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Campillo and Dirrell Get Back on Track with TKO wins in Shelton, Washington!

by on Aug.03, 2014, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair


Campillo cracks with the right.

Campillo cracks with the right hook.

SHELTON, WA, August 2, 2014 – Never underestimate a former world champion. At one point in time former WBA title holder Gabriel Campillo had been on top of the heap in the Light Heavyweight division, but after a few disappointing losses his run as a contender in the 175 lbs. class had been seen by many as close to done. Coming into last Friday’s ESPN2 Friday Night fights main event at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, he was being looked at as a stepping stone — a past-it name that would look good on undefeated prospect Thomas Williams’ record. But Campillo proved to be far from past it, schooling the young hopeful en route to a fifth round stoppage and claiming the NABO title and a spot atop the IBF rankings. The skill, determination, and experience were the difference in the fight as Campillo showed he had an edge over his opponent in all of those areas.

In the first two rounds the fight appeared to be getting away from Campillo (24-6-1, 11 KO’s, 174.8 lbs.). Williams (17-1, 12KO’s, 175 lbs.) used the ring well, moving and firing hard combinations at a very busy rate. The hand speed and energetic approach was racking up points for Williams, but Campillo remained determined and had a look of confidence as he patiently stepped forward and, as the rounds wore on, began to find his mark with short, stiff jabs. (continue reading…)

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Michael Perez Looks to Keep Hot Streak Going Friday on ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’

by on Dec.09, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Unbeaten Lightweight Prospect Travels to Puerto Rico to Face Jose Hernandez

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 8, 2010 – Fresh off of back-to-back first round knockout victories, lightweight prospect Michael “The Artist” Perez will look to put the finishing touches on a masterpiece of a 2010 campaign when he visits the Coliseo Samuel Rodriguez in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico to headline TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” against fellow prospect Jose Hernandez.

In the co-main event of this stacked 11-bout card, which is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment, Las Piedras’ unbeaten Luis Cruz takes on Managua’s Wilfredo Acuña in an eight round featherweight . (continue reading…)

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Battle at the Beach 8 Results

by on Jun.21, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Marrone Wins by KO

By Laz Izada

The house was rockin this Saturday night at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach, as Jeff Gibson’s Elite Promotions presented Battle At The Beach 8. Fans on hand witnessed 5 exciting boxing matches along with 4 outstanding mma matches.

The highly anticipated heavyweight main event featured the return of now 24 year old Michael Marrone 19-1, (14KO’s) to the squared circle after a 2 year layoff, against a very game, record deceiving 31 year old Joseph Rabotte 8-14-1(3KO’s). Marrone from Vero Beach, Fl came in at 224Lbs while Rabotte from Myrtle Beach, SC weighed in at 254Lbs. Both fighters stood in at an even 6’ 3”, in the scheduled 8 rounder. (continue reading…)

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A Sizzling Summer of ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ Kicks Off Tonight in Puerto Rico

by on Jun.04, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

June Visits to Southern California and the Rio Grande Valley Also on Tap

LOS ANGELES, June 4 – Golden Boy Promotions is excited to present boxing’s top prospects across the country this summer on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” with the hard-hitting season kicking off tonight in Puerto Rico, followed by stops on June 11 in San Diego and June 18 in McAllen, Texas.

Puerto Rico’s top prospects will take to the ring at the Coliseo Rafael G. Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico on Friday, June 4, as “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” returns to the island for an explosive night of boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions.  In the main event, scheduled for ten rounds in the featherweight division, hard-hitting Las Piedras native Luis Cruz puts his 13-0 (10 KO’s) record on the line against fellow unbeaten Eric Estrada (8-0, 3 KO’s) of Chicago.  The co-main event of the evening features Caguas junior featherweight Jayson Velez (12-0, 10 KO’s) as he squares off against Caguas’s Juan Cruz (5-5, 1 KO) in a six round bout. (continue reading…)

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