Thursday, April 12, 2007
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Look for the April KO Corner World Rankings to be released at some point this weekend…
- Andrey Tsurkan stopped Sam Sparkman in the ninth round of their bout last night in New York City and successfully defending his NABF Junior Middleweight Title. Tsurkan connected with a left hook in the early stages of the ninth round and put Sparkman right to sleep. It was Tsurkan’s 16th career KO…
- On the undercard of the Tsurkan-Sparkman fight, Raymond Joval won a unanimous decision victory over Willie Gibbs…
- According to members of Jameson Bostic’s training camp, Robert Allen, Bostic’s opponent for a bout scheduled for next weekend has officially pulled out. Allen cited a lack of interest in fighting Bostic as the main reason.
However Bostic’s camp sees it another way:
“My manager Bob Cerbe received a phone call from Team Allen, saying he was no longer interested in fighting me. Apparently, the fact that I’m 6’4” and training with Buddy McGirt scared them off.”
“That man has the nerve to call himself Armed and Dangerous? That scared punk looks more like ‘Armed and Shameless’ if you ask me.”
Robert Allen’s training camp. The former world title challenger abruptly withdrew from next week’s scheduled showdown with Jameson “Jamie Kang” Bostic
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
On April 11th Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to the Paradise Theatre (Bronx, NY) for a special edition of “Punchin’ at the Paradise 3” to be televised on ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights.
NABF Super-Welterweight Champion Andrey Tsurkan (24-2, 15KO’s), a Ukrainian born Bronxite, defends his title against Sammy Sparkman (19-5-1, 8KO’s) of Columbia TN in a special 10-round co-feature attraction.
“Tsurkan is a rugged, come-forward fighter who has an unbending will and dedication to the sport” said Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia. “Tsurkan-Sparkman will be a barn-burner”
The main event will feature former Olympian, and the two-time IBO Middleweight Champion Raymond “Hallelujah” Joval (35-4, 16KO’s) against the rugged Willie “The Gladiator” Gibbs (20-2, 16KO’s).
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Bronx, NY - NABF Jr. Middleweight Champion Andrey Tsurkan will defend his title against hard punching Thomas Davis on December 8th at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY. Davis is remembered for his devastating first round KO over world rated Kendall Holt, Holt’s only defeat.
Tsurkan (24-2, 15 KO’s), who is coming off the most important victory of his career, a title-winning TKO 5 over Hector Camacho Jr. will try to improve his #9 World Rating against the hard punching spoiler in Thomas Davis (10-3-1 6 KO’s). Davis’ devasting knockout over Kendall Holt and recent win over previously undefeated Agustin Velez suggest an exciting fight.