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Ivan Calderon: This Time I'll Fight My Fight, And Win

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Former WBO and The Ring light flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon will be seeking revenge April 2 against the only man to defeat him, current 108-pound king Giovani “El Guerrero Azteca” Segura, in their highly-anticipated rematch headlining the “La Revancha” Pay-Per-View event, live from Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico.

Prior to fighting Segura, Calderon appeared to be invincible having ruled the 108-pound division as WBO light flyweight champion for more than three years (six successful title defences), as well as the 105-pound WBO minimum-weight division (11 successful title defences) from 2003 until he moved up in weight in 2007. Ivan is currently rated No. 1 by The Ring and No. 3 by the WBO.

He had taken on and defeated the best light flyweight and minimum-weight world champions and challengers, including Rodel Mayol, Reyes, Higo Fidel Cazares (twice), Nelson Dieppa, Issac Bustos, Roberto Carlos Leyva, Ednar Cardenas, Alex Sanchez and Eduardo Ray Marquez.

“Everything has been real good and I’m already at 110 pounds,” Calderon said from his Puerto Rico-based training camp. “I’m working hard in training to make sure that I do better than I did in the first fight against Segura. My fans will be in Mexico with me in spirit. I know a lot of people will be booing me there, but I know how to control that and remain focused in the ring.

“My first loss has me hungrier and I’m training differently. For the first time in 10 years I’m not living at home with my family. I stay at camp and live in my trainer’s house; it’s just me and him, none of my family around. I’ve also been doing more work with weights to strengthen my arms and legs.”

The 28-year-old Segura (26-1-1, 22 KOs), fighting out of Bell, California by way of Mexico, captured the WBO, The Ring and WBA Super light flyweight titles last October, when he knocked-out the previously unbeaten champion Calderon (34-1-1, 6 KOs) in the eighth round in Puerto Rico. Segura was leading (69-64, 68-65, 67-66) on all three judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage.

“I didn’t train right for our first fight,” Calderon added. “My leg muscles were injured. I couldn’t run and training days were suspended in the gym. I usually spar 100 rounds but all I had was 45 for the last fight. No excuses, he did the job, but that wasn’t the Ivan everybody knows. I need to be able to move my legs to control the fight. I couldn’t move because of my legs and he worked my body good. I had to go toe-to-toe with him. He controlled the fight.

“He’s not a good technical fighter, but he’s strong and keeps pressure on his opponent. He did hurt me with body shots. He’s not a real 105-pound fighter; he’s a natural 112-115 pounder. He was real hungry to knock me out and he did the job.

“I believe this fight will be different because I will box more. I will leave Mexico with my belt. Mexicans don’t like to watch my style of boxing but I don’t care if they yell or boo. I will fight my fight and make the judges love my style, so I get the decision.”

The co-feature matches Mexican featherweight champion and three-time world title challenger, Ricardo “Piola” Castillo (39-9-2, 26 KOs), against former WBC Continental Americas super featherweight titlist Joksan “El Torito” Hernandez (21-3, 14 KOs) in a 10-round bout.  Castillo is the younger brother of 2-time world lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by julian25 on 03-22-2011

LOL! Since cack-gobbler Borderpatrol managed to hijack this thread too, (as he normally does with most ) I wanna say "f-u, mofo phagget!!" Why not talk boxing instead of your typical racist rants? I visit several educated forums online, but…

Comment by ManOfVictory on 03-22-2011

[QUOTE=BorderPatrol;10268931]I already spoke to you about sounding like a jealous phaggot with regard to the fine asss chick I had in my avatar you envious mongol.[/QUOTE] LOL......that fat bit.ch ur girl?????? Fkn fat COW..LOL

Comment by BorderPatrol on 03-22-2011

[QUOTE=ManOfVictory;10268623]I think i hear your pig calling you.......go feed you pig instead you old a.ss fa.g.got![/QUOTE] I already spoke to you about sounding like a jealous phaggot with regard to the fine asss chick I had in my avatar you…

Comment by BorderPatrol on 03-22-2011

[QUOTE=budfr;10268902]Of course Mexicans don´t like his style. He runs and hugs like the monkey he is. Puerto Ricans that fight like that are a disgrace to all Latinos. Most of them are.[/QUOTE] So you equate a slick fighter like Calderon…

Comment by xcaret v3 on 03-22-2011

Calderon got his ass beat in front of his hometown with a fuken ring size of a football field, nothing will change, he will get stopped sooner.

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