Rigondeaux-Poonsawat fight off Donaire-Arce card; UBF
HOUSTON (December 13, 2012) The World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight championship fight between undefeated defending champion GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX and former world champion POONSAWAT KRATINGDAENGGYM has been canceled from this Saturday’s card at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Rigondeaux vs. Kratingdaenggym was scheduled to be televised live on HBO® as the co-main event to the NONITO DONAIRE vs. JORGE ARCE World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title fight. Donaire vs. Arce will go on as scheduled, televised live on HBO, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with the exclusive replay of last week’s Fight of the Year — MANNY PACQUIAO vs. JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ 4.
“The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation notified us today that they would not issue a license to Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym,” said Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank®. “I feel very badly for both fighters who trained very hard. Top Rank’s matchmakers are working with HBO to returning Guillermo back to the ring as soon as possible.”
Two UBF Championships to be Contested for in One Sensational Night
On Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Sosua Bay Grand Casino in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, two Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) championships will be at stake.
Undefeated super featherweight Marlin “Maravilla” Cabrera (14-0, 7 KOs) of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, will take on the always dangerous Geyci Lorenzo (11-5, 2 KOs) of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, for the inaugural UBF Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title.
And serving as the co-main event that night, hard-hitting Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (15-1-1, 10 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, will be squaring off against Lina Milagros Tejada of the Dominican Republic for the inaugural UBF Inter-Continental female super featherweight title.
“The UBF is very proud to be part of such an exciting event and we are proud to sanction the main event and co-main events. Boxing in the Dominican Republic is on an upswing with the recent world championship victory of Javier Fortuna and this show will feature several other rising stars from this great country,” said UBF Vice President Richard Spilotro.
About the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF)
The Universal Boxing Federation was established in 2012 with the intention of creating a worldwide sanctioning body, whose main goal was to operate with integrity and fairness. The UBF is based in Chicago, Illinois, with representatives across the United States. The President of the UBF is Michael Campbe