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, October 27, 2013

RESULTS: World of Champions Fight Night in Charlotte, NC – October 26, 2013

Four of the seven originally scheduled bouts set for World of Champions Fight Night at CenterStage at Noda in Charlotte, NC took place on Saturday night. According to spectators in attendance, two of the bouts, including the main event, had a packed venue at CenterStage cheering loudly and on their feet.

Prior to the main event, undefeated super middleweight Pablo Velez Jr., who recently relocated from North Carolina and now fights out of Atlanta, met in the ring with former gym and sparring partner Nasser Abdul Malik of Cary, North Carolina. According to author Christian Giudice, who provided a full report for this blog, and was on hand interviewing fighters and commentating on the event, he said that both Velez Jr. and Abdul Malik—yes both!—were hurt in the first round. Velez Jr. later took an eight-count in the second round, but hung on to win a 4 round majority decision. Scores were 39-37, 38-38, and 38-37. Velez Jr. is now 3-0. Abdul Malik falls to 1-2.

On Pablo Velez Jr.’s Facebook, he commented: “It was a fight I made harder for myself than I needed to, partly because I fought against my ex-teammate, who I sparred with hundreds of times and against my ex-coach. However, I out-worked him and got the win.”

The main event may have been an even greater war. Defending his WBC Continental Americas cruiserweight title for the first time, Olanrewaju Durodola of Nigeria, but now making his home in Kansas, is now 17-1 after scoring a KO in Round 6 over Mitch “King Kamm” Williams of Michigan. Christian Giudice referred to the bout as “a vicious fight” and Coach Mike Kane of the Mid-South Boxing Academy, who was in the corner for two of his athletes competing in preliminary amateur boxing exhibitions and remained to watch the pros, stated, “The main event was exciting! Those two guys were really pounding each other hard!” Mitch Williams record falls to 8-4 with two draws as a professional.

In other bouts that evening, the Greek heavyweight fighter Thanasis Michaloudis, now residing in Florida, improves to 4-0 after achieving an easy victory with a 1st round KO over Joseph Harper, of Union, South Carolina. Also, Deandre Smith (now 3-0) of Georgia ended his fight promptly with a 20-second KO over winless Martique Holland of Virginia. Holland is now 0-3.

The following bouts: Jamikey Lamar Woods vs. Julius Stroud, Lavisas Williams vs. Rokeem Shorter, and Jazzy Kirkley vs. James Gooding were cancelled. Jazzy Kirkley, age 51, and who last fought professionally during the 1990s, was scheduled to make his comeback.

Six exhibition amateur bouts took place prior to the professionals. Athletes competing were as follows:

1) Dallas Andrada vs. Alex Evans
2) Steve Massey vs. Jabari Gregory
3) Thomas Ladden vs Alex Finger
4) Jonathan Stamey vs. Reggie Miller
5) Christian Rodriguez vs. Corey Wellons
6) Chris Gladden vs. Andre Mendez

Special thanks to Christian Giudice of Charlotte, North Carolina for his collaboration on this report. Chris is author of The Rise and Fall of Alexis Argüello and also Hands of Stone: The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran. You can visit his website at:

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

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