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February 11, 2016

LINE UP SET WITH UNBEATEN PROSPECTS

 

 

 

UNBEATEN PROSPECTS JUAN HERALDEZ, LADARIUS MILLER & MAURICE LEE HIGHLIGHT UNDERCARD ACTION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FROM
SAM'S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS  

 

TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS On FS1 &
BOXEO DE CAMPEONES
on FOX Deportes Headlined By Bantamweight Showdown Between Alexis Santiago & Erik Ruiz

 

Unbeaten prospects Juan Heraldez (9-0, 6 KOs), Ladarius "Memphis" Miller (9-0, 1 KO) and Maurice Lee (5-0, 3 KOs) will highlight a stacked undercard on Tuesday, February 16 from Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas.  
The February 16 event is headlined by a 10-round bantamweight contest between Alexis "Beaver" Santiago (20-3-1, 8 KOs) and Erik Ruiz (15-4, 6 KOs) on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features two more exciting matchups as light heavyweight Lionell "The Great" Thompson (16-3, 10 KOs) battles Paul Parker (7-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round affair and hard-hitting Lanell "KO" Bellows (14-1-1, 7 KOs) faces Antowyan "Iceman" Aikens (10-0-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round super middleweight contest.

 

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CONGRATS MAURICIO

 

 

Mr. Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar and all members of the World Boxing Council Family are celebrating.
The reason? Today, Mauricio is celebrating two years as leader of the WBC and every single day he is forming his own history with great diligence, dedication, intelligence imagination and vision.
Mauricio's knowledge about boxing, his determination, his caring attitude and ambition involving the best for the sport, especially the boxers, has brought progress, excellence and success. The WBC will be celebrating its 53rd anniversary this Sunday. It's in the right hands for growth, development and triumph, constantly improving the sport we all so love.

LUNDY TO HOLD OPEN WORKOUT

 

 

HAMMERIN' HANK LUNDY PHILADELPHIA
PUBLIC WORKOUT
 
This Tuesday!  February 16 at 2 P.M. ET Marion Anderson Recreation Center

 

Top-10 contender and former NABF and NABO lightweight champion "Hammerin'" HANK LUNDY of Philadelphia will host a Public Workout This Tuesday!  February 16, at Marion Anderson Recreation Center (740 South 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19146), beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET. 
Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), boxing's most feared road warrior, is just 16 days away from his date with destiny  challenging undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world champion and 2014 Fighter of the Year
TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha.  

The Crawford vs. Lundy world title fight will take place on Saturday, February 27, at the "Mecca of Boxing" -- The Theater at Madison Square Garden
The co-main event will feature undefeated Top-Five contender
FELIX "El Diamante" VERDEJO (19-0, 14 KOs), from San Juan, Puerto Rico, defending his WBO Latino lightweight title against  undefeated Brazilian buzz saw WILLIAM "Baby Face" SILVA (23-0, 14 KOs), of Săo Paulo, Brasil.  Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

 

FIGHTERS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE

 


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The well anticipated world welterweight championship bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will also feature an undercard full of rising stars and future champions. In it, Top Rank's No.1 super middleweight contender, Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez, No. 1 WBO featherweight Oscar Valdez, super lightweight and WBC Continental Americas Champion Jose Ramirez, and Evgany Gradovich.  The fighters held the final press conference inside the Conga Room in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.

 

ABRAHAM STATEMENT

 

 

STATEMENT FROM ARTHUR ABRAHAM  

 


Arthur and his brother Alexander with Manny after his victory over Shane Mosley in 2011 

 

This fight is a dream come true for me.  I fought in Hollywood, Florida vs. Edison Miranda, against Andre Dirrell in Detroit and vs. Andre Ward in Carson, California. But the flair of a big-time event was missing.  I was at Manny’s fight vs. Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in 2011 and the atmosphere captured my imagination.  Afterwards, it was my wish to one day step into this very ring and on April 9 I will finally get the chance to share the spotlight with the “Pac-Man”.  I do not take a win that night for granted, as Gilberto Ramirez is a young upcoming boxer from Mexico, one of the greatest fighting countries. He wants to write history by becoming the first Mexican to win a world championship at super middleweight.  But myself being an Armenian, living and fighting out of Germany, I have two values to fight for: pride and honor.  I will go into this fight with the following words on my mind: “Mejor morir de pie que vivir arrodillado!”  This is going to be my greatest victory. Thank you

 

MARES CHANGES TRAINERS

 

Abner Mares, who has won world titles in three separate weight classes, recently switched trainers to work with Robert Garcia in Oxnard on the back of a majority decision defeat to Leo Santa Cruz in August of last year.
Despite initially seeking an immediate return with Santa Cruz, Mares is hoping a victory over another multi-weight world champion in Fernando Montiel, 36, will lead to a second crack at the current WBA 126 pound belt holder. For the past month, Mares has been enjoying life under new coach Garcia, ahead of his first outing in seven months, which takes place on the Keith Thurman v Shawn Porter welterweight championship undercard at Mohegan Sun Casino.

 

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COLON UNDERGOES ANOTHER SURGERY

 

 

By Jose A. Sanchez Fournier

 

The Family of Prichard Colon Melendez announced that he's undergone another surgery, with positive results. All his friends and family are awaiting significant progress, during the coming days. They've been publishing data on their social networks, while praying  for the life of Prichard. Prichard Colon has now been hospitalized for 114 days, after his fight with Terrell Williams, on October 17th He is at the Shepherd specialist Center in Atlanta.
Let's all keep praying for a fantastic fighter...Prichard!

 

EAST COAST PROSPECTS ADDED TO CARD

 

 

EAST COAST TOP PROSPECTS ADDED TO THE NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD OF LUIS ORTIZ VS. TONY THOMPSON FOR AN EXCITING NIGHT OF BOXING   LIVE FROM THE DC ARMORY AT THE NATIONS CAPTIAL, WASHINGTON D.C.  

 

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The event on March 5, is headlined by the WBA Interim Heavyweight World Championship Title showdown between Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) and Tony "The Tiger" Thompson (40-6, 27 KO's). Number one WBO Welterweight Contender, Sadam "World Kid" Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) will face former world champion and number four WBO Welterweight Contender, Jessie Vargas (26-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round co-main event for the vacant WBO Welterweight World Championship. Both fights will be televised live on HBO ® Boxing After Dark beginning at 10 pm ET/PT.  
Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, and $100, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are on sale today and available online at www.ticketmaster.com  and all Ticketmaster locations, by calling (800) 745-3000.The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET.  

 

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ADAMEK VS MOLINA FOR IBF TITLE

 

Adamek-Molina Heavyweight Battle Scheduled for Apr.2
in Kraków, Poland

 

Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Tomasz "Goral" Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs) returns to native Poland to face Eric "Drummer Boy" Molina (24-3, 18 KOs) in Kraków on Apr. 2 at the Kraków Arena for the IBF International Heavyweight Title. The fight will be telecast live in Poland on pay-per-view as part of Polsat's Boxing Night series and presented by Polsat, Main Events and Don King Productions

 

FURY NAMES 3 FIGHTS HE WANTS IN 2016

 

Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has named the three fights he wants in 2016 - a bold plan to face a trio of big-name opponents and establish himself as the undisputed champion of the division. Fury, who claimed the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles with his shock victory over Wladimir Klitschko at the end of 2015, wants a rematch with the Ukrainian first and foremost - to confirm that their first meeting was no fluke and that he is the new dominant force in the division. He then wants to face Deontay Wilder and Charles Martin, the two other boxers who still hold world titles in the division. Victories over both would see Fury become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world - the first to hold that position since Lennox Lewis in 2000.  "The fights I want [in] 2016: Klitschko, Wilder, Martin," Fury wrote on Twitter, tagging those men into his post and adding: "Can we make these fights happen?" Wilder is the WBC champion, filling the void after long-time holder Vitali Klitschko stepped away from the sport, while Martin is currently the IBF strapholder - after Fury was stripped of the belt for refusing to fight No. 1 contender Vyacheslav Glazkov and instead committing to a rematch with Klitschko. Martin subsequently beat Glazkov in a showdown for the vacant bout - and has since been touted as a possible opponent for another British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, in the near future.

 

February 10, 2016

PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE STREAMED LIVE

 

 

 

TODAY AT NOON PT

 

Undefeated contenders GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ, ÓSCAR VALDEZ and JOSE RAMÍREZ, former world champion EVGENY GRADOVICH and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will host a Los Angeles press conference luncheon Today!  Wednesday, February 10. The participants will be announcing their championship fights on the Manny Pacquiao - Timothy Bradley pay-per-view undercard. 
The press
conference will be streamed LIVE via www.toprank.tv,beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT.

 

BRADLEY EXPLAINS WHY HE GAVE UP WBO TITLE

 

Timothy Bradley formally vacated his WBO welterweight title after choosing to fight Manny Pacquiao for the third time instead of mandatory challenger Sadam Ali. Ali was due for a title shot against Bradley, who explained his decision to forfeit his belt.
“As you know, I will be fighting Manny Pacquiao on April 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To accept this fight invariably means I cannot comply my mandatory obligation and must forgo the mandatory (challenge) against Sadam Ali, as ordered by the WBO,” Bradley wrote in a letter to WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel “This is a difficult decision, but one I have to make to give fans the best fights as well as allow myself the toughest and biggest fights possible from both a competitive and financial perspective.” Bradley and Pacquiao have a long history with the WBO welterweight belt. It was the same title Bradley won in a highly-disputed split decision win over Pacquiao in 2012 and the one the Filipino boxing legend regained in a rematch two years later. Pacquiao, then yielded the title to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May last year. Bradley won the interim WBO belt when he outpointed Jessie Vargas last June and was later upgraded to a full championship after Mayweather retired in September. Without a title at stake in April, the WBO plans to make a special award for the winner. “Do know that we wholly understand your decision and command you for always giving fans the best fights possible and doing what is best for your career at this important juncture,” Valcarcel said in a reply to Bradley’s letter. “Finally, I am pleased to inform you that we are preparing a special recognition for the Pacquiao vs Bradley III winner—two remarkable fighters and worthy ambassadors to the WBO

 

MARTIN VS JOSHUA FOR IBF TITLE??

 

Eddie Hearn (Joshua's Promoter) challenges Charles Martin to prove he's serious about Joshua fight
Hearn is confident of making a deal that will see Anthony Joshua challenge IBF world heavyweight champion Charles Martin at London's O2 Arena on April 9.  
Talks are ongoing with the American boxer's advisor Al Haymon as Hearn hopes to secure home advantage for Joshua's first world title shot.  
Hearn admitted that challenging for a world title is ahead of schedule for the 2012 Olympic gold medallist -- but Martin is now the fight Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) wants next.  
"If Martin is really genuine, then I think the fight will get made," Hearn told ESPN. "My gut feeling is Charles Martin fancies the fight and there's a huge amount of money on offer.  
"We are in talks with Charles Martin's team, there a long way to go, but he called out Joshua so we have to take it seriously."

 

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HERRING DECISIONS FLORES

 

 

JAMEL HERRING WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER LUIS EDUARDO FLORES ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS ON FS1

 

Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) scored a unanimous decision (100-88, 100-88, 99-89) over Colombia's Luis Eduardo Flores (21-3, 17 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout in the main event of Tuesday's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes fight card at Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA.

 

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"J ROCK" VS MATANO ON SHOWTIME

 

UNDEFEATED JULIAN WILLIAMS TO FACE MARCELLO MATANO IN IBF SUPER WELTERWEIGHT ELIMINATOR SATURDAY, MARCH 5, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®   SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION

 

Tripleheader Live At 10 p.m. ET/PT From Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

 

Undefeated super welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams and once-beaten Italian Marcello Matano will square off in a 12-round IBF eliminator for the No. 1 ranking at 154-pounds in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION on Saturday, March 5, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.  
In the co-feature, fast-rising middleweight contender Antoine Douglas will take on former world champion Sam Soliman in a 10-round middleweight bout.  In the opening bout of the telecast, hard-hitting prospect Tony Harrison will face veteran former world title challenger Fernando Guerrero in a 10-round super welterweight contest.   

 

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BILL DWYER

 

 

 

PACQUIAO AND BRADLEY:
DEFYING NEWTON'S LAWS  
By: Bill Dwyre

 

What do MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY "Desert Storm" BRADLEY JR.,  have in common with Cam Newton?                        

Fortunately, for boxing, nothing.                  

We all saw Sunday’s Super Bowl.  If we didn’t, we need to make sure next year to get the key to the cave in which we were locked.                    

The Super Bowl is a national holiday.  It’s not designated as such.  We just make it so, by our apparent burning need to see the final chapter in a season-long pursuit of the most super.  Remember the line from the recent movie “Concussion,” where a doctor was attempting to challenge the NFL?  He was told he was taking on an entity that “owns a day of the week.”     

 

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WARD VS BARRERA CONFIRMED

 

 

TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD AND UNDEFEATED SULLIVAN BARRERA SET FOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO®

 

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Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, March 26, to begin his assault on the light heavyweight division when he takes on undefeated and number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round bout at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

 

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WITHERSPOON INJURED, CARD POSTPONED

 

Silver Spoon Promotions card on Saturday, February 20 at the Nexxt Level Coliseum in Voorhees, New Jersey---POSTPONED

The boxing event scheduled for Saturday night, February 20th at the Nexxt Level Coliseum in Voorhees, New Jersey has been postponed due to a training camp injury to headliner Chazz Witherspoon. The injury is not serious and a new date will be announced shortly. All ticket buyers may refund their tickets at the point of purchase.

 

FRAMPTON-QUIGG CONFERENCE CALL

 

CARL FRAMPTON-SCOTT QUIGG MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT FOR SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION ON SATURDAY, FEB. 27, LIVE ON SHO EXTREME®

 

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AYALA PUNCHING OUT PARKINSONS

 

Paulie Ayala is Punching Out Parkinson’s

by Jeff Zimmerman

 

For two-time former world champion Paulie Ayala, boxing has been his life. Just last week, Showtime replayed his first win over Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia, as part of their 30 year anniversary series of all their classic fights, that earned him his first world championship and was named Fight of the Year. Ayala became a local hero in his hometown of Fort Worth and upon retirement opened up his own gym, The University of Hard Knocks, as well as promoted fights and managed fighters. Ayala has built quite the legacy for a man in his mid-forties.
But his accomplishments over the last few years, working with Parkinson’s patients, however may one day surpass his legacy in the ring.

 

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SHIMING TELECAST SUCCESSFUL

 

ZOU SHIMING'S KNOCKOUT VICTORY ATTRACTS
36.5 MILLION VIEWERS IN CHINA!  

 

Two Cards and 28 Fights on Same Day Attracts 12,000 Fans to Shanghai Oriental Sports Center  

 

 "Return of the King,"  which featured the return of two-time Olympic gold medalist and Chinese icon ZOU SHIMING in the main event, attracted an enormous audience of 36.5 million viewers.  The January 30 live telecast, which emanated from the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, boasted 6.5 million viewers who watched on television on CCTV 5 and 30 million viewers who saw the fights via live stream.  Over 12,000 fans were on hand to see it live.               

Earlier that day, in the same venue, the 2016 debut of China's popular live boxing series, "League of Fists," presented its own card.  All told, 28 bouts were fought between the two shows.  "League of Fists" ran from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and "Return of the King" ran from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.  

"These events are growing the sport of boxing in China at a tremendous rate," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.  "The voracious appetite of the fans and the sponsors proves that mainland China is very fertile territory for our sport.  The potential is unlimited and should pay off big benefits in terms of exposure."     


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Fox Sports 1 - Feb 9
11PM ET/8PM PT
Jamel Herring vs.
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11PM ET/PT
Alex Saucedo vs.
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