Jaime Arboleda Earns Split-Decision Victory Against Jayson Velez In WBA Super Featherweight Title Eliminator
Allentown, PA – In the telecast opener on Showtime Boxing, Jaime Arboleda survived a knockdown to win an excellent action fight by narrow split-decision over Jayson Veléz in a WBA Super Featherweight Title eliminator. The scores were 115-112 for Velez and 114-113 twice for Arboleda.
The 12-round, 130-pound offensive slugfest saw more than 1,800-plus punches thrown-including more than 500 landed-with Velez picking up the action in the championship rounds. In the 12th, Velez connected with just over a minute left to send Arboleda to the canvas for the lone knockdown of the bout.
The 25-year-old Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs) from Curundu, Panama, was fighting in the U.S. for the third time in his career. He had never been past nine rounds until tonight and won his sixth consecutive bout.
Photo from Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME
Daytona Beach, Florida – Super Welterweight Evan ‘Yung Holy’ Holyfield (3-0, 3 KO’s) punches Travis Nero from Norman, Oklahoma ending his night dropping him three times ending the contest at a the official time 1:22 seconds of the opening stanza during their boxing match last night at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona on February 8, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Presented by Christy Martin Promotions.
Photo by Alex Menendez
Report: Damon Gonzalez/Latinbox Sports
Report: Damon Gonzalez
Photos: Showtime Boxing
Allentown, PA – Gary Russell Jr. retains the WBC featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Tugstsogt Nyambayar. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 118-110.
Russell, Jr. Lightning hand speed in the opening round, Nyambayar
not making any adjustments early on in the round.
Nyambayar looks confused in there, Russell,Jr. Controlling the pace of the fight tee-off on Nyambayar at the end of three.
Somebody in Allentown needs to tell Nyambayar he’s in a fight…. It has been all Russelll,Jr. As expected at the end of four rounds.
Nyambayar taking risk in round six trying to cut the ring on the quicker Russell,Jr. stepping out of Nyambayar range popping that jab in his face midway through the fight.
Nyambayar landing good shots to the body of Russell,Jr. in round eight fighting in spots, Russell,Jr. continues to punch with both hands and have his way with Nyambayar, SPEED KILLS…
Woah…Nyambayar campaigning a hard round nine and ten, giving Russell,Jr. a few problems as he response with great shots of his own as Nyambayar making it interesting late in the fight.
Too me Russell,Jr. Is fun to watch blasting Nyambayar with multiple shots in round eleven, Nyambayar just gave up too many rounds early in the fight.
IBF WOMEN’S JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION MARY MCGEE HEADLINES HUGE INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND
FOR DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT FIGHTERS
New York, NY – DiBella Entertainment has a busy weekend ahead, headlined by “Merciless” Mary McGee defending her IBF Junior Welterweight world title for the first time tomorrow night, February 8, near her hometown of Gary, IN, at the Civic Center, in Hammond, IN.
McGee (26-3, 14 KOs) will battle Deanha “The Silencer” Hobbs (8-1, 5 KO), of Queensland, Australia, in the 10-round main event. She won the vacant world title on December 5, 2019, with a 10th-round stoppage of Ana Laura Esteche on Broadway Boxing in New York City. Hobbs is coming off of the first loss of her four-year professional career, a 10-round decision to then-WBO Super Lightweight world champion Christina Linardatou on June 7, 2019, in Athens, Greece.
Christina “Medusa” Linardatou (12-2, 6 KOs), of Athens, Greece, will compete in a scheduled 10-round bout against Prisca “die Kriegerin” Vicot (11-6, 2 KOs), of England. In a hotly contested world championship battle, Linardatou lost her title by decision to Katie Taylor on November 2, 2019, in Manchester, England. Vicot is riding a two-bout winning streak, most recently defeating Olena Medvedenko via unanimous decision, on July 6, 2019, in Vienna, Austria.
Also featured on the card in Hammond, IN, 2016 US Olympian Charles Conwell (11-0, 8 KOs), of Cleveland, OH, faces Ramses “El Faraon” Agaton (22-11-3, 12 KOs), of Tlalnepantla, Mexico, over eight rounds. The 22-year-old Conwell is returning to the ring for the first time since his victory against Patrick Day on October 12, 2019, in Chicago, IL. Tragically, Day passed away from injuries incurred during the bout four days later. A professional for 10 years, the 29-year-old Agaton is coming off of a fourth-round knockout of Victor Marquez on December 28, 2019, in Mexico.
In a scheduled six-rounder in Hammond, IN, undefeated middleweight prospect Isaiah Steen (13-0, 10 KOs), of Cleveland, OH, a training partner of Conwell’s, faces Kenneth “The Cannon” Council (10-3-1, 8 KOs), of Knoxville, TN. Fighting for the first time this year, the 23-year-old Steen hits the ring following an eight-round decision against Gorjan Slaveski on August 16, 2019, in Columbus, OH. Council looks to rebound from a hard-fought six-round split decision loss to undefeated Anthony Barnes on October 11, 2019, in Warren, MI.
Also, on Saturday night in Daytona Beach, FL, 2016 Olympian Juan Carlos Carrillo (2-0, 1 KO), of Barranquilla, Colombia, continues his ascent in the professional ranks, facing Ben Williams (1-2), of Benton Harbor, MI, in a scheduled six-round light heavyweight clash. The 27-year-old Carrillo, who represented Colombia at the Rio Olympics, compiled an impressive 388-23 amateur record, winning gold at the 2012 Colombian National Games, 2012 Pacific Cup Tournament, 2011 Colombian National Championships, 2010 Colombian Youth National Championships, and silver at the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games. He won his first two professional bouts in dominant fashion last year and looks toward a busy 2020. The event at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL, is promoted by women’s boxing legend and 2020 Hall-of-Fame Inductee Christy Martin.
In Vienna, Virginia, at Tysons Playground, heavyweight contender Mike Balogun (15-0, 11 KOs), of Upper Marlboro, MD, battles Bosnian Adnan Buharalija, of Norcross, Georgia, in a scheduled eight-rounder. A former college football standout for the Oklahoma Sooners who also played in the NFL, Balogun will be making his first start of 2020 after four victories last year, two by first-round knockout.
Rounding out the weekend for DiBella Entertainment, top lightweight contender Jon Fernandez (20-1, 17 KOs) fights at home on Saturday night in Bilbao, Spain, against Robin Zamora (15-7, 8 KOs), of Managua, Nicaragua, in a scheduled eight-rounder. Co-promoted by boxing legend Sergio Martinez’ Maravilla Promotions, the 24-year-old Fernandez has won four fights in a row since his only loss to O’Shaquie Foster in September 2018. The 21-year-old Zamora has won two of his last three starts by knockout.
Miami, Florida: All Star Boxing, Inc just announced that 2x Olympic Gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba will make he Miami debut on Feb 21st on Boxeo Telemundo. Ramirez had a set back in his pro debut but has bounced back since and is looking forward to showcasing his talent in front of a strong Cuban American fan base in Miami.
Ramirez is scheduled for 6 rounds against Rafael Morales of Laredo Texas.
Also Rio Olympian and 2019 Pan Am Games Bronze medalist Luis Cabrera of Venezuela will be making his pro debut after he opted to by pass Tokyo 2020 and ink a long term deal with All Star Boxing,Inc. Cabrera is scheduled to debut at 6 rounds with an opponent to be determined.
Felix “Tuto” Zabala Jr President of All Star Boxing, Inc stated
“We are excited to have 2 Olympians fighting on Boxeo Telemundo on the same night, one is from Cuba and the other from Venezuela, two very strong communities here in Miami”.
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Bomba Gonzalez vs Baby Juarez will be the main event on Telemundo at 11:35pm check your local listing