Wednesday, February 06, 2008
NEW YORK – One day before Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez renew their rivalry on Showtime Championship Boxing, America’s No. 1 Fight Network hits you with one of the most anticipated ShoBox fight cards of the new year. On Friday, February 29, IBF featherweight champion and ShoBox alum Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (21-1-1, 14 KOs) will defend his title against Jason “The American Boy” Litzau (23-1, 19 KOs) on Friday, Feb. 29, live on Showtime (Shobox: The New Generation, 11:00 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the west coast).
The Showtime event is being promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC and will originate from the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif. Also fighting on the televised card, young rivals TJ “Top Dog” Wilson (12-1, 8 KOs) of Miami, Fla. and Travis “Freight Train” Walker (26-1-1, 20 KOs) of Houston, Texas will meet in a 10-round heavyweight rematch.
“I can’t wait to put it all on the line again,” said Guerrero, who is coming off an impressive 56 second KO victory against Martin Honorio on Nov. 3, 2007 in a Showtime televised fight. “I’m on a mission right now. Everyone has been talking about this fight for a while, and now its time to make it happen.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Jason Litzau returned to his winning ways with an unanimous decision victory over Aldo Valtierra on last night’s ESPN Wednesday Night Fights…
After suffering a crushing knockout loss to Jose Hernandez in his last outing, Jason “The American Boy” Litzau (21-1, 18 KO’s) made his return to the ring and won a ten-round unanimous decision over Mexican veteran Aldo Valtierra (24-8, 13 KO’s) at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Minnesota. The fight was televised in the main event spot on ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights.
Litzau did not switch up his game, he came out with the same aggressive style that made him a fan favorite to watch. There was no shortage of action as both men exchanged power punches often. Litzau was cut in the fourth round on his right cheek, but continued to come forward with punches.
The younger Litzau began to take over in the late rounds, scoring a knockdown near the end of the ninth. The scores were 98-92, 99-90 and 99-90.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Philippine broadcasting network ABS-CBN is reporting that one of Manny Pacquiao’s bodyguards shot and wounded a 10 year old boy yesterday. The boy was rushed to St. Elizabeth Hospital in General Santos City and is currently in stable condition. Doctors stated that the boy was shot in both of his hands.
There is a nationwide gun ban in the Philippines. So why did Pacquiao’s bodyguard have a gun? He was given approval to carry firearms after alleged kidnapping threats to Pacquiao and other members of his family.
- The WBC has ordered two mandatory title bouts: Edgar Sosa will defend his WBC Light Flyweight Title against Luis Lazarte and Jean-Marc Mormeck will make his first defense of his WBC Cruiserweight Championship against David Haye. The winner of the Mormeck-Haye bout will be forced to fight former WBC Cruiserweight title holder O’Neil Bell later this year.
- Corrie Sanders will face Kevin Monity on May 12…
- Amir Khan will take on Willie Limond at London’s O2 Arena on July 14. Steven Luevano and Nicky Cook will decide who gets the vacant WBO Featherweight Title that same night in the main event…
- Here are some quotes from the Litzau - Valtierra press conference that was held yesterday…
Bob Van Syckle (Litzau’s trainer): “This is a very important fight for Jason. A win in this fight will get him back in the top ten rankings and back on HBO in a revenge match with Jose Hernandez. Jason had his best training camp ever. At first I was a little apprehensive about training in his hometown of St. Paul with all the temptations nearby, but, Jason showed his professionalism by maintaining a strict training discipline. He trained 3 times a day, starting with a run around Phalen Lake at 6:00 am, sparring at Rice Street Gym in the afternoon and finishing up with strength and conditioning at Lifetime Fitness in the evening. You will see a new and improved Jason Litzau with an emphasis on Defense and smart, aggressive offense.”
Jason Litzau: “Since I was a little kid, I dreamed of fighting in the main event at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in my hometown of St. Paul. Now, on April 25, my dream will become a reality. I hope we can sell out the arena because nothing motivates me more than 6,000 screaming fans. I know that this will be my toughest fight. My opponent has never been stopped, and he is coming here to stop me. I guarantee that I will give everyone in the stands and everyone watching on ESPN2 their money’s worth. My ultimate goal is to win a World Championship for Minnesota and to do it in the big arena, the EXCEL Energy Center.”
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Happy Valentine’s Day bitches…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Just because he is sick, doesn’t mean that Shannon Briggs can’t still talk smack on Sultan Ibragimov:
“We contemplated fighting. I wanted to fight,” said Briggs. “To me this fight was a joke. How did he even become my mandatory? Off a draw with Ray Austin? OK, but it was an easy payday. But we came to the realization that it wasn’t the smartest thing to do. Me losing to Ibragimov because of illness, people don’t want to hear about that.”
- Despite being heavily rumored to be taking on Koki Kameda this spring, WBC Flyweight Champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam will now be heading to Japan to defend his title against Yo Sam Choi.
- Cruiserweight contender Matt Godfrey will take on his fellow 2000 US Olympic Trials teammate, Felix Cora Jr, on April 6th.
- Look for it to be announced later this week that Jason Litzau will be returning to the ring in April…
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Friday, November 03, 2006
Undefeated featherweight contender and personal favorite of mine Jason Litzau will be making his first appearance on HBO’s ‘Boxing After Dark’ on December 16th when he takes on Jose Hernandez.
“This fight card is an example of B.A.D. returning to its roots,” said Main Events’ VP Carl Moretti. “Two pick ‘em fights with no titles on the line—just four contenders vying to become future stars.”
The main event of the card will be a 10-round affair between Edison Miranda and Willie Gibbs…