Category Archives: Interviews

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Joe DeGuardia on Joe Smith Jr.: “I think he’s going to resonate with the entire country”

By Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) This week FirstClassBoxing.com caught up with Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia. After ending 2016 in dramatic fashion, via Joe Smith Jr. scoring a second upset knockout victory,…

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Oscar Valdez talks Unifying Titles, Michael Conlan, Training with Manny Robles, and More.

By: Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) Two weeks into training camp, Oscar Valdez took time to talk with FirstClassBoxing.com. The undefeated WBO Featherweight Champ is waiting for his next opponent to be…

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Mathews: I Think Davies is Amateurish and I Know I’m Going to Win the Fight

By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing) On March 4th ‘Dirty’ Derry Mathews will lace up the gloves for the 52nd time in his professional career when he takes on the young and…

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WBU One-on-One with Yahu “Rock” Blackwell

WBU One-on-One with Yahu “Rock” Blackwell What’s your boxing career been like up to now? I started boxing and getting involved with combat sports when I was 7 years old….

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Jeremy “J-Flash” Nichols: “I Knew This Was My Calling”

By: Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) He was a football player and track star. After running the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds as only a high school student Jeremy Nichols was given…

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One-on-One with HBO’s Larry Merchant

By: Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) In one of boxing’s busiest and biggest months of the year, FirstClassBoxing.com was able to sit down with ledgendary HBO boxing commentator Larry Merchant and get…

Tommy Philbin in action in his last outing against Mitch Mitchell. Photo credit: @SW33TSCIENCE

Philbin: My Dream is to Win the British Title

By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing) Scotland’s unbeaten super-middleweight prospect Tommy Philbin looks to move to 7-0 on Saturday night against his toughest test to date in Kelvin Young, live on BoxNation….

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Star Boxing Update with Joe DeGuardia

By: Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) This week Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing spoke with FirstClassBoxing.com regarding his growing stable of boxers. DeGuardia also talked about the difficulty in making fights in…

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Claressa Shields: “Right now I’m just prepared to showcase my skill on Saturday”

By: Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) Two-time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields was in attendance at the final Kovalev-Ward press conference yesterday. Shields was accompanied by her manager, the former longtime…

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Pernell Whitaker: “We’re going to have the best fight of the year”

Pernell Whitaker: “We’re going to have the best fight of the year” By: Jerome Souza (@Jerome510) FirstClassBoixng.com spoke briefly with Hall of Famer “Sweet Pea” Pernell Whitaker at the Kovalev-Ward…