Unbeaten WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) will defend against Osumanu Adama on February 1 at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo. Adama has a record of 22-3 with 16 KOs and is currently ranked #14 in the WBA ratings. He previously challenged for the IBF middleweight belt in March 2012, losing a unanimous decision to then champion Daniel Geale in Tasmania, Australia. Adama is promoted by CFC Promotions of Chicago.
Gennady Golovkin: “I’m very happy to return to Monte Carlo and excited to face Adama. I know he’s a very tough opponent and I’m looking forward to putting on another great performance for the fans in Monte Carlo and those watching around the world.”
Osumanu Adama: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to challenge boxing’s best,” said Adama. “I’ve already begun training and I will bring the titles with me back to Chicago on FEBRUARY 1.”
Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions: “Gennady is committed to staying active and fighting the toughest opponents willing to get in the ring with him. He’s anxious to make a quick return to the ring and looking forward to the challenge of defending his titles against Adama in Monte Carlo on February 1. Gennady has distinguished himself as among the most popular and most watched boxers in the world, far surpassing many other world champions in TV ratings this year.”
Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves: “Gennady is one of the hottest sporting athletes in the world and we’re honored to promote his return to Monte Carlo. His debut here in March was attended by celebrities from all over Europe including Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco as well as boxing legend Marvin Hagler, who all watched from ringside. With his spectacular power and amazing knockout ratio, Golovkin represents the very best of boxing. I couldn’t think of a more exciting fighter to top the bill in Monte Carlo, particularly as he did so well last time. And credit to the challenger, who is one of the few fighters willing to step in against Golovkin.”
IBF #1 heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (18-0, 9 KOs) returns December 14 in Neubrandenburg, Germany against 41-year-old Sherman “Tank” Williams (36-13-2, 19 KOs). Pulev is mandatory challenger to heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Williams is coming off a four-rounder on November 18 in North Carolina after pulling out of the Prizefighter Heavyweight tourney.
Results from the world championship tripleheader at the Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka, Japan are as follows:
In what was supposed to be a WBA/IBF super flyweight unification bout, IBF super flyweight champion Daiki Kameda (29-4, 10 KOs) lost a twelve round split decision to Liborio Solis (16-3-1, 7 KOs), but retained his IBF title since Solis, who lost his WBA belt on the scale, couldn’t make weight. The WBA title remains vacant. Scores were 115-113 Kameda, 116-112, 116-112 for Solis.
WBO champion bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda (29-0, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Immanuel Naidjala (17-1-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 119-109, 118-110, 117-111.
IBF minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama (26-6, 10 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Vergilio Silvano (17-3-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 118-110, 118-110, 120-108.
By Robert Coster
Photo courtesy of Michael Amoo-Bediako
Ghana is a country that has been prolific in producing talented boxers like Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, David Kotey, Joshua Clottey etc. The latest and most promising boxer to hail from the West African nation is 26-year-old lightweight prospect Richard Commey (16-0, 16 KOs). Not surprisingly, Commey comes from Bukom, a township that has been the birthplace of Ghana’s greatest boxing stars. In March 2014, Commey is scheduled to fight Derry Matthews in the United Kingdom for the Commonwealth title and a victory will no doubt propel him into the world rankings. Continue reading
Future Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. is definitely not fighting against Bobby Gunn on the December 18 boxing card at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. However, the fight card will go on as scheduled with Bobby Gunn headlining. Word is former world champion Glen Johnson could step in as a replacement for Jones.
This Wednesday, WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade will be honored by his home state of Rhode Island for his championship victory over Vanes Martirosyan on November 9th in Corpus Christi, Texas. Andrade, 20-0 will be receiving his recognition at the Rhode Island State house at 4:30 pm eastern.
Amir Khan joins the Showtime announce team as a guest analyst on Saturday, substituting for regular analyst Paul “Magic Man” Malignaggi who headlines the event versus Zab Judah. Khan has stopped both fighters.
As far as Khan’s next fight is concerned, Floyd Mayweather remains at the top of the list. “He is undefeated and I want to be the one to defeat him,” Khan was quoted as saying The National. “I have been training very hard for the past 8-10 weeks. My next fight will be in May 2014, and I hope it’s against Mayweather. My team are working to make this happen, but I am not focusing on it. My aim is to focus on my training and get as fitter and stronger as I can.”
Featherweight contender Roberto Marroquin of Dallas will have his Media Day at the Vivero Boxing Gym, 2107 Balboa Drive, Dallas, on Wednesday December 4 to work out and talk about “my biggest fight ever,” a rematch with Daniel Diaz of Managua at the WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Saturday, December 7. Roberto will be in the gym with his famous Texas trainer, Paul Reyes.
“I know what the stakes are in this fight. I must win this one,” Marroquin said from training camp today. “I thought I did enough to beat Diaz the first time but it was scored the other way. Now I must win decisively.”
Marroquin vs Diaz is scheduled for 10 rounds and the fight will be on Solo Boxeo Tecate program televised live on UniMas.
There will be eight bouts on the card. Tickets for the “Red River Rumble” at the WinStar World Casino are $100 VIP, $55, $35 and are available at Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000.
Heavyweight star Dereck Chisora begins his 2014 world title campaign on Saturday 8th February at London’s Copper Box Arena and aims to end the year as world champion. Chisora finished off Czech Ondrej Pala inside three rounds at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night to successfully defend his WBO Intercontinental belt and add the Vacant WBA International title to add to his European crown.
British Champion David Price is obligated to face Chisora on February 8th at the Copper Box Arena, as per the terms of the purse bid won by promoter Frank Warren, if Price withdraws from the fight then Chisora hopes he can entice rival Tyson Fury into the opposite corner next to avenge his July 2011 points loss. Continue reading
This past Saturday light welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs) inched closer to a world title shot with a 10-round unanimous decision against Hector Velazquez (55-20-3, 38 KOs), a fight that took place at the Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Dulorme who is promoted by Team Puerto Rico, a collaboration of Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, will likely be in a title elimination bout in his next fight. Rated WBC #6 and WBA #5, Dulorme feels he’s ready to step up. Continue reading
By Karl Freitag
The last quarter on 2013 has been one to remember with major televised boxing events every weekend. This weekend is no exception as both HBO and Showtime go head-to-head with world championship boxing, plus Friday night boxing returns with two televised cards.
After dominating Saturday night boxing with ten telecasts over the last eleven weeks, HBO will wrap up its year with a tripleheader featuring the return of WBA/WBO junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux against former champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko. It’s Rigondeaux’s first fight since shocking Nonito Donaire in April. The undercard features a very interesting jr middleweight clash with unbeaten Glen Tapia in tough against James Kirkland, plus middleweight Matthew Macklin vs. Lamar Russ.
Meanwhile, flip the channel to Showtime, which largely conceded the prime boxing months of October and November to rival HBO. CBS-owned premium network finally returns to the airwaves with a quadrupleheader topped by an all-Brooklyn welterweight clash between former champions Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah. The undercard features three world title fights. IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander defends against Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout meet for a vacant WBA interim super welterweight belt, and WBC super middleweight beltholder Sakio Bika defends against Anthony Dirrell. Continue reading
Felix Sturm: “I believe I’ll beat him clearly. I have great experience in big fights and I’m in fantastic shape. Trust me, my time is far from over and whoever thinks I’m done is making a big mistake. I re-dedicated myself to the sport I love and it paid off. I had no trouble making weight. I’m as fit as they come. He’ll be in for a surprise on Saturday night. I can’t wait!”
Darren Barker: “There is zero chance I will lose this fight. I know what I have to do to beat Felix, who has been a great champ, but it’s my time. It wasn’t long ago that I won and I’m defending nice and early which is great. I want a long and active reign as champion.”
Fritz Sdunek, Trainer Felix Sturm: “We had a great camp, Felix is in amazing shape. On Saturday, he’ll make history and become Germany’s first four time world champion.”
Tony Sims, Trainer Darren Barker: “The styles are going to gel, they’re both intelligent fighters and Darren is looking forward to his first defence.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Venezuelan WBA regular super flyweight champion Liborio Solis had his belt stripped after failing to make the weight on Monday. Solis three pounds over the 115 pound limit ahead of his unification bout against Japanese IBF jr bantamweight world campion Daiki Kameda. Solis reweighed later but was still 2.5 pounds heavy. He did not come back for a third time. Kameda can still win the WBA belt on Tuesday if he beats Solis.
World amateur middleweight champion Ievgen Khytrov arrived at JFK this weekend where he was met by his New York promoter Dmitriy Salita. Khytrov will hit the fast track December 18 at Manhattan’s Webster Hall when he makes his pro debut as the main event on Salita’s Star of David card. Khytrov, 25, has over 500 amateur fights starting at age 13. His knockout record is over 80%. The highlight of his career was when he captured the world amateur middleweight championship in 2011 defeating 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Ryota Murata of Japan in the finals.
The low point of his career came in the first round of The London Olympics when he faced British team member Anthony Ogogo. “Ogogo won the first round. I started slow,” said Khytrov. “But I knocked him down in the second and third rounds. When they gave Ogogo the decision, even the local English crowd jeered.”
Salita is very excited about promoting Khytrov. “This guy is such a hard puncher with a thrilling style. We think Ievgen will become extremely popular in a very short time.” Continue reading
Light middleweight Jack Culcay (15-1, 10 KOs) is the latest addition to the undercard for the vacant WBA world light heavyweight title clash between Juergen Braehmer and Marcus Oliveira on December 14. The 28-year-old, who regained the WBA Intercontinental Title in October, is set to defend against Dieudonne Belinga (11-3) at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
However, there has been one big change in “Golden Jack’s” team: Fritz Sdunek is no longer part of it, replaced by renowned British coach Gary Logan. Moritz Klatten, Culcay’s manager: “Fritz Sdunek is one of Germany’s most respected and successful coaches. Though, due to commitments to other fighters, he could not focus enough on Culcay in the recent past. Therefore, we have split with him by mutual agreement.” According to Klatten, Logan is the perfect replacement to Sdunek. “He has already trained and seconded world-class boxers such as George Groves and David Haye. We believe that Jack will progress under his tutelage.”
By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
38-year-old Paul Spadafora (48-1-1, 19 KOs) failed to match Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 unbeaten record as he was outworked and outpointed in a twelve round majority decision loss to Johan Perez (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in a fight for the vacant WBA interim super lightweight championship on Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia. Continue reading
It was his biggest challenge to date. But even the most renowned boxing webs concluded that Ondrej Pala’s (32-4) chances for a breakthrough result in his clash with the controversial Briton Dereck Chisora (19-4) were marred in the same controversial fashion when the referee Jan Christensen surprisingly waved the fight off just before the end of the 3rd.
“I don’t want to be a sore loser, as I’m perfectly aware of the mistakes which I’ve made in the fight, but on the other hand, I still think that to end a fight in such a questionable and indefinite manner is something which no fighter on this world deserves,” says the 29-year old Prague fighter from the Medea Boxing Team in his interview with Profiboxing.cz Continue reading
By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Renzo Novara
World ranked Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr (37-4-1, 22KOs) made a triumphant return home to Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, as he jam packed the State Auditorium and gave his hometown a show by stopping the fussy Ivan Hernandez (29-5, 23KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia, in the seventh round of a scheduled ten. The main event capped off a multi-bout fight card witnessed by over a couple of thousand fight fans following the son of the biggest hero to come out of Mexicali, former world champion Jorge “Maromero” Paez Sr. The night was broadcast live in Mexico by the Azteca channel and presented by Zanfer Promotions. Continue reading
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photo: Jeff Julian
Rising heavyweight star Travis “My Time” Kauffman (27-1, 20KOs) barely had time to break a sweat as he dropped late replacement Jason Barnett (14-15, 7KOs), three times en-route to a knockout at 2:09 of the opening round to capture the vacant WBU Intercontinental title on Saturday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
“The first Body shot I hit him with hurt him. I knew my power was tremendous going into the fight,” said the satisfied Kauffman afterward. “I was hurting everybody in camp. I hurt Tomas Adamek a couple of times. The ring work with Adamek, really helped me with this fight. I was preparing for Manuel Quesada, but as soon as he was out of the fight and Jason Barnett took it, I thought it was perfect because Jason Barnett uses his jab well just like Adamek does. The body shot was perfect. Of course, Barnett is no Adamek, but I went in there tonight to seek and destroy, and that is exactly what I did.” Continue reading
WBC heavyweight champion and opposition party leader Vitali Klitschko defused a potentially fatal confrontation between protesters and police on Sunday in Kiev, Ukraine. Protesters were planning to storm the Presidential Administration building, but Klitschko forcefully warned the protesters to get back and not fall into a trap. With that, the mob scene broke up. Klitschko is running for president in the next election and showed real leadership here. (Big thanks to Andrij)
During the recent WBC annual convention in Bangkok, Thailand, the World Boxing Cares arm of the WBC visited the Phyathai Home for Babies, an orphanage in the Nonthaburi province on the outskirts of Bangkok. Boxers Manuel Charr, Nigel Benn, Humberto “Chicquita’ Gonzalez, Scott Welch, Jelena Mrdjenovich and Patrick Dobroschi were all on hand to donate gifts and supplies to the orphanage and spend time with the youngsters.
Former world IBF super middleweight champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (26-4, 18 KOs) returned to the ring on Saturday night, scoring a third round TKO over against local fan favorite Martin Verdin (20-17-2, 11 KOs) in a super middleweight clash at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Following an almost three-year layoff, it was Lacy’s first fight since his disappointing loss to Dhafir Smith on December 11, 2010.
By James Slater
Liverpool’s Tony Bellew gave it a go against the hard-hitting and skilled Adonis Stevenson, yet “Bomber” was himself bombed out in what turned out to be a one-sided fight. Speaking with Sky Sports after his 6th-round stoppage loss, Bellew said he feels it may be time for him to move up in weight.
“It wasn’t supposed to be,” Bellew said of his challenge of Stevenson. “Maybe it’s time for me to jump up in weight now. Someone else has recently jumped up in weight and it might be time for me to do it. Might it have been one too many [fights at 175-pounds] for me? I was feeling them tonight and it’s not like me to feel shots. Tonight I did.” Continue reading
By Boxing Bob Newman
Fightnews has been updated on the future of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, who was given until November 30 to decide if he will be defending the WBC belt at the recent WBC Convention. According to WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman, the situation with Klitschko is as follows:
“The WBC board of governors has accepted to extend the time until december 15 to have the final decision regarding the heavyweight division. The Holiday season was fundamental for this delay in communications.”
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (37-4-1, 22 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Ivan Hernandez (29-5, 23 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, BCN, Mexico. Paez dropped Hernandez with a left hook to the chin in round four, then finished him with the same punch in round seven.
While celebrating his victory, former multi-division world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales, entered the ring and challenged “Maromerito” to a fight. Paez agreed immediately. According to promoter Zanfer, if negotiations go smoothly, this fight could take place in March 2014, possibly in Mexicali or Tijuana, hometowns of “Maromerito” and “Terrible” respectively.
In a big upset, South African super flyweight Zolani Tete (18-3, 16 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over former IBF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez Jr (17-2-1, 9 KOs). The bout was an IBF eliminator. Tete dropped Sanchez in round five, but Sanchez returned the favor in round six. photos
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Rising heavyweight star Travis “GW Hope” Kauffman (27-1, 20Ko’s) barely had time to break a sweat as he dropped late replacement Jason Barnett (14-15, 7Ko’s) three times en-route to a knockout at 2:09 of the opening round to capture the vacant WBU Intercontinental title on Saturday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
Kauffman looked determined to make a statement and he pressed the attack right from the opening bell. The late replacement Jason Barnett looked to jab his way around the ring, but Kauffman did not give him any room. Barnett tried to slide to his left, and out of punching range but a hard right hand to the ribs from Kauffman sent him face forward to the canvas. Barnett looked in bad trouble as he reached his feet at the count of eight and began to retreat while trying to Keep GW Hope at bay. It would not make a difference as Kauffman would not let Barnett off the hook and sent him to the canvas for the second time with a double right hand up top. Again it didn’t look like he was going to make it to his feet. This time he heard his corner telling him to get up, the round was almost over. He rose to his feet, but Kauffman stepped up the onslaught and Barnett was forced to cover in a corner. Seeing his prey was in bad shape, Travis Kauffman unleashed four unanswered shots and Jason Barnett fell to the canvas for the third and final time, giving the Reading, PA native the knockout victory at 2:09 of the opening round. Continue reading
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Panamanian former WBA world champion Vicente “El Loco” Mosquera (33-3-1, 18 KOs) lost a twelve round unanimous decision against Mexican Javier Prieto (24-7, 18 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Arena Teofilio “Panama” Al Brown in Colon, Panama. Scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 115-112 as Prieto claimed the WBC lightweight silver belt. Mosquera, who was down in round twelve, apparently fought the entire fight with an injured shoulder.
In the co-feature, Panamanian two-division former world champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero (37-5, 24 KOs) won by TKO in two rounds against Nicaraguan Jimmy Aburto (14-3-2, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC Latino featherweight title .
Charlie Navarro TKO8 Miguel Callist (welterweight)
Jose Miranda W8 Pablo Vasquez (welterweight)
By Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos: Herby Whyne
In a grudge match, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (22-1, 19 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over mandatory challenger Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stevenson stalked Bellew the entire fight, finally dropping Bellew in the sixth with a big left hand. Stevenson then pummeled Bellew to get the referee’s stoppage. Time was 1:50. “The dwarf knocked him out,” said Stevenson afterward.
Undefeated WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) showed why he such a force in the division and all of boxing Saturday night by destroying Ismayl Sillakh (21-2 17KO) with the first defense of WBO 175 pound belt. Sillakh stayed on the perimeter of the ring for the first wound and showed good movement before a Russian missile attack was launched in the second with the final time being at :52 seconds. One right hand removed whatever doubt there may have been in this one, crushing the challenger down into the canvas. Sillakh managed to beat the count, but it was merely academic as he pounded by a greater attack than the original onslaught. Kovalev told the crowd he’d be more than willing to fight Stevenson or any of the other champions within the division in next fight.
The table is now set for a showdown between Stevenson and Kovalev. Continue reading
38-year-old Paul Spadafora (48-1-1, 19 KOs) failed to match Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 unbeaten record as he was outworked and outpointed in a twelve round majority decision loss to Johan Perez (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in a fight for the vacant WBA interim super lightweight championship on Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia.
In his first world title fight in over a decade, Spadafora got off to a good start displaying the nifty boxing style he is known for. Perez cut Spadafora over the left eye in round four and also won round five. Spadafora cut Perez over the right eye in round six, but Perez continued to be busier. “The Pittsburgh Kid” was often beaten to the punch in the middle rounds, however Spadafora rallied late. Scores were 115-113 Perez, 114-114, 117-111 Perez.
Welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Hector Velazquez (54-20-3, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
In the co-feature, super bantamweight Orlando del Valle (18-1, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jose Beltran (21-30-2, 12 KOs).
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat
Do you know our immortal fistic hero named Tsuneo “Piston” Horiguchi? He was active between 1933 and 1950, having gained the Japanese feather thru middle belts to compile a great mark of 142-26-15, 87 KOs. He fought abroad in Hawaii in only five bouts (unbeaten) in 1936, and his real power at the prime wasn’t tested at that time. The uncrowned champ registered 49 consecutive victories, which is still the unbeatable record here in Japan. Horiguchi was called “Piston” due to his perpetual motion like Henry Armstrong.
Like Piston, an elongated southpaw Tadashi Yuba will be immortally remembered as a sort of local hero since he scored an unparalleled record of having acquired Japanese national belts in five divisions from the lightweight category up. The six-footer Yuba (45-8-2, 32 KOs), 153.5, barely retained his Japanese super-welter belt as he struggled to eke out a hairline split verdict (96-95, 97-95, and 95-96) over perennial contender Yoshihisa Tonimura (16-9-4, 4 KOs), 154, over ten furious rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading
Heavyweight contender Derek Chisora (19-4, 13 KOs) scored a questionable third round TKO over Ondrej Pala (32-4, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box in London. Pala landed some big shots in rounds one and two, but Chisora rocked Pala late in round three and Pala ended up facing a corner where he was rabbit punched by Chisora. The foul was ignored and the bout was quickly waved off by Danish referee Jan Christensen in Chisora’s favor. Another quick and controversial stoppage in a British ring. Pala seemed OK to continue.
Highly touted super middleweight Frank Buglioni (11-0, 8 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Sten Horvath (11-2, 3 KOs). Two knockdowns in round eight ended it. The win gets Buglioni a spot in the top 15 of the next WBO rankings. Time was 2:53.
Unbeaten welterweight Bradley Skeete (14-0, 4 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over former IBO titleholder Colin Lynes (37-11, 12 KOs) in a clash for the vacant BBBofC English belt. Scores were 96-94, 96-93, 97-93. The bout was refereed by Howard Foster of Froch-Groves fame.
Photo: Mary Ann Owen / Fightnews.com
Friday at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas, Louis Raposo, a boxing gym owner from Calgary, Canada presented trainer/former world champ Roger Mayweather with a painting of Floyd “Money” Mayweather. One of Raposo’s students known as A.J. painted it. Roger loved the painting and is going to have it framed to hang in his home but he quickly confessed (laughing) that when his nephew Floyd sees it he will take it.
Raposo’s gym, Impact Boxing & Fitness (www.impactboxingandfitness.com) located in Calgary sustained over $100,000 in damage from the last flood., he said that he is trying to rebuild the gym where he trains many unprivileged & troubled youths.
Jeff Lacy 174.3 vs. Martin Verdin 174.9
Travis Scott 162 vs. Donald Clark 162
Justin Thomas 168 vs. Anthony Bowman 162.3
Regis Prograis 151 vs. Miguel Alvarez 149.8
John Revish 145.7 vs. Demond Brock 144.8
Venue: Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Doors 7pm ET, First Bell 8pm ET
The latest from down under is that the unification bout between Indonesian Chris John, the reigning WBA featherweight world champion, and IBO featherweight world champion, South African, Simphiwe Vetyeka scheduled for Friday December 6 in Perth, Australia could be in jeopardy.
News is the deal for this fight was made and finalized without Vetyeka’s manager, former IBF and IBO world champion Lovemore Ndou’s knowledge and consent. Upon finding out about this Ndou has threatened to take legal action against the boxer and any other party that purports to promote/ manage or sanction this fight involving his fighter without his written consent.
According to Ndou he signed a two year management agreement with Vetyeka in 2011. This management agreement automatically extended for another two (2) years following Vetyeka’s win over Daud Cino Yordan for the IBO world title on 14 April 2013 by virtue of a clause in that agreement which states that:
Unless the boxer gives the manager a notice in writing no more than ninety (90) and no less than thirty (30) days prior to the expiry of the term, then this agreement shall automatically extend for two (2) years. Further, should the Boxer be declared a World champion at any time, by either the WBC (World Boxing Council), WBA (World Boxing Association), IBF (International Boxing Federation) and the IBO (International Boxing Organization) during the term of this Management Agreement, then this agreement shall automatically extend for two (2) years. Continue reading