Photo & Text” by Reynaldo Sanchez: The mission of The South Florida’s Female Boxing Team (SFBT) is to serve as a strong, unified, and state-wide voice for female boxers. We are interested in increasing the public awareness about female boxing, whether amateur or professional. We will strive to create competitive excellence, educations, exposure, extensive unified training, proper nutrition, ethics, continues sparring, counseling, networking and overall support. We have been and will always be strong advocates of female boxing.
The Team will consist of female boxers located throughout the stat of Florida. Serving as CEO, is Wanda Countiss-Jiles, “Fightlady” located in Fort Lauderdale/Miami area. General Manager Dalia Duran daughter of Roberto Duran, Events Coordinator, Cha Ross-Estes, Head Trainer 7 times world champion professional fighter Ada Velez, (ACE) 3 time world champion Belinda Laracuente and 6 time world champion Melissa Hernandez. Read the rest of this entry »
The deal has been signed – unbeaten WBA, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) of Kazakhstan will fight top-rated Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) of the UK in Monte Carlo on February 21.
Golden Gloves and K2 Promotions announced the bout minutes after Murray’s successful WBC Silver belt defence against Domenico Spada in Monaco on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a fight filled with ugly clinching, #1 WBC Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) defeated #7 WBC Domenico Spada (39-6, 19 KOs) by a 7th round technical decision on Saturday night at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The fight was halted in the 7th due to a cut on the side of Spada’s right eye, which was caused by a head-butt by Murray in the 3rd round. Murray was docked a point in the 3rd for the head-butt. The final judges’ scores were 67-66, 68-63 and 69-67. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated #9 WBO middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (18-0, 11 KOs) locked himself in for a title shot against #2 WBO Billy Joe Saunders by stopping journeyman Omar Siala (23-18-3, 10 KOs) by a 2nd round knockout on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Eubank Jr hurt Siala with a big right uppercut that drove him to the ropes. Eubank Jr then flurried on the over-matched Siala until the referee Alvin Finch halted the fight at 1:15 of the round. Siala was doing a good job of covering up and weathering the storm, but Finch obviously saw it as a situation where the guy was in distress. At the time of the stoppage, Siala’s faced was reddened by the numerous shots he’d eaten. He had a small cut under his left eye and nose was bleeding slightly. Read the rest of this entry »
by: Ross Tuohy – A later start than advertised due to accidents on the M6 did nothing to dampen the spirits of fight fans who packed Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall to the rafters in order to watch local warriors leave it all in the ring.
Swadlincote Middleweight Craig Wilshee clashed with Stoke on Trent’s Mark Till to start the action. Wilshee came into the 6 round contest with a perfect record and a furious opening left hook to Till’s jaw let Till know he planned to keep it unblemished. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 34-year-old Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) ran into a left hook that he didn’t see from lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) and was knocked out in the 2nd round on Saturday night at the Hull Arena in Hull, England.
To his credit, Katsidis did get back to his feet and was ready to continue fighting, but the referee halted the fight anyway. We’ll never know for sure whether Katsidis could have kept fighting or not, because the referee took the opportunity away from him by stopping the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Few casual boxing fans are familiar with fighter Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), and many of the ones that know of him aren’t what I would consider huge fans of his. Never the less, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum believes the 30-year-old Algieri could become a star if he beats Arum’s fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) in their fight on November 22nd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Arum notes that Algieri is intelligent and well-spoken, and he believes that those attributes will help turn him into a star if he can beat Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting #7 WBC Domenico Spada (39-5, 19 KOs) tonight to try and get a title shot against WBA middleweight title holder Gennady Golokvin in 2015.
Murray, 32, says he wants that fight against the Kazakhstan fighter. Murray is kind of in a situation where he’s going to need to take the fight against Golovkin, because if he chooses not to fight him for the title, Murray could then wind up sitting and waiting for ages before any of the other champions will fight him. I mean, Murray sure as heck isn’t going to get a title shot against WBC champion Miguel Cotto in this lifetime, even though Murray is ranked #1 by the WBC. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson has been saying that Kovalev will prove that the 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) is an old man and will beat him with pressure when they get inside the ring on November 8th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Jackson has been teaching Kovalev things he learned from his own fight against Hopkins back in 1997 when Jackson was knocked out in the 7th round.
“John David Jackson definitely can’t fight for him. John David Jackson had his chance. John David Jackson got knocked out, I believe, in the ninth round,” Hopkins said. “So, to me how can a teacher teach a student and the teacher flunked the test too?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: With his fight against unbeaten challenger less than one month away, World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) is already on target for the fight weight of 144 pounds for their catch-weight fight at 144 on November 22nd in Macao, China. Read the rest of this entry »