You know, I just can't walk past a mirror without taking a self portrait.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Arreola - Harper, Premier Boxing Champions; 2015.03.13

Despite too short of a training camp and an obviously injured right arm (elbow?) Heavyweight Chris Arreola was able however to get past Curtis Harper. Arreola dropped Harper in the 1st round, but then was unable to put it away. His injured right becoming more of a factor as the fight progressed! It was a unanimous decision in a 8 round contest.
Here are some images from that contest:








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Special thanks to Goossen Promotions, Premier Boxing Champions and Magna Media

Monday, March 9, 2015

Jason Quigley vs Lanny Dardar - 2015.03.06 Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club

Golden Boy Promotions launched its kick off event in its new LA Fight Club Series last Friday night (March 6) with a total of 8 scheduled bouts. The venue was the Belasco Theater and the house was sold out.
Middleweight Jason Quigley improved to 4-0-0 (4 KO's) with his 1st round KO of Lanny Dadar. Dardar was down twice in the first round before referee Tom Taylor stopped the fight when Dardar on the ropes could no longer defend himself. Another impressive win for Quigley, who in his 4 matches has only boxed a total of 6 rounds.
By the way the stopage occurred at 1:34 of the first round, thats 2KD's and a KO in a fat minute and a half!

Here are some images from that short contest shot from a less than desirable camera position;











Special thanks to Rachel Charles, Sheer Sports Management, Iron Boxing Gym, Golden Boy Promotions.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gassiev - Smith ; All Star Boxing 2015.01.23

In his first fight in the USA Cruiserweight Murat Gassiev was matched with Terrence Smith, a bout that was scheduled for 8 rounds. Prior to the fight I ran into Gassiev's trainer Abel Sanchez, Abel said Murat is " 3G incarnate". Those are big shoes (or should i say big gloves) to fill. Well I was not going to be disappointed. Gassiev took  his time leveling crushing blow after crushing blow on his opponent. Smith was battered for 3 rounds, in the 4th all he could do was hold on and not let go. The referee finally disqualified Smith for holding in the 4th, although I actually saw Smith telling his corner he did not want to continue.

Here are images from that contest;











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Special thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Boxing.



Duffus - Reynolds : All Star Boxing 2015.01.23

It took only a few punches for Panamanian Cruiserweight Israel Duffus to end Jamel Reynolds' evening. The first round KO came in just under the 3 minute mark, when Israel's vicious left sent Reynolds to the canvas.

Here are images from that contest;








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Many thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Boxing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day - Fox: 2015.01.09 ShoBox & DiBella Entertainment at the Morongo Casino Resort

Light Middleweights Patrick Day and Alantez Fox battled for 8 rounds. The 5'9" Day had power and the 6'5" Fox showed he could take a punch. Both undefeated. In the end Alantez Fox won by a majority decision. Definitely a tough one to call!

Here are some images from that contest;











Special thanks to Lou DiBella Entertainment, ShoBox, and The Morongo Casino Resort.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Martin - McCreary: 2015.01.09 ShoBox & DiBella Entertainment at the Morongo Casino Resort

Heavyweight Charles Martin improves to 19(17 KOs)-0-1 with his 1st round KO of Damon McCreary. Although the round ended at 2:21 only a few punches were thrown, McCreary was demonstrating his footwork running around the ring. When they finally did come together McCreary rather quickly found himself lying on the deck.

Here are a few images;







Special thanks to Lou DiBella Entertainment, King Sports Worldwide and The Morongo Casino Resort

As always all images are copyright Peter Politanoff / RedStarImage and cannot be reproduced without explicit consent.