KO Corner News
Monday, October 16, 2006
PHOENIX - The co-featured main event on the Nov. 4 edition of Showtime Championship Boxing will showcase World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight Champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz against Ecuadorian challenger Fernando “La Fiera” Angulo from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
This bout and the world heavyweight championship main event featuring World Boxing Organization champion Sergei “White Wolf” Liakhovich vs. Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs is being promoted by Don King Productions and will air live on Showtime Championship Boxing at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Appearing for the first time since signing with King, the 23-year-old Diaz (30-0, 15 KOs) became the youngest current world champion at age 20 by scoring a unanimous decision to dethrone Lakva Sim in front of a hometown crowd in Houston on July 17, 2004. The relentless-punching phenom’s story becomes even more incredible when one learns that he is a junior pre-law major at the University of Houston-Downtown, who hopes to help the less fortunate with legal matters at the conclusion of his boxing career.
Standing in the way of the student-boxer’s seventh successful title defense is Angulo (18-3, 12 KOs), a man who had little, if any, of the opportunities afforded the poorest of Americans when he grew up in the jungles of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest after he fled from abusive parents at age 7. At 11, he lived alone in the jungle for 18 months, fending for himself by hunting. When the hunt went poorly, he would subsist on bugs, worms, snakes or anything he could find. The only thing he wouldn’t eat were frogs as he doesn’t like them.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
WBO Welterweight Champion Antonio Margarito (left) poses with WBO No. 5 contender Joshua Clottey (right) during a press conference Saturday at Trattoria Del Lupo Restaurant in Las Vegas, Nev. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
The memorable 20th anniversary year of Showtime Championship Boxing will conclude in sensational style on Saturday, Dec. 2, with an outstanding world championship doubleheader featuring two of boxing’s most dynamic performers, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, live at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the first of the two co-featured main events on Showtime, Margarito, the exciting, hard-hitting, World Boxing Organization (WBO) 147-pound champion will defend his crown against WBO No. 5 contender Joshua Clottey.
The second championship bout of the night will pit undefeated Cotto (27-0, 22 KOs) against fellow undefeated Puerto Rican, southpaw Carlos Quintana (23-0, 18 KOs ), for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title.
The best-selling next-generation sports game on Xbox 360 gets a face lift this holiday season!
EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 for the PlayStation 3 will be shipping on December 12 to retail stores nationwide. Featuring exclusive content including a comprehensive ESPN Integration package, film-quality graphics and a new first person mode called Get in the Ring, the PlayStation 3 version continues to innovate on the hit franchise.
Get in the Ring mode allows gamers to experience the fight through the eyes of the boxer from the moment they step into the ring until someone is KO’d. The unique first person view can be played on or offline, throughout the career mode or in single bouts. For the first time ever, gamers will truly experience the sensation of the sport with different visual and audio effects occurring throughout the fight such as ear ringing, restricted vision, flashes of bright light, color shifts and blur effects that simulate the sense and feeling of getting punched.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Opportunities are not limited to just the 122-pound division for new World Boxing Association super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero.
Not when he stands an amazing 6-foot-1-1/2-inches tall.
“There are plenty of possibilities, more than that are immediately apparent” said Glenn Quiroga, president of Sycuan Ringside Promotions, which co-promotes Caballero along with Seminole Warriors Boxing.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
KO Corner has changed.
It’s a KO Corner redux, and it’s naked!
Yes, we plan on dressing it up a bit, but we were getting tired of waiting to be finished with that and just decided to just launch, bringing you new content in a new style (yes, very blog-like).
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