Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MIKE "The Bounty" HUNTER


   Heavyweight Mike "The Bounty" Hunter was known for his unorthodox but most effective boxing style.  He started out his pro career on Dec. 14, 1985 with a 4 round Decision over Warren Thompson.  He then built a record of 13-2-2, 5 ko's before stepping up to face former Light-Heavyweight, and Cruiserweight World Champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi for his WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title.  Hunter was amazing as he took the victory and his first title belt back home with him.

   From there, the level of competition remained high throughout most of his career.  He scored big wins over Pinklon Thomas, Jimmy Thunder, and Ossie Ocasio before losing a very tight majority decision to undefeated Frans Botha in El Paso, Texas.

   He bounced back from the close decision loss very well as he stepped in on short notice and defeated former Olympic Gold Medalist Tyrell Biggs to win the vacant USBA Heavyweight Title via unanimous decision by wide margins.  He defended that title against Alexander Zolkin (15-1, 8 ko), and Buster Mathis Jr. (12-0).  The win over Mathis was later changed to a "No Contest" after illegal substance was detected.

   Mike finished his career going 4-4 in his last 8 bouts, including his final bout on May 31, 1996 as he challenged IBO World Heavyweight Champion - Brian Nielsen in Denmark for his title.  Hunter was stopped by tko in round 5.

   Hunter finished his pro career with a final record of 26-7-2, 8 by ko.  Not a big knockout puncher, but a slick and tricky boxing style that gave his world class opponents fits.

MIKE "The Bounty" HUNTER'S COMPLETE PRO RECORD: CLICK HERE

   If you would like to see Mike "The Bounty" Hunter in boxing action, I have the following bouts available on dvd:


DWIGHT MUHAMMAD QAWI            [w-10]
PINKLON THOMAS                             [w-10]
DAVID JACO                                         [tko-3]
FRANS BOTHA                                     [L-8]
TYRELL BIGGS                                     [w-12] {Vacant USBA Heavy Title}
ALEXANDER ZOLKIN #1                   [w-12] {USBA Heavy Title}
BUSTER MATHIS JR.                           [w-12] {USBA Heavy Title}(*Changed to N/C later)            KEITH MCMURRAY                            [w-10]
ALEXANDER ZOLKIN #2                   [L-10]
ARTHUR WEATHERS                          [w-10]



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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ALEX RAMOS

Nickname: "The Bronx Bomber"


   New York's Alex Ramos won multiple amateur championships including The National AAU title in 1979 and four NY Golden Gloves titles, he held a record of 143-15 before turning professional on Nov. 8, 1980 where he stopped Steve Arvin (12-3, 9 ko) in round 5 of a bout scheduled for 6 rounds.

   Ramos was considered a potential world champion from the start, and quickly ran off a string of 11 victories before being matched against world rated Norberto Sabater (20-1, 8 ko) in a 10 round middleweight bout at the Sands Hotel & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ that was aired on NBC Sports.  Ramos won handily on scores of 6-3-1, 6-3-1, and 8-2 in rounds to pick up the unanimous decision victory and remain unbeaten.

   3 fights later Alex tasted defeat for the first time as a professional against unheralded Ted Sanders (8-15-4, 3 ko's) where he was knocked out in round 8.  In his next fight, he was put in pretty tough against Tony Cerda (14-2-2, 8 ko) and was held to a draw after 10 rounds.  It was a rough spot in the fast moving track that Ramos management team had planned for him.

   His ability and heart were not in question, and he was put in very tough in his next two bouts against Mark Frazie (21-1, 12 ko), and undefeated J.B. Williamson (13-0, 5 ko).  Ramos passed both tests winning both via clear 10 round unanimous decision victories.  He then stopped highly respected James Waire in the 10th round, but tasted his 2nd defeat at the hands of world ranked contender Murray Sutherland (39-10-1, 33 ko) in a wild bout that saw the referee deduct 3 rounds from Ramos for low blows, and even though he floored Sutherland in the 4th round, the decision was unanimous in favor of Sutherland.

   After two impressive victories, and good showings against top competition "The Bronx Bomber" was back and got his first shot at a title belt.  April 25, 1984 he got a shot at defending USBA Middleweight Champion ferocious knockout artist Curtis Parker (25-5, 20 ko).  It was a war as expected, but when the final bell sounded Alex Ramos had become the new USBA Middleweight king on scores of  116-113, 116-112, and 117-112.

   The World class competition continued as he faced world ranked John Collins (31-1, 27 ko) in his next fight.  It was a non-title bout, and ended in a Draw after 10 rounds.  Next up was a title defense against undefeated and world ranked contender James "The Heat" Kinchen (33-0-2, 26 ko) in a bout from Caesars Tahoe that was televised on NBC network.  It was a close bout until the 9th round when Referee Joey Curtis waived the bout off, and Kinchen picked up the win and the USBA Title via KO.

   Ramos continued to campaign and challenged unsuccessfully 3 times for the California State Middleweight title belt, including a loss to future world champion Michael Nunn.  Ramos continued to fight becoming a favorite at the Country Club in Reseda, CA.  He finished his career with a string of 9 consecutive victories on the "Midwest Circuit" which earned him his first World Title fight against defending champion Jorge Castro (94-4-2, 65 ko) in Argentina.  Ramos was stopped in round 2, and this was his final professional bout.



   Alex ended his storied professional career with a record of 39 wins, 10 defeats, 2 draws winning 24 by knockout.   Ramos founded the Retired Boxers Foundation.

Click Here to see: Alex Ramos entire Pro Ledger on boxrec.com

If you would like to see Alex "The Bronx Bomber" in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

JOSE PACHECO                                   [ko-5]
DAN SNYDER                                       [w-6]
BILL TUTTLE                                         [w-8]
ROCKY FABRIZIO                               [tko-4]
NORBERTO SABATER                        [w-10]
WAYNE CAPLETTE                             [tko-5]
TONY CERDA                                       [Draw-10]
MARK FRAZIE                                      [w-10]
J. B. WILLIAMSON                              [w-10]
JAMES WAIRE                                     [tko-10]
MURRAY SUTHERLAND                   [L-10]
RONNIE ROBINSON                         [ko-4]
CURTIS PARKER                                [w-12] {USBA Middle Title}
JOHN COLLINS                                  [Draw-10]
JAMES KINCHEN                              [tko-by-9] {USBA Middle Title}
MICHAEL NUNN                               [L-12] {California State Middle Title}
DARNELL KNOX                              [tko-by-10]
RODERICK STARKS                        [w-10]
SEGUNDO MERCADO                    [tko-by-4]
JORGE CASTRO                            [ko-by-2] {WBAMiddle Title} (Ramos LAST pro bout)

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Amateur:

1. Juan Roldan       [RSC-1]



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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

JULIAN WHEELER

Nickname: "The Dealer"
   Julian Wheeler was an outstanding amateur boxer who represented the USA at the 1992 Olympic Games.  He did not bring home a medal and decided to turn professional on Oct. 12, 1993.  He opened with a 3rd round TKO over 24 fight veteran Darrell Jacobs.

   It took him about 18 months to build an 11-0 record and challenge for his first Title belt.  April 21, 1995 he stepped into the ring to fight for the vacant NABF Jr. Lightweight title against undefeated and world ranked Robert "Grandpa" Garcia (20-0, 16 ko).  Wheeler lost by a unanimous decision.

   Just 10 weeks later, he stepped back into the fire facing another undefeated world ranked opponent, this time it was Mexico's Mauro Lucero (19-0, 14 ko).  The fight which took place on the undercard of Johnny Tapia vs Arthur Johnson went the full 10 round distance, but it was Wheeler earning the decision victory.

   4 months later, he would travel to Inglewood, CA and face a man that would become a boxing legend - Juan Manuel Marquez (12-1, 9 ko).  Wheeler was tko'd with just seconds left to go in the 10th and final round.

  Julian traveled to Australia where he fought a pair of battles against world ranked contender November Ntshingila (28-4, 16 ko).  The first bout ended in a technical draw after only 1 round, but Ntshingila won the rematch via 10 round decision.

   It was Oct. 10, 1996 when Julian would get another title fight, challenging former World Champion Jorge "Maromero" Paez for the WBC Continental Americas Jr. Lightweight title.  Wheeler won a 12 round unanimous decision to take Paez's title.  Less than 3 months later, they rematched at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA and this time Paez took his title back by decision.

   December of 1998, Wheeler got his first shot at a World title belt against undefeated champion Victor McKinnis (14-0-1, 9 ko).  Julian boxed masterfully and won a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision to earn the IBC Jr. Welterweight World Title.  The scorecards read 119-109, and 118-110 x 2.  Two fights later, McKinnis  was given a rematch but Wheeler was even more dominant this time around, and won unanimously on scores of 120-108, and 119-109 x 2.

   Wheeler went on to face other world class conenders including:  Juan Lazcano, Jermaine Fields, Israel "Pito" Cardona, and Daniel Alicea.  With 4 close battles against top notch opposition in a row, and all 4 ending in decisions, Julian Wheeler was named as the challenger for unbeaten USBA Lightweight Champion Efren Hinojosa's (23-0, 16 ko) Title.  It was a back and forth battle, but when the scores were read, It was Julian Wheeler who became the new USBA Champion on scores of 118-111, 117-111, and 115-113.

   On October 25, 2002 Wheeler defended his USBA Lightweight Title against two time world title challenger Levander Johnson (31-3-2, 25 ko).  Wheeler dropped a 12 round majority decision with 1 judge seeing the bout even, but the other 2 judges giving the edge to Johnson.  This turned out to be Julian Wheeler's final professional boxing match.

   Julian Wheeler ended his pro career with a record of 22 wins, 7 defeats and 2 draws, winning 8 times by knockout.  It was an up and down career, but mostly up as he collected title belts along the way.

Click here to see Julian Wheeler's entire Professional ledger on boxrec.com

If you'd like to see Julian Wheeler in ring action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. FERNANDO SANCHEZ                         [w-4]
2. ROBERTO VALENZUELA                      [w-6]
3. RAMON OROZCO -v1230                      [w-6]
4. GABE CASTRO                                        [w-10]
5. ROBERTO "Grandpa" GARCIA                [L-12] {Vacant NABF Jr. Light Title}   
6. MAURO LUCERO -v1360                       [w-10] (*Rounds 1-7 of 10 ONLY)                       
7. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ                   [tko-by-10]
8. JORGE PAEZ #1                                       [w-12] {WBC Cont Am Jr. Light Title}                                
9. JUAN LAZCANO                                    [L-10]                       
10. JERMAINE FIELDS                               [L-10]
11. ISRAEL "Pito" CARDONA                     [w-8]
12. DANIEL ALICEA                                   [Draw-10]
13. EFREN HINOJOSA                               [w-12] {USBA Light Title}
14. ISIDRO TEJEDOR                                  [w-10]
15. LEAVANDER JOHNSON                   [L-12] {USBA Light Title}(*Julian Wheeler's LAST Pro Bout)
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Amateur:

1. Kenneth Friday #2
2. Vitaly Kargin #1
3. Ivan Robinson
4. Vitaly Kargin #2
5. Ramazi Paliani
6. William Jenkins
7. Mike Rafferty


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Friday, November 27, 2015

RANDY SHIELDS

   Randy Shields was one of the USA's top amateur stars of the early 1970's.  He went 88-3-1, winning 67 by knockout!  The 6 time California State Amateur Champion also has the honor of handing one of the few defeats to Sugar Ray Leonard in the amateur ranks.

   He turned professional on Jan. 17, 1974 with a 6 round unanimous decision victory over highly regarded Victor Abraham.  His first big test came in August of 1975 when he put his undefeated record (24-0, 14 ko's) on the line against world ranked contender Arturo "Turi" Pineda (25-5-1, 21 knockouts).  Shields boxed beautifully winning a unanimous 10 round decision at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.  He won the Los Angeles showdown on scores of 6-4, 8-2, and 9-0-1.  Shields had served notice to the boxing world that he was a serious threat to win a world title.

   2 fights later, Randy would taste defeat for the first time, at the hands of undefeated Vicente Mijares (7-0, 2 ko).  Shields was stopped on cuts and a rematch was ordered.  It was nearly 3 months later when Shields would get his shot at redemption, and this time it was an elimination match for a shot at the WBC World Title.  It was an all out war, but Mijares would again come out on top, this time via Unanimous Decision on scores of 6-4-2, 7-4-1, and 7-5 in rounds.

   Big wins over Ramiro Bolanos (51-10-2, 30 ko) and Ray Lampkin (34-5-1, 16 ko) would catapult Shields into his first shot at a major title belt.  It was Oct. 21, 1977 and Shields would have to travel to the Champs home town of Sacramento California where he would face NABF Welterweight Champion Pete Ranzany (35-1, 23 ko).  The bout ended in round 2 due to a clash of heads, and was recorded as a technical Draw.  The fight was just too promising to let things end this way, so a rematch took place just 3 months later at the same venue.  This time the champion - Ranzany stopped Shields at 1:54 of the 11th bloody and bruising round.

   Shields performance cemented his place as a ranked contender, and he faced mostly world class opposition after the battles with Ranzany.  He went 2-2 in his next four bouts, with the two losses coming to boxing legends Wilfred Benitez, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

   July 30, 1979 was the day Shields would finally get a crack at the World Title when he faced WBA Welterweight Champion Pipino Cuevas in Chicago.  It was a wild affair that went the entire 15 round distance.  Cuevas kept his World Title belt with a controversial unanimous decision on scores of 72-71, 72-71, and 73-67.

   Shields scored two more victories after the loss against Cuevas, and was rewarded with another chance at the NABF Welterweight title that had eluded him in his 2nd bout against Pete Ranzany.  This time it was for the Vacant Title, and Shields would overwhelm his opponent Jose Figueroa, completely outclassing him and stopping him via technical knockout in round 3.

   Randy Shields now held the NABF Title belt, and after scoring a big win over Luis Mateo (9-1, 6 ko) was given an easy tune-up where he scored a 4th round knockout over Ray Comayagua, and then was given one more shot at the world championship.  This time he would face legendary world champion Thomas Hearns (30-0, 28 by knockout).  The fight took place April 25th or 1981 in Phoenix, AZ.  Shields was all heart but just could not find an antidote to the punishing jab, and overwhelming firepower of "The Hitman" Hearns.  The bout, scheduled for 15 rounds, was stopped at the end of the 12th round with Hearns way ahead on all 3 of the judges scorecards.

   Shields would not fight for another title, but did face world champions Milton "Ice Man" McCrory, and Johnny "Bump City" Bumphus in non-title bouts.

   Randy fought his last pro bout on Sept. 25, 1990 at the Country Club in Reseda, CA.  going out on a winning note with a 10 round decision victory over Stewart Baynes.

   It was a long and successful campaign for Shields who proved himself a worthy and world class contender.  If you weren't a world class championship level fighter, you had no chance against him.  He became a favorite among Southern California boxing fans, and when it was all said and done, he finished his career with a record of 41-9-1, 21 ko's.

Click Here for Randy Shields Entire Pro Boxing Ledger

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

WILFREDO BENITEZ                         [tko-by-6]
DAVID MADRID                                 [tko-4]
JOSE PALACIOS                                 [w-10]
JOSE "Pipino" CUEVAS                        [L-15] (WBA Welter Title)
THOMAS HEARNS                             [tko-by-12] (WBA Welter Title)
JEFF MORGAN                                   [w-10]
JOHNNY BUMPHUS                          [tko-by-8]



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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FRANKIE ARCHULETA

    New Mexico's Frankie Archuleta was a shining star in the amateur ranks, especially in New Mexico where boxing fans were anxiously waiting for him to turn professional.

 
   He turned Pro on Feb. 15, 1997 and started things off with a first round knockout over Pablo Ontiveros.  After running off a string of victories and going to 10-0, 7 by knockout, Frankie challenged heavy handed defending champion Juan Manuel Arellano (15-6, 13 ko) for the WBB Featherweight Title.  It was Archuleta's night as he pitched a near shutout on scores of 119-109, 119-110, and 120-110 to win his first Title.

  

   Two wins later, he made a move up in weight and took his 13-0, 8 ko record into another title challenge against Oscar Salas for the vacant WBB Jr. Lightweight Title.  In front of a packed Wilson Events Center in his home town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, Archuleta scored an impressive 4th round knockout to win his second title belt.

   After a complete shutout victory over 10 rounds against 95 fight veteran Javier "Suzuki" Diaz, Frankie challenged NABF Featherweight Champion Lewis Wood (20-1, 6 ko).  When the smoke cleared after 12 tough and tactical rounds of boxing, The judges declared a 3 way split on scores of 115-112 (Archuleta), 115-112 (Wood), and 114-114.  Frankie remained unbeaten, but Lewis Wood left Las Vegas, NM with the NABF title belt around his waist.

   A pair of victories over rugged Mexican contender Ivan Salazar, and a convincing win over rugged Marco "El Rojo" Badillo, landed Frankie (18-0-1, 11 ko) in a huge bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada against former WBC, WBO and WBU Featherweight World Champion Kevin Kelley (50-4-2, 33 ko).  Archuleta suffered his first defeat that night, being stopped by the multi-time World Champion in the 9th round.



   Frankie bounced back with 2 impressive wins, a 1 round ko over Russell Mosley, and then an 8 round unanimous decision vicotry over former WBC Continental Americas Champion Osvaldo Guerrero.  Archuleta then traveled to the Fernwood Resort in Bushkill, PA to face undefeated Champion Emmanuel Lucero (19-0, 12 ko) for his WBC Continental Americas Jr. Featherweight Title.  He came up short dropping a 12 round unanimous decision to the Champion.  Meanwhile, Osvaldo Guerrero was clamoring for a rematch against Archuleta, and got his wish, this time for the vacant NABA Jr. Featherweight Title.  The old saying "Be careful what you wish for" was never more true than June 21, 2002 as Frankie Archuleta stopped Guerrero in 3 rounds to pick up another title belt.

   From here the level of competition stepped up big time, and Frankie found his self across the ring from some great contenders and world champions including...  Alejandro Barrera, Rocky Juarez, Johnny Tapia (Splitting a pair of decisions against the legendary champion), Martin Honorio (for the vacant IBA Jr. Lightweight World Title), John Molina, and Juan Carlos Burgos.

   Frankie fought his last pro bout on May 12, 2012, nearly 15 years after turning professional.  He faced undefeated former WBF Featherweight Champion Patrick Hyland (25-0, 11 ko's) being stopped in round 4.

   Frankie Archuleta finished his professional boxing campaign with an overall record of 27-10-1, 14 by knockout.  He made a huge mark on the New Mexico pro boxing scene, and delighted local crowds with some big victories.  Click here to see: Frankie Archuleta's entire Pro ledger.

If you would like to see Frankie Archuleta in ring action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. PABLO ONTIVERROS                                [tko-1](Pro Debut)
2. JULIAN ROMERO                                       [w-6]
3. JOSE LINARES                                            [tko-1]
4. JOSE LUIS JUAREZ                                    [tko-1]
5. LORENZO ESTRADA                                 [tko-1]
6. AUREO DOMINGUEZ                                [tko-3]
7. MACK MCLIN                                            [w-8]
8. JUAN MANUEL ARRELLANO                  [w-12] {WBB Fth Title}
9. LEE CARGLE                                               [tko-1]
10. JAVIER "Suzuki" DIAZ                                [w-10]
11. OSCAR SALAS                                          [ko-4] {WBB JL Title}
12. LEWIS WOOD                                           [draw-12] {NABF Fth Title}
13. IVAN SALAZAR #2                                   [tko-5]
14. MARCOS "Rojo" BADILLO                       [w-dq-6]
15. IVAN SALAZAR #1                                   [ko-3]
16. KEVIN KELLEY                                        [ko-by-9]
17. EMMANUEL LUCERO                             [L-12]
18. ARTURO VALENZUELA                          [Tech-w-5]
19. ALEJANDRO BARRERA                          [L-12]
20. ROCKY JUAREZ                                       [tko-by-6]
21. JOHNNY TAPIA #1                                  [w-10]
22. JOHNNY TAPIA #2                                  [L-10]
23. JOHN MOLINA                                        [tko-by-2]
24. JUAN CARLOS BURGOS                        [tko-by-2]



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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MAX GOMEZ

   Colorado's Max Gomez was a regional star in the amateurs who many felt would be a "can't miss" as a Pro.

 Gomez turned professional on March 7, 1989 at Bally's in Las Vegas, Nevada, opening his career with a 3rd round technical knockout over Phoenix, Arizona's Jesse Ortiz.

   He won his next fight, and then tasted his first defeat against unbeaten former Puerto Rican amateur standout - Luis Rolon (4-0, 3 ko) on the undercard of Julio Cesar Chavez/Meldrick Taylor #1 at the Las Vegas Hilton.  Gomez dropped a very close majority decision to Rolon in 4 rds.

   He was considered a worthy prospect, and this was cemented when he travled up to Detroit, Michigan and handed unbeaten Kronk Gym star Theotrice Chambers (5-0, 5 ko) his first defeat by unanimous decision.  3 fights later, Gomez would find his self in the ring facing former Olympic Gold medalist, and undefeated world ranked contender (and future World Champion) Kennedy "The King" McKinney (18-0-1, 12 ko), it was another hard fought battle, with Gomez getting the short end of the stick in an 8 round split decision loss.  This showing just raised his stock and he got his first shot at a title belt, facing Rudy Zavala for the USBA Jr. Featherweight Title at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.  That battle ended in a 12 round 3 way split Draw.

   In later bouts, Gomez challenged for the USBA, NABF, and NABO Jr. Featherweight Titles and lost via decisions all 3 times.  March 16, 1996 - 7 years after his professional debut, Max got a shot at the vacant WBU Jr. Featherweight Title.  This was his night, as he defeated Anton Gilmore (19-1-2, 5 ko) to win his first Title Belt.  He lost the title to Frankie Toledo in his first defense, it was a very close decision loss that ended in scores of 115-113 by all 3 judges.  Two fights later, he defeated Felipe Garcia (13-16-1, 8 ko) to pick up the IBC Jr. Featherweight World Title.

   In his next fight, he went after the IBA Featherweight title, dropping another hard fought split decision to "Diamond" David Santos (28-1, 19 ko) in Albuquerque, NM.  He continued his campaign, squaring off against pretty high level competiion and picking up the WBC Fecarbox Jr. Lightweight Title along the way.  

   Max fought his last professional fight on May 11, 2002 with a solid 8 round unanimous decision victory over Colorado rival Heriberto Velazquez in Colorado Springs, CO.

   Max Gomez finished his 13 year professional career with a final record of: 25-13-1, winning 13 by knockout.  Click here to see Max Gomez's complete pro ledger

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

1. TONY  MARTIN                                [tko-1]
2. THEOTRICE CHAMBERS                 [w-6] (Begins in Rd. 2)
3. JORGE MARTINEZ                            [ko-2]
4. POISON JUNIOR JONES                  [L-10]
5. RUDY ZAVALA                                 [Draw-12] {USBA Jr. Feather Title}
6. JESUS SALUD                                    [L-12] {NABF Jr. Feather Title}
7. JOSE LUIS VEGA-GIL                       [ko-5]
8. JESSE MAGANA                                [L-12] {Vacant NABO Jr. Feather Title}
9. FRANK TOLEDO                               [L-12] {WBU Jr. Feather Title}
10. DAVID SANTOS                              [L-12] {IBA Feather Title}
11. JUAN MANUEL ARELLANO         [w-10] (Rds. 3-10 of 10 Only)
12. ROBERTO VILLAREAL #2              [tko-5] {Fecarbox Jr. Light Title}
13. ANGEL VAZQUEZ                           [L-12] {NABA/USBA Feather Titles}

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AMATEUR BOUTS:

1. Johnny Tapia
2. Edward Martin





Saturday, October 3, 2015

GLENWOOD BROWN

Nickname: "The Real Beast"





   After winning the 1986 139 Lb. Open championship in the NY Golden Gloves, Glenwood Brown was the pride of Plainsfield, NJ and began his Pro boxing career with a 4th round TKO over Robert Harris at the Felt Forum in NY.

   Brown campaigned mostly on the East Coast and built a record of 18-0, 14 ko's before facing former WBC World Champion Saoul Mamby on June 27, 1988.  It was Mamby getting the split decision victory over 10 rounds on that night and handing Glenwood Brown his first pro defeat.  Brown was not happy about the decision and demanded a rematch, he got it on Feb. 9, 1989 - this time for the New York State Welterweight Title Belt.  It was another close and technical scrap, but this time it was Glenwood Brown who won the decision, Unanimously, and picking up the New York State Championship.

   Almost 1 year later,  Brown found himself squaring off with Luis Santana (36-12-2, 28 ko's) for the vacant USBA Welterweight Title.  Brown stopped Santana in round 8 and was now the United States Boxing Association Welterweight Champion.

   Brown was now ranked in the top 10 and continued to win impressively.  Oct. 4, 1991 was the night he would get his first shot at a World Title.  He challenged Maurice Blocker (32-2, 18 ko) for the vacant IBF Welterweight Title.  Judge Rocky Castellani scored it 115-114 for Brown, but was overruled by judges John Stewart and Lynne Carter who both had it at 117-111 for Blocker.

   Brown's performance earned him enough respect that he was named as the challenger for Meldrick Taylor's WBA Welterweight World Title in his very next fight!  It was Jan 18, 1992 and was the main event of a card that also featured Pernell Whitaker against Harold Brazier, and Tony Baltazar against Rodney Moore.  It was another performance that didn't hurt his reputation, sending Taylor to the canvas TWICE.  But in the end, the judges awarded the decision to the former Olympic Gold Medalist on scores of 114-113, and 116-113 x 2.

   After back to back World Title Challenges,  Brown's level of competition stepped up facing Miguel Santana, Roque Montoya, Edwin Curet, and Larry Barnes all in a row.  He went 2-2 in that 4 fight stretch and lost his New York State Title to Larry Barnes (25-1, 11 ko's).

   On August 25, 1995 Glenwood would earn one last title shot, and he made the most of it scoring a unanimous decision over Rafael Williams to win the vacant IBO Middleweight Title.

   Glenwood never fought for another title, but faced some world class opponents in his final years in the ring, including Simon Brown, Dana Rosenblatt, Bronco McKart, and Vinny Pazienza.  He lost close, hard fought decisions to all 4.

   Brown's last pro bout was June of 2000, and after a 14 year professional boxing career he ended his career against world ranked contender Scott Pemberton (20-2-1, 16 ko's) being stopped in the 9th round.

   A fascinating career for a man who was well known and respected by east coast boxing fans, and always took world class opponents to their limit.

Glenwood Brown's Pro Career Ledger: Click HERE

If you would like to see GLENWOOD "The Real Beast" BROWN in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. JUAN RONDON                             [tko-2]
2. SAOUL MAMBY #2                       [w-12] {vacant New York State Welter Title}
3. YOUNG DICK TIGER                    [w-12] {WBA Americas Welter Title}
4. ARTURO PADILLA                        [ko-1]
5. HUGO DANIEL SCLARANDI       [w-10]
6. C.J. DUFFY                                     [tko-3] (Final Rd. Only)
7. JOSEPH ALEXANDER                   [w-10]
8. ARTIE BRIGHT                               [tko-2]
9. MAURICE BLOCKER                    [L-12] {Vacant IBF Welter Title}
10. MELDRICK TAYLOR                  [L-12] {WBA Welter Title}
11. ROQUE MONTOYA                    [tko-2]
12. EDWIN CURET                            [L-10]
13. LARRY BARNES                          [L-10] {New York State Welter Title}
14. ROOSEVELT WALKER JR.         [w-10]
15. TONY MARSHALL                      [w-10]
16. SIMON BROWN                          [L-10]
17. DANA ROSENBLATT                  [L-10]
18. BRONCO MCKART                    [L-10]
19. VINNY PAZIENZA                      [L-10]
20. SCOTT PEMBERTON                 [tko-by-9] (*Glenwood Brown's LAST Pro Bout)


  
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SAMSON PO'UHA




   Utah's Samson Po'uha was a well respected amateur who earned both the 1991 National Golden Gloves Title, and the 1992 AAU Title in the Super Heavyweight division.

   The Tongan KO artist turned pro on Nov. 25, 1992, with a first round knockout of Steve Cortez on the undercard of the Orlin Norris/David Sewell NABF Cruiserweight Title fight.  He then went on a tear stopping 12 straight opponents with only 3 of them making it past the 2nd round.

   His first loss came against IBO/WBF Heavyweight Title challenger Craig Payne.  Samson was stopped in the 6th round.  He then scored 3 more first round knockouts with respected Journeyman Martin Foster among those victims.

   He took his 15-1, 15 ko record into the big showdown fight televised on USA Netowork, against fellow hot prospect, undefeated Andrew Golota (23-0, 20 ko's).  It was a wild affair which included a desperately hurt Golota biting the neck of Po'uha to survive.  The tactic worked and earned Golota enough time to clear his head, and go on to stop Po'uha in round 5.  Golota would later admit that he was hurt, and had never been hit that hard in his life.

   Po'uha got back on track with 4 victories including a hotly contested split decision victory against former USBA Light Heavyweight Champion Frankie Swindell, and a 4th round tko of former NABF Heavyweight Champion "Smoking" Bert Cooper.  Po'uha would get a rematch with Frankie Swindell which ended in a draw.

  Even though he was world ranked, and a fan favorite, Samson was never given a title shot.  He fought his last fight nearly a decade after turning pro, on April 21 of 2002.  He lost a majority decision on scores of 91-99 & 93-97, with 1 judge seeing it even at 95-95 to World Ranked Sherman Williams (19-6-1, 13 ko).

Click HERE to see Samson Po'uha's complete pro ledger.

If you would like to see this heavyweight powerhouse in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. STEVE CORTEZ                        [ko-1] (Pro Debut)
2. PATRICK SMITH                      [tko-4]
3. WILLIE JACKSON                    [tko-1]
4. WARREN WILLIAMS               [tko-1]
5. EDDIE GONZALEZ                   [ko-1]
6. JASON WALLER                      [tko-1]
7. MIKE ROUSE                            [tko-8] (HL ONLY)
8. MARTIN FOSTER                     [tko-1]
9. ANDREW GOLOTA                  [tko-by-5]
10. JIMMY HAYNES                     [tko-2]
11. FRANKIE SWINDELL #1       [w-10]
12. BERT COOPER                       [tko-4]
13. JESSE FERGUSON                 [tko-by-8]
14. SHREMAN WILLIAMS          [L-10] (Po'uha's LAST Pro Bout)


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AMATEUR:

1. MICHAEL RAY JOHNSON (NM)        [RSC-1]
2. BOBBY HARRIS JR.                              (Rds.1 & 3 of 3)
3. ROBERTO BALADO (Cuba)                 (Pan Am Games)
4. SAM BRYANT #2                                 (1/4/91)

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MARTY MAESTAS

Nickname: Machine Gun





   New Mexico's Marty Maestas got a late start in boxing, but accomplished much.  After a successful amateur career, including a state ABF Golden Gloves Championship, he turned professional on August, 5 1995.  Marty's first pro fight was a 4 round war against fellow Albuquerquean Jacob "Razor Sharp" Romero, and has become remembered as one of the great battles in New Mexico boxing history.  It ended in a 3 way split draw.

   Maestas never fought for a professional title, but was involved in many memorable bouts, and became a local favorite squaring off with many of the other local pro boxers.  He became known as a fighter who would accept any bout offered to him.

   Marty's last pro fight came on Feb. 19, 2000 as he battled up & coming New Mexico KO artist "Amazing" Adriano Sanchez (6-1, 6 ko's).  He was stopped in round 5 of this battle.

Click Here for:
Marty Maestas complete Pro Ledger

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

1. JACOB ROMERO                                     [Draw-4] (Pro Debut)
2. STEVE VALDEZ (of Ariz.)                         [ko-by-1]
3. RUDY CHAVEZ                                        [ko-by-1]
4. CHRIS LINSON                                        [tko-by-3]
5. ERNEST PARGAS                                    [w-4]
6. JOSE TERAZAS                                        [L-4]
7. JOSE RAMIREZ                                        [L-6]
8. KEVIN LOWTHER                                   [L-4]
9. MARK URIOSTE                                      [L-DQ-by-5]
10. ANTHONY MORA                                 [w-4]

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AMATEUR:

1. Tony Guerrero
2. Jeff Davis
3. Alejandro Valles
4. Frank Estrada #2
5. Charles Gallegos
6. Jacob Romero
7. C. Linson Jr. #1
8. Chris Linson Jr. #2
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ROCKY PEPELI

   After a long amateur career including Silver Gloves and Jr. Olympics titles in 1980 (at age 15), Iowa's Rocky Pepeli turned professional in 1987.  His first 8 pro bouts were decided in the 1st or 2nd rounds!  He opened with a first round KO over Lon Liebergen in Rocky's hometown of Davenport, Iowa.  After scoring another 1st round knockout in Anchorage, Alaska, Pepeli soon found his self as a regular on the boxing events staged at the Reseda Country Club in Reseda, California. 

   He quickly became a favorite of Southern California fight fans.  His fearless style, wins over Mike Gans and Bobby Quarry, and record of 16-4-1 with 15 by knockout landed him a big fight against world ranked contender and former NABF Cruiserweight Champion "Smoking" Bert Cooper (28-9, 24 ko's).  Cooper ended up stopping Pepeli in the 8th round.

   Rocky would go on to face even bigger names including Eric "The Whip" Curry, Jesse Ferguson, and former World Champion and Boxing Hall-of-Famer Larry Holmes.

   Pepeli got his only shot at a title belt on March 21, 1995 when he faced Russian World Ranked Contender - Alexander Zolkin (20-2, 14) for the vacant NABF Heavyweight Title.  It was a wild affair with Zolkin scoring the 3rd round TKO to take the title that had been vacated by Joe Hipp.

   Pepeli also faced James Buster Douglas losing a 10 round unanimous decision to the former World Heavyweight Champion.

   His final pro bout came on April 2, 1998 in Buffalo, NY.  Rocky was stopped in the first round by undefeated and world ranked Kirk Johnson (23-0, 17 ko's).

   After a professional boxing career that spanned 11 years, Rocky Pepeli ended with a final record of 19 wins, 11 losses, 1 Draw, winning 18 by Knockout.


Click HERE to see Rocky Pepeli's entire Pro Ledger.

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

VINCENT JONES                          [L-10]
BERT COOPER                              [tko-by-8]
LARRY HOLMES                           [tko-by-4]
JESSE FERGUSON                         [tko-by-9]
ALEXANDER ZOLKIN                  [tko-by-3] {Vacant NABF Heavy Title}
JAMES BUSTER DOUGLAS          [L-10]

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

RUDY LOVATO

Nickname: "Bad Boy"

   New Mexico's Rudy "Bad Boy" Lovato started out in the world of Kickboxing where he became a  multi-belt champion.  He turned to professional boxing on Feb. 15, 1986 when he scored a 4 round decision victory over fellow New Mexican Everett Berry in the Lightweight Division.  He then began his career as a "Road Warrior" taking fights in his opponents home towns. It was April 30, 1992 when he scored a spectacular first round knockout over California's Efrin Granillo televised on espn.
   Sept. 3, 1992 saw Lovato in one of New Mexico's memorable showdown fights as he faced unbeaten fellow Albuquerquean Steve Hindi (3-0).  Lovato rallied in the late rounds, but lost a decision that night.  He would continue to be boxing's "minuteman", ready to take on whoever called, wherever and whenever the call came in.



   June 14, 1997 saw Lovato in one of his greatest performances as he put on a masterful boxing display against Florida's Tommy Eaglin (15-3, 8 ko's) over 10 rounds.  It was a lopsided unanimous decision on scores of 98-94, 98-92, and 99-91.
   It was May 16, 1998 when Rudy finally got a chance to fight for a title belt.  He faced Santa Fe New Mexico's Chris Linson Jr. (13-1-1, 10 ko) at the Palo Solari ampitheatre in Santa Fe.  After 12 brutal rounds, Linson was awarded a 115-114, 115-114, 117-112 decision victory to claim the New Mexico State Jr. Welterweight Title.

Lovato's post fight interview after defeating Tommy Eaglin
   Rudy's next fight was another main event, this time he faced another New Mexico favorite in rising star Charles "Poison" Anaya (5-1-1, 3 ko).  It was a back and forth technical boxing match until someone in the audience threw a soft drink bottle into the ring that hit Lovato which prompted a stop to the bout.  In the interest of safety the bout and the event was halted, and the judges decision was announced in the newspapers the next day.  A Technical unanimous decision victory on scores of 79-73, 77-75 and 79-75 for Albuquerque's "Bad Boy" Rudy Lovato.
   He continued his campaign as boxing's "Road Warrior" fighting in Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Yuma, Boise, Tacoma, and other home towns of local favorites.
   It was August 12, 2000 that Lovato would get a 2nd shot at a Title Belt, this time it was for the WBC Fecarbox Jr. Middleweight Title.  He would face another unbeaten contender in Kingsley Ikeke (11-0, 6 ko).  One Judge had Lovato winning handily with a score of 119-107, but he was over ruled by the other two judges who gave the fight to Ikeke on close scores of 116-114, and 116-113.  Ikeke would go on to add the NABO, NABF and NABA Middleweight Titles to his collection as well as fight for the IBF Middleweight World Championship against Arthur Abraham in Germany.
   Two fights later, Rudy Lovato got his 3rd shot at a Title Belt, and this time he would have to travel to Tacoma, Washington and face local favorite Shelby Pudwill (13-1-1, 7 ko's) for the C.A.M. (Canadien American Mexican) Jr. Middleweight title.  On this night, Rudy would not be denied, and scored a close but unanimous decision win to take the belt home with him.   Lovato continued on,  fighting all over the United States, often on short notice.  Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Illinois were some of the states that saw Lovato take on World Champions and World Ranked Contenders including: Greg Haugen, Cleveland Corder, Juan Baldwin, Tom Lowry, Emmet Linton, Danny Perez, Yori Boy Campas, Miguel Angel Ruiz, Mark Suarez, and Diobelys Hurtado.  Rudy's final victory came August 13, 2005 in Lewiston, Idaho as he defeated Donnie Fosmire via 12th round knockout to win the WBC Fecarbox International Welterweight Title.
   After a professional boxing career that lasted over 21 years, Rudy stepped into the squared circle for the final time on Nov. 10, 2007 at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colorado, where he was stopped by Joe Gomez (12-1-1, 6 ko) in the 7th round.
   Rudy Lovato ended his years of boxing with an overall record of 21-40-4, 7 ko's.  He was a fighter who didn't worry about picking his opponents, and never had the promoter's edge to bring him hand picked opponents to pad his record. He was involved in some wild events.  He just said "Yes" to any call that came in and took the fight! 

Click Here to see:
Rudy Lovato's entire Pro Ledger
 
If you would like to see Rudy Lovato in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

1. MICHAEL POWELL                                             [L-6]
2. EFRIN GRANILLO                                                [tko-1]
3. STEVE HINDI                                                        [L-8]
4. ANTHONY CHAVEZ                                            [w-dq-2] (Bout erupts into riot in ring)
5. JUAN BALDWIN                                                   [tko-by-2]
6. ERNEST PARGAS                                                 [tko-3]
7. RICKY PONCE                                                     [w-4]
8. RICARDO GALVAN #1                                        [tko-3]
9. TOMMY EAGLIN                                                  [w-10]
10. RICARDO GALVAN #2                                      [w-4]
11. JOSE RAMIREZ #1                                              [w-8]
12.  JUAN GALVAN #1                                             [ko-6]
13. CHRIS LINSON JR.                                            [L-12] {Vacant NM State Jr. Welter Title}
14. CHARLES ANAYA                                             [Tech-w-8]
15. JUAN GALVAN #2                                             [w-4]
16. JOSE RAMIREZ #2                                             [w-6]
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Kickboxing: 
1. RONI LEWIS
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Sparring & Training:

1. Rich Garcia (Sparring)

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Friday, August 7, 2015

BOBBY PACQUIAO

Nickname: "The Sniper"

   Born Alberto Dapidran Pacquiao, he became known as "Bobby" Pacquiao.  The younger brother of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, turned professional on April 24, 1997 with a first round knockout over Teddy Gan.  He fought in the Phillipines and Thailand for his first 38 pro fights.  In 2002 he won the Phillipines Jr. Lightweight Title with an 11th round KO over Renato Inal.  He fought his first fight  in the USA in 2004 where he won a unanimous decision over Oscar Villa in Montebello, California.  On June 17, 2005 he scored a mild upset over Carlos Navarro by 7th round knockout to claim the WBC Continental Americas Jr. Lightweight title belt.  He then shocked former world champion Carlos "Famous" Hernandez with a 10 round Split decision victory.  He then added a 3rd big name to his ledger as he defeated former world champion Kevin Kelley in a defense of his WBC Continental Americas Jr. Lightweight title, stopping "The Flushing Flash" by knockout in round 4. 
   The Big name upset streak ended when he was disqualified in round 11 against Hector Velasquez at the Hard Rock Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.  He was stopped in his next fight on June 9, 2007 at Madison Square Garden, where he fell by KO to former interim WBC Featherweight World Champion Humberto Soto (40-5-2, 25 ko) on the undercard of Miguel Cotto/Zab Judah.
   His last pro fight came on Nov. 20, 2008 where he lost to Robert Frankel by a clear 10 round unanimous decision.  Bobby Pacquiao never challenged for a world title, and he ended his career with a record of 31-15-3, with 16 wins by knockout.  He started as a Super Flyweight, and ended his career in the Lightweight division.

Click here to see:
Entire Pro Record of Bobby "The Sniper" Pacquiao

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

1. CARLOS NAVARRO            [ko-7] {WBC Continental Americas Jr. Light Title}
2. KEVIN KELLEY                    [ko-4] {WBC Continental Americas Jr. Light Title}
3. HECTOR VELAZQUEZ         [dq-by-11] {WBC Continental Americas Jr. Light Title}
4. HUMBERTO SOTO               [ko-by-7]
5. FERNANDO TREJO              [tko-4]
6. URBANO ANTILLON           [ko-by-1]




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Thursday, July 30, 2015

SANDRO MARCOS

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

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

Click HERE to see Sandro Marcos complete Pro Record

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

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



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SKIPPER KELP

Nickname: "Saigon"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to see Skipper's entire Pro Ledger

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

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

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BOBBY BREWER

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

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

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

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

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

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


click here to see Bobby Brewer's complete Pro record

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

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


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Monday, July 6, 2015

HENRY ANAYA JR.



Nickname: Riley

   New Mexico Welterweight Henry Anaya Jr. turned pro on Feb. 7, 1987 scoring a 1st round knockout over fellow New Mexican Roland "Thunder" Baker.  Henry started with 7 straight victories before tasting his first professional defeat by decision at the hands of Joe Hernandez on the undercard of Thomas Hearns vs Iran Barkley at the Las Vegas Hilton.

   Just 2 months later, Anaya avenged the decision loss with a blistering 2nd round stoppage of Hernandez.

   He then went on another victory streak, this time going 9-0, with 6 by ko.  He earned a shot at the vacant
NABF Welterweight Title, taking his record of 16-1, 10 ko's into the ring on August 20, 1990 against former World Champion "Lightning" Lonnie Smith (25-2-1, 12 ko).

   The former World Champ stopped Anaya at the end of the 10th round.  Henry fought 3 more times with his final pro bout coming June 10, 1991 against amateur boxing legend, and former World Champion Mark Breland (28-2-1, 21 ko).  Breland won a unanimous decision in the bout.

   What most boxing fans did not know is that Anaya suffered a terrible hand injury that pretty much made him a "1 handed" boxer for his final bouts.



   Henry Anaya finished his pro boxing career with a record of 17-4, 11 by knockout.  He's considered one of the finest boxers to ever come out of New Mexico.  And is a legend in the State.

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

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

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



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


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

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. 

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

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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

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.

Click here to see Eric Holland's entire pro ledger

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

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

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