UPCOMING MAIN BOXING EVENTS . . . July 28 Garcia Vs. Easter, lightweight unification championship, from Los Angeles . . . Sat Jul 28 London,England WhyteVs. Parker, heavyweights . also Katie Taylor vs Connor,  and Brook vs Cook, super-weltwerweights . . .  Aug 4, from Atlantic City,  Kovalev Vs Alvarez, light-heavyweights . . . Aug 25 Danny Garcia Vs. Porter, welterweight championship . . . . .for more news, stay in tune on TruFanBoxing.com  . . . 









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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 . . . 

Gaspar Ortega

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.

Bobby Bartels 

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.





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 round three.  

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.


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 for Jennings.

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.





NEW YORK DEC 8, 2013


Shawn Porter Dominates Devon Alexander to Capture IBF Welterweight World Championship; Erislandy Lara Defeats Austin Trout in Unanimous Decision;

Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell Ends in Split Draw

Saturday's SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Telecast Will Replay Sunday Morning

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 didn't engage."

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 Trout's career.

"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 Anytime.

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 better record.

"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 third.

"[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 distance.

"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 at
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 Saturday.

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 Chicago.

"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 them up."

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.
















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