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Jeff Holcomb who is home on leave from Iraq will defend his N.A.B.C. Crusierweight title aganist Bobby Elkins. Soon after the fight Holcomb will be heading back to Iraq. Also on the card is undefeated heavyweight Kevin Newsom. Ken Humphrey coming of a win against undefeated Andrew Farmer will also be fighting. Al Green 1-0 heavyweight from Ripley Tn. will be fighting Sam Brown 2-1 out of Fort Campbell Ky. 3 other bouts round out the Jan 2nd show at the New Dasiy on Beale st.
Archive for the 2006 Category
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In SHOBOX Super Middleweight Tournament Finals!
From showtime Championship Boxing
NEW YORK (Dec. 23, 2006) – No BCS controversy or photo finishes here. The two most talented fighters in the “ShoBox” super middleweight tournament will clash in the finals when Jean Paul Mendy faces Tony Hanshaw, Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from the Desoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss. Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and Round One Entertainment will co-promoter of the event.
Mendy and Hanshaw, in a tournament that offered two boxers in an international field of eight the rare opportunity to appear on national television three times in six months, were decisive winners in their bouts opening round and semi-final bouts. Each was triumphant by early-round knockout and lopsided decision.
So, who is going to win and demand the attention of a top prospect in the 168-pound division? Do you like the Frenchman, Mendy, or the American, Hanshaw? (more)
In less than three minutes on Saturday night, Edison ‘Pantera’ Miranda reminded the boxing world why he is probably the most devastating puncher in the middleweight division. Now the Colombian bomber wants the hardware to go with his status as the people’s champion, and in 2007, the first man on his hit list is the fighter seen as the undisputed titlist at 160 pounds, Jermain Taylor. “I definitely want Jermain Taylor as soon as possible and I hope he will be a true champion and fight me,” said Miranda. “He needs to stop fighting old men and junior middleweights and fight a true 160-pounder who is coming to fight, not just peck away at him and survive. I don’t come into fights looking for decisions; I come in looking for knockouts, and if Taylor truly wants to be respected as a champion, he needs to accept my challenge.”
By Jason “J-Gon” Gonzalez – Fightnews.com
WBO super featherweight champion Joan Guzman (27-0, 17 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Antonio Davis (22-3, 11 KOs) to successfully defend his title on Monday night at the Palacio De Los Deportes Professor Virgilio Travieso Soto in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Guzman aggressively attacked Davis from the opening bell. Davis sustained cut over right eye in round three. However, Davis’ headbutts began to make Guzman’s left eye swell. Guzman’s eye continued to swell as the fight progressed, but he did enough to prevail by scores of 116-110, 118-109, 119-108. Referee Joe Cortez deducted from Davis in round eight for elbowing.
39-year-old former light heavyweight champion William Guthrie (35-3-2, 28 KOs) knocked out Donnell Wiggins (24-8-3, 14 KOs) at 2:21 of the fourth round of their scheduled eight round bout on Saturday at the Florence County Fairgrounds in Florence, South Carolina. A short straight right hand sent Wiggins to the canvas face first for the full count. “We plan to aggressively seek a world title fight for Guthrie with any of the current world champions at light heavyweight,” said Al Mermini of Silverhawk Promotions.
By Bill Calogero – The Daily Sports
Kenny Craven Signs With TheDailySports.com Boxing Promotions Queensbury, NY – TheDailySports.com Boxing Promotions has signed rugged veteran Kenny “The Raven” Craven to a promotional contract.
Craven, who resides in Albany, Louisiana currently, holds a 27-18 (22 KOs) record. His last fight was a first round TKO loss to Heavyweight Oliver McCall on June 30, 2006 in Florida. (more)
Live Internet Broadcast on Maxboxing.com!
Bob Cerbe – Knox & Cerbe Management and Training
On Jan 13th At Knox Arena in Olive Branch Ms. Knockout Promotions & Silverhawk boxing brings championship boxing to the mid south. B.J. Flores current All America’s Champion will take on Chris (Cold Steel) Thomas of Chicago in a 12 round title fight for the W.B.F. and the N.B.A. Crusierweight world title. Thomas is currently ranked number 6 in the world by the U.S.B.A. Also on the card in the co-main event will be Grant Cudjoe a up and coming heavyweight with a record of 10-3 with 7 kos he is coming off a ko victory of Greg McWhirter Dec 5th at The New Daisy Theater. He will be fighting Alvin Manley who has a record of 11-1. On the under card another heavyweight Eric Carr Nephew of boxing great George Foreman will be fighting an opponent to be named later. Raplh West heavyweight, Richard (The Alien) Grant super middleweight, Ely Perez Jr. Welterweight, Joshua Cordero Jr. Welterweight, Louis Turner Middleweight, Antony Greenridge Middleweight, Jameson Bostic Super Middleweight, and Sharif Kemp round out the card. The card will be broadcast live over the internet at maxboxing.com.
By JD Meredith and David Hudson at Ringside – Fightnews.com
For Jermain Taylor, Kassim “The Dream” Ouma lived up to his nickname, for the middleweight king, fighting in front of his home town for the first time as a champion, could
not have asked for a dreamier title defense.
Well, short of a knockout, anyway, for while dominating the fight, Taylor was unable to floor the game Ouma.
While chants of “JAY-TEE!” filled the Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas, Taylor dominated the score cards in the early rounds, building a sizeable lead while Ouma could do
little but weather the storm.
Down the stretch, “The Dream” sought to turn into Taylor’s nightmare, rallying in a desperate attempt to dethrone the champion, but could not change the course of the fight.
All three judges scored it unanimously for Taylor, with scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113.
Fightnews also had Taylor winning, though closer to the 115-113 score than the 118-110 ledger.
” He came in and fought all twelve rounds,” said the champion, now 25-0-1 (17 KOs). “He was a tough guy. He was just that tough.”
Ouma, now 25-3-1 (15 KOs), told the press that he would like another shot at Taylor, even if it was in Little Rock again.
” I’m never going to give up,” he said. (more)
Story by David Hudson
“ He could be considered one of the best middleweights ever with the tremendous amount natural talent that he has.”
That’s very high praise given that the 160-pound division has produced the likes of Carlos Monzon, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Bernard “the Executioner” Hopkins, Mickey “the Toy Bulldog” Walker, Stanley “the Michigan Assassin” Ketchel and the incomparable Sugar Ray Robinson.
It’s even higher praise given that it comes from no less an authority than Hall-of-Fame trainer Emanuel Steward. The statement doesn’t come simply because Taylor is Stewart’s latest protégé. It comes because Jermain Taylor possesses a wealth of natural ability, tremendous desire and solid punching power.
The 28 year old Taylor already has amassed an impressive resume with two close wins over Hopkins and a draw against Ronald “Winky” Wright. Steward said it’s “almost unprecedented in boxing history” for a young fighter to fight those two hall-of-fame caliber fighters in succession. (more)
Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing
Biloxi, MS – Boxing makes a triumphant return to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Friday, January 5th as ESPN opens it’s 2007 season of “Friday Night Fights” live from the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Featured on the 5 bout card from the Beau Rivage will be the undefeated Peterson brothers who will be making their fourth appearance on ESPN. Anthony Peterson 21-0 (16 KO’s) will be putting his NABO Lightweight Title on the line against Juan Humberto Garza 28-2 (23 KO’s) in the 12 round main event. Currently, Anthony is ranked #3 in the world and was recently voted as ESPN’s 2006 Prospect of the Year. Anthony is a lightning fast boxer/puncher who looks to continue his ascension up the world rankings. Standing in Anthony’s way is Juan Humberto Garza from Cardereyta, Mexico. Garza, the current Mexican Lightweight Champion, is aiming to defeat Peterson and take his NABO title back to his home of Mexico. As a result, this 12 round main event is sure to keep fight fans on the edge of their seats.
In the feature bout of the evening, WBC US Jr. Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson 19-0 (8 KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against Juaquin Gallardo 17-5-1 (6 KO’s) from San Leandro, California. This 8 round bout features the elder Peterson brother against the formidable Gallardo in what is sure to be an exciting affair. There is no doubt that a lot of leather will be exchanged between these two warriors as neither one will back down from the challenge.
The undercard features some of the best boxers on the gulf coast. An unbelievable super middleweight match will put Slidell, Louisiana’s own Dupre Strickland 17-1-1 (7 KO’s) versus “Smiling” Martin Verdin 14-7-1 (9 KO’s) from Dulac, Louisiana. Strickland has appeared many times on the coast and is sure to pack the house with his faithful following of fans. In another bout, Gary Bergeron 3-1 (3 KO’s) from nearby Chalmette, Louisiana goes to battle with Omar Ballard 5-9 (2 KO’s) from Columbus, MS in a 4 round jr. welterweight match. The opening bout of the night will showcase an exciting fighter from Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Smith will square off with Reginald Taylor, a stable mate of the Peterson brothers in a 4 round super middleweight showdown.
This unbelievable night of boxing can be viewed live from the Magnolia Room in the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Tickets are $9.95, $29.95 & $49.95 and can be purchased at the Beau Rivage ticket office or by calling the Beau Rivage at (228) 386-7777 or (888) 566-7469. Doors for the event open at 7:00 PM CST and ESPN will begin it’s live telecast at 8:00 PM CST.