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March 2, 2015

PRESS CONFERENCE OPEN TO PUBLIC

 

 

CANELO ALVAREZ AND JAMES KIRKLAND TO HOST SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCE ON MARCH 3 to DISCUSS MAY 9 FIGHT AT MINUTE MAID PARK In Houston

 

PLUS! OSCAR DE LA HOYA & Texas boxing legend jesse james leija WILL be in attendance

 

PRESS CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE At The Aztec Theatre at 5 PM CT -
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

NEW LOCATION:
 

The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St Mary's Street,
San Antonio, TX 78205
4:00 p.m. CT Doors Open to the Public & Media Arrival
5:00 p.m. CT Press Conference Begins

FACTS: Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland, is a 12-round super welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions, SMS Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico - Live it to Believe it! The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
TICKETS: Tickets priced at $350, $150, $100, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable fees and service charges, will go on sale Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT and be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com.  There is a 19 ticket limit per household.

 

BELLATOR SUES RAMPAGE

 

Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator's competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction and related relief - filed in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court in Burlington County, New Jersey - will compel Jackson to honor his contractual agreement. We look forward to having one of our MMA stars fighting for Bellator again.

 

STURM GOING AFTER 5TH TITLE

 

Felix Sturm, a 4 time World Middleweight Champion, wants to make history. He wants to be the first German Boxer to become world champion for a fifth time. But this time he will give it a try at Super Middleweight (168 pounds) against a big calibre opponent, The highly talented Russian Fedor Chudinov. Chudinov won all of his 12 fights including 10 wins by KO (83% KO-Ratio). Sturm said: "I promised to make only big fights from now on. Chudinov is seen as a highly talented and skilled Boxer with a lot of punching power. But I will take this belt to Germany". The fight will take place at Frankfurter Festhalle in Frankfurt/Main, which has a capacity of 10,000 seats. There are tons of requests already for tickets. Sturm-Manager Roland Bebak said: "We always wanted to make a fight in Frankfurt, but we could never ever imagine, that it would be such a big thing. Frankfurt is a city of boxing and we're really enjoying the great interest and resonance by the fans." Many Celebrities from all of Europe already said, they want to be ringside for this fight, when history is in the making by Felix Sturm. Also Sturm is happy about the WBA being the sanctioning body for this Mega-Fight, saying: "The WBA-Belt really is something special for me."

 

GONZALEZ WORKING HARD WITH NACHO

 

Confident on the extraordinary work ethic he's been employing with legendary trainer, Ignacio "Nacho" Beristáin, current WBC featherweight champion, Jhonny González predicts a KO win over tough American, Gary Russell Jr.
They meet at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on March 28th.
With a professional record of 57 victories, 48 KOs and eight defeats, Jhonny upended previously undefeated Abner Mares with a powerful signature left hook in the first round, to again become Champ.
The pre weigh in for this defense, was at the Romanza Gym. Jhonny tipped 60.000 kg, being under the limit 10% 62.80 kg, according to WBC rules,
just one month prior to fight night, with southpaw Gary who's record stands at 25 wins with 14 KO's and a single defeat.

 

"EXPECT ME TO BE CHAMPION"

 

 

CHINA'S ZOU SHIMING IS READY

FOR HIS WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE SHOT!

 

Despite having only six professional fights under his belt, ZOU SHIMIING, the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion is ready for his close-up. Just 23 months removed from his professional debut, Zou (6-0, 1 KO), of Guizhdou, China, the No. 1 world-rated contender and an icon in the People's Republic of China, will challenge amateur rival and defending International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight world champion AMNAT RUENROENG (14-0, 5 KOs), of Si Racha, Thailand, in the main event of The Showdown at Sands: Zou Shiming vs. Amnat Ruenroeng, Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena.

 

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February 28, 2015

FRAMPTON DOMINATES AVALOS

 

IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) successfully made the first defense of his title with a fifth round TKO over mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KOs), who is from California, on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was a good action fight with both fighters willing to exchange. The problem was that Frampton had the seemingly heavier punches and continually rocked Avalos. 
Referee Howard Foster stopped the action with Avalos very unsteady after being punished in round five. Time was 1:33.
The huge match up for Frampton would be against the WBA champion Scott Quigg from England.

 

CANCUN DOUBLEHEADER TONIGHT

 

ALL ACTION EXPECTED IN CANCUN DOUBLEHEADER WHEN IVAN CANO TAKES ON JOHN CARLO APARICIO AND EDGAR JIMENEZ FIGHTS HUMBERTO MORALES ON FOX DEPORTES

 

TUNE-IN TODAY AT 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

 

Two Mexican clashes are expected to produce plenty of action today, Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, as FOX Deportes airs a pair of hard-hitting matchups featuring two of Mexico City's best, Ivan "Macanon" Cano and Edgar "Andres" Jimenez.
In the main event, Cano battles Zacatecas' Jhon Carlo "Sireno" Aparicio in a 10-round lightweight clash, and in the co-featured bout, Jimenez takes on Veracruz' Humberto "Chato" Morales in a 10-round fight for the FECARBOX Bantamweight Title.
 

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RAMIREZ SIGNS ENDORSEMENT DEAL

 

 

OLYMPIAN JOSE RAMIREZ SIGNS ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH TACHI PALACE HOTEL AND CASINO

 

USA Olympian, NABF Champion and undefeated boxer Jose Ramirez (13-0, 10 KOs) has proudly entered into an endorsement deal with Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.
The Santa Rosa Rancheria and Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino have announced an endorsement agreement with Jose Ramirez. Tachi Palace general manager Willie Barrios said "The opportunity to work with Jose in an on-going strategic relationship was too good to pass up. Because he is from Avenal, we have had the opportunity to watch Jose grow not only as a fighter, but a very visible advocate for things impacting the Central Valley."

 

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STEVENSON VS BIKA IN CANADA

ADONIS STEVENSON VS. SAKIO BIKA TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, APRIL 4 IN FIRST PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS EVENT LIVE FROM THE PEPSI COLISEUM IN QUEBEC CITY

Live on CBS at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT

Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) returns to the ring Saturday, April 4 at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City to defend his title against former super middleweight world champion Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs). The April 4 event marks the debut of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS (3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT).
“I am excited to be the headliner for first PBC event on CBS,” Stevenson said. “I know Bika will stop at nothing, so the fight will be spectacular and extremely offensive-minded. I predict that Bika will lose by knockout for the first time in his career.”

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ALFONSO GOMEZ TO HEADLINE


MEXICO'S FORMER 
WORLD TITLE CONTENDER ALFONSO GOMEZ HEADLINES MARCH 20
GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT AGAINST 
JAPANESE BREAKOUT STAR YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI AT  FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO, INDIO, CA

 
LIVE TELECAST ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX DEPORTES

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 

Golden Boy Promotions returns to its Coachella Valley home at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on March 20 with another exciting Golden Boy Live! event.  Headlining the night, former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico takes on Japanese breakout star Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout set to air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. 

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SELDIN DESTROYS GARCIA

The ESPN "Friday Night Fights" main event saw undefeated Jr. Welterweight prospect Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin successfully defend his WBC Silver International title with an impressive stoppage at 2:29 of the 5th round over a game and tough Johnny Garcia.

Seldin, 16-0 13KO's, Shirley, NY and Garcia, 19-3-1 11KO's, Holland, MI, went at each other right from the opening bell.  Both fighters scored with good shots and Seldin hit the canvas in what was ruled a slip but may have been a flash knockdown from a Garcia right

Seldin came out with both guns blazing in the 2nd round and rocked Garcia on more than one occasion.  Garcia to his credit never wavered and tried to answer back.
The 5th round saw Seldin landing numerous monster shots to both the head and body of Garcia. Garcia tried his best to fend Seldin off but the power of Seldin was just too much and the referee stopped the onslaught at 2:29 of round 5.
*****
Welterweight Raymond “Tito” Serrano (21-2, 9 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan (17-6, 7 KOs). Bryan dropped Serrano at the end of round three. Serrano knocked down Bryan at the end of round five. Scores were 94-94, 97-91, 96-92.
 

R.I.P. OSCAR DIAZ

In tragic news, popular former welterweight contender Oscar “El Torito” Diaz passed away on Thursday at the age of 32 in San Antonio, Texas. Diaz, an exciting, all-action fighter with a career mark of 26-3 with 12 KOs, last fought in July 2008 against Delvin Rodriguez in an ESPN2 televised TKO loss. Diaz underwent brain surgery and spent months in a coma after that bout and never really recovered. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the cause of death was complications arising from pneumonia.

PROMOTER SAYS HE IS DONE WITH SOLIS

Promoter Ahmet Oner, for years the most loyal and supportive backer in the disappointing career of former amateur standout Odlanier Solis, finally lashed out after the Cuban boxer’s dismal performance in his TKO9 loss in a rematch opportunity against Tony “The Tiger” Thompson. “I have wasted a lot of time, nerves and money on Solis,” said Oner. “He has all the talent in the world but he just blew it. I cannot believe how bad he looked today. He is a shame for Cuban boxing. The guy is done. And I’m done with him. He’s still under contract with me but today he made the step from contender to journeyman. I will throw him to the wolves and feed him too every young and hungry prospect".
“Tony looked good and got the job done”, added Oner. “I have options on him and I am sure that I will be able to land some more big fights for him. He will jump up in the ratings. There are some guys up there constantly looking for trouble. I think Tony still is a serious threat to numerous contenders. I don’t know what Manuel Charr has lined up but he keeps on calling out everybody. That might be an interesting option. We’ll see what’s next.

SAMPSON BOXING RENEWS AGREEMENT

Sampson Boxing Renews Co-Promotional Agreement with Super Bantamweight Slugger
Hugo 'Cuatito' Ruiz

 

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Oswaldo Kuchle of Promociones Del Pueblo proudly announce the renewal of former interim WBA World bantamweight and current WBC #2-rated super bantamweight contender, Hugo "Cuatito" Ruiz (35-2, 31 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico's co-promotional contract.

28-year-old Ruiz, trained by his father, Heriberto Ruiz and twin brothers, Edel and Heriberto Jr (both former high-level fighters), was last seen demolishing Mexican veteran Carlos Medellin in one round last November.

"I am very happy that Hugo Ruiz has decided to stay loyal to us and I expect he will be world champion in his new division very soon," said Sampson Lewkowicz. "He is a very exciting fighter with the power to make every fight exciting."

Ruiz' only loss in the last eight years was a very debatable split decision to Japan's Koki Kameda in a WBA Unification fight in Osaka, Japan, in December 2012. Ruiz made four successful defenses of his interim championship before the Kameda controversy.

Impressively, Ruiz carries an 84% KO ratio, boxing at the international level.

"I will meet with my young partner, Mr. Oswaldo Kuchle, and together he and I will figure out the best course for this exciting puncher's career. I am proud to be joining forces with Promociones Del Pueblo on this sensational fighter."

 

WBC SAYS COTTO MUST FACE "GGG"

 

Mauricio Sulaiman, World Boxing Council President, confirms that Miguel Cotto must face Genaddy Golovkin in an obligatory defense.
Kazakh “GGG” defeated Britain's Martin Murray, last weekend, successfully defending his WBC interim middleweight championship. Cotto is the absolute Champion of the division, while Genaddy is the official challenger.
However, the Champion has a voluntary defense. If he wins he must fight Golovkin.
“ Miguel Cotto will have a voluntary defense. He will choose his rival. But the winner will have to face Golovkin” Mauricio stressed.
Possible opponents for Cotto are Timothy Bradley and Erislandy Lara. The fight Is scheduled for June at a venue to be determined.

 

NEW OPPONENT FOR DIAZ

 

 

UNDEFEATED PROSPECT JOSEPH "JO JO" DIAZ Jr. TAKES ON NEW OPPONENT, JUAN LUIS HERNANDEZ IN MAIN EVENT plus full card announced FOR SOLd-OUT LA FIGHT CLUB premiere ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6

 

LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX DEPORTES From THE BELASCO THEATER IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

 

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TV Fights

 

Fox Sports 1 - Mar 6 10PM ET/7PM PT
Jo Jo Diaz vs.
Juan Luis Hernandez
 

ESPN2 - Mar 6
11PM ET/8PM PT
Tony Harrison vs. Antwone Smith
 

Telemundo - Mar 6 11:35PM ET/PT
Jonathan Oquendo vs. Gabino Cota
 

HBO2 - Mar 7
5PM ET/PT
Amnat Ruenroeng vs. Zou Shiming
 

NBC - Mar 7
8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT
Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero
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Adrien Broner vs.
John Molina
 

UniMas - Mar 7
11PM ET/PT
Jose Felix Jr. vs. Raymond Sermona


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