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April 22, 2014

MAYWEATHER MEDIA DAY

 


Photos Mary Ann Owen

 

WBC Welterweight World Champion and No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout in advance of his SHOWTIME PPV matchup against Marcos "El Chino" Maidana taking place Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. J'Leon Love, who will face Marco Antonio Periban in the opening bout of the pay-per-view kicked off the workout along with other Mayweather Promotions stars.

 



Full story and quotes coming

 

MAIDANA SPEAKS OUT

 

 

MARCOS MAIDANA AND ROBERT GARCIA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL

 

K. Swanson    
Thank you everybody for calling. We are talking about "The Moment" and this, to me, is one of the big moments we've been waiting for. We have one of the participants of our main event. That, of course, is Marcos Maidana, the WBA Welterweight World Champion.
Also on the call we have Robert Garcia, who is a former world champion and the Boxing Writers Association of American 2012 Trainer of the Year; and, also, Leonard Ellerbe, Chief Executive Officer of Mayweather Promotions; Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports; and last but not least, and to make the introductions for the call, and to start us off, is Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. Oscar?
 

Read what they all had to say

 

WBC WANTS SUMMIT MEETING

 

By James Blears


World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman says he wants a summit with the other principal organizations of boxing. 
In a conference call to the weekly WBC press conference, Mauricio who's traveling, but took time out to chat with national and international reporters explained the aim of this meeting which he'd like to convene as soon as practically possible, is together to find a way forward. 
Mauricio is open and flexible as to location concerning this meeting of minds. When asked if it'd be in Mexico, he said that would really depend on the time, and availability via agenda of the other leaders. 
There has been contact, meetings and friendly exchanges over the years particularly with the World Boxing Association, the WBA. The intention now is to hold talks and see what in common progress is practically possible.

 

BRIGGS CRASHES PRESS CONFERENCE

 

 

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs crashed today’s Wladimir Klitschko-Alex Leapai press conference today in Oberhausen, Germany, ripping off his shirt and hurling insults at Klitschko and Leapai for nearly ten minutes. “Klitschko, why you fighting this bum and not me? You ain’t a real champion, you’re a fabricated champion. Why you so scared of me?” Briggs punched the podium and threw his shirt at Klitschko, who stayed steely calm throughout the incident. An enraged Leapai, however, challenged Briggs to fight right then and there, and had to be held back. Briggs did some pushups before he left. “I’ve never had to hold back my own opponent at a press conference,” Klitschko commented.

 

OFFICIALS PICKED

 

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel today announced the officials who will work this Saturday in the world heavyweight title bout between the champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) and the #1 ranked Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia, to be held at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany in a K2 Promotions presentation. The referee will be Eddie Cotton from United States. The judges will be Glenn Feldman from United States, Zoltan Enyedi from Hungary, and Deon Dwarte from South Africa. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be President Paco Valcarcel himself.

 

LOOK FOR AN ALL OUT WAR

 

On Saturday April 26th, 2014 power punching Argentinean Lucas Matthysse, 34-3, 32KOs will be in the ring with John Molina, 27-3, 22 KOs in what looks to be an all-out war between two full-fledged KO artists.
Molina will be looking for his third consecutive victory en route to a second world title attempt, while Matthysse is bouncing back from his loss to WBC/WBA light welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
The match up will serve as the co-featured bout to the Thurman vs. Diaz WBA Welterweight world championship and will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Matthysse is the clear cut favorite, but with both fighters in the midst of rejuvenating their careers, you can expect an all-out slug fest.
 

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WSOF SIGNS SHIELDS

 

 

Top-10 ranked welterweight is expected
to debut in July

 

World Series of Fighting continues to build an extremely stacked welterweight division with the addition of former Strikeforce champion and UFC title contender Jake Shields.
With the addition of Shields, the World Series of Fighting welterweight division is now one of the best on the planet with such top talent as current champion Rousimar Palhares and top contenders Jon Fitch, Josh Burkman, Steve Carl, and Gerald Harris.
The California-based fighter recently announced that he signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut in the World Series of Fighting decagon in July. He brings a 29-7-1 record into the cage and will make his first appearance against an opponent to be named shortly.
Shields has beaten a very impressive who's who list of fighters that includes Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Martin Kampmann, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jason Miller and Yushin Okami.
 

BROOK NEXT FOR PORTER

 

Kell Brook will face Shawn Porter, probably in America in the Summer, after the reigning world champion retained his IBF belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Paulie Malignaggi last Saturday.
Porter proved too strong for the seasoned Malignaggi, who was sent crashing through the ropes after a vicious attack from the champion, which prompted the ref to halt the contest. Brook is the mandatory challenger for Porter’s strap. Porter would not look ahead specifically to a showdown with Brook but said: “I’m going to enjoy this and let my team handle what’s next. We’ll come up with the next game plan and tackle it. Paulie wished me the best and said, ‘Make sure they know that I lost to a great champion. Go out there and be great’. I am going to honor his wishes.”

 

April 19-20, 2014

MAYWEATHER HELPS CANCER FIGHT

 

by Butch Gottlieb

 

For all you Mayweather haters that have no conception of the many philanthropic things that Floyd Mayweather does and can only talk about him in a negative way, please read the following that is in today's Las Vegas Review Journal.

A thank you goes out to boxing writer Steve Carp for writing about this.

 

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THE HURRICANE PASSES AWAY

 

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014) was an American middleweight boxer best known for having been wrongfully convicted for murder and later exonerated after spending 20 years in prison.
In 1966, police arrested Carter for a triple homicide in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. Police stopped Carter's car and brought him and another occupant, John Artis, to the scene of the crime. There was little physical evidence. Police took no fingerprints at the crime scene and lacked the facilities to conduct a paraffin test for gunshot residue. None of the eyewitnesses identified Carter or Artis as the shooters. Carter and Artis were tried and convicted twice (1967 and 1976) for the murders, but after the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time.
Carter's autobiography, titled "The Sixteenth Round", was published in 1975 by Warner Books. The story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song Hurricane and the Denzel Washington move Hurricane released in 1999.
From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted.
R.I.P. Champ

 

SMITH HAS OPPONENT

 

Former junior middleweight world champion Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith finally has an opponent for his May 2nd fight at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. He will be fighting Ryan Davis (24-13-3 9KOs) in the ten round main event. Smith was supposed to fight WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara who pulled out of this fight to meet Canelo Alvarez on July 12th at the MGM in Las Vegas.
 

B-HOP MAKES HISTORY AGAIN

 

HISTORY IS MADE AGAIN AS BERNARD HOPKINS DEFEATS BEIBUT SHUMENOV TO BECOME THE UNIFIED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

 

Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs), at 49-years-old, made history once again on Saturday night.  He is now the oldest man to unify a boxing world championship and the oldest fighter to defend a world title-besting his own record-as he defeated Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) via split decision to become the Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion. Judges Dave Moretti and Jerry Roth scored the fight 116-111 for the future Hall of Famer while Gustavo Padilla scored the bout 114-113 for Shumenov. (this judge should be fired)

 

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RODRIGUEZ DEFEATS CRUZ

WBO #6 rated featherweight Gamalier Rodriguez (24-2-3, 16 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over former Olympian and world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (20-4-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bahia Shrine Temple in Orlando, Florida. Scores were 97-92, 97-92 and 96-93 for Rodriguez, who retained his NABO featherweight title.
*****
Unbeaten lightweight Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan “El Oso” Zavala (6-6-1, 2 KOs). The fight was the co-feature on Saturday night’s big UniMas card at the Bahia Shrine Temple, Orlando, Florida.
*****
Unbeaten 2004 Olympian middleweight Matt Korobov (23-0, 14 KOs) stayed unbeaten when Emill Gonzalez (11-8-1, 8 KOs) quit at the end of round six

BRIGGS OPPONENT IS A LAUGH

 

42-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (53-6, 47 KOs) needed just 20 seconds to dispose of Francisco Mireles (17-9, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. A slapping left hook to the stomach dropped the 286lb Mireles to a knee where he stayed until referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout. This was Briggs’ second win in eight days. “I’m going to Germany tomorrow to chase down Wladimir Klitschko,” he said after the fight.

 

BOXCINO FINALS SET

 

By Bob Caico
FightNews.com

The Boxcino 2014 middleweight semifinals were held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on ESPN2’s presentation of Friday Night Fights. The middleweight winners were Brandon Adams and Willie Monroe Jr., who earned eight round decisions and will now now face off in the finals along with the last two lightweight Boxcino contenders on Friday, May 23, also at The Turning Stone in Verona, NY.

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SALKA GIVES COLLADO A BOXING LESSON

Rod Salka put on a boxing clinic for Alexei Collado in Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation main event.  And then he stated his case for a world title shot. 
Salka was the more intelligent and effective fighter from the opening bell, pounding the body and utilizing his superior movement in an impressive 10-round unanimous decision victory (96-94, 96-93, 96-93) over the previously undefeated Collado at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., just down the road from his hometown of Bunola, Pa.
The naturally bigger fighter, Salka scored a third-round knockdown and essentially kept Collado at bay, limiting him to looping, clubbing right hands that rarely landed. 
“I’m heading to Carson next week to call out the winner of Figueroa-Belmontes,” said Salka as he celebrated with his Pittsburgh-area fans after the fight.  “I want to fight whoever wins that, doesn’t matter to me. I earned a shot at the title.”

"DA BOMB" IS BACK

By Sam Geraci
Fightnews.com

Chicago favorite son Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 21 KOs) made a successful return to the Windy City boxing scene by earning a TKO at 2:15 of the sixth round against Troy Lowry (28-14, 17 KOs) of St. Paul, MN, in a super middleweight bout at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Lowry was dropped with a thudding left hook to the head in the last minute of the sixth round. Lowry indicated to his corner that he did not want to continue so referee Kurt Spivey stopped the action.

SPENCE WINS BY FIRST ROUND KO

2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a first round KO over Raymond Charles (12-3-2, 5 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout on Friday night in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Spence dropped Charles twice in round one and the bout was waved off at 2:52.
*****
In the main event, welterweight Alan Sanchez (13-3-1, 7 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Jorge “Pantera” Silva (19-6-2, 15 KOs). The bout was waved off after Sanchez dropped Silva face first with a right hand. Time was :42.

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