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Northwest Prospect Mike Wilson Headlines WhiteDelight Promotions’ First Show April 11th in Medford, Oregon

by on Apr.02, 2015, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Ricardo Ibarra

Whited Light Promtions flyer

The Pacific Northwest’s top cruiserweight prospect “Irish” Mike Wilson will make his long awaited return to the ring in his hometown of Medford, Oregon Saturday, April 11th at the Jackson County Expo. Fighting under the promotional banner of his wife Jennifer Wilson’s newly formed company WhiteDelight Promotions, Wilson will headline a stacked seven bout fight card filled with regional talent in intriguing match-ups. The show will mark the first professional fight card in the Medford Area in over thirty years.

In the eight round main event, the undefeated Wilson will take on fellow unbeaten prospect Derek “Pretty Boy” Williams of Kansas City.  Wilson will be looking to shake off nearly two years of rust when he steps in the ring, having been inactive since August of 2013.  In his last bout he scored an exciting six round unanimous decision victory over Mike Alderete in Canyonville, Oregon. The crafty and always exciting Wilson will look to add his eleventh professional win in front of his hometown fans. His aggressive, fan-friendly style has made him a very popular fighter among aficionados in the region and, as is usually the case when he fights in Oregon, they will predictably come out in droves to support him. He will certainly have his hands full against his heavy-handed opponent. (continue reading…)

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Golovkin Levels Rubio with a Left Hook in West Coast Debut!

by on Oct.20, 2014, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Christopher Morgan


Golovkin emerges victorious.

Golovkin emerges victorious.


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…)

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Stivens Bujaj Impresses in Tacoma, Stops Barragan in Seven To Claim Cruiserweight WBC USNBC Title

by on Mar.24, 2014, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

Bujaj lands a right on Barragan.

Bujaj lands a right on Barragan.


TACOMA, WA — Undefeated cruiserweight prospect Stivens Bujaj kept his perfect record intact last Saturday night, claiming the WBC USNBC Cruiserweight title and impressing Northwest fight fans with a resounding seventh round TKO over the durable Victor Barragan at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Headlining Brian Halquist Productions’ 95th installment of the Battle at the Boat, the former amateur standout put on a methodical, patient exhibition, displaying a solid set of boxing skills while battering his opponent en route to the stoppage.

New York City’s Bujaj (12-0 9KO’s 196.5 lbs.) took a measured approach early on in the bout, choosing to lay back and allow his opponent to press the fight while he measured what Barragan (12-8 3KO’s 192.5 lbs.) would bring to the table. In the second round Bujaj began to step up his work rate, countering with greater regularity and finding his mark with hard left hooks in close. (continue reading…)

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Good boxer

by on Dec.27, 2013, under CBZ Columnists


I am enquiring to see if you know of any good boxers looking for a Agent?

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‘The Sweeter Science: A Look at Women’s Boxing’ Now Available in e-Book Format on &!

by on Mar.14, 2013, under CBZ Columnists


NEW YORK – Now available in eBook format for the Kindle and Nook, The Sweeter Science: A Look at Women’s Boxing takes readers inside this often unappreciated aspect of the sport.

Featuring a collection of stories by award-winning boxing writer Thomas Gerbasi compiled from 1998 to the present, this book featuring profiles of Christy Martin, Laila Ali, Lucia Rijker, Mia St. John, and Holly Holm, along with in-depth features on some of the most compelling athletes you may have never heard of. (continue reading…)

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