Category Archives: Interviews


FirstClassBoxing Caught Up With Lisa McClellan – Sister of Two Time Middlweight Champion Gerald McClellan

By Allan McGoldrick (@AMCGUK) Twenty two years ago boxing should never forget the tragic events that unfolded inside The New London Arena in Millwall on February 25th, 1995. One woman…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

Ryan Martin
Photo by: Cynthia Saldana

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…