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Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals

Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals

Photos: Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions WBC middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and former two-time former world champion Amir ...

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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

By Karl Freitag Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental title and ...

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DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime IBF super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his ...

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Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack "The Ripper" (21-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title ...

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Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

By Miguel Maravilla and Byron Spurlock at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions In a rematch of their 2011 classic, welterweight Andre ...

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Boxing News

San Diego Fight Results

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos

Promoting professional boxing since 1981, Bobby DePhilippis has become a staple in the San Diego sports scene as he has featured everything from world champions before they were like Terry Norris and Manuel Medina to top contenders such as Christopher Martin, Antonio DeMarco and Mercito Gesta to everything in between. Friday, September 16th, was no different as Bobby D. Presents along with Jorge Marron Productions and Barron Entertainment presented “Stars of Tomorrow” at the Four Points Sheraton in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of “America’s Finest City”. With the most rounds scheduled being merely six, the five bout fight card featured young and up coming prospects in what turned out a night of unprecedented results and drama full action enjoyed by a healthy sized crowd of local fight fans. For more details and photos click here….



September 17th, 2011

Announcement

Lindsay Roberts passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hard punching Australian lightweight Lindsay Roberts who boxed from 1969 to 1985 has sadly passed away in Kempsey, New South Wales earlier this month. Roberts scored KO wins over Steve Hallcroft, Willie Leslie and Robert Namana but lost to Larry Valesini, Billy Moeler and future world IBF champion Lester Ellis. Roberts scored 15 wins with 13 by KO losing 24 with 1 draw. Lindsay will be sadly missed by family and friends and also the Australian boxing fraternity.



September 17th, 2011


Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Alexander


Photo & text by Chris Cozzone

Golden Boy Promotions and The Great Promotions have teamed up to promote former jr. welterweight champ Devon Alexander “The Great.” Alexander will now campaign at 147 pounds, it was also announced at a press conference held this morning at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“One hundred and forty-seven is where I’m taking over,” said Alexander (22-1, 13 KOs). “I hate losing and I love to be on top – and that’s where I’m going to be.”

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer also announced that he would be approaching both HBO and Showtime with plans to stage a welterweight tournament with four to six elite fighters in the division, Alexander included. Possibilities to pit against Alexander include Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz, Marcos Maidana and Paulie Malignaggi, who was in attendance.

“If I fought Malignaggi, it would be a stepping stone,” said Alexander. “I’m at the top of my game right now.”

“Top of your game?” countered Malignaggi. “Last time I checked, neither one of us have a title – and you lost your last three fights.”



September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Rain KOs outdoor Dallas card

By Jeff Zimmerman

Friday night’s 4th Annual “Fight Night” at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, was postponed due to rain. “It’s better for everybody fighters, sponsors – the fighters would be slipping,” said event coordinator Lestor Bedford. “Its for the safety of the fighters….we tried to hold off as long as possible – 2 hours – but the rain was steady. In over 30 years in boxing and over 500 fights with several outside, I have nver had a fight cancelled due to rain. Because of the free general admission vouchers and past experience, we were expecting 6,000-7,000.

The CNS promoted card has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct 14. the same tickets that were purchased for this show can be used for Oct 14. Refunds willl be granted Monday at the QuikTrip Park Box Office.



September 17th, 2011


Feature Story

Josesito aims to make statement

By Francisco Salazar

After losing a close 10 round majority decision to Edgar Santana in April of 2008, junior welterweight contender Josesito Lopez was disillusioned and frustrated by the outcome of the fight. Lopez though he had done enough to win, especially after dropping Santana twice in the fight. Weeks away from the gym turned into months, with reports of Lopez ballooning up to 180 pounds. Lopez even dabbled in real estate, as boxing seemed to be the last thing on his mind. Lopez almost gave up the fight game, but instead, came back to the sport. He was not about to let a bad decision, in his opinion, get the best of him. Since that crossroads point in his personal life and his professional career, Lopez has won his last seven bouts in a row. A victory tonight against an unbeaten fighter will put Lopez in more lucrative fights in the future. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Cano ready to seize opportunity

By Francisco Salazar

As first reported by Fightnews.com, unbeaten Pablo Cesar Cano will face Erik Morales on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be on the televised undercard of the “Star Power” card, which will be headlined by Victor Ortiz defending his welterweight title belt against Floyd Mayweather. Cano, (22-0-1, 17 KO’s) from Tlalnepantla, Mexico, Mexico, took the fight with a week’s notice when Morales’ original opponent, Lucas Matthysse suffered an injury during training camp. Although he does not have the amount of experience in big fights like Morales does, Cano was not about to turn down an opportunity to fight for a world title belt. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Mitchell vs. Ferreyro

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In the main event of Solo Boxeo’s Telefutura card at the Texas Station Hotel in Las Vegas, former Michigan State football player Seth Mitchell remained undefeated by laying waste to the walking heavy bag known as Hector Ferreyro with a third round TKO . . . Click here for more



September 17th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Gonzalez-Mtagwa

Ringside report Ricardo Trujillo
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III

On Thursday night, a near capacity crowd gathered at the El Paso County Coliseum for “Independence Showdown” a Goossen-Tutor promotion in association with Promociones del Pueblo for a WBC featherweight title fight between champ Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico City and Rogers Mtagwa of Tanzania.

On the eve of the day Mexico got their revenge against Spain, Gonzalez took it out against the African to the delight of the pro-Gonzalez crowd. Celebrating his 30th birthday, the champ gave himself and the Mexican people a present to remember . . . click here for more



September 17th, 2011

UFC

Shields and the healing process

UFC Fight Night is LIVE on SPIKE TV TONIGHT!

It’s never easy to lose a parent. Jake Shields is finding that out first hand right now as he deals with the sudden passing of his father and manager Jack at the age of 67 on August 29th . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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September 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Huck opponent named

WBO cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck (33-1, 24 KOs) will defend on October 22 at the Arena Ludwigsburg against 6’6 Argentine Rogelio Rossi (17-2-1, 11 KOs). “This is probably the biggest cruiserweight in the world,” said Huck. “I’ve never boxed against such a large opponent. I’ll have to adjust. It’s not so easy to hit him in the head.”



September 17th, 2011

Feature Story

Mayweather-Ortiz Preview

By Graham Houston

I wanted to wait until after the weigh-in before settling down to preview Saturday’s welterweight title fight between Victor Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on PPV from the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Now, I’ve seen it, and I am starting to buy into Mayweather’s assertion that he really is going to try to win inside the distance. Mayweather has said all along that he won’t be running from Ortiz. “I’ll be coming straight ahead,” he told this week’s press conference in Las Vegas. As Mayweather is normally a counter puncher, one has to ask oneself if he is simply seeking to heighten interest in the fight and thereby increase the PPV orders.

However, Mayweather seemed serious when he pushed his face into Ortiz’s and started what one can only surmise was a stream of invective after the fighters had weighed in this afternoon. If it was an act, it was a good one. Mayweather clearly seemed to be attempting to intimidate Ortiz; a Mayweather hanger-on waved a white handkerchief to remind Ortiz of the way the younger man surrendered against Marcos Maidana. (more…)



September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Hoskins defeats Nave

By David Robinett at ringside

50-year old Paul Nave, (19-9-2, 8 KOs), suffered the first loss in his comeback after nearly ten years out of the ring, losing an eight-round majority decision to undefeated Brandon Hoskins, (16-0-1, 8 KOs), at Albert Park Field in San Rafael, California. Scores were 76-76, 78-74, and 78-73 in favor of the faster, younger, and more active Hoskins. Nave spoke to Fightnews.com immediately after the fight and said he would take some time before deciding whether to keep fighting or hang up his gloves for good.



September 17th, 2011

UFC

UFN at the scales

UFC Fight Night is LIVE on SPIKE TV Sept. 17!

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger and the middleweight battle between Court McGee and Dongi Yang, airs on Spike TV from the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana at 9pm ET / PT. Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also view eight live prelim bouts beginning at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Jake Ellenberger (170) VS Jake Shields (171)

SPIKE TV
Dongi Yang (186) VS Court McGee (184.5)
Eric Koch (146) VS Jonathan Brookins (145.5)
Jason MacDonald (185) VS Alan Belcher (186)

FACEBOOK FIGHTS
Vagner Rocha (155.5) VS Cody McKenzie (155.5)
Shamar Bailey (156) VS Evan Dunham (156)
Lance Benoist (170.5) VS Matt Riddle (171)
Donny Walker (135.5) VS Ken Stone (136)
Clay Harvison (170) VS Seth Baczynski (171)
TJ Waldburger (171) VS Mike Stumpf (171)
Mike Lullo (146) VS Robert Peralta (145.5)
Jorge Lopez (171) VS Justin Edwards (171)

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For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Seth Mitchell still unbeaten


By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (23-0-1, 17 KOs) remained undefeated in a third round TKO win over Hector Ferreryo (21-11-2, 12 KOs) on Friday night at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. The monster from Maryland teed off on Ferreryo from the opening bell, stinging the Texan with body shots. A final flurry on the face of a badly beaten Ferreryo forced the stoppage. An apparently confused Fereryo protested the finish, but with one eye closed, the stoppage was more than justified. Official time was 2:17.

In the night’s co-main event, unbeaten 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (10-0, 6 KOs) topped Larry Smith (10-6, 7 KOs) in a lopsided decision win. Smith was limited to throwing single jabs for the bulk of the eight round affair, but kept Diaz from unloading by tying up an arm during most of the exchanges. The defensive minded fighter was unable to avoid the rout, as one judge scored it 80-72 and the other two had it 79-73 in favor of Diaz. (more…)



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayweather-Ortiz staredown

Video by Mary Ann Owen

Welterweights Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz get in each others’ face during Friday’s weigh-in in Las Vegas.



September 16th, 2011

Boxing Result

Mike Lee wins at Notre Dame

On the eve of the Notre Dame vs. Michigan State football game, pro boxing came for the first time to the famous Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana. In the main event, unbeaten light heavyweight and prospect and Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee (7-0, 4 KOs) won a four round knockdownfest against Jacob Stiers (4-2, 2 KOs). Lee stalked Stiers and dropped him in both rounds one and two. Lee, however, didn’t have it all his way as he was dropped himself in round three and seemed hurt for a moment. Lee floored Stiers again with a body shot in the fourth to win by the unusual scores of 38-34.

41-year-old super middleweight veteran Troy Lowry (27-11, 15 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Travis Loveless (20-1, 17 KOs). Loveless seemed to be wearing out Lowry and was credited with a knockdown in round four. Lowry however hurt Loveless in the fifth and sent him to the deck face first with a huge right hand. Time was 1:32. Lowry ended a six fight losing streak. (more…)



September 16th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Parker, AZ

Photos: Phil Soto/Top Rank Boxing

Mercito Gesta 136 vs. Manny Perez 136
Jose Benavidez 141.5 vs. Dedrick Bell 139.5
Andy Ruiz 253 vs. Ken Frank 293
Gabino Saenz 124.5 vs. Esteban Nichol 125.5
Jose Roman 135.5 vs. Baudel Cardenas 131
Venue: Bluewater Casino, Parker AZ
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Fox Deportes 10PM ET/7PM PT
Click here for more photos…



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights From Celaya

By. Gabriel F. Cordero

Robinson Castellanos 125.9 Vs. Aldimar Santos 125.8
WBC Silver Featherweight Title
María Salinas 104.8 Vs. Anahí Torres 104.5
WBC Miniumweight World Youth Title
Fermín de los Santos 129.8 Vs. Alfonso Pérez 128.5

WBC Super featherweight Cabofe Title
Venue: Palenque de la Feria, de Celaya, Guanajuato
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala
TV: Cadena 3 Channel 28 more photos



September 16th, 2011

Photo Gallery

Slideshow: Mayweather-Ortiz weigh-in


Photos by Chris Cozzone

Slideshow: All the shots from today’s dramatic weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Victor Ortiz. Click here to view



September 16th, 2011

UFC

Velasquez, Dos Santos meet in Vegas


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Preparing for the biggest heavyweight showdown in history on Nov. 12 live on FOX, UFC® champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior dos Santos participated in a media brunch at Verandah Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel today in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for a full report on Monday.

Tickets for UFC® on FOX: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS, live from Honda Center in Anaheim on Nov. 12, are priced at $354.00, $229.00, $129.00, $94.00, $69.00 and $44.00, and go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Remaining tickets, if available, can be purchased at the Honda Center Box Office beginning Saturday, September 17 at 10 a.m. PT.

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For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 16th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Las Vegas


Photo by Chris Cozzone
By Andreas Hale at the scale

Floyd Mayweather Jr 146.5 vs. Victor Ortiz 147
(WBC welterweight championship)
Erik Morales 140 vs. Pablo Cesar Cano 140
(Vacant WBC jr welterweight championship)
Jessie Vargas 142 vs. Josesito Lopez 140.5
Dion Savage 168 vs. Adonis Stevenson 160
Juan Manuel Montiel 134 vs. Anthony Crolla 135
Dhafir Smith 168 vs. Marco Antonio Periban 168
Carson Jones 145 vs. Said Ouali 147
Cassius Clay 133 vs. Kyrone Butler 134

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV



September 16th, 2011

Boxing Result

Ilie upsets Erittu

By Giampiero Marras at ringside

In a stunner, underdog Giulian Ilie of Romania stopped previously unbeaten Salvatore Erittu of Italy in round two and clinched the vacant IBF I/C title at 200 lbs. Ilie (now 18-4-2) was coming from another win on Italian soil, having defeated Cristian Dolzanelli in December last year. Erittu (now 21-1) was supposed to restore the Italian pride but clearly Ilie had other plans as he started at full speed and tried to bring the fight to the much taller Erittu. After an even first round, Ilie was able to find his distance and connected with a clean right hook to Erittu’s chin: the Italian contender was up but still wobbled and, after another barrage by Ilie, referee Vincent Dupas of France stopped the fight for good.

On the undercard, 17-years-old Joe Calzaghe Jr., the son of former world champ Joe Calzaghe, had his first ever amateur bout drawing versus Marco Satta in three.

Alberto Mura promoted.



September 16th, 2011

Feature Story

Canelo ready for next step

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Saul Alvarez has done something that few fighters have done before: make their professional debut before most teenagers are allowed to have a license to drive. Almost six years later and remaining undefeated after 38 fights, Alvarez has slowly moved from a special attraction to legitimate boxer. Alvarez would agree with the many people involved in the sport of boxing that he has a long way to go before he could even be considered a legitimate champion in his weight class. Although he has a world title belt at 154 pounds, Alvarez is eager to learn in the gym in order to face the top fighters in the division. Something he wants and is eager to do. (more…)



September 16th, 2011

Scale Watch

Alvarez, Gomez make weight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 153.6 vs. Alfonso Gomez 152.6
(WBC super welterweight championship)
Antonio Orozco 142 vs. Fernando Rodriguez 144

Venue: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV Full report plus photos



September 16th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Belfast

Tyson Fury 253 vs Nicolai Firtha 247.75

Venue: King’s Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Promoter: Hennessey Sports
TV: Cablevision channel 464



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Universum is back

After losing their ZDF TV contract, Universum Box Promotion has rebooted and will present their card in six months on September 24 at the DIMA Sports Center in Hamburg, Germany. In the main event, reigning European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko (31-1, 21 KOs) faces veteran Michael Sprott (36-16, 17 KOs).

In other action, unbeaten heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (28-0, 23 KOs) returns to the ring after another hand operation and intensive rehabilitation to face Matthew Greer (14-6, 13 KOs). Olympic gold medalist Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (10-0, 8 KOs) makes his ten-round debut against Michael Simms (20-9-1, 13 KOs) in a cruiserweight clash. Former cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez (49-2, 37 KOs) takes on Darnell Wilson (23-12-3, 20 KOs) in a heavyweight clash.

Also, former female champion Ina Menzer (26-1, 10 KOs), former WBC super featherweight champion Vitaly Tajbert (20-2, 6 KOs) and unbeaten featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks (19-0, 5 KOs) will face opponents to be announced shortly.



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Tongia stops Giltrow

Photo and story by Ray Wheatley/World of boxing

In a nationally televised title bout, Australian light middleweight champion Tyrone “The Cyclone” Tongia (17-2,9KOs) stopped James “The Goondiwindi Gun” Giltrow (12-3,7KOs) on Friday at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane, Queesnland, Australia. Tongia was impressive as he connected consistently with effective head and body punches and controlled the action in all of the rounds. In round eight Tongia dropped Giltrow with two body shots and the referee crowned Tongia the winner at 2:07 of the round. Tongia captured the national 154 pound title in 2010 by outpointing Andrew Godsen in a closely contested bout and stopped Pat Rullo in eight rounds of a title bout in 2011. (more…)



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Rosarito fight report

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

On midnight, September 16th in 1810, a catholic priest by the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla uttered a cry of “Viva Mexico” which marked the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. To commemorate, Tijuana’s Zanfer Promotions along with Mexican mega channel Canal Azteca traveled a few miles south to the seaside hamlet of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, to present a seven bout fight card. Equivalent to the United States’ 4th of July, Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated with much flag waving and fireworks. It was no different inside the Ernesto Ruffo Apel Municipal Gymnasium as former world champ Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (36-6-1, 29KOs) did short work of Colombian Juan Carlos Leon in two rounds of the super flyweight contest. For more details and photos click here…



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Tom Loeffler (K2 Promotions)

Tom Loeffler (Managing Director of K2 Promotions) talking about the recent Klitschko vs. Adamek fight in Poland and looking to the future.



September 16th, 2011

Feature Story

Mayweather-Ortiz: Trainers talk

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Boxing is a ballet of philosophies. Each fighter must stick to the script and change accordingly when faced with adversity or risk falling into a trap that they may not be able to dance their way out of. Behind every game plan is an instructor who orchestrates the routine over and over again until it is down to perfection the moment before the curtain raises and the show is on full display . . . Click here for more



September 16th, 2011

UFC

UFN open workouts

UFC Fight Night is LIVE on SPIKE TV Sept. 17!

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September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Bellew gearing up

WBO light heavyweight title challenger Tony Bellew is ready to stop all the talking and prepare for his world title fight against champion Nathan Cleverly next month. The pair have had heated arguments at a number of press conference since May, and Bellew can’t wait to show what he can do in the ring on Saturday 15th October at the Liverpool Echo Arena. (more…)



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Pirog defense announced

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Current WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (18-0, 14 KOs) will make the second defense of his crown against fellow Russian Gennady Martirosyan (22-2, 11 KOs) in the city of Krasnodar in southern Russia on September 25. Former unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell against unbeaten Russian welterweight prospect Khabib Allakhverdiev (14-0, 6 KOs) is also scheduled.



September 16th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Margarito II Press Tour

Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto and professional rival and three-time welterweight world champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito of México will embark on a four-city media tour on Monday to announce their long-awaited world championship rematch. Cotto will defend his WBA super welterweight title against Margarito on December 3 at Madison Square Garden. The tour’s opening and closing press conferences, in Puerto Rico and Los Angeles, respectively, will be open to the public. Details below:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – Open to the Public!
Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot
500 Calle Arterial B
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918
11:00 a.m. – News Conference

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – Media only
New York City

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – Media only
México City

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – Open to the Public!
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles – Pacific Ballroom
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, Calif. 90017
12:30 p.m. PT – News Conference



September 16th, 2011

Feature Story

Ortiz: Mayweather is done

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

Entering his April 16th bout against previously-unbeaten Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz had heard the numbers of journalists predict that he was way in over his head against Berto. Whether that served as motivation or finally showcasing the skills that once made him a “can’t miss” prospect, Ortiz defeated Berto and fulfilled his dream of winning a world title belt. Now he faces a tall order in fighting the unbeaten and flamboyant Floyd Mayweather this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Again there are those who think Ortiz is biting off more than he can chew against Mayweather. Maybe so, but Ortiz is a different fighter now than what he was five months ago. (more…)



September 16th, 2011




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