Sergio Martinez vs. Darren Barker on October 1; Alvarez-Gomez, Morales-Cano stats; Ortiz underdog against Mayweather

Oxnard, CA/New York, NY - (9/13/2011) - On Saturday, October 1st, the #1 middleweight in the world, and top three pound-for-pound fighter, Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (47-2-2, 26KO's) puts his WBC Middleweight Diamond belt and Ring Championship on the line against European Champion, "Dazzling" Darren Barker (23-0, 14KO's), at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

The show, entitled "Noche de 'Maravilla': Martinez vs. Barker", is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Matchroom Sport, and Caesars Atlantic City, and is sponsored by Corona. The show will be aired live on HBO's World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT.

Tickets for "Noche de 'Maravilla'" are priced at $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Boardwalk Hall box office.


As much of a champion as he is inside the ring, for many, what Sergio does outside the ring is what makes him a true champion in their eyes. There might not be a better example of that, than his relationship with Monique McClain.

Sergio's relationship with Monique was first brought to the public's eye at the final press conference before his most recent fight against Sergiy Dzinziruk this past March. Before leaving the podium, Sergio stated, "This fight is for you Monique," and invitedDBE

the 13-year-old New Jersey native to join him on stage.

The companionship between the two started after Monique wrote a letter to Sergio, looking to the champ for advice. Monique was forced to leave her Middle School this past January because of relentless bullying by her classmates.

Upon learning of her situation, Sergio personally reached out to Monique, inviting her and her mother and grandmother to join him and his team for dinner before the press conference, and also providing them with V.I.P. seats to watch his eighth-round destruction of Dzinziruk.

Since that fight, their relationship has continued to grow, and, recently, Sergio invited Monique out to his training camp in Oxnard, CA, to spend a day to train with him.

"This past Saturday I had the opportunity to visit with my friend Monique and I was able to share an afternoon at the beach and at my boxing gym for a personal training session," said Martinez. "It's very important to have the support of her family but also just as important that she has mine. I hope she returns again, keeps improving, and that she keeps growing personally. She will always have my support and love."

Monique also commented on her day with Sergio, and what it is like having the DBE

champion in her life.

"It was a blessing to be able to spend the day with Sergio," said Monique. "Sergio has taught some very important things, mostly to stay strong, be brave and to just know that things will get better. Sergio is a wonderful person. Not many people, especially champion boxers, would reach out and help someone the way Sergio has with me. The WBC is also known for the slogan, 'World Boxing Cares', and there is no greater example of that than with Sergio."

Monique, along with her family, will be on hand to witness Sergio defend his WBC Middleweight Diamond belt and Ring Championship against Darren Barker, on October 1st, in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall.

Tickets for "Noche de 'Maravilla'" are priced at $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet, or in person at the Boardwalk Hall box office.

WBC stats: Morales vs. Cano, Alvarez vs. Gomez


September 16, 2011 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:


WBC Welterweight World Championship

September 17, 2011

Las Vegas, Nevada - MGM Grand Garden Arena

This will be the 1,888th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.



WBC Welterweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 24 (January 31, 1987)

Residence: Oxnard, California

Place of birth: Garden City, Kansas

Record: 29-2-2, 22 KOs

Stance: Lefthanded

Total rounds: 145

Title fights: 2 (1-1)

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions


Ranked WBC No. 1 at welterweight

Age, date of birth: 34 (February 24, 1977)

Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada

Place of birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Record: 41-0, 25 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 299

Title fights: 18 (18-0)

Promoter: Mayweather Promotions


1. Luis Manuel Rodriguez (Cuba)

2. Emile Griffith (Virg. Island)

3. Curtis Cokes (US)

4. Jose Napoles (Mexico)

5. Billy Backus (US)

6. Jose Napoles (Mexico) *

7. John Stracey (GB)

8. Carlos Palomino (Mexico)

9. Wilfredo Benitez (P. Rico)

10. Ray Leonard (US)

11. Roberto Duran (Panama)

12. Ray Leonard (US) *

13. Milton McCrory (US)

14. Don Curry (US)

15. Lloyd Honeyghan (Jamaica)

16. Jorge Vaca (Mexico)

17. Lloyd Honeyghan (Jamaica) *

18. Marlon Starling (US)

19. Maurice Blocker (US)

20. Simon Brown (Jamaica)

21. James McGirt (US)

22. Pernell Whitaker (US)

23. Oscar de la Hoya (US)

24. Felix Trinidad (P. Rico)

25. Oscar de la Hoya (US) *

26. Shane Mosley (US)

27. Vernon Forrest (US)

28. Ricardo Mayorga (Nicaragua)

29. Cory Spinks (US)

30. Zab Judah (US)

31. Carlos Baldomir (Argentina)

32. Floyd Mayweather (US)

33. Shane Mosley (US) Interim *

34. Andre Berto (US)

35. Victor Ortiz (US)

* Regained


WBC Vacant Super Lightweight World Championship

September 17, 2011

Las Vegas, Nevada - MGM Grand Garden Arena

This will be the 1,887th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.



Ranked WBC No. 2 at super lightweight

Age, date of birth: 35 (September 1, 1976)

Residence: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Place of birth: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Record: 51-7, 35 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 399

Title fights: 22 (18-4)

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions


Ranked WBC No. 12 at super lightweight

Age, date of birth: 21 (October 4, 1989)

Residence: Tlalnepantla, Mexico, Mexico

Place of birth: Tlalnepantla, Mexico, Mexico

Record: 23-0-1, 18 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 77

Title fights: 0

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions


1. Roberto Cruz (Phil)

2. Eddie Perkins (US)

3. Carlos Hernandez (Ven)

4. Sandro Lopopolo (Ita)

5. Paul Fuji (US)

6. Pedro Adigue (Phil)

7. Bruno Arcari (Italy)

8. Pedro Fernández (Spain)

9. Saensak Muangsurin (Thail)

10. Miguel Velazquez (Spain)

11. Saensak Muangsurin (Thail) *

12. Sang-Hyun Kim (Korea)

13. Saoul Mamby (US)

14. Leroy Haley (US)

15. Bruce Curry (US)

16. Bill Costello (US)

17. Lonnie Smith (US)

18. Rene Arredondo (Mexico)

19. Tsuyoshi Hamada (Japan)

20. Rene Arredondo (México) *

21. Roger Mayweather (US)

22. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex)

23. Frankie Randall (US)

24. Julio Cesar Chavez (Mex) *

25. Oscar de la Hoya (Us-Mex)

26. Konstantin Tszyu (Australia)

27. Arturo Gatti (Canada)

28. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US)

29. Junior Witter (GB)

30. Timothy Bradley (US)

31. Devon Alexander (US)

32. Timothy Bradley (US) *Regained

Wbc Top 10

1. Julio Cesar Chavez

2. Floyd Mayweather

3. Oscar de la Hoya

4. Kostya Tszyu

5. Bruno Arcari

6. Carlos Hernandez

7. Saensak Munagsurin

8. Frankie Randall

9. Devon Alexander

10. Arturo Gatti


WBC Super Welterweight World Championship

September 17, 2011

Los Angeles, California – Staples Center

This will be the 1,886th fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 49-year history.



WBC Super Welterweight World Champion

Age (date of birth): 21 (July 18, 1990)

Residence: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Birthplace: Juanacatlan, Jalisco, Mexico

Record: 37-0-1, 27 KOs

Height: 5’9”

Stance: Righthanded

World championship fights: 2-0, 1 KO

Total rounds: 224


Ranked WBC No. 7 at super welterweight

Age (date of birth): 30 (October 30, 1980)

Residence: Anaheim, California

Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Record: 23-4-2, 12 KOs

Height: 5’9”

Stance: Righthanded

World championship fights: 0-1

Total rounds: 147


1. Denny Moyer (US)

2. Sandro Mazzinghi (Italy)

3. Nino Benvenuti (Italy)

4. Kisoo Kim (Korea)

5. Fred Little (US)

6. Carmelo Bossi (Italy)

7. Koichi Wajima (Japan)

8. Miguel de Oliveira (Brazil)

9. Elisha Obed (Bahamas)

10. Eckhard Dagge (Germany)

11. Rocco Mattioli (Italy)

12. Maurice Hope (GB)

13. Wilfredo Benitez (P. Rico)

14. Thomas Hearns (US)

15. Duane Thomas (US)

16. Lupe Aquino (Mexico)

17. Gianfranco Rosi (Italy)

18. Don Curry (US)

19. Rene Jacquot (France)

20. John Mugabi (Uganda)

21. Terry Norris (US)

22. Simon Brown (Jamaica)

23. Terry Norris (US) *

24. Luis Santana (Dom R.)

25. Terry Norris (US) *

26. Keith Mullings (US)

27. Francisco Javier Castillejo (Spain)

28. Oscar de la Hoya (US-Mex)

29. Francisco Javier Castillejo (Spain) Interim *

30. Shane Mosley (US)

31. Ron Wright (US)

32. Ricardo Mayorga (Nicaragua)

33. Oscar de la Hoya (US-Mex) *

34. Floyd Mayweather Jr (US)

35. Vernon Forrest (US)

36. Sergio Mora (US)

37. Vernon Forrest (US) *

38. Sergio Martinez (Spain) Interim

39. Manny Pacquiao

40. Saul Alvarez

* Regained Title


1. Floyd Mayweather (US)

2. Manny Pacquiao (Phil)

3. Oscar De La Hoya (US/Mex)

4. Thomas Hearns (US)

5. Sergio Martinez (Argentina)

6. Nino Benvenuti (Italy)

7. Wilfredo Benitez (P. Rico)

8. Simon Brown (Jamaica)

9. Terry Norris (US)

10. Shane Mosley (US)

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.


VICTOR ORTIZ is a 9/2 underdog to beat 1/8 favourite Floyd Mayweather with William Hill this weekend, with the draw a 28/1 chance.

And with Manny Pacquiao 1/10 to win his forthcoming fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, Hills are already betting on a Mayweather-Manny showdown, making the former odds-on favourite. ‘These two fights are merely diversions, with boxing fans desperate to see the two of them in the ring together’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Mayweather- Ortiz – Mayweather 4/7 on points; 9/4 by ko. 14/1 win in Rd 1-3; 11/1 4-6; 8/1 7-9; 15/2 10-12.

Ortiz 14/1 on points; 6/1 by ko; 14/1 win in Rd 1-3; 14/1 4-6; 20/1 7-9; 25/1 10-12.

How long will fight last? – 13/8 Under 10.5; 4/9 over.

William Hill:

Mayweather 8/11

Draw 20/1

Pacquiao 11/10

**Mayweather vs Ortiz and Pacquiao vs Marquez which fight will be over the quickest?

Pacquiao vs Marquez 1/2

Mayweather vs Ortiz 6/4

Draw No Bet

Graham Sharpe,

Media Relations Director.

Article posted on 16.09.2011

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