Tuesday, November 21, 2017

JUAN LAZCANO



Nickname: The Hispanic Causing Panic

   Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico, but raised in El Paso, Texas - Juan Lazcano was a star in the amateur ranks, winning the Texas Golden Gloves title, and fighting in national tournaments.  He ended his amateur boxing days with an incredible record of 135-15 before moving into the pro ranks on July 21, 1993, scoring a first round ko over New Mexico's Chris Crespin at the Country Club in Reseda, California.

   He won 8 straight before taking his first defeat, losing a decision to Jose Manjarrez, suffering a broken hand during the bout.

   4 fights later, Lazcano took his 12-1, 8 ko record into a challenge against Salinas, California's Daniel Lujan for the vacant WBF Lightweight Title.  It ended in a majority draw, but 2 months later, Lazcano would win the title via 4th round knockout in the rematch.

 

   Lazcano defended his WBF strap with a majority decision victory over slick boxing James "Too Sweet" Crayton.

   He didn't box for nearly 11 months, and returned to the ring only to taste his first legitimate defeat at the hands of world ranked Golden Johnson via 3rd round tko.

   He then went on an incredible 19 fight win streak, which included wins over some of the top names in the weight division.  Mark "King Cobra" Fernandez, Julian Wheeler, Wilfredo Vazquez, Jesse James Leija, Dorin Spivey, John John Molina, Davey Armstrong, and Stevie Johnston were among those victims.  He also picked up and defended the IBA World Lightweight and NABF Lightweight Titles in that stretch.

   The win over Steve Johnston was a title eliminator, and set Juan up for his shot at the vacant WBC Lightweight Championship against former holder of that title, knockout artist - Jose Luis Castillo (49-6-1, 45 ko).  Lazcano gave Castillo all he could handle, but when the scorecards were read, it was Castillo regaining his World Title on scores of 116-112, 117-11, and 115-113.

   Lazcano got back on track and racked up 4 straight wins against top level opposition:  Stopping Marco Angel Perez, and Courtney Burton, then winning decisions over Ben Tackie, and Manuel Garnica.


   On Feb. 10, 2007 Lazcano faced off in a WBC Title Eliminator against former WBA Jr. Welterweight Champion "Vicious" Vivian Harris (27-2-1, 18 ko).  It was Harris getting the nod on razor thin scores of 115-112, 115-112, and 114-113.

   Juan fought for the final time on May 24, 2008 and went out big - traveling to Manchester, England for an IBO Jr. Welterweight title challenge against defending champion Ricky Hatton (43-1, 31 ko).  Lazcano went out like the warrior that he was, but lost a unanimous decision to the popular home town champion.

   It was an outstanding pro boxing career that spanned nearly a decade and a half!  Lazcano was a big favorite with West Coast boxing fans, especially in California, and West Texas.  He was skilled and durable and always gave the fans much to root for.

He ended his glorious career with a final tab of: 37 wins, 5 defeats, 1 draw, winning 27 time by knockout.
See his entire Professional boxing ledger: click HERE

If you would like to see JUAN "The Hispanic Causing Panic" LAZCANO in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD.  Contact me for information:

1. DANNY LUJAN                                  [ko-4] {Vacant WBF Light Title}
2. JAMES CRAYTON                              [w-12] {WBF Light Title}
3. JULIAN WHEELER                              [w-10]
4. JESSE JAMES LEIJA                            [w-10]
5. DORIN SPIVEY                                    [tko-8] {NABF Light Title}
6. VOLODYMYR MATKIVSKYY          [ko-5]
7. JOHN JOHN MOLINA                        [tko-11] {IBA/NABF Light Titles}
8. JULIO SANCHEZ LEON                    [tko-7]
9. BENITO RODRIGUEZ                        [tko-5] {IBA Light Title}
10. DAVID ARMSTRONG                     [tko-6] {IBA/NABF Light Titles}
11. DANNY RIOS                                   [Tech-W-10] {IBA Light Title}
12. STEVIE JOHNSTON                        [tko-11] {WBC Light Eliminator}
13. JOSE LUIS CASTILLO                     [L-12] {Vacant WBC Light Title}
14. MARCO ANGEL PEREZ                  [ko-1]
15. COURTNEY BURTON                    [ko-9]
16. BEN TACKIE                                    [w-10]
17. MANUEL GARNICA                        [w-10]
18. VIVIAN HARRIS                               [L-12]



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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ANDREW GOLOTA


   Polish born Andrew Golota was a decorated amateur who won the bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

   He opened his professional career on Feb. 7, 1992 in impressive fashion with a 3rd round tko over Roosevelt Shuler. He rolled on for the next 4 years going 28-0 winning 24 by knockout.  Like a raging forest fire, he was out of control and just steamrolling all who stood in his way.

   Golota was looked at as a real threat to all heavyweight title belt holders. Impressive wins over Samson P'ouha (15-1), and Danell Nicholson (24-1) were among that fast start, and he found his self matched up against once beaten former world heavyweight champion Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe (38-1).

   It was July 11, 1996 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Bowe had finished his legendary trilogy of battles with Evander Holyfield, winning the rubber match with a hard fought 8th round technical knockout. He was poised to regain his relinquished world championship belt, but now had to face the red hot and undefeated Andrew Golota.

   No one knew what was ahead as the two boxers came out to begin what was a memorable war. Riddick Bowe got the win, but paid a terrible price as he was punished by continued low blows and fouls. Golota seemed to be on the verge of his biggest win, and a world title shot, but he just lost control and after several points taken away, and many warnings, he landed a finishing below the belt bomb that gave Bowe the victory while laying on his back in pain.  It set off a riot at MSG that is now one of the legendary events in boxing history.

   It seems hard to believe, but after all of the danger and drama that ended their clash, just 5 months later they met in a rematch. Golota had proven his self capable of winning a world title, and he performed so well that even though he took the DQ loss, most boxing experts felt that things were unresolved, and boxing needed to see these two fight to a legal and final conclusion.

  It was Dec. 14, 1996 in Atlantic City, NJ with a very high security presence deployed throughout the arena, the boxing world's attention was focused on this event. They entered the ring with only 1 defeat each. This time Golota outweighed Riddick Bowe by 4 pounds. Bowe looked to be in tremendous condition and ready to prove his self to the world. Golota was ready to prove that his first performance against Bowe was no fluke and not a case of the former world champ taking him lightly.

    It was a war from the start, with both men dishing out punishment. Again, Golota looked to be on the doorstep of a great career boosting upset victory, but he gave in to whatever it is that controls that part of him, and after several infractions, again launched a low blow combination that caused him to be disqualified in a bout he wass leading on all 3 official scorecards!

   That fight cemented his reputation as a "dirty" fighter, but it did not stop him from gaining many more title fights.

   He went on to face Lennox Lewis (WBC Title), Michael Grant (NABF Title), Chris Byrd (IBF Title), John Ruiz (WBA Title) and Lamon Brewster (WBO Title) failing to win any of those titles. The closest he came was a draw with out-sized Chris Byrd for the IBF World Championship.

   Andrew ended his pro career with a final record of 41 wins, 9 defeats, 1 draw, winning 33 by knockout. He was always a big draw because of his big punching power, good skills, and reputation as one of boxing's "bad boys".

Here is his entire pro ledger on Boxrec.com: Andrew Golota's ring record

If you wuld like to see Andrew Golota in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. TERRY DAVIS                           [tko-1]
2. DARREN HAYDEN                   [tko-7]
3. MARION WILSON #2               [w-10]
4. SAMSON P'OUHA                    [tko-5]
5. DANNELL NICHOLSON          [tko-8]
6. RIDDICK BOWE #1                  [DQ-by-7]
7. RIDDICK BOWE #2                  [DQ-by-9]
8. LENNOX LEWIS                       [ko-by-1] {WBC Heavy Title}
9. ELI DIXON                                [ko-6]
10. COREY SANDERS                 [w-10]
11. TIM WITHERSPOON            [w-10]
12. JESSE FERGUSON                [w-10]
13. MICHAEL GRANT                [tko-by-10] {NABF Heavy Title}
14. MARCUS RHODE                 [tko-3]
15. ORLIN NORRIS                    [w-10]
16. MIKE TYSON                   [N/C-3] (*Originally TKO-3 for Tyson, failed post test change to N/C)
17. BRIAN NIX                             [tko-7]
18. TERRENCE LEWIS               [tko-6]
19. JOHN RUIZ                              [L-12] {WBA Heavy Title}
20. LAMON BREWSTER             [tko-by-1]
21. JEREMY BATES                     [tko-2]
22. MIKE MOLLO                        [w-12] {WBA Fedalatin Heavy Title}

Amateur:
1. Hyun Man Baik

Other Stuff:
#-Pre Bowe II Interview (6 Min.)
#-Pre Bowe II show (20 min.)
#- Riddick Bowe #1 Riot News (7 Min.)
#- Talks about career in 2004 (2 1/2 Min.)

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Monday, September 25, 2017

JOE LIPSEY

Nickname: "Sledgehammer"
   Joe Lipsey turned professional on Nov. 28, 1988.  He scored a first round tko over Willie Patterson, and went on a streak of devastation.

   He knocked out his first 8 opponents before running into a very tough Rick Haynes who survived 6 painful rounds with Lipsey, but lost a unanimous decision.  Two fights later, Lipsey got a rematch with Haynes, who proved to be as tough as ever, it took 8 rounds for Joe to finally stop him, but he did stop him.

   He continued his knockout streak, and took an impressive record of 15-0, 14 ko's into his battle with former Ohio State Middleweight Champion - Sanderline Williams (24-14-1, 14 ko).  Lipsey won an impressive decision victory after 8 rounds.  It was a true "crossroads" fight, while Williams retired after the bout, Lipsey was now moved from "prospect" to "contender" for a Middleweight Title.

  
   The competition level was bumped up, and Lipsey was up to the task.  He vanquished Randy Williams (22-4), Tyrone Trice (42-8), and unbeaten Derrick Rolon (18-0).

   He tko'd Denver's Jerome Hill (14-5-1) in 8 rounds, and former California State Welterweight Champion - Kenny Lopez (20-13-1) in 3 rounds.  He then stopped undefeated Derrick James (10-0, 5 ko) in a battle of the unbeaten at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

Joe Lipsey was now undefeated, and world ranked.  He was named as the challenger for Bernard Hopkins IBF Middleweight Title, and took one more tune-up bout disposing of James Gatlin in 3 rounds.

   March 16, 1996 was the date, and Joe Lipsey returned to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for a shot at the IBF Middleweight Championship of the world.  The bout was billed as the semi-main event to the Mike Tyson/Frank Bruno rematch.

   Lipsey entered the bout with a record of 25-0, 20 ko's.  Bernard Hopkins was 28-2-1, 21 ko's and it was a highly anticipated match.

   Hopkins was on fire that night, and he proved that he was a huge step up in class for the talented and powerful challenger.  Hopkins stopped Lipsey at 2:50 of round 4  to retain his middleweight title.

   This was another "crossroads" fight, but this time, it would be Joe who, for whatever reason, would call it a career and make this IBF Title challenge his final pro fight.  Bernard Hopkins would go on to defend that title belt 20 times!  Then would go on to gain Light Heavyweight championships and become one of boxing's legends.

   Joe "Sledgehammer" Lipsey fought as a professional for 8 years and brought excitement to the ring each time out.  He finished with a pro record of:  25 wins, 1 defeat, with 20 wins by knockout.

Click here to see: JOE LIPSEY'S entire pro ledger on boxrec.com

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

Pro Bouts:

RANDY WILLIAMS                  [tko-4]
DERRICK ROLON                    [w-10]                   
KENNY LOPEZ                         [tko-3]
BERNARD HOPKINS               [ko-by-4] {IBF Middle Title} (Joe Lipsey's LAST Pro Bout)

Amateur Bout:

1. Kenny Keene



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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MIKE ANCHONDO

Nickname: "Mighty Mike"


   La Puente, California's "Mighty" Mike Anchondo turned pro on May 6, 2000.  He started fast, and by the end of the year he was 8-0 winning all 8 by knockout.

   The hard hitting Lightweight continued his unbeaten streak, gaining his first title belt in January of 2003, with a shutout unanimous decision victory over Angel Rios at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.  That win gave him the WBC Youth Jr. Lightweight title.

   Anchondo was now 20-0, 16 KO and gaining lots of attention as a top prospect, and now contender.  It was expected that he would soon get a world title shot.

   That shot came on July 15, 2004.  He squared off with the former WBO Featherweight champion - Argentina's Julio Pablo Chacon (50-5) for the vacant WBO Jr. Lightweight world title.  The title bout was shown on HBO and it was a great showcase for the unbeaten Anchondo to win a title and be seen by a huge audience.  He performed brilliantly, winning almost every round, and capping it off with a knockdown of Chacon in the final round.  He was now the undefeated world champion.

  
    8 months later he defended his title against another Argentina favorite - Jorge "La Hiena" Barrios (42-2-1), the former WBU Jr. Lightweight world champion.  The bout was staged in Miami, Florida.  Anchondo lost his title, and suffered his first loss as a pro.  The bout was televised on espn2.  It was a 4th round stoppage in a bout that Barrios controlled from start to finish.

   Mike bounced back with 2 straight wins against good level opponents.  He then lost to well respected contender Darling Jimenez (22-2-2).  After taking the year of 2008 off, he put together a string of  3 straight wins as a welterweight.  He fought his final match on Sept. 17, 2010 at the Buffalo Bill's Arena in Primm, Nevada in a bout aired on Showtime.  It was a 4th round tko loss to Freddy Hernandez (28-1), and it was Mike's final bout.

  The California star thrilled boxing fans for a decade.  He was a world champion, and was always exciting to watch in the ring.

See Mike Anchondo's complete pro record:  Mike Anchondo on Boxrec.com

If you would like any of "Mighty" Mike Anchondo's fights on DVD, I have the following available:

1. ENRIQUE "Kiki" VALENZUELA       [tko-3]
2. ROBERTO ROMERO                           [ko-1]
3. ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ #1                [w-6]
4. ROQUE CASSIANI                              [tko-10]
5. GREGORIO VARGAS                         [w-10]
6. JULIO PABLO CHACON                    [w-12] {Vacant WBO Jr. Light Title}
7. JORGE BARRIOS                                [tko-by-4] {WBO Jr. Light Title}
8. MAURICIO HERRERA                       [w-8]
9. FREDDY HERNANDEZ                     [tko-by-4] (*Anchondo's LAST Pro Bout)

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Friday, August 11, 2017

DERRELL COLEY

Nickname: "Too Sweet"




   Washington DC's Derrell "Too Sweet" Coley opened his pro boxing career on July 21, 1990 with a unanimous decision win over fellow DC'er Darrick Johnson.

   He won 18 straight pro bouts before fighting to a 10 round draw in the Great Western Forum's welterweight tournament in Inglewood, California.  Even though it was a draw on the pro ledger, it was Smith who advanced having a 1-point edge on one of the judges' scorecards.

   Derrell continued his winning ways running off an impressive 7-fight win streak including victories over Darryl Lattimore, former world champion Saoul Mamby, Floyd Williams, and winning the vacant NABF Welterweight championship with an 11th round tko win over Terrence Alli.
Derrell Coley and Reggie Green as guest on "The 8-Count Boxing Hour"

  
   Coley defended that title with a 12 round 3-way split draw against Jaime "Rocky" Balboa in front of his Washington D.C. fans.

   He then defended that title via 12 round decision over unbeaten Ray Lovato (20-0) before stepping in against Detroit's Oba Carr (35-1) and losing a razor thin split decision.

   "Too Sweet" Coley again bounced back like a true champion and ran off another impressive 7-win streak (and 1 no contest), regaining his NABF title belt, and scoring wins against top notch opponents including: Pat Coleman, Kipp Diggs, Romallis Ellis, Willy Wise, and Ivan Ledon. That incredible win streak and being NABF champion put him in line to face legendary Oscar Delahoya (31-1) in a bid for the vacant IBA Welterweight World Championship.

 

   The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, and was televised by HBO. After starting well, it was Oscar's night as he won via 7th round ko to win the vacant IBA world title.

   Derrell Coley finished his career with 4 straight wins and fought his final pro bout on August 9, 2003, roughly 13 years after his first time in the ring as a pro.

   Coley was a respected world class contender who ruled the North American Boxing Federation's Welterweight division for nearly 3 1/2 years!  He battled and defeated some world class opposition and delighted boxing fans around the world.

   Derrell finished with a professional record of: 38 wins, 2 losses, and  2 draws. Winning 27 by knockout!  He had Speed, style, power, a solid chin, and great skills.

Check out his pro record on boxrec.com:
DERRELL COLEY PRO LEDGER


If you would like to see Derrell "Too Sweet" Coley in ring action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. DONALD WALLACE                [w-6]
2. TERRENCE ALLI                      [tko-11] {Vacant NABF Welter Title}
3. JAIME "Rocky" BALBOA         [Draw-12] {NABF Welter Title}
4. RAY LOVATO                            [w-12] {NABF Welter Title}
5. OBA CARR                                [L-12] {NABF Welter Title}
6. PAT COLEMAN                        [n/c-10] {Vacant NABF Welter Title}
7. KIPP DIGGS                             [tko-11] {Vacant NABF Wetler Title}
8. WILLIE WISE                           [w-12] {NABF Welter Title}
9. OSCAR DELAHOYA               [ko-by-7] {Vacant IBA Welter Title}

Other Stuff:
a) Interview + Reggie Green W/ D.Sisneros 12/94 at weigh in-1173 (HV/R/4 Min.)

Derrell's speech at the Washington D.C. Hall-of-Fame induction:
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

JOSE AGUINIGA

Nickname: "Sweet"


   Oxnard California's "Sweet" Jose Aguiniga turned professional on August 20 of 2000.  He opened with a 2nd round tko over Jose Lopez in Tucson, AZ.

   He was an amateur standout, and great things were expected from him as a professional.  Within 2 years of his first pro bout, he ran his record to 15-0, winning 10 by knockout.  He was brought along carefully, but performed well land looked like the prospect he was expected to be
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   His shutout win over former world title challenger Evangelio Perez cemented his status as a ranked contender, and from there it was on to the next level of opposition.

    Jose continued his winning streak with big wins over Cristobal Cruz, and Alex "Ali" Baba keeping his record perfect and earning him a shot at the vacant NABA Bantamweight title against fellow contender Hugo Ramirez who came into the title bout with a record of 21-3.  Aguiniga shined as he stopped Ramirez in the 8th round to win the title belt.
   After facing and winning by majority decision over Joe Morales in April of 2007, Aguiniga was gone from the boxing scene for nearly 5 years.  He returned on Feb. 25, 2012 to defeat Juan Ruiz (23-8) with an impressive unanimous decision.  It looked like he was back and ready to challenge for a national or world title.
   "Sweet" Jose would fight just once more, stopping Mexico's Eduardo "Latigo" Arcos in the 7th round.  That fight took place May 26 of 2012, and it was Jose's final pro bout.
   Aguiniga finished his professional boxing career unbeaten with a record of 33-0, 15 ko's.  His fans wanted to see him go for a world title challenge, but it wasn't to be.  It is still hard to argue with a perfect record though.

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

"Sweet" JOSE AGUINIGA vs
1. ISRAEL LOPEZ                                       [w-4]
2. ARTURO DAVALOS                               [tko-2]
3. RICARDO MEDINA                               [w-6]
4. JUAN CARLOS COVARRUBIAS          [w-6]
5. EVANGILIO PEREZ                                [w-8]
6. JULIAN RODRIGUEZ                           [w-8]
7. RODRIGO FACIO                                  [w-10]
8. GILBERTO BOLANOS #1                    [w-8]
9. GILBERTO BOLANOS #2                    [tko-5]
10. ALBERTO ONTIVEROS                     [w-6]
11. GERARDO ESPINOZA #1                  [w-10]               
12. CRISTOBAL CRUZ                             [w-10]
13. ALEX "Ali" BABA                               [w-8]
14. PHILLIP PAYNE                                  [w-10]
15. HUGO RAMIREZ                                [tko-8]
16. GERARDO ESPINOZA #2                 [w-10]
17. JOE MORALES                                    [w-8]


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CHARLES ANAYA

Nickname: Poison



      Albuquerque, New Mexico's Charles "Poison" Anaya turned professional on April 5th, 1991.  He appeared in a 4 rounder on the under-card of an event headlined by his older brother Henry Jr.  Charles won a 4 round unanimous decision over Chihuahua Mexico's Alfredo Torres to begin his professional campaign.

   Charles then traveled to Casa Grande, Arizona and fought a 4 round draw against the local favorite Jesse Ortiz.  He was 1-0-1, and then did not fight for 4 years.  He returned in Feb. of 1996 scoring a first round knockout over New Mexico Kick-Boxing Champion Jesus Meraz.  "Poison" was back, and looked like he didn't miss a beat.


   Charles fought on two undercards of Danny Romero events in Albuquerque, and won them both, scoring a complete shutout over Juan Nunez over 4 rounds, and then knocking out Ruben Aguayo in the first round.  He then traveled up to Ignacio Colorado, and scored another impressive first round knockout.  

   With a record of 5-0-1, 3 knockouts he was considered ready to step up the level of competition, and faced former U.S. Olympian Branden Mitchem who had a similar record of 5-0, 3 ko.  The bout was aired on USA's Tuesday Night Fights, and it was an anticipated showdown of unbeaten prospects.  The former Olympian proved too big a step as Mitchem scored the 3rd round technical knockout in the nationally televised bout.


   Charles would enter the pro ring one last time as he faced fellow Albuquerque favorite Rudy "Bad Boy" Lovato in a showdown of locals.  It was a wild affair with partisan fans of both sides roaring throughout the bout held outdoors at the Coca-Cola Pavilion on the New Mexico State Fairgrounds.  It was a close back and forth bout that was halted when a fan threw a half filled soft drink bottle into the ring, and it struck Lovato in the shoulder.  It was a wild scene, with the New Mexico State Athletic Commission deciding to end the bout in round 8 of a bout scheduled for 10.  The emotions were running wild, and the Commissioners also decided to not announce the decision to the crowd, but rather, the decision was announced the next day in the Albuquerque Journal's sports page!  The final decision went:  77-75, 79-75, and 79-73 all in favor of the winner Lovato by Technical Decision.

Charles Anaya ended his brief but exciting pro career with a final record of 5 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw winning 3 by knockout.  He was a big part of the proud family boxing tradition of Albuquerque's Anaya family.  He was a friendly man whose smile warmed the hearts of anyone who met him.  Charles passed away in August of 2001, and he is missed by all of us that knew and loved him.

Click here to see: CHARLES ANAYA'S COMPLETE PRO RECORD on Boxrec.com

If you would like to see Charles "Poison" Anaya in ring action I have the following bouts available on DVD:

CHARLES ANAYA vs.

JESUS MERAZ                  [ko-1]
JUAN NUNEZ                    [w-4]
RUBEN AGUAYO             [ko-1]
ALFREDO TORRES          [tko-1]
BRANDON MITCHEM     [ko-by-4]
RUDY LOVATO                 [Tech-L-8] (Charles Anaya's LAST Pro Bout)(Missing 1st Rd.)

Amateur:

1.Tommy Montoya (NM)
2. Cesar Aguilar (NM)
3. Unknown Amateur ('86 Jr. O Regionals)
4. Unknown ("Leo")

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