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News: David Price; Thomas Dulorme; Joel Diaz

David Price believes a hideaway camp in Germany will lead him to title glory next weekend. The 6ft 8in heavyweight is now winding down preparations ahead of his vacant British and Commonwealth title clash against Sam Sexton (15-2) at Aintree racecourse on May 19. Price, 28, recently returned from two weeks in Berlin where he sparred´with Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev who lifted the European crown last weekend..

And the Olympic bronze medallist says it would be a close run thing between him and Pulev who beat Alexander Dimitrenko to win his title.

Price (12-0) said: "We sparred a lot in the amateurs. Before the 2008 Olympics we did a lot of sparring and he would get on top of me so I wanted to go back and see where I was now. It was a good gauge.

"We did five spars in all and each one was different and one day I would get the better of him and the next he would have it more his own way."The camp in the German capital also helped ease the pressure ahead of the biggest night of his professional career.

Price added: "I needed to get away because there are a few distractions at home in the city. A lot more people want me to be here, there and everywhere.

"It is nice to know you are in demand, but training is the most important thing so I had to get away and focus.

"Just a few different things were getting in the way of my preparations. It has done me the world of good. There was nothing there apart from the hotel and the gym so there was plenty of time to focus.

In the chief support Ashley Theophane (31-4-1) defends his British light-welterweight crown against local Steve Williams (12-1).

A special attraction sees classy Leeds boxer Adil Anwar (16-1) tackle Lenny Daws (23-2-2) in a vacant English title and eliminator for Theophanes crown.

Other fights include: John Donnelly (13-2) v Mike Robinson (5-4-3) (English super-flyweight title), Paul Edwards (9-1) v Kevin Satchel (7-0) vacant English flyweight title, Bob Ajisafe (9-2) v Travis Dickinson (12-0) English light-heavyweight crown.

Ticktes are selling fast. The are some available priced at 拢95 (ringside), 拢75 (main floor) and 拢55 (floor) fromwww.frankmaloney.com/www.ticketmaster.com


BROADWAY BOXING RETURNS TO ROSELAND BALLROOM THURSDAY JUNE 14 HEADLINED BY UNDEFATED PROSPECT SEANIE MONAGHAN AND WORLD-RATED CONTENDER THOMAS DULORME

New York, NY (5/10/12) - On Thursday, June 14, DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series returns to New York City's famed Roseland Ballroom for its third installment of 2012. Headlining the card will be world-rated welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (14-0, 11KO's), who is widely considered as one of the most promising young boxers in all of boxing, as well as Long Island's fan-favorite undefeated light heavyweight prospect, "Irish" Seanie Monaghan (13-0, 8KO's).

Broadway Boxing kicked off the 2012 season with an action-packed, sold out card at Roseland on January 21. DBE followed that up with another completely sold out event on March 7 at B.B. King Blues Club and now returns for what promises to be another thrilling night of boxing with the undercard featuring some of the most exciting and popular fighters throughout the New York area.

Dulorme, 14-0, 11KOs, is of Dominican descent but he has spent the large majority of his life as a resident of Puerto Rico. The 22-year-old NABF Welterweight Champion is part of Team Puerto Rico, a group of fighters promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and Warriors Boxing. Already rated as the WBC #3 and WBA #4 welterweight in the world, Dulorme is coming a first-round annihilation of Aris Ambriz, 16-2-1, 8KOs, on February 17, which was the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation, shown live on SHOWTIME®. Boxing insiders have been raving about Dulorme's ability for some time now, and the blue-chip prospect continues to inch closer to his first world title opportunity in the very near future.

Every time that Long Beach, New York's Seanie Monaghan, 13-0, 8KOs, steps into the ring, his army of fans continues to grow. Monaghan, who last fought on the undercard of Sergio Martinez' middleweight title defense against Matthew Macklin at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick's Day, has become a staple fighting on the undercard of almost every recent major card that has come to New York due to his action-packed, fan friendly style. Now, on June 14, Monaghan will have the opportunity to headline what could be the first of many more shows to come in the future for the dynamic light heavyweight prospect.

Additional bouts will be announced shortly.

Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45, with a limited number of VIP tables available for purchase as well. VIP Tickets are priced at $150, and there are four seats to a table. Tickets can be purchased by calling DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577. Call soon as tickets are already going fast and a third consecutive sellout for the Broadway Boxing series is expected.


Diaz to meet Sanchez at “Battle at the Boat 87”!

Tacoma, WA (May 10, 2012) – Junior lightweight prospect Joel Diaz will look to take another step in the right direction when he battles Guillermo Sanchez Saturday, June 2 in the main event of “Battle at the Boat 87.”

The card is promoted by Halquist Productions and takes place at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Tickets start at $25 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting the EQC box office.

The hard-hitting Diaz is a perfect 9-0 with 8 KO’s as a professional and is one of the top young talents on the west coast. On January 20, 2012, Diaz stopped previously unbeaten Guy Robb in seven rounds on ShoBox: The New Generation. In his most recent bout, the 20-year-old Palmdale, CA native battered veteran Yogli Herrera, forcing him to quit on his stool after four rounds.

Rough, tough and battle tested, Sanchez’ resume speaks for itself. The Puerto Rican shared the squared circle with world champion Adrien Broner, contender Edner Cherry and undefeated prospects Mark Davis and Ronny Rios. Dubbed as “The Vampire,” Sanchez, 13-6-1 (5 KO’s), twice won bouts in the backyard of previously unbeaten opponents, outpointing Rod Salka and Eddie Irizarry.

Diaz-Sanchez is scheduled for ten rounds.

Retired Marine and crowd favorite Nate Serrano, 4-1 (1 KO), of Yakima, WA will look to win his second straight bout when he challenges Portland, OR’s Osvaldo Rojas in a six round welterweight contest. Serrano’s fresh off a dramatic second round stoppage of Nicholas Balestra while Rojas, 6-2-1 (2 KO’s), makes his first start since 2010.

Also appearing on the undercard is Canadian sensation Sarah Pucek against an opponent to be named. Other undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

Doors open at 6 pm and the opening bell is scheduled for 7.

During the last 23 years, Halquist Productions built a reputation in the boxing world for their loyalty, honesty and integrity. In 1997, Halquist Productions ran their inaugural “Battle at the Boat” series, which remains successful to this day. Halquist Productions promoted many world title bouts and their fight cards have been seen on ESPN, HBO and Showtime.

Article posted on 09.05.2012



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