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TMZ says Victor Ortiz knocks Floyd Mayweather out - in the looks department

Los Angeles (August 29)..."Vicious" Victor Ortiz's STAR POWER just hit new heights. Not only did he make his HBO 24/7 debut Saturday night, but also, early this morning, celebrity gossip site TMZ posted photos of Ortiz almost baring it all in an underwear campaign hotter than the Las Vegas sun. The WBC Welterweight World Champion is currently training for his September 17 mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather and judging from the nearly 20 photos of Ortiz in his skivvies (see below), the hard work in the gym is paying off.

"STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz" is a mega-event taking place Saturday, Sept. 17 from two world-class cities with three world titles at stake. Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz will face off in a 12-round fight for Ortiz's WBC Welterweight World Title from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Canelo Alvarez and Alfonso Gomez will do battle in a 12-round fight for Alvarez's WBC Super Welterweight World Title from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Also live in Las Vegas will be Erik Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight World Title and an opening fight featuring undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas against top contender Josesito Lopez. The mega event is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWALT Tools and AT&T. Alvarez vs. Gomez is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Morales vs. Matthysse is presented in association with Box Latino Promotions and Arano Box Promotions. "STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz" will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the fight live on Primetime, channel 480 on Sky, Virgin on Demand and streamed live via the website primetimelive.co.uk at 2:00 a.m. BST (Sunday, September 18).

ANGELO DUNDEE CELEBRATES 90th BIRTHDAY WHILE REUNITED WITH A SPECIAL PIECE

(Miami, FL) August 29, 2011- Hall of Fame boxing trainer Angelo Dundee was reunited with a piece of his glorious past thanks to boxing fan Ken Drodvillo. Turning 90 this Tuesday August 30, 2011 Angelo Dundee was all smiles as Drodvillo presented Dundee with an early birthday gift. The gift was a mounted red brick from the old 5th Street Gym that will serve as a link between old and new 5th Street Gym which opened last September in Miami Beach.

The legendary 5th Street gym in Miami Beach which produced Muhammad Ali and countless other champions under the watchful eye of Angelo Dundee was no more. It was thought that nothing was saved except for the iconic window that was painted with the gyms name which is now mounted on the wall at the recently reopened 5th Street Gym. Ken Drodvillo an avid boxing fan and current Miami resident kept the spirit of the old gym alive as he one day drove past the site after it was demolished back in 1994 and noticed the rubble. Drodvillo a huge fan of Muhammad Ali says that looking at the recently demolished site made him think, �What a shame, all that history gone in a flash�. Drodvillo grabbed one of the bricks and mounted it as a reminder of boxing memories past and gave it to his attorney and fellow boxing fanatic Tim Agagnost.

Fast forward 17 years and a new modern 5th Street Gym is reopened at the same address on 555 Washington Ave. Angelo Dundee is part owner but spends much time with family as his partners and head trainers Matt Baiamonte and Dino Spencer oversee day to day operations. Ken Drodvillo, now a consultant for Capt. Jimmy�s Fiesta Cruise Boat in Miami one day walks in to speak to Baiamonte about a cruise promotion when naturally they shift their conversation to the old 5th Street Gym. Drodvillo who arrived to Miami in 1963 when stationed at the Homestead Air force Base shared with Baiamonte his memories of the old gym. It was at this moment when Ken had the idea to ask his friend Tim Agagnost to donate the brick to Dundee for his birthday.

Matt Baiamonte arranged the meeting between Ken Drodvillo and Dundee at the gym for the brick exchange. The still spry Dundee was grateful as he took out time from mentoring a young boxer to receive the brick. The always engaging Dundee chatted with Ken about years past as he posed for pictures and signed autographs for everyone that asked.

Ken Drodvillo said,� What a pleasure it was to meet a living legend and to present him with a part of the 5st Gym for his 90th birthday. I felt like I was part of boxing history, and that Angelo appreciated that we donated the brick. I am sure people who visit the 5st Street Gym, will get a kick out of seeing the brick�.

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FEMALE SENSATIONS, MELISSA HERNANDEZ AND RONICA JEFFREY SIGN WITH FISTICUFFS PROMOTIONS

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 29, 2011)�Fisticuffs Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Melissa �Hurracan� Hernandez & �Queen� Ronica Jeffrey to exclusive promotional contracts.

Hernandez of New York has long been regarded as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world as she has taken on an beaten just about all of the top names between the Super Bantamweight and Lightweight divisions.

She has a record of 15-2-3 with five knockouts and has fought all over the world in places such as Canada and Panama in addition to fighting all over the United States.

She went 6-0-1 in her first seven bouts which included fighting for the IFBA Featherweight title in just her fourth bout against forty-two fight veteran Kelsey Jeffries.

That bout ended in a draw.

Two fights later she captured the WIBA Super Bantamweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over Lisa Brown.

Two fights later she captured the GBU Lightweight title with an eight round unanimous decision over Layla McCarter.

Hernandez captured the WIBA Super featherweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over Ela Nunez.

On August 14th, 2010 she won the Interim WIBA Jr. Lightweight title with a eight round unanimous decision over Victoria Cisneros.

Hernandez has won two in a row which includes traveling up to Edmonton, Alberta Canada to defeat hometown girl Jelena Mrdjenovich on June 24th, 2011.

Jeffrey of Brooklyn, NY has a perfect mark of 8-0 with one knockout.

She is known as a consummate boxer and is stepping up the competition with each fight.

She turned pro on January 31, 2008 with a four round unanimous decision over Karen Dulin.

Jeffrey has defeated three undefeated fighters in Angel Gladney (6-0-1); Carla Torres (1-0) and Elizabeth Sherman (3-0).

In the win over Gladney, Jeffrey registered her only knockout by stoppong the previously undefeated fighter in two rounds.

In her last bout, Jeffrey won her first of what looks to be many titles as she scored an six round unanimous decision over Ela Nunez to capture the NABF Super Featherweight title on August 19th in Dover, Delaware.

�I am very happy to have these girls signed with Fisticuffs�, said Brian Cohen, who manages both girls.

�Melissa is already established as the best female fighter in the world and I feel that Fisticuffs will help her get her to the next level�

�With Ronica it�s almost the same situation as she is ready for the big fights. She looked flawless in winning her title and I feel she has just scratched the surface of her potential�

�I am happy to announce the signings of these two fighters�, said Dave Escalet of Fisticuffs Promotions.

�These two girls have all the goods to not only win world championships but be the face of woman�s boxing and adding them to our roster only enhances Fisticuffs.�

�I hope to have big fights secured for each of them before the end of the year�

Article posted on 30.08.2011



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