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Pro Boxing News in Brief - 19 January

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Latest Boxing news in Brief – Wednesday 19th January, for: “The Canadian Kid” Molitor, Andy Lee, Hector Camacho, Holyfield vs. Williams, Khan vs. McCloskey not happening, Rafael Marquez, Rosinsky – Trevino, Zahir Raheem



  • Holyfield vs. Williams Internationally on -- The only man to ever win heavyweight titles 4 times is coming to online Pay Per View this January 22nd when Evander Holyfield continues his quest to win a 5th heavyweight championship by taking on the hard hitting Sherman Williams Saturday January 22nd on online Pay Per View live from West Virginia.


  • Former world title challenger Zahir Raheem (31-3, 18 KOs) and Hector Camacho Jr. (52-4-1, 28 KOs) will headline in seperate bouts March 11th. The event titled “Latin Championship Night” will take place at the North Atlanta Trade Center and be presented by the Atlanta Boxing Association. The former 1996 U.S. Olympian Raheem will take on Estaban Almaraz (10-3, 4 KOs) of Texas in a 10 round junior welterweight bout for the vacant USBA Southern Regional title. Almarez scored the biggest win of his career with an upset over former world champion Nestor Garza in his last bout. Camacho Jr. will face former TV Series Season 1 “The Contender” participant Juan De La Rosa (20-3-1, 15 KOs) of Texas for the IBF Latino Light middleweight title.


  • Steve “The Canadian Kid” Molitor (33-1, 12 KOs) will not box at the Bell Centre on March 19th as previously expected, due to an IBF technicality. Top Rank had won a November 30th purse bid to present the Molitor vs. Takalani Ndlovu (31-6, 18 KOs) bout, and decided to work together with InterBox to place the fight on InterBox’s March 19th 2011 Showtime boxing card. However, according to IBF Rule 10.F.1, the winning bidder had the obligation to promote the bout within 90 days of the opening of the bids. The March 19th date surpassed this period by a little over 2 weeks. This opened the door for Ndlovu’s promoter to appeal to the IBF.


  • Rafael Marquez has recovered from his shoulder injury and is ready to start fighting again. Rafael Marquez underwent surgery for a shoulder injury which forced him to retire in the ninth round of his last fight against Juan Manuel Lopez. - After six weeks of convalescence Marquez is ready to begin training for his next fight. Plans are in the works for a possible rematch with Juan Manuel Lopez, or a fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa, another possible opponent could be Japanese boxer Toshiaki Nishioka current super bantamweight champion.


  • Andy Lee needs new opponent - With John Duddy’s sudden retirement announcement, middleweight contender Andy Lee now needs a replacement opponent for his March 12th bout on the undercard of the Sergio Martinez vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk card in Connecticut. According to boxing news from Dan Rafael of ESPN, Lou Dibella, Lee’s promoter, is looking Peter Manfredo Jr. 37-6, 20 KO’s) or unbeaten Craig McEwan (19-0, 10 KO’s) to replace Duddy. Dibella has to speak to HBO about this, though, and see what they say.


  • Khan vs. McCloskey not happening - The proposed fight between WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KO’s) and EBU light welterweight champion Paul McCloskey (22-0, 12 KO’s) isn’t going to be happening, according to McCloskey’s promoter Barry Hearn. Khan and his team weren’t willing to offer McCloskey the kind of money that he felt was acceptable.


  • Rosinsky - Trevino - On Friday night March 4th, The first ever show promoted by New Legend Boxing Promotions will take place at the Cordon Bleu Banquet Hall in Woodhaven, New York. In the main event, former amateur standout and undefeated Super Middleweight Will Rosinsky will see action in an eight round bout against Alfredo Trevino. Tickets for this fantastic show are priced at $40; $60; and $80 with special VIP tables costing $1500 (seating for ten at the table) and can be purchased by calling New Legend Boxing Gym at 718-487-4474