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Story and Photos By Ricardo Ibarra
One of the best young prospects to come out of the state of Montana in some time made his second defense of the state’s Welterweight title this past Friday night a the Eagles Lodge in Helena, Montana. Local favorite Duran Caferro successfully defended his belt with a dominating two round display, pushing St. Louis, Missouri’s Kelly Wright to retire on his stool at the start of the third round. The match-up was the main attraction of a six bout Pro/Am show put on by H-Town Eagles.
Caferro (13-1, 10 KOs), a rangy fighter with a good jab, began the fight by quickly taking control of the range and setting the tempo. Using his stiff jabs and lateral movement, Caferro found openings for his straight rights and left hooks, countering his opponent well as Wright (4-17) made an effort to get in close. As the first round neared the end, Caferro was firmly in control, landing with precise combinations, rocking his opponent back. Read the rest of this entry “
By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 — This evening’s festivities at the UIC Pavlion were unwittingly axiomatic in its selection of principals: fighting in the main event for the vacant World Boxing Association’s, the International Boxing Organization’s and the World Super Weight titles, Erislandy Lara employed a style emphasizing deft movement, minimum risk and a calculated offense, and in the co-main event, rising light heavyweight puncher Artur Beterbiev (who’s won all eight of his previous professional fights by knockout) plied an approach favoring raw, unmitigated aggression. The former style is most famously employed by sports megastar Floyd Mayweather, Jr., whereas the latter is a lynchpin of the popularity of Gennady Golovkin, (widely regarded as the best middleweight on the planet, holding the World Boxing Association Interim World Middleweight, World Boxing Association Super Middleweight, and IBO World Middleweight titles). Coincidentally, some say that Golovkin is on the cusp of becoming the sport’s pound-for-pound king — a status that has been widely bestowed on Mayweather in recent years.
And tonight in this, the Windy City, which worships the smash mouth football of icons like Brian Urlacher, Mike Ditka and Dick Butkus, there’s no mystery here which style is more popular. Read the rest of this entry “
Plus Undefeated Prospect Tony Harrison Takes On Willie Nelson
Tickets On Sale Saturday At 10 A.M.!
TAMPA (June 4, 2015) – Undefeated superstar Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) returns to the ring in his home state to face former world champion Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs) on Saturday, July 11 in the main event of the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN show live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.
The co-main event of the evening features an exciting matchup between undefeated top prospect Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) and quick-fisted Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) in an event that will kick off live coverage of PBC on ESPN. Doors open in the arena at 6 p.m. ET with the first fight starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry “
Photos & Report from Inaugural Event
By Michele Chong
The first-ever West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame (WCBHOF) held their induction ceremony and awards luncheon on Sunday, April 26. This inaugural event took place at Vitello’s E Spot Lounge in Studio City, Calif.
Here’s my recap of the day and exclusive snapshots from this sold-out boxing luncheon! Read the rest of this entry “
Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra
After nearly a two year long hiatus from the sport, top Pacific Northwest cruiserweight prospect Mike Wilson made his return to the ring last Saturday night at the Compton Arena in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon. Fighting under the promotional banner of his wife Jennifer Wilson’s newly formed Whited Delight Promotions, Wilson kept his unbeaten record intact with an emphatic second round knockout of previously unbeaten Kansas City prospect Derek Williams. The fight was the main event of a seven bout card that drew one of the largest boxing crowds seen in the region in recent years, showing the vast popularity of the local favorite Wilson. Read the rest of this entry “