Monthly Archives: September 2013
By Damon Gonzalez / Photo Robert Richards
Clarence “The Truth” Booth (6-1, 4KO’S) is a 25 year old welterweight who has dreams of becoming a world champ, managed by Roy Cruz of OPB Promotions, Booth driven to make something out of himself with his boxing carrier.
Booth a well developed boxing style sits down on his punches, putting force behind them, well behaved in the ring is not in a rush to make something happen. A potential superstar in the making looks to dominate Patrick Boozer this Saturday at the Amway Center fighting on the undercard of #CottoRodriguez.
Booth fighting style is aggressive and wins fans over, In fact, I rate him as less arrogance and a lot of fight the question in the bout is can Boozer keep up with the quicker Booth unlikely. Booth will answer this question Saturday night, I have him by UD.
By Damon Gonzalez
1. Terence “Hunter” Crawford in a very tough fight against the Russian Andrey Klimov. I got Crawford stops Klimov in the 9th or 10th round.
2. Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdejo (7-0,5KO) a lot hinges on what kind of condition Gary Eyer (11-3,7KO) gets into, you will know after the 2nd round who the winner is. (Boriqua)
3. Moises Carrasqillo,Jr. He’s a heck of a fighter He’s bigger stronger and probably faster, Steven Chadwick has to show up Saturday night, He might last till the 3rd but won’t win a round before he’s stopped.
4. Ricky Tomlinson in his 2nd professional fight gives Lamar Charlton “The Business” If Ricky is in the kind of shape he was when he TKO Christian Freytes back in July, Tomlinson a big puncher will stop Charlton by the 3rd.
By Damon Gonzalez
Orlando, Florida. – Having coffee this morning a gave thought about an impressive young Underfeated Middleweight Moises Carrasquillo, Jr. (3-0) It will be very hard for boxing not to love this kid, My Latinbox predictions of Carrasquillo, Jr. Match only 6 days away at the Amway Center in Orlando excitingly fighting in front of his home crowed against a solid Steven Chadwick who looks to spoil Carrasquillo,Jr. Plans of victory lets not loose sight of what to expect.
Carrasquillo, Jr. Physically and in his ring style petty much in my opinion has the skill set to put Chadwick right on the canvas.
In combat he handles himself well in the ring he showed to be physically and mentally in rhythm during his last outing TKO win over Darrell Eacholes back in June, I do not foresee seeing Carrasquillo,Jr. Having a Gutless performance on Saturday night to capture another win.
By Damon Gonzalez
Tampa, FL – Daniel “Alacran” Lozano (11-0-8 KO’s) of Wachula, Florida looks to be the highly favor this Friday night in Tampa, Florida as Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc. at the A La Carte Pavilion will have a battle of warriors as Superflyweight Champion Mathew “Mighty” Villanueva (10-0-1-8 KO’s) of Burbank, California via Puerto Rico. will have the toughest test of his professional carrier as he puts his belt on the line against Lozano.
I’m looking for Lozano to take the fight right to Villanueva at a blistering pace early, Lozano in excellent shape has the clear potential as in the past to make a very exiting contest, Villanueva on the other hand has very good boxing skills but I question his safety-conscious, Lozano known for being a very disciplined fighter plants his feet well and just rips into his opponents bodies with such great speed and power.
Admittedly, Daniel Lozano fights more like a bomber then a boxer, He can come at you and make you quit on your knees type fighter, I have him stopping Villanueva in the late rounds.
QUOTES FROM THURSDAY’S GOLDEN BOY LIVE! FIGHTER WORKOUTS IN BROOKLYN, NY Sadam Ali, Michael Perez, Marcus Browne, Emmanuel Gonzalez and Claude Staten Jr. Workout In Advance of Their Respective Bouts this Monday, September 30 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes at the Cushman & Wakefield Theaterat Barclays Center
BROOKLYN, NY (September 27) – Several of the fighters featured on the upcoming Golden Boy Live! fight card taking place at Barclays Center’s Cushman & Wakefield Theater live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes worked out and addressed the media Thursday at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, NY ahead of their respective fights this Monday, September 30.
Additionally, it was announced that four of boxing’s brightest East Coast stars will be on hand for Fan Appreciation Night presented by New York Daily News at Barclays Center as part of thefinal event celebrating Barclays Center’s one-year anniversary. Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, rising middleweight star Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs,former Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo and undefeated welterweight star Eddie Gomez will sign autographs for fans from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET prior to the start of the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes live telecast.
Below please find quotes from today’s media workout:
SADAM ALI, Undefeated Welterweight Star & 2008 U.S. Olympian
“I’m very excited for this fight. I’ve been in the gym training hard and I’m ready for the big spotlight.
“I’ve just been waiting for this opportunity to go and get it and I will, full force.
“I have power, mind, heart, everything it takes to be a champion and I’m ready to show it.
“Get those tickets and make sure you all come, it’s going to be a beautiful night.”
MICHAEL PEREZ, Super Lightweight Contender
“I’m honored to be a part of this show.
“I’m coming in here with a chip on my shoulder and to show the world who I am.”
MARCUS BROWNE, Rising Light Heavyweight Star & 2012 U.S. Olympian
“I’m ready to show you guys what I’ve been working on and what I’ve learned in the gym.
“I’m up here with my brother, Sadam Ali. He was the reason I was inspired to be an Olympian. He showed me that it could happen when he went [to the Olympics] in 2008. I’m ready to do what I’ve got to do.”
SEAN SAADEH, Senior Vice President of Programming for Barclays Center
“We look forward to a big boxing event at Barclays on Monday night.
“It’s been an amazing year for boxing at Barclays Center. We’ve averaged over 12,000 people for boxing events.
“We’re going to continue to build both boxing and Brooklyn so we’re looking forward to this. I want to thank the fighters for coming out. I’m looking forward to working for you guys.”
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI, Former World Champion & Golden Boy Live! Commentator
“Every single one of these guys has the talent to get to the top. We see them now an
Former world title challenger and perennial contender Delvin Rodriguez is
winding down preparations for his junior middleweight clash with legendary and former three time World Champion Puerto Rican fighter Miguel Cotto set for Saturday, October 5 the Amway Center
in Orlando, Florida and Live on HBO ®
Relaxing after an early evening training session in his hometown of Danbury, Connecticut, Rodriguez spoke about his preparations for the fight.
“We spent the first two weeks of camp in the Dominican Republic working on strength and conditioning, especially running in the mountains. For the last six weeks we’ve been in Danbury doing the actual training and sparring.”
“The two weeks in the Dominican Republic were great for my body and it’s always nice to train at home as I have for this portion of the camp” continued Rodriguez, who has compiled a record of 28-6-3 (16KO’s) over his fourteen year career.
Rodriguez is currently world ranked #4 by the WBA, #9 by the WBO and #11 by the IBF and WBC and is coming off two sensational stoppages, a sixth round knockout of George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah on February 15 and an eighth round stoppage of Freddy Hernandez on May 24, both of which were televised on ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing®
Rodriguez longtime promoter; “The two wins Delvin had earlier this year along with the wealth of world class experience he’s fought over his outstanding career has truly prepared him for this opportunity to fight Miguel Cotto. This will be his sixth fight in the junior middleweight division and he’s very comfortable at 154. He’s prepared very well for Miguel Cotto and I’m confident he will put on a terrific performance.”
Speaking about his game plan, Rodriguez stated, “I’m taller so it works for me to stay on the outside and keep Cotto on the end of my punches. I’ve got a longer reach which I intend to use.”
“It’s also important for me to use combinations in an effective manner. Keep the pressure, stay aggressive for the entire round and that’s where my conditioning will play a big role.”
“I’ve got nothing but respect for Miguel, our paths have crossed a number of times over the years and he’s always been a gentleman. He’s a certain Hall of Famer who earned everything he’s gotten, nothing was handed to him, it’s the perfect test for me.”
About being perceived as the underdog with talk of upcoming plans for Cotto’s future fights, Rodriguez was dismissive, “That plays no role at all, and I don’t pay attention to what the experts say about who will win. Just me and him in the ring, just the way we both like it.”
Rodriguez will be accompanied to the ring on the night of the fight by popular Dominican singer, EL Jeffrey, who will also sing the Dominican national anthem prior to the fight.