News: Dorin Spivey vs. Rod Salka on Friday night; National PAL Championships
ATLANTIC CITY (October 11, 2012)—FRIDAY NIGHT, an intriguing Lightweight battle between Dorin Spivey and Rod Salka will be contested for the vacant NABA Lightweight title and that fight plus a full undercard will be shown LIVE all over the world on www.gfl.tv
The show is promoted by DEE LEE Promotions and will take place at the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City
The action begins at 7:30pm eastern / 4:30 pm pacific and can be purchased for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Dee_Lee_Promotions_presents_Go_Fight_Friday_Night/1694
Spivey of Portsmouth, Virginia has an outstanding record of 41-6 with thirty knockouts and is currently ranked number-eight by the WBA.
A professional since 1993, Spivey began his career by winning 26 of his first 27 bouts. He became the first man to defeat Michael Stewart (28-0-2). He has won his last six bouts which included wins over Meacher Meacher (16-3-1) & Tyrell Samuel (14-3). In his last bout Spivey scored an impressive seventh round stoppage over Philadelphia tough guy Victor Vasquez on February 4th in a bout that was streamed live on GFL.
Salka of Pittsburgh suburb, Bunola, PA has an outstanding mark of 16-1 with three knockouts and is regarded as a hard working tough fighter.
Salk turned pro in 2007 and won his first twelve bouts which included a bloody unanimous decision over Vasquez in Philadelphia. After suffering his lone blemish, Salka has won four straight which includes an eight split decision over Joseph Laryea this past June 23rd.
Some solid prospects will fill out the undercard that will have two six round co-features.
Coming off the biggest win of his young career, Dorsett Barnwell (7-0, 3 KO’s) will take on Shun Lewis (5-4-1, 2 KO’s) In a Heavyweight bout.
Barnwell of Norfolk, VA scored a six round split decision over fellow undefeated and former world amateur champion Joey Dawejko (7-0-1) on August 18th.
Lewis of Chesapeake, VA also has some solid wins over the likes of Rufat Baku (11-0) and undefeated Carlton Holland (5-0).
In a Super Middleweight clash, Virginia police Officer Frankie Filippone (9-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Norfolk, VA battles Brooklyn’s Reggie La Crete (4-1-2, 3 KO’s)
In four round bouts, undefeated Super Middleweight Antowyan AIkens (5-0, 1 KO) of Atlantic City takes on Steven Tyner (3-6-2, 2 KO’s) of Akron, Ohio; In a battle of minimum weight females Christina Kwan (0-1) fights Kendra Lucas (0-1); Anthony Karperis (2-0, 2 KO’s) looks to stay undefeated when he takes on Justin Johnson (3-3-4) of Clariton, PA in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
The Field of Potential Champions Narrows as Action Rolls into Day Four at the National PAL Championships
(TOLEDO, OHIO) – The 2012 National PAL Championships rolled into day four of competition at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio on Thursday. The field continued to narrow in all of the age groups and weight divisions as the boxers continue to chase a National PAL title.
The victors in the two youngest age groups all earned spots in the championship round with their final round bouts taking place on Friday. The 15-16-year-old and open division bouts on Thursday were a mixture of quarterfinal and semifinal contests based upon the number of contestants in their age divisions.
In open division action, Christian Williams (Chicago, Ill.) defeated 2012 Olympic Team Trials light flyweight champion Eros Correa (San Jose, Calif.), taking a 16-13 victory over Correa in their flyweight semifinal. Williams advances to a championship round match-up with Olympic Trials flyweight silver medalist Shawn Simpson (Chicago, Ill.).
The bantamweights returned to the ring after having Wednesday off and 2012 USA Boxing National Championships bronze medalist Gary Salazar (Fresno, Calif.) advanced in the tournament with a 28-18 win over Hector Valdez (Dallas, Texas) in the bantamweight semifinal round. Salazar will now face D’Andres Hockerson (Rochester, N.Y.) in Friday’s semifinal competition.
In the lightweight division, Malik Montgomery (Macon, Ga.) continued his run through the tournament, winning a third round disqualification over defending champion Albert Bell (Toledo, Ohio). Montgomery will take on Lavisas Williams (Rochester, N.Y.) in semifinal action on Friday.
Peter Reyes (Long Island City, N.Y.) earned a spot in the medal round with a convincing victory over Kamil Abdulzhanov (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in their middleweight match-up. He will face fellow New Yorker LeShawn Rodriguez (Shirley, N.Y.) on Friday.
Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) was scheduled to compete in her first bout of the tournament on Thursday, but received a walkover win following a withdrawal by her opponent, Katie Harrington (Cincinnati, Ohio). She will compete in her first bout since the 2012 Olympic Games on Friday when she faces Dara Shen (Alexandria, Va.)
Friday’s action will begin at 6 p.m. at the Seagate Centre with all of the championship bouts in the two youngest age groups and the remaining semifinal bouts in the 15-16-year-old and open divisions.
11-12-year-old/75 lbs: Kavon Robertson, Staunton, Va., dec. Chamar Flowers, Accokeek, Md., 12-4
11-12-year-old/95 lbs: Otha Jones, Toledo, Ohio dec. Alexis Chaparro, Ridgewood, N.Y., 7-5
11-12-year-old/95 lbs: Davelle Smith dec. Deonte Altman, Belle Glade, Fla., 14-9
13-14-year-old/90 lbs: Thomas Blumenfield, Albany, N.Y., dec. Nathan Martinez, New Britain, Conn., 38-16
13-14-year-old/90 lbs: Nicholas Sullivan, Portsmouth, Va., dec. Dylan Price, Philadelphia, Pa., 9-4
13-14-year-old/110 lbs: Troy Isley, Alexandria, Va., dec. Devin Haney, Las Vegas, Nev., 11-6
13-14-year-old/110 lbs: Ivan Franco Calixto, Delmar, Md., dec. Christian Paling, Valanae, Hawaii, 32-22
15-16-year-old/101 lbs: Saul Bravo, Anaheim, Calif., dec. Jeffrey Thomas, Toledo, Ohio, 12-11
15-16-year-old/101 lbs: Jimmy Serra, Paterson, N.J., dec. Basil Nasser, Dearborn Heights, Mich., 23-11
15-16-year-old/106 lbs: Cortez Todd, Detroit, Mich., stopped Jonathan Santana, Chesapeake, Va., RSC-3
15-16-year-old/114 lbs: Sahhim Cherry, Pleasantville, N.J., won on disqualification over Romero Harris, DQ
15-16-year-old/114 lbs: Carlos Balderas, Santa Monica, Calif., stopped Roesan Cobb, Albany, N.Y., RSC-2
15-16-year-old/114 lbs: Dallas Holden, Atlantic City, N.J., dec. Corey Moore, Salisbury, Md., 18-9
15-16-year-old/114 lbs: Lawrence Newton, Deerfield Beach, Fla., stopped Carlos Dixon, RSC-2
15-16-year-old/119 lbs: Efren Lopez, Fresno, Calif., dec. Antonio Williams, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 19-13
15-16-year-old/119 lbs: Duke Ragan, Union City, N.J., dec. Yousif Saleh, Chicago, Ill., 28-16
15-16-year-old/125 lbs: Christian Bermudez, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Isaiah Steen, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 17-14
15-16-year-old/132 lbs: Mathias Ramirez, Union City, N.J., dec. Powell Cornelius, St. Joseph, Mo., 19-13
15-16-year-old/138 lbs: Dagoberto Mederos, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Manuel Campos, 17-11
15-16-year-old/138 lbs: Mitchell Dawson, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Marcus Davidson, Kansas City, Mo., 16-8
15-16-year-old/138 lbs: Larry Anderson, Joilett, Ill., dec. Rorohronhakies, Massena, N.Y., 16-10
15-16-year-old/138 lbs: Zakery Rollins, Zanesville, Ohio, dec. Anthony Rodriguez, Humble, Texas, 23-21
15-16-year-old/145 lbs: Travis Jerig, Zanesville, Ohio dec. Gilbert Vasquez, Brownfield, Texas
15-16-year-old/145 lbs: Edgar Berlanga, New York, N.Y., won on disqualification over Mark Reyes, Tampa, DQ
15-16-year-old/154 lbs: Jafet Medrano, Columbus, Ohio dec. Tyries Hart, Allentown, Pa., 15-11
15-16-year-old/165 lbs: Javante Davis, Gary, Ind., dec. Nathan Kinsman, Casper, Wyo., 10-7
15-16-year-old/165 lbs: Jason Bell, District Heights, Md., dec. Sharif Rahman, Las Vegas, Nev., 17-6
Open male/114 lbs: Cristian Williams, Chicago, Ill., dec. Eros Correa, San Jose, Calif., 16-13
Open male/114 lbs: Shawn Simpson, Chicago, Ill., dec. Stephen Fulton, Philadelphia, Pa., 15-6
Open female/119 lbs: Heather Han, El Paso, Texas dec. Amanda Pavone, Burlington, Mass., 26-17
Open female/119 lbs: Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y., dec. Ivette Delgado, Yonkers, N.Y., 26-9
Open male/123 lbs: Antwan Robinson won on walkover over Emmanuel Folly, Philadelphia, Pa., W/O
Open male/123 lbs: Gary Salazar, Fresno, Calif., dec. Hector Valdez, Dallas, Texas, 28-18
Open male/123 lbs: D’Andres Hockerson, Rochester, N.Y., dec. Antonio Dubose, Philadelphia, Pa., 21-14
Open male/123 lbs: Dennis Galarza, Orlando, Fla., dec. Ja’Rico O’Quinn, Detroit, Mich., 19-16
Open male/132 lbs: Tommy Logan, Winter Haven, Fla., stopped Travon Smith, Toledo, Ohio, RSC-3
Open male/132 lbs: Lavisas Williams, Rochester, N.Y., dec. Mikail Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio, 17-17 (67-48)
Open male/132 lbs: Kenneth Sims, Jr., dec. Lamont Roach, Jr., Upper Marlboro, Md., 22-15
Open male/132 lbs: Malik Montgomery, Macon, Ga., won on disqualification over Sonny Frederickson, Toledo, Ohio
Open male/141 lbs: Kevin Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Martin Murray, Hephzibah, Ga., 20-7
Open male/141 lbs: Julian Rodriguez, Paterson, N.J., dec. Blair Cobbs, Philadelphia, Pa., 24-12
Open male/141 lbs: Damon Allen, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Sonny Frederickson, Toledo, Ohio, 25-14
Open male/141 lbs: Erickson Lubin, Orlando, Fla., stopped Gary Martin, Philadelphia, Pa., RSC-3
Open male/152 lbs: Rashidi Ellis, Lynn, Mass., dec. Zeddie Adams, Cleveland, Ohio, 28-12
Open male/152 lbs: Patrick Day, Freeport, N.Y., dec. Samuel Valentin, Land O’ Lakes, Fla., 28-19
Open male/152 lbs: Chardale Booker, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Drawin Price, Grambling, La., 16-12
Open male/165 lbs: Jamontay Clark, Cincinnati, Ohio dec. Wesley Tucker, Toledo, Ohio, 15-10
Open male/165 lbs: Peter Reyes, Long Island City, N.Y., dec. Kamil Abdulzhanov, Brooklyn, N.Y., 22-7
Open female/165 lbs: Claressa Shields, Flint, Mich., won on walkover over Katie Harrington, Cincinnati, Ohio, W/O
Open male/165 lbs: Daniel Valdivia, Tulare, Calif., dec. Peter Dobson, Bronx, N.Y., 18-9
Open male/165 lbs: Leshawn Rodriguez, Shirley, N.M., dec. Christopher Galeano, Bronx, N.Y., 18-16
Open male/165 lbs: Carlos Monroe, Stone Mountain, Ga., dec. Roger Ibarra, Houston, Texas, 12-8
Open male/178 lbs: D’mitrius Ballard, Temple Hills, Md., won on retirement over Anthony Sims, Jr., RET-3
Open male/178 lbs: Steven Nelson, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., dec. Nigel Rogers, Lewiston, Pa., 27-18
Open male/201 lbs: Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Mo., dec. Alberto Fundora, Tampa, Fla., 18-8
Open male/201 lbs: Christopher Campa, Saginaw, Mich., dec. Robert Biggers, Lexington, Ky., RSC-1
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