Kelly Pavlik (R) knocks out Aaron Jaco (L) in the 2nd round, Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs)
secured another world title shot with a clear points victory over Piotr
Wilczewski (30-3, 10 KOs). Fighting in front of a sell-out crowd of 6.000
fans in Kiel and over seven million viewers on German ARD TV, the
31-year-old German dominated the fight from the first bell, pressuring his
spirited opponent with hard series of punches throughout. In the 11th,
he landed the biggest shots of the fight, which got Wilczewski in trouble,
but the bell saved him from further punishment. At the end, Abraham was
ahead 119-108, 118-109, 118-109. “He was a tough opponent who could really
take a lot of shots,” Abraham said. “I tried to go for the KO but couldn´t
knock him out. But this was a good fight for me, the kind of fight I need
to become world champion again. I am satisfied and will now keep up the
hard work to accomplish my goal of winning the world title again.”
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing returns to the Times Union Center in Albany,
New York with ESPN2's Friday Night Fights on Friday, May 18th.
JERMAIN TAYLOR TRAINING LIKE NEVER BEFORE. PRIMED FOR THE UNDEFEATED TRUAX ON APRIL 20 IN BILOXI
On Friday April 20, DiBella Entertainment, in association with Golden
Boy Promotions, will present a special edition of ShoBox: The New
Generation when former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain "Bad
Intentions" Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KO's) looks to take another step toward
reclaiming the middleweight championship when he takes on the undefeated
Caleb "Golden" Truax (18-0-1, 10 KO's) in a 10-round middleweight
matchup. SHOWTIME® will begin live coverage starting at 11 p.m. ET/PT
(delayed on the West Coast).
“Saturday Boxing Fever” To Feature
Carlos Palomino Card Giveaway
with its flashback to the 1970s, Art of Boxing’s “Saturday Boxing
Fever” show at the Warner Center Mariott in
Woodland Hills will feature a vintage trading card giveaway of one of the
most decorated fighters of the 1970s, Hall of Famer and Former WBC
Welterweight Champion, Carlos Palomino.
Palomino won the WBC Welterweight title in on June 22, 1976 and defended his title seven times over the course of the next 3 years before losing in a controversial split decision to fellow boxing great Wilfred Benitez. Since his boxing career, Palomino has become a popular actor, commentator, and speaker.
The first 100 fans through the doors of “Satruday Boxing Fever” will receive a vintage Carlos Palomino trading card.
Tickets to SATURDAY BOXING FEVER, a special 70s version of WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS, can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. SATURDAY BOXING FEVER takes place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Warner Center Marriott Grand Ballroom in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm sharp.
By Francisco Salazar
And then there were two. Middleweight contender Andy Lee or unbeaten super welterweight contender Vanes Martirosyan will be the likely opponent to face Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman told Fightnews.com on Wednesday. The bout will take place at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX and will be televised on HBO’s World Championship Boxing. Originally, unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Malley was to face Chavez, Jr., but had to withdraw from the fight last week because he was unable to obtain a visa to travel to the United States due to legal problems. Ideally, Martirosyan may be the likely candidate because he and Chavez are both promoted by Top Rank. The Armenian-born Martirosyan, (32-0, 20 KOs) from Glendale, CA, also fought on the same card as Chavez at the Alamodome in San Antonio on February 4th, stopping overmatched Troy Lowry in the third round. Lee (28-1, 20 KOs), who is promoted by Lou DiBella, stopped Saul Duran in the second round three weeks ago. Lee has won his last 13 bouts in a row since being stopped in the seventh round by Brian Vera four years ago. Lee would avenge that defeat, winning a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Vera in October.
WEIGHTS FROM TACOMA, WA!
WEIGHTS FROM HAMILTON, NJ
Lederman: On Kirkland-Molina, Mayweather-Pac, NY Induction & MORE!
April 1 will be a very special day for
boxing veteran Harold Lederman.
Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio and Aaron Jaco of Sarasota, Fl. weigh in (Pavlik 169.2, Jaco 169.4) for their upcoming feature fight on a Top Rank Live! boxing card, televised live on Azteca America this Saturday, March 31 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
War at Woodland Hills Returns with
In the early 1970s, professional boxing in Woodland Hills, California was a regular occurrence when legendary Hall of Fame Promoter “Dandy” Don Fraser hosted a weekly show at the historic Valley Music Theater on Ventura Boulevard. On Saturday, March 31, 2012, the spirit of the 70s will be welcomed back as the only regular pro boxing show in the San Fernando Valley returns to the Warner Center Marriott with “SATURDAY BOXING FEVER,” a special 70s themed installment of Art of Boxing and Bash Boxing’s “War at Woodland Hills” boxing series.
Super-Middleweight Title: (167.4lbs)
Heavyweight Title: (173.4lbs) (173.8lbs)
Agenda de carteleras boxísticas a celebrarse
En esta semana habrá una pausa entre comillas en referencia de combates de personajes que ya están de planta en el mapa del reconocimiento publico, por lo tanto, hablemos de la antesala de la pelea de Reyes del Ring programada el 5 de mayo donde habrá dos peleas de campeonato superwelter, la de Floyd Mayweather Junior contra Miguel Cotto y la Saúl Álvarez contra Shane Mosley. En la misma cartelera estará Jessie Vargas que sigue escalando niveles más difíciles, y el día que se celebra La Batalla de Puebla tendrá de contrincante al tapatío Alfonso Gómez quien tiene la experiencia de haber enfrentado aunque sin suerte a Cotto y contra su paisano El Canelo.
The World Boxing Council ratified during its 49th Annual convention in Las
Vegas, Nevada, in December 2011, the highly successful open scoring rule,
which has been working efficiently around the world since 2006.
Professional boxing returns to Hartford, Saturday night, April 14 at the Connecticut Convention Center as Ring Promotions, in association with Big Six Entertainment, presents "Stepping Up."
"I'm looking forward to working with Dr. Roland Estrada and Artie DePinho from Big Six Entertainment to bring an exciting, competitive show to Hartford," Ring Promotions president Bob Duffy said. "Connecticut has a rich boxing tradition dating back to the great Willie Pep, through the Marlon Starling days, and more recently Chad Dawson. We plan to give young fighters like those fighting on the April 14 card a chance to box more often at home. Other promoters have come and gone, not really giving them a fair shake, but we plan to give young fighters from Hartford and throughout Connecticut opportunities to develop right here."
The main event features the return of Hartford fan favorite Addy Irizarry (8-5, 2 KOs), who has been sidelined since November 20, 2010, when she fractured her ankle in a first-round loss to former International Female Boxing Association ("IFBA") World welterweight champion Jill Emery. Irizarry is scheduled to face welterweight Sarah Kuhn (4-1-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round bout.
Also fighting on the card in separate four-round bouts are Waterbury junior welterweight Jair Ramos (2-0, 1 KO), Holyoke (MA) light heavyweight Reinaldo Graceski (1-0) and Hartford light heavyweight Tylon Burris (1-0), Hartford lightweight Chazz McDowell (5-1, 1 KO), Providence super middleweight Ramiel Shelton (0-4) vs. Springfield's Jose Angel Ortiz (4-7-1, 1 KO), Bridgeport female welterweight Marva Dash (0-1) and New Haven super middleweight Charles Foster (3-0, 2 KOs).
Tickets, reasonably priced at $40.00, $50.00 and $75.00, are available to purchase by calling 1.401.241.3490 (RI) or 1.617.312.5059 (MA), at BareBones Gym in East Hartford and the Connecticut Convention Center box office.
Doors open at 6 PM/ET with
the first bout scheduled for 7 PM/ET.
In less than a full year, undefeated super middleweight Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez has turned into a ring chameleon, capable of brawling or boxing, pending the situation and, of course, particular opponent.
In his recent (Mar. 17) HBO debut at Madison Square Garden, Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs) captured the United States Boxing Association ("USBA") super middleweight title, turning in a brilliant boxing exhibition to outclass tough Donovan "Da Bomb" George (22-2-1, 19 KOs), en route to a dominant 10-round decision for the Dominican native.
The launch of Orange County's first pro MMA Series, Fight Club OC MMA Saturdays, set to debut on Saturday, April 14th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center will have a strong OC feel to it, as Orange County's top mixed martial arts warriors are set to do battle in the Fight Club OC CAGE, and each and every bout could be a war!!
The Saturday April 14th show will be the first of three Fight Club OC Saturday dates in 2012 announced by promoter Roy Englebrecht, with the other two shows set for Saturday, October 6th and Saturday, December 8th.
Former UFC World Champion and now UFC Executive Vice President Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell has been invited by Roy Englebrecht to be his guest at this big Opening Night Show on April 14th and enjoy the great fight atmosphere that is Fight Club OC, and Chuck has accepted, so we will have a World MMA Champion in the house!!
Tickets for the April 14th show, all priced at $50 are available online at www.fightcluboc.com, and some 1st row seats are still available at $75. Special All Inclusive VIP Suites that feature all you can drink and eat are priced at $100 a ticket with a minimum of only six tickets to take advantage of this great entertainment option. To order your VIP Suite tickets contact Drew Englebrecht at 949-760-3131. The suite includes all the beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks, upscale snacks and dessert you can consume, along with your private suite entrance.
photo Alexander Kock
Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (L) (30-2, 10KOs) is the final obstacle between Arthur Abraham (R) (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. The two fighters battle it out in Kiel, Germany on Saturday night. Here is a quotes wrap-up from both men.
Don King Productions will present the first boxing event at Casino
Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, April 14 to celebrate completion of their
$87-million expansion. The card will be headlined by local favorite and
World Boxing Council United States super welterweight champion Joey
“Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (20-1-1, 11 KOs) against Shakir “The
Assassin” Ashanti (16-12, 4 KOs), from New Bern, S.C.
Paulie 'Magic Man' Malignaggi On Ukrainian mission To Become
Two-Division World Champion
WBA Welterweight Title Fight vs. Senchenko
Live On PPV Apr. 29 1:00 PM/ET 10:00AM/PT
Former International Boxing Federation ("IBF") Light Welterweight Champion Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi will soon embark on his Ukrainian mission, as he challenges undefeated World Boxing Association ("WBA") World Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko, live on pay per view April 29 from Donboss Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine.
This Friday, March 30, at Arena Roberto Duran, in Panama City, Panama, promoters Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing LLC) and Carlos Gonzalez (Pro Stars Boxing), in association with Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel & Casino and the Panamanian Tourism Bureau, will proudly present "Win-Win" a night of world-class professional boxing that will also be televised live on TV Max Channel 9 from Panama and TyC Sports from Argentina.
In the main event, Panama City's own former WBA Light Flyweight and Flyweight World Champion Roberto (La Araña/The Spider) Vasquez (29-5, 21 KOs) will face Mexico's Mario "Maca" Briones (21-1-1, 15 KOs) over 12 rounds for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title.
In the other televised bouts, Uruguay's Cecilia "La Reina" Comunales (8-1, 5 KOs) will face The Dominican Republic's Maribel "Vispa" Santana (11-9-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBA Female Lightweight World Championship; and Panama City's Azael "Turbo" Cosio 13-1-2, 10 KOs) will take on Dominican Republic's Tomas Mendez (15-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBC Latino Welterweight title.
"I am very proud to showcase an event of this quality in the beautiful country of Panama, and I'd like to thank the Panamanian Tourism Bureau for its support in making this happen," said Sampson Lewkowicz. "Don't forget to visit Panama!"
Tickets for Win-Win are priced at $100, $40, $25, $17 and $3 and are available from Ticket Plus. For more information on Tourism Panama, go to: www.Visitpanama.com.
"The Fighting Pride of Huntington, Long
Island", Chris Algieri has returned home to headline ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3, a
world class professional boxing card presented by Star Boxing this
Saturday night, March 31st at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island.
The Algieri/Mathis bout headlines the
sensational seven bout ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3 card.
Inaugural New York State
Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
"Sugar" Ray Robinson
Arthur Mercante, Sr.
TICKETS: LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE - $150.00 per person includes a complete brunch and cocktail hour upon entry, starting at 12:30 PM/ET, as well as dinner (prime rib, fish or poultry) and open bar throughout the evening. Tickets are available to purchase at the Waterfront Crabhouse (2-03 Borden Ave in Long Island City), or by calling Bob Duffy at 516.313.2304.
Last Saturday, Danny Garcia won a unanimous decision over Erik
Morales to pick up the vacant WBC junior welterweight title, with scores
of 118-111, 117-110, and 116-112. Watching closely from ringside was the
WBC's undefeated mandatory challenger, Ajose Olusegun (30-0, 14KO's).
Olusegun, who is co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Gary Shaw
Productions, has been waiting for his shot at the title for some time now
and wants to make it crystal clear that the wait is over and he is next in
Three-time super-middleweight world champion Mikkel
Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) will be moving up in weight on May 19 when he
clashes with fellow Super Six World Boxing Classic contestant & power
puncher Allan Green (31-3, 21 KOs) on May 19. The battle at Copenhagen´s
PARKEN Stadium will be contested at light heavyweight, with the WBC Silver
Championship at stake. The winner will be in line to face the winner of
the fight between WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins, who
takes on Chad Dawson in Atlantic City on April 28. “We want Mikkel to
cement his place in boxing history along the all-time greats by wining
world titles in two weight classes,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said at a
press conference in Copenhagen today. “It is not going to be easy to face
bigger and stronger opposition at a higher weight but the Viking Warrior
has never turned down a challenge. We are thrilled to provide him with a
new, a gigantic one. Before even thinking about Hopkins or Dawson, he
needs to take out Allan Green, which is a high-risk fight.”
APRIL 13, 2012 ESPN 2 – HARD ROCK CASINO, “THE JOINT” LIVE TELECAST AT
MICHAEL KATSIDIS VS ALBERT MENSAH
On April 13, 2012 from the Hard Rock Casino, “The
Joint” will play host to, “Duel in the Desert. This will be a boxing event
which will feature one of the all time most exciting boxers of the era,
Michael “The Great” Katsidis in the featured bout. He will be taking
on Albert “The Tornado” Mensah for the International
Invicta Fighting Championships will stream its inaugural all-women’s
professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event live in its entirety, free
of charge to a worldwide audience on the promotion’s website,
InvictaFC.com, from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, April
HBO Sports® held a fan vote to decide which classic fights they would want
to see air on the HBO2 service leading up to the super welterweight world
championship fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto. The fans
have chosentwo riveting showdowns that highlight defining moments in the
careers of both superstars.
Piotr Wilczewksi (30-2, 10 KOs) is the last obstacle between Arthur
Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. “If Arthur wins on
Saturday night, he will be the highest-ranked challenger in the WBO
ratings and face the winner of Stieglitz-Groves,” promoter Kalle
Halquist Productions has finalized all bouts for “Battle at the Boat 86”.
FOR ROCKIN FIGHTS 3 THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
At The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island
Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing has announced an action packed
undercard for ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3, a sensational professional boxing event
set for this Saturday night, March 31stat The Paramount in Huntington,
Junior middleweight newcomers will see action at ROCKIN'
FIGHTS 3 as New Hyde Park, New York native Rich Neyes, 2-0-1 (1KO) clashes
with Joey Yerdon, 2-3-2, of Albany, New York.
Rounding out ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3, super middleweights will be
featured in a four rounder as Danny Netzer, 1-0-0 of Tel Aviv, Israel
clashes with Albany, New York's Steven Tyner, 2-3-1 (2KO's).
TYSON Fury says winning the Irish heavyweight title will be like standing
on the Olympic podium with a gold medal around his neck.
by NEIL REID
The Tuaman has announced his retirement from boxing, saying he has to
walk away from the ring.
Team Molina's Official Position
"Texas Commission Has No Choice But to Reverse DQ and Rule a No Contest."
Bert Randolph Sugar, the legendary boxing writer and
historian, and one of the sport's most colorful and iconic characters,
died Sunday afternoon in Chappaqua, N.Y., after a long battle with lung
much sought after for his views on boxing and was instantly recognizable
with his ever present fedora and cigar.
AND IT HAPPENED IN TEXAS ONCE AGAIN
by Butch Gottlieb
Saturday night at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas, Carlos Molina was possibly robbed once again of a well deserved win when he was disqualified in round ten when someone from his corner entered the ring AFTER the bell had rung signaling the end of the round. The problem is that Molina had been knocked down seconds earlier and the referee, Jon Shorle from California was still counting (a fighter cannot be saved by the bell in any round) with Molina on his feet.
by Tom Donelson
Zab Judah found himself in the ring against a hungry fighter ten years his junior, Vernon Paris. Fighting in his hometown of Brooklyn, Judah was hoping to win a big fight against an undefeated prospect and get one more shot at a title. In the first round, Judah drew first blood with a solid combination that hurt Paris and forced Paris into the rope. Paris managed to escape but Judah won the opening stanza. Over the first three rounds, Judah's power became obvious as he could hurt or stun Paris with his straight left.
Garcia Decisions Morales To Become New
WBC Jr. Welterweight Champion
By: Frank Rivera
Danny "Swift" Garcia becomes the first
Latino boxer from the city of Brotherly Love to win a world title, the WBC
light welterweight belt. Garcia (23-0, 14 KO's) faced Eric Morales (52-8,
36 KO's), who made Garcia dig deep down to earn his first major title.
Morales gave the undefeated contender from Philadelphia the biggest test
of his young career.
By Robert Coster
“Old warriors never die” the saying goes and it was certainly true
Saturday night for former world champion Nate Campbell as he pulled out
an upset ninth round TKO victory over local favorite IBF #6 jr
welterweight Victor “Mermelade” Cayo in Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic. Campbell (35-9-1, 26 KOs), a battle-scarred 40-year-old who
had lost four of his last five fights, was considered a fairly safe
opponent for Cayo (27-3, 19 KOs) and it certainly appeared to be so in
the first four rounds with the young Dominican playing toreador to
Campbell’s bull. The old, self-styled “Galaxy Warrior” was constantly
being beaten to the punch by Cayo and it even seemed that referee
Roberto Ramirez might even stop the fight. Then, in the fifth round,
occurred the dramatic turnabout. One of Campbell’s wild, desperate
looping right hands landed flush on Cayo’s jaw. Victor fell to the mat
with such force that it looked like he might not get up but he did. A
suddenly fired-up Campbell went for the kill and the local fighter was
again knocked down. Cayo miraculously survived the round but the rounds
that followed were pure hell, as Nate just poured it on, punishing the
Dominican boxer with body shots, uppercuts and his trademark looping
rights. A succession of punches left Cayo completely dazed on his feet
in the ninth round and referee Ramirez wisely decided to call off the
carnage. A real stunner
In a clash of 6’8 heavyweights, unbeaten Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) showed he’s a force to be reckoned with after scoring a sixth round KO over Tye Fields (49-5, 44 KOs) on Saturday afternoon at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Wach sent Fields crashing to the canvas at 1:44 with a series of right hands to end it. Good give-and-take action up to that point.
MY THOUGHTS ON FRIDAY'S SHOBOX CARD
Diego Magdaleno is considered an up and
coming prospect making his second appearance on SHOBOX, The Next
Generation against the tough Fernando Beltran. Beltran had lost four of
his previous six fights but this was a fighter who had fought some of the
best and been a title contender. For Magdaleno, this was a substantial
test and Beltran had never been stopped. Magdaleno came into this fight
with only seven knockouts in his twenty one victories, so it would appear
that the power advantages lay with Beltran along with experience.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) deeply regrets that a great idol of our
organization loses his title on the scale, as he could not make the limit
of the super lightweight division today during the official weigh-in
ceremony in Houston, Texas.
Obviously the third time is a charm for Jelena
Mrdjenovich. The Edmonton fighter made up for two close decisions in a
hurry Friday night as she stopped Lindsay Garbatt (7-5-1 14KO) at 1:45
of the opening round at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton Alberta.
Mrdjenovich had lost pair of close decisions to the visiting fighter in
the past, dropping a split decision on home turf in 2010 and then
reliving the disappointment again last year with a majority decision
loss in Barrie Ontario.
by Butch Gottlieb
Now the question is, what is the WBC going to do with all of their
This is Mr. Pearson's answer when I posed the question to him.
Keep in mind that all of this is just regarding the WBC title. Thank goodness the WIBA has no such problems since they only have 1 real champion per weight class.
Unbeaten, world-ranked super featherweight Diego Magdaleno (22-0, 8 KOs)
scored a seventh round TKO over late sub Fernando Beltran Jr. (36-8-1, 20
KOs) at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
Zab Judah 138 vs. Vernon Paris 138
Venue: Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Victor “Mermelade” Cayo 140 vs. Nate Campbell 140
Campbell: “Victor’s got a big mouth. I’ll be doing my talking in the ring tomorrow night.”
Promoter: Manguita Promotions
HEATED RIVALS JOE SCHILLING AND SIMON MARCUS TO
REMATCH IN LION FIGHT MUAY THAI VI
Off the heels of their
winner-take-all showdown that began with fireworks and ended in
controversy, WBC Light Heavyweight (175 pounds) Champion Joe “Stitch ‘Em
Up” Schilling (12-2, 10 KO’s) of Los Angeles, Calif. and undefeated,
bitter rival Simon Marcus (23-0, 18 KO’s) of Toronto, Ontario Canada have
agreed to square off in a rematch in the main event of the next Lion Fight
WBC championship full-rules Muay Thai event at The Joint at Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, May 12.
Top-10 super featherweight contender and NABF champion Diego Magdaleno
(129.4) and Fernando Beltran Jr (130) weigh in for their Friday, March 23,
10-round super featherweight match that will be televised live by Showtime
Boxing from the Conference Center at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz.
After battling the best in the world everywhere from 130 pounds, where he won his world title in 2000, all the way up to 150 pounds, where he faced Oscar De La Hoya in 2008, former world champion Steve "2Pound" Forbes will make his return to the ring in his optimum weight class - junior welterweight - in a Fight Club OC headlining bout against veteran Emanuel Augustus on Thursday, April 12th.
This junior welterweight showdown, which is presented by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, will take place in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
"Anyone who knows Steve is aware that he's at his best at 140 pounds, and he's going to show that on April 12th," said Forbes' new advisor, John White. "Emanuel Augustus is a tough test, but Steve knows that it's now or never if he wants to move forward in his career."
Besides the Forbes vs. Augustus bout, the evening will also feature undefeated heavyweight prospect Alexander "The Great" Flores who at 7-0-5KO's will meet 3-3 tough guy Giavanni Sarran, and another heavyweight prospect, 16-1-10KO's Skylar Anderson will be back in the ring after a two year layoff. Others seeing action on a packed undercard include Newport Beach middleweight Stefan Lugo, Azusa's Danny Martinez, and in a bout that could be the main event on anyone else's card, 10-1 Ramon Valadez vs. 6-0 Kevin Hoskins.
Tickets priced at $50 are available online at www.fightcluboc.com.
Legendary Jake LaMotta attending
Living legend Jake "The Bronx Bull" LaMotta
has confirmed his attendance Sunday, April 1 at the inaugural New York
State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring
8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
MGM RESORTS ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET
Closed Circuit Tickets on Sale TODAY, Friday, March 23 at 10:00 A.M. PST
Three Las Vegas MGM Resorts properties will host live closed circuit
telecasts for "RING KINGS: MAYWEATHER vs. COTTO" on Saturday, May 5 as
Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo and The Mirage open their doors for the closed
circuit viewing. In addition to the world championship showdown between
the undefeated Seven-Time World Champion Mayweather and WBA Super
Welterweight World Champion Cotto, viewers also will have the opportunity
to witness WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez defend his
title against future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley in the co-main
"Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" is
promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto
Promotions. The 12-round WBA Super Welterweight World Championship fight
will take place Saturday, May 5 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. Canelo vs. Mosley is presented in
association with Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions.
"The Hebrew Hammer" Cletus Seldin heads back to the ring on Saturday, March 31st at Star Boxing's ROCKIN' FIGHTS 3, at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island.
The 25-year-old Seldin has turned heads in the New York City area with his stunning knockouts in his last three bouts, raising his record to 6-0-0 with five knockouts since turning pro in July 2011.
Recently signed to Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, plans are big for Seldin. "Cletus has the attributes to be very successful in boxing. Only six fights into his pro career and it's already obvious he has world-class knockout power and has a huge following. The fans are turning out in strong numbers and he's impressing them with his knockouts" said DeGuardia.
Advance tickets for ROCKIN'
FIGHTS 3, priced at $40, $50, and $100, are available through Ticketmaster,
800-745-3000). Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at
718-823-2000 or on their website
www.starboxing.com and through The Paramount Box Office, phone
631-673-7300. Doors will open at 6pm with the first bell scheduled for
Vyacheslav Senchenko vs. Pauli Malignaggi
Integrated Sports Media, the pound-for-pound king of sports distribution in North America, announced today that it will distribute the World Boxing Association ("WBA") Welterweight Championship fight between undefeated champion Vyacheslav Senchenko and No. 2-ranked challenger Pauli "Magic Man" Malignaggi, April 29 live from Donboss Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Senchenko vs. Malignaggi," presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET - 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVNfor a suggested retail price of only $29.95. Senchenko vs. Malignaggi will also be available via on-line PPV on www.Ustream.tv
"We're pleased to be presenting this interesting match-up to American fight fans," Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. "Senchenko is an unbeaten, highly- decorated boxer, as an amateur and pro, who most American fight fans have never had the opportunity to watch until now. Malignaggi is a charismatic, former world champion who has that Brooklyn swagger. It's a very interesting clash of styles and personalities. A solid undercard will soon be announced."
ERIK MORALES COMES IN HEAVY
By Felipe Leon
WBC super lightweight champion Erik Morales has apparently lost his title on the scale. Even a few days ago it was known he was struggling to make weight and after weighing in at 142 he immediately drank water and left 30 minutes later. They didn’t announce if he was going try to lose the excess weight. From all appearances he’s losing the title at the scale. Stay tuned…
Erik Morales 142 vs. Danny Garcia 139.5
Top-10 super featherweight contender and NABF champion Diego Magdaleno (C)
and his brother Jesse Magdaleno (R) arrived in Tucson, Arizona where this
Friday, March 23, Diego will face Fernando Beltran Jr in a 10-round super
featherweight match that will be televised live by Showtime Boxing from
the Conference Center at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz.
RE: SERGIO MARTINEZ VS JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.
Official Statement: Today was released by the media outlets a note where the agent of our WBC middleweight diamond champion, Sergio Martinez, says that negotiations with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s agent have ceased. When Chavez won the WBC middleweight title, discussions started where even our president, Don Jose Sulaiman, was offended, but the WBC has stuck to what was ordered during its last convention in Las Vegas, the same as both boxers. The negotiation period for the parties began on March 19th and will conclude on April 9th, to then have a purse bid on April 16th. If Sergio Martinez doesn’t take part in the negotiations he will be disqualified as mandatory challenger, but if Julio Cesar is the one who doesn’t take part he will be disqualified as champion. The president of the WBC is worried for this matter because both boxers have been supported in great way during their careers by the WBC. The WBC will wait for the negotiation period and the auction to conclude to decide what to do.
Andy Lee, Irish Kronk middleweight star (28w, 1l 20kos) declared this week
he wants a world title shot against World Boxing Council (WBC)
Middleweight Champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45w- 1d, 1nc 31kos) on June
16 at the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas.
PLUS 2 FEMALE IBF WORLD TITLE FIGHTS
The entire tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic is lit up with excitement over this Saturday’s professional boxing event at the Palacio de Los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Sampson Boxing and Manguita Promotions main event will feature Santo Domingo’s own Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (27-2, 19 KOs) taking on former unified lightweight world champion Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (34-9-1, 25 KOs) over 10 rounds.
Photo Mary Ann Owen
DeMarcus " Chop Chop" Corley 38-19-1,22 KOs will be fighting Luis Ernesto
Jose 30-8-2,25 KOs. on April 7th in L. B. Scott Auditorium , St Maarten,
Netherlands Antilles for the vacant International Boxing Organization
(IBO) International light welterweight title and the vacant UBC world
junior welterweight title.
ABNER MARES & ERIC MOREL FORMALLY ANNOUNCE WBC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD
Abner Mares and Eric Morel
held a press conference on Tuesday, March 20, at
Don Haskins Center in
El Paso, Texas, to formally
announce their upcoming showdown for the vacant World Boxing Council
(WBC) Super Bantamweight World Title on
Saturday, April 21, live on
p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Don Haskins Center.
American Boxing Productions has announced that the Tampa Bay Warriors
Fight Series is back!
Veteran trainer Jack Loew believes North American Boxing Federation ("NABF") "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) is vastly overrated and predicts his dynamic lightweight, "Dangerous" Dannie Williams (20-1, 16 KOs), will stop Lundy in the March 30th ESPN Friday Night Fights' 10-round main event at MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR BOTH FIGHTERS?
by Gerardo Lopez
Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez’s entire life has been about having nothing
to lose, everything to gain. As a kid, he always had to prove people
wrong. And because of these experiences, it is why he has been so
successful inside and outside the boxing ring.
Veteran boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia, founder and CEO of the Bronx-based
Star Boxing, will be the special guest speaker for Ring 8's monthly
meeting this evening (Tuesday Mar. 20 @ 7 PM/ET) at the historic
Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.
This past Saturday night at Bally’s in Atlantic City, Farah Ennis
outlasted Dion Savage in a spirited ten round Super Middleweight bout that
highlighted a seven bout card that was promoted by John Lynch’s Pound 4
Pound Promotions and can be seen On-Demand on
L/R: Unified Super Lightweight World
Champion Lamont Peterson, President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la
Hoya and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan pose
on March 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference
for their May 19, 2012 Unified Super
Lightweight World Championship rematch at the Mandalay Bay Events Center
in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be televised live on HBO World
El nombre de Saúl Álvarez que sigue creciendo como espuma en la bañera
Sin lugar a dudas uno de los astros que esta subiendo a pasos agigantados en el reconocimiento público es el tapatío, quien tiene la confidencia de subir al ring y ganar ante cualquiera, sus críticos alegan que es sólo un producto de la mercadotecnia en un pueblo hambriento de ídolos en el deporte del boxeo, y por lo tanto, tiene el compromiso con México de ganarle a Shane Mosley, la cual será su pelea más dura como professional.
On Wednesday night April 18th, Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions in
association with Greg Cohen Promotions presents a great night of boxing at
the Beautiful Robert Treat Hotel in downtown Newark.
European Super-Middleweight Champion James DeGale (11-1, 8 KOs) will make
his mandatory defence against Cristian Sanavia (45-5-1, 13 KOs) at the
Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn on April 21. The fight will be
USBA Welterweight champion and IBF #3 rated “Kid” Carson Jones has made a
career out of shattering his opponents’ dreams.
Before a house filled with Irishmen celebrating St. Patrick's Day, World Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez scored a dramatic come-from-behind knockout of a game Matthew "Mack the Knife" Macklin Saturday night in the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
"THE REAL Middleweight Championship - Get Your Irish Up," presented by DiBella Entertainment, provided fireworks on HBO and a strong Fight of the Year candidate in the main event. The 37-year-old Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) got off the canvas, albeit a controversial knockdown, in the seventh and then dropped Macklin twice at the end of the 11th round. Referee Eddie Cotton halted the action on the advice of Macklin's corner.
"It was a complicated fight," Martinez explained. "He wasn't open on defense. I knew it was a 12-round fight. I knew that it was only a matter of time. It's like chopping a tree - little by little - and I knew he would fall."
By: Gerardo Lopez
Matthew “Mack the Knife” Macklin (28-3-0, 19 KOs) was unable to have his own “Luck of the Irish” as a 5,000 plus sold-out crowd at the MSG Theater witnessed Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) prove once again he is the true middleweight champion at 160 lbs. The marvelous Argentinean was able to overcome a very close fight up until the start of the eighth round when he stepped on the gas pedal and powered his way to an 11th round TKO. The crowd atmosphere was fairly divided, half of them rooting for the Irishman Macklin and the other half chanting: “OLE, OLE, OLE, OLE, MARAVILLA, MARAVILLA” in support of Martinez.
MARTINEZ WINS DECISIVELY
Sergio Martinez brought his show to the Garden and put his Middleweight championship on line on Saint Patrick against the rugged Matthew Macklin. In a place where many of great middleweights have fought, Martinez brought his unique skills to the garden. Martinez came into the boxing world late and depended upon his athletic skills to get by but as he got more experience, he developed improved boxing skills to go with his hand and foot speed. Even at 37, he still had the speed but against Macklin; he was facing a tough fighter who ground out victories.
¡Ole Ole Ole! ¡Sergio, Sergio! ¡Ole Ole Ole!
El encabezado taurino es porque Sergio Martínez es argentino y sus fanáticos muy futboleros, por lo tanto, no dejaban de hacerle porra durante su pelea en el teatro del MSG de Nueva York ante más de 4000 almas en audiencia en un día 17 de marzo donde si no traes color verde te pellizcan, pues es la celebración de San Patricio. Y por cuestión de propaganda el rival del campeón mediano, (Diamante del CMB) es de familia que creen que esta fecha es de buena fortuna para que Matthew Macklin destrozara los planes del llamado "Maravilla" de seguir con su fama de ser el tercer mejor boxeador del planeta Tierra, sólo bajo la sombra de Money Mayweather y Pacquiao con los cuales quisiera medir talento.
Hay muchos participantes de mamporro que tienen muy poco en lo profesional, pero son temidos cuando sus oponentes escuchan su trayectoria amateur, es mas, los mismos campeones saben que están en peligro de hacer el ridículo, cuando miden talento con estas navajitas de rasurar, porque si tiene esta clase de aptitudes y no se desvían de la obsesión de ser alguien en el boxeo, es difícil que a largo plazo los puedan derrotar.
Everybody was “Goin’ Green” at the Thompson
Boxing Promotions’ “Night of Champions,” a private boxing show and dinner
gala held at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange County on Saturday night.
There was a new World Boxing Council (WBC) belt on the line in the main
event between Miguel Diaz (8-0, 3 KOs) and Austreberto Juarez (10-1, 2
KOs). “This will be for the WBC US Super Flyweight Championship,” Tellez
told me before the bouts began. The evening was a special event hosted by
promoter Ken Thompson that also included a charity donation to a youth
boxing club. There were many celebrity guests taking in the fights
World Ranked Cruiserweight contender BJ Flores will be keeping a close eye
on Italy today as he is line to meet the winner of the WBC Silver Belt
fight between fellow Italians Giacobbe Fragomeni and Silvio Branco.
Omar Figueroa (15-0-1, 11 KO’s) overwhelmed Ramon Ayala (22-3-1, 11 KO’s) with brutal body shots to score a second-round TKO in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation. In the co-feature, Randy Caballero (14-0, 7 KO’s) kept his perfect record intact with a tough unanimous decision victory over veteran Jose Luis Araiza (32-6-1, 23 KO’s) by the scores of 98-92 twice and 97-93 from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
Figueroa returned to ShoBox for his
second appearance on the series and earned another stoppage. In his usual
style, the all-action pressure fighter from Weslaco, Texas dominated Ayala
with power shots for nearly two full rounds before the fight was halted.
Ayala, of Morelos, Mexico, seemed to deal with the head shots, but the
body blows proved too much. Figueroa landed a left to the gut in the first
that staggered his opponent, but it was the left hook to the liver in
round two that spelled the beginning of the end. Figueroa, who threw more
body punches than his opponent by a tally of 19 to 2, followed the liver
shot with a barrage of shots to finish the taller Mexican. Ayala attempted
to hold but Figueroa let him drop to the canvas and referee Lou Moret
began the count. Ayala returned to his feet by the count of nine but
wobbled backwards and Moret ended the contest at 2:53.
JUAN MÁNUEL MÁRQUEZ AND BRANDON RIOS
Méxican legend and three-division world champion JUAN MÁNUEL MÁRQUEZ and undefeated former World Lightweight Champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS will headline a world championship pay-per-view event that’s so big its main events are originating from two different countries!
Márquez will go for an historic fourth
world title in as many different weight divisions when he takes on World
Boxing Organization (WBO) European junior welterweight champion SERGEY
FEDCHENKO for the vacant WBO interim 140-pound world title. Márquez-Fedchenko
will take place in México City’s brand new Arena México. Rios will
attempt to reclaim his old title when he rumbles with Cuban gladiator
and World Boxing Association (WBA) interim lightweight champion
RICHARD ABRIL in a battle for the vacant WBA lightweight title,
Saturday, April 14, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The
Márquez/Rios world championship event will be produced by Top Rank and
distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET /
6 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Tecate and AT&T, remaining tickets priced at $250, $150, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges, are available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Farah Ennis 170.2 – Dion Savage 170.4
No Way I'm Losing This Fight
Super middleweight Donovan "Da Bomb" George plans on turning St. Patrick's Day into a Greek holiday this Saturday, March 17, when he comes bearing the gift of leather for his opponent, Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez.
IBF #4-rated George (22-1-1, 19 KOs) and IBF #5-rated Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KOs) will meet in a 10-round co-main event entitled "Bombs Away" on DiBella Entertainment's "THE REAL Middleweight Championship - Get Your Irish Up" Sergio Martinez vs. Mathew Macklin fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC and televised live on HBO.
Edwin 'La Bomba' Rodriguez All In
Saturday night vs. Donovan George
Victor Conte joins Team Rodriguez
Four years of planning, hard work and dedication culminates Saturday night for Team Rodriguez as undefeated super middleweight Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez makes his HBO debut against Donovan George at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The International Boxing Federation's ("IBF") No. 3-ranked Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KOs) challenges IBF No. 11-rated, United States Boxing Association ("USBA") champion George (22-1-1, 19 KOs) in the co-feature supporting the Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin main event on the DiBella Entertainment-promoted St. Patrick's Day show, THE REAL Middleweight Championship - Get Your Irish Up.
By Gerardo Lopez
The real middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27
KOs) and Matthew Macklin (28-3-0, 19 KOs) weighed-in for their upcoming
bout this Saturday, March 17 at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New
York City. Martinez made weight at 157.6 lbs while Macklin weighted at 158
lbs. Martinez and Macklin will fight for the WBC middleweight diamond ring
belt tomorrow night. In addition, in one of the most anticipated HBO
opening fights, super middleweights Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez and Donovan
George both weighed at 166 lbs. These will be the only two televised
fights on HBO.
Team Kovalev blames Square Ring for a verbally agreed upon North American Boxing Federation "(NABF") title fight between unbeaten light heavyweights, challenger Sergey Kovalev and defending champion Ismayl Sillakh, to fall apart due to a contractual dispute. Sillakh-Kovalev, according to Kovalev's manager Egis Klimas, had been approved as the main event for a proposed April 27tht ESPN Friday Night Fights show in Atlantic City.
World famous personality Danny Bonaduce will once again
make his presence felt in the boxing world when he takes the microphone as
the master of ceremonies for “Battle at the Boat 86” Saturday, March 31 at
the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA.
Randy “El Matador” Caballero’s manager
Cameron Dunkin feels his fighter is at the top of a long list of
hugely talented Coachella Valley boxers who are ready to bust out and
contend for multiple world championships.
“League of Champions” Debuts Downtown
Story and photos by Michele Chong
Promising to bring boxing back to its fans,
there’s a brand new promotion staking claim in Los Angeles. Billed as
“League of Champions,” this special competition showcases a crop of
talented up-and-comers all hungry to make their mark center ring.
BACK ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP TRAIL
JERMAIN TAYLOR HEADLINES SPECIAL
EDITION OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
APRIL 20 FROM BEAU RIVAGE IN BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
ERISLANDY LARA VS. RONALD HEARNS IN CO-FEATURE
On Friday, April 20, DiBella Entertainment, in association with Golden Boy
Promotions, will present a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation
when former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain "Bad Intentions"
Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KO's) takes on the undefeated Caleb "Golden" Truax
(18-0-1, 10 KO's) in a 10-round middleweight matchup. In the co-featured
bout, former Cuban amateur star Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KO's) takes on
Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KO's) in a fight originally scheduled for February
11 as the co-feature to Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II, but that was
postponed after a Berto injury caused a postponement of the event.
SHOWTIME® will begin live coverage starting at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on
the West Coast).
Tickets are priced at $505, $355, $205, $125 and $65, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through the Madison Square Garden Box Office or through Ticketmaster, at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling (866) 858-0008. Call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577, or visit www.dbe1.com and @loudibella on Twitter for more information.
The card, which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, is entitled, "THE REAL Middleweight Championship - Get Your Irish Up", and features Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (48-2-2, 27KO's) defending his middleweight crown against Ireland's Matthew "Mack the Knife" Macklin (28-3, 19KO's). The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and will be televised live on HBO beginning 10PM ET/7PM PT.
photo Delane Rouse/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Lamont Peterson (Left) and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan (Right) pose on March 15, 2012 in Washington, DC at a press conference for their May 19, 2012 Unified Super Lightweight World Championship rematch at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
This Saturday night four members of Pound 4 Pound Promotions stable will
be in action as part of a big night of action at Ballys in Atlantic City.
UFC 145: JONES vs. EVANS
In five weeks, the most bitter and
long-running UFC feud since perhaps Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz II in
2006 will come to a dramatic conclusion. In the main event of UFC 145, UFC
Light Heavyweight Champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones collides with former
friend turned bitter rival ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans.
ABNER MARES VS. ERIC MOREL SUPER BANTAMWEIGHTCLASH HEADLINES SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
ON APRIL 21 WHEN WORLD CLASS PROFESSIONAL BOXING RETURNS TO EL PASO, TEXAS AT DON HASKINS CENTER
TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS SATURDAY!
In 2011, former Mexican Olympian Abner Mares left his mark on the
professional boxing world by winning and defending his first world
championship at bantamweight against former World Champion Joseph King
Kong Agbeko. Now, on Saturday, April 21, Mares will begin his quest for a
world title in a second weight class as he moves up in weight to take on
former World Champion Eric “Little Hands of Steel” Morel of Puerto Rico,
in a 12-round bout to be contested at 120 pounds at the Don Haskins Center
in El Paso, Texas which will be televised live on SHOWTIME®.
REMEMBERING JULIO GONZALEZ
By Michele Chong
Boxing forges many unbreakable bonds.
Eloy Perez has tested positive for cocaine following his fourth-round
stoppage loss to Adrien Broner in St. Louis on February 25.
LAMONT PETERSON AND AMIR KHAN SQUARE OFF IN HIGHLY ANTICIPATED REMATCH TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON
HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, fans at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., as well as those watching around the world, will see one of boxing's most intense grudge matches re-ignited when World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight Super World Champion and (IBF) Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont "Havoc" Peterson faces former Two-Time World Champion Amir "King" Khan in the highly anticipated rematch of their December 10, 2011 fight in Washington, DC in which DC native Peterson scored a title winning but controversial split decision victory over the United Kingdom's Khan.
Undefeated junior welterweight champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY
JR., in Palm Springs, Calif. training for his June 9 challenge of
boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, took time
out to discuss the No. 1 sports topic of the day, “March Madness.”
The April 14th fight card at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas will go
on but without Yuriorkis Gamboa.
In a night of firsts Anthony Coleiro (Shutek Promotions) has teamed up
with Go Fight Live to stream their upcoming International Heavyweight
Boxing show live online from the Gladstone Entertainment Centre in
Queensland on Saturday 17th March 2012.
The circuitous journey for Charlie Ota (19-1, 13 KOs), aka Charles Bellamy, comes full circle Saturday night in New York City as the 30-year-old junior middleweight makes his American debut, ironically, in the city in which he was born, nearly 6,800 miles from where he lives in Tokyo.
Ota faces veteran Gundrick "Sho-Gun" King (16-7, 11 KOs) in an eight-round bout on the undercard of "THE REAL Middleweight Championship - Get Your Irish Up" card, presented by DiBella Entertainment, Saturday evening (St. Patrick's Day) in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Dereck Chisora's boxing license has been withdrawn by the British Boxing
Board of Control (BBBofC) for his actions before and after his defeat by
Vitali Klitschko in Munich. Chisora slapped Vitali at the weigh-in, spat
water at his opponent's brother Wladimir before the bout and brawled with
David Haye after
the fight. "Dereck Chisora is not a fit and proper person to hold a
license," said BBBofC secretary Robert Smith.
THE GHOST RETURNS ON MARCH 31st
It's a fresh start with new chances for Youngstown, Ohio's
Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Lamont Peterson
(Left) and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan
(Right) pose on March 13, 2012 in London, England at a press conference to
officially announce their May 19, 2012 Unified Super Lightweight World
Championship rematch at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas,
Nevada which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing in
the United States and live on Sky Sports 1 HD in the United Kingdom.
Tickets to the Inaugural Fight Club OC MMA Saturday Series go on sale to the public today, at 11am PST, with the big Opening Night show set for Saturday, April 14th!
Now MMA fans all over Southern California and especially Orange County will have a three date series to give them their MMA fix in 2012, and the best young MMA fighters that Southern California has to offer will be in action in the Fight Club OC Cage. If you watched the opening show last Friday of The Ultimate Fighter you saw Vinc Pichel and Chris Saunders in big wins to make the show....and guess what, both fighters fought on Fight Club OC shows, and that's the kind of talent that will be on display each and every show.
To purchase tickets all priced at $50 go to www.fightcluboc.com and for information on the Fight Club OC MMA Saturday 12 person Private Suites, with all that you can drink and snack, for only $1,200, contact Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 949 760-3131. This is really OC's Ultimate Suite Experience.
The most feared puncher in boxing, International Boxing Federation ("IBF") No. 2 ranked Adonis "Superman" Stevenson, takes on World Boxing Council ("WBC") No. 2-rated Noe "El Carbonero" Gonzalez, April 20 on ESPN Friday Night Fights in a unification fight, as part of another installment of the popular Fast and Furious Series, live from the famed Bell Centre in Montreal.
At stake in the 12-round main event will be a lot of hardware, including Stevenson's IBF Inter-Continental, North American Boxing Organization ("NABO") and North American Boxing Association ("NABA") 168-pound belts, as well as Gonzalez' WBC Silver title.
Stevenson (17-1, 14 KOs) is coming off of his sensational Knockout of the Year candidate performance February 18, in which he destroyed Jesus Gonzales (27-1) in the opening round, which followed Adonis' impressive ninth-round stoppage of Aaron Pryor Jr. (16-4) last December. Both of these fights were part of the Fast & Furious Series, presented by Mise-O-Jeau and Videotron, at Bell Centre.
Three-time world champion Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria always feels at home fighting in the Philippines. He's looking forward to avenging his first pro loss and completing the Omar Nino Romero trilogy there March 31, headlining the "Island Assault 4: The Battle" pay-per-view-event, live from Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
"Island Assault 4:The Battle," presented by Solar Sports, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 PM/ET - 6:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. "Island Assault 4: The Battle" will also be available via on-line PPV on Ustream.tv at www.ustream.tv/integratedsports.ppv
Undefeated Colombian cruiserweight prospect Santander "Demolition Man" Silgado (20-0, 18 KOs) is the best boxer in the world few American boxing fans have heard of, at least until March 24 when he'll be showcased on the off-NBC Sports Network portion of the Zab Judah-Vernon Paris card at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn.
Silgado, now living in Brooklyn, will be fighting in the United States for only the second time in an eight-round bout against veteran Willie Herring (13-9-3, 4 KOs). The 26-year-old Colombian power puncher stopped Glen Williams by second-round TKO last December in a New Jersey club show.
Abraham Lopez Unleashes On March 16
Abraham Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) is young,
unbeaten and ready for more.
Team Sauerland regrets to inform boxing fans that Mikkel Kessler's next
fight in Copenhagen has been postponed to May 19. The Viking Warrior has
not yet regained the necessary fitness following last year's hand surgery,
forcing him to pull out of the April 14 clash with WBO Super-Middleweight
Champion Robert Stieglitz. Details about the new opponent will be
announced at a press conference next week. “I hate to
Last Wednesday, undefeated super middleweight Badou Jack "The Ripper" (10-0, 8 KOs) continued his march up the professional ranks with a solid six-round unanimous decision (scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56) over Tennessee's Grover Young (6-6-1, 3 KOs).
Fighting on the undercard of the sold-out Broadway Boxing event at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill in Midtown Manhattan, the 28-year-old prospect showed off his fearsome body attack and a strong array of punches during a rare opportunity to go the distance.
To his credit, Young hung tough, absorbing the fearsome blows of Jack, the former Olympian and six-time Swedish National Champion.
"The six opponents to beat Grover Young have only one loss combined. We
knew he was going to push Badou a little harder than his previous
opponents and we're very happy with the results. Badou kept to the game
plan and showed off the terrific skills he can rely on when he has to,"
said Jack's co-promoter, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing (Jack is
co-promoted by Warriors Boxing and DiBella Entertainment).
Timothy Bradley, the undefeated boxer who will challenge Manny Pacquiao on
June 9, has a mean hook. But his backhand needs work. Sunday, Bradley
stopped by the BNP Paribas Open, which is near his home in Palm Springs,
Calif. to watch a little tennis. He said doesn't play much anymore, not
since an ex-girlfriend used to crush him every time they took the court.
"This is a tough sport man, a tough sport," he said. "My problem is the
backhand, I just can't control it."
by Butch Gottlieb
The latest installment of the storied Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry saw Orlando “Siri” Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world championship with a 10th round technical knockout of Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico avoiding what could possibly have been another black eye for boxing as 2 of the 3 judges had the former champion, Lopez ahead after nine rounds. In the nine completed rounds Salido had thrown over 200 more punches then Lopez and landed over 100 more.
In the co-featured event on the Showtime televised fight, undefeated Mikey
Garcia (28-0, 24 KOs) scored an impressive seventh-round TKO over Bernabe
Concepcion (31-5-1, 17 KOs) from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan,
Salido Stops Lopez In 10th Round Classic
A title fight that has classic written all over it, Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez gave the fans a war. Salido retained the WBO featherweight title that he won from Juan Manuel Lopez last April, by stopping Lopez. Salido traveled once again to Puerto Rico, this time to defend his title.
Steve "2Pound" Forbes Now in LA!
By Michele Chong
Leaving the dark winters of Detroit behind
him, Stevie Forbes can now call sunny Los Angeles his home.
Middleweight contender Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) scored a second round KO
over Saul Duran (40-20, 33 KOs) at the Suburban Collection Showplace in
Novi, Michigan. The southpaw Lee, rated #2 by both the WBA and WBO,
dropped the 39-year-old Duran in round one and finished him :54 into the
second. The fight headlined the return of Emanuel Steward’s “Kronk Fight
Night” to the Detroit area.
SHOWTIME® SPORTS SPRINGS FORWARD
The Return of Antonio Tarver,
Abner Mares vs. Eric Morel,
STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix Final
Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II
SHOWTIME® Sports kicks off its
early spring boxing schedule with a rematch of one of last year’s most
shocking upsets and wraps it up with another rematch that promises to be
one of the year’s most exciting fights.
Malignaggi, Wohlman & Bash at
By Michele Chong
Malignaggi, Wohlman & Bash sounds like a law firm, doesn't it?
World middleweight contender Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (26-0, 20 KOs), rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Association ("WBA"), has been enjoying the sweet life since his last fight, in which the undefeated, rising star's HBO debut last November in Cancun resulted in a sixth round stoppage of Craig McEwan.
The 28-year-old bi-coastal resident of Los Angeles and New York City has been busy continuing to hone his skills, pushing his conditioning to the maximum, and marketing himself from coast to coast.
2004 U.S. Olympian Jason "Big Six" Estrada made a strong statement in tonight's main event, knocking out veteran "Diamond" Dominique Alexander in the second round, at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
"Who's Next?" was presented by Big Six Entertainment.
Estrada (18-4, 5 KOs), fighting out of Providence, showed more power than he had in the past against veteran Alexander (22-14-1, 10 KOs).
Healthy for the first time in years, after undergoing surgery to his elbow and ankle, Estrada delivered pain instead of suffering from it. "I felt good and knew that I was in good shape," Jason said after the fight. "The big difference was the time between my last fight, December. That's the big thing, staying active. I was lifting weights a lot with my father and it showed tonight. I hit him with a short right and left as he was going down. He was a tough kid who kept trying."
Resucitando una profesión de albricias en el boxeo de renta
Por Jaime Estrada
Como humanos no importa que tan bien nos vaya en lo que hacemos porque estamos expuestos a toda clase de errores de los cuales solemos arrepentirnos, porque a veces hay segundas oportunidades para remendarlos con toda la sinceridad en el alma, admitiendo la responsabilidad con todas las consecuencias que implica, dependiendo de la gravedad del problema.
Former world middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik of Youngstown, Ohio
returns to the ring on a Top Rank Live! fight card in the Illusions
Theater at the Alamodome on Saturday, March 31. Pavlik, 37-2, 32 KOs, will
take on Aaron Jaco, 15-2, 5 KOs, of Sarasota, Fla. in a 10 round bout.
“Kelly has been working very hard at his training camp in Oxnard, Calif.,
and hopefully this will be the beginning of his re-emergence into boxing
at the top level,” said Bob Arum of Top Rank. Chief trainer Robert Garcia
commented, “Kelly is ready. He is strong and he wants to get back into the
ring to compete.”
World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight World Champion Orlando
“Siri” Salido weighed in at 126 pounds during Friday’s weigh in at the
Verdanza Hotel in Isle Verde, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Salido will defend
his title against the man he dethroned, former world champ Juan Manuel
“Juanma” Lopez, on Saturday, March 10, LIVE on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from Roberto Clemente
Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender Mikey Garcia (left) tipped the scales at 126 pounds and his opponent, former featherweight title challenger Bernabe Concepcion weighed in 125 ½ pounds. Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and Concepcion (31-4-1, 17 KOs), of Metro Manila, Philippines, will square off in a 10-round featherweight co-feature. Additional preliminary bouts will be televised LIVE on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
No. 1-rated contender MIKEY GARCIA will risk his undefeated record, his NABF and NABO featherweight titles and his rating when he faces two-time world championship challenger BERNABE CONCEPCION on the Lopez-Salido II card which will take place Saturday, March 10 and will be televised live from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R. on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)
Update: Richard Contreras' Surgery Successful
The healing has begun.
It was just a year ago when then undefeated Super Middleweight Farah “The
Quiet Storm” Ennis was undefeated and carried the NABF Super Middleweight
WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (Left) and Six-Time and Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley (Right) pose in front of an estimated crowd of 15,000 people on March 8, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico at a press conference for their May 5, 2012 world championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be the co-feature to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto world championship mega-fight and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
Crowd? What crowd?
Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) will
return to the cruiserweight division following last month's exciting clash
with WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin. After long talks with
Hall of Fame Promoter Wilfried Sauerland, coach Ulli Wegner, Team
Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer and sports director Hagen Doering,
Huck made the decision to continue at cruiserweight, where he holds the
WBO title. His next opponent will be mandatory challenger and interim
champion Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs). Next up for Povetkin is the
mandatory defence against Hasim Rahman. The earliest date for a potential
rematch between Huck and Povetkin would be fall 2012. “We believe that
defending his WBO Cruiserweight Title is the best thing for Marco to do,”
Wilfried Sauerland said. “At the age of 27 he is still very young for a
boxer. He can always move up to heavyweight later.”
Tax case filed against boxing champ
Story courtesy of Yahoo! Sports
Philippine tax officials have filed a
criminal complaint against boxing champion and lawmaker Manny Pacquiao for
failure to submit documents to investigators looking into his tax returns.
The live webcast on WBCBOXING.TV, that was scheduled to show Daniel Geale
vs. Osumanu Adama for free, was being shown around the world against the
agreement of Gary Shaw Productions, forcing the stream to be cut off in
the U.S. and on the WBCBOXING.TV website.
By Ray Wheatley
IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (27-1, 15 KOs) scored a twelve
round unanimous decision over Osumanu Adama (20-3, 15 KOs) on Wednesday
night at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Geale outworked Adama to win by scores of 117-111, 115-113, 118-110.
EPIC NIGHT OF INSTANT CLASSICS ON BROADWAY BOXING
PEREZ PASSES MAJOR TEST
WINS IMPRESSIVELY OVER EL GATO
Wednesday night at the
famous BB King Blues Club and Grill in mid town Manhattan, DiBella
Entertainment presented a thrilling nine bout card, that left the sold-out
crowd in attendance begging for more.
Fres Oquendo Wants Seth Mitchell, Chris Arreola and
Any Other American Heavyweights
Watching Jean-Marc Mormeck get blown out by Wladimir Klitschko last weekend, the frustration was overwhelming for long-time heavyweight contender "Fast" Fres Oquendo (33-7, 22 KOs).
The Chicago-based fighter had soundly beaten Mormeck (everywhere but the scorecards) in Mormeck's adopted home of France in 2010. And that "victory" by Mormeck, coupled with another questionable win over former champ Timur Ibragimov, seemed to be the two fights that propelled Mormeck into the embarrassing Klitschko fight.
"I get robbed and he gets a title fight," said the angry Oquendo of Mormeck. "I beat him easily, but because we fought in his backyard I would have had to knock him out to win by split decision. I could have told you that would happen to him against Klitschko. He's not a real heavyweight. I played with him. And if you saw his fight with Ibragimov, he lost that one too (also held in France)."
"Manny Pacquiao for President in the Philippines?"
Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, Jr.
who have won 11 world titles between them, will go toe-to-toe for
Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship on
Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The
Pacquiao-Bradley world championship fight will be produced and distributed
by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
MACKLIN NOT INTIMIDATED
by Gerardo Lopez
Birmingham middleweightMatthew ‘Mack the Knife’ Macklin (28-3, 19 KOs) says he is ignoring the hype around Sergio Martinez and assured a victory. The 29 year old will battle Sergio Martinez in New York, 10 days from today, March 17 at the Madison Square Garden Theatre.
Photos Chris Farina/Top Rank
Top Rank President Todd du Boef (R) points to a photo of Yuriorkis Gamboa, who was a no-show during the press conference Tuesday in Los Angeles to announce his upcoming World Lightweight title fight with former world champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios (C), Oxnard, Ca., Saturday, April 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on HBO Championship Boxing as trainer Robert Garcia (L) looks on.
Former world champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, Oxnard, Ca. holds a photo of
Yuriorkis Gamboa, who was a no-show during the press conference Tuesday in
Los Angeles to announce their upcoming World Lightweight title fight,
Saturday, April 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on HBO Championship
On January 21st, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) kicked off the 2012 season of
the "Broadway Boxing" series with a thrilling sold-out event at Roseland
Ballroom in New York City. Now, less than two months later, the series
returns to midtown Manhattan, this time at BB King Blues Club and Grill.
While the venue might have changed, the results are the same: a complete
Former IBF world champion Amanda Serrano (14-0-1, 9 KOs) will challenge WBC super featherweight champion Frida Wallberg (10-0, 2 KOs) of Sweden at the Cloetta Center in Linkoping, Sweden on April 27th. The unbeaten Serrano never lost her title in the ring but instead made a business decision to give up the strap to challenge Wallberg.
The World Boxing Council was informed by Philippines boxing authorities
about an alleged fraud that took place during the bout between local Rey
“Boom Boom” Bautista and Mexican Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia who was
defeated by KO in the second round.
by Butch Gottlieb
Wladimir Klitschko retained his IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight
titles tonight at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany with a fourth
round knockout of former cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck and in
doing so got his 50th knockout passing Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey on the
all time KO list.
MY THOUGHTS ON "FNF"
Joan Guzman began his career as a knockout artist but as his career
proceeded, he turned into a slick boxer. Weight gain has jeopardize his
career as he often failed to hit the right weight for key bouts including
a few years back when a proposed bout for Nate Campbell lightweight title
went by the wayside when he failed to make weight.
For the vacant WBO/NABO super featherweight title
Vicente Escobedo (L) 129 vs. Lonnie Smith 130 (R)
The fight will be televised on tape delay on Telefutura tonight at 11PM.
Former junior featherweight and junior lightweight World Champion Joan
“Little Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular eighth round
KO over Jesus Pabon (17-2, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Westin Diplomat
Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Guzman dropped Pabon in rounds one, three and
four. Pabon was deducted a point for holding in round six. The fight was
stopped after Pabon was floored again with a left hand in round eight.
Time was 1:23.
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, which is headlined by the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title bout between Miesha Tate (L) and Ronda Rousey (R) and the lightweight bout between KJ Noons and Josh Thomsen, airs live on SHOWTIME from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio at 10pm ET / PT. Fans can also tune in to SHOWTIME EXTREME to see all prelim bouts at 8pm ET / PT.
SHOWTIME MAIN CARD
SHOWTIME EXTREME PRELIMS
For more info on Strikeforce, visit www.Strikeforce.com
WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. — son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez — will have to fight to stay out of jail … ’cause he was just charged with DUI stemming from an arrest earlier this year. TMZ has learned … the L.A. City Attorney has decided to hit Chavez with 3 misdemeanor charges … 2 for drunk driving and 1 for driving without a valid license. If convicted on all counts, JCC could face up to a year in county jail and a $1,000 fine. He’s due back in court to face the judge later this month.
Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing wishes to congratulate his fighter, WBA World Featherweight Super Champion Chris "The Dragon" John, for being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Boxing Association.
32-year-old John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) has defeated the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez, Derrick Gainer and Rocky Juarez while making 15 successful defenses over a WBA-record nine years of being champion.
"Chris John is truly an all-time great," said a proud Lewkowicz. "I am very happy the WBA has bestowed their highest honor on this most deserving champion and hero to his homeland of Indonesia."
John was presented his prestigious award by WBA President Gilberto Mendoza at their 19th Annual Awards Dinner in Panama City, Panama, in front of other boxing luminaries including former champions Ricky Hatton and Khaosai Galaxy.
If he is able to defend his title four more times, John will equal the record set by Panama's Eusebio Pedroza for successful featherweight title defenses.
Lewkowicz also wishes to announce that Sampson Boxing was awarded Recognition For Exceptional Performances in 2011 by the WBA and that one of his partners, Raja Sapta Oktohari of Mahkota Promotions of Indonesia, was awarded Asian Promoter of the Year.
"I am extremely happy and proud to see my company, my fighter and my good friend receive these awards from a fine organization like the World Boxing Association. It is my hope that I can continue to work closely with them to put on world-class boxing events all over the world. I sincerely thank Gilberto Mendoza and all the other members of their first-class organization."
On March 7th at BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York City, Delen
"Sniper" Parsley (6-0, 2KO's) and Boyd "Rainmaker" Melson (8-0, 4KO's)
will both take a step way up in competition and put their undefeated
records on the line when they square off in an eight-round junior
middleweight showdown on the latest installment of DiBella Entertainment's
(DBE) "Broadway Boxing" series.
PRESS TOUR WRAP-UP
Seven-Time and Five Division World Champion Floyd Mayweather and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto took their thrones from coast to coast as they announced their May 5 mega-fight which is taking place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. The three-city press tour culminated as boxing excellence came together in Los Angeles where Canelo Alvarez and Sugar Shane Mosley joined Mayweather and Cotto to announce their co-featured May 5 world championship bout, completing the "Ring Kings: Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto" royal court.
WBC Former World Champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (thailand) lost his title
by KO at 6 round by Sonny Boy Jaro (Philippines) in the WBC Championship
bout of Mar 02 in Chonburi, Thailand.
Una, dos, tres citas y listos para entrenar y esperar la batalla del 5
de mayo 2012
Desde hace algunos años se hablaba de un encuentro de Floyd Mayweather contra el Miguel Cotto pero la pelea nunca se materializo y todo quedo en simples suposiciones, pero caminando en las mismas sendas al parecer era cuestión de tiempo y el 5 de mayo por fin se verán las caras en una tarima brava en el MGM de Las Vegas por el titulo superwelter AMB en manos del hijo de Puerto Rico.
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"It is very important for us that people make conscience of the situation
but above all, to offer this girl the chance to have a brand new start by
giving them integral attention, which is to provide them with
psychological attention, residential program and education for their kids.
I can say that this institution is one of a kind, the idea is to make a
stronger love and attachment between mother and son" she said.
DERECK CHISORA has been banned indefinitely by the WBC for his behavior at the Vitali Klitschko fight. His promoter, Frank Warren, is unhappy and has penned an open letter to WBC president Jose Sulaiman exclusively for SunSport.
I wish I could accuse you of having double standards. But I can't, because I question whether you have any standards at all.
The way you have banned Dereck Chisora indefinitely, without even having the decency to call a hearing to establish the facts surrounding his recent bout against Vitali Klitschko, in my opinion shows you as a posturing, self-righteous egotist.
Yesterday, Matthew Macklin participated in an open workout before a packed
house of media at the Trinity Boxing Club in New York City. Macklin is
being trained by world-class trainer Buddy McGirt for his upcoming
middleweight championship bout live on HBO's "World Championship Boxing"
against Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March
17, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. With a little over two weeks
to go until the fight, Macklin looked to already be in phenomenal shape.
Catching Up With Kina Malpartida
By Michele Chong
Get used to seeing more of women's boxing
this year as the 2012 Olympic Games in London will feature female fighters
competing for the first time ever. Little girls hoping to lace up may have
more ring heroes to look up to after the Summer Olympics.
International Boxing Federation (IBF) / World Boxing Organization (WBO) /
World Boxing Association (WBA) super heavyweight champion WLADIMIR
KLITSCHKO (56-3, 49 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine, his Hall of Fame trainer
EMANUEL STEWARD, EPIX Sports executive Travis Pomposello and Tom Loeffler,
Managing Director of K2 Promotions, hosted an international media
conference call on Wednesday discussing Klitschko’s March 3rd world title
defense against two-time cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-4,
22 KOs), of Pantin, France. Klitschko vs. Mormeck is the third of three
heavyweight title fights broadcast live to the U.S. on three consecutive
Saturdays, exclusively on EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment
service. EpixHD.com will stream the fights live as part of a special free
trial offer for boxing fans
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing an exciting night of
action to the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. on Tuesday, May 15. It will
mark the UFC’s second trip to the Patriot Center, with the first being
held in front of a sellout crowd on Jan. 11, 2010.
Tickets Go On Sale
at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Rios vs. Gamboa will take place Saturday,
April 14, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The fight will be televised live
on HBO as the main event of World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:15
p.m. ET / 7:15 p.m. PT. The telecast will open with 10-round junior
welterweight collision between top-10 contenders “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO
and MAURICIO HERRERA.
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