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Guerrero pulls out of Maidana fight due to injury; Mike Oliver training for Juan Manuel Lopez bout

LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2011) - Due to an injury to his left shoulder and arm sustained yesterday afternoon during sparring, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero has been forced to withdraw from his Saturday, August 27World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight World Title challenge against Marcos "El Chino" Maidana that was to be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. The entire card, which was set to take place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., has been cancelled including the co-featured bout between undefeated heavyweight star Seth Mitchell and Mike Mollo.

Guerrero is currently on his way to receive an MRI to determine the severity of the injury and how long he will be away from the ring. The injury is a difficult setback for team Guerrero as the fight was just over a week away.

"I'm devastated because I worked my whole life for the opportunity to be a main event on HBO. It's a major blow to my team and family, but I'll continue to keep strong in my faith in Jesus Christ. To all my fans, I'll be back and I know God has plans for me to perform in the future."

Marcos Maidana offers his sympathy, but is eager to schedule another fight as soon as possible.

"I am very disappointed to hear that Guerrero was injured, especially at this stage of training camp. I hope he recovers soon, but I also want to get an opponent to replace him because I've been working really hard for about 12 weeks and I need to fight. I'll face whoever they put in front of me next."

Further information on Guerrero's injury and a possible rescheduling of Maidana vs. Guerrero will be made soon.

Golden Boy Promotions wishes Robert Guerrero well, hopes he recovers quickly and that his return to the ring is speedy.

Ticket holders can receive full refunds at their original points of purchase.

Prospect Boxing : Introducing Daniel MiCallef

Paul Grahams Prospect Boxing are pleased to announce the signing of Scots based Maltese boxer Daniel MiCallef. Micallef currently has 2-0 record and makes his Prospect boxing debut there 10th of September show at Ayr Town Hall.

Fighting on a packed card MiCallef takes on the unbeaten Chris Steel over 6 x2's. Coming into the fight Micallef has had an impressive start to his career notching up two wins on the bounce,with the most recent a points shutout over Ritchie Abu.

Micallef is looking forward to his Scottish debut and reveals his preparation “I have been working hard in the gym for this. I am looking forward to showing the fight fans what I have to offer”

He further adds about his style “The style I have is Slip and Weaves; this will cause Steel problems on September 10th. This mixed in with my determination to win, the fans will be in for a treat! I am going to give 200% ”

Micallef,who goes by the nickname of “The Commander” reveals he knows a bit about his “Steel is quite tall and is fast for a welterweight. But on the night the best man will win”

Prospect Boxing are proud to announce there first show of the new season at Ayr Town Hall on 10th September. Tickets are available from Paul Graham 01698 338888 or Ayr Town Hall 01292 269793. Further details avail from http://www.prospectboxing.co.uk/index.html and Prospect-Boxing Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prospect-Boxing/208247569205243

MIKE OLIVER TRAINS IN PUERTO RICO BEFORE TRAVELS TO HIS CAMP

GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO – Before his travel to training camp, Mike Oliver, trained in Puerto Rico for his October 1st challenge against former two time world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez in the show "Triple Crown III" to be held at the coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) and Top Rank Inc. presentation will shown on “Pay Per View”.

Oliver (25-2, 8 KOs) worked floor exercises, movements and some gloves with trainer John Scully showing great speed in his trining at the Wilfredo Gomez Arena Gym in Guaynabo.

“We are training to be in the best shape to face Juanma Lopez, a hard puncher", Oliver said.

The fight Oliver-Lopez (30-1, 27 KOs) will be for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino featherweight title.

Also in the card, another former world champion Román “Rocky” Martínez (24-1-1, 15 KOs) will face Ramón Maas (25-1, 15 KOs) for the junior lightweight WBO Intercontinental title. In other co-feature superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (21-2, 14 KOs) will fight versus #1 contender Sod Looknongyantoy (51-2-1, 21 KOs) for the 122lb WBO Latino title.

Tickets are availables on Ticketcenter (www.tcpr.com or 1 787 792-5000). Prices are $25, $50, $75, $100, $150 and $300.

Article posted on 19.08.2011



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