John Jackson vs. Manuel Perez on Jan.12

Brian Halquist Productions will kick off its 2018 season with a special Friday night boxing event on Friday, Jan. 12 with Battle at the Boat 114 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

The six-bout card will feature a 10-round main event between welterweights John Jackson and Manuel Perez and the return of Walter “2 Guns” Wright.

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Three of a Kind is a Winner

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Saturday night the Charlo brothers and Erislandy Lara paraded their talents for all to see at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV. Their fights begged for attention. After all, they were being displayed by Showtime as three of the best junior middleweights in boxing, and they were facing very tough opponents.

Jermell was first, and there were serious doubts about whether he was going to measure up. John “Dah Rock” Jackson, (20-3-0, 15KO) son of fearsome puncher Julian Jackson, surprised Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (28-0-0, 12KO) by boxing instead of slugging.

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Huge Photo Gallery: Lara Retains Title; Charlo Twins Make Boxing History

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On a night Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara successfully defended his WBA Super Welterweight Championship with a hard-fought 12-round unanimous decision over Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan, undefeated brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo, of Houston, became the first twins in boxing history to hold world titles in the same weight class.

Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) retained his IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship with a unanimous 12-round decision over former world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (30-3, 17 KOs) of Las Cruces, N.M., in the second of three world title fights on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Showtime Triple Header Preview: It May Not Be A Hell Of A Card, But it’s Still Really Good

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One of the best known quotes in A.J. Liebling’s immortal “The Sweet Science” concerned a tough, tricky welterweight contender from the 1950’s named Billy Graham, whom he famously described as being “as good a fighter as one possibly can be without being a hell of a fighter.”

These words have resonated with me ever since I first read them, for they serve as the perfect way to characterize those boxers who lack any one outstanding attribute yet are still capable of achieving success in the ring. For me, those are the fighters who are most compelling. It always intrigues me to watch fighters who rely upon their intangibles like grit, guile, and ring generalship to win fights; and it always captures my attention when these types of boxers are pitted against those who are talented enough to be considered “a hell of a fighter”.

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Liam Smith Predicts Lara-Martirosyan, Charlo-Trout, Charlo-Jackson

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Liverpool’s WBO Super-Welterweight World Champion Liam Smith will be keeping a very close eye on this Saturday’s Super-Welterweight world title triple header in Las Vegas, aired exclusively on the Channel of Champions BoxNation.

In the main event Erislandy Lara defends his WBA title against Vanes Martirosyan in a rematch of their 2012 bout that ended in a technical draw.… read full article “Liam Smith Predicts Lara-Martirosyan, Charlo-Trout, Charlo-Jackson”

Charlo brothers in action this Saturday

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Undefeated identical twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo have the opportunity to become boxing’s first twins to hold world championships in the same weight class when they enter the ring this Saturday, May 21 live on SHOWTIME from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.… read full article “Charlo brothers in action this Saturday”

Luna Floors Collado Twice Before Earning Unanimous Decision Victory

Uprising Promotions, in association with Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, put on another explosive card at the Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City on Friday night, thanks in large part an incredible job of matchmaking from promoter Ronson Frank. In the co-feature of The Big Payback, Uprising Promotions featherweight Angel Luna (11-0-1, 7 KOs) dropped Jhovany Collado twice in the opening round of an eventual unanimous decision victory, while Top Rank welterweight John Jackson (16-3-2, 13 KOs) was forced to settle for a majority draw in the main event against a very game Rafael Gonzalez (7-2-2, 6 KOs).

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