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Hennessy Sports outbid both Frank Warren and Double A Promotions (Andy Ayling) earlier today in Rome to stage the all British European middleweight title fight between Darren Barker and Matthew Macklin. A date and venue will be announced within the next two weeks. Bid amounts weren’t disclosed.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The current WBC light flyweight world champion Gilberto Keb Bass (34-20-4, 21 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against former WBC minimumweight titleholder Jose Antonio Aguirre (34-9-1, 20 KOs). The clash will take place on February 5 in the Poliforum Zamma in Merida, Mexico on a card presented by promoter Jose “Pepe” Gomez that will also include appearances by local stars Wilberth Uicab, Nacif Castillo, Rudy López and Sergio ‘Yeyo’ Thompson. In one of the major upsets of 2010, the 33-year-old Keb won the belt against Omar Nino.
Promoter Frank Maloney launches 2011 with a 13 fight card at the Doncaster Dome in Doncaster, England on January 22. Local hero Jamie McDonnell (15-2-1) heads the line up when he makes the second defence of his European bantamweight title against Belgian Stephane Jamoye (19-1). The rest of the bill is made up by hot prospects and former regional champions hoping for one last crack at the big time. Maloney said: “Jamie upset Ian Napa and Jermoe Arnould last year, but the pressure is now on him. He is fighting in his hometown and most people expect him to win and go on and challenger for world honours.” In the chief supporting contest Leeds former British super-featherweight champion Carl Johanneson (29-4) boxers Akaash Bhatia (15-1) in a crossroads fight. The winner will be in line to face British champ Gary Sykes, while the loser will have nowhere to go. Napa (19-9) suffered back-to-back British title losses against McDonnell and Stuey Hall in 2010 and must beat Mancunian southpaw Terry Flannigan (8-0) or face retirement.
Gary Shaw announced today the signing of middleweight prospect and former amateur sensation Kurtiss Colvin to an exclusive promotional contract with Gary Shaw Productions (GSP). Colvin (2-0, 2 KOs), from Austin TX., will make his debut under the GSP banner on Friday, February 4, at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. He will be on the non-televised undercard of Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation,” featuring the Luis Franco vs. Leonilo Miranda WBO Inter-Continental featherweight and Lateef Kayode vs. Nicholas Iannuzzi NABF/NABO cruiserweight championship fights. The 6’1 Colvin, 24, turned pro last year. He is managed by Blanco Sports Management, LLC, and trained by 1984 Olympic gold medalist and former IBF middleweight champion Frank Tate.
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
After viewing the Abner Mares versus Vic Darchinyan bout several times, Elias Nassar, the manager of the former IBF/WBC/WBA champion is disgusted with the scoring and the referee of the SHOWTIME bantamweight bout. Nassar talks to Fightnews and gives reasons for his protest that includes YouTube links.
Nassar: I find it very difficult to accept the loss of my fighter after viewing the replay of the fight countless times. Directly after viewing the bout, I initially accepted the final result. I noted that the fight was very close and without bias I had Vic Darchinyan winning 114-112. I also initially accepted that the fight was close enough for any person who may have watched the bout to pick either fighter as the winner and the rounds could have been judged for the frequency of punches Mares was throwing or for the clean hard punches being landed by Vic. (more…)
By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
Photos by Wojtek Kubik
Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 28 KOs) has big plans for 2011: to attempt to get a fight with one of the Klitschko brothers in September; and now a top five finish in the 76th annual “Best Polish Athletes” list, compiled by the oldest Polish Sports Daily, the Przeglad Sportowy.
Adamek, who fought four times in 2010 as a heavyweight (against Jason Estrada, Chris Arreola, Michael Grant and Vinny Maddalone), won every fight, came in only behind world, Olympic champions and medalists, being the only boxer in the Top 10 “Przeglad Sportowy” list, beating current WBC cruiserweight champion, Krzysztof Włodarczyk. For more details and photos click here…
rBy Rey Colón -The Sport Press
The promotional tour for the clash between WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Ricardo “Matador” Mayorga on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will begin on Thursday in New York City, then on Saturday both Cotto and Mayorga will be in Puerto Rico for another press conference. Cotto is currently in Miami for a couple of days with his work group and the trainer Emanuel Steward. After Mayorga, Cotto is eyeing a rematch with Antonio Margarito on June 11 in New York City.
Unbeaten lightweight Adrien “The Problem” Broner (18-0, 15 KOs) including eight first round KOs, will be showcasing his talent on Saturday as he fights for the WBC US championship at the Taft Masonic Center in Cincinnati Ohio. Broner will face John Revish (10-1, 8 KOs) in a ten rounder. Doors open at 7 pm, first bell is at 8pm. For more information call 513-381-7247.
Story and video by Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
IBF#1 middleweight Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about recent victory over former world champion, Roman Karmazin. He also talks about his preparation for that fight and how he would like to challenge WBC champion Sergio Martinez after he wins the IBF crown.
After fourteen years in the ring, former WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster, who has undergone four unsuccessful surgeries to restore sight in his left eye, has called a halt to his career in the ring. Brewster, who hasn’t had sight in his left eye since his bout against Robert Helenius believes his last opponents gloves were tainted in some fashion. “My team wasn’t allowed to inspect Helenius’s gloves or witness his hands being wrapped,” states Brewster. “I feel I was done wrong, and now with no sight there is no way I can continue my fighting career.” Brewster will now put his time into his promotional company Relentless Events, as well as other projects. Brewster earned the WBO heavyweight title in 2004 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko; he had three successful defenses before dropping the title to Sergei Liakhovich in 2006.
Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Three time world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel arrived today in Las Vegas for the big press conference tomorrow to announce his world title defense against Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire. Montiel and Donaire will meet on February 19th in the Mandalay Events Center in a fight to be telecast by HBO. Montiel and Donaire will also be in Los Angeles on Tuesday to promote the first big fight of 2011 in Las Vegas. Montiel is in Las Vegas with his father and trainer Manuel Montiel, Sr. and his brother Manuel Montiel, Jr. Click here for more photos…
Story and video Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Leading Australian boxing trainer Graham Shaw trains IBF #1 middleweight Daniel Geale, world rated light middleweight Rob Medley, former WBA middleweight challenger Jamie Pittman and Australia’s best pound for pound puncher Ranee Ganoy. Graham talks to Fightnews to tell of Geale’s win over Roman Karmazin, also Medley’s world title prospects, Ganoy’s power and the improvement Pittman has shown.
Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee will return to the boxing capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 26th, at The Palms Casino and Resort. The 23 year old Lee will be the featured undercard bout to the SHOWTIME-televised Lightweight World Championship between Miguel Acosta and Brandon Rios. (more…)
Boxing fans in Greeley, Colorado were treated to a sensational evening of world class professional boxing on Saturday night, January 8th, as local favorite Robert “Big Rob” Rodriguez and contender Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry scored tremendous knockout victories in their co-featured bouts at the ROCKY MOUNTAIN RUMBLE held at the Island Grove Park Exhibit Hall. (more…)
By David Robinett and Robert Hough at ringside
The Northern California town of Fairfield played host to TeleFutura’s first “Solo Boxeo” card of the new year, as middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzalez (14-0, 10 KOs), cruised to a unanimous decision over Cuban challenger Lester Gonzalez (11-2, 6 KOs), in the main event before a loud and boisterous announced crowd of 1,100 packed into the Fairfield Sports Center. (more…)
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