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Klitschko-Adamek and Gamboa-Ponce De Leon on HBO this Saturday

HBO’s flagship boxing series presents an intriguing international heavyweight title showdown when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: VITALI KLITSCHKO VS. TOMASZ ADAMEK is seen live SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 (4:45 p.m. ET/1:45 p.m. PT) from Wroclaw Stadium in Wroclaw, Poland, exclusively on HBO. Later that same day, at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT), HBO will present a replay of the bout, along with the live featherweight slugfest YURIORKIS GAMBOA VS. DANIEL PONCE DE LEON from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The HBO Sports team will call all the action for both bouts, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Other HBO playdates for both bouts: Sept. 11 (9:00 a.m.) and 12 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates for both bouts: Sept. 11 (5:30 p.m.) and 13 (11:00 p.m.)

One of the sport’s ultimate warriors, Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) is known for his height, standing 6’ 7-1/2.” The 40-year-old Ukrainian has gone undefeated since ending a four-year layoff in 2008, starting with a victory over slugger Samuel Peter that brought him a heavyweight crown, followed by seven successful title defenses. Most recently, he scored a first-round knockout victory over previously undefeated 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Odlanier Solis in March. This 12-round fight marks the first time that Vitali, whose younger brother Wladimir holds a collection of heavyweight title belts, is fighting in Poland.

Coming off a unanimous decision victory over Kevin McBride in April, Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) is on a hot streak dating back to 2007, having won his last 13 fights. The Zywiec, Poland native, who now resides in Jersey City, NJ, will enjoy a major hometown crowd advantage, and is an impressive 20-0, 14 KOs when fighting in Poland. Though ceding five inches in both height and reach to Klitschko, Adamek has overcome a size disadvantage before, most notably in April 2010, when he defeated Cristobal Arreola, despite giving away 30 pounds at the weigh-in. This will be his seventh career fight at heavyweight.

Later in the day, HBO visits Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for a live 12-round featherweight rumble between Yuriorkis Gamboa (20-0, 16 KOs) of Miami and Daniel Ponce de Leon (41-3, 34 KOs), who trains out of Huntington Park, Cal. Both fought on HBO in March, when Gamboa looked sensational with a KO of Jorge Solis, while de Leon stumbled against Adrien Broner.

Adding to the action-packed day of boxing, episode #3 of the all-access reality series “24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz” debuts at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

All WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING events are broadcast in HDTV. HBO viewers must have access to the HBO HDTV channel to watch HBO programming in high definition.

Follow HBO boxing news at hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/hboboxing and on Twitter at twitter.com/hboboxing.

The executive producer of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is Rick Bernstein; producer, Thomas Odelfelt; director, Marc Payton.

® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is a registered service mark of Home Box Office, Inc.

Lamare vs. Florez weights!

Weights from Saint Denis, Reunion:

World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Welterweight Title:

Champion: Myriam Lamare, 18-3, 10 KOs, (France): 63,4 Kg / 139,77 Lbs.

Challenger: Lely Luz Florez. 16-5, 7 KOs, (Columbia): 63,4 Kg / 139,77 Lbs.

Stade de l’Est, Saint Denis, Reunion.

Promoter: LM Sport Event.

WBF Supervisor: Jean Marcel Nartz.

Live Professional Boxing @ Marriott Hotel - Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills, California (September 8, 2011) – While temperatures reach 100 degrees during the day, the heat will continue to rise into the night on Friday, September 9th as the hottest boxing show in the San Fernando Valley returns to the Warner Center Marriott with War at Woodland Hills 5.

Following two sold out shows earlier this year, War at Woodland Hills 5 will include the homecomings of Mexican warriors Ray Beltran Jr. (24-5, 16Kos) and Javier Gallo (17-4-1, 9KOs), as well as the new female boxing sensation Yolanda “Ms. Knockout” Ezell and former Ukrainian Olympic Team Member Anatoliy Dudchenko. Some of Oxnard’s finest up and coming prospects from the Robert Garcia camp will also be featured. ----> MORE

Live Professional Boxing:
• Ray Beltran
• Javier Gallo
• Anatoliy Dudchenko
• Erik Ruiz
• Javier Garcia
• Carlos Rodriguez
• Oscar Diaz
• Yolanda Ezell
• Holly Lawson

Warner Center Marriott
Grand Ballroom
21850 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Doors open 7pm
First Bout 7:30pm

Marston And Vella First To Receive Maltese Pro Boxing Licenses

The Malta Boxing Commission announced today that Marianne Marston and Clayton Vella are the first to be issued professional boxer licenses by the Republic of Malta professional boxing sanctioning organization.

On announcing the first boxers licensed by the Malta Boxing Commission President Alexander Zammit said, “It is with pleasure that I am able to announce that the Malta Boxing Commission has today issued it’s first professional boxing licenses.

This is a historic day for boxing in Malta, one that heralds a new era that will enable Maltese professional boxers to box under their own flag, instead of having to travel overseas to pursue a career as a professional boxer.

The two boxers, Marianne Marston and Clayton Vella are talented boxers and we wish them all the success in their chosen career.”

Female boxer Marianne Marston, who received license #1, was discovered by legendary Heavyweight Champion of the World Smokin’ Joe Frazier, who after an accidental meeting invited her to try out at his gym.

Joe was so impressed with Marianne’s natural talent that he instantly signed her to his team. On making the announcement Joe went on record stating that Marianne was an exceptional natural talent and will be World Champion.

In January 2008 Marianne relocated to Philadelphia, at Joe’s request, to prepare for her professional debut, that was until his landmark North Philadelphia gym closed just a few months later.

Marianne then moved to The James Shuler Memorial Gym in West Philadelphia, where she was invited to join Cruiserweight Champion of the World Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham’s team by the Champ’s wife and manager Livvy.

Late in 2008, after watching Marianne spar Christina Leadbeater, Philadelphia promoter Ivan Cohen approached Livvy for Marianne to debut on his first show of 2009.

Marianne returned to Europe to in January 2009 to apply for the required visa, but unfortunately was refused as she had yet to fight professionally in her home country.

Marianne went to London to train at a well known gym near London Bridge, however due to the lack of pro-boxing coaches or professional boxers at the gym she soon switched to Johnny Eames’ TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town.

Marianne instantly felt at home and began training alongside such stars as Kevin Mitchell, Matthew Marsh, Tony Oakey, Billy Joe Saunders, Ian Napa, Michael Grant, Erick Ochieng and many, many more rising stars based at the famous fight factory.

Within a month of the move Marianne signed management papers with Johnny, and shortly after British promoter Steve Goodwin approached Johnny for Marianne to fight Lana Cooper. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control the fight didn’t go ahead.

Marianne, who is coached by Barry Smith at the TRAD TKO, refused to give up on her dream and applied to the Malta Boxing Commission for her professional license.

On receiving her license Marianne said,”I feel so honoured to be the first boxer to be licensed by the Malta Boxing Commission. That is something else.

This means so much to me, I can’t thank them enough for their support and more so their unequivocal support of Women’s Boxing.

As well as the Malta Boxing Commission I would like to thank Joe and Marvis Frazier, Steve and Livvy Cunningham, Percy ‘Buster’ Custus, Shar’ron Baker, Terry Edwards MBE, my manager Johnny Eames, coach Barry Smith and all the coaches and fighters at The James Shuler Memorial Gym in Philadelphia and the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in London for their encouragement and support over the past few years.

I owe them everything, they believed in me and my potential as a professional boxer. I intend to repay their faith in me by becoming the best boxer I possibly can.”

Also receiving his professional boxers license was Clayton Vella, who had previously fought in Malta on the unsanctioned circuit.

Clayton, who is coached by Edwin Micallef at Dixons Gym, stopped Kyle Azzopardi when the pair fought at the Orpheum Theater in Gzira in July this year. Both Marianne and Clayton, as well as British licensed Maltese boxers Daniel Micallef and Frankie Borg, will be taking part in the inaugural professional boxing event, at the Oracle Conference Centre, St Paul’s Bay, on the 14th October.

Article posted on 09.09.2011



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