Category Archives: Interviews

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Canelo Unfazed with Nacho Beristain’s Stratergy

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) Hall of Famer trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain’s resume is stacked with former champions. After signing on to take over training duties for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr….

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Randy Caballero Looks to Challenge WBC Champ Rey Vargas

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) Super bantamweight Randy “El Matador” Caballero, 24-0 (14 KOs), didn’t have to travel far in his last outing. The undefeated 26 year-old was the co-main event…

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Oscar De La Hoya hopes to sign Claressa Shields

By Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) As Women’s History Month 2017 comes to an end, Women’s Boxing has made history and looks to continue its growth in the months to come. On…

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Glen Tapia: “I’ll be back in the ring”

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) On the inaugural Golden Boy Promotions ESPN card from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, Glen Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) of New Jersey, went the…

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Emmanuel Taylor Plans to Outbox Matthysse on Canelo-Chavez Jr.

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) After being out of the ring since October of 2015, former 140-pound champion Lucas “The Maquina (The Machine)” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) will have his hands…

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Tom Loeffler’s thoughts on moving GGG-Jacobs from December to March

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) Soon after Gennady Golovkin stopped Kell Brook and Canelo Alvarez knocked out Liam Smith last September, negotiations began for a December fight for both fighters. Canelo…

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Abel Sanchez Hoping Jacobs Looks For Early KO

By Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) On last week’s media conference call with Team Jacobs, head trainer Andre Rozier touched on the differences between the punching power of Daniel Jacobs compared to…

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Daniel Jacobs looks forward to future Bay Area training camps

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) Brooklyn’s Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO) is less than two weeks away from the biggest fight of his career when he takes on Gennady…

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One-on-One with lightweight Ryan Martin

By Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) This past December, Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin was the opening bout of the evening for an HBO Latino card that was headlined by Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Sullivan…

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U.S Amateur Marc Castro focuses on Olympic Glory

By Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) Fresno, California is home to a young man hoping to become the United States’ first Olympic Gold Medalist in Men’s Boxing since Andre Ward. Marc Castro,…