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By Ricardo Ibarra
Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (16-0, 7 KOs) added another win to his unblemished record on Friday night at the Jackson County Expo in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon, turning in a dominant eight round performance, beating Oklahoma’s Aaron Chavers by unanimous decision in the main event of White Delight Promotions’ “Rogue Valley Rumble” 6.
Wilson employed a work-man like approach from the start, moving well and working off his jab to set up his heavier arsenal. As the fight wore on, Wilson picked up his output and began to land more consistently with hard combinations, focusing a lot of his attention to his opponent’s body. Digging deep with thudding hooks to the mid-section, Wilson frequently found success with body work before working his way back to the head. Chavers was a game fighter, but Wilson showed superior skills throughout the fight, controlling the action and racking up points with the more effective offense. All three judges scored the fight 80-72, giving Wilson his sixteenth win and his sixth straight in front of his local fans. Read the rest of this entry “
By Dan Hanley
Growing up in an Irish-Catholic household that always displayed their yen for the sweet science, I became accustomed to the compulsory picture of the Pope on one wall and a picture of ‘Irish’ Jerry Quarry on the other. Having said that, it was a foregone conclusion that I was going to be enamored when ‘Gentleman’ Gerry Cooney – clad in shamrock-laden trunks – arrived on the scene in the late ’70s. And let me tell ya, this son of Erin soon had the Hanley household making room on another wall. Read the rest of this entry “
Story by Christopher Morgan at ringside
LOS ANGELES, CA, December, 17, 2016 – Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy promotions decided to develop and promote one final send-off to one of boxing’s most enduring legends. Over the last 28 years, Bernard Hopkins has been involved in and won the majority of his fights against the best fighters between 160 and 170 pounds.
The majority of the time Hopkins was an underdog in the eyes of the media and fans; before he relished in making a fool of everyone who doubted him. Read the rest of this entry “
By ‘Ice’ John Scully
Former Light Heavyweight Contender and Current Boxing Trainer and Commentator
LAS VEGAS — Former champ (and opponent of mine) Michael Nunn calls me at the designated time this past Saturday in Las Vegas at my fifth Official Amateur Boxing Reunion (held at Russ Anber’s Rival Boxing Store on Sunset Road) so that I can put him on the phone with his former professional opponent (they fought in 1986) Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos.
I also put Michael on the phone that day with 1984 Olympic Champion Paul Gonzalez and former world title opponent Merqui Sosa.
Quote: “The wait in the dressing room before a professional boxing match -that last hour- could be enough to strip a man who never boxed before of whatever pride, desire and heart he THOUGHT he had” – Iceman John Scully, April 2002
Gavronski dominates Awimbono in Tacoma
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photo by Mike Blair
TACOMA, WA — Super middleweight prospect Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (22-2-1, 14 KOs) continued his career resurgence on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, adding a second consecutive win to his twenty-two fight win column, thoroughly out-boxing Accra, Ghana’s Thomas Awimbono (25-5-1, 21 KOs) over ten rounds in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 108″.