Monthly Archives: July 2013

Photos Tom Casino/ShowtimeSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (July 27, 2013) – Jesus “Renuente” Soto Karass knocked out Andre Berto, Keith Thurman was dubbed Knockout King, but Omar Figueroa and Nihito Arakawa stole the show Saturday night on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. Soto Karass scored a 12th round technical knockout victory over a remarkably resilient Berto in front of 8,811 fans in the main event on SHOWTIME at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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undefeated contender Keith “One Time” Thurman handed Diego “La Joya” Chaves the first loss of his career and walked away with Chaves’ WBA Interim Welterweight World Championship with a knockout at :28 of the 10th round.

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HERRERA SHINES IN RFC28

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By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Photo By Robert Richards/RMRP

Tampa – In the Main Event at the A La Carte Pavilion in a sold out crowd RFC28 fighting for the Florida State Flyweight Championship Promoted by RFC Real Fighting Championships, Geane Herrera remains undefeated by in an electric show of attack to the grown dominating Mitchell Chamale who looked frustrated and extremely tentative. In the rematch, But didn’t led up. Chamale took a hard strike to the head that bust open a gash, Chamale gain comes back and trades with Herrera both fighters left it all in the square. Herrera wins the title by UD all 3 judges have it 30-27.

William “Billy” Quarantillo blazed right threw Howard Reece with a Arm Bar Tap Out at 1:45 of the 1st Rd.

Lightweights Cameron Taylor (1-0) began asserting his ground skills early on Shawn Stoffer (Debut) In a impressive wrestle control Referee James Warring stops the bout at .26 of the 2nd Rd. Taylor win by TKO.

Light Heavyweights Ronnie Philips (1-0) from Port Charlotte seals the victory over Shawn Hollis from Tampa with 1:37 of 1st Rd TKO. Philips successfully stuffed Hollis on the defensive in this fight took a devastating knee too the face followed by series of strikes that ended his campaign.

Ja Farr Fort (1-0) was the more powerful fighter in this matchup. I foresee him bullying Richard Rodriguez keeping him on his back Fort very patient breaks down Rodriguez fight was stopped at 2:57 of 2nd Rd. @rfcmma

In the Opening fight Featherweights Marcos Briones (with the cap on)from Tampa, FL. with an impressive pro debut stoping Robert Gonzalez from Lakeland, FL. with a choke .46on the cage. @rfcmma #cagewar #mma

RICKY TOMLINSON WILL FIGHT ON THE MIGUEL COTTO CARD OCT 5th.

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By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez
Tampa – Young prospect Ricky Tomlinson (1-0,1KO) after winning 3 weeks ago in an exiting AllStar Boxing Telemundo card in Tampa, Fl.

Tomlinson steps right into the Cotto-Rodriguez undercard on Saturday, October 5th in Orlando at the Amway Center. Cotto Promotions and Top Rank are gearing up to what will be a great night of entertaining fights.

Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, tickets to Cotto vs. Rodriguez will go on sale, Tuesday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25, tickets can be purchased online at amwaycenter.com, Chase® Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.

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THE PRIDE OF PUERTO RICO MIGUEL COTTO TO MAKE HIS FLORIDA DEBUT AGAINST DELVIN RODRIGUEZ.

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By Damon “Latinbox”
Gonzalez

ORLANDO, FLA – Twelve
years after making his professional debut, three-division world champion and
the pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO will make his Florida debut when he faces
two-time world title challenger and current Top-Five Contender DELVIN RODRIGUEZ
in a 12 round super welterweight battle.

Cotto vs. Rodriguez
will take place Saturday, October 5, at the Orlando Magic, AMWAY CENTER in
Orlando, Florida., which is hosting the professional boxing event. Promoted by Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, in
association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate.

A packed crowd of
fans on hand at the Disney Atrium inside the AMWAY CENTER, Miguel Cotto
addressed the crowd with humbling excitement to be fighting again since being
away from boxing since December, Cotto leaving for California to the Wild Card
Gym to begin his camp under new trainer Freddie Roach, Cotto looking for a
great action packed fight with Rodriguez.

Delvin Rodriguez “I
feel great” I’m exited This is a great opportunity, I am going to take full advantage
of, I’ve already started training, I think that Cotto is a warrior, But I don’t
think that I have to be looking for him, Its going to be a great fight.

The Mayor of Orlando
Buddy Dyer was also very honored and exited to have Boxing in Orlando at this stage;
He was presented a light blue boxing rope on behalf of Cotto and Rodriguez.

Super Bantamweight Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez, Jr. (22-3, 19 KO’s) will begin his training next week in Bayamon, Puerto Rico with new strength conditioner Angel heredia, @allstarboxing will present Vazquez, Jr. return to the ring on September 20th in Kissimmee, Florida. @OfficialWV2

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Jay Solmiano 140. Ranked 9 the by WBO. Shown with Vice President of Operations at One Punch Boxing Promotions & Management, Solmiano agrees to terms of a Promotional deal with One Punch Boxing. @OnePunchBoxing #FilipinoBoxing

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Fighters of Faith

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Tampa – LatinBox Communications is proud to announce “Fighters with Faith” Jerett White, Noemi Bosques & Lenroy Thomas will have a trio Exclusive Interview with Overflow Magazine Ministries, This will take place with in a few weeks Overflow Magazine Ministry is a free publication that can be found as you exit Publix Supermarkets throughout the Tampa Bay Area, I am delighted that this athletes of dedicated there time too there ministries, there fans and most of all the Love if God. Release should be August or Septembers issue we shall keep you posted.

JEFF LACY A LOOK AHEAD

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By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez
Photo: Robert Richards
Tampa, FL – It’s not too soon to tell how boxing would look at Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy surge to return to the ring this August.

Personally, I would like to see him fight and win, it is his right to make a lasting mark in this game, Not a natural killer in the ring, Lacy’s a thinking man’s fighter, sometimes he was knocked for not giving the best effort, but a fans reality of a superman in the ring is not what makes up boxing, well he didn’t move enough or jab enough or punch enough, Clearly his (25-4-1, 17 KO’s) didn’t come as a fluke, Lacy rain in 2004 by capturing the Super Middleweight IBF Title by knocking out Syd Vanderpool in Vegas showed that he has been there and done that, Fighters pass threw overwhelming changes in the sport of Boxing Lacy has weathered many category storms and still by the looks of his professional dedication and hard work ethic still has plenty of fight left.

Lacy is certainly a chess player in the ring he demonstrates the ability to control the space he needs until he finds the right point of attack.

With the recent signing with One Punch Boxing Promotions & Management clearly if you stop and think about it Jeff Lacy is in a great position his best ring tool is he is intelligent and will give his all.

His direction appears to contribute to the evolution of the sweet science not get caught up in the hype of a sport that rides a roller coaster, average fans focused on worshiping the highest paid moneymaker fighters and easily forget how great boxing is. Fame doesn’t appear to be Lacy’s drive he is focused on preparation and performance it is refreshing to see a veteran fighter driven on the art and not the politics of the sport.

Lacy certainly has not forgotten we’re he came from, the boxing public can analyze this Jeff Lacy is not going to go away, Boxing is way more then the glitter on the trunks, The fighter will fight its easy too badly misunderstand somebody but he will stand in the middle of the ring this August and fight.