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JULY 29, 2014 

Press Release:
 Bantamweight Elton Dharry (15-5-1, 9 KOs) finds himself in the role of promoter/ main event boxer when he faces Antwan Robertson (9-9-1, 6 KOs) in a scheduled ten-round bout at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York.  The bout will headline the first-ever Elton Dharry promoted card, this Friday night, August 1st. 
"Everything is going well in training, I have no complaints," said Dharry.


JULY 29, 2014 

Press Release: Club 1957 Management  announced the signing of heavyweight Joey Dawejko to an exclusive managerial contract. The 24 year-old Dawejko has a record of 10-3-2 with three knockouts and is currently riding a two-fight winning streak. The native of Philadelphia won the world junior amateur championships in 2008.  Dawejko, is promoted by Peltz Boxing, will be back in action on August 2nd when he takes on David Williams (7-8-2) at Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.


JULY 28, 2014 

Anne Sophie Mathis NC Christine Hammer...  In a very significant women's bout, Christina Hammer was announced as the winner of a junior middleweight bout against Anne Sophie Mathis (27-4) on Saturday night. The initial verdict in Dessau, Germany was a fifth round disqualification in Dessau, Germany. The fight was fairly even until the end came in round five, when during a clinch, Mathis landed a series of punches that referee Manfred Keuchler saw as being behind the head of Hammer. Hammer (18-0) went down, and when she was unable to continue after getting to her feet, Keuchler ruled the bout a disqualification victory for the German Hammer. Update: While the local boxing commission has the auhtority to determine the official result, on Monday the organization that sanctioned the bout for its title, the WBF, declared the bout a no contest. The official result, at least for now remains a DQ win for Hammer because the local commission has not changed the result, but the WBF title reverts back to Mathis. A rematch has been recommended.


JULY 28, 2014 

Press Release: Lennox Allen suffered a rib injury in training and pulled out of his upcoming eight-round ESPN2 bout against Hungarian teenager Norbert Nemesapati (14-0, 13 KOs). For the Friday August 8th bout in Fallon, NV, Allen has been replaced by  Jason "El Monstruo" Escalera (14-2-1, 12 KOs). Escalera is fresh off a decision win over previously undefeated Naim Terbunja on July 18th in which Escalera dropped Terbunja and the two went toe-to-toe in an action-packed six-round brawl. Escalera pulled out a split decision win.


JULY 28, 2014 
By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards

GGG & Jennings Victory Recaps & More.....

On Saturday, Bryant. Jennings, who I was excited about, was at most moments, boring and unimpressive, Yes I know HBO reminded us many times how raw and inexperienced he is
at this point in his career.  While he squeaked by with a win over Mike Perez, I find it hard to think he has enough time to make up for his lack of amateur pedigree , plus he lacks real power (only 10 knock outs). I know he is a Philly brotha and we all want to love him but the truth is the truth. I hope he can really pick up his punch rate and stop thinking so much. My gut is that isn't something you can fix. He just needs another 20 plus fights. I don't think he is going to give Wladimir Klitschko any problems.

Speaking of problems, my boy Gennady "GGG" Golovkin isn't a problem... he is a nightmare. Please correct me if I'm wrong but I believe he flat out murders Miguel Cotto. I hope that fight isn't made because Miguel took a bad enough beating in his life a few years ago. I would much rather see him fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Andre Ward or Carl Froch even though Carl looks like he wants to avoid him like an IRS audit. -- Fenster


JULY 28, 2014 

Press Release: An MRI confirmed that junior middleweight and West Point graduate Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson suffered a torn supraspinatus (part of the rotator cuff). Melson (14-1-1) suffered the injury to his left shoulder while preparing for what would’ve been the biggest bout of his professional career against Glen Tapia at Madison Square Garden. [Had Melson remained healthy, last Saturday's scheduled bout would have been cancelled anyway because Tapia was not licensed by the State of New York due to his own health issues].


JULY 28, 2014 


Press Release: Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) is a prospect from South Africa with a classic boxer style. This weekend, Chilemba will take on Cory "Black Ice" Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs), a puncher from Baltimore, MD (no American televison) in Atlantic City. Below is the scouting report for this light heavyweight showdown:


JULY 28, 2014 


Press Release: German amateur star Stefan Haertel will make his professional debut on August 16th. The 26 year-old, who signed a long-term contract with Sauerland Event in May, will face Oleg Fedotovs (18-14, 12 KOs) in Thuringia, Germany. The main event that night will be IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez defending against former WBA titlist Firat Arslan. Tickets are available via "After many successful years as an amateur I am looking forward to this new challenge,’’ said the Berlin-based Haertel. "It has been six months since my last competitive fight and I can’t wait to get back into the ring, shake of the rust and show everyone what I am capable of.’’


JULY 28, 2014 

Press Release: Farid Chebabha is a junior welterweight campaigning in his native France. He entered the professional ranks in January 2006, winning a four-round decision in his hometown of Henin-Beaumont. By the end of that year he had compiled a mediocre record of 3-2-1, but since then he has gone undefeated in fifteen straight fights and can now boast a 15-2-4 ledger.


JULY 27, 2014 

By Scott Shaffer

Roy Jones TKO6 Courtney Fry... Fighting in Latvia, boxing legend Roy Jones showed a quick flash of his old self, knocking journeyman Courtney Fry down with a left in the fifth round. Fry quit on his stool rather than come out for the sixth round, giving the 45 year-old Jones a modest four-fight winning streak over mediocre opposition. Jones (58-8) has fought at least once in every year since 1989, a 26-year streak that is the second longest active streak in boxing (Luis "Yori Boy" Campas has fought every year since 1987; Bernard Hopkins turned pro in 1988 but did not fight in 1989; James Toney did not turn pro until 1990 and sat out 2010). Fry has now lost three in a row and his ledger falls to 18-6.

JULY 26, 2014 

By Scott Shaffer

Gennady Golovkin TKO3 Daniel Geale... Gennady "GGG" Golovkin is not the lineal world middleweight champion, but after his latest performance, not too many experts would dispute his status as the best 160-pound boxer inthe world today. Golovkin defeated world-class operator Daniel Geale in spectacular fashion at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday. Geale was cut in the first round and down in the second before succumbing to Golovkin's punishment in the third round. Geale did a decent job slipping Golovkin's punches, but the punches kept coming, and it only took a few to hurt Geale. The end came, oddly enough, when Golovkin absorbed a stiff punch from Geale. Without missing a heartbeat, Golovkin immediately launched the deciding punch of the fight, a hard right that floored Geale for the second knockdown of the bout. Geale went down hard, and beat the count, but shook his head no when the referee asked him if he was alright. Geale, now 30-3, was a former IBF and WBA titlist who had only lost twice previously, but both times by split decision. Against Golovkin, he was completely outclassed. Golovkin is now 30-0 and has barely shown any vulnerabilities. A true world middleweight championship fight between Golovkin and the lineal champion, Miguel Cotto, would be a fight fan's dream, but Golovkin looks so tough that it is hard to imagine Cotto taking the fight. source: hbo

JULY 26, 2014 


Bryant Jennings W12 Mike Perez... On the Madison Square Garden show, Bryant Jennings won an important heavyweight bout by the slimmest of margins, as a point deduction swung the verdict from a draw to a win. Referee Harvey Dock docked Perez one point in the final round for hitting on the break, and the penalty cost Perez a draw. Official scores were 115-112 and 114-113 for Jennings and 114-113 for Perez. The fight was a WBC eliminator, but WBC titlist Bermane Stiverne has an injured hand, and after that, a fight against Deontay Wilder, so Jennings will likely wait until 2015 for a title shot.

JULY 26, 2014 


Tyson Fury, the same man who mercilessly ridiculed David Haye and Dereck Chisora for pulling out of fights with injuries, has now done the very same thing himself. Three days ago, when Chisora pulled out of today's scheduled fight with a hand injury, Fury tweeted: "these 2 are the biggest pricks in boxing p*ssys, always knew dell was a sh*thouse. Disgrace to boxing." A very respectable replacement, Alexander Ustinov, signed on to replace Chisora against Fury, and Fury initially accepted the fight. But today, the day of the Manchester, England fight, the BBC reported that Fury's trainer (and uncle) Hughie Fury was hospitalized, and that Tyson refused to proceed with the fight. Lame! Boxingtalk might be a little more sympathetic had Fury not been such a consistent jerk to his opponents. But on behalf of all the disappointed fans, we have to call Fury a hypocrite.   --Scott Shaffer

JULY 26, 2014 


Michel Soro D10 Antoine Douglas... In Verona, New York, Antoine Douglas and Michel Soro fought to a majority draw with officials scores of 96-94 for Soro and 95-95 twice. The bout was a tale of two halves on Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation as Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KOs) dominated the first half of the fight. A right hand followed by an onslaught of punches from Soro had Douglas dazed in the seventh, but the Frenchman stepped off the gas and allowed Douglas to escape the round.  Douglas was still struggling as he entered the ninth for the first time in his career and stayed in survival mode for the remainder of the fight. Showtime analyst Steve Farhood agreed a draw was a fair verdict.

Jerry Odom KO7 Vilier Quinonez... Jerry Odom overcame the first cut of his career and knocked out Vilier Quinonez in the seventh round of a match-up of undefeated super middleweights.

Cecil McCalla W8 Oscar Godoy... Cecil McCalla kept his perfect record intact with a dominating eight-round unanimous victory over Oscar Godoy. Official scores were 79-73 and 80-72 (twice). McCalla (19-0, 6 KOs) controlled the pace and tempo from the opening bell, landing over 50 percent of his power shots and 87 body shots to Godoy’s (13-3, 6 KOs) seven.   McCalla went eight rounds for just the third time.

Tony Luis W8 Wanzell Ellison...In the opening bout of the ShoBox telecast, lightweight Tony Luis handed Wanzell Ellison the first loss of his career with an eight-round unanimous decision scored 77-75, 79-73, 78-74. Effective aggressiveness and power punches to the body were the difference for the naturally bigger Luis (18-2, 7 KOs). Ellison (10-1-1, 5 KOs) went eight rounds for the first time in his career and clearly tired in the middle rounds. source for all results: showtime press release

JULY 26, 2014 

By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards

How good is Gennady "GGG" Golovkin? How good is his trainer? You went up against his trainer in opposing corners. But he got Golovkin only 4 years ago. I also just noticed that Golovkin has 11 title defenses would you consider him a great fighter? What are your predictions for this weekend's HBO's fights between Golovkin and Daniel Geale and the heavyweights, Bryant Jennings vs. Mike Perez? 
Bread’s Response: GGG is extremely good. He is so good that he’s one BIG victory away from being a great fighter. He’s a great fighter in waiting. I hold him in very high regard. For my money if he doesn’t get a chance to fight a great fighter and he stays consistent and keeps beating the “best” available guy then that would make him a great fighter. He can be something special.


JULY 26, 2014 

By Scott Shaffer

Roberto Garcia W10 Breidis Prescott... In Chicago, Roberto Garcia suffered a ninth-round knockdown but stormed back to dominate the tenth round against Colombia's Breidis Prescott. Both men's face told the tale of a close, rough welterweight fight, but it was clear Prescott was exhausted by the final bell, as he hung onto Garcia in an attempt to limit the damage. The judges scored it 96-93, 95-94 and 96-92 for Garcia. ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas agreed with the verdict, unofficially scoring it 96-93. The win ups Garcia's pro record to 36-3-1. Prescott falls to 27-6 and has never been able to duplicate the success he had when defeating Richar Abril and Amir Khan in back-to-back 2008 fights.

Caleb Truax W10 Derek Ennis... In the ESPN2 co-feature, Minnesota's best boxer, Caleb Truax notched a quality win, defeating Philadelphia's Derek Ennis via unanimous decision. Official scores were 99-90 and 97-93 (twice).  Truax, who suffered a cut over one of his eyes late in the middleweight bout, is now 24-1-2. Truax's lone loss came to a post-championship Jermain Taylor. Ennis, 24-5-1, deserves credit for going the distance after taking the fight on relatively short notice. source: espn2's friday night fights

JULY 25, 2014 
By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards

One of the first fights I remember watching was Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Pernell Whitaker (in 1993). I am still not over how the judges decided to call that a draw, unreal [Whitaker won at least eight or nine rounds clearly]. Anyway, I recently started to watch all Pernell's fights again and I could not believe how much pop he had in his punches. He had a lot more action fights then I realized. His fight with Roger Mayweather seemed like total chaos. Are there any fighters you go back and watch from your childhood that when you go back now you get a different impression of now that you know more about the sport?
Bread’s Response: It’s good to go back over your favorite fights at least once a year. I actually just watched the Whitaker vs Chavez fight. Sometimes the details of the fights go out of our memory and we just remember the overall conclusion. What stands out to me in that fight was how well Chavez started. He usually starts slow but he may have won the first two rounds from Whitaker until Pete caught his groove. 


JULY 25, 2014 
By Scott Shaffer

Many boxing fans will recall the horiffic beating then-undefeated Glen Tapia took at the ands of James Kirkland last December. The junior middleweight was stopped in six, but his corner stood by idly while Tapia absorbed tremendous punishment in the fith and sixth rounds. Tapia rebounded with a win against Keenan Collins in June and was scheduled to fight Boyd Melson in Madison Square Garden on Saturday as part of the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale undercard. Melson got injured and Salim Larbi of France was signed to fight Tapia instead. Today, it appears that Tapia has failed his medical tests and the fight is off. According to Melson's Facebook page:  "I pulled out of my fight last Thursday against Glen Tapia because I tore my rotator cuff. My family who were gonna fly in from Cali and Washington had time to cancel their flights, and I had time to refund everyone who bought tickets. Also, my main sparring/training partner was put in as a replacement to fight Tapia. So I went to weigh-in today to support my sparring partner, and Tapia failed his medical and the entire fight was called off. This means that had I never hurt myself, I would have found out today that I would not be fighting and my family would have spent money to be here and I would have not been able to refund the tickets." Under new commissioner David Berlin, New York has become extremely strict on medical exams since heavyweight Magomed Abdusalomov was nearly killed in a heavyweight fight last year.

JULY 25, 2014 


Press Release: A member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and one of the most respected figures in the sport, legendary matchmaker Don Chargin is back with the Golden Boy Promotions team, which announced it has retained his services. "Don is not just a legend of boxing, but a good friend and loyal advisor for years," said Oscar De La Hoya, President and founder of Golden Boy Promotions. "I'm excited to have him on board again, and together we're going to deliver the best fights to the fans for years to come." Chargin, who first began promoting at the age of 23, has deep roots in boxing. For over 60 years, he has delivered quality match ups and looks to continue the same tradition of excellence at Golden Boy Promotions. "I'm happy to be back with Golden Boy Promotions, and hearing Oscar's commitment to putting on great fights and signing top-notch talent has me excited to get back to work here," said Chargin. "Oscar's always been a good friend, and he puts the fans first, which is something all promoters should aspire to."

JULY 25, 2014 


Weights for Friday Night's 200th Episode of ShoBox: The New Generation from The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York:

Antoine Douglas 155.5 pounds vs. Michel Soro 157; 
Jerry Odom 167 vs. Vilier Quinonez 167;
Cecil McCalla 147 vs. Oscar Godoy 146;
Wanzell Ellison 133 vs. Tony Luis 135;
Off-TV: Jorge Diaz 133 1/2 vs. Ramon Ellis 134 1/2;
Sam Teah 136 vs. Lavisas Williams 134;
Glenn Dezurn 130 1/2 vs. Andre Canada 132. 
Tickets are on sale now at The Turning Stone Resort Casino or via Ticketmaster at or 1 800-745-3000.

JULY 25, 2014 


Weights for Fox Sports 1's Golden Boy Live show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino:
Frankie Gomez (17-0) 140 pounds vs. Vernon Paris (28-1) 139.2;
Terrell Gausha (10-0) 157 vs. Ronnie Warrior, Jr. (15-8-1) 164.2;
Vyachelsav Shabransky (9-0) 176.8 vs. Demetrius Walker (7-5-1) 174.6;
Off TV: Daquan Arnett (11-1) 156 vs. Angel Hernandez (16-16-1) 155.8.

JULY 25, 2014 

Weights for ESPN2's Friday Night Fights at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago:
Roberto Garcia 146 vs. Breidis Prescott 146.5;
Caleb Truax 163 vs. Derek Ennis 160;
Mike Lee 178 vs. Paul Gonsalves 176;
Alex Martin 148 vs. Alfred Hall 143;
Jaime Sandoval 146 vs. Aaron Steadman 146;
Eddie Ramirez 139.5 vs. Alexis Del Bosque 138;
Jose Felix Quesada 134.8 vs. Jose Romero 135;
Semajay Thomas 144.5 vs. Charon Lamour Spain 146.2;
Kristin Gearhart 139.5 vs. Ashleigh Curry 140.

Tickets can be purchased through, 8 Count Productions at 312-622-7668 or the venue box office: 312-413-5740.

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