Monthly Archives: May 2017
“I’m very happy to be back and to be here. Our training camp starts on the first of July. Kamegai is a tough fighter, and he is coming with the victory on his mind. I’m going to do the best I can for this fight and fight with my heart as always. See you all on August 26.”
@realmiguelacotto vs @yoshihirokamegai_official
FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO
TO BATTLE FOR VACANT WBO WORLD JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 FROM STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF. TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
Press Conference and Ticket Information Coming Soon!
LOS ANGELES – Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in the rich boxing history of Puerto Rico, will return to the ring on Saturday, August 26 to take on the always-exciting Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) in a 12-round match for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Cotto will attempt to secure a sixth world championship in four weight classes as he makes his 23rd appearance on HBO.
Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD”. The event will take place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
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Photo: @goldenboyboxing Tom Hogan Photos
@islamkanat Super welterweight Kanat Islam (24-0, 19 KOs) from Kazakhstan remained unbeaten with a victory over Norberto Gonzalez (23-9, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Boca Raton Resort & Spa in Boca Raton, Florida. Islam won by 12th round unanimous decision in a clash for the WBA Intercontinental and WBO NABO belts.
Photo credits: @fotoalexm 📸🥊
World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) hosted a media workout in Miami, Florida, ahead of his respective championship defenses on the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard of Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2: “The Rematch.” @rocnationsports @rocnation @main_events @hboboxing
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SAMPSON LEWKOWICZ SIGNS WOMEN’S THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION CAROLINA DUER TO A PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT.
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz proudly announces the signing of three-time women’s world champion Carolina Duer of Buenos Aires to a promotional contract.
Duer (19-3-1, 6 KOs), undefeated since her fifth fight in 2008, is the current interim IBF World Female Bantamweight Champion. She won the WBO Bantamweight Championship in July 2013 and made two successful defenses, as well as the WBO Super Flyweight Championship in 2010 and made six successful defenses.
The Jewish daughter of Syrian immigrants to Argentina, Duer is a celebrity in her homeland, having appeared on the reality TV show Celebrity Splash!, which taught celebrities the art of diving, and now moonlighting as a prominent boxing commentator for Argentine National TV.
As an amateur, Duer won 19 of 20 fights. She is also the first women of Jewish descent to win a WBO title.
Lewkowicz says for his first move as her new promoter, he’ll relocate the South American star to the United States. “Carolina Duer is one of the best female fighters in boxing,” said Lewkowicz. “In the US, she will get the best training possible. It is only a matter of time before she becomes the star North America that she is back home. I am very happy to be working with her. This is the perfect time for her career, as female boxing has become very popular once again.”
Photo credits: @barbiedeacero
By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Miami, Florida – On Saturday, May 20th, Cuban star Super Lightweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KO’s) will be one step closer to becoming the first Cuban to win world titles in three weight classes when he battles Kiryl “Mad Bee” Relikh (21-1, 19 KO’s) in a WBA 140-pound title eliminator. Barthelemy already a champion at 130 and 135 will put himself in a mandatory position to face unified 140 champion Julius Indongo if he were to defeat Relikh on Saturday, May 20th.
This bout will be televised on Showtime at 6PM ET/3PM PT. The main-event will be headlined by WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. defending his title against top challenger Oscar Escandon. Also middleweight contenders Andre Dirrell and Jose Uzcategui will matchup for the Interim IBF Super Middleweight World Championship.
Undefeated Prospect Logan Yoon Returns on Saturday, June 3 atHard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inHollywood, Fla.
Amongst his many amateur accomplishments, Yoon was a two-time Silver Champion at Ringside World Championships, a two-time Colorado Springs Pikes Peak champion, an Arkansas National Champion, an Adidas National champion, a two-time Silver Junior National Golden Gloves champion, a Junior Olympic bronze medalist and a Silver Youth National Champion.
“Logan’s records of 98 wins and 7 losses as an amateur has allowed for an easy transition into the pros. Now, he is 18-years-old and has every single thing needed to be a world champion, guaranteed,” said his manager, Henry Rivalta. “Expect Yoon to be on the fast track to a world title.”
Standing 5’10, Yoon is of Korean-Puerto Rican descent. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he is a prospect keep an eye on. He has a rare combination of speed along with formidable power in both hands. With his advanced skillset, Yoon took his skills to the professional ranks and made his pro debut in Mexico before turning 18-years-old.
“I’m ready to take my God given talent to the professional arena,” stated Logan Yoon. “Signing with Henry Rivalta has been a blessing for me and my dad, who’s been with me since the beginning. I know with a lot of hard work, everything will pay off in the end. I can’t wait to fight in Florida on June 3.”
“Logan is amazing and I am extremely pleased to have signed him.,” said Rivalta. “He’s a very sharp, poised fighter, who comes forward and can really bang. This kid is only 18-years-old and will no doubt become a world champion, in my humble opinion. He has terrific skills and I believe he’s going to make a fantastic pro. The ‘Korican Kid’ is the total package. This kid has a team behind him, a great father and coach who is a mentor to many and also my friend. Logan’s aggressive and precise style will be great for the television audience.”
Longtime childhood friend and recently signed Top Rank fighter Teofimo Lopez stated about Logan, “I sparred with everybody and Logan is definitely the strongest-based fighter I’ve ever been in there with. He’s my brother from another mother and people are going to love him. He’s the next Pacquiao. He’s so humble but boy can he rumble.”