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Due to a left biceps injury sustained while training on Monday, January 30, Andre Berto will be unable to compete in his scheduled February 11 SHOWTIME televised bout against Victor Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., forcing a cancellation of the event on that date. All parties involved are actively seeking a possible postponement date for Ortiz vs. Berto II.
Information regarding previously purchased tickets being honored for a possible postponement date will be released as it becomes available or, alternatively, ticketholders can contact their place of purchase for refunds.
More information will be announced as it becomes available.
Photos: PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez
Four of the best Puerto Rican prospects, McJoe Arroyo, McWilliams Arroyo, Jonathan “Bomba” González and Luis Joel González, will have the headline bouts of the first 2012 “A Puño Limpio” show to be held at the Luis Aymat Cardona coliseum in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, this Friday, February 3, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America. Former Olympian and World Championship bronze medalist, McJoe Arroyo (9-0, 5 KOs) healines the card in a 115 pounds and six rounds fight versus Kadel Martinez (2-2), from Cuba. For more details and photos click here…
By Joe Koizumi | Photo: Boxing Beat
Should you be the promoter/manager of a newly crowned world champ, will you book such a dangerously hard-punching challenger in your boy’s voluntary first defense as Vic Darchinyan? Akihiko Honda of Teiken Promotions seems to love such an adventurous mathup as will greatly stun and attract our aficionados. We attended a deluxe press conference in Tokyo yesterday (Monday). Unbeaten WBC bantam champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (15-0-2, 11 KOs), with a knockout streak of last nine wins, will risk his belt against Darchinyan (37-4-1, 27 KOs), an Armenian “Raging Bull” residing in Australia, in Tokyo, Japan, on April 6. Yamanaka seized the vacant belt renounced by Nonito Donaire when he dispatched Mexican Christian Esquivel in eleven furious rounds last November.
The headliner is WBC super-feather titlist Takahiro Aoh (22-21, 10 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will also put his throne on the line against WBC top ranked contender Terdsak Jandaen (46-3-1, 31 KOs), a hard-hitting Thailander, in the main event. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBC president Jose Sulaiman reported that he has received the letter from the representatives of boxer Marco Antonio ¨Veneno¨ Rubio, Osvaldo and Reginald Kuchle, which requested the change to an international referee, but that the WBC has full confidence in Mexican referee Guadalupe Garcia, who has been ratified to work Saturday’s middleweight world title bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Rubio. “The appointment of Lupe Garcia was in agreement with Dick Cole, head of the Commission of Texas. And it was a great achievement that referees from other countries are accepted to work in WBC title bouts in Texas. It’s a great opportunity we have awaited for years and it’s great news that we will not reject,” stated Sulaiman. “The WBC gives a vote of confidence to Lupe Garcia who will be our representative and we are confident that everything will be OK.”
Lightweight Kevin Mitchell (32-1, 24 KOs) is relishing his London return on February 10th at a sold-out York Hall. The Dagenham Destroyer will face Dominican Felix Lora (14-8-5, 8 KOs) over ten rounds in his first fight since his thrilling win over John Murray last July. With a potential showdown with Scottish rival and WBO World Champion Ricky Burns in the pipeline, WBO Intercontinental champion Mitchell is looking to put on a sparkling performance. “It’s going to be a massive East End crowd at the York Hall and I can’t wait to put on a knockout show in front of my fans against Lora,” said Mitchell. “This is the first time since the Michael Katsidis fight in 2010 that I’ve fought in London and I’ve had a cracking win against Murray in Manchester so this will be a nice homecoming for me. A fight with Burns is a massive incentive to make sure I’m looking at my best on the night and it’s a fight I’d love to have next.”
With the New Year comes the return of Thompson Boxing Promotions “New Blood” as it re-emerges with the best prospects in the Inland Empire area including welterweight contender Artemio “King” Reyes who makes his way back to Ontario after a spectacular win on national television. The “King” along with a court of pugilists like Aron Martinez, Richard Contreras and Sindy Amador are ready to perform in 2012. (more…)
For people who enjoy collision competition, nothing will beat this upcoming first Saturday and Sunday in February. On Sunday, it’s the final NFL game of the season: Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. But the night prior, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC 143 will be the proving ground for two of the top heavyweights in the world: Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson. Before the nation crowns a new Super Bowl champion, the big boys of the UFC will clash to see who is one step closer to a title shot. For “Big Country”, nothing could be sweeter than another win in his hometown, which puts him that much closer to UFC gold . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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Super bantamweight contender Scott Quigg is being lined up for a world title eliminator if he successfully defends his British title against Jamie Arthur this weekend. The unbeaten Quigg is ranked third in the latest IBF and WBA ratings, far higher than any of his domestic rivals. Hatton Promotions Director of Boxing Richard Poxon is in talks with various global contacts for a bout that could see Quigg become a mandatory challenger for a world title. Quigg, 23, insists the chances of mixing it with some of the 122lb division’s best will help him focus even more on his 12 round clash against Arthur at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on Saturday. “There is no danger of taking my eyes away from Arthur. If I cannot beat him it will be a struggle to reach the level I believe I can,” said Quigg. Hatton Promotions head Ricky Hatton added: “There is no shortage of options for Scott at the highest level, but first he has a tough assignment this weekend.”
Also in action on Saturday’s card is former Commonwealth and European super-bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe who boxes Argentinian Jose Saez in a non-title eight rounder.
Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Undefeated WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. arrives in San Antonio, Texas, Monday night for his upcoming world title defense against #1 ranked Marco Antonio Rubio, Saturday, Feb. 4, televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, All Star Boxing and Tecate, Chavez Jr. takes on Rubio and Nonito Donaire battles Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. in the other co-main event.
UPDATE: The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Berto ruptured his left biceps while sparring and surgery is going to be required. Multiple sources are saying the fight is off. Via Twitter, Victor Ortiz’ promoter Oscar De La Hoya wrote “Son of a chalupa oh well. Let’s just hope Berto gets well soon or else Victor needs to fight soon.”
Various sources are reporting that Andre Berto suffered an arm injury on Monday that was serious enough to require a trip to the hospital for an MRI. The injury could jeopardize his February 11 rematch with Victor Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas which is scheduled for SHOWTIME. An announcement is expected shortly.
By Mark Vaz
Legendary trainer Goody Petronelli if Brockton, MA passed away at his home in Bridgewater, MA on Sunday at 88. Petronelli, who trained and co-managed Marvelous Marvin Hagler throughout his career, spent 70 years in the sport, following his service in the United States Navy. Petronelli boxed professionally before opening his own gym, training his nephew Tony Petronelli during his run at the Jr. Welterweight title in the early 70’s. Goody, along with bother Pat, co-managed numerous fighters including Hagler’s brother Robbie Simms, a top middleweight in the post-Hagler era. In recent years, Petronelli continued to operate his gym in Brockton, working primarily with young amateurs, although he was also co-trainer for Kevin McBride in his winning fight over Mike Tyson.
Photos and report by Ricardo Conde
Heavyweight and knockout artist Magomed ‘Mago’ Abdusalamov (12-0, 12 KOs) of Russia, but now residing in Oxnard, California, and under the tutelage of former junior welterweight champion Pablo Sarmiento at Sarmiento’s Boxing Gym, will return to action this Friday February 3rd at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in an 8-round televised fight on ESPN2’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ against Pedro Rodriguez (8-0, 6 KOs) of Cuba. For more details and photos click here…
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Superstar Three-Time World Champion Nonito “the Filipino Flash” Donaire Arrives in San Antonio,Texas, Monday for His Upcoming World Title Fight Against Former World Champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr., Saturday, Feb. 4, Televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing From the Alamodome in San Antonio,Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in Association With Zanfer Promotions,All Star Boxing and Tecate, Donaire Battles Vazquez Jr. in This Double-Header Blockbuster Event and Undefeated Wbc World Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Defends His Title Against Marco Antonio Rubio in the Other Main Event. Click here for more photos…
By Clint Rosser at ringside
Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP 2012
WBO #3 cruiserweight BJ Flores (27-1-1, 16 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over comebacking 40-year-old former welterweight title challenger Hugo Pineda (39-6-1, 28 KOs) on Saturday night with an enthusiastic hometown crowd at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Missouri. Flores dominated the entire bout with Pineda not able to connect on anything significant in the six plus rounds. Flores looked exceptionally sharp and did not give Pineda an easy target to hit and at times it looked as if Flores knew what Pineda was going to throw. Both fighters were tentative in the first, each carefully measuring the other and keeping at a safe distance, however, early in the 3rd Flores connected with a thunderous left hand to drop Pineda but he was able to continue. The Missouri native then began to work Pineda’s body and from this point forward, it seemed to take the starch out of him. For more details and photos click here…
Russell Crowe, in his career-defining role as Maximus in the box office bonanza “Gladiator,” made famous a line that has been uttered more than once to a crowd by UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer in the off-camera moments just before a pay-per-view broadcast kicks in . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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By Przemek Garczarczyk
For all those heavyweight fans starving for the new blood that could challenge Klitschko Brothers domination, there’s good news. On March 24 in Atlantic City, Mariusz Kołodziej (Global Boxing Promotions), together with the biggest Polish promoter Andrzej Wasilewski (12round Knockout Promotions) and Britain’s Frank Maloney (Frank Maloney Promotions) will present “Heavyweight Regeneration, Part 1,” featuring at least three of the new wave of heavyweight challengers. “This is a new idea, presenting the fans with the new breed of heavyweight challengers and bringing them to the US. Promoters should work together to bring the loyal fans what they want. It’s the only way.” The series will include at least three boxing events in United States.
The March 24 card already has the fans buzzing. Featured fights include an WBC International title fight between two of boxing’s big men: unbeaten WBC #9 ranked 6’8 Mariusz “Viking” Wach (29-0, 14 KOs) versus 6’8 Tye Fields (49-4, 44 KOs), undefeated 6’8 British heavyweight hope David Price (12-0, 10 KOs) against Josue Blocus (16-2, 14 KOs) and always exciting Polish prospect Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (9-0, 7 KOs) against Terrence “Big Jim” Marbra (6-1, 5 KOs). (more…)
Heavyweight hopeful Travis Kauffman of Reading, PA is recovering from his second consecutive surgery to correct a fracture in his right hand. The surgery took place this past Thursday and will sideline the 26-year-old for the next few months, leaving him unable to compete on King’s Promotions “Heavyweight Explosion” card at the Rodeway Inn in Allentown, PA on Saturday, February 25. Kauffman (22-1, 17 KO), will have screws in his hand for the next 4-6 weeks, followed by physical therapy. He was advised that he won’t be able to punch for the next 3-4 months, but hopes to return to the ring before the end of the year after fighting just once in 2011.
“Heavyweight Explosion” will be headlined by crowd favorite William “Big Stuff” Miranda (4-4-1) of Allentown in a six-round contest against battle-tested David Williams (6-5-1, 2 KO) of Philadelphia. In the six-round co-featured bout, junior middleweight Keenan Collins (13-7-2, 9 KO) of Reading, PA will face Julio Cesar Lanza (7-17-6, 1 KO) of Managua, Nicaragua.
IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (25-1, 13 KOs) says he is a better fighter than two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (24-3, 12 KOs) and if there are any doubts, he will erase them in their hotly-anticipated rematch in Frankfurt on Saturday night. The IBF ordered a rematch after Hernandez-Cunningham I was controversially stopped due to a cut that wasn’t bleeding. “Well, it wasn’t me who stopped the fight, but the referee after consulting the ring doctor,” said Hernandez. “One of the cuts was very deep, the risk of getting a serious injury would have been too big in my opinion. And the blood was affecting my vision. Who knows what could have happened?” Hernandez is also upset that everybody discusses the ending of the fight, in which he knocked down Cunningham in the first round. “I performed well on that night and I deserved to win. Everybody should respect that. Cunningham should have respected that, too.”
It was a celebration as Tijuana’s favorite daughter Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava (26-4-3, 11 KOs) earned the right to call herself a champion once again when she completely dominated Panama’s Chantall “Fiera” Martinez (15-5, 6KOs) over ten rounds to capture the WBA super bantamweight title Saturday night at a bursting Tijuana Municipal Auditorium. Over five thousand raging fans brought Nava to tears with their chants and over whelming support through out her bout and event. The marathon event, which featured twelve professional bouts headlined by Nava’s coronation, was presented by Zanfer Promotions with the main event broadcast live in Mexico on the Azteca channel . . . Click here for more
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