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This Saturday night, former WBC Welterweight Champion, Andre Berto (27-1, 20KO’s) will look to regain a version of the welterweight championship, and re-position himself back atop the elite of boxing world when he challenges current IBF Titlelist, Jan Zaveck. The show, entitled, Battle in Biloxi: is presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with SES Boxing and will be aired live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:45 PM ET/PT.
While the fight will feature a number of firsts for Zaveck, his first time fighting in the U.S. and first time fighting on HBO, it will also feature a first for Berto. It will be the first time Berto enters the ring as a professional coming off the heels of a loss in his last bout. That loss came in what many believe to be the leading candidate for the 2011 Fight of the Year”, a close twelve round decision to Victor Ortiz this past April. While many people in Berto’s shoes might have looked to take on an easier opponent in their first fight back, Berto went in the complete opposite direction. (more…)
A reported $325,000 purse has lured WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns (32-2, 9 KOs) to fight in the United States for the first time against undefeated KO artist Adrien Broner (21-0, 17 KOs) on November 26 at the US Bank Arena in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Burns’ manager Alex Morrison confirmed the fight to the Glasgow Evening Times.
Life for Carl Froch goes on like it does for a lot of people in their 30s – a first child born about a year ago, a serious relationship, less time for fun, thoughts about maybe getting married and having more kids, learning from mistakes on the job and more work than ever.
Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) recently wrapped up a three-city media tour in Oakland, Calif., to promote his Oct. 29 fight with Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) in the Super Six World Boxing Classic final. The journey covered three days, three intercontinental flights, eight time zones and 5,375 miles.
In his first defense, IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (26-1, 15 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over rugged Eromosele Albert (24-5-1, 12 KOs) on Wednesday night at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Albert relentlessly pursued Geale, but it was the quicker champion landing the cleaner and harder punches. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 119-109.
In a clash for the PABA super middleweight belt, titleholder Serge Yannick (14-1, 7 KOs) stopped Jamie Pittman (21-3, 8 KOs) on a cut in round two.
Full report to come from Ray Wheatley
By Joe Koizumi
Japanese southpaw Koki Kameda (26-1, 16 KOs), 118, barely kept his belt as he floored previously unbeaten Mexican David De La Mora (23-1, 16 KOs), 118, in the third, but became inexplicably cautious in later rounds and barely earned a hairline unanimous verdict (114-113, 115-113 and 115-112) over twelve lousy rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)
By Joe Koizumi
Slick-punching Japanese speedster Tomonobu Shimizu (19-3-1, 9 KOs), 115, captured the WBA super-flyweight belt as he utilized his faster footwork and longer reach to dominate early and late rounds, though losing middle rounds, to eke out a split but popular decision (115-113 twice and 114-116) over defending champ Hugo Cazares (35-7-2, 25 KOs), 115, a switch-hitting Mexican, over twelve hard-fought and gory sessions on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)
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WBC welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz works out in Ventura, California during a media day in preparation for his September 17 title defense against six-time world champion Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Click here for more photos…
In a extraordinary interview with Univision, six division world champion Oscar De La Hoya admitted that before entering rehab he abused cocaine and alcohol, was unfaithful to his wife and even considered suicide. “Rock bottom was recently,” said De La Hoya. “Within a couple of years, just thinking if my life was even worth it. I don’t have the strength, I don’t have the courage to take my own life but I was thinking about it.” The Golden Boy stated that he has been clean for the last three months.
Noted referee Frank Garza has informed the boxing world of the passing away of former NABF light middleweight champion Brett “Irish Hawk” Lally. Brett was a favorite boxer in the Michigan area. He was known for his heart and toughness and a solid body attack. He won the NABF light middleweight title in June 1990 with a TKO4 Robert Hines in Atlantic City, NJ. He defended the title suucessfully against Art Serwano in January 1991 via WTKO4. He fought one time for the WBC title losing to Terry Norris TKO1 on August 1991. His overall record was 32-12, 19 KOs. There will be a viewing on Thursday with services and funeral on Friday. At the family’s request there will be a traditional ten count during his lay in state.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA World Championships Committee has declared that interim flyweight champ Juan Carlos Reveco is now a champion in recess. Reveco has 180 days to resolve a dispute with his manager Osvaldo Rivero. The 180 days is retroactive to June 10, 2011, when Reveco beat Jean Piero Perez.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA has declared that bantamweight “super” champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno to be champion in recess. This allows him to fight, but not defend the WBA world title. The champion in recess status will be lifted when the problems are resolved with his manager Roberto Grimaldo. Grimaldo and Moreno are embroiled in a legal battle for the validity of their contract. Moreno, who recently signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions had announced that he is prepared to “defend his crown” against Eric Morel to November 5 in the United States.
Frank Warren today officially announced the long awaited showdown between bitter unbeaten British rivals WBO World light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and challenger Tony Bellew for Saturday 15th October at the Liverpool Echo Arena. The rivalry has been building up over the last couple of years and the pair almost fought in May at the O2 Arena when Cleverly was due to face then WBO World Champion Juergen Braehmer, but the German failed to arrive and Bellew stepped in at the last minute. They clashed at a heated press conference and had to be separated by security staff. Ultimately Bellew was beaten by the scales and Cleverly instead faced Aleksy Kuziemski and stopped him in four rounds. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Everything is set for Saturday’s “Veneno Puro” card at the Convention Center in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which features WBC mandatory middleweight title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio, along with Alejandro Sanabria and Michel Rosales in separate bouts. Rubio (51-5-1, 44 KOs) will face the Ghanaian Mohammed Akrong (23-3, 10 KOs) for the WBC Latino title; Sanabria (27-1-1, 21 KOs) meets Alejandro Barrera (21-7, 14 KOs) in a ten-round in super featherweight clash and Rosales (30-4, 25 KOs) goes against former hot prospect prospect Julio Cesar Garcia (43-4, 36 KOs). (more…)
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Unbeaten Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, McJoe Arroyo and Carlos Negron will headline the 6th edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” this Friday, September 2, at the coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, in a PR Best Boxing Promtions (PRBBP) in association with Top Rank Inc., to be televised live on WAPA America, from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
González (16-0, 12 KOs) will defend his WBO Latino lightweight title in a 10 round fight against Eddie Soto (12-2, 4 KOs), from Rhode Island. The champion is actually is ranked #8 in the WBO lightweight division. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Tony Weeks talks to Fightnews about his career as one of the fightgame’s leading referees and also about when he was the third man in the ring for one of the greatest fights of all time, Corrales vs Castillo.
Photo: Team Sauerland
Former IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester (34-4-1, 16 KOs) and unbeaten Polish prospect Grzegorz Proksa (25-0, 18 KOs) faced the media today during a press conference at Berlin´s Max-Schmeling-Gym. They will collide in Neubrandenburg on October 1 with the vacant European Middleweight Title on the line. “I know that my name might not yet be known around the globe,” Proksa said. “But this will change on October 1. Everybody will know my name after I have defeated Sylvester.” Added his manager Krzysztof Zbarski: “Nobody wanted to fight against Proksa anymore. He is a southpaw, unbeaten, he is fast and he has made all of professional fights on the road. We were very surprised when we heard that Sylvester was brave enough to get in the ring with him.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former WBA world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (23-1-1, 16 KOs) and IBF #1 rated Argenis Mendez (18-1, 9 KOs) will meet for the vacant IBF super featherweight championship on September 10 at the Gudalajara University Olympic Coliseum topping an event promoted by HG Boxing. Also, IBF female light flyweight champion Yessica “Kika” Chavez and IBF female minimumweight champion Katia Guttierrez will defend their crowns on the same card.
WBA heavyweight “regular” champion Alexander Povetkin is expected to make his first defense on December 17 in Zurich against against ring legend Evander Holyfield, who will be 49 years old on fight night. Holyfield told the Berliner Morgenpost that he will be speaking with promoter Kalle Sauerland about the fight this week. Evander also mentioned a possible October 22 fight rematch in South Africa against Francois Botha.
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, fresh from their stop in Manila, will kick off the North America portion of their 25,000-mile international media tour, for their mega world championship fight, with a New York City news conference on Tuesday September 6, in the The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 (23rd Street at the Hudson River, New York City1). The report time will be 9:30AM ET with the news conference beginning at 10AM ET. The news conference will be open to the public.
Opening the press conference will be international recording star Dan Hill who will join Pacquiao in a live performance of their Top-10 hit single “Sometimes When We Touch.” Joining Pacquiao and Marquez at Chelsea Piers will be their respective trainers, World-Famous Freddie Roach and Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
Pacquiao and Marquez will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship on November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The successful series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” returns to the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City, Mexico on Friday, September 9 with a show being billed as “Clash of Titans” celebrating Mexico’s patriotic month “Viva Mexico”. The main event will feature two of the toughest jr. welterweights in Mexican Boxing as hard punching Antonio Pitalua (52-5, 43 KOs) of Mexico City by way of Monteria, Colombia faces Cosme “Chino” Rivera (32-14-2, 23 KOs) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds with the WBC Latin jr. welterweight title on the line. (more…)
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