Posts Tagged ‘Fight’
MUNROE WARNS QUIGG: I’LL FINISH THE JOB
RENDALL MUNROE is desperate to get to grips with Scott Quigg in next month’s vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight title clash.
The pair meet again at Manchester Arena in one of several big undercard fights when Ricky Hatton (45-2) makes his return against Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-1) on Saturday November 24.
Their first meeting in June ended prematurely in a third round technical draw because of a horrific cut to Rendall’s right eye.
Such an inconclusive ending was a disappointment to both warriors and the Leicester southpaw (24-2-1) warned British champion Quigg (24-0-1) said: “I will finish what I started.
“Everything is going good and I am already fit. I am going to go out there and do what needs to be done.
“Scott will turn around and say he was going to knock me out last time and all that rubbish. Fair play to him for having those dreams.
“We were only two and a half rounds into the fight and I was confident I was going to do what I wanted. I hadn’t even started getting going.
“I live clean and healthy so that helped the cut heal up quickly. I have been in full training for more than four weeks now.
“It is good that so many people will see the fight on a big card, because it will show I am still hungry and climbing the ladder.”
Although Ricky’s return has grabbed global headlines, his show features the best of British on a magnificent undercard.
Sergey Rabchenko (21-0) defends his European light-middleweight crown against Frenchman Cedric Vitu (35-1), Martin Murray (24-0-1) will feature in a major contest and Gary Buckland (26-2) risks his British super-featherweight title against local idol Stephen Foster Jr (30-3-1).
Also in action are Hatton Promotions hopefuls James Dickens (12-0), Adam Etches (9-0) and Scott Jenkins (6-0).
All tickets are sold out and broadcast details will be announced shortly.
JOSELITO COLLADO READY FOR BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS CAREER
September 8 – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
NEWARK, NJ – Jamaica, Queens junior lightweight boxer Joselito Collado, 13-1, 3 KOs, fights the biggest bout of his career when he faces undefeated TexanJerry Belmontes, 16-0, 5 KOs, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on September 8th. The 8-round contest is the key preliminary bout on a big card promoted by Main Events, with a heavyweight triple header in the spotlight.
Former two-time world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, meets Travis “Freight Train” Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, in the 12-round main event, but it is the Collado-Belmontes bout that might just be the most competitive match of the show. Both fighters are considered hot boxing prospects with promising futures, so their anticipated clash is expected to determine which of them is ready to step up to the next level.
“I think he’s a good fighter,” Collado said. “Good amateur fighter. But honestly, I don’t think as a professional, he fought anybody as hard as me. So I think I’m going to give him a hell of a fight.”
Belmontes, the “Corpus Christi Kid“, was an amateur superstar in Texas, but this, his 17th bout, will be his first trip east for a pro fight.
“He’s coming all the way to New Jersey, and he’s fighting a good fighter like me,” Collado said of his opponent. “He might be a little intimidated. Hopefully that can be to my advantage.”
Collado looks forward to the challenge, knowing that Belmontes represents his toughest test of his six year career.
“I take my hat off to him,” Collado said. “I know that he’s more of a boxer than a fighter. So I’m looking to cut the ring and work him. I’m going to keep the jab on him, sit back, and see what he’s got. I always change my style. I can’t say I’m a better brawler, of a better boxer, because it depends who you’re fighting. Sometimes I box, sometimes I have to slug it out. I won’t know until I’m in the ring with him.”
They say that styles makes fights, and the style match between Collado and Belmontes looks like an intriguing one. Neither are considered hard punchers, but Collado brings a much more aggressive style, while Belmontes has the technical skills that could diffuse Collado’s pressure tactics as well as the home field advantage.
“I don’t want to underestimate him,” Collado said. “For this fight, I’m going in with a “Plan A” and a “Plan B”. I gotta say, that he better come in with his “A Game”, because if he doesn’t, he’s going to get put out. I’m training like an animal in the gym.”
Prudential Center doors will open at 1:30PM, first fight is 2:00PM.
“Ironbound Throwdown” September 8th at Newark’s Prudential Center features Tomasz Adamek vs. Travis Walker. Tickets priced at $180 ringside, $105, and $55 are available through Ticketmaster: online at www.ticketmaster.com; Charge-by-phone: 1-800-745-3000; Ticketmaster Express 866-448-7849; and Ticketmaster ticket centers. Tickets are also available at Prudential Center’s Box Office and www.prucenter.com.
The fight will be available in Poland on PPV. WealthTV will begin airing undercard bouts live at 3PM ET nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country.
The card is presented by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing, and Ziggy Promotions.
Buglioni will be a studio guest for Abraham-Stieglitz fight on BoxNation on Saturday
Red-hot super-middleweight prospect Frank Buglioni will be a studio guest for this Saturday night’s big world title fight on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) live from Germany between Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraham.
The unbeaten Londoner is making big waves on the domestic scene with his exciting all-action style, massive fan following and mediterranean good looks as he builds towards a potential first title fight later this year.
The 23-year-old has his sixth pro fight – a six-round contest – on Friday 14th September at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, on the undercard of stable-mate Billy Joe Saunders’ Commonwealth Middleweight title defence against Australian Jarrod Fletcher, which is also live on BoxNation.
Buglioni joins BoxNation presenter Steve Bunce in the London studio for live coverage of Stieglitz’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Super-Middleweight title defence against Abraham at the O2 World in Berlin.
And Buglioni is looking forward to seeing all the action.
“It’s a cracking fight for BoxNation, both are come forward fighters and I expect a great fight between them. Of the two, Abraham is the heavier handed and has been in harder fights and Stieglitz has more movement and is in the prime of his career. It’s a tough one to call, but I’m looking forward to a very interesting fight between them,” Said Buglioni.
He added, “At the moment I’m only five fights into my professional career and I’m enjoying the learning experience of it all as I work towards challenging for domestic titles. Stieglitz and Abraham are at the top of their game and I want to be in their position in a good few years which will be a long hard road, but I’m loving every minute of it.”
Stieglitz v Abraham is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) this Saturday with live coverage starting from 7.30pm. Join at www.boxnation.com
Buglioni features on an action packed card at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, headlined by Billy Joe Saunders’ Commonwealth Middleweight title defence against Jarrod Fletcher, plus Bradley Skeete v Peter McDonagh in a ten-round welterweight contest and unbeaten prospects Billy Morgan, Gary Corcoran, Mitchell Smith and Ediz Hussein.
Tickets priced at £40 and £60 are available from Ticketmaster on 0844 844 0444 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk or Frank Warren Promotions on 01992 550 888 or www.frankwarren.com
Boxing News and Notes – 25th July for: – Guerrero vs Aydin, Guerrero, Aydin public workout, Sherrington-Campas Presser, Kertson Manswell takes on Deontay Wilder, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr vs Rafael Marquez Postponed, Robert Guerrero and Wife Battle Cancer
Guerrero vs Aydin – A few days before his big showdown with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, welterweight Selcuk Aydin has warned people not to be surprised when he beats the hometown favorite on Saturday night in San Jose, California. “Many see me as a longshot in the fight against Guerrero. I’ve read that it would be a big surprise if I should win on Saturday. But that’s only because people don’t know who I am and what I can do. I’m Selcuk Aydin. I’m the world champion. I’m certainly no underdog. And that I win on Saturday shouldn’t surprise anyone!” Aydin has complained several times in recent weeks that the American media doesn’t pay enough attention to him. “After Saturday, everyone will know who Selcuk Aydin is!” he stated.
Guerrero, Aydin public workout – Former three-division world champion Robert Guerrero and undefeated number one rated WBC welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin showed their skills on Tuesday at San Jose Boxing & Fitness during a public media workout in preparation for Saturday’s clash for the vacant WBC interim welterweight world championship at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
Sherrington-Campas Presser - Les Sherrington and Yori Boy Campas came face to face at the final press conference today at Lauxes restaurant. Both camps are highly confident that they are going to take out the win and it has really set the scene for a great spectacle. With trainer and manager Joe Diaz stating that, “Yori Boy has had a hard training camp for this fight, we have taken it back to the ‘olden style’ by chopping wood and shovelling gravel, we have come to win.”
Kertson Manswell takes on Deontay Wilder – LOS ANGELES, July 24 – With Kelvin Price forced to withdraw from his August 4 fight with unbeaten Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder due to a rib injury, Trinidad and Tobago’s Kertson “Warrior” Manswell has answered the call to face the 2008 Olympic Bronze Medal winner in a heavyweight slugfest at the Mobile Civic Center Arena Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama that will be televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes.
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr vs Rafael Marquez Postponed – The August 4 fight between Wilfredo Vazquez Jr and Rafael Marquez has been postponed until October 6, with Marquez suffering an injury to his right hand in training camp. A press release sent out is confident that the fight will still take place, and even cites a similar situation back in 2010, when Marquez suffered a hand injury that postponed his fight with Juan Manuel Lopez for two months.
Robert Guerrero and Wife Battle Cancer – Former Three-Division World Champion Robert Guerrero speaks to members of the media prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Oakland A’s July 22, 2012 game against the New York Yankees in Oakland, California advance of his July 28, 2012 fight against undefeated number one rated WBC welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin for the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California which will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing. – Showtime just release a video where it shows Robert Guerrero and his wife, Casey Guerrero, how they struggle and battle with cancer. Watch the video and truly see just what kind of fighters both Casey and Robert truly are.
“Knockout Kings” on Tuesday, July 17 announced their respective bouts taking place on Saturday, September 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME®.
Mexican Independence Day weekend will come alive in one-of-a-kind fashion on Saturday, September 15 when “Knockout Kings” featuring undefeated Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez Taking on boxing’s breakout star and upset-minded Josesito Lopez for Canelo’s World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Championship, Takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME. Fans can expect fireworks all night long With The Unparalleled quadruple-header, Which Also features WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez against Former champion Daniel Ponce De Leon.
Canelo Alvarez, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion
“I want to thank all of the fans who are here. This is going to be a great fight…a great event. I am very happy with this fight.
“I think Josesito Lopez won his way here. He won his way to getting this shot September 15th.
“I am not going to be over confident. I know that inside that ring, there is no opponent that can be taken lightly. I am going to train very hard for this fight so I can come out victorious. I am very happy to be representing Mexico and on September 15th, we will be yelling ‘Viva Mexico!’”
Josesito Lopez, Breakout Super Welterweight Star
“September 15th is a very big day in boxing. We will have championship fights with great fighters on SHOWTIME.
“I will train my hardest. I trained really hard for the great opportunity I had on June 23rd. On September 15th I have an even bigger opportunity with an even bigger fighter.
“All I can do is train as hard as I can and give it my all. September 15th, the better man will win.”
Johnny Gonzalez, WBC Featherweight World Champion
“It is going to be a great fight. This is for all of the Mexicans, but it’s going to be special for everyone.
“As a world champion, I want to face nothing but the best. I think Ponce De Leon is one of the best and that is why he is getting this opportunity.”
Daniel Ponce De Leon, Former World Champion
“I am very happy to be fighting on September 15th and to be fighting for a world title.
“I have been waiting for a long time for an opportunity like this. I have been number one in the world for a while in different organizations and I am going to take full advantage of this fight.”
Marcos Maidana, Former World Champion
“What can I say about Soto Karass? He’s a good fighter and a tough fighter.
“I like fighting in Las Vegas. Soto Karass is a very good fighter. He is a tough fighter. Thank you.”
Jesus Soto Karass, Welterweight Contender
“I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions and Marcos Maidana for this opportunity. I am going to be ready.
“Maidana is one of the greatest fighters in this weight [class].
“I have to train hard for this fight because I know it is going to be a hard fight. I will be prepared.
“Hopefully everyone has a chance to come to Las Vegas on September 15th. I will put on a good show.”
Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions
“This fight is called ‘Knockout Kings.’ For an extra incentive, the best knockout of the night gets an extra 100,000 dollars. The fans at home are going to vote on who deserves 100,000 dollars. They can only see it on SHOWTIME.
“Josesito Lopez has the desire and the heart. He is living that ‘Rocky Moment.’ I am sure that Team Canelo is training very serious for this very serious challenge.”
Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions
“This card will be like a pay-per-view, but the good news is that you won’t have to pay for it. It will be like a free-per-view.
“Heart counts for a lot in boxing. We told Canelo that he better be careful because Josesito is going to come to win. He is going to come to break Canelo’s jaw just like he did with Victor Ortiz. Josesito Lopez has earned my respect. He is an amazing fighter.
“This is boxing. In boxing, you never know what can happen. These two guys are true warriors who deserve to fight on this day. Josesito Lopez has earned the right to fight Canelo Alvarez and he has earned it the hard way, with his fists.”
Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports
“On September 15th, we have the biggest new star in boxing in Canelo Alvarez. We have the most inspiring story in Josesito Lopez. We have some of the biggest punchers in the sport in Jhonny Gonzalez, Daniel Ponce de Leon, Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass. My goal is to deliver the best fights to the broadest possible audience and we are doing just that on September 15th.
“We won’t gauge you on prices. This is free on SHOWTIME. It will be a night to remember. Don’t miss it.”
Ken Thompson, President of Thompson Boxing Promotions
“A great fight doesn’t happen by accident. You have to have great promoters to put their life into this thing. That is what makes it all happen.
“Josesito is without question the greatest fighter on the earth today. When he gets in the ring, he is dangerous. He breaks your jaw. He is exciting. He knocks you out. He is fast. He dazzles you. He is smart. He confuses you. He is ready. He is going to win the fight on September 15th.”