News: WealthTV; Fortuna vs. Hyland; Hanks vs. Allen
SAN DIEGO —Tonight on WealthTV and www.wealthtv.com a memorable weekend of boxing kicks off with the exclusive rebroadcast of the leading candidate for 2012 Fight of The Year between WBO Flyweight champion and WBA king Hernan Marquez.
The bout, which took place on November 17th was a thrilling war which many boxing scribes called the fight of the year but the best televised card of 2012.
In the bout, Viloria scored three knockdowns en route to a tenth round stoppage which was full of non-stop two way action.
The card begins at 9pm eastern and will also feature the thrilling WBA Light Flyweight championship bout between champion Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada.
Gonzalez took the twelve round unanimous decision in a fight that was competitive and had many high drama moments.
Two important Heavyweight bouts from the United Kingdom highlight a weekend of Live boxing on WealthTV & www.wealthtv.com
On Friday afternoon, Undefeated former Olympic Silver Medal winner David Price (14-0, KO’s) takes on former world title challenger Matt Skelton (28-6, 23 KO’s) beginning 2:30 pm eastern / 11:30 am Pacific with a replay at 10 pm eastern / 7 pm Pacific
Then on Saturday, the war of words will finally be settled in the ring when America’s Hope to Bring the Heavyweight champion back to the United States, Kevin Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KO’s) takes on undefeated giant Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) in a WBC Elimination bout.
Johnson – Fury begins at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific.
“This weekend is a going to be a fantastic weekend of boxing. To start everything off on Thursday night with the rebroadcast of Viloria – Marquez and to follow that up with two live bouts Friday and Saturday that have huge implications in the Heavyweight division just shows that WealthTV wants to bring the best fights from around the world to the many great fans In the United States:, said WealthTV President Charles Herring
These Cant-Miss fights can be seen on WealthTV nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing on numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com .
LAS VEGAS (November 29, 2012) - Irish and boxing have been synonymous for more than a century. Undefeated featherweight Patrick "The Punisher" Hyland, one of three prizefighting Hyland brothers, certainly embodies the popular sobriquet, "The Fightin' Irish."
Dublin-native Hyland (27-0, 12 KOs) plans to continue making Irish boxing history on December 8, when he fights fellow undefeated challenger Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna for the interim World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title, fighting on the HBO Pay-Per-View event headlined by Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marguez 4, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Hyland, who is promoted by Final Round Promotions and Team Snooki Boxing, made a major commitment to boxing a year ago, moving from Ireland to Marlboro, New York in order to be trained by two-time two-division world champion Tracy Harris Patterson. Rated No. 6 by the WBA, Hyland already holds the Republic of Ireland boxing record for most consecutive wins to start a professional career (27), and he'll become the first Ireland-born world featherweight champion with a win Dec. 8.
Hyland would become the first Irishman to capture a world title since Bernard Dunne (WBA super bantamweight) in 2009, also joining Dunne and Stevie Collins as the only Dubliners as world champions. In fact, Hyland would be only the seventh Irishman (Ireland national born), dating back to the late 1800's, in an exclusive group that also includes George Gardner, Mike McTigue and Hall of Famers Barry McGuigan and Jack McAuliffe.
"I've had tunnel vision for this fight and didn't know I could become the first world featherweight champion born in Ireland," Hyland said. "It feels great to hear that as well as have a chance to be mentioned in the same class with those other Irish world boxing champions."
WBA No. 2-rated Fortuna (20-0, 15 KOs), fighting out of the Dominican Republic, is a 23-year-old southpaw. "Fortuna is an explosive fighter and it's a pleasure to share the ring with him," always the gentleman Hyland noted. "He's a lefty, which is a problem for most right-handed fighters, but we've trained hard to move to the left. I have to stay sharp and focused, especially the first few rounds, so he doesn't catch me. Our plan is to take him into deep water and see what he has left."
Hyland will be fighting in Las Vegas for the first time. He doesn't plan on hitting the strip, at least not on this particular trip, and everything there has been all business for the personable boxer with a thick brogue.
"It's hard to describe," Hyland spoke about fighting on the HBO PPV in Las Vegas. "Manny Pacquaio is the best known boxer in the world and fighting on his undercard hasn't really sunk in, yet, and it probably won't until after the fight It has gone through my mind but it's all been positive We have two unbeaten fighters who both want to win and get that belt. We'll put on a show, fighting on the biggest stage (HBO PPV in Las Vegas), and we could steal the show."
One of Hyland's promoters, Mike Pascale (Final Round Promotions), believes that it's Hyland's time to shine. "This fight is the culmination of Patrick's training as a boxer since the age of seven. As always, he has trained hard and will lay it all on the line on December 8th. The Hyland-Fortuna fight will be a real barnburner. Patrick will shock many when his arm is raised as the winner. This is Patrick Hyland's time and he will not be denied."
New York (November 29, 2012) The professional boxing card originally set for Friday, DECEMBER 14 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York has been postponed to Saturday, FEBRUARY 2, 2013, it was announced today by Star Boxing and the Times Union Center.
"We had a terrific card planned but the main event featuring undefeated world ranked heavyweight Joe "The Future" Hanks against undefeated Fred Allen will not happen. Unfortunately Fred Allen pulled out of the fight. This was an excellent matchup featuring two, young undefeated heavyweights from the United States, but the promoter of the event - Star Boxing has secured an even better heavyweight challenger, which will give our fans something more exciting on February 2," said Bob Belber, General Manager of the Times Union Center.
"We deeply regret having to reschedule this event, but we want to be sure to give fans an opponent worthy of facing Hanks for the title. Therefore we are moving the card to FEBRUARY 2 and we look forward to returning to the Times Union Center and presenting a terrific card featuring the Joe Hanks title fight for the great fans in the Albany area in February," said Joe DeGuardia - President of Star Boxing.
Fans may use the December 14 tickets for the rescheduled date on February 2. For any fans that prefer a refund, refunds will be made at the point of purchase by no later than December 14 . Full details of the FEBRUARY 2 event will be announced shortly.