Thursday, March 29, 2007
Victor Burgos remains hospitalized but has been moved out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room according to a report by ESPN’s Dan Rafael on Wednesday.
“It all sounds really positive. He’s breathing on his own,” King public relations director Alan Hopper said Wednesday.
Burgos, 32, had been on a ventilator, but is now breathing on his own.
“A tube in his throat had been removed earlier, but residual soreness still makes it difficult for him to speak above a whisper,” Gonzalez said in an e-mail to Hopper. “Victor has been recognizing friends and family members that come to visit. He was also visited by two of his children for the first time [Monday].”
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The Long Beach Press Telegram is reporting that Victor Burgos has come out of his coma and is now responding to to doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.
Don King’s office apparently told the paper that Burgos answered to some verbal commands and that he seems to be improving. He remains in the intensive care unit.
Monday, March 05, 2007
CARSON, Calif. — Mexican boxer Victor Burgos was whisked from the ring to a hospital on Saturday where he underwent immediate surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain and to reduce swelling after participating in an International Boxing Federation flyweight championship against Vic Darchinyan at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Burgos survived the operation at Los Angeles County Harbor-U.C.L.A. Medical Center in nearby Torrance, Calif., but is still in a medically induced coma, a common technique used after head trauma to help reduce harmful brain swelling. His doctors have also reported Sunday that Burgos has already shown certain signs of movement in the intensive care unit that can only be described as positive.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
IBF/IBO bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez captured the WBC super bantamweight title with an exciting seventh-round TKO over defending champion Israel Vazquez. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
CARSON, Calif. – After breaking his opponent’s nose in the first round of an electrifying bout, IBF Bantamweight Champion Rafael Marquez captured the World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight title by stopping defending champion Israel Vazquez at the end of the seventh round Saturday on Showtime Championship Boxing.
Vazquez asked his trainer, Freddie Roach, to stop the contest because he was having trouble breathing.
“I was able to breathe through my mouth, but I couldn’t get any air through my nose,” Vazquez said. “I couldn’t breathe. I was taking a lot of shots because of that.”
After rallying from a third-round knockdown, Marquez went toe-to-toe with Vazquez for the remainder of the non-stop action bout that lived up to its billing. At the time of the stoppage, Marquez led the battle of Mexico City, Mexico, natives 67-65 twice and 66 apiece on the scorecards. Discussions for a sequel to the “Fight of the Year” candidate already are underway.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
IBF/IBO flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan and IBF/IBO bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez. Photo: Joe Miranda
IBF/IBO champions Rafael Marquez (bantamweight) and Vic Darchinyan (flyweight) participated in open media workouts Tuesday as they finalized preparations for their upcoming world title fights Saturday, March 3, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
In one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in years, Marquez will step up a notch in weight and challenge WBC and The Ring 122-pound champion Israel Vazquez in the main event on Showtime Championship Boxing (9 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the west coast).
The showdown between two of boxing’s most exceptionally talented and exciting warriors at the peaks of their games will be promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and Romanza Productions, and Sycuan Ringside Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.
In an excellent co-feature, undefeated hard-hitting Darchinyan defends against former IBF champion and current top contender Victor Burgos.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Showtime continues to live up to its billing as America’s No. 1 Boxing Network as it delivers yet another incredibly compelling match-up Saturday, March, 3, 2007. In one of the most highly anticipated fights in years, Israel Vazquez will defend his WBC super bantamweight title against IBF/IBO bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez in the main event on Showtime Championship Boxing (9 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the west coast).
The showdown between two of boxing’s most exceptionally talented and exciting warriors at the peaks of their games will be promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, Sycuan Ringside Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions.
In an excellent co-feature, undefeated hard-hitting IBF/IBO flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan defends against former IBF champion and current top contender Victor Burgos.