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By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos: Cesar Ceron/Televisa Deportes
WBC female flyweight champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juárez trains to defend her crown against the Japan’s Asami Shikasho in a fight scheduled for the second week of August. The queen of the WBC flyweight division, Mariana Juarez will work strictly on increasing her strength this week. She is boxing in the gym every three days under the supervision of Ericel Nucamendi, her new coach. “We’re training hard, with an intense workout that leaves me exhausted, but I am ready to put forth my best effort,” Juárez, “I’m getting some videos of my opponent soon. She’s about my height, so as soon as we find a suitable sparring partner we’ll begin strategizing.” (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer
There was a little bit of everything for boxing fans who attended the fights at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey on Wednesday night. In the main event of the evening, “The Ghanian Gladiator” Ossie Duran captured the USBA Atlantic Coast Region title with an impressive tenth round stoppage of Latif Mindy. The undercard had a little bit of everything, including draws, tooth and nail bouts, and even disqualifications. The main event had plenty of intrigue going in. For Duran it would be a big step in the way back into contention with a recognizable name like Mundy. Going in on a two fight winning streak and sporting a record of 25-8-2, 9 KOs, a victory was essential for the thirty-four year old man residing in Accra Ghana. For more details and photos click here…
Devon Alexander ‘The Great’ (22-1, 13 KOs) returned to the winning track by defeating Lucas Matthysse (28-2, 26 KOs) at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. on a card promoted by Don King.
Alexander, who survived the first knockdown of his career in the fourth, continued to move and counter, staying away from Matthysse’s power for the remainder of the contest . . . Click here for more
Denver’s Mike Alvarado (30-0, 22 KOs) will risk his WBC Continental Americas super lightweight belt, undefeated record and top ten world rating when he takes on Gabriel Martinez (27-2-1, 14 KOs) in his first hometown clash in over two years on July 30 at Softball Country in Denver, Colorado. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Poor Boys Boxing and Delgado Promotions, remaining tickets to Alvarado vs. Martinez, priced at $75, $65, $50, $35 and $25, can be purchased at by calling (303) 450-9763. The fight will be televised live nationally as the main event on Top Rank Live on Fox Sports Net, beginning at 10PM ET. Alvarado is currently world-rated WBO #6 and WBC #8. The vacant IBF Latino junior welterweight title will also be at stake.
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos: Marianne Müller
When middleweight champion Felix Sturm talked to FightNews a little over a week ago, he made a prediction for his bout against Matthew Macklin. He said: “This fight has the potential to be great and I believe it will be.” Sturm could not have been more right.
The defending WBA titlelist and his tough-as-nails challenger from Ireland indeed went to war on Saturday night in front of over 18.000 ecstatic fans inside the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Sturm, usually a fine technician, and Macklin, a brawler, stood toe-to-toe for the better part of their world title clash. They exchanged hard-shots, the momentum shifted back and forth. In the beginning, it was the relentless challenger who had the upper-hand. In the end, it was the more precise champion who landed the better punches. “This was one of the best fights I’ve seen in over 20 years of covering boxing,” said one journalist at ringside. (more…)
By Bob Ryder
Anthony Dirrell doubles as promoter and main event performer this Saturday as boxing returns to Flint, Michigan’s Atwood Stadium for a rare outdoor show. The undefeated Dirrell will be making only his second hometown appearance of his career when he faces off with former Olympian Dante Craig of Cincinnati over 10 scheduled rounds under the banner of Team Dirrell Promotions.
In another 10 round feature attraction, Detroit heavyweights Johnathon Banks and Julius Long square off. (more…)
WBC President Jose Sulaiman said today that Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Sergio Martinez will be allowed voluntary fights. “As per the WBC Rules and Regulations, a voluntary defense has been granted to the new champion [Chavez] to then proceed to fight the WBC Diamond champion Sergio Martinez, who will also make a voluntary defense on October the 15th. The WBC is very proud of both great champions and we wish them the best of luck.”
Photos: Public Address/Stefan Hoyer
Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 49 KOs) and David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs) participated today in the fight week press conference in Hamburg (Germany) to speak about their title unification fight on July 2. IBF, WBO, IBO and “Ring Magazine” Champion Klitschko and WBA World Heavyweight Champion Haye will face off next Saturday at Imtech ARENA Hamburg, Germany. For more details and photos click here…
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From all of us at SHOWTIME Sports on the passing of Nick Charles:
For nearly 10 years Nick Charles served this network as host of the popular boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation. Nick infused every telecast with genuine intrigue and unfailing enthusiasm whether it take place at a parking lot in North Dakota or a historic boxing club in London. His unique ability as a storyteller also allowed viewers to connect with the athletes themselves, as he helped to dramatize what was at stake for the fighters that night and beyond. As ShoBox prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, SHOWTIME is preparing a special tribute to one of boxing’s most passionate fans—Nick Charles. He will be missed, but never forgotten by the men and women who televise ShoBox and the many viewers who have been entertained and enlightened by Nick’s insight over the years. To mention the ShoBox series is to remember a man who helped define it.
Salita Promotions presents “Brighton Shore Fights,” New York City’s newest monthly boxing series, in Brooklyn at the Oceana Theater in the Oceanside neighborhood of Brighton Beach. The first installment will take place on Wednesday, July 20th and will feature undefeated light heavyweight prospect and four-time Golden Gloves Champion Will Rosinsky (13-0). The co-feature will showcase US Olympic Alternate, four-time Army Champion and Jr. Middleweight prospect Boyd Melson (4-0). Tickets are available at WWW.DSALITA.COM , by calling 646-481-5558. Tickets are priced at $40 for General Admission; $80 Ringside and $125 VIP open bar.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Local favorite Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (12-0-1, 7 KOs) will risk her IBF female flyweight world crown against Uruguayan Soledad Macedo (10-6-1, 4 KOs), Yessica “Kika” Chavez (11-3-2, 2 KOs), defends her IBF female light flyweight belt against Colombian Mayerli Altamar (10-1-2 , 5 KOs) and Katia Gutierrez (12-3, 3 KOs) her IBF miniumweight belt against compatriot Ana “Bronca” Arrazola (20-6-3, 17 KOs) on Saturday at the Nuevo Leon Gym in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The card, billed as “Bellas y Peligrosas” is promoted by HG Boxing.
Story by Andreas Hale
“I renamed myself the international assassin,” Zab Judah (41-6, 28 KOs) jokingly says to an intimate gathering of select journalists to discuss his upcoming July 23rd clash with Amir Khan. He’s referring to the fact that his past four opponents (Mabuza, Matthysse, Santa Cruz and Hernandez) hailed from different countries and Khan will represent the fifth foe of a different nationality that he’ll have to take out . . . click here for more
Heavyweight champions Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye went at it verbally at today’s press conference in Hamburg. Haye showed up 30 minutes late and refused to shake Wlad’s hand.
Klitschko: “I respect you as a boxer, but not as a person. I’m gonna knock you out in the ring and bring you back to reality. Then you will be a better person and have better manners.”
Haye: “It’s going to be fun watch this robot start malfunctioning, that’s what’s going to happen…real fast. I’m healthy, speed is ridiculous, punch power is there, I’m just in a really good place. I am so happy the fight is happening now and not a couple of years ago as I am a much better fighter now. I can’t wait to get in there and do what I am going to do.”
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Photo: Bob Barton
By Gabriel F. Cordero
One source indicated that the possibility exists that the former world champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios (50-4-1, 35 KOs) could return July 29 in Argentina against an opponent to be determined. Barrios still facing legal problems stemming from a fatal car crash that is preventing him from leaving the country and could land him a lengthy prison sentence if found guilty.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The World Boxing Association has announced that it has established a new category in women’s boxing: Light Minimumweight (102 pounds). The WBA insists on its commitment to women’s boxing world and provides this new category.
By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
For almost three weeks, IBF cruiserweight world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (24-2, 12 KOs), did his best to prepare Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs), IBF/WBO/IBO titleholder for upcoming heavyweight unification showdown with WBA champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs). “If I move to heavyweight division it will be not because I’m chasing my former fellow cruiserweight rivals Tomasz Adamek or David Haye – it will be to test what I can do there. It will be good for me, good for the sport. Both of them are fighting for the heavyweight titles, they did a great job, both landed mega fights. They put themselves in the great position for their future, their lives. Every fighter wants to do that,” said Cunningham. (more…)
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