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July 25, 2016
CHOCOLATITO-CUADRAS OFFICIAL

 


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Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman "Chocolatito Gonzalez", (L) (45-0-0, 38 KOs) will move up one weight class and challenge undefeated WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos "Principe" Cuadras, (R)(35-0-1, 27 KO’s) on Saturday, September 10 from the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.  

Following their epic 2016 "Fight of the Year" candidate this past April 15 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Yoshihiro Kamegai, (26-3-2, 23KO’s) and Jesus "Renuente" Soto-Karass, (28-10-4, 18KO’s), will battle once again on Saturday September 10 from the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles. The ten round super welterweight clash will serve as the chief support to the main event. Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  

Tickets for this outstanding evening of professional boxing priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com,) 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office.  

Gonzalez vs. Cuadras is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions.  Kamegai vs. Soto-Karass 2 is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Teiken Promotions.

 

THE 12TH ROUND

 

BACK TO BASICS

By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President

 

The activity of our sport will be taking a break during the Olympic Games, few cards are scheduled during the event which captures the attention of the world as the athletes of the world compete trying to fulfill their dreams of winning a medal for their country. Boxing will feature a challenge in this Olympic games in Rio as AIBA has taken the decision to change the rules of enrollment as well as the rules of competition. As multiple articles in the news taint AIBA’s reputation with allegations of all sorts, fighters will go into the ring to do their work and we all wish them great success, and hopefully the sport of boxing will come out in a positive note.

 

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 CORONA, BERNSTEIN TEAM UP FOR BOXING FANS

 

 

 

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein will host a special live event for boxing fans Friday, July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as part of the fight week festivities for the Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton fight.  The event will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m.,  right after the weigh-in inside the Atrium of the Barclays Center.  

The fan event is sponsored by Corona Extra Cerveza Mas Fina and it will feature  the Corona Extra Limited Bottle Fighter release,  interviews with champion boxers, Q & A,  boxing trivia for fans to win prizes and a preview of Santa Cruz-Frampton. The first 50 fans to attend will receive a signed copy of Bernstein’s book, “30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths about Boxing, Sports and TV.”  

This is  the second of four events  that Al Bernstein is scheduled to host for Corona Extra. “We’re excited to continue this terrific series of engagements with Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Bernstein. Boxing fans love the opportunity to get up close and personal with the foremost expert of the sport. Don’t miss this one!, ” said Daniel Kinghorn, Sr. Manager, National Sponsorships, Constellation Brands.

Bernstein said, “The sport of boxing has no better friend than Corona Extra and I Iove collaborating with the folks there to offer more fun for boxing fans around these big fights. It’s so enjoyable to interact with the fans, give prizes away to them  and bring them interviews with top boxers. This is a true labor of love, made even better because I’m working with the talented Corona Extra staff."  

 

DAWSON INJURED, OFF CARD

 

"SHOOTOUT" IN QUEBEC

STEVENSON vs. WILLIAMS

WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

 

July 29 airing live on Spike TV from Videotron Centre

 

Undefeated No. 1 light heavyweight contender Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) has found a solid boxer to face him on the July 29 card, featuring the WBC and lineal world light heavyweight title fight between defending champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) and challenger Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs), at the Videotron Centre. WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Alvarez will face New Zealand southpaw slugger Robert "The Butcher" Berridge (27-4-1, 21 KOs).

 

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July 24, 2016
CRAWFORD UNIFIES TITLE

 

 

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by Butch Gottlieb

 

In a battle of 2 undefeated world champions, WBO jr welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) won a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over WBC super lightweight champion Viktor "The Iceman" Postol (28-1, 12 KOs) in a twelve round world title unification bout on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Crawford dropped Postol twice in round five. Postol could not figure out Crawford’s movement and had no answer for Crawford's pot shots. Crawford rocked Postol again in round nine. Postol had a point deducted in round eleven for hitting behind the head. Final scores were 118-107, 118-107, 117-108.

 

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THE DWYRE CHRONICALS

 

TERENCE CRAWFORD ADDS WBC TITLE

TO BECOME DIVISION KING  

By: Bill Dwyre

 

Speed kills.  Saturday night, in a big-time boxing arena, in a big-time battle for future fame and riches, a Porsche took on a Ford Fairlane.  

The result at the finish line was never in doubt.       

"The Iceman" VIKTOR POSTOL, a nice 140-pounder from Kiev, Ukraine, with a title belt that said WBC, summarized:  “He was too fast.  I had no answer for him.”     

Freddie Roach, a Hall-of-Fame trainer who had prepared Postol, seconded that summary:  “He surprised me how fast he was.”

 

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VALDEZ FULFILLS DREAM

 

by Butch Gottlieb

 

Unbeaten WBO #1 rated featherweight contender and two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez (21-0, 18 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten #2 Matias Rueda (26-1, 23 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO featherweight world title on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Valdez was not going to miss this opportunity for a world title and came out swinging for the fences from the opening bell. Rueda was staggered in round one but when round two started Valdez went to work on Rueda's body dropping him twice, the second time signaled the end at 2:18

 

 OTHER RESULTS

 

BENAVIDEZ DOMINATES SANTANA

 

WBA #2 rated welterweight and former WBA interim 140lb world champion Jose Benavidez, Jr (25-0, 16 KOs) defeated Francisco “Chia” Santana (24-5-1, 12 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision. Benavidez was constantly backed up against the ropes by Santana but managed to land the heavier shots. Final scores were100-90, 96-94, 98-92.

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Light heavyweight and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) had a scary beginning as he was dropped hard in round one but managed to survive and stopped two-time world title challenger Tommy Karpency (26-6-1, 15 KOs) at 2:21 of round six winning the NABF championship. 

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2012 Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah (34-3-3, 24 KOs) in the first round. A body shot by Murata sent Tahdooahnippah to the canvas. He got up, but Murata finished him with a follow up barrage. Referee Benji Estevez stepped in at 1:52.

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Lenny Zappavigna (35-2, 25 KOs) scored an explosive sixth round TKO over IK Yang (18-2, 13 KOs).

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 Welterweight Edward Williams (12-1-1, 3 KOs) hammered out a six round unanimous decision over Christon Edwards (6-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 58-56.

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Junior middleweight Stanislav Skorokhod (11-1, 8 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Hakim Bryant (6-1, 4 KOs). Final scores were
59-53, 60-52, 60-52.

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Unbeaten light heavyweight Steve Nelson (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Tim Meek (5-3-1, 3 KOs).

 

July 22, 2016
WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

 

 

 

 

 

Terence Crawford 140 vs. Viktor Postol 139.5
WBO/WBC jr welterweight unification

 

Oscar Valdez 126 vs. Matias Rueda 125
WBO featherweight world title

Jose Benavidez, Jr 146.5 vs. Francisco Santana 148 Oleksandr Gvozdyk 175 vs. Tommy Karpency 174.5
Ryota Murata 161 vs. George Tahdooahnippah 161.5          Lenny Zappavigna 143 vs. IK Yang 143
Edward Williams 144.5 vs. Christon Edwards 144.5             Stanyilav Skorokhod 155 vs. Hakim Bryant 155
Steve Nelson 173 vs. Tim Meek 171

The event takes place Tomorrow!  Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.  Remaining tickets are priced at $304, $204, $104, and $54, not including applicable service fees.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call AXS at (888) 929-7849.  Tickets are also be available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or AXS.com http://bit.ly/24ORYhs)  

 

 

WEIGHTS AND QUOTES FOR TONIGHTS SHOBOX

 

 

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES FOR SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TELECAST TONIGHT LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

 

   Undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez Faces Once-Beaten Roman Reynoso in Main Event of Four-Fight Telecast From Foxwoods Resort Casino  

 

All eight fighters participating in the milestone ShoBox: The New Generation 15-year anniversary telecast weighed-in on Thursday at Foxwoods Resort Casino ahead of tomorrow’s quadrupleheader, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

 

Weight's & Quotes

 

WEIGH IN TO BE STREAMED LIVE

 

 

TODAY'S OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
WILL BE STREAMED LIVE
BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M. ET / 2:30 P.M. PT
                                via www.toprank.tv

Undefeated junior welterweight champions TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD (28-0, 20 KOs) and "The Iceman" VIKTOR POSTOL (28-0, 12 KOs) will go mano a mano in a 12-round world title unification fight to determine the lineal king of the exciting 140 pound division.  Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, All Star Boxing and the motion picture "Hands of Stone," the Crawford vs. Postol World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC) / The Ring junior welterweight world championship event takes place Tomorrow!  Saturday, July 23, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.  Remaining tickets are priced at $304, $204, $104, and $54, not including applicable service fees.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call AXS at (888) 929-7849.  Tickets are also be available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or AXS.com (http://bit.ly/24ORYhs)  
  
WBCARES RAISES 10,000 POUNDS

A white collar boxing show in Brighton's Hilton Metropole Hotel by WBC Cares has raised ten thousand pounds for the Rocking Horse Charity, which helps very sick hospitalized babies and children in the Sussex area of England.
The event was organized by former British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Scott Welch and friends. Scott and David Walker coordinate WBC Cares in England.
There were six fights of three rounds. Each round lasted one and a half minutes. The white collar participants were taught boxing, starting with the art of self defense and helped with physical conditioning, as members of the Brighton and Hove Boxing Club. Their boxing evolution is ongoing, rather than being a one off.
The boxing participants raised money themselves and the rest came from ticket sales at the event together with an auction. The principal ambition  was to give back to the town the area and its community.
More than seven hundred people attended this initial event. But Scott together with the organizers are planning another bigger show for September 24th involving ten fights, to raise money for another deserving charity. And the master plan is to extend this charity initiative to fifty gyms around the country by Christmas.
Scott said: "We want to help charities, we want to give back to Boxing, and we are determined to build this as big as we can. It has the potential to grow massive!"

SANTA CRUZ-FRAMPTON BY THE NUMBERS

SANTA CRUZ vs. FRAMPTON BY THE NUMBERS:

 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE IN VOLATILE MIX OF STYLES BETWEEN TWO OF THE WORLD’S BEST

   Santa Cruz’s Volume & Accuracy Battles Frampton’s Superb Jab & Defense On Saturday, July 30, LIVE on SHOWTIME® From Barclays Center In Brooklyn  

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THE DWYRE CHRONICALS

THE BULLY PULPIT:
CRAWFORD, POSTOL AND ARUM AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JR. WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION  

By: Bill Dwyre

Wednesday was yet another day of boxing fun and folly.  There may be more colorful sports on the day of the actual competition.  But there is none better than boxing during the run-up.  These guys could make a turtle race sound like a Super Bowl.       
Some of it was legitimate, even charming.       
Viktor Postol of Ukraine, who will fight Terence Crawford of Omaha for the unified World Boxing Organization (WBO) / World Boxing Council (WBC)140-pound title here Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, greeted reporters with the news that he was a new father, as of Tuesday. “Twin boys,” he said, beaming.

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ÓSCAR VALDEZ’S TITLE SEARCH  
By:  Bill Dwyre

As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, ÓSCAR VALDEZ knew he was fighting Saturday night in the co-main event of the Terence Crawford - Viktor Postol boxing card.  What he didn’t know was exactly what he was fighting for, other than a nice paycheck and another step forward in his career.   His was the World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight (126 pounds) title fight that maybe wasn’t going to be a title fight.  And maybe it was.  With three days to go before the event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there was a hint of Abbott and Costello and “Who’s on First.”

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RAY LEONARD TO HONOR MUHAMMAD ALI

 

 

 

 

LEGENDARY SUGAR RAY LEONARD TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT MUHAMMAD ALI AT NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY ON JULY 30

 

   Ali’s Widow, Lonnie Ali, Will Attend the Ceremony As Well

 

Sugar Ray Leonard, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s (NVBHOF) inaugural class in 2013, will return to the Hall’s 2016 induction ceremony to pay tribute to the late Muhammad Ali.  Leonard, who won a 1976 Olympic gold medal and world titles in five weight classes as a pro, will give a speech, “What Muhammad Ali Meant to Me,” as part of the annual induction dinner on Saturday, July 30 at Caesars Palace.              

Ali was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015. His health prevented him from attending, but his daughter, Rasheda, accepted the honor in his place.    
As a special treat on July 30, Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali, will attend the ceremony as a guest of the World Boxing Council and its president, Mauricio Sulaiman.

Inductees for the NVBHOF’s fourth class are boxers Ray “Boom Boom”Mancini, Pernell Whitaker, Christy Martin, Ricardo Lopez and Freddie Little; trainers Kenny Adams, Thell Torrance and Johnny Tocco and journalists Tim Dahlberg and James “Smitty” Smith. All Inductees have confirmed their attendance.             

Remaining tickets are available at the NVBHOF’s website at nvbhof.com for $300 or $175 (ceremony and dinner) or $75 (ceremony only). The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is a 501 c-3 organization and all proceeds benefit boxing-related charities


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TV FIGHTS



Friday, July 29
Spike
9PM ET/6PM PT

Adonis Stevenson vs.
Thomas Williams
WBC light heavyweight
title

Eleider Alvarez vs.
 Robert Berridge

Saturday, July 30
Showtime Extreme
7PM ET/PT

Paulie Malignaggi vs.
Gabriel Bracero

Saturday, July 30
Showtime
9PM ET / 6PM PT

Leo Santa Cruz vs.
Carl Frampton
WBA featherweight title

Mikey Garcia vs.
Elio Rojas

Saturday, July 30
HBO Latino
11:30PM ET/PT

Antonio Orozco vs.
Abner Lopez

JoJo Diaz vs.
Victor Proa




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