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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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




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