Julian Jackson's sons fight on April 25th; Mares vs. Morel on Saturday

On Wednesday, April 25, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and co-promoter Lesley Commission of 340 Boxing Promotions will proudly present "Boxing in Paradise V" featuring knockout artist John Jackson (12-0, 11 KOs) defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight Youth World Title for the first time against fellow undefeated Jesus "Chino" Selig (14-0-1, 9 KOs) of Douglas, Arizona, in the 10-round main event.

23-year-old Jackson was a 2008 USVI Olympic representative. He and his brother, undefeated super middleweight contender Julius, are the sons of former World Middleweight Champion and one of the hardest punchers in boxing history, Julian "The Hawk" Jackson.

In the co-main event, brother Julius (12-0, 8 KOs), also a 2008 Olympian, will face Wilson "Kid Wonder" Theophile (8-3, 4 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas, over 10 rounds for the vacant WBC Youth Super Middleweight Silver Title.

Topping the undercard, Samuel Rogers (11-0 9 KOs), nephew of Julian, will make the first defense of his WBC FECARBOX Title against Durrell Richardson (13-4, 5 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio.

The balance of the card will consist of 2 four-round bouts, featuring the Joseph brothers of St. Croix, USVI.

Super Middleweight Clarence Joseph will be looking for his first victory (after being involved in two No Contest fights) against Eric Clinton 1-6 of Tallahassee, Florida, while super middleweight Austin Joseph will make his pro debut against Adam Schwartz (1-3) of Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Prior to these professional bouts the USVI's finest amateurs will see action as part of 340 Promotion's commitment to "Operation London 2012", which lends support to this year's USVI's Olympic hopefuls.

Undercard announced for ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Frank Erwin Center April 27

AUSTIN, Texas – Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions will bring five undercard bouts, featuring the best young talent in Austin, for ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Frank Erwin Center April 27 in support of the live televised main event and co-feature fights.

Two local fighters will collide in a 4-round welterweight bout when Nick Gonzales, 3-2-1 with one knockout, faces off with Cory Yett, 3-3 with one knockout. Surprisingly, the two have never sparred and Gonzales, a part-time mixed martial arts fighter, had not heard of Yett until the fight was proposed. Yett promises that Gonzales will remember him after April 27.

Two other Ausin boxers will clash, with middleweight Daniel Henry making his professional debut against Jawanta Manson, 2-2-2 with one knockout. Manson has not fought in nearly two years, since losing a decision to unbeaten Salvador Roa. Henry has had just eight amateur fights, but trainer Richard Lord says the fighter has advanced enough to test the pro ranks.

Austin’s Clay Herzing, who is 6 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 345 pounds, will make his professional debut against the 6-foot-2-inch and approximately 290-pound Brice Ritani. Herzing has limited amateur experience, but hopes size will matter in this heavyweight battle. Ritani, 2-0 with two knockouts, dabbled in professional mixed martial arts for three years before dedicating himself to boxing full time.

Local boxer Rayford Johnson, 6-7 with three knockouts, will try to even out his record against Michigan’s Mitch Williams, 3-2-1 with three knockouts, in a 4-round cruiserweight match. Williams, who turned professional in 2007 as a 227-pounder, is fighting for the first time as a cruiserweight. He last boxed in January 2010, fighting a 6-round draw. In the time that Williams was off, Johnson had five bouts, winning two of them.

Two visiting Texans will face off in a 4-round junior welterweight match, with John Montes of Laredo, 1-1 with one knockout, meeting Randy Fuentes of Edinburg, 1-0-1.

Card is subject to change.




WBC News: Mares - Morel on Saturday


April 18, 2012 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:


WBC Vacant Super Bantamweight World Championship

Don Haskins Center - El Paso, Texas

April 21, 2012

This will be the 1,776th championship fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.


Ranked WBC No. 1 at super bantamweight

Age, date of birth: 26 (November 28, 1985)

Residence: Norwalk, California

Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Record: 23-0-1, 13 KOs

Stance: Right-handed

Total rounds: 170

World title fights: 3 (2-0-1)

Managers: Frank Espinoza, Ismael Mares (father)

Trainer: Clemente Medina

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions

ERIC MOREL (Puerto Rico)

Ranked WBC No. 5 at super bantamweight

Age, date of birth: 36 (October 1, 1975)

Residence: Madison, Wisconsin

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Record: 46-2, 23 KOs

Stance: Right-handed

Total rounds: 333

World title fights: 9 (7-2)

Manager: Self managed

Trainer: Cirilo Morel (father)

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions


1. Rigoberto Riasco (Pan) 1976

2. Royal Kobayashi (Jap) 1976

3. Dong-Kyun Yum (Kor) 1976 - 1977

4. Wilfredo Gomez (P. Rico) 1977 - 1982

5. Jaime Garza (US) 1983 - 1984

6. Juan Meza (US) 1984 - 1985

7. Lupe Pintor (Mex) 1985 - 1986

8. Samart Payakaroon (Thai) 1986 - 1987

9. Jeff Fenech (Aust) 1987 - 1988

10. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) 1988 - 1990

11. Paul Banke (US) 1990

12. Pedro Decima (Arg) 1990 - 1991

13. Kiyoshi Hatanaka (Jap) 1991

14. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) * 1991 - 1992

15. Thierry Jacob (Fra) 1992

16. Tracy Patterson (US) 1992 - 1994

17. Hector Acero-Sanchez (D.R.) 1994 - 1995

18. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) * 1995 - 1997

19. Erik Morales (Mex) 1997 - 2000

20. Willie Jorrin (US) 2000 - 2002

21. Oscar Larios (Mex) 2002 - 2005

22. Israel Vazquez (Mex) 2005 - 2007

23. Rafael Marquez (Mexico) 2007

24. Israel Vazquez (Mexico) * 2007 - 2008

25. Toshiaki Nishioka (Japan) 2008 - 2012

* Regained title


22 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only two have regained the title: Daniel Zaragoza (Mexico) two times, and Israel Vazquez (Mexico).

98 world title bouts have been held in the super bantamweight division in WBC history, 48 of them in the United States.

Wilfredo Gomez (Puerto Rico) holds the record for super bantamweight world title defenses with 17.

Daniel Zaragoza (Mexico) made 14 title defenses in three periods as champion.

Oscar Larios (Mexico) made 10 title defenses.


There have been 33 WBC world title fights between Mexico and Puerto Rico - Mexico has won 16, Puerto Rico has won 17.


Oct. 22, 1966 Carlos Ortiz TKO5 Ultiminio Ramos, Mexico City - L

Jul. 1, 1967 Carlos Ortiz TKO4 Ultiminio Ramos, San Juan - L

May 16, 1977 Alfredo Escalera KO8 Carlos Becerril, Landover - SF

Jun. 24, 1977 Esteban De Jesus KO11 Vicente Mijares, San Juan - L

Jul. 11, 1977 Wilfredo Gomez KO5 Raul Tirado, San Juan - SB

Sep. 10, 1977 Alfredo Escalera W15 Sigfrido Rodriguez, San Juan - SF

Apr. 8, 1978 Wilfredo Gomez KO8 Juan Antonio Lopez, Bayamon - SB

Apr. 22, 1978 Carlos Zarate TKO13 Andres Hernandez, San Juan - B

Oct. 28, 1978 Wilfredo Gomez TKO5 Carlos Zarate, San Juan - SB

Jan. 14, 1979 Wilfredo Benitez W15 Carlos Palomino, San Juan - W

Dec. 13, 1980 Salvador Sanchez W15 Juan Laporte, El Paso - F

Aug. 21, 1981 Salvador Sanchez KO8 Wilfredo Gomez, Las Vegas - F

Mar. 27, 1982 Wilfredo Gomez TKO6 Juan Meza, Atlantic City - SB

Jun. 11, 1982 Wilfredo Gomez KO10 Juan Antonio Lopez, Las Vegas - SB

Aug. 18, 1982 Wilfredo Gomez TKO8 Roberto Rubaldino, San Juan - SB

Dec. 3, 1982 Wilfredo Gomez TKO14 Lupe Pintor, New Orlenas - SB

May 1, 1983 Edwin Rosario W12 Jose Luis Ramirez, San Juan - L

Aug. 7, 1983 Hector Camacho TKO5 Rafael Limon, San Juan - SF

Nov. 3, 1984 Jose Luis Ramirez TKO4 Edwin Rosario, San Juan - L

Aug. 10, 1985 Hector Camacho W12 Jose Luis Ramirez, Las Vegas - L

Dec. 12, 1986 Julio Cesar Chavez W12 Juan Laporte, New York - SF

Jun. 5, 1989 Gilberto Roman W12 Juan Carazo, Inglewood – S Fl

Nov. 18, 1989 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO11 Sammy Fuentes Las Vegas - SL

Aug. 15, 1991 Marcos Villasana W12 Ricardo Cepeda, Marbella - F

Apr. 10, 1992 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO5 Angel Hernandez, Naucalpan - SL

Sep. 12, 1993 Julio Cesar Chavez W12 Hector Camacho, Las Vegas - SL

Aug. 23, 1997 Ricardo Lopez TKO5 Alex Sanchez New York - St

Feb. 13, 1999 Erik Morales KO2 Angel Chacon, Las Vegas - SB

Sep. 18, 1999 Felix Trinidad W12 Oscar De La Hoya, Las Vegas - W

Mar. 22, 2003 Jesus Chavez TKO6 Carlos Gerena, Las Vegas - SF

Jul. 28, 2007 Hector Velazquez TW10 Mario Santiago, Tacoma - F

Sep. 15, 2009 Edgar Sosa TKO6 Omar Soto, Puebla – L Fl

Aug. 14, 2010 Ganigan Lopez W12 Omar Soto, Mexico City - St

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Article posted on 19.04.2012

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