Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FREDDIE ROACH

   Freddie Roach turned pro on August 24, 1978 with a unanimous decision victory over Roberto Vasquez in Boston, MA.  He quickly ran off 10 straight wins before taking his first defeat to Beto Nunez (19-3) in Nunez's home town of Phoenix by decision.

   Roach battled on and ran off another winning streak.  This time he went nearly 3 years before losing again.  But when he did, he lost back-to-back matches against two highly regarded contenders.  He was a relentless punching machine, he was technically skilled, but could still be hit enough to make for some crowd pleasing brawls.  He was very "TV Friendly" and became a favorite with Las Vegas boxing promoters and the fairly new ESPN cable network.

   Freddie was 30-3 when he fought for his first title belt.  It was April 14, 1983 when he took on unbeaten Louie Burke (13-0) for the ESPN Jr. Lightweight Championship.  It was an all-time classic battle with the two slugging it out for the full 12 rounds.  When the dust settled, and the smoke cleared it was Burke who took a close but unanimous decision and left Las Vegas Nevada with the ESPN strap.

 
Dan Sisneros with Freddie Roach in 1999
   Roach bounced back with 2 huge wins.  First he stopped Reynaldo Zaragoza (22-3-1) in 8 rounds, and then scored a unanimous 10 round win over Carlos Bryant (12-8-2, 6 ko) in what turned out to be Bryant's last pro bout.

   Roach wanted another shot at Louie Burke, and he got it - Nov. 10, 1983 on the undercard of Marvin Hagler/Roberto Duran.  This time it was a 10 round non-title bout, but it was the same result.  An all out brawl with Burke again taking the victory on all 3 judges scorecards.

   Those wars with Burke only made boxing fans want to see Freddie Roach even more.  Freddie finished his career from that point going 8-8, but faced the very best in the game including:  Tommy Cordova (for the vacant ESPN Jr. Lightweight Title belt), Bobby Chacon, Jaime "Rocky" Balboa, Greg Haugen, and Hector Camacho.  During that stretch he got a shot at the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title in 1986, losing a decision to champion Darryl Tyson (23-1, 12 ko's).

   Freddie's last win came on Aug. 14, 1986 when he forced 50 fight veteran Arnel Arrozal to not come out for round 6.

   Freddie's last pro bout was fought just two months later.  He dropped a very tough battle with unbeaten David Rivello (9-0, 4 ko) by decision.

   Freddie Roach was a fighter's fighter, and that's probably why he has become one of boxing's most celebrated trainers guiding the careers of boxing's best including:  Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Lucia Rijker, Amir Khan, and many others.

   Freddie did not have the big knockout punch, but his heart and tenacity made him a top 20 contender for most of his exciting career, and a definite fan favorite too.

Here's Freddie's entire pro boxing ledger on:  BOXREC.COM



If you would like to see Freddie Roach in boxing action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

FREDDIE ROACH vs.

1. LOUIE BURKE #1                         [L-12] {ESPN Jr. Light Title}
2. REYNALDO ZARAGOZA            [ko-8]
3. JOSE RESENDEZ #3                     [w-10]
4. DAVID CAPO                               [w-10]
5. HASSAN ALI (Herman Ingram)     [w-8]
6. JOE RUELAZ                                 [tko-4]
7. RICHIE FOSTER                           [tko-8]
8. EFRAIN NIEVES #2                      [L-10]
9. TOMMY CORDOVA                    [L-12] {ESPN Jr. Light Title}
10. DELIO PALACIOS                      [w-10]
11. CARLOS BRYANT                     [w-10]
12. GREG HAUGEN                          [tko-by-7]
13. ARNEL ARROZAL                      [tko-5]
14. DAVID RIVELLO                        [L-10] (Freddie Roach's LAST Pro Bout)



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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TIM PULLER

Nickname: "The Hebrew Hammer"


Tim Puller serving up great food instead of punishment in the ring

   Philadelphia's "Hebrew Hammer" Tim Puller was an imposing figure at 6' 6" tall.  He stepped onto the Pro Heavyweight boxing scene on Nov. 30, 1990 with a 2nd round tko over 282 pound Pedro Garcia in a bout held at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

   He built a record of 6-0, 3 ko's, including a nice win over Los Angeles' Leon Carter (3-0, 2 ko) in an early showdown of young up & coming unbeaten heavyweights before taking his first defeat at the hands of Sim Warrior.  That bout was held at The Hacienda in Las Vegas, NV.  Puller would avenge that loss to Mr. Warrior 8 months later with a very satisfying 8 round decision victory.

   He put together a nice 5-1, 3 ko streak after that loss (which included the revenge win over Warrior), and took a record of 11-2, 6 ko's into his challenge for the vacant IBC Heavyweight Title against fellow fringe contender - Sherman Griffin (16-4, 12 ko) in Harlingen, TX.  It was a great night for Puller who battled his way to an 8th round technical knockout over Griffin to claim the IBC World Heavyweight Title.


Puller's battle with Chris Byrd
   Tim never defended that title, but instead, stepped up to begin facing world class opposition.  He defeated well respected journeyman Mike Dixon via 10 round unanimous decision, and then faced 3 current or future world champions.  Chris Byrd (11-0, 8 ko), Tim Witherspoon (42-4, 28 ko), and Lou Savarese (34-0, 28 ko).  Puller was stopped by all 3.

   Tim then began fighting in Washington State, where he put together a string of 7 straight wins, which included an 8 round win over former IBO/WBF Heavyweight Title challenger - Craig Payne (12-14-1, 8 ko), and Tim's last pro victory - a clear 10 round decision victory over former WBA Heavyweight Title challenger, the legendary James "Quick" Tillis (42-20-1, 31 ko).

   Puller would fight just twice more losing a decision to Marvin Hunt in 2000, and being stopped in round 4 by Yohan Banks in his final bout, 13 years later, on Sept. 21, 2013.

Dan with "The Hebrew Hammer" in 1994


   Puller ended his pro boxing career with a record of: 20 wins, 7 defeats, winning 11 by knockout.  His boxing days spanned 23 years, with a 13 year layoff before trying it one more time in 2013.  He got only one shot at a title, and won it.  A very likable gentleman who was good with the fans, and had lots of support from boxing fans around the USA.

Click here to see: Tim Puller's entire Pro Ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see Tim "The Hebrew Hammer" Puller in action, I have the following of his boxing matches available on DVD:

1. TIM MORRISON                          [tko-2]
2. BILL CORRIGAN                         [tko-4]
3. DESMOND BROWN                   [ko-1]
4. MIKE DIXON                               [w-10]                       
5. CHRIS BYRD                               [tko-by-5]
6. TIM WITHERSPOON                  [tko-by-2]
7. LOU SAVARESE                         [tko-by-2]


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

JAYLA ORTIZ

   Santa Fe New Mexico's Jayla Ortiz was an outstanding all around athlete who was drawn to the boxing ring where she could display that athleticism.


    October 4, 1997 saw Jayla open her pro career with a 2nd round tko over an outmatched Merlinda Tafoya.  Two months later, Tafoya got a rematch but the results were the same with Ortiz dominating her again for a 2nd round tko win.

   She was 2-0, 2 ko and fought in front of her home town fans of Santa Fe, New Mexico scoring a first round tko over Mexico's Angelica Villian.

   After the fast start, she hit a bump in the road as she went 0-4-3 in her next 7 bouts.  She fought a much higher level of competition with 6 of the 7 bouts on the road.

   She showed a fast learning curve in the ring, as she avenged 2 of the results from that 7 fight stretch.  She lost a decision to Brenda Burnside, but came back with a draw in the rematch, and she fought a draw with Mexico's Copitzi Mendivil in their first meeting, but came back to score wins in two rematches.

   Ortiz came back strong and built her record to 5-5-3, 3 ko earning her a shot at the New Mexico State Bantamweight Title against undefeated fellow New Mexican, and future IFBA Bantamweight World Champion - Adriana Delgado (4-0, 2 ko).  The bout took place on Nov. 6 1999 in Las Vegas, New Mexico.


   It was a surprising but convincing outcome as Ortiz scored a one-sided unanimous decision victory to win the State Title over the favored Delgado.  Scores were 60-54, 60-56, and 59-55 for Ortiz.

   Ortiz, now the state Champion went on a tear going unbeaten in her next 7 bouts.  She won 6 of them, but her win against former Women's IBF World Champion - Delia Gonzalez was later changed to a no contest.  She also fought a majority draw against Leanne Villareal in that stretch but avenged the draw with a unanimous decision win in their 2nd meeting.

   She was now ranked and ready for a shot at the vacant IFBA Jr. Featherweight Championship.  She faced unbeaten Jackie Chavez (7-0, 3 ko) for the title in Ignacio, Colorado.  Ortiz lost a very close unanimous decision on scores of 96-94, 96-94, and one judge turning in a surprising card of 100-90 all for Chavez.

   Her performance solidified her reputation as one of the top female boxers in the division, and she got the call to travel to Germany and face the defending Women's IBF Featherweight Champion - Silke Weickenmeier (16-3-4).  The bout went the full 10 rounds, but it was Weickenmeier successfully defending her title in front of the home town German boxing fans.

   Jayla fought twice more, losing to Valanna McGee (9-2-1, 4 ko) in California for the vacant GBU Female Jr. Lightweight Title in her next bout.

   Cinco de Mayo of 2006 saw Jayla in what would turn out to be her final bout.  She faced Albuquerque's Leanne Villareal for the 3rd time, having scored a win and a draw against Villareal in the previous two meetings.  This one would be for the Vacant NABC Jr. Lightweight Title, and it was staged in Jayla's home town of Santa Fe.  Ortiz went out in strong fashion with an impressive 8 round sweep on scores of 80-72 on all 3 judges scorecards.

Jayla is interviewed by Dan Sisneros as trainer Dan Cushner looks on, and Chris Cozzone takes notes




 
   It was a great way to go out - a winner, with a new title belt around her waist.  Jayla was always well respected on the New Mexico boxing scene, and she ended her career with a final record of: 12 wins, 8 defeats, 4 draws, and winning 3 by knockout.

Click here to see: Jayla Ortiz's entire pro ledger on boxrec.com

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

1. MERLINDA TAFOYA #1                  [tko-2]
2. MERLINDA TAFOYA #2                  [tko-2]
3. ANGELICA VILLIAN                        [tko-1]
4. BRENDA BURNSIDE #1                   [L-4]                           
5. KATHY WILLIAMS                           [L-6]
6. ADRIANA DELGADO                       [w-6] {New Mexico State Bantam Title}
7. LEANNE VILLAREAL #3                  [w-8] {Vacant NABC Jr. Light Title}

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Amateur:
1. Gail Martinez (Colorado)


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

JUAN CARLOS (JC) CANDELO



  Colombian born Juan Carlos (JC) Candelo turned professional Jan. 27, 1995 in Doraville, Georgia, with a 3rd round TKO win over Jack Williams.  He won his next two bouts, and then hit a "neutral" streak going 0-1-3 during that stretch.  After 7 pro fights, JC had a mediocre looking record of 3-1-3, 2 ko.

   That's when things heated up for Candelo.  He would not lose another professional fight for nearly 4 years, going 14-0, 12 by knockout during those years, fighting in the USA, Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico, steadily moving up into the top of the world rankings of all sanctioning bodies.

   With the world rankings came tougher opposition and the streak finally ended on Dec. 5, 1999 when he lost a very close split decision to Michael Lerma (20-3, 17 ko) on scores of 95-94 for Candelo, 95-94 for Lerma, and 97-94 for Lerma.  Five fights later, Candelo would return the favor, scoring a hard fought but unanimous decision victory  to avenge his loss to Lerma on scores of 96-94, 98-92 & 98-92 all in Candelo's favor.

  
   Impressive wins over some solid fighters earned Candelo his first title shot.  He would face former IBA Americas Middleweight Champion - Mexico's Angel "Toro" Hernandez (20-2, 15 ko) for the vacant NABF Jr. Middleweight Championship.  The fight was held in Las Vegas, NV on Jan. 12, 2002.  It was a barn burner of a bout, and ended on close scores of 111-116, 112-115, and 113-114 in favor of Hernandez.

   After a convincing unanimous decision win over Alfred Ankamah (20-8, 17 ko) on an ESPN televised
card, a rematch was ordered for the NABF Jr. Middleweight title with Angel Hernandez who was now 24-2.  The bout was televised on Friday the 13th of Dec. 2002, and was the main event of an ESPN2 broadcast.  It was Candelo's night all the way as he fought hard and smart to score a unanimous decision victory leaving no doubt on scores of 116-112, and 117-111 x 2.  

   Not only did that fight place the NABF title around JC's waist, it earned him the respect to be named as the challenger Ronald "Winky" Wright's (44-3) IBF World Jr. Middleweight Championship in his next fight.  That fight was part of an HBO Pay-per-view card that featured 4 World Title fights, including Roy Jones battle with John Ruiz for the WBA Heavyweight Championship.  Candelo showed well, but came up short dropping a unanimous decision to the champion on scores of 118-110, and 117-111 x 2.

   Candelo bounced back with an impressive win over fast rising Julio "The Cuban Lover" Garcia (25-1-2, 11 ko).  Juan Carlos looked sharp and stopped Garcia at 2:32 of round 8 to defend his NABF Jr. Middleweight Title Belt in a bout shown on ESPN for the world to see.


    JC Candelo was now facing the best of the division as he went on a stretch which included bouts against:  Kassim Ouma, Eduardo Sanchez, Marco Antonio Rubio, Teddy Reid, Verno Phillips, and undefeated
Candelo with fans Jeff & Cindy Daniel, and Dan Sisneros
James Moore (14-0).  He went 2-5-1 during that 8 fight stretch, but performed at a high level, and considering the constant string of contenders and former/future champions, it did not knock him out of the top 20 rankings.

   Candelo scored a mild upset victory over Chase "White Tiger" Shields (29-2-1, 14 ko) via tko as Shields could not answer the bell for round 8 in a bout held in Shields hometown of Houston, TX.  Two fights later, Shields wanting to avenge that loss, defended his USNBC Jr. Middleweight Title Belt against Candelo in Dallas, TX.  This time Candelo's slick boxing caused Shields to resort to head butts which resulted in a DQ victory for Candelo, adding another title belt to his credit.

   Mr. Candelo defended that title once, and was successful scoring a 7th round TKO over Justin Flanagan (9-1, 5 ko).  That would be Candelo's last professional victory.  He would fight 4 more times, in losing efforts to top notch opposition.  Raul Casarez (18-2), Fernando Guerrero (24-1), former multi-World Champion Jermain Taylor (31-4-1), and his final bout April 5th, 2014 losing to Abraham "Abie" Han (21-1) being stopped in round 2 of an attempt to win the vacant UBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title.


   JC Candelo's pro boxing career spanned nearly two decades and it was a very successful campaign.  He finished with a pro record of:  32 wins, 14 defeats, 4 draws, winning 21 via the knockout route.  

Click here to see: Juan Carlos Candelo's entire pro ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see JC Candelo in boxing action, I have the following bouts of his available on DVD:

JUAN CARLOS "JC" CANDELO vs.
1. WILFREDO VAZQUEZ                    [tko-5]
2. GARY JONES                                   [ko-9]
3. TONY BADEA                                  [w-10]
4. MICHAEL LERMA #2                      [w-10]
5. RON JOHNSON                               [tko-4]
6. ALFRED ANKAMAH                      [w-10]
7. ANGEL HERNANDEZ #2                [w-12] {NABF Jr. Middle Title}
8. RONALD "Winky" WRIGHT            [L-12] {IBF Jr. Middle Title}
9. JULIO GARCIA                                [tko-8] {NABF Jr. Middle Title}
10. KASSIM OUMA                            [tko-by-10]
11. EDDIE SANCHEZ                          [L-12]
12. MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO          [L-10]
13. TEDDY REID                                 [Draw-10]
14. VERNO PHILLIPS                         [L-10]
15. RAUL CASAREZ                           [L-8]
16. FERNANDO GUERRERO             [tko-by-6]



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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CARLOS NAVARRO

Nickname: "Zurdo de Oro"

   Los Angeles' Carlos Navarro was one of The USA's great amateurs of the 1990's.  He won medals at both the Goodwill Games (1994) and U.S. Olympic Festival (1995).  He also scored a win over Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the 1995 Pan American games boxoffs.

   Navarro turned professional on July 25, 1996 and started things off with a 2nd round KO over Luis Martinez.  He ran off a 10-0 record to start things, and took that undefeated record into a challenge for the California State Featherweight Title.  Carlos won via unanimous decision against his fellow undefeated prospect Marcos Licona (11-0-1).

   3 fights later, the California State Champion stepped up to challenge for the WBU Jr. Featherweight Championship against Nicky Bentz (30-1-1).  It was a wild affair with Navarro going down late in the 2nd round, but Bentz was dropped 5 times in the bout that went the full 12 round distance.  Navarro won on a wide unanimous decision.

   Carlos made 2 more successful defenses of his WBU Title belt, and finally tasted his first defeat losing his title to Carlos Contreras (12-4-1) via unanimous decision on scores of 112-115, 111-116, and 110-117.  He now stood at 19-1, 15 ko, was world ranked and 3 fights later, he moved up in weight to fight and defeat Mexico's Nestor Lopez (19-6-2) by knockout in round 9 to pick up the IBA Jr. Lightweight Championship.

   Navarro's next big challenge came on June 3, 2001 in Elgin, Illinois.  He faced undefeated rising star Lamont Peterson (15-0-1) for the vacant USBA Jr. Lightweight Title.  The bout was also named
as an IBF Jr. Lightweight title eliminator - the winner would get a shot at the IBF World Title.  It was not Carlos' night as he was stopped by Peterson in round 9.

   Carlos bounced back with a Draw against Puerto Rico's Omar Adorno (13-2)  and then took his 3rd loss in a showdown bout against undefeated knockout artist - "The Galaxy Warrior" Nate Campbell (20-0, 17 ko).

 
   Carlos came back strong with some great wins including a huge 7th round tko win over former WBC World Champion Luisito Espinosa (47-11, 26 ko) to pick up the vacant WBC Mundo Hispano Jr. Lightweight Title belt.


   In his next bout, he stopped another former world Champion.  This time it was former WBO Champ Agapito Sanchez.  Navarro stopped him in round 11 to add the WBC Continental Americas Jr. Lightweight Title belt to his collection.

   Carlos lost in his first defense of that title against Bobby "The Sniper" Pacquiao (26-11-3).

   Carlos Navarro would fight just 3 more times, making quick work of Donnell Logan in 1 round, and then losing a very close majority decision to NABF Champion Agnaldo Nunes (17-1-1, 8 ko) in an attempt to pick up one more title belt.  It was close with scores of 114-114, and 113-115 x 2.

   Carlos' final fight came nearly 11 years after he turned professional.  He went out dropping a very close split decision to former WBA Featherweight Champion - Derrick "Smoke" Gainer (40-7-1, 24 ko).

    The Golden Southpaw finished his career with a final record of: 27 wins, 6 defeats, 1 draw, winning 22 by knockout.  A very impressive finishing record.  Winning several title belts and facing top notch opponents, he proved his self to be a highly skilled championship class boxer.

Check out Carlos Navarro's complete Pro Ledger on: BOXREC.COM - Carlos Navarro

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


1. JOEY BORRERO                               [ko-1]
2. JOSE VICENTENO                           [ko-6]
3. HECTOR SANTANA                         [ko-4]
4. NICKY BENTZ                             [w-12] {WBU Jr. Feather Title}
5. MARCOS BADILLO                    [tko-3]
6. JAVIER LUCAS                          [ko-2] {IBA Continental Americas Jr. Light Title}
7. UBALDO HERNANDEZ (*Rd 1-6 only)    [ko-7]
8. LAMONT PEARSON                   [tko-by-9] {Vacant USBA Jr. Light  Title}
9. OMAR ADORNO                         [Draw-10]
10. BOBBY PACQUIAO                  [ko-by-7] {WBC Continental Americas Jr. Light Title}
11. DERRICK GAINER                   [L-10] (*Carlos Navarro's LAST Pro Bout)

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Amateur:

1. Rene Schultz (Ger)            (94GWG)
2. Khikmatulla Akhmedov    (UZB94GWG/A)
3. Waldemar Font (Cub)       (94/GWG/A)
4. Enrique Carrion                (Cub/A/'94 Dual)
5. Juan Ruiz (NM)
6. Julio P. Chacon(PR)          (95 PanAm)
7. Jason Pires                         ('95 USOLYFST)
8. Lorenzo Aragon (Cuba)     (HL:1st Rd.Only,'95Dual)

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b) Works Mits                               (at L.A. Boxing Club)
c) "Eye on Sports"                        (5.5 Min.)



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Monday, August 29, 2016

HOMER GIBBINS


Nickname: "The Nature Boy"

   Homer Gibbins amassed an incredible amateur record of 226 wins, 23 losses with over 100 knockouts.  Multiple Georgia state Golden Gloves & Silver Gloves titles, a bronze medal at the 1988 Eastern Olympic trials, and many other titles and awards.  No doubt one of the great amateurs ever produced from the state of Georgia.

   He turned professional on 8/11/1990 and was shockingly stopped in the 3rd round of his professional debut by California's Peter Waswa.

   Homer returned to the ring and put together a fast tracked 10-0, 9 ko streak before taking his 2nd defeat by split decision against Paul Denard.

   He did not lose another bout for nearly 2 1/2 years.  In that stretch he won 15 straight, 13 by knockout and 9 of those in the first round before taking his 25-2, 22 ko record into a WBF Jr. Welter Title challenge against highly respected contender Kenny Vice (29-7, 24 ko).  It was a great night for Gibbins who stopped Vice in round 7 to win his first title.  He never defended that title.

   He continued the winning streak with 6 straight victories before challenging undefeated George Scott (21-0, 12 ko) for the WBC Continental Americas Jr. Welter championship.  It was a great fight that ended with Scott's unbeaten record intact via close majority decision.


   He bounced back from that loss with an impressive victory over world ranked Todd Foster (32-2, 28 ko) via 7th round Technical Decision in Biloxi, MS.

   Two more wins later, including a 10 round unanimous decision win over Wayne Boudreaux (20-5), Gibbins was named as the opponent for the IBC Welterweight Title Belt against defending champion - Hector "Macho" Camacho (50-3, 24 ko).  Homer dropped a hard fought 12 round decision against the elusive champion.

   His performance was impressive enough to earn him another world title fight in his next bout.  Sept. 15, 1995 was the night that Gibbins was ko'd in round 8 against defending champion Jake Rodriguez (27-3-2) for the WBU Jr. Welterweight Title.

   He went 4-1 in his next 5 fights, and traveled to Denmark to face defending champion Frank Olsen (30-1) for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight title.  Olsen scored the 7th round technical knockout to win the vacant title.

   Gibbins returned to Atlanta Georgia, and scored a big win against Carlos Alberto Martinez (12-2, 3 ko) by decision over 10 rounds.  He followed that big win going 2-5 against some very high caliber boxers including - Matt Vanda (26-0), Grover Wiley (24-3-1), Jimmy Lange (20-1-1), and then taking a fight way out of his weight division - traveling to Quebec, Canada to face unbeaten prospect and future world champion - Jean Pascal (4-0, 3 ko).

   Three fights later, Homer would face world ranked "Bad" Chad Broussard (53-4) for the vacant IBU Welterweight Title.  Gibbins dropped a unanimous decision on scores of 111-116 on all 3 judges cards.  He was granted an immediate rematch and made the most of it knocking out the champion to claim his IBU Welterweight Title belt and add it to his collection.

   Gibbins would fight just two more times, dropping a 3rd round tko loss to Roberto Garcia (20-2), and then losing the rubber match to Chad Broussard (55-5) via a hard fought very close split decision over 10 rounds.

   It was an incredible odyssey for a very talented fighter.   He finished with a pro record of: 44 wins, 16 losses, winning 31 by knockout.  A glorious amateur career, an excellent Pro career, fighting for and  winning title belts along the way.  Georgia's favorite Son brought plenty of excitement and pride to boxing fans.

Click here to see Homer Gibbins complete pro ledger on: BOXREC.COM


If you would like to see Homer Gibbins in action between the ropes, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

TODD FOSTER                                  [Tech-w-7]
WAYNE BOUDREAUX                    [w-10]
HECTOR "Macho" CAMACHO        [L-12] {IBC Welter Title}   
JAKE RODRIGUEZ                           [ko-by-8] {WBU Jr. Welter Title}
JIMMY LANGE                                 [tko-by-3]

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MAX HEYMAN

Nickname: "Mad Max"

   Albuquerque's Max Heyman was an outstanding amateur kickboxer who after a short amateur boxing career stepped into the world of professional boxing on June 14, 1997 and ko'd 12 fight veteran Luis Medina in 74 seconds of the opening round.

   The power lifting amateur kick-boxer turned pro boxer built a nice record of 7-1-1, 5 ko) before being tested against undefeated Antwon Leach (7-0-1, 6 ko) at The Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA.  Heyman fought the local favorite to a 6 round draw, passing the test.

   The New Mexico Light-Heavyweight now found his self traveling to Missouri, Mississippi, and Nevada for fights against the next level of opposition.  He lost a split decision to Shannon Miller, but scored a huge win over Gustavo "La Parka" Enriquez (8-2, 5 ko) in Las Vegas, NV.

   The win over Enriquez earned Heyman a shot at undefeated prospect Miguel Angel Jimenez (14-0, 5 ko).  Max took a big step up in reputation with an 8 round unanimous decision win over the previously unbeaten Jimenez.

   A 6 round decision win over Jeremy Morrison (11-1, 8 ko) in a bout televised on ESPN from The Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA, and a 10 round draw against Ed Dalton (24-7, 6 ko) earned Heyman
a shot at the NABO Light-Heavyweight Title against defending champion - unbeatem and world ranked knockout artist -Julian "Mr. KO" Letterlough (14-0-1, 14 ko).  Heyman was stopped by the undefeated champion by tko in round 6 of his first title challenge.

   Heyman battled on and put together a 7-1 stretch that included wins over former WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Champion - Ray Berry (19-7-1, 7 ko) and stopping former IBC Welterweight Title Challenger - Roland Commings.

   It was August 20, 2004 when Heyman faced former New Mexico Amateur State Champion - Joseph Brady (13-1-1, 6 ko) for his New Mexico State Super Middleweight Title belt.  It was a great night for Heyman as the defending champion could not answer the bell for round 5.

   Max Heyman went 2-1-1 after that bout, and earned another title shot, this time it was for the vacant NABA Light-Heavyweight Title.  He had to travel to Montreal, Quebec Canada and face undefeated local star Adrian Diaconu (20-0, 13 ko).  The Hometown boy won via 4th round knockout.

   3 fights later, Heyman got a shot at the vacant NABF Light-Heavyweight Championship.  But, again, he had to travel to face an unbeaten favorite in their hometown.  This time it was Chris Henry (18-0, 15 ko), and Heyman was stopped in round 2 of the bout scheduled for 12.

   Max bounced back with a win over Louisiana's Roy Ashworth, and then split a pair of cross-town grudge matches against "Mad" Mike Alderete also of Albuquerque.  Heyman lost the first meeting by split decision, but got his revenge, stopping Alderete in the 8th round of the rematch.

   Heyman defeated Chicago's Chris Thomas by unanimous decision, and then went out with two title bouts to end his professional career.  First traveling to Magdeburg, Germany, losing to Hometown Champion Robin Krasniqi (38-2, 14 ko) for his WBO International Light-Heavyweight Title.  And then his final professional bout June 13, 2014 traveling to Saint Joseph, MO and moving up in weight, losing a challenge for the WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Championship against knockout machine and defending champion Olanrewaju Durodola (17-2, 16 ko) in the main event.

Max Heyman with Dan Sisneros


    Max Heyman earned his reputation as a boxer who never ducked a challenge, and was willing to travel anywhere to face any boxer who would put their title on the line.  He finished his pro career with a record of: 25 wins, 14 losses, and 4 draws, winning 13 times by knockout.

Max Heyman's entire Pro Ledger on boxrec.com: CLICK HERE

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

1. LUIS MEDINA                    [ko-1] (Pro Debut)
2. JAVIER HURTADO            [tko-1]
3. ARIEL CONDE                   [tko-5]
4. ANTWON LEACH              [Draw-6]
5. JEREMY MORRISON        [w-6]
6. ROLAND COMMINGS      [tko-4]
7. PAULINO AVITIA              [tko-2]

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Amateur Boxing:     1. Michael Sillas
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Amateur Kickboxing:   1. Chino Soto

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