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SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO HONOR ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL VAZQUEZ-RAFAEL MARQUEZ RIVALRY WITH CLASSIC FIGHTS, ROUNDS, PHOTOS, STATS & MORE
will offer boxing fans a chance to relive one of boxing’s
most intense and brutal rivalries as it rolls out content in celebration
of the classic showdowns between Mexican legends Israel Vazquez and
CANELO ALVAREZ AND JAMES KIRKLAND TO HOST A Houston Press CONFERENCE TODAY to DISCUSS THEIR MAY 9 FIGHT AT MINUTE MAID PARK In Houston
OSCAR DE LA HOYA AND CURTIS '50 CENT' JACKSON WILL be in attendance
Plus Texas boxing legend jesse james leija
Houston Press COnference AT 12:00 PM
Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX
11:00 a.m. CT Gates Open to the Public
11:00 a.m. CT Photo Opportunities and Interviews
12:00 p.m. CT Press Conference Begins
NEW LOCATION: PRESS CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE At The Aztec Theatre at 5
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland, is a
12-round super welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in
association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah
Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live it to
Believe it! The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m.
Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-4,
31 KOs) is working and planning to have a dream return to the ring on
Friday, March 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Two-time Chinese Olympic gold
medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming works out
with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in Macau, China for his upcoming
challenge of undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng
(14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand.
Junior middleweight contender Glen
Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs), of Passaic, NJ, works out with Hall of Fame trainer
Freddie Roach at the Venetian Macao for his upcoming 10 round NABO junior
middleweight title match against Daniel Dawson (40-4-1, 26 KOs), of Perth,
Australia on the Zou Shiming - Amnat Ruenroeng card from Macau,China.
Super Featherweight Jose Felix Jr. 28-1 (23KOs) will be facing Filipino Raymond Sermona 18-4-5 (8KOs) on March 7th at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Macao, China.
Felix Jr. - Sermona will be part of the Top Rank promoted fight card with Chinese gold medalist Zou Shiming 6-0 (1KO) challenging Amnat Ruenroeng 14-0 (5KOs) for the IBF flyweight title in the main event.
''I was offered the fight and took it, it is a great chance to showcase my skills at the international level and have been told that with a good performance, I will be put in line in the not too distant future, for another world title shot'' said Felix.
The Los Mochis, Sinaloa fighter is on a two fight KO win streak, following his lone loss, a one point difference decision loss on two cards when he challenged reigning interim WBA Super Featherweight champion Bryan Vasquez on the Pacquiao vs. Bradley rematch eleven months ago.
In Sermona, a reported switch-hitter, Felix Jr. knows a win is a must.
''He (Sermona) is a very good boxer, quick with good power, he is dangerous as most Filipinos tend to be, I'm not overlooking him, as a good win will open the doors for me with another title shot, one which I will not let go to waste'' said the 22 year old fighter.
''It is an honor to be part of this card, and I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity.'' concluded Felix Jr.
Felix Jr vs. Sermona is scheduled for eight rounds and will be main event on UNIMAS, with Shiming vs. Ruenroeng part of the fight card to be broadcast on HBO.
WBA Champion, Erislandy “The American
Dream” Lara, responds to WBO Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade’s claims
that he’s not interested in a unification fight with him.
After WBO number-one ranked Jr. Middleweight, Jermell Charlo decided to not fight fight WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade, Andrade's father/trainer Paul has turned his attention to a fight with WBA belt holder Erislandy Lara.
"We signed a contract to fight Charlo a month ago," said Paul Andrade. "He opted to fight a guy that we beat already in Vanes Martiroysan. I don't even think Charlo will beat him. I can see Vanes out bullying him and win a decision about eight rounds to four."
"That's in the past and now we have to look towards the future."
JHONNY GONZALEZ PUTS HIS TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST GARY RUSSELL JR. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28, FROM THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT IN LAS VEGAS ON SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® DOUBLEHEADER
Plus, Undefeated Rising Star Jermell Charlo Takes on Vanes Martirosyan in a Super Welterweight Showdown
world-class doubleheader, featuring featherweight world champion Jhonny
Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) defending his 126-pound title against exciting
young star Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) in the main event
on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, will take place at The Pearl at
Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, on Saturday, March 28, live on
SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
CANELO ALVAREZ AND JAMES KIRKLAND TO HOST SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCE ON MARCH 3 to DISCUSS MAY 9 FIGHT AT MINUTE MAID PARK In Houston
PLUS! OSCAR DE LA HOYA & Texas boxing legend jesse james leija WILL be in attendance
PRESS CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE At The Aztec Theatre at 5 PM CT -
The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX 78205
4:00 p.m. CT Doors Open to the Public & Media Arrival
5:00 p.m. CT Press Conference Begins
FACTS: Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland, is a 12-round super welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live it to Believe it! The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
TICKETS: Tickets priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable fees and service charges, will go on sale Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT and be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com. There is a 19 ticket limit per household.
Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator's competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction and related relief - filed in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court in Burlington County, New Jersey - will compel Jackson to honor his contractual agreement. We look forward to having one of our MMA stars fighting for Bellator again.
Felix Sturm, a 4 time World Middleweight Champion, wants to make history. He wants to be the first German Boxer to become world champion for a fifth time. But this time he will give it a try at Super Middleweight (168 pounds) against a big calibre opponent, The highly talented Russian Fedor Chudinov. Chudinov won all of his 12 fights including 10 wins by KO (83% KO-Ratio). Sturm said: "I promised to make only big fights from now on. Chudinov is seen as a highly talented and skilled Boxer with a lot of punching power. But I will take this belt to Germany". The fight will take place at Frankfurter Festhalle in Frankfurt/Main, which has a capacity of 10,000 seats. There are tons of requests already for tickets. Sturm-Manager Roland Bebak said: "We always wanted to make a fight in Frankfurt, but we could never ever imagine, that it would be such a big thing. Frankfurt is a city of boxing and we're really enjoying the great interest and resonance by the fans." Many Celebrities from all of Europe already said, they want to be ringside for this fight, when history is in the making by Felix Sturm. Also Sturm is happy about the WBA being the sanctioning body for this Mega-Fight, saying: "The WBA-Belt really is something special for me."
Confident on the extraordinary work ethic
he's been employing with legendary trainer, Ignacio "Nacho" Beristáin,
current WBC featherweight champion, Jhonny González predicts a KO win over
tough American, Gary Russell Jr.
CHINA'S ZOU SHIMING IS READY
FOR HIS WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE SHOT!
Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, ZOU SHIMIING, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion is ready for his close-up. Just 23 months removed from his professional debut, Zou (6-0, 1 KO), of Guizhdou, China, the No. 1 world-rated contender and an icon in the People's Republic of China, will challenge amateur rival and defending International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight world champion AMNAT RUENROENG (14-0, 5 KOs), of Si Racha, Thailand, in the main event of The Showdown at Sands: Zou Shiming vs. Amnat Ruenroeng, Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena.
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