Collado-Ramos on October 29th; Sosa vs. Wonjongkam on Friday; Shaw/Thompson sign Prescott and Romero
Fighting for the first time under the Main Events banner, Joselito Collado (12-0, 3 KO's) of Jamaica, Queens, NY, will take on undefeated Casey Ramos, (14-0, 4 KO's) of Austin, TX, on October 29th in an 8 round Super Featherweight bout at Win Star World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The fight will open the live Top Rank telecast on FOX Sports at 10 pm eastern/7 pm pacific.
Article posted on 18.10.2011
In his last fight Collado scored a sixth round split decision over Rafael Lora at Newark's Prudential Center. Ramos also earned a split decision in his last fight in an 8-rounder against Georgi Kevlishvili in Las Vegas. Collado and Ramos were slated to fight this past July but an illness forced Collado to pull out.
Collado says he is ready for anything Ramos brings, "We've been training really hard for almost 2 months. Right now we are training 5 minute rounds, sometimes doing 12 rounds of 5 minutes without stopping, so my conditioning has gotten much better. We are boxing more during this training camp because we hear that the guy likes to come forward. I am ready. I feel incredibly good. I am in a very strong frame of mind. I'm looking to put this guy out by the fourth round."
WBC News: Sosa - Wonjongkam
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
October 18, 2011 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
WBC Flyweight World Championship
11th Infantry Boxing Arena - Bangkok, Thailand
October 21, 2011
This will be the 1,902nd fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.
At the seven-day official pre-weigh-in, Edgar Sosa weighed 116 pounds and Pongsaklek Wonjongkam weighed 117.
Bangkok is being threatened by floods that have devastated a large part of the area, and promoter Piyarat Vachirarattanawongse is considering the possibility of changing the venue for this bout. It is currently scheduled to be held at the 11th Infantry Boxing Arena. If the rain does not stop and the original venue is threatened by flooding, the event would be moved to the legendary Lumpini Stadium, near downtown Bangkok.
PETCHYINDEE BOXING PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:
WONJONGKAM vs. SOSA
PONGSAKLEK WONJONGKAM (Thailand)
WBC Flyweight World Champion
Age, date of birth: 34 (August 11, 1977)
Residence: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Place of birth: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Professional record: 82-3-1, 45 KOs
Total rounds: 560
Title fights: 25 (23-1-1)
Trainer: Virat Vachirarattanawong
Promoter: Petchyindee Boxing Promotions
EDGAR SOSA (Mexico)
Ranked WBC No. 1 at flyweight, mandatory challenger
Age, date of birth: 32 (August 23, 1979)
Residence: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Place of birth: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Professional record: 43-6, 26 KOs
Total rounds: 350
Title fights: 11 (10-1)
Manager: Jose Luis Camarillo
Promoter: Jacques Deschamps
WBC FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
1. Pone Kingpetch (Tha) 1963
2. Hiroyuki Ebihara (Jap) 1963 - 1964
3. Pone Kingpetch (Thai) * 1964 - 1965
4. Salvatore Burruni (Italy) 1965 - 1966
5. Walter Mcgowan (GB) 1966
6. Chartchai Chionoi (Thai) 1966 - 1969
7. Efren Torres (Mex) 1969 - 1970
8. Chartchai Chionoi (Thai) * 1970
9. Erbito Salavarria (Phil) 1970 - 1971
10. Betulio Gonzalez (Ven) 1972
11. Venice Borkorsor (Thai) 1972 - 1973
12. Betulio Gonzalez (Ven) * 1973 - 1974
13. Shoji Oguma (Jap) 1974 - 1975
14. Miguel Canto (Mex) 1975 - 1979
15. Chan-Hee Park (Kor) 1979 - 1980
16. Shoji Oguma (Japan) * 1980 - 1981
17. Antonio Avelar (Mex) 1981 - 1982
18. Prudencio Cardona (Col) 1982
19. Freddie Castillo (Mex) 1982
20. Eleoncio Mercedes (Dom R.) 1982 - 1983
21. Charlie Magri (GB) 1983
22. Frank Cedeño (Phil) 1983 - 1984
23. Koji Kobayashi (Jap) 1984
24. Gabriel Bernal (Mex) 1984
25. Sot Chitalada (Tha) 1984 - 1988
26. Yong-Kang Kim (Kor) 1988 - 1989
27. Sot Chitalada (Thai) * 1989 - 1991
28. Muangchai Kittikasem (Thai) 1991 - 1992
29. Yuri Arbachakov (Russia) 1992 - 1996
30. Chatchai Sasakul (Thai) 1997 - 1998
31. Manny Pacquiao (Phil) 1998 - 1999
32. Medgoen Singsurat (Thai) 1999 - 2000
33. Malcolm Tunacao (Phil) 2000 - 2001
34. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Thai) 2001 - 2007
35. Jorge Arce (Mexico) Interim 2005 - 2006
36. Daisuke Naito (Japan) 2007 - 2009
37. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam* (Thai) Interim 2009
38. Koki Kameda (Japan) 2009 – 2010
39. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam* (Thai) 2010 - current
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE FLYWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC:
32 world champions recognized by the WBC, of whom only five have regained the title: Pone Kingpetch (Thailand), Chartchai Chionoi (Thailand), Betulio Gonzalez (Nenezuela), Shoji Oguma (Japan), Sot Chitalada (Thailand), and Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Thailand) two times.
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam holds the division record for the most world title defenses with 22.
141 flyweight world title bouts have been held in the history of the WBC.
WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY:
WBC WORLD TITLE BOUTS HELD IN THAILAND
94 world title bouts have been held in Thailand in WBC history.
44 flyweight world title fights have been held in Thailand in WBC history.
WBC WORLD TITLE FIGHTS IN THAILAND IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC, BY DIVISION:
Light fly: 12
Super light: 5
Super bantam: 4
Super fly: 4
Super feather: 1
Total bouts: 94
WBC TITLE FIGHTS - MEXICO vs. THAILAND:
There have been 47 WBC world title fights between boxers of these nationalities.
Mexico has won 18, Thailand has won 28, with 1 draw.
Jan. 28, 1968 Chartchai Chionoi KO13 Efren Torres, Naucalpan - Fl
Oct. 13, 1973 Rafael Herrera W15 Benice Borkhorsor, Inglewood - Ban
Jan. 30, 1976 Rodolfo Martinez W15 Benice Borkhorsor, Bangkok - Ban
Oct. 8, 1984 Sot Chitalada W12 Gabriel Bernal, Bangkok - Fl
Jan. 18, 1986 Samart Payakarun KO5 Lupe Pintor, Bangkok - SB
Oct. 25, 1991 Muangchai Kittikasem W12 Alberto Jimenez, Bangkok - Fl
Aug. 22, 1992 Ricardo Lopez KO4 Singprasert Kittikasem, Ciudad Madero - St
Sep. 14, 1992 Humberto Gonzalez KO2 Napa Kiatwanchai, Inglewood – L-Fl
Jul. 3, 1993 Ricardo Lopez TKO2 Saman Sorjaturong, Nuevo Laredo - St
Jul. 15, 1995 Saman Sorjaturong TKO7 Humberto Gonzalez, Inglewood – L-Fl
Jul. 4, 1997 Sirimongkol Singmanassuk W12 Victor Rabanales, P. Thani - Ban
Aug. 15, 2003 Jesus Chavez W12 Sirimongkol Singmanassuk, Austin – SF
Dec. 5, 2000 Veeraphol Sahaprom TKO5 Oscar Arciniega, Bangkok - Ban
May 14, 2001 Veeraphol Nakhonluang KO3 Ricardo Barajas, Paris - Ban
Jul. 15, 2004 Pongsaklek Wonjongkam TKO5 Luis A. Martinez, Khonkaen - Fl
Sep. 11, 2004 Veeraphol Nakhonluang W12 Cecilio Santos, Chainart - Ban
Jun. 30, 2006 Pongsaklek Wonjongkam TKO4 Everardo Morales, Bangkok - Fl
Apr. 4, 2009 Edgar Sosa TKO4 Pornsawan Porpramook, Ciudad Victoria – L-Fl
WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.
Shaw & Thompson Sign Daulis Prescott & Jhonatan Romero
TOTOWA, NJ/ORANGE, CA (October 18, 2011) -- Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions have teamed-up again, forming Team Colombia, which includes the recent signings of world-rated featherweight Daulis Prescott and 2008 Colombian Olympian Jhonatan "Momo" Romero.
"Like with Team Puerto Rico," Shaw said, "I'm also involved with forming Team Colombia. This is another rich boxing country with talented boxers such as Prescott and Romero. Alex Camponovo, Ken (Thompson) and I work very well together and we're signing the best Colombian fighters to showcase in the United States. We already co-promote two great Colombian fighters, Darley Perez and Yonnhy Perez, and now we've added two other potential world champions, Prescott and Romero, to our Team Colombia."
Colombia has produced several world champion boxers such as the Julio brothers, Jorge Eliecer and Ener, Antonio "Kid Pambele" Cervantes, Miguel "Happy" Lora, Fidel Bossa and Rodrigo Valdez. The late, great Diego "Chico" Corrales, who Shaw also promoted, was born in the U.S. but his father was Colombian.
The 25-year-old Prescott (23-0, 17 KOs), rated No. 4 by the IBF and No. 6 by the WBA, comes from a long line of boxers starting with his grandfather, continuing with his father, and including his brother, Breidis, who is best known for knocking out Amir Khan.
A standout amateur boxer who was a Silver Medalist at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, Romero (18-0, 11 KOs) is a 24-year-old southpaw with tremendous upside. "Momo," the former Colombian featherweight champion, owns the WBO Latino super bantamweight title and he is rated No. 14 by the WBO.
"We are happy to open the doors to these talented and highly-rated Colombian fighters in the U.S. market," added Alex Camponovo, Thompson's General Manager. "We have worked diligently to add them to our roster and we solidified our already successful business relationship with our friend, Gary Shaw. Teaming-up with their legendary manager, Billy Chams, is also something we are proud of. Billy has handled the careers of numerous Colombian champions and contenders over the past few decades."
Go online to www.garyshawproductions or www.thompsonboxingpromotions.com for additional information about Team Colombia.
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