Tonight in Tijuana, Mexico, San Jose, California’s bantamweight prospect, Eros Correa (3-0, 3 KOs), remained undefeated with a second-round knockout over Cristian Vizcarra. Correa, who is managed by Cali Boxing Management, dropped Vizcarra three times before the bout was stopped.
At the end of round one, Correa caught Vizcarra with a powerful right hook that sent the Tijuana native to the canvas. Correa sent Vizcarra to the canvas for the second time in the middle of round two with a left hook to the temple. Correa followed with a barrage of punches that sent Vizcarra to the deck for the third time, forcing the referee to stop the fight. With the win, Correa keeps his knockout streak alive to start his career.
“Tonight, I wanted to come out aggressive and get my opponent out of there,” said Eros Correa. “Now that I’m staying busy, I’m getting more comfortable in the ring. I know with each fight I’m going to get better. My goal is to get right back in the ring as soon as possible. I want at least two more fights before the end of the year. My managers are doing a great job guiding my career and I’m thankful.”
Tonight at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, Daniel “Da Beast” Baiz, who is managed by Greg Hannley of Prince Ranch Boxing, improved to (13-1, 5 KOs) with a dominating 4-round unanimous decision victory over Leonardo Esquivel Carrizal (5-5-1, 2 KOs).
Fighting at a lighter weight, Baiz used superior lateral movement and boxed beautifully for four rounds. When the fight went to the inside, Baiz stood his ground and fired off some explosive combinations, hurting his opponent on a few occasions. With the win, Baiz feels he’ll be even more impressive in his next fight.
“I had a really good training camp going into this fight and it showed tonight,” said Daniel Baiz, who fought at this lightest weight as a professional. “My plan is to fight at welterweight moving forward. I know I’ll be a more explosive fighter at 147 pounds. With a few more fights at this weight, I’ll be ready to fight anyone in the division.”
“Daniel showed once again he’s the real deal,” said manager Greg Hannley. “I have complete confidence in Baiz and his ability to take his career to the next level. At welterweight, he’ll be a problem for anyone.”
No Limit Mindset LLC. Fighters on a roll – Kilic shines on ShoBox; Menard primes for big opportunity, and Henderson looking for step-up bout in December
As the season change, and the Fall season is upon us, Three members of Shane Shapiro’s No Limit Mindset LLC. management stable are making moves.
On September 28th, super middleweight, Cem Kilic won an eight-round unanimous decision over fellow undefeated fighter DeAndre Ware in a bout that was nationally televised on ShoBox: The New Generation from Temecula, California.
On October 13th, lightweight contender Mason Menard got back into the win column with a six-round unanimous decision over Ronald Rivas in Gary, Indiana.
Also, super middleweight Kalvin Henderson will look for a step-up bout in December when he takes on Brandon Robinson on December 7th in Philadelphia.
Cem Kilic Improves To 12-0 After UD Win On ShoBox
“Cem gave an unbelievable performance showing his heart, his chin and his ultimate will to win! His last 2 opponents had a combined record of 19-1 and Cem showed me he’s exactly where he needs to be in terms of his development after 12 pro fights. DeAndre Ware beats a lot of guys at 168 lbs and with Cem winning a unanimous decision, this showed me why he’s considered one of the best prospects in Boxing. We had such great support from the local fans and so many people who tuned in live. A big thank you to Gordon Hall and Showtime for the opportunity!” – Manager Shane Shapiro
“Cem Kilic is a star in the making. His inspiring performance against DeAndre Ware was the next step in his evolution to become a world champion. The kid is the complete package in and out of the ring and is a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with. His upside is limitless!” – Kilic Promoter Greg Cohen
Celebrities who attended the fight for Kilic: Actors Nick Turturro, Cagatay Ulosoy, NBA World Champion Mehmet Okur, Boxing Hall of Famer World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley
Menard UD Ronald Rivas 10/13/18, Improves to 34-3
“It was good to get back in the ring get back in the Win column and shake off some rust. I was able to actually throw some punches and work on some things unlike the Haney fight where I was chasing around the ring for the entire fight. I saw some things that I need to work on and now I’m excited and ready to do a full 6 week training camp in Houston to bring out the best of me for December 8th!” – Mason Menard
Menard’s next high-profile bout will be announced shortly.￼
Kalvin Henderson Returns December 7th against Brandon Robinson in Philadelphia
10-0 Kalvin Henderson fighting 11-1 Brandon Robinson in his first fight with Marshall Kauffman’s King Promotions.
“I’m excited show the rest of the world what my team and I already know, and that’s that we have the skills, talent, and work ethic to become a world champion. I’m blessed for the opportunity Marshall presented to me and I’m going to take advantage of this opportunity. Hot Sauce will be bringing all of the heat with me come December,” said Henderson.
“This is a great fight for Kalvin’s development, Robinson is a tough veteran who will come to win. An impressive performance by Henderson, which is usually the case, tells me he’s ready for a big step up in 2019!. A big thank you to Marshall Kauffman for this opportunity.” – Manager Shane Shapiro
Kalakoda Promotions, the well-established South African promotional outfit, ventured into Nigeria on Friday, October 26, and presented two World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship fights at a packed-to-the-rafters Federal Palace in Lagos.
“Chaos in Lagos”, televised and streamed by Kwesé Sports, was headlined by a highly anticipated rematch for the WBF All Africa Cruiserweight title between defending champion Chamunorwa Gonorenda from Zimbabwe and local man Tony Salam.
“Sting” Gonorenda had won their first meeting, on home-ground in Harare on August 31, by controversial split decision, and Salam had publicly promised to not leave the result of the return fight in the hands of the judges.
True to his promise, “Sugar” Salam produced some very sharp counter-punching from the get-go, mixing precise jabs with quick combinations to body and head, while a charging Gonorenda clearly had problems finding his mark.
In the sixth round Salam caught Gonorenda with a hard left that visibly hurt the visitor, and only the ropes prevented him from going down. Salam was quick to follow up with a long flurry of unanswered punches, prompting referee Darryl Ribbink to step in and wave the fight off.
Chaos in Lagos it was, as fans rushed the ring to celebrate with the new WBF All Africa Champion who took his record to 12-2 (7). Fellow Southpaw Gonorenda drops to 12-13 (7) after resurrecting his career by winning his previous five outings.
In the evenings co-featured attraction, Olanrewaju Durodola won the vacant WBF World Cruiserweight title with a third round technical knockout of Maroy Sadiki from D. R. Congo, who appeared to pull a muscle in the second round and was forced to give up in the third.
It was a very anticlimactic experience for Durodola, who improved his professional record to 29-6 (27), having fought some of the best in the world in recent years. In tears about his bad luck, Maroy Sadiki falls to 15-2 (7).
Next up for Durodola could be a first world title-defense against Tony Salam, who called his countryman out in the ring following his victory. A Durodola vs. Salam all-Nigerian WBF World Championship fight would certainly be a big attraction in Lagos, and Kalakoda Promotions called it inevitable.