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Arslan-Suda on 7/15; Arce honored in Puerto Rico; Boxing 360 wins arbitration hearing

Former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan will try to get in line for another world title shot when he returns to action on July 15th in his home base in Göppingen, Germany (close to Stuttgart). Arslan will also try to avenge one of his only 5 career losses (30 wins, 1 draw) when he faces Czech toughguy Lubos Suda (23-5-1) who had beaten the German southpaw in a close fight in December 2003 in Prague.

"I know very well that Suda is a strong opponent and that I have to be at my best to beat him“, says Arslan. „I think it’s only fair that he is coming to my backyard now. I have fought him in Prague, now he is coming to Germany. I want to prove that I am better than him and that I still got what it takes to become world champion again.“

The 40-year-old certainly has no time to waste but will have to take the fast track if he wants to fight for a major title again.

Tickets for the show in Göppingen are on sale on www.ticketonline.com. Eurosport will broadcast live on July 15th at 9.00pm (CET).

HONORED IN PUERTO RICO JORGE “TRAVIESO” ARCE BY THE WBO

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Bantamweight Champion was honored today by the WBO for his achievements and got the 122lb belt he won on May 7 in Las Vegas.

Arce (57-6-2, 44KOs), who beat last May 7 former champion Wilfredo Vazuqez Jr. by a 12 round TKO, to gain his third WBO crown (108, 115 and 122 pounds).

“We are very proud of pay this tribute to Arce, a good boxer, a good person and a good champion. We give this belt and this diamond ring for his three titles here with the WBO”, WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said in the event was made at the Restaurante El Zipperle in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Arce was grateful for the tribute and was happy for all the people in the restaurant, who supported the Mexican gladiator today.

“I want to thank this people of Puerto Rico for this tribute. This is an island with a lot of great fighters like Juanma Lopez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., my friend Ivan Calderon, a pretty island, where I want to train some day here”, Arce said. “This is the country, also, of one of my great idols in boxing, Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad, one of the best boxers”.

In the tribute there were former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” López, Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón, Wilfredo Vázquez Jr., Álex “El Nene” Sánchez, Alfredo “Salsero” Escalera, Wilfredo “Wi” Vázquez and Víctor “Luvi” Callejas, also prospects like José “Chelo” González, Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo, Luis “El Artesano” Cruz, Jayson “La Maravilla” Vélez, César Seda Jr., Juan Mercedes, Víctor Bisbal, y los prospectos Eliezer “Waa” González, McWilliams Arroyo, McJoe Arroyo, Camilo Pérez and Jonathan “Bomba” González; promoters Félix “Tutico” Zabala (All Star Boxing), Iván and Peter Rivera (PR Best Boxing Promotions), and Manuel “Quique” Román (Universal Promotions).

There were Senators Norma Burgos and Ramon Diaz, and Representative David Bonilla. From the WBO Alberto Rodriguez, Vicepresident of Championship Comitee, Luis Perez, Chairman of Ratings Comitee, and referees Roberto Ramirez Jr. and Sr., and judges Carlos Colón, Nelson Vázquez, César Ramos, José Roberto Torres and Hernando Steidel.

Boxing 360 wins arbitration hearing

NEW YORK (June 8, 2011) – Boxing 360 has won an arbitration hearing involving Chicago-based pro boxers David Estrada and Angel Hernandez, as well as their manager, Wasfi Tolaymat.

The American Arbitration Association in the City of New York found in favor of Boxing 360 as Estrada and Hernandez’ promoters, valid through February 15, 2013, as well as denying the aforementioned boxers’ claims for injunctive relief.

“They’re still under contract with Boxing 360,” Boxing 360 Founder/CEO Mario Yagobi said. “My main goal was to show them and, as a relatively new boxing promoter, everybody in boxing that fighters can’t pull that stuff with Boxing 360. We proved that Boxing 360 will fight for what it believes in.

“I’d like to thank our lawyer, Attorney Pat English, for doing a wonderful job in such a professional manner, as well as Bob Duffy (Boxing 360 Director of Boxing) for all of the hard work he put into this case.”

Members of Boxing 360’s stable include USBA heavyweight champion Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris, WBC #3 super bantamweight Leon “Hurry Up” Moore, former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro “Naco” Berrio, WBC Caribbean & NY State super middleweight champion Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen, NY State champion welterweight Danny Sostre, Dominican lightweight champion Eudy “AK47” Bernardo, KO king Tyrone Brunson, Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, middleweight prospect DonYil Livingston, Joshua “The Juice” Harris, Emad Ali, Mike Mollo, “King” David Estrada and Angel “Toro” Hernandez.

Go to www.Boxing360.com for more information about Boxing 360 or any of its other fighters.

Article posted on 09.06.2011



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