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NYSAC Lifts Dino Duva's Suspension​

NYSAC votes to retract six-month term and place promoter on probation.

Promoter Dino Duva of Duva Boxing is happy to announce that after a hearing on the matter, the suspension he received in October has been retracted by the New York State Athletic Commission.

Duva, promoter of Interim WBC Heavyweight Champion Samuel Peter, had originally been suspended for six months and fined $10,000 for attempting to look at the master scorecards during Peter's nearly disastrous first title defense against Jameel McCline, October 6 at Madison Square Garden.

While the apologetic Duva never denied that his "emotions got the best of him" and he did attempt to peek at the scoring that night, he steadfastly maintained he in no way intended to gain an unfair advantage for Peter.

"I had a hearing to appeal their decision last week and today they (the NYSAC) voted to reverse it and retract the suspension. I still got fined $10,000, but they got rid of the suspension and put me on probation instead," explained the New Jersey-based promoter. "I am very happy that they lifted the suspension and extremely sorry for what happened, but now we can move on and attempt to conduct as much business as possible in New York."

Duva says he regrets his actions that night and calls what happened a "nervous reaction" to the peril his company's flagship fighter was in, early in the bout. "I want to thank all the New York Athletic Commissioners for this wonderful decision regarding my appeal and I also want to sincerely thank my excellent attorney Walter Kane, of New York, who represented me during this process. I highly recommend him for anyone who needs an attorney in New York."

Duva will now be allowed promotional involvement in Peter's scheduled unification fight against WBC Champion, Oleg Maskaev, scheduled for February 2 of next year.
 

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Harding-George Moved To Newark on Dec. 6

New York - Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, announced today the exciting Light Heavyweight match up between dangerous Philadelphian Eric “Magic 2000” Harding (23-4-1 7KO's) and Brooklyn, NY's, Shaun George (15-2-2 7KO's) on Thursday, December 6, 2007, at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ.

In a twist of fate and opponent fall outs, long time rivals and former sparring partners Harding and George will get their chance to finish what was started years back in some heated, trash talking sparring sessions that can only be described as skirting real close to bedlam. We can expect more of the same on December 6, making this match up even more exciting and one not to miss!

Harding, looks to be the toughest test of George's young career having defeated Antonio Tarver, Daniel Judah, and Montell Griffin. Harding is also noted for giving former world champions Roy Jones Jr., Glen Johnson difficult fights before falling short. In Harding's last fight, he knocked down WBC Light Heavyweight champion Chad Dawson in the first round en route to a close decision loss.

George was originally preparing to fight Glen Johnson on November 3 when Johnson's opponent Anthony Hanshaw pulled out of their match. George was proposed to replace Hanshaw and was ready to step in on short notice. Johnson's promoter accepted the fight, only to have Johnson turn down the challenge.

”We are happy to be working with Donna Duva Brooks and Hall of Fame Promotions on this event. This is an important matchup in the Light Heavyweight division and the winner deserves an immediate shot at the world title,” said Star Boxing's Joe DeGuardia.

Tickets are on sale now and are fan friendly priced at: $75 Ringside, $50 Reserved and $35 General Admission. To purchase please call 973 483-8766 -BROADWAY SALOON, or e-mail [email protected].
 

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Spadafora Receives License, Announces Return

ERIE, PA - Undefeated former IBF lightweight champion PAUL SPADAFORA was issued his license and Federal ID by the state of Pennsylvania today and announced that he will return to the ring next week, ending an eight-month hiatus.

Spadafora resumes his career after spending 75 days over the past summer in custody for parole violation accusations that were ultimately rescinded. He will spar in an four-round super welterweight exhibition on Michael Acri's 23rd Annual Erie Boxing Classic held every Thanksgiving eve. This years's Classic takes place, Wednesday, November 21 at The Avalon Hotel in Erie. It was at the 2006 Classic that Spadafora began his ring comeback, knocking out Jesus Francisco Zepada in the fifth round.

"Paul has never stopped working out and is in tremendous shape," said Acri, Spadafora's promoter. "I am very hopeful that he will be in the ring for an official bout by December or January at the latest. We are all very pleased with how quickly his timing returned and he has shown some very impressive power with his added muscle."

Spadafora (40-0-1, 16 KOs), last fought on March 9, winning a 10-round decision over Oisin Fagan (17-3, 10 KOs), ending his two-year, 11-bout winning streak. Spadafora captured the IBF world lightweight title in 1999, upsetting the heavily-favored Israel Cardona via a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision. After successfully defending his world championship crown eight times during his four-year reign, he vacated the title to move up in weight.
 

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Zab Judah Weighs 150 for 154-Pound Debut

Gus Lightbourne Sports Complex on the magnificent Caribbean Island of Turks & Caicos the 1,500 seater will be the host venue for a night of top tier, amazing boxing the island has ever seen.

Saturday, November 17, kicks off the first installment of the multi fight deal Prize Fight recently inked. Three-Time World Champion Zab “Super” Judah 35-5 (25KO's) will be featured in the main event fighting for the IBC, Jr. Middleweight title and the co-main will be the very popular super duo the Peterson brothers Anthony and Lamont both ranked #1 and #5 in the world, all three fighters just coming off spectacular wins in recent weeks. The event will be telecast live on Comcast in the U.S.A

150 1/4 153 3/4
Zab Judah 3X Champion (12 Round Jr Middleweight IBC Title) Ryan Davis
35-5 25KO's 20-6-8KO's
Brooklyn, NY St. Louis, MO

135 1/4 138
Anthony Peterson (8 Round Lightweight) Oscar Leon
24-0-17KO's 27-6 18KO's
Washington DC Catagena, Columbia

140 1/4 141
Lamont Peterson (8 Round Jr Welterweight) Umberto Toledo
22-0 10KO's 32-4-2 19KOs
 

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Powell, Urango and Johnson Return on Dec. 5

HOLLYWOOD, FL – When December rolls around and holiday well-wishes are in the air, a select few world-class fighters will hold off on spreading cheer.

Instead, on Wednesday, December 5th, they will be handing out season’s beatings to their opponents as Seminole Warriors Boxing and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing finish out another stellar year of boxing events at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood Florida with a star-studded card featuring an IBF junior middleweight title elimination bout between Sechew Powell and Terrance Cauthen, and separate bouts featuring the return of former WBO world champion Juan Urango to Florida, and rising heavyweight star Kevin Johnson.

Tickets for “Season’s Beatings”, priced at $27, $52, $102 and $152, are on sale now and may be purchased at the Hard Rock Live Box Office and all TicketMaster Outlets.

A National Golden Gloves Champion in 2000 and a United States Amateur Champion in 2001, Brooklyn’s Sechew “The Iron Horse” Powell (21-1, 12 KOs) has been destined to achieve great things in the fight game. Winner of 21 out of 22 pro bouts, with his only loss coming at the hands of former world champion Kassim Ouma in 2006, Powell owns wins over Grady Brewer, Cornelius Bundrage, Robert Frazier, and most recently, Ishe Smith, making him one of the brightest young stars in the game today.

Veteran southpaw stylist Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen (32-3, 9 KOs) is no stranger to spectacular amateur accomplishments, as he won a Bronze medal in the 1996 Olympic Games. Since then, the New Jersey native has struggled to find opponents willing to fight him, since they know a night in the ring with Cauthen will be a long one. Unbeaten in his last seven fights, the 31-year old is ready to prove that he belongs among the elite at 154 pounds.

The former WBO world junior welterweight champion and one of the most exciting fighters in the game today, Juan Urango (18-1-1, 14 KOs) is on the road back to a world title after his August stoppage of Nasser Athumani, and his legion of Florida fans will be out in force to welcome him back to the Hard Rock for the first time since his title-winning effort over Naoufel Ben Rabah in June of 2006.

Unbeaten in 18 pro fights, New Jersey-born Kevin “The Kingpin” Johnson (17-0-1, 6 KOs) has attracted almost unprecedented attention as one of the brightest contenders in the heavyweight division. Charismatic in the ring and outside of it, Johnson – who holds wins over Damian Wills and Daniel Bispo - has made it clear that he is ready for the best in the world, and he will be looking to send a message to his peers on December 5th.

Opponents for Urango and Johnson, as well as an action-packed undercard, will be announced at a later date.
 

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Sin City Boxing Gets Behind Chris Smith

Las Vegas, Nevada - "Slick" Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Boxing proudly announce the signing of an boxing advisor agreement with Albany, New York based boxing manager Miles W. Bailey. Under this agreement Sin City Boxing will advise Miles W. Bailey and his entire stable of fighters which include world ranked & former NABA welterweight champion Chris "The Mechanic" Smith 20-4-1(13 KO's).

After a highly disputed loss to contender season two participant Cornelius "K-9" Bundrage and months of inactivity, Chris "The Mechanic" Smith is back with a new team firmly behind him and he's ready to fight the best fighters in the welterweight division to accomplish his goal of becoming welterweight champion of the world.

Miles Bailey says "I am happy to be working with Chris "The Mechanic" Smith and hopefully the Floyd Mayweather's, Oscar Del La Hoya's & Miguel Cotto's will give Chris "The Mechanic" Smith an opportunity to fight them"!!

Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City Boxing says "We see a lot of talent in Chris "The Mechanic" Smith and we’re very excited to have the opportunity to work with a fighter of his caliber. With this perfect mix of talent, skill, dedication, and knowledge we will soon see Chris "The Mechanic" Smith rise to the top of the welterweight division and become the next great welterweight Champion."

Chris Smith says "Boxing may be just a sport to most people, but to me fighting is my struggle for life. I consider myself to be a pugilist in every sense of the word. Getting into the ring, hearing the screams and feeling fans leaping from their seats inspires me. The "Mechanic" is back! My management contract with Miles W. Bailey and collaboration with Sin City Boxing promises to move my career in the right direction. I give 100% to everything I do. In the ring, I am a fighter. In and out of the ring, I wear clothes designed and manufactured by "Pugilist." I'm looking forward to 2008. It's going to be a great year.

Nick Sampson and Macke Roberts of Sin City Boxing see a bright future for Chris "The Mechanic" Smith.

"This guy Chris "The Mechanic" Smith is a exceptionally talented fighter. He is going to surprise alot of people in the professional boxing industry within the next 12-18 months."
 

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Olympian Andrade Aims For Gold in China

PROVIDENCE – How tough is Olympic-bound boxer Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, the United States’ best bet to medal next year in China?

Andrade recently dominated the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Chicago, capturing a gold medal in the 152-pound division, despite competing with impacted Wisdom teeth that were extracted last week.

“I was willing to do anything to get the job done,” Andrade said. “I tried to cover up on the inside and box on the outside, but it hurt when I was hit in the back of my head, never mind every time I was punched in the mouth or face.”

Andrade didn’t simply dominate the opposition, he decimated it, winning each match by an average of 13 points, 20-7, excluding his gold medal victory against Non Boonjumnong, of Thailand, when the referee stopped the contest because of an injury – Andrade had floored Boonjumnnong in the opening round and held a commanding lead – at 1:45 of the second round.

Leading up to the final, in order, “Boo Boo” defeated Georgia’s Jvania Kakahaber (22-11) and Latvia’s Dmiitrjis Sostaks (19-3), Bulgaria’s No. 1 World rated at the time Magomed Nurudinov (26-6) in the preliminary rounds, Germany’s Jack Culcay-Keith (30-9) in the quarterfinals, and Turkey’s Adem Klicci (22-6) in the semifinals.

“Nobody can say anything now,” Andrade remarked about winning his first gold medal in International competition. “It feels good. I dreamed of going to the Olympics and I’ve finally done it. I worked hard to get this gold medal. I wasn’t going to leave it in the hands of the judges (Demetrious lost by one point in the Pan-Am championship match to Brazilian Pedro Lima in Buenos Aires). That (World Championships) was a preview of the Olympics. I’m going to be coming even harder in the Olympics. These other guys better watch out.”

Andrade and his Team USA Boxing roommate at training camp in Colorado Springs, flyweight Rau-shee Warren, became the first U.S. boxers since 1999 to win world championships.

“We finally got it done,” Andrade added, “making a statement that Team USA is going to be strong to the Olympics. We’re a young team that’s getting even better.”

The 19-year-old southpaw Andrade was a two-time U.S. National Championships and double National Golden Gloves champion, who blitzed David Lopez (RSCO-2), Charles Hatley (RSCO-3), Keith Thurman (27-13) and Keith Thurman (21-13) at the U.S. Boxing Trials preceding the World Championships.

Andrade and his USA teammates are scheduled to compete November 23-26 in a dual against Team China in Beijing. Demetrious’ participation is questionable because of his recent oral surgery.

Impacted wisdom teeth and the best amateur boxers in the world just weren’t enough from preventing “Boo Boo” from being golden at the World Championships.

Andrade, who represents the 401 Boxing Club in Cranston (RI), is co-trained by his father Paul and David Keefe. Go on line to www.boobooboxing.com for more information about Demetrious “Boo Boo” Andrade.
 

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Gary Woolcombe Returns on Nov. 30

Light middleweight Gary ‘Hot Stuff’ Woolcombe proved the old adage that while all the best fighters tend to get beaten sometime, the great ones learn from the experience and come back stronger.

And Woolcombe, who suffered his sole loss in a glittering 25 bout career to English titlist Andrew Facey in January, is a perfect example of this.

The talented 25 year old Londoner, who won 12 of his first 13 bouts on points, put the past firmly behind him when he returned with a fourth round stoppage of Anthony Young at Crystal Palace in June.

And ‘Hot Stuff’ proved he was just that when he floored the formidable Jason Rushton at York Hall in September to register back to back knockouts.

Woolcombe, 24-1 (9), makes his next appearance at the Newham Leisure Centre in London on 30 November and promoter Frank Maloney believes his charge is now just one bout away from fighting for a major title.

“I have tipped Gary to reach the top,” said Maloney shortly after his charge racked up his 24th career victory and an incredible 14th win at the historic York Hall.

“As we all know, a loss doesn’t mean the end of a career,” Maloney continued.

“It is how you come back that counts and Gary has proved himself beyond doubt by following up his loss to Andrew Facey for the English title with two devastating knockouts.

“I think this win was Gary’s best career performance and I tip him to win a championship belt.”

Headlining the Newham show is the hotly anticipated rematch between current and former British bantamweight champions Ian Napa and Martin Power. Other fighters on the bill include Commonwealth bantamweight champion Tshifhiwa Munyai, who is being groomed for a WBC world title shot, lightning quick super featherweight Akaash Bhatia and undefeated light heavyweight sensation Tony Salem.

Frank Maloney Promotions presents ‘The Delicate Sound of Thunder’ at the Newham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Lane, London E13 8SD, England on November 30, 2007. Tickets are priced at £75 and £40 and are available by logging onto Frank Maloney Official site - the only place for online boxing or by calling the Box Office at 0871 226 1508. For any further press information please call 020 8467 7647.
 

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Miguel Hurta Headlines December Fury Card

Just off their outstanding LATIN THUNDER/SOLO BOXEO event in front of a packed Cicero Stadium this past Friday night, Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, presents DECEMBER FURY, another evening of world class professional boxing set for Friday, December 14TH.

Tickets for DECEMBER FURY are available in advance by calling the

8 Count Productions offices at 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie, just minutes from the Eisenhower and Stevenson Expressways. Doors for this event will open at 5:30pm with the first bell at 6:30pm.

The ten round main event features the return to Chicago of world ranked lightweight contender Miguel “EL ANESTESISTA” Huerta of Mexico City. Huerta, 25-8-1 (17KO’s) knocked out Antonio Ramirez on December 22, 2006 in his previous battle at Cicero Stadium. Currently ranked #8 in the world by the WBC, Huerta is coming off a decision win broadcast on SOLO BOXEO over Efren Hinojosa on August 30th in Houston, Texas.

Headlining the undercard is the return of undefeated and world ranked light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud. Cloud, 16-0 with 15 knockouts, is coming off a devastating fifth round knockout of Jose Luis Herrera on August 24th at Chicago’s Congress Theater which can be viewed at YouTube.com. Cloud is currently ranked #11 by the IBF and #14 by the WBO.

Also on the undercard is Chicago fan favorite Francisco “EL NINO AZTECA” Rodriguez who will be featured in an eight round bantamweight bout. Rodriguez, 10-1 with seven knockouts, is coming off a SOLO BOXEO televised 7th round stoppage of Ivan Rodriguez on September 14th at the Congress Theater.

Super middleweight knockout artist Victor “THE UKRANIAN TIGER” Ployakov will battle in a six round bout. With his world class skills and destructive knockouts Polyakov, 6-0 (5KO’s) has quickly become amongst the most exciting young prospects in boxing.

Former Chicago amateur standout Francisco Tafoya returns to the professional boxing ring after a two year layoff. The popular featherweight, sporting a perfect 5-0 record with three knockouts, will be featured in a six round featherweight bout.

Also appearing at DECEMBER FURY in separate bouts are newcomers Eric Estrada, 2-and Greg Dzuibek, 1-3 (1KO) who will battle in four rounders.

The Master of Ceremonies for DECEMBER FURY will be Lupe Contreras, the internationally recognized voice of Latino boxing.
 

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Arthur on a Mission To Break English Hearts

Alex Arthur says he'll put a smile back on the faces of Scottish sports fans next month - and break English hearts.

Arthur tackles Steve Foster Jnr on December 15 at the Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, in the first defence of his Interim WBO World Super-Featherweight title.

The 29-year-old Scotsman took time out over the weekend to watch the nation's football team fall just short against Italy in a vital European Championship qualifier.

And with the entire country on a low following the nail-biting defeat, Arthur has vowed to give his fellow Scots something to cheer about.

"England always seem to get one over on us when it comes to football," said Arthur.

"While Scotland were losing to Italy, England got a massive slice of luck with Israel beating Russia, and I've had plenty of texts from my pals south of the border rubbing it in.

"But I've got a great chance of reversing Scotland's fortunes when I fight Steve Foster Jnr.

"There'd be a fantastic atmosphere if England and Scotland played tiddlywinks, so imagine what it's going to be like when I take on Foster.

"I'm backing my army of fans to really get behind me in this Battle of Britain and cheer me to victory. After all, it's always nice to get one over on the Auld Enemy.

"We're both heavy handed and like to go to war, so I think the fans will be in for a treat. The footballers may have come agonizingly close to winning, but I plan to make no mistake against Foster."

A former WBU World Featherweight champion and decorated amateur, 27-year-old Foster, says he his hitting much harder having stepped up to super-featherweight, a division where he feels much more comfortable.

Arthur, who has previously held British, Commonwealth and European titles, is looking to establish himself as a world class talent, and not only wants to win the full WBO title in 2008, but unify the 9'4 division.
 

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Bobby Pacquiao, Baldomir Co-Headline Card

This Thanksgiving Friday, the brand is proud to bring yet another exciting bout to Morongo Resort & Casino Spa in Cabazon, Calif. Broadcast live through Telefutura at 8 p.m. PT/ET.

The night’s main event will feature Argentina’s Carlos Baldomir (43-11-6, 13 KOs) as he faces Luciano Perez from Romeville, Ill. (15-6-1, 13 KOs) in ten rounds of Super Welterweight action.

The co-main event will feature Bobby Pacquiao (27-13-3, 12 KOs,) of the Philippines and Mexico city’s Fernando Trejo (30-12, 18 KOs). The bout is scheduled for ten rounds of power in their respective Super Featherweight division.
 

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Unbeaten JD Chapman Cracks WBC Top-10

24-year-old heavyweight prospect JD "The Natural" Chapman (28-0, 25 KOs) has officially cracked the top 10.

The 6' 6" Arkansas-based power puncher has moved up to #10 in the WBO's most recent ratings, in addition to his #13 WBA and #14 WBC rankings.

Manager Scott Hirsch says he's happy the world sanctioning bodies have been paying attention to his slugger's steady improvement. "JD has looked better in every successive outing and I'm very happy the world bodies recognized that."

Hirsch says Chapman will be in a "significant step-up fight" against a fellow contender, early next year. "We're looking at dates in Vegas or Dubai," he explains. "JD has been bowling over everyone we put in front of him and we feel he's ready for prime time as of today."

In his most recent outing, Chapman destroyed trialhorse Marcus Rhode in 1:20, dropping him three times with his electric right hand.
 

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Tyson Issues Statement on Court Sentence

Los Angeles, CA - Boxing great Mike Tyson issued the following statement today: "I just want to say how happy I am today that the judge has granted me freedom stemming from an arrest one year ago. I am thankful to everyone who has helped me through a very difficult time. To my family, friends and fans around the world who have sent letters and provided support, I thank you. To my lawyers and to all the people who have helped me stay clean and sober for the past 10 months, thank you. I will be taking one day at a time; staying sober is my job. There are many people who are fighting for their lives from drug and alcohol addiction. I will use my time and energy to help those in need. Now I look forward to spending time with my children."

Mike Tyson first rose to fame when he was named the youngest ever World Boxing Council heavyweight boxing champion in 1986 at age 20, and went on to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion the next year, a title he held until 1990.
 

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Vargas, Mayorga Trade Insults at Final Presser

Two-time world champion “El Feroz” Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) and three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) clash in what will be a street-style brawl at STAPLES Center the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23.

Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $100 and $50, are on sale online at ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds at a catch weigh of 166 pounds.

Vargas and Mayorga will fight in a highly-anticipated main event of a card that begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is being distributed by SHOWTIME® PPV.

FERNANDO VARGAS

(As he takes his shirt off) “Where’s the fat now, (Mayorga)? What are you going to say now you little punk? When I took my shirt off you could tell by the look in his eyes he was scared. The eyes don’t lie. They tell the complete story. I saw fear.

“I know what fear looks like because I have seen it in past opponents. Mayorga talks a big game, but he’s scared. He keeps saying I’m not in shape. I’m going to make him look stupid and finally shut him up Friday. He didn’t look as aggressive when he saw me with my shirt off.

“Mayorga stopped talking once he saw my abs. He was expecting me to be fat. Well, look at me now. He is going to do a little show like he always does, but Mayorga is scared and wants to run away. He knows he is in trouble and is going to get knocked out.

“I am a much more intelligent fighter, a much stronger fighter and a much better fighter. I invite everyone to come out on Friday and see how good I am.

“I’ve been working hard since January. We’re back on track and feeling great. I’m going to have Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Then Friday, I’m going to put it on this cat.

“I want to be remembered as a great champion who never left anything in the ring. The only thing I’m going to leave in the ring on Friday is Mayorga’s blood.

“I’m humbled by the fact that this is my last fight and I am fighting in Los Angeles. I’m really going to soak up this win because this will be my last one.

“The only time I’ve hated someone this much was when I fought Ross Thompson. When I knocked him down I spit on him because he sucker-punched me at the press conference.

“I’m not going to spit on Mayorga because I’ll get fined. But I am going to knock him down and tell that joke to get him back up so I can knock him down again

“There are going to be a lot of crazy Mexicans (at STAPLES). The fight is going to be crazy. I’m just a Mexican from Oxnard, and I am going to show my fans a true fight. They are in for a treat.

“Analyze the fans when I come out of the tunnel. (See) how crazy they are. (Watch) how they react to me. I want you to compare them to the fans of the top 10 guys now in boxing. You’ll see how crazy my fans are because they’re like me.

“They are crazy, they are fanatical and I love that. I have the best fans in the world.

“I want to retire before I’m 30 years old and I turn 30 in a few weeks.

“I’m looking forward to this and putting on a great show. Mayorga is going to lose as many pints of blood as he wants to on Friday. If he keeps getting back up, he is going to keep losing more blood.

“It won’t go past six rounds.”

RICARDO MAYORGA

“Vargas started running before the press conference began. One of his handlers had to stop him and bring him back to the press conference.

“I am going to carry a 14-pound pig named Vargas into the ring. Vargas is nothing more than a pig. That is all that he is.

(Holding up a photo of Vargas) “You see this fat girl in this photo? This is the fat girl I am going to knock out. I would like to introduce her to you today. She is Fernando Vargas.

“Do you know who Vargas’ best friend is? It is Jenny Craig because she helps him lose weight.

“If Vargas stands and fights, I will knock him out in two rounds. If he chooses to run like a Barbie doll, I will knock him out in four rounds.

(Pointing to a throng of reporters) “Do you see any fear in my eyes? Do you? I’m not afraid of anyone, especially a coward like Vargas.

“I’ve said it all along that I am going to knock his (bleep) out! I don’t like him and I never have. He keeps pushing up the weight because he is too fat. He is just a fatty who thinks he can still fight. He doesn’t have any fight left in him. He is a coward.

“I’m going to hit him like he’s never been hit before. He doesn’t want to be in the same ring as me.

“Once I knock him out, Mexico is going to stand up and cheer for me. They will cheer for the true champion.

“Just to show you how confident I am in myself, I went to Las Vegas and dropped $1 million on myself to win by knockout. It doesn’t matter if Vargas is in shape or not. He has taken too many hits and suffered too many brutal losses. He shouldn’t be in the ring anymore.

“After I knock him out, I’ll explain to him how I did it because he is not going to know what hit him.

“If that plastic divider wasn’t separating us, I would have definitely hit him.

“I said this before but it is worth repeating. My mother’s birthday is coming up and one of the gifts I am giving her is a knockout of Vargas.”
 
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