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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Monday, January 18, 2016

Jared Robinson vs. Bakhtiyar Eyubov (on Showtime) Preview

      On Friday, January 22, super-welterweight Jared Robinson, fighting out of Charlotte, will be facing undefeated Bakhtiyar Eyubov (9-0) of Kazakhstan, the same country that undisputed middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin is from. The bout will take place at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Barring any schedule changes, Showtime Network will kick-off its boxing telecast with the Robinson-Eyubov fight at 10:30PM.
Jared, who has held a number of amateur boxing titles, including 4-time South Carolina Golden Gloves Champion, and currently holds the USBO welterweight title, began his professional career with an unblemished record of 14-0. He will enter the ring against Eyubov at 16-2-1.
Jared recently fought to a draw with a tough undefeated 23-0 fighter from Las Vegas, Haskell Rhodes, in a fight that took place in Rhodes’ new hometown. Before that, he went the distance with Michael Perez of New Jersey, who was 20-1-2, in a bout in Cincinnati. Jared lost the 10-round decision, but he’s no stranger to accepting tough out-of-state fights against fighters with excellent records, and no doubt will continue to do so.
Studying fight film of Eyubov, it appears obvious that, much like Golovkin, he is heavy-handed in both hands. The Kazakhstan fighter having scored 9 KO’s in all 9 of his fights, nearly all ending in 1 or 2 rounds, is proof of that. Jared will need to have his defensive skills at peak for this bout.
It seems Eyubov prefers infighting, only swinging away when he’s right up on his opponent. Jared can counter that style by staying outside and pecking away at Eyubov with solid jabs and quick combinations to rack up points. Eyubov’s punch count drops when opponents keep him away, at or near the center of the ring. He seems to be concentrating more on trying to cut the ring off to get out of that situation. At all costs, Jared must avoid getting trapped with his back to the ropes, because that is when Eyubov attacks and is at his best. Also, Jared shouldn’t hesitate to clinch when Eyubov lowers his head and bulls into him looking like Joe Frazier, something he will do to back an opponent into the ropes. When the ref breaks it up, take him back to the center of the ring. Eyubov’s game gets thrown off track when that happens.
Eyubov’s stamina is a question mark; he’s never gone past the 3rd round. Jared and his corner may want to watch for Eyubov possibly fading in later rounds, giving Jared an opportunity to land punches with more frequency. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds.
While Eyubov’s promoter and camp based in Brooklyn, New York have high hopes of him accomplishing much of what his countryman Golovkin has done, Eyubov is nowhere near as tested as that. Out of nine bouts, Eyubov has fought an opponent with a winning record just once, 2-0 Cliff Newton, when making his debut in 2012. Newton hasn’t fought since. Jared has a significant advantage when it comes to being matched against higher caliber opponents during his professional career, which began in 2009.
Jared will have Coach James Pressley of Dyme Boxing & Fitness in Charlotte in his corner along with James Carr and Danny Smalls, all trainers from a gym that has produced numerous successful amateur and professional fighters over the years.
On Friday night, Jared’s Dyme “brothers and sisters”, as well as North Carolina boxing fans, will not foresee Eyubov as the next Gennady Golovkin. Instead, they will be looking for Jared Robinson to return home with yet another win on his record, and a chance to take on other tough challengers…wherever they may be.
GAR1680 North Carolina Boxing Talk will be tweeting round by round coverage of Jared’s fight and retweeting observations from other boxing analysts. (Tweets will appear on Facebook).
Paco Rivera, GAR1680 Boxing Talk Radio & Blog

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