Reyes vows to come back from loss

Las Vegas, NV (April 16) - Friday night was the completion of two very difficult weeks for Thompson Boxing's WBC Latino Welterweight Champion Artemio "King" Reyes (15-2, 12 KOs) who lost his father last week and laid him to rest Tuesday this week only to forge forward and face Alan "El Puas" Sanchez (10-2-1, 4 KOs) on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights." Reyes suffered a knockout loss 2:08 into the first round.

The disillusioned Reyes had this to say, "I didn't get the victory and I'm sorry to disappoint. I'd would have liked to at least have the chance to beat the 10 count, maybe the stoppage was a bit premature. Thanks to everyone who showed me support. I promise to come back stronger than ever!"

Sanchez, who avenged a previous loss to Artemio "The King" Reyes, was excited about the win and open to the suggestion when asked of the possibility of a rubber match.


Unbeaten light-welterweight prospect Shayne "The Pain" Singleton goes into his next fight a hero after saving a manís life in a car crash.

The Colne fighter, 22, and two of his friends were traveling home on the M65 last week after training in Bolton when they saw a car flip over into an embankment on the other side of the motorway and noticed an explosion of smoke.

They sprinted across six lanes of the motorway to rescue the driver and pulled him from his car fearing that it could explode at any minute.

Singleton, who is managed by Steve Wood, will have his twelfth fight on a BoxAcademy show promoted by Queensberry Promotions in association with Wood's VIP Promotions on Friday 18th May at the Oldham Leisure Centre, live on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

Lancashire's chief fire officer Peter Holland commended their brave actions and said it had 'potentially saved the driver's life'.


GREAT BRITAIN boxing team captain Tom Stalker has revealed that he goes to bed at night dreaming of winning a gold medal at this summerís Olympic Games. Speaking in a video to mark the launch of Betfairís partnership with the British Amateur Boxing Association, the 27-year-old admitted it plays on his mind.

Tom Stalker said: ĒI think about winning gold every night before I go to sleep. But I canít just think about gold. Iíve got to think about each fight. Thereís going to be five tough fights to win the gold and anything can happen.

ďI went to the Commonwealth Games in India and that was a great experience, I loved that. So to be in my home country and experience whatís going on, to be part of it, I just canít describe it. Itís going to be brilliant.Ē

Tomís team-mates are just as excited at the prospect of representing the country on home soil at the Games in July.

Anthony Joshua, a Londoner, believes he has a chance to make his mark when he steps into the ring at the ExCel in London Docklands.

Anthony Joshua said: ďIíve got a four month project now to make history. The thing that makes it so much more exciting is that Iím capable of doing it. Come the Games I hope the support of the country will edge me on to do well.

ďIím trying not to get carried away with the glamour of the Olympics because my main thing is to do a job for the country and thatís get a medal.Ē

Meanwhile, bantamweight star Luke Campbell believes turning out at the Games in London will be the highlight of his career. He said ďThe Olympics have been everything in my career. Thatís the inspiration that gets me up in the morning; wanting to train hard, thatís my aim, thatís my goal and thatís what drives me forward.

ďThereís a long way to go to get to the gold medal; one fight at a time, one step at a time.

ďI want to make my country proud, thatís my goal.Ē

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Article posted on 16.04.2012

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