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


Report By Michael Sheffield, Post Fight Interviews by Tracy Morin,

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

Terrance Roy TKOs Dixon at :47 of RD 1!

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

Friday night at the Earthlink Live Concert Hall in Atlanta, GA, Featherweight, Terrance Roy (8-13, 1 KO) obliterated Harlem, NY’s, Rudolf Dixon (4-2-1, 3 KO’s) by TKO in the first stanza. The official time was :47. With this victory, Roy puts his first notch in the KO column. In the main event of the evening former Atlanta (’96) and Sydney (’00) Olympian, Eromosele Albert (11-1, 6KO’s) TKO’d welterweight Rodney Freeman (5-5, 3 KO’s), at :50 seconds of number 3. Albert improves to 11-1, with 6 KO’s and Freeman falls to 5-5, with 3 KO’s.

Kenny Craven TKO’d by Clifford Etienne In L’ville, KY!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2004 by Champ

Last Saturday night, Kenny Craven (24-14, 22 KO’s), Ellisville, MS, stood toe-to-toe with Clifford “The Black Rhino” Etienne (29-2-2, 20 KO’s) at Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY. Cravens pounded Etienne and dropped him in round one. In round two Cravens was cut over his left eye and was unable continue. The fight was called at 1:30 of round 2. Etienne was awarded a TKO victory, however the Craven camp is appealing that decision. Etienne was a fill in for Riddick Bowe. Clifford “The Black Rhino” Etienne fought Mike Tyson at the Pyramid in Memphis, TN, and lost by a 1st round KO in February 2003.

T. Roy Loses Decision to Maldonado due to cut!

On the Bowe/Craven undercard last Saturday night at the Louisville Gardens in Louisville, KY, Covington, TN, Terrence Roy (6-9), faced off with unbeaten Super Featherweight, Daniel Maldonado (15-0, 8 KO’s). Maldonado was soundly beating Roy when in round 4 Roy was cut over his eye. Roy could not continue due to the cut so the referee went to the judges score cards. Maldonado was ahead on all three cards by a score of 40-36.

Memphis “Shakes Up” Boxing!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2004 by Champ

By Scotti Vandevender –

The brand new FedExForum in Memphis, TN opened its arms to its inaugural sporting event in grand fashion here last night. A crowd of almost 14,000 packed into the impressive new arena.

Roy Jones (49-3, 38 KOs) stated all along he intended to bring a show to Memphis to regain his title against IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Glengoffe Johnson (41-9-2, 28 KOs). He excited the Memphis community with his promises of entertainment and did not disappoint. Only the end proved much different than the crowd or he anticipated.

As the music boomed and Jones started his slow prance into the ring behind a rapper from his own personal label, the crowd erupted. He entered the ring as smoke and pyrotechnics blasted the air. While it may have seemed Jones had already started ahead in this fight, Johnson already had surprises for Mr. Jones.

Johnson provided Jones and everyone in attendance with the first surprise as famous rapper Ice-T led him into the ring. Like foreshadowing in a fiction novel, the hint of what lay ahead loomed over the crowd as they began to realize Johnson came here to entertain as well.

As round one opened, Johnson charged Roy, sending him into retreat mode against the ropes, hands held high around his ears. Johnson easily took the round with relentless pursuit, landing several shots to Jones’ skull. Where was the Jones of old, the escape artist that never seemed to get hit? Where was the man that Vinny Pazienza did not even hit once in a round during their bout.

Johnson ensured that man never showed up. Even as Jones flurried in rounds two and three, including a big left hook and barrage of body shots, Johnson absorbed them and continued forward.

While Jones continued the rope-a-dope act ala Muhamed Ali, Johnson took advantage of every opportunity. Entering the ninth round Johnson led on all scorecards (Fightnews had it scored 77-75) and Jones was in dire need of digging deep to try and extra victory from the beating he was receiving.

But, Johnson had other plans. “I looked for him with the left hook. I waited and got no response so I hit him again (with the right). What can I say? I threw the right hand, it hit him on the chin, and that’s it,” Johnson relayed after the fight.

As Jones fell limp to the canvas, out cold before his head ever hit the canvas, the end of an era sounded with a thud on the canvas like a bell rung in a silent night. The crowd stilled and quiet, watched as Jones lay motionless on the canvas unable to move. The time of the knockout was: 48 seconds into the ninth round.

“ Nobody knows I have a knockout punch because nobody sees me fight,” explained IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson after his stunning ninth round knockout of Roy Jones, Jr. on Saturday at the FedExForum in Memphis, TN. “I fight overseas a lot. I’m always a road warrior. It doesn’t matter if I get the respect or not, let’s just get in the ring. I stay focused and do what I have to do.”

The absence of Jones at the post-fight conference, who was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis for testing and observation after suffering a concussion due to the knockout, did not put a damper on the celebration of Johnson and his team.

The triumphant Johnson said to the fans and press in the room, “It’s a great night for me! I just wanted to make a statement that I’m a real fighter. I don’t try to look cute. I just wanted to get the job done. I felt that if the knockout came that’s great, but I did not care. I just wanted to win.”

Johnson proved his durability and worth in the ring and thanked the city of Memphis for welcoming him with such open arms. “I will fight in Memphis any time,” he proclaimed.

” I beat him at his own game,” observed Johnson, a native of Clarendon, Jamaica who fights out Miami. “A lot of guys try to fight Roy from the outside, but I wanted to stay in on him.”

Johnson proclaimed, “I’ll fight anybody. I’m not the best but I’ll fight anybody. I have had a tough career. I came through the back door. I am not one to say I am always the best. I’m the guy willing to fight the self-proclaimed best.”

Johnson was asked about a showdown with middleweight king Bernard Hopkins at 168 pounds, to which he responded, “It’s up to my management but if my body can do it, I will.” This scenario seems highly unlikely anytime soon since Hopkins has stated that he wishes to make twenty defenses of his middleweight crown before considering moving up in weight.

WBC / WBA champion Antonio Tarver was invited to the podium by promoter Dan Goossen as Johnson concluded his speech to press.

” I hope Roy retires,” bluntly stated Tarver. “He needs to stay home and take care of himself. I give him (Jones) all the credit in the world but I don’t want him to get hurt. I want to see Roy enjoy his life after boxing (and) ride off into the sunset.”

In November 2003, Jones moved back down to the 175-pound division after his historic capture of the WBA heavyweight crown and regained the light heavyweight title from Antonio Tarver in the first of their two fights. Subsequently, Tarver knocked out Jones in the second round of their rematch in May.

Tarver wasted no time in challenging Johnson: “I feel like he has something of mine. We have to sell tickets Glenn. You have one of my belts. Come on HBO, let’s get it on.”

Alton Merkerson, the long-time trainer of Jones, stated to the press the knockout could signal the end of his career. “That’s something he and I are going to have to talk about,” Merkerson said. “He’s getting hit now more than he used to get hit.”

While a unification bout with Tarver may also lie ahead, Johnson can rest assured Saturday night he was the best in the world. Tarver contends the belt is rightfully his, that he voluntarily gave it up. But for now it resides firmly around the waist of the man who left Memphis and the rest of the world “All Shook Up.”

The total attendance on Saturday at the FedExForum was 13, 047. The promoters were Square Ring, Inc. and Goossen Tutor Promotions, in association with Prize Fight Boxing and Grand Casinos Tunica.

Jones Jr. vs Johnson, Days Away!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2004 by Champ

By: JD Meredith

Memphis is days away from one of the biggest fights in its history. Do you have your tickets to Roy Jones Jr. vs. Glen Johnson at the FedEx Forum, Saturday night in Memphis, TN? If you do, congratulations, you are going to see some great fights. 10 to be exact. If you don’t have tickets, but take an interest in Boxing, buy a pair of tickets to this fight and help establish Memphis as a boxing community.

Memphis has received 2 Heavyweight Championship mega-fights, in Tyson/Lewis and Tyson/Etienne, since 2002. Now with the arrival of Roy Jones Jr., who until recently was considered by the majority of fight fans and fight commentators alike to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Memphis adds another huge fight to its historical fight card. (cont’d)

Why is this fight anticipated?
Roy Jones Jr. (49-2, 38 KO’s) promotes himself, he cuts tracks, he has a line of clothes, he just got knocked out for the first time…ever! Fact is Jones Jr. is an exciting fighter to watch. He’s been in the sport for years and has lost little to father time. Whether you love him or hate him, he’s a great fighter whose name is branded on the sport of boxing for all eternity. When a fighter loses a fight, especially the way Jones Jr. lost his last fight to the right hand of Antonio Tarver (KO 2, 2004), it changes his plan. Saturday night in Memphis, you will see a different side of RJ Jr. A new side of him that has seen the blurry vision and cloudy head of a nasty knock out. Don’t misinterpret what is being said, he will not be scared, but maybe cautious.

Fighting by way of Miami, FL, Glengoffe “Gentleman” Johnson (40-9-2, 27 KO’s) is an not only and impressive Journeyman fighter, he also is the reigning IBF Light Heavyweight Champion. He has been in the ring with many great fighters the likes of Clinton Woods, Derrick Harmon, Syd Vanderpool, Sven Ottke and current Undisputed, Unified Middleweight Champion of the World, Bernard Hopkins, who delivered Johnson’s his only KO (KO 1, 1997). Having only been KO’d once in his career, it is certain that Johnson will be coming to fight.

Roy Jones Jr. Speaks from Memphis!

Posted in 2004, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2004 by Champ

…his future in Boxing & his fight with Glen Johnson!
By Scotti Vandevender –

Hurricane Bonnie may have KO’d Roy Jones Jr.’s plans to attend the initial press conference kicking off his bid to regain the IBF Light Heavyweight championship, but today Roy Jones, Jr. held his own personal media festivity the way he likes it – on his own terms.

While Roy doesn’t always take the keenest interest in promoting his fights, he certainly knows who butters his boxing bread so to speak. Roy understands the importance of his business relationships outside of the boxing ring. The ex-champ took time out to tour his sponsor Nike’s distribution warehouses in Memphis, TN and worked in a little press coverage in the process.

Roy took his time in arriving then took time to share his thoughts on training, basketball, the Olympics, Don King promotions, and other topics with all in attendance. He explained his favorite style of training consists of basketball and more basketball as the interaction with the crowd works to motivate and encourage him more than training in the ring or gym.

“As a matter of fact the best condition I’ve been ever been in was when I fought Lou De Valle. I only trained real boxing training for two weeks,” Roy stated to the press.

Roy compared the questionable scoring in the Olympics to a Don King fight. “I wouldn’t care if my kid grew up to go to the Olympics. Nobody cares anymore. It’s like watching five or six Don King fights and every one of them ends up in a draw. It’s the same thing and it’s destroying a kid’s dream.”

He then continued by praising his opponent Johnson. “Glen is a good fighter. He’s a very strong fighter. People don’t understand that he’s very durable. He’s gonna’ keep coming at you.”

After a brief question and answer period it was off to shoot some basketball as the start to a whirlwind tour of Memphis. Fightnews was able to catch up with the sports superstar for a couple of words from him en route to the Nike gymnasium:

Roy, are you looking forward to returning to the ring?
Oh yeah. I almost feel like last time I got paid for nothing, I wasn’t out there long enough (laugh).

Roy, what is your motivation coming into this fight?
To be honest with you, my whole motivation this time is that God has a plan for me. I know he has a plan for me. A lot of people never get to the top, never know what it’s like. Take Mike Tyson, when he came down he couldn’t get back to the top. God brings even the best people down to see if they will remain faithful and go back up.

What are your future plans?
I’m actually gonna beat this boy, go stop Tarver, then probably see who wins the Hopkins – De la Hoya fight. I may go back to 168.”

How about your music career, do you have a new CD coming out?
Yeah, we got a new CD coming out. As a matter of fact we have the new CD coming out three days after the fight, Sept. 28. We’ve got one of the songs on the album that they’re going to bring me into the ring to. I’m gonna start back entertaining, totally entertaining. People talked me out of being entertaining.

Can we expect and entrance like you entered the Clinton Woods fight?
Yeah! You know, I gotta bring one of those to Memphis.

The Glen Johnson camp claims you’re doing too much to take the fight seriously. What’s your take? It’s better when I do too much. For the last Tarver fight I wasn’t doing nothing, and look what happened. I probably should have been doing some extra stuff, then maybe I would have been better focused for it. When I have too much to do I operate best. That’s always been the way for me. If I ain’t got nothing to do I’m not interested. I’m gonna be doing too much. I will be doing too much inside the ring and outside of it. I’m gonna put on a show before, in the ring, and after. But, when I’m in the ring we’ll find out what kind of chin he’s got.

Hopkins exploited it.
Did Hopkins knock him out? Ah, you shouldn’t have told me that. Now he’s GOT to go to sleep!
If Ididn’t have a plan for the fight, I got one now.

With all that activity you don’t sound like a 35-year-old boxer.
I don’t look like one either! I’m just happy to be able to be back in the ring. I’m happy that Memphis opened its arms to me to come out. Even the radio stations here have been playing my music and I really appreciate that. I love opening new arenas. I love doing different things, opening them up to boxing.

And with that Jones hit the court where he landed nine of his first ten shots from the field adorned in blue jeans and a button down. On Sept. 25, at the brand new, state-of-the-art FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN, we shall all see if he can still land his shots on the apron like he did before his first professional knockout loss, and the subsequent fall from his lengthy reign as the pound-for-pound best in the world.

“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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