News: Danny Batchelder; USA Boxing News; 'Holiday Hits' pro boxing show

On November 29th, heavyweight contender Danny Batchelder (25-6, 12 KO's) will step back into the ring for the first time since August. Danny will be taking on a tough veteran Otis Tisdale (25-22-1, 15 KO's) at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Indiana, on the undercard of the Lamon Brewster-Bruce Seldon fight. In his career, Tisdale has fought the likes of Nicolay Valuev, Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, and Bowie Tupou..

Danny Bacthelder is refocused and ready to climb back up the rankings ladder, starting with Otis Tisdale, and ending up with a world championship. Danny states he will make a statement against Tisdale, and will be back among the top heavyweights shortly.

Team USA to Depart for the 2008 Women’s World Championships on Saturday, November 15

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) –The top female boxers from the United States will return to action, November 22-29 at the 2008 AIBA Women’s World Championships in Ningbo City, China. The squad will depart for China on November 15 for an acclimation training camp, November 16-21, prior to opening competition on November 22.

The United States team boasts a strong squad of young, talented newcomers and experienced international veterans. Reigning Pan American Champion and 2006 World Championships light flyweight bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) will lead the team into action in Ningbo City. She is joined by two-time World Championships team member and 2008 Pan American light bantamweight champion Sacred Downing (Trenton, N.J.); 2005 World Championships participant, flyweight Cheryl Houlihan (Santee, Calif.) and 2006 World Championships competitor, lightweight Carrie Barry (Colorado Springs, Colo.). 2008 Pan American bantamweight titlist Cynthia Moreno (Phoenix, Ariz.) will vie for her first World Championships hardware in Ningbo City, China.

The eight athletes completing the United States roster are: pinweight Sylvia Villapando (Houston, Texas), featherweight Jody Ann Weller (Pomona, N.Y.); light welterweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.); welterweight Vanessa Jackson (Columbus, Ohio); light middleweight Grace Parks (Bellingham, Wash.) middleweight Meredith Della Giustina (Versailles, Ky.); light heavyweight Miosha Wagoner (Lawrence, Kansas); and heavyweight Tiffanie Hearn (Versailles, Ky.).

Coaches Ted Palac (Hamtramck, Mich.), Harry Thomas (Stafford, Texas), and Bonnie Canino (Dania Beach, Fla.) will lead the U.S. team into competition in Ningbo City. Krysti Rosario (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) will serve as Team Manager for the event with Mike Rosario (New York, N.Y.) working as the AIBA Official and Dr. George Palmer (Scottsdale, Ariz.) joining the squad as the Team Physician.

The event draw, opening ceremony and first session of preliminary round action will all take place on Saturday, November 22. Preliminary round competition will run through November 25 at the Ningo Youngor Gymnasium in the Ningbo Sports Center. Quarterfinal action will be contested on November 26 with all the competitors enjoying a rest day on November 27. Competition will resume on November 28 with semifinal action and end with the championship round on November 29.

The United States won three medals at the most recent World Championships in 2006, earning two silver and one bronze. The 2008 edition will be the fifth Women’s World Championships, with the first taking place in Scranton, Pa., in 2001.

Team USA

101 lbs: Sylvia Villapando, Houston, Texas
106 lbs: Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas

110 lbs: Cheryl Houlihan, Santee, Calif.

114 lbs: Sacred Downing, Trenton, N.J.

119 lbs: Cynthia Moreno, Phoenix, Ariz.

125 lbs: Jody Ann Weller, Pomona, N.Y.

132 lbs: Caroline Barry, Colorado Springs, Colo.

138 lbs: Queen Underwood, Federal Way, Wash.

145 lbs: Vanessa Jackson, Columbus, Ohio

154 lbs: Grace Parks, Bellingham, Wash.
165 lbs: Meredith Della Giustina, Versailles, Ky.

176 lbs: Mioshia Wagoner, Lawrence, Kansas

189 lbs: Tiffanie Hearn, Louisville, Ky.

Coach: Ted Palac, Hamtramck, Mich.

Coach: Harry Thomas, Stafford, Texas

Coach: Bonnie Canino, Dania Beach, Fla.

Team Manager: Krysti Rosario, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

AIBA Official: Mike Rosario, New York, N.Y.

Team Physician: Dr. George Palmer, Scottsdale, Ariz.

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Duffy brings “Holiday Hits” back to Big Apple Dec. 4 at Roseland Ballroom

NEW YORK (November 13, 2008) – Veteran promoter Bob Duffy announced today that his Ring Promotions company will present the “Holiday Hits” pro boxing show in Manhattan for the third consecutive year.

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nagy “Dominican Dynamite” Aguilera (10-0, 6 KOs), fighting out of Newburgh (NY), will headline for the first time in the 10-round main event on Thursday night, December 4 at the famed Roseland Ballroom.

“I’m delighted to promote my third ‘Holiday Hits’ show and this year’s card is better than ever before,” Duffy said. “We have a nice blend of proven veterans, promising prospects and multiple ethnic fighters on the card. Many of these fighters are well known from their winning days in the New York City Golden Gloves Tournament. Nothing is comparable to the holiday season in New York City. Our show us going to cap-off a great year of boxing in the Big Apple and get everybody in the right spirit.”

The 12-round co-feature pits Jaffa “African Assassin” Ballogou (46-6-1, 40 KOs), reigning IBF Continental Africa cruiserweight champion, against former New York State cruiserweight title-holder Daniel Judah (22-3-3, 10 KOs) for the vacant IBF International light heavyweight title.

Ghana-native Ossie Duran (23-6-2, 9 KOs), now living in New Jersey, will be in action against former Bahamian light middleweight champion Jerome “Boomer” Ellis (11-9-2, 10 KOs) in an 8-round bout. Popular Harlem super middleweight George “Blaze” Walton (18-3, 12 KOs) takes on Clarence “Sonny Bono” Taylor (13-18-3, 6 KOs) in a 6-rounder.

The Hyland brothers from Dublin, Ireland, undefeated featherweight Patrick “Pajo” (15-0, 8 KOs) and super featherweight Eddie “The Pride of Tallaght” (10-1, 3 KOs), make their New York City debuts in a pair of 6-round matches.

Long Island welterweight Mike Ruiz (8-2, 5 KOs) squares off against Broderick Antoine (3-6-1, 2 KOs) in another 6-rounder. Also on the undercard in separate 4-round bouts is highly-touted Brooklyn light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (2-0, 2 KOs), former New York Golden Gloves and national amateur champion, vs. Amador Acevedo, Lou DiBella-promoted NYC heavyweight Tor Hamer (1-0, 1 KOs), Howard Beach light welterweight Anthony Accardi (2-0, 1 KO) and pro debuting Emmanuel Gonzalez vs. Jean Ramos (0-2). All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $150.00 (Golden Ringside), $100.00 (Ringside) and $50.00 (General Admission), are on sale and available to purchase at the Roseland Ballroom, going to or calling 516.313.2304. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout at 7:30 PM.

Article posted on 14.11.2008

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