Kirkland vs. Sharpe tonight; Toney vs. Shamrock Face-off; 2011 USA Boxing National Championships

LOS ANGELES, June 24 - As a result of tonight's original scheduled TeleFutura "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" co-featured bout pitting Florida's Joseph Elegele against Dallas' Noel Rodriguez being canceled when Rodriguez arrived to weigh-in overweight, James Kirkland and Dennis Sharpe's eight round middleweight bout will now be tonight's co-featured bout on the broadcast which will emanate from the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The main event of the evening features Fort Worth's Brian Vera in a battle against San Antonio's Eloy Suarez.

This night of world-class professional boxing is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, AT&T and DeWalt Tools. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT).

Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today's up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions' marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum "Tecate Museo de Boxeo," which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.

Toney vs. Shamrock Face-off Tomorrow!

The media and public are welcome at a meet and greet and photo-opportunity faceoff to be held tomorrow (Saturday, June 25) at the newly opened IFC Gym in Van Nuys, California, at 8 pm PST, to formally announce the upcoming MMA showdown between multiple-time world boxing champion James "Lights Out" Toney and UFC Hall of Fame inductee Ken "World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock.

This will be the first face-to-face meeting between Toney and Shamrock, who will fight under MMA unified rules agreed upon by both fighters.

Both fighters will be available for interviews, autographs and photos.

IFC Gym is located at 7052 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, California 91405.

For directions or more information, please call 818-266-1211.

2011 USA Boxing National Championships Consolation Bout Results

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) –Twelve consolation bouts were contested on Friday night at the Colorado Springs Christian School with bronze medalists being crowned in the final session at the current venue. All of the final round bouts will move to the historic City Auditorium with two sessions of boxing taking place on Saturday.

Five championship bouts in the women’s non-Olympic weight classes kick off at 2 p.m. with the 13 Olympic weight class final round contests beginning at 6 p.m. There are less than 200 tickets left for the event and they can be purchased for $20 at

For those that can’t make it in person, tune in to the live webcast at at 6 p.m. MT. Bout sheets for tomorrow’s event are attached to this email. Results will be disseminated at the end of each session but any media outlets needing live results can call Julie Goldsticker at 719-440-1050 or email

Friday’s Consolation Bout Results

106 lbs/female: Lisa Ha, Honolulu, Hawaii, dec. Elizabeth Rodriguez, Gilroy, Calif., 17-11

108 lbs/male: Gregory Outlaw, Glenarden, Md., dec. Norberto Torres, Orlando, Fla., 12-12 (60-57)

112 lbs/female: Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y., dec. Poula Estrada, Palmdale, Calif., 13-7

119 lbs/female: Nephateria Miller, New Haven, Conn., dec. Lindsay Bartels, Omaha, Neb., 30-22

123 lbs/male: Antonio Nieves, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wis., 15-10

125 lbs/female: Lori Argumedo, Commerce, Calif., dec. Emily Dgnan, Jasper, Tenn.

132 lbs/female: N’yteeyah Sherman, Barberton, Ohio dec. Lisa Porter, Northridge, Calif., 19-11
141 lbs/female: Ariel Beck, Deer Lodge, Mont., dec. Kathleen Walsh, Rankankama, N.Y., 19-10

152 lbs/female: Faith Franco, Duarte, Calif., won on medical disqualification over Diona Wigand, Lexington, Ky., Medical-DQ

152 lbs/male: Willie Jones, Charlotte, N.C., dec. Martez Jackson, Valdosta, Ga., 20-11

165 lbs/female: Tika Hemingway, Pittsburgh, Pa., dec. Tiffanie Ward, Hacienda Heights, Calif., 16-14

165 lbs/male: Antoine Douglas, Burke, Va., dec. Martez Jackson, Valdosta, Ga., 13-13 (74-71)
178 lbs/male: Sijuola Shabazz, Las Cruces, N.M., dec. Sean Betterncourt, Stoughton, Mass., 20-16

201 lbs/male: Joseph Williams, Far Rockaway, N.Y, won on medical disqualification over James Shorter, Northridge, Calif., Medical DQ

201+ lbs/female: Dominic Breazeale, Anaheim, Calif., won on medical disqualification over O’Jayland Brown, Sacramento, Calif., Medical- DQ

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Article posted on 24.06.2011

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