Sunday, January 20, 2008
“It’s my first fight back since fighting Shane Mosley and having surgery on my left hand. My hand actually feels better than it did before. I’m back and I want to re-establish myself as one of the best welterweights in the division.”
DeMARCUS “Chop-Chop” CORLEY
“I felt good tonight but should have pushed him more. I wanted to pick it up around the 6th or 7th round but it didn’t really happen.
“Nothing he did really surprised me because we knew he had fast hands and a nice left hand. But nothing really surprised me. I wish I had let my hands go more but it didn’t happen.
“I got a couple more months with Don and then I am going to hang it up. I had a great career and love my family too.”
Monday, January 14, 2008
NEW YORK — A media workout was held today at New York’s Church Street Gym featuring fighters from Saturday’s “Bring on the Titans” boxing event at Madison Square Garden and on HBO Pay-Per-View. Felix “Tito”Trinidad, Roman “Made in Hell” Karmazin, Alex “The Technician” Bunema and Devon Alexander “The Great” all performed a light workout and answered questions.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Karmazin and trainer Freddie Roach tape his gloves at Wild Card Boxing Club. Photo: Paul R. Hernandez for DKP
NEW YORK - Former IBF 154-pound world champion Roman “Made in Hell” Karmazin, will defend his World Boxing Association Intercontinental super welterweight championship against Alex Bunema on Saturday, Jan. 19 at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden.
Karmazin (36-2-1, 23 KOs), now living in Los Angeles, and Bunema (26-9-2, 14 KOs), from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will clash in a match featured on the HBO Pay-Per View telecast during the “Bring on the Titans” event headlined by Felix “Tito” Trinidad vs. Roy Jones Jr. Two of the greatest boxers in history, Trinidad and Jones will face each other in a battle boxing fans have been waiting for years to see.
The Russian-born immigrant from St. Petersburg, who came to the United States to pursue his dreams of becoming a world champion boxer, will dedicate his fight to slain New York City Police officers and fellow Russian immigrants Eugene Marshalik and Russell Timoshenko, who were killed in the line of duty in March and July 2007, respectively.
The Trinidad vs. Jones domestic pay-per-view telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is being produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View.
The event will be distributed internationally by KingVision, available through DK International Sales, a division of Don King Productions, Inc.
The event is being promoted by Don King Productions in association with Madison Square Garden.
Here is what Karmazin and his legendary trainer Freddie Roach had to say during a 60-minute media work out on Wednesday at Roach’s famous Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Kermit Cintron will defend his IBF welterweight title against Jesse Feliciano in one of three 12-round fights Saturday, Sept. 8, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Showtime PPV. In another, Roman Karmazin faces Luca Messi for the WBA super welterweight Intercontinental crown.
In the highly anticipated Sept. 8 main event, two-time world champion Fernando Vargas faces three-time world champion Ricardo Mayorga at a catch weight of 162 pounds.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
In a good, action-packed fight, Cory Spinks won the IBF 154-pound title with a 12-round majority decision over defending champion Roman Karmazin. Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Cory Spinks used lateral speed and quick hands to narrowly outpoint game, hard-working Roman Karmazin Saturday on SHOWTIME. A slick and savvy Spinks won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior middleweight title with a majority 12-round decision by the scores of 115-113 twice and 114-114 on a special edition of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. The thrilling, action-packed fight, promoted by Don King Productions, was witnessed by more than 12,000 decidedly pro-Spinks fans at the Savvis Center.
Spinks, a former world welterweight champion, returned to the ring after a 17-month layoff following his loss to Zab Judah to earn ‘redemption,’ his mantra in the weeks leading up to the bout. Spinks improved to 35-3 and 11 KOs while Karmazin, dropping his first world title defense, exited the ring with a 34-2-1 record.
“People didn’t believe in me,” said a very emotional winner following the bout. “I knew I could do it. This is the toughest guy at 154 (pounds). He’s strong and he thinks in there. I take my hat off to him.”
Thursday, July 06, 2006
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – IBF 154-pound champion Roman Karmazin defends against former undisputed welterweight champion Cory Spinks in yet another terrific main event Saturday on Showtime Championship Boxing (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
So who is going to triumph? The experts expect it to be very close.
Of the 29 boxing media sorts who participated in a Showtime Prediction Poll, 15 picked Karmazin, 13 liked Spinks, and one predicted a draw.
Here’s how they see the evenly matched Karmazin-Spinks world title fight:
Monday, July 03, 2006
Roman “Made in Hell” Karmazin (34-1-1, 1 ND, 21 KOs) will defend his IBF 154-pound title against former undisputed world welterweight champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (34-3, 11 KOs) in Spinks” hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, July 8, on Showtime (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed in the west coast). In the second half of an excellent Showtime Championship Boxing twin bill promoted by Don King Productions, Steve “USS” Cunningham (19-0, 10 KOs) and Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (33-3-2, 26 KOs) will square off for the vacant IBF cruiserweight belt.
Friday, June 30, 2006
NEW YORK – With a nickname like “Made In Hell,” one might expect Roman Karmazin to be a foul-mouthed, motorcycle-driving, heavily tattooed, long-haired ex-con with a rap sheet from here to Alcatraz. Conversely, Karmazin, who will risk his International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior middleweight title against former undisputed 147-pound boss Cory Spinks in a special edition of Showtime Champtionship Boxing Saturday, July 8 (10 p.m. ET/PT), says he is anything but confrontational.
“I will fight you and never back down,” Karmazin said through an interpreter. “But, I have never started a fight in my life. It is not my nature.”
Karmazin has an unusual background for a prizefighter, especially one known for a tough and rugged, no-nonsense style. “I started with gymnastics when I was eight and I enjoyed it a lot,” he said. “At 14, I decided to try boxing just to be able to protect myself better. I quickly realized I liked it, too.”