"Stinger" Karl Hegman presents a fabulous night of boxing at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Texas.
Headlining the card is Olympic medalist Marlen Esparza. More details to come, but the card is scheduled for the spring boxing season.
By Jimbo McFinkelstein, FightBeat Boxing Guru
On June 8, 2013, it took Adonis “Superman” Stevenson just 76 seconds to announce himself on the World stage; landing a devastating left hand to rip the WBC light heavyweight title from “Bad” Chad Dawson’s clutches. This Saturday night, Stevenson aims to produce the goods once again as he attempts to keep the lineal championship with victory over Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud.
Stevenson, 21(18)-1-0, made his pro debut in 2006 at the age of 29. It was a late start in to boxing but he has most certainly made up for lost time. After 13 straight wins, Stevenson suffered the first and only loss of his career to date at the hands of journeyman Darnell Boone; who knocked Stevenson out in two rounds. “Superman” wiped the dust off his cape to record six straight wins inside the distance, with two of those wins coming by way of knockout. Stevenson then avenged the defeat to Boone in March earlier this year; crushing him in six rounds.
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By Jimbo McNugget, Fightbeat boxing correspondent - The boxing season returns on August 17 as Britain’s Darren “Dazzling” Barker challenges Australia’s, Daniel “Real Deal” Geale, for the IBF middleweight title. The pair are set to clash at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Barker and Geale have been on a collision course since 2002 when they both won Gold medals at the Manchester Commonwealth Games, albeit in different weight classes. They both have solid amateur backgrounds and World-class experience as pros and are at a point in their careers where a win on August 17 would set them up for more big fights on the World stage. They understand what a win would do for their career and how a loss would affect them. They each have tons of heart and a desire to succeed, which will make this fight very exciting and the occasion overall very special.
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By Jimmy McNugget - Kazakhstan’s Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin remains the WBA World and IBO middleweight champion after producing a composed, educated and calculating performance against Matthew Macklin in Connecticut on June 29. The way in which ‘GGG’ finished off Macklin was simply stunning to behold!
Golovkin, 31, now moves to 27(24)-0-0. He was punch-perfect throughout the contest against Macklin. He landed a precise left hook to the body midway through the 3rd round which sent Macklin crashing to the canvas. The Anglo-Irish fighter was clearly in some pain and discomfort. Macklin could not recover and get to his feet. Referee, Eddie Cotton, counted him out and stopped the fight with 1:22 of the 3rd round having elapsed…..
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By Jimmy McNugget, FightBeat boxing correspondent - We are all now aware of who Adrien Broner is. He’s pretty much become this egotistical, obnoxious person who truly believes in his own importance and ability. You either love him or you hate him.
Whatever your opinion is of him, as a person or fighter, you can’t help but tune in to watch him. I suppose that in itself is an achievement. But, Broner’s main ambition is to achieve superstardom. Once Floyd Mayweather Jr retires, he truly believes that he’s destined to take over and sit on the P4P throne for years to come. He also believes that no fighter can solve ‘The Problem’……..
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By Jimbo McNugget - A majority of Fightbeat boxing experts are somewhat pessimistic about the state of boxing these days, while some are more optimistic. But, collectively, we know
cheap booze talent when we see it and in Terence Crawford, we actually agree that we have someone who has the potential to achieve great things in the sport.
Crawford (21-0-0, 16 KO’s), is from Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He started boxing at the age of 7 and had a successful amateur career, claiming a Gold medal at the U.S. Pan American Games Box-Offs in 2007.
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By Jimbo McNugget, FightBeat UK boxing correspondent - Hey Paulie, you got a problem to deal with! “Are you talking to me?…I said, are you talking to meeee?….Get the F##k outta here!” This has been the type of response from the ‘Magic Man’ whenever ‘The Problem’ opens his mouth and says his name.
Paulie ‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi and Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner have trash-talked a fair bit ahead of their WBA World welterweight title bout showdown. As we all know though, you don’t win fights with your mouth you win them with your fists!
The pair go head-to-head at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York on June 22.
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By Wrigley Brogan - A country’s food says much about the temperament of its population. Chinese food tends to be rather mild with many gentle spices and subtle flavors, the sweet and sour often mixed together, some noodles soft, some hard and crunchy, the soups thin and watery. Chinese food hardly upsets anyone.
Mexican food always has a kick. Thick with a minimum of rich spices and chili sauce there are no subtleties on the plate. Corn and flour tortillas wrap around smoky chicken or beef or fish mixed with guacamole and sour cream. Cream and cheese ooze from smashed peppers as they float on a bed of onion and chili sauces. Soup is thick and tangy and filled with tortillas, chicken, onions, peppers, and large of avocados. People not used to eating Mexican food might find themselves groaning on the couch with a bellyache.
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