Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley official on-site 43 page programme SIGNED by trainer Naazim Richardson which is also INSCRIBED "May Allah keep you warm under his light" and undercard fighters including:-
* Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez
* Jose Miguel Cotto
* Daniel Ponce De Leon
* Cornelius Lock
* Said Ouali
* Jesse Vargas
* Dion Savage
Billed, "Who R U Picking?" 1st May, 2010, MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Condition very good (bottom staple slightly detached)
Although Naazim Richardson is a relatively new face to most boxing fans, those who have followed Bernard Hopkins' career closely should be familiar with him.
He has been the booming voice heard throughout nearly every fight of Hopkins' career since the late 90s (working as a 2nd assist to lead trainer Bouie Fisher).
Saul Alvarez, nickname El Canelo (born July 18, 1990, in Juanacatlan, Jalisco), is a Mexican in the welterweight division and brother of middleweight Contender Rigoberto Alvarez. Ranked 11th in the world, he is the current WBA Fedecentro Welterweight champion, WBO Latino Welterweight champion, NABF Welterweight champion and WBC Youth Welterweight champion.
Alvarez became a Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico at the age of 15. Even though Alvarez turned pro young he had 20 amateur bouts.
On Saturday June, 28, 2008 Saul who has six brothers of which he is the youngest made world history when all of them fought on the same card. The only downside being that three of them failed to win their pro debuts. The others four more experienced brothers won. Like other Mexican boxers Danny "Little Red" Lopez, Ernie Lopez, he has red hair and due to this he's nicknamed El Canelo (Spanish for cinnamon).
Saul is very popular and already a big attraction all over his country Mexico. He is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. Considered by many boxing analyst a top welterweight prospect and thought to be the next great champion from Mexico. On March 6, 2010 he got a crushing third round K.O. over Brian Camechis in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Saul Alvarez defeated Jose Miguel Cotto on 1st of May 2010 on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley undercard in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on HBO PPV to retain the NABF welterweight title.
José Miguel Cotto Vázquez (born June 22, 1977 in Caguas, Humacao) is a Puerto Rican. He is the brother of the highly rated welterweight and 3 time World Champion boxer Miguel Angel Cotto. Cotto, who has boxed for most of his career under the shadow of his brother, trains at Bairoa Gym in Caguas.
In 1995, he participated at the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and won a silver medal. A year later he represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he was defeated in the first round.
On July 25, 2003, Cotto was supposed to fight in Phoenix, Arizona. However, his opponent had trouble getting a license to fight, as he had been knocked out recently and was serving a 45 day suspension from another state. The Arizona boxing commission was not able to find Cotto an opponent in time and the fight got cancelled.
On September 5, at his native Caguas, Cotto finally returned to action, with a first round knockout win over Johnny Walker. On December 19, he fought Anthony Martinez in Aibonito, winning by an eighth round knockout.
Cotto moved to Phoenix early in 2004. On April 14 of that year he stopped Mexican Luis Lizarraga at two minutes and thirty seven seconds of the first round to win the regional, IBC Intercontinental super featherweight title. He has also won the vacant WBO intercontinental super featherweight title.
On August 6, he beat former world champion Al Kotey by a ten round unanimous decision at San Juan. On August 20, 2005, Cotto would have boxed Manuel Medina, with a world title shot at stake. But he was not able to make the fight's weight limit and the fight was cancelled.
On January 29, 2005, Cotto knocked out Armando Cordoba in the first round to win the vacant WBO NABO lightweight title.
On January 20, 2006, Cotto knocked Ubaldo Hernandez out in seven rounds at Mayfield, California. On April 8, he received his first world title try, losing a twelve round decision to Juan Díaz as part of a Pay Per View undercard, for the WBA world Lightweight title.
In May 2007, he and Prawat Singwangcha (30-3-1, 18 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw in a bout for the vacant WBA lightweight title.
Álvarez vs. Cotto
Cotto got off to a good start and almost knocked out Alvarez, in round 2 Cotto went down after missing a hook. The referee stopped the fight in round 9 after Cotto was trapped in the corner and was taking many flush right hands by Alvarez.
27-year-old super bantamweight Daniel Ponce-De Leon may not have been as heavily hyped as some of his peers from the Class of 2000, but among boxing insiders (and especially his opponents), the Mexican Olympian quickly gained rave notices as not only a fighter to watch, but as a future world champion – a destiny he fulfilled on October 29, 2005 when he decisioned Sod Looknongyangtoy to win the WBO super bantamweight title.
Born in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, the southpaw, looking to follow in the footsteps of past and present Mexican greats like Julio Cesar Chavez, Salvador Sanchez and Marco Antonio Barrera, turned to boxing at an early age. Needless to say, as a descendent from the Tarahumara Indian tribe of northern Mexico, Ponce-De Leon sees himself as a modern day warrior in the ring.
Ponce-De Leon’s early success in the amateur ranks (which included victories over US opponents in US-Mexico dual meets as well as countryman (and future world champion) Roberto Leyva) earned him a spot on Mexico’s 2000 Olympic team.
Although Ponce-De Leon lost a close decision to the Ukraine’s Vladimir Sidorenko, the youngster’s boxing dreams were just beginning, and with a style more suited to the pro game, it was just a matter of time before he started to make his mark in the punch for pay ranks, especially given his aggressive style and concussive punching power.
Ponce-De Leon made his professional debut on March 31, 2001, with a first round stoppage of Servando Solis in Juarez, Mexico. Incredibly, Daniel would fight seven more times that year, including twice each in May and November. All of his victories (no defeats) were by knockout, and word got around about the knockout artist from Cuauhtemoc.
In 2002, three more wins followed (all by KO), and on August 17, 2002, just 15 days after his previous fight, Ponce- De Leon was matched up with Idelfonso Martinez in a ten rounder for Martinez’ WBC Youth Bantamweight title.
Before an appreciative crowd in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ponce-De Leon blitzed Martinez and broke his nose before the referee intervened early in the third round. And while his first pro title meant a lot to him, Ponce-De Leon’s sights were set on a world crown, something observers believe will be just a matter of time.
On February 22, 2003 in Mexico City, Ponce-De Leon defended his Youth title for the first time, scoring a second round TKO over Trinidad Mendoza.
After that bout, Ponce-De Leon, who signed a promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions, fought three times in California in 2003, with all of his wins coming by knockout, including victories over veterans Francisco Tejedor (TKO1) and Marcos Badillo (KO3).
In his first nationally televised bout (on Telefutura) on January 16, 2004, Ponce-De Leon easily dispatched of Jesus Perez in Hidalgo, Texas, dropping him three times before the referee stopped the contest in the opening round.
But just a month later, on HBO Latino’s “Oscar De La Hoya Presents Boxeo De Oro”, Ponce-DeLeon was at his best as he systematically broke down tough Cesar Figueroa in six rounds on February 26, showing that there was more than just concussive punching power in his repertoire.
After knockout wins over Ivan Alvarez and Anthony Martinez, Ponce-De Leon went the distance for the first time in his career, and did it in style, impressively outpointing Carlos Contreras over ten rounds on June 11.
On October 22, it was another first for Ponce-De Leon as he won his first major professional title, knocking out former title challenger Emmanuel Lucero in three rounds to earn the vacant NABO bantamweight crown. And less than a month later, Daniel was back in the ring, knocking out tough veteran Julio Gamboa with a single punch in the fourth round on November 19, finishing out an impressive year for the Mexican warrior.
Ponce-De Leon suffered his first professional setback when he was decisioned over 12 rounds by awkward Celestino Caballero on February 17, 2005, but even in defeat, Daniel showed his championship heart as he kept fighting until the final bell rang.
Returning to the gym shortly after his only loss, Ponce-De Leon is more determined than ever to rise to the top of the junior featherweight division, and back-to-back knockout victories over Ricardo Barajas and Phillip Payne put him in position to challenge for the vacant WBO championship on October 29, 2005 against Thailand’s unbeaten Sod Looknongyangtoy.
In that bout, De Leon was impressive from bell to bell, earning a well-deserved unanimous decision over the tough Thai fighter to earn his first world championship.
Now, the truly hard work begins as De Leon fights to keep his title in 2007 and beyond.
Cornelius Lock the latest in the line of fistic standouts from the fighting city of Detroit, former national amateur champion Lock is ready to make his move on the elite in the featherweight division. Lock is no stranger to tough competition, having faced seven unbeaten foes over the course of a nine year career that began in 2000 after an impressive amateur career that included the 1997 United States Bantamweight Championship.
Jesse Vargas (born May 10, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States) is an Mexican American Light Welterweight. He is trained by Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle Roger Mayweather.
He has an impressive amateur career including an appearance in the 2007 National Golden Gloves Tournament and a spot on the 2008 Mexican Olympic Team.
Vargas became infamous when in a fight against Trenton Titsworth, Vargas was kissed on the neck and an enraged Vargas responded by hitting on the break. Titsworth was deducted two points, Vargas one.
Dion Savage, 23, started his professional career in 2007. He is trained by Roger Mayweather.
Last year, Savage wrote his thoughts for MLive's It's Just Sports blog heading into his fight with Loren Myers. He talked about his inspiration for becoming a boxer:
"Right now what's going through my mind is just being the best super middleweight out there and just doing it for all of the people that have been suffering and trying to get up outta the ghetto. I'm just trying to do it all for them and we gon do this together and get my father out of prison that's been incarcerated for something that he didn't do. So that's what's really on my mind and that's what's been pushing me and driving me."
Writer Eric Woodyard (also a Flint native) profiled Savage in a story last year. Savage talked about his spur of the moment decision to leave Flint and pursue his career:
"When I got fired from Wal-Mart, I saved up my unemployment checks and one night at like three or four in the morning I just got up like 'I'm getting tired of this condition, man, I'm about to go to (Las) Vegas,' and I got my plane ticket and flew down there," Savage said. "I flew there with only like $200 in my pocket and my momma was like 'You crazy!' but I didn't care what nobody said because I was just focused."
Savage hopes to become the next great boxer from Flint, following in the footsteps of the Dirrell brothers, Andre and Anthony, who are both ranked in the top 100 in the world super middleweight rankings.