Nino-Mayol in technical draw
The WBC light flyweight championship fight between Rodel Mayol (26-3-2, 20 KOs) and Omar Niño (27-3-2, 11 KOs) ended in a third round technical draw on Saturday night at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Mexico. In round three, Niño hit Mayol with a clear low blow and while Mayol was waiting for referee Vic Drakulich to step in, Niño threw a left hook that knocked Mayol out cold. Mayol, who had drawn the WBC’s ire by questioning his ability to get fair officiating in Mexico, kept his title despite being was taken from the ring on a stretcher.
Vazquez Jr. KOs Sonsona
n a clash for the vacant WBO junior featherweight championship, Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. (18-0-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over previously unbeaten former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona (14-1-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Vazquez Jr., son of Puerto Rican ring great Wilfredo Vazquez, took over the fight in round two and battered the 19-year-old former 115lb champion who had moved up two divisions to the deck in the fourth. A Vazquez left hook to the body ended it for Sonsona at the 2:01 mark. He did not beat the count of referee Luis Pabon.
The Arroyo Twins, recently signed by PR Best after highly successful amateur careers, both had successful pro debuts. Amateur flyweight world champion McWilliams Arroyo (1-0, 1 KO) laid out Eliecer Sanchez (0-1) with a huge straight right hand after just 1:46 of round one. Sanchez was down for several minutes. Bantamweight McJoe Arroyo (1-0, 1 KO) had no problems with Giovanni Rivera (0-3) scoring a second round KO. McJoe dropped Arroyo in round one and finished him in round two. Time was :25.
Unbeaten 6′6 Olympian cruiserweight Carlos Negron (8-0, 6 KOs) scored an explosive first round KO over Rudy Ashworth (5-8, 1 KO). Negron scored three knockdowns, the final one for the count. Time was 2:59.
Fightwriter on 'Double Assault
Vazquez-Sonsona: Two exciting, unbeaten young fighters meet for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title in the main event on Saturday’s Double Assault PPV show when Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., with a Puerto Rican crowd behind him and his ex-champ father in his corner, faces his stiffest test against Filipino Marvin Sonsona. The fight will be preceded by the Rodel Mayol-Omar Nino Romero championship bout in Mexico, but the Vazquez-Sonsona bout is the one that I am awaiting with the greater sense of anticipation. Continued »
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Mayol-Nino: Unfortunately, some discord has developed concerning Rodel Mayol’s WBC light-flyweight title defence against Omar Nino Romero in Mexico on Saturday night. The Filipino camp has expressed concerns about getting fair treatment in Romero’s hometown of Guadalajara, and the WBC has responded by expressing surprise and pointing out that the organisation stood behind Mayol when he won the title in highly controversial fashion against Edgar Sosa in Mexico last November.
There will be a neutral referee, Vic Drakulich, of Nevada, plus three U.S. judges. Continued »
Mayol, Nino make weight
Rodel Mayol 107.8 vs Omar Nino 108
(WBC light flyweight championship)
Daniel Estrada 135 vs Angel Alirio Rivero 135
(WBC Youth lightweight championship)
Venue: Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: Boxeo De Gala
Sonsona, Vazquez make weight
Marvin Sonsona 121.4 vs. Wilfredo Vázquez Jr 122
(WBO super bantamweight title)
José Ángel Beranza 121.4 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 122
Roy Ashworth 185 vs. Carlos Negrón 186
Eliecer Sánchez 114.2 vs. Mcwilliams Arroyo 113
Giovanni Rivera 118.2 vs. Mcjoe Arroyo 118
Efigenio Pérez 145.8 vs. Luis González 140.4
Marcos Adorno 155.2 vs. Giovanni Rodríguez 154.8
Osenohad Vázquez 141 vs. Jorge Pérez Adorno 140.2
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions
Mayol loosens up
Photo: Rodel “Bantang Mandaue” Mayol stretching out before a workout in preparation for his title defense Saturday night against No. 1 contender Omar “Giant Killer” Nino in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mayol-Nino is one of two world title fights airing on “The Double Assault” split site pay-per-view, distributed in North Amrican by Integrated Sports media, live from Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The pay-per-view event will begin at 9pm ET/6pm PT on both cable and satellite. The PPV cost will be $34.95 and available in Puerto Rico, U.S., Canada, Philippines, Central and South America. Tickets can be purchased by calling (787) 792-5000 or online at www.tcpr.com. Tickets are priced at $20, $40, $75, $125, $150 and $300.
Double Assault PR presser
The final presser for the pay-per-view event titled ‘Making History’ was held today in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions. The main event will feature Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) vs. former world champion Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs) of the Philippines. The two will square off for real this Saturday at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. For more details and photos click here…
Final presser quotes
The final presser for Saturday night's "Double Assault" PPV-card was held today. "I am ready physically and mentally for this fight," said Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr., who takes on Marvin Sonsona in the main event. "We taken training seriously and I'm in the best condition that I can be. We are focused on our opponent and when we get in the ring, Sonsona will see that wanting to fight me was wrong.”
Sonsona predicted an upset: "At this weight I feel great; stronger and my punch is stronger, too," he said. "I think I have everything to beat Vazquez and I have much more experience than him. I'm going to win that title and show my skills in the ring.”
Two titles on the line Saturday night
Styles make fights and Saturday night’s WBC light flyweight title bout between Filipino power puncher Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol and stylish Mexican boxer Omar “Giant Killer” Nino shapes-up as a potential classic from Guadalajara, Mexico on “The Double Assault” pay-per-view extravaganza. The 12-round main event matches Mayol (26-4-1, 20 KOs) defending his crown against the WBC #1 contender, former WBC light flyweight titlist Nino (28-3-1, 20 KOs). Also airing on the entertaining Guadalajara card, presented by Boxeo De Gala, is a 10-round WBC Youth lightweight championship bout between defending champ Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (21-1, 17 KOs) and veteran Angel Alirio “El Morocho” Rivero (21-7-1, 14 KOs) . . . |more|
'Nino''s gloves ready to do the talking
He is well known as "giant killer" for being the one that defeated Brian Viloria, lt. flyweight champion of that time. It was October 10th, 2006 when Omar Niño Romero arrived as a new "victim" for Viloria, but he not only took the belt, he also gave Viloria the first defeat in his career. Sadly, following the fight Romero tested positive for amphetamines and he was suspended for a year by the Nevada Athletic Commision. Though following tests came up negative, the damage was done. Now, three years later, "Nino", still loyal to the sport at 32 years, is ready to achieve fame and fortune he has been denied. On Saturday night, he will be recognized as the giant-killer he is. Romero and manager Miguel Ángel Rangel say that Mayol will be defeated as Viloria was. This Saturday, they say, the gloves will talk.
Sonsona ready for another world title
Filipino sensation “Marvelous” Marvin Sonoma is hungry to capture another world title, as well as overcoming the aftereffect of losing his WBO super flyweight belt on the scales in his last fight, this coming Saturday night in the highly-anticipated showdown against hometown hero Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez, Jr. for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight championship . . . |more|
Q&A: Vazquez Jr.
Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) squares off against former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) this Saturday, February 27th. The bout will be the main event and take place at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions. You could say Vázquez Jr. has already beaten the odds with his success to date as a professional as he has done it without ever having fought as an amateur. Vázquez Jr. is now one victory away from making history. A Vázquez Jr. win Saturday night would make he and his father Wilfredo Vázquez Sr. the first father and son pair to have won a world title under the same promoter (Tuto Zabala). Fightnews spoke with Vázquez Jr. who is now just days away from his first world title fight . . . |more| Photo: Jose I. Perez Cabrera
Vazquez on Telemundo
Unbeaten WBO #2 rated jr featherweight Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) appears on the popular Telemundo program “Titulares y Mas” with Edgar Lopez, Karim Mendiburu and Mirella Grisales. Vazquez, or “WV2″ as he is becoming known, will take on Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title on Saturday in a pay-per-view showdown from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Vazquez hosts open workout
Photos from Friday's open workout. Photos by All Star Boxing.
Vazquez, Sonsona on weight
Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) and former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) both comfortably made their 7 day pre-fight weigh-in with maximum limits allowed today. Vázquez Jr. weighed in at 127.5 in Miami. Sonsona weighed in at 126 pounds from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The maximum weight allowed for the 7 day pre-fight weigh-in was 128.1 pounds. 122 pounds will be the max limit for their WBO junior featherweight world title fight February 27th. The bout will take place at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions.
Sonsona fit and ready
Former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) and trainer Nonito Donaire Sr. work the mitts during a recent training session in Puerto Rico. Sonsona having arrived in Puerto Rico this past Monday is closing in on fight week for his showdown with Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs). The two will square off February 27th at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions. Sonsona spoke with Fightnews in regards to his upcoming bout and Sonsona’s trainer Nonito Donaire joined in on the interview as well . . . |more|
Sonsona fit and ready
Former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) worked out today in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico at the Gimnasio Wilfredo Gómez. Sonsona will battle Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) February 27 at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions.
Mijares injury changes PPV line-up
An injury to Cristian Mijares has forced the former 2-time world champion off a February 27 card in Cancun, which has been cancelled and replaced by a world-class show in Guadalajara, Mexico, on “The Double Assault” pay-per-view extravaganza . . . |more|
Sonsona arrives in Puerto Rico
Former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) arrived in Puerto Rico early this morning for his upcoming vacant WBO junior featherweight title fight with Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) The two will square off on February 27 at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions.
Vazquez Jr. ready to make history
WBC Latino super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs), the proud son of two-time world champion Wilfredo Vasquez, plans to make Puerto Rican history February 27th when he fights former WBO super flyweight titlist “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. “This is a very important fight because we will make history in Puerto Rico by being the first father and son world champions, also with the same promoter (Tuto Zabala, Jr.),” Vasquez, Jr. explained.
Vasquez, Sr. was a great bantamweight and super bantamweight in the late eighties and early nineties who had a pro record of 56-9-2 (41 KOs). “I am happy and proud,” he said about his son. My son fights like me. He inherited my punching power and he punches like a junior welterweight!”
Throwback fighter Henry takes on Garay
Light heavyweight contender Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry hopes to parlay his explosive win by sixth-round technical knockout of Shaun George, last July on ESPN, into a February 27 upset of former WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Hernan “Pigu” Garay for the WBA Interim title . . . |more|
Sonsona Faces Toughest Test
Orion Sports Management, one of Canada’s top boxing promotional companies, presents a star-studded night of world championship boxing, featuring a pair of world title fights, Saturday night, Feb. 27, from Bayamon, Puerto Rico and Juarez, Mexico, live on Viewers’ Choice Pay Per View, and Shaw Cable . . . |more|
Integrated Sports Media distributing two live
World Championship fights on Feb. 27 PPV show
Integrated Sports Media, North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events, delivers the best of two live championship shows, featuring a pair of world title fights, Saturday night, Feb. 27 from Puerto Rico and Mexico . . . |more|
WBO Junior Featherweight Championship
WILFREDO VAZQUEZ JR. vs. MARVIN SONSONA
Live on Pay-Per-View from Bayanos, Puerto Rico
WBC Light Flyweight Championship
RODEL MAYOL vs. OMAR 'NINO' ROMERO
Live on Pay-Per-View from Guadalajara, Mexico
The unique, double-barrelled broadcast is being distributed in the United States and Canada by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, DISH Network, Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV for a suggested retail price of only $34.95.
The broadcast is available on Pay Per View in Puerto Rico beginning at 9:00 pm local time.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (787) 792-5000 or online at www.tcpr.com . Tickets are priced at $20, $40, $75, $125, $150 and $300
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