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Undefeated heavyweight boxer Mariusz Wach registered the lowest weight of his professional boxing career when he stepped on the scale today at 245.5 pounds for his highly-anticipated, sold out clash with “The Clones Collosus” Kevin McBride tomorrow at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., McBride weighed in at a career-high of 296 pounds, which is 11 pounds heavier than he weighed for his fight with Tomasz Adamek three months ago. (more…)
Unbeaten jr. welterweight Jose Benavidez, Jr. has returned to Hollywood, California’s Wild Card Boxing Gym, to prepare for his upcoming fight with trainer Freddie Roach. Benavidez, Jr. is scheduled to fight on September 17 th at the Bluewater Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona, and will be featured as the co-main event on this nationally televised card, alongside Mercito Gesta (22-0-1, 21KOs). Their respective opponents are TBD. Benavidez will again be donating a portion of his purse for this fight to Phoenix Children’s Hospital as well. “We started training at the Wild Card this week, and look forward to staying focused, and getting ready for September 17 th . We are excited to be back in Hollywood and working with Freddie,” said Jose Benavidez, Sr., Benavidez, Jr.’s trainer and manager. (more…)
Jose Sulaiman was awarded the gold medal “Miguel Aleman Valdes” due to a whole life devoted to the service of boxing and promoting the tourism that is projected by this sport. In an emotional and well-attended ceremony, Lic Jorge Aleman Velasco, founding and life president of the Pan-American school of Hotel Management, presented the gold medal “Miguel Aleman Valdes” to the President of the World Boxing Council, Jose Sulaiman Chagnon, due to his constant struggle promoting the tourism that boxing projects, and showing the beauty, hospitality and richness of Mexico. For more details and photos click here…
DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series travels to Worcester, MA, for the third time in as many years on August 20 with a fight card at Mechanics Hall. The main event features unbeaten hometown hero Edwin Rodriguez (18-0, 13 KOs), ending a seven-month hiatus while he recovered from an injury he incurred in his last fight. Rodriguez is ranked at #8 by the IBF and IBO, #11 by the WBA, and #13 by the WBC and WBO.
Headlining the undercard is former WBA junior middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (32-2, 19 KOs), along with a heavyweight bout between unbeaten prospect Kelvin Price (10-0, 6 KO) taking on Rashad Minor (4-1, 3 KOs) Also seeing action are a slew of local favorites: junior lightweight Ryan Kielczewski (10-0, 2 KOs), female heavyweight Sonya Lamonakis (5-0, 1 KO), super bantamweight Luis Rosa (7-0, 5 KOs), junior welterweight Gabriel Duluc (1-0, 1 KO) and heavyweight Keith Bianchini (2-1, 1 KO).
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Peter McDermont
IBF #3 Billy Dib (31-1, 19 KOs) and IBF #2 Jorge Lacervia (39-7-6, 26 KOs) will clash Friday at the Olympic Sports Center in Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia for the vacant IBF featherweight title. Dib weighed 125.6 and Lacervia 125.8. Also in a super middleweight showdown over twelve rounds Junior Talipeau (17-1-1, 5 KOs) will be in action against Zac Awad (16-1-1, 6 KOs) for the IBF Pan Pacific title. Talipeau weighed 168 and Awad 167.3. Promoter Michael Karagiannis said, “The Dib vs. Lacervia bout should produce firework. I have watched both in training sessions and i am sure this will be an evenly contested bout.” Top Rank super featherweight Troy Glover (10-0, 7 KOs) and Grange Gym light heavyweight Steve Lovett (2-0, 2 KOs) will feature in supporting bouts.
By Phil Doherty
Frequent-flyer miles come with the territory for Miami-based Dream Team Boxing Promotions. The fast-rising promotional team led by Henry Rivalta and Carlos Rodriguez invades Costa Rica this weekend as part of the WBA’s KO to Drugs event being held in San Jose. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Roberto Marroquin of Dallas,Texas arrives in Denver Thursday with his new trainer Paul Reyes for his upcoming feature fight against tough Jose Beranza of Mexico on the undercard of Mike Alvarado vs Gabriel Martinez, Saturday, July 30 at the Softball Country Arena in Denver, Co. This “Top Rank Live” show will be televised live on Fox Sports Net. Click here for more photos…
Report and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk
Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO) is a gym rat, a man who doesn’t need trainers to wake him up and remind him about training. “Nobody has to do it, because nobody else but me is going to fight Vitali Klitschko on September 10 in Wroclaw, Poland,” said Adamek, who under the watchful eye of his trainer Roger Bloodworth, is sparring with Deontay Wilder (17-0, 17 KOs) and Malik Scott (32-0, 11 KOs) during his training camp in a perfectly named for fighting small town called Bushkill, Pennsylvania. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
South Africa’s two top junior lightweights go head to head at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. Godfrey Nzimande defends his SA lightweight title against Ayanda Yaphi. Delayed television coverage of the tournament will start on SuperSport 6 at 5.50 pm. Nzimande, who has a record of 22-3-2, including 13 knockouts, faces a challenger who comes into the bout with a reported 9-1-1; 6 record. (more…)
James DeGale is desperate to get back into the ring and claim the European Super-Middleweight title in his comeback fight in September. The former British Super-Middleweight Champion met face-to-face with the champion Piotr Wilczewski in London today and promised to take the title from him. Promoter Frank Warren will confirm the date and venue of the fight on Monday. This will be DeGale’s first fight since his controversial loss to rival George Groves in May. (more…)
Strikeforce® fans in the Chicago area are invited to attend the official weigh-in for Strikeforce® and M-1 Global Present: Fedor vs. Henderson. The weigh-in will take place at the Sears Centre on Friday, July 29, 2011. Fighters will hit the scale at approximately 4pm local time. The weigh-in is free and open to the public.
For more info on this weekend’s Strikeforce card, visit www.Strikeforce.com
By Gabriel F. Cordero
A credible source has informed us that the Panamanian judge handling WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno’s lawsuit against manager Dr. Roberto Grimaldo has apparently dismissed the case. The two parties have been told to take the matter to the Panamanian Boxing Commission. Moreno has been seeking to get out of his contract with Grimaldo, which is in effect until 2014. They have been together since Moreno was eight years old.
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Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) and Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) today participated in an international press conference in Erfurt, Germany, one month ahead of their WBA Heavyweight Title fight. After Wladimir Klitschko added the WBA belt to his IBF & WBO titles, the WBA made him super champion and the title became vacant. Top-ranked Chagaev and Povetkin, the number two, now fight for the title in Erfurt on August 27. “I have won the Olympic gold medal and I´ve been World and European Amateur Champion,” unbeaten Povetkin said. “Now I want to finally accomplish my goal of winning the world title as a professional. I have a lot of respect for Chagaev, but he will not get in my way.” (more…)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and Bud Light have teamed up to put on an action-packed fight card heading to New Orleans this fall. The organizations jointly announced today that UFC® Fight Night Live: Battle on the Bayou will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and feature an outstanding welterweight clash between top contenders Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger. UFC® Fight Night Live: Battle on the Bayou will be broadcast live on SPIKE TV at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Costa Rica is ready to host the WBA “KO to Drugs” Festival on Saturday night at the National Gym in San Jose, Costa Rica. This will be the biggest fight card ever in Costa Rica and will feature Costa Rican fighter in both a world title fight and a regional title fight. Organizers hope the night of boxing will be a success and they will meet their revenue goal from the sale of tickets which will go to a charity. The fighters at these KO Drugs events are paid by their managers.
Costa Rica fighters Jaime Barboza and Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez will carry the hopes of the tiny Central American nation that is hoping to make a good impression to the boxing world. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The former WBA interim miniumweight world champion Samuel Gutierrez (28-6-2, 19 KOs) will fight compatriot Rafael Orozco (22-29-2, 14 KOs) in a ten round light flyweight clash in the main event Saturday at the Plaza Nuevo Progreso in Guadalajara, Mexico. The event is presented by the company’s Promociones del Pueblo, Grupo Modelo, Comex and Televisa and will have seven bouts with free admission. (more…)
Report/photos by Peter Lim
Whenever there’s a showdown between a Mexican national and a Mexican-American, the Mexican national is typically the fan favorite. This rang true at the Houston news conference for the Sept. 17 bout between WBC super welterweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and perennial contender Alfonso Gomez at the Plaza Americas Mall. Squealing, orgasmic teenage girls clamored for photo ops with the Irish-looking Mexican red head while kids mobbed him for autographed gloves. Gomez, on the other hand, was greeted with boos and hisses. Houston is the city with the fourth largest number of Mexicans, behind Mexico City, Los Angeles and Guadalajara.
Gomez, 30, seemed to relish his unfamiliar role as the villain. First to take the podium, he declared, “Houston, he has a problem,” vowed to wrest the title from Alvarez and ended his speech with a taunt in Spanish that translated loosely to “I’m going to fuck you up.” Sticking to script and depicting the cool, dignified champion, Canelo, 21, responded: “I prefer to talk with my fists in the ring.” (more…)
By Bill Green
Looking to boost a career that has seen him struggle to find bouts, unbeaten lightweight Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha, Neb., has signed a multi-fight deal with Top Rank, Inc. The unbeaten 23-year-old prospect, who boasts a 13-0 record with 10 knockouts, will make his Top Rank debut against veteran Derrick Campos, 22-11 (11 KO), Saturday night on the undercard of the Mike Alvarado-Gabriel Martinez bout at Softball Country Arena in Denver. (more…)
On August 19th, pro boxing returns to the luxurious “Venue” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana,for a live ESPN2 telecast. Featured in a ten-round lightweight bout between Chicagoland hero and former WBC lightweight champion David Diaz (36-3-1, 17 KOs) and Henry “Hank” Lundy (20-1-1 10 KOs). Also on tap is a 12-round rematch between Mauricio Herrera (18-1, 7 KOs) and Ruslan Provodnikov (19-1, 13 KOs). This will be the final “Friday Night Fights” telecast for 2011. (more…)
Report/photo by Peter Lim
Nobody can accuse super middleweight Cesar Martinez, 3-0 (1 KO), of taking the typically safe route of padding his record against journeymen with dismal records early in his career. Martinez, 31, takes on Emmanuel Sanchez, 2-0, of Laredo at the latest Savarese Boxing card at the Houston Club on Thursday. In his last bout, Martinez was matched against previously undefeated Ed Tigs, 1-1-1, and won a hard-fought four round decision. A former three-time Southeast Texas Golden Gloves champion, Martinez, 31, got off to a late start in his pro career due to combination of work commitments, family obligations and injury. To make up for lost time, he recently signed to fight eclusively under the Savarese banner. (more…)
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