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News: Shane Mosley; Sycuan Boxing; Rendall Munroe

Los Angeles, CA, December 3, 2008—EAG Sports Management announced today that World Champion Boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley has signed with EAG to handle publicity and marketing. “Sugar” Shane Mosley has an overall record of 45-5-1 including an impressive 38 knockouts, never suffering a knockout over his 15 year career. Mosley is the only boxer to defeat fellow Golden Boy fighter Oscar De La Hoya, twice. His most recent victory came over Richard Mayorga September 27, 2008 in Carson, CA. His next fight is scheduled January 24, 2008 against current WBA welterweight champion Antonio Margarito in Las Vegas..

“I am excited to work with Denise White and EAG to maximize my exposure outside of the boxing world. They have a tremendous reputation and their experience in entertainment is invaluable. I look forward to continue this partnership for years to come,” said Mosley.

EAG Sports Management is a Los Angeles based sports publicity, marketing and management firm that handles high-profile celebrity athletes and counts Tony Gonzalez, three-time Super Bowl Champion Willie McGinest, Bob Sanders, and Antonio Gates among its clients.


SYCUAN RINGSIDE PROMOTIONS LOOKS TO FINISH STRONG IN 08

Can Christmas Come Early for the Native-American Owned Boxing Company? For various reasons, the end of the year is typically a slow period for the boxing industry. Television networks and promotional companies are closing in on their budgets and boxers typically like to enjoy the holiday season away from the ring.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions is bucking that trend by placing three of its boxers into meaningful, “late season” fights. Former world champions Joan Guzman and Carlos Baldomir are in title eliminator bouts, while their newest charge, welterweight Carlos Abregu of Argentina, is fighting for the first time on SHOWTIME this Friday.

Abregu (24-0, 21 KOs), a hard-hitting undefeated prospect who is co-promoted by Gary Shaw, faces his toughest challenge of his career when he meets David Estrada of Chicago (22-5, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event on ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, Dec. 5, on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. E/PT, delayed on the west coast).

“Carlos Abregu will get tested against David Estrada,” said Sean Gibbons, matchmaker and vice president of Sycuan Ringside Promotions. “Estrada has fought Shane Mosley, Andre Berto and Kermit Cintron. All of these guys are either current or former world champions.

“We feel Abregu has what it takes to challenge for a world title, but he has to move past the prospect label first. A strong outing on Friday and Abregu will show everyone that he is the real deal.”

Baldomir (44-11-6, 13 KOs), a former WBC welterweight champion and close friend of Abregu (both are from Argentina), is inching closer to a title shot when he faces Jackson Bonsu (29-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 20, in a 12-round WBC welterweight title eliminator from Belgium.

“Baldomir is looking great right now,” Gibbons said. “He has that bounce in his step. He wants the distinction of becoming a two-time WBC welterweight champion. We know Baldy can do it. He’ll prove it on Dec. 20.”

Guzman (28-0, 17 KOs), a former two-division champion, is in a 12-round WBA lightweight title eliminator.

Guzman travels to his native Dominican Republic to take on WBA Fedelatin lightweight champion Ameth Diaz (25-7, 19 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, from El Palacio de los Deportes in Guzman’s hometown of Santo Domingo.

“We’ve had big plans for Guzman since the very beginning,” Gibbons said. “With a win against Diaz, Guzman is back in the lightweight picture.”

“We’re aiming for three victories in December: one for Abregu, one for Baldomir and one for Guzman. We hope Christmas comes a little early this year.”


RENDALL MUNROE has scooped yet another prestigious prize following his amazing ring achievements this year

The European super-bantamweight champion picked up the Brian Clough breakthrough award at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall

Punching dustman Munroe beat England Under-21 footballer Joe Mattock and cricketer Josh Cobb to the prize in the annual BBC East Midlands awards.

He said: "It's great with all the hard work I've been putting in to finally achieve something.

"It is all down to determination and trying."

Earlier this year the Leicester southpaw was voted Midlands Boxer of the Year, and hopes his good run will continue where it matters most, in the ring later this month.

Munroe (16-1) makes the third defence of his Euro crown against Italy's Fabricio Trotta (13-4-2) on at Dublin City University on December 18.

Munroe, 28, started the year in sensational fashion defeating world class Spaniard Kiko Martinez in March to claim the European title

In subsequent defences the bin man has put Salem Bouaita and Arsen Martirosian out with the rubbish, and is moving towards world class.

Munroe's cracking defence tops the bill, but Irish eyes will be on Olympic bronze medallist Darren Sutherland who boxes a six round super-middleweight contest on his professional debut at the university where he studied.

Martinez (19-1), who knocked out Bernard Dunne in seconds, boxes a six rounder on the undercard.

Irish light-middleweight champion Jamie Moore (30-3) contests a six rounder ahead of his crack at the vacant European light-middleweight early next year

London based Irishman Martin Power (19-3), the former British bantamweight champion faces a tough test against Gary Davies (7-2-1).

In a special attraction Craig Watson (13-2) defends his Commonwealth welterweight title against Adnan Amar (22-1), a protégé of Dubliner Brendan Ingle.

A third title bout on the bill sees Jason Booth (30-5) risks his Commonwealth bantamweight crown against Sean Hughes (15-7-1).

Tickets for the big Dublin bill cost 100 Euros and 40 Euros and are available from www.frankmaloney.com, www.ticketmaster.ie. To order from Ireland by phone call 08 18 719300, and from UK 0871 226 1508

Article posted on 04.12.2008



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