BRIDGEPORT, PA (January 11, 2013)—Jr. Middleweight contender, “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey is looking forward to his Showtime televised ten round encounter with undefeated Jermell Charlo that will take place on January 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Yorgey (25-1-1, 12 Knockouts) of Bridgeport, PA knows that this is a great opportunity get himself back in the title picture with a win and knows that Charlo is a quality fighter behind his record that reads 19-0 with 9 knockouts.
“We were offered the fight and we didn’t know much on Charlo”, said Yorgey.
“I know he is a very sound fighter but he hasn’t fought any big names but we know he can fight”
Yorgey knows that this fight has the potential to steal the show that is headlined by Lucas Matthysse battling Mike Dallas Jr.
“I really feel that this is a great fight for boxing, the fans and will see a television friendly fight. When I found out this would be on Showtime I knew it would be a great opportunity so I jumped at it.”
Yorgey has won three in a row since his lone pro defeat to Alfredo Angulo and he feels that he may have taken lightly by Charlo
“I know a win puts me back to where I was before the Angulo fight. I know that people are sleeping on me because of that fight and that’s fine by me because I know I have the skills and experience to win on January 26th”
“That great thing about this game is that everything can change with one punch and I plan on putting myself right back in the title picture on January 26th”
Yorgey is training in Reading, Pennsylvania under Marshall Kauffman and veteran trainer believes that Yorgey is ready and deserving of this high profile fight
“Harry deserves this opportunity to show what he is made of. He is getting great work in the gym and he will be in prime shape on January 26th”
Yorgey’s promoter Arthur Pelullo of Banner Promotions agrees and sees a breakthrough performance from Yorgey
“Harry had one bad night and people will be underestimating him but we are excited that Harry will put on a great performance and earn himself another big fight when he defeats Charlo”, said Pelullo
Britsch on comeback trail – aims to erase memories in new division
Dominik Britsch (26-1-1, 9 KOs) has faith. Not only does he believe in
himself but also in the fact that he has learned all the right lessons out
of his last fight, which simultaneously was his first defeat as a
professional. And he is aiming to prove that when he steps inside the ring
of the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin – but he will do so as a
super-middleweight. The opponent of the night will be Luis Crespo (8-3-1, 4
KOs) who has done something Britsch could not: beat Roberto Santos! Back in
February 2012, the 25-year-old German fought out a gritty draw and seven
months later lost the rematch in Bamberg, Germany.
“Everything was going according to plan. It was a pretty easy fight – maybe
a bit too easy right until round seven. Until then I was performing well,”
remembers the orthodox fighter about the EU Title clash. But suddenly he
felt distracted: “Out of nowhere I lost my mouth guard and consequently my
concentration. Shortly after that, he landed a shot to my liver. I did
manage to get into the break and regain some strength but from that moment
on my mind was just completely off,” Britsch explains the blackout. Shortly
after he was taken out of the fight in round eight.
However according to Britsch himself, he has learnt his lessons: “I have to
ensure that I am always 100 percent focused. My mind has to be on the fight
right from the beginning to the end.”
Now Britsch wants to prove that he has learnt his lesson when he takes on
Luis Crespo. The man from Spain is not just a tough opposition because he
beat Santos. Crespo fights as a southpaw and also has a reach advantage over
Britsch. “That is exactly the kind of challenge I need after such a loss,”
says the prodigy of Coach Ulli Wegner. “I am fighting a man who beat the guy
I lost to. Mentally I can rehabilitate myself with a victory.”
It seems like Dominik Britsch is back and only looking ahead. He definitely
has not lost sight of the goals he is chasing after. “One day I want to be a
European or world champion. That is why I became a professional in the first
place. But first of all, I have to prove that I am better than my last
fight. In order to do so, I need to show a convincing performance against
Tickets for the big fight night at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin can be
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Welborn Ready To Cause An Upset
By Daniel Mole
Jason Welborn believes in he is in the shape of his life ahead of his British Title showdown with Frankie Gavin next week.
The 26 year-old (11-1-0) takes on the undefeated Welterweight Champion
on promoter Frank Warren’s first show of 2013 – in association with Midlands promoter Errol Johnson – at Walsall Town Hall on Friday, 18th January.
Now, just a week away from the biggest night of his boxing career, Welborn insists he is ready to cause an upset.
“Training has gone really well,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “I’ve got my diet spot on and I’m feeling really fit and strong.
“By the time the fight comes around I’ll have had 12 weeks of dedicated training. I’ve lived and breathed boxing every day. I sacrificed the festivities over Christmas and New Year and I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt.
“I’ve had some great sparring with quick and tricky southpaws who mirror Gavin’s style and I’m ready to take him on.
“I’ve been working hard and I’m feeling really strong. I know I can bang and I can feel that strength every time I throw my shots.
“Frankie is a good boxer. He is skilful and I respect him but I’ve got real power though and I’m confident I can cause an upset.
“He’s got what I want. I’m going in there to take the title from him.”
Welborn’s clash with Gavin is the headline fight of an action-packed show that also features Walsall’s Martin Gethin take on Londoner Ben Murphy for the vacant British and Commonwealth Lightweight titles. Walsall’s Chris Keane also steps in with Nottingham’s Shane McPhilbin for the Midlands Cruiserweight title.
Stafford middleweight Grant Cunningham takes on Lincoln’s Mitch Mitchell whilst Cannock lightwelterweight, Dave Egan, and Burton light welterweight , Tom Shaw, are also in action along with an interesting clash between unbeaten super middleweights Andrew Robinson (Birmingham) and John Mason (Leamington Spa).
The show is a sell-out but it is also live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Subscribe at www.boxnation.com.