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Jason Estrada vs. Joseph Rabotte on December 9th; Delvin Rodriguez decisions Pawel Wolak

WEST WARWICK, RI – 2004 United States Olympic heavyweight Jason Estrada returns to the ring for the first time since January on Friday, December 9th at the West Warwick Civic Center in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Estrada, 31, is looking to get back into the win column after two tough defeats at the hands of world rated heavyweight contender Franklin Lawrence and former world light heavyweight and world cruiserweight champion, Tomasz Adamek. This will be his first bout since elbow surgery.

“The elbow feels great,” said Estrada, 16-4, 4 KO’s. “The injury has been there for most of my career. I tried to fight through it but after the last fight I knew that I had to get it fixed.”

For Estrada this will be his first fight back in Rhode Island since November 2008 when he defeated former heavyweight contender Derrick Bryant.

“I can’t wait to fight in front of my hometown fans,” said Estrada, who hails from nearby Providence. “I trained hard and I am ready for the 9th. I want to put on a good show and hopefully be back here fighting early in 2012.”

Estrada will be featured in the 8 round main event against upset minded Joseph Rabotte of Myrtle Beach, SC. Despite a deceiving record of 11-18-1, 3 KO’s, Rabotte is known as a tough opponent and holds wins over Taurus Sykes, 25-5-1, and prospect Jesse Oltmanns, 10-1, whom he defeated this past June.

“We are definitely not looking past Rabotte,” said Estrada. “I know he comes to fight. He’s fought some tough guys and defeated them, so I know he is coming to Rhode Island to beat me. But I am ready.”

Also featured on the show, in a six round bout, will be comebacking former USBA & NABO middleweight champion Brian Barbosa, 29-6, 21 KO’s, who will step into the ring for the first time since 2003. Barbosa, 38, originally fought out of Providence, RI but now lives and fights out of Cape Cod, MA. He will take on New England Light Heavyweight champion Joe Gardner, 35, 7-3-1, 1 KO, of Woonsocket, RI.

Former New England title challenger Keith Kozlin, 6-2-1, 4 KO’s, looks to get back in the win column against comebacking undefeated prospect Angel Camacho, 11-0, 4 KO’s. This will be Camacho’s first bout since 2008.

Rounding out the eight bout card will be bouts featuring female prospect Kali Reis, 2-1-1, 1 KO, Providence, RI, lightweight Joseph “Chip” Perez, Hartford, CT, 5-1, 2 KO’s, junior middleweight Dustin Reinhold, Fall River, MA, 4-1, 2 KO’s, Paul Gonsalves, Harwich, MA, 2-2, 2 KO’s and pro debut junior welterweight Jair Ramos, Waterbury, CT.

The event is being present by Big Six Entertainment in association with Narragansett Beer. Tickets priced at $35, $45, $55 and $75 are available by calling (401) 241-3490. Tickets will also be available at the door.

AMIR “HARDCORE” MANSOUR THRILLS AGAIN AND STOPS MENDOEZA IN SIX

NEW YORK (DECEMBER 5, 2011)—This past Friday night at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware, undefeated and world ranked Heavyweight sensation, Amir “Hardcore” Mansour remained perfect by scoring a sixth round stoppage over former Light heavyweight world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza and captured the WBF Intercontinental Championship that highlighted an exciting eight bout card.

The entire show can now be seen and purchased on-demand on www.gfl.tv for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Friday_Night_Fights_Mansour_vs_Mendoza/1271

Mansour and Mendoza thrilled the sellout crowd at Dover Downs with Mansour throwing some wicked shots to the head and body of Mendoza. Mendoza showed surprisingly good defense and decent counter punching ability. Tensions grew during the fight as both landed shots after the bell that nearly incited a brawl.

In the sixth, Mansour landed a huge flurry of punches that forced the corner of Mendoza to throw in the towel.

Mansour, ranked number seven by the WBO raised his mark to 16-0 with twelve knockouts and he indicated the he is ready to take on anybody in the top ten.

Mendoza fought well but he falls to 32-13-1.

In the co-feature, Light Heavyweight Anthony Caputo Smith, had a few tense moments but scored an incredible final round stoppage over Douglas Okola in a six round bout.

Smith was dropped and then cut badly over his right eye and it was looking like his perfect mark would be falling by the wayside. In the final round Okola walked into a huge left hook that put him down and out and in an instant Smith scored the knockout.

Smith is now 12-0 with ten knockouts.

Veteran Dorin Spivey scored his 40th professional victory with a solid six round unanimous decision over rugged and tough as nails Angel Rios in a Lightweight bout.

Spivey boxed well by putting some solid combinations together. Rios never had any quit in him and kept coming forward and even buckled Spivey during the fight.

Spivey will now look to jump into the rankings when he takes on Victor Vasquez on February 4th. Ironically, Vasquez was ringside calling the action with Marc Abrams during this bout.

Mike Tiberi made it 18-1 with a solid six round unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Emill Gonzalez in a Super Middleweight bout.

FULL RESULTS

10 ROUNDS WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title—Amir Mansour (16-0, 12 KO’s) TKO 6 over Epifanio Mendoza (32-13-1)

6 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Dorin Spivey (40-6) U Dec over Angel Rios (9-9)

6 Rounds—Light Heavyweights—Anthony Caputo Smith (12-0, 10 KO’s) TKO 6 over Douglas Okola (23-8)

6 Rounds—Super Middleweights—Mike Tiberi (18-1) U Dec over Emill Gonzalez (5-6)

4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Ryan Belasco (16-5-3) U Dec over Damon Antoine (9-33-2)

4 Rounds—Lightweights—Omar Douglas (3-0, 2 KO’s) TKO 2 over Miguel Antonio Rodriguez (0-1)

4 Rounds—Cruiserweights—Lamont Singletary (3-0) U Dec over Maurice Amaro (1-5)

4 Rounds—Super Middleweights—Josh Bowman (1-0-1) U Dec over Damion Reed (2-8-1)

Delvin Rodriguez defeats Pawel Wolak

December 5, Bronx, NY....Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing's prize Jr. Middleweight Delvin Rodriguez (26-5-2 14KO Danbury, CT) scored the most impressive win of his career Saturday night at the sold out Madison Square Garden as he pitched a near shutout over highly rated Pawel Wolak (29-2-1 19KO Mt. Arlington, NJ) over the 10 round distance. The unanimous scores read 98-92, 98-91, and 100-90 by the 3 judges at ringside.

The rematch of their first epic encounter on July 15 of this year was vastly different as Rodriguez used a razor like jab and sharp combinations from the opening bell to stymie Wolak's attack. Wolak tried his best in his ever pressing style but one could see early that this was going to be Rodriguez' night.

Both fighters were willing early but by the 4th round Rodriguez started to take over using all the punches in his arsenal to go along with deft foot movement as he started to pile up the points. As the bell sounded for the 10th and final round, both fighters received a well desevered ovation from the crowd and Rodriguez immediately went to work stunning Wolak with several combinations. As the round wore on Rodriguez went for the knockout, much to the crowds delight, as he continually unleashed devestating punches to Wolak's body and head. To his credit, Wolak hung in gamely to the final bell and the crowd roared its approval as the fight ended.

It was clearly Delvin' most significant win to date. Star Boxing's founder and CEO Joe DeGuardia had this to say about his fighter, " Delvin fought like a champion tonight. He rose to the occasion like true champions do. Further he showed in round 10 that from here on, Delvin is prepared to go for it all. After a long and hard road for Delvin, I believe Delvin has turned the corner and showed he has what it takes to be on the big stage and reach his goals". Star Boxing congratulates Delvin, his manager AJ Galante and trainer Fernely Feliz.

The Rodriguez-Wolak bout was part of the Pay-Per-View telecast of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito fight held Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in NYC, NY.

Article posted on 04.12.2011



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