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David Haye to open doors to his gym for a third time; huge fan interest expected ahead of Fury clash
By James Slater
David Haye will again welcome his fans in person by opening the doors to his London gym on July 27th, this being the third time “The Hayemaker” has agreed to spend a full day greeting his fans and signing autographs.
The past two occasions (like the upcoming one free to the public) saw many hundreds of fight fans line up to meet Haye and wish him and his career well, and this time, ahead of Haye Vs. Tyson Fury – an all-British showdown that has already captured massive attention – many more fans can be expected to show up. Haye, his official website has announced, will meet fans from 9am to 7pm on Saturday July 27th. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Dave Cameron
Hall of Fame boxing announcer Colonel Bob Sheridan has informed Fightnews.com that he will undergo heart surgery on Monday, but is confident he will be fit as a fiddle shortly and will continue to call the biggest fights around the globe. The Colonel said “I’m going in for triple by pass surgery. Thanks to the strength of my heart due to the ‘Product B,’ I’m able to have this surgery and should be as good as new in 3-4 weeks.”
The Colonel has called over 10,000 fights on radio and television and was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004. He has also been honored with the Boxing Writers Association of America Sam Taub award and the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame inducted the Colonel in 2011.
Best of luck Colonel. We’ll see you back at ringside soon.
By Johnny B’
Armer Boxing & Calkins Sports Productions put on a professional boxing show Saturday night at the Danceland Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa. The co-main event featured a grudge match between heavyweights Gabe Martin (1-1), the hometown favorite, and Moline, Illinois’ Alex Rozman (2-1, 1 KO) who was coming off a KO loss to Hughie Fury in New York this past April. The taller 216lb Martin used his jab but was backed up continually by the shorter, wider 240lb Rozman, who took the fight to Martin and scored enough to win a four round unanimous decision victory. The fans of both boxers started getting into some shouting and pushing matches, but security quickly removed any troublemakers in time to get the main event off without a delay.
In the main event, unbeaten middleweight George Carter Jr. took home the Mid-American title belt and ran his record to 10-0, 6 KOs as referee Pete Podgorski waved off the one-sided affair. Carter scored three knock downs over a game but battered Jamie Castellano whose record is now falls to 4-29 after being halted in the second round of the scheduled six round match. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
In the Washington, DC -Baltimore- Northern Virginia region of the boxing universe, 2013 has been the year of the prospect. An increasing number of local boxers have made the jump from the amateurs to the pros and are being tested by local promoters. Saturday night at the Keystone Boxing card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD, three locals gave fans a very promising look at the future by putting on impressive performances.
In the main event, Accokeek, MD junior middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd scored a second-round TKO over Joshua Burns of Garland, TX. Hurd looked solid as he broke Burns down with solid shots to the head and body. Burns had very little offense in the second round, forcing referee Brent Bovell to stop the contest at 2:39 of the second. Hurd remains undefeated at 7-0, four KOs. Burns is 4-16-7, two KOs. (more…)
Trainer Jack Loew and his former fighter, ex-champ Kelly Pavlik, may just end up meeting in the ring on Sept. 28 – in a battle of trainers, should fighters Willie Nelson and Billy Lyell agree to fight.
Former British amateur standout Luke Campbell, who turned pro with a KO win this weekend, will fight again in September on the Ricky Burns-Raymundo Beltran undercard.
Former referee Mills Lane will attend his Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction. More
Unbeaten super middleweight Badou Jack, fighting out of Las Vegas, takes center stage next weekend at the Hard Rock. More
Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto
In another exciting event of “Boxeo Boricua: WAPA 2″ presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment, previously unbeaten world title contender in the minimumweight division Janiel Rivera was upset by veteran Miguel Del Valle who won an eight round unanimous decision in a crowded Samuel Rodriguez Coliseum in Aguas Buenas.
New Puerto Rican heavyweight sensation Carlos “Chicano” Cotto (4-0, 4KOs) remain unbeaten scoring a brutal first round KO over Irvin Torres who was lying on the canvas for more than 5 minutes while recovering. “I felt strong tonight, I’m looking forward to my next fight in August and keep working hard in the gym to improve” said Chicano who won again the $500 “El Palo De La Noche” From Palo Viejo. (more…)
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has signed to fight Alexander Povetkin on October 5th in Moscow in a much anticipated battle, however Klitschko still isn’t certain that the fight will come off. “I’m careful when it comes Povetkin,” Klitschko told the Hamburg Morgenpost. “In the past, we’ve twice agreed to fight and he pulled out. With Povetkin you never know what’ll happen. He pays close attention to what others tell him. I hope his people tell him to fight.” Klitschko also revealed that he has never met Povetkin in person and plans to begin training in August. After a near record $23 million purse bid won by Povetkin’s management team, Povetkin will have the home field advantage. “I’m not afraid of Moscow,” Wlad stated. “I’m looking forward to boxing there for the first time. But it’s true that Moscow is a hard, energetic city. You have to look at everything and be very attentive – and I will be.”
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Kasia Niedźwiecka/Global Boxing
WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (48-2, 34 KOs) is in the United States. Włodarczyk and the big Chinese heavyweight hope Zhang Zhilei meet Saturday at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen, New Jersey. “I’m not thinking about switching to the heavyweight division…yet,” said Włodarczyk. who is in the U.S. to explore his next fight options. “It will happen, no doubt, but I have still some goals as a cruiserweight in front of me – like unification,” In his last defense, Włodarczyk knocked out previously undefeated Olympic gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiyev (16-1, 12 KOs) in spectacular fashion in Moscow.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA has reported that representativess of WBA interim super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg and the #2 challenger Yoandris Salinas have reached an agreement to fight for the vacant title. The WBA World Championships Committee had called for a purse bid on Monday in Panama City, but that function has been canceled as a result of the agreement between the parties involved. Quigg and Salinas will be fighting for the vacant WBA super bantamweight “regular” world title formerly held by Guillermo Rigondeaux, who was bumped up to WBA super bantamweight “unified” world champion status.
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Featherweight Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (22-2, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Adrian “Chinito” Young (19-1-1, 15 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Foro Tecate in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. Scores were 98-93, 97-93, 100-91.
In the co-feature, lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda moved to 15-0, 13 KOs with a third round TKO over veteran Ricardo “Pelon” Dominguez (37-10-1, 22 KOs). The bout was stopped due to a cut at the 2:43 mark.
In a clash of flyweight prospecte, Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (12-1-0, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Victor “Pelon” Ruiz (11-2, 8 KOs). Ruiz was down twice in the fifth before the bout was waved off. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
Before a sellout crowd of nearly 7,000, former world champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez avenged her TKO1 loss to Japan’s Riyo Togo three months ago by scoring an exciting ten round unanimous decision at the Centro de Espectáculos de la Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Scores were 98-93, 97-93 and 98-93 for La Barbie, who reclaimed the WBC female silver super flyweight belt. Juarez showed better boxing technique in the early rounds, then midway launched into constant exchanges with Togo until the last round.
“I knew it would be hard and I had to give my best to recover from the defeat in the first round and tonight is for the women of Mexico. I want to be world champion and I hope they give me that opportunity,” said Juarez
In other action, former world champion Ramon “Principe” Garcia (18-4-1, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO against world ranked Juan Hernandez (22-3, 16 KOs) in a light flyweight clash. With this victory, Garcia is approaching a new world title opportunity. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Former WBC featherweight and WBC junior lightweight world champion Takahiro Ao scored a devastating knockout over Hardy Paredes of Chile on Saturday night at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. A short right hand by Ao in round two sent Paredes to the canvas. Paredes quickly got up but a straight left by the Japanese fighter knocked out Paredes as referee Wayne Hedgepeth waved the bout at 2:51 of round two. With the win Takahiro Ao wins his U.S. debut and improves to 24-3-1, 10 KOs and Hardy Paredes falls to 16-12, 10 KOs.
In the Solo Boxeo main event, Alejandro Perez (18-3-1, 12 KOs) of Salinas, California scored a seventh round KO over veteran Edgar Riovalle (35-15-2, 25 KOs). Early on Perez picked his shots and landed overhand rights. In round four Perez began to bleed above right eye from a headbutt. Riovalle’s experience was evident the entire fight as he stood in front of Perez making him fight. However in round seven a body shot by Perez floored Riovalle and referee Lou Moret reaches the ten count at 1:14 of the seventh round.
Light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (12-0, 10 KOs) needed just 29 seconds to demolish Reynaldo Rodriguez (6-7-1, 3 KOs). (more…)
Rodriguez annihilates Grachev in first round to win Super 4; Allakhverdiev retains WBA 140lb belt with TKO11 over M’baye
In the million dollar Super 4 Final at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco, unbeaten super middleweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) scored an explosive first round TKO over Denis “Drago’s Son” Grachev (13-2-1, 8 KOs). Rodriguez hurt Grachev early and floored him about one minute in. Rodriguez continued to punish Grachev and put him down again. The bout was then waved off by referee Stanley Christodoulou as Rodriguez continued to hammer away. Time was 2:50. Rodriguez earns $600,000 with the win. The bout was fought at a 172 catch weight.
WBA super lightweight champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-0, 9 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over former champion Souleymane M’baye (40-5-1, 22 KOs). Allakhverdiev dropped M’baye in round two. M’baye was down again in round eight, then survived a merciless Allakhverdiev assault. The fight ended when referee Luis stepped in in round eleven to save M’baye after Allakhverdiev rocked him again. Time was 2:27.
In a clash for the vacant WBC silver cruiserweight belt, Junior Makabu (14-1, 13 KOs) won a close twelve round majority decision over WBC #2/IBF #6 Dmytro Kucher (21-1, 15 KOs). Good action fight with Makabu landing the better quality shots. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-114.
European middleweight beltholder Max Bursak (27-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Prince Arron (23-5-1, 5 KOs). Bursak dropped Arron in rounds eight and round nine. Scores were 116-109, 119-106, 117-108.
Photo: Peter Gercke/SES Team
WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (45-3, 25 KOs) scored a one-sided tenth round technical decision over #10 rated Yuzo Kiyota (23-4-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany. In a dirty bout with lots of holding, the bout went to the scorecard after 40 seconds of the tenth round due to a cut over Kiyota’s left eye. Scores were 99-90, 100-89, 99-90 for Stieglitz. Kiyota was deducted a point in round five for hitting on the break.
WBO/WBF female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (15-0, 7 KOs) retained her title by ten round unanimous decision over Mikaela Lauren (19-3, 7 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 98-92. Hammer-Lauren got a bit of extra publicity due to an incident during Friday’s weigh-in when Lauren suddenly kissed her on the lips during a tense faceoff. “I am very happy to have won, and I got a little revenge for the kiss of Mikaela Lauren along with it.” (more…)
Brook gets his revenge; stops Jones in round eight. Hearn hints at something big for Brook coming next
Unbeaten jr middleweight Kell Brook (30-0, 20 KOs) scored an eighth round over TKO Oklahoman Carson Jones (35-10-3, 25 KOs) at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull, England. After going life and death with Jones in their first fight, Brook started strong forcing Jones to take a knee after an uppercut in round two. Brook dominated the first four rounds, but Jones started grinding back into the fight in round five. In round eight, Brook scored a questionable knockdown and then got a questionable stoppage moments later. No question that Brook was winning, but Jones still had some fight in him. Brook normally competes in the welterweight division, but this bout was fought a catch weight of 152. After the fight promoter Eddie Hearn stated that Brook will face a “big name” in September in Sheffield. The fight will be announced next week. (more…)
Super bantamweight Heather Hardy survived, first, a fire, then Hurricane Sandy but is making gains in the ring. More
Kevin Mitchell has warned John Murray about a rematch. More
The most decorated amateur boxer in British history, Luke Campbell, is set to make his pro debut. More
Report and photo by Dennis Principe
World Boxing Organization minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo of the Philippines kept his crown when he stopped Colombian challenger Jorle Estrada in the 9th round of their 12-round title fight held Saturday night at the Solaire Resort & Casino in Pasay City. The 29-year-old Sabillo showed the explosiveness that made him a world champion when he dropped Estrada with a vicious counter left to the body. Estrada crumpled in the neutral corner and was counted out by referee Raul Caiz, Jr. at 1:09 of the 9th canto. Before the fight, Sabillo said he trained hard for this fight as he expected Estrada to run around the ring which he saw when the Colombian fought former world title challenger Pedro Guevarra of Mexico. “I really wanted to score a knockout but my cornermen told me to be patient and attack the body to slow him down,” said Sabillo. The bout was Sabillo’s first defense of the WBO strap which he won when he stopped Estrada’s compatriot Luis De La Rosa in the eight round last March in Colombia. The 29-year-old Sabillo improves to 23-0 with 12 knockouts while Estrada drops to 17-7, 6 KOs.
On the undercard Sabillo’s ALA Promotions stablemates Arthur Villanueva and two-time world title challenger AJ Banal scored abbreviated wins against outmatched Mexican foes. Villanueva (23-0, 13 KOs) tallied a 4th round TKO win over Arturo Badillo to win the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super flyweight crown. In his first fight as a super bantamweight, Banal (29-2-1, 21 KO’S) registered a 2nd round stoppage when opponent Abraham Gomez refused to fight during the break before the start of the third round
Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
Once regarded as a bright prospect, WBC#11/IBF#12/WBO#10 Kohei Ohba (33-2-1, 13 KOs), 118, impressively kept his national bantam belt as he kept battering peekaboo-styled top contender Satoshi Niwa (15-16-3, 2 KOs), 117.5, from all angles to prompt the referee’s well-received and well-timed halt at 2:13 of the sixth round on Friday in Kobe, Japan.
Reviewing his eleven-year career, we may admit Ohba’s couple of failures to win the OPBF belt from such Filipino champs as Malcolm Tunacao and Rolly Lunas were the main impediments to people being reminiscent of his once ballyhooed talent. But Ohba, now 28, regained the national 118-pound throne five years after he wrested it from Masayuki Mitani in Nagoya in 2008. Ohba used to be an imitation of his idol Floyd Mayweather Jr. but couldn’t utilize his cross-armed guard and defensive style prior to a sudden surge on attack. He was only a poor Daniel to the master Miyagi AKA Mayweather at that time. His trainers often advised Ohba not to copy Money’s special way of fighting, but he wouldn’t listen to their worthy opinion. The then world-rated Ohba unanimously lost to OPBF champ Tunacao in a rematch in 2010 (with the first encounter ending in a controversial draw), and hit the canvas time and again to badly succumb to Lunas in eleven bitter rounds in 2011. (more…)
Last weekend in Las Vegas, the biggest promotion in mixed martial arts rolled out the biggest fan experience, as the annual UFC Fan Expo took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The exhibition took place on July 5 and 6 in conjunction with the UFC’s Fight Week 2013 celebration, with the fan-based experience leading up to Saturday night’s UFC 162, where Anderson Silva saw his record-breaking reign of dominance ended by undefeated upstart Chris Weidman. . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX 8 is live from Seattle on Saturday, July 27 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more
By James Slater
Last night in Dundalk, Ireland, 18-year-old Hughie Fury advanced to 7-0(5) as a heavyweight pro with a 5th-round corner retirement win over Croatia’s 40-fight veteran Ivica Perkovic. The cousin of world ranked Tyson Fury, Hughie dominated the action before the 39-year-old opted to stay in his corner. Having fought at a very active rate – Fury has had all seven of his pro bouts this year – Fury is aiming to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
On the same card, Steve Collins Junior, the son of the former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight king, won his pro debut. Boxing as a cruiserweight, the 23-year-old from Dublin won a four-rounder against Stanislavs Makarenko of Latvia. Collins Jr. won via a 39-37 margin. He is set to box again at Wembley on October 25th.
Photo: Scott Foster
Aalan “Bombardero” Martinez (15-2, 10 KOs) of Los Angeles, California via Mexico hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over hometown favorite Charlie “La Bestia” Serrano (15-3-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Scores were 115-113, 117-111, 115-113. Martinez did not make the weight limit so he won’t claim the World Boxing Organization Latin featherweight title. More photos
Former four division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs) says he’s currently walking around at a “solid” 145lbs. Whether he comes back at 122lbs remains to be seen. “The Filipino Flash” mentioned fighting at 126 or 130. He also stated that while he loves the Undisputed Gym in San Carlos, he will likely go south to train at the Oxnard camp of trainer Robert Gracia.
By Butch Gottlieb/Boxinginlasvegas.com
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
In a jr featherweight war, Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (23-2, 16 KOs) scored a crowd-pleasing ten round unanimous decision over former WBA interim super flyweight titlist Drian “Gintong Kamao” Francisco (24-2-1, 19 KOs) on Friday night at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. It was a close and hard-fought bout that featured many vicious exchanges. The younger Avalos had more late to pull away to a 96-94, 97-93, 97-93. Avalos won the NABO title.
In a highly anticipated showdown between two young undefeated jr middleweights, Glen Tapia (19-0, 11 KOs) of Passaic, N.J. scored a bloody eight round TKO over Abie Han (19-1, 12 KOs) of El Paso, Texas. Tapia went right after Han in round one and worked him over. Han did better in round two. Good two-way action in rounds three and four. Han hurt Tapia with a body shot in round five. Tapia scored a knockdown against the bloody but still game Han in round seven. The fight was stopped after round eight by Han’s corner. (more…)
Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
World-ranked super featherweight Alejandro ‘El Alacran’ Perez of Salinas, California, puts his WBO #5 rating on the line when he takes on Edgar Riovalle of Mexico City at Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 West Century Blvd., on Saturday, July 13. Top Rank, in association with Bash Boxing and Art of Boxing Promotions, will present the Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing card, which will be aired on UniMas.
Perez said, “I’m hungry, I can tell you that. I live off this sport. This is my life. Whatever I have to do to be on top, I will do. There are boxing fans who want to see a fight and that’s what they will see when I am in the ring.”
Perez is coming off his one of his career-best wins, a decision over previously unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan to win the vacant NABO 130-pound title.
Perez, born in Jacona, Michoacan, Mexico, has a record of 17-3-1, 11 KOs. He says his ‘El Alacran’ nickname is the “Mexican version of a scorpion.” Riovalle’s record is 35-14-2, 25 KOs. He is 8-2-1, 7 KOs in his last 11 bouts.
The main event on Saturday night is set for 10 rounds.
Story and photo by Dennis Principe
Protagonists Merlito Sabillo, the defending WBO minimumweight champion, and challenger Jorle Estrada easily made the limit in Friday’s official weigh-in at the posh Solaire Resort & Casino in Pasay City, Philippines.
The 29-year-old Sabillo (22-0, 11 KOs), who will be making the first defense of his title, tallied 104lbs while Estrada came in at 103lbs. Sabillo won the interim belt when he shocked local boy Luis De La Rosa via TKO in the 8th round in their title fight last March in Colombia. “That fight was tougher because we had to go through flight & hotel issues for three days before reaching Colombia. I had to sleep outside a Starbucks coffee store in Hong Kong as all hotels were fully booked at that time,” said Sabillo. (more…)
Juan ‘El Torito’ Diaz, a former WBA, WBO, IBF world lightweight champion from Houston, will take on big punching Adailton DeJesus of Brazil on Top Rank’s SOLO BOXEO TECATE boxing card at the Laredo Energy Center on Saturday, August 17. The main event is scheduled for 10 rounds. Diaz has a record of 36-4 with 18 knockouts. DeJesus is 30-7, with 24 knockouts. Diaz was a world champion from 2004-2008, which included a total of 11 title bouts. He first won the WBO title in 2004, made seven successful defenses, then won the WBO crown in April, 2007, and the IBF title in October, 2007. Diaz, 29, took three years off and made his comeback in April in a six-round stoppage against Pipino Cuevas, Jr. Diaz attacked Cuevas Jr. early, backing him up and then unleashed an eight-punch combination that rocked Cuevas Jr, causing the referee to stop the fight.
U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez will also be featured on the card against an as-yet-unnamed opponent. op Rank announced there will be eight bouts on the big card. The Solo Boxeo Tecate card will be televised nationally on the UniMas network. VIP Tables seating 10 will be available at $750, $500. Reserved seating is $35, $20 and $10.
By Gary “Digital” Williams
A number of local prospects will be featured on the Keystone Boxing Promotions card on Saturday, July 13 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.
In the main event, undefeated Accokeek, MD junior middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd returns to action in a six-round contest against Joshua Burns of Garland, TX. Hurd (6-0, three KOs) won a six-round unanimous decision over Greg Hackett in his last outing on April 20 in Upper Marlboro, MD. Burns (4-15-7, two KOs) will be trying to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to Kenton Sippio-Cook on April 27 in Austin, TX. (more…)
Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions
Janiel Rivera 109 vs Miguel Del Valle 110
Kevin Nieves 134 vs Regtno Canales 136
Carlos Cotto 244 vs Irving Torres 241
Jose Lopez 123 vs Irvin Hernandez 124
Yomar Alamo 132 vs Efrain Salgado 135
Luis Hernandez 111.8 vs Charlie Clemente 110
Angel Velazquez 132 vs Jose M Castro 132
Alexander Rivera 132 vs Benjamin Cardoza 115
Venue: Samuel Rodriguez Coliseum in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
TV: WAPA 2, WAPA America
Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment
Erick Ruiz 121.1 vs. Pablo Cupul 122
Hardy Paredes 137.5 vs. Takahiro Ao 135
Yuniel Dorticos 203.8 vs. Keith Barr 206.5
D’Quan Morgan 183.9 vs. Vyacheslav Shabransky 183.5
Dominic Coca 131.2 vs. Saul Rodriguez 129.6
Omar Avelar 147.4 vs. Zach Wohlman 146.4
Alberto Herrera 144.4 vs. Levan Ghvamichav 144
Reynaldo Rodriguez 171.8 vs. Trevor McCumby 172.2
Petey Duran 127.8 vs. Anthony Briones 127.6
Venue: Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA
Promoter: Top Rank
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Adrián Young 126.3 vs Oscar González 127.2
José Zepeda 137 vs Ricardo Domínguez 137
Víctor Ruiz 112.4 vs Francisco Rodríguez 112.4
Roberto Ramírez 140 vs Carlos Ocampo 140
Oswaldo Castro 116 vs Mario Lara 116
Venue: Foro Tecate Tijuana
Tv: Azteca 7
By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Carlos Baeza
The NABF convention opened this morning at the Eldorado Hotel in Reno, Nevada with excitement, happy faces, and a sense of friendship among the attendees. NABF vice president from Mexico, Mauricio Sulaiman brought a filmed message from his father, Jose, who regretted not being able to attend, but wished success to the federation and its members. The video also a slide show of former NABF champions including Muhammad Ali, Thomas Hearns, Terry Norris, Pernell Whitaker, and many others. It was a great sight to see and remember. Images from past conventions and NABF presidents and members also filled the screens. More than a few giggles, snorts and a few sniffles filled the room as the video also paid tribute outgoing president Joe Dwyer.
Duane Ford was unanimously elected president, while newly elected Vice President Craig Hubble (USA) joined incumbents Mauricio Sulaiman (Mexico) and Ed Pearson (Canada). (more…)
By Chito Yu Katangkatang
“I want to show everybody that I am a legitimate champion and that I will reign as such for a long time contrary to what some say that I am a one hit wonder and a paper champ.” This was the first statement of Undefeated WBO Minimumweight King Merlito “El Tigre” Sabillo (22-0, 11 KOs) in an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com. “Boxing has changed my life. I was able to pay all the loans of my parents especially during the time of my deceased mother’s sickness. My father and siblings are living a better life because of the sport. But above anything else, I love boxing and becoming a world champion is my greatest dream. Now that I am here, I won’t just let go of my belt that easy. People who have seen me fight knows what kind of warrior I am. I will make a statement in my first title defense tomorrow, and Jorle Estrada will pay for his own trashtalks!” (more…)
Due to a high volume of early ticket sales, 200 seats have been added to Saturday’s Hollywood Fight Night Professional Boxing Show at Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood. While the entire country watches the Solo Boxeo Tecate fights on UniMas, local fight fans in Los Angeles will be treated to 10 exciting live bouts headlined by a 10 Round Super Featherweight bout between world-ranked Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez (17-3-1, 11KOs) and Edgar Riovalle (35-14-2, 25 KOs).
With tickets starting at just $25, the show was quickly approaching a sell out before fight week began. Hollywood Park Casino has allowed the promoters to add 100 General Admission seats and 100 reserved seats at the venue, ensuring that all fans that want to come out and watch the show live will have a chance to do so. A limited number of VIP table seats with bottle service are also available. First bell is scheduled for 6:00pm Pacific. The televised bouts will begin at 8:00pm local time.
For tickets and information, contact 626-388-8888. Fight fans can also purchase tickets at hollywoodfightnight.com.
The WBC will present the winner of the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with a solid gold belt.
Watch the encore presentation of Price-Thompson I & II TONIGHT at 11PM ET on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com
This past Saturday in Liverpool, England, former two-time world Heavyweight title challenger Tony Thompson scored his second consecutive stoppage victory over 2008 Olympic Silver Medal winner David Price. It already has been considered one of the most exciting Heavyweight bouts in years as Thompson had to get off of the canvas in round two and come back to break down and eventually stop Price in round 5. TONIGHT!!! Wealth TV and WealthTV.com will present an encore presentation of both fights.
The action will begin at 11pm est / 8 pm Pac with the first bout which saw the second round stoppage win by Thompson that took place on February 23rd. That will be followed by the fight from this past Saturday. “The fans will see a determined Tony Thompson”, said Thompson when reached at home just after landing from Liverpool. “I look forward to sitting down with Wealth TV for bigger fights in the future”.
Thompson knows that with these two wins that once again he is a hot commodity in the Heavyweight division. “I am going to sit back and see who wins from the two Klitschko fights (Wladimir vs. Alexander Povetkin and Vitali against Bermane Stiverne) and the David Haye / Tyson Fury fight and take the best opportunity”, finished Thompson
“We are ecstatic about the quality and excitement of the fights”, said Wealth TV CEO Charles Herring. “This was one of the best Heavyweight fights of the past few years and we feel great that we were able to bring this fight to the American fans see a great American Heavyweight score a great victory on Independence Day weekend. I know the fans will enjoy watching these fights back to back on Friday Night.”
WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing via computer and numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.
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