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NBC results: Charlo crushes Campfort; Spence batters Barrera   Leave a comment

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DALLAS, TX (November 28, 2015) – Super welterweight world champion Jermall “Hitman” Charlo (23-0, 18 KOs) stopped “Silky” Wilky Campfort (21-2, 12 KOs) in the fourth-round to retain his title Saturday afternoon on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from The Bomb Factory in Dallas.

Charlo used his height and jab to control the fight and keep the tenacious Campfort from getting inside and causing any damage to the defending champion. In the second round, Charlo landed a two-punch combo that ended with a right cross to send Campfort to the canvas.

The trouble continued for Campfort in round three as Charlo connected on a strong left hook that put Campfort down a second time. When the action picked up in round four Charlo upped the aggression and put Campfort on the mat for the final time with a flurry that left Campfort cut and unable to see out of his right eye.

Referee Mark Calo-oy stopped the fight 1:16 into round four. Charlo outlanded Campfort 62-11 over the four rounds and landed 30% of his power punches.

The co-main event saw Dallas’s-own rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (19-0, 16 KOs) put on a show for his hometown crowd as he stopped Alejandro Barrera (26-3, 17 KOs) in the fifth-round of their welterweight clash.

Spence Jr. fought cautiously in the first round, feeling out his opponent who came in looking to use his awkward style to frustrate the undefeated hometown fighter. While Barrera was able to land with the uppercut early on, Spence Jr. adjusted and began to bloody Barrera with a series of left hands in round two.

Barrera continued to hang tough through the third and fourth rounds, but in round five Spence came out with a renewed interest in the body attack. He sent Barrera to the canvas with a barrage to the body and followed it up shortly after with another assault on the body before referee Laurence Cole stopped te fight 1:46 into round five. Barrera was taken to Baylor Medical Hospital after the fight.

In the opening televised bout, rising prospect Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (13-0, 10 KOs) delivered a sensational second-round knockout over Alexis Camacho (21-6, 19 KOs).

The rising undefeated star from Orlando overwhelmed Camacho with his speed right from the opening bell. He was able to penetrate Camacho’s defense with a strong jab and sent Camacho to the canvas in round one with a big right hook.

Lubin came out in round two looking to end the fight quickly and was able to land a perfect right hook. The one-punch knockout came 42 seconds into the second round.

In other televised bouts, John Molina Jr stopped Jorge Romero inside 3 rounds, Samuel Miller was disqualified for low blows in round 2 against Steve Lovett, Ryan Karl waged war with Ken Alvarez before stopping him in round 5, and Eddie Ramirez won an 8-round unanimous decision over Bilal Mahasin.

Here is what the fighters had to say Saturday:

JERMALL CHARLO

My game plan was to start off using the jab and to see how he’d react. It was a powerful weapon.

I work so hard in camp, it’s a great feeling to see it translated into a victory. I knew I had advantages, so I just wanted to take my time and make sure I got a chance to show my power.

Camp was very good. I just won the title September 12 and I’ve already defended it. Get it and defend it. I’m a real world champion.

I love Dallas! This is like a second home. These fans are great and I look forward to coming back.

I’ve got the best jab in the business. I’m going to keep using it, because it’s feeding my family.

I’m going to stay right here at 154. This is my title and I’m going to defend it. I’m ready for anyone.

WILKY CAMPFORT

I had a problem getting past his jab. Once I got in, he was so much bigger than me and my punches couldn’t really affect him. He controlled the fight with his jab.

I tried to make the fight happen, but it was hard to get inside of him. He’s a big guy and a really good fighter. But I felt like I was in there with a light heavyweight.

On the last knockdown my eye got blurry and I couldn’t really see. That’s why the ref stopped it.

ERROL SPENCE JR.

The strategy was to be patient and to pick my spots. He was more awkward than I thought he would be. I rushed it a little bit but once I got myself composed I picked my spots and listened to my coach, I could come forward and stop him.

The body work was really important. That’s what we train for in the gym, work the body then go to the head. In the first round I kind of got away from it but then I went back to it and was able to stop him.

There were definitely some nerves fighting in front of my hometown fans. It took me the first couple of rounds to get over that. Then I just started doing what I usually do and it worked out.

I want top 10 welterweights. My goal is to become a world champion. If I have to go to England to fight Kell Brook, I’m willing to do that.

ERICKSON LUBIN

I knew he was experienced, so I had to take my time to get him out of there. I didn’t want to rush too much. I sat behind the jab and got it done.

My lead hand is my quickest and I saw him running in, so I used that check hook to put him out.

2015 has been a great year. I’ll give it an A minus only because I still don’t have a world title. I’m improving as a fighter every day.

My team is tremendous and they know me so well, they’re putting me on the track I want to be on. I want to get back in the ring as soon as possible and I can’t wait.

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PBC on NBC was promoted by Leija Battah Promotions.

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Jermall Charlo vs Wilky Campfort: PBC on NBC Weigh-In Results & Photos   Leave a comment

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*Jermall Charlo 154 vs. Wilky Campfort 153.2 (IBF jr middleweight title)
^Errol Spence 147 vs. Alejandro Barrera 146.4
Erickson Lubin 154.4 vs. Alexis Camacho 153

John Molina Jr 142.6 vs. Jorge Romero 142.2
L’Darius Whetstone 138.4 vs. Daniel Sanchez 135.4
John Bullock 153 vs. Carlos Dixon 154.4
Antonio Castillo 134.2 vs. Willy Miller 135
Francisco Cruz 140.2 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 140.8
Eddie Ramirez 141.6 vs. Bilal Mahasin 142.2
Steve Lovett 177 vs. Samuel Miller 177.2
Ryan Karl 140.8 vs. Ken Alvarez 141.6
Amin Rashidi 149.8 vs. Adrian Sargent 147.4
Abraham Torrres Jr 135.6 vs. Colton Wright 135

*Charlo lost .4 lb and made weight on the second try
^Spence lost .2 lb and made weight on the second try

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Venue: The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Leija-Battah
Opening Bell: 1:15 PM ET
TV: NBC (3 PM ET)

 

ESPN results: Lara batters Zaveck; Rodriguez thrashes Aquino   Leave a comment

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MIAMI, FL (November 25, 2015) – Super welterweight world champion and Cuban sensation Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) successfully defended his title against former world champion and Slovenian Jan Zaveck (35-4, 19 KOs) in a Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN show from Miami’s Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.

Due to weather in the area, the main event was moved up to ensure the fight happened. From the opening bell, Lara controlled the action by landing heavy blows. In the third round, the ref stopped the action with Zaveck against the ropes, unable to continue. The ref called a stop to the fight at :41 into the third round.

In the second televised fight of the evening, Puerto Rican undefeated bantamweight prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (14-0, 10 KOs) dealt a seventh round knockout to Elicer Aquino (17-2-1, 11 KOs) from the Dominican Republic.

In a contest that saw great action out of both corners, Rodriguez ultimately proved to be too much for Aquino. The official stopped the fight at 2:44 into the seventh round.

Here is what the televised fighters had to say about their performances tonight:

ERISLANDY LARA

I think I handled the pressure well tonight. I stayed in the pocket and fought my fight. This was a great win for me. (Zaveck) is a former champion and he’s never been knocked out until tonight.

I’m very happy to be back fighting in the Miami area. This is my first time fighting back here since 2009 and I’m glad I was able to put on a good show for the fans. I’m very thankful for the way they showed up to support me tonight.

I hit (Zaveck) with a great shot to the chin and froze his whole body. He was complaining about pain in his ear and his leg, but the bottom line is I got the win.

I’ll face anyone they want to put in front of me at 154 lbs, unless it’s Canelo (Alavarez) or (Miguel) Cotto. Then we’ll go up to 160 lbs.

JAN ZAVECK

I currently have a sharp pain going from my neck to my shoulder on the right side.

I knew I could try to fight on and land a lucky punch, but that was a small possibility and it was probably better to stop and fight another day.

I felt good in there before that. I tried to surprise him by fighting him in close, but I was taking too many punches and he has very good power.

I have never been injured like this before. It is very strange. The pain is surging.

EMMANUEL RODRIGUEZ

As the fight started I could tell Aquino was a strong fighter, but once I started boxing him I knew I could end the fight in the later rounds.

The plan was to take him into deep waters and make it a long fight. In the seventh round my corner told me to end it and I listened.

I agree with the stoppage. He was taking too much punishment in there.

Being a part of a PBC card on ESPN helps take my career to the next level. I’m grateful for this opportunity.

I’ll fight whoever my promoter and manager tell me to. I’m ready for anyone.

ELICER AQUINO

(Rodriguez) was better tonight. It’s nothing more complicated than that. He was a better fighter than me. I take nothing away from him.

I was never hurt during the fight. He was strong, but I held my ground and was never in trouble. I hit him with some good shots too. He just landed more than I did. That’s my fault.

I wasn’t frustrated. I just ran into a great fighter and tonight was his night. I will be back. It’s just one fight and a lesson learned.

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The card was promoted by Warriors Boxing.

Peter Quillin, Jesus Cuellar, Jonathan Oquendo & Chris Algieri Media Workout Quotes & Photos (November 24, 2015)   Leave a comment

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BROOKLYN, NYC, NY (November 25, 2015) – After hosting separate Coast-to-Coast media workouts in Miami and Marina del Rey, Calif., Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Jesus Cuellar, Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Chris Algieri spoke to the media about their respective showdowns next Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, live on SHOWTIME.

Quillin, Oquendo and Algieri held their media workout at the 5th Street Gym in Miami while Cuellar hosted media at CMC Pro Boxing Gym in Marina del Rey.

Quillin headlines the Dec. 5 show when he takes on WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs.  Cuellar and Oquendo square-off in a battle for Cuellar’s WBA Featherweight World Title while Algieri anchors SHOWTIME EXTREME coverage when he takes on Erick Bone. Coverage on SHOWTIME starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT while SHOWTIME EXTREME begins at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com, http://www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.

The Algieri fight is promoted in association with Star Boxing.

Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday:

PETER QUILLIN, Undefeated Former Middleweight World Champion

This has been one of the most inspirational camps that I’ve had in my career. I’m around great people. I’m in the best shape of my life and as humble as possible. We’re going into this fight with nothing but confidence.

I’m mentally and spiritually strong. I’ve been in 33 of these fights in my career. Every one of those guys has said they’re going to beat ‘Kid Chocolate’ but no one has beaten me. I’ve been in with a lot of different guys and I’m yet to be beat.

I’m humble and blessed to be on this platform. I hope that I can inspire those who want to get to where I’m at. I’ve been in this place before. I’ve been at the top for a while and I’m going to stay here. My view of myself has never changed and that’s why I continue to win.

It’s important for my journey and my team to get this win. We’ve put a lot of blood and sweat into this and it would mean everything for it to pay off with a victory. All this hard work has to go towards something.

I don’t have a prediction for fight night. It’s up to Daniel Jacobs to determine that —  because I’m here to win.

JESUS CUELLAR, WBA Featherweight World Champion

Training camp has been going great. I spent my first four weeks of camp in Argentina and then the past seven weeks I have been training in Los Angeles. My mindset in this camp hasn’t changed at all now that I am defending my title for the first time.

Jonathan Oquendo comes from a lower division and has fought great competition. As long as I come in prepared for this fight, Oquendo is just another opponent and doesn’t bother me. I know what I am capable of accomplishing in this fight.

I am blessed to be on such a prestigious card and I am honored to be a part of it. That’s why training camp has been so long, I must be completely prepared.

There is no difference to me in winning the interim belt versus the title. When I first won the interim belt I considered myself a champion. To me, I’ve always been a champion.

I didn’t expect to be fighting Jonathan Oquendo, but they mentioned my name and I want to fight the best fighters out there. I will fight any of the best fighters in the division.

I know that there are five great champions in this division, and I will fight any of them.

After the Oquendo fight I hope to fight one more time at 126 against a big-name fighter and then I will move up to 130 pounds. I will fight anyone in the featherweight division.

The fact that I am the only current champion from Argentina doesn’t affect me. I knew that I would be a world champion since a young age and that’s why I train so hard.

Growing up in Argentina was very difficult. I am one of eight siblings and the only one who is a boxer. My dad first introduced me to boxing because he was a professional fighter in Argentina. I have been in the gym since I was six years old.

Since I won the title people have definitely begun to recognize me more in Argentina. I have been known since I was on the Argentinean National Team, but winning the title helped my recognition in the country.

My nickname is ‘El Forastero’ because that is the name of my horse in Argentina. Besides boxing, I have always been interested in riding horses.

JONATHAN OQUENDO, Featherweight Contender

Cuellar is a very strong fighter. He’s a warrior in the ring, so I’m preparing myself for a very tough fight.  I’m getting ready for his aggressive style.

This is a great opportunity for me. Fighting in New York, with the great Puerto Rican fan base is wonderful and I am not going to disappoint them.

I’ve been here in Florida for a month training and I’ll be heading up to New York on December 1. My plan is to go back to Puerto Rico after I win this fight and become a world champion.

I’m very relaxed. I believe I am going to win this fight. I want to follow in the footsteps of the other great world champions from Puerto Rico.

CHRIS ALGIERI, Former Super Lightweight World Champion

Training camp has been fantastic. It’s been a productive five weeks with John David Jackson and we’re ready to roll into this fight. We’ve been working non-stop since the Amir Khan fight and I’m in great shape.

Bone is a scrappy guy who will come in shape. This is his world title fight. He’s going to come as prepared as possible. I have to go out there and control the fight with my skill level and intelligence.

I love fighting at Barclays Center. I’ve had some of my best performances there and I plan to do it again and keep it rolling into 2016.

I’m going to go out there and show winning form. I’m going to use my experience to dominate the fight.

Erislandy Lara vs Jan Zaveck: PBC on ESPN Weigh-In Results & Photos   Leave a comment

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Erislandy Lara 153.6 vs. Jan Zaveck 153.2 (WBA/IBO super welterweight titles)

Emmanuel Rodriguez 118 vs. Eliecer Aquino 116.4
Yasmany Consuegra 234.4 vs. John Wesley Nofire 231.2
Yudel Jhonson 156.4 vs. Daquan Arnett 157
Dennis Galarza 136.4 vs. Juan Ramon Solis 143.6
Jose F. Quezada 140.8 vs. Daniel Lorenzana 139
Jeff Souffrant 145.4 vs. Gregory Moore 144.2

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Venue: Hialeah Park, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Warriors
TV: ESPN (8 PM ET)

Erislandy Lara vs Jan Zaveck: PBC on ESPN Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos   Leave a comment

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MIAMI, FL (November 23, 2015) – Super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) and former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs) took part in a press conference Monday afternoon in Miami as they near their Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN showdown taking place Wednesday, November 25 from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.

PBC on ESPN coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with undefeated prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) taking on Elicer Aquino (17-1-1, 11 KOs) in bantamweight action.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $100, $75, $50, $35 and $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.myticketforce.com, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or at the Hialeah Park casino cage.

Here is what the fighters had to say Monday:

ERISLANDY LARA

I’ve worked very hard for this fight. I’ve concentrated very hard during training camp because I know how difficult this fight will be. There’s not much to say now, I’m just thinking about making weight and getting in the ring.

I’m thrilled to be here in south Florida fighting in front of these great fans. I’m happy to fight for the Cubans and show that we have great boxing fans.

Zaveck has fought some of the best boxers in the world and I have great respect for him. I’m totally concentrated on my opponent and I want to continue to prove that I am the best 154-pounder in the world.

I’ve been together with my trainer Ronnie Shields for a long time and we’re ready to implement our gameplan in the ring on Wednesday night.

JAN ZAVECK

I’m excited to get in the ring and challenge a brilliant champion like Erislandy Lara. I very satisfied with the condition I’m in entering this fight.

We’re going to show everything we have on Wednesday night and give a great performance. I like Lara as a person and a boxer. Outside of the ring we can be respectful because in the ring we will try to take everything from each other.

I know that this will be a hard fight, but I’m going to leave it all in the ring and make sure this fight is memorable for everyone watching.

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Broadway Boxing results: Galeano dominates Cameron to pick up New York State middleweight title   Leave a comment

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New York, NY (November 21, 2015) – On Friday evening, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returned to the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY, for the latest installment of the popular series.

The main event featured a battle of the boroughs between Bronx’s Chris “Golden” Galeano, 156½, and Brooklyn’s Shawn “Killa” Cameron, 156½, with the vacant New York State middleweight title at stake. The 10-round affair was a classic boxer versus puncher matchup of styles between two southpaws with each displaying their strengths. Many rounds consisted of exciting exchanges when the two engaged on the inside. Cameron appeared to control the early rounds with his pressure and aggression, throwing in combination. However, by the fifth frame, he was winded and Galeano’s slick boxing skills took over. Over the second half, Galeano calculatingly countered Cameron’s wide-open advances with pinpoint straight lefts. Though Cameron’s offense was reduced to throwing wild bombs, he showed heart to battle back as best he could till the final bell. The judges tallied scores of 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93, all for Galeano, who improved to 10-0 (1 KO) with the unanimous decision verdict. Cameron suffered his first defeat, bringing his record to 10-1 (5 KOs).

Brooklyn’s own former two-time world champion Amanda Serrano, 128¾, battled the brave and game Djemilla Gontaruk, 135½, of Liege, Belgium, in an eight-round junior welterweight contest. Serrano began throwing in combination at the outset, and was particularly effective with her right hook. Gontaruk did her best to bully her way inside, but whenever she closed the gap, Serrano would intelligently take a half-step back to create distance and land those short hooks. Though Gontaruk showed tremendous heart, referee Sparkle Lee felt she was taking too much punishment and elected to halt the action at 1:38 of round three. With the victory, Serrano upped her record to 25-1-1 (17 KOs), while Gontaruk fell to 9-3 (1 KO).

A native of County Cork, Ireland, the 21-year-old Noel Murphy, 146½, improved to 5-0 (2 KOs) with a very impressive performance against the tough Anton Williamson, 147½, of Brooklyn. The aggressive Murphy applied pressure and overpowered Williamson in every round. A right hook dropped Williamson in round four, but the referee ruled it a slip. The Irishman landed thudding hooks to the body, accurate countershots, and demonstrated deft footwork and defense to earn a four-round unanimous decision with three scores of 40-36. Williamson is now 1-6. Murphy was a multi-time national champion as an amateur before relocating to Yonkers, NY, and embarking on his professional career in November of last year. Murphy has quickly become one of the more popular up-and-comers throughout the New York area.

In his pro debut, welterweight Tyrone James, 146½, of Elmont, NY, outworked the awkward David Perez, 144, now 0-2, of Pittsburgh, PA, before halting him in round three. James pumped his jab repeatedly to keep the wild-swinging Perez under control. An overhand right dropped Perez near the end of the first frame. In the second, James began to hurt Perez with hooks downstairs, but then returned his focus to his overhand right, which just could not miss. Another overhand right felled Perez for good at the 2:33 mark of the third. James had a very successful amateur career, which included a finals appearance at the 2015 Golden Gloves and winning the NY Amateur Boxing championships this year as well.

Russian middleweight southpaw Artur Akavov, 160¼, and current WBO European titlist, made an impressive US debut demolishing Fredy Lopez, 157½, of Chiapas, Mexico, inside two frames. Keeping Lopez at bay with a stiff jab, Akavov would unleash powerful straight lefts upstairs. In round two, Akavov went underneath with his straight left to drop Lopez. Cringing in pain, Lopez made it to his feet, but was deemed unable to continue, resulting in a TKO at the 2:04 mark. Now 15-1 (6 KOs), Akavav has rattled off 10 consecutive victories since dropping a close decision to Oleg Liseev in 2012. Lopez saw his record dip to 10-3 (7 KOs).

Freeport’s Patrick Day, 154, the former #1-rated U.S. amateur and NY Golden Gloves champion, was shockingly upset by Carlos Garcia, 153½, of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. An overhand right hurt Day in round one and Garcia threw a follow-up barrage to force a referee stoppage at 1:19 of the frame. Day fell to 11-2-1 (6 KOs), while Garcia upped his record to 9-14-1 (8 KOs).

Canadian super middleweight prospect Francy Ntetu, 168, of Montreal, tactically outboxed Oscar Riojas, 169½, of Monterrey, Mexico, over eight rounds, often switching stances to mix up his attack. Whenever Riojas would duck, Ntetu wisely threw his right uppercut. Riojas did his best to engage Ntetu, throwing wild haymakers hoping to disrupt his foe’s rhythm. A point was deducted from Ntetu in round four for landing a low blow. An overhand right badly wobbled Riojas in the eighth and final round. Scorecards read 77-74 and 76-75 for Ntetu, and 76-74 for Riojas, improving the Canadian’s record to 16-0 (3 KOs). Riojas fell to 9-4 (3 KOs).