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KIEV. May 4. UNN. (Ukrainian National News) Vitali Klitschko: If I fight David Haye it will be the last in my career– (Translated from Ukrainian) WBCheavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko said that if he could negotiate a fight with former world champion David Haye, Then this would be the last fight of his career. The athlete mentioned that he has reached all the goals set before him, so in the near future will retire from professional sports. ”Negotiations are continuing with Hay. If we can can reach an agreement he will be the last of my sporting career “, – said Vitaly Klitschko.
The Champion also said that it is important not only to have won a prestigious title in boxing, but that every time he went into the ring, he went in to defend the title. ”Although my active career as a boxer is approaching the finishing line, sports will always be in my life. Sports gave me the knowledge and skills that I could not get in any university and cannot buy at any price. Sports formed my character, taught me to be organized, focused, disciplined and self-taught. This is what we (Vladimir) always talk about during our meetings with children and young people “, – he said.
KIEV. May 4. UNN. (Ukrainian National News) world WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will be meeting with his future rival American Tony Thompson on May 8 in Bern, Switzerland. This was reported by the TIN press service for Klitschko Management Group. – The Opponents will hold their first joint press conference at the National Stadium in Bern. – Wladimir Klitschko – Tony Thompson will be held on July 7 in Bern. Wladimir Klitschko has already fought with Tony Thompson in 2008. The Ukrainian won by knockout in the 11th round. (Translated from Ukrainian).
News Source: Ukrainian National News - http://www.unn.com.ua
Latest Boxing News in Brief – Wednesday 2nd March for: Alex Ariza is Not Going Anywhere, Burns vs. Laryea, Chad Dawson, Chavez Jr. vs. Zbik, Donaire vs. Moreno, Foreman vs. Wolak, Green considers retirement, Juanma confirms fighting at 130, Khurtsidze vs Cendrowski, Kirkland vs. Gibbs, Manny Pacquiao, Murray defends EBU title, Perez vs. Abdoul, Reid for Prizefighter, WSB – The Los Angeles Matadors
- Reid for Prizefighter – Former WBC super middleweight champion Robin Reid came through his first fight in over three years on Saturday night to continue his preparation for Prizefighter Super-Middleweights II at Liverpool’s Olympia on Wednesday 23 March. The 40 year-old claimed a points decision against Jamie Ambler at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, with the ‘Grim Reaper’ tasting action for the first time since losing a British title fight against Carl Froch in November 2007. Reid was heavily linked with a spot in the line-up of the last event – the Light-Heavyweights II in February – and after conversations with Matchroom Sport’s managing director Eddie Hearn, he decided that he wanted to get back into action when the 17th edition of the eight-man, one-night tournaments is staged at the Liverpool Olympia.
- Perez vs. Abdoul - Irish based Cuban heavyweight Mike “The Rebel” Perez will be out to impress UK fight fans this Friday when he takes on two time European title challenger, Ismail Abdoul over 8 rounds at the Doncaster Dome. Perez has racked up a dozen straight wins since turning professional in 2008 with ten of those coming by KO and an incredible 8 of those coming in the first round.
- Burns vs. Laryea - World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super-Featherweight Champion Ricky Burns has promised to give Scottish sport a massive boost on March 12 with victory over challenger Joseph Laryea. And he hopes the win will inspire Scotland’s rugby team to halt England’s grand slam ambitions at Twickenham the following day. “I know the rugby lads will be watching my fight as they prepare up for the game,” said Burns. – “They’ve not had much luck recently, and I was gutted they couldn’t get over the line against Ireland on Sunday. – “But I know a game against England will bring out the best in them, especially as it gives them the chance to stop them winning the grand slam.
- WSB – The Los Angeles Matadors were back in action Monday night at the Avalon Hotel in Hollywood, where they took on the Memphis Force, the team that had upset them in week nine of the World Series of Boxing (WSB). The sellout crowd got their money’s worth as all five bouts entertained, three of them ending within the distance. Results: Bout 1: bantamweights – Joseph Diaz (Los Angles) UD Ronny Beblik (Memphis) - Bout 2: lightweights – Eric Fowler (Los Angeles) TKO2 Elian Dimitrov (Memphis) - Bout 3 : middleweights – Chris Pearson (Los Angeles) TKO4 Chris Jones (Memphis) - Bout 4 :light heavyweights – Vyacheslav Shabranskij (Los Angeles) TKO4 Anthony Mack (Memphis) - Bout 5: heavyweights – David Imoesiri (Los Angeles) UD Jovonta Charles (Memphis).
- Murray defends EBU title against Ouazghari - European lightweight Champion John Murray heads to the capital and now headlines the York Hall on Saturday 2nd April.The unbeaten Manchester star makes the second defence of his title against the reigning Spanish champion Karim El Ouazghari from Barcelona.
- Green considers retirement - Current IBO Cruiserweight championship holder Danny Green, 37, is pondering retirement after he underwent emergency surgery in early January. Green, who holds a profesional record of 37(27)-3-0, has reportedly had difficulty returning to full fitness after a large abscess was removed from his abdomen. ”The doctors have left it up to me. They’ve advised me to just see how I feel and really the ball’s in my court. – ”I’m not going to make any stupid decisions. If I can go on I’d like to, if I can’t, well then I’m a realist. I realize that it wouldn’t be easy to just walk away from it but I’ll have to do what my body’s telling me to do.
- Juanma confirms fighting at 130 - Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-0, 27 KOs), confirmed that 2011 will be his last year at 126 pounds and he will be headed up to the junior lightweight division in 2012. “We have two fights at 126, Orlando Salido and a rematch with Rafael Marquez,” stated Juanma. “I hope to go to 130 pounds for 2012.” He added that he expects to make stops in the 135lb and 140lb divisions, as well. A bout with Yuriorkis Gamboa could come late this year or in 2012, but Gamboa must first face the dangerous Chris John.
- If Manny Pacquiao can get by his next opponent Shane Mosley on May 7th, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum plans on matching his fighter Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KO’s) in his next fight if Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t available to fight Pacquiao. Arum realizes that Marquez, 37, is the best option available for Pacquiao if Mayweather isn’t available to fight. Speaking with Scoop Malinowski at boxinginsider.com, Arum said “After each fight we take a good look to see if Mayweather’s going to be available. If he is, that’s the fight we want. If he isn’t, we go to the next option.
- Chavez Jr. vs. Zbik - Number #1 ranked WBC middleweight contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) will be facing undefeated WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KO’s) on June 4th without a tune-up bout to get ready for the fight. Chavez Jr., the son of former boxing world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, was supposed to be taking a tune-up fight against David Medina. It looks like they decided that fight was either too risky or wouldn’t given Chavez Jr. enough time to get ready for the title shot against Zbik.
- Foreman vs. Wolak - WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KO’s) will be taking on Pawel Wolak (28-1, 18 KO’s) on Saturday night 3 / 5 at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Foreman-Wolak fight will be taking place on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga fight.
- Alex Ariza is Not Going Anywhere - Trainer Freddie Roach has said that strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza will remain with Team Pacquiao despite rumors that the Colombian was on his way out. Roach, speaking to BoxingScene.com/Inquirer from his Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles squelched the rumors of the past few weeks. – The multi-titled trainer said “everything is great, real fine” even as he indicated that Ariza would leave for the Philippines this week to begin working with Pacquiao. – Ariza and Pacquiao spoke last night and Ariza said the pound-for-pound king wanted him to fly to General Santos City where he begins early training for the showdown against three-time champion Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 7.
- Khurtsidze vs Cendrowski For The Vacant IBO Title – An opponent was named for world-ranked Georgian middleweight Avtandil Khurtsidze (22-2-2, 13 KOs), who headlines a local fight card in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 13. WBA #1 ranked 160-pounder will take on experienced Polish battler Mariusz Cendrowski (21-2-2, 8 KOs) for the vacant IBO middleweight title, vacated by Peter Mandfredo Jr.
- Donaire vs. Moreno in unification bout - WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO’s) will likely be fighting a unification bout on May 28th against WBA World bantamweight champion Anselmo Moreno (30-1-1, 10 KO’s), according to boxing news from the ringtv.
- Former IBF/WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (29-1, 17 KO’s) will be fighting on May 21st on the undercard of the rematch between WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins at a still to be determined venue. The fight will be shown on HBO, and Dawson, if he wins his fight on the undercard, he’ll be fighting the winner of the Pascal vs. Hopkins bout.
- Kirkland vs. Gibbs on Alvarez-Hatton undercard this Saturday – Unbeaten former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland (25-0, 22 KO’s) will be fighting this Saturday night 3 / 5 against 32-year-old Ahsanti Gibbs (10-2, 4 KO’s) in a scheduled eight round bout on the undercard of the Saul Alvarez vs. Matthew Hatton bout at the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California.
Latest Boxing News in Brief – Monday 28th February for: Cotto Training Camp, Gesta Wants Luis Ramos Fight, Brähmer – Cleverly postponed, Francisco PalaciosTtraining Video, Will Mayweather Return To The Ring, Klitschko vs. Solis, Roy Jones Jr, Hopkins-Pascal, Jose Antonio Aguirre Retirement, Zab Judah vs. Kaizer Mabuza, Sunday Results
- Gesta wants Luis Ramos fight – After his impressive win over Genaro Trazancos last week in San Francisco, undefeated up and coming lightweight prospect Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (21-0-1, 11KOs) is more than ready to step up the level of competition. Having to face the overmatched Trazancos twice in less than twelve months because of a lack of willing opponents, the southpaw Gesta has a couple of fighters in his sights who he hopes to face off in a ring in the near future.
- Zab Judah vs. Kaizer Mabuza – Ustream, the leader in live online video, and boxing promoter Main Events, today announced that together they will deliver the upcoming Zab Judah vs. Kaizer Mabuza International Boxing Federation (IBF) Jr. Welterweight title fight on Saturday, March 5th as a Premium Ustream PPV broadcast.
- Brähmer – Cleverly postponed – The clash between WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer and interim champ Nathan Cleverly set for April 2 in London could be postponed for undisclosed reasons according to figosport.de. The new date is said to be May 21. The possibility exists that Cleverly might still fight on April 2 with former cruiserweight Enzo Maccarinelli, who would move to light heavyweight.
- Francisco Palacios training video – By Przemek Garczarczyk and Legacy Boxing – On April 2 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, undefeated #1 rated cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-0, 13 KOs) will challenge WBC titleholder Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (44-2, 32 KO). “There is only reason Włodarczyk is fighting me – I’m a mandatory challenger, he just has no other choice” – said Palacios. “I’m getting better every minute of my training and will be unstoppable in the ring. Whatever he will try to do, he cannot be prepared for what I will bring – speed, power, agility, you name it, I have it. My training camp is going great and I’m ready to bring a cruiserweight title to Puerto Rico. I want to be as great as our boxing hero Carlos DeLeon.”
- Will Mayweather Return To The Ring In July – Making the rounds right now is a strong rumor that says Mayweather could well be fighting again in July, in South Africa. Web site Fight Hype.com broke the story, when Jeff Mayweather spoke to them and confirmed that his nephew is in talks with the daughter of the legendary Nelson Mandela. The giant political figure celebrates his 93rd birthday in July and there is the possibility that Mayweather will fight in South Africa, in a tribute to the iconic figure.
- Klitschko vs. Solis: will HBO pick up this fight – By Jason Kim: For the time being it’s looking like HBO won’t be picking up the March 19th fight between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and challenger Odlanier Solis in Germany. The fight will be shown by an obscure premium cable channel called EPIX. That’s a channel that’s not carried by Comcast, and it’s thus the Klitschko-Solis fight won’t be seen by many Americans unless HBO steps up and agrees to buy this fight to show to American boxing fans.
- According to speculation from the LA Times, WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez could be on the verge of leaving his promotional company Golden Boy Promotions to get a shot against Manny Pacquiao.However, Bob Arum, of Top Rank Promotions, is saying he doesn’t want to promote Marquez. But who knows? If Marquez leaves GBP, he would be a free agent like Shane Mosley, who recently went out on his own to get a big mega fight with Pacquiao on May 7th.
- IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko could be potentially pulling out of the Chisora fight for the second time to take a unification mega bout against WBA heavyweight champion David Haye on July 2nd.
- Roy Jones Jr. who’s next – According to the latest boxing news rumors floating around, 42-year-old Roy Jones Jr. (54-7, 40 KO’s) could be facing top cruiserweight contender Denis Lebedev (21-1, 16 KO’s) next.
- Hopkins-Pascal - By Dan Ambrose: Having failed to beat WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal the first time around last December, 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins has been given another shot at trying to beat Pascal by the WBC, who ordered the rematch, and is making Chad Dawson wait a little while longer to get his rematch with Pascal. If Hopkins can’t do it this time, he needs to move on and look for some other fights because he blew it last time out by getting knocked down twice and having to settle for a draw.
- Jose Antonio Aguirre Announces Retirement – By Miguel Rivera – Junior flyweight contender José Antonio Aguirre (35-10, 21KOs), 35-years-old, has announced his retirement from boxing. Aguirre made a decision to leave the sport after failing to win the WBC championship from Gilberto Keb on Saturday in Yucatan, Mexico. Aguirre was stopped in nine rounds. He’s won only two of his last ten bouts since 2005. During the last few years, Aguirre has been plagued by shoulder problems and they continue to bother him. For many years he was one of the best boxers at 105-pounds as the WBC minimumweight champion. He was never able to adapt once moving up in weight to 108-pounds.
Inside the Cotto Training Camp – 2011
Vs. Ricardo Mayorga
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
WBA Super World light middleweight title
Sunday 27 February 2011
MagsaysayPark, Davao City, Philippines
Bantamweight – Glenn Porras def Richard Pumicpic by UD 12 / 12
Vacant Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) bantamweight title
Sunday 27 February 2011
Heritage Hotel, Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Light welterweight – Dave Ryan def Leonard Lothian PTS 10 / 10
Vacant BBBofC Midlands Area light welterweight title
Wladimir Klitschko: “My brother and I do not think about retirement”
World heavyweight champions: The Klitschko Brothers continue to dream of conquering all the major championship belts.
Wladimir Klitschko has promised that he will not surrender and will continue to negotiate with David Hay.
The Klitschko’s have made it clear that they will not retire as long as Haye holds the belt.
“My brother and I have always said that our goal is to win the four most prestigious belts in the heavyweight division and we will not deviate from these plans”.
“We will not think about leaving boxing as long as Hay has the champion’s belt, which we lack.
Yes, this year’s meeting seems unlikely, but I keep hoping that he would not retire”.
“What I have to say is, well David can not brag about all his life of “a great fight with Harrison” Such an early retirement from boxing will be a betrayal to all his fans “- said Wladimir Klitschko
I used to love going to the gym. Now it’s a chore
Middleweight contender John Duddy has announced that he is retiring from boxing effective immediately, thus rejecting a $100,000 purse for a proposed March 12 showdown with Irish compatriot Andy Lee. “After a great deal of soul-searching, I have decided to retire from boxing,” said Duddy in a statement. “I no longer have the enthusiasm and willingness to make the sacrifices that are necessary to honor the craft of prizefighting. I used to love going to the gym. Now it’s a chore. I wish I still had the hunger, but I don’t. The fire has burned out. And I know myself well enough to know that it won’t return….I give you my word, I will not come back.”