Pacquiao-De La Hoya, Ortiz-Resto, Teron-Valtierra, More
Boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and five-division world champion MANNY PACQUIAO will give away free Norbest Tom Turkeys to the first 500 families who show up This Sunday!
November 23, beginning at Noon, outside the Community Center at the City of Los Angeles Lake Street Park in Historic Filipino Town (227 North Lake Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 90057.) The turkeys, a Thanksgiving gift from Manny, is his way of thanking his loyal fans who have been so supportive of him as he trains for the biggest fight of his life, against 10-time world champion “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya.
“I have a lot to be thankful for and I can’t think of a better way to express my appreciation to my American-based fans, who have embraced me, than by sharing my good fortune with them,” said Pacquiao.
HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning all-access franchise “24/7” returns with Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao in starring roles. The four-episode series “De La Hoya/Pacquiao 24/7” continues with a new episode This Sunday! November 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
“The Dream Match,” the 12-round welterweight collision between two of boxing’s biggest attractions, De La Hoya and Pacquiao, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 6 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, the bout will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., presented by Tequila Cazadores and sponsored by Ceverza Tecate, DeWalt Tools, Full Throttle Energy Drink, and Southwest Airlines, the fight sold out in hours, making it the second largest grossing gate in boxing history.
The De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao pay-per-view telecast will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com.
Hayemaker Boxing rolls into Rotherham on Sunday, November 30 as The Consort Hotel plays host to a three-bout bill presented by Dave Coldwell.
The intimate HAYEMAKER 3 show will feature fast-rising welterweight Curtis Woodhouse, hard-hitting middleweight Patrick Maxwell and cruiserweight John Anthony. All appear in non-title bouts and all promise to deliver explosive action.
Former pro footballer Woodhouse, unbeaten in his eight-bout boxing career, looks to keep ticking over before a standout 2009.
“Whoever’s holding the British title in two years better watch out because I’m coming for them,” states the 28-year-old Woodhouse, 8-0 (4 KO) as a pro.
“I’ve sacrificed a lot to get where I am now and I won’t stop until I get what I want. I gave up a well-paid job as a footballer to do this thing and it’s out of love and a desire to succeed. I’m not going to cut corners; I’m not going to give up. This is it for me. Failure isn’t an option. I can’t wait to step things up next year.”
Similarly determined is 29-year-old Maxwell, a pro for over 10-years. Undoubtedly talented, the Sheffield-based Maxwell is now looking to finally fulfil his potential following a stop-start career.
”I know I have the ability to beat a lot of the top fighters in Britain and Europe,” says Maxwell, 14-2 (11 KO). “There comes a point when you have to stop thinking those things and saying those things and just knuckle down and prove it. That’s where I see myself right now. It’s time to go out there and prove just how good I am.”
Hayemaker’s Head of Boxing Dave Coldwell is excited by the November 30 menu and guarantees a special kind of atmosphere on the night.
“Curtis has already sold around 150 tickets and the venue only holds 340 people,” says Coldwell. “There are only a handful of tickets left and I’m sure it’s going to be an electric atmosphere on November 30. Curtis, Patrick and John always bring it and are very rarely involved in bad fights. This is a value for money, three-fight show that does exactly as it says on the tin.”
*** Tickets for HAYEMAKER 3 in Rotherham are priced at £26 and can still be purchased by calling 07799 456 400.
*** Visit the official Hayemaker website at www.hayemaker.com for more information on HAYEMAKER 3 and other forthcoming events.
Team Sauerland offer Sturm 2.5 million euros to fight King Arthur
Undefeated IBF middleweight champion King Arthur Abraham is hopeful that Felix Sturm will finally get in the ring with him after Team Sauerland earlier this week submitted a written offer of 2.5 million euros. Abraham would not be distracted by Sturm´s latest remarks in which he called the offer a PR gag. “The offer is on the table,” King Arthur said. “It was officially submitted in writing by our managing director. This is as serious as it gets.”
Two weeks ago, King Arthur stopped mandatory challenger Raul Marquez in the seventh round to retain his IBF belt. Before starting a well-deserved vacation, he will make a couple of media appearances, including visits to a TV charity show, the Chess Olympiad and the Laureus World Sports Awards. “I am already looking forward to relaxing a little,” King Arthur said. “I will return to practice in December to prepare for my next fight which will hopefully be the unification against Sturm – if he dares to get in the same ring with me.”
VICTOR ORTIZ vs. JEFFREY RESTO and JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ vs. SERGIO MEDINA On Dec 6th
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 21, 2008) – Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank announced the addition of two 12-round title fights to the December 6 pay-per-view undercard of “The Dream Match,” headlined by the 12-round welterweight collision between two of boxing’s biggest attractions OSCAR DE LA HOYA and MANNY PACQUIAO.
NABO junior welterweight champion and Top-Five contender “Vicious” VICTOR ORTIZ defends his title against JEFFREY RESTO and WBO junior featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL “Juanma” LOPEZ defends his crown against Top-10 contender and Argentinian National super bantamweight champion SERGIO “Rocky” MEDINA. Combined, these four warriors have a sterling record of 100-4-1 (69 KOs) – a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 69%.
Ortiz (22-1-1, 17 KOs), from Oxnard, Calif., a former amateur standout, is currently riding a two-year, 16-bout unbeaten streak, including 12 knockout victories. He captured the vacant NABO title in his last fight, a fifth-round stoppage of Roberto Arrieta in September. Recent knockout victories of former world champion Carlos Maussa and contender Emmanuel Clottey have raised his world rating to a career-high, No, 5 in both the WBO and the WBA. Resto (22-2, 13 KOs) is enjoying a four-year winning streak. This year, the Bronx native of both Mexican and Puerto Rican descent scored decision wins over Humberto Tapia and Hector Altorre, who had a combined record of 27-8-1 when he fought them. Resto is currently rated No. 7 by the NABO.
Lopez (23-0, 21 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, will be making his second world title defense on December 6. The 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian has not had an opponent go the distance with him in over two years. He captured the world title in June, knocking out defending champion Daniel Ponce De Leon in the first round. He retained the title in his first defense in October against Cesar Figueroa, again by first-round knockout. Medina (33-1, 18 KOs), from Salta, Argentina, enters the fight riding a five-bout winning streak, while collecting the WBO-Inter-Continental, the Argentina National and the WBA Latin American junior featherweight titles en route to a top-10 world rating.
Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., presented by Tequila Cazadores and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools, Full Throttle Energy Drink and Southwest Airlines. De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao, a 12-round welterweight battle, will take place Saturday, Dec. 6 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
MGM Grand will host closed circuit viewing in conjunction with the upcoming “Dream Match” between the ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya and Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao. Tickets for the closed circuit telecast are priced at $100 (preferred viewing) and $60, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are now on sale at the MGM Grand ticket office outlets at the Concierge desk and the KÀ Theatre box office. Tickets also will be available by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-474-4000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Additional MGM MIRAGE properties will host closed circuit viewing and tickets will go on sale at a later date
HBO’s all-access reality series “De La Hoya/Pacquiao 24/7” returns with an all new episode on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
An additional pay-per-view bout and a complete undercard will be announced shortly.
“The Truth” Teron added to Dec. 4 “Holiday Hits” in NYC
NEW YORK (November 20, 2008) – World-rated lightweight Jorge “The Truth” Teron has been added to the third annual “Holiday Hits” pro boxing show, promoted by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, December 4 at the famed Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, New York.
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nagy “Dominican Dynamite” Aguilera (10-0, 6 KOs), fighting out of Newburgh (NY), headlines for the first time in the 8-round main event against 35-fight veteran Earl “Chocolate Drop” Ladson.
Teron (22-0-1, 15 KOs), the reigning NABO title-holder, was supposed to fight November 21st on the cancelled “The Grande Event” card against Aldo “El Pato” Valtierra (24-10, 13 KOs). They will now fight in a 10-round Special Lightweight Attraction on “Holiday Hits.”
“Cedric Kushner felt bad that his show was cancelled and he worked hard to get as many fighters back in action as soon as possible,” Duffy said. “Thanks to the New York State Athletic Commission that allowed us to extend our show, we were able to add two made fights and two others fighters who were supposed to fight on Ced’s show. It wasn’t fair to these kids who worked so hard for weeks, especially with the holidays coming up, and we’re happy to say some of them will still be getting a payday. It’s going to be a long night but boxing fans are really going to enjoy it.”
Teron, fighting out of the Bronx, is trained by former Olympic gold medalist and world champion, Mark Breland. The Puerto Rican-American Teron is rated as high as No. 4 by the WBO, as well as No. 13 by the WBA and No. 19 by the WBC. Mexican warrior Valtierra is a former WBA Fedecentro and WBC FECARBOX Central American super featherweight title-holder.
“What happened was unfortunate but I’m happy Bob Duffy came through for us,” Teron said. “It just gave me two more weeks to prepare, no big deal, but now I’ll have to be careful how much I eat on Thanksgiving. I’m just happy to be fighting. Unlike most
Mexican fighters, Valtierra doesn’t really come forward. He’s more of a boxer. I may have to come forward more than I usually do, but we’ve been working on that and other things for this fight. He’s only been knocked out once in 34 pro fights. I’m ready for a long fight. I don’t look past any fight because every fight is the most important of my career. All I can do as a fighter is get ready to fight even though my next fight could be a real big one.”
IBF Continental Africa cruiserweight champion Jaffa “African Assassin” Ballogou (46-6-1, 40 KOs), fighting out of New York City by way of Togo, takes on former New York State cruiserweight title-holder Daniel Judah (22-3-3, 10 KOs) in the 12-round co-feature for the vacant IBF International light heavyweight title.
Ghana-native Ossie Duran (23-6-2, 9 KOs), now living in New Jersey, will be in action against Jerome “Boomer” Ellis (11-9-2, 10 KOs) in an 8-round bout. Popular middleweight George “Blaze” Walton (18-3, 12 KOs), of Harlem, faces Clarence “Sonny Bono” Taylor (13-18-3, 6 KOs) in a 6-rounder.
Dublin super featherweight Eddie “Pride of Tallaght” Hyland (10-1, 3 KOs) makes his New York City debut versus Gustavo Dailey (2-3) in another 6-round bout.
Also on the undercard in separate 4-round bouts is highly-touted Brooklyn light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (2-0, 2 KOs), three-time National Golden Gloves champion vs. Amador Acevedo (2-4, 2KOs), Queens cruiserweight (by way of Egypt) Amhed “Prince of Egypt” Samir (4-0, 0 KOs) meets the Bronx favorite Newton “The Butcher” Kidd (6-7-1, 4 KOs),Lou DiBella-promoted NYC heavyweight Tor Hamer (1-0, 1 KOs) vs. TBA, unbeaten Brooklyn light middleweight Martin Wright (7-0-2, 3 KOs) vs. TBA, Brooklyn welterweight Luis “El Mero Mero” Ruiz (3-0, 1 KO) vs. TBA, Queens light middleweight (by way of Cyprus) Lambrose “Lionheart” Karaolides (1-0, 1 KO) vs. TBA, Howard Beach light welterweight Anthony Accardi (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Rafael Luna (1-6), pro debuting Bronx super flyweight Emmanuel Gonzalez vs. Jean Ramos (0-2), Brooklyn light middleweight (by way of France) Roman Oliveri vs. Eluid Torres (0-0-1). All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $150.00 (Golden Ringside), $100.00 (Ringside) and $50.00 (General Admission), are on sale and available to purchase at the Roseland Ballroom, going to www.ringpromotions.com or calling 516.313.2304. Doors open at 6:00 PM, first bout at 6:30 PM.