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Latest Boxing News in Brief: 16 February

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Latest Boxing News in Brief – Wednesday 16th February for: Andre Ward, Anthony Mundine, Boxing on ESPN in 3D, Felix Sturm, Jimmy Lange, Joseph Laryea, Klitschko vs. Solis, Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta, Ricky Burns, Roman gets title shot, Segura vs. Calderon II, Title Elimination fight



  • Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (20-0-1, 10 KOs), 2011 is the year - not just any year that he plans to leave his mark in the boxing world. - His first step towards that comes this Friday night, February 18th, when Gesta faces Genaro Trazancos (22-13-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round main event from the Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco, and broadcast on Telefutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate". The fight card is presented by Golden Boy Promotions with Don Chargin Promotions in association with Jorge Marron Productions.


  • On Saturday, the 12th of March, Great Falls, VA’s Jimmy Lange will headline his 12th show at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. The opponent for Lange will be the “Fighting Schoolteacher” Jimmy Holmes of DeMotte, IN. The bout will be a scheduled 10-rounder that will be fought at 160 pounds. Lange (34-4-2, 24 KO’s) is coming off the 2010 Beltway Boxing Knockout of the Year — a 10th round stoppage of Joe Wyatt November 6 at the Patriot Center. Lange won the NABA Junior Middleweight title with the win, but he will not be defending the title in this bout. Holmes (19-1-2, one NC, 10 KO’s) scored a first-round TKO over Joseph Harden on December 17 in Hammond, IN. Holmes is indeed a schoolteacher as he teaches physical education at an elementary school in Roselawn, IN.


  • Joseph Laryea has promised Ricky Burns a beating he'll never forget when they clash for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super-Featherweight title next month. - Laryea has sparred up to 20 rounds at a time in the searing heat of Accra, Ghana, in a bid to get in shape for the fight at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow.


  • Segura vs. Calderon II -- Ivan Calderon (34-1-1, 6 KO’s) might be going back for more punishment in a rematch with WBO light flyweight champion Giovanni Segura (26-1-1, 22 KO’s) on April 2nd at the Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Calderon, 36, was stopped in the 8th round last year by Segura in August, and took a lot of punishment in that fight.


  • Klitschko vs. Solis to be televised on Epix in U.S – Boxing News -- For American boxing fans hoping to see the March 19th bout between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38 KO’s) and challenger Odlanier Solis (17-0, 12 KO’s) on cable, they’ll be happy to learn the news that the fight will be picked up by the American premium cable channel Epix on 3/19, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.


  • Roman gets title shot - On a five-bout winning streak since his “Fight of the Year” candidate with Antonio Escalante a year ago, Juarez contender Miguel “Mickey” Roman (33-7, 25 KOs) has earned himself a shot at the WBA World Featherweight Champion Jonathan Victor Barros (31-1-1, 18 KOs). Rated No. 9 by the WBA, Roman will journey either to Barros’ country of Argentina, Mexico or Panama for the fight. Roman’s promoter, Promociones del Pueblo, is negotiating with Barros’ camp on the location.


  • WBA Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward will be joining the coverage team for the Feb. 19th Nonito Donaire-Fernando Montiel Bantamweight Title match. Ward, who is now in the semi-finals of the Super Six World Boxing Classic on Showtime, will be providing analysis and doing interviews at the Februrary 18th weigh-in and the post fight press conference on February 19th. Ward will be joining Al Bernstein and Trip Mitchell on the coverage team. All the features and interviews can be seen at www.


  • Title Elimination Bout - Woodland Hills, California (February 14, 2011) - Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing and Lights Out Promotions have added another USBA title bout to the third installment of WARNER CENTER WAR on Friday, March 4, 2011. In the co-main event, Otis Griffin (23-6-2, 9 KOs), ranked #7 by the IBF, puts his USBA light-heavyweight title on the line against Yusaf Mack (28-3-2, 17 KOs), who is ranked #8 in. This is a world title elimination bout with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger to IBF light-heavyweight champion, Tavoris Cloud..


  • Former two time WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (40-4, 24 KO’s) will be facing former Australian Contender Super middleweight series champion Garth Wood (10-1-1, 6 KO’s) on April 13th in what could be a fight that puts the 35-year-old Mundine’s career on the line when they meet at the Brisbane Entertainment Center. Mundine was shockingly knocked out in the 5th round by the little known inexperienced Wood last year in December.


  • WBA Super World middleweight champion Felix Sturm (34-2-1, 14 KO’s) will continue with his practice of dipping down in the bottom of the WBA rankings to find his opponents when he takes on number #12 WBA ranked Ronald Hearns (26-1, 20 KO’s) this Saturday night at the Porsche Arena, in Stuffgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. (source boxingnews)


  • Boxing on ESPN in 3D -- FSPN will present boxing in 3D for the first time on Friday with ESPN’s Friday Night Fights telecast at 9 p.m. ET from Salisbury, Md. The fight will also be televised on ESPN2. To see the fight in 3D, you need 1) a 3D-ready TV, 3D glasses and a special 3D-ready box from your cable provider - Jr. Middleweight Harry Joe Yorgey (21-1, 10 KOs) will fight in an off-TV bout against journeyman Taronze Washington (14-14, 7 KOs) on the undercard of the February 25 Friday Night Fights show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.