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. (continue reading…)
GOLOVKIN 165, BROOK 176
Golovkin Photo/Courtesy K2 Promotions
Brook Photo/Courtesy Matchroom Boxing
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA and FUERTEVENTURA, SPAIN, August 10, 2016 – Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (35-0, 32 KO’s) and Undefeated British Boxing Star and Welterweight World Champion “The Special One” Kell Brook, (36-0, 25KO’s) have both weighed in within the World Boxing Council’s (‘WBC’) required 30-day limits heading into their highly anticipated international showdown at The O2 on Saturday, September 10 in London, England.
From his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, Golovkin, holder of the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO Middleweight World Titles weighed in at 165lbs. while IBF Welterweight World Champion Brook tipped the scales at 176lbs. from his training camp in Fuerteventura, Spain. (continue reading…)
MASHANTUCKET, CT – Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, returns Thursday night, September 1, to the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Lightweight prospects Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs) and “Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1, 2 KOs) will throw-down in the eight-round main event.
“Foxwoods has become a terrific venue for Broadway Boxing and I am thrilled to deliver this lightweight crossroads battle between two once-beaten prospects as the main event,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Cowart fought well in his ShoBox appearance last year, but he will be returning to his natural weight class on September 1. Moving past his hometown confines for only the second time as a pro, we will see if DeLomba is ready to elevate his career to the world stage.” (continue reading…)
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. (continue reading…)
Totowa, NJ – Main Events deepens its already stacked stable with the addition of former professional kickboxing sensation Enriko Gogokhia (1-0, 1 KO). The 25-year old from Ukraine made his professional boxing debut at super welterweight in June of this year with a second round knockout of Steven Chad McKinney in El Monte, California.
As a kickboxer Gogokhia was a Muay Thai-style fighter. His professional career record as was 42-7, 21 KOs*. During his kickboxing career he acquired several accolades. In 2012 he won the WKF World Title and the Tatneft Arena World Cup. Then in 2015 he was a Kunlun Fight World Championship Finalist and won the W5 Intercontinental Championship belt. After nearly six years as a professional kickboxer he has decided to make the transition to boxing. (continue reading…)