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By Boxing Press August 30th, 2011 All Press Releases
Unbeaten sensation Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, eyeing a world title fight in 2012, has successfully advanced from prospect to legitimate contender in the super middleweight division.
Granted, the 26-year-old Dominican Republic native (19-0, 14 KOs) may not be ready right now for the likes of Lucian Bute, Andre Ward and Carl Froch, but in another year Rodriguez figures he’ll be ready to challenge the top 168-pound guns and, by then, the overall landscape in that weight class could be completely altered. More...
By Boxing Press July 13th, 2011 All Press Releases
No sooner had new WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Rico “Suavecito” Ramos had his arm raised victoriously after his seventh-round knockout of defending champion Akishumni Shimoda last Saturday night in Atlantic City, when WBA Interim titlist Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux issued an instant challenge to the 24-year-old Ramos for a supreme 122-pound showdown. More...
By Boxing Press July 9th, 2011 All Press Releases
Former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (32-3-1, 28 KOs), of Carolina, Puerto Rico, will mark his return to the Showtime airwaves while Carlos Molina of Chicago will make his network debut when they meet this Saturday, July 9, in the co-feature on Showtime at10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.,
Just one week before the 10th anniversary of ShoBox: The New Generation, Cintron, who fought three times on ShoBox from 2001 to 2002 including the series’ third telecast, will take on Molina in a 10-round junior middleweight tilt. More...
By Boxing Press May 4th, 2011 All Press Releases
Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee heads to the boxing capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada this Friday night, May 6th for a four round light heavyweight showdown against Gilbert Gastelum on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The 23 year old Lee, displaying a rare combination of “Brains and Brawn”, graduated from the University Of Notre Dame at top of his class in 2009 with a Finance Degree. More...
By Boxing Press April 23rd, 2011 All Press Releases
Amid the summer like heat and humidity deep in the heart of Texas, Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee prepares with world renowned trainer Ronnie Shields for his ESPN2 Friday Night Fights debut on Friday, May 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 23 year old Lee, a top rated light heavyweight prospect, will look to stay unbeaten against Tucson , Arizona ’s Gilbert Gastelum in the special attraction four round bout from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. More...
By Boxing Press April 19th, 2011 All Press Releases
Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee was welcomed this past Wednesday night along with numerous world class athletes from the Houston area at the sixth annual “Gathering of Champions”, benefiting Houston Children’s Charities.
Among the other champions of sports gathered were baseball legend Nolan Ryan, pitching great Roger Clemens, former Houston Astros Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, Heisman trophy winner Charlie Ward, retired NBA greats Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler and Elvin Hayes, NFL Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Elvin Bethea, along with numerous members of the NFL’s Houston Texans. More...
By Boxing Press March 30th, 2011 All Press Releases
Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee will make his network debut on Friday, May 6th on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
A top rated light heavyweight prospect, the 23 year old Lee, 4-0-0 (3KO’s), has impressed fans and media alike with his heavy hands and crushing knockouts. In his most recent outing, Lee brutally stopped Pablo Gomez in the first round at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The knockout was featured in a two page photo spread in ESPN The Magazine (March 22, 2011). More...
By Boxing Press March 26th, 2011 All Press Releases
WBA Interim Super Bantamweight champion Guillermo ‘El Chacal’ Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs), arguably the greatest amateur boxer of all time, retained his world title last Saturday night by beating previously undefeated hometown favorite and former European champion, Willie ‘Big Bang” Casey (11-1, 7 KOs), in impressive fashion at City West Convention Center in Dublin. More...
By Boxing Press March 8th, 2011 All Press Releases
Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee has touched down in Dublin, Ireland where he will resume training under the tutelage of renowned trainer Ronnie Shields over the next two weeks.
Lee has traveled to Dublin as part of world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux’s camp which also includes his co-trainer Creed Fountain and strength and conditioning coach Brian Caldwell. More...
By Boxing Press February 10th, 2011 All Press Releases
Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee will return to The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, February 26th.
The 23 year old Lee will face rugged Denver based veteran Pablo Gomez in a four round light heavyweight battle as the featured undercard bout of the Showtime televised Lightweight World Championship between Miguel Acosta and Brandon Rios. More...
By Boxing Press January 3rd, 2011 All Press Releases
Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux, arguably the greatest amateur boxer of all-time, is preparing to school challenger Willie “Big Bang” Casey when they square-off March 19 in Dublin.
The Guillermo-Casey title fight features a pair of unbeaten boxers headlining a show promoted by Top Rank, Nowhere 2 Hyde Promotions and Dolphil Promotions. More...
By Jim Everett July 30th, 2010 All Boxing Articles
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Wednesday in the lobby of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions held a final press conference to promote “Fight of the Year: The Rematch” the Unified Lightweight World Championship fight between Juan Manuel Marquez, 50-5-1 (37), and Juan Diaz, 35-3 (17).
The bout will be televised live on HBO Pay Per View this Saturday, July 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV.
During the press conference, Oscar De La Hoya presented both fighters with their trophies from their 2009 Fight of the Year. "Their first fight was an epic battle back and forth which is why the Boxing Writers Association of America chose their fight as the best fight of 2009,” said De La Hoya. More...
By Jim Everett July 13th, 2010 All Boxing Articles
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Often, when people are first introduced to one another they politely say, “It’s a pleasure to meet you.” They may not mean it all the time but once in a while you come across someone that is truly a pleasure to meet.
Willie Savannah is that individual.
Although it was not my first time speaking with Savannah it was my first opportunity to visit him at his boxing club in Houston, Texas. He is an outgoing person who puts others before himself and says what’s on his mind.
Most people may recognize Savannah as the manager of former three-time Lightweight World Champion Juan Diaz but his success and influence can be seen every day just by spending a few hours at the Savannah Boxing Club.
We spoke for hours about a variety of topics not only closing up the gym but staying well after hours. Just after closing time as you looked out into the gym area it had a look of being well utilized for the day with full spit buckets, sweat on the floor, empty water bottles and a carpet peppered with lint and dirt after heavy use from students working the bags.
As we sat in Savannah’s office I was amazed to see the last dozen or so kids ranging from ages ten to eighteen begin cleaning up. No one asking them, no one telling them just systematically each of them chose a role; dumping out the spit buckets, mopping the floor, filling and refrigerating water bottles, vacuuming the floor and even cleaning the bathrooms. More...
By Boxing Press July 13th, 2010 All Press Releases
For most people a typical work day starts at 9 a.m. This is not the case for current Unified Lightweight World Champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez and former Three-Time Lightweight World Champion Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz, who start their days at 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. respectively while they are making preparations to meet in Marquez vs. Diaz II "Fight of the Year: The Rematch," on Saturday, July 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. live on HBO Pay-Per-View. More...
By Boxing Press July 18th, 2008 All Press Releases
Jill Diamond: How have you been preparing for the fight?
Akondaye Fountain: This has been a long and hard training camp, with the dates changing back and forth I never broke training camp. I had great sparring with top female and male fighters, Valerie Mahfood being one of them, whom is fighting Christy Martin July 18th. Many rounds of trying to perfect my craft, strength and conditioning training and many miles of running, stair climbing and swimming. More...
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