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Weigh-In Results for Tonight’s ESPN’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ in Chicago

by on Feb.01, 2013, under Boxing News

Carlos Molina (left) and Cory Spinks at last night's weigh-in

Carlos Molina (left) and Cory Spinks at last night’s weigh-in

 ”This show is indicative of the ever-increasing quality of Friday Night Fights broadcasts. It’s every bit as good as or better than the average Showtime or HBO boxing show. This is just a terrific event from top to bottom.” — Teddy Singleton of Don King Productions

 Carlos Molina 153.4 vs. Cory Spinks 153.2

Antwone Smith 155.6 vs. Jose Luis Castillo 151.8

 Artur Szpilka 230.8 vs. Mike Mollo 231.6

 Don George 164.4 vs. James Cook 161.8

 Mike Jimenez 167.8 vs. Jordan Brown 167.8

 Jaime Herrera 146.8 vs. Marlon Smith 146.2

 Jimmy Murphy 145.4 vs. Aloric Carson 150.2

 Sergio Montes de Oca 126.2 vs. Antoine Knight 127

 Junior Anthony Wright 197.6 vs. Tim Johnson 203.8 (continue reading…)

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Cherry Overpowers Martinez, Granados Flattens Guevara in Cicero!

by on Apr.15, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon
Photos by Belle Ayllon
Cherry (right) bounces a hard right off the chin of Martinez.

Cherry (right) bounces a hard right off the chin of Martinez.

CICERO, Ill., April 14, 2012 – It took all ten rounds to do it, but tonight, Wauchula, Florida’s Edner “The Cherry Bomb” Cherry (132 lbs., 29-6-2, 16 KO’s) overcame the guile and awkward punching of Chicago’s gutsy – and slippery – Juan Carlos Martinez, whose spotty record of 18-13-1 and four knockouts belies a penchant for tackling top flight competition nearly every time out.

Martinez, the local spoiler, receives loud cheers from the crowd (perhaps 1,000 strong, most of whom are working class Mexicans) upon entering the ring, while loud boos overwhelm scattered applause greeting Cherry. Clearly, Martinez is fit, but ordinary-looking and smaller, whereas Cherry’s upper body packs muscles that seem hewn from dark mahogany. (continue reading…)

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