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Northwest Prospect Mike Wilson Headlines WhiteDelight Promotions’ First Show April 11th in Medford, Oregon

by on Apr.02, 2015, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Ricardo Ibarra

Whited Light Promtions flyer

The Pacific Northwest’s top cruiserweight prospect “Irish” Mike Wilson will make his long awaited return to the ring in his hometown of Medford, Oregon Saturday, April 11th at the Jackson County Expo. Fighting under the promotional banner of his wife Jennifer Wilson’s newly formed company WhiteDelight Promotions, Wilson will headline a stacked seven bout fight card filled with regional talent in intriguing match-ups. The show will mark the first professional fight card in the Medford Area in over thirty years.

In the eight round main event, the undefeated Wilson will take on fellow unbeaten prospect Derek “Pretty Boy” Williams of Kansas City.  Wilson will be looking to shake off nearly two years of rust when he steps in the ring, having been inactive since August of 2013.  In his last bout he scored an exciting six round unanimous decision victory over Mike Alderete in Canyonville, Oregon. The crafty and always exciting Wilson will look to add his eleventh professional win in front of his hometown fans. His aggressive, fan-friendly style has made him a very popular fighter among aficionados in the region and, as is usually the case when he fights in Oregon, they will predictably come out in droves to support him. He will certainly have his hands full against his heavy-handed opponent. (continue reading…)

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Klimov Edges by Molina on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

by on Jun.10, 2013, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair

 

Klimov, at right, fires the right up the middle at Molina

Klimov, at right, fires the right up the middle at Molina (photo by Mike Blair)

As is the nature in boxing, for the championship hopes of one fighter to be elevated, most often the hopes of another must be stifled. Such was the case last Friday night at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington as undefeated Andrey Klimov defeated the resurging John Molina Jr. via a close ten round majority decision, placing himself in line for a title shot while slowing the progress of the once highly tauted Molina.

In the headline bout of the ESPN Friday Night Fights televised card, Klimovsk, Russia’s Klimov (16-0 8KO’s 137.5 lbs.), and Covina, California’s Molina (25-3 20KO’s 137.5 lbs.) delivered a closely fought, back and forth fight, with both combatants having their moments. Early on in the bout it was Klimov’s jab and quick lateral movement that dictated the pace of the fight. For the first three rounds Klimov moved in and out of the pocket and fired off hard right hands to the chin, tying his opponent up when he got to close. Molina pressed forward, but seemed confused as to how to shorten the gap and stay close enough to do damage. (continue reading…)

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