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Posted in 2012, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2012 by J.C. Martin


Report & Photos by JC Martin @ Octagonside,

V3 Fights were fought in front of a lively, electric and packed crowd at Minglewood Hall Saturday night, September 22. JC Martin of was there to report on the round-by-round action as it played out in front of him at octagonside.

Bout 1: Josiah Johnson (3-5) vs Chance Wilson (6-0)

Johnson (r) receives medical attention after being KO’d by Wilson (l). Photo by JC Martin

Round 1: It would appear a good portion of the crowd is solidly behind the Hyperblend fighter Josiah Johnson. Johnson with an early triangle choke attempt from his back, but Wilson fights out. Johnson with another triangle attempt from his back, but Wilson drops hard punches and hammerfists and Johnson is out cold!

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Posted in 2012, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2012 by J.C. Martin

Bellator Fighting Championships 73 took Harrah’s Hotel and Casino by storm, Friday August 24. An explosive championship bout, championship eliminators and a full card delivered exhilarating MMA action to fight fans. was there and round-by-round action was captured by reporter JC Martin. Continue reading


Posted in 2011, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by Champ

Flowers Power Boxing is bringing Boxing back to Beale at The New Daisy Theatre 330 Beale St, Tuesday, December 20th! The main event will feature Thomas “The Beast” McGrogran. Co-main event will feature John Johnson.

Fight fans will also see Emmanuel Flowers, Michael Cook, Monyette Flowers, Anthony Bailey and Dedrick Bell.

Tickets: $15 GEN, $20 Stage, $25 Ringside, Tickets are available at all ticket master locations. Doors open at 7:30p, Action begins @ 8:00p

Connor Tops Woods by Narrow Decision!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by Champ

By Michael Sheffield At Ringside,

The 2010 finale of PrizeFight Boxing’s Fights at the Fitz series ended with crowd-pleasing rematch of female lightweights that easily surpassed the excitement of the original fight. Both fighters would put on impressive performances for former heavyweight champion, Michael Moorer, who was providing color commentary for the fight’s television broadcast and former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, who was in attendance.

The 8-round main event between Nicole Woods (11-7-1 3 KOs) and Kim Connor (6-1-2 3 KOs) was the sequel to a draw between the two women from January 30, 2010.

Connor, who was easily the crowd favorite, would stand toe to toe with the taller and more powerful Woods, and the two fighters didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd. From the opening bell until the final bell, Woods and Connor took turns trading hard shots, with some landing even after the bell.

The action began with both fighters trading throughout the early rounds. However, Woods repeatedly was caught holding on to Connor’s right hand whenever she threw a jab. It would take 5 rounds for referee Randy Phillips to warn Woods.
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Hendrix & Barnett To Battle in Must Win Fight!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by Champ


Tunica, MS – Prize Fight in association with Global Boxing Gym and Tecate present one of the best fight cards and one of the best main events ever at the Fitz Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS as it returns July 24th with it’s latest installment of “Fights At The Fitz”. “Fights At The Fitz” is a record breaking series that has showcased many of the top young fighters in the world today. World ranked fighters such as Fernando Guerrero, Shawn Porter, Lamont & Anthony Peterson and many more have see their careers blossom at “Fights At The Fitz”. This coming Saturday, July 24th should be no different as top lightweight prospects Ty Barnett and Tyrese Hendrix will meet in an 8 round battle with future title implications at stake. Barnett 17-1-1 (12 KO’s) from Washington D.C. looks to be the hunter in this fight as he attempts to use his great power punching ability and smooth boxing skills to limit the slick southpaw Hendrix. The veteran Hendrix 18-1-1 (7 KO’s) from Atlanta, GA will attempt to use great ring generalship, pure boxing ability and quick feet to keep Barnett off balance and land a shot that could swing the night into his favor. “This is probably the most competitive and compelling main event we have ever brought to the Fitz. It is an intriguing match up between the great boxer and the great puncher. Everything is on the line. The winner goes on to regional title fights and the loser has to climb the ladder again. I can’t wait!”, stated promoter Russ Young of Prize Fight.

The four bout undercard is also packed with very talented boxers. One of those young fighters is the outspoken and charismatic Taureano Johnson. Johnson is considered by many to be one of the top Jr. Middleweight prospects in the world today. Johnson 3-0 (3 KO’s), a member of the 2008 Bahamian Olympic Boxing Team and native of Nassau, Bahamas, has electric power in both hands and will look to impose that power on Roy Ashworth of New Orleans, LA in a 4 round clash. Also on the card is light heavyweight prospect Donta Woods 7-0 (6 KO’s) of Atlanta, GA as he will lay it all on the line against cagy veteran Terry Porter of Little Rock, AR.

This exciting 5 bout card will be replayed on SportSouth July 31st into 10 million homes throughout the southeastern United States. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling the Fitz Casino Gift Shop at (800)-766-LUCK(5825), by calling ticketmaster at (901)-525-1515, or by visiting The doors for this event will open at 6:30 PM and the first fight will start at 7:00 PM

Contact: Nate Yoder (618) 979-6735

“Melee In Mississippi” Harlow’s Casino ResultsFight to be replayed on Fox SportSouth 10pm Central Time!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by Champ

In the Main Event of Prize Fight Boxing’s “Melee in Mississippi” (4/30) at Harlow’s Casino in Greenville, MS, Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter, a 2004 United States Olympic Boxing Team Alternate and one of the hottest prospects in boxing, continued his winning ways by TKO’ing the formidable Hernandez in round four. 2008 Bahamian Olympian Taureano Johnson TKO’ed Anthony Bowman in round four. Pete Johnson took Donta Woods the round distance but lost by unanimous decisions (UD4). In feature bout of the evening, an exciting female bout of in state rivals, April Ward (Batesville, AR) TKO’d Britanny Glendenning (Ft. Smith, AR) in round two of a scheduled 6 round Jr. Middleweight figth. Mike Wagenblast defeated over Dedrick Bell bu four round unanimous decsion. Rohan Wilson decisioned (4) Keundrey Henson. The fights will be replayed this Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 central time on SportSouth.

Johnson vs. Brown at the Electric Cowboy!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by Champ

New Main Event for “Knockout Night of Fights” Card

There will be a change in the main event of Bad Boy Promotions & Electric Cowboy May 6 “A Night of Knockout Fights” card in Little Rock. Originally we had Bobby Bryant as the main event, but due to some issues with the athletic commission we were unable to get Bobby approved to fight on the card, so we looked to put Justin Ridgway vs. Derek Amos in a cruiserweight bout as the main event, however that fight has been scratched.

The new main event will be Little Rock’s own heavyweight Randy Johnson squaring off with 6’2” 220 lb Nick “Bad News” Brown of Baton Rouge, La. This is a bout where we have 2 big men and can almost assure a devastating knockout; Randy has a record of 3-2 as a professional and has fought out of the ABC Gym for years now and has trained with the likes of Jermaine Taylor, Terry Smith and other pro fighters who have made a name for themselves and fought for world titles which Randy hopes to do some day.

Nick brown on the other hand started his career off with a loss, but is now training out of the Gladiator Gym in Baton Rouge, La and has high hopes of coming away with a victory and turning his career around.

There will be many other exiting bouts on the card as well including undefeated light heavyweight prospect Sherman Guy in the toughest bout of his career against Nashville, TN’s James Jones, we will also see the hard hitting southpaw Hunter Limbaugh from Batesville, Ar and we will see crowd pleasing welterweight Caleb Turpitt out of Sherridan, Ar returning to the ring.

There will be a minimum of six bouts and we will have a special guest from the Contender Season 1 making a special appearance as well. Don’t miss out tickets are now on sale at the Electric Cowboy or by calling (501)562-6000. Must be 21 years or older to enter the Electric Cowboy.

Fight Night at the Fitz! Fight Recaps

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2005 by Champ

By Johnny ‘Kid’ Vegas at Ringside

Jr. Lightweight, Emmanuel Ford (136 lbs.) did battle with David Vasquez (127 lbs.) Round one saw Ford being the aggressor while Vasquez turned it on late in the round. The Second round saw Vasquez pick up the pace and intensity. Ford’s slapping rights had no effect on Vasquez who eventually cornered Ford and proceeded to unload a few good shots. Ford managed to back out of the corner and then took a knee but no ‘touchbacks’ here as took Ford another knee in the second. Ford failed to answer the bell for the start of the third round. Ford either had a latent injury or simply quit, which looked like the later.

Jr. Middleweight Steve Verdin (160 lbs) blew into town from Houma Louisiana for this 6 round contest verses ‘Poison’ Pete Johnson (161 lbs.). ‘Poison’ was exactly what Verdin got as Johnson started out early in this one by working the ring from rope to rope. Verdin on the other hand seemed content fighting with his back close to the ropes and proved early on that he could take a punch from the young native of Tunica MS. It was evident from the first round that Johnson was clearly the more agile of the two. Light on his feet and well conditioned, Johnson charged into the second, landing shots to both the head and body of Verdin. Verdin seemed to have a sense of urgency in the second as he brought the fight to Johnson. Johnson’s was the more selective of the two when it came to throwing his punches and combinations. Verdin, on the other hand, could be nicknamed ‘Crawfish’ for his as he would establish himself in the center of the ring, only to wiggle and fade back into a corner. Possibly as a ploy to lure Johnson. Unfortunately for Verdin, however, the corner is no place to be as Johnson let loose with a fury 10 seconds to into the second. After the Ford fight, it was nice to see two fighters going at it early in the fight. Both fighters traded fists and did the do-se-do around the ring. Late in the third, it appeared that Verdin got Johnson’s attention with a bomb to the his head, stunning Johnson, but only for a moment as Johnson belted Verdin, drawing blood from his nose. In round four Johnson smells weakness and attacks Verdin, who was having breathing heavily. Johnson worked his way inside in the 4th and by the time the fifth rolled around, Johnson’s trainer yelled for Johnson to pace himself. Johnson responded by boxing with his guard down which is something he was doing in the first, but this time, he lead with his head. Taking advantage of Johnson’s new style or lack thereof, Verdin mounted an attack until he was apparently dropped by a wet area on the canvas in the red corner. Time was closing on Verdin in the 6th and he knew it. He knew he must fight to win and he staged a final attack. During his assault Verdin struck Johnson with his forearm, but Johnson shook it off like a bad suit. Johnson, fading fast as though someone zapped him of all energy, was fighting with his hands down and leading with his head despite repeated shouts from his trainer to protect his head. As Johnson continued to ignore requests from his corner to keep his hands up, Verdin dropped Johnson with a shot to the face, unfortunately the shot came just as the bell rang for the final time. Johnson faded at the end and didn’t close very well at all but managed to hang on for the decision.

In a female bout Lana ‘Ice’ Alexander took on Memphian Christy Sepulvado. This bout was one of the more entertaining fights of the evening as ‘Ice’ felt the heat from Memphian Sepulvado. Sepulvado extended ‘Ice’ the distance in her pro debut. The fight was ruled a majority draw.

If you go to see Ty Barnett fight, don’t blink. He’s a ‘head knocker’. Barnett dropped Anderson like a bad habit with a hard right just after the first minute. The shot was a blur, but it trailed like a hook.

Undefeated Lightweight Rayonta ‘Sting Ray” Whitfield took little time to dispense of Carlos Zambrano winning by TKO at 1:42 in round two. The stoppage was called by referee Randy Phillips and looked to be a wee bit too early. Granted Zambrano was on the ropes getting pelted by Whitfield, however, Zambrano still had his guard up and looked to be in good shape defending. In defense of the ref, Zambrano was not fighting back at the time. However, it appeared difficult for Zambrano to mount any offense at that particular time as Whitfield was showering his melon with a steady barrage of punches. Bottom line is that although it may have only been a matter of time, the ref was a bit quick on the trigger and it cost Zambrano early.

Light Heavyweight DeAndre Abron started his bout against ‘Gentleman’ James Johnson with a bang as he landed a big shot which he followed with several more to feel out the ‘Gentleman’. Both fighters boxed aggressively and both appeared eager to mix it up which was even more apparent during the second when a brawl broke out. Both fighters hurled punchs and insults as they ignored any instruction from the referee. The result of the scrap was that Johnson received either a head but or elbow that opened up a gash above his left eye. This gapping wound ultimately led to his corner to throw in the towel before Johnson could answer the call of the bell for round 3.

In a rather anti-climatic end to a good night of fights, Leon Bobo was victorious over Carlos Valdez and claimed the Mid-South Jr. Lightweight Championship. Both fighters fought with respect for one another, almost too much respect as they danced and clinched through the majority of the fight. Both fighters were warned on several occasions about clinching and fighting in clinch. Overall, it was a good fight, slow and almost cautious at times. Both fighters did in their minds what they thought they had to do to win the fight, with Bobo coming out victorious.

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“ Throw Down In M-Town” Tomorrow – Weigh in Today!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2005 by Champ

Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing
“Throw Down In M-Town” will showcase the return of former WBO Super Flyweight Champion Ivan “Choco” Hernandez 21-1-1 (16 KO’s) from Ensanada, MX. Ivan captured the WBO title with a knockout over Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson on September 25 at the FedExForum. “Throw Down In M-Town” is being offered for free to boxing fans. The show will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2’s Tuesday night fight series.

“This is sort of our way of saying thank you to the wonderful boxing fans of Memphis who supported us all these years…” – Brian Young

“We are making the lawn seating available free of charge so all can come enjoy this event. This is a wonderful way to showcase Memphis to over 80 million homes via television”, stated Brian Young of Prize Fight. The fight card will be riddled with 6 to 7 world caliber fights.

(more) Tarver tops Johnson in rematch!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , on June 19, 2005 by Champ

by Scotti Vandevender at ringside

Saturday night at the FedEx forum Antonio Tarver (23-3, 18 KOs) boldly put his fists where his lips have been since his first fight with Roy Jones Jr. in his thrilling victory over “Gentleman” Glen Johnson (40-10-2, 28 KOs). In a tough battle that tested Tarver until the final bell, the new IBO Light Heavyweight champ won over the fans of Memphis, finishing to the cheers of a standing crowd of well over 12,000.

After an initial feeling out round, Tarver came on strong early and surged late to seal a unanimous victory over the ex-champ Johnson.

“It was a tough fight. I think he won. I don’t make any excuses,” stated a disappointed but gracious Johnson. “I just go fight my best. If I win, I win gracefully. If I lose, I lose gracefully. Tonight he ducked under my punches and I could not land my combinations. I welcome the challenge if he wants to fight again,” remarked Johnson when questioned what he thought of the outcome. (read more)


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