Monday, December 17, 2007

Florante Condes, Philippines (22-3-1-20 KO)

Florante "The Little Pacquiao" Condes (born 20 May 1980 in Looc, Romblon, Philippines), is a Filipino professional boxer. He is the currently IBF minimumweight world champion.

WBC/The Ring Welterweight Champion

Floyd 'Pretty Boy" Mayweather, USA (39-0-25 KO)

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (born February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan), who was born Floyd Joy Sinclair, is a professional boxer who has a record of 39-0 (25 KOs or TKOs).

Since July 18, 2005, he has been rated by The Ring magazine as the number-one pound-for-pound boxer in the world. [1] Mayweather has won six world boxing championships in five different weight classes, and he was the WBC welterweight champion. He recently defeated Ricky Hatton on December 8, 2007, in a 10th round TKO.

Monday, October 15, 2007

WBO SuperWelterweight Champion

Sergiy Dzinziruk,Ukrain (34-0-22 KO)

Sergey Dzindziruk (born March 1, 1976 in St. Nizhnegorsk, Ukraine) is a southpaw professional boxer in the junior middleweight (154 lb) division.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

WBO Stawweight Champion

Donnie Nietes,Philippines (22-1-3-13 KO)

Donnie "Ahas (The Snakeman)" Nietes (born May 13, 1982 in Murcia, Bacolod City, Philippines), is a Filipino professional boxer.

IBF Flyweight Champion

Nonito Donaire,Philippines (19-1-12 KO)

Nonito Donaire (Pronounced do-nigh-reh), nicknamed The Filipino Flash because of his speed and extremely quick reflexes (born on November 16, 1982 in General Santos City, Philippines), is a Filipino boxer and the current IBF and IBO World Champion in the Flyweight category.

WBO Super Flyweight Champion

Fernando Montiel,Mexico (35-2-1-36 KO)

Fernando Montiel (born March 1, 1979 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a professional boxer in the Super flyweight (115 lb) division. His record is 34-2-1 (25 KOs). He is the current WBO Super flyweight champion. Fernando Montiel is a hybrid boxer, using accurate punches to slow down his opponent and using swift hand speed and quickness to frustrate his opponents. This was perfectly showcased in his fight with game but relatively unknown Mitchell Samba. Scouted as a pure puncher, Montiel used lightning fast quick and crisp combinations all throughout the fight. The fight ended with 1:44 seconds left in the ninth round when Montiel unloaded double picture-perfect vicious haymakers to the body and head. This sent Mitchell to the canvas and promptly ended the fight.

WBC/The Ring Super Bantamweight Champion

Israel Vasquez,Mexico (42-4-31 KO)

Israel Vázquez Castaneda (born December 25, 1977 in Mexico City, Mexico) is Mexican professional boxer. He is the current WBC and Ring Super Bantamweight champion. He is a former champion at the IBF Super-Bantamweight division.

Vásquez has an overall record of 42-4 (with 31 wins by KO). He is managed by Frank Espinoza. In December 3, 2005, Vázquez defeated Oscar Larios by a knockout in three rounds, to become the Ring's Super Bantamweight world champion. He is currently trained by Marco Antonio Barrera's coach, Rudy Pérez.

In his most recent bouts he defeated the WBO Bantamweight champion Jhonny González on September 16, 2006 in a bout were Vázquez was knockdown twice before coming back to win the match. In his next bout Vázquez lost his title to Rafael Márquez, on March 3, 2007 when he forfeited the bout due to an injured nose. However, in a rematch bout, Vásquez fought and defeated Márquez by a knockout in sixth rounds

WBO Super Bantamweight Champion

Daniel Ponce de Leon,Mexico (34-1-30 KO)

Daniel Ponce de León (Tarahumara American Indian born July 27, 1980 in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico) is a 5' 5" southpaw professional boxer in the junior featherweight (122 lb) division. His record is 32-1 (29 KOs). He is the current WBO world junior featherweight champion. ("Ponce" is not a nickname, as a casual observer might believe; Ponce de León is Daniel's given surname.)

Friday, October 12, 2007

WBO Bantamweight Champion

Gerry Penalosa,Philippines (56-6-2-25 KO)

Geronimo "Gerry" Peñalosa (born August 7, 1972, San Carlos City, Philippines) is a Filipino boxer in the Bantamweight division. A tactician and considered to be one of the most defensive boxers, he is the current WBO Bantamweight Champion. His career record stands at 52-6-2 with 35 knockouts.

WBC Featherweight Champion

Jorge Linares,Venezuela (25-0-16 KO)

Jorge Linares (born August 22, 1985, in Barinas Venezuela) is a professional boxer from Venezuela. His record stands at 24-0 (15 KO). He is currently living in Tokyo, Japan.

WBA Super Featherweight Champion

Edwin Valero,Venezuela (22-0-22 KO)

Edwin Valero (born December 3, 1981 in Bolero Alto, Mérida, Venezuela) is an undefeated southpaw boxer who fights in the super featherweight (130 lb) division. His professional boxing record is 22-0 (22 KOs, 19 of which occurred in the first round. (Right now he has a 100% knockout rate, due to all of his fights being won by knockout) Valero is the current WBA super featherweight champion.

WBC Super Featherweight Champion

Juan Manuel Marquez,Mexico (47-3-1-35 KO)

Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez (born August 23, 1973, in Mexico City) is a Mexican professional boxer and the current world WBC Super Featherweight champion. He is a former champion at IBF / WBA Featherweight (126 lb) division.

WBA/WBO/IBF Lightweight Champion

Juan Diaz,USA (32-0-16 KO)

Juan Díaz (born September 17, 1983 in Houston, Texas, is a professional boxer in the lightweight (135 lb) division. His record is 32-0 (16 KOs). He is the current unifed WBA & WBO world lightweight champion.

The Ring Super Lightweight Champion

Ricky Hatton,UK (43-0-31)

Richard Hatton MBE (born October 6, 1978, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England), is a British boxer. He is seen by many as one of the greatest British fighters of all-time and is currently one of the top 10 pound for pound fighters in the world.

Hatton is a two-time IBF and IBO Light Welterweight Champion, having relinquished the IBF belt, only to step back down to the weight class and beat Juan Urango. He was the WBA Welterweight Champion, but relinquished this title on 31 August 2006.[3] Hatton is also the former WBU, WBA Light Welterweight Champion and WBC, WBA, WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Champion. He is undefeated with a career record of 43 wins (31 by KO), 0 losses and 0 draws.

WBA Welterweight Champion

Miguel Angel Cotto,Puerto Rico (31-0-25 KO)

Miguel Cotto (born October 29, 1980 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Organization Light Welterweight champion and is the current World Boxing Association Welterweight champion. As an amateur Cotto represented Puerto Rico in the Lightweight and Light Welterweight divisions at various international events including the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 1998 Junior World Championships where he finished second. Cotto began his professional career in 2001, and on September 11, 2004 he defeated Kelson Pinto for the WBO Junior Welterweight Championship. He defended the title successfully a total of six times before vacating it when he ascended to the Welterweight division. On his first match on this division he defeated Carlos Quintana for the vacant WBA Welterweight Championship. Cotto has successfully defended this title against Oktay Urkal and Zab Judah.

WBC/WBO/The Ring Middleweight Champion

Kelly Pavlik,USA (32-0-29 KO)

Kelly Robert Pavlik (born April 4, 1982 in Youngstown, Ohio) is currently the reigning WBC, WBO, NABF, and Ring Magazine middleweight champion of the world.[1] Known as "The Ghost", Kelly Pavlik grew up in a Slovak-American family on Youngstown's Southside (in Lansingville) and graduated from Lowellville High School and Mahoning County Joint Vocational School in 2000.[2] After a long amateur career, he signed with Bob Arum and Top Rank Boxing. Pavlik has been trained by Jack Loew of Youngstown's South Side Boxing Gym for the entirety of his professional career.

WBO/WBA/WBC The Ring Super Middleweight

Joe Calzaghe,UK (40-0-32 KO)

Joe Calzaghe (born 23 March 1972 in Hammersmith, London England) is a Welsh boxer of Sardinian and Welsh descent, who is nicknamed "The Pride of Wales". He currently lives in Cwmbran, Wales, and is one of the pound for pound top 10 boxers in the world according to the Ring Magazine.[1]

He is sometimes referred to as the "Italian Dragon" in reference to his mixed heritage (the dragon being both a Welsh emblem and a Sardinian myth), or the "Pride of Wales". He is the current WBO and the former IBF super middleweight world champion.

He is the current longest reigning title holder in any weight class in boxing.

The Ring Mag. Light Heavyweight Champion

Bernard Hopkins,USA (48-4-11-32 KO)

Bernard Hopkins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, growing up in the Raymond Rosen housing projects and later in Germantown, where he became involved in crime and gang activity at a young age. Today, he describes himself as a "thug" in his youth and regrets that it took a stint in prison for him to turn his life around.

Late in 1982, when Hopkins was in the 11th grade, he was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in the state penitentiary for "strong-arm robbery" (not armed robbery - beating people and taking their money). For fifty-six months, from 1984 through 1989, Hopkins was one of three thousand inmates in Graterford State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. While incarcerated, he decided to turn his life around.[1] Hopkins studied for and earned his high school diploma, and also began to take part in boxing again, which he had done off and on as a youth.

During four years and eight months in prison, Hopkins won the national penitentiary middleweight championship three times. He converted to Islam [2] during his incarceration and was paroled in 1988, as soon as he was eligible. His dedicated approach to the faith helped him build his successful monastic boxing career by instilling discipline in the once troubled young adult [3].

WBA/WBC/The Ring Cruiserweigth Champion

David Haye, UK ( 20-1-19 KO )

David Haye aka "Hayemaker" (born 13 October 1980) is a British boxer who is the WBA and WBC world cruiserweight title holder.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

IBF/WBO Heavyweight Champion

Wladimir Klitschko,Ukraine (49-3-44 KO)

Dr. Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko (Ukrainian: Володимир Володимирович Кличко, Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko); born March 25, 1976 in Solnechnoe, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer, former WBO and the current IBF and IBO World Heavyweight Champion. Though a major celebrity in his former adopted home of Germany, in 2004 he moved with his older brother, former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, to Beverly Hills. Their father, Wladimir Rodionovich, was a Soviet Air Force Colonel. Their mother is Nadezhda Ulyanovna. In the summer of 1996 Wladimir finished Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) and was accepted in the postgraduate study program of the Kyiv University. On January 18, 2001 in a conference hall of Kyiv University of physical science and sports, Wladimir presented his doctorate dissertation and was given a PhD in Sports Science.

WBC Heavyweight Champion

Samuel Peter,Nigeria (21-1 22 KO)

Samuel Okon Peter (born September 6, 1980 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria), nicknamed "The Nigerian Nightmare," is a heavyweight boxer who is considered by many to be one of the strongest punchers in the heavyweight division.

WBA Heavyweight Champion

Ruslan Chagaev ,Uzbekistan ( 20-0-1-17 KO )

Ruslan Chagaev (born October 19, 1978 in Andijan, Uzbekistan) is a boxer, currently holding the WBA heavyweight title. As an amateur fighter, he has won the Asian and World Championships in the heavyweight (81-91 kg) category.

Chagaev originally won the gold medal at the 1997 World Amateur Boxing Championships after beating boxing legend Félix Savón in the final, but when it was discovered that Chagaev had been boxing professionally, he lost the title and was suspended for a year. In 1998 he returned to win gold in the 1998 Asian Games and another world title in the superheavyweight category in the 2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Belfast. Chagaev is an Honored Sportsman of the Republic of Uzbekistan and nicknamed "White Tyson."