London, England (October 30, 2011) – Pound-for-pound King Manny Pacquiao has vowed to make his Nov 12 clash with Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez an enthralling toe-to-toe scrap, when they clash live on Primetime (Channel 480 on Sky).
The previous bouts between the pair have been engaging battles, with little between both fighters. Marquez has always maintained that he was the victor in their previous two fights, despite a draw in their first clash and a split decision in Pacquiao’s favour in the second. But now the Filipino legend has promised more fireworks in their upcoming trilogy as he takes on a Mexican great, famed for his never-say-die attitude.
“Juan Manuel Marquez has the right to make alibis about not winning our two previous fights. It’s because of those alibis that I am so motivated for our upcoming fight. I want to end all the questions he has raised about who won our past fights and who the better fighter is,” said Pacquiao.
“The years between each fight has made it more interesting. Which of us has improved more? I have improved a lot. I am a more complete fighter than when we fought previously. I am now a two-fisted fighter. My right is as potent, as powerful and as dangerous as my left. I have as much confidence in my right as I do in my left,” added the reigning WBO welterweight champion.
“Another difference between Marquez and me is that since our second fight, I have challenged bigger opponents with a lot more success than he has. This will be an exciting fight because our styles make for exciting fights. He likes to fight toe-to-toe as I do. We both like action and to engage our opponents,” he said.
The part-time Filipino congressman, Pacquiao, also believes he has a few questions to answer in this match-up.
“I have something to prove in this fight. I expect Marquez to be faster and stronger than the last time we fought. He is the ultimate competitor. I am prepared to go another brutal 12 rounds just like the previous two fights,” promised Pacquiao.
“There will be a lot of action in this fight. We both have a lot of pride when we enter the ring representing our countries, fighting for the honor of our nations,” he said.
Pacquiao’s legendary trainer, Freddie Roach, fears for his pupil believing that Marquez may be the one fighter who knows how to beat the eight-division world champion.
“The last two times they fought, Manny got complacent after knocking Marquez down. Instead of fighting his own fight he followed Marquez and began fighting his fight – big mistake. I think Manny won both fights though Manny made them closer than they should have been,” said Roach.
“I’m worried that Marquez could have Manny’s number. He is the only fighter who seems to have figured out Manny’s style. That is why I am training Manny for the knockout — to clear the air on who is better. Manny is going to shut up Marquez once and for all – I’m sick of his whining,” Roach added.
“Marquez will be surprised when he faces this version of Manny. He no longer fights in one direction or with one hand. Manny has become a complete fighter. He moves laterally in both directions and he throws potent punches with both hands. Manny has so many more weapons than the last time they fought. I think Manny knocks out Marquez in the sixth round,” said a confident Roach.
The November 12 clash will be screened live and exclusive in the UK on Primetime (Channel 480 on Sky). Having screened some of boxing’s biggest names including Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Carl Froch, Primetime are set to get boxing fans mouths watering again with a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate.
You can order this great night of boxing, which is also set to feature both Timothy Bradley and Breidis Prescott, for only £14.95 by calling 08712004444*, by visiting www.primetimelive.co.uk or Virgin Media customers can purchase using the ‘On Demand’ menu. Customers on Sky must register the first time they use Primetime and once registered can purchase using the ‘box office’ menu.
Gary Hyde’s undefeated Levan ‘The Wolf’ Ghvamichava
CORK, Ireland (October 30, 20011) – One of the hottest prospects in boxing, light welterweight phenom Levan ‘The Wolf’ Ghvamichava, tore apart former European and Italian champion Giuseppe “The End” Lauri (52-9, 31 KOs) en route to a second-round victory by technical knockout last Friday night in front of an excited, packed crowd at Wishaw, Scotland.
“The Wolf,” who is already rated No. 66 by Box Rec after only six pro fights, dropped Lauri three times before the referee jumped between them in the second round to rescue the courageous Italian in the biggest upset loss of his 61-fight pro career.
It took former world champion Ricky Hatton five rounds, and ex-European titlist Paul McCloskey 11, to stop the rugged Hungary native Lauri who lives in Italy.
“He has devastating punching power in both hands and has the best reflexes and speed I have ever seen,” Lauri said after his fight against Levan.
Initially floored by a straight right, left hook combination in the opening round, Lauri managed to beat the count, rising at nine, only to be dropped once more in round one. “The Wolf” calmly stalked his prey before finishing his attack in the second round
Lauri was visibly shaken and surprised by the power of Ghvamichava, the spectacular Georgian power puncher who now lives in Belfast, Ireland, where he’s trained by the masterful father-and-son duo of Paul and Sean McCullagh.
“It has been almost impossible to match Levan because the word is already out that he is a multi-talented fighter with devastating punching power,” Ghvamichava’s manager, Irishman Gary Hyde, noted. “It will even be harder now but we don’t need to build-up this kid fighting journeymen. He is ready to fight anyone in the world at 140 pounds. Once he gets a little more professional experience, he will be challenging current European champion Denis Shafikov, from Russia, who needed eight rounds to stop Lauri.
“I am delighted with Levan’s explosive performance against a good experienced opponent such as Lauri, especially considering ‘The Wolf,’ who is 26 years old, only made his pro debut this past January. Few, if any, fighters with six fights are rated higher than Levan.”
American boxing fans will soon have an opportunity to watch Ghvamichava in action. His U. S. sports visa has been approved and plans call for him to make his American debut before the end of this year.
Hyde, president of Nowhere To Hyde, also manages WBA Interim Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs), former European super bantamweight king and world title challenger Willie “Big Bang” Casey (12-1, 8 KOs), undefeated British welterweight prospect Mark Heffron and light middleweight “Wealthy” Dee Walsh (1-0).
Lawrence destroys OcheingTER, PA (October 30, 2011)—This past Friday night, World Boxing Council (WBC) #14 ranked Heavyweight in the world Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence dropped Raymond Ocheing three times in just over one round to score a second round stoppage in the main event of a card promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.
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Lawrence dropped Ocheing two times in the final minute of round two and finished Ocheing off with a flurry that sent Ocheing down on the bottom rope just thirty-one seconds into round two and the fight was waved off.
After the bout, Lawrence called out every Heavyweight from Johnathan Banks to the Klitschko Brothers
In the co-feature, Derrick Webster remained undefeated in capturing the BAM Light Heavyweight title with an entertaining six round unanimous decision over Teneal Goyco.
Webster landed many precise combinations that offset the attempted big shots of Goyco. Goyco got through a couple of times but Webster showed time and again why he is one of the top prospects in the Super Middlweight/Light Heavyweight divisions.
The show also featured an explosive forty-second knockout from Lightweight Joey Tiberi and a second round stoppage by popular pro debuting Light weight Alex Barbosa.
The show was rounded out by exciting Welterweight Anthony Young, who scored two knockdowns of durable Kywame Hill in winning his pro debut.
8 ROUNDS HEAVYWEIGHTS—Franklin Lawrence (17-2-2, 12 KO’s) 231 lbs Indianapolis, IN TKO 2 (:31) over Raymond Ocheing (25-15-3) 246 lbs of Nairobi, Kenya
6 ROUNDS—BAM LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE—Derrick Webster (11-0) 168 ½ lbs of Glassboro, NJ U DEC over Teneal Goyco (4-3) 171 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA…scores were 60-54; 59-55 & 59-55
4 ROUNDS BANTAMWEIGHTS—Alex Barbosa (1-0, 1 KO) 121 lbs of Philadelphia TKO 2 (2:30) over Brian Gonzalez (0-2) 119 lbs of Puerto Rico
4 ROUNDS WELTERWEIGHTS—Anthony Young (1-0) 145 lbs of Atlantic City, NJ U DEC over Kywame Hill (1-9) 145 lbs of Philadelphia, PA…scores were 40-34; 40-34 and 40-33
4 ROUNDS LIGHTWEIGHTS—Joey Tiberi (6-1, 5 KO’s) 135 lbs of Newark, DE TKO 1 (:40) over Mike Maley (4-9) 137 lbs of Whiting, IN
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