New Jersey’s Stevenson to fight for Gold after Nikitin withdraws; faces Cuba’s Ramirez

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Newark, NJ native and amateur standout bantamweight Shakur Stevenson will fight for the Gold medal Saturday after his expected opponent Vladimir Nikitin of Russia was not allowed to fight Thursday in their scheduled semifinal bout in Rio. Stevenson, extended his undefeated international record to 25-0, while clinching a spot on the distinguished medial podium with his triumph over Mongolia’s Tsendbaatar Erdenebt in the boxing quarterfinals of…

August 17, 2016
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Taylor eyeing up Crawford in 2017 “After this next win, I will be in line for that”

August 15, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Maryland native and super lightweight Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor is already back in the gym a week after dismantling gritty Mexican Carlos Aguilera, as he is set to take on Jose Zepeda September 3rd in a scheduled 10-round affair in Arizona. Taylor (20-4, 14KO’s), who has won two straight since losing to Antonio Orozco in May of 2015, had Zepeda lined up prior to his August 6th…

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“Double Jab” Radio Simulcast Lineup for Friday August 12th; Nieves and Robb scheduled

J Join Rich Quiñones every Friday from 9-11PM eastern time on 1360 WNJC AM Radio with “Double-Jab” Radio,  an-depth look at the world of boxing and always taking the boxing fan beyond the fight. Strong opinions and takes, no nonsense passionate boxing talk with an edge. Follow the link and tune in or call in http://www.1360radio.com/ Studio Lines in NJ/Philadelphia 856-232-7077 Outside NJ/Philadelphia 856-232-7078 Here is the tentative lineup for…

August 11, 2016
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No rust, no worry; Witherspoon quickly dispatches Marrone after year layoff

August 10, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – South Jersey native and heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon wasted little time dispatching Mike Marrone Saturday night at the Grundy Arena, in Bristol PA, after Marrone’s corner threw in the towel after two rounds of their slated six-round main event. Witherspoon (35-3, 27KO’s), who was fighting for the first time in a year, torched the overmatched Marrone from the opening bell. Midway through the first stanza, Witherspoon landed…

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LaManna/Harrison USBA Title back on, venue moved to South Philly

August 3, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – After about a week of scrambling around for a new venue, JMB has learned the much anticipated vacant USBA welterweight title between Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna and DC’s Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, which was postponed for Friday September 16th, will now be moved to Thursday September 15th, at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. “Fight is officially announced for September 15th, 2300 Arena in Philly,” said ACBHOF President Ray McCline Thursday to…

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Fight schedule/Calendario de boxeo

Updated fight schedule for 6/21/2016-6/25/2016 August 3rd, 2016 At Melbourne, Australia: Danny Green vs. Kane Watts, 10 rounds, cruiserweights Czar Amonsot vs. Christian Ariel Lopez, 10 rounds, junior welterweights August 5 At Philadelphia (PBC on ESPN/ESPN Deportes): David Benavidez vs. Denis Douglin, 10 rounds, super middleweights Alejandro Luna vs. Stephen Ormond, 10 rounds, lightweightss Chris Colbert vs. Naciff Castillo, 6 rounds, featherweights Naim Nelson vs. Jesus Lule, 6 rounds, junior…

August 3, 2016
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Philly’s Conquest doesn’t let his late start to boxing deter him “You can’t play boxing, you have live it”

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Philly’s Jerome Conquest will be back in action Friday August 5th at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia when he takes on New York’s Victor Vazquez in a six-round lightweight affair. The 30-year-old southpaw Conquest (6-1, 1KO) is hoping another solid showing will keep him much more busier going forward. However, one thing he has learned that once he started to trust himself in the ring more,…

August 3, 2016
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Beltway amateurs shine at Ringside World Championships

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – It was a very impressive weekend for a number of Beltway amateurs shined at the Ringside World Championships in Independence, MO over the weekend. Here are the winners, including Ragahleak Bartee of Washington, DC, who won the Boys Intermediate Open, 13-14, 81-85 pound division. Other winners were Salvador Escamilla of Capitol Heights, MD, who earned the Boys Junior Open, 15-16, 107-110 pound class. Stefon McCray of Windsor Mill, MD…

August 3, 2016
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Witherspoon back in action; tangles with former world title challenger Mike Marrone

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon will tangle with Mike Marrone Saturday, August 6th at the “Rumble at the Rink II” at the Grundy Arena in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Witherspoon (33-4, 26KO’s), a native of Paulsboro, New Jersey, has won four straight — all knockouts — since suffering a devastating 3rd TKO loss to Seth Mitchell for the vacant WBO NABO heavyweight title back in April of 2012. The fight was held at…

August 2, 2016
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Green on brilliant upset “I knew I had to get him out of there, I knew I had to go for the kill”

July 29, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Paterson, New Jersey native Ian “Young General” Green pulled off a career-defining upset win over previously undefeated Khiary Gray Pitts last Friday on Showtime’s ShowBox, but the humble and soft-spoken 22-year-old is ready for bigger things going forward. Green (10-1, 8KO’s) scored a brilliant second-round KO over Pitts courtesy of a nasty right over the top that simply caught his unsuspecting opponent of guard. What is more…

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