Archive for Memphis Boxing

Redkach Passes Tough Test in Memphis

Posted in 2014, Boxing News, Reports, ShoBox, Tracy Morin with tags , , , on January 18, 2014 by Champ


By Tracy Morin/ at ringside
Photos by JD Meredith

On January 17 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, ShoBox launched its first The New Generation program of the year by testing the mettle of eight up-and-coming boxers (seven of them putting undefeated records on the line) and showcasing a host of local favorites in undercard fights. Continue reading


Posted in 2014, DiBella, ShoBox with tags , , , on January 15, 2014 by Champ

Memphis, Tenn.(Jan. 15, 2014) – Earlier today at Memphis’ famed Jerry Lee Lewis Café in downtown, lightweights Ivan Redkach (15-0, 13KO’s) and Tony Luis (17-1, 7KO’s) met face-to-face at the final press conference before the two square off this Friday night in their 10-round lightweight showdown. The match-up will be the headlining bout on Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation premiere card of the 2014 season. Continue reading


Posted in 2012, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by Champ


Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn makes his way to James “Lights Out” Toney During a heated moment in their press conference on Wednesday February 22 at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS. Photo By JD Meredith 

Things heated up Wednesday during a press conference for James Toney and Bobby Gunn’s upcoming April 7, 2012, IBA Heavyweight Title Fight at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS.

The tension began shortly after the first mention of Bobby Gunn as the Bare Knuckle Champion–at which Toney laughed loudly. (Gunn has been inactive from the squared circle since his title fight against Tomasz Adamek in September of 2009, a fight he lost due to a premature stoppage. Since, Gunn has stepped away from the gloved sport and has focused on the reemergence of bare knuckle boxing.) Continue reading

Bryant Wins Pro Debut at 16!

Posted in 2012 with tags , , , , on January 10, 2012 by Champ

Amateur teenage sensation Joey Bryant of Memphis, TN, won his professional debut by TKO at .57 seconds of round 1 over Travis Bedwell Friday night at the Evangeline Downs Casino in Opelousas, La. Bryant, just 16, is the youngest American ever to be legally licensed in the US. Due to his exceptional amateur experience, which included 200+ amateur bouts, Joey Bryant was approved and licensed as a professional.


Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2011 by Champ

by Micheal Sheffield @ Ringside, Photos by JD Meredith

Two impressive young fighters stole the show from a former 2 time heavyweight champion on a hot and rainy north Mississippi Saturday night. The six fights, dubbed “TNT at the DCC,” featured former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, but would be remembered for two fighters (one of whom left with a title) that could be future champions themselves.

17-year old Washington D.C.-native Dusty Harrison would display tremendous poise and skill against Welterweight Alphonso Alexander (0-3) in his professional debut. Touted as the youngest professional fighter in the United States, Harrison would immediately win over the slightly wary crowd by not wasting punches in the first round. He wasn’t over-active, but whenever he threw, Harrison landed loud, punishing shots that echoed through the arena and elicited “oohs” from the crowd. Alexander wasn’t impressed, choosing to trash talk his younger opponent throughout the fight. It was an interesting tactic because Harrison seemed to choose a different side of the ring to dominate throughout the fight’s four rounds, while Alexander was little more than a trash-talking heavy bag. Harrison was impressive and the crowd appreciated his efforts, which would result in him taking a unanimous decision, 40-36 on the judges’ scorecards.

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Weigh-in: Rahman 284, Brown 253

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2011 by Champ
Hasim Rahman    284 lbs
Galen Brown    253 lbs
Marcus Upshaw    159 lbs
Patrick Majewski    159 lbs

Memphis Based Prize Fight Boasts 3 of ESPN’s Top 25 Boxing Prospects

Posted in 2010, Press Releases with tags , , on December 31, 2010 by Champ

Memphis, TN – Locally based Prize Fight Boxing is proud to announce that they promote three members of ESPN’s “Super 25” top prospect list as selected by ESPN Boxing scribe Dan Rafael. The distinguished list features the trio of undefeated Prize Fight prospects Fernando Guerrero, Shawn Porter and Dominic Wade. Prize Fight has become a staple of the Mid-South sports scene over the past decade. Most sports fans will remember Prize Fight bursting on the scene with the Mike Tyson versus Lennox Lewis mega fight on June 8, 2002 from the sold out Pyramid. The Tyson versus Lewis extravaganza brought the eyes of the sports and entertainment world on the Mid-South and thrust Prize Fight into the upper echelon of boxing promoters in the world. They followed Tyson versus Lewis by bringing mega fights to the Pyramid, FedExForum and to Tunica Casinos every year. These fights have been televised by HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Fox and various PPV productions. The fights have featured the “Who’s Who” of the boxing world from Roy Jones Jr, Antonio Tarver, Jermain Taylor, Winky Wright and Cory Spinks just to name a few.
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