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Saul Alvarez vs. Shane Mosley on Saturday; Estrada-Gonzales on 6/29

Saul Alvarez is widely expected to become a Mexican legend, but the flame haired kid insists he’s in no hurry for greatness. He makes the fourth defence of his World Boxing Council (WBC) light-middleweight title against three-weight world champion Shane Mosley on Saturday’s colossal ‘Ring Kings’ card in Las Vegas.

The bill which can be seen live on BoxNation is headed by the biggest fight in the world this year, when Miguel Cotto risks his World Boxing Association (WBA) light-middleweight crown against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Alvarez, 21, has been linked with a clash against Mayweather, but says: “I have a big career ahead of me.

“There are a lot of good fights to be made and a lot of good fighters out there and some good young fighters coming up.

“We were going to make a deal to fight Mayweather, but it didn’t happen. I hope we will meet someday. But for now I am only thinking about Shane Mosley.”

Alvarez who is undefeated in 40 fights won the title when he outpointed Manchester’s Matthew Hatton in March 2011 and stopped another Englishman Ryan Rhodes in his first defence.

He added: “I think Shane Mosley is a very seasoned fighter and I am preparing for him at his best.

“He still has power, but I don’t think he has anything to beat me although I know I have to dominate and look good winning.”

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Jason Estrada vs Alex Gonzales on June 29th

PROVIDENCE, RI (May 2, 2012) - Jason "Big Six" Estrada (18-4, 5 KOs) looks to continue his rise to the top of the heavyweight division on Friday, June 29th when he takes on Alex Gonzales (20-6, 6 KOs) in the eight round main event of "Take Over," presented by Big Six Entertainment at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.

Jason Estrada looks to build momentum following his devastating 2nd round TKO victory over Dominique Alexander (22-13-1) on March 9th. Coming off of two consecutive knockout wins, Alex Gonzales should be a stiff test for Estrada. Gonzales is a former world title challenger and went the distance with the powerful Calvin Brock (31-2, 23KOs). This will be Estrada's 3rd fight since December as he continues to be active, working his way back up in the world ratings to number 20 in the IBO. Another impressive performance by Estrada should put him in line for a big fight in the near future. Estrada, "I see all these heavyweights out there getting opportunities and getting paid. I just want to let them know that I'm still here. I'm young, I've acquired all types of experience, I'm hungrier than ever, and now I have my promotional company behind me that is keeping me busy. I am now on track to fulfill my destiny and become heavyweight champion of the world."

The co-feature has the return to the ring for Providence's own former world title challenger, Matt "Too Smooth" Godfrey (20-3, 10 KOs). Godfrey is undefeated in his home state and will be fighting in front of his hometown fans for the first time since 2007. Godfrey will be in a six round cruiserweight bout against an opponent TBA.

In a six round light heavyweight special attraction, the hard hitting, crowd pleasing, Brian "The Bull" Barbosa (30-6, 22 KOs) will battle John Johnson (13-2, 10 KOs). Barbosa and Johnson were scheduled to square off on March 9th, but their bout got postponed due to an injury to Johnson the week of the show.

"Take Over" has a stacked undercard featuring some of New England's most exciting fighters in big six round bouts. Providence's female sensation Kali "Mequinanoag" Reis (4-1-1, 2 KOs) will be in a six round bout vs. TBA. Warwick's Keith Kozlin (6-3-1, 4 KOs) will enter in a six round light heavyweight slugfest against Seattle's Adrian Hermann (3-3-1). Johnston's Joe Gardner (8-4-1, 1 KO) will be in a six round middleweight bout vs. TBA. Fall River's fan favorite Dustin Reinhold (5-2, 2 KOs) will be in a six round bout vs. TBA.

Also featured on the undercard, two Cape Cod boxers will see action in separate four round bouts, Barnstable's heavyweight Jesse Barboza (4-1-1, 3 KOs) and Hyannis's light heavyweight Paul Gonsalves (3-2, 3 KOs). Providence's Rameil Shelton will take on Springfield's Jose Angel Ortiz in a four round bout.

Tickets for "Take Over" are priced at $35, $45 and $75. Tickets go on sale Monday May 7th and will be available by calling 401-241-3490 (RI) or 617-312-5059 (MA), online at ticketmaster.com, and at the Rhode Island Convention Center box office.

Doors open at 6pm, first bout scheduled for 7pm.

RIDDICK BOWE AS VIP AT SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND TELEFUTURA TELEVISED BOXING EVENT

May 3, 2012 – INDIO, CA - Former Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion Riddick Bowe will greet fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino as part of the June 2 TeleFutura televised “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” event featuring the battle between Andrew “Chango” Cancio of Blythe and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Rocky Juarez.

The Brooklyn born “Big Daddy,” a two-time world champion and an Olympic Silver Medalist, is best remembered for his trilogy of fights with Evander Holyfield and two brutal bouts with Andrew Golota. He won his first title by outpointing Evander Holyfield in November of 1992, but later lost the belt in a rematch with Holyfield in November of 1993.

Most recently, Bowe has decided to take his sports career in a new direction, professional wrestling. His goal is to capture the Rivalry Championship Heavyweight title belt and become the first person to win both boxing and wrestling world championships.

Come meet Bowe at the June 2 Solo Boxeo event, which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:30pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00pm ET/PT. 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

Article posted on 03.05.2012



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