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Agbeko to Face Mares for 118-Pound Supremacy in the Bantamweight Tournament Final

by on Feb.09, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Winner Takes All SATURDAY, APRIL 23, LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE

Darchinyan and Perez to Meet in Consolation Bout; Tickets for the Doubleheader Go On Sale Tuesday, Feb. 8

NEW YORK, NY, February 8, 2011 — Joseph King Kong Agbeko will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight world championship against undefeated rising star Abner Mares, who defends his WBC Silver bantamweight championship in the eagerly awaited finals of The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All on Saturday, April 23 LIVE on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. 

In what will be a hotly contested co-feature, former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan and former IBF bantamweight world championYonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez will clash in the tournament consolation bout.  (continue reading…)

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Showtime’s Bantamweight Tournament Kicks Off in Tacoma

by on Dec.18, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Story and Photos by Mike Blair

Agbeko  – Perez

0144TACOMA, WA, December 11, 2010 — Joseph Agbeko and Yonnhy Perez know each other pretty well. They fought just over a year ago when Perez knocked Agbeko down in the tenth on the way to a unanimous decision win. That result may be the reason that this fight started a bit slowly. Neither man appeared ready to jump at the other in the first round. Instead they were content to stand in the center of the ring and trade punches. The second round saw a change as Agbeko threw more punches and drew a bead on Perez’s body. Perez proved an effective counter puncher in the round, and in a few instances, that was enough to slow Agbeko.

Once Agbeko saw that he could land body punches he settled in and effectively landed punches to Perez’s body. In the early rounds Agbeko scored most often with his right hand, and when he was not landing to Perez’s body, he was launching the right to the head. The right hand landed and Perez began to suffer a bit of swelling around his left eye. The damage was not too serious, the corner men did a nice job keeping the swelling down, and Perez seemed undaunted. (continue reading…)

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Yonnhy Perez & Joseph King Kong Agbeko, Vic Darchinyan & Abner Mares Showtime Bantamweight Tournament Press Quotes

by on Dec.10, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

(L-R) Vic Darchiniyan, Yohnny Perez, Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko pose on December 9, in Tacoma, Washington. Photo by Tom Casino, SHOWTIME

(L-R) Vic Darchiniyan, Yohnny Perez, Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko pose on December 9, in Tacoma, Washington. Photo by Tom Casino, SHOWTIME

TACOMA, WA, December 9, 2010 — The promoters and fighters involved with The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All – a two-stage, single-elimination tournament of 118-pounders – took center stage on Thursday to discuss the two Semifinal bouts set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

In the opening bout, undefeated, world-ranked rising star Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs), of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, will face two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, by way of Armenia.  (continue reading…)

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Yonnhy Perez & Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko, Vic Darchinyan & Abner Mares Showtime Bantamweight Tournament Conference Call Highlights

by on Dec.03, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

TACOMA, WA, December 2, 2010 — Four of the world’s most talented bantamweights participated in a national media conference call to discuss The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All – a two-stage, single-elimination tournament of 118-pounders – which begins with two Semifinal bouts on Saturday, Dec. 11, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

In the opening bout, undefeated, world-ranked rising star Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs), of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, will face two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, by way of Armenia. 

Then, former IBF 118-pound champ Joseph King Kong Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs), of Bronx, N.Y., by way of Ghana, Africa, will try to earn back the title from the man that won it from him, current IBF champ Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs), of Santa Fe Springs,  Calif., by way of Colombia.  (continue reading…)

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Showtime Sports Bantamweight Tournament to Be Held at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington

by on Nov.19, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Two Semifinal Bouts Set For Saturday, Dec. 11 Live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET

NEW YORK, NY, November 18, 2010 — SHOWTIME Sports officially announced today that The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All-the two-stage, single-elimination tournament of 118-pounders-will begin with two Semifinal bouts on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. SHOWTIME will televise the fights live at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets for this event, starting at $50, will go on sale this Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. PT at all Ticketmaster locations, at the Emerald Queen Casino box office and via the websites www.EmeraldQueen.com and www.halquistproductions.com.   (continue reading…)

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