Big fight this Saturday in Cleveland. Brewster against the Belorussian whitewolf who in his last fight beat prospect and Audleys next opponent Dominic Guinn. An impressive win for Lamon would definitely confirm him as the worlds current no 1 heavyweight fighter. Who'd have thought a few years ago.
WBO junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and unbeaten challenger Paul Malignaggi officially announced their June 10 pay-per-view showdown today at a press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
By David Greene
A packed crowd at Gallagher's Steak House in Manhattan turned out for the announcement of "Undefeated... But Not For Long," a Main Events promoted HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader on June 24. Headlining the card at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas will be heavyweight Calvin Brock of Charlotte, NC, (28-0, 22 KO's) who will be facing Timur Ibragimov of Uzbekistan, (22-0, 18 KO's.) The second bout of the Boxing After Dark telecast will be a WBA welterweight title eliminator between Colombian Joel Julio (27-0, 24 KO's) against Carlos Quintana of Puerto Rico (22-0, 18 KO's.) Brock said of Ibragimov, "I'd like to thank team Ibragimov for coming to this boxing match, they put up a real good, tough opponent. He's the first professional boxer that I'm going against that has a good amateur background." A man of few words, Ibragimov promised simply, "It will be a very hard and tough fight. I will do everything for this to work out."
Timur, no relative of, against Brock. Good fight for both. Happy to see 2 prospects square off against each other. Hope Samuel Peter gets a good fight after next in the summer cos his last 2 fights will have been against mediocre journeymen. Time for him to make the step-up.
Beyer set to face Bika!
By Frank Bleydorn
WBC super middleweight champion Markus Beyer is set to defend his title against Australian Sakio Bika on May 13. Last year in March, the German again faced a challenger from "Down Under" in Danny Green. The 26-year-old Bika will bring a record of 20-1-1 with 13 KOs into the Stadhalle in Zwickau, Germany. He is three inches taller than the champion. "Bika is a very strong punching opponent. This will not be a challenge to take lightly," said Beyer about his Cameroon-born foe. "The fact that he is taller than me I don't consider to be a disadvantage. This has already been the case with many opponents."
fighters of note fighting this weekend
K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: Thursday, 30th March, 2006
Bantamweight Johnny Bredahl v Alexander Fedorov 12
~ Referee: Renato Caddeo | Judge: Manuel Maritxalar | Judge: Arthur Ellensohn | Judge: Andre Van Grootenbruel ~
~ Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight Title ~
Vacant WBA Inter-Continental Bantamweight Title
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Date: Friday, 31st March, 2006
Light Heavyweight Montell Griffin v Norman Jones 12
~ Vacant USBA Light Heavyweight Title ~
Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date: Saturday, 01st April, 2006
Commission: Ohio Athletic Commission
Promoter: Don King
Tickets: (216) 687-9292
Heavyweight Lamon Brewster v Serguei Lyakhovich 12
~ WBO Heavyweight Title ~
Heavyweight Kevin McBride v ? 10
Featherweight Tim Austin v ? 10
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