Archive for October 21st, 2013

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October 21, 2013 – by Julie Goldsticker/Press Release (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA opened competition at the SportAccord World Combat Games in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sunday with two American boxers competing in first round action. Light welterweight Nicholas Jefferson (Tacoma, Wash.) boxed in men’s division competition while middleweight Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) kicked off tournament action for the women. Jefferson battled Bulgaria’s Ivo Jordanov in his first international bout at the Yubileiny Sports Complex in the afternoon session. The American made his international debut a successful one, pulling out a 2-1 decision over Jordanov in their light welterweight contest. He will compete in semifinal action on Tuesday afternoon, facing off with Ukraine’s Aleksandr Read more […]

Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin Reaches Animal Status

Posted: 21st October 2013 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
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  Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (L) takes it to Ronald “Winky” Wright  NEW YORK (October 21, 2013) – The odds are heavily in favor of Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs) hitting the canvas at least once this Saturday night during his world title fight challenge against undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs), airing on Showtime Championship Boxing, live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. WBO No. 11-rated Rosado going down has less to do with the quality of his chin or durability, rather a credit to Quillin’s awesome power. Quillin’s 29 opponents have been dropped a total of 31 times, including an amazing 10 knockdowns in his last two fights, both in world championship competition, against Fernando Guerrero Read more […]

Melson to Face Unbeaten Knockout Artist Chris Gilbert December 4!

Posted: 21st October 2013 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
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New York, NY (October 21, 2013) – Rising junior middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson of New York City takes a step up in competition when he faces undefeated power puncher Chris “Gumby” Gilbert in the eight round main event of Broadway Boxing Wednesday, December 4 at BB King Blues Club in Time Square. Melson, a 2003 West Point grad, has an excellent 12-1-1 record with 4 wins by knockout. Since turning pro in November 2010, Melson’s donated 100% of his fight purses, thirteen which went to Justadollarplease.org to help support America’s first trial to cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries and the other to help a friend who had a young son with cancer. The selfless southpaw’s been featured on HBO Real Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo.com, ESPN.com and various other media Read more […]