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Dee Lee Promotions presents unbeaten super middleweight Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (13-0, 5 KOs) against George “The Rooster” Armenta (14-8, 11 KOs) in a ten-rounder on June 1 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. The eight-round co-main event features super bantamweight “Pretty Boy” Coy Evans (10-1-1, 2 KOs) vs. TBA. On the undercard, heavyweight Joey “The Polish Thunder” Dawejko (6-0-1, 2 KOs) faces Edwin Ranquillo (2-1, 1 KO), light heavyweight Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone (9-2, 2 KOs) meets Keandre Leatherwood (9-1, 6 KOs), super middleweight Isiah Seldon (6-0, 3 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon, takes on Lekan Byfield (2-1). Also seeing action are Anthony “The Bull” Smith (13-0, 10 KOs) and Mike Tiberi (19-1, 7 KOs) in separate bouts. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first bout slated for 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, $55, $65 and $100 and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office or Ticketmaster (1.800.745.3000).
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By Miguel Maravilla
Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (19-0-1, 11 KOs) is ready for his first world title fight against IBF #1 contender South Africa’s Vusi Malinga (20-3, 12 KOs) for the vacant IBF Bantamweight title as he gets set to open the Showtime quadruple header next Saturday, June 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
“I have been training like never before I am training really hard to win this title,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com
It was another day at work for the 23 year old Santa Cruz as he worked out for the media at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood California. He began the day shadow boxing for cameras before hitting heavy bag. In his closing workout, Santa Cruz worked on his timing hitting the double end bag. Santa Cruz is trained by his father Jose Santa Cruz training out of the Who’s Next Gym in Industry California and began working with strength and conditioning coach Daniel Garcia for his upcoming fight with Vusi Malinga. (more…)
Sirb: You are just very lucky that Mr. McCall came through this fight without any further serious medical issues
Please let me try to educate you once again – BoxRec only shows you the Boxers record – it does NOT show you any “medical” suspensions – Also you MUST understand that when the fight is in Germany it is YOUR responsibility to verify this Boxers’ win/loss record and medical/administrative suspensions just as if any German boxer that would fight on US soil – it would be that US Boxing Commission’s JOB to determine this Boxers ability to be licensed. I really feel you are trying to place the blame on others when this fight happened in YOUR COUNTRY under YOUR supervision
I would hope that you and your countrymen can learn from this mistake – you are just very lucky that Mr. McCall came through this fight without any further serious medical issues.
Gregory P. Sirb
PA. State Athletic Commission
Dear Mr. Sirb,
Thank you very much for your clarification and your support. It is deeply appreciated although I don’t understand why we are exchanging messages via Fightnews rather than just talking on the phone or exchanging e-mails. I hope on your understanding that this will be my last public response to your comments because I think it’s ridiculous that we share our conversation with the boxing world. I will be more than happy to discuss with you directly all pending issues and open questions and I hope that the same counts for you.
When I read your statement I was wondering why you hadn’t tried to reach out to me when you obviously knew about the letter I received from Florida and you were also aware of medical issues which I didn’t know about. You find my contact details on the official BDB website (www.boxen-bdb.de) and I am always thankful for any remarks made in respect to BDB events or fighters competing on BDB shows. Obviously, we misinterpreted the letter from Florida as approval and confirmation. I apologize for this misunderstanding and misinterpretation. But I was convinced that a fighter suspended by a boxing of athletic commission in any US state will automatically be suspended in any State as per the ABC. (more…)
It got mentioned the statement on numerous internet platforms that Lamon Brewster fought under the supervision of the FVA, the Austrian Boxing Federation, in 2009 and 2012. As a matter of fact, the FVA sanctioned 3 bouts of Lamon Brewster in 2009 and 2010 that were held in Germany and promoted by Sauerland Event, but Mr. Brewster was not suspended according to the fight fax report regarding Mr. Brewster. His last suspension prior to 2009 got lifted on 10th October 2007.
(Austrian Boxing Federation)
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
On what was supposed to be the biggest card in UFC history, Cain Velasquez was slated to face Frank Mir in a co-main event, title eliminator bout. When Mir got moved up to the main event—and the title shot that accompanied it—the former champion remained in the co-main event slot, though it’s unclear whether the bout is a title eliminator. (more…)
Photos: Team Spinks
Former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) is training hard for is upcoming rematch against current IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9″ Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs). “I am training tremendously hard for my upcoming fight. I can’t wait until June 30 for my fans to see me put on an awesome show. I am excited because that night I will be the new junior middleweight champion of the world and a world champion for the 6th time,” said Spinks. Spinks-Bundrage is scheduled for June 30th at the Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California with Showtime being said to air the bout. More photos
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former WBA flyweight world champion Luis ¨Nica” Concepcion (25-3, 19 KOs) of Panama won by technical knockout at 1:14 of the second round against young Mexican boxer Odilon Zaleta (14-2, 7 KOs) on Thursday night at the Roberto Duran Gym in Panama City. Concepcion is world ranked by all associations at flyweight.
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao arrives backstage at the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ABC television show for his appearance Thursday night from Hollywood,Ca. Pacquiao prepares for his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View.
Facing the toughest test of his career, Vladine Biosse (13-1-1) fought what might’ve been his best fight, out-slugging and out-working veteran Joey Spina (26-3-2) in a 78-74, 78-74, 79-73 unanimous decision win Thursday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Twin River Casino to retain his New England super middleweight title.
Nicknamed “Mr. Providence,” Biosse won by landing the cleaner, harder punches and beating the “K.O. Kid” at his own game. Spina’s power – he entered the fight with 18 knockouts in 26 victories – was supposed to be the decided factor, but it was Biosse, arguably the more athletic of the two, who looked every bit like the knockout artist. (more…)
By Dave Spencer
While Carl Froch is promising to greet visitor Lucian Bute who makes the tenth defense of his IBF super-middleweight with a decibel hell this weekend in Nottingham England, the champion to plans crash the home-coming party for the former two-time world champion. “This is Carl Froch’s organized home-coming party,” says Bute’s trainer Stephane Larouche, “We’ve decided to come, we’re not welcome, but we know what role we have to play. The positive energy won’t be there, we know that when we’re in there, it’s going to be a maximum amount of effort for a minimum amount of reward and the opposite is true for your opponent, that for a minimum amount of efficiency, he’ll get a maximum amount of reward.”
Larouche who has had decisions go the wrong way before when fighting on the road has done everything he can to set the table for his fighter, but knows no matter what the preparation, it is still going to an arduous task for his fighter who will be out of his comfort zone come Saturday night, Bute’s first time as a professional going into truly hostile territory. “You can’t force things” advises the trainer who was at the wrong end of a controversial decision years ago in Germany that cost his fighter Eric Lucas his world title. “You have to trust the system unfortunately but most of the time the system is right. But you have to realize when you’re not at home, you have to give that little bit more. I told Lucian and he feels the same way that once he walks to the ring he’ll be putting the belt down and it will become vacant and he’ll have to work a little harder to gain it back.” continue reading
Fres Oquendo 219.5 vs. Joey Abell 240
WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title
Donatas Bondorovas 160 vs. Ramon Valenzuela Jr. 159
Mike Jimenez 168.5 vs. Adrian Hermann 176
David Martin III 224 vs. Tim Washington 275
Elijah McCall 221 vs. Stan Allen 238
Phillip Triantafillo 237 vs. Emerson Chasing Bear 226
Meegal Harper 156.5 vs. Aaron Lucky NA
Nick Ramirez 144.5 vs. Larenzo Wilson 146.5
Date: May 25, 2012
Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond IN
Promoter: Hitz Boxing
Yessica Bopp (20-0, 9KOs) of Argentina retained her WBA/WBO light flyweight titles with a hard fought unanimous decision victory over former world champion Anabel Ortiz (10-3, 2 KOs) of Mexico. Bopp scored a knockdown of Ortiz in round 4 and scored more accurately of the two by far for the rest of the fight. 100-90, 99-90, 97-92 were the official judges scorecards.
The even took place at the Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina with Osvaldo Rivero (O.R. Promotions).
In the 8 round co-feature highly world ranked Roberto Sosa (23-0, 14 KOs) of Argentina kept his undefeated record in tact with an explosive 5th round TKO over Javier Armando Rodriguez 12-8, 11 KOs) of Mexico. A hard overhad right that connected behind the ear sent Rodriguez down. He beat the count but was in no condition to continue and the referee waved the bout off. Sosa is world ranked by the WBA, WBO, and IBF at 115 pounds.
Cleotis Pendarvis 138.6 vs. Robert Frenkel 140
(USBA & WBC USNBC light welterweight titles)
Loren Myers 174 vs. Tyrell Hendrix 171.4
Paul Mpendo 153.4 vs. Anton Novikov 151.2
Shawn Nichol 120.6 vs. Raymond Chacon 120.4
James Ventry 141.2 vs. Aslanbek Kozaev 146.8
Ricardo Malfavon 151.6 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 157.8
Venue: Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA
Promoter: Art Of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing, Pitbull Boxing, and Ural Boxing Promotions
By Francisco Salazar
Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia is one step closer to fighting for his first world title belt. Whether it is against Celestino Caballero remains to be seen. Garcia is tentatively scheduled to fight Caballero on July 28th at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA. Sampson Lewkowicz won a purse bid on Thursday, May 3rd in Miami to promote the fight between the two-division world champion from Panama and the unbeaten Garcia, who grew up in Oxnard, CA. Caballero holds the WBA World featherweight title.
Lewkowicz told Fightnews.com early last week that he sent out contracts on May 14th to Mayweather Promotions, which represents Caballero, and Top Rank, which represents Garcia. Cameron Dunkin, who manages Garcia, told Fightnews.com Thursday morning that Garcia signed his contract on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Lewkowicz verified Garcia signing his contract on his twitter account. (more…)
Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions
Ji-Hon Kim 135.0 vs Alisher Rahimov 134.5
Brandon McCrary 229.5 vs Ed Fountain 216.5
Steve Kollin 145.5 vs Chris Rapa 147.0
Joel Godfrey 209.5 vs Vince Thompson 236.5
Julius Fogle 177.5 vs Ryan Coyne 177.0
Nick Fannin 130.5 vs Samir Simpson -Bey 131.0
Mitchell Harris 198.5 vs Ian Warren 199.0
Charon Spain 145.0 vs Leon Spinks lll 143.5
Venue: Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Missouri
On Saturday in Quartu S. Elena (Cagliari), Italy OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show with 2 titles on the line. European Union welterweight champion Luciano Abis (32-2-1, 15 KOs) will defend his title against Polish Rafal Jackiewicz (40-10-1, 20 KOs). This fight is a rematch. In February of 2009 in Poland, Jackiewicz beat Abis on points for the European title.
European Union super middleweight champion and WBC #12 and WBO #15 Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (21-1, 12 KOs) will defend his title against Spanish Jose Maria Guerrero (29-3-1, 11 KOs).
On the undercard former European flyweight champion Andrea Sarritzu (32-5-4, 12 KOs) will fight David Kanalas on 6 rounds.
Sportitalia 2 will broadcast the show live from 9 PM.
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Undefeated junior welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. gets his hands taped during a jam-packed media day Thursday in preparation for his upcoming world welterweight title mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. For more details and photos click here…
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