Marco Antonio Rubio vs. Matt Vanda on December 16th

Marco Antonio RubioOn December 16, and to coincide with the WBC Convention, Sampson Boxing in Association with Promociones del Pueblo will proudly present a night of world-class professional boxing featuring five regional title fights at the fabulous Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the night's potentially explosive 12-round middleweight main event, WBC #1 and WBO #3-rated Marco Antonio Rubio (52-5-1, 45 KOs) of Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, will risk his lofty rankings against Saint Paul, Minnesota's always tough Matt "The Predator" Vanda (44-13, 24 KOs). The two veterans will be vying for the vacant WBC Latino middleweight title.

In the 10-round co-featured bout, hot featherweight prospect Javier Fortuna (17-0, 13 KOs) from La Romana, Dominican Republic, will make the second defense of his WBC Youth Intercontinental featherweight title against Miguel Roman (37-8, 28 KOs) from Juarez, Mexico.

On the fiercely competitive undercard, Panama City, Panama's Azael "Turbo" Cosio (12-1-2, 9 KOs) will go against Oklahoma City's Ronnie "The Natural" Warrior Jr (13-5-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight scrap for the WBC Latino welterweight title.

Somebody's "O" must go in a couple of other clashes.

Undefeated Samuel Rogers (10-0, 5 KOs) from the US Virgin Islands will face also undefeated Jamar Freeman (9-0-2, 5 KOs) from Wilson, North Carolina, in a 10-round fight for the vacant WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title; and undefeated knockout artist John Jackson (11-0, 10 KOs) from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands will take on undefeated Keandre Leatherwood (9-0, 6 KOs) from Birmingham, Alabama, in a 10-round fight for the vacant WBC Youth World light middleweight title.

Rounding out the action will be a special six-round female super featherweight attraction between Las Vegas-based southpaw Laura "La Poeta del Ring" Serrano (17-4-2, 6 KOs) and Jamestown, New York's Ela "Bam Bam" Nunez (10-11-1, 2 KOs).

This event is sponsored by Corona.

Tickets go on sale Monday (December 12) and are priced at $100 ringside and $25 General Admission. They will be available at the Mandalay Bay box office and online at

Amateur Boxing Returns To LA Boxing In Paramus

To close out the year with a bang, LA Boxing in Paramus will be hosting a night of amateur boxing next Friday, December 16.

Amateur boxing not only gives kids the opportunity to work their way up the rankings and gain exposure, but for the kids who don’t go into the Olympics or turn professional, amateur boxing instills a great work ethic in them and is a strong character builder.

“This is the last USA Boxing event of the year, for New Jersey,” said Mike Rizzo, Competition Boxing Coach/Trainer of LA Boxing in Paramus. “It is going to be a big card, one of the biggest of the year. There’s going to be around 20 bouts or so with all different weight classes and divisions.”

Mike Rizzo has been around the fight game since the age of five, and has been training up-and-coming fighters for several years now. Adamant about spreading awareness of amateur boxing, he coordinated the first of LA Boxing’s amateur shows earlier this year, and is aiming to make it a recurring even.

“Our show in May was great, and looking forward, we would like to have two shows a year,” said Rizzo. “We are lucky to have fighters from some of the top gyms fighting on the show, and with it being the last of the year, we are going to do it as big as we can.”

Top local amateurs are expected to go to battle as they look to continue to make a name for themselves and work their way up the amateur circuit.

Amateur boxing is more than about fighting, it’s about the kids. It teaches them camaraderie that is felt amongst boxers of all levels, and can help them establish contacts both in and out of the ring that are invaluable.

Muscle Maker Grill is sponsoring the event, and food and beverages will be sold at the show.

The doors open for the show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 16, and the first bout is scheduled for 7:30. Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance by visiting LA Boxing in Paramus, or at the door the night of the event.

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) by president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the world title bout between Flyweight champion Brian Viloria and former Junior Flyweight titlist Giovani Segura this Saturday, December 11 in the Yñares Sports Arena in Manila, Phillipines in a Promociones Zanfer and Saved by the Bell Promotions presentation.

Valcarcel reported that for the first title defense of Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs) against the Mexican Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs), the referee will be Samuel Viruet, from the United States. Viloria won the 112 pounds belt on July 16 when beat Mexican Julio Cesar Miranda by unanimous decision. Segura reigned in the WBO 108 division from 2010 to 2011.

Meanwhile, the judges for Viloria vs Segura are Danrex Tapdasan, from Phillipines, Harry Davis, from Canada, and Ulysess Glen, from United States. WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.

Article posted on 08.12.2011

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