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As the Barclays Center preps for its boxing debut tomorrow night, we caught up with Long Island native Brian Kenny, who is part of Showtime's broadcast team. Kenny, from Island Trees, called fights at ESPN for more than decade. He now works at the MLB Network. Neutral Corner: How exciting is it to be part of this event?
Brian Kenny: It's all part of the revitalization of Brooklyn. To be part...Read more »
You want to talk boxing in Brooklyn? Consider this: On June 19, 1947, Coney Island's Herbie Kronowitz beat Brownsville's Harold Green at Ebbets Field, for the middleweight title of Brooklyn. It doesn't get more Brooklyn than that. That fight, between two top 10 contenders, is just a small slice of Brooklyn's rich boxing past. Now, Golden Boy Promotions and The Barclays Center are writing a new chapter...Read more »
Randall Bailey pulling out of his fight with Devon Alexander was a blow to the September 8 card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. But the next best thing may actually be a better fight.
WBC super lightweight contender Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs) will take on Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) live on Showtime’s Championship Boxing on Saturday night. It should be an interesting...Read more »
Orlando Salido scored a shocking upset of Juan Manuel Lopez the last time the two fighters met. Tonight, on Showtime, Salido defends the WBO featherweight title he took from Lopez in the long-awaited rematch. The match is one of a long line of great fights between champions from Mexico (Salido) and Puerto Rico (Lopez). Showtime analyst Steve Farhood sent out his 10 best fights between Mexican champs...Read more »
Showtime announced today that is will produce a two-episode run of it's "docu-series," Fight Camp 360° for the Andre Berto-Victor Ortiz rematch.
Both fighters have interesting stories, so the series has potential. It debuts on Showtime Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. Replays will be shown on CBS Sports Network. Welterweights Berto and Ortiz fight on Feb. 11. Ortiz won the first bout...Read more »
After a few bumps and bruises, three dropouts and a postponement, Showtime’s Super Six World Boxing Classic Final, featuring WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward and WBA titlist Carl Froch is here.
The two are set to square off on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Showtime.
The fight was originally set for Oct. 29 but an eye injury suffered during training camp...Read more »
Andre Ward suffered a cut in training that required seven stiches to close, forcing the postponement of his October 29 World Boxing Classic Super Six Final against Carl Froch.
Ward, the WBA super middleweight champion, and Froch, the WBC titlist, were to meet in the championship round of Showtime's inaugural World Boxing Classic in Atlantic City.
The fight has not yet been...Read more »