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Brook faces N'dou on Saturday; Reynoso-Almarez weights; WBC News

Kell Brook says he is desperate to impress as he faces Lovemore N’dou in his hometown show tomorrow night live on Sky Sports 2 and HD2.

The Hillsborough Leisure Centre is sold-out as the unbeaten Welterweight aims to be the first fighter to stop the experienced Australian-based South African, fighting in his 63rd contest.

“I cannot wait to get in there tomorrow night,” said Brook at Friday’s weigh-in at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. “It’s a sell-out show and I reckon we could’ve sold it out twice with all the people still asking me for tickets.

“N’dou is the toughest fight of my career so far but I need tests like this to prove that I am ready to mix it at World level. He’s been in with the likes of Saul Alvarez and Matthew Hatton and has gone the distance with them so I know what’s ahead of me.

“But training has been fantastic and I am in great shape and I believe I can be the first to stop him, I really do.”

Fellow Sheffield fighter Ryan Rhodes was at the weigh-in fresh from his fight with Alvarez in Mexico, and the 34 year-old is confident Brook can step up to the mark.

“N’dou is a step up for Brook but I think he’s ready for it. They both look in fantastic shape so it’s looking like it will be a very good fight – and I fancy Kell to do the business.”

Official weigh-in results

Kell Brook (10st 6lbs 3oz) v Lovemore N’dou (10st 6lbs 11oz)

Richard Towers (17st 1lbs) v Ismail Abdoul (15st 5lbs)

Wayne Reed (12st 14oz) v Robin Reid (12st 4lbs)

Paul David (13st 6oz) v Billy Boyle (13st 4lbs)

Chris Truman (9st 7lbs) v Lee Jennings (9st 6lbs 6oz)

Ryan Aston and Iain Jackson weigh-in tomorrow.

Weights: Reynoso vs. Almaraz

Jose Reynoso 144 LBS. Vs Esteban Almaraz 142.8 LBS.

Artemio Reyes 151 LBS. Vs Chris Gray 149.6 LBS.

Jonathan Romero 125.7 LBS. Vs. Cecilio Santos 126 LBS.

Sindy Amador 108.4 LBS. Vs. Cristina Fuentes 108 LBS.

Roberto Crespo 147 LBS. Vs. John Montes 147 LBS.

*Daulis Prescott 126 vs Juan Jose Beltran 133.5
Note: The fight was cancelled due to weight disparity.
Contracted weight was 126.

Tickets for "LOCKED N' LOADED" are priced at $75, $45, and $30. They are available at the Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, Events Center starting at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45 pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario.

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

"Locked N' Loaded" is presented by LUCAS OIL "It Works!" and will be aired on FOX DEPORTES at a later date to be announced.

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS

June 24, 2011 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

WBC STATISTICS

WBC Lightweight World Championship

Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

June 25, 2011

This will be the 1,874th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.





BAJA BOXING & CANCUN BOXING PRESENT:

SOTO VS SASAKI



HUMBERTO “Zorrita” SOTO

WBC Lightweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 31 (May 11, 1980)

Residence: Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Birthplace: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Record: 55-7-2, 1 ND, 32 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total Rounds: 448

World Title Fights: 14 (12-1, 1NC)

Manager: Antonio Lozada

Promoter: Zanfer Promotions



MOTOKI SASAKI

Ranked WBC No. 11 (lightweight)

Age, date of birth: 35 (October 27, 1975)

Residence: Tokyo, Japan

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Record: 36-8-1, 23 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total Rounds: 271

World Title Fights: 1 (0-1-0)

Won titles: Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation, Japan Boxing Commission

Manager: Akihiko Honda

Promoter: Teiken Boxing Promotions





WBC LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Carlos Ortiz (P. Rico)

2. Ismael Laguna (Pan)

3. Carlos Ortiz (P. Rico) *

4. Carlos Teo Cruz (Dom .R.)

5. Mando Ramos (US)

6. Ismael Laguna (Pan) *

7. Pedro Carrasco (Spain)

8. Mando Ramos (US) *

9. Erubey Carmona (Mex)

10. Rodolfo Gonzalez (Mex)

11. Ishimatsu Suzuki (Japan)

12. Esteban De Jesus (P. Rico)

13. Roberto Duran (Pan)

14. Jim Watt (GB)

15. Alexis Arguello (Nic)

16. Edwin Rosario (P. Rico)

17. Jose Luis Ramirez (Méx)

18. Hector Camacho (P. Rico)

19. Jose Luis Ramírez (Méx) *

20. Julio Cesar Chavez (Méx)

21. Pernell Whitaker (US)

22. Miguel Angel Gonzalez (Mex)

23. Jean Baptiste Mendy (Fra)

24. Steve Johnston (US)

25. Cesar Bazan (Mex)

26. Steve Johnston (US) *

27. Jose Luis Castillo (Mex)

28. Floyd Mayweather (Us)

29. Jose Luis Castillo (Mex) *

30. Diego Corrales (US)

31. Armando Santa Cruz (Us)

32. Joel Casamayor (Cuba) Interim

33. David Diaz (US)

34. Manny Pacquiao (Phil)

35. Edwin Valero (Venezuela)

36. Antonio Demarco (Mexico) Interim

37. Humberto Soto (Mexico)

* Regained



WBC TOP 10

Roberto Duran

Carlos Ortiz

Floyd Mayweather

Pernell Whitaker

Manny Pacquiao

Ismael Laguna

Esteban de Jesus

Pedro Carrasco

Carlos Teo Cruz

Hector Camacho





GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC:

31 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, six of whom have regained the title: Carlos Ortiz (P. Rico), Ismael Laguna (Panama), Mando Ramos (US), Jose Luis Ramirez (Mexico), Steve Johnston (US), Jose Luis Castillo (Mexico).



121 LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE BOUTS HAVE BEEN HELD IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC.



THIS WILL BE THE 15th FIGHT IN THE LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION BEEN HELD IN MEXICO IN WBC HISTORY.



WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY:

USA: 67

MEXICO: 14

PRTO RICO: 12

JAPAN: 8

FRANCE: 6

SCOTLAND: 5

SPAIN: 2

PANAMA: 2

ENGLAND: 2

VENEZUELA: 1

PHILIPPINES: 1

DOM. REP.: 1

TOTAL: 121



WBC TITLE BOUTS HELD IN MEXICO

196 bouts have been held in Mexico in WBC history.

28 title fights in the light flytweight division have been held in Mexico, the most in WBC history.



BREAKDOWN BY DIVISION:

LIGHT FLY: 28

SUPER FLY: 27

FLY: 25

FEATHER: 22

STRAW: 17

BANTAM: 15

LIGHT: 14

SUPER BAN.: 12

SUPER FEA: 10

SUPER WEL: 7

WELTER: 7

SUPER LIGHT: 7

MIDDLE: 3

HEAVY: 2

TOTAL: 196





WBC’S TOP 5 TITLE FIGHTS IN MEXICO:

Sep. 26, 1964 Vicente Saldivar KO12 Ultiminio Ramos, Naucalpan - F

Jan. 28, 1968 Chartchai Chionoi KO13 Efren Torres Naucalpan - Fl

Apr. 14, 1973 Rafael Herrera TKO12 Rodolfo Martinez, Monterrey - B

Aug. 24, 1992 Julio Cesar Chavez TKO5 Greg Haugen, Mexico City - SL

Mar. 8, 2008 Samuel Peter TKO5 Oleg Maskaev, Cancun - H



WBC TITLE FIGHTS BETWEEN MEXICO – JAPAN:

There have been 86 WBC title fights between Mexico and Japan.

Mexico has won 52 bouts, Japan has won 31 fights, with 2 draws and 1 no contest.



MEMORABLE FIGHTS:

Jan. 29, 1967 Vicente Saldivar KO7 Mitsunori Seki - Mexico City

Dec. 15, 1967 Masahiko Harada W15 Jose Medel - Nagoya

Dec. 11, 1970 Kuniaki Shibata KO13 Vicente Saldivar - Tijuana

Sep. 1, 1973 Ricardo Arredondo TKO6 Morito Kashiwaba - Tokyo

Sep. 12, 1974 Ishimatsu Suzuki D15 Tury Pineda - Tokyo

Jan. 8, 1975 Miguel Canto W15 Shoji Oguma - Sendai

Aug. 23, 1975 Miguel Canto TKO11 Jiro Takada - Merida

Jun. 11, 1980 Guadalupe Pintor D15 Eijiro Murata - Tokyo

Apr. 9, 1984 Gabriel Bernal KO2 Koji Kobayashi - Tokyo

Mar. 30, 1985 Gilberto Roman W12 Jiro Watanabe - Itami

Jul. 22, 1987 Rene Arredondo TKO6 Tsuyoshi Hamada - Tokyo

Sep. 17, 1992 Victor Rabanales TKO9 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi - Osaka

Mar. 3, 1996 Daniel Zaragoza TKO11 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi - Yokohama

Apr. 27, 1996 Hiroshi Kawashima W12 Jose Luis Bueno - Yokohama

Apr. 14, 1997 Daniel Zaragoza W12 Joichiro Tatsuyoshi - Osaka

Mar. 6, 2004 Oscar Larios W12 Shigeru Nakazato - Saitama

Jan. 3, 2007 Cristian Mijares TKO10 Katsushige Kawashima - Tokyo

Mar. 12, 2008 Takahiro Aoh W12 Oscar Larios - Tokyo

May 23, 2009 Toshiaki Nishioka TKO3 Jhonny Gonzalez - Monterrey

Apr. 30, 2010 Fernando Montiel TKO4 Hozumi Hasegawa - Tokyo

Sep. 20, 2010 Tomas Rojas W12 Kohei Kono (Vacant) - Saitama

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Article posted on 24.06.2011



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