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V3 Full Fight Report

Posted in 2011, Michael Sheffield, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by Champ

On the second 100-degree day of 2011, V3 fights brought its own kind of heat during its June event at Minglewood Hall. Fans escaped the heat of a late Memphis spring outside to experience 10 battles on a card that included three championship bouts.

Three of V3’s champions would put their titles on the line Saturday night, and two of them would leave the cage without their titles.

V3 fan favorite Chantain Wasion (5-1) would put his lightweight championship on the line against the undefeated up and comer, Sammy Lua (10-0) in a scheduled 5-round bout. Continue reading

Guzman defeats Davis!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2006 by Champ

By Jason “J-Gon” Gonzalez –
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.

Young fighter, Antonio Davis, Inked!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2005 by Champ

Promoter Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions has signed jr. lightweight prospect Antonio Davis to a co-promotional contract. Brian Young/Prize Fight Boxing is Antonio’s co-promoter. Davis, now 19-1, with 9 knockouts, of Atlanta Georgia, has won 15 fights in a row since his only loss in February, 2003. A 31⁄2 -year pro, he is the current NABO jr. lightweight champion, and ranked #4 by the WBO. Co-promoter Brian Young said, “We’ve been working with Antonio for the last three years. He’s a classic boxer-puncher, and he’s 8-0 with us. We’re very pleased to be doing business with Artie. He’s one of the hardest workers in the business, and we’ve always had a successful relationship in whatever we’ve done together. He’s an honest guy, and all of us at Prize Fight are excited to be partnering with him.” Art Pelullo said, “Brian Young and his brother Russ are first-class people, and they’ve done an outstanding job in developing Antonio Davis’s career. I think Prize Fight Boxing is the leading young promoter in the South, and I’m excited about working with them and Antonio Davis.”

“Fist of Fire” – Fitzgeralds Casino – January 22!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2005 by Champ

Tunica, MS – Prize Fight and Fitzgeralds Casino announce “Fist of Fire”, an exciting nine bout professional boxing card to be held on January 22, 2005. The main event of the evening will feature two highly touted and hard-hitting Jr. lightweights in a 12-round Feature Bout for the NABO Jr. Lightweight Championship. This bout will consist of top prospect and USBA Regional Champion, Antonio Davis 15-1, (7ko’s) from Atlanta, GA against Donnell Logan 9-1-1 (7ko’s) from Memphis, TN. During his successful boxing career, Antonio Davis has taken the mid-south by storm as he has been featured numerous times as the Undercard fighter for Prizefight Boxing. In Antonio Davis’s last fight, he was featured on the undercard of the Ann Wolfe fight and profoundly left with a victory. Conversely, Donnell Logan is a great fighter who possesses a quick right hand and has succeeded nine of his eleven battles.

There will be an additional 8 exciting Bouts proceeding the Main Event including the mid south’s best pound-for-pound female fighter, Christy Nickel from Southaven, MS against Miriam Brakache from Atlanta, GA. Christy Nickel has only lost one fight in her boxing career, and unfortunately it was to her opponent Brakache. Nickel is definitely seeking revenge from a fight that she feels she should have won. In her short but successful career, Nickel has improved to a 6-1 (4ko’s) record and is coming off an impressive win that was also held at Fitzgeralds. Conversely, top challenger Miriam Brakache 2-1 (2ko’s) of Atlanta, GA has earned another opportunity to fight Nickel and is definitely looking forward to another defeat against Nickel.

The Undercard will consist of #1 ranked contender Ray Lunsford 17-4 (4ko’s) of Tunica, MS as well as fellow Heavyweight fighter Frank Wood 23-3 (16ko’s) from Nashville, TN. Also, included on the card will be four fighters who were 2004 Olympic Trials finalist. These fighters include; Anthony Peterson 1-0 (1ko) from Washington D.C., LaMont Peterson 1-0 (1ko) also from Washington D.C., Rayonta Whitfield (2-0) from Augusta, GA and Heavyweight sensation Charles Ellis 1-0 (1ko) from Wichita, Kansas. In addition, Tyrone Muex 14-8 (8ko’s) of Covington, TN and Danny Wofford of Jacksonville, FL will both be in an exciting bout.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with the first fight scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ringside seats are priced at $30 with reserved seats being $25. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Fitzgeralds Casino gift shop located on the first floor of the Hotel.

Sam’s Town “Fight NIght”!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2004 by Champ

The Championship Boxing Series continues at Sam’s Town Casino on July 31st. There will be 7 Nationally Televised bouts and Attendees will get a preview of light heavyweight John Johnson of Batesville, MS. Johnson (4-0, 4 KOs), is an impressive puncher but has not yet been truely challenged. In the Main Event, Atlanta, Georgia’s, Antonio Davis (12-1, 5KOs) will battle New Orleans native, Bradley Verdin (9-6, 6KOs) 10 rounds for the IBF/USBA Regional Title.
Another local fight favorite, Chirsty Nickle (Southaven, MS) will be featured in a 4 round fight.

Punched out Davis TKO’d by Reed!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2004 by Champ

Bowman Wins Contoversial Decision in Main Event!
By Scotti Vandevender –

Welterweight Anthony Bowman (6-8-2, 1 KO) scored a controversial win over Louis Galarza (5-2, 2 KOs) last night in the New Daisy Theatre’s latest action-packed night of fights. The two fighters began aggressively as each looked for a way in to land punches.

By the end of round two each fighter had been warned about possible point deductions by referee Allan Lovell, Galarza for low blows and Bowman for grabbing and pushing his opponent’s head. In the middle rounds Bowman began landing good left hooks and straight right hands to Galarza’s chin, but Galarza bounced back each time and came on strong himself. As the seventh round ended, Galarza stuck out his tongue to mock Bowman.

Galarza pressed the action as the busier fighter but Bowman landed the hardest shots. Bowman landed a huge right in round eight that snapped Galarza’s head. Then Galarza ripped a sharp right to Bowman’s chin in the ninth as the two fighters battled fiercely.

The fighters ended the tenth and final round still throwing punches well after the bell and a wild Bowman punch landed squarely in the back of referee Allan Lovell. This outraged Lovell who kicked Bowman’s mouthpiece across the canvas, then picked it up and hurled it into the stands at the rear of the New Daisy Theatre. A melee began to break out from Bowman’s corner as his trainer stormed across the ring at Lovell.

The noise quieted somewhat as the judges scorecards revealed a somewhat controversial win for Bowman but this proved to be a fight where the action continued well after the conclusion of the contest.

Logan, Once Again Looks Sharp at New Daisy!

Martez Logan (12-5-1, 2 KOs) looked sharp in defeating journeyman Chris Burford (4-14, 3 KOs). Logan began by landing power shots to the body in round one.

As he continued to provide the only true offense of the bout Logan struck with a right then a left that sent Burford down in round three. Burford rose on wobbly legs but was able to survive the round and the fight. Logan has consistantly looked impressive in his fights at the New Daisy.

Pillow’s Pounds Roy to the Body for Victory!

Other fights included victories by lightweight Jerome Pillow (8-1, 6 KOs) over the lightning quick Terrence Roy (4-1), which included two knockdowns of Roy. Roy began sticking and moving rapidly in the first two rounds but in round four Pillow struck with a hard right to Roy’s ribcage, dropping him to his knees. Pillow followed with another onslaught that ended with another shot to the body that toppled Roy in pain. The scores were unanimous in favor of Pillow after a strong performance.

Thomas and Johnson Draw!

In another welterweight fight, Jake Thomas and Lamont Johnson battled to a draw. Thomas proved to be a slick changeling as he alternated from conventional to southpaw constantly.

Thomas struck with the greater power but had difficulty finding a solution to Thomas’ slippery style of boxing. Johnson landed most of his hard punches early and Thomas appeared to gain confidence in the later rounds, landing left right combinations on Johnson’s chin.

In an action-packed bout welterweight bout Brian Reed scored a hard fought TKO over Jessie Davis. Reed showed his elusiveness early in round one as he danced and landed punches to Davis’ chin.

Referee Allan Lovell called a standing eight count on Davis after several Reed shots landed flush and Davis did not defend himself or immediately retaliate. Reed was all offense though as he continued landing hard overhand shots in round two. Davis bloodied Reed’s nose but began running out of steam at the close of the round.

By round the close of round three Davis was done as Reed danced and struck repeated blows to Davis’ head. Reed was seemingly frozen and unable to defend himself. As the bell rang referee Allan Lovell told Davis’ corner he must offer up a defense or he would stop the fight. But it didn’t matter as Davis could not answer the bell for the fourth.

Despite Broken Hand, Broussard Dominates
New Year Opener! (1/6/04, Updated 1/12/04)
By Scotti Vandevender –

In the initial fight of last week’s New Daisy fights, welterweight Chad Broussard (44-3, 33 KOs) earned a unanimous decision over Michael Moss (9-22-2, 7 KOs) after sending him to the canvas twice. Broussard displayed his vast experience in handling the fight from beginning to end, despite breaking his right hand at the beginning of RD 2.

In round one Broussard struck with a hard right on his very first punch that knocked Moss down. He then continued to dominate and landed a right to the body followed by a right upstairs in round three that sent Moss down again. Broussard looked sharp and poised.

Broussard’s manager, John Beene, had this to say about Chad,

Robbins Continues to Dominate at the New Daisy!

Posted in 2003, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2003 by Champ

By Scotti Vandevender –

Marty Robbins (18-17-1, 15 KOs) continued to excite the crowd with his power punching in a Lightweight fight in the latest night of boxing at the New Daisy Theatre. Robbins looked impressive as he displayed power punching and a sharp uppercut en route to a seven-knockdown performance of Chris Burford (4-14, 3 KOs) who could not continue after his seventh trip to the canvas.

Burford entered the fight fresh off a dominating knockout victory just as Robbins did, but Robbins clearly brought the heavier arsenal Tuesday night. Beginning in round two, Robbins’ uppercut began finding its way through Burford’s guard.

Robbins dropped Burford with a left uppercut in the second round and the third round. But, Burford valiantly battled back to start the fourth before Robbins again found an avenue down which to drive his hard left hand, dropping Burford again.

After remaining on his feet during the fifth round, Burford again absorbed Robbins’ power shots, hitting the canvas twice from looping right hands.

Burford refused to quit and returned for the seventh round where another uppercut sat him on the canvas only to see him rise one more time. But, it proved to be the last time as Robbins struck with yet another left uppercut that sat Burford on his rear shaking his head, unable to continue.

Galarza Outpoints Journeyman Yarborough!

In a Welterweight fight, Lester Yarborough (12-40-1, 5KOs) fought a defensive strategy against the much quicker and busier Louis Galarza (5-1, 2 KOs) as Galarza easily out pointed him 60-54 on all scorecards.

Galarza began digging right hands to the body in round two and flurried with a barrage of punches to end the third round. Yarborough continued to offer little offensively, instead fighting to survive and clinch his way out of trouble.

Kassi Dismantles Powell in Pro Debut!

Heavyweight Frederick Kassi (1-0, 1 KO) made his professional debut in impressive fashion as he easily dismantled Kenny Powell (2-3-1, 2 KOs), knocking him down in the second round.

Kassi unleashed power shots from the very beginning. In round one a Kassi left hand stunned Powell and put him on the defensive. Kassi then stormed in the second, plunging a hard right hand into Powell’s body that sent him to the canvas. Powell weathered the storm as Kassi seemed to tire during the second half of the round.

But, Powell had suffered enough and refused to answer the bell to begin the third, repeatedly telling corner man Red Fortner “that’s it” and shaking his head.

Rios TKO’s Smith in 2

Joey Rios (5-0, 3 KOs) from the Bronx, NY made the trip down south worthwhile as he kept busy in round one and then unleashed a fury in round two against local fighter Bruce Smith (1-13). Rios displayed power with both hands as he sent Smith to the canvas twice in the second round. A left hook to the ribs sent Smith down first, followed by a right to the ribs that did the same. Then Rios closed the show by finishing Smith off with another left to the body, earning him a TKO victory at 2:23 in round two.

Amateur Davis Pounds Out a Victory!

Jessie Davis pounded his way to victory in round one over Jimmy Johns. Davis began landing heavy shots and dropped Johns to the canvas. His corner men attempted to throw in the towel and retire their fighter but changed their mind when questioned by referee Allan Lovell.

Davis immediately jumped on his opponent and landed a hard right hand followed by another right to the temple, sending Johns down for the count at 2:45 in round one.


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