Monday, October 19, 2015

@BooBooBoxing @HammerinHank30 @CrespoSaidSo #Boxingvideo #boxeo #boxing

Andrade thumps Pucheta
Lundy stops Velasquez
Crespo and Gray pick up wins
Video from Saturday night at Mohegan Sun

Saturday, October 17, 2015

results from Mohegan Sun @BooBooBoxing @HammerinHank30 #boxing #Boxeo

Demetrius Andrade & Hank Lundy score kayo victories at Mohegan Sun
Results from Ringside
Words and pictures by Alex Pierpaoli
more pix here

Junior Middleweight Demetrius Andrade returned to action tonight at Mohegan Sun with an exciting two round demolition of Buenos Aires, Argentina's Dario Pucheta. Andrade's return after a 16 month lay-off was the main event of a five bout professional boxing card promoted by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports, in association with Star Boxing and Banner Promotions. In the chief supporting bout lightweight Hammerin' Hank Lundy of Philadelphia, PA, bounced back from a disputed July loss with a swarming, head-thumping technical knockout of Carlos Velasquez in five rounds. Also, regional favorites Josh Crespo of New Haven, CT and undefeated prospect Khiary Gray of Worcester, MA, also picked up wins.

Demetrius Andrade, 153 1/2lbs, boxed aggressively in the opening frame against the heavily muscled Dario Pucheta, 152 1/2lbs. With only about thirty seconds gone in the first Boo Boo force-fed the Argentine a straight left that put him right on the seat of his pants. It was the first of three knockdowns Andrade scored in putting Pucheta away and securing the vacant WBO International

weigh-in video from Mohegan Sun for Return of @BooBooboxing

Demetrius Andrade gets back into action Tonight after 16 month lay-off

Weigh-In video from the Mohegan Sun Cabaret

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

from May 30, 2015 #Boxing in Danbury, CT

Jair Ramos vs. Osnel Charles
six rounds, super lightweights from the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Can Khiary Gray-Pitts make it 7 1st rd KOs in a row? #Boxing

Hits keep coming for unbeaten UBF champ Gray as he puts perfect record on the line Oct. 17th

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Kendrick Ball always knew his protégé,Khiary Gray, had the right pedigree to be a star in the junior middleweight division, but this recent string of first-round knockouts? It's bordering on the absurd.

"The situation is a little overwhelming," Ball admitted. "It's not something we plan, but what we work on is if you happen to give us an opening, we'll take that opening and hurt you.

"I always knew how good he was. It was just a matter of showing everyone else."

Gray (9-0, 7 KOs), the reigning, undefeated Universal Boxing Federation Northeast champion from Worcester, Mass., has won his last six fights by first-round knockout, including his most recent bout Sept. 18th against Kenton Sippio-Cook in what was supposed to be the first major test of his career. Instead, Gray ripped through his opponent in impressive fashion, stopping Sippio-Cook at the 2-minute, 2-second mark of the opening round to capture the vacant UBF strap.

Less than a month later, Gray is back at it, scheduled to face Denver's Marcus Dawkins (4-2, 1 KO) in a six-round bout Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2015 on the undercard of CES Boxing's "Gold Standard" event at Mohegan Sun Arena, headlined by the long-awaited return of former world champion Demetrius Andrade.

Tickets are priced at $25.00, $50.00, $125.00 and $200.00 (VIP) and available for purchase online at or,, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254, or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Will Gray finally face some opposition and get some much-needed rounds? Ball hopes so.

"We train for longer rounds. When we were fighting four-rounders, we were already training for eight-rounders. Right now, we're doing six-rounders, so we're training for 12-round fights," Ball said. "I'm not worried about the rounds. Eventually, I know we'll run into someone that can probably take it a little longer and we'll get him out later on, but I think people are finally starting to see more of what he can do."

The irony of Gray's impressive streak, Ball said, is fight fans really haven't seen the best of what he has to offer. They've yet to see how he'll respond in a major test, or how he'll hold up physically and mentally over the course of a six- or eight-round fight. Time will tell. For now, some of Gray's best attributes are being overshadowed by the sheer violence and astonishment of his current knockout streak.

"Everyone knows he can punch. You can see he throws a good body shot. He's pretty accurate," Ball said. "What people don't understand is he has really good defense and his boxing IQ is really high. We're hoping to get some work in with someone who can give us some rounds so he can display that also."

Dawkins might be the one. The 5-foot-9 lefty recently boxed 10 rounds in his last fight, or precisely as many rounds as Gray has boxed in his last seven bouts. A former football and basketball standout in high school, Dawkins recalls watchingMike Tyson dismantle Michael Spinks in 91 seconds back in 1988 at the age of 9. He immediately caught the boxing bug, but admittedly didn't put on a pair of gloves until 2004. A self-proclaimed "defensive fighter," he's gone the distance in four of his six professional bouts.

"He's kind of a loopy fighter. Throws wide, loopy punches. Nothing I haven't seen before," Gray said. "It plays right into my game plan."

Echoing the same sentiment as his long-time trainer, Gray thought Sippio-Cook would give him "at least three, four rounds," but went for the kill when "the opportunity presented itself." The beginning of the end came with 1:16 remaining when Gray cracked his opponent with an overhand right that brought the crowd to its feet.

"That was the first one the whole fight," Gray said. "After that, he began to buckle every time I hit him."

Eleven seconds later, Gray delivered another right to the temple that sent Sippio-Cook to the canvas for good.

"I learned a lot in that fight. I learned to put more of my weight on my back leg and get more power out of my punches. Every fight, I learn something," Gray said.

"I just took it the same way I took my last fight. That's how I approach every fight. I don't try to put pressure on myself. I just go out and fight. I had a different mindset. I knew this was what I had been waiting for, a chance to step up."

Now he wants a chance to showcase his full arsenal in front of a packed house under the bright lights of Mohegan Sun. He might get that chance Oct. 17th, unless those trademark body shots get through.

"We did that a lot in the amateurs, and some of the fights he lost were due to the fact they weren't scoring body shots," Ball said. "I always knew he was a good body puncher and it was going to work out perfect for us when we turned pro, so even if we fought a guy we knew we'd eventually beat the body up, wear him down fast enough and beat the body to slow him down.

"There won't be anybody -- well, I can't say anybody, but it's going to take a really strong person to be able to take body shots for a certain amount of rounds. We're definitely going to touch the body a certain amount of times in a round where eventually three or four rounds later they're either going to shit on themselves or they'll be pissing blood."

The 10-round main event, promoted in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Artie Pelullo's Banner Promotions, features Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) against Argentinian Dario Fabian Pucheta (20-2, 11 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) International Titles, Andrade's first fight in 16 months.

"Gold Standard" also includes the return of world-rated lightweight "Hammerin'"Hank Lundy (25-5-1, 12 KOs), No. 15 in the WBC, fighting for the WBC's vacant Continental Americas Title at 135 pounds. Super middleweight Vladine Biosse (15-7-2, 7 KOs) of Providence, R.I., returns in a six-round bout against Nathan Miller(6-0-1, 4 KOs) of New Brunswick, Canada.

Also featured on the undercard, New Haven, Conn., featherweight Josh Crespo (4-2-3, 2 KOs) battles Albany, N.Y., vet Rigoberto Miranda in a four-round bout; cruiserweight Mike Marshall (1-0, 1 KO) of the Bronx faces newcomer Hampton Miller of New Haven in a four-rounder and featherweights Carlos Pena of Worcester and Phil Dudley of Providence make their professional debuts against one another in a four-round bout.

For more information on "Gold Standard" visit, follow @CESBOXING on Twitter and Instagram and "like" the official CES Boxing Facebook fan page.

Demetrius Andrade returns Saturday night at Mohegan Sun #Boxing

Cool, confident Andrade excited to end 16-month layoff next weekend in Mohegan Sun headliner

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- With the press gathered around him at the Big Six Boxing Academy during Thursday's open workout, former world championDemetrius Andrade was his usual affable self, cracking jokes and grinning from ear to ear under the bright lights.

Once the bell rings next Saturday, Andrade's demeanor will change. His homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 17 
th, 2015 
 at Mohegan Sun Arena -- Andrade's first fight in New England in more than three years -- is strictly a business trip as the undefeated junior middleweight aims to regain his spot as the No. 1 154-pounder in the world.

"This is something I've been doing since the age of 6," Andrade said. "I love to do it and for me to not be able to display it and for the viewers to not be able to get a piece of the man, the champ, is mind-boggling, but what I do is I take it as a positive, I stay in shape, I stay in the gym and today we're here to show the people why I believe -- and why you should believe -- I'm the greatest 154-pounder on the planet."

Andrade's 10-round bout against Argentinian Dario Fabian Pucheta (20-2, 11 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) International Titles, promoted in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Artie Pelullo's Banner Promotions, headlines CES Boxing's "Gold Standard" card.

A win for Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) puts two more belts around his weight and automatically puts him among the top 15 in the world in the WBO and WBA, a major step toward reclaiming the WBO junior middleweight title stripped from him in July due to his long layoff, which finally comes to an end next weekend after 16 months.

"They went behind me when I was sleeping," Andrade joked. "I was sound asleep and when I woke up my belt was gone! I was like, 'Damn, I worked too hard for that!'"

The now-vacant WBO belt is up for grabs tomorrow night in the United Kingdom when undefeated Liam Smith faces New Jersey native John Thompson at the Manchester Arena.

"They're not going to be the representative I can be for that belt," Andrade stated matter-of-factly, "so this is the reason we're fighting for these two titles, to rank me right back in a position so I can get it back and hold onto it."

That's not to say Andrade is looking ahead to a title showdown with tomorrow's winner or looking past Pucheta. His opponent next weekend has won six of his last seven fights, including three in a row by knockout. Saturday will be his United States debut.

"He came all the way from Argentina to win," Andrade said. "He's 20-2. The sport of boxing and the business is rough and tough and I know to be 20-2 it takes a lot of heart and guts, so I'm expecting him to come with an 'A' game knowing he's fighting a 2000 Olympian and, though they want to say former, I am the champ, the champ today.

"This is his opportunity to make something of himself and my opportunity to get back in the ring and get back to where I was."

Asked if being away from the ring for more than a year would take its toll on him next weekend, Andrade laughed, turned to the sparring area behind him and said, "The ring's right there!" All jokes aside, the 27-year-old former Olympian refuses to acknowledge rust as a factor.

"That never came across my mind," he said. "I have obstacles and bumps in the road I had to get over. I guess that took a year and several months, but me being out of the ring, I was working on myself mentally and physically and mentally building myself. I haven't taken any severe damage in the ring, I haven't gotten punched. I still feel good.

"All I can do is just be better and work on what I need to work on. That time out, people think I've been slacking or I'm not doing this or that, but when they see me in the ring come October 17th, they'll be like, 'Hold up! We need more of that right there!'

"This is not just something where I get up in the morning and I have to do it because I have no other way of living. I have other ways of living, but this is something I dreamt. I get up every morning because I love doing what I'm doing and I can make a career and enjoy doing it and make life-changing money. There's life-changing money in this boxing business and that's why I'm in it, but at the same time I'm just happy to get back in the ring, especially in the New England area, Mohegan Sun, October 17th. Be there or be square. It's your boy, the champ, the future of boxing."

Next Saturday's event will also be a showcase for New England boxing with undefeated Worcester, Mass., junior middleweight Khiary Gray (9-0, 7 KOs); New Haven, Conn., featherweight Josh Crespo (4-2-3, 2 KOs); and super middleweightVladine Biosse (15-7-2, 7 KOs) of Providence featured on the undercard.

Tickets are priced at $25.00, $50.00, $125.00 and $200.00 (VIP) and available for purchase online at or,, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254, or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

"If we can continue to bring boxing to the New England area, Connecticut, Rhode Island, it's going to be great for us. We do have some young, future champions in the state of Rhode Island that are really going to be a force to be reckoned with," Andrade said.

"I'm just trying to get the guys out here to follow in my footsteps and set the bar high for them so they can accomplish and look forward to something. It's not like Vegas or Florida where we can run by mansions and see Lamborghinis and stuff like that. We've got the dim lights in Providence where we have to make them bright ourselves."

"Gold Standard" also includes the return of world-rated lightweight "Hammerin'"Hank Lundy (25-5-1, 12 KOs), No. 15 in the WBC, fighting for the WBC's vacant Continental Americas Title in a 10-round bout against Nicaraguan vet Carlos Winston Velasquez (23-21-1, 13 KOs).

Gray will face Denver's Marcus Dawkins (4-2, 1 KO) in a six-round bout and Biosse returns in a six-round bout against Nathan Miller (6-0-1, 4 KOs) of New Brunswick, Canada. Crespo battles Albany, N.Y., vet Rigoberto Miranda and cruiserweightMike Marshall (1-0, 1 KO) of the Bronx faces newcomer Hampton Miller of New Haven, both four-round bouts.

For more information on "Gold Standard" visit, follow @CESBOXING on Twitter and Instagram and "like" the official CES Boxing Facebook fan page. 

Amir Mansour returns to action tonight #Boxing

Heavyweight contender Amir "Hardcore" Mansour discusses showdown with Gerald Washington
Bout to headline FS1 Toe to Toe Tuesday's on October 13 in Shelton, Washington

Philadelphia, PA -- Heavyweight contender, Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (22-1, 16 KO's) is eagerly awaiting his October 13th bout with undefeated Gerald Washington (16-0, 11 KO's)  

The bout will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington and will be broadcast live on FS1.

Mansour is very confident of not only a victory but what a win will do to enhance himself for a fight with the elite of the Heavyweight division.

Below is a candid interview with Mansour as he finishes up on his last few days of training camp.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The @TBRB turns 3 #Boxing #BoxingRankings #P4P #Lists #Rankings

The Knockout By George Bellows
The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board:
 The Leather Anniversary
by Springs Toledo

Sunday, October 11 marked the third anniversary of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Traditionally speaking, it’s the leather anniversary. We’d prefer to ignore the modern gift idea devised by librarians at the Chicago Public Library, namely glass. We neither live in such a house nor have such a jaw. The leather anniversary. That’s more like it. Leather doesn’t shatter and, when put to good use, it can dent a septum now and then. We have striven to do just that, with affection, on behalf of thinking boxing fans around the world. Our mission is threefold:

provide weekly rankings that are trustworthy and authoritative, identify the true champions, and convince boxing that common sense is making a comeback.

The board began in 2012 with twenty-five independent boxing writers and historians representing twelve countries around the world. We’ve grown since then. The number of
members now matches Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s number of wins at forty-nine. We’re on five continents representing sixteen countries and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

On October 11, 2012 we published the first edition of our rankings. On Tuesday we’ll publish the one hundred forty-ninth edition.

The rankings are the product of a weekly process that begins every Sunday when record-keepers Mauricio Salvador of Mexico and Ken Pollitt of the United States email results of the previous week’s fights to the three chairs. (Filipino Retech Son, our third record-keeper, monitors inactive fighters approaching the one-year mark of removal.) After considering the week’s bouts and exits, the chairs come up with proposals for rankings changes which are then posted on the board’s forum. Over the next three days, members weigh in to accept, debate, and/or advance their own proposals during a process that is both efficient and democratic. The product is published every Tuesday without fail.

The product has not been without critics. Ranking boxing’s best fighters and presenting  them to the world is an invitation for opposing viewpoints, so it’s to be expected. It’s also

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Camacho vs. Gingras video from Twin River

Angel Camacho Jr bests 
Rich Gingras in Lincoln, RI

From Friday night September 18 at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI.
We missed attending this card live but here's video of the Main Event.

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