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|Sullivan Barrera, in blue, drives Paul Parker into a corner|
Sullivan Barrera versus Paul Parker,
The Rising Stars Boxing Series
Ringside Twitter Recap
From Mohegan Sun in
By Alex Pierpaoli
As is our tradition here, if we covered a fight live and tweeted details from ringside we like to post a recap later for any of you anti-social media types. Here is a chronological recounting of our live-tweets from ringside, made slightly more grammatical and a little bit less hashtaggie.
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we're live at @MoheganSun for #RisingStarsBoxingSeries about to get underway...
Bout 1 Javier Olvera 159.5lbs 1-0 (1) of
fights Meiirim Nursultanov 160lbs, 1-0 of Kazakhstan
in a 6 round bout.
Nursultanov put Olvera down once with a vicious barrage of blows to the body & head. Olvera finished the round but this won't last much longer
Ref. Danny Schiavone waves off the beating Nursultanov was dishing out after Olvera staggered away from a heavy jolt to the head, TKO
official time of round 2, winner by TKO and now 2-0 (1) is Meiirim Nursultanov. Javier Olvera falls to 1-1 (1)
Bout 2 Enriko Gogokhia 148.5lbs 3-0 (1) of
the country not the state, fights Bryan Goldsby 147.5 4-2 of , the state Macon,
Big first round for southpaw Enriko Gogokhia who punished Goldsby with heavy straight punches, trapping him along the ropes repeatedly
Saturday, April 15, 2017
|Sukkivan Barrera sends Paul Patker reeling with a right hand|
Vaughn Alexander outpoints Andres Calixto
Results from Mohegan Sun
World ranked light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera scored a fifth round TKO victory over Paul Parker in the Main Event of a six bout card at Mohegan Sun. Broadcast live on HBO Latino, Barrera chopped down his rangey, southpaw opponent despite several difficult moments caused by accidental headbutts. Barrera, 178lbs of Guantanamo, Cuba, dropped Parker at the end of the fourth with a big right but to his credit "Pay-Per-View" Parker recovered and came out to do battle in the fifth. But it was not to be. Barrera cracked him with a hard left hook that sent Parker reeling back into the ropes and down to the canvas. Referee Harvey Dock allowed him to continue but Barrera would not be denied and opened up with a fussillade of blows that caused the ref to stop the fight at 2:08 of the fifth. In victory Sullivan Barrera improved to 19-1 (14) while Paul Parker fell to 8-2 (4).
Vaughn Alexander 162lbs of Saint Louis, MO defeated Andres Calixto 160.5lbs of Delicias, Mexico. Vaughn Alexander, the older brother of Devon Alexander, nailed Calixto with speedy, accurate punches throughout the bout. Calixto waved Alexander on after absorbing hard lefts to the body and
|Vaughn Alexander (R) sizes-up Andres Calixto (L)|
Cassius Chaney, 245lbs of New London, CT outpointed Juan Goode 256lbs of Detroit, MI in an entertaining 6 round heavyweight scrap. Goode pressured Chaney throughout the bout, coming forward into Chaney's straight punches. As the rounds wore on Chaney landed often with a heavy
|Cassius Chaney smacks Juan Goode with a left hook|
Madiyar Ashkeyev 154lbs, of Kazakhstan battered Shawn Cameron 153lbs, of Brooklyn, NY through seven rounds before Ref. Danny Schiavone had seen enough. Ashkeyev kept the pressure on all night despite suffering a bloody gash caused by a headbutt in round one. Cameron, a durable southpaw, refused to submit despite being heavily outgunned and out-slicked. Ashkeyev showed a murderous array of punches in his arsenal including a mean double left hook to the body and head that he slammed against Cameron's side repeatedly. The ringside
|A bloodied Ashkeyev stopped the durable Shawn Cameron|
Enriko Gogokhia 148 3/4 lbs of
|Gogohkia in white takes aim at Bryan Goldsby|
Meiirim Nursultanov 160lbs, 1-0 of
|Nursultanov in red blasts Olvera with a right|
Featherweight Kevin Asmat 2-1 (2) was to face Jonathan Ramos 1-2 in a 4 rounder but Ramos came in below the minimum weight requirement and the bout was scratched.
Also in attendance were Demetrius Andrade, Jesse Vargas and trainer Don Turner.
Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev are eager for return bout slated for June 17
Oakland, CA - On Tuesday at the Oakland Marriott in Oakland, CA, Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre "SOG" Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs)formally addressed the media regarding their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View ® beginning at /
Tickets for Ward-Kovalev 2: "The Rematch" go on sale to the public on Friday, April 14 at / Tickets priced at $1,255, $755, $505, $355, $255 and $105 not including applicable service charges will be available on axs.com and at the
box office. Mandalay
Bay Events Center
Below is what the fighters and dais guests had to say at the press conference:
Andre "S.O.G." Ward - Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion
"I appreciate everybody for coming out today. It's always good to be home in the Bay Area. It's amazing how in a short time, eight, nine, ten years, we put the Bay on the map in terms of the boxing world.
Oakland used to
be a major fight town, and we got away from it. But through myself and many
other young fighters, contenders who may not have had opportunities that I was
afforded, we're doing our part to continue to represent the Bay in a major way
and that's a beautiful thing.
"I'm excited about this rematch. These are the things I dreamed about as a kid. I love it. I love the back and forth, some people being with me and some people not being with me. I don't mind the stuff they talk about on social media. That's perception. I try and deal in the reality.
"At the end of the day, you've got to see me on June 17, we've got to fight. I don't care what you say, I don't care what the team says. That's going to make headlines. That's all good and part of the business. I understand the business very well and I'm good with that. But if you guys know me - the
Paul "Pay-Per-View" Parker says he wanted step-up fight versus Sullivan Barrera
Friday, April 14, 2017
|Sullivan Barrera faces off versus Paul Parker|
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