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Coley beats Johnson in Tacoma

by on Mar.20, 2017, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

Coley, at left, works the body.

Coley, at left, works the body.

Hayward, California’s Aaron Coley (14-1-1, 6 KOs) defeated Dashon Johnson (22-21-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, out-working the more experienced journeyman over ten rounds in the middleweight main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 110.

Coley, a southpaw, employed a cautious approach early, working behind his right jab and feinting with his left, seemingly trying to bait his opponent into opening himself up for a counter. Coley slowly started to pick up his output in the second round, finding his comfort level and letting his hand go a bit more often. Coley took clear control of the range and pace of the fight in the third and maintained it through the fourth, working at a distance with a steady stream of jabs, keeping Johnson on the outside and on the end of his punches, unable to get in close enough to do any real damage.  (continue reading…)

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Johnson stops Pinell in 10

by on Jan.24, 2017, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photo by Mike Blair

Johnson, at right, lands on Pinell.

Johnson, at right, lands on Pinell.

Friday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson (22-20-3, 7 KOs) punctuated an entertaining middleweight fight, stopping San Francisco’s Ricardo Pinell (14-3-1, 8 KOs) in the tenth and final round. A right uppercut mid-way through the last round left Pinell wobbly, prompting his corner to step up onto the ring apron, calling an end to the contest. The bout served as the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ 109th installment of the long-running “Battle at the Boat” Series.

Johnson, of Escondido, California, went to work early, going right at Pinell in the first round with an aggressive assault and stunning the southpaw fighter repeatedly before dropping him with an overhand right-left hook combo. Pinell was up at four and did a good job of weathering much of Johnson’s attack as the action continued, but with ten seconds left in the round, Johnson rocked him once again with an overhand right. (continue reading…)

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Johnson Claims Split Decision Over Cardona in Tacoma

by on Jan.19, 2016, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

 

A victorious Johnson holds up his title belts (photo by Mike Blair).

A victorious Johnson holds up his title belts (photo by Mike Blair).

TACOMA, WA — Fighting for the first time since his upset, title winning victory over Mike Gavronski last Novemebr, current WBA-NABA US super middleweight title holder Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson (19-19-3, 6 KOs) secured a split decision win in a ten round non-title bout Friday night, defeating Colorado Springs, Colorado’s Izaak Cardona (14-4, 14 KOs) at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Fighting in the main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 104, Johnson overcame the hard-hitting, long range power of Cardona to take a split decision win

Cardona had a good start to the bout, stalking patiently behind his jab and stepping in with thudding rights and hard hooks to the body . The strength of Cardona, who has scored all of his wins inside the distance, was evident and seemed to put Johnson on the defensive and unwilling to commit to a substantial attack. For the first two rounds Cardona controlled the tempo of the fight, landing often on his shorter opponent.  (continue reading…)

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Johnson Squares Off with Cardona this Friday at the EQC

by on Jan.15, 2016, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

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Current WBA-NABA US Super Middleweight Champion Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson is set to return to the ring this Friday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In his first fight back since his title winning effort against Mike Gavronksi last November, Johnson will headline Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 104, taking on the hard hitting Izaak Cardona in the ten round main event.

A long time journeyman with a wealth of experience against top-tier opposition, Johnson (18-19-3, 6 KOs), of Escondido, California, recently overcame a six fight losing steak, racking up three wins in a row, two of those wins against notable opponents. His successful string began last May when he won a six round unanimous decision over journeyman Chris Aucoin. He followed that up in August with an eight round unanimous decision victory over Mexican prospect Elias Espadas to claim the California State Jr. Middleweight title. His unbeaten run culminated in November when he stopped rising prospect Mike Gavronksi in the eighth round, avenging an earlier defeat to the Tacoma native and laying claim to the 168 lbs WBA-NABA US title. It was a career reviving win for Johnson and one that had eluded him for some time. Johnson will look to add another victory to this recent streak when he faces the hard hitting Cardona. (continue reading…)

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Battle at the Boat Boxing Series to Kick Off 2016 with Special Friday Night Fights

by on Jan.09, 2016, under Boxing News

Special Night, Special Time for Boxing Event on Jan. 15 at the Emerald Queen Casino

 

Battle at the Boat 104

TACOMA, Wash. – The last time Dashon Johnson stepped inside a boxing ring he pulled off an upset by defeating Mike Gavronski for the WBA-NABA United States Super Middleweight championship.

Johnson is hoping the success he found at the end of 2015 will carry over to the New Year as he meets knockout artist Izaak Cardona in the main event at Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 104 on Friday, Jan. 15 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.  (continue reading…)

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