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By Boxing Press July 21st, 2011 All Press Releases
Undefeated former WBA Featherweight Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and former WBO Junior Featherweight Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon will collide in one of the season’s hottest fight, Saturday, September 10, in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.
The 12-round featherweight rumble will be televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast. The two gladiators boast a combined record of 61-3 (50 KOs) – which translates to a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 82%.
"I look forward to meeting Ponce de Leon. This will be the third straight world champion, or former world champion I have faced from México,” said Yuriorkis Gamboa.
“I know that México has a great history of world champions, but so does Cuba. I welcome this chance I am getting to continue to prove I am one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. I will not disappoint my fans." More...
By Boxing Press July 19th, 2011 All Boxing News
Chapter three of boxing’s best-selling rivalry goes on sale this week.
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, returns to the Fight Capital of the World to defend his WBO welterweight title against professional nemesis, three-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), of México City.
Pacquiao-Marquez III erupts Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
By Alejandro Tostado July 17th, 2011 All Boxing Results
WBA light flyweight king Roman "Chocolaito" Gonzalez kept his title last night with a scintillating performance at Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Mexico.
The undefeated 24 year old from Managua, Nicaragua had already defended the WBA minimumweight strap three times prior to capturing the light fly crown in March of this year and was facing the first challenge of his 108 pound reign. More...
By Boxing Press July 15th, 2011 All Press Releases
Three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez risks his revenge rematch against professional nemesis and boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao when he battles former world champion Likar Ramos in a 10-round junior welterweight rumble this Saturday, July 16.
Marquez-Ramos will headline a three-bout broadcast, which will be streamed live from Plaza de Toros in Cancún, México, via www.toprank.tv, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Colonel Bob Sheridan and Raul Marquez will be calling the fight from ringside. Produced and distributed by Top Rank, the free livestream will be available exclusively to the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. More...
By Boxing Press June 29th, 2011 All Press Releases
It's the biggest against the best and it doesn't get much better or brighter. Boxing's biggest star, undefeated Floyd "Money" Mayweather, and its newest star, WBC Welterweight Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz, will align their super powers when they meet in "Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz."
The mega-fight, which will be contested for Ortiz's WBC Welterweight Championship, will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. More...
By Boxing Press June 8th, 2011 All Press Releases
The wait is over and once again Floyd "Money" Mayweather delivers as the undefeated six-time world champion announced today that he will return to the ring on Saturday, September 17, to face the hard-hitting and explosive current WBC Welterweight Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz in what is now the biggest international boxing event of 2011.
The announcement of the fight, which will take place on Mexican Independence Day weekend, widely considered boxing's biggest weekend, sends shock waves across the sports pages as there is no denying that the younger, stronger and current champion Ortiz poses an extremely credible threat to Mayweather, who returns to the ring after a 16-month hiatus. More...
By Jose Espinoza May 4th, 2011 All Boxing Articles
According to published reports, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer has gone on record as saying that Top Rank has made a formal, written offer for Juan Manuel Marquez to challenge Manny Pacquiao for his welterweight title on a date to be determined in October. Schaefer reportedly confirmed that the contract will only be valid if if Pacquiao defeats Shane Mosley.
The oddity of Schaefer releasing this information is that Marquez's contract with Golden Boy expired at the end of February. According to reports, the Marquez camp has said that Golden Boy has continued to offer Marquez fights and they have even offered a new deal with the Mexican slugger.
Marquez has allegedly refused to sign any deal with Golden Boy yet, even though Marquez's promotional deal with Golden Boy expired, the company still reportedly has the right to match any offer from another company until February 2012.
Marquez has stated in the recent interviews that he is not willing to sign with Golden Boy because he is holding out hope for a third fight with Pacquiao.
In the past, Top Rank Inc. has reportedly refused to make deals with Golden Boy Promotions due to their numerous lawsuits in recent years, including one over Pacquiao's promotional rights. More...
By Boxing Press April 28th, 2011 All Press Releases
Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum participated in an international media conference call on Wednesday to discuss Pacquiao’s upcoming WBO welterweight title defense against three-division world champion Shane Mosley on Saturday, May 7, at the sold out MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
What the participants had to say on Wednesday:
Freddie Roach: “Manny has had a great training camp. We’ve had our best start ever and Manny is really motivated for Shane Mosley. We started in the mountains in the first day of training and he’s been consistently trying to kill his body. He ran yesterday for an hour and 10 minutes. He’s just in great shape and this may be his best training camp we’ve ever had.” More...
By Boxing Press April 28th, 2011 All Press Releases
Three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, his trainer Naazim Richardson and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum participated in an international media conference call on Tuesday to discuss Mosley’s upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight championship on Saturday, May 7, at the sold out MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
What the participants had to say on Tuesday:
Bob Arum: “Both fighters have been working extremely hard. Many of you have visited the fight camps and can attest to that. Both fighters and their camps have been extremely cooperative in helping make this such a huge event. More...
By Jose Espinoza April 23rd, 2011 All Boxing Articles
The announcement of this fight has baffled boxing fans worldwide. According to Bob Arum, president of Top Rank, "Sugar" Shane Mosley was the best option out of the three possible fighters available to Manny Pacquiao: Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Andre Berto.
But does this selection make sense?
It does if you think that Mosley will pacify those critics who say Manny Pacquiao hasn't fought any African-American contenders. Also, this fight serves as further evidence that a battle is going on between Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank.
Mosley, who was one of the founding partners of Golden Boy Promotions, split with them because he was upset about not being pushed out front as the most viable opponent over Juan Manuel Marquez.
Golden Boy has Marquez under promotional contract, and was pushing to have the long-awaited Pacquiao vs. Marquez III. Instead, we have the lackluster Pacquiao vs. Mosley bout.
Manny Pacquiao’s advisor Michael Koncz even admitted to the media that the fight would only be competitive for five rounds. Which, I believe, is giving way too much credit to Shane Mosley; he will be out of breath and out of ideas by the third round.
At 39 years of age, Shane Mosley is way past his prime and has not produced an exciting boxing match in years. Mosley’s last two bouts have been horrible and he has shown all the signs of an aging fighter. In his clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. we saw his lack of strength and stamina. Then you have his fight with Sergio Mora which was hard to watch and boring. During that contest there were more people booing than cheering. More...
By Boxing Press April 22nd, 2011 All Press Releases
Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao hosted what many in attendance described as boxing's No. 1 pound for pound media day workout.
A standing room only crowd of national and international media packed the Wild Card Boxing Club on Wednesday to interview Pacquiao, Trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum about Pacquiao's May 7 WBO welterweight title defense, at the sold-out MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., against three-division world champion Sugar Shane Mosley. More...
By Alejandro Tostado April 17th, 2011 All Boxing Results
After a mercurial career, featherweight spoiler Omar Salido pulled off his biggest upset to date by unseating WBO ruler Juan Manuel Lopez in thrilling fashion at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
For his foray behind enemy lines, Salido quietly slipped into the bout, content to let the big-punching southpaw champion lead the way during the deceptively calm early frames.
But Salido had been studying Lopez's defense and by the fifth began to exploit the holes via a powerful right hand that had the champion down and badly hurt near the end of the frame. More...
By Nick Chamberlain April 16th, 2011 All Boxing Previews
On Saturday, Juan Manuel Lopez or ‘Juanma’ will face off against challenger Orlando Salido in defence of his WBO Featherweight title. Juanma’s record stands at 30-0 with 27 KO’s, whilst Salido’s is 34-11-2 with 22 KO’s.
Obviously, on paper, Juanma will blow Salido away, but in reality, it will be a shock if that happens.
Salido is a very tough fighter, eight of those eleven losses happened between the ages of 15-21. He was still plying his trade, learning his craft. It is the same for many Mexican fighters, thrown in at the deep end early in their career.
Salido got his first shot at a world title in 2004, against a younger Juan Manuel Marquez, who at the time was 42-2-1. The IBF and WBA Featherweight titles were on the line. Marquez is a surgical operator, and he can punch.
The majority of the fight Salido was completely out boxed, but then Marquez is a master boxer. He got caught on the counter rushing in, but if there is something to be said for that performance its that Salido never looked like he was going to be stopped or in serious danger, and he continued to pressure Marquez until the final bell. By all accounts Salido lost a unanimous decision, but the heart was there. More...
By Boxing Press April 16th, 2011 All Press Releases
Middleweight world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo has filed a protest with the World Boxing Association in regards to the unprofessional conduct taken by WBA Judge Stefano Corozza during Lorenzo’s Interim World Middleweight Championship against Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam held on April 2, 2011 in Le Cannet, France. More...
By Boxing Press April 16th, 2011 All Press Releases
Cuban featherweight sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa will be ringside when WBO champion Juan Manuel Lopez defends his title against Odlando Salido in Puerto Rico tomorrow (Saturday, April 16). On September 11th 2010, Gamboa won a lop-sided unanimous decision against Salido. More...
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