Montreal, Canada – Heavyweight boxing takes center stage in Montreal, Canada on Friday, September 16, when CARLOS TAKAM (Henderson, NV, 39-6-1 28KO’s) challenges six-time defending NABF Heavyweight Champion, undefeated ARSLANBEK “LION” MAKHMUDOV (Montreal, Canada by way of Russia, 14-0 14KO’s) at the Montreal Casino (Casino de Montréal) for the NABF and vacant NABA Heavyweight Titles.
Takam enters the 10-round main event seeking his 40th career victory as he returns to Montreal for the second time in his career. In 2014, Takam fought undefeated WBC Silver Heavyweight Champion, Mike Perez (then 20-0 12KO’s) to a controversial majority draw, with one judge giving Takam the fight. Takam’s resume speaks for itself, and includes former unified heavyweight World Champion, Anthony Joshua, current #15 world rated (WBC) Dereck Chisora, current #2 (WBO), #3 (WBC), #6 (IBF) and #11 (WBA) world rated Joseph Parker, former world champion Alexander Povetkin and former world title challengers, Tony Thompson, Michael Grant and Frans Botha. Most recently in July of 2021, Takam traveled to the UK to face hometown favorite,, former Olympian, and current #1 (WBO), #2 (WBC), #5 (IBF), #8 (The Ring) world rated, Joe Joyce (12-0 12KO’s). Takam gave Joyce all he could handle before an extremely controversial 6th round stoppage. At the time of the stoppage Takam was winning on all three judges’ scorecards. Takam is a former world title contender, IBF Inter-Continental, WBC Silver and WBF World Champion, who is set to take on the heavy-handed Makhmudov, hoping to prove he has enough left in the tank to position himself for one more heavyweight world championship challenge.
Takam had this to say about the fight: “I’m excited about the opportunity to fight in Montreal once again. Canada is great to visit, and the fans know their boxing. I’m healthy, in shape and ready to give my fans around the world what they have been asking for. It’s time to get back in action and achieve my goals.”
Makhmudov stands at a staggering 6’5”, typically weighing in north of 260 lbs., has never gone beyond the 7th round of a fight, knocking out all of those that have attempted to challenge him. Makhmudov looks to defend his NABF title for the seventh straight time. Makhmudov who’s most recent victory was over Mariusz Wach by 6th round KO, endeavors to level up once again by adding a name with the merit and experience of Carlos Takam to his resume.
“Carlos is a true veteran and is always willing to push himself to fight the best,” said Star Boxing CEO, JOE DEGUARDIA. “Whether its world champions like Anthony Joshua on eight days’ notice, top contenders like Joe Joyce in Joyce’s backyard in the UK, or now, a powerful rising prospect in Makhmudov, Takam always seeks the biggest fights and puts on entertaining performances for the fans. We expect the same thing come September 16.”
Makhmudov-Takam is promoted by Eye of the Tiger Management and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
Las Vegas, NV: This past weekend in Las Vegas,Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame celebrated its 10th Annual Induction Weekend at the beautiful Resorts World Las Vegas. Due to the pandemic, The Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame honored Class of 2020, Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 all in one espectacular TRILOGY weekend. Events were SOLD OUT for all activities which started Friday afternoon with a Meet & Greet with Champions, followed by a VIP Cocktail Partywith inductees and guest Champions. Saturday morning was kicked off with the 4th Annual WBC NVBHOF Green Belt Challenge with over twenty bouts and many Boxers anxious to showcase their Boxing skills in front of the Boxing Legends. The winner for Outstanding Female Boxer was Margarita Sierra of Houston, TX and Outstanding Male Boxer, Dylan Capetillo of Las Vegas, NV.
Immediately following the Green Belt Challenge the red carpet was rolled out and ready for the Champions attending the 10th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Gala Induction Dinner. There was no empty seat in the house as inductees started arriving to the beautiful Rose Ballroom of the Resorts World Las Vegas. Inductees were as follows:
CLASS OF 2020
Nevada Resident Boxers Clarence “Bones” Adams Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas
Non-Nevada Resident Boxers Jose Luis Castillo Miguel Cotto Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson Danny Lopez Azumah “The Professor” Nelson James “Lights Out” Toney Andre “S.O.G” Ward
Non-Boxer Inductees Lorenzo Fertitta Sammy Macias Carlos Padilla Jose Sulaiman
CLASS OF 2021
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Roy Jones Jr.
CLASS OF 2022
Mia St. John
Congratulations to Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Founder, Rich Morotta and President, Michelle Corrales-Lewis on hosting an extremely successful TRILOGY weekend at Resorts World Las Vegas. It was definitely an event no Boxing Fan ever wants to miss, definitely the Grammy’s of Boxing!
ZINACANTEPEC, MEXICO – Last night, Hytan Ramos(11-5-2 & 3 KO’s) was technically knocked out at 52 seconds in the 10th round by Ernesto Salcedo (13-2 & 10 KO’s) in a 10-Round Super Bantamweight Fight. Salcedo took home the Fecarbox Silver WBC Title on EstrellaTV’s Boxeo EstrellaTV. The series occurs on the last Friday of every month, and last night, the fights were broadcast from Zinacantepec, Mexico.
A solid strategy and the tactical discipline of Ernesto Salcedo’s team were the keys to victory for a young man, who dominated most of the rounds, and was able to win by knockout in the final moments of the fight, taking revenge on what happened a year before.
Salcedo’s fight style – hitting, moving, and attacking from different angles – were a fighting style that Ramos could not decipher. Ramos was left at the mercy of Salcedo’s punishment, crushing Ramos little by little. Salcedo was successful in the first cut of cards, with an advantage of 37-39, 37-39, and 37-39 from the three judges.
Ramos forced the exchange of blows at shortstop; however, Salcedo attacked and came out with lateral steps, leaving many of his Ramos’ blows in the air, and with his guard down, to attack and continue scoring points.
Salcedo’s camp stuck to the fight plan and only gave their fighter instructions and words of encouragement so that Salcedo would remain calm and continue with what he worked on in the gym – taking advantage of Ramos’ mistakes to attack with overhands and hooks to the body.
The second entries generated greater despair in Ramos, seeing that they lost 73-79, 73-78, and 75-77, all in favor of Salcedo.
Visibly tired, Ramos gave it his all in the later rounds. Salcedo fired him up with a flurry of punches in his own corner but had to be rescued by referee Rafael Saldaña, ending the fight in the 10th round.
In the co-main event, Ricardo Tellez González from the State of Mexico was unable to defeat a brave Eduardo “Choco” Cortés from Puebla, who took the win by unanimous decision, 73-78, 74-78 and 75-76, in an 8-round lightweight fight.
Jahaziel Ramos from Mexico City defeated Larry Serrano from the United States, by split decision, 39-37, 37-39, and 39-37, in a 6-round lightweight fight.
Bryan Becerril from the State of Mexico was caught off guard by a vicious left hook from Abraham “Gallo” Arreola of Mexico City, who earned the TKO victory at 23 seconds in the first round in a 4-round super bantamweight fight.
David “Chivo” Gutiérrez from the State of Mexico and Kennedy Serrano from the United States gave it their all; however, the judges gave a majority draw, 38-38, 37-39, and 38-38, in a 4-round welterweight fight.
Hector “Sepulturero” Munguia from Mexico City and Fernando Job Chichia from the State of Mexico put on an exciting fight but could not break the majority tie, 38-38, 40-36, and 38-37, in a 4 -round featherweight bout.
Boxeo EstrellaTV is a monthly boxing fight night on U.S. broadcast and multiplatform Spanish-language network EstrellaTV. Featuring the best in Mexican and Latin American boxing, it airs on the last Friday night of every month (except December) through the end of 2022. It can be viewed on the EstrellaTV network, carried by most cable and satellite providers and digital streaming platforms, and streaming on multiple platforms, including the EstrellaTV app on Roku, Android, and iOS devices, and Fire TV. The series is produced by Producciones Deportivas and directed by Ricardo Maldonado Jr.
The remaining Friday fight nights for 2022 include September 30, October 28, November 25, and December 16.
Tampa, FL – Fire Fist Boxing Promotions’ Yamaguchi Falcao and Connor “The Kid” Coyle will appear in separate eight round contests Saturday, September 17 at the Alessi Fitness Center in Tampa, FL.
Born and raised in Brazil but currently residing in Florida, Falcao is 21-1-1 with 9 knockouts. In his last bout, Falcao became the NABA super middleweight champion by defeating Damian Bonelli via ten round unanimous decision. Ranked #16 in the world by the WBC, Falcao’s known as one of boxing’s most avoided fighters and repeatedly expressed his eagerness to face the world’s best super middleweights.
PHOTO CREDIT: Damon Gonzalez – Latin Box Sports
Hailing from Derry, Northern Ireland and fighting out of Pinellas Park, FL, Coyle’s 16-0 with 7 KO’s. On May 21, Coyle earned his biggest victory to date, a spirited decision over Antonio Todd for the NABA middleweight championship. Currently rated #10 by the WBA, Coyle’s goal is to fight for a world title in 2023.
“It is important that we keep Yama and Connor in the ring so they can stay sharp as they await bigger opportunities,” said Jody Caliguire of Fire Fist Boxing Promotions. “I’d like to thank Alessi Promotions for helping put this together and we’re expecting a nice crowd. Both fighters are in the gym working hard with their trainer Jim McLaughlin so they can be prepared for September 17.”
For more information on Fire Fist Boxing Promotions, visit Firefistboxing.net
Kenneth “Bossman” Sims, Jr. (18-2-1, 6 KO’s) from Chicago, Illinois becomes the WBA Intercontinental Super Lightweight Champion by scoring a TKO victory over very tough Cristian Ruben Mino (22-6-2, 17 KO’s) from Tigre, Buenos Arias, Argentina. finishing him off at the official time 1:07 seconds of round number five last night at the Caribre Royal Orlando in Orlando, Florida.
Mino was definitely tough getting in great exchanges against Sims, Jr. who figured him out quickly, Mino was dropped in the 4th and twice in the 5th round.
Super Lightweight cuban puncher Orestes Velazquez (5-0, 5 KO’s) from Miami, Florida. continues on his winning ways by taking out Emiliano Martin Garcia from Argentina by KO victory at the official time 2:38 seconds of round three. Garcia was put down in round two and twice in round three.
Welterweight Kevin Hayler Brown (1-0, 1 KO) from Las Vegas, NV. way of Camaguey, Cuba. electrified the crowd with a TKO win at the official time 2:04 second mark of round two against Jose Alfaro from Nagarote, Nicaragua.
Brown fast hands certainly packed a punch dropping Alfaro three times in round two as referee Gene Del Blaco seen enough waves off the contest after the third knockdown.
22 year old welterweight Jeovanny Estela (9-0, 3 KO’s) from Orlando, Florida got some rounds in tonight scoring a six round unanimous decision over journeyman Ramon De La Cruz Sena from Mercedes, Cottientes, Argentina.
All three judges were in accordance 60-54 for Estela.
Bantamweight Antonio Vargas from Kissimmee, Florida. chopped up Samuel “Panterita” Hernandez from Saltillo, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico. in five rounds ending his night at the 2:38 mark by TKO victory.
Super welterweight Derrick “Diesel” Jackson (9-0, 5 KO’s) from Orlando, Florida. definitely enjoying home cooking as finishes off Marklin Bailey from Durham, NC. at the official time 1:09 seconds of round three by way of TKO victory.
Polish puncher Heavyweight Adrian Pinheiro (9-0, 9 KO’s) from Orlando, Florida. was too much for
Jose Humberto Corral from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico keeping the pressure on him finishing him off at 2:59 of round two by TKO victory.
Super Welterweight Alberto “Bebo” Delgado from Orlando, Florida. had all cylinders going by out working very tough customer Alberto Delgado from Roanoke, Virginia. to a four round unanimous decision victory win. All three judges were in agreement 40-35 for Delgado.
Super Featherweight Dorian Mark Khan Jr. (2-0, 2 KO’s) from Buckeye, Arizona. Promoted by Mayweather Promotions returns to the ring for the second time doing quick work by taking out David Allen Morgan (0-1) from Phoenix, AZ. spoiling his pro debut dropping Morgan twice in the opening round with hard shots ending his night at the official time 2:59 round one by way of TKO victory for the very talented Kahn.
Live action this Sunday from the Caribre Royal Orlando Florida
Tampa, FL – NABA middleweight champion Connor “The Kid” Coyle will face rugged veteran Silverio Ortiz Saturday, September 17 at 5202 Eagle Trail Drive, Tampa, FL. Doors open at 7:00p.m.
Rated 10th by the World Boxing Association (WBA), Coyle is 16-0 with 7 KO’s. A native of Northern Ireland, Coyle lives part time in Pinellas Park, FL, where he trains under Florida Boxing Hall of Famer Jim McLaughlin. In his most recent bout, Coyle defeated crafty contender Antonio Todd to capture the NABA belt.
Fighting out of Yucatan, Mexico, Ortiz’ professional ledger is 37-31 with 18 KO’s. A pro for more than two decades, Ortiz battled many champions and contenders including Jorge Paez, Steve Forbes, David Diaz, Hernan Ngoudjo, Humberto Soto, Pablo Cano, Radzhab Butaev and Charles Conwell.
He’s also scored big victories over Daniel Seda (20-1-1), Mian Hussain (16-0), Armando Robles (24-1-2) and Mahonri Montes (25-0-1).
Coyle-Ortiz is scheduled for eight rounds and is a nontitle bout.
“I’m glad we’ve got Connor’s opponent locked in,” said Coyle’s promoter, Jody Caliguire of Fire Fist Boxing Promotions. “Ortiz is a very tough veteran who’s beaten several good fighters, so Connor cannot take him lightly! If everything goes according to plan on September 17, we’ll be moving onto bigger fights.”
Orlando, Florida – In front of a sold out crowd Wesley “El Bongocero”
Ferrer (17-1-1, 8 KO’s) from Brooklyn, New York way of Santo Domingo becomes the new NBA Intercontinental Lightweight Champion in a eight round majority decision win over very tough warrior Jayson
“La Maravilla” Velez (30-9-1, 21 KO’s) from Juncos, Puerto Rico.
Judges scorecards 76-76, 75-77, 75-77.
Tonight at Plaza Live Orlando in Orlando, Florida Presented by Undisputed Promotions.
Corey “2Smoove”Marksman (5-0, 4 KO’s) from Deltona, Florida beat Angel Albelo (4-12-3, 1 KO) from Kissimmee, Florida to the punch keeping the pressure on him early on as Albelo corner waves off continuing after round two declaring Marksman as the winner.
Antraveous Ingram (2-0, 1 KO) from Kissimmee, Florida battled a very tough Julian Valerio (3-8, 2 KO’s) from Green Cove Springs, Florida who was getting caught coming straight in, Valerio countered with hard shots of his own getting Ingram’s attention but responded by placing his punches correctly buzzing Valerio with big shots ending the contest at 2:14 seconds of round two by TKO win for Ingram.
Jimmy “Lone Wolf” Brenes (3-0, 2 KO’s) from Hialeah, Florida broke down Ryan Venable (3-13) from Roanoke, VA. flooring him with hard shots three times in the contest referee Frank Gentile waved it off at 1:56 seconds or round two by TKO victory.
Joshua “Latin Bomber” Lebron (4-0-1, 3 KO’s) from Orlando, Florida made quick work out of Michael Turner (0-1) got into his wheel house getting caught with hard shots to the head, Lebron stepped on the gas quick ending Turner night at the official time 1:13 seconds of the opening round by TKO stoppage.
Daniel (Danny) Suarez (4-0-1, 2 KO’s) from Orlando, Florida waisted no time jumping right on Kenneth Sabino (0-3) from Fort Lauderdale, Florida hitting here m with hard power shots dropping him twice in the opening stanza as referee Frank Gentile waves off the contest at the official time 1:29 seconds of the opening round by TKO victory for Suarez.
In the opening bout of the night Julio Rosa (5-1, 2 KO’s) from Orlando, Florida. finishes off Osmel Mayorga (2-7, 1 KO) from Miami, Florida. at the official time 2:02 seconds of round three by TKO stoppage.
Mayorga was fighting in a place he didn’t belong just walking into Rosa’s power shots getting hit with clean hooks throughout the contest referee Dennis DeBon seen enough jumping in waving off the contest in a brilliant performance by Rosa.
A Dominican vs. Puerto Rican rivalry is in play as
Wesley “El Bongocero”
Ferrer (16-1-1, 8 KO’s) from Brooklyn, New York way of Santo Domingo will be battle tested as he collides against Jayson
“La Maravilla” Velez from Juncos, Puerto Rico for the @nbaboxing (NBA) Intercontinental Lightweight Title on Saturday August 13, 2022 Live at the Plaza Live Orlando in Orlando, Florida Presented by Undisputed Promotions. #Boxing #Boxeo #Sports #Lightweights #NBABoxing #latinboxsports
I am very hurt, and terribly disappointed about the nasty things that you are saying about me. I have always held you in very high esteem. Your word has been your bond. You acknowledge to me that you owed me $200,000 dollars, and you guaranteed me with your word that you would pay me what you owed me. You said things were a little rough for you at the time cash wise but, that I have your word and your personal guarantee that when you were able, you would take care of the debt owed. With your word given to me that you would take care of the debt owed, that was good enough for me, my friend. Who is this guy pretending to be you mouthing out this total bullshit, if I owed you any money, why didn’t you sue me?
Friends don’t sue friends when a friend personally guarantees his debt obligations to his friend, unless they collectively come together to bring the truth and justice out to a business deal where other people are involved, your wonderful son George on the phone with me and my attorney, Tony Gonzalez, acknowledge during our negotiation your debt to me saying, “we can work my dad’s debt out or how can we work it out?” or something to that effect. The main thing is that he acknowledged the debt, which you had to tell him that you owe to me. That’s the great kind of relationship I thought we enjoyed between Frank Warren and Don King. Then, to hear this pretender Frank Warren say that our relationship was all total bullshit, was a shocking revelation and a deep hurting, great disappointment to me.
You and I have always had an honorable relationship, our word was given to each other with impeccable integrity between us, which goes over and beyond a contract or an agreement, which I have put into writing before, and I have acted accordingly, as your real true friend. Now, I refuse to get into a spitting contest with you for public discussion and review as to who is right and who is wrong. You know that the false narrative which you are expressing about me is wrong… And I know that the false narrative that you are expressing about me is wrong!!! More importantly, the new WBA Heavyweight champion, Daniel Dubois, not getting paid was absolutely wrong. All you had to do was to pick up the phone to answer one of the many requests by my attorney for your bank wiring instructions and tell me what amount you wanted to pay me on the old outstanding debt account or that you didn’t want to pay any amount at this time, on the old outstanding debt account. Then, me and you, as always, would come together, with or without any payment on the old outstanding debt account, and pay the new heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois his much-deserved full purse. But, not to pay him anything on his much-deserved purse because of the amount I deducted on our old outstanding debt account according to the facts on the records and the books of the old outstanding debt account, was a terrible mistake by Frank the pretender.
One discussion between my great friend Frank Warren and Don King would have resolved this non-existing problem. Our wonderful friendship between Frank Warren and Don King deserves a discussion to clear up this terrible misunderstanding. It begged for a discussion then, before the fight, and it continues to beg for a discussion now, after the fight. A discussion, not with the attitude of that pretender who claims to be Frank Warren, stating categorically that this is all bullshit… I don’t know who that guy is, that Frank Warren guy said I signed a contract with for Daniel Dubois, that I should honor the contract, that Frank Warren had nothing to do with the contract, it is between me and Daniel Dubois., Well I am here to tell you that is absolutely untrue. I signed a contract with Daniel Dubois’s promoter, who is Frank Warren. I had never spoken to Daniel Dubois before the fight, I had never seen Daniel Dubois live, before he came to America. Frank Warren’s company, Queensberry Promotions, brought to me a contract signed with a signature name Daniel Dubois and then told me to sign it, not Daniel Dubois. Also, Frank Warren’s company represented Dubois at the purse offer.
That’s the way it is in boxing, no promoter deals directly with another promoter’s fighter with the distinctively clear understanding that all business transactions concerning that fighter, inclusive of all payment to the fighter must be done through the fighter’s promoter. Why? Because in boxing the promoter of the fighter becomes the financier of the fighter. The promoter advances the fighter loans to train with, to take care of the fighter and his family when he’s not fighting. Additionally, he makes advances to his fighter for whatever his needs may be, and the only way that the promoter can get back the repayment of such advance loans is when the fighter fights, and his promoter must have a lockdown control of all monies due to be paid to his fighter, in order to get his money back, according to their agreement between the promoter and his fighter, inclusive of purse and sponsorship fees to be paid to his fighter, unless the fighter doesn’t have a promoter and he himself, personally, makes his own deal directly with a promoter.
Unfortunately, in the boxing business most fighters have a limited memory in their borrowing of advances and what they are willing to pay back. Which means that if you don’t have a lockdown control over all the monies to be paid to him, your fighter, you will be left holding an empty bag in regard to the promoter’s repayment of the monies he advanced to his fighter.
I taught my honorable friend Frank Warren to always be in control of his fighter’s income, which is not the case in this heavyweight championship fight, according to the pretender Frank Warren, “It’s all total bullshit”. I am honorably bound to deal with Frank Warren, his promoter, unless I am directed by Frank Warren to do otherwise. However, herein the honorable Frank Warren owes me an old outstanding debt. Which legitimately gives me the opportunity to deduct that outstanding debt of what Frank Warren owes to me, from what I owe to Frank Warren. So, the pretender Frank Warren wants to extricate the honorable Frank Warren from the equation by saying that I single handedly, unilaterally signed a direct contract with Daniel Dubois which Frank Warren had nothing to do with. So that being so, I must honor my signature that Frank Warren had me sign and separately pay Daniel Dubois directly with no deductions on the old outstanding debt that the honorable Frank Warren owes to me.
Without giving the honorable Frank Warren the opportunity to have a fruitful conversation with his great friend Don King. Who, no matter what the circumstances may be, would never throw his great friend Frank Warren under the bus. Now that’s a fact. However, that’s the dilemma, the pretender Frank Warren is suffering whether or not Don King who claims to be Frank Warren’s great friend, would throw the honorable Frank Warren under the bus or not. “That’s all-total bullshit!!!”, says the pretender.
Frank, please don’t let the pretender destroy your honor, credibility, and integrity. You have worked too hard to build up these golden principles, to let avarice and greed toss them asunder. Talk to me Frank, your wish is my command.