Angulo vs Yorgey on Nov 7; Hatton vs. Ndou; Battle in the Ballroom

Former Mexican Olympian Alfredo Angulo simply has to live up to his side of the bargain for what his promoter Gary Shaw has promised: A world title shot in 2010. “Gary Shaw has promised me that chance, but first I have to take care of some business in the ring,” Angulo said recently. “I want my shot at that title fight next year, but the only way I’m going to get it is if I win the fights before that.” And for that reason, Angulo (16-1, 13 KOs) says he’s not looking past his next opponent, the tough, unbeaten Harry Joe Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs). The two will square off Nov. 7 in a 10-round Super Welterweight co-feature bout that will precede the spectacular Chad Dawson-Glen Johnson II war at Hartford’s XL Center and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing..

Shaw feels Angulo – nicknamed “El Perro” which means “The Dog” in English – has the potential to become the next great Mexican fighter.

"Alfredo Angulo is a fighter who delivers for the fans. He fights in one gear – forward – and with knockout power in both hands. He has the potential to be heir apparent to Julio Cesar Chavez. He has not forgotten his roots which is why he fights for his Mexican countrymen every time he steps into the ring."

The experts seem to agree with Shaw that Angulo is a rising star in the 154-pound division. Doug Fischer of The Ring Magazine recently listed some potential successors to Juan Manuel Marquez as Mexico’s next great fighter. “A rematch with Kermit Cintron, future slugfests with James Kirkland and Deandre Latimore and a possible showdown with deposed former welterweight titleholder Antonio Margarito can make Angulo a bona fide star – if he wins those bouts,” wrote Fischer.

The one hiccup on Angulo’s record came on May 30 when he suffered from the stomach flu but still managed to last 12 rounds in a unanimous decision in favor of the former IBF welterweight champ Cintron in a WBC 154-pound title eliminator.

“He was really, really sick for that fight,” said Clemente Medina, Angulo’s trainer. “But he went 12 rounds with him and really showed a lot of heart. We did not want him to fight but he’s a professional and he said wanted to fight, that there was no problem.”

Coming into the Cintron fight, Angulo had knocked out his last 11 opponents. In his last fight he beat Gabriel Rosado on Aug. 7 via a second-round TKO.

Angulo has been with Medina since he turned professional in 2005 following a stellar amateur career that saw him fight in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. In an Olympic Americas Qualifier earlier in 2004, he lost to current Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight star Andre Dirrell in the finals, who went on to win the bronze medal in the 165-pound tournament.

Medina trains Angulo in a brown, oversized house that is located at the end of a residential street in Maywood, Calif., an industrial area located South East of downtown Los Angeles. Medina is impressed with Angulo’s training and said the pair will be arriving in Hartford a full two weeks before the fight.

Medina knows Angulo will have his hands full against Pennsylvania’s Yorgey, who is coming off two big victories over previously undefeated prospects, a knockout victory over Ronald Hearns on March 28, 2009 and a split decision win over Jason LeHoullier on Aug. 22, 2008.

Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing, Dawson-Johnson II and Angulo-Yorgey will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing Nov. 7, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT, from the XL Center.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $70, $50, and $35, (plus any applicable fees and surcharges), can be purchased at the XL Center box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

Hatton vs. Ndou

Ricky Hatton’s Hatton Promotions, Art Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, and Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves Promotions will present a sensational world championship fight card on Friday, November, 13, 2009, at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex located on City Road in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

In the main event scheduled for 12 rounds, “Magic” Matthew Hatton, 37-4-1 with 14 knockouts, of Manchester, England, will challenge IBO welterweight world champion “The Black Panther” Lovemore Ndou, 47-11-1 with 31 knockouts, of Sydney, Australia.

Hatton, now 28 years old, has won four fights in a row, which include a sixth-round TKO against Ted Bami in an IBO title eliminator on March 28. Matthew’s winning streak also saw him score a decisive 10-round unanimous decision against former contender Ben Tackie in November, 2008, and in Matthew’s most recent fight in May, 2009, an eight-round unanimous decision against Ernesto Zepeda.

The 38 year-old Ndou won the vacant IBO welterweight world title with a 12 round unanimous decision against Phillip Ndou – no relation - in July, 2009. A native of South Africa who is now an Australian citizen, Lovemore is also a former IBF junior welterweight world champion

An exciting lineup of supporting bouts will be announced.

All bouts subject to change without notice.

Ticket prices: £150.00, £85.00, £50.00, £30.00.

Tickets available at: Fenton Manor Sports Complex Box Office - 0161 775 7500; TicketLine - 0844
888 9991,

The Beasts Are In The Ballroom Oct 29th

The biggest fight card the Battle in the Ballroom has seen in several years was announced today by promoter Roy Englebrecht. Three undefeated heavyweights, two undefeated Santa Ana prospects, and a fierce female matchup headline the Thursday Oct 29th show at the Irvine Marriott. Fans won’t want to miss up and coming local Santa Ana fighters Robert Vargas and Arquimedez Garcia take to the ring as well as undefeated heavyweight prospects Scott Alexander, Lionel Davis and Ballroom fan favorite Joe Hanks now 9-0 with 6ko’s.

Hanks who is coming off his Aug 27th Ballroom win over Ashanti Jordan faces experienced Big John Clark fighting out of Huntington Beach with a record of 14-14 9ko’s. This will be the fight to watch as Hanks tries to keep his undefeated record from being tainted.

In a six round female war Jennifer “The Razor” Barber puts her record (8-1) against Santa Ana local favorite Gloria Ramirez (10-15-7 1ko) who is coming off a draw with Rhonda Luna last month at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino.

In what could be an all out war Santa Ana’s newest prospect Arquimedez Garcia (4-0-1 2ko’s) has his hands full with Las Vegas’ Renell Griffin (5-2-1 2ko’s).

In what could be the “Fight of the Night” Robert Vargas (3-0-1) takes on Fresno’s Jerry Mondragon (3-1 2ko’s), which is a rematch from our Aug 27th show that was stopped by the referee in the second round due to a gaping cut above Mondragon’s left eye.

Undefeated 6’7” Lionel Davis now (3-0 2ko’s) faces Netza Wilson fighting out of Lancaster making his professional debut.

Another local fighter with a slew of amateur wins and set to make his professional debut in the Ballroom is Jessie Roman. Roman’s opponent is still TBA.

In our opening bout of the night undefeated heavyweight Scott Alexander (3-0 2ko’s) returns to the ring to face Chad Davis holding a record of (1-4).

Tickets for the show are priced at $32 and $40 and are available at

Article posted on 06.10.2009

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