Adama-Karmazin on October 7th; Marquez-Nishioka this Saturday; Richard Keys appointed as Boxnation presenter

CHICAGO, IL (September 25th, 2011)—Chicago’s adopted son Osumanu Adama (19-2 14KO’s) first raised eyebrows after showcasing his skills against Chicago’s heavy handed super middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George. The fight not only showed the heart of Adama but also showed the skills of the Accra, Ghana native. After the fight Adama dropped down to the middleweight division and quickly made a name for himself in the boxing community.

In December of 2010 Adama was pitted against Chicago’s Iconic Mexican ring warrior Angel “El Toro” Hernandez for the vacant International Boxing Organization International middleweight title. After 12 rounds of boxing Adama’s hands were raised and he walked out of the UIC pavilion in Chicago, Illinois the new champion.

With manager Wasfi Tolaymat directing his career in the right direction, and Promoter Cynthia Tolaymat promoting Adama, the Chicago Fight Club fighter quickly set his sights on a more important title and on March 25th 2011, Adama was once again pitted against a world ranked fighter, this time it was the 6 foot 3inch tall Marcus Upshaw. In what many ringside observers believed to be the toughest fight of Adama’s career quickly unfolded to become possibly one of Adama’s best performances in recent years. Adama destroyed Upshaw via TKO and was awarded the vacant International Boxing Organization Inter-Continental Middle and the Vacant USBA middleweight titles.

On October 7th Osumanu Adama will indeed be put through the biggest test in his professional boxing career as he is scheduled to face former IBF light middleweight champion Roman “Made In Hell” Karmazin (40-4-2, 26 KOs), who is fighting Osumanu Adama in the IBF proposed eliminator box off.

Many in the boxing community believe Adama does indeed have what it takes to become a world champion. Adama’s manager Wasfi Tolaymat went as far as promising the African community that on October 7th Adama will walk away victorious, “On October 7th people will know that Osumanu Adama is one of the best in his division and after this bout we expect to face the I.B.F. Champion Daniel Geale” – said the outspoken Tolaymat.

Karmazin is definitely someone who should not be taken lightly he is currently ranked # 8 in the world and at age 38, he has not shown any signs of slowing down. Karmazin plans to follow in the footsteps of Bernard Hopkins who has proved age is indeed nothing but a number.

These types of bouts are the most exciting because it gives the fans a front seat to a fight that has all the necessary players to make this bout legendary. Adama, who is an up and coming fighter who dreams of living his child hood dream, versus Karmazin a former champion trying to reclaim his glory.

Cynthia Tolaymat’s CFC Promotions “Chicago Fight Night III” tickets are now available at all Cermak Produce and Shop ‘n Save locations. Tickets are also available at Chicago Fight Club or by calling (708) 333-3333 or (708) 333-3303

Stars Turnout For An Evening With Joe Calzaghe On October 8th

Former World Champ turned promoter Carl Greaves recently announced that he will be presenting boxing fans the opportunity to spend an evening with one of the greatest British boxers of all time – undisputed Super Middleweight Champion of the World Joe Calzaghe – at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground, Newark, Nottingham on Saturday 8th October.

It’s not just the fans that are turning out in force to meet the legendary Champ on the 8th October, so are boxing and TV stars such as British Super Bantamweight Champion Jason ‘2 Smooth’ Booth, British, Commonwealth and European Super Bantamweight Champion Esham Pickering, former International Boxing Organization (IBO) Welterweight World Champion Jawid Khaliq, British Bantamweight title prospect Josh Wale, actor and former Central Area Featherweight Champion Steve Bell and former Coronation Street actress Rachel Leskvac amongst others.

Carl Greaves, who won the World Boxing Federation Super Featherweight World title with a sensational and totally dominating performance over Ghana’s Ben Odamattey in 2003, said earlier today. “I’m proud to put on this very special event to give boxing fans the chance to meet one of the greatest British boxers ever.

Joe is without doubt one of Britain’s biggest stars, during his long career he secured all the major belts. Not only did he win all the major belts but he beat the World’s best, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jnr., Mikkel Kessler, Jeff Lacy, Robin Read, Chris Eubank amongst others.

Really, I’m not surprised that star boxers, such as Easham, Jason, Jawid and Josh were amongst the first to buy tickets, I mean Joe is a true living legend.

Ticket sales for the event have been going really well, in fact we’ve already sold out the Gold tickets, so I’m expecting a very good turnout on the night.”

On the 8th October those lucky enough to attend will get the chance to not only have a chat with Joe but will also be treated to a four course meal and a photo opportunity with him.

There will also be an auction of Sporting memorabilia, a raffle, as well as entertainment, comprising of a comedian and singer Liam Moore, the winner of Stars In Your Eyes as Phil Collins.

An Evening With Joe Calzaghe will be held at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire on Saturday the 8th October.

Ticket prices:

Gold SOLD OUT – Doors open 6:30pm – Champagne reception
Silver £75.00 – Doors open 7:00pm – Champagne reception
Bronze £60.00 – Doors open 7:30pm. Meals served 8:00pm

For tickets for this not to be missed opportunity to meet one of Boxing’s all time greats book on-line at

Rafael Marquez vs. Toshiaki Nishioka this Saturday

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (Sept. 26, 2011) – East meets West when Top Rank Live! returns to Las Vegas this week with a world championship summit featuring World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion TOSHIAKI NISHIOKA of Japan defending his title against México’s two-division world champion RAFAEL MÁRQUEZ. The Nishioka-Marquez world championship rumble will headline an exciting seven-bout card This Saturday! October 1 in the Marquee Ballroom at the MGM Grand and will be televised live in the U.S. and México on FOX Deportes, beginning at 9 p.m. ET. WOWOW, which is celebrating its 20th year of broadcasting, will televise it in Japan. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT with the first fight starting at 4:15 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Teiken and Zanfer Promotions, remaining tickets, priced at $200, $100 and $50, can be purchased at the MGM Grand box office and online at

Nishioka (38-4-3, 24 KOs), of Tokyo, will be making his first appearance in Las Vegas since his fourth-round knockout victory of Jose Alonso in 2006. Nishioka became the WBC’s interim super bantamweight champion in 2008 via his dominating unanimous decision victory over Napapol Sor Rungvisai. The WBC soon elevated him to world champion and he has successfully defended that title six times, five by knockout.

Márquez (40-6, 36 KO), of México City, captured the International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight title by knocking out undefeated defending champion Tim Austin in the eighth round of their 2003 fight. Márquez successfully defended the title seven times during his four year reign before vacating it to successfully challenge defending WBC super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez in 2007, stopping him in the seventh round of the first or their memorable four-bout series.

The co-main event will pit undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) light flyweight champion ROMAN GONZALEZ (29-0, 24 KOs), of Managua, Nicaragua, defending his title against OMAR SOTO (22-8-1, 15 KOs), of Hildalgo, México. The undercard will also feature local favorites JESSE MAGDALANO (5-0, 3 KOs), and ANTHONY LENK (12-1, 6 KOs), both of Las Vegas, in six-round super bantamweight and super lightweight battles, respectively.



Former Sky Sports frontman Richard Keys makes a dramatic return to British television screens on Friday (30th September) when he presents the launch night of the new BoxNation channel (Sky platform Channel 456)

The hugely experienced Keys, widely acknowledged as one of television’s top sports presenters, makes his BoxNation debut presenting LIVE coverage of the exciting Commonwealth Super-Featherweight showdown between LIAM WALSH and PAUL APPLEBY from the historic York Hall in London’s East End at 7pm.

Keys has been presenting a weekday sports programme on Talksport since he and Andy Gray left Sky last January. He joins a highly talented lineup of presenters and commentators on BoxNation which also includes Jim Rosenthal, Paul Dempsey and John Rawling.

Keys said: “The circumstances of my departure from Sky after twenty successful years have been well documented. I am very happy and thoroughly enjoying working with Talksport and my old mate Andy Gray but the launch of BoxNation is very exciting and I am thrilled to be part of it. It’s fantastic news for sports fans throughout the country.”

Simon Green, BoxNation’s CEO, said, “I am thrilled that such an accomplished broadcaster as Richard Keys will be opening BoxNation’s LIVE fight coverage. This emphasizes just how impressive a channel it will be showcasing LIVE promotions from Frank Warren, Queensberry, Sauerland and Golden Boy.”

Promoter Frank Warren said, “BoxNation has assembled a super team of experienced and talented presenters with Jim Rosenthal, Paul Dempsey and John Rawling. The addition of Richard Keys only increases the quality of the on screen team. Richard was the face of Sky Sports since its launch and played a huge part in its success. I’m sure he will play a similarly important role in the future success of BoxNation.”

BoxNation is the home of boxing for fight fans. Coming up on BoxNation in October are the following big fights LIVE and EXCLUSIVE:

Friday 30th September
Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Championship: Liam Walsh v Paul Appleby

Wednesday 5-8th October
World Amateur Championships from Baku, Azerbaijan

Saturday 1st October
WBA & IBF World Cruiserweight Championship: Steve Cunningham v Pablo Hernandez

Friday 7th October
Amateur Boxing – The Royal Albert Hall Cup: UK Combined Services v US Armed Forces

Saturday 15th October
From the Liverpool Echo Arena:
WBO World Light-Heavyweight Championship: Nathan Cleverly v Tony Bellew
European & WBO Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Championship: Piotr Wilczewski v James DeGale
From the Staples Centre, LA, USA:
The WBC World Light-Heavyweight Championship: Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson

Friday 21st October
British Cruiserweight Championship: Robert Norton v Leon Williams

Saturday 22nd October
WBO & WBC World Cruiserweight Championship: Marco Huck v Krystof Wlodarczk

Friday 28th October
WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship
Frankie Gavin v Diego Gabriel Scaves

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