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Prescott vs. McCloskey to be Carried Live on ESPN3

U.S.-based boxing fans can watch the Breidis Prescott-Paul McCloskey 12-round WBA light welterweight elimination match at Belfast, Northern Ireland’s Odyssey Arena, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 3:45 p.m. ET on ESPN3, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.

The bout will feature the classic boxer/puncher match-up as Colombia’s Prescott (24-2, 19 KOs), is an offensive force with power in both hands and Ireland’s McCloskey (22-1, 12 KOs) is a classic boxer with excellent technique.

Marcos Maidana is the WBA “Regular” Light Welterweight Champion

Looking ahead, both fighters say they will be looking to use the other as a stepping stone back into the ring with WBA “Super” Champion Amir Khan. Prescott dealt Khan his only loss in 2008 via knockout and McCloskey dropped an abbreviated six-round decision to Khan last April.

Klitschko vs. Adamek on Saturday

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS

September 9, 2011 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

WBC STATISTICS

WBC Heavyweight World Championship

Stadium Miejski - Wroclaw, Poland

September 10, 2011

This will be the 1,885th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history

K2 PROMOTIONS PRESENTS:

KLITSCHKO VS. ADAMEK

“Dr. Ironfist” VITALI KLITSCHKO (Ukraine)

WBC Heavyweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 40 (July 19, 1971)

Residences: Kiev, Ukraine/Los Angeles, California

Birthplace: Belovodsk, Kyrgystan

Record: 42-2, 39 KOs

World title fights: 12-2, 10 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 209

Promoter: K2 Promotions - Tom Loeffler

TOMASZ “Goral” ADAMEK (Poland)

Ranked WBC No. 1 heavyweight

Age, date of birth: 34 (December 1, 1976)

Residence: Jersey City, New Jersey

Birthplace: Gilowice, Poland

Record: 44-1, 28 KOs

World title fights: Cruiserweight – 3-0, 2 KOs, Light Heavyweight – 3-1, 1 KO

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 285

Promoter: Main Events

WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

1. Sonny Liston (US)

2. Muhammad Ali (US)

3. Joe Frazier (US)

4. George Foreman (US)

5. Muhammad Ali (US) *

6. Leon Spinks (US)

7. Ken Norton (US)

8. Larry Holmes (US)

9. Tim Witherspoon (US)

10. Pinklon Thomas (US)

11. Trevor Berbick (Can)

12. Mike Tyson (US)

13. James Douglas (US)

14. Evander Holyfield (US)

15. Riddick Bowe (US)

16. Lennox Lewis (GB)

17. Oliver Mccall (US)

18. Frank Bruno (GB)

19. Mike Tyson (US) *

20. Lennox Lewis (GB) *

21. Hasim Rahman (US)

22. Lennox Lewis (GB) *

23. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine)

24. Hasim Rahman (UB) *

25. Oleg Maskaev (Kazakhstan)

26. Samuel Peter (Nigeria)

27. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine) *

* Regained

WBC TOP 10

1. Muhammad Ali

2. Lennox Lewis

3. Larry Holmes

4. Mike Tyson

5. George Foreman

6. Joe Frazier

7. Evander Holyfield

8. Frank Bruno

9. Sonny Liston

10. Tim Witherspoon



GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WBC

21 heavyweight world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only five have regained the title: Muhammad Ali (US), Mike Tyson (US), Lennox Lewis (GB), Hasim Rahman (US),

Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine).



124 heavyweight world championship fights have been held in the history of the WBC. This will be the first heavyweight world championship fight in Poland in the history of the WBC.



WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE BOUTS BY COUNTRY IN WBC HISTORY

USA 91

Germany 10

England 6

Japan 3

Mexico 2

Zaire 1

Wales 1

Venezuela 1

Turkey 1

Switzerland 1

South Africa 1

Russia 1

Puerto Rico 1

Philippines 1

Malasya 1

Jamaica 1

Canada 1

Total 124



Three world title fights have been held in Poland in WBC history.

May 15, 2010 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk TKO8 Giacobbe Fragomeni, Lodz - Cr

Sep. 20, 2010 Krysztof Wlodarczyk W12 Jason Robinson, Warsaw - Cr

Apr. 2, 2011 Krysztof Wlodarczyk W12 Francisco Palacios, Bydgoszcz - Cr



MEMORABLE HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHTS IN THE WBC HISTORY:

May 21, 1966 Muhammad Ali TKO6 Henry Cooper, London

Dec. 10, 1968 Joe Frazier W15 Oscar Bonavena, Philadelphia.

Mar. 8, 1971 Joe Frazier W15 Muhammad Ali, New York

Oct. 30, 1974 Muhammad Ali KO8 George Foreman, Kinshasa

Oct. 1, 1975 Muhammad Ali TKO15 Joe Frazier, Manila

Jun. 9, 1978 Larry Holmes W15 Ken Norton, Las Vegas

Sep. 28, 1979 Larry Homes TKO11 Earnie Shavers, Las Vegas

Oct. 2, 1980 Larry Holmes TKO11 Muhammad Ali, Las Vegas

Apr. 11, 1981 Larry Holmes W15 Trevor Berbick, Las Vegas

Mar. 22 1986 Trevor Berbick W12 Pinklon Thomas, Las Vegas

Feb. 11, 1990 James Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson, Tokyo

Mar. 18, 1991 Mike Tyson TKO7 Donovan Ruddock (Eliminator), Las Vegas

May 8, 1993 Lennox Lewis W12 Tony Tucker, Las Vegas

Sep. 2, 1995 Frank Bruno W12 Oliver McCall, London

Mar. 19, 1999 Lennox Lewis D12 Evander Holyfield, New York

Apr. 22, 2001 Hasim Rahman KO5 Lennox Lewis, Brakpan

Nov. 17, 2001 Lennox Lewis KO4 Hasim Rahman, Las Vegas

Jun. 8, 2002 Lennox Lewis KO8 Mike Tyson, Memphis

Jun. 21, 2003 Lennox Lewis TKO6 Vitali Klitschko, Los Angeles

Apr. 24, 2004 Vitali Klitschko KO8 Corrie Sanders, Los Angeles

Mar. 18, 2006 Hasim Rahman D12 James Toney, Atlantic City

Jan. 6, 2007 Samuel Peter W12 James Toney (Eliminator), Hollywood



WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

Article posted on 09.09.2011



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