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- Postfight interview: Vyacheslav Glazkov
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Les Sherrington and Yori Boy Campas came face to face at the final press conference today at Lauxes restaurant. Both camps are highly confident that they are going to take out the win and it has really set the scene for a great spectacle. With trainer and manager Joe Diaz stating that, “Yori Boy has had a hard training camp for this fight, we have taken it back to the ‘olden style’ by chopping wood and shoveling gravel, we have come to win.”
However Sherrington remains confident and isn’t fazed by Mr Diaz comments saying he is in the best shape of his life for the biggest fight of his life. “This has been a great preparation, I’m in the best shape of my life for the biggest fight of my life and I cant wait for Saturday night.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
In a nationally televised bout, Australian-based South African cruiserweight Pieter Cronjie (13-5-1, 9 KOs) will be in action Wednesday against Oscar Siale (14-11, 4 KOs) of New Zealand over ten rounds at the Challenge Stadium at Mt Claremont, Western Australia. Sam Davidson, the manager of Cronjie said, “Cronjie has trained hard for Siale and despite beating him in 2010 we are expecting a tough fight. Cronjie is scheduled to challenge Daniel Ammann for the Australian championship on September 7th, so this fight is important.” Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Main Event Pay-Per-View.
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
Former three-division world champion Robert Guerrero and undefeated number one rated WBC welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin showed their skills on Tuesday at San Jose Boxing & Fitness during a public media workout in preparation for Saturday’s clash for the vacant WBC interim welterweight world championship at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
Both fighters shadow boxed and Guerrero also hit the hits (held by his father and trainer Ruben Guerrero) as well as the speed bag. Both also signed autographs for local fight fans. Click here for more photos
UFC Returns To Toronto – Tickets On Sale This Week: The first-ever UFC flyweight champion will be crowned in Toronto when Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson battle for the belt! Plus, Brian Stann and Michael Bisping collide, and former champion BJ Penn makes his return to the Octagon to take on Canada’s own Rory MacDonald! UFC 152 presented by Assassin’s Creed III – Saturday, Sept. 22 live at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesay, July 25
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.
Photos: PR Best
“The War” between former two time world champion Rafael Marquez and former superbantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on August 4 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was postponed due to an injury suffered by Marquez in his right hand.
“Rafael Marquez is injured and he will not fight on August 4 because he needs recovery and we have postponed the show”, Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions vice-president, said. “This happens in boxing. We have the same situation in 2010 when Marquez was going to fight against Juanma Lopez. He suffered an injury and the fight was postponed from September to November.”
Rivera said that “we have a tentative date, October 6 in the same venue, coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. We are working from now for this card.”
As for the fight between former world titlist, Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Miguel Beltran Jr., for the WBO NABO junior lightweight title, Rivera said that “we are looking to make this bout in late August.”
Former world champion Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-5, 16 KOs) has challenged undefeated Polish heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs). Wach’s promoter, Mariusz Kolodziej (Global Boxing), recently announced that Michael Grant wouldn’t be fighting Wach as previously planned, and they are searching for an opponent to fight in September. Liakhovich feels that he is a perfect gatekeeper for Wach, who is rated #4 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), to test himself against. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordeor
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez
Today Golden Boy Promotions and Televisa held a press conference in Mexico City for WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Josesito Lopez on September 15 in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez: Fights are won with hard training and I should not underestimate any opponent. I always prepare to fight anyone put in front of me and I’m ready for anyone!
Josesito Lopez: No fighter is unbeatable and we must find a way to win. I’m going up in weight, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win. I’m Mexican-American with Mexican blood and fight like a Mexican.”
The conference was also attended by WBC featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez and WBO former world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, who collide in the co-feature.
Daniel Ponce de Leon: Johnny is a very strong champion. I’m training hard for a great fight.
Jhonny Gonzalez: I want to face the best fighters. Ponce is one them! more photos
Three of Philadelphia’a brightest up-and-comers will be on display Friday on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights in Atlantic City, N.J., when Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports presents, “Title Wave,” live professional boxing from Resorts Casino Hotel. In addition to main eventer “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs), 29-year-old super middleweight prospect Farah Ennis (19-1, 12 KOs), who will star in Friday’s nationally-televised 10-round co-feature against Richard Pierson, and bantamweight Miguel Cartagena (5-0, 3 KOs), who will put his unbeaten record on the line against Jose Rivera in a six-round bout.
Perhaps the most unique angle with three Philadelphia fighters on Friday’s card is the fact each one is from a different neighborhood. Lundy was raised in South Philadelphia, where he got his start in boxing by knocking out a would-be bully in the streets. Ennis grew up in Germantown, a small neighborhood in the northwest section, and Cartagena was raised in North Philadelphia – the birthplace of Joe Frazier – where roughly half the population lives below the poverty line. (more…)
Floyd Mayweather’s close friend “50 Cent” a.k.a. Curtis Jackson has reportedly formed TMT (The Money Team) Promotions and been licensed to promote fights in New York. A application is also pending in Nevada. In addition to promoting or co-promoting the fights of Floyd Mayweather (who already owns Mayweather Promotions), it is expected that the company will sign Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell.
Mayweather is scheduled to be released from the Clark County Detention Center on August 3.
No Olympic boxers have been sighed yet, but Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime and CBS Sports have announced that they’ll team up to showcase standout boxers from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games making their professional debuts live on the CBS Television Network. The initial live boxing broadcasts, which will be produced by SHOWTIME Sports, include two dates, Sunday, October 14 and Saturday, December 15 with additional dates to follow. “It is a great pleasure for Golden Boy Promotions to be working with CBS on this exciting network television opportunity for these young athletes,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “It is a chance of a lifetime and a guaranteed career jumpstart for some of these fighters to be able to make their professional debuts in front of millions of viewers on the CBS Television network.”
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