Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Showtime Championship Boxing will set the stage for another fantastic year of world-class boxing when flashy, charismatic Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi defends his International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight title against mandatory challenger and IBF No. 1 contender, Herman “The Black Panther” Ngoudjo, on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
The 12-round world title fight is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and will take place at Bally’s Main Ballroom at Atlantic City, N.J.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Despite their current contract dispute, promoter Dino Duva is sending his support to junior welterweight contender Kendall “Rated R” Holt and his quest to secure a rematch against WBO Champion Ricardo Torres.
Holt (22-2, 12 KOs) suffered a controversial eleventh-round stoppage during his challenge of Torres last week at Salon Jumbo del Country Club in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Allegations have been leveled of bottles being thrown, ringside personnel grabbing Holt, an early stoppage by the referee, and a dangerous lack of order during the fight.
“After reviewing some highlights from the fight, I just want to say that I support Kendall’s bid for an immediate rematch. I think it’s warranted and the right thing for the WBO to do. There were a number of improprieties evident to me in watching the tape.”
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
PHILADELPHIA — Mike Stewart, of New Castle, DE, and Robert Frankel, of Denver, CO, meet in the 10-round junior welterweight main event Friday evening, Oct. 5, at the New Alhambra, Swanson & Ritner Streets, next to Forman Mills, in South Philadelphia. First of seven fights at 7.30 p.m.
CN8 will televise the Stewart-Frankel bout as well as others on the card to over seven million homes from Maine to Maryland as part of a two-hour delayed telecast on Saturday evening, Oct. 6, at 9.30 pm. The card also will be available through Comcast Video on Demand.
Stewart, 29, has a 42-6-3 record, 23 knockouts, but has had it rough in 2007, going 2-1-1 and losing his biggest fight, a 10-round points loss to Enrique Colin, of Guasave, Mexico, last March 2 at the New Alhambra.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Ricardo Torres successfully defended his title earlier tonight when he stopped challenger Kendall Holt in the 11th round.
Torres completely controlled the fight from the start and never let up. The final round was the beginning of the end for Holt. Torres knocked his opponent down with a left hook and when Holt got back up to his feet, a final flurry forced referee Yino Rodriguez to stop the fight.
Surprisingly, Torres actually thought that he was losing the fight going into the final rounds, the reason why he turned up the heat so late in the bout:
“I was aware that I was down by two or three points, so I gambled in the 10th and 11th rounds. I exposed myself but landed the punches that put Holt in bad shape. He was a tough opposition, and his strength and stamina really affected me,” Torres said.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
NEW YORK – DiBella Entertainment has signed junior welterweight standout Juliano Ramos (14-1, 11 KO’s) to a promotional agreement, it was announced today by DBE President Lou DiBella.
A native of Sorocaba, Brazil, Ramos is trained by the legendary Buddy McGirt, Jr. Eleven of Ramos’ fourteen career victories have come by way of the knock out.
“We are very pleased to add another top fighter in the 140-pound division to the DBE stable,” said DiBella.
Ramos will make his DiBella Entertainment debut on the May 2 Edition of Broadway Boxing as he faces Los Angeles’ Priest Smalls in a 6 round junior welterweight bout at Manhattan Center in New York City.
“I am so happy and thankful for this opportunity to work with DiBella Entertainment,” said Ramos. “They were at the top of my list from the start, my number one choice. I am very happy to be with them. I have been working very hard in the gym to be ready to fight. Now, I will work even harder to show my appreciation to them for this opportunity. There are a lot of talented, tough fighters in my division, but my goal is to work hard and learn every day from my trainer, and when given the opportunity, I will do everything I can to win a world title.”
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
We are just days away from arguably the most important match-up in the six- year history of the popular Showtime boxing series, “ShoBox: The New Generation”. On Friday, April 20th, at Bally’s Atlantic City, WBO #1 rated Kendall “Rated R” Holt (21-1, 12KO’s) from Patterson, NJ is set to clash with the WBO #2 rated “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (17-1-2, 9KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ, in a 12- round WBO Jr. Welterweight Eliminator for the #1 mandatory spot.
Arnaoutis, who trains about 15 minutes away from Bally’s A.C., has shifted his training hours to late afternoon to prepare for his evening performance.
“We’ve had a great training camp. We’ve had good sparring partners to emulate Holt’s style and I’ve made the adjustments necessary to win” stated a confident Mike Arnaoutis.
“Kendall Holt is an awkward fighter, but just look at their records. If you make the comparison you’ll see that Arnaoutis is the better fighter” said Mike Michaels, an advisor for “Mighty” Mike and Cestus Management. “In only his 12th pro-fight Arnaoutis fought a monster in Juan Urango, the former IBF Jr. Welterweight Champion. Urango was supposed to be indestructible-Arnaoutis made him look like a club fighter. No disrespect to Holt, but he isn’t in the same league as Arnaoutis”
Monday, April 16, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Denver’s prodigal son Stevie “Lil’ But Bad” Johnson returns home to Denver to fight there for the first time in 6 1/2 years when he headlines “Rocky Mountain Mayhem,” promoted by Silverhawk Championship Boxing, on May 18 at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Johnston (40-4-1, 18 KOs) will defend his IBA World lightweight title belt against Dominican knockout artist Luis Ernesto “The Butcher” Jose (27-4-2, 24 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Also scheduled to fight on the “Rocky Mountain Mayhem” card are NBA light welterweight champion Adrian “Juanito” Mora (18-0-1, 10 KOs), of Thornton (CO), and Sonny Liston-look alike heavyweight Cedric “The Bos” Boswell (23-1, 18 KOs).
“I feel very good about fighting at home again,” Johnston said. “I’m returning as a champion and that’s awesome. The people there are real sports fans. They love sports and me. I always train hard but I’m training even harder for this fight because I’m going home to give my best possible performance.”
Friday, April 13, 2007
Hennessy Sports are pleased to announce that Junior Witter will make the second defence of his WBC light welterweight title against former world champion Vivian Harris in the UK this summer.
The right to stage the Championship was due to have been decided by a purse bid at 6pm GMT today, but Witter’s promoter Mick Hennessy was able to agree terms with his counterpart Gary Shaw beforehand.
Former undefeated British, Commonwealth and European champion Witter won the title by dominating former world champion DeMarcus Corley at the Alexandra Palace last September and made his first defence at the same venue in January, stopping Mexico’s Arturo Morua in nine rounds.
Harris has outstanding world championship credentials of his own. He defeated now WBA champion Soulemane M’Baye to lift the same crown in 2003, then twice successfully defended against the highly rated Oktay Urkal, stopping his man second time round.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
LAS VEGAS – The night before the super fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, some of the world’s best fighters will be in action as Golden Boy Promotions presents “Fiesta Boxeo” at MGM Grand. The eyes of the world will be on Las Vegas for the biggest boxing weekend in decades which kicks off Friday, May 4 with the championship bout between World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion Hugo Cazares and challenger Wilfrido Valdez Perez.
This exciting night of world-class professional boxing will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the MGM Grand Conference Center and will feature the WBO championship bout, as well as the return of 2000 Olympian Francisco “Panchito” Bojado to the ring. The event will air live on Telefutura’s ‘Solo Boxeo’ telecast beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. Doors are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m. with the first bout beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Jason Cintron won a Unanimous Decision over Josh Jordan as the co-feature at Lancaster Host Friday night. With scores of 40-36 on all cards, Cintron passed the biggest test of his career with ease.
Jason is now slated for a March 10th bout against the ever dangerous TBA. The March 10th card will take place at the Riveredge Hotel and Restaurant in Reading PA featuring Tarvis Simms, Travis Kauffman, Keenan Collins, Darnell Jiles, Jeremy Stauffer, Bobby Heath and Jason Cintron. The full Marshall Kauffman stable will be on display for all hardcore boxing fans.