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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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Charity Boxing Event in Charlotte, Sept. 13/14. Police, Firefighters, Sheriffs, N.C. Highway Patrol to Fight Each Other

UPDATE, AUGUST 8, 2013: Coach Al has stated that the charity boxing event will be held on Friday, September 13th only. On Saturday, September 14th the Carolina's Boxing Invitational will take place at the Revolution Park Sports Academy, 1225 Remount Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28255 (location of the Charlotte Boxing Academy) beginning at 4:00PM. Also, Coach Al regrets that the words "Inaugural" and "Sheriff" were misspelled on the flyer. New flyers are being made with the corrections.

Received the following announcement and attachment from Coach Al Simpson of the Charlotte Boxing Academy:

Hello. I hope you have been doing well and finding time to be with family during this rainy summer! This is our next event in Sept. (see attachment). The event is in honor and memory of 9/11 and 1st responders (police, sheriff, fire and highway patrol), which this year falls on a Tuesday, but the event will be held on that Fri/Sat. This is a charity event where the prize awards will go to selected local charities. Example: 1st place $500, 2nd place $400, 3rd place $300 and 4th place team $200. Each will receive a team trophy, but the money will go to their choice of charity. So it will be 4 people from each dept. (police, sheriff, fire, and highway patrol), and they will box each other in 1min-3rds, with safety headgears and gloves on (need to avoid injuries and keep it safe as possible, but fun!). If you have any thoughts please let me know! Always trying to show the kids to do positive things in the community! Can also do a winter coat or food drive! - Coach Al Simpson.

Cost: 5-14 years $5.00 / 15 years and up $10


This is a very worthwhile event for our community. Please share this post with friends, your Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio & Blog
Twitter: GAR1680

Saturday, July 27, 2013

RESULTS: Boxing In Ruffin, North Carolina for June 28, 2013

Note: Sorry about the delay with this posting.

On Friday, June 28, Lucky Punch Promotions (based in Virginia) featured a professional boxing event at the Lera's Baile Mexicano venue (Club Lera) in Ruffin, North Carolina. A total of 12 bouts took place that evening with seven fighters from North Carolina appearing on the card (two were matched against each other). Of the seven North Carolina boxers, four achieved wins and three were defeated. Following are the results of those bouts:

James "Shotgun" Winchester (now 16-8) of Reidsville, NC wins by TKO(4) over  Eric Burke (6-30-3) of Ohio.

Kareem Millner (1-1) of Eden, North Carolina wins by TKO(3) over Christopher Baynes (0-3) of Reidsville, NC.

Ernest Blackwell (1-0) of Reidsville, NC wins in his pro debut by TKO(1) over Damion Reed (2-12-1) of Virginia.

Tyson Harrison (1-0) of Greensboro, NC wins in his pro debut by UD(4) over Teron Walker (0-3) of Virginia.

Jovan Francois (6-0) of Trinidad And Tobago wins by KO(2) over Vashon Allen (0-2) of Wilson, NC.

Joel Shojgreen (7-0) of Brooklyn, New York wins by UD(4) over Franklin Edmondson (14-38-1) of Durham, North Carolina.

In other results:

Joshua Robertson (5-1, Virgina) wins by UD(6) over John Micheal Terry (4-28-3; Virgina).

Courtney Pennington (6-0; Brooklyn, N.Y.) wins by SD(6) over Marcus Brooks "Marcos Molina" (7-13; Georgia).

Bobby "The Kid Bam" Hornsby (8-0; Georgia) wins by UD(6) over John Willoughby (3-21; Alabama).

Nathan Francis (4-6-1; Illinois) wins by KO(1) over Donny Miller (2-17; West Virginia).

Blair Cobbs (1-0; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) wins by KO(1) over Martique Holland (0-2; Virginia).

Drew Correll (1-0; Virginia) wins by TKO(1) over Tyshae Ferguson (0-1; Virginia).

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk Radio & Blog
Twitter: GAR1680

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Champions East Boxing makes it's Return in 2013 in Wilson, North Carolina on 8/24/2013

The Champions East promotional company will feature a boxing event in Wilson, North Carolina on Saturday, August 24, 2013 that will take place at the Recreation Park Community Center.

Scheduled on the card from North Carolina are Noel "Shut-Up" Echevarria (11-0) of Winston-Salem, and Rodney "Fremont Vet" Green (7-7-1) of Wilson.

Champions East last held an event in Wilson on April 28, 2012 that took place at the Recreation Park Community Center. There were nine bouts on the card that included 7 fighters from North Carolina, all which lost that evening and remain winless to this day.

Samuel Tomlin (now 0-3; Wilson, N.C.),  Anthony Crawley (0-2; Wilson),  Aaron Williams (0-4; Kinston),  Shakeel Creech (0-2; Wilson),  Anthony Ashe (0-2; Wilson),  Dontterreus Rogers (0-2; Wilson),  and  Milton Rogers (0-2; Wilson).

The card had also featured identical twin brothers boxers (Scott and Deano Burrell) from Brooklyn, New York. Scott defeated Ashe and Deano defeated Dontterreus Rogers that night.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio & Blog
Twitter: @GAR1680

Monday, July 15, 2013

Anthony “The Tyger” Hanshaw vs. Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell on Showtime, July 27, 2013

Kernersville, North Carolina super-middleweight Anthony “The Tyger” Hanshaw (23-3-2) will face Anthony Dirrell (25-0) of Flint, Michigan on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The event will be televised by Showtime Network.

Ten months after a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Roy Jones Jr., in May 2008 Hanshaw fought Anthony’s older brother Andre Dirrell (undefeated at the time) in a Showtime main event bout that appeared to have Hanshaw winning every round until he was knocked down as the bell ending the 4th round sounded. He was then TKO’d in the 5th. That bout seemed to be marred by incorrect knockdown calls by the referee. In the first round Andre Dirrell was clearly seen being knocked down by Hanshaw punches, but it was ruled a slip (no-knockdown). At the end of the 4th round, Hanshaw’s knockdown looked more like Andre pushing him to the canvas.

While Andre has since suffered a loss to Carl Froch (in 2009), his brother Anthony remains undefeated, yet hasn’t fought any highly ranked opponents, or anyone with the experience and exceptional ring record that Hanshaw has.

Anthony Hanshaw vs. Anthony Dirrell appears to be set as the first fight of the evening of four Showtime televised bouts with the main event featuring welterweights Andre Berto of Florida vs. Jesus Soto Karass of California in a scheduled 12 round match.

Also on the card will be Omar Figueroa vs. Nihito Arakawa and Diego Chaves vs. Keith Thurman.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio & Blog
Twitter: @GAR1680

The Inn at Greensboro Airport Boxing Results for July 13, 2013

Going the 10-round distance for the first time in his career, undefeated NABA-USA and USBO heavyweight champ Joshua "Too Tuff" Tufte, now 13-0, defeated Jonte "Rock Steady" Willis (10-5-1) of Tacoma, Washington by split decision in a tough-fought bout. Scores were 97-93 and 96-94 for Tufte and 97-93 for Willis.

Fans reacted with boos after hearing the score one judge gave Willis and reports indicate that Willis later approached Tufte following the fight to humbly acknowledge the winner as the better fighter.

The bout between Noel "Shut-Up" Echevarria (11-0) of Winston-Salem vs. Luis Rosario for the vacant UNBC America's lightweight title was cancelled for reasons unknown.

In other results:

Meegal Harper (8-0) of Chicago wins by UD(6) over Andre Baker (10-38-2) of Lumberton, North Carolina.

Maurice Chalmers (9-11-1) of Lynchburg, Virginia wins by UD(6) over Jason Wahr (1-8-3) of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Perry Ballard (23-2-1) of Martinsburg, West Virginia wins by TKO(1) over Booker Mullins (3-12) of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Orin George (3-0) of Guyana wins by TKO(1) over Jimmie Speight (0-1) of Wilson, North Carolina. Speight was making his professional debut.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio & Blog
Twitter: @GAR1680

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Coming this Weekend: Boxing in Greensboro - Saturday, July 13 2013

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

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fayetteville Crown Center Coliseum Boxing Results for July 5, 2013

Just four of the 10 scheduled bouts took place at the Fayetteville Crown Center Coliseum on Friday, July 5th. Only one boxer from North Carolina appeared on the card (Christian Daniels), who was making his debut.

Jonathon Steele of Texas knocked out Christian Daniels (of Wilson, N.C) in the second round.

Aaron Pryor Jr. (Ohio) wins by 2nd Round KO over Mickey Scarborough (Missouri).

Brandon Bennett (Ohio) defeated Arturo Santiago Ramos (Puerto Rico) by
unanimous decision in 6-round bout.

Rau'shee Warren (Ohio) defeated Jesus Bayron (Puerto Rico) by unanimous decision in 6-round bout.

Special thanks to B. Knox on Twitter (‏@THAREALBKNOX) for contributing results.

Paco Rivera, GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio & Blog
Twitter: @GAR1680

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fayetteville Observer Article about N.C. Middleweight Lamar Russ

Rising middleweight star Lamar Russ readies for Fayetteville homecoming, potential next step

Click Here to read article at

Thursday, July 4, 2013

North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show; Thursday, July 4, 2013

This Show: Boxing in Greensboro, July 13th, will feature two of North Carolina’s best undefeated fighters, Josh Tufte and Noel Echevarria, each in title bouts. * R&R Promotions brings 10-bout card to Fayetteville; 20 fighters, but how many from North Carolina…and who? * James “Shotgun” Winchester wins by KO in Ruffin boxing event, but what else happened in Ruffin? * Special thanks to Raleigh, North Carolina female prizefighter Yvonne Caples for her email; hear what Yvonne has to say about women’s boxing in our state. * Our only N.C. guy at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships in Alabama was a no-show. * Press Release just in: Adrien Broner and R&R Promotions giving complimentary tickets to all military for Friday's "Independence Explosion" fight card in Fayetteville.

Note: I misspoke near the end of the show when reading the press release. Rau'shee Warren will be fighting Jesus Bayron, not Raynell Williams, who will fight in a different bout (and different weight division). 

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

All Fight Matchups Set for this Friday, July 5th in Fayetteville - See List

The matchups are set for the “Independence Explosion” boxing event to be held at the Crown Center in Fayetteville this Friday, July 5th.

4 rounds/145 lbs.: Jonathon Steele (0-0; Dallas, Texas; US Marine based at Camp Lejeune, N.C) vs. Christian Daniels (0-0; Wilson, N.C.) -
Both Steele and Daniels are making their debut.
4 rounds/133 lbs. Raynell Williams (0-0; Cleveland, Ohio) vs. Dwight Ellis (0-0; Wilson, N.C.) -  Both fighters making their debut. Williams is a 2008 Olympian.

6 rounds/145 lbs.: William Jackson (10-1; Cincinnati, Ohio) vs. Trenton Titsworth (6-16-2; Omaha, Nebraska)

4 rounds/135 lbs.: Jamel Herring (4-0; Cincinnati, Ohio; US Marine based at Camp Lejeune, N.C) vs. Theodore Jones (0-0; Wilson, N.C.) – Herring is a 2012 Olympian. Jones is making his debut.

6 rounds/168 lbs.: Aaron Pryor Jr. (16-7; Cincinnati, Ohio) vs. Mickey Scarborough (6-6; Kansas City, Mo.)

6 rounds/160 lbs.: Lamar Russ (13-0; Wilmington, N.C.) vs. Julio Garcia (6-4; Boston, Mass.)

6 rounds/135 lbs.: Robert Easter Jr. (5-0; Toledo, Ohio) vs. Miguel Rodriguez (1-5; Philadelphia, Pa.) – Easter Jr. is a 2012 Olympian.

6 rounds/131 lbs.: Brandon Bennett (15-0; Cincinnati, Ohio) vs. Arturo Santiago Ramos (7-7-1; San Juan, Puerto Rico)

6 rounds/Heavyweight: Dominic Breazeale (5-0; Anaheim, California) vs. Jimmy Suarez (2-4; San Juan, Puerto Rico) – Breazeale is a 2012 Olympian.

6 rounds/118 lbs.: Rau'shee Warren (5-0; Cincinnati, Ohio) vs. Jesus Bayron (5-7; San Juan, Puerto Rico) - Warren  is a 3-time Olympian.

The public is also welcome to attend weigh-ins beginning at noon on Friday at Huske Hardware House, 405 Hay St., Fayetteville, NC, 28301.

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Rescheduled for Thursday, July 4, for this Week

The North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show has been moved to Thursday for just this week. There will be a lot discussed about recent and upcoming events, such as Fayetteville, Greensboro, and more.

So, be sure to have your smart phones tuned in to our BlogTalkRadio Channel, and turned up loud while you’re out there enjoying 4th of July cookouts!

This Thursday, July 4th, starting at 6:30PM. - Find us here: