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Gavronski Defeats Ibarra at the Emerald Queen Casino

by on Nov.17, 2014, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair


Gravonski, at right, throws the right.

Gravonski, at right, throws the right.

TACOMA, WA — The career of the once highly touted Northwest prospect Mike Gavronksi got back on track this past Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Fighting in front of his hometown fans, Gavronksi, who suffered his first loss last July to Tureano Johnson on ESPN, claimed a close ten round unanimous decision victory over Gerardo Ibarra.

Much was riding on the fight for both fighters. Like Gavronski, Ibarra was also once a highly regarded prospect who was trying to rebound after suffering his first career loss. Crossroads fights make for great match-ups and this was no exception with both fighters giving a great effort and delivering an exciting fight. The match-up was the main event of Brian Halquist Production’s 98th installment of the long-running Battle at the Boat series. (continue reading…)

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Russian Prospects Shine on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

by on Jun.20, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Story by Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Tracy Leal

As the influx of talent from the former soviet bloc increases in the American fight game, a few of these fighters are increasingly vying to separate themselves from the pack as future notables on the world stage. Last night at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights, Washington, two of these hopefuls were showcased to a national audience on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.

Husenov (R) presses the action

Husenov (R) presses the action

Headlining the Banner Promotions show, former two-time Olympian Sherzod Husanov (15-0-1 7KO’s 153 ½ lbs.), of Ekaterinburg, Russia, defeated Montera, Columbia’s Jhon Berrio (15-7 11KO’s 156 lbs.) in a highly entertaining ten round fight by way of unanimous decision. Husanov got off to a fast start early, stepping in behind his jab and following up with consistent straight right hands. He maintained control throughout the first three rounds with steady pressure. While Berrio took a lot of flush shots from his opponent in the opening portion of the fight, he remained resilient, aggressively looking for an opening for his own power shots. (continue reading…)

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