September 2011 is really a month of world class boxing! Aside from the Berto vs. Zaveck IBF welterweight match on September 3 and Mayweather vs. Ortiz WBC welterweight match on September 17, 2011, yet another explosive match will be happening on the said month. I am referring to the bout involving featherweight fighters Yuriorkis Gamboa and Daniel Ponce de Leon which is set on September 10, 2011. The location of the said match-up is at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon
The undefeated Olympic gold medalist Cuban pro-boxer, Gamboa (20-0, 16 KO) will be defending his IBF featerweight title against the Mexican pro-boxer, de Leon (41-3, 34 KO).
What so special about this boxing event is that the boxers came from different fences of promoters. Gamboa is promoted by Top Rank while Ponce de Leon by Golden Boy which their clash makes a history in boxing which signals more future bouts that will involve the combination of this two giants in boxing. This match will be presented by HBO Sports.
Now, If you are planning to watch it live on the venue, the tickets can be bought at $250, $100 and $50 at Ticketmaster.
Me, I am planning to watch Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon on the said date and will try to check it on my local cable provider if they will have a PPV for this which they usually have. But in case there will be none or if it will only be available on replay mode, then since I am desperately interested on this “small guys” brawl, I might watch the fight online and will try to SHARE here if what things that I will do to witness this boxing match on September 10th. Just bookmark or return here later for my updates and Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon fight highlights video later which usually can be found on Youtube right after their fight.
Update: Donaire vs Narvaez undercard fight and official weigh-in updated below.
I believe that Nonito “The Flash” Donaire can follow the footstep of the popular Filipino boxer Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao and I’ve heard from the news that Nonito Donaire announced his possible upcoming fight against the undefeated boxer from Argentina named Omar Andres Narvaez on October 22, 2011. He said this in an interview with ABS-CBN, a local news/entertainment network in the Philippines when he visited the country to finalize his November 2011 church wedding with wife Rachel Donaire.
The last time that I saw Donaire fight was the boxing event with Fernando Montiel where he demolished the latter with a tremendous and impressive result.
In the interview with Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN, he said that he is excited already of the Donaire vs. Narvaez fight and believes that Narvez fight will be a tough game for him but he likes the challenge of giving 1 lost to undefeated fighter like Narvaez.
The 36-year old Omar Andres Narvaez got 35 wins with 19 KOs, zero lost and 2 draws and currently the WBO Junior Bantamweight champion. What is at stake on this boxing event is the WBC and WBO bantamweight titles. For the venue, there’s no specific details about this yet.
This post will be updated for additional details of this Nonito Donaire vs. Omar Andres Narvaez fight on October 22, 2011.
The following shows the video feed of the official weigh-in of Nonito Donaire and Omar Narvaez at the Peyton Room of the Affinia Hotel. In this episode, 116.4lbs is the official weight of the Filipino boxer which is lower than expected. Check the video for the rest of the details of this event.
Watch the fight undercard for the Donaire-Narvaez match below.
As part of the promotion and way of spreading the words about the highly anticipated World welterweight championship, Mayweather vs. Ortiz on September 17 this year, the award winning series HBO 24/7 return on TV to give boxing fans like me an in-depth story of the pre-fight happenings of the boxing event. The said sports documentary series featuring the said fight will be airing its first episode beginning August 27 and will be followed by the remaining 3 episodes on September 3, 10 and 16 respectively.