News: Brewster-Seldon Postponed; Warriors Boxing; Soto-Karass vs Lau

Indianapolis, IN-Relentless Events and CBelieve regretfully inform the public that the November 29th HomeComing fight featuring Lamon Brewster vs. Bruce Seldon at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis has been postponed. Brewster had contracted stomach flu in the final days leading up to the fight and would not be ready to compete on Saturday..

Brewster fell ill suddenly and after consulting with a physician the determination was made that the fight could not go on as scheduled.

"I know a lot of people are going to be disappointed but I'm more disappointed because I was ready to go and put on a great show for my hometown fans," says the former WBO heavyweight champion. "I have been looking forward to fighting in Indianapolis for a long time now and for this to happen was just unfortunate.

"I contracted a virus that is going around. I don't know where I got it from but I hope to make this Seldon fight happen, maybe even before the end of the year.

"I want to thank my fans, the city of Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse for their support and all the love I've received. I look forward to rescheduling the fight soon."

"Obviously we're extremely disappointed but under the circumstances that have taken place we understand and hope that we can battle Lamon soon," said Seldon's manager James Kurtz. "We're looking forward to working with Relentless Events again and rescheduling this in the near future."

Ticket holders may retain their tickets until a new date is established, or may return tickets for refund at the original point of purchase.

What’s New at Seminole Warriors Boxing

WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero added the IBF 122-pound title to his collection on November 21st at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, as he stopped previously unbeaten Steve Molitor in just four rounds. It was one of the most impressive championship performances of 2008, and now Caballero wants the other big names in the division – Israel Vazquez, Juan Manuel Lopez, and Rafael Marquez – to step up to the plate and fight him.

“Israel Vazquez, Juan Manuel Lopez, and Rafael Marquez are the ones I want to fight,” said Caballero, winner of 12 in a row. “I don’t care what order they come in, but I won’t stop calling for them until they step up and prove themselves to be the warriors they say they are.”

On the Caballero vs Molitor undercard, rising junior welterweight star Victor Manuel Cayo improved to 18-0 (13 KOs) with a sixth round knockout of Orlando Escobar. The win, Cayo’s fourth of the year, also marked his first successful defense of his WBA Fedecaribe title.

At the 46th annual WBC Convention in Chengdu, China, former light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson learned that he will get his deserved shot at the WBC’s 175-pound crown, as he was confirmed as the mandatory challenger to the winner of the upcoming bout between champion Adrian Diaconu and challenger Silvio Branco.

Former IBF cruiserweight king Krzysztof Wlodarczyk is moving ever closer to his mandatory challenge of WBC champion Giacobbe Fragomeni, and if no deal is cut in the coming weeks, the bout will go to purse bids in Mexico on December 19th. The exciting Wlodarczyk (41-2, 31 KOs) is currently on a four fight winning streak, with none of the bouts going past the fifth round.

Seminole Warriors Boxing will kick off its 2009 campaign at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood Florida on January 14th. In action will be super middleweight star Edison “Pantera” Miranda, junior middleweight contender Sechew “The Iron Horse” Powell, and former undisputed cruiserweight champion O’Neil Bell, who will be making his long-awaited heavyweight debut.

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Live TV Program from New Mexico to Feature Welterweight Jesus Soto-Karass vs. Hicklet Lau

As part of its continuous efforts to bring the passion of boxing directly to adult consumers, Cerveza Tecate spotlights an amazing Friday night of boxing on Thanksgiving weekend, from Rio Rancho, NM.

This Friday the weekly Telefutura box series showcases the amazing face-to-face between Jesus Soto-Karass (21-3-3, 15 KO’s) and Hicklet Lau (20-17-2, 9 KO’s) in 10 rounds of Welterweight action. Ranked No. 3 by WBC, Mexican Karass will use his punching abilities to conquer another victory at the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” stage. Hicklet Lau, who is coming from Cuba, will bring the Caribbean component to this classical bout, where he will look for a triumph.

“As one of the common passion points among Latinos, sports offer us an opportunity to connect with the Hispanic audience on a deeper level” said Carlos Boughton, brand director for Tecate brand equity. “We are thrilled to bring the action of ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ to Rio Rancho.”

Additionally, Joaquin Zamora (16-2-1, 11 KO’s) from Socorro, NM will face Jose A. Gonzalez (12-4-1, 10 KO’s) from Springfield, MO in ten rounds of Welterweight action.

Article posted on 27.11.2008

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