Selcuk Aydin vs. Jo Jo Dan II on 11/26; Johnson vs. Bute, Arreola vs. Butler weights
Trabzon, Turkey - On November 26th, 2011, World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin and Canada based Romanian Ionut "Jo Jo Dan" Ion will clash in a re-match which will be billed as "Unfinished Business" (in Turkish "Büyük Hesaplasma"). In their first fight in June 2010 Aydin dominated the early rounds knocking down his opponent in the first stanza while Jo Jo not only got up from the knockdown but came back strong and even seemed to get stronger the longer the fight lasted. In the end, Aydin won by split decision.
Article posted on 05.11.2011
"Both fighters got something to prove. Both guys think that they still have to settle the score with the other guy. These are perfect conditions for a great fight", says promoter Ahmet Oner.
"I know that I can knock out Jo Jo Dan", states Aydin who is preparing in training camp in Stuttgart, Germany. "I showed before that I can beat him now I want to show that I can stop him. In our first fight he kept on running away and clinching. It didn’t seem that he wanted to fight. It rather looked like dancing than boxing. This time I will not let him get away. He will not hear the final bell."
Of course, Dan has a slightly different point of view to what happened in the first fight and what will happen on November 26th.
"I should have won the first fight and I will win again this time", says Dan who lives and trains in Montreal, Canada. "The judges saw it differently in June 2010. On November 26th I will leave no room for discussion or second opinions. I know that I am the better boxer and I am coming to his country again to prove it."
Aydin vs. Dan II will take place at 7.500 seat "Hayri Gür Spor Salonu" in Trabzon, Turkey, a newly built basketball arena. Selcuk Aydin is convinced that he will have the support of a sold-out home crowd.
"I don’t need any extra motivation for this fight", says Aydin. "But of course, fighting in front of my home crowd is special and means a lot to me. I want to show a great performance for my family, friends and fans. I will not let my city, my country and my people down."
LUCIAN BUTE & GLEN JOHNSON
IBF Super Middleweight World Championship
This Saturday, Nov. 5, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET
Lucian Bute: 167.5 pounds
Glen Johnson: 166.5 pounds
Pier-Olivier Côté: 140 pounds
Jorge Luis Teron:139.25 pounds
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA (Nov. 4, 2011) – In front of hundreds of spirited onlookers at Laurier Quebec Place, International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian Bute weighed in at 167.5 pounds while title challenger and ageless wonder Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson tipped the scales at 166.5 pounds, just one day before their SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING showdown from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City on Saturday, Nov. 5, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Both fighters in the 12-round co-feature also made weight. Rising Canadian star Pier-Olivier Côté (17-0, 11 KOs), of Quebec City, weighed in at the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds. His opponent Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1, 17 KOs), of the Bronx, New York, weighed in at 139.25 pounds.
One of the largest box office draws in boxing, the undefeated, Romanian-born Bute will enter the ring with an unblemished record of 29-0 with 24 KOs. Bute has registered knockouts in seven of his eight title defenses and has only gone the distance five times in his professional career.
Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs), a legend for his bouts against Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver, will make his 10th appearance in a world title fight. The 42-year-old Jamaican-born Johnson has fought out of Miami for almost two decades. The former world champ, who earned the nickname “The Road Warrior” for never shying away from challenging an opponent on his home turf, will once again travel to enemy territory for a shot at a championship.
The winner of Bute-Johnson could liely meet the winner of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, which concludes on Saturday, Dec. 17, on SHOWTIME. World champions Andre Ward (World Boxing Association) and Carl Froch (World Boxing Council) will clash in the Final of the Super Six in a showdown that will determine the world’s best 168-pound fighter.
Steve Albert will call the action with Al Bernstein and Antonio Tarver providing color commentary and Jim Gray serving as ringside reporter. David Dinkins Jr. is the executive producer of SHOWTIME Sports with Ray Smaltz producing and Bob Dunphy directing.
For information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, please visit the website at http://sports.SHO.com.
Arreola vs. Butler
(LEON- Nov. 4) Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola (33-2, 28 KOs) and Ralph "The Silencer" Butler (35-11, 28 KOs) took to the scales Friday afternoon to weigh in for their highly anticipated fight tomorrow night at El Domo De La Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The heavyweight attraction is headlining a night of fights brought to you by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Promociones Del Pueblo and will be broadcast on Televisa at 10:30 p.m. CT.
"I'm excited to fight in Leon," said Arreola. "I expect a hard fight from Butler, but at the end of the night my hand will be raised in victory. The people down here have shown so much support, I'm definitely going to put on a good show for them tomorrow night."
As for his opponent, Butler says, "I'm ready for war. The people of Leon deserve to see a great fight, and at the end I'll be left standing."
Chris Arreola - 239 lbs.
Ralph Butler - 255 lbs.
Tickets are priced at 600, 500, 400, 300, 200 & 100 Pesos and are available at the El Domo box office.
Miguel Roman - 132 lbs.
Pedro Navarrete - 130 lbs.
Jose Luis Zertuche - 162 lbs.
Julio Cesar Garcia - 165 lbs.
Gabriel Soto - 145 lbs.
Alfonso Sibrian - 144 lbs.
Irma Garcia - 122 lbs.
Nashli Maldonado - 122 lbs.
Giovanni Delgado - 122 lbs.
Ricardo Ruiz - 118 lbs.
Jose Perez - 118 lbs.
Ivan Saracho - 120 lbs.
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