thanks joseph for responding to my Questions appreciate it yeah amir imam should sign with golden boy but we see what don king do with him i think Amir imam and chris algeri would be a good matchup on shobox i just know whoever get in the ring with Amir imam better be ready they dont call him the young master for nothing he sharp and accurate with his punches he got good balance and stance even against the ropes his feet never to close he get good leverage on those body shots he a ring general in therePosted February 22, 2014 11:31 pm
Boxcino 2014 is good for the sport. Young, hungry up and coming fighters facing other prospects. Build it and they will come, as they say. Our regular bar had this boxing card going which is unusual nowadays.Posted February 22, 2014 7:05 pm
big head: “joseph what u Think of Amir imam last night it to early to say how far he going to go but He look like he the goods tho him being with don king dnt know if that a good move or bad move don King needs to keep him busy”
Very perceptive of you, Big Head!! Unfortunately, he really should get away from the Don…he is not what he used to be in this sport. First of all, he only stages four or five fight cards per year in his accelerated age, and more importantly, very few promoters like to do business with him because of the stipulations and demands he makes regarding his fighters.
But with all of that aside, Amir Imam is one bad dude!! Sky is the limit for this kid…I can see him becoming a serious threat to anyone at 140 and 147 as long as he continues to stay hungry and focused.
Mental and physical toughness and maturity with heavy hands and explosive power…this kid seemingly has it all!!Posted February 22, 2014 3:35 pm
You would know Joel Diaz from his signature sunglasses…he always wears them because of a detached retina injury that left him blind in one eye.
The warrior JD always wears shades in public now.Posted February 22, 2014 3:30 pm
solid night of action-packed boxing. the final scores obviously gave the nod to Gonzalez’s “slicker” style but Mendoza earned most of the action points, which should’ve earned him the draw-breaker. tough loss that few in attendance agreed with.Posted February 22, 2014 3:12 pm
“I should have known that Carcamo would have shown much improvement after working with a real perfectionist and slave driver like trainer Joel Diaz…working on an article generated from an interview with Joel right now concerning his hard punching bada$$!!”
Joseph, do you know if Joel was at the Boxcino weigh-in? I was sitting right in front of Carcamo’s team while waiting for the weigh-in to start. We were discussing Carcamo’s beautifully designed boxing trunks. I’m wondering if I was talking to Joel and didn’t even recognize him? I don’t think so though. One of his seconds was translating for me though when I asked Carcamo a few questions.Posted February 22, 2014 2:41 pm
joseph what u Think of Amir imam last night it to early to say how far he going to go but He look like he the goods tho him being with don king dnt know if that a good move or bad move don King needs to keep him busyPosted February 22, 2014 1:58 pm
All I can say is…more tournaments in every division, please!!!
Thank you, Artie!!Posted February 22, 2014 1:58 pm
chris Rudd going to have his Hands full with Petrov tough matchup petrov is a more sharper puncher then amidu and harder puncher to better Technique throw the more straighter punches toPosted February 22, 2014 1:44 pm
Very solid synopsis, Hidalg0!!
I was shocked concerning how good both Petrov and Carcamo looked last night. I’ve seen the both of them several times, and it seems that both fighters really learned a lot from their respective previous mistakes in the ring.
I should have known that Carcamo would have shown much improvement after working with a real perfectionist and slave driver like trainer Joel Diaz…working on an article generated from an interview with Joel right now concerning his hard punching bada$$!!Posted February 22, 2014 1:30 pm
Mendoza was robbed. Gonzalez has no future in boxing.Posted February 22, 2014 12:52 pm
the Way Petrov and carcamo looked they look like they Facing Each Other in the finals but still never know what can happen tho this time it going to 8 rounds so it gives everybody a enough time to work with Somthing so i wouldn count gonzales and chris rudd out but the Way gonzales was gettng hit in His fight if he get hit like that by Carcamo then he hitting the canvas so he better tighten up that defensePosted February 22, 2014 12:17 pm
It was a great night of fighting from my ringside seat.
My breakdown of the lightweight tournament fights:
Rudd/Amidu: Even though Rudd pulled out a split decision win over Amidu, I along with a number of fans watching the fight live thought Amidu won the bout within the first six rounds. But it was close. I figured it was going to go to the 7th however and I knew that if it did, Rudd would pull out the win. Amidu threw little and landed less in the 7th round. His inactivity cost him the fight. Chris is a talented boxer.
Petrov/Papazpv:In the second fight, Petrov and Papazov really put on a banging show. Both men were throwing powerful shots often–and landing them–but Petrov’s superior boxing skills and ring I.Q. really started to show in the 4th round as he was more accurate landing more punches, and Papazov started to wilt under Petrov’s mixed attack. Fans at the E-Center could hear the punches land as these two guy slugged it out. It was one of the best fights of the night and Petrov won in impressive style. He truly is a world-class fighter.
Gonzalez/Mendoza: The Gonzalez/Mendoza matchup was intriguing. Mendoza appeared to have greater power but Gonzalez clearly was the better boxer. Still Mendoza pressed Gonzalez throughout the fight and was swarming and mauling him and had Gonzalez on the ropes often. Even though “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez boxed very well he didn’t seem to have the sense of urgency he needed for a six-round bout. He certainly is smooth, and it was a pleasure to watch him consistently evade punches with the very slightest movement of his head, but he needed to be more aggressive and to throw more punches. Mendoza came out like a bull in the sixth round, arms flying, and I along with about 80% of the fans in the arena thought Mendoza was going to get the win. But the nod went to Gonzalez and pretty much the whole arena was booing the decision. Mendoza got a standing ovation and poor Gonzalez looked bewildered.
Carcamo/Neequaye: Not much to say about this bout except that Carcamo had Neequaye figured out, and hurt, by the end of the first round. Carcamo delivered crisp, concise punches that had Neequaye in trouble and down in the first round. and after that it was all downhill for Samuel. In the second round Carcamo came out strong and hard and hurt Neequaye again early, pounding him on the ropes and I thought referee Jay Nady was going to stop the bout at that point. But Neequaye managed to get off the ropes for a few moments only to be blasted against the ropes on the other side of the ring at which point Nady stopped the fight. Impressive performance by Carcamo.
Petrov looks to make it all the way to the finals, no matter who he faces. He has a nice combination of skill and power and he’s going to pose a serious threat to anyone he faces. If Carcamo stays as sharp as he was last night, he’ll also be very tough to beat. I expect him to make it to a final face-off with Petr Petrov.
For anyone who didn’t get to see the tournament live, this was a great boxing event. when and where else can you have the opportunity to watch so many fighters in one night? Great show!Posted February 22, 2014 11:54 am