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Frampton vs. TBA on Bute-Froch undercard; Quintero-Sabaupan on Saturday

Carl Frampton will provide the chief support on the undercard of Carl Froch’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) World super middleweight title challenge to Lucian Bute in Nottingham on May 26.

The Commonwealth super bantamweight champion will fight at the Capital FM Arena in front of a huge global audience with the event aired by EPIX in the United States and live in more than 20 countries across the world, including the UK, Canada, Spain, Germany, Russia, Japan and in Scandinavia.

The unbeaten 25 year old defended his Commonwealth title for the second time in Sheffield on March 17 with a second round knockout of Ghanaian Prosper Ankrah, following his explosive win over Kris Hughes at York Hall, Bethnal Green in January with a knockout of the year contending right hand in the seventh.

It’s a stacked undercard of young talent with Islington’s Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng defending his English light middleweight title against Nottingham’s AA Lowe, who landed the shot at Ochieng after beating fellow Nottinghamshire fighter Terry Maughan with a fourth round stoppage to claim the British Masters title.

International flavour is added by Bute’s fellow Canadian Pier Olivier Cote and the IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight champion will face Wolverhampton’s Mark Lloyd as Cote fights for the first time in the UK.

Islington’s exciting middleweight star John Ryder is looking to move to 11-0 and faces a tough night against Yorkshire’s Luke Robinson, and fellow Matchroom Sport fighter Ryan Aston also fights on the bill.

Team GB star Scotty Cardle will make his third pro outing and local fighters Leigh Wood and Adnan Amar will also taste the action on a huge night of top class action in their city.

“It’s a great line-up and another chance for Carl Frampton to get massive exposure,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “The unbeaten super bantamweight star heads an exciting undercard group alongside Erick Ochieng, Pier Olivier Cote, John Ryder, Ryan Aston and Scotty Cardle, who will provide plenty of entertainment to a global TV audience before the mouth-watering main event.”

Tickets for Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title challenge to Bute are on sale now priced £80 and £150 from the Capital FM Arena Nottingham website www.capitalfmarena.com and on 08444 124624 – £40, £60, £100 and £200 tickets have sold-out, as have the VIP packages priced at £300.

WILSON SCORES KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE OVER TAYLOR

ATLANTIC CITY (April 15, 2012)—This past Saturday night at Ballys in Atlantic City, streaking Cruiserweight Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson scored an explosive twelfth round stoppage over Andres Taylor to retain the USBA and win the NABF Cruiserweight title.

The bout highlighted a seven bout card that was promoted by Peltz Boxing and streamed all over the world on www.gfl.tv

Fans can now relive the entire fight card on-demand on www.gfl.tv for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Garrett_Wilson_vs_Andres_Taylor_/1414

Wilson scored a knockdown in round one and in round eleven and wobbled Taylor on several occasions. Taylor had his moments as he used crafty boxing ability to score effectively in spots. In the end, it was the prodigious power of Wilson as he scored a hard knockdown in round eleven and landed a huge right hand that put Taylor out cold for several minutes just ten seconds before the end of the fight.

The EMT’s rushed in the ring but Taylor was able to leave the ring on his own power.

With the win, Wilson of Philadelphia moves to 13-5-1 with seven knockouts and is now looking at a top-five ranking by the IBF and will now enter the rankings by the WBC. Taylor of Johnstown, PA is now 20-2-2.

In the exciting co-feature, Christopher Finley used two knockdowns to catapult his way to a six round unanimous decision over Osnel Charles in a lightweight bout.

The fight was back and forth with both fighters landing big shots. Charles simply could not overcome the two knockdowns and Finley scored the mild upset.

Undefeated Jr. Welterweight Naim Nelson earned his first knockout as he went to 6-0 when he stopped Dontre King in the fourth round of their scheduled six round bout.

Gabriel Pham fought through two nasty cuts but was able to shutout pro debuting Michael Mitchell in a four round Super Middleweight bout. Pham, the Atlantic City native was coming off a year and a half layoff.

Korey Sloane & Julio Dejesus fought to a spirited four round draw in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Joshua Reyes scored a four round unanimous decision over Elvis Rodriguez in a grueling Featherweight bout.

Todd Unthank-May closed the show out with and explosive twenty-seven second stoppage over Ronnie Lawrence in a rematch of Light Heavyweights. Unthank-May is now 3-0 with two knockouts.

Marvin Quintero and Al Sabaupan battle for IBF No. 1 ranking in Mexico

April 16, 2012 - This Saturday April 21, 2012, Gary Shaw Productions in conjunction Zanfer Promotions present a lightweight showdown between two hard punching southpaws. Tijuana, Mexico's, Marvin "Cachorro" Quintero (24-3, 20 KOs) and Philippine native, Al "Captain A" Sabaupan (18-0-1, 13 KOs) square off in a 12-round International Boxing Federation (IBF) title elimination bout with the winner positioning himself as the No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger to face the champion, Miguel Vázquez (30-3, 13 KOs). The fight takes place at the Unidad Deportiva Centenario in Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico.

"When you have two hungry fighters determined to become a world champion, it's always a great event for the fans," said Gary Shaw. "Both of these warriors are battling for the right to dethrone Vázquez, who currently holds the IBF lightweight strap. In addition, Mexico vs. the Philippines is always a heated rivalry which brings added excitement to the event. I don't think this fight is going the distance. The fans can expect a lot of fireworks on fight night."

Riding a four fight knockout streak and always working hard in the gym, Quintero is ready to take his career to the next level.

Said Quintero, "The hard work in training camp is complete and I'm looking forward to getting the proper rest as Saturday approaches. This fight was originally scheduled to take place in the Philippines, but was moved to Mexico a few weeks ago. I'm very excited to be fighting in front of my people and I promise to give everyone in attendance a great show. I'm looking to end this fight early with a knockout."

After capturing the Pan Pacific lightweight title in July of 2010, Sabaupan has been on a mission to prove he is the best lightweight in the world. With all his fights taking place in his home country, Sabaupan will have a difficult task winning in Mexico for the first time in his career. This makes for an exciting bout as he will be seeking a knockout to ensure victory.

Article posted on 16.04.2012



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