Friday, December 29, 2017

#BFTP Henry Cooper

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#BFTP Diego Corrales

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#SlugfestAtTheSun Photos by @Educate777sean #Boxing

Constantin Bejenaru shoots a right at Thabiso Mchunu
and more from Mohegan Sun
Photos by Sean Laydon

Sunday, November 26, 2017

#SlugfestAtTheSun Twitter Recap

Danny O'Connor looked sharp in a 3rd TKO win
Bejenaru prevails against Mchunu, O'Connor and Reis impress at Star Boxing's Slugfest At The Sun
 Ringside Twitter Recap
By Alex Pierpaoli
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 for @starboxing's #SlugfestAttheSun featuring 10 rounds of cruiserweight action in the Main Event #Boxing Bout 2 underway now. 7 Bouts Total
@FistThingsFirst is here live-tweeting now that he's successfully gotten onto the WiFi
In the first bout of the night, Wendy Toussaint of Huntington, NY scored a second rd TKO over Daniel Castro of Yonkers, NY, welters

Bout 2, Valerio Nocera of Roma, Italy is manhandling Dan Murray of Lanoka Harbor, NJ. 140 pounders, 4 round bout, round 2 now #SlugfestAtTheSun
Through 2, Valerio Nocera in charge, both guys throwing with bad intentions but the Italian is landing harder and more frequently. Got credit for a knockdown in 1st that looked more like a slip.
Not a lot of finesse in Nocera's attack. He bulls his way in behind wide heavy shots. He tried but couldn't hurt Murray. Nocera should win this 40-35 on all three cards I'd guess. #SlugfestAtTheSun
Wow! What do I know? The judges see it 38-37 for Nocera overruled by 38-37 x 2 in favor of Dan Murray of NJ who improves to 3-1. Nocera loses for the first time, now 3-1-1. #SlugfestAtTheSun

Bout 3, Carlos Marrero, 129.7 lbs, of Hartford, CT, makes his pro-debut against  Rochester, New York native, Sequan Felton, 130.2 lbs   4rds #SlugfestAtTheSun #boxing
Marrero has a large group of fans here to support him and they're enthusiastic, urging him on, and he needed it in that 2nd rd. Looked like Felton won it, Marrero hesitating too much, falling for feints, eating sporadic jabs. #slugfestAtTheSun
Rd 3 of Sequan Felton in gold & black versus Carlos Marrero of Hartford, CT
Carlos Marrero needs a huge 4th round here after being dropped hard in last minute of round 3 by Sequan Felton
This one is in the books, waiting on the scorecards. Marrero is the local guy but between the low punch output and the knockdown I have a feeling he is going to back into the pro-ranks at 0-1 but we shall see...
Sequan Felton picks up the Unanimous Decision with scores of 40-35 x 2 and 39-36 all in his favor. He is now 2-2. While Marrero is 0-1.

up now, Kali "KO Mequinonoag" Reis 158.2 lbs  of Providence, RI  versus Tiffany Woodard of Wilson, North Carolina 159.5 lbs 6x2 rds
K.o. Mequinonoag Reis vs Tiffany Woodard #SlugfesttTheSun
K.o. Mequinonoag Reis has made her way to the ring! #SlugfestAtTheSun
@KO_MoC86 landing heavy bolts to the head of Woodard at the start of round four #SlugfestAtTheSun
@KO_MoC86 looking sharp tonight. Throwing punches in bunches and landing heavy. Woodard is gritty, hanging in there and trading.
Reis landing heavy shots to the head of Woodard. Straight right, left hook.
Lots of toe-to-toe action here which is a little out of character for @KO_MoC86 she's usually more of a counterpuncher. She's slugging it out tonight, looking to do damage.
Reis really swinging for power here in round 6.
snappy three and four punch combinations to head and body from @KO_MoC86 in that sixth & final round. She looked very sharp in what's likely to be a lopsided UD win. Waiting on cards... #SlugfestAtTheSun
Kali Reis won a 6 rd, Unanimous Decision. Scores were a somewhat peculiar 59-55, 60-53, 60-54, despite no knockdowns @KO_MoC86 is now 13-6-1 (4). Tiffany Woodard fell to 4-9-3 (3)

#Boxing now, "Action" Anthony Laureano 5-0 (3) 139 lbs East Hartford, CT versus Johnny "Hitman" Hernandez of Huntington, NY 8-2 (1) 137.2 lbs., 6 rds #SlugfestAtTheSun
@GW_Relentless looks to be outworking Johnny Hernandez through 3 here @MoheganSun #boxing
Big fourth round for Anthony Laureano. This one is scheduled for 6 rounds.
Laureano dominating here. Hernandez' face is the same scarlet color as his trunks from the many punches he's absorbed. Final round coming up. #SlugfestAtTheSun
Hernandez is hanging in there, doing a lot more catching than pitching but he's right in front of Laureano and battling away. Fun fight. Laureano should win by wide margin. Waiting on scorecards now...
wow, the judges saw it closer than I did, the scores are 57-57, 58-56 x 2 in favor of @GW_Relentless winner by Majority Decision. Laureano now 6-0 (3).

up next, Danny "El Gallo" Gonzalez 14-0 (5) Woodhaven, NY, 139.2 lbs versus Danny "Danny O" O'Connor 28-3 (11) 139.7 lbs. Framingham, MA  10 rds for the vacant WBC Silver International Super Lightweight Title #SlugfestAtTheSun
It's Daniel versus Danny here @MoheganSun
O'Connor busier in round 1, landed heavy body shot at the end of the first that made Gonzalez stop and stick his tongue out at him. #SlugfestAtTheSun
Horrible cut over the left eye of southpaw Danny O'Connor. not sure if it was caused by a butt or a punch. O'Connor digging a right hook to guts of Gonzalez repeatedly.
O'Connor in charge here. Really applying lots of pressure, fighting with urgency due to the cut and controlling the distance very well. Doctor Anthony Alessi is up in his corner, hopefully they can patch him up cuz he looks very sharp so far tonight #SlugfestAtTheSun
O'Connor just landed a huge overhand left, Gonzalez fell forward, tried to rise, reeled into the ropes and that was all ref. Steve Willis needed to see. TKO 3 :39  #SlugfestAtTheSun

results thus far from @starboxing's #SlugfestAtTheSun card #boxing 

here's the Main Event, cruiserweights, WBC International & Continental Cruiserweight Champion Constantin Bejenaru 12-0 (3) originally from Moldova, now fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, 199.5 lbs versus @ThabisoMchunu 200 lbs. Ximba, South Africa #SlugfestAtTheSun
quite a bit of hesitating in the last thirty seconds as both of these guys are southpaws who like to counter and neither wanted to take the lead.
lots of boos from this crowd for two guys who did not celebrate Thanksgiving this week... One's from South Africa and the other from Moldova. Lot of hesitating from both guys. Each loading up, feinting then firing and missing with big whiffing shots.
If this keeps up like this it's going to be a long ten rounds...
Mchunu landed a short right hook to the chin of Bejenaru that seemed to knock him off balance.
This fight cannot be easy to score. Very little is happening. Mchunu is probably ahead but there have been precious few cleanly landed punches. #Dreadful
More KOFantasyBoxing® Retweeted Star Boxing
these mats they are using in the corners are really a great idea and it's kind of hard to believe it took so long to come up with something like that. It's a needed change in a sport that is slow to change.KOFantasyBoxing® added,
Bejenaru scored a flash knockdown in that seventh round off of what looked to be a right jab. It's the only really definitive round of this fight and barely so.
This card has been billed as #SlugfestAtTheSun but they clearly were not referring to this Main Event which is a #FeintFest and a hard one to watch
Final round coming up and Bejenaru might have a lead here due to the knockdown but there have been very few definitive rounds for either fighter.
Well, I saw Mchunu win two rounds for sure and Bejenaru won one for certain due to the knockdown. The rest, I don't know. Not a lot happened. Lots of posing, feinting, missing and hesitating. No damage to either guy & precious few landed shots. Waiting on the scorecards...
The scores are 97-92, 98-91 and 97-92 all in favor of the champion, Constantin Bejenaru, now 13-0 (3), but he certainly didn't win any new fans here tonight. Thabiso Mchunu falls to 18-4 (11). #SlugfestAtTheSun

One more bout to go... And we need it! Like an Altoid after that last one.

last bout of the night here at #SlugfestAtTheSun, Charles Foster 13-0 (7) of New Haven, CT, 179 lbs. versus Charlotte, NC native , Quinton Rankin 12-4-2 (9) 179 lbs
Quentin Rankin has quite a beard on him, surprised the commission didn't ask him to shave it off or trim it down considerably.
Charles Foster is getting to Rankin here in round four. The North Carolinian seems to have deflated quite a bit. Foster stalking.
Dr. Anthony Alessi up in the corner of Rankin, talking to him before round 5. #SlugfestAtTheSun
Foster lands two and three hard punches at a time and then doesn't follow up. He seems able to stun Rankin but has been unable to put him down.
After consulting with the ringside physician, referee Steve Littles stops the bout at the start of the sixth and final round giving Charles Foster the TKO victory. #SlugfestAtTheSun

That's all from here, fight-fans! Thanks for all the RTs and follows! Until next time... #Boxing

Saturday, November 25, 2017

#SlugfestAtTheSun Results from Ringside #Boxing

Constantin Bejenaru scored a 10rd UD over Thabiso Mchunu in the main Event
Bejenaru defends title in tedious win over Mchunu, O'Connor makes quick work of Gonzalez & more
Results from Ringside at Mohegan Sun
By Alex Pierpaoli
Photos by Sean laydon

Bout 1

Wendy Toussaint of Huntington, NY, made his twenty-seventeen debut, his first bout in almost 3 years, and didn't need long against Daniel Castro of Yonkers, NY. Toussaint used speedy power shots to control the action and opened up on Castro in the final seconds of the first, slamming him with
Toussaint blasts away at Castro just before the stoppage
lefts and rights through his guard. The end came at :38 of Round 2, when referee Danny Schiavone called a halt to the action with Wendy Toussaint blasting away at Daniel Castro with both hands. Toussaint returns to action, now 7-0 (1) while Castro falls to 2-2 (1).

Bout 2

Dan Murray, 138.2lbs, of Lanoka Harbor, NJ, defeated Valerio Nocera, 139.2lbs, of Rome, Italy, by 4 round split decision. Fighting for the first time in the United States, Nocera looked to have landed the heavier and more accurate blows through four hard-slugging rounds. But when the scorecards were read the decision was split, with one judge seeing it 38-37 for Nocera, overruled by the other two who had it for Murray by the same score. In victory, Murray improved to 3-1 while Nocera loses for the first time, in his first fight outside his native Italy, now 3-1-1.

Bout 3

Sequan Felton, 130.2lbs, of Rochester, NY, defeated debuting Carlos Marrero, 129.7lbs of Hartford, CT. Despite a large and supportive section of the crowd, Hartford's Marrero spent too much time
Sequan Felton & his team celebrate the win
looking for openings and falling for feints from his clever opponent. Felton was able to speed his own jab through the guard of Marrero, striking him on the chin repeatedly. In the third Felton scored a knockdown off of a sizzling left hook Marrero never saw coming. At the end of four the judges saw it 39-36 and 40-35 x2 all in favor of Sequan Felton. Felton improved his record to 2-2 while Marrero debuted at 0-2.

Bout 4

Kali Reis, 158.2lbs, of Providence, RI defeated Tiffany Woodard, 159.5lbs, of Wilson, NC by unanimous decision. Fighting for the third time since her November 5th, 2016, loss to Champion Christina Hammer, Reis looked sharp in pressing the action and keeping the fight right in the face of Tiffany Woodard throughout the six rounder. Reis connected repeated with heavy left hooks and straight rights to the face of the North Carolinian.
Kali Reis jabs at Tiffany Woodard
Normally more of a counterpuncher, Reis never held back on this night and appeared close to scoring a knockdown on more than one occasion. But to her credit, Woodard gave as good as she got and one judge thought she landed frequently enough to win a round. At the end of six two-minute rounds the scores were 59-55, 60-53, 60-54 all in favor of Kali Reis, now 13-6-1 (3). Tiffany Woodard fell to 4-9-3 (3).

Bout 5

Anthony Laureano, 139lbs, of East Hartford, CT, remained undefeated, notching a six round majority decision win over Johnny Hernandez, 137.2lbs, of Huntington, NY. Laureano seemed to control much of the close, toe-to-toe action, landing multi-punch combinations and reddening the face of Hernandez. To his credit, Hernandez
Laureano cracks Hernandez with a right
stayed right in the chest of Laureano, exchanging and making the CT fighter work each moment of the bout. At no point did either man hurt the other but it was Laureano who seemed to be landing heavier throughout. At the end of six the scorecards revealed a closer fight than this observer had witnessed. One judge saw it even at 57 a piece, overruled by two scores of 58-56 in favor of Anthony Laureano. Twenty two year old Laureano improved to 6-0 (3) while Hernandez fell to 8-3 (1).

Bout 6

Danny O'Connor, 139.7lbs, of Framingham, MA, scored a stunning third round TKO over Daniel "El Gallo" Gonzalez, 139.2lbs, of Woodhaven, NY. Starting fast, O'Connor established his southpaw jab in the first and repeatedly went to the ribs of Gonzalez with a nasty right hook. At some point in the first a cut opened over the left eye of O'Connor and it was unclear whether it was caused by a butt o
Danny O'Connor after his TKO victory
r a punch. Either way, O'Connor amped up the pressure especially after a visit from ringside physician Anthony Alessi after round two. In the third O'Connor slammed Gonzalez with a well-timed overhand left Gonzalez moved right into. El Gallo fell forward, face-first, tried to rise only to reel back into the ropes, unable to gain his balance where referee Steve Willis waved-off the bout at :39 of round number 3. O'Connor improved to 29-3 (11) while Gonzalez dropped to 14-1 (5).

Bout 7

Constantin Bejenaru, 199.5lbs, originally from Moldova, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, defended his WBC International & Continental Cruiserweight Championship over Thabiso Mchunu, 200lbs, of Ximba, South Africa in a barely watchable 10 round Main Event. Bejenaru scored a knockdown with a right jab in round seven but it was one of few cleanly landed punches in the bout. Both southpaws, the fighters feinted at each other repeatedly, hesitating, firing and missing, then setting up and doing it again. Bejenaru had a number of supporters in the crowd and even they were booing but they hung in there to the final bell and cheered their champion when he notched a unanimous decision at the end of ten. The scores were 98-91 and 97-92 x2 all in favor of Bejenaru who improved to 13-0 (3). Mchunu dropped to 18-4 (11).

Bout 8

Charles Foster, 179lbs, of New Haven, CT defeated Quinton Rankin, 179lbs, of Charlotte, NC, by 6th
Charles The Truth Foster after his stoppage win
round TKO when referee Steve Willis halted the action just as the sixth got underway. Willis stopped the bout after being advised by ringside doctor Anthony Alessi, who felt Rankin had absorbed too much punishment. It was at the end of round five when the southpaw, Foster, really started landing heavy shots with little to no resistance from Quinton Rankin. With the victory Foster improved to 14-0 (7) while Rankin dropped to 12-5-2 (9).

#SlugfestAtTheSun weigh-in results

Weigh-In Results from Mohegan Sun

Slugfest At The Sun

Main Event:
The 10 Round WBC International and Continental Cruiserweight Champ Constantin Bejenaru (12-0 3KOs) weighed in at 199.5 lbs, ahead of his title defense bout against #1 mandatory challenger, and former world title challenger Thabiso Mchunu,  who weighed-in at 200 lbs.

Danny "El Gallo" Gonzalez (14-0 5KOs) is prepared for his chance to earn the vacant WBC Silver International Super Lightweight Title, as he weighed-in earlier today at 139.2 lbs, but standing in his way is Irish-American and Massachusetts native Danny "Danny O" O'Connor (28-3 11KOs), who weighed-in at 139.7 lbs. Both men are looking to take their careers to the next level by winning this co-feautre bout.

New England's top prospect "Action" Anthony Laureano (5-0 3KOs) weighed in at 139 lbs., and is looking to continue his winning ways as he returns to his hometown to take on the tough New Yorker Johnny "Hitman" Hernandez (8-2 1KO), who weighed in at a ready 137.2 lbs. You will not want to miss this one. This is a scheduled 6-round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Former Two time women's world champion, Kali "KO Mequinonoag" Reis (12-6-1 3KOs) weighed-in at 158.2 lbs, and her opponent Tiffany Woodard (4-8-3 3KOs) of Wilson, North Carolina weighed-in at 159.5 lbs. This is a scheduled 160 lb 6-Round bout.

Carlos Marrero (debut) will be fighting in his backyard to make his pro-debut, as he tipped the scales at 129.7 lbs.; looking to derail his party is Rochester, New York native, Sequan Felton (1-2), who weighed-in at 130.2 lbs. This is a scheduled 4-round, 131 lb. bout.

Valerio Nocera (3-0-1) is making his United States debut, as his previous four fights took place in his native Italy; he weighed in at 139.2 lbs. His opponent Dan Murray (2-1) comes in at 138.2 lbs. This is a scheduled 4-round, 140 lb. bout.

In addition to the stacked card, a swing bout has been added between local favorite and undefeated Charles Foster (13-0 7KOs) of New Haven, CT, as he weighed in at 179 lbs. against Charlotte, NC native , Quenton Rankin (12-4-2 9KOs)
who weighed in at 179 lbs.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

@StarBoxing returns to @MoheganSun #SlugfestAtTheSun

Promoter Star Boxing presents SLUGFEST AT THE SUN
on Saturday, November 25th, 2017
at Mohegan Sun Arena

Undefeated cruiserweight Comnstantin Bejenaru takes on his toughest test as a pro next Saturday night when he faces South Africa's Thabiso Mchunu in Uncasville, CT. Bejenaru, currently 12-0 (3), was born in Moldova but fights out of Brooklyn, NY and will be making his first trip through the ropes in over a year. Bejenaru is thirty-three years old and the long layoff is unlikely to do him any favors against the speedy and clever, 29 year old Mchunu, who is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision win over Johnny Muller in June. Bejenaru currently holds the WBC Continental Americas and WBC International Cruiserweight Titles and the bout against will Mchunu is a title defense scheduled for 10 rounds of action.

**Just added--Undefeated Super Lightweight Daniel Gonzalez will be returning to the site of his last bout, a six round UD over Samuel Amoaka in May, when he challenges Framingham, MA's Danny O'Connor for the vacant WBC International Silver Super Lightweight belt in a ten rounder.

Also on the card is top ranked female middleweight Kali Reis of Providence, RI, fights in the co-main event against Tiffany Woodard of Wilson, NC. Reis will be fighting for the third time in twenty-seventeen, and hopes to make it 3-0 since a 10 round UD loss to WBC & WBO Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer just over one year ago. Reis versus Woodard is scheduled for six 2-minute rounds.

On the undercard, undefeated East Hartford, CT, junior welterweight Anthony Laureano when he takes on John Hernandez of Huntington, NY in a six round bout. Laureano will be returning to Mohegan Sun where he won his fourth pro-fight, a six round UD over Sidney Maccow.

Tickets are available through Mohegan Sun Arena or through

Saturday 25, November 2017
promoter           Joe DeGuardia (Star Boxing)
matchmaker      Ron Katz (Star Boxing)
division                 boxer                            w-l-d         opponent                        w-l-d
cruiser             Constantin Bejenaru         12-0-0         Thabiso Mchunu         18-3-0                       
super light          Daniel Gonzalez              14-0-1         Danny O'Connor          28-3-0
super welter       Kali Reis                          12-6-1         Tiffany Woodard        4-8-3
super light          Anthony Laureano           5-0-0         John Hernandez          8-2-0\
super welter       Wendy Toussaint             6-0-0          Daniel Castro              2-1-0
super feather      Carlos Marrero                debut          Saquan Felton             1-2-0
super light          Valerio Nocera                  3-0-1          Dan Murray              2-1-0                                 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photos by @Educate777sean from #BroadwayBoxing

Matt Remillard stops Yardley Cruz,
Shelly Vincent bests Calixta Silgado
& more from Broadway Boxing at Foxwoods
Photos by Sean Laydon

Shelly Vincent celebrates with her partner Jennifer Salinas

Calixta Silgado winces as Shelly Vincent attacks

Matt Remillard digs a left hook to the middle of Yardley Cruz

Twitter recap #BroadwayBoxing

Remillard stabs the guts of Cruz with a left hand
Remillard, Vincent and Williams all impress in 8 bout Broadway Boxing card at Foxwoods
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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Ringside here @FoxwoodsCT for #BroadwayBoxing, bout 2 underway. Good action 1st round from Nicklaus Flaz, 156lbs, vs. Elie Augustama, 162lbs
blood coming from the right eyebrow of Elie Augustama. Niklaus Flaz coasted a bit in the final minute of the third but he looks to be ahead
Augustama is much busier but Flaz more accurate. good action in the third. Augustama's corner shouts for body shots & he delivers big
also, Hurshidbeck Normatov scored a 1st rd TKO over Bruce Lutchmedial
Flaz seems to be the harder puncher but Augustama is really pressing the fight, busier, more aggressive. Flaz countering well. Not busy enuf
This is gonna be a tough one to score because the judges will have to chose from volume punching & pressure vs. accuracy & hard counters
Augustama's punches just haven't seemed to do the damage that Flaz' shots have done and in the end #Boxing is first & foremost about hurting
Augustama won that last rd. But this is going to B interesting. I've been tweeting & posting & writing so I didn't score it. Flaz likely won
Ok, official scorecards are 60-54 x 2 and 59-55 all in favor of Niklaus Flaz who improves to 5-0 (4). They didn't think it was close at all

Saturday, October 28, 2017

#BroadwayBoxing results from ringside

Remillard bangs a left off the head of Criuz
Matt Remillard smokes Yardley Cruz,
Shelito Vincent beats Calixta Silgado,
Mykquan Williams blasts-out Somner Martin,
Results from Foxwoods, CT
By Alex Pierpaoli
Photos by Sean Laydon
More photos here and here
Twitter Recap

Matt Remillard 129lbs of Hartford, CT dismantled and destroyed Yardley Armenta Cruz 130lbs of Sacramento, CA, stopping him at 2:31 of round number 4. Remillard went right to work behind a speedy jab in round one, driving Cruz back into the ropes where he pelted him with combinations. Cruz was quickly forced into a mostly defensive mode, looking for rare moments of calm in Remillard's attack. In the second Remillard let his hands go, blasting at Cruz with double left hooks and crashing the right through Cruz's guard into his face. Fighting for the third time in twenty-seventeen, Remillard looked very sharp, beating Cruz to the punch again and again. By the end of the third, ringside physician Dr. Michael Schwartz had made his way to the corner of Cruz and took a long look at the fighter before the bell to start the round. Remillard lowered the boom in the fourth, blasting away at Cruz who seemed woefully outgunned and outclassed. Afterwards Remillard said he feels strong at 135, could probably still make 126 but would not be moving up to 140 anytime soon. He continues looking for a rematch with the only opponent to best him, 37-0 (30), Mikey Garcia.
Remillard imrpoved to 26-1 (15) while Cruz dropped to 22-9 (12)

Shelly Vincent, 129lbs, of Providence, RI, defeated Calixta Silgado, 130lbs, of Tolu, Colombia by eight round unanimous decision in the co-Main Event. Vincent pressed the action in her aggressive, burst-punching style, forcing Silgado to backpedal. As the bout developed it took the shape of the prototypical style clash of a boxer(Silgado) versus a puncher(Vincent) with Silgado trying to time Vincent's rushes, and offset her volleys with hard counters. Silgado had some success in the second half of the fight, enough to win two rounds on one of the three official scorecards. After 8 the judges saw it at 79-73 x2 and 77-75 all in favor of the Rhode Islander.
Shelito Vincent raises her record to 21-1 (1) while Calixta Silgado falls to 15-9-3 (10). The 38 year old Vincent is now 4-0 since her August twenty-sixteen defeat to Heather Hardy and hopes the New Yorker's recent MMA defeat may bring her back to the Sweet Science for a rematch.

Mykquan Williams, 143lbs, of East Hartford, CT, scored his fourth straight win in twenty-seventeen over Somner Martin 144lbs of Martinsville, VA. Williams used blazing hand speed and accurate combinations to hurt and finish the on-rushing Martin in the very first round. Martin started fast, pressing the action and coming forward after Williams. The CT welterweight showed poise in finding the range on Martin and landing speedy well leveraged shots that stunned Martin. Following up quickly, Williams opened up with both hands and connected with a hard left hook over Martin's corner that caused Referee Joey Lupino to step in and halt the action at 2:19 of round number one.  Mykquan Williams is now 9-0 (5) while Somner Martin drops to 7-6 (4).

Steve Rolls 162lbs, of Toronto, Canada, stopped Andrik Saralegui, 168lbs, of San Diego, CA, at 2:17 of round number three. Rolls spent much of the first firing and landing a wide, lunging right to the ribs of Saralegui. In the second, the Canadian went upstairs, reddening the face of Saralegui with snapping jabs and jolting straight rights. In the third, Saralegui reeled back after absorbing another hard body shot. Seconds later Rolls drove him back into his own corner with a flurry of shots to the head and finished with a mean left hook to the body that folded Saralegui in half. Referee Joey Lupino waved the off the bout over Saralegui's crumpled form.
In victory, Steve Rolls raised his record to 17-0 (10) while Andrik Saralegui fell to 8-5 (6).

Niklaus Flaz, 156lbs, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, defeated Elie Augustama, 162lbs, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, by six round unanimous decision. Both fighters started hard, throwing heavy and landing in the first. Augustama was the busier fighter through much of the fight, pumping a jab and following up with the straight right. While it was Flaz who landed heavier and far more accurately, cracking Augustama with hard counters repeatedly. Flaz opened a cut over the eye of Augustama early in the bout and it bled freely throughout but never seemed to cause a problem.
At the end of 6 the scorecards were 60-54 x 2 and 59-55 all in favor of Flaz, who improves to 5-0 (4). Augustama fell to 6-7 (3).

Khiry Todd, 146lbs, of Lynn, MA, defeated rugged journeyman Evincii Dixon, 148lbs, of Lancaster, PA, over six one-sided rounds. Todd controlled the distance and much of the action, blasting Dixon with two and three-punch combinations to the body and head. Dixon followed Todd around blocking some shots because of his hands-high guard, but eating others and falling for plenty of feints from Todd. Dixon came alive a bit in the final round but it was far too little and far too late. The official scorecards were 60-54, 59-55 x 2.
Khiry Todd raised his record to 6-0 (5) while Evincii Dixon's dropped to 7-21-2 (2).

Nicky DeQuattro, 141lbs, of Johnston, RI, defeated Andre Bellacarris, 146lbs, of Bennington, VT, by four round unanimous decision. DeQuattro landed the shorter, quicker counters on his wild-swinging debuting opponent. Bellacarris hung in there throughout, chasing DeQuattro and throwing mean wide haymakers that rarely found their intended target. Even with just one pro-fight of his own under his belt, DeQuattro showed the patience and focus of a more experienced fighter in dismantling the motivated but raw Vermonter. At the end of four the judges it saw it at 40-36 x 2 and 59-55 all in favor of Nick Dequattro.
DeQuattro raises his record to 2-0 (1) and Bellacarris debuts at 0-1.

In the opening bout of the night, Hurshidbek Normatov, 158lbs, of Uzbekistan via Brooklyn, NY, stopped Bruce Lutchmedial, 159lbs, of Toronto, Canada, at 2:38 of the opening round. Normatov scored two knockdowns, the second coming from a volley of blows that culminated in a left hook which sent Lutchmedial to the canvas and caused referee Johnny Callas to halt the bout.
Normatov improved his record to 4-0 (2) while Lutchmedial dropped to 2-4 (2).

Thursday, October 26, 2017

#BFTP on Edwin Valero #boxing

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

@DiBellaEnt's #BroadwayBoxing returns to @FoxwoodsCT

Team Remillard returns on Saturday night
Matt Remillard and Shelly Vincent return to Foxwoods on Saturday Night
By Alex Pierpaoli
Photo by Sean Laydon

On Saturday night Connecticut boxers Matt Remillard and Shelly Vincent are back in the spotlight in co-featured bouts headlineing promoter DiBella Entertainment's latest installment in the Broadway Boxing series. This week Remillard faces veteran Yardley Cruz in the Manchester, CT super lightweight's third time through the ropes this year in his comeback effort since a twenty-eleven loss to Mikey Garcia and subsequent incarceration for five years on assault charges. In June, Remillard raised his record to 25-1 (14) with a four round stoppage of Fatiou Fassinou in Mashantucket, CT. This week, Remillard and Cruz will be fighting ten rounds in the evening's Main Event.

Shelly Vincent meets Calixta Silgado in an eight round women's bout in the co-featured attraction. Vincent fought on the most recent Broadway Boxing card, scoring a win over Angel Gladney on September fifteenth, also at Foxwoods' Fox Theater. Vincent made combat sports news last week when she surprised her professional rival Heather Hardy at the New Yorker's recent weigh-in for her second crossover bout in MMA. Vincent hopes Hardy will return to the Sweet Science and make good on her promise of a rematch of their August twenty-sixteen bout which Hardy won by majority decision. Last week, Hardy went on to lose her second MMA bout and suffered a badly broken nose in the defeat. As Hardy heals and determines which direction she will move in next, Vincent stays busy this weekend against Colombian featherweight Calixta Silgado, 15-8-3 (10). At 38 years old, Vincent has made it clear her days as a prize-fighter are numbered and she looks forward to potential careers in commentating, training or as an advocate for young people. 

The fight card also features the fourth fight this year for undefeated East Hartford super lightweight Mykquan Williams, 8-0 (4). Williams faces 7-5 (4), Sumner Martin of Virginia in a six round undercard bout.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

@Twitter recap from ringside #RisingStars

Vaughn Alexander thumps Elvin Ayala,
Green blanks Crespo, Chaney remains unbeaten
and more from The Rising Stars Boxing Series
return to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT
 Our Ringside Twitter Recap
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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Bout 1
Bakhram Murtazaliev just imporved to 10-0 (8) after blitzing Robson De Assis of Brazil, dropping him & prompting a stoppage at 1:14 of rnd 1
Bakhram Murtazaliev of Grozny, Russia stops Robson De Assis of São Paolo, Brazil at 1:14 of Rd 1

Bout 2
former Middleweight, Super Middle & Light Heavyweight Champ Iran Barkley is working in the corner of Romon Barber of Kansas.
LeShawn Rodriguez of Shirley, NY facing off against Romon Barber of Wichita. Middleweights, 6 rounds.
Rodriguez looks 2B laying the groundwork 4 a stoppage Barber was on his feet through the 1st but looked like he got worst of some body shots.
Barber is certainly trying here, winging punches and hanging in there but he's being outgunned and outclassed. Rodriguez up 2 to none in rds.
Romon Barber goes down under a fussilade of short hooks 2 the head and body. Ref. Mike Ortega counts him out at 1:15 of rd 3 Rodriguez by KO.
LeShawn "Lightning" Rodriguez moves to 7-0 (6) while Romon Barber drops to 7-16 (6). 5 bouts to go here at #RisingStars.
The Blade!! Iran Barkley takes a bow

Bout 3, welters, 6 rounds, Enriko Gogokhia, 148lbs, of Oxnard, CA versus Joaquin Delarosa, 149lbs of Victoria, Mexico #RisingStars
Big first round for Gogokhia, he looks like he could end this at any moment.
seconds into round 2 Gogokhia scored a knockdown. Ref. Mike Ortega lets it continue but Gogokhia had DeLaRosa hurt and finishes him at 1:27.
Enriko Gogolhia improves to 6-0 (3) with this stoppage of Joaquin DeLaRosa, welterweights (

Bout 4, Kevin Asmat, 128lbs, of North Bergen, NJ, versus Rafael Castillo Rosendo, 122lbs, of the Bronx, NY, 4 rounds, feathers #Risingstars
that was a very evenly matched 1st round. Rosendo is making his pro-debut and he is not the least bit intimidated here.
Rosendo doing most of the pressing and landing, Asmat trying to fend him off.
Asmat controlled rnd three. He needs this last round to get a draw in my opinion. Rosendo got the worst of some excessive officiating in 3rd.
wow, that was a fun fight. Huge final round for Asmat. No knockdowns but he nailed Rosendo repeatedly with clean shots in final seconds.
The scorecards are all identical 39-37 x 3 all for Kevin Asmat who improves his record to 3-1 (2). Rosendo backs into the pro ranks at 0-1

Bout 5, @Cassius_Chaney of New London, CT versus Jon Bolden of Brooklyn, NY 6 rounds, heavyweights
Chaney is down after two chopping right hands... it continues...
tough first round for @Cassius_Chaney but he recovered well and scored with several hard uppercuts in close in final minute. #RisingStars
Ref. Danny Schiavone kinda yells at the fighters every time he breaks them
Chaney rocked again, and it was ruled a knockdown cuz the ropes held him up. Huge uppercut from Bolden did the damage.
@Cassius_Chaney hurt Bolden in the final seconds of round 2. Not enough to swing it in his favor but Bolden went to his stool hurting.
Chaney had a decent third but may have given it away laying on the ropes in final minute. He's way down in points after 2 knockdowns.
the score here could be 30-27 for Bolden after 3. That's a deep hole to climb out of for Cassius Chaney.
big left hook from @Cassius_Chaney seemed to rattle Bolden.
Bolden looks pretty gassed-out here. Cassius Chaney won the fourth round. He's going to need to turn up the pressure here.
After suffering a knockdown early in the round Cassius Chaney battles back against Jon Bolden in the final moments of the second:
I saw it even at 57-57 but if ringside judges gave Chaney the 3rd round he'll remain undefeated. Good test 4 him @ this stage of his career
here's the scorecards... after 6, all three judges saw it 56-55 x 3 all in favor of @Cassius_Chaney who moves to 11-0 (5) 
@Cassius_Chaney says last night he dreamed his opponent was going to charge him & drop him and it happened. But he got right up & came back

Lots of background noise here but Cassius Chaney tells us he dreamed...

Bout 6
Crespo comes to the ring to the music of the Late James Brown, The Big Payback! This is his chance at revenge & redemption!
Nate Green comes to the ring with undefeated prospect @KOKINGROSA and is wearing the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness on his trunks
here we go... #ElmCityWar
Crespo got caught with several hard lefts from the southpaw stance of Green but it was a close 1st. Green won it. Both guys a bit tentative
1st minute of Green-Crespo: ( 
Looks like Green is bleeding pretty heavily. He was cut last month in a bout in Puerto Rico and that may have just reopened
Green really digging at Crespo's body. Crespo needs to pick up the pace. 
The cut over Green's eye is in a bad spot & there was some urgency in his fighting in that second. Crespo landed harder in 2nd. 
Green just landed a great right hook but Crespo walked right through it. 
Crespo just lost point on a dumb infraction. He reached over his own head to smack at Green in a clinch & Ref. Schiavone didn't care for it
I have this 30-26 for Green going into round 4. 
Green is bleeding here but it doesn't seem to be bothering him. Crespo needs to rally. They may stop this...due to the cut
They seem to have halted it due to the cut. We're going to the cards it seems.
Was the cut caused by a punch or a butt? Did referee Schiavone ever tell us? Not very clearly if he did cuz we missed it.
There seems to be a little bad blood still simmering here between the camps and this finish didn't help
well, this announcer has told us that all three judges had it the same, all for Nate Green who remains undefeated but the scores? don't know
Tough, dissatisfying result. Interestingly, all they completed this time was 4 rounds, the same distance they went 6 years ago. #ElmCityWar

Main Event, Elvin Ayala of New Haven, CT versus Vaughn Alexander of Saint Louis, MO 10 rounds, middles #RisingStars
Elvin Ayala looks to be in pretty great shape here tonight and he's giving Alexander some wrinkles but the Missourian should be up 2-0
Ayala is jabbing very well here. Alexander beating him with short harder shots but it's Ayala who's busier.
Alexander landing well to the body in round four.
Alexander's nose looks to be badly broken and bleeding. His mouth is wide open. Ayala may have done it with one of many, many jabs.
Alexander definitely throwing punches with bad intentions in that fifth. He's gotta be swallowing lots of blood. His nose looks crooked.
Vaughn Alexander fighting through what looks to be a badly broken nose. Ayala reluctant to press the action (
Ayala starting to press the action here in the seventh. Landed a hard uppercut to that battered nose.
Holy crap!! a huge right hand from Vaughn Alexander makes Ayala's legs go rubbery and down he goes. Ref. Ortega waves it off.
a mini version of Louis vs. Conn here. Ayala was opening up, trying 2 do more while Alexander was bleeding but he opened himself up too much
Alexander via TKO 7, ref. Mike Ortega stops the bout at 1:42. Vaughn Alexander improves to 11-0 (8) while Elvin Ayala drops to 30-9-1 (13)
That's it from here, folks! Our ringside wrap-up will be up a little later! Thanks for all the follows and RTs! #RisingStars