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Brandon Rios to Sign Autographs at War At Woodland Hills; Chavez-Zbik & Froch-Johnson on Boxing Channel on Saturday; WBC News

Woodland Hills, California (June 2, 2011) - Tomorrow night the War at Woodland Hills IV will have special guest, WBA Lightweight World Champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios (27-0-1, 20 KO's), signing autographs from 7pm to 8pm. Rios of Oxnard California is scheduled to defend his title against Urbano Antillon July 9, 2011 at the Home Depot Center in Carson CA. Fans are encouraged to get their early to meet the champ.

The War at Woodland Hills IV at the Warner Center Marriott will feature an 8 round Cruiserweight main event between former amateur standouts Anatoliy Dudchenko and Micheal Simms.In the Co-Main event, late replacement Gabe Tolmajyan (10-1, 3KOs) from Glendale, California will step in to fight Juan Antonio Suazo (7-4-2, 5KOs) in a 6 round lightweight clash.

The War at Woodland Hills IV at the Warner Center Marriott will also feature a stacked undercard of highly regarded local fighters including Oxnard's Hugo Centeno, Woodland Hills' own Ivan Castaneda and Ether Arvizu, Montebello's Andres Reyes and the pro debut of Robert Garcia trained fighter, Erik Ruiz

Tickets to THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. THE WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS IV takes place on Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Grand Ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills.Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm.

Chavez Jr. vs. Zbik & Froch-Johnson on Boxing Channel

Chaves Jr-Zbik / Froch-Johnson

This weekend Boxing Channel will be providing extensive coverage of both the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr-Sebastian Zbik match in Los Angeles and the Carl Froch-Glen Johnson battle in Atlantic City. All the coverage can be seen at www.boxingchannel.tv

Chavez Jr.Vs Zbik
Chaves Jr. vs Zbik

In Los Angeles for the Chavez Jr-Zbik middleweight title match Crystina Poncher will anchor coverage at both the Friday, June 3rd weigh-in and also the post fight press conference the following night.

The weigh-in will be streamed live on Boxing Channel starting at 4 p.m. EST.
Froch-Johnson
Froch vs Johnson

At the Froch-Johnson Super Six semi-final match in Atlantic City, award winning boxing commentator Dave Bontempo will host the post fight coverage.

All week Boxing Channel will provide full pre fight coverage of these two matches, including interviews with the participants and a preview of Froch-Johnson with Al Bernstein's keys to victory.

IN OTHER NEWS:

*Oscar de la Hoya's little seen pro debut at the Fabulous Forum can now be viewed on Boxing Channel at http://www.boxingchannel.tv/oscar-de-la-hoya-vs-lamar-williams, you can see how Oscar's iconic career began, with broadcasting legend Chick Hearn calling the action. Great fights from the Forum Boxing series show exclusively on Boxing Channel.

WBC News: Froch-Johnson

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS

June 2, 2011 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

WBC STATISTICS

WBC Super Middleweight World Championship

Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, New Jersey

June 4, 2011

This will be the 1,872nd fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 48-year history.

DiBELLA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS:

CARL “The Cobra” FROCH (Great Britain)

WBC Super Middleweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 33 (July 2, 1977)

Place of birth: Nottingham, England

Residence: Nottingham, England

Record: 27-1, 20 KOs

Height: 6’1”

Stance: Righthanded

Total Rounds: 187

World title fights: 5 (4-1)

Promoter: Matchroom



GLEN JOHNSON (United States)

Ranked WBC No. 2 at super middleweight

Age, date of birth: 42 (1-2-69)

Place of birth: Clarendon, Jamaica

Residence: Miami, Florida

Record: 51-14-2, 35 KOs

Height: 5’11”

Stance: Righthanded

Total Rounds: 450

World title fights: 8 (2-5-1)

Promoter: DiBella Entertainment



WBC SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONS:

1. Ray Leonard (US)

2. Mauro Galvano (Italy)

3. Nigel Benn (GB)

4. Thulane Malinga (S. Afr)

5. Vincenzo Nardiello (Ita)

6. Robin Reid (GB)

7. Thulane Malinga (S. Afr) *

8. Richie Woodhall (GB)

9. Markus Beyer (Germany)

10. Glenn Catley (GB)

11. Dingaan Thobela (S. Afr)

12. Dave Hilton (Can)

13. Eric Lucas (Can)

14. Markus Beyer (Germany) *

15. Danny Green (Australia) Interim

16. Cristian Sanavia (Italy)

17. Markus Beyer (Germany) *

18. Mikkel Kessler (Denmark)

19. Joe Calzaghe (GB)

20. Carl Froch (GB)

21. Mikkel Kessler (Denmark) *

22. Carl Froch (GB) *

* Reconquered



GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY:

17 super middleweight world champions have been recognized by the WBC, three of whom have regained the title: Markus Beyer (Germany) two times, Thulane Malinga (S. Africa), and Carl Froch (GB).

Nigel Benn has the record for most title defenses with 10.

62 super middleweight world title fights have been held in the history of the WBC.



SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY:

England: 20

Germany: 14

USA: 8

Canada: 6

Italy: 4

Denmark: 3

Wales: 2

Uruguay: 1

South Africa: 1

Scotland: 1

Monaco: 1

Finland: 1

Total Fights: 62



62 WBC world title fights have been held in New Jersey in WBC history.

This will be the first WBC super middleweight title fight in New Jersey in WBC history.



BREAKDOWN BY DIVISION:

Light heavy: 14

Welter: 9

Heavy: 8

Middle: 8

Super light: 6

Cruiser: 4

Super bantam: 4

Light: 3

Super welter: 2

Feather: 2

Super feather: 1

Super fly: 1

Total bouts: 62


WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Article posted on 02.06.2011



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