News: Hopkins-Calzaghe Replay; Moore vs Foreman; The Battle At York II

Nov. 3, 2008 - Leading up to the light heavyweight showdown between future Hall of Famers Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jr. -- set for Saturday, Nov. 8 and broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View-- HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of both fighters’ previous ring action from 2008. On Friday, Nov. 7 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT), HBO2 will replay back-to-back Hopkins vs. Calzaghe 2008 and Trinidad vs. Jones 2008. Both fights went the distance in two highly anticipated showdowns..

Joe Calzaghe’s 12-round split decision victory over Bernard Hopkins on Apr. 19 in Las Vegas marked the Welshman’s first encounter at 175 pounds, while Roy Jones Jr. responded with a unanimous decision triumph over longtime rival Felix Trinidad on Jan. 19 at Madison Square Garden.

The fights will also be available to HBO On Demand subscribers and can be seen 24 hours a day, from Monday, November 3 thru Monday, November 17.

On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT, HBO Pay-Per-View will present Calzaghe vs. Jones live from New York’s Madison Square Garden.

New York-based Irishman James Moore heads to Los Angeles to train for December 13 challenge of NABF junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman on Showtime.

The extremely popular James Moore, 16-1 (10 KOS), a native of County Wicklow, Ireland, who fights out of Queens, New York, will depart for Los Angeles on November 5 to train for his December 13 challenge of NABF junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The 10 round-bout will open the ShoBox: The New Generation broadcast that that will be headlined by the rubber match between WBO lightweight champion Kendall Holt and Ricardo Torres. Top Rank, Inc. is promoting the show.

The 30-year-old Moore is looking forward to this tremendous crossroads bout between two foreign-born, New York-based fighters. The 28-year-old Foreman, 26-0 (8 KOS), was born in Belarus but began boxing in Israel.

Moore will train at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, where plenty of sparring is available. Moore is also looking forward to reuniting with professional middleweight Craig McEwan, 13-0 (7 KOS), a native of Scotland who now lives and trains in Los Angeles. He and Moore were amateur rivals who have become good friends. The southpaw McEwan is scheduled to fight unbeaten sensation Alfredo Angulo on November 22 in Las Vegas.

“I should be able to get a lot of work with Craig, as well as all of the other speedy fighters in L.A.,” said Moore. “In order to beat Yuri, you have to chase him down and take away his legs. There are lots of fighters at the Wild Card who can emulate his style.”

Since an injured hand has completely healed, Moore says that he is physically, mentally and emotionally ready for the tough challenge ahead.

“Fighting an unbeaten boxer on ShoBox is just what I need for my career right now,” said Moore. “Somebody has to be the first man to beat Yuri, so it might as well be me. I’ve been looking to move my career to the next level for quite some time now. This is a very big step in the right direction, and I aim to fully take advantage of it.”


YORK, PA (November 3, 2008) This Saturday night, fight fans in York, Pennsylvania will be treated to professional boxing’s hottest prospects as Chet Koerner’s TKO Boxing Promotions returns to present "THE BATTLE AT YORK II” at the historic Valencia Ballroom.

The Valencia Ballroom is located at 142 N. George St in the downtown area of York , PA. Tickets, with a five dollar discount prior to fight night, are on sale in advance at or by calling 800-595-4849. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

Headlining “THE BATTLE AT YORK II” will be local favorite Carney “BEEPER” Bowman, who will battle Puerto Rico ’s Castulo Gonzalez in the eight round featherweight main event. The undefeated Bowman, 11-0 with four knockouts, will be looking to put on another great performance for the local fans against Gonzalez, 9-3 with three knockouts.

The Valencia Ballroom was the scene of Bowman’s last fight, winning a unanimous decision over Alex Perez on July 26th.

Also returning to the Valencia Ballroom is heavy handed York native, Stevie Weimer who will battle Omaha native Trenton Titsworth in a four round welterweight bout.

The 19 year old Weimer, 2-0 (2KO’s), is coming off a devastating first round knockout of Juan Thompson on September 25th in Baltimore . The highly regarded pro prospect made his pro debut by stopping Spencer Harsley in the third round in July at the Valencia Ballroom.

In a special attraction, Olympian middleweight Bastie “THE BEAST” Samir will make his professional debut. The 22 year old Samir, captain of the Ghanan team, compiled a record of 96-7 as an amateur competing in numerous international tournaments including the World Championships in Chicago in 2007. He lost a heavily disputed second round bout to Brazilian Washington Silva in the second round of the Beijing Games in August by a score of 9-7.

Also on “THE BATTLE AT YORK II”, junior welterweight Terrance Crawford will look to continue his unbeaten streak as he faces Alabama ’s Michael Williams in a four round bout. The 21 year old Crawford, 4-0 with two knockouts, won a four round unanimous decision over Damon Antoine at the inaugural TKO Boxing Promotions show at the Valencia Ballroom. The rugged Williams brings a record of 5-6 with three knockouts into battle.

Other exciting prospects seeing action at “THE BATTLE AT YORK II” include Detroit super middleweight James Countryman and Johnstown , Pennsylvania heavyweight prospect Andres Taylor.

More information on this card will be announced shortly.

The open to the public weigh-in will take place at the Valencia Ballroom at 9:30am on Saturday morning, November 8th. Fans are encouraged to support their favorite fighters who will be available for pictures and autographs. Tickets for “THE BATTLE AT YORK II” can also be purchased at the weigh-in.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be nationally known ring announcer Thomas Treiber.

Formed earlier this year, the Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions stable also includes; super middleweight Joey Gilbert, junior middleweight Anthony Thompson, lightweight Rolando Reyes, the sister team of Katie and Emily Klinefelter, super bantamweight Rafael Valenzuela and junior flyweight Austreberto Juarez.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at

Article posted on 04.11.2008

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