News: Javier Molina; Bernstein's Channel Airs Boxing Library; Mike Alvarado
Just 19 years old, junior welterweight Javier Molina has already been picked by boxing insiders as a future star. World-renowned promoter Dan Goossen agrees with the experts when it comes to the 2008 United States Olympian, and he has shown his confidence by signing Molina to an exclusive promotional contract with his company, Goossen Tutor Promotions, that begins with the City of Commerce, California native’s professional debut on March 27th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE..
Article posted on 02.03.2009
“One of our main goals in boxing is to build and promote the next generation of boxing stars,” said Goossen. “In Javier Molina, we have a young man who has the talent, style, and charisma to not only win a World Championship, but to become a true crossover star. We’re going to do everything to get him there, and we know Javier will be working tirelessly in the gym and in the ring to do his part.”
“I’m honored to be part of the Goossen Tutor team, and I can’t wait for March 27th so I can get back in the ring and get my professional career started,” said Molina. “My California fans who’ve watched me as an amateur know what I can do, and I’m excited to let the rest of the world know who I am. I like to fight and I promise to do my best not to disappoint anybody who comes to see me.”
Said his manager Arnulfo Bravo, “He’s a great talent, and I’m very excited about his future. I feel we’ve signed the two most prominent and best 2008 Olympians in Molina and Shawn Estrada.”
Molina comes from a fighting family that includes his father, uncle, and older brother, all who have fought professionally, as well as his twin brother Oscar, who was a member of the Mexican Olympic team. Owner of over 110 amateur wins, Molina holds victories over highly regarded professional prospect Danny Garcia, Karl Dargan and Danny O’Connor, and despite his loss to Bulgaria’s Boris Georgiev in the opening round of the 2008 Beijing Games, most observers expect that his greatest accomplishments will come in the professional ranks with his aggressive style of fighting.
A senior at John Glenn High School in Norwalk, CA, Molina’s plans include college after graduating this year.
Archived Classics Debut on the Al Bernstein Boxing Channel as Video-on- Demand
iBN Sports to Showcase Seminole Warriors Boxing Library
Foothill Ranch, Calif. – March 2, 2009 – iBN Sports, a premier Internet-based broadcast sports television network and Florida’s Seminole Warriors Boxing have agreed to terms on releasing exclusive fight footage from the Warrior Boxing Library in a Video-on-Demand (VOD) format. The VOD offering will be available to fight fans through a Pay-Per-View platform on www.ibnsports.com. The first VOD offering beginning on March 2, 2009 is Vic Darchinyan's first title fight against Irene Pacheco.
The launch of this undertaking is a doubleheader that features the classic 2004 match between Vic Darchinyan and the then undefeated champion Irene Pacheco, a fight that Darchinyan went on to win. Darchinyan is one of the most exciting and best pound for pound fighters in the world today. This fight against Pacheco is one of Darchinyan’s best, and he was sorely tested before he came out on top. The other half of this doubleheader offers fans a chance to see a great cruiserweight match between Felix Cora Jr., a recent participant on The Contender series, and Vadim Tokarev. Al Bernstein called this match "one of the best cruiserweight fights I've ever announced. Fans will want to watch Round 4 over and over again.”
The release of this doubleheader on the Al Bernstein Boxing Channel can be purchased for $2.99 and is available starting Monday, March 2, 2009 for viewing to the purchaser for unlimited viewing for up to one year. Fans should stay tuned as a menu of the top fights from the Seminole Warriors Boxing library will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
Denver's Alvarado Headlines Nationally Televised Card on Saturday
COMMERCE CITY, CO (March 2, 2008) – The pride of Denver, undefeated junior welterweight contender "MILE HIGH" MIKE ALVARADO, returns to the ring in his 2009 debut, This Saturday! March 7 at the Mile High Event Center, located directly across from Mile High Racing Park in Commerce City (5155 East 64th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022). The top-15 contender will be taking on crafty Emmanuel Clottey, in a 10-round rumble, headlining an action-packed eight-bout bout. Promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank in association with Delgado Promotions, the Alvarado-Clottey brawl will be televised nationally on Azteca America. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first bout beginning at 6 p.m.
The Final Press Conference and Official Weigh-In will take place, Friday, March 6, beginning at 6 P.M., at Quijote's Terrace (3700 Morrison Road, Denver, CO.)
Remaining tickets, priced at $60 (Ringside), $45 (Floor Reserved), and $25 (General Admission), can be purchased at TicketsWest outlets, including King Sooper’s, Delgado’s Gym and TicketsWest.com.
Alvarado (24-0, 17 KOs), has knocked out seven of his last eight opponents. Last year was Alvarado’s most impressive as a professional with knockout victories over former world champion Cesar Bazan and gritty contenders Miguel Angel Huerta, Manuel Garnica and Michel Rosales, and a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Jesus Rodriguez. Together, those five opponents had a combined record of 133-31-2 (91 KOs), a winning percentage of 80% and a victory by knockout ratio of 68%. Those impressive victories have lifted Alvarado to a career-high rating of No. 14 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO).
Two excellent Denver Post profiles on Alvarado can be found here: (http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_11248717) and(http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_10623426)
Clottey (20-8, 14 KOs), a native of Ghana, now living in Bronx, NY, is the brother of IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey. His resume boasts victories over 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Mohamed Abdulaev (11-0), and Michael Warrick (18-1).
The Co-Main Event will feature Denver’s ROB “Red Hot” Frankel (26-9-1), against RICARDO “Pelon” DOMINGUEZ (26-4-2, 15 KOs), of Mexico. Frankel returns to the ring riding a five-fight winning streak, including a unanimous decision victory over Bobby Pacquiao, brother of 2008 Fighter of the Year and five-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
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