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Eva Wahlstrom 128.9 vs. Agota Ilko 129.4
(vacant EBU female super featherweight title)
Edis Tatli 136 vs. Sarfo Tyson 135.5 (WBO12)
Niko Jokinen 167.7 vs. Mohammed Akrong 164.9
Jaakko Myllylä TBA vs. Iban Gallardo TBA
Jarkko Putkonen 140.8 vs. Imre Simon 144.4
Eemeli Katajisto 177.9 vs. Robert Halas 173
Venue: Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland
Promoter: P3 Promotions
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Ricardo Cordoba 125.5 vs. Eduardo Garcia 123
Nicolas Walter 127.25 vs. Hector Marquez 124.5
Julio Canastuj 104.75 vs. Aris Rodriguez 104.75
Jose Valdez 130.25 vs. Hector Caballero 131.25
Stephon McIntere 113 vs. Anastacio Zurdo 117.5
Promoter: Premium Boxing
Venue: Hotel Melia, Colon City
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The World Boxing Association is celebrating the 69th birthday of President Gilberto Mendoza who today celebrates another anniversary of life. Mendoza was born on March 30, 1943, in Cubiro, Lara State in Venezuela, and has led the WBA since 1982, at which time he won the presidency in the Convention held in Puerto Rico.
WBA regular super welterweight champion Austin Trout and interim champion Anthony Mundine will have to wait for a WBA decision regarding their WBA mandated fight after no representatives from either fighter attended Thursday’s purse bid. WBA vice president and head of the World Championships Committee Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced that the WBA “reserves the right to apply the necessary measures.”
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Kelly Pavlik 169.2 vs. Aaron ‘Jedi’ Jaco 169.4
Frankie Leal 125.4 vs. Evgeny Gradovich 125.6
Ivan Najera 132 vs. James Lester 131.8
Luis Zarazua 125 vs. Victor Sanchez 124.4
Adam Lopez 119 vs. Ramon Bayala 119
Eduardo Alicea 173.4 vs. Edwynn Jones 169.6
Saul Rodriguez 127 vs. Ricardo Valencia 126.8
Btyant Perrella 151 vs. Arturo Lopez 155
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Azteca America (more…)
By Francisco Salazar
Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California this Saturday night with a scheduled nine-bout card taking place at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona. In the main event, Armen Ovsepyan will take on Dashon Johnson in an eight round bout for the California State welterweight title. Ovsepyan (12-2, 10 KOs) stopped Jorge Pimentel in the second round of his last bout in December, while Johnson (13-5-3, 4 KOs) is coming an eight round split-decision loss to Aaron Martinez last month. Ovsepyan was born in Armenia, but began his professional career in Russia, while Johnson resides in the San Diego suburb of Escondido. (more…)
Right in with its flashback to the 1970s, Art of Boxing’s “Saturday Boxing Fever” show at the Warner Center Mariott in Woodland Hills will feature a vintage trading card giveaway of one of the most decorated fighters of the 1970s, Hall of Famer and Former WBC Welterweight Champion, Carlos Palomino. Palomino, an all-time Los Angeles favorite who fought two dozen times at the famed Olympic Auditorium, will be in attendance for “Saturday Boxing Fever”. Palomino won the WBC Welterweight title in on June 22, 1976 and defended his title seven times over the course of the next 3 years before losing in a controversial split decision to fellow boxing great Wilfred Benitez. Since his boxing career, Palomino has become a popular actor, commentator, and speaker. The first 100 fans through the doors of “Satruday Boxing Fever” will receive a vintage Carlos Palomino trading card.
Tickets to SATURDAY BOXING FEVER, a special 70s version of WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS, can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. SATURDAY BOXING FEVER takes place on Saturday, March 31, 2011 at the Warner Center Marriott Grand Ballroom in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm sharp.
Here are the weights from Kiel, Germany:
Arthur Abraham 168 vs. Piotr Wilczewski 167.8
(WBO Europe super middleweight title)
Eduard Gutknecht 173.7 vs. Tony Averlant 174.2
(European light heavyweight title)
Mateusz Masternak 198.4 vs. Felipe Romero 199.1
By Francisco Salazar
And then there were two. Middleweight contender Andy Lee or unbeaten super welterweight contender Vanes Martirosyan will be the likely opponent to face Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman told Fightnews.com on Wednesday. The bout will take place at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX and will be televised on HBO’s World Championship Boxing. Originally, unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Malley was to face Chavez, Jr., but had to withdraw from the fight last week because he was unable to obtain a visa to travel to the United States due to legal problems. Ideally, Martirosyan may be the likely candidate because he and Chavez are both promoted by Top Rank. The Armenian-born Martirosyan, (32-0, 20 KOs) from Glendale, CA, also fought on the same card as Chavez at the Alamodome in San Antonio on February 4th, stopping overmatched Troy Lowry in the third round. Lee (28-1, 20 KOs), who is promoted by Lou DiBella, stopped Saul Duran in the second round three weeks ago. Lee has won his last 13 bouts in a row since being stopped in the seventh round by Brian Vera four years ago. Lee would avenge that defeat, winning a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Vera in October.
Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) is the final obstacle between Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. The two fighters battle it out in Kiel, Germany on Saturday night and both have vowed to be the winner.
Piotr Wilczewski: “As long as the fight is going the distance and the judges are objective, I will be the winner.”
Arthur Abraham: “I am going to beat Wilczewski and fulfill my biggest wish, which is getting another chance to win a world title. This time I will be ready for it!”
By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada
Negotiations have re-opened for a possible fight between Jean Pascal and IBF light-heavyweight Tavoris Cloud according to Pascal’s promoter Yvon Michel. The GYM promoter was very guarded and cautious about on-going negotiations for a possible July fight that are progressing, albeit slowly. “We believe that they would like to make this fight,” Michel told FightNews, “We’re talking so hopefully there will be some more news to report soon.”
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Marianne Müller
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are undoubtly on top of the heavyweight division. The hard-hitting brothers split all the belts in between them (Vitali is the current WBC champ, his younger brother owns the WBA, IBF and WBO straps) and they toy with almost every challenger they face. David Haye, Tomasz Adamek or Eddie Chambers – all of them have failed in an attempt to dethrone one of the Ukrainian brothers. Currently, there is not one fighter out there, who can call himself the number one challenger.
However, the heavyweight division is making some noise again. Some young guns are emerging; some old lions are on a second run towards a world title shot. American Seth Mitchell appears to be a serious contender to bring the most prestigious title in sports back to the USA, Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin is already the regular WBA champ, Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck gave a good account of himself in losing a title shot against Povetkin and might have a future at heavyweight. Veterans Eddie Chambers and Tony Thompson are close to securing another shot at the Klitschko brothers, and the charismatic ex-champ David Haye might come back from retirement to challenge Vitali Klitschko later this year. (more…)
By Dave Spencer
Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez was in Montreal Wednesday to help local impresario Alex Choko drum up support for the stunning “The Future of Boxing” an elaborate testament to the sport of boxing and featuring its most important fighters and decision-makers. A total of 50 exclusive interviews are at the core of this ambitious project that had Choko travelling the world for the past five years and talking to the sport’s legends in intimate settings and packaged in a square 12×12 coffee table format that will produced in conjunction with the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The results which are stunning are brought to life by an accompanying DVD documenting many of the highlights of each interview. (More)
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photo by M. Rose
WBC Silver International heavyweight champion Manuel Charr (20-0) weighed in at 111.5 kilogram/245,82 pounds for his title defense tomorrow night at the “Gala Dinner Boxing” event at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. His opponent, the experienced Taras Bidenko (28-4) tipped the scale at 97.5 kilogram/214,95 pounds.
In the co-feature, Christian Hammer makes the first defense of the German International heavyweight title against Alexander Kahl. The champion weighed in at 114.5 kilogram/252.43 pounds, the challenger at 105 kilogram/231.49 pounds.
The whole event will be streamed live and for free by Figosport.de at 9PM GMT.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin
WBA #12 light heavyweight Manny Vlamis (11-2, 8 KOs) will be in action on Friday when he will clash with tough Samoan Togasilimai Letoa (11-9-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Promoter Peter Maniatis said, “This will be a good test for Manny Vlamis who is now world rated and is attracting a big fan base in Australia. I’m also proud of my televised boxing program – “KO BOXING,” which first started in 2002. It has featured world champions, Nonito Donaire, Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech, Lester Ellis, Lionel Rose, Johnny Famechon, Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Harding, Danny Green, Roy Jones Jr…” (more…)
Hank Lundy 135 vs. Dannie Williams 135
(NABF lightweight title)
Elvin Ayala 158 vs. Eric Mitchell 159
Frank Trader 129 vs. Adrian Perez 131
Christian Lao 140 vs. Thomas Miller 140
Nick Lavin 174 vs. Paul Gonsalves 172
Shelito Vincent 124 vs. Karen Dulin 124
Joe Smith Jr. 180 vs. Ralph Johnson TBA
Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantuckett, CT
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Roberto Vasquez 120.75 vs. Mario Briones 122
(WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title)
Azael Cosio 148 vs. Tomas Santana 146
(WBC Latino welterweight title)
Cecilia Comunales 135 vs. Maribel Santana 133
(WBA female lightweight world title)
Alys Sanchez 126 vs. Paulina Cardona 126
(WBA Fedefem featherweight title)
Migdalia Asprilla 125.5 vs. Paola Rojas 130
(WBA Fedebol lightweight title)
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Julio Camaño 133
Luis Garcia 122 vs. Elvis Garcia 122
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Abdiel “Mortero” Ramìrez de Chihuahua 137.75 vs. Alejandro Barrera 135.30
Martìn “Pini” Casilla 119.25 vs. Francisco Màrquez 119.25
Martìn Tecuapetla 111.75 vs. Oscar Blanquet 111.75
Irma Garcìa 121.50 vs. Julia Hernàndez 121.50
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo y Producciones Deportivas Maldonado
Venue: Foro Polanco del Distrito Federal
TV: Cadena Tres
By Robert Coster
Featherweight contender Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters ( 19-0, 16 KOs), WBA #2, IBF #6, WBO #8, WBC #9, is stepping back into the ring after a five-month layoff, facing grizzled, 38-year-old Mexican veteran Hector Javier Marquez (30-23, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Colon, Panama. The Jamaican-born, Panama-based Walters had this say about his rival: “I’ve seen tapes of Marquez and he is a real tough guy, always coming forward, a real pressure fighter.” Concurs Walter’s manager Jacques Deschamps: “Marquez has a deceptive record because he has faced seven world champions and beaten three of them. Also, in his long career, he has won five regional titles. Nicholas has to use his speed and skills against such an opponent.”
The co-main event features former WBA world champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba (38-3-2, 24 KOs) crossing gloves with Eduardo”Bambino” Garcia (21-7-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico with the WBC Latino featherweight title at stake over 12 rounds. The 8 fight card will be held at the plush Melia Hotel and Casino and is promoted by Premium Boxing Promotions.
This Friday at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, promoters Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing LLC) and Carlos Gonzalez (Pro Stars Boxing) present a card headlined by former WBA Light Flyweight and Flyweight World Champion Roberto (La Araña) Vasquez (29-5, 21 KOs) will face Mexico’s Mario “Maca” Briones (21-1-1, 15 KOs) over 12 rounds for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title. 28-year-old Vasquez, who started his career at 106 lbs., is still wildly popular in his homeland and will be looking to continue building momentum for his career resurgence against the 26-year-old Briones.
In the other bouts, Uruguay’s Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (8-1, 5 KOs) will face The Dominican Republic’s Maribel “Vispa” Santana (11-9-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBA Female Lightweight World Championship; and Panama City’s Azael “Turbo” Cosio 13-1-2, 10 KOs) will take on Dominican Republic’s Tomas Mendez (15-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBC Latino Welterweight title.
Orlando “Siri” Salido, the WBO featherweight champion, will take a victory lap this weekend with visits to Mexico City and Miami. The Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico native, will arrive in Mexico City tonight and will visit with the Mexican Media on Friday, before appearing in studio on the very popular boxing show “Golpe a Golpe” that three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez host on ESPNDeportes. Salido will then fly to Miami on Saturday, to appear on Sunday, in “Republica Deportiva” in highest rated sports show in the Univision National Network at the invitation of his fine producer Rick Seara.
Salido is coming of his second win over Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, whom he stopped in the 10th round of the best fight of the year so far. The Mexican warior went back to Puerto Rico last march 10 to give Lopez a rematch of their fight on April of last year, where Salido stopped the Puerto Rican in eight rounds. (more…)
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