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Report by Damien St. Pierre
Photos by Scott Foster
After thrilling the crowd at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss., outhooking Jeff Lacy in the headline bout of “Hook City,” Roy Jones, Jr. kept up the entertainment at the almost-cancelled, yet well -attended post fight press conference.
“Captain Hook” talked about his win over Lacy . . . Click here for more
Ringside by Gerardo Martinez
Before a near-capacity crowd at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo., local favorite, jr. middleweight Elco “the Animal” Garcia (22-7, 11 KOs) scored his second straight kayo with a fourth round stoppage over El Paso’s Bernardo Guereca (15-8-1, 3 KOs). Guereca was unable to answer the fourth round bell due to a dislocated shoulder. In a four-round heavyweight bout, Bloomfield NM’s Reginald Jackson (1-0, 1 KO) made his debut a successful one with a first round TKO (:38); over Mark Trumble (0-2), of Denver; In a four-rounder of jr. welter debuters, Bloomfield’s Servando Lopez (1-0, 1 KO) TKO’d Denver’s Brian Anderson (0-1) at 1:25 of round one; At 120 lbs., Albuquerque’s Randy “Savage” Arrellin (2-1, 1 KO) TKO’d debuting Aaron Fernandez (0-1), of Bloomfield at 1:28 of the second; and, in a female featherweight fight, Albuquerque debuter Serena Pino (1-0) won a split decision over Santa Fe’s Clare De La Torre (1-7-1, 1 KO). Stay tuned for a detailed report later today.
TKO Boxing Promotions Promotions has signed Florida amateur standout Joseph Elegele, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, it’s president. “We’ve watched Joseph in the amateurs for a long time and he has all the skills to become a world champion. We’re very proud to add him to our growing team of international contenders and world class prospects” said Koerner. . . . . click here for more
By Lee Bates
In a closely contested bout, Juan Carlos Reveco (21-1, 11 KOs) of Argentina defeated Francisco Rosas (20-7-2, 12 KOs) of Mexico to win the interim WBA World light flyweight title. The bout took place at the Palacio Municipal in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Rosas was very aggressive for most of the fight but Reveco circled and countered the aggression very well. Reveco seemed a bit fresher down the stretch and turned very aggressive in round twelve landing several flush shots. In the end the judges had it 115-113 twice for Reveco while the third judge had it 116-112 for Rosas. No knockdowns were scored in the bout.
By Drew Amendola at ringside
In a clash of former world champions known for their left hooks, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (54-5, 40 KOs) schooled Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-3, 17 KOs) over ten one-sided rounds on Saturday night at the MS Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. An extremely sharp Jones methodically battered Lacy, becoming more dominant as the bout progressed. Over the last few rounds Jones landed almost at will. Lacy’s corner mercifully halted the fight after round ten of the scheduled twelve. It was the first time anyone had ever stopped the durable Lacy. The bout was delayed approximately 30 minutes when the Jones and Lacy camps had a disagreement about the gloves. They both ended up wearing Everlast gloves.
In a clash for the vacant IBO cruiserweight title, two-time world champion Danny “Green Machine” Green (27-3, 24 KOs) set up a possible bout in Australia against Roy Jones Jr. with a fifth round KO against Julio Cesar “La Furia” Dominguez (20-5-1, 14 KOs). Green floored Dominguez in round five and then finished him moments later. Time was 2:53.
Unbeaten BJ “El Peligrosso” Flores (24-0-1, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of Epifanio “Diamante” Mendoza (29-8-1, 25 KOs) after Mendoza suffered a shoulder injury and couldn’t continue. WBO #3/WBA #6/WBC #11/IBF #11 Flores was in command before the injury. Time was 1:19.
Jason “The American Boy” Litzau (25-2, 21 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over Verquan Kimbrough (21-2-2, 7 KOs). The bout was all Litzau as he pummeled Kimbrough from the opening bell.
Super lightweight “Sugar” Ray Narh (23-1, 20 KOs) dominated journeyman Marteze “Too Sweet” Logan (26-38-2, 6 KOs), dropping him twice in round five to end it. Time was 1:21.
Heavyweight Lenroy “TNT” Thomas moved to 13-1 with 8 KOs after a six-round shutout over 355lb Gabe “Big G” Brown (18-11-4, 12 KOs). Scores were 60-54 across the board.
Australian light heavyweight Daniel “Biff” Baff (11-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Shannon “Trouble” Miller (24-45-8, 18 KOs).
By Rocco Morales at ringside
In a clash for the vacant WBA interim super flyweight title, former IBF flyweight champion Nonito Donaire (22-1, 14 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over ex-interim king Rafael Concepcion (13-4-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. Concepcion was unable to win the title as he weighed-in four-and-a-half pounds heavy (actually at super bantamweight poundage). The difference in power was evident as Concepcion stalked Donaire. Donaire, however, landed many bombs of his own and showed a little more as he won 117-111, 115-113, 116-112.
WBO world featherweight champion Steven Luevano (37-1-1, 15 KOs) retained his title by disqualification when WBO #1 contender Bernabe Concepcion (29-2-1, 17 KOs) hit him after the bell to end round seven. Concepcion surprisingly applied little pressure allowing Luevano to control the pace and do what he does best: counterpunch. The bout ended when Concepcion floored Luevano with a big right hand clearly after the bell. Luevano was down for several minutes.
In a good action fight, unbeaten WBC #2/IBF #6/WBO #9 Anthony Peterson (28-0, 19 KOs) won a harder than expected ten round unanimous decision over a motivated Luis “Vampiro” Arceo (22-8-2, 15 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 99-91, 97-93.
Highly regarded welterweight Mark Melligen (16-1, 12 KOs) impressively broke down veteran Ernesto Zepeda (39-13-4, 32 KOs) finally flooring the bloodied but game Zepeda in round four just as referee Joe Cortez stepped in to stop the bout. Time was 2:40.
By Dmitry Mikhalchuk and Alexey Sukachev
Top Russian junior middleweight Zaurbek Baysangurov (WBA #10 and WBC #14) scored one of the biggest wins in his pro career moments ago at Dynamo Palace of Sports in Chechen capital of Grozny, Russia. The Chechen native (now 22-1, 16 KOs) used his usual enforcer-style to outslug and overpower tough but limited Nigerian Eromosele Albert (22-3-1, 10 KOs) over twelve one-sided rounds. Baysangurov, 24, was just too strong and too rugged for his eleven-year older opponent, who found no keys to his foe’s constant pressure. Albert fought on even terms with Zaurbek for the first three rounds but then the Chechen fighter, promoted by K2 East promotions, began to break him down both physically and mentally. The fight turned out to be foul-filled in the latter rounds but referee Mikael Hook deducted no points from the fighters. All three judges’ scorecards were unanimous in favour of the local fighter: 119-109 (twice) and 120-108. Fightnews saw it a bit closer 118-110. With the win Baysangurov, who was embraced by both Wladimir Klitschko and Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov before and after the fight, retained his WBA Intercontinental belt for the first time.
WBA #13-ranked heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (17-0, 14 KOs) continued his winning streak with a one-sided beatdown of Kazakh national champion Talgat Dosanov (13-12-1, 6 KOs). Dosanov was down three times in the second stanza, and the bout was stopped in round four after more punishment, dealt by the rapidly rising Russian banger. (more…)
By Jeff Pamungkas
Facing difficulties in the first five rounds due to his strategy to answer his opponent’s challenge to fight in the short distance, Daud Yordan could finally performed his best skills and landed his best shots to defeat his opponent Ricky Sismundo (14-4, 5 KOs) by TKO in round ten to retain WBO Oriental featherweight title, Saturday night (8/15) at Twin Plaza Hotels, Jakarta, Indonesia. Sismundo who last month defeated Yordan’s brother, Yohannes Yordan, with a third round TKO, landed some dangerous hooks to the face in rounds four and five, staggering Yordan, currently featherweight WBO #2 and WBA #5. Yordan started coming out strong in round seven and dangerously cornered the Filipino contender, but saved by the bell. Round nine, Sismundo was hurt, and in the last two minutes of the round he was only running to avoid Yordan’s strong body punches. Sismundo then refused to stand out of his stool after the break after round nine, so the referee awarded the TKO victory in round ten to Daud “Cino” Yordan, now 25-0, 19 KOs. (more…)
By Edgar Gonzalez
Thompson Boxing Promotions presented a five-bout card at the Omega Products International in Corona, Calif. on Friday night. In the main event for the WBC/USNBC title, unbeaten Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (12-0, 6 KOs) dominated Seattle’s young prospect Jason “Young Gunz” Davis (11-4, 3 KOs) in five rounds to retain his perfect record. For more details and photos click here…
By Jesse Kelley
Matt “The Predator” Vanda (41-9, 22 KOs) had a successful test run in the super middleweight division on Friday night as he defeated game Teddy Muller (19-16-2, 9 KOs) by an 8 round decision at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, MN. Vanda out slugged Muller despite being outsized by keeping a high guard and moving in and out of reach with hard combinations to the head and particularly the body. Muller came close to matching Vanda’s punch output but had trouble getting through the colorful East Saint Paul fighters guard. Vanda looked to be in the best condition of his career as he constantly pressured Muller, smiling throughout the bout. Muller, who came out of retirement for the fight, did his best to keep pace but hit a tattooed wall by round seven as Vanda took complete control of the fight. Vanda seemed seconds away from a knockout victory in the closing moments of the fight but Muller refused to quit as both men finished the fight throwing bombs. Vanda settled for a unanimous decison win by scores of 79-74, and 80-72 twice. Vanda fought at the highest weight of his career (168) to prepare for his showdown with super middleweight Phil “The Drill” Williams (11-1) on September 26th in Minneapolis. (more…)
By Daniyar Karimzhan (ringside), Leonid Yuryev and Alexey Sukachev
WBA light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo of Spain (19-2, 6 KOs) retained his title for the first time with a hard-fought, thrilling twelve-round unanimous decision over sensational Kazakh prospect Beibut Shumenov (8-1, 6 KOs). Shumenov, WBO #6, WBA #9 and WBC #15 175lber in the world, fighting for the major belt in his ninth fight as a pro, started the bout aggressively, throwing punches in bunches but mostly to the block of his opponent. Campillo was fighting smoothly, trying to counter the challenger from the distance and displaying savvy boxing skills in controlling the tempo. Kazakh Shumenov was visibly tired at the halfmark of the fight but dug deep to catch the second wind as the collision went on. In round nine already fatigued but yet powerful Shumenov floored the champion with a hard left to the chin. Campillo, seemingly on the brink of defeat, was able to regroup and fought back with the zeal. Championship rounds were back-and-fourth but the Spaniard solidified his position with a wicked left hook to the body that put Shumenov down early in the twelfth. At the end of the day, all three judges saw the battle in a favor of the defending titlist: 114-112, 115-111 and 114-113 – for Campillo. Fightnews saw it 113-113 a draw. All in all, an exciting two-way action and a strong effort by 25-year old Shumenov.
Up-and-coming Uzbek light heavyweight prospect Gayrat “Gerry” Akhmedov is now 12-0-1, with 8 KOs, following the second-round destruction of Kenyan import Douglas Otieno (19-3, 9 KOs). Rapidly rising Akhmedov acquired the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council light heavyweight title and an interim version of the PABA 175lb belt after this win.
Former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley scored his second consecutive stoppage victory with the eighth-round TKO over Kenyan James Kimori (11-2, 7 KOs). Corley, who is now 35-11-1, with 21 KOs, koncked out his penultimate opponent Sidney Siqueira also in the eighth and also in Kazakhstan. Kimori was stopped for the first time in his career in his first ever bout outside of Africa.
25-year old light middleweight Ravshan Hudaynazarov (9-0, 7 KOs) of Andijan, Uzbekistan, made a brilliant display of his talent with the thunderous first-round annihilation of Kenyan veteran Joseph Miyumo (30-8-5, 17 KOs).
Former Kazakh amateur standout Abzal Adambaev (1-0, 1 KO) debuted with the stoppage win over fellow Uzbek rookie Muratjan Kurbanov (0-1). The fight was halted after the third round, when Kurbanov retired on his stool.
Check out yesterday’s heated weigh-in in Biloxi, Miss., for tonight’s “Hook City” card televised on PPV!
Story by Jesse Kelley
“The American Boy” Jason Litzau (24-2, 20 KOs) and Verquan “The Show” Kimbrough (21-1-2, 7 KO’s) are set to battle this Saturday, August 15th as part of the “Hook City” Pay Per View event. The two flashy fighters will meet in a ten round bout for the vacant NABF title as a supporting bout to Roy Jones Jr. and Jeff Lacy . . . Click here for more
TKO Boxing Promotions has signed outstanding amateur Robert Rodriguez of Evans, Colorado , it was announced today by Chet Koerner, its President. “Robert was an excellent amateur and we’re proud to add him to the TKO team of international contenders and world class prospects” said Koerner . . . . click here for more
Heavyweight prospect Lenroy “TNT” Thomas tipped the scales at 245 pounds late on Friday afternoon in preparation for his showdown with veteran Gabe Brown at “Hook City” on Saturday, August 15th at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. . . . click here for more
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By Dennis Principe
The belief nowadays is that most boxing fans clamor for action-packed bouts punctuated by savage knockouts. But world Featherweight champion Steven Luevano believes his classy boxing style developed by his adherence to the sport’s sweet science still has a major following among the paying fans. Since winning the crown from Englishman Nicky Cook with a spectacular 11th round stoppage two years ago in London, Luevano successfully defended his crown four times, all via the distance. (more…)
While waiting for his production meeting earlier this week, two-time world champion Danny “Green Machine” Green (26-3, 23 KOs) showed photographer Tom Casino that he is relaxed and ready to take on South American light heavyweight title-holder Julio Cesar “La Furia” Dominguez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBO cruiserweight crown this Saturday! “I was getting ready to take Danny’s headshot and right before I shoot the photo he puts on these crazy glasses and makes an insane face,” said Casino. “I bet he wears those glasses Saturday to stare down Dominguez!” (more…)
Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy battle it out in “Hook City,” at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday.
Finishing the week, eight bouts will re-play today, beginning at 1:15 PM ET / 10:15 PM PT on ESPN Classic. Click here for more info on this week’s schedule.
Former two-time world title challenger Antonio Pitalua 47-4, 41 KOs) scored a spectacular sixth round knockout over WBC #15 Jose “El Gallo” Reyes (23-7, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, Florida. Pitalua landed a flush right hand that sent Reyes down for the count. With the win, Pitalua claims the vacant WBC Latin super lightweight title.
World Cup amateur champion Yunier Dorticos of Cuba scored a fourth round TKO against 40 fight veteran Hilario Guzman in his awaited professional debut. Fighting as a cruiserweight, Dorticos dropped Guzman (8-38-6, 1 KO) in round one and the rout was waved off by the referee in round four.
Jr middleweight Jose Angel “Silver Boy” Rodriguez (14-1-1, 2 KOs) won a six round split decision over former 2004 Athens Olympian Juan Camilo “La Boa” Novoa (13-4-1, 11 KOs). Scores were 58-56, 58-56 Rodriguez, 58-57 Novoa.
By Brady Cryzter at ringside
The WBO #8 and WBA #15 ranked heavyweight Brian “The Beast” Minto (34-2, 21 KOs) won a controversial four round technical decision over previously unbeaten Donnell Holmes (31-1-2, 27 KOs) in a bout for the vacant NABO title on Friday night at Pullman Park in Butler, Pennsylvania. Minto suffered a cut above his eye early in round four, but there was no signal from the referee whether the cut was caused by a punch or an accidental headbutt. The bout was stopped after the round and went to the scorecards where Minto was ahead by scores of 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.
A junior welterweight bout between former world champion Vivian “Vicious” Harris (29-3-1, 19 KOs) and Noe “Platanito” Bolanos (20-4-1, 11 KOs) ended in a no decision on Friday night at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona. Harris became disoriented and collapsed moments after a hard accidental headclash :40 into round two. Medical personal rushed into the ring to attend to the fallen fighter. Harris was clearly conscious as he was taken from the ring on a stretcher and was later seen sitting up in the dressing room. The ring doctor said Harris will be taken to the hospital for observation.
The United States’ only boxing medalist from the 2008 Olympics, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (7-0, 7 KOs) easily blitzed Travis Allen (3-5, 3 KOs) scoring a first round KO in a heavyweight clash. Allen was down twice before the bout was halted.
Unbeaten junior middleweight Keith “One Time” Thurman (10-0, 10 KOs) dropped Travis Hartman (10-14-1, 7 KOs) twice in round one and Hartman’s corner threw in the towel after Thurman continued the punishment in round two.
Heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (13-0-1, 8 KOs), a former stand-out linebacker at Michigan State University, won a first round KO over Andrae Carthron (3-3-2, 1 KO). A big right hand ended it at 2:36.
Pinoy Power 2 PPV Weights
Nonito Donaire 115 vs Rafael Concepcion 119.5
(WBA interim super flyweight championship)
Steven Luevano 125.5 vs Bernabe Concepcion 125.5
(WBO featherweight championship)
Mark Mellligen 145 vs Ernesto Zepeda 145
Anthony Peterson 137 vs Luis Arceo 137
Note: Rafael Concepcion was fined 20% of his purse (A total of $13,000 with $6,500 going to the NSAC, $6,500 going to Donaire) for not making weight. Only Donaire is eligible to claim the vacant WBA title with a win on Saturday night.
Ray Smith 178 vs. Ismayl Sillakh 178
Carlos Vinan 130 vs. Diego Magdaleno 130.5
Rufino Flores 141 vs. Danny Escobar 142.25
Carlos Small 132.5 vs. Jose Roman 133
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT
Click here for more photos…
Weights by Damian St. Pierre
Photo by Scott Foster
From the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Miss., for tomorrow night’s PPV-televised “Hook City” card:
Roy Jones 174 vs. Jeff Lacy 172
Danny Green 179.5 vs Julio Cesar Dominguez 181.5
BJ Flores 200 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 199
Verquan Kimbrough 135 vs. Jason Litzau 135.5
Ray Narh 140 vs. Marteze Logan 141.5*
* Logan must reweigh
Gabriel Pham 167 vs. Troy Pollock 153.5
Yaundale Evans 130 vs. Frederick Bowen 130.5
Lenroy Thomas 245.5 vs. Gabe Brown NA*
* Brown will weigh later
Daniel Baff 177.5 vs. Shannon Miller 175
Issac Salter 166.5 vs. Paul Foret 165
Weights by Tracy McKellip
From the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo.:
Elco Garcia 155.2 vs Bernardo Guereca 152.8
Servando Lopez 157.0 vs Brian Anderson 155.8
Reginald Jackson 286.0 vs Mark Trumble 259.4
Aaron Fernandez 118.0 vs Randy Arrellin 122.2
Clara De La Torre 127.8 vs Serrina Pino 124.4
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
WBC #22 cruiserweight Dominic Vea (12-1, 10 KOs) stopped New Zealand’s Seiaute Mailata (12-10-1, 9 KOs) in two rounds on Friday to capture the WBO Oriental interim title at the Blacktown RSL club in Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Vea and Mailata went toe to toe in round one and the visitor scored with some solid head and body shots on the tough Australian to edge the round. Vea connected with power combination’s in round two that dropped the New Zealand boxer twice and referee Gary Dean saved Mailata from further punishment when he crowned Vea the winner. Vea is in great shape after several solid sparring sessions recently with former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green. (more…)
Unfortunately tonight’s six fight boxing show at the John Campbell Fitness Center has been postponed due to a bonding paperwork issue. The card was set for tonight and the commission at yesterday’s weigh-in made no mention of the oversight. A solution was drawn up but the New Jersey Boxing Commission would not budge in their stance. “I don’t understand this. We had all the paperwork that was asked of us and something came up at literally the last minute that had nothing to do with us ”, said Lamarr Johnson of Dungeon Warrior Promotions. “All tickets will be honored as we are aggressively weighing all the options to re-schedule the show as quickly as possible.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Trainer Rigoberto Garibaldi said at this morning to Panamanian Press that Rafael Concepcion weighed 119 pounds at mid-morning Friday with five hours to go before the official weigh-in for his Saturday title fight against Nonito Donaire Jr. The weight limit for the WBA interim super-flyweight title fight in Las Vegas is 115 pounds and the official weigh-in is set for 2 p.m. Even if Concepcion doesn’t make weight, it’s likely the fight will still take place, but only Donaire would be able to claim the vacant belt with a win. Concepcion (13-3-1, 8 KOs) and Donaire (21-1, 14 KOs) meet in the “Pinoy Power II” PPV main event Saturday at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TKO Boxing Promotions has signed flyweight contender Rayonta “Stingray” Whitfield, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, their President. The 28 year Whitfield carries a record of record of 22-1-0 with eleven knockouts. The Augusta, Georgia native is currently world ranked #7 by the IBF and #8 by the WBO . . . click here for more
By Nick Giongco
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said Mexican president Felipe Calderon will roll out the red carpet for Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino pound-for-pound king decides to spend the first half of his training camp in the world-famous resort city of Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula. Arum said Calderon will be on hand to welcome Pacquiao, who has a scheduled Nov. 14 fight with Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao has been advised to train outside the US to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes after it was discovered that he has surpassed the allowed number of days for non-residents the last three years. (more…)
Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo 174.8 vs Beibut Shumenov 174
(WBA light heavyweight championship)
Douglas “Daggy” Otieno 173.4 vs Gayrat Ahmedov 174.4
“Jessie” James Kimori 141 vs Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley 140
Joseph “Mish” Miyumo 150 vs Ravshan Hudaynazarov 153.8
Mirzohid Jianbaev 167.2 vs Jameson Bostic 195.4
Emil Abishkaev 207.2 vs Doszhan Ospanov 222.4
Mirolin Kurbanov 132.2 vs Abzal Adambaev 134
Venue: Sport Complex “Daulet” National Tennis Center, Astana, Kazakhstan
Promoter: KZ Event Productions in association with Sampson Boxing, LLC.
WBA Officials: Supervisor – Guy Jutras (Canada); Referee – Steve Smoger (United States); Judges – Glenn Feldman (United States), John Coyle (United Kingdom) and Pasquale Procopio (Canada).
By Brady Crytzer
The WBO #8 and WBA #15 ranked heavyweight Brian “The Beast” Minto (33-2, 21 KOs) gears up for what could prove to be the most dangerous fight of his career as he meets knockout specialist Donnell Holmes (31-0-2, 27 KOs) for the vacant NABO world title tonight at Pullman Park in Butler, Pennsylvania. Though he has found success in a consistent and rigorous training schedule, Minto has ventured outside the comforts of his Western Pennsylvania gym and made the pilgrimage to one of boxing’s finest and most highly regarded training camps. After spending nearly six weeks in the mix of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, Minto has nothing but confidence as he prepares for the most risky bout of his professional career. (More)
By Alexey Sukachev
Zaurbek Baysangurov 154 vs Eromosele Albert 153.5
(WBA I/C light middleweight title)
Alexander Ustinov 303.5 vs Talgat Dosanov 237
Magomed Yangubaev 134.5 vs Rakhim Mingaleev 134.5
Salambek Baysangurov 167.5 vs Semjons Moroseks 161
Zaur Yangubaev 154.5 vs Vladimir Borovsky 154.5
Adam Yusupov 148 vs Vladimir Scherban 147.5
Venue: Dynamo Palace of Sports, Grozny, Russia
Promoter: K2 East Promotions
TV: Sport Channel (11:20 PM LT)
Brian Minto 217.5 vs Donnell Holmes 221
Paul Zalus 215 vs Justin Novaria 259.5
Brian Cook 207 vs Brandon Winner 212
William Hampton 157 vs Russ Niggemeyer TBA
Venue: Pullman Park, Butler, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Beat Down Promotions
Jose “Gallo” Reyes 136 vs Antonio Pitalua 140
Yunier Dorticos 191 vs Hilario Guzman 188
Jorge Ruiz 132 vs Bryne Green 132
Juan “La Boa” Novoa 156 vs Jose Angel Rodriquez 155
Luis Rueda 182 vs Ron Croskey 181
Christopher De La Paz 167 vs Dennis Valentin 164
Sotico Herrera 137 vs Rocky Alvarez 140
Elijah Linder 134 vs Alberto Candelaria 133
Venue: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:30 PM (ET)
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