Boxing News: Chambers KOs Castillo, Tsurkan Ready For Angulo
PHILADELPHIA (OCTOBER 3, 2008)—“Fast” Eddie Chambers made his homecoming bout a successful one as he took care of stubborn Livin Castillo at 2:59 of round five of their scheduled eight round bout the headlined a six bout card at The Legendary Blue Horizon. Chambers was effective as he used his decided hand speed advantage to land an assortment of punches that kept Castillo from getting comfortable at any point in the fight..
Article posted on 04.10.2008
Chambers finally turned up the heat by hurting Castillo late in round five and finished him off with a left that was followed by a right. Castillo turned his back in an effort to have the fight stopped as he was under heavy assault from the IBF number-seven ranked Heavyweight in the world.
“He was a tough guy. I hit him with some good shots and I know I hurt him a few times” said a victorious Chambers.
“I played with him a little too much and I should have had him out there before that. I am going to get right back in the gym and look for something bigger maybe in December.”
Castillo was taken to the hospital after the fight with an apparent jaw injury.
The co-feature was a successful American debut from Anna “The Viking Princess” Ingman as the undefeated Swedish fighter scored a unanimous decision over Cimberly Harris in a six round ladies Jr. Middleweight bout.
Ingman showed very good boxing technique as she used a nice jab to set up some solid right’s and hooks off the jab to win on all cards by scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56.
The fight of the night saw Joselito Collado score a four round unanimous decision over David Orosco in a Featherweight bout that had the crowd on their feet for much of the twelve minutes.
Collado floored Orosco once but Orosco showed no quit and scored some tremendous flurries of his own.
The card was promoted by Vernoca L. Michael & Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc along with Goossen-Tutor & Score America
Eddie Chambers (32-1, 18 KO’s), 219 lbs of Philadelphia TKO 5 (2:59) over Livin Castillo (14-6, 9 KO’s), 205 lbs of Atlantic City, NJ
Anna Ingman, (6-0, 1 KO), 151 lbs of Karlstad, Sweden UD 6 (60-54, 59-55, 58-56) over Cimberly Harris (5-13), 146 lbs of Tampa, FL
Darren Fallen (11-6-1), 149 lbs of Philadelphia SD 6 (59-56, 58-56, 56-58) over Carlos Pena (5-16-2), 151 lbs of Lowell, Mass
Joselito Collado (5-0, 2 KO’s), 127 ˝ lbs of Queens, NY UD 4 (40-35, 40-35, 39-37) over David Orosco (0-2), 122 lbs of Atlanta
Carlos Zambrano (3-0), 128 lbs of Patterson, NJ UD 4 (40-35, 40-35, 40-35) over Rasool Shakoor (1-4-1) 128 ˝ lbs of Jackson, MI
Donta Woods (1-0, 1 KO), 173 ˝ lbs of Atlanta TKO 3 (0:19) over Shawn Guzman (0-1), 175 lbs of Orlando, FL
TSURKAN TO ANGULO:COME PREPARED
Andrey Tsurkan (26-3, 17KO) weighed in today at a ripped 153 3/4 lbs while his opponent Alfredo Angulo (13-0, 10KO) weighed in at 154 lbs for their 10 round jr. middleweight contest tomorrow night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. The card is being broadcast live on HBO's Boxing After Dark. The Tsurkan vs. Angulo fight will be the co- feature to that evenings spectacular triple header. In the opening bout of the night Sergio Martinez (43-1-1, 23KO) takes on Alex Bunema (30-5-2, 16KO) for the interim version of the WBC's jr. middleweight title. In the main event of the evening Yuriokis Gamboa (11-0, 9KO) battles Marcos Ramirez (25-0, 16KO) in a ten round contest of undefeated featherweights.
Tsurkan who is known for his intense conditioning looked to be in excellent shape and was very calm and confident following the weigh-in. "I'm ready to go. I am very confident going into this fight. This guy is not better than me. This guy has not trained harder than me. This guy has not fought the same level of competition as me. He is not superman, he is Angulo, so what. I know he has been talking a lot but the talking stops tomorrow night. He better be prepared for a war, because I know I am," stated a focused Tsurkan.
Tickets are still on sale and could be purchased at $150, $100, and $50. For tickets and information, call the Pechanga Resort & Casino at 1-877-711-2WIN.
Doors open at 5PM, with first bell scheduled at 6PM local time.
HBO will televise the tripleheader at 10:05PM ET/PT.
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