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July 22, 2014

MEET THE CHAMP

 

MEET & GREET THURSDAY, JULY 24TH

 


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Meet & Greet for Jessie Vargas, Undefeated WBA Light Welterweight Champion, Thursday, July 24th
Top Rank Gym
3041 Business Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Time: 6 P.M.
 

Vargas will be defending his WBA Light Welterweight Title against unbeaten Anton Novikov August 2, 2014 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

 

HOLYFIELD TO BE PRESENTED BY TYSON

 

 

 


http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11246898

 

Holyfield To Be Presented By Tyson At Hall


ESPN Video: Dan Rafael discusses the news
that Mike Tyson will serve as presenter for
Evander Holyfield's induction into the
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

SHOBOX 200TH TELECAST

 

SHOWTIME SPORTS® CELEBRATES LANDMARK 200TH TELECAST OF
SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
 

Four-Fight Telecast This Friday, July 25,
LIVE On SHOWTIME
®

SHOWTIME Sports® will celebrate its upcoming milestone 200th edition of ShoBox: The New Generation with a four-fight telecast filled with tough matchups for promising prospects this Friday, July 25, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
The landmark 200th telecast will be supported by a slew of exciting viewing opportunities – from the re-airing of the best ShoBox fights on a nightly basis on SHOWTIME EXTREME®, to compilation videos, digital content and more.

 

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DIAZ RETURNS FRIDAY

 

New Jersey Veteran Jorge Diaz Returns to Top ShoBox Quadrupleheader Undercard at 

Turning Stone, This Friday, July 25

 

The three-fight undercard has been announced for this Friday's blockbuster nationally televised quadrupleheader of world-class professional boxing in celebration of the landmark 200th episode of "SHOBOX: The New Generation," live from Event Center at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Upstate New York.
Headlining the un-televised portion of the historic evening will be Brunswick, New Jersey's tough "King" Jorge Diaz (17-3, 10 KOs), who will be looking to return to the win column after a couple of setbacks against top-level opposition. The popular Diaz will face Philadelphia's Ramone Ellis in a featherweight six-rounder.

Diaz vs. Ellis will serve as the chief supporting bout to four world-class matchups featuring eight fighters with a combined record of 115-5-1.  Presented by GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions and sponsored by Modell's Sporting Goods, the quadrupleheader will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets are priced at $60, $35, and $25 (subject to additional fees) are on sale now at the Turning Stone box office, by calling (315) 361-7469, or through www.Ticketmaster.com. The live telecast will begin at 10:00 p.m. eastern, with undercard bouts getting underway at 8:00 p.m. On fight night, doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

 

NO HEADGEAR FOR THE MEN

 

Male boxers will not wear head guards at The Commonwealth Games for the first time in 32 years as experts say it is safer without them.
Male boxers have worn head guards since the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Experts say they actually increase the risk of injury, not decrease it.
Females will wear guards as women's boxing makes debut at Glasgow 2014.
They were introduced to all amateur competitions before 1984 LA Olympics.
Male boxers will also fight under a pro-style 10-point scoring system.
 

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CAN GEALE DETHRONE THE KING?

 


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Can Geale dethrone the middleweight king?
By Daniel Nichols

 

Australia’s Daniel Geale will attempt to conquer one of the most dangerous fighters in boxing when he takes on the undefeated Gennady "GGG" Golovkin.
The 33-year-old former IBO, IBF and WBA World Champion is rated an underdog to topple the most dangerous man in the division.
Geale (30-2) has fought under the bright lights as an underdog before, however Golovkin (29-0) is on a whole different level.

 

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IS CRUZ THE NEXT BOXING IDOL ???

 


 

Story and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

 

Mexico's Diego Cruz, made it clear that he is to be considered one of the best fighters of the moment by knocking out in seven rounds Miguel "Goku" Vazquez (the brother of IBF Champion, Jose Miguel "TITERE" Vazquez), last Saturday in Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
In what proved to be a great battle, both fighters came out to exchange the best of their punches, but Diego sent Vazquez to the canvas with a powerful hook to the liver in the third round of a fight scheduled for eight in the welterweight division.
The end came at 27 seconds of the seventh round  when Cruz connect with a tremendous overhand left to the face of Vazquez, who went to the canvas and the referee declared him out.
With this victory Diego Cruz scored his twelfth win in his undefeated career.

 

MICHELE CHONG

"Rumble in the Desert" in Lancaster!
Champs Supporting the Antelope Valley 
By Michele Chong

 
There was a big commotion in the Antelope Valley as 14 prizefighters traded leather at the 2014 "Rumble in the Desert" on Saturday night. This SoCal showdown was a chance for several homegrown heroes and local boxers to shine while fighting in their own backyard of Lancaster, Calif.

 

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WSOF 12 ADDS FIGHTS FOR TV

 

World Series of Fighting's return to Las Vegas now features five main-card matchups, as bantamweights Bryson Hansen (7-1) and Matt "Robo" Sayles (2-0) will kick off World Series of Fighting's NBCSN-televised main card.
Featuring a lightweight headliner between exciting Peruvian veteran Luis "Baboon" Palomino (22-9) and undefeated Californian "Lethal" Lewis Gonzalez (9-0), "World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez" takes place Aug. 9 at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
 

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July 21, 2014

TYSON TO PRESENT HOLYFIELD FOR INDUCTION IN NVBHOF

 

 

MIKE TYSON TO PRESENT EVANDER HOLYFIELD FOR INDUCTION TO NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME. FORMER FIERCE RIVALS TOGETHER ON STAGE AT THE NEW TROPICANA, LAS VEGAS AUGUST 9
 

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MIKE LEE TO HOLD OPEN WORKOUT

 

 

This Tuesday (July 22), beginning at 1 pm CT, one of Chicago's favorite fighting sons, Mike Lee, will hold a public workout at Oakley Fight Club in Chicago.

 A graduate of The University of Notre Dame, Subway spokesperson and dedicated philanthropist, Lee (12-0, 7 KOs)  is in the final preparation stages to take on Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs) of Hyannis, Massachusetts, to open the worldwide ESPN Friday Night Fights telecast, this Friday, July 25, at the UIC Pavilion.

Presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, the night of world-class professional boxing entitled "Conquerors", will also feature rejuvenated welterweight contender Roberto "La Amenaza" Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, taking on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis "Khanqueror" Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia in the night's 10-round main event.

WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb "Golden" Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, will take on former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Derek "Pooh" Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) in the televised co-main event.

Tickets for "Conquerors" are priced at VIP $151, VIP Ringside $101, Mezzanine $51 and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.More information will be available shortly at 8CountProductions.com.

 

MICHELE CHONG

"Rumble in the Desert" a Success
By Michele Chong


There's a brand new face in women's pro boxing. 
Poula Estrada made her pro debut last night at the Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster, Calif. at the "The Rumble in the Desert" promoted by Rodriguez Promotions. Here is my special report and photos from Saturday's event held at the PEC on the grounds of the University of Antelope Valley. 
The 21-year-old Estrada hails from Palmdale and had a huge group of family and friends coming out to catch her highly-anticipated pro debut. The lanky flyweight faced San Bernardino's Blanca Raymundo in a four-round match on the undercard of the Jonathan Alcantara vs. Erik Ruiz main event. While opponent Raymundo only has one win on her record, she had more pro experience than the debuting Estrada. But Poula was focused and confident before the bell rang.

 

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AMATO'S DIGEST

 

MIKE WEAVER
By Jim Amato


If I was to tell you there was once a heavyweight who lost his first professional fight by knockout. Also this heavyweight would actually lose half of his first dozen fights. If I told you he would go on to win a piece of the heavyweight crown and be a major player in the division for well over a decade. Would you believe me ?
Well this is a true Cinderella story. It is the career of former WBA heavyweight titleholder Mike "Hercules" Weaver. Who in my opinion for nearly a five year period he was the second best heavyweight in the world.

 

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