Friday, June 23, 2017

@TalkinBoxing's #BFTP on Prince Naseem Hamed #boxing

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

@TalkinBoxing's #WardKovalev2 post-fight show with @DaxxKahn & @FistThingsFirst & Sal "Rocky" Cenicola

Andre Ward versus Sergey Kovalev 2 post fight show

What did you think? Was the stoppage to quick? Were there too many low blows? Did this solidify Ward's claim to P4P supremacy?

Thursday, June 8, 2017

@TalkinBoxing's #BFTP on Rocky Graziano #boxing

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

@Twitter recap from ringside for #BroadwayBoxing

Remillard, Arias, Salinas and Williams win in Broadway Boxing at Foxwoods,
more from Ringside in our Twitter Recap
Photos by Sean Laydon

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 from ringside now! in the middle of Bout 1 Jose Roman of Puerto Rico versus William Hill of Detroit, MI

Jose Roman is six foot two inches tall but he's taking away his height and reach advantage by leaning forward & crouching a bit

Hill seemed to get the worst of a headbutt, accidental, at the start of the 4th & final round

we go to the scorecards after 4... Hill definitely won that final round but this observer was too busy setting up to have scored the first 3

scores are unanimous, 40-36 x 2, 39-37 all in favor of Jose Roman who improves to 4-0 (3) while William Hill drops to 2-3

Bout 2, Luis Garcia of Peekskill, NY by way of Cuba 194 lbs. stopped Felipe Romero of San Diego, CA by way of Mexico 195 lbs. in the first

Luis "El Leon" Garcia picks up the TKO victory at 1:48 of the 1st to improve to 15-0 (12).

fighters from Bout 3 headed to the ring...

bout 3 pits Radzhab Butaev, of Brooklyn, NY by way of Russia 153 lbs. against Abraham Alvarez, of El Rosario, Mexico 157 lbs., 8 rounds

OUCH! that's over in 1 rd! 2 knockdowns by Butaev do the damage, 1st a big left hook, Alvarez got up only 2 get nailed w/brutal body shot

Doctors talking to Alvarez. If his ribs aren't broken he certainly had the wind knocked out of him. He's up & walking around now.

Ref. Lupino stopped it at 1:05 of rd 1. The Python, Radzhab Butaev improves to 6-0 (5) while Alvarez falls to 20-11-1 (11)

Photos from last night's #BroadwayBoxing by @Educate777Sean #boxing

Matt Remillard victorious  photo by Sean Laydon
Matt Remillard goes to 2-0 in his return to the Sweet Science,
George Arias wins heavyweight battle of unbeatens,
and more from Broadway Boxing
at Foxwoods
Photos by Sean Laydon

Round Card Girls

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Results from Ringside #BroadwayBoxing @FoxwoodsCT

Matt Remillard halts Fatiou Fassinou
George Arias bests Ruslan Shamalov 
Results from Ringside At The Fox Theater 
at Foxwoods Resort and Casino for DiBella Entertainment's BROADWAY BOXING 
By Alex Pierpaoli
Photos by Sean Laydon
Twitter Recap
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DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series returned to the Connecticut woods tonight with an eight bout card from the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. 

In the Main Event Matt Remillard, 135lbs, of ManchesterCT scored a stoppage victory over Fatiou Fassinou, 133lbs, of CotonouBenin in less than five rounds. Remillard maintained consistent
pressure, especially to the mid-section of his speedy and awkward southpaw opponent throughout four weird and sometimes ugly rounds. Fassinou fled more than fought and often, when not moving in quick circles, threw himself at Remillard grabbing around his waist or hooking one of his arms in hopes of stopping Remillard's offense. But Remillard was relentless in his pressure and Fassinou went to the canvas more from wilting than the result of an individual blow at the end of the second. The count continued past the bell so Remillard had no chance to follow-up. The third saw more of Remillard landing well to the body, likely the easiest target to hit on the herky-jerky wild movements of Fassinou. At the end of the third Fassinou's chief second actually went out to ring center to retrieve his exhausted fighter and guide him back to the corner. There was little doubt Fassinou's
gazelle impression was starting to crumple under the Remillard assault. The fourth saw Ref Johnny Callas sternly warning Fassinou about the repeated holding he kept doing. Remillard scored often in the fourth, ripping Fassinou with mean left-hookercuts to the chest and belly. In the corner before round five Fassinou's handlers decided to call it quits giving Remillard his first stoppage victory in his 2 bout comeback since his March of twenty-eleven defeat to Mikey Garcia.

Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard improves to 25-1 (14) and hopes with one more fight this year he'll be back in line for a rematch with Garcia. Fatiou Fassinou falls to 27-6-3 (14).

In the night's co-featured bout, undefeated heavyweights Ruslan Shamalov, 233lbs, of BrooklynNY by way of Russia and George Arias, 230lbs, of BronxNY by way of Dominican Republic, went to war in a bout where someone's O had to go. Starting fast, George Arias attacked the ribs of Shamalov in the first but was quickly driven back to the ropes. There he worked successfully quite often, cracking Shamalov with a hard right or a left and then slipping out and around Shamalov, keeping him turning. Ruslan Shamalov's style was cruder but he made up for it with his size and strength, thumping Arias with hooks to the belly and sometimes partial hammer-fists to the side of the head. But it was Arias landing the better scoring blows throughout a bout filled with crowd pleasing exchanges between strong heavies. At the end of six rounds the judges saw it a little differently but all in favor of the speedier George Arias. The scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56 all for George Arias, now 7-0 (3). Ruslan Shamalov fell to 4-1 (3).

Myquan Williams, 146lbs, of East HartfordCT, won a lop-sided unanimous decision over Ariel Vasquez, 147lbs, of ManaguaNicaragua. Williams blasted away at the Nicaraguan southpaw throughout this six rounder, belting him with straight rights and left hooks. Vasquez ate lots of leather but was never down or even hurt save for a moment at the end of the second where he seemed to hesitate a moment after absorbing a hard shot to the head. Williams jumped right on him hoping to follow up but the bell to end the round rang. Williams never tired over the six round distance but he did do some clowning when it was possible a stepped-up body attack may have helped score him a knockdown or a stoppage. No matter. He controlled the action and looked sharp. At the end of six the judges saw it 60-54 x 3 all in favor of Williams.

Williams improved to 7-0 (4) while Vasquez dropped to 13-18-2 (9). 

Jennifer "The Bolivian Queen" Salinas 135lbs, of ProvidenceRI defeated Marquita Lee, 132lbs, of NovatoCA, by six round unanimous decision in an exciting scrap. Salinas landed a wide but overhand right repeatedly, causing swelling under the eye of Marquita Lee. Salinas was the aggressor throughout the fight and in the fifth both women stood at ring center and slugged without pause, thrilling the crowd and testing each other's stamina. But in the sixth, Salinas was able to summon the energy to win the final round by a wide margin, blasting away at Lee with both hands in the final thirty seconds. When the scorecards are read they are unanimous, 59-55 x 2 and 58-56, all for Salinas who improved to 20-4 (5), while Lee fell to 3-5.

Khiry Todd, 149lbs, of LynnMA overwhelmed Nicolas Sarouna, 148lbs, of LomeTogo, dominating the first two rounds before stopping him half way through the third round. Todd switched back and forth from orthodox to southpaw, controlling the action throughout and landing with heavy blasts with both hands. In the third, with Todd landing repeatedly, Sarouna seemed to purposefully take a knee, perhaps to collect himself but Referee Johnny Callas picked up the count and got all the way to ten before Sarouna decided to stand up. It was a little odd but there was no doubt he was being swarmed. With the win Todd rises to 5-0 (5) while Sarouna falls to 12-9-1 (9). 

Radzhab Butaev, 153lbs, of BrooklynNY by way of Russia, shocked Abraham Alvarez, 157lbs, of El RosarioMexico, stopping him in one after two painful looking knockdowns. Soon after the
opening bell, Butaev sprung at Alvarez behind a left hook that put Alvarez down hard. He rose from the knockdown and was allowed to continue but was quickly overwhelmed by Butaev who sensed the end was near. Having gone to the head repeatedly with big shots, Butaev changed things up and slammed a right into the side of Alvarez that made him grimace and fold up into a ball on the canvas. Referee Joey Lupino halted the action at 1:05 of round 1. Butaev is one aggressive middleweight this observer would like to see again.

In victory, Butaev raised his record to 6-0 (5) while Alvarez dropped to 20-11-1 (11). 

Undefeated cruiserweight Luis Garcia, 194lbs, of PeekskillNY by way of Cuba, scored a stoppage victory of Felipe Romero, 195lbs, of San DiegoCA by way of Mexico. Garcia went right after Romero at the opening bell and scored a knockdown within the first minute. Romero was allowed to continue but it was just a matter of time before Garcia hammered him with several uppercuts, driving him back along the ropes where Ref. Jonny Callas stepped in to halt the action. It goes into the books as a TKO 1, 1:48. Garcia raises his record to 15-0 (12) while Romero's drops to 19-14-1 (13). 

In the first bout of the night, Jose Roman, 149lbs, of BayamonPuerto Rico, defeated William Hill, 148lbs, of Detroit, MI. After four rounds the official judges saw the fight in Roman's favor by scores of 39-37 and 40-36 x 2.

Roman improved to 4-0 (3) while Hill fell to 2-3.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

@TalkinBoxing's #BFTP on Ike "The President" Ibeabuchi #boxing

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Joe Smith Jr versus Sullivan Barrera Tickets On Sale Now! July 15





Tickets for the stacked July 15 show at Los Angeles' 'Fabulous" Forum are now on sale, and Golden Boy Promotions today released a video showing the kind of power that will be on display in the main event between newly crowned WBC World Super Featherweight Champion
Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) and mandatory challenger
Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs).

Tickets are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at or

While the main event that has "Fight of the Year" candidate written all over it, the co-main and HBO opener are can't miss action fights, as well.

In the co-main, Panamanian superstar and WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (21-1, 8 KOs) will look to keep his title and undefeated record, as he makes his stateside debut against a resurgent Robinson "Robin Hood" Castellanos (24-12, 14 KOs), hot off his massive upset victory over three-division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Opening up the televised card, WBC International Light Heavyweight Champion Joe Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) will return West from Long Island to put his belt on the line against the Miami-based Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KOs) in a battle of heavy-handed sluggers.

Berchelt vs. Miura,
a 12-round fight for the WBC Super Featherweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions. Corrales vs. Castellanos is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Smith vs. Barerra is presented by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing® in association with Main Events. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, July 15 at Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark at 9:50 P.M EST/PST.

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@DiBellaEnt presents #Boxing @FoxwoodsCT on June 3






On Saturday, June 3, DiBella Entertainment will return to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, for the latest exciting installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House. The card will feature a bevy of New England talent, including fan favorite Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent in an eight-round special attraction featherweight bout, as well as lightweight Matt Remillard on the comeback and welterweight prospect Mykquan Williams on the rise.

"I am happy to bring another great card back to Foxwoods, which continues to be a terrific venue for Broadway Boxing," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "Fans will not want to miss the always-entertaining Shelly Vincent, who is a great ambassador for women's boxing. The stacked undercard will include local New England favorites Matt Remillard, Mykquan Williams, Jonathan Figueroa, and Khiry Todd, as well as Russian future world champion Radzhab Butaev and a battle between unbeaten heavyweight prospects Ruslan Shamalov and George Arias."

One of the most popular fighters out of the New England area, Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent (19-1, 1 KO), born in New London, CT, but now residing in Providence, RI, will compete at Foxwoods for the seventh time, in an eight-round featherweight bout. Last August, Vincent entered enemy territory to challenge rival Heather Hardy in her adversary's hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Their highly publicized grudge match was nationally televised by NBC Sports Net and was hailed by Ring Magazine as the "Female Fight of the Year" for 2016. Vincent was also honored by the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame as their "Fighter of the Year" for 2016, becoming the first female recipient of the award. She rebounded from her only defeat with a unanimous decision victory on December 2, back home in Rhode Island. Before turning pro in October 2011, Vincent was a Connecticut State, Connecticut Golden Gloves, and National Golden Gloves champion as an amateur. Managed by Mike Criscio and trained by Peter Manfredo Sr., Vincent signed with DiBella Entertainment in 2016.

Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard (24-1, 13 KOs), of Hartford, CT, will continue his comeback, following a six-year ring absence, in an eight-round lightweight bout. It will be his first fight in his home state since November 2010. A pro since 2005, Remillard is a former WBC Youth, WBC-USNBC, NABF and NABO featherweight champion. His only loss came in March 2011 to the unbeaten Mikey Garcia, now the WBC world lightweight champion. He is trained by Paul Cichon, a local legend and community leader, out of Manchester Ring of Champions Society boxing gym. As an amateur, Remillard accumulated a record of 115-25, and was a two-time Everlast Under-19 National amateur champion.

Highly touted East Hartford welterweight prospect Mykquan Williams (6-0, 4 KOs) has kept a busy pace since turning pro last April. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by Jackie Kallen, the 19-year-old Williams will return to Foxwoods, where he has built a strong following, for the sixth time, in his first scheduled six-rounder. Williams is also trained by Cichon, whom he's known since he was a child and looks upon as a surrogate father. His biological father was murdered when Mykquan was just a week old. Williams was a decorated amateur with a 45-13 record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

@TalkinBoxing with Billy C's #BFTP on Nicolino Locche

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