Weights: Bute 170, Di Luisa 169.6
MONTRÉAL (August 14, 2015) – The official weigh in was held today for tomorrow night’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN card at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Televised coverage is headlined by a 10-round showdown between Lucian “Le Tombeur” Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) and Andrea Di Luisa (17-2). Also featured on NBCSN is light heavyweight contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (17-0) versus Isidro Ranoni “El Guerrero” Prieto (24-0-3) in a 12-round bout.
Main Event – Light Heavyweight Bout – 10 Rounds
LUCIAN BUTE (31-2, 24 KOs), Laval, Quebec, Canada 170 lbs.
ANDREA DI LUISA (17-2, 13 KOs), Viterbo, Lazio, Italy 169.6 lbs.
Co-Feature – Light Heavyweight Championship Bout – 12 Rounds
ELEIDER ALVAREZ (17-0, 10 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 174.2 lbs.
ISIDRO RANONI PRIETO (24-0-3, 20 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina 174.4 lbs.
Light Heavyweight Bout – 6 Rounds
ERIK BAZINYAN (8-0, 5 KOs), Montreal, Canada 169.2 lbs.
LEEANTHONY SPITZKA (6-1, 6 KOs), Nuremburg, Germany 174.4 lbs.
Welterweight Bout – 8 Rounds
JUNIOR ULYSSE (8-0, 5 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 143.6 lbs.
RYAN WAGNER (5-2, 2 KOs), Calgary, Alberta, Canada 145.2 lbs.
Heavyweight Bout – 8 Rounds
BOGDAN MARIUS DINU (12-0, 8 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 244.4 lbs.
ED CHARLES PERRY (20-5-2, 11 KOs), Lafayette, Indiana, USA 246.2 lbs.
Featherweight Bout – 4 Rounds
VISLAN DALKHAEV (2-0, 0 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 121.2 lbs.
SAUL TEJADA (6-5-2, 1 KO), Leon, Spain 121.2 lbs.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel in association with InterBox,
are available to purchase at the Bell Centre box office, on www.evenko.ca, at GYM (514) 383-0666, and InterBox (450) 645-1077 or at Champion boxing club (514) 376-0980. Ticket prices range from $25 to $250 on the floor.
Keith Thurman Awarded Boxer of the Month
WBA World welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs), from Clearwater, Florida, was awarded Boxer of the Month for July by the World Boxing Association Rankings Committee.
On July 11, 26-year-old Thurman successfully defended the title he won by defeating Robert Guerrero four months earlier when he stopped Luis Collazo at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.
The dignified Floridian won the interim WBA World welterweight title in July 2103 when he KO’d Diego Gabriel Chavez in San Antonio, Texas. He defended that title three times before the fight with Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Runner-up for Boxer of the Month is WBA Super World Light Heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0, 25 KOs), the knockout artist from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, by way of Kopeysk, Russia.
In his last fight, on July 25, “Krusher” crushed Nadjib Mohammedi in the third round of a scheduled 12 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
It was Kovalev’s second successful defense of the title he won from Bernard Hopkins in November 2014.
The complete WBA Rankings for the month of July can be seen here: http://www.wbanews.com/wp-content/uploads/rankings/2015-july.pdf
“THE WAR, ROCKY MARTINEZ VS ORLANDO SALIDO I”, TOMORROW ON BEIN SPORTS EN ESPAÑOL
Less than a month before their anticipated rematch, boxing fans will have the opportunity to enjoy “The War”, Roman “Rocky” Martinez vs. Orlando “Siri” Salido I, tomorrow on beIN Sports en Español, at 11:00 pm.
Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KOs) and Salido (42-13-2, 29 KOs), who will clash in a rematch on September 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, battled an exciting bout last April 11 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan where the Puerto Rican got the win by unanimous decision to gain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight over the Mexican to become WBO monarch for the third time.
On Saturday, September 12th, Martinez will defend for the first time his belt against Salido in an expected duel, which can be on Showtime Pay Per View as co-feature of the program headlined by welterweight World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Council (WBC) champion, Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) defending his belt against former world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs).