Thursday, July 30, 2015


   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


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:
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


   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]
Amateur:             1. Mark Montano (NM)

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Monday, July 6, 2015


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]
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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