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Johnny Lewus Successfully Continues Comeback at Belvedere Bash

by on Nov.24, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Terry Martin Scores First-Round KO; Chicago Fighters Correa, Taylor and Jimenez Go the Distance on Thanksgiving Eve Card

Allen Litzau (L) dodges a blow from Johnny Lewus (R)

Allen Litzau (L) dodges a blow from Johnny Lewus (R)

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, November 23, 2011 — Hitz promotions offered up a Thanksgiving Eve treat for fight fans at the ritzy Belvedere this evening. The event featured a trim Johnny Lewus taking on St. Paul’s Allen Litzau in a six-round main event, former UFC fighter Terry Martin looking to keep his boxing record perfect in his fifth fight, undefeated Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez taking on the more experienced James Denson, a battle of local rivals Gerald Taylor and Bruce Rumbolz and the professional debut of Chicago Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Champion Erick Correa.

Terry Martin (L) squares off against Thomas Boose

Terry Martin (L) squares off against Thomas Boose

Starting off the evening, Chicago’s Terry Martin (203.5 lbs., 5-0, 5KO’s) tested the boxing skills he has been developing under renowned trainer Sam Colonna against the overmatched Thomas “TNT” Boose (208 lbs., 0-5) of Rockford, IL, in a heavyweight bout. The bout began with an exchange of jabs, with Boose using his superior reach to land a few more shots. The first telling blow of the bout arrived in the form of a left hook from Martin midway through the first round. While the pace was by no means blistering, Martin was more effective in mixing up his shots, bloodying Boose’s nose. A right hook to the body and a short overhand right foretold the eventual end, which came at 2:59 of the first when Martin landed a hook to Boose’s ribcage and followed up with a right to the chin that toppled Boose, who staggered to his feet, but not in time to keep Referee Celestino Ruiz from calling the knockout. Boose took the loss gracefully and Martin keeps his win and knockout record intact. (continue reading…)

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2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Vyacheslav Glazkov to Take on Mark ‘Oak Tree’ Brown on July 14th at the Arena in Philadelphia

by on Jul.01, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA, PA, JULY 1, 2010 — Yet another medalist from the most recent Olympics has been added to a special night of boxing on Wednesday night July 14th at The Arena in South Philadelphia as heavyweight bronze medalist Vyacheslav Glazkov will take on the immensely popular Mark “Oak Tree” Brown in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

This show will be the first in the brand new Comcast Boxing Series that will be televised around the country and is promoted by No Limits Promotions. (continue reading…)

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Oquendo wins NABO & USBA Title Straps, Forces King to Quit on His Stool

by on Feb.23, 2010, under Boxing News

Report and photos by Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

Fres Oquendo (left) sends spray flying from Demetrice King's head with a thudding right.

Fres Oquendo (left) sends spray flying from Demetrice King's head with a thudding right.

HAMMOND, Ind., February 20, 2010 –Carol Stream, Illinois heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo said that his opponent would be dangerous, but he’d box carefully and chop him down.  And that’s exactly what he did over nine rounds.

Built like a stubby tree trunk at roughly 5’ 10” and 273 lbs., Demetrice King manifests the quintessential dangerous opponent.  Just ask Bowie Tupou, an undefeated Tongan puncher with 18 wins and 14 knockouts whom King flattened in two rounds last August.  Or former alphabet soup heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs, a banger who gave former champ Lennox Lewis fits before getting stopped himself back in 1998; he was knocked down three times by King in March 2005 before stopping him in the second round, and less than a year and a half later, Briggs went on to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title.  Sporting a record of 15-17 and 13 knockout wins, King had only been stopped by Briggs.  (continue reading…)

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