Friday, February 23, 2007
Junior Welterweight prospect Jason Cintron, brother of IBF Welterweight Champion Kermit Cintron, is slated for a four round bout this Friday night in Lancaster PA. The decorated and accomplished high school and college athlete is now 3-0 as pro and working with world renowned trainer Marshall Kauffman. The opponent Friday night, Jason Jordan, is coming off of a win over a 16-4 fighter and will be a major step up in competition for the young, athletic boxer.
As a football, wrestling and track star in high school, Jason Cintron earned a significant amount of accolades, awards and records only his brother Kermit could even come close to. Jason was a two time 1st team All American wrestler while setting records in take downs for a single season. Jason set multiple records in track, and was a star defensive back for all 4 years of high school. Cintron was also a starting defensive back for the two years he attended Thaddeus Stevens College.
While Team Cintron is looking to secure 8 fights in 2007, if Jason is successful in Lancaster this Friday night, he will be slated for a March 10 th bout on a card showcasing Marshall Kauffman’s stable.
Jason spoke on boxing and his abilities he feels will propel him through the rankings. “As a fighter I bring a lot. I train hard, and I am always willing to learn and try new techniques. I’m an exciting fighter to watch and I have a couple different techniques. I can switch stances, fight inside, and I can box.”
Jason continued, “For the fans out there that want to see an exciting, aggressive, well schooled fighter with more than just a one punch KO, then you need to come out and see me on Feb 23rd at the Lancaster PA Host Hotel and on March 10th of 2007 at the River Edge in Reading PA.”
Monday, February 19, 2007
It was officially announced earlier today at a press conference in London that Ricky Hatton will defend his WBO Junior Welterweight belt against Jose Luis Castillo at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on June 23.
Both fighters are coming off of lackluster performances in which they both fought on the same card against Juan Urango and Herman Ngoudjo respectively.
Hatton made it known that he was very much looking forward to this bout:
“A lot has been said about our last performances but when you are involved in so many big fights you raise your game for a challenge—and this is a challenge to say the least,” Hatton said Monday. “When I beat Kostya Tszyu I beat one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and Jose undoubtedly falls into that category as well,” Hatton said. “You become a great fighter by fighting great fighters and Jose is one of them.”
Michael Acri Boxing Promotions, in association with Carlos Llinas’ Clip Boxing and Dennis Baxter’s Blue Cap Promotions, presents the 2007 ring debut of “The Pittsburgh Kid,” undefeated former International Boxing Federation lightweight champion Paul Spadafora. Spadafora will take on Irish junior welterweight champion Oisin “Gael Force” Fagan in a 10-round junior welterweight non-title rumble, headlining a six-bout action-packed card, Friday, March 9, at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. The first bout will begin at 7:30 P.M.
The undercard will feature world-rated lightweight contender Sugar Ray Narh in a 10-round lightweight bout against four-time world title challenger John “The Beast” Brown, super middleweight Stephan Pryor, son of two-time world champion Aaron Pryor, and undefeated lightweight contender Vernon “Iceman” Paris.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HOLLYWOOD, FL – While Shannon Briggs and Sultan Ibragimov determine boxing’s present when they battle for the WBO Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, March 10, two of boxing’s rising stars, heavyweight Roman Greenberg and junior welterweight Edgar Santana, will represent the future in intriguing undercard bouts at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
“Roman Greenberg and Edgar Santana are future world champions in their respective divisions,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “Both have the skill, style, and heart to become stars, and fight fans will get to see them in action on March 10, if they are fortunate enough to get a ticket.”
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Ricky Hatton was forced to give up his IBF Junior Welterweight Title after deciding to go ahead and face Jose Luis Castillo on June 23rd rather than defending his belt against the IBF’s mandatory challenger, Lovemore N’dou.
The June 23rd date is not yet set in stone as June 2nd is the other possible date that HBO has available to televise the bout…
The decision was made once one of Hatton’s promoters announced that his client would be fighting Castillo this summer:
“We had an agreement in place to fight Castillo next on June 23 on HBO, and after the fight with Urango we announced that fight at the press conference,” said Artie Pelullo, Hatton’s American co-promoter.
The decision was officially announced to the IBF yesterday…
Said Dennis Hobson, Hatton’s British co-promoter: “We informed the IBF by letter Friday night that we are moving on to the super fight with Castillo in June without the IBF title. Ricky is very proud to be a two-time IBF champion, and, speaking as a promoter, the IBF have always been great to work with. This is a decision we’d have preferred not to have had to make, but, having thought long and hard about it, I believe this is the best way forward for Ricky.”
While it hasn’t been actually announced yet, various reports are coming out of Australia saying that N’dou will be given the belt and then be forced to fight mandatory challenger Demetrius Hopkins providing that Hopkins defeats Contender alumni Steve Forbes on March 17th.