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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Thursday, April 25, 2013

RESULTS: 2XSalt Ministry Center Boxing Event in Charlotte, N.C. – Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tommy Hill Boxing and Red Leather Sports promotions featured eight professional bouts this past Saturday at the 2XSalt Ministry Center on Queen City Drive in Charlotte. Six fighters from North Carolina appeared on the cards, including a bout matching two of them in the ring. Five of the eight bouts that evening ended in the first round.

In a clash of two heavyweights from North Carolina, Hassan Lee of Charlotte improved his record to 5-3 after defeating Donta Chestnut of Wilson by TKO in the 1st round. The winless Chestnut drops to 0-3.

Boxer and published poet John “Spidey” Williams of Charlotte won a 6-round unanimous decision over  Bryan Abraham of New York in their light-welterweight matchup. Williams is now 11-2-1. Abraham is 6-16-2.

In his pro debut, cruiserweight Truman Monk (0-1) of Clinton, North Carolina was TKO'd in round 1 by undefeated Joel Shojgreen (6-0) of Brooklyn, New York.

Super-middleweight  Gregory Joyner (0-5) of Wilson, North Carolina remains winless after losing to the Haitian fighter residing in Florida, Esaie Estimar (3-0). The referee called a halt to the bout after the 1st round ended.

Heavyweight Cornelius Gibbs of Raleigh, North Carolina weighed-in at 241½ for his heavyweight bout against Ytalo Perea, originally from Ecuador and now residing in New York. Gibbs was defeated by 1st-round TKO and falls to 0-2. Perea is now 2-0.

In other bouts that evening, Tracy Rollins (6-0) of Florida gets a 6-round unanimous decision win over James Hope (6-11) of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Thomas Brown (13-4) of York, South Carolina defeated Joshua Nelson (0-4) of Florida by 1st-round TKO.

Courtney Pennington (5-0) of Brooklyn, New York wins by TKO in round 4 over Jamaal Davis (14-10-1) of Philadelphia.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Joshua "Too Tuff" Tufte Wins NABA-USA and USBO Heavyweight Titles

Kernersville, North Carolina heavyweight Josh Tufte improved his undefeated record to 12-0 this past Saturday and captured two title belts with a 10-round split decision win over Daniel “The Mountain” Martz in a bout that took place near Martz’s hometown in West Virginia. Daniel Martz’s previously undefeated record dropped to 7-1-1.

The judges scored the fight 97-93 and 96-94 for Tufte and a third judge 96-94 for Martz. Tufte earned the close decision victory by effectively counter-punching his hard-hitting much taller opponent. currently shows Joshua Tufte as the 185th best heavyweight in the world out of 1,070 and 65th best in the nation out of 391 ranked fighters. Those rankings are expected to climb with his most recent win.

Josh Tufte can be followed on Twitter @fightchamp2010

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680 

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Josh Tufte seen here with his team, friends, and family. From left to right: Chris Cosper (manager), Jeff Branch, Allen Branch (trainer), Rick Marsh (cut-man), Danny Akers, Josh Tufte, Kevin Tufte, Tony Hanshaw, Tim Treadaway

Paco Rivera of GAR1680 Boxing Talk Radio & Blog with Joshua “Too Tuff” Tufte (in Winston-Salem).

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boxing Results: The Inn in Greensboro, North Carolina - Saturday, April 13, 2013

This past Saturday, Noel “Shut-Up” Echevarria of Winston-Salem, N.C. remained undefeated with a 4th-round TKO win over Sean Lockhart (5-20-2) of Columbia, South Carolina. Echevarria’s record improved to 10-0. It was Echevarria’s 2nd win over Lockhart. He defeated Lockhart by 4-round unanimous decision on October 27, 2012 at the Music Factory venue in Charlotte, NC.

Christian Dominguez (5-1) of Winston-Salem defeated  John Willoughby (3-18) by unanimous decision in a 4-round bout.

Tim Witherspoon Jr. (9-3-1) of Philadelphia wins by 6-round TKO over Andre Baker (10-37-2) of Lumberton, North Carolina.

Mikkel Lespiere (2-0-1) of New York defeated  Antonio Moody (0-3) of Wilson, North Carolina by 1st-round TKO.

Keith Tapia (8-0) of Puerto Rico wins by 3rd-round TKO over Derek Walker (1-10) of Georgia.

Shawn Cameron (4-0) of Brooklyn, New York wins by 3rd-round KO over  Andre Herd (0-1) of Wilmington, North Carolina. Herd was making his pro debut.

The bout between undfeated North Carolina heavyweight Joshua "Too Tuff" Tufte and Robert Dunton of South Carolina was cancelled. Josh Tufte will be fighting in West Virginia on April 20. See "Upcoming North Carolina Boxing Events" above.

Jovan Francois (5-0) of New York vs. Steve Williams (3-0) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was cancelled.

Steven Matthews (3-0) of Greensboro, North Carolina vs. Shawn Cameron (3-0) of Brooklyn, New York was also cancelled.

Franklin Edmondson of Durham, North Carolina was replaced by Derek Walker in his bout against Keith Tapia.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680