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News: Pascal vs Branco; Fernando Guerrero; Carlos Negron

From WBC President José Sulaimán: The World Boxing Council confirms the mandatory title defense of WBC light heavyweight champion of the world Jean Pascal, of Montreal, against official challenger Silvio Branco of Italy, to be held in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, on September 25. Pascal is becoming one of the most outstanding champions of today, a boxing hero in Canada and a pride of the WBC.. He has a record of 23 wins, 15 by knockout, and only one loss which was by a close decision in a very competitive fight against Carl Froch in a fight for the WBC super middleweight world title, held in Nottingham, England, which projected him to fight and win the WBC light heavyweight world title from the undefeated champion, Adrian Diaconu of Romania.

Pascal is defending the title against the highly experienced and official challenger Silvio Branco of Italy, with a record of 70 fights, of which he has won 59, 36 by knockout, in a highly expected title bout in Canada.

If he successfully defends his title against Branco, Pascal will be nominated as a candidate for “Fighter of the Year” by the WBC , to be voted during the coming 47th annual world convention to be held in Jeju, Korea, from November 1 to November 8.


Guerrero headlining “Boxing’s Future Champions II” PPV

Porter & Witherspoon also showcased Aug. 29 in Tunica

SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. (August 24, 2009) – Undefeated prospect Fernando Guerrero (14-0, 12 KOs) is a rising star in the middleweight division, as well as the August 29th headliner on the “Boxing’s Future Champions II” pay-per-view pro card, shown live on streaming video from Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.

“Boxing’s Future Champions II,” presented by Prize Fight Boxing, will air on PPV at www.PrizeFightTV.com, starting at 8 PM/ET, for only $4.99.

Dominican Republic-born Guerrero (14-0, 12 KOs), now fighting out of Salisbury, Maryland, has already fought twice on ESPN and once on Showtime. The talented southpaw headlined the inaugural “Boxing’s Future Champions” show this past June in Salisbury, Maryland, stopping Brian “The Assassin” Norman in the second round.

The 22-year-old Guerrero, who captured a gold medal at the World Cadet Junior Olympics and 2007 USA National Championships, takes on Chris “On Target” Archer (11-7, 7 KOs), in the 8-round main event on Aug. 29.

“It feels great to start something new like this,” the No. 10 NABF and No. 14 NABO rated middleweight spoke about headlining the PPV card. “I’ve never heard of any other promoter streaming fights live on its web site. We got a lot of play in the first show and more fans are becoming familiar with us. They tell me, ‘Hey, I saw you fight on www.PrizeFightTV.com.’ It’s helping to expand our market. If I have a second home, it’s Mississippi, where I’ve already fought seven times as a pro. I love fighting there.

“At this stage of my career, everything has been perfect, and my performances prove that by me showing improvement each fight, from the first until my last. I’m still learning, though. I fight everybody as if they’re a champion, never taking an opponent lightly. I respect all of my opponents, but I don’t respect them too much in the ring once the bell rings. I fight for the fans, not money, or to be a star. They are the reason I do this and I take each fight as my most important, one at a time, and nothing will change when I’m a champion.”

The 6-round co-feature showcases junior middleweight Shawn Porter (9-0, 7 KOs), 2007 World Golden Gloves champion and 2008 U.S. OIympic Team alternate, who faces Lamar Harris (6-2, 4 KOs).

Also fighting on this exciting card is once-beaten Philadelphia heavyweight “Gentleman” Chazz Witherspoon (25-1, 17 KOs), the 2004 National Golden Gloves champion whose only loss in 26 pro fights was last year to world title challenger Chris Arreola. Chazz, whose cousin Tim was world heavyweight champion, meets heavyweight gatekeeper Stacy “Big Foot” Frazier (14-5, 13 KOs) in an 8-round bout.

In a pair of 4-rounders, exciting middleweight Dominic Wade (3-0, 3 KOs), 4-time Junior Olympic champion, battles 23-fight veteran Tyrone Dowdy, while 2004-2005 U.S Super Heavyweight Champion Mike Wilson makes his much anticipated pro debut against experienced “Marvelous” Marvin Hunt.


UNBEATEN CARLOS NEGRON ADDED TO “UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS” SEPT 12 IN PUERTO RICO

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (August 24, 2009) - Former Olympian Carlos Negron will fight on September 12th “Undefeated Champions” pay per view card, presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot. World champions Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and Roman “Rocky” Martinez will defend their titles.

Negron (4-0, 4KO’s) won his last fight against Geovante Davis on the August 21st “San Juan Boxing Nights” show, stopping Davis in the second round after having been knocked down in the first round by the hard punching Negron.

Negron, who fights at 185 pounds in a six-round bout for the first time in his career, will be part of the Sept. 12th “Undefeated Champions” PPV card, which is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand and DirecTV for a suggested retail price of only $29.95

The principal fight on Sept. 12 is WBO junior flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (32-0-1 6KO’s), from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, in a title defense against Rodel Mayol (25-3-1, 19 KO’s). This fight is a rematch of their June 13 fight when after an accidental head-butt to Calderon’s head results in a cut that ended the match in a technical draw after six rounds.

The co-feature finds WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KO’s) defending his belt against Argentinean Vicente Martin Rodriguez (25-2, 13 KO’s)

For more information about the “Undefeated Champions” PPV show, go on line to www.integratedsportsnet.com

Article posted on 25.08.2009



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