WBC News: Chavez vs. Lee; Adamek vs. Chambers on Saturday
From WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
Article posted on 14.06.2012
I would like to express my deepest apologies for the expression that appeared in the newsletter of yesterday calling the fight of last Saturday “the theft of the century,” which was an exaggerated and bad translation from the Spanish, blamed on ourselves.
I am deeply sorry for having hurt a dear friend like Duane Ford and cannot find the words to express it, as all of my friends during all the years of my life know that I am not an offensive person, regardless of the circumstances and people.
Duane Ford is not only a very good, honest and decent person in his private life, but he is also one of the best judges that I have known. Duane Ford, in fact, holds a vice chair in the WBC Ring Officials Board, and he has been a leader for many judges. Boxing being a subjective sport, there are several differences of opinion and I scored the fight one-sided for Pacquiao, which was meant as no offense for my friend.
The main intention of my answer to the newspaper media was to present an example of what Open Scoring can do for fairness in boxing, as by knowing the score in the boxers’ corners, they can adjust their fight for what is needed, regardless of the scoring being right or wrong, as the scores have been issued and nothing can change it. The WBC has had absolute support in the rest of the world where we have implemented Open Scoring since several years ago.
Again, my deepest apologies for having hurt a friend, which I shouldn't have done.
WBC Middleweight World Championship
June 16, 2012
El Paso, Texas – Sun Bowl
This will be the 1,782nd fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.
TOP RANK INC. PRESENTS:
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. vs. ANDY LEE
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. (MEXICO)
WBC middleweight world champion
Age, date of birth: 26 (February 16, 1986)
Residence, birthplace: Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Record: 45-0-1, 1 NC, 31 KOs
Total rounds: 223
World title fights: 3 (3-0, 1 KO)
Manager: Billy Keane
Trainer: Freddie Roach
Promoters: Top Rank Inc., Zanfer Promotions
ANDY LEE (IRELAND-US)
Ranked WBC No. 3 at middleweight
Age, date of birth: 28 (6-11-84)
Residence: Detroit, Michigan
Birthplace: London, England
Record: 28-1, 20 KOs
Total rounds: 156
World title fights: 0
Manager, trainer: Emmanuel Steward
Promoter: Lou DiBella
WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
1. Dick Tiger (Nigeria) 1963
2. Joey Giardello (US) 1963 - 1965
3. Dick Tiger (Nigeria) * 1965 - 1966
4. Emile Griffith (V.I.) 1966 - 1967
5. Nino Benvenuti (Italy) 1967
6. Emile Griffith (V.I.) * 1967 - 1968
7. Nino Benvenuti (Italy) * 1968 - 1970
8. Carlos Monzon (Argentina) 1970 - 1974
9. Rodrigo Valdez (Colombia) 1974 - 1976
10. Carlos Monzon (Argentina) * 1976 - 1977
11. Rodrigo Valdez (Colombia) * 1977 - 1978
12. Hugo Corro (Argentina) 1978 - 1979
13. Vito Antuofermo (Italy) 1979 - 1980
14. Alan Minter (GB) 1980
15. Marvin Hagler (US) 1980 - 1987
16. Ray Leonard (US) 1987
17. Thomas Hearns (US) 1987 - 1988
18. Iran Barkley (US) 1988 - 1989
19. Roberto Duran (Panama) 1989
20. Julian Jackson (V.I.) 1990 - 1993
21. Gerald McClellan (US) 1993 - 1995
22. Julian Jackson (V.I.) * 1995
23. Quincy Taylor (US) 1995 - 1996
24. Keith Holmes (US) 1996 - 1998
25. Hassine Cherifi (France) 1998 - 1999
26. Keith Holmes (US) * 1999 - 2001
27. Bernard Hopkins (US) 2001 - 2005
28. Jermain Taylor (US) 2005 -2007
29. Kelly Pavlik (US) 2007 - 2010
30. Sebastian Zbik (Germany) Interim 2009
31. Sergio Martinez (Argentina) 2010
32. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (Mexico) 2011
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC:
25 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, seven of whom have regained the title: Dick Tiger (Nigeria), Emile Griffith (Virgin Islands), Nino Benvenuti (Italy), Carlos Monzon (Argentina), Rodrigo Valdez (Colombia), Julian Jackson (Virgin Islands), Keith Kolmes (US).
111 WBC middleweight world title fights have been held in WBC history.
68 WBC middleweight world title fights have taken place in the United States in WBC history.
WBC TITLE FIGHTS BETWEEN MEXICO AND GREAT BRITAIN
There have been 30 WBC-sanctioned fights between Mexico and Great Britain. Mexico has won 22, Great Britain has won 8.
Sep. 7, 1965 Vicente Saldivar W15 Howard Winstone, London - F
June 15 1967 Vicente Saldivar W15 Howard Winstone, Cardiff - F
Oct. 17, 1967 Vicente Saldivar TKO12 Howard Winstone, Mexico City - F
Dec. 12, 1969 Ruben Olivares TKO2 Alan Rudkin, Inglewood - B
Mar. 28, 1972 Jose Napoles KO7 Ralph Charles, London - W
Dec. 6, 1975 John Stracey TKO6 Jose Napoles, Mexico City - W
Jun. 22, 1976 Carlos Palomino TKO12 John H. Stracey, London - W
Oct. 16, 1976 John Conteh W15 Alvaro Lopez, Copenhagen - LH
Jun. 14, 1977 Carlos Palomino KO11 Dave Green, London - W
Sep. 19,1980 Lupe Pintor TKO12 Johnny Owen, Los Angeles - B
Dec. 12, 1981 Salvador Sanchez W15 Pat Cowdell, Houston - F
Oct. 28, 1987 Jorge Vaca TW8 Lloyd Honeyghan, London - W
Mar. 29, 1988 Lloyd Honeyghan KO3 Jorge Vaca, London - W
Jun. 2, 1990 Marcos Villasana TKO8 Paul Hodkinson, Manchester - F
Nov. 13, 1991 Paul Hodkinson W12 Marcos Villasana, Belfast - F
Apr. 28, 1993 Goyo Vargas TKO7 Paul Hodkinson, Dublin - F
Dec. 18, 1993 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO6 Andy Holligan, Puebla - SL
Mar. 30, 1996 Wayne Mccullough W12 Jose Luis Bueno, Dublin - B
Jan. 11, 1997 Daniel Zaragoza W12 Wayne Mccullough, Boston - SB
Dec. 12, 1997 Erik Morales TKO8 John Lowey, Tijuana - SB
Oct. 22, 1999 Naseem Hamed W12 Cesar Soto, Detroit - F
Oct. 22, 1999 Erik Morales W12 Wayne McCullough, Detroit - SB
Feb. 10, 2005 Oscar Larios W12 Wayne McCullough, Lemoore - SB
Jul. 16, 2005 Oscar Larios TKO10 Wayne McCullough, Las Vegas - SB
Jan. 20, 2007 Junior Witter TKO9 Arturo Morua, London - SL
Apr. 23, 2010 Rendall Munroe TKO9 Victor Terrazas (Eliminator), Coventry - SB
Jun. 26, 2010 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. W12 John Duddy (Silver), San Antonio - M
Sep. 11, 2010 Erik Morales KO6 Willie Limond (Silver), Mexico City - SL
Mar. 5, 2011 Saul Alvarez W12 Matthew Hatton, Anaheim - SW
Jun. 18, 2011 Saul Alvarez TKO12 Ryan Rhodes, Tlajomulco - SW
WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.
Euro 2012 and Adamek vs Chambers Boxing in Newark 6/16
Polish Boxing and Euro 2012 Soccer in Newark
On Saturday, June 16, Tomasz "Goral" Adamek, the Pride of Poland, will take on "Fast" Eddie Chambers in a clash of heavyweight contenders at the Prudential Center in Newark. Earlier in the day, the Polish national soccer team will face the Czech Republic in the first round of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.
Worried about choosing? Don't be! Head over to Newark in the afternoon to catch the soccer match on TV in one of the great local bars near the Prudential Center then head inside to watch the fights live when the match is over - a true sports fan experience!
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (224 Market Street) will supply Polish flavor for the match with $21 buckets of Okocim beer (6 bottles per bucket).
Brick City Bar & Grill (35 Edison Place) will have happy hour throughout the soccer match: $7 apps, $4 domestic drafts, $5 Avion Tequila shots, $7 specialty martinis.
Loft 47 (47 Edison Place) is offering $15 buckets of beer (Budweiser, Bud Light and Bud Lime).
FIGHT INFO: The June 16th NBC Sports Network Fight Night card at Newark's Prudential Center features Tomasz Adamek vs. Eddie Chambers. Co-featured on the card will be Bryant Jennings vs. Steve Collins, Garrett, Indiana, 25-1,18 KO's. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. The card is presented by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing, Ziggy Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions.
Tickets priced at $254 ringside, $104, $79, and $54 available through Ticketmaster: online at www.ticketmaster.com; Charge-by-phone: 1-800-745-3000; Ticketmaster Express 866-448-7849; and Ticketmaster ticket centers. Tickets are also available at Prudential Center's Box Office and www.prucenter.com.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE (All Times ET)
Saturday, June 16, 9-11 pm - Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Friday, September 21, 9-11pm - Site TBA
Saturday, December 8, 9-11 pm - Site TBA
To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here:http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/
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WBO GIVE BOXING CLINICS TO CHILDREN FROM CUPEY ALTO WITH FORMER WORLD CHAMPION WILFREDO VAZQUEZ JR. AND WORLD RANKED MCWILLIAMS ARROYO; MCWILLIAMS ARROYO GET HIS WBO LATINO BELT
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), with former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and world ranked McWilliams Arroyo brought today boxing clinics to the kids of the Summer Camps at the community of Cupey Alto in San Juan, as part of the successfull program Kids Drug Free.
Vazquez Jr. (22-2-1, 17 KOs), former WBO superbantamweight champion, Arroyo (12-1, 10 KOs), WBO Latino flyweight champion and #13 ranked, and prospect Eliezer “Waa” Gonzalez (12-0, 7 KOs) talked to the kids about practice sports, and keep in the school. Also, the boxers show some boxing exercises and techniques to the boys and girls.
Referee Jose H. Rivera and judge Cesar Ramos told something of their job in and out of the ring.
MCWILLIAMS ARROYO GET HIS WBO LATINO BELT
Meanwhile, McWilliams Arroyo got his WBO Latino flyweight title he won in March with a unanimous decision over veteran Luis “Titi” Maldonado in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
WBO Executive Committee member Adolfo Flores Monge gave the belt to Arroyo.
Remember the 25th Annual Convention WBO Silver Jubilee and Election to be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from October 22 to October 26, 2012. For reservations at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, you can call 1 800 937-0010 or access www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com. More information at www.wboboxing.com.
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