Lee-Vera on October 1; Eloy Perez Chosen by Fans as Boxer with The Most Caracter
New York, NY - (9/9/2011) - On Saturday, October 1st, Andy Lee (26-1, 19KO's) will not only have the opportunity to erase the lone blemish on his otherwise perfect professional record, but also take yet another step toward fighting for a middleweight world championship, when he takes on former member of "The Contender: Season 3", Brian Vera (19-5, 12KO's). Lee-Vera II, which will air live on HBO's World Championship Boxing, is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and will be the main supporting bout of the evening to Sergio Martinez' World Boxing Council (WBC) Middleweight Diamond Belt title defense against current undefeated, European Champion, Darren Barker. Lee-Vera II is scheduled for 10 rounds in the middleweight division.
Lee, who is rated as the WBA #2, WBO #2, and WBC #6 middleweight in the world, certainly didn't need to take the fight against the very dangerous, and WBO #11-rated Vera, who is just two fights removed from his upset decision victory over former junior middleweight world champion, Sergio Mora. But for Lee, who has strung together 11 consecutive wins since the 2008 loss to Vera, including seven by stoppage, the fight absolutely had to be made.DBE
"I've wanted this rematch with Vera from the moment I lost to him," said Lee. "It means everything to me, to beat the man that beat me, to clear my name and set the record straight. I want to be champion of the world but I also want to look back on my career and know I rose to the challenge and beat the only man that has beaten me. The loss to Vera still weighs heavily on my mind and until I beat him, I will not be able to move on."
Lee has shown a lot of growth since the defeat, and he believes that it will show come fight night.
"In our first fight, I made quite a few mistakes. I was young and inexperienced as a pro fighter. Firstly, I over looked Vera, but he fought with intensity and a lot of determination. This time I am making no mistakes, I am doing everything in preparation for this fight. I am in great shape already and if I have to fight all 10 rounds at full pace I can do that."
Lee realizes the magnitude and importance of the fight both for his immediate and future plans in the sport of boxing.
"I want to prove I am the better fighter and that, in the first fight, Vera caught me at the right time. I give Vera his due. He deserved his victory in our first fight. He turned up in better shape and more focused than me. I know I'm the better fighter though and that I will prove it on October 1st. My focus is totally on Vera, but after I win, which I fully expect to do, I will watch the main event with an eye to fighting the winner. Martinez is rightly considered the best middleweight in the world and if he gets by Barker then that is the fight I want."
Lee-Vera II is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Caesars Atlantic City, and is sponsored by Corona. The show will be aired live on HBO's World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT.
Tickets are priced at $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Boardwalk Hall box office.
Stay tuned for a word out off Camp Vera...
HAVOC BOXING H4: REMEMBERING 9/11 FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND NOTES PLUS PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO LINKS
NEW YORK (September 9, 2011)—On Thursday afternoon, the media gathered at Club 1849 in the SoHo section of New York City for the final press conference before Saturday night’s big fight card at The Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York.
In the main event, Amanda Serrano will take on Kimberly Connor for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Featherweight championship.
Undefeated Super Middleweight, Joel “El Ray” Castillo will take on an opponent to be determined.
In a third co-feature, undefeated and powerful Colombian knockout artist Santander Silgado (18-0, 16 KO’s) will take on the upset specialist, Harvey Jolley in a six round Cruiserweight bout.
The eleven bout card is promoted by Rob Diaz’ Havoc Boxing Promotions
Below are quotes from a few of the participants plus the link to view and embed the press conference video
Andre Rozier—“The athletes on this card will be boxing in the memory of those we did lose”
“People are saying with eleven bouts that this is a Don King-eqsue card but this is what
Havoc Boxing is all about”
“This is one of many steps that will make Havoc is making to rise to the top”
“On Saturday night we will remember 9/11 and it’s a day we will never forget”
“Amanda Serrano is a fantastic athlete and every time she fights, she has the intent of
destroying her opponent”
Kelly Richardson (Trainer of Zachary Ochoa)—“I look forward to more great events with Havoc Promotions”
Zachary Ochoa (Pro Debut)—“I will put on a great show. I worked hard. This is my time to shine”
Alvin Acosta—“Be ready. I am back. We are ready to fight”
“This is what I have been doing all of my life and I am back”
Joel Castillo—“We have been struggling but we been working hard. Everyone who I train with motivates me. I am ready for whoever I fight. We don’t play games. We are in the hurt business and on Saturday night, dome body will get hurt.”
NOTES…To honor EMS workers, all Policeman, Firemen, EMT and other workers will receive 20% discounts on all tickets with proof of ID..Most of the fighters were in the process of completing their medical examiners. Fridays weigh-in will begin at 1pm…The rest of the card will feature: Anthony Irons (3-0-1, 2 KO’s)—Undefeated Welterweight—Brooklyn, NY…Ryan Ramaya (Pro Debut)--Featherweight—Brooklyn, NY…Arman Mrkanovic (1-1)—Cruiserweight—Queens, NY…Frank Galarza (3-0, 1 KO)—Jr. Welterweight—Brooklyn, NY
LINK TO VIEW PRESS CONFERENCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-tK3DQiptY
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Eloy Perez Chosen by Fans as Boxer with The Most Caracter
New York (September 9, 2011) – Eloy “El Principe” Perez scored an impressive second-round knockout over his contender Daniel Jimenez, during the main event of the September 2 broadcast of “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.” Perez also made an impression on the judges at home, receiving 76% of all votes cast by boxing aficionados via text message and on Univision.com, placing him in fourth place in the competition for the third “Cinturón Tecate” of the year.
“Cinturón Tecate” is an award created to celebrate the boxers who display the most carácter in the ring during the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast each Friday night on TeleFutura. Tecate recognizes that viewers at home are the best judges and allows them to vote for their favorite fighter of the night by sending a text message to 55333 or visiting www.Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. To thank participating fans, each text submitted gives them the opportunity to win boxing memorabilia, such as T-shirts, autographed pictures and even tickets to future “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fights.
As a contender in the competition, the boxer who receives the highest percentage of votes from July through September 30 will win the “Cinturón Tecate” belt and appear on Univision’s premier sports show “República Deportiva.” Current rankings are:
Ranking Boxer % of Votes Date of Fight
1 Jessie Vargas 87% July 8
2 Michael Perez 85% August 19
3 Omar Figueroa 78% August 26
4 Eloy Perez 76% September 2
5 Antonio Diaz 69% August 12
6 Beibut Shumenov 58% July 29
7 Jayson Velez 56% July 15
8 Jose Silveira 52% July 22
Tonight, Friday September 9, Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado meets Keenan Collins of Reading, Penn. for the vacant Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight Title in the 10-round main event at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, Penn. Adults will have the opportunity to cast their vote, by sending a text message with B1 to vote for Collins or B2 in support of Rosado to 55333, or visit Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. The broadcast will air on TeleFutura at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (10:30 p.m. CT).
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