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By Dan Hanley
This past Friday, on August 19th at Bourbon Street in south suburban Chicago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Chicago Boxer’s Reunion. And let me tell ya, I was like a kid in a friggin’ candy store.
This reunion was not ‘fighter inclusive’. It was open to the official, the writer and most of all, the fan. It was just as well, as I did not have the lengthy career some of these stalwarts of pug-alley experienced. However, they made me feel as welcome as a unanimous decision in their favor. Read the rest of this entry “
Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra
Pacific Northwest cruiserweight prospect Patrick Ferguson (4-0, 4 KOs) added his fourth and most noteworthy win as a pro on Thursday night at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana, scoring a first round knockout over former world title challenger Rubin “Mr. Hollywood” Williams (29-29-1, 16 KOs), of Detroit. An unexpected rain storm had threatened to cause the cancellation of the outdoor event, but after a delay allowed for the storm to pass and crews to clean up the ring, the event went on. The main event of Silver Wolf Fight Promotions’ eight bout pro-am card between Ferguson and Williams was moved to the first pro slot on the schedule in order to ensure the fight went ahead before more rain moved in.
Ferguson, of Spokane, Washington, quickly went to work behind his jab as the fight began and dropped Williams with the first hard right hand he threw, landing it flush on the temple. Moments later he dropped Williams once again, catching him with a crisp one-two counter as his opponent pressed forward. After the action was allowed to resume, Ferguson started working the body, landing thudding hooks to the mid-section that were visibly hurting Williams. A vicious left hook to the side dropped Williams to a knee where he would stay as referee Russ Hansen reached the count of ten at 1:41 of the round. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Pacific Northwest amateur stand-out Patrick Ferguson (3-0, 3 KOs) will headline a card as a professional for the first time in his young career this Thursday at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana, taking on former world title challenger Rubin Williams (29-28-1, 16 KOs) in the six round main event of Silver Wolf Fight Promotions’ eight bout pro-am show.
Ferguson, who in 2015 claimed the U.S.A National heavyweight title in his hometown of Spokane, Washington, turned pro in April of this year and has racked up three straight wins since, scoring stoppages in all three bouts and winning them all within two rounds. In his last fight Ferguson stopped Pendleton, Oregon’s Justin Milani in the second round. With his last three opponents having a combined experience of five pro fights, though, this upcoming fight will mark a considerable step up in competition for Ferguson. Read the rest of this entry “
A Couple Photos from John Scully’s fourth Official Amateur Boxers Reunion
LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2016 — John “Iceman” Scully sent us these two photos of the Region One amateur boxing team members that attended the 1983 United States Nationals at Colorado Springs.
The next photo was taken at Scully’s fourth Official Amateur Boxers Reunion at the Mohegan Sun Casino on July 23, 2016. As Scully puts it, “The team meets again after 33 years, minus Gauvin and Tyson.” Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair
In an exciting Jr.welterweight fight that capped off Pacific Northwest Professional Boxing Promotions’ inaugural card on Saturday night at Harmony Hall in Olympia, Washington, Moldovan native Piotr Apostol (3-0, 1 KO), now fighting out of Renton, Washington, stopped Portland, Oregon’s Sean Gee (3-4) in the third round.
The action got off to a fast start with both fighters engaging in the center of the ring and slamming each other with vicious shots in close. The early portion of the first was close, but as the round wore on Apostol found a rhythm, taking a half step back as Gee pressed and countering effectively with one-twos, giving him an edge. Read the rest of this entry “