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

Friday, December 28, 2012

Manhattan Beach Pier - 2012.12.28

Great day at the beach, the surf wasn't bad either. Here are todays shots. I really should finish editing the boxing images from 12.21, but I find this a good distraction.

Stars, Stripes & Surf - a great winters day at the beach.

Chris Wilson sits in his car waiting for the tide to drop.

John Zack has a very good day, really good lefts all day morning long. He threw in a few good rights just for good measure.

Chris comes in and catches a few large ones.

But the day really belonged to South African pro, Rosy Hodge. Lefts and rights, insides and out. 
Nice session.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Manhattan Beach Pier - 2012.12.27

Big and sloppy at the MB pier today. The surf that is! Here are some images from this mornings session.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

12.21.2012 Bash Boxing 'Season Beatings'

Just got home from the weigh ins for tomorrow nights event at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood. A large fight card, 12 bouts. The main event, Cleotis ' Mookie' Pendarvis (15-3-2, 5 KOs) defending his Junior Welterweight title against veteran boxer Michael 'Cold Blood' Clark (43-7-1, 18 KOs).

In addition super Middleweight Marat Kulumbegov (8-0-1, 5 KOs)

Heavyweights Charles Martin

Jonathan Hamm

As well as Cruiserweight Slava Shabransky will be fighting

All in all a great evening for boxing. Results, and obviously more photos to follow!

As always, all images are copyright Peter Politanoff / RedStarImage, and all international restrictions apply.

My thanks to Bash Boxing, Steven Bash, Team Pendarvis, PitchInk, and AAH!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Night of The Olympians - 5 Olympic Boxers Make Their Pro Debut

Last Friday (Nov 09, 2012), 5 members of the 2012 Men’s Olympic Boxing team made their pro debut. The Golden Boy Promotions event was held at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.
I had been photographing some of these athletes for well over a year. Not only following their amateur career, in addition their training for London as well . Consequently I had a very personal stake in this event, personal enough that I would drive 140 miles each way to cover it.
Here are some of the images from the 5 bouts, which incidentally were televised live on Showtime’s ‘ShoBox the Next Generation’. The images are presented in bouts fought order. As always all images are copyright PeterPolitanoff / RedStarImage, and cannot be reproduced without explicit consent!

All bouts were scheduled for 4 rounds.

Bantamweight - Raushee Warren defeated (UD) Luis Rivera  4/4

Heavyweight - Dominic Breazeale defeated (TKO) Curtis Tate  1/4

Referee Pat Russell checks out Tate before letting him get up.

Next up!
Light Heavyweight - Marcus Browne defeated (KO) Codale Ford 3/4

Light Middleweight - Errol Spence defeated (KO) Jonathan Garcia  3/4

And in the final match,
Middleweight - Terrell Gausha defeated (KO) Dustin Caplinger  2/4

Special thanks to Fantasy Springs Casino, GoldenBoy Promotions, and ShoBox.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Boxing / KO'd - 'Stopped By The Ref, No Decision Needed'

Last Thursday at the Florentine Gardens, Bash Boxing scheduled a 10 bout fight card. I was there primarily for  Vyacheslav Shabransky's (Cruiser Weight) debut, consequently I only shot the first 5 bouts. Of those first five bouts only one went beyond the first round. Hence the title - 'Stopped by the Ref, no decision needed.
Here are photos of those 4 knockouts.

Although Shabransky's opponent was taken out in a stretcher, he managed to be alert enough to flick someone off! I wonder whom. 

As always all photos are copyright Peter Politanoff / RedStarImage, and cannot be used without expressed permission.

All images shot with Canon 1DX Camera and Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.