Boxing News: Mosley-Mayorga, Berto-Forbes, Solo Boxeo Tecate, Juergen Hartenstein

Sparks will fly when HBO Sports spotlights world-class performers on WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: SHANE MOSLEY VS. RICARDO MAYORGA AND ANDRE BERTO VS. STEVE FORBES, presented live SATURDAY, SEPT. 27 (10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Cal., exclusively on HBO. The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING team will be ringside for the event, which will be presented in HDTV and in Spanish on HBO Latino..

Other HBO playdate: Sept. 28 (11:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 28 (1:30 p.m.) and 30 (11:00 p.m.)

Expect a September heat wave when former lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley (44-5, 37 KOS) stands toe-to-toe with Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga (28-6-1, 22 KOS), one of boxing's most animated fighters, in a 12-round junior middleweight bout. In his first fight in Southern California since 2000, Pomona, Cal., native Mosley returns to the ring in search of another title shot. A native of Managua, Nicaragua, Mayorga hasn't fought since handling Fernando Vargas last November. He's never ducked a challenge, having tangled with Vernon Forrest, Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya.

In the opening bout, newly crowned welterweight titleholder Andre Berto (22-0, 19 KOS) defends his belt against crafty veteran Steve Forbes (33-6, 9 KOS) in a 12-round, 147-pound tilt. Florida native Berto captured his first title by defeating never-before KO'd Miki Rodriguez in June, scoring his 19th knockout in just 22 fights. Las Vegas resident Forbes is a formidable contender who elevated his status significantly last May when he went the distance against Oscar De La Hoya.

"Solo Boxeo Tecate" brings spectacular fight to Albuquerque

Cerveza Tecate, as part of its continued efforts to bring the power of boxing to fans across the nation, presents a new edition of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” LIVE from Albuquerque, MN as part of Telefura’s programming

Boxing aficionados will enjoy a memorable face-to-face between the ranked No.3 by WBC and No.7 by WBO at Lightweight division, Urbano Antillon (23-0, 16 KO’s) as he encounters Daniel Attah (24-4-1, 8 KO’s) from Albuquerque, NM, in twelve rounds for the NABF/NABO Super Featherweight Title. Coming from California, Antillon has accumulated six straight victories by KO including the bout against Bobby Pacquiao last March 2008. Originally from Kalaba, Nigeria, Daniel Attah is the former NABF 130-ponds title challenger.

The night’s co-main feature will pair up Albuquerque’s fighter Ray Sanchez III (21-2, 15 KO’s) and Joaquin Zamora (15-2-1, 10 KO’s) from Socorro, NM in ten Super Welterweight rounds.

Former German Champion, Juergen 'The Rock' Hartenstein, co-features in Kansas

Former BDB (Germany) super middleweight champion, Juergen 'The Rock' Hartenstein (11-13-1), is back in action this coming Saturday against Puerto Rico's number 1 rated, Carlos 'Baby Sugar' De Leon Jnr. (20 -2-2 with 13 KOs), at the Zeferino Entertainment promoted fight night at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Mayetta, Kansas.

In 2006 Hartenstein moved from his home town of Munich, Germany to Philadelphia in the hope of resurrecting his once glorious career. The award winning film 'Comeback' documents Hartenstein's preparations for his return to the sport after a three year sabbatical as well as his journey across the Atlantic and his first fight on American soil against Max Alexander at the Blue Horizon.

He lost and it looked like his American dream may be over before it had even started. Not so, various local promoters like what they see in the plucky German and decided to give him another chance.

His next two fights against Cullen Rogers and Jacob Rodriguez didn't go well either as he lost both of them.Then after his controversial 'loss' against Khalil Farah at the Blue Horizon back in January this year, Hartenstein, who at the time was training himself, decided that if he was going to get back to winning ways he would need some serious professional help.

In May 2008 he found just that when he recruited famed trainer Willie Folks as well as moving to new training facilities at the Legendary James Shuler Memorial Gym. Training alongside current IBF cruiserweight champion, Steve 'USS' Cunningham, USBA heavyweight champion 'Fast' Eddie Chambers, USBA light heavyweight champion, Yusaf Mack and sparring with notable fighters Gee Culmer and Jamaal 'Da' Truth Davis, Hartenstein has come on a pace and has quickly rediscovered the skills that took him all the way to a challenge for European Title against Silvio Branco in 2002.

Hartenstein vs De Leon is co-feature to the David Medina vs Steve Walker WBC USHBC Middleweight Title fight on Saturday 6th September.

Location and tickets:

Prairie Band Casino & Resort
United States

For tickets call: 785-966-7777

Article posted on 04.09.2008

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