News May 2010

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BTR: Merchant on Mayweather v Mosely aftermath

May 30, 2010 -

The Boxing Truth Radio returned to the internet boxing airwaves with long-time HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant to discuss the aftermath of the Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosley fight in addition to the myriad of issues taking place on the HBO boxing scene.

Fast-rising lightweight prospect Mercito Gesta would join the show giving some background on his road to contender status within the sweet science in addition to the benefits he's received from training at the Wildcard Gym.

The Boxing Truth Radio took numerous international calls from various fight fans across the globe with their takes on the sweet science. The UK and Phillippines were "in the building" as they say.

The Boxing Bookie takes a look at Cotto-Foreman placing a meager wager on the upcoming battle.

It was another night of solid boxing talk on The Boxing Truth Radio!


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Tua to face Monte Barrett

26.05.10

NEW YORK (May 26, 2010) – “Tua De Force” has shifted sites and will now continue July 17 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City as Samoan strongman David “Tuamanator” Tua, coming off a near shutout victory by unanimous 12-round decision this past March, faces former world title challenger Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett.

The Tua-Barrett fight had been tentatively scheduled for June 26 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gotham Boxing will co-promote the July 17th event in Atlantic City with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

“I was looking forward to Brazil because of the opportunity to expand David’s marketability in new areas, namely throughout Latin America,” Gotham Boxing President and Tua’s promoter Cedric Kushner explained. “However, the biggest and most important market, obviously, still is the United States and, therefore, fighting in New Jersey will give David’s career that extra bump. I want to thank Joe DeGuardia for working with me on this high-profile show in the middle of the summer.”

Tua (51-3-1, 43 KOs), rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Organization, remains arguably the most dangerous puncher in boxing today. It’s been eight years since “The Tuamanator” last fought in Atlantic City, where he is undefeated in 13 fights with 12 knockouts.


Tua, who successfully defended his WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight title belts against Friday Ahunanya (120-108, 119-109, 117-111), has defeated former world champions John Ruiz (KO1), Michael Moorer (KO1) and Oleg Maskaev (KO11) in Atlantic City, in addition to Hasim Rahman (KO10), during his explosive career


“I’m delighted to be fighting in the U.S. again,” Tua commented, “especially in Atlantic City where I’ve had so much success in the past.”

Barrett (34-9, 20 KOs), now fighting out of New Jersey, is also unbeaten in Atlantic City, sporting a perfect 7-0 (5 KOs) record there. “I was looking forward to Brazil,” Monte added, “but there’s nothing like fighting at home.”


New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, will present exclusive, live and free-to-air coverage of Tua’s July 17th fight.

Go to www.GothamBoxing.com for additional information about Tua, his July 17th fight or Gotham Boxing.

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Boxing Truth Radio: Abner Mares time has come

Boxing Truth Radio: Travis Trygart Clears the Air, Abner Mares Time has Come

The Boxing Truth Radio returned to the internet boxing airwaves with fast-rising contender, Abner Mares following his exciting battle with Yhonny Perez on the undercard of Vazquez-Marquez IV. The young southern california-based contender spoke about his performance this past Saturday night as well as what his future plans are for his career.

Travis Tygart, CEO of the USADA joined the show in order to clear all misconceptions and rumors regarding the drug-testing procedures utilized for the Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosley bout. Tygart would go into detail about the cut-off dates for the testing, the legality of utilizing a hand-numbing agent called Xyollocaine, as well as his thoughts on the necessity for testing in the sport of boxing.

The Boxing Truth Radio took numerous calls from various fight fans across the globe with their takes on the sweet science. We had our first call from OZ... (Australia).

It was another night of solid boxing talk on The Boxing Truth Radio!

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Ryan Rhodes another step towards title shot

22.05.10

Sheffield's light middleweight took another step towards a title shot last night with a stoppage victory over visiting Italian, Luca Messi. Rhodes outclassed the 35-year old from the outset, capturing the European title in the process.

Rhodes (44-4, 30ko) forced a stoppage by the referee after Messi took a barrage of shots in the 6th round. The Italian now drops to 36-8.

The European title will propel Rhodes into the rankings and with Ricky Hatton's finacial and promotional clout behind him, he should look to challenge sooner rather than later.

Rhodes recently announced he would like to fight Antonio Margarito, if the Mexican continued at 154lb following his return fight last week at the weight class.

"Me and Ricky (Hatton) have a few meetings with a few different promoters to see what path I'm going to take. If I can't immediately get a world title fight then I'd love to defend my European title against Lukas Konecny who is my mandatory."

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Vitali: Haye would not dare step in ring with me

20.05.10

Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 37 KOs), of Kiev (Ukraine) and Hamburg (Germany), participated yesterday in a media work out in his training camp in Austria. He discussed his upcoming WBC heavyweight title defense against former European Champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs), of Warsaw (Poland) and Brentwood (UK). The eagerly anticipated heavyweight championship will take place on Saturday, May 29, at VELTINS-Arena Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Tickets, starting at € 20, can be purchased online at www.eventim.de or by phone +49-1805-57 00 70.

The fight presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.

VITALI KLITSCHKO:

About Albert Sosnowski

“I expect Albert Sosnowski to be in the best shape of his life. I am sure that he will not run and hide like my last opponent Kevin Johnson. He said that he will give his all to get my belt, but I am well prepared and will not underestimate him.”

“Albert Sosnwoski is not a big name and not so famous in boxing so far. But that does not count at all. He will be very powerful and will always go forward. He will do anything to get my title.”

About his preparation

“I have trained very hard and I am in a very good condition. I am prepared to go 12 rounds if I have to.”

About the fight in the soccer stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany

“I am looking forward to fighting in a big arena as my brother Wladimir did in Schalke and recently in Düsseldorf. The Schalke stadium is great and I am really looking forward to going there in a couple of days. I know from Wladimir’s fight and from soccer matches I have attended in the arena that the fans and the atmosphere are terrific.”

About future fights

“Fights against David Haye and Nikolay Valuev are interesting fights, but I am not sure if they dare to step in the ring with me or my brother. Anyway, I am not thinking of any other opponents than Albert Sosnowski right now. ”

About being a professional sport man and a politician

“Right now I am able to handle both sides well, like Manny Pacquiao in the Philipines. I want to implement western standards in the Ukraine, my country has so much potential and I want to help to make things better.”

FRITZ SDUNEK, Vitali’s trainer

“Vitali is in an extraordinary shape. Once again, he improved his boxing skills. We have worked a lot on his footwork and he went through more than 110 rounds of sparring.”

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Johnathon Banks on Klitschko undercard

20.05.10

HOBOKEN, N.J. (May 19, 2010) – NABF heavyweight champion Johnathon Banks makes his first title defense May 29 on the “Fists Of Steel” pay-per-view event, featuring WBC heavyweight title holder Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko against challenger Albert “The Dragon” Sosnowski, live from the 61,000-seat Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Detroit punisher Banks (24-1, 17 KOs), ranked # 7 in the world by the WBC and #9 by the IBF, takes on veteran Jason “The Sensation” Gavern, rated in the top 15 of the WBC, in the 12-round co-feature.

“Fists Of Steel,” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.

A 3-time U.S. national amateur champion, Banks captured the NABF crown last March in what was voted NABF Fight of the Year, stopping Travis Walker (34-3-1) with a dramatic KO in the sixth round of their title fight in Germany. The former NABO and IBO cruiserweight champion, Banks has been the chief sparring partner for the Klitschko brothers for the last three years. He has now emerged in his own right as one of the top heavyweights in the world.

“We’re excited by the progress Johnathon has made in the heavyweight division,” said Tom Loeffer, managing director of K2 Promotions. “He was struggling to make weight as a cruiserweight when he lost to Adamek, but now he is much stronger as a heavyweight. By winning the NABF title the way he did, Johnathon has established himself as one of the top heavyweights in the world today.”

Gavern also won a title in his lasts fight, when he captured the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation title with a win over Manuel Quezada. In what turned out to be the biggest win of his career, Gavern beat Quesada (29-4), rated #7 at the time by the WBC, by a 10-round decision to capture the title. The battle-tested Floridian has also defeated Cisse Salif, Jermell Barnes and Raphael Butler during his 7-year career.


In the 12-round main event, Sosnowski will attempt to upset Klitschko to become the first Polish heavyweight champion of the world against 3-time heavyweight champion Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs), who returned to the ring after a 4-year retirement to regained his WBC championship belt by stopping Samuel Peter in 2008. He has since defended his title three times by stopping Juan Carlos Gomez and Chris Arreola, and winning every round against Kevin Johnson last December.

Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs), now fighting out of the United Kingdom, became the European champion by capturing the European Boxing Union heavyweight title in his last fight. He won a 12-round decision last December against Italian Olympian, Paolo Vidoz.

For more information about the Klitschko-Sosnowski PPV event go to www.integratedsportsnet.com.

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Bradley Trainer: Will kick Khan and Pacs ass VIDEO

19.05.10

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