107.8LBS ANGEL ACOSTA VS. ERICKSON MARTELL 108LBS
132LBS ALBERTO MACHADO VS. MIGUEL ANGEL MENDOZA 130LBS
114.4LBS JOSE MARTINEZ VS. EDWIN RODRIGUEZ 114.6LBS
105.4LBS JANIEL RIVERA VS. ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ 105.6LBS
114.6LBS CARLOS NARVAEZ VS. CARLOS RODRIGUEZ 113.4LBS
139LBS JOHN BAUZA VS. LEROY PADILLA 141LBS
126LBS RICARDO RODRIGUEZ VS. LUIS COSME 127LBS
124LBS JUAN HERRERA VS. LUIS ORTIZ 124LBS
Golden Boy Promotion’s media and entertainment division new original programming MANO A MANO: CANELO/KHANwill premiere today, April 21 on US affiliate networks in conjunction with classic fights featuring Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan. Narrated by the world-renowned Michael Buffer, MANO A MANO: CANELO/KHAN is a two-part docuseries event detailing the road to the mega-fight with exculsive interviews and a behind the scenes look into each fighter trianing camps.
Each episode, available in both English and Spanish, highlights each fighter’s sacrifice and journey to prepare for the May 7 event at the new-state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Excutively produced by Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, the series is set to broadcast on Comcast SportsNet, FoxSports, FoxDeportes, Madison Square Garden Plus, Cox Sports Television and ROOTS Northewest and Southwest. Check your local listings for additional broadcast outlets.
“This is an exciting moment in the history of Golden Boy Promotions as we premiere our first original programming series MANO A MANO: CANELO/KHAN under the company’s new media and entertainment division,”said Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “I know that fans across the country will enjoy this two-part series on Canelo vs. Khan, which has exclusive interviews and content with these two international superstars.”
York, Penn. – Back on April 9, Steve Weimer came back from a 39-month layoff with a four round unanimous decision over 73-fight veteran, Joseph Figueroa in Springfield, Virginia.
With the win, Weimer raised his perfect mark to 10-0 and the middleweight prospect from York, Pennsylvania is primed and ready to keep the momentum going. “He was a tough guy, but I boxed him,” Weimer said of Figueroa. “I used my length and range to set up the right hand to score a knockdown in the first round. After the layoff, it was good to shake the rust off.” “I kept my composure and fought my fight. I did exactly what I wanted to do. It was the perfect comeback fight.
There won’t be anymore long layoffs for Weimer as he is already preparing for his next outing, which is scheduled to take place on June 4th in Springfield. “I am already back in the gym for June 4th. There are a few guys they are talking to and I am just preparing for whoever takes the fight.” The fight was also a new beginning for Weimer as it was his first bout under the promotional banner of Jeter Promotions. “Being my first fight under Jeter Promotions, it went really well. Tony Jeter is a smart guy and a good promoter. He focuses on me and I know he will get me the fights that I need to get me to where I need to be,” said the 26 year-old Weimer.
Said Jeter Promotions CEO, Tony Jeter, “Steve wants to fight anybody. He has the confidence to go along with his talent. I know if we bring him along the right way, he can do big things. The sky is the limit for him. He has all the intangibles that a promoter looks for that go along with his ability. He is every marketable and he can fight and I am just so excited to what the future has in store for Steve.” Photo credits: @tonyjeter Promotions
Gennady Golovkin vs. Dominic Wade for the WBA Super World Middleweight Title, the IBF World Middleweight Title, International Boxing Organization World Middleweight Title and the Interim WBC World Middleweight Title #FaceOff
@chocolatito87 vs @mcwilliamsarroyo
Roman Gonzalez vs. McWilliams Arroyo for the @wbcboxing WBC World Flyweight Title.
GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN VS. DOMINIC WADE World Middleweight Championship Saturday, April 23 at the Forum Televised Live on HBO
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, February 16!!
Los Angeles, CA – Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will make his highly anticipated return to the Fabulous Forum on Saturday, April 23 to defend his world titles against undefeated, mandatory challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade. The event will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with TGB Promotions, advance tickets for “UNDEFEATED”, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, will go on‐ sale Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. PT through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1‐800‐ 745‐3000) and the Forum Box Office. @hboboxing @theforum @tomloeffler1 @thesummitgym @tgbpromotions
Maurice Hooker back in camp, training and sparring.
Photo credits: @staceyverbeek
NABO junior welterweight title holder and Roc Nation prospect Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker opens training camp for his next bout at his home gym, Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, TX.
Hooker (20-0-2, 15 KOs) was last in action March 26th on the Ward-Barrera undercard vs Wilfredo Buelvas who was dispatched by Hooker via knockout at 1.40 of the first round. Hooker will be moving camp this weekend to the California Coastal area to join the camps of several prominent fighters preparing for upcoming headliners. @mabgdallas
By Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son
WORKING TOGETHER WORKS!
My dearest father, Jose Sulaiman, always thought me that there is nothing more important than unity and respect. There are countless famous quotes, one of my favorites is: “Together we stand, divided we fall.”
Boxing is a different sport from all other major ones. Unlike the NFL in football, MLB in baseball, NBA in basketball, NHL in hockey, etc… Boxing governing entities have absolutely nothing to do with the business aspect of the sport. In boxing, independent promotional companies handle the business, TV deals, site deals and gate, sponsorship, etc…. This creates a model which often leads to individual efforts instead of actions for the common benefit of all in the industry, leads to antagonism and power struggle among boxing promoters, managers, agents, etc ….
The same happens within boxing governing bodies. Boxing is structured with several levels of jurisdiction and it all depends on the laws of each individual country which complicates, in some cases, the correct administration of the sport.
The ultimate authority to regulate a boxing event is known as the “local boxing commission.” There are local boxing commissions formed by cities, some by states, some by countries. For example the law in the USA allows only one boxing commission by state which oversees all boxing activity in the state, with the exception of the tribal commissions which have complete autonomy. In Mexico, most states allow unlimited boxing commissions and those may be formed in each city of the state! Some countries do have a single National governing body which is the only legally entity entitled to oversee boxing.
There are Continental boxing federations, these groups work by the affiliation of countries and finally the World boxing governing bodies.
The WBC is formed by the affiliation of nine Continental boxing federations, which are:
ABCO – Asian Boxing Council
ABU – African Boxing Union
BBBC – British Boxing Board of Control
CISBB – CIS and Slovenian Boxing Bureau
EBU – European Boxing Union
FECARBOX – Central and South America Boxing Federation
FECONSUR – South Continent Boxing Federation
NABF – North America Boxing Federation
OPBF – Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation
The administration of the sport relies on local commissions sanctioning the local fights for four, six, eight, ten rounds and then comes the interaction whenever there is a championship fight in which the sanctioning, in the perfect world, should be between both the local authority and the governing body, which is the owner of the rights and accolades of the championship at stake.
We believe in working together and in most cases the events are successfully sanctioned in conjunction, with respect and reciprocity .
One tremendous problem in the world of boxing is the fact that there are multiple differences in rules, procedures, protocols, there are even a wide variety of minimum medical requirements from state to state and country to country. The WBC will continue to work and will continue to try to find mutual agreements with all boxing jurisdictions to administer boxing in the best and the most safe way around the world.
Boxing governing bodies or sanctioning organizations as commonly known have respect between them but not often work together. There are too many differences in constitutions, rules and regulations. There have been some attempts to sit down and try to make things happen, not much success. While there have been projects to establish a “Champions Tournament” that would lead to having one champion by division, administered by the four organizations, this has fallen into becoming dreams and good intentions with much limited feasibility. Today there are potential “dream fights” and many involve the unification of titles. It would be great to “work together.” Unification fights are great but those must be done for the benefit of the sport and not to avoid a mandatory or to hurt the interest of third parties.
I am certain that things will be changing. Promoters need to work together, there are so many fights that the public demands and are being left undone due to rivalries between promoters, TV networks, boxing organizations, even nations…. 2016 is a key for the future of our beloved sport, let’s see how things evolve and let’s all hope for the best.
Thank you and I welcome any comments, suggestions and recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz returns to the ring in Puerto Rico on Saturday April 16th at Coliseo Roberto Clemente – Presented by Top Rank and Diamante Promotions.
LB: This is a huge opportunity fighting for youth WBO your thoughts?
PITUFO: Yes is a bless to fight for the wbo youth champion.
Your opponent Ray Ximenez on record a tough kid he says he’s coming to fight your thoughts?
PITUFO: That is good
LB: Has this training camp been more intense then others?
PITUFO: Yes for sure make a great training camp and we are ready for this opportunity.
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@noemibosques Super flyweight Noemi “NoNo” Bosques from St.Petersburg, Florida. having a open media workout at the City Boxing NZ Gym as she gets prepared to collide against British fighter Michelle “Pressure” Preston this Saturday April 16th at The Trust Arena Auckland for #RoyalRampage @lisalewislive
Photo credits: @caldenjamiesonphotography