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Training Camp Notes: Lepikhin
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Kovalev Media Workout Quotes
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Quote from Undercard Luncheon
Conference Call Quotes for Kovalev vs. Pascal
Training Camp Notes: Chilemba
3/14 Undercard
HBO Road to Kovalev-Pascal

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By Main Events on 3/3/2015 11:15 AM
Training Camp Notes: Glazkov

A World Away from His Home Country of Ukraine But Focused on Cunningham and the Chance at a World Title

Oxnard, CA:           On March 14 Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov will face Steve “USS” Cunningham for the #1 position in the IBF and the USBA Heavyweight Title as the co-feature on the Kovalev-Pascal HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast. Although Cunningham is a formidable opponent, the 30-year old from Lugansk, Ukraine faced much bigger adversity outside of the ring over the last year.

Early in 2014, Czar won the biggest fight of his career when he defeated veteran Tomasz “Goral” Adamek in a 12-round unanimous decision to secure the IBF North American Heavyweight Title. Shortly thereafter, along with his wife and daughter, he immigrated to the United States from war-torn Ukraine. They had difficulty crossing over the border into Russia, but were finally able to make it to sunny Florida to start their new lives as American residents.

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By Main Events on 3/2/2015 12:23 PM
Training Camp Notes: Vasily Lepikhin

Less Than a Year After His US Debut Lepikhin Signed a Co-Promotional Deal With Interbox and Landed the Opening Slot on the Kovalev-Pascal HBO World Championship Boxing® Telecast

Oxnard, CA:           As Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (17-0, 9 KOs) prepares to face Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (23-2-2, 10 KOs) for the NABF Light Heavyweight Title on March 14 in the opening bout of the Kovalev-Pascal HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast he cannot help to reflect on his career thus far.

The common misconception is that Lepikhin earned the nickname, “The Professor” while attending university in his hometown of Gelendzhik, Russia. Although he does have two degrees, one in sports (similar to a US degree in athletic training) and one in management, he was coined “The Professor” when he made his professional debut back in 2005 at the age of 19. He explained, “When I had my pro debut in Russia, the promoter of the show thought I was so smart in the...
By Main Events on 2/27/2015 10:34 AM
 Full March 14th Card Unveiled Intriguing fights from top to bottom



Montréal, Friday, February 27th 2015 – A very memorable evening awaits all Quebec boxing fans live from the Montreal Bell Centre on Saturday, March 14th 2015 beginning at 7 PM.  InterBox and Main Events are proud to announce this breathtaking card stacked with Champions and blue-chip prospects from top to bottom, that will culminate with the much anticipated WBO/WBA/IBF Unified World Light Heavyweight showdown between Champion Sergey Kovalev and Quebec’s own Jean Pascal.  This card will feature eight bouts.

 

David Theroux vs. Lukasz Janik  - 4-6 rounds

In the evening’s swing bout, InterBox’s youngest boxer David Théroux (5-0-0, 3 KO) from Sorel-Tracy in Quebec, will lace up the gloves against Lukasz Janik (13-9-1, 7 KO) from Poland in a Welterweight bout scheduled for 4-6 rounds.  Janik is no stranger to Montreal, having already faced IBF mandatory title challenger JoJo Dan (34-2-0, 18 KO), as well as Yves...
By Main Events on 2/26/2015 4:47 PM
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev

“This fight preparation was totally hard, it’s hot because it is Miami. It’s hard work in the gym and obviously it’s hot outside. Every day is good. Every fight preparation for me is very important whether it is title fight or not.

[About being favored to win] “I am not worried at all about this because if favorite or not favorite, underdog or not underdog, it doesn’t matter. I don’t care about it.

“I have to focus for all fight and getting prepared for all 12 rounds because who knows what will be inside the ring or what will he bring? I don’t know how ready he will be. It’s difficult to say ‘I will do’ because nobody knows what we do tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. We will see in the ring who will be best and who will win.”

“As a fighter he is a very dangerous fighter. He has a punch, he can punch hard. I am very interested to fight with him and see what I can do in the ring against Jean Pascal because every fight is something new; it’s like a new test. For me it’s very important this fight. He’s a very good fighter, smart. He has a lot of power. It’ll be a very interesting fight, believe me, because I will be there!...
By Main Events on 2/26/2015 12:28 PM
Training Camp Notes: Nadjib Mohammedi

A Simple Twist of Fate and “The Algerian Assassin” is now Working with World Renowned Trainer, Abel Sanchez, While He Patiently Waits to Face the Winner of Kovalev-Pascal

Big Bear Lake, CA:           On March 14, Nadjib “The Algerian Assassin” Mohammedi (36-3, 22 KOs) will face Lee Campbell (8-1, 4 KOs) on the undercard of the Kovalev-Pascal fight in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A roller coaster of events that brought him to this place in his career. When Nadjib defeated Anatoliy Dudchenko to secure the #1 position in the IBF, he thought his next opponent would be Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins as Hopkins’ mandatory challenger. When Hopkins decided to face Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a unification fight for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Championships, Mohammedi agreed to fight on the Hopkins-Kovalev undercard and wait to face the winner.

Vince Caruso, Nadjib’s manager said, “I told him to let Sergey win all three titles and then take the...
By Main Events on 2/26/2015 10:48 AM
Quotes From CA Media Lunch

 

Czar Glazkov

 

"Preparation is going very good. Training is two to three times a day. I can't predict what is going to happen. I think Steve Cunningham is going to be 100% ready. I am preparing very seriously for every single fight. Every single fight gives me more experience. And every single fight gives me something new to work on. This is boxing and I don't like to predict things. Right now it is 100% concentration on Steve Cunningham. I don't know what is going to happen after this fight. I don't care who I face next."



Isaac Chilemba

"When I look at an opponent I want to know their style and their height. I watch their fights but not the whole video. I just want see how is their fighting style. My biggest strength is my belief in my ability to win. I believe I am good enough to beat anyone. When I walk in the ring I am confident enough to know that I am going to get in there and do what I was meant to do. I am going to walk out...
By Main Events on 2/24/2015 2:17 PM
Sergey Kovalev, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion

I am waiting for March 14. This day for me mean a lot. This is the first time defending two of my titles. I am sure it will be a really great boxing date on HBO.

 

Pascal will be the hugest opponent in my career. I fought top guys.

 

[On common opponents Darnell Boone and Bernard Hopkins] Any fight is different because opponents are different on different dates. I can win somebody very easy but then can be very hard for somebody else. Pascal had problems with Hopkins but I beat him easy. It depends on the situation. It will be interesting what will happen March 14. Jean Pascal will see a problem.

 

[On his next fight] My plan is, first of all, to defend my three titles against Pascal. It is the most important thing in my career for now. After the fight, my goal is to get all four titles in my division.

 

[On the pressure to secure the knockout] I am going into the ring for my next...
By Main Events on 2/23/2015 1:17 PM
Training Camp Notes: Isaac Chilemba

From a One-Room Shack in Malawi to the Big Stage of HBO World Championship Boxing®



Burbank, CA:         As Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba prepares to face Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin in a ten-round fight for the NABF Light Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, March 14 live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, he cannot help but reflect back on all that he has been through to get himself to this moment.

The 27-year old Chilemba grew up poor in the world’s poorest country, Malawi. He lived with his mother, brother and sister in a one-room shack. According to Chilemba, “Growing up in Malawi was very hard. I grew up with a single mother and she worked in a shop. I had to quit my education because my mother couldn’t afford it. I lived in one room with my mother, my brother and my sister. There was no bedroom. We were sitting on the floor. My mother would sleep on one side of the floor and my brother, my sister and I would sleep on the other side...
By Main Events on 2/19/2015 11:01 AM
An exciting evening from start to finish! Théroux, Ulysse, Mikhaylenko, Mohammedi and many others will take part in the event

Montréal, Tuesday February 17th, 2015 – Fight fans will have the chance to see high quality boxing on the undercard of the Light Heavyweight unified World Championship between Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal on March 14th. Main Events and InterBox are happy to unveil the undercard fights that will complete this exciting evening.

Théroux vs Janik

A Sorel-Tracy native, David Théroux (5-0-0, 3 K.O.) is the youngest rookie of the InterBox stable. At the Bell Centre, he will fight Lukasz Janik (13-9-1, 7 K.O.) in a 4 round matchup. This isn’t Janik’s first visit in Montreal. He fought Ulysse Junior and pushed Steven Butler to the limit in December. Théroux will try to win his 6th consecutive fight, which would be his 2nd with InterBox after signing a three year deal in December.

Dmitry Mikhaylenko vs TBD

The Russian...
By Main Events on 2/19/2015 10:39 AM
ROAD TO KOVALEV-PASCAL

PREMIERES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 ON HBO®

 

            Feb. 19, 2015 - HBO Boxing presents “Road to Kovalev-Pascal,” a compelling special spotlighting the upcoming light heavyweight championship bout between undefeated knockout artist Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev defending his crown against Canada’s Jean Pascal. Their highly anticipated slugfest takes place Saturday, March 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal and televised live on HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®.

 

            The “Road to Kovalev-Pascal” special will premiere Saturday, February 28 at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT on HBO. It will preview the hot 175-pound title showdown between these two ring warriors who are making their 2015 debuts in this high-stakes battle.  Kovalev, one of the sport’s top attractions, enjoyed a brilliant 2014 campaign, earning ‘Fighter of the Year” honors from BleacherReport, USA TODAY, New York Post, Sports Illustrated.com, The RING, SherDog.com and UCNLive.com.

 

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