By Rick Reeno
Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum advised BoxingScene.com that Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34KOs) will likely return in the month of October. Arum is working out the details with HBO for an October televised date.
On Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California – Pavlik made his HBO return and won a hard-fought ten round unanimous decision over Will Rosinsky.
Top Rank is now positioning Pavlik for a big fight in October. Arum tells BoxingScene that among the vast crop of potential opponents at 168-pounds – showdowns with former champions Lucian Bute (30-1 24KOs) and Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34KOs) are “the easiest fights to make.”
Pavlik’s return could possibly tie in with a potential featherweight fight between WBO champion Orlando Salido and unbeaten contender Mikey Garcia, according to Arum.
By Invoice Emes
Undefeated up and coming heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell (25-0, 19KOs) spoke with BoxingScene.com to present us his ideas on the upcoming struggle between IBO/WBA/WBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50KOs) and mandatory contender Tony Thompson (36-2, 24KOs).
Mitchell, who seems at Thompson as a mentor, believes his pal will do higher in his second alternative against Wladimir. Thompson was stopped by Wladimir in eleven rounds in 2008. Mitchell himself just isn’t trying to battle Klitschko until “someday subsequent year.”
“He is simply very decided, very focused. He has a second alternative to attempt to get his goal accomplished and that is to turn out to be heavyweight champion of the world. I totally help him and I imagine that he will have a very good displaying,” Mitchell advised BoxingScene.com.
Mitchell broke down the game place for Thompson to attain the upset.
“Keep behind his jab, use angles and definitely get on the inside He must be tough with Klitschko. I believe that is simpler mentioned than done. A lot of people they know the game plan however they must get inside the ring and implement that sport plan,” Mitchell said.
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By Lyle Fitzsimmons
Here’s a news flash, folks… I love sports.
I played football, baseball and hockey to moderate success as a youngster, picked up distance running as an intermittent hobby in my 30s and have been fortunate enough to scratch out something resembling a post-college living watching and writing about athletes in action.
But I’ve always had a special affection for boxing.
Whether it was the feel of hitting a heavy bag, landing a right hand or simply sitting back with the wife and watching a couple high-enders mix it up on pay-per-view TV, it’s had me since hello.
I never kidded myself into thinking I had mettle to compete on anything near a respectable level, but through some middling training in a north Philly gym, a sparring match in Tampa with a female world champion and years of simply being around fighters and trainers, I do have a feel for what it requires.
Staples Center, Los Angeles – Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29KOs) went to war with Humberto Soto (59-8-2, 35KOs) and took him out in five rounds to capture the vacant WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title
The fight began a little more technical than expected, but it was Soto who turned up the heat in the final minute. The bombs were flying by both fighters in the second. They continued to trade punches in the third. Soto at this point was getting rocked back by the harder shots of Matthysse. In the final minute, Soto got in his shots and opened up a small cut near the corner of Matthysse’s right eye.
Matthysse was landing the better punches in the fourth, although Soto was holding his own and answering back every time. At the end of the fifth, Matthysse landed a combination of punches, with huge right hands, that had Soto reeling back and put him down. He was barely able to make it up and walk back to his corner. Soto’s corner stopped the fight before the start of the sixth.
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At Rogers next big fight he will be sharing the stage with other fighter and not just boxers. This mixed combat showdown features some great fighters of boxing, mma and even Maui Tia. This will to be an entertaining event for sure. Come out and see the undefeated Roger “Ruthless” Romo move on up the boxing ranks and enjoy other combat sports alike.
Roger Romo is a bright prospect born and bred from the what he calls the “City of Boxnard” (Oxnard,CA). Romo is the little brother of boxing superstar “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas. But Roger does not believe in taking the easy way to the top of the boxing world. He wants to pave his own way, which is the only way he feels is the right way. That’s his way. Roger refuses to live in the shadow of no man. And if someone dares to try to tell him different, be assured that he will be quick to have a say. Roger can spark up when he knows its time for business. Like Mike Tyson’s mentor and adopted father, Cus D’Amato, used to say … “To make a fire you need a spark. Once you got a spark , you fan it. The you got a fire. You fan it more then it becomes a roaring blaze”.“Boxnard” is more than happy to open its arms to its future star.
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Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, Oxnard, Ca., and Cuban gladiator and WBA interim super lightweight champion Richard Abril get ‘super-heated’ during a press conference Monday for their upcoming World Lightweight title fight, Saturday, April 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, live on Pay Per View. Also on this championship doubleheader telecast is Juan Manuel Marquez, who will go for an historic fourth world title in as many different weight divisions when he takes on WBO European junior welterweight champion Sergey Fedchenko for the vacant WBO interim 140-pound world title. Márquez-Fedchenko will take place in Mexico City.
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