Chris Byrd provides his thoughts on the IBF Heavyweight eliminator fight between Tony Thompson and Kubrat Pulev. Pulev wins on decision.
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By employing perhaps the ultimate example of both brains and brawn, World Boxing Union World Lightweight Champion and Oklahoma native Noah Zuhdi (17-1, 13 KOs) successfully defended his title by knocking out challenger Gyula Vajda (12-4, 8 KOs), of Hujdahdhaza, Hungary at 1:09 of the second round at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma on Saturday, September 24, 2013.
The champion was obviously happy, “I am very pleased that I was able to execute the game plan my trainer Dickie Wood and I worked so hard in rehearsing in the weeks leading up to the bout,” Zuhdi said. “I have a great amount of respect for the skills that my opponent possesses and he has the heart of a champion. I am very grateful to all of the wonderful people who continue to support me both inside and outside of the ring.” Continue reading
by Earl Orr VNewz: It was an exciting night of fights at the Las Vegas Sports Center last night, as Pochiro Promotions put together their first card, entitled “Hometown Throwdown”. The event was one of what is expected to be many more in the near future. It featured six bouts, with referees Tony Weeks and Robert Byrd alternating as the third men in the ring.
In the first fight, Bronson Stultz (Henderson, NV) scored the sole knockout of the evening over Eric Goodall, who put up a good fight until the accumulation of body punches thrown by Stultz eventually weakened and diminished him in the third round.
Next up, Cameron Krael (3-4-2, 0 KO) of Las Vegas, NV won a unanimous decision over Wilber Lopez in a four-round bout. Krael put up a good showing by walking Lopez down and pinning him against the ropes multiple times. He was also able to avoid many of Lopez’s power punches. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, NV- Heavyweight Michael Hunter (1-0) returns to the ring on Friday August 30, against Francisco Mireles, (15-7), at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, CA.
Hunter, a two time Olympian, made his pro debut this past March, winning by third round TKO. “I’m looking forward to fighting Mireles on the thirtieth,” Hunter said. Continue reading
Dover, Delaware (August 24, 2013)- Washington, D.C. rising welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison kept his unbeaten record intact with an emphatic knockout victory over game veteran Guillermo Valdes (12-5, 3KOs) in the fourth round of Friday night’s contest at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
Hernandez-Harrison controlled the contest from the onset showing the ring generalship of a fighter well beyond his 19 years of age. In round two, a double left hook combination, first to the body then a vicious blow to the head, put Valdes down, but he courageously came off the canvas while Hernandez-Harrison patiently continued his boxing skills before sealing the win with the fourth-round knockout. The stoppage came at 45 seconds of the fourth round following a blinding combination along the ropes that had his veteran opponent reeling. Continue reading
Just three days after returning home from his recent victory on August 9, featherweight prospect Gary Russell, Jr. (Capitol Heights, Md.) and his wife Sapphire Russell welcomed a new baby girl into their family. Harmonee Mariah Russell entered the world at 7:19 a.m., on August 13. She weighed in at four pounds, six ounces and measured 16 inches long. Continue reading
One of Africa’s most celebrated boxers and an up and coming brawling fighter from the USA will square off to decide the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Super Middleweight World champion on August 30th in Tanzania.
Francis Cheka, the current IBF Continental Africa champion, is the #1 ranked super middleweight in Tanzania. The 5′ 10 1/2″ Cheka will take his 28-7 record with 16 KOs into the WBF world title fight against Phil “The Drill” Williams, who hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and has compiled an impressive 12-5 record with 11 KOs. The 5′ 11″ Williams will be fighting his first professional bout outside the U.S. Continue reading
Carson, California (August 23, 2013) – After the disappointing cancellation of Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale’s (5-0, 5 KO’s) bout last month, the 2012 U.S. Super Heavyweight Olympian will now be making his return to the ring tomorrow evening and will be showcased live on Showtime Extreme.
Breazeale will be facing his toughest opponent to date in experienced former heavyweight prospect Lenroy Thomas (16-2, 8 KO’s) at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Breazeale has been waiting for this opportunity to prove that he is a legitimate heavyweight prospect and is ready to get in the ring and show he is a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (Aug. 22, 2013) – A featherweight contest between Millennia MMA standout Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (21-3-1) and American Top Team product Waylon Lowe (14-4) completes the NBC Sports Network-televised main card for next month’s “World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle” event. Continue reading
If someone would have to be blamed for Amaris Quintana’s love to get punched in the face is her brother. The daughter of a concrete driver and a homemaker, the popular San Diego junior flyweight first strapped a pair of gloves at home at the age of thirteen as her older brother taught her the basics of the sport. After much cajoling and begging, soon the “Diamond Girl” was able to convince her parents to let her join a local gym in La Mesa, CA, for more technical teachings. Continue reading