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BURNETT TO MAKE PRO BERTH IN LIVERPOOL
IRISH sensation Ryan Burnett will make his eagerly anticipated professional debut next month.
The 20-year-old from Belfast will box on a show held in association with Steve Wood’s VIP Promotions at the Olympia in Liverpool on May 24.
Burnett, who will fight at bantamweight, should have made his pro berth last year, but queries on his medical led to more than 12 months of inactivity.
During that time he stayed in the gym with trainer Ricky Hatton, and was given the green light to box by the British Boxing Board of Control in February.
“I can’t wait. I’ve been looking forward to this for 12 months and now it’s finally here. I’m counting down the minutes,” Ryan said.
“Now I’ve got a date it’s about getting my head down and putting in the hard work.
“Because of the time I’ve had to wait, I really want to make a big statement. But I know I can’t just go in there throwing bombs, I have to stay calm and listen to what Ricky tells me to do in the corner.
“I’ve had more than a year in the gym working on technique and now it’s time to show people how I’ve come on.”
Despite his debut being away from home, Burnett believes a small corner of the Emerald Isle will behind him when he steps into the ring.
He said: “Every day since I signed to go pro I’ve loads of people asking me when I’m fighting and how they can get tickets. I’m expecting at least 100 to 150 to fly over from Belfast for this fight.
“Liverpool has quite a large Irish population as well, so I hope some of them will hear about me boxing there and come out to support me.”
As an amateur, Ryan won 94 of 98 bouts, picking up seven All-Ireland titles, six Antrim titles, four Ulster titles and a gold medal at the Youth Olympics.
She’s the Princess Of the Ring
Come on Katie Do your thing
Watch her Jab and hook and swing
Come on Katie Taylor
Corrigan Brothers the Irish band who have enjoyed over seven million you tube hits with their international hit “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” and have charted all over the world are back with a song in support of Irish World Champion Boxer Katie Taylor as she bids for Olympic Gold. The brothers who have made the US top 40 world music chart , had one of their songs recently feature in the hit American Comedy “30 Rock” and have just completed the soundtrack for the Olympia Films production of “George Clooney’s Irish Roots as well as having a TV hit video in the USA IN April for their song celebrating Rory McIlroy’s elevation to the number one golfer in the world. Lead singer Ger Corrigan said, “ We are delighted that Katie will be carrying the Irish Flag andwe think Katie Taylor has the potential to be a world superstar, she has a sparkling personality and is an extremely talented boxer and the Olympic stage is a great opportunity for her to shine, we hope to perform the song personally for her when she returns with Gold from London.
Come On Katie Taylor – words and Music Corrigan Brothers- 2012
By Michael O’Neill – 28th June.
For Katie Taylor, the long wait is over. Now she knows who her opponents will be when she strives for that all elusive Gold in London in August.
The AIBA issued the full list of 60kg competitors this morning
1. Adriana Dos Santos ARAUJO- Brazil
2. Cheng DONG – China
3. Natasha Paula JONAS – Great Britain
4. Katie TAYLOR – Ireland
5. Saida KHASSENOVA– Kazakhstan
6. Mahjouba OUBTIL – Morocco
7. Alexis PRITCHARD – New Zealand
8. Mihaela LACATUS – Romania
9. Sofya OCHIGAVA – Russia
10. Mavzuna CHORIEVA – Tajikistan
11. Rim JOUINI – Tunisia
12. Quanitta Lee UNDERWOOD – United States
For Katie and Peter Taylor the news will come with relief as it will enable Katie to plan ahead but there will be grave disappointment that the opponents do not include such as Turkey’s Gulsum TATAR, a two times world champion nor any of the Scandinavians such as Norway’s Ingrid EGNER or Sweden’s Helena FALK.
During the World championships in China and since the Taylor’s have been vociferous in their requesting that the world’s top boxers be included and it is difficult to understand how such as Jouini, Oubtil and Pritchard came to be preferred over those mentioned. Much of course will now depend on the draw and since there are only two seeds, Taylor and Ochigava, this means that Taylor could still face any one of Jonas,Underwood or Cheng Dong in her first bout on August 6th at the Excel Centre.
The draw of course will be crucial but on form the four semi-finalists would likely include Taylor, Ochigava, Jonas and either Underwood or Cheng Dong.
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Global Boxing Schedule On Television – Friday 4th May to Friday 11th May, 2012
International Boxing, Television & PPV Schedule – Scheduled Broadcasts in: Argentina, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States – Note That All Information Provided Could Be In-complete And Subject To Change
· Friday 4 May 2012 – Television: Italy SportItalia2
X12 featherweight – Davide Dieli vs Zebenzui Garcia – vacant EBU-EU (European Union) featherweight title (supervisor: Antonio Del Greco)
· Friday 4 May 2012 – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Television: United States FOX Espanol United States FOX
X12 super featherweight – Daniel Ponce De Leon vs Eduardo Lazcano – vacant WBC United States (USNBC) super featherweight title
X10 light middleweight – Ishe Smith vs Ayi Bruce
8×2 lightweight – Jessica Rakoczy vs Brittany Cruz
· Friday 4 May 2012 – Harrah’s, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Television: web GoFightLive.tv
X10 light heavyweight – Anthony Ferrante vs Dhafir Smith – vacant USA Pennsylvania State light heavyweight title
· Friday 4 May 2012 – Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Television: web GoFightLive.tv
X6 super bantamweight – Isaac Hidalgo vs Noel Mendoza
· Saturday 5 May 2012 – Club Huracán, Villaguay, Entre Rios, Argentina
television: Argentina TyC Sports
10×2 bantamweight – Debora Anahi Dionicius vs Stefany Bizquiazo – vacant South American bantamweight title
· Saturday 5 May 2012- Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
television: Germany ARD Hungary DigiSport
X12 cruiserweight – Marco Huck vs Ola Afolabi – WBO cruiserweight title (supervisor: Istvan Kovacs)
X12 heavyweight – Alexander Dimitrenko vs Kubrat Pulev – vacant EBU (European) heavyweight title (supervisor: Charles Giles) – IBF International heavyweight title (supervisor: Roberto Rea)
X12 super middleweight – Robert Stieglitz vs Nader Hamdan – WBO super middleweight title (supervisor: Istvan Kovacs)
· Friday 11 May 2012 – Palasport via G. Falcone, Cisterna, Lazio, Italy
Television: Italy RaiSportSat1
X10 featherweight – Fabrizio Trotta vs Mario Pisanti – vacant Italy featherweight title
· Saturday 5 May 2012 – Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Television: Mexico Azteca
10×2 super bantamweight – Jackie Nava vs Diana Ayala – WBA female super bantamweight title
X10 featherweight – Rafael Marquez vs Kenichi Yamaguchi
· Saturday 5 May 2012 – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore
Television: Australia Main Event
X12 featherweight – Chris John vs Shoji Kimura – WBA Super World featherweight title
X12 featherweight – Daud Cino Yordan vs Lorenzo Villanueva – vacant International Boxing Organization featherweight title
· Saturday 5 May 2012 – MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Television: United States HBO PPV Australia Main Event Hungary Sport 1
X12 light middleweight – Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Miguel Cotto – WBA Super World light middleweight title
X12 light middleweight – Saul Alvarez vs Shane Mosley – WBC light middleweight title
X10 light welterweight – Jessie Vargas vs Steve Forbes
X 10 – light middleweight – Deandre Latimore vs Carlos Quintana
· Saturday 5 May 2012 – Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Television: United States ESPN2
X10 light middleweight – Demetrius Andrade vs Rudy Cisneros
8×2 welterweight – Adelita Irizarry vs Victoria Cisnero
· Friday 11 May 2012 – Estadio Delmi, Salta, Salta, Argentina
Television: Argentina TV Pública
X12 welterweight – Luis Carlos Abregu – interim South American welterweight title
10×2 featherweight – Alejandra Marina Oliveras vs Claudia Andrea Lopez – WBO female featherweight title
· Friday 11 May 2012 – Super Domo Orfeo, Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Television: Argentina Direct TV
X12 flyweight – Juan Carlos Reveco vs Karim Guerfi – interim WBA World flyweight title
· Friday 11 May 2012 – EWS Arena, Goeppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Television: EU Eurosport
X12 middleweight – Goekalp Oezekler vs Mouez Fhima – WBC Mediterranean middleweight title
X12 cruiserweight – Alexander Alekseev vs Firat Arslan – EBU (European) cruiserweight title (supervisor: Jean-Marcel Nartz)
X12 cruiserweight – Nuri Seferi – WBO European cruiserweight title
· Friday 11 May 2012 – Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Television: United States Showtime
X10 light middleweight – Yudel Jhonson vs Willie Nelson
X8 light heavyweight – Badou Jack vs Alexander Brand
BoxNation – 05May – Sky 456 – Virgin 546 – Livesport.tv
Live from MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
The WBA Super World Light Middleweight Championship
Miguel Cotto vs Floyd Mayweather Junior
The WBC World Light Middleweight Championship
Saul Alvarez vs Shane Mosley
Miguel Cotto defends his WBA Super World Light Middleweight Championship against Floyd Mayweather Junior live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 21, defends his WBC World Light Middleweight Championship against American 40-year-old Shane “Sugar” Mosley. 05May
BoxNation – 05May – Sky 456 – Virgin 546 – Livesport.tv
Live from Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
The WBO World Cruiserweight Championship
Marco Huck vs Ola Afolabi
The WBO World Super Middleweight Championship
Robert Stieglitz vs Nader Hamdan
The Vacant EBU (European) Heavyweight Championship
Alexander Dimitrenko vs Kubrat Pulev
Home of “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund – for the first time in seven years, on Wednesday night, May 9 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Local fan favorites “Irish” Joe McCreedy and Sean Eklund, whose uncles are Micky and Dicky, will fight in front of their hometown fans for the first time as pros on the “Homecoming” card, and former world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris will be making his Bay State debut.
“Homecoming” is presented by Chicago Fight Clubs Promotion (“CFC Promotion”). “We signed Joey and Sean and they both fought on our last show in Burbank, Illinois (Oct. 7),” CFC Promotion president Cynthia Tolaymat explained why a Chicago promoter is doing a show in Massachusetts. “The two fighters and Dicky Eklund spoke to me and my husband, Wasfi Tolaymat, who now manages Joey and Sean, about the possibility of doing a show in Lowell. We liked the idea of Joey and Sean featured on a show in their hometown. I have faith in them and their legendary trainers, Micky and Dicky. Lowell may be a small city but it has so many GOOD boxing fans. We have been welcomed with open arms in Lowell. We’re looking forward to the May 9th show and it being the first of many there for CFC Promotion. ”
The popular McCreedy (13-5-2, 6 KOs) takes on Benjamin “El Trapicha” Diaz (11-6-2, 8 KOs) in the 10-round main event for the vacant United States Boxing Organization (“USBO”) super middleweight title. McCreedy is trained by Dicky Eklund at Micky Ward’s gym in nearby Chelmsford. Eklund (10-4, 2 KOs), trained by Ward, faces light welterweight James Ventry in an eight-round bout.
Harris (29-7-2, 19 KOs), a Guyana native fighting out of Brooklyn, squares-off against Jermaine “Too Sweet” White (17-4, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature for the vacant USBO welterweight title. In 2002, Harris captured the World Boxing Association (“WBA) light welterweight championship, stopping Diosbelys Hurtado the second round. Vivian successfully defended his WBA crown three times against Soulemane M’baye and Oktay Urkal twice.
Also fighting on the card is hot Chicago light welterweight prospect Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (6-0, 3 KOs), who faces the stiffest test of his young career in a six-round match versus Tyrone Chatman (9-1-1, 6 KOs). Also on the undercard in a pair of four-round bouts is pro-debuting welterweight Jimmy Smith, of Portland (ME), vs. Rafael Vasinmo, of Lawrence (MA); pro-debuting middleweight Bernie Ongewe, of Dracut (MA) vs. Anthony Jones (0-0-1). Smith is a former New England Golden Gloves Tournament winner who served two tours in Iraq as a U.S. Marine. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Harris and Canas are handled by CFC Promotion, which also promotes IBF International light welterweight champion Albert “Tornado” Mensah, who successfully defended his title against Michael Katsidis, as well as world middleweight title challenger Osumanu Adama.
Tickets, reasonably priced at $25.00, $40.00 and $75.00, may be purchased by calling 978.761.8374 or at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office. Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first both scheduled for 7:00 PM/ET. Go to www.cfcpromotion.com or www.irishjoemccreedy.com for additional information.