Category Archives: HBO Boxing

Bryant Jennings and other HBO featured fighters share final thought on December 19th in Verona.

 Below is what the fighters had to say about as their training camp comes to a close this week.
BRYANT “BYE BYE” JENNINGS, Former Heavyweight World Title Challenger:

“The weather is warm out here in Florida, and John David Jackson is doing a great job as my new trainer. He’s a man that knows the fight game being that he was a fighter himself, a former world champion to be exact. The little things he’s showing me are making a big difference. I was happy that my promoter Gary Shaw came out to visit and see the progress I have made.  We’re out here doing it. I believe I’ve become a better fighter, and it will show come fight night.

“This is a big fight for the heavyweight division. The interim WBA World heavyweight title is on the line. The winner will move on to bigger and better things. Everyone says he has a lot of power but his opposition is suspect.  He’s a big slugger and I’m a boxer that gives a lot of movement. I believe I’m the one with the better skills and better pro experience. I’m winning this fight.
“I think it’s great. The sport needs to keep its integrity.  Ortiz is a good fighter but he’s already shown that he has some insecurities. When a fighter gets caught cheating while using steroids to get an edge says a lot about that person. He paid his dues and now it’s time to fight.  With VADA testing installed for this fight, everyone will be on an even playing field.
“With Klitschko losing to Fury, the heavyweight division is wide open. There are a lot of hungry fighters out there ready to take charge and I’m one of them. I know I got what it takes to become a world champion. The heavyweight division is mine to be conquered.”

Enter the Klitschko vs. Fury contest

CONTEST TIME! Pick the winner of today’s Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury Heavyweight title fight for a chance to win a Best of Joe Frazier DVD.

The rules are simple – choose your winner and method of victory. Include the round if you think it is a knockout or give one score card if you think decision. If your score matches any of the three judges final tallies you win.

The show goes live this afternoon at 4:45 EST on HBO Boxing. Vegas lists Dr. Steel Hammer in the neighborhood of a 5-to-1 favorite, his closest odds in years. Fury, who had a big mouth in the lead up to the fight, looked shaky and at a loss for words today at the press conference.

Are the lights suddenly getting too bright? Who knows what will happen. Take your shot and enjoy the fight!

Contest Time! Pick the winner of Canelo vs. Cotto to win tickets to see Creed

Contest Time! Pick the winner of tonight’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto fight for a chance to win two tickets to see Creed next weekend. Anyone in the USA can enter as the tickets are good for any AMC Theatres in the country.

Canelo is currently listed by Vegas as roughly a 3-to-1 favorite with the money leaning towards a decision. The rules are simple – leave a comment choosing your predicted winner AND the method of victory. If you think there will be a knockout you must include the round the other man goes down for the count. If going decision, you must leave a score prediction- if your score matches any one of the three judges final tallies, you win granted that your chosen fighter is declared victorious. Simply saying “Cotto or Canelo by decision” does not cut it!

One entry per person. You can enter until this HBO PPV main event opening bell sounds around 11 EST televised from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Winners will be announced after the fight – multiple sets of tickets are available if multiple people make the correct pick.

NOTE – the tickets are ONLY good for next weekend Nov 28 & 29.

Gabriel Rosado vs. Joshua Clottey added to the Dec 19th show in Verona, NY

This Verona, NY show keeps getting better. Two strong supporting bouts have been signed for a card that already includes Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz and Jason Sosa vs. Nicholas Walters as featured attractions.

It has been announced that two long time veterans Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) and  Joshua Clottey (39-4, 22 KOs) will face off in a 10-round bout which will be fought at a catch weight of 158 lbs. Rosado is dropping down a few pounds while Clottey is going up a touch to make this happen.

This fight will be televised on HBO Latino prior to the two primary fights that will roll live on the premium HBO network.

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya has been quoted  as saying the winner should be in line for a name fight in 2016. Who wants it more? We will soon find out!

Continue reading Gabriel Rosado vs. Joshua Clottey added to the Dec 19th show in Verona, NY

Bryant Jennings and Jason Sosa to fight in separate bouts on HBO Dec 19th

My sources on 6th Avenue tell me that HBO Boxing is cooking up a doubleheader of local interest for December 19th at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York.

In the main event we will see Philly’s 2015 Fighter of the Year Bryant By-By Jennings take on Golden Boy Boxing‘s top heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 knockouts) of Cuba.

In a surprise announcement, Camden’s Jason Sosa is said to have been approved to face the undefeated Nicholas “Axeman” Walters – a world champion at 126 lbs who is making a jump up to the 130 pound division in the co-feature.

Bryant Jennings vs Ortiz posted

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Hammerin’ Hank gets hosed by the judges in Los Angeles

On July 12, 2015 at the L.A. Sports Arena, Mauricio Herrera won a disputed 5th round technical decision over Hank Lundy to claim the NABF 140 lb title.

Hank was kicking that ass early but Herrera did storm back after being nailed by a questionable head butt that caused a nasty meat flap above his eye. This cut caused the ringside doctor top call an early halt to the bout. Final scores were 48-47 x 2 and an even card at 48-48.

Do you think The Hammer got hosed on the scorecards or did Herrera deserve the nod?

Early blow back from this controversy include a potential lawsuit from Team Lundy against promoter Golden Boy Promotion and Herrera suffering an eye injury that could possibly send him into retirement. 

What are your thoughts on the fight action, referee cutting the fight short and judges decision? — with Mauricio Herrera and Hammerin Hank Lundy.

Check out this awesome photo gallery of the fight by Ed Mulholland

Hank Lundy heads to Hollywood for a fight with Mauricio Herrera on July 11

Golden Boy Boxing has announced that Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KO) will head to Hollywood on July 11 to face Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KO) for an HBO Latino Boxing Main Event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. It is an important fight for the two well-traveled veterans. The war of words has begun.

Hammer says he is coming to “El Maestro’s” backyard on a seek and destroy mission. Lundy is currently in Vegas banging out 8.5 mile runs and training hard for the upcoming assignment.

Herrera countered by saying “Forget Hank Lundy, everyone is coming to see me!” “It’s going to be a great fight, but I’m taking Lundy to school and putting him into detention for talking to much!”

Outside of the verbal nails spit at each other, both fighters showed a mutual respect for their fellow warrior who took the road less traveled in the industry. Both acknowledged that the other fighter came up the hard way, never rejecting a tough challenge.

Herrera, of Riverside California, will have the home field advantage in this one. He has lost two of this last three though the majority of the boxing world feels that he was shafted by judges in those losses. He is considered a real player in the Jr. Welterweight division.

Lundy, a former starting running back at Bartram High, has won three of his last four though most recently dropping razor-thin decision to Thomas Dulorme.

This bout will be at 140 lbs with the vacancy NABF title on the line. What are your thoughts on how this will all play out?

GGG & Canelo are on a collision course – is this the best possible fight to make in boxing?

It looks like two of boxing’s most popular fighters are on a course to fight in the near future. I ask the fans, followers and participants of the sport – who wins if / when GGG vs. Canelo takes place and is this the best possible fight out there? — with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez,Saúl Canelo Álvarez, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin Fan Club and Gennady Golovkin.

GGG vs. Willie Monroe tonight on HBO. Enter our car wash contest

Late Night Contest – my friends at All Seasons Car Wash and Mobile in Roxborough offer A free car wash to anyone who can predict the final outcome of the GGG vs. Willie Monroe fight on HBO Boxing tonight. You know the rules. If you’re picking knockout you must take a round. And if you go decision you must put a scorecard. Your scorecard can match any the three judges final tally. Out-of-towners I’ll hook you up with an affiliate of you get it right. — with Willie El Mongoose Monroe Jr. and Gennady Golovkin.