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May 28, 2016

PACMAN SAYS NO TO OLYMPICS

 

 

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has praised eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao’s decision not to fight in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, as “a breath of fresh air."   

Sulaiman stated, ”It is embarrassing to see how the amateur authorities  lower themselves, still trying to justify their offer to the great Manny Pacquiao to represent the great boxing country of the Philippines, stating that they have not won a medal since 1996 in Atlanta.”  

He also stressed: Amateur boxing is not what it used to be and there are many changes that need to be implemented in amateur boxing. But... to have pros in the Olympics is certainly not the solution.  It's highly dangerous to the well-being of the amateur fighters.” Pacquiao informed ABAP, the National Sports Association for boxing in the Philippines,  that he had decided “to prioritize his legislative duties. ”  

He was proclaimed a senator following his victory in the last senatorial elections with more than 16 million votes.   ABAP President Ricky Vargas said they respect Manny’s decision and “wish him well with his work in the Senate, adding:  “Manny will be most welcome to come to Rio to cheer our athletes on.”

 

TONIGHTS CBSSN FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT

 

Photo Marcelino Miguel Castillo Gonzalez

 

David “Ava” Avanesyan 146.7lbs

vs “

Sugar” Shane Mosley 146lbs

WBA interim welterweight title

 

“Sugar” Shane Mosley, is back with a bang tonight at the gorgeous Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. Soon after Mosley’s December 17th win over two time Olympian Patrick Lopez, Shane entered into negotiations with not one but TWO current World Champions for a fight in the summer. After months of going back and forth, both champions backed out to opt for what each cites as “an easier defense” than Mosley. Mosley’s search to get a world title fight continued until one courageous fighter and his manager accepted the Mosley challenge. David Avanesyan is currently ranked #1 in the world with the WBA and the current interim WBA Welterweight World Champion.  Avanesyan has held 6 titles in his time as a professional fighter and recently won the WBA title.

TICKETS:   $500.00 ringside, $250-$150 floor, $89-$69-$39-$15 (premiere to general admission) seating now on sale at Ticketmaster.com or the Gila River Arena box office (951-665-1000). VIP Access is $1000.00, and includes pre-party, signed, meet and greet with “Sugar” Shane Mosley, and glove signed by main event fighters.  Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.    

DOORS OPEN:   5:00 p.m. PT      

FIRST BOUT:   6:00 p.m. PT        

FIRST TV BOUT:   7:30 p.m. PT

Television: CBSSN

 

MICHELE CHONG

 

Veteran Pros & Amateur Stars at All Star Show

Local Fighters Return to Quiet Cannon

By Michele Chong

 

It was a KO show at Friday's "Battle of the Rising Stars" show that rocked the house Friday night at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello. Presented by All Star Promotions in association with the United Boxing Academy, this SoCal fight night has been a long-standing tradition in the Southland. All Star Boxing & MMA have promoted this popular live events at the Quiet Cannon and also the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

 

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"BIG BABY" DESTROYS GUIVAS

 

Unbeaten WBO #11, WBA #12, IBF #15 heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) made quick work of vastly overmatched Nick Guivas (12-4-2, 9 KOs), scoring a second round KO on Friday night at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. 

Miller dropped Guivas twice in round one and two more times in round two before the slaughter was stopped by the referee. Time was 1:26.

In what turned out to be the best fight of the night, super welterweight Skender Halili (10-1, 10 KOs) got up off of the canvas and stopped Jason Thompson (5-12-4, 4 KOs). It looked like an upset in the making when Thompson knocked Halili down twice in round two and had him hanging on. But Halili not only survived, he knocked out Thompson with a crushing right hand a few seconds later. Time was 2:59.

 

BELLEW READY FOR WORLD TITLE

 

Tony Bellew says world title will complete a lifetime's work

by Isaac Robinson/Sky Sports
http://www.skysports.com/boxing/news/12183/10295226/

 

Bellew (26-2-1-KO16) accepts he must bring everything he has to overcome the dangerous Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park, home of his beloved Everton.

Congolese southpaw Makubu (19-1-KO18) has mocked Bellew in the build-up over his part in the film Creed, shot at the same football ground, but the Liverpudlian is under no illusions as to what is at stake.

"Real blood, real sweat and real tears get shed in real life. I just can't wait. You dream about something your whole life. From the age of 14 or 15, I wanted to be a world champion. My lifetime's work goes in to those 36 minutes on Sunday. "That's what it means. Everything else in the world just stops and it's just about me and you. When you look into my eyes you'll see something different to anything you've seen before." Bellew, who at 6ft 3' stands a good two inches taller than Makabu, says his physical advantages will become evident on fight night. "Boxing is a brutal sport and he has to make it as brutal as possible but I don't believe he has the size and structure to do it," he said. "He's going to come in light which will be a bad mistake
(Makabu weighed 196.5, Bellew weighed 199.1)

 

May 27, 2016

BUTE SAYS HE IS CLEAN

 

Lucian Bute was informed of the results of the anti-doping test done after his World Boxing Council (WBC) world title fight against Badou Jack, April 30, in Washington, D.C.

As reported in a statement sent by the WBC, the Washington D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission informed them that Bute tested positive for Ostarine, in an A sample analysis, after the bout. ''I am surprised and sorry about this. I don't understand what led to this positive result, Bute said. "I have always passed every anti-doping test that I was asked to take since I won a world title. More recently for my fight against James DeGale, in Quebec City, last November, I was tested eight times from before my training camp until after my fight. I have never taken any illegal products. I have a complete trust in my team. There will be an analysis of the B sample and I am sure that this result will be negative.''

''GYM has always been strongly in favor of a strict anti-doping policy to keep the sport of boxing clean," GYM president Yvon Michel remarked. "We are really surprised by this first result and we now hope that the B sample proves that the first result was wrong. Until then, we support Lucian Bute.''

There will be no further comments on this subject until the publication of Bute's B sample result.

 

ARUM SAYS HE WILL PROMOTE

TRUMP VS SANDERS DEBATE

 

 

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"THE HEAVYWEIGHT DEBATE:

TRUMP VS. SANDERS"

LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW!

 

Top Rank, Inc. is ready to promote "THE HEAVYWEIGHT DEBATE::  DONALD TRUMP vs. BERNIE SANDERS."   

The idea of the debate was first proposed on Wednesday night when Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Kimmel asked Trump if he would consider it.  Trump's response to Kimmel was "We would have such high ratings and I think I should take that money and give it to some worthy charity."              

Enter Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM. 

 

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WBC CONTINUES AMATEUR ARGUMENT

 

The WBC continues to debate AIBA and wishes to keep Boxing in the Olympics strictly to the amateurs.

Below is just one more example of what they are doing in this respect

 

Letters

 

WARD VS. KOVALEV GETTING CLOSE

 

Deal for July 30 Ward fight getting closer  

by Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer

 

Roc Nation Sports is getting closer to getting a deal in place for former super middleweight champion Andre Ward to fight his final tune-up bout before facing unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev in November on HBO PPV. Kovalev is already scheduled for his own tune-up fight against contender Isaac Chilemba on July 11 (HBO) in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Kovalev and Ward both need to win to move on to their fall showdown.

 

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VERDEJO WORKOUT & MEET & GREET

 

 

UNDEFEATED NO. 2 WORLD-RATED CONTENDER FELIX "EL DIAMANTE" VERDEJO

BRONX PUBLIC WORKOUT  

 

Tomorrow!  Saturday, May 28, at 1 P.M. ET

152nd Street Cultural Festival  

 

The boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 2 world-rated lightweight contender FELIX "El Diamante" VERDEJO, will be bringing some Bronx cheer when he takes a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training camp to press the flesh and throw some leather for his fans in New York.  He will make a two-hour special appearance at the 152nd Street Cultural Festival (152nd Street, between Jackson and Unions Avenues, Bronx, NY), Tomorrow!  Saturday, May 28, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.

 

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WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ON BOUNCE TV

 

 

Welterweight Showdown Between Phil Lo Greco & Joseph Elegele Headlines Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round On Bounce TV Sunday, June 12 From The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL (9 p.m. ET/PT) Plus! Unbeaten Australian Steve Lovett Takes On Craig Baker in Light Heavyweight Action

 

Tickets on Sale Now 

 

A battle between exciting welterweights Phil Lo Greco (27-2, 15 KOs) and Joseph Elegele (15-2, 11 KOs) will serve as the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV and BounceTV.com Sunday, June 12 from The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will feature unbeaten Australian prospect Steve Lovett (15-0, 12 KOs) and tough contender Craig Baker (16-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown. The full night of action will be streamed on BounceTV.com

 

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TV FIGHTS



Friday, May 27
CBS Sports Net
9PM ET/6PM PT

Jarrell Miller vs.
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Saturday, May 28
CBS Sports Net
10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT

Shane Mosley vs.
David Avanesyan
WBA interim welterweight
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Saturday, May 28
Fox Sports 1
10PM ET/7PM PT

Miguel Vazquez vs.
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