Bits & Pieces: A Top Rank boxing weekend
One wall consists of two large garage doors where firetrucks would be dispatched. Hundreds of pictures capture years of memories, collages of boxers and posed smiling faces. Hanging from the rafters are banners naming recent Silver Glove champions, Diamond Glove champions and Golden Glove champions. Upstairs, where firemen used to change into turnout gear by rows of lockers, is a big red-white-and-blue-roped ring. The citys most accomplished boxer right now works out at Ike Williams. Michael The Beast Hilton won the National AAU heavyweight championship this spring. Having by far the most modest of resources, kids at Ike Williams train upstairs in Room 5 at a closed elementary school.
Boxing: Luke Campbell will box frequently as his pro career gets up and running
But after Mandeep proved his mettle with a silver medal at the just-concluded Asian Championships, the 20-year-old was pleasantly surprised to find him at the airport to receive him. Mandeep Jangra (left), and Shiva Thapa with show off their medals from the Asian Boxing Championships. PTI Previously he didnt even know where I was training, today he came to the airport to receive me, said the soft-spoken Hisar-lad, who bagged the 69kg silver medal at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan. His opponent in the final and eventual gold-medallist, Kazakhstans Daniyar Yeleussinov, was declared the events best boxer.
Guevaras final day of work will be Aug. 6, though he indicated he would remain involved with the sport in some fashion moving forward. Vargas on Oct. 12 Bradley-Marquez PPV undercard Omotosos lone conqueror, Las Vegas resident Jessie Vargas, indicated to RingTV on Friday that he would fight on the Oct. 12 Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view undercard.
Indonesia boxing stadium stampede leaves 18 dead
TAMPA Title Boxing Club, 14309 N Dale Mabry Highway, will teach a self-defense class from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in honor of Queena, the Bloomingdale Library attack survivor who was raped, beaten and left to die outside the library in April 2008. The attack left Queena unable to walk, talk, see or eat on her own, and her recovery has been ongoing. The class will include self-defense techniques, a warmup and a cool-down. Title Boxing Club is asking for $20 donations from participants. With a $20 donation, participants will receive a pair of hand wraps in addition to the workout. The normal membership fee of $99 will also be waived for those who attend the fundraiser.
Boxing club holds fundraiser for Queena, library attack survivor
Police said the Sunday incident began after supporters began rioting to protest their local boxer’s loss in a championship match at the Kota Lama Sport Stadium in Papua province, the Jakarta Post reported. The Post said most of the victims were women, adding the stadium had only two working exits. The report quoted police as saying the losing boxer’s supporters threw chairs at the judges and the winner’s supporters responded by throwing bottles and broken chairs, which led to a stampede. The Jakarta Globe, quoting Papua police spokesman Gede Sumerta Jaya, said the clash began about 11 p.m. local time after the referee announced the winner. The loser’s supporters, unhappy over the decision, became agitated, causing a stampede among the 1,500 spectators in which 18 people were trampled, the report said. “The bodies of the casualties have been brought to Nabire regional hospital,” Sumerta told the Globe.
Boxing helps me deal with my temper: silver medallist Mandeep Jangra
“I thought Luke was mad when he suggested it but, after I came to Hull and saw the support for him, I wanted to give it a go.” Eddie Hearn And Hearn says the hot prospect is to be kept busy over the next 12 months. “I want him to box at least once a month, certainly for the next year, and sometimes twice a month,” said the promoter. “I want to box him in all the big shows we do all over the country, and also take him to America. One fight at a time, as far as Luke’s concerned. The next one will be September 7 on the Ricky Burns undercard in Glasgow.” Hometown hero Even though it was his first pro fight, Campbell topped the bill at Hull KR’s Craven Park ground, and the locals were out in force to watch their hometown hero. “I don’t think it’s ever happened before, someone turning pro in a stadium fight,” said Hearn. “I thought Luke was mad when he suggested it but, after I came to Hull and saw the support for him, I wanted to give it a go.