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Latest Boxing News in Brief – Friday 14, October – for: Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson, Paulie Malignaggi, Dewey Bozella, Mikkel Kessler forced to postpone, Airtight Boxing Promotions,Antonio Margarito and Fury vs. Pajkic
- Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson, will return to the ring when he takes on Omaha native and newcomer Tay Bledsoe (2-3, 2 KOs) in a 4 round heavyweight bout on Saturday night at the Heartland Event Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. The well-known and popular internet street–fighting sensation and former MMA combatant will be making his second appearance in the boxing ring. Kimbo is coached by renowned trainer John David Jackson and co-promoted by Gary Shaw and Tony Holden.
- Former IBF light welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi is picking IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KO’s) to beat challenger Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KO’s) on December 10th at the Convention Center, Washington, DC. – Malignaggi said this to esnewsreporting.com “I favor Amir [to beat Peterson]. Amir’s a tough style to win rounds against. He knows what he’s doing; he knows how to win rounds, especially the first time you see him. I think he beats Peterson.”
- Dewey Bozella will fight on the undercard of Hopkins vs Dawson this weekend on HBO PPV. – Bozella is a man who never gave up in what he believed. He spent 26 years in a New York State prison for murder he didn’t commit. – He was exonerated two years ago, and on October 15th, he makes his PRO debut on the undercard at Staples Center in Los Angeles. What’s more, Dewey is 52 years old. esnewsreporting.com reports
- Mikkel Kessler forced to postpone – Sauerland Event announced that super middleweight contender Mikkel Kessler has been forced to postpone his scheduled November 5 fight WBO titlist Robert Stieglitz due to a hand injury suffered in training camp. “This is a major disappointment for me,” Kessler said. “We´ve had a great preparation and I was in fantastic shape when I injured my right hand during a routine training session. The doctors advised me that it needs a rest and I can´t fight on November 5. I am very sorry to keep my fans waiting. The good news is that the injury should heal quickly after a little break. I will rest my hand and then get back to training to be fit for Stieglitz early next year.”
- Airtight Boxing Promotions - returns tonight at the Red and Jerry’s Sports Complex in Sheridan, Colorado. Cameron Dunkin-managed fighter and undefeated prospect Raul “El Chino” Carrillo (8-0, 6 KOs) will headline the main event against rugged Tyler Pogline (5-8, 4 KOs) in a scheduled six round welterweight bout. In the co-main event, Denver native and world ranked Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (28-11, 5 KOs) squares off against late replacement Carlos Sanchez (5-2, 2 KOs) in a scheduled six round light middleweight clash. Also, popular and female boxing sensation, Madeline Ortega (3-1, 1 KO) returns against TBA in a scheduled four round female flyweight bout.
- Former three time world champion, - Antonio Margarito opened up camp last week in Temoaya, Mexico. The city of Temoaya offers both the solitude, as well as the altitude that Antonio believes he needs for his December 3rd, bout against Miguel Cotto. Antonio is currently doing a morning run at the Otomi Ceremonial Center and training in the afternoon at The Temoaya Municipial Gym.
- Fury vs. Pajkic – A bitter, ongoing feud for the past year promises to finally erupt November 12 when a pair of 16-0 heavyweights, massive Tyson Fury and menacing Neven “No Surrender” Pajkic, put their perfect records on the line, as well as their immense pride, in a 12-round take-no-prisoners title fight at EventCity, Trafford Park (next to Trafford Centre) in Manchester, England. It will mark Fury’s first pro fight in his birthplace of Manchester.
WBA Fight Night – Mikkel Kessler vs. Mehdi Bouadla [R1]
Latest Boxing News & Updates – 25th October – for: Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Antonio Margarito, Garth “From The Hood” Wood,Sergio “Cero” Sanchez, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, Glen Johnson, Mikkel Kessler, Anthony “The Man” Mundine
- Amir Khan says Maidana & Margarito both to lose by KO — In an interview with fanhouse British boxer Amir Khan said that he will be the first person to knock out Marcos Maidana on December 11 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Khan spent the last few weeks in the Philippines, training with Roach and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao also believes that the Filipino champion is going to win by knockout, when he fights Antonio Margarito on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. – Khan, whose trainer is also Freddie Roach, have studied tapes on Maidana and worked out a strategy to win impressively.
- Wood vs. Mundine on December 8th — Contender Australia winner, Garth “From The Hood” Wood, and team will be heading off to a secret location this week in preparation for his December 8 all-Australian grudge match with Anthony “The Man” Mundine, 40-3 (24). — Wood, 9-1-1 (5), commenced training for the contest earlier this month in Sydney, but will spend the final six weeks in preparation at a confined training camp organized by manager, Mike Karigiannis, and trainer Billy Hussein.
- Sergio “Cero” Sanchez opens new gym — On Friday afternoon, mere steps from the San Diego-Tijuana border, former fighter Sergio “Cero” Sanchez, originally of the boxing hot bed of Los Mochis, MX, invited the Tijuana boxing community to the grand opening of his brand new gym, the Round Zero Box Training Center. Serving as the guest of honor was no other than three time world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce and tapped as the Godmother of the affair, two time super bantamweight WBC female champ Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava helped Arce cut the ceremonial grand opening ribbon.
- Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez arrives in Las Vegas late Sunday night to continue training for his upcoming world featherweight title fight against two-division world champion Rafael Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing, Zanfer Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and SHOWTIME, Lopez vs Marquez will take place Saturday, November 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.
- Super Six – Glen Johnson — 41-year-old former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson (50-14-2, 34 KO’s) plans on making the most of his great opportunity against Allan Green (29-2, 20 KO’s) in their Super Six tournament bout at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson is replacing Mikkel Kessler who dropped out of the tournament because of an injury. Johnson has the luck of facing Green, an opponent that he’s well familiar with because he’s sparred with him many times in preparing for fights and helping him prepare for fights. In an article at the Las Vegas Review Journal, Johnson says “My first reaction [to getting picked to fight in the Super Six tournament] was, ‘Wow, what a great opportunity. This is, I think, the best tournament in boxing. When the possibility to be a part of it came up, I immediately started doing what I need to do to get down to the weight. I haven’t done 168 in like 10 years, so I just have to commit myself and go to work.”
The winner of this epic clash – will earn a spot in the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinals. The tournament, as innovative as it is, has suffered from numerous hurdles dealing with boxer injuries. Jermaine Taylor, Mikkel Kessler and Andre Dirrell have all fallen victim to the menacing injury bug.
- Manny Pacquiao — According to Ringtv.com, Pacquiao took punishment by all three of his sparring partners in a series of three to four round spars totaling 10 rounds in his last day of sparring in the Philippines before leaving for the U.S. It’s not looking so good for Manny Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KO’s) as he continues to get ready for his title bout against Antonio Margarito (38-6, 27 KO’s) on November 13th for the WBC junior middleweight vacant title.
Margarito, 32, one of the best pressure fighters in boxing, intends on going after the smaller Pacquiao and bombarding him with punch after punch until he crushes him in front of what will likely be a huge crowd of 50,000+ at the Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. In an article by John Martinez at Box Score News, Margarito says “I’ve seen other guys hit him [Pacquiao] and give him pressure, but then they don’t continue their attack. I am going to go nonstop. If I see he’s hurt, and I’m not going to stop until he’s on the floor. The way he fights, he is open to uppercuts. He’s going to be eating mine and when he does, he won’t want to come inside.”
Kessler Will Retire if The Eye Injury Continues
WBA / WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (43-2, 32 KO’s) is still having problems with his injured right eye. Kessler, 31, dropped out of the Super Six tournament recently due to his complaints of not being able to see well out of his right eye, which he injured in his first Super Six tournament bout a year ago against American Andre Ward in November 2009. In an article at Spn.dk, Kessler says “It is still the same. There is no improvement yet. I don’t spare. I do not train hard. I am not in doubt that it will be better. The only question is, when it will be.”
Kessler’s recovery could take as long as nine months, according to his doctors.
Kessler will not take any chances with his vision. If the eye clears up, but then returns in either training camp, or his comeback fight, the popular Dane will retire from boxing to avoid any permanent injury to his vision.
“People always say to me ‘what if you get hit and it starts up again? What if you go blind? Is it worth it?’ No, it is not,” Kessler says.
The WBC made him the “Champion Emeritus.” Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham will fight for (his) the vacant WBC title on November 27 in Helsinki, Finland. The status of “Champion Emeritus” allows Kessler to get an immediate title shot at the winner.
Boxing News for: Roy Jones, Jr, Danny Santiago, Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson, Mikkel Kessler, Devon Alexander, Michael Angelo Perez, Judah vs Matthysse, David Haye, Audley Harrison, Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan, Hasim Rahman, Chad Dawson, Tavor Cloud
- Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Danny Santiago – Postponed
Square Ring Promotions announced today that it was postponing the Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Danny Santiago Boxing event scheduled for October 7 due to a hand injury suffered by Roy Jones, Jr. John Wirt, CEO of Square Ring Promotions, said “Roy’s manager, McGee Wright, informed me today that Roy injured his left hand while sparring on Saturday and that on Monday, he went to the doctor and X-rays were taken. While the X-rays do not show a fracture, his hand is swollen and continues to bother him to such an extent that we have no choice but to postpone the fight. At this point, we are planning on rescheduling the fight and will make an announcement regarding the new date as soon as possible.”
- Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson replaces Mikkel Kessler
Veteran contender Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson has been tapped to replace the injured Mikkel Kessler in the Super Six World Boxing Classic and is preparing to meet Allan Green in a Group Stage 3 bout on Saturday, Nov. 6, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), it was officially announced today by SHOWTIME Sports® Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Hershman.
- Alexander Vs Mabuza – Bid
A Purse Bid was held in the IBF Office yesterday for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Championship mandatory defense between champion Devon Alexander and Kaizer Mabuza. Branco Sports Productions was the only bidder. Branco bid $ 101,500.00. The winning bidder has 90 days to put the fight on.
- Michael Angelo Perez on Judah vs Matthysse Undercard
Unbeaten lightweight sensation Michael Angelo “The Artist” Perez will appear in a six round special attraction bout as part of the Zab Judah-Lucas Matthysse undercard Saturday, November 6 at the Prudential Center in his hometown of Newark, NJ.
Perez, a skilled pugilist with an intriguing style, is regarded amongst the top prospects on the East Coast. Unbeaten at 9-0 with 4 wins by knockout, the 20 year old phenom is coming off a devastating first round stoppage of veteran Jorge Ruiz. Prior to that, Perez made a name for himself on a national level, dominating previously unbeaten Francisco Reyes on TeleFutura. Perez opponent will be announced shortly.
- Haye: I’ll Beat The Klitschkos, Retire Like Lennox Lewis
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is still planning to chase unification fights with both Klitschko brothers. Haye has vowed to retire by next October, which doesn’t leave him with a lot of time to get the fights done. He wants to fight each Klitschko and then retire in the same manner as his idol, former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
“There’s a year to make those unification fights happen, win them and then retire at the top just like Lennox Lewis did. The brothers know I am the most dangerous person on the planet for them but I am sure the fights will happen and that I’ll win them,” Haye told The Sun. All this of course after his grudge fight with Audley Harrison on November 13 at the MEN Arena in Manchester.
- Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan
Undefeated junior middleweight sensation Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (28-0, 17KOs) will be returning to the ring in December, most likely against the rugged Pawel Wolak (27-1, 17KOs). The bout will take place either on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Alfonso Gomez pay per view event on December 4th or it will be the main event of a Fox Sports card that will take place on December 18th. The date should be finalized within the next couple weeks.
- Hasim Rahman Back Against Marcus McGee
Hasim Rahman, the former heavyweight champion who is still best known the world over for sensationally upsetting all-time great Lennox Lewis via 5th-round KO, fights again this Saturday night. Looking to stay busy in the hopes of landing one last title shot,” Rock,” now aged 37 and with a good 48-7-2(39) record, will face journeyman Marcus McGee in an eight-rounder at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama.
Former two-time light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (29-1, 17 KO’s) could be facing International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (21-0, 18 KO’s) in early 2011, according to boxing news from Steve Kim. Kim says that Dawson and Cloud’s people are in discussion for this fight.