News: Abraham Boxer Of The Year In Gemany; Martyniouk Added To Reno Show

Undefeated IBF middleweight champion King Arthur Abraham celebrated another prestigious success this week when he was voted “Boxer of the Year” for the third straight time. The readers of Germany´s BoxSport magazine as well as a panel of established boxing experts elected the 28-year-old ahead of Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. “That is a great honour for me,” King Arthur said. “I am very happy about the fans´ and the experts´ verdict. We have worked very hard to be successful and I want to thank my coach as well as my team for their great support. Without their help I would not have achieved anything..

King Arthur made three successful appearances in 2008. In March, he stopped Elvin Ayala in the 12th round before dusting long-time foe Edison Miranda in the fourth round of his America debut in June. In November, he then put aside mandatory challenger Raul Marquez, who retired after the sixth round.

2008 was a successful year for Ulli Wegner, too, with the 66-year-old being voted “Coach of the Year” for the sixth straight time, sharing this year´s honours with Fritz Sdunek. Wegner not only led King Arthur to international stardom but also guided cruiserweight Marco “Captain”
Huck and super-middleweight Karo Murat to European titles. Heavyweight Francesco Pianeta and cruiserweight Alexander Frenkel also clinched world youth titles.


RENO, NV (December 18, 2008) Sacramento’s Stan “THE MAN” Martyniouk has been added to the undercard of “CIVIL WAR”, headlined by the long awaited grudge match between Jesse Brinkley and Joey Gilbert at the Reno Events Center on Saturday, February 14, 2009, it was jointly announced today by Chet Koerner, President of Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions and Terry Lane of Reno’s “Let’s Get It On” Promotions.

Since turning professional in October 2007, the 23 year old Martyniouk, 4-0 (1KO), has quickly become one of the west coast’s hottest boxing prospects. His illustrious amateur career spanning 85 bouts, was highlighted by a bronze medal at the 2007 National Golden Gloves tournament and his winning the U.S. Regional Championships three years in a row.

“We’re very excited to add Stan to our “CIVIL WAR” event. Along with his world class skills, he brings an all action style that the Reno fans will love” said Chet Koerner.

“I’m thrilled to fight in Reno on such a big card” said the Russian born Martyniouk. “The fans in Sacramento and Northern California have been terrific to me since I turned pro and I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance in Reno .”

Martyniouk is coming off a four round unanimous decision over Terrance Jett on July 31st at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento , his third bout at that location. More details on his bout at “CIVIL WAR” will be announced shortly.

“The key for Stan is to keep him busy in the upcoming year, ideally we’d like to have him fight six to eight times in the New Year and this is a great opportunity to fight close to home in front of a huge crowd”, said manager Joe Pastore.

For more information on Stan “THE MAN” Martyniouk, please visit his website at

Tickets for “CIVIL WAR”, priced at $253.25, $153.25, $78.25 and 43.25 are on sale now at the Reno Events Center box office and through Ticketmaster. A five dollar discount is available on tickets priced at $43.25 for students, active military, and police and fire department personnel with valid ID. Doors will open the night of the event at 6pm, with the first bell at 7pm.

“CIVIL WAR” is presented by Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions and Reno ’s “Let’s Get It On” Promotions.

Reno, Nevada based “Let’s Get It On” Promotions was founded in 2000 by legendary boxing referee Mills Lane . In early 2005 he was joined by sons Terry and Tommy in the operations of the company. Along with Jesse Brinkley, Let’s Get It On Promotions also promote highly regarded brothers Tyler and Derek Hinkey. They have consistently promoted world class boxing events in northern Nevada .

Further information on “Let’s Get It On” Promotions can be viewed at

Article posted on 18.12.2008

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