Paulie Malignaggi spoke to us backstage at “Broadway Boxing” event at B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC. Paulie discusses Junior “Sugar Boy” Younan, gives his Bernard Hopkins vs Sergey Kovalev prediction and opinion on Hopkins move to HBO. He also gives his thoughts on this weekends Shawn Porter vs Kell Brook fight and an update on his future.
Sergey Derevyanchenko (1-0 1KO) made his pr debut on July 26th at the “Broadway Boxing” event at B.B. Kings. Weighing in at 164.2 pounds for his Super Middleweight fight against Cromwell Gordon (4-10 4KO) where he scored a TKO when Gordon could not continue between round 2 and 3. The decorated amateur is looking to be the next Ukrainian boxer to come to America to make a name as a hard hitting pro.
Shawn Porter (24-0-1 15KO) hit the pads along with getting in bit of sparring in preparation of his August 16th fight. Porter defends his IBF Welterweight title against Kell Brook (32-0 22KO) at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA in a battle that will be broadcast on Showtime.
Jadakiss walked Danny Garcia into the ring at the Barclays Center for his fight versus Rod Salka. After Garcia made quick work Salka, Jada spoke to few reporters about his interest in boxing and his thoughts on other rappers like 50 Cent and Jay Z getting involved in the sport.
Angel Garcia speaks to us and the ThaBoxingVoice.com about Danny Garcia’s expected destruction of Rod Salka. Danny improved to 29-0 17KO while Salka fell to 19-4 3KO in what was one of the most criticized fights of the year. After Garcia received a decision win in Puerto Rico over Mauricio Herrera in a fight most observers believe Garcia lost, Danny has been accused of cherry picking in this fight that he won easily.