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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Steve Molitor Ready for Ring Return
Former IBF Champ slated to fight again on June 26 at Casino Rama

Press Release

RAMA, ON – March 20, 2009 – Former IBF Junior Featherweight World Champion, “The Canadian Kid” Steve Molitor is officially on the comeback trail, and will return to the ring to face Mexico’s Heriberto Ruiz on June 26, at Casino Rama.

Prior to the main event at Rumble at Rama VII, in which Ruiz topped Panamanian Mauricio Martinez via unanimous decision for the vacant IBF Intercontinental championship, Orion Sports Management President Allan Tremblay announced that the winner of Martinez-Ruiz would in fact be Molitor’s next foe.

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Thomas Treiber Joins ITV Broadcast Team in England!
Huge 2009 planned for ring announcer

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CHICAGO, March 21, 2009 -- Chicago based ring announcer Thomas Treiber has taken over a new territory as England’s Hennessy Sports has made plans to utilize his world class skills for their monthly ITV boxing series.

Treiber’s first trip to England was on December 6th as super middleweight Carl Froch won the World Boxing Council title against Jean Pascal in an outstanding twelve round bout at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

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Kielsa Defends Canadian Heavyweight Crown with Huge TKO!

Press Release

RAMA, ON. -- Friday, March 20, 2009 - Greg “The Steel Pole” Kielsa (9-0, 4 KO’s) made the first defense of his Canadian Heavyweight title a memorable one, bombing out Winnipeg’s Arthur Cook (14-5-2, 5 KO’s) via devastating 8th round TKO Friday night at Casino Rama, in Rama, Ontario.

Cook came out aggressively in the first half of the fight pressing the pace, but never landing any damaging shots, all the while walking into stiff Kielsa counters.

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BJ Flores -- Primed and Pumped for KO Artist Herrera for NABO Title Fight Tonight!

Press Release

PENSACOLA, Fla., March 20, 2009 -- Declaring himself “Primed and Pumped” for his cruiserweight showdown tomorrow night, Las Vegas based BJ “EL PELIGROSO” Flores is in Pensacola, Florida for his NABO cruiserweight title against Columbian banger Jose Luis Herrera.

“I’m thrilled to be here and most thankful to John Wirt and the entire Square Ring team and Mark Reels from the NABO along with Paco Valcarcel and the WBO for sanctioning this fight. I have trained very hard and will be coming in well prepared. This fight WILL not go the distance".

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Klinefelter Kicks Kiester, Defeats Rodriguez in 'Fight of the Night!'

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Photo courtesy of Emily Klinefelter and

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Emily Klinefelter (left), as seen on her home page on

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Late Friday night at the Woodlawn Sports Complex, Iowa City native and University of Iowa Accounting graduate student Emily "the Enforcer" Klinefelter moved to 3-0 as a professional boxer with a 4-round unanimous decision over Michigan's Brenda Rodriguez (now 1-5).

Klinefelter scored a knockdown in the 1st round and earned a standing-8 (legal in Michigan) in the 4th, but the tough and scrappy Rodriguez proved that she was game to the core, fighting hard throughout.The bout was a credit to women's boxing and had the crowd abuzz about what was dubbed the fight of the night. All three judges scorecards had Klinefelter winning 40-34.

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Weights for Tonight's Fights in Cincy!

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Ricardo Williams Jr., 146.5 vs. Harrison Cuello, 145
Rashad Holloway, 146 vs. Doel Carrasquillo, 146
James Countryman, 159 vs. K.J. Noons, 157
Terrance Crawford, 135 vs. Lucas Rodas, 135
David Long, 222 vs. Kelsey Arnold, 230
Jesse Carridine 128 vs. Ramon Santos, 128
Nurpais Torebekov, 238 vs. Rayshawn Myers, 204.5

US Bank ArenaCincinnati, OH
Doors 6:30pm, First Bell 7:30pm
Tickets/Info 513-562-4949

Posted @ 11:06 AM EST [Link]

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jakubowski Steps Back Into Ring For 'Big' Ty On 'Date With Destiny!'

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Mellencamp Wins Decision

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Hud Mellencamp, 14-year-old son of singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, relied on a damaging left hook to earn a 4-1 victory over Tate Sturgeon... [Read more]

Cincy Weigh-In Open to the Public Tonight at 5 PM!

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CINCINNATI, OHIO, March 20, 2009 -- The Garage Sports Bar and Grill, 2241 Crowne Point Dr., in Cincinnati will host the “open to the public” weigh-in for “3 THE HARD WAY” at 5pm on Friday afternoon.

Featured fighters who will be present at the weigh-in include welterweight contender and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr., Sensational Welterweight prospect Rashad Holloway and current amateur phenom and 2-Time US Olympian Rau’Shee Warren.

The full bout line up for “3 THE HARD WAY” is:

Ricardo Williams Jr. vs. Harrison Cuello, eight rounds

Rashad Holloway vs. Doel Carrasquillo, eight rounds

Rau’Shee Warren vs. Derrick Moss, four rounds—amateur bout

James Countryman vs. K.J. Noons, six rounds

Ron Siler vs. Hector Hernandez, four rounds

Terrance Crawford vs. Lucas Rodas, four rounds

Mel Crossty vs. Gadiel Andaluz, four rounds

David Long vs. Kelsey Arnold, four rounds

Jesse Carridine vs. Ramon Santos, four rounds

Advance tickets, priced at $82.75, $43.75 and $26.75, for “3 THE HARD WAY” can be purchased online through Ticketmaster at or by phone at 513-562-4949. [Read more]

Rodriguez stops Thompson in 2nd Round

WORCESTER, Mass. (March 19, 2009) – Undefeated middleweight/super middleweight sensation Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez had a very successful “Homecoming,” stopping 30-fight veteran Patrick Thompson for only the second time in his career in Thursday night’s main event at historic Mechanics Hall.

“Homecoming,” promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Manfredo’s Gym, was taped live as part of DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing Series,” which shot in New England for the first time.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Roy Jones, Jr. Breaks Up Lashley-Guida Skirmish at Press Conference

Press Release

At the final press conference in Pensacola yesterday, Bobby Lashley read some excerpts at the podium of what Jason Guida had been saying in the press. At that time, Guida shot back with, "This is a real fight. Not what you have been used to. This is not fake - these are real punches."

When it was time to do the "face-off" photo, the matter escalated to the point where Guida grabbed Lashley by the throat. "Promoter" Roy Jones, Jr. had to get between them to break it up.
The video is posted on you-tube.
Catch it here...

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Bill would regulate every MMA event

By Phillip B. Wilson
Courtesy of

A mixed-martial arts bill will be amended to eliminate crowd size as a determination for when shows should be regulated. That means all promotions would need to be in compliance if the bill passes.

Legislators, state commission members and MMA representatives reached a compromise on several previously disputed aspects of Senate Bill 160 after a one-hour meeting Wednesday at the Statehouse. [Read more]

MMA Fighting comes to Spirit Mountain Casino with SportFight XXV

Josh Queen takes on DJ Linderman in a Heavy Weight Title Fight on April 3

(Press Release)

Grand Ronde, OR – Spirit Mountain Casino debuts one of many MMA events April 3rd with SportFight XXV. This action-packed night of mixed martial arts features an 11-bout card with two title fights.

Josh “The Machine” Queen (12-0 amateur, 2-0 professional), a fast-striking freestyle fighter from Idaho, takes on DJ “Da Protégé” Linderman (11-0-1 amateur, 3-0 professional) a freestyle fighter from California, in a 5-round heavyweight title fight.

Portland’s own Tyson Jefferies (8-3 amateur, 2-0 professional), a versatile freestyle fighter goes head-to-head with Mario Meiranda (2-0 amateur, 6-0 professional), a grappling, wrestling and jiu-jitsu style fighter from Rio de Janeiro in a 5-round title fight.

SportFight, founded in 2003 by Matt Lindland and Randy Couture, is the leading mixed martial arts promotion in the northwest and has produced a number of fighters for major MMA organizations including the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride FC, K-1, the International Fight League, BodogFIGHT and Elite XC. Tickets for the debut MMA event at the Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center are on sale now for $25, $35, $50, $75 and $100 through Star Tickets Plus. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (800) 585-3737. With a seating capacity of 1,744, excellent seats can also be purchased at or at the casino Coyote Club desk. The first bout is scheduled for 8 p.m.; the doors open at 7:00 p.m.

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CES Signs James McGirt, Jr.

Press Release

PROVIDENCE (March 19, 2009) – Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) announced today that it has signed super middleweight prospect James McGirt, Jr. to an exclusive, multi-year promotional contract.

The 26-year-old McGirt (19-2-1, 9 KOs), born in Brentwood, New York and now fighting out of Vero Beach (FL), is scheduled to make his CES debut on “River Rage” on May 22 at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. James is trained by his father, James “Buddy” McGirt, 2-time world champion and former Trainer of the Year

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Final Press Conference Quotes From Pensacola
Boxing Legend Roy Jones, Jr. Battles Omar Sheika Saturday Night

Roy Jones Jr.: To have people come out and support me like this is a great feeling. And all this trash talking that is going on it what it’s all about.

People are wondering why I have picked a big puncher like Omar Sheika to bring to my hometown. You know I don’t do anything easy. All these people are paying good money to come see the fights and we have to put on a good show. They don’t want to see easy fights. He’s 32 and this is an opportunity of a lifetime for him. I owe my fans a tough fight, that’s why I brought in a guy like this. You know he is going to be hungry.

I am 40-years now and I feel like I can go to 45. I do it because I love what I do.

This is the kind of an event that the MMA fights go quick and the boxing fights last a while. It is good for everybody. I hope it goes well. It is still two guys fighting in a ring. Man-to-man is what it is supposed to be and that’s why fighting is great.

I wouldn’t put a fight like this together if I didn’t think it was the wave of the future. [Read more][Add your Comment on this article]

Weights from Worcester, MA
DiBella Entertainment in association with Manfredo’s Gym Presents "Homecoming" Tonight at Mechanics Hall

Main Event – 8 Rounds – Super Middleweights
Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (9-0, 6 KOs), Worcester, MA 163 LBS.
Patrick Thompson (15-13-1, 5 KOs), Lincoln, NE 164 LBS.

Light Heavyweights (4 Rounds)
Valar Boise (Pro Debut), Providence, RI 172 LBS.
Houston Crayton (0-3), Brockton, MA 183 LBS.

Middleweights (4 Rounds)
Philip Jackson Benson (2-0, 0 KOs), Brooklyn, NY 163 LBS.
Dameon Mitchell (0-1), New York, NY 164 LBS.

Super Welterweights (4 Rounds)
Dustin Reinhold (Pro Debut), Fall River, MA 152 LBS.
Valdrin Muriqi (Pro Debut), New York, NY LATER

Lightweights (4 Rounds)
Steven Ormond (2-0, 0 KOs), Dublin, Ireland 136 LBS.
Jonathan Ocasio (0-3), Philadelphia, PA 134 LBS.

Featherweights (4 Rounds)
Ryan Kielczewski (3-0, 0 KOs), Quincy, MA 128 LBS.
Aaron Chavez (2-1, 0 KOs), Vero Beach, FL 127 LBS.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Open Workout Thursday in Cincy featuring Participants of '3 the Hard Way!'

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CINCINNATI, OHIO, (March 18, 2009)An open to the public media workout will take this Thursday afternoon, March 19th, at 1pm at the Mt. Auburn Recreation Center, 270 Southern Avenue, in Cincinnati in advance of “3 THE HARD WAY,” the world class boxing event this Saturday night at the US BANK ARENA. Featured fighters who will be present at the workout are welterweight contender and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr., Sensational Junior Middleweight Prospect Rashad Holloway and current amateur phenom and 2-Time US Olympian Rau’Shee Warren.

On Friday afternoon at 5pm, the official public weigh-in will take place at The Garage Sports Bar and Grill, 2241 Crowne Point Dr. , in Cincinnati . All fighters will be present.

Fight fans in the Cincinnati area are encouraged to attend both events.

270 Southern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH



Welterweight Contender and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr.
Sensational Junior Middleweight Prospect Rashad Holloway
Current Amateur Phenom Rau’Shee Warren (2-Time US Olympian)

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ABC-Legal Committee Minutes from March 4th

Courtesy of Tim Luekenhoff and Jake Hall

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What’s Next for Mosley?

By: Jason Sardelis

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According to Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer, “Sugar” Shane Mosley will disregard some writers implications he should call it quits. Some even insinuated that after Mosley’s second beating of the Golden Boy Oscar DeLaHoya it was down hill noting two loses each to Vernon Forrest and Winky Wright.

It was his very close unanimous decision loss to undefeated WBA welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto that forced some to give the five time world champions another glance.

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Gleason's Gym: Tickets on Sale for March 20 Golden Gloves Quarter Finals!

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The Sportsmen's Club of Local 3 proudly presents a Quarter Final Golden Gloves show. The event will be at The Electrical Industries Center at 67-35 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, New York. All labor is donated. Ticket price is $30.00. This show is always sold out. Buy your tickets early.

Oriental Sports Medicine Clinic March 21

"Improve your boxing with Oriental Sports Medicine" This informative 90-minute, hands on workshop will teach you easy to learn Oriental Sports Medicine skills you can use to speed injury recovery, maintain strength & energy, and increase your boxing performance potential. You'll also be introduced to the powerful healing effects of Acupuncture & taught how to integrate Oriental Sport Medicine techniques into your training regimen. Darryl Aiken-Afam & Grace Rollins of Sencha Wellness Center, Dumbo are your presenters.

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Dunne Looks forward to Making Irish Boxing History!
Andy Lee brings hard-hitting garden party to undercard

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Monday, March 16, 2009 - Dublin’s O2 Arena plays host to a historic night of Irish Boxing on Saturday, March 21, highlighted by the first world title fight on Irish soil in over a decade.

The card, Hunky Dorys World Title Fight Night, will be distributed in North America by Setanta Premium PPV, and can be seen at participating establishments.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rashad Holloway: Full Speed Ahead!
Jr. Middleweight looks to huge 2009
Featured on TKO Boxing show in Cincy on Saturday night
Advance tickets now on sale

Press Release

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CINCINNATI, OH , March 17, 2009 -- Sensational junior middleweight prospect Rashad Holloway has arrived in his native Cincinnati , Ohio for his feature bout this Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena as part of “3 THE HARD WAY”, an outstanding evening of world class boxing presented by TKO BOXING Promotions and TMAX EVENTS.

Holloway, 9-1-0 with five knockouts will face heavy handed Puerto Rican Doel Carrasquillo, 12-10-1 (10KO’s) in his return home from his training headquarters at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood , California .

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Rodriguez “Homecoming” Thursday night in Worcester
Broadway Boxing Series debut in New England

Press Release

WORCESTER, Mass. (March 16, 2009) – Undefeated middleweight/super middleweight sensation Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez has his “Homecoming,” promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Manfredo’s Gym, all set for Thursday night (March 19) veteran Patrick Thompson in the 8-round main event at historic Mechanics Hall.

“Homecoming” will be taped live as part of DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing Series,” which will be shooting in New England for the first time, from the beautiful Mechanic’s Hall venue that hasn’t hosted pro boxing since 1967.

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Moreno Opens Up Gym to Public!

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People of all ages are welcome to join Carina as she's opened up her gym (Noble-Moreno Boxing Gym) to those interested in learning boxing. Next door good friend Eric Verrill (K2 MMA Gym) teaches mma and Jiu-Jitsu. Students are urged to sign up now as limited space is available. Nobel-Moreno Boxing Gym is located at 1715 Unit C Freedom Blvd. Watsonville Ca 95071. For more information call Rick Noble at (831) 840-2929 or Eric Verrill at (831) 600-6231.

This past weekend four-time world champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno, was honored in her community when Watsonville American Little League asked her to throw out the first pitch on opening day. Moreno signed autographs and took pictures for the fans in attendance.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Jesse Brinkley Wants to Fight the Best!
Says of Pavlik, Abraham, Bute, Froch, Taylor -- 'Anytime, anywhere.'

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Left to right: Peter Manfredo Jr., Jesse Brinkley, Danny Milano (photo/Courtesy "Let's Get It On" Promotions)

YERINGTON, NV, March 16, 2009 -- World ranked super middleweight Jesse Brinkley has returned to the gym, one month after his blood filled destruction of Northern Nevada rival Joey Gilbert, and is looking to taking on the very best in his division.

“I know all the big names and they know me, but it seems like they’re more than a little reluctant to share a ring. Maybe all of Gilbert’s blood scared them,” said lifelong Yerington, NV native.

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Rising Lightweight Star Vincente Escobedo Steps in for Injured Jorge Barios
Faces Carlos 'El Famoso' Hernandez on April 4th 'Lightweight Lightning' PPV show

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LOS ANGELES, March 16 - Golden Boy Promotions' prospect and 2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo has agreed to step in and face Carlos Hernandez on the April 4th "Lightweight Lightning" pay-per-view event after former World Champion Jorge Barrios was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a right temporal bone fracture above the temple he suffered while training. The fight is part of a quadruple header at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas and rounds out the highly anticipated pay-per-view event.

"When I was asked to step in for Barrios against Carlos Hernandez, I didn't hesitate to say yes," said Escobedo, who had to cancel his scheduled April 30 non-televised bout against former World Champion Kevin Kelley in order to fight Hernandez. "This is an amazing opportunity for me and while I have a lot of respect for Carlos, I know that beating him will be a huge step in my career." [Read more]

Euro-Beat Update

By Per Ake Persson
Courtesy of Boxing Press

Former WBO heavy champ Chris Byrd, who fought both Klitschko-brothers looks to continue his career at cruiser and face German Ralf Riemer in the chief support to Klitschko vs Gomez March 21 in Stuttgart. Riemer, 8-6-2, is not exactly the toughest opponent around even at national level.

Another former Wladimir Klitschko opponent, Tony Thompson, is in against Adnan Serin -- a brave German heavy who always gives his best. K 2 East brings in big Belorus Alexander Ustinov, who square off against American Danny Batchelder. Kronk´s new heavy Nathan James is also on the bill. The show is supervised by the BDB.

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TKO Boxing Promotions Signs Cortez and Mickey Bey, Jr.!
Cameron Dunkin-managed brothers added to stellar roster

Press Release

LAS VEGAS, NV (March 16, 2009) Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions have signed former amateur standouts Cortez and Mickey Bey Jr., it was announced today by their President, Chet Koerner.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these two world class prospects onto our team. Both of them have terrific skills and we have huge expectations for them” said Koerner. “With our growing roster of outstanding prospects and future world champions, they both fit in perfectly for us.”

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Boxing Power Shifting Overseas

By Tom Donelson

This past Saturday, Lucian Bute won his version of the Super Middleweight championship when he whacked Zulgencio Zuniga in four rounds and in the process brought attention to American boxing fans that indeed, there are some excellent fighters outside the states. In the case of theSuper Middleweights, the championship belts are held by Lucian Bute, Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler; not one American even thought Jermain Taylor is hoping to change that when he faces the undefeated Froch. For the past year, I have made the point that boxing power is shifting overseas and the Super Middleweights is one example. Kessler may be the best of the Super Middleweight with his only lost being to a Hall of Fame fighter, Joe Calzaghe. Kessler is an excellent boxer-puncher and Bute showed against Zuniga, he is an also excellent boxing puncher as he ended the fight with a perfectly laid punch into Zuniga gut.

In reviewing Ring Magazine top rankings from the upper weight division from Middleweight to the Heavyweight divisions; the top fighters reside outside of the United States. The Heavyweight top ten is devoid of American fighters and the Cruiserweights have only two Americans among its top ten. In those divisions above the light heavyweight, the best fighters live outside the United States. This also means that many of these fights are held outside the United States. This has hurt the popularity of the Heavyweight division stateside and kept the Cruiserweight division as one of boxing best kept secret.

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Tom Donelson: An Essay on Ring Magazine

Ring is the King Ring Magazine rankings are the most authoritative ranking in the sport today. Forget the sanctioning bodies, they don’t count when it comes to ranking. Only Ring magazine counts since they have nothing to gain and no political ax to grind. There is one thing that irks me and that is when Ring Magazine leaves titles vacant, especially in selected divisions where the choice is or should be obvious.

In the Heavyweight division, the best fighter is Wladimir Klitschko. Sometimes the eye test gives one all the evidence and clue needed to make a decision and in the Heavyweight division, does anyone see any of the other champions beating Klitschko, except his brother, Vitali? (The brothers have already stated that they will not fight each other; so Wladimir present biggest threat is his brother Vitali and vice versa.)

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See Rita 'La Guera' Figueroa Training Video Online Now!

Photo by Juan C. Ayllon

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Rita "La Guera" Figueroa with "Macho" Miguel Hernandez, who along with her, will be fighting at the upcoming boxing show at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago on March 27th

CHICAGO -- At 10-0 with 3 knockouts and one no-contest, female boxer Rita Figueroa lights up the crowd everytime she fights with her non-stop aggressive style.

Now you can see footage of her in training for her upcoming bout on March 27th at the UIC Pavillion.

Click on the link below to see her training video:

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Lamon Brewster Defeats Michael Sprott by Decision

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KIEL, GERMANY, March 14, 2009 -- Former heavyweight champion "Relentless" Lamon Brewster cruised his way to an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Michael Sprott at Ostseehalle in Kiel, Germany. Judges Ingo Barrabas and Norbert Duernberger scored the fight 78-73, while Wilhelm Vogl saw the fight 79-73.

Brewster, now 35-4 (30 knockouts), boxed effectively throughout, backing up Sprott with his sheer aggressive nature and powerful left jab. At the end of the third round Brewster landed the most significant punch of the fight, a hard left hook following a grazing right hand that resulted in the only knockdown of the match. Sprott was hurt by the punch but the bell saved him from further damage.

The ex-British champion, 31-13 (16 knockouts), showed determination and grit as he survived Brewster's explosive attacks. Still it was not enough as Brewster's superior will and strength deterred Sprott from attempting anything too ambitious.

Brewster, the NABA heavyweight champion and current #11 ranked contender by the WBA, intends to springboard back into the world title picture with the win. He hopes to lure IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko into a rubber match in the near future. In their first match, Brewster overcame 13 months of inactivity to knock the Ukrainian out in five rounds in 2004. Brewster lost the rematch following 15 months of inactivity due to an eye injury.

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Cestus Fighters Gomez, Luna Jr and DuBois to Fight on ESPN FNF Under Card March 20 in Laredo Texas!

Press Release
By Cestus Press

On March 20, 2009 , the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, Texas , will be packed with boxing fans as ESPN's “Friday Night Fights” boxing series invades the beautiful gateway city for a night of unforgettable fights. The event is promoted by Banner Promotions and features Mexican warrior Fernando Beltran Jr., Russian banger Ruslan Provodnikov, tough Ji Hoon Kim and undefeated, former 2008 United States Olympian, Demetrius Andrade. What further makes the card a must-see for fans from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico , is the addition of three of Cestus Managements fighters Rodolfo “ BABY COBRA” Gomez, Robert “NIGHTHAWK” Luna Jr., and James “QUICK DRAW” DuBois.

Gomez and Luna have already wowed boxing aficionados and showcased their immense talent to Laredo fans by producing electrifying performances before the local contingent which caused an immediate buzz. James DuBois is a known Texas boxing star with an all action style that is always entertaining to fight fans. With all three as part of the non-televised portion of the under card, the live audience in attendance is sure to experience a great night of explosive fights.

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Thursday Night Fights return to Houston March 26th at the Grand Plaza!

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Promoter Cameron Park's Rock Solid Boxing springs into action March 26th at the Houston Grand Plaza Hotel with a star studded, action-packed fight card that is guaranteed to whet the Houston sports fans appetite for action and professional boxing at its highest level.

In the Main Event, undefeated Light Heavyweight prospect and former amateur standout Alfonso "El Tigre" Lopez from Cut 'N Shoot (11-0, 9 KO's) goes for the Texas Super Middleweight Championship against "Tough" Billy Thompson (8-9, 3 KO's) from Garland.

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