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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 
 SHOWTIME EXTREME CARD ANNOUNCED FOR DEC. 13TH

Press Release: Prior to the December 13th edition of Showtime Championship Boxing, Showtime Extreme will air live action beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (24-0, 11 KOs) is matched against Mario Alberto Lozano (28-5, 20 KOs) in a ten rounder and undefeated 2012 United States Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (14-0, 11 KOs) takes on “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (24-10-1, 11 KOs) of Greece in an eight-round junior middleweight contest. Alos featured will be the return of former welterweight  champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-5-2, 22 KOs) against Denver’s Manuel Perez (21-10-1, 4 KOs).

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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 


SHOWTIME ROUNDS OUT BOTTOM HALF OF DEC. 13TH QUADRUPLEHEADER

Press Release:  Added to the previously announced December 13th Showtime telecast from Las Vegas will be a ten-round featherweight bout featuring former three-division title holder Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KOs) against Mexico’s Jose Ramirez (24-3-2, 15 KOs), and opening the broadcast will be a twelve-round IBF elimination bout between Jermall Charlo (19-0, 15 KOs) and Italy’s Lenny Bottai (22-2, 9 KOs).  The show will be headlined by welterweight match-ups between British superstar and former world 140-pound champion Amir “King” Khan against former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great,” and WBA interim welterweight titlist Keith “One Time” Thurman against Leonard “The Lion” Bundu.

 
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 


MEXICAN LIGHTWEIGHT JIMMY LLANES SIGNES WITH SAMPSON BOXING

Press Release: Sampson Boxing announced the signing of lightweight Jairo "Jimmy" Llanes (7-0-1, 6 KOs) to a long-term exclusive promotional contract.  Llanes comes from a fighting family in Los Mochis, Mexico. His father, Jaime Llanes, was a domestic junior middleweight champion who was stopped in seven rounds by then-WBO world title holder Verno Phillips in 1994.

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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 


TARVER-BANKS RESCHEDULED FOR DEC. 11TH ON ESPN2

Press Release: A fractured thumb that forced the cancellation of his scheduled September 29th fight with veteran Johnathan Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) may prove to have had a silver lining for former world light heavyweight champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The southpaw, who turned 46 this past Friday, squares off on Dec. 11th against Banks in a ten-round heavyweight fight airing live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.

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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 


PASCAL TO FACE BOLONTI INSTEAD OF GEORGE

Press Release: Jean Bédard, the president of InterBox, announced that light heavyweight contender, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), will face Argentina's Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 KOs) next December 6th at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan's team. [Pascal is represented by Boxingtalk publisher G. Leon]. The undercard will feature locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1) against teenager Norbert Nemesapati (15-1).

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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 
 EXCELLENT MAIN EVENT IN PHILLY CLUB SHOW TONIGHT

Press Release: Tonight, super middleweight Derrick "Take It to the Bank" Webster (17-0) will will take on Obodai Sai (23-1) of Ghana at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Webster, a 6'4" Glassboro, N.J., resident, will compete in his fourth fight in 2014. He is coming off a six-round, unanimous-decision win over Michael Gbenga on May 30th. Sai currently resides in Washington, D.C., and is a former regional light middleweight champion with a seven-fight win streak.  Also on the card, Philadelphia junior lightweight Antonio Dubose (6-0) takes on Arturo Santiago (7-9-1) of Puerto Rico. UPDATE: Webster weighed in at 163.5 pounds and Sai was 162. Dubose came in at 131, compared to 129.5 for Santiago.

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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 
 MCCALLA REACHES 20-0 IN 47 SECONDS

Cecil McCalla TKO1 Francisco Javier Reza ... In Wilmington, Delaware, over the weekend, welterweight Cecil McCalla of Baltimore stopped Mexico's Francisco Javier Reza in the first round. McCalla (20-0, 7 KOs) came out firing hard left hooks from the opening bell and scored two knockdowns. After the second one, the referee had seen enough and waved the fight off at the :47 mark. The loss dropped Reza to 31-11, including six losses in his last seven fights. For 29-year-old McCalla, the victory over Reza was his fourth fight of 2014, after sitting out most of 2013. source: Greg Cohen Promotions

 
NOVEMBER 24, 2014 
 MURDER STRIKES CLOSE TO CUNNINGHAM, ALEXANDER

Welterweight contender Devon Alexander, along with his trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham are trying to do something positive in their beloved St. Louis, but those efforts were met with a stinging blow over the weekend. In October, Alexander proudly announced their business venture, Knockouts Bar & Grill would be opening soon. Sadly, the St. Louis Dispatch reports that the bar, in first weekend of business, was the site of a murder over the weekend. The victim was one of Alexander's employees, bouncer Herbert Burnett.  The unidentified murderer reportedly targeted Burnett because Burnett had earlier refused him entrance to the bar.  Burnett was just 30 years old. Boxingtalk sends its condolences to the friends and family of Herbert Burnett --Scott Shaffer

 
NOVEMBER 24, 2014 
 RESULTS FROM OBLIVION.... ERR, BOLIVIA

Billy Wright KO1 Juan Carlos Flores-Choque ... On Saturday in Bolivia, 49 year-old heavyweight "Bronco" Billy Wright (46-4, 37 KOs) scored a first-round knockout against Juan Carlos Flores-Choque (14-4, 13 KOs), extending his KO streak to 13.  Wright has now won 17 in a row and says he is looking to get back in the ring on Dec, 6, 2015. Wright, who turns 50 on December 10th, said, that in 2015, "I'm willing to fight any of the top contenders to get me closer to my dream of becoming heavyweight champion.  The only problem is none of these guys are willing to fight me.  That can all change in 2015.  I'm looking to make history." source: team billy wright press release

Here is a clip of some of Billy's recent work from Bolivia:



 
NOVEMBER 24, 2014 


CARSON JONES GOING TO UK TO FACE BRIAN ROSE

Press Release: Junior middleweight Brian Rose will face Carson Jones of the United States in Manchester on Friday January 23rd, live on Sky Sports. Rose's biggest fight was a failed challenged of Demetrius Andrade for the WBO light middleweight title earlier in the year. Rose won a comeback fight against Ignacio Lucero Fraga to improve to 26-2-1 and continues his quest for a second shot with a tough test against Jones.  Comingoff a win against veteran loser Shannon Miller, Jones is 36-10-3 and is familiar to British fans because he gave Kell Brook a tough fight in July 2012 and returned for a rematch last summer. The Blackpool star faces Oklahoma’s Jones on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s WBA lightweight title challenge against Richar Abril, as the Mancunian aims to cap a great 18 months in the ring by ripping the title from the Cuban star.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2014 
 SHIELDS, ESPARZA CAPTURE AMATEUR GOLD IN SOUTH KOREA

Press Release: The United States’ two 2012 Olympic boxing medalists returned to the podium on Monday with gold medal victories at the 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships in Jeju, South Korea. Olympic champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) both claimed their first elite women’s world titles with final round victories. The double gold medal performance is the first time the United States squad has ever won two world titles in a single women’s world championships competition. Shields was also named the Outstanding Boxer of the Tournament.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2014 
 CRUZ PEREZ DEFEATS DA COSTA

Susana Cruz Perez W10 Anne Sophie Da Costa ... On Saturday night in Reims, France, local favorite Anne Sophie Da Costa lost for the first time as a pro. Her conqueror was Mexico's Susana Cruz Perez. Twenty-four year old Cruz Perez, from the city of Tlalnepantla, set the pace from the start, and held a lead from the first round, and, although not always keeping her foe under control, she never allowed her to turn the table. After ten rounds, the women' strawweight bout was scored 96-94 and 97-93 for Cruz Perez, overruling one card that read 96-94 in favor of Da Costa. Susana Cruz Perez returns to Mexico with the WBF title and an improved professional record of 17-6, while Anne Sophie Da Costa loses for the first time and drops to 18-1. source: wbf


 
NOVEMBER 23, 2014 


PACQUIAO KNOCKS ALGIERI DOWN REPEATEDLY IN DECISION WIN

Manny Pacquiao W12 Chris Algieri... In China, Manny Pacquiao did everything but knock out Chris Algieri en route to a unanimous decision victory. Algieir was knocked down six times and also was given a standing eight count. The official scoring was the most lopsided in recent memory, as Pacquiao won by tallies of 119-103 (twice) and 120-102. Pacquiao, the WBO welterweight champion, narrowly missed his first knockout win since he stopped Miguel Cotto in 2009.

 
NOVEMBER 22, 2014 


ANTHONY JOSHUA'S MARCH TO THE TOP CONTINUES

Anthony Joshua TKO1 Michael Sprott… The meteoric rise of Anthony Joshua up the heavyweight ladder continued as the Olympic gold medalist stopped Michael Sprott in the first round in Liverpool, England. There were no knockdowns but Joshua overwhelmed Sprott, who was helpless against the ropes after just ninety seconds of action. Joshua is now 10-0 with 10 KOs since winning Olympic gold in 2012. Sprott is now 42-23 with two straight first-round losses.  source: awe network

 
NOVEMBER 22, 2014 
 GROVES STOPS DOUGLIN WITH DIFFICULTY

George Groves TKO7 Dennis Douglin… Also on the massive Liverpool show, super middleweight contender George Groves had difficulty with American import Dennis Douglin for a few rounds, but wound up winning via seventh-round technical knockout. Groves scored a knockdown and continued to land hard punches on a tiring Douglin when the referee decided to end the bout. Groves is now 21-2, including two straight win since back-to-back knockout losses to the great Carl Froch. Douglin, a touted prospect not too long ago, falls to 17-4. Douglin is normally a junior middleweight or at most, a middleweight. source: awe network

 
NOVEMBER 22, 2014 
 ROMAN GONZALEZ IMPROVES TO 41-0

Roman Gonzalez TKO6 Rocky Fuentes… Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez of Nicaragua made his case to be the best flyweight in the world by knocking out Filipino Rocky Fuentes in Japan. A three-division champion,  Gonzalez knocked Fuentes down in the sixth round and continued to dish out punishment until the fight was stopped. Gonzalez, who deserves top ten pound-for-pound consideration, is now 41-0. Gonzalez may be the world's best 112 pounder but the lineal world champion remains Juan Francisco Estrada. Fuentes, 35-8-2, has now failed in two straight 112-pound title bids. source: el nuevo diario



 
NOVEMBER 22, 2014 


MIURA RETAINS TITLE IN JAPAN

Takashi Miura TKO6 Edgar Puerta… In Yokohama, Japan, WBC 130-pound champion Takashi Miura retained his title with a sixth-round stoppage of Mexico's Edgar Puerta. Miura, 28-2-2, won the title from Gamaliel Diaz in 2013 and has defended three times since. Puerta, 23-5-1, has a twelve-fight win streak snapped. source: japan today


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