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Prescott enjoyed Khan-McCloskey fight, Carradine defeats Willoughby, U.S Pulls Out Two Close Victories in the USA vs. Mexico

Hammer-fisted super lightweight contender Breidis "The Khanqueror" Prescott (23-2, 19 KOs) says he enjoyed watching HBO's broadcast of World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Welterweight Champion Amir Khan's dominant TD6 over little-known Paul McCloskey at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester last Saturday night.

"They showed me knocking Khan out in the highlights before the fight," said the proud Colombian.

For those who don't recall, Prescott delivered Khan (25-1, 17 KOs) a Sleep-o-Gram wrapped in leather and laid waste to his undefeated record in 54 seconds in September 2008 at the very same M.E.N. Arena.

Prescott will face Virginia via Mongolia slugger Bayan Jargal (15-1-3, 10 KOs) this Friday, April 22, in the main event of the ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" broadcast from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

"I'll take care of business with Jargal and then wait and see if Khan's fight with Timothy Bradley materializes. He promised to fight me right after Bradley."

Prescott says he's content to wait, with the economy being what it is.

"I understand Amir wants to make a little money before he faces me again and I prove once and for all what I did to him was no accident. But if the Bradley fight doesn't come together, then let's get it on next. After a technical decision over mystery meat, scored 60-54 on all cards and ended by a headbutt, you owe your fans an exciting fight, Amir."

NIGHT OF KNOCKOUTS IN NORTH CAROLINA—WATCH ON DEMAND ON GFL

GREENSBORO / NEW YORK (April 18, 2011)—This past Saturday night, it was a night of knockouts as popular Scott Sigmon scored a fifth round stoppage over Tiwon Taylor that highlighted a night of boxing that highlighted a “Night of Future World Champions” that was streamed LIVE all over the world on www.gfl.tv.

The on-demand replay can viewed for just $9.99 by simply clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Saturday_Night_KO_Fights_3_Future_World_Champions/1013

Sigmon of Virginia is one of the top prospects in the Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions on the East Coast upped his record to 16-2 with eight knockouts and will look to fight for a regional title in his next few bouts.

Local Lightweight Jesse Carradine got back in the win column and is now 7-1-1 with a six round unanimous decision over John Willoughby.

Super Middleweight knockout artist Jonathan Cepeda is now 10-0 with nine knockouts as he scored his seventh consecutive stoppage by blasting out nineteen fight veteran Brad Austin in one round.

The son of the Former heavyweight champion of the world, Elijah McCall blasted out Matt Green in round two of their Heavyweight bout.

In a Ladies Welterweight bout, Lisa Garland scored a second round stoppage over Natoya Ervin

Boxing returns to gfl.tv this Saturday night when Omar Sheika and Garrett Wilson get it on in a rematch for the USBA Cruiserweight title. Also on the card is rising and undefeated Welterweight Ronald Cruz plus undefeated Heavyweight Bryant Jennings. 1st bell is at 7:30 pm est and is just $9.99

GFL now offers full access to over 5,000 fights for the low monthly price of $9.99

The United States Pulls Out Two Close Victories in the USA vs. Mexico Dual in Harvey, Illinois

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA returned to international action on Friday with a two dual showdown with neighboring Mexico, April 13 and 15 in Harvey, Ill. The United States won close victories in both contests, pulling out one-bout victories over their neighbors to the south in both events.

Friday night’s action featured nine bouts of action in a special fundraising event at the Harvey Boxing Club. The U.S. women led off the evening with victories over their Mexican foes as flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) dominated Mexico’s Mariana Caballero by a 29-9 margin while lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) won a slimmer 15-13 decision over Reyna Cotjia of Mexico. In men’s action, home gym boxer Alex Martin (Chicago, Ill.) won a tiebreaker over Mexico’s Oscar Molina in welterweight competition. Molina is the twin brother of 2008 U.S. light welterweight Olympian, Javier Molina. Light welterweight Pedro Sosa (Bronx, N.Y.) and super heavyweight Lenroy Thompson (Lenexa, Kansas) claimed the final two wins for Team USA on the night.

In Sunday’s action, all 13 U.S. boxers took the ring at Thornton High School and seven members of Team USA emerged victorious. Once again, it was the female athletes kicking off the action with Esparza taking her second victory of the event and middleweight Tiffanie Hearn (Louisville, Ky.) winning a 21-13 decision over Mexico’s Alma Ibarra in her first bout of the event.

Light flyweight Louie Byrd (Denver, Colo.) avenged his loss in Friday’s action by defeating Mexico’s Francisco Melendez by a 27-13 margin. Both Sosa and Thompson earned their second straight victories of the dual competition with wins over Mexico’s Carlos Barrera and Juan Hiracheta respectively. In other action, middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) won a dominating 23-11 decision over Juan Mercado of Mexico while heavyweight Joshua Temple (St. Louis, Mo.) defeated Mexico’s Mario Heredia, 13-11 in the first bout of the event for both boxers.

Charles Leverette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) of the United States’ Army, Clara Savannah (Houston, Texas) and Mark Chears (Chicago, Ill.) served as the U.S. coaches with Enrique Orci (Tuscson, Ariz.) and Randy Richard (Lafayette, La.) working as the AIBA officials, Rosemarie Trindle (Mercer, Pa.) serving as the Computer Technician and Dr. Alicia Broeren (Milwaukee, Wis.) joining the squad as the Team Physician.

Sunday’s USA vs. Mexico Dual Results
112 lbs/female: Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas/USA dec. Silvia Torres, MEX, 16-12

132 lbs/female: Erika Cruz, MEX, dec. Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash./USA, 21-13

165 lbs/female: Tiffanie Hearn, Louisville, Ky./USA dec. Alma Ibarra, MEX, 16-7

108 lbs/male: Louie Byrd, Denver, Colo./USA dec. Francisco Melendez, MEX, 27-13

114 lbs/male: Elias Abarca, MEX, dec. John Franklin, Fort Carson, Colo./USA, 25-5

123 lbs/male: Oscar Valdez, MEX, won on retirement over O’Shanique Foster, Orange, Texas/USA, RET-3

132 lbs/male: Angel Gutierrez, MEX, dec. Kenneth Sims, Chicago, Ill./USA, 17-16

141 lbs/male: Pedro Sosa, Bronx, N.Y./USA dec. Carlos Barrera, MEX, 10-5

152 lbs/male: Oscar Molina, MEX, dec. Alex Martin, Chicago, Ill./USA, 12-8

165 lbs/male: Luis Arias, Milwaukee, Wis./USA dec. Juan Mercado, MEX, 23-11

178 lbs/male: Armando Pina, MEX, dec. Caleb Plant, Ashland, Tenn./USA, 17-4

201 lbs/male: Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Mo./USA dec. Mario Heredia, MEX, 13-11

201+ lbs/male: Lenroy Thompson, St. Louis, Mo./USA dec. Juan Hiracheta, MEX, 14-8

USA – 7

Mexico – 6

Friday’s USA vs. Mexico Dual Results

112 lbs/female: Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas/USA, dec. Mariana Caballero, MEX, 29-9
132 lbs/female: Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash./USA, dec. Reyna Cotija, MEX, 15-13
108 lbs/male: Francisco Melendez, MEX, dec. Louie Byrd, Denver, Colo. /USA, 20-16
132 lbs/male: Angel Gutierrez, MEX, dec. Kenneth Simms, Chicago, Ill. /USA 13-4
152 lbs/male: Alex Martin, Chicago, Ill./USA, dec. Oscar Molina, MEX, 12-12 (31-25 total punch count) 178 lbs/male: Armando Pina, MEX, dec. Caleb Plant, Ashland, Tenn. /USA, 20-6
141 lbs/male: Pedro Sosa, Bronx, N.Y. /USA, dec. Carlos Barrera, MEX, 13-13 (30-29 total punch count)
201 lbs/male: Mario Heredia, MEX, dec. Joshua Temple, St. Louis, Mo. /USA, 12-8
201+ lbs/male: Lenroy “Cam” Thompson, Lenexa, Kansas/USA, dec. Juan Hiracheta, MEX, 13-7
USA – 5
Mexico – 4

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Article posted on 18.04.2011



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