Two-time Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion Andrew “Flash” Peurifoy is turning pro. The cruiserweight from Sicklerville, NJ, agreed to a three-year managerial contract with Joe Hand Sr., owner of the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia.
Fighting in the 201-pound weight class, Peurifoy captured the 2013 Pennsylvania Golden Gloves title with a second-round knockout over Jamison Bridgett on April 27. In 2012, he earned the same title in the novice division. Continue reading
All is set for this Friday night’s next installment of “San Diego Fights” brought to “America’s Finest City” San Diego by California state hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis on Friday, August 30th, at the only home for professional boxing in the city, the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Kearny Mesa. It was announced that the night would be a special one since it would mark the return of San Diego’s favorite fighting female Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana (6-1-2, 1KO) was all ready to make her way back to the ring after a more than a year hiatus. Unfortunately a freak accident in which Quintana suffered a cut to her left hand will have to postpone her much awaited comeback to a bit later this year. Continue reading
Forty-year-old Sligo boxer Stephen ‘Block’ Reynolds is looking to turn back the years as he faces unbeaten 25-year-old knockout artist, Declan Trainor, for the Celtic Nations cruiserweight title in only his third appearance in the pro ranks on the packed ‘Celtic Clash’ bill at the Devenish Complex in Belfast on Saturday, September 14.
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