Monthly Archives: June 2016

“MESERITO” RODRIGUEZ WINS WBO LATINO SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE OVER QUIJANO IN TAMPA


Ringside – Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez 

Tampa, Florida- Ricardo “Meserito”Rodriguez (14-3, 4 KO) captures the WBO Latino Super Flyweight title with a active back and forth affair against Puerto Rican belt holder in a 10 round unanimous decision over David “Dabo” Quijano (16-5-1, 9 KO’s) In a sold out A La Carte Pavilion “Summer Series” fight card on Boxeo Telemundo presented by All Star Boxing, Inc. 

Rodriguez-Quijano extravaganza lived up to its expectations as the hard hitting Quijano went from boxer to slugger right into Rodriguez’s den early on giving Meserito opportunities to bang Quijano in the inside. You can never count Quijano out of a fight, he responds back with hard counter shots on Rodriguez.


Rodriguez has shown a lot of confidence in the fight timing Quijano in the mid rounds 

showing better versatility winning rounds. No question Quijano battled but kept 

standing in front getting hit with hard shots, credit goes to Quijano he can box and take what Rodriguez gives him.


Rodriguez came out on top the official scores identical 98-92 (3x) all for Rodriguez. 


Welterweight “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (7-0, 5 KO) scores a tough hard fought unanimous decision win over Philly fighter Greg Jackson (6-3, 2 KO). A very good scrap right from the start as Jackson starts off boxing Valentin throwing hard sweeping right hands, Valentin not afraid to go inside against Jackson keeping it close Valentin defiantly sharper with his punches the smaller man was looking like the bigger man in the fight. Jackson fought small and close not using his distance to establish his punches, Valentin took some hard shots from the gain Jackson who fell short. 

Ukrainian Tampa fighter Viktor Kulakovski (5-2, 3 KO) pulls out the unanimous decision victory over tough Curtis Waller (0-2-1) in four rounds.

Santiago Arroyo (4-0-1, 3 KO) battles Hector Gonzalez (1-4-2, 1 KO) to a 4 round majority draw judges scores 38-38 (2x) 37-39 

Irish John “Bam Bam” Cooley (1-0) from St. Petersburg, Florida wins his pro debut by beating Roberto Martinez (0-2) to a unanimous decision victory by out scoring Martinez in all four rounds judges scores 40-35 40-35 40-35 all for Cooley.

Tampa young star Mark Reyes (2-0, 1 KO) gets his second win at the Al La Carte Pavilion by destroying Niko Browne (0-1) at 1:19 of round two by TKO victory. Reyes the destroyer popped Browne right from the opening bell it was all down hill for Browne as he was getting caught clean with the hooks and power shots that finished him off in two.

Midyael Sanchez “El Diamanté” Negro in his US debut fight at the A La Carte Pavilion gave Euris Silverio from Kissimmee, Florida all he can handle as Sanchez picking his spots using a great right hand behind the jab breaking down Silverio in 4 rounds by unanimous decision victory. The official scores were 40-36 all three judges. 

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SANCHEZ GETS FIRST US WIN IN TAMPA


Midyael Sanchez “El Diamanté” Negro in his US debut fight at the A La Carte Pavilion gave Euris Silverio from Kissimmee, Florida all he can handle as Sanchez picking his spots using a great right hand behind the jab breaking down Silverio in 4 rounds by unanimous decision victory. The official scores were 40-36 all three judges. 


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Boxeo Telemundo starts its summer season June 24 from Tampa

Tampa, FL: The #1 Boxing Program on Spanish Television, “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will kick off its Summer Season Friday, June 24 from the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.

The main event will feature a clash between world ranked contenders when WBO Latin super flyweight Champion Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez of Mexico City, Mexico faces interim Champion David “Gabo” Quijano of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a bout schedule for 10 Rounds. Rodriguez (26) ranked #15 WBO, is a series favorite having fought 6 times only losing twice to world ranked contender David Carmona in highly competitive encounters and has a pro record of 13-3-4 KO’s. Quijano (29) on the other hand is ranked #14 WBO, in his last fight defeated Daniel Lozano in the same ring at the A La Carte to capture the interim title and his right to face Rodriguez bringing his record to 16-5-1-9 KO’s.

Also on the card undefeated 21 year old welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (6-0-5 KO’s) of Tampa. Valentin who recently inked with All Star Boxing stopped veteran Cosme Rivera in his last fight March 4. His opponent and the rest of the show will be announced shortly.

6 more fights are schedule. Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Net- work will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. Tables and Tickets are on sale or by calling 813-454-7800.

The Boxeo Telemundo Ford Summer Series will run for 4 consecutive Friday’s July 1st and July 8 from Mexico City and will end July 15 at the Kissimmee Civic Center.


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@AllStarBoxing Weights From Tampa


Ricardo Rodriguez 115 vs. David Quijano 114

(WBO Latino super flyweight title)


Sammy Valentin 145.8 vs. Greg Jackson 146.6


Luis Sanchez 151.8 vs. Michael Davis 151.2

Santiago Arroyo 119.2 vs. Hector Gonzalez 120


John Cooley 123.8 vs. Roberto Martinez 127


Viktor Kulakovski 151.2 vs. Curtis Waller 149.2


Mark Reyes 146.4 vs. Niko Browne 148

Venue: A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida
Promoter & Photo credits:  All Star Boxing

TV: Telemundo

“Silky” Wilky Campfort Camp Notes 


@silkywilkycampfort 

Campfort Camp Notes “The fight is Yeah just a few weeks away. Training going good im just ready to get in the ring and redeem myself”

Thoughts of Szymanski “He’s been in there with some guys he were supposed to beat and beat, but me I’m a different fighter Im not going in there to lay down for nobody. I believe they picked to fight me cause they think they can beat me but come July 2 I have to prove them wrong and show them they picked the wrong opponent” “Silky” Wilky Campfort will collide against Patryk Szymanski on Saturday July 2nd at 
Santander Arena on #HerringShavikov 

Reading, Pennsylvania 

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Hurricane Sammy Valentin 

Hurricane Sammy Valentin 
Video credits: Bonafe Productions Film

Directed by Ryan De Jesus 

BOXING ICON SUGAR RAY LEONARD TO HOST FAN MEET & GREET DURING JULY 15 FIGHT NIGHT AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINOACTION-PACKED CARD FEATURES PABLO CESAR CANO VS. KEANDRE GIBSON LIVE ON ESTRELLA TV

LOS ANGELES –  Former five-division boxing world champion and International Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard will be on hand for an electric night of boxing at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on July 15. Fans with tickets to the event will get a chance to meet the former undisputed welterweight champion and former Olympic gold medalist at the Special Events Center prior to the televised fights from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Leonard will join viewers in the Coachella Valley for what is sure to be an exciting card, as Mexican warrior Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-5- 1, 21 KOs) will square off against top welterweight contender KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson (15-0-1, 7 KOs) in an explosive 10-round main event broadcast live on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. In the televised 10-round co-feature of the night, former world title challenger Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (23-2- 1, 16 KOs) will battle former WBC Silver Featherweight Champion Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (23-7, 16 KOs).

Tickets for the event are on sale and priced at $45, $35, and $25. They can be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Sugar Ray Leonard is a boxing gold medalist and legendary sports icon of the 20th century. He has a passion to help fund research and awareness for type 1 & 2 diabetes and obesity prevention. In 2009, Leonard and his wife Bernadette started the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and have been supporting the life-changing programs at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Pablo Cesar Cano vs. KeAndre Gibson is a 10-round welterweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bout beings at 5:15 p.m. The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via Fenomeno Studios. The RingTVlive.com live stream will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

For more information visit http://www.goldenboypromotions.com, http://www.estrellatv.com, follow on twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @EstrellaTV, and become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, http://www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork, visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV; and follow the conversation using #BoxeoEstelar.

@wbcmoro The WBC WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT WORLD CUP / EL MUNDIAL DE LAS PELEADORAS MOSCA DEL WBC


By Mauricio Sulaiman

WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son

Women´s boxing is a reality. Those pioneers who had to overcome so many obstacles, abuse and discrimination in all forms and manners can proudly see that women have made it to the big leagues in the boxing world. Women deserve the opportunity to fight on major cards in the USA, just as they do in many other countries. In Mexico, at least once a month the main event on both Televisa and Azteca is a women’s fight. In Germany, there have been champions that make 500,000 Euros per fight! UFC had their main star also a women.

There are specific rules which protect the integrity and health of women. There has been thorough medical research to confirm data and facts and UCLA’s Dr. Choe made a sensational presentation that must be followed. Rounds last two minutes instead of three and fights are scheduled for a maximum of ten rounds. These two rules have a simple explanation. Dehydration + fatigue make the risk factor go up and women have 80% more probabilities of a concussion than men. These are pure facts and that is why the WBC will never allow a round to take place for more than two minutes, nor a fight for more than ten rounds. 

A p[regnancy test must be mandatory for any fight. It’s a reality that some states and some countries do not practice pregnancy testing. Safety will continue to be the priority without any doubt or compromise to any interest .

The WBC’s Second Annual Women´s Boxing Convention, which took place in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, this past January, set as a goal to have women enter the American market, to finally see a women fighting on HBO, Showtime, ESPN, or any PBC platform, or even to be part of a pay-per-view card. Steps have been taken. K2 featured two fights in April in the GGG undercard, both were spectacular KOs. Lou DiBella is a tremendous supporter of women in boxing and there is a precedent, Layla Ali, Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker, Mia St John, they all had great exposure in the 1990s and 2000s…

The WBC has set as one of our goals for 2016 the exciting Flyweight World Cup. The current talent within the 108-115 lbs is unbelievable and they all want to fight to determine who is the best in the world. The WBC is getting all promoters together to participate in this experience which will result in world attention to women’s boxing.

Following is the list of potential participants :

* Jessica “Kika” Chavez – WBC flyweight champion (Mexico)

* Ava Knight – Former two-time world champion (USA)

* Ibeth “Roca” Zamora – WBC light flyweight champion (Mexico)

* Melissa McMorrow – WBO flyweight champion (USA)

* Raja Amasheh – WBC silver flyweight champion (Germany)

* Kenia Enriquez – WBC light flyweight INT champion (Mexico)

* Ana Arrazola – WBC silver light flyweight champion (Mexico)

* Susi Kentikian – WBA flyweight champion (Armenia-Germany)

* Leonela Paola Yudica – IBF flyweight champion (Argentina)

* Naoko Fujioka – two-time world champion (Japan)

* Keisher “Fire” McLeod (USA)

* Yessica Bopp – two-time world champion (Argentina)

* Karina Hernandez – NABF flyweight champion (Mexico)

* Loredana Piazza – EBU flyweight champion (Italy)

* Nina Stojanovic (Serbia)

* Alondra Garcia (Mexico)

* Esmeralda Moreno – two-time world champion (Mexico)

* Arely Muciño – two-time world champion (Mexico)

The WBC committee is reaching out to the fighters to confirm participation and there will be an official press conference to announce the details of the format of competition and related information .

Thank you and I welcome any comments, suggestions or recommendations at contact@wbcboxing.com  

 

Star Boxing’s Joe Smith, Jr. Shocks Andrzej Fonfara and Light Heavyweight Division Takes Notice


Chicago- The light heavyweight division has a new face, and his name is Joe Smith, Jr. In one of boxing’s shockers of the year, Star Boxing’s Long Island knockout artist known as “The Irish Bomber” (22-1, 18 KOs) stunned the heavily-favored power-puncher Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KOs) with a first round TKO in the scheduled 10-round light heavyweight main event on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC on Saturday night (June 18) at UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
Smith first floored his opponent with a monstrous, punishing overhand right, and Fonfara was down in the center of the ring. The furious onslaught continued with a flurry of punches that had the hometown favorite Fonfara reeling, culminating with jaw-jarring left hook that had him down a second time, and the bout was halted. Fonfara was unable to withstand the barrage from the concrete fists of the Union 66 construction worker, and referee Hector Afu stopped the annihilation at 2:32 of the opening round. The end result: Smith’s brutal and perfectly-executed demolition becomes a leading candidate for upset of the year. 
 “I expected it to go 10 rounds because he’s a great fighter,” an elated Smith told NBC in the ring. “I trained harder for this fight than I ever have, and came here to prove a point that I belong in the ring with the best.

 “I was trying to stay on top of him because once I started hitting him, he left himself open,” added Smith. “I caught him with the over hand right. When I see someone hurt, I’m a finisher, and was determined to get him out.

 “There’s no feeling like this. I’m happy to take this victory back home to New York to all my fans,” Smith wrapped up later. “Now everybody knows who I am. This is the best thing that could have happened.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia said “I am so proud of Joe. He worked hard and earned a sensational victory. He’s a true example of the American spirit. We’ve been fortunate on Long Island to have seen him at our shows at the Paramount and now the world will be able to witness his rising star first hand.”
Fonfara was eyeing a rematch with the WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, who he lost two in a close decision two year ago. Fonfara had beaten both Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Nathan Cleverly before Smith foiled his plans. 
Representing Long Island, New York, Smith Jr. was making his national television debut and it was a beauty. It was his 16th straight victory.
 The 26-year-old was a highly decorated amateur who won the 2008 New York Golden Gloves with a victory over Seanie Monaghan. A member of the Local 66 Laborers Union between fights and the oldest of eight siblings, Smith Jr. by far picked up his most impressive victory of his career.

NOEMI BOSQUES CAMP NOTES


This definitely hasn’t been an ordinary fight camp. The only thing that’s been “ordinary” is early mornings and hard work! I’m proud to say I’ve been preparing with the best trainer and my best friend Tony Morgan. We have had the best sparring around! Shout out to Marco, Charles, and all the fighters at the gym working with me there! I feel secure and confident in my preparation to face Germany’s Alesia Graf, June 24th in Beijing !
My opponent is Alesia Graf 27-5 (12KOs), this match will be for a regional WBA title and aired locally. She’s a fighter, like Mariana Juarez and Susiana Kentikian, whom I’ve watched since my early boxing days! Means alot to me, being someone from lil ole St Pete, FL being invited to Beijing to fight someone like Graf for a title! God is good!
I’ve definitely had great sparring this training camp. Between this hard hitting, busy amateur fighter named Bruce (Pelon) from Winterhaven Boxing Gym and the beautiful #2 world ranked Kenia Enriquez, I def feel prepared to face Graf on the 24th.
Watching the Brighthouse commercial was flipping awesome, super surreal to watch this in motion! I was honored to get a call from team Momentum/Brighthouse Networks expressing their interest to work and how could I refuse?! Behind Noemi Bosques there is a great story of rock bottom litttle by little turning up side down. Watching everything develop keeps me motivated to push forward in completing what I know is to come. Such a great experience, and a great team of guys to work with. Stay tuned to the other 2 versions coming out soon!!

Diamanté and Pitufo Arrive at MSG 


@diamanteverdejo and @realpitufodiaz arrive in New York at @madisonsquaregarden 

ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ @RockyMartinez7 and VASYL LOMACHENKO, @Lomachenko_Vasyl the boxing gem of Puerto Rico and undefeated No. 2 world-rated lightweight contenderFELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO @DiamanteVerdejo

Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend championship card on Saturday, June 11, at The Theater at @MadisonSquareGarden Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 3 KOs), of Ukraine, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the reigning @WorldBoxingOrg (WBO) featherweight world champion, will be moving up to challenge Roman “Rocky”Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs), a three-time world champion from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, for his WBO junior lightweight world title. Felix Verdejo (21-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be defending his WBO Latino lightweight title against Juan Jose “Piquet” Martinez. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Puerto Rican Best Boxing Promotions and Diamante Promotions, both fights will be televised live on HBO®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. @hboboxing
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