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06-13-2005, 11:10 AM
Im back with my reports on the raging Armenians.
Yuri Barashyan 17-2 11 kos beat Sam Reese in Vegas over the Weekend at LH, and Steve McGuire won 59-56 in a bout with Varuzhan Davtyan of Armenia at LH also.

Arthur Abraham Armenias middleweight hopeful and punching sensation takes on Howard Eastman of England in Germany in a title shot eliminator of sorts. Hope Abraham isnt being rushed.

Also keep a eye on 5 ft 1 inch Suzy Kenteryan of Germany, undefeated and every inch the tiger! Cute too.

06-16-2005, 12:37 AM
wasent the kid who knocked out david jackson in the first round armenian.....
alex viramontes
anyone know anything about this kid...???

06-21-2005, 01:41 PM
Baby, I dont think hes Armenian as he doesnt have a Armenian name. Maybe hes half Armenian as I am.
Hamlet Petrosyan lost his bout in France to the fighter named Zam Zam, BUT Arshak TerMelikseteyan won by a first round ko over Eddie Sanchez in Redding Cali to win some sort of belt. This kid has all the promise to become one of boxings best pure punchers and hes moving along now gaining confidence. Rangy, a Bob Foster type. Lets see and Im hoping for big things.

06-29-2005, 06:02 AM
German-based Armenian middleweight Koren Gevor won by TD in Cruxhaven, Germany last night. He is a squat, powerful fighter who will probably do quite well at European level, but probably isn't quite good enough to make it to the very top.

On the undercard two other impressive young fighers - Frenchman Willy Blain and 19 year old Russian heavyweight Denis Roystov - also won in convincing fashion. The latter is definitely a name to watch out for in future, I think.

06-29-2005, 09:28 AM
Thanks for that my brother and thanks for the report on him. I saw the result and was gonna comment. I trust what you say about him, but still its good to see these guys compete and win. How about Abraham the middle who is fighting Eastman? Has he the goods?

07-01-2005, 04:52 AM
I haven't seen Abraham fight yet, but his record suggests that he is very powerful, so I'd say he has a decent chance. It won't be an easy fight for him though. Eastman is still a very good fighter at this level, and will be looking for put himself in position for another crack at a world title. Should be very interesting.

Also, a correction to my previous post: the young Russian heavyweight I mentioned is actually called Denis Boytsov. Could be one to watch.

07-05-2005, 12:33 PM
Armenian female jr flyweight tiger Susie Kentikian won by a 2nd round tko over Simone Pencakova in Hamburg. Saw a film of Susie and she is something else. I think shed be a smash here in the states.
Also flyweight champ Vic Darchinyan defends his title in Sydney vs Jair Jimenez 22-4 16 kos on 7-27. Good luck Vic!

07-18-2005, 01:06 PM
Hey Arthur Abraham won his big test with Howard Eastman and won it pretty impressively. Hes a top contender now. Also Arshak the Shark TerMeliksetaian won on Friday night in a off the tube bout to keep his career going. And a nifty boxing bantemweight named Koren Haratunian won big the other night and according to Joe Rein who happens to be just about the best boxing writer on the planet, hes a comer. Joes knows his stuff so Im impressed to say the least.

07-18-2005, 03:27 PM
This was my first glimpse of Abraham, and although I found him to be very one-dimensional I'd say he has a good chance of becoming a world champion before too long. He looks VERY powerful - strong enough to kayo pretty much anyone in the division if he gets a clean shot in. He wobbled Eastman far more than Hopkins ever did, put it that way. If they match him well he could be a serious contender within two or three fights, imo.

07-21-2005, 02:35 PM
My thanks again my brother for that report. I take it that Abraham like the other armenian Darchinyan the flyweight king, is super powerful but of course without immagination. But that power could take a guy all the way. Thanks again for the report. I appreciate it as it gives me a chance to hear what a knowledgable guy thinks about a fighter I havent seen!

Juan C Ayllon
07-21-2005, 03:19 PM
Hey Rock,

I'll be at ringside tomorrow at the Allstate Arena for the Artyon Simonyan vs. Agapito Sanchez bout. It sounds exciting. In the co-main event, they will feature interesting prospect John Duddy vs. Pat Coleman, which I expect to be a setup for Duddy; Coleman is a natural welterweight.

Those two bouts should be featured on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights.



07-23-2005, 11:51 AM
well, i can't say much for who ever picked sanchez as simonyans opponent. coming off a tough defeat he should not have faced a short brawler with a head like a battering ram. the butt early in the fight was a major distraction but it had nothing to do with art standing straight up catching wild rights.

as a confidence builder this fight was a disaster for art.

Juan C Ayllon
07-24-2005, 07:21 AM
Hi Greg,

It occurred to me that in times past, so much has been made of "fighting tall" by certain commentators. Perhaps Simonyan was trying to make the most out of his height advantage by "fighting tall." Unfortunately, as we saw, this strategy didn't work out for him.

To me, it seemed that he just couldn't get out of the way of that high, overhand right with the extreme arc in it. In a way, it was reminiscent of another straight up European style fighter, Vitaly Kopytko, who was there to be had by wide looping hooks; he just couldn't get out of the way of them.

I chatted with Art's cutman and another guy from his camp after the fight at the west entrance of the Allstate Arena. Needless to say, they were a little depressed. The cutman said that they were going to "lay low" and essentially go back to the proverbial drawing board.



07-24-2005, 01:19 PM
hi juan,
i hope the drawing board includes getting art to bend a little at the waist with his chin tucked in. that way sanchez would have met the top of his head in the bull rushes and the overhand rights would have flew over the top.

Juan C Ayllon
07-24-2005, 02:25 PM
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Art Simonyan (left) wings a left hook at Sanchez (Juan C. Ayllon Photo)

Sounds good. He sure took a lot of punishment!


Juan C. Ayllon

07-25-2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks to my buddies Greg and Juan for the comments. It was sad to see Art just letting this knockout take place. Pernell saw it too as did Teddy Atlas. What the heck was he thinking? When you stand up straight like that and come forward you got to have the bombs and Art isnt equipped like that. Bad bad fight plan and I felt very sorry for this kid who has given up so much to box. Agapito saw it all and being a very good fighter like he is, he took it to town and ran with it.
Good news for Ukrainian light heavy Yuri Barashian (hes a Armenian) who won the WBZ I/C 175 belt with a 12 round domination of veteran Italian Massimiliano Saiani (A Italian versus a Armenian? Who do I root for?)
Also hard punching flyweight champ Vic Darchinyan had his bout with JImenez of Columbia postponed because of the Columbians visa problems. Vic looks and acts like a fighting champ!

Juan C Ayllon
07-25-2005, 02:08 PM
Hey Rock,

Glad you liked it.

By the way, you mentioned Joe Rein in another post. He and I email now and again, as I forward him links to a lot of my news pieces. He's a great writer and wonderful guy. He gave me some terrific advice about developing my writing.

Have a good day!


Juan C. Ayllon

08-04-2005, 12:52 PM
On the History of California section of the CBZ
message board, I have posted information on
Ted Levon Abajian, who fought as Ted Levin
in the Los Angeles area during the late 1910s
and the early 1920s. According to his death
notice, Abajian was the first professional boxer
of Armenian descent.

- Chuck Johnston

08-04-2005, 01:29 PM
Thanks so much for that imformation Chuck! I never knew that and its a question I had wanted answered for a while. Good looking out my brother.

08-04-2005, 02:17 PM
Rocky111- I am going to post some information about
a 1930s California boxer named Nish Kikorian, whose
real name was Nishon Kerkorian. His brother is Kerk
Kerkorian, a famous billionaire investor who is an
active man while in his late eighties.

- Chuck Johnston

08-30-2005, 12:38 PM
Chuck, I think Kirk Kerkorian (my Mothers maiden name) was a boxer too? I heard he was a pretty tuff kid on the streets too. Amazing amazing guy physically and mentally.
The Armenians, a amazing group of boxers for such a small nation, are doing pretty well too.
Vic Darchinyan (best kept secret in boxing) mauled contender Jai Jimenez of Columbia in five and kept his title. The Aussies are going crazy for this guy, as hes a big big banger for his size. Id like to see him on American tv.
Arshak TerMeleksetian who Ric Farris loves, a big banger Bob Foster type, is coming on strong. He tkoed Reggie Davis in SAn Diego and is improving with every bout. Good to see this young man coming back.
Vanes Marderosyan the young kid stayed unbeaten with a four round nod of Fernando Vela. Hell return at the Staples Center in Sept 10.
Good news from these guys.

08-31-2005, 12:58 AM
Rocky111- Take a look at the Nish Kikorian thread
in the History of California forum of the CBZ
message board. Both Hap Navarro and I write
posts on the thread about Nish and Kerk.

By the way, there was a fine article about Kerk
in the Los Angeles Times a few months ago.
It looks like he is a regular guy.

- Chuck Johnston

09-08-2005, 12:52 PM
I did that Chuck and it was very very interesting. Hard to imagine a kid who was in a gang, fought some fights in the ring and never finished High School went on to be the worlds 11th richest man! Unreal. The guy had a new daughter too in his late seventies! Lucky little girl.

09-15-2005, 12:36 PM
By the way Vanes Marderosyan the kid out of Glendale won his bout on the Morales v Raheem card by a dec. to go to 6-0. I hope he goes slow in development and lets his body catch up. Hes got the spirit.

09-22-2005, 01:25 PM
Glad to report that Armenia's gift to the female boxing world, little tiger Susie Kentarian koed Renata Vesecka of the Czech Republic in the fourth. Susie is tuffie and could be a big star here and is only 17!

10-04-2005, 12:56 PM
Arthur Abraham scored a ko on the Valuev v Donald card to maintain his high ranking and Arshak the Shark TerMeliksetian will get a shot again on Shotime to show his power. I hope the kid is ready this time.

10-08-2005, 02:15 PM
My favorite Armenian boxer has always been Vladimir Yengibarian. He defeated the best of the best and is probably one of the greatest amateur boxers who ever lived. A question: does anyone know where I can write to find Yengibarian's date and place of birth and a complete list of his career bouts? Thanks. I'll share anything I find with readers out there.

10-10-2005, 10:55 AM
You remember that guy? You are incredable my man. When I traveled to the Soviet Union (I was there three times) the boxing nuts I spoke to reguarded Vladimer Yengabaryan as the greatest fighter the Soviets ever produced. I know he had a tough bout with Willie Ludek at Helsinki or was it Melbourne, but he handled him with ease in a return.
Believe it or not Willie Vladimer now lives in Glendale California I believe and trains fighters. I dont know to get in touch with him, but Im sure the Vanes Marderosyan people know. I ll try to find out my brother.
By the way Vanes one his bout over Tony Morales this weekend to remain unbeaten!

10-14-2005, 03:51 PM
Thanks, Rocky. The only Yengibarian I found in the California whitepages is Levon Yengibarian in La Crescenta, California, at telephone number 1-818-541-0444. Willie

10-18-2005, 12:55 PM
I dont think hes the one Willie, but Im sure some asking and youd find out.

By the way Yuri Barashyan a Armenian light heavy won his bout with Istvan VArga ko 3, Armenians Roman Aramyan and Erik Nazaryan both lost in Germany to Jurgan Brahmer and Willy Bain in the middle and junior lightweight divisons.

11-08-2005, 02:05 PM
Well sad to report that Arshak TerMeliksetian lost his Showtime tv bout to Sehew Powell. He just got out quicked and out paced. He took a measured approach and lost rounds by being inactive. He was the bigger banger though and showed that. His potential is still there if he continues to work and develop.
On a better note Art Simonyan defeated Gilberto Leon in a comeback bout of sorts by a split nod. Art was knocked out big time in his last two bouts and I hope hes learned something.

11-14-2005, 04:07 PM
Vanes Marderosyan won a tko over Abdias Castillo a journeyman in the 5th round to stay undefeated and Alex Abraham brother of Art Abraham the top middle contender won a 8 round uninamous nod over Sylvan Gomis in Germany.

12-11-2005, 05:02 PM
Artur Abraham won his ibf title bout in a big way with a knockout and Armenians all over the world are excited. When I started this thread we had no Armenian world champs. Now we have two hard hitting champions with Abraham and Vic Darchinyan. Not bad for such a small nation.

01-10-2006, 03:05 PM
Koren Harutunyan the Armenian Willie Pep fights Filipino ko sensation Notito Dondare on Showtime on Jan 19th. As I predicted long ago , Armenia is producing top class guys, (two world champs) and this guy may be one of them.

01-23-2006, 05:51 PM
Unfortunately Koren Hartunyan just lacked the pop to beat the hard hitting Donare. He lost a split nod, but still he fought well. Glad to see him get a payday and for Armenia to produce top guys.

02-21-2006, 02:36 PM
Nice to see Vanes Marderosyan win another bout by ko over a obviously overmatched foe. I am glad that they are not rushing Vanes. Hes a work in progress and needs time, but he has the body, the drive and the punch. Let him mature. Im sure shelly finkel knows this.

02-27-2006, 11:03 PM
Bucket and Mike- I hope that the bigot who wrote
the previous post on this this thread is banned.
Take a look at what the thread that he started
in order to attack StingerKarl.

- Chuck Johnston

02-28-2006, 07:31 PM

The guy's been banned & I deleted his racist screed.


03-02-2006, 04:41 PM
Vic darchinyan Armenian produced, Aussie based hard punching flyweight champ takes on a tough Filipino in what looks like a great matchup on Showtime Friday nite. Darchinyan is a little powerhouse and I hope hes in great shape to show us what hes got.

03-04-2006, 01:13 PM
I've seen Vic fight twice now, his title winning effort against Irene Pacheco and last night against Diosdado Gabi.

I'm impressed with Vic. He's awkward and he can punch. He's very relaxed in the ring and has a style all of his own. A southpaw, he'll be tricky for anybody at Flyweight.

Gabi did OK here and there in that fight. When he listened to Freddie Roach and double jabbed first to get his way in he did very well. Gabi just wasn't consistent enough with that attack to disrupt Vic enough.

The final knockout punch that Vic landed was a left cross. I'm not sure Gabi saw it and down he went. He was out of it although he beat the count. Good stoppage.

I think Gabi will be back. He's young enough and was almost good enough last night. I like Vic, but I'm not sure how he would do against Jorge Arce or Rosendo Alvarez. They'd be great little fights though.

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03-04-2006, 02:36 PM
Tom is right. Vic cant box, but his big big power and build make him a difficult test for any guy at his weight. Hes a real tough kid and comes to destroy. Kind of a flyweight Earnie Shavers. The Flippino kid was a very very good boxer and he might have won the early part of that fight, but Vics pressure is hard to deal with over twelve rounds if you cant hurt him.
Armenias other champ Artur Abraham goes tonight against Shannon Taylor in a title go. Abraham is Rocky Graziano reborn and hes a exciting guy who comes to kill.

03-06-2006, 03:05 PM
Great weekend for Armenia and its two champs as Arthur Abraham won every round to defeat tuff Shannon Taylor. Abraham is a stud and built like a brick. Time for him to move up and take on one of the big boys, like maybe the winner of Wright and Taylor.

03-06-2006, 10:07 PM
Rock - thanks for the updates on the Darchinyan and Taylor fights, I didn't even know they were on.

Taylor's the all too familiar story of a fighter who could've done a lot better with the tools at hand. He's damaged goods now but he is tough and continues to ply his trade at a respectable level. Through ill discipline, blew his big chance against Shane Mosely much to Fenech's chagrin. Got caught way too early by Shane's big right hand and couldn't come back from same but showed tremendous courage and upheld some creditable moments in his willingness to fight on.

03-08-2006, 03:19 PM
Agreed with what you said about Shannon. Against mosely he showed world class tools, but he just got caught early. He showed strength and a stiff punch.
Another good Armenian middle who is world ranked is Koren Gavor and he won last nite over Sergy Khomitsky who was undefeated in 17 bouts. The match was a twelve rounder and for Korens Intercontental belt. Koren is now number one challanger for the euro belt and hes coming on!

03-13-2006, 04:05 PM
Arshak Ter Meliksetyan lost a tuff one to Giovanni Ortiz who was undefeated.
It was a even fight going into the last round when Arshak started throwing up and his corner refused to let him come out.
This makes three tuff defeats for Arshak, but I wouldnt give up if I was him. Hes got that punching talent and size. He can come back.
Big news out of Germany is the super fight in the making between Artur Abraham and Felix Sturm. Id like to see this one and Ill bet so would American fans of the divison.

Kid Achilles
03-16-2006, 06:16 PM
Rock, I don't know if you've seen this before but it's the home page of Armenian boxer Vanes Martirosyan.


03-27-2006, 01:08 PM
The news here is all good as Art Abraham gets to defend against Kofi Jantuah on May 13 in Germany hopefully on the way to a mandatory defense against Nelson Miranda that promises to be a slugfest.
Also Armenian light heavy Yuri Barashian gets a shot at the wbo title when Zsolt Erdei gives him a shot. These Armenian fighters continue to amaze.

03-27-2006, 01:08 PM
Thanks for that Kid! I had never seen it before. Great stuff for the kid.

04-17-2006, 12:43 PM
Good news for the Armenians.
Mger Mgerkerian koed Jackson Chanet the wba's #1 contender at super middle to with the european title.
Vanes marderosyan won his bout on the Mayweather v Judah card.
Pavel Malcomyan a crusier at 20-1 won his bout in Germany saturday and the hard punching Armenian girl Susie Kentaryan (shes a little kller!) won again to remain undefeated.
Also tonight on pbs tv at 10 est there is a special on the Armenian Genocide for you history buffs.

Roberto Aqui
04-18-2006, 10:44 AM
Also tonight on pbs tv at 10 est there is a special on the Armenian Genocide for you history buffs.

I skipped the doc because I wasn't in the mood for more examples of mankind's inhumanity. I did catch the discussion afterwards moderated by NPR's Scott Simon who was looking pretty sporty for a face made for radio.

Given that the Armenian genocide came in the midst of WW1 near the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, naturally there is much context that gets lost in the fog of war and time. Plenty of opportunities for slaughter by the dogs of war. Nothing much seems to have changed in the world. New faces, but the same old story.

05-11-2006, 01:36 PM
Roberto you are obviously a man who knows history. Good comments.
Arshak TerMeliksetian lost to Sergio Mora in a bout im sure most of us saw. Poor Arshak has the punch and the body but something is missing isnt it? I know hes a bit slow, but he can lay back and counter and hurt guys. Hes got qualities and I hope he goes on and keeps trying and learning. He could still surprise. Still Id hate to see him become the Armenian Omar Sheka.
Artur Abraham defends in what looks like a slugfest with Kofi Jantuah soon. Id love to see that one as both guys blast.

Roberto Aqui
05-11-2006, 02:54 PM
Abraham looks to be a real comer. He should handle Kofi fairly easy. Hope he can stay disciplined for a few years and make something of himself. He could go a long ways and give Taylor a better scrap than Winky will.

05-13-2006, 08:24 PM
Roberto you are so right. Abraham seems to handled himself in training and improved by adding some boxing to his slugging as he easily handled a motived Jantuah over 12 rounds. Might be time for artur to come to the States. Im excited by the guy.

05-14-2006, 03:37 PM
Other results of Armenian fighters (an awful lot of them for such a small group of people)
Ervand Alexanian over Assdi Miloud in england
but Hovhannes Zamkochyan was a loser to Rachid Mokhtari and Artur Tsironyan lost to Nick Smedley all the bouts ditto in England.
Check out the fight pictures of Artur Abraham. This guy is a beast physically. Biggest middle muscle wise Ive seen since Hurricane Carter. Awful strong looking guy. Time for him to come to the states and take on our best here Id say.

05-31-2006, 06:36 PM
Well my main man Vic Darchinyan, sort of a Rocky Graziano type of fighter with tnt in his fists goes on Showtime this weekend as the first bout on tv on the Castillo v Coralles thriller. Good luck to this young man and I hope he steps up and shows what he has.

06-05-2006, 12:09 PM
Well Vic Darchinyan stepped up for real and blasted out a tuff Mexican named Maldonado and showed that he just may be the strongest flyweight around in years. Who wouldnt want to see a war between Darchinyan and Jorge Arcie? What a bout that would be! Vannes Marderosyan won with a first round ko over oscar gonzales on the undercard. Big nite for the Armenian flag.

06-06-2006, 11:28 PM

i too would love to see darchinyn and arce but i have to say your boy had best tighten up the defence. arce hits a lot harder than maldanado. if he tries following arce around the rind with his hands low....danger.

i'll take arce on a friendly bet.

06-07-2006, 12:50 PM
Main Man Greg
You are sooo right about what you say. But then Rocky Graziano was easy to hit too, or was he? I rewatched the Pacheco bout with Vic and Irene nailed the guy over and over and Vic walks right through it. Also conversely I dont think Jorge has ever dealt with a strong guy like Vic, who looks and acts like hes much heavier. (biggest flyweight Ive ever seen!) Arce would be the favorite, but Vic is a awfully powerful guy...........
also for you chess fans
Armenia WON the world chess championship for nations last weekend! Again here is a nation of only about 3 mill and they beat Russia, China, India, US, Britain etc. Great performance Id say.

06-07-2006, 01:07 PM
hi rocky,

have not seen that much of vic but if he is that tough.....maybe i made a bad bet. hope we get the chance to find out. if these guys could ignite the interest in small men the way carbajal and chicita gonzalez did it would be a good thing for the sport.
take care rock...i really hope you are doing all right.

06-07-2006, 04:57 PM
I would like to see Vic Darchinyan fight Brian Viloria from Hawaii.

Frank B.

06-19-2006, 01:32 PM
Hi KIki, I agree that Vic and Brian would be a barn burner. Brian is ready too, and hed come out smokin. Vic and Arcie, or vic and Brian or Brian and Jorqe. Lets get it on and bring back the flyweight era like we had it with Perez, Kingpetch, Harada, Ebihara, Torres, Choinoi etc etc.
By the way sad to say Art Simonyan got stopped again this time by rogers Mtagwa. Might be time for Art to hang it up. Id hate to see this good kid get hurt.

07-27-2006, 12:49 PM
Glad to report that Armenian mighty mite of the female boxing ranks Susie Kentaryan defeated DAniela Graf to get to 12-0. Susie is a killer! Also wouldnt we all love to see the Art Abraham v Edison Miranda fight! Never thought that we Americans would rather see a matchup between two up and coming punchers who are fighting in Europe than most middle matchups here in the states. Abraham vs Miranda shapes up as a real fan pleaser.

08-14-2006, 03:13 PM
Saw Vanes Marderosyan on tv on the heavyweight title card and was very impressed with his physical talent! Hes got the punches and the power and is still growing. Hes just got to gain his experience and BOX. Glad to see the Armenian fight fans and the hype of his being a Armenian immigrant. Its got to inspire more.

09-10-2006, 02:44 PM
Armenias gift to womens boxing, (I wish she was a man. Shes come killer!) little cutie Susie Kentarian has scored another ko over a woman named Anibel Zuniga. Susie is really a built up little gal (check out her weigh in shots) and shed do real well here in the states. Look for more champs coming out of Armenia. Per capita its got to be the boxing capital now with more to follow. My reports are that boxing is very very popular there now and the times and spirits of the people coordinate with success in this demanding sport.

09-18-2006, 02:45 PM
Ranked middle, (yet untested) Koren Gavor faces a South African Tuesday and hes approaching being the manditory for Taylor. Gavor is Armenian of great simon pure background but id like to see him tested a bit more before he tackles Taylor. Still its good to see Armenians up there.
Arshak the Shark Ter Meliksetyan won by a ko over Dillon Carew in Jersey to get back on the winning streak. He has potential and Im glad his spirit is still in the game.
The Miranda v Abraham war is heating up with the prospects of this being a real big important matchup. Public seems to think Miranda will win by ko as his bout with Eastman on us tv impressed. Id like to see this match, and Im sure Abraham is going to try to outbox this big middle.

09-20-2006, 02:37 PM
Koren Gavor won his bout with that tall South African by a third round ko and now hes gunning to be the mandatory for Taylor. Gavor is a well built boxer and hes hungry. Again I hope they dont rush this kid.
By the way the trainer of Nick Valuev is Manvel Gabrialyan a ex soviet boxing star and trainer and his interview is really compelling. He knows his boxing and seems like a Blackburn type of guy, a teacher, one of the few. Valuev might surprise people............Hes only getting better and learning on the job.

09-25-2006, 02:58 PM
I guess everyone has heard about Artur Abrahams brave stand and wonderful victory against Edison Miranda. It is a great victory against a tuff opponent and Armenia is rejoicing Im sure. I know many many kids in Armenia are going to be inspired by this.
Vic Darchinyan defends his title next week and given a win, a match with Jorqe Arce will be a star attraction.

09-25-2006, 05:23 PM
I guess everyone has heard about Artur Abrahams brave stand and wonderful victory against Edison Miranda. It is a great victory against a tuff opponent and Armenia is rejoicing Im sure. I know many many kids in Armenia are going to be inspired by this.
Vic Darchinyan defends his title next week and given a win, a match with Jorqe Arce will be a star attraction.

Have you seen the fight? The way in which the issue of Abraham's broken jaw was handled by officials, doctors, and Abraham's people was beyond shameful. I will post more extensively on this either tonight or tomorrow because I have to run to work now. But believe me, this was absolutely surreal.

09-27-2006, 02:33 PM
Thanks Rafael. I value your opinion and am very interested in reading it. It sounds like Artur had some bad luck with the break and had no choice but to go on. Im sure if he knew right from the beginning that he would lose the title by the fight ending he would not consider it. You cant fake the kind of courage he showed. The error was in the ref by not getting a grip on the situation and coming up with the truth.

10-10-2006, 02:20 PM
Vic Darchinyan impressed and improved with his victory over the Filippino Donaire and it was nice to see the Armenian flag all over the place! Who would ever think that Id see a fighter go to the ring to Armenian music?
Tonight in Prague Pavel Melkomyan a powerful crusier puts his wbo intercontinental crusier belt on the line against Rudoph Kraj. Good luck to Pavel who has alot of potential and who I wish would come over here to learn more boxing.

10-11-2006, 01:37 PM
Sadly Pavel Melcomyan lost his bout for that crusier title by a 12th round tko before a really big crowd of 11,000 plus. He has been out of action for a while and obviously ran out of gas from what I understand. Dont give up Pavel. Just train harder.

10-15-2006, 03:28 PM
Good and bad action for Armenians in the supermiddle divison this weekend. Sergy Tatevosyan upset Rudy Magusson a #1 contender and David Gogiya a Georgian (cousins of the Armenians) beat Mgar Mckerchian for the supermiddleweight title of Europe in a close nod. Who the hell would ever bellieve a "Georgian" beat a "Armenian" for the "European" Title? The world is changing.

11-14-2006, 04:11 PM
Arshak "The Shark" TerMeliksetian has dropped down to welter (hell be a very big welter indeed) and is fighting on Versus this week against Luis Cruz. Good luck to Arshak and Cruz has a good record. Should be a good bout.

11-17-2006, 03:40 PM
Well poor Arshak the Shark did it again. Yes he took a fight against a contender on a few days notice, and yes he fought like a man, and yes it was a fan pleasing brawl which he lost. The guy needs to use his height and JAB AND JAB AND JAB and then lower the boom. Potential but he takes too much he doesnt have to.

11-19-2006, 03:49 PM
Nice to hear how high Emmanuel Steward was on Vanes Marderosyan's performance on Saturday nite. Lets hope Vanes keeps learning and isnt rushed for the kid has tons of potential and could be a real US boxing star.

11-19-2006, 07:32 PM
I was sorry to see The Shark lose again.

I saw him fight in person early in his career and I thought he was a "can't miss" future titlist.

I don't understand what happened to him. The night I saw him I thought he was a reincarnation of Tommy Hearns.

11-20-2006, 03:16 PM
I have to agree TkoTom. He needs a style that uses his advantages. He just dont have the trainer to get him to change. Hes got some quality though. Plus hes game.........

12-06-2006, 02:20 PM
A guy by the name of Roman Aramian won the German superwelter belt from someone named Firat Aizovsky. Aramian is Armenian no doubt from his name. Also Valary Trabert a hot prospect beat former world amatuer champ and a very old boxer named Kirkor Kirkorov by a 8 round nod. Kirkorov is Armenian and was a very rough guy in his prime. He never really got his real pro chance and when the conditions changed he was very old, but he obviously needs the bread so he fights.

01-10-2007, 03:24 PM
Goren Gavor is now the manditory #1 for Jermain Taylor at Middleweight. I stated before I didnt want to see this kid rushed, but it appears hes going to fight for the title. These Armenians are hungry and game and want the money so here he goes.
Also nice to read that Vic Darchinyan is finally (finally!) getting some good press here in America (Ring Magazine) and he says he wants Arce now and anyother title holder near his weight who wants to fight him. He wants four fights this year and against champions only. Id love to see it as Vic is in his prime now and he is probably the best leverage puncher in the game today and reminds me of Langford.

01-28-2007, 03:29 PM
Vanes Marderosyan continues to shine with a 2nd round ko of Tarzone Washington. Vanes is one of the best of the young American fighters.
Meanwhile in Montreal Canadian star Lucian Bute dominated Sergy Tatevosyan a Armenian from Europe over the distance.

02-10-2007, 04:34 PM
"killer Queen" mighty mite Susie Kenteryan, a little dynamo from Armenia fighting out of Germany, who just might be lb for lb the hardest banger in womans boxing, faces Carolina Alverez a undefeated gal in a main go in germany on the 16th.
Meanwhile Vic Darchinyan defends on Showtime against Victor Burgos on March 3.

02-15-2007, 03:45 PM
Our little killer Susie Kentaryan takes on undefeated Carolina Alverez tonight and I wish I could see it. There is a bang up shot of the weighin on fightnews.com. Check it out

02-18-2007, 02:52 PM
Our little Mighty Mite Susie Kentaryan koed Carolina Alverez in the 8th to be come the wba flyweight champ! Susie is a little killer and just might be the heavyest hitting gal out there lb for lb.
Vic Darchinyan is pointing to fighting for three belts up if he beats Burgos and Arce and would like to end up with Manny Pack! This guy is something else!
Sad part is that he had a press conference in Austrailia and no one from the press core showed up! What a shame. This is guy is worth alot more.

02-19-2007, 09:53 AM
An Armenian welterweight/junior middleweight by the name of Vartan Gasparyan scored a second-round knockout Friday night at the Wynn in Vegas over Gary Triano, of Denver. Gasparyan lives in Los Angeles and his record is 7-1-1. He is managed by Harry Kazandjian, who also managed Art Simonyan.

02-20-2007, 03:48 PM
Thanks to my brother Wolgast (love that name!) for the info. Sounds like a Armenian fighting a Italian (Triano? Maybe) Who the hell am I supposed to root for in that one?

02-28-2007, 03:12 PM
happy to report that Koren Gavor, #1 ranked middleweight challanger to Jermain Taylor scored a 6th round ko over Brazilian Edison Francisco in Germany. Take your time Koren. Dont rush it. Get some more experience before you challange. This kid is really good from what I hear.

03-04-2007, 03:50 PM
Vic Darchinyan disapointed no one and brutally stopped brave Vic Burgos in the final round. Vic showed why he is so feared at that weight. Can anybody deny that this is one strong strong guy.

03-04-2007, 04:06 PM
Vic Darchinyan disapointed no one and brutally stopped brave Vic Burgos in the final round. Vic showed why he is so feared at that weight. Can anybody deny that this is one strong strong guy.

Rocky; yes the guy is strong, but he doesn't know how to fight, as for Burgos, yes he is brave, but what else does he have? not much Imo.

03-06-2007, 03:31 PM
Ya know Frankie. I totally agree with you. It doesnt seem like he knows how to fight. The fight before, he looked much better, and had much more leverage. Maybe the fact that Burgos ran so much made for the bad showing. Vic wants badly to click here in the States and he wants knockouts. Being a flyweight you can understand.
But he is so so strong. No one at the top wants to fight the guy. Hes got a concrete chin too and never tires. Pacheco is a fine boxer and Vic looked so crude, yet he wore him down with the pressure and got stopped by Vic.
You know Frankie that constant pressure from a powerful guy, even if he dont land, can wear you down. Vic does that.
I wish hed slow down, use some jab, keep leverage and wait for guys to come to him. But for his style? Its a Langford style. He only wants to throw home runs.
Lets enjoy this guy while we have him and pray someone wants to fight him that comes to test him. Jorqe Arce, man its time for him to step up.........

03-11-2007, 02:41 PM
Levon Kiragosyan won the european super featherweight title with a ko over a Jose Bento. Levon is another Armenian guy with big power that is just making the scene. Again Armenia is producing top guys way over its population and its very amazing again.

03-31-2007, 02:49 PM
Armenia's gift to female boxers the very pretty Susie Kentikian won by a ko in Germany before 19,500 fans over Maria Alcholan who is now 7-2. Susie just may be the powerful punching gal lb for lb in the world. Shes a dynamite looking gal too and I know shed be a big hit in the states. Shes the wbo flyweight champ. Check out fightnews.com and see her. Shes a perky pretty strong little charactor.

04-23-2007, 01:01 PM
Lots of good news here-\Susie Kentikian is gonna fight again in May and shes popular as hell in Germany as this 19 year old dynamo is a cutie as well as a terror in that ring. Shes the WBA flyweight champ and a heavy hitter lb for lb.
Art Abraham is gonna fight on a future card finally after that broken jaw and lets hope he hasnt lost his drive and can fight Miranda or Taylor in the future.
Vanes Mardirosyan is gonna fight again on the Tommy Morrison card.
The European weightlifting championships have ended and ARMENIA, yes tiny Armenia has taken the title over Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey etc and are now rated number one.................The world chess champs and the Euro weightlifting champions are Armenia-Pretty damm good for a nation of about 3 mill...............

04-23-2007, 01:01 PM
Lots of good news here-\Susie Kentikian is gonna fight again in May and shes popular as hell in Germany as this 19 year old dynamo is a cutie as well as a terror in that ring. Shes the WBA flyweight champ and a heavy hitter lb for lb.
Art Abraham is gonna fight on a future card finally after that broken jaw and lets hope he hasnt lost his drive and can fight Miranda or Taylor in the future.
Vanes Mardirosyan is gonna fight again on the Tommy Morrison card.
The European weightlifting championships have ended and ARMENIA, yes tiny Armenia has taken the title over Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey etc and are now rated number one.................The world chess champs and the Euro weightlifting champions are Armenia-Pretty damm good for a nation of about 3 mill...............

04-24-2007, 12:10 PM
In Japan Armenian middleweight Arsen Khachatrian defeated Tetuya Suzuki over 10 by driving forward and attacking the whole bout. Arsen is now 30-2-12.

04-27-2007, 01:49 PM
In Vyborg Russia a crusier Armenian named Alexander Oganyan defeated Sergey ARtuhin of Russia over four rounds.
Vanes Marderosyan fights Nelson Estupinan (his best foe so far) on the Morrison v Ortiz card.

04-30-2007, 02:59 PM
Koren Gavor won a 8 round nod over a overmatched opponent on Sturm v Castajevo card in Germany and is still #1 contender to Jermain Taylor

05-02-2007, 12:46 PM
Well Vanes Marderosyan survived a flash knockdown and came back to stop Nelson Estupinan in the same round. Keep up those hands Vanes!
Also Hovannes Zamkochyan stopped Samir Kazmi in the fourth in Belgiem. These Armenians keep winning and they keep popping up everywhere as pro fighters.

05-08-2007, 02:55 PM
Art Marabelyan won his four round bout on the Kostya Tsysu tourney card in which Vinnie Phillips was beaten. Art is still undefeated.

05-09-2007, 12:53 PM
Super middle Karo Murat won his bout on the Larson card in Spain and stays undefeated.

05-12-2007, 12:55 PM
Armen Sargsyan 10-0 5 kos will take on Bekzov Nabiev 8-1-5kos from uzbekistan for the wbc abco interem lightweight belt. It means nothing but still good to see all these young Armenians fighting.
other news
Vic Darchinyan the fly champ takes on donito Nonaires jr for the title. He beat his brother a few monthes ago. wishing vic the best.
Also martin Gabrialian the training of the giant Valuev will no longer be in Nikos corner during his next bout but will still handle his conditioning.

05-24-2007, 11:47 AM
big news this saturday as Artur Abraham and Susie Kentikian defend their titles in front of serious crowds in Germany.
Also Aram Ramazyan koed Emanuele de prophetis 10-2-7 for the ibf int belt at 135. Amazing what these Armenians kids are doing in boxing.

05-31-2007, 02:06 PM
good weekend for the Armenian warriors!!!! Art Abraham and Susi Kentikian won their bouts in front of good crowds and in UFL Karo Paresyan won over Josh Burkman in the best bout of the evening.

06-04-2007, 12:35 PM
Saw the Abraham v Demers fight and Art looked very very strong. What a bout him and Kelly Pavlik would make! Lets make that one!

06-06-2007, 11:43 AM
Artur Mayrabian a young welter won his bout in Russia and remains undefeated at 5-0

06-11-2007, 02:50 PM
Nice to see
alexander Abraham brother of Artur come back after a layoff with a vic in the second over Paulo Cardinale in Germany. Alexander has the good to be a decent boxer if he settles down and trains hard.

06-14-2007, 12:36 PM
they are saying now that Art Abraham will next defend against Koran Gavor and this is a unbelievable thing as BOTH guys are Armenians!!!!! Who would believe such a small nation could produce boxing like this?

06-14-2007, 01:14 PM
they are saying now that Art Abraham will next defend against Koran Gavor and this is a unbelievable thing as BOTH guys are Armenians!!!!! Who would believe such a small nation could produce boxing like this?

Who is Koran Gavor?

Roberto Aqui
06-14-2007, 01:34 PM
Who is Koran Gavor?

Fightnews had a pic you can probably still find. He's one handsome speciman, a 10 rated GQ model and modern day Ken. Hope he can fight, because otherwise Abraham's gonna turn him into hash.

06-14-2007, 01:58 PM

06-14-2007, 02:14 PM

06-15-2007, 12:57 PM
Hey Frank Ive never seen him fight. His real name is Khoren Gevorkyan and he was a world champion amatuer but Abraham is a real tuff guy and a real hard hitter. Id like to see ABraham vs Taylor or Pavlik actually. That would be worth watching.

06-27-2007, 01:44 PM
levon Kiragosyan the super feather champ of europe takes on Carl Johannson in a rematch of a bout where Kiragosyan scored a upset ko. Johnannson has a fine record and it was the only bout he has ever lost in england.
in other news MY MAN the pit bull, Manvil the Anvil Gambaryan lost his final match of the ultimate fighter on spike for the big prize to David Diaz by a shoulder seperation in the second round in a freak accident. Too bad for crowd favorite manny manhandled Diaz in the first round and appeared too sstrong and on his way to victory.

07-05-2007, 05:03 PM
karo murat the cousin of Arthur Abraham won again in his bout on the Povetkin v Donald card and is now 10-0-6. vic Darchinyan defends his belt this weekend against the tuff Nonito Donare and it should be a real good bout so tune in on Showtime.

07-06-2007, 06:31 PM
Weights from Bridgeport

By Joseph Davey (scaleside)
15 Rounds.com

Travis Simms 152 1/2 - Joachim Alcine 152 1/4
Vic Darchinyan 112 - Nonito Donaire 111 1/2
Luis Perez 118- Genaro Garcia 118
Alejando Garcia 156 1/4 - Jose Rodriguez 167
Monte Barrett 227 - Cliff Couser ???
Bermane Stiverne 245 - Demetrice King ???
Guilermo Jones 210 - Zack Page 201 3/4
Devon Alexander 140 - Marcus Luck 143
Sergio Rivera 160 1/2 - Devin Laney 162

*** Couser was still going through medicals

07-09-2007, 02:28 PM
tuff time for the Armenians as Darchinyan got blasted out by brilliant Fillipino Nonito Donare in the upset of the year with the punch of the year. Lets see if vic can battle his way back. Congratulations to Donare in a brilliant effort. He deserves all the credit for hanging in there and winning.
Roman Aramian though koed Sekir Bulbat in Germany and that satisfies Armenian fans as Bulbat is Turkish. Aramian is now 21-7.

07-09-2007, 05:57 PM
The are some really good Armenian boxers out there. Next to Russia I would say that Armenia has had the most successful boxers by percentage to country size over the past decade. Right up there with Puerto Rico I would say!

07-10-2007, 12:43 PM
Good point Barry, although I think Armenia may be #1 in the virile sports. They also have numerous wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, judo, and weightlifting champions and the world championship chess team! And I believe they only have about 1,000,000 men total surviving wars, earthquakes and genocide attempts. Truly amazing. Lets not forget Andre Agassi and David Nalbandian two pretty good tennis players.

07-10-2007, 12:45 PM
Good point Barry, although I think Armenia may be #1 in the virile sports. They also have numerous wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, judo, and weightlifting champions and the world championship chess team! And I believe they only have about 1,000,000 men total surviving wars, earthquakes and genocide attempts. Truly amazing. Lets not forget Andre Agassi and David Nalbandian two pretty good tennis players. This is per capita of course.

07-16-2007, 03:42 PM
Levon Kiragosyan koed Carl Johannson in a european super feather title bout in a return from the bout Levon won the title in. Johannson promoted this as a revenge bout and it was anticipated that he would be the favorite, but Levon proved the first bout was no fluke and came through and handed out a beating.

07-17-2007, 02:52 PM
It was announced that the very very popular Susie Kentikian will defend her title in Sept and its good to see Susie staying active.
Also the reads say that this Levon Kiragosyan has big big power for his size! Anybody see the Johannson fights?

08-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Lots of big news in the Armenian boxing world.
Aaron Martinez will defend his Cali welter title against Martin Gasparyan, Glendale by way of Armenia on Aug 17. Martinez is a undefeated 7-0-2 while Gasparyan is 8-1-4.
Art Hovanessian a former simon pure star will take on Francisco Zapeda. Art is 2-0-1 while Francisco is 4-5-2.
This will take place in Montellbello on aug 17.
meanwhile in Germany the match between Art Abraham (a unusually strong guy) and Koren Gavor two transplanted Armenian boxers who became Germans is heating up and should be a real shootout. National pride at stake and all that.
I dont know how many of you have seen Abraham but theres a good video on him training. Hes a very very strong man physically. Maybe one of the strongest guys at 160 in history. Id love to see this bout.
Of course the peoples choice Susie Kentikian is also defending in Germany this month and shes some kind of fighter as most of us know.

08-09-2007, 09:39 PM
I finally saw Vic Darchinyan's recent ko loss. What a gorgeous left hook! I know it'll sound like blasphemy, but it actually reminded me of Robinson's ko of Fullmer in how short and explosive it was.

Below is a clip:


08-10-2007, 02:14 PM
aGREED!!!!!!!!!! gANCHO You are so right! It rates with Robbies hook because of who it landed on and the effect. Like Fullmer, Darchinyan was considered almost unhurtable and probably will never be hurt or floored like that again. Fullmer never was. It was some sweet shot.

By the way I found out that Victor Oganov 26-0 26 kos is Armenian. Hes a super middle and a top contender. Anybody seen him fight to tell me anything about him? Hes trained by Jeff Fenech.

08-14-2007, 02:54 PM
Abraham v Gevor is heating up, both guys are in shape and it should be a real shootout between two Armenians (known for being hard fighters). If anyone sees this please make a report on it. This is the first world title fight between two Armenians and its making history of sorts.

08-17-2007, 01:48 PM
Victor Oganov the 26-0 26 kos known as "the destroyer" takes on Fulgencio Zuniga on Sho Box on Sept 1. Ive seen Oganov once and he is Armenian and really brings the heat, although I think he needs some experience if he is to fight the best. But hes a strong guy. Of Course Abraham v Gevor this weekend. Karo Murat undefeated cousin of Abraham is on the undercard also.

08-18-2007, 06:51 PM
Art Abraham won by a 11th round ko over Koren Gavor in what is described as one of the greatest bouts ever seen in Germany. Gavor lost but he fought like a lion over this powerful champ.
Karo Murat also won a dec. in 8 over Jermain Rackley 14-2 to remain undefeated.
The bout between Martin Gasparian and Aaron Martinez ended in a tec draw in one when Martinez suffered a butt and a bad cut.
Art Hovanessian scored two knockdowns and defeated a game Francisco Zepeda in a dec in 4.
Vanes Marderosyan fights on Versus Aug 30 also. So the Armenians keep active and doing quite well.
Its obvious the Abraham is the real thing and needs to fight the Pavlik v Taylor winner for the undisputed belt. This thing could happen and its great for the fans if it does.

Roberto Aqui
08-19-2007, 12:20 AM
Art Abraham won by a 11th round ko over Koren Gavor in what is described as one of the greatest bouts ever seen in Germany. Gavor lost but he fought like a lion over this powerful champ.

If the Fightnews photo is any indication, Gavor went down swinging for sure. No shame in that and his stock should rise as well as Abraham's. Can't wait to see it.

08-19-2007, 08:12 AM
IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (24-0, 19 KOs) scored a brilliant eleventh round knockout over extremely mandatory challenger Khoren Gevor (27-3, 15 KOs) in a grueling fight on Saturday night at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin. The highly charged duel was not only a collision between two Armenia-born Germans, but a showdown between super trainers Ulli Wegner (Abraham) and Fritz Sdunek (Gevor) and German promotional powerhouses Sauerland Event (Abraham) and Universum Box-Promotion (Gevor). Southpaw Gevor started aggressively in round one, but Abraham's defense was solid. Gevor's attack was again relentless in round two, but Abraham landed some big right hands. Abraham landed another big right in round three. Gevor's workrate continued to be high while Abraham continued to find a home for lead rights as excellent two-way action continued over rounds four to six. Things heated up even more in the seventh in some vicious exchanges. Abraham launched a tremendous assault at the end of round eight that had Gevor reeling around the ring at the bell. Gevor again pressed in round nine, but Abraham again landed big shots at the end of the round. Gevor bravely continued the attack in round ten, but it was Abraham dealing the punishment. Referee Pete Podgorski looked ready to step in several times, but Gevor wouldn't stop punching and give him the opportunity. After doing most his damage with his right hand, Abraham finally knocked out Gevor with a monster left hook that violently spun Gevor's head around as he sank to the canvas. Time was 2:41 in the eleventh. It was a spectacular end to a spectacular fight

Roberto Aqui
08-19-2007, 09:19 AM
Hopefully this Utube link attaches of the 11th round. Abraham seems to have adopted a very defensive posture he used to make it through the Miranda fight, sort of a Winky Wright earmuffs on the ropes hybrid possum style, and then leaps out in great bursts that surprise his opponents.

The Fightnews photo is indeed Gevor's last thrown punch as he is halfway to the canvas, and just keels over backwards. It was a beautifully accurate set of combinations that did the deed.

08-20-2007, 02:24 PM
Big thanks to Frankie and Roberto for that stuff. WHAT A LEFT HOOK!!!!!! My God the power and in the late rounds of such a hard fight. Abraham obviously is a powerful force and belongs here in the States against the Pavlic v Taylor winner. Hes genitically a very strong guy and of course as we all know has the guts of a lion and the pride of champion. Its time for him to come here. Gevor fought his heart out and went out like a warrior and no shame to him.
in other Armenian action Karo Murat stayed undefeated 12-0 7 winning over the capable Jermain Mackey 14-2-11 while in Sweden Rocky Rukundo 10-0 defeated armenian Ariak Shabazyan 7-2 over eight rounds.

08-29-2007, 06:32 PM
lots of action for the top Armenian fighters this week and next.
Victor Oganov "the destroyer" at 168 26-0 26 kos will take on Fulgencio Zuniga in the main event on Showtime this saturday.
Vanes Marderosyan the young undefeated Armenian from Glendale takes on Alexis Divison on Versus network on thursday
Susie Kentikian the five foot package of dynamite puts here undefeated record of 17-0 13 kos and her flyweight title on the line against the biggger Shannie Martin 8-3 4 on september 7.
also there is news that vic Darchinyan moves up to super fly in a comeback fight and if he wins wants a rematch with nonito Donarie as soon as possible and of course that is what good fighters should work for and want when they are defeated.

09-04-2007, 02:26 PM
As every one saw poor powerful vic Oganov just never learned to box and he paid for it with a good pro like Zuniga. Painful to watch. Oganov is obviously powerful and has a big heart, but he just is no boxer on a world class level.
Vanes Marderosyan punched holes through alexis Divison and impressed and stayed undefeated.
two lesser notes
Art Abraham almost broke the world book of records JUMPROPING record! Hes a strong coordinated guy.
Also 16 year old Ruban Alexanyan of Armenia broke every record there is for the junior super heavy class in weightlifting and Armenia is very proud of him.

09-04-2007, 04:09 PM
I read that jump-roping thing. Thats pretty impressive. I read that the original record holder took another stab at it after Abraham and increased his record by another 10 or 20 jumps.

09-05-2007, 11:30 AM
I jump rope alot and believe me Im impressed......................

09-06-2007, 04:53 PM
By Roger T. Tubajiki
Ringside report.comm

Two main events of female world championship bouts will take place this weekend in Germany.

On Friday, at the Burg-Wächter Castello in Düsseldorf, Susianne Kentikian, 17-0, 13 KO’s, the Female WBA Flyweight Champion, will defend her title for the third time against Shanee Martin, 8-3, 4 KO’s, of England. In a bout that has been reported to be competitive and controversially scored, Shanee Martin lost a 10-round spilt decision to GBU Titleholder; the Hungarian Viktoria Milo. That excellent performance of Martin against Milo puts her in a position of being another tough challenger for Kentikian, who is coming off a successful title defense against Nadia Hockmi of France.

On Saturday, the Female WBA/WIBF/GBU Super Middleweight Champion, Natascha Ragosina, 14-0, 10 KO’s, will face Conjestina Achieng, 12-4-3, 1 KO, of Kenya, at the Martin-Hotel in Berlin for the WBA/WIBF and the vacant WIBA Championship bout.

In Dusseldorf, another female world championship on the card is for the vacant GBU Title and for the WIBF Super Welterweight Title hold by the defending champion, Karolina Lukasik, 7-0, and the bout will also count for the WBC eliminator. The challenger for this bout is the Argentinean, Gabriela Marcela Zapata, 6-2, 4 KO’s.

Also on the card are WBA #9 ranked Dimitri Sartison, 20-0, 13 KO’s, middleweight Gennady Golovkin, 8-0, 8 KO’s, and the German heavyweight prospect Sebastian Köeber, 9-0, 9 KO’s, who will face Edegar Da Silva, 25-9, 19 KO’s.

Further bouts will see female flyweight Rebekka Herrmann, 9-1, 2 KO’s, faces Maria Kriwoschapkina, 0-1, female super bantamweight Magdalena Dahlen, 5-0, 3 KO’s, faces Eva Liskova 5-3-1, 1 KO, and heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin, 2-0, 2 KO’s, who takes on Janos Somogyi, 8-23-1, 5 KO’s.

09-07-2007, 02:47 PM
check out the weigh in photo on fightnews.com Frankie. Susy is a cute little package of dynamite. I hope she can put it together on this nite against a tuff foe.

09-07-2007, 03:28 PM
Susi Kentikian 111.9 vs. Shanee Martin 111.5
(WBA world flyweight championship

09-08-2007, 01:16 PM
Hey Frankie thanks for the photo. As usual, you have no equal in this department. Much appreciated and as you can see Susie is a handful and she delivered big time Friday nite with a great performance and took out Martin in the third. The big crowd went wild and this girl has big time charisma and I hope they bring her to the states and I believe the American public will adore her especially if she keeps winning. I mean shes only 19 and full of spirit for fighting. The German public loves her and shes really big time over there and Im glad for it and the fact that Armenian girls (the weightlifting team female and male is european champs!) are getting a chance to compete in sports.

09-08-2007, 01:46 PM
Susi & Shanee are too good looking to be fighters.

09-08-2007, 02:42 PM
September 8, 2007

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside
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Photos: Marianne Müller

The fourth "ProSieben Fight Night" took place Friday night in front of 3,500 spectators at the Burg-Wächter-Castello in Dusseldorf, Germany. The card, promoted by Spotlight Boxing, featured young prospects like heavyweight Sebastian Köber, middleweight Gennady Golovkin and super middleweight Dimitri Sartison. In the main event, Susianna Kentikian defended her WBA Flyweight title against Shanee Martin from Great Britain. Also on the card were WIBF light middleweight champion Karolina Lukasik, junior bantamweight Magdalena Dahlen, flyweight Rebekka Herrmann and Vladimir Tereshkin at heavyweight.
WBA female flyweight champion Susianna Kentikian, boxing's newest female superstar, absolutely destroyed top contender Shanee Martin in three sensational rounds in the main event of the night. The "Killer Queen" started furiously, going after Martin from the opening bell and landing quick and powerful combinations at will. However, later in the first, Kentikian suffered a cut over her left eye by an accidental headbutt. Round two was another display of great skills by the champion as she completely overwhelmed Martin and stunned her a few times. The same happened in the third but after one minute, Kentikian landed a huge right hook on the chin of Martin. The challenger went down and was in no condition to continue after she got up, so the referee mercifully stopped the bout. Time was 1:14. It was probably the best fight of Kentikian's career, marking her third successful title defense. Her record stays perfect as she moves to 18-0 with 14 KOs. Martin falls to 8-4.

In a competitive clash between world rated super middleweights, WBA #9 rated Dimitri Sartison defeated stablemate and WBA #4 rated Gusmyl Perdomo by unanimous decision after ten rounds. Sartison suffered a cut on his forehead by an accidental headbutt in the first and was badly stunned by a very game Perdomo in the seventh. Although he was saved by the bell in round seven, Sartison was the better fighter throughout the fight. In the tenth and final round, both fighters threw everything at each other making it an exciting finish to a interesting battle. The judges scored it 97-95 and 96-95 twice for Sartison, who won a close but deserving victory as he improves to 21-0. Perdomo falls to 14-2.

Hot prospect Gennady Golovkin scored a eight round unanimous decision against very tough Mehdi Bouadia from France. In was a close affair, a very good bout. Bouadia fought spirited, going after his foe even after hard hits by Spotlight's up-and-coming middleweight star. Golovkin was looking for the knockout in the final stanza but was unable to get it, as Bouadia took everything he threw and fought back himself. After eight, it was, however, a unanimous decision by scores of 79-75 and 78-74 twice in favor of Golovkin, who kept his perfect record intact and stands now at 9-0 with 8 KOs.

Light middleweight titleholder Karolina Lukasik defeated Gabriele Marcela Zapata by TKO in the first world championship bout of the night. The champion was in command all the way, dropping Zapata with a left hook in the first en route to a TKO victory at 1:35 minute of round eight. Lukasik defended her WIBF championship, captured the vacant GBU and the WBA Interim title and won a eliminator for the female version of the WBC belt. She moves to 8-0, scoring the first stoppage of her career.

Spotlight's heavyweight hope Sebastian Köber destroyed journeyman Edegar Da Silva from Brazil in three rounds. Köber dominated the fight from the opening bell with his jab while making Da Silva miss. In the third, a huge counter right knocked Da Silva down and out. Official time was 2:24 minutes. With the victory, Köber kept his perfect record, moving to 10-0 with 10 KOs.

Russian heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin brutalized Janos Somogyi in the very first round, hitting him at will with hard shots until the referee finally stepped in at called a halt to the action at 2:14 minutes. Tereshkin moves to 3-0 with 3 KOs.

Female flyweight Rebekka Herrmann decisioned Maria Kriwoschapkina after six rounds of action. Scores were 59-56, 58-56 and 60-55 in favor of Herrmann, who moves to 10-1.

In a good opening bout, unbeaten female junior bantamweight Magdalena "The Beast" Dahlen scored a clear but hard-fought unanimous decision over Petra Jachmanova. Scores were 60-55 and 59-55 twice. Dahlen improves to 6-0.

09-09-2007, 02:32 PM
Agreed Frankie. I myself worry about these better looking girls and what might happen to their faces if this keeps up. I hate to think of 'punchy" and putty nosed girls.

09-14-2007, 02:32 PM
Check out on YOutube the susi kentikian ko of Sugar Shanee Martin. Has to be one of the best kos ever scored by a girl. Susi looking very cute in her purple mini looked like a combo of Dempsey, Tyson and Duran and I again say she just might be the most charismatic boxer on the planet. A real five foot package of dynamite! Would Regina Hamlich box her? I doubt that at this point. Martin was also a very pretty picture of a boxer but Susi comes in with "bad intentions".

09-14-2007, 03:10 PM

09-15-2007, 03:28 PM
Thanks for that Frankie! YOu the man as usual.
Yuri Barashian who will fight Ulrich for the Euro title won by 2ed round ko over a Azeri trailhorse with a bad record in the Ukraine.

09-25-2007, 05:45 PM
Roman Aramian won over Alexander Sipos to defend his German welter title last week.

10-02-2007, 06:50 PM
Artyom Hovanessyan fresh from Armenia with just four pro fights koed Jose Luis Soto Karass in the second round in Cali in a big upset. Soto had a record of 20-13-1 and Im sure he was a big favorite.

10-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Good results for Armenian fighters
Art Mirabyan won a nod over Ramon Heyes in Rusia. Art is a middleweight and is 9-0-4 while hayes drops to 15-26-1
Gennady Marderosyan a heavy won over Jairo Alvarez in russia also. Marderosyan is 10-1-3kos while Alvarez is 6-4-1.
and The Pride of Glendale Vanes Marderosyan won over Pat Thompson pitching a shutout over eight to become 16-0 while Thompson is 11-10.
in Muay Thai action
Edmond Tayvesyan won the US welter title in impressive fashion over the weekend and hes from Armenia fighting out of Glendale (Glendale must be a tuff place!)

10-15-2007, 02:46 PM
Vic Darchinyan back in action Saturday in his first outing in his comeback fighting for the vacant super fly IBF title. Good luck Vic.

10-18-2007, 08:37 AM
Gold Rush: Vic Darchinyan Returns This Saturday
By Peter Stitt-October 18, 2007
Ringside Report.com

Former IBF and IBO Flyweight champ, Vic Darchinyan, 28-1, 22 KO’s, returns to the ring following the loss of his titles to Nonito Donaire in July and goes straight in at the deep end in challenging for the vacant IBO Super Flyweight Title. The heavy-hitting Australian based Armenian is now thirty-one so his high level of activity is easily understood but he is perhaps still recovering from the near tragedy that occurred in his March meeting with Victor Burgos. Darchinyan stopped Burgos in the 12th round and then the Mexican lapsed into a coma from which he has, thankfully, subsequently emerged though one does wonder what residual psychological effects might linger in the mind of Darchinyan. In his very next fight following the Burgos encounter Vic lost his unbeaten record in getting stopped by Donaire in five rounds. A title fight seems a strange place for a fighter returning from the experience of a near tragedy and then his first, and quite decisive, defeat in his last two outings.

Fortunately for the Sydney southpaw he will be contesting the title against Federico Catubay. The Filipino fighter may be nicknamed “Magnifico” but his record is anything but magnificent, standing at 20-13-3, 11 KO’s. He’s been stopped seven times so, if Darchinyan retains any of his old passion, Catubay should be stopped emphatically. But boxing is rarely straightforward and I remember Jeff Fenech completely unraveling against light-hitting Calvin Grove following the beating he took from Azumah Nelson in their second fight. Who knows what effect the events of the last year have had on Darchinyan?

In an excellent main support, two unbeaten punchers face each other for the Australian Lightweight Title as Leonardo Zappavigna, 10-0, 7 KO’s, squares up against Ryan Langham, 9-0, 5 KO’s. Leonardo is just nineteen whilst Langham is twenty-five and, whilst both men seem highly promising, it seems likely that this will be explosive and might well not go the ten round distance.

Unbeaten Australian hope, twenty-year old William Kickett, 6-0, 3 KO’s, meets the Philippine’s Jun Paderna, 8-7, 4 KO’s, over six rounds at lightweight. Paderna may be called “The Neutralizer” but Kickett is going to neutralize him.

Meanwhile at middleweight, the unknown Nick Buonanova, 2-0, 1 KO, fights former kickboxer Aaron Ryan, 0-2. This looks a pointless exercise because Buonanova has already stopped, in two rounds, Ryan early this year and I see little point in this rematch.

The last two matches on this entertaining bill take place at light heavy, both over four rounds. Garth Wood, 1-1, 1 KO, faces Nick Xipolitas, 1-1-1, whilst debuting Bill Kalache takes on Steve Timbii, 0-2-0.

10-18-2007, 03:19 PM
Thanks for that Frankie. Vic is either exposed or more committed to learn from that defeat. He can still come back as he has the punch and the body. But that knockout was so severe. Yet Fullmer came back from such a shock. Well see.

10-21-2007, 09:29 AM
By Peter “The Emperor” Stitt-October 20, 2007
Ringside Report.com

The Australian media can heap all the praise in the world on Federico Catubay for his “heroic” effort in losing over twelve rounds and finally succumbing to former Flyweight Champion Vic Darchinyan on Saturday, but that cannot distract from the fact that the Filipino fighter came into this match with a 20-13-3, 11 KO’s, record and had been stopped no less than eight times. In getting the late TKO win, Darchinyan picked up the vacant IBO Super Flyweight Title but his performance raises more questions than answers.

Throughout the fight Darchinyan was aggressive but seemed to lack the intensity of his previous incarnation, flooring Catubay in the 7th, and again in the 11th but failed to put forth the quick demolition that most expected.

Catubay, for his part, won the hearts of more than a few of the Australian fans present with his showing. He came out openly mocking Darchinyan’s attacks but then gritted it out against the bigger puncher, soaking up round after round of punishment while making a reasonable fight of it.

One must ask where Darchinyan goes from here because, after the fight, he spoke of “easing” his way into a fight against an opponent with a record that did not give any indication of presenting a threat to the Armenian-Australian. When his previous conqueror, Nonito Donaire was mentioned as a possible future opponent, Darchinyan seemed very non committal and hesitant. Maybe the Victor Burgos and Donaire experiences have left Darchinyan somewhat “gun-shy” or reluctant to unload on a hurt opponent. If so, then Vic has to consider his options very carefully because the boxing ring is the worst place for hesitation.

The judges scorecards at the stoppage were 110-97 twice and 109-98 with Darchinyan’s record raised to 29-1, 23 KO’s,

On the under card the most significant action came with unbeaten fighters Leonardo Zappavigna and Ryan Langham contesting the Australian Lightweight Title. In an explosive contest Zappavigna went down in the first but turned the tide on Langham with two knockdowns in the 2nd and two also in the 3rd before the nineteen year old Zappavigna was awarded the bout by stoppage. Langham slips to 9-1, 5 KO’s, whilst Zappavigna raises his card to 11-0, 8 KO’s. With this sort of exciting performance Zappavigna looks to be following in the mould of fellow Australian lightweight Michael Katsidis. Now there’s a contest to be savored somewhere down the line.

10-21-2007, 07:36 PM
By Paul Upham:
Seconds Out.com

Two-time flyweight world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan added the vacant IBO junior bantamweight boxing world title to his collection with a 12th round TKO stoppage win over Federico Catubay on Saturday night at the Auburn RSL in Sydney, Australia. 31 year-old Darchinyan was competing for the first time since his shock world title knockout loss to Nonito Donaire on July 7 and wants a rematch next.

“I am learning from my mistakes and I am fighting better now,” Darchinyan said after the win. “I think my promoter Gary Shaw will put together the rematch now with Donaire, if not at the end of the year, early in 2008.”

Darchinyan 29-1 (23) in black trunks was pressing forward without being overly aggressive in round 1. The shorter Catubay, in white trunks with red and green sides, was a little wild at times. Darchinyan was trying to measure with his right jab then a left uppercut landed. In round 2, there were wild punches from Catubay as Darchinyan pressed ahead. A left hook to the body was acknowledged by Catubay with a head nod. The ‘Raging Bull’ then landed a left uppercut under the jaw to end the round.

It was a wild start to the 3rd round from both boxers. Darchinyan went back to his more aggressive attacking style. The referee warned Catubay on the run for a borderline low blow. It was then back to a slower pace for both men. Catubay got caught with an uppercut and rushed forward trying to smother Darchinyan. In round 4 there were firm straight left lands from Darchinyan. Catubay was soaking up more and more punches. There was a nice straight left to the body from Darchinyan in round 5, who was loosening up and attacking more freely. Three brutal punches landed on Catubay who was rocked, but refused to go down. In his best minute of the fight, a left hand from Catubay landed and Darchinyan was pushed back onto the ropes, which appeared to save him from hitting the canvas.

Darchinyan, the Armenian born 2000 Olympian and Australian citizen, showed fast aggressive hands in round 6. Catubay was trying to fight back. Darchinyan was clipped by a right hand as he went back and he was pushed off balance into the ropes. A left hand to the body from Darchinyan deflated the attack of Catubay. Darchinyan was winding up more with his punches in round 7. Catubay was put down to the canvas by a left-right combination, but regained his feet and beat the count. Darchinyan was swaying out of the way to avoid Catubay’s punches in round 8. Catubay was rocked again by a left uppercut.

27 year-old Catubay from Cebu City in the Philippines, was standing in front of Darchinyan in round 9, trying to make him miss and counter. Darchinyan measured a sweetly timed left to the body. In round 10, Darchinyan was coming forward cautiously looking for an opening. A tough chin from Catubay was keeping him on his feet. Three straight punches landed flush on Catubay. Two right hands from Catubay landed to end the round as Darchinyan got hit with his hands down.

Catubay 20-14-3 (11) was down early from a fast flurry in round 11. He disputed the ruling from the referee and tried to fight his way back. Darchinyan was very aggressive in the opening seconds of the final round as he looked for a stoppage win. The home boxer was thrashing away as Catubay wobbled along the ropes. He went down three times from slips and it appeared the end was near. Finally, Catubay took numerous flush, hard punches and referee Gary Dean jumped in to stop the fight at the 2:03 minute mark.

Darchinyan told his many fans in the live crowd after the win, “Thank you to all of my supporters. I am giving all of my world title belts to you.”
In his last two fights Australian lightweight champion Lenny Zappavigna has been dropped to the canvas, but he simply refuses to be stopped or beaten, winning an explosive defence by 3rd round stoppage against the previously undefeated Ryan Langham in the main support bout.

19 year-old Zappavigna 11-0 (8) went down in round 1 and looked to be unsteady, but then responded by knocking Langham 9-1 (5) down to the canvas. Langham was down again in round 2, twice. He survived, but a vicious right hand knocked him down again early in round 3. Zappavigna was cut over his left eye, but 25 year-old Langham was down again towards the end of round 3 and trainer Craig Christian in the corner threw in the towel to stop the contest at the 2:30 minute mark.

10-21-2007, 08:30 PM
Thanks Frankie. I think vic might be a little gunshy about Donaire. He is more careful in the ring now also from what Ive heard. That may not be a bad thing.

10-21-2007, 08:41 PM
Thanks Frankie. I think vic might be a little gunshy about Donaire. He is more careful in the ring now also from what Ive heard. That may not be a bad thing.

Thanks Rocky;

I agree with you on Vic, that it may be a good thing for him if he is more careful, like keeping his hands up.

10-25-2007, 02:12 PM
Levon Kiragosyan euro champ at super heavy defends against one Sergy Gulyakevich 23-1 in Italy. Kiragosyan has the big punch and has shown it in his last few events in England.
also Art Abraham defends against Howard Eastman conquerer Wayne Elcock 18-2 in switzerland. If Art wins and Kelly Pavlick wins lets get these two into a ring for a fight of the year.

10-27-2007, 10:16 AM
By Roger T. Tubajiki-October 27, 2007
Ringside Report.com

A few months ago, the reigning WIBF Flyweight Champion, Regina Halmich, revealed that she would end her professional career, a career that began in 1994 in her hometown of Karlsruhe, Germany, against Fienie Klee, which she won via six round points decision. In contrast to today's female boxing, the early years of Regina Halmich in professional boxing met critics who were skeptic and voiced their views loudly. Despite the critics, Regina seemed to have the ability to provide convincing ideas with realistic prospects of female boxing developing into an innovative and through her long time struggle, the popularity of female boxing, especially in Germany, has grown tremendously.

This past February, Halmich made her debut as a boxing moderator on television and this is what she wants to continue to continue doing when she retires from boxing. The night of November 30th, 2007, at the DM Arena, will be known by many as the icon of female boxing in Germany, the “Box Queen” Regina Halmich's last appearance in the ring as a fighter as she is set to defend her title in her farewell bout against Hagar Shmoulefeld of Israel.

It has been announced that if Regina should defend her title and retires, as she has planned, the title will be considered vacant and up for grabs when the current WBA Female Flyweight Champion, Susi Kentikian, when she faces former title challenger, Nadia Hockmi in a rematch, on December 7th, 2007, at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.

The end of Regina's career should not be a note of desperation for female boxing and fans. She is a source of inspiration for other female boxers and since the end of her career, has raised some conversation about who will be the next Regina Halmich out of the other female boxers in Germany. It appears that almost every female boxer has a tremendous respect for her for lifting the sport of female boxing to the level it is today, but each of the other female fighters seem to enjoy her personality in the sport.

Presently, Susi Kentikian is considered by many German female boxing fans to be the most exciting and charismatic female boxer that the country has ever produced and from a popularity standpoint, the successor of Halmich.

Many fans admire Kentikian for her combativeness and enthusiasm and you can feel the electricity in the arena when she steps into the ring, which she proved recently in a bout that ended spectacularly with a third round TKO over the dangerous Shanee Martin of the United Kingdom.

As asylum seekers, the family of Kentikian knew the fear of seeing their request for asylum rejected in Germany and being sent back to their home country of Armenia where they fled the breaking Nagorno-Karabakh War, which was the armed conflict that took place from 1988 to 1994. Kentikian was a mere child at the time.

That fear occupied their minds during that period but never stopped Kentikian, who got temporary residence to go to school and work at the same time as a cleaner in a local fitness studio to provide for her family. Meanwhile, Kentikian used to accompany her brother to a local boxing Gym where she discovered her passion for the sport.

When she started with boxing training, she realized that it helped her forget those turbulent moments and gave her reasons to stay strong and focused. With a successful amateur career, and an attractive boxing style, Kentikian earned the attention of the local press and signed for a professional career, which helped her family get a permanent residence permit in Germany as they were about to be deported back to Armenian.

The professional boxing career of Kentikian began in January of 2005, which she won via a 4-round UD over IIiana Boneva of Bulgaria. The rest of her bouts until now were won in majority by way of TKO. This is why some people name her the “Mike Tyson” of female flyweight division. This past February, Kentikian defeated Carolina Alvarez to claim the WBA Female Flyweight Title, which she defended against Maria Jose Nunez Anchorena, Nadia Hockmin, and Shanee Martin.

Among the four last opponents of Kentikian, Nadia Hockmi is the only to have tactically handled Kentikian’s pressure. This time around, Kentikian has promised her many fans that Nadia will pay a huge price come December 7th, because she will be honored to defend her WBA Title and add the WIBF belt should Regina Halmich successfully defend her title in her last bout.

10-27-2007, 03:31 PM
Thanks for that Frankie. I AGREE!!! Susie is one ball of dynamite and I wish the US fans could see her.

To show the Armenians dont always win Dennis Bakhtov 25-5 -16 won in Russia in a heavyweight clash over helpless Armenian Cedrak Agagulyan 1-16 on a 6 round ko.

10-29-2007, 03:35 PM

Undefeated IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham is looking forward to his first fight on foreign territory as he takes on Britain´s Wayne Elcock in Switzerland on December 8. Today the two fighters met for the first time at a press conference in Basle. "It is my goal to make big fights in America, so Switzerland will be a good first step," King Arthur (24-0, 19 KOs) said. "I am really looking forward to boxing in Basle."

After knocking out mandatory challenger Khoren Gevor in Berlin, Abraham is confident of success against the 33-year-old Brit. However, he has promised not to underestimate his opponent. "I take him very seriously," Abraham stated. "Just like me, he has defeated Howard Eastman, who is a very good puncher. I´ll be starting my training camp tomorrow and will be highly concentrated."

The fight will also spell Elcock´s first appearance outside Great Britain. "That does not make a difference for me," the challenger (18-2, 8 KOs) said. "I am coming here to win the title and that is all that matters."

After the press conference in Basle, Abraham and his coach Ulli Wegner travelled straight to their training camp base in Zinnowitz (Baltic Sea), where practice will begin tomorrow morning. "We´re eager to start the preparation. I´m sure the boys will have a lot of fun," Wegner said with a smile.

Meanwhile, manager Kalle Sauerland revealed that King Arthur is getting more and more popular all over the world. "The TV interest in his fights is very high and can be compared to the Valuev fight in Basle (vs. Jameel McCline)," he stated. "King Arthur´s popularity is growing, especially in America. They have some well-known middleweights over there. That´s why our champion is of big interest to them." Sauerland added that a showdown with Jermain Taylor and Kelly Pavlik is planned for the near future.

10-29-2007, 04:25 PM
If Abraham wins this one its time to come over here ala Marcel Cerdan and work his way to fight the best American middle. Him and Pavlick? Now who wouldnt love to see that?

10-30-2007, 07:28 PM
Danielyan 48 kg Javakian 60kg Avanikyan 81kg Hovannessyan 54 kg and Hambartsumyan 64 kg have advanced in the world amatuers and are now in the semi finals or quarter finals. Not bad for a nation of about 1,000,000 men. Best news of all is that Avanikyan at 81 kg was victorious over his Turkish opponent which might mean more than the gold to Armenians all over the world.

11-03-2007, 04:08 PM
in woodland hills california Vardan Gasparyan won in six over Steve Verdan. Gasparyan is now 8-1-3 with his over matched foe 8-34-2.

11-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Ruben Abramyan a armenian heavyweight upped his record to 10-0 with 9 kos with a vic over John Maire of Tanzania in a main event in Russia. It was the first time Ruben went the distance over his more experienced foe who had over 30 matches.
Armenian fighters failed to advance in the world amatuers and won 3 fourth place finishes, BUT THE ITALIANS WON THE HEAVY AND SUPER HEAVY TITLES!!!! Being that Im half Italian Im very happy and surprised by this. Hopefully the Italians will start to again produce good fighters.

11-13-2007, 10:33 AM
Darchinyan-Gorres purse bid!
The IBF has scheduled a November 20th purse bid for a junior banatamweight eliminator for the #1 position between former flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan and Z Gorres. The winner should get a crack at IBF world champion Dimitri Kirilov.

11-13-2007, 08:39 PM
This kind of bugs me unless Vic fights and wins and then wants Doniare. A great fighter should want the guy he lost to as soon as he can get him. I hope Vic goes on and if he wins tries to get Nonito as soon as he can. Otherwise I think he may be a little awed and has lost some confidence.

12-01-2007, 04:00 PM
Poor Arshak TerMeliksetian who looked promising a year or so ago was put out in the first round of a shootout with Alfredo Angulo who is undefeated. Arshak drops to 16-6 with 13 kos. the kid just cant get past it to deliver his bombs.
On a better note for Armenian boxing Koren Gavor who lost a hard fought one to Art abraham got back on the winning road handling overmatched Nick Rodriguez in 8 in Germany.
Susi Kentikian goes for Hamlichs old title next week and that will be a big one for her fans as she faces here toughest foe.

Mike DeLisa
12-02-2007, 01:20 AM
Tige Armen, a heavy from the 30s, was armenian. I lose track of him after he joins the army in 1931 -- he has a couple of bouts in Panama and then disappears.

Anyone have more info?

Juan C Ayllon
12-02-2007, 01:20 PM





Suzi Kentikian (darker hair) and Regina Halmich in several press release photos

Hey Rock,

I thought you might appreciate these photos I received from the people at Universum, who keep sending me press releases in German! I've emailed them about this several times, to no avail!

Maybe this is anarchistic on my part, but I post them as they are now and again. I think it's kind of funny and, no doubt, some German-speaking people appreciate it.

Here's a link to their latest piece:

Universum Press Release Link (http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00003797.htm)



12-03-2007, 06:23 PM
Juano Hey man thanks for them. I reallly liked them as both girls are fine fighters and athletes and special people. Susie looks pretty strong dont she? Id love to see that fight of hers as she is all action.
Mikey thanks for that on Tige. Ill have to get on that and find out some stuff on him. I think there was a heavyweight out of Jersey during the Louis days named Charley Krikorian. Know anything about him?

12-03-2007, 06:24 PM
Juano Hey man thanks for them. I reallly liked them as both girls are fine fighters and athletes and special people. Susie looks pretty strong dont she? Id love to see that fight of hers as she is all action.
Mikey thanks for that on Tige. Ill have to get on that and find out some stuff on him. I think there was a heavyweight out of Jersey during the Louis days named Charley Krikorian. Know anything about him?

Juan C Ayllon
12-04-2007, 02:39 PM
You're very welcome, Rocky! From what I saw on Youtube.com, Suzi can really fight.

Have a good one,


12-06-2007, 04:02 PM
Big weekend as both Art Abraham and Susie Kentikian defend the belts and undefeated records taking on tuff foes.
Abraham takes on tuff Brit Wayne Elcock and Susie takes on her #1 foe Nadia Hockmi. Id love to see either bout.

12-06-2007, 04:12 PM
Germany and Switzerland Present a Weekend of Boxing
By Roger T. Tubajiki
Ringside Report.com

This weekend, two world championship bouts will take place when Female WBA Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian,18-0, 14 KO’s, will defend her title in Hamburg, Germany, against the same Nadia Hockmi, 9-5-1, 5 KO’s, she defeated via split decision in their first encounter on Friday at the Sporthalle and IBF Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham, 24-0, 19 KO’s, will make his sixth title defense against Wayne Elcock, 18-2, 8 KO’s, of Birmingham, England, on Saturday at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

This time around for Susi Kentikian and Nadia Hockmi, the female WIBF flyweight belt vacated by former champion, Regina Halmich after defending it successfully this past Friday against Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer in her last professional bout, will be up for grabs.

In her quest to hold both the Female WBA and WIBF Flyweight Titles, Susi Kentikian, who is coming off a spectacular third-round TKO win over Shanee Martin this past September, stated that she is very honored to fight for a belt vacated by Regina Halmich, the one she considered to be her role model for lifting the women boxing in Germany to the level it is today.

In the co-main event, WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title holder Sebastian Zbik, 20-0, 8 KO’s, will face Samir Dos Santos Barbosa, 17-2-3, 13 KO’s, heavyweight, Sebastian Köber, 11-0, 11 KO’s, will face Lee Swaby, 22-17-2,11 KO’s, and super featherweight Vitali Tajbert, 13-0, 5 KO’s, will meet Sergio Palomo, 21-2, 9 KO’s.

In Basel, both Arthur Abraham and Wayne Elcock, who defeated Howard Eastman in his last, are physically and mentally well prepared for their encounter and promised to give a great fight for the boxing fans.

12-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Susi Kentikian the "Killer Queen" looking strong as hell beat Nadia Hockmi another very rough girl by a unanimous nod for Regina Hamlich's belt. The pics of the fight show a very tuff encounter and a very powerful looking Susi who has become the darling of the German boxing fans. Congrats to this young girl.....tonight its Art Abraham against a focused Wayne Elcock for his middle belt. Be careful Art, as Wayne looks very very ready!

12-09-2007, 04:00 PM
From what I understand Art Abraham impressed with his big power and took out Wayne Elcock in five with a big performance of punching. He is now in line for a HBO USA debut and he could prove very popular and a bout with the winner of Kelley and Jermain will be a big one for the fans. If its Kelley oh my God, what power will be in that ring!
Also on the Spike Ultimite Fighting show Roman Mitchiyan won in 26 seconds over his foe in a impressive performances. Armenians fighters seem to be everywhere for such a small group of men.

12-10-2007, 06:36 PM
Arthur Abraham Destroys Wayne Elcock to Retain IBF Middleweight Title
By Roger T. Tubajiki (At Ringside)
Ringside Report.com

This past Friday in front a large audience at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany, the female WBA Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian, 19-0, 14 KO’s, retained her title and added the vacant WIBF Flyweight Title vacated by former champion Regina Halmich with a ten round unanimous decision over Nadia Hokmi, 10-6-1, 6 KO’s.

Minutes before the fight, RSR caught up with Nadia Hokmi who stated: “I am doing well physically and mentally. This is the moment I have been waiting for and fighting for the WBA and WIBF Flyweight Belts motivates me enormously. In our first encounter, I thought I won the fight but the result went against me. I think tonight it’s going to be a war, because I know she is going to enjoy her home crowd and come in and put a lot of pressure on me. This is what I like, because it motivates me to work harder. I saw her last fight in which she was quicker and I think her previous opponent, Shanee Martin, was too open in front her, and I know Susi would try to do the same thing against me, but tonight I would handle her with counter-punches and use my right hand to hurt her badly.”

The bout started off with Kentikian pressing the action while throwing some clean punches to the head of Hokmi, who responded with a few effective one. The second round appeared to be close as both fighters traded hard. From the fourth round, Hokmi began to throw punches effectively from the outside, but Susi was still coming forward while throwing punches to the body and head. As the bout progressed, Hokmi’s left hand began to slow her opponent down as she threw it over and over again, but the bout was still competitive as both fighters continued to trade punches.

Kentikian looked dangerous went she caught Hokmi on the ropes twice as she threw some hard shots to the head, but her opponent was able to counter-punch from that position and get out of it quickly. Both fighters exchanged hard in the ninth and tenth and Hokmi seemed to have a slight edge in those two last rounds. The score were: 97-95, 96-94, and 97-94, all for Kentikian.

Minutes after the fight, I caught up again with Hokmi and she stated: “It was a tough fight and I realized that I hurt her badly and thought Susi would fall down sometimes in the fight, but she was still there. My left hand worked perfectly and I hurt her also with my right hand. I don’t know if I will fight Susi again. I think maybe I have to move up in weight.”

To speak about Susi’s future, I caught up with Dietmar Poszwa, the manager of Susi Kentikian. “I am very happy tonight that Susi holds two belts now. I absolutely believe that Susi is one of the most exciting female boxers the boxing world has now and we first recognized her boxing potential from her first bout as the crowd was excited with her fighting style. Susi can punch hard, which is something very special in female boxing today. We put Susi in with good opponents since the beginning of her professional career and she has progressed a lot. Of course, our aim is to have all flyweight championship belts, but I think, we need to do it step by step, because Susi is just 20 years old and at the beginning of her career. She still has to learn more and avoid mistakes. I think tonight Susi Kentikian and Nadia Hokmi traded a lot punches and it was a hard fought UD for Susi. I think now we are up in the position where we can say everything went accordingly and Susi will continue to face good opponents as she did in the past.”

In the co-main event, unbeaten WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Sebastian Zbik, 21-0, 8 KO’s, scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Samir Dos Santos Barbosa, 17-3-3, 13 KO’s. Scores were 120-108, 120-108, and 119-109. In a junior welterweight bout, Marcos Rene Maidana, 21-0, 20 KO’s, scored an eighth round knockout over Manuel Garnica, 21-8, 11 KO’s.

Unbeaten heavyweight Sebastian Köeber, 12-0, 11 KO’s, won a six round scheduled bout by UD over Lee Swaby, 22-18-2, 11 KO’s. Score were 59-54, 59-54, and 59-55. “This was a good fight for me. I had to go the full six rounds with Swaby, who was very resistant and is an experienced fighter. I learned from this fight a lot. My hands hurt because I threw a lot of hard shots and I am happy that I won. I think I need some more fights like this for my progression toward my aim, which is be the next Germany heavyweight champion of the world,” stated Sebastian Köeber to RSR.

Unbeaten super featherweight Vitali Tajbert, 14-0, 6 KO’s, scored an impressive tenth round TKO against Youssouf Djibaba, 15-13-2, 3 KO’s. Time was 2:51. Djibaba stated to RSR that he hard trouble with Tajbert's right hand. Heavyweight Vladimir Tereshkin, 5-0, 4 KO’s, scored a knockout over Aleksander Borhovs, 7-21-1, at 1:07 of round three and featherweight prospect Marcel Meyerdiercks, 5-0, 3 KO’s, scored a UD over Juris Ivanovs , 0-5, by scores of 40-36 on all cards.
On Saturday at the St. Jacoshalle in Basel, Switzerland, the IBF Middleweight Champion, Arthur Abraham, 25-0, 20 KO’s, scored a sixth round TKO over Wayne Elcock, 18-3, 8 KO’s, to retain his title. Abraham, dropped Elcock with a right hand in the second round, and continued to observe passively Elcock until the sixth round where he landed a big right hook that almost sent Elcock’s head out of the ring and followed it up with another hard combination that caused the referee to stop the bout at that point.

For the European Super Middleweight Championship, Cristian Sanavia, 40-3-1, 12 KO’s, the defending champion and Danilo Haussler, 29-3-1, 7 KO’s, battled to a draw. In a spectacular heavyweight battle for the IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight title, Danny Williams, 37-6, 30 KO’s, and Oleg Platov, 26-1, 22 KO’s, exchanged hard shots from the first round on and saw their about be stopped in round four due to a bad cut suffered by Platov above his left eye following an accidental head-butt in the second round. The cut got worse as the bout progressed and the referee waved it off, and according to the IBF rules, the bout was declared a no contest.

12-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the support with the news Frankie! Again I appreciate your efforts alot. Youre a good man. This news again shows that Susie has the drive to become a great little fighter. She is only just twenty recently and has come so far. Love to see her in the States some day. You and yours have a great Christmas Pal and again thanks for the help with the news.

12-14-2007, 04:26 PM
A very tough young Armenian fighter named Aram Ramazyan fights for some title of sorts in the Ukraine tomorrow. Hes a lightweight and I hope a vic for him will lead to bigger things and a break.

12-18-2007, 04:06 PM
Levon Kiragosyan a big puncher 26-4-17 defends his Euro 130 belt against Sergy Gulyakevich 23-1 in Italy this weekend/
Also Aram Ramazian lost to Andri Kudryauksev by unim nod at 135 lbs in the Ukraine.

12-18-2007, 04:07 PM
Levon Kiragosyan a big puncher 26-4-17 defends his Euro 130 belt against Sergy Gulyakevich 23-1 in Italy this weekend/
Also Aram Ramazian lost to Andri Kudryauksev by unim nod at 135 lbs in the Ukraine.

12-22-2007, 03:20 PM
Vanes Marderosyan won in a first round blowout against a overmatched foe on the Clotty v Alvarez card on versus tv. Vanes continues undefeated and he continues his slow climb to experience and success. He has enormous ability on offense, size and speed and Shelly Finkel to advise him. I just hope they continue to let the kid gain experience. Hes got the tools to be a really good fighter.

jim glen
12-23-2007, 07:17 PM
Hey Rock I'm sure you've seen this over at Boxrec,


the 'bulk' of noted Arminian fighters can be found between Lightweight & Super-Middleweight, can't say as I'm familiar with any of them, though some have good records...

I hope this time of year finds you in God's good grace, God Bless Rock and of course your late wife. We'll all meet at Ringside in that great mainevent in the sky!

Maranatha, Rock Maranatha.

jim glen
12-23-2007, 07:46 PM
Hey Rock I'm sure you've seen this over at Boxrec,


the 'bulk' of noted Arminian fighters can be found between Lightweight & Super-Middleweight, can't say as I'm familiar with any of them, though some have good records...

I hope this time of year finds you in God's good grace, God Bless Rock and of course your late wife. We'll all meet at Ringside in that great mainevent in the sky!

Maranatha, Rock Maranatha.

12-26-2007, 04:38 PM
My main man JIm! Its a honor to hear from you and thank you so much for the conversation over the past few years. Im wishing you health and long life my brother as we speak. I hope what you say is the case Jimmy Boy and I cant wait to meet you there!
yur pal Rock
by the way Levon Karagosyan lost his Euro title to Sergy Gulgkevich in a uni nod. the boxer out pointed the puncher.

12-30-2007, 04:48 PM
Good weekend for Armenian fighters as undefeated strongman Karo Murat won his tuffest middle test over his undefeated Italian opponent Emiliano Gaetano by tko and impressed.
Also Manny "Manvel the Anvil" Gamburyan won big time at UFC and is heading to bigger things as he is very popular.

01-01-2008, 02:34 AM
A crowd pleasing junior middleweight whose fights have become hot tickets in the Southern California area, Vanes MARTIROSYAN (16-0, 11 KOs) is on the verge of big things in the 154 pound weight class. A 2004 United States Olympian, the ‘Nightmare’ has come along nicely in the pro ranks, scoring wins over Taronze Washington and Alexis Divison en route to a perfect record.

01-02-2008, 03:18 PM
Glendale Cali must be a pretty rough place as plenty of boxers and ultimate fighters and martial arts champs are coming out of that small city.

01-04-2008, 02:54 PM
Vanes Marderosyan from Glendale takes on Clarence Taylor at junior middle in LA this weekend/ Vanes as Frankie pointed out is still undefeated and quite a prospect.

01-05-2008, 12:45 PM
Super-welterweight remains undefeated, but his trainer says there's work to be done.

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Veteran boxing trainer Ronnie Shields has instructed multiple world champions, estimating the number to be 15. He predicts he's working with another champion in Glendale super-welterweight Vanes Martirosyan.

A 2004 U.S. Olympian, Martirosyan flashed the powerful, fast right hand and stiff jab Friday night that have Shields excited. Yet, in remaining unbeaten with a six-round unanimous decision over Clarence Taylor at the Alameda Swap Meet, Martirosyan (18-0, 12 knockouts) also showed that work remains before a belt can be claimed. "Vanes just needs to settle down a little more, like going to the body more against this guy," Shields said.

Martirosyan won with judges Lou Filipo, Max DeLuca and Marty Denkin awarding him scores of 60-54, but agreed he spent too much time attacking Taylor's "hard head."

Now training in Houston with Shields after parting with another respected veteran trainer, Freddie Roach, Martirosyan said any frustration he was feeling for failing to land a knockout against the overmatched Taylor (12-13) was lessened by the knowledge he'll have a busy schedule this year. He's scheduled to fight again in March.

The 21-year-old drew cheers from a crowd estimated to be 1,000 who attended the Telefutura-televised card inside a cold, tented ring. The conditions forced main-event fighter Dario Esalas to enter the ring wearing a thick sweater and featured steam coming off the fighters' bodies later in the evening.

In the night's other fights, Esalas was knocked out in the second round by World Boxing Council Continental Americas super-lightweight champion Michele Rosales (19-1, 17 KOs); former WBC light-flyweight champion Brian Viloria (20-2) won a unanimous decision over Jose Garcia Bernal (26-11-1), knocking him down in the eighth round; and 21-year-old Juan Garcia, a lightweight from Phoenix, survived a forehead cut sustained in a head butt to remain unbeaten (14-0) with a unanimous decision over Puerto Rico's Gamalier Rodriguez (5-1).


01-12-2008, 04:38 PM
Thanks Frankie as always for the considerations. :Youre one of the very best and I hope we meet someday.

Juan C Ayllon
01-14-2008, 01:39 PM
Hey Rocky,

I just posted this up for Karl on the CBZ Newswire page:

Vanes Piece (http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00003896.htm)



01-15-2008, 03:14 PM
Thanks Juano!!!!!! Great article about a up and coming punching freak! Check it out fans!

01-22-2008, 04:32 PM
Rudoph Asiaturyan heavyweight at 6-0 takes on Slovene Champ Artem Vychkin and Karen Avetisyan 2-0 is also in action in Russia this weekend.

Juan C Ayllon
01-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Glad you liked them, Rocky!

Here's a link to two photos Karl submitted of friends of Karl's with Vanes:

Vanes Pics Link (http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00003932.htm)

01-25-2008, 02:32 PM
Thanks Juano. Look at the hands on Vanes!!!!!! Like a heavyweight. Hes a powerful kid for sure. By the way both Asiaturyan and Avetisyan won their bouts in Russia yesterday.

01-29-2008, 03:55 PM
Yuri Barasyan gets a euro light heavy title shot in late Feb with Thomas Ulrich. Good luck Yuri

02-01-2008, 02:00 PM
Some days in a professional boxer´s life are better than others. Just
ask King Arthur Abraham. On Saturday, the IBF middleweight champion´s
expertise will again be needed to determine Germany´s most beautiful
model. For the third time, Abraham will be among the jury experts who
elect the “Miss Germany”.

Over 200 journalists will cover the high-profile event from the
Europa-Park Rust, and they can take one thing for granted – all 22
contenders will be in top shape after undergoing a special training
session with King Arthur. Last week the unbeaten 27-year-old (25-0, 20
KOs) flew out to El Gouna, Egypt, for a special boxing/fitness work-out
with the beauty queens. “During the practice session, I was very
strict,” said Abraham. “That´s how I learned it from my coach Ulli
Wegner. If the ladies didn´t obey my orders, they had to do push-ups.
But most of them did really well. To my surprise they were all
physically very fit. It was a lot of fun.”

Juan C Ayllon
02-01-2008, 03:47 PM

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

Solely in the interest of protecting Arthur Abraham from losing focus on his training, I'd be happy to assume his judging and training duties.

I mean, is possibly losing his IBF title worth it?

Please, tell Arthur I'll take one on the chin for him and relieve him of this unnecessary burden.


Juan C. Ayllon
News Editor & Staff Writer, Cyber Boxing Zone

02-01-2008, 06:30 PM
Abraham's a good guy to have around at the 160 pound class. He'd make for good fights with virtually anyone. Somewhere down the line at whatever weight I'd like to see him take on Pavlik.

02-02-2008, 03:46 PM
Good work fellas!!! You guys are the best. Of course Arthur needs that beauty contest like a hole in the head. Hes got to be in shape for the future and yes I think he and Pavlick would be a great great fight. Arthur moves well and he hits very very hard and has all the heart in the world.
By the way ex champ Vic Darchinyan boxed a disputed draw in the Phillipines last night with Z Gorres. I heard it was a great fight full of action and Vic scored a few credited knockdowns with both guys scoring big shots.

02-13-2008, 05:08 PM
Vanes Marderosyan looked pretty deadly in his tv fight with Jorqe Munoz. This kid is a comer and is gonna be there in the future.

02-16-2008, 03:25 PM
Karo Murat and Alex Abraham both undefeated middles on the card tonight in Germany.....Art Abraham defends against Efren Ayala 18-2 warming up for a potential unification bout in the USA. (I hope so)

Obama fan
02-17-2008, 09:14 AM

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

Solely in the interest of protecting Arthur Abraham from losing focus on his training, I'd be happy to assume his judging and training duties.

I mean, is possibly losing his IBF title worth it?

Please, tell Arthur I'll take one on the chin for him and relieve him of this unnecessary burden.


Juan C. Ayllon
News Editor & Staff Writer, Cyber Boxing Zone

Look awfully skinny to me.

02-20-2008, 04:10 PM
all three Armenians won their bouts in Germany being the Murat brothers Karo and Koko and Alexander Abraham.

02-20-2008, 04:10 PM
all three Armenians won their bouts in Germany being the Murat brothers Karo and Koko and Alexander Abraham.

02-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Good weekend for Armenians! Yuri Barashyan won the Euro Light heavy title by koing Thomas Ulrich in 8. Rudolph Abramyan Armenian heavy hope is now 11-0 10 kos after stopping Andrey Kokolin in three. Good work Yuri!

02-27-2008, 10:06 PM
Susi Kentikian Defends Her WBA/WIBF Flyweight Titles in Germany this Friday
By Roger T. Tubajiki
Ringside Report.com

2007 was a very successful year for Susi Kentikian, 19-0, 14 KO’s, a year in which she had four successful defenses of her Female WBA Flyweight belt, which she won on February, 16, 2007, against Carolina Alvarez.

She added the WIBF Flyweight Belt vacated by the Germany’s female boxing icon Regina Halmich, Kentikian puts her titles on line this Friday at the Sport Halle Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany, against the current WIBF Minimumweight Champion, Sarah Goodson, 26-15-1, 9 KO’s, of the Philippines who is based in Paris, USA.

In the co-main event, which appears to be exciting, both unbeaten super featherweight Vitali Tajbert, 14-0, 6 KO’s, of Germany and Jesus Garcia Escalona, 15-0, 6 KO’s, of Spain will battle for the EU Championship Title. Tajbert stated that he has prepared this fight accordingly and believes that the boxing fans will see an exciting fight.

Also on the card are heavyweights Sebastian Köber, 12-0, 11 KO’s, Dieter Roth, 16-0, 10 KO’s, middleweight Gennady Golovkin, 9-0, 8 KO’s, featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks, 5-0, 3 KO’s, and heavyweight Markus Tomala, who will make his pro debut.

02-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Frankie go to fightnews.com and check out the weigh in photos of Susie. Shes some cutie and if here in the states would make a big splash as she can really fight to go with that smile.

02-28-2008, 03:04 PM
Frankie go to fightnews.com and check out the weigh in photos of Susie. Shes some cutie and if here in the states would make a big splash as she can really fight to go with that smile.


Susie, is one hot lookin' babe.


An her opponent is not bad either

02-28-2008, 03:07 PM
and she fights as good as she looks!!!!!!!!

03-01-2008, 02:25 PM
Right on Brother Frank, She demolished Sarah last nite in three rounds. Susie is one hot girl all right with a killer instinct to match. Love to see her here in the States.

03-01-2008, 04:25 PM
Susianna Kentikian (R) vs Sarah Goddson

03-03-2008, 03:54 PM
A little Tyson Frankie. Susi is a star and I think shes gonna be really hard to deal with in that ring at her weight.

03-04-2008, 04:10 PM
in Russia Genadi Marderosyan 11-1 over Kai Kauramaki 13-15 at middleweight and Armenian Yuri Magranian a feather lost his pro debut v Gayra Abdulhakimov in two.

03-28-2008, 09:57 AM
IBF Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham Takes on Elvin Ayala in Germany this Saturday

By Roger T. Tubajiki
Ringside Report.com

This Saturday at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany, Arthur Abraham, 25-0, 20 KO’s, the IBF Middleweight Champion, will make the seventh title defense when he meets the American, Elvin Ayala, 18-2-1, 8 KO’s.

Both fighters are in fight shape and have shown determination going into this one. Ayala, who is coming off a draw in his last bout against the Contender Champion, Sergio Mora, is confident he will upset Abraham whose desire is a unification bout in the U.S. should he win on Saturday.

Abraham has a great track record, defeating Edison Miranda in a bout where his jaw was broken and he was badly hurt most of the bout. He also defeated Kingsley Ikeke, Shannan Taylor, Kofi Jantuah, and recently Wayne Elcock. He should be favored over Ayala, who has fought very suspect opposition, most bringing in unimpressive records. This will be the biggest challenge by miles for Ayala.

In the co-main event, WBA Fedelatin/WBC Latino Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, 14-0, 8 KO’s, will face Wayne Braithwaite, 22-3, 18 KO’s, and female welterweight Cecilia “First Lady” Braekhus, 5-0, 2 KO’s, will take on Tatjana

03-28-2008, 02:17 PM
Thanks Frankie. Would like to see Abraham in with Kelly Pavlick if he wins. Would be a outstanding bout. Dont know if youve ever seen Abraham but hes very very strong.

03-30-2008, 01:44 AM
Abraham retains title with twelfth round stoppage over Ayala

By Marc Abrams

Arthur Abraham made the seventh defense of the IBF Middleweight title with a twelfth round stoppage over Elvin Ayala in Kiel, Germany.

The fight was competitive early as Ayala was more competitive then most boxing insiders thought he would be. Abraham gained control late and landed a booming left that sent Ayala down on his knees and face in the last thirty seconds of the fight.

Abraham of Germany is now 26-0 with twety-one knockouts. Ayala of New Haven Connecticut is now 18-3-1

Former WBC Cruiserweight champion, Yoan Pablo Hernandez may have resurrected his career with a stunning third round stoppage over highly regarded and previously undefeated Yoan Pablo Hernandez. huh?

Braithwaite was floored in round one but came back to drop Hernandez three times in round three with hard shots with both hands.

The time of the stoppage was 1:52 for Braithwaite, who may be back in business as a contender in the Cruiserweight division with a record of 23-3-1 with nineteen knockouts. Hernandez, of Cuba who now resides in Germany is now 14-1.

03-30-2008, 04:10 PM

Here is the link for the KO, quite brutal it is too.

03-31-2008, 03:08 PM
Big thanks to my man Frankie B and JOhntheHammerHeyes (love that name!). Art is a beast and very powerful. He can really bring it when he comes forward with shots. Thank Goodness hes finally on tv here in America in June and if he wins probably next with Kelly Pavlick in what should be some bout. INcidently highlights of this fight are on espn fights this Friday/. Thanks again fellas. I really appreciate the help. Very nice of you both.

04-02-2008, 01:19 PM
Watched the ko by Art Abraham again and have rarely seen a more brutal one. This guy has big power and in the last round too! Rough stuff.
ON Spinke tonight in the octagon three armenians fight-Karo Parisyan, Roman Mitchayian and the popular and powerful Manvel the Anvil Gamburyan. Again Armenians over represented in the virile sports. Good luck fellas!

04-02-2008, 01:22 PM
Saw the Abraham ko again and it was brutal man! This guy has some power and in the late rounds also. HIm and Pavlick will be some fight. Tonight on Spike in the Octagon three Armenians will fight Karo Parisyan, Roman Mitchiyan and the popular powerful Manvel the Anvil Gamburyan. Again the Armenians overrepresented in the virile sports. Good luck fellas.

04-15-2008, 06:15 PM
By Eileen Teran
Ringside Report.com

Kelly Pavlik has said that it is his dream to win all four of the belts in his division, unifying the Middleweight Championship as Bernard Hopkins did in recent memory. Arthur Abraham currently holds one of those title belts, the IBF. So why are they not fighting for it?

After the year Kelly Pavlik had in 2007, and then immediately giving Jermain Taylor the rematch in early 2008, no one can fault the guy for taking a “tune-up” fight for his first title defense.

Pavlik will face Welshman Gary Lockett on June 7 in Madison Square Garden. Pavlik is promoted by Top Rank Promotions, owned by Bob Arum, a guy who’s been around nearly as long as the sport of boxing itself. He knows every trick in the book and he knows precisely what to do to promote his biggest star fighter of the moment.

Irishman John Duddy was meant to be the man to first face Pavlik in his title defense. But he got roughed up pretty good in a recent fight with Walid Smichet. He won the fight, but he received a lot of facial cuts and he won’t be ready for the early June date.

So how did Gary Lockett get the fight? Who is he? He’s a little known 31 year old fighter who holds the World Boxing Union’s title, a lightly regarded sanctioning body. Although he has not lost a fight in five years, this will be his first fight in America.

He will have the trainer of the year, Enzo Calzaghe in his corner. And of course, Enzo’s son, Super Middleweight Champion, Joe Calzaghe, will be close by, as well. This will get the fans buzzing about the prospect of a Pavlik-Calzaghe fight. (This is hinging on Calzaghe defeating Bernard Hopkins when they meet in April.)

So then how does Arthur Abraham fit in to this whole scenario? Arthur Abraham is a hard hitting middleweight, who as the IBF Middleweight Title holder, should be in the front of the line for a title match with Kelly. Most experts see him to be the biggest threat to Pavlik’s two titles.

Also in the front of the line is Felix Strum, a German champ who holds the WBA title belt, the other one Kelly wants. And right there with them is Winky Wright, who has been campaigning loudly for a fight with Pavlik.

Arthur Abraham was born in Armenia, but now resides in Berlin, Germany. He’s fought all of his professional fights in Europe. He’s going to need to fight some contests here in the U.S., introducing him to American audiences in some run up fights to entice the fans and create more buzz.

His biggest win so far was a courageous unanimous decision over Columbian Edison Miranda in September 2006. What made it impressive, is that Miranda broke Abraham’s jaw during the fifth round of the fight. Abraham couldn’t close his mouth for the rest of the fight. Still he managed to finish, and win.

Abraham’s been keeping very busy fighting at least three fights a year since 2006, defending his title seven times. His latest win was a 12th round knock out of Edwin Ayala. He floored him with a vicious uppercut with 30 seconds to go in the fight.

Unlike Strum, Abraham has said that it is his goal to start fighting in the States and he wants a shot at Pavlik. Directly after the fight with Ayala, Abraham spoke of wanting to make his American debut, and an actual date was even mentioned, June 21. There was no mention of who he would be fighting with that night.

One possible match up could be with Dominican Republic’s Giovanni Lorenzo, who was considered for the match with Pavlik, and then considered for the undercard fight on the same night.

If the experts see Abraham as a threat to Kelly’s title, Kelly and his camp certainly don’t. Jack Loew, Pavlik’s one and only trainer, said of Abraham, “he’s a paper champion” and he thinks Kelly would have no problem beating him.

Abraham has only been fighting since 1995, turning pro in 1998. He is undefeated, and he is a hard, inside puncher. However, he’s smaller than Kelly, with a shorter reach, and a lot less experience. His resume doesn’t compare with Pavlik’s. He’s probably not yet on Kelly’s level, but he calls himself ‘King Arthur’, and he’s starting to believe it.

Beating Edwin Ayala in the final seconds of the contest is a much different scenario than what he would be in for if he steps in the ring with Kelly Pavlik.

Kelly Pavlik has made it clear, stating right after his rematch win over Jermain Taylor that "My number one goal since I won the middleweight title has been to unify the belts." "That's been a dream of mine since I started fighting, and that's what I'd love to do now." (Washingtonpost.com, Feb. 18, 2008 pg. E5)

At the press conference in New York City on March 27, 2008 Kelly said, “My world title reign is going to be no different than my world title climb — I’m going to keep fighting the best men out there. I promised the fans I would be an active champion and that I wouldn’t duck anyone, and I intend to live up to that pledge.”

He also said that he would fight anyone they put in front of him. "It took me seven years to win the title, and I want to keep it for a while," Pavlik said. "I'll fight whoever they throw out there, whatever's the best for the sport."

After the fight with Gary Lockett, Pavlik and his team are interested in pursuing a fight with Abraham, perhaps for the fall. Abraham has a contractual fight already scheduled for the fall, so his handlers see the fight happening in the early months of 2009.

In answer to the article’s title question, then, Abraham is not being overlooked. He’s on hold. Kelly’s people know who he is and expect to fight him. Bob Arum had talks with his manager, Wilfried Sauerland, even before Pavlik’s rematch with Jermain Taylor. But he needs more exposure here in the States. Then he’ll get his shot.

Juan C Ayllon
08-07-2008, 08:21 PM

I thought Rocky might appreciate this one. It's a link to a fight report by Ricky Ibarra at the CBZ Newswire on his boy, Darchinyan:

Link to Darchinyan Fight Report (http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00004600.htm)

Speaking of which, has anyone seen or heard from Rocky lately? I think about him now and again and really wish the guy well.

Rock, if you're reading this, please, do drop us a line!



Ron Lipton
08-09-2008, 10:07 PM
I hear from Rocky once a week as he calls me at home.
You guys know I was a cop a long time and part of that time I was an Investigator for the Hudson County NJ Prosecutor's Office as head of the S.W.A.T. Team and its Police Firearm Instructor for both the Prosecutor's Office and the Hudson County Sheriff's Department from 1971-76. One of my pupils and good friend Sgt Ed Zloti, later became Chief Zloti for the Sheriff's dept.

I list these things to strengthen what I say about Rocky Aram Alkazoff.
He is one of the best stand up guys I have EVER met in my life, he was put through a living hell and hit with the most phony case I have ever heard of in my life, which is a case they do not know what to do with now as it has no truth to it.

He is fine, strong, determined to prevail and is one of the most ardent lovers of boxers and boxiing history I have ever met. He is hanging tough, will win his case, and take no deals.

In my life I have met and loved some very brave cops, and some of the best human beings God ever made that fell into the criminal justice system by hapenstance and fate.

Rocky remains one of the best, honest, stand up guys there is left on earth.
He as you know NEVER says a bad word about anyone, is a man of honor and I am proud to call him my best pal.

If he ever needs me for court to put my ass in that chair, swear on the bible, I will be there in a NY half second.

I will send him your best,
Ron Lipton

Juan C Ayllon
08-12-2008, 12:08 PM
Thanks, Ron! I appreciate that.

By the way, I also want to say that, along with the rest of the gang here, I appreciate all you do at this site, sharing your wisdom and experiences.

Have a good one,


Ron Lipton
08-12-2008, 12:43 PM
Thank you so much Juan,
coming from you that is such a nice compliment with all the great articles, fight coverage, postings and all the work you do for the Zone.

11-09-2008, 04:44 PM
Rocky, read your PM, thanks

11-09-2008, 05:27 PM
Arthur stops Marquez to retain IBF middleweight title
Published by BoxingInsider
Sunday, November 9th, 2008

King Arthur Abraham cruised to an uncontested seventh-round TKO victory over Raul Marquez in Bamberg on Saturday night. The undefeated IBF middleweight champion (28-0, 23 KOs) used his explosiveness and punching power to wear the mandatory challenger down. After absorbing numerous heavy shots throughout, Marquez quit on his stool after the sixth round. “That was another great performance by Arthur,” coach Ulli Wegner lauded. “He fought very cleverly. There is nobody in the middleweight division who can beat him.”

Abraham could count on some special support this time out as he was fighting in front of a ferocious sell-out crowd in his home city. With 6.000 fans in the arena and famous German TV entertainer Oliver Pocher, who carried the IBF belt, in his corner, King Arthur put on a show from the first bell on. Unlike in other fights when he used to start slowly, he rocked Marquez with a couple of big hands in the first round. “That was our game plan,” Abraham revealed. “I wanted to make my presence known to Marquez. I wanted to impress him early for him to stay on the back foot.”

The tactics worked, with Abraham continuously firing in heavy combinations in the following. Soon Marquez´ face was badly marked, and after King Arthur landed two punishing rights, a cut opened above the challenger’s right eye. The 37-year-old tried to fight back but most of his shots were absorbed by Abraham´s defense. In the sixth, King Arthur turned it on and caught his opponent in the ropes with a few heavy combinations. It was too much for the brave challenger (41-4, 29 KOs), who would not come out for the seventh round. “There was no need to continue,” he explained. “My family is in my corner and they did not want me to get further punishment. I hit him with my best shots but he is a very strong guy. He punches very hard and very precisely. He really is a great champion.” While Abraham admitted he was “disappointed not to grant his home fans a more spectacular ending”, Wegner praised Marquez´ corner for their decision. “It was the right thing to do,” he said. “Marquez would have been knocked out badly very soon.” Abraham was full of praise for his opponent, who announced his retirement in the ring. “He is a great fighter and a great person and it would be nice if there were more boxers like him out there.”

Next up for King Arthur could be a unification clash with either Felix Sturm or Kelly Pavlik. “We are still very interested in making the Sturm fight happen,” manager Wilfried Sauerland said. “But it would have to happen either in February or March because Arthur wants to fight Kelly Pavlik next summer to determine the super-champion. After winning that fight Arthur will then move up to super-middleweight.” King Arthur even stated he would fight Sturm for free. “Everybody in Germany wants to see the fight. I am ready. Money does not matter. This is about the honour.” Asked about how the all-German showdown would end, Marquez said: “Abraham will win by KO.”

On the undercard, Enad Licina (15-1, 9 KOs) clinched the IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title with a third-round KO victory over Otis Griffin (19-4, 7 KOs). The 28-year-old German fired in heavy combinations to dust his opponent twice, with a strong left hook sealing the American´s fate. “I am very pleased with my performance, today was my day,” Licina smiled afterwards. “I have worked very hard with my coach Manfred Wolke and it paid off today. I expected a tougher fight but I am happy about the outcome.” Added Wolke: “He has a lot of potential and I have no doubts Enad will make his way to the top.” Also on Saturday night, middleweight hopeful Dominik Britsch (11-0, 4 KOs) scored an uncontested points victory over Amar Amari.

01-16-2009, 07:10 PM
After a absense I am back to again try to keep up with the Armenian boxing scene for the good guys at the CBZ. I'm pleased to say that Armenian fighters are doing so well it amazes me. I couldn't be more surprised. I knew the potential was there after visiting Armenia, but its all happened so fast. So many champions for such a small nation of men. It astounds me.
Champions Artur Abraham and Vic Darchinyan along with mighty mite girl Susie Kentikian have done so well to now command everyones attention. Yet that isnt the whole story. Lots of Armenian contenders now also. Vanes Marderosyan, Karo and Koko Murat are amonst the best newcomers on the scene. Contenders Khoren Gevor, Levon Kiragosyan, and Yuri Barashyan also were around to win Euro titles. In Russia, Europe in general, and in California I see lots of Armenian names boxing and doing pretty well. Also at the World Cup simon pure championships, a Armenian was the only boxer besides Russia, Cuba and Thailand to win a gold. Good luck to all these hungry tuff kids.
Everyone with red blood in their veins who is a boxing fan has to be excited that Vic Darchinyan and Jorge Arce are going to box in Feb. What a fan friendly bout that should be! Darchinyan has looked very good since his old trainer from Armenia is with him again. He's boxing with the old style again and I hope he can return to this against the rugged and strong Arce who is coming in for a battle to the finish. Both guys are ready and motivated and should be at their best for this one and we've waited a long time to finally see it and I know the boys won't back down from producing a epic.

03-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Im back Fellas and trying to stay busy as the doctor says nothing over five p0unds. This is therapy as well as thank you for all the well wishers. YOu guys must be tired of me by now. Its been some tuff year.
Well Darchinyan finally fought Arce and I think we all must admit that Vic showed he was the master. It was a very good two fisted performance with a well trained Vic and a Jorge Arce showing all the heart in the world. Darchinyan has learned alot and has his old trainer back from Armenia and this is the fighter I saw in the past. Can he beat Nonito Donare? I would not bet on it, but Id like to see him try. If he does Vic must be included in the top ten lb for lb. Hes come a long way and he has a fan base now to make some demands.
Art Abraham is gonna beat Kell Pavlick. Hes too strong and doesnt stand in front of you and take punches. Hes going to move up to 168 after that. My prediction.
Susie Kentikian remains a champ and a big fan fav in Germany and in euro media. Love to see her come here.
Other Armenians who are doing well are middles Gennadi Marderosyan, Karo Murat, and Koren Gevor. Also Vanes Marderosyan remains one of boxings rising young stars and a good bet to fight for a title.

03-03-2009, 09:38 PM
Nice victory this weekend as Karo Murat defended his Euro middleweight belt by koing the old champ Christian Sanovia in the 11th round. Karo continues what we hope will lead to a title shot for a world belt and a nice payday.

03-13-2009, 10:44 AM
Should be a exciting month for Armenian boxers as both Art Abraham and Susie Kentikian have title matches coming up shortly. Also like to report that Armenia's Greco Roman wrestling team finished second to Russia in the World Greco Roman cup and defeated big rival Azerbajian heads up. Pretty good for such a small country.

03-15-2009, 08:02 PM
Art Abraham looking ripped and powerful defended his middleweight belt with a lopsided dec over his challanger Lujuan Simon. Simon put up a battle and showed strength and heart and lasted the distance. Its time for the battle boxing fans want, Abraham v Pavlick.

03-19-2009, 07:08 PM
Big match this weekend for Susie Kentikian our Armenian womans fly champ as she takes on her toughest gal yet in "Baby Doll" Elena Reid and its a pick em match. Should be a treat for the fans and I must admit Elena looks pretty healthy as does the shorter and stocky Susie.

03-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Susi Kentikian Defends her Titles in Germany Tonight
By Roger T. Tubajiki-March 20, 2009

Tonight in Hamburg, in what is expected to be an attractive female showdown between two top fighters in female flyweight division, Susi Kentikian, 23-0, 16 KO’s, the female WBA/ WIBF Flyweight Champion, is set to defend her titles against the American former WIBA Flyweight Champion Elena “Baby Doll” Reid, 19-4-6, 5 KO’s.
On December 7, 2007, Susi Kentikian, who first won the female WBA Flyweight Title on February 16, 2007, captured the WIBF Flyweight Title vacated by Regina Halmich with a 10-round UD over Nadia Hokmi.

In Germany, Elena Reid is known by many for challenging twice the now retired former champion Regina Halmich for Regina’s WIBF flyweight title. In their first match, both Elena Reid and Regina Halmich battled to a draw. It was on September 11, 2004, in Regina’s hometown of Karlsruhe. In rematch of their draw that took place on December 3, 2005, in Magdeburg, Regina Halmich won a hard-fought-ten-round UD over Elena Reid. In those two bouts, Elena Reid put in a gutsy performance, but was disappointed both times in the scoring of those bouts.

Although Susi knew critical moments in her fights such as against Carolina Alvarez, Nadia Hokmi, Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer, she showed great determination as she was able to handle the pressure and overcome those crucial moments in those fights.
With 16 KO’s in her record, Susi Kentikian shows that she is not only a talented and exciting fighter, but also possesses speed and power in her both hands. Other talented fighters such Maria Jose Nunez, the dangerous Shane Martin of England, Sarah Goodson and the experienced Maria Ortega were frustrated by Susi’s ability to constantly throw combinations and were not able to handle Susi’s pressure and speed as they were knocked down by Susi in the opening rounds.

For Susi, this fight will be a tough one for both of them since Elena Reid is an experienced opponent.

In 2006, with a 10-round UD over Maria Ortega, Elena Reid captured the WIBA Flyweight Title and in 2007, with a 10-Ud over Shin-Hee Shoi, she added the IFBA Flyweight Title on her record. In 2008, Elena Reid lost her WIBA flyweight title to Eileen Olszweski, who won that bout via a ten-round UD, and battled to a draw with Eva knight.

In the co-main event, WBO Intercontinental middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik will be challenged by a former world title challenger in Ruben Varon, 31-4, 15 KO’s. In 2003 Ruben Varon lost to 3-Times World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm, the current WBA Middleweight Champion, for Felix Sturm’s WBO Middleweight Title. Sebastian Zbik is WBO #1, WBA # 2 and WBC #3 in the middleweight rankings.

Also on the card, unbeaten heavyweight Sebastian Köber will face Jean Claude Bikoi, 15-10-1, 8 KO’s. Köber is coming off a spectacular 11-round TKO over Dieter Roth.

03-20-2009, 07:11 PM
My thanks as always Frankie for the consideration. You as usual are right on top of things.
Susie Kentikian came through with her biggest victory today as she won every round in a dominating fashion against Elena Baby Doll Reid. Reid gave Regina Hamlich her tuffest bout and was expected to give the little Armenian mighty mite a tuff time, but it proved no contest. Congrats to Susie who is one big star in Germany.

04-10-2009, 06:40 PM
I have to report the little fights too, with guys just starting out, so here goes. Undefeated junior middle Artiom Karpets stopped Sergy Kotliarchuk in the Ukraine. Karpets the Armenian is now 4-0 3 kos. George Kevilshvilli a Georgian defeated Armenian feather Yuri Murgaryan who is now 0-2.
By the way in the recent world wrestling championships Armenia took third in both freestyle and greco roman excellent for such a small nation. In the Euro weightlifting championships defending champs Armenia already have one gold and the tournament will conclude this weekend.

04-24-2009, 08:19 PM
Gennadi Marderosyan from St. Petersburg continued winning ways as he beat Croat journeyman Vedran Akrap in ten rounds in a shutout. Marderosyan is now 17-1 and a ranked middleweight by several organizations. Also, nice to see the Armenian flag hanging at Freddie Roach's Wildcard Gym. It must mean that the Armenian kids are still boxing and interested.

04-27-2009, 07:24 PM
Andri Isaev 20-1 was a tko victor over Armenian featherweight Araik Shabazyan in 6 rounds. Shabazyan 12-6 5 kos. Brother of Artur Abraham Alexander Abraham fights for a euro title at middleweight later in the month.

04-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Robert Dasoyan a middleweight with a 13-7-4 5ko record stopped a African opponent named Patrice Chikokolo who has a 2-28 record in the third round in Moscow.

05-06-2009, 06:41 PM
Good to see Koren Gavor get a title shot against Felix Sturm for a version of the middle title. Koren is a good fighter and I believe one of the best junior middles in the world. But he is rated at middleweight and although he did well against Artur Abraham he will be a underdog albeit a live one against Sturm.
Saturday nite Alexander Abraham brother of Artur defends a Euro junior middle belt against Magomed Abduarkhmanov who is 14-2 with 7 kos. Alexander is talented 24-0 with 16 kos and is looking for bigger things if he wins Saturday.

05-07-2009, 11:12 PM
In the May 17, 1970 edition of the Fresno Bee found on a database on Ancestry.com, Ed Orman wrote about Armenian-American athletes in his Down Memory Lane column. The subject of Armenian-Americans in sports came up at a luncheon in which a number of Armenian-Americans were present. Orman asked why there wasn't a larger percentage of Armenian-Americans in professional and major college sports.

At least one Armenian-American who was an athlete told Orman that there was a lot of emphasis by his father on work and education, but had no interest at all in sports. In fact, the father didn't have any interest in seeing his son in any athletic events. It appears that many of the parents of Armenian-American athletes had a similar lack of interest in sports.

In the same column, Orman listed many of the athletes of Armenian descent who were from the Fresno area, including boxers. Of course, there was a large Armenian community in the Fresno area during the Twentieth Century.

Professional Fresno Area Boxers of Armenian Descent

1. John "Nig" Normart- a featherweight who was active during the early part of the Twentieth Century.

The following boxers were active during the "Four-Round Era (1914 to 1924):

1. Kid Lee (real name: Leon Subajian)

2. Jack Powell (real name: Jack Varganian)

3. Red Flynn (real name: Mark Surabian)

4. Jack Mandel (real name: George Varganian)

5. Kid Van (real name: Van Almanian)

6. Kid Brown (real name: S. Arakelian)

7. Ralph Baker (real name: Ralph Zakarian)

8. Tommy Martin (no real name listed)

9. Dick Elia (real name: Dick Elia?)- who boxed as a lightweight.

Note- While professional boxing was prohibited in California from late 1914 to the beginning of 1925, it was an open secret that many of the boxers were getting paid. Moreover, there were a large number of known professional boxers who were active in California at the time.

The following boxers were active after 1925:

1. Nish Kerkorian- who boxed as a heavyweight, as I recall.

2. Duke Garberg (real name: Duke Garabedian)- who boxed as a heavyweight

Kirk Kerkorian, a brother of Nish and future billionaire, was an amateur boxer who was trained by George Blake, a well-known California boxing man who was a manager, trainer and referee.

- Chuck Johnston

05-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Thank you so much for that Chuck!!! That stuff is fascinating. I would have to agree that the generation that came to America from the genocide was into working hard, getting schooling, getting ahead. Armenians went from low class to middle class in one generation so it paid off. The Armenians who come here now come from SOVIET ARMENIA a totally different animal and they are hungry and have had athletic training under communist rule. I doubt any nation in history has scored more per capita in weightlifting, wrestling and boxing and add gymnastics than has Armenia. Amazing stuff.
Yet as a kid and a young man I went to many neighborhoods in many cities and low and behold it was many many times a Armenian boy was considered the tuffest kid around. Yet for some reason it never translated into becoming boxers of note.
Just two notes-Sid Barbarian was Armenian and he was a terror of his times, #1 contender to Benny Leonard.
I met Duke Garborg in California. He was a twinner for Max Baer in body and face. Great big good looking guy with a heart of gold and a winning smile. He said he used to spar with Baer and he probably lacked the killer instinct although he had the body. When I met him he owned a bar.
Thanks again Chuck. Youre a good guy to help out with the information.

05-09-2009, 06:11 PM
Alexander Abraham, talented brother of Artur, and the light middle champ of Europe defeated his opponent Magomed ABdulramekov in four rounds to retain his belt. Magomed was outclassed and its time for Alex to make his move on the world scene and seek out tuffer foes. Its said he has a world of talent.

05-10-2009, 06:59 PM
rocky111, it may be the some of the real names of Fresno-based Armenian-American fighters were misspelled in the column by Ed Orman. For instance, I think that Jack Powell's real name may be Jack Vartanian, not Jack Varjanian. There is a Jack Vartanian from Fresno County on the California Death Record database on the RootsWeb website. By the way, there is a record of Powell's bouts on the BoxRec website.

"Nig" Normart's record is NOT on the BoxRec website. But it appears that Normart was fighting as featherweight in 20-round or 40-round bouts in Madera and Coalinga during the first decade of the Twentieth Century. Coalinga, like Taft and Maricopa, is an oil town which had a lot of boxing activity. Madera, a town with a smelter, also had some boxing activity at the time. The point is that the boxing results of the two mentioned venues may not have been in the big city newspapers, hence the lack of recorded bouts for Normart. Moreover, there are often incomplete archives of newspapers published in some small towns, making it even tougher to compile the results of boxing bouts in such venues.

But we aren't licked when it comes to compiling results of bouts of someone like Normart. For one thing, it may be that Fresno newspapers had some results of his bouts.

By the way, it appears that Normart came to the U.S. about 1888, which was before the Armenian genocide. Moreover, I believe that I found Normart in the U.S. Census (1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930), the World War I Draft Registration database and the California Death Records database on Ancestry.com.

- Chuck Johnston

Mike DeLisa
05-10-2009, 09:13 PM
Nig Normant lost a 20-round decision to Joe Reilly of San francisco on Sep 12, 1904 at Madera, CA. Source SF Call.

That is the only bout I have for him. Chuck, do you have DOB/Death?

05-11-2009, 12:07 AM
On the California Death Records database on the RootsWeb website, there is an Onig (note the spelling) Normart who was born on January 21, 1884 and died on August 21, 1969 in Fresno County. His Social Security number was 555-12-9621.

On the Social Security Death Records database on the RootsWeb website, there is an Onnig (note the spelling) Normart who was born on January 20, 1886 and died in August 1969 while a resident of Fresno County. His Social Security number was 555-12-9621.

- Chuck Johnston

05-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Chuck, the Armenian Genocide started in the 1880's and was a big time political hotpoint for the major powers of the time. So Armenians did indeed come here at that time. I must add that I am fascinated by the imformation that you are providing. I am half Armenian and I never knew there was Armenian boxers who actually fought at that time! I knew of Sid Barbarian and Charley Krikorian "the New Jersey Strongboy". and Duke Garborg but that isnt too many. I have also heard that Johnny Pretzie was Armenian. Is that true?

05-11-2009, 07:16 PM
Ted Levin was an Armenian-American boxer from the Los Angeles area who was active during the "Four-Round Era." Levin's real name was Ted L. Abajian and he was born on in Kars, Armenia. This information is available on Levin's record on BoxRec.

- Chuck Johnston

05-12-2009, 07:30 PM
Chuck it appears that the early Armenian boxers like the other nationalities, had to change names to more popular versions of Americans to box. Fascinating stuff and Id like to research some of these guys. Hard to believe that they produced some boxers as the Turks killed most able bodied men in the Genocides .

05-13-2009, 02:55 PM
I have found dates and venues of other bouts of Nig Normart that I am going to enter on his record on the BoxRec website. Moreover, I found a lot of information about Joe Reilly, Normart's arch-rival.

- Chuck Johnston