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September 17, 2014

TROUBLE IN THE MAYWEATHER CAMP?

 


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Major shakeup appears in the works at Mayweather Promotions
by Kevin Iole
Yahoo! Sports

 

Major changes appear afoot at Mayweather Promotions, with CEO Leonard Ellerbe's job in apparent jeopardy, according to comments by pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. to FightHype.com's Ben Thompson.
In a brief question-and-answer session with Thompson, Mayweather indicated unhappiness with cutman/hand wrapper Rafael Garcia, and suggested there are problems between Ellerbe and himself.
Just last week, a glowing feature on Ellerbe ran in the Washington Post in which Mayweather lavished praised upon him.

 

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STAR OF DAVID RETURNS THURSDAY

 

Dmitriy Salita, the former junior welterweight world title challenger and now the promoter of Star of David Promotions will once again bring his “Brooklyn Brawl” series back to Brighton Beach at the Master Theater (formerly the Millennium Theater) with an exciting lineup of top local talent and rising stars this Thursday, September 18th.
The main event features a rematch between WBO female lightweight champion Amanda Serrano (21-1-1, 16 KOs) against tough veteran Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) in a non-title, featherweight eight-round affair. Trivilino is coming off of 3 straight losses.
In the co-feature, Junior Wright (11-0-1, 9 KOs), who has signed to work under the Star of David banner, will face tough journeyman Kamarah Pasley (6-7-2, 2 KOs) in a six round cruiserweight encounter

 

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TARVER JR. TO MAKE PRO DEBUT

 

A boxing rarity will happen September 29 when Antonio Tarver, Jr. makes his professional debut on the same card his father, 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs), is headlining in a 10-round heavyweight bout against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs).

Tarver-Banks is the main event on a Golden Boy Promotions show, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hildalgo, Texas. Tarver, Jr. will face Zachary Briones (1-1, 1 KO), of Austin (TX), in a four-round, off-television bout.

"This is a blessing," the 26-year-old Tarver, Jr. said about making his pro debut on a card headlined by his 45-year-old father. "I've always wanted to fight. This just happens to be on the same fight card as my father. My father came from nothing and he's always persevered. Everything has worked out wonderfully.

 

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DE LA HOYA GETS KEY TO LAS VEGAS

 


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Olympic Gold Medalist, 10-Time World Boxing Champion in six weight classes, 2014 International Boxing Hall of Famer and President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De la Hoya (Right) receives the "Key to Las Vegas Strip" on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the proclamation of "Oscar De La Hoya Day" by Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen (Center) and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly (Left) on behalf of Clark County and The Las Vegas Strip to kick-off the State of Nevada's Cultural Weekend Celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

 

GONZALEZ GETS HIS FLYWEIGHT BELT

 


photo Alma Montiel/WBC

On Tuesday in México City at a special WBC event, unbeaten three-division world champion Román “Chocolatito” González received his WBC flyweight belt after his stoppage triumph over Akira Yaegashi on September 5 in Tokyo, Japan. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and Boxing Hall of Famer Humberto “La Chiquita” González presented the belt to “Chocolatito” in a afternoon media conference.
“I’m very happy to be here in México, now as WBC champion. It’s a Dream to be WBC champion, same as my hero Alexis Arguello and many other of the biggest legends. I feel great with this belt in my boxing career and I want to defend against the best,” said González.

JUANMA CONSIDERING RETIREMENT

 

No official announcement yet, but after brutal stoppage losses in three of his last four bouts, former two division world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez has indicated that he’s about to announce his retirement from the ring at the age of 31.
“Sunday, talking with ‘Juanmita’ (his youngest son), I told him jokingly that I would prepare to fight within six months,” Juanma told El Vocero. “He is my biggest fan and he told me ‘Dad, I don’t want you to fight any more.’ Coming from my son who is a huge boxing fan, that creates a big weight on me. If I had any doubts, my son has removed those doubts from me.”

 

LACY & CORLEY HEADLINE

 

Two former world champions and a couple of local matchups highlight the GFS Entertainment Promotions card on Saturday, September 20th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy of St. Petersburg, FL will headline the card in a 10-round bout against Rayco “War” Saunders of Pittsburgh, PA. Lacy (26-5, 18 KO’s) is coming off a second-round TKO loss to Umberto Savigne on July 10 in Miami, FL. Saunders (23-24-2, 10 KO’s) will be trying to break a five-bout losing streak.
One of the two all-local bouts will be between two DC veterans who, amazingly in their 18-year careers, have never fought each other. Former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley will take on former world title contender Daniel “The Prophet” Attah in a 10-round lightweight battle.

 

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4 BOUTS ADDED TO ONE FC:
ROAR OF TIGERS

 

Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), powered by Tune Talk, will rock Kuala Lumpur’s Stadium Putra once again on October 17 with a blockbuster event titled ONE FC: ROAR OF TIGERS. Four additional bouts have been confirmed that will surely add excitement for all mixed martial arts fans in attendance.
Malaysian star Peter Davis returns to the ONE FC cage to take on Filipino Vaughn Donayre. Following her victory over Boxing world champion Ana Julaton, Ann Osman makes a quick turnaround to face the tough Aya Saeid Saber. Anatpong Bunrad and Marc Marcellinus look to wow the crowd in an intense Bantamweight battle. Bashir Ahmad also makes his return by locking horns with Thai opponent, Tanaphong Khunhankaew.
The event will be headlined by the return of “Ruthless” Rob Lisita, as he faces undefeated Russian Marat Gafurov in a featherweight battle which has been previously announced.

 

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FEIGENBUTZ SIGNS WITH SAUERLAND

 

Team Sauerland are pleased to announce a long-term cooperation with German ‘’wunderkind’’ Vincent Feigenbutz (14-1, 13 KOs). Feigenbutz is one of German boxing’s most exciting young talents. Having turned professional at the tender age of sixteen, the Karlsruhe-based super middleweight has built a reputation as a fearsome puncher. The nineteen year-old’s explosive knockout power will be on display again on September 27 at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany.
Said promoter Kalle Sauerland: ‘’We are delighted to welcome Vincent to the team. I am sure this will be the beginning of a long and successful relationship. The power this young man boasts is scary. With his power and aggressive fighting style, he has the makings of a real fan favorite.’’
‘’It is an honor to fight under the promotional banner of Sauerland Event,’’ said Feigenbutz. ‘’When they promote a show it is always very high quality and extremely professional. But regardless the circumstances: the ring still stays the same. I want to keep winning, preferably by knockout.’’
An opponent for Feigenbutz, who is going to defend his WBO Intercontinental Title, will be announced shortly. In the main event, World Super Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham will try to fend off another challenger in Paul Smith. Tickets for the September 27 show at the Sparkassen-Arena are available via www.eventim.de.
 

BRAEKHUS FULFILLS HER DREAM

 

Boxing history was made in Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday night. Norwegian star Cecilia Brækhus (26-0, 7 KOs) became the first female boxer to unify a division by holding all four major titles simultaneously. The WBC, WBA & WBO Champion scored a unanimous decision victory over IBF Champion Ivana Habazin (13-2, 5 KOs) to become the undisputed welterweight queen. Cheered on by her loyal army of travelling Norwegian fans, Braekhus once again proved why she is the pound-for-pound female number one with a classy performance against the tenacious Habazin. All three judges scored the fight 100-90 in favor of ‘The First Lady.’
“I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long time,” said Braekhus. “To become the first female boxer to unify a division is a huge achievement and something that I am extremely proud of. I would like to thank all the fans that travelled to Copenhagen to support me and Ivana for the part she played in this historic fight.”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland added “Cecilia is a phenomenal athlete. Not only will she go down in history as the first female unified champion but it is our belief that she will be remembered as the greatest female boxer of all time.”

 

CLASH OF THE CRUISERS TO BE FEATURED

 

Integrated Sports Media to distribute

World title fights in N. America

Wlodarczyk-Drozd, Lebedov-Kolodziej

Saturday, Sept. 27 live on PPV from Moscow

 

Integrated Sports Media (ISM), North America's undisputed leader of major boxing pay-per-view distribution, announced today that it will bring "Clash of the Cruiserweights" to North American fans, Saturday, September 27, live from Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia.

Three world championship fights will be featured on "Clash of the Cruiserweights," promoted by Andrey Ryabinsky (World of Boxing), which is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via IN Demand, DISH and Vuboquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. For additional information please visit www.IntegratedSportsnet.com.

Two-time world champion Krzysztof "Diablo" Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs), of Poland, defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight title for the eighth time against Russian challenger Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs) in the 12-round main event.

In the 12-round co-feature, two-time world champion Denis Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs), of Russia, puts his World Boxing Association (WBA) belt on the line versus undefeated Polish invader Pawel "Harnas" Kolodziej (33-0, 18 KOs).

Also airing on the PPV card are a pair of 10-round fights, including the WBA female junior welterweight championship match between unbeaten Russian fighter Svetlana Kulakova (9-0-1, 1 KO) and Argentinian opponent Ana Laura Esteche (10-3-2, 2 KOs), as well as a World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental cruiserweight bout with Russian champion Andrey Knyazev (10-1, 5 KOs) taking on Brazilian titlist Fabiano Soares Piquet (10-0-1, 8 KOs).

"We're very excited to bring this great boxing card to North American fans," ISM president Doug Jacobs said. "It has all the makings of a tremendous event with Russia vs. Poland and their passionate fan bases. The two world cruiserweight title fights showcases four of the best cruiserweights in the world, who have a combined record of 145-5-1 with 99 knockouts. Plus, we'll also be showing a women's world title fight and regional cruiserweight match with top prospects."

 

September 13-14, 2014

MAYWEATHER DOMINATES

 


Photo Mary Ann Owen

 

FLOYD MAYWEATHER REMAINS PERFECT
IN REMATCH WITH MARCOS MAIDANA
 

After 24 rounds of boxing with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather is still the undisputed pound-for-pound champion.
Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBC and WBA Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in the rematch with Argentine slugger Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.
"Money" strategically fought the fight that he wanted, effectively avoiding the looping punches against the ropes that "El Chino" was able to land in their first bout and pivoting back to his domain - the center of the ring.

 

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BRAEKHUS MAKES HISTORY

 

In a history making female world title unification fight, WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (26-0, 7 KOs) pounded out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over IBF champion Ivana Habazin (13-2, 5 KOs) to claim the undisputed title on Saturday night at TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark and presented by Sauerland Events. Scores were 100-90 on all cards. This is the first time in female fight history and possibly in all of boxing history that all four major titles, WBC, WBA, WBO & IBF has been unified with one champion.
*****
Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skogland (21-0, 11 KOs) outpointed Stefano Abatangelo (18-4-1, 6 KOs) over twelve in a bout for the European and IBF Intercontinental belts. Scores were 118-109, 118-108 and 120-106.
*****
Klara Svensson (14-0, 5 KOs) is new the interim WBC female super lightweight champion after wining a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Marie Riederer (15-2-1, 10 KOs) by scores of 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91.
*****
Cruiserweight Miki Nielsen (15-0, 12 KOs) scored a second round KO over Tamas Bajzeth (10-12-1, 5 KOs).
*****
In a battle of unbeaten jr middleweights, Arman Torosyan (13-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a first round KO over Torben Keller (10-1-1, 3 KOs).

 

KHAN LAYS OUT THE CHALLENGE

 

Amir Khan, after having sorted out some visa issues,  traveled to Las Vegas to witness superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr's return fight with Marcos Maidana. And, in speaking with the British media after Mayweather’s 12-round unanimous decision victory, Khan said he is convinced he has the blueprint to beat the now 47-0 great.
“After seeing him win I believe I will beat him,” Khan said. “Floyd, as we all know, isn’t the biggest puncher. His footwork has slowed down, he only throws single punches and gets hit a lot more. We all know Maidana isn’t the quickest, and he still got through with shots. Now it makes sense why the fight isn’t happening between me and Mayweather. Is he afraid of the speed, explosiveness and power? Floyd – let’s get it on!”
Outside of Manny Pacquiao Khan is arguably the best and most intriguing next opponent for Mayweather. Khan is scheduled to fight a TBA on December 6th (with rumors strongly suggesting the tough Josesito Lopez will get the fight), and assuming he wins what will be his second fight at welterweight, it could be Mayweather-Khan next May.
And whether Khan scores the upset win or not, one thing is sure: Khan will not resort to dirty tactics such as biting Mayweather as was reported or throwing him to the ground or hitting him in close with forearms.
 

 

Mayweather Jr., sigue haciendo de las suyas dominando de nuevo a Chino Maidana
Por Jaime Estrada

 

Antes de dar mi versión de lo que fue la pelea estelar de peso welter entre Maidana contra Mayweather Jr., les recuerdo que los momios tenían como favorito a Floyd 7x1, o sea que para ganar $100, tenias que arriesgar $700, lo bueno del asunto que mucha gente por lógica apostaron al favorito a ganar por decisión, lo que les pagaría la misma cantidad que pusieron.

 

Historia Completa

 

MORAES TAPS OUT BOLLINGER

 

 

Reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. continued his tear, notching his eighth consecutive victory with a second round submission (rear-naked choke) of fellow superstar Cody Bollinger (16-3-1) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. in the 147-pound catchweight main event and non-title affair at the World Series of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, Sept. 13, live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

 

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RAMIREZ TO BE FEATURED GUEST

 

 

California Central Valley 2012 USA Olympian and undefeated (11-0, 8 KO's) professional Top Rank fighter Jose Ramirez will be a featured guest this Sunday from 12-2pm at the Mexican Independence Day celebration " Fiestas Patrias" in downtown Fresno, the weekend event draws upwards of 100,000 people. Ramirez will be located at the main Univision booth directly by the main stage to sign autographs, do meet and greets and will be giving the first 300 people that show up a free ticket to his Oct 25th Nationally Televised main event fight at the Selland Arena, "The Fight for Water 3".​​ Ramirez will make the trip down from Los Angeles where he has been training at the world famous Wild Card gym with Freddie Roach.
Also at the massive celebration this Sunday, Central Valley Fighters featured on the Oct 25th fight card, Kalisto Madera, Daniel Valdivia, Luis Ambrosio and Joe Lopez will be on hand from 2pm-6pm at the fight booth located by the beer garden to meet and greet the public and give away 200 tickets free to the first 200 people that come and see them.
"This is a big event and I'm honored to be apart of it this Sunday, I have been training hard to give the Central Valley the best I have Oct 25th, hope to see everyone this Sunday from 12-2pm at the Univision booth," said Jose Ramirez.

 

TARVER FIGHTING FOR HIS LEGACY

 

Antonio 'Magic Man' Tarver

Fighting for his legacy

Returns Sept. 29 vs. Johnathon Banks in Texas

 

The long, arduous journey continues later this month for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 2004 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The ultra-confident 45-year-old southpaw is on a mission to capture the world heavyweight title, undeniably securing his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all-time.

Tarver returns to the ring September 29 against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event, on a Golden Boy Promotions card, airing live on Fox Sports 1 from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

 

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