By Jim Dower: Undefeated light middleweight prospect Erislandy Lara (6-0, 4 KOs) defeated 37-year-old journeyman Edwin Vazquez (22-14-2) by a 4th round knockout tonight at the Fontainbleau Hotel, in Miami Beach, Florida. Lara, 26, a former Cuban amateur star who defected, opened up with a storm of shots in the 4th to cause the referee to step in and halt the bout.
By Jim Dower: The Cuban amateur stars had a good time on Friday night beating their low quality opposition in the 1st round in a pair of fights shown on ESPN at the Buffalo Bill’s Star Arena, in Primm, Nevada. Light middleweight Erislandy Lara (4-0, 3 KOs), looked very impressive in stopping American Keith Gross (3-1, 1 KO) in the 1st round, needing only 69 seconds to take him out.
Yuriorkis Gamboa did it again. ARENA’s fast rising featherweight superstar scored his next impressive k.o. win stopping veteran Walter Estrada in only 35 seconds. “El Ciclon” lived up to his name simply blowing away his opponent with one of his overwhelming combinations. Gamboa went to the body with his left and followed up with a stunning right to the head that put Estrada straight to the campus.
By Eric Thomas: In a night of early knockouts due to poor matchmaking, featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa (14-0, 12 KOs) destroyed destroyed Walter Estrada (35-9, 24 KOs) seconds into the fight, hitting him with a flurry of power shots ending with a big right hand to send him down for the count. It was no surprise, because Estrada had a poor record going into the fight and had been knocked out early in two of his last seven fights. In the end, he was simply too slow for Gamboa and looked as if he was fighting in slow motion next to the speedy Gamboa.
By Jim Dower: Undefeated Cuban featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa (13-0, 11 KOs) sees action tonight against Colombian journeyman Walter Estrada (35-8, 24 KOs) in an eight-round bout at the University Center Arena, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Gamboa, 27, a former 2004 Olympic Gold medalist for Cuba, is one of the most exciting fighters in the featherweight division and all of boxing for that matter.
ARENA’s fast rising featherweight superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa (13-0, 11 kos) will be back in action again on February 20th at the University Center Arena in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Only six weeks after stopping Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez in round 10 at his last ESPN appearance “El Ciclon” is ready to shine again on the next “Friday Night Fights” show presented by ARENA Box-Promotion US, LLC.
ARENA has started off this year’s ESPN “Friday Night Fights” series last week with Yuriorkis Gamboa, Odlanier Solis and Erislandy Lara scoring impressive wins in Primm, Nevada. On February 20th, promoter Ahmet Öner will present his next FNF show live from the University Center Arena at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow could keep the Pavlik Nation from the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown this morning to purchase tickets to World Middleweight Champion KELLY “The Ghost” PAVLIK’S homecoming title defense against No. 1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio.
By Manuel Perez: Undefeated light middleweight prospect Erislandy Lara (3-0, 2 KOs) stopped a badly over-matched Rodrigo Aguiar (5-4, 3 KOs) in the 1st round of a scheduled four-round bout on Friday night at the Buffalo Bill’s Star Arena, in Primm, Nevada. Lara, 25, landed a nice left-right combination at the end of the 1st round, knocking Aguiar down on his backside. Aguiar then staggered to his feet but referee Joe Cortez put a stop to the bout at 2:59 of the 1st.
Wayne Elcock and Matthew Macklin will square off in the ‘Battle of Brum’ in the biggest Birmingham boxing derby in living memory at the Aston Arena on Saturday, 14th March. The fight Birmingham has been waiting for will become reality when Elcock makes the second defence of his British Middleweight Title against Mandatory Challenger Macklin, who has won his last six fights since he was stopped by Jamie Moore for the British Light-Middleweight Title in 2006..