Boxing : AIBA World championships in Hamburg (August 25th to September 2nd)

And the winners are… Cuba and AIBA

And the winners are... Cuba and AIBA

A superb and memorable competition came to a close on Saturday in Hamburg’s sporthalle where the best 243 boxers in the World, from 75 countries, had a date. Ten champions from five countries were crowned. The Cuban team won five golds, while Azerbaijan, France, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan took home one gold medal each. The AIBA, which had signed an exclusive partnership with adidas last June, organized a great and successful event.

 

 

Boxing : We met former WBO light-welterweight World champion

Chris Algieri : « We prepare for months, we have 1 hour to shine »

Chris Algieri adidas boxing

Light-welterweight World champion (WBO) in June 2014, thanks to his victory over Russian Provodnikov, Chris Algieri (21-3) then tried his luck in the welterweight division.

Last February, the US champion announced that he was moving back down to the 140 pounds division after 3 losses over 4 fights, 2 of them against… Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan (!).

Member of the Daniel Jacobs’ Team for his fight against Golovkin mid-March, Chris Algieri trained very hard meanwhile. He is ready to fight !

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

 

Boxing : World champion in Kick and Boxing / Episode 1.

Chris Algieri : Boxer for ever

Chris Algieri Adidas Boxing

Kick boxing : 20 fights, 20 victories, 2 times world champion. Boxing : 24 fights, 21 victories, only 3 defeats, 2 of them against… Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, title at stake !
Unbeaten during 11 years in 2 different sports, Chris Algieri makes his dream comes true in 2014 when he becomes world champion in Boxing (WBO). Since, he fought against Pacquiao and Khan. At 32 years old, he is getting ready to go back on top. Before, let’s make a flashback on a career made in the name of the passion.

Par Ludovic Mauchien

 

Boxing : WBF champion, she fights for the WBA and WBC belts

Gaelle Amand : « A need of challenge, adrenaline… »

Boxing Gaelle Amand Adidas WBA WBC

Unbeaten in 14 pro fights, WBF World champion since 2013, ranked featherweight world n°1, Gaelle Amand is going to face the most challenging fight of her career on October 8th, in Cergy, near Paris (France).

The day after her 33th birthday, the French woman deals with the ruthless Canadian Jelena Mrdjenovich (47 fights, 36 victories, 19 KO), holder of the WBA and WBC belts. If she wins, Gaelle Amand would become the 1st French lady to hold 3 world belts.

By Ludovic Mauchien

 

Boxing : he is the running 81 kg World champion

Mathieu Bauderlique : « I go for Gold, of course ! »

He missed the 2012 Olympic Games. He decided to become professional. He had wrote off his child dream. Then APB was created. Then professionals were allowed to participate to the Games for the 1st time in the history.

Mathieu Bauderlique couldn’t miss this new opportunity. He admirably took it ! In September 2015, he won the world title (81 kg). In August 2016, the Frenchman will fight in Rio as the world n°1, as the man to beat…

By Ludovic Mauchien

Apollo Boxing Nights, round 3.

« I felt like a star »

Stimulating, amazing, awesome, unique… They didn’t miss words to explain their feelings after their show. “They” means 16 amateurs boxers who fought for the 1st time in their life on a ring and in front of assistance. It took place on June 2nd in Paris, for the 3rd edition of the Apollo Boxing Nights, sponsored by Adidas. They tell us about their special evening…

Apollo Boxing Night in Paris

« The Punisher » vs « maybeitcanwork »

They are assistant manager, stockbroker, graphic designer or electrician. They practice boxing as a fitness activity. On June 2nd, in the “Cabaret Sauvage” in Paris, after 2 months of trials, 16 of them will live a unique experience : Fighting “for real”, on the ring, in front of hundreds of people. Here comes the “Apollo Boxing Night”, sponsored by adidas !