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Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame: 2015 Inductees to be Honored at 1st Annual Banquet on Nov. 14th!

by on Oct.31, 2015, under Boxing News

Former WBC Lightweight Champion, David Diaz, seen here at left versus Manny Paquiao, will be among those honored at the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet on November 14th (photo by Tom Barnes-TOMBA Images).

Former WBC Lightweight Champion, David Diaz, seen here at left versus Manny Paquiao, will be among those honored at the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet on November 14th (photo by Tom Barnes-TOMBA Images).

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I have just been informed that this event is SOLD OUT.

CHICAGO —  Mike McNamara, the Director of the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame, has announced the Hall’s 2015 class of inductees, whom will be read into the Hall Saturday November 14 at the Hall’s First Annual Banquet and Ceremony at Abbington Banquets, 3S002 IL-53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 near Butterfield Road and Route 53.

The Hall, in its first year, is an outgrowth of the successful 12-year-old Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame. McNamara, an accomplished kickboxer, tournament fighter, and trainer of former ISKA World Cruiserweight Kickboxing Champion Rob Salazar, is also Director of the Martial Arts Hall. (continue reading…)

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PHOTOS: ‘In Harm’s Way’ Weigh-in Photos and Weights

by on Dec.04, 2010, under Press Releases

donaire_sidorenko20weighin20101203_001a(L-R) Two-time world champion Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire and Wladimiro Sidorenko of the Ukraineweigh in (Donaire 118 lb ,Sidorenko 117.6lb) for their upcoming double main event fight on Top Rank’s  “In Harms Way” to be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim,Ca. on Saturday,December 4 and broadcast live on Pay Per View. — Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank, copyright 2010

soto_antillon20weighin20101203_001aANAHEIM, CA, December 3, 2010 – (L-R)  WBC Lightweight Champion Humberto Soto of Mexico and Urbano Antillon weigh in (Soto 134.8 lb, Antillon 135.2 lb) for their upcoming double main event fight on Top Rank’s  “In Harms Way” to be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim,Ca. on Saturday,December 4 and broadcast live on Pay Per View. — Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank, copyright 2010 (continue reading…)

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Lee Halts Walker, Novikov Outpoints Perez at UIC

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos by Belle

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CHICAGO, September 17, 2010 – An estimated 2,000 fans cheered.  Tonight, Ireland by way of Detroit, Michigan’s Andy Lee (162 lbs., 22-1, 16 KO’s) showed flashes of brilliance and took another step closer to the upper echelons of boxing, as he halted Chicago’s rugged Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-4-2, 12 KO’s) at the UIC Pavilion.    

Wearing the red Kronk boxing trunks trimmed in gold and trained by the Kronk legendary trainer, Emmanuel Stewart – the one who seems to specialize in redeeming taller, standup European boxers like Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko – Lee towered over the ebony hued Walker who stalked around the ring in white with black trim, sporting the initials “OIM” (One in a Million Boxing of Merrillville, Indiana).   (continue reading…)

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Juan C. Ayllon’s Photos from David Diaz’s Training for Saturday’s Bid for Vacant WBC Lightweight Crown vs. Humberto Soto

by on Mar.12, 2010, under Boxing News

David Diaz (below) tosses up a medicine ball to trainer Mike Garcia in preparation for his fight versus Humberto Soto this Saturday night for the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title versus Humberto Soto.  They will fight on the same card as Manny Pacquiao vs. Emmanuel Clottey.

David Diaz (below) tosses up a medicine ball to trainer Mike Garcia in preparation for his fight versus Humberto Soto this Saturday night for the Vacant WBC Lightweight Title versus Humberto Soto. They will fight on the same card as Manny Pacquiao vs. Emmanuel Clottey.

CHICAGO, IL — In preparation for his upcoming bout versus Humberto Soto for the Vacant World Boxing Council Lightweight championship of the world, David Diaz held court at JABB Boxing Gym last week.  His fight will be one of the featured bouts on Saturday, March 13, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the main event will be Manny Pacquiao vs. Emmanuel Clottey in the main event.  Portions of the show will be broadcast on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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