News: Chad Dawson; Jordan vs Hanks; Al Bernstein

Former Light Heavyweight world champion, Chad Dawson, from the United States, visited Mexico City and asked World Boxing Council President, Jose Sulaiman, the opening of the organization´s doors once again, in virtue of the fact that the only world champion belt he wants is the WBC green and gold belt. Chad Dawson was joined by his exclusive promoter, Gary Shaw, as well as by his lifelong manager, Mike Criscio, who addressed the organization expressing their loyalty and desire to have their champion come back to the World Boxing Council, his home..

President Sulaiman, on behalf of the World Boxing Council, approved the fight for the Interim world title that Dawson will take part in, against the also American fighter, Glenn Johnson, whom Dawson had fought, in a close and controversial defense of his title, being now the upcoming fight, a very awaited rematch.

Chad Dawson had conquered the WBC Youth world title in 2003, and later won the North American Boxing Federation title in 2006, becoming world champion in 2007, when he faced former champion Tomasz Adamek. Subsequently Dawson defended his title three times.


NEWPORT BEACH, CA, August 10th – For true boxing fans, there is only one place to be on Thursday, August 27th, as the world-famous “Battle in the Ballroom” series at the Irvine Marriott returns with its biggest and best card of the year – literally. In the main event, a night full of explosive heavyweight action is capped off by a showdown for the unofficial California State Heavyweight Championship between unbeaten big men Ashanti Jordan and Joe Hanks.

Tickets for “Battle in the Ballroom”, which is presented by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, are priced at $32 and $40 and may be purchased at

One of the top heavyweight prospects in the United States today, San Francisco native Ashanti “The Boss” Jordan (10-0, 7 KOs) has been tearing through his opposition ever since turning pro in 2007. And despite a late start, the 32-year old is making up for lost time thanks to his aggressive style and fight ending power. It’s clear though, that Jordan will be facing his toughest test to date in Newark, New Jersey’s Joe Hanks (8-0, 6 KOs). A six foot four terror who is currently sporting a three fight knockout streak that includes a first round stoppage of unbeaten Hildo Silva in June, Hanks is nicknamed “The Future” for good reason, and he plans on showing why on August 27th.

But that’s not all for fans of the heavyweights, as 20-year old Scott Alexander (2-0, 1 KO) from South Central Los Angeles returns to the site of his pro debut in June, and could quickly become another Marriott favorite. Also in action will be Pomona’s 6 foot 7 giant Lionel Davis (1-0), who hopes to match or surpass his 76 second win over Mike Finney in June when he takes on (1-1) William Williams out of Las Vegas.

Opening the card will be two fighters looking for their first pro win, when Santa Ana’s Ludwin Mondragon (0-1) faces LA’s Alejandro Solario (0-2). Santa Ana will again be represented as Logan Velasco will make his pro debut against Anaheim’s (1-3) Beto Ibarra and top lightweight prospect Robert Vargas (3-0-1) will put his unbeaten record on the line in a bout against an opponent to be announced.

The Irvine Marriott is located at 18000 Von Karman Avenue in Irvine, California. Doors open at 6:30pm with three amatuer bouts taking place before the first bell rings at 7:30pm.


Hall of Fame Broadcaster Al Bernstein will be ringside at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21 to call a full and exciting card of Crown Boxing action on pay per view, presented by IBN Sports and The Al Bernstein Boxing Channel (ABBC). The show can be seen at

Americans are used to seeing “Breakfast At Wimbledon” on television, Al Bernstein says we are returning the favor to Europeans, who can order this card before they go to bed and then watch it when they get up for breakfast Sunday morning. Once ordered the card can be seen as many times as the viewer wants for up to a year. “This is our Boxing Breakfast Buffet from Las Vegas for all the European viewers of the ABBC,” Al said. “One of the great things about our channel and the ibnsports technology is that all pay per views broadcasts can be seen whenever you want and as much as you want once you have ordered. No need for anyone around the world to watch at an inconvenient hour. Just order and watch it the next day,” he added.

The $4.99 broadcast will feature the IBA Heavyweight title match between former WBC Champ Oliver McCall and Franklin Lawrence, and six other exciting bouts. For more details go to .

Article posted on 14.08.2009

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