THE FLORIDA BOXING HALL OF FAME 2012 INDUCTION WEEKEND

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THE FLORIDA BOXING HALL OF FAME 2012 INDUCTION WEEKEND
WORLD CHAMPIONS ROBERTO DURAN, AARON PRYOR ALONG WITH ALL OF THE OTHER GREAT INDUCTEES SCHEDULED TO ATTEND: MICHAEL CARBAJAL, ANTONIO TARVER, WINKY WRIGHT, TONY TUCKER, PINKLON THOMAS AND MORE !!

Friday night, “Meet the Champions Cocktail Party: 7:30PM – till? cash bar

Saturday “Boxing-Exhibition” 9:00 Am – 4:00 PM Ring Lectures & Demonstrations, Memorabilia show, Photo-Ops, get your own Fist Casted, Book Signings, Autographs and more!!!

Saturday evening Dinner & Dancing and Silent Auction, etc!!!
Famous Latin Artist “Willie Panama” will be performing registration 6:30PM dinner 7:30PM cash bar

Sunday morning, Breakfast with the Inductees – 8:30AM – 10:00AM

Formal Induction Ceremony – 11:30AM
join us for cake and coffee after the induction ceremony
Cake by Alessi Bakery
CLASS OF 2012 INDUCTION WEEKEND

JUNE 22,23,24, 2012
WYNDHAM HOTEL
700 N. WESTSHORE BLVD. TAMPA, 33609
813-289-8200/877-478-6786
booking code: 06226740FL

Five exciting events over 3 days:

Friday night cocktail party: 7:30PM – till? cash bar

Saturday Boxing Day Show: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
sparring, lectures, fist casting, autographs & more

Saturday evening: Gala Dinner – Dancing & silent auction
6:30 PM regristaton – 7:30PM dinner

Sunday morning Breakfast 8:30Am – 10:00AM

Sunday Formal Induction Ceremony 11:30AM

You can purchase tickets here: http://www.floridaboxinghalloffame.com/index.html
CLASS OF 2012 INDUCTION WEEKEND

JUNE 22,23,24, 2012
WYNDHAM HOTEL
700 N. WESTSHORE BLVD. TAMPA, 33609
813-289-8200/877-478-6786
booking code: 06226740FL

Five exciting events over 3 days:

Friday night cocktail party: 7:30PM – till? cash bar

Saturday Boxing Day Show: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
sparring, lectures, fist casting, autographs & more

Saturday evening: Gala Dinner – Dancing & silent auction
6:30 PM regristaton – 7:30PM dinner

Sunday morning Breakfast 8:30Am – 10:00AM

Sunday Formal Induction Ceremony 11:30AM

Alessi keeping Boxing alive in Tampa.

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Tampa, Fl, – Alessi Promotions return to boxing drew a huge increase in attendance in the Tampa, Florida’s boxing promoter’s second fight card since the highly regarded promoter’s return to boxing at the Tampa’s Doubletree Westshore hotel Friday night. A near sellout raucous crowd enjoyed a fight card featuring 10 bouts including Main Event winner Jesse Carradine’s first round TKO of Anthony Woods and Co-Main Event and Alessi Managed Ray Ximenez’s KO of Manuel Galaviz, plus 8 other bouts that saw an additional two TKO’s, one Knockout and two bouts featuring female boxers. The live action on June 29 will be captured on PPV and can still be seen at http://www.alessipromotions.com

Don King evades Canada!

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Don King arrived in Montreal this evening (June 12) to appear at a Wednesday press conference formally announcing his fighter, undefeated International Boxing Federation light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), will face former World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs) on Aug. 11 in a highly anticipated showdown of two young fighters in their collective prime at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

King was greeted arriving in the Customs area of Montreal-Trudeau Airport by England’s Merseyside Chesire Amateur Boxing Association team. They were arriving in advance of their match up against Canada’s Montreal Select team on Friday and Sunday. See attached photo.

PHOTO CREDIT: JLASH

Ex-judge explains flaws in Bradley-Pacquiao decision

http://www.lvrj.com/news/ex-judge-explains-flaws-in-bradley-pacquiao-decision-158835745.html

John L. Smith, Las Vegas Review-Journal

The fighters were at the MGM. The judges were on Mars.

That’s the growing consensus after Saturday night’s WBO welterweight title fight between champion Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden.

Judges Duane Ford and C.J. Ross scored the 12-round fight 115-113 for Bradley. Judge Jerry Roth had Pacquiao winning, 115-113. If each judge adjusted their scorecard by just one round, the fight would have been declared a draw.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, many veteran boxing observers were watching Pacquiao dominate Bradley.

With impeccable timing, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum has assumed his usual position of outrage and called for an investigation by the state attorney general’s office. And on Tuesday, and like he doesn’t have anything better to do, Senate Majority Leader and boxing fan Harry Reid joined the chorus of boos.

But this isn’t a job for lawyers.

This is a job for optometrists.

What are attorneys going to do, file motions to compel the three boxing judges to wear their glasses next time?

In Nevada, officials sometimes call for MRIs for fighters after a particularly grueling bout. After Pacquiao-Bradley, someone should have demanded Ross, Ford and Roth have their heads examined.

Although his card didn’t count Saturday night, retired veteran judge Chuck Giampa scored the mismatch at home on television.

Fully focused on each round, watching with the sound off, he made it 118-110 for Pacquiao. In other words, Giampa gave Bradley two rounds. It wasn’t close.

You can argue that watching a fight on television is not the same as seeing it in person, but you can’t argue with Giampa’s credentials or his professional approach to the subject. In a career spanning a quarter century, Giampa judged more than 2,000 fights, including 178 title bouts.

He was on the ring apron for championship wars involving Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and many more.

At 69, he is a boxing consultant for Showtime, conducts seminars on judging and writes a monthly column for Ring magazine.

He also admits he made some mistakes during his career. Everyone does. Judges are human, despite what the jeering crowd contends.

The challenge, he says, is to admit your errors when they occur, move on, and never stop analyzing your work. Don’t become complacent.

Did that happen Saturday?

Giampa made it clear he’s not trying to deliver a low blow to his former colleagues. He expresses a great deal of respect for Ford and Roth.

But, in his considered opinion, Bradley was a better actor than puncher. Even in his best rounds he failed to land telling blows in core areas. He simply received more credit than he deserved.

Although Giampa isn’t sold on the use of punch statistics, in this case the numbers further illustrate Pacquiao’s dominance.

“A fighter can have his best round, but was it enough to win the round?” he says. “I think that’s what happened in the later rounds when Bradley had better rounds, but were they enough to win the round? I don’t think they were, in my opinion.”

While he doesn’t favor suspending the judges, Giampa believes officials get into slumps and bad habits just like the athletes they scrutinize. Increased training and monitoring is called for in this case.

Giampa tells of the years the late Chuck Minker headed the Nevada Athletic Commission. Post-fight analysis was often intense with round-by-round scrutiny of each judge involved.

As a rule of thumb, Minker was satisfied if the three judges agreed on nine of 12 rounds. Anything less, and Minker questioned what his judges were seeing or missing.

On Saturday, the judges agreed unanimously on just a half-dozen rounds.

“Obviously, they weren’t watching the same fight,” Giampa says, adding that he called the commission Monday and suggested an independent review.

While they’re reviewing the bout, it will be important for commission officials to learn the judges’ philosophical approach to the match. Knowing what they were looking for might lead to an understanding of what they missed.

Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer told reporters earlier this week that his office is scheduling just such a meeting.

In a story reported in Ring, Kizer said, “I want them to review it with me for my own edification. So I’m going to have them come in individually, and we will watch it.”

Their critics in the media and public argue it will be the first time the judges have seen the fight.

Lozano – Donaire OFF

By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez

In the main event Glenn Donaire vs. Daniel Lozano from Tampa,Florida. Fight is off as Donaire injured his knee and will not defend his intern WBC Flyweight Title against the hard hitting Lozano on June 15th on the Telemundo card promoted by All Star Boxing from Kissimmee, Florida. It is not confirmed at this time from Fight Night Productions Daniel Lozano’s promoter if he will still be on the card.
Aprox. four weeks ago, Glenn sprained his right knee while training for the June 15th, doctors sidelined him for 3 weeks. Daniel Lozano refused to fight his replacement so we removed him from the show, losing his opportunity to fight on national television for the first time. David Quijano will now face battle tested filipino warrior Juanito Rubillar.