Results: Urango, Cloud Win In Florida; Contreras, Taylor Score KO Wins In Maryland; Kerry Hope Wins US Debut

Juan Urango stopped Randall Bailey in the 11th round Friday night and retained his IBF junior welterweight title. Bailey floored Urango in the sixth round but Urango turned the fight around as he dropped Bailey twice in the 9th and again in the 10th round. Bailey’s trainer then stepped up onto the ring apron and called for the referee to stop the fight with 1:51 left in the 11th. In the co-feature, Tavoris Cloud won the vacant IBF light-heavyweight belt with a unanimous decision over former champion Clinton Woods. Cloud dominated Woods throughout the fight and had him in trouble in the 8th. Woods survived the rest of the bout but lost the fight by 116-112 scores on all three scorecards..


HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 28, 2009) Thursday night in Hagerstown, Maryland, fight fans were treated to two spectacular knockouts win by sensational prospects; junior welterweight Francisco “THE PHENOM” Contreras and cruiserweight Andres “TAYLOR MADE” Taylor. The 25 year old Contreras improved his perfect knockout record of 10-0-0 (10KO’s) by stopping Julian Rodriguez at the 1:35 mark of the second round under a hailstorm of power shots from the Dominican. The loss evened Rodriguez’s record to 17-17-4 (11KO’s).

Fighting out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania , Taylor , now 10-1-1 (6KO’s), stopped Joseph Harris with a barrage of punches in the fourth round. Time of the stoppage for Taylor was 1:25. The loss moved Harris’ record to 10-9-0 (7KO’s).

Contreras and Taylor are both promoted by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions.

Said Koerner, “Terrific wins for both Francisco and Andres. Contreras is really showing why he’s one of the best young prospects in boxing. This was Taylor ’s second knockout in a row since suffering his first loss earlier this year and he’s definitely back on track in the cruiserweight division.”

Upcoming bouts for Contreras and Taylor will be announced in the near future.

Hope wins US debut

Talon Boxer Kerry Hope (11-1) made his US debut last night at the Nokia Center in LA on a Goldenboy show, he faced the tough veteran Daniel Stanislavjevic (Better know locally as Danny Zee), Danny has already shared the ring with a number of top opponents including James McGirt Jr, Josiah Judah, Alfredo Angulo, Aaron Pryor Jr, Marco Antonio Rubio, Tarvis Simms, Fernando Zuniga and Danny Perez all of who he pushed to the limit, and was very unlucky not to get the decisions in many of these fights. He also scored a recent 4th knockout over title challenger Saul Roman. Kerry is coming off a loss to British and Commonwealth champion Matthew Hall and a no decision to Taz Jones after a clash of heads ended the contest prematurely so he was desperate to get back to winning ways.

Hope has been training up in Lake Arrowhead, California since his split with former trainer Enzo Calzaghe, with John Tandy from Talon Boxing and has joined the Talon Boxing management team.

The men squared off in the center of the ring, both men looked hyped up and ready for business. As expected Danny came out firing, and loading up with some big shots, a few of which got through surprising Hope a little. Hope reacted well and started to work behind a stiff southpaw jab, and fast combinations. It was a tight first round, both men landed good shots. As the fight drew on Hope’s better fitness and ring craft allowed him to take over and he was landing the cleaner more accurate shots throughout. A head but caused a cut above Hopes left eye in the 5th round, while Danny Zee was also cut on the forehead, but a further clash of head in the same round saw the cut open further and blood began to pour down the face of Hope, he was lead over to the see the ringside doctor who allowed the fight to continue. Hope’s corner did a good job of patching up the cut during rounds and stopped the flow of blood for the final round, in which Hope again boxed well for the majority but Danny came back strong in the final 30 seconds desperate to try and get Hope out of there and landing some big shots.

The judges scored the contest 57-56, 57-56 and a more accurate 59-54 all for the winner Kerry Hope.

Article posted on 29.08.2009

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