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Four-division and current WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has signed top amateur prospect Magdiel Cotto. 22-year-old Magdiel was part of the Puerto Rico National Team that competed in the past Pan American games in Toronto and other important international tournaments and finished with an outstanding record of 90-10. “Magdiel is a really good fighter. I had the opportunity to work with him and he has great talent. We will give the best tools for his development, but he has to work hard to have a bright future,” said promoter Miguel Cotto, who heads Cotto Promotions.
“This is a dream for me, I have worked all my life for this moment. I will give it all to accomplish my goals and be one of be greatest,” said Magdiel Cotto who will be making his pro debut on front of his hometown on Boxeo Al Maximo November 14.
Miguel Cotto and Magdiel Cotto are not related.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez WBC
Arely Mucino 112 vs. Yessica Chavez 111.50
(WBC Female flyweight world title)
Andrés Gutiérrez 126 vs. Daniel Diaz 126
Venue: Emiliano Zapata Sports Center in Ecatepec.
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) and former world champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion (32-4, 23 KOs) faced off at the final press conference for their clash on Saturday night at the CUM in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Luis Concepcion: Tornado has the style for me to knock out. I am prepared to win. I’m coming with everything from the first round and sparks will fly in the ring. God gave me the opportunity to again win a title and I will not fail. He can’t run and must show courage in front of his fans. This is a fight for real men to stand and show who is better. It will be a war while it lasts!
David Sanchez: I like the style of Concepcion. He comes forward and fights. We are ready to stop him with all my power and intelligence. I’ll leave nothing to defend my title in front of my people.
The card is promoted by Zanfer and will be broadcast on beIN Sports in the USA and Azteca 7 in Mexico.
Undefeated light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (19-0, 12 KOs) will headline Mad Integrity Fight Sports’ “Bombs Away 4” card on October 10 at the Florida Orange Event Center in Lakeland, Florida. Kalajdzic will face an opponent to be named shortly and the bout is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment.
Lightweight Ruben “Chino” Ozuna (4-1, 1 KO) is slated to meet Bobby Hill (4-24, 1 KO) in the semi-main event of the evening. Also, unbeaten junior middleweight Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez puts his 7-0 ledger on the line when he meets Juan Aguirre (6-15-1, 0 KOs), and cruiserweight Paul “Pay Per View” Parker (7-1, 4 KOs) returns to the ring in a special attraction bout against an opponent TBA. Parker is looking to rebound from a June TKO defeat to Vyacheslav Shabranskyy.
Tickets are $30 for general admission and $60 for VIP. They are available now at Madbombsaway4.bpt.me or by visiting Atomic Tattoos in Lakeland and Bulldog Boxing & Fitness in Tampa.
By Gabriel F Cordero
WBC female flyweight world champion Arely “Ametralladora” Mucino (21-2-2, 10 KOs) will make the first defense of her belt against the official challenger and former world champion Yessica “Kika” Chavez (23-4-3, 4 KOs) on Saturday at the Sports Emiliano Zapata of Ecatepec in Mexico State. The first bout between Mucino and Chavez ended in a ten round draw in November 2013. “It’s an interesting fight and I’ve trained very hard to get hold my world crown and my mind has not passed the word defeat and my confidence in my power and physical conditions ”
In the co-feature, undefeated world ranked Andres “Jaguar” Gutierrez (32-0-1, 22 KOs) defends against experienced Nicaraguan Daniel “General” Diaz (22-6-1 15 KOs) in a ten round featherweight clash.
The card is presenred by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico on Televisa.
WBA “interim” super middleweight world champion Vincent Feigenbutz (20-1, 19 KOs) headlines a hometown show on October 17 at the dm-arena in Karlsruhe, Germany against Italian Giovanni De Carolis (23-5, 11 KOs). “At last I get the chance to fight at home and headline my first big show,” said the 20-year-old Feigenbutz. “It’s a dream come true! I will repay the trust my promoter Team Sauerland and their TV partners have shown in me with a great performance on October 17.”
Also in action will be 17-year-old super middleweight Leon Bauer (3-0, 3 KOs), who having started his professional with three KO victories, is hoping to follow in Feigenbutz’s footsteps. Bauer will face Serbian veteran Aleksandar Jankovic (10-36, 8 KOs).
With plastic surgery to repair his badly damaged eyes scheduled for today in Mexico, unbeaten featherweight Jorge “Pilon” Lara (27-0-1, 19 KOs) says the opponent that caused the damage, Puerto Rico’s Jesus Rojas, should be banned permanently from boxing. 24-year-old Lara took on Rojas last Tuesday (September 8) in the co-feature of a Fox Sports 1-televised night of PBC Boxing from the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, and was forced to settle for a six-round technical draw after repeated headbutts from Rojas tore deep cuts over both his eyes. Under California rules, the fight went to the scorecards and was declared a draw when all three judges turned in scores of 57-57. (more…)
The sport of mixed martial arts is a complex beast – one that is uncertain by its very nature. On one end of the spectrum there is the fast-paced, big tent promotion of the must see extravaganza about to unfold, but on the other, a battle that forces those involved to tap into the depths of something primal, all the while having the grace and agility to fire off hands, feet and knees with the precision that has come from countless hours of sharpening through preparation . . . . Click here for more
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Belgian Ilias Achergui, 5-0-1(4), wants to stay undefeated when he faces tough Finn Henri Kekalainen, 7-1-0(4) for the vacant WBC Youth middleweight title in Rebecq, Belgium next Sept 26. The local boy is determined to keep the belt in Belgium.
The WBC Youth title is for many boxers the first step to international recognition before fighting for other regional and international WBC belts. Step by step those boxers reach the top and several became later on world champion. This is the ultimate goal. The WBC green and gold belt!
Former EBU feather champion and now official challenger for the vacant title Sofiane Takoucht, 29-3-1(13), makes his comeback in a 6 round warm-up fight against limited Elemir Rafael, 31-97-4(7). Takoucht will probably face his EBU co-challenger Rudy Encarnacion on Dec 19 in Charleroi, Belgium.
Main undercard bout is for sure undefeated cruiserweight Ryad Merhy, 16-0-0(14) who faces Antonio Sousa, 2-1-1(2). It looks a safe first bout of the new Belgian boxing season for the talented Merhy. Merhy is looking forward to win his first international title before the end of the year and to have a big 2016.
Farid Hakimi and comebacking Seyedin Syroos complete the show promoted by Nicolas Vinet in association with Alain Vanackere.
Amir Khan calls on celebrities to help Syrian refugees
Manny Pacquiao peeved about Floyd Mayweather’s alleged anti-doping violations
Joe Frazier immortalized
Photos: Golden Boy Promotions
Jeffrey Fontanez 134.6 vs. Marvin Quintero 134.8
Carlos Morales 130 vs. O’Nell Negron 130
Oscar Negrete 119.8 vs. Jose Estrella 119
Hector Tanajara 132 vs. Antonio Martinez 132
Emilio Sanchez 122 vs. Juan Sandoval 122.8
Francisco Esparza 131 vs. Carlos Gonzalez 133.6
Alejandro Salinas 130 vs. Oscar Duarte 133
Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV
Photos: Alex Menendez
Jamal James 144.2 vs. Juan Carlos Abreu 144.4
Erickson Lubin 154 vs. Orlando Lora 153.8
Wilky Campfort 156 vs. Ronald Montes 155.2
Dennis Galarza 130.8 vs. Bernardo G. Uribe 129.6
Samuel Figueroa 155.6 vs. Fernando Paliza 152.4
Willie Jones 146.2 vs. Jamal Harris 145.8
Note: Caleb Truax was forced to withdraw from his fight with Fernando Guerrero due to medical issues.
Venue: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Bounce TV
An already jam packed card just got bigger for Fight Night at Sportsmen’s Lodge this Saturday night in Studio City, California. As part of Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas televised portion, undefeated super featherweight prospect Pedro “Lil Pete” Duran (11-0, 8 KOs) will face off against Mexico’s Erick Orozco (5-2-2, 3 KOs) in the TV opener.
The Duran vs. Orozco six round bout will support the televised Main Event between former WBA super featherweight world title challenger Jose Felix Jr. (30-1-1, 24 KOs) and the Dominican Republic’s Marcos “El Tigre” Jimenez (20-4, 13 KOs). (more…)
No official pay-per-view numbers have been announced for Saturday’s clash between Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto, and it’s unlikely any official numbers will be announced. According to several industry sources, the fight did 550,000 buys. If those numbers are accurate, with Mayweather’s $32 million guarantee, Showtime figures to have lost millions.
And it could be even worse. Las Vegas-based Kevin Iole/Yahoo Sports is on the record with a report that there were only 400,000 PPV buys. Either way, Showtime takes a bath.
Travis Kauffman 234 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 224
Eddie Chambers 230 vs. Galen Brown 220
Dauren Yeleussinov 161 vs. Justin Williams 159
Keith Tapia 198 vs. Anthony Caputo Smith 200
Danny Kelly 237 vs. Jimmy Suarez 235
Pavlo Ishchenko 128 vs. Nicholas Rodriguez 127
Venue: Claridge Hotel
Promoter: King’s Promotions
1st Bell: 7 PM
The World Boxing Council has announced that it will address the status of the various weight divisions during its upcoming world annual convention, which will be held in Kunming, China, from November 1-6. Of particular interest will be the future of the titles in the welterweight and super welterweight divisions, both of which have been held by Floyd Mayweather for the last two years. Mayweather officially announced his retirement last Saturday after his fight with Andre Berto.
By Karl Freitag
After receiving criticism from WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko earlier in the week over the level of his opposition, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder stated today that Wlad’s opposition has been similar for the last decade.
“For him to make that statement is for him to really criticize his own self or talk bad about himself,” stated Wilder. “If he’s talking about opponents or whatever, he’s been doing the same thing for over a decade. He’s been fighting guys we don’t know names or how to pronounce or where the hell they came from, they came out of a rabbit box. For him to say that is very laughable for me.
“For him being the champion for so many years and having done that, then try to talk about opponents for me…he already knows what it’s gonna be when he faces me. Of course, if I fight everybody at the top then that lessens the chance of him having to face me because I feel he wants me to lose to someone so he can have an easier match for him when it’s time for me and him to fight.”
Wilder will defend his title against Johann Duhaupas on September 26 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, with televised coverage on NBC. Klitschko defends against Tyson Fury in an HBO fight on October 24 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Undefeated heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington, (16-0, 11 KOs) battles Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-1, 16 KOs) in the 10-round main event on the Tuesday, October 13 edition of PBC Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 and Fox Deportes from the Little Creek Resort Casino in Shelton, Washington. Also featured on the card are 2012 United States Olympian and undefeated heavyweight Michael Hunter, (9-0, 6KOs) and light heavyweight knockout artist Ahmed Elbiali, (12-0, 11KOs) in separate bouts.
Gerld Washington: “I’m looking forward to stepping into the ring with Amir Mansour. This is my time to make a statement. I will make an example of Amir Mansour to let the heavyweight division know that there’s a new sheriff in town. No more ‘Mr. Nice Guy’, it’s time for me to bring the pain!”
Amir Mansour: “Gerald Washington has not even come close to fighting someone of my caliber. He has zero advantage except for height and I’m experienced enough to take that away. The match against me is going to introduce Washington to an entirely new world of fighting and I’m sure he isn’t prepared for this type of fight.”
Undefeated featherweight Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (17-0, 10 KOs) makes his fourth appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on October 23 against Mexican brawler Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo (23-6-4, 15 KOs) in the 10-round featherweight main event on Estrella TV. In the co-feature, welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) takes on Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-9-2, 15 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event.
As part of the live stream on Ring TV, former amateur star Angel Bojado, will make his professional debut in a four-round super welterweight bout against an opponent yet to be named. Also super lightweight KeAndre Gibson (13-0, 5 KOs) will be looking to keep his perfect record intact in a scheduled eight-rounder against a to-be determined opponent, heavyweight Paul Ritter (0-1) will face debuting Relanzo Richard Jr. Also debuting are Las Vegas super lightweight Marco Magdaleno and Los Angeles heavyweight Andrew Estrada against TBAs.
IBF #10 junior lightweight Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, boxes Jorge Pazos, of Mexico, on Friday, October 2. The fight headlines the inaugural Puerto Rican Boxing Classic, featuring seven bouts at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. The event is part of the big Puerto Rican Festival that takes every year in Philadelphia.
Sosa will be taking part in a “Meet and Greet Autograph Session” on Friday, September 18 from 1-3 pm at the Cricket Wireless Store, located at 200 West Chelten Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. Fans can come for photos, autographs and take advantage of Cricket’s boxing specials. (more…)
USA Olympian, NABF champion and undefeated Jose Ramirez (1 5 -0, 12 KOs) will headline a Top Rank event on Saturday, December 5 at the Save Mart Center Arena in Fresno.
One of the most prestigious arenas in America, ‘Venues Today,’ a leading trade publication listed Save Mart Center among its ‘Top Stops’ for venues in the 10,000 to 15,000 capacity category. The venue came in as the No. 1 ranked collegiate venue, the No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 12 in the world based on concert grosses from October, 2013 to October 2014. Save Mart Center was one of seven SMG-managed arenas to rank in the Top 10 in this size category.
Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said “the Save Mart Center is the perfect setting for Jose. We at Top Rank are proud of Jose. He is a future world champion who cares for his community and its Fight for Water.” (more…)
This Saturday night, New Legend Boxing and DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will host “International Fight Night” at the Resorts World Casino New York City, in Queens, New York. Headlining the card, in his DBE debut, will be WBC #13 cruiserweight Alex Guerrero (12-0-1, 6 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line against Brian Howard (10-1, 8 KOs) in the ten round main event.
Also making his DBE debut on the card will be undefeated middleweight prospect Steve Rolls (11-0, 6 KOs), who takes on Tyi Edmonds (5-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight matchup. (more…)
The August 29 clash in Hong Kong between former European middleweight champion Kerry “The Great” Hope and Thailand’s Petchsuriya Singwancha that ended in a draw has been changed by the WBC to a unanimous decision win for Hope.
“The original decision was quite simply the worst I’ve ever seen and by some distance,” said Hope’s co-manager Matt Clark. “Kerry Hope completely dominated his opponent from the opening bell and there’s no way on God’s green Earth that it was remotely competitive, let alone a draw. I launched a complaint with the WBC and provided them footage of the bout. Kerry has today received a letter from the President of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman, stating that the fight has been reviewed and upon review, the decision has been awarded to Hope. The committee reviewing the fight awarded it unanimously by a wide margin,” Clark said.
Hope belatedly claims the WBC Asian Boxing Council middleweight title. Judges Visuth Yingaupagarn and Pongpan Rattanasutorn have been suspended by the Asian Boxing Council and are being retrained.
By Pasi Taavitsainen
In a terrific clash of unbeaten heavyweights, “The Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius (21-0, 13 KOs) will challenge EBU (European) heavyweight champion Erkan Teper (15-0, 10 KOs) on December 19 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
The formerly WBO #1 rated Helenius is 2-0 with 2 KOs since resuming his career in March following a promotional dispute that kept him out of action for two years.
Teper will be making the first defense of the belt he won in July with a spectacular second round knockout against David Price in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
The stage is set for WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KOs) and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs) to collide on Saturday November 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas live on HBO World Championship Boxing. The two fighters met Tuesday afternoon at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to officially announce their showdown.
Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum started off the press conference. “On November 7th, we will hold a boxing event which will feature Timothy Bradley, the WBO welterweight champion, and former world champion Brandon Rios, which I am absolutely certain will be the fight of the year,” said Arum. “This fight has had the anticipation of so many people and best of all it won’t be on pay per view. People won’t have to go in their pocket to see this fight.” (more…)
Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
Kyoto is a beautiful city with a great many temples and shrines, and the old city is usually calm at night. But only a place in Kyoto was so noisy, enthusiastic and hot on the night of yesterday (Wednesday), and it’s Shimazu Arena Kyoto (formerly called Kyoto Prefectural Gymnasium) where a couple of national title bouts took place before local adherents for native champions in their first defenses.
WBC#7/WBA#11/WBO#3/IBF#6 unbeaten southpaw Shohei Omori (15-0, 10 KOs), 118, registered his initial defense of the Japanese bantamweight belt as he lopsidedly battered two-time world challenger Hirofumi Mukai (11-4-2, 1 KO), 118, dropped him twice and finally halted him with the referee’s intervention at 1:37 of the sixth round. The 5’8” lefty Omori’s performance was so impressive that he positively landed fast and solid combinations to the game challenger, and scored a first knockdown with a vicious left to the belly in the third and again with another body shot in the fourth. Aggressive and agile, Omori, in the fatal sixth, swarmed over the fading foe with a flurry of punches upstairs and downstairs and almost sent him back to the deck. The ref Miyazaki quickly called a halt, when the loser’s corner sent a towel for surrender. (more…)
The rivalry between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor has become one of the UFC’s most compelling storylines, and Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras is doing his part to ramp up the rhetoric before the highly anticipated Dec. 2 showdown at UFC 194 . . . . Click here for more
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Amir Khan busy with “saving lives”
Rocky Marciano’s son unimpressed with Floyd Mayweather
Roman Gonzalez predicts a knockout of Brian Viloria
Boxing hopes to be revived in Trinidad
Tickets for the much anticipated clash between Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios go on sale tomorrow (September 17) at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Priced at $400, $250, $150, $100 and $50, tickets may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, online at http://www.unlvtickets.com/, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets. To charge by phone call 702-739-FANS (3267) or 866-388-FANS (3267).
By Robert Hough
Photo: Karl Freitag
Wladimir Klitschko isn’t merely training for his fight with Tyson Fury. The wise, benevolent heavyweight champ said this week he’s found the time and compassion to help Fury by diagnosing his mental illness, planning a course of treatment and guiding him toward a post-boxing career. The 39-year-old said all those things and so much more in a relaxed, meandering occasionally serious and even poignant teleconference this week to promote his Oct. 22 fight with the big and big-talking man that is Fury.
“We see all these different sides of Tyson Fury. He says one thing and then later on he says a completely different thing.” said Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs), who has earned a PhD in Sports Science from Kiev University. “There are a lot of psychological issues in Tyson Fury’s mind so I think he’s bipolar.”
There’s hope for Fury (24-0, 18 KOs), though, and help is on the way, the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titleholder insisted. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk
“I believe that Nathan Cleverly is a better fighter than Chavez Jr. – more experience, better amateur background, defended his WBO title five times. It was hard NOT to hit Chavez Jr. sometimes… Clev is an all around better fighter with fast hands and good ring movement. I expect him to be best Nathan Cleverly ever – and I’m preparing for it accordingly,” stated top-ranked light heavyweight Andrzej “Polish Prince” Fonfara (27-3, 16 KO) talking to Figntnews.com exactly a month before his ring return against former WBO world champion, Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15 KO). Fonfara-Cleverly takes place on October 16 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, and will be televised live as a main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike presentation. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. (32-1-1, 12 KOs) and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs) hosted a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday to kick off their clash for Bradley’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world title on November 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Timothy Bradley: I understand that Brandon is going to be ready for this fight, but you know me. I embrace a challenge and I know it’s gonna be a challenge on November 7. Under the new guidance of Teddy Atlas and my work ethic, I think we’re going t come out of campo and be in tremendous shape for this fight because their’s no other way to be – especially for a guy like Brandon Rios.
Brandon Rios: I’m ready to fight. I probably wasn’t on their list, but I’m here now I’m ready to go. I will be well prepared and you will see the best Brandon Rios as you did against Alvarado.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced that the co-feature for the HBO-televised card will be WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko against Romulo Koasicha.
Vasyl Lomachenko: I’m very happy to be back in Los Angeles and start my training for the next fight. I’m not going to speak very much. I’m not going to take your time and my time, I’m going to go back and train. photos
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has vowed to beat Floyd Mayweather’s 49-0 pro record ahead of his title defense against Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena on October 24. Brook moved to 35-0 in May with a sixth round stoppage win over Frankie Gavin in London in the second defense of his crown, and is looking to chase down ‘Money’ Mayweather, who declared himself retired after beating Andre Berto in Las Vegas on Saturday night. “Floyd’s last fight on Saturday means that the door is open for someone to become boxing’s new mega-star – and I want to be that man,” said Brook. “His 49-0 record is incredible and he leaves a phenomenal legacy behind, but I believe I can reach that pinnacle and go past it.”
The 29-year-old Brook needs 15 wins to surpass Mayweather (and Marciano). That would take him five years IF he fights three times a year.
Photo: Premier Boxing Champions
Welterweight Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (20-0, 14 KOs) put on an electrifying show for his hometown fans on his way to fifth-round stoppage of Jose “Piston” Lopez (25-4-1, 15 KOs) on Tuesday night in California, PA. Currently rated WBO #13, Vasquez looked like possible world championship material.
“Everybody in front of me is on my mind,” said Vasquez afterward. “I can only get to the top by beating the people in front of me. I’m not calling out any names, because I want every person ranked in front of me. I want everyone!”
Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke
WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (19-0, 6 KOs) faces Argentinian Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-4, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the Belantis Arena in Leipzig, Germany. The bout will be for Boesel’s WBO Inter-Continental title. The fighters faced off at the pre-fight press conference.
Maximiliano Gomez: “I have traveled all the way here to bring home the title. With all due respect, Boesel is not unbeatable. My nickname is “The Raven.” It’s my lucky bird. Like a raven I represent power and danger!”
Dominic Boesel: “Leipzig is a good place for me. In the last fight here I clearly won. After my injury I’m completely fit again and could train without restrictions. I’ve always wanted to fight a South American. These guys there are very strong and have a different style. Gomez can call himself whatever he wants – no doubt I will pluck “The Raven.” My title stays here!” (more…)
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