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A purse bid was held today in Budapest, Hungry for the mandatory defense of WBO light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly against Robin Krasniqi. The winning bid was $500,000 presented by Dean Powell from Frank Warren Promotions (Cleverly’s promoter). Ulf Steinforth of SES Boxing (Krasniqi’s promoter) submitted a bid of $431,650. The bout will take place March 16 in either London, Liverpool or Cardiff. Istvan “Koko” Kovacs. WBO Executive Committee Vice President for Europe, presided.
The WBA has instructed the promotional companies Sauerland Event (SE) and Klitschko Management Group (KMG) to conduct immediate negotiations for the fight between the current heavyweight “super” champion Wladimir Klitschko and “regular” world champion Alexander Povetkin. The WBA has followed the rules of their writing originally sent to all parties prior to the fight between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. The letter stated that the winner of the bout would be declared as super champion and has to face the winner out of Ruslan Chagaev vs. Alexander Povetkin within in a time period of 18 months after the fight which took place on August 27, 2011. Klitschko vs. Povetkin is scheduled to take place before February 26, 2013.
Chris Meyer, Managing Director of Sauerland Event, stated: “We have a four week period to negotiate terms on the fight and will be in contact with the Klitschko management later on today. We worked together for many fights as co-promoters of the Klitschkos. Therefore I am convinced that we will have a professional dialogue. However, if we should not be able to reach a voluntary agreement we are prepared to enter a purse bid.”
Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)
This Saturday we will finally get the long-awaited rematch between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham. Added to this excitement is that the fight (along with one preliminary bout) will be televised on network television – not PPV, not pay cable, not basic cable. This one will be televised by NBC on a throwback Saturday afternoon TV broadcast. Besides being on regular “free” TV, the fight is special for a number of reasons.
Recently Philly Boxing History spoke to Team Cunningham about these key factors of the bout, and got their opinion on how they might impact things. (more…)
Video and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk
“I finished my training camp today, and from now on it’s just relaxation and keeping myself hungry for the fighting game. It won’t be a problem. I did change a lot of small, but important things. Stuff you will know when you will be with me in the ring. But then it will be too late to do anything about it,” said Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 29 KOs) who this Saturday will fight Steve Cunningham (25-4, 12 KOs).
“We all know the strengths of both fighters and for me it means absolutely nothing that Tomek is the favorite,” added trainer Roger Bloodworth. “It just doesn’t matter in boxing. And it doesn’t matter for Tomek. Not sure he knows the meaning of the word ‘pressure.’ He just fights the best he can.” (more…)
On December 29 in Las Vegas, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will attempt to regain his crown from Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC 155. Undoubtedly one of the top big man in the sport today, Velasquez arrived in the Octagon with talent, determination and a host of expectations a little over three years ago. Here’s our first look at Velasquez before his UFC 83 bout with Brad Morris in 2008 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II is LIVE on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Saturday, Dec. 29. Click here for more info.
By Felipe Leon
This Friday night Baja Boxing in association with Promociones Del Pueblo will present one of the last fight cards of the year when in the Cadena Tres broadcast main event, up and coming junior welterweight Antonio “Cañitas” Lozada Jr. (29-1, 25KOs) faces David Cavita (7-1-2, 6KOs) for a scheduled ten rounds. The fight card will be held in Lozada Jr.’s hometown of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, a beach town ten minutes south of Tijuana. (more…)
A purse bid will be held today in Budapest, Hungry for the mandatory defense of WBO light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly against Robin Krasniqi. Minimum bid is $300,000. The Cleverly camp had been hoping to line up a better known opponent, but that idea was scotched by WBO President Francisco Valcarcel who tweeted “We want to make clear that Cleverly must face Krasniqi or he will be stripped from the title. That mandatory was stated by the WBO Executive Committee on the last WBO Convention.”
By Skoda Stanislav
Heavyweight contender Alexander Dimitrenko (32-2, 21 KOs) returns to the ring Friday against Serbian Samir Kurtagic (11-4, 8 KOs) headlining an event billed as “Spolchemie Boxing Night” at the Sportcentrum Sluneta in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. It will be Dimitrenko’s first fight since a KO loss to Kubrat Pulev in May in a bout for the European championship. Also on the card, which is being promoted by former world champion Lukas Konecny and Profiboxing.cz, will be Martin Parlagim (7-0, 4 KOs) against Michal Dufek (9-2-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant Czech lightweight title, heavyweight Ondrej Pala (30-3, 21 KOs) vs. TBA.
By Felipe Leon
Mayen Promotions, the most active club-sized promoter in Tijuana, will close out their year this upcoming Wednesday night at the Las Pulgas night club in the heart of Tijuana’s Revolution Avenue with another chock full night of boxing featuring former world title challenger Humberto “Betillo” Gutierrez (28-4-2, 20KOs) of Tijuana by way of Los Mochis, Mexico, versus Jose Luis Vazquez (3-2, 3KOs) of Tijuana in a eight round welterweight face off. (more…)
Ringside by Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda
Amir “King” Khan scored a tenth round stoppage over the previously undefeated Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7KOs) this past Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Khan came out jabbing and shooting one-two combinations at a distance. The persistent and sharp jab of Khan inflicted a cut over the left eye of his opponent in the opening round. However Molina’s cut man Miguel Diaz was able to control the bleeding between rounds . . . Click here for more
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