Daniel Ponce De Leon
Thursday, February 15, 2007
We focus on the lighter weight-classes this morning…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- The Boxing Writers Association of America announced their annual awards yesterday. Who were some of the winners?
Fighter of the Year: Manny Pacquaio
Trainer of the Year: Freddie Roach
Fight of the Year: Somsak Sitchatchawal vs Mahyar Monshipour
Pat Putnam Award: Muhammad Ali
Broadcaster of the Year: Steve Albert
- Manny Pacquiao is now saying that he may wait for the winner of Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez before he fights again. That would mean his April 14th bout with Jorge Solis is now on hold…
- Speaking of Barrera-Marquez - Two of the undercard fights have been announced: Daniel Ponce De Leon vs Gerry Penalosa and Demetrius Hopkins vs Steve Forbes.
Some Good Reads:
Boxing Scene: Saturday’s Triple-Header: Quantity Over Quality?
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday. This is the slowest week ever, probably because I’m looking forward to this weekend’s heavyweight title bout. Oh wait, it’s not televised I forgot, rat bastards…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Despite his recent arrest that we all know about, HBO has announced that Jim Lampley will be one of the broadcasters for the network’s showing of the Hatton-Urango bout this weekend.
HBO had actually considered taking Lampley off of the show but reconsidered once the media coverage of his arrest died down quite a bit. Lampley didn’t say much to the media about the charges but he did express his excitement about being able to help call the fight on Saturday…
“I am pleased that HBO recognizes there is no reason for me not to be working this weekend,” Lampley said. “This is my job, this is what I do. This is business as usual. I am really looking forward to covering Ricky Hatton’s first fight in Las Vegas and a fight at the Paris for the first time. I feel like even though it’s only been five weeks since I’ve called a fight, it feels like it’s been a long time. It will feel good to be back at ringside calling the fights.”
- The Philippines-Mexico World Cup of Boxing has been postponed to later this year according to promotor Sammy Gello-ani. Gello-ani said that the event was postponed because agreements with the managers of Daniel Ponce De Leon and Johnny Gonzales were unable to reached in time for the original date of March 4th.
The postponement will also allow Oscar De La Hoya to help promote the event since it will not fall during his traning for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- Danny Williams will take on British Heavyweight Champion Scott Gammer on March 2nd in very well might be the last bout of his professional career.
Gammer actually turned down an offer to fight Audley Harrison who recently defeated Williams. Gammer rejected the offer because he is hoping to take on the winner of a possible bout between Harrison and Matt Skelton should he defeat Williams in March.
- Calvin Brock unveiled his new online travel agency today.
Seriously, is boxing not paying anymore? Brock starts his own travel agency, Foreman travels around the world to sell his grills, Tyson is willing to do anything in this world to make money, Klitschko ran for mayor… There’s so many things. I’m not taking boredom after retirement as an excuse anymore either. We need to get to the bottom of this…
Anyway Brock said that he learned about the business through a friend and soon decided that it would be an interesting venture for him to start.
“The online travel industry is growing fast,” said Brock. “More people are comfortable booking their own travel and getting cheaper prices than using a traditional travel agency.”
I guess we will find out over the next year how fast the travel industry is growing won’t we Calvin?
- Tomorrow is Muhammad Ali’s 65th Birthday and I’ll be sure to gather up all of the articles and various things being thrown out there in a post tomorrow morning…
Some Good Reads:
ESPN: At 32, Bailey goes back to basics of sweet science
Doghouse Boxing: Is the end drawing near for Urango?
Seconds Out: Ricky Hatton - The Hard Sell
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Daniel Ponce De Leon successfully defended his WBO Junior Featherweight title, stopping Al Seeger in the eighth round when his corner opted to throw in the towel and save their fighter from sustaining anymore damage.
Ponce De Leon pulled away early in the contest - It seemed as if he was connecting with power shots at will throughout the first three rounds of the fight. Seeger was dropped to the mat in the fourth round and continued to be peppered with shot after shot after he got back up.
Frustrated with not being able to finish off Seeger, Ponce De Leon then reportedly started to use dirty tactics such as elbow, low blows, and rabbit punches while referee Lawrence Cole just looked on without a reaction.
The eighth round began with Cole taking a point away from Seeger because he continually clinched and held onto Ponce De Leon. After taking more abuse throughout the final round, a final flurry of power shots forced Seeger’s corner to toss the fluffy white object into the ring and half the proceedings.
Apparently towards the end of the bout, Seeger used some of Ponce De Leon’s strategy as well…
“He didn’t want to fight,” De Leon said. “He was just grabbing and holding. He also fouled me quite a bit.”
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Even though Juan Manuel Marquez’s title defense against Jimrex Jaca has been cancelled, Saturday night’s Golden Boy Promotions show will still go on as planned.
What’s the new main event? Daniel Ponce De Leon will put his WBO Junior Featherweight Championship on the line against Al Seeger.
A replacement opponent for Marquez was obviously not able to be found…
Two other bouts will now be televised as well…
In addition, the new TV lineup will include El Paso junior featherweight prospect Antonio Escalante (13-1, 8 KOs) facing Omar Adorno (16-7-1, 10 KOs) in a 12-rounder and former junior bantamweight titlist Gerry Penalosa (50-5-2, 33 KOs)—a Filipino who had no visa issues—facing former bantamweight titlist Mauricio Martinez (31-6-1, 21 KOs) in a 10-round bantamweight bout.
“Of course we’re disappointed that Juan Manuel Marquez won’t be defending his title against Jimrex Jaca on this card,” said Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya. “But we’ve decided to make sure fight fans get the most for their money by adding two fights to the card, which may just steal the thunder from the co-main events.”
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Los Angeles – WBO Junior Featherweight Champion and current Golden Boy Promotions fighter Daniel Ponce De Leon has re-signed a multi-fight deal/multi-year deal with Golden Boy Promotions.
Long regarded as one of boxing’s best, pound for pound, Interim WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has now joined the star-studded roster of Golden Boy Promotions and will once again be able to display his explosive talent worldwide.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Javier Castillejo stopped Felix Sturm in the 10th round on Saturday night, winning the WBA Middleweight Championship. Sturm was sent to the hospital with a possible concussion and a broken jaw.
Juan Diaz retained his WBA lightweight belt after referee Joe Cortez decided that opponent Randy Suico had enough in the 9th round.
Daniel Ponce De Leon scored a first-round knockout over Sod Looknongyangtoy and held on to his WBO Junior Featherweight title.