Come out and meet the champs for a great cause … helping fighters help themselves.
The date is Sunday, May 19, 2019 and it will be a great day, as Ring 10 of New York’s fundraising event will be held at the Villa Maria Academy, 3335 Country Club Road, Bronx, NY 10465. From 1 to 4 pm, it’s Run With The Champs; then, from 4-8 pm, Las Vegas Night Gambling with John Scully’s USA Amateur Boxing Reunion taking place.
We are looking for all boxing fans, former fighters, trainers, and officials to join us. Admission is $10.00 with food and drinks available to purchase, and 100% of all proceeds will go towards helping ex-fighters get back on their feet.
If you can not attend, please know that you can help by donating on our website www.ring10.org.
Ring 10 of New York kindly thanks you and we hope to see you on May 19th.
May 18, 2019 is going to shake Hawaiian Gardens to it’s coconuts as SOCA Fights presents our second installment of The Gardens Casino Fight Night! This six bout card will feature great action including a women’s NABO Middleweight Title Fight, and it all takes place at The Events Center at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens. Tickets are available at www.socafights.com with all seats priced at $60!
Headlining this epic night of pugilism will be undefeated Raquel Miller from San Francisco, CA (9-0 / 3 KOs) taking on former American Gladiator Erin (Steel) Toughill from Huntington Beach (7-4-1) in an 8 round NABO Middleweight Title Fight. Miller is ranked 5th in the world. Toughill is ranked 6th. The winner of this fight has a legitimate shot at meeting World Champion Clarissa Shields.
By Tom Donelson (BWAA) A contributor to dmboxing.com since 2008 / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America
On Saturday night, while Terrence Crawford was preparing to enter the ring against Amir Khan, Danny Garcia had already put on a show by pounding Adrian Granados, a tough fighter who never been stopped and came into the fight with a reputation as a pressure fighter who threw punches in bunches. First round saw Granados do what he does best, box and then move forward while throwing volume of punches, winning the first round on my card.
Second round saw the fight turn badly for Granados as halfway through the round, Garcia threw the short left hook that sent Granados down. Garcia continued to press the action as Granados looked wobbly. With seconds left in the round, Garcia launched a right hand that sent Granados down. Garcia dominated the action in both the third and fourth round as he pressured Granados and throwing the most accurate punches. Granados was not throwing punches in bunches but fought in survival mode as he moved away from Garcia.
If you believe in PEACE and that it only takes one idea to change the world, please join the Henry Armstrong Foundation, Saturday April 27, 2019, by marching in the Los Angeles International Peace Parade Festival.
We will be introducing our new positive self image – psychology – mentoring – sports youth program which is intended to encourage young minds to get an idea of this concept worldwide. Come by our booth at the festival after the parade and meet the President / CEO and grandson of boxing icon and legend Henry Armstrong, Edward Scott, Jr., plus several Boxing Champions.
For further event information, contact Edward by email: Scottedward@aol.com or by viewing the website HenryArmstrongFoundation.org
On behalf of the Henry Armstrong Foundation – THANK YOU!
By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America
On Saturday night April 13, 2019 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Claressa Shields fought Christina Hammer in a battle of the two best female middleweights in the world with the winner being the undefeated unified champion. Hammer started fast in the first round boxing and her jab effectively took the round; but in the second round, it was Shields who dominated as she nailed Hammer with a left hook in the first minute and over the last minute, connected on a right hand.
The third round was closer than the second but it was a Shields round as she connected on the bigger shots and her excellent defense allowed her to slip punches. The fourth round was another round where Shields used her brawling style to force Hammer to move away but Hammer didn’t punch back effectively.
By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America… contributor to dmboxing.com since 2008
Anthony Crolla faced Vasiliy Lomachenko in a battle for Lomachenko’s lightweight title belts. I wouldn’t use the word battle as Lomachenko chased Crolla throughout the bout, rarely in trouble. Crolla had very little answers and did very little in punching back. Using body shots along with jabs, Lomachenko dominated the action from the first round. At the end of the third round, Lomachenko landed a combination that was counted as a knockdown as the rope kept Crolla from hitting the canvas. After an eight count, the bell ended the fight. Crolla was Lomanchenko’s punching bag.
Lomachenko ended the bout with a right hand hook from his southpaw position as Crolla hit the canvas face first. Lomachenko is now 14-1 with 11 knockouts but this record is even more impressive since he has fought the best in his division. I doubt any fighter has as impressive a list of opponents over their first fifteen fights as Lomachenko who started his career fighting Jose Ramirez who was 25-3 and a title contender, winning by a knockout.
The “Gio Express” made another stop, Saturday night, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, in a 10 round main event presented by Brian Halquist Productions. This was Halquist’s “Battle At The Boat 120” and the feature bout pitted Super Featherweights Giovanni “Gio” Cabrera Mioletti (16-0-0 w/7 KOs) Chicago, Illinois taking on Recky Dulay (11-5-0 w/8 KOs) Philippines.
Although scheduled for 10 rounds “Gio” made it an early night, first picking apart Dulay with crisp jabs and counter punching, as Dulay tried to close the distance and landed some shots of his own. In the third round Gio began battering him with power shots, which resulted in Dulay remaining on the stool and not coming out for the fourth round. He had enough of the “Gio Express”. In another dominant performance by “Gio” this one goes down in the record books as his 16th win, via a TKO in the 3rd round.
By Tom Donelson / Author, Member Boxing Writers Association of America, and has contributed to dmboxing.com with expertise since 2008
Errol Spence Jr. dominated this bout and the only real close round was the second round. Spence won all rounds on all cards and quite frankly, Mikey Garcia was great lightweight, but he is not a true welterweight. He simply got out boxed and the second round was the only round which you could make an argument that he won but the judges didn’t even give him that.
Mikey Garcia is a great lightweight but he could not make the jump to welterweight and now he is considering going back to lightweight or junior welterweight.
Spence had the size advantage and he used it effectively as he controlled the distance between both fighters. The compubox numbers told the whole story as Spence landed 345 of 1082 punches and nailed 51% of his power shots. Spence connected on triple the power shots than Garcia got credit for connecting all of his punches! Garcia was merely a punching bag.