Joe Hanks to take on
Alfredo Escalara Jr. for the IBA Intercontinental
June 30, 2011
A press conference
was held to announce the first annual "Knock Out Cancer" Boxing Benefit,
presented by Star Boxing, the American Cancer Society and Hunts Point Produce
Market. The event, which will be held outside at the Market, in The Bronx, New
York on Saturday July 23rd, will feature undefeated heavyweight prospect, Joe
"The Future" Hanks (16-0, 11 KOs) as he looks to capture his first title in the
heavyweight division when he takes on former member of Season 4 of "The
Contender" Alfredo Escalera Jr. (18-3-1, 12 KOs). All the proceeds from the show
will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The press conference, which was
held at the beautiful Havanna Cafe in the Bronx, was well attended and included
a number of media, old-time fighters from the Bronx, and local fighters on the
show, as well as members from both the American Cancer Society and Hunts Point
Produce Market. A number of the speakers at the podium touched on personal
stories they had in their ...Full
|Boxing Action in Indio
June 30, 2011
(JUNE 30) On July 1, 2011, at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, Frankie Gomez, Randy Caballero and Antonio Orozco, along with some of Southern California's most exciting young talents, prepare for key bouts. In the main event, which will be televised on TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," Frankie Gomez will fight Khadaphi Proctorn. The co-featured bout features Coachella Valley favorite Randy Caballero when he faces Alexis Santiago of Phoenix. Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T and DeWalt. Doors open at 6:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:30pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT). Female bout: Seniesa Estrada of Los Angeles vs. Blanca Raymundo in four rounder.
Beibut Shumenov Defends IBA Light
Heavyweight Title July 29, 2011 in Las Vegas
June 30, 2011
LAS VEGAS – KZ Event Productions announces that
International Boxing Association Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut
Shumenov will make his third title defense July 29, showcased on TeleFutura’s
Solo Boxeo Tecate show, live from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. “Fire &
Fury,” headlined by the WBA/IBA championship showdown between Shumenov (11-1, 7
KOs) and challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago, is being promoted by KZ
Event Productions. Shumenov and his brother, Chingis, own and operate the Las
Vegas-based KZ Event Productions.
|"Punchin at the Paradise"
June 30, 2011
(JUNE 30) On Thursday, July 7th, Joe DeGuardia's Star
Boxing returns to the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, for the latest
installment of its popular, "Punchin at the Paradise" fight night
series. The card will feature a number of exciting match-ups,
including two separate fights that matches Bronx vs. Bronx, in a
battle for neighborhood bragging rights. In addition to the pro
fights featured on the card, there are also four amateur bouts
scheduled to open up the show. The entire show will be broadcast
live on GFL.TV. The first Bronx Battle of the night will see
tough veterans, Stephon "The Mandingo Warrior" Owusu (7-6, 4KO's) (Bronxchester
Boxing Club) and Angel "White Tiger" Rios (9-4, 6KO's) (John's Gym)
go toe-to-toe in a six round welterweight showdown. Both Owusu and
Rios, have similar stories, as both began their careers in the late
1990's (Owusu in 1998, Rios in 1999). Both ran into some legal
trouble a few years later that put their respective careers on the
sidelines. The second Bronx Battle matches former NY
Golden Gloves Champion, Danny Valle (4-0, 3KO's) against former
bitter amateur rival, and fellow NY Golden Gloves Champion, Angel
Torres, in a six round super featherweight showdown.
to fight on July 16th at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo
June 30, 2011
Undefeated Michael Oliveira continues his mission to re-popularize boxing in his native Brazil, when he returns home to fight for the third time, July 16 at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo. The 21-year-old Oliveira (14-0, 11 KOs), now rated No. 17 by the World Boxing Council “WBC”), takes on the Dominican veteran Jose “Minguito” Soto (24-7-2, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBC Latino middleweight title in the 10 round main event.“Sao Paulo Fight Night,” presented by MO Productions, will air live on TV Globo Network, SporTV cable, GloboEsporte and TV Globo International, as well as TYC in Argentina. Oliveira, fighting for the second fight in his native Brazil this past March, won a 10-round decision against previously unbeaten Abel Nicolas Adriel in Sao Paulo for the Interim WBC Latino super middleweight crown.
Q & A With UBO Title Challenger
June 28, 2011
On July 2nd at Atwood Stadium in Flint, Michigan, local boxing star Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (21-0, 18 KOs) will take on Michi “El Matador” Munoz (23-6, 16 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title. In the following Q & A, Dirrell speaks, among other things, about his upcoming fight, new promotional company Team Dirrell Promotions and about beating cancer. And would he ever consider the possibility of one day fighting his brother, Super Six participant Andre? Full Story
Mayweather vs. Ortiz -To be held on June 28, 2011
Open to the Public
June 28, 2011
FLOYD "MONEY" MAYWEATHER and "VICIOUS" VICTOR ORTIZ will hold a
press conference in New York City to officially announce their WBC
Welterweight World Championship fight taking place Saturday, Sept.
17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be
produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00
p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Mayweather, who is returning to the ring after
a 16-month hiatus, will face the hard-hitting young champion Ortiz
on Mexican Independence Day weekend in what will be one of the
biggest nights of boxing in 2011. Press Conference is open to the
12:00 p.m. ET - Press Conference Begins, at the Hudson Theatre, Millennium Broadway, 145 West 44th Street.
Book Signing by Sugar Ray
Leonard on June 30th
June 28, 2011
(JUNE 28) We have received a press release that there will be a book signing by Sugar Ray Leonard, on June 30, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Village Books, in the Pacific Palisades. Leonard's book, "The Big Fight---My Life in and Out of the Ring was written by Sugar Ray Leonard With Michael Arkush. This is Village Books' final signing! Full Story
Rees to face Mathews in Battle
June 28, 2011
Gavin Rees will defend his European Lightweight title against Liverpool’s Derry Mathews on July 23 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Former WBA World Champion Rees claimed the vacant strap in the same venue against Irishman Andy Murray on June 4 and springs into early action in his first defence against the English and IBO Lightweight title holder Mathews. Prizefighter Light Welterweight Champion Rees is aiming to fight for World level honours once again and become a two-weight World supremo. Mathews, who was runner-up in Prizefighter Super Featherweights tournament in September, comes into the Rees clash on the back of two first-round stoppages against George Watson...Full Story
Book: Unclaimed Destiny "The Heart of a Champion" by
June 27, 2011
In “Heart of a Champion,” boxer Rusty Rosenberger tells his story of how he was cheated out of the World Title by his manager Lou Duva. In 1979, Rusty had already become the New Jersey Middleweight Boxing Champion. He was well on the road to his goal of the World Title when his manager encouraged him to rapidly lose weight and then take some pills right before the title bout, held inside of Giants Stadium. Rusty trusted Lou because he felt that as his manager, he should have his best interests at heart. Reflecting back, Rusty realizes that Lou was giving him a lot of bad advice, even prior to the pills..Full Story on the WBAN Resource Team site
Blunt trauma and sudden death in young
By Dr. David Geier
June 25, 2011
(JUNE 25) I have written recently about deaths in youth sports related to cardiovascular events and commotio cordis. But there is another large cause of sudden death in sports that is important to discuss, and that is sports-related death due to blunt trauma. Full Story
to return to Ring
June 24, 2011
Junior middleweight rising star Denis “Da Momma’s Boy” Douglin will return to the squared circle Saturday, July 9 when he battles an opponent to be named at Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall. The bout will be his first since a shocking defeat against cement fisted spoiler Doel Carrasquillo in February. Since his lone setback, Douglin, 12-1 (8 KO’s), has spent countless hours in the gym honing his craft to become a better overall fighter. “This sport is my life and I know another loss will destroy me” said Douglin, the 2008 National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion. “I was overconfident in my last fight and I won’t let that happen again. I’m treating this fight like it’s a world title bout and that I have to shine.” Tickets to the card, which is headlined by the Paul Williams-Erislandy Lara bout and also includes two world title fights, start at $50 and are available at ticketmaster.com. Douglin’s opponent will be announced shortly.
|Meet and greet and
June 24, 2011
The media and public are welcome at a meet and greet and
photo-opportunity faceoff to be held tomorrow (Saturday, June 25) at
the newly opened IFC Gym in Van Nuys, California, at 8 pm PST, to
formally announce the upcoming MMA showdown between multiple-time
world boxing champion James "Lights Out" Toney and UFC Hall of Fame
inductee Ken "World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock. This will
be the first face-to-face meeting between Toney and Shamrock, who
will fight under MMA unified rules agreed upon by both fighters.
Both fighters will be available for interviews, autographs and
photos. IFC Gym is located at 7052 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys,
For directions or more information, please call 818-266-1211.
|2011 USA Boxing National
Championships Consolation Bout Results
by Julie Goldsticker
June 24, 2011
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) –Twelve consolation bouts were
contested on Friday night at the Colorado Springs Christian School
with bronze medalists being crowned in the final session at the
current venue. All of the final round bouts will move to the
historic City Auditorium with two sessions of boxing taking place on
Saturday. Five championship bouts in the women’s non-Olympic
weight classes kick off at 2 p.m. with the 13 Olympic weight class
final round contests beginning at 6 p.m. There are less than 200
tickets left for the event and they can be purchased for $20 at
For those that can’t make it in person, tune in to the live webcast
at www.usaboxing.org at 6 p.m. MT. Bout sheets for tomorrow’s event
are attached to this email. Results will be disseminated at the end
of each session but any media outlets needing live results can call
Julie Goldsticker at 719-440-1050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday’s Consolation Bout Results: 106 lbs/female: Lisa Ha,
Honolulu, Hawaii, dec. Elizabeth Rodriguez, Gilroy, Calif., 17-11;
108 lbs/male: Gregory Outlaw, Glenarden, Md., dec. Norberto Torres,
Orlando, Fla., 12-12 (60-57); 112 lbs/female: Christina Cruz, New
York, N.Y., dec. Poula Estrada, Palmdale, Calif., 13-7;
119 lbs/female: Nephateria Miller, New Haven, Conn., dec. Lindsay Bartels, Omaha, Neb., 30-22 ; 123 lbs/male: Antonio Nieves, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wis., 15-10 ; 125 lbs/female: Lori Argumedo, Commerce, Calif., dec. Emily Dgnan, Jasper, Tenn.; 132 lbs/female: N’yteeyah Sherman, Barberton, Ohio dec. Lisa Porter, Northridge, Calif., 19-11; 141 lbs/female: Ariel Beck, Deer Lodge, Mont., dec. Kathleen Walsh, Rankankama, N.Y., 19-10; 152 lbs/female: Faith Franco, Duarte, Calif., won on medical disqualification over Diona Wigand, Lexington, Ky., Medical-DQ; 152 lbs/male: Willie Jones, Charlotte, N.C., dec. Martez Jackson, Valdosta, Ga., 20-11; 165 lbs/female: Tika Hemingway, Pittsburgh, Pa., dec. Tiffanie Ward, Hacienda Heights, Calif., 16-14; 165 lbs/male: Antoine Douglas, Burke, Va., dec. Martez Jackson, Valdosta, Ga., 13-13 (74-71)l 178 lbs/male: Sijuola Shabazz, Las Cruces, N.M., dec. Sean Betterncourt, Stoughton, Mass., 20-16;201 lbs/male: Joseph Williams, Far Rockaway, N.Y, won on medical disqualification over James Shorter, Northridge, Calif., Medical DQ; 201+ lbs/female: Dominic Breazeale, Anaheim, Calif., won on medical disqualification over O’Jayland Brown, Sacramento, Calif., Medical- DQ
|Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Announces Third Installment of "Fight Nights"
June 20, 2011
(JUNE 20) On July 29, 2011, "Fight Nights at The Cosmopolitan" returns to The Chelsea Ballroom featuring matchups between four of professional boxing's toughest and hardest hitting warriors and airing live on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights." In conjunction with Warriors Boxing Promotions and Blue Wave Group, "Fight Nights at The Cosmopolitan" combines the mystique and excitement of legendary Las Vegas boxing matches with a new and socially dynamic experience. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. and are priced at $250 for VIP tables, $150 for ringside seats, $100 for floor seats, $50 for grandstand seating and $20 for general admission tickets and are available for purchase by calling 877-551-7778 or at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. In the night's main event, former world title challenger and universally feared power puncher Edison Miranda will face former Cuban Olympian Yordanis Despaigne in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown. In a 10-round super lightweight battleJoel Casamayor Jorge Luis Teron.
Flores Remains Undefeated by stopping Moore
June 19, 2011
(JUNE 19) Javier “El Chino” Flores extended his undefeated record to 6-0 with six knockouts, stopping 30-fight veteran Shakha Moore in the seventh round of the main event on “The New Generation Boxing Series” card, presented by Bulldog Cartel Promotions, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Flores (6-0, 6 KOs), a southpaw from Puerto Rico now fighting out of Hartford, was dominant from the opening round. A game Moore was pounded but he didn’t go down until the seventh round, resulting from a devastating combination of lethal punches Flores, after which his corner threw in the towel. Full Story
Yusaf Mack Pays Homage to Light
Heavyweight King Bernard Hopkins
June 18, 2011
(JUNE 18) Next Saturday night in St. Charles, Missouri, Yusaf Mack of Philadelphia will attempt to follow in the legendary shoes of Bernard Hopkins and capture a slice of the Light Heavyweight championship as he takes on Tavoris Cloud for Cloud’s IBF title. Mack of Philadelphia has been extra motivated by a man he calls one of his mentors as he watched Hopkins become the oldest man to win a major boxing championship when he won the WBC/Ring Magazine crown with his win over Jean Pascal on May 21st in Montreal. Full Story
McDermott to fight for WBU
June 18, 2011
(JUNE 18) Lightweight prospect Danny McDermott of North Bergen, New Jersey, will get the opportunity to fulfill his life-long dream of winning a world title on July 16 when he challenges for the vacant WBU title at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. McDermott, age 32 with a record of 8-3 (3 KO), will try to invoke the spirit of fellow North Bergen boxer, the late great "Cinderella Man" James Braddock and become the town's first native born world champion in 80 years. Full Story
|Weights From Hartford
June 17, 2011
HARTFORD (June 17, 2011) – The official weigh-in was held today
for tomorrow (Saturday) night’s professional boxing show, “The New
Generation Boxing Series,” presented by Bulldog Cartel Promotions at
the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. MAIN EVENT - 8 ROUNDS
– WELTERWEIGHTS - JAVIER FLORES (5-0, 5 KOs), Hartford, CT 146 LBS.
SHAKHA MOORE (11-15-3, 2 KOs), Norwalk, CT 145 ½ LBS.; 8 ROUNDS –
CRUISERWEIGHTS -JOSHUA HARRIS (7-4-1, 5 KOs), Providence, RI 200
LBS. HARVEY JOLLY (11-17-1, 6 KOs), Adrian, MI 199 LBS.; 6 ROUNDS –
JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS-LUIS ROSA (6-0, 5 KOs), New Haven, CT 122 LBS.
SHAWN NICHOL (5-4, 5 KOs), Denver, Co 122 LBS.; 4 ROUNDS – JUNIOR
WELTERWEIGHTS -CHRISTIAN LAO (2-0, 1 KO), New Haven, CT 144 LBS.;
JOSE JAVIER CALDERON (1-0, 1 KO), San Juan, Puerto Rico 144 LBS.; 4
ROUNDS – LIGHTWEIGHTS -OSCAR BONILLA (Pro Debut), New Haven, CT 134
LBS. COREY WHITE (1-1, 1 KO), Cincinnati, OH 133 LBS.;
4 ROUNDS – JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS-JOSH CRESPO(Pro Debut), New Haven, CT 123 LBS.FRANKIE GARRIGA(Pro Debut), Bronx, NY 121 LBS.; 4 ROUNDS – SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS -CHARLES FOSTER(Pro Debut), New Haven, CT 166 LBS. RALPH JOHNSON (Pro Debut), Worcester, MA 168 LBS.; 4 ROUNDS – JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS -CARLOS HERNANDEZ(0-2), New Haven, CT 139 ½ LBS.BARRINGTON DOUSE (0-1), Springfield, MA 143 LBS.
|Press Conference - Open
to the Public
June 17, 2011
(JUNE 17) On June 21, 2011 a press conference will be held for the following: Golden Boy Promotions will host a press conference to officially announce the July 1 event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino featuring Frankie Gomez vs. Kadaphi Proctor in the 8-round junior welterweight main event and the co-featured fight will see Randy Caballero square off against undefeated Alexis Santiago for the vacant WBC youth intercontinental super bantamweight title. Begins: 11:30 a.m. PT - Press Conference; Location: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - LIT Lounge on Casino floor 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy. Indio, CA 92203 (800) 827-2946.
|Cohen: There is No Doubt
Trout is the Real Thing
June 14, 2011
Greg Cohen, promoter of undefeated WBA Light Middleweight champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) wishes to congratulate Trout for his unanimous decision over David "The Destroyer" Lopez on Saturday, June 11 at the Auditorio Miguel Barragan in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Defending his title for the first time, Trout controlled the action against the formidable Lopez (40-12, 23 KOs), even dropping him in round eleven, to win by scores of 119-109, 117-110 and 118-109. "David Lopez is a guy everyone had avoided," said an elated Cohen, post-fight. "He hadn't lost in 16 fights, spanning more than six years and Austin just walked into his backyard, with a packed house rooting against him, and dominated. Austin Trout belongs at the top of the list of the world's best junior middleweights, period end of story." 25-year-old Trout, a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was able to out-speed Lopez and stifle his pressure tactics with sharp combinations and excellent movement. "It's going to be very hard for the powers that be to ignore Austin after this performance," continued Cohen. "Austin is already a seasoned champion who can walk into the most feared fighters in the world's backyards and beat them convincingly. Lopez was definitely here to win tonight; Austin also showed he can take a punch when he has to. I could not be more proud of his performance." Cohen says he will sit down this week with Trout's representatives about the next step, but unification showdowns with fellow 154-lb champions Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez, or former multi division World Champion Anthony Mundine are the first priority.
Troy Ross Added to card at the Hershey Centre in Canada
June 13, 2011
Photo: Durell Wambolt
TORONTO (June 13, 2011) – World cruiserweight contender Troy Ross has been added to the “Friday Night At The Fights” professional boxing card, June 24 at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. “Friday Night At The Fights” is being presented by United Boxing Promotions in association with Hennessy Sports and Groupe Yvon Michel. Ross is the top-rated IBF contender at No. 3 (#1 and #2 are not rated), as well as ranked No. 5 by The Ring magazine, No. 14 by the WBA, and No. 15 by the WBC. The two-time Canadian Olympian will face an opponent to be determined June 24 in a eight-round bout. Troy wants a rematch with IBF champion Steve Cunningham and he also has issued a challenge to unbeaten Lateef Kayode for a major showdown later this summer. Full Story
Eight Returning Champions Lead a
Talented Group of Male Athletes into Action at the 2011 USA
Boxing National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
June 13, 2011
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – One week from today, over 330 of the best Olympic-style boxers will take the ring in the opening day of action at the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships. In the men’s division, eight returning champions, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, and numerous former titlists will compete for a prestigious national championship in Colorado Springs. Light flyweight Louie Byrd (Denver, Colo.), bantamweight Joseph Diaz Jr. (El Monte, Calif.), lightweight Jose Ramirez (Avenal, Calif.), light welterweight Pedro Sosa (Bronx, N.Y.), welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas), middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.), light heavyweight Jeffery Spencer (Fountain, Colo.), and super heavyweight Lenroy “Cam” Thompson (Lenexa, Kansas) will all look...Full Story
Boxing 360 wins arbitration
June 9, 2011
NEW YORK – Boxing 360 has won an arbitration hearing involving Chicago-based pro boxers David Estrada and Angel Hernandez, as well as their manager, Wasfi Tolaymat. The American Arbitration Association in the City of New York found in favor of Boxing 360 as Estrada and Hernandez’ promoters, valid through February 15, 2013, as well as denying the aforementioned boxers’ claims for injunctive relief. “They’re still under contract with Boxing 360,” Boxing 360 Founder/CEO Mario Yagobi said. “My main goal was to show them and, as a relatively new boxing promoter, everybody in boxing that fighters can’t pull that stuff with Boxing 360. We proved that Boxing 360 will fight for what it believes in. “I’d like to thank our lawyer, Attorney Pat English, for doing a wonderful job in such a professional manner, as well as Bob Duffy (Boxing 360 Director of Boxing) for all of the hard work he put into this case.” Members of Boxing 360’s stable include USBA heavyweight champion Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris, WBC #3 super bantamweight Leon “Hurry Up” Moore, former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro “Naco” Berrio, WBC Caribbean & NY State super middleweight champion Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen, NY State champion welterweight Danny Sostre, Dominican lightweight champion Eudy “AK47” Bernardo, KO king Tyrone Brunson, Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, middleweight prospect DonYil Livingston, Joshua “The Juice” Harris, Emad Ali, Mike Mollo, “King” David Estrada and Angel “Toro” Hernandez.
Negotiations Settled: Amir Khan
vs. Zab Judah Set for Unification of Titles
June 9, 2011
(JUNE 9) The negotiations have settled, the social media battles are raging and on Saturday, July 23, two of boxing's best will step into the ring to unify the 140-pound weight division when rising superstar and World Boxing Association (WBA) World Champion Amir "King" Khan faces Five-Time World Champion and current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Welterweight World Titleholder Zab "Super" Judah at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight will be a super lightweight world championship unification bout televised live on HBO's World Championship Boxing. The fight, which figures to be a classic match-up of two fighters with blazing speed who also punch with power and brute force, has led to a litany of questions regarding the outcome. Does Khan have enough experience to deal with a veteran such as Judah? Will Judah be able to keep pace with the younger Khan? Will each fighter be able to handle the power of the other and reach the final bell? On July 23 at Mandalay Bay, all of these questions, among others, will be answered. Khan vs. Judah, a 12-round WBA and IBF Super Lightweight World Championship Unification fight, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Khan Promotions and Super Judah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Tickets priced at $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50 go on sale Thursday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. PT and will be available for purchase at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or tticketmaster.com.
Contamination of athletic
By Dr. David Geier / WBAN Resource Team
June 9, 2011
(JUNE 9) Athletic mouthguards or mouthpieces are critical pieces of equipment in contact sports like football, hockey, and boxing. The American Dental Association recommends them for all contact sports. But despite the fact that mouthguards are important protective equipment in these sports, athletes often pay little attention to their care and sanitation. A new study published in the May-June 2011 edition of Sports Health sheds light on the microorganisms that can contaminate protective mouthguards. Full Story
Holm vs. Cisneros: Press
Conference held today at the Route 66 Casino Hotel
Photos and Story
by Sue TL Fox
June 8, 2011
[Flash Photo Slideshow]
(JUNE 8) Today the final press conference for the “Duke City Showdown” boxing event took place. The conference was held at the Legends Theatre, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The main event will feature a rematch between Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm vs. Victoria “la Reina” Cisneros in a 10- round welterweight bout, that will be televised on TELEFUTURA on...Full Story
|Juan Dominguez to Compete
for the New York State Title on June 24th!
June 7, 2011
On Friday night June 24th New Legend Boxing Promotions in association with Old World Boxing promotions presents a night of boxing that will feature three fights for the New York State Title. The main event will be an eight round bantamweight fight featuring undefeated Juan Dominguez of Brooklyn, New York via Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic taking on an opponent to be named for the New York State title. Dominguez has a perfect mark of 7-0 with five knockouts and the twenty-five year old has taken out his last five opponents within three rounds. The eight round co-feature will pit popular Eileen Olszewski taking on Melissa McMorrow in a battle for the New York State Super Flyweight bout. Olszewski of New York has a record of 7-2 and has fought all over the world and is a former world champion She has won two in a row which includes an eight round unanimous decision over Anastasia Toktaulova on December 17th in Miami. McMorrow of San Carlos, California has a record of 4-2-3 has fought good competition. She held undefeated fighters, Amaris Quintana (1-0 & 2-0-1) to draws in their two encounters. McMorrow will be making her second consecutive trip to New York as she lost a unanimous decision to Keisher Mcloed-Wells (3-1) on February 9th at BB Kings in Times Square. In a third New York State title bout, Jonathan Cuba (5-3, 4 KO's) will take on Ariel Duran (7-2, 4 KO's) in an eight round bout for the New York State Lightweight championship. Cuba of New York is known as a tough hard punching fighter who is willing to take on all comers. Duran of The Dominican Republic won his first six bouts and now he will be making his American debut as he as previously fought all of his fights in his homeland. In a six round Welterweight bout, current New York State Welterweight champion, Martin Wright will compete in a non-title bout against Willie Walton. Wright (9-1-2, 4 KO's) of Brooklyn won the New York State championship with an exciting split decision victory over Mike Ruiz on May 19th. Walton (4-4 with all of wins coming by stoppage) is from Salt Lake City, Utah. Popular Welterweight Tommy Rainone (14-4, 4 KO's) of New York will look to make it two in a row when he takes on an opponent to be named in a six round bout. Edward Valdez (4-8-2, 3 KO's) of New York will take on Nalo Leal (3-11-1, 1 KO) of Airway Heights, Washington in a six round Lightweight bout. Super Middleweight Travis Peterkin (2-0, 2 KO's) of Brooklyn will look to stay perfect when he takes on Terrence Anderson (2-4, 1 KO) of San Antonio Texas in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
|Edison Miranda and Badou
Dominate in Atlantic City
June 6, 2011
Two of Warriors Boxing's fighters scored exciting victories on the undercard of WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch's majority decision victory over Glen Johnson at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night, as power punching sensation Edison "Pantera" Miranda returned to the ring with unanimous eight-round decision (80-73, 79-73 and 79-73) over Pittsburgh's Rayco "War" Saunders and Warriors Boxing newest young prospect Badou Jack "The Ripper" of Sweden scored a very impressive TKO 5 (1:30) over Bronx, New York's Hajro Sujak. Making his debut in a higher weight division, Miranda (33-5, 29 KOs) showed all the traits that made him a fan favorite the world over. Power, showmanship, aggression. He hurt Saunders (20-13-2, 8 KO's) badly in round three with a series of clubbing right hands. After that the Pennsylvania native Saunders fought a more safety-first style. After an even first round, Jack's combination punching began to take its toll on the face of the tough New Yorker, Sujak (6-2, 2 KO's). True to his nickname, Jack (6-0, 5 KO's) ripped hard body shots, softening Sujak up for face-smashing hooks and uppercuts. "Both guys looked great tonight," said Warriors Boxing President, Leon Margules. "Edison came back and showed he still has it against a durable veteran and Badou Jack made his first fight in the US a memorable one, as he put a beating on his opponent." Both fighters, says Margules, will be back in action in the near future.
Leavander Johnson Statue
Unveiled in Atlantic City
June 5, 2011
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 5, 2011) – The City of Atlantic City, Hanlon Sculpture Studio, and The Leavander Johnson Foundation unveiled the Leavander Johnson statue yesterday in Center City Park in Atlantic City during a mid-day ceremony attended by hundreds of supporters. Among those in attendance with the Johnson family and friends, included Bernard Hopkins, Larry Hazzard, David Itskowitch, and Lou Dibella. Full Story with Photos
Whatever Bernard Hopkins does,
Mike Jones would like to do better
June 4, 2011
(JUN 4) Jones, the undefeated and top-ranked welterweight who boxes Raul Munoz, of Mexico, on June 25 at the South Philly Arena, has followed the same strict regimen of ring preparation as fellow-Philadelphian Hopkins, the multi-division world champion who recently became, at age 46, the oldest man to win a major boxing title. ‘I talk to Bernard when he comes to the (Joe Hand’s) gym,” said Jones. “He always gives me something (advice) I can use inside the ring and outside the ring. He’s...”Full Story
|Gonzalez and Dulorme Make
Weight at Preliminary Weigh-in
June 3, 2011
GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO - Undefeated Team Puerto Rico members Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez (13-0, 13 KOs) and Thomas Dulorme (11-0, 10 KOs) both made weight today in a preliminary weigh-in, required by the Puerto Rico Professional Boxing Commission, before participating in their upcoming bouts at Boricua Invasion I and II in New York City on June 10 and 11. The two sluggers were required to weigh no more than 161 and 154 pounds, respectively, equivalent to 5% above the weight. Gonzalez tipped the scales at 161 and Dulorme came in at 149, and both looked in excellent physical condition. Dulorme will fight the experienced DeMarcus Corley (37-17-1, 22 KOs) for the NABA Welterweight Championship at Boricua Invasion I on June 10 at Roseland Ballroom in New York and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Gonzalez will face hard-hitting Richard Gutierrez (26-6-1, 16 KOs) for the NABA and WBO Latino Youth Junior Middleweight Championships at Boricua Invasion II, on June 11, also at Roseland Ballroom in New York and televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
Froch, Johnson Weights from Atlantic City
June 3, 3011
(JUNE 3) The Weigh-in was held today in Atlantic City for tomorrow's (June 4) battle between WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl "The Cobra" Froch and former World Champion Glen "The Road Warrior" Johnson. The two will meet in the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and televised LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). Carl Froch 167.5 lbs. Glen Johnson 166.5 lbs. boxer: (WBC middleweight title/Super Six Semifinal) -Zsolt Erdei 174 vs. Byron Mitchell 178; Edison Miranda 182.5 vs. Rayco Saunders 178.5; Ivan Redkach 136.5 vs. Alberto Amaro 134.5; J'Leon Love 160 vs. Lamar Harris 162; and Badou Jack 174.5 vs. Hajro Sujak 173.Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson is presented by DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, in association with Matchroom Sports and Caesars Atlantic City.
Keaton Loses Battle with Cancer
June 3, 2011
(JUNE 3) We have lost our "Champion of Champions" and our "Honorary Team Captain Mr. Keaton Wong", he passed away last night approx.. 10:30 pm mountain time. The cancer battle itself was too hard for this young man and many more of all ages that have suffered through this horrible and silent killer cancer, and has claimed so many not only physically but, emotionally it has taken a toll on family members and friends. Keaton, we all will remember for your "Courage and your Strength", and the Blessing that you were to everyone for the past 17 years. Sadly, and yes it was time for you to join your mother in that heavenly place of no more pain and suffering , we totally Thank God and your Mom and Family for letting..Full Story
Prizefighter showdown on cards for Witter and Lynes
June 3, 2011
(JUNE 3) Colin Lynes and Junior Witter could cross swords in the final of Prizefighter Welterweights II on June 7 at York Hall, Bethnal Green live on Sky Sports. Witter defeated Lynes in October 2005 in the same venue to retain his Commonwealth, European and British titles and the draw for the 19th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament means the pair sit on other sides of the fence – offering a potential rematch with Prizefighter trophy and £32,000 winner’s cheque on the line. The duo will have to do something special to set up such a clash though, with both Witter and Lynes facing tough quarter-final assignments. Witter must get past Aylesbury’s Nathan Graham in the second quarter-final of the night, and the victor will then face the winner of the opening bout of the night, when former British Welterweight champion Kevin McIntyre faces unbeaten Essex man John Wayne Hibbert. Former European champ Lynes faces gym mate Bobby Gladman in the third quarter-final on Tuesday night, with the victor having to overcome on of the entertaining doe of Yassine El Maachi or Peter McDonagh to reach the second semi-final. The last edition of Prizefighter for this season of boxing has almost sold-out – there are only a limited number of unreserved tickets available for sale priced £35 from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900. Prizefighter Welterweights II draw -Quarter-final one Kevin McIntyre Vs. John Wayne Hibbert; Quarter-final two Junior Witter Vs. Nathan Graham; Quarter-final three Colin Lynes Vs. Bobby Gladman; Quarter-final four Yassine El Maachi Vs. Peter McDonagh. Tickets for Prizefighter Welterweights II at York Hall, Bethnal Green in east London are available from Matchroom Sport priced £35 unreserved – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.
|Weights in London
June 3, 2011
(JUNE 3) Barrett-Munika Weights And Quotes: Earlier today the weigh-in for the Ryan Barrett versus Geoffrey Munika for the International Masters Lightweight title took place at the TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town. WEIGHTS & QUOTES -Ryan Barrett - 9st 8lbs 13oz, “Yeah the weight’s bang on, I’m under the 9-9 limit. Training’s been going perfect, Bob, John, my Dad got me in good shape. I can’t complain with anything. Let’s hope this’ll be as quick as the Alexander fight again.” Geoffrey Munika - 9st 7lbs 13.5oz - 2nd weigh-in (9st 0lbs 2oz on first weigh-in) - “Tomorrow I’m going to make that title mine. I’m fit, I’m good and I’m so hungry for that title I’m going to give him a good fight and I’m going to go back to Africa with my new title.” Ryan Barrett versus Geoffrey Munika for the International Masters lightweight Title headlines the Olivia Goodwin Main Events promoted ‘Search & Destroy’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 4th June 2011. Tickets, priced £35 (Standard seated) and £50 (Ringside) for the ‘Search and Destroy’ event are still available on-line now at tkoboxoffice.com, in person at The TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA . For further information call: 07960 850645.
War at Woodland Hills IV - Weigh-in Results
June 3, 2011
(JUNE 3) Tickets to THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS IV can be purchased online by going to BASHBOXING.COM or by calling (626) 388-8888. THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS IV takes place on Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Grand Ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm. Special Autograph Session with WBA Lightweight Champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios from 7pm - 8pm. Fans are encouraged to get their early to meet the champ! Weights: MAIN EVENT - ANATOLIY DUDCHENKO 195.4, VS. MICHAEL SIMMS 206; CO-MAIN EVENT - GABE TOLMAJYAN 135, VS. JUAN SUAZO 134; UNDERCARD - ERIK RUIZ 122.2, VS. SHAUN SOLOMON 123.4; ILSHAT KHUSNULGATIN 172.2, VS. HARRY GOPAUL 173.6; EDTHER ARVIZU 135.8, VS. ANDRES REYES 136.2; MEDZHID BERTEKMIROV 183.4, VS. JOE BROKEN ROPE 180.4; HUGO CENTENO 149.8, VS. KELLY WRIGHT 144.4; and IVAN CASTANEDA 120.8, VS. GUSTAVO ROJAS 121. 4.
Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez - A Champion of Champions
inside and outside the ring
Source: WBC News
June 3, 2011
(JUNE 3) Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez is a fighter who conquered the glory of becoming a world champion and also has conquered the admiration of many for his exemplary behavior outside the ring. On March 22, 1997, Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez was defeating the legendary Azumah Nelson, who was the WBC champion of the world. At the end of the 9th round Azumah Nelson accidentally throw a huge punch after the belt in the throat of "Chicanito" who went down and had to be assisted by the doctors. Genaro would have stayed down and would have won the title by disqualification, but instead he told his corner men "to be a champion, you must beat the champion. I will continue fighting". Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez become the WBC superfeatherweight champion of the world by unanimous decision that night. Genaro eventually lost the title to one of the greatest fighters Floyd Mayweather and retired from boxing. Ever since his retirement Genaro has represented the world of boxing in an exemplary manner and has brought many smiles to children faces all over the world. Genaro participated in the first ever WBC Cares visit back in 2006 when this program begun and he visited the children hospital with Erik Morales. Genaro is battling a tough fight with cancer, he has the heart of a lion and he will overcome this decease as he did it before. On behalf of all the members of the WBC and all the members of the boxing community of the world we join our dear Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez in this journey to get well. We would deeply appreciate your join us in our prayers to help "Chicanito".
|Leavander Johnson Statue
June 4th in Atlantic City
June 2, 2011
EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ (June 2, 2011) – The long awaited statue of the late IBF World Boxing Champion Leavander Johnson, created by world renowned sculptor and New Jersey native, Brian Hanlon, is now complete and will be unveiled during a ceremony at “Center City Park” in Atlantic City on June 4, 2011. The Park is located on Atlantic Avenue between North Carolina and South Carolina Avenues. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. The unveiling ceremony is open to the media and general public. Residents of Atlantic City and surrounding communities are encouraged to attend this momentous occasion. You will witness history in the making when the bronze image of an Atlantic City native son and Hero, is immortalized forever in the heart of his hometown where he will be an inspiration and a constant reminder that “You too can achieve your dream”. Come enjoy the festivities and find out about the Leavander Johnson Foundation. We are “Fighting to Make a Difference”. About Leavander Johnson
TONIGHT AT HARRAH’S IN CHESTER, PA OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 6PM
CHESTER, PA (June 2, 2011)—Tonight at Harrah’s in Chester, the
weigh-in will take place in advance of tomorrow night’s ROUND 3
boxing event that is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman.
THE WEIGH IN IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: In the main event, Victor
Vasquez squares off with Gustavo Dailey in a six round Lightweight
bout of Philadelphian’s. - Tony Ferrante of Northeast Philadelphia
battles Joe Park in a six round Light Heavyweight bout.
There will be five more bouts featuring local favorites Angel Ocasio; Fred Jenkins Jr; Joey Tiberi; Naim Nelson; Rashad Brown. The weigh-in will take place at 6pm - Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $60 (Ringside) and $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Chester Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David Feldman (610-291-0806); 800-480-8020 or on webtix.net..
|Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios
Autograph Session From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.!
June 2, 2011
(JUNE 2) Tomorrow night the War at Woodland Hills IV will have special guest, WBA Lightweight World Champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios (27-0-1, 20 KO's), signing autographs from 7pm to 8pm. Rios of Oxnard, California, is scheduled to defend his title against Urbano Antillon on July 9, 2011 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Fans are encouraged to get their early to meet the champ. The War at Woodland Hills IV at the Warner Center Marriott will feature an eight round Cruiserweight main event between former amateur standouts Anatoliy Dudchenko and Micheal Simms. In the Co-Main event, late replacement Gabe Tolmajyan will step in to fight Juan Antonio Suazo in a six round lightweight clash. The War at Woodland Hills IV at the Warner Center Marriott will also feature a stacked undercard of highly regarded local fighters including Oxnard's Hugo Centeno, Woodland Hills' own Ivan Castaneda and Ether Arvizu, Montebello's Andres Reyes and the pro debut of Robert Garcia trained fighter, Erik Ruiz. Tickets to THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS can be purchased online by going to bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS IV takes place on Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Grand Ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm.
Meet Dr. David Geier:
WBAN Resource Team
June 1, 2011
(JUNE 1) Dr. David Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and the Director of MUSC Sports Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest University. After completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the world-famous Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Geier is on our WBAN Resource Team, and will be a great asset and source to our Team! Biography
Tony's Corner: Mits
by Tony Rumanes
June 1, 2011
I have been training now in boxing for well over 25 years, that ranged from boxing clients who wanted to get in optimum condition, to amateur and pro boxers. As an owner of my own gym, the Old School Boxing, located in Atlanta, Georgia, I have learned throughout the years of working the mitts, that there is a definite art to holding the mitts: Communication, body language, wording of combos ..Full Story
Liakhovich invites Helenius
Into ‘The White Wolf’ Den
June 1, 2011
(JUNE 1) The delayed return of former world heavyweight champion and 1996 Bellarusian Olympian, Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich is on July 16 as the Bellarusian Olympian takes on highly-touted, undefeated Robert “The Nordiac Nightmare” Helenius in Munich, Germany. The 35-year-old Liakhovich was supposed to be back in action April 9 in Newark after nearly a year-long absence, but an injury suffered in the final week of training camp forced him to withdraw. Instead of taking an easy tune-up, or sign a more lucrative deal offered by K2 Promotions, Liakhovich chose to make his Main Events debut against Helenius who is world rated among the top four governing bodies (WBO #2, IBF #3, WBA #8 and IBF (IBF #15), as well as No. 8 by The Ring. Helenius..Full Story
|Allen & Bernardo continue
winning ways for Boxing 360
June 1, 2011
(JUNE 1) A pair of unbeaten Boxing 360 fighters, Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen and Eudy “AK47” Bernardo, continued their winning ways this past weekend, respectively, by capturing one title and retaining another. Undefeated, New York State super middleweight Allen (15-0-1, 9 KOs) returned home to Georgetown, Guyana for an Independence Day showdown last Saturday night, in which he thoroughly dominated Kwesi Jones (7-2, 4 KOs) en route to a 12-round unanimous decision (120-108, 119-109, 118-110) for the vacant WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation title. Bernardo (9-0, 6 KOs) stopped John Nolasco (18-6-4, 8 KOs) in the eighth round of their Dominican Lightweight Championship bout in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, marking Eudy’s second successful title defense since winning that belt last July.