Gennady Golovkin vs. Lajuan Simon on December 10th on Klitschko-Mormeck undercard; Moreno talks Darchinyan fight
World Boxing Association (WBA) Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin, 21-0 with 18 KOs, will defend his world title against Lajuan Simon, 23-3, 12 KOs from Philadelphia, PA.
Article posted on 23.11.2011
This fight will be the co-feature for the Klitschko vs Mormeck Heavyweight Championship that will take place at the ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany on Dec 10.
Golovkin, who lives in Stuttgart, won the silver medal in the 2004 Olympic games and is considered one of the most exciting boxers in the sport today. This will be his third world title defense and the first time Golovkin will box in Germany since 2009. German boxing fans have been eagerly awaiting his return and his fight will be shown as the co-feature of the International broadcast shown in over 100 countries worldwide.
Lajuan Simon is also familiar to German boxing fans, having fought in title fights in Germany against Artur Abraham and Sebastian Sylvester, going the distance in both fights.
WBA/IBF/IBO/ WBO World Heavyweight and “The Ring” Champion Wladimir Klitschko: “I am very happy to have such a great fight on the card of my title defense. Golovkin is a very strong fighter who will be the dominant person in the middleweight in the next years. I believe he is stronger than Felix Sturm and I also think that he would beat him.”
Gennady Golovkin: "I am excited to fight on such a big show with Wladimir Klitschko in one of the best soccer stadiums in Europe. I will make the most of this opportunity and show my talent in front of all the fans in the stadium and everybody watching around the world."
Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions, says: "We are excited to be able to add Gennady on to our show and give the fans a second world title fight on the show. He has proven himself to be a true champion."
The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively on RTL in Germany, in the U.S. on ESPN3 and also shown in 120 countries worldwide.
Official ticket sale you will find on www.eventim.de. Tickets are available from 20 Euro.
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SIX QUESTIONS WITH WBA BANTAMWEIGHT SUPER CHAMPION ANSELMO 'CHEMITO' MORENO
NEW YORK (Nov. 23, 2011) - Just one month out from the biggest fight of his life and his first in the United States, Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno and his wife Rouss Laguna Moreno found out they are expecting twins.
There are indeed big things ahead for the 26-year-old fighter from Panama City, Panama, who will also be making his SHOWTIME and Golden Boy Promotions debuts, when Moreno will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantamweight Super Championship against Two-Division World Champion Vic "The Raging Bull'' Darchinyan on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Dec. 3, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
In the main event, unbeaten rising star Abner Mares will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Bantamweight Championship titles against the boxer he dethroned, former two-time IBF 118-pound champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko.
Moreno (31-1-1, 11 KO's) met his wife after one of his fights in Panama. Rouss' father is the former lightweight world champion Ismael Laguna, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001 and the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999.
Anselmo, whose personal website can be found at www.chemitomoreno.com, recently took time out from training camp to answer six questions about himself and his upcoming fight.
QUESTION: What do you expect to see from Vic Darchinyan, who many are calling your toughest opponent to date?
MORENO: "I feel like I'm a strong fighter just like he is. I'm at the point in my career when I'm ready to fight the great ones like a Vic Darchinyan. He has a good record and I have a lot of respect for him. He will be quick and come forward and I'm aware of his power."
QUESTION: Do you hope to someday have as much success in the United States as fellow Panamanian and New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Riviera has had?
MORENO: "Why not? He worked hard to get where he is in America and now I'm beginning my journey to hopefully get there too. My time is coming to be in the same place. He's viewed as a hero here, of course, but I have never met him since he has been living in the States.
QUESTION: Do people recognize you on the streets of Panama?
MORENO: "Yes, people do when I'm out running and they want to stop me and take a picture with me. They stop me in the supermarket and want to meet me. There aren't too many famous athletes from here and Roberto Duran was the most famous boxer. I know I wouldn't be recognized walking down the street in Los Angeles now, so that's what I'm hoping will change after a few more fights in the States."
QUESTION: Do you think you will have more fans in Anaheim cheering for you than Darchinyan on Dec. 3?
MORENO: "That's easy, Vic will; just because he's fought there before and there are lots of Armenians that will be there cheering for him. I do plan on bringing a lot of friends and family from Panama who will be loud and carrying the Panamanian flag. I've won big fights in Germany and France, so I'm used to it, but for sure there will be a lot more cheering for Darchinyan."
QUESTION: What do you plan on doing immediately after the fight?
MORENO: "We always take a week-long trip with the family. We are thinking about the Bahamas this time, but my wife just found out last week she is pregnant with twins, so we're not sure. We're very happy about the news and can't wait."
QUESTION: What about Disneyland?
MORENO: "No. My wife says she's in no condition to walk that much or go on any rides. Right now, I'm just concentrating on the fight. My wife wants to talk about our first trip to the United States and California and this and that, but I don't want to hear anything about that. I'm just so focused right now on the fight."
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Tickets for Mares vs. Agbeko II, priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25, are available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com, via charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 and at the Honda Center Box Office.
Mares vs. Agbeko II, a 12-round fight for Mares' IBF and WBC Silver Championship titles taking place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don King Productions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. Also featured will be a 12-round bantamweight world title co-main event between Anselmo Moreno and former World Champion Vic Darchinyan for Moreno's WBA Bantamweight Super Championship which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions. Both fights will air live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
O’NEIL NEGRON CHOSEN BY FANS AS LAST WEEK’S BOXER WITH THE MOST CARACTER
Negron Earns 69% of Votes from “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” Viewers, Despite Losing Fight
New York (November 23, 2011) – After six action-packed rounds from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the judges named Roberto Acevedo the winner of his November 18 “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fight against O’Neil Negron. However, the fans at home disagreed with this decision and chose Negron as the boxer with most carácter of the week. With 69 percent of all votes cast by viewers via text message and Univision.com, O’Neil Negron enters the competition for the fourth and final “Cinturón Tecate” of 2011.
“Cinturón Tecate” is an award created to celebrate the boxers who display the most carácter in the ring during the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast each Friday night on TeleFutura. Tecate recognizes that viewers at home are the best judges and allows them to vote for their favorite fighter of the night by sending a text message to 55333 or visiting www.Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. To thank participating fans, each text submitted gives them the opportunity to win boxing memorabilia, such as T-shirts, autographed pictures and even tickets to future “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fights.
As a contender in the competition, the boxer who receives the highest percentage of votes from October through December will win the fourth “Cinturón Tecate” belt of the year and appear on Univision’s premier sports show “República Deportiva.” Current rankings are:
Ranking Boxer % of Votes Date of Fight
1 Michael Perez 89% October 14
2 Jorge Suarez 86% October 21
3 Eloy Perez 75% October 28
4 O’Neil Negron 69% November 18
5 Sergio Mora 57% November 4
This Friday November 25, “Sólo Boxeo Tecate Classics” will treat fans to two fights from the career of International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Champion Abner Mares. The first fight on the broadcast will see Mares in his first attempt for a world title on May 2, 2010 where he scored a controversial draw against then IBF World Champion Yonnhy Perez. The co-feature visits Mares fight against tough prospect Jonathan Arias on June 27, 2008 which ended in a 10-round unanimous decision.
Adult viewers at home will have the opportunity to vote for the boxer with the most carácter and help him win the “Cinturón Tecate” on Friday, December 2. Visit www.Facebook.com/TecateBoxing or www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing for additional details on the next fight.
For more information on “Cinturón Tecate,” results or to speak with a brand executive about Tecate’s continuous support of boxing, please contact FORMULATIN at (212) 219-0321.
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