Monday, March 27, 2017

Christopher Martin Shocks Daniel Franco, TKO in Three


By BoxingScene.com

LOS ANGELES, CA - Featherweight prospect DANIEL “TWITCH” FRANCO, (15-1-3, 10 KO’s) suffered his first loss on Thursday night against veteran CHRISTOPHER “S.D. KID” MARTIN, (30-8-3, 9 KO’s), with the Rancho Cucamonga, CA native being stopped in the third round at the EXCHANGE LA Nightclub in Downtown Los Angeles.
 
The heavy handed Franco started fast dropping Martin in the first round and dominating the action in the second stanza.
 
However, Martin valiantly fought back in the third round, dropping Franco to the canvas. Although badly hurt from the knockdown, Franco displayed the heart of a champion before being knocked down again as the fight was stopped. 


“No excuses, Martin did what he was supposed to do. I felt good in the first two rounds but got caught with a very good punch in the third. I congratulate him on his victory, he earned it,” said a disappointed Franco.
 
“This setback sets up a big comeback and I’ll be back in the gym as soon as possible to get better and learn from this experience.”
 
Said Ray Chaparro, “Daniel did fantastic the first two rounds and had Martin hurt. But he got caught with a great punch from a smart veteran and that changed the course of the fight,” about the third round stoppage in the scheduled eight rounder.
 
“We’ll regroup as a team, however and will be stronger going forward.” 

Martin TKOs unbeaten Franco in upset

Featherweight veteran Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (30-8-3, 9 KOs) scored a big upset, stopping previously unbeaten prospect Daniel “Twitch” Franco (15-1-3, 10 KOs) in the third round on Thursday night at the EXCHANGE LA Nightclub in Downtown Los Angeles. The heavy-handed Franco started fast dropping Martin in the first round and dominating the action in the second stanza. However, Martin roared back in the third round, dropping Franco to the canvas. Although badly hurt from the knockdown, Franco kept going and was knocked down again prompting the fight to be stopped.

“No excuses, Martin did what he was supposed to do. I felt good in the first two rounds but got caught with a very good punch in the third. I congratulate him on his victory, he earned it,” said a disappointed Franco. “This setback sets up a big comeback and I’ll be back in the gym as soon as possible to get better and learn from this experience.”

Said Ray Chaparro, “Daniel did fantastic the first two rounds and had Martin hurt. But he got caught with a great punch from a smart veteran and that changed the course of the fight,” about the third round stoppage in the scheduled eight rounder.

“We’ll regroup as a team, however and will be stronger going forward.”

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CXF – 25 February 2017 – Quick Results

 • SoCalUncensored.com

Jamie Yager defeated Jesse Merritt via Submission (Straight Armbar) in Round 2 in the main event of California Xtreme Fighting’s CXF 6: The Meryl Streep Showcase on February 25th, 2017 in Studio City, CA. Also on the card, Joshua Jones defeated Nick Vanderprool via Submission (Face Crank). Click for results.
California Xtreme Fighting
CXF 6: The Meryl Streep Showcase
February 25th, 2017
Sportmens Lodge
Studio City, CA
*All fights are sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission. Judges at cageside are  Doc Hamilton,Judo Gene Lebell, & Cecil Peoples.*
Jonathan Quiroz defeated Michael Jackson via Submission (Heel Hook) at 2:33 of Round1
Edmen Shahbazian defeated Selah Williams via TKO (Strikes) in Round 1
Sergio Perez defeated Mark Matsumoto via Submission (Armbar) in Round 1
Vince Cachero defeated Mark Alvidrez via TKO (Referee Stoppage) in Round 3
Keith Cutrone defeated Chris Kalmes via Submission (Armbar) in Round 1
Leon Shahbazian defeated Quinton McCottrell via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:26 of Round 3
Kyle Estrada defeated Michael Reyes via Split Decision
Joshua Jones defeated Nick Vanderprool via Submission (Face Crank) at 2:10 in Round 1
Jamie Yager defeated Jesse Merritt via Submission (Straight Armbar) in Round 2

Monday, February 27, 2017

Valley Fight Night Returns To Studio City TONIGHT!!!








The only professional boxing show in the 818, Valley Fight Night, returns tonight to the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. A full slate of nine professional boxing matches await local fight fans including two heavyweight bouts.

Here is a preview of tonight’s main bouts:

In the heavyweight main event, undefeated knockout specialist Oleksandr Teslenko (8-0, 7KO's) is scheduled to face off with fellow heavy-handed bruiser Bernardo Marquez (7-2-1, 4KO's) in a heavyweight matchup that should produce a spectacular finish. The tall and solid Teslenko has plied his trade in Canada where he has built up a near perfect knockout rate. Imperial Valley’s Marquez is no stranger to beating undefeated opponents and will look to add the Ukrainian to the list. Both of these men throw lightning with thunderous intentions, so you might not want to blink!


The six round co-main event of the evening features a welterweight matchup between highly touted prospect Saul Bustos (7-0-1, 4KO's) and fellow Los Angelino Isaac Freeman (3-3-1, 3KO's). Saul Bustos returns to action on the heels of a highlight reel KO in his last bout, however his opponent finds himself in the same position. Issac Freeman is also riding a wave that saw his last opponent fall unconscious. Both of these young men will bring that confidence to the ring, but only one will leave with his head held high. 


Long Beach super featherweight tactician Jarret Jeter (5-0-1, 1KO) faces Sun Valley’s Christian Silva (5-6-2) in a very interesting fight. Silva steps in as a late replacement for Jesus Aguinaga, who unceremoniously pulled out of the both. Silva fought last month to a draw against undefeated Anthony Sanchez, has quality wins against local competition, and has never been stopped. Both guys rely on volume and speed to ply their craft, so you can expect a back and forth chess match that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the final bell. This fight is an early candidate for Fight of The Night.

Super welterweights Brandyn Lynch (1-0, 1KO) and Missouri native Christian Camp (0-3-1) are scheduled to face each other in another intriguing bout. Lynch comes into the foray after winning his debut via KO in October of last year. For Camp, his boxing record is deceiving as he is also 6-6 as a professional MMA fighter and is known in the Midwest’s MMA circles as a tough as nails pugilist with no stop in him until the final bell.

19 year-old Ferdinand Kerobyan (1-0) had a successful pro debut with a decision over previously undefeated Stephen Pichardo, He is set to take on Mexican journeyman Isai Monrreal Mireles (2-9, 1KO) in a light middleweight showdown that could produce some fireworks. 

A Super Bantamweight showdown between two local products should have the crowd other feet as Los Angeles native Adan Ochoa (1-0, 1KO) takes on Riverside's favorite son Celiel Castillo (0-3). Both of these young men will be fighting in front of a strong home town contingency so you can expect an all out brawl.

Pasadena's own Christian Camarena will be making his pro debut against Mario Aguirre (2-6, 2KO's). Aguirre is a busy fighter who dropped undefeated Joshua Zuniga in his last bout only to lose a tight descion. Aguirre has already fought some of L.A.’s best prospects in Ryan Garcia (currently 8-0) and Julian Rodarte (currently 8-0) and will be a stern test for Camaren’s maiden voyage. Will the upstart Camarena be able to crack the durable chin of Aguirre, or will experience tell the tale when the tale is told and done? 

A heavyweight showdown between Glendale’s Nigel Dawson (2-0) of Los Angeles, and Oswaldo Ortega (1-3, 1KO) should provide the fireworks display for the evening. Dawson is victorious in his first two pro bouts but those were in Tijuana where the competition may leave a bit to be desired. While Ortega has already has already shown he belongs in two tough bouts with Bernardo Marquez and going the distance with undefeated KO artist John Luna.

Ukrainian prospect Serhii Bohachuk (1-0, 1KO) returns to action for the second time this month as he takes on Cesar Hernandez (0-2). The Abel Sanchez trained Bohachuk looks rail thin but packs a huge punch. Make sure you get to your seats early as this is the first bout of the night and may not last long. 

The Ronnie Biggers vs. Gary Michaels bout was cancelled to due Biggers being 3.5 pounds overweight at the Weigh-in. 

Tickets are still available online at www.valleyfightnight.com and will be available at the door.

OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FROM STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA








9 FIGHTS OFFICIAL FOR VALLEY FIGHT NIGHT 
TOMORROW NIGHT @ SPORTSMEN’S LODGE

The OFFICIAL WEIGH IN for tomorrow night’s VALLEY FIGHT NIGHT 12 professional boxing show at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio CityCailfornia has taken place. 9 Bouts are now official.


Doors open at 6:30pm, first bout at 7:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.valleyfightnight.com or at the door.

Here are the OFFICIAL WEIGHTS: 

CESAR HERNANDEZ 142.6
vs
SERHII BOHACHUK 146.0

OSWALDO ORTEGA 228.3
vs
NIGEL DAWSON 260.8

ISAI MIRELES 155.0
vs
FERDINAND KEROBYAN 153.8

MARIO AGUIRRE 138.8
vs
CHRISTIAN CAMARENA 140

CELIEL CASTILLO 125.0
vs
ADAN OCHOA 125.0

CHRISTIAN CAMP 157.6
vs
BRANDYN LYNCH 154.3

CHRISTIAN SILVA 136.2
vs
JARRET JETER 135.8

ISAAC FREEMAN 146.3
vs
SAUL BUSTOS 144.6

BERNARDO MARQUEZ 212
vs
OLEKSANDR TESLEKO 227.2

VALLEY FIGHT NIGHT is presented by PR SPORTS, BASH BOXING, and LIGHTS OUT PROMOTIONS.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS @ SPORTSMEN’S LODGE

PRO BOXING AND PRO MMA DOUBLEHEADER THIS WEEKEND!!!






Combat sports fans will be treated to a one-of-a-kind weekend that will feature the best of both worlds, as the sports of Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts simultaneously descend on the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City for a back-to-back doubleheader of combat action.

The carnage will begin to unfold Friday, February 24th as PR Sports in association with Bash Boxing and Lights Out Promotions kick off the festivities with VALLEY FIGHT NIGHT 12. The card will feature some of the top young pugilists in the area and is headlined by an 8 Round heavyweight showdown that should not be missed. 

Undefeated Ukrainian knockout specialistOleksandr Teselenko (8-0, 7KO's) is scheduled to face off with fellow heavy handed bruiser Bernardo Marquez (7-2-1, 4KO's) in a heavyweight showdown that will certainly help separate the wheat from the chafe in the money division.  The co-main event of the evening features a welterweight matchup between highly touted prospect Saul Bustos (7-0-1, 4KO's)and fellow Los Angelino Isaac Freeman (3-3-1, 3KO's). Both of these young scrappers come into the bout on the heels of highlight reel knockouts, setting the table for an exciting night of action. 

Also scheduled to appear are local prospects: Jarret Jeter (5-0-1), Nigel Dawson (2-0), Brandyn Lynch (1-0-1KO), Ferdinand Kerobyan (1-0), Ronnie Biggers (1-0), Adan Ochoa (1-0), and the professional debuts of Christian Camarena and Manuel Flores

The Combat filled weekend continues the very next day, as In Sync, Lights Out Promotions, and Bash Entertainment present CXF 6: The Meryl Streep Showcase. In honor of Ms. Streep’s recent comments regarding the sport of MMA, a showcase of L.A.'s best mixed martial artists will take place Saturday, February 25th. 

The event is headlined by a welterweight showdown between former UFC fighter Jaime Yeager (7-4 MMA) and the heavy hands of 'Juvenile' Jesse Merritt (4-3 MMA). Both of these guys have extremely explosive power, and when they start throwing their hands around, they tend to make quite the mess. 

The co-main event of the evening is a 160 lbs showdown between two very well round fighters. Joshua Jones (3-0 MMA) has fought 3 times under the Lights Out umbrella, finishing everyone one of his opponents decisively. His opponent Nick Vanderpool (4-2 MMA) will bring his trademark aggressive style to the cage, making this one hell of a fight on paper.

Also schedule to appear: 

Saekson Muay Thai's Kyle Estrada (3-3 MMA) takes on Knuckleheadz Boxing's Michael Reyes (3-3 MMA) in a 125 lbs matchup

Glendale Fighting Club's Leon Shahbazian (2-0 MMA) takes on Quinton McCottrell (9-21 MMA) in a 160 lbs showdown

Keith 'Bone' Cutrone (2-1 MMA) is scheduled to face off with the heavy hands of Kris Calmes (Pro Debut) in a 170lbs affair

Sergio Perez (5-2 MMA) will take on Mark Matsumoto (0-1 MMA) in a 145lbs contest

Edmen Shahbazian is set to square off with Selah Williams (2-2 MMA) in a 185lbs contest 

Vince Cachero and Mark Alvidrez are schedule to face off in a battle of former amateur champions as they make their pro debuts in the 145lbs weight class

Michael Jackson (Debut) is scheduled to fight Jonathan Quiroz (1-1 MMA)

Muay Thai specialist Brian Del Rosario is scheduled to fight the always dangerous Christian Bizarrely in a lightweight scrap to open the evening.

Make sure you get your tickets while you can!

Both events will take place this weekend at the World Famous Sportsmen's Lodge, located at 4234 Coldwater Canyon Blvd. in Studio City, California.

Both events are open to all ages. 

Doors Open at 6:30pm with the first bout at 7:00pm for both shows.

Tickets to both shows start at $50 for General Admission and $65 for reserved seating, with VIP tables available as well. 

Ticket can be purchased online as follows: 
Friday, February 24th Valley Fight Night Pro Boxing Show - www.BoxingTixx.com

Saturday, February 25th CXF - Meryl Streep Showcase Pro MMA Show - www.MMATixx.com
All bouts are subject to change.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

De Leon KOs Salinas in four

By FightNews.com • Photos: Top Rank

Unbeaten junior lightweight Erick De Leon (15-0, 9 KOs) scored a fourth round knockout over Jose Salinas (10-3-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the famed Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. De Leon laid out Salinas for the count with a body shot at 2:47.

Unbeaten junior middleweight knockout specialist Alexander Besputin (6-0, 5 KOs) was forced to go the distance for the first time against Gilberto Pereira (12-5, 9 KOs), taking a one-sided six round unanimous nod.
Unbeaten junior welterweight Maxim Dadashev (6-0, 5 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Jerome Rodriguez (7-5-3, 2 KOs).
Middleweight Even Torres (6-2, 5 KOs) took a six round split decision over previously undefeated Bryan Flores (5-1, 1 KO). Scores were 59-55, 59-55 for Torres and 58-56 for Flores.
Unbeaten welterweight Arnold Barbosa Jr. (15-0, 5 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Johnny Rodriguez (8-2-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 79-73, 78-74.
2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Robson Conceicao (2-0, 1 KO), the first ever Brazilian Olympic gold medal winner in the sport of boxing, scored a second round KO over Aaron Ely (3-2, 0 KOs).