Heading into last week, the focus was on young Welterweight prospect Vito Mielnicki, 17, and Middleweight Joey Spencer, 19. Both fighters came out victorious, but neither performance provided anything special for the highlight reels. It turned out to be Super-Lightweight prospect 🇺🇿Shohjahon “Descendant of Tamerlane” Ergashev (18-0-0, 16KO) of Uzbekistan, that impressed the most Friday night in Sloan, Iowa on ShoBox.
The 28 year old southpaw made quick work of Mexico’s 🇲🇽Adrian Estrella (29-5-0, 24KO) sending the 29 year old to the mat writhing in pain, with a sharp body shot just 1:32 into the first round.
R.I.P. to former Junior-Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Saoul Mamby. Mamby was born in the Bronx, and put forth a career spanning an outlandish run of 39 years, and fought his final fight at a remarkable 61 years of age. He is well known for his win over Esteban DeJesus, and Mamby is only 1 of 4 fighters in boxing history to have fights in 5 different decades (the others being 🇺🇸Jack Johnson, 🇵🇦Roberto Duran, and 🇲🇽Kid Azteca).
.He passed away yesterday at the age of 72. We wish his family well in dealing with and coping with Saoul’s passing.
Trending upward Junior-Welterweight contender 🇲🇽Pablo Cesar Cano (33-7-1, 23KO👊) found himself in a fight against rugged veteran & fellow-Mexican 🇲🇽Roberto Ortiz (35-5-2, 26KO👊) through their 2 rounds of action. While the fight was short, it was a solid watch for those in attendance at the local venue in Guanajuato, Mexico. Continue reading “Cano Floored in the 1st – Gets up to Hammer Ortiz for 2nd Round KO”
If you had any reserves about never watching 🇺🇸Robert Easter Jr. (22-1-1, 14KO👊) again after his contest with 🇨🇺Rances Barthelemy that was equivalent to watching 🎨paint-dry…..he more than made up for it, as he and always-game 🇺🇸Adrian Granados (20-8-2, 14KO👊) dished out non-stop action through 10 rounds at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania this past Saturday night. Continue reading “Easter Jr. Outpoints Granados in a Fan-Friendly Fight”
🇺🇸Jose “Chon” Zepeda (31-2-0, 25KO), who proved to be a handful for current WBC/WBO Super-Lightweight Unified Champion 🇺🇸Jose Carlos Ramirez back in February, took a 10-round unanimous decision (97-93 on all cards) over tough former two-weight World Titlist 🇵🇷Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (26-3-0, 13KO) Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena on the Fury-Wallin undercard. Continue reading “Chon Zepeda Gets Signature Career Victory over Pedraza”