News: Warriors Boxing, Sanders vs Holm II

RESCHEDULED MARQUEZ-ABRAHAM BOUT RETURNS TO PAY-PER-VIEW: As reported last week, number one IBF middleweight contender Raul Marquez will finally get his shot at Arthur Abraham on November 8th, after their October 4th bout was scrapped due to a case of the flu suffered by the champion. Now it’s been confirmed that the championship bout will be aired live in the United States on pay-per-view, beginning at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. Suggested retail price is $24.95..

On Saturday, October 11th, junior middleweight contender Sechew Powell returned to the ring for the first time since his upset loss to Deandre Latimore in June, and the “Iron Horse” was in fine form once again as he scored a near shutout eight round decision win over always tough Clarence Taylor at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. The victory ups Powell’s record to 24-2 with 14 KOs. Also in action was Warriors’ highly-touted heavyweight prospect Wilmer Vasquez, who improved to 7-0 (4 KOs) with a six round unanimous decision win over 35-fight veteran Charles Davis.

Two of the best 122-pound fighters in the world will finally meet on Saturday, November 21nd, when WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino “Pellenchin” Caballero (30-2, 21 KOs) takes on IBF super bantamweight champ Steve Molitor (28-0, 11 KOs) in a 12 round unification bout. This highly-anticipated matchup will air live on Showtime’s ShoBox series from Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada, beginning at 11pm ET.

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Juan Urango has been both patient and active in the last year and a half, winning three bouts (all by knockout) as he fought his way back up the 140-pound ranks. Now, after a fourth round knockout of Carlos Wilfredo Vilches in April, Urango is back at the top and he hopes to get his belt back in January against Herman Ngoudjo.

“Urango and Ngoudjou are the two leading contenders for the vacant IBF title, and we hope to commence negotiations for a January championship fight as soon as possible,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “This fight would be the perfect way to kick off 2009, and we’re looking forward to getting it done so Juan can get his title back.”

Sanders vs Holm II

Weigh-in/Press Conference for women's superfight rematch to be held at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, October 16.

The weigh-in/press conference for the "Showdown in Motown" Mary Jo Sanders vs. Holly Holm women's super fight rematch will be held at The Palace of Auburn Hills Atrium Lobby at 12:00 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2008.

The Palace of Auburn Hills is located at 5 Championship Drive, Auburn HillsMichigan (tel: 248.377.0100). Food and beverages will be served. All fighters will be available for interviews and photos.

The following night, the "Showdown in Motown" Mary Jo Sanders vs. Holly Holm" event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Presented by Donofrio Boxing "Showdown in Motown," will feature seven hard-hitting professional boxing matches, topped by a 10-round rematch of the two best active female boxers in the sport, Detroit icon Mary Jo Sanders (25-1, 8 KOs) will face New Mexico's Holly "Preacher's Daughter" Holm (22-1-2, 6 KOs), for the IFBA Light Middleweight title.

The undercard will feature Detroit's own Damian "Damo" Fuller (30-5, 14 KOs) against Lansing, Michigan's Tyrone Harris in a 12-round battle for the USBA Lightweight Championship. Also scheduled is an all-Detroit showdown between "Pistol" Pete Cantu and Bernard Harris and "Bazooka" Joe Linenfelser (6-0, 5 KOs) taking on "Fearless" Fernando Hernandez (19-11-2, 8 KOs).

Tickets for "Showdown in Motown" are priced at $15, $25, $50, $75 and $100 and are on sale now at, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 248.645.6666. Group discounts are also available by contacting the group sales department by calling 248.371.2055.

Article posted on 14.10.2008

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