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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman Rides Out the Storm and Looks Ahead

by on Dec.28, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Thurman (left) lands a damaging left hook to the head of Quintana (photo courtesy of espndeportes.espn.go.com)

Thurman (left) lands a damaging left hook to the head of Quintana (photo courtesy of espndeportes.espn.go.com)

CLEARWATER, FL, December 26, 2012 – Going into his step-up bout against Carlos Quintana, insiders said that this was a 50-50 proposition at best.  It was November 24, 2012  The venue was the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California, and their bout was being televised by HBO.  Possessing a record of 29 wins, three losses and 23 knockouts, Quintana handed Joel Julio and Paul Williams, who were 27-0 and 33-0, respectively, their first losses and won the WBO Welterweight title in the latter bout.  Williams regained his championship with a first round blowout four months later in June 2008, and subsequently WBC Welterweight champ Andre Berto halted Quintana in April 2010.  Now 36, Quintana – who’d also been stopped by Miguel Cotto in 2006 – was being kicked to the curb.  Thus, it came as some surprise when he stopped the hard-punching 27 year-old contender Deandre Latimore in May.

Thurman had a stellar amateur career (posting 101 wins, 76 KO’s, six National Championships and a loss to Demetrius Andrade at the 2008 US Olympic Trials that netted him the Silver Medal), yet he remained largely untested as  a professional with at 18-0 with 17 knockouts.  Trained by Ronald “Winky” Wright’s former trainer, Dan Birmingham, he’s looking promising.  In a televised bout in July, he stopped Orlando Lora (29-2-2, 19 KO’s), a battler who’d been halted only once by rugged contender “King” David Estrada in 2010 and went the distance when he lost to current WBA Welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi in November 2011.  Nevertheless, in Carlos Quintana, Thurman faces a much steeper challenge. (continue reading…)

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‘King’ David Estrada’s Final Words to the Late Angelo Dundee

by on Feb.06, 2012, under Boxing News

By “King” David Estrada
The late, great trainer, Mr. Angelo Dundee (right), seen here sharing a happy moment with "King" David Estrada

The late, great trainer, Mr. Angelo Dundee (right), seen here sharing a happy moment with "King" David Estrada

Angelo, it has been a few days since you left the world, and the past few days been a struggle for me accepting this. I know you’re in a better place and I’m happy for you, but I wish I had the chance to give you one last hug, hear you crack a joke, or even have you smack me to wake me up in the fight. I had big plans for us, I wanted to get back in contention and get a big TV fight so I could have you work my corner. I wanted to finish what we started, but I guess God had other plans for you. (continue reading…)

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Chicago Fight Night This Friday on GFL

by on Mar.24, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Three title fights highlight thrilling night of action

CHICAGO / NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 — This Friday night from Hanging Gardens in River Grove, Illinois just outside Chicago, Cynthia Tolaymat’s CFC Promotions presents a boxing card that will feature three title fights and all the action can be seen LIVE on GFL.tv Friday, March 25 at 5:30PM EST.

The fight card can be ordered for just $9.99 by clicking:  http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Chicago_Fight_Night__3_World_Titles_One_Night/991

Osumanu Adama will take on Marcus Upshaw in a twelve round bout for the IBO Intercontinental Middleweight title. (continue reading…)

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Undercard Photos Now Up from December 17th UIC Pavilion Fights in Chicago

by on Dec.18, 2010, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

Davis (left) steps back from a Williams right to the body.

Davis (left) steps back from a Williams right to the body.

The rest of Friday’s UIC Pavilion fight coverage report and photos b Juan C. Ayllon and his fiance, Belle, are now up!  Check them out at the following link:

http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/blog/?p=7777#more-7777

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Adama Dominates Hernandez & Wins Crown, Estrada Stops Gonzalez

by on Dec.18, 2010, under Boxing News, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos by Belle

Adama (left) fires a looping right as he and Hernandez mix it up in a thrilling bout.

Adama (left) fires a looping right as he and Hernandez mix it up in a thrilling bout.

CHICAGO, December 17, 2010 – The last time Osumanu Adama fought here at the UIC Pavilion, he lost a very close decision to hometown favorite Donovan “Da Bomb” George.  This time, it wasn’t close, as he took on rugged, but faded middleweight veteran Angel “El Torro” Hernandez in a scintillating 12 round battle.

Hailing from Accra, Ghana but now based out of Joliet, Illinois’ Osumanu Adama (159.5 lbs., 17-2, 13 KO’s) faced in Chicago’s Angel “El Torro” Hernandez a grizzled, face-first slugging veteran who had gone the distance with the once vaunted and oft-avoided Ronald “Winky” Wright fighting for the latter’s International Boxing Federation Junior Middleweight title.  But that was in November 2003, some eight years and six pounds lighter ago.  He’d developed a bit of a reputation as a dangerous, plodding but sometimes erratic spoiler, erasing the “0” for then undefeated middleweight prospect Louis Turner in October 2007 and more recently garnering a unanimous decision over rising celebrity’s son prospect James McGirt in January 2009, yet he was stopped in yet another war against Peter Manfredo, Jr. for the vacant International Boxing Organization’s middleweight title in May.  (continue reading…)

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