Upcoming North Carolina Boxing Events



SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 (DURHAM): One Hit Promotions pro boxing event. Durham Armory. 220 Foster St, Durham, NC. For more info, visit

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 (DURHAM): Amateur boxing event hosted by One Hit Promotions. Durham Armory. 220 Foster St, Durham, NC.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 (MARION): Walter Johnson Promotions pro boxing event.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (GREENSBORO): Walter Johnson Promotions pro boxing event. Holiday Inn Airport. 6426 Burnt Poplar Rd, Greensboro, NC.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (WILMINGTON): NC Female Amateur Boxing Invitational

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (RALEIGH): Stop Running Promotions pro boxing event. J.S. Dorton Arena. 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27-28 (ROANOKE RAPIDS): Jasards Boxing Club amateur boxing event.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 11-12 (CHARLOTTE): 2016 North Carolina State Golden Gloves amateur boxing event.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 (ELIZABETH CITY): Anointed Corner Promotions will feature a pro boxing event at the Police Athletic League venue in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 (MARION): Walter Johnson Promotions pro boxing event.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (FAYETTEVILLE): One Hit Promotions pro boxing event.

SATURDAY, MAY 21 (CHARLOTTE): Tommy Hill Boxing pro boxing event. The Carole Hoefener Center. 610 E. 7th St Charlotte, NC 28202. Tickets can be purchased at

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 (CHARLOTTE): One Hit Promotions pro boxing event.

SATURDAY, JULY 23 (DURHAM): One Hit Promotions pro boxing event.



SATURDAY, JANUARY 16: Joshua Hinnant (0-5; Wilson, NC) vs. Carlos Sanchez (debut; residence unknown) at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia. Scheduled 4 rounds.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16: Henry Mercer (1-3; Tarboro, NC) VS. Edgar Torres (7-0-1; Springfield, VA) at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, Virginia. Scheduled 4 rounds.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22: Jared Robinson (16-2-1; Charlotte, NC) vs. Bakhtiyar Eyubov (9-0; Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan) at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona. TV: Showtime.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30: James Winchester (17-11; Reidsville, NC) vs. Ramon Alvarez (22-4-2; Guadalajara, Mexico) at the Centro De Convenciones venue in Rosarito, Mexico.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13: Henry Mercer (1-4; Tarboro, NC) VS. Luke Spencer (Debut; West Virginia) at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Chester, West Virginia.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16: Vernon "Antoine" Alston (8-6-1; Durham) vs.Trakwon Pettis (2-0; Las Vegas) at the Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. A FOX Sports/Mayweather Promotions event.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20: Charles E Jones (3-16; Asheville, NC) vs. Ranel Suco (15-8-2; Philippines) at the Shrine Temple venue in Macon, Georgia.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5: Zed Mitchell (4-0; Arden, NC) vs. Reggie Miller (0-4; Philadelphia) at the Masonic Temple venue in Norfolk, Virginia.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5: Roger Belch (3-0; Hobbsville, NC) vs. Alan Beeman (0-10; Rhode Island) at the Masonic Temple venue in Norfolk, Virginia.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5: Arthur McCrow (0-1; Greensboro, NC) vs. Matthew Abregu (1-0; Washington D.C.) at the Masonic Temple venue in Norfolk, VA.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12: James Winchester (17-11; Reidsville, NC) vs. Scott "Cujo" Sigmon (25-8-1; Lynchburg, Virginia) at the Roanoke Sheraton Hotel venue in Roanoke, VA.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekend Wrap-up in Boxing (December 7-8)

On Saturday, HBO Pay-Per-View broadcasted four bouts from Las Vegas in which it may be said that eight fighters were matched up against the toughest opponent they had ever faced. Shortly after waking and having breakfast, millions of people in the Philippines tuned in to those fights taking place live that evening in Las Vegas. The rest of their day was an unhappy one as all three Filipino fighters scheduled to compete suffered losses in the ring, including national hero Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao in the main event. With former presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a ringside seat near Pacquiao’s corner, he was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez with one second remaining in the 6th round. In their fourth meeting since 2004, Pacquiao appeared very aggressive and was the busier fighter throughout the fight, sometimes nearly rushing across the ring to attack Marquez when the bell sounded to begin a round. He connected more often than the Mexican fighter and was ahead on all three judge’s scorecards when the bout ended. Marquez seemed to have changed his game plan from previous fights with Pacquiao, preferring to avoid him as much as possible while looking for his chance to land the haymaker punch. That opportunity first happened in the third round when Marquez connected with a hard right hand that put PacMan flat on his back, but Pacquiao was up quickly and continued his assault over the following two rounds. A bloodied and face-swollen Marquez—now fighting with a broken nose causing breathing problems—was not deterred. Near the end of the 6th, Manny Pacquiao stepped in to land a right hand on Marquez, but he left the left side of his body unprotected. Marquez once again timed perfectly and connected a crushing right blow to Pacquiao's head. Pacquiao landed face down on the canvas and remained there several minutes as a doctor and his trainers attended to him. In the undercard, Cuban fighter Yuriorkis Gamboa got a 12-round unanimous decision win over rough and tough Filipino boxer Michael Farenas, and Mexican Miguel Vazquez got a decision over undefeated Mercito Gesta of the Philippines. The first PPV fight of the evening did not involve any boxers from the Philippines. It pitted two undefeated featherweights as Dominican boxer Javier Fortuna achieved a 12 round win over Irishman, Patrick Hyland, who resides in New York and is managed by a reality TV star known as Snooki. In Philadelphia, Bryant Jennings, who may be America’s next big hope for an American heavyweight champion, was knocked down early in the bout by his hard-hitting opponent, Bowie Tupou, only to bounce back and KO Tupou in the 5th round. Jenning’s knockdown was later ruled a slip by the referee. Jennings remains undefeated with a record of 16-0 and is listed in world rankings as fifth best in the division.

P. Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
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