Pro Boxing News & Updates - 6 August
Last Updated on Friday, 06 August 2010 11:05
Written by Alexander Zammit
Friday, 06 August 2010 11:03
Harris vs. Aguilera in Minnesota -- Boxing 360 has another heavyweight fighting today Friday night. Veteran Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris (23-14-2, 10 KOs), winner of the 2002 Thunderbox Heavyweight Tournament.” Harris takes on IBF #15 rated Nagy “Dominican Dynamite” Aguilera (16-3, 11 KOs) in a 12-round bout for the Vacant USBA title, in Hinkley, Minnesota.
Chicago heavyweight “Merciless” Mike Mollo -- (20-3, 12 KOs) returns today Friday night to fight Gary “Pit Bull” Gomez (18-11-1, 7 KOs) in an 8-round bout at the UIC Pavilion Center.
Gomez, former WBC Continentals and GBU Cruiserweight Champion, replaced Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence. Mollo returns to the UIC Pavilion, where he defeated Billy Zumbrun this past March 26 by 8-round unanimous decision, after Mike had been inactive for 1 ½ years.
“It’s always great fighting at home,” Mollo said from his West Palm Beach (FL) training camp. “I always know that there’s going to be a packed house there rooting for me.”
Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen -- NEW YORK (Aug. 6, 2010) – Undefeated super middleweight prospect Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen, a native of Guyana, makes his “new” home debut Saturday night (Aug. 7) at the Aviator Sports Arena in Brooklyn, New York.
Allen (12-0, 7 KOs) is a much traveled, 25-year-old now living in Brooklyn. The aggressive southpaw faces his stiffest test to date, veteran Darnell Boone (17-15-2, 7 KOs), in an 8-round bout on Saturday’s card in Brooklyn, presented by HAVOC Boxing Promotions.
Devon Alexander -- The main event in St. Louis will feature Devon Alexander IBF/WBC light welterweight champion in his home town (20-0, 13 KO) facing challenger 32-year-old Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnik former WBA Light Welterweight champion (31-3-1, 13 KO) for the 140-pound title belts. Alexander, 23, has captured the crown as St. Louis' most popular pro boxer as we are in what appear to be the waning days of Cory Spinks' career as a top-flight contender. Alexander fights in a more exciting style than former stablemate Spinks ever has.
Allan Tanada Vs Jose Ocampo Two promising young prospects, undefeated Allan Tanada ( 8-0-2, 4 KO’s) and southpaw Jose Ocampo (12-2-2, 7 KO’s) battle for the WBO Asia Pacific Youth super featherweight title at the Arayata Sports Complex in Tanza, Cavite on Saturday.
The fight will be telecast on August 14 at 1:00 pm. over RPN 9 on Viva Sports “The Main Event” sponsored by Tanduay, the No. 1 Rhum and will also be replayed over Viva Prime.
Donovan "Razor" Ruddock -- According to the almost always accurate Boxrec.com, the Canadian big man who lit up the heavyweight division back in the late 1980s and early 1990s is to return to action on October 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ruddock, now aged 46 and inactive since October of 2001, will apparently face a TBA in a scheduled six-rounder. According to Boxrec, the card Razor will appear on will also feature names like Gabe Brown, also a heavyweight, and light-welter Tyrese Hendrix in action. It will surely be the Ruddock fight that gets the lion's share of fan attention that night, though - if for nothing other than reasons of curiosity.
Mikkel Kessler -- WBC Super-Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler will make his decisive Group Stage 3 Super Six World Boxing Classic fight in Herning, Denmark. The Viking Warrior will take on Allan Green on September 25th as both men need nothing but a victory to secure passage to the semi-finals. The fight will serve as the grand opening of the newly-built state-of-the art MCH Multiarena Herning, the first multi-functional arena in Denmark. A sell-out crowd of 13,500 fans is expected to raise the roof. “This will be a very special evening for boxing fans in Denmark and all over the world,” Kalle Sauerland said. “The stakes have never been higher. It is not just Mikkel´s WBC belt that is on the line but he also needs a victory to progress in the Super Six tournament.
Arreola Vs Quezada -- Southern California heavyweight contenders Cristobal "The Nightmare" Arreola and Manuel "El Toro" Quezada will square off in a crucial battle to keep their hopes alive of becoming the first Mexican Heavyweight World Champion on Friday, Aug. 13, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Former WBA Batamweight, Wladimir Sidorenko (02/02/1921, 7 KOs), has learned the name of his next opponent.
On August 28, Vladimir will meet in the ring with former IBO world champion bantamweight champion Mbvanoy Matumloy from Tanzania.According to Fightnews.com, at stake is the vacant WBC title, the fight will take place in Kiev, the promoters are Elite Boxing Promotion.
Humberto “Zorrita” Soto -- Promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions says Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (52-7, 32KOs) will defend his WBC lightweight title against Colombian Fidel Monterrosa Munoz (23-1, 18KOs) on September 25 in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Munoz has one loss, by fifth round TKO to Ali Chebah last July. The fight for Soto is an interim bout before a potential clash with Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera, who faces rumored opponent David Diaz on September 15