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EPISODE: Episode 28
From Team GB, Boxxer has announced the signing of Olympic medalist Ben Whittaker, and that is our lead story today, which is followed by news from the fight night featuring Avril Mathie taking place in Atlanta next month, as well as updates on undefeated Ernesto “Tito” Mercado, the undercard of the Kambosos-Haney clash in Australia, and a few quotes from both Jermell Charlo and Boots Ennis ahead of their respective bouts, and we conclude with a focus on French boxer Prisca Vicot.
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Hello boxing fans around the world thanks for joining me once again here on talk and fight for another episode of boxing news today, uh before i get started, i just want to let you know that uh, it seems the joshua and yusek fight the rematch uh is Going to take place in the middle east uh, you know, probably despite uh the outcry from uh fans in the united kingdom.
It sounds like that fight is actually going to take place on july 23rd in the middle east, according to eddie hearn himself.
Now josh was on the record saying: he’d prefer the fight uh the rematch to take place in the united kingdom uh, but uh usic wants uh to stay, to have a location where he’s gon na make the most money and that would appear to be middle east.
So despite uh the numbers of fans who may or may not be in attendance physically uh, the most the amount of money that fighters can make at that caliber at that level, would be the middle east these days, so money talks and walks.
So i thought i’d start you off that quick little update on the joshua music clash that we expect in july and now it looks like it’s going to be an online or pay-per-view special, as opposed to yet another wembley type event: alrighty speaking of uh english fighters.
Olympian ben whittaker, who we talked about quite often during the olympics, uh signed an exclusive deal with boxers.
B-O-X-X-E boxer is delighted to announce that, after reaching the very top of amateur boxing of the 2020 olympics, ben whitaker will enter professional boxing under the boxer.
Banner whitaker is possibly the most highly sought-after olympian to come out of tokyo with the boxing world waiting in anticipation to see when and where he turned professional.
This is uh courtesy of boxing247.
com by the way after an amateur career, consistently littered with success across international championships.
Peaking in capturing the world’s attention and a silver medal at the olympics, whitaker now looks to reach the same heights of professional boxing.
He joins former teammates lauren price karis artingstahl fraser clark and caroline dubois on the box of roster, showing boxer as the premier destination, with dmgb boxing’s class of 2020 in the professional ranks.
Four out of the six medalists from tokyo have chosen boxer as their home as well as huge, exciting young talent, caroline dubois, i might interject you know.
I did mention yesterday that pro bellum [ Music ], due to their links with the mtk global um might be in, might be in a bit of trouble.
So it will be interesting to see the fallout of that uh announcement made alongside kind of boxing up in scotland and uh pro bellum, which is more uh on a strategic level focused on the global uh scene, but anyway, uh competing on that level.
Boxer which seems to be focused on acquiring former team gb uh medalists uh.
Let’S continue with the story managed by two-time world heavyweight champion auntie joshua’s 258 management.
Mgt uh whitaker aims to be a standout member of great britain’s glittering 2020 team entering the ring under the nickname, benzo whitaker is aiming for the very top of professional boxing, meaning multiple world championships are the goal for the hugely talented amateur, with aspirations to move into Being a generational superstar that can capture the general public’s attention in the professional ranks, whitaker will be trained by sugar hill stewart.
The highly regarded trainer of tyson fury, who has also held vulnerable champions, like adonis stevenson and anton dural, on their way to the greatness, as well as over to one the greatest trainers of all time.
His uncle emmanuel stewart sugar hill was notably compared, has no love compared to whitaker’s raw talent to that of roy jones, jr whitaker said well, they always say save the best to last – and here i am, i’m very excited to turn this new chapter in my life.
It’S uh exciting time for me to showcase my skills, i’m now looking forward to getting into camp where i can add and develop my game.
I hope you enjoy the journey because it’s going to be a crazy one.
Boxer founder and ceo ben shalom said at the start of this partnership with sky sports.
The focus was always investing in the stars of the future.
Designed four out of the six olympic medalists is an amazing achievement for boxer and with ben whittaker.
We have the biggest future star in british boxing.
Anthony joshua said ben is really is a really special talent with a fantastic amateur pedigree.
He has had some tough decisions to make, whilst turning professional, but now he’s here and managed by the best team in the game.
258 imagine says this press release.
I think he is ready to set the world boxing scene on fire everything.
Everyone got everything everyone get ready for.
A special journey ben is the future p pay-per-view star, adam smith, sky sports, head of boxing development, said and breathe.
That was a tough battle for ben shalom and i, but we finally have the icing on our next generational cake.
Ben whitaker has the potential to be a real sporting star, highly decorated, multi-skilled and full of personality ben.
Has that spark a charisma which is going to make him a real attraction? Although his own man then reminds me of a mix of naseem hamad, floyd, mayweather and james degale, starting off, he says what he believes he’s going to be really he’s going to really entertain us on his way to surely becoming a world champion.
Well, we’ll see we’ll see how that all pans out if it indeed pans out of great britain on to other shores, speaking of other shores, we see that there’s a fight coming up in june at the center stage theater in atlanta and at that show we’ll see One of my favorites aval mathy fight but they’ve added another another uh champ to the roster six foot, eight and sporting, a perfect record of 13-0 with 13 knockouts.
They have added heavyweight raphael back pedroi uh.
Now his opponent needs to be determined and let’s take a look at this fella there’s a lot more to this giant who’ll be looking to after win number 14 on june 11th in atlanta, when he he appears in about scheduled for 10 rounds back majori’s uh out Of lagos, nigeria originally was now in miami he’s a former university of miami football star and basketball player and more than just an athlete, because, while he’s preparing for the fight upcoming uh, he was finishing up his studies towards an engineering degree.
So a smart, fella and uh looking to improve on his record of 13 knockouts 13 victories.
He said i took some time off from studying and we have no opponent yet, but i expect the credible guy who will not be a walk in the park.
For me, i’ve never thought about going to a fight.
Looking for a knockout, i just go about doing my work and throwing consistent punches if the knockout comes.
I’M fine with that, but i just want to come out with the victory.
Aqua jury does not let life after boxing goals interfere with his desire to become one of sports, big stars and vice versa.
Boxing he says, takes up four or five hours per day and the remaining time i have to use it for something productive.
The reason why i’m doing this is to become a heavyweight champion of the world and defend it as many times as possible.
The show in atlanta, by the way, is promoted by prestige, boxing uh advisory group and associated with bfc the last round promotions.
As i’ve said before, we’re going to have former world champ alfredo pero aguela go on the game staff.
Fidel menez peter dobson go up against rodrigo korea, casey dixon uh be fighting for the super middleweight youth title um, oh yes, this is the fight featuring internet sensation.
Supreme patty just thought: i’d throw that in there.
So we look forward to those fights and those results, especially the one, as i said, featuring avril matthew we’ve yet to see an announcement from these guys as to who she’ll be fighting.
But it is interesting to see that she has an undefeated record she’s originally from australia.
Now fighting out of miami as well and her record, there’s uh seven wins.
No loss is one draw with three knockouts, i might add, so there you go elsewhere across uh the continent over in montebello california, we have a boat coming up, quiet, cannon country club on the 12th of may.
That’S this weekend, probably tonight undefeated rising star ernesto tito mercado is 5-0 speaking of undefeated, with five knockouts perfect record has been making some serious noise in the lightweight division.
Having knocked out all of his five opponents to start off his career, he returns to the ring today on a card promoted by tom loffler’s, 360 promotions against jose zaragoza who’s.
Eight four and one with two knockouts, the scheduled six round bout.
Will air live on ufc fight pass? As i said, uh from the quiet cannon country club in montebello, california uh.
He said i’ve been busy keeping my mind on the grind: never losing focus in between fights said mercado by the way.
Right now, i’m on the busiest fighters and lightweight division.
If i can stay on the busy path for the end of the year, i know knocking on the door of a meaningful fight.
The lightweight division is filled with tremendous talent, and those coming up from super featherweight will be great as well.
I know with hard work i’ll be talking tether, ready to fight any of those guys so um mercado is a student.
He says that of the game sees himself fighting all the big names at lightweight and super lightweight.
His mental edge gives him confidence going into any fight.
He adds no disrespect to any other fighter coming up in my weight class, but i just feel i’m on another level mentally than all these guys.
My dedication to the sport is what separates me from all my peers, i’m destined to be great and making all the sacrifices necessary to become world champ on may 12th, as today i’ll be looking to impress once again it’s kind of good for him.
Let’S see what happens, ah, let’s fly around the world for a fight coming up at the marvel stadium in melbourne, australia on the 4th of june.
This is the big one.
This is the big one featuring uh cambosis and devin haney, but they’ve added australian, two-time, bantamweight world title challenger, jason mayhem, mahoney and new zealand-born heavyweight contender junior fah, as they both hope to showcase their talents for the home region.
As i said at marvel stadium in melbourne, australia on the undercard of the george cambosis junior devin, haney matchup, and that’s for the undisputed lightweight world title showdown by the way the the combosis hanging world championship.
The event is projected to be one of the biggest boxing events ever on australian soil millennial.
Batter humble batter will battle former world title challenger: aston palitzi in a 10-rounder for the vacant, wbo international bantamweight title, while pha will take on australian fan, favorite lucas brown and a 10-rounder for the wba oshana and ibf international heavyweight titled belts, cambos haney, maloney, bob brown And an eight-round heavyweight fight between hemi ohio is 18-0 by the way 13 knockouts out of auckland new zealand and joe jones who’s uh 13 and 410 knockouts out of jersey city.
New jersey will be televised, live on espn, espn, departures in a swing boat, cruiserweight, devon, nica, who’s 2-0 will be showcased in a fight against an opponent to be named.
Nica from hamilton new zealand captured a bronze medal at the tokyo olympics last summer, a beloved sporting heroes country nica, has earned his stripes as a sparring partner for heavyweight champion.
Tyson fury learned something new for today, following the main event streaming live, as i said that exclusively on espn, etc, world rated junior bantamweight contender andrew maloney.
He was 23-2 by the way, with 15 knockouts will battle, nicaragua’s alexander espinoza’s, 20, 21, 3 and 2, with a knockout.
An eight-rounder and devin haney promotions signed junior middleweight prospect amari jones, who we’ve talked to here on uh knuckle up on talk and fight.
Quite often, he’s 5-0 now five knockouts he’ll fight, akush huda, who’s, three, oh and one with one knockout in a scheduled six-rounder.
Let’S see who we could hear said: lou dibella, president developer entertainment when it comes to presenting an undercard worthy of its main event.
The battle between world champions – george cambosis jr and devin haney for the undisputed lightweight world championship.
It’S aussie rules, australian flight fans in marvel stadium and viewers around the world will be treated to a feast of exciting all-action bouts.
Many featuring contenders and prospects from australia, as well as new zealand and those not televised live on eastern will be streamed to the us on espn plus.
We are prepared to make history in melbourne.
That’S fantastic stuff, eh, um brown going to fight said.
I would love nothing more than to fight for another world title and junior fox is standing in my way.
I bet he is, if i can put him away early, that will send a message to the boxing world that i’m far from finished he’s only lost once in his career to joseph parker.
I plan to hand him his second defeat, good stuff out of uh land down under all right.
Let’S see what else is going on.
Oh, yes, we have some quotes here from jermell charlo.
I’Ve been talking about this fight upcoming this weekend at the digni hill sports park in carson california.
For a while.
This is the fight that features jamal charlo, going up against brian castano and on the undercard john boots, ennis and castillo clayton, and in this particular story we have some quotes from charlotte himself as well as annas, as we all know, uh the unified wbc wba ibf 154 pound world champ, charlo and unbeaten walter wade rising star geron bhutanes, previewed their respective upcoming showdowns at a media workout in los angeles wednesday before they enter the ring this saturday in a couple days time to be shown, live on showtime charlo made clear.
As i said yesterday made clear, his goal is to prevent the judges from deciding his fate when he faces wo 154 pound world champion brian castano, in a rematch of one of 2021’s, most significant fights which ended in a hotly contested split draw.
They again will seek to become the first undisputed super welterweight male champion of the four belt era: the showtime championship.
Boxing telecast begins at 9pm eastern time 6 pm pacific time and will also feature philadelphia’s ennis in an ibf ultraweight title eliminator against unbeaten, canadian olympian castillo clayton and that serves as the co-main event anna said.
He was looking forward to recording a knockout in front of the new southern california fan base and he also predicted the win for charlo in the rematch.
So here we go with some quotes.
First jamal charlo.
I don’t want this fight to go the distance.
I don’t get paid for overtime.
I’M excited i’m ready to go, i’m ready to rock i’m putting it all in line, i’m ready to just i’m ready to destroy i’m going to give the fans an exciting and entertaining show and just have fun out there.
Castano is going to have to do something different, this fight.
If not, he knows he’s getting slapped whatever he does or whatever, whatever moves he makes.
I’M going to be on him.
My goal is to knock him out fair enough boots by the way, if his brisbane in this press conference said it doesn’t matter to me who i’m facing, i want everybody and anybody they can line them up and i’ll knock them down, doesn’t matter who it is.
Everybody already knows how this fight is going to go.
I’M going to put on a show, i’m going to get in the ring, i’d be dominant, i’m getting that knockout at the end of the night and making a statement.
It feels great to be performing here in southern california.
I can’t wait for saturday to shine in front of my new fans.
It’S a new fan base to see me get another knockout.
I don’t know too much about my opponent.
I don’t usually watch film on whom fighting, unless i’ve just seen it by chance.
I let my team look at those kinds of things.
I’M not too worried about what he’s going to bring i’m going to do what i do always.
I can figure those opponents out in like 30 seconds.
I see how they’re coming and then go from there.
I feel like this is great.
I feel like i’m going to get my opportunity soon later.
I think end of the year or next as possible.
I’M either going to fight errol, spence, jr or terence crawford or fight for a vacant belt and, as both those fighters probably won’t be in his division.
That seemed unlikely anyway.
I don’t believe that any fighter is scared of another fighter.
I know the top guys are just making business decisions.
It’S what’s best for their careers if i can’t get to the top welterweights, while they’re here i’ll see them at 154 pounds.
Okay! Well, i guess that answers that question i don’t feel like.
I have to prove anything to anyone, but myself, i’m not worried about any outside noise.
As long as i’m doing my thing, i’m winning putting myself in line for a world title and that’s what all matters it says by the way, charlo and castano should both be confident heading into this fight.
They went to war last uh last night, but i think charlie will win this time.
I think he’s fake castano out charlo is picking it up at the end of the first fight.
I think he’s gon na start earlier this time and go for the knockout good stuff.
I’M gon na end.
Today’S show with uh something i don’t usually do, but i think it’s worthy uh we’re gon na focus uh on the yubio title challenger prescott, boycott um, he’s out she’s out of france and making uh her pro debut back a few years ago in 2011, at the Age of 35 years old, she lost her first three bouts, but then won the french national lightweight title in her fourth outing after five more victories, including two successful defenses of the french title, she lost on points for the ibo world, super lightweight title in december 2016.
At the beginning of 2019, her record was a mediocre 9-5, but she had proven to be world-class so when she was matched up with julia against germany’s alicia cummer 12-1, when they knocked out that time for the uvo world super lightweight title in march, it was considered A 50 50 match up, but what a fight it was in commerce, birth, town and vicod gave the local girl all she could handle and a real barn burner, which turned out to be the 2019 uvo fight of the year.
Unfortunately, provide good camera won a close decision: 96.
93, 9793, but many rounds were close and i was so close that the fight could have gone either way less than four months later.
Vika won the wbf interim at gbu and w ibf world super lightweight titles, defeating ukrainian uh melchizedek in austria in february of 2020, she came short and challenged the wbo world title losing on points to christina lana dartu in her first fight in north america and now Sporting, a record of 14 and naval 2 knockouts vicod has fought four times in mexico since then retaining her gbu and wibf world championships twice most recently, this past march, and at 46 years of age she’s still on top of her game.
What a great story eh! All right there we go.
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