Monthly Archives: February 2016

CRAWFORD SHINES AT THE GARDEN STOPPING LUNDY IN 5VERDEJO DEFEATS SILVA

  
CRAWFORD SHINES AT THE GARDEN STOPPING LUNDY IN 5 – VERDEJO DEFEATS SILVA

  
By Damon Gonzalez – Ringside

Photo credits: Alex Menendez @fotoalexm 

New York – The WBO Super Lightweight Terence Crawford (28-0, 20 KO’s) gave an excellent performance battling it out with tough Philadelphian Henry “Hank” Lundy (25-6-1, 13 KO’s) to a fifth round KO at the official time of 2:09 seconds of round five. There was no question Lundy backed it up and came to fight right from the opening bell throwing multiple shots at Crawford who made an adjustment settled down and landed very effective bombs of his own Catching Lundy Flush as he was pulling back from the assaults. Lundy just coming right in posing his will on Crawford who ingredients problems fighting at the faster pace steps with Lundy catching him as he pulls back. Crawford closed the gap pushing Lundy with hard shots to the ropes Lundy very game battles Crawford making a meaningful fight Crawford ending his night with a flurry of punches in the corner as the referee jumps in and calls a holt to the action in-front of a electrifying sold out crowed at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. 
 Lightweight Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (20-0, 15 KO’s) beats William Silva (23-1, 14 KO’s) by unanimous decision 100-90 (2x) 99-91 for Verdejo. No stoppage in the contest but Verdejo rises to the occasion not afraid to mix it up against Silva who had his moments but Verdejo did not have to look for him, Silva showed good spirit and will but was getting set up all night long by the quicker hands of Verdejo.
Silva in his assault leaning in too much getting hit as he kept pulling straight back, Verdejo shooting the right hand behind he jab putting forth a great effort to seal the UD victory.

Verdejo Post Fight: “I felt very good during the fight. My opponent moved a lot, but I did what I had to do and got the win” “This is a new learning experience. I will learn from this and I will keep moving forward”

RODRIGUEZ OUTPOINTS DALUZ
    Super Lightweight Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (12-0, 9 KO’s) battled King Daluz (12-3, 2) to a unanimous decision victory at the Theater in Madison Square Garden tonight recording his third victory at The Garden. Rodriguez kept the pressure on Daluz all night long catching him in the seventh sending him down to the canvas Rodriguez you have to give credit for taking a lot of punches but being able to give Daluz trouble all night long, Rodriguez finished strong sealing the victory the official scores were 80-71 (2x) 79-72 for Rodriguez.

TORRES WINS BIG IN NEW YORK
  
  Lightweights Jean Carlos Torres (4-0, 3 KO’s) from Carolina, Puerto Rico a team Diamante prodigy pressured Miguel Gloria (1-2) from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Right from the opening bell finishing him off with hard shots ending his night quickly at .20 seconds of round three. Gloria just couldn’t adjust to the right hands coming from Rodriguez who was not giving up defense in the fight, Gloria stunned by a hard 1-2 by Rodriguez who was the bigger man in he ring tonight with his punches. 

DIAZ STOPS LUNA
    
Featherweight Christopher Diaz (14-0, 10 KO’s) from Barranquitas, PR. Returns to the Garden in New York destroying Angel Luna (12-2-1, 7 KO’s) from Santiago, DR at 2:42 seconds of round four by KO victory. Luna held his own early on landing hard shots on Diaz trying to keep him off balance, Diaz adjusted quickly and battled Luna back with hard punches of his own breaking him down Luna just too wide with his punches couldn’t take advantage of the faster Diaz as he finishes Luna off in the fourth.

IRISH BOMB AT THE THEATER AT MSG
  
Light Heavyweight Sean Monaghan (26-0 17 KO’s) from Long Island, N.Y. battles Janne Forman (21-4, 13 KO’s) from Vaasa, FIN. Stopping him at 1:34 seconds of round five giving Forman all he can handle, keeping the pressure on him throughout the series Forman taking too much punishment Monaghan opened up with hard right hands picking spots as Forman looking very predictable in the fight took way too many hard shots he could not continue. 

TAYLOR PUT THE FREEZE ON ACUNA
   
In the opening bout of the night at The Theater at The Theater at Madison Square Garden Super Lightweights Emmanuel Taylor (19-4, 13 KO’s) from Baltimore, MD. Created enough room to breakdown Wilfredo Acuna (15-19, 11 KO’s) from Managua, NIC. At 2:59 seconds of round six by ways of KO victory. 

@AllStarBoxing RODRIGUEZ REMAINS ON TOP WITH WBO WIN

  
@allstarboxing @allstarboxinginc Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez defeats “No Fear” Cartagena

Photos: All Star Boxing

Super flyweight Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (13-3, 4 KOs) won a clear ten round unanimous decision over Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena (14-3, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. Rodriguez dropped Cartagena hard with a huge left hook in round six and a buzzed Cartagena barely survived the round. Rodriguez jumped on Cartagena in round seven, but Cartagena got a long break from referee Telis Assimenios after a low blow. Rodriguez was then all over him again. The hostility level went down a notch for the rest of the fight as Rodriguez won going away 99-90, 98-91, 99-90. Rodriguez claimed the vacant WBO Latin jr. bantamweight title. @clovis_25 @telemundodeportes @telemundo

@trboxing CRAWFORD NOT FACED BY LUNDY

  
Photo credits: Mikey Williams TopRank

TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD 

 

“Fighting at Madison Square Garden…headlining the event at the Mecca of Boxing is personally historic.

 

“I love to give back…to my community…to the sport of boxing…and on Saturday night I’m going to give something back to Lundy. I’m going to show him that punches hurt a lot more than words.

 

“Manny [Pacquiao] is the only fighter in the Top Rank stable who can take me to the next level. [Viktor] Postol is good but only real boxing fans know him. 

 

“With Lundy, I need to look out for head butts, low blows and elbows. He’s going to get rough in this one. But once he gets careless, and he will, he’s going down.

 

“Lundy’s trash talk makes me laugh. But I don’t think he’ll laughing too much on Saturday night. Deep down in his soul he knows what he’s in for. He’ll respect me Saturday. Don’t blink. It might be a quick one.”

VERDEJO MEDIA WORKOUT 

  
@diamanteverdejo media workout 

World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and Puerto Rican sensation Felix “Diamante” Verdejo hosted an open media workout this afternoon at Mendez Gym in New York, New York as they take over Madison Square Garden Saturday February 27 live on HBO boxing promoted by Top Rank. Photo Mikey Williams Top Rank. @4MikeyWilliams
@trboxing It’s official. Undefeated superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, the 2014 Fighter of the Year and a two-division world champion, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world title against Top-10 contender Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, February 27 at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Also Puerto Rican superstar Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO @WorldBoxingOrg Latino lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending world title shot when he takes on William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs), of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders.

Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. @tbudcrawford vs. @hammerinhank_lundy 

Also @diamanteverdejo @worldboxingorg 

@madisonsquaregarden 

@trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @HBOBoxing @HBOLatino @TecareBoxing 

#CrawfordLundy #VerdejoSilva

CRAWFORD MEDIA WORKOUT 

  
@tbudcrawford media workout 

World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and Puerto Rican sensation Felix “Diamante” Verdejo hosted an open media workout this afternoon at Mendez Gym in New York, New York as they take over Madison Square Garden Saturday February 27 live on HBO boxing promoted by Top Rank. Photo Mikey Williams Top Rank. @4MikeyWilliams
@trboxing It’s official. Undefeated superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, the 2014 Fighter of the Year and a two-division world champion, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world title against Top-10 contender Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, February 27 at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Also Puerto Rican superstar Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO @WorldBoxingOrg Latino lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending world title shot when he takes on William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs), of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders.

Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. @tbudcrawford vs. @hammerinhank_lundy 

Also @diamanteverdejo @worldboxingorg 

@madisonsquaregarden 

@trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @HBOBoxing @HBOLatino @TecareBoxing 

#CrawfordLundy #VerdejoSilva

LUNDY MEDIA WORKOUT 

  
@hammerinhank_lundy Media workout 

World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and Puerto Rican sensation Felix “Diamante” Verdejo hosted an open media workout this afternoon at Mendez Gym in New York, New York as they take over Madison Square Garden Saturday February 27 live on HBO boxing promoted by Top Rank. Photo Mikey Williams Top Rank. @4MikeyWilliams

@trboxing It’s official. Undefeated superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, the 2014 Fighter of the Year and a two-division world champion, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world title against Top-10 contender Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, February 27 at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Also Puerto Rican superstar Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO @WorldBoxingOrg Latino lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending world title shot when he takes on William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs), of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders.

Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. @tbudcrawford vs. @hammerinhank_lundy 

Also @diamanteverdejo @worldboxingorg 

@madisonsquaregarden 

@trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @HBOBoxing @HBOLatino @TecareBoxing 

#CrawfordLundy #VerdejoSilva

Terence Crawford with wounded vets and Felix Verdejo with School Children in New York.

  
Terence Crawford with wounded vets and Felix Verdejo with School Children in New York.

  
World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and Top Prospect Felix “Diamante” Verdejo both did their part in helping the community today in New York to kick off fight week as they prepare for their well anticipated bouts inside the world famous Madison Square Garden, Saturday February 27live on HBO. Crawford, visited Gleason’s gym and helped out wounded veterans with their boxing skills, while Verdejo inspired young boxers and school children at Betances Community Center in Bronx, New York Tuesday. Photography by @4MikeyWilliams Top Rank 

  
  
@trboxing It’s official. Undefeated superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, the 2014 Fighter of the Year and a two-division world champion, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world title against Top-10 contender Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, February 27 at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Also Puerto Rican superstar Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO @WorldBoxingOrg Latino lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending world title shot when he takes on William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs), of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders.

Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. @tbudcrawford vs. @hammerinhank_lundy 

Also @diamanteverdejo @worldboxingorg 

@madisonsquaregarden 

@trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams @HBOBoxing @HBOLatino @TecareBoxing 

#CrawfordLundy #VerdejoSilva

Heavyweight Prospect Scott Alexander Signs with Thompson Boxing.

  
@scott_theone @thompsonboxing 

Heavyweight Prospect Scott Alexander Signs with Thompson Boxing.

ORANGE, Calif. -Thompson Boxing Promotions signed heavyweight prospect Scott Alexander (10-1-1, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles to an exclusive promotional contract, the Southern California-based promoter announced today. “I feel very blessed and excited,” Alexander said. “It’s an incredible opportunity considering what Thompson Boxing has done for the careers of so many boxers. I’m looking forward to what the future brings.” Standing at six-foot-three, Alexander has excellent size and reach for boxing’s most glamorous division. The 26-year-old picked up gloves at age eighteen and immediately fell in love with the sport. “I don’t have an amateur background so I’ve had to absorb a lot during training camps,” said Alexander, who is trained by Henry Ramirez. “My hand speed and vision are probably my two best assets. I’m very versatile. I can outbox and wear down my competition, or end things early with a knockout.” “We had Alexander on one of our undercards last year,” said Ken Thompson, President of Thompson Boxing. “I still remember his knockout win. He knocked out Dan Biddle in the first round with a sizzling attack. He has excellent talent and the charism

Ximenez Applies The Crush Job to Anton Taking The Texas Super Bantamweight Title.

  
Ximenez Applies The Crush Job to Anton Taking The Texas Super Bantamweight Title.

Photo credits: @staceyverbeek 
Featherweight Ray Ximenez, Jr. (13-0, 4 KO’s) defeats Eric Anton via KO at the official time 2.50 of the 3rd round.  A Night to Fight benefiting Ring of Hope Boxing Club Frontiers of Flight Museum Dallas, TX.

  
VAZQUEZ SHINES IN DEBUT 

Welterweight Edward Vasquez (1-0) dominated Willie Miller to a unanimous decision victory.40-36, 39-27 x 2.

  
TORRES TAKES CASTILLO IN SPLIT 

Lightweight Abraham Torres (3-1, 1 KO’s) battles Antonio Castillo to a split decision win. 38-37 x 2, 37-38.

  
HAWTHORNE BATTLES TO WIN AT THE FLIGHT MUSEUM 

Super lightweight Marquis Hawthorne gets the UD win over John Bullock 40-36, 39-37 x 2.

Other Results 

Enver Halili UD Rick Graham 38-37 x 3

Alfredo Mojica TKO Federico Oliveira 20-18 x 3

SERRANO DESTROYS GERULA IN ONE TO BECOME WBO FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION 

  
@serranosisters SERRANO DESTROYS GERULA IN ONE TO BECOME WBO FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION @worldboxingorg 

Photo credits: @edjr18 

New York, NY – On Wednesday night, DiBella Entertainment staged another installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series at New York City’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan in front of a passionate and lively crowd.
Headlining the card, Brooklyn’s female sensation Amanda Serrano, 126, demolished Canadian Olivia Gerula, 123¼, of Winnipeg, inside one round to pick up the WBO world featherweight championship. Serrano stormed out of her corner, quickly overwhelming her opponent with an onslaught of leather before a right hook wobbled Gerula into the ropes to warrant an eight-count. When the action resumed, Serrano immediately swarmed Gerula, finding a home for her overhand right and left hooks to stagger her adversary once again to force a stoppage call at just 1:50 into the contest. With the win, Serrano, 27-1-1 (20 KOs), is now a three-division world champion. Gerula, who had only been stopped twice before, but never this early, dropped to 17-16-2 (3 KOs). Serrano had previously won the IBF junior lightweight belt in 2011 and the WBO lightweight title in 2014.

 @dibellaent @loudibella @kevincrooney @newlegendboxing @bbkingbluesnyc @serranosisters