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Former world champion Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) has sustained a hand injury in training, forcing him to postpone his hotly-anticipated November 5 clash with WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) to early 2012. The venue will remain Copenhagen´s PARKEN Stadium, and all tickets purchased will remain valid. The new date for the show, which will be co-promoted by Team Sauerland and SES boxing, will be confirmed as soon as possible. “This is a major disappointment for me,” Kessler said. “We’ve had a great preparation and I was in fantastic shape when I injured my right hand during a routine training session. The doctors advised me that it needs a rest and I can’t fight on November 5. I am very sorry to keep my fans waiting. The good news is that the injury should heal quickly after a little break. I will rest my hand and then get back to training to be fit for Stieglitz early next year.” (more…)
Don King Productions announced an agreement today with WealthTV for a live telecast of a Nov. 5 world championship fight card featuring World Boxing Association titleholder Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) taking on WBA No. 14-ranked cruiserweight Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) from Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Promoter Don King said this is the first of what he hopes will be a number of telecasts on WealthTV.
“As the number of networks and telecast platforms across the technological spectrum has increased, I have been looking for new and inventive ways to bring my events to the masses,” King said. “WealthTV is the latest in a long line of outlets that have come to me seeking to expand audience and market share through world championship prizefights. (more…)
Highly-rated super middleweight contender, Edwin Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs) has re-united with trainer Ronnie Shields, at Shields’ camp in Houston, TX, as the two are putting the finishing touches on an intense training camp in preparation for Rodriguez’ upcoming bout against fellow undefeated prospect, Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8 KOs). Rodriguez will square off against Rosinsky on the DiBella Entertainment nationally-televised ShoBox: The New Generation card from the beautiful MGM Grand at Foxwoods, on Friday, October 21st (Live on SHOWTIME, 11PM ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The bout against Rosinsky, the most important and toughest to date of the young Rodriguez career, will be his second with the top trainer Shields. Rodriguez-Rosinsky is scheduled for 10 rounds in the super middleweight division. (more…)
Former world title challenger and IBF #8 jr welterweight rated Víctor “Mermelada” Cayo (29-2, 18 KOs) faces Nelson Sanchez (7-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder on November 6 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The fight will headline a card that will be streamed live on www.Youtube.com/live. The co-main event will feature a six-round featherweight match-up between undefeated Jenifel Vicente (21-0-2, 14 KOs) and Lucian Gonzalez (9-6-1, 1 KO). Also on the card will be WBC Youth Intercontinental featherweight beltholder Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (16-0, 12 KOs) against Leopoldo “El Tiburon” Arrocha (10-16-2, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder, and lightweight Jorge “Catano” Maysonet Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs), son of former world title challenger Jorge Luis Maysonet, in a four-rounder vs TBA.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Sources say that the WBC featherweight champion in recess Elio Rojas of the Dominican Republic has declared himself ready to exercise his right to immediately fight current WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez for his former title. Rojas right-hand problem is said to be corrected and came out of a recent tune-up bout with no problems. He is ready to leave the country in the next few days for a strong training camp in New York City because his manager Tony Tineo is already working on the Gonzalez fight, which would be held in Mexico or Las Vegas.
Former WBA heavyweight boxing champion David Haye has notified the BBBC that he will not renew his boxing license. BBBC secretary Robert Smith told BBC Radio 5 live that Haye informed him by email that “he is no longer wishing to renew his license.” Haye has steadfastly maintained that he wouldn’t fight past age 30 and his 31st birthday is Thursday, however he has not yet officially announced his retirement. Haye has been named as a possible opponent for Vitali Klitschko.
By Robert Coster
His fans in Montreal have no doubts about him: they believe rising boxer Dierry Jean has all it takes to be the next Haitian-Canadian to win a world title, following the footsteps of Joachim Alcine and Jean Pascal. The 29-year-old junior welterweight, unbeaten in 19 fights (with 13 KOs), is not one to disagree with that assessment. Getting ready to face tough, seasoned Francisco Lorenzo on October 20th in Montreal, Jean likes to mention that “In French, there is a saying: never two without three.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world title challenger Sakio Bika and says he is interested in fights with Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins. Sakio rates Joe Calzaghe as the best he has boxed and predicts that Andre Ward will defeat Carl Froch in SHOWTIME’s “Super Six” super middleweight tournament. Bika also says that IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale will defeat Sergio Martinez when they clash and thanks his fans for their support. (more…)
Photo: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions
Ricky Hatton will make a dramatic ring return next month – but instead of throwing leather he’ll be barking the orders. ‘The Hitman’ took out a trainers licence last month and the first fighter to team up with him is Blackpool welterweight hopeful Adam Little. Hatton will be in Little’s corner for the first time when his protégé boxes at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday November 12 against a selected opponent.
Former two-weight world champion Hatton said: “This is the biggest buzz I have had since my fighting days. When I was going through my depression I would nip off to the pub, but I don’t want to now. I am looking forward to work every day and every evening I am sat up thinking what new things we can do in training.” (more…)
Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
Former world champion Chad Dawson poses with his assistant trainer and former world champion Winky Wright Monday during a media workout in preparation for Dawson’s world title challenge against WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.
“We have a great game plan. I don’t see Bernard getting past it,” said Dawson. “I am excited for Saturday night. I have been waiting for this. I am ready to show the world I am still ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson. I don’t think this [Hopkins] is more of a challenge than Pascal. Pascal fell into Bernard Hopkins’ game plan. He fell right into it. Everyone knows Pascal is a four-round fighter. I was looking for a knockout victory against Pascal. He didn’t really beat me. I beat myself.” Click here for more comments…
By Joe Koizumi
WBC #8/WBA #8 Japanese super-bantam champ Masaaki Serie (20-4, 9 KOs), 121.5, kept his national belt as he badly dropped game challenger Hayato Hashimoto (12-2-1, 2 KOs), 121.5, twice in the second, battered him from all angles and finally halted him at 0:17 of the sixth round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Serie, making his fifth defense, displayed his tricky style to confuse Hashimoto, who made a good start by pinning the champ with a barrage of punches to the ropes in the opening session. The champ, in round two, nailed him to the ropes and exploded a wicked right, decking him to the canvas. Serie’s follow-up combo again floored him for another mandatory eight count. Since then, it became such a lopsided slaughter that the referee Uratani mercifully called a halt to save the loser from further punishment.
In only his third professional bout, unbeaten super-fly prospect Yohei Tobe (3-0, 2 KOs), 115.75, impressively defeated formerly two-time world challenger and ex-OPBF ruler Kohei Kono (25-7, 9 KOs), 115.75, by a unanimous decision (78-75, 77-75 and 77-76) over eight. The taller ex-amateur youngster, six years his junior at 24, utilized his faster footwork to avert Kono’s infighting tactics to score with solid uppercuts to the onrushing opponent. Tobe had dispatched Korean champ Jinki Jun in the first round of his pro debut last February, and finished ex-WBC two-time champ Wandee Singwancha in two quick rounds this June. Tobe is worth watching.
Promoter: B-Tight Promotions.
By Phil Doherty
There are two schools of thought regarding which Caribbean island nation produces the best boxers in the world. One group enthusiastically claims the answer lies obviously a mere ninety miles from Florida’s shores in Cuba. The other proudly responds that honor belongs to the US territory of Puerto Rico. However one looks at it, Dream Team Boxing Promotion’s high-profile signings this past weekend in Puerto Rico demonstrate a significant power shift for the upstart team. The Miami-based promotional powerhouse headed by Cuban-American promoters Carlos Rodriguez and Henry Rivalta started their dream with a core group of talented young Cuban prospects including heavyweight Luis “El Mercedes” Ortiz, Richard “El Tigre” Abril and Yoandris “El Niño” Salinas. Dream Team spread the wealth with subsequent acquisitions including Dominican-born world-ranked welterweight Ed “The Lion” Paredes and Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago of Nicaragua. For more details and photos click here…
Craig Taffaro (President of the Saint Bernard Parish) and Melissa Jurisich (the Director of the Sigur Center) purchase the first ticket for Friday’s “Brawlin in Da Parish” event from promoter Les Bonano. Bonano and The Fight Guys return to St. Bernard Parish at the Sigur Center in Chalmette, Louisiana this Friday with “Brawlin in Da Parish” featuring a heavyweight battle royale with the 6′ 5″ 270 pound-plus Bobby “Bo-Bo” O’Bannon (10-4, 10 KOs) going to war with the 6′ 7″ 265 pound-plus Raphael “The Cajun Connection” Pedro (20-9-1, 14 KOs) … (more…)
Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) founder and president Glenn S. Feldman will be one of seven inductees to be honored at the 7th CBHOF gala induction dinner Saturday, October 29th in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville. (more…)
The biggest fight this year in women’s boxing, pitting two of the top three welters in the world against each other, is set for Dec. 2 at Route 66 west of Albuquerque.
Billed as “World Dominance,” the top female pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Holly Holm (30-1-3, 9 KOs) will fight for the vacant IBA and WBAN 147-pound belt against WIBA welter champ Anne Sophie Mathis (24-1, 21 KOs), of France. (more…)
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