Monthly Archives: October 2014
Report: Damon Gonzalez @latinboxsports
Puerto Rico – @explosivo_machado Super Featherweight Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (8-0, 6 KO’s) a fighting tiger ways of San Juan, Puerto Rico. proven early in his young carrier that speed kills & has fought as a formidable force coming out of the Island. On Nov 1st he will collide against Alvin Torres (8-1-2, 6 KO’s) on the #TheComeback @OfficialWV2 “Papito” Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. (23-4-1, 19 KO’s) returns to the ring on November 1st on #TheComeback against Jonathan Arellano (15-4-2, 3 KO’s) Live at Hector Solá Bezares Caguas – in Caguas, PR. also the return of tough Alberto Machado vs. Alvin Torres, Freddy Ortiz, Jose Martinez, Iseral Vazquez and many others to be announced. Presented by Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, Inc. @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @miguelcottoreal @eaag @gabypenagaricano @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti at Puerto Rico
@DiamanteVerdejo Fights in Philly Dec 13th Lightweight prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (15-0, 11 KO’s, the 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian & rising star returns to the ring headline a @UniMas Televised card #SoloBoxeoTecate @TecateBoxing on Saturday December 13, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Promoted by @Trboxing and @PeltzBoxing, Verdejo is slated to face Spain’s Karim El Quazghar (16-5-2, 4 KO’s) in a scheduled 8 round main event bout. @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti at Philidalphia, PA.
#GGGRubio #FaceOff Can Rubio withstand the power punches from GGG? The Mexican warrior will not miss a beat he will go right after the dangerous GGG with claws. But the question remains can he see the punches coming from the lethal counterattacker GGG. WBA/IBO @NewsWBA / @IBOBoxing Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin @GGGPromotions will defend his world titles against @WBCBoxing interim middleweight beltholder Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio @MAVenenoRubio on Saturday, October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and televised Live on @HBOBoxing Presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions in association with Promociones Del Pueblo @PromoDelPueblo the scheduled 12-round championship battle will headline a card billed as #MexicanStyle @TomLoeffler1
@AllStarBoxing It’s Time for War! @AllStarBoxing @iamphenomenom The final show of the fall edition of the successful Boxeo Telemundo Ford series will feature the return of one their favorites Friday, October 24 from the Kissimmee Civic Center in Central Florida. In the main event popular featherweight Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (20-4-1-10 KO’s) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will make a final run for a chance to fight for a world title when he faces Ruben “El Canelito” Tamayo (25-4-4-17 KO’s) of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO Latin featherweight title at stake. In the co feature Daniel Rosario Cruz (8-1-7 KO’s) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will battle Jose Alberto “El Flaco” Leal (9-5-1-4 KO’s) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds in the welterweight division also Gary Shaw Productions rising stars, Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera (2-0, 1 KO) and Luis Paredes (2-0, 1 KO) both return to the ring.“We expect fireworks on our season finale show with two classic battles between Puerto Rico and Mexico, this is our 13th anniversary at the Kissimmee Civic Center and we will bring the fans a great night of action” said Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:30 PM. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise main event starting at 11:35 PM. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show, Tickets are already on sale at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412. @allstarboxinginc @deportestelemundo @anajulaton at Kissimmee Civic Center at Kissimmee Civic Center
New York, NY – Last night at NYC’s famed @BBKingBluesNYC in midtown Manhattan, @DibellaEnt returned for the latest installment of its popular #BroadwayBoxing series, sponsored by @Everlast and Manfredi Auto Group. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, each boxer wore pink and black boxing gloves donated by Everlast.
Headlining the action-packed event, popular Brooklynite Heather “The Heat” Hardy @HeatherTheHeat 121½, dominated the formidable Crystal Hoy, 121, of Las Vegas, NV, over 10 rounds to become the WBC International junior featherweight champion, in a superb performance. Hardy boxed extremely effectively throughout, demonstrating many facets of her talent and ability. She was incredibly accurate with her shots while both pressing forward and fighting off the back foot. When Hoy stepped up her attack near the midway point, Hardy proved adept at exhibiting elusive defensive maneuvers and landing counter shots to offset her opponent’s aggression. Whenever Hoy found her way inside, Hardy had no qualms about trading power shots, creating some exciting exchanges. Setting up beautiful combinations behind a stiff jab, Hardy went on to win a clear 10-round decision. Scorecards read 100-90, 99-91, and a puzzling tally of 95-95, which brought jeers from the crowd. Now 11-0 (2 KOs), Hardy remained unbeaten, while Hoy fell to 5-7-4 (2 KOs).
“Winning the @WBCBoxing title is every boxer’s dream coming up,” said Hardy, “and now this is a dream come true. It’s an honor to win this belt and I plan to proudly defend it and prove to be a worthy champion.”
In the co-feature bout, New York Golden Gloves champion and Broadway Boxing staple, light heavyweight southpaw Travis Peterkin, 176¾, of Brooklyn, competed in his first eight-round contest, facing Sacramento, California’s Otis Griffin, 179½, of The Next Great Champ reality series fame. Peterkin immediately began backing Griffin up, landing his thudding jab. When Griffin would find his way past the jab, Peterkin met him with a straight right hand down the pipe. Over the second half, Peterkin began backing Griffin to the ropes, landing hooks downstairs. In the fifth and sixth rounds, it was evident that Peterkin’s pressure and heavy hands were breaking Griffin down. With Griffin’s punch resistance diminished, Peterkin threw combinations with abandon. Earning a unanimous decision with scores of 80-72, and 79-73 twice, Peterkin upped his record to 13-0 (5 KOs). Griffin saw his record fall to 24-17-2 (10 KOs).
“This was my first eight-round fight,” said Peterkin. “I wanted to pace myself, box effectively and slowly break him down over the distance. My jab was key and my combinations were on point.”
Freeport, New York’s junior middleweight prospect Patrick Day, 153½, the former #1 amateur in the US and a National champion, locked horns with the rugged Felipe Reyes, 153¼, of Houston, TX, trading shots in a phone booth for six thrilling rounds. Reyes took to leaning in and hoping to land wild overhand rights. Day frequently opened up Reyes’ guard by digging to the body first then following through with uppercuts to the chin. In the fifth, Day landed a right hook upstairs to deck Reyes, as he bounced off the ropes. After six rounds, Day earned a shutout unanimous decision with three scores of 60-53, to lift his record to 9-0-1 (5 KOs), while Reyes dropped to 5-4 (3 KOs).
“I felt that I put on a good performance,” said Day. “I think I showed a different side of myself and proved that I am versatile, fighting Reyes head to head. He was very game, but he came in with his head a bit much, using roughhouse tactics. I’m now ready to step up and fight in an eight-round bout next time out.”
Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions, Inc., the 25-year-old Ukrainian Ivan Golub, 159¼, now living and training in Brooklyn, NY, improved to 2-0 (1 KO), by demolishing the normally durable Kirk Huff, 159¾, 3-2 (1 KO), Arnold, MO, inside the opening round. Stalking Huff from the outset, the southpaw Golub eventually trapped him in a neutral corner and landed a thudding left to the body. Huff immediately dropped in pain and, though he arose, the referee felt he was in no condition to continue, halting the bout by TKO at 1:11 of round one. A former amateur star, Golub had amassed an astonishing record of 270-32. He became a five-time Ukrainian National champion, and won bronze medals at the Junior World Championships in 2006 and at the World Championships in 2009. Golub also participated in the World Series of Boxing, winning all five of his bouts.
“I applied pressure right away and quickly spotted the opening to land my left downstairs,” said Golub. “I hit Huff right on the liver and down he went.”
The 20-year-old English/Irish Steed “The Stallion” Woodall, 164, born in Birmingham, England, and now living and training in Palm Beach, FL, made his NYC debut boxing his way to a unanimous four-round decision over the always-tough Azamat Umarzoda, 162¼, 0-6-2, of Las Vegas, NV. As an amateur, Woodall was a five-time English National champion and a two-time British champion, having accrued a 41-5 record along the way. In his fifth professional outing, Woodall focused on his technical ability and placing his shots well, dishing out a steady stream of jabs and straight right hands. Umarzoda ate whatever leather Woodall threw his way and kept on coming, but that did not deter the Florida transplant. Halfway through, Woodall began pounding the body as he outworked his resilient adversary. After four frames, the judges tallied 40-36 twice, and 39-37, all for Woodall, who improved to 5-0 (3 KOs).
“There was a lot of anticipation coming to the Big Apple for the first time, a city that I’ve always wanted to visit,” said Woodall. “I had a durable opponent in front of me, but I worked my jab and body shots well and I was glad to get in the work.”
Opening up the card, former 2012 Olympian for the Dominican Republic, Wellington Arias Romero, 144½, 4-0-1 (2 KOs), of Newburgh, NY, fought to a draw against Lazar Stojadinovic, 146, 1-1-1, of Miami, FL. Stojadinovic started out aggressively winging hooks, while the southpaw Romero looked to establish the proper distance to land his straight punches. Though Romero landed several pinpoint left hands, Stojadinovic remained steadfast, continuously applying pressure and outworking his foe to make it a close affair. Often pinning Romero against the ropes, Stojadinovic’s work rate was favored by the judges. Following the end of the fourth and final stanza, the scorecards read 39-37 for Stojadinovic, and two votes of 38-38, for the draw verdict.
The next installment of Broadway Boxing will take place in December, back at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.
(photos credited to: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)
St. Petersburg, FL -Respected boxing manager and former Manager of the Year, Pat Lynch is pleased to announce the signing of Welterweight prospect Clarence Booth to an exclusive managerial contract.
Lynch, who was the former manager of Hall of Famer Arturo Gatti and currently manages Jr. Middleweight rising star Glen Tapia as well as undefeated Jr. Welterweight prospect Julian Rodriguez.
“I am extremely happy to have signed Clarence. I have been very impressed from what I have seen of him and I look forward to working with him as I see he has a very bright future,” said Lynch
Booth of St. Petersburg, Florida has a record 8-1 with five knockouts and his best days are clearly ahead of him.
“I am grateful to be with Pat. For him to reach out to me is huge. I wasn’t able to get the fights consistently but now with Pat I know that will be happening. I am a gym rat and I am confident that things will move along and I can show the world my talent,”said Booth.
Booth stumbled upon boxing by accident but deep down he knew that this could be his calling.
“I was just trying to find myself and I knew I was gifted at street fighting. I got in some trouble and wound up in a detention center where one of the people who worked there was female boxing champion Laura Ramsey.”
“I went to her gym and the rest is history.”
There he met trainer Nick Sityar and the two forged a bond as they have had many hurdles to get to this point.
“He came from some trouble as a youth and he trained in Laura’s gym. He was my only pupil and then when the gym closed down, we had to train in high school gyms, in parking lots and on tennis courts,”said Sityar.
“But he has great natural talent. He is a puncher-boxer with power in both hands. He only started boxing at age 19 and he is very athletic.”
Booth had a brief 28 fight amateur career.
He turned pro in 2011 with a four round unanimous decision over Tommy Bryant. His only blemish was a controversial defeat to current undefeated Welterweight Cletis Seldin that was a fight marred in controversy. It was a rough fight where Seldin was even docked a point for illegal tactics.
Since that fight, Booth has won six straight with four of those wins coming via stoppage. In his last bout, Booth garnered his most impressive win by scoring a six round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Jonathan Perez (5-0) on June 6.
Booth has facilitated his training by becoming a regular sparring partner to undefeated WBA Welterweight champion Keith Thurman.
“When we go down to the Winky Wright Gym it is all love when I spar with Keith. It is tremendous sparring and I have to stay sharp with technical skills.”, continued Booth.
Said Sityar of the sparring, “When we work with Keith, it’s great work obviously and we get a lot of pointers from former trainer of the year Dan Birmingham. Clarence is very coachable.”
Booth, who is a proud husband and father of four will return to action on Saturday, November 1st in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
By Damon”Latinbox”Gonzalez & Chris Cook Ringside
Photo credits: Andre Diaz
Amos Cowart who I believe as a young extremely talented fighter out of Florida finds himself in a Catch-22: He’s too dangerous for top Lightweights, clearly you just get a feeling when he steps into the ring there lurks a fighter capable of beating many of today’s better known lightweights.
Cowart (10-0-1, 5 KO’s) this past Saturday night in front of a huge crowed at the Orlando Events Center scores a devastating TKO victory at 1:41 seconds of round one over Marlon Lewis (6-5-2, 3 KO’s) by shooting a hard upper cut that drops Lewis right to the canvas referee Frank Santore quickly waved off the contest. It was clearly a opportunity for Cowart to shine reviews were very clear on the outcome.
Moises Carrasquillo, Jr. will step in the ring with anyone who is willing to swap punches with him when a lot of comers wisely avoid. He may present himself with a style that translates like a Felix Trinidad slow starter but once the switch is turned on, It’s turned up. In the co-main event Orlando’s Moises Carrasquillo, Jr. (7-0, 5 KO’s) dominates Arnold Hill (3-10, 2 KO’s) stopping him in five rounds
Carrasquillo,Jr. walking down Hill with hard shots to the head and body, Hill having problems with his timing not able to counter the quick shots from Carrasquillo,Jr. after two rounds Hill goes into the third out punched Carrasquillo,Jr. landing the higher percentage shots breaking down Hill who fights in retreat, A tremendous round four for Carrasquillo,Jr. exchanging the harder blows Hill just absorbing way too much punches found a way to fire back from the assault coming from Carrasquillo,Jr. who stepped on the gas landing shots driving hill back to the ropes as referee Andrew Glenn call a holt to the bout at 1:08 of round 5 TKO win for Carrasquillo,Jr.
In the opening bout of the night at the Orlando Live Events Center, Julian Valerio (1-2) takes a counter to the head in the corner that drops him in round one as Joshua Medina gets off to a flash start, but Valerio quickly came back off the floor and jabbed his way back into the contest, Medina starts off quick letting his hands go but Valerio having nothing off it out punched Joshua Medina (0-1) winning the counter punching and fighting tall in round two. Both fighters exchanging vicious blows Medina not able to dodge the jab from Valerio who continues to press the action, In the final round Medina finding his way inside working the body of Velario who just kept on coming very exciting fight but it was Valerio who wins by Majority decision 38-37 on all judges scorecards.
Lightweight Joshua Pagan goes to (3-0, 1 KO) on Cruse control out working the slower Cleveland McLean en route to a unanimous decision winning 40-35 on all judges scorecards, Cleveland never really fared well against Pagan in the contest who fought up to his skillful ability and quality of punches onrushing Cleveland throughout the contest giving him more then he could handle.
Super Middleweight Craig “Danger” Duncan (5-0, 4 KO’s) local favorite from Apopka, FL. used his range to easily pick apart William Harris in a one sided unanimous decision 40-35 in all judges cards for Duncan who fights blunt took advantage of the hands down Harris who didn’t fare well in firing back or protecting himself from the shots coming from Duncan at a glance I took notice to his ring behavior before every attack would back kick the corner post leading to disqualification disaster in higher completion fight cards. Over all Duncan apparently still growing in the sport handled himself well in there.
Alexander Roman (2-0) meeting Le Jea Bolden (0-2) in the center of the ring with hard exchanges Bolden a tough customer smartly cuts the ring inviting the exchanges, Roman using good movement landing hard left hooks to the face of the on coming Bolden. Mid rounds Roman pressing the action getting good looks landing the cleaner punches, Bolden with a huge heart continues to battle Roman but it was Bolden who came up short loosing the unanimous decision 40-36 in all judges scorecards for Roman.
Middleweight Phillip Penson (7-0-2, 2 KO’s) was game by pounding Ricardo Planter in six rounds scoring a unanimous decision win judges score 60-54 all for Penson.
@OfficialWV2 Featherweight Wilfredo Vazquez,Jr. (23-4-1, 19 KO’s) a determine strong guy with great skill will be effective against Jonathan Arellano (15-4-2, 3 KO’s) from Ontario, CA. Vazquez always has been a good crowed fighter slick with great punching power he will certainly try to come in and hurt Arellano early, there styles are not similar Arellano a little slower pulling the trigger I clearly believe that Vazquez speed and power will be the difference come November 1st in Puerto Rico. Report: Damon Gonzalez @latinboxsports @OfficialWV2 “Papito” Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. (23-4-1, 19 KO’s) returns to the ring on November 1st on #TheComeback against Jonathan Arellano (15-4-2, 3 KO’s) Live at Hector Solá Bezares Caguas – in Caguas, PR. also the return of tough Alberto Machado vs. Alvin Torres, Freddy Ortiz, Jose Martinez, Iseral Vazquez and many others to be announced. Presented by Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, Inc. @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @miguelcottoreal @eaag @gabypenagaricano @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @mrgardyroots @realcotto @guzmelycotto at Coliseo Hector Sola Bezares
@obrian094 Super Bantamweight Freddy Ortiz (2-0, 2 KO’s) I tell you what he’s no push over this kid with his sledgehammer punches starts off ending his fights quick, but it is his right hand that stands out to be his deadly weapon that will give Jonathan Feliciano from Añasco,PR. Lots of trouble in there 4 round undercard match on November 1st. Report: Damon Gonzalez @latinboxsports @OfficialWV2 “Papito” Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. (23-4-1, 19 KO’s) returns to the ring on November 1st on #TheComeback against Jonathan Arellano (15-4-2, 3 KO’s) Live at Hector Solá Bezares Caguas – in Caguas, PR. also the return of tough Alberto Machado vs. Alvin Torres, Freddy Ortiz, Jose Martinez, Iseral Vazquez and many others to be announced. Presented by Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, Inc. @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @miguelcottoreal @eaag @gabypenagaricano @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @_jantony @christopher_pitufo1 @diamanteverdejo @antoniocacique @negrocacique at Coliseo Hector Sola Bezares
@explosivo_machado Alberto Machado possibly one of the most effective fighters coming out of Puerto Rico with a heart like a lion, Machado a huge favor when he collides against Alvin Torres a snoozeweight fighter that not too many notice in the ring will have his hands full on November 1st. Report: Damon Gonzalez @latinboxsports @OfficialWV2 “Papito” Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. (23-4-1, 19 KO’s) returns to the ring on November 1st on #TheComeback against Jonathan Arellano (15-4-2, 3 KO’s) Live at Hector Solá Bezares Caguas – in Caguas, PR. also the return of tough Alberto Machado vs. Alvin Torres, Freddy Ortiz, Jose Martinez, Iseral Vazquez and many others to be announced. Presented by Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, Inc. @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @miguelcottoreal @eaag @gabypenagaricano @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @christopher_pitufo1 @diamanteverdejo @_jantony @antoniocacique @negrocacique @obrian094 at Coliseo Hector Sola Bezares