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Sergei Liakhovich Trains With Floyd Mayweather Sr.; Arreola visits Basilica de Guadalupe

Never one to sit idle, Sergei "The White Wolf" Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KO), trained with Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas recently. The two seemingly diverse personalities found some common threads. They both love boxing and they both like to win just as much. Sergei is thirsty to learn more of the mental aspects of the sports, more finesse and footwork. Mayweather thinks he is just the guy to teach Sergei the "slick-ness" as he puts it. Sergei was pleased with the time he spent with Mayweather and said he will return to Las Vegas in about 2 weeks to continue training with Floyd Sr.

Sergei commented about training with Mayweather, "I am not the type of person that can just sit around and wait. I have to keep busy. I needed to get in the ring and train. I feel I must always learn. I have what it takes and with the right teacher I can win the championship again. You have to use your mind as well as your body. Floyd can teach me the tricks to take my power and use it as a lighter, smaller fighter would. I feel he (Mayweather) can take me to a new level."

Mayweather had this to say, "I see a lot of potential in Sergei. He's a tough guy. He just needs to fine tune and refine, I can help him do that. I can help him slip and slide, give him the footwork, the "slick-ness" he needs to outclass the big heavyweights out there today. I can demonstrate, so that he can dominate. We have just begun, once he really starts training with me you're gonna see a whole new Sergei."

During Liakhovich's heroic performance this past August against Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KO) the fierce heavyweight warrior certainly proved that he is worthy of future championship challenges. In the early rounds of that gutsy and bloody battle the former Heavyweight Champion's nose was broken in two places but he continued to wage war in what would prove to be one of the most respect worthy, fan pleasing, boxing performances of the year.

An announcement for a fight in the first quarter of 2012 is expected to be made soon.

Chris Arreola visited Guadalupe

Report by Pepe Rodriguez / WBC - After his visit to the WBC headquarters, the Mexican-American, Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola visited the "Basilica de Guadalupe" and among other things said:

"I never pray for victory, just ask the Virgin to pray for both fighters, so at the end of the fight, we can go home safe".

For a few minutes, Arreola (33-2-0, 28 Ko, s), who will fight against Raphael "The Silencer" Butler (35-11-0, 28 KOs), prayed on his knees to the image of "La Guadalupana" and then with much respect went to the image, to admire it more closely.

After completing his visit to that Holy recite, he left to Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, where he will face his opponent next Saturday November 5 in the show dome of that city.

The fight will be televised in the U.S. by ESPN Deportes and by Televisa on their “Saturday Corona” series. This card will also be the penultimate event of the popular “Quen Pinta para la Corona?” tournament with a $50,000 US DLS purse for the winners.

Evander Holyfield To Make Appearance At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino On November 4

INDIO, Calif., October 19 – Four-Time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield will make a special appearance to meet fans and sign autographs inside the Fantasy Springs Special Event Center during the Friday, November 4 edition of “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.”

The appearance of the future Hall of Famer will make what promises to be a memorable night of boxing, which features a middleweight matchup between former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora and longtime contender Jose Alfredo “Shibata” Flores in the TeleFutura “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” main event, even more memorable.

Mora vs. Flores, a 10 round middleweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. Doors open at 6:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:30pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT).

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

During his illustrious career Evander Holyfield has been recognized as the both the undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion, earning him the nickname “The Real Deal.” After winning the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics, he debuted as a professional at the age of 21. Holyfield moved to the cruiserweight division in 1985 and won his first title the following year when he defeated Dwight Muhammad Qawi for the WBA World Cruiserweight belt. He would later add the IBF and WBC titles, becoming the undisputed cruiserweight champion. Holyfield moved up to Heavyweight in 1988, defeating Buster Douglas for the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1990, becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. He holds notable victories over fighters such as George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson (twice), Michael Moorer, John Ruiz, Michael Dokes and Hasim Rahman and captured the heavyweight championship of the world an astounding four times.

Former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (22-2-2, 6 KO’s) has had a wild 11-year professional career thus far, but the 30-year-old from East Los Angeles is far from finished when it comes to thrilling fans around the globe. Winner of the first season of NBC’s “The Contender” in 2005, Mora captivated viewers with his personality and story. Yet it wasn’t until he beat the late Vernon Forrest in 2008 for the WBC Super Welterweight World Title that he earned the respect of the diehard boxing crowd. Mora lost the belt back to Forrest in his first defense, but bounced back to stop Calvin Green in seven rounds in April of 2010 and fought to a 12-round draw with future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley in September of 2010. Following a controversial split decision loss to Brian Vera in February, Mora returns on November 4 to face “Shibata” Flores with the aim of recapturing a world title in the near future.

A respected contender at 154 pounds for years, Jose Alfredo “Shibata” Flores (45-11, 26 KO’s) never met a challenge he wasn’t willing to take head on. Turning professional in 1990, he fought his way through the tough Mexico and California fight circuits, earning respect and a world ranking along the way. The owner of several regional titles, Flores squared off against Fernando Vargas, Raul Marquez, Paul Vaden, Vince Phillips and Vernon Phillips before leaving the sport in late 2002 to pursue a singing career. In 2010, the southpaw returned to the ring and after winning two of his three comeback bouts, he is looking forward to testing himself against Mora.

Article posted on 02.11.2011



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