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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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Unbeaten Shawn Porter and Former World Champion Julio Diaz II to Headline “The One: Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Week Card on Thursday, September 12 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

by on Aug.25, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Fights to Be Televised Live on Fox Sports 2 & Fox Deportes

Plus, Badou Jack vs. Marco Antonio Periban and Julian Williams vs. Hugo Centeno Jr. Tickets on Sale Now!

LAS VEGAS, NV, August 22, 2013 — It’s boxing’s biggest week, an opportunity for the stars of entertainment and sports to descend on Las Vegas for “THE” fight of 2013, the championship showdown between unbeaten icons Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. However, before the world turns its eyes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena to watch these two warriors collide Saturday, Sept. 14, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions kick off festivities two days earlier, on Thursday, Sept. 12, with a special three-and-a-half hour, action-packed broadcast on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Deportes from MGM Grand Las Vegas’ Premier Ballroom.

It’s the rematch fight fans have demanded, as unbeaten Shawn “Showtime” Porter faces former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz in the 10-round welterweight bout as the main event of the tripleheader. The co-featured bout showcases Las Vegas up and comer Badou Jack as he takes on Mexico’s Marco Antonio Periban and in the opener boxing’s top prospects Julian “J-Rock” Williams faces Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. in a 10-round junior middleweight clash. (continue reading…)

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Unbeatens Ronny Rios and Hugo Centeno to Co-Headline ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ Event on April at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA

by on Mar.29, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Tickets Starting At $30 On Sale Now!

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 28, 2012 – World-class professional boxing returns to The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 7, when hot undefeated prospects Ronny Rios and Hugo Centeno look to entertain local fight fans in co-featured bouts on TeleFutura’s hit series “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.”

Santa Ana junior lightweight Rios will face an opponent to be determined in an eight round fight, while Oxnard junior middleweight Centeno will take on Gerardo Prieto in an eight round match-up. (continue reading…)

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Unbeaten Hugo Centeno Featured on “Fight Night Club” Season Finale on Dec. 1 at Club Nokia at L.A. Live

by on Nov.22, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 21, 2011 — After another exciting season at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia, Golden Boy Promotions and AEG’s “Fight Night Club” will close out its 2011 campaign on Thursday, December 1 with another show to remember, this one featuring Oxnard sensation Hugo Centeno Jr. in the main event bout against David Lopez.

Also in action will be junior welterweight Luis Mora (1-0, 1 KO) and debuting welterweight Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman of Los Angeles, Montebello junior lightweight Santiago Guevara and debuting Florida middleweight Daquan Arnett. (continue reading…)

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