By: William Holmes
The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of November 3rd to November 10th, covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed.
Freddie Roach Claims Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will Fight Again
Even though Manny Pacquiao has announced that his next fight will be his last and Floyd Mayweather has announced
his retirement from boxing, Freddie Roach has recently stated that he believes the two will fight again.
Roach told the Daily Mail, “If Manny fights a good fighter, looks good, has no shoulder injury, I think Floyd Mayweather and him will go one more time. Too much money. They’re not going to let that go, I feel.”
Read more at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-3305026/Floyd-Mayweather-Manny-Pacquiao-fight-Freddie-
Provodnikov Stops Rodriguez in Four
Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4) put in a show in Monte Carlo as he overwhelmed unbeaten Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (14-1) in four rounds at the Salle Des Etoiles in Monte Carlo.
Rodriguez was knocked down in the fourth round after taking a series of hooks to the body. He was able to get back to his feet, but was sent to the mat again and the referee called a halt to the bout. It was Provodnikov’s first
win since he lost to Lucas Matthysse in April.
“I must praise Rodriguez,” said Provodnikov. “A lot of big names didn’t want to fight, but he did.”
Demetrius Andrade Honored at Harvard
Last Thursday night, undefeated super welterweight Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs) was honored by the Harvard Club at its annual Fight Night in Boston’s Back Bay.
The 27-year-old Andrade, fighting out of Providence, is a former world super welterweight champion. The sensational southpaw was a 2008 U.S. Olympian and 2007 AIBA World Championships gold medalist.
“It was great being at the Harvard Club with so many successful people there supporting boxing,” Andrade said. “I was grateful for them showing so much interest in me.”
Everlast Launches #Teameverlast
Everlast Worldwide, the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and licensor of boxing, MMA and fitness equipment, is proud to announce the launch of #TeamEverlast (www.everlast.com/teameverlast).
#TeamEverlast is a highly integrated brand experience that showcases the best athletes, trainers, and fight sport experts in the world in a space where fans can connect, keep up-to-date with news and interviews, get exclusive behind-the-scenes content and optimize your workouts with tips and techniques.
“We’re very excited for the launch of #TeamEverlast” says Chris Zoller, Director of Marketing for Everlast. “In the 105 years of manufacturing fight sports equipment we’ve built some amazing relationships with athletes, strength and conditioning coaches, and fight promoters. What we’ve built with #TeamEverlast is a group of talented professionals and a platform to tell their stories, share knowledge and inspire people to achieve greatness.”
Over the last century, Everlast has worked with thousands of top athletes. Beginning this year, Everlast has chosen to take a new route in the way they sponsor, support, and work with their team. After a yearlong, global search for the best and most promising athletes, Everlast has created an official roster dubbed #TeamEverlast.
Joining the current roster, consisting of Deontay Wilder, Canelo Alvarez, and Miguel Cotto, Everlast has added 16 additional athletes from Boxing and MMA backgrounds to the new and growing #TeamEverlast.
“Everlast expects further high profile signings over the coming months, along with additional future champions for both MMA and Boxing. Our ongoing search for the best of the best will continue as we implement what we believe is a game changing investment into fight sports,” says President & CEO of Everlast, Neil Morton.
Joe Louis Biopic in Development
Variety Magazine has reported that a biopic on boxer Joe Louis is currently being developed. Bill Duke is currently slated to direct the movie.
Joe Louis Barrow II, the son of the boxer, has signed his father’s life rights to Kirmser Ponturo Group back in 2013 and they will also help produce the film.
Joe Louis was a symbolic figure in boxing during the time period leading up to World War II and during World War II. His fights with Max Schmeling, a German boxer who actually despised Hitler, are his most memorable.
The producers will be Bill Duke, Gil Adler, and Joel Eisenberg. Eisenberg stated, “This project has been a passion project of mine for 25 years. It remains to me the greatest true-life story never filmed to its potential.”
Tyson Fury Goes on Homophobic Tirade
Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury had an exclusive interview with the Mail recently and went on a homophobic tirade that amny view as being very offensive.
In his interview he stated, “There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil come home. One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other is paedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalized? “
He continued, “When I say paedophiles could be made legal, it sounds crazy. But if I had said to you about the first two being made legal in the 50s, I would have been looked upon as a crazy man. If I would have told you 120 years ago that a 1,000 ton aeroplane is going to fly through the sky, a piece of steel, that would have been considered ludicrous. People can say, ‘you are against abortions, you are against paedophilia, you are against homosexuality, but my faith and my culture is based on the Bible.’”