The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap: Wilder, Khan, Donaire, and more!
Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special “Filipino Flash” Edition tonight at 9:00 PM EST.
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During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will be dissecting all of the action that took place on December 15th, 2012, which included Nonito Donaire TKO3 Jorge Arce, Amir Khan TKO10 Carlos Molina, Leo Santa Cruz UD10 Alberto Guevara, Deontay Wilder KO3 Kelvin Price, Alfredo Angulo UD10 Jorge Silva, Arthur Abraham TKO8 Mehdi Bouadla, Michael Sprott MD 10 Edmund Gerber, and George Groves UD12 Glencoffe Johnson.
Also, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to feature former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Heavyweight Challenger and current Cruiserweight Contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers. The perennial contender will give us his thoughts on Denis Lebedev’s sensational 4th round knock-out victory over Santander Silgado, which took place earlier today in Russia. The slick Philly fighter will also give a response to Lebedev’s formal and public challenge.
During the 2nd half hour, “The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to feature elite level trainer Ronnie Shields. The expert boxing proponent will give us his take Nonito Donaire’s brilliant performance against Jorge Arce this past Saturday night. The lifelong boxing proponent will also give us his thoughts on a future pairing between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Nonito Donaire.
Throughout the final half hour of the program, expert fight strategist James Gogue will analyze the performances of Amir Khan, Leo Santa Cruz, Deontay Wilder, and Nonito Donaire. The three decade fight trainer will also give the listeners a special preview of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez.
In the final half hour of tonight’s special 2 hour show, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to feature Jesse James Leija’s newest Lightweight prospect Kendo “El Tremendo” Castaneda. The young talent will discuss his upcoming fight in San Antonio, Texas, on December 21st at La Villita Assembly Hall, as part of a special 11-bout Holiday presentation by Leija-Battah Promotions.
All listeners are encouraged to call in to “The Pugilist KOrner” to share your thoughts on anything boxing. To be a part of the show, please call in with 718-506-1506 (Don’t forget to dial 1 to be placed in the hosts’ cue). All questions and comments are welcomed.
Tonight’s show will be hosted by Radio commentator James King and Boxing writer and announcer Joseph Herron.
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A Week in Will’s World Part 3
Dear Friends, Fans and Members of the Media,
Before I get into further detail about my training and fight with Otis Griffin, I must address the horrific event that took place in an elementary school in Connecticut. The Sandy Hook tragedy is something incomprehensible. Thinking that a school is a safe place is now a doubt in so many people’s minds. With my wife as a teacher, I get chills thinking about what the Sandy Hook staff and students went through that day.
I just want to let the community, school and relatives of the victims know that my heart and prayers goes out to them. Fighting on Wednesday I will have the victims of Hurricane Sandy (which will receive some of the proceeds from Wednesday’s card) along with those who were part of the Sandy Hook tragedy in my thoughts and close to my heart.
As I write to you 48 hours before entering the ring to do my job, a sense of serenity cruises through me. Since my training has been intense and my corner is knowledgeable and strong, I know I can take this time to relax my mind and body. Sparring with Danny Jacobs, Curtis Stevens, Santandar Silgado, Seanie Monaghan and 2012 US Olympian Marcus Browne has kept me well prepared and on my toes. They all bring something different stylistically and each fighter has really helped me in camp. I really appreciate their willingness to assist me for this fight and I’ve also done the same for them since all of my sparring partners fought recently or have fights upcoming.
Some people may wonder if the wait time on fight night affects me, being that the main event fighters have to sit and wait longer than the other boxers competing that night. Although it may surprise you, my answer to that is no. This is due to how fights were scheduled during my extensive amateur career.
Fighting in a heavier class in the amateurs left me waiting often since the smaller guys got to compete first. At first, it was almost exhausting just being at the venue, being ready and having just to sit there and wait. Now that I have adjusted both mentally and physically, I find the wait good time to clear my mind and indulge conversation with my cornermen. Staying relaxed also comes from the people I surround myself with. My head trainer Felipe Gomez, my strength and conditioning coach Mike Spiegel, my cut man Mike Rella and my beautiful wife Jessica, who seemingly everybody in boxing recognizes since she can be heard shouting instructions from the crowd, encompass my surroundings leading up to the opening bell. The same will take place as I approach my next bout.
On that note I want to thank you for following my fights, and hope to hear and see all of you this Wednesday night as I take on Otis Griffin at Roseland Ballroom.
Will “Power” Rosinsky
16-2 (9 KO’s)
Billy Morgan has big plans for 2013
Undefeated professional boxer, Billy Morgan from Canning Town is looking ahead to 2013 with big plans.
The 22 year old lightweight is eyeing the chance to fight for a title after a fairly quiet year in 2012 with only two appearances in the ring in February and September.
“Hopefully 2013 will be a productive year for me. I’m hoping to stay active and fight at least five times, I’ll assess where I am half way through the year with my team and hopefully if we all agree the time’s right then make the step up to championship level. As I’ve said before I’m still only 22, a baby in professional boxing so I’m happy just to be active and notching the wins up on my record.”
Although due to fight on 1stNovember at the home of boxing, York Hall, the venue for each one of the previous seven fights, an illness forced Billy to withdraw.
The main event that evening saw Frankie Gavin conquering an in-form Junior Witter to be crowned the new British Welterweight Champion.
The disappointment of not fighting has only fuelled the likeable lightweight to get back into the ring sooner and more frequently.
“I’m looking at being ready to fight in late January. Nothing been mentioned to me yet but when I withdrew from the November fight I was told I’d be out in January. So training camp will be starting soon and hopefully good news will follow.”
The exciting prospect has already fought in his first 8 round contest when he comfortably beat experienced journeyman Youssef Al Hamidi at the York Hall in London last September.
The East end star has not only won all of his seven fights but has actually won all 34 of the rounds boxed. Positive statistics like this are beginning to attract potential sponsors and the talented Londoner is looking for the right partnership to propel his career to the next level.
“I’m looking for a sponsorship to help pay towards my training, nutritional supplements and to generally take some weight off my shoulders financially, so I can fully focus on training and winning my next fight.”
Billy has already begun to plan his campaign for 2013 with a training camp in the TKO Gym in Tenerife as he tweeted recently: “Little training camp in Spain in jan to get the Ball rolling for a Big year ahead!! #TeamMorgan taking over…”
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You can follow the rising star on Twitter @MorganBilly or on official website www.billymorgan.co.uk