Wednesday, July 18, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY – C.A.M. Boxing, Inc. and Sports and Entertainment Media, Inc. announced today that the new pro boxing pay-per-view series, Pinnacle FightNite, will emanate on August 18 from Salt Lake City, showcasing heavyweights David “Tuaman” Tua, “Baby” Joe Mesi and Roman Greenberg who sport a combined record of 107-3-1 with 85 knockouts.
Sensational knockout artist Tua (47-3-1, 40 KOs), who went the distance against undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in 2000, and the popular Mesi (35-0, 28 KOs) continue their separate marches towards world title fights.
Samoa-born Tua has beaten four world heavyweight champions—John Ruiz, Hasim Rahman, Michael Moorer, and Oleg Maskaev—and on Aug. 18 he takes on Mexican heavyweight champion Saul “La Cobra” Montana (48-14, 42 KOs). The 10 round co-main event features a pair of dangerous opponents who have 82 combined knockout victories. Montana has been in against world champions such as James Toney, Virgil Hill, and Vassiliy Jirov.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
To DaVarryl Williamson,
First of all, I just got out of that Promotional mess you are still in. Second I’m not going to get into a name calling game on here with no one,not my style. Third I’m trying to fight guys that people pay to see,the media have pumped Brock up and the public thinks he’s a good fighter. Not like you were they know you are a “Bum”.
You are another person that I was proud of your pro career because you stuck in there even after having set backs and got a title shot,now you’re running your mouth.I’m still unknown to the boxing world and you have already been explosed of having no skills with a glass chin,us two in a fight together wouldn’t raise a dollar.You help poison the boxing world already when you and Chris Byrd won “Most Boring Heavyweight Title Fight Ever”. Think about that, ever is a long time.
We both can use the name “Touch of Sleep”. I touch people and they go to sleep unlike when you get touched and “You go to sleep”.Once again for the record I will say,“I don’t call anyone out” but if they down talk me I will answer. For you DaVarryl since you are into the calling people out, try Joe Mesi.Cause now he’s down to your level and it was some confusion before when you two fought.When you where flat on your back showing the world your shoe size I thought I saw a 13, but my cousin said he could swear he saw a 12.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Think of this as the trash-talking edition of EEC…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- We all know about the blowup at yesterday’s Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr press conference. But did you hear some of the things they said about each other?
While De La Hoya was impressive with his remarks…
“I respect Floyd as a fighter, as the best pound-for-pound in the world.” said De La Hoya. “Come May 5, when I touch you, you’re going to hurt for weeks.”
Pretty Boy Floyd stepped his usual great trash-talking game up to a new level:
“I’m gonna bust his ass. I’m gonna do what I’ve done to 37 others,” Mayweather said. “I’ll bet you $1 million, $2 million, $3 million. Every dime in my bank account if you want. Right now. They kept me in the dark. Now they have to face me. I’m the top glove in the sport.”
- The most interesting remarks of the day however were made by Zab Judah during a recent interview with renowned boxing writer Tim Smith. What did Judah have to say regarding his upcoming fight against Miguel Cotto?
“I’m not Paulie Malignaggi. I’m Zab Judah. They must not know who I am,” Judah said. “Cotto is a little boy. He’s like my son. You know how it is when your son gets out of line and you have to give him a spanking to get him back in line. That’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to spank him like he’s my son.”
“I’m going to ask Top Rank to have my belt made up ahead of time,” Judah said. “I’m going to get me a float and I’m going to ride in the parade. I’m going to have all his Puerto Rican fans cheering for me at the fight and at the parade.”
Some Good Reads:
Boxing Scene: “Baby” Joe Mesi - The Big Gamble
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Saturday! Saturday! Saaaturday! Saturday! Saturday! I’m such a loser…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman is supposedly very close to completing a deal that will have him fighting Sinan Samil Sam in May in an odd location, Turkey…
“We’re in serious negotiations and expect to complete them by next week some time,” Rahman’s manager Steve Nelson said Friday. “We are pretty close to finalizing the deal.”
We reported that Rahman was going to fight Ray Mercer last week but Rahman pulled out of the fight, stating he still has some pre-existing injuries that need to heal up before he steps back into the ring.
“It had nothing to do with money. It had to do with the fact that [Rahman] had some problems and we’re not going to take the fight unless he’s 100 percent,” Nelson said.
- The Rahman-Mercer fight was scheduled to be televised on Versus and now the network is desperately searching for another main event fight to take it’s place. If anyone is interested please get in contact with them…
- One more note on the Rahman-Sam fight: Joe Mesi will be featured on the undercard, taking on George Linberger in a 10 round affair…
- According to the Times Online, Calvin Brock has dropped trainer Tommy Yankello and hired Pernell Whitaker to be his new one…
- Want tickets for Manfredo-Calzaghe? Better act fast…
Tickets for the April 7 Joe Calzaghe/Peter Manfredo Jr. super middleweight title fight (HBO) are going like hotcakes. Promoter Frank Warren announced today that with nine weeks still to go until the opening bell of this transcontinental clash, over 20,000 tickets have already been sold.
Some Good Reads:
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Joan Guzman outclassed Jorge Barrios and pulled out a split decision Saturday in a fight that many thought he dominated. Guzman also won the vacant WBO Super Featherweight title - the belt was stripped from Barrios one day earlier after he did not make the required weight limit set for the bout.
Former heavyweight title contender Joe Mesi continued his comeback on Friday night, winning a four-round decision over Jason Weiss. Mesi has won four fights since his medical suspension was lifted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after Mesi had recovered from two subdural hematomas in his brain.
Junior Witter won the WBC Light-Welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over DeMarcus Corley.
“I was up against a hell of a fighter, with a great chin,” Witter said. “But it was just a case of making sure I won, and I never felt in any trouble whatsoever.
“Now I am world champion, and I am on top of the world. A lot of people did not have faith in me, from before I turned pro - but I have proved them all wrong.”
Israel Vazquez retained his WBC Junior Featherweight belt with a 10th round TKO over Jhonny Gonzalez. There were a total of five knockdowns in the fight: Vazquez was knocked twice in the first six rounds but managed to regain his composure and give Gonzalez a taste of his own medicine.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Joe Mesi won a unanimous decision over impromptu opponent Stephane Tessier but not without showing the ring rust he had accumlated after being sidelined for almost two years. After the fight, Tessier got on the microphone and demanded a rematch. Mesi’s promoter has said that he wants to do another fight in Canada so a rematch may be possible…
Friday, June 23, 2006
Daniel Frank, Joe Mesi’s opponent in his comeback bout tonight is unable to participate due to visa problems traveling over from his native Brazil. Stefan Tessier will be taking on Mesi on short notice this evening instead.
Friday, June 09, 2006
After a two-year vacation forced by a medical suspension due to a head injury, former heavyweight contender Joe Mesi will make his return to the ring against Daniel Frank on June 23rd in Montreal.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Thomas Gerbasi of MaxBoxing.com by way of ESPN has written a piece on Joe Mesi, a former heavyweight who has been out of the ring for the last two years battling a medical suspension that was finally lifted this past December. Mesi’s respite was the result of injuries suffered in a win over Vassiliy Jirov in March 2004. The damage included a subdural hematoma: uncontrolled bleeding from the brain. Mesi is currently scheduled to fight Ron Bellamy in Puerto Rico this Saturday.
In even bigger news involving Mesi, Thomas Hauser of SecondsOut.com is reporting that Mesi’s camp is in negotiations with Mike Tyson’s peeps concerning a possible bout at Madison Square Garden in December. Shelly Finkel, Tyson’s adviser, has said that she is 80% sure that the fight will happen.