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  Page 30 (2010) 

  Adamek vs. Grant Tickets On Sale Thursday July 1  
Tickets for the August 21st ‘Brick City Boxing Series’ title fight between Tomasz Adamek, the IBF International Heavyweight and NABO Heavyweight Champion, (41-1, 27 KO’s) and Michael Grant, (46-3, 34 KO's) go on sale this Thursday, July 1st.. Tickets are available at 11am.

The fight tops a 7 bout card taking place at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ and is promoted by Main Events and Ziggy Promotions in association with X-Cel Worldwide.

Tickets priced at $53, $78, $103 and $253 (ringside) can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or www.Prucenter.com

  The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Offers 2-For-1 Boxing Tickets To Military & Law Enforcement  
In a show of appreciation for America’s “heroes,” The Show at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort, Spa in Rancho Mirage, California is offering 2-for-1 tickets for HBO Boxing July 17th, to all members of law enforcement, fire & rescue departments, military, families of military and first responders.

The 2-for-1 “Hero” seats are located on the Loge and Bleacher Level, are priced at $130 & $180 a pair, and go on sale Wednesday, June 30. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Show Box Office between 10am and 6pm, Monday through Saturday, or by calling 760-833-8120. “Hero” tickets are also available 24 hours a day at the Paradise Rewards Club at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, and sister property Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs. Proper identification/credentials will be required at time of purchase. Click Here For More

  John Molina Jr. Takes His Power On The Road In ESPN2 Friday Night Fights Main Event On July 9  
The toll road of redemption can be long and dangerous, but nevertheless a necessary one. On Friday, July 9, John Molina, Jr. (20-1,16 KOs) will look to make his opponent pay the price as he forges forward to take the WBO/NABO Lightweight Championship from undefeated “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (18-0-1, 10 KOs) as the 12-round main event on the “Let Freedom Ring” card presented live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Click Here For More
  Matthew Marsh: Notes From Training Camp  
Former British Super Bantamweight champion Matthew Marsh, who is to fight Kris Hughes for the vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) belt at the Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear on Friday 23rd July, has decided to stay in London for his pre-fight training camp.

With just over three weeks to go until the big fight, Marsh has been making the short trip from his home in West Ham to the Ultrachem TKO gym in Canning Town to be put through his paces by co-trainers, Johnny Eames and Derek Grainger.
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  Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School Celebrates It's Fourth Graduating Class  
It's been another big year for students at the Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in Los Angeles and on Wednesday, June 30, the school's fourth graduating class will be honored at East Los Angeles Community College.

Approximately 97% of the senior class will be graduating from the school, which earned a silver medal from U.S. News and World Reports this year (after receiving a gold medal last year) and a second consecutive honor as one of Newsweek's Best High Schools, with 61% of those graduates have been accepted by four year universities. The remaining three percent of the senior class are expected to finish their studies by the end of the summer, with support plans offering tutoring, summer classes and college/career guidance created for these students.
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  On This Day: June 30  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Nicolay Valuev TKO'd George Lineberger in the 1st round to win the PABA Heavyweight Title.
Michael Clark won a 4 round TD over Leavander Johnson to win the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Demarcus Corley TKO'd Felix Flores in the 1st round to win the Vacant WBO Light Welterweight Title.
Johnny Tapia KO'd Cesar Soto in the 3rd round.
1992, Pensacola, Florida:
Roy Jones Jr won a 10 round UD over Jorge Castro
1990, Chiang Mai, Thailand:
Khaosai Galaxy TKO'd Shunichi Nakajima in the 8th round to retain the WBA Super-Flyweight Title.
1975, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Muhammad Ali won a 15 round UD over Joe Bugner to retain the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles.
New York, New York:
Carlos Monzon TKO'd Tony Licata in the 10th round to retain the WBA Middleweight Title.
Victor Galindez won a 15 round UD over Jorge Ahumada to retain the WBA Light-Heavyweight Title.


Nicolai Firtha TKO 2 Tony Grano Photo Gallery
Photos: "Sugar" Ray Bailey


Mike Oliver W DQ 8 Mauricio Pastrana
Jonathan Vazquez KO 1 Carlos Hernandez
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  Al Bernstein's Boxing Party At The Grand Sierra  
The Grand Sierra Hotel and Casino in Reno Nevada will join the ranks of dozens of other casino properties around the United States that have presented " Al Bernstein's Boxing Party.” Al brings his fun, interactive stage show to the Grand Sierra’s Extreme Sports Bar on Saturday, July 3rd at 2 p.m.

The show is part of a weekend long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Jack Johnson-Jim Jeffries Fight of the Century. That historic match took place in Reno on July 4th,1910 and changed boxing and the entire sports landscape in the United States. Weekend activities also include a gala event Friday night and an exciting boxing card at the Grand Sierra on Saturday night. Click Here For More

  UBO All America Title Fight Is Heating Up  
The hype is picking up for the UBO All-America lightweight title fight on July 31 at the Civic Center in Rayne, Louisiana featuring local power-puncher “Rock Hard Mighty” Mason Menard (11-1, 9 KOs).

“The place is going to be packed! Last time we promoted on a Thursday and there was barely any room left, and this time it’s on a Saturday so just watch. It’s gonna be a great night”, said Broussard. Click Here For More

  Former WBU Champ Graham Earl Laces Up
Boots For Charity Football Tournament
Former WBU Lightweight World Champion Graham ‘The Duke’ Earl is the latest boxing superstar to sign up for the Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, at the Brockwell Stadium in Canvey Island on Sunday 25th July 2010.

Earl, who in October ‘06 beat Angel Hugo Ramirez in a thrilling contest to lift the coveted world lightweight crown, now trains and manages boxers in Luton, as well as promoting boxing events, said, “The Indee Rose Trust is a very worthy cause and I support them whole heartedly. Click Here For More

  Rodriguez & Maldonado Score
First Round Knockouts In Denver
Saturday night in Denver, Colorado, Robert Rodriguez and Fidel Maldonado, two of boxing’s brightest young prospects, thrilled local fight fans with spectacular first round knockouts.

Fighting out of nearby Greeley, Colorado, 19 year old super bantamweight Rodriguez improved to 4-0-0, dropping pro debuting Michael Montalbano three times in the initial stanza on his way to earn his first stoppage.
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  On This Day: June 29  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2002, Palma de Mallarca, Spain:
Jorge Mata KO'd Reynaldo Frutos in the 9th round to win the WBO Minimumweight Title (Interim)
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Wlad Klitschko TKO'd Ray Mercer in the 6th round to retain the WBO Heavyweight Title.
1997, Ratchaburi, Thailand:
Pichitnoi Sitbangprachen won a 12 round UD over Sang-Chul Lee to retain the WBA Light Flyweight Title.
1996, Alice, EC, South Africa:
Mbulelo Botile TKO'd Bong Arlos in the 9th round to retain the IBF Bantamweight Title.
Indio, California:
Henry Akinwande KO'd Jeremy Williams in the 3rd round to Win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Ricardo Lopez KO'd Kitichai Preecha in the 3rd round to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
1991, Las Vegas, Nevada:
James Toney won a 12 round SD over Reggie Johnson to retain the IBF Middleweight Title.
1969, Mexico City, Mexico:
Jose Napoles TKO'd Curtis Cokes in the 10th round to retain the WBC and WBA Welterweight Titles.

  Billy's Boxing Blog
Of Hell Freezing Over & Flying Pigs
By William Trillo

If someone had told me back in December of 2005 after an out of shape and gassed Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. embarrassingly stumbled his way to a draw with Carlos Molina that one day I would be writing that Junior was worthy of a shot at the Middleweight title of the world, I would have laughed and told them to stick their head out the window to keep an eye open for flying pigs.

Well ladies and gentlemen.....turn your eye to the sky for those oinkers, and if you think your eternal destination is hell, I suggest you take a jacket.
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  Ali Inducted Into The Florida Boxing Hall Of Fame  
By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

Tampa, Florida – The Class of 2010 Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees were recognized at the Crown Plaza ballroom in Tampa tonight with a line of greats, The evenings host by Marc Lichtenfeld from “Through the Ropes” had the honor to call to the stage Boxing greats Enrique Encinosa, James “Smitty” Smith, Bob Alexander, “Only in America” himself Don King, The “Mighty Atom” Barbara Buttrick the first pro women fighter to fight on television in 1954, Don Hazelton, Dan Birmingham, Gomeo Brennan, Al Bonanni and Frank Otero. Click Here For Full Report

  Espinoza Boxing Club Signs
Amateur Standout Antonio Orozco
2007's Manager of the Year Frank Espinoza recently signed the latest fighter to his growing boxing club, amateur standout Antonio Orozco of National City, CA. Orozco, who grew up in Garden City, Kansas, has been a professional since 2008 and currently holds a record of 7-0, 5KOs. In Kansas, Orozco amassed a stellar amateur career with wins over Jesse Vargas and Javier Molina along with several titles such as the Ringside Nationals and bronze and silver medals in the Jr. Olympics.
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  On This Day: June 28  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Yokahoma, Japan:
Eagle Kyowa won an 8 round TD over Masamori Tokuyama to retain the WBC Minimumweight Title.
2003, Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
Eric Morel won a 12 round UD over Isidro Garcia to retain the WBA Flyweight Title.
Daniel Santos won a 12 round UD over Fulgencio Zuniga to retain the WBO Light-Middleweight Title.
Miguel Cotto KO'd Ray Martinez in the 2nd round to win the WBC International Light-Welterweight Title.
Cardiff, Wales:
Joe Calzaghe TKO'd Byron Mitchell in the 2nd round to retain the WBO Super-Middleweight Title.
Enzo Maccarinelli TKO'd Bruce Scott to win the Vacant WBU Cruiserweight Title.
1997, Norfolk, England:
Herbie Hide TKO'd Tony Tucker to win the Vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Lonnie Bradley TKO'd John Williams in the 8th round to retain the WBO Middleweight Title.
Evander Holyfield won a 3 round DQ over Mike Tyson to retain the WBA Heavyweight Title. (Ear biting Incident)
1991, Lewiston, Maine:
Joey Gamache TKO'd Jerry Ngobeni in the 10th round to win the Vacant WBA Super-Featherweight Title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Azumah Nelson and Jeff Fenech fought to a 12 round Draw , Nelson Retains WBC Featherweight Title (Very Controversial Decision)
Mike Tyson won a 12 round UD over Razor Ruddock
1980, London, England:
Alan Minter KO'd Vito Antuofermo in the 8th round to retain the WBC and WBA Middleweight Title.

  Chavez Jr. Comes Of Age
Defeats Duddy In San Antonio
Photos: Rafael Soto - Top Rank

Julio Caesar Chávez Jr. dominated in a battle against John Duddy. Chavez Jr and showed that he is ready for the next step in the world of boxing by winning a clear cut unanimous decision. Chávez used a good jab and a better right hand to keep Duddy at bay all night. Duddy was game but the Mexican was faster than the Irishman and though game, Duddy could not overcome Chavez’s punches.

The victory was held before more than 10,000 people in the Alamodome of San Antonio, Texas, who saw Chavez capture the middleweight Silver Championship of the WBC. Click Here For More


  Fabricio Werdum Shocks MMA World By
Submitting Fedor Emelianenko In One Minunte;
Cris Cyborg Retains Strikeforce Title; Cung Le Exacts Revenge Against Scott Smith; Thomson Outlasts Healy
Photos: Ether Lin - Strikeforce

On a historic night of Mixed Martial arts presented by STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL and televised on SHOWTIME®, two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (14-4) registered the most spectacular upset in MMA history with a 1:09, first-round submission (triangle choke) over the world’s No. 1 heavyweight and pound-for-pound fighter, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (31-2) before 12,649 Saturday at HP Pavilion. Click Here For More

  On This Day: June 27  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 1999, Tokyo, Japan:
Lakva Sim TKO'd Takanori Hatakeyama in the 5th round to win the WBA Super-Featherweight Title.
1998, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Shane Mosley KO'd Wilfredo Ruiz in the 5th round to retain the IBF Lightweight Title.
1994, Bangkok, Thailand:
Leo Gamez and Kaaj Chartbandit fought to a 12 round Draw, Gamez retains WBA Light-Flyweight Title.
1992, Gorle, Italy:
Wilfredo Vazquez won a 12 round MD over Freddy Cruz to retain the WBA Super-Bantamweight Title.
Quinto do Lago, Portugal:
Chris Eubank won a 12 round UD over Ron Essett to retain the WBO Super-Middleweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Mike Tyson KO'd Michael Spinks in the 1st round to retain the WBC,WBA,and IBF Heavyweight Titles.
1987, Montreal, Canada:
Matthew Hilton won a 15 round UD over Buster Drayton to win the IBF Light-Middleweight Title.

  "Latin Fury 15" Weights  
Photos: Rafael Soto - Top Rank

12 Rounds - WBC Middleweight Silver Championship/Title Elimination Bout
Julio César Chávez Jr. 160 Lbs / John Duddy 159 Lbs

10 rounds – Junior Welterweight Bout
Marco Antonio Barrera 141 lbs / Adailton De Jesús 138 lbs

10 rounds – Texas State Super Flyweight Championship
Raúl Martínez 114.5 Lbs / Gabriel Elizodno 114 3/4 Lbs

8 Rounds - Featherweight Bout
Salvador Sánchez II 125.5 Lbs. / Tomás Villa 126.5 lbs


  Strikeforce Weights  
Photos: Esther Lin - Strikeforce

Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko 229 lbs. vs. Fabricio Werdum 238.5 lbs.

Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos 144.5 lbs. vs. Jan "Cuddles" Finney 143.5 lbs.

Cung Le 184.75 lbs. vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith 184.75 lbs.

Josh "The Punk" Thomson 155.25 lbs. vs. Pat "Bam Bam" Healy 155.25 lbs.

No Televised:
Ron Keslar 173.75 lbs. vs. Chris Cope 175 lbs.
Yancey Medeiros 184.25 lbs. vs. Gareth Joseph 185.25 lbs.
Derrick Burnsed 155.6 lbs. vs. Bobby Stack 154.5 lbs.
Brett Bergmark 168.75 lbs. vs. Vagner Rocha 171 lbs.


  Weights From Mohegan Sun  
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc

Tony Grano 218.5 vs. Nicolai Firtha 254.5
Mike Oliver 124.2 vs. Mauricio Pastrana 122.5
Joe Smith Jr. 175 vs. Walter Foster will weigh fight night.
Frankie Trader 138 vs. Noel Garcia 137
Edwin Soto 140 vs. Bryan Abraham 137.2
Rick Dawson 164.5 vs. Jeremiah Jones 165
Carlos Hernandez 140.5 vs. Jonathan Vasquez 141
Luis Rosa Jr. 125 vs. John Passantino 125

  Jose Navarro Back In The Ring
For July 22 "Fight Night Club"
Back on the road to a world title shot, bantamweight contender Jose Navarro will headline the next edition of Golden Boy Promotions' "Fight Night Club" in his hometown of Los Angeles on Thursday, July 22 at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia in a six round fight.

The co-featured bout on the hit monthly boxing series will be what promises to be a bantamweight war between Montebello's Nestor Rocha and San Diego's Benji Garcia in a six round battle. Opening up the telecast, Jamie Kavanagh will make his second appearance on "Fight Night Club" against an opponent to be determined in a four round fight. Also in action will be unbeaten East Los Angeles junior welterweight prospect Ramon Valadez against Los Angeles's Oscar Andrade and Van Nuy's Jesus Rodriguez taking on LA's Luis Martinez. Click Here For More

  Knockout Night:
2nd Annual Kronk Gym Foundation Fundraiser
On Wednesday, June 30, The Kronk Gym Foundation will hold their 2nd Annual Fundraiser. And be joined by Jr. Middle Weight Champion Miguel Cotto, Philip Anselmo formerly of Pantera and Detroit's own Aretha Franklin. The event will include Dinner, Awards, Amateur Boxing, Live and Silent Auctions, all for a good cause.

To celebrate its storied history and to raise money so it can help even more kids, the proceeds from this event will help continue to keep the gym open by contributing to the gym's operational needs. The gym is located at 19239 West Warren Ave. Detroit, MI, an average of 40 youngsters train at the Kronk Gym daily.
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  Contreras Heats Up For Showdown With Bolanos
In Next Weeks Friday Night Fights On ESPN2
Sensational junior welterweight prospect Francisco “THE PHENOM” Contreras heads to Southern California next week to face off against Mexican veteran Noe Bolanos in the co-main event on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights on Friday, July 2nd at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

The 26 year old Contreras has become one of the most talked about prospects in boxing since the Dominican native made his debut in the United States last June, brutally stopping Gustavo Mejia in the first round at Michael’s Eighth Ave. in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Click Here For More

  On This Day: June 26  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2001, New York, New York:
Victor Polo won a 12 round UD over David Toledo to win the IBF Intercontinental Featherweight Title.
George Jones TKO'd Beethaeven Scottland in the 10th round. (Scottland fell into a coma shortly afterwards then passed away 6 days later).
1999, London, England:
Vitali Klitschko KO'd Herbie Hide in the 2nd round to win the WBO Heavyweight title.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Paulie Ayala won a 12 round UD over Johnny Tapia to win the WBA Bantamweight Title.
Stevie Johnston won a 12 round UD over Aldo Rios to retain the WBC Lightweight Title.
1993, London, England:
Nigel Benn KO'd Lou Gent in the 4th round to retain the WBC Super-Middleweight Title.
Sun City, South Africa:
Dingaan Thobela won a 12 round UD over Tony Lopez to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
John-John Molina won a 12 round UD over Manuel Medina to retain the IBF Super-Featherweight Title.
1976, Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Carlos Monzon won a 15 round UD over Rodrigo Valdez to unify the WBC and WBA Middleweight Titles.
1972, New York City:
Roberto Duran TKO'd Ken Buchanan in the 13th round to retain the WBA Lightweight Title.
1959, Bronx, New York:
Ingemar Johannson TKO'd Floyd Patterson in the 3rd round to win the World Heavyweight Title.

  Fight Night’s Twilight Saga  
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez

With the backdrop of the Twilight Saga movie world premiere just outside the doors of Club Nokia, Golden Boy Promotions put on a saga of their own with a tantalizing card that had the fans screaming ALMOST as loudly as the teenage girls waiting to see the stars of their favorite vampire movie.

In the starring roles of the fight card were an obviously human blood depleted and weakened vampire victim who was fed up to Frankie Gomez and a werewolf-like too strong and fast Gary Russell who was more than any mere mortal could handle.
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  Edwin Rodriguez Thrills His Hometown Fans With Thunderous Stoppage Over Late-Sub Ibahiem King  
One of the premiere super middleweight prospects in the world, Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, thrilled a crowd of boisterous supporters with a fifth round knockout over tough lefty Ibahiem King on Thursday night at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass. Rodriguez vs. King headlined Homecoming II, a special presentation of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series. Click Here For More
  Fedor vs. Werdum Final Press Conference Quotes  
Photos: Esther Lin - Strikeforce

The fighters and promoters participated in the final press conference Thursday for this Saturday’s highly anticipated STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL historic Mixed Martial Arts fight card that will feature the universally recognized No. 1 male and female fighters in the world stepping into the same cage on the same night for the first time. The event will take place at HP Pavilion and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
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  Shumenov Faces Undefeated Uzelkov
In First Title Defense On July 23
When capturing the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship in just his 10th professional bout back in January, Beibut Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) entered the boxing record books for winning a major world title in the light heavyweight division with the fewest number of fights in his professional career, beating Jeff Harding’s record established in 1988 after winning the championship in his 15th professional bout. Click Here For More
  Pablo Cesar Cano & Marco Antonio Periban Featured In Separate Bouts Tonight On HBO Plus & Telefutura  
After a spectacular event in March that saw lightweight contender Vicente Escobedo score another big win, Golden Boy Promotions returns to the Auditorio Plaza La Condesa in Mexico City with an exciting fight card on Friday, June 25 that will be broadcast throughout Latin America on HBO Plus' "Next Boxing Generation" and on TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" in the United States and Puerto Rico.

In the main event, 20-year-old lightweight sensation Pablo Cesar Cano takes on Colombian southpaw Oscar Leon in a 10 round bout for the NABF super lightweight title. In the eight round co-feature, Mexican prospect Marco Antonio Periban returns to action against Canada's Jason Naugler in an 8 round light heavyweight fight. Opening the telecast will be battle of Mexico City natives with super lightweight Ivan Cano facing Adrian Quiroz in a 6 round fight. Click Here For More

  Molitor Injured;
Fight With Booth Postponed To Sept. 10
Molitor Injured; Fight With Booth Postponed To Sept. 10Due to injury sustained by IBF super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor the scheduled world title defence against Jason Booth has been postponed and re-scheduled for September 10th.

The show on July 23rd at Rainton Meadow Sunderland will still go ahead with the same undercard which include a super bantamweight commonwealth title plus an English title. Click Here For More

  Firtha Planning To Upset Grano Saturday
Night In ‘Pride & Power’ Headliner
Ohio heavyweight Nicolai “Stone Man” Firtha has made multiple visits to New England visiting relatives, but this Saturday night he’ll make his first business trip there, challenging Hartford heavyweight favorite Tony “TNT” Grano in the 10-round main event on the “Pride & Power” boxing show, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Click Here For More
  David Haye, Ricky Hatton & Darren Barker
Set For July 25 Charity Football Tournament
On Sunday the 25th July some of the biggest names in British Boxing, along with stars from TV, Film and Music, will be gathering at the Brockwell Stadium in Canvey Island to participate in a football tournament to raise funds for The Indee Rose Trust, which provide support to children recovering from brain and spinal tumors.

The tournament, which is organized by renowned professional boxing coaches Johnny Eames and Derek Grainger of the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town, will include teams headed by WBA Heavyweight World Champion DAVID ‘HAYEMAKER’ HAYE, former undisputed Light Welterweight King RICKY HATTON, WBU Lightweight World Champion WILLIE LIMOND, European Champion DARREN BARKER, British & Commonwealth Super Featherweight Champ KEVIN MITCHELL, British Super Middleweight Champion PAUL SMITH and Commonwealth Champions RICKY BURNS & TONY BELLEW. Click Here For More

  Leavander Johnson Statue Artistic
Rendering Unveiling & Fundraiser
Leavander Johnson, a lifelong Atlantic City resident and fixture at the Atlantic City Police Athletic League, was an IBF Lightweight boxing champion who tragically lost his life at the pinnacle of his career doing the job he loved, defending his city and his championship belt. He passed away September 22, 2005, five days after collapsing in the locker room following his first fight since winning the title on June 17th. Johnson was trained at the PAL by his father, who continues today to coach young boxers in after-school programs and provide them with the skills to be successful in and out of the ring. Click Here For More
  WBC Welterweight Champ Selcuk Aydin
Received By Turkish Prime Minister
Photo: Arena

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan received WBC welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin at a special press conference in Ankara. On June 5th Aydin had won the first ever professional boxing world title fight on Turkish soil by outpointing Canada based Romanian "Jo-Jo Dan" Ion in front of 10,000 fans in Istanbul.
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  Tua Training In U.S. For Upcoming
July 17 Atlantic City PPV
World-rated heavyweight contender David Tua (51-3-1, 43KO's), is currently in the U.S. training for his upcoming fight against Monte Barrett (34-9, 20KO's) at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday July 17th. The WBO #2 rated Tua has set himself up in camp in nearby Jersey City, NJ with long-time trainer Roger Bloodworth. This will be Tua's third fight overall, but first in the U.S. since making his return to the ring in October of last year after a two-year hiatus.
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  Carlos Abregu Blasts Lady Maidana  
Undefeated Top-Five welterweight contender and the pride of Argentina CARLOS ABREGU blasted his fellow countryman and World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana for his continuous litany of excuses for not fighting undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.

Abregu is training at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn in preparation for his 12-round welterweight rumble with Bradley, which will take place Saturday, July 17, and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark from The Show at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) Click Here For More

  On This Day: June 25  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2000, Takasago, Japan:
Veeraphol Sahaprom won a 12 round UD over Toshiaki Nishioka to retain the WBC Bantamweight Title.
Elgin, Illinois:
John Brown won a 12 round UD over Robbie Peden to win the NABF Super-Featherweight Title and the IBF Title Eliminator.
1995, Newcastle, Australia:
Kostya Tszyu won a 12 round UD over Roger Mayweather to retain the IBF Light-Welterweight Title.
1988, Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Azumah Nelson TKO'd Lupe Suarez in the 9th round to retain the WBC Super-Featherweight Title.
Julian Jackson TKO'd Efren Olivo in the 1 st round.
1981, Houston, Texas:
Sugar Ray Leonard TKO'd Ayub Kalule in the 9th round to win the WBA Light Middleweight Title.
Thomas Hearns TKO'd Pablo Baez in the 9th round to retain the WBA Welterweight Title.
1952, Bronx, New York:
Joey Maxim TKO'd Sugar Ray Robinson in the 14th round to retain the World Light-Heavyweight Title.
1948, Bronx, New York:
Joe Louis KO'd Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

  Fedor, Cris Cyborg, Josh Thomson,
& Cung Le Media Workout Quotes
Photos: Esther Lin - Strikeforce

This Saturday, STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL will make history when they present a Mixed Martial Arts fight card that will feature the universally recognized No. 1 male and female fighters in the world stepping into the same cage on the same night for the first time. The eagerly awaited event will take place at HP Pavilion and be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, the world’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter, will take on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and top-ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum in the main event. The No. 1 female fighter, Cris Cyborg, will defend her STRIKEFORCE Women’s World 145-pounds Championship against Jan Finney in the semi-main. Click Here For More


  Weights From LA - "Fight Night Club"  
Venue: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
Frankie Gomez 142 vs. Jaime Orrantia 145.6
Roberto Reyes 150.8 vs. Clint Coronel 149.8
Gary Russell Jr. 126.2 vs. Rodrigo Aranda 126
Jessie Vargas 141.6 vs. Ernesto Zavala 141
Jamie Kavanagh 140 vs. Luis Sanchez 140.2

  Chavez Jr., Roach, Duddy, Barrera
& Arum Teleconference Transcript
MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA:  I am very happy to fight here in San Antonio and now I come here to fight in the same place that Julio César Chávez fought.
It is great to be back in San Antonio.  I am looking forward to the fight and a very tough battle with Chávez and I think it’s going to be an exciting fight and I’m really looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans.
  Julio is in great shape for this one.  We had a great training camp and we are just winding down now and I expect good things.
I am very happy to be here and very excited.  I have a tough opponent in front of me and expect a tough fight but I’m in the best shape ever and I think it’s going to be a great night for the fans. Click Here For More

  Finkel Signs On As The Empire CEO  
One of boxing's heaviest hitters now CEO of skyrocketing new promotional firm, The Empire Sports and Entertainment

The Empire Sports and Entertainment is proud to announce that the man known worldwide as boxing's most powerful manager will become the CEO of boxing's hottest new promotional firm, effective July 1.

"Shelly Finkel has signed on as our CEO and will bring his sharp eye for talent and razor-sharp business acumen to our daily operations," revealed an excited Greg Cohen, President and Founder of The Empire. Click Here For More

  TKO Boxing Signs Gabino Saenz  
A press conference was held on Tuesday afternoon, June 22nd in Indio, California by TKO Boxing Promotions to announce the signing of hometown amateur standout Gabino Saenz.

Saenz will make his highly anticipated pro debut against Colorado’s Brandon Sanchez in a four round featherweight bout on Friday, July 2nd at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, as part of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
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  Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
Rounds Out Zab Judah’s Training Team
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, a former two-time New York City Golden Gloves champion, and the WBA light heavyweight champion 1980-81, has joined Zab “Super” Judah’s training team. Judah (38-6, 26 KO’s), the former world light welterweight and undisputed welterweight champion, is in Las Vegas preparing for his July 16 battle with Jose Armando Santa Cruz of Michoacán, Mexico (28-4, 17 KO’s). Click Here For More
  Carney Bowman vs. Tyrell Samuel
Headlines "The Battle Of York 5", July 31
Tickets are now on sale as TKO Boxing Promotions presents ‘THE BATTLE OF YORK 5” on Saturday, July 31st at the Sovereign Bank Stadium, home of the York Revolution.

Headlining “THE BATTLE OF YORK 5” is a ten round featherweight showdown between The Fighting Pride of York, Pennsylvania, Carney “BEEPER” Bowman and Baltimore’s Tyrell “DA SHOW SHOCKER” Samuel. Click Here For More

  On This Day: June 24  
By "BC" Bob Witt
ON THIS DAY IN 2004, Irvine, California:
Librado Andrade won a 12 round UD over Tito Mendoza to win the Vacant WBO NABO Super-Middleweight Title.
2003, Buffalo, New York:
Joe Mesi TKO'd Robert Davis in the 1st round to win the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.
2000, Glasgow, Scotland:
Zab Judah won a 12 round UD over Junior Witter to retain the IBF Light-Welterweight Title.
Mike Tyson TKO'd Lou Savarese in the 1st round
Silvio Branco won a 12 round UD over Robin Reid to retain the WBU Super-Middleweight Title.
1995, Cartagena, Columbia:
Harold Grey won a 12 round SD over Julio Cesar Borboa to retain the IBF Super-Flyweight Title.
Atlantic City, New Jersey:
Al Cole won a 12 round UD over Uriah Grant to retain the IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Roy Jones Jr TKO'd Vinny Pazienza in the 6th round to retain the IBF Super-Middleweight Title.
1968, New York, New York:
Joe Frazier TKO'd Manuel Ramos in the 2nd round to retain the NYSAC Heavyweight Title.

  Chavez Jr. & Barrera Workout Quotes  
Photos: Rafael Soto - Top Rank

JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR.: “At first I thought to myself, ‘Could I really hack it with Freddie Roach? Could I make it?’ I did and I am a better fighter for it. He has taught me so much in our time together. I am excited, motivated and in great condition. I am going to show everyone Saturday what being in great condition really means. Duddy is a good strong fighter, however. I expect a tough fight and I am sure Duddy will fight hard."

"Adilton De Jesus is taller than me and he hits hard. It is a difficult fight but I am ready. My experience and pressure will be the difference. I have been in a lot of big fights. I still have some goals left in the sport and this fight means a lot to me." Click Here For More


  Crossroads Fight For Mike Oliver vs.
Mauricio Pastrana On ‘Pride & Power’ Card
Hartford super bantamweight Mike “Machine Gun” Oliver, the reigning New England and EBA champion, will be in a crossroads fight Saturday night as he continues his journey back to the top of the 122-pound division, taking on 4-time world title-holder Mauricio “Indio Boy” Pastrana in the 8-round co-feature on the “Pride & Power” boxing show, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
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  Biosse Steps Up To Fight
Friend McCreedy On ESPN FNF
New England and EBA super middleweight champion “Irish” Joey McCreedy (11-4-2, 6 KOs), trained by “Irish” Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, was having a problem finding a suitable opponent for his July 9th fight in the 8-round co-feature on “Let Freedom Ring” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI. Click Here For More

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