Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Jonathan Chicas of San Francisco survived an early knockdown to prevail in Redwood City at Fox Theatre on Saturday
One of the better fights on the 6 bout card presented by Chargin Promotions, Paco Presents and Jorge Morron found Adolfo Landeros of Mexico City with 54 professional fights matched against Chicas, who improved to 10-1. The matchup at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City was tight with flash knockdown that put the Bay Area pro on the canvas early in the 6 round bout and behind on the scorecards. Jonathan kept his composure and pounded out a unanimous victory over the 22-31-2 Landeros.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Karim Mayfield signs 3 year deal with Top Rank for 3 fights per. San Francisco Welterweight making up for lost time.
One bout every 9 months doesn't cut it for a late bloomer like Karim Mayfield. At 32 without an amateur career, his time is now and it's up to Bob Arum and Top Rank to step up the pace. At 17-0 with 10 KO's, Mayfield has disposed of all comers, but none of them A list fighters. Karim is now part of a stable that includes big name welterweights. He's held his own at Wild Card Gym sparring Pacquiao, Tim Brandley and Devon Alexander. He also has trainer of the year Virgil Hunter adding to the "hard hitta" arsenal. Expect Karim Mayfield to be tested in a couple months. It will take some time before getting a shot at some of the marquee names in the division, but the overachieving Mayfield feels he's about to make up for lost time.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Bruno Escalante makes short work of Christian Salgado in Co-main on Don Chargin show at Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Born in the Philippines with formative years in Hawaii, Bruno Escalante is establishing himself as a hot prospect fighting for Don Chargin and training at Undisputed Gym in San Carlos. His engaging personality and ferocious style have made the Junior Bantamweight a Northern California fan favorite. Now 8-1-1 with 4ko's, Escalante dropped his Mexican foe twice in the opening stanza. Salgado fals to 4-2, and Bruno will step up his competition next time around.
Paul Mendez dominates Alfredo Contreras in Main Event at Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Don Chargin Promoter.
A packed Fox Theatre in Redwood City got the full 10 rounds from the Main Event unanimously won by Paul Mendez (12-2) from Salinas over the Mexican Contreras(13-16). The Super Middleweight bout, had no knockdowns a few exciting exchanges but otherwise a workmanlike efficient boxing display for the prospect who is 5-0 since joining Team Garcia of Salinas. Dedicating the fight to a pair of departed friends, and a boxing coach he never met, Paul Mendez got his rounds, a win, and a return bout July 26th at the same venue. Sy Sherman, a young friend who recently died from Cancer..Preston Freeman, Mendez' stablemate and close friend who was recently shot in his native St. Louis, and the late great Don Familton, who's son Dean proxies for his dad in the corner are all remembered by Paul and Team Garcia wearing bright yellow jackets with their names as a way to honor their departed team mates.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Floyd Mayweather, Robert Guerrero and Ruben Guerrero after Money's victory over The Ghost at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Showtime
"The Ghost " was the aggressor, but an elusive, quick and slick "Money" cashed in with right hands from all angles to stymie Robert Guerrero's upset bid. Floyd Mayweather won a lopsided unanimous decision with his trademark masterful defense and accurate right hand counters all night long. At 36, Mayweather showed no signs of slowing down, and in fact was far more mobile than his last win a year ago against Miguel Cotto. Despite a swollen right hand which landed consistently throughout the fight, Floyd scored on 60% of his power punches, while Robert's lead right was pawing rather than a snapping jab from his southpaw stance. The early rounds found Guerrero chasing the champion, but whenever danger loomed, Mayweather was able to tie up the pride of Gilroy, California. Floyd used his guile and style to stay out of harms way as The Ghost found mostly air with his attempted rough house tactics. That approach worked against Andre Berto in his last fight which earned Guerrero this shot at the World's #1 pound for pound fighter… but it was futile against the the defensive genius of Mayweather. Floyd was unable to score the knockout he sought, winning 117-111 on all scorecards, citing a damaged right hand for his failure to close the show. A September fight was on Floyd's calendar, but the swollen paw may delay his return to the ring. As for Guerrero, it's back to the drawing board. Now 31-2, Robert's father/trainer Ruben called Floyd a runner and a chicken after his son's failed attempt to chase, catch and crash Mayweather's chin. Guerrero did earn a reported $3 million, one tenth of the purse banked by Money Mayweather. So Floyd Mayweather moves to 44-0, with one fight down and 5 more to go toward his $250,000,000 contract with Showtime, retaining his WBC World Welterweight Title. Other fights found Mayweather Promotions fighter J'Leon Love surviving a knockdown to win a controversial unpopular decision over Gabe Rosado (21-7) in a middleweight 10 rounder. Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz (24-0) crushed former World title contender Alexander Munoz (36-5) by TKO in the 5th., earning the USBA Jr. Feather title. And Abner Mares earned the WBC Featherweight crown with a 9th round KO over defending champ Daniel "Ponce" Deleon.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner duke it out verbally at press conference announcing their match for June 22nd in Brooklyn at May Day in Sin City
WBA WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION PAULIE MALIGNAGGI & TWO-DIVISION CHAMPION ADRIEN BRONER SQUARED OFF AT THIS AFTERNOON'S LAS VEGAS PRESS CONFERENCE TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THEIR JUNE 22 TITLE BOUT AT AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN WHICH WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE ON SHOWTIME. THE TWO FLAMBOYANT BOXERS SHARED INSULTS, JOKED ABOUT THE SAME WOMAN THEY SHARED AND SET THE STAGE FOR THEIR CONFRONTATION IN MALIGNAGGI'S HOME TOWN. "THE PROBLEM" FOR BRONER WAS TO KEEP UP WITH THE QUICK WITTED AND FAST TALKING PAULIE WHO WAS A UNANIMOUS WINNER IN THIS PRE-FIGHT VERBAL BATTLE, ALTHOUGH ADRIEN HAD HIS MOMENTS.