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 30, 2014

North Carolina Boxing Talk Radio Show Podcast for Sunday, July 27, 2014
Why only 5 pro boxing events in NC so far this year? It’s almost August! * Many NC fighters on away fights, but not much luck. Spidey Williams, however, does bring back a title! * Coming up: Paul Marinaccio in Raleigh, Hector Camacho Jr. in Charlotte, Josh Tufte in Greensboro, Jamar Freeman and Yvonne Caples in Durham. * Lynn Holmes of Charlotte wins National Golden Gloves Championship. * Why don’t we have more North Carolina fighters on the card in this state’s pro events? Instead we’re watching a guy from Atlanta boxing a guy from Virginia; who cares to see that? * Carlette Ewell travels to the Caribbean to fight for IBO World Heavyweight Championship. * Also coming up, 2nd annual First Responders Charity Boxing event in Charlotte, and Battle of the Carolinas; amateurs from North Carolina face South Carolina athletes.

FIGHT RESULTS: Ring of Dream Promotions Boxing in Winston-Salem, NC on July 26, 2014

This past Saturday, Ring of Dreams Promotions featured MMA and Professional Boxing in the South Side Community Boxing Club on Old Lexington Road in Winston-Salem that included 9 professional bouts of boxing. Of the 18 fighters on the card, 5 were from North Carolina (as seen in bold below). Just one of the 5 North Carolinians won his bout; Richard Miller of Winston-Salem, who was making his professional boxing debut against another fighter from North Carolina.

Records shown are prior to the bout.

Demond Brock (6-2) def. Johnny Frazier (2-22-4) by UD 6 Rounds.

Eric Johnson (5-0) def. Damon Antoine (11-53-2) by UD 6 Rounds.

Wes Capper (5-0) def. Shane Gierke (5-31-2) by TKO 1st Round.
Chaen Chess (4-1) def. Antonio Robertson  (0-4-1) by UD 4 Round.
Kenneth McNeil (5-1) def. On'rey Towns (0-5; Wilson, NC) by TKO 2nd Round.
Chris Vendola (6-5) def. Joseph Bowman (0-1) by TKO 1st Round.
Headley Scott (debut) def. Dorian Tyler (debut; Concord, NC) by TKO 1st Round.
Tyrone McKenna (3-0) def. Christian Daniels (0-3; Wilson, NC) by TKO 1st Round.
Richard Miller (debut; Winston-Salem, NC) def. Montrail Speight (0-2; Wilson, NC) by TKO 1st Round.

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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Carlette Ewell Fights for IBO World Heavyweight Title this Saturday - Ewell States: I Have Taken this Personal!

Carlette Ewell with Paco Rivera of GAR1680 Boxing Talk Radio & Blog

UPDATE: A tropical depression in the Atlantic is expected to become Tropical Storm Bertha over the weekend as it passes across the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, resulting in postponement of the boxing event this weekend in St. Maartin that included Carlette Ewell's bout.

UPDATE 2: This bout has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014.

On Saturday, August 2, Carlette "The Truth" Ewell of Winston-Salem will be fighting in a rematch for the vacant IBO World Heavyweight title. The Main Event bout, scheduled for 10 rounds, takes place at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium in Philipsburg, St. Maarten in the Caribbean. Her opponent will be Sonya Lamonakis of New York City.

Ewell, who is 15-7-1, with 9 wins by KO, hasn’t fought since 2012, a close 6-round split decision draw against Lamonakis in January of that year. At the time, Lamonakis was undefeated with a record of 6-0. One judge from New Jersey had it 58-56 for Carlette Ewell, another from Connecticut had it 58-56 for Lamonakis, and Judge Julie Lederman (of New York) scored it 57-57 even. It was a fight that took place in Lamonakis’ hometown of New York City. With all officials for that bout being from the northeast region (the referee, Harvey Dock, was also from New Jersey), it can be said that the North Carolinian was lucky to come out of there with a draw. Had the bout taken place on neutral grounds, the outcome may have been much different. Which is exactly what Ewell expects to see this coming Saturday in the Caribbean.

When Ewell was asked how she felt about her previous fight with Lamonakis, she said, “In my heart I know I won that fight. If you look at video, you will see that I won.”

Regarding the bout being in New York, she said, “If a boxer goes to New York and gets a draw, that boxer won the fight. New York and California are the hardest states (for a boxer from somewhere else) to get a win. At least in New York I have a fan base. And my trainer (Eddie Gregg) is from New York, and he has a big fan base there too from when he was a fighter. I wouldn’t fight in California unless they paid me a million dollars and two of the judges are from another state. They can have one. I just need two.”

Since their 2012 bout, Lamonakis has fought five more times, getting another draw, 3 wins, and a loss to Martha Salazar in April, 2013. Lamonakis’ record is now 9-1-2 with 1 win by KO. While a hometown advantage has been taken away from her in this upcoming bout, she may have achieved an advantage by remaining more active in the ring than Ewell.

When Ewell was asked how she has prepared to overcome any possibility of ring rust, and if it is something that worries her, she said, “I won’t have a problem with that because I spar on a consistent basis and I stay in shape. I have a regiment that includes working the speed bags and heavy bags, jumping rope and the boxer’s entire set standards of training.”

Ewell further stated that she does not study film of upcoming opponents. She said that by doing so a certain style may be expected, but may have changed by the time the bout with that opponent takes place. Instead, she will go by feel and emotion during the fight to decide what she needs to do.

Prior to her draw with Lamonakis, Ewell had reeled off three straight wins and in so doing obtained the UNBC Heavyweight title and WIBC International Boxing Council Light-Heavyweight title. Over the course of her professional boxing career, Ewell, who has been fighting since 2002 as a pro, has achieved 5 world titles in three weight divisions. Lamonakis, on the other hand, has been fighting professionally since 2010 and picked up the New York State Heavyweight title in March of this year when she fought Tiffany Woodard, an opponent that Carlette Ewell has defeated twice.

Ewell expects to fly to St. Maartin on Thursday with trainers Eddie Gregg and Delen “Blimp” Parsley. She will have another team member in her corner who is from St. Maartin. Weigh-ins are Friday evening and the bout Saturday evening.

Ewell stated, “I am taking this fight personal. Sonya made some comments following the last fight that was very insulting. I have taken this personal, so I’m going to do my job and come back with that title.”

Paco Rivera
Twitter: @GAR1680




Friday, July 25, 2014

Professional Boxing in Winston-Salem this Weekend (Saturday, July 26, 2014) - Ring of Dreams Promotions

Ring of Dreams Promotions will feature Boxing at the South Side Community Boxing Club in Winston-Salem. Scheduled on the card: Breon Smiley, Eric Johnson, Wes Capper, Jean Pierre Augustin, Steed Woodall, Tyrone McKenna, Jason Rorie (Winston-Salem, NC), Chris Vendola. Location: 2500-A Old Lexington Road SE, Winston-Salem, NC. Call 336-669-0179 for tickets to this event.

Charlotte Observer Story on National Golden Gloves Champion from Charlotte, Lynn Holmes

Lynn Holmes, 178-LBS 2014 National Women’s Golden Gloves Champion
Photo by Joe Habina, Charlotte Observer
Story by Charlotte Observer correspondent, Joe Habina:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Upcoming North Carolina Boxing Events - July-Sept, 2014


Updated: July 21, 2014

SATURDAY, JULY 26 (WINSTON-SALEM): Ring of Dreams Promotions will feature Boxing. Scheduled on the card: Breon Smiley, Eric Johnson, Wes Capper, Jean Pierre Augustin, Steed Woodall, Tyrone McKenna, Jason Rorie (Winston-Salem, NC), Chris Vendola. At the South Side Community Boxing Club. 2500-A Old Lexington Road SE, Winston-Salem, NC. Call 336-669-0179 for tickets to this event.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 (RALEIGH): Walter Johnson Promotions features Pro Boxing. Scheduled on the card: Paul "The Italian Hitman" Marinaccio, Jamar Freeman, James Hammortree, Milton Santiago, Robert Sockwell, Shakir Dunn. Location: The Ritz Theatre. 2820 Industrial Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 (CHARLOTTE): Promoter Jonathan K. Nazeer features "Rumble in the City", professional and amateur Boxing event. Scheduled on the card: Hector "Machito" Camacho Jr., Miguel Angel Munguia, Chris Hancock, William McElroy, Antwaun Tubbs, Jordan Chambers-Blair, Nick Elliott. (Note: Chambers-Blair and Elliott appear to be an amateur or exhibition bout). Location: Carole A. Hoefener Center, 610 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 (GREENSBORO): Walter Johnson Promotions features Pro Boxing. Scheduled on the card: Joshua "Too-Tuff" Tufte, Richie Rivers. Location: Greensboro Coliseum Complex (in the Special Event Center). 1921 W Lee St, Greensboro, NC 27403.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 (WINSTON-SALEM): Ring of Dreams Promotions will feature professional Boxing. Scheduled on the card: Miguel Cartagena (12-1; Philadelphia), Jonathan Cepeda (12-1; Florida), Tyrone McKenna (4-0: Philadelphia/Ireland), Rich Miller (1-0; Minneapolis), Neslan Machado (6-0; Miami, FL/Cuba). Location: South Side Community Boxing Club. 2500-A Old Lexington Road SE, Winston-Salem, NC. Call 336-669-0179 for tickets to this event.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (CHARLOTTE): 2nd Annual First Responders Charity Boxing Event, in honor and memory of 9/11 victims. Competing against each other will be Charlotte Police Department, Charlotte Fire Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Department, and North Carolina Highway Patrol. The team with most wins will have portion of the proceeds given to their choice of a local charity. Revolution Park Sports Academy; 1225 Remount Road. Charlotte, NC 28208. For more information contact Coach Al Simpson at or call 704 241-0314.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (DURHAM): Promoter David Moore and One Hit Promotions will feature a Pro Boxing event at The Armory in Durham, North Carolina. Location: 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701. Further details when they become available. For ticket info call 919-401-3269

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (CHARLOTTE): Battle of the Carolinas Amateur Boxing Tournament. North vs. South Carolina. Location: Revolution Park Sports Academy; 1225 Remount Road. Charlotte, NC 28208. For more information contact Coach Al Simpson at or call 704 241-0314.



WEDNESDAY, JULY 23: Lightweight Noel Echevarria (11-3; Winston-Salem) vs. Patrick Hyland (27-1; New York/Ireland) at the BB King Blues Club & Grill venue in New York.

CANCELLED - SATURDAY, JULY 26: Light-Welterweight Eli Addison (11-3; Winston-Salem) vs. Dusty Hernandez Harrison (22-0; Washington, D.C.) for the WBC Youth Silver Welterweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York. Undercard bout for Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale Main Event. Televised on HBO. It is unknown if Eli Addison's bout will be included in broadcast.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2: Heavyweight Carlette Ewell (15-7-1; Winston-Salem, NC) vs. Sonya Lamonakis (9-1-2; New York City) at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten (Caribbean island of Saint Martin).

Saturday, July 19, 2014

RESULTS: Charlotte Boxing at the EpiCenter on Saturday, July 19, 2014

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, Money Mike Promotions featured seven professional bouts that took place at the EpiCenter 210 Rooftop in Charlotte. A rainy day just cleared and seated spectators were folding their umbrellas when the first bout began at 8:00PM.

On the downside, event organizers did not issue programs with bout listings and an awful PA system was made worse by a Ring Announcer who yelled everything into the microphone at the top of his lungs. The voice distortion made it impossible to understand what he was saying or who he was introducing. If he’d spoken with his normal tone of voice, it may have been a lot clearer.

About 300 fans in attendance didn’t seem to mind, however, as most cheered and yelled throughout the event at what turned out to be a very exciting night of boxing in a setting surrounded by Charlotte’s lit-up Uptown skyline. Spectators could care less, it seemed, what the MC was saying.

The fights kicked off with two out-of-town boxers coming in at 131 pounds. Michael Robinson of Memphis, Tennessee, making his debut as a pro, was matched with Tyshae Ferguson of Virginia coming in with a record of 0-2. Robinson won every round of the 4-round bout by unanimous decision. All three judges scored it 40-36.

In the second bout, Michael Hazzard of South Carolina, in his debut, fought highly favored Stanley "The kid" Wright, who, from the sound of cheers in the crowd, appeared to have the largest contingent of fans in attendance than any other fighter on this night. Also making his debut appearance as a pro, Wright, who trains at Stanley's Pro Boxing Gym in Charlotte and is also a Mecklenburg County Sheriff Deputy, was knocked down in the first round by Hazzard, likely giving the South Carolinian a 10-8 winning round. But Wright bounced back after the referee’s eight-count and scored a high number of blows to the head of Hazzard throughout the remaining three rounds, giving Wright a 4-round unanimous decision win, all three judges scoring it 39-37.

In the next bout, James “The Fighting Fireman” Hammortree (now 5-0) of Florida defeated Sam Promonee of Charleston, South Carolina by 1st round KO. Promonee drops to 1-1.

The next two bouts featured popular North Carolina boxers fighting out of the Dyme Boxing & Fitness Gym in Charlotte, with some of the best coaches in the business in their corner, Coach James Pressley and Coach James Carr. Recent winner of the WBC Latino belt, John "Spidey" Williams, was matched against a fighter out of New York City, Joseph Figueroa, a long-time veteran journeyman entering the ring with a record of 11-53-5. Despite a significant height difference (for a moment it appeared Spidey was going to box a midget), the New Yorker turned out to be very game; a tough
little bulldog that went toe-to-toe with the Dyme fighter and gave about as much as he took, occasionally landing heavy blows to the head of Williams. The fight went the six-round distance with Spidey Williams getting a unanimous decision. All three judges scored it 60-54.

Following a 15-minute intermission, Dyme fighter Jared “The Warrior” Robinson was matched against cross-town contender, Andre Baker, fighting out of Lumberton, North Carolina. Following three knockdowns of Baker in the 2nd round, mostly from vicious body punches that Robinson delivered to Baker’s left side, referee Bill Clancy called a halt to the bout. Jared Robinson’s record improves to 15-1, while Baker drops to 10-41-2.

In a heavyweight matchup, undefeated heavyweight Nat Heaven of Florida entered the ring with a record of 9-0 and wearing super-shiny blue robe and boxers (with the nickname “Heaven Sent” on the back of the robe). He faced a big heavyweight from Louisiana, Stacy Frazier, who had the same amount of wins and losses on his record (15-15). In the scheduled 6-round bout, it took just one devastating blow at 29 seconds into the first round to the head of Heaven to end the fight quickly. Heaven went down and got up on wobbly legs, forcing the referee to stop the bout. Heaven suffers his first defeat and Frazier's record improves to 16-15.

In the final fight of the evening Marselle "Cochise" Walker made his professional debut. Marselle Walker also fights out of the Stanley's Pro Boxing Gym in Charlotte. Walker faced Coy Lanbert of South Carolina (now 2-13). In the first round, Walker bloodied his opponent’s face with a series of jabs and punches landing accurately. Further combinations and continuous blows to the head in the 2nd round resulted in the referee calling a stop to the bout. Marcelle Walker, now 1-0, won by TKO.

Several in attendance were introduced by the Ring Announcer during intermission that included former North Carolina IBF Bantamweight World Champion Kelvin Seabrooks and Winston-Salem Women’s Heavyweight contender, Carlette "The Truth" Ewell. Carlette will be fighting for the vacant IBO Heavyweight title on August 2 in the Caribbean.

Other notables in attendance were boxing promoter Krishna Wainright, who was accompanied by amateur women boxer Lynn L. Holmes of Charlotte. Lynn recently won the 178-LBS 2014 National Women’s Golden Gloves Championship that took place in Florida. Charlotte boxing promoter Jonathan Kearse Nazeer came out to support the event. Nazeer, who runs JKN Boxing Promotions, will have the next boxing event taking place in Charlotte on August 16th that will include world-class contender Hector "Machito" Camacho Jr. in the Main Event. Coach Mike Kane of Mid-South Boxing and Fitness was also at the EpiCenter Rooftop, mainly to see friends from Dyme, Jared Robinson and Spidey Williams, in their respective bouts.

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

Videos of some of the bouts can be seen on our YouTube Channel:

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Fans anticipating start of bouts...and an end to the rain
Boxing under a magnificent Charlotte Skyline at the EpiCenter Rooftop

Stanley "The kid" Wright, Charlotte Sheriff and Pro Fighter in black & red boxers takes charge

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Professional Boxing in Charlotte, North Carolina - Saturday, July 19, 2014

On Saturday, July 19, Sports Radio 610AM The Fan presents a night of professional boxing billed as Carolina Brawl that will take place at the EpiCenter Rooftop venue with a spectacular view of the Charlotte nighttime skyline.

At least 10 bouts are scheduled that will include Mecklenburg County Sheriff Deputy Stanley "The kid" Wright and recently returned Army soldier Marselle "Cochise" Walker of Charlotte making their professional boxing debuts.

WBC Latino title holder John "Spidey" Williams and Jared "The Warrior" Robinson of Charlotte, NC will also be featured on the card in separate bouts.

Undefeated Keith Tapia (12-0) of Puerto Rico will be fighting for a Cruiserweight title and John Wesley Nofire of Florida, also undefeated with a record of 14-0, will be matched in a Heavyweight title bout.

Former MMA fighter turned boxer James “Sledge” Hammortree (4-0; Florida) is also scheduled against an unnamed opponent.

The EpiCenter Rooftop is located at 210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC.

General Admission is $25.

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