Boxing and Ohio

*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on on October 22, 2012

By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer

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The history of great boxers to come out of the fine state of Ohio is rich and glorious. Many came well before my time. Jimmy Bivins and Johnny Risko. Joey Maxim, Paul Pirrone and the great Ezzard Charles. Need I go on?

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Current Champions


Every three months on a quarterly basis offers this feature – the current boxing champions in each weight division. They are shown in their respective recognized world title belt organization. Each champion’s professional ring record is listed in following format: win-losses-draws-no contest (knockout wins) and the date of winning title. 

 *** As of February 17, 2017 ***

Heavyweight (200+ lb, 90.7+ kg)

WBA WBC IBF WBO The Ring Lineal
vacant Deontay Wilder
 United States
37–0–0–0 (36)
January 17, 2015
Anthony Joshua
 United Kingdom
18–0–0–0 (18)
April 9, 2016
Joseph Parker
 New Zealand
22–0–0–0 (18)
December 10, 2016
Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015
Tyson Fury
 United Kingdom
25–0–0–0 (18)
November 28, 2015


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Eddie Ramirez Stops Ryan Karl in Super Lightweight Battle of Unbeatens

By David Martinez /

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 two up and coming, undefeated, prospects met at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi in a super lightweight slugfest – Eddie Ramirez (16-0 / 11 by KO) won by TKO after Ryan Karl (13-1 / 9 by KO) after Karl didn’t answer the bell for the 10th and final round.

The bout was competitive, but it was Ramirez who had the edge using the jab and landing effective body shots against the aggressor Karl; who appeared over anxious at times and not landing the cleaner punches.

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Dub Harris R.I.P.

 Johnny Ortiz, Dub Harris, David Martinez
( photo taken October 18, 2002 )
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*** FLASHBACK – this article originally appeared on dmboxing on July 21, 2011 … In Memory of Dub Harris (R.I.P.) I am re-posting in his honor.


By David Martinez /

Last month the boxing world lost a friend, Maurice “Dub” Harris, who passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011 at the age of 94. He was a highly decorated veteran of the United States Army serving in both World War II and the Korean War.

Dub, along with Everett Sanders (original founder), Charlie Casas, and Gordon Del Faro, was one of the charter members of the World Boxing Hall of Fame that started in 1980. Dub served five terms as president (1982), (1985), (1989-1990), (1995-1996), (1997-1998). Dub remained active as Chairman of the Board and President’s Advisor until failing health in 2005 forced him to depart the World Boxing Hall of Fame after twenty five years of dedicated service with the goal to always strive for excellence.

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FIGHT CALENDAR for February 2017

(WBC Featherweight Championship / Saturday, February 18)


(WBC Heavyweight Championship / Saturday, February 25)


Stay tuned to each month for your complete boxing schedule


***** February 2 / THURSDAY

At Tunica, Miss. (PBC on FS1/Fox Deportes):

Sammy Vasquez Jr. vs. Luis Collazo, 10 rounds, welterweights

Yordenis Ugas vs. Levan Ghvamichava, 10 rounds, welterweights

Ryan Karl vs. Eddie Ramirez, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

Jose Borrego vs. TBA, 8 rounds, junior welterweights

Michael Seals vs. Dennis Sharp, 8 rounds, light heavyweights

Justin Jones vs. Rodney Moore, 6 or 8 rounds, heavyweights

Jean Pierre Augustin vs. Danny Phippen, 6 or 8 rounds, heavyweights

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Showtime and HBO Fight Results

By David Martinez /

It was a huge night of boxing on Saturday, January 28, 2017 with outstanding bouts featured on both Showtime and HBO.

On Showtime – from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas – Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1 / 18 by KO) avenged his only career loss to previously unbeaten Carl Frampton (23-1 / 14 by KO) by a twelve round majority decision to recapture the WBA featherweight championship.

Santa Cruz adjusted very well in the rematch by landing well at a distance with his excellent jab.

It was a great fight as expected with both fighters giving it their all in every round.

The judges had it 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114 with Santa Cruz being the winner … my scorecard was a bit wider 116-112, 8 rounds to 4 for Santa Cruz.

In the semi-main event of the evening, Mickey Garcia (36-0 / 30 by KO) knocked out Dejan Zlaticannin (22-1 / 15 by KO) in round three to win the WBC lightweight championship.

Garcia from the opening bell was the dominant fighter and in charge. A tremendous uppercut followed by a right hand knocked out Zlaticannin cold as referee Tony Weeks waved the end of the bout at 2:21 of the third round.

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Orange County, California – Upcoming Fight Card

Roy Englebrecht Promotions / Fight Club OC / next show is Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Doors open at 6:30pm / First Bout at 7:00pm / Location is The Hangar at the Orange County Fair Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Tickets are all priced at $60.00 / available at
         Undefeated light heavyweight MIKE LEE, (18-0, 10 KO’s), faces JUSTIN THOMAS, (18-1, 7 KO’s) on Thursday, February 16 in the eight round featured fight at FIGHT CLUB OC In The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
         Lee is currently world ranked #12 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and #13 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
         Most recently Lee, a graduate of the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame, won a dominant 10-round unanimous decision over Boston’s Chris Traietti on September 30, 2016 on the CBS Sports Network. With the victory Lee earned the IBF-USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
         Riding a six bout winning streak, Thomas will be making the first start of his 2017 campaign. Fighting four times in 2016, in his last start Thomas won an eight round decision over Austin Marcum on September 16, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
         “With almost identical records and 17 knockouts between them, we’ll see action from the opening bell in one of the best featured bouts we’ve had in our illustrious and long running FIGHT CLUB OC series”, said promoter ROY ENGLEBRECHT.
         As if this bout wasn’t enough, the February 16th show from top to bottom might be the strongest show in years!!!
      How about 8-0 Carlos Licona vs 3-3 Cesar Sustaita for the GBU Flyweight Championship Belt.
How about heavyweights Adam Stewart 2-0 vs 2-1 Cashton Young in a good four round bout.
         How about our first FEMALE MMA bout in years with Paola Ramirez facing Christina Marks in what could be a war!
         How about Lakewood’s 2-1 Matt Martinez vs LA’s Craig Plaskett in our second MMA bout.
         And in our opening bout of the night it will be LA’s Lawrence King vs Hawthorne’s Brian True.
         Tickets for the February 16th Opening Night of of FIGHT CLUB OC may be purchased on
         The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 
          Roy Englebrecht Promotions


Hey Harold!


My good friend Harold Lederman of HBO World Championship Boxing kindly provides with his short video links regarding upcoming fights.



Here’s a look at the Francisco Vargas (23-0-2 / 17 by KO) vs. Miguel Berchelt  (30-1 / 27 by KO) WBC super featherweight championship, scheduled for 12 rounds — airing this Saturday, January 28, 2017 from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California. Continue reading Hey Harold!