WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
WHERE: MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
Las Vegas, Nev.
PRINCIPLES: World Boxing Association (WBA) SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 ROUNDS
FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER vs. MIGUEL COTTO
Seven-Time, Five-Division World Champion WBA Super Welterweight World Champion
Las Vegas, Nev. Caguas, Puerto Rico
42-0 (26 KO’s) 37-2 (30 KO’s)
WBC SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 ROUNDS
CANELO ALVAREZ vs. SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY
WBC Super Welterweight Champion Six-Time, Three-Division World Champion
Guadalajara, Mexico Pomona, Calif.
39-0-1 (29 KO’s) 46-7-1 (39 KO’s)
WELTERWEIGHTS– 10 ROUNDS
JESSIE VARGAS vs. STEVE FORBES
Los Angeles, CA Las Vegas, Nev.
18-0 (9 KO’s) 35-10 (11 KO’s)
SUPER WELTERWEIGHTS – 10 ROUNDS
DEANDRE “BULL” LATIMORE vs. CARLOS “EL INDIO” QUINTANA
St. Louis, MO Moca, Puerto Rico
23-3 (17 KO’s) 28-3 (22 KO’s)
PROMOTED BY: Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Canelo vs. Mosley is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and
DeAndre Latimore vs. Carlos Quintana is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment.
SPONSORED BY: Corona, Hatfields & McCoys on HISTORY™, DeWalt Tools, AT&T, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Puebla-Cinco De Mayo.
TICKETS: Limited tickets for “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” are still available, with a total ticket limit of ten (10) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
TELEVISION: “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
WBO ANNOUNCES REFEREES AND JUDGES FOR THIS WEEK WORLD TITLE BOUTS IN RUSSIA AND GERMANY
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 bouts to be held this week in Russia and Germany.
Valcarcel reported that for the tomorrow’s, May 1st, WBO Middleweight title fight at the Sports Complex, Krylatskoe, Moskow, Russia, between the champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15 KOs), in his third defense, and Nobuhiro Ishida (24-7-2, 9 KOs), the referee will be Manuel Maritxalar, from Spain. The judges for the Pirog-Ishida bout are Fernando Laguna Yanes, from Spain, John Madfis, from United States, and Noel Monnet, from France. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Igor Mazurov.
While, this Saturday, May 5, at Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringen, Germany, the Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) will defend his title for the ninth time against the interim champion Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs). In this fight the referee will be Robert Byrd, from the United States. The judges are Ingo Barrabas, from Germany, Paul Thomas, from United Kingdom, and Nelson Vazquez, from Puerto Rico. WBO supervisor will be Istvan Kovacs.
At the same place, Super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23 KOs) is going to make his sixth 168lb title defense against Nader Hamdan (43-9-1, 18 KOs). The referee for this fight is Dave Parris, from United Kingdom, and the judges will be Manuel Oliver Palomo, Ingo Barrabas and Nelson Vazquez. WBO supervisor will be Istvan Kovacs.
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.
‘Bombs Away On Long Island’
NEW YORK (April 30, 2012) — Professional boxing returns May 17 to the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York as Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, in association with Winner Take All Productions, presents “Bombs Away On Long Island,” showcasing many of Long Island’s most popular and promising prospects.
Long Island-based boxers on the card include Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, Jr. (9-1, 9 KOs), Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (7-0, 5 KOs), Ronson Frank (16-0, 8 KOs), Tommy “The Razor” Rainone (17-4, 4 KOs) and Mike “Lefty” Brooks (6-0, 1 KO).
“I am really looking forward to fighting on Long Island again,” Brooks spoke on behalf of all the Long Island boxers. “This group of fighters came up through the ranks together. Fans are going to see the best boxing that The Island has to offer.”
Former nationally ranked amateur boxer Brooks, fighting out of Oceanside, returns to the ring for the first time in two years against Ohio lightweight Calvin “The Gladiator” Pritchard in a six-round bout.
“Bombs Away On Long Island,” sponsored by Westbury Jeep and Westbury Fiat, marks the return of promoter Bob Duffy, who has been on a two-year hiatus from boxing as a promoter due to his work as president of Ring 8 and founding the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. He is teaming up with Winner Take All Productions, owned and operated by David Schuster, who is the Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play, “Kid Shamrock.”
“We look forward to bringing a highly entertaining, competitive card to Long Island,” Duffy remarked. “There is a rich boxing tradition here and some of these kids are going to be writing their own chapters in Long Island’s boxing history. I was going through a transition period the past few years and I’m very happy to be back promoting, especially working on this show with David Schuster and his staff. I’m confident that this is the first of many shows in New York that we’ll be working together on.”
The main event is an eight-round match featuring undefeated light welterweight Emmanuel Lartei “Bukom Joe” Lartey (12-01, 7 KOs), a former African and Ghanaian champion now living in New York City, against USA Mid-American welterweight title-holder Boyd Henley (9-1-1, 8 KOs), who fights out of Kansas City, Missouri.
Guyana-native Frank (16-0, 8 KOs), who lives in Rosedale, is rated No. 7 by the North American Boxing Federation (“NABF”) and No. 15 by the North American Boxing Organization (“NABO”). The younger brother of past world title challengers Steve and Raul Frank, undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ronson takes on former WBF US cruiserweight champion Chris Eppley (10-2, 9 KOs) in the six-round co-feature.
Former New York Golden Gloves champion Smith, a cruiserweight from Shirley, Brooklyn welterweight Seldin, and Plainview welterweight Rainone all face opponents to soon be determined in six-round fights
Also fighting on the undercard in four-round bouts are former National amateur champion Adam Willet (2-1-1), of Willett, vs. New Jersey cruiserweight Elvin “KoKo” Sanchez (4-2, 3 KOs), New Hyde Park welterweight Rich “Kid Brazil” Neves (3-0-1, 2 KOs) vs. Jose Angel Ortiz (4-7-1, 1 KO), Hicksville welterweight Anthony Karparis makes his pro debut vs. welterweight Barrington Douse (0-3), and hard-hitting Bronx light middleweight Skender Halili (4-0, 4 KOs) vs. Brian Meadows (0-2-2). All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets are priced at $150.00 (VIP pre-party and ringside), $75.00 (ringside) an $40.00 (general admission) and available to purchase at the Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant (1132 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square) or by calling 516.313.2477 or 516.354.3131. Doors open for the VIP pre-party at 6:00 PM/ET, 7:00 PM/ET for the general public. The first bout is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM/ET.
RING PROMOTIONS: President Bob Duffy, a retired NYPD member, served on the New York State Athletic Commission for 13 years. His roles included Athletic Assistant, Inspector, Chief Inspector and Deputy Commissioner. He and Tony Mazzarella founded Ring Promotions more than 15 years ago and Bob has been an active promoter ever since. He is president of Ring 8 and the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.
WINNER TAKE ALL PRODUCTIONS: Event Producer David Schuster has been a lifelong boxing fan who founded Winner Take All three years ago with the purpose of producing boxing-themed entertainment. Schuster was the Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed off Broadway play, “Kid Shamrock” and Cuban boxing documentary, “A Fighting Chance.” Dave’s next project is the feature length film on the life of holocaust survivor and heavyweight contender, Harry Haft.