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

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 tommyhillboxing.com

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

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

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NORTH CAROLINA BOXERS OUT-OF-STATE

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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Monday, June 24, 2013

North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show; Monday, June 24, 2013

This Show: Your host Paco Rivera discusses the participation of women in boxing in our state. * Did anyone know about the upcoming boxing event in Raleigh on Friday, June 14th? * Greensboro boxing event on Saturday, June 22nd cancelled. * Ruffin event June 14 moved to June 28. * Boxing programs in colleges and trying to bring the NCBA (National Collegiate Boxing Association) tournament to North Carolina. * 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships in Alabama has just one athlete from North Carolina competing (TreQuan Whitley).




Special Mentions

Walter Johnson, Josh Tufte, Noel Echevarria, Coach Al Simpson, Dungeon Boxing Club, Shawn Stinson, McKayla Ard, Kimberly Pittman, Brittany Winburn, Holly Wantuch, Port City Boxing, Antoinette Smith, Shaniqua Marshall, Lateshia Darden, Coach Andre, Adrien Broner, Pauli Malignaggi, Richie Rivers, James Winchester, "Blake L" (Twitter: @ToyBullDog), UNC Carolina Boxing, Junior Olympic National Championships, TreQuan Whitley.

2013 Junior Olympic National Championships in Alabama - Trequan Whitley, Red Springs, N.C. to Compete

        The 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships will be taking place at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile, Alabama beginning this Wednesday, June 26. The competition runs through Saturday the 29th.

Thus far, 202 male and female athletes between the ages of 15 and 16 from around the country are registered to compete. Just one is from North Carolina; flyweight (110 pounds) Trequam Whitley of Red Springs, N.C. [Note: it appears the athlete's name was misspelled in tournament registry. Other sources show his name as
TreQuan Whitley of Raeford, North Carolina.]
 
Winners of the tournament may go on to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 N.C. Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680

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UPDATE: JUNE 26, 2013

Result for Thursday, June 26, 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships, Alabama

110 pounds/male: Bruce Carrington of Brooklyn, N.Y. won on walkover over TreQuan Whitley of Red Springs, N.C.

Win by Walkover: Where the boxer presents themselves in the ring fully attired for boxing and the opponent fails to appear after the opponent’s name has been called out by the public address system, the bell sounded and a maximum period of two minutes has elapsed, the referee shall declare the first boxer to be the winner by a walkover. The referee shall first inform the judges to mark their score cards accordingly, collect them and then summon the boxer to the center of the ring. After the decision is announced, the referee raises the boxer’s hand as the winner.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

On Monday’s Radio Show: Boxing Women of North Carolina – June 24 on BlogTalkRadio

On our next North Carolina Boxing Talk radio show on BlogTalkRadio, your host Paco Rivera will be discussing the participation of women in boxing in our state.

Also, did anyone know about the upcoming boxing event in Raleigh on Friday, June 14th?

Greensboro boxing event on Saturday, June 22nd cancelled.

Ruffin, NC event June 14 moved to June 28.

Boxing programs in colleges and trying to bring the NCBA (National Collegiate Boxing Association) tournament to North Carolina.

Don’t miss it! Monday, June 24. 6:30PM on Blog Talk Radio. GO HERE TO LISTEN

Will be taking calls during the show.

The GAR1680 LIVE Chat Room will open at 5:30pm (1 hour before show starts) – Find Chat Room link button on this blog site (upper right column).

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Following is a video called: “Extraordinary People: Girls with Gloves Knock out Stereotype”.

A really wonderful piece about some North Carolina women training out of Port City Boxing in Wilmington. Learn how some young women such as Antoinette Smith, Shaniqua Marshall, and two-time Golden Gloves champion Lateshia Darden, all whom train at Port City under the tutelage of Coach Andre, have turned their life into something positive with their boxing training and skills.


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Following is the portion of an article published by Richmond County Daily Journal. Note: this will also be mentioned during the GAR1680 Boxing Talk radio show.


Brittany Winburn           -           McKayla Ard

Boxers victorious in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Two members of the Dungeon Boxing Club pulled out wins during the North Carolina Invitational Saturday [June 1st] in Wilmington.

McKayla Ard improved to 2-1 in her career with a victory over Kimberly Pittman from Wilson. Ard was awarded the win when the referee stopped the bout in the second round. Brittany Winburn defeated Raleigh’s Holly Wantuch by unanimous decision.

To read the full Richmond County Daily Journal article by correspondent Shawn Stinson, go HERE.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

RESULTS: Boxing at The Ritz in Raleigh, N.C. – Friday, June 14, 2013

FINAL RESULTS AT THE RITZ (RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA), FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

Promoter: Walter Johnson Promotions


Two North Carolina fighters appeared on the card. Others flew in from as far away as Latvia and Greece.

Cruiserweight Julius “K.O.B” Fogle (17-8) of Cary, North Carolina defeated Tiwon Taylor (26-24-1) of Las Vegas, Nevada by TKO in Round 3.

Making his debut in the heavyweight division, Evgenios Lazaridis (1-0) of Athens, Greece defeated Brandon Bowens (0-3) of Wilson, North Carolina by TKO in Round 1.

Heavyweight Mairis Briedis (9-0) of Riga, Latvia defeated Jonathan Felton (6-27-1) of Virginia by TKO in Round 2.

Middleweight Deandre Neal (9-0) of Columbia, South Carolina defeated Delvin Gist (0-2), also of South Carolina.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680

GAR1680 Presents Video Collage of North Carolina's Top Fighters

Fox Sports to Broadcast Last May’s National Golden Gloves Event from Salt Lake City - Darnell Price Competed

Sgt. Darnell Price, Marine Corps Base
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Just one boxer from North Carolina made it to the nation's biggest amateur boxing event.

Darnell Price advanced to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah (in May, 2013) after successfully winning his matches in the Southern Regional Golden Gloves Tournament (in April, 2013) in Knoxville, Tennessee. And before that, the State's Golden Gloves Championship event in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Price was fighting out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, but representing the Washington D.C. team in Salt Lake City.

In the 201 lbs. quarter-finals on Thursday, May 17, Price decisioned Bryan Daniels of New England and advanced to the semi- finals.

In the other quarter-final bout that day, Earl Newman of New York Metro decisioned Demarkus Minter of Cleveland, Ohio.

In the 201 lbs. semi-finals on Friday, May 18, Darnell Price lost to Joshua Temple of St. Louis, Missouri by RSC (Referee Stops Contest).

In the championship finals the following day (Saturday, May 19), Joshua Temple then lost to Earl Newman. Newman won the National Golden Gloves Champion title in the 201 lb. division.

The Fox Sports Carolinas Network will broadcast the event that took place in Salt Lake City this Saturday, June 22 at 2:00PM and again at 9:00PM.


Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680 


Darnell Price vs. Esau Eatman; 2013 Golden Gloves State Finals, Charlotte, North Carolina
Recorded and edited by GAR1680 Boxing Talk

Monday, June 17, 2013

Matchmaker Seeks Opponents for Fayetteville, N.C. Boxing Event July 5, 2013

The following list of boxers are scheduled for a professional boxing event July 5, 2013 at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Promoter: Andrew Williams, R&R Promotions.

The matchmaker (Denise DuBose-LaGuidice) is seeking opponents.


Managers, promoters, boxers can bid here: http://phpmyadmin.makeafight.com/ - Scroll down to Crown Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Lamar Russ (13-0; Wilmington, North Carolina)  Middleweight/160-160 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 8

Jonathan Steele (0-0; Camp Lejeune, N.C.)  DEBUT  Welterweight/145-145 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 4

Brandon Bennett (15-0; Cincinnati, Ohio)  Lightweight/131-132 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 8

Raynell Williams (0-0; Cleveland, Ohio)  DEBUT  Lightweight/133-133 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 4

William Jackson (10-1-1; Cincinnati, Ohio)  Welterweight/145-145 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 6

Dominic Breazeale ( 5-0; Anaheim, California)  Heavyweight/>200 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 6

Robert Easter (4-0; Cincinnati, Ohio)  Junior-Welterweight/135-136 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 6
Note: Easter also fights June 22, 2013 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Jamel Herring (3-0; Coram, New York)  Junior-Welterweight/135-136 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 6

Rau'shee Warren (4-0; Cincinnati, Ohio)  Junior-Featherweight/118-119 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 6

Aaron Pryor Jr. (16-7; Cincinnati, Ohio)  Light-Heavyweight/168-170 lbs.  vs. TBA Rounds 8


Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fayetteville, N.C. Boxing Event to Include “some of North Carolina’s top talent” on Friday, July 5, 2013

S P E C I A L   R E P O R T

          R&R Promotions, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, will feature a boxing event in the City of Fayetteville in North Carolina on Friday, July 5, 2013. The event will take place at the Crown Coliseum as part of the Independence Day festivities and has been billed as “Independence Explosion Friday Night Fights!” to start at 7:00PM.

According to a report posted on boxingnews24.com, “…fighters will be announced shortly, including some of North Carolina’s top talent.”

Also, current WBC Lightweight World Champion, Adrien Broner, and former world champion Aaron Pryor are expected to be “on hand” during the event “greeting fans and signing autographs”.

To purchase tickets, visit the Crown Coliseum site here: http://www.crowncoliseum.com/



Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680

Results for N.C. Boxers at EchoStage Lounge, Washington, D.C. June 8, 2013

Two North Carolina boxers appeared on the card at the EchoStage Lounge boxing event in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

The following was copied from a story by Gary Digital Williams of the Boxing along the Beltway Blog.

White Plains, MD lightweight Terron "Kid" Grant stopped Joseph Dixon of North Carolina at 1:47 [of the first round].  Grant is 6-0, four KO's while Dixon is 0-4.

DC featherweight Marcus Bates dropped Joshua Hinnant of [Wilson] North Carolina with a right hand that eventually forced Hinnant to give up the bout at 1:34 [of the first round].  Both boxers made their pro debuts.


To see the full story of the event go here: http://boxingalongthebeltway.blogspot.com/2013/06/recap-from-dc.html

Coming this Weekend: Boxing in Greensboro - June 22, 2013

UPDATE 6/21/2013: GREENSBORO EVENT CANCELLED
Rescheduled for July 13, 2103.

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For tickets CLICK HERE

Note: Noel Echevarria's name is misspelled and Jonte Willis' record is incorrect in this promotional poster.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Greensboro Live Magazine Interview with N.C. Fighter, James “Shotgun” Winchester

Below is an excellent article found on Greensboro, North Carolina light-middleweight James “Shotgun” Winchester (15-8), who will be hoping to end a 5-loss skid this Friday (6/14/2013) when he faces Eric Burke (6-29-3) of Ohio. (Update 6/15/2013): The event in Ruffin has been postponed until June 28. See details at top of blog).

“Shotgun” Winchester will appear on a card featured by Lucky Punch Promotions (based in Virginia), and is one of five North Carolina fighters scheduled that evening. The event will take place at the Lera's Baile Mexicano venue in Ruffin, North Carolina.

Following is the Greensboro Live Magazine story and a video interview of James “Shotgun” Winchester posted on YouTube where you will hear him speak of his hopes for a better life, while fighting his way “out of the hood” and release from prison, to become a better husband and father to his children. He was interviewed by Nikeema Lee. 


Paco Rivera, GAR1680 N.C. Boxing Talk 
Twitter: @GAR1680



Greensboro Live Magazine - http://gsolive.com

Cover Story: Shotgun’s Redemption

When I first met James “Shotgun” Winchester I thought to myself, this guy can’t be a boxer. He’s small and has no weight to him. Boy, was I wrong. With one word I sustained an instant TKO, not by his fist, but by the power in his heart.

Shotgun’s will to survive the streets of Reidsville, NC was like a Tyson right as he recalled his life in and around crack houses. Delivering body blow after body blow, he described the circumstances that landed him in prison at the age of 15 and facing a 10 year sentence for murder. He’d work the body, and then jab and go back to the body while telling his story of how getting out of prison the first time only landed him back for another attempted murder charge.

Man, just when I thought I was about to hit the canvass, he pinned me to the ropes with his tale of triumph. Telling me of lessons he learned from fight promoters and how he’d known he had to make a change in his life; not only for himself, but for his beautiful wife and three sons. It wasn’t until he told me he was 34 years old and still had more fight in him that I threw in the towel, pleaded for my life, and begged for mercy.

“Shotgun” Winchester is more than just a boxer out of Reidsville. He’s a product. He’s a showpiece of a small town that proves no matter what you go through, that you can make the best out of life if only you try. Here‘s his story.



Greensboro Live: James, tell us a little bit about yourself. I know you’re from the triad area.
James “Shotgun” Winchester: Yes! I’m from Reidsville, NC. I come from a childhood of living in the streets. I’m trying to do something positive for me, my kids plus people who are trying to do good things in life.

GL: How was it growing up in Reidsville?
JW: It was rough. I grow up in the hood, living near crack houses. Living a life that landed me in prison at the age of 15.

GL: Tell us about your prison experience.
JW: I went to jail at the age of 15. I was charged with first degree murder. They turned that over and I ended up getting a lesser charge of 2nd degree murder. I was in jail from 15 to 21 years old.

GL: When did you start boxing?
JW: I starting boxing while in prison. I did it to learn a trade. I knew when I got released I was going to be a felon. I knew I would have strikes against me.

GL: How was your transition from prison life back to civilian life?
JW: When I came home in 2000, I ended up going back to the streets and caught an attempted murder charge in 2005. This pushed me off the street but it also woke me up. I knew I had to change. My life was different now. I had to start thinking. I had a baby on the way. I started to think about what I needed to do and started thinking about how I was going to make my life better. I went back to prison in 2006 for that charge. This time I invested most of the money into bettering myself. I started reading self-help books.

GL: Do you think prison saved your life?
JW: YES! Most definitely! I wouldn’t take one day of my time back. It saved me. I think I would have been dead by 16 or 17 had I not went to prison.

GL: How are you going to use boxing to change your life?
JW: I already have. I’m living my dream. I’m doing something that I’ve always wanted to do. That I was determined to do. I set my mind to it and applied the energy to it. That’s the formula to succeed in life. Once again I’m living my dreams. I have fought in Vegas three times as well as Miami. I have fought on some of the biggest cards like Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez, and even had an opportunity to fight on a Mayweather card. I’m in the biggest squares and living my dreams to the fullest.

GL: Now how has that translated into locally? What do you have going on?
JW: I am putting on my own matches. Doing my part to help other local fighters

GL: How has this impacted your family?
JW: Majorly! I’m a better father and a better husband. I’ve settle down now. I don’t have time for the streets.

I [GL] believe that Shotgun is the future of North Carolina boxing. You can find the rest of this interview exclusively at www.GsoLive.com. Be sure to catch Shotgun in the ring June 14, 2013 in Ruffin, NC. The Rumble in Ruffin, right outside of Reidsville.


Monday, June 10, 2013

North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show: Interview with Undefeated Boxer Noel "Shut-Up" Echevarria

Listen to the GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk Show from this evening (Monday, June 10, 2013). Join this blog site to be alerted about future Charlotte & North Carolina Boxing Talk radio shows. The 30-minute show broadcasts each Monday at 6:30pm.

This show:  Hear a GAR1680 exclusive interview with one of our state’s up-and-coming fighters NOEL “SHUT-UP” ECHEVARRIA, who is undefeated with a record of 11-0 and quickly rising as a top prospect in the world of boxing. Listen to Noel talk about how the Philly fighter, Tevin Farmer, chickened out of fighting him! - And says he will be ready to take on world champ Adrien Broner in a year or two.

Also, a recap of the Anthony “The Tyger” Hanshaw vs. Farah Ennis fight on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Hanshaw also fights out of North Carolina.


Listen to a recording of tonight's show here.
Radio show recorded: Monday, 5/3/2013.
Just press the play button!

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Club Hush (Charlotte, NC) Boxing Results from May 18, 2013

Note: I apologize for posting this late. 


On May 18, 2013, Tommy Hill Boxing featured an event at Club Hush in Charlotte, N.C. that included 6 professional bouts. Four of the 12 boxers were from North Carolina and were matched against opponents from other regions. Only one of the four, Noel Echevarria, got a win that evening.

In a scheduled 5-round bout, “Shut-Up” Echevarria (11-0) of Winston-Salem won a unanimous decision over John Willoughby (3-19) of Atlanta. He won every round with all three judges scoring it 50-45.

Desi Williams (0-6) of Wilson, North Carolina was KO’d in the 1st round by the Guyanese fighter Elton Dharry (15-5-1) who now resides in California.

Tevin Parker (0-4) of North Carolina (city unknown) was TKO’d in the 1st round by Mikkel Lespiere (3-0) of New York City.

Making his debut, Chris Sawtelle (0-0-1) of Charlotte, North Carolina fought to a majority decision draw in a 4-round heavyweight bout with Rex Harris (0-0-1) of Pennsylvania, who was also making his debut. The scores were: 39-36 (for Sawtelle) and the other two judges both had it 37-37.

In other bouts:

Thomas Brown (14-4-1; York, South Carolina) won 6-round UD over Jess Noriega (1-4-0; Lynchburg, Virginia).

James Hope (7-11-1; Rock Hill, South Carolina got a SD win over Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell (7-2; Brooklyn, N.Y.) in 6 rounds.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680


Echevarria vs. Willoughby pre-fight introductions at Club Hush, Charlotte, NC - 5/18/2013

Another News Article about GAR1680 Boxing Talk

I’d like to thank correspondent Kim Smith of the Charlotte Observer newspaper for contacting me and for the article he wrote about Blog Talk Radio that included a feature on my North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: @GAR1680

Note: The image below was edited for this post. A section was removed. To read the entire story, go here:




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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Noel "Shut-Up" Echevarria Boxing Talk Radio Interview on Monday, 6/10/2013

Winston-Salem lightweight, Noel "Shut-Up" Echevarria

     On next Monday’s North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show: Hear a GAR1680 exclusive interview with one of our state’s up-and-coming fighters...

NOEL “SHUT-UP” ECHEVARRIA

     Noel is undefeated with a record of 11-0 and quickly rising as a top prospect in the world of boxing.

     Listen to Noel talk about how the Philly fighter, Tevin Farmer, chickened out of fighting him!

Also, a recap of the Anthony “The Tyger” Hanshaw vs. Farah Ennis fight on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Hanshaw also fights out of North Carolina.

Great show! Don’t miss it! Monday, June 10. 6:30PM on Blog Talk Radio.

The GAR1680 LIVE Chat Room will open at 5:30pm (1 hour before show starts) – Find Chat Room link button on this blog site (upper right column). 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Follow Noel on Twitter  @ShutUp1nonly

Anthony “The Tyger” Hanshaw Showed lot of Heart in Loss on ESPN Friday Night Fights

On a broadcast of ESPN Friday Night Fights this past Friday, Anthony “Tony the Tyger” Hanshaw (now 23-3-2) of Kernersville, North Carolina faced Farah Ennis (21-1) of Philadelphia in a scheduled 10-round bout. The fight took place at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington.

Hanshaw started out well in the first round, appearing more the aggressor and connecting well toward the end of the round. Ennis may have gotten the better of Hanshaw in rounds 2 and 3, but Hanshaw had a very good 4th round, coming out strong and catching Ennis with a lot of good shots.

The 5th round may have been the best for Hanshaw. His better moments came with less than a minute to go in the round when he got Ennis against the ropes and connected with a series of punches.

In the 6th round, commentator Teddy Atlas’ scorecard showed Hanshaw winning 48-47, with Hanshaw winning rounds 1, 4, and 5. Viewers voting their scores on Friday Night Fights' Facebook page showed fans giving Hanshaw the same rounds (1, 4 and 5); Hanshaw up 3 rounds to 2. Near the end of the sixth round, Ennis connected with a great uppercut to Hanshaw’s jaw.

With about a minute remaining in the 7th round, Hanshaw once again gets Ennis against the ropes and attacks.  

The 8th was somewhat slow paced, but about midway into the 9th, Ennis connects with a right hand that seemed to almost drop Hanshaw.

Round 10 was all Ennis. He floors Hanshaw at 2:23 remaining with a punch to the head that appeared to look more like a push with the hand and glove. Not connecting solidly. Hanshaw got up and didn’t appear any different than before the knockdown. Ennis did connect several more times with hard shots, but Hanshaw survived the round.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk
Twitter: GAR1680



This video was edited to show some of Hanshaw's better rounds in the fight, but
also includes the entire 10th and final round when Hanshaw was knocked down.

Monday, June 3, 2013

North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show; The PROBLEMS with Boxing in North Carolina

Listen to the GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk Show from this evening (Monday, June 3, 2013). Join this blog site to be alerted about future Charlotte & North Carolina Boxing Talk radio shows. The 30-minute show broadcasts each Monday at 6:30pm HERE

This show: North Carolina's Anthony "The Tyger" Hanshaw preview of his upcoming ESPN Friday Night Fights bout this Friday (June 7). * Undefeated N.C. heavyweight Joshua "Too Tuff" Tufte fights June 22 in Greensboro. * Also, the business of boxing...the problems with boxing in North Carolina.

Correction: I stated Josh Tufte's opponent in the upcoming Greensboro bout,  Elijah McCall, as having a record of 11-2-1. McCall fought in Poland on May 18 and lost. His record is 11-3-1.

Comment your thoughts on the show here. Also, share with your Facebook/Twitter friends!



Listen to a recording of tonight's show here
Radio show recorded: Monday, 5/3/2013
Just press the play button!