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“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.”
Free Boxing Net-Broadcast – Saturday 14th July 2012 – On WBC Boxing TV – (Except Mexico)
WBC Continental Americas Featherweight Title
Saturday 14 July 2012 – Foro Polanco, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Television: Mexico Cadena 3
X12 featherweight – Miguel Marriaga 11(10)-0-0 vs Alejandro Delgado 15(7)-7(3)-0
Vacant WBC Continental Americas featherweight title
X8 bantamweight – Francisco Barrera 12(6)-2(1)-0 vs Edgar Garcia 1-2(1)-1
X8 flyweight – Ulises Lara vs Jorge Amador
X6 bantamweight – Gustavo Sotomayor 3(1)-7-1 vs Rigoberto Calzada 3(3)-3(1)-1
X4 featherweight – Eduardo Hernandez vs Isaac Villegas 0-1-0
X4 light welterweight – Jesus Salinas debut vs Sergio Fabian debut
X4 featherweight – Giovanni Zamora debut vs Jesus Garcia 2-0-0
Boxing Results & Notes For Saturday 7th July From: Argentina, France, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Estadio Ruca Che, Neuquen, Neuquen, Argentina
Middleweight – Billi Facundo Godoy beat Jorge Sebastian Heiland on UD 12 / 12 – Vacant WBC International middleweight title
Welterweight – Juan Alberto Godoy beat Ricardo Ezequiel Quinones on TD 8 / 10 – Interim WBC Latino welterweight title.
Unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (26-0, 13 KOs) unanimously decisioned Argentine countryman, former world title challenger, and WBC #15 ranked Sebastian Heiland (19-3-2, 9 KOs) after 12 thrilling rounds. The official judges’ scorecards read 115-111 twice and 114-112 all in favor to Godoy. The bout was a WBC middleweight title final eliminator.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Salle du Mouzon, Auch, Gers, France
Middleweight – Damien Bertu beat Kamel Abdesselam on UD 10 / 10
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Bantamweight – Ryosuke Iwasa beat Kentaro Masuda by TKO 7 / 10 – Time: 1:49 – Japanese bantamweight title
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Estadio Arturo C. Nahl, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Bantamweight – Hugo Ruiz beat Jean Sampson by KO 9 / 12 – Interim WBA World bantamweight title (supervisor: Miguel Prado)
Flyweight – Arely Mucino beat Ana Fernandez by TKO 2 / 10 – Time: 1:40 – Interim WBA female flyweight title
Lightweight – Abdiel Ramirez lost to Rene Gonzalez by TKO – Rd 2 – Time: 2:06 – Vacant WBA Fedelatin lightweight title
Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland
Heavyweight – Wladimir Klitschko beat Tony Thompson by TKO 6 / 12 – Time: 2:56 – WBO heavyweight title (supervisor: Francisco Valcarcel) – WBA Super World heavyweight title (supervisor: Gilberto Jesus Mendoza) – IBF heavyweight title (supervisor: Lindsey Tucker) – International Boxing Organization heavyweight title (supervisor: Edward S. Levine)
Super bantamweight – Aniya Seki beat Eva Marcu on UD 10 / 10 – Vacant WIBF Women’s International Boxing Federation super bantamweight title – Vacant Global Boxing Union Female super bantamweight title
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) scored a one-sided sixth round KO over Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (36-3, 24 KOs). Klitschko was in command from the beginning. Wlad muscled the 40-year-old Thompson around the ring and landed most the hard shots. Thompson tried to surprise Wladimir at the start of the second but the Klitschko was prepared with his right hand followed by a combination. Later in the round another Klitschko unleashed a series of big rights and backed the challenger into the ropes. Klitschko superior strength was evident through out. Klitschko dropped Thompson in round five with a big right hand. Another knockdown in the sixth and the bout was waved off.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom
Heavyweight – Tyson Fury beat Vinny Maddalone by TKO 5 / 12 – Time: 1:35 – Vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
Bantamweight – Lee Haskins beat Stuart Hall on UD 12 / 12 – Vacant EBU (European) bantamweight title (supervisor: Enza Jacoponi)
Unbeaten 24-year-old heavyweight contender Tyson Fury put on a faultless display in hammering out a 5th-round TKO over the always-game Vinny Maddalone. The heavily-hyped 6’9” Fury hit an advancing, brave Maddalone with every shot in the book, finally prompting the referee, Ian John-Lewis to stop it in the 5th. Bantamweight Lee Haskins (26-2. 11 KOs) outpointed Stuart Hall (12-1-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds to claim the vacant EBU belt. Scores were 118-111, 117-111, 118-110.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Welterweight – Kell Brook beat Carson Jones on MD 12 / 12 – IBF International welterweight title
Middleweight – Kerry Hope lost to Grzegorz Proksa by TKO 8 / 12 – Time: 2:59 – EBU (European) middleweight title (supervisor: Charles Giles)
Lightweight – Gavin Rees beat Derry Mathews by TKO 9 / 12 – Time: 1:27 – BBBofC British lightweight title – EBU (European) lightweight title (supervisor: Charles Giles)
Welterweight – Lee Purdy beat Chris Johnson by TKO 1 / 10 – Time: 2:18 – BBBofC English welterweight title
Middleweight – Ryan Aston lost to Curtis Valentine by RTD 2 / 10 – Time: 1:05 – Vacant BBBofC Midlands Area middleweight title.
In an IBF welterweight eliminator, #4 rated Kell Brook (28-0, 18 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round majority decision over #3 rated Carson Jones (34-9-2, 24 Kos). Brook built up an early lead, then withstood a furious late assault by Jones to win by scores of 114-114, 116-113, 115-113. - Middleweight Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) knocked out Euro champion Kerry Hope (17-4, 1 KO) in round eight. Time was 2:59. - Former world champion and reigning Euro lightweight king Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KOs) scored a good action ninth round KO over Derry Mathews (30-7-1, 16 KOs). Rees battered the game Mathews, finally decking him at 1:20 of round nine.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States
Super bantamweight – Nonito Donaire beat Jeffrey Mathebula on UD 12 / 12 – WBO super bantamweight title (supervisor: Richard De Cuir) – IBF super bantamweight title (supervisor: Aaron Kizer)
Super middleweight – Kelly Pavlik beat Will Rosinsky on UD 10 / 10
Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Jeffrey Mathebula (26-4-2, 14KOs) to unify the WBO/IBF super bantamweight titles. The scores were 117-110, 118-109 and 119-108. Mathebula was throwing a very lazy jab and left himself wide open for DOnaire’s power shots. Donaire was landing almost at will and staggered Mathebula several times in the first round. Mathebula stood firm in the second, trading punches but taking more damage as Donaire’s faster punches were easily catching the target. - In the co-main event, Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) looked sluggish and unimpressive in defeating Wil Rosinsky (16-2, 9 KOs) via unanimous decision with two scores of 98-91 and one score of 97-92. While Rosinsky was effective at times with the overhand right, ultimately, Pavlik’s size and ability to walk through Rosinksy’s power lead to a knockdown in the second and a wide unanimous decision on all scorecards.
Saturday 7 July 2012 – Bally’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Middleweight – Patrick Majewski beat Chris Fitzpatrick on TKO 5 / 10 – Vacant NABF middleweight title.
Middleweight Patrick Majewski (19-1, 13 KOs) claimed the vacant NABF belt with a fifth round stoppage of Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6 KOs)the bout was halted after round five due to a cut suffered by Fitzpatrick, who wasn’t happy about the stoppage. - In the co-feature, jr welterweight Naim Nelson (7-0, 1 KO) outpointed Esteban Rodriguez (5-2-1, 1 KO) over six. Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 60-54 for Nelson.
Boxing Schedule On Television – 30th March to 6th April – From Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Panama, United Kingdom, United States
· Friday 30 March 2012 – Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama
Television: Panama TV Max Channel 9 – Argentina TyC Sports
X11 super bantamweight – Roberto Vasquez vs Mario Briones – vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title
X11 bantamweight – Marcos Cardenas – WBA Fedelatin bantamweight title
10×2 lightweight – Cecilia Comunales vs Maribel Santana – vacant WBA female lightweight title
X10 welterweight – Azael Cosio vs Tomas Mendez – WBC Latino welterweight title
X9 lightweight – Ismael Barroso vs Julio Camano – WBA Fedebol lightweight title
· Friday 30 March 2012 – Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Television: United States ESPN2
X10 lightweight – Henry Lundy vs Dannie Williams – NABF lightweight title
X10 middleweight – Elvin Ayala vs Hector Camacho Jr – WBC United States (USNBC) middleweight title
· Saturday 31 March 2012 – Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Television: Germany ARD Hungary DigiSport
X12 super middleweight – Arthur Abraham vs Piotr Wilczewski – WBO European super middleweight title
X12 light heavyweight – Eduard Gutknecht vs Tony Averlant – EBU (European) light heavyweight title (supervisor: Charles Giles)
X10 cruiserweight – Mateusz Masternak vs Felipe Romero
· Saturday 31 March 2012 BoxNation
Live from Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany – The WBO European Super Middleweight Championship – Arthur Abraham vs Piotr Wilczewski – 33 – 3 reigning WBO European Super Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham defends his crown for the first time, after winning it in January 2012 against Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias. The Armenian-born German fighter, 32, will make his first title defence against Polish 33-year-old Piotr “The Wilk” Wilczewski, who will bring a 30 – 2 record to the ring.”King” Arthur Abraham will have the home crowd backing for the fight, which will come to you LIVE on BoxNationTV on Saturday 31st March from Kiel, Germany.
· Saturday 31 March 2012 – Indosiar Studio, Jakarta, Indonesia
Television: Indonesia Indosiar
X12 super featherweight – Afrizal Cotto vs Irvan Barita Marbun – Indonesia Boxing Commission (KTI/IBC) super featherweight title
· Saturday 31 March 2012 – Gimnasio Auditorio, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Television: Mexico Televisa
X12 bantamweight – Hugo Ruiz vs Yonfrez Parejo – interim WBA World bantamweight title (supervisor: Miguel Prado)
10×2 super flyweight – Ana Maria Torres vs Maria Andrea Miranda – WBC female super flyweight title
10×2 flyweight – Ava Knight vs Hongfah Tor Buamas
· Saturday 31 March 2012 – Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Television: United States FOX Espanol
X12 lightweight – Jorge Linares vs Sergio Thompson
X10 super middleweight – Marco Antonio Periban vs Gerardo Diaz
X10 super bantamweight – Jose Rubio vs Miguel Chi
· Saturday 31 March 2012 – Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Television: United States Azteca America
X10 light heavyweight – Kelly Pavlik vs Aaron Jacobout
X10 featherweight – Evgeny Gradovich vs Francisco Leal
· Saturday 31 March 2012 – Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Television: United Kingdom SKY
12×3 light middleweight – Brian Rose vs Max Maxwell – BBBofC British light middleweight title
8×3 welterweight – Rick Godding vs Martin Welsh
· Wednesday 4 April – BoxNation
Live from Vodova Arena, Brno, Czech Republic – The WBO World Interim Light Middleweight Championship -Lukas Konecny vs Salim Larbi - Reigning WBA World Interim Cruiserweight Champion Denis Lebedev defends his title for the first time against 37-year-old Barbadian Shawn Cox. Lebedev, 32, has an impressive 23 – 1 record, with his only career reversal coming in a 2010 split decision loss to Marco Huck when challenging for the WBO World Cruiserweight Championship. The Russian has since recorded wins over Roy Jones Junior and James Toney, the latter bout seeing him win the Interim strap that he defends in the picturesque Crocus City Hall. For Cox, this bout represents a first shot at a world title, albeit an interim one. The Caribbean southpaw, who brings a 16 – 1 record into the ring, has previously held the WBC Caribbean title, while he has also won 15 of his 17 bouts by way of knockout.