Results: Reyes Wins Big; Nakash Stops Brunelli; Purnell Gates; Sylvester Lopez
Having declared prior to the fight that “My Time Is Now” lightweight contender Rolando Reyes stepped up to the plate on Saturday night with a crushing fifth round knockout of former world champion Julio Diaz at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX. Dropping Diaz twice in the fifth from a thunderous barrage of punches, the bout was stopped at the 2:17 mark by referee Gregorio Alvarez..
Article posted on 04.04.2009
The Reyes/Diaz scheduled ten rounder opened the Pay Per View broadcast of “LIGHTWEIGHT LIGHTNING” an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.
“I’ve been hearing it for years and I heard this week in Austin . Everyone thinks that I’m just a guy, not anything special, sort of a journeyman. But I proved them all wrong. Julio Diaz probably thought it was going to be a pretty easy win for him with me being a late replacement but I knew better” said the new pride of Oxnard , California .
“That’s how it’s been for me for years, I get overlooked or I get called to fight on short notice like the Jose Luis Castillo fight. But when I get a solid camp and can train properly for a fight, I can beat anyone, anywhere.”
The win improved Reyes’ record to 31-4-2 (20KO’s) and most certainly will see he move up in the rankings.
In regards to his future, the confident Reyes said, “I’ll fight anyone. Just give me the proper time to prepare and I’ll be ready to go. After a win against Julio Diaz, I’d like to fight the bigger names in the division in the future.”
Reyes is promoted by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions and guided by award winning manager Cameron Dunkin.
Said Koerner, “We’re very proud of Rolando for his big win. As a newer company that started last year, Rolando’s win really shines a terrific light on TKO BOXNG Promotions. He handled the opportunity perfectly and we’re looking to put him in another big fight in the near future.”
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Cortez Bey, Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, junior lightweight Mickey Bey Jr., featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.
NAKASH STOPS BRUNELLI IN SEVEN ON CUTS TO HIGHLIGHT “SPRING FLING” FIGHT CARD AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON
PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2009)—This past Friday night it was a festive atmosphere in front of a sold out crowd at The Legendary Blue Horizon as Ran Nakash remained undefeated by scoring a seventh round stoppage over Dave Brunelli in the battle of Israel and Italy that highlighted a terrific seven bout card that was dubbed “Spring Fling”
Nakash (18-0, 14 KO’s) of Haifa, Israel notched his ninth straight knockout as he made Brunelli’s nose bleed in round two and systematically took apart Brunelli (8-5) and cut Brunelli around both eyes which forced the ringside physician to stop the bout at 1:18 of round seven of the scheduled eight round bout.
In the co-feature, Julias Edmonds was all over Tyric Ribinson from the word go and made life very uneasy for Ribinson and scored a mild upset by scoring a unanimous decision in a six round Jr. Welterweight bout of Philadelphia natives.
Scores were 60-54, 60-54 and 58-56 for Edmonds, who is quickly becoming a Blue Horizon favorite.
Also on the undercard, cruiserweight Julio Cesar Matthews, featherweight Joselito Collado, welterweight Ronald Cruz and cruiserweight Taneal Goyco remained undefeated with unanimous decision victories
The fights were be broadcasted all over the world on www.gofightlive.tv and this great night of action is still available for viewing pleasure for $4.99
8 Rounds-Criserweights—Ran Nakash (18-0, 14 KO’s) 206 lbs, Haifa, Israel TKO 7 (1:18) over Dave Brunelli (8-5), 200 ½ lbs, Philadelphia, PA
6 Rounds-Jr. Welterweights—Julias Edmonds (5-3), 141 lbs, Philadelphia, PA UD (60-54, 60-54, 58-56) over Tyric Robinson (9-4-1), 144 lbs Philadelphia, PA
6 Rounds-Cruiserweights—Julio Cesar Matthews (7-0), 183 ½ lbs, Reading, PA UD (60-54, 60-54, 58-56 over William Gill (9-22), 184 1/.2 lbs, Toms River, NJ
6 Rounds-Featherweights--Joselito Colladp (7-0), 127 lbs, Queens, NY UD (59-55 on all cards) over Jason Rorie (2-3-2), 127 lbs of Winston-Salem, NC
4 Rounds—Jr. Lightweights—Paul Fernandez (4-2-1, 3 KO’s), 130 lbs, Philadelphia, PA TKO 4 (2:57) over Joseph Francisco (1-2), 132 ½ lbs, Jacksboro, TN
4 Rounds-Welterweights—Ronald Cruz (4-0), 141 lbs of Bethlehem, PA UD (40-36, 40-36 and 39-37) over Shannon Hill (1-1), 135 lbs, Pinneytown, OH
4 Rounds-Cruiserweights—Taneal Goyco (2-0), 191 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA UD (39-36 on all cards) Davit Davitashvili (0-2), 194 lbs, Philadelphia, PA
A Big night of Boxing returns to the Legendary Blue Horizon on May 15th when a rematch of Heavyweight proportions takes place as Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell will look to even the score with the man he knocked from the ranks of the undefeated when he battles Arron Lyons in a bout dubbed “Repeat or Revenge”
Peltz boxing returns to The Legendary Blue Horizon on May 1st
GATES IS BACK
By Jeff "Big Bazooka Linenfelser
Purnell "Knock U Out" Gates 15-1-12KO vs Ivan Ledon 12-6-11KO ( Former 1994 Cuban "Team Freedom" member), was the main event on Friday March 20th. With More than 2100 people crowded around the arena set up on a soccer field, Many of them the Boxers' friends and family, Gates pressed the action in round one, landing several effective left hands to the body droping Ledon 2 times in round 1, Ledon began to connect more in round two, but it was still Gates applying the pressure and being the aggressor. Flush body shots dropped Ledon and Gates ended the fight with a over hand right to end the night for Ledon. aAvictorious Gates explained his winning strategy. “The pressure and body was the key,” said Gates .
“My game was to get on him and stay on him, and put a lot of pressure on him". Gates is now 16-1-13ko's, the night raised money for The Gate, a gym that teaches boxing to inner-city kids and is run by Gates. The local Boxer said he is looking to step it up and fight, The best out their in the light middleweight & welterweight divison James like Kirkland, Zab Judah, and Andre Berto. He said he will fight in the states or over seas. For more info on purnell gates go to www.knockuout.com . He has asked that Top Rank, Golden Boy Promotions & Dibella Entertainment, would please set it up and up give him his shot.
LOPEZ WINS WBC INT'L TITLE
YOUNG prospect Sylvester Lopez demolished Korean national champion Jong-Nam Park in round 8 to win the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International super flyweight title Sunday night at Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City , Metro Manila, Philippines.
Lopez caught Park with vicious left hook to the body to send the 26-year old Korean on the canvass and referee Bruce McTavish stopped the fight at 2:16 of the round.
The 21-year old boxer of promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr. was comfortable ahead on three judges’ scorecard at the time of stoppage.
Sports editor Rey Danseco, who took an international boxing judge citation from Gabriel “Flash” Memorial Awards-Banquet of Champions recently being the first highly acclaimed judge to work in two world title bouts in Mexico City last year, scored the fight 69-61, Epifanio Almeda saw it 68-62 while the Korean official gave it 67-63 all in favor of Lopez.
Park went down three time from body shots in the first round, but he gave Lopez hard times, particularly in round 4.
Flores, 21-year old native of Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay, take his time and his patience paid off.
Lopez improved to 9-2-1 with six knockouts. He dedicated his victory to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and to the boxing fans.
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