Friday, May 25, 2007
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- The proposed rematch between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez for August 4th is now official…
- Boxing Hall of Famer Michael Carbajal was arrested yesterday for allegedly threatening a Phoenix police officer as well as carrying an open container of liquor in public:
The 39-year-old Carbajal was booked into jail on suspicion of threatening and intimidating a police officer and a liquor violation, police said. He was later released on bond.
Sgt. Joel Tranter, a Phoenix police spokesman, said Carbajal was “agitated, argumentative and belligerent” with officers who found him walking in a vacant lot with an open bottle of rum early Thursday.
Carbajal “threatened to kill one of the officers” and was taken into custody, Tranter said.
- WBA Middleweight Champ Felix Sturm will defend his title on June 30th against Alesia Graf in Germany…
Anthony Peterson vs Luis Ernesto Jose - Washington DC - Lightweight (ESPN2)
Lamont Peterson vs John Brown - Washington DC - Junior Welterweight (ESPN2)
Jesus Soto-Karass vs Gilbert Venegas - Albuquerque, NM - Welterweight
Brandon Rios vs Carlos Madrid - Albuquerque, NM - Featherweight
Ray Sanchez vs Chris Overbey - Albuquerque, NM - Welterweight
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs Steve Cunningham - Warsaw, Poland - IBF Cruiserweight Title
Arthur Abraham vs Sebastien Demers - Bamberg, Germany - IBF Middleweight Title
Vadim Tokarev vs Marco Huck - Bamberg, Germany - IBF Cruiserweight Eliminator
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Jermain Taylor temporarily lost his WBA Middleweight Championship last month while the organization investigated a Felix Sturm claim about Taylor’s title not being legitimate. Now the WBA currently lists Taylor as it’s middleweight champion once again, even though attorney Robert Mack’s investigation is still ongoing.
“I’m still in the preliminary stages of the administrative review, but we want to make it clear Jermain Taylor is still the champion,” Mack said. “There is no question about his current status. We want to make it clear Taylor has not been removed as champion.”
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
The WBA has removed Jermain Taylor as it’s middlweight champion while they perform an investigation on the validity of his belt. The inquiry was requested by fellow middleweight Felix Sturm’s camp. Sturm is currently the #1 contender for the WBA Middleweight title.