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Aydin vs. Jo Jo Dan – 30 day check weigh-in

On NOVEMBER 26th, WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin will defend his title against Canada based Romanian Ionut "Jo Jo Dan" Ion in Trabzon, Turkey. Today Aydin weighed in at 157.6 lbs. / 71.5 kg easily making the required limit of no more than 10 percent over the official limit (147 lbs.)

Aydin is currently in training camp in Stuttgart, Germany. "Selcuk is already in great shape", says head coach Conny Mittermeier. "He is very focused and working very hard."
Attached: Picture of Selcuk Aydins check weigh-in

LOS ANGELES AREA FIGHTERS ARE SET FOR TOMORROW NIGHT'S HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EDITION OF "FRIGHT NIGHT CLUB"

LOS ANGELES, October 26 - Halloween will be celebrated early this year when Los Angeles' top boxing prospects do battle at "Fright Night Club," tomorrow night at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia. Fans will be treated to a five-fight event that features the area's top undefeated talent along with tomorrow's rising stars making professional debuts during an evening of professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG.

In the six-round middleweight main event, Oxnard's Alfonso Blanco (6-0, 2 KO's), a 2008 Venezuelan Olympian, meets up with Fontana's Leshon Sims (5-9, 3 KO's). In the co-main event, Los Angeles' Ernesto Ocon (4-0, 2 KO's) takes on Santa Ana's Ricardo Malfavon (1-5-1, 1 KO) in a six round junior middleweight brawl.


In the opening bout of the evening, two boxers entering the professional ring for the first time will be in the spotlight when Montebello's Santiago Guevara battles Garden Grove's Naphi Mohammad in a four round junior lightweight fight.

Also making the leap into the world of professional boxing will be two LA products, as junior lightweight Xavier Montelongo Jr. of East Los Angeles faces fellow debutant Jose Garcia of Santa Ana, and Maywood's welterweight Luis Mora makes his debut against Exetan's Stephen Rubalcava (0-6). Both fights are scheduled for four rounds.

"Fright Night Club" is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and AEG and sponsored by DeWalt Tools, Budweiser, MetroPCS and Super A Foods. The fights will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings) and streamed live online at www.RingTV.com at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. ET. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. PT and the first bell rings at 8:00 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by HOT 92.3's Jimmy Reyes.

Tickets, priced at $150 (VIP On-Stage Seats, which allow purchasers to sit ringside on Club Nokia's stage near VIP's attending the fight [De La Hoya, etc.] and grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $100 (VIP Balcony Seats in the first two rows which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $60 (VIP Balcony Seats which grant buyers access to the Club Nokia VIP Room during the event), $25 (General Admission Upper Balcony Seats) and $15 (General Admission Floor Standing Room) and may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 online at www.ticketmaster.com or through any Ticketmaster outlet or the STAPLES Center box office. Group tickets are also available by calling 1-877-AEG TICKETS (1-877-234-8425).

Now in its third season, "Fight Night Club" is Golden Boy Promotions' and AEG's critically acclaimed live monthly boxing series, that presents boxing in a night club atmosphere, with a DJ, music, great food and a VIP room, as well as a unique setup where the ring is on Club Nokia's stage with standing room for fans in front of the ring, as well as reserved seating in the balcony. After the boxing action ends, fans are invited to stay to hear great music played by LA's hottest DJ's, dance and mingle with the fighters as the venue converts back into a night club. Athletes and celebrities have flocked to Club Nokia to take in the "Fight Night Club" action including, future Hall of Famer and GBP President Oscar de la Hoya, future Hall of Famer and GBP Partner Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard, current and former World Champions Amir "King" Khan, Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora, Daniel Ponce De Leon and Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi, plus sports and entertainment stars Will i Am, Ron Artest, Taboo, Mario Lopez, Audrina Patridge, Baby Bash, Aubrey O'Day, Tattoo and many more.

Fight Night at The Coronet Theatre, ‘No Quarter Asked, No Quarter Given’

Following the incredible response to his latest event, held at the Coronet Theatre in London’s Elephant and Castle, promoter Mickey Helliet has inked a deal which will mean the next instalment of his ‘Hellraiser Fight Night’ series will be screened live across Europe. European TV giants Eurosport are the latest to join Helliet’s growing army of supporters and will show his next fight night ‘No Quarter Asked, No Quarter Given’ at The Coronet Theatre on Friday, November 25th.

The event sees the start of a new partnership between Helliet and his long time friend and fellow London promoter Robert Waterman. It could be that the pair’s qualities complement each other. Waterman has a wealth of experience (he enjoyed successful spells as promoter of world champions Ricky Hatton and David Haye) and contacts with major broadcasters. Helliet currently manages more boxers than anyone else in the UK and has established a burgeoning reputation for promoting exciting small hall fights.

The bill will be topped by an intriguing contest for the Southern Area Lightweight Title between two extremely popular fighters in Hove’s exciting Ben Murphy and Carshalton’s unbeaten Tony Owen. As well as an interesting contrast in styles between Owen’s composed, measured boxing and Murphy’s explosive aggression, the bout is certain to provide the high levels of excitement and electric atmosphere upon which Helliet’s company has built its name.

Hellraiser Promotions are established pioneers of small hall boxing, stripping the sport back to basics and delivering pound-for-pound top quality bills where 50-50 matches are fought out in front of standing room only audiences. Helliet’s reputation for high- energy, hunger-driven matchmaking has earned him respect from his peers and grabbed the attention of fans and boxing bigwigs alike. He is relishing the challenge of taking his events to a wider audience and is keen to continue with the same formula that has brought his events cult status among the capital’s fight fans. “I always like to put shows on that I feel would appeal to me as a fan and this event definitely ticks that box. Closely matched competitive fights have always worked well for me so I definitely won’t be changing that. The basics will stay the same. I always pay attention to what motivates the fighters and use that to make great fights. Now thanks to the faith that Eurosport have put in me, millions of people all over Europe are going to be able to enjoy watching my events. Believe me they are in for a treat. I’m excited by the prospect of having a bigger budget to work with, that is going to enable me to put on bigger events and higher profile fights.

Helliet sees beauty in building two fighters in their respective localities, developing their talent through focus and discipline, building local support and encouraging a healthy rivalry between two worthy, well prepared competitors. ‘Fight Night at The Coronet’ delivered its promise. The Southern Area Welterweight Championship fight between Gavin Tait and Chas Symonds is sure to feature in the experts’ fight-of-the-year polls after their classic gave the punters an adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed evening of first- class boxing. “In the main event neither of the fighters (Gavin Tait and Chas Symonds) took a backward step. They fought beyond exhaustion, until they could barely hold their hands up any longer, yet as soon as the bell went to finish the bout they were like old friends, hugging and joking with each other. The mutual respect between the competitors was obvious, while the fans of both fighters followed their lead, each fighter’s fans offering generous applause to their opponent. That is what my events are about, top quality boxing in an electric atmosphere, driven by a full house of fervent and knowledgeable fight enthusiasts. When you mix those ingredients you can’t fail to produce first class entertainment, I think of my events as unique in that way.”

Article posted on 27.10.2011



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