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Gabriel Rosado 153 vs. Keenan Collins 152
(PA State junior middleweight title)
Ronald Cruz 146 vs. Christopher Fernandez 146
Bryant Jennings 223 vs. Alexis Mejias 227
Decarlo Perez 149 vs. Tolan Tascoe 150
Fred Jenkins Jr. 165.75 vs. Pete Yates 166
William Miranda 234 vs. Lonnie Kornegay 266.5
Tevin Farmer 126 vs. Joshua Arocho 126
Venue: Asylum Arena, South Philadelphia
First Bout: 7:30 PM
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Don Chargin Productions and Golden Boy Promotions
Tickets: $45 & $65
Unbeaten Notre Dame boxing champion and light heavyweight prospect Mike Lee (6-0, 4 KOs) will be featured on a Subway commercial at the 2:00 mark at the end of the first half of tonight’s NFL opener between the Packers and Saints on NBC. Lee will be back in the ring on Sept 16 at the Joyce Center located at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.
Undefeated jr. welterweight slugger Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (14-0-1, 9 KOs) has officially signed a contract to fight Patrick Lopez (20-4, 12 KOs). The ten round bout, promoted by Prize Fight and Mo Betta Entertainment, takes place at “Fitzgerald’s Casino and Hotel” in Tunica, Mississippi on October 1. On the line will be the vacant NABO jr. welterweight title.
Thompson Boxing Promotions has added two promising talents to their stable of fighters in super bantamweight Richard “El Terminador” Contreras (6-0, 5 KOs) and welterweight Aron Martinez (15-1, 3 KOs)
Female boxing icon Mia St. John will be one of the guest speakers along with First Lady Michelle Obama to talk about the need for more mental health programs on Monday Sept. 12 in Washington D.C.
Photo by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Give Vincent “Vinsanity” Arroyo (11-1, 7 KOs) a brutally cold Buffalo winter day to train and he’s as happy as can be. The 24-year-old explained why and answered other questions just days before his 10-round welterweight fight against Hector “El Flaco” Sanchez (19-1, 9 KOs) on ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, Sept. 9 LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). (more…)
By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Argentinian contender Lucas Matthysse will not be able to face three division world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales for the vacant WBC super lightweight title on September 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the Mayweather-Ortiz undercard. Matthysse (28-2, 26 KOs) was in La Pampa completing his training, but a viral infection at the start of the week forced him to stop training according sources in Argentina.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
An amazing atmosphere today in Mexico City as a crowd 30,000 strong gathered at the Monumento Revolucion to catch a glimpse of boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Click here for more photos…
Opponents for El Paso’s Antonio Escalante and Mickey Roman, of Juarez, have been announced for Independence Showdown, Thursday, September 15th at the El Paso County Coliseum. The seven-bout fight card will feature 2-time world champion, Jhonny Gonzalez (49-7, Mexico City) defending his WBC World Featherweight Championship against Rogers Mtagwa (27-14-2, Philadelphia).
The former #1 World Contender, Escalante (24-4, El Paso, TX), will take on Mexico’s Pipino Cuevas, Jr. (14-7, Mexico City) in a ten-round Lightweight co-Semi Main Event bout. Roman, the current Mexican Super Featherweight Champion, is slated to take on Antonio Meza (17-10-1, Mexicali) in the other co-Semi Main Event.
Added to the card are 2008 U.S. Olympian, Javier Molina (8-0, Norwalk, CA), female prospect Jennifer Han (3-1, El Paso) and undefeated El Paso prospects Carlos Villa and Joel Garcia, both 2-0). (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Superstar Manny Pacquiao waves to the reported 30,000 plus fans during his public press conference in Mexico City Thursday during the world tour to announce the third world Welterweight title mega-fight of the Pacquiao-Marquez trilogy against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Marquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez III will take place, Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and be produced and distributed by HBO Pay Per View. Click here for more photos…
Heavyweight Kimbo Slice a.k.a. Kevin Ferguson will return to the ring on October 15 at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Slice, a former MMA star, is 1-0, 1 KO after making his boxing debut in August, scoring a 17-second KO. His opponent will be named. Tickets, starting at $19, go on sale September 15.
A little more than month after registering on national television the most significant victory of his young pro boxing career, undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (14-0, 9 KOs) returns Wednesday, September 21 to headline the 10th annual Fight To Educate at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Andrade takes on 38-year-old former two-time world title challenger Saul “Baby” Duran (38-18-2, 31 KOs) in this year’s 10-round main event. Light welterweight Danny O’Connor (14-1, 3 KOs), who will face Jamal Del Cid (7-5, 3 KOs) in the six-round co-feature. Also, upset specialist Jose “Stinger” Medina (14-9-1, 6 KOs), from Tilton (NH), will also be in action versus an opponent to be determined in a six-round light middleweight bout. Medina is coming off a controversial eight-round draw against former world champion Joachim Alcine, in which most observers felt Medina deserved a victory. In January, Medina scored a shocking fourth-round knockout of 17-1 Isaac Rodrigues.
For the first high profile fight in Atlantic City since Paul Williams vs. Erislandy Lara, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board has assigned the officials Saturday night’s featherweight showdown between unbeaten former unified champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and ex-WBO 122lb titlist Daniel Ponce de Leon. Referee Alan Huggins will be the third man in the ring with judges Jule Lederman, Steve Weisfeld and Shafeeq Rashada handling the scoring.
Antonio Pitalua 140 vs Cosme Rivera 140
Ricardo Mercado 112 vs Carlos Barraza 112
Miguel Dominguez 108 vs Ariel Guzman 108
Luis Vidales 134 vs Angel Molina 134
Ivan Acosta 125 vs Emanuel Dominguez 124
Felipe Guiza 124 vs Brin Corles 124
Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo (Antiguo Salon 21)
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., in association with Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.
Matchmaker: Jorge Gonzalez
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET) in HD (US)/Televisa Deportes Network @ 11:00 PM (CT) (Mexico and Central America)
Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank Boxing
Team Gamboa poses for a group photo after the Gamboa vs. Ponce DeLeon Press Conference held at Caesars Atlantic City on Thursday September 8, 2011 in Atlantic City NJ. Click here for more photos…
By Karl Freitag
The AIBA, the association that governs international amateur boxing, has plans to get further involved in the professional side of the sport. The group recently has allowed boxers to be paid while retaining their amateur status while competing in their World Series boxing league. Now the AIBA President Wu Ching-Kuo is on the record in support of allowing professional fighters to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. A plan called “Boxing 16″ lays out the AIBA plans to carry out “various revolutionary strategies in order to truly govern the sport of boxing at all levels.” (more…)
European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko (31-1, 21 KOs) is preparing for his next title defense against Michael Sprott (36-16, 17 KOs) in Hamburg on September 24. “Currently I’m training hard for my next fight on Sept 24,” said Dimitrenko. “I’m not underestimating the experienced Sprott and am preparing myself with my team at Universum as well as ever.
By Anthony Springer
It was one of the crazier days in recent UFC history.
One day ago, Nick Diaz was slated to face welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in a highly anticipated main event at UFC 137.
Carlos Condit was looking at a number-one contender bout with BJ Penn.
After Diaz pulled two no-shows to promote the bout, the Caesar Gracie protégé found himself scratched from the main event. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
Former IBO cruiserweight world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green has warned Antonio Tarver that he will not “hang around forever” as negotiations between Green Machine Boxing and Tarver’s camp for a rematch continue to drag on. Green is willing to go to the US for the rematch, however Tarver recently suggested that a rematch would likely happen in Green’s hometown of Perth.
“I want to go and fight in America, and he’s saying how big a deal and how big a name he is there, so I don’t see why he wouldn’t want to,” Green said. “Unless he’s not much of a big deal back home?” “Maybe he’s talking it up and he really isn’t much of a big deal? But he said it, he said Showtime wants to do it, he’s talking about having a hometown fight in Orlando, so it makes sense,” Green said. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Pacquiao arrived about midnight last night at Toluca International Airport and then went with his entourage to a hotel located in the Paseo de la Reforma. In addition to his mega press conference with Juan Manuel Marquez today at the Monumento a la Revolución, Pacman plans to tour the city today and is expected to visit the Basilica of Guadalupe and Distrito Federal government offices where he will be proclaimed a distinguished visitor and receive the keys to the city from the Mayor Marcelo Ebrard. At the end of the day, Pacquiao will drop by TV Azteca, and then head back to the airport to return to the Philippines via Los Angeles.
Leading up to the monumental matchup between super middleweight titlists Andre Ward and Carl Froch in The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, SHOWTIME® has announced a bevy of programming in support of the highly anticipated Oct. 29 clash. The network will introduce a new boxing program titled Staredown: Ward vs. Froch, premiere the two latest installments of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic and replay some of the storied tournament’s best bouts on SHOWTIME EXTREME®. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Green Machine Boxing
Three Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green was in Bunbury Western Australia today at the Eaton Recreation Centre to announce he was bringing his “Next Generation” event to Bunbury next month. A big number of fans turned out for the presser and it was all about the Next Generation of boxers. This event on October 22 is expected to be the biggest boxing event in Regional Western Australia’s history. The Green Machine was very happy to announce the event, and said Bunbury has a long and proud boxing history and holds a special place for him because he won his first state boxing title in Bunbury way back in 1994.
Headlining the card will be Pieter Cronje (13-4-1, 9 KO’s) who will defend his IBF Pan Pacific Cruiserweight Title against Anthony McCracken (13-5-1, 5 KO’s). World rated and the undefeated Steve Wills (16-0-2, 9 KO’s) will fight for his WBO Asia Pacific Junior Welterweight Title. Also on the card will be Clint Hosking (7-0, 2 KO’s), Matt Garlett (6-1, 4 KO’s), and more. (more…)
Hit the road with SHOWTIME Sports for the Super Six World Boxing Classic press tour. Tournament finalist Andre Ward and Carl Froch give boxing fans a preview of the intensity both fighters plan to bring to the ring on October 29th.
Russian Petr Petrov (29-2-2, 13 KOs) will face WBA Super Lightweight champ Marcos Maidana when the Argentinean KO artist returns to the ring before his people of Argentina on September 23 at the Sociedad Alemana de Villa Ballester in Buenos Aires. “I don’t know why so many turned down this fight and I don’t care. For me it’s a great opportunity and I don’t wanna waste it. I will go to Argentina for no holiday, I will go there to win,” Petrov said.
“I’m glad that finally somebody had the balls to step in and take the fight. No every boxer in this world is like The Queen. I am happy and ready for yet another war,” Maidana said from his training camp in Argentina.
Southern California boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht will be featured in the Beauties & The Boss reality show episode set to air on Sunday, September 11th at 8pm PST on the Mun2 channel. The 30 minute episode was taped at a recent Englebrecht event and highlights a modeling agency’s desire to have their models hired by Englebrecht to work as ring card girls, fighter walk in girls, and also to sing the national anthem. Englebrecht ends up hiring the models and is shown, along with his staff, training them and critiquing them. Mun2 is owned by Telemundo but is broadcast mostly in English and is considered the Latin version of Lifetime. Beauties & The Boss will also be available “On Demand” starting on September 18th.
The Team of Tomasz Adamek has accused Vitali Klitschko of “a blatant continuation of his ongoing attempt to bait Adamek” during a public workout Wednesday in Wroclaw, Poland. According to information from Adamek’s promoter Main Events, Klitschko breached the security agreement his own team designed regarding the open workout. Klitschko allegedly skipped his own grand entrance in favor of an intimidation tactic that the Adamek camp says clearly did not affect the Polish favorite.
Arriving in the middle of Adamek’s public workout, Klitschko sat with his entourage at ringside to observe the simple demonstration Adamek performed for his fans. Adamek did not feel it necessary to reciprocate by remaining for Klitschko’s workout.
By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
There is great anticipation for today’s visit to Mexico City of Filipino superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on the final leg of his international promotional tour for what will be his third match against the Mexican hero Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, to be held November 12 in Las Vegas. Many Mexican fight fans have asked for time off at their jobs or simply will not attend school to attend this unprecedented event at 1PM at the Monumento a la Revolución, where an estimated 50,000 fans are expected.
The art at the right is the work of Eduardo De La Cruz, a Mexican artist who in the United States is known for his lithographs of various personalities of sports and entertainment. Most recently at the 48th WBC Convention which was held in Cancun, Mexico, Eduardo was named “Artist of the KO.”
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