Monthly Archives: March 2014

THURMAN’S FIRE IS BURNING

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By Damon Gonzalez
Photo via: #TeamOneTime

St. Petersburg, FL – Too often in the fight game these days fighters run for cover, one of the most complicated recent issues that Interim WBA Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (22-0, 20 KO’s) faces in fight negotiations are currently to a minimum. One of the obstacles that Advisor Al Haymon & @GoldenBoyBoxing face getting marquee welterweight to answer the phone and challenge the hungry Thurman.

It has been a flip-flopping few months since Thurman’s TKO win by stopping Jesus Soto Karass, with welterweights pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, Jr. facing Maidana, Porter vs. Malignaggi, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2, Marquez vs. Alvarado & Khan vs. Broner just a few names Luis Carlos Abregu, Luis Collazo, Kell Brook, Bethel Ushona we just have to be patient and wait and see what will develop in the next few weeks.

Thurman with Legendary trainer Dan Birmingham will continue to stay on course at St.Pete Boxing Club until the phone rings, Therein lies a warrior that is ready to roar.

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DIAMANTE STOPS SANTIAGO

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@diamanteverdejo

Puerto Rico – Felix Verdejo (11-0, 8 KOs) brought the crowd to their feet with an impressive third round TKO over Juan Santiago (14-12-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico. In round one, Verdejo cut Santiago over the right eye with a sharp jab and continued his brutal assault in round two. Verdejo ended it in round three by dropping Santiago with a hard right hand.
@trboxing @miguelcottoreal @gabypenagaricano @UniMas #THUNDERSINACTION

DIAZ SHOWS HIS POWER AGAINST BERNAZA.

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Photo via: Marilyn Paulino @mvp_boxpics

The exciting and promising junior lightweight Joel Diaz improved to 15-0, 12KO’s, winning a hard-fought six-round unanimous decision over game veteran Jose Angel Beranza. Diaz, trained by Abel Sanchez, pressed the action, landing a number of hard shots against the tough-as-nails Beranza throughout the six-round contest. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in Diaz’ favor with tallies of 60-54, and 59-55 twice.
@dibellaent @loudibella @kevincrooney

EMERGING STAR CHRISTOPHER GALEANO OUT PUNCHES UMARZODA TO VICTORY.

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Photo via: Marilyn Paulino @mvp_boxpics

Fighting before a loud contingency of fans, Bronx’s Christopher Galeano improved to a perfect 3-0 with a four-round unanimous decision over Azamat Umarzoda in their junior middleweight matchup. Galeano, a former amateur national champion, and co-promoted by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, boxed beautifully from the outside, landing crisp combinations to both the body and head. Umarzoda hung tough, but just wasn’t able to keep up with Galeano’s speed. In the end, all three judges scored the bout 39-37 in favor of Galeano.
@dibellaent @loudibella @kevincrooney @smspromotions @50cent

RUSS RETURNS IN A NO CONTEST

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Photo via: Marilyn Paulino @mvp_boxpics

Coming off his HBO-televised tough decision-loss to Matthew Macklin, middleweight prospect Lamar Russ, 160, 14-1 (7 KOs), Fayetteville, NC, battled Tony Hirsch, 160, 15-6-2, Oakland, CA. Russ was outboxing Hirsch early on, landing his overhand right behind a crisp jab. As the two boxers were pressing forward, an accidental head butt opened up a cut over Hirsch’s right eye in the first frame. In between rounds, however, the ringside physician determined that Hirsch was in no position to continue. As a result, the bout was declared a No-Contest.
@dibellaent @loudibella @kevincrooney

THE PRIDE OF LONG ISLAND JOE SMITH BRAWLS TO VICTORY.

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Photo via: Marilyn Paulino @mvp_boxpics

Brooklyn,NY – Joe Smith 178, Long Island, NY, trained by Tommy Gallagher, brawled with the tough Michael Gbenga, 172, Washington, DC, providing exciting two-way action in their scheduled eight-round light heavyweight contest. Smith applied pressure and focused his attack downstairs. After two rounds of punishment to the body, Gbenga was forced to retire on his stool prior to the start of the third frame, citing a rib injury. With the win, Smith improved to 15-1 (12 KOs), while Gbenga dropped to 13-12 (13 KOs). @dibellaent @loudibella @kevincrooney

A HARDY GOOD TIME IN BROOKLYN

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Photo via: Marilyn Paulino @mvp_boxpics

Brooklyn,NY – Fighting before a strong contingent of hometown fans, Brooklyn fan favorite Heather Hardy and the Bronx’s Nydia Feliciano went to war in their eight-round female junior featherweight feature bout. Feliciano was easily the toughest opponent of Hardy’s young career, having already fought for a world title in 2012. Round after round, Hardy and Feliciano furiously brawled, bringing the crowd to a standing ovation on a number of occasions. Hardy was the aggressor and pressed the action for the majority of the bout, and in the end, she was awarded the well-deserved unanimous decision, winning by scores of 79-73, and 78-74 twice. It was the most impressive victory to date for Hardy, who improved to a perfect 9-0, 2KO’s.

@heathertheheat @dibellaent @loudibella @kevincrooney

THOMAS TO MUCH FOR FULTON

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By Damon”Latinbox”Gonzalez
Photo by Walter”Butch”Flansburg
Heavyweights Lenroy “TNT” Thomas (17-3, 8 KO’s) @Lenroy_TNT from Tampa,FL. outworked Travis Fulton to win the unanimous decision in 4 rounds. All 3 judges score it 40-33 for Thomas.

TOSTADO DOMINATES VIDAL FOR THE LATIN WBO TITLE

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By Damon”Latinbox”Gonzalez
Photo Walter”Butch”Flansburg

Tampa – In a hard fought battle between two young warriors Antonio “El Tostado” Tosdado (13-2, 6 KO,s) wins the @Worldboxingorg WBO Latin Bantamweight title against Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (17-2, 9 KO’s) i front of a sold out crowed at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, FL. Presented by All Star Boxing, Inc. Boxeo Telemundo.

Round 1: The Puerto Rican vs. Mexican bout Tostado starts off quick with a jab Vidal explodes back with a hard right hook to the body then to the head sending Tostado off balance, both fighters continue to work in the center of the ring fighting in close quarters, Tostado had his moment at the end of the round catching Vidal cleanly with a hook to the face.

Round 2: Tostado trying to cut the ring opening the round, Vidal backing off now to the straight right of Tostado, Vidal with a quick uppercut lands on the tough Tostado who continues to work controlling his range catching Vidal who concerns me walking right in to punches early in the series.

Round 3: Videl starts by trying to load up his left hand on Tostado meets him with a nice combination to the head, Tostado looking to hook in the center of the ring with Vidal ho looks to me like his pace has really slowed down.

Round 4: Vidal jumps right in attacks with a big overhand right that lands clean on Tostado who continues to come forward and engage fire with Vidal, Vidal to me is throwing his punches to wide that’s why Tostado appears to be having the better round.

Round 5: Tostado jumps in jabbing his way in catching Vidal who responds with a hard shot to the body, Tostado would have better success if he placed his right hand behind the jab, Vidal finding a little more range setting his feet and timing Tostado better as he comes in.

Round 6: Tostado hits Vidal with authority landing a hard right hand Vidal takes it well, But it’s Tostado having his way in the round Vidal just not moving side to side getting caught too much by Tostado uppercut in the round.

Round 7: Tostado really stepping on the gas as the fight continues Vidal not able to get away from his fast counter attempts and hard aggression, Vidal clinching Tostado up after his gun fire of attacks.

Round 8: Tostado needs to close the gap, Vidal trying to make it happen with 1 – 2 punches not being to successful, But was able to work by throwing sharp left hooks to the head of Tostado.

Round 9: Vidal needs to make Tostado defensive minded as Vidal moves more getting cleaner looks catching Tostado, Both fighting small throughout the fight Vidal just giving up his hight , but lands a big right hand that sends Tostado back as he puts his hands up and wars with Vidal in the center of the ring.

Round 10: Final round action Tostado lands a huge right hand as the counter punches in the center of the ring Vidal slips on the canvas, Action continues Tostado still touches Vidal up with nice uppercut, Vidal rally’s catches Tostado flush with a right hand both fighters let it all go in the center of the ring.

RESTO PASSES RAMIREZ IN A WAR.

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By Damon”Latinbox”Gonzalez
Photo: Walter “Butch”Flansburg

Tampa, FL -Featherweights Bryan “El Indio” Resto battles Tori “Ruthless” Ramirez to a unanimous decision win, all three judges scores 37-39 for Resto.

Resto vs. Ramirez – a hard fought battle a Resto uses his range early on catching Ramirez from the outside, Ramirez a fighter bangs in the center of the ring with Resto attempting to keep the fight in the inside with the taller Resto who is having his way at distance.

Explosive action as Ramirez having great success working Resto in the inside cutting his range, Ramirez taking shots to the head but actually having a better opportunities in the inside against Resto.

Ramirez catching Rest with right hooks to the head Resto counters but took a right hand that looked to hurt him Ramirez jumps right back in looking for the knock out it just had to end in great fashion as both fighters brawl it out in so far fight of the night.