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News: Erik Skoglund; Boxeo TELEMUNDO; Jimmy Bivins; More

Team Sauerland is delighted to announce it has signed a long-term contract with gifted Swedish amateur Erik Skoglund. The 18-year-old – considered by many to be Sweden´s biggest boxing talent – will make his professional debut on the Kessler-Froch undercard in Herning on April 24, taking on cruiserweight Viktor Szalai. Skoglund will be coached by Karsten Rower, who also trains IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester. His new home base will be Berlin. “We are thrilled to welcome Erik to our team and look forward to working with him,” said sports director Hagen Doering. “He is a great talent and has the potential to be a champion one day. We will carefully pave his way to the top..

Skoglund boasts an impressive amateur career, having accumulated countless of titles and gold medals while fighting for the amateur national team on all levels. During the last two seasons, he was part of the Danish “Boxteam Nord” in the German Bundesliga. He has been approached by several big-name promoters but ultimately decided to join Team Sauerland. “I chose Team Sauerland because they are the best and the most professional team on the market,” he said. “They have the experience, the competence and the resources to help me reach my goal, which is being a world champion one day. They have produced a lot of world champions so I will put in all my energy and determination to accomplish the same.”

Team Sauerland promotes the likes of former WBA/WBC Champion Mikkel Kessler, fellow Super Six participant Arthur Abraham, former WBA Heavyweight Champion Nikolai Valuev, WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck, IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester, heavyweight hopeful Robert Helenius and WBA/WBC Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus to name but a few.

Quick Facts Erik Skoglund:
Amateur record: 114 Fights (78 wins, 35 losses, 1 draw)

Career Milestones:
Gold in Swedish cadet Championship 2006
Gold in Swedish youth Championship 2007
Silver in Swedish Elite Championship 2007
Gold in Swedish cadet Championship 2007
Gold in Swedish youth Championship 2008
Gold in Nordic youth Championship 2008
Silver in Swedish Elite Championship 2008
Gold in Swedish youth Championship 2009
Gold in Nordic Elite Championship 2009
Gold in Swedish Elite Championship 2009
Named as the best cadet in Sweden by the Swedish Boxing federation in 2007
Named as the best youth in Sweden by the Swedish Boxing federation in 2009
Named as the best boxer pound for pound during the Swedish Elite Championships 2007 when he was 15 years old and then again for the second time in 2009 (17 years old)

For more information about Team Sauerland, visit www.boxen.com. For information about Erik Skoglund, visit www.erikskoglund.se.


Boxeo TELEMUNDO returns April 30 with a explosive main event

Miami, FL: The popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” returns on Friday, April 30, 2010 to the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, Florida with a explosive main event.

Former world title challenger and new idol in Miami, William “Chirizo” Gonzalez of Managua, Nicaragua will face Jose Luis “Tapitas” Araiza of Tecate, BC, Mexico in a bout schedule for 12 rounds with Gonzalez WBO Latin bantamweight title at stake.

Gonzalez is ranked #8 WBA #8 WB0 and #11 WBC, is 28 years old and brings a record of 24-3-20 KO’s. Araiza on the other hand is the former WBA FEECENTRO Champion, currently ranked #15 WBO, is 31 years old and brings an excellent record of 31-1-22 KO’s. The winner of this bout between ranked contenders will propel to a world title opportunity.

A very interesting undercard will be announced shortly.

A total of 8 fights are schedule with the first bell at 8:30 PM. The event is being promoted by Tuto Zabala, Jr.and All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation”. The main event will be televised live at 11:35 PM by the Telemundo Network on HD.

Tickets are already on sale at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming 500 SW 177 Ave., Miami, FL or by calling 1-800-741-4600 and at all www.ticketmaster.com Tel: (305)358-5885 or (954)523-3309.


Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic going all professional!

Two pro bouts added turns event in North Olmsted, OH from a pro/am to an all pro event!

North Olmsted, Ohio – April 12, 2010 –Warner Promotions in association with the VFW Men’s Auxiliary post 7647 and the Old School Boxing Club have announced that the annual Jimmy Bivins Classic has been upgraded to an all professional card. The event, which invades North Olmsted, OH on Saturday, April 24th live from the Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Road, in North Olmsted, has a total of seven professional bouts on the card.

Headlining the Jimmy Bivins Classic will be the undefeated Dante Moore in a six round main event against Corey “Collateral Damage” Rodriguez of Minneapolis, MN in a Jr. Middleweight bout. Cleveland’s Moore (6-0, 4 KO’s), a former United States Junior Olympic National Champion as an amateur, will bring his powerful style to the bout against Rodriguez (4-1, 3 KO’s) in the Jr. Middleweight clash. Each of these boxers is known for their power, as attested by their combined knockout percentage of 64%.

The co-featured bout will present the long anticipated professional debut of Lorain’s Wilkins Santiago, as he squares off with Torrence King (1-6) from Cleveland in a four round Middleweight clash. Santiago was originally scheduled to make his debut on the “ESPN Friday Night Fights” event at the Wolstein Center in February. King’s record is a bit misleading as he has fought very tough opposition. The combined record of his opponents is 30-5.

Also featured will be the return of Cleveland Lightweight sensation Julius Leegrand (2-0) as he takes on Francisco Portillo (0-3) over four rounds. Legrand will look to become the first person to stop Portillo and earn himself his first stoppage victory in the process.

Cleveland Middleweight Michael Moore (1-0, 1 KO) will go to battle with fellow unbeaten Stephen Scott (1-0) of Albany, NY in a four round bout. This is the rare match that pits undefeated prospects against each other early in their careers.

Chris Lozano, the NAAFS Middleweight champion in the world of mixed martial arts, will make his professional boxing debut against Albany, NY’s Reggie Scott (1-0) in a four round Light Heavyweight attraction. Lozano, who has some amateur boxing experience, wants to make his mark in the world of professional boxing, just as he has in the world of MMA.

Rounding out the card will be a four round Super Middleweight bout between Toledo’s Demar Singleton (1-0, 1 KO) against the debuting Otto Cooper, and a six round clash featuring James Hope (5-4, 4 KO’s) against an opponent to be determined.

Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the first bell set for 7:30 PM.

Even though the Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic is now an all professional event, ticket prices will remain the same and are a charitable donation as 100% of the proceeds are donated to the VFW post number 7647 out of North Olmsted, OH. Ticket prices start at just $20 for general admission. There are also $50 VIP Ringside tickets, and tables seating eight for $600. Tickets can be purchased at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex, VFW Post 7647, or by calling 216.854.0485 or 440.258.8117.


Hany Atiyo To Headline in Cairo!

12.4.2010: Egyptian Cruiserweight prospect Hany Atiyo will headline a show promoted by Richard Nwoba and Louaa Debes of Louaa Boxing Promotions in cooperation with Dennis Osadebe of DCS Entertainment on April 17 at the Olympic Centre Maadi in Cairo, Egypt.

Atiyo, 7-0 (5), will take on countryman Mohammed Abdufatou, 3-4 (1) over eight rounds, and plans to put on an impressive performance as preparation for future title fights.

In the co-feature one of Egypts most established professionals, featherweight Ibrahim Mostafa, 13-4-2 (6), will return in a six-rounder against Atef Mohamed, 4-4 (1). Mostafa has twice ventured to Europe, loosing to Italian Massimo Bertozzi in a bout for the IBF Mediterranean title and to future European champion and WBC world title challenger Sergey Gulyakevic. Coming off three victories, he is looking to further build his momentum and earn another significant fight.

Additionally three fights involving local talent will make up the card. At heavyweight Ahmed Said takes on Sayed Ablaziz in a six rounder, while Light Middleweight Abdumonem Said faces an opponent to be announced over four rounds. Flyweights Anshraf Samir Muhamed Matualy in another four rounder.

Article posted on 11.04.2010



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