News: McDermott vs Williams; Buendia vs Gomez; Boxeo Thompson

John McDermott, 25-4 (16), will look to improve upon his his July, 2008 performance against British heavyweight champion Danny Williams, 40-7 (31), in which McDermott lost a highly controversial majority decision at Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham. In that contest, Williams lost two points for low blows in the 11th and one more in the 12th for intentionally spitting out his gumshield, yet still won a 114-111, 114-113 and 113-113 majority decision victory. McDermott had hurt Williams badly with a massive right uppercut in the fifth round and this time the powerful Exton man has vowed not to let Williams off the hook..

Williams, just two months from his 36th birthday, could be ripe for the taking after his shocking stoppage loss to veteran Albert Sosnowski in November.

But the highly seasoned former world title challenger also has everything to prove, just as he did following consecutive losses in 2006 to Matt Skelton and Audley Harrison, when "The Brixton Bomber" returned to form with a devastating knockout Scott Gammer.

The bill is headlined by newly minted European light middleweight champion Jamie Moore's title defense against Roman Dzuman and also includes European super bantam titlist Rendall Munroe's bid to add the Commonwealth belt against Isaac Nettey and the second pro bout of sensational Olympic Bronze Medallist Tony Jeffries.

Frank Maloney Promotions presents Jamie Moore vs. Roman Dzuman for Light Middleweight Championship of Europe with full undercard at Crowtree Leisure Centre in Sunderland, England on Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Tickets for this event are sold out.

Sky Sports will broadcast as part of their Sky Box Office presentation of Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao starting at 10PM.


LAS VEGAS, NV (April 29, 2009) Welterweight Juan Manuel Buendia returns to action this Friday night, May 1st, as he faces off against former world title challenger and star of The Contender, Season One, Alphonso Gomez at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The ten round co-main event will kick off the Azteca America broadcast starting at 10pm EST, 9pm CST and 7pm PST.

The 28 year old Buendia, born in Durango, Mexico, now fighting out of Detroit, Michigan enters the bout with a record of 14-2-1 (8KO’s) while the Southern California native Gomez, also 28 year old, sports a record of 18-4-2 (8KO’s).

Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions, “This is a huge boxing weekend in Las Vegas and Juan plans to start it with a bang against Gomez. We truly feel that Juan’s an overlooked fighter in the welterweight landscape and hopefully that will change after Friday night.”

“Juan won his first thirteen fights and they were almost all against other young prospects, many of whom were undefeated. He’s in great shape and truly feels that Friday night is his chance to shine with the whole boxing world watching.”

Buendia is guided by award winning manager Cameron Dunkin who also counts world champions Kelly Pavlik, Nonito Donaire and Steven Luevano amongst his vast stable.

Added Dunkin, “Juan’s a real tough fighter, he’s been in some terrific battles, almost of which he’s won. Gomez is a formidable guy but I think that Juan’s aggressive inside fighting and edge in power will lead him to victory. For true fans of boxing, this should be a terrific fight.”

Headlining the Azteca America broadcast will be WBC’s #1 ranked Urbano Antillon facing off against Tyrone Harris.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is located at 4455 Paradise Road in Las Vegas . This will be the first boxing event inside of the new 3,500-seat new Joint venue.

Tickets for Friday’s event are $75, $50, $35 and $20 and are available at or at the Hard Rock Box Office. Doors open 5 pm, first bout 5:30 pm.

"Boxeo Thompson" returns to FOX SPORTS ESPAÑOL Friday, May 1st

Orange, CA (April 29, 2009) – Boxing fans can begin the festivities early this weekend. On the eve of the highly anticipated battle between Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquaio, Thompson Boxing Promotions and Fox Sports en Español bring two action-packed fights featuring welterweight Mauricio Herrera against William Correa and featherweight Abraham Lopez against Daniel Lorenzana to your TV set on Friday, May 1st.

The exciting opening bout between featherweights Abraham Lopez and Daniel Lorenzana ended with a sudden stoppage courtesy of a vicious Lopez body shot.

The equally thrilling main event of the evening puts the spotlight on rising welterweight star Mauricio Herrera, who added to his unbeaten record at the expense of power puncher William Correa.

The must see action on Fox Sports en Español’s "Boxeo Thompson" is scheduled to air this Friday, May 1 at 10:30 PM (PST) Check your local listings for FSE.

About Thompson Boxing Promotions

Launched in May of 2000 by Ken Thompson, a former President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Thompson Boxing Promotions was established with the purpose of elevating the sport of boxing by providing exciting sports entertainment while showcasing talented athletes on their way to the summit of the sport. In the past nine years, the company has risen from being not only one of the top promotional firms in the competitive west coast market, consistently providing shows that live up to the adage ‘never a dull moment’, but to a nationwide powerhouse that includes on its roster some of the best talent in the game today, including Timothy Ray Bradley Jr., Juan Carlos Burgos, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera, Abraham Lopez, Josesito Lopez, Sergio Espinoza, and Pavel Miranda.

Article posted on 28.04.2009

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