Archive for August, 2010
Australian featherweight champion Joel Brunker (15-0, 9 KOs) will clash with Indonesian Carlos Lopez (20-6, 7 KOs) over ten rounds with the vacant WBO Youth title up for grabs at the La Montage Reception Center, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on Thursday.
Former world title challenger “Sucra” Ray Oliveira returns to the ring October 2nd for the first time in more than five years against world rated light heavyweight Joey “KO Kid” Spina, headlining the “Last Man Standing” card, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
“Last Man Standing” is being presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Foxwoods Resort Casino.
WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) faced off with former WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs) today at a press conference at o2 World Hamburg, Germany, where they will meet in the ring on Saturday, October 16th. The ticket sale starts today at www.eventim.de where tickets are available from 50 euro.
The September 17 edition of Showtime’s “Showbox: The Next Generation” in the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada will feature welterweights Freddy Hernandez (28-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs), who meet in a ten-rounder. In the co-feature, unbeaten junior lightweight Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs) collides with Wilton Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs).
Off TV bouts scheduled include Chris Avalos, (16-1, 13 KOs) vs Felipe Almanza (17-17-4, 8 KOs) and Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KOs) vs TBA.
Girls boxing could be introduced at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said they wanted it added to the programme.
The programme for the inaugurual Games, currently being held in Singapore, is almost a mirror image of that due to be held at London in 2012 but giris boxing was not included.
Women’s boxing was only officially added to the programme for London by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year but C.K Wu, the President of the AIBA, wants it included for the next Youth Games.
“I will be talking to the International Olympic Committee to urge it to include girls in the boxing contest at the next Youth Olympics,” said Wu.
“I strongly believe everyone has the right to participate.
“And in this regard, I feel we must have a girls’ boxing competition in the next Games.”
Boxing for girls operates under strict rules in Britain with boxers only able to compete against opponents within 12 months of their age and no more than three kilos heavier or lighter.
The amount of girls who box competitively is still relatively small.
But the National Women and Girls’ Boxing Development Strategy 2008-2013, launched two years ago by the ABAE, set the “goal of being a world class provider of boxing for women and girls”, including offering more opportunities.
Source ABA England