Face Off With Max Kellerman: Bradley/Marquez. Premieres Tuesday, September 3 on HBO®
Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the highly anticipated Oct. 12th HBO Pay-Per-View® welterweight world championship fight between undefeated rising star Timothy Bradley Jr. and the exceptional pound-for-pound ageless wonder Juan Manuel Marquez should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of "Face Off," starring the two prizefighters. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Bradley/Marquez” debuts Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO.
Moderated by Max Kellerman, "Face Off" is an insightful and often gripping interview session in which the two fighters square off and answer Kellerman's questions. The fighters also get the chance to address each other and their fans in this engaging format.
The Bradley/Marquez extended version of “Face Off” is set to air multiple times on HBO and HBO2 (schedule below). “Face Off” will also be available on the HBO On Demand® service, HBO GO® and at www.hbo.com/boxing as well as various other new media platforms that distribute the program.
HBO air times include: Sept. 14 (8:15 a.m.), 24 (10:45 p.m.), 26 (10:45 p.m.), 28 (1:00 a.m. & 5:50 a.m.) & 30 (10:15 a.m., 2:30 a.m.) Oct. 3 (10:15 p.m.), 5 (3:55 a.m.), 6 (11:15 a.m.), 7 (2:15 a.m.), 8 (2:45 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.), 10 (8:45 a.m.), 11 (5:45 p.m.) & 12 (11:00 a.m.)
HBO2 air times include: Sept. 10 (5:35 p.m.), 13 (10:15 p.m.), 15 (10:45 p.m.), 19 (9:45 p.m.), 22 (11:15 a.m.), & 23 (12:10 a.m.) Oct. 10 (9:45 p.m.), 11 (11:00 p.m.) & 12 (5:45 p.m.)
All times are ET/PT.
Bradley vs. Marquez takes place Saturday, Oct. 12 from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
HATTON PROMOTIONS TO STAGE RABCHENKO-VITU REMATCH
HATTON PROMOTIONS have won the purse bids to stage Sergey Rabchenko's European light-middleweight title defence against official challenger Cedric Vitu.
Rabchenko, who is also ranked as the WBC's number one contender, beat the tough Frenchman by split decision on the undercard of trainer Ricky Hatton's comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester last November.
But he'll be looking to win more decisively this time and press towards a world title opportunity.
For obvious reasons, Hatton could only spend a limited amount of time working with Sergey before that fight and was unable to work his corner on the night itself. However, this time will be very different.
"Sergey will start his training camp at the Hatton Gym in Hyde a minimum of six weeks prior to the contest," manager Philippe Fondu explained.
"Before this he will go, for around three weeks, to Valence in France, for a stage of physical conditioning with Nicolas Riffard, who guided Laurent Boudouani during his career, and also Jean Marc Mormeck, Akim Tafer and several of the great French champions of the past.
"Rabchenko knows very well that he has everything to lose if he doesn’t win clearly this this and he has the heart to put up a cracking performance."
Ricky Hatton said: "I thought Sergey won the fight by two or three points last time, but didn't perform to the standards he has set himself and I expect from him.
"He took a bit of criticism and I'm sure we'll now see a big performance, one worthy of his WBC number one ranking.
"Although the last fight wasn't as close as some people made out, we will be looking to go one better and get the knockout this time."
A date and venue for the contest will be announced in due course.
Menzer vs. Dailydaite For WBF World Title Live On Eurosport
On Saturday August 24 German female boxing icon Ina Menzer will enter her farewell-fight when she takes on fellow former world champion Goda Dailydaite for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Featherweight Interim title at the Warsteiner Hockeypark in hometown Moenchengladbach.
The WBF World championship main event, and part of an interesting undercard featuring former world champions Vitali Tajbert and Dmitri sartison, will be aired live to millions of viewers by Europe’s biggest sports broadcaster Eurosport.
Still only 32 years old, Menzer, 30-1 (11), made her pro debut in 2004 and won her first world championship the following year. Over the course of the next five years she made an astonishing fifteen (!) successful defenses, and even added two more world titles to her collection, before finally losing a decision to Canadian Jeannine Garside in July 2010.
Menzer has since put together a four-fight winning streak, and is now aiming to go out in a blaze of glory by winning her fourth world championship against the undefeated Dailydaite, 8-0 (2). But, while she is full of admiration for her opponent, Dailydaite is certain she will be able to defeat the much more experienced Menzer:
“Ina Menzer is a role model for me. I watched most of her fights on TV”, Dailydaite recently told German media. “But I feel that I have a good chance to win on Saturday, and I don’t have the same kind of pressure on me that Ina has. Mentally I am much more free, and I am confident I can win.”
From Dortmund, Dailydaite is just over three years into her professional career, and has done well to put herself in position for a German Super-Fight such as this one. In April 2012 she won the vacant WBF World Featherweight title against Arleta Krausova from the Czech Republic, a title she never lost in the ring.
Now she has a chance to become a two-time WBF Champion, and it is no secret how she plans to go about the difficult task of defeating her role model:
“Technically we are both very good, but I see my advantage as being in conditioning. I am younger, in top shape, and in the tenth round I will be able to be just as active as in the first round”, said Dailydaite, who has been in training camp for ten weeks with three sessions a day.
It remains to be seen if her tough preparations will be enough to win and emerge as a new German boxing superstar, or if the accomplished and established superstar, Menzer, will be able to ride into the sunset a world champion again.
“Das Heimspiel”, the Ina Menzer vs. Goda Dailydaite WBF Womens World Featherweight Interim title fight, will be promoted by Team Menzer.
GH3 PROMOTIONS UNDEFEATED MIDDLEWEIGHT ANTOINE DOUGLAS & UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT DORSETT BARNWELL TO SEE ACTION ON MIKE TYSON PROMOTED CARD THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TURNING STONE CASINO RESORT
VERONA, NY —Tomorrow Night at the Turning Stone Casino Resort it will be a historic night of boxing as legendary Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will promote his first show under his new company Iron Mike Promotions.
The show, which will be televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is co-promoted with Greg Cohen Promotions; will feature two world title bouts.
In the main event, Argenis Mendez will defend the IBF Jr. Lightweight title against Arash Usmanee.
Usmanee is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions.
On the undercard two members from Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions will be featured.
In a six round Middleweight bout, Antoine Douglas will take on Edgar Perez in a six round bout while Heavyweight Dorsett Barnwell will take on the veteran Marlon Hayes.
Douglas of Washington, DC has a record of 8-0 and is looking forward to his third appearance at the Turning Stone Casino Resort.
“Training has been great. I am ready as usual and I feel stronger that I ever have.”, said Douglas.
He does not know what to expect from Perez, who will bring in a record of 5-5 with 3 knockouts.
“I don’t know much on Perez. I saw a little footage and I know that he comes straight forward and is durable.”
Douglas is looking forward to competing in front of the iconic Tyson.
“I am excited to fight in front of Tyson. I cant wait to meet him. I plan for the victory as usual”
Barnwell (9-0, 4 KO’s) of Norfolk, Virginia is looking forward to getting his 10th victory.
“Camp was great. I am in tip-top shape and I feel great”
In Hayes (23-12 with 11 knockouts), Barnwell will be facing his most experienced foe by a wide margin.
“Hayes was a lighter weight. He has fought a lot between Middleweight and Light Heavyweight. I expect him to be active and throw a lot of punches. I am not expecting much power from him. I expect him to stay on the outside and survive”
Barnwell, looks to impress Tyson who will sitting ringside.
“Being a Heavyweight it’s a special thing. He is one of the all-time greats and was the total package. It will be great to perform in front of him”
Said promoter Vito Mielnicki, “Greg and I have been moving our young guys this year and we look forward to seeing Arash win the world title and we expect big wins from Dorsett and Antoine”