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Boxing News & Updates - 4 September

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“Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona -- Former WBO super flyweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona left his training camp to fly to his hometown of General Santos City to celebrate his 20th birthday and never returned, forcing promoters to call off a fight scheduled for him on September 4.

His manager, Dr. Rajan Yraola told the Inquirer he didn’t want Sonsona to skip training but he insisted and “what happened last time happened again and Marvin claimed he had a problem in GenSan.”

 

 

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Morales Mexico City presser --  The stars of the “Gala Boxistica De La Ciudad De Mexico”, Erik “Terrible” Morales, Ana María Torres, Daniel Estrada, Edgar Sosa, Reyes Sanchez and Carlos Zarate Jr, accompanied by the WBC president, Jose Sulaiman, and promoter of the night on Sept. 11, Jose Luis Villuendas, came to the Museum of Grupo Modelo, which once again highlighted the importance of the evening to ratify the safe peacefulness of Mexico City.

Erik Morales reiterated that fighting in Mexico City is very important for him and will not disappoint the fans who come to see his fight with Willy Limond, and you’ll see a battle of power to power and thanked the authorities and the support they have given to this card.

 

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Jenifel Vicente Vs Hector Julio Avila -- Up and coming featherweight Jenifel Vicente (17-0-2, 11 KOs), popular for his non-stop punching style, will be crossing swords with grizzled, dynamite-fisted veteran Hector Julio Avila (47-4, 42 KOs) on September 18 at the Carlos Teo Cruz Coliseum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A classic matchup of youth vs. experience. Both men have predicted victories.

 

 

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Mayweather apology -- A few days after making his controversial comments on a video streaming network, Floyd Mayweather Jr. returned to Ustream late Friday night to clear the air with his fans and the boxing public. When Mayweather appeared on Ustream several days ago, some of his comments resulted in a mountain of negative press from the media and harsh comments from the boxing fans who watched the profane video.

"I do want to apologize for what happened the other night. I want to apologize to everybody because everybody thought that it was a racist comment that I said. I dont have a racist bone in my body. I have nothing but love for everybody. Some of my guys are Muslim, some of my guys are Jews. Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, whites, ...it doesn't matter. I got nothing but love in my heart. All i want to say is, if anybody was affected from what I said the other day, I apliogize as a man. I was just having fun. I didnt really mean it," Mayweather said.

 

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Alexander Povetkin -- Undefeated heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin, 19-0(14) returns to action in Germany on October 30th, against a TBA. The Teddy Atlas-trained 31-year-old decided, along with Atlas, that he was still not ready for a challenge of heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, and he withdrew from the September 11th date that subsequently went to former World Boxing Council champ Samuel Peter.

 

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Arthur Abraham Vs Carl Froch -- Thousands of Arthur Abraham fans are expected to flock into Monaco on October 2. That is when King Arthur faces Carl Froch in Showtime´s Super Six World Boxing Classic third-round match in the famous Chapiteau de Fontvieille. Abraham can count on two huge fan groups: His gigantic German fan-base plus his Armenian home support. “There will be a lot of fans traveling to Monaco – from Germany, from Armenia, from France, from everywhere,” King Arthur said. “I have chartered plans to fly them all in from Armenia and Berlin. Even in training camp here at the Baltic Sea (Zinnowitz) my fans have been asking me about tickets. They will drive down all the way from the this coast to the other coast to watch the clash.”

 

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Gilbert vs. Ouma on September 25th -- In a fight fan’s dream match, two warriors with completely different backgrounds will meet in what promises to be an action packed battle. Ouma, who was a former child soldier in Uganda, escaped the horrors of war through boxing. He made his way to the United States and soon became the Jr. Middleweight World Champion. Gilbert, who found boxing at the University of Nevada, Reno, discovered a talent and a passion for the sweet science. He is looking to regain his position in the middleweight division by taking on a tough test in Ouma.

 

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Kelly Pavlik -- Former WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (36-2, 32 KO’s) will be fighting on the undercard of the November 13th bout between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito at the Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. Pavlik, 28, last fought in April, losing a 12 round unanimous decision to Sergio Martinez.

 

 

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Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana --  HBO has offered $2 million for the WBA light welterweight match-up between champion Amir Khan and WBA interim champion Marcos Maidana if the fight takes place in the United States, according to boxing news from Dan Rafael of ESPN. HBO will pay $1.75 million if the Khan-Maidana bout takes place in the UK. In an article at thesun.co.uk, Khan’s business manager Asif Vali said that Maidana is asking for $1 million for the fight with Khan and that is too much money and that Maidana would have to come down, saying “Sometimes it can be better not to fight.”

 

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. -- A few days ago the World Boxing Council (WBC) announced that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is now the official challenger to middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. That mandatory title shot can easily be lost according to WBC president Jose Sulaiman. If Chavez moves on to a December 4 clash with WBA 154-poound champion Miguel Cotto, he will lose his mandatory status with the WBC.

 

 

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Vazquez Jr opponent named – The popular “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” is back with a world title fight and one of the biggest shows in Central Florida history that will be hosted at the 10,500 seat Silver Spurs Arena of the Osceola Heritage Park in an event billed: “The Rising Son Returns.”

In the main event WBO Jr. Featherweight Champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. of Bayamon, Puerto Rico will make the second defense of his title when he meets his toughest opponent so far in Ivan “Choko” Hernandez of Ensenada, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds with Vazquez’ WBO Jr. Featherweight Title at stake.