LINCOLN, R.I. (Nov. 28, 2012) – Peter Manfredo Jr. has faced every challenge a professional boxer could deal with inside the ring, but there’s nothing that could motivate him more than what he’s facing as he begins his highly-anticipated comeback.
“I’m fighting for my family,”Manfredo Jr. said Wednesday on the eve of his 10-round super middleweight bout against Pittsburgh veteran Rayco Saunders, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the Twin River Event Center.
“When I was on The Contender I did it for my family and I’m still doing it for my family,” said the Providence, R.I., icon, who will end his brief retirement in the main of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “The Pride Is Back” boxing event, appropriately named for Manfredo Jr., “The Pride Of Providence.”
“My father [Peter Manfredo Sr.] thinks I’m doing it for all the wrong reasons, but I’m doing it for the right reasons. Boxing is about taking care of your family, and that’s what I’m doing. This is what I’ve been doing all my life. God gave me a gift a..........
OMG! PACQUIAO BACK ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! THIS FRIDAY ON ABC!
Author: TOP RANK
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (November 28, 2012) – He came, he starred, he conquered. And This Friday! November 30, at Midnight ET/PT, on ABC, he will be RERUN! Fighter of the Decade and boxing's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and box office attraction Congressman MANNY "PacMan" PACQUIAO took time from training for his upcoming rumble with three-division world champion Juan Manuel Márquez to make another boffo appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Wednesday night. The response by fans and the word of mouth on the interview and especially the spectacularly funny spoof of HBO’s all-access reality series 24/7 -- Pacquiao/Rodriguez 4 24/7 -- spurred the show’s unusually fast encore airing of the episode. (Photos of Pacquiao and Kimmel attached. Please credit: ABC)
After catching up with Manny on his life and training for his upcoming high-stakes welterweight battle against Márquez, Kimmel announced Manny’s next fight -- against sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez -- with his own all-access unreality segment, Pacquiao/Rodriguez 4 24/7, which also featured Rodriguez’s trainer Yehya, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Hall of Fame trainer Wor..........
TODD duBOEF: Welcome everybody. Welcome champion Juan Manuel Márquez, Fernando Beltran and Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Béristain. Juan Manuel’s media day was in México last week and the reports say that Juan Manuel has never looked this good. We all know what has happened over the years and how this is a legendary match-up and I think it’s really important for everyone to speak to Juan Manuel and Nacho about their strategy and before I do that I would like to introduce Fernando the co-promoter of Juan Manuel
THE CASE FOR ROBERT GUERRERO FOR 2012 FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Author: MARIO SERRANO
In 2012, Robert Guerrero became the third fighter in boxing history to win a world title at featherweight and welterweight, joining the likes of legends Henry Armstrong and future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao. Guerrero also joins the rare breed of fighters, who have jumped up two weight classes to win world championships, which include Roberto Duran, Roy Jones Jr., and Sugar Shane Mosley.
Robert Guerrero Accomplishments for 2012 'Fighter of the Year'
Guerrero Dominated two Olympians at their absolute prime in Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto
Both are fully fledged welterweights who fought their whole career at welterweight
Combined record of (51-1, 39 KOs)
Aydin was ranked #1 and never tasted defeat
Berto is a two-time welterweight champion considered one of the..........
MIGUEL COTTO, JAYSON VELEZ AND JEFFREY FONTANEZ MEDIA WORKOUT
Author: MONICA SEARS / GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PHOTO CREDIT: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Nov. 27, 2012) - Four-Time and Three-Division World Champion Miguel Cotto and unbeaten Puerto Rican prospects Jayson Velez and Jeffrey Fontanez participated in media workouts on Monday at Gleason's Gym in New York in preparation for their upcoming fights this Saturday, Dec. 1 at Madison Square Garden with Cotto's and Velez's fights airing live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
In the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, Cotto (37-3, 30 KO's), of Caguas, P.R., will face undefeated defending champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14 KO's), of Las Cruces, N.M., for the WBA Super Welterweight World Championship.
The 10-round co-feature for the vacant WBC Silver Featherweight Championship will pit Velez (19-0, 14 KO's), of Juncos, P.R., against Salvador Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18 KO's), of Tianguistenco, Mexico. In the opening bout of the telecast, hometown favorite..........
VIDEO: MIGUEL COTTO NY CITY OPEN WORKOUT FOR COTTO VS TROUT
Author: FRANCISCO GUZMÁN ROBERT GAY
Four-time and three-division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) from Caguas, Puerto Rico participated in a media workout on Monday at Gleason’s Gym in New York in preparation for his fight on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden against undefeated defending champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14 KOs) from Las Cruces, New Mexico for the WBA super welterweight world championship.
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27) - On Saturday, January 26, World Champion Andre "S.O.G." Ward (26-0, 14 KO's) of Oakland, CA takes on Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio in what promises to be a thrilling WBA and WBC Super Middleweight World Championship Bout.
This event will be the first boxing event at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles, CA, home to the USC Trojans Basketball and Volleyball teams. "The layout of the Galen Center couldn't be better for the presentation of a boxing event and we are excited to host these world class bouts," said USC Senior Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay.
AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT KEVIN JOHNSON PREPARES TO BRING THE WORLD TITLE BACK TO AMERICA
Author: MARC ABRAMS
SAN DIEGO (November 27, 2012)— American heavyweight boxing fans that have been waiting for a legitimate heavyweight contender are in for a treat come December 1st as proven veteran Kevin Johnson (28-2-1) battles UK’s undefeated 6’ 9” giant Tyson Fury (19-0-0) in an official WBC Heavyweight World Title eliminator. A win by Johnson on Saturday will put an American Heavyweight back in the ring challenging for the world title. The fight will be covered live in the United States on WealthTV starting at 4 pm on Saturday.
Johnson, a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, credits the legendary boxing Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes for putting his career down the right path. Holmes trained Johnson during the early days of his career and taught Johnson the value of a stinging jab. Johnson, with 28 fights under his belt, seasoned yet only 33 years old, may be peaking at the right time. Lately, Johnson has been training with Jeff Mayweather, Floyd’s uncle, of the Mayweather Boxing Club, to get ready for the undefeated Tyson Fury. Johnson says Jeff was the missing element in his arsenal and credits Mayweather for giving him the skills to make him a complete boxer. Mayweather has been training a number of American heavyweights, including Michael Grant, giving Johnson plenty..........
BOXINGS NEXT MEXICAN-AMERICAN STAR HAS EMERGED ROBERT THE GHOST GUERRERO!
Author: MARIO SERRANO
November 27, 2012 - In a battle that had Super Bowl like stakes on the line, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) thoroughly dominated former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (28-2, 22 KOs), over twelve grinding back and forth action-packed rounds, dropping him twice in the process. The slug-fest has many commentators, fans and media, considering this war to be "Fight of the year".
Guerrero, a four-time world champion over six weight classes, is the only Mexican-American fighter, other than future Hall of Famer and promoter Oscar De La Hoya, to win as many titles in as many weight classes.
FURY AND JOHNSON TO FIGHT IN WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR
Author: HENNESSY SPORTS
London (27 November) TOP promoter Mick Hennessy says Tyson Fury will turn the World heavyweight division upside down in 2013 when he becomes the heavyweight champion of the world.
According to the Hennessy Sports boss unbeaten Fury will confirm his status as the best heavyweight contender in the world this Saturday night at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena after he conquers tough American Kevin Johnson when they battle in an official WBC heavyweight World title eliminator.
Former World title challenger Johnson has predicted that he will end Fury’s world title hopes but Hennessy insists that Fury will take another major step towards a showdown with either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night, particularly after the WBC have confirmed the fight to be an official World heavyweight title eliminator for the belt held by Vitali.
Hennessy commented: “Tyson is the future of the heavyweight division and the fans watching live on Channel 5 and those in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast are going to see that on Saturday night. The WBC have confirmed that the fight is an official WBC World title eliminator which is great news for Tyson.
PRESS RELEASE: TYSON FURY & KEVIN JOHNSON TO WEIGH IN AT THE KENNEDY CENTRE, BELFAST ON FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER AT 1:00 PM.
Author: HENNESSY SPORTS
WEIGH IN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tyson Fury vs. Kevin Johnson, Odyssey Arena, December 1st
LONDON - Heavyweight sensation Tyson Fury and his challenger American Kevin Johnson will be weighing in ahead of their heavyweight clash at the Kennedy Centre, Belfast on Friday 30th November from 1pm.
Fury vs. Johnson, Saturday 1st December, proudly presented by Hennessy Sports will be broadcast live on Channel 5 from 9pm.
Also weighing in will be the son of the Legend Chris Eubank Jr, former Commonwealth champion John O’Donnell, Irish champion Stephen Haughain, Phill Fury, Joe Hillerby and selection of the undercard.
TICKETS FOR UFC 156: ALDO VS EDGAR ON SALE FRIDAY NOV 30
Las Vegas, Nevada – The biggest weekend in sports just got a little bigger. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it will be returning to the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 2 with a featherweight title superfight between reigning champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
PRICE COACH FRANNY SMITH: 'I DOUBT SKELTON WILL SEE PAST ROUND SIX'
Author: FRANK WARREN PROMOTIONS
Liverpool’s David Price is quite possibly the hottest prospect in world heavyweight boxing right now.
On Friday evening, the monstrous hitting 6ft 8in, 17 ½ stone Scouser defends his British and Commonwealth heavyweight straps for a second time when he collides with Bedford’s former world title challenger Matt Skelton at the Aintree Equestrian Centre in his home city.
Watch the fight live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation, The Channel of Champions, Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546.
Yesterday afternoon, boxing writer Glynn Evans caught up with Franny Smith who has schooled ‘Big Pricey’ since his days as a gangly junior at the Salisbury ABC. In his own words, the unassuming 46 year old father of two from Anfield, provided a fascinating insight into the champion’s meteoric rise to prominence.
DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EDITION BROADWAY BOXING CARD TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS WEDNESDAY DEC 19TH ROSELAND BALLROOM NYC FEATURING WILL ROSINSKY, IVAN REDKACH & GABRIEL BRACERO
Author: KEVIN ROONEY, JR. / DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT
DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EDITION BROADWAY BOXING CARD TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS
WEDNESDAY DEC 19TH ROSELAND BALLROOM NYC FEATURING WILL ROSINSKY, IVAN REDKACH & GABRIEL BRACERO
New York, NY - On Wednesday, December 19, DiBella Entertainment will present a special holiday edition of its Broadway Boxing series headlined by Queens-native Will "Power" Rosinsky (16-2, 9KO's) in an eight-round light heavyweight bout.
Also featured on the card will be red-hot lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach (12-0, 11KO's) and Brooklyn's Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (20-1, 3KO's). A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy. More information to follow.
"We are going to close our 2012 Broadway Boxing season with one of our strongest cards of the year," ..........
FARNELL: “HEFFRON HAS TOO MUCH IN EVERY DEPARTMENT AND WINS BY STOPPAGE’’
Author: FRANK WARREN PROMOTIONS
The boxing grapevine is ripe with talk that Oldham welterweight Ronnie ‘Razor’ Heffron is about to become the next ‘Big Thing’ to emerge from England’s north-west.
The multi-talented 22 year old has earned rave reviews cruising to 11 straight wins (five quick) and on Friday evening, at the Manchester Arena, he makes an audacious championship debut when he challenges Commonwealth king Denton Vassell over 12 rounds on the show that also features the professional debut of Freddie Flintoff.
Watch live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation, The Channel of Champions, Sky Ch.437/ Virgin Ch.546. Join at www.boxnation.com
Ahead of the potentially combustible local derby, boxing writer Glynn Evans quizzed Heffron’s coach Anthony ‘Arnie’ Farnell, once a WBU World Middleweight champion, about ‘Razor’s’ seemingly limitless potential.
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Curiosidades & Trivias
Benny Leonard, Ted "Kid" Lewis, Henry Armstrong, Billy Conn, y Manuel Ortiz son miembros del Salón de Fama. ¿Que mas tienen en común?
Todos perdieron sus primeras peleas como profesional. De hecho Miguel Cantos y los campeones pesos completos Bonescrusher Smith y Mike Weaver perdieron en su debut también.