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Austin Trout getting ready for Lara bout

Austin Trout has landed today in Houston, TX to begin training for his fight against Erislandy Lara.

Trout vs Lara will be the undercard of the Zab Judah vs Paulie Malignaggi fight on Dec 7th. Austin is looking to get back on the winning track after losing a decision to Saul Canelo Alvarez earlier this year in San Antonio, TX.

Austin is originally from El Paso, TX but now resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Austin is looking to make alot of moves since his last fight. He is now a client of Carla Ja Sports and Entertainment. Carla Ja says, “Austin is an amazing talent, we are looking to do great things together in the future.”

Heavyweight Prospect Paulius Kasiulevicius Returns To York Hall This Friday

TRAD TKO’s sensational young Heavyweight prospect Paulius Kasiulevicius is back in action this coming Friday, on the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted BROTHERS IN ARMS show at York Hall.

As I’m sure many of you will recall, that back in May Johnny boldly stated that the two time Lithuanian Amateur Heavyweight Champion is a future World Champion.

Two exceptional stoppage wins later and now it seems many of the established boxing hierarchy are of the same opinion as the esteemed Mr Eames.

The normal route for an upcoming fighter is to be ‘eased in’ with moderately easy fights at first, not so for Paulius, for his first fight Johnny selected Frantisek Kynkal, whose record stood at three fights, two wins both by stoppage finish and the one loss on his debut.

Paulius made short work of the Czech, stopping him in just two minutes and twenty five seconds of the first round.

On his second outing, in July, Johnny selected Latvian Janis Ginters, who like Kynkal was straight coming off a first round stoppage win, as well as two having two stoppage finishes on his record.

Once again Paulius proved his credentials, stopping the Latvian #3 ranked Ginters after one minute and forty two seconds of the second round.

For his upcoming third bout, this coming Friday, Johnny is lining up another serious test for the big Lithuanian, whilst no details have been released at this time, it is expected to be yet another stern test for the 24 year old.

Facing such opponents clearly doesn’t faze Paulius one iota, as he made clear when he spoke earlier.

“Yeah, Johnny is keeping me busy, which I like.

I won both my fights by stoppage, I think I the next one will be the same, I hope, I’m working on that.

We’re working well, training hard, you see the results.

The first ones were easy, wasn’t really hard fights for me, I know my skills, I know what to do.

My opponent, just looking at him I straight away know what to do, this is my skills, I have fifteen years boxing so I look at my opponent and know what to do, my strategy and how I can box him.

I don’t know his name, I think he’s British, I don’t know his name but it doesn’t matter anyway, I think he’s not happy for that, fighting with me but you can’t say nothing before a fight when it’s heavyweight, one punch and the fight is finishing, both ways, so I’m not saying I will knock him out or he will knock me out, we’re just boxing and we’ll see.

I’ve been sparring with many guys, big names as well, so I’m ready to get back into the big ring.

Thanks for the support of my fans, everyone else come and support me for the more knockouts I’m going to do.”

Paulius Kasiulevicius, against a yet to be named opponent, features on the undercard of Nathan Graham’s Southern Area Light Middleweight Title defense against Freddie Turner, that headlines the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted ‘Brothers In Arms’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday 18th October 2013.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from Paulius or alternatively buy on-line at or in person at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town. For further information, or to purchase tickets by phone, call 07960 850645

Lopez Ripped & Ready For WBF Title Fight Against Navarro

Popular local attraction Sergio “Micky” Lopez feels on top of his game ahead of his clash with Jesus “Kalaka” Navarro for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Featherweight title on Friday October 18 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

The bout was originally scheduled for September 27, but had to be postponed for three weeks due to unforeseen circumstances. However, trained by Salvador “Lefty” Felix, 27-year-old Lopez claims to be better prepared than usual for what will be his careers most important bout to date, saying:

“It’s the first time I prepare to fight a southpaw, and I am adapting myself very well. Every day of my training camp I worked very hard, and got up at 3:30 in the morning to do my roadwork. Then in the evening I did my training and sparring in the gym.”

With a professional ledger of 16-7 (11), and fighting is his hometown for the twelfth time since turning pro in 2005, Lopez has never lost in Ensenada, going 11-0 with eight victories inside the distance.

And while he doesn’t plan on breaking that trend on October 18, he knows he will be in with a good opponent in Mexicali-puncher Navarro, who has stopped sixteen of twenty-one victims:

“There is no doubt he will be a tough man to fight”, said Lopez. “He is 21-6-1 as a professional, and also has good amateur experience, so I have no reason to take him lightly. As I said, I am very well prepared and I believe that I will be the new WBF champion after the fight.”

The Sergio Lopez vs. Jesus Navarro WBF International Featherweight title fight will be promoted by Hefziba Eduardo Promotions, and the card also features a stacked undercard with additionally eight bouts.


New York, NY (10/15/13) – This past Saturday, New England fan-favorite Danny O’Connor traveled to Pennsylvania to take on former world champion Vivian Harris in their 10-round main event bout at the sold-out Electric Factory in downtown Philadelphia.

O’Connor pressed the action throughout the entire 10-round contest, continuously walking down the taller Harris round after round. O’Connor was the much busier fighter, landing good combinations to both the body and head as well as displaying beautiful defense skills, slipping and rolling off most of Harris’ shots. After the 10th and final round, it appeared to everyone in attendance, including the sold out audience and the media, as well as the commentators that evening which featured former world champion Steve Cunningham, that O’Connor had done more than enough to pull out the decision. One judge scored the bout a complete shutout for O’Connor, 100-90. However, the other two judges scored the bout in Harris’ favor, turning in scores of 96-94 and a mind-boggling 99-91.

After having a couple of days to think about the fight and watching video footage of it, O’Connor is even more confused with the outcome than immediately after the bout.

“I was impressed with the Philadelphia boxing commission’s organization, so for them to allow judges like that to decide fights is stunning. It’s up to us as fighters and fans to speak up to try to preserve the integrity of the sport because decisions like these are ruining it. With all that being said, Philadelphia is a great city and I was honored to box there. I want to thank everyone who came together to make the Claddagh Fund night at the fights a success. I can only worry about the things that I can control. I will stay focused and stay positive and continue to work hard to achieve the goals that I have in this sport.”

Manager Ken Casey, of the Dropkick Murphys, who also performed at the event Saturday, was equally as disappointed in the outcome as O’Connor. Casey added, “Once again the sport of boxing suffered a black eye by poor judging. Danny O’Connor was outright robbed.”

“Anyone who watched the fight could clearly see that Danny won,” said DiBella Entertainment’s matchmaker Joe Quiambao. “There are fights that are hard to score but this wasn’t one of them. Danny controlled the action, threw more punches, landed more punches, and just flat out beat the guy.”

“Danny won the fight. Hands down, no questions asked,” said Massachusetts’s great Micky Ward, who was also in attendance. “He pressed and controlled the action in every single round, how two of the judges didn’t see that, is beyond me.”

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