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Andrade Stops Romero; Klinefelter Wins Again; Gabor Veto stops Hajdin

2007 amateur world champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian, Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade made his second consecutive appearance on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" this Friday at the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, TX and improved his record to 4-0, 4KO. Andrade who opened the March 6th FFN telecast with a first round annihilation of Tom Joseph, once again showed why many consider him to be the top amateur prospect to come out of the 2008 Olympics, by dismantling Arnulfo Javier Romero (3-4, 1KO), scoring a TKO at 2:53 of the second round. The bout was promoted by Andrade's co-promoters, Art Pelullo's Banner Promotions, and Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing..

Andrade used his blinding hand speed and tremendous power to completely dominate Romero from the opening bell dropping him with a heavy barrage of punches just as the first round was coming to an end.

Romero showed heart, but had no answer for Andrade's speed. A huge counter left uppercut in the second round from Andrade put Romero flat on his back. The referee began his count but Romero was in no shape to continue as the referee called a halt to the contest.

Only 21-years-old, Andrade continues to be impressive each time out, and although it is still early in his career, there is no question he has the skills and ability to become an absolute superstar in the years to come.


Klinefelter Wins Again!

Grand Rapids, Michigan - Late Friday night at the Woodlawn Sports Complex, Iowa City native and University of Iowa Accounting graduate student Emily "the Enforcer" Klinefelter moved to 3-0 as a professional boxer with a 4-round unanimous decision over Michigan's Brenda Rodriguez (now 1-5). Klinefelter scored a knockdown in the 1st round and earned a standing-8 (legal in Michigan) in the 4th, but the tough and scrappy Rodriguez proved that she was game to the core, fighting hard throughout.The bout was a credit to women's boxing and had the crowd abuzz about what was dubbed the fight of the night. All three judges scorecards had Klinefelter winning 40-34.


Gabor Veto stops Perparim Hajdini on Klitschko-undercard!

21st March 2009 - Varpalotan (Hungary) hometown hero Gabor Veto (3-0, 3 Kos) outclassed Perparim Hajdini (1-1) in winning an impressive second round TKO in a lightweight clash on the undercard of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko’s title defence against Juan Carlos Gomez on Saturday night at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany.

This was Veto’s first bout in front of such a large crowd (12‘500 spectators) and the first real challenge for the former member of Hungarian amateur national team. The opponent Perparim Hajdini from Albania won his pro debut against former Russian vice-amateur-champion Sergej Bykov and then had a no-decision against the IBF World Youth Champion Ali Chusseinov . Veto was in command the whole way and broke Hajdini methodically down, Hajdini an ex-featherweight Albanian amateur champion, was no match for Veto who landed some good punches in a dominant round one. In the second round Veto landed several power shots to the head and body of the Albanian. Hajdini’s face was bloodied in the second round and the fight was waved off by referee Herbert Urich.

Veto said after the fight “I am happy that I could win also my third professional-fight by the way of knockout. It is very special and makes me proud to fight in such a big arena in a Klitschko-event with so many famous people of the boxing-business.” Veto was called after his fight and congratulated by one of his favorite boxers in Koko Kovacs.

Optimum Sports Agency have plans to bring Veto to the US to fight in September, where he will be based out of Gleason’s Gym in New York. Manager Oliver Duetschler said that Veto’s first fight in his home country is scheduled in Varpalota on July 25th, 2009.

Article posted on 21.03.2009



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