Mandatory Eight Count: Tomorrow's "Other" Fights

With Zsolt Erdei moving up in weight tomorrow, he has vacated the WBO light heavyweight title. Juergen Braehmer (pictured) is now the full titleholder. (Photo via

Rumble at Rama X - Marvin Sonsona vs Alejandro Hernandez Preview (The Boxing Bulletin)
Andrew Fruman previews Saturday night's 115-pound title matchup between Marvin Sonsona and Alejandro Hernandez. Andrew will be giving some live updates from ringside tomorrow night. If you're yet unfamiliar with the phenom Sonsona, you can watch his last fight with Jose "Carita" Lopez here.

Q&A: Zsolt Erdei (Fightnews)
Zsolt Erdei challenges Giacobbe Fragomeni tomorrow for the WBC cruiserweight title. Erdei is undefeated and has held the WBO light heavyweight title since 2004. He's vacated the belt, and is going into tomorrow's fight with a black eye suffered in sparring.

Barrios va por el título ante Lozada en el Lawn Tennis (Agencia NOVA)
Story's in Spanish obviously. Jorge Barrios returns to action against Michael Lozada in Argentina. Barrios talked a lot earlier this year about fighting Edwin Valero, then pulled out of the Lightweight Lightning show, and now he's talking a lot about fighting Edwin Valero, which probably still won't happen.

¡González viajó con seguridad a Argentina! (NotiFight)
Also in Spanish, and also in Argentina. Marcos Maidana will defend his interim 140-pound title against William Gonzalez. Different card from the Barrios fight. Big weekend for Argentinian boxing.

Sadinas de Tuxtla - An Anecdote About the Sosa-Mayol Weigh-In (
108-pound titlist Edgar Sosa makes another defense of his crown, against Rodel Mayol. Mayol drew and lost to Ivan Calderon in two truncated fights this year. This article tells a tale of Mayol's frustrating experience with the weigh-in in Mexico.

Juergen Braehmer named full WBO light heavyweight titlist (
With Erdei's move up, stablemate Juergen Braehmer moves into his spot as WBO titlist. Erdei's vacating of the belt also means that his argument as lineal champion is dead and gone, which is kind of a relief, really.

Karim Mayfield: "This Time, I Will Make It More Decisive" (FightHype)
Welterweight prospect Karim Mayfield (10-0-1, 6 KO) rematches Francisco Santana (11-1, 5 KO) on the Kessler-Ward undercard in Oakland. Mayfield beat Santana via split decision in March 2008.

Vazquez Jr. Stops Genaro Garcia; Title Fight Within Reach (Boxing Scene)
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. won a seventh round TKO over veteran Genaro Garcia in Florida. Jake Donovan reports.

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