The fighters weighed in today for tomorrow nights ESPN’s Friday Night Fights from the famed Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. Former world title challenger DELVIN “EL Peligro” RODRIGUEZ takes on JOACHIM Alcine and heavyweight contender JOE “The Future” HANKS faces DERRIC “The Shaolin Fist” ROSSY. Pictures and weights below. Continue reading
Star Boxing & Choko Boxing are proud to announce the addition of a heavyweight co-feature bout on the highly acclaimed ESPN broadcast of Delvin RODRIGUEZ vs Joachim “Ti-Joa” Alcine on May 16th as part of five professional fights at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Continue reading
Undefeated heavyweights Joe “The Future” Hanks and Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. weighed in today ahead of their scheduled ten rounder set for Saturday, JULY 27 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macao, China.
Looking ripped and ready, Hanks tipped the scales at 236, while Ruiz checked in at 254.
The Hanks/Ruiz clash is a feature bout at “FISTS OF GOLD 2″, an exceptional evening of professional boxing and can be viewed on a same day tape delayed basis on UniMas’ Solo Boxeo series at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 pm PT.
BRONX, NY (July 25, 2013) Undefeated and world ranked heavyweight Joe “The Future” Hanks returns to battle this Saturday, JULY 27 against fellow undefeated prospect Andy ‘The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macao, China.
The Hanks/Ruiz scheduled ten rounder is a feature bout at “FISTS OF GOLD 2″, an exceptional evening of professional boxing and can be viewed LIVE at www.TopRank.com at 6:00 a.m. ET/3:00 a.m. PT in the United States. It will also be telecast on a same day tape delayed basis on UniMas’ Solo Boxeo series at 11:00 p.m. ET. Continue reading
World ranked and undefeated heavyweight Joe “The Future” Hanks suffered a hand injury in training yesterday causing the cancellation of his FEBRUARY 2 main event showdown with Richard Carmack, which had been set for the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, it was announced today by Star Boxing.
ALBANY, NY (January 3, 2013) On Saturday night, FEBRUARY 2, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will return to the Times Union Center in Albany, NY with “Battle Of The Undefeated Heavyweights” featuring a ten round Championship showdown between Newark’s’ Joe “The Future” Hanks and Richard “Silverback” Carmack of Kansas City, Missouri for the vacant NABA Heavyweight Title. Continue reading
Today’s Heavyweights: Breaking Down The Best Young Guns In The U.S – Wilder, Jennings, Arreola, Hanks, Scott, Banks, Mitchell, Hamer
By James Slater, pohoto by Tom Casino/Showtime – Astonishingly, America has not been able to lay claim to even a portion of the heavyweight championship of the world for over half a decade. For not since Shannon Briggs lost his WBO title to Sultan Ibragimov in early 2007 has America – once the superpower of heavyweight boxing – held a major crown in the sport’s one-time glamour weight class.
Today, at the end of what has been an eventful 2012 for the young guns that might, just might be able to regain the prestigious championship, there are a handful of talented, hard working big men who, both individually and as a group of contenders, aim to bring the titles back home. At one point, for a good year or so, former linebacker turned heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell was looked at as the top dog, yet this young heavyweight was recently blasted out inside a couple of wild rounds by experienced Klitschko sparring partner and former cruiserweight title challenger Johnathon Banks.
Mitchell and Banks will meet again in February, but most good judges feel former Emanuel Steward-coached Banks, no slouch of a fighter, will repeat the win. But as dangerous and as durable as Banks is (unbeaten as a heavy, beaten just once as a cruiser), the former Kronk pupil will not be the man to end the reign of the mighty Klitschkos. Banks has more or less said he will not even try to land a fight with either sibling; so close to them is he (even adopting the role of head trainer for Wladimir, since the sad passing of Steward). Banks prefers a shot at “regular” WBA boss Alexander Povetkin. If he can topple the unbeaten Russian, Banks will no doubt get a hero’s welcome in the U.S, even if he will only have won a dubious at best version of the world title (everyone knows Wladimir is the REAL WBA champ).
So which of the other young (or youngish) and unbeaten (or close to it) U.S heavies are worth investing hope on when it comes to achieving world domination? Continue reading
COSTA MESA, CA (December 7, 2012) Undefeated heavyweight contender Joe “The Future” Hanks won a dominant six round decision over Maurenzo ‘T. Diddy” Smith on Thursday night at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California.
Winning by scores of 60 -54 on all three judges scorecards, Hanks dominated Smith from the opening bell to improve his record to 21-0-0 with 14 stoppages while Houston’s Smith moved to 11-4-0 (8KO’s).
Promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, heading into the fight Hanks was world ranked #13 by the World Boxing Organization.
“We feel Joe is among the top US based heavyweights and we look forward to announcing his next fight in the very near future. 2013 should be a very big year for him” said DeGuardia. “He is ready to face any of the other top contenders in the heavyweight division.”
Costa Mesa, CA.: December 4, 2012, With the addition of undefeated heavyweight contender Joe Hanks to Roy Englebrecht Promotions Fight Club OC show this Thursday, December 6th, boxing history will be made, as the show now will feature three undefeated heavyweights all with 10 or more wins, all on the same card, a first for the sport of boxing in California! Continue reading
With the addition of undefeated heavyweight contender Joe Hanks to Roy Englebrecht Promotions Fight Club OC show this Thursday, December 6th, boxing history will be made, as the show now will feature three undefeated heavyweights all with 10 or more wins, all on the same card, a first for the sport of boxing in California! Joining 20-0 Joe Hanks who will face 11-3 Maurenzo Smith from Houston, will be Seattle’s 11-0 Vince Thompson vs San Jose’s 5-7 Yohan Banks, and Rowland Heights 10-0 Alexander Flores faces 12-7 Matt Hicks from Las Vegas, all in six round bouts. Continue reading