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Latest Boxing News – Friday 23rd December – Klitschko’s Season Greetings, Medina defeats Brewer, Caballero arrives in Japan, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Graf stops Lookmakarmwan, Ramos vs. Beltran / Figueroa Jr vs. Perez, Price vs. McDermott, Mayweather Jailed, Pavlik ‘s Arraignment, Klitschko vs Chisora, Golota’s Return Complicated
- Season greetings from Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko 2011
- Medina defeats Brewer – Jr middleweight Michael Medina (25-3, 19 KOs) pounded out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision to seize the NABF title from reigning champion Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (28-14, 16 KOs) on Thursday night at the Cox Center in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Score were 98-92 twice and 99-92.
- Caballero arrives in Japan – Newly crowned WBA feather champ Celestino Caballero (35-4, 23 KOs), Panama, arrived on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan, where he is slated to defend his belt against WBA#8 ex-Japanese national titlist Satoshi Hosono (21-1, 15 KOs) in Yokohama on the last day of this year. The 35-year-old lanky champ was accompanied by his trainers Jeff Mayweather and Miguel Callist. Pelenchin, a 5’11” champ, has been training strenuously at the Teiken Gym since his arrival here. Caballero says, “I am in good shape, and has no weight problem.” Panama has produced such boxers exceptionally tall in the category as Panama Al Brown, Eusebio Pedroza, Hiralio Zapata, etc. Caballero is one of those who may utilize his gifted physique and long reach against “Bazooka” Hosono who will have a puncher’s chance.
- Pongsaklek Wonjongkam – made the fourth successful defense of his second tour as lineal flyweight champion in unspectacular fashion, as a clash of heads barely 45 seconds into his bout with Hirofumi Mukai of Japan resulted in a technical draw on Thursday afternoon (local time) in Bangkok, Thailand. The butt came about when Wonjongkam was leaning in to throw a left hand while Mukai was crouching down in a defensive posture. Time was immediately called as blood began to stream into his eye. The ringside physicians gave the Japanese novice a long hard look before declaring that the cut was too severe to allow the bout to continue.
- Graf stops Lookmakarmwan - Australian based German super flyweight Alesia “The Tigress” Graf (25-2, 10 KOs) stopped Jubjang Lookmakarmwan (3-4) in round five at the Fraternity Bowling Club in Fairy Meadow, NSW, Australia on Thursday. Graf was in control of the bout in all of the rounds and referee Mick Heafey saved the Thai boxer from further punishment at 0:53 of round five. The WBU and WBF super bantamweight titles were up for grabs. This is Graf’s second contest in Australia. She was born Alesia Klimovich in Gomel, Belarus in 1980 and held the Global Boxing Union super flyweight title from 2006 to 2008.
- Ramos vs. Beltran / Figueroa Jr vs. Perez on January 6th – LOS ANGELES - The Friday, Jan. 6 edition of SHOWTIME’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” promises to be one of its best to date, as Golden Boy Promotions announced today that the co-featured fight will be another intriguing matchup in the 135-pound weight class pitting unbeaten prospects Michael Perez and Omar Figueroa Jr. against each other in a 10 round battle for the World Boxing Organization – WBO Inter-Continental Youth Lightweight Title. The night of boxing is headlined by the NABA USA Lightweight Title fight between Luis Ramos Jr. and Raymundo Beltran at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. – Ramos vs. Beltran and Perez vs. Figueroa are presented by Golden Boy Promotions, sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T and will be televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) on SHOWTIME.
- Price vs. McDermott – 28-year-old David Price (11-0, 9 KO’s) will be fighting John McDermott (26-7, 17 KO’s) in an important British heavyweight title eliminator bout next month on January 21st at the Olympia, in Liverpool, England. The winner of that fight faces British champion Tyson Fury sometime in 2012.
- Mayweather gets 90 days in jail - Multiple news outlets have reported that Floyd Mayweather Jr. pleaded guilty to reduced misdemeanor charges that will settle his felony charges. The plea deal avoided him the trial on felony allegations that he battered his former girlfriend during an argument in September 2010. He is to report on January 6 at 10:45AM to begin serving his sentence. Floyd must also attend a 12-month domestic violence program, pay $2500 in fines and perform 100 hours of community service. The full sentence is for six months, of which three months are suspended and he was given credit for three days served. Floyd’s attorney asked if the court would consider a home detention program. “Not in lieu of the 90 days,” Judge Saragosa responded. “I have considered it, yes, absolutely, and I have decided that the time he will spend in custody is appropriate.
- Pavlik faces Friday arraignment on three charges – Former middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik faces arraignment Friday morning in Canfield Area Court on charges of OVI, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident. He spent a brief time in the Mahoning County jail on the three misdemeanor charges after being arrested Wednesday night at his Sugarbush Drive home in Canfield. Police say Pavlik, 29, and a friend wrecked two ATVs on a neighboring piece of property, destroying a lamp post and causing other damage. Reports say Pavlik smelled of alcohol and was belligerent to deputy sheriffs investigating the accident.
- Klitschko vs Chisora - WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) will be dealing with the best pressure fighter he’s faced in many years when he defends his title against the hard hitting Dereck Chisora (15-2, 9 KO’s) on February 18th at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.
- Golota’s Return Complicated – Heavyweight Andrew Golota (41-8-1, 33 KOs) is no longer certain when his ring return is going to take place. The boxer was scheduled to return in December, and then it was pushed back to early 2012, and then back to December. The 43-year-old fighter stepped away from the ring in 2009 after suffering a beating in a five round TKO loss to countryman Tomasz Adamek. “At the moment my plans are a little blurred. A few things imposed on each other and, therefore, my return to the ring is a little complicated,” Golota said.