IF YOU ARE
IN LAS VEGAS AND YOU ARE HUNGRY
BADOU JACK & JAMES DEGALE SET FOR FALL SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT UNIFICATION AFTER JACK DRAWS WITH LUCIAN BUTE & DEGALE DEFENDS AGAINST ROGELIO MEDINA SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME®
Catch The Replay Monday At 10 p.m. ET/PT On SHOWTIME EXTREME
Badou Jack retained his WBC Super Middleweight title in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute Saturday on SHOWTIME, setting up a fall unification with IBF champion James DeGale, who defended his IBF crown against Rogelio Medina in the opening bout of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from the DC Armory. "Let's unify the decision and see who the best is," DeGale said to Jack in a post-fight interview moderated by SHOWTIME Sports reporter Jim Gray. "I'm ready in September, ready in August," responded Jack." "I'm ready whenever.
Let's do it where it makes the most sense financially."
Photo Gallery Coming
In a rematch of their 2011 fight of the year, Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) got his revenge against Victor Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) with a fourth round knockout on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson California.
Ortiz was cut on the hairline in the first round by a clash of heads. Ortiz dropped Berto with a straight left hand in round two. Berto knocked down Ortiz in round four with a right uppercut, then floored him again with his follow up barrage to end it when Ortiz did not reply to the referee.
In a clash of light heavyweight contenders, Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a sensational second round KO over Edwin Rodriguez (28-2, 19 KOs). A left hook by Williams Jr. sent Rodriguez to the canvas to end it. Time was 2:59. The bout was an exciting toe-to-toe slugfest with both fighters taking turns rocking each other. Unbeaten Jorge Lara 28-0-2, 20 KOs) destroyed former multiple division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (54-6-2, 39 KOs) in the first round. Lara dropped Montiel four times. Time was 1:37.
Haymon’s Financial Backers Being Sued By
Their Own Investors
Waddell & Reed trusts let a portfolio manager spend $925 million on a “potentially criminal” start-up boxing company rather than the stable investments they advertised, shareholders have claimed in court.
Saket Kapor and two others sued Ivy Investment Management Co. and Waddell & Reed Investment Co. on April 18 in Johnson County Court. They also sued 16 directors of the trusts — but not Ryan Caldwell, the portfolio manager they accuse of spending the money for his own intended benefit – Caldwell later left Waddell & Reed to take a job… with Haymon Boxing Management.
Ivy Investment and Waddell & Reed are both Delaware business trusts based in Overland Park, Kan. Kapor, Peter Brockett and Hieu Phan filed the lawsuit as a shareholder derivative complaint.
Andre Dirrell Wins Unanimous Decision over Blake Caparello in Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Live from the Taj Mahal Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City
Anthony Dirrell Scores First Round Knockout
Over Caleb Truax
Jonathan Guzman Stops Daniel Rosas in IBF
Olympic Bronze Medalist Andre Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) defeated Australia's Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6 KOs) by unanimous decision (98-91 X 3) in a 10-round super middleweight attraction in the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike main event from the Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In a bout that started off with a lot of back and forth action, Caparello struck first with a left in the second round that sent Dirrell to the canvas.
"The knockdown I got in the second round felt good," said Caparello. "I knew I had him hurt, but I wasn't able to capitalize on it."
Andre Berto 146.8 vs. Victor Ortiz 146.8
Edwin Rodriguez 177 vs. Thomas Williams Jr 176.8 Fernando Montiel 125.6 vs. Jorge Lara 124.4
Gerald Washington 239.8 vs. Eddie Chambers 216.2 Terrell Gausha 154.8 vs. Orlando Lora 154.4
David Benavidez 167.8 vs. Phillip Jackson 169.2
Manny Robles 127 vs. Rafael Eduardo Reyes 130
Adan Mares 134.2 vs. Jesus Aguinaga 133.6
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
NABA Lightweight champion Petr Petrov (36-4-2, 17 KO's) has been training hard for his big showdown with NABF Lightweight champion Marvin Quintero (28-6, 24 KO's) that will take place on Friday, May 6 at The Toshiba Plaza, adjacent to the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena.
The Toshiba Plaza is located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo Hotels. Petrov took time out from his busy training schedule at the Santa Springs Boxing Club in Sante Fe, California to provide the following comments as he gets ready for this big opportunity:
A Night With Boxing Legends Fundraiser
Friday, May 6th at Sake Rok Las Vegas
Tickets on sale now!
In true Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame fashion, A Night with Boxing Legends will take place on Friday night, May 6th at Sake Rok Las Vegas, the night before one of this year’s biggest fights – Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan. Golden Boy Promotions is hosting a free outdoor event at the Toshiba Plaza adjacent to the new T-Mobile Arena, so we welcome fight fans to continue the festivities and head over to Sake Rok and rub elbows with current and former champions and some of boxing’s all time greats.
Badou Jack 167.4 vs. Lucian Bute 167
(WBC super middleweight world title)
James DeGale 167.6 vs. Rogelio Medina 167.8
(IBF super middleweight world title)
Chris Pearson 159 vs. Joshua Okine 158.8
Sharif Bogere 135.6 vs. Samuel Amoako 136
Carlos Gongora 173 vs. Zachariah Kelley 170.2
Latondria Jones 153.6 vs. Kamika Slade 144.4
Keegan Grove 133.4 vs. Anthony Napunyi 128.6
Moshea Aleem 153.8 vs. Martez Jackson 153
Venue: DC Armory, Washington, DC
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
Lightweight World Champion Rances Barthelemy
Battles Former World Champion Mickey Bey
in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday, June 3 From The Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hotel & Casino In Hollywood, Florida
Plus! Unbeaten Bantamweight Prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez Takes on Mexican Brawler Victor Proa
Tickets on Sale Now!
By Mauricio Sulaiman
I have just finished watching the WBC Clean Boxing program Webinar, which is a tutorial aimed to reach as many fighters and members of the boxing community as possible to educate all in regards to the dangers of using drugs in boxing. This finished product took many months, countless hours of hard work and a sensational team work led by Dr. Margaret Goodman, who is the founder of VADA, and Luis Escalona, who is the chairman of the WBC anti-doping program. My gratitude goes to the members of the WBC team, the champions who participated with interesting testimonials, and everyone interacting with Artisan to have what is the first ever tutorial of this kind.
Scholas Ocurrentes, worldwide foundation, which supports Pope Francis, will initiate activities in June with a pilot program program that will work with the youth of different social, cultural and religious stratas, adding support to the institutional activities that seek to improve the life conditions of everyone.
This was announced by Jose Maria del Corral, founder and worldwide Director of Scholas Ocurrentes, during a meeting with members of the World Boxing Council,the boxing sanctioning body that offered to join and support this initiative of the Supreme Pontiff. WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar, commented that the WBC will spread the efforts of Scholas in the 165 countries affiliated to the body, paying major attention to marginalized sectors. "We have met with world champions, who have shown their willingness to help,"Mr. Sulaiman, pledged.
The ceremony was led by President of Scholas, along with Mr. Hector and Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar, accompanied by the world champions, Zulina Muñoz and Juan Manuel Marquez, who represented all of their colleagues.
Juan Manuel Marquez and Zulina Muñoz, in a symbolic act, planted an olive tree, which stands as representation of all religions and cultures in union and peace. After the ceremony, the Scholas Ocurrentes Anthem was sung by a talented trio of young people.
Friday, April 29 1:30 p.m.
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Location: Westin Los Angeles Airport Room:
Grand Ballroom (Lobby Level)
5400 W Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
1:00 p.m. - Media Arrival
1:30 p.m. - Fighters On Scales
Prior to the start of televised fights on Saturday, an Official Fan Fest will be held for ticket holders outside of StubHub Center. The events start at 2:30 p.m. PT and features a Corona Beer Garden, food trucks, music from the band Metalachi and autograph signings with popular fighters such as Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Shawn Porter and more.
Richard T. Slone "The official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame" will be signing official posters of his Ortiz vs Berto 2 artwork. The first 2,000 people to arrive to the Corona booth will get an autographed poster.
TICKETS: Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $209, $105, $53, and $27, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.
Photo by Dave Nadkarni / Premier Boxing Champions
Weights for Premier Boxing Champions on Spike that
will take place Tonight, Friday, at The Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel in
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $50, are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and are on sale now.
Photo Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions
Badou Jack, Lucian Bute, James DeGale & Rogelio Medina Final Press Conference Quotes
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Doubleheader This Saturday, April 30
From the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
Four of the top super middleweights in the world shared a stage Thursday afternoon as Badou Jack, Lucian Bute, James DeGale and Rogelio Medina participated in the final press conference for their fights this Saturday, April 30 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from the DC Armory in Wash28ington, D.C.
Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIMEâ and features the WBC champion Jack battling the former champion Bute, while the IBF titleholder DeGale takes on the top rated contender Medina. The winners of these fights have agreed to meet in a world title unification later this year.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Interbox in association with Matchroom Boxing, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, or call (800) 745-3000.
Golden Boy Promotions has issued the following statement with regard to WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas:
"As part of a voluntary testing program that Francisco Vargas requested ahead of his June 4 fight, he tested positive for clenbuterol.
"Francisco believes he tested positive due to ingesting contaminated meat in Mexico where clenbuterol is commonly used by ranchers in livestock feed. The Associated Press reported this week that this practice may impact athletes throughout the country ahead of the 2016 Olympics.
"Francisco has, is and will always be a clean fighter. That is why he insisted on this voluntary testing program ahead of the first defense of his WBC championship.
"He previously tested clean as part of this same voluntary testing regiment and in all of his previous fights.
"He will immediately leave Mexico to finish his training camp in the US in order to avoid any possible repeat of this situation and is fully cooperating with the California State Athletic Commission to submit to all required testing ahead of his June 4 title defense
by Mary Ann Owen
May 2016 schedule