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Adrien Broner: I’m Taking This Fight Serious

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By Miguel Maravilla

Four-division world champion Cincinnati’s Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) is set to take on three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) of Moreno Valley by way of Oxnard on Saturday July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York live on Showtime Championship Boxing on Showtime. Fightnews.com caught up with the “Problem” as he talked about his upcoming fight with Garcia.

“I am feeling good. I’m taking this fight serious. I want to show that I am still one of the best,” Adrien Broner told Fightnews.com “This is just a time for me to step up,” Broner added.

Broner is coming off a razor thin decision over Adrian Granados in what was a tough fight for him this past February in his hometown of Cincinnati.

“I don’t know if any of you have ever had a broken hand but just to give you an idea what I was up against,” Broner said.

Prior to that fight Broner has been involved with issues outside the ring. Last year in April, Broner was arrested for reckless driving. Followed by an assault charge stemming from a bowling alley bet gone bad which was later dropped by the accuser. Broner was also accused of choking a waitress at Drai’s night club in Las Vegas.

“Most of you don’t really care about me. You are all just nosy. The only people who care about me are my mother, father, and children,” Broner said. “I am more focused on boxing now,” Broner added.

Broner now looks to redeem himself and put those issues in the past as he now sets his focus on Garcia.

“I ain’t playing no more I am taking this fight serious,”

For his opponent Mikey Garcia he has scored two consecutive knockouts since returning to the ring after a 2 year layoff. Scoring knockouts over Elio Rojas and in his last fight knocked out previously undefeated Dejan Zlaticanin, winning the WBC lightweight title.

“Listen the guys he has been punching have been 135 and down. I would like to see what would happen if I hit one those guys. Lets think about this give me all 36 of his opponents and then give him all of my opponents. I know I would be 36-0, with 36 knockouts,” Broner on Garcia “I heard people saying that he hits harder than this person or that person,”

Coming into this fight Broner is a 5 to 1 betting underdog as he did not take that too well.

“5 to 1. Shit!” Broner surprisingly said and followed up with his prediction. “I will fuck him up.”

Next stop for Broner will be Colorado Springs as he will begin his preparation for Garcia. Broner has began to train but will seclude himself and be away from the distractions which have plagued him in recent years.

“I am comfortable here in Colorado we put in some good work. There are guys that I have been sparring this camp that are undefeated,”

Broner vs. Garcia will be a scheduled 12 round super lightweight bout as it will headline the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast.

“I have to do, what I have to do, to get that victory. July 29th I will be victorious,” Broner said. “It’s time to go to a different level. This is one those, I told you so,” Broner,”

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Pacquiao vs Horn, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for June 30-July 1

By Scott Christ

Manny Pacquiao is back, Robert Easter Jr has a title defense, and more.

Friday, June 30

Bounce, 9:00 pm ET, Robert Easter Jr vs Denis Shafikov, Julian Williams vs Joshua Conley. This is a solid main event, pitting strong young titleholder Easter against veteran challenger Shafikov. Shafikov has never gotten over the hump — losing title shots against Miguel Vazquez and Rances Barthelemy — but at worst he’s someone you can’t take lightly. Williams is making his return after his first pro loss. BLH will try to have live coverage — depending on Bounce stream.

ESPN2, 10:00 pm ET, Oscar Negrete vs Sergio Frias. Pretty much your average Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN thing. This was supposed to be Negrete against Randy Caballero, far more interesting, but it’s not.

Saturday, July 1

Sky Sports (UK), 2:30 pm ET, Frank Buglioni vs Ricky Summers. Not the biggest Sky card, but Buglioni headlines the O2 in London in a British light heavyweight title defense against Summers. Some Olympians and other prospects fill out the card.

ESPN / BoxNation (UK) / PPV (AUS), Super Channel (CAN), 9:00 pm ET, Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn. Gonna be really weird watching Manny Pacquiao on ESPN after all these years with HBO and HBO PPV (and the one off with SHO PPV against Mosley, which I mention a lot because it sticks out in my head for various reasons). But it’s nice to see Top Rank considering a real move to get their fighters seen by a wider audience. Listen, I like the HBO broadcasts, I like their team, I think they do a better job overall than anyone else, but ESPN opens up the casual “hey, what’s on TV?” market to a lot more people. This is a four-fight bill, featuring Michael Conlan and Shane Mosley Jr in action, plus Jerwin Ancajas defending the IBF super flyweight title against Teiru Kinoshita.

Televisa (MEX), 11:00 pm ET, Roberto Ortiz vs Diego Cruz.

Source:: Bad Left Hook

Manny Pacquiao arrives in Australia, talks camp

By Scott Christ

Manny Pacquiao has hit Brisbane ahead of this Saturday’s fight.

Manny Pacquiao has arrived in Australia ahead of next Saturday’s “Battle of Brisbane,” where he’ll face home fighter Jeff Horn, with Pacquiao defending the WBO welterweight title.

The fight will air live in the United States on ESPN, the first event of a new deal between Top Rank and the network, which will take some marquee fighters off of HBO — or at least that’s the idea for now.

Pacquiao, 38, went on Australian radio and attempted to dispel rumors that he had taken it easy in training camp:

“Training is good, we did a lot of hard work, I am very excited for the fans to give a good show to show my best and in boxing ring. Some reports coming out of the Philippines that I haven’t been training hard are not true. It just happens that when some of our friends came around to our training camp, we weren’t doing much and people assumed I wasn’t training hard.”

Frankly, even if Pacquiao didn’t have the hardest or best camp of his career, he might be fine. On paper, Horn is pretty overmatched here, and Pacquiao is a gargantuan step in in competition for him.

Source:: Bad Left Hook

Fortuna vence a Beltre en Santo Domingo

By gabrielf388d

Por Robert Coster

El ex campeón del mundo de la AMB Javier Fortuna hizo su primera incursión en la división de peso ligero contra su compatriota Mario Beltre frente a sus fans locales el sábado por la noche en Santo Domingo. Fortuna (32-1-1, 23 KOs) mando a la lona en el primer round al clasificado Beltre (16-3, 9 KOs) y luego lo terminó en el segundo con un gancho paralelo al cuerpo.

Abrazado por su promotor Sampson Lewkowicz, Fortuna dijo: “Me siento muy bien peleando como un peso ligero, muy poderoso”. Fue la tercera victoria consecutiva de Fortuna desde que perdió el título de super-pluma de la AMB contra Jason Sosa hace exactamente un año.

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BJ Flores vence a Guivas en Phoenix

By gabrielf388d

El clasificado # 10 de peso pesado de la OMN B.J. Flores (34-3-1, 21 KOs) anotó un blanqueo de seis asaltos sobre Nick Guivas (13-6-2, 9 KOs) el sábado por la noche en el Teatro Celebrity en Phoenix, Arizona. El ex retador al campeonato mundial de peso crucero desafío acoso a Guivas toda la pelea, mientras que Guivas ofreció muy poco en la resistencia. Flores obtuvo 60-54 en todas las puntuaciones.

El boxeador de peso superwelter Vladimir Hernández (9-2, 6 KOs) anotó una decisión unánime de ocho rounds sobre el previamente invicto Danny Valdivia (14-1, 10 KOs). El agresivo Hernández presionó la acción y salió triunfante con puntuaciones de 77-75, 77-75, 78-74.

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Díaz domina Puente en Guadalajara

By gabrielf388d

El peso pluma de clasificado # 2 en la OMB Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (24-0, 11 KOs) se anotó una decisión unánime de diez rounds sobre Sergio “Dandy” Puente (26-5, 11 KOs) el sábado por la noche en el Gimnasio de Usos Múltiples del Parque San Rafael en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Díaz prevaleció 99-91, 98-92, 98-92.

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