Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade Returns June 11
On June 11, Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade returns to action againts Willie "The Great" Nelson on "Showtime Championship Boxing" live from Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
After dealing with promotional issues, Andrade now has a three-year promotional contract that gives his company, A Team Promotions, 50 percent of his promotional rights to go along with 25 percent each for Banner Promotions and Star Boxing.
"I've always been in a good place, mentally, because I have confidence in myself," said Andrade on what he went through during his long stretch outside of the ring."I continued training hard. The politics of boxing, well, I'm not 100 percent there yet. Not until I'm actually in the ring and fighting will I actually know if that's worked out for me."
Barthelemy-Bey Weigh-In Open To The Public
The weigh-in for Friday's "Premier Boxing Champions" card featuring Barthelemy vs Bey will take place this Thursday, June 2 at the Paradise Live Theater at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The event will be open to the public and begins at 3pm.
Rodriguez vs Guevara Set For Co-Main Event June 3
Undefeated bantamweight Emmanuel Rodriguez (14-0 10KOs) will battle experienced Mexican Alberto Guevara (24-2 9KOs) in the 10-round co-main event of "Premier Boxing Champions" on Spike June 3.
GH3 Promotions O'Shaquie Foster To Fight Saturday In Springfield, Virginia
This Saturday night, GH3 Promotions stable member O'Shaquie Foster will be in action at the Springfield ABC in Springfield, Virginia. Foster of Houston, TX has a record of 10-1 with seven KOs and will be facing Larry Darnell Ventus (6-10-1 3KOs) in a six-round lightweight bout.
Barthelemy-Bey Final Quotes
This Friday, June 3, Rances Barthelemy and Mickey Bey headline the latest installment of "Premier Boxing Champions" from the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL and live on Spike. Both fighters took part in the final press conference and had the following to say:
"I'm very excited to be fighting here close to Miami. This is a second home for Cubans and I'm really motivated to put on a great performance for the fans.
"Don't miss this fight. Get there early, because it might not go five. Get ready for a great night of boxing."
"I want to give Rances props for stepping up and taking the fight. This is the beautiful thing about boxing, the best fighting the best.
"You have a two-time champion fighting a world champion that never lost his belt in the ring. That says it all right there. We're two elite fighters. We're both going for glory.
"I'm coming to get what is rightfully mine. Don't miss it."
Vargas-Salido Workout Quotes
Before their June 4 bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA, Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido hosted a workout today in LA. Below are quotes from the fighters:
"I'm ready to give another incredible fight to the fans. I have always said I want to fight the best, and Salido is one of the best.
"The only thing on my mind is to win this fight on Saturday. It's up to the fans to decide if I'm number one."
"I'm a warrior and Vargas is a warrior. The ones who will win will be the fans.
"When you get into boxing, you are mentally prepared to get knocked down. Every time I've been knocked down, I just get back up again and fight."
Linares Renews With Golden Boy
Golden Boy Promotions announced this week the renewal of one of their top stars in their stable. Jorge Linares will continue fighting under the Golden Boy banner as he signed a multi-year contract.
"Golden Boy Promotions is an elite promoter and they have treated me well over the years, so there was no question that I was going to re-sign with them," said Linares.
"There are a lot of big fights our there for Jorge and we're going to pull out all the stops to give him the platform he deserves," said founder Oscar De La hoya.
Vasquez-Bone Weigh-In Open To The Public
The weigh-in for Saturday's "Premier Boxing Champions" event featuring Miguel Vasquez vs Erick Bone will be open to the public. The event takes place Friday, May 27 at 3:30pm at the Holiday Inn San Antonio - International Airport (77 NE Interstate Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216).
Barthelemy, Bey Give Deserved Credit To Their Trainers
With one week to go until Rances Barthelemy faces Mickey Bey for the IBF lightweight world title, both fighters took time out from their respective training camps to talk about their trainers and give them credit to getting them to where they are today.
Barthelemy, who is trained by Ismael Salas, says there is no better trainer in world. "To me, Ismael is the best trainer in the world," said Barthelemy. "Having gone through different trainers throughout my career, I am glad that I found Salas. We clicked right off the bat, and him being a Cuban and having a successful background both in the Cuban amateur system and in the pros, he's been able to incorporate the best from both worlds in his training methods."
Meanwhile, Bey is trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr. at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV. "Floyd Sr. has been my trainer for about 12 years. We've been together since I was teenager and before I turned pro. he is an old school trainer and he knows the science of boxing."
"Being around the other Mayweather Promotions fighters provides a lot of energy to training because everybody is striving to be the best they can be."
"It's been a blessing to be able to train with him for so long. We gelled from the beginning and I have definitely grown a lot as a fighter."
Rosado Added To Vargas-Salido Card
Fan favorite and film star "King" Gabriel Rosado has been added to the June 4 undercard of the Vargas-Salido main event at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Rosado will face Antonio Gutierrez in a 10-round middleweight attraction that will be streamed live on Ring TV.
Lo Greco vs Elegele Headlines "Premier Boxing Champions" June 12
On Sunday June 12, welterweights Phil Lo Greco and Joseph Elegele will headline a "Premier Boxing Champions" card at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL. The action will be streamed live on BounceTV.com
Tickets are now on sale at www.thelakelandcenter.com
Bute Responds To Anti-Doping Test
Lucian Bute issued the following statement regarding the recent report of him testing positive for Ostarine:
"I am surprised and sorry about this. I don't understand what led to this positive result," Bute said. "I have always passed every anti-doping test that I was asked to take since I won a world title. More recently for my fight against James DeGale, in Quebec City, last November, I was tested eight times from before my training camp until after my fight. I have never taken any illegal products. I have a complete trust in my team. There will be an analysis of the B sample and I am sure that this result will be negative."
Alvarado, Korobov Headline June 25 Top Rank Card
Boxing returns to Dallas, TX on June 25 as Top Rank presents a nationally televised card featuring Mike Alvarado vs Josh Torres in the main event and Matt Korobov squaring off against local favorite Brian Vera on the undercard.
Tickets for the event are now on sale at thebombfactory.com.
Bute Tests Positive
The D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission recently notified the WBC regarding the finding of the banned substance "Ostarine" in the post-fight anti-doping test of Lucian Bute following his bout against Badou Jack on April 30.
Weights From Atlantic City
Isiah Seldon 156 vs Eddie Edmond 158
Chuck Mussachio 183 vs Willis Lockett 205.3
Adrian Wilson 147.3 vs Quan Johnson 148.6
Soloman Maye 226.7 vs Quian Davis 253
LeRoy Davila 116.9 vs Dominic Whitehurst 117.5
Nick Kisner 197.8 vs Lamont Capers 196.2
Mosley Plans To Put On A Clinic
When Shane Mosley returns to the ring this weekend against David Avanesyan, he plans on putting on a clinic. During the final press conference this week, Mosley proclaimed "I plan to put on a clinic. I'm not just going to win. I'm going to annihilate him. The winner will earn a title bout against the winner of the upcoming Thurman-Porter contest.