Stevenson training for knockout

By Togorashi By Dave Spencer Adonis Stevenson held court in Montreal Thursday as the light-heavyweight champion and promoter Yvon Michel tried to hold off a barrage of questioning concerning , new advisor Al Haymon, HBO having the rug pulled out from under …

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Tim Bradley: The ‘punisher’ Manny Pacquiao is no more

By Lem Satterfield

Tim Bradley recalled Manny Pacquiao as “one of the more vicious punchers in the game” and “a punisher” entering their initial clash in June 2012.

Pacquiao rode a 15-bout winning streak that included eight knockouts into their fight, a run encompassed of winning three title belts over as many different weight divisions. It also included two knockouts of Erik Morales, as well as stoppage wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and David Diaz.

There were also a pair of decision victories over Juan Manuel Marquez, and decisions over Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, Marco Antonio Barrera and Joshua Clottey.

“Manny used to be like a storm, man, Manny Pacquiao was a punisher,” said Bradley, who is 30. “He used to be blazing. He used to just knock guys out. He didn’t mess around.”

But Bradley said that he has noticed a decline as of late in Pacquiao, whom he dethroned as WBO 147-pound beltholder by split-decision. After facing Bradley, Pacquiao was knocked out in the sixth round — the third stoppage loss of Pacquiao’s career — in December 2012 by Juan Manuel Marquez, against whom Pacquiao is 2-1-1.

Although Pacquiao rebounded from the two losses with November’s unanimous decision over rising 140-pounder, Brandon Rios, Bradley believes that the eight-division titlewinner looked tentative in doing so.

“He had a guy that was sitting in front of him, and a guy that is a tough guy. Brandon Rios, I have a lot of respect for him. He’s a very tough guy and a good fighter. But Mannny had him right there in front of him and he couldn’t get rid of him when he’s supposed to be one of the more vicious punchers in the game,” said Bradley.

“I’ve never seen Manny Pacquiao take a step back before when he’s supposed to engage, but I think that is what I saw in the last round of the Rios fight, when Rios was trapped in a corner. You saw Manny Pacquiao step off of the gas pedal. That was unbelievable to me.”

Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) apparently doesn’t expect to see much more out of Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) in their HBO Pay Per View-televised rematch on April 12 at the MGM Grand, site of their first bout.

Bradley attended the post-fight news conference in a wheelchair following his victory over Pacquiao, claiming to have pulled the ligaments in his left foot and strained ligaments in his right in the second and fourth rounds, respectively.

“In my fight, I was wounded. I had two bad feet and he couldn’t take me out. So, I mean, what makes you think that he’s going to take me out with two good feet? I had two wounded feet. That’s when I started noticing it, man. He has the ability to fight,” said Bradley.

“Don’t get it twisted when I say that he doesn’t have the fire or the passion. I say that because I don’t see that anymore. He used to be like a storm, man. Manny Pacquiao was a punisher. He used to be blazing. He used to just knock guys out. He didn’t mess around. Now, he’s more compassionate toward his opponents, and that’s not good for a boxer, man.”

Bradley was awarded the decision over Pacquiao by scores of 115-113 on the cards of official judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford, Jerry Roth had the same score for Pacquiao and an informal poll of 51 writers favored Pacquiao over Bradley, 48-3.

This time, however, trainer Joel Diaz said Bradley will be more dominant.

“I’m telling the world right now,” said Diaz. “Tim Bradley’s going to come to the ring on April 12, and he’s going to ruin a lot of people’s parties by beating Manny Pacquiao again.”

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Early Results from Germany

By Togorashi Super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (11-1, 10 KOs) dropped Misa Nikolic (18-27-2, 8 KOs) four times in round one before the bout was waved off. Time was 2:00. Jr middleweight Mathias Zemski (12-1, 3 KOs) scored a third round TKO over …

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Stevenson vs Fonfara: Tickets on sale March 29, undercard to feature David Lemieux, Eleider Alvarez, and more

By Scott Christ

Tickets for the May 24 fight between Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara at Montreal’s Bell Center go on sale tomorrow, and the undercard is coming together, as well.

Adonis “Superman” Stevenson will make his Showtime debut on May 24 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, facing WBC mandatory challenger Andrzej Fonfara in a bout that could set up a fight against the winner of the April 17 fight between Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov, holders of the IBF and WBA titles, respectively.

WBC and Ring Magazine champion Stevenson (23-1, 20 KO) has become a big star in his adopted home in the province of Quebec, and will be a hot ticket even considering Fonfara (25-2, 15 KO) is a big underdog. Tickets are on sale tomorrow, and here’s the info from the promoter:

Tickets go on sale this Saturday morning (Mar. 29) at 10:00 a.m. ET, at Bell Centre, online at www.evenko.ca, calling GYM at (514) 383-0666, or Boxing Club Champion (514) 376-0980 Ticket prices range from $50.00 up to $350.00 reserved on the floor.

The undercard is also shaping up:

Other fights on the “COLLISION” card will be announced in the coming days but GYM is committed to presenting another memorable event. GYM does confirm that the IBF No. 10, WBO No. 11 and WBC No. 16 middleweight David Lemieux (31-2-0, 29 KOs) will be in the co-feature for the most important fight of his career. WBO No. 2, WBA No. 3 and WBC No. 10 world light heavyweight contender Eleider Alvarez (14-0-0, 8 KOs) will be in action May 24, along with rising light heavyweight star Artur Beterbiev (4-0-0, 4 KOs), IBF No. 7 middleweight Kevin Bizier (24-1-0, 14 KOs), heavyweight prospect Oscar Rivas (13-0-0, 8 KOs ), super middleweight Sébastien Bouchard (8-0-0, 2 KOs), and young welterweight Yves Ulysse Jr. (1-0-0, 1 KOs).

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Khan vs Collazo: Luis Collazo marches into training camp at Fort Jackson

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Bob Arum: $1 million weight penalty for Chavez Jr.-Golovkin

By Lem Satterfield

Negotiations for a 168-pound bout on July 19 between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin include a penalty of $1 million if either fighter fails to make weight, Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum informed RingTV.com on Friday.

“That’s one point that has been resolved,” said Arum. “That’s if either party is overweight, then he pays a fine of a million dollars to the other guy.”

Chavez (48-1-1, 32 knockouts) is coming off consecutive unanimous decisions over Bryan Vera, the rematch being a super middleweight bout on March 1. Their first fight in September was contested at a 173-pound catchweight after a deal was reached in the wake of Chavez’s failure to make the originally contracted super middleweight limit of 168.

“If he comes in over 168, then he pays the other guy a million dollars,” said Arum of a clash that is scheduled to take place at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. “Who gives a s–t? He should pay a big fine if he can’t make 168, particularly now that we know that he can make 168.”

Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) is coming off last month’s seventh-round stoppage of Osumanu Adama, representing his 16th straight knockout victory.

Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions could not be reached for an immediate comment.

“One thing that we want to stress is that we’ve agreed to the 168-pound fight for Chavez,” said Loeffler in an earlier interview. “But Gennady is a small middleweight and after this fight, he plans to go back down to 160 to prove that he’s the best middleweight. But one of the stipulations for this fight with Chavez was to fight at 168.”

Golovkin pulled out of a scheduled April 26 defense against Andy Lee due to the death of his father, Gennady Ivanovich Golovkin, who passed as the result of a heart attack on February 18. Golovkin immediately began observing a period of mourning, a tradition in his culture, to spend time with his family in his native Kazakhstan.

Loeffler said he expects Golovkin to be in attendance at the April 12 rematch between WBO 147-pound beltholder Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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