Monthly Archives: September 2015

Danny Roman Retains NABA Title with win over Erick Ruiz Friday Night

  
ORANGE, Calif. – Super bantamweight Danny Roman (17-2-1, 5 KOs) continued his winning ways Friday night at “Path to Glory,” this time successfully defending his NABA Championship against the technically sound Erick Ruiz (14-4, 6 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. With the unanimous decision win, Roman, 25, now sits with a nine fight-winning streak, plus the No. 15 ranking by the World Boxing Association.

 

“I’m feeling more and more confident with every win,” said Roman, who is based in Los Angeles. “Ruiz presented a tough challenge in that he’s defensive and likes to counter punch. I figured him out pretty quickly and was able to control the pace of the fight to get the win and keep my NABA title.”

 

Roman got off to a quick start, busting Ruiz’s nose early in the first round. By the second and third rounds, Roman backed up Ruiz with a steady jab and lightening fast left uppercut. From that point forward, Roman was essentially in the driver’s seat, navigating his way to the first title defense win of his young career. Unanimous decision scores read 98-92 and 99-91 twice.

 

In the co-main event, junior welterweight Giovani Santillan (17-0, 9 KOs) of San Diego remained unbeaten after winning a hard fought majority decision against the bigger and taller Ernesto Ortiz (10-3, 7 KOs) of Morelos, Mex.

 

Ortiz, who is listed at junior welterweight but could very easily fight at welterweight, possessed quick hands and a powerful right hand. The 23-year-old Santillan, off since February, showed no evidence of ring rust and was able to mix precise uppercuts with crushing body shots throughout the 8-round fight. 

 

It was a battle of differing styles as Ortiz preferred to strike from distance with his right hand, while Santillan was most effective in close quarters. In the seventh round, the fight might as well have taken place in an elevator because both fighters were content to let the leather fly. Ultimately, Santillan showed more offensive and defensive consistency, and came away with perhaps the toughest win of his career. Scores read 76-76, 78-74, and 80-72.

 

“I think this is exactly the type of fight that I needed,” Santillan said. “Ortiz is a great competitor and the only way to get better is to be in tough fights.”

 

Up-and-coming featherweight Jose Haro (11-1, 6 KOs) of Salt Lake City delivered an impressive performance against the quick hitting Juan Reyes (12-3-3, 2 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. In the third round, Haro landed a sweeping right hand that was heard throughout the arena. Haro showed tremendous technical ability, while also displaying a stingy defense that was good enough for a unanimous decision win 79-73 all around.

 

Featherweight Erick Ituarte (12-1-1, 2 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. and Angel Martinez (6-2-1, 2 KOs) of Laredo, Tex. put on an exciting slugfest over six rounds. Ituarte was aggressive early and preferred to take the action to Martinez. While Ituarte relied on combinations, Martinez favored a counter left hook.

 

Toward the end of the fifth round, Ituarte connected with a powerful combination that floored the less experienced Martinez. He would beat the count, but by then, Ituarte had wrapped up the win. The scores read 59-54 and 60-53 in favor of Ituarte.

 

Lightweight Cesar Villarraga (8-1, 4 KOs) of Colombia suffered his first defeat at the hands of the Joel Diaz-trained Manuel Mendez (6-1-1, 3 KOs) of Indio, Calif. Villarraga appeared to be in control of the fight until the closing minute of the third round when he got caught with a straight right.

 

On the way down, Villarraga rolled his right ankle and could not beat the count. Mendez collected his third knockout win of his career (2:25 mark). It was a tough loss for Villarraga, as he was ahead on all three scorecards before he went down.

 

Kicking off the “Path to Glory” card were heavyweights Dakota Walker (1-0) of Los Angeles and Edgar Najera (0-5) of Tijuana, Mex. Walker, making his professional debut, worked a steady jab to keep Najera off balance. Even though winless through five fights, Najera displayed a steady defense that made it difficult for Walker to punch through. Nevertheless, Walker dominated the fight and won via unanimous decision 40-36 all around.
“Path to Glory” was presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Lucas Oil, in association with LATV Networks. 

 

@paulmalignaggi Defeated Fazekas in Italy In his Italian debut.

  
Former super lightweight and welterweight world champion Paulie Malignaggi (34-7, 7 KOs) outpointed Hungarian journeyman Laszlo Fazekas (27-22-1, 17 KOs) over eight rounds on Saturday night at the famed Principe Theater in Milan. Scores were 79-72, 80-71, 80-71. “The Magic Man” could now return to Italy for a showdown with European welterweight champion Gianluca Branco next.

Post fight quotes: @paulmalignaggiJust wanted to let all my fans know we got the win tonight in Milan, Unanimous Decision. Felt good to get the hand raised for the 34th time. Above all, truly an honor to fight on Italian soil, and the love from the crowd was unreal. 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹 Really needed discipline to prep for this fight & it felt great to get the win. Thanks to #TeamMalignaggi and all my fans for the support!! Now it’s back to the states tomorrow. Straight to Vegas to work #PBConFS1 Tuesday night lol. Wouldn’t have it any other way!!

Falcao Rising Brazilian Stock In Boxing.

  
@esquivafalcao Rising Brazilian Stock In Boxing.

2012 Olympic middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcao moved to 11-0 with 7 KOs after a second round KO over Zoltan Papp (7-2-1, 3 KOs). In a battle of southpaws, Falcao bloodied Papp’s nose near the end of round one. In round two, Falcao connected with a left/right and an exhausted Papp went down against ropes. The fight was halted at 1:50.
@soulfighter @esquivafalcao @trboxing 

Photo credits: @shepherdguy1 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY @lucasmatthysse

  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @lucasmatthysse 

@LUCASMATTHYSSE TO FACE @VIKTOR_POSTOL

FOR THE VACANT WBC WORLD SUPER 

LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 FROM @STUBHUB CENTER AND 

LIVE ON @HBOBOXING AFTER DARK 

On October 3, one the most exciting fighters and fearsome punchers in boxing, 

Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) will take on the dangerous and 

undefeated Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion, the championship event will be televised live on 

HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
@GoldenBoyBoxing @RealOscarDeLaHoya 

@OscarDeLaHoya @MonicaSears @MakeAWar @MarylynAceves @Micheladatime @Class56Ramiro

@bronzebomber DEONTAY WILDER SCORES 11TH ROUND TKO VICTORY OVER JOHANN DUHAUPAS IN PBC ON NBC THRILLER FROM LEGACY ARENA IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.

  
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs)scored another impressive victory ofhis exciting and undefeated career tonight with a hard-fought 11th round TKO over Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-3, 20 KOs) in primetime on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC. Wilder’s win, which came at 55 seconds in the round, was registered in front of 8,471 raucous Alabama fans at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. 
Wilder was in a tough fight against the durable Duhaupas, who tested the strength and stamina of the highly touted American heavyweight. Wilder controlled the pace of much of the early rounds but had to weather the toughness of his opponent who refused to back away from Wilder’s punches. However, in the later rounds of the contest, Wilder listened to his corner and unleashed a series of combinations, including body shots, uppercuts and right hands to overwhelm his opponent and force Ref. Jack Reiss to stop the contest. 

Wilder competed in the first heavyweight title bout in primetime on NBC since May 20, 1985, when then-undefeated American heavyweight world champion Larry Holmes, defended his title against Carl Williams in Reno, Nevada. 

In the co-main event of the evening, 2012 U.S. Olympic undefeated heavyweight Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale, who improved to 16-0, 14 KOs, scored a 10-round unanimous decision over a tough and cagey “Big” Fred Kassi (18-4-1, 10 KOs), in a hard fought heavyweight battle. Judges scores were 98-92, 97-93 and 100-90.

 @wbcboxing @wbcmoro #bombsquad @premierboxingchamps @NBCSoprts @Swamsonpr @Swanson_Comm @DibellaEnt @LouDibella @KevinCRooney 

#PBConNBC @bwats0n @mwatty1 @RealSkyyBoxing @Russanber @cuzhill @diggybre_ Photo credits: Lucas Noonan

WAWRZYK WILL RELEASE PAIN

  
Polish warrior Andrzej Wawrzyk on the rise tonight in the ring against Mike Shepperd It is just a comfortable environment for the hard hitting Wawrzyk Who wants to make the fight a sealed memory of the stoppage as he has his eyes right on @bronzebomber fight, Punching and climbing the division is the current set direction.

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION DEONTAY WILDER

COMES TO PRIMETIME NBC AS HE FACES FRENCHMAN JOHANN DUHAUPAS AS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS COMES TO
@LEGACYARENA IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH LIVE AT 8:30 P.M. ET/5:30 P.M. PT
PLUS! UNDEFEATED STAR OMAR FIGUEROA TAKES ON FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ANTONIO DEMARCO IN SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT ACTION!
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder @BronzeBomber (34-0, 33 KOs) will make the second defense of his title when he faces France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) in primetime on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday, September 26 from Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT with exciting undefeated brawler Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KOs) returning to the ring to battle former world champion Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) in 12 rounds of super lightweight action. @premierboxingchamps @NBCSoprts @Swamsonpr @Swanson_Comm @DibellaEnt @LouDibella @KevinCRooney 

#PBConNBC @bwats0n @mwatty1

POSTOL READY FOR WAR

  
@viktor_postol #WarPostol @trboxing 

Photo credits: @4mikeywilliams 

@LUCASMATTHYSSE TO FACE @VIKTOR_POSTOL

FOR THE VACANT WBC WORLD SUPER 

LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 FROM @STUBHUB CENTER AND 

LIVE ON @HBOBOXING AFTER DARK 

On October 3, one the most exciting fighters and fearsome punchers in boxing, 

Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) will take on the dangerous and 

undefeated Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion, the championship event will be televised live on 

HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
@GoldenBoyBoxing @RealOscarDeLaHoya 

@OscarDeLaHoya @MonicaSears @MakeAWar @MarylynAceves @Micheladatime @Class56Ramiro @mitsubishisuperstores @mitsubishimotors

@AllStarBoxing CRUZ & GONZALEZ BREAK BREAD GETTING CRUZ SET FOR OCT 9th

  
Photo credits: Alex Menendez 
@phenom_cruz Orlando Cruz finishing up great sparring with Kermit Gonzalez as Cruz getting set for Oct 9th 

@allstarboxinginc Alert: e popular series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will change sites for their fall season opener on Friday, October 9, 2015. The show will now be at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. It was originally scheduled for Palm Bay, Florida. @allstarboxing @clovis_25 @telemundo @telemundotampa @ford #boxeotelemundo Photo: @bazooka_zook

Championship fight Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury postponed – Purchased tickets keep their validity – New date to be announced next week

  
Photo credits: Alex Menendez 

Hamburg, September 25 2015. Due to a tendon tear in the left calf of the IBF/IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion and WBA/WBO Superchampion Wladimir Klitschko, his championship fight against Tyson Fury will be postponed. After sustaining the injury in his training session yesterday, Wladimir Klitschko promptly left his training camp to seek medical treatment from Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, phsyician for the German national soccer team, who has diagnosed the injury.

 

“Especially after the exciting press conference last Wednesday, I was looking forward to this fight very much. I know that a lot of fans have already organized their trips to support me in Düsseldorf. I am so sorry that I am not able to fight on October 24. I also apologize to my opponent, who has spent many weeks preparing for this fight. I will do my very best to recover as fast as possible,” said Wladimir Klitschko.

 

Klitschko will continue to seek medical treatment from Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt and the new date for the fight against Tyson Fury will be announced next week. The ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf will still be the venue.

 

“The clinical and MRI-examination showed a partial musculotendinous tear of the left calf. The boxing fight planned for October 24 (World Championship in the heavyweight division) should be postponed for an indefinite period of time. Due to this injury we strictly recommend ceasing athletic activity in the next weeks,” said Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt.

 

“Unfortunately, these situations are always possible in individual sports. We all know about the importance of this event for everyone involved, as well as for all boxing fans. Therefore, we are trying everything possible to postpone this fight to a nearby date at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf,” said Bernd Bönte, CEO of Klitschko Management Group.

@CottoPromotions MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO, URBAN LATIN STARYANDEL AND TIDAL ANNOUNCE A HISTORIC EVENT IN PUERTO RICO

  
MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO, URBAN LATIN STAR

YANDEL AND TIDAL ANNOUNCE A HISTORIC EVENT IN PUERTO RICO

 SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY YANDEL SET

FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 COTTO MEGA-FIGHT

AGAINST FORMER TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION CANELO ALVAREZ

FROM THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS

PRESENTED LIVE BY HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®

 Hector Santos Guia/Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

San Juan, Puerto Rico – September 24, 2015 – Today, WBC and Ring Magazine

Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto and acclaimed artist of the urban Latin

genre, Yandel, officially announced a new partnership with TIDAL, the global

streaming entertainment company, to produce its first-ever streamed concert from the

island of Puerto Rico.

 

Upon signing with Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto agreed to assist Roc Nation in the

promotion and production of concerts in Puerto Rico. This venture marks the first such

collaboration on a musical project in conjunction with TIDAL, the newly launched

music streaming service that combines the best high fidelity sound quality, high

definition music videos and expertly curated editorial. Yandel will be the first Hispanic

artist of any genre to live stream a concert on TIDAL.com.

 

Yandel, who releases his third solo album under the Sony label on November 6 titled

“Dangerous,” kicks off his concert tour in the United States and Latin America in late

September and will conclude the series of shows in Puerto Rico from the Convention

Center on December 12, 2015 which will be streamed live on TIDAL.com.

 

It was also announced today that the November 21 mega-fight between Cotto (40-4, 33

KOs) and Mexican superstar and former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World

Champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) will feature a special live performance by

Yandel. The performance will be part of the fight’s telecast which will be produced

and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

 

On the announcement of the new venture Cotto said: “This is a great day for me and

Cotto Promotions and I am glad that we are able to debut our partnership with TIDAL

in Puerto Rico with an amazing talent and a good friend, Yandel. I thank everyone for

their support and for taking the time to be with us on this special day.”

 

“I am really excited and thankful for opportunity to work with Cotto Promotions,

TIDAL and Roc Nation,” said Yandel. “It is an honor to become the first artist to

represent not only my country, but also my music in an event of this magnitude with

major sports and entertainment figures that I truly admire. This is without a doubt a

new milestone in my career and an inspiration to continue to offer my fans music

experiences with the quality that my audience deserves. ”

 

Additional details regarding the event will be announced at a later date.

 

About Cotto vs. Canelo

Cotto vs. Canelo, a 12-round fight for Cotto’s WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight

World Championships, takes place Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center

in Las Vegas. The fight is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Golden Boy Promotions,

Miguel Cotto Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra;

Mexico, Live it to Believe it!; O’Reilly Auto Parts, Tequila Cazadores and CTMS Travel.

The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00

p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT