Category Archives: Interviews

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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,…

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Introducing Money Powell IV, a Positive Glimpse Into Boxing’s Future

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) Few and far between professional athletes enter their respective sport and are labeled as “ahead of their time”. Some are gifted enough to compete at a…

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Amir Khan Finds a Second Home in the Bay Area

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) As Bolton’s Amir Khan awaits word for his next fight, he recently spent an extended period of time training at Virgil Hunter’s private gym in Hayward,…

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Jacobs’ Manager Gives His Take on GGG-Jacobs

By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing) With a little over four weeks to go until Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs face each other for middleweight supremacy, FirstClassBoxing.com caught up with Jacobs’ friend…

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Steve Farhood talks David Benavidez, Josh Taylor, and Women’s Boxing

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) Boxing historian and International Boxing Hall of Famer Steve Farhood recently spoke with FirstClassBoxing.com. Farhood, who provides commentary on ShoBox: The New Generation and Showtime Extreme,…

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Al Bernstein talks Anthony Joshua, Garcia-Thurman and more

By: Jerome Souza (@FirstClassBox) On the eve of the Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz rematch, Al Bernstein was hosting the Corona sponsored pre-party at the Losers Bar located inside…