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Rumble at Resorts Results!

Posted in 2013, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by tracymorin
Tony Mack with Randy Phillips

Tony Mack with Randy Phillips, Photo by Wesley Ortiz

By Tracy Morin at ringside, MemphisBoxing.com; Photos by Wesley Ortiz

Rumble at Resorts, held February 23, 2012, at Resorts Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, showcased two promising prospects—and gave four less-experienced fighters tough tests on their way up the ranks.
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2013 STARTS WITH A BANG FOR V3!

Posted in 2013, Michael Sheffield, Reports on January 21, 2013 by Champ

By: Michael Sheffield, MemphisMMA.com, Photos by: JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

With a card that included four title bouts and what was reportedly the quickest knockout in the history of the promotion, V3 launched 2013 with a bang at Minglewood Hall. Fighters would get their first taste of UFC action with special guest referee, Herb Dean, who worked all 12 of the fights on the card.

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Tyler Hill vaporized Wes Sharp to capture the V3 title.
Photo by: JD Meredith, MemphisMMA.com

WolfPak MMA’s 10-0 middleweight Tyler Hill scored a two-punch 7-second knockout over Wes Sharp to seize the title. However Hill’s knockout wouldn’t be the knockout of the night. Those honors would go to 6-0 wrestler Jaleel Willis, who would clock Austin Parker (9-4) with 2:27 left in the second round. Willis would soften up Parker in the first round with two brutal takedowns. Parker would make a fight of it by almost locking in a triangle choke in the first round. Willis would use most of the second round to size up Parker before unleashing the knockout. Continue reading

CONNOR VICTORIOUS AT THE FITZ!

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2012 by Champ

Closes Fight Trilogy With a Win Over Nicole Woods
By Tracy Morin at ringside/Photos by Wesley Ortiz, MemphisBoxing.com

Kim Connor ©Wesley Ortiz, Memphisboxing.com

In the main event of Fights at the Fitz on August 25 at the Fitz Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, Kim Connor (9-2-2, 4 KOs) scored a decisive decision win in her third fight against Nicole Woods (11-9-2, 3 KOs). The female lightweights had met twice in 2010 (the first ending in a draw and the next a unanimous decision for Connor), and both were out to prove their superiority to a packed crowd–including female boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields, who sat ringside in a special appearance.
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TEDDY ATLAS

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Reports, Site News, Tracy Morin with tags , , on October 1, 2011 by Champ

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

by Tracy Morin, Memphisboxing.com

Tracy Morin: This weekend, Karim Mayfield and Patrick Lopez will meet at Fights at the Fitz. You’ve seen both fight this year. What impressions of the fighters can you share?

Teddy Atlas: I think it’s a step up for Mayfield; he’s stepping up in class a little bit. He stepped up a little bit in his last fight, against Forbes on Friday Night Fights, and I got a peek at him. Continue reading

BERTO BESTS ZAVECK TO CLAIM IBF BELT

Posted in 2011, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , on September 4, 2011 by Champ


Andre Berto | Photo by Scott Foster

By Tracy Morin @ ringside, Memphisboxing.com

Despite a tropical depression swelling on the Gulf Coast, a lively and vocal crowd gathered at the Beau Rivage Theatre at Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi, for the card billed “Battle in Biloxi,” with seven fights designed to test several prospects, including four undefeated fighters, and showcase a few cagey veterans.

Slovenian-born Jan Zaveck (31-1, 18 KOs), who fights out of Germany, brought a substantial supporting crowd for his U.S. debut, where his IBF welterweight belt was on the line vs. Andre “the Beast” Berto (27-1, 21 KOs), who was coming off his first loss, against Victor Ortiz in April. However, Zaveck couldn’t turn the significant audience support into a win over Berto, who lived up to his nickname by coming out aggressively and showing off his speed and power. Berto has faced some criticism–namely, that he doesn’t sell tickets because he isn’t exciting to watch, or that he can’t fight on the inside–and apparently wanted to use this fight to prove otherwise by letting his hands go, engaging in vigorous exchanges and staying busy throughout. Luckily for fans, Zaveck also came to engage, making for an exciting contest.

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July Fights at the Fitz!

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports, Reports, Site News, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by Champ

Report & Interviews

Memphisboxing.com Report by Michael Sheffield,
Fighter Q&A’s by Tracy Morin

After a three month absence, Prize Fight’s Fights at the Fitz made its return to Tunica with a 5-fight card featuring promising newcomer Dusty Harrison.

The evening marked Prize Fight’s 92nd straight sellout at The Fitz, an accomplishment that has stretched over the last seven years. With any
luck, Prize Fight will have sellout number 93 during the next event October 1.

Dusty Harrison vs. Trenton Titsworth

Harrison (1-0), who stole the show during June’s TNT at the DCC event in Southaven would make his Fitz debut against Trenton Titsworth, who had at least a six inch height advantage. Harrison would show a desire to mix it up early with the rail thin Titsworth (who weighed in at 123 pounds, which was debatable).

Titsworth proved he can take a punch, as Harrison would land several hard jabs. However, the effectiveness of the punches may have been tempered by the fact that Harrison had to reach up to hit his opponent. Titsworth resorted to holding Harrison halfway through the fight, and that strategy would allow him to survive the fight and deprive Harrison of his first knockout, even though he clearly had his opponent in trouble quite a few times. Harrison would take a unanimous decision, 40-36.

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Peterson KO’s Cayo!

Posted in 2011, Reports with tags , , , , , on July 29, 2011 by Champ

Havoc Positioned For Title Shot!

Lamont “Havoc” Peterson (29-1-1, 14 kO’s) won his IBF Jr. Welter Title Eliminator verses Victor Cayo (26-2, 18 KO’s) via KO12 (2:46) Friday night on ESPN2. The opening rounds were even but Peterson would run away with the goods, save for round nine, in route to a KO in the twelfth.

V3: Collins vs. Wallace

Posted in 2011, Michael Sheffield, MMA, Reports on July 24, 2011 by Champ

Fight Report

By Michael Shefield at ringside

V3 Fights brought the action back to FedExForum in downtown Memphis, TN, with a 10-fight card that featured the final amateur appearance of V3 Featherweight Champion Ryan Collins, who is turning pro.

Collins (14-3) and his opponent Jesse James Wallace (8-0), would give the crowd three action-packed rounds that initially seemed like a quick win for the champion.

Collins opened the fight with a left kick to Wallace’s face that would put him on his back. Wallace negated the damage and was able to escape the first round as the two fighters traded punches, kicks and ground maneuvers for the rest of the round.
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Shocker: Brewer TKO’s Guerrero

Posted in 2011, From Fightnews.com, Reports with tags , , on June 18, 2011 by Champ

From Fightnews.com – 40-year-old Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (29-12, 17 KOs) scored a stunning fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten and world rated Fernando Guerrero (21-1, 16 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout on Friday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin Texas. Brewer dropped Guerrero with a series of right hands in round four and finished him moments later with an uppercut. Referee Jon Schorle waved it off at 2:16.

Brewer, best known for winning the popular TV reality series “The Contender” in 2006, claimed the NABF title. Guerrero entered the ring rated WBC #6 at super welterweight and WBO #5/WBA #6/IBF #15 at middleweight.

Welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (14-0-1, 9 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over former IBF junior lightweight champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes (35-10, 11 KOs). After a fairly lackluster fight, a barrage of punches by Mayfield prompted referee Gregorio Alvarez to step in at 1:03 of the final round. It was the first time Forbes has been stopped.

Unbeaten welterweight and former amateur standout Javontae Starks (5-0, 4 KOs) won a four round split decision over Antonio Gamez (6-4-1, 1 KO). Scores were 39-37 and 40-36 Starks, 39-37 Gamez.

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