Stepping into the ring against Juan Carlos Payano is the equivalent of taking an open-book math exam … while also holding the answer key … and yet somehow still flunking the test. On Tuesday night, Alexis Santiago became the latest student who failed to make the grade.
Juan Carlos Payano has already accomplished the one goal that’s atop every professional boxer’s to-do list: become a world champion. Now Payano is determined to check off box No. 2 on that list: do it again.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy steps in between Jermall Charlo and Julian Williams, salutes Marine veteran Jamel Herring and touches gloves with 154-pound contender Jarrett Hurd.
Competing for one’s country at the Olympics is one of the greatest honors an athlete can achieve. With the Rio Summer Games getting underway this weekend, some of PBC’s Olympic veterans shared their own memories and offered advice to this year’s athletes.
Jamel Herring hoped to neutralize 135-pound rival Denis Shafikov with his boxing ability and five-inch height advantage Saturday night. Shafikov dashed those hopes swiftly and decisively.
Jamel Herring has watched video of Denis Shafikov’s two losses, both of which came against taller, rangier opponents whose dimensions are similar to his own.
Robert Easter Jr. and former champion Adrien Broner did it before scoring knockouts on the same April 1 card. It also worked for Rau’shee Warren in advance of his 118-pound title-winning victory earlier this month.