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Author Archives: Anson Wainwright

Q & A with Kermit “The Killer” Cintron

It’s been over a year since we last saw Kermit “The Killer” Cintron in action. Not since last May when he tangled, literally with Paul Williams in a fight which saw Williams topple from the ring landing on the floor outside and ultimately unable to carry on have we seen Cintron. Since then Cintron has taken time out and spent ... Read More »

Q & A with Sharif “The Lion” Bogare

In all walks of life it helps to have some sort of gimmick to set you apart from your piers. Unbeaten Lightweight contender Sharif “The Lion” Bogare uses an unusual but catchy ring entrance; he enters the ring in a cage which is carried by dancers, inside Bogare is dressed as a Lion. Of course an entertaining ring entrance only ... Read More »

Q & A with Thomas Dulorme

At the turn of the year Thomas Dulorme was just another nameless prospect in the talent laden Welterweight division, however after 2 impressive KO’s on big shows in Connecticut he created his own buzz and moved away from the pack. It’s still early days for the 21 year old; he’s only had 12 fights all wins with 10 inside the ... Read More »

Q & A with Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez

Unlike many other fighters Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez 21-1-1(13) had to earn his title opportunity the hard way fighting several tough opponents & continually improving his ranking, even travelling to Europe where he twice fought and won in Italy before becoming the mandatory challenger for the WBC Light Flyweight title. He was determined not to waste his chance when it ... Read More »

Q & A with Randy “El Matador” Caballero

He’s only been a pro for a shade over a year but Randy “El Matador” Caballero has make quick progress in the paid ranks. He’s already 11-0(7) and will be attempting to win his first professional title when he fights in front of his legion of fans at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Ca on 1 July. Caballero 20, will ... Read More »

Q & A with Julius ” The Chef” Jackson

A couple of weeks back Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr joined his father in a very select band fighters who followed in there father in winning a world title. So select they were only the sixth combination to achieve this honour. While it’s early days looking to join that illustrious group is Julius “The Chef” Jackson son of the great Light ... Read More »

Q & A with Luis “La Estrella” Franco

Like many Cuban ex-patriots Luis “La Estrella” Franco defected to America and decided to go pro. Similar to Odlanier Solis, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Yuriorkis Gamboa & Yan Bhartelemy he represented Cuba at the 2004 Olympics, however while the aforementioned fighters who all won gold Franco went out in the Quarter Final stage to future WBC Super Featherweight champion Vitali Tajbert. Though ... Read More »

Q & A with Vicente “El Loco” Mosquera

The last few years have been very difficult for Vincente “El Loco” Mosquera; the 31 year old was accused of an homicide after he attended a party in 2006. He always vehemently denied the allegations but was put in prison for 3 and a half years until his trial. It took Mosquera just a week to prove his innocence before ... Read More »

Q & A with Nehomar Cermeno

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Luck is something Nehomar Cermeno knows little about, the talented Panamanian based Venezulean sports an average 20-3(12) you could be forgiven for thinking he was another also ran in the talent laden Super Bantamweight division, however when you look closer at his record you realise that it could just as easily read ... Read More »

Q & A with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero

Inside the ring Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero 29-1-1(18) 2 No Contests has won world titles at 3 weight classes and is amongst the very best fighters in the world today. He recently beat Michael Katsidis to claim the WBC/WBA Interim Lightweight titles and is eager to fight the very best to continue improving himself and prove to the Boxing world ... Read More »

Q & A with Paul “The Punisher” Williams

It’s been 8 months since we last saw Paul “The Punisher” Williams in action. On July 9th he makes his much anticipated return. For several weeks several guys were linked with Williams before it was announed he would be fighting Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida who was coming of a stunning first round KO over James Kirkland, however many felt this wasn’t ... Read More »

Q & A with Austin "No Doubt" Trout

For the second time in a row Austin “No Doubt” Trout will be heading to Mexico to face a Mexican. It wont be easy but the unbeaten Austin knows what to expect after snearing the WBA Light Middleweight crown from Rigoberto Alvarez last time out when he won a near shut out in Guadalajara back in February. Austin 25, will ... Read More »

Q & A with Jeffrey “The Mongoose” Mathebula

It may have been two years ago but it’s something Jeffrey “Mongoose” Mathebula remembers all to well. He travelled to Panama to face WBA/IBF kingpin Celestino Caballero, who was widely regarded as the best Super Bantamweight on the planet. Despite putting up a career best performance Mathebula was on the wrong end of a close split decision loss. There was ... Read More »

Q & A with Lukas Konecny

It looked as though Lukas Konecny was destined to be one of Boxing nearly men. He had nearly won the European Union title when he lost a split decision to Ruben Varon in 2004 fighting away from home in Spain. His performance was good enough to see him fight Michele Piccarillo for the European title 18 months later; again it ... Read More »

Q & A with Adrian “The Shark” Diaconu

Its 10 years since Adrian “The Shark” Diaconu 27-2(15) left his native Romania to turn professional in Canada. In a highly decorated amateur career Diaconu had won bronze at the 1997 World Championships and then two years later at the same event he upgraded to a silver medal before representing his country on the grandest stage of all the Olympics ... Read More »

Q & A with Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson

It was a major surprise late last year when it was announced that Glen Johnson 51-14-2(35) would be a late addition to the Super Six, his inclusion only came because other fighters fell out of the tournament through various injury’s. He scored a dominant win over Allen Green to progress to the Semi Finals where he will now meet Carl ... Read More »

Q & A with Marcos “El Chino” Maidana

Argentinean hard man Marcos “El Chino” Maidana 30-2(27) has been enjoying a well earned rest of late after going life and death with modern day legend Erik Morales back in April. The 27 year old regained the WBA Interim Light Welterweight title when he scored a close majority decision over the rejuvenated Morales. He had lost that very crown when ... Read More »

Q & A with Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola

With more and more of the top Heavyweights coming from Europe one man looking to snap that dominance and bring back the Heavyweight title to America is Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola. The 30 year old Californian currently sports a 30-2(26) ledger, he fights on the undercard of Andre Ward-V-Arthur Abraham at the Home Depot, Carson, Ca on the 14 May ... Read More »

Q & A with Deandre “The Bull” Latimore

After a 9 month hiatus Deandre “The Bull” Latimore 22-3(17) resurfaced with an 8 round shut out victory over durable veteran Dennis Sharpe on the Andre Berto-Victor Ortiz undercard in Mashantucket, Ct. It helped Latimore 25, get rid of some ring rust, he’s now eager to parlay that win with something much bigger in the talent laden Light Middleweight division. ... Read More »

Q & A with Diego Magdaleno

In just over a week’s time Manny Pacquiao will meet Shane Mosley in the much talked about Welterweight clash. The night before Top Rank will put on another show from The Mandalay Bay the headliner will be Las Vegas native Diego Magdaleno 18-0(6), he meets tough Mexican Gilberto Sanchez Leon. Last time out he impressively stopped Marcos Jimenez to win ... Read More »

Q & A WITH FELIX DIAZ

Going into the 2008 Olympic Games Felix Diaz was little know and not favoured to bring back a medal. That all changed in the space of a few weeks when he won the Dominican Republic’s only gold of the games. Following that success he elected to turn pro in the summer of 2009 and has progressed well winning all nine ... Read More »

Q & A with Nobuo Nashiro

In the summer of 2006 Nobuo Nashiro first sprang to prominence when he wrested the WBA Super Flyweight title away from Martin Castillo, impressively stopping the Mexican in the tenth due to cuts. It looked even more impressive when you take into account it was only Nashiro’s eighth fight, he had only been a pro for 3 years completing just ... Read More »

Q & A with “Dazzling” Darren Barker

When “Dazzling” Darren Barker 22-0(14) steps into the ring on the 30th April to meet Domenico Spada for the Vacant European Middleweight title it will be his first fight in a year. The 28 year old Londoner won the very same title last time out outpointing tough Frenchman Affif Belghecham before having a hip operation that keep him out for ... Read More »

Khan Conquers McCloskey amide controversy

The much anticipated Amir Khan coming ended up successful when he scored a six round technical decision over Northern Irelands Paul McCloskey. Khan won a unanimous decision 60-54 on all 3 judges cards to retain his WBA Light Welterweight title for the fourth time. Though that only told half the tail. To his credit McCloskey had his moments during the ... Read More »

Q & A with Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz

It’s been just over a year since Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz made his debut, he’s been very busy so far going 7-0(5). Next Saturday he makes his third start of the year when he steps up in completion fighting Derek Bryant. To date Ortiz has fought and impressed beating several tough journeymen in a manner that belies his limited pro ... Read More »

Q & A with Adrien “The Problem” Broner

The old Boxing adage “Win and look good next time” applied to Adrien “The Problem” Broner 20-0(16), the young Cincinnati prospect scrapped by former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon to claim a narrow points win. It wasn’t the most impressive performance of Broner’s career but it was against by far his toughest opponent to date. Next up he returns ... Read More »

Q & A with Takalani “Panther” Ndlovu

As the old saying goes “Third time lucky” it was certainly a charm for South African Takalani “Panther” Ndlovu 32-6(18). Recently he won the IBF Super Bantamweight title when he bested Steve Molitor over twelve rounds. Ndlovu 33, had previously lost twice to Molitor in 2007 & 2010 both times in Canada, the first time being stopped in the ninth ... Read More »

Q & A with “Fast” Eddie Chambers

As the old saying goes it’s not the size of the dog in the fight it’s the size of the fight in the dog” and this certainly applies to “Fast” Eddie Chambers. He lives in a world of Heavyweight giants, pretty much every opponent in his career has had height, reach and weight advantages over him. As you can see ... Read More »

Q & A with Yoan Pablo Hernandez

Unlike many of his compatriots Cuban born Yoan Pablo Hernandez elected to leave his homeland for Germany and not Miami, Florida. It seems to be the right think for him with many of the top Cruiserweights in the world plying their trade in Europe particularly Germany. Just a few weeks back Hernandez 26, took his record to 24-1(13) when he ... Read More »

Q & A with David Lemieux

Next Friday Canadian protégé David Lemieux puts his unblemished 25-0(24) record on the line when he faces grizzled Mexican veteran Marco Antonio Rubio 49-5-1(42) in a WBC Middleweight title eliminator. It’s a huge step up in class for Lemieux, who so far has only been past 5 rounds once in his career that has seen him complete just 55 rounds ... Read More »