Category “Interviews”
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It’s always a pleasure to listen to Kevin Rooney talk about his old charge Mike Tyson, who in his prime years in the 1980’s, was the most exciting, destructive heavyweight force in boxing history. Check this out… BoxingInsider:  When was Mike at his prime best? Kevin Rooney:  “When he beat…

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by Hans Olson One of the most talented and charismatic fighters in the Light Heavyweight division, Jean Pascal took his talent to the top with a marquee victory over the previously undefeated Chad Dawson in August of 2010. His two bouts with the legendary Bernard Hopkins were smash-hits; sell-out crowds…

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by Hans Olson With Amir Khan and Zab Judah’s huge unification bout just a day away, Boxing Insider caught up with Zab Judah’s promoter, Kathy Duva, to discuss this all important fight: PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions. Boxing Insider: Hi Kathy, thank you for taking the time…

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By Ezio Prapotnich They are both young, hungry and they equally dislike each other. They meet with the British and Commonwealth titles on the line but there is something more important at stake: with Haye out of the way, the landscape is open. Who will be the new national Heavyweight…

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By Ezio Prapotnich A fighter’s performance is not unlike acting. Talent and dedication rarely stand up on their own, if not supported by a solid game plan and firm instructions. From the corner, the trainer has a 360 degree view of the situation and, like a director, he should know…

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iFilm London Productions presents an exclusive interview with the English Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. iFilm London’s Kugan Cassius caught up with Tyson at ‘The Big Brawl’ press conference at Wembley Arena, ahead of his British & Commomwealth title clash with Dereck Chisora on 23rd July 2011

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Bernard Hopkins: “[Beating the record] feels great. I did exactly what I wanted to do, which was break this record. I knew it was going to be a tough fight, but I wasn’t going to be denied. You don’t get a chance to do this too often. You are supposed…

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Award-winning St. Louis-Post Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz interviewed fellow St. Louis-area fighters Devon Alexander and Ryan Coyne on his top-rated “The Bernie Miklasz Show” on 101 ESPN recently. He explores many topics with the prizefighters, including the decision to train in Colorado Springs for their June 25 appearances at The…

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By Ezio Prapotnich DARREN BARKER: “AFTER SPADA, I WANT MARTINEZ. MACKLIN IS NO LONGER AN OPTION, UNLESS HE HOLDS A BELT” After a year long forced lay off and a change of promoter, former European, British, and Commonwealth Middleweight champion Darren Barker (22-0, 14 ko’s) is back in the mix,…

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Status: Former IBF Bantamweight champion. Will box Abner Mares on April 23 in the Bantamweight Tournament final. Ht: 5-6  Wt: 118 DOB: March 22, 1980  In: Accra, Ghana Boxing Inspirations:  “Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali.” Hobbies/Interests:  “Music, music, music, listen to hip-hop, R&B music and watch music videos. If…

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The veteran heavyweight contender retired from pro boxing after losing to Tomasz Adamek. Here is the Biofile interview with McBride which covers his boxing career… Status: Retired Heavyweight contender. His ring record: 35-9-1 (29 KO’s). Ht: 6-6  Wt: 290 DOB: May 5, 1973  In: County Clones, Ireland Boxing Inspirations:  “Yes,…

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By Hans Olson WBO Strawweight Champion Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes (27-1-3) looks to make a triumphant return to his hometown of Bacolod City this Saturday as he moves up to Jr. Flyweight to take on the battle-tested Armando Vazquez (18-5). Nietes, who has long been one of the best fighters in…

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