News: Nonito Donaire; Hallback vs Holm; Fight Promoter University
World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super flyweight champion and Top-10 Pound For Pound fighter NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE, will host a Las Vegas Media Workout at the Top Rank Gym (3041 Business Lane, Las Vegas, Nev., 89103), Tomorrow! Wednesday, February 3, beginning at Noon PT. The workout will be open to the public. Managed by Cameron Dunkin, Donaire (22-1, 14 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, fighting out of San Leandro, Calif., defends his title against top-rated contender Gerson Guerrero (34-8, 26 KOs), of Mexico City, in the main event of “Latin Fury 13 / Pinoy Power 3..”
Article posted on 02.02.2010
Produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing, ABS-CBN and the Las Vegas Hilton, "Latin Fury 13 / Pinoy Power 13" will take place Saturday, February 13, at the Las Vegas Hilton. The four-bout pay-per-view broadcast, which will begin at 9 P.M. ET / 6 P.M. PT, will also feature World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Fernando Montiel (39-2-2, 29 KOs), of Los Mochis, Mexico, defending his title against Top-10 contender Ciso Morales (14-0, 8 KOs), of Bohol, Philippines; former WBA flyweight champion and current No. 1 bantamweight contender Eric Morel (41-2, 21 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, taking on two-time world champion Gerry Peñalosa (54-7-2, 34 KOs), of Cebu, Philippines, in a 12-round WBO bantamweight title elimination bout; and a 10-round featherweight rumble between world title challengers, Mario Santiago (21-1-1, 14 KOs), of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and Bernabe Concepcion (29-2-1, 17 KOs), of Rizal, Philippines.
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Chevelle Hallback vs. Holly Holm
It was announced today that Chevelle Hallback, (27-5-2, 11KO) and Holly Holm (26-1-3, 7 KO) will fight for the WIBA light welterweight title at the Isleta Casino and Resort on March 26,2010.
Chevelle Hallback vs. Holly Holm will be the main event is will be promoted by Fresquez Promotions. This match up promosed to put women's boxin on the map once and for all.
"Chevelle has accomplished everything a pro fighter drams of. She has fought the best, and has won and is still a world champion. She has one goal left to fulfull, said Hallback's advisor, Bill Calogero, "She wants to fight on HBO!"
Considering HBO has never televised a women's bout on a non PPV broadcast, this is no easy goal to obtain. When Hallback and Calogero met in December, they decided the only chance Chevelle would have at getting on HBO would be to fight the best in extremely entertaining fights.
"After talking with Bill, I know the only way I will ever get a shot on HBO is to fight the best, so we decided to reach out to one of women's best pound for pound fighters- Holly Holm. We are not playing games! I feel I am the best pound for pound female boxer on the planet and will prove it, I will take women's boxing on my own shoulders and put it on the map once and for all. We will not only win March 26, we will leave no doubt as to who the BEST women's boxer in the world is," said Hallback.
Calogero agrees. "When I first reached out to Team Holm, they said no, but we would not take no for an answer. When you really look at are the BEST pound for pound female fighters out there, Holm/Hallback is the best match-up. We know we are going in to Holly's hometown, so we will leave no doubt and win by KO. We have retained the services of punching power guru Torsten Kanzmeier to help bring out the extra power, which will get the job done." He added, "If you have never seen a quality women's match before, make sure you see this fight on March 26! We GUARANTEE it will make you a fan. Team Hallback will leave no doubt who the first female fighter on HBO will be- Chevelle Hallback!"
Next Fight Promoter University Session Announced
Will Also Offer First Ever FPU Netcast To The World
With the next Fight Promoter University less than two months away, FPU founder Roy Englebrecht announced the date for FPU VII. It is set to begin Tuesday, March 30th and run thru Friday, April 2nd at the Irvine Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California. Englebrecht also announced that the entire four day FPU VII session will be made available live on the internet with the first ever FPU Netcast. FPU VII will be held in conjunction with the April 1st Battle In The Ballroom boxing and mixed martial arts show, now in its 26th year at the Irvine Marriott.
"We have a great line up of guest speakers for FPU VII headlined by Bruce Trampler of Top Rank, Scott Coker of Strikeforce, Richard Schafer of Golden Boy Promotions, and Loretta Hunt of Sherdog.com," said Englebrecht. "And now to be able to make all FPU sessions available to anyone in the world thru our live streaming netcast, will open up a future as a fight promoter to an unlimited audience. We are partnering with Pathfinder Digital TV to insure the most state-of-the-art production and quality netcast possible."
A number of young promoters who have attended FPU sessions over the last three years continue to make name for themselves and are producing quality and profitable shows.
· The first ESPN Friday Night Fights show of 2010 on January 8th from Glendale, California was promoted by FPU II graduates Kahren Harutyunyan and Steve Bash.
· In Atlanta, William McAlister who has attended two FPU sessions continues to build the best MMA shows in that Georgia city.
· FPU II grad Fred Vallejo out of Toledo now owns that market for boxing and mma and is expanding to Texas.
· FPU V alum Gregg Holtzmann debut MMA in Pittsburgh on June 27th at Mellon Arena. Ultimate Cage Fighting Challenge.
· FPU II alum Brandon Foster will be promoting another pro boxing show in Batesville, Arkansas and is currently the only fight promoter in Arkansas to promote regular pro shows.
Besides the 12 classroom sessions featuring 14 guest speakers, all students at FPU VII will get to work the Battle In The Ballroom show, experiencing how to set up a venue for boxing and mma, ushering, fighters walkins, etc. The four day FPU VII session will cost $1,499 complete, which includes all instruction, meals, shared hotel room for three nights, 260 page FPU manual, FPU credential, and merchandise. The FPU VII netcast which will include the 260 page Official FPU Manual will cost $499.
Don't miss out on Fight Promoter University VII set for March 30-April 2 in Irvine, California. For details and to register online go to: www.fightpromoteruniversity.com.
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