Melson vs Thompson
With the close season throwing up some exciting news already, World Series of Boxing (WSB) has just learnt of several sensational transfers going to the reigning WSB Team Champions. Kept carefully under wraps, Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder have now announced that 2011 WSB World Champion, 2008 Olympian and Algeria flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympic Games Abdelhafid Benchabla will be added to their ranks. The team was further bolstered by the acquisition of the entertaining Filipino Charly Suarez, the accomplished Frenchman Michel Tavares as well as some other very interesting signings to complement the already impressive set-up. Continue reading
Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson of New York City by way of Brooklyn, NY will challenge fellow New Yorker Jason Thompson in a six round junior middleweight contest Saturday, October 20 on the inaugural fight card at the Barclays Center.
The heavy-handed Thompson fought a number of quality fighters, including contenders Jonathan Gonzalez and Mike Jones, 2008 US Olympian Sadam Ali and junior middleweight prospect Steve Martinez. Although his official professional ledger is 5-6-1 with 4 knockouts, Thompson’s anything but a safe opponent. Thompson owns two first round stoppages against previously unbeaten opponents and fought a total of six undefeated fighters. Continue reading