Thursday, July 30, 2015


   Mexico's hard punching Sandro Marcos turned professional on December 18 of 1992 with a first round knockout over Antonio Netza.  He ran his record to 14-0-1 with 12 by knockout before taking his first loss against Raul Martin Franco, being stopped in the 10th round of a battle for the WBA's Fedelatin Jr. Lightweight Title.  He would continue to campaign between the Lightweight and Jr. Lightweight divisions, getting 2 shots at the Mexican National Jr. Lightweight Titles, but losing both times. 
   With his dangerous punching power, and aggressive style he became a favorite with promoters as a gate keeper for up and coming contenders, and sliding veterans.  He faced his share of world ranked contenders and World Champions including: Jose Luis Castillo, Carlos Hernandez, Jorge Paez, Johnny Tapia, Kevin Kelley, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, and Brandon Rios. 
   His greatest victory came on Sept. 16, 2005 when he scored the upset over former world champion Johnny Tapia with a 2nd round ko via body shot.  Even though Tapia was long past his prime, it was still an impressive victory, and put Marcos' name back into the mix.  His last pro fight came on July 30, 2009 where he was stopped in 6 rounds by unbeaten Luis Ramos Jr.

Sandro Marcos ended his career with a record of 26-20-2, winning 22 by knockout!

Click HERE to see Sandro Marcos complete Pro Record

If you'd like to see Sandro Marcos in the ring, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. CARLOS "Famous" HERNANDEZ         [tko-by-2]
2. JORGE PAEZ                                          [tko-by-3]
3. JOHNNY TAPIA                                    [ko-2]
4. KEVIN KELLEY                                    [tko-by-4]
5. MARCOS JIMENEZ                              [tko-by-2]
6. BRANDON RIOS                                  [tko-by-2]

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Nickname: "Saigon"

   Colorado's Skipper Kelp was a celebrated amateur boxer who used his power punching style to become one of the USA's top prospects. 
   He turned professional on Dec. 20, 1990 with a powerful KO win over 7 fight pro Sergio Medina.  From there he quickly built his record to 15-0-1 with 11 by knockout, incluidng a first round stoppage of undefeated Maurice Brantley (12-0).

   Kelp tasted his first defeat dropping a 10 round decision on Sept. 29, 1992 to world ranked contender David Gonzalez (29-2-1, 20 ko). 3 years later, Gonzalez would go on to challenge Terry Norris for the WBC Jr. Middleweight Title.

   It was 4 years later - March 5, 1996, that Kelp would get his first shot at a major title belt when he stepped in to face undefeated future World Champion Raul "El Diamante" Marquez for the vacant USBA Jr. Middleweight Title in Norfolk, Virginia.  It was Marquez winning the hard fought but unanimous decision over Kelp that night.

   Just 2 months later, Kelp scored a big win over future IBO Jr. Middleweight World Champion - Adrian"The Predator" Stone (17-1-1, 12 ko) on scores of 96-91, 95-92, and 96-90.

   The victory over Stone launched him into his 2nd and final title challenge, this time against Tony Martin (32-5-1, 12 ko) for the USBA Welterweight Championship.  This time it was Tony Martin coming out on top with a clear unanimous decision victory to retain his title belt.

   Skipper Kelp fought just once more on March 20, 1998 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV where he ended his pro boxing career with a convincing unanimous decision win over Mexico's Javier Mendez. 

   Skipper Kelp was never given the opportunity to challenge for a world title, but his heart, power, and crowd pleasing style made him a favorite with boxing fans around the world.  He ended his pro boxing career with an impressive mark of: 24 wins, 4 losses, 1 draw, and 15 wins by Knockout.

Click here to see Skipper's entire Pro Ledger

If you would like to see "Saigon" Skipper Kelp in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. MIGUEL LOPEZ                    [tko-1] (Pro Debut)
2. EDDIE RIOS                          [ko-1]
3. RENE HERRERA                   [w-DQ-3]
4. JORGE PICHARDO              [tko-1]
5. MARIO LOPEZ                     [tko-4]
6. ISMAIL TILLIS                     [tech-draw-3]
7. MAURICE BRANTLEY        [ko-1]
8. STEVE BARRERAS              [tko-6]
9. ALBERTO ALCARAZ          [ko-1]
10. DAVID TAYLOR                [w-8]
11. WALID UNDERWOOD     [w-8]
12. RAUL MARQUEZ              [L-12] {USBA Jr. Middle Title}
13. ADRIAN STONE                [w-10]
14. TONY MARTIN                 [L-12] {USBA Welter Title}

Amateur bouts:
1. Steve Johnston(1990 US Olympic Festival)
2. Terron Millett
3.  Danny Montoya
4. Steve Hindi
5. Unknown Amateur("Robert" )
6. Quick HL of Michelle Piccirillo Am Bout in USA/Italy Dual
7. Emmett Linton

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015


   Denver, Colorado's Bobby Brewer Jr. turned pro August 27, 1988 with a 2nd round knockout over Joel Acosta.  He quickly ran his record to 7-0 with 5 wins by ko.  He was then stepped up to face some high caliber opposition, losing his next 3 bouts on the road to Donald Stokes, U.S. Olympian Kelcie Banks, and future World Champion Sharmba Mitchell.  Those 3 had a combined record of 24-1 when Brewer went in to their hometowns to face them.

  Brewer scores upset over unbeaten Russian - Sergei Artemiev
   Brewer bounced back nicely with 3 more victories when he got the call to face undefeated Russian Sergei Artemiev in a bout that was televised on USA Network.  Brewer scored an impressive upset by unanimous decision.  He then defeated world ranked contender Tommy Cordova scoring another unanimous decision victory.  Those two upset victories propelled him into a bout against undefeated and future world champion Miguel Angel Gonzalez (13-0, 11 ko's) on the undercard of the Johnny Tapia/Santiago Caballero USBA Title fight.  Brewer was stopped in 3 rounds.

   December 1, 1994 Brewer would get his only shot at a title belt.  It was for the Colorado State Lightweight Title against Tito Tovar.  Brewer was stopped in the 7th round of that bout.

   Brewer faced some top notch competition during his career.  World Champions and ranked contenders including:  Juan Negron, Levander Johnson, Eugene Speed, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Sharmba Mitchell, Roberto Garcia and Kelcie Banks.

   Bobby's final pro bout came on Feb. 9, 2001 when he was disqualified in round 5 against Mexico's Julian Romero.

   Brewer finished his professional career with a record of 16-21, 9 KO.

click here to see Bobby Brewer's complete Pro record

If you would like to see Bobby Brewer in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. KELCIE BANKS                                 [L-4]
2. SHARMBA MITCHELL                      [L-8]
3. SERGEI ARTEMIEV                            [w-6]
4. MIGUEL ANGEL GONZALEZ           [ko-by-3]
5. REGILIO TUUR                                   [L-10]
6. MIGUEL "Alfredo" TORRES                [ko-1]
7. JUAN NEGRON                                  [L-8]
8. TONY "Dynamite" GREEN                   [L-10]
9. ROBERTO "Grandpa" GARCIA           [ko-by-3]
Amateur:             1. Mark Montano (NM)

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Monday, July 6, 2015


Nickname: Riley

   New Mexico Welterweight Henry Anaya Jr. turned pro on Feb. 7, 1987 scoring a 1st round knockout over fellow New Mexican Roland "Thunder" Baker.  Henry started with 7 straight victories before tasting his first professional defeat by decision at the hands of Joe Hernandez on the undercard of Thomas Hearns vs Iran Barkley at the Las Vegas Hilton.  Just 2 months later, Anaya avenged the decision loss with a blistering 2nd round stoppage of Hernandez. 
   He then went on another victory streak, this time going 9-0, with 6 by ko.  He earned a shot at the vacant NABF Welterweight Title, taking his record of 16-1, 10 ko's into the ring on August 20, 1990 against former World Champion "Lightning" Lonnie Smith (25-2-1, 12 ko).  The former World Champ stopped Anaya at the end of the 10th round.  Henry fought 3 more times with his final pro bout coming June 10, 1991 against amateur boxing legend, and former World Champion Mark Breland (28-2-1, 21 ko).  Breland won a unanimous decision in the bout.

   Henry Anaya finished his pro boxing career with a record of 17-4, 11 by knockout.

Click HERE for Henry Anaya Jr.'s complete pro boxing ledger

If you would like to see Henry Anaya Jr. in action on DVD, I have the following bouts available:

Pro Bouts:
JOE CAMACHO                                   [ko-4]
MARK STRICKLAND                          [tko-1]
ANTHONY WHITE                               [w-6]
CARLTON BROOKS                            [ko-5]
LONNIE SMITH                                    [tko-by-10] {Vacant NABF Welter Title}           
JAVIER SANCHEZ                                [tko-7]
MARK BRELAND                                 [L-10] (Henry Anaya's LAST pro bout)

Amateur Bouts:
1. Richard Evans (Arizona)
2. Donnie Giron (Colorado)

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Sunday, June 28, 2015


Nickname: "Frisco"

   Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and later moving to Bloomington, Illinois, after a successful amateur boxing career, Francisco Arreola turned pro on 2/13/86 with a decision win over Gabriel Garcia (5-1).  After just 6 pro fights, he was called to face world rated Loris Stecca (44-2-1, 31 ko's) in Italy and answered the call holding this former WBA World Champion to a home town draw.  Only 3 months later, Francisco was called back to Italy, this time facing Maurizio Stecca (24-0, 9 ko's).  Arreola dropped a 10 round decision to the man who would go on to become WBO World Featherweight Champion.  After just 8 pro bouts, his record was 5-1-2, 1 by ko.  He had faced 2 World Champions on foreign soil, and looked impressive.  He then went on a 13 win streak and stepped in to face Amos "Sweet Pea" Cowart (9-7, 5 ko's) for the Florida State Featherweight Title Belt.   Arreola won a lopsided unanimous decision to pick up his first title belt, and become an adopted Son by Florida fight fans. 
   He continued his winning ways with 10 more victories in a row, including wins over Jerome Coffee in Macao China, and a 12 round victory over  Manuel Santiago for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title.  Climbing fast in the world rankings, Arreola defeated Mexico's Eduardo Montes (17-13-2, 12 ko's).  It was Nov. 22 of 1997 when Frisco faced off with Jose Alfonso Rodriguez (9-2-2, 5 ko's) for the FECARBOX Jr. Lightweight Title.  Arreola was stopped in round 10 of a bruising battle held at the Clearwater Auditorium in Florida.  On October 24, 1998 Arreola stepped into the ring for his last pro bout, facing legendary World Champion Juan Manuel Marquez who was 26-1, 19 ko's at the time, to challenge for the NABO Featherweight Title.  Marquez stoppped Arreola in the 3rd round. On June 22, 2014 Francisco was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
   Francisco Arreola finished his pro career with an impressive record of 29 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws, and 8 wins by knockout. 

Click HERE to see Francisco "Frisco" Arreola's complete pro ledger!
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If you would like to see Francisco Arreola in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

LORIS STECCA                   [Draw-8]
SONNY LONG                    [w-8]
HENRY URCUYO                [tko-2]
ED POLLARD                       [w-10]
AMOS COWART                 [w-12] {Florida State Feather Title}
STEVE WHETSTONE          [w-8]
EDUARDO MONTES          [w-12] (Missing rds. 1 & 2)

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Nickname: Powerhouse

  Eric Holland was originally from Philadelphia, PA but fought much of his career out of Alamogordo, NM.  After going 3-1 in the amateurs, he turned pro on Feb. 26, 1986 and stepped into the ring to face Chris Eubank, losing a 4 round decision to the man that would go on to become a legendary World Champion.  His career got off to a rocky start going 1-6-2 in his first 9 pro bouts.  He fought on, and became a fan favorite at the legendary Blue Horizon auditorium in Philadelphia.  It was Nov. 17, 1992 when he took on and defeated undefeated contender William "The Hammer" Jones (19-0, 15 ko's).  He then faced 2 world champions in a row - Julio Cesar Green, and Ronald "Winky" Wright, dropping decisions to both of them.  Next he went on a 7 fight win streak which included a big win over undefeated Scotty "The Body" Smith (22-0-1, 14 ko's), and a convincing 9th round tko win over William "The Hammer" Jones in their rematch.  The winning streak was halted when he lost a razor thin but unanimous decision on scores of 94-96, 94-96, and 95-96 to world ranked contender Curtis Summit.

 On Nov. 9, 1996 Holland fought for and won his first title belt with a 12 round decision victory over Jose Cataneo for the vacant WBB Middleweight Title.  But it was his first defense of that belt that caused a buzz in the boxing world as Holland defeated former world champion Lupe Aquino by unanimous decision in Hollywood, California.  World Champions Gerrie Coetzee and Carlos Palomino fought on the undercard of that title defense.  Eric lost his title belt in his 2nd title defense with a split decision loss to Jose "Shibata" Flores in Ruidoso, NM.  He got the chance to fight for the IBA Jr. Middleweight Title but lost a decision to champion Bronco McKart.  He continued campaigning in the middleweight and Jr. middleweight divisions, going 2-15 in his last 17 bouts facing contenders and world champions in that stretch including:  Quirino Garcia, Merqui Sosa, Julio Garcia (twice), Lonnie Bradley, and Rodney Jones.  Eric's last pro bout came on June, 21 2003 where he dropped a 6 round decision to then undefeated super-middleweight Jason Bray.  Eric was always a fan favorite, lacking 1 punch knockout power, he made the most of his fearless style and world class heart.  He ended his pro career with a record of: 22-33-3, 4 ko's.

Click here to see Eric Holland's entire pro ledger

If you'd like to see Eric Holland in boxing action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. WILLIAM "The Hammer" JONES #1 (Missing Rd. 4)            [w-10]
2. JULIO CESAR GREEN                                                         [L-10]
3. SCOTTY SMITH                                                                  [w-10]
4. WILLIAM "The Hammer" JONES #2                                    [tko-9]
5. TYRONE HAYWOOD  (Rds. 5-8 of 8 ONLY)                    [w-8]
6. JAMES HUGHES                                                                 [w-10]
7. CURTIS SUMMIT                                                               [L-10]
8. ISRAEL "Pepo" FIGUEROA  (Final Rd. ONLY)                  [tko-4]
9. JOSE CATANEO                                                                 [w-12] {Vacant WBB Middle Title}
10. LUPE AQUINO                                                                 [w-12] {WBB Middle Title}
11. JOSE "Sibata" FLORES                                                      [L-15] {WBB Middle Title}
12. MARIO ORTIZ                                                                  [w-10]
13. BRONCO MCKART                                                      [L-12] {Vacant IBA Jr. Middle Title}           
14. LIONEL ORTIZ                                                               [L-6]
15. MARTIN QUIROZ #1                                                     [tko-6]
16. JULIO GARCIA #1                                                           [L-6]
17. TIM SHOCKS                                                                [L-10] {C.A.M. Super Middle Title}

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Nickname: "Motor City"

   Oba Carr was a wonderfully skilled boxer/puncher who came out of Detroit, Michigan.  After building an incredible record of 168-8 as an amateur, he turned professional at age 17.  December 22, 1989 was the night that Carr served notice of his presence with a 1st round knockout over Cincinnati Ohio's Marcus Reed.  He built up a record of 20-0 with 14 ko's before stepping in against former world champion Livingstone Bramble on Oct. 8, 1991 at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  It was a wild bout with Carr going down twice in the first round.  He showed heart and got off of the canvas to battle back and win a 10 round split decision. He continued his winning ways and after 32 straight victories in Dec. of 1994, 5 years after turning professional, he finally got his chance to fight for the IBF World Welterweight Title against undefeated champion Felix "Tito" Trinidad (24-0, 20 ko).  It was an exciting showdown of unbeaten fighters.  Carr dropped Trinidad in the 2nd round, but Tito rose up to battle back and drop Carr twice in round 8 en route to a tko victory.  After tasting defeat for the first time, Carr scored 3 straight impressive KO victories and challenged undefeated Derrell "Too Sweet" Coley for his NABF Welterweight Title belt. Carr won a very close split decision that night, and picked up his first title belt.  It was Oct. 4, 1996 when he would take another shot at a world title, this time it was the WBA Welter title, and it was in the hands of undefeated champion Ike Quartey (32-0, 28 ko's).  Carr lost a Majority decision that night on scores of  112-112, 109-117, and 109-116.  He then ran off another undefeated streak of 10 straight fights including wins over Jaime "Rocky" Balboa, Ross "The Boss" Thompson, Frankie "The Surgeon" Randall, and a draw against fellow Detroit star Anthony "Baby" Jones.  It was May 22, 1999 when Carr took his record of 48-2-1, 28 ko's into his 3rd and final World Title Challenge, this time against undefeated WBC Welterweight Champion Oscar Delahoya (30-0, 24 ko's).  It was an impressive performance but Carr was stopped by Delahoya in round 11.  It was 2 fights later that Carr would score a big win over former world champion Luis Ramon "Yori Boy" Campas (74-3, 63 ko's), stopping him in 8 rounds.  12 1/2 years after his first pro fight, Oba fought his last professional bout on May 18, 2002 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV.  He dropped a 10 round decision to Kuvanych Toygonbayev (17-1, 12 ko's).  Kronk Gym's Oba "Motor City" Carr finished his career with a great professional record of 54 wins, 6 defeats, 1 draw, with 31 of his victories by knockout.

Oba Carr's complete Pro record

If you would like to see Oba Carr in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. MARCUS REED                                [ko-1] (Pro Debut)
2. RUDY FUENTES                               [tko-2]
3. ROBERT VASQUEZ                          [tko-3] (*Final Rd. only)
4. ANTHONY FLETCHER                     [ko-3]
5. MARTIN QUIROZ                              [w-10]
6. LARRY BENSON                               [w-8]
7. VLADEMIR FRANCO                        [ko-4] (*Quick HL ONLY)
8. PAT BRENNAN                                  [tko-1]
9. DAVID TAYLOR                                 [w-10]
10. RAMON ZAVALA                             [w-10]
11. BERNARD GRAY                              [ko-5]
12. LIVINGSTONE BRAMBLE                [w-10]
13. ALBERTO ALCARAZ                         [w-10]
14. ERSKINE WADE                                [tko-4]
15. ROLAND COMMINGS                      [w-10]
16. MIGUEL ANGEL DOMINGUEZ         [ko-5]
17. GILBERTO FLORES                           [tko-2]
18. PEDRO "Chinito" SANCHEZ                [tko-by-8] {IBF Welter Title}
19. FELIX TRINIDAD                                [tko-by-8] {IBF Welter Title}
20. DERRELL COLEY                               [w-12] {NABF Welter Title}
21. IKE QUARTEY                                    [L-12] {WBA Welter Title}
22. JAIME "Rocky" BALBOA                     [w-10]
23. ROSS THOMPSON                              [w-10]
24. ANTHONY "Baby" JONES                   [Draw-10]
25. ALFRED ANKAMAH                           [w-10]
26. VERDELL SMITH                                 [w-8]
27. FRANKIE RANDALL                           [w-10]
28. OSCAR DELAHOYA                            [tko-by-11] {WBC Welter Title}
29. LUIS RAMON "Yori Boy" CAMPAS    [tko-8]
30. KUVANYCH TOYGONBAYEV           [L-10] (*Oba Carr's LAST Pro Fight)

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