Karmazin vs. Adama weigh-in tonight

On October 7th, Osumanu Adama (19-2 14KO’s) the current IBO Inter-Continental Middle and USBA middleweight champion will indeed be put through the biggest test in his professional boxing career as he is scheduled to face former IBF light middleweight champion Roman “Made In Hell” Karmazin (40-4-2, 26 KOs). The IBF proposed bout is the main event for Cynthia Tolaymat’s CFC Promotions “Chicago Fight Night III”.

Before the fight takes place these fighters will get their first glance at one another during the official weigh ins which will be taking place at 6pm at “The Club” which is conveniently located at 7600 s Cicero avenue in Burbank, Illinois.

Also on hand will be “Irish” Mickey Ward and Dicky Ecklund who will be leading their fighter’s super middleweight “Irish” Joe McCreedy (15-5-2 6KO’s) and light welterweight Sean Eklund (9-4 2KO’s) to the ring Friday night. Both Irish fighters who hail from Lowell, Massachusetts are looking to make the fans of Chicago proud and represent the Irish community.

Former WBA world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris Harris (29-7-1 19KO’s) will be taking on former Indiana state champion Jermaine “Hawk” White (17-4 9KO’s) in a 10 round welterweight contest. Harris is looking to rebound after his loss to Lanardo “The Pain Server” Tyner in which he lost a decision costing him the USBO title.

The undercard will feature middleweight contender Derrick Findley, Ramon Valenzuela Jr, Light welterweight Antonio Canas as well as heavyweight Boban Simic who is making his long awaited professional debut.

Boxing fans are encouraged to attend weigh ins tonight, fans who attend this event will have opportunities to meet fighters such as “Irish” Mickey Ward, Dicky Eklund, welterweight contender “King” David Estrada, Roman Karmazin, Osumanu Adama and much more.

Tickets for CHICAGO FIGHT NIGHT III, starting at $30 can be purchased in advance at Shop & Save, Cermak Produce, or Chicago Fight Club ( 708-333-3303 and Will County Boxing Gym ( 815-661-0247.

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The Club is located at 7600 S. Cicero Ave. Burbank, IL. For further information, please visit their website at ( The Club is serving alcohol at all boxing events.

Weights & Quotes From London - Darren Hamilton Vs Dave Ryan II

The weigh in for Spencer Fearon and Ciaran Baynes Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions ‘This Is Hard Knocks’ event event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Friday 7th October 2011 and broadcast live on Premier Sports (Sky channel 433) took place at The Boxers Bar, 9 Christopher Street, Shoreditch, London, earlier today.

British Masters Light Welterweight Title

Darren Hamilton - 63.3kg

“I’m optimistic and happy that I’ve got the chance of the rematch. I’m ready to go”

Dave Ryan - 63.4kg

“I see it all my way again, as long as he doesn’t headbutt again, Let’s
have it.”

Darren Hamilton versus Dave Ryan, for the British Masters Light Welterweight title, headlines the Hard Knocks Boxing Promotions ‘This Is Hard Knocks’ event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Friday 7th October 2011 and broadcast live on Premier Sports (Sky channel 433).

Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez/McTier Reprint Release

Sporting artist, Jace McTier, and McTierArt announce the latest release of 225 signed and numbered, limited edition, gallery-wrapped Giclees of the original oil painting: “Mano Izquierda del Diablo.”

McTier’s limited edition Giclee features boxing’s middleweight champion of the world, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez. The artist is also offering for sale 20 Artist Proofs, signed and remarqued by the artist.

"Pound for pound, the best out there today!” Angelo Dundee exclaimed to McTier during a phone conversation as the artist traveled to Atlantic City to display his work and watch the champion take on England’s best.

“I definitely agree with him, he is one of the greatest fighters of his generation. Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez always fights the highest quality opposition who will dare to step into the ring with him. Sergio embodies the class of athlete all boxers aspire to be. I've been a huge fan for years and I am incredibly excited to work with the great champion. You will not find a nicer and more dedicated athlete in any sport than the man who is rightfully called 'Maravilla'” - Jace McTier

Often asked who the opponent is in the artistic recreation of Sergio Martinez's vicious straight left, McTier’s reply is as on point as Sergio's gloved hands: “It is EVERYMAN who has stepped into the ring and had to face the lightening quick reflexes and left-handed power of this amazingly talented athlete.”

The Giclee is an officially licensed product. Visit: for more information on the Giclee or on original art contact Artist Representative, David McTier @ (706) 699-0660. Also check out more of Jace’s work

(Source: Jace McTier)

WSB Franchise Pohang Poseidons to relocate to Bangkok, Thailand

Baku, Azerbaijan, 6 October 2011 - Following the World Series of Boxing draft held today, Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President and WSB Chairman, announced that the Pohang Poseidons franchise would move to Bangkok for the 2011-2012 season.

Dr. Wu stated: "We are happy to launch the WSB in Thailand, a country with a great heritage in boxing, and we look forward to an exciting new challenge in the development of our sport.

This hugely positive association with Bangkok will introduce WSB to a whole new audience, increasing the reach of this popular new sporting format in a move that will benefit not only the region but boxing fans around the world.

The interest generated in WSB has been immense and we are extremely excited not only to have a new Franchise in Bangkok but also to have the Mumbai Fighters and the Leipzig Leopards join this fantastic project.

Pohang Poseidons was a great servant during the inaugural season of WSB and it was of great benefit to have them on board in what proved an extremely successful year. WSB and AIBA would like to personally thank the management team and all their staff for their contribution to a spectacular show".

World Series of Boxing
Sébastien Gillot
PR & Communications Director

Tel: +41 21 621 80 02


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Article posted on 06.10.2011

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