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By Ricardo Ibarra
After a lengthy drought of professional boxing in the State of Idaho, the first card scheduled to take place there in nearly five years is set. The newly formed Beat Boxing Promotions will present their inaugural card at the Clearwater River Casino in Lewiston, Idaho, Saturday, October 15th with eight pro bouts scheduled featuring fighters from the Pacific Northwest.
Former amateur stand-out Patrick Ferguson (4-0, 4 KOs) will look for his fifth win of the year in the eight round main event, taking on tough journeyman Leo Bercier (8-19-1, 4 KOs). Ferguson, who in 2015 claimed the U.S.A. National heavyweight amateur title, turned pro in April of this year and has claimed four wins since, securing all of those victories within two rounds. In his last fight he stopped former world title challenger Rubin Williams in the first round. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Mike “White Delight” Wilson (15-0, 9 KOs) added his fifteenth win to his unblemished record on Saturday Night at the Jackson County Expo in his hometown of Central Point, Oregon, taking an eight round unanimous decision over Columbus, Ohio’s Armando Ancona (8-5-2, 5 KOs).
Wilson pressed the fight from the start, taking it to Ancona, who looked to sit back and counter. Wilson dropped Ancona in the fourth round with a hard left-hook and went on to dominate the remainder of the fight with the more precise and busier attack. All three judges scored the fight 80-71, giving Wilson every round. Read the rest of this entry “
By Dan Hanley
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA — Awright, fight fans, here we go with the second annual West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame this Sunday, September 25th, at the Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, California. This event, which is guaranteed to knock you off your pins, is once again hosted by President Rick Farris and yours truly. Although Vice President of this organization, I can honestly say it is President Rick Farris who is the driving force in lauding these great fighters of yesteryear. Rick is an absolute work-horse in making sure every ‘i’ is dotted and ‘t’ crossed in memorializing these hard-nosed pugs after the cheers have died down on their respective careers. Read the rest of this entry “
By Karl Hegman
The Bayou City lost an important and influential boxing figure in Roy Ortega Sr. this past Tuesday, September 20th.
Ortega was the Assistant Trainer at the Elite Boxing Academy under Rudy Silva and was instrumental in the development and success of many of Houston’s Top Amateur Champions including 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2014 World Amateur Champion Marlen Esparza. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair
Mike “Image Me” Gavronski (21-2-1, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Australian Jake Carr (11-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington, rebounding in devastating fashion from only his second career loss. In the super middleweight main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 107, Gavronski dropped Carr with a devastating right-left combo in the sixth and forced the stoppage moments later with a barrage of unanswered right hands.
Gavronski, who had not fought since his loss to Dashon Johnson for the WBA-NABA US 168 lbs. title last November, set the tempo early, working his jab from range and following up with occasional right hands. Carr did his best to cut the distance in the early rounds, but Gavronski remained disciplined, boxing well and gradually increasing his output as the fight went on. Read the rest of this entry “