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Kessler moves training camp to Spain for Stieglitz bout; Calderon-Garcia on 10/29

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Middleweight Champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) has moved his training camp to Southern Spain. Together with his trainer Jimmy Montoya, the Viking Warrior will continue the preparation for the November 5 clash against WBO Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) in the Spanish sun. “Denmark has been blessed with a lot of great things – great people, a great capital and some great boxers. But it has not always been blessed with great weather,” Montoya said. “It will be good to train outside in the sun for a couple of days. It´s a very long training camp so it´s nice to get out and about and do something different from the usual routine.”

Montoya said he was pleased with Kessler´s preparation. “I know this kid for a long time,” he added. “Trust me, the world has not seen the best of him yet. He did well against (Carl) Froch and he did well against (Mehdi) Bouadla, but when he steps through the ropes against Stieglitz, he will be even better.”

Kessler will be back in Copenhagen on Tuesday for the media day.

IVÁN CALDERÓN VS RAÚL GARCÍA FOR THE WBO INTERIM 105LB TITLE; ALSO FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS WILFREDO VÁZQUEZ JR. AND CARLOS QUINTANA ON OCTOBER 29

GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO- Former world champions Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon and Raul "Rayito" Garcia will collide next October 29 at the Coliseo Mario "Quijote" Morales in Guyanabo, Puerto Rico, along with former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Carlos “El Indio” Quintana as part of the 24th World Boxing Organization (WBO) Annual Convention to be held in the island from October 24 to October 29.

Today, at the Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico in Guaynabo, was the press conference for the the card, a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), that will have Calderon (34-2-1, 6 KOs) versus Garcia (30-2-1, 18 KOs) for the WBO interim minimumweight title as headliner.

Meanwhile, former WBO superbantanmweight champion Vazquez Jr. (20-1-1, 17 KOs) will fight in a ten rounder for a WBO regional title against a foe to be named, and Quintana (28-3, 22 KOs), former WBO welterweight champion, will face a rival to be announced for a WBO superwelterweight regional title.

Another five bouts will complete the show.

Tickets availables at Ticketcenter, 1 787 792-5000, www.tcpr.com. Prices are $25, $40, $78, $103 and $203.

FRANK WARREN'S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE ON WWW.FRANKWARREN.TV TOMORROW!

Make sure you log in to www.frankwarren.tv tomorrow at 12.30pm (UK time) to watch Frank Warren's big announcement LIVE from the Indigo at London's 02 Arena.

PANTHER PROMOTIONS “FUTURE SUPERSTARS” GOES HOLLYWOOD WITH DREAM WORKS FILMS IN THEIR PREMIERE OF “REAL STEEL” AT THE HARD ROCK ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Fight week is upon us as Panther Promotions proudly returns to The Seminole Hard Rock Live this Friday for their second South Florida boxing extravaganza. The scheduled eight-bout card features Bahamian-born former NABA lightweight champion Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (28-6-2, 16 KOs) against former IBF featherweight king Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken (16-8-1, 12 KOs) in the ten-round main event.

Other notable undercard bouts include Bronx-born female flyweight Marisol Miranda (4-4, 1 KO) versus Chantel “Gorgeous Babe” Cordoba (8-2-1, 3 KOs) of Colorado in a six-round battle. Undefeated Kronk gym light middleweight Tony Harrison (3-0, 3 KOs) makes his first South Florida appearance in a four-round duel against an opponent to be announced. Texas welterweight Jermall Charlo (7-0, 3 KOs) takes on lanky Eric Draper (4-5, 1 KO) in a six-round affair. Super-featherweights Aaron Chavez (2-2) and Larry Yanez (2-3) go toe-to-toe for four rounds. Light welterweight Juan “Pancho” Copado (1-0, 1 KO) squares off against Tommy Bryant (2-2-1) in another four-rounder while Brooklyn light middleweight Cletus Seldin (2-0, 1 KO) returns to The Hard Rock to face Clarence Booth (2-0, 1 KO) in his four-round slugfest.

Ticket prices are $105, $65, $35*. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply. $1 of every ticket sold will be donated to the charitable organization “HELP OTHERS”, a non-for-profit organization established to assist young men and women to obtain scholarship assistance as well as assisting single mothers to help their children to advance themselves in a better direction.

Article posted on 21.09.2011



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