Boxing News - 21 September
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 06:30
Written by Alexander Zammit
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 06:26
Promoter Frank Warren gave George Groves, 48 hours to accept a fight with James DeGale. Groves has repeatedly called out the Londoner in the media. And now he has the opportunity to get the fight he claims he wants, after Warren sent Hayemaker Promotions a written offer at 1pm on Tuesday offering Groves the fight on December 11. "I have written to Groves formally offering him a fight against DeGale," said Warren, who is assembling a blockbuster show to celebrate his 30th year as a promoter. "He will not got better money elsewhere. "It's the fight he keeps saying he wants; now we will find out whether he is man enough to back up his word.
Sonoran, Hernan "Tyson" -- An experienced fighter from Sinaloa, Valentin "Picoco" Leon will be the opponent for the sensational knockout artist from Sonoran, Hernan "Tyson" Marquez, in the main event of the card called "Battles of the Bicentennial" to be held at the Center for Multiple Use (CMU) on September 24. The fight between Marquez (27-2, 21 KOs) and Leon (23-20-3, 17 KOs) will be for ten rounds at flyweight and will be broadcast on Azteca America to the United States and the event is organized by Zanfer and Rama Promotions.
Carlos "Tata" Baldomir -- LOS ANGELES, September 20 - Fresh off of his spectacular sixth round knockout victory over former World Champion Carlos "Tata" Baldomir this past Saturday at Los Angeles' STAPLES Center, Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has re-signed with Golden Boy Promotions.
Due to a confidentiality clause, terms of the multi-year deal will not be disclosed.
DevonAlexander -- According to Boxing Scene WBC/IBF junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander has responded to certain comments that were made by WBO champion Tim Bradley during a recent video interview conducted by BoxingScene's Luis Sandoval.
In the interview, Bradley said that Devon Alexander should already be training in the gym to get ready for their proposed January 29th showdown and that he is going to put a beating on Alexander. "Bradley should be signing contracts instead of doing interviews saying he is going to whoop me. Bradley is just using his promoter as an excuse to duck me again. Why do interviews talking junk when you won't sign a contract to make the fight? I have done everything on my side possible to make this fight happen and he's done nothing to make this fight happen except make excuses." Devon said to Boxing Scene.
Former world champion Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (26-7-1, 16 KOs) now based in Southern California is determined for the opportunity to again become a world champion. His first chance towards that goal comes this Saturday in the 10 round main event against former “Contender” reality television show participant Joey Gilbert (20-2, 15 KOs) of Reno, Nevada. The site of the fight card will be the GrandSierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
Sam Soliman returns -- In a nationally televised IBF Pan Pacific middleweight championship bout, former world title challenger Sam Soliman (38-11, 16 KOs) will return to ring action on Thursday when he will clash with Pradeep Singh (15-2-1, 8 KOs) over twelve rounds in the Atrium Room at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. “I have been in training camp for several weeks and have had excellent sparring with top middleweights and also with world rated welterweight Samuel Colomban,” Soliman said. “My opponent Pradeep Singh has an excellent record and gave world rated Ryan Waters a tough fight recently, so I am expecting a hard night in the ring.” Soliman continued, “My trainer Dave Hedgecock has got me in great shape for Thursday against Singh. I would like to thank the promoter Brian Amatruda for giving me an opportunity to headline on his show which hopefully will lead to a world title shot in 2011.”
Krzysztof Włodarczyk Vs Jason Robinson -- “We love Poland. You have great cigars, cognac and we have a great place to prepare ourselves in Warsaw. Unfortunately for Krzysztof, we are here to get the WBC belt. Jason is fighting the best cruiserweight in the world and he has to be great to beat him,” George Hernandez said during today’s press conference in Warsaw’s “Hilton.” Hernandez is the head coach of Jason Robinson (19-5, 11 KOs) who will challenge Krzysztof Włodarczyk (43-2, 32 KOs) for his WBC belt on Saturday.
Three-time world champion Antonio Margarito is running up the mountains in San Bernardino, Ca. in his first phase of training for the mega fight against Manny Pacquiao on November 13.
“Margarito goes straight up – no trails – he runs through brambles and bushes,” said chief trainer Robert Garcia today. Garcia said he drives Margarito to Mount Baldy, elevation 4,193 feet, in San Bernardino County.
“We need strong legs to beat Pacquio,” Garcia said. ”Antonio runs up the mountain for a hour, returns and then we’re off right away to the El Monte Gym which is nearby. There, Antonio goes into a hard workout – mitts, then heavy bag, jump rope, speed bag, It’s a long, hard workout. No sparring – at least, not yet.”
Garcia said Margarito will break camp at the El Monte Gym at the end of this week and then begin phase two of training in Oxnard, Calif.
“Margarito will spar for six weeks beginning next week,” said Garcia. “This is our game plan and we are right on schedule.”
Pacquiao vs. Margarito on November 13 is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. Pacquiao vs. Margarito will be available on HBO Pay Per View.
Allan Tanada -- Unbeaten 18-year-old Filipino Allan Tanada (10-0-2, 5 KOs), 130, surprisingly acquired the vacant OPBF super-feather belt as he quickly caught WBA#11 ranked prohibitive favorite Rikiya Fukuhara (24-4-1, 18 KOs), 129.75, Japan, with solid and accurate combinations en route to an upset KO victory at 1:47 of the third round beneath a world title twin-bill on Monday in Saitama, Japan. The OPBF elimination bout took place due to the retirement of Koji Kawamura because of a detached retina.
Results – Monday 20 September 2010
Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Super featherweight - Takashi Uchiyama defeated Roy Mukhlis by TKO 5 / 12
WBA World super featherweight title (supervisor: Yang-Sub Shim)
Lightweight - Ryuji Migaki defeated Akinori Kanai by TKO 6 / 12
OPBF lightweight title
Super flyweight - Tomas Roja defeated Kohei Kono by UD 12 / 12
Vacant WBC super flyweight title (supervisor: Frank Quill)
Super featherweight - Allan Tanada defeated Rikiya Fukuhara by KO 3 / 12
Vacant OPBF super featherweight title