Prince Badi & Sevie Johnston Win

05.12.05 - Prince Badi, (24-2-1) continues his climb up the light heavyweight division; with a twelve round decision over former title challenger Thomas Reid for the WBC CBOFE Light Heavyweight Title at the St. Petersburg Coliseum Saturday night. Prince Badi fresh off his win against Orlando Rivera on October 15th in Orlando FL. turns in a stellar performance less than two months after his T.K.O against Orlando Rivera. The fight was a hard fought victory for Prince Badi, as Reid showed great desire throughout the fight, but in the end Prince Badi was too much for the game fighter.

This was a great way for the Boxing Prince to finish off 2005 with back to back wins in less than two months. With the newly captured WBC Cabofe light heavyweight title, along with his WBC Americas Light Heavyweight title, Prince Badi along with Silverhawk Boxing is excited about the upcoming year as the Boxing Prince turns up the heat on the light heavyweight division.

Stevie ďLilí Bud BadĒ Johnston (37-3-1) captured the NABC Super Lightweight Championship with an impressive win over rugged Volodimir Khodakovskiy. Combined with his decisive win in Orlando Florida on October 15th, his come back continues to be on track. Stevie Johnston put on what the boxing world has grown to expect from this great former champion. Great defense, power when he needs it, and the ability to control the fight form beginning to end. After more than two years off, because of an almost fatal car accident, Stevie Johnston has stepped back into the ring as if he was never gone. As most of Stevieís opponents along with Khodakovskiy have found out you canít hit what you canít catch. Stevieís boxing skills have always been there, and under the watchful eyes of Buddy McGirt, and Jim Rider they have made Stevieís two and a half years away from the ring look as if it never happened. As 2006 rolls around Stevie Johnstonís comeback for the World Championships he once held looks to be on track. Stevie has one belt, and he wants them all.

Also seeing action Saturday night was former IBF light heavyweight champion William Guthrie (30-3-2). Guthrie, who came up against a determined Rodney Moore, looked to control most of the fight in the early rounds. Moore who fought a courageous fight looked out classed by the former champion but was able to fight to a draw. Guthrie has some work to do but he will be someone to watch in 2006.

In the opening bout of the night James Mcgirt (10-0-0) continues to impress everyone in the boxing world; knocking down Franklin Armstrong three times before referee Tommy Kimmons called the fight in the third round. McGirt was too much for Armstrong from the outset as he keeps his perfect record in tact. In the early fights that night at the Coliseum Jason Barnett of Clearwater looked good against Franklin Edmundson in a heavyweight bout winning a unanimous decision. Jean Baptist from Orlando was too much for Fred Drayton as he controlled the entire fight and won a unanimous decision

Silverhawk Boxing along with Starfight Productions would like to thank all of the great people who helped put on a great night of fights at St. Petersburg Coliseum. Southern Florida has been kind to Silverhawk Boxing, and we wanted to wish everyone who has helped Silverhawk Boxing Happy Holidays and we will see you in 2006!

Article posted on 05.12.2005

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