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Lara Dominates Rodriguez in Marathon 12-Round Win, while Beterbiev Crushes Johnson!

by on Jun.13, 2015, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

 

Lara, at right, slams home a right hook to the chin of Rodriguez (photo by Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

Lara, at right, slams home a right hook to the chin of Rodriguez (photo by Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 — This evening’s festivities at the UIC Pavlion were unwittingly axiomatic in its selection of principals: fighting in the main event for the vacant World Boxing Association’s, the International Boxing Organization’s and the World Super Weight titles, Erislandy Lara employed a style emphasizing deft movement, minimum risk and a calculated offense, and in the co-main event, rising light heavyweight puncher Artur Beterbiev (who’s won all eight of his previous professional fights by knockout) plied an approach favoring raw, unmitigated aggression.  The former style is most famously employed by sports megastar Floyd Mayweather, Jr., whereas the latter is a lynchpin of the popularity of Gennady Golovkin, (widely regarded as the best middleweight on the planet, holding the World Boxing Association Interim World Middleweight, World Boxing Association Super Middleweight, and IBO World Middleweight titles).  Coincidentally, some say that Golovkin is on the cusp of becoming the sport’s pound-for-pound king — a status that has been widely bestowed on Mayweather in recent years.

And tonight in this, the Windy City, which worships the smash mouth football of icons like Brian Urlacher, Mike Ditka and Dick Butkus, there’s no mystery here which style is more popular. (continue reading…)

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Warren-Gallo Ruled ‘No Decision’, Shimmell Pounds Williams in Chi-Town’s ‘Holiday Bash’

by on Dec.13, 2014, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos by Efren Gutierrez

 

Rau'shee Warren, at right, tries to tap gloves with Javier Gallo after dumping him into the ropes in their short-lived bout.

Rau’shee Warren, at right, tries to tap gloves with Javier Gallo after dumping him into the ropes in their short-lived bout.

 

CHICAGO, December 12, 2014 — There were thrills in supporting bouts, but what promised to be a barnburner at the UIC Pavilion ended in a whimper.

Last night’s main event at the UIC Pavilion had scarcely began when a right hook from the undefeated Rau’shee Warren (12-0, 3 knockouts, 117.5 lbs.) deposited the onrushing Javier Gallo (21-10-1, 12 KO’s, 118 lbs.) into the ropes. Righting himself, Gallo resumed the chase. The combatants circled. Unfortunately, before the bout got untracked, about a minute later, their heads slammed together and, blinking, Gallo collapsed. Writhing in pain, he rolled over on his back. Some booing ensued. (continue reading…)

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Weights Are in For Tonight’s ‘Holiday Boxing Bash in Chicago’ at the UIC Pavlion!

by on Dec.12, 2014, under Boxing News

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Weights From Holiday Boxing Bash in Chicago

Rau’shee Warren 117.5 vs. Javier Gallo 118

Patryk Szymanski 156 vs. Gundrick King 155

Jose Felix Quezada 135.5 vs. Marlon Lewis 134.5

Eddie Ramirez 141 vs. Dedrick Bell 141

Ronald Hearns 164 vs. Roberto Ventura 162.5

Jordan Shimmell 195.5 vs. Philip Williams 194.5

Thomas Williams 170.5 vs. Michael Gbenga 171

Robert Easter 134 vs. Angel Hernandez 133.5

Juan Dominguez 123 vs. German Meraz 124.5

Sergiy Derevyanchenko 164 vs. Raul Munoz 161.5

Jamel Herring 134.5 vs. Jose Del Valle 131

Javontae Starks 149.5 vs. Jonathan Garcia 151

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Promoter: Warriors Boxing

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL

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Tickets: Start at $31 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or call: 1-800-745-3000, the Warriors Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740, or visit the UIC Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM). They can also be purchased the night of the event.

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About Warriors Boxing

 

Launched in 2003, Warriors Boxing operates under a simple philosophy-bring the best boxers in the world to fight fans, match them in competitive bouts, and in doing so help re-establish the sport of boxing for a new generation.

 

With a series of successful Pay-Per-View shows and packed houses to its credit, the Warriors business model is working wonders in a sport that was sorely in need of the innovation and energy that the company brings to the table.

 

When it comes down to it though, a promotional company is only as good as the fighters and fights it promotes. Warriors Boxing has delivered on all fronts, with outstanding bouts such as Lara-Molina, Cayo-Peterson, Abraham-Miranda I and II, Miranda-Pavlik, Miranda-Green, Ibragimov-Briggs, Ibragimov-Klitschko, Urango-Hatton, Urango-Bailey, Cayo-Maidana and Ibragimov-Holyfield.

 

For more information on Warriors Boxing, visit their website at www.WarriorsBoxing.com.

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Two Compelling Matchups Added to Ortiz-Berto II Showtime Telecast

by on Jan.30, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Erislandy Lara Returns to Face Ronald Hearns and Gary Russell Jr. Risks Unbeaten Slate Against Dat Nguyen

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 26 — To round out the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing tripleheader headlined by the highly-anticipated rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto, Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment have announced two more high-impact fights from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 11.

In a 10-round junior middleweight showdown before the main event, Cuban star Erislandy Lara returns for the first time since his controversial fight against Paul Williams to battle fellow contender Ronald Hearns. Opening the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing broadcast will be a 10-round featherweight matchup which will see unbeaten Gary Russell Jr., the consensus 2011 “Prospect of the Year” award winner, look to continue his meteoric rise against Dat Nguyen. (continue reading…)

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