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By Gary “Digital” Williams
Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing Promotions card Saturday night at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD:
Venroy July 200 vs. Justin Howes 194
Kevin Womack, Jr. 144 vs. Nalo Leal 142
Lee Snow 162 vs. Issa Cuolibaly 156
Brady Sensibaugh 120 vs. Giovanni Vasquez 119
The July-Howes bout has been bumped from a six-rounder to an eight-round contest. The Womack-Leal contest has been moved from four to six rounds.
By Jesse Kelley
Jason Litzau 135 vs. Ira Terry 135
Aaron Green 273 vs. TJ Gibson 226
Rob Brant 157 vs. Cheyene Ziegler 159
Brad Patraw 128 vs. Tony Belvidere 131
Donny Tierney 151 vs. Kenneth Glenn 153
Mike Richman 146 vs. Jason Benson 146
Silas Ortley vs. Stephen Watt
(Both made middleweight, don’t have exact weights)
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN
Promoter: RDS Boxing and S.E.G Promotions
Jr bantamweight David Quijano (15-2, 10 KOs) scored a tenth round stoppage against veteran Juanito Rubillar (48-19-7, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The bout was halted due to a cut suffered by Rubillar. With the win Quijano claimed the vacant WBO Latin 115lb title. The 35-year-old Rubillar, who has had eight shots at various world titles, lost his sixth straight bout.
Due to immigration issues, J.C. Candelo was unable to travel to Mexico for his fight against Gilberto Ramirez that was originally scheduled for tomorrow night in Playa Del Carmen. San Buenaventura, Mexico’s Isaac Mendez (13-5, 11 KO’s) has stepped up to the plate to face Ramirez in the 10-round super middleweight co-featured fight.
In the 12-round main event, the vacant WBC Continental Americas Bantamweight Title will be on the line when Guamuchil, Mexico’s Cuadras battles countryman Javier Franco of Chihuahua.
Marcus Williams 157.5 vs. Troy Artis 159.5
Shawn Miller 175 vs. Richard “Bobo” Starnino 172.5
Sarah Kuhn 144.5 vs. Adelita Irizarry 145
Kimdo Bethel Boykin 230 vs. Raymundo Lopez 235.5
Ray Velez 140 vs. Gabriel Diaz 136
Venue: Empire State Plaza Convention Center (Under “the Egg’)
Promoter: ARES Promotions
Doors Open @ 5 p.m. First bell @ 6 p.m.
After last weekend’s scoring controversy in Las Vegas, all eyes will be on the officiating crew in El Paso working Saturday’s Chavez-Lee WBC middleweight title clash. The judges will be Rey Danseco (Philippines), John Keane (England) and Jesse Reyes (Texas). The referee will be Laurence Cole (Texas). WBC President Jose Sulaiman will be supervising at ringside.
An undisclosed injury has forced heavyweight Chris Arreola to withdraw from his scheduled June 23 fight against Mike Mollo, which was slated to open June 23 telecast between former world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) and Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs).
Ventura, California Mayor Mike Tracy has challenged Riverside Mayor Ronald O Loveridge to a wager. “I am betting this flat of Ventura grown strawberries to a box of Riverside grown oranges that my man Victor Ortiz will defeat his man, Josesito Lopez when they fight June 23rd at Staples Center,” said Tracy.
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
After successfully getting his weight down to 159 lbs. for today’s weigh-in, WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez rehydrates for tomorrow night’s clash with Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. As many as 35,000 are expected to attend the fight. “I’m ready to defend my title,” said Chavez Jr. “Lee can say what he wants, but I’m going to prove to the people that I’m a good champion and I’m making my own history. I going to demonstrate a new Chavez Jr., unlike which had ever been seen. I prepared two months for tomorrow night and it will be a big night for me and for Mexican boxing.” More photos…
By Mariano A. Agmi
With his win Thursday night against Aaron Pryor Jr., Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) is prepared to take a huge step up in class, as the 27-year-old is now scheduled to face former world champion Kelly Pavlik on July 7th in an HBO clash at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. That bout would replace the cancelled Rios vs. Herrera clash. The contract is not yet signed, but all sides have made verbal agreements.
Photos: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions
Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe were both ready for battle after weighing in for tomorrow night’s vacant WBA interim world super-bantamweight title at Manchester Velodrome. Quigg was slightly heavier at 121.75 while magnificently sculptured Munroe weighed 121.6. As they posed for picture Munroe unleashed a verbal barrage at Quigg who laughed off the pre-fight taunts.
Unbeaten Quigg, the betting favorite, said “I am the one who has it all to prove, but I am one million per-cent confident I can beat Rendall. He’s going to pressure me, but I have got a good defence and I haven’t dedicated myself to boxing since I was a kid to fail now. Beat Rendall and I am up there among the very best in the division and looking at even bigger fights.” (more…)
By John Cannon
Carlos Molina 135 vs. Marcos Jimenez 135
(NABO intercontinental lightweight title)
Jerry Guevara 121.75 vs. Victor Sanchez 121.75
Isaac Torres 117.5 vs. Mario Delgado 118.25
Marc Torres 136 vs. Eduardo Alvarado 134.5
Enrique Alvarez 149.75 vs. Gerardo Alvarado 151.75
James Cantu 139.75 vs. Hector Garza 143.75
Elio Ruiz 120.75 vs. Ivan Rios 124.75
Raphael Murphy 196 vs. Mikel Williams 177.75
Andrew Greeley 239.75 vs. Eric Molina 236.75
Marines Promotions president Julio Marines has always believed that the Rio Grande Valley has tons of talent in the sport of boxing and will do whatever it takes to get them recognized. This Saturday, he will get a chance to showcase some of the best talent in the Valley as Marines Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions presents “Border Explosion” at the McAllen Convention Center. Heavyweight prospect and current WBC USNBC champion Eric Molina of Lyford makes his return to the ring after suffering a first round knockout loss to number one Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola on February 18th in Corpus Christi. (more…)
We caught up with El Paso’s undefeated middleweight prospect Abie Han (16-0, 10 KO’s) two days before his most important fight to date, against Farmington’s Joseph Gomez (18-5-1, 8 KO’s) at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso.
The fight will be on the undercard of the HBO televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andy Lee card, though Han’s fight will not be televised. Gomez and Han will be going eight rounds in the ring. Gomez last fought in Ignacio, CO and won an eight round unanimous decision against El Paso’s Bernardo Guereca (16-14-1, 3 KO’s) in March. Han’s most recent fight also occurred in March of this year against Azerbaijan’s Rahman Yusubov (8-8, 6 KO’s) in Arizona. (more…)
Moments ago at the weigh-in for tomorrow’s WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Andy Lee, representatives of Lee requested to weigh both camp’s gloves. That request was denied by Texas Commission Sports Inspector Robert Tapia. “They brought their own gloves and we brought ours,” explained Lee’s manager, Perry Mandera, “so we thought in the interest of full disclosure and a level playing field, we would weigh both pairs. We weighed ours out in the open in front of everyone. They would not put theirs on the scale. So, I requested Robert Tapia to make them do it. He told me ‘I’m the boss here. I say whether or not we inspect the gloves and we’re not going to.'” Mandera says he then requested Chavez trainer Freddy Roach to weigh the gloves in the spirit of fairness. “He pushed past me and said ‘we don’t have to, so we’re not going to.'”
Lee’s team issued this statement: “We just want everything fair. I don’t know why they wouldn’t drop the gloves on a scale to remove any doubt about a pair of gloves they brought themselves. Yes, it’s a new pair, but you ever buy a pair of shoes that say size 10 and they’re not? That’s all we were trying to resolve. So why won’t they weigh the gloves?”
Photos: Ed Mulholland
Tomasz Adamek weighed in at a career high of 225 while Eddie Chambers scaled in at a career low of 202, adding a little bit of extra intrigue to tomorrow night’s heavyweight showdown at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Bryant Jennings 225 vs. Steve Collins 244
Jamaal Davis 154.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 155.5
John Thompson 155.5 vs. John Mackey 155.5
Patrick Farrell 209.5 vs. David Williams 227.5
Jose Peralta 140 vs. Dpntre King 142
Tureano Johnson 161.5 vs. Roberto Yong 162
Promoter: Main Events/Peltz Boxing/Ziggy Promotions
TV: NBC Sports Network
Tickets: Tickets are $254 ringside, $104, $79, and $54 available through Ticketmaster: online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at Prudential Center’s Box Office and at www.prucenter.com.
Middleweights Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) and Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-2-2, 7 KOs) meet for the second time on August 11 with the vacant NABO middleweight title on the line. The bout will be the main event of a TeleFutura telecast from the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio. In their first fight, Vera upset Mora taking a split decision. Both participated in the “Contender” reality show. Mora in 2005, Vera in 2007. Mora defeated Vernon Forrest in 2008 to win the WBC super welterweight world title, but promptly lost the belt in a rematch three months later. Vera is best known for his upset win over then-unbeaten Andy Lee.
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 159 vs. Andy Lee 159.25
(WBC middleweight championship)
Miguel Vazquez 137.75 vs. Daniel Attah 135.5
Roberto Marroquin 124 vs. Arturo Santiago 122.5
Casey Ramos 131.25 vs. Arthur Trevino 132
Abie Han 159.75 vs. Joseph Gomez 159
Cobrita Gonzalez Jr. 118 vs. Leopoldo Gonzalez 122.75
Alex Saucedo 145 vs. James Harrison 147.75
Tremaine Williams 123 vs. Theo Johnson 123
Adam Lopez 123 vs. Raul Carrillo 123
Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium
Promoter: Top Rank
Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) will be travelling to the UK and has told fans “Don’t Blink” as he’s looking to be the first to beat the 6’9 Tyson Fury when the pair square off at the Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset on July 7th. “I’m Looking forward to fighting in England.” said Maddalone “The Brits may be rooting for him in the beginning but I guarantee they will be cheering for me by the end of the night. I promise to give everything I’ve got-the Brits are going to experience one hell of a fight and I plan on making lots of new fans.”
Tyson Fury who is currently in training camp in Essen, Belgium said “He’s a good opponent, a real tough guy, who leaves nothing in the changing room, he certainly comes to fight! Training has gone well and I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m looking forward to some good rounds and after I beat him maybe we can go out and get something to eat.”
By Chito Yu Katangkatang
Thai Promoter Naris Singwangcha will be in town tomorrow to see his young prospects see action at the Angono Municipal Gym in Angono, Rizal, Philippines. The event is headlined by a ten rounder junior flyweight match-up between Jomar Fajardo Sinwangcha of the Jaro Boxing Stable and Ruther del Castillo of the Ringside Boxing Gym. In the supporting bout, Rey Migreno-Singwangcha will face Prell Tupaz in a ten round bantamweight showdown. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Panamanian Promoter Rogelio Espiño spoke to Fightnews.com giving Caballero’s side of the Caballero-Garcia fight situation.
¨All the blame isn’t on Celestino Caballero,” said Espiño. “Did Sampson reach an agreement with Mike Garcia’s representatives? We must remember that Sampson Boxing is the one who is currently violating the WBA purse bid rules, not Caballero. Despite that, Caballero already said that he’s willing to fight if there is a REAL TV DATE. It’s Sampson’s responsibility, not Caballero’s to prove that. After all, Sampson said that he had a TV date for July 28 and all of the sudden it seems that it never existed. The boxers (both) are training very hard and this situation affects them.
I haven’t heard anything from Mike García’s team besides they are already looking for a different fight. So, after having their approval to fight on September 7, and Sampson Boxing showing Caballero that this time there is a real TV date, then Sampson Boxing can negotiate with Caballero or Floyd Mayweather, who is his representative, to accept this new date.” (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Eddie Chambers talks about his heavyweight showdown on Saturday against Tomasz Adamek.
By Chito Yu Katangkatang
What will you do if you are a boxer considered by many as washed up and way over your prime, with an unimpressive record, having a hard time feeding your family and suddenly becomes a world champion? Will you kill yourself in training camp just to stay where you are or will you just seize the moment let your fate be another Cinderella tale?
WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro stands on the above described ground and nothing is stopping him from rising to live his dream. Set to face mandatory challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi in Japan this July 16, Jaro is training himself like a mad dog in the mountains of Binangonan Rizal and at his home stable. More than a month before the fight, the defending champion looks ripped and ready to fight anytime. (more…)
Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) is currently in Dubai as a special guest for an event titled “The Destiny in the Desert II” which will be held at the World Trade Centre today June 15th. The featured bout will be a rematch between Medhi Ramezani from Iran and Adnan Akilles from Sweden who drew in their bout back in February. Plans are being made for the early part of 2013 to have Briggs fight in Dubai at the 17,000 capacity Hamdan Swimming Complex for a belt which will be made of real diamonds and solid gold. No mention of an opponent as of yet but Briggs says if he had it his way it would be a rematch with WBC champ Vitali Klitschko.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) will step in to face former IBF featherweight champion Cristobal “Lacandón” Cruz (39-13, 23 KOs) on July 6, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. An injury to original main event participant Marvin Sonsona left an opening on the Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions show entitled “The Moment of Truth”, which Fortuna and Cruz have eagerly jumped in to fill.
In the televised co-feature that night, Russian heavyweight power puncher Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (14-0, 14 KOs) will defend his WBC United States (USNBC) Silver Heavyweight Championship in a 10-round battle against fellow up-and-coming heavyweight Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs), son of former pro boxer Lionel Byarm.
Headlining the undercard, popular heavyweight and current interim PABA Heavyweight Champion “Bronco” Billy Wright (37-4, 28 KOs) will continue his successful comeback in a 10-round bout. Also scheduled to fight six-round bouts are super middleweight Carlos De Leon Jr (21-3-2, 14 KOs), middleweight KO artist Bastie Samir (10-0-1, 10 KOs); and featherweight Rocco Santomauro (8-0).
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Former Olympic candidate Stan Martyniouk (11-1), coming off his only defeat, topped off a sweep by Sacramento area boxers by winning a fourth-round TKO over Dario Castillo (6-11-1) of Pittsburg, Calif. in the main event of Thursday night’s boxing card at the Woodlake Hotel. Castillo remained erect but a badly cut eye prevented him from answering the bell for the fifth.
In prelims, it was Max Becerra (6-0-1) over Danny Castillo (2-7-1), TKO-2, junior-welters; Mike Guy (4-0-1) over Ruben Mendosa (0-1), SD-4, super-middles; John Abella (1-0) over Johnny Mancilla (1-1-2), UD-4, super-bantams; and Rodney Hernandez (2-1) over Kourtney Boden (3-5), MD-4, heavyweights.
By Mariano A. Agmi and Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III
Light heavyweight Sean Monaghan stopped Romaro Johnson in the eighth round of a scheduled 10 round bout at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, NY. Monaghan (14-0, 9 KOs) was the busier fighter of the two early on in the fight, landing the more effective combinations. Monaghan stunned Johnson in the fifth with a barrage of punches in the fifth, but backed off in the sixth to recuperate. Johnson was able to attack the body at times, but Monaghan came back in the eighth, stunning Johnson (11-7-1, 6 KOs) with a combination to the head. Johnson’s corner sent a New York Athletic Commission inspector to tell referee Eddie Cotton to stop the fight at 2:30.
Highly-regarded welterweight Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs) was declared the winner at the beginning of the eighth round when Alberto Herrera was not able to continue. There were no knockdowns in the fight, but Herrera (8-7-1, 5 KOs) was taking vicious punches to the head. Herrera would attempt to fight back, but he did not have the firepower to keep Dulorme off of him. At the beginning of the eighth round, Herrera complained of ringing to his ears. Ringside physicians recommended to referee Harvey Dock to stop the fight.
Super middleweight Will Rosinsky won a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Aaron Pryor Jr. Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) was the aggressor throughout the fight, almost landing at will and not allowing Pryor (16-6, 11 KOs) to mount any rhythm. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Rosinsky, 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74. Fightnews.com scored the bout 79-73 in favor of Rosinsky. (more…)
David Quijano 114 vs. Juanito Rubillar 115
(WBO Latin jr bantamweight title)
Roger Rosa 137 vs. Cesar Cisneros 134
Federico Vega 143 vs. Efren Mejia 145
Angel Martinez 161 vs. Eddie Gates 161
Luis “Cuatito” Torres 151 vs. Frank Gedeon 152
Jesus Lule 128 vs. John Wampash 130
Jesse Francisco 145 vs. Darien Ford 148
Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
Photos: Larry Levanti
Tomasz Adamek: “I sparred close to 100 rounds in training camp which is a lot of rounds for me. I want to show Eddie some of the stuff I was working on for the last 3 weeks of our training camp. Eddie is saying how fast and untouchable he will be. I will be just as fast as him. I want to fight another two to three years and it’s easier to stay healthy when you are winning. I like the fact that my fights are being shown by both us (NBC Sports Network) and Polish TV. This proves alot of people still want to watch me and there is no reason to think about ending my career. Everybody is waiting for Saturday. I am ready 100%. We had a good camp. I will give a good show Saturday night. I know that Eddie is a very good fighter. He’s lost only 2 fights, like me, and this is why he took the risk fighting me, but it was a mistake.”
Eddie Chambers: “If you had the chance to see Fight Night 36 last night you’ll see I’m working extremely hard. Me and my team came together and decided that we really need to go up to Detroit, one of the tougher boxing areas in the country. We actually went to the legendary Kronk gym, where it’s like 150 degrees every day, like training in a sauna literally. But I think that’s the kind of thing we needed to do, we need to prepare that way because I am pretty sure Tomasz is going to bring a lot of heat inside the ring. I think that all the work we did was the perfect setting for what we are going to see in the main event on Saturday night.. It’s going to be a fun night. I think Tomasz has worked very hard, I know I have, you’ve seen it. My first thought was that I should not fight Adamek for my first fight back after 14 months off, but then I talked with my friends and trainers and we decided that this would be a good move for me. Show everyone right away that I am back and that I mean business.” (more…)
Fight fans will continue their Independence Day weekend fireworks on July 7 when Golden Boy Promotions presents a night of boxing featuring veteran favorites Jesus Soto Karass and Euri Gonzalez at The Hangar at the Orange County Fair & Event Center as part of a doubleheader televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes. Soto Karass (25-7-3, 16 KOs) and Gonzalez (20-2-1, 14 KOs) will meet in a 10-round junior middleweight main event while a 10-round co-feature will see a junior lightweight clash between unbeaten Mexican Olympian Francisco Vargas (11-0-1, 9 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Irving Torres (9-2, 7 KOs).
By Jesse Kelley
Jason Litzau will have another opponent in front of him on Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. 25 year old Tennessee native Ira Terry (24-8, 14 KO’s) is said to be stepping in after the fallout of Litzau’s latest replacement opponent Corey Alarcon. Litzau and his team were told last night that Alarcon had broken his foot while running on a treadmill. The following 24 hours were then a nightmare according to Litzau’s trainer Bob Van Syckle as another opponent was being sought. It appeared that 23 year old southpaw Guillermo Sanchez (13-5-1, 5 KO’s) of Buffalo, NY was going to step in to replace Alarcon. But Sanchez was unable to free himself up from his job to make the trip to Minnesota. After more opponent searching it now appears that Terry will be the man opposite Litzau on Saturday night as the MN boxing commission has given the greenlight for Terry to step in.
Fightnews reported on Tuesday that both Leon Bobo and Tyrone Harris were first to fall through before Alarcon.
Despite the late scratches, Litzau has remained focused and says he is ready for Terry. “I don’t care who I fight” said Litzau. “I am just happy to be facing a good fighter that has a decent record like Ira Terry on such short notice. Terry is a better fighter then the last guy and he just fought in April so I know he will be ready.”
The junior welterweight clash between former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mauricio Herrera is now off. The fight was originally scheduled for July 7th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and to be aired on HBO. The word is that Rios injured his shoulder in training yesterday evening. Herrera was reported to be in really good shape and training very hard for the fight. Upon receiving the news, to say Herrera was not pleased or convinced would be putting it mildly. “I dont believe he is injured at all. If he focused more on his training rather than traveling to all these fightcards all over the U.S. he wouldnt have to worry about his weight which has been a problem for him his last few fights. Hopefully Top Rank will still be able to get me on the show,” said Herrera.
Rodrick Ray scored a fifth round stoppage over John Lennox in a scheduled eight round heavyweight bout that highlighted a four bout card at the Robert Treat Hotel on Wednesday night. The bout was evenly contested through the first four rounds when Ray landed a vicious combination that sent Lennox down and the fight was stopped at 1:59 of round five. Ray of Jackson, TN is now 4-5-1 with two knockouts. Lennox of Carteret, NJ is now 10-2.
In the eight round co-feature, late replacement Fitzgerlad Johnson scored an eight round unanimous decision over Tommy Rainone in a Jr.Middleweight bout. Johnson landed the harder blows and beat Rainone throughout the bout. Scores were 79-73 on all cards for Johnson, who is now 3-6. Rainone is 17-5. (more…)
Video: Przemek Garczarczyk
Final press conference in Newark.
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. does a television interview for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday, June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
WBC Silver world welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin held a press conference at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul to talk about his July 28th world championship bout against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. “I have waited for three years for a big fight and I am very happy that I finally get the chance to show the world what I’m made of on July 28th”, said Aydin. “I always said that I would fight anybody. Unfortunately, that doesn’t count for a lot of fighters these days which is the main reason why I couldn’t get a big fight over the past years. I give props to Robert Guerrero for accepting to fight me. He is a three-division world champion and very obviously an excellent boxer. But he has just no idea what’s coming for him. He has never been in the ring with anybody as determined, powerful and heavy-handed as me. I will do what I have to do to take the world championship belt home to Turkey….I heard that Robert Guerrero already talks about possible fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather. He can dream about all these big fights as long as he wants to – I will even help him by sending him to sleep so he can dream a little more. I respect Guerrero for all he has done and achieved so far but his way ends on July 28th in San Jose. I suggest he goes back to light- or featherweight and leaves the big guys to someone who can actually handle them.”
From Route 66 Casino Hotel west of Albuquerque for Friday night’s “The Reckoning” card promoted by Fresquez Productions:
Anne Sophie Mathis 145.2 vs. Holly Holm 146
* For the WBAN, IBA and WBF welterweight titles
Raymond Montes 116.8 vs. Jaime Gutierrez 116
Cristian Cabral 146.6 vs. Victor Silva 146
Eric Gonzales 125.8 vs. Gene Perez 126
John Herrera 134.2 vs. Bryan Garcia 129.6
Jose Luis Sanchez 151.2 vs. Guy Youell 151 (more…)
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