According to tmz.com, Oscar De La Hoya has checked himself into rehab for substance abuse issues. For anyone who follows De La Hoya on twitter, you may have noticed the random and peculiar tweets throughout the last few days coming from De La Hoya’s twitter page.
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Montreal, Canada (May 18)…Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and Jean Pascal made it clear at today’s final press conference in Montreal, Canada that they both want to let their fists do the talking when they meet this Saturday, May 21 at the Bell Center in Montreal in a bout that will be televised live on HBO’s World Championship Boxing® in the United States and on pay-per-view in Canada. Hopkins spoke first, repeating the statement he made at the final press conference in December prior to his first fight against Pascal. Pascal then approached the podium and made the same statement. Both fighters immediately exited the press conference venue, showing they are 100 percent focused on Saturday night’s WBC, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Championship fight.
ST. CHARLES, Mo.-Promoter Don King will bring Devon Alexander “The Great” (21-1, 13 KOs) back to the St. Louis area on June 25 to face a significant test in his hometown from noted Argentine knockout artist and World Boxing Organization No.-3 ranked contender Lucas Matthysse (28-1, 26 KOs) at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.
King will support the Alexander-Matthysse main event with a history-making fight card that will mark the first time four world championships have been presented in Missouri during a single event.
May 16, 2011 – A multitude of fans congregated in the city of Gilroy, California yesterday to honor their hometown hero, Five-Time World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, as May 15, 2011 was officially declared Robert Guerrero Day in the garlic capitol of the world and The Ghost was officially commended for his accomplishments in the ring and his roll as a community leader.
Montreal, Canada (May 16) – When former Two-Division World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins enters the ring this Saturday, May 21 to face WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal Canada, he will be 46 years, four months and six days old, over a half a year (192 days) older that George Foreman was when he defeated Michael Moorer for the heavyweight championship on November 5, 1994. A win for Hopkins not only means becoming the Light Heavyweight World Champion again, but it also means he will break Foreman’s longstanding record as the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a major world title.
CARSON, Calif. (May 14, 2011) – Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Andre Ward moved one win away from claiming the ground-breaking inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup with a convincing 12-round unanimous decision over “King” Arthur Abraham at The Home Depot Center Saturday on SHOWTIME®.
Undefeated Gold medalist Andre “SOG” Ward put on a dominating Boxing display against veteran Arthur Abraham. Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) came out strong, moving forward and surprising everyone with his quick jab. But by round 4, Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) made the necessary adjustments and pounded away on Abraham. Doubling up on his jab, Ward was able to win the last 8 round. Judges at ringside scored the bout 120-108, 118-110, 118-111. Touchgoves.com had the fight 118-110 for Andre. Ward moves on to face the winner of the Glen Johnson/Carl Froch fight next month.
On the undercard, a thin 234 lbs Chris Arreola scored a nice 3rd roudn knockout of heavyweight Nagy Aguilera
With the Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup sitting just a few feet away, both Andre “SOG” Ward and “King” Arthur Abraham made weight on Friday at a packed open-to-the-public weigh-in held at the LAX Crowne Plaza.
Today, May 14, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and LIVE on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), the World Boxing Association super middleweight world champion and the Super Six top-seeded Ward (23-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., will take on the power-punching Abraham (32-2, 26 KO) of Berlin, Germany, in a 12-round semifinal bout with the winner earning a spot in the Super Six tournament finals.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Son of the living legend, JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. (42-0-1, 30 KOs), of Culiacan, México, World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion SEBASTIAN ZBIK (30-0, 10 KOs), of Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,Germany.
Also Featured on the Top Rank Card are Baltimore Ravens safety and undefeated cruiserweight TOMMY ZBIKOWSKI (3-0, 2 KOs), and Former US Olympian and Local Boy Vanes Martirosyan (29-0, 19 KOs)
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Universum Media Network, TECATE and STAPLES Center, the Chávez, Jr. vs. Zbik world middleweight championship will take place Saturday, June 4, at STAPLES Center, and marks the first fight Chávez Jr. has fought in Los Angeles in six years. It will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. The world championship event will be highlighted by a celebration of the boxing career of Julio César Chávez, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame the following week.
Tickets to Zbik vs. Chávez Jr., priced at $250, $150, $100, $75 and $50, are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.staplescenter.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000, or at the STAPLES Center box office.