Froch, Johnson Weights from Atlantic City; Gonzalez and Dulorme Make Weight at Preliminary Weigh-in; Gonzalez defeats Cuevas, Oquendo stops Landeros
The Weigh-in was held today in Atlantic City for tomorrow's (June 4) battle between WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl "The Cobra" Froch (27-1, 20 KOs) and former World Champion Glen "The Road Warrior" Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KOs). .
Article posted on 04.06.2011
The two will meet in the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and televised LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Carl Froch 167.5 lbs. Glen Johnson 166.5 lbs.
(WBC middleweight title/Super Six Semifinal)
Zsolt Erdei 174 vs. Byron Mitchell 178
Edison Miranda 182.5 vs. Rayco Saunders 178.5
Ivan Redkach 136.5 vs. Alberto Amaro 134.5
J'Leon Love 160 vs. Lamar Harris 162
Badou Jack 174.5 vs. Hajro Sujak 173
Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson is presented by DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, in association with Matchroom Sports and Caesars Atlantic City.
Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $100, and $50, can be purchased through the Boardwalk Hall ticket office and any retail Ticketmaster outet, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Gonzalez and Dulorme Make Weight at Preliminary Weigh-in
GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO - Undefeated Team Puerto Rico members Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez (13-0, 13 KOs) and Thomas Dulorme (11-0, 10 KOs) both made weight today in a preliminary weigh-in, required by the Puerto Rico Professional Boxing Commission, before participating in their upcoming bouts at Boricua Invasion I and II in New York City on June 10 and 11.
The two sluggers were required to weigh no more than 161 and 154 pounds, respectively, equivalent to 5% above the weight. Gonzalez tipped the scales at 161 and Dulorme came in at 149, and both looked in excellent physical condition.
Dulorme will fight the experienced DeMarcus Corley (37-17-1, 22 KOs) for the NABA Welterweight Championship at Boricua Invasion I on June 10 at Roseland Ballroom in New York and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Gonzalez will face hard-hitting Richard Gutierrez (26-6-1, 16 KOs) for the NABA and WBO Latino Youth Junior Middleweight Championships at Boricua Invasion II, on June 11, also at Roseland Ballroom in New York and televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
jose pedraza 800"We have been working hard for about six weeks and we can see the great outcome of the work. This has been the best camp of my career. I feel much better, with great strength and speed," said Dulorme.
"I'm in the best shape of my life and I know I'll fight very well. Gutierrez is an excellent fighter and for that reason I gave it my all in training," said Gonzalez.
After the preliminary weigh-in both fighters delighted the audience with their skills, along with another member of Team Puerto Rico, José Pedraza (2-0, 2 KOs).
"I feel good. My training has been great and I am ready to fight next Friday," said Pedraza, who will appear at Friday's Boricua Invasion I against Tomi Archambault (1-1).
Dulorme, Pedraza and Gonzalez will travel to New York next Tuesday.
This event was also very special because the team's honorary captain Wilfred "El Radar" Benitez, was present to support Pedraza, Dulorme and Gonzalez.
Team Puerto Rico was developed by promoters Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella, Javier Bustillo and Leon Margules in order to group the best young talent on the island on one team.
Team Puerto Rico's Next Appearance:
Back-to-back, on June 10 and 11 (Friday and Saturday before the 2011 National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday) at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment will present Boricua Invasion I and II, featuring members of Team Puerto Rico Boxing, the eight-man team of Puerto Rico's future ring stars.
Friday's Boricua Invasion I will feature the unstoppable welterweight on everybody's "one to watch" list, Thomas Dulorme (11-0, 10 KOs) vs. former world champion DeMarcus Corley; Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico's highlight-reel welterweight KO specialist Kenny "Battlestar" Galarza (14-1, 14 KOs) vs. Puerto Rican compatriot Irving Garcia and the future superstar already fighting in main events after just two bouts, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (2-0, 2 KOs). The main bouts of Boricua Invasion I will be televised on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Saturday's Boricua Invasion II will feature four more members of Team Puerto Rico: featherweight Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (12-0, 10 KOs) vs. Dat Nguyen; junior middleweight Jonathan "Mantequilla Gonzalez (12-0, 12 KOs); and light welterweight Sanchez vs. Arroyo. Also scheduled for action are Team Puerto Rico light welterweight Jorge "Machito" Maysonet Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs); plus a special off-TV appearance by Puerto Rico-born light welterweight Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (15-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn. The main bouts of Boricua Invasion II will be broadcast live on Showtime: The New Generation.
Tickets for Boricua Invasion I on Friday, June 10 are priced at $175, $125, $75, $45 and are available through Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. On Friday, doors will open at 6:00 pm and the action starts at 6:30.
Tickets for Boricua Invasion II on Saturday, June 11 are priced at $200, $150, $85, and $55 and are available through Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. On Saturday, doors will open at 7:00 pm and the action starts at 7:30.
For VIP Package tickets to both nights, please call DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577.
The Roseland Ballroom is located at 239 West 52nd Street in New York City.
All bouts are subject to change.
For more information, visit www.teampuertoricoboxing.com or www.latinoboxing.com. For more information on the Roseland Ballroom, visit www.roselandballroom.com.
PR BEST BOXING PROMOTIONS INC “A PUÑO LIMPIO” Friday, June 3, 2011 COLISEO ANTONIO R. BARCELÓ, TOA BAJA, PUERTO RICO
(WBO Latino Title 135lbs – 10 Rounds)
JOSÉ G. “PIPINO” CUEVAS JR. VS. JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ
Chihuaha, México (14-7, 12KO’s) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (16-0, 12KO’s)
Gonzalez won at :08 seconds of round six when Cuevas didn’t step up from his corner.
(126lbs – 10 Rounds)
ADOLFO LANDEROS VS. JONATHAN OQUENDO
Hidalgo, México (21-20-1, 10KO’s) Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (21-2, 14KO’s)
Oquendo won by KO at 1:47 of the first round when hit hard Landeros with a punch in the stomach.
(114lbs – 4 Rounds)
IVAN MOXEY VS. JONATHAN GONZÁLEZ
Nassau, Bahamas (2-4, 1KO’s) Caguas, Puerto Rico (3-0, 3KO’s)
Gonzalez won by KO at :20 seconds of the second round. Moxey was down with a right hand.
(140lbs – 6 Rounds)
KEIVY ARCE VS. LUIS JOEL GONZÁLEZ
Moca, Puerto Rico (4-7-1, 2KO’s) Bayamón, Puerto Rico (7-0-1, 4KO’s)
González won by unanimous decision when the three judges voted 60-53. Arce was down in the fourth round.
(142lbs – 4 Rounds)
JOSÉ COLLAZO VS. ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ
Salinas, Puerto Rico (3-1, 2KO’s) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (3-1-1, 3KO’s)
Collazo won by majority decision when judges voted 39-37, 39-37 and 38-38.
(139lbs – 4 Rounds)
RADAMÉS VÉLEZ VS. KEN ÁLVAREZ
Yauco, Puerto Rico (1-2, 1KO’s) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1KO)
Álvarez won by TKO at 1:34 of the second round when referee stopped the fight. Vélez was down in the first and the second round.
(118lbs – 4 Rounds)
JONATHAN GONZÁLEZ VS. JONEL NIEVES
Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (0-2) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1KO)
Nieves won by TKO at 1:16 of the second round when referee stopped the fight. Nieves was down once in the first round.
(137lbs – 4 Rounds)
FERNANDO RAMOS VS. FRANCISCO OCASIO
Lajas, Puerto Rico (0-1) Toa Alta, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1KO)
Ocasio won by TKO at 2:21 of the second round when referee stopped the bout.
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