WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT PURSE BID MINUTES

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Purse Bid Minutes

WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
ROMAN “ROCKY” MARTINEZ vs. MIGUEL BERCHELT

Purse Bid was convened for January 12, 2016 on 12:00 Noon at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, USA

Purse Bid Attendees:

  1. Representing Zanfer Promotions, a member of their staff, Mr. Aldo Barba
  2. Representing All Star Boxing, Inc, Mr. Felix Zabala
  3. Also present, Mr. Sean Gibbons, Orlando Salido’s Manager; and,
  4. Mr. Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing DBA The Brothers Entertainment’s Vice-President

Prior to commencing the Purse Bid, Mr. Peter Rivera made note that a Complaint had been sent regarding the designation of Miguel Berchelt as Mandatory Challenger for Roman “Rocky” Martinez in the 130 pound division because such designation did not meet the requirements of WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests. He also stated that Roman Martinez had a contract with the Showtime Network for a match facing Orlando Salido on March 12, 2016.

The intention was to stop the Purse Bid.

President Francisco Valcarcel presided the Purse Bid and stated for the record that the designation of Miguel Berchelt as the 130 lbs. Mandatory Challenger had been made during the WBO Convention on October 29, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Furthermore, he stated that Mr. Peter Rivera, representing Roman Martinez, as well as Mr. Sean Gibbons, representing Orlando Salido, had accepted the Mandatory Challenger designation and had pledged that the winner of the bout between Roman Martinez and Orlando Salido would face within 120 days of the bout the Mandatory Challenger, Miguel Berchelet.

That at the time, neither Mr. Rivera nor Mr. Gibbons, protested the appointment of Mr. Berchelet as Challenger.

That the Championship Committee voted and approved Mr. Peter Rivera’s request for a Martinez-Salido III bout and that the winner had to face the designated Mandatory Challenger, Miguel Berchelt, within 120 days.

President Valcarcel stated for the record that Mr. Peter Rivera did not have any commitment with the Showtime Network for a March 12, 2016 bout, nor had he had one for February 20, 2016.

Mr. Valcarcel added that both Sean Gibbons, Orlando Salido’s manager, as well as Promoter Fernando Beltran, had advised him that Peter Rivera had not offered them the necessary guarantees that Showtime Network had given PR Best Boxing DBA The Brothers Entertainment the March 12, 2016 date to hold the Martinez-Salido III bout. That Mr. Peter Rivera had not sent the P.R. Professional Boxing Commission any letter stating that they committed themselves to the WBO appointing the officials of the bout and that these could not be Puerto Rico officials.

For the reasons stated above, Attorney Francisco Valcarcel proceeded with the Purse Bid given that sufficient time had been allotted to finalize negotiations, without reaching the necessary conditions for the bout to take place.

Mr. Peter Rivera announced that he would not bid.

The Purse Bid proceeded in accordance with the conditions established therein by the WBO Championship Committee regarding the 10% deposit in a certified check or cash and that the balance amount had to be deposited by the Purse Bid winner no later than 15 days after the Purse Bid.

It was stated for the record that both parties gave proof that they were World Boxing Organization Bona Fide 2016 promoters.

All Star Boxing, Mr. Felix Zabala, handed Mr. Valcarcel his first envelope containing a certified check in the amount of $1,000 (One Thousand Dollars) to cover the Purse Bid Service Fee. Zanfer Promotions presented the first envelope that contained the cash amount of $1,000 (One Thousand Dollars) for the Purse Bid Service Fee.

All Star’s second envelope contained a certified check in the amount of $20,150 (Twenty Thousand One Hundred Fifty Dollars) corresponding to 10% of $201,500 (Two Hundred One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars) with their three proposed sites and dates.

Zanfer submitted a certified check in the amount of $25,100 (Twenty-Five Thousand One Hundred Dollars) corresponding 10% of the Purse Bid amount of $251,000 (Two Hundred Fifty-One Thousand Dollars) and proposed the following dates:

March 12th 2016 –Mexico
April 2nd 2016–Mexico
April 9th 2016–Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Taking into consideration both proposals, the Purse Bid was awarded to Zanfer Promotions, who must deposit within the 15 days from the date of the Purse Bid, the amount of $225,900.00 (Two Hundred Twenty-Five Nine Hundred Dollars) on behalf of World Boxing Organization to be deposited into the “Escrow” account.

Zanfer shall submit within 10 days the fighters contracts and the fighter have 10 days to sign the same and then, the contracts must be sent to the World Boxing Organization.

If the conditions herein exposed are not met, the second bidder, All Star, is entitled to be awarded the Purse Bid, having met within five (5) days the deposit of balance stated in the Purse Bid.

The Purse Bid ended at 12:32 P.M.

Pequeño Pacman invadirá boxeo de EE.UU.

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El invicto prospecto Joebert “Pequeño Pacman” Álvarez, de Filipinas, recientemente firmó contrato con Tuto Zabala Jr, de All Star Boxing Inc. y está listo para ingresar al mercado boxístico de los Estados Unidos.

Álvarez, de 23 años y oriundo de General Santos, está ubicado #10 OMB y #11 AMB. En su última pelea derrotó en el segundo episodio a Ronerex Dalut el pasado 26 de octubre en el Elorde Sports Complex de Paraneque City, Filipinas.

Actualmente posee un record de 13-0-1, con 6 KOs.

“Estamos felices de haber firmado a un joven prospecto como “Pequeño Pacman” y estaremos listos para trabajar con Nonito Donaire Sr. y su manejador Vinny Scolpino. Tenemos un equipo perfecto y apuntamos a una oportunidad mundialista en el futuro cercano”, comentó el promotor Zabala.

Tan pronto como este lista su visa de trabajo, Álvarez viajará a Estados Unidos para entrenar bajo la tutela de Nonito Donaire Sr y del manager Vinny Scolpino. El filipino será compañero de equipo del clasificado mundial #8 OMB y #10 AMB, Marvin “Chavacano Disaster” Mabait (19-1-2, 12 KOs), quien recientemente detuvo a Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia en el mismísimo primer asalto, en lo que fue su exitoso debuto en la serie Boxeo Telemundo.

http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/Peque_o_Pacman_invadir_boxeo_de_EE_UU.php

Lozano, Villanueva ready for Telemundo showdown

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WBO Latino super flyweight champion “Mighty” Matthew Villanueva (10-0-1, 8 KOs) of Burbank, California looks to successfully defend his title against Tampa-based Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (11-0, 8 KOs) tonight. The bout is scheduled for twelve rounds. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Shea Bailey Promotions. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise starting at 11:35 PM.

This will mark just the second time that Villanueva of Puerto Rican descent will fight in another U.S. state other than California. Accompanying him are his management Union Boxing, his head trainer Shadid Saluki, and other members of his team. Lozano is of Mexican descent. Fightnews spoke with both fighters as the fight is now just hours away.

Daniel, have you watched much video of Villanueva?

Daniel Lozano: I have watched some video but I really leave that up to my team for the most part as I just look to follow the game plan they give me.

Matthew, have you seen much video of Lozano and if so what did you get from it?

Matthew Villanueva: I have watched video and from what I saw he likes to counterpunch and if he comes out that way we have something planned.

Daniel, What would you say is your preferred method of fighting?

Daniel Lozano: Honestly I like to go toe-to-toe but you have use intelligence as well and not just be careless in there.

Matthew Villanueva: I really hope he does go toe-to-toe with me because that suits me just fine. If he doesn’t that’s OK as I can box too.

Daniel, you’re the naturally smaller guy having fought at 112 for a while where Villanueva has fought at 115 for quite some time. Do you think your speed can be an advantage for you?

Daniel Lozano: I definitely think I’m faster. I have only fought maybe one guy professionally who was faster than me but you really can’t tell for sure until you get in the ring who is faster.

Matthew Villanueva: I don’t think Lozano is faster than me. I think it’s even at worse and I might even be faster.

Matthew, what do you see as your biggest advantage in this fight?

Matthew Villanueva: Level of competition. I think by far professionally I have fought much better competition than he has.

Daniel, do you feel fighting near home will be a big advantage for you?

Daniel Lozano: We shall see but I do give Matthew a lot of credit for traveling across country to fight me in my own area.

Matthew Villanueva: I actually have family nearby to Tampa so I will have some support as well.

Matthew, how much do you think your size advantage will play a role in this fight?

Matthew Viallanueva: I think overall my naturally bigger size will work favorably for me but I’m not totally depending on that. We have more than one game plan.

Daniel Lozano: We really wont know until we get in there as to who is the stronger puncher. I’m going to bring it and I know he is going to bring it as well. In fights like that usually the smarter fighter wins. May the best man win.

http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/lozano-villanueva-ready-for-telemundo-showdown-227905#more-227905