Friday, February 10, 2017

King's Promotions Fighter Mykal "The Professor" Fox Looking Forward To Next Fight!

(Keystone Boxing & Kings Promotions)

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect, Mykal "The Professor" Fox will take on hard-punching Tre'Sean Wiggins in the eight-round main event of a big night of boxing on This Saturday night, February 11th at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland.

The show is promoted by King's Promotions.

Fox, 21 years old of Forestville, Maryland is coming off a good 2016, where he went 4-0 and became a main event fight in the Maryland area.

The 3-year pro is coming off a 7th round stoppage over Juan Rodriguez on November 5th in the same venue.

Fox is wrapping up training camp in the D.C. area, and he believes that Wiggins could be the toughest test of his young professional career.

"Training camp has been great.  It has been another good camp," said Fox.

"Wiggins is a dangerous opponent.  I have fought opponents that may have had more experience, but Wiggins has a lot of power in both hands.  He is left handed like I am."

Fox has been progressing up the ladder, and now he is considered to be on some prospects lists on the East Coast.  A win over the heavy handed Wiggins would solidify his status as 2017 progresses.

"I think fighting him is the next step in my progression.  I wanted to be tested, and Wiggins is a guy who has power.  I am not looking to take those punches, bit if I do, I will be ready for what he has."

Fox doesn't have to look far for motivation, as he brother, talented middleweight Alantez Fox has a bout on February 25th for the NABF title, and the two train side by side with each other under the guidance of their trainer, who also happens to be their father, Troy Fox,

"We are both very motivated.  We are there for each other.  We feed off each other in the gym and it is a great motivator to train next to him every day."

A win over Wiggins will keep Fox moving towards his short term goal for 2017.

Thomas "Top Dog" Williams Jr. Interview Leading Into The Marcus Browne Fight!

Thomas "Top Dog" is looking for a knockout when he faces Marcus Browne on February 18 in Cincinnati live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here is the interview.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rau'shee Warren Looks To Defend His Title Against Zhanat Zhakiyanov!

Rau'shee Warren vs. Zhanat Zhakiyanov
LIVE on Bounce TV
Friday 9pm ET February 10

Warren is 14-1, (4 KOs). He came up short in his first title shot at 118lbs. He lost by split decision to Juan Carlos Payano on August 2, 2015. Warren made up for it in their rematch on June 18, 2016 by winning with a majority decision in a hard fought battle. 

“I feel like this fight has got to be real impressive. I got to do something different. Everybody’s used to the speed, they’re used to me outclassing fighters. This fight, they’re going to see not just speed, but more power, more of my abilities in the ring as a fighter.” 

February 7, 2017
"This is one of the harder training camps I did!"

"I feel mentally I still got a lot to learn. I'm a world champion with 14 fights, and a lot of people it takes maybe 20 something fights for them to become world champion. I'm one of the ones to get a belt early in my career, and I still got a lot ahead of me. I'm not done. I'm just getting started." 

Feb. 7, 2017

Quotes From The Lamont Peterson Media Day Workout!

Lamont Peterson will take on WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan in a 12-round co-main event Live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

     (Photo by Wallace Barron)

"I'm going through a full-blown training camp and I've had a lot of energy. I think the strength will be there too but I'm an energy fighter. I like to put pressure and use my energy. Look for an improved Lamont Peterson.

"People are going to talk a lot about my layoff but honestly that only affects people who aren't always in the gym. I have been in the gym working hard this entire time. I've been working on my craft. I got better and you'll see on February 18.

"Avanesyan is a good fighter. He keeps his hands up high, so even though he's there to be hit, it doesn't mean I'm going to get good clean shots. It should be a good entertaining fight and a good first step at welterweight for me.

"Big fights are what matters to me. When you're coming up it's all about winning a title. Having fought for 12 years, it doesn't matter to me as much. The way I'm looking at is, if I get this win then I'm the No. 1 contender for the belt.

"I have no concern about ring rust. It's not even a thought in my head. I would be shocked if that was a problem for me.

"You never know what the right time is to move up in weight, but the time is now for me to move up to welterweight and I'm happy about it. Making 140 pounds was getting tough. I think it hampered my performances a bit and that let us know it was time.

"I've been wanting to move up but it seemed like my opportunities were down in weight. Now I'm ready to mix it up with the best guys here.

"For me, it's all about the joy of getting in the ring and competing. I want to do it at the highest level and I'm looking forward to getting big fights."

BARRY HUNTER, Peterson's Trainer

"Sometimes having time off like Lamont had is not a bad thing. It gives you space and time to work on your mental game, shore up some things you could be weak at and of course it lets you heal up. It's served us well and I'm happy with what I see from Lamont so far.

"We always approach an opponent, no matter the record, like they are a world champion. We prepare for war. If anything less than that takes place, so be it. We're going to be ready. To me Avanesyan is a guy who is an obstacle in our way. If we can't go around him, we'll go right through him.

"We want all of the top 147-pounders. I always thought Lamont and Danny Garcia was a fight that warranted a rematch. Because it was a great fight that had a little bit of controversy around it. I still would like to see the rematch."

Media Day Workout For Lamont Peterson!