Dee Lee Promotions will bring the fights to the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on July 31st with former PA State Light Heavyweight champ Prince Badi Ajamu (26-3-1, 15ko’s) putting the NBA 175 lb title on the line against Ohio’s DeAndre Abron (15-5, 10ko’s) over 12 rounds. The Boxing prince is returning after a 2 1/2 year absence, in his last fight he KO’d 53 win veteran Craig Cummings in 2 rounds. Prior to that Badi lost a unanimous decision to Roy Jones in Idaho. His opponent Abron challenged for the WBO title in 2008 but has since been on a downward slide, losing his last 4 fights. Could be the perfect guy to shake some rust out on…
Fringe Heavyweight contender Timor Ibragamov is set for action as is local Atlantic City fighters Qu’ad Muhammed, Lavarn Harvell and others. Call 1-800-745-3000 for tickets.
ESPN Friday Night Fights
Live from Memphis, the world saw Atlantic City native Shamone Alvarez scored one of the best knockouts of the year as he dropped Marteze Logan with a crisp left that landed square on the jaw.
Logan, who was in his 50th pro fight despite being only 22 years old, was a game challenger for the undefeated Alvarez. It was a pretty close and entertaining fight throughout. Alvarez relied primarily on the right jab followed by a straight left and also showed the ability to rattle off combinations. Logan was pretty slippery defensively and picked his spots to go on the offensive.
I thought it was even down the stretch, then Alvarez crumpled Logan in the 7th leaving the young journeyman KTFO. Alvarez improves to 15 – 0.
Female banger Anne Wolfe was on the card and she handed out a 6 round beating to a tough Lisa Ested. The Big Bad Wolf inched her way closer to a showdown with Layla Ali but she says the promoters are trying to jerk her on the pay. Hopefully this fight will happen soon.
In the Main Event, Anthony Peterson, one half of the (over hyped) Peterson brothers made quick work of yet another last minute replacement. While Anthony is clearly the much easier brother to watch, I am not sold on him either. Continue reading August 2006 Boxing report
HBO Boxing After Dark
In the Main Event we witnessed the return of “Vicious” Vivian Harris and possibly the end of Stevie “Lil but Bad” Johnston. Vivian was in control for the majority of the contest but Stevie showed the heart of a champion by pulling himself off the deck three times and taking the fight right back to his younger, stronger foe. Even though he kept getting knocked on his butt, Stevie stayed cool and had spots where he was giving the youngster a bit of a boxing lesson.
Harris power was just too much for the 5’5″ Johnston who was constantly caught trying to squeeze his way inside. The fight ended in the 6th with both of Stevie’s eyes swollen shut. the vision might have been gone but not the desire to fight although the referee had seen enough and called a halt to the contest. Vivian did look very sharp and had some pop in his gloves. I won’t be surprised to see him in a major fight soon. Continue reading July 2006 Boxing recap
Photos by Mike McGuigan
On January 27, 2006, there was a “Collision Course: Night of Champions” at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey as Star Boxing, Guilty Boxing, Silverhawk Boxing and Xyience collaborated to give fight fans four title bouts live on Pay-Per-View.
The card featured grizzled ring veteran Virgil Hill, who took on the undefeated, #1 contender to the WBA Cruiserweight title, Valery Brundov. Ol’ Virgil beat the odds again and earned his fifth career Championship Belt with a unanimous decision, becoming the oldest boxer since George Foreman to win a World Title.
Stevie “Lil but Bad” Johnson also took home some shiny hardware by earning a unanimous 12 round decision victory over Steve Quinonez. Johnson is now IBO & NABA champion in the Light Welterweight Division.
Also featured were hometown Jersey boys “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis, Prince Badi Ajamu & Chuck Mussachio. Continue reading Virgil Hill regains the WBA Cruiserweight title, Prince Badi scores a late knockout in Atlantic City