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Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013.12.21; Brian True vs Jose Hernandez - All Star Promotions

In what you could almost call a grudge march, both fighters battled to a draw last time they met, Brian True emerged victorious. A 2nd round KO dispatched Jose Hernandez.

Here are some images from that rematch;





The first knock down!



The second ended the fight!



Special thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Promotions.

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2013.12.21; Neeco Macias vs Roberto Duran - All Star Promotions

Neeco Macias made quick work of Roberto Duran, with a KO in the 1st round. Here are the images of the punch combination that ended the fight.









At this point referee Raul Caiz Sr stopped the fight.

Special thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Promotions

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Monday, December 23, 2013

2013.12.21; Andrae Carthron vs Helaman Olguin - All Star Promotions

Without a doubt the match of the evening was the second bout. Andrae Carthron from Los Angeles CA with an upside down record of 6-10-2 (2KOs) was matched up with a newcomer from Lancaster CA, Helaman Olguin 1-1-0. Carthron hadn't had a win since Sept. of 2011, his last 3 fights were losses (2 UD and one RTD), the RTD was to Glendy Hernandez who was to battle Charles Martin later that night, he desperately needed a win to keep his career alive. Carthron was knocked down twice in the first round by Olguin, but Carthron got back up each time and continued to fight. Carthron fought his heart out, took punch after punch, but gave out more then he received. Carthron knock Olguin down twice in the third, with referee Raul Caiz Jr stopping the fight with the second knock down. The win was very emotional for Carthron, one could certainly feel for him.

Here are images from the matchup;











Special thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Promotions.

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2013.12.21; Charles Martin vs Glendy Hernandez - All Star Promotions

Two undefeated fighters entered the ring for a scheduled 6 round bout, Charles Martin (12-0-1) training out of Henry Tillman Boxing Club in Carson and Glendy Hernandez (10-0) from Canal Point FL. As they say when it's a match up between two undefeateds, "one of those 0's has got to go". The fight didn't go the scheduled 6, Martin dropped Hernandez in the 2nd and it was down hill for the Cuban born fighter from then on. Hernandez, retiring with an injury, didn't answer the bell for the 5th round. Martin remains undefeated and improves to 13-0-1.

Here are images from that fight;








The corner looks on as the fight is called by referee Raul Caiz Jr.



Special thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Promotions

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2013.12.21; Hamilton Ventura vs Galen Brown - All Star Promotions

Brazilian cruiserweight Hamilton Ventura improved on his undefeated record (13-0-1, 11KOs) with a TKO over veteran fighter Galen Brown (41-25-1, 24KOs). Referee Jerry Cantu stopped the fight in the 4th, when it was apparent that Brown could no longer defend himself.

Here are images from that fight;










Special thanks to Ed Holmes and All Star Promotions.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Lateef Kayode - Gary Shaw Productions, Chumash Casino 2013.12.06

Lateef Kayode, as a Cruiserweight was undefeated with an 18-0 record with 14 KO's. His last outing was ruled a no contest after Antonio Tarver tested for a banned substance. So Kayode decided to move up in weight. This match up against Travis Fulton an established boxer and MMA combatant (50+ bouts as a boxer and 300 MMA) was Lateef's debut as a heavyweight. Kayode was true to style dominating the fight with the referee stopping the fight at 1:33 in the second round.

Here are selected images from that fight;









Many thanks to Chumash Casino and Gary Shaw Productions.

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