Khan to give commentary for Pacquiao vs. Marquez bout on Primetime; Wach ready for Gavern

London, England (November 3, 2011) – British boxing sensation and reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-welterweight world champion Amir ‘King’ Khan will be ringside as a guest commentator for Primetime (Channel 480 on Sky) when his stablemate Manny Pacquiao faces off against the Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez next Saturday night.

The 12th of November clash has been one of the most eagerly anticipated amongst fight fans as it brings to head the third, and potentially final, encounter between two legends whose previous engrossing battles have exceeded expectations.

More of the same is expected, with both fighters promising not to give an inch as they aim to close the book once and for all on a trilogy that will go down amongst boxing folklore.

Having already captured a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate in Pacquiao-Marquez, Primetime is delighted to have landed another of the fight games biggest names in Khan who will be on hand to watch over a great night of boxing that, away from the main event, sees Breidis Prescott take on the undefeated Mike Alvarado and the Bolton star’s nemesis Timothy Bradley against the experienced Joel Casamayor.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing some great action on November 12th,” said Khan. “I’ve been with Manny for some of his camp and I can tell you he is looking razor sharp in the gym. His speed and power is coming together at the right time but we all know how dangerous an opponent Juan Manuel Marquez is. He’s shown in the previous two fights between them that there is no quit in him and that he has the ability to cause Manny some trouble. Like everyone I’m excited about the fight because it’s clear that it’s going to be one that boxing fans are going to love,” added Khan.

The Olympic silver medallist is also convinced that the undercard will prove to be just as intriguing for spectators.

“Prescott is coming off a loss to Paul McCloskey but I’m sure he will know that this fight is his last chance at reaching the big time and getting into world-title contention. Since we fought his career has not progressed the way he would have wanted but he can be a dangerous fighter because of his punching power and that makes fans interested especially because he is up against Alvarado who is undefeated,” said Khan.

“Timothy Bradley is another name on the undercard that I’m sure many will want to watch just to see how he looks after his long lay-off. It’s no secret that I wanted to fight him and prove that I’m the undisputed king of the 140 pound division, but I will be watching closely to see how he does against a veteran like Casamayor who has been in with, and beat, some of the top names in the sport like the late Diego Corrales and Michael Katsidis,” said the world champion.

The November 12 clash will be screened live and exclusive in the UK on Primetime (Channel 480 on Sky). Having screened some of boxing’s biggest names including Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Carl Froch, Primetime are set to get boxing fans mouths watering again with Pacquiao vs Marquez III.

You can order this great night of boxing, which is also set to feature both Timothy Bradley and Breidis Prescott, for only £14.95 by calling 08712004444*, by visiting or Virgin Media customers can purchase using the ‘On Demand’ menu. Customers on Sky must register the first time they use Primetime and once registered can purchase using the ‘Box Office’ menu.

Wach unfazed by last-minute audible, ready to face Gavern

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Nov. 4th, 2011) – Though he spent the duration of his training camp preparing to face former world champion Oliver McCall, undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach isn’t concerned with having to stand toe-to-toe with a new opponent Saturday night at Mohegan Sun.

“I was looking forward to facing the former world champ,” Wach said at Friday’s weigh-in, “but I’ve trained hard and I’m ready to fight anyone. I look forward to putting on a great show for the fans.”

Wach (25-0, 13 KOs) will now defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) International heavyweight title against 29th-ranked challenger Jason Gavern (21-8-4, 10 KOs) of Kissimmee, Fla., in the 12-round main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “November Reign” show, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at the Mohegan Sun Arena and presented in association with Global Boxing and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

Both fighters clocked in at similar weights Friday; Wach weighed 248 pounds and Gavern tipped the scales at 248 ¼ pounds. Wach is currently ranked No. 8 in the WBC, and Saturday will be his first title defense since he won the crown with a fourth-round knockout victory over Kevin McBride in July.

All $105 ringside tickets for “November Reign” are sold out, but tickets are still available at $65 and $40 and can be purchased by calling CES at 401.724.2253/2254 or Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000. Fans can also purchase tickets online at,, or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Four months after beating Derrick Findley at Mohegan Sun to capture the WBC U.S. National Boxing Council (USNBC) middleweight title, Elvin Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KOs) of New Haven will face veteran Juan Astorga (15-7-1, 10 KOs) of Thornton, Colo., in a 10-round non-title bout. Each of Astorga’s last four wins have come by knockout while Ayala has won four consecutive bouts dating back to February.

“November Reign” will also feature a 10-round North American Boxing Federation (NABF) and North American Boxing Organization (NABO) middleweight title bout between current NABO champion Patrick Majewski (17-0, 11 KOs) of Atlantic City, N.J., and challenger Jose Miguel Torres (22-5, 19 KOs) of Miami, Fla. Majewski won the NABO title with a unanimous-decision victory over Marcus Upshaw in June. Originally from Magangue, Colombia, the 32-year-old Torres has won two of his last three fights.

The undercard also includes Rick Dawson (4-0, 1 KO) of New Haven facing Queens native Borngod Washington (2-9) in a four-round super middleweight bout, in addition to the return of heavyweight Artur Szpilka (7-0, 5 KOs) of Wieliczka, Poland, who will battle heavyweight David Saulsberry (7-3, 7 KOs) of Greenville, Ky., in a six-round bout. New Haven’s Edwin Soto (7-0-1, 3 KOs) will face Diego Pereira (6-0, 2 KOs) of Pawtucket, R.I., in a six-round battle of unbeaten, and junior featherweight Josh Crespo (0-0-1) will battle newcomer Nate Green of New Haven in a four-round bout.

Cruiserweight Jose Torres (0-1) of Springfield, Mass., will face Francwa Russell of Chicago in a four-round bout in Russell’s pro debut; junior welterweight Christian Lao (2-1, 1 KO) of New Haven will face Antonio Chaves Fernandez (0-5) of Brockton, Mass., in a four-round bout; and Hartford welterweight Javier Flores (5-0, 5 KOs) will face Bryan Abraham (5-9-2, 5 KOs) of Schenectady, N.Y., in a six-round bout. Super featherweight Kamil Laszczyk (4-0, 3 KOs) of North Bergen will face Chris Montoya Jr. (2-4, 1 KO) of Salt Lake City in a four-round bout.

For more information on “November Reign,” visit or Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first bout scheduled for 7:30 p.m.


Friday, November 4, 2011



(WBO Latino OMB Title 135lbs – 10 Rounds)


Jarrell, Texas (33-16-6, 19KOs) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (18-0, 13KOs)

Gonzalez won by unanimous decision when all three judges voted 99-91.

(WBA Fedecaribe Title 160lbs –10 Rounds)

GEORGE RIVERA – 157lbs. VS. MANUEL SIACA – 160lbs.

Charlottesville, Virginia (13-7, 4KOs) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (24-7, 20KOs)

Siaca won by unanimous decision when the judges voted 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91.

(140lbs– 6 Rounds)


Salinas, Puerto Rico (7-11-3, 3KO’s) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (5-1, 3KOs)

Sanchez won by unanimous decision when all three judges voted 59-55.

(147lbs – 4 Rounds)

KIEVY ARCE – 147lbs. VS. KENNETH DÍAZ – 146lbs.

Moca, Puerto Rico (4-8-1, 2KOs) San Juan, Puerto Rico (4-0, 4KOs)

Diaz won by TKO at 2:32 of the third round when referee Luis Pabon stopped the fight after Arce didn’t want to continue.

(118lbs– 4 Rounds)


Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (0-2) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (2-0, 2KOs)

Nieves won by TKO at 1:29 when referee Luis Pabon stopped the fight after a long combination over Adorno.

(112lbs– 4 Rounds)


Moca, Puerto Rico (0-2) Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (3-0-2, 1 KOs)

Rivera won by KO at :50 seconds of the first round when with a shot to the body sent Cardoza to the canvas.

(160lbs– 4 Rounds)


Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (0-2) San Juan, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1 KOs)

De Jesus won by KO at 2:57 of the first round when hit Declet with a hard left hook sending him to the canvas. Declet was carried in a stretcher after the fight.

(141lbs– 4 Rounds)


Aguada, Puerto Rico (0-2) Caguas, Puerto Rico (4-0, 4KOs)

Gonzalez, from Caguas, won by KO at 1:18 of the first round when a hard left punch to the body sent Gonzalez, from Aguada, to the floor to the ten count.

(126lbs– 4 Rounds)

LUIS ORTIZ – 123lbs. VS. KENNETH RIVERA – 125lbs.

Corozal, Puerto Rico (2-9) Bayamón, Puerto Rico (2-0, 2KOs)

Rivera won by unanimous decision when all three judges voted 40-36.

(135lbs– 4 Rounds)


Corozal, Puerto Rico (1-7) San Juan, Puerto Rico (1-0)
Pastrana won by unanimous decision when all three judges voted 39-37.

Article posted on 03.11.2011

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