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December 19, 2014

KHAN SETS EYES ON MAYWEATHER

 

AND MANNY PACQUIAO, NOT KELL BROOK

 

‘I’ve earned my shot’ at Floyd Mayweather
‘All eyes will be on me’:

 

Amir Khan has no interest in meeting with Kell Brook as he looks to land a fight with pound-for-pound superstars Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao next year.
Brook, who earlier this year captured the IBF welterweight title before being forced to take time away from the ring when he was stabbed while on vacation has long courted a showdown with the Bolton fighter.
But Khan believes he is a level above Brook and would prefer to be matched against the two biggest fighters in the sport.

 

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THOMPSON GETS HIS SECOND SHOT

 

SERGIO THOMPSON GETS HIS SECOND SHOT AT CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

 "YEYO" FACES BRYAN VASQUEZ FOR THE WBA INTERIM TITLE IN CANCUN

 TELEVISA / FOX DEPORTES TO TELEVISE

 

The final Televisa and FOX Deportes event of 2014 will be one to remember, as Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson (30-3, 26 KOs) will attempt to win his first world championship on Saturday, December 20, when he faces Bryan Vasquez (33-1, 17 KOs)  for the WBA interim junior lightweight at Arena Quequi in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Mexico.

 

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ALL ACCESS EPILOGUES START TONIGHT

ALL ACCESS crews were on hand to document the drama of fight week and raw reactions from Amir Khan and Keith Thurman after their impressive victories last Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Check out these Epilogues – the latest installment of the award-winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS – to get rarely seen insight and access to the fighters before and after they enter the ring as well as a unique, first-hand perspective to the fight itself.

“ALL ACCESS EPILOGUE: Amir Khan” premieres tonight on SHOWTIME immediately following SHOWTIME BOXING SPECIAL EDITION (9 p.m. ET/PT):  http://s.sho.com/1H6dc9c

“ALL ACCESS EPILOGUE: Keith Thurman” premieres this Saturday, immediately following SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME: http://s.sho.com/1ABcUVT

STEVENSON SAYS HE WILL FIGHT KOVALEV

Adonis Stevenson insists he would welcome a world title unification fight against Sergey Kovalev if he defeats Dmitry Sukhotsky.
The 37-year-old defends his WBC light-heavyweight title against the Russian challenger in Quebec tonight.
But Stevenson has been unable to avoid questions about a future fight with fellow champion Kovalev, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles after his impressive points win over ring legend Bernard Hopkins.
Kovalev has accused Stevenson of avoiding him but the Canada-based Haitian says he is willing to face his rival in 2015.
“The fight that is huge is Kovalev and me because the world needs this fight,” said Stevenson. “They don’t just want to watch that in Quebec City - they want to watch that all over.”
Stevenson must first get past Sukhotsky, who has suffered just two defeats in 24 fights.
The 33-year-old brushed aside former European champion Eduard Gutknecht in five rounds and has gained the respect of the belt holder.
“He's not here as a tourist," said Stevenson. "He's a tough guy who has trained for 12 rounds. He's in top condition, and I'll definitely have to be careful.
"I'm not going to rush in. I'm going to take my time to work him over and then finish him off."

52ND WBC CONVENTION ENDS


L/R: WBC Treasurer Juan Sanchez, EBU Vice President Charles Giles, NABF President Duane Ford, China Boxing Federation President Liu Tao, EBU President Bob Logist, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, ABCO President Kovid Bhakdibhumi)

The motion was approved to hold the 2015 WBC Convention next November in Kunming, Peoples Republic of China. Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) Secretary Patrick Cusick said, "In China, the formation of the China Boxing Federation has brought a strong focus on boxing in China, and boxing in China is now in a rapid ascent. Mr. Liu Tao, the president of the China Boxing Federation, has gotten the support of government agencies and the major hotels in Kunming, which is the gateway city to Southeast Asia for China. Kunming is accessed with direct flights from Europe, it is also easy to access through the main capitals of Beijing and Shanghai, and through Hong Kong. So access to Kunming is very easy because it is regarded as the 'holiday center' of China. The proposal, as presented to the Board of Governors, will be very beneficial to the WBC, and I'm sure that this will be a major, significant step forward for the WBC in China."

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STIVERNE-WILDER-DKP NOTES


BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER

AND DON KING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS

 

"Jan. 17 is going to be a short night and
 it's going to be painful."

-Bermane Stiverne

 

"I have no doubt at the end of this fight my hand will be raised as the new heavyweight champion of the world."
-Deontay Wilder

 

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WBC CONVENTION SETS RECORDS

By James Blears

Records have tumbled one after the other at the World Boxing Council's 52nd Convention in the Mirage Hotel , Las Vegas.
More than 2,000 people have attended this largest ever boxing Convention. There were more than 1,800 people in the main Convention Hall at the magnificent Inauguration.
The achievements have met and surpassed all expectations. World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman said:
"It has been a great gathering of the WBC Family. To have broken the Guinness record of Champions (112) in one room. To have had the WBC up in Space (at the Russian Space Station), to have created the WBC Amateur Program, to have a new anti doping protocol, a prevention of mismatches. And many fights mandated for a great year, is very important and we'll have a very busy 2015."
Geographically far from home, Mauricio's most cherished memory of this so very special Convention, is close to home. He smiled as he said: "The most wonderful moment for me was my Mother on stage receiving a bouquet of flowers, a Champion's Belt, with a standing ovation. That is the memory I take in my mind and in my heart. She is a great Mother a great Wife, and she was fundamental for my Father to be able to go and change the WBC and make it what it is today.
"It's a new dimension. It's a new era, a new WBC, all with the foundations that my Father, my Dear Jose Sulaiman placed. And this is all happening because of him."

TARVER CALLS OUT HAYE

 

Rejuvenated Antonio Tarver

Calls out David Haye

 

All five-time world champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) wants for Christmas is a signed contract to fight former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), ideally, during the first-quarter of 2015.

Tarver had been sending direct tweets for the past six months to Haye, who hasn't fought in more than two years, without receiving a response. Coming off last week's impressive seventh-round knockout of veteran Johnathan Banks (29-3-1, 19 KOs), Tarver has taken off the proverbial gloves and he is now publicly calling out Haye, who insists, once again, that he is coming out of retirement.

 

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SELDIN-JARGAL REMATCH

Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presents the 16th installment of "The Rockin Fights" series from The Paramount in Huntington, NY, this Saturday, December 20th. The fights will be shown on a delayed basis over the MGS Network to be aired on January 11th at 9:00pm.
Headlining the card will be a grudge rematch between undefeated power punching Jr. Welterweight prospect Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin, 14-0 11KO's, Long Island, NY and Bayan "The Mongolian Mongoose" Jargal, 17-5-3 11KO's, Arlington, VA., in a bout for the vacant WBC International Silver Jr. Welterweight title.
The co-feature will be The Paramount debut of Mastic Beach Light Heavyweight Joe "The Irish Bomber" Smith Jr., 16-1 13KO's, taking on dangerous veteran Maxell Taylor, 18-9-1 8KO's, Baltimore, MD, in an 8 round Light Heavyweight contest. Smith has laid a trail of his opponents knocking out 13 of his 16 wins and the former NY Golden Glove champ will also bring a huge throng of fans to The Paramount. The event has a few remaining tickets on sale which can be purchased at The Paramount Box Office, 631 673-7300, Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com, 1 (800) 745-3000, or by calling star Boxing, 718 823-200. First bout is scheduled for 7:30pm.
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NEW CO-FEATURE ON SHO EXTREME

 

GARY RUSSELL JR. TO FACE CHRISTOPHER MARTIN IN NEW CO-FEATURE THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 20, ON SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME

A 10-round featherweight fight between 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title contender Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and former California State Champion Christopher Martin (28-4-3, 9 KOs) of Chula Vista, Calif., has been elevated to co-feature of this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME live telecast (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast, SHOWTIME EXTREME) from Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash.
The Russell vs. Martin scarp is co-headlining the SHOWTIME EXTREME telecast in replacement of previously announced bout between Anthony Peterson and Yakabu Amido. Peterson will now box on the non-televised portion of the card against Mexican veteran Héctor Velázquez (56-24-3, 38 KOs).
In another change to the televised lineup, promising undefeated world-class prospect Julian “J Rock” Williams (17-0-1, 10 KOs), 24, of Philadelphia, will now be opposed by  Jamar Freeman of Wilson, N.C. in a 10-round junior middleweight clash. Freeman (13-3-2, 7 KOs) is a late substitute for Mexico’s Edgar “Nene” Ortega, who withdrew due to an injury suffered in training.
The final SHOWTIME BOXING event of the year – and the fourth and final of back-to-back SHOWTIME telecasts on consecutive weekends – is presented by Goossen Promotions.

December 17, 2014

WBC CONVENTION DAY 2

 

 

The second day of the World Boxing Council’s 52nd annual convention was devoted mostly to ratings, which will available soon.
In his opening comments, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said, "The conventions are always the most important moment of the year for the WBC. Here is where the WBC Board and Committees meet. Each one reviews what it has been doing and if its plans and goals were met, and we plan for the next year. All of the very important decisions and changes of the rules and organization have taken place during the conventions.
"We appreciate very much all of the promoters and managers that are here for this session. All of the ring officials are in another room doing their seminars, and there are other workshops going on. This morning, we are going to have a ratings review, and there will be a couple of presentations."

 

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112 CHAMPIONS ON STAGE

 

By James Blears
 

It's the first time ever that a boxing organization has assembled 112 Champions on one magical evening, and the WBC has achieved this at its annual convention in The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Fifty one Champions received the new series six green and gold belts. The current Champion of each of the seventeen divisions plus the all time great Champion, who the fans voted for.

 

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WSOF 17: JANUARY 17TH

 

 

"WSOF 17: JAKE SHIELDS VS. BRIAN FOSTER" IS ON!
 
TOP-RANKED SUPERSTARS TO FACE OFF LIVE ON NBCSN  FROM PLANET HOLLYWOOD IN LAS VEGAS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
 

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STEVENSON-SUKHOTSKIY FINAL QUOTES

 

 

ADONIS STEVENSON vs.
DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY

FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

 

"It's going to be a short night on SHOWTIME."  Adonis Stevenson

 

"He looked nervous at the podium, like he wasn't ready to fight."  Dmitry Sukhotskiy

 

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