WBC Silver welterweight champion is already in great shape four weeks before his world title showdown against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on July 28th at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. “We started training camp early and I feel very strong already. I know I’ll be in the best possible shape when I step into the ring on July 28th”, says Aydin.
Today the Turkish “Mini-Tyson” had to pass the mandatory 30-day-weigh-in and had no problems making the required 162 lbs. (10% over the welterweight limit of 147 lbs.). Aydin weighed in at 156.5 lbs. today.
“I have never seen Selcuk this focused and fired up for a fight”, says head coach Conny Mittermeier. “You can feel the tension in every single move in training. I had to hold him back in sparring a little bit because otherwise he would have torn the other guys head off. And to be honest, I can’t wait for fight night either. Every other day I watch tapes of Guerrero and study his style and movement. We will have an excellent game plan. This will be a great fight!”
The winner of Aydin vs. Guerrero will not only be awarded with the WBC interim world championship but will also be the next mandatory challenger of superstar Floyd Mayweather jr.
“I don’t care about Mayweather because I am not thinking past July 28th”, says Aydin. “I heard that Guerrero is already dreaming about his big pay-per-view-fight against Floyd. Well, let him dream as much as he wants – I will give him a reality check on July 28th. This fight is all that matters to me. It’s my big chance to show the world what I got. I want to enter the big stage with a bang – and Guerrero will feel that because he will be at the wrong end of it!”
Next week Aydin and his team will move camp from Stuttgart (Germany) where they started training in May to California for the final part of their preparation. “There are a lot of good reasons to move to the States”, says Mittermeier. “Most importantly we want to get used to the time zone and climate. But there are also better sparring partners for us in America. It’s hard to find good welterweight southpaws in Europe. Of course, we could have brought some guys from the States but it makes more sense for us to travel to them than the other way around.”
Alessi Promotions Partnership with Estrella TV Brings Boxing to Tampa Hispanic Television Viewers
Agreement includes 5 Television shows highlighting Alessi Promotions Fight Cards in 2012 and advertising partnership.
Tampa, Fla, June 27, 2012 – Alessi Promotions, Tampa, Florida’s longtime highly regarded boxing promoter today announced a new partnership with Hearst Television’s Estrella TV Tampa Bay — the fastest growing Spanish-language programming channel in the market — to bring Alessi Promotions “Ringside Action” boxing series to Tampa’s Hispanic Television viewers.
“We know Tampa Bay’s Latin community is a big supporter of Boxing,” said Phil Alessi Jr. of Alessi Promotions. “By partnering with Estrella TV Tampa Bay, we are responding to that high interest, putting boxing shows on Spanish language television in the living rooms of the Hispanic community in our area.”
Estrella TV Tampa Bay will schedule five Alessi Promotions “Ringside Action” TV shows highlighting Fight Cards hosted at Tampa’s DoubleTree Hotel in 2012. Scheduled shows will be released at a future date. As part of the agreement, Estrella TV Tampa Bay will support the ad sales for Television and Event Marketing for Ringside Action Shows in 2012.
“We recognize the popularity of boxing to the Hispanic community and are pleased to partner with Alessi Promotions on these Friday night events,” said Ken Lucas, President and General Manager of WMOR-TV / Estrella TV /ThisTV. estrellaTV can be digitally over the air at 32.3 on Brighthouse Networks on Ch 627 & 910, Comcast Ch 228, & Verizon Fios Ch 464
Alessi Promotions Returns to Boxing
Alessi Promotions 2012 Ringside Boxing series began March 30th at Tampa’s DoubleTree Hotel and followed that card with a near sellout show on May 18th. The third show in their Ringside Action series is scheduled for June 29th at Tampa’s DoubleTree Hotel.
Tickets prices start at $28 and are available at www.alessipromotions.com. Doors open at 5:30 PM. First Bout is at 7:00 PM.
Jimenez vs. Rivera on July 13th
Mexico DF, Mexico: All Star Boxing, Inc. will return with their successful series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” on Friday, July 13th, 2012 to the beautiful Auditorio Plaza Condesa In Mexico City.
In the main event Edgar “El Power” Jimenez of Mexico City, Mexico (15-6-1-11 KO’s) , battles fellow countryman and spoiler Julian “Chicano” Rivera (11-6-2 KO’s) in a fight schedule for 12 rounds with the vacant National Flyweight Title at stake.
Adding an International flavor to the show super middleweight Pablo “Pokemon” Farias (20-2-12 Ko’s) and welter Rodolfo “Upi” Martinez (40-5-2-15 KO’s) both of Buenos Aires, Argentina will appear in separate bouts. Their opponents will be announced shortly.
First bell at 8:00 PM, 4 mores fights round up the card. The main event will be televised live by Telemundo Network at 11:35 PM. Tickets are already on sale at Auditorio Plaza Condesa (Juan Escutia #4, Esq. Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Colonia Condesa) and also at ticketmaster.com.mx, prices are: $200 and $100 (MP). The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones and OR Promotions.