CLASSICAL NOTEBOOK OF BOXING HISTORY
IT SHOULD BE.
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NEW YORK BOXING HALL OF FAME HONORS
Ortega, Majeski, Dewitt, Snipes, Hoffman,
and Gavin included in class of 2017.
New York, April 30, 2017 --- it was
an event down memory lane, when New York was the center of Boxing and
the best matches were made here, and many of the special people that
made it happened were honored for their contributions to the sport.
Gaspar Ortega, Boxer
Record 131-39-6 Welterweight contender from 1956-'64. Fought Emile
Griffith, Isaac Logart, Kid Gavilan, Benny "Kid" Paret, and Carmine
Basilio among others. Of Indian and Mexican descent, was one of the
first fighters to wear the Indian head dress into the ring, and
encouraged the Mexican/Indian Yuri Boy Campos to do the same years later
. . .
Bobby Bartels, Boxer
Record 18-8-1 New York Crowd pleaser 12/11/64 was involved in a famous
fight vs Lenny Magiapiane that resulted in a brawl at Madison Square
Garden. Later became head of the Steamfitters Union in New York City.
Don Majeski, Historian and
Matchmaker . . . Majeski doesn't only know the who'se who in
boxing --- he is the who'se who of boxing. . Member of the International
Hall Of Fame board, and also put together famous bouts across the globe.
Thanked his start in the game with the mention of his Pals Flash Gordon,
Johnny Bos, and Jack Obermeyer . . .
Renaldo Snipes, Boxer
Record 39-8-1. Had Larry Holmes down and out in Pittsburgh PA 11/06/81.
Holmes somehow survived to successfully defend the heavyweight title.
Career spanned 15 years and fought the likes of Eddie Mustafa Muhammad,
Greg Page, Trevor Berbick, Gerrie Coetzee and Tyrell Biggs . . .
Famous SI cover featuring Snipes and Holmes in 1981.
Doug DeWitt, Boxer Record 33-8-5
Won WBO World middleweight title in 1989 with a victory over Robbie
Simms, and defended it with a sensational TKO of Matthew Hilton in 1990
. . . Fought Tommy Hearns, Milton McCrory, Tyrone Frazier, James
Toney, and Tony Thornton, among others . .. Crowd pleasing NY fighter
from Yonkers NY. Born in the hotbed boxing city of Youngstown, Ohio.
Alex Ramos, Boxer Record 39-10 -2
fantastic amateur who captured four NY Golden Gloves titles . . .
training for the Olympics before boycott in 1980 . . amateur record
143-9. As a professional fought Michael Nunn, Segundo Mercado, Curtis
Parker, Jorge Castro, James Kinchen, and Murray Sutherland.
Fought from 1980-1994.
Stanley Hoffman, Manager
Manager of many boxing figures, most notably co-manager of Hasim Rahman.
A Kid from the Bronx, who took his wares from the streets into the
boxing ring . . .
Al Gavin, Cutman most
notable figure he was a Cut-man for was Lennox Lewis. His
experience, however, dates back to the 1950's and the famous Stillmans
Gym. Later teamed up with Bob Jackson and ran a stable out
of Gleason's gym . . . taught many on the craft of corner work, and
stitching them up.
GGG STOPS GEALE: JENNINGS
Trufanboxing July 27, 2014
New York, July 27, 2014: It took Gennady Golovkin all of
nine minutes to stop an overmatched Daniel Geale in front of 8500 at
Madison Square Garden last night. After a basic fell out 1st round
Golovkin started his onslaught in round two, dropping the Aussie for a
quick count midway through. Golovkin continued his attack until a
buzz-saw counter right hand ended the one sided affair at 2:47 of
The victory puts GGG at 30-0, with 27 knockouts. Geale,
who later said he was disappointed with his own performance, fell to
30-3. The victory puts Golovkin on a collision course with the other
champions in the division, specificly Miguel Cotto and Sam Solomon.
The timetable for GGG 's next fight is Oct/Nov.
JENNINGS-PEREZ GO THE DISTANCE
In a basic tactical heavyweight affair, Brian Jennings
copped a narrow split decision win over his previously undefeated
opponent, Mike Perez. Jennings, 19-0, seemed to pull away in the second
half of the 12 round contest with more telling hooks and uppercuts,
while Perez was content in leaning his massive frame on top of Jennings.
A key point came in the final round when a frustrated Perez hit Jennings
while the referee Dock was prying them apart. A point was taken from
Perez, and in the end it did matter, because the scores read 115-113,
114-113 for Jennings, 114-113 for Perez. Had there not been a deduction,
the fight would have been declared a draw. TRUFANBOXING had it 116-111
In other action Dusty Hernandez Harrison won a unanimous
decision over journeyman Wilfredo Acuna. Harrison, who improved to 23-0,
seemed content to box and showed no sense of urgency to end matters. He
had Acuna hurt at times and it looked like the bout wouldn't last must
longer. Cruiserweight Ola Afalobi took three rounds to end his affair
with Anthony Caputo Smith. Afalobi dropped Smith twice before the
referee, Steve Smoger waived and end to the contest. Time of retirement
was 3:00. In an opening bout, it took Julian Rodriquez, 5-0, New Jersey,
all of 43 seconds to stop Yangston Southern, courtesy of a body shot.
MALIGNAGGI REIGNS AS BROOKLYN CHAMP
NEW YORK DEC 8, 2013
PAULIE "THE MAGIC MAN" MALIGNAGGI CROWNED KING OF BROOKLYN AFTER
DEFEATING ZAB "SUPER" JUDAH IN UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY
Shawn Porter Dominates Devon Alexander to Capture IBF Welterweight
World Championship; Erislandy Lara Defeats Austin Trout in Unanimous
Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell Ends in Split Draw
Saturday's SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Will Replay Sunday
and Tuesday, December 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (December 8, 2013) - Two weeks after his 33rd
birthday, Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO's) picks up his
33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab "Super" Judah (42-9,
29 KO's) in front of his hometown crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn,
NY. The fight, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, headlined a four-fight
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event.
Despite being knocked down in the second round, Malignaggi was able
to regain his stride en route to a strong 116-111, 117-110, 117-110
victory which earned him Brooklyn bragging rights and a potentially
bright future in the stacked welterweight division. In addition, he was
awarded a special Brooklyn's World Championship belt designed by SARTONK.
"This is an emotional win for me," said Malignaggi. "It definitely
allows me to continue boxing. If I had lost, I don't know that I would
have wanted to continue. But this big win puts me in the right spot to
fight in this division for lots of money...lots.
"Walking to the ring was pretty surreal. As a teenager I watched Zab
fight and to walk into the ring and fighting against him was very
surreal. Not that I never expected myself not to be successful, but it
was still something very surreal," continued Malignaggi. "I felt like
this showed that this sport can unify everyone. I looked up to this guy
when I was coming up in the sport and he's one of the greats."
Judah said, "I came to fight and so did Paulie. It just wasn't there.
This was a great opportunity and a great event. I wanted to be the King
of Brooklyn. He wasn't tougher than me. He stayed on the outside and
In the co-main event, Shawn "Showtime" Porter (23-0-1, 14 KO's) was
crowned the new IBF Welterweight World Champion after defeating Devon
Alexander "The Great" (25-2, 14 KO's) by unanimous decision 115-113,
116-112, 116-112. Porter dominated Alexander from the first punch until
the closing bell in a hard-fought battle that left both fighters
battered and bruised. Porter, a decorated amateur, was able to execute
his game plan by being, "aggressive, backing him [Alexander] up, and
making him fight."
After the fight, Porter said, "This is a blessing. We wanted to come
out here and establish that I was the better fighter and we made it
happen. I think I was able to control the fight because of my experience
and I'm the bigger guy. We did what we had to do. I paid my dues. The
opportunity was here and I stepped up to the plate."
Alexander said, "I'm disappointed. I didn't do what I was supposed to
do. I didn't follow the game plan. He was rushing in and I didn't
capitalize on that. And that's what we had planned on."
Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO's) soundly defeated Austin Trout (26-2,
14 KO's) by unanimous decision in a technical bout. The scores were
115-109 and 117-110 twice. Trout never seemed comfortable in the ring.
Lara sent Trout down in the 11th round for only the second time in
"I did what Canelo couldn't do. I dominated Trout and I dropped him.
Now we have to make a fight that everyone wants to see which is me
against Canelo," said Lara.
"I'm coming right back," said Trout. "Who can say that they fought
such high caliber fighters as Cotto, Canelo and Lara
back-to-back-to-back? His style was tricky, but I don't sign up for easy
fights. He was the better man tonight."
The opening bout of the evening, a thrilling slugfest, had the
excitable Barclays Center crowd on its feet at times. Sakio Bika
(32-5-3, 21 KO's) and Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KO's) went toe-to-toe
from the first bell and battled to a split draw. Dirrell floored Bika
early in the fight, and Bika later lost a point for a low-blow. In the
end, the final tally was a split draw: 114-112 (Bika), 116-110 (Dirrell),
113-113. After the scores were announced, Dirrell immediately left the
ring without commenting on his performance. Ringside reporter Jim Gray
was able to catch up with Dirrell in his locker room shortly after.
"I want to apologize to the fans for leaving the ring like that but I
was just disappointed," said a frustrated Dirrell. "He hit low and head
butted. I definitely want a rematch."
Bika felt differently. "I feel like I was fighting the referee as
well. The body shot was a legitimate body shot. Not below the belt line.
I got him on the belt line, Dirrell just wanted to milk it. I was the
busier fighter and now I just want to fight the best ahead of me."
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, will replay Sunday at 9
a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and Tuesday, December 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on
SHOWTIME EXTREME. It will be availabe on SHOWTIME On Demand and SHOWTIME
Results and quotes from tonight's non-televised preliminary bouts:
JULIAN WILLIAMS (14-0-1, 7 KO's), def. Orlando Lora (29-5-2, 19 KO's)
via unanimous decision in an eight-round super welterweight bout
"I was going to take my time. I kept touching the body more and more
and using my jab.
"He was easy to hit and I'm difficult to hit. His feet were slower
and mine are faster.
"I always rep Philly. I love Philadelphia. I want to keep the
tradition of great boxers from Philly.
"We have a lot of great talent coming out of the city right now and I
want to keep this thing going."
SADAM ALI (18-0, 11 KO's), def. Jesus Selig (12-2-1, 6 KO's) via TKO7
in a 10-round welterweight bout
"[On the stoppage] I think the referee saw what was going to happen
eventually. Everything was landing.
"I like to entertain the crowd so I really wish they wouldn't have
stopped it that fast.
"The crowd wanted to see action, but you have to respect the ref.
"I felt less rusty than my last fight. My opponent [tonight] had a
"I still felt a little rusty, but I know that as I go, I am going to
just keep getting better and better."
MARCUS BROWNE (8-0, 7 KO's), def. Kevin Engel (20-9, 16 KO's) via
TKO1 in an eight-round light heavyweight bout
"Going the distance [in my last fight] showed me how to be patient. I
know that if I don't catch him in the first round, I will catch him in
the second. If I don't catch him in the second, I will catch him in the
"[I feel so good] I could fight again tomorrow if I wanted to."
JUAN DOMINGUEZ (16-0, 11 KO's), def. Camilo Perez (9-2, 4 KO's) via
unanimous decision in an eight-round featherweight bout
"It is great fighting in Barclays Center. This is a special night. A
whole night of world title fights that no one will forget.
"It felt great to go eight rounds. This is my second time going the
"I need to learn to box more because I'm going to have to fight
against tougher guys from here on out."
Carlos Molina Trainer
Says Molina Going to 'Beat up' and 'Knock Out' Ishe Smith This Saturday
MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Victor Mateo, trainer of upcoming world title challenger, "King"
Carlos Molina says Team Molina has their fighter in the shape of his
life and ready to beat up and possibly knock out Ishe Smith this
Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) will face defending champion and Las Vegas
resident Smith (25-5 11 KOs) for the IBF Light Middleweight Championship
this Saturday, September 14, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The pair will meet on the pay-per-view televised undercard of the
12-round Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fight for
Canelo's WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Championships and
Mayweather's WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship.
"He's really strong," said Mateo of his Chicago-based junior
middleweight, Molina. "I never felt this power in him before or seen the
look that he has in his eyes. Not too many fighters have this look: the
'I'm going to kill you' look. He's got it. I haven't seen that look in a
fighter in a long time, since Roberto Duran. He's in the best shape of
his life. You're going to see the best Carlos Molina the world has ever
seen on Saturday."
In preparation for the big fight, Team Molina (consisting of Trainer
Mateo, original trainer Lou Askenette, cornerman Harrison "Hammer"
Funmaker, and Strength and Conditioning Coach Freddy Cuevas), have been
putting in double their usual amount of work at Oakley Fight Club in
"It's been a long training camp. The fight was postponed once before,
so we were careful not to burn him out. It went very well. We're working
more on his balance and more a lot of technical stuff. But as far as
training we're just doing more of what we always do."
Mateo says an unusual series of coincidences brought him and Molina
together about seven years ago.
I always say God gave me this direction. I was an amateur boxer, but
I gave it up due to a shoulder injury. Years later, my brother Louie
suggested I start working with kids at the local gym. I started with
this one kid and within six months, he won the junior Olympics and all
kids of other tournaments. That's when I realized I had a talent. From
there, I started getting more people and getting good things out of
them, even kids they never thought would go anywhere. I was working with
another kid, a featherweight who was undefeated. He was getting ready
for one of the fights and all of a sudden, I see this guy I'd never seen
before standing there. It was Carlos. He asked me if we needed a
sparring partner? I said yeah, put your gear on. After the sparring
session, the heavyweight Fres Oquendo was ready to go in the ring and
Carlos wanted to go spar with Fres! I couldn't believe it. He would get
in with anybody. The following day, Carlos came back to the gym and
asked me if I'd work with him. We've been together ever since. And a few
times since then, I have put him in with heavyweights and he was tearing
Mateo says he feels blessed to be part of such a big event and is
glad he saw what he saw in the raw version of Molina that day.
"People used to tell me all the time that Carlos isn't going to go
anywhere and ask me why was I wasting my time? But I saw something
special in him. He was a hard worker. He needed a little more polishing,
but he was able to learn and absorb everything. I always felt like he
would be champion one day."
Despite opponent Smith's contention that the fight will be an easy
win for him, Mateo says he's expecting a big night for his fighter.
"Smith is a strong guy. He likes to throw the double and triple jabs
and right hand and likes to counter with the hook a lot. He's a
well-conditioned fighter. It's not going to be easy, but I guarantee
we're going to win. I see Carlos beating him up and hurting him with
pressure, possibly knocking him out."
"Mr" Snipes takes the stage
Alex Ramos flanked by two of boxing's best - Spartan's Ed Post and
illustrator Victor Pei.
The "Judge" and the "Commish" --- Harold Lederman and Randy Gordon.
Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Alex Ramos. Standing Mike Trioli.