Sunday, June 28, 2015

FRANCISCO ARREOLA



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. 

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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

ERIC HOLLAND

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.

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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

OBA CARR

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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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DAVID TELESCO

New York's David Telesco turned pro on Jan. 13 of 1991 with a first round KO over Anthony Sutton at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, on the undercard of James Toney vs. Merqui Sosa.  Two months later he suffered his first pro defeat in his 3rd pro bout dropping a 4 round decision to a man that would go on to also become a world class boxer Ernest "M-16" Mateen.  That same year Telesco got his shot at revenge against Mateen, but lost another close decision, this time a 6 rounder.  David ran off a string of 8 straight victories and in 1997 he faced Ernest Mateen for the 3rd time, but this was for the New York State Light Heavyweight Championship, and Telesco got his revenge with an 8th round stoppage over Mateen.  Telesco continued his winning ways and on Oct. 9, 1998 he stepped into the ring to face former IBF Middleweight Champion/WBU Light Heavyweight Champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Tate.  The bout was televised on espn and Telesco put on an impressive performance stopping the former world champion in 4 rounds.  David then defeated Will Taylor by an 11th round technical knockout to win the USBA Light Heavyweight Title.  With a record of 23-2, 19 by ko he was world ranked and got his chance at the unified and undisputed legendary world champion Roy Jones Jr. in a bout televised by HBO and seen around the world.  David lost a unanimous decision that night as Roy Jones put on an awesome display of his incredible Hall-of-Fame talents.  14 years after his first pro fight, David got one more chance at a title.  He lost a very close but unanimous decision to Eric Harding in a bid to regain his USBA Light-Heavyweight Title belt.  His last pro bout came on March 18, 2012 where he was stopped on his feet by 14-1 David Miranda in the 5th round.  David Telesco ended his pro career with an impressive record of 30 wins, 8 losses, 1 draw and 25 of those wins by knockout!

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If you would like to see this hard punching world class warrior in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

FRANK TATE                          [tko-4]
WILLIAM "BO" JAMES           [w-10]
HECTOR SANJURJO              [tko-6]
WILL TAYLOR                        [tko-11] {USBA Light Heavy Title}
ROY JONES JR.                       [L-12] {IBF/WBC/WBA Light Heavy Titles}
JULIAN LETTERLOUGH        [w-10]
DERRICK HARMON              [L-10]



David Telesco's entire pro ledger


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

OBED SULLIVAN

Nickname: "The Fighting Marine"



   Obed Sullivan turned pro on August 27 1992 in San Diego California with a first round knockout of Mike Davis.  After a 4 round decision win in his 2nd pro bout, he lost to 290 Lb. Jonathon Grant in his 3rd pro bout.  He then went 3 years, and 29 fights without a loss.  In November of 1997 he would take a record of 28-1-1, 19 ko's into a showdown bout against undefeated Hasim "The Rock" Rahman (23-0, 20 ko) for the USBA Heavyweight Title.  Rahman won the battle by a Majority decision.  2 fights later, Sullivan got a shot at the IBC heavyweight title against another undefeated fighter - Michael Grant (27-0).  Sullivan was stopped in the 9th round by Grant.  Sullivan's biggest challenge came on Dec. 11, 1999 in Hamburg, Germany where he faced undefeated World Champion Vitali Klitschko (26-0, 26 knockouts) for the WBO World Heavyweight Title.  Klitschko stopped him in 9 rounds to retain his world title and unbeaten record.  November of 2000, Obed came so close to winning his first title, but had to settle for a majority draw against Larry Donald (38-1-1, 23 ko) for the NABO Heavyweight Title belt.  It was May of 2000 when Obed Sullivan won a title belt, winning a close split decision over Sherman Williams (18-5-1) for the Vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.  Obed defended the title belt in his next fight against another unbeaten Fres Oquendo (20-0, 11 ko), losing by tko in round 11.  He scored two more wins by knockout before losing in his final professional bout on Jan. 20 of 2007 dropping a 4 round split decision to James Porter.

   Obed finished his pro boxing career with a record of 41 wins, 9 losses, 2 draws with 30 knockouts.

Obed Sullivan's complete Pro Record

If you would like to see Obed Sullivan's fights, I have the following DVD's available:

1. BUSTER MATHIS JR.                             [N/C-5] {IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Title}
2. MARTIN FOSTER #2                             [ko-3]
3. SAM HAMPTON                                    [w-12] {IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Title}
4. LEVI BILLUPS #2                                   [tko-12] {IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Title}
5. CARLOS MONROE                               [w-10]
6. HASIM RAHMAN                                  [L-12] {USBA/IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Titles}
7. KEITH MCKNIGHT                               [tko-7]
8. MICHAEL GRANT                                 [tko-by-9] {IBC Heavy Title}
9. JESSE FERGUSON                                [L-10]
10. VITALY KLITSCHKO                         [tko-by-9] {WBO Heavy Title}
11. DAVID TUA                                         [ko-by-1] {USBA/IBF Inter-Continental Heavy Titles}
12. AUGUSTINE CORPUS                       [tko-4]
13. SHERMAN WILLIAMS                       [w-12] {Vacant NABF Heavy Title}
14. FRES OQUENDO                                [tko-by-11] {NABF Heavy Title}





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Monday, February 16, 2015

JAVIER "Suzuki" DIAZ

Javier Diaz started out as a professional Flyweight in 1981 and fought as a professional until 1999.  He turned pro on April 1, 1981 (No fooling!) with a 4th round tko of Hector Benavides in Mexico.  "Suzuki" won his first 16 in a row before losing by 5th round tko to Mario Gonzalez (10-1-1, 9 KO) in Harlingen, TX. on Aug. 17, 1982.  He continued to battle on with streaks of wins and losses, winning several different Mexican State Titles along the way.  He was a journeyman who fought several world champions, and world ranked contenders including:  Gaby Canizales, Orlando Canizales, Cesar Soto, and Paul Gonzales before fighting for and winning the Mexican National Flyweight Title with a 12 round decision over Willy Salazar in June of 1989.  He lost that title in his first defense but fought on and challenged for several minor title belts.  He soon became an opponent for world class champions, losing to: Marco Antonio Barrera, Paulie Ayala, Sergio Reyes, Tim Austin, Clarence "Bones" Adams and Joel Casamayor to name a few.  Just as he started his career with a long winning streak, he ended with 10 losses in a row.  July 2nd 1999 was his last appearance in the ring as he was knocked out by undefeated Juan Jose Arias (27-0, 22 KO) in the 5th round of a Jr. Lightweight bout in Fresno, CA.  Diaz was short on stature (standing about 5 feet tall), but had plenty of heart with 99 professional bouts!  He finished his carrer with a record of 45 wins, 49 losses, 4 draws, and 11 knockouts.

Javier "Suzuki" Diaz complete Pro Ledger

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

1. YSAIAS ZAMUDIO                                          [L-12] {Vacant NABF Fly Title}
2. MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA                       [L-DQ-by-7]
3. CLARENCE "Bones" ADAMS                           [L-12] {WBC Continental Americas Bantam Title}
4. ALEX TRUJILLO                                              [ko-by-1]
5. FRANKIE ARCHULETA                                  [L-10]



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LAWRENCE CLAY BEY

Lawrence Clay Bey was a celebrated amateur, and member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team.  He lost a hotly contested bout in the opening round of the Olympic Games to eventual Gold Medalist and future World Champion Wladimir Klitschko, stunning the Ukranian giant with a standing 8-count, but losing a disputed decision by a 10-8 score.  He finished his amateur boxing career with a record of 60-9.

He turned pro on July 5, 1997 with a first round knockout over Billy McDonald in Moline, IL.  Over the next 3 years, he ran his record to 12-0, 9 KO's, and on Nov. 11, 2000 stepped into the ring for a battle of undefeated prospects against Clifford Etienne (18-0, 13 KO) on the undercard of Lennox Lewis vs David Tua in Las Vegas, NV.  Bey took his first loss by a 10 round decision.  He ran off a streak of 6 wins with 4 ko's including a 10 round decision victory over 19-2 Charles Shufford.  Lawrence got his first shot at a title on June 6, 2003 when he faced Cuban star Elieser Castillo for the interim NABF Heavyweight Title belt.  Clay Bey suffered his 2nd defeat being stopped in the 7th round of a bout that was close up to that point.  2 fights later Lawrence picked up the vacant IBA Continental Heavyweight Title with an impressive 5th round tko over Imamu Mayfield.  On Feb. 12, 2005 Clay Bey went to Berlin, Germany to face Sinan Samil Sam (22-2, 15 KO) for the WBC International heavyweight title.  Sam won a close but unanimous decision over Clay Bey.  About 6 months later, Lawrence Clay Bey fought his last pro bout against Derek Bryant (18-4, 15 KO) ending up in a majority draw, winning 96-94 on 1 scorecard, and going 95-95 on the two other judges cards.  Lawrence ended his professional boxing career with a record of 21 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw with 16 wins by knockout.

Click here for Lawrence Clay Bey's complete Pro ledger

If you would like to see Lawrence Clay Bey's fights on DVD I have the following bouts available:

1. DAN CONWAY                         [tko-3]
2. LOUIS MONACO                      [w-8]
3. MIKE WILLIAMS                      [tko-6]
4. KEN MURPHY                           [tko-5]
5. GARY WINMON                       [tko-6]
6. SEDRECK FIELDS                     [ko-2]
7. CHARLES SHUFFORD              [w-10]
8. ELIESER CASTILLO                  [ko-by-9] {Interim NABF Heavy Title}
9. IMAMU MAYFIELD                  [tko-5] {Vacant IBA Continental Heavy Title}
10. SINAN SAMIL SAM                [L-12] {WBC International Heavy Title}
11. DEREK BRYANT -                   [Draw-10] (Lawrence Clay Bey's LAST Pro Bout)
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Amateur:
1. Thomas Martin                                        ('95USOLYFST)
2. Joseph Mesi #1                                       (1996 Olympic Trials)
3. Joseph Mesi #2                                       (96OlymBoxoffs)
4. Wladimir Klitschko (Rds 2 & 3 Only)      (1996 Olympics)

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