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By Christopher James Shelton
(This is an excerpt from my 4th book: “My LIFE Before DEATH (a boxing historian memoir)” available at Amazon for $6.99.)
NBC announcers: Marv Albert, Sugar Ray Leonard and B.J. Flores
Prichard Colon: 16-0, 13 KO’s – 23 years old, 6’0 – enters bout at 158 pounds
Terrel Williams: 14-0, 12 KO’s – 31 years old, 6’0 – enters bout at 155 pounds
Prichard Colon’s two previous bouts were dominant knockouts. A 5-time annual Puerto Rican champion it’s impossible as a boxing fan not to be impressed by his superb technical skills. On August 1st, 2015, Colon faced Michael Finney for a 6-round junior middleweight battle in Brooklyn. Through 2013, Finney was the rising star with a record of 12-0-0, 10 knockouts. Since then, Finney had been reduced to the never-to-be who was a good set-up opponent for rising stars. Following a knockout loss to Jaime Herrera, Finney had been set against undefeated boxers. 23-years old, his record facing Colon stood at 12-3-1, 10 knockouts. Colon, 22-years old, was 14-0-0, 11 knockouts. Read the rest of this entry “
Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra
Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro (16-1, 12 KOs) turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Billings, Montana, knocking out Cheyenne Zeigler (3-13, 2 KOs), of Lower Brule, South Dakota in the super middleweight main event of Silver Wolf Fight Promotions’ “Magic City Fight Night.” Caferro used his superior skills to out-box Zeigler for two rounds before ending matters in the third with a vicious uppercut.
Using his longer reach and lateral movement, Caferro quickly set the range of the fight in the first round, jabbing at a distance and following up with quick straight rights. Caferro maintained a steady work-rate throughout the first round, keeping Zeigler on the outside and unable to cut the distance, instead catching hard counter shots as he made the effort to get in close. Late in the round a crisp jab rocked Zeigler back and slightly buckled his knees. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair
Hayward, California’s Aaron Coley (14-1-1, 6 KOs) defeated Dashon Johnson (22-21-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, out-working the more experienced journeyman over ten rounds in the middleweight main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 110.
Coley, a southpaw, employed a cautious approach early, working behind his right jab and feinting with his left, seemingly trying to bait his opponent into opening himself up for a counter. Coley slowly started to pick up his output in the second round, finding his comfort level and letting his hand go a bit more often. Coley took clear control of the range and pace of the fight in the third and maintained it through the fourth, working at a distance with a steady stream of jabs, keeping Johnson on the outside and on the end of his punches, unable to get in close enough to do any real damage. Read the rest of this entry “
By “Ice” John Scully
Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of GGG’s and that I picked him to win the fight on Saturday versus Danny Jacobs. I am a fan of Danny’s as well on a personal and a professional level. Great person, very good fighter and an inspiration to many, many people due to his overcoming Cancer. Physically and stylistically he was sure to present the biggest puzzle of GGG’s career but ultimately I had to figure that Golovkin would win out due to supreme punching power, constant mental and physical pressure and uncanny punch placement.
Avoiding all that GGG generally brings to the table for a full 12 rounds seemed an unlikely task. Read the rest of this entry “
By “Ice” John Scully
Former Light Heavyweight contender and ex-trainer of ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson
David Lemeiux versus Curtis Stevens, 12 rounds on HBO at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York is a fight I have personally felt for several years now was the best pure match up to be made at 160 pounds. Titles, money and networks aside, just in terms of the two fighters in the division who matched up the best, this was the middleweight fight I’ve been waiting for.
It exceeded expectations. Read the rest of this entry “