Round12

By gabrielf388d

POR MAURICIO SULAIMAN
PRESIDENTE DEL WBC – HIJO DE JOSÉ SULAIMÁN

Haber estado presente en la ceremonia de clausura de la Fundación del Papa Francisco en Metepec, México, fue muy inspirador. 450 niños de 50 diferentes comunidades, religiones, culturas y orígenes se reunieron durante 5 días con el fin de señalar temas que les preocupan. Las conclusiones fueron presentadas por los jefes de equipo. Todas ellas fueron sólidas y profundas, el documento fue leído en público en presencia del Gobernador del Estado de México y muchos otros dignatarios, y en ningún momento los niños fueron intimidados por su presencia. Inseguridad y Discriminación fueron seleccionados como temas primordiales. Un largo documento con muchas propuestas se presentó con ideas sobre cómo hacer las cosas mejores para los jóvenes en el futuro.

Yo estaba allí debido a que el Consejo Mundial de Boxeo fue designado para crear y administrar el Programa BoxVal (Boxeo con Valores) diseñado por el Papa Francisco. Nuestro encuentro con José María Del Corral, Presidente Mundial de Scholas, fue sensacional. El mensaje compartido describe nuestro compromiso hacia BoxVal, así como nuestros deberes. 2 Nations 1 Dream – BoxVal – transformaran las paredes en puentes para que los niños de ambos lados compartan sus sueños por mundo unido por la paz y el deporte.

El boxeo es un gran deporte, es una gran disciplina que nos trae emociones como ninguna otro. Cuando un peleador entra al ring, todo está en juego, su futuro, su orgullo e incluso sus vidas. Las rivalidades son comunes, algunas toman años en construirse y su curso natural trae una emoción increíble.
Hay una línea delgada entre el bombo para construir una pelea y el abuso de palabras, amenazas y ataques físicos que suceden muchas veces.

La mayoría de las reglas en el boxeo están relacionadas con lo que sucede dentro del ring en adición a unas cuantas reglas que tratan de “regular” el comportamiento en general de la familia del boxeo. El WBC tiene disposiciones que tocan estos asuntos delicados, que incluyen un código de ética para todos los miembros del WBC y todos los oficiales de ring.
Existe una necesidad urgente de implementar el “Código de Ética del Boxeo”.
Mi padre fue severamente lastimado cuando una trifulca estalló durante la rueda de prensa de Lewis contra Tyson. Tal disturbio nunca debería haber ocurrido, pero los combatientes fueron dirigidos a “enfrentarse” para crear publicidad y promover las ventas en Pay per View. Todo se salió de control y mi padre estuvo muy cerca de experimentar fatales consecuencias.

El boxeo es muy honorable, los boxeadores son humildes y respetuosos, ellos trabajan toda su vida con sacrificios extremos para tener éxito y convertirse en alguien en la vida. La mayoría de ellos son modelos con influencia muy positiva en niños y en la sociedad, mueven masas, motivan, traen emoción y hacen que la vida de los aficionados sea mejor.
Todos cometemos errores, pero estoy seguro de que todos podemos corregirlos y seguir adelante. Estoy muy orgulloso de Adrien Broner y de ver la forma en que cambió con sus emotivas palabras después de su última pelea contra Granados, un ejemplo perfecto de cómo dar la vuelta después de haber sido suspendido por sus ataques ofensivos y racistas en una entrevista en vivo.

Ángel García tuvo una experiencia similar, en una conferencia de prensa reciente estelarizó un episodio embarazoso. He hablado directamente con el señor García y con su hijo, nuestro orgulloso campeón Danny. El Sr. García también ha hablado con la NYSAC y estoy muy contento de escuchar su postura y de conocer los testimonios de muchas personas que lo conocen y que saben todo el servicio comunitario que el realiza. Ángel García merece la oportunidad de seguir adelante y utilizar esta experiencia para implementar acciones positivas. Se sabe que es un hombre que ayuda continuamente a su comunidad, dedica tiempo, esfuerzo y recursos para servir a muchos a través de su gimnasio de boxeo.

Danny García tendrá la pelea más grande de su vida este próximo sábado en Nueva York, ya que unificará la división de peso welter contra Keith Thurman. Vamos a poner toda la atención en lo que va a pasar en el ring. Estoy seguro de que Ángel García ha aprendido de esta experiencia y ahora entiende que cualquier acción en público también representa lo que sucede en el boxeo.

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El CMB ordena Stiverne contra Wilder II

By gabrielf388d

El Consejo Mundial de Boxeo ha confirmado oficialmente Bermane Stiverne como contendiente obligatorio para el campeón de peso pesado WBC Deontay Wilder. Las negociaciones libres para esta revancha comenzaron este lunes 27 de febrero.

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Canelo: I am Ready for the Best Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

By toshiro

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Tom Hogan & Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is set for his next showdown as he takes on fellow countryman and former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Canelo will square off against Chavez on Saturday May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on HBO Pay Per View. We caught up with Canelo at the LA press conference as he talked about his upcoming showdown.

“This fight is extremely important for the Mexican fights fans that have wanted this fight. This is a great time to have this fight and I am ready to give the fans a great fight,” Saul “Canelo” Alvarez told Fightnews.com “This is my era,” Canelo added.

“Both guys have their fan base and that’s what makes this fight exciting, that’s why they want to see this fight because its about pride and honor. The reason we made this fight because there is a lot of pride and honor at stake,” Oscar De La Hoya told Fightnews.com

As the anticipation and demand for a Canelo vs. GGG showdown escalates many were stunned when the fight with Chavez was made. What followed was massive criticism for Canelo willing to take the fight at 164.5 and not fight Golovkin. However the fight with Golovkin is imminent following the showdown with Chavez, Canelo gave us his take.

“The contracts are in the hands of Golovkin. Right now I just want to talk about Chavez,” Canelo said.

“This is by far the biggest fight in Mexican boxing history. If its a good fight, why not make a second fight in September but I have always said and want to keep my promise. Golovkin is in Canelo’s radar and is not afraid of him,” De La Hoya said. “Golovkin is a strong middleweight and that’s what the fans want to see. It is going to happen. The plan is to fight him is September that has been the plan all along,” De La Hoya added.

Canelo is coming off a spectacular ninth round knockout over Liam Smith last September in Arlington Texas, Canelo delivered a crunching left hook to the body as a packed AT&T Stadium rose to their feet reminiscent of a Dallas Cowboys touchdown. Prior to the Smith fight Alvarez scored a devastating knockout over Amir Khan in May as Canelo headlined the first ever boxing event at the T-Mobile Arena.

“Last year went well I made some history with the fights I had. All I want to do is put my stamp and leave my legacy,” Canelo said.

Chavez on the other hand is looking to turn things around as he is coming off two straight wins since suffering a humiliating stoppage loss Andrzej Fonfara in April of 2015. He rebounded by winning back to back decisions, just three months later he won a decision against an undersized Marco Reyes in a light heavyweight fight and in his last he defeated Dominik Britsch in a super middleweight bout last December.

“Julio is use to this big stage and has been there with his father during the big fights. He has had his setbacks but he has a very strong style and goes forward applying the pressure but we will do our job in camp to come out on top,” Canelo on Chavez

Which Chavez does Canelo and Oscar expect to show up?

“This is a big opportunity for him. I really expect him to come in well prepared and I am ready for the best Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.” Canelo expects.

“Right now Chavez is a whole new disciplined fighter. I think this is the second half of his career and he knows it that this fight is very important. Winning this fight takes him again to the top,” Oscar De La Hoya said. “He is interested in showing the people he is back,” De La Hoya added.

The 26 year old Alvarez will now gear up for his Mexican showdown with his long time father and son duo trainer Eddie Reynoso and assistant trainer/manager Jose “Chepo” Reynoso in San Diego, California as they prepare for Chavez.

“Now I will begin my preparation and work hard to come out on top,” Canelo on beginning camp.

Canelo vs. Chavez will be a scheduled 12 round bout at a 164.5 catch-weight as Mexico’s biggest stars will battle it out Cinco de Mayo weekend

“Expect a great fight from me I will leave it all in the ring to have my place in Mexican boxing history,” Canelo said.

Follow Miguel on Twitter @MigMaravilla

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Abell KOs Ochieng

By Togorashi

By Jesse Kelley at ringside

Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (33-9, 31 KO’s) of Coon Rapids, MN stopped Raymond “King Kong” Ochieng (26-21-3, 21 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN at :21 into round two on Saturday night at the Blaine Sports Complex in Blaine, MN. Abell knocked Ochieng to the canvas with a straight left hand shortly after round one began and then again just before the round ended. Ochieng was in serious trouble but was able to regroup between rounds. Ochieng came out swinging to start round two but Abell’s left hand was too sharp and powerful as another straight right to the head from the southpaw Abell put dropped Ochieng hard in a corner. Referee Scott Erickson stopped his count and waived the fight off :21 seconds into the second round. The 35 year old Abell’s career seems rejuvenated following his second consecutive TKO win. The pro Abell crowd had a reported attendance of 1,867.

Cruiserweight Ramon Luis Nicolas (10-2, 6 KO’s) of Miami, Florida defeated Darnell Boone (23-24-4, 12 KO’s) of Atlanta, Georgia by unanimous decision over 8 rounds of action in the co-featured bout of the night The first half of the fight was a chess match but the action intensified by round six. Both fighters were on there toes, moving, and throwing heavy punches but it was Nicolas that pulled away as the fight went on. Nicolas hurt Boone in the eighth and final round with a left hand to the head but he was unable to put Boone in serious trouble before the end of the fight. Scores read 79-73, 78-74, 79-73 in favor of Nicolas.

Martez Williamson (3-16) of Akron, Ohio upset 47 year old local favorite “Wolfman” Marty Lindquist (14-10, 11 KOs) of Blaine, MN by winning a four round unanimous decision. The awkward and unorthodox style of Williamson allowed him to outwork Lindquist from a distance for the majority of the fight. Lindquist had his moments as well despite being out of the ring for over three years prior to this bout. Williamson has now won 2 out of his last three bouts after starting out his career with a 1 win-15 loss record. The final scores read 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 in favor of Williamson.

Light heavyweight Irosvani Duvergel (2-0, 2 KO) of Miami, Florida used a vicious body attack to stop Fred Thomas (1-15-2) of Davenport, Iowa at 1:16 of the first round. Thomas swung gamely at Duvergel but Duvergel was calm and composed until jumping at the opening to land a body-head shot combination that dropped Thomas to the canvas. Referee Mark Nelson called a stop to the fight with Thomas remaining on the canvas and not ready to continue.

Uriel Lara (2-0, 2 KOs), of Coon Rapids, MN landed unanswered and heavy body shots to Desmond Johnson (0-3) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on his way to picking up the stoppage win at :55 into the first round.

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WBC Francophone ratings as of March 2017

By misterboxing7

Next up for the WBC Francophone title will be a double header to take place on May 12 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link.

Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS

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Vitu-Matano IBF eliminator in play

By Togorashi

By Marco Bratusch

The International Boxing Federation confirms that an elimination bout between Frenchman Cedric Vitu (45-2, 18 KOs), ranked #4 by the sanctioning body, and Italian Marcello Matano (17-2, 5 KOs), ranked #5, is in play to determine the mandatory challenger for the new IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd, who won the vacant title Saturday night in Birmingham, Alabama, stopping co-challenger Tony Harrison in round 9.

For the 30-year-old Matano, promoted by Boxe Loreni, this will represent the second opportunity to become IBF mandatory challenger after the loss suffered by the hands of Julian “J-Rock” Williams last June in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The rangy southpaw Vitu, from Creil, France, is now holding the European title at 154 pounds-limit since 2015 and has defended the belt three times so far, the latest against Catalan fighter Isaac Real.

Both parties involved look poised to formally agree to the IBF proposal soon, using the following free negotiations period looking for a private deal to reach in order to avoid the mandatory purse bid.

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Langford-Khurtsidze to meet for WBO interim middleweight world title

By Togorashi

Birmingham’s Tommy Langford (18-0-0, 6 KOs) will face Brooklyn-based Georgian Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs) for the WBO Interim World Middleweight Championship at the Leicester Arena on Saturday 22nd April, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Undefeated Langford holds the British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight belts and is determined to announce himself on the world stage by adding the WBO Interim title to his growing collection.

“This is massive for me,” said Langford. “It’s a huge fight and a huge opportunity to propel my name to the top of the sport. It’s a proper fight for a proper belt and I’m chuffed that Frank keeps on delivering these opportunities for me.

“This is a tough fight but it’s very winnable. I’ve got the style to beat him and if I perform to the best of my ability on the night I’ll become an Interim World Champion. He’s like a little Mike Tyson in the way he fights, he tries to bully his opponents up close and is very relentless but he can be outboxed.

“He’s been outboxed before and that’s how I’m going to beat him. I need to stick to my boxing and make sure I’m as fit as I can be. He’s number one and I’m number three, if I come through this it’ll put me on another level.”

Experienced danger man Khurtsidze has won his last nine fights since dropping a decision to Hassan N’Dam in 2010. He was last in action in March 2016 when he came in on late notice and upset previously unbeaten Middleweight contender Antoine Douglas with a thoroughly dominating 10th-round TKO.

The 37-year-old bulldozer is as mean and relentless as they come, boasting an impressive 21 knockouts from 32 career wins. After a frustrating spell on the sidelines, Khurtsidze is promising to spoil the party and put a spanner in Langford’s plans.

He said: “I am looking forward to April 22 and beating Langford in front of all of his fans. I know he’ll be looking to run from me all night and to steal a decision but I’m coming for the knockout . I am coming to crack bones that night.”

Promoter Frank Warren said: “Khurtsidze will be the toughest opponent of Tommy’s career but I know he has the tools to beat him. He’s the local hero and will have thousands of his fanatical fans pushing him on to victory. Tommy has a brilliant trainer in Tom Chaney, who I’m sure will come up with a winning game-plan. If Tommy comes through this there will be some huge nights for him down the line.”

Promoter Lou DiBella said: “Avtandil Khurtsidze is one of the most exciting fighters in the world and has gone overlooked by the boxing establishment for too long. That will change after he beats Tommy Langford and is able to hoist a championship. Don’t let age fool you. Khurtsidze is fresh, he is hungry, and his story has just begun to be written. I want to thank my friend Frank Warren and his staff for making this deal so easy and for the WBO for recognizing Khurtsidze’s considerable talent.”

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