Pro boxing News - 14 September
Written by Alexander Zammit
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 15:31
Tomasz Adamek To Face Vinny Maddalone – According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, Adamek, 42-1(27), fresh off his tougher than expected points win over “Big” Michael Grant, will rumble with the Queens, New York warrior in his next fight.
Rafael reports that promoters Kathy Duva (Adamek) and Joe DeGuardia (Maddalone) have a deal fore the fight, with Maddalone “raring to go,” but that the date and venue have still to be set. November 4th, at The Boardwalk in A.C is one possibility, while December 9th at The Prudential Centre in New Jersey and November 20th in Atlantic City are also in the frame. Either way, the potentially exciting battle will go out on pay-per-view.
Matt Macklin says he wants to move to world level after his European title challenge on September 18. The Brummie takes on Shalva Jomardashviliin a European middleweight championship fight at the LG Arena, Birmingham. A victory should boost his ratings with each of the big four world governing bodies. Macklin is currently inside the top 10 of the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO, and knocking on the door for a world title challenge. "At 28 I am coming into my prime," said Macklin. "I truly believe that I am ready for anyone in the world.
Mayweather News (source Boxingscene) Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson wants to make one thing perfectly clear -- he has never ... nor will ever ... date Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s baby mama ... despite what she told police.
As TMZ first reported, Josie Harris told Las Vegas cops that before Mayweather Jr. allegedly attacked her last week ... he demanded to know if Harris was dating Watson ... and she responded, "'Yes, that is who I'm seeing now.'"
But multiple sources close to C.J. -- including his father Charles Watson -- tell TMZ that the NBA player is only in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Danielle -- with whom he has a child.
C.J.'s dad -- who says he talks to C.J. every day -- also tells us, "I know for sure that Josie is not his girlfriend ... she did some event planning for C.J., but other than that, they have no relationship whatsoever."
Charles adds, "C.J. would never do anything like that to Mayweather [Jr.] ... he doesn't need that."
Bronco McKart postpones fight -- Turner Boxing Productions have informed the Universal Boxing Organization that an injury sustained by Bronco McKart has forced them to postpone his fight for the UBO World Middleweight title originally scheduled for September 18. The new date will be October 30, and the venue will remain Monroe High School in McKart’s hometown of Monroe, Michigan. McKart, 52-9-1 (31), last fought in February where he won an Inter-Continental title beating Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio from Columbia, and is a former WBO and IBA world champion. His opponent for October 30 is still to be announced, but promoter Dennis Turner is working on confirming a name soon.
Carlos Manuel Rivera Vs Charlie Serrano
Carlos Manuel Rivera (16-6-2, 5 KOs) and Charlie Serrano (9-2-0, 2 KOs) headline the October 15 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Both local fighters, Rivera from Port Richey looks to reverse his misfortune of three straight losses as he squares off with Tampa’s Serrano. Serrano, a local favorite, is stepping up in competition in facing Rivera, and will have to use his speed to try and overcome his more experienced opponent. Rivera, who recently fought for the NABO and NABF belts in May, has lost two of his last three by TKO. Rivera will find Serrano’s soft punching much easier to handle as he looks to take out the crowd as well as Serrano in this bout. This bout will be for the vacant Florida State Featherweight title.