Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Undefeated “Awesome” Chad Dawson ( 23-0, 1 NC, 15 KOs), of New Haven, Conn., will make the first defense of his WBC light heavyweight title against hard-hitting Jesus “Chuy” Ruiz ( 19-4, 17 KOs ), of Long Beach, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Mexico, in the co-featured bout on Saturday, June 9 on Showtime ( 10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the other Showtime Championship Boxing co-featured attraction at The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., f ormer undisputed 175-pound world champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver ( 24-4, 18 KOs ), of Tampa, Fla., will battle New York-based Elvir “The Kosovo Kid” Muriqi ( 34-3, 21 KOs ) for the world IBO light heavyweight crown.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
LOS ANGELES – In the annals of world history, July 14 is known as Bastille Day. On that fateful date in 1789 the people of France stormed and seized the dreaded Bastille, a prison beset by inhumane conditions in Paris as the first step in the French Revolution, which eventually overthrew the 17-year monarchy of King Louis XVI.
On Saturday, July 14, 2007, in the outdoor tennis stadium at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., undefeated and No. 1-ranked World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight contender Paul “The Punisher” Williams (32-0, 24 KOs) looks to commemorate the holiday of Bastille Day by ending another reign of terror – that of WBO welterweight champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (34-4, 1 NC, 24 KOs).
Billed as “Pride N’ Punishment,” the long-awaited, highly anticipated 12-round confrontation between arguably the hardest-punching, most bitter rivals in the 147-pound division is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and will be televised on HBO “World Championship Boxing.” The HBO broadcast starts at 9 PM ET/ 11 PM PT.
Margarito, who was born in nearby Torrance, Calif., and currently splits his time between Tijuana, Mexico, and La Habra, Calif., has been the WBO welterweight champion for more than five years. Referred to as “the most feared man in boxing,” Margarito has made seven successful title defenses. He has only lost once in the past 12 years – by technical decision to then-defending WBO light middleweight titleholder Daniel Santos —in a September 2004 battle that was stopped due to a cut on Margarito’s eyebrow caused by an accidental head butt.
Friday, May 25, 2007
In a legitimate Fight of the Year candidate, WBO welterweight champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (34-4, 1 NC, 24 KOs) will make his seventh defense when he faces unbeaten, No. 1-ranked contender Paul “The Punisher” Williams (32-0, 24 KOs) in the main event of a stellar fight card Saturday, July 14, 2007, in the outdoor tennis stadium at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Billed as “Pride N’ Punishment,” the long-awaited, highly anticipated 12-round confrontation between arguably the hardest-punching, most exciting rivals in the 147-pound division is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and will be televised on HBO “World Championship Boxing.” The HBO broadcast starts at 8 p.m. ET/11 PM PT.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
New York – Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is proud to announce that on June 9th the former undisputed Light Heavyweight Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (24-4, 18KO’s) will vie for the vacant IBO Light Heavyweight title when he takes on Elvir “Kosovo Kid” Muriqi (34-3, 21KO’s). This world championship doubleheader will also feature Chad Dawson (23-0, 15KO’s) making a voluntary defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight World title against Jesus Ruiz (19-4,17KO’s). The event will take place at the ultramodern Connecticut Convention Center, located in the new riverfront district in downtown Hartford, CT.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Undefeated rising heavyweight prospect “Fast” Eddie Chambers (L) of Philadelphia will fight his toughest opponent to date when he meets tested veteran heavyweight Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn of Houston. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
Undefeated “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) faces Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event Friday, May 4, 2007, on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (live on Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the second half of the heavyweight twinbill, undefeated, hard-hitting Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs) will meet streaking “ShoBox” alum and late replacement, Malcolm “The Show Stopper” Tann (23-0, 12 KOs). Tann, who has never been knocked out, has won seven in a row and 15 of 16. The six-foot-six Tann is subbing for Devin Vargas, who withdrew earlier this week after he hyper-extended an elbow during sparring.
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Chris Byrd will serve as special guest commentator on the telecast, joining “ShoBox” announcers Nick Charles (blow-by-blow) and Steve Farhood (color analyst). The event will be presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and originate from Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
NOTE: WEIGHTS – Chambers weighed 214 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in.; Guinn tipped the scale at 222. Arreola weighed 235, Tann 230.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
This Saturday at The Foxwoods in Connecticut there will be a lightweight unification fight between WBO title holder Acelino Freitas and WBA kingpin Juan Diaz. Freitas of Brazil was a long time WBO Super Featherweight champion. He failed to win the WBO lightweight title in his first attempt when he was halted by the dangerous Diego Corrales in 2004. The now 31 year old Freitas claimed the vacated WBO crown in 2006 with a split decision over the slick Zahir Raheem.
The 23 year old Juan Diaz was born in Mexico but fights out of Houston, Texas. He is undefeated in thirty one fights and he has held the WBA version of the title since beating Lavka Kim in 2004. He has made five successful defenses. Between the two fighters their combined record is 69-1!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Mike Arnaoutis and Kendall Holt get close after their weigh-in Thursday. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
In arguably the most significant bout in the history of “ShoBox: The New Generation,” Kendall Holt and Mike Arnaoutis will square off in a WBO 140-pound title elimination bout Friday, April 20 on Showtime (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). In a battle of undefeated heavyweights in the co-feature, Mike Marrone faces Mulachy Farrell.
NOTE: WEIGHTS – Holt weighed 139 1/4 pounds and Arnaoutis tipped the scale at 140 at Thursday’s weigh-in. Marrone weighed 217 ½, Farrell 244 1/2.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Diego “Chico” Corrales and Joshua Clottey. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
Three-time world champion Diego “Chico” Corrales (40-4, 33 KOs) will move up two weight classes when he returns to Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday, April 7, 2007, to take on world-ranked challenger Joshua Clottey (30-2, 1 NC, 20 KOs).
Showtime will televise the 10-round welterweight bout at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). Gary Shaw Productions and Tony Holden Promotions will promote an event sponsored by the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, from The Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Missouri.
Fresh off of an impressive decision over Jason Estrada on “ShoBox: The New Generation” in November 2006, the undefeated Travis Walker (22-0-1, 17 KOs) will make a triumphant return to Showtime when he faces fellow unbeaten George “El Torito” Garcia (13-0, 4 KOs) in the 10-round heavyweight main event on “ShoBox” Friday, April 6, 2007.
Opening the telecast will be an eight-round heavyweight battle pitting Raphael Butler (25-3, 1 ND, 20 KOs) against Art Binkowski (14-1-3, nine KOs). Goossen Tutor Promotions will promote the event from The Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Both bouts will air on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
NOTE: WEIGHTS – Walker and Binkowski each weighed 235 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in. Garcia tipped the scales at 250 pounds, while Butler weighed in at 244.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
A pit bull will tangle with a Motor City brawler when Dean “The Pit Bull” White (14-6-1, 7 KOs) battles Damian “Damo” Fuller (26-4-1, 12 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight contest as the co-featured attraction on the highly-anticipated Lange-Cabell II: The Rematch card set for Saturday, May 12th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
White, who was born in Detroit, moved to Reston, VA in his teens and now lives in Smithsburg, MD (located between Frederick and Hagerstown), scored an impressive eight-round decision over Dorin Spivey on the last Patriot Center card, living up to his nickname and earning points with fans for his aggressive style and toughness. The Herndon, VA high school graduate is looking to rebound from a tough, nationally-televised loss to Verquan Kimbrough on February 22nd.
White will have his hands full with fellow southpaw Fuller who has won three in a row and is undefeated in his last five bouts (he’s scheduled to fight John Roby April 14 in Iowa). Born and raised in Detroit, Fuller has battled such world-class competition as current IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lovemore N’dou and former WBC Lightweight champ Diego Corrales. Highly-regard Tommy Brooks, who has worked with Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield among others, serves as Fuller’s trainer.
Lange-Cabell II: The Rematch, presented by Jackie “The First Lady of Boxing” Kallen’s Ice Promotions, will feature Jimmy Lange (27-3-2, 19 KOs) vs Fontaine “The Flame” Cabell (21-6-2, 16 KOs) in a 12-round Main Event rematch for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental America’s 154-pound title. Matchmaker JD Brown will complete the undercard by showcasing a mix of local and regional up-and-coming stars and battle-tested veterans.