Two-time World Boxing
Association (WBA) heavyweight champion John “The
Quietman” Ruiz did exactly what he was supposed to
do tonight in Germany, stopping former IBU
title-holder Adnan “Aachen Assassin” Serin, to set
the stage for a 2010 world title fight against new
WBA champion David “Hayemaker” Haye.
WBA No. 1 contender
Ruiz (44-8-1, 29 KOs) had agreed with the promoters
for defending champion Nicolai Valuev and challenger
Haye to “step aside” as the WBA “Official
Challenger." Ruiz, provided he defeated Serin
(19-11-1, 7 KOs), was guaranteed a title bout
against the Valuev-Haye winner by the end of May,
2010. Haye defeated Valuev by a 12-round majority
Ruiz, the first and
only world heavyweight champion of Latino heritage,
fought for the first time in 14 months and at his
lightest weight (226) in six years. Fighting for the
first time with head trainer/cutman Miguel Diaz in
his corner, Ruiz displayed a much more aesthetically
pleasing, aggressive style – no holding, clutching
Ruiz outclassed Serin
from the opening bell until Serin’s corner threw in
the towel at 1:34 of the seventh round. John came
out strong, using a stiff jab to set-up punishing
rights to Serin’s body, but “The Quietman” suffered
a cut to his forehead, near the bridge of his nose,
from an apparent head-butt in the fourth round. Ruiz
picked up the pace, hurting Serin in the sixth, and
unloaded six straight damaging right hands to
Serin’s head, leading to an 8-count in the seventh.
Four more rights resulted in the referee halting the
action, after a towel was thrown into the ring from
Go on line to www.johnthequietmanruiz.com for more
information about John Ruiz.
George Annihilates Naugler!
super middleweight destroyer Don "Da'Bomb" George
made the leap from boxing prospect to being on the
verge of becoming a world-class contender with a
four round savage annihilation of Canadian Jason
Naugler; handing this tough and very experienced
fighter his first loss byway of stoppage. Coming
into the contest, Naugler previously had twenty-nine
fights and has gone the distance in very creditable
performances against Chad Dawson, Jean Paul
Mendy,Anthony Thompson, , Jesse Brinkley, Samuel
Miller and Nicholas Poulard. The fight was the main
event of a card promoted by Leon Margules and
Dominic Pesoli at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago ,
George (18-0-1 w/16kos)
showed impressive boxing skills and a snappy jab as
he constantly peppered the experienced Naugler face
and body. Naugler, attempting to overcome speed,
power, and youth with experience, came out fast at
the openinig bell and to everybody's surprise tried
to box by jabing and moving and throwing fast
combinations. Nauglers attempt to box George was to
no avail, as George was out jabbing and countering
all of Naugler's punches with fast and powerful
combination's to both the head and body.
Naugler tasted the
canvas in the second round with a pulverizing short
fast right hand to the head that stiffened Naugler
and then turned his legs to jelly where he fell
heavily to the canvas face first. To his credit
Naugler got up and barely made it through the round
being saved by the bell, the crowd in attendance
roared as they could feel that their hometown boy
was well on his way to a fantastic finish.
The third round saw
George show a lot of maturity by sticking to his
game plan by countering Naugler, using a very hard
left jab and fast crisp shots that where stopping
Naugler in his tracks and sistematically breaking
him down and busting him up.
In the fourth round,
George upped his aggression and continued to punish
Naugler; ripping power shots to the body and head.
Naugler was brave but outgunned as George was
merciless in his attack. The end came in brutal
fashion as George landed hellacious shots and was
savagely battering the Canadian which caused referee
Gino Rodriguez to call a halt to the massacre.
Cestus Mangement CEO
Gina Iacovou, said, "I am very happy as this is
really a great win for Donovan. Naugler is known to
be a tough a durable guy. Just look at his record as
he has gone the distance with current world
champions and world rated contenders."
Cestus Advisor, Mike Michael, said, "What a win and
what a performance by Donovan! This is the kind of
statement that he (George) needed to make against
such an experienced and durable fighter like Naugler"
Michael added, 2010 is going to be a phenomenal year
has joined the broadcast team to add color
commentary to King’s “Halloween Thrilla” fight card
Saturday (Oct. 31) from Treasure Island Hotel &
Casino in Las Vegas. The exciting five-fight
undercard will be offered globally on pay per view
for $5.99 at www.DonKingTV.com beginning at 6 p.m.
ET/3 p.m. PT/10 p.m. GMT.
The legendary former undisputed heavyweight
champion, whose greatest years were spent with King,
was the youngest man to win the WBC, WBA and IBF
world titles. Tyson went on to become one of best
heavyweight boxers in history.
“Oh what a glorious day,” said King. “My prodigal
son has returned. It may be Halloween, but this is
no trick. This will be a treat for boxing fans
around the world. Mike is more than one of the
greatest heavyweight champions in boxing history. He
is a boxing historian, and nobody can break a fight
down like Iron Mike.”
will join blow-by-blow announcer James “Smitty”
Smith and analyst Ken ...more
headline boxing at the Arena
Release: October 30, 2009
It will be a sensational night of boxing on
Friday night December 11th as Greg Robinson’s Power
Productions Boxing Ringside presents a night of
boxing featuring some of the best local talent in
the area that will be headlined by local return of
one of the top heavyweights in the world in Chazz
The nine bout card will take place at The Arena
in South Philadelphia.
Witherspoon of Paulsboro, New Jersey brings in a
record of 26-1 with eighteen knockouts and is riding
a three fight knockout streak since his only blemish
to former world title challenger Chris Arreola on
June 21st, 2008.
Since then, Witherspoon has stopped Adam “The
Swamp Donkey” Richards (22-1), Travis Fulton and
be Witherspoon’s first area appearance since
February 15, 2008 when ...more
vs. Fernandez at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Promoter Nick Garone and his X-Cel Worldwide have
announced most of the opponents for their November 6
"Road to Redemption" event at the Buffalo Niagara
In the main event, hometown hero Nick "Hands of
Gold" Casal (19-4-1, 15 KOs) will face Salt Lake
City's Christopher "Kid Kayo" Fernandez (18-7-1, 11
KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight showdown.
Fernandez has had mixed success as he's stepped
up his competition, but recently went the distance
with highly rated former junior welterweight
champion Paulie Malignaggi.
first time Nick fought on one of my shows, it was
just to get him back in the ring and back to the
winning column. This fight against Fernandez
represents the next step in our plans," explained
Garone. "He's a tough kid who's gone some rounds
with some very tough guys and even taken a few 0's
along the way from some undefeated fighters. We
think he's a great choice for the fans and for
CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS
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Glen Johnson I WANT FIGHT HOPKINS
Chad Dawson: I"LL FIGHT ANYBODY YOU PUT IN
FRONT OF ME
Gary Shaw: You have to get the best fights for
International Boxing Organization junior
welterweight title-holder Manny Pacquiao will have
60 days to decide whether he’ll defend or relinquish
his championship, according to a Wednesday statement
from IBO President Ed Levine.
The IBO is the only sanctioning body to recognize
Pacquiao as a world champion.
“Manny Pacquiao was notified that he will be
given time to decide whether to defend his
championship at 140 pounds or vacate the title,”
Levine said. “He is still well within his time
requirements to make a title defense in the weight
class. So, we’ll allow him a chance to decide and
Levine released the statement in response to
several inquiries about Pacquiao’s title status.
Pacquiao won the IBO belt from then-champion
Ricky Hatton in May and is scheduled to meet Miguel
Cotto in a welterweight bout in Las Vegas on Nov.
According to IBO rules, “all champions, with the
exception of the heavyweight champion, shall defend
their title at least once every nine months unless
medically excused therefrom for valid cause and/or
at the sole and absolute discretion of the IBO.”
Now 32 years old, Pacquiao is 49-3-2 with 37
knockouts and is unbeaten since a decision loss to
Erik Morales in 2005.
He has one previous fight at welterweight – a TKO
over Oscar De La Hoya in December 2008 – and has
also competed at least once in every weight class
from junior flyweight (108 pounds) to lightweight
(135 pounds) since turning professional in 1995.
The win over Hatton was his first appearance in
an IBO championship bout.
Should Pacquiao elect to vacate his title, Levine
said the championship would be filled by a
subsequent bout between the top two available
contenders. Pacquiao is No. 1 in the organization’s
computerized rankings for October, while ex-champion
Hatton is No. 2.
Unbeaten Russian prospect Denis Shafikov is the
IBO Intercontinental champion at 140 and a likely
contender if the title were to become vacant.
From its inception, the IBO's mandate has been to
bring honesty, integrity and trust to boxing. The
record shows that it’s been – and continues to be –
That's why world class talent like Lennox Lewis,
Wladimir Klitschko, Ricky Hatton, Chad Dawson, Manny
Pacquiao and so many others have been proud to wear
IBO title belts. And that’s why the IBO's objective,
comprehensive computerized rankings remain the most
reliable and honest in the sport.
associate with the IBO, you send a message to
boxing. It's a statement of your commitment to
maintaining credibility in the greatest, purest
contest of human ability in the world. "The Champion
of Integrity" invites you to be part of the
returns Nov. 7 on Valuev-Haye PPV card
Release: October 29, 2009
World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion
John “The Quietman” Ruiz, the current WBA No. 1
rated and “official challenger,” has been matched
against former IBU champion Adna “Aachen Assassin”
Serin on the Nov. 7th Nicolai Valuev-David Haye
pay-per-view event live from Nuremberg, Germany.
Ruiz (43-8-1, 29 KOs),
the first and only world heavyweight champion of
Latino heritage, needs to defeat Serin (19-10-1, 7
KOs), a Turk who fights out of Germany, to earn a
mandated WBA shot title against the Valuev-Haye
winner early next year.
“I’m always happy to go
to Germany,” Ruiz said. “The people there are great
and they always treat me well. I’m really looking
forward to this fight. I know no fight is easy and
that I have to get past this one to get the winner
of Valuev-Haye. That’s why I’m focused 100-percent
on the November 7th fight. I know there’s another
world title fight in the horizon for me, but I have
to ready for this fight and win to get the next
tentatively scheduled to be the opening bout on the
live PPV show being distributed by Integrated Sports
in the United States and Canada starting at 3 PM/ET
– 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite via iN
Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, DISH Network, Viewer’s Choice,
Shaw PPV and Bell TV for a suggested retail price of
only $24.95. A replay will be shown that same night
at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.
“It’s been a while
since I last fought because of some things that were
out of my control,” Ruiz noted. “I’m ready and have
been training for three months. I’m very happy that
this fight is going to be on pay per view in the
United States. My fans haven’t been able to watch my
last few fights and neither has the media. They
think I still fight the same way (clutch-and-grab)
because my fights haven’t been shown on television
back in the states. I’m much more aggressive and now
they will all be able to see how much I’ve improved
with their own eyes.”
line to www.johnthequietmanruiz.com for more
information about John Ruiz.
Hank Lundy Philadelphia Dreamin’
Release: October 27, 2009
of the hottest prospects on the East Coast,
Philadelphia light welterweight “Hammerin’” Hank
Lundy, is continuing the great “City of Brotherly
Love” boxing tradition, determined to become
Philly’s premier 135- to 140-pound fighter of
Lundy (15-0-1, 9 KOs)
faces his toughest opponent, former WBC FECARBOX and
WBA Fedecentro champion Aldo “El Pato” Valtierra
(25-11, 13 KOs), Satn he 10feature (Halloween) on
the “Fright Night At The Sun” pro boxing card,
presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic
Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at Mohegan Sun
Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
heavyweight Joey “K.O. Kid” Spina (25-1-1, 17 KOs)
headlines “Fright Night At The Sun” against former
world champion Lou “Honey Boy” Del Valle (36-6-1, 22
KOs) in the 10-round main event.
Heavyweight Champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman
Headlines; "Big" Michael Grant in main supporting
bout. Local Favorites Kenny Abril, Russell Jordan
and Darnell Jiles Jr. also make appearances. The
promoter leading a revival of Western New York
boxing, Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide, is
announcing yet another eye-catching world-class
On December 3 at the
Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, Garone will
present "Night of the Heavy Hitters" (in association
with Bob Arum's Top "Rank) featuring former
undisputed and two-time heavyweight champion Hasim
"The Rock" Rahman (45-7-2, 36 KOs) in the main
event, with former #1 heavyweight contender and
world title challenger "Big" Michael Grant (45-3, 33
KOs) in the chief supporting bout
"It's going to be a
great night for boxing fans in the Rochester area,"
said an excited Garone. "We're doing this in
conjunction with another elite organization in Bob
Arum's Top Rank, so you know it's going to be a
top-quality show. Besides the two big heavyweight
battles, we've also got local kids Kenny Abril and
Darnell Jiles Jr. in separate bouts."
who fights under the X-Cel promotional banner, says
he's excited about the opportunity this fight will
present. "I'm looking to hit the ground running for
a big fight in 2010," he explained. Grant is riding
a seven-fight winning streak. He won the NABA-US
Heavyweight Championship with a hard-fought win over
Paul Marinaccio in his last bout.
Adamek knocked out Andrew Golota in a 5 round fight
that proved Adamek has what it takes to be a top
contender in the heavyweight arena. Here’s what was
said at the post fight interviews.
From Tomasz Adamek:
I will never forget this moment, fighting in front
of almost 17 thousand Polish fans against a Polish
legend that went through many great battles. It was
a meaningful night for me.”
“By beating Andrew
Golota I made a statement about my power. I wanted
to show how good I can be as a heavyweight. I got
hit couple of times pretty hard, but I was never in
danger. Looks like my iron chin will work for me in
a higher weight class also.”
“I never treat any
fight as something personal and it was the same this
time. I did not plan to knock Golota out, it was not
my intention. After the first knockdown, I knew I
could hit him at will. I paced myself in round 2 and
3, waiting for the right moment to up my tempo.
Andrew Gmitruk was telling me to not get too cocky.
I remembered this every minute I was in the ring. It
was not easy win, regardless of the outcome. I had
to be careful not to get hit by this powerful 260
pound man. It worked.”
“I hope I proved
tonight to everybody, that I can be 215 pounds and
be effective as a heavyweight. But my foes in the
cruiserweight division should not be too happy yet.
If the major television outlets will offer great
fights, I will be back and knock out those guys
Asked about future plans; “I will go back to the
U.S. in couple of days, maybe enjoy myself for
couple of weeks and then eagerly await the next
challenge. It’s in my nature not to be lazy for too
long. I love my home, wife and two daughters, but
after a while I miss the ring. I want to thank
everybody who believed in my skills and
determination. I never had a doubt about the outcome
of this fight. I want also to thank Andrzej for
accepting this fight. He helped me realize my dream
of becoming a heavyweight”.
Super Middleweight “Golden” Caleb Truax will vie for
his first title Friday November 20 against former
world champion Carl Daniels in the main event of
Seconds Out Promotions’ “The Golden Era” live from
the St. Paul Armory.
Truax, 13-0 (9 KO’s),
has been impressive thus far during his young
career. The Osseo, MN native stopped five of his
last six opponents, including an impressive TKO over
veteran Patrick Perez in July.
Daniels, of St. Louis ,
MO , is a former WBA Junior Middleweight champion
and fought the likes of Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar
Green, Julio Cesar, Laurent Boudouani and Chad
Dawson. The 69 fight veteran is Truax’ most
experienced foe to date.
matchup is scheduled for ten rounds, with the winner
American boxing fans can view the much-anticipated
“David vs. Goliath” World Boxing Association
heavyweight championship boxing match between
Nikolai “The Russian Giant” Valuev and David “The
Hayemaker” Haye, live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday,
Nov. 7 from Nuremberg, Germany.
Valuev (50-1, 34 KOs),
from St. Petersburg, Russia, is the two-time and
current WBA heavyweight champion and has fought and
defeated a “Who’s Who” of heavyweight champions
including Evander “The Real Deal Holyfield, John
Ruiz (twice), and Sergey Lyakhovich. He also holds
the distinction of being the tallest and heaviest
champion in history at a daunting 7 feet and 325
(22-1, 21 KOs), from London, England, wreaked havoc
on the cruiserweight....more
Last night at the
Hilton Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, New York,
two-time world champion Byron “Gator” Mitchell’s
(28-5-1, 21 KOs) moved one giant step forward in his
comeback by devastating former #1 light heavyweight
contender David Telesco (30-7-1, 25 KOs) via
Telesco with a powerful right at the end of the
first round which was the first time he had ever
been down in his career! In round two Mitchell
continued to press the action and after a heated
exchange finished him with a left and a right at
looked fantastic tonight,” said Mitchell’s promoter
Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide. “We were using this
fight to gauge where he stands and I think the sight
of David Telesco going down face first told us
everything we need to know. Byron Mitchell is a
force at light heavyweight… a very powerful one.”
USS Cunningham To Face Matt Too Smooth Godfrey For
Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Crown?
Cruiserweight King Steve USS Cunninghams dreams of
regaining the IBF Cruiserweight belt from the man
that took his coveted title, by close split
decision, following their epic Fight Of The Year
nominated battle back last December, were shattered
on Monday when Main Events boss Kathy Duva announced
that Tomasz Goral Adamek had relinquished the crown.
The IBF reacted quickly
to Adameks resignation by announcing that Matt Too
Smooth Godfrey would be the next available for the
vacant title and ordered negotiations to start for
the fight with USS Cunningham.
Cunningham, once described as the by Bad Left Hooks
Steve Christ as the Worlds nicest man due to his
never having a bad word to say about his fellow
boxers or the would be opponents that have avoided
him, took a typically philosophical stance on
Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight
champion TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR and WBO interim junior
welterweight champion LAMONT PETERSON will host a
news conference announcing their world title fight
Next Tuesday! October 27, beginning at Noon, in the
Cahuila Ballroom at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort •
Spa (32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
92270.) The public is invited to attend.
Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif.,
will be defending his title for the fourth time
since winning it in May 2008 against interim
champion Peterson (27-0, 13 KOs), of Washington,
D.C., on Saturday, December 12 in The Show at Agua
Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa. Promoted by Gary
Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions, in
association with Top Rank and Agua Caliente Casino •
Resort • Spa, the fight will be televised live on
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, beginning at 9 p.m.
ET/PT (delayed on the west coast.) The telecast will
open with World Super Flyweight Champion Vic
Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs), of Armenia, defending
his title against World Boxing Council (WBC) interim
champion Tomas Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs), of Mexico.
World Champions and medalist. Athlete and football
STATEMENT ON KELLY
Release: October 21, 2009
morning we were advised that Kelly Pavlik's recovery
of his left hand has not progressed as projected by
Dr. Peter J. Evans, Director of the Cleveland Clinic
Upper Extremity Center,” said Todd duBoef, president
of Top Tank, Pavlik’s promoter. “As a result of this
Kelly is unable to close his left hand which
prohibits him from being prepared for a December 5
middleweight championship defense against Paul
“We at Top Rank are
disappointed by this unexpected development in his
recovery. Once Pavlik is cleared medically by Dr.
Evans we will pursue all avenues with regards to a
appreciate the understanding of Paul Williams,
Goossen Tutor Promotions, HBO and Caesars Atlantic
City with regards to this unforeseen occurrence."
Face Argentine Escobar at Rumble at Rama X
Release: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
his sights firmly set on another crack at a world
title, former IBF Junior Featherweight world
champion Steve “The Canadian Kid” (30-1, 12 KO’s)
returns to the ring on Saturday, November 21st, to
face capable, battle-tested, Argentine warrior
Sergio Javier Escobar (11-8-1, 2 KO’s), at Rumble at
Rama X, in Rama, Ontario.
The eight round
showdown will be the evening’s co-feature, just
prior to 19 year-old Pilipino phenom Marvin Sonsona
(14-0, 12 KO’s) defending his WBO Junior
Bantamweight world title for the first time, against
Mexico City’s Alejandro Hernandez (22-7-1, 11 KO’s).
Molitor rebounded from
his devastating loss last November to unified 122
lb. world champion Celestino Caballero with a
hard-fought split decision win this past June over
Heriberto Ruiz to capture the IBF’s number two
ranking, guaranteeing himself a spot in an IBF world
Molitor followed up the
win over Ruiz with a convincing 5th round KO over
Dario Azuaga at Rumble at Rama IX, and is looking
for another impressive outing to further serve
notice that he’s ready to reclaim his world crown.
“We need Steve to be as
sharp and focused as possible when the IBF decides
to proceed with either an eliminator, or a title
fight to fill a vacancy,” said Allan Tremblay,
President of Orion sports Management.
Perez in a huge stunner
Press Release: October
After more than a year
of inactivity, two time former IBF world champ Luis
Perez (25-4, 16 kos) returned to action in his home
country of Nicaragua against fellow countryman
Sergio Gomez (14-5, 10 kos). What was supposed to be
a welcome back party for Perez soon turned into a
nightmare as a highly motivated Gomez took the
action straight to Perez.
Gomez, a former three
time Central American amateur champ, showed signs of
his potential by putting on a boxing clinic. Perez
had no answer for Gomez jab, straight lead right and
left hook combinations. His lateral movement and
smart boxing left Perez without any answers.
After losing the first
round, Perez came back with fury evening up the
score in round two. From then on it was all downhill
for Perez as Gomez started connecting sharp
combinations to the head. The fight was stopped
after four rounds by referee Enrique Portocarrero
after witnessing the destruction a series of
straight rights hands created over the eyelids of
It was Perez first
fight since his unsuccessful bid to become a
champion in three different weight classes when he
lost against Panamanian fighter Ricardo Cordoba in
an attempt to gain the interim WBA super
bantamweight title. Clearly the lack of activity
hurt Perez as he was out of distance, had no
reflexes and looked clumsy at times, much different
than the Perez who made various defenses of his
The Perez vs. Gomez
fight can be seen courtesy of Nicaraguan promotion
company PRODESA at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2374768
The full fight card will be transmitted at a soon to
be announced date for the whole world via
specialized boxing fight site:
why are you so confident you’re going to win this
fight by knockout?
AGBEKO: “I’m so
confident because Yonnhy Perez is a good fighter. He
can come forward, he can go backward. Fighting a
very good fighter is always difficult. It makes you
work harder. Yonnhy Perez can definitely not stay in
there with me. He’s definitely going to get
What did the win
over Silence Mabuza do for your confidence?
PEREZ: “Of course it
was a boost of confidence, but one thing that
everyone needs to be aware of is that my confidence
didn’t come just from that fight. I have my
confidence in my preparation and I’m confident every
time I step in the ring, no matter who I’m facing.
Beating Mabuza was a great deal for me, but I had
confidence in my power and my ability even before I
stepped in the ring, and the same thing is going to
happen on Oct. 31.”
Yonnhy, what do you
think about Agbeko’s prediction of a knockout?
PEREZ: “I’m ready for
any type of battle to happen in the ring. I don’t
want to make a prediction of my own, but as far as
what Agbeko said coming into this fight and
predicting a knockout, it’s OK. That’s why I live in
this country, there’s freedom of speech. He can say
whatever he wants about any issue. I’ve traveled to
Africa, and I know how the fighters of that
continent are. I know they can talk more than what
they can actually do in the ring. He shouldn’t spit
up in the air because all that’s going to fall right
on his face.”
Where you impressed
with his performance against Darchinyan?
PEREZ: “I wasn’t really
impressed. I was actually a little bit disappointed.
I thought that being the bigger man he should have
been able to handle him a little bit better. It’s
like me moving up to 122 or 126 and trying to beat a
bigger man, which, in reality, it doesn’t work that
way. So, I was not that impressed. “
Are you planning on
“This fight is going to be an enjoyable fight for
me. I’m a confident fighter and I really enjoy it
when I fight another confident fighter. It’s going
to be a very enjoyable fight for me.”
ENNIS WINS THRILLER TO
CAPTURE USBA JR. MIDDLE TITLE IN PHILLY
Press Release: October
Derek “Pooh” Ennis captured the USBA Jr.
Middleweight title with a thrilling twelve round
unanimous decision over Eromosele Albert this past
Friday night at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
This memorable bout was the main event of a seven
bout card that was part of Greg Robinson’s Power
Productions 10th anniversary show.
Ennis of Philadelphia and Albert fought at close
quarters for the full thirty-six minute fight and
the battle became another Legendary Blue Horizon
The two banged away at each other as Ennis used
quick combinations that he divvied up between the
body and head while Albert continued to press
forward and gave as good as he took.
fight ended, ringside media members were split on
who should have ..continue
U.S. MARINE AND
ISRAELI NAVAL COMMANDER HEAD TO RING BATTLES
Press Release: October
Jon Schneider and Eilon Kedem step into the ring
against their opponents on October 21st on the Joe
DeGuardia's Star Boxing promoted show at the Hilton
Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, NY, they will be doing
what they know how to do best, and that's fight. But
while many people throughout the world view boxing
as one of the toughest and most brutal sports, the
type of combat Schneider and Kedem have experienced
in their lives makes the sport of boxing look like a
piece of cake.
Schneider, who sports a record of 7-3-1, 5KO and
will be taking on John Douglas (6-13-3, 3KO) in a
six round cruiserweight match-up, while Kedem
(9-2-4, 6KO) will battle....more
Release: October. 18, 2009 I Photos by Howard Schatz
The Super Six World Boxing Classic got off to a
scintillating start in Europe on Saturday night. At
the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham , England ,
hometown hero Carl “The Cobra” Froch defended his
World Boxing Council (WBC) title against Andre “The
Matrix” Dirrell of Flint , Michigan by
split-decision. In Berlin, at the famed o2 World
Arena, “King” Arthur Abraham treated his hometown
fans to a spectacular final-round knockout victory
of Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor.
Froch (26-0, 20 KOs) remained undefeated Saturday
night in front of a sold-out crowd when he handed
Dirrell (19-0, 13 KOs ) the first loss of his
professional career. In a close fight all the way
through, Froch received a leg up when referee Hector
Afu took a point away from Dirrell for clinching
after repeated warnings in the 10th round.
and Froch continued to work and exchange through
rounds 11 and 12, catching each other with solid
jabs, although neither was really able to hurt the
other. Kneeling together on the ground, the judges
scores were read announcing Froch the split decision
Jirov Wins Comeback
Bout in Exciting Fashion
Press Release: October
Former Cruiserweight Champ Scores Thrilling TKO2
at "Phoenix Rising" event at Celebrity Theatre in
Former Heavyweight Champ Shannon "The Cannon"
Briggs' Fight KO'd by Opponent's Vision Trouble
Former world cruiserweight champion Vasiliy "The
Tiger" Jirov (38-3-1, 32 KOs) made a successful
return to the ring Saturday night against
hard-punching spoiler Jonathan Williams... but, as
is always the case with Jirov, not without a few
moments of suspense.
Fighting in the main event of Neworld Promotions
debut event, Jirov had to climb off the canvas from
a flash knockdown in round one to drop Williams
three times in round two and earn the TKO.
"Vasiliy can't be in a bad fight," said relieved
manager Ivaylo Gotzev, afterward. "There was a flash
knockdown, but all it did was put Vasiliy back in
the right state of mind to go for the kill. The shot
he got hit with was his welcome back to the fight
game. In the second round, Vasiliy showed that "The
Tiger" is truly back."
Jirov, who is once again campaigning as a
cruiserweight, says he will stay busy in the
upcoming year to help him regain his sharpness.
In what was to be the main supporting bout,
former lineal and WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon
Briggs (48-5-1, 42 KOs) had his comeback fight
against New Mexico's Arron Lyons called off when
Lyons failed the pre-fight medical exam.
says he will be announcing both former champions'
next appearances in the near future.
BILLY LYELL RETAINS THE
NABC MIDDLEWEIGHT CROWN
Borgen at Ringside.
hero Billy Lyell (21-7) successfully defended his
NABC middleweight title via a unanimous eight round
decision over tough veteran Chris Gray (12-11) at
the Eastwood Expo Center - Niles, Ohio. Billy went
right to work from the first bell and clearly
outscored his game opponent. The scores were 79-73,
78-74 and 77-75. Lyell is ranked #15 in world by the
IBF based on his upset victory over then #1 ranked
John Duddy earlier this year.
In a junior middleweight semi-main event 2002
National Golden Gloves welterweight champion Durrell
Richardson of Youngtown, Ohio was a big winner.
Richardson (12-3) surprisingly took out the 2000
Olympic represenitive Dante Craig (18-9-1) of
Cincnnati, Ohio in the first round. It was an
impressive performance by the 30 year old Durrell.
In a six round welterweight bout the popular Jake
Giuriceo (5-0) out Campbell, Ohio looked good
winning a six round verdict over a determined James
Pope (4-2) out of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Jake
has a big following in the Youngstown are.
In a scheduled light heavyweight four rounder
local Randy Campbell (2-0) took care of Travis
Richards (1-6) in the second round.
This boxing card was presented by Bowers
week, Tomasz Adamek, in a letter written to Marian
Muhammad, President, International Boxing
Federation, formally vacated his IBF Crusierweight
Title. Adamek expressed his regret in having to
vacate the title and thanked the IBF for the
opportunities he was given.
He stated,“ I am not
leaving the IBF family. I will be fighting October
24 against Andrew Golota for the IBF International
Heavyweight Title in Lodz , Poland . Further, when
possible I hope to return to reclaim my IBF Title.”
still holds the Ring Belt Cruiserweight Championship
SPORTS® ANNOUNCES MATCHUPS FOR GROUP STAGES 2 AND 3
IN THE SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC -
October. 17, 2009 I Photos by Howard Schatz
matchups for Group Stages 2 and 3 of the Super Six
World Boxing Classic were announced tonight by
SHOWTIME Sports®. All Group Stage 2 and 3 matches
for the groundbreaking tournament will be scheduled
to take place in 2010 and will air on the premium
television network SHOWTIME®. Dates and venues for
the coming matchups will be announced.
The celebrated tournament pits the six best super
middleweight boxers in the world against one another
in a modified round robin as they compete for
supremacy in the 168-pound division and the
inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup. The
points-based Group Stages ensure a progression of
fights and present added pressure for the fighters
to earn valuable points towards a berth in the
single-elimination Semi-Finals. Each participant
will fight three different opponents in the Group
Stage segment of the tournament, earning two points
for a win with one bonus point for a KO/TKO, one
point for a draw and zero for a loss. After Group
Stage 3, the four fighters with the highest point
totals will advance to the Semi-Finals.
GROUP STAGE 2
DIRRELL vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM
KESSLER vs. CARL FROCH
TAYLOR vs. ANDRE WARD
GROUP STAGE 3
DIRRELL vs. ANDRE WARD
FROCH vs. ARTHUR ABRAHAM
KESSLER vs. JERMAIN TAYLOR
announces free 10 fight Web Cast this Saturday!
Company Boxeo PRODESA announced today a free web
cast of the big 10 bout fight card in honor of
former all time great Alexis Arguello (RIP) due to
take place this Saturday, Oct 17th. The 10 bout
fight card will feature some top quality boxers such
as two time IBF champion Luis Perez (25-3, 16 kos)
facing tough up and comer Sergio Gómez. Also
participating will be world ranked fighters Alvaro
Perez (18-1-1, 12 kos), Everth Briceno (30-5-1, 25
kos) and IBF Youth Champ Yader Escobar (20-2, 14 kos)
as well as some of the best up and coming boxers
The fight card will be
transmitted free of cost thru the internet at the
following address: www.prodesa.com.ni. The web cast
is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM Nicaraguan time.
For more details please check out the web page under
the section denominated PRODESA TV. Transmision will
be both in English and in Spanish.
For those who miss the
fight a retransmission will occur about a week later
thru www.gofightlive.tv, a premiere specialized
This is an initiative
of PRODESA, www.gofightlive.tv, as well as local
telecom company Claro and Claro TV to showcase
Nicaraguan boxers on a much larger world stage.
HOPKINS TO FACE ENRIQUE ORNELAS
Release: October 14, 2009
Long synonymous with
the fighting city of Philadelphia, future Hall of
Famer Bernard Hopkins' remarkable career will
continue in his hometown on Wednesday, December 2,
when "The Executioner," who will be fighting in
Philly for the first time since 2003, faces
hard-hitting Enrique Ornelas at the Liacouras Center
at Temple University. The 12-round light heavyweight
bout will be televised live on VERSUS, the fastest
growing sports cable network in the country, at 8
In addition to fighting
for his fans, Hopkins will be fighting for charity
as he has committed to donating one dollar from each
ticket sold to three select charities. Make-A-Wish
Foundation® of Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley, to
which Hopkins will donate in memory of Shaun Negler,
one of his biggest fans, whose last wish was to
attend Hopkins' fight against...more
International Boxing Federation bantamweight
champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko has boldly
predicted he will score a knockout victory over
undefeated IBF No. 1-ranked mandatory challenger
Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez when they meet in Don
King’s Halloween Thrilla at Treasure Island Hotel &
Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 31. (SHOWTIME
9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on West Coast)
“I think I will defeat
Yonnhy Perez by knockout,” Agbeko said from his
South Florida-based training camp. “I’m not
underestimating him. He’s a good fighter, but I know
this is going to be a knockout for me.
“Perez should keep his
confidence as an undefeated fighter and bring it to
the ring. I want to face him at his best. After our
fight, he will feel the same way I did after I
Dozens of reporters and
camera teams attended today´s public workout in the
heart of Berlin as “King” Arthur Abraham and Jermain
Taylor gave a taste of their class. The two former
champions will open the hotly-anticipated Super Six
World Boxing Classic in front of what will be a
sell-out crowd at the o2 World Arena here on
Saturday night (SHOWTIME®, 8 p.m. ET/PT, tape
Not just the German capital, but the
international press and fans around the world are
buzzing with anticipation. Camera teams from Russia
, Denmark , Italy , Germany and America , amongst
other nations, were deployed to cover today´s
King Arthur believes his opponent will be in for
“an unpleasant surprise”. He said: “ ..more
Wins NABO Middleweight Title in Salisbury !
October 12, 2009
Backed by more than 5,000 fans at
Arthur W. Purdue Stadium, Salisbury sensation
Fernando Guerrero earned the NABO Interim
Middleweight title Saturday night with an impressive
10 round majority decision over renowned tough guy
After a tentative start during the first few
rounds, Guerrero turned up the heat. A straight left
hand stunned Duran in the sixth, but the New Jersey
based Ghanaian hung in tough. The hard hitting
Guerrero kept Duran on his toes in the seventh,
tagging the respected veteran with crisp
combinations. Guerrero was cut over the left eye in
the 8th following an accidental head butt, but the
blood didn’t deter the hometown hero.
Guerrero maintained a high work rate, but was
controversially ruled down in the final round. While
his loyal fans, who packed the stadium despite poor
weather conditions throughout the day, were livid
with the knockdown call, Guerrero kept his composure
and finished ..more
Glen Johnson answered six questions posed to him
regarding his Nov. 7 rematch with Chad Dawson.
Dawson (28-0, 17 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., meets
Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs), from Miami, FL by way of
Clarendon, Jamaica, Nov. 7 at the XL Center in
Harford , Conn., in a WBC light heavyweight world
title rematch. Back in April, 2008, the two met with
Dawson ’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line
with Dawson coming away with the unanimous decision.
by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with
DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing,
Dawson-Johnson II and a tremendous Alfredo Angulo
vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 10-round Super Welterweight
co-feature will be broadcast live on HBO World ...more
October 21 Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing returns to
the Hilton Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, NY, to
present its second installment of Rumble at the Rye
Town Hilton. Headlining the card once again will be
heavy-handed, former world title challenger, David
Telesco (30-6-1, 26KO) taking on fellow banger and
former two-time world champion, Byron Mitchell
(27-5-1, 20KO). The bout is scheduled for eight
rounds in the light heavyweight division.
"This is an intriguing
fight between two former contenders and champions
who have always been known to produce very
entertaining and exciting fights," stated Joe
DeGuardia, CEO and founder of Star Boxing. "With
both David and Byron, you know exactly what you are
going to get. You have two guys who will be stepping
in that ring with one purpose in mind, and that's to
knock the other guy out. David is coming off a very
impressive victory in his last fight, and Byron's KO
victories are well-known throughout the industry. We
are expecting a great showing from both ..continue
SIX QUESTIONS WITH
Chad Dawson shared his thoughts on facing Glen
Johnson again, the state of the light heavyweight
division and his interests outside the ring
answering six quick questions posed to him recently.
Dawson (28-0, 17 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., meets
Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs), from Miami , FL by way of
Clarendon , Jamaica, Nov. 7 at the XL Center in
Harford , Conn., in a WBC light heavyweight world
title rematch. Back in April, 2008, the two met with
Dawson ’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line
with Dawson coming away with the unanimous decision.
Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association
with DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors
Boxing, Dawson-Johnson II and a tremendous Alfredo
Angulo vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 10-round Super
Welterweight co-feature will be broadcast live on
HBO World ..continue
(Oct. 8, 2009)
David Selwyn: October 9, 2009
Hawaiian Mongoose " Olszewski, the current and
reigning WIBA Flyweight Champion has recovered from
some nagging injuries and is ready and willing to
defend her WIBA World Flyweight. Eileen traveled
last December to Nadia Raoui's own backyard and
fought Ms. Raoui to a draw.
Team Olszewski tried in
vain to give Ms. Raoui a rematch. Ms. Raoui's German
promoter Mr. Dietmar Berg did not negotiate in good
faith .Mr. Ryan Wissow, the WIBA president was the
supervisor for the first fight between Olszewski and
Raoui. For the rematch, Mr. Berg told Ryan Wissow to
stay home and he would have Mr. Mirko Skoko on site
in Vienna, Austria, for the fight set for the 3rd of
October to supervise the fight and choose the
judges. Team Olszewski had no idea who Mr. Skoko
was---Now we do.
He is a boxing promoter
who lives in Germany and is [listed as the manager
of Nadia Raoui's last opponent, Fleis Djendi for the
"prestigious" vacant WPBO [World Pro Boxing
Organisation] flyweight Title.
Mr. Berg also put in a
clause in the contract for the rematch, that we do
not think anyone would agree to and we quote, "If
Ms. Olszewski does not fight in Vienna then Ms.
Olszewski pays a contract penalty of 10,000 Euro
dollars." We thought this clause was totally absurd.
We told Mr. Berg if he wants to have everything his
way, then he would have to go to Burger King!
Eileen would like to
defend her title as soon as possible. We are trying
to fight in NYC, but there have been very few boxing
Cards in Manhattan , NY. Eileen won her WIBA title
from Elena "Baby Doll "Reid in Manhattan on 2/28/08
and had a large contingent of her fans there. If
anyone knows of an upcoming boxing card in
Manhattan, please contact Eileen's manager David
Selwyn at Boxing @msn.com or call his 24/7 Boxing
Hotline at 845-893-2829 We are more than willing to
do whatever is necessary to defend the WIBA
cruiserweight shootout tops "Phoenix Rising"
Undercard October 17 at the Celebrity Theatre in
Former "The Contender" star Eric "Dynamite" Vega
doesn't believe in taking the easy road.
That's why on October
17, when he climbs into the ring at the Celebrity
Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, for his first fight
since appearing on the show, it will be against
hard-punching former IBF Cruiserweight World
Champion Kelvin "Konkrete" Davis (24-10-3, 17 KOs).
Fighting in one of the
main supporting bouts of Neworld Promotions "Phoenix
Rising" event, that also features the comebacks of
former world champions Vasiliy Jirov and Shannon
Briggs, Vega (8-4-1, 6 KOs) will be taking on one of
the toughest opponents of his career in front of his
hometown Phoenix fans.
"We spoke to Eric about
taking such a tough opponent for his first fight
since the show and he was adamant that's what he
wanted," explained Neworld Promotions chief Les
Cohen. "I'm not complaining. Whenever you have two
guys with that much power in there, it always makes
for an entertaining fight as long as it lasts."
Two of Vega's four
losses came during competition of The Contender. He
avenged another of his losses by stopping JJ
McAllister in May of 2008.
"We believe in Eric and
his willingness to challenge himself is a big reason
why," added Cohen.
The main event that
night will feature former cruiserweight champion and
1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Vasiliy "The Tiger" Jirov
making his return against Dominique Alexander.
Former WBO and Linear Heavyweight Champion Shannon
"the Cannon Briggs' opponent is still TBA.
Also on the undercard,
Arizona will get its first look at former amateur
world champion and now undefeated light heavyweight
Ismayl Silakh of the Ukraine (9-0, 8 KOs), as well
as an intriguing showdown between Phoenix super
lightweight Eddie Brooks (8-2, 3 KOs) and Sweden's
undefeated Shadi Hamsho (10-0, 2 KOs).
for "Phoenix Rising" are available at the Celebrity
Theatre box office, online at
www.celebritytheatre.com or by calling 602.267.1600.
They are priced at $25 and $50 with a limited number
of Gold Circle VIP seats available for $100.
BRITISH BOXING BEAT
Booth Faces Hunter
Challenge October 16
In the prime of a
long and storied career, Jason Booth now faces the
highest hurdle of his professional life.
The sharp-punching 31 year old Nottingham stylist
meets former triple champion Michael Hunter on enemy
ground at the Seaburn Centre in Sunderland, England
on a Frank Maloney promotion on Friday, October 16.
Booth, 33-5 (13), will place his British super
bantam belt at risk against Hunter and the occasion
will mark the 17th time that "2Smooth" has
participated in a high-level title bout.
But his opponent on October 16 can brag as to
having already held the European crown that Booth
Southpaw Hunter, 29-1-1 (13), who also boasts of
British and Commonwealth belts in his trophy
cabinet, made three successful defenses of the
Continental strap during his eight month reign of
So unstoppable was the lanky Hartlepool threshing
machine that it took one of the top super bantams in
the world, Canada's Steve Molitor, to derail
Hunter's unbeaten run in an IBF title fight in late
The challenge posed by Hunter is significant but
Booth possesses perhaps the best boxing skills in
the UK and vows to put on a career best performance
before moving onto European level.
Frank Maloney's FTM Sports presents the Super
Bantamweight Championship of Britain at Seaburn
Centre in Sunderland, England on Friday, October 16.
The full undercard includes 2008 Olympic Bronze
Medallists Tony Jeffries and David Price.
Tickets priced at £90 and £35 can be purchased by
calling the Box Office on 0871 226 1508 or 0191 564
0202 or by logging onto www.frankmaloney.com
Sky Sports will televise live on SS1 and HD1 at
Booth photo copyright Jane Warburton/MMG and is free
for use only with credit given to same.
Sonsona Out to Defend WBO World
RAMA, ON (Thursday,
October 8th, 2009) – On November 21, the eyes of the
boxing world will once again be on Casino Rama, as
one of the sport’s budding superstars, 19 year-old
dynamo “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (14-0, 12 KO’s)
mounts the first defense of his newly captured WBO
Jr. Bantamweight World title in the main event of
the Rumble @ Rama X. In just his 14th pro fight the
teenage sensation lived up to his nickname
“Marvelous” when he dominated reigning champ Jose
Lopez to clinch a thrilling unanimous decision at
Rumble @ Rama IX.
Sonsona’s opponent will
be WBO contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez
(22-7-1, 11 KO’s) of Mexico City. A veteran of 30
professional fights at 23 years of age......more
ready for Duran!
MD - Since entering the professional ranks in
December 2007, Fernando Guerrero has been on a
Middleweight sent 13 of his 15 opponents home early,
impressing fight fans in various venues across the
nation. While it’s been so far so good for
Salisbury, MD’s favorite son, Guerrero is ready for
what he describes as the beginning of a new chapter.
On Friday, Guerrero,
15-0 (13 KO’s), is faced with two firsts, a ten
round contest and title fight. Looking to upend
Guerrero’s perfect start is Ossie Duran, 23-7-2 (9
Dubbed as one of
boxing’s toughest veterans, Duran dropped razor thin
decisions to top rated Junior Middleweights James
Kirkland and David Lopez while drawing with the well
respected Eromosele Albert. The Paterson, NJ based
Ghanaian also holds dominant victories ..more
Press Release from
Crown Boxing Inc
Bull" McCall will be defending his IBA Heavyweight
Continental Championship on October 23, 2009. McCall
is being challenged by Lance "Mount" Whitaker, WBC USBC
Champion. These two giants will enter the ring with
one goal in common. To leave the ring with the IBA
Heavyweight Continental Title.
The winner of this
Championship Belt will certainly have boxing
opportunities and matchmaker Frank Luca of Crown
Boxing Inc. looks to unify The World Title with its
The four time World
Champion Oliver McCall, doing his training in
Florida , will be focused on the fight and hope to
retain his IBA Title. Lance "Mount" Whitaker will
enter the ring in his rob and trunks with no
Halloween Costumes in mind! Whitaker has been
working hard for this fight and sparring with some
of the top fighters in Southern California and Las
Both contestants will
arrive in Las Vegas on Sunday October 18th at The
Orleans Hotel and Casino and will resume training in
Las Vegas . The press conference will be held
Wednesday, October 21, at The Orleans Hotel and
Casino. Al Bernstein the Official Host of Crown
Boxing Inc. will be hosting the Press Conference and
introducing the fighters. Al will be available for
autographs and pictures. This is an event that you
do not want to miss.
The night will also
host the WBC USNBC Cruiser Weight Championship with
"King" Arthur Williams defending his Championship
Title against Victor Barragan from Oxnard ,
California . No early Halloween celebration for
either fighter in this Title fight. Both fighters
want to leave with the Title, but as we all know,
two men enter the ring and only one man leaves with
The remaining seven
bout undercard is full of excitement featuring the
return of 100% Patrick Liles 7 wins (KO 7) going for
his 8th win. Elijah McCall, son of Oliver McCall,
Reggie Jackson, Brian Battease, Isaac Hidalgo, Juan
Heraldez, Lawrence Hughes, Mike Gallegos, Ricardo
Calzada, and Abram Young round out the remainder of
the sensational Nacho De Boxeo Caliente.
will be held at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in the
Mardi Gras Ballroom, Doors open 6pm / First bout
7pm. (Card subject to Change)
WBA Sanctions Campillo-Shumenov II
KZ Event Productions, Inc.
and Sampson Boxing LLC are pleased to announce that
the World Boxing Association (WBA) has officially
agreed to sanction the upcoming rematch between WBA
Champion Gabriel Campillo and Beibut Shumenov as a
bout for the WBA World Light Heavyweight
Championship. The bout will be promoted by KZ and
will take place at a date and location to be
determined, but in no event later than February 28,
Beibut Shumenov, who
also serves as KZ’s president, stated that he was
excited to get back in the ring with Campillo. He
further noted that he accepts the representation of
the Campillo camp that neither Mr. Campillo nor any
of his camp violated the WBA’s banned substance
rules in connection with the first Campillo/Shumenov
bout, and has therefore withdrawn any such claim to
the contrary that has been made to the WBA.
Gabriel Campillo stated he too was excited about the
rematch. Both Campillo and his promoter, Sampson
Lewkowicz, went on to state that all issues
concerning monies due to them in connection with the
first Campillo/Shumenov bout have been resolved, and
that they have therefore withdrawn any such claim to
the contrary that has been made to the WBA. They
further stated that that they accept the
representation of KZ and Shumenov that KZ and
Shumenov have at all times acted in good faith with
respect to financial issues, and that the delay in
payment was solely the result of a good faith
dispute between the parties.
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 8, 2009) --
plans to put Del Valle’s lights out on Halloween
Press Release: October.
Providence power-punching light
heavyweight contender Joey “KO Kid” Spina won’t be
trick or treatin’ this coming Halloween Night. His
goal is to become the first to stop former world
champion Lou “Honey Boy” Del Valle within the
distance in their Oct. 31st throw-down, headlining
“Fright Night At The Sun,” in the 10-round main
event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
“Fright Night At The
Sun” is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic
Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in association
with Mohegan Sun Casino.
The 32-year-old Spina
(25-1-1, 17 KOs), fighting out of Providence, is
rated between the top 12 to 15 contenders in each of
the four major boxing organizations. “I plan to beat
Source: BZAPR I Photos
by Naoki Fakuda
DAWSON-JOHNSON FIGHT C0-FEATURING ANGULO VS. YORGEY
HARTFORD, Conn. (Oct. 5, 2009) – Former Mexican
Olympian Alfredo Angulo simply has to live up to his
side of the bargain for what his promoter Gary Shaw
has promised: A world title shot in 2010.
“Gary Shaw has promised me that chance, but first
I have to take care of some business in the ring,”
Angulo said recently. “I want my shot at that title
fight next year, but the only way I’m going to get
it is if I win the fights before that.”
And for that reason, Angulo (16-1, 13 KOs) says
he’s not looking past his next opponent, the tough,
unbeaten Harry Joe Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs). The two
will square off Nov. 7 in a 10-round Super
Welterweight co-feature bout that will precede the
spectacular Chad Dawson-Glen Johnson II war at
Hartford’s XL Center and televised live on HBO World
Shaw feels Angulo – nicknamed “El Perro” which
means “The Dog” in English –..continue
(October 5, 2009)—On Friday night October 16th, at
the Legendary Blue Horizon, it will be a very
special night for several reasons as Greg Robinson’s
Power Productions celebrates its tenth anniversary
with a fight with major implications as Derek “Pooh”
Ennis battles Eromosle Albert for the vacant USBA
Jr. Middleweight title.
Ennis of Philadelphia has a record 18-2-1 with
twelve wins coming by knockout. Ennis has been
longing for this opportunity as he quietly has been
climbing the ladder by racking up six consecutive
wins which includes his latest outing being a six
round unanimous decision over John Mackey on July
10th in a nationally televised contest by ESPN 2 at
The Arena in Philadelphia.
In that bout, Ennis scored two knockdowns en
route to the victory over the game visitor..more
Source: BZAPR I Photos
by Tom Casino
DECISIONS FIESTY SIMMS
“Sweetness” Allan Green handed
“Marvelous” Tarvis Simms his first career defeat in
a fight that started late Friday and ended early
Saturday morning on an exciting tripleheader on
ShoBox: The New Generation.
“It went exactly how I
expected,” said the favored Green, who won the super
middleweight 10-round decision unanimously, 98-92,
99-91 and 97-93. Green was fighting on SHOWTIME for
the fifth time in his career and who moved his
record to 29-1 (20 KOs ). “I was just in better
shape than he was. I won the fight. I didn’t care
how I did it. I knew I was going to win the fight.”
The 38-year-old Simms
(25-1-1, 11 KOs ) gave an inspired and what he
called “entertaining” performance at the First
Council Casino. “I saved the show,” said Simms, who
was called on to fight as a late replacement for the
injured Victor Oganov just six days ago. “I showed
October 3, 2009
Rodriguez rocks, Andrade rolls in Rhode Island
Hot prospect Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez
(12-0, 8 KOs) nearly pitched a shutout today,
defeating battle-tested Darnell Boone by a unanimous
8-round decision in the main event on the “Saturday
Afternoon Special” card at Twin River Event Center
in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Special” was presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic
Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in association
with Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and DiBella
veteran Boone (16-13-2, 6 KOs)in an entertaining
match, using his quick hands and reach advantage to
pepper his game opponent, winning eight rounds on
one judge’s card and seven on the two others. The
learning experience continued for former 2-time
national amateur champion Rodriguez, who is
developing into a complete package.
“Boone is a helluva
fighter,” Rodriguez commented. “He brought his ‘A’
game and he took some good punches. I didn’t put him
away but learned a lot from this fight.”
In the co-feature, 2008
U.S. Olympian Demetrius “The Extinguisher” Andrade
(8-0, 6 KOs) and Chris “The Last Chapter” Chatman
(4-1, 2 KOs) went to war in a true crowd pleasing
junior middleweight bout featuring a pair of
multi-talented, previously unbeaten southpaws.
October 3, 2009
Source: Big Buzz Media
Briggs Added to
Phoenix Rising Gets Even Hotter as former WBO and
Linear World Heavyweight Champion Shannon "The
Cannon" Briggs to appear in the co-featured bout,
October 17 in Phoenix, Arizona
When Shannon Briggs (48-5-1, 42 KOs) won the WBO
Heavyweight Championship via thrilling knockout over
Sergei Liakhovich in November 2006, manager Ivaylo
Gotzev of Elite boxing Management was very outspoken
in representing Liakhovich. Time changes everything.
The power-punching Briggs and the crafty manager
Gotzev have joined forces with a goal of changing
the heavyweight championship landscape and the
facial features of current WBC king Vitali Klitschko.
Briggs and Gotzev will begin their partnership on
Neworld Promotions' "Phoenix Rising", event on
October 17 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix,
Arizona, against an opponent that is TBA.
The main event that night will feature former
cruiserweight champion and 1996 Olympic Gold
Medalist Vasiliy "The Tiger" Jirov (37-3-1, 31 KOs)
making his return against Dominique Alexander
(18-7-1, 9 KOs).
WBC Heavyweight Crown in totally dominant fashion
in a mismatch against the previously unbeaten NABF champion
Chris "The Nightmare" Arroela
via a TKO in the 10th round after the referee had
decided Arreola had taken enough punishment particularly in the
Dr Iron Fist improved to 38-2, 37kos and is
second to only his brother, current titlist Wladimir Klitchko in
the Heavyweight Division, a division which they completely
dominate. The Search for the American Heavyweight Hope
World Middleweight Champion KELLY “The Ghost” PAVLIK and
two-division world champion PAUL “The Punisher” WILLIAMS, along
with their respective promoters, Todd duBoef and Dan Goossen,
will host a News Conference announcing their world middleweight
title fight. It all takes place This Tuesday! September 29 (the
second anniversary of Pavlik winning the title), in the TPC
Auditorium at the TIMEX Performance Center (the Giants new
training facility) southwest of Giants Stadium (50 State Route
120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073), beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Joining Teams Pavlik (trainer Jack Loew and managers Mike Pavlik
and Cameron Dunkin) and Williams (trainer George Peterson) will
be Ross Greenburg, President of HBO Sports, Bob Papa, the radio
voice of the Giants and HBO broadcaster, and members of the
Giants, including Brandon Jacobs.
Predictions for Arreola
Compiled By Dave Wilcox
This Saturday night at Staples
Center in Downtown Los Angeles, history can be made if
Riverside, California’s own Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola
can pull the upset of a lifetime and snatch the WBC
Heavyweight belt from defending champion, Vitali “Dr.
Ironfist” Klitschko. The eldest Klitschko is a heavy
favorite in this one, and deservedly so. Arreola has shown
the propensity to come into fights overweight and if he does
it this time, the always in condition “Dr Ironfist” will
make him sorry he did.
personally saw Chris Arreola up close and personal ringside
while covering the August 1st bout between Timothy Bradley
vs. Nate Campbell for www.talkinboxing.com and believe me,
he was horrendously out of shape.. All reports this week
during the local workouts and at media events have Arreola
in great shape. There is always a first time for everything
I suppose, but I ..more
Batters Strohl to take USBO 175LBS Title!
Buoyed by a standing room only crowd at
the Shipley Arena, Mark “TNT” Tucker improved his
professional ledger to 12-0 (7 KO’s) after a dominant
unanimous decision victory over Las Vegas’ Jim “Steel Chin” Strohl 27-8 (21 KO’s). Supported chants of “TNT, TNT”,
Tucker got off to a fast start by staggering Strohl in the
opening round with hard 1-2 combinations.
Tucker opened up a cut under Strohl’s eye with a straight
left hand in the fifth and continued to have success while
boxing from a distance. The bloody Strohl lived up to his
billing, as he continued to press forward throughout the
contest while managing to stay on his feet after being
stunned on multiple occasions. Scores were 100-90, 99-91 and
98-92 for Tucker, ..more
FLOYD "MONEY" MAYWEATHER;
KING OF PAY-PER-VIEW
Numbers don't lie, and the report today that Floyd "Money"
Mayweather's highly anticipated comeback fight on Saturday,
Sept. 19 was seen in over one million homes on HBO
Pay-Per-View®, cements the elite pugilist and cross-over
superstar's status as the biggest attraction in boxing, and one
of the highest grossing stars ever in the sport's history.
Mayweather, who returned to boxing after a 21-month layoff,
delivered a masterful performance against the number two
pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Juan Manuel Marquez,
reminding those ringside and watching from home that he still is
the best in the world.
truly humbled by the numbers, and I appreciate all of the sports
fans who either came to the fight or bought it on pay-per-view,"
said Mayweather. "It felt great to be back in the ring and next
time I will be even better."
pay-per-view figures show exactly what Floyd brings to the table
when he steps into the ring," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of
Mayweather Promotions. "The fans wanted to see Floyd's return to
the sport and an incredible number of them tuned in to see him.
He put on a special performance."
Mayweather's record breaking run, which began in 2007 with his
mega-fight against Oscar de la Hoya, may finally silence his
critics. In his last three bouts, Mayweather has delivered a
record shattering total of nearly 4.4 million pay-per-view homes
and over $300 million in revenue combined. His dominance in the
ring on Saturday, in which he showed off an array of power,
speed, intelligence, and phenomenal defense, proved that
Mayweather has not lost a step and still is the best in the
sport. There is no doubt that Mayweather has his sights set even
higher with countless potential mega-fights on the horizon.
Mayweather continued, "I returned to boxing to fight the best,
and that's what I intend to do."
CULLMER – WILSON
WAR VOTED PHILLY FIGHT OF THE YEAR FOR 2008
For 2nd straight year, a
Legendary Blue Horizon fight is tabbed as Philly’s Finest; to be
honored on October 12th at awards gala.
guy had a record of 14-1. His opponent was 13-14. Did those
records matter on the night when Gee Cullmer and Jameel Wilson
waged war on September 12th, 2008 in The Legendary Blue Horizon?
These were two Philly fighters who put on yet another classic
inside the hallowed halls of The Legendary Blue Horizon and on
October 12th the two will be acknowledged for that great fight
as they will be honored by accepting the award for the 2008
Philadelphia Fight of The year at 2nd annual Briscoe Awards
Ceremony at the Veteran Boxing Association located at 2733 East
Clearfield Street in Philadelphia.
is the 2nd straight year that a fight that was promoted by
Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc. was
the winner of the Fight of the Year as in 2007 the award went to
the memorable war between Elad Shmouel and Lenny DeVictoria.
Prevost returns Saturday at Coushatta Casino in Kinder,
Louisiana - www.keeppunching.com
“Candyman” Prevost will return to the boxing ring on September
26th in Kinder, Louisiana, at the Coushatta Casino events
pavilion in a show promoted by Real Fights, Inc , a promotional
company owned by long time George Foreman advisor, Ron Weathers.
In June, following a two year layoff to recuperate from multiple
injuries, the Lawtell, LA native improved his record to 11-1-1
with 4 knockouts by winning a four round decision victory over
Moses Robinson of Tyler, Texas.
Prevost is quickly nearing the form he had held while
establishing himself as one of the top light heavyweights in the
region.“I’m so happy to be fighting again. For a while, I
couldn’t even watch any boxing because it was tearing me up not
being able to get in there,” he recalled.
Prevost appreciates the opportunity that Coushatta and the
casinos of Louisiana provide for him and the plethora of local
prospects on the rise that are in need of fight cards and
RODRIGUEZ LIKES ARREOLA’S CHANCES
SATURDAY VS. KLITSCHKO
“Niño” rooting for fellow
Mexican-American heavyweight, calls him “pioneer”
Undefeated El Paso heavyweight
David "Niño" Rodriguez thinks fellow undefeated Mexican-American
contender Chris Arreola has what it takes to defeat WBC
heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko this weekend at the
Staples Center in Los Angeles .
“If Klitschko thinks he is going to
issue a boxing lesson and avoid fighting him, I think he’s
wrong,” Rodriguez said. “Chris is definitely a hard puncher, and
a real rugged heavyweight. He comes in and slips punches well,
too. He is definitely a tough, Mexican fighter who comes
straight for you and likes to mix it up. I don’t know, if at 38
years old, Klitschko has the ability to keep this young
28-year-old guy off of him.”
An Arreola victory would make the
Riverside, Calif. native the first heavyweight champion of
Mexican-American descent. And Rodriguez will be rooting for him.
“I honestly wish Chris the best,”
Rodriguez said. “I do feel that he is a pioneer for Mexican
heavyweights. I have no doubt that I will get to the heavyweight
championship one day. But he got there first, and I want him to
Rodriguez, 32-0 with 30 knockouts
(25 in the first round), is two weeks removed from a riveting
third-round destruction of veteran Robert Davis in Monterrey,
Mexico. Although he suffered a bizarre cut on his finger — from
a tooth that he knocked out of Davis’ mouth — Rodriguez said the
wound is healing nicely. He is expected to get back to work
“I can’t wait to get back in the
gym,” said “Niño,” who is hoping to fight one more time in 2009.
MIKE JONES vs. RICHARD GUTIERREZ TOPS NOV. 7 BOXING CARD AT
BALLYâS ATLANTIC CITY; ROSADO vs. MUNDY IN SEMIFINALâFIGHTS TO
BE STREAMED ON GOFIGHTLIVE.TV
Unbeaten Mike Jones, of North Philadelphia, faces what could be
the toughest test of his four-year career when he defends his
North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title
against Richard Gutierrez, of Miami, FL, in the scheduled
10-round main event Saturday evening, Nov. 7, at Bally’s
seven-bout card, which begins at 7.30 pm, will be televised live
26-year-old Jones returns to the same ring where he earned a
10-round decision Aug. 8 over Lenin Arroyo, also of Miami, FL. A
pro since December, 2005, Jones is 18-0, 15 K0s. He is ranked
No. 7 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), No. 12 by the
International Boxing Federation, No. 14 by the World Boxing
Organization (WBO), No. 25 by the World Boxing Council.
won the vacant NABA title Aug. 29, 2008, scoring a sixth-round
knockout over Juliano Ramos, of Boca Raton, FL, at the New
Alhambra in South Philadelphia. He twice defended the belt,
stopping Dairo Esalas, of Miami, in two rounds March 6 at the
Blue Horizon in Philadelphia and defeating Arroyo last month.
Gutierrez, 31, is originally from Arjona, Colombia. He has
fought some of the best en route to a 24-3-1 record with 14
knockouts. He lost to ex-world (IBF) champ Joshua Clottey by
majority decision and to hot prospect Antwone Smith. He has been
stopped once, by world-rated junior middleweight Alfredo Angulo
after five torrid rounds.0A His victims include Hicklet Lau,
Teddy Reid and Jose Varela.
only foe common to both men is Luciano Perez, who lost a
decision to Gutierrez midway through 2007 and was K0d in three
rounds by Jones 18 months later. The scheduled eight-round
semifinal features a pair of Philadelphia junior middleweights:
Gabriel Rosado (12-4, 7 K0s) vs. Latif Mundy (8-1-1, 3 K0s).
Five preliminary fights complete the show.
“Bally’s is proud to present this action-packed night in the
Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 7,” said Joseph Domenico,
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Bally’s Atlantic
City. “Championship boxing has always been, and continues to be,
an important entertainment option at our property.
the quality of fighters and intriguing bouts on the card, this
exciting event is shaping up to be another memorable night of
boxing at Bally’s.” Tickets are priced at $50 and $75. They are
on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. (
215-765-0922 215-765-0922) or online at www.peltzboxing.com.
Tickets also can be purchased through TicketMaster (
800-745-3000 800-745-3000) or online at
DAVID DIAZ AND JESUS CHAVEZ OPEN CHICAGO BOARD OF OPTIONS
EXCHANGE--FIGHT TO BE STREAMED LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON
front of a large crowd of traders and boxing fans at the Chicago
Board of Options Exchange, former world champions David Diaz and
Jesus Chavez rang the opening bell on Tuesday morning to start
off the trading day.
opening the trading day, Diaz and Chavez were swarmed by
hundreds of traders and CBOE employees as they walked the
trading floor for over 90 minutes where they posed for pictures
and signed autographs.
and Chavez are in Chicago to square off in the main event this
Saturday night at “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6”,
an evening of world class professional boxing at Chicago’s UIC
Pavilion, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions.
fight will be streamed live on www.gofightlive.tv for a price of
$9.99 by clicking:
(September 23, 2009)
KESSLER STOP OPPONENTS EARLY; TAKE MOMENTUM INTO SUPER SIX WORLD
Ward vs. Kessler Set For Nov. 21 From Oracle Arena Live on
did it 5,600 miles apart, but Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler both
took care of business in similar fashion in front of their fans
and television viewers on a special split-site doubleheader
ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME Saturday night.
(20-0, 13 KOs) remained undefeated, stopping Shelby Pudwill
(22-4-1, 9 KOs ) at 2:!6 of the third round from the Pechanga
Resort and Casino. Pudwill had been knocked down earlier in the
round on a left hook and suffered a cut on his cheek just under
his left eye.
knew it was over after I knocked him down,” said Ward, the 2004
– (Sept. 12, 2009)
Lorenzo Heads to Germany to Fight for Vacant IBF Middleweight Title
Lorenzo, 27-1-0, 19 KO’s and his camp spoke of his upcoming
September 19th fight which will take place at the Jahn Sport Forum
in Neubrandenburg, Germany, against Sebastian Sylvester 31-3-0, 15
KO’s. They are fighting for the vacant IBF Middleweight title on
Sylvester’s home turf.
Giovanni’s last training session in Yonkers , NY , here’s what his
camp had to say.
Lorenzo: “I will tell you that I feel great, I feel ready, but that
doesn’t mean anything. My performance in the ring will speak for
“How do I
feel about fighting in Germany ? Good. It just makes me hungrier.
The only thing he has over me is the hometown crowd and that
actually works for me. I am from the Dominican Republic so it seems
all my fights are on the road, I am used to it. In Germany ,
Sylvester is fighting for his fans, but I am fighting for my life.
You will see the difference.”
Ashley Sexton Gets Tall Order
flyweight prospect Ashley Sexton gets his first shot at the big time
on Friday, September 11 at the Brentwood Centre in Essex, England.
lightning quick Cheshunt stylist faces seasoned performer Andy Bell
for the vacant English belt in a contest that also serves as an
eliminator for the British title.
are on the undercard of the hotly anticipated main event between
English heavyweight champion John McDermott and hard-hitting
challenger Tyson Fury.
years of age, "Flash Ash", 7-0 (3), has barely lost a round while
ripping through a lineup of the usual suspects since joining the
professional ranks 13 months ago.
will face an imposing barrier in the form of towering veteran Andy
Bell, 11-4 (3), a hero in his native Doncaster.
has held the British and English super flyweight titles as well as
the British Masters and Midlands Area crowns at bantam, and is
relishing the bout with the less experienced Sexton on September 11.
In a fight
that will pit guile against grit, speed against strength, Sexton and
Bell will put on a true 50-50 clash of styles that is sure to
delight all those in attendance and watching on Sky Sports.
Maloney's FTM Sports presents "Colossal", the Heavyweight
Championship of England between reigning titlist John McDermott and
challenger Tyson Fury with full undercard on Friday, September 11,
2009 at The Brentwood Centre in Essex, England.
are priced £90 and £35 and are available from The Box Office on 0871
226 1508 and www.frankmaloney.com
cruiserweight champion Matt Godfrey defends belt Sept. 12 vs. Simms
NABF cruiserweight champion
Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey defends his title against veteran “Famous”
Michael Simms in the 12-round main event Saturday night, September
12 at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, California.
champion Godfrey (19-1, 10 KOs) is rated No. 3 by the IBF, as well
as WBC #5, WBA #12 and WBO #15. The Providence native, ranked No. 10
by The Ring magazine, has had sensational knockout victories on ESPN
Friday Night Fights against Emmanuel Nwodo, Shaun George, and Felix
(20-11-2, 13 KOs) was the 1999 World and U.S. amateur light
heavyweight champion, defeating current heavyweight title challenger
David Haye in the world championship. More recently, Simms fought
former world cruiserweight champion Kelvin Davis to a draw, lost a
tough 10-round decision in Canada to national hero Troy Ross, winner
of The Contender IV television reality series, and dropped
world-rated Yoan Pablo Hernandez in an 8-round majority loss in
Godfrey is the best cruiserweight in the world,” Godfrey’s promoter
Jimmy Burchfield, president of Classic Entertainment and Inc. (CES),
said. “We’re trying to keep Matt busy as we look forward to him
fighting for a world championship. Simms is a tough guy and Matt’s
not looking past him. Simms gave Ross all he could handle, busting
up his eyes, for 6-7 rounds. Team Godfrey takes every fight
seriously. Inside and outside the ring, I honestly believe Matt
Godfrey is what boxing fans want and have been waiting for. He’s a
terrific fighter and an even better person.”
www.cesboxing.com for more information about Classic Entertainment
and Sports and/or Matt Godfrey.