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23.01.2020 - 00:30 Uhr
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Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran im Fury-Team Tyson Fury hat für seinen Rückkampf gegen Deontay Wilder Jacob Duran verpflichtet. Duran – Künstlername ‚Stitch‘ – stand auch schon bei beiden Klitschkos in der Ecke und gilt weltweit als einer der besten Cutmen. Der mittlerweile 69-jährige ist als Sohn mexikanischer Einwanderer in Kalifornien aufgewachsen. Als der Farmerssohn 1974 zur Air Force eingezogen und nach Thailand versetzt wurde, bekam er Kontakt zum Thaiboxen. Zurück in den USA eröffnete Duran eine Kickboxschule und wurde einer der ersten Promotoren der International Kickboxing Federation in Kalifornien. Duran trainierte mehrere der ersten IKF-Amateur-Champions wie Randy ‚Buzzman‘ Bussart, Mike ‚Mohamid‘ Duran, John ‚Psyco‘ Parker und Andy ‚The Sandman‘ Sanchez. Begehrt war Duran zuerst nicht wegen seiner Fähigkeit, Cutverletzungen zu behandeln, sondern wegen seiner „Tapes“, der Bandagen für die Hände. Als Cutman stand Duran zuerst vor allem UFC-Kämpfern zur Seite, bevor er 2015 zum Boxsport wechselte. Dort arbeitete ‚Stitch‘ zum Beispiel für Vitali und Wladimir Klitschko, Andre Ward, Chris Algieri und Amir Khan. Der breiten Masse wurde ...

15.01.2020 - 19:06 Uhr
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Opportunities aren't afforded to everyone, especially in the sport of boxing. There has been numerous fighters throughout the history of the sport who have gone their entire careers without being given a shot at a world title. For 37 year old Light Heavyweight contender Michael Seals, he has the chance to move one step closer to the goal that many aren’t given. During an interview on Boxing Insider Radio which airs every Tuesday and is available on iTunes, Spotify and on Boxinginsider.com, Micheal Seals discussed his excitement for the biggest fight of his life against Eleider Alvarez on January 18th, along with his future plans should he come away with the win.https://youtu.be/OfMogTcEXjYIt’s been a long 12 year career for Seals, who originally grew up in Alabama. If you’ve been down south, you know full well just how much the sport of football reigns king. Seals was once a football player, and a good one in his own right. After realizing that his dreams of turning into a professional football player was unlikely to come true, Seals decided to switch sports. 26 fights later, Seals will now be given the opportunity of a lifetime when he takes on former world champion Eleider Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York, on January 18th.“This is a big fight, the winner of his goes on to fight for a world title,” said Seals on Boxing Insider Radio. “This would be a career defining victory. The minutes and hours are moving in slow motion is what it feels like.”There is nothing on the resume of Seals (26-2, 18 KOs) that would indicate that he is ready for an opponent the caliber of Alvarez. That statement might ring true in terms of professional boxing resumes, however, Seals has the sort of experience both in and out of the ring that you just can't teach.“We prepared for everything because he is a dynamic fighter. I’m prepared for a war but I’m also prepared for a high level boxing match. Whatever he brings I’m ready for it. I don’t have a ton of amateur experience but I’ve sparred a lot of contenders and champions when I was coming up.”Amongst an impressive list of sparring partners is former Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko. It may have been a great learning experience but Seals quickly found out why Klitschko had one of the most dominant runs in boxing history.“He hit me with a right hand man, I felt it in my toes,” said Seals while laughing. “I toughed it out though man and I gave him some good work.”The lessons from Klitschko may have been a painful one, but they have definitely helped him reach the stage that he is currently standing on. Still, even with the valuable experience that he has gained throughout his career, no one is expecting him to come out with the victory.“A lot of people are counting me out. There making me a crazy underdog which I get where they are coming from but they don’t know me, I know me.”Seals may believe everyone is crazy for counting him out against Alvarez, but if he does manage to win, his preference in his next opponent would lead many to believe that maybe he really is.“Beterbiev, that’s who I want next.” If Seals can do what many think he can't, which is actually pull off the upset victory, then a date with Beterbiev will be waiting for him next.Boxinginsider.com Radio brings the Boxing Gym to the radio studio every week. Subscribe to BoxingInsider Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker, Soundcloud, Google Podcasts, and other platforms and listen on boxinginsider.comThe post Michael Seals Sits Down With Boxing Insider Radio to Discuss His Upcoming Contest Against Eleider Alvarez appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

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27.01.2020 - 12:00 Uhr
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Eddie Hearn setzt auf Saudi-Arabien „Sie wollen Saudi-Arabien zur Heimat des Boxens machen”, hat der britische Promoter Eddie Hearn schon vor einiger Zeit in einem Interview erklärt und: „Es wird jede Menge Kämpfe im Nahen Osten geben!“ Was anfänglich zu vermuten war, wird nun zur Gewissheit: Hearn meinte damit wohl vor allem seine eigenen Veranstaltungen. Der 40-jährige, der offenbar nur zu gerne bereit ist, Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Diskriminierung, Folter und Hinrichtung zu ignorieren, wenn es um das finanzielle „Wohlbefinden“ geht, verkauft das „Sportswashing“ des Wüstenstaats gerne als Investition, die ein „Return on Investment“ erzielen werde. Wie das funktionieren soll, wird wohl Hearns Geheimnis bleiben. So wie die Times seinerzeit berichtet hat, sind zum Rückkampf zwischen Andy Ruiz jr und Anthony Joshua im saudi-arabischen Diriah nur rund 4000 Boxfans aus Großbritannien angereist. Bei Paketpreisen von rund £ 1495 (etwa € 1800) für Hin- und Rückflug, zwei Übernachtungen und ein Ticket, kein Wunder. Gegen seine Kritiker wehrt sich Hearn – nicht ganz unzutreffend – mit dem Argument, dass auch ...

By: Sean CroseAfter winning back his belts from Andy Ruiz in impressive fashion last December in Saudi Arabia, Anthony Joshua found himself back at the top of the heavyweight division. He’s got company up there, however, and promoter Eddie Hearn has indicated Joshua is ready to prove who the best man truly is. Along with Joshua, American Deontay Wilder and Englishman Tyson Fury are considered the top dogs at heavyweight. Wilder and Fury will be rematching next month for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s (claimed) lineal heavyweight titles. Hearn pointed out that he wants Joshua to face the winner.August 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Eddie Hearn speaks at the press conference announcing the October 6, 2018 Matchroom Boxing USA card at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA“You have new players in town,” Hearn recently told Sky Sports, “that are willing to spend money never seen before in the sport. It’s there.” Hearn was clearly referring  the Saudi Arabian government, which hosted Joshua’s December rematch with Ruiz. “We’ve had the conversations,” said Hearn. “We did it once in December. I know the money they’re willing to put into this fight at the backend of the year.” Although Wilder and Fury are about to fight for the second time, there has been difficulty getting either man a Joshua fight. One side blames the other in these scenarios, but Hearn argued it’s time to get a match with either fighter done.“There’s just too much money,” Hearn stated. “There comes a time in the sport where money talks too much.” In other words, Hearn feels there will be no reason in the world Joshua can’t face the winner of Wilder-Fury 2. “We’re at the stage now where even if the other guys didn’t want it, they can’t ignore the numbers.” Although Joshua has yet to fight Wilder or Fury, Hearn feels that a battle between Joshua and either man would be even bigger than it previously would have been. “Everybody’s lucky that the numbers we were talking about a year ago have doubled, tripled,” he said.Fans would obviously love to see one fighter emerge as the king of the heavyweight division. The problem, as is generally always the case in modern boxing, is politics. Joshua, Fury, and Wilder are represented by separate managers, and appear on separate networks. Throw in the egos that abound in boxing and things are apt to become even more complicated. With Wilder and Fury about to fight in front of a PPV broadcast shared by ESPN and Fox, however, there’s some indication that icy relationships can thaw under the right circumstances – at least temporarily.“Don’t be greedy,” said Hearn “You’ve spun it up on that roulette wheel, now take your chips and leave.” The post Hearn Wants Joshua To Face Wilder-Fury 2 Winner In Saudi Arabia appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

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