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Holcomb on leave from Iraq – Defends N.A.B.C. Cruiser Title!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2006 by Champ

Submitted by Bob Cerbe – Knox and Cerbe Management and Training
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.

B.J. Flores fights Thomas at Knox Arena on 13th!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2006 by Champ

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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

December New Daisy Report!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2006 by Champ

By: JD Meredith
The Decemeber edition of Boxing on Beale, promoted by Knockout Promotions and Knox and Cerbe Managment and Training, was held this past Tuesday evening at the New Daisy Theatre on Historic Beale Street, Memphis, TN.

Fan turnout was solid, concidering the Memphis Grizzlies faced the New York Knicks just across Beale at the Forum. Loyal fans filed in and packed the seats of the small but big hearted, New Daisy Theatre.

Virgous (1-2) – Watkins (2-0)
Kiana Vigious and Kita Watkins ( Eldorado, AR) faced each other in a rare female main event at the New Daisy Theatre. Although she had the support of the crowd Virgous just couldn’t get things going against Watkins.

In the first round Virgous and Watkins traded punches in the center of the ring as if it were the final round. Virgous did land some hard shots but could not capitalize. Watkins could. During their exchanges Watkins’ leather found their mark often with damaging effects at the expense of Virgous as twice in the first Virgous was issued standing 8 counts.

It was much the same story in the second stanza. Virgous came out game and swing. Watkins did as well but with better results. At 1:35 of round two referee Alan Lovell stepped between Watkins and Virgous after a vicious Watkins attack left Virgous defenseless.

Virgous was not happy with Lovell’s decision to stop the fight but in our opinion he made the right call without doubt. To her credit, Virgous didn’t quit when things got tough and she showed tremendous heart.

Watkins, surprised many during her demolition of a tough and game opponent in this fight. She improves to 2-0.

Bruce (1-5, 1 KO) – Fairweather (0-2)
Who says you that can’t win a fight moving backwards? That is exactly how Jonathan Bruce set up his KO win last night at the New Daisy.

Jermey Fairweather came out with guns blazing in the first round. Initially, it was a wild sight but things settled down. Jonathan Bruce spent the majority of the round back pedaling. Eventually, he learned that he could land with his jab as Fairweather moved recklessly forward. The jabs were not hard but over time they caused damage.

In the opening seconds of round two Bruce connected a single jab that momentarily stunned Fairweather. Just as Fairweather began to take a step forward he slumped to the canvas. He didn’t make the ten count. Official time was :38 seconds of round two. This victory is Bruce’s first.

Tolley (3-5, 2 kO’s)- Tucker (0-2)
Jesse Tolley was accurate with his jab in this bout. Tucker looked to counters and play opossum to land stray booms. In round two Tucker was issued a standing eight count and at the end of round two he decided not to continue. Tolley wins by TKO RD 2.

Cudjoe (10-3, 7 KO’s) – McWhirter (2-8, 2 KO’s)
In round one Greg McWhirter (255 lb) did a great job of getting to the body of the 290 pound broad-shouldered Grant Cudjoe. McWhirter’s body attack faded thought when, late in the first, Cudjoe let his jab go and it found rest on McWhirter’s face.

In round two Cudjoe turned the pressure on and connected multiple punchs that sent McWhirter into the ropes. McWhirter was issued a standing 8 count.
Cudjoe continued with his onslaught by making contact with his piston-like jab. Then He went at McWhirter with a thunderous left hook to the body, right hook to the body followed by a left to the temple. The initial left sent McWhirter reeling against ropes where referee Clay Huddleston waived the fight off after McWhirter could not continue. Official ruling was KO 2, 2:09.

Rounding out the night was Gary Britt (1-2, 1 KO – weight not available) who KO’d Joey Baker (0-1, 170 lb) in round two of a scheduled four round light heavyweight bout. In a lopsided fight, Willie Diamond (4-6, 2 ko’s – 140 lb) defeated Vanerlei Barnes (0-1 – 136 lb) by KO at 1:04 of round two. Jeremy Glen Hayes (1-0, 1 ko – 177 lb) took out Scott Baker (0-2 – 167 lb) at 1:23 of round one.

‘Jabba’ Decisions Baker for Cruiser Crown!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags on November 28, 2005 by Champ

by Bob Cerbe
Last Tuesday (11/22) night Llyod (Jabba) Bryan went up aganist undefeated Jeff Boom Boom Baker at the Pepsi Collisum in Indianapolis in a 10 round title fight for the NABC Cruiserweight belt. Bryan who has not fought in about 3 years stood toe to toe with Baker working on Bakers body. The body work payed of in the 9th round as he landed a hard left hook to Bakers chin which sent Baker to the canvas for the 8 count. Bryan finished up the round with more body work as Baker held on to the bell. In the 10th round Bryan laned a left hook to the body and a over hand right to the head that sent Baker to the canvas again. Baker got up at 7 and held on for the remainder of the round. Bryan won the fight on all three judges score cards and brought the belt back to Memphis. Wille Knox and Bob Cerbe said Bryan will be back in action at the Desoto Civic Center on Dec 8th againist Martin Verdin.


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