News: R.A. the Rugged Man vs Mayweather; Chazz Witherspoon; Jodi Esquibel
Legendary rapper R.A. the Rugged Man got into a heated battle with legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather and R.A went at it on Sirius Eminem’s Shade 45 Show recorded on October 29th. R.A The Rugged man calls Floyd out on why he doesn’t fight the best and his handpicking of opponents. The interview gets heated and the two go back and forth. R.A The Rugged Man holds nothing back and tells Floyd Mayweather Jr. how he and many boxing fans feel on why he hasn’t fought Pacquiao, Cotto, Mosley, Paul Williams and others. Click here to listen to the interview:
RA's Legendary Classics Vol.1, a two-disc collection album, hit stores this week.
Chazz Witherspoon, Victor Vasquez, Tony Ferrante and Tommie Speller vs. Jameel Wilson headline a big night of boxing at the Arena
PHILADELPHIA (OCTOBER 30, 2009)—It will be a sensational night of boxing on Friday night December 11th as Greg Robinson’s Power Productions Boxing Ringside presents a night of boxing featuring some of the best local talent in the area that will be headlined by local return of one of the top heavyweights in the world in Chazz Witherspoon.
The nine bout card will take place at The Arena in South Philadelphia.
Witherspoon of Paulsboro, New Jersey brings in a record of 26-1 with eighteen knockouts and is riding a three fight knockout streak since his only blemish to former world title challenger Chris Arreola on June 21st, 2008.
Since then, Witherspoon has stopped Adam “The Swamp Donkey” Richards (22-1), Travis Fulton and Willie Perryman.
This will be Witherspoon’s first area appearance since February 15, 2008 when he stopped Jonathan Haggler in four rounds in Sewell, New Jersey.
Witherspoon’s opponent for the eight round main event will be announced shortly.
Fresh off of his emphatic victory over Tyric Robinson on October 16th, the popular Victor Vasquez will see action in a six round Lightweight bout.
Vasquez, 10-3 with five knockouts put on his most complete performance to date as he boxed well and showed improved defense in his first fight under new trainer Chris Rotella.
Vasquez will take on a opponent to be named.
Undefeated and popular are two words to describe light heavyweight Tony Ferrante and on December 11th he will be in the ring to risk that record in front of his hundreds of adoring fans.
Ferrante of Northeast Philadelphia has a record of 8-0 with half of those wins coming early. In his last bout, Ferrante scored a very tough and hard earned majority decision over tough Billy Bailey on July 10th at The Arena.
In a six round Light Heavyweight bout, it will be an all Philadelphia showdown as Tommie “Big Poppa” Speller battles Jameel “Black Gold” Wilson.
Speller of Philadelphia has a record of 4-3 with three knockouts and is desperate to get back in the win column as he has dropped three in a row that includes his last bout where he and Mario Mina engaged in a four round war before Speller dropped the four round unanimous decision on October 16th at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
Wilson of Philadelphia is even more desperate as he has dropped five in a row and is 0-12-1 in his last thirteen against top flight competition such as Tarvis Simms, Antuon Echols, LaJuan Simon, and Elvir Muriqi.
Wilson is now 13-16-3 with eight knockouts is coming off an eight round unanimous decision defeat to Willie Williams (11-2) last November 26 in Maryland.
“This fight is what Philly boxing is all about”, said Greg Robinson, CEO of Power Productions.
“This is a Philly turf war and there can be only one winner.”
South Philly’s John Mecurio (3-0, 3 KO’s) will take on an opponent to be named in a four round Heavyweight bout.
Impressive Super Featherweight, Coy Evans (5-0-1) will risk his undefeated mark in a four round bout.
Lou Rodriguez (1-0) of Philadelphia will take part in a four round Welterweight tussle.
Freakish 6’4” inch Middleweight, Derrick Webster (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ will make his third appearance at The Arena in a four round bout.
Rounding out the card will be Wahid Raheem (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a four round Super Featherweight bout. Raheem is the brother of Lightweight contender Zahir Raheem.
Tickets for this fantastic evening of boxing cost Ringside $125 for VIP 75, $65 for Box Seats and $40 for Floor seats and can be purchased by calling 215-240-9987 or 267-912-8747.
Jodi Esquibel to face Becky “La Guererra” Garcia on “Bad Blood” undercard
On December 4, 2009 Jodie Esquibel (5-4-1 1 KO Albuquerque, NM) will meet Becky “La Guererra” Garcia (5-1 3 KOs Los Angeles, CA) in an 8 round Strawweight bout as the semi main event on the “Bad Blood” Holm vs. Hernandez undercard. Esquibel’s last two fights have been for World Titles, her first world title shot was October 23, 2008 against Carina Moreno for the WBC female Minimumweight Title and WIBA Minimumweight Title but Jodi came up short losing by a 9th round TKO. Esquibel said Moreno was her toughest opponent to date and would like a rematch. On July 25, 2009 at the City Gymnasium in Bucheon, South Korea, Ji Hyun Park won a 10 round decision over Esquibel for the IFBA Strawweight World Title scores were 95-97, 92-98, 91-99. Becky “La Guererra” Garcia was undefeated up until her last fight in February, 2008 where she lost a 4 round unanimous decision against Suzzanah Warner. Garcia is currently training out of the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, CA under the watchful eye of veteran trainer Jesse Reid.