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From: Emily Pandelakis/Now Boxing Promotions NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – April 11, 2018 – Philadelphia super-prospect Jaron “Boots” Ennis returns to the ring this Saturday (April 14) in Norfolk, Virginia in an eight-round welterweight bout.  Twenty-year-old Ennis, who is co-promoted by Now Boxing Promotions and Victory Boxing Promotions, will face Maryland’s Samuel Amoako (23-17, 17KO). It’s the second fight for the young fighter this year.  In January, Ennis impressed in his hometown, dominating Gustavo Garibay throughout their fight, originally scheduled for six rounds, before stopping Garibay at 2:15 of the fourth round. Saturday’s bout versus Samuel Amoako hasRead More
Albert Alvarez/Alvarez Boxing Photo: Ronatringside.com March 3 at New York on Showtime Deontay Wilder(39-0) vs. Luis Ortiz(28-0)- In looking at both of these monster heavyweights, Ortiz seems to make better use of the ring on offense by boxing opponents from a safe distance and on defense he cuts the ring off pretty good for a guy his size. As for Wilder, Wilder has raw technique but his quick feet, length, and scary power makes it nearly impossible to get into close position to test his chin. Ortiz has a great jab andRead More

Posted On March 2, 2018By ronatringsideIn local

Hitz Boxing kick off 2018 at the Belvedere tonight

From: Emily Padelakis/Hitz Boxing Tommy “White Lightning” Hughes and Tervel Pulev co-headline the first card of the year CHICAGO – March 2, 2018 – Hitz Boxing Entertainment, the Midwest’s longest-running boxing promoter, begins the year with a bang with a stacked card at the Belvedere Events Center in Elk Grove Village tonight.  The card is co-headlined by popular Chicago super middleweight Tommy “White Lightning” Hughes (5-0, 3KO), and Olympian Tervel Pulev (7-0, 7KO). Hughes, who won a decision over Emmanuel Sanchez in Hitz Boxing’s last event in October, lived up to hisRead More

Posted On February 25, 2018By ronatringsideIn bites

Scheduled Iron Boy 43 bouts from Phoenix

By: Ron Valderrama/Ronatringside.com Photo: Ronatringside.com The much anticipated bout between Alexis Santiago and Carlos Castro on the Iron Boy 43 card has arrived. Seven bouts are scheduled and will be streamed live tonight on Ironboyboxing.com. Santiago and Castro will battle for the vacant WBC USNBC Super Bantamweight Title. Tonight’s bouts: BOUT 1: Joshua Greer, Jr. vs Basilio Nieves 122 lbs. 4 rds. BOUT 2: Lenny Corea vs. Eduardo Ayala 168 lbs. 4 rds. BOUT 3: James McGirt, Jr. vs. Gilbedrto Rubio 164 lbs. 8 rds. BOUT 4: Oswaldo Cortes vs. DanteRead More
By: Albert Alvarez Photo: Ronatringside.com February 16 at Reno, Nevada on ESPN Raymundo Beltran(34-7-1) vs. Paulus Moses(40-3)- for the vacant WBO Lightweight Title- I feel that Moses’s length and awkward stance could trouble Beltran in the early going. However, I feel Beltran’s body punches and tenacious inside game will be too much for Moses to handle. Moses will be there to trade with Beltran and will look to counter with a left cross, it is then that Beltran will answer with a heavy right hook to the body or aRead More

Posted On February 12, 2018By ronatringsideIn local

Ximenez defeats Lagos in thriller

By: Ron Valderrama/Secondsout.com Photo: Ronatringside.com Ray Ximenez (17-1, 4 KOs), defeated Eugene Lagos (12-5-2, 7 KOs) last night at the Bomb Factory in Dallas in a featherweight bout that was scheduled for 8 rounds. The featured main event bout was presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions, in association with Montoya Boxing and was televised on beIN Sports. The real action started in round 2, both fighters exchanging non-stop punches. Going into round 5, neither fighter was showing any sign of giving up, keeping a steady pace and throwing punches.Read More

Posted On February 10, 2018By ronatringsideIn local

IRON BOY 43 TO FEATURE ALL-ARIZONA MAIN EVENT FOR WBC TITLE

From: Emily Pandelakis/Iron Boy Promotions Photo: Iron Boy Promotions PHOENIX – February 6, 2018 – Two of Arizona’s most exciting prospects will face off in a 10 round bout at Super Bantamweight, vying for the WBC USNBC title, live at Celebrity Theatre and via Iron Boy PPV at ironboy.com.  Local, undefeated prospect Carlos Castro (19-0, 8KO) will put his ‘O’ on the line in his toughest fight to date versus Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (21-5-1, 8KO). Both fighters cut their teeth in South Phoenix gyms as kids.  Castro began his boxing career at the age of seven,Read More

Posted On January 23, 2018By ronatringsideIn national

Linares/Gesta And Matthysse/Kiram Fight Predictions

By: Albert Alvarez Photo: Ronatringside.com January 27 on HBO Jorge Linares (43-3) vs. Mercito Gesta (31-1-2)- If you follow my work then you already know that Linares is one of my favorite current boxers. I love the way Linares places his punches together from top to bottom using every angle imaginable. The southpaw hard punching Gesta will need to stay close to Linares to take away some of the comfortable distance that Linares enjoys working from to slice up his opponents. I’m certain that legendary trainer Freddie Roach will advise GestaRead More

Posted On January 14, 2018By ronatringsideIn national

Spence/Peterson And Easter/Fortuna Fight Predictions

By: Albert Alvarez  January 20 At New York (Showtime): Errol Spence Jr.(22-0) vs. Lamont Peterson(35-3-1)- For starters, I have always loved the way Peterson operates on the inside. Peterson steps in and places his lead foot between his opponents’ feet and really digs in with hard body shots. Spence on the flip side does the exact same thing except his shots seem to be better placed because of the way he turns all of his shots completely over and his stiff hard jab can be used as a power lead handRead More
From: Marc Abrams/RagingBabe.com Photo: RagingBabe.com ATLANTIC CITY – January 8, 2018 – Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will headline the inaugural Boardwalk Boxing series when he takes the battle-tested veteran Gabriel Bracero in a ten-round welterweight bout for the WBC Fecarbox welterweight title on Saturday, February 24th at The Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. The bout will be the main event of a huge night of boxing promoted by Rising Star Promotions The new Boardwalk Boxing series, which was announced last week, promised high-quality matchups while featuring the best local fighters. LaManna, 26, of Millville, New Jersey has an impressive markRead More