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Saunders-Hill on April 28th; Sergio Martinez on Y Factor

Southampton middleweight Tony Hill believes he can pull off a stunning upset against Billy Joe Saunders at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 28th April.

Hill challenges for Saunders' Southern Area title on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly's WBO World Light-Heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

The 25-year-old will also be looking to take the Hatfield star's twelve fight unbeaten record.

Heavy-hitter Hill has recorded four stoppages inside two rounds out of eight wins and in his last fight he took the new European champion Kerry Hope the distance.

He believes he's fought at a better level than Olympian Saunders and this will be his key to victory.

"I'm good, fit, strong and ready to take on Saunders and beat him at the Royal Albert Hall," said Hill.

"I was in training for a fight against Liam Cameron, but he pulled out so I've been fit and ready since then,"

"Saunders hasn't fought anyone yet who is at my level and I've beaten better opponents than he's faced,"

"I'll take the fight as it comes and if it goes the distance then I'm ready for it, but if the knockout comes earlier that would be great,"

The equally hard-hitting Saunders, who has stopped eight out of twelve opponents with all eight coming inside two rounds, is relishing his showdown with Hill.

"I'm happy that Hill is confident in his abilities and he's prepared to back up his words," said Saunders.

"The only fighter that he's faced that's any good is Kerry Hope and he got well beat by him and I know for a fact that I would destroy Hope,"

"There is no way in a million years that Hill is going to beat me. I'm keeping hold of this title then I'm moving up to the English, British and then the European title

"I don't expect Hill to last the distance with me, I can keep punching for twelve rounds, but I don't reckon he'll be there as he'll blow out with the pace I'm going to setting."

Tickets, priced at £40, £50, £75, £150 and £200, are available from:

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Cleverly v Krasniqi is live and exlcusive on Saturday 28th April on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546). Join at www.boxnation.com

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SERGIO MARTINEZ JOINS WILLIE MAYS AND JOE TORRE ON THE Y FACTOR: "MEN LEADING BY EXAMPLE" APRIL 12 IN SAN FRACISCO

· A conversation with sports legends Willie Mays and Joe Torre about coaching boys into men and the importance of positive role models

· Middleweight boxing champion Sergio Martinez on bullying and his personal commitment to prevent domestic violence

· Remarks from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

· Keynote speech by Tony West, Department of Justice's Acting Associate Attorney General

· Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor of WIRED Magazine, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joel Brinkley moderate panel discussions.

San Francisco, CA (April 10, 2012) - On April 12, Futures Without Violence (FWV) and The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention will host the The Y Factor: Men Leading By Example, a national summit saluting the work of men who are leading the movement to prevent violence against women and children throughout the U.S. and the world. Mays, Torre and Martinez will join top advocates in discussions focusing on the messages, programs and leaders that will help turn today's boys into men who respect all the women in their lives.

At The Y Factor Leadership Awards luncheon (noon-2 p.m.), sportscaster Marty Lurie will moderate a conversation with baseball legends Mays and Torre about their careers and ongoing role as mentors. Additional luncheon speakers will include Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Acting Asst. Attorney General Tony West, with videotaped remarks from Vice President Joe Biden. Also participating are philanthropist Ted Waitt, violence prevention activist Malcolm Astley, whose daughter was killed by her ex-boyfriend, and Sacramento high school football coaches and students participating in a national program called "Coaching Boys Into Men."

World championship boxer Sergio Martinez will participate in a one-on-one session (9:40 -10:05 a.m.) that explores his childhood in Argentina, where he was constantly bullied, his boxing career, and his commitment to raising public awareness about domestic violence and the Violence Against Women Act.

Film producer Mikaela Beardsley will preview footage from the upcoming PBS documentary, "Half the Sky," based on New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof's award-winning book (3 p.m.).

This special event will take place at Futures' state-of-the art- headquarters on the Main Post of the Presidio in San Francisco, envisioned to foster ongoing dialogue and advocacy to end and prevent violence against women, children, and families worldwide. This global education and innovation center in a renowned national park provides an idyllic setting for creative thinking and collaboration.

Follow the climatic end to the AIBA Asian Olympic Qualifying Event Astana 2012 LIVE on AIBAboxingtv.com

Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 April 2012 - After five days of a fierce competition in Astana, Kazakhstan, 12 out of the 25 London 2012 Olympic Games quota places available at the 2012 AIBA Asian Olympic Qualifying Event have already been claimed. The remaining ones will be decided during two intriguing final days, Wednesday 11 April and Thursday 12 April.

Don't miss any of the action on www.AIBAboxingtv.com, the official TV channel for the International Boxing Association.

Wednesday 11 April - Semi-finals

- Afternoon session begins at 14.00, local time.

- Evening session begins at 18.00, local time.

Click HERE to get the full schedule

Thursday 12 April - Finals

The Finals session begins at 14.00, local time.

Get in-depth coverage, features, daily reports and LIVE Results on www.aiba.org.

OFFICIAL RESULTS A PUÑO LIMPIO FROM HATILLO, PUERTO RICO

PR BEST BOXING PROMOTIONS & TOP RANK
“A PUÑO LIMPIO”
Friday, April 13, 2012

COLISEO FRANCISCO “PANCHO” DEIDA, HATILLO, PUERTO RICO

BLUE RED



(130lbs – 6 Rounds)

LEOPOLDO GONZÁLEZ – 128lbs. VS. MIGUEL SOTO – 127lbs.

Baja California, Mexico (12-6-1, 7 KOs) Arecibo, Puerto Rico (10-0, 10 KOs)

Soto won by KO at 2:16 of the first round when sent Gonzalez to the canvas three times.



(122lbs – 6 Rounds)

EDUARDO MELÉNDEZ – 119lbs. VS. ÁNGEL FRET – 121lbs.

Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico (4-11, 1 KOs) Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (13-0, 10 KOs)

Fret won by KO at :44 of the fourth round. Melendez was down one time in the third and one in the fourth.



(140lbs – 6 Rounds)

TOMMY BRYANT – 140lbs. VS. OSENOHAD VÁZQUEZ – 139lbs.

Naples, Florida (2-7-2) Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (6-1, 2 KOs)

Vazquez won by unanimous decision when judges voted 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55.



(150lbs – 4 Rounds)

WILLIAM LORENZO – 149lbs. VS. REYNALDO OJEDA – 145lbs.

Aguada, Puerto Rico (2-9) San Juan, Puerto Rico (6-0, 2 KOs)

Ojeda won by unanimous decision when judges voted 38-37, 38-37 and 39-37. Ojeda was down in the first round.



(113lbs – 4 Rounds)

JESÚS SOLER – 111lbs. VS. DANIEL AGOSTO – 113lbs.

Arecibo, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1 KOs) Vega Alta, Puerto Rico (0-1)

Soler won by KO at 1:52 of the third round when sent Agosto to the floor with a hard right shot to the ten count.



(160lbs – 4 Rounds)

JESÚS CRUZ – 160lbs. VS. OSWARD VEGA – 155lbs.

Arecibo, Puerto Rico (0-1) Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (1-0)

Vega won by Split decisiopn when two judges vopted for him 39-38 and 38-37, and one for Cruz 39-38.



(136lbs – 4 Rounds)

ANDY CRESPO – 133lbs. VS. JEFFREY RAMOS – 136lbs.

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

Ramos won by KO at :40 of the fourth after a right hook sent Crespo to the floor.



(112 lbs – 4 Rounds)

WALDEMAR PAGÁN – 111lbs. VS. JAN CARLOS SALGADO – 111lbs.

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

Pagan won by KO after a great combination that sent Salgado to the ring.

Article posted on 10.04.2012



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