Boxing News: Pitalua Or Santa Cruz vs Edwin Valero, "New Blood", Madison vs McKnight

The WBC has stated that whoever turns out winner, tomorrow at the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, in the bout between Antonio Pitalua from Colombia and José Armando Santa Cruz will face Edwin Valero from Venezuela for the WBC Lightweight Interim Championship- This match, promoted by Golden Boy will have special attention from the world, due to the quality of the contenders and the afterwards announced battle for the interim crown of the weight division..

The WBC is waiting with great enthusiasm this elimination between Pitalua and Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz was clearly denied from his victory against Cuban Joel Casamayor and Pitalua has been a dangerous contender for the title from a long time ago

Both The elimination Bout and the fight between the winner against Edwin Valero, have been ordered by The World boxing Council mean while there is a long waiting for the fight of the weight Division’s Champion Manny Pacquiao against Oscar de la Hoya to be held next December 6th .


ORANGE, CA – September 20 – With many of today’s boxing superstars in their mid to late 30’s, the eyes of fight fans have begun to look towards the future of the sport in search of the game’s next great boxers.

On Friday, September 26th, Thompson Boxing Promotions will do its part with a night of fights designed to inject some new blood into boxing, and when it’s over, fans may very well say that they witnessed a future champion or two.

“New Blood”, a six-bout card of explosive professional boxing, is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. For tickets, priced at $75, $45, and $30, please call 714-935-0900. The Doubletree Hotel – Ontario is located at 222 N. Vineyard Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the first bell is at 7:45pm.

Headlining this high-impact event, Luis Ramos will put his perfect 6-0 (4 KOs) record on the line against seasoned Puerto Rican veteran Celestino Rodriguez (6-10-3, 6 KOs) in a six round lightweight bout that should be the Santa Ana native’s sternest test to date.

Ramos is coming off a terrific ESPN televised fight against then undefeated Aaron Dominguez. As the action picked up Ramos’ sharp punches, speed and power simply overwhelmed the Mexican foe that did not answer the bell going into the sixth round.

His opponent, Celestino Rodriguez, is not by any stretch a mere stepping-stone. Although the Puerto Rican brandishes a lopsided record, he has faced extremely tough opposition like Jorge Luis Terron and Lenin Arroyo and is always in a tough fight. His victory to knock out ratio makes him the threat that could derail the young Ramos locomotive.

A special four round attraction will feature undefeated welterweight Mauricio Herrera (6-0, 2 KOs) from Riverside against strong Antonio Soria (2-1, 2 KOs) from Blythe, Arizona. Herrera’s recent activity denotes his rapid ascension in the division as he has successfully faced Santiago Perez, Daniel Cervantes and Alan Velasco, whose combined record was 28-2-4. On the other hand, Soria is coming off a four round decision loss to Matin Vierra.

The big men of boxing will be represented as well by undefeated Mira Loma heavyweight Hildo Silva (4-0, 1 KO) locking horns with the imposing Los Angeles pro debutant Andre Carthron in a four round war.

Also in action, rising junior middleweight star Sammy Gonzalez (5-0, 3 KOs) of Chino will look to build off his impressive sixth round KO of unbeaten Rafael Lopez last June when he takes on always entertaining John Red Tomahawk (3-4, 3 KOs) from Grand Rapids, Montana. A battle of undefeated prospects will also be part of this high intensity event as Riverside’s Danny Escobar (1-0, 1 KO) faces San Diego’s Antonio Orozco (1-0, 1 KO) in a clash of undefeated jr. welterweight young punchers. Rounding of the show will be featherweights Saul Arias who will be making his pro debut against Edgar Jauregui (0-1).

Thompson Boxing Promotions will also make a donation to the Jurupa Valley Boys and Girls Club who recently opened its doors to amateur and professional boxers alike. The much-needed boxing program is backed by the city of Riverside with the construction of brand new facility. Professional boxers such as Cristobal Arreola, Josesito Lopez, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera and many more of the Inland Empire’s top prospects make this a regular stop in preparation to their fights. Proceeds from “New Blood” will be directed to regular expenditures and utilities in an effort to maintain this building.

Long Island heavyweight turf war Madison vs. McKnight

Pawel Wolak headlines “Havoc At The Hilton,” Sept. 26 at Huntington Hilton Hotel

NEW YORK CITY (September 19, 2008) – Long Island bragging rights will be on the line September 26, when New York State heavyweight champion Darrell Madison squares off against Elfair “The Wyandanch Warrior” McKnight, in the six-round co-feature on “Havoc At The Hilton.”

Polish power punching light middleweight Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak (21-1, 14 KOs) headlines “Havoc At The Hilton,” promoted by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, against former WBF title challenger Chad Greenleaf (10-10-1, 4 KOs) at the Huntington Hilton Hotel. Pro Active Boxing, Co. is one of the sponsors.

Madison (10-1, 3 KOs), three-time New York Golden Gloves champion fighting out of Central Islip, rides a nine-fight win streak into his turf war showdown against four-time New York Golden Gloves titlist McKnight (2-7-2), who hails from Wyandanch.

“It’s a hometown rivalry,” Madison describes his fight against McKnight. “He was the man – four-time Golden Gloves champion -- when I was in the amateur. I used to tell Elfair that someday I was going to beat him and he’d say he’d kill me. I’m going to take the Long Island heavyweight torch from him on September 26th. We know each other and owe this fight to each other. He is one very tough guy who fought Yacoubou Moutakilou, two-time National amateur champion, almost an Olympian, in his sixth pro fight and Kevin Johnson in his seventh. He’s no slouch.”

Madison has been one of Guillermo Jones’ sparring partners at Don King’s training camp in Ohio. “Camp has been real good,” Madison explained. “Guillermo has a fight September 27 in Germany. I’ve been improving my punching co-ordination, ring generalship and patience as I step-up each fight. In a 1 ½-2 years, I hope to be mentioned in the top 10. I want more power into my shots and improve by knockout ratio. I want to show people that I’m the complete package – I can box and punch.”

On the undercard, hometown Plainview favorite welterweight Tommy “The Razor” Raione (11-1, 3 KOs) faces Henry White, Jr. (2-2-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout. Brooklyn light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (1-0, 1 KO), three-time U.S. National Golden Gloves champion, will be showcased in a four-rounder against upset-minded Michael “The Snake” Ciccone (1-4).

In a four-round heavyweight match, Egyptian-born Ahmed Samir (2-0) takes on tough Andrew “Came To Fight” Hutchinson (2-9-2). Samir was 198-13 as an amateur, 85-10 in international matches, including gold-medal performances in the 2007 All-African Games, 2007 Arab Championships and 2006 Jordan International Championships. Ahmed came to the U.S. to participate in the 2007 World Amateur Championships, but he abandoned the Egyptian national Team to turn pro and start a new life in Brooklyn.

Also on the undercard in four-round bouts, Patchogue welterweight Leon Green (4-1, 1 KO) meets Rakeem Carter (0-4), of Albany; welterweight Chris Algeri (3-0, 2 KOs) fights fellow New Yorker Clarence Smith (0-1); Brooklyn light welterweight Pablo Tejeda (2-8-1) returns against Broderick Antoine (3-6-1, 2 KOs), of Troy (NY); Albany middleweight Andy Mejias (2-0, 1 KO) tangles with Karl Desravines (1-0), of Brooklyn .

Light middleweight Lambros Karaolides, fighting out of Astoria Queens, is scheduled to make his pro debut against TBA. All bouts and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets are priced at $100.00 (Golden Ringside), $75.00 (Ringside) and $40.00 (General Admission). VIP tables of 10 are $1500. To purchase tickets go to or call 516.313.2304. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout at 7:30 PM.

Article posted on 19.09.2008

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