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Bunting stops Ward!

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

By Scotti Vandevender –

This month at Memphis’ New Daisy Theater, light heavyweight headliner LaFerrel “Fabulous Fairway” Bunting (6-1-1, 6 KOs) closed the show in grand style via knockout victory over Charlie Ward (7-21, 5 KOs).

Bunting stormed out from the opening bell, firing a left uppercut into Ward’s ribcage. Ward fell into the ropes for knockdown number one. Ward up righted himself only to receive further bludgeoning as Bunting struck a left hook around the waistline.

Ward fell to the canvas as referee Clay Huddleston asked timekeeper Rod Cardoni and the commissioners if the blow was low or not, then proceeded to begin his ten count when they shook their heads no.

But Ward held his own for the next few rounds, taking punches from Bunting well, while slipping quite a few. Then in round seven, Bunting unleashed a left hook as Ward marched into it. Ward fell like a rock on his back as referee Clay Huddleston ceased his count at 5 and waved the bout off at 1:17 in round seven.

Pillow Stops Gilliam!

In a lightweight bout, Jerome Pillow (13-0, 10 KOs) gave up almost twenty pounds to Walter Gilliam (1-9-1, 1 KO) and still managed to out power him. Pillow landed much more accurate punches in the first three rounds but was questionably deducted a point for a single low blow in the round.

In response to the deduction, Pillow charged forward in round four and landed combo after combo on the defenseless Gilliam until referee Clay Huddleston performed a standing eight count. Waving his finger in front of Gilliam, Huddleston asked him to follow his finger. To that Gilliam stared blankly straight ahead and the bout ended in yet another KO win for the slick punching Pillow, who seems to have trouble finding a challenging opponent in the local circles.

Goings Outlasts Adams for 4th Pro Win! (10/6/04)
By Scotti Vandevender –

In what read as a light heavyweight bout on the bout sheets, Jim Goings (4-0, 2 KOs) weighed in at 201 lbs. and squared off against 180-lb. Carlos Adams in an ugly slugfest. By the end of round two Goings bled from the nose but Adams’ tank looked to be running low.

Goings won a majority decision as Adams spent the final two rounds trying to tie Goings up in between gasping for air through a gaping mouth.

Johnson vs Watson a Draw! (10/6/04)
By Scotti Vandevender – Middleweight Lamont Johnson (1-3-3, 1 KO) looked to add to his win column against newcomer Caleb Watson, but the result left him with yet another draw. Johnson entered his game self but again could not quite perform well enough for a victory.

Johnson landed early, but then Watson worked behind a quick, stiff left jab. The problem for Watson surfaced after the jab, as his attack remained almost completely void of a right hand to create a one-two combination.

The scorecards reflected the evenness and both fighters lack of quality exchanges 38-39 Johnson, 40-38 Watson, and 38-38.

Grubbs Down in 1st, Hangs on to KO Dowdy!

In a light heavyweight bout that matched Joe Grubbs in his pro debut against Tyrone Dowdy (0-2).

Dowdy stormed out from the bell ripping a left uppercut that sent Grubbs into the ropes for a knockdown. But Grubbs arose and began to land of his own accord, ending the round with a strong right hand.

Then in round 3 a barrage of punches lead to a standing eight count on the tiring Dowdy. Grubbs followed that with another uppercut to the ribcage and Dowdy fell halfway through the ropes doubled over ending the bout at 2:56 of round three.

Futes No match for Robertson!

In the opening bout of the evening, Clifton Robertson (1-0, 1 KO) debuted against Javier Futes (0-1) in impressive fashion. Robertson dropped Futes with a straight right hand. Then when Futes arose Robertson struck again with a right hook and Futes fell again, shaking his head no to referee Allan Lovell when asked if he wanted to continue.

Goings, Webb, Pillow, Logan stay undefeated!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , on August 4, 2004 by Champ

Of the 5 fights at the New Daisy on Beale Street last evening, 4 of them featured boxers that brought perfect records into the ring with them. Jim Goings, James Webb, Jerome Pillow and Darnell Logan had goose eggs in the loss catagory as they stepped into the ring and after last night, those fighters maintained their undefeated status.

New Daisy has a solid Line-up for August!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2004 by Champ

The fight card for this month’s boxing at the New Daisy Theater looks to be a great one
as 4 of the 5 listed bouts feature undefeated boxers. See below for

Logan/Burford – should be an exciting fight as Burford always brings everything he has to the table. Logan will be able to score in this fight but he will need to be ready for Burford’s headhunting. Pillow/Dinkins – Pillow has been a very impressive fighter who uses his jab and goes to the body with confidence. Look for Denkins to bring some veteran skills to the fight but remember Dinkins hasn’t won a fight since 9/2/98. Webb/Hammac – Webb needs to continue to focus on fundamentals. With a fine record of 14-0 one sometimes forgets to keep their guard up. Hammac likes to move around but is not scared to fight. Bowman/Smith – Bowman is a good fighter with a will to win and has been in the ring with some competition. Smith, has been fighting solid comp also. This one is anybodys fight. Goings/Taylor – Goings is undefeated in his first 2 professional fights, but he will have mix it up with Taylor to win next Tuesday night.

March 04 Fight of the Month!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2004 by Champ

Goings vs. Quijada
Selected by 38% of voters in “Crowd Noise / Fighter of the Month” poll.

New Daisy Headlines – Burford Blasts Smith!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2004 by Champ

By Scotti Vandevender –

Lightweight Chris Burford (5-17, 4 KOs) showed poise and relentlessness en route to a TKO victory over Antonio Smith (7-32-2, 4 KOs). Burford began strong, landing a looping right hand to Smith’s chin in round one that clearly set the tone for the fight.

Smith retaliated in the second stanza with a flurry in the corner, but Burford pressed the action even further to end round two. Then in round three Burford struck with a big right hand that staggered Smith. Referee Allan Lovell jumped in and administered the first of several standing 8 counts.

In round four Burford again struck with 3 straight lefts and wobbled Smith at the bell. Burford continued his dominance as referee Allan Lovell continued with 3 more standing eight counts before Smith’s corner wisely threw in the towel and spared their fighter further punishment.

Anthony Bowman TKO’s Gilliam!
By Scotti Vandevender –

Welterweight Anthony Bowman (6-9, 1 KO) won a TKO victory over Walter Gilliam (0-6). Gilliam was warned about illegal rabbit punching in round one, then closed the round with heavy trading in the corner.

But in round three Bowman began to dominate as he cornered Gilliam against the ropes and landed a left right combination. Gilliam struggled to grasp and hold his way clear of the attack as Bowman continued to land punches.

Then in round four Bowman thundered a huge overhand right and traded heavy punches to end the round. Bowman charged out for the fourth round by striking with a left-right-left-right double combination before referee Clay Huttleston separated the fighters and administered a standing 8 count.

But as soon as the action returned Huttleston again found himself separating the two fighters, this time waving the bout out and declaring a TKO victory for Anthony Bowman.

Goings Record to 2-0, 2 KO’s. (3/4/04)

Cruiserweight Jim Goings (2-0, 2 KOs) moved and slipped his way through round one to follow up with a TKO victory over David Quijada (0-1). Quijada began strong, throwing numerous power shots that Goings managed to dodge and brush away. At the end of round one Quijada began to tire and slow severely.

Round two saw Goings beginning to throw punches more often. He landed a left hook flush to Quijada’s chin that wobbled him into a squat for a knockdown.

Goings continued to press the action in round three, striking a left-right combination that dropped Quijada. Quijada rose but turned his back and walked back to his corner in defeat as Goings earned the TKO victory.

Johnson KO’s Smith in 1!

And light middleweight Lamont Johnson (1-1-1, 1 KO) opened the show with a knockout of Toris Smith (1-11, 1 KO) in round 1. Johnson began strong, landing a solid right then a left hook that dropped Smith to the canvas. Johnson then immediately followed with a right uppercut that staggered Smith, who then fell to the floor unable to continue.

“Tojo” Harris too much for Ward!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2004 by Champ

By Scotti Vandevender –

Light heavyweight Joe Harris (6-3, 4 KOs) used a ten-pound weight advantage to his benefit as he overpowered Charlie Ward (7-17, 5KOs) via a 5th round TKO.

The first couple of rounds featured the two fighters firing power shots in an attempt to strike early, but neither landed effectively until Harris stunned Ward early in round three. Ward managed to keep himself upright while fighting off a measuring jab from Harris followed by straight left hands.

By round four Harris began controlling the action, landing hard body shots that clearly hurt Ward. As Harris dictated the pace of the fight Ward attempted to fire back but mostly battled with his back to the ropes like a cornered animal.

The fifth round began with a great deal of inside fighting, as Ward began landing body shots of his own. But Harris returned fire with a devastating left hook to the body that crumpled Ward and sent him through the ropes. Ward reentered the ring prior to the final count but winced in pain, unable to continue the fight, resulting in a TKO victory for “Tojo” Harris.

Roy Rebounds, Beats Burford.

In a lightweight bout, Terrence Roy (5-1) rebounded from a tough loss to the hard-hitting Jerome Pillow to soundly defeat Chris Burford (4-16, 3 KOs). Roy showed his superior speed en route to a unanimous decision.

Roy displayed his evasiveness early, striking with lightning-quick punches and retreating from danger. Burford offered a valiant fight but just couldn’t match the superior speed of Roy. By the fifth and sixth rounds Roy literally had his way with Burford who almost appeared hand tied from his lack of matching speed.

Goings Roughhouses Rooker!

Cruiserweight Jim Goings (1-0, 1 KO) retired Rowdy Rooker (0-1) via a 3rd round TKO. This bout started as a rough contest from the opening bell. The two got tangled up early and Goings body slammed Rooker into the mat.

Rooker threw wildly as the two roughhoused their way through the bout. In round three Rooker’s shoulder-length hair tossed about and obstructed his vision. Goings took advantage of the opportunity and landed several right hooks.

Apparently spent, Rooker dropped to a knee untouched and refused to fight any more, resulting in a TKO victory for Goings.

Bonds Survives to Beat Johnson!

Middleweight Marcus Bonds (1-0) gave up 20 pounds and survived a major shot in round one to come back and earn a decision versus Lamont Johnson (0-1-1) in what proved to be the most exciting bout of the evening.

Bonds faced adversity early as the much bigger Johnson landed a huge right hand that staggered Bonds and sent him reeling into the ropes on the bout’s first punch. Johnson continued by throwing power shots in an attempt to land one more hard shot to Bonds’ skull. But, Bonds managed to survive the round, his eye bleeding slightly from an accidental Johnson head butt.

Bonds came out firing in the second, threading Johnson’s guard with a straight right hand that wobbled Johnson. He followed with a left hook to the larger Johnson, but Johnson remained upright and closes out an action-packed second round.

Rounds three and four featured the two fighters mixing it up in a slugfest as Bonds countered well. The crowd roared as Bonds took charge with a stiff, accurate jab. Bonds took advantage as Johnson appeared to tire. Bonds hammered his larger opponent until the bell sounded, earning him a decision victory.

Logan Wins with Speed!

Welterweight Martez Logan (13-6-1, 2 KOs) used his superior speed and ability to outpoint Lester Yarbrough (12-42-1, 5 KOs). The slower Yarbrough threw long, looping power shots that the much quicker Logan dodged.

Logan led to the body early, and controlled the fight with speed and accuracy. Yarbrough couldn’t match the power and speed Logan offered. Logan hit the canvas midway through round four as Yarbrough begged to be credited with a knockdown but it was deemed a slip.

Logan finished strong, exchanging in the center of the ring, as the bout came to a close, ending another fine night of fights at the New Daisy Theatre.


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