Moreno vs. De La Mora, Mares vs. Morel on Saturday

With just three days before their SHOWTIME World Championship Doubleheader, World Champions Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno and their challengers, former Two-Time World Champion Eric Morel and bantamweight contender David de la Mora, worked out for the local media in El Paso, Texas, as they make their final preparations for this Saturday’s showdowns, live on SHOWTIME® (9:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso.

Included in this email are photos from the workout as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes shots from a SHOWTIME creative photo shoot featuring Morel, Moreno and de la Mora.

Unbeaten former Bantamweight World Champion Mares (23-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, will return to the 122-pound division for the first time since 2006 to face former Two-Time World Champion Morel (46-2, 23 KO’s), of Madison, Wis. by way of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight World Championship in the 12-round main event.

In a second world title fight, World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantamweight Super World Champion Moreno (32-2-1, 11 KO’s), of Panama City, Panama, will risk his crown for a 10th time when he faces Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico’s de la Mora (24-1, 17 KO’s) in the 12-round co-featured bout.

“Mares vs. Morel: Battle on the Border” is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship set for Saturday, April 21 at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The co-featured fights will see Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno vs. David de la Mora in a 12-round fight for Moreno’s WBA Bantamweight Super Championship. The event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing doubleheader airs live at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Just prior to the action on SHOWTIME, preliminary bouts will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets, priced at $25, $50, $75 and $150, are available for purchase at the UTEP Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at For more information, please call: (915) 747-5234.

A special preview episode of THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE MIAMI MARLINS will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) immediately preceding SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on SHOWTIME.

Sosa and Ocasio lightweight title fight, weigh in live at Chickie’s and Pete’s on Thursday night at 7PM

The camps are ready and the rematch for the USBC Lightweight title is on the line on Friday night at the National Guard Armory as Mak Boxing’s Angel Ocasio (6-0-1, 1KO) and Jason Sosa (4-1-2, 1KO) look to settle unfinished business in the long awaited eight round main event of Greg Robinson’s Power Productions “Philly Barnburner 3” professional boxing extravaganza.

The hard work is done and the two will face off one more time as they weigh in Thursday night at 6:30PM before a live audience at Chickie’s and Pete’s on the Roosevelt Boulevard. Come catch some fine food and get a glimpse of the fighters as they see the highly coveted USBC belt for the first time. Watch as the fighters step on the scales and go face to face for the last time before the long awaited showdown goes down.

It should be a live night as both participants are in the best shape of their careers and will show off their physiques before they step onto the scales.

If you can’t make it to the event, ESPN Radio’s Henry Racich and Joe Krouse of “The Boxing show” will be cover the weigh in live on ESPN950AM beginning at 7PM. The fight will

See the inside of what really goes on in boxing before the fight goes down. Live Thursday night at:

Chickie’s and Pete’s.

11000 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116.

Time: 6:30PM

The weigh in is free and the public is invited to attend.

New AIBA Women's World Ranking revealed

Lausanne, Switzerland, 19 April 2012 - The International Boxing Association is very pleased to announce today its brand new Women's World Ranking.

In a historic year for Women's boxing, with the discipline making its debut at the Olympic Games in London, AIBA wanted to further promote the development of the sport by offering a points and performance based ranking system.

Click HERE to see the AIBA Women's World Ranking

This very first edition includes the results at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Barbados 2010, the AIBA Youth Women's World Boxing Championships Antalya 2011, the European Women's Boxing Championships Rotterdam 2011, the 2012 American Women's Championships and the 2012 Asian Women's Championships.

"Launching the AIBA Women's World Ranking makes me really proud. I have always been convinced that the future of our sport will be led by Women's participation. Boxing is growing very fast and I cannot wait to witness the first women boxers competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games", stated Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President.

At the upcoming AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012, the AIBA Seeding Commission will review all current rankings and approved the seeding immediately after the General Weigh-in and before the Official Draw.

Article posted on 19.04.2012

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