Starry, starry day...and night, on February 5th in Culiacan, Sinaloa, when
the JC Chavez statue ceremony will be graced by Boxing's regal rappers.
The who's who lineup of friends, who are greats in their own right,
include: Mexican Soccer Coach, Miguel 'Piojo' Herrera, promoter Don King,
former champions Oscar de la Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales,
Ricardo Lopez, Carlos Zárate, Jesse James Leija, Juan LaPorte Marco
Antonio Barrera, Humberto 'Chiquita' Gonzalez and legendary referee
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman who's also attending,
says it's going to be absolutely unique and is more than a well deserved
homage to the “Great Mexican Champion."
GOLDEN BOY SIGNS MARCELINO LOPEZ
Former WBC Latino Lightweight Champion, Marcelino "Nino" Lopez has signed
a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The 28-year-old from
Arribenos, Buenos Aires, Argentina has already has a strong career as a
professional boxer in South American, winning and defending several titles
and maintaining a near perfect record of 31-1-1 (15 KOs).
"Golden Boy Promotions continues to strengthen its roster of fighters and
adding Marcelino Lopez to the team confirms the great plans we have to
find the best talent to put on the best fights for the fans," said Oscar
De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions.
"I am glad to be working with Golden Boy Promotions, I feel that this is a
great opportunity for me to be introduced to a larger boxing audience,"
said Lopez. "I am excited to see what 2015 will bring being part of a
world recognized promotional company."
"I am happy to continue working with Golden Boy Promotions," said Mario
Arano, Lopez's manager. "They are family and have always chosen the best
fights for their fighters. They have done a great job with Lucas Matthysse
and trust that they will do an excellent job bringing international
acclaim and notoriety to Marcelino Lopez."
NO OFFICIAL WORD YET
No word yet for World Boxing Council welterweight and super welterweight
Champion, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who've been chilling out.
After accidently meeting at a Miami Heat basketball game where they warmed
to each other and exchanged cell phone numbers, they developed the banter
and chat into a more detailed two hour discussion in Manny's hotel suite.
Manny's Advisor Michael Koncz claims that Showtime and HBO have reached an
agreement to broadcast the fight simultaneously.
Floyd has a contract with Showtime for two more fights. Meanwhile Pacquiao
is with HBO. So the aim is for both to combine to broadcast the megafight
which will pulverize all PPV records.
Koncz also stressed another agreement involves avoiding a long tour, and
that there won't be any ‘All Access’ or ‘24/7’ episodes.
The WBC's new Public Relations Consultant Bill Caplan says that crunching
the numbers makes him increasingly more optimistic about the odds of it
happening. As he says: "My personal odds keep changing. one week it's
fifty, fifty. The next it's thirty/seventy it won't. This week my odds are
sixty/forty that it's going to happen.
"Yes I think it's going to happen because A- there has been so much demand
for it. And B- They will cut up more money than has ever been in a
sporting event. I'm talking about participants, NOT the NFL owners. They
are going to take part in the biggest purses that have ever been in any
sporting event and I think that's fortunate.
"Plus everywhere Mayweather goes he gets: "So when are you going to fight
Pacquiao? And I really think he's getting sick of hearing it!"
JUAREZ ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
On Monday Robinson Castellanos defeated Rocky, snatching the WBC Silver
featherweight championship, following a blazing real dig deep sunset
thriller, in San Antonio, Texas.
After the Judges' decision, Texan star Rocky announced his retirement.
Hand in glove, it's been a great career of 30 victories, with 21 KO's , 11
looses and 1 draw. Rocky faced top flight featherweights and super
featherweights, always putting up a great show against the likes of: Marco
Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Guty Espadas Jr., Humberto Soto,
Rodrigo Barrios, Chris John and Jorge Linares!
Rocky will always be remembered for being a disciplined, deeply determined
lion hearted fighter
SOLIS CANNOT WAIT TO GET "THE TIGER"
Cuban heavyweight fighter, Odlanier Solis (20-2-0, 13 KO's) has his eye on
Odlanier's currently training up a storm at the Jorge Rubio's gym in Miami
for his rematch bout against American Tony "Tiger" Thompson, with the WBC
Americas Continental crown up for grabs.
Not much delight when Solis lost against Thompson last March 22nd, 2014 in
The rematch will take place this March 27th, but the Cuban's already
knuckling down to a routine designed to make a beeline for the feline!
“The first fight was close. But this time I won't allow Thompson to
finish,” Solis tersely vowed!
“Solís is focused on climbing back to the highest level
WHO'S THE TOP DOG?
Kell Brook, Kid Galahad and Adam Etches vying to be Yorkshire's top dog by Niall Hickman
STEEL CITY boxing is delivering one knockout
after another as Kell Brook, Kid Galahad and Adam Etches vie to be top dog
in south Yorkshire.
“Galahad is probably the closest to a typical Brendan Ingle fighter, that
fluid style which was the hallmark of the likes of Naseem Hamed and Herol
“With more exposure he would already be right up there with Scott Quigg
and Carl Frampton.
A real feather in the cap of the WBC as it's secured the services of
legendary and innovative public relations genius Bill Caplan.
Bill who's masterminded the publicity panache for an array of the greatest
fights in the last half century, has been meeting World Boxing Council
President Mauricio Sulaiman and his Team in the WBC's principal offices in
Huge Turnout at Pico Park's "Meet & Greet"!
KO Crowd at Boxing Superstars–Round 5
By Michele Chong
The fans began lining up almost two hours
before the doors officially opened at the 2015 "Boxing Superstars–Round 5"
Meet & Greet with the Champs hosted by the City of Pico Rivera Department
of Parks & Recreation.
Southern California fight fans anxiously awaited entrance to the 5th
annual event organized by the city's Efrain Lee, Lety Reyes and staff,
along with partnerships with fighter Alfonso Gomez and the Cleto Reyes
company. The yearly boxing bash (FREE and open to the public) took place
on Saturday, January 24. This was my fourth straight year participating in
this community gathering and I've watched the event get bigger and better
each and every year.
Silence isn't golden, as Oscar de La Hoya and his promotional team
negotiate for World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion, Leo Santa
Cruz, and the WBA Cuban champion, Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux to
clash in a rip roaring contest.
“It's good to know that Santa Cruz's promoter had declared that this fight
MUST happen. I want to have the WBC belt on my shelf. I also want to prove
that I'm the best in the super bantamweight division,” Rigondeaux
Guillermo's manager suggests that Golden Boy Promotions has actually been
hunting them down. The date for fate is likely to fall in either May or
BRAEHMER & KRASNIQI COME
FACE TO FACE
On March 21, it is ‘The Moment of Truth’ as WBA World Light Heavyweight
Champion Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) takes on the WBA number one
challenger Robin Krasniqi (43-3, 16 KOs) in an all-German showdown at the
StadtHalle in Rostock.
Ahead of their world championship clash, the two fighters came
face-to-face at a kick-off press conference yesterday in Warnemuende, just
a few kilometers away from the arena, where the fight is going to take
The Champion, Braehmer appeared in a confident mood, as he prepares to
return to the ring following his record-breaking 55 second knockout of
Pawel Glazewski in his last world title defense.