Light-welterweight big hitter and WBA regular champion Marcos Maidana has joined ranks with 2011 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, and embedded reporter Elie Seckbach was on hand to capture his first day at the esteemed stable’s Oxnard, California headquarters. Brandon Rios drops in and Maidana makes an early claim for his title as gym head honcho, promising ‘war’ in any future sparring sessions!
The Sheffield star headlines the biggest fight of his career at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield live on Sky Sports 1, HD1 and in 3D, and it is a contest that could see the victor emerge with a world title shot.
Fighting in front of a hometown audience Alexander dominated the non-title bout, capturing nine of 10 rounds on two judges' cards and walking away with a points victory of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91 in his favour.
Nathan Cleverly vs Tommy Karpency, WBO light-heavyweight title
Saturday 25 February, 7.30pm, BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546)
Welsh hero Nathan Cleverly makes his fighting return to the valleys for the first time in four years and he’s brought a world title defence along with him. A stylish performance from Cleverly could open the possibility of a summer unification bout against the likes of Bernard Hopkins.
WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan scooped the 2011 British Boxer of the Year gong at the British Boxing Board of Control’s annual awards ceremony on Sunday.
Khan will fight on Sky for the first time since he defeated Marcos Maidana in his Las Vegas debut in December last year in a clash that many in boxing called the Fight of the Year.