Hello, everyone, welcome to this great conference call for this tremendous fight that’s going to happen on Saturday, April 18th at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The fight will come on air at 9:45 as part of a split site double header with Terence Crawford taking on Thomas Dulorme. On the call for the first part of the call will be Team Provodnikov, Banner Promotions present Artie Pelullo, the Siberian Rocky himself Ruslan Provodnikov, along with his manager Vadim Kornilov who will train–ultimately will translate, Hall of Fame promoter Freddie Roach, and also Kelly Abdo and Heidi Strong from Turning Stone are also on the call. Let me turn it over to Artie Pelullo–Artie?
It is a packed show as John Pollock welcomes Mirko Cro Cop and Gabriel Gonzaga ahead of their rematch and Jonathan Snowden is on the show.
John Pollock welcomes Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren to chat rematch with Marcos Galvao, Damon Martin chats UFC 185 and CM Punk in Dallas.
John Pollock speaks with strawweight champion Carla Esparza and Rafael dos Anjos ahead of UFC 185 plus Wes Sims with the latest on Mark Coleman.
Thank you so much and thank you, everyone, for joining us. Spike TV is thrilled for the debut of the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV Friday, March 13th at 9:00 p.m. from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Today we’re going to have Andre Berto and Josesito Lopez, as well as Shawn Porter and Roberto Garcia. Thank you guys for joining us.
First up, we’re going to have Shawn and Roberto and then a little while later, Andre and Josesito will be available. Also, please note that Spike TV’s Head of Sports, Jon Slusser, is also available on the call for any questions from our end.
And operator, let’s get to questions.
This week John Pollock chats with Sean Wheelock about Bellator 134, rule changes, his new podcast plus Jim Ross attended UFC 184 and stops by.
John Pollock welcomes Cat Zingano, Holly Holm and Jake Ellenberger ahead of their bouts at UFC 184 plus John Ramdeen and Robin Black are on the show.
Paul Shaughnessy (@PaulShag) and Cody Saftic (@CJSaftic) break down UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano and tell you where they’re placing their bets.
It’s a done deal! Undefeated Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) will fight longtime rival Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in a Welterweight World Championship Unification Bout live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 2.
Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, and Ken Hershman, President of HBO SPORTS, were made available to the media just minutes after the fight was officially announced by Mayweather via his Shots account.
John Pollock chats with UFC heavyweight Frank Mir, part two with Bellator president Scott Coker and Fight Network’s Robin Black chats PED usage in MMA
Paul Shaughnessy (@paulshag) and Cody Saftic (@CJSaftic) break down UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre: Bigfoot vs Mir, which goes down Sunday, February 22 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Join us as we tell you where you should place your bets for the card.
John Pollock chats the past week’s news and welcomes Bellator president Scott Coker as well as Benson Henderson and Brandon Thatch to the show.
Francisco “EL Bandido” Vargas and “Wild” Will Tomlinson hosted a main event media conference call, Tuesday, Feb. 10, to discuss their upcoming NABF & WBO International Junior Lightweight Championship bout live from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, March 12. Co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions, the championship bout will be broadcasted live on HBO Latino® Boxing.
John Pollock discusses the Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz drug test failures with Ariel Helwani and the ramifications. Julia Budd chats Bellator debut.
Leonard Asper, the CEO of Anthem Media Group Inc., the parent company of Fight Network, appeared on Tuesday’s edition of “The Puglistic KOrner” hosted by Rodney Green to discuss boxing content, Fight Network’s U.S. expansion and more.
John Pollock chats with UFC president Dana White about UFC 183, Lesnar, Aldo vs. McGregor, Tyron Woodley chats Kelvin Gastelum and Mike Bohn stops by.
John Pollock chats with Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal about going back to heavyweight, fighting Cheick Kongo, Scott Coker and the new Bellator.
Host Gabriel Morency breaks down all the happenings in mixed martial arts, including a recap of UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver and a lookahead to UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson.
Host Corey Erdman breaks down all the happenings in the world of professional boxing, including a preview of the upcoming rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, plus Deontay’s Wilder WBC heavyweight championship victory over Bermane Stiverne.
John Pollock looks back at Season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter on the ten year anniversary plus John Ramdeen and Robin Black chat UFC in Boston.
John Pollock covers the Jon Jones story from the past week with Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole and Dave Meltzer from MMA Fighting covering all angles.
Host Gabriel Morency breaks down all the happenings in mixed martial arts, as he’s joined by MMA Fight Corner’s Heidi Fang to discuss Jon Jones’ failed drug test and Donald Cerrone fighting again in two weeks.
John Pollock kicks off the year with Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier together on the show, Ariel Helwani stops by for “Likely / Unlikely” / predictions.
Host Gabriel Morency breaks down all the happenings in mixed martial arts, including a preview of UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.
John Pollock welcomes new UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza to the show, Fight Network analyst John Ramdeen, UFC lawsuit, Fight Night preview.
Host Gabriel Morency breaks down all the happenings in mixed martial arts, including a preview of UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in Brazil.
A conference call was held today to announce that an anti-trust lawsuit has been filed against Zuffa LLC with members of the lawsuit taking questions.
This week John Pollock welcomes Mitch Gagnon and MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn to the program, more on the CM Punk signing, Twitter Q&A and more.
“Royal Battle: Khan vs. Alexander,” a 12-round welterweight bout for the WBC Silver Welterweight Title, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and The Great Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra, AT&T and Mexico – Live It To Believe It! The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. and will air on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). In the co-main event, Keith Thurman defends his interim WBA Welterweight World Title against Leonard Bundu. Additionally, Abner Mares will face Jose Ramirez in a 10-round featherweight bout and opening the telecast, Jermall Charlo will meet Lenny Bottai in a 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight Title eliminator. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will be televised on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT).
Host Gabriel Morency breaks down all the happenings in mixed martial arts, including a recap of UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2, plus a lookahead to The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale and UFC on FOX 13.
“Lonestar Battle: Lara vs. Smith” is 12-round WBA Super Welterweight World Championship fight promoted by Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra. The night of fights is a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION (10:15 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) taking place at the Illusions Theater at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
John Pollock runs through all of the fights from UFC 181, Lawler wins welterweight title, CM Punk signs with the UFC and a great UFC 182 commercial.