Golovkin vs. Rubio Watched by 1,304,000 Viewers for 2nd Most-Watched Premium Cable Boxing Event of 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 21, 2014 — In addition to breaking all attendance records this Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, the acclaimed outdoor Southern California boxing venue, boxing fastest rising star, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN also scored big in the TV ratings. His HBO televised second round knockout of MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO was watched by 1,304,000 viewers, making it the second highest viewed premium cable-boxing event of 2014. HBO will air the replay of the exciting doubleheader tonight at 1:05 A.M. ET/PT.
This marks a 33% increase for Golovkin from his extraordinary third round stoppage of Daniel Geale on July 26th at Madison Square Garden, also telecast on HBO. (continue reading…)
PROVIDENCE, RI – One of the most highly-anticipated fight cards of 2014 has a little bit of something for every boxing fan, from a world title fight to the long-overdue return of an undefeated fan-favorite.
The title, “Winner Take All,” is fitting considering the winner of the Shelito Vincent-Jackie Trivilino in the 10-round main event Friday, Nov. 7th ,2014 at Twin River Casino will take home the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) female super bantamweight world title.
There’s more. Angel Camacho Jr., the undefeated super middleweight from Johnston, R.I., returns for the first time in more than three years in a tough test against hard-hitting veteran Tylon Burris of Hartford, Conn., a fight that could steal the thunder from the main event.
“What a fight card!” said CES president Jimmy Burchfield Sr. “This is the best of both worlds. With Vincent and Trivlino, you have two of the best in women’s boxing, plus a tremendous comeback story with Angel Camacho Jr., and a rematch between two great young fighters we’ve all been dying to see.
“You’re also getting another glimpse of the rising stars of New England, the future of boxing, before we close the curtain on another successful fight season at the beautiful Twin River Casino. No real fight fan should miss this event.”
“Winner Take All” is an all-ages show. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $40, $100 and $126 (VIP) and can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com, at the Twin River Box Office or by phone at 401-724-2253/2254. Doors open at 6 and the first bout begins at 7 p.m. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
A fight more than a year in the making, Vincent-Trivilino promises to deliver non-stop action, similar to Vincent’s bout against the gritty Angel Gladney in May of 2013, a fight in which both sides traded blows for eight full rounds. Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO), of Plattsburgh, N.Y., is an offensive-minded who comes forward, doesn’t mind taking punishment in order to dish it out and will challenge anyone anywhere at any given time.
Through the years, Trivilino has faced some of the best in women’s boxing, including former World Boxing Council (WBC) female super bantamweight champ Alicia Ashley, former International Women’s Boxing Federation (IWBF) and Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) super featherweight world champion Ronica Jeffrey and Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy, currently ranked No. 7 in the WBC.
Vincent (12-0, 1 KO), herself a former WIBA title-holder now ranked No. 4 in the WBC, is aiming for her second world championship in what will be her toughest to date. Vincent defeated Gladney for the WIBA title more than a year ago by unanimous, winning at least seven of the eight rounds on all three scorecards.
“Winner Take All” also features the return of Camacho Jr., who last fought in 2011 when he ended a three-year layoff with a win over fellow Rhode Islander Keith Kozlin and only has one fight on his resume since 2008. Burris is no pushover. The rangy, 6-foot-1 veteran will be making his third appearance at Twin River, returning for the first time since May of 2013 when he fought six hard rounds with middleweight prospect Thomas Falowo. Burris’ biggest win is a knockout victory over the previously unbeaten Kevin Cobbs, which remains Cobbs’ only defeat in 10 pro fights.
As Burchfield noted, “Winner Take All” also features the future of New England boxing, including New Bedford, Mass., prospects Ray Oliveira Jr. and Scott Sullivan, Worcester, Mass., light middleweight Khiary Gray-Pitts (2-0, 1 KO) and undefeated welterweight Nick DeLomba of Cranston, R.I., all of whom will be featured in separate bouts, along with the Rhode Island debut of lightweight prospect Joey Tiberi Jr. of Newark, Del.
With family in Rhode Island, the Italian-American Tiberi Jr. (12-2, 6 KOs) figures to be a hit among the loyal fight fans at Twin River. He’ll face the dangerous Chazz McDowell (6-5-1, 1 KO) of Yonkers, N.Y., in a six-round bout. McDowell is a familiar face in the northeast after challenging Connecticut’s Chip Perez in an eight-round bout in 2012. The record of McDowell’s last five opponents is 50-2-2, including the unbeaten Amos Cowart, whom McDowell fought to a draw in August of 2013. Tiberi Jr.’s rise in the lightweight division is highlighted by a 10-fight win streak between 2011 and 2014.
After winning their pro debuts in September, Oliveira Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) and Sullivan (1-0, 1 KO), both protégés of former world-title challenger Ray Oliveira Sr., are back at it on November 7th. Sullivan faces unbeaten lightweight Oscar Bonilla (2-0-1) of New Haven, Conn., while Oliveira Jr. takes on 6-foot-3 super middleweight Mike Rodriguez (0-1), an accomplished amateur from Springfield, Mass., who also debuted at Twin River last year when he faced Rhode Island’s KJ Harrison-Lombardi.
“Winner Take All” also features the return of Warwick, R.I., super middleweight and Air Force veteran Zack Christy (1-0), who also debuted in September, in a four-round bout against Springfield’s Pedro Joquin (0-1). Born in Rhode Island, Christy now lives and trains in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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By John “Iceman” Scully
For the my third interview in what I hope will be an endless stream, I have decided to go back and touch base with a decorated amateur peer of mine from the late 1980′s.
Ron Simms, representing the United States Air Force (via Washington, D.C.), competed in at least two tournaments that I did (the 1988 U.S. Championships and the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials). Ron also qualified for the 1995 Pan-Am Games after defeating two top rated Americans, Shane Shwartz and Dana Rucker. Ron proudly represented the United States Air Force and the United States of America on his way to capturing a bronze medal at 165 pounds after winning two bouts before losing in the semis to the awesome two-time Cuban Olympic Gold medalist, Ariel Hernandez. (continue reading…)
By Christopher Morgan
CARSON, CA, October, 18, 2014 — Boxing fans in Southern California were treated to a brief flash of boxing’s premier knockout star, Gennady Golovkin, as he walked through and demolished the normally durable Marco Antonio Rubio one minute into the second round. A hard left hook from Golovkin blinded Rubio, who never saw the follow up right uppercut that staggered him into the ropes defenseless, allowing Golovkin to put all of his body weight into the fight ending left hook that bounced off of Rubio’s temple, dumping him flat on his back. Rubio attempted to beat the count, but it was obvious he didn’t want to get hit like that again, as he rose slightly late and was counted out.
Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51 Kos), or Rubio as I will refer to him from here on out, enters the ring first with modest applause despite hailing from Torreon, Mexico. Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, of Karaganda, Kazakhstan (30-0, 27 Kos), or as he is known among media and fans as “GGG” or “Triple G”, has the crowd in a frenzy of excitement as he commences with his ring entrance — and what an entrance it is! Unlike most ring walks where one standard lane is used by all fighters in a straight line, GGG makes a complete circle around the entire arena allowing fans in all corners to catch a glimpse of the rising legend. Brilliant blue Kazakh flags can be seen sprinkled throughout the arena. (continue reading…)