News: Genaro Hernández; Owen Beck; Fernando Guerrero

The WBC has received with great joy the fantastic news that our dear former champion Genaro “Chicanito” Hernández is cancer free. We are extremely happy for this positive news. Chicanito was a formidable champion in boxing and has been an example to the world with an impeccable behavior outside the ring. Genaro won his battle against cancer showing his heart of a lion and his complete dedication and devotion to God. His wife and children, his parents, his brothers jointed him thru this difficult experience and now all can be happy, because life is beautiful..

Chicanito Hernández found in the boxing community a wonderful and exemplary unity because the family of boxing from around the world jointed and supported his journey always by his side and with hope and believe.

I would like to personally thank those who participated in support of his treatment and must be proud of themselves for their kindness and generosity.

Genaro will continue to be our WBC world ambassador for peace and concordance for many years to come.
genaro seguirá como nuestro Embajador mundial CMB de paz y concordia por muchos años mas.

Today is a very special day

José Sulaimán


Former WBA title challenger Owen “What The Heck” Beck (28-3) has been added to the huge Horseshoe Casino show, this Friday, August 21st, in Hammond, IN. Beck will meet Jameel Barnes in a scheduled 8-rounder.

Beck/Barnes is the latest addition to an already stacked-card that includes: Angel Hernandez vs. Antwun Echols (8 rounds), Emanuel Steward protégé, Andy Lee, Indiana’s fighting Cook brothers, Nick (15-1) and Jason (3-0 ), Heavyweight, MMA scrapper, Terry Martin (1-0), former Chicago Golden Gloves champion Ninos Abraham (3-0), David Thomas (7-1) and U.S. Secret Service Agent Mike Kurzeja (2-0).

“It’s a boxing fan’s stimulus package,” quipped promoter Billy Reese, Wild Bill’s Boxing. “Fans will get 46 rounds of boxing for as little as $30 (general admission ticket) and FREE PARKING!,” Reese added.

Tickets are $30, $40 and $90 includes FREE PARKING! Call 800-745-3000. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the first bout starting at 7:30 pm. You must be 21 years or older to attend this casino show. Wild Bill’s Boxing is promoting in association with Hitz Entertainment. “Boxing, It’s Better Live!”

“Boxing’s Future Champions II”

Streaming live PPV from Tunica - Guerrero, Porter & Co. to be showcased

SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. (August 19, 2009) – An unbeaten duo of soon to be ready-for-primetime prospects -- middleweight Fernando Guerrero (14-0, 12 KOs) and junior middleweight Shawn Porter (9-0, 7 KOs) -- will be showcased August 29 on the “Boxing’s Future Champions II” pay-per-view pro card, live on streaming video from Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.

“Boxing’s Future Champions II,” presented by Prize Fight Boxing, will air on PPV at, starting at 8 PM/ET, for only $4.99.

Also fighting on this entertaining card is once-beaten Philadelphia heavyweight “Gentleman” Chazz Witherspoon (25-1, 17 KOs), as well as exciting middleweight Dominic Wade (3-0, 3 KOs), 4-time Junior Olympic champion, and 2004-2005 U.S, Super Heavyweight Champion Mike Wilson in his much anticipated pro debut.

“We’re committed to bringing world-class boxing to diehard fans all over,” promoter Russ Young said. “Fight fans can watch tomorrow’s champions today from the comfort of their computers for a very affordable price. Fernando and Shawn are two of the hottest, most exciting prospects in boxing. Plus, we have Chazz and Dominic on the card, and everybody’s excited about Wilson’s pro debut. It’s going to be a great night of boxing.”

Guerrero (14-0, 12 KOs), born in the Dominican Republic, has already fought twice on ESPN and once on Showtime. The talented southpaw headlined the inaugural “Boxing’s Future Champions” show this past June in his hometown of Salisbury, Maryland, knocking out Brian “The Assassin” Norman in the second round.

The 22-year-old Guerrero, who captured a gold medal at the World Cadet Junior Olympics and 2007 USA National Championships, has also cracked the ratings and is No. 10 in the NABF and No. 14 in the NABO. He faces Chris “On Target” Archer (11-7, 7 KOs), in the 8-round main event.

The 6-round co-feature matches 2007 World Golden Gloves champion, 2008 U.S. OIympic Team alternate Porter (9-0, 7 KOs), against Lamar Harris (6-2, 4 KOs).

Witherspoon was the 2004 National Golden Gloves champion and his only loss in 26 pro fights was to world title challenger Chris Arreola, last year by a controversial disqualification. Witherspoon, whose cousin Tim was world heavyweight champion, takes on gatekeeper Stacy “Big Foot” Frazier (14-5, 13 KOs) in an 8-round bout.

Also on the undercard in 4-round bouts is Wade, versus 23-fight veteran Tyrone Dowdy, and Wilson, who meets battle-tested “Marvelous” Marvin Hunt. Wilson defeated Travis Kaufman and Mike Marrone in the amateurs.

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Article posted on 20.08.2009

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