Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley on May 1

March 6th, 2010

NEW YORK  –  “Who R U Picking?” “Who are you picking?” The buzz surrounding the biggest night of boxing this year has already started as superstar and six-time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and welterweight mega-star, five-time World Champion and current WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, are set to meet in Mayweather vs. Mosley: Who R U Picking?, on Saturday, May 1 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a spectacular bout which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The bout, promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T, Dewalt Tools and StubHub, promises to be a spectacular display of talent and skill with Mayweather and Mosley will meet in a 12-round welterweight battle that is already being compared to other great and historic welterweight match-ups like Sugar Ray Leonard against Tommy Hearns and Oscar de la Hoya against Felix Trinidad.

“Ever since I came back to the sport I said I only wanted to fight the best and Shane Mosley is one of the best,” said Mayweather (40-0, 25 KO’s).  “Not only does he have the skills, but he is also fast, strong and a very tough competitor.  His speed and power won’t mean much that night against my will and determination to dominate him inside the square circle.  When I compete against the best, I am always at my best; so on May 1 the fans will see one great performance.”

“I have always wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather and now that dream is finally coming true,” said Mosley, (46-5, 39 KO’s).  “Floyd is excellent at what he does, but my past record of beating the best competition and other great champions shows that he is just another one of my opponents I intend to beat.  He has never faced anyone like me before and I think that will be a big factor on May 1 when I plan to show him just what it means to meet a true champion in the ring.”

“This fight has been in the making for a long time and now Floyd has the opportunity to showcase his skills against a great champion like Shane,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO, Mayweather Promotions.  “It is these kinds of opportunities that elevate and excite Floyd.  The people and the polls might be wondering who is going to win this fight, but on May 1, I have no doubt that Floyd is going to give them a dominant performance and continue to prove why he is the best fighter in the world today. “ Read the rest of this entry »

Adamek Arreola Tickets

February 25th, 2010

Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2010) – Hometown heavyweight sensation Cristobal Arreola gets another shot at winning a championship on Saturday, April 24 as he fights IBF International Heavyweight Champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek of Jersey City, NJ by way of Zywiec, Poland in a 12-round battle at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA.
Tickets for this “RING OF FIRE” boxing card presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Main Events in association with Ziggy Promotions will go on sale tomorrow Friday, February 26 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.  Tickets are priced at $250, $100, $70 and $35 (parking included with purchase).  For more information please visit www.CBBankArena.com. A full card of fights underneath the Arreola-Adamek bout will be announced shortly.  Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first fight set at 6 p.m.   The main event is slated for 8:15 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Corona and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. Read the rest of this entry »

Prizefighter: Danny Butler is Ready

February 24th, 2010

Butler gets fighting spirit for Prizefighter from his Army brothers
 
Danny Butler is being inspired to win the Prizefighter Light-Middleweights this Friday by the fighting spirit of his brothers, who are serving with the Army in Afghanistan.
 
Butler, who backs the Help for Heroes charity, has two brothers – Adam and Martin – serving in the Army and says he will give the charity a portion of the £32,000 winning prize if he triumphs in the tenth Prizefighter competition at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.
 
The Bristol boxer, who is stepping down a division for his second Prizefighter, says he wants to win the knockout competition for brother Adam, who is currently serving in Afghanistan.
 
He said: “If I win Prizefighter I will donate some of the money to Help for Heroes, which is a great charity which I support. Read the rest of this entry »

Jimmy Lange Championship Boxing Returns March 6 to Patriot Center

February 24th, 2010

FAIRFAX, VA (February 24, 2010) — Some of the area’s best-built and chiseled professional boxers will strut their stuff down the red carpet (and remove all but their underwear before being weighed) as part of the Official Weigh-In Event to be held at Tysons Corner Center (1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 www.shoptysons.com) on Friday, March 5 at Noon, Ice promotion officials announced. Free and open to the public, the event is being staged at one of the east coast’s largest shopping malls one day before the Jimmy Lange Championship Boxing Event presented by Valcourt Building Service returns to the Patriot Center on Saturday, March 6.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the weigh-in. Read the rest of this entry »

Darchinyan vs. Guerrero on March 6

February 19th, 2010

NEW YORK  – Fan favorite Vic “The Raging Bull’’ Darchinyan (33-2-1, 27 KOs) will make his fifth consecutive appearance on SHOWTIME®  and 11th overall when he defends his World Boxing Council/World Boxing Association (WBC/WBA) super flyweight crowns against streaking, world-ranked Rodrigo “Gato’’ Guerrero (13-1-1, 9 KOs) in the main event on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation Saturday, March 6, at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

The 12-round world title fight has been elevated to the main event since the Arthur Abraham vs. Andre Dirrell bout, originally set as the main event, has been rescheduled.  Ticketholders who need additional information are directed to call StarTickets at (800) 585.3737 or The Show Box Office at (760) 833-8120 during normal business hours.
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Abraham vs. Dirrell on March 27

February 19th, 2010

LAS VEGAS —Super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell injured his back earlier this week while sparring in Las Vegas, preventing him from training for his upcoming Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight showdown with Arthur Abraham.  Dirrell’s injury has forced the fight to be rescheduled for Saturday, March 27, to be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

“Andre saw a specialist and he is going to be ready to fight on March 27,” said Gary Shaw, Dirrell’s promoter.  “I know Andre is deeply disappointed about rescheduling but he IS determined to resume training for the super middleweight division’s most compelling fight.”

Abraham’s promoter Kalle Sauerland said: “The most important thing is that Andre gets healthy. Arthur is ready to get in the ring with him and win the next three points in the tournament – no matter when and where. We look forward to March 27 and the next spectacular victory of King Arthur.”

Abraham, who has been training in the United States since February 8, said, “Of course I was disappointed when I first heard of the postponement, but I am happy to take on Dirrell on March 27. I want him to be in top shape so that he has no excuses once I am done with him. This is the Super Six World Boxing Classic, the best fighting against the best, so I can understand that he does not want to face me when he is not at 100 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

Vivian Harris vs. Lucas Matthysse

February 19th, 2010

Vicious” Vivian Harris Ready for Matthysse

It’s been a difficult past two years for Vivian Harris. Boxing politics coupled with long stretches of inactivity have plagued the former junior welterweight champion, but the proud Guyana native remains undeterred.

“I still consider myself one of the best fighters in the division,” said Harris. “I have faced some adversity these last two years but I’m still determined. I’m still hungry. I am here and I will be champion again.”

The 30-year-old Harris landed in Mexico City on Tuesday for his scheduled clash with Lucas Matthysse Saturday night at the Foro Scotiabank. Harris understands how important this fight is for his career. The winner puts himself right in the mix in the ultra talent-rich junior welterweight division.

“I’m ready to go,” said Harris Wednesday evening. “I’m fully prepared for Matthysse. This is my first step back to a world title and I will not be denied.”

The undefeated Argentine puncher Matthysse has compiled an impressive record of 25-0 with 23 KOs. His clash with Harris however, represents a significant step up in class, as thus far, his perfect record has come against mostly soft opposition.

Harris vs. Matthysse will be the co-featured bout with the Ponce De Leon vs. Orlando Cruz main event.

The card will air live in Latin America on the HBO Plus service.

Colin Dunne Vs. Billy Schwer II – Judgement Day III On The 27th February

February 18th, 2010

When Billy Schwer challenged Colin ‘Dynamo’ Dunne, for his WBU Lightweight World Title back in October 2000, the thousands of fans that packed Wembley Conference Centre were treated to one of the greatest British, if not world, fights of all time.

Right from the opening bell the Lightweight division’s two best fighters, of the time, stood toe to toe exchanging  power punch after power punch. Schwer was the first to land a truly hurtful shot in the first round, a solid right to the jaw which clearly rocked Dunne. But Dunne came straight back at Schwer landing a couple of crackers and consequently won the round. Read the rest of this entry »

Warriors Boxing Fighters Land Major Title Fights

February 18th, 2010

Sonsona, Urango, Johnson, Cayo and Miranda to Appear in World Title Fights.  Powell to Challenge for #1

DAVIE, FL, February 17, 2010 – Warriors Boxing announced today a busy schedule over the next 8 weeks, where six of their fighters will be involved in very meaningful fights.

On February 27, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, unbeaten young Filipino Star “MARVELOUS” MARVIN SONSONA challenges WILFREDO VASQUEZ JR., for the WBO Junior Featherweight Title.

 

One week later, on March 6, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, on HBO Boxing After Dark, IBF World Champion, JUAN “IRON TWINS” URANGO attempts to unify the Junior Welterweight Division when he takes on WBC World Champion DEVON ALEXANDER.

 

On March 19, in Durant Oklahoma, Junior Middleweight contender SECHEW “IRON HORSE” POWELL takes on DEANDRE LATTIMORE in a highly anticipated rematch to determine the IBF number 1 contender in the Junior Middleweight Division as the main event headliner on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.

 

Just eight days later, on March 27, VICTOR “MERMELMELADA” CAYO challenges WBA Interim Champion MARCOS MAIDANA for his Junior Welterweight crown in the main event on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. Read the rest of this entry »

Andre Berto Talks About Haiti

February 17th, 2010

(WINTER HAVEN, FLA.) – Following the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti, World Champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) and his older brother, Cleveland, traveled to Port Au Prince, Haiti, to assist in the relief efforts. The Berto brothers teamed up with Project Medishare Chief, Dr. Barth Green, to assist with the much needed medical assistance on the ground. The journal below details the emotions that Berto felt from the time he first learned of the earthquake while in training camp for his title unification fight with Shane Mosley through his trip to Haiti.

Since returning home, Berto has continued to work on the relief efforts from the United States, including the creation of the Berto Dynasty Foundation. In addition he has developed partnerships with Everlast, which launched a signature Andre Berto Haiti Relief t-shirt and Westmark School in Encino, California. Berto and the school have developed a long-term collaboration to adopt a school in Haiti together. Read the rest of this entry »