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Former Heavyweight Combatants and Champs Holyfield & Bowe and Champs Shake Hands at Mayweather-Maidana GatheringSeptember 20th, 2014
By John “Ice” Scully
By Ricardo Ibarra
A heavily stacked Pro-Am card is slated to take place at the Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs, Oregon Saturday, October 4th. The show, which is being put together by Warm Springs Nation Boxing’s Austin Smith and matchmaker Fred Ryan, will be the first for the fairly new casino and will feature some of the Pacific Northwest’s best up-and-comers.
Boxing has had a long standing tradition in the Warm Springs area with the Warm Springs Nation having had a boxing team dating back to 1948. Their hosting of the legendary Buck Skin Boxing Tournaments in the 70′s and 80′s were known throughout the west coast and helped mold many amateur regional talents. With support from people like Austin Smith, who runs the local boxing team, the area has been rekindling that interest for the sport that was once so prevalent in the area. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photo by Mike Blair
The career of Northwest prospect Virgil Green took yet another set-back this past Saturday at the Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington, albeit in controversial fashion. Headlining the seven bout Patrick Ortiz promoted show, Green came into his fight against Sacramento, California’s Moris Rodriguez looking to defend his Northwest Jr. Welterweight title and add to his three fight win streak . At the end of the night, though, Green left without his title, losing a six round unanimous decision that many at ringside felt he deserved to win.
As the first round got underway both fighters worked their jabs, looking to control the range and measure each other out. Early on Green (8-3 2KOs 140 lbs.) seemed to be getting the best of the jabbing contest with his longer reach and busy pace, but Rodriguez (5-4-1 3KOs 139.5 lbs.) remained resilient, pressing forward, looking to land his power shots in close. Late in the round Rodriguez found his mark, surprising Green with a vicious overhand right to the chin, sending him crashing to the mat. Green got up fairly quickly, but as the bell sounded he looked unsteady on his legs. Read the rest of this entry “
By Christopher Shelton
Courtesy of the Ringside Boxing Show
Believe it or not, prizefighting was a popular sport 3,000 years ago in the Middle East, and, in fact, Jesus Christ, himself, most likely was as familiar with the name of the most-famous boxer of his era as most of us are today with names like Pacquiao, Mayweather, even Ali.
This bit of boxing history could only have been recovered by Christopher James Shelton, the world’s most-eclectic boxing historian. Read the rest of this entry “
By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Mike Blair
Leading up to the 97th installment of the long running Battle at the Boat series at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, the card encountered more problems than are usually the norm. Problems can always be expected when putting on a boxing show, but in this case both the main event and co-feature that had been originally planned fell apart and, with days left for the event to take place, the Halquist Productions team was left scrambling to pull together an acceptable main event. I
t came down to the wire, but on Wednesday night they pulled it together with what on paper looked like a very interesting match-up between a seasoned journeyman and an up and coming young prospect. In the ten round headline bout crafty once beaten prospect Louis Rose (11-1-1 3KO’s 168 lbs.) took on the highly experienced Dashon Johnson (15-16-3 5KO’s 167 lbs.). Read the rest of this entry “