Sunday, November 17, 2013
Tony Hirsch of Oakland opened the Ward-Rodriguez HBO show in Ontario with a Majority decision over Donyil Livingston in Ontario, Ca.
Solid Middleweight Tony Hirsch improved to 15-5 with an impressive majority decision that opened the action on the Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez HBO show promoted by Goossen-Tutor.
Andre Ward dominate Edwin Rodriguez in foul filled brawl. Ref Jack Reiss restored order by penalizing both fighters on HBO show.
Dirty tactics were reduced after 2 points were deducted from both fighters by ref Jack Reiss, as SOG Ward remained unbeaten and the consensus #2 pound for pound fighter in the world behind Floyd Mayweather. The lopsided decision retained the WBA World Super Middleweight title for Andre, who now looks for other challenges at 168 pounds. The only real candidate out there with a name is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. who like Edwin Rodriguez has issues making weight.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ref Jack Reiss had his hands full officiating Andre Ward v. Edwin Rodriguez clash on HBO Saturday in Ontario, Ca.
Clinches, rabbit punches, dirty tactics and other fouls forced referee Jack Reiss to take 2 points away from both fighters to restore order after an ugly beginning. Andre Ward dominated Edwin Rodriguez handing the New Englander his first loss improving to 27-0.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez bombs at weigh-in for fight with Andre Ward. Dibella fighter comes in 2 pounds over super middle limit.
Today's weigh-in in Ontario for the 168 pound WBA World title found New England's Edwin Rodriguez 2 pounds over the limit, thus throwing away his chance for the Championship of his dreams even if he were to beat Andre Ward.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
"Hard Hitta" Karim Mayfield of San Francisco takes on Pavel Miranda on undercard of Chavez Jr. at Staples Center Sept. 7th.
The Jr. Welter out of the Tenderloin seeks to improve his unbeaten record and impress new promoter Bob Arum at Top Rank, as he fights on the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. undercard at Staples Center in LA. Karim Mayfield takes on 19-10 Pavel Miranda in his quest to go 18-0. Miranda has fought the stiffer competition, losing to Julio Diaz and current World Champion Danny Garcia. Miranda however has also lost 6 of his last 7, including his last three, albeit against boxers with a combined 50-1 record. The engaging Mayfield is coming off a decision win over Mauricio Herrera, another fighter Miranda has fought. Karim is 4 inches shorter than Pavel and 7 years older.
Darwin Price is right with 4th round TKO in Pro Debut...taking over for his murdered boxing cousin in Team Garcia stable of fighters
The pair of cousins shared a path to boxing. Darwin Price began his pro phase Friday night at historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Preston Freeman ended his, returning to St. Louis prior to his schedule bout at the same Bay Area venue a couple months back. The sensationally talented Freeman could not control his demons. Preston took off for the "Show me" State and was shot and killed. Abandoning his Team the week prior to a Don Chargin promoted show...all were shocked when he left, and numb when they got the news. Whatever drove Preston Freeman back to the Mid-West with his scheduled bout that week, will never really ever be known...but it took but one day for Freeman to be gunned downed upon his return. Price who is blood but not of the of the same neighborhood will be taking a different path with Team Garcia. The same manager and training family that were shattered by Freeman's decision, are embracing Price's talents and bloodline by welcoming him to the Team. Darwin is a sensational middle distance runner, capable of 4 minute miles. He is college educated. His speed and talent Friday confused Luis Sanchez of Fairfield, who was game but out matched. It was Sanchez' ninth pro fight.
When Bruno Escalante, a Filipino Hawaiian now training at Undisputed Gym in San Carlos figured out tall and lean Manuel Galaviz, Escalante closed the show. The end came between rounds, so it enters the books as a TKO at 3:00 of round one. Bruno knocked the Mexican down with 30 seconds left in the opening stanza and dropped him again before the bell. Improving to 9-1-1 the flyweight seems ready to step up in class.