– Sam Peter will still fight this Saturday. He was originally scheduled to face Oleg Maskaev for the WBC Heavyweight title but Maskaev backed out citing a back injury. Peter will now take on Jameel McCline for the Interim WBC title. McCline was supposed to face Vitali Klitschko last week but Vitali also pulled out due to an injury.
– Roy Jones Jr will face Felix Trinidad on January 19th, 2008. Television and a location have finally been determined. The fight will take place in Madison Square Garden and will be broadcast on HBO PPV.
– Shane Mosley was named on a BALCO investigation and was said to have used “the clear” and “the cream” two months prior to his 2003 rematch with Oscar De La Hoya. Mosley already testified to a jury in 2003 concerning this and it doesn’t make a lot of sense to bring it up again. Mosley passed his drug tests both before and after his bout with De La Hoya.
– Mike Tyson pleaded guilty to DUI and drug possession charges stemming from an arrest made on December 29th of last year. His sentencing is on November 19th and Tyson could face up to six months in jail.
Results From Last Week
– Ronald Hearns, son of Tommy, scored a first round TKO of Robert Kamya.
– Carlos Quintana defeated Christopher Henry by 4th round TKO.
– Light Heavyweight star Chad Dawson made short work of his replacement opponent by getting a TKO over Epifanio Mendoza.
– Nicolai Valuev earned a unanimous decision over Jean-Francois Bergeron.
– Clinton Woods retained his IBF Light Heavyweight Title with a unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Gonzalez.
October Fight Schedule
Oct 4 – Fernando Montiel vs. Luis Melendez WBO Super Flyweight Title (Versus)
Oct 6 – Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera 2 (HBO PPV)
Oct 6 – Samuel Peter vs. Jameel McCline Interim WBC Heavyweight Title (Showtime)
Oct 13 – Sultan Ibragimov vs. Evander Holyfield WBO Heavyweight Title (PPV)
Oct 13 – Juan Diaz vs. Julio Diaz WBA/WBO/IBF Lightweight Title(HBO)
Oct 16 – Alfonso Gomez vs. Ben Tackie (ESPN)
Oct 16 – Sergio Mora vs. Elvin Ayala (ESPN Classic)
Oct 19 – Allan Green vs. Sherwin Davis
Oct 20 – Felix Sturm vs. Randy Griffin WBA Middleweight Title
Oct 20 – Vic Darchinyan vs. Federico Catubay (FOX Australia)
Oct 27 – Chris Byrd vs. Alexander Povetkin
Oct 30 – Edison Miranda vs. Henry Porras