DeGale vs. Wilcewski on Cleverly-Bellew undercard on 10/15; Mayweather-Ortiz fact sheet
James DeGale's challenge for the European Super-Middleweight title will be chief support to the explosive showdown between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew at the Liverpool Echo Arena.
Article posted on 07.09.2011
The former British champion gets straight back into title contention against the reigning champion Piotr Wilczewski from Roztocznik in Poland on Saturday 15th October.
Promoter Frank Warren confirmed the addition today at a press conference in London today.
DeGale, who won the British title in Liverpool when he beat Paul Smith, said, "I'm looking forward to returning to Liverpool to fight for the European title in what will be a good fight for the fans,"
"I had a great win there when I beat Paul Smith in December to claim the British title and although he was the local favourite then, I hope the fans will come out and support me,"
"Piotr is a good tough champion and he looks like a right handful, this is really tough fight for me and I'm expecting him to bring the best out in me on the night,"
"It's fantastic that I'm challenging for the European title in my first fight back and I'm going to take the title."
A further title fight on the card sees 2008 Olympian and unbeaten pro Billy Joe Saunders challenge for the first title of his career when he takes on Southern Area Middleweight Champion Gary Bouldon for his title.
An action packed undercard features Liverpool's former British Super-Middleweight Champion Paul Smith; unbeaten Liverpool prospects Joe Selkirk, Rocky Fielding and Liam Smith, Ellesmere Port's unbeaten talent Paul Butler; sensational prospet Ronnie Heffron from Oldham; Welsh stars Craig Evans and Tobias Webb; plus the highly anticipated professional debut of Hyde cruiserweight Danny "Boom Boom" Benson.
Mayweather vs. Ortiz fact sheet
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
WHERE: MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA & STAPLES CENTER
Las Vegas, Nev. Los Angeles, Calif.
PRINCIPLES: MAIN EVENT - WBC WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE - 12 ROUNDS - FROM LAS VEGAS
FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER vs. “VICIOUS” VICTOR ORTIZ
Six-Time, Five-Division World Champion WBC Welterweight World Champion
Las Vegas, Nev. Ventura, Calif.
41-0 (25-KO’s) 29-2-2 (22 KO’s)
World Boxing Council (WBC) SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE - 12 ROUNDS - FROM LOS ANGELES
CANELO ALVAREZ vs. ALFONSO GOMEZ
WBC Super Welterweight World Champion #6 Rated WBC Super Welterweight Contender
Guadalajara, Mexico Los Angeles, Calif.
37-0-1 (27 KO’s) 23-4-2 (12 KO’s)
WBC SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE - 12 ROUNDS - FROM LAS VEGAS
ERIK “EL TERRIBLE” MORALES vs. LUCAS MATTHYSSE
Six Time, Three Division World Champion #7 Rated WBC Super Lightweight Contender
Tijuana, Mexico Trelew, Argentina
51-7 (35 KO’s) 28-2 (26 KO’s)
SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT- 10 ROUNDS - FROM LAS VEGAS
JESSIE VARGAS vs. JOSESITO LOPEZ
Undefeated Top Super Lightweight Contender #8 Rated WBC Super Lightweight Contender
Las Vegas, Nev . Riverside, Calif.
16-0 (9 KO’s) 29-3 (17 KO’s)
PROMOTED BY: Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions with Alvarez vs. Gomez presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Morales vs. Matthysse presented in association with Box Latino Promotions and Arano Box Promotions.
SPONSORED BY: Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T
TICKETS: Tickets for Mayweather vs. Ortiz are priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150, not including applicable service charges, with a total ticket limit of twelve (12) per person. Ticket sales are limited to ten (10) per person at the $1,250, $1,000, $600 and $300 price levels with a ticket limit of two (2) per person at the $150 price level. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets for Alvarez vs. Gomez, priced at $300, $150, $75 and $50, are on sale now and available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000. Tickets are also available at STAPLES Center box office.
TELEVISION: “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.
THOMAS “CORNFLAKE” LAMANNA SPENDS WEEK AT MAYWEATHER GYM
NEWARK, NJ (September 7, 2011)—Even though he just graduated from high school, undefeated Welterweight prospect, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna received a crash course in boxing education to the highest degree as he spent a week at the famed Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas.
LaManna, who is preparing to fight for the BAM Youth title on September 14th at The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey gained a ton of knowledge and experience just being around what many call “The first family of boxing” as he gets ready for his fight.
“It was an incredible experience to be out there”, said the nineteen year old LaManna, who trained for six days in the gym.
“Besides Floyd, there were a ton of other world class fighters out there and watching them made me push my training up a few notches. Those guys have been to the top of the mountain in this sport and I am so inspired by that”
“They were a great bunch of guys and I can’t thank them enough for letting me train in the gym. To watch the best fighter in the world work and see how hard he trains and goes about his business just makes me want to be the best”
LaManna was exposed to more than just boxing as he can be seen in the first installment of the Emmy Award winning show “Mayweather-Ortiz: 24/7”
“I can’t wait to fight on September 14th as I learned so much in that week and I can feel big things are ahead of me”
LaManna will take on Josh Williams (3-2, 3 KO’s) of Sheridan, Arkansas in a four round bout.
The show is promoted by Vincent Ponte’s Gulfstream Boxing and Gabe LaConte.
In the main event, Michael Torres (13-2, 7 KO’s) of Jersey City, NJ will take on Mark Alexander (10-5, 1 KO) of London, England in a eight round Jr. Welterweight bout.
In a battle of Lightweights from Newark, Carlos Vinan (10-9-4, 2 KO’s) takes on Wanzell Ellison (4-0, 3 KO’s) in a six round bout.
Popular Welterweight Vinny “The Lion” O’Brien (2-1, 2 KO’s) will take on pro debuting Carlos Velez of Vineland, NJ in a four round bout.
Tyrone Luckey (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Middletown, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a four round Lightweight bout.
Tyabb Beale (4-3, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ will fight Taffo Asongwed (2-8-7) of Montreal in a four round Heavyweight tussle.
Undefeated Heavyweight John Lennox (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Carteret, NJ will take on Kevin Johnson (3-4, 2 KO’s) of Englewood Arsenal, Maryland in a four round bout
John Bolden (2-1, 2 KO’s) of New York will see action against Eric Newell (1-1, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA in a four round Heavyweight bout.
Rounding out the card will be John Thompson (1-0, 1 KO) of Newark battling Lee Snow of Baltimore in a four round Super Middleweight bout.
Tickets priced $100 (Limited VIP), $50, & $30 (Very Limited) and are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 973-350-9993 or 1-866-263-STAR
The Grand Ballroom at the Robert Treat Hotel is located at 50 Park Place, Newark NJ. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout 7:30 sharp.
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