Photo: K2 Promotions/Horstmüller GmbH - Only one day left before World Boxing Association (WBA) World Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin will defend his title against Lajuan Simon. Today the two fighters stepped on the scale:
Article posted on 09.12.2011
Gennady Golovkin: 71.9 kg (158.5 lbs)
Lajuan Simon: 71.0 kg (156.5 lbs)
The officials are:
WBA Supervisor: Jesper Jensen, Denmark
Referee: Jose Ignacio Martinez, Spain
Pawel Kardyni, Poland
Philippe Verbeke, Belgium
Artur Ellensohn, Germany
Today the IBO announced that the bout will also be for the vacant IBO world middleweight title.
Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions: “Both fighters are in great shape and this should be an exciting championship fight. We are happy to have been able to save these two title fights from the cancelled Klitschko vs. Mormeck show. I am sure it is going to be a unique event and a very special atmosphere for the boxing fans.”
The co-feature of this K2 Promotions event will be Isa Akberbayev vs Armin Dollinger. Akberbayev weighed in at 89.5 kg (197.3 lbs), Dollinger will step on the scale tomorrow morning.
The officials for the Akberbayev vs. Dollinger bout are:
IBO Interconti Supervisor: Charlie Payne
Referee: Lahcen Ouhmgaar, Holland
Artur Ellensohn, Germany
Arnold Golger, Germany
Arno Pokrant, Germany
Additional fights on the card are middleweights Vladimir Schipizin (Neuss, Germany) vs. Toni Camin (Lüneburg, Germany) as well as the female flyweight fight between Raja Amesheh (Karlsruhe, Germany) vs. Julija Cvetkova (Jelgava, Latvia).
Golovkin vs. Simon will be broadcast live on bild.de, the complete show can be seen on Box Nation in the UK and Astana TV in Kasachstan.
JOE HANKS SCORES CLEAN KNOCKOUT
December 8, Bronx, NY....Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing undefeated Heavyweight Joe Hanks (18-0 12KO ) scored an impressive 2nd round knockout win over Franklyn Edmondson this past Saturday night at The Greensoboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC.
Hanks dominated in the 1st round scoring at will with a strong jab and sharp combinations. The pattern continued as the bell sounded for round 2. Hanks dropped Edmondson with a left hook right cross combination early in the round and finished his opponent off with a devastating right hand to the body for the 10 count.
Hanks is next scheduled to appear on ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" on February 10, 2012, from the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Danny McDermott To Headline "Tommy Gallagher's Winners Have Scars" Show December 15 in North Bergen!
NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY (December 9, 2011)—Rich Komissar Promotions is proud to announce the first installment of the “Tommy Gallagher’s Winners Have Scars” boxing series, which takes place Thursday, December 15 at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey.
The series aims to showcase local talent from the tri-state area in competitive, crowd-pleasing fights designed to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
In the headlining bout, popular junior welterweight Danny McDermott (8-3, 3 KO) of North Bergen, N.J., will face tough upset specialist Bryan Abraham (5-9-2, 5 KO) of Schenectady, N.Y., in a six round bout. McDermott, a local crowd favorite who routinely has the strongest crowd support on every show he appears on, will be facing his second opponent from Schenectady, with the last being Brian Miller whom upset McDermott by split-decision last year in what was the Garden State's Fight of the Year.
Abraham, who drew with Miller in his pro debut, has taken the unbeaten records of highly-regarded prospects Johnathan Vazquez, Scotty Burrell and Dominic DeSanto, all by knockout.
McDermott is now training with Tommy Gallagher, the straight-shooting coach from The Contender reality series who helped guide Vito Antuofermo to the middleweight crown. McDermott and Gallagher work out at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, and Gallagher has worked tirelessly to maximize the talent of the underachieving Irish-American warrior.
Also appearing in a six round lightweight bout, Floriano Pagliara (11-4-1, 6 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y., via Italy will take on Bryne Green (7-5, 3 KO) of Vineland, N.J. Pagliara he left his family in Italy to pursue his dream of becoming a world champion and holds a quality win over former N.J. standout amateur Antonio Espinoza, who was 11-0 at the time.
In other fights:
Undefeated Colombian cruiserweight Santander Silgado (18-0, 16 KOs) will make his much anticipated American debut when he takes on Glen Williams (7-5-1, 4 KO’s) of Catonsville, MD in a six round bout.
Rafael Vazquez (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will square off with Shawn Nichol (5-7, 5 KO’s) of Lakewood, Colorado in a six round featherweight bout.
In a four round junior middleweight bout, Thomas Baldwin (2-0-1, 1 KO) battles debuting Dominique Foster of Hilliard, Ohio.
In a four round lightweight bout, Ian James (1-1, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY faces Sidell Blocker (1-5-1) of Pleasantville, NJ.
Danny Terrill of Long Island, NY will be making his pro debut against Daniel Crabtree (1-3, 1 KO) of Hilliard, Ohio in a four round welterweight bout.
Ramon Santos (0-2) of Harlem, New York will face Jonathan Caban (0-2) of Queens, NY in a four round junior lightweight bout.
Tickets, priced $100, $75 and $55, are on sale now and can be purchased at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen (201-348-3149), Trinity Boxing Gym near Wall Street (212-374-9393), at Jack Demsey's Pub in Midtown Manhattan (212-629-9899), at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn (718-797-2872 or by calling RKO Boxing at 908-240-2097.