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Smith Pole-Axes Fonfara in TKO Upset; Warren Regains Crown over Payano with Dominant Win

by on Jun.19, 2016, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos by Nabeel Ahmad / Premier Boxing Champions

 

Joe Smith, at left, rocks Andrzej Fanfara.

Joe Smith, at left, rocks Andrzej Fanfara.

CHICAGO, June 18, 2016 — He was a crude banger whose record was built on nobodies, in nothing towns, and across the ring was the established king — a future hall of famer — who’d battered and nearly knocked out Muhammad Ali nearly two years earlier. However, this didn’t stop a young George Foreman from bludgeoning Joe Frazier into submission that night in Kingston, Jamaica in January 1973.

Fast forward to tonight at the UIC Pavilion. Although Joe Smith, Jr. was a well decorated amateur (he won the 2008 New York Golden Gloves with a victory over Seanie Monaghan) he is no George Foreman (who won the Gold Medal at the 1968 Olympics as an amateur), but he’s a heavy handed slugger with a record of 21-1 with 17 knockouts against second rate opposition. Tonight, he’s facing Andrzej Fonfara, an established contender who dropped and went the distance in losing a decision for Adonis Stevenson’s WBC title in May 2014 and stopped the former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in April 2015. This should be a no-brainer.

Only it’s not. (continue reading…)

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Weigh-In Results for Tonight’s Fights at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago

by on Jul.25, 2014, under Boxing News

Roberto Garcia to Face Breidis Prescott; Caleb Truax to ‘Pooh’ Ennis and Notre Dame’s Undefeated Light Heavyweight Mike Lee Returns Home to the Windy City

Scott, at left, and Garcia are fit and ready to rumble tonight!

Scott, at left, and Garcia are fit and ready to rumble tonight!

CHICAGO, July 25, 2014 – In tonight’s night’s 10-round welterweight main event at the UIC Pavilion, Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, takes on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia.

WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, goes against former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) in the co-main event. (continue reading…)

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