AMIR KHAN TO DEFEND WORLD TITLES ON SKY SPORTS DECEMBER 10; Enzo Maccarinelli vs. Gyorgy Marosi on 11/18
LONDON (November 10) - Amir "King" Khan will fight on Sky for the first time since he defeated Marcos "Chino" Maidana in his Las Vegas debut in December last year in a clash that many in boxing called the "Fight of the Year."
Article posted on 11.11.2011
Live coverage of Khan vs. Peterson on December 10 from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, will be the first of three fights featuring Khan to be shown on Sky Sports, and follows live coverage of the Heavyweight World Title clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Jean Marc Mormeck from the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.
Speaking about the fight Amir Khan said, "I'm delighted to be on Sky Sports. They are dedicated to broadcasting the biggest fights, so I'm excited about working together again. Fighting in America can make it difficult for my British fans to see me live in action, but being on Sky Sports means they can cheer me on and enjoy the fight as it happens from home. I'm training harder than ever for this fight and I guarantee the fans won't want to miss it!"
Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions (Khan's promoter) said, "We are excited that Sky Sports is going to be working with Amir Khan again. We look forward to showcasing Amir in the biggest fights out there and know Sky will be a big support in reaching his extensive British fan base."
Barney Francis Managing Director of Sky Sports said, "This is great news for Sky subscribers. We're pleased to welcome Amir back, and delighted to be showing his next three fights on Sky Sports. Khan vs. Peterson follows a great autumn of boxing on Sky Sports, and this fight will be part of a great month of boxing on Sky Sports that includes four world title fights and some of the biggest names in British and world boxing."
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"Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson," a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title Fight for Khan's WBA World Super Championship and IBF World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. Also featured will be a 10-round heavyweight battle between Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and Timur Ibragimov. The fights will be teleceast in the United States on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. PT and on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $75, $50 and $25, are on sale now through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or by purchasing them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available for purchase online at www.Sportscorporation.com or by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.
Enzo Maccarinelli vs. Gyorgy Marosi on November 18
Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli has stepped up to headline the bill at the Queensberry Promotions show on 18th November at York Hall following the unfortunate withdrawal of John Simpson due to a viral infection.
Maccarinelli will make his debut at Light Heavyweight and will face unbeaten Hungarian Gyorgy Marosi, who is hot property after winning every fight of his 12 fight career, with 8 of these wins coming by knockout. The fight will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky platform 456)
The bout marks Maccarinelli’s return to the ring after a yearlong hiatus following a defeat by Alexander Frenkel in Birmingham. Fan favourite Maccarinelli took a year out to reassess, during which he worked in television, most recently becoming well known for his entertaining colour commentary on BoxNation. During his time out, Maccarinelli made the decision to drop down a weight division and to look to establish himself as a world title contender at Light Heavyweight; and in the long term has targeted a world title showdown with former sparring partner, stable mate and Welsh compatriot, WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly.
In order to succeed in these ambitions, Maccarinelli will be looking to recapture the form that took him to the dizzy heights of a World Cruiserweight Championship unification bout against David Haye at a sell-out O2 arena in 2008. Following that win Haye went on to become a two weight world champion, now Maccarinelli will be looking to do the same, and starting with a win against the tough Marosi at York Hall is sure to set him up in the best manner possible. Macarinelli said “I’m feeling great at Light Heavyweight, very fast and agile. I’ll be looking to put in a solid performance at York Hall so I can start challenging for domestic and then eventually world titles at Light Heavyweight.”
More short term Maccarinelli will be targeting the winner of tonight’s showdown between Ovil McKensie and Jeff Evans for the vacant Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Championship in Halifax, and Francis Warren of Queensberry promotions is confident it is a bout that will be made providing Maccarinelli comes through the tough challenge of Marosi. He said “ Enzo will be looking to put in a good performance for the York Hall crowd as he looks to get himself on the road to success at Light Heavyweight and even perhaps to becoming a 2 weight World Champ. However Marosi is unbeaten and judging by his impressive knockout record, I’m sure he will come to fight. I’m also sure Enzo will also have one eye on tonight’s McKenzie v. Evans bout as he’s enormously keen to take on the winner and to get himself a first title at his new weight. It’s of course a fight that we would be looking to make to fast track Enzo back up the ladder.”
Chief support of the for the York Hall show sees Tony Conquest, Queensberry’s cruiserweight prospect from Romford, face former IBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title challenger Toks Owoh, whilst Tom Little, Matthew Tew and Menay Edwards will also all get the chance to impress as part of an action packed undercard.
Tickets priced £40 and £60 are available from the Queensberry Promotions Box Office on 01992 550 888 orwww.frankwarren.tv
Terri Moss Updates!
Retired WBIF/WIBA straw weight champion Terri Moss was awarded the Most Influential Person in Boxing Award, and the Critics Choice for the Georgia Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 5 by the Georgia Fighter's Association. Terri also accepted an award for her former trainer Xavier Biggs, placing him in the Georgia Boxing Hall of Fame, and stood by as her fighter, junior lightweight Jackie Breitenstein (6-1, 5 KO) received the Georgia Female Fighter of The Year award.
"It means a lot to be awarded by my peers and critics," Terri said, and acknowledged Xavier's appreciation in his absence. Jackie Breitenstein promised a lot more excitement to come in her career as she returns to the ring December 3.
Terri also held her third Atlanta Corporate Fight Night on November 3, and the evening hosted the reunion of the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team, who were all present. Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 3 was held at the Foundry at Puritan Mills, and raised funds for Stand Up For Kids. The '84 Olympic Boxing Team Reunion was organized by Xavier Biggs, whose brother Tyrell, was a gold medalist. "It was an amazing evening, to have all these Olympians together again, as a team for the first time," Terri said. "The bond they shared as a team has not diminished with time, nor have their accomplishments as the greatest Olympic boxers."
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