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“I will stand on my head to win this fight” – said undefeated 6-6 Mariusz Wach (24-0, 12-0) after today’s press conference at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, (New Jersey). 6-8 Kevin McBride (35-9, 29 KO) will fight “Viking” Wach on July 29 in Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville (Conn). Polish fans (fight will be televised live by TVP 1, Polish state television) will be also closely watching one the biggest Polish heavyweight talents and one of the most controversial fighters, 22-year old Artur Szpilka (6-0, 4 KO). (more…)
By David Burke, Ringside
Photos: Alex Gorokhov
“Brighton Shore Fights” made an exciting and successful debut July 20th at Oceana Theater in Brooklyn, NY. A packed crowd enjoyed exciting fights and performance by upcoming music stars Jeana Zettler and Big Frank. Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Sledin had to go the distance against an experienced journeyman Hector Rivera. The high paced fight saw Rivera survive a 1st round knockdown. The fight had exciting exchanges with Sledin controlling the fight with his energy and activity. Cletus took home a four round unanimous decision. For more details and photos click here…
From the Palms Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Strikeforce Challengers 17 live on Showtime:
Roger Bowling 171 vs. Bobby Voelker 171
Sarah Kaufman 135 vs. Liz Carmouche 135
Shawn Jordan 255 vs. Devin Cole 239
Ovince St. Preux 205 vs. Joe Cason 205
Adlan Amagov 185 vs. Ronald Stallings 184
Lionel Lanham 202 vs. T.J. Cook 204
Anthony Smith 186 vs. Ben Lagman 185
Maka Watson 155 vs. Bill Cooper 154
Sterling Ford 155 vs. Brian McLaughlin 156
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Photo: Floyd “Money” Mayweather invited British fans in town for Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah to drop by his gym this afternoon to watch him work out. Stay tuned for more photos.
Photo: Amir “King” Khan and Zab “Super” Judah face off at today’s press conference at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for a full report and more photos.
Promoter Mick Hennessy has revealed that he has had a request to draft in extra security for tomorrow’s weigh-in for Saturday night’s British and Commonwealth heavyweight title clash between champion Dereck Chisora and challenger Tyson Fury. Hennessy, who is staging the grudge clash at Wembley Arena, says the bad blood between the two fighters runs deep, to the point that the British Boxing Board of Control has banned the traditional face-off at the weigh-in, which takes place tomorrow at the Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood, London.
Hennessy said: “The war of words between Tyson and Chisora has had a real edge to it and we have a genuine grudge clash on our hands and the British Boxing Board of Control have put in place a number of restrictions for the weigh-in. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
Heath Ellis 152.7 vs. Patomsuk Pathompothong 150.1
Interim WBC World Youth light middleweight title
Leroy Brown 158.5 vs. Dwight Ritchie 159.8
Ranee Ganoy 140.6 vs. Sapapetch Sor Sakaorat 139.3
Michael Zerafa 152.3 vs. Aswin Cabuy 158.7
Lyndon Edney TBA vs. Trevor Loomes 183.2
Venue: Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: Ellis Boxing Enterprises
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Photo: Carlos Baeza
Juan Carlos Burgos 127.2 vs. Gilberto Sanchez Leon 126.7
Abraham Lopez 127 vs. Olvin Mejia 125.9
Jhon Ortega 142 vs. Jon David Charles 142.9
Jonathan Arellano 120.9 vs. Felipe Cordova 122.8
Danny Roman 116 vs. Takashi Okada 116
Javier Albonica 144.9 vs. Rigoberto Flores 143.5
Darley Perez 134.8 vs. Baudel Cardenas 132.6
Venue: Doubletree Hotel Ontario, California
Promoter: Thompson Boxing
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Orlando “Siri” Salido is ready to defend his WBO featherweight crown this Saturday, against the world ranked Kenichi Yamaguchi of Japan in the main event of “Top Rank Live” that will take place in Ciudad Obregon and that will be televised by Fox Deportes in the United States. “I am very happy that my first title defense will come in my hometown, but I am not taking anything for granted. I have a tough opponent on Saturday Night in Yamaguchi and I need to be at best to keep my title,” said Salido. For more details and photos click here…
The man who ended Mike Tyson’s reign atop the heavyweight division six years ago is threatening to put an end to another promising career before it has a chance to blossom.
After losing four of his last five, Clones, Ireland veteran Kevin McBride (35-9-1, 29 KOs) might be considered the heavy underdog on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., but he’s predicting another major upset against undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (24-0, 12 KOs) in the main event of “Heat Wave,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports in association with Global Boxing Promotions. (more…)
All of the smack talking is just about done and much more apparently is now on the line for Saturday’s United Kingdom showdown between British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) and undefeated challenger Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs) who headline “The Big Brawl: To Settle It All” Pay-per-View event live from Wembley Arena in London.
“The Big Brawl” PPV event is being distributed in the U.S. by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times.) The telecast is also available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers.
The scheduled Chisora-Fury 12-round main event has a much more serious world title shot implication for the winner as world champion Wladimir Klitschko recently told The Mirror, “There are tons of guys who could be my next challenger who are young and undefeated. Chisora and Fury are two such fighters and they are going to fight soon. They may not be big names yet in world terms, but I had not heard about David Haye two years ago.” (more…)
The World Boxing Council has ordered a tournament to determine the next mandatory contender in the WBC light heavyweight division.
In the first round Chris Henry (U.S.) would meet Ismayl Syllakh (U.S.) and Jean Pascal (Haiti/Canada) would face Zsolt Erdei (Hungary). The winners will then collide with a title shot at stake.
The WBC has ordered the free negotiations period for a Vanes Martirosyan (30-0, 19 KOs) vs Alfredo Angulo (19-1, 16 KOs) WBC super welterweight final elimination bout to determine the mandatory challenger in the WBC super welterweight division. If there is no agreement in the free negotiations period a purse offer will be conducted at the WBC Executive Offices in Mexico City on August 19th.
Undefeated former WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and former WBO junior featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon will collide in one of the season’s hottest fights on September 10 in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Tickets priced at $250, $100 and $50, go on sale this Friday, July 22, and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com.
“I look forward to meeting Ponce de Leon. This will be the third straight world champion, or former world champion I have faced from México,” said Yuriorkis Gamboa. “I know that México has a great history of world champions, but so does Cuba. I welcome this chance I am getting to continue to prove I am one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. I will not disappoint my fans.” (more…)
Undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs), who challenges British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) in Saturday’s 12-round main event on “The Big Brawl” Pay-Per-View event, live from Wembley Arena in London, held a workout today in London. Also working out today was co-feature boxer Ashley Theophane, who defends his British Boxing Board of Control light welterweight title against Jason Cook . . . Click here for more
Photo: Tyson Fury arrives in London for his showdown with Dereck Chisora. “The Big Brawl” event on PPV, distributed in the U.S. by Integrated Sports Media, will be available for live viewing in the U.S. at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times.) The telecast is also available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo by Werner Kalin
Australian 154 pounder Heath Ellis (14-2-1, 7 KOs) will collide with Patomsuk Pathompothong (12-1-1, 8 KOs) over ten rounds at the Sunshine Skating Centre, Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Ellis is the nephew of former IBF 130 pound champion Lester Ellis and will be challenging for the Interim WBC Youth Title against the hard punching Thai. Also in supporting bout Australia’s hardest punching pound-for-pound boxer Ranee Ganoy originally from the Philippines but now based in Australia and trained by Graham Shaw, will be action against Sapapatch Sor Sakoarat of Thailand in a 140 pound bout over eight rounds. Promoter Ellis Boxing Enterprises.
Friday night will be an evening which will determine the future for most of the featured fighters on this installment of Thompson Boxing Promotions “Path to Glory” card.
The main event of the night showcases featherweight elite, Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (26-1, 19 KOs) as he takes on Gilberto Sanchez Leon (29-10-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round battle for supremacy. Burgos has much to prove. He vows to give everything that he has got in order to surpass boxing veteran Gilberto Sanchez Leon and to remain on the list as a viable title contender. (more…)
One day, maybe Saturday, maybe 500 Saturdays from now, Roger Bowling will look at the man who made up nearly 30 percent of his first 11 prizefights and thank him. He may already be doing it now, with his third fight against Bobby Voelker coming up on Friday in Las Vegas. But the point is, he will eventually shake his opponent’s hand for the lesson that was taught to him last October . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, Strikeforce.com
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By Nick Giongco
Franklin Gacal, the Filipino lawyer of pound-for-pound star Manny Pacquiao, said on Thursday night that Canadian Mike Koncz’s role in Team Pacquiao will be drastically cut with the hands-on involvement of VisionQwest Accountancy Group of Los Angeles. Koncz is on his way to Manila from Los Angeles and is expected to arrive Friday morning.
When news came out Monday that he had been fired by Pacquiao, Koncz immediately contacted his boss and was assured that he remains part of the team. Interviewed by Filipino scribes one day after the Internet reports came out, Pacquiao said the report of Koncz’s alleged firing “is not true.” Even Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who is vacationing in the South of France, said Koncz will remain as Pacquiao’s adviser.
But MP8.ph website, said to be the official website of Pacquiao, said that’s no longer the case and that it was Pacquiao himself who decided on the matter. Koncz said “things like this happen whenever I am not with Manny in the Philippines.”
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