Haye-Klitschko presser(by wbanews.com - May 9, 2011 - 12:29:53 PM)
IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye faced off at the kickoff press conference for their July 2 clash at Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
“I looked into his eyes and saw him beaten and broken. He’s never fought anyone with my attributes, it’s new territory for me and for him,” said Haye (25-1, 23 KOs). “He’ll do what he always does. I’ve fought these robots before – I’ve never lost, at amateur or professional level, to an eastern European fighter and that’s not going to change now…..He’s a fraud and I’m good at exposing frauds.”
Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) stated, “David Haye is going to be my 50th knockout. 49 fighters have been knocked out in the last 15 years and David Haye has completely disrespected them. I will show him that he is just going to be another like the 49 before, he will be number 50 on July 2nd.”
Kameda retains WBA 118lb belt(by Joe Koizumi - May 9, 2011 - 8:59:10 AM)
Newly crowned WBA bantamweight champ Koki Kameda (25-1, 16 KOs), 118, kept his belt as he took the initiative from the outset, decked a lanky Nicaraguan, #14 Daniel Diaz (18-3, 13 KOs), 117.25, in the eighth and finally halted him at the end of the eleventh round on Friday in Osaka, Japan.
Taller by three inches and longer also by three inches at reach, the lanky Diaz wasn’t such a nuisance for Kameda who had acquired the vacant WBA 118-pound belt by defeating Alexander Munoz on points last December. The Nicaraguan was simply slower than Kameda who easily came close to him at will, landing southpaw combinations whenever he liked. Diaz occasionally responded to the champ’s attack with sickle-like uppercuts that occasionally caught Kameda with insufficient power to hurt him.
The 24-year-old champ cautiously started in the opening session, but quickly realized he was faster than the skinny challenger who hadn’t fought since his last bout in April of the previous year. Kameda steadily piled up points with ease with his more accurate combinations. The fourth saw Daiz sustain a gash over the left eyebrow caused by an accidental butt, though the champ claimed that it was opened by his legal punches.
Diaz, 27, turned loose in round seven, when he became aggressive and kept punching the much shorter champ with right uppercuts to the face, but Kameda showed some retaliation in the closing seconds of the round. Kameda, in the eighth, floored him with a left shot. Being in command in the ninth and tenth, Kameda went for a kill with a flurry of punches in the eleventh, but Diaz gamely withstood the champ’s desperate rallies to last the critical moments.
After the eleventh Diaz corner showed his surrender on the stool, and referee Mark Nelson (US) raised the hand of the defending champ.
The official tallies before the stoppage were as follows: Levi Martinez (US) 108-100, Tom Miller (US) and Dave Parris (UK) both 107-101, all in favor of Kameda, who had acquired the second world throne in the 118-pound category following his reign in the 112-pound division (without competing in the 115-pound class).
Kameda said, “I was born here in Osaka, from which I’d like to deliver my encouragement to people that suffered a tragic disaster.”
Thepparith dethrones Francisco(by Damrong Simakajornboon, Photo Carlos Costa - May 2, 2011 - 10:10:06 AM)
WBA #4 Thepparith Singwancha (16-2, 10 KOs) exceeded the expectations of the crowd and others when he won a close but clear decision over formerly undefeated Drian Francisco (20-1-1, 16 KOs) to capture the WBA interim 115 lb title on Labor Day at Benjamatheputit School in Petchburi, Thailand.
This was an impressive victory for the 22-year-old Thai fighter who jumped from flyweight division. In the first two rounds, it seemed not so difficult for Francisco to retain his title as he effectively launched counterpunches to frustrate the Thailander’s aggression. The tide was turned in round three as Thepparith speeded up his assault and weakened the champion with his vicious body attack and then successfully dropped dropped Francisco with a well-time left hook to the head. Francisco back on track in round four, using his uppercuts to deny Thepparith’s offense. Thepparith took control again in round five and six, blocking the Filipino’s uppercuts and tirelessly landing good combinations on his foe, especially efficient bodyshots. Also, a right hook at the last minute of round six dropped the Filipino again but referee Ramos ruled it a slip. From round seven, the Thai fighter looked more confident, excitingly exchanging punches with the Filipino in a close affair over second half. It seemed that Thai fighter clearly dominated in round eight, ten and eleven while the now former champion did better in round seven and twelve. Certainly, it was not enough to retain his prestigious belt.
Scored: Francisco Martinez (New Zealand) 114-113, Raul Caiz Jr (USA) 114-113, Takeshi Shimakawa (Japan) 117-111. The referee was Rafael Ramos from Texas and WBA supervisor was Alan Kim from Korea.
Moreno-Parra presser(by Marcelino Castillo - Apr 29, 2011 - 12:39:39 PM)
A press conference was held in Panama to officially announce the next defense of Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno. After several bumps in the road, Moreno will finally make his eighth defense against Venezuelan Lorenzo Parra, on Friday June 17 at the Arena Roberto Duran of Panama City. With the presence of promoters Rogelio Espino and Gary Shaw, the conference provided the initial details of this explosive evening. The co-feature was announced and it shocked the presser, as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will defend the title against Kassim “The Dream” Ouma.
Also on the card will be the #3 ranked WBA welterweight Alberto "Machine Gun" Mosquera in a fight against world ranked #10 WBA welterweight Jhoan Perez.
“Aguacerito” Acosta y “La Monita” Rivas recibieron premios de boxeadores del año(by Hilmar Rojas Erazo - Apr 28, 2011 - 12:58:44 PM)
El ex campeón mundial Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta y la joven promesa Mayerlin “La Monita” Rivas recibieron sus galardones como los mejores boxeadores del año 2010.
"Espero que la próxima entrega, el premio del 2011 también sea para mí, porque tras mi lamentable derrota ya estoy recuperado física, mental y psicológicamente listo para volver a ser campeón mundial", destacó Acosta.
El galardón fue concedido por la página web www.boxeovenezolano.com.ve que tuvo la iniciativa que fue respaldada por los periodistas y especialistas de la disciplina.
El evento se realizó en un agradable clima de hermandad, en el auditorio del Comité Olímpico Venezolano, y contó con la presencia de Artemio Leonet y José Fernández Freites, como representantes de la directiva del COV, de Leonardo Duque Rivero, editor de la página boxeovenezolano.com.ve y con la compañía del ex campeón mundial Antonio Cermeño, de peleadores como Gusmyr Perdomo, Irwer Henríquez, Carolina Álvarez, Olga Julio, entrenadores y demás figuras del boxeo.
El novato del año fue para Franklin Manzanilla, con menciones especiales para sus compañeros Alfonso Blanco y Luis Valero.
Mientras que el regreso del año fue concedido a Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra, quien tomó la palabra para anunciar que está dedicado al entrenamiento desde el pasado mes de diciembre.
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