Castillo-Popoca, Johnson-Fonfara press conference quotes; Weights From Hollywood, CA
All four principal fighters were respectful and professional to each other at two separate press conferences were held today, one at the MAJESTIC STAR CASINO in Gary, Indiana, and one at PLAYBOOK SPORTS BAR in Niles, Illinois, to discuss this Friday's (July 13) "CROSSROADS" boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
Article posted on 12.07.2012
Crossroads is presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing and will feature former world champion Glen "Road Warrior" Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) taking on "The Polish Prince" Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round light heavyweight main event and former world champion Jose Luis Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) facing Chicago fan favorite Ivan Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main.
This will be a great fight. Fonfara will come forward and put on a great show. You already know what I do. Don't miss it. It will be a terrific event.
Glen is a great warrior and a legend. I'm ready. I had a great camp. I can't wait for Friday the 13th to see what happens. I'm ready as I'll ever be.
Jose Luis Castillo
Thanks to Ivan Popoca for the opportunity to fight and may the best man win! There are still big fights out there for me and I will show in this fight that I am still a great fighter.
It's a privilege to fight such a legend as Jose Luis Castillo. I will definitely be looking for the knockout when I get in there. It's going to be a war. That's how I fight.
Weights From Hollywood, CA
Zachary Wohlman 148 vs. Joe Martell 148
Mike Carracela 146.2 vs. Alonso Loeza 146.6
Holly Lawson 144.6 vs. Judy Garcia 143.6
Oscar Diaz 134.2 vs. Carlos Morales 133.2
Liam Vaughan 154.6 vs. Cleven Ishe 156
Erik Ruiz 122.2 vs. Raymond Chacon 119.4
Paul Parker 193.2 vs. Larry Ward 193
Javier Albonica 146.4 vs. Tatsuro Irie 148.4
Terrell Wiliams 150.4 vs. Clifford McPherson 150.8
Tickets to HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT takes place on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Florentine Gardens, located at 5955 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California.
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., First Bout at 7:15pm sharp. Tickets to HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT start at $35. All bouts are subject to change.
Injury-Free Melson to fight on August 2!
New York, NY (July 11, 2012) – Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will make his highly-anticipated return to the squared circle in a six round junior middleweight bout Thursday, August 2 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom against an opponent to be named.
Melson, 8-1 (4 KO’s), was scheduled to face Enrique Gallegos June 14 but withdrew after fracturing his eye socket during a sparring session. Thankfully, the New York City native recovered quickly and is eager to get back in the ring.
“I’m really looking forward to this fight,” said Melson, who co-founded Team Fight to Walk along with his best friend Christan Zaccagnino. “A lot of people were telling me how entertaining my last match was and how excited they are to see me fight again. I am expecting another good turnout and owe a special thanks to Lou Dibella for giving me the opportunity to showcase my abilities.”
The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and tickets are available by going to Teamfighttowalk.com. All tickets purchased on Teamfighttowalk.com can be picked up at the Roseland Ballroom's will call window on fight night under the credit card holder's name.
In association with the 501 (C) 3 nonprofit Justadollarplease.org, Melson created Team Fight to Walk, whose mission is to raise awareness within the boxing community as well as the entire nation about the importance of bringing Clinical Trials to the United States to help cure Spinal Cord Injuries. Team Fight to Walk is comprised of Melson, former Rutgers football player/ESPY honoree Eric LeGrand, two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, title contender DeAndre “The Bull” Latimore, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., 2008 US Olympians Demetrius “Boo” Andrade and Shawn Estrada along with prospects Sid “The Messenger” El Harrak, Jeff “TNT” Spencer, Denis “Da Momma’s Boy” Douglin, Will “Power” Rosinsky, Floriano “Italiano” Pagliara, Danny “Little Mac” McDermott, Vinny “The Lion” O’Brien, Ahmed “Prince of Egypt” Samir and Delen “Sniper” Parsley.
For more information or to make a donation, go to teamfighttowalk.com or Justadollarplease.org. All specific questions about the nature of the Clinical Trial to cure Spinal Cord Injury can be sent to [email protected]
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