Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kayode Likely To Make Heavyweight Debut in February

Undefeated cruiserweight contender, Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KOs), who fights under the Gary Shaw Productions promotional banner, will now be campaigning at the Heavyweight division.

"Kayode is a heavy handed puncher who can easily bring his power up to the heavyweight division," said Gary Shaw. "Right now my matchmaker John Beninati is looking at potential opponents and we are confident Lateef will be successful moving up in weight."

"We made a lot of headway campaigning as a cruiserweight," said Kayode's manager Steve Feder. "Considering the fact that we appeared more times on Shobox then any other cruiser in a decade, in a division far more suited for the European market, ultimately our options since the Tarver debacle have diminished."

"The IBO completely ignored our ranking when granting Green a title shot, not allowing Kayode to challenge.  At this point, the heavyweight division which we fought our first nine fights in. seems to be calling.  Lateef is in the gym and feels very strong at his new weight.  We expect to preview back at heavyweight in February.

Tags: Lateef Kayode image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brainsucker on 12-29-2012

Gary Shaw is trying to get that lame-ass nigra KILLED.......heavy-weight?Seriously?........He couldn't even beat an over-weight Antonio Tarver on speed........wtf is our sport coming to?Kayode is gonna get more skull-candy than he has now moving up to heavy-weight......****ers like Pulav are…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 12-28-2012

Is he going to fight on Showtime? IIRC, after the Tarver fight Kayode ripped on Showtime hard. I'd be surprised if Showtime gives Kayode a far shake after what Kayode has said.

Comment by ElPerroBigoton on 12-28-2012

I really can't see Kayode being successful at HW. He fights sloppy and runs out of gas. Anyone who can take his punch will give him a lot of problems after the middle rounds.

Comment by Mikhnienko on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=Chief2ndzOnly!;12865619]I agree. Lateef is good. But I dont think his jump to HW will be as successful as Ademek's.[/QUOTE] He isn't all that skilled relying alot on aggression and physical strength to bully his opponents. Good luck with that at…

Comment by Chief2ndzOnly! on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=BigAlexSand;12865526]Wilder would KO Kayode in less than 4 rounds[/QUOTE] I agree. Lateef is good. But I dont think his jump to HW will be as successful as Ademek's.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado Announced For HBO, Oct. 21 Arum Wants Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings Showdown Report: Bellew-Haye Rematch Set for December 10 at O2 Arena Dmitry Bivol vs. Trent Broadhurst in Monaco on Nov. 4, HBO Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement