Goossen Tutor Promotions
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
One of boxing’s hottest young heavyweights, Joey Abell (17-1, 1 NC, 17 KOs) will bring his devastating knockout power to ShoBox when he faces unbeaten heavyweight Teke Oruh (14-0-1, six KOs) at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in beautiful Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.
The 10-round heavyweight bout will headline an attractive fight card from the Eastern Caribbean Island airing live on the Showtime acclaimed series ShoBox: The New Generation, at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
The event is being promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with the St. Lucia Tourist Board.
Abell, who was added to the fight card 10 days before the scheduled fight, isn’t worried about taking this match-up on such short notice.
“This is a great opportunity to fight on Showtime in St. Lucia,” said Abell, a southpaw from Minneapolis, Minn. “I had been looking forward to watching it on television, and the next thing I know, I’m fighting in the main event. I promise to give the fans a show they won’t forget.”
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Following his impressive victory over Cliff Couser last Thursday at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California, Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (31-1, 19 KOs) declared himself ready for his WBO World Heavyweight Championship Challenge early in 2008.
“I’m looking forward to the winner of (Sultan) Ibragimov and (Evander) Holyfield taking on his mandatory fight with me,” said Thompson, who gives the undefeated Russian (21-0-1, 17 KO) a slight edge to retain his WBO World Heavyweight Title against the former undisputed champion in Moscow on October 13.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
After winning his first 21 professional fights, rising Mexican heavyweight, Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola is stepping up to main event status in familiar surroundings – and close to home.
The 26-year old author of 19 knockout victories, and the #10 world rated WBC heavyweight contender will headline Goossen Tutor Promotions’ inaugural boxing show on the Spanish-language network, Telefutura, on Friday night, September 21, 2007.
In the scheduled 10-round bout, the 6-4 Arreola (21-0, 19 KOs) will take on once-beaten Thomas Hayes (26-1, 18 KOs) at a venue where Arreola recorded four knockouts in succession early in his career – the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.
“I am real excited about this opportunity to fight on Telefutura, especially near my home and in front of the many fans that saw me in my first few professional fights,” Arreola exclaimed. “Ontario is less than 15 minutes from Riverside, so all of my friends and family will be there screaming and yelling for me.”
Friday, June 08, 2007
LOS ANGELES - In a highly anticipated match and can’t miss candidate for Fight of the Year, WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito will defend his belt against undefeated, No. 1-ranked and mandatory boxing challenger, Paul “The Punisher” Williams in the main event of “Pride N’ Punishment’’ on Saturday, July 14, in the outdoor tennis stadium at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The 12-round bout, presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, will be televised on HBO “World Championship Boxing.
At a press conference earlier this week, promoter Dan Goossen said, “The winner of this fight is the preeminent welterweight in the boxing world—and that includes (Miguel) Cotto or anyone else in the 147-pound division.”
Given the significance of Saturday’s world welterweight boxing title fight, Margarito and Williams were asked to “weigh in” with their opinions on Miguel Cotto versus Zab Judah.
Here is what they had to say:
Thursday, April 05, 2007
In a recent release heavyweight Malik Scott claimed that Star Boxing’s undefeated heavyweight Kevin “KingPin” Johnson turned down a fight with Scott. It also claimed that Johnson made outrageous financial demands. Well allow us to retort.
“I’ve been authorized by Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia to offer Malik Scott double of what they offered Kevin Johnson to make the fight” stated Star Boxing matchmaker Ron Katz. “The offer is also open to other Goossen Tutor heavyweights Eddie Chambers, Dominick Guinn, and Chris Arreola.”
“I’ll be more than happy to add an “L” to any of Goossen’s heavyweights” stated Johnson. “Just contact my promoter, Joe DeGuardia, sign the contract and we’ll handle our business in the ring.”
Johnson’s next ring appearance comes on Sunday April 22nd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Star Boxing would be happy to pencil in Malik Scott as Johnson’s opponent.
Monday, April 02, 2007
In a play on words, the old adage “Watch what you wish for” came back to bite prospect Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (14-0-1, 6 KOs) following a recent post-win challenge issued to Philadelphia’s Malik Scott (27-0, 10 KOs).
In negotiations between the two fighter camps, Team Johnson did an apparent “about-face” as their financial demands far exceeded the customary budget for a ShoBox event, normally a ploy to act as if you are willing, when in fact you are not.
What made this challenge from Johnson—issued in a Star Boxing press release following Johnson’s first-round knockout of 12-18-1 journeyman Curtis Taylor four nights ago – raise a few eyebrows when read by Scott’s trainer Joe Goossen was the fact that the negotiations for this bout broke down and culminated several weeks ago.
“Either you’re the man or you’re not. Malik Scott understands that and the dollars available on ShoBox, but was obviously willing to prove it against Johnson,” Goossen Tutor matchmaker Tom Brown declared. “Once you price yourself out, it is a resounding statement of thanks, but no thanks. I can respect that. But don’t call Malik out after this charade. That’s Boxing 101, for the rookies!”
So Brown continues the search for Scott’s opponent on May 4, which is headlined by a big heavyweight 10-round fight between “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) and Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs). Another unbeaten Goossen Tutor heavyweight, Cristobal “Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs) is also slated to see action.
Friday, March 30, 2007
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- The legal battle over the almost fight between Antonio Margarito and Paul Williams was finally settled in court yesterday.
What happens now? The results via ESPN:
Under the terms of the settlement, Goossen will promote the fight, which he won the right to Jan. 30 with a purse bid of $1,506,250, of which Margarito is entitled to 80 percent, or a career-high payday of $1.205 million. He will also receive an additional $395,000 that Goossen promised to pay him on top of the winning bid amount.
Although Top Rank won’t be involved in promoting Margarito-Williams, Arum said part of the settlement included Margarito signing a one-year extension to his promotional agreement with Top Rank, which will take him through at least 2008 with the company.
Also, if Margarito defeats Williams and Cotto defeats Zab Judah—who replaced Margarito in the June 9 fight—Margarito and Cotto will meet in the fall on HBO PPV.
- The Albuquerque Tribune is reporting that Johnny Tapia will not be charged by police with possession of cocaine for the time being.
Tapia was originally taken into custody on March 12 after he was hospitalized for a drug overdose.
Joel Julio vs Thomas Davis - Detroit, MI - Junior Middleweight (ESPN 2)
Jhonny Gonazalez vs Irene Pacheco - Tucson, AZ - WBO Bantamweight Title
Alfonso Gomez vs Martin Concepcion - Newcastle, England - Junior Middleweight
Freddy Curiel vs Ross Minter - Newcastle, England - Welterweight
Walter Wright vs Anthony Small - Newcastle, England - Junior Middleweight
Jesse Brinkley vs Robin Reid - Newcastle, England - Light Heavyweight
Cornelius Bundrage vs Colin McNeil - Newcastle, England - Junior Middleweight
Jerson Ravelo vs Paul Buchanan - Newcastle, England - Super Middleweight
Michael Clark vs Nigel Wright - Newcastle, England - Welterweight
Jonathan Reid vs Paul Smith - Newcastle, England - Middleweight
Virgil Hill vs Henry Maske - Munich, Germany - Cruiserweight (PPV)
Friday, March 09, 2007
NEW YORK – 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 Teke Oruh (13-0-1, 6 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).
Thursday, February 08, 2007
If you enjoyed yesterday’s rankings, I’m sure you will also like the fight predictions we will be coming out with in the next few weeks…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- As of right now, the June 9th showdown between Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto is apparently off...
So what exactly is happening here? Mark Vester breaks it down better then I can:
Last week, the WBO held a purse bid for a bout between their welterweight champion Antonio Margarito (34-4, 24KOs) and the mandatory challenger, Paul “The Punisher” Williams (32-0, 24KOs). Dan Goossen of Goossen-Tutor Promotions beat out Golden Boy Promotions for the right to promote the fight. Goossen bid $1.5 million to secure the promotional rights to stage the bout in either late May or early June, in either Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
Arum told scribe Robert Morales of the Press-Telegram that he did not participate in the purse bid because Margarito and his team told him that he was going to fight Cotto in June. Earlier this week it was revealed that Margarito signed to face Williams, instead of Cotto. Arum, who owns full promotional rights to Margarito, says that he never gave him permission to sign a contract for the fight.
Goossen-Tutor Promotions isn’t permitted to sign a contract making a Margarito-Williams bout since Margarito is under an exclusive contract with Arum and Top Rank…
“He has a contract with us, an exclusive contract with us,” Arum said of Margarito. “We didn’t participate in the purse bid because they (Margarito’s co-managers) told us not to because they were fighting Cotto. It (Margarito-Williams) may be a done deal as far as (Goossen) is concerned, but these people have no authority to sign a contract because they’re under an exclusive promotional agreement with us.”
You know what that means. Arum says he will be filing litigation by the end of the week, meaning he will now be in separate legal battles with Goossen-Tutor and Golden Boy Promotions at the same time.
- IC Wales is reporting that WBO Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli wants to come over to America and take on WBA, WBC, and IBF Cruiserweight Champion O’Neil Bell in an attempt to unify all four major cruiserweight titles.
Maccarinelli will defend his WBO title against Vincenzo Cantatore on April 7th. Because Bell fights the month before, a summer fight could work out great for the both of them:
“Bell is the one recognized as the undisputed champion, but he can’t call himself that until he beats me,” Maccarinelli told IC Wales. “That’s the fight I’m aiming for. He’s said he’s got a lot of admiration for me and that he wants my belt. I want to fight the best straight away and I definitely feel that I’ll get him.”
“He’s got a fight in March and I’m fighting in April, so it could work out. There’s talk about Joe going over to the States in July or there’s a lovely stadium (Liberty) down in Swansea which would be happy to hold the event. Home or away doesn’t bother me whatsoever. When that bell goes it’s only me against him, the crowd’s not going to help either of us.”
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