News: Wlodarczyk-Palacios on Saturday; Hanks-Allen on October 27th
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
September 21, 2012 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
WBC Cruiserweight World Championship
Wroclaw, Poland – Hala Stulecia
September 22, 2012
This will be 1,795th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.
PIOTR WERNER & KNOCKOUT PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:
WLODARCZYK vs PALACIOS
KRZYSZTOF “Diablo” WLODARCZYK (Poland)
WBC Cruiserweight World Champion
Age (date of birth): 31 (September 19, 1981)
Residence: Piaseczno, Poland
Place of birth: Warsaw, Poland
Record: 46-2-1, 33 KOs
Total Rounds: 289
World title Fights: 7 (5-1-1)
Manager: Andrew Wasileski
Promoter: Warriors Promotions
FRANCISCO “The Wizard” PALACIOS (Puerto Rico)
Ranked WBC No. 1 – Mandatory Challenger
Age (date of birth): 35 (May 25, 1977)
Residence: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Place of birth: Bronx, New York
Record: 21-1, 13 KOs
Total rounds: 90
Title fights: 1 (0-1)
Trainer: Evangelista Cotto
Promoter: Don King Productions
WBC CRUISERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
1. Marvin Camel (US) 1980
2. Carlos De Leon (P. Rico) 1980 – 1982
3. S.T. Gordon (US) 1982 – 1983
4. Carlos De Leon (P. Rico) * 1983 – 1985
5. Alfonzo Ratliff (US) 1985
6. Bernard Benton (US) 1985 – 1986
7. Carlos De Leon (P. Rico) * 1986 – 1988
8. Evander Holyfield (US) 1988
9. Carlos De Leon (P. Rico) * 1989 – 1990
10. Massimiliano Duran (Italy) 1990 – 1991
11. Anaclet Wamba (Fra) 1991 – 1995
12. Marcelo Dominguez (Arg) 1995 – 1998
13. Juan Carlos Gomez (Cuba-Ger) 1998 – 2002
14. Wayne Braithwaite (Guyana) 2002 – 2005
15. Jean-Marc Mormeck (France) 2007
16. O’Neil Bell (US) 2006 – 2007
17. Jean Marc Mormeck (France) * 2007
18. David Haye (GB) 2007 – 2008
19. Giacobbe Fragomeni (Italy) 2008 – 2009
20. Zsolt Erdei (Hungary) 2008 – 2010
21. Krzystof Wlodarczyk (Poland) 2010 –
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY
17 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, two of whom have regained the title: Carlos De Leon (Puerto Rico) three times, Jean Marc Mormeck (France).
69 cruiserweight world title bouts have been held in WBC history.
This will be the fourth cruiserweight world title fight in Poland in WBC history.
WORLD CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY
WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.
TIMES UNION STAR BOXING RETURNS UNDEFEATED US HEAVYWEIGHTS FEATURED IN MAIN EVENT JOE HANKS VS. FRED ALLEN
ALBANY, NY (September 21, 2012) – Advance tickets are now on sale as Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will return to Upstate New York’s premier sports and entertainment facility, the Times Union Center on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 with undefeated heavyweight contenders Joe “The Future” Hanks and Fred “Showtime” Allen battling in the ten round main event for the NABA Heavyweight Title.
“Having this heavyweight matchup at the Times Union Center is a one-two punch,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy. “Fans will get yet another chance this year to enjoy great boxing at Albany County’s premiere sports and entertainment venue. The evening is sure to be a knock out!”
Tickets priced at $75, $50 and $35, are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at all local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on www.starboxing.com. Kids 12 & Under are just $10 and students are $25 with a valid student id. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.
Said DeGuardia, “This is our third event this year at the Times Union Center and we’re very excited to return to this terrific venue. The local fan and media support we’ve received for our first two shows compelled us to return with this sensational heavyweight battle which will be complimented by a terrific undercard that we will announce shortly.”
Triumphantly returning to the Times Union Center is world ranked contender Joe Hanks of Newark, New York. Sporting a record of 20-0-0 (14KO’s), the 29-year-old Hanks looked dominant in stopping Cuban contender Rafael Pedro in the second round on FEBRUARY 4 at the debut Star Boxing event in Albany. Hanks is currently ranked #14 by the World Boxing Organization.
Hanks followed up the knockout of Pedro by halting veteran Marcus Rhode in the first round on APRIL 27 in Miami, Oklahoma.
Fighting out of Texas City, Texas, the 25-year-old Fred Allen has compiled a record of 14-0-1 with six knockouts in just three years as a professional. Fighting twice in 2012, he’s won all twelve rounds in the two bouts, leading to shutout unanimous decisions, most recently winning the USA Texas State Heavyweight Title on APRIL 28, defeating Angel Herrera in Galveston Texas.