Adamek Fight Marathon This Weekend, Conyers vs. Molina this Friday; Wilson defeats Sheika
On Saturday, April 30th, SNY (SportsNet NY) will broadcast a Tomasz Adamek Fight Marathon. Beginning at 3 PM ET with Adamek vs. Golota and continuing through 10 PM, with 3 more Adamek fights. There will be a half hour break after the Mets game for the Mets Post Game Live show, tentatively slotted for 4 PM. The schedule is below.
Article posted on 26.04.2011
Main Events Boxing: Adamek v. Golota
Main Events Boxing
4:00 PM Lincoln Post Game Live
Mets Post Game Live
Main Events Boxing: Adamek v. Grant
Main Events Boxing
Main Events Boxing: Adamek v. Maddalone
Main Events Boxing
8:00 PM Main Events Boxing: Adamek v. McBride Main Events Boxing
SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City based regional sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. Check your guide for availability.
Conyers Gets Second Chance at Destiny
Aptly named "The Dream Shatterer", 34-year-old Bronx, New York, native Allen Conyers (12-4, 9 KOs) has made a career of spoiling other people's plans. Time after time, junior middleweight Conyers is brought into an opponent's backyard, expected to lose and time after time, he shatters the favored fighter's dreams by scoring the upset.
Conyers will get the chance to do it again when he meets another fighter known as a spoiler, Chicago-based veteran "King" Carlos Molina at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on April 29 and live on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights.
Tall and long-armed with good punching power, Conyers is trained by Luis Olmo and his assistant, Carlton Mitchell, at the World Class Boxing Gym in the Bronx.
Conyers found his way to boxing at age 17 through his cousin, the late legendary rapper Christopher Rios (aka Big Pun), who was already boxing and brought him along.
Taking to the sport immediately, Conyers had 11 amateur fights before realizing he was more suited to the pros. "I had a pro style. I punch hard and I was always hurting people. Amateur boxing isn't about that, it's about scoring points, so I figured I should just turn pro."
Conyers says he loves his nickname "The Dream Shatterer", which was given to him by Rios. "I'm always the underdog, so it fits me," he explains.
Even in his defeats, he has been impressive. In a ShoBox televised showdown with highly regarded prospect James Kirkland, both Conyers and Kirkland both hit the deck in a wild and wooly affair that Kirkland ended up winning. "I knew if I hurt him once I could hurt him again, but inexperience caught up with me and I got too eager."
Despite taking the fight against Molina on 10 days notice, Conyers vows that this time, it's going to be a lot different. "This fight, I'm very confident. I feel a lot better this time. I stay in the gym, so the short notice doesn't bother me. I'm basically used to it. As long as I'm in shape, I know I can win. It (a victory over Molina) would put me back on the map. People don't usually get second chances. I'm blessed to be getting one."
In his 16-fight career, Conyers has pulled off upset victories over Jonathan Tubbs (then 7-1-1); Russell Jordan (for the New York State Welterweight Championship) who was, at the time, 12-3; Derek Ennis (then 10-0-1); and in his last fight in January of this year, he came back from a three-year layoff, drove to Detroit on short notice and pounded out a unanimous decision over (then 20-0) James De la Rosa, dropping him three times.
"I was too strong for him," he humbly explains.
Conyers says he thinks Molina is a capable veteran and saw his last fight, a controversial draw against Cuban prospect Erislandy Lara. "He's a good fighter. He throws a lot of punches and he's a worthy opponent, but I won't let anybody change my destiny. I always thought I would be champ. I just have to get breaks and do the work. I'm very happy for the opportunity. Nobody wants to fight anybody anymore in boxing, so I'm happy Carlos took this fight and I'm looking forward to seeing myself on TV again."
On fight night, doors will open at 4:30 pm. The first fight is at 5:00 pm and the main event will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.
The Cosmopolitan proudly presents another uniquely glamorous evening of world-class professional boxing; and this time, overlooking the heart of The Strip on the open-air multilevel deck of the city's most fabulous luxury pool, The Boulevard Pool. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $50, $150 and $250 for the VIP experience, which includes a private section with comfortable seating and complimentary cocktails. Special Cabana packages also are available. Tickets are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or by calling 877-551-7776 or 702-698-6880.
WILSON OUTLASTS SHEIKA IN A WAR TO WIN USBA CRUISERWEIGHT CROWN
his Past Saturday night at The Caesars Palladium Ballroom, Garrett Wilson won the USBA Cruiserweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Omar Sheika.
That result alone doesn’t tell the story as the two waged a back and forth war that had the capacity crowd at Caesars on their feet for the better part of the twelve rounds.
That fight plus six other action packed fights can now be seen on-demand on www.gfl.tv for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Sheika_vs_Wilson__USBA_cruiserweight_title/1000
Wilson was terrific all night as he landed some booming rights and hard jabs from the outset.
The product of Wilson’s work showed early as Sheika was bleeding from his right eye as early as round two. Wilson controlled the early rounds but you could that if he was to win this belt he would have to earn it.
The two continued to pound each other with Wilson getting the advantage and cutting the left eye of Sheika in the middle rounds.
Every time Sheika looked to be turning the fight around, it was Wilson landing shots out of the corner that quickly turned the tide in his advantage.
The last part of the fight was fast and furious as a desperate Sheika was banking on the one shot that would turn it around. There were a few instances where it looked like that was going to happen but Wilson not only weathered the storm but continued to pile up the points on his to get the victory.
Along with winning the coveted USBA belt, Wilson will most likely receive a favorable world ranking by the IBF and big fights will be on the horizon for the fighter so correctly dubbed “The Ultimate Warrior”
For Sheika it looks to be the end of the line for Paterson, New Jersey native as he had a terrific career by competing for the Super Middleweight championship of the world four times and fighting many memorable bouts.
“This was a war and fans who saw this and will be able to view this on gfl.tv are in for a treat”, said ringside Blow by Blow commentator, Marc Abrams of www.gfl.tv
“I have broadcasted over seventy shows and this was the most entertaining fight to call and I consider it a privilege to be able announce a great fight like that”
In the co-feature, rising Jr. Welterweight Ronald Cruz became the first man to stop Manuel Guzman in twenty fight by scoring a stoppage after round three of their scheduled eight round bout.
It was a close three round with both guys getting in some good shots before an arm injury shut down Guzman for the night.
Cruz, who is one of the fastest up and coming prospects in the country, is now 12-0 with nine knockouts.
Bryant “By By” Jennings kept his record perfect by scoring three knockdowns en route to a stoppage after the second round over David Williams in a battle of Philadelphia based Heavyweights.
Much like Cruz, Jennings is starting to garner buzz as his record now reads 7-0 with four knockouts.
Fans can also enjoy a terrific back and forth battle between debuting Korey Sloane and Edgardo Torres.
The two exchanged heavy shots throughout their four round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Those are just four of the seven bouts fans can see from this “Cant-Miss” night of boxing that was promoted by Hall of Famer, J Russell Peltz and Peltz Boxing.
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