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TONEY vs GUNN

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

PRESS CONFERENCE

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

TONEY VS GUNN IN SOUTHAVEN

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , on February 17, 2012 by Champ

IBA HEAVY TITLE FIGHT

Former IBA Cruiserweight Champion Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” will be fighting current IBA World Heavyweight Champion James “Lights Out” Toney April 7 in a 12-round fight at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS.

Gunn (21-4, 18 KO) 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.

Last summer Gunn claimed the World Heavyweight BKB Title when he defeated Richard Stewart by way of KO in the third round of the first sanctioned BKB fight in 123 years.  Continue reading

POLISH “LITTLE TYSON”

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, From Fightnews.com with tags , , on January 26, 2012 by Champ

HEADLINES IN TUNICA

By Przemek Garczarczyk, From Fightnews.com – Prize Fight and Global Boxing return on January 28th with the latest installment of “Fights at the Fitz” from the Grand Ballroom at Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. In the headliner, undefeated rising prospect Kamil Laszczyk (6-0, 5 KOs) from North Bergen, NJ meets Texas champion Samuel Sanchez (7-2, 5 KOs) for the vacant Mid-South Featherweight Championship.

BOXING ON BEALE

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

FITZ REPORT – MAYFIELD

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2011 by Champ

WINS NABO JR. WELTER
TITLE OVER LOPEZ

Report By Michael Sheffield, Post Fight Interviews by Tracy Morin, Memphisboxing.com

The 10-Round NABO Jr. Welterweight Championship between Karim Mayfield  and Patrick Lopez was everything the crowd at The Fitz has come to expect over the event’s history. After a slow start, Mayfield (14-0-1 10 KOs) and Lopez (20-4 12 KOs) would open the third round wrestling into the ropes. Lopez would leave the exchange with a cut over his left eye that bled and threatened to derail the fight. However, his corner would do an outstanding job stopping the bleeding throughout the fight. Continue reading

July Fights at the Fitz!

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports, Reports, Site News, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by Champ

Report & Interviews

Memphisboxing.com Report by Michael Sheffield,
Fighter Q&A’s by Tracy Morin

After a three month absence, Prize Fight’s Fights at the Fitz made its return to Tunica with a 5-fight card featuring promising newcomer Dusty Harrison.

The evening marked Prize Fight’s 92nd straight sellout at The Fitz, an accomplishment that has stretched over the last seven years. With any
luck, Prize Fight will have sellout number 93 during the next event October 1.

Dusty Harrison vs. Trenton Titsworth

Harrison (1-0), who stole the show during June’s TNT at the DCC event in Southaven would make his Fitz debut against Trenton Titsworth, who had at least a six inch height advantage. Harrison would show a desire to mix it up early with the rail thin Titsworth (who weighed in at 123 pounds, which was debatable).

Titsworth proved he can take a punch, as Harrison would land several hard jabs. However, the effectiveness of the punches may have been tempered by the fact that Harrison had to reach up to hit his opponent. Titsworth resorted to holding Harrison halfway through the fight, and that strategy would allow him to survive the fight and deprive Harrison of his first knockout, even though he clearly had his opponent in trouble quite a few times. Harrison would take a unanimous decision, 40-36.

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Peterson vs. Cayo

Posted in 2011, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Champ

IBF Title Eliminator

Lamont “Havoc” Peterson (28-1-1, 14 kO’s) looks to get back on the road to contention Friday night on ESPN2 when he faces Victor Manuel Cayo (26-1, 18 KO’s)  in an IBF Jr. Welter Title Eliminator at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Peterson is 1-1-1 in his last three fights. Most recently he fought now WBC Welter Champ, Victor Ortiz (Andre Berto, UD12) to a draw in December of 2011. Peterson’s undefeated record was broken in December of 2009, after a tough loss to Timothy Bradley in a fight for the WBO Jr. Welter Title. The eliminator would setup a fight against Amir Khan, who recently acquired the title from one Zab Judah (KO5).

Watch ESPN2 Friday night to see if Lamont will be the victor––verses Victor.

Teenage Phenom Steals the Show!

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2011 by Champ

Harrison and camp after first pro win. Photo by JD Meredith

MEMPHIS, TN – A night billed as TNT at the DCC and that featured Two-Time Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman and an interesting NABO Middleweight showdown between Patrick Majewski and Marcus Upshaw was owned by a young boxer three weeks removed from his seventeenth birthday. Dusty Harrison, 17, entered the ring for the fourth bout of the evening to make his professional debut against Alphonso Alexander and quickly became a fan favorite as he had the boxing fans in attendance buzzing long after he was done dismantling Alexander over four rounds with a tantalizing display of speed and accuracy rarely found in a boxer so young. Continue reading

FULL REPORT: TNT at the DCC!

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
10 ROUNDS HEAVYWEIGHT
Hasim Rahman    284 lbs
Galen Brown    253 lbs
10 ROUNDS MIDDLEWEIGHT(NABO MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE)
Marcus Upshaw    159 lbs
Patrick Majewski    159 lbs
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