Monthly Archives: November 2015

Diamante Verdejo Media Day

  
@diamanteverdejo Felix Verdejo ready to fulfil one of his dreams on December 11th ‘Diamante boricua boxing

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at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, P.R. “There are already few days. I am well happy because I know that it nears fight with my people the most. Well grateful with God and the company Top Rank for all the opportunities that have been presented to me in my short career,”said the ever-smiling fighter. “

  
On December 11th what I want to see the most is a party of people. I want to give my people a nice fight and put well up my flag, so that even for a moment forget so much bad news and we celebrate all United,”said Verdejo.
We want that on 11 December the Colosseum seem a party of people who will bring their tambourines because that night we are a rumbón large the most good,”said Ricky Márquez, trainer and handler of Verdejo.

  
as for his left hand operated, Verdejo said to be at 100 percent to his return to the roped. “Thank God there is no discomfort in the hand, and we are ready for a big fight on December 11,” concluded saying the undefeated former Olympian. 

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SERGEY KOVALEV VS. JEAN PASCAL II

  
SERGEY KOVALEV VS. JEAN PASCAL II

WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

SET FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

FROM THE BELL CENTRE IN MONTREAL

LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Photos – Credit: Bob Lévesque
MONTREAL,  – Although the fight is still two months away, there was already tension between unified light heavyweight title holder Sergey Kovalev and former world champion Jean Pascal at Monday’s press conference held at Bell Centre’s La Cage – Brasserie Sportive. Main Events and InterBox formally announce the rematch for the Unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship set to take place on Saturday, January 30 at Bell Centre. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
  

 While Pascal (30-3-1, 17 K.-O.), the former WBC, IBO and The Ring light heavyweight world champion, vowed to surprise Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 K.-O.), who is the current WBO and IBF light heavyweight world title holder, as well as the WBA Super World light heavyweight champ, the Canadian boxer also said that he would “teach him respect, and to respect Canadian boxing fans”.

 

Earlier this year, on March 14 at Montreal’s Bell Centre, Kovalev beat Pascal by TKO in the 8th round. But Pascal’s side said the 35-year-old Quebec-based boxer would make amends this time around.

 

“Jean Pascal put Sergey Kovalev in trouble in several rounds in the first bout, and I’m convinced he will be even better this time around,” said InterBox President Jean Bédard. “We’re in for a great fight and that’s why it didn’t take much time for HBO to decide to broadcast this rematch.”

 

Jean Pascal stated, “I put him down in the 8th round in the first fight, but they called it a slip. But I promise you that Kovalev is going to have a full plate in the rematch. I’m going to have a full plate as well, but I have a new trainer (Freddie Roach), I’ve changed things, I’ve improved in ways that Kovalev cannot even imagine. I’m going to break up the party, I’m going to teach him respect, and to respect Canadian boxing fans.”

 “I’m not a talker, I’m a fighter,” responded Kovalev. “I’m will make him close his mouth once and for all on January 30.”

 “Not many boxers have agreed to step into the ring with Krusher a second time, so Pascal must be respected for showing the guts to do it,” said Egis Klimas, Kovalev’s manager. “So even though I don’t agree with much of what Pascal says, I respect the warrior that he is.”

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 Like the first fight, the rematch will take place on Pascal’s turf and is expect to attract a large crowd at Bell Centre.

  
 “Krusher likes to fight in his opponent’s city because he loves to disappoint the opposing boxer’s fans,” said Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, Kovalev’s promoter.

 Since the first Kovalev-Pascal fight, Kovalev beat Nadjib Mohammedi (37-4-0, 23 KO) by knock-out in the third round on July 25 in Las Vegas, while Pascal beat Yunieski Gonzalez (16-1-0, 12 KO) by unanimous decision in 10 rounds while fighting on the same card.

 Pascal said he will leave home for the next two months to prepare in the United States for the January 30 fight. He will spend part of his camp south of the border with Freddie Roach, his new trainer.

 “It will be a sacrifice to spend Christmas and New Year’s Day away from my loved ones, but it will be worth it. I’ll be celebrating the New Year with style on February 1st!”

 “This time around, preventing Kovalev from going ahead with combinations will be key. That will be part of my game plan,” said Pascal.

 “I will give it my all, I will apply all the skills I have and put them into this fight,” said Kovalev.

DEGALE – BUTE PUT THE SHO ON TOP

  
DEGALE – BUTE PUT THE SHO ON TOP

@jamesdegale_ vs @butelucian 
IBF super middleweight world champion James “Chunky” DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) retained his title with a hard-fought unanimous decision over former world champion Lucian Bute (32-3, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City. Bute showed his metal as a veteran warrior maintained steady attack on the very quick handed DeGale responded with whipping shots to Bute head pressing the action in a back and forth exciting fight,There was no question DeGale gave it but he also took it from the bravely Bute as DeGale was busier, but a motivated Bute did his share of damage too but fell short in the judge scores were 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.

@shosports

SOUTH AFRICA’S JEGELS STOPS RODRIGUEZ IN IMPRESSIVE FASHION

  
SOUTH AFRICA’S JEGELS STOPS RODRIGUEZ IN IMPRESSIVE FASHION
Photo credits: Nick Lourens 
By Damon Gonzalez 

Flyweight Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels (5-0, 5 KO’s) from East London, South Africa had a very strong outing and was able to maneuver her power shots effectively right from the opening bell catching Yohana Janet Rodriguez (2-1, 1 KO’s) flush putting her down ending her night by TKO in round one at the Selbourne Park, East London, S.A. Fight card Presented by Jijuta Promotions

FURY INTIMIDATION WINS 

  
FURY INTIMIDATION WINS 

The New Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) won an uneventful twelve round unanimous decision to dethrone WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) on Saturday night before 55,000+ at the ESPIRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Klitschko deals the wrong hand tonight as he stood in the center of the ring with Tyson Fury if to say “Why am I still doing this”!! Klitschko from the start of the fight just couldn’t adjust to the entertaining Fury dancing around the ring but campaigning scoring shots throughout the contest keeping the former champion Klitschko thinking way too much and not landing as frequent as Fury. 

No argument in the judges scoring but the unique Fury overwhelmed with celebration after the announcement from The prestigious Michael Buffer gave the boxing world his moment by singing in the middle of the ring after the fight. @hboboxing

CUADRAS FINDS A WAY TO WIN 

  
CUADRAS FINDS A WAY TO WIN 

By Damon Gonzalez 

Photo credits: Naoki Fukuda 

Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KO’s) celebrates just before the final bell and retains his WBC super flyweight belt in a less tasteful unanimous decision win over Japanese fighter Koki Eto (17-4-1, 13 KO’s) I like the fact that Eto had nothing to loose he took edgy risk early on and was walking into Cuadras punches scoring the early part of the contest, the all was going well for Caudras then “Who turned out the lights” he just shut down mid way in the fight Eto was tattooing him landing hard shots right to Cuadras face responding by just going straight back jumping on the bike the second part of the contest surviving a victory. Judges scores 116-112, 117-111 (2x). @wbcboxing @wbcmoro @wbcgreenbelt @promodelpueblo

MATOS SISTERS FUTURE WARRIOR 

  
Amateur Watch Puerto Rico’s #MatosSisters Angelie Matos

Rose Matos fighting in National tournament from December 3-19 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷👊🏻💥

KIMURA GETS SUPERSTARDOM WIN OVER GUEVARA 

  
KIMURA GETS SUPERSTARDOM WIN OVER GUEVARA 

By Damon Gonzalez 

Photo credits: Naoki Fukuda 

Japanese star Yu Kimura (18-2-1,3 KOs), was the spotlight taking matters in his own hands astoundingly dethroned highly regarded WBC light-flyweight champ Pedro Guevara (26-2-1, 17 KOs), from Mexico, by a hard-fought but well-received split decision, and yes his accomplishments certainly matched his appeal in this contest by taking the decorated Mexican warrior into deep waters over twelve heated rounds on Saturday in Sendai, Japan. The Judges scores were (115-113 twice for Kimura, 111-117 for Guevara). @promodelpueblo @wbcboxing @wbcmoro @wbcgreenbelt

JAMES DeGALE VS. LUCIAN BUTEOFFICIAL WEIGHTS 

  
JAMES DeGALE VS. LUCIAN BUTE

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

TOMORROW/SATURDAY, NOV. 28 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

FROM VIDEOTRON CENTRE IN QUEBEC CITY, CANADA

Photo Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME
 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® (11 p.m. ET/PT)

IBF Super Middleweight World Championship

James DeGale – 167 ¼ Pounds

Lucian Bute – 167 ½ Pounds

 WBC Light Heavyweight World Title Eliminator

Eleider Alvarez – 174 ¾ Pounds

Isaac Chilemba – 173 ½ Pounds

 SHOWTIME BOXING ON SHO EXTREME® (9 p.m. ET/PT)

Super Lightweight Bout – 10 Rounds

Amir Imam – 139 ½ Pounds

Adrian Granados – 139 ½ Pounds

 Heavyweight Bout – 10 Rounds

Oscar Rivas – 240 ½ Pounds

Joey Abell – 236 ½ Pounds

CHARLO-CAMPFORT WEIGHTS FROM DALLAS 

  
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Jermall Charlo 154 vs. Wilky Campfort 153.2
(IBF jr middleweight title)

*Charlo lost .4 lb and made weight on the second try

Errol Spence 147 vs. Alejandro Barrera 146.4
*Spence lost .2 lb and made weight on the second try

Erickson Lubin 154.4 vs. Alexis Camacho 153
Eddie Ramirez 141.6 vs. Bilal Mahasin 142.2

Ryan Karl 140.8 vs. Ken Alvarez 141.2

Steve Lovett 177 vs. Samuel Miller 177.2

John Molina Jr 142.6 vs. Jorge Romero 143

Francisco Cruz 140.2 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 140.8

Antonio Castillo 134.2 vs. Willy Miller 135

Amin Rashidi 149.8 vs. Adrian Sargent 147.4

John Bullock 153 vs. Carlos Dixon 154.4

L’Darius Whetstone 138.4 vs. Daniel Sanchez 135.4

Abraham Torrres Jr 135.6 vs. Colton Wright 135

Venue: The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Leija-Battah

TV: NBC