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WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work the junior flyweight title bout between champion Ramon “Principe” Garcia against Donnie Nietes this Saturday at the University of St. LaSalle Gymnasium, Bacolod City, Negro Occidental, Phillipines in an ALA Promotions and Promociones Zanfer presentation. The referee for this bout will be Robert Byrd from the United States. This is the first title defense for Garcia, whose brother Raul will face Ivan Calderon next October 29 in Puerto Rico for the interim 105 pounds WBO title. The judges for the fight are Lisa Giampa and Carlos Ortiz from the United States, and Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan from Phillipines. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.
Cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-1, 13 KOs), the WBC #1-ranked 200-pounder (and mandatory challenger to the WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk) has been added to DKP’s November 5 event at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. He will face an opponent to be named. The main event will feature WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo “El Felino” Jones defending against WBA #14-ranked Mike Marrone.
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Top Rank confirmed today it has signed undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. to an exclusive long-term promotional contract. The Top-10 pound-for-pound fighter will be making his Top Rank debut in the feature bout under the Manny Pacquiao – Juan Manuel Márquez III World Welterweight Championship, on Saturday, November 12, at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena. Televised live on pay-per-view, Bradley will be defending his world title against two-division world champion and former Cuban Olympic gold medalist Joel Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) of Miramar, Fla. For more details and photos click here…
Two-time cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham has accused German ring doctor Walter Wagner of openly supporting his opponent Yoan Pablo Hernandez and improperly stopping the their fight without justification when Yoan Pablo Hernandez was awarded the IBF title by split technical decision after the sixth round in Saturday’s fight in Neubrandenburg, Germany. Cunningham further charges that through a press release distributed by Sauerland Event (promoter of both Cunningham and Hernandez) that Hernandez’ trainer Ulli Wegner is trying to divert attention away from the from the questionable stoppage. (more…)
Renee Aiken’s Diva-Rize-N Promotions is proud to finally present her first annual night of professional boxing to support Breast Care Awareness at the DC Star Night Club in Washington DC on Saturday night. The card, which features the return of super bantamweight Thomas “KO” Snow (15-1, 9KO’s) and former world cruiserweight Champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell (26-4-1, 24KO’s) in separate bouts, was originally slated for August 27, but was postponed due to Hurricane Irene. (more…)
By Johnny B’
The Club Chicago, located just outside Chicago’s south side, will host an excellent professional boxing show this Friday evening. Promoter Cynthia Tolaymat will deliver a well-matched card that includes world class fighters. The main event is scheduled for twelve rounds and serves as an important IBF box-off eliminator for the middleweight title as Chicago’s adopted son, and IBF #7 ranked middleweight Osumanu Adama (19-2 14 KOs) from Ghana is put through the biggest test in his professional boxing career against former world champion and #8 ranked Roman “Made In Hell” Karmazin (40-4-2, 26 KOs) of Russia.
In the co-feature, former world champion Vivian Harris (29-7-1, 19 KOs) faces Jermaine White (17-4, 9 KOs) in a ten round light welterweight affair.
In another interesting ten-rounder, middleweight Derrick ‘Superman’ Findley (18-6, 11 KOs) faces Eric “Murder” Mitchell (22-7-1, 11 KOs). (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former lightweight champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (29-4-2, 23 KOs) will now face Richard Abril (16-2-1, 8 KOs) for the WBA interim lightweight belt on October 22 at the WBA “KO Drugs” Festival in Panama. Initially it was originally planned that former WBA titleholder Paulus Moses would face Abril for the title, but Moses didn’t accept the fight. Acosta won in a tuneup fight last Saturday in Colombia in his first bout since losing the WBA regular belt to Brandon Rios in February.
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan
WBC Female bantamweight champion Usanakorn Kokietgym (11-1, 10 KOs) successfully kept her WBC crown as she stopped WBC Female#17 Xiaojuan Dong in round three on Tuesday at Ban Rai Temple in Nakhon Rachasima, Thailand. The Thai fighter controlled the show in every round, dropping her contender three times, once in round two and twice in round three. Finally, she scored a TKO when referee Tawuth Pleumsamran stopped the show at 1:50 of round three. Following local sources, she is now planning to defend her title again in Mexico next year. For more details and photos click here…
The injury to the left shoulder of former cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez turned out to be more serious than first thought. During surgery last week, in addition to the prior diagnosis of a ruptured tendon, it was discovered that Gomez has a crack of the acetabular labrum (the ring of cartilage that runs around the joint). Dr. Andreas Werner repaired both injuries and said Gomez will need at least several months with no boxing to heal.
By Joe Koizumi
In a furious encounter of southpaws, WBA#6/WBC#7 Nihito Arakawa (21-1-1, 14 KOs), 135, came off the canvas in round two, fought back hard and barely acquired the vacant OPBF lightweight belt by eking out a split decision over previously unbeaten Filipino champ Jay Solmiano (11-1-1, 7 KOs), 133, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
The official tallies were as follows: scoring referee Jaebong Kim (Korea) 115-114 and Akihiko Katsuragi (Japan) 115-113, both for busy-punching Arakawa, and Romeo Yulo (Philippines) 115-112 for Solmiano. Even among ringsiders there were different opinions as to which the victor was, but it’s true Arakawa showed his heart and Solmiano his power-punching. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Unbeaten WBA#2/WBC#6 OPBF light-flyweight champ Ryo Miyazaki (15-0-3, 9 KOs), 108, kept his regional belt as he displayed a one-punch knockout of top contender Jerson Mancio (13-2-3, 5 KOs), 108, Philippine national champ, at 0:26 of the fourth round in a scheduled twelve on Sunday in Osaka, Japan.
On the night of Japanese fight fans celebrating our national hero Toshiaki Nishioka defeating Rafael Marquez, shown live from Las Vegas, the 5’1” champ Miyazaki showed his devastating power despite his struggle to make the weight by shedding a pound and a half. He was too terribly fatigued with a quick reduction of weight to trip on the scale by himself. “I was very sorry for my mistake in making the weight.” Miyazaki, a stablemate of WBC 105-pound ruler Kazuto Ioka, is said by people in Osaka that he may be able to punch much harder than Ioka, which was proven in the quick demolition. His right hook was a haymaker in his third successful defense.
Promoter: Ioka Promotions.
Bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire has partnered with The Keep A Breast Foundation to raise breast cancer awareness as part of his October 22nd boxing showdown with Omar “El Huracan” Narvaez at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. Donaire will adorn his typically stylish trunks and warm-up with pink highlights to heighten awareness of The Keep A Breast Foundation’s year round work and help call attention to breast cancer awareness during October, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“It means a great deal to me to assist in this most worthy cause and to help raise awareness for young women about the importance of this issue. My wife Rachel and I discussed this and my upcoming fight is the perfect time to help The Keep A Breast Foundation,” said Donaire from his training camp in San Carlos, California. (more…)
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Report and photo by Pepe Rodriguez / WBC
Still with the scars on his facen but with great joy, the new WBC flyweight silver champion Samuel “Samy Guty” Gutierrez came this Tuesday to thank Dr. Jose Sulaiman Chagnon, president of the World Boxing Council, for the opportunity to fight for the title last Saturday in Puebla, Mexico, that he won by TKO in five rounds against Roilo Golez from the Philippines. “I appreciate all the support you gave me to win this important title. I won with the support of my people and now I want to defend it successfully,” said Samy, very excited in the traditional Sulaiman’s Tuesday Café. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
It is possible that before the end of this year, Mexican prospect light flyweight Jose “El Torito” Rodriguez (26-0, 16 KOs) will face Thailand’s Nethra Sasiprapa (27-1, 13 KOs) for a WBA interim world title on a Canelo Promotions event that would include four championship fights. Sasiprapa is current PABA light flyweight champ while Rodriguez is a WBC Youth light flyweight champion. Sources say that Rodriguez has begun training for this possible bout.
It looks like former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (56-11, 37 KOs) will take on Mariusz Wach (25-0, 13 KOs) of Poland for the WBC International heavyweight title. The bout would take place November 5th at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Leading Australian trainer Graham Shaw who trains IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale, talks about Geale’s bouts with Roman Karmazin, Sebastian Sylvester and Eromosele Albert also last weekend’s Sergio Martinez vs Darren Barker bout.
Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions
Miguel Cotto and his new trainer Pedro Luis Diaz.
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Photos: Dave Londres, Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins spoke with members of the press Tuesday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during a media workout in preparation for his October 15 world title defense against Chad Dawson at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California which will be televised on pay-per-view. “I chose to continue to fight and defend what I worked so hard to get,” said B-Hop. “So why not get all of the benefits of what I’ve been doing for 20-something years and then walk away when it’s time? It really would be gratifying to me and happy for me to sit back in my 60’s and hear commentators say, ‘This guy is four fights away from beating Bernard Hopkins’ record’…There are a lot of people that are 46 and younger that feel lousy today that never took a punch. Well, change your lifestyle. Change what you do. I did it years ago, so I’m ahead of the game. I’m not feeling like I’m 26 every day. I always say if I have to put a number on myself, the way I feel today, I feel like I am 36. So if I’m 36 to 46, that means I’m 10 years ahead of the game.” (more…)
Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing returns Saturday, October 22nd to the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ with the inaugural broadcast of ‘Boxeo Azteca’ that will be televised on the Azteca America network.
Headlining the first ‘Boxeo Azteca’ telecast is undefeated jr. welterweight prospect Raymond “Tito” Serrano (16-0, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA taking on tough guy Angel Rios (9-7, 6 KOs) from the Bronx, NY in a ten-round bout. (more…)
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Cruiserweight Willie Herring (13-9-3, 4 KOs) shocked those in attendance Saturday night with an explosive 6th round TKO of former world title contender Ravea Springs (28-4, 22 KOs) at the Rising Star Casino Theater in Rising Sun, IN. Herring headlined “A Night of Execution” promoted by Nate Tubbs’ Events and Promotions.
With former world champions, light welterweight Aaron Pryor and heavyweight Tony Tubbs, both local products, and fellow heavyweight king and original Mike Tyson conqueror, James “Buster” Douglas in attendance, the main event began with both competitors feeling each other out. As the experienced Springs tried to shake out some of the rust from a three-year layoff by throwing the jab out, he attempted to confound his opponent with plenty of foot and hand movement. But, in seemingly an instant, a lead right hand from Herring found its mark and he followed with a blistering left hook to Springs’ liver and the former title contender trapped the glove of Herring against his body as he desperately tried to hang on and stay upright while both fighters stumbled across the ring. (more…)
Former light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson spoke to the press after his workout Tuesday in Miami. Johnson is preparing to challenge undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (29-0, 24 KOs) November 5th at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec city. The bout can be seen live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
By Ray Wheatley/World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin
The management of IBF#8 Sam Soliman (39-11, 17KOs) and IBF#14 Eromosele Albert (24-4-1, 12KOs) are in negotiation for both 160 pounders to clash in an IBF Box Off to find a mandatory challenger for IBF champion Daniel Geale. The Nigerian born, Miami based Albert has replaced Peter Quillin as Soliman’s opponent after IBF#10 Peter Quillin (25-0, 19KOs) withdrew to box Craig McEwan (19-1, 10KOs) in Cancun, Mexico on November 5. IBF#6 Osumanu Adama will clash with former IBF champion IBF#7 Roman Karmazin on Saturday in an IBF Box Off. Soliman’s manager David Stanley said “We are pleased that Eromosele Albert has taken the fight with Sam in what should be an excellent contest.” Sam Soliman has defeated several world rated super middleweights and middleweights including Sakio Bika and shocked Winky Wright in 2005 when he dropped a controversial decision.
Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best
For the first time in history, the city of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico will host a professional boxing card. This will happen Friday when former world champion Manny Siaca, and prospects McJoe Arroyo and Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez fight the headline bouts in the 7th Edition of the series A Puño Limpio, to be held at the Coliseo Rebekah Colberg in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation in association with Top Rank to be televised on WAPA America at 9PM. Former WBA super middleweight champion Siaca (22-7, 19 KOs) will headline fighting against Jhon Berrio (15-10, 11 KOs) for the WBA Latino Middleweight title. Also in the card, former Olympian McJoe Arroyo (8-0, 5 KOs) will face Shawn Nichol (5-6, 5 KOs) to six rounds in 115 pounds. The other TV bout will present unbeaten prospect “Bomba” González (5-0, 5 KOs) versus Mexican Manuel Galaviz (4-6, 1 KO) in a 112 pounds and six rounds.
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