Chávez, Jr./Zbik/Christy Martin Official Weigh-In today; Punchin at Paradise on 7/7; Kessler-Bouadla weigh-in

LOS ANGELES (June 3, 2011) – Son of the Living Legend and the No. 1-rated middleweight contender, JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. (42-0-1, 30 KOs), of Culiacan, México, and undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion SEBASTIAN ZBIK (30-0, 10 KOs), of Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, will see each other one last time before they meet in the ring in the main event of "The Son Also Rises: Zbik vs. Chávez, Jr. World Middleweight Championship." Zbik and Chávez Jr. will step on the scale for their Official Weigh-in, TODAY! Friday, June 3, outdoors at the STAPLES Center Star Plaza, near the Team LA store, (1111 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90015) at 1 p.m. PT.


Following Chávez Jr. and Zbik on the scale will be undefeated No. 1 lightweight contender MIKEY GARCIA (25-0, 21 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. and his opponent RAFAEL GUZMAN (28-2, 20 KOs), of Guadalajara, México, (the Garcia vs. Guzman 10-round featherweight bout will open the HBO broadcast); undefeated No. 1 super welterweight contender and former U.S. Olympian VANES MARTIROSYAN (29-0, 18 KOs), of Glendale, Calif., and his opponent SAUL ROMAN (34-8, 29 KOs), of Culiacan, México, (Martirosyan and Roman will battle in a 12-round WBC super welterweight title elimination bout on the non-televised undercard); and WBC female super welterweight champion CHRISTY MARTIN (49-5-3, 32 KOs), of Orlando, Fla., going for her landmark 50th career victory in a personal and professional comeback, and her opponent DAKOTA STONE (9-8-4, 1 KO), of Auburn, Wash., (Martin and Stone rumble in a rematch of their closely- contested 2009 world title fight on the non-televised undercard.) The remainder of the undercard will weigh in after them.


Remaining tickets, priced at $100, $75 and $50, can be purchased online at, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000, or at the STAPLES Center box office.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Universum Media Network, TECATE and STAPLES Center, the Chávez, Jr. vs. Zbik world middleweight championship will take place Tomorrow! Saturday, June 4, at STAPLES Center, and marks the first fight Chávez Jr. has fought in Los Angeles in six years. It will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT with the first bout beginning at 4:05 p.m. PT.

The world championship event will be highlighted by a celebration of the boxing career of Julio César Chávez Sr. Chávez will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame next weekend.


On Thursday, July 7th, Star Boxing returns to the historic Paradise Theater in the Bronx, with the latest installment of its ever popular "Punchin at the Paradise" fight series. The event on July 7th will mark the second of five scheduled dates at the Theater in 2011.

"Our return to the Theater in May was everything we expected it to be. We were able to put together an exciting night of boxing, before a packed house of raucous fans who turned out for the show. Now we are looking to feed and build off the success of that show and carry it over into the rest of the events we have scheduled at the Theater for this year," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing.

"The card is going to be filled with a lot of local talent from the New York area, and will also feature some intriguing neighborhood battles for bragging rights of the Bronx," added DeGuardia.

In addition to the pro fights on the card there will also be four exciting amateur bouts, featuring some very exciting prospects out of the New York City area.

Additional information regarded fighters on the card will be announced shortly. Doors open at 6:30PM, with the first bout scheduled for 7:00PM. Tickets are priced at $30, $50 and $100 and can be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at 718 823-2000, visiting or simply by CLICKING HERE: Tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Paradise Theater box office, located at 2403 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, NY.

Kessler, Bouadla make weight

Here are the weights from Copenhagen:

Mikkel Kessler (WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus): 75,5 kg

Mehdi Bouadla: 75,3 kg


Patrick Nielsen: 72,5 kg

Joe Rea: 72,5 kg

Article posted on 03.06.2011

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