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News: Gabor Veto; Truax vs Williams; Danny Garcia

Saturday night at the ArteCad Arena in Tramelan, Switzerland, the 21 year old Gabor Veto (15-0) made short work of it defeating the tough Kenyan Omari Ramadan (7-4) to win the WBC Youth World Lightweight title. The WBC number 24 Veto, showed excellent boxing skills to score a 3rd round TKO after Ramadan seemingly quit after receiving a lot of punishment. The first round was a feeling out stage as both boxers showed respect for one another. Veto landed some good combinations to the head and body of Ramadan on occasions but both fighters seemed tentative to take a risk..

In the second round, the Kenyan Ramadan tried to press the action a little more. This was Ramadan’s second attempt at a Youth title previously losing in 9 rounds in an attempt for the Global Boxing Council Youth title in Germany in 2008. Veto’s defense was good and most of Ramadan’s shots where blocked while Veto seemed always in control. Ramadan was warned several times by referee Fabian Guggenheim for having his head too low. Veto found a target for his jab and landed it often.

Going into the 3rd round, Ramadan appeared a little tired and Veto sensing this, picked up the pace. Veto started to land his shots at will with Ramadan having no answer for the speed and power of Veto. Veto caught Ramadan with a good combination to the head and at that point Omari Ramadan, who seemed overwhelmed, turned his back and walked to his corner signaling the end of the fight.

Gabor Veto was crowned the WBC Youth World Lightweight Champion. Veto from Varpalota, Hungary remains undefeated and raises his record to 16-0 (13KO) while Omari Ramadan falls to 7-5-1.

The WBC vice president Rex Walker from Colorado, USA was the night’s supervisor and presented Veto with his new belt. There was a good crowd on hand at the ArteCad arena which included the Hungarian ambassador Dr. Erszebeth Nagy.

The WBC Youth World Champion Gabor Veto said: "I am very happy to have won this wonderful title. When I started boxing almost 10 years ago I never thought that I would one day win such a title. My dream came true and I will try to continue my way to the top! "


Truax Out for Revenge against Williams!

When Osseo’s Caleb Truax dropped a devastating decision to Minneapolitan Phil Williams in the 2005 Minnesota Golden Gloves, his sights were set on immediate revenge. Mission failed. Williams jolted to the professional ranks just one year later and Truax followed shortly thereafter.

“I always wanted payback”, Truax said looking back to the defeat from five years ago. “The problem was he turned pro before the next Golden Gloves tournament so it wasn’t possible.”

This Friday at the St. Paul Armory, Truax will have his long awaited shot at redemption; though it won’t be easy. As professionals, the two Minnesotans have taken different paths. Williams, 11-3 (10 KO’s), is recognized for his devastating one punch power. He knocked a number of opponents out cold, becoming a YouTube hit in the process, but has suffered three setbacks of his own.

At 14-0 (9 KO’s), Truax is a gifted boxer-puncher known for thoroughly punishing opponents before ending their night. With the always dangerous Williams eager to get back on track following two tough defeats, Truax recognizes the importance of sticking to the game plan.

“I feel that I will outbox him” said the University of Minnesota graduate. “I respect his power but he doesn’t throw the sharpest punches, so I don’t think he will be able to catch me. He will feel my power if anything because I have nine knockouts and have stopped some rugged opponents.”

In addition to personal bragging rights, the winner can claim to be the top local fighter with Minnesota’s State Super Middleweight championship set to be on the line in this highly anticipated ten round main event.

The co-feature matches up dynamic power punching heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell of Coon Rapids, MN against Iowa based veteran Josh Gutcher. Abell, 25-4 (24 KO’s), is amongst the hardest hitters in boxing. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds, but most expect the outcome to be out of the judges’ hands.

Also scheduled to appear on the undercard are Ismail Muwendo, David Laque, Antwon Robertson, James Owen, Charles Meier and Dan Copp.

In addition, two MMA bouts as well as a four round boxing exhibition are slated to take place on this action packed night.

Tickets for the “St. Paul Brawl” are $25 for general admission and $75 for VIP and are available at ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7 pm and the first bell is slated for 8.

The St. Paul Armory is located at 600 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101.
When retired professional boxer Tony Grygelko found himself unable to stay out of the gym, he realized that his passion for boxing was undeniable. At age 29, Grygelko formed Seconds Out Promotions. By utilizing the vast boxing knowledge of world-class trainer Ron Lyke, Grygelko and Seconds Out quickly became a hit.

Through determination, integrity and hard work, Seconds Out strives to become a top promotional firm by giving young fighters the ability to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience, along with offering fans the highest quality of entertainment. Seconds Out is committed to recruitment and development of the best and brightest young fighters to help achieve our mission.

Seconds Out Promotions’ current stable of pugilists includes undefeated prospects “Golden” Caleb Truax, Marcus Oliveria, Michael Faulk, Ismail Muwendo, dynamite fisted Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell, Willshaun Boxley, Charles Meier, Jon “The Ironman” Schmidt, and Mohammed Kayongo.

For more information, go to www.soboxing.com or text “fights” to 95495.


Danny "Swift" Garcia Leads A Parade Of Philly's Finest Boxers To Fight On Friday, May 7 At The Arena In South Philadelphia

On Friday night, May 7th, boxing returns to the Arena (Formally The New Alhambra) in South Philadelphia as prized prospect, Danny “Swift” Garcia will risk his undefeated mark when he takes on tough Christopher Fernandez in a ten round Jr. Welterweight bout that will headline a big night of boxing that will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Tecate and Joe Hand Promotions and will be televised all over the country on Telefutura.

Garcia of North Philadelphia has been perfect in his sixteen fights as a pro and has scored ten knockouts.

The twenty-two year has been matched tough and come through with flying colors as evidenced by the high quality opponents that he has fought early in his career.

In just his fourth pro bout, Garcia fought and scored a six round unanimous decision over former four-time world title challenger, Julio Gamboa (28-12-2) on May 3rd, 2008.

On June 12th, 2009, Garcia took out Pavel Miranda (16-3) and quickly followed that up by blasting out former three-time world title challenger Oscar Leon (28-9) just two months later.

Garcia made an emphatic statement as he returned to his hometown to score a “Highlight Reel” second round destruction of Enrique Colin (29-5-3) on December 2nd at The Liacouras Center on Bernard Hopkins-Enrique Ornelas undercard.

In his last outing, Garcia won a ten round split decision over the experienced Ashley Theophane (25-3-1) on February 26th in El Paso, Texas.

Garcia has been hailed by many as the next world champion from the talent laden city of Philadelphia.

Fernandez of Salt Lake City, Utah brings in a mark of 19-9-1 with eleven knockouts.

He has shared the ring with some of the best fighters in the world such as Currant WBC Super Lightweight champion Devon Alexander and former IBF Jr. Welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi.

In the bout against, that took place last April against Malignaggi, Fernandez landed a hard left hook and briefly rocked the Brooklyn, New York native but that wasn’t enough in dropping the unanimous decision.

An exciting undercard that features some of the best prospects from Philadelphia has been assembled.

In the six round co-feature, Karl “Dynamite” Dargan will take part in a Lightweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Like Garcia, Dargan was a highly decorated amateur and has raced out to a perfect record of 7-0 with three wins coming by knockout.

Dargan of Philadelphia will be making his second appearance in his hometown as he scored a six round unanimous decision over Samuel Santana on December 2nd at The Liacouras Center.

Dargan’s brother, Mike “Sharp” Dargan will be returning to the ring after a five year absence.

Dargan, 1-1 will see action in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Another former amateur star, Julian Williams of Philadelphia will be making his long awaited pro debut against an opponent to be named in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout.

There will be more bouts featuring some the best fighters in Philadelphia announced shortly.

Tickets for this memorable night of boxing are priced at $100; $65; and $45

The Arena (Formally The New Alhambra) is located at : 7 W. Ritner St. (Corner of Swanson and Ritner) , Phila, PA. 19148

Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at:

Joe Hand Boxing Gym
543-547 North 3rd Street
215-271-4263

Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Or

The Arena (Formally The New Alhambra)
267-687-7560

Article posted on 19.04.2010



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