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Senchenko vs. Malignaggi undercard fights; Nielsen-Vega, DeGale-Sanavia, Narvaez-Cabrera on Saturday

HOBOKEN, NJ (April 19, 2012) - Ukrainians rank among the best contemporary boxers in the world. American fans will now get their first collective look at some of these standout fighters on the undercard of the April 29th World Boxing Association ("WBA") welterweight world title fight between undefeated world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 21 KOs) and challenger Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs), airing live on pay per viewfrom Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Senchenko vs. Malignaggi, presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET - 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVNfor a suggested retail price of only $29.95. The Apr. 29th card will also be available via on-line PPV at www.gofightlive.tv.

"Boxing is an international sport and we're very happy to introduce some possible future world champions from Ukraine, as well as France and South America, to boxing fans in the United States," Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. "Not only will they be treated to a tremendous fight between Senchenko and Malignaggi, they will enjoy a full afternoon of world-class boxing."

World Boxing Council ("WBC") Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Champion Iago Kildaze (18-0, 12 KOs) defends his belt against WBC Mediterranean title-holder Julien Perriauz (15-8, 12 KOs) in the 12-round co-feature.

WBC Inter-Continental Featherweight Champion Oleh "Doctor" Yefimovych, the WBA No. 12 ranked and top European contender, defends against South American challenger Sergio Carlos "El Tigre" Santillan (29-11-3, 14 KOs) in the third of five 12-round championship matches.

Senchenko and stable-mate Yefimovych are both trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.

Also fighting on the undercard is 2004 Ukrainian Olympian Volodymyr Kravests (25-1, 15 KOs), defending his International Boxing Council ("IBC") welterweight crown against French champion Abdoulaye Soukouna (14-10-6, 1 KO).

Ukrainian favorite Andy Kudryavtsev (39-9, 17 KOs) takes on undefeated Frenchman Samir Ziani (10-0-1, 2 KOs) for the vacant WBA International Lightweight Championship.

International favorite Michael Buffer will be the ring announcer.

Go online to www.integratedsportsnet.com for additional information. Follow Integrated Sports Media on Twitter @IntegratedPPV.

WBO ANNOUNCES REFEREE AND JUDGES FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 21, NARVAEZ-CABRERA TITLE BOUT IN ARGENTINA

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 Omar Narvaez and Jose Cabrera to be held this Saturday, April 21, at San Juan, San Juan, Argentina a O.R Promotions and HG Boxing presentation.

Valcarcel reported that for the WBO Superflyweight title fight between Narvaez (35-1-2, 19 KOs) and Cabrera (20-2-2 8 KOs), the referee will be Jose H. Rivera, from Puerto Rico.

The judges for the Narvaez-Cabrera bout are Rose Lacend Vargus, from United States, Carlos Colon, from Puerto Rico and Ramon Cerdan, from Argentina. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Valcarcel.

Narvaez is a former Flyweight WBO champion, who is going to defend his 115 pounds crown for the fourth time against Cabrera, whos is ranked #2 by the WBO in the Superflyweight division.

Remember the 25th Annual Convention WBO Silver Jubilee and Election to be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from October 22 to October 26, 2012. For reservations at the Seminole HardRock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida you can call 1 800 937-0010 or access www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com. More information at www.wboboxing.com.

Vega: Shirt joke has upset Nielsen / DeGale-Sanavia meet face-to-face

Gaston Vega (17-4, 6 KOs) believes he has gotten into the head of Patrick Nielsen (13-0, 7 KOs) ahead of the WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title clash at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn on Saturday. The 28-year-old Argentinian wore a jersey with the words “The Nielsen Slayer” on his back during yesterday´s press conference in Copenhagen. “I think the Argentina shirt made him nervous,” Vega said after today´s press conference at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. “That is good. It was my plan to make him nervous and unsettle him. I think I have succeeded, Patrick did not look into my eyes today. I will knock him out and take the title on Saturday.”

Nielsen remained cool as ice. “He has not gotten into my head,” he replied. “The only thing he has gotten himself into is even more trouble. I planned to take him down but now I will take him down hard. He will not leave Denmark with the belt because I will take it home to Copenhagen.”

Also facing the press today were 2008 Olympic gold medal winner James DeGale and former world title challenger Cristian Sanavia. They clash for DeGale´s European Super-Middleweight Title. “I am ready to defend my title on Saturday night,” DeGale said. “I am in great shape and I will defeat Sanavia.” The experienced Italian expects a hard fight. “He is young and talented but I am more experienced. I am very determined to win the European Title.”

In the third title fight of the night, Norwegian featherweight Andreas Evensen faces Willie “Big Bang” Casey for the WBA International Featherweight Title. “He is a strong opponent but I believe I have more power and stamina,” Evensen said. “It´s going to be a tough fight.” Said Casey: “My nickname is “Big Bang” because I use to knock my opponents out. I am confident I will beat Evensen.”

Promoter Nisse Sauerland is looking forward to an action-packed evening. “We have three title fights plus the very best of Nordic talent in the ring,” he said. “It will be a great night of boxing.”

Also in action will be Reda Zam Zam (vs. Bronislav Kubin), local hero Torben Keller (vs. Aliaksandr Abramenka), Erik Skoglund (vs. Alberto Antenucci) and Norwegian newcomer Simen Smaadal (vs. Pavel Staravoitau). Tickets are available at www.arenanord.dk. TV3+ will broadcast live from 21.00 – 01.00.

Article posted on 20.04.2012



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