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Sergey Derevyanchenko vs. Laatekwei Hammond tonight on Stevens-N’Dam card

New York, NY / Santa Monica, CA (10/1/14) – When Lou DiBella signed Sergey Derevyanchenko with Fight Promotions Inc., the outspoken promoter confidently stated, “Sergey is one of the most decorated amateurs in the world and absolutely one of the best middleweight prospects in all of boxing. We feel that in one year’s time, he will be ready to fight on the highest levels in boxing.”

Derevyanchenko, who was 23-1 in the World Series of Boxing, made his official pro debut this summer and looked every bit as advertised, destroying Cromwell Gordon, making Gordon quit after the second stanza of their scheduled six rounder. A former 2008 Olympian for his native Ukraine, Derevyanchenko compiled an outstanding 390-20 record as an amateur, winning a number of National titles as well as the 2007 bronze medal at the World Championships.

Derevyanchenko’s rise up the rankings is expected to be meteoric, and the next stop along his path to stardom will take place tonight in California. Derevyanchenko is set to take on battle-tested Laatekwei Hammond (21-7, 14KO’s) in a six-round middleweight special attraction on Michael King’s King Sports-promoted world card at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Headlining the card is the IBF middleweight title elimination bout between Curtis Stevens and former world champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, televised by ESPN.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to fight on a card like this and to showcase my skills to everyone that will be in attendance. I have trained for over two months for this fight and am ready to give the fans a very exciting fight. I plan on quickly moving up the ranks of the middleweight division and challenging for a world title in the not so distant future. I am confident that my promoters DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. will provide me with that opportunity, and my trainers Andre Rozier and Gary Stark will have me ready when the time comes,” said Derevyanchenko.

“Sergey Derevyanchenko is a future superstar,” said Lou DiBella. “He will prove it tonight in fighting the tough and experienced 21-7 Laatekwei Hammond in only his second professional fight. In a very short time, all boxing fans will know who Sergey Derevyanchenko is.”

WBC stats: Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Jorge Arce



October 4, 2014

Boxing Results: The sensational semis stun York Hall

Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico – Cancha De Usos Multiples Praderas De Villa

This will be the 1,869th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history.


Oscar Duarte faces Andres Garcia on March 7



WBC Featherweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 33 (Sept. 15, 1981)

Residence: Mexico City, D. F., Mexico

Birthplace: Mexico City, D. F., Mexico

Record: 56-8, 47 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 315

World championship fights: 9-4, 7 KOs

Manager: Oswaldo Kuchle

Trainer: Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain

JORGE “Travieso” ARCE (Mexico)

Ranked WBC No. 10 at featherweight

Age (date of birth): 35 (July 27, 1979)

Birthplace: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Residence: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Record: 64-7-2, 49 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 426

Title fights: 25 (20-5)

Promoter: Zanfer Promotions


1. Davey Moore (US) + 1963

2. Ultiminio Ramos (Mex) 1963 – 1964

3. Vicente Saldivar (Mex) + 1964 – 1967

4. Howard Winstone (Wales) + 1968

5. Jose Legra (Cuba) 1968 – 1969

6. Johnny Famechon (Fran) 1969 – 1970

7. Vicente Saldivar (Mex) * + 1970

8. Kuniaki Shibata (Japan) 1970 – 1972

9. Clemente Sanchez (Mex) + 1972

10. Jose Legra (Cuba) * 1972 – 1973

11. Eder Jofre (Bra) 1973

12. Bobby Chacon (US) 1974 – 1975

13. Ruben Olivares (Mex) 1975

14. David Kotey (Ghana) 1975 – 1976

15. Danny Lopez (US) 1976 – 1980

16. Salvador Sanchez (Mex) + 1980 – 1982

17. Juan Laporte (P. Rico) 1982 – 1984

18. Wilfredo Gomez (P. Rico) 1984

19. Azumah Nelson (Ghana) 1984 – 1987

20. Jeff Fenech (Aust) 1988 – 1990

21. Marcos Villasana (Mex) 1990 – 1991

22. Paul Hodkinson (GB) 1991 – 1993

23. Goyo Vargas (Mex) 1993

24. Kevin Kelley (US) 1993 – 1995

25. Alejandro Gonzalez (Mex) 1995

26. Manuel Medina (Mex) 1995

27. Luisito Espinosa (Phil) 1995 – 1999

28. Cesar Soto (Mex) 1999

29. Naseem Hamed (GB) 1999

30. Guty Espadas (Mex) 2000 – 2001

31. Erik Morales (Mex) 2001 – 2002

32. Marco Antonio Barrera (Mex) 2002

33. Erik Morales (Mex) * 2002 – 2003

34. Injin Chi (Korea) 2004 – 2006

35. Takashi Koshimoto (Japan) 2006

36. Humberto Soto (Mex) Interim 2005 – 2006

37. Rodolfo Lopez (Mex) 2006

38. Injin Chi (Korea) * 2006

39. Jorge Linares (Ven) 2007

40. Oscar Larios (Mex) 2008 – 2009

41. Tahakahiro Aoh (Jap) 2009

42. Elio Rojas (Dom. R.) 2010

43. Hozumi Hasegawa (Jap) 2010 – 2011

44. Jhonny Gonzalez (Mex) 2011 – 2012

45. Daniel Ponce de Leon 2012 – 2013

46. Abner Mares 2013

47. Jhonny Gonzalez* 2013 –

* Regained


42 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only five have regained the title: Vicente Saldivar (Mexico), Jose Legra (Cuba-Spain), Erik Morales (Mexico), Injin Chi (Korea), Jhonny Gonzalez (Mexico).

127 WBC featherweight world title fights have been held in WBC history.

22 WBC featherweight world title fights have been held in Mexico in WBC history.


Nov. 13, 1976 Carlos Zarate KO4 Waruinge Nakayama, Culiacan – Bantam

Sept. 14, 1990 Raul Perez D12 Jose Valdez, Culiacan – Bantam

Mar. 22, 2002 Jose Luis Cruz D12 Carlos Baldomir (Elim.), Mazatlan – Welter

Dec. 18, 2004 Jorge Arce TKO3 Juan Centeno, Culiacan – Light Fly

Feb. 17, 2006 Humberto Soto TKO9 Oscar Leon (Interim), Los Mochis – Feather

May 15, 2010 Humberto Soto W12 Ricardo Dominguez, Los Mochis – Light

Sept. 18, 2010 Humberto Soto W12 Fidel Monterrosa, Culiacan – Light

Mar. 17, 2012 Antonio DeMarco KO5 Micky Roman, Los Mochis – Light

Mar. 30, 2013 Pedro Guevara W12 Raul Garcia (Silver), Guasave – Light Fly

Sept. 20, 2013 Carlos Cuadras TD4 Jose Salgado, Guamuchil – Super Fly

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Chris “Marvelous” Martin Weighs in at 125.8; Fights Miguel Marriaga Tonight ESPN2 6 p.m. PT

ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2014) – Veteran tactician Christopher “Marvelous” Martin (28-3-3, 9 KOs) of San Diego returns to the ring tonight against the highly touted Miguel Marriaga (18-0, 16 KOs) of Colombia in an 8-round featherweight bout from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif., televised on ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT).

Martin weighed in at 125.8, while Marriaga tipped the scales at 125.6.

Weigh in video courtesy of

Martin-Marriaga is on the undercard of what is expected to be an action-packed main event battle between Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) of Brownsville, N.Y. and
Hassan N’Dam (30-1, 18 KOs) of France in an IBF middleweight eliminator. The winner faces world champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) of Australia in early 2015.

The event is promoted by King Sports. The Marriaga vs. Martin fight is promoted in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions.

Woodhouse Signs With Hobson

Former British light-welterweight champion Curtis Woodhouse has turned his back on retirement and signed a three year managerial deal with promoter Dennis Hobson.

Woodhouse, who gave up a lucrative career in top-flight football to become a paid fighter, lost his crown in June after an enthralling tussle with Scotland’s Willie Limond, and decided to call it a day shortly after.

However, the 34-year-old has since had a change of heart and believes his partnership with Hobson – who has guided the likes of Clinton Woods and Stuart Hall to world honours – will bring more title glory.

“When you look at Dennis’ track record, it’s not been a flash in the pan. He’s been delivering for his fighters for the last 10-15 years, and that’s what appealed to me more than anything.

“You speak to a lot of promoters and they promise you the world but deliver little. Dennis has said ‘you do your bit in the ring, and I’ll do my bit outside’. We spoke about the fighters he’s taken to world title fights, and he thinks I can do the same.

“Look, I never put a pair of gloves on until I was 27, and I’ve been learning as I go. I managed to win the British title doing that, and I’m still developing as a fighter. I felt pressure to retire because people around me wanted me to, but speaking to Dennis has given me a new lease of life.

“I’m just really excited. It’s a new chapter for me, and Dennis has got great connections worldwide. It’s going to be an exciting journey and one I can’t wait to get stuck into.”

“I’m delighted with the signing of Curtis,” explained Hobson. “He’s the kind of fighter fans love to watch, and I know there’s more to come from him.

“I’ve not got a bad record of taking fighters to the top and I believe I can do the same for Curtis. He’s got a great story already but the journey’s not over – let’s just see where it ends up.”

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