Thursday, December 13, 2007
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Alonzo “Big Zo” Butler suffered a detached retina during training and had to withdraw from his fight at River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Colombia, on December 28.
He has been replaced by Robert “Big Philly” Hawkins, 22-10 with 7 knockouts, of Philadephia, Pennsylvania, who will now fight Dominick Guinn , 28-5-1 with 19 knockouts, of Houston, Texas, in the 10 round heavyweight main event.
Hawkins is a veteran who has fought many of the best heavyweights in the world, including current WBC heavyweight world champion Oleg Maskaev and WBC interim champion Samuel Peter. Although he hasn’t beaten the top fighters in the division, Robert does have several impressive wins to his credit against a number of heavyweight up-and-comers.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Unbeaten heavyweight Eddie Chambers lands a left hand en route to registering a unanimous 10-round decision over Dominick Guinn. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
LAS VEGAS – Two of boxing’s most promising young heavyweights, “Fast” Eddie Chambers and Cristibol “The Nightmare” Arreola, kept their unblemished records in tact in the co-featured bouts Friday on “ShoBox: The New Generation.”
Chambers (29-0, 16 KOs) registered a unanimous 10-round decision over Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-5-1, 19 KOs) while Arreola (20-0, 18 KOs) scored an eighth-round TKO over Malcolm “The Show Stopper” Tann (23-3, 12 KOs).
Friday, May 04, 2007
Undefeated rising heavyweight prospect “Fast” Eddie Chambers (L) of Philadelphia will fight his toughest opponent to date when he meets tested veteran heavyweight Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn of Houston. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
Undefeated “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) faces Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event Friday, May 4, 2007, on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (live on Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the second half of the heavyweight twinbill, undefeated, hard-hitting Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs) will meet streaking “ShoBox” alum and late replacement, Malcolm “The Show Stopper” Tann (23-0, 12 KOs). Tann, who has never been knocked out, has won seven in a row and 15 of 16. The six-foot-six Tann is subbing for Devin Vargas, who withdrew earlier this week after he hyper-extended an elbow during sparring.
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Chris Byrd will serve as special guest commentator on the telecast, joining “ShoBox” announcers Nick Charles (blow-by-blow) and Steve Farhood (color analyst). The event will be presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and originate from Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
NOTE: WEIGHTS – Chambers weighed 214 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in.; Guinn tipped the scale at 222. Arreola weighed 235, Tann 230.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
A former paper boy will attempt to make headlines of his own on SHOWTIME when undefeated “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) faces Dominick “The Southern Disaster’’ Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event Friday, May 4, 2007, on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (live on Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the second half of an excellent doubleheader, undefeated heavyweight Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs) will attempt to complete a sweep of the Vargas brothers when he takes on 2004 United States Olympic team captain, “Devastatin” Devin Vargas (11-0, five KOs), in the eight-round co-feature. A top amateur, Arreola defeated Devin’s older brother, Dallas, at the 2001 National Golden Gloves.
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Chris Byrd will serve as special guest commentator on the telecast, joining “ShoBox” announcers Nick Charles (blow-by-blow) and Steve Farhood, color analyst and boxing historian. The event will be presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and originate from Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
Monday, April 16, 2007
One of the most highly anticipated weekends of boxing in Las Vegas history just got bigger. As a prelude to the “Cinco de Mayo” festivities on Saturday night, promoter Dan Goossen announced that Goossen Tutor Promotions will present the first-ever professional boxing event in “The Pearl” – the recently opened 2,500 capacity, state-of-the-art theater at the Palms Casino Resort – on Friday, May 4, 2007, airing live on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT).
“With the Cinco de Mayo bout between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar de la Hoya on Saturday,” Goossen observed, “we decided to kick off the weekend by bringing boxing fans a fantastic card featuring the hottest rising stars in the heavyweight division who will be fighting at what is arguably the hottest property in Las Vegas—The Palms.”
In a co-featured bout, undefeated USBA Heavyweight Champion “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) will have a tall task in taking on Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight battle – Chambers is on the fast track to superstardom, while Guinn is trying to regain his former status among the elite heavyweights.
Another popular and unbeaten Goossen Tutor heavyweight, Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs), will be facing undefeated 2004 U.S. Olympic heavyweight team Captain, Devin Vargas (11-0, 5 KOs) from Toledo, OH in the opening televised bout.
Opening up the show at The Palms on “The Next Great Heavyweight Contenders” event will be Goossen Tutor’s undefeated Malik Scott (27-0, 10 KOs) – who will be featured in a 10-round fight against tough veteran Charles Shufford (20-6-1, 9 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Number one WBO heavyweight contender Sultan Ibragimov, disappointed at seeing his long-awaited title shot against Shannon Briggs postponed due to the champion’s illness, minced no words when it came to the topic of the Brooklyn-born Briggs and the rest of the heavyweight division.
“It seems that everything having to do with Briggs is attached to an excuse,” said Ibragimov. “I don’t understand why he just can’t get in the ring and fight. We all get aches and pains and little sicknesses when we’re preparing for a fight, but the real fighters fight through them. Unfortunately, it seems there aren’t any real fighters left.”
High-profile heavyweights Ray Mercer, Dominick Guinn, Taurus Sykes, and Lou Savarese, among others, were all offered substantial paydays to battle the unbeaten Ibragimov on March 10th, but they refuse to get in the ring with the top contender in the game today.
“I’m disgusted, but at the same time I’m not surprised that these so-called fighters won’t fight me,” said Ibragimov. “They’re all like Briggs – no heart.”
The bout between Briggs and Ibragimov will be rescheduled.
“The weather will be nicer so Briggs may show up to defend his title,” said Ibragimov. “Unless he gets a sunstroke and has to pull out again.”
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Not much today so bear with me. I’m trying to have KO Corner’s official rankings up by the end of the week at the latest…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Juan Lazcano and Vivian Harris will battle in a WBC Super-Lighyweight elimination bout on February 10th as part of the undercard of Shane Mosley vs Luis Collazo…
- The latest on Nikolai Valuev and Ruslan Chagaev per Boxing Scene:
Next up for WBA heavyweight champ Nikolai Valuev is the mandatory defense against Ruslan Chagaev. The WBA will call for purse bids on February 9 if no agreement is reached before that and wants the fight to go ahead no later than April 15.
- Stevie Johnston will take on Tyrone Harris for the vacant IBA Lightweight tile this Friday in Orlando, Florida.
- Rocky Balboa did not receive a Razzie nomination for one of the worst movies of 2006, the first time in years that Sylvester Stallone or a movie of his hasn’t been nominated apparently…
- Dominick Guinn has a taken a fight on extremely short notice and will take on Zuri Lawrence on February 2nd as part of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
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