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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Sunday, August 7, 2016

JEREMY WILLIAMS

Nickname: "Half Man - Half Amazing"


   Long Beach, California's Jeremy Williams was one of America's outstanding amateur boxers.  Williams was a 2 time national Golden Gloves champion, Jr. Olympic Champion and won many other  titles as well as a Bronze Medal in the  1990 Goodwill Games.  He lost his bid to represent the USA on the 1992 Olympic Team, losing to eventual team member Montell Griffin in the boxoffs.  He finished with an incredible record of 168-4 as an amateur.  He is also a member of the Golden Gloves Hall-of-Fame.

   He turned professional in October of 1992 with a 2nd round destruction of 8 fight pro -Jerry Arentzen, who had already faced Peter McNeeley, and Michael Bentt.  Williams was considered a "Can't Miss Prospect".

   Because of his reputation as a knockout artist, he was "TV Friendly" and was followed closely by boxing fans around the world.  After 7 impressive wins against mediocre opponents, Williams was 7-0, 6 by knockout with all of his 6 ko's coming inside of 2 rounds.  He was put into his first test against highly respected "Gate Keeper" - Marion Wilson.  Despite being knocked down in round 5, Williams was too much for Wilson, winning handily over the 8 round distance.

   Having performed so well, he was stepped up in his next fight and was pitted against undefeated former U.S. Olympican - Dannell Nicholson (10-0, 8 ko).  It was a highly anticipated showdown of unbeaten top heavyweight prospects.  Williams left no doubt who the "top" prospect was, knocking out Nicholson at 2:56 of the 2nd round.

   He continued to roll over his opponents, and won the vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title with a 12th round Technical Knockout over Garing Lane.  He defended that title with a 9th round knockout over Mark Wills.

   It was March of 1994 when Williams tasted his first pro defeat at the hands of former U.S. Olympian - Larry Donald (12-0, 10 ko) by a Majority decision, losing his WBC Cont-Am Belt.

   Jeremy bounced back from his first defeat in grand fashion, scoring 4 straight wins over good names, Bert Cooper, and Levi Billups among them, and then winning the California State Heavyweight Title in a slugfest that saw both boxers go down several times
Autograph from Jeremy Williams
during the bout.  But Williams was able to climb off of the deck to stop Everton Davis in round 9.

   He continued with wins over more top names including Jesse Ferguson (20-13), Quinn Navarre (17-1-1), and regaining his now vacant WBC Continental Americas title with a tko over David Sewell (15-3-1).

   It was more than 2 years since he had taken his lone defeat, and now Jeremy had moved up to a top ten ranking, and got his first world title challenge taking his 26-1 record into battle against 6' 7" undefeated Henry Akinwande (29-0-1) for the vacant WBO Heavyweight World Title.   Williams was unsuccessful in his first world title bid, being knocked out in round 3.

   4 fights later, Williams had added 3 more wins to his ledger, and defeated Brett Lally (20-7) for the vacant NABO Heavyweight Championship.

   Williams continued to win in exciting fashion scoring knockouts, and dropping a decision to Maurice Harris before getting his 2nd chance at a world title.  This time he had to travel to Denmark and face Brian Nielsen (56-1, 39 ko) for his IBC Heavyweight crown.  The champion scored a 5th round TKO to defend his title against the American challenger.

Dan Sisneros visits with Jeremy Williams at Ringside in 1994
  Jeremy Williams continued to battle on, scoring some big wins against solid opponents including: David Bostice (27-5-1), Ron Guerrero (15-4-2), Andre Purlette (35-1), Atilla Levin (29-1), and fighting a 10 round draw with former IBF Cruiserweight Champion of the World - Alfred "Ice" Cole.

   2004 saw Williams face off with the menacing and undefeated "Nigerian Nightmare" - Samuel Peter (20-0, 17 ko) for the vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.  Peter landed the knockout punch to win that night via 2nd round knockout.

   Jeremy fought just twice more.  Winning a split decision against Gary Gomez (18-8-1), and then fighting for the last time in the professional boxing ring, and going out a winner with a 3rd round victory over Travis Fulton who was DQ'd for excessive holding.  That final bout earned Williams the vacant WBU Heavyweight crown.

   Jeremy Williams career was filled with exciting moments, and lots of great action.  He was undersized for a heavyweight at just 6' 1" and fighting most of his career in the 220 Lb. range.  He finished his amazing career with a final tally of:  43 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw, scoring 35 big knockouts.

Here is Jeremy Williams: Complete Pro Leger on Boxrec.com

If you would like to see this amazing power puncher in action, I have these bouts available on DVD:

JEREMY WILLIAMS vs.
1. JERRY ARENTZEN                    [tko-2] (Pro Debut)
2. HASSAN SHABAZZ                   [tko-1]
3. SINCLAIR BABB                       [ko-2]
4. ROBERT "Iron Head" SMITH      [w-6]
5. MARION WILSON                    [w-8]
6. DANELL NICHOLSON             [ko-2]
7. FRANKIE SWINDELL              [w-10]
8. DOUG DAVIS                           [ko-1]
9. MARK YOUNG                        [ko-6]
10. NATHANIEL FITCH               [tko-7]
11. GARING LANE                     [tko-12] {Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavy Title}
12. MARK WILLS #1                 [ko-9] {WBC Continental Americas Heavy Title}
13. LARRY DONALD                [L-12] {WBC Continental Americas Heavy Title}
14. BERT COOPER                    [w-DQ-7]
15. MARK WILLS #2                 [tko-6]
16. LEVI BILLUPS                     [ko-2]
17. EVERTON DAVIS               [tko-9] {Vacant California State Heavy Title}
18. JESSE FERGUSON             [tko-7]
19. QUINN NAVARRE             [tko-2] {Vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavy Title}
20. DAVID SEWELL                  [tko-5] {WBC Continental Americas Heavy Title}
21. ARTHUR WEATHERS           [tko-1]
22. VINCENT BOULWARE             [tko-2]
23. HENRY AKINWANDE -          [ko-by-3] {Vacant WBO Heavy Title}
24. LOUIS MONACO #1               [ko-3]
25. PHIL JACKSON                      [ko-1]
26. DOMINGO MONROE            [tko-1]
27. MAURICE HARRIS               [L-10]
28. DAVID BOSTICE                  [ko-1]
29. RON GUERRERO                 [w-10]
30. GILBERT MARTINEZ           [tko-9]
31. ANDRE PURLETTE               [w-10]
32. ATTILA LEVIN                     [tko-8]
33. SAMUEL PETER                  [ko-by-2] {Vacant NABF Heavy Title}
34. GARY GOMEZ                    [w-8]
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Amateur:

1. Ray Lathon                                  (HL ONLY)
2. Richard Bonds (US)
3. Andre Kurjavka #2 (URS)           [w-3] (1990 Dual Meet)
4. Ko Yo Da(S.Kor)
5. Rostislav Zaulichny(URS)             (1991 Dual Meet)
6. Serge Klokov(URS)                    (Begin Mid rd. 2)
7. Darius Michaelczeski                   
8. John Ruiz                                     (Rd. 3 of 3 only)
9. Dale Brown (Canada)                  [rsc-2] {1990 USA/Canada Dual}
10. Andre Kurnyavka #1 (USSR)    [ko-by-3](1990 GWG)
11. Ljubomir Agov                           [rsc-1]
12. Montell Griffin #3                       (1992 Olympic Boxoffs)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MARK FERNANDEZ

Nickname: "The King Cobra"



   Denver Colorado's Mark "King Cobra" Fernandez opened his pro career Feb. 10, 1982 at the Silver Slipper Casino in Las Vegas, NV with a 4 round draw against Puerto Rico's unbeaten Juan Veloz (2-0).

   The slick boxing Fernandez built a nice record of 14-0-1, 6 ko's before heading out to the Forum in Inglewood, CA to be tested against another up and coming prospect - San Diego's Ernie "Silky" Johnson (14-2, 8 ko).  It was Johnson's night as he won a solid unanimous decision victory over Fernandez, handing Mark his first defeat.

   Fernandez had proven his self worthy, he remained at a high level of competition and in his next fight took on ranked contender and two time World Title Challenger from the Phillipines - Rod Sequenen (44-10-3, 28 ko).  The bout was held in Honolulu, Hawaii and Fernandez won a razor thin unanimous decision on scores of 96-94, and 96-95 x 2.  It was a big win for "The King Cobra".  It seems that Mark enjoyed fighting in Paradise, and he won two more bouts in Hawaii after that to run his record to 17-1-1, 7 by ko.

   He was ranked and getting noticed.  He got the call he'd been hoping for, a shot at the IBF Jr. Lightweight World Title.  But, he'd have to travel to Australia to challenge Champion Barry Michael (46-8-3, 14 ko) for that title.  It was not to be his night as the Champion stopped Fernandez in round 4.

   Mark Fernandez returned to Denver and put together a 3 fight win streak, and would get to feel a
title belt around his waist as he won the Colorado State Jr. Lightweight Title with a hard earned, but clear cut 15 round unanimous decision over highly regarded Arnel Arrozal (23-24-3, 6 ko).

   From that point on, his career was like the stock market, a series of ups and downs against mixed opposition and much of it on the road.  He took on some outstanding boxers during that stretch including:  Mauricio Aceves, Oscar Bejines, Marino Ramirez - twice, Ray Menefee, Dingaan Thobela (in South Africa), Steve Boyle (in England), and Jesse James Leija (in Texas).

   After the Leija fight Fernandez put together a 5 fight string of wins which propelled him up into the rankings and earning him a shot at undefeated NABF Lightweight Champion - Stevie Johnston (17-0, 12 ko) in an all Colorado Title showdown held at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver.  After 12 rounds it was Johnston retaining his title on a unanimous decision.

   He was still highly regarded, and got a title shot in his next bout, traveling to Sydney Australia to fight another undefeated Champion - Justin Roswell (17-0, 11 ko) for the WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Title on the undercard of Kostya Tszyu/Corey Johnson.  Fernandez was stopped at 2:59 of round 10.

   Fernandez went 1-4 after the Roswell fight, but was facing high level opponents, and was well respected for his slick boxing skills.  He earned a final title fight but once again would have to travel and face another unbeaten contender in knockout artist - Alfonso Sanchez (15-0, 14 ko) for the vacant IBA Intercontinental Jr. Welterweight Title.  Sanchez was too much for the 37 year old Fernandez, and scored a 2nd round knockout.

   Mark Fernandez would fight on for a few more years.  He tangled with some of the biggest names in the game including:  Sandro Casamonica, Greg Haugen, Chad Broussard, "Irish" Micky Ward, Virgil McClendon, Vernon Forrest, and Juan Lazcano, quite a list of champions to end his career.

   Mark's last pro bout came on April 14, 2000 in Denver as he ended with a showdown against another Colorado favorite - Bobby Brewer.  The bout went the full 6 rounds and Fernandez boxed his way to a unanimous decision win.  A great way to finish a boxing career that spanned nearly two decades, and took him all over the world.

   After 58 professional bouts, Fernandez finished with a final record of: 34 wins, 23 defeats, 1 draw and won 14 by knockout.  Click here to see: Mark Fernandez's entire pro ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see Mark "King Cobra" Fernandez in the ring, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. BARRY MICHAEL               [tko-by-4] {IBF Jr. Light Title}
2. JESSE JAMES LEIJA           [L-10]
3. CLIFFORD HICKS              [w-10]
4. STEVE VALDEZ #1             [w-8]
5. STEVE JOHNSTON             [L-12] {NABF Light Title}
6. ALFONSO SANCHEZ         [tko-by-2]
7. MICKEY WARD                  [ko-by-3]
8. VERNON FORREST            [tko-by-2]


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

HAROLD KNIGHT

Nickname: "Shadow"

   New Jersey's Harold "Shadow" Knight was a kid that could box, and he was someone that boxing people had their eye on even in the amateurs where he amassed an incredible 103-13 record!

   He opened his pro career on the day after Independence day, July 5, 1983, and he started thing with a BANG, knocking out Tommy Mason in the first round.

   He was a true "Jersey Man" as he ended up fighting all but one of his pro fights in New Jersey!  His first fight was at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ, and his final fight was at the Sands in Atlantic City, NJ.

   His first 12 fights were pretty easy. He was expected to win them, and he did EASILY.  He got his first true test on Feb. 24, 1987 when he was put in against a fellow prospect out of Brooklyn, NY - Rene Resto (12-1-1, 3 ko).  Knight shined as he stopped Resto in round 2.

   After stopping 19-2 Darrell Savoy in round 4, Knight got his first shot at a major title belt.  April 30, 1987 was the night that Harold challenged highly ranked contender Kenny Baysmore (23-1, 20 ko) for his USBA Jr. Lightweight Title.  "Shadow" was more than ready and showed the world who he was with a 7th round tko stoppage of the champion.  Knight was now the USBA Champion and still undefeated, world ranked and gaining lots of national attention.


   He scored tko's in his next two bouts which were non-title bouts, and then successfully defended his USBA title against Anthony English (19-7-1) via 4th round tko, and then just about 6 weeks later defended the USBA title against highly respected former Michigan State Featherweight Champion - Erskine Wade (17-4-1, 11 ko).  It was another impressive victory for the unbeaten champion, ending the fight at 2:29 of the 11th round.

   Harold "Shadow" Knight was now 19-0, 15 ko's.  Undefeated. USBA Jr. Lightweight Champion.  World Ranked.  Absolutely ready and deserving of a World Title fight.  He got it.

   The IBF Jr. Lightweight Champion Rocky Lockridge (42-5, 35 ko) agreed to defend his title against Knight.

   April 2, 1988. The Sands Resort Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ was the venue.  The bout was huge.  Televised on NBC it was a fascinating meeting of a powerhouse World Champion who was making his 2nd defense of the IBF Title he had traveled to the UK to lift from champion Barry Michael.  Lockridge was also the former WBA World Champion, and had lost by Majority decision to legendary Julio Cesar Chavez for the WBC World Title.  Lockridge was a solid champion who was facing an undefeated contender, which made for a fascinating matchup.

   It was a great match, and it went the entire 15 rounds.  When the scores were read, it was Champion Rocky Lockridge defending his title successfully on scores of 146-139, 145-139, and 145-140.  Knight proved his self as one of the best in the division.  It was his final bout.

   Harold Knight ended his pro career with a final record of 19 wins, 1 loss, winning 15 by knockout.  He never lost his USBA Title, and nearly won the IBF World Championship.  He was skilled, and powerful.  He became a favorite of ESPN Network.

   See Harold "Shadow" Knight's complete Pro Ledger on: Boxrec.com

   If you would like to see Harold "Shadow" Knight in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. RAFAEL GONDARILLA      [tko-6]
2. ERSKINE WADE                  [tko-11] {USBA Jr. Light Title}
3. ROCKY LOCKRIDGE          [L-15] {IBF Jr. Light Title} (*Knight's LAST Pro Bout)








 

SEAN FLETCHER



   New Jersey's Sean Fletcher was an outstanding amateur boxer, who continued to box even as he served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a National Golden Gloves Champion, Armed Forces Champion, Navy Champion, and won various other prestigious amateur titles.  He had an incredible record of 280 wins, and only 22 defeats as an amateur!

   He turned professional on July 27, 1993 with a unanimous decision win over Justo Sanchez at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

   Fletcher ran off 4 more wins before taking his first pro defeat at the hands of New England Featherweight Champion - Joey Negron (10-3-2, 5 ko) via 6 round decision.

   Sean got back to business and did not lose another pro fight for over 3 years. His 15 fight win streak ended on Nov. 21, 1997 when he was stopped in round 6 by future WBC World Champion - Cesar "La Cobrita" Soto (49-7-2, 37 ko).

   Fletcher put together 4 more knockout victories, including a 6th round technical knockout win over Maryland prospect Brian Cook (13-1, 8 ko) and then found his self facing another world champion - Angel Manfredy (28-4-1, 21 ko).  Manfredy stopped Fletcher in round 4 of their bout in Atlantic City, NJ.

Sean finished his pro boxing career facing off with some of the top names in the game, in addition to Soto, and Manfredy, he also faced:  Derrick Gainer, Leavander Johnson, Juan Manuel Marquez,  and Lamar Murphy.

Sean's final appearance in the ring came on June 6, 2003 in Tampa, Florida when he squared off with local favorite - and world ranked - "Diamond" David Santos (42-6, 27 ko).

   Sean ended his professional campaign with a very solid record of 25 wins, 10 losses, winning 19 by knockout!  

He never fought for a title, but was a respected professional who many thought deserved a title shot during his 10 year professional campaign.  Sean's name will not be forgotten by boxing fans who enjoyed seeing him in the ring during his outstanding Amateur and Professional boxing careers!

   Click here to see: Sean Fletcher's pro ledger on boxrec.com

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









1. JUSTO SANCHEZ                         [w-4](Pro Debut)
2. ANGEL GONZALEZ #1                 [w-4]
3. CESAR "La Cobrita" SOTO            [ko-by-6]
4. ANGEL MANFREDY                    [tko-by-4]
5. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ        [tko-by-7]

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AMATEUR:

1. Sergio Reyes (Beg Rd2/'92Olyfst)
2.Aristead Clalyton ('91Olyfst/L.A.)
3. Sergio Reyes #5 ('92Olbxf)
4.Paul Ayala ('92USNatls.)
5. Mikhail Aranin #2 (URS)
6. Vyacheslav Isaev (URS)('93Dual)
7. Aristead Clayton ('93WC Boxoffs)
8. Aristead Clayton ('90 Olyfst Minnesota)(Rounds 2 & 3 Only)
9. Lionel Odum ('90 Olyfst)

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

TEDDY REID



   Jamaican born Teddy Reid fought between Jr. Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight during his 12 year pro boxing career.  He opened with a bang knocking out David Williams in the first round.  He was put in very tough early in his career, building an 8-1 record winning 6 by knockout.  The combined record of his first 9 opponents was 52-16-2 and he faced world ranked Jose Antonio Rivera (24-1-1, 18 ko) in just his 10th pro bout.  He lost a 10 round unanimous decision that night, but it was clear that he was someone to watch in the boxing world.

   He went back to work and continued to face world class competition... Juan LaPorte, Pedro Saiz, Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis, Anthony Suggs, Terence Cauthen and Jose "Chito" Aponte among the opponents he faced during the stretch that led to his battle with Emmanuel Agustus for the interim NABF Jr. Welter Title.  It was a big night and a great performance for Reid as he out-boxed the boxer to win via Unanimous decision on scores of 116-112, and 115-113 x 2.  Reid lost his next fight to Golden Johnson (18-4-2, 13) for the vacant NABF Jr. Welter Title by the same scores he won against Agustus... 116-112, 115-113 x 2.

   He continued to battle on fighting for various titles against some of the best in the game.  Juan Carlos Rubio (26-5-2), Jesus Valverde (18-3), Joe Hutchinson (20-2-2), Ben Tackie (23-2), Germaine Sanders (21-1) were among the contenders that he squared off with.  It was that 6-1, 5 ko streak against top notch fighters that earned him the shot at Elio Ortiz (24-5, 18 ko) for his NABF Welterweight Title belt.  It was an impressive display of Reid's thunderous punching power as he put the champion down 5 times en route to a 4th round tko victory.

   That victory put Reid's record at 22-5-1, 16 ko's and he was now highly world ranked and got the call to challenge for the interim WBO Welterweight World Title against the undefeated champion from Puerto Rico - Kermit Cintron (23-0, 21 ko), Reid's NABF Title was also on the line.  The bout was televised on HBO and was a much anticipated meeting of two power punchers.  But Cintron left the ring still undefeated and still the interim WBO champion as well as taking Reid's NABF title by 8th round stoppage.

   He moved up to the 154 pound Jr. Middleweight division in his next fight, and brought his power with him as he stopped Eduardo Sanchez (12-3-2, 8 ko) for the interim NABF Jr. Middleweight Title, putting the defending champion down 4 times in the process.

   He finished his last 4 fights by facing more world class opponents, with a total record of 121-22-4, 73 by knockout!  His final fight was against Columbian title challenger Richard Gutierrez (21-1, 13 ko).  Reid went down swinging but was ko'd in round 4 for his final appearance in the ring.

   Teddy Reid was a powerful and skilled boxer who always gave his best and usually came out on top.  Winning many titles, and always leaving the fans cheering for more.  His final record over the dozen years that he battled was 23 wins, 9 losses, 2 draws with 17 wins by knockout.

Click to see: Teddy Reid's entire pro ledger

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

JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA              [L-10]                           
JOSE "Chito" APONTE                   [tko-2]
GOLDEN JOHNSON                     [L-12] {Vacant NABF Jr. Welter Title}
JUAN CARLOS RUBIO                 [tko-2]
JESUS VALVERDE                         [w-10]
JOE HUTCHINSON                       [tko-1] {Vacant USBA Jr. Welter Title}
BEN TACKIE                                  [tko-by-5] {NABF Jr. Welter Title}
GERMAINE SANDERS                  [tko-3] {Vacant NABF Welter Title}
PAT COLEMAN                             [tko-8] {NABF Welter Title}
ELIO ORTIZ                                   [tko-4] {NABF Welter Title}
KERMIT CINTRON                      [tko-by-8] {Interim WBO/NABF Welter Titles}
EDUARDO SANCHEZ                  [tko-7] {Interim NABF Jr. Middle Title}
RODNEY JONES                          [L-12] {NABF Jr. Middle Title}
J.C. CANDELO                              [Draw-10]
VERNO PHILLIPS                         [tko-by-12] {Vacant T.A.B. Middle Title}
RICHARD GUTIERREZ                 [ko-by-4] (Reid's Last Pro Bout)






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