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Lopez added to Calderon-Segura, Gabriel-Perez tonight, Muriqi fights on Saturday,

HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 31, 2011) – Unbeaten Mexican flyweight prospect, Alonso “Finito” Lopez, son of legendary Mexican boxer Ricardo “Finito” Lopez, has been added to Saturday night’s “La Revancha” pay-per-view event, featuring the highly-anticipated rematch between World Boxing Organization (WBO) and The Ring light flyweight champion Giovani “El Guerrero Azteca” Segura and former 108-pound king, Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, live from Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico.

The 25-year-old Lopez (8-0-1, 3 KOs) faces Jorge Guerrero (5-4, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout. Lopez’ father, four-time world champion and Hall of Fame inductuee Ricardo “Finito” Lopez (51-0-1, 38 KOs), who established the record for most consecutive title bouts without losing (26), defended his WBC Strawweight title 21 times.

“La Revancha: Segura-Calderon 2,” presented by Zanfer Promotions and PR Best Boxing, will be distributed live in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $39.95. It will also available worldwide on Internet PPV (excluding Mexico and Puerto Rico) via www.Integratedsportsnet.neulion.com.

The 12 round co-feature matches a pair of former world title challengers from Mexico, Jorge “Baby Face” Lacierva (38-7-6, 26 KOs) and Fernando “Wary” Beltran, Jr. (35-4-1, 19 KOs), in an IBF featherweight eliminator.

Veteran Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo (39-9-2, 26 KOs), a three-time world title challenger, battles Joksan “El Torito” Hernandez (21-3, 14 KOs), the former WBC Continental Americas super featherweight titlist, in a 12-round bout for the IBF Latino Featherweight Championship. Castillo is the younger brother of two-time world lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo.

Time permitting, additional bouts will air, possibly undefeated Mexican super bantamweight prospect Ramon “Cobra” Maas (24-0, 15 KOs) versus dangerous Enrique “Duende” Bernache (15-2, 7 KOs) in a 10 rounder, as well as one showcasing 18-year-old Mexican-American phenom Jose Benavides (10-0, 9 KOs), the hot super lightweight prospect from Los Angeles. Benavides had an outstanding 120-5 amateur record, including a gold-medal performance at the 2009 National Golden Gloves Tournament.

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Segura-Calderon I was one of the 2010 Fights of the Year. Segura (26-1-1, 22 KOs), fighting out of Bell, California by way of Mexico, captured the WBO, The Ring and WBA Super light flyweight titles last October, when he knocked-out the previously unbeaten champion Calderon (34-1-1, 6 KOs) in the eighth round in Puerto Rico. Segura was leading (69-64, 68-65, 67-66) on all three judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage. Segura, who will turn 29 this Friday, also holds notable victories against Daniel Reyes KO1) and Carlos Tamara (DEC12).

Calderon, the pride of Puerto Rico, prior to fighting Segura had been the WBO light flyweight champion for more than three years (six successful title defences) and WBO minimum weight titlist (11 successful title defences) from 2003 until he moved up to light flyweight in 2007. Ivan, who is rated No. 1 by The Ring, as well as No. 3 by the WBO, has defeated great 108 and 105 pound world champions and challengers such as including victories against the likes of Rodel Mayol, Reyes, Higo Fidel Cazares (twice), Nelson Dieppa, Issac Bustos, Roberto Carlos Leyva, Ednar Cardenas, Alex Sanchez and Eduardo Ray Marquez.

Prior to the main event, the great Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr. will be honored by the Boxing Commission of Mexicali as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in Mexican history. Chavez will also receive an award for his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

For more information about the Segura-Calderon 2 PPV event go to www.integratedsportsnet.com. Follow Integrated Sports Media on Twitter @IntegratedPPV.

Costa Rica National Stadium Fights, Weigh-In

Main Event Weights: Hanna Gabriel 153 and Melisenda Perez 151 from Costa Rica.

Jr. Middleweight Champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO)
Costa Rican Hanna Gabriel, will be placing her title on the line in a rematch with the Mexican, Melisenda Perez in the historic inauguration of the National Stadium of Costa Rica, this Thursday, March 31 in San Jose, Costa Rica, under the promotional banner of Sampson Boxing LLC and Team Hanna Gabriel.

Both fighters were subjected to the rigors of Wednesday’s official weigh-in
in the central facilities of the Costa Rica Institute of Electricity (CIE), in La Sabana, under the supervision of Puerto Rico’s WBO President, Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel.

The champion, Hanna Gabriel, held the scale at 153 pounds even. Melisenda Perez recorded a weight of 151 pounds on the scale.

In the co-featured bout, U.S.A’s Melinda "La Maravilla" Cooper will face Puerto Rico’s Ada "Ace" Velez for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Bantamweight world title. Both Cooper and Velez weighed-in at 120 pounds.

In the Featherweight division, Dahiana Santana will face Stacey "Stay-Lo" Reile of Miami, Florida, for the IBF World Featherweight championship. Santana weighed in at 122 pounds while Reile recorded a weight of 123 pounds on the scale.

Both of these IBF female championship bout weights were monitored
by the President of the IBF, Daryl Peoples.

Sampson Boxing will have the privilege of hosting this fight card at the Costa Rica National Stadium, which was funded by the Chinese government for the people of Costa Rica. Costa Rica's President, Laura Chinchilla will be on hand at the event, as well as several other government dignitaries. Also, Costa Rica’s up and coming prospect Bryan "Tiquito" Vazquez will be putting his Latin, IBF Super Featherweight title on the line. The Costa Rican boxer will face Santos "La Ceiba" Martinez from Nicaragua. Finally, three more fights have been set between boxers from Costa Rica and Mexico. The first bout is scheduled to start at 7 p. m., local time.

HAVOC BOXING FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND VIDEO LINK

NEW YORK (March 31, 2011)—On Wednesday Afternoon at Club 1849 that is located at 183 Bleecker Street in New York City, Havoc Boxing Promotions held the final news conference in advance of a big fight card that will take place this Saturday night at The Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn.

The main event will comprised of a ten round Light Heavyweight bout between Elvir Muriqi and an opponent to be announced.

In the co-features, undefeated Light Heavyweight Joel Castillo takes on Billy Cunningham; Undefeated Super Featherweight Mark Davis ; Welterweight Tommy Rainone battles Arthur Medina as well as WBC #3 Super Bantamweight Leon Moore takes on Felipe Almanza.

There will be nine big bouts and below are quotes from the Press Conference:

Robert Diaz (CEO of Havoc Boxing Promotions)—“We have a lot of good fighters on the card with Elvir, Mark Davis and Leon Moore. This is the best cards that we have put together and I am proud of our matchmaker Felipe Gomez.

Elvir Muriqi (Light Heavyweight—38-5, 23 KO’s)—“Last time they had trouble finding an opponent and they found one. This time they are having trouble and hopefully they will get one. I have turned down nobody that has been offered me. Fighters change their mind.”

Joel Castillo (Light Heavyweight—7-0, 4 KO’s)—“I have trained very hard for this fight. I was supposed to fight March 4th and it fell out and there is nothing more disappointing then working hard and you find out the last day that the fight isn’t going through. This Saturday you are going to see me at my best. My mind, body shape, focus and team is right.

Mark Davis (Lightweight—14-0, 4 KO’s)—“I am looking for another win on Saturday night. I am going to put on a show and you will love me”

Frank Galarza (Jr. Middleweight—2-0, 1 KO)—“I dedicate myself to boxing. I will come to fight Saturday night and you will defiantly see fireworks”

Charles Vanderveer (Jr. Middleweight--1-1, 1 KO)—“I am back and will be bring Fourth of July a little early. Please come out and enjoy the show. I am Back”

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Full Card
10 Rounds—Light Heavyweights—Elvir Murqi (38-5, 23 KO’s) vs. TBA
6 Rounds—Jr. Lightweights—Mark Davis (14-0, 4 KO’s) vs. Ramasis Gil (6-1-4, 5 KO’s)
6 Rounds—Spr Bantamweights—Leon Moore (27-2, 22 KO’s) vs. Felipe Almanza (18-22-4, 9 KO’s)
6 Rounds—Light Heavyweights—Joel Castillo (7-0, 4 KO’s) vs. Billy Cunningham (5-9, 4 KO’s)
6 Rounds—Welterweights—Tommy Rainone (13-4, 4 Ko’s) vs. Arthur Medina (14-22, 5 KO’s)
6 Rounds—Bantamweights—Jonathan Arias (11-6, 9 KO’s) vs. Angel Cruz (4-1, 4 KO’s)
6 Rounds—Middleweights—Donyil Livingston (2-0, 2 KO’s) vs. Greg Hackett (2-6)
4 Rounds—Jr. Middleweights—Frank Galarza (2-0, 1KO) vs. Noel Garcia (2-7-1, 1 KO)
4 Rounds—Heavyweights—Ramadan Yasser (3-0, 3 KO’s) vs. Mario Flores (1-0, 1 KO)

Tickets for this special night of boxing are priced at $50 for all seats and can be purchased at the Following Locations:

The Aviator Box Office
New Legend Boxing Club (718) 487 4474 or
www.havocboxingnyc.com

The Aviator Sports Complex is located at:

3159 Flatbush Ave - Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234

For more information on Havoc Boxing, Click:
www.havocboxingnyc.com

Article posted on 01.04.2011



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