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Tori Nelson 143 vs. Kali Reis 144
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Jarrell Miller 267 vs. Willie Chisolm 235.5
Gerome Quigley 150.5 vs. Damien Butler 149
Brian Meadows 151 vs. Elmer Vera 151
Jeremy Trussell 169.5 vs. On’Rey Towns 163.5
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Stan Gordon, longtime timekeeper at many of Sacramento boxing and martial arts events, has passed following a heart attack Nov. 1 He was 80. During the better part of three decades with the California Athletic Commission, the recently-retired Gordon served as an inspector at weigh-ins but more often was at ringside as a timekeeper at fights in the Sacramento area and around the state.
“Stan had a lot of friends in boxing,” veteran promoter Don Chargin said. “I’d look forward to seeing him at our shows. He’d always greet you with a few jokes before getting down to the business of being a well-respected timekeeper.” (more…)
Jose Felix, 25-0-1, puts world rating, unbeaten record on the line at Avi Resort in Laughlin, Nevada on Nov 16
His father Jose fought Marco Antonio Barrera and Johnny Tapia. His uncle Alejandro was in the ring against Mark ‘Too Sharp’ Johnson, Vic Darchinyan and Irene Pacheco. “It’s all boxing in the world of Jose Felix in Los Mochis, Mexico,” says his advisor Ray Alcorta. Felix, just 21, puts his 25-0-1, 20 KO record on the line when he takes on southpaw Santos Benavides, 23-4-1, 17 KOs, of Chontelle, Nicaragua in the main event on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing event at the AVI Resort Casino on Saturday, November 16.
Felix vs Benavides is scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior lightweight division. Felix is trained by his uncle Alejandro, a former world contender.
“Jose is now rated IBF #4 so this is a very important fight – a lot is on the line,” said Alcorta. “But to me Jose is such an advanced, mature fighter for his age. He can be patient, then strikes suddenly. He moves well and I think he’s tremendously exciting.” (more…)
Five years after winning the Olympic gold in Beijing, James DeGale says he’s just a few months away from a super middleweight title shot. More
Win or lose against Brandon Rios, there are no plans to retire, Manny Pacquiao is telling the Philippines press. More
Rios, on the other hand, is telling Pacquiao that he’ll send him into retirement: More
Heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne is suing manager Don King for forcing him to sign in order to get a match. More
November 6 – Fighting in front of the men and women of the Armed Forces, U.S. Army vet Tim Kennedy sent his people away more than happy, knocking out Rafael Natal in the first round of the UFC Fight For The Troops main event Wednesday night. . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan pose during media day Wednesday for their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, November 9.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, PR Best Boxing, Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, this world championship tripleheader will also feature undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia against two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. photos
By Karl Freitag
WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) and undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) hosted an international media conference call Wednesday to discuss their HBO-televised world championship clash on Saturday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Interesting matchup as Martinez is currently the only world champion from Puerto Rico, and Garcia is coming off a demolition of Martinez’ countryman and stablemate Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, in a bout where Garcia came in overweight. Martinez promoter Peter Rivera stated that all of Puerto Rico is looking at this fight as a revenge fight.
Mikey Garcia: We are ready for this. We’re in great shape, we did all the work in the gym needed and we want to take on a real junior lightweight. Rocky Martinez is a world champion. I’m not fighting just an overweight bantamweight or featherweight, I’m fighting a real champion and that’s the challenge we want to take.
Rocky Martinez: I’m very proud of the fact that I remain as a champion. I worked very hard in preparation for this fight. I know it’s an important fight for the country, an important fight for me and I’m ready to take back my title to Puerto Rico….I think I can take his punches, I think I’ve proven myself to be able to take punches, so it’s just a question of being ready and being at my best.
Main Events officially announced today that they have signed a promotional contract with undefeated Texas heavyweight David “Nino” Rodriguez. The hard-hitting Mexican-American, who has a record of 36-0, 34 KOs against soft competition, has had an almost two-year layoff from the sport. His career – and life – almost came to an end on December 30, 2011 when he was knifed outside of a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. The brutal attack required 369 stitches to mend and left a large scar on the side of his face, from ear to chin. His return to the ring was sidelined again after suffering a knee injury requiring surgery while preparing for a fight in the summer of 2012.
“David has made it clear that his intention is to step up in 2014 and take on everyone at the top of the heavyweight division,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “David has the personality, the looks and the punch to be a big star. It will be Main Events’ job to give him the opportunities necessary for him to reach his goal of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
The WBA interim middleweight title bout between WBA #12 Garth Wood and WBA #1 Martin Murray scheduled for December 11 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia has been forced to cancel because the Anthony Mundine vs. Shane Mosley is now back on and scheduled for November 27. A frustrated Wood talked to the Telegraph newspaper and stated “How can we risk following a fight that is essentially two blokes fighting for their super fund? If the Mundine fight is a farce, and I believe it will be, what hope have you got of asking Aussie punters to then shell out another 50 bucks to watch you a fortnight later? And right before Christmas….People are fed up with the fight game. That’s what we hoped to change. We weren’t bringing a fighter who is on the way out to Sydney. We were bringing a genuine world champion; a guy ranked No.1 for a reason. But to do that, it was going to cost my backers $800,000 … I can’t ask people to outlay that sort of money if we’re going to be made to follow a circus.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Word is that Golden Boy Promotions offered Puerto Rican three-division former world champion Miguel Cotto $10 million to face Mexican former world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a meeting held on Tuesday between both parties. Alvarez already announced that he would be fighting in 2014 pay-per-view bouts on March 8, July 26 and November 22. An Alvarez-Cotto fight would likely be the best PPV option for Canelo. However, Cotto has options. He could end up facing or Floyd Mayweather in a rematch, or seek to regain a world title against IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina or the winner of the WBA title fight between Austin Trout-Erislandy Lara or move up to middleweight to face WBO champion Peter Quillin. There has also been talk of a clash between Cotto and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Team Adamek
“When next time fans will ask me why I thank God every time I finish the fight and cross myself every time I step into the ring, I will remind them about Magomed fighting for his life” said heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs), who in 10 days on November 16 will fight on NBC against undefeated Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine Vyacheslav Glazkov (15-0, 11 KOs). “This is why, no matter what nationality we are, no matter what is being said before the fight, we are boxing brothers.”
Adamek, whose reputation is largely built on the extremely savage ring wars he had earlier in his career, offers a fighter’s perspective to the Magomed Abdusalamov tragedy. “What happened in New York is the reason why I treat every opponent with the greatest respect, wishing him the best,” the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion told Fightnews.com. “This is a war, almost literally, between two men. Everyone of us knows very well stepping into ring that this could be the last time we do that.
“Being a fighter you have to block the reality.” (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
IBO World Lightweight Champion “Indonesian Thunder” Daud Cino Yordan (31-3, 23 KOs) will defend his title against South African Sipho “Tsunami” Taliwe (21-3, 14 KOs) in the Co-Main Event of the next Dragon Fire: World Championship Boxing event on Friday December 6 at Metro City in Perth, Western Australia. The 26 year old Yordan made Indonesian boxing history in July when he became the first Indonesian two weight division champion at Featherweight & Lightweight respectively following his unanimous decision victory over Argentinian Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-2-2, 8 KOs) in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions “Thunderdome II” at Metro City Perth, Australia.
Yordan who made his professional boxing debut at the tender age of 17 goes by the moniker “Indonesian Thunder” due to his knockout prowess. Yordan has competed in Indonesia, Singapore, America, Philippines and will be defending his World Championship abroad in Australia. (more…)
By James Slater
Liverpool’s Tony Bellew is heading into his November 30th challenge of WBC light-heavyweight ruler Adonis Stevenson a heavy underdog in the eyes of many, yet “Bomber” is convinced he will shock the odds and take the title from the man known as “Superman.”
“I think I am the kryptonite – that’s the best way of putting it,” Bellew, 20-1-1(12) told Sky Sports. “He has got this Superman thing, but at the end of the day the cold, hard fact is he has been knocked out by a journeyman, a guy who has won 20 fights and lost 20. That is a fact. I’m better than Darnell Boone. I am better than any fighter in the world who has won 20 and lost 20.” (more…)
The comeback of former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman continues Tuesday night, November 12, at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Foreman (31-2, 8 KOs), rated #14 by the WBC, takes on Mexican invader Javier “Pelon’ Gomez (14-11, 10 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature on “Knockout Night at the Hard Rock Live,” presented by Mo Productions.
The 10-round main event showcases Michael “The Brazilian” Rocky” Oliveira (21-1, 16 KOs), rated No. 7 by the WBC and No. 11 by the WBA, against former Mexican welterweight champion Noberto “Demonio” Gonzalez (19-2, 13 KOs). Hall of Famer Julio Cesar Chavez has confirmed that he will be attending “Knockout Night at the Hard Rock Live” to closely watch Michael Oliveira in action. The retired six-time, three-division world champion is the father of professional boxers Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Omar Chavez, who is a potential opponent for Oliveira in 2014.
“Knockout Night at the Hard Rock Live,” presented by MO Productions, will air live on SporTV, a Brazilian Sports television broadcaster affiliate to TV Globo Network, and TNC in Argentina.
By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
On Friday November 8th, Sundown Entertainment presents Friday Night Fights, live from Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the Main Event, Mike Montoya Jr. returns to action against Isaiah Barela. Montoya comes into the bout with a record 4-2-1 while Barela sports a record of 4-3. This bout will take place at 180lbs. (more…)
Nathan Cleverly is beefing up for his cruiserweight debut by stuffing on steak. The former WBO World Light-Heavyweight champion takes on Australian Daniel Ammann for the Vacant Commonwealth Cruiserweight title on Saturday 30th November at London’s Copper Box Arena, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Cleverly, 26, who started his pro career as an 18-year-old welterweight in 2005, is now adding an extra 25lb of muscle as he starts his campaign to win a second world title after his shock loss to Sergey Kovalev in August.
And the Welsh star knows that he will need as much beef as possible in his new weight class as he’ll be facing small heavyweights, but is confident he’ll also have the speed to deal with them. He said, “Making the jump from light-heavyweight to cruiserweight is a 25lb difference, it’s the biggest weight jump in all of the divisions in boxing. To prepare for the move I’ve got a sports nutritionist monitoring my diet and steak is one of the main components. It’s protein packed and perfect for bulking up, I’m eating it everyday, but it’s starting to get a bit tiring.” (more…)
It’s been seven years since Dan Henderson defeated Vitor Belfort in PRIDE Fighting Championships, but the old rivals will finally meet again this weekend at UFC Fight Night in Brazil as part of a huge card headed to South America headlined by the light heavyweight showdown . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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WBA Female World Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian will return to the ring on December 7, 2013 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. She will defend her crown against Italian Simona Galassi on the undercard of the IBF Middleweight Title showdown between Darren Barker and Felix Sturm. Sturm vs. Barker will be broadcasted live on SAT.1 in Germany and on Sky Sports in the UK.
“I’m excited to fight in Stuttgart”, the 26-years old Kentikian, nicknamed the “Killer Queen”, said. “I want to put on a great show for the fans, win spectacularly and leave the ring with my belt.” (more…)
WBC 51st convention Day 3 – Mandatory defenses plus Mayweather and Broner given deadlines; WBC pledges $53K toward Mago’s medical expenses
Report/photos: Boxing Bob Newman
Day three of the WBC 51st convention in Bangkok, Thailand centered largely on mandatory defenses. First up though were some other matters of business.
First and foremost was the situation involving heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov. As most readers know by now, Abdusalamov suffered a career ending and life threatening injury this past Saturday night in a hotly contested fight against Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden. The WBC Board of Directors petitioned its regional bodies as well as promoters and anyone else on the floor for donations to help offset his medical bills and support his young family, including a two month old.
Between the affiliated regional bodies such as NABF, Youth, ABU, OPBF, EBU, International, Female, Baltic, and others, as well as the multitude of promoters on hand, approximately $53,000 was pledged in less than 30 minutes. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
After his disputed draw against Brandon Gonzalez, Tommy Oosthuizen has a lot to prove at Emperors Palace on Saturday night. The IBO super-middleweight champion has to defend his title against Ezequiel Maderna from Argentina. On the same bill, Hekkie Budler makes the fourth defense of his IBO strawweight belt when he faces Hugo Verchelli. The challenger, also from Argentina, is ranked 28th by the IBO and #8 by the WBA. The Golden Gloves Promotions tournament near Kempton Park will be televised live on SuperSport Select on DStv Channel 229, starting at 7:30pm (SA, CAT, GMT+2). (more…)
Sergey Rabchenko has no intention of leaving his rematch with Cedric Vitu in the hands of the judges. Their first encounter, which came on the undercard of Ricky Hatton’s comeback clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko last year, ended with Rabchenko winning by a split decision. This time, though, the Belarusian banger says they’ll be no room for debate as he intends on retaining his European light-middleweight title by scoring his 19th career stoppage. (more…)
Speaking to the NY Post, Sampson Boxing VP Nathan Lewkowicz described the stroke suffered by fallen heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov as “a pretty serious stroke” and revealed that “a machine is keeping him alive.” Mago is currently in a medically induced coma in New York City’s Roosevelt Hospital and Abdusalamov’s manager Boris Grinberg told Fightnews.com’s Przemek Garczarczyk Tuesday that Abdusalamov’s “life is not in danger anymore, it was close. They want to wake him up from the induced coma on Thursday.”
Lewkowicz, however, told the Post, “It’s possible he could be in a coma forever. It’s possible he could be in a coma for a few more weeks. No one knows. That’s why they have to monitor the situation. You really have no clue. It’s basically on the individual.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® debuts in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 with UFC® FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: ELLENBERGER vs. SAFFIEDINE. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
It was reported on Channel Nine television today that the Anthony Mundine vs. Shane Mosley clash has been rescheduled for November 27 in Sydney. Mosley has apparently confirmed on Twitter. There will be a press conference on Thursday. Promoter Khoder Nasser has guaranteed the million dollar purse to Mosley, who pulled out of their fight last month when a deadline was missed for a payment as per the fight contract.
Laid low by an injury, Dmitry Pirog, former WBO middleweight champion, has not given up the hopes of making a comeback. More
Sugar Shane Mosley vs. Anthony Mundine: Looks like it’s back on again, Nov. 27, in Australia. More
Former light-heavyweigh champ Nathan Cleverly is promising a string of impressive knockouts, this time at cruiserweight. More
Liverpool’s Stephen Smith is in hot water with the BBBC after trying to jump promoters. More
The October PPV fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez reportedly had 375,000 buys, which surpassed expectations. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reports that the gate for the fight was $2,998,950, with 10,683 tickets sold, 5,649 unsold, 1,370 comps.
Weigh-in results for UFC Fight For The Troops, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal, and the bantamweight bout between Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis, airing live on FOX Sports 1 from Fort Campbell, Kentucky at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Four preliminary bouts will air on FOX Sports 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see four prelim bouts at 3:10pm ET / 12:10pm PT.
Rafael Natal (185.5) VS Tim Kennedy (186)
FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Alexis Davis (134) VS Liz Carmouche (135)
Yoel Romero (185.5) VS Ronny Markes (185.5)
Rustam Khabilov (155) VS Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
Michael Chiesa (156) VS Colton Smith (155.5)
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
James Krause (155.5) VS Bobby Green (155)
Francisco Rivera (136) VS George Roop (135.5)
Steven Siler (146) VS Dennis Bermudez (146)
Germaine de Randamie (136) vs Amanda Nunes (136)
Lorenz Larkin (185) VS Chris Camozzi (186)
Yancy Medeiros (156) VS Yves Edwards (156)
Seth Baczynski (171) VS Neil Magny (171)
Brian Houston (185) VS Derek Brunson (186)
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Abdusalamov suffers stroke; Family facing staggering medical bills; Team Abdusalamov establishing trust fund
Sampson Boxing VP Nathan Lewkowicz has confirmed via Twitter that fallen heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov has suffered a stroke while fighting for his life in a medically induced coma at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Abdusalamov had to have emergency surgery to remove a blood clot, and part of his skull had to be removed to reduce swelling.
In addition, the family of the 32-year-old Russian boxer who earned $40,000 for his HBO-televised fight against Mike Perez Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater, are facing staggering medical bills for Magomed’s treatment.
Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of Abdusalamov, along with promoters Leon Margules and Lou DiBella, and with help and support of others in the industry, are establishing a fund and to donate and raise funds to help alleviate the financial burden the unfortunate brain injury Abdusalamov suffered Saturday night has placed on him and his family. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez work out during their media day for their upcoming world championship tripleheader fight against each other on Saturday, November 9.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, PR Best Boxing, Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, this world championship tripleheader will also feature 2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire, former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan , undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
By Karl Freitag
Featherweights Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs) and professional nemesis Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KOs) host an international media conference call Tuesday to discuss their eagerly-awaited HBO-televised grudge rematch on Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nonito Donaire: For me, I don’t really care who it is who goes inside that ring. I fight anybody that they put in front of me…Vic is a dangerous opponent and not one you can overlook…I’m not really the type to talk about anything. I’m just ‘you know what? let’s make it happen in the ring.’
Vic Darchinyan: After his loss to Rigo he was exposed…it’s not about him it’s about me. I have more skills, I have more power…I’m just going to come and demolish him…I’ve been waiting for this fight for a long time and I’m very motivated.
In a pair of pick ‘em 10 rounders on the December 14th edition of NBC Sports Network’s FIGHT NIGHT, heavyweights Amir Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) and Kelvin Price (14-1, 6 KOs), and light heavyweights Ryan Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) and Lionell Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) will seek redemption from recent setbacks and the opportunity to prove that they have what it takes to compete at the elite levels of the sport. The telecast will go head-to-head against the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana clash on Showtime. (more…)
Undefeated Russian light heavyweight boxer, Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin (11-0, 6 KOs) signed a promotional contract with Main Events on Friday. The 23 year old who stands nearly six feet four inches tall, is co-promoted by PUSHKA, Kirill Pchelnikov, managaed by Egis Klimas, and being trained by John David Jackson.
“These are exciting times in the light heavyweight division and for fighters from Eastern Europe,” said promoter Kathy Duva. “Ilshat makes another great addition to our light heavyweight line-up at Main Events. At 23, he is the youngest fighter at Main Events and we look forward to watching him develop.”
There were 2 Purse Bids held in the IBF Office today.
Lamont Peterson vs. Dierry Jean – IBF Jr. Welterweight Championship – Mandatory Defense: There were 2 bidders, Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger. Golden Boy won with a bid of $ 156,000.00. Eye of the Tiger bid $ 111,121.00. Golden Boy has 90 days to put the fight on.
Katy Wilson Castillo vs. Chanttall Martinez – IBF Female Jr. Featherweight Championship – Mandatory Defense: There was only one bidder, Sampson Boxing, LLC won with a bid of $ 11,000.00. Sampson has 90 days to put the fight on.
History has been made in the Central Valley with the Solo Boxeo Tecate “Fight for Water” nationally televised fight this Saturday, November 9 featuring U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez. The 11-time National Champion, London 2012 Olympian and all-time USA Boxing light weight record holder will be featured in the main event on the UniMas broadcast. Further adding to this historic boxing night, the event was sold out three weeks ago along with VIP tables and major sponsors.
“Jose Ramirez is one of the brightest stars in boxing and he certainly represents a great deal in the future of boxing. It is wonderful to see Fresno area fans rally to see this young athlete. They will have plenty to cheer about not only on November 9 but in the months and years ahead,” said Bob Arum, Hall of Fame promoter.
Ramírez (6-0, 4 KOs), of Avenal, Calif, returns to the ring in the area he grew up in, at Golden Eagle Arena on the West Hills College campus in Lemoore, Ca. (more…)
Z Entertainment promoter Zef Ramirez announced that the November 8th fight card in Kingman, Arizona has been postponed after main event fighter Carlos DeLeon Jr. (21-3-2, 14 KOs) fell ill last week. “I am deeply disappointed for the boxing fans here in Kingman,” Ramirez said, “there is such a buzz right now in the local community over this fight that I was disappointed that we were forced to postpone the card. But I knew that, for as tough as it was for me, it’s ten times worse for Carlos. He is absolutely devastated over this delay.”
DeLeon contacted Ramirez last week after checking into a hospital in Las Vegas . Although initially believed to be pneumonia, Ramirez indicated that the fighter may have an infection which has caused a leg injury. “Carlos is a warrior,” Ramirez added, “and he didn’t want to jeopardize the entire card over this. But there really is no other alternative; he is just not in any condition to step into the ring next week.” Ramirez indicated that the card would be tentatively rescheduled in January, and that Rollin Williams and Jonathan Jackson Hearns would still be on the card.
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