Lawrence wants Klitschko bout, Moore and Livingston win, Castillo defeats Cunningham

June 4th and emerging contender Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence believes he has as much any right with his recent credentials to be Klitschko’s opponent that night.

Lawrence of Indianapolis has a record of 14-2-2 with nine knockouts and is coming off a tenth round stoppage over former U.S Olympian Jason Estrada back on January 29th.

Before that bout, Lawrence stopped perennial contender Lance Whitaker in seven rounds.

“I know getting a title opportunity is based on merit and my last two wins are as quality wins as any of the guys they are talking about to be Vitali’s challenger.” Said Lawrence

“The fella that is rumored to have the inside track on the fight hasn’t had a big win in about six years and here I have two in about six months. I understand that Adamek maybe getting a shot in the fall but all you have to do is look at the Estrada fight’s and compare what he did and what I did and Estrada came into the fight with me saying it was the first fight he was at 100 percent in a long time”

“I know that given the opportunity I will rise to the occasion. I have one loss that is legitimate. Everyone who saw my fight with McCall knows I won that fight but that is the past and I am looking towards a shot at realizing my dream to bring the Heavyweight title back to the heartland of America.”

“Franklin has worked hard and all you have to do is see his wins. His brother offered Dereck Chisora an opportunity with a lot less of a resume then Franklin so if Vitali looks at Franklins victories he knows he is as worthy as him or Sosnowski”, said Lawrence’s promoter Dave Escalet of Fisticuffs Promotions.

Moore & Livingston win in Big Apple

NEW YORK (April 4, 2011) – A pair of Boxing 360 fighters, World Boxing Council No. 3 rated super bantamweight Leon “Hurry Up” Moore and promising middleweight prospect DonYil Livingston, both registered unanimous six-round decision victories last Saturday evening in Brooklyn.

The 31-year-old southpaw Moore (28-2, 22 KOs), from Guyana, is the reigning PABA and WBC CABOFE super bantamweight champion, as well as the former NABA, Guyanese and CABOFE bantamweight titlist. In his United States debut, He defeated Moore outclassed veteran Felipe Almanza (18-23-4, 9 KOs).

“We were excited to introduce Leon Moore to U.S. boxing fans,” Boxing 360 CEO and Founder Mario Yagobi commented. “He’s a world-rated super bantamweight contender. Our goal is to better position him for a world title fight this year against (WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki) Nishioka or any of the other world champions.”

Moore captured the WBC CABOFE and NABA bantamweight belts in September 2009, when he won a unanimous 12-round decision against former 2-time world champion Maurico Pastrana. Last January, Leon won a unanimous 12-round decision versus Indonesia Boxing Association champion Marangin Marbun for the vacant PABA crown. In his last fight (Nov. 16), Moore won a 10-round decision against Breilor Teran in Guyana.

Livingston (3-0), the most recent addition to the growing Boxing 360 stable, won a six-round decision against rugged Greg Hackett (2-7). “We’re very high on DonYil who was a highly decorated amateur boxer,” Yagobi noted. “This was his first fight on the East Coast. He has good bloodlines, his cousin is Andre Ward.”

Livingston, 26, fights out of Palmdale, California. He had a solid 178-23 (83 KOs) amateur record, including gold medal performances in the National Silver Gloves (1996, 1998 and 2000), National Junior Golden Gloves (1995-2000), 2000 National & International Junior Olympic s, 2001 National Under-19 Tournament, and 2004 Ringside World Championships.

“Most importantly,” Boxing 360 director of boxing Bob Duffy remarked, “Leon and DonYil both won their New York City debuts. Leon was in total control of his fight and DonYil got in much needed work against a tough opponent.”

Other members of Boxing 360’s stable include USBA heavyweight champion Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris, former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro “Naco” Berrio, NY State super middleweight title-holder Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen, KO king Tyrone Brunson, Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, Mike Mollo, Joshua “The Juice” Harris, Emad Ali, Angel “Toro” Hernandez and “King” David Estrada.

Go on line to for more information about Moore, Livingston, or any of Boxing 360 fighters, as well as upcoming events.

Castillo destroys Cunningham

BROOKLYN, NY (April 4, 2011)—Saturday night at the Aviator Sports Complex, an enthusiastic crowd witnessed an action packed boxing that was promoted by Rob Diaz and Havoc Boxing Promotions.

In the main event, Joel Castillo wasted no time in destroying Billy Ray Cunningham in a bout that was scheduled for six rounds in the Light Heavyweight division.

Castillo came out and landed one crushing left hook that knocked Cunningham down and out which had the near capacity crowd screaming.

Castillo now is 8-0 with five knockouts.

In the co-feature, Jr. Lightweight Mark Davis remained perfect as he used a vicious body attack to score a stoppage over rugged Ramesis Gil at the end of five rounds in their scheduled six round bout.

Leon Moore, who is ranked number-three by the WBC in the Super Bantamweight division, was workmanlike in scoring a six round unanimous decision over grizzled vet Felipe Almanza

Other winners on the card included undefeated Heavyweight Ramadan Yasser; Undefeated Jr. Middleweight Frank Galarza; Welterweight Tommy Rainone and undefeated Middleweight DonYil Livingston.

Angel Cruz scored a sensational unanimous decision victory over Yonathan Arias in a six round Bantamweight bout that will be on a short list for fight of the year.

The bouts were broadcasted LIVE all over the world and can be still purchased on


6 ROUNDS-LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS—Joel Castillo (8-0, 5 KO’s) 172 lbs of Bronx, NY KO 1 (:18) over Billy Ray Cunningham (5-10) 167 lbs of Columbus, MS

6 ROUNDS—JR. LIGHTWEIGHTS—Mark Davis (15-0) 129 lbs of Cleveland, OH TKO END 5 over Ramesis Gil (6-2-4) 130 lbs of San Juan, Puerto Rico

6 ROUNDS—FEATHERWEIGHTS—Leon Moore (28-2) 123 lbs of Brooklyn, NY U DEC over Felipe Almanza (18-23-4) 121 ½ lbs of Lorica, Colombia…scores were 59-54 on all cards

4 ROUNDS—HEAVYWEIGHTS—Ramadan Yasser (3-0) 204 lbs of New York, NY MAJ DEC over Jose Mario Flores (1-1) 202 lbs of Washington, DC..Scores were 39-37; 39-37 and 38-38

4 ROUNDS—JR. MIDDLEWEIGHTS—Frank Galarza (3-0) 152 lbs of Brooklyn, NY U DEC over Noel Garcia (2-8-1) 150 lbs of Springfield, MA…Scores were 40-36 on all cards

6 ROUNDS—JR. MIDDLEWEIGHTS—Tommy Rainone (13-4) 149 lbs of Plainview, NY U DEC over Arthur Medina (13-23) 148 lbs of Fort Collins, Co…Scores were 60-52; 60-52 and 59-53

6 ROUNDS—BANTAMWEIGHTS—Angel Cruz (5-1) 116 lbs of Juamadiaz, PR U DEC over Yonathan Arias (11-7) 113 lbs of Santiago de los Caballeros, DR…scores 59-55 and 58-56 on two cards

6 ROUNDS—MIDDLEWEIGHTS—DonYil Livingston (3-0) 159 lbs of Los Angeles, CA U DEC over Greg Hackett (2-7) 157 lbs of Philadelphia, PA…scores were 57-56 on all cards

Article posted on 03.04.2011

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