Randall Bailey to face Berto-Zaveck winner; Kevin Mitchell Meet And Greet

New York, NY - (9/2/2011) - This Saturday night Andre Berto attempts to regain a piece of the welterweight crown when he takes on reigning IBF Welterweight Champion, Jan Zaveck, at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS. Of all the people in attendance and even more watching at home, there will be no one observing the action more closely then two-time world champion, Randall Bailey.

Bailey, who is considered by many to be one of the hardest punchers in all of boxing, as witnessed by his 37 stoppages in 41 victories, will be seeing action on the undercard against Florida's Yoryi Estrella. Bailey has been the mandatory to Zaveck for sometime now and could have taken the fight with Zaveck, but instead he chose to step aside and allow the fight between Zaveck and Berto to take place first. Whoever pulls out the victory Saturday night, Bailey will be next in line for a crack at the title.

"This fight would not have happened if Randall Bailey didn't allow it to happen," stated Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, promoter of Saturday night's HBO show, as well as the promoter for Berto and Bailey. "He was the legitimate mandatory. The reason Bailey let it happen was because he's a smart guy, he's been around the fight game a long time, and he understands that he's got to feed his family. He understands that this fight was saleable to HBO because of all of Berto's TV exposure, where his fight against Zaveck would have taken place in Europe and no one would have seen it. Bailey will make a lot more money as a result of that decision in his next fight. He did the right thing because these are the two best available welterweights in the world and because it is a fight that HBO is covering. That's why Bailey stepped aside and that's why the fight is happening."

"I'll be watching the fight very closely Saturday," stated Bailey. "It doesn't matter to me who wins because I will be ready for either of them in the next fight. I wish them both luck on Saturday night, because regardless of who wins the belt, they won't own it for much longer."

Battle in Biloxi: Berto vs. Zaveck is presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with SES Boxing and sponsored by AZAD watches, The Underground Clown, and HBO PPV: Mayweather vs. Ortiz. The show will be aired live on HBO's Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

Tickets are priced at $150, $100, and $50, and are available online at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office.


September 1, 2011 – Mexico City.

From WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

Dear friends:

Our 49th annual convention in Las Vegas - from December 11 (arrival) to December 17 (departure) - is expected to be one of the greatest and most highly-attended ever, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you very soon.

We have reached a very good agreement at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and we have held several meetings to go every detail to assure the great success and perfect organization.

The hotel has directed us to follow a precise and strict procedure regarding room reservations in order to have the best results, and avoid problems and unnecessary expenses to the WBC.

We have agreed that every single person will make their own reservation at the Mandalay Bay system on their website, just as if you were traveling on your own. It is very simple, please go to the following link and make your reservation with your specific arrival and departure dates.

Once you have successfully made your reservation, please notify the WBC office of your reservation code.

The WBC will meet with the hotel to review the list of rooms that will be complimentary and will then change such reservation and remove any charges and place such room as complimentary.

We are sorry to bother you with this request, but it will be very helpful if you could assist us with this matter. If, for any reason, you experience any problem in this process, please contact Chuck Williams at and/or Maricarmen Nicolat at, and they will be happy to assist you on the process.

Please accept my sincere regards and gratitude for your cooperation.

Jose Sulaiman Ch.

Kevin Mitchell Meet And Greet At The Boxers Bar, London E2 This Saturday

International Boxing Organization (IBO) Lightweight Inter-Continental Champion Kevin Mitchell will be making a personal appearance at David and Stephen Smith’s ‘THE BOXERS BAR’ in Christopher Street, London EC2, from 7pm this Saturday night.

Kevin, who won the coveted title with a scintillating performance over John Murray at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on the 16th July, will be joined by various well known boxers from his ‘home’ gym - The TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town.

Speaking earlier today Kevin said, “As you know I do love a bar, it’s a boxing bar so that’s even better.

Stephen and David support boxing and even better they came to Canvey to support the Indee Rose Trust, so now we’re going to go down to their bar on Saturday to show our support for them.”

Kevin Mitchell will be at THE BOXERS BAR in Christopher Street, London EC2A 2BS from 7pm on Saturday 3rd September 2011

Article posted on 02.09.2011

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