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APRIL 19, 2015 
 MATTHYSSE-PROVODNIKOV POST-FIGHT QUOTES

Press Release: The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York saw Lucas "La Maqina"" Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO's) take a majority decision victory over "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KO's) in a twelve-round junior welterweight bout. Provodnikov was cut badly in round two from an accidental headbutt. Matthysse targeted the eye but Provodnikov walked through every shot. Provodnikov came back later in the round with some solid combinations and landed some furious shots to Matthysse's head. The bout turned into a war as Matthysse landed combinations from distance and Provodnikov continued to come forward and brawl. Provodikov had a strong round eleven as he landed a hard left to the top of the head that buckled Matthysse but Matthysse on via majority decision with scores of 115-113 twice and 114-114.

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APRIL 19, 2015 
 FONFARA-CHAVEZ POST-FIGHT QUOTES

Press Release: 
Confident and determined, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) spoiled the ring return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) in resounding fashion Saturday night, flooring the former middleweight title holder en route to a one-sided ninth-round TKO in Carson, California. 
Fonfara, of Chicago by way of Radon, Poland, dropped Chavez, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, with a wide left hook 50 seconds into the ninth round before a boisterous crowd of 8,636 predominately-Chavez fans. It was the first time in 52 professional fights that Chavez had hit the canvas from a punch.


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APRIL 19, 2015 


CRAWFORD LOOKS SENSATIONAL AT 140
By Ben Dean

Terence Crawford W10 Thomas Dulorme... In Arlington Texas, 2014 fighter of the year Terence Crawford made his junior welterweight debut by winning a sixth round technical knockout over Thomas Dulorme.  Crawford hadn't been very active through the first five rounds, but looked absolutely explosive in the sixth, capturing the vacant WBO 140-pound title. Crawford, a former lightweight titlist, is now 26-0, while Dulorme drops to 22-2.  source: hbo
 


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APRIL 19, 2015 
 MORE RESULTS FROM VERONA, NEW YORK: EDDIE GOMEZ WINS

Eddie Gomez TKO5 Jonathan Batista ... Going on before the HBO telecast in Verona, New York, Eddie "E-Boy" Gomez (18-1, 11 KOs) of The Bronx, New York started the night with a technical knockout victory over the Dominican Republic's Jonathan Batista (14-6, 7 KOs), when Batista could not answer the bell to start round six in their 154-pound bout.

Patrick Teixeira KO2 Patrick Allotey ... Patrick Teixeira (25-0, 21 KOs) of Brazil faced off against Ghana's Patrick Allotey (30-2, 24 KOs) in a middleweight bout. Both fighters came at each other aggressively in the first round in an exciting exchange of hard punches. Teixeria put an end to the fight in the second round as he delivered a blow to Allotey's body, knocking him down to win the fight via knockout. source for all results: banner promotions

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APRIL 19, 2015 


MORE SHOWTIME RESULTS: IMAM, FLORES SCORE WINS IN CALIFORNIA

Amir Imam W10 Walter Castillo... In the first half of Showtime's doubleheader from Carson, California, junior middleweight Amir Imam (17-0, 14 KOs) won a lopsided ten-round decision over Walter “The Hammer” Castillo. The talented Imam, 24, controlled a fight that featured numerous exchanges especially early on with a left jab and straight right hand.    

Moises Flores W12 Oscar Escandon... On the same card, as broadcast on Showtime Extreme, Moises “El Chucky” Flores (23-0, 16 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico won a thrilling twelve-round split decision over Oscar Escandon (24-2 16 KOs), of Tolima, Colombia.  Flores captured the WBA's third-tier interim belt at 122 pounds with the victory.  source for all results: showtime press release


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APRIL 19, 2015 


MATTHYSSE GIVES PROVODNIKOV A BLOODBATH, BUT THE SIBERIAN ROCKY DOESN'T STOP COMING
By Ben Dean

Lucas Matthysse W12 Ruslan Provodnikov... In Verona New York, Lucas Matthysse prevailed by majority decision over Ruslan Provodnikov in a twelve-round junior welterweight slugfest. Provodnikov was a bloody mess: he had a cut over his left eye that was bigger than the eye itself, but like his namesake, the Siberian Rocky kept coming forward, seemingly impervious to pain.  Two official scores favored Matthysse by 115-113, with the third even at 114-114 draw. HBO's Harold Lederman scored it a draw, but Punchstats showed Matthysse outlanding Providnikov by a wide margin, 327-201. source: hbo


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APRIL 19, 2015 
 FONFARA EXPOSES AND STOPS CHAVEZ, JR.
By Scott Shaffer

Andrzej Fonfara TKO9 Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. ... Andrzej Fonfara scored a career-best win in Carson, California, stopping Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. at the end of nine mostly one-sided rounds. Fonfara floored Chavez in the ninth round, and the bout was stopped prior to the beginning of the tenth. It appeared that Chavez himself asked for the fight to be stopped. Chavez, a former middleweight titlist known for his dislike of serious training, had blown up to light heavyweight for this fight. Fonfara, best known for a competitive loss to world light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, improves to 27-3. Chavez (48-2-1) suffered his first career knockdown and first stoppage loss. He will have no choice but to return in the super middleweight division in order to remain marketable, if not viable. source: showtime

 
APRIL 19, 2015 
 JESSE REID TO TRAIN TREY LIPPE-MORRISON

Press Release: Undefeated heavyweight Trey Lippe-Morrison is now being trained by Hall of Famer Jesse Reid. Overall, Reid has trained more than 20 past or present champions including Johnny Tapia, Hector Camacho, Orlando Canizales, Bruce Curry, Roger Mayweather, Reggie Johnson and Paul Spadafora. “This is a big change from Oklahoma but one I needed,” said Lippe-Morrison, who started camp a few days ago. “I’m extremely grateful that Jesse is training me. He’s a legend and we clicked immediately. A dynamic puncher who draws comparisons to his father, the late Tommy Morrison, Lippe-Morrison is 7-0 with all of his victories coming by knockout. Lippe-Morrison’s next bout is expected to take place in May at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

 
APRIL 18, 2015 


MATHEWS EDGES OUT LUIS AT HOME

Derry Mathews W12 Tony Luis... In England, local lightweight Derry Mathews (38-9-2) defeated Canada's Tony Luis by a very narrow unanimous deicison. Luis (19-3) was a late replacement after two prior opponents for Mathews fell out. Official scores were 114-112 (twice) and 115-112, with each man penalized a point in round eight. The win gives Mathews the paper WBA interim title. Matthews' promoter Frank Warren tweeted: "What a war that was, fair play to Tony Luis his all action style helped to make that one of the best fights in the UK this year so far." The Canadian Boxiana webstite had Luis winning. source: liverpool echo/ twitter

 
APRIL 18, 2015 
 N.Y. TIMES BREAKS DOWN MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO FINANCES


Friday's New York Times contained an interesting analysis of the business side of the May 2nd super fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Want a detailed breakdown of the estimated revenues? Then click here to read the New York Times' Article. --Scott Shaffer

 
APRIL 18, 2015 
 ESPN2 WRAP-UP: TONY HARRISON KEEPS ROLLING

Tony Harrison TKO3 Pablo Munguia … Rapidly rising junior middleweight Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) of Detroit needed just three rounds to stop Mexico's Pablo Munguia (20-7, 11 KOs) in Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino. Harrison floored Munguia near the end of round two, and a concerned referee stopped the contest just eleven seconds into the third round. source: espn

 
APRIL 18, 2015 


RESULTS FROM MINNESOTA: BARROSO WINS BIG

Dennis Hogan W10 Tyrone Brunson... On the CBS Sports Network show from Hinckley, Minnesota, Australian junior middleweight Dennis Hogan won a unanimous ten-round decision over Philadelphia's Tyrone Brunson in the main event. Hogan is now 21-0-1 while Brunson slips to 22-5-1 with all his losses coming in his last six bouts.

Ismail Barrosso KO1 Ira Terry... Also on the Minnesota card, Ismail Barrosso knocked out Tennesse's Ira Terry with a straight left to the head in the closing moments of the first round of their lightweight bout. Barroso, gaining a reputation as a big puncher, improves to 18-0-2 with 17 KOs. Terry, a former featherweight who now gets stopped regularly, falls to 26-14.

Joey Abell TKO3 Travis Fulton... Minnesota heavyweight Joey Abell returned from more than a year of inactivity by stopping Travis Fulton (22-39-1) in the third round. Abell injured his ankle, but bravely fought on and stopped Fulton while limping around the ring. 

Jarrell Miller TKO1 Ray Ochieng ...New York heavyweight Jarrell Miller (12-0-1) stopped Kenya's Ray Ochieng (26-19-3) near the end of the first round. Ochieng was down once. source for all results: minnesotaboxing.com


 
APRIL 18, 2015 


HBO WEIGH-IN RESULTS FROM VERONA, NY

Press Release: Argentina's Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) will fight Ruslan Provodnikov "The Siberian Rocky" (24-3, 17 KOs), in Verona, New York tonight. Tickets are now sold out but fans can catch all the action live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Here are the boxers' weigh-in results: Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5 - Lucas Matthysse 139,


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APRIL 18, 2015 
 HAMZAOUI TO FACE VLAJK IN WOEMN'S FLYWEIGHT BOUT

On Saturday (April 25th), female flyweight Amira Hamzaoui (11-1) from France will square off with Hungary's Alexandra Vlajk (7-1) in her hometown of Epernay. The 29-year-old Hamzaoui turned pro in November 2011 and suffered her sole loss vying for the French national title in November 2013, losing to undefeated Laetitia Arzalier. The southpaw rebounded with a routine victory five months later, and in October 2014, Hamzaoui handed Raja Amasheh her first pro loss in Germany, a career-best victory for Hamzaoui. The 35 year-old Vlajk also only has one loss on her ledger, a decision defeat to fellow Hungarian Renata Domsodi in March 2014. Vlajk has since put together two decisive victories. source: wbf

 
APRIL 17, 2015 
 SHOWTIME WEIGH-IN REPORT: CHAVEZ IS 171.25

Press Release: Julio Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara, a twelve-round light heavyweight bout takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will air on Showtime. Both men weighed in at 171½ pounds today. Rumor has it that if Chavez wins tomorrow, he could be in line for a shot at world light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. Also on the Showtime broadcast Amir Imam faces Walter Castillo in a ten-round junior welterweight showdown. Imam outweighed Castillo today 140 to 138. Click below for the weights of boxers slated for the Showtime Extreme broadcast:

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APRIL 17, 2015 


SOUTH AFRICA TO HOST WBC CRUISERWEIGHT ELIMINATOR

Press Release: Main Events, in conjunction with Ludonga Promotions, will be hosting a WBC cruiserweight eliminator  on May 16th in Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu's native Durban, South Africa, at the ICC Centre, against an opponent who many say is Africa's finest cruiserweight Junior Makabu.

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APRIL 17, 2015 
 DEAN ON THE SCENE: MATTHYSSE-PROVODNIKOV PREDICTION
By Ben Dean

On April 18th in Verona, New York, Ruslan "Siberian Rocky" Provodnikov will square off with Lucas "The Machine" Matthysse, in what is anticipated to be a sure-fire fight of the year candidate.  Until recently, these two (along with Danny Garcia) were considered the cream of the 140-pound division.  This is a 50/50 fight that I could see ending in a draw.  But if you twist my arm, I pick...

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APRIL 17, 2015 


ESPN2 WEIGH-IN REPORT FROM CONNECTICUT

Press Release: The official weigh-in was held today for tonight's ESPN2 Friday Night Fights triple-header at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena. The main event pits undefeated junior middleweight prospect Tony Harrison against Pablo Munguia in a ten-round junior middleweight bout. Harrison ouweights Munguia 154½ to 153 pounds. Click below for the rest of the boxers' weights:

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APRIL 17, 2015 
 COTTO-GEALE OFFICIAL FOR JUNE 6TH

Barclays hosting Khan-Algieri and Cotto-Geale on back-to-back weeks

Miguel Cotto Promotions, Gary Shaw Promotions, and of course Roc Nation Sports, have formally announced world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto's next fight.  On June 6th, at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center, Cotto will defend vs. Australia's Daniel Geale. A former WBA and IBF middleweight titlist, Geale (31-3) defeated Felix Sturm in 2012, was destroyed by Gennady Golovkin in 2014, but came back later in the year to defeat the decent Darren Fletcher.  Geale is not Cotto's opponent of choice for most fans, but HBO will televise the fight and Barclays will likely be full of Cotto diehards celebrating Puerto Rican Day weekend. --Scott Shaffer

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APRIL 17, 2015 
 NEW OPPONENT FOR NOEL GEVOR

Press Release: Cruiserweight Noel Gevor (16-0, 9 KOs) will face a new challenge in Berlin on April 25th. Original opponent Stjepan Vugdelija has withdrawn, and has been replaced by Mohamed Azzaoui (26-3, 8 KOs). Gevor is currently in Warsaw training alongside Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, as the Pole prepares for his WBC title challenge vs. Grigory Drozd.  On hearing the news of his change of opponent the 24 year-old Gevor said: "Azzaoui is a tough opponent who has shared the ring with many talented fighters, including IBF champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez. So now, I'm even more motivated for this fight. I look forward to showing the fans in Berlin what I can do on April 25th."

 
APRIL 17, 2015 
 CBS SPORTS NETWORK WEIGH-IN REPORT FROM MINNESOTA

Press Release: The finalized undercard has been announced for Friday's (April 17th) CBS Sports Network show at the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota. Topping the untelevised action will be heavyweight Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller (11-0-1, 9 KOs) from Brooklyn, NY taking on Kenya's Raymond Ochieng (26-18-3, 21 KOs) in a six-rounder.  Also on the undercard will be the return of local heavyweight "Minnesota Ice" Joseph Abell (29-8, 28 KO's) taking on Travis Fulton (22-38-1, 21 KO's) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in a six-rounder. Here are the boxers' weights:

Dennis Hogan 153.5 vs. Tyrone Brunson 153
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Ira Terry 130.5

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APRIL 17, 2015 


MASTERNAK PREPARES FOR ARGENTINE OPPONENT NEXT WEEK

Press Release: Cruiserweight Mateusz Masternak (34-2, 24 KOs) says he will make "The Man of Stone" Ruben Angel Mino (26-2, 26 KOs) crumble on April 25th at the Columbia Hall in Berlin. Following a victory over [faded] former world cruiserweight king Jean-Marc Mormeck, Masternak hopes to be on his way to a world title challenge. However first, the Polish puncher must overcome the Argentinian knockout artist Mino, a man who has never heard the final bell, with his twenty-six victories and two defeats all ending in stoppages.

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APRIL 17, 2015 


SATURDAY'S LONG ISLAND CO-FEATURE ANNOUNCED

Press Release: Star Boxing's April 18th show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY will feature light heavyweight Joe "The Irish Bomber" Smith Jr. (17-1) against and Cory "Black Ice" Cummings (18-8-1) over ten rounds, and a co-feature of  lightweight Anthony Karperis (9-1) against Bayan Jargal (17-6-3). Also set for action will be cruiserweight Constantin Bejenaru (8-0) of Brooklyn, NY who battles it out with New Jersey's Dave Valykeo (4-4) over six rounds.

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APRIL 16, 2015 


PACQUIAO STAYS CLASSY, ROACH TALKS TRASH

Roach: "I wouldn’t be surprised if Floyd pulled out”

Press Release: Yesterday, Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) of the Philippines hosted a Hollywood media workout at the Wild Card Gym with his trainer Freddie Roach (pictured) and promoter Bob Arum in advance of Pacquiao’s May 2nd welterweight world championship unification battle against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here is what Pacquiao, Roach and Arum had to say:

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APRIL 16, 2015 


WILL BRADLEY ACCEPT BUNDRAGE'S OFFER TO "GLOVE UP"?
By Doveed Linder

World middleweight champion Miguel Cotto's selection of Daniel Geale as his next opponent has forced IBF junior middleweight champion Conrelius "K-9" Bundrage to move on in search of his next fight. As always, K-9 is looking for the biggest fight available to him, and with Cotto off the table for now, he has turned his sights to former 140- and 147-pound champion Timothy Bradley. Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) reached out to Boxingtalk to let it be known that he is waiting to hear from Bradley regarding a challenge that was supposedly issued by Team Bradley.

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APRIL 16, 2015 


QUICK Q&A WITH MATHYSSE & PROVODNIKOV

Press Release: Training camp is going smoothly for Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov as they continue to prepare for their showdown on Saturday, April 18th at Verona, New York's Turning Stone Resort Casino. The junior welterweight fight will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark. Matthysse (pictured) has been training out his gym in Argentina and Provodinkov has been training out of the famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California under Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Both fighters arrived at Turning Stone Resort Casino yesterday and took some time to do a photo-op at the hotel and answer a few questions about their training camp.

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APRIL 16, 2015 
 CAN DARNELL BOONE SERVE AS SPOILER YET AGAIN?

Press Release: On Saturday night (April 18th) at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, PA, Phillip Jackson Benson faces perennial spoiler Darnell Boone in an eight-round super middleweight contest. Benson of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 15-1 with 14 KOs and has won twelve straight with eleven of those coming via the stoppage route. Boone of Atlanta, Georgia is known as one of the "toughest outs" in the sport and may have most deceiving record in boxing that reads 20-21-4 with 9 KOs. In the eight-round co-feature, welterweight Jamal James (15-0, 8 KOs) of Minneapolis, Minnesota will see action against Daniel Sostre (13-10-1, 5 KOs) of Highland, New York.

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APRIL 16, 2015 


EPISODE 1 OF INSIDE MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO GIVES SHOWTIME BOXING A BUSY SATURDAY

Press Release: Showtime will have a full night of boxing on Saturday. Episode 1 of the Showtime Sports' documentary series Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao premieres this Saturday (April 18th) immediately following Showtime Championship Boxing's broadcast of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara (which is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Showtime).  Preliminary bouts will air from the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Showtime Extreme two hours prior to the beginning Showtime Championship Boxing.

 
APRIL 16, 2015 
 GEVOR SPARRING WITH WLODARCZYK

Press Release: Cruiserweight Noel Gevor (16-0, 9 KOs) will be back in action on April 25th. when he faces Croatia's Stjepan Vugdelija (11-4, 8 KOs) at the Columbia Hall in Berlin. Gevor returns to the German capital for the second time this year following a unanimous points victory over Alejandro Emilio Valori in February. Despite a positive result against the experienced Argentinian, the 24 year-old believes there is room for improvement against Vugdelija.

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APRIL 16, 2015 
 BOYD MELSON RETURNS TO ACTION NEXT MONTH

Press Release: Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson (14-1-1) returns to the ring following a fifteen-month layoff when he battles fellow New Yorker Mike “El Cangri” Ruiz (17-8) in the ten-round main event of a DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing card Friday, May 8th at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY. Tickets are on sale now at http://teamfighttowalk.com/tickets-for-boyd-melsons-may-8-fight/.

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APRIL 15, 2015 


HOLYFIELD LOOKS BACK ON HIS SECOND OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE

All-time great Evander Holyfield has written a wonderful column for Derek Jeter's website, The Players' Tribune. Holyfield, who was disqualified in the 1984 Olympics for a punch that landed a split-second after a round ended, looks back on his experience as an Olympic torchbearer in 1996 when the summer games came to his hometown of Atlanta. Those old enough to remember the electrifying opening ceremonies nearly 20 years ago will know that The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, plays a large role in Holyfield's story. Read it here-- the look of pride on Holyfield's face as Ali embraces him is well worth the click. --Scott Shaffer

 
APRIL 15, 2015 
 TURNING STONE UNDERCARD DETAILS

Press Release: This Saturday (April 18th) at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov face each other with Boxing After Dark televising as part of a split-site doubleheader (Terrence Crawford vs. Thomas Dulomre is the other telveised bout but will take place in a different venue). The non-televised fights from the Turning Stone are highlighted by Brazil's Patrick Teixeira (24-0, 20 KOs) in a ten-round junior middleweight bout against Patrick Allotey (30-1, 24 KOs) of Accra, Ghana. 

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APRIL 15, 2015 


KHAN-ALGIERI LANDS IN BROOKLYN; SPIKE TV TO BROADCAST

Press Release: Amir "King" Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) returns to the ring to take on Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on Friday, May 29th, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight will air on a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card on Spike TV. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, April 16th at 2 p.m. ET at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com and at the Barclays Center beginning Friday, April 17th at noon ET.

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APRIL 15, 2015 
 MAYWEATHER QUOTABLES FROM OPEN WORKOUT

Press Release: More than 200 accredited press members descended upon Mayweather Boxing Club for Tuesday’s Floyd Mayweather Media Day. It was Mayweather’s first and only open training session before his welterweight world championship unification showdown against Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) on Saturday, May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on pay-per-view. Here is what Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs), Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe and trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. said Tuesday:

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APRIL 15, 2015 
 LUIS REPLACES BARROSO IN IN UK LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT

Edited Press Release: Venezuela's Ismael Barroso (17-0-2, 16 KOs) was hastily scheduled to face Derry Matthews in England, but the fight was announced without bothering to wait for Barroso's visa application. It turns out Barroso was unable to obtain the proper visas to fight in England. Instead, this Saturday (April 18th, Barroso will be replaced by Ontario, Canada's Tony "Lightning" Luis (19-2, 7 KOs), who faces Matthews (37-9-2, 20 KOs) for the WBA interim lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Matthews' hometown of Liverpool, England. Luis was originally scheduled to face Memphis, Tennessee's Ira Terry (26-13, 16 KOs) on a CBS Sports Network on Friday, April 17th in Hinckley, Minnesota. Barroso will take Luis' place in Hinckley against Terry in an eight-round bout. "It worked out well for everyone," said Greg Cohen, who promotes both Barroso and Luis. "Tony Luis was high enough in the ratings and ready to fight, so he's one of the few fighters in the world who could have stepped into this important fight on such short notice. He is on his way to the UK as we speak. Tony gets his dream shot at a world championship and the fans in Hinckley, and on CBS Sports Network, will get their first look at one of the most fearsome punchers in boxing, Ismael Barroso. So it seems that everyone wins in this unique situation."

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