Boxing News: Guzman vs Diaz; Baldomir vs Bonsu; Carina Moreno

Joan Guzman (28-0, 17 KOs) is in his native Dominican Republic to take on World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedelatin lightweight champion Ameth Diaz (25-7, 19 KOs) of Panama this Saturday, Dec. 20, from El Palacio de los Deportes in Guzman痴 hometown of Santo Domingo. The 12-round fight is promoted by Jay Boxing Promotions and will be Guzman痴 first since outpointing Soto last November. The bout also serves as a WBA lightweight title eliminator..

The fight will be available on DIRECTV Channel 434 and DISH NETWORK Channel 844 (please check local listings for time in your area).

Please find attached photos from Thursday痴 press conference at El Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Here is what Guzman had to say:


的知 on pace to make weight and on Saturday night Diaz is going to be surprised at how good I really am. I知 here to make a statement to the world. Joan Guzman, the undefeated champion is back.

的知 at 136 pounds right bow, one pound above the lightweight limit. This is a message to the boxing community that I am back.

典his fight is particularly special because it is in my hometown where my fans have always treated my well.

的知 extremely happy with how training camp wrapped up. We went back to some of the old stuff that I used to do when I was younger. I felt like a kid again.

的知 really excited to give my hometown fans a great show. I won here in 2006 against Antonio Davis and I値l win again on Saturday.



SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2008) Top satellite cable provider DIRECTV will broadcast the 12-round WBC welterweight title eliminator between Carlos Baldomir (44-11-6, 13 KOs) of Argentina, a former welterweight champion, and Jackson Bonsu (29-2, 23 KOs) of Belgium, on Saturday, Dec. 20, on DIRECTV Channel 427 from Belgium (please check local listings for time in your area).

DIRECTV will also air the 12-round WBA lightweight title eliminator between Dominican Joan Guzman (28-0, 17 KOs), a former two-division champion, and Ameth Diaz (25-7, 19 KOs) of Panama, on Saturday, Dec. 20, on DIRECTV Channel 434.

DISH NETWORK will also carry Guzman-Diaz on Channel 844 (please check local listings for time in your area).

典hese are huge fights for Baldomir and Guzman because with a win, they値l be in line for a well deserved title shot, said Sean Gibbons, matchmaker and vice president for Sycuan Ringside Promotions, the company that promotes Baldomir and Guzman.

展e池e extremely happy that boxing fans will be able to watch their fights on DIRECTV or DISH NETWORK. It just shows you that not all good fights are on pay-per-view. You just have to know where to look.


Four-time world champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno and her trainer Rick Noble, want to bring attention to the Adopt a Family Project, where families dealing with poverty get aid during the holiday season. Please help a needy family enjoy the Christmas spirit by donating gift certificates or financial contributions. For more information call the adoption line at (831) 427-5075

All contributions can be dropped off at one of the volunteer center offices or warehouses. Warehouse locations and hours are as follows:

Hours: Sat Dec 13th 1-7PM Sun Dec 14th 1-5PM Mon Dec 15th 12-7PM Tues Dec 16th 12-7PM Locations: Santa Cruz: 2000 Soquel Ave Watsonville: 14-1 Blanca Lane

Share the Spirit- "Adopt a Family"

40 families still awaiting adoption with the Adopt a Family Project

As our days grow shorter and the weather becomes colder, many of us shift our thoughts to the joy of the holiday season and the closeness of our families. Unfortunately, many families in our community are struggling with poverty, disabilities, homelessness, abandonment, or the effects of a slow economy and the holidays can be a very worrisome time. Without the help of caring community members these families will struggle to meet their basic needs and may go without enough food and warm winter clothing, let alone toys or other holiday gifts.

The Volunteer Centers of Santa CruzCounty are in urgent need of your help this Holiday Season. Each year they make the holidays a little brighter for families in need through the Adopt a Family Program. Our warehouses have opened and there are still 40 families awaiting adoption. You can be the difference this winter by calling today. We encourage individuals, businesses, clubs, and churches to open their hearts by providing gift certificates or financial contributions. For more information call the adoption line at (831) 427-5075

The VolunteerCenter has been serving our community since 1967 and is recognized as the leader for volunteerism and community service in Santa CruzCounty. Aside from the Adopt a Family Project we maintain 21 other health and human service programs. Volunteer Opportunities are available throughout the year. Individuals, groups, and businesses who want to be the difference in their community can find more information at our website or by calling (831) 427-5070.

Article posted on 19.12.2008

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