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WADI ‘MACHOMAN’ CAMACHO
London – Wednesday, 5th September 2012
Battle Of The Undefeated – Wadi Camacho: Someone’s ‘O’ Is Gonna Go, It Wont Be Mine
Canning Town’s rising Cruiserweight star Wadi ‘Machoman’ Camacho makes his fifth professional outing this coming Saturday, at the Eddie Hearn promoted ‘London Calling’ event at Alexandra Palace, headlined by Lee ‘Lights Out’ Purdy versus unbeaten Argentinean Gumersindo Lucas Carrasco for the vacant IBF International Welterweight title.
Wadi’s opponent on Saturday will be Long Eaton’s Andy ‘The Assassin’ Ingram, who like Wadi is unbeaten as a professional, but perhaps more importantly beat former British Cruiserweight Champion, and upcoming British title challenger, Shane McPhilbin in his debut bout.
Wadi. who has wins over Moses Matovu, Rolandas Cesna, Igor Borucha and Paul Morris appeared unfazed by his opponents major scalp, as following one of his final training sessions – under the watchful eyes of Manager/Coach Bryan Lawrence at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town – he said.
“Yeah I’m really looking forward to it so much, it’s good that I’m being busy and I’ve already got my fifth fight coming up and it’s going to be a fantastic win.
We’re both unbeaten, so someone’s ‘0’ is gonna go, it wont be mine though.
I’m still doing the basic work, you know, keep popping that jab followed by flurry shots. I’m still keeping it to the gameplan, keeping all behind the southpaw jab so they don’t know when the left hand comes over the top. Good stuff.
The sparring down here at the TRAD TKO has been excellent, been sparring a couple of the Cruiserweights we’ve got down here in the gym and also a Heavyweight that’s been pushing me, putting me into all awkward positions. I’ve been handling it really well.
I carry some massive power which helps when you sparring a big Heavyweight that comes in at over eighteen stone.
It’s going to be a great show, Just from the TRAD TKO we’ve got Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, who will be defending his English title and Danny Connor will be fighting for the Southern Area title.
We’ve got a great team boxing out of the TRAD TKO, it’s a big family, yeah we just work hard, all go running. I know Erick is lighter but have to keep up with him, which brings my fitness level up as well.
Personally the way Erick is looking now, he’s really lean, sharp, strong as well I think once he defends this now I think he should start moving onto bigger and better things.
If Danny wins the Southern Area that will be wicked, I know he’s got the Masters title at the moment but him going for the Southern Area is fantastic. I know he trains really hard and for him to achieve that and bring yet another title to the TRAD TKO would be wicked as well.
I definitely want to focus on my goal and bring a title back here in the future, I really want a Lonsdale Belt around my waist, but my gong for the British title is a little way off yet so hopefully I’ll get the chance to fight for the Southern Area title sometime next year, which is what I want. You know, win the Southern Area, defend it a couple of times and then move on to the British.
Right now though I’m concentrating on this fight coming up, Andy Ingram’s unbeaten also so I need to really be on my game. I’m going to do the business on him and then move on.
Now listen, Ally Pally 8th September it’s gonna be explosive, we’ve got such a massive bill, six title fights and some great undercard fights as well. It’s just going to be amazing, so please come down and support everyone, especially AKA ‘Machoman’ because I’m going to bring along some beautiful ladies as well – Yeah Buddy!”
Wadi ‘Machoman’ Camacho versus Andy Ingram will be one of the supporting bouts for Lee ‘Lights Out’ Purdy as he challenges Gumersindo Lucas Carrasco for the vacant IBF International Welterweight title at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 8th September 2012.
Co-Headlining Purdy-Carrasco on the Matchroom Sport promoted event is Tony Bellew versus Edison Miranda for the vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight title.
The third main feature bout of the event sees Wadi’s TRAD TKO Gym mate Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, makes the second defense of his English Light Middleweight title, against Ryan Toms,
Rounding out the main feature fights is another of Wadi’s TRAD TKO gym mate, British Masters Champion Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor who takes on Chris ‘The Flash’ Evangelou for the vacant Southern Area Light Welterweight title.
Unbeaten duo John Ryder (11(6)-0) and Ryan Taylor (5(2)-0-1) will both be action against yet to be named opponents.
Last but not least, former Team GB stalwarts Martin J Ward and Iain Weaver will be making their professional debuts, against yet to be named opponents.
Tickets, priced £40 (Standard seated), £60 (Ringside) and £120 (VIP) for the Matchroom Sport promoted London Calling at Alexandra Palace on Friday the 8th of September 2012 are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.
PHOTOS: Wadi Camacho Confident Ahead Of Battle With Andy Ingram
PHOTO CREDIT: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
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By Michael O’Neill, 28 June 2012
250 male and 36 women boxers for Olympics 2012
The AIBA have this morning confirmed the full list of qualifiers for the 2012 Olympic Boxing tournaments (male and female) and as forecast by SportsNewsIreland ,the 81kg “tripartite commission place” that most Irish fans hoped would go to Joe Ward has gone to Montenegro’s Bosko Draskovic.
After a year long journey, 250 men and 36 women boxers have now qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
These Olympic Games will be a watershed moment in the history of the sport of boxing, the noblest of disciplines, with the women making their debut in three weight categories (48-51kg, 57-60kg and 69-75kg). There is huge anticipation for the competition to get started with some of the finest talent around ready and primed to set the tournament alight with displays of the highest order.
The men will be competing in ten weight divisions, from Light Fly to Super Heavyweight, with 91 having qualified at the AIBA World Boxing ChampionshipsBaku 2011, 146 through the Continental Qualifying Events, five via the inaugural World Series of Boxing season’s Individual Championships and finally eight selected as part of the Tripartite process.
The women had 25 boxers qualifying at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012 with one place reserved for an athlete from the Olympic Games’ host nation whilst a further eleven were given quotas after being identified in the Tripartite selection.
The world will come to a standstill when the cream of the crop takes to the ring at the ExCeL London from 28 July to 12 August.
Who will be the ones to claim gold? See below the full list of boxers competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Article Credit: Sports News Ireland
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.
Olympic Boxing News Updates – 27 June, 2012 for: Malta, Ireland, England, Team GB, Haringey Box Cup and the AIBA
Malta - One Maltese Boxer who is doing rather well on the international amateur boxing scene is Haithem Laamouz. The Maltese boxer who originally hails from Sliema, Malta is based in London and trains at ‘The Lion Club’, under the tutelage of coaches Julian Borg and Steve Walters. Laamouz recently took gold at the fifth edition of the prestigious ‘Haringey Box Cup’ which is held annually in Wood Green, at the Alexander Palace, in London. Lammouz beat Jake Towse, of Hastings Westhill boxing club, in the 60KG class C category on a 4-1 points win. Earlier this year in March of 2012 at the Senior Elite London Finals in Croydon, the Maltese boxer made the finals and took the 60 KG championship in an all action bout against Ballinger.
Ireland – Ireland’s talented young boxers will be targeting semi-finals spots and at least a bronze medal apiece in Bulgaria today. Six Irish athletes are through to today’s European Junior Championships in Sofia. Today’s quarter-finals will be decided over two sesssion beginning at 3pm and 6.30pm local time (1pm and 4.30pm Irish time). June 27th European Junior Championships (Quarter-finals) – Afternoon session (1pm Irish time) 48kg: Jason McKay (Ireland) v Arturas Bankauskas (Lithuania), 50kg: Kalum McConville (Ireland) v Omer Koc (Turkey), 57Kg: Darren Pollock (Ireland) v Wladislaw Brayshnik (Germany), Evening sesssion (4.30pm Irish time), 60kg: Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Alexander Morokhin (Russia), 66kg: Lewis Crocker (Ireland) v Oleksii Takarchuk (Ukraine), 75kg: Brian Wall (Ireland) v Mustafa Atmaca (Turkey).
England - The England team are still battling their way through the European Championships in Bulgaria. Each boxer has shown skill and determination throughout the tournament. England now have four boxer’s that will compete in the semi-finals tomorrow, they are Isaac Milburn (46kg), Brandon Daord (50kg), John Ruddick (54kg) and Reuben Arrowsmith (66kg).
Team GB – has recently announced their biggest ever GB Boxing squad for the 2012 Olympics. The team includes the three women who will make history by becoming the first British women to compete at the Olympic Games. Boxers on the GB team are: Andrew Selby, flyweight, up to 52 kg, Luke Campbell, bantamweight, up to 56 kg, Tom Stalker, light welterweight, up to 64 kg, Fred Evans, welterweight, up to 69 kg, Anthony Joshua, super heavyweight, +91 kg, Nicola Adams – Women’s Flyweight, 51kg, Natasha Jonas – Women’s Lightweight, 60kg, Savannah Marshall – Women’s Middleweight, 75kg, Anthony Ogogo – Men’s Middleweight, 75kg), Josh Taylor – Men’s Lightweight, 60kg. – The selections bring the total number of boxers who will fight for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics to ten – seven male and three female. They represent Team GB’s largest ever Olympic boxing squad, two more than were selected for the last Olympics in Beijing. – London is the first Olympic Games to include women’s boxing and Team GB will have plenty of reason for optimism after all three female boxers selected secured their qualification for London 2012 by winning medals at the recent World Championships in Quinhuangdao, China.
AIBA World Academy – With the grand opening of the AIBA World Academy expected for September 2013, AIBA and the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation are pleased to announce that the project is right on schedule. The revolution in grassroots development, that will see boxers from all over the world use the state of the art facilities in the beautiful setting of the Soldatskoye Valley, at the footsteps of the mountains near Almaty, is moving at great pace.
AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu – was recently elected to be the representative of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) on the International Olympic Committee Executive Board. The election took place at the ASOIF General Assembly, and Dr Wu won by competing against Mr Pat McQuaid, President of the International Cycling Union (UCI). “I have dedicated the past 30 years of my life to the development of sport and to the Olympic ideals. Today I am very proud to be able to contribute to the development and the protection all of our International Federation interests. Together with the ASOIF President, I will listen to all of you and defend your needs with dedication and with all my heart. I promise that I will do everything I can to bring our sports to the pinnacle of the Olympic movement”, stated Dr Wu after his election at the General Assembly.
GOODWIN MAIN EVENTS
LEON ‘SOLID’ WILLIAMS Vs. TONY ‘CONQUEROR’ CONQUEST
Southern Area Cruiserweight Championship
7th July 2012 @ York Hall, London
Former Champ Williams Ready For July 7th Title Showdown With Conquest
London – June 2012
After three false starts, the long awaited showdown, between former British Cruiserweight Champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams and Southern Area Champ Tony ‘Conqueror’ Conquest, is finally set to take place, on the Olivia Goodwin promoted ‘One More Round’ event at York Hall on Saturday 7th July.
The last time this highly anticipated Clash of the Titans was due to take place was back in January, as Williams’ first defense of his British Crown, however Conquest was forced to withdraw due to a viral infection.
With Conquest out Williams instead defended against Nottingham’s Shane McPhilbin.
For eleven rounds Williams totally dominated the proceedings, including sending McPhilbin to the canvas twice. However after just thirty seconds of the final round things took a dramatic turn, for the worse, after McPhilbin landed a powerful clubbing shot, to the back of the defending Champ’s head, which ultimately lead to the fight being stopped and a new British Champion crowned.
With no quick rematch with McPhilbin, or a shot at current British Champ Enzo Maccarinelli on the horizon, the only way Williams could get back into the Championship mix this year would be to challenge his good friend Conquest.
A situation that wasn’t lost on the former Champ, as he made clear when he spoke briefly, following a training session at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, earlier. “Yeah it’s a stepping stone, I know I gave up the Southern Area title before I beat Rob Norton and became British Champ, but it does lead to bigger and better things.
God willing, I’ll get the chance to get my Lonsdale belt back after beating Tony on the 7th.
No make that Johnny willing, Johnny, my manager Johnny Eames, will do the business side for me, I’ve just got to win.
Preparation has been very good, sparring has been the best. I’m Dereck Chisora’s main sparring partner, so that’s good experience and I learn from it all the time.
This is really going to help me with the fight. Dereck’s a very big, strong guy and after all this work Tony will feel like a lightweight in comparison – Thank you Dereck Chisora.
I’m not trashing Tony, he’s a good friend of mine and a very good boxer, but there’s no friendship when you step in the ring, you fight, and that’s what we’re going to do – fight.
Team Solid is back…and climbing the ladder to the top. Team Solid all day, every Day…Yeah.”
Leon ‘Solid’ Williams versus Tony ‘Conqueror’ Conquest for the Southern Area Cruiserweight title co-headlines Olivia Goodwin’s ‘One More Round’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 7th July 2012.
Tickets, priced £60 (Ringside) and £35 (Standard Seated), for Leon Williams vs. Tony Conquest are available on-line now at www.tkoboxoffice.com – tickets are also be available direct from Leon Williams or the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.
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