Posts Tagged ‘Presser’
Latest Boxing News in Brief – July 1st – for: Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye, “The Nightmare” Martirosyan, Marquez / Marquez Presser, Pavlik to Face Darryl Cunningham, Kingpin accepts Perez challenge, July 9 Panama show may be canceled, Ramos vs. Shimoda on Lara vs. Williams undercard on 7/9
- Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye
Are set to meet in Hamburg, Germany this Saturday night in one the most eagerly anticipated heavyweight contests in years. In fact, in terms of its significance it is no exaggeration to place this fight up there with the epic contest that took place between Wladimir’s older brother Vitali Klitschko and Britain’s Lennox Lewis back in 2003, when Lewis managed to open up a nasty cut above the giant Ukrainian’s left eye that led to the referee stopping the fight at the start of the seventh round.
- “The Nightmare” Martirosyan
Undefeated junior middleweight Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (30-0, 19KO’s) is looking to secure a major fight this fall. The WBC’s top rated 154-pounder had his sights set on a Mexican Independence Day show down with Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez but that might not come to fruition any time soon. “Canelo and I would be a big fight at STAPLES Center. The place would be full of Mexican and Armenian fans. His style and my style go together perfectly and would give the fans the fight that they want to see,” said Martirosyan. Indications are that Alvarez will not face the Glendale, California, based fighter this year. With that news, Team Martirosyan is moving on and there are plenty of options in the loaded junior middleweight division.
- Marquez / Marquez Presser
In the VIP room of Cinemex Antara in Polanco, Mexico City, Mexican stars Juan Manuel and Rafael Marquez, accompanied by their trainers Nacho Beristain and Daniel Zaragoza, respectively, made the official announcement of their return to the ring on July 16th in the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo. WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel (52-1, 38 KOs) will face Likar Ramos (24-3, 18 KOs), while Rafael (39-6, 35 KOs) faces a fighter to be named. Juan Manuel is preparing for a November 12 clash with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, while Rafael is getting ready for WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka.
- Pavlik to Face Darryl Cunningham
Former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik could be taking no chances of getting beaten in his next fight by taking on 2nd tier fighter Darryl Cunningham (23-2, 10 KO’s) for a tune-up fight on August 6th, according to the latest boxing news. Pavlik was recently almost beaten by Alfonso Lopez in a truly awful fight for Pavlik. He appeared to lose the fight in the minds of many boxing fans, and looked no better than he had in losing to Sergio Martinez last year. Pavlik is hoping to fight International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian Bute later this year in a big money fight.
- Kingpin accepts Perez challange
“Congrats on winning the Prizefighter tourney. I was impressed. And, I am going to do you a favor and step up and accept your challenge if you are serious about stepping it up in competition. You and your team know how to get in touch with me. We’ve sparred plenty of rounds so you know what I can do and I know what you can do. And since nobody seems to want to fight over here in the US, I will come to you in the UK to get it done. I’m ready willing and able to meet you halfway. My phone lines are open and my bags are packed. You can even hit me on Facebook or Twitter. Let me know what’s up.”
- Ramos vs. Shimoda on Lara vs. Williams undercard on 7/9
As the Co-Feature to the Paul “The Punisher” Williams-Erislandy Lara 12-Round Main Event Bout, the Ramos-Shimoda Championship Bout Will Pit The WBA #1-ranked Rico Ramos (19-0, 10 KOs) challenging World Champion, Akifumi Shimoda (23-2-1, 10 KOs) in a 12-round bout for the Tokyo native’s World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight Championship.
- July 9 Panama show may be canceled
The boxing card billed as “La Revancha” scheduled on July 9 in the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City with seven French fighters including WIBA female world champion Anne Sophie Mathis (24-1, 21 KOs) may be cancelled said a confident source. “We’re supposed to fight but due to a problem with the promoter and no financial guarrantee for the French fighters, they won’t go in Panama,” said international French manager Christel Aujoux – Panamanian fighters include former WBA world champion Ricardo Cordoba, Joao Powell, Loel Barrantes, Julio Canastuj, Julio Garcia and former WIBA world champion Ana Pascal who would face French opponents.
Boxing News in Brief – May 20 – for: Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, Cleverly to fight Kuziemski, Omar Narvaez to Defend his WBO Title, Paul Williams In Search of New Opponent, Macklin – Sturm, Flores stops Campos, Green–Tarver presser, Lovemore N’dou says: I’m The Master, Who is Kell Brook?
- Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins
With American and Canadian media in attendance, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins hosted a media workout today at a local boxing gym in Montreal, Canada where the 46-year-old Two-Division World Champion and Future Hall of Famer discussed his championship rematch against WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Champion Jean Pascal which takes place this Saturday, May 21 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. In a rare fight week occurrence, Hopkins even stopped to pose and speak with several amateur fighters and fans stating “I promise you this will be the only time you see me on my knee.”
- Cleverly to fight Kuziemski
Nathan Cleverly will now make the first defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against Aleksy Kuziemski from Poland this Saturday at the 02 Arena in London. Liverpool’s Tony Bellew, who had stepped in this morning to replace Juergen Braehmer, has been beaten by the scales to make the pre-fight weight check today.
- Omar Narvaez to Defend his WBO Title
Argentinean fighter Omar Narvaez (34-0-2, 19KOs) will defend the super flyweight belt of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) on June 11 against an opponent to be determined. Narvaez will headline a card at the legendary Luna Park in Buenos Aireas, Argentina. Promotor Oswaldo Rivero announced the date. Narvaez returns for the first time since winning a tough decision over previously unbeaten Cesar Seda of Puerto Rico, which took place on April 15. “We are in talks with a few fighters who are in the WBO super flyweight rankings,” said Rivero. “We also looking at the possibility of having WBA and WBO flyweight champion, the undefeated Yesica Bopp, make a new defense.”
- Paul Williams In Search of New Opponent
Paul Williams needs a new opponent for his July 9th, HBO-televised comeback. As fans know, Japanese fighter Nobuhiro Ishida, fresh off his stunning upset of the unbeaten James Kirkland, was to have taken the July date with “The Punisher.” However, according to Dan Rafael, who has been given info by “multiple sources involved in the event,” HBO withdrew the initial approval they gave for the match-up; pulling the plug on Tuesday.
- Macklin – Sturm
Matthew Macklin surprised the German media when he came face to face with Felix Sturm at their press conference in Cologne ahead of their World title fight in the city on June 25th. Two times European Middleweight Champ Macklin made a big impression by addressing the assembled media in perfect German but he has promised that the charm offensive will be replaced with a far more aggressive offensive once he enters the ring at the 20,000 seater Lanxess Arena next month.
- Flores stops Campos
Featherweight Miguel Flores remained undefeated at (9-0, 6 KOs), after stopping Rolando Campos, (2-4, 1 KO), in the fifth round but not without a few heart-stopping moments at the latest Savarese Boxing Promotions fight night at the Houston Club. Flores, 18, immediately went to work with crisp combinations to the head and body from the outset, but just when it seemed he was comfortably in control, he ducked smack into a right uppercut that had him momentarily out on his feet. He instinctively grabbed and leaned on Campos, buying enough time to shake it off, get his legs back and regain control of the fight.
- Green–Tarver presser
The media tour for the July 20th IBO Cruiserweight fight between Australian champion Danny Green (31-3, 27 KOs) and American Antonio Tarver (28-6, 19 KOs) was in Perth, Western Australia . The event at the Belmont Racing Circuit saw both boxers exhibit respect for each other yet strong confidence that each would be victorious for their forthcoming fight at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney in eight weeks time. The former four time world champion Tarver was confident of causing an upset and stated, “I think they took this fight because I was 42 and thought I was too old. Let me tell you I am no Roy Jones and I have come to Australia with only one objective in mind and that is to win the IBO Cruiserweight title. I pride myself that I was the first fighter to knock out Roy Jones and I will be the first fighter to knock out Danny Green.”
- Lovemore N’dou says: I’m The Master, Who is Kell Brook?
By Phil D. Jay – Former world light-welterweight champion Lovemore N’dou has predicted a master teaching a pupil on June 25th when he and Kell Brook meet at the Hillsbrough Centre in Sheffield. The 39 year-old has a chequered record over the last four years and hopes to get back to winning ways against the former British champion. “The Black Panther” last fought in December, when out-pointed by the now 154lb world champion Saul Alvarez at a catchweight of 150lbs and has just three wins eight prior to that fight. He now meets WBO number two ranked welterweight Brook, 25, in his home city and has reacted to Brook’s prediction of a first knockout defeat for N’dou.
“I’m the master in the sport of boxing, many tried before and failed,” Ndou told sowetan.co.za.
“They talk of Brook as the next big thing from the UK but to be quite honest, I don’t know anything about him. I don’t even know of any big-name fighter he has fought before.
“The real reason I’m fighting this boy is because he is rated No 2 by the WBO. Victory will pave the way to fighting for the title, which is held by Manny Pacquiao,” added the veteran.
Yorkshireman Brook is undefeated in his 23 contests so far since turning professional in 2004 and will be N’dou’s third fight in Britain after the Aussie-based South African fought Paulie Malignaggi in 2008 and Matthew Hatton in 2009, losing one and drawing the other.The two fighters will contest the vacant WBA Inter-Continental title in what will be N’dou’s 63rd pro fight in an 18-year career that has seen him hold the IBO and IBF titles at the 147lb limit and take some of the best fighters in the division, including Kermit Cintron and Miguel Cotto the championship distance. Kell Brook v Lovemore N’dou is live on Sky Sports on Saturday June 25th.
WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs) faced off with former WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs (51-5-1, 45 KOs) today at a press conference at o2 World Hamburg, Germany, where they will meet in the ring on Saturday, October 16th. The ticket sale starts today at www.eventim.de where tickets are available from 50 euro.