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Q&A: DENNIS HOBSON ON SOUTH YORKSHIRE’S BOXING SCENE

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Sam Omaison - needs a test in his next fight.

Sam O’maison did not disappoint in headlining your last show...what’s next for the lad?

His last fight was supposed to be a 50-50, but that kind of (quick) KO happens in boxing.

Sam showed his quality, caught the kid early and got him out of there in 30 seconds. He needs more rounds against someone that will test him, against a seasoned pro, and then he’ll be ready for a title. Everything needs to go through Ryan Rhodes, but I’m happy to have him under our promotional banner.

Keith Thurman versus Shawn Porter was postponed, but both are potential future opponents for Kell Brook. How would you see Kell doing against either?

Kell did great over in the States when he beat Porter. It was a close fight and I wasn’t sure he’d get the decision over there, but thankfully he did and we got another Sheffield world champion. If Thurman does beat Porter though, he’s a more formidable opponent. For Kell to get into the elite group of fighters where you don’t sometimes need a belt around your waist to get the big fights, he needs to fight more marquee names. Then he’ll be in big money fights.

At the moment, Kell’s career isn’t progressing as fast as I’d like to have seen it. I’d have tried to get him in with bigger name fighters, and it would be great to have him box them in Sheffield.

I think they have to be careful he doesn’t stagnate; he needs to get in with marquee names and that’s not happening at the moment.

The Khan fight should have happened; it didn’t I think because there were too many cooks spoiling the broth. Now he’s got his mandatory, which doesn’t really excite.

Jason Cunningham has bounced back since being beaten by Ross Burkinshaw - your view on him now he has won the English title?

He’s a lovely lad, and hopefully he goes on to fight for the Commonwealth again because I’ve worked with Stefy Bull on a couple of occasions and helped with Jason’s progress. Stefy has done a great job with him.

The experience he’s had, winning and losing the Commonwealth, moving down to super-flyweight to challenge for the British title, and then moving back up to bantamweight will add to his game.

And Gavin McDonnell?

Gavin’s done very well. Stefy has done a good job with him. His brother achieving what he’s achieved has given him a springboard. He’s fit and game. He’s improved a lot; it would be a fantastic achievement if twins from South Yorkshire both became world champions.

Read More: http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/boxing/q-a-dennis-hobson-on-south-yorkshire-s-boxing-scene-1-7758410#ixzz41kQ0f1Qd

HUCK - AFALOBI ON A 4th TIMER

DOUBLE-ACTION COMES EXCLUSIVELY LIVE ON BOXNATION FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC TOMORROW NIGHT WHEN CRUISERWEIGHT WARRIORS MARCO HUCK AND OLA AFOLABI CLASH FOR A FOURTH TIME FOLLOWED BY POUND-FOR POUND BEST CANDIDATE  TERENCE CRAWFORD’S COLLISION WITH HANK LUNDy.

from Richrd Maynard

Huck and Afolabi get the night underway when they meet for the fourth time at the Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, Germany, in a crucial crossroads fight for both men with winner going  on to a possible World title shot.

Serbian born, German resident, Huck is 2-0-1 going into the fight against London born Afolabi with the previous encounters being close and exciting affairs and although Huck’s WBO World title was previously on the line this time Afolabi’s IBO World title is up for contention.

“Käpt’n" Huck lost his WBO crown in a shock defeat to Krzysztof Glowacki last August in his American debut, but it was a thrilling fight that saw Glowacki floored in the sixth round and then rally back to stop Huck in the eleventh.

The 31-year-old will be looking to prove that he is not finished and has one more shot at glory with a strong performance against Afolabi.  Although his preparations could have taken a hit when he revealed last week that he had split with trainer Conni Mittermeier and joined up with Varol Vekiloglu just 10 days before the fight. 

For Afolabi, he’ll be looking to continue his hot form on the back of his stunning fifth round knockout of hard Russian Rakhim Chakhkiev last November when he went into the fight as the underdog.  In the fight prior, Afolabi extended Interim IBF World Champion Victor Emilio Ramirez the distance in Argentina and lost on the scorecards.  

At 35, the man known as Kryptonite, knows that a victory over his rival - which would be his first - is crucial if he is to get a fourth world title opportunity.

Related imageOnce the dust settles in Germany, the action switches to the Mecca of Boxing at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden (PICTURED) where American star Crawford defends his WBO World Super-Lightweight Championship against Hammerin’ Hank in a potential thriller.

“Bud” Crawford is on the cusp of becoming boxing’s next big crossover star following Floyd Mayweather Jnr’s retirement and the soon to be retired Manny Pacquiao and many believe the all-action and exciting Omaha man could be the one.

Unbeaten in 27 fights with 19 KO’s and with fast switch-hitting hands and power, Crawford shot to prominence when he totally outclassed Ricky Burns in his Glasgow backyard to take the WBO World Lightweight title in March 2014.  

He immediately made a hero’s return to his hometown in Nebraska and inflicted the first loss to former Unified World Featherweight Champion and 2004 Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa with a sensational ninth round knockout in June 2014 in the first defence of the title.  Defences against Raymundo and Thomas Dulorme followed and last time out he smashed Dierry Jean in nine rounds on BoxNation.

The 28-year-old faces a hard test in his MSG debut against the trash-talking Philadelphian Lundy, who took the challenge after top super-lightweights Ruslan Provodnikov, current WBC World Champion Viktor Postol, and former Interim World Champions Lucas Matthysse and Mauricio Herrera all turned down the fight and Lundy is supremely confident with his chances.

At the press conference this week the pair clashed when Crawford nearly pushed Lundy off the stage following their head-to-head stare down after getting annoyed with Lundy’s trash-talking.

Crawford said, “That’s his main objective — to get in my head.  But he doesn’t understand that just makes me fight harder, makes me be better, makes me be sharper. I’m not just going to go in there and try to just knock him out. I’m going to go in there and do what I do. That’s what he doesn’t understand.”

Lundy fired back, “I’ve been watching him ever since he came on the scene at 135, and nothing impressed me. Now, he’s going to have a guy in front of him that can do all the things he can do. It’s going to be a big mistake on his part.”

Also on the card will be fast the rising and undefeated Puerto Rican lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo who defends his WBO Latino Lightweight title against Brazilian William Silva. Britain’s WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan will be keeping a close eye on Verdejo who if he emerges victorious could be a future potential opponent after his clash with Derry Mathews next month.

Live coverage for Huck v Afolabi starts at 7pm on Saturday night with live of Crawford v Lundy beginning at 2am on Sunday morning.  To subscribe to BoxNation (Sky 437/490HD, Virgin 525, Freeview 255, TalkTalk 415, iPhone, iPad or Android and Amazon devices) for only £12 a month visit boxnation.com or to watch online subscribe at watch.boxnation.com

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WBC PRESIDENT’S WEEKLY REPORT FEBRUARY 15-20, 2016

 

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL

Mauricio Sulaimán, President
Cuzco No. 872, México D.F., México, 07300
Phones +52 (55) 57150309 | +52 (55) 51195276
www.wbcboxing.com

         

R.I.P. – WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán – 1931-2014

February 22, 2016

 

Monday, February 15

At the WBC office discussing pending matters with WBC staff.

Interview on TV show at TDN-UNIVISION.

Tuesday, February 16

Interview by Fernando Schwartz on Fox Sports’ “Agenda Fox.”

WBC weekly Press Conference:

In attendance at the press conference were Andres “Jaguar” Gutierrez after his triumph, WBC super flyweight champion, Zulina Muñoz, promoting her next fight, and Edgar Sosa (not pictured), who triumphed in his last fight, and WBC super featherweight champion Francisco “Bandido” Vargas.

Wednesday, February 17

  • Meeting with Talaria Marketing.
  • Attendance at the funeral service of Mr. Antonio Manzur, the father of Mauricio Sulaiman’s wife, Christiane Manzur.

    Thursday, February 18

    Meeting with Dr. Armando Ahued, Mexico City Health Secretary, and Horacio de la Vega, Mexico City Sports Minister, for organizing Sunday Boxing in Reforma Avenue.

    Meeting withCarlos Slim Jr. and Arturo Elias Ayubwith his team Foundation Telmex – Telcel  for program 2016.

    Meeting with Senator Ana Gabriela Guevara addressing WBC Female Convention 2016.

    Friday, February 19

    Meeting with Francisco Posada and WBC staff, addressing WBC Digital Magazine.

    Meeting with Panama Team to present them with boxing equipment.

    Meeting with Alfonso Rivera.

     

    MONGOLIAN BOXERS TO COMPETE IN OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT

     

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     Winners of the 2016 national boxing championship will participate in international tournament that will grant the Olympic quotas. The events will kick off this February 23 in Tangshan of China.

     

    The Mongolian team comprises 12 male and female boxers who will fight in related weight category bouts.

    A gold and silver medalist of each bout will receive the quota to take part in the boxing events of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In the men’s divisions, one winner out of the two bronze medalists will get this right.

    The second Olympic qualification tournament for women boxers will be the Women’s World Championship that will run in Astana of Kazakhstan. It will award quotas to first three winners of each bout.

    The last Olympic qualification competitions for boxers will take place this June 14-16 in Baku of Azerbaijan. Five quotas will be given to boxers.

    As of present, Mongolian boxers have won one gold, two silver and three bronze medals in the Olympic Games. ~

     

     

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    R.I.P. – WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán – 1931-2014  February 2, 2016                         

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