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Juanma López Good At The 30 Day Pre Weigh In For Orlando

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO- Showing in great shape, former tow time world champion, Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez, and world ranked Jonathan "Polvo" Oquendo and Jose "Chelo" Gonzalez, were weighed today at 30 days from their March 10 title bouts at the Lopez vs Salido II The Rematch show to be held at the Roberto Clemente coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a Top Rank presentation in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions and Promociones Zanfer to be televised on Showtime.

Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs), weighed in 143 pounds of a 144.9 pounds maximum by the Puerto Rico Boxing Comission. The Puerto Rican fighter will face Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) in the rematch of their April 2011 bout when Salido beat Lopez by TKO in Puerto Rico.

“We are working hard. I'm feeling good, very good", Lopez said. “This time will be different (against Salido)".

While, WBO Latino superbantamweight champion Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs), who is also the #2 ranked by the WBO at 122 pounds, weighed in 137.7 of a 140.3 maximun. Oquendo will face a foe to be announced for his regional title in a 10 rounds fight. Then, WBO Latino lightweight champion Gonzalez (18-0, 13 KOs) weighed in at 152.8 pounds of a 155.25 maximum. Gonzalez, #5 ranked by the WBO in the lightweights, will defend his regional belt against a rival to be determined in a 10 rounds fight.

The co-feature bout of the show presents featherweight world contender Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs) versus Bernabe Concepcion (34-4-1, 17 KOs).

Tickets are available at Ticketcenter (www.tcpr.com) 1 787 792-5000. Prices are $25, $50, $75, $100, $200 and $400.

Petalcorin vs. Morales For UBO World Title

A fourth UBO title fight has been added to the big Thursday Night Fights II extravaganza on April 26 at the Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, as Filipinos Randy Petalcorin (16-1, 13 KOs) and Noli Morales (9-1, 3 KOs) will clash for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ World Junior Flyweight title.

Already on the card is Rex Tso vs. Pongpan Patanakan Gym for the Asia Pacific Super Flyweight crown, Lawrence Tauasa vs. TBA for the International Heavyweight title, and Lefoumbou Ngoma vs. Plaisakda Singwancha for the Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight championship.

Randy Petalcorin is only 20 years old, but with thirteen of his sixteen victories coming inside the distance he is a world-class puncher with five title fights already under his belt, and has already won several regional titles since turning professional less than three years ago.

In 2010 Petalcorin won the Philippines Mindanao Boxing Federation and the National Philippines titles, and last year he captured a WBC regional strap and the PABA championship. The fight against fellow countryman Morales will be his first crack at a world title.

A southpaw like Petalcorin, Noli Morales is five years older at 25 and has been a pro since 2007. He won the Philippines national title at Minimumweight in 2010, and suffered his sole defeat the following year when he traveled to Thailand for a World Boxing Council (WBC) regional title-challenge against the 15-0 Wanheng Menayothin, dropping a technical decision after six rounds.

Since the bout in Thailand, which can hardly be considered a major setback, Morales has come back with two victories, winning the Philippines Luzon Professional Boxing Association belt in the process. He will also be entering his first World championship contest.

Thursday Night Fights II, featuring no less than four UBO title fights and without a doubt the most significant professional boxing show ever in Hong Kong, is presented by DEF Promotions in cooperation with J & J Promotions.

For more UBO News Go To: www.uboboxing.com

LaMANNA AND CRABTREE SQUARE OFF ON LINE BEFORE MAIN EVENT FIGHT THIS FRIDAY

NUTLEY, NJ (February 14, 2012)—Last Wednesday night on ATG Radio (www.alltimegreat), undefeated Jr. Middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna and Daniel Crabtree squared off in a war of words in advance of their six round Jr. Middleweight main event main event fight that will take place this Friday night at Nutley High School.

LaManna was born and raised in Nutley

This on-air meeting was set up due to some bold predictions that Crabtree had vowed just a week earlier on Facebook. Below are quotes from both fighters.

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (6-0, 4 KO’s)
“He is a tough guy. I saw him on tape and respect him and said let’s go”
“It means everything to me to be fighting at home. I will have lots of support”
“I have been training extra hard”
“I laughed when I saw that Facebook post”
“I see a win and that’s it”

Daniel Crabtree (3-3, 3 KO’s)
“We are going to be coming hard on the 17th”
“He has a nice record. A 6-0 guy in his hometown is perfect for me”
“I enjoy fighting in New Jersey”
“I have one job and that’s too take his head off and I will be damned if he will do anything about it”
“I see a knockout no question about it”

The LaManna – Crabtree bout will headline a nine bout card that is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions and can be seen LIVE worldwide on www.gfl.tv

The rest of the card is as follows:

Richard Person (9-2, 6 KO’s) takes on Anibal Acevedo (13-8-1, 11 KO’s) of Moca, Puerto Rico in a six round Middleweight bout

In a four round Middleweight bout, John Thompson (5-0, 1 KO) of Newark, New Jersey battles Laureno Laracuente (7-4-1, 2 KO’s) of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

John Lennox (9-1, 4 KO’s) battles Miles Kelly (2-6, 2 KO’s) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas in a six round Heavyweight bout.

Former Iraqi veteran Godson Noel will make his long awaited pro debut will take on fellow pro debuter Satchell James of Alabama in a Middleweight bout

Alantez Fox (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Newark, New Jersey will take on Fitzgerald Johnson (2-5, 1 KO) of Newark, New Jersey in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.

Aaron Kinch (1-0) of Newark, NJ will take on debuting Clyde Daniel of New York in a four round Heavyweight bout.

Leandro Acevedo of New York will make his pro debut against Marcus Clay (0-1) of Baton Rouge, LA in a four round Super Middleweight bout.

Jose Javier Calderon (3-0, 3 KO’s) will battle Jonathan Garcia (1-1, 1 KO) in a Jr. Welterweight bout featuring Puerto Rican based fighters.

The Matchmaker is Renee Aiken

Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing cost $100 for VIP (which includes a buffet dinner) and $40 General Admission.

There will be discounted tickets for Students and seniors and all tickets can be purchased at the following places:

Elite Heat Boxing Gym
130 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Newark, NJ
862 772-2532

White Oak Barber Shop
83 Union Ave.
Nutley, NJ
973-661-3334

Boardwalk Saloon
206 Bloomfield Ave
Newark, NJ
973-483-8766

Nutley High School is located at 300 Franklin Ave.

Article posted on 10.02.2012



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