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Smith Pole-Axes Fonfara in TKO Upset; Warren Regains Crown over Payano with Dominant Win

by on Jun.19, 2016, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos by Nabeel Ahmad / Premier Boxing Champions

 

Joe Smith, at left, rocks Andrzej Fanfara.

Joe Smith, at left, rocks Andrzej Fanfara.

CHICAGO, June 18, 2016 — He was a crude banger whose record was built on nobodies, in nothing towns, and across the ring was the established king — a future hall of famer — who’d battered and nearly knocked out Muhammad Ali nearly two years earlier. However, this didn’t stop a young George Foreman from bludgeoning Joe Frazier into submission that night in Kingston, Jamaica in January 1973.

Fast forward to tonight at the UIC Pavilion. Although Joe Smith, Jr. was a well decorated amateur (he won the 2008 New York Golden Gloves with a victory over Seanie Monaghan) he is no George Foreman (who won the Gold Medal at the 1968 Olympics as an amateur), but he’s a heavy handed slugger with a record of 21-1 with 17 knockouts against second rate opposition. Tonight, he’s facing Andrzej Fonfara, an established contender who dropped and went the distance in losing a decision for Adonis Stevenson’s WBC title in May 2014 and stopped the former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in April 2015. This should be a no-brainer.

Only it’s not. (continue reading…)

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Amanda Serrano to Headline this Saturday Night at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens

by on Jun.28, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

QUEENS, NY, June 27, 2013 — Professional Boxing returns this Saturday night to the Resorts World Casino New York City as New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing & W.O.N Promotions present another great night of boxing featuring a host of local prospects from the New York metropolitan area.

In the main event, current UBF world champion, Amanda Serrano will take on Dominga Oliva in a six round Women’s Featherweight bout. Serrano of Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York has an outstanding mark of 17-1-1 with 12 wins coming by way of knockout. Serrano began her career with a 12-0-1 record, which included big wins over undefeated Christina Ruiz and Nydia Feliciano, as well as capturing the NABF with a 1st round knockout over Jennifer Scott. Serrano also captured the IBF Featherweight title with a 2nd round stoppage over Kimberly Connor. After suffering her only defeat to undefeated Frida Wallberg in Wallberg’s home country of Sweden, Serrano bounced back, notching another three consecutive 1st round knockouts with the latest being on February 16th over Wanda Pena Ozuna in the Dominican Republic. (continue reading…)

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