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Adama Dominates Hernandez & Wins Crown, Estrada Stops Gonzalez

by on Dec.18, 2010, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos by Belle

Adama (left) fires a looping right as he and Hernandez mix it up in a thrilling bout.

Adama (left) fires a looping right as he and Hernandez mix it up in a thrilling bout.

CHICAGO, December 17, 2010 – The last time Osumanu Adama fought here at the UIC Pavilion, he lost a very close decision to hometown favorite Donovan “Da Bomb” George.  This time, it wasn’t close, as he took on rugged, but faded middleweight veteran Angel “El Torro” Hernandez in a scintillating 12 round battle.

Hailing from Accra, Ghana but now based out of Joliet, Illinois’ Osumanu Adama (159.5 lbs., 17-2, 13 KO’s) faced in Chicago’s Angel “El Torro” Hernandez a grizzled, face-first slugging veteran who had gone the distance with the once vaunted and oft-avoided Ronald “Winky” Wright fighting for the latter’s International Boxing Federation Junior Middleweight title.  But that was in November 2003, some eight years and six pounds lighter ago.  He’d developed a bit of a reputation as a dangerous, plodding but sometimes erratic spoiler, erasing the “0” for then undefeated middleweight prospect Louis Turner in October 2007 and more recently garnering a unanimous decision over rising celebrity’s son prospect James McGirt in January 2009, yet he was stopped in yet another war against Peter Manfredo, Jr. for the vacant International Boxing Organization’s middleweight title in May.  (continue reading…)

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Adrian Granados: ‘I Want to be a Big Name Out of Chicago!’

by on Dec.17, 2010, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

Granados (right) attacks Titsworth.  Photo by Belle (Juan Ayllon's fiance).

Granados (right) attacks Titsworth. Photo by Belle (Juan Ayllon's fiance).

By Juan C. Ayllon

 “Touch him, touch him, touch him!” shouted the cornerman of Omaha, Nebraska’s Trent Titsworth, an ungainly, stork like fighter who stood a good head taller than the hard punching hometown favorite, Adrian Granados.  It was September 17, 2010 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.  But, touch him, he hardly did – so great was his respect for the power of Granados, who helped prepare world champion Juan Manuel Marquez for his devastating knockout victory over Juan Diaz for the vacant WBO Lightweight title in February 2009.  Instead, he held his gloves tightly to his chin and keeping his elbows tucked close to his sides as Granados banged away for the greater balance of that first round.  Titsworth landed one sneaky right up the middle midway through the second, revealing his strategy:  Try to smother and frustrate Granados into making a careless mistake.  However, a Granados right drilled between the gloves near rounds end shook him up.  Moments later, the bell gave the beleaguered fighter momentary reprieve.  

Granados rocked Titsworth in the third with a right to the chin.  Shouts of “Adrian!  Adrian!” from the stand buoyed his efforts as he punished Titsworth for the remaining 30 seconds of the round. (continue reading…)

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Photos Up from Derrick Findley vs. Miguel Hernandez

by on May.25, 2010, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

Findley (right) attacks Hernandez

Findley (right) attacks Hernandez

Sorry for the long delay, but you can view some of Dan Royle’s Photos from Derrick Findley vs. Miguel Hernandez’ fight at the Hammond, Indiana’s Civic Center.  Click on the link below for some photos from that event:

http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/blog/?p=5546#more-5546

 

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Derrick Findley Stops Miguel Hernandez in Hammond

by on May.08, 2010, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos by Daniel Royle

Findley (right) attacks Hernandez

Findley (right) attacks Hernandez

HAMMOND, IN – Built like a 5’ 7” ebony-hued bullfrog on steroids, Indiana super middleweight boxer fights with the subtlety of a blacksmith slamming his hammer down on an iron horseshoe, bludgeoning foes with brute, thudding force with a little science thrown in.

And thus before a lively crowd at the Hammond Civic Center, he dispatched fellow Chicagoan Miguel Hernandez in a rematch of a bout he’d won unanimously in May 2008.

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Paulie Malignaggi Gets Sweet Revenge, Wins NABO Crown in Chicago

by on Dec.13, 2009, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

Photos by Tom Glunz* 

M(right) unloads an uppercut on the chin of Diaz as referee Genaro Rodriguez looks on

Malignaggi (right) unloads an uppercut on the chin of Diaz as referee Genaro Rodriguez looks on

CHICAGO, December 12, 2009 – The clamor of an estimated 4,600 fans at the UIC Pavilion was so loud tonight that one couldn’t hear the winner’s post-fight interview with HBO’s Max Kellerman.  Even in the face of a decisive points win, the volatile chemistry generated in the wake of the rematch between Paulie Malignaggi and NABO Light Welterweight champion Juan Diaz took on a life of its own.  It was as if the crowd did not want this “magic” night to end. 

In August, Diaz had won a controversial unanimous decision over Malignaggi for the vacant NABO Light Welterweight title, one that sparked cries of robbery worldwide.   

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