Articles by author: Mitch Abramson(185 results)

Wilder Hopes Fans Go To His Fight After Alabama Game

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder hopes to provide fans of Alabama football and his own heroics an all-you-can-eat buffet-style treat on Sept. 26, when he faces Frenchman Johann Duhaupas at Lega...Read More

Wilder: Floyd Mayweather Went Out, Now It's My Time!

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33KOs) wasn’t shy about throwing his hat into the ring on the topic of supplanting Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the sport’s next superstar since Mayweather st...Read More

Wilder Fires Back at Klitschko Over Critical Comments

Heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder didn’t exactly turn the other cheek to a suggestion by Wladimir Klitschko that he should step up his level of competition. Wilder, who faces unheralded Frenchman...Read More

HBO Sports Prez on Mayweather-Pacquiao, Various Topics

By Mitch Abramson - Ken Hershman was there to talk about HBO’s dominance over its rival Showtime. And he had the numbers and data to back it up. But the conversation turned to a topic that w...Read More

Lou DiBella Talks Company Future, Jermain Taylor, More

By Mitch Abramson - He no longer wishes to be known as “Volcanic” Lou for his hot-boiled reactions. He doesn’t freak out over silly stuff. Not anymore, the promoter Lou DiBella says. The longt...Read More

Briggs Getting Death Threats: I Finally Broke Klitschko!

By Mitch Abramson - Shannon Briggs is on the phone, hollering about his mom dying of a drug overdose. He's talking about his step-dad taking his final breath in prison. He’s yelling about once b...Read More

Canelo Ready To Replace Mayweather as Boxing's Face

By Mitch Abramson - Now is a convenient time to pile on Floyd Mayweather Jr. From getting humbled by a woman in a London barber shop to being ridiculed for his safety-first style, Mayweather has t...Read More

Ron Scott Stevens Steps Back In, With Renewed Focus

By Mitch Abramson - The man who stood up to Evander Holyfield and James Toney, who once chaired one of the most powerful commissions in boxing while at the same time writing plays about gamblers and m...Read More

Mayweather Battles Sea of Controversy on Fight Week

By Mitch Abramson - It’s not unusual for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to face tougher opposition in the weeks leading up to a fight than in the actual bout itself. And the run-up to Mayweather’s rematch w...Read More

Pacquiao, Algieri Finish Whirlwind Tour on Good Terms

By Mitch Abramson - It’s never easy to trudge long distances with a travel companion. Inevitably, at some point on the trip, one person ends up getting on the other’s nerves. It just happens. ...Read More

Roc Nation Generates Buzz, Aims To Make a Statement

By Mitch Abramson - Nearly two weeks ago, Roc Nation Sports, the agency founded by Jay Z, announced its presence to the boxing world with the authority of a jackhammer. It was a two-pronged blitz: ...Read More

Dmitriy Salita Reflects on The Past, Looks To The Future

By Mitch Abramson - For someone who doesn’t fight much anymore, Dmitriy Salita is seemingly everywhere. He’s at club shows and big shows, in the community hand-grabbing with fans. He’s on the pho...Read More

Malignaggi Still Uncertain About His Future in The Ring

By Mitch Abramson - When he was holed up in the hospital following his brutal loss to Shawn Porter in April, Paulie Malignaggi received a message from an unlikely caller. Though he is among the mor...Read More

Daniel Jacobs Downs Advsersity To Get Second Chance

By Mitch Abramson - Danny Jacobs knew he wasn’t right in the head. He could tell he was in emotional disarray when he fought for a world title in 2010. His grandmother, Cordelia Jacobs, who he...Read More

Can Sergey Kovalev Be The Man To Save Atlantic City?

By Mitch Abramson - Is Sergey Kovalev the man to save Atlantic City? Main Events CEO Kathy Duva thinks so. With the beach-front resort town in the midst of an economic decline and four of the ...Read More

HBO, K2 Have High Expectations For Gennady Golovkin

By Mitch Abramson - The building of middleweight Gennady Golovkin into an exciting, skillful fighter is done. His handlers have accomplished the task of turning the Kazakhstan-born boxer with limited ...Read More

Espinoza Explains Showtime's Position on PPV Numbers

Fans looking forward to sifting through future pay-per-view numbers after a big fight as a way to rate the success of a promotion shouldn’t rely on Showtime to provide those figures going forward. ...Read More

Algieri Becomes a Player With Pacquiao on The Table

Chris Algieri has gone from a club fighter, cutting his teeth in his hometown of Huntington, LI against nondescript opponents, to someone who could be the breakout star of 2014 if things fall into pla...Read More

Mayweather's New License Fuels Talk of New York Fight

By Mitch Abramson - Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dalliance with possibly fighting in New York is starting to look like more than just simple teasing. Whereas in the past he's expressed token interest in...Read More

Algieri Not Bothered That Provodnikov is 'Ready To Die'

Ruslan Provodnikov ambled to the microphone and waited. Staring into the crowd at Barclays Center on Thursday, wearing a white T-shirt and baseball-style cap, the WBO junior welterweight champion s...Read More