TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2011, AT 4:00 PM/ PST

The Loss Of
"Smokin' Joe!
1944 - 2011

At the age of 67, well known boxer Smokin' Joe Frazier left us yesterday after a long battle to liver cancer. Muhammad Ali drew the crowds, charmed the media and stole the show. But while Ali is deservedly remembered as "The Greatest," it was Joe Frazier who defined what being a fighter was truly about. Frazier will always be linked in boxing history with Ali.

Frazier was once the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, and was the first man ever to defeat Muhammad Ali in the ring. Frazier rose from the most humble beginnings in Buford, South Carolina. He moved to Philadelphia and, before Rocky Balboa ever graced the silver screen, he was the name and face most associated with Philadelphia boxing. He nearly quit boxing in 1964 when he lost to Buster Mathis in the Olympic Trials and didn't make the U.S. team. But when Mathis broke a hand, Frazier went to Tokyo in his place and won a gold medal.

After winning 19 straight fights, in 1968, Frazier was matched with Buster Mathis for the NYSAC World Heavyweight title in Madison Square Garden. Mathis, as noted above, had beaten Frazier in the US Olympic trials and would have gone to Tokyo except for injury, was also unbeaten (23-0) and won the early rounds with some smart lateral movement. But Frazier kept pressing and smothering and eventually knocked Mathis out with a tremendous right-hand left-hook combination at the 2:33 mark of the 11th round to become the NYSAC world heavyweight champion.

However, After defending his NYSAC title 5 times, Frazier wanted a shot at Ali and the WBA and WBC World Titles. However Ali wasn't available, but his World Titles were.

Ali had fought his last bout on March 22nd, 1967. A Knockout victory over Zora Folley (74-7-4) at the Madison Square Garden in New York at 1:48 of round 2 to retain his WBA World heavyweight title. However, due to legal troubles, Ali was stripped of his titles and said he would not fight for the next three years. So he officially announced his retirement on February 2nd, 1970 to allow the winner of the upcoming Joe Frazier and Jimmy Ellis unification bout to be considered the undisputed champion. Frazier defeated Ellis (27-5) on February 16th, 1970 by 5th round TKO and took home the vacant WBC heavyweight title, the WBA World heavyweight title and the NYSAC World heavyweight title.

However Ali fought again with a TKO victory over Jerry Quarry in October of 1970, and another TKO victory over Oscar Natalio Bonavena in December of 1970 while Frazier defended his WBA and WBC titles with a TKO victory over Bob Foster (41-4) on November 18th, 1970.

During the 1970's, what must be considered the "Golden Age" of boxing during our lifetimes, an era where the heavyweight division boasted at least four bona-fide superstars: Frazier, Ali, George Foreman, and Ken Norton. While Ali was the center of the boxing universe, the other three all engaged in memorable battles with the self-proclaimed "Greatest" none more so than Frazier. He did it all through sheer will and perseverance. He fought in a classic bobbing-and-weaving style, working his way to the inside by attacking the body and then unleashing his money punch, the left hook. He paid a heavy price to get inside, particularly in his bouts against Ali, but Frazier was fearless.

The time was now right for Frazier and Ali to make history... For Frazier and Ali they had two of their three bouts noted as two of the greatest fights in boxing history.
Finally, in 1971 they were both guaranteed $2.5 million to fight each other as unbeaten heavyweight in what was to be called, the "Fight of the Century", where Frazier beat Ali in Madison Square Garden. Ali had nearly all of the physical advantages, but in the fight that remains the most significant in the sport's history, it was Frazier who threw perhaps the perfect left hook (Right) to knock down Ali in the 15th round, punctuating a victory on March 8th, 1971, in what will forever be remembered as "The Fight of the Century." Judge Artie Aidala scored it 9 rounds to 6, Judge Bill Recht had it 11 rounds to 4 and Judge Arthur Mercante scored it 8 rounds to 6, all in favor of Frazier who took the victory and the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles. Frazier spent nine days in the hospital after becoming the first man to defeat Ali, and he was never the same fighter again.

Frazier would defend the titles 2 times with TKO victories over Terry Daniels (28-4-1) and Ron Stander (23-1-1).

In January of 1973 when talks about a rematch with Ali, the number 1 contender, broke down over money Frazier signed up to face the number 2 contender, George Foreman at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. The result was a dent to his bank balance, he got a guaranteed $800,000, instead of fighting Ali for a guaranteed $3 million, and a much bigger hole to his reputation. Frazier, a 3-1 betting favorite, was bashed from pillar to post to boxing mat as he was put down six times before being stopped in the second round as he lost his titles to George Foreman by TKO at 2:26 in the round 2. Frazier was knocked down three times in the first and three times in the second.

After a 12 round victory in July of 1973 over Joe Bugner (43-5-1) at the Earls Court Arena in Kensington, London, United Kingdom, Frazier met Ali again a year after losing to Foreman in January of 1974 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. This time Frazier's outcome would not be the same as he lost to Ali by a 12 round decision for the NABF heavyweight title.

In 1975 Frazier made his Motown recording debut with First Round Knockout, written and produced by Van McCoy, an upbeat number in which he joyously remembered "One minute they were standing so tall/ The next second they began to fall ..." Music was Frazier's passion, and while his band The Knockouts never scored a number 1 hit, they did perform regularly on the Vegas strip.

With two more TKO wins over Jerry Quarry (49-6-4) and Jimmy Ellis (39-11-1) in October of 1975, Frazier and Ali were set to meet again at the Araneta Coliseum in Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines for the WBC and WBA Heavyweight Titles in what would be the fight known as "The Thrilla in Manila." What some may not know about this bout was that the weigh-in was 5 days in advance of bout. As to why, we were never able to find out. In the end it would be Ali who would come away with the TKO victory. It was the third and most brutal fight in the Ali-Frazier trilogy. Both men slugged each other to the brink in the late morning heat until, with Frazier's eye closing and his body shutting down, his trainer Eddie Futch called the fight off at the end of the 14th round. "No, no, Eddie, ya can't do that to me," Frazier begged, rising off his stool. "You couldn't see in the last two rounds," said Futch. "What makes ya think ya gonna see in the 15th?" "I want him, boss," said Frazier. "Sit down, son," said Futch. "It's all over. No one will ever forget what you did here today." That was true enough, but for Frazier the pain and perceived dishonor of being pulled out lingered until his death. the fight was the 1975 Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine. Watch this great bout, the entire fight by clicking HERE.

Larry Merchant, the one-time sports editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and now an HBO Sports boxing analyst, said, "There was nothing not to love about Joe Frazier and how hard he trained, how hard he fought and much he wanted to win, That 1971 fight is still the biggest and greatest event I ever covered and it exceeded all the extraordinary expectations that were placed upon it." That's what Joe Frazier was. He was a guy who exceeded expectations. He wasn't the fastest or the strongest or the most athletic, but there were few who were as fearless and few who gave as much of himself in pursuit of a victory.

His bouts with Ali were associated with a lot of negative pre-fight taunting of Frazier by Ali, calling him a "Gorilla" and an "Uncle Tom". Though Frazier was articulate and intelligent, the labeling of him as a "Gorilla" by the vocal, charismatic Ali led many to believe to the contrary. He felt betrayed because he tried to help Ali when Ali was stripped of the heavyweight title for refusing induction into military service. Ali was exiled for three years at the peak of his powers, from 1967 to 1970, and Frazier went to bat for him in order to help him get his license back. He went so far as to plead Ali's case with President Nixon. And because he felt he had done so much, he resented Ali's taunts during the promotion of their three great fights.

"Believe me when I tell you this, Ali respected Joe an awful lot," said Gene Kilroy, Ali's long-time friend and former business manager. "When they signed for that fight, they made so much money and everything was guaranteed. They didn't have to do a thing to promote it, because it wouldn't make a difference. But Ali never met a camera he didn't love and he began talking about Joe to anyone who would listen. I told Joe years later that Ali was just trying to sell the fight, but Joe said to me, 'How do you think I feel when he calls me an Uncle Tom? My kids come home from school and tell me the other kids told them their Dad's a gorilla.' Joe just couldn't get over it."

Frazier (and Foreman, who later gained fame as a Preacher and television salesman) became foils to Ali's intelligent persona. Not until after his retirement did the affable Frazier emerge. He re-emerged from boxing retirement as a lounge singer, appearing in venues and strutting his moves through a memorable Miller Lite commercial. He was an ambassador for the sport, along with Foreman, especially important at a time when Ali's Parkinson's Disease prevented him from being a voice for the sport's magical era.

Joe Frazier leaves behind a legacy befitting a heavyweight champion, memories of his defeat of Ali in 1971, of the brutal battle between the two in Manila, and of other memorable battles with George Foreman and others. At a time when boxing has been searching for men like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, a time when 49-year old Evander Holyfield has indicated that he wants to return to the ring and face the Klitshko brothers, who apparently hold the current boxing belts (a fact known to at least 10 people, perhaps), the passing of Joe Frazier reverberates even stronger. Farewell, Smokin' Joe... You were one of the greatest.

Our Tribute Page For
Joe Frazier

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2011, AT 11:50 PM/ PST

Results From Badge VS Badge's
October 15th, 2011 - Sacramento, California, USA


    Brenda Gutierrez (Sacramento, California, USA, 14-5, 130, 5'2", 4-10-94, Marcus Caballero, (916) 583-0955)
    defeated Kim Miranda (Boxing Academy) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27 & 30-27.


    Jerry Ribeira (Vallejo, California, USA, -Oakland PD- 3-3, AMMA: 2-2, 165, 5'10", 9-9-81, Roque Rapacon, (707) 319-5386)
    and Eddie Avila (Fresno County Probation) fought to a majority draw, 28-28, 28-28 & 29-27.

    Adan Castillo (Woodland, California, USA, -YCCOA- 1-1, 205, 5'7", 5-11-70, Richard & Miguel Munoz, (530) 219-6552)
    defeated Arthur "Duke" Juanitas (Folsom, California, USA, - Folsom Prison - 0-3, 202, 5'6", 5-7-80, Shon Moore, (916) 439-0309) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

    Adam Zamudio (Fresno, California, USA, -Fresno Sheriff - 2-1-1, 230, 6', 9-7-76, Leo Zamudo, (559) 519-4947) )
    defeated James Tidwell (Sacramento, California, USA, - Sacramento Sheriff - 1-2, 205, 5'8", 2-9-75, Nasser Niavaroni, (916) 782-4757 ) by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

    Katie Hartwig (Sacramento, California, USA, - Sacramento Sheriff - 1-2, 150, 5'6", 7-5-79, Art Ramos, (916) 990-3233 )
    defeated Vivian Elsokary (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-1, 152, 5'8", 12-23-90, Marcus Reaves, (916) 505-2664) by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

    Brandon Gibson (Sacramento, California, USA, 2-3, 230, 6'2", 2-16-85, David Owens, (916) 202-1874)
    defeated Cleon Jones (Sacramento, California, USA, -YCCOA- 2-1, 230, 6'1", Rich Munoz, (530) 219-6552) by TKO at 1:31 of round 3.


    James Dorris (Ione, California, USA, -Folsom PD- 17-5, 210, 6', 9-4-75, Shon Moore, (916) 439-0309)
    defeated Chuck Pfau (Citrus Heights, California, USA, - Sacramento Sheriff - 5-1, 190, 5'11", 9-4-70, Nasser Niavaroni, (916) 782-4757 ) by split decision, 30-26, 30-26 & 28-29.


  1. AMATEUR MMA 145
    Michael O'Leary (Placer County Grapplers) defeated Roque Reyes (Cen Cal MMA) by unanimous decision.

  2. AMATEUR MMA 155
    Jordan Bailey (Placer County Grapplers) defeated Ryan Esparza (US Army) by TKO at 1:02 of round 1.

  3. AMATEUR MMA 160
    Marcello Dasalla (Cen Cal MMA) defeated Chris Huerta (Team No Limit) by split decision.

  4. AMATEUR MMA 235
    Thomas Fallon (Team Huckaba) defeated Justo Vila (Folsom Prison) by unanimous decision

  5. AMATEUR MMA 205
    Karl Stallcop (Team Ultimate Street Fighter) defeated Nathan Ryhal (YCCOA) by TKO at :59 of round 3.


    Miki'Ala Freitas (Muay Thai Lao) defeated Anntonette Bernal (Oakdale MMA) split decision.

  7. AMATEUR MMA 205

    Erik Hernandez (Team Carnage) defeated Gabe Maggini (Sacramento Sheriff) by unanimous decision.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2011, AT 4:00 PM/ PST


Badge VS Badge Presents
Sacramento, California, USA



Chuck Pfau VS James Dorris




Eddie Avila VS Jerry Ribeira



Kim Miranda VS Brenda Gutierrez



Gabe Maggini VS Erik Hernandez



Mikiala Freitas VS Anonette Bernal

FRIDAY, September 23rd, 2011, AT 5;20 PM/ PST

Absolute Adrenaline Ltd. Presents
Bournemouth, England


John Whittam
(IKF English Champion, Bournemouth, England, 10-0)
Ryan Edmundson
(Super Welterweight World Champion, 16-1)

MONDAY, June 13th, 2011, AT 11:45 PM/ PST

Results From Absolute Adrenaline Ltd. 's
"Never Mind The Boxing..!"
June 12th, 2011 - Bournemouth, England

  1. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Southern Area Super Middleweight Title

    Carl Mallinson (Spartans, Chippenham, England, 5-2-1, 78.1kg,6'1", 05-14-89, Malcolm Martin Tel 0044- 793279767)
    VS Darren Trustram (Britannia kick, Cheshum, England, 6-3, 77.8 kg, 6'0", 11-24-77, Nick Morrish 07813877967)
    Winner: Carl Mallinson by corner retirement R1
    A potentially excellent contest that never really got going. Equally matched in both style and size it was clear from the outset that Trustram had come to upset the rhythm of Mallinson and in the first round that is exactly what he did. Trustram looked more comfortable as he piled on the pressure but you had to believe that someone like Mallinson would work that out as the contest progressed. As it was Trustram was forced to retire on his stool after one round with what turned out to be a badly broken hand. This is not the way Carl Mallinson wanted to capture the belt and you can be sure that these two will square off again in due course.

  2. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules
    Light Middleweight

    John Whittam (Bulldog Gym, Bournemouth, England, 10-0, 72.0 kilos, 6'1", 05-16-85, Carl Sams Tel 0044-1202294223)
    VS Brendan Cookman (Bournemouth England, 11-3 combined styles, 71.0kg, 6'2", 03-09-91, Andy Lawrence, House of Pain, 0044-7809158632)
    Winner: John Whittam by split decision 49-46, 50-46 & 47-49.

  3. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules

    Dom Brown (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 66.2kg, 6'0",10-28-85 , John Orchard 01202 294223)
    VS Tony Mallinson (Chippenham, England, 2-1, 65.3kg, 5'10, 08-10-90, Simon Belletty and Carl Mallinson, 01249 444354)
    Winner: Dom Brown by unanimous decision 29-28 29-28 29-28.

  4. IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules

    Jake Clarke (Poole, England, 2-0, 52.5kg, 5'2",08-25-94, Phil Norman 07773 697580 )
    VS Tom Hunn (Chippenham, England, 0-1, 51.8kg, 5'3, 09-15-95, Simon Belletty and Carl Mallinson, 01249 444354)
    Winner: Jake Clarke by corner retirement R1
    Tom Hunn receives 30 day medical suspension until 12th July 2011.

  5. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Super Cruiserweight

    Paul Williams (Bournemouth, England, 3-0, 88.2kg, 6'0", 06-10-86, Ross Phillips 0044-7920015878)
    VS Miguel Bernad (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 87.3 kilos, 5'11", 02-27-83, Andy Lawrence Tel 00447414 225553)
    Winner: Paul Williams by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 29-28.

  6. IAB White Collar Boxing
    Super Heavyweight

    Ross Dunham (Poole England, 0-2, 110.0kg, 5'11", 08-30-78, John Orchard 01202 294223)
    VS Tom Playll (Bridgwater, England, 1-0, 108.0kg, 6'1", 12-23-89, Arthur Meek 00447765042414)
    Winner: Tom Playll by corner retirement R2
    Ross Dunham receives 30 day medical suspension until July 13th, 2011.

  7. Middleweight
    Ben Heap (Chippenham, England, 5-3-2, 73.5kg, 5'10, 08-15-90, Simon Belletty and Carl Mallinson, 01249 444354)
    VS Simon Whiting (Bournemouth, England, 0-4, 72.0kg, 5'10", 02-05-72, Greg Winter 00447969721929)
    Winner: Ben Heap by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 & 30-27.

  8. Light Heavyweight
    Tony Baker (Chippenham, England, 2-1, 79.0kg, 6'0", 07-25-73, Simon Belletty 0044-7531243807)
    Rich Norman (Dorchester, England, 2-1-1, 77.5kg, 5'10", 10-26-91, Keith Adams 00447838 166909)
    Rich Norman was a NO SHOW! Currently under investigation

  9. Light Welterweight
    Steve Brazier (Poole, England, 0-3 , 64.5kg, 5'6", 01-08-85, Danny Ruegg 0044-7761060926)
    VS Greg Reeves (Plymouth, England, 4-2, 61.7kg, 5'11", 02-15-88, Jim Hamilton 00447763801465)
    Winner: Greg Reeves by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-28 & 29-28.

  10. Light Welterweight
    Jake Kneale (Bournemouth England, 1-0, 63.9kg, 5'9", 05-08-91, John Orchard 01202 294223)
    VS James Mullady (Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 63.2kg, 5'8", 05-20-83, Dan Ruegg 00447761060926)
    Winner: Jake Kneale by unanimous decision, 30-28, 30-27 & 30-28.

  11. IKF Pro MTR (Mod/K1) Light Welterweight
    Mark Allen (Bournemouth, England, 3-1, 62.1kg, 5'7", 10-09-75, Jenny Prowse 01202 294223)
    VS Damo Weedon (Bournemouth, England, 3-0 , 63.0kg, 5'6", 05-09-88, Jimmy Johnstone 00447545568778)
    Winner: Damo Weedon by TKO at 2:01 of round 1.
    Mark Allen recieves 30 day medical suspension until 12th July
  12. ISCF Amateur MMA Welterweight
    Mike Camp (Bournemouth England, 1-0, 72.5kg, 5'8",02-05-80 , Carl Sams 01202 294223)
    VS Dane Wakeman (Plymouth, England, 0-1, 72.5kg, 5'9", 06-24-86, Jim Hamilton 00447763801465)
    Winner: Mike Camp by Rear Naked Choke Submission at 1.39 of round 1.

  13. ISCF Amateur MMA Middleweight
    Lee Winstanley (Bournemouth England, 0-1 Kickboxing: 2-1-1, 76.9kg, 5'11", 03-22-93, Carl Sams 01202 294223)
    VS Steve Aupy (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 80.4kg, 6'0", 06-06-92, Danny Ruegg, 0044-7761060926)
    Winner: Steve Aupy by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-28.

  14. ISCF Amateur MMA Featherweight
    Mike Pantaleon (Bournemouth, England, 2-1, 69.9kg, 5'6", 11-20-90, Carl Sams 01202 294223)
    VS Jamie Woolley (Southampton, England, 1-5, 67.7kg, 5'9", 06-23-82, Gez Marchment 00447920797239)
    Winner: Mike Pantaleon by Key Lock Submission 1.39 of round 1.


Results From Nunez Tattoo's
"Juan Nunez Tattoo Expo & Boxing Event"
June 11th, 2011 - Richmond, California, USA

    Juan Vallejo, (Vallejo, California, USA, 2-1/1, 156, 5'6", 4-18-85, Al Godinez, (707) 655-1445)
    VS Marcelo Nazaria, (San Rafael, California, USA, 0-1/0, 157, 5'7", 11-1-78, Susan Howard, (415) 827-3874)
    WINNER: Juan Vallejo by TKO at 1:31 of round 3.

    Mike Esquivel, (Richmond, California, USA, 2-6/0, 164, 5'11", 11-16-85, Juan nunez, (510) 815-1066)
    VS Luis Garcin, (San Pablo, California, USA, 2-0/0, 161, 5'10", 10-6-86, Juan Nunez, (510) 815-1066)
    WINNER: Luis Garcin by unanimous decision.

    Ryan Tioyao, South San Francisco, California, USA, 2-0/1, 151, 5'7", 9-19-87, Mark Tabuso, (650) 642-4220)
    VS Anthony Pazmino, (Vacaville, California, USA, 0-1, AMMA: 0-1, 153, 5'7", 10-22-87, BBDC, (707) 372-0882)
    WINNER: Ryan Tioyao by TKO - Pazmino quit after being given an 8 count at 1:13 of round 2.

    Gary Grant, (Antioch, California, USA, 4-1/0, 228, 5'10", 10-12-84, Dennis Guila, (925) 755-3434)
    VS Steve Ladd, (Fairfield, California, USA, 0-1/0, 232, 5'9", 11-10-85, BBDC, (707) 372-0882)
    WINNER: Gary Grant by unanimous decision.

Don't miss the next "Juan Nunez Tattoo Expo & Boxing Event" coming in December, 2011!

THURSDAY, JUNE 9th, 2011, AT 11:00 PM/ PST


Nunez Tattoo Presents
"Juan Nunez Tattoo Expo & Boxing Event"
Richmond, California, USA


Absolute Adrenaline Ltd. Presents
"Never Mind The Boxing..!"
Bournemouth, England


Carl Mallinson
(Spartans, Chippenham, England, 4-2-1, 77.5.kg,6'1", 14-05-89, Malcolm Martin Tel 0044- 793279767)
Darren Trustram
(Britannia kick, Cheshum, England, 6-2, 78.5 kg 6'0", 24-11-77, Nick Morrish 07813877967)

TUESDAY, MAY 17th, 2011, AT 12:25 AM/ PST

Results From Badge VS Badge's
May 14th, 2011 - Sacramento, California, USA

IAB: International AMATEUR Boxing Event

  1. Mario Garay (San Jose, CA, 1-0, 171, 35, San Francisco, Sheriff) defeated Shaun Bowling (Oakland, CA, 0-1, 171, 5'8", 35, Oakland PD) by split decision.

  2. Albert Gomex (Roseville, CA, 1-0, 160, 24) defeated Mike Arvisis (Sacramento, CA, 0-1, 164, 5'10", 31) by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26 & 30-27.

  3. Robert Tamayo (San Jose, CA, 2-0, 158, 5'11", 27, San Benito Probation) defeated Ramon Pereyra (Folsom, CA, 0-1, 158, 5'7", 31, Folsom Prison) by TKO at 1:42 of round 2.

  4. IAB "Badge VS Badge" Amateur California State Middleweight Title
    Dennis Vargas (Auenal, CA, 4-3, 160, 5'9", 24, Avenal PD) defeated Caleb Lopez (Grover Beach, CA, 1-2, AK: 1-2, AMMA: 9-1, 159, 5'8", 30, Police Academy Graduate) by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  5. Tony Veloz (Fresno, CA, 1-2, 199, 5'7", 38, Fresno Sheriff) defeated Arthur "Duke" Juanitas (Folsom, CA, 0-2, 203, 5'6", 31, Folsom Prison) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 30-27.

  6. IAB "Badge VS Badge" Amateur California State LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Title
    Davis James (Sacramento, CA, 3-1, 175, 5'9", 29, Folsom Prison) defeated Jerry Ribeira (Vallejo, CA, 2-3, 169, 5'10", 29, Oakland PD) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  7. IAB "Badge VS Badge" Amateur US Super Middleweight Title (*) DEFENSE
    *Shay Burke (Petaluma, CA, 12-4, 162, 5'8", 31, Petaluma FD) successfully defended his IAB Title against Ricky Seward (Big Bear City, CA, 5-8, 167, 5'10", 33, Big Bear City Fire) by unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26 & 30-27.

  8. Daniel Rouse (Sacramento, CA, 1-0, 182, 5'7", 25, Sac Sheriff) defeated Daniel Geordge (Sacramento, CA, 0-1, 176, 6', 31, Folsom Prison) by split decision, 28-27, 28-27 & 27-28.

  9. Albaro Meraz (Sacramento, CA, 1-0, 199, 5'11", 44, Consumnes Fire Sacramento) defeated Adan Castillo (Woodland, CA, 0-1, 202, 5'7", 41, YCCOA) by unanimous decision, 29-27, 30-26 & 30-26.


  15. Matt Rooney (Lakeport, CA, 240, 1-1, 6', 25, Lake County Probation) defeated Chris McElroy (Carmichael, CA, 0-2, 213, 6', 35, CSP Sac) by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  16. Cleon Jones (Sacramento, CA, 2-0, 221, 6'1", 41, YCCOA) defeated Adam Zamudio (Fresno, CA, 1-1, 218, 6', 34, Fresno Sheriff) by TKO at 1:10 of round 3.

  17. IAB "Badge VS Badge" Amateur US Super Cruiserweight
    James Dorris (Ione, CA, 16-5-1, 208, 6', 35, Folsom PD) defeated Jesse Ruelas (Chochula, CA, 1-1-1, AMMA: 1-1, 210, 5'10", 36, Stanislaus PD) by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 30-27.

  18. IAB "Badge VS Badge" Amateur US Heavyweight Title
    Casey Johnson (Oakland, CA, 10-3, 218, 6'1", 34, Oakland PD) defeated Bryan Williams (Fresno, CA, 20-4, 220, 6', 40, Fresno PD) by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to this event running late, the California State Athletic Commission elected to shorten the rounds of the last 3 bouts from 2 minutes to 1:30. This was because it was getting close to midnight and if midnight came, all bouts, even those started PRIOR to midnight, would be cancelled because the fighter medical insurance expires at midnight.

SATURDAY, MAY 14th, 2011, AT 2:45 PM/ PST


Badge VS Badge Presents
Sacramento, California, USA

IAB Amateur US Super Middleweight Title DEFENSE
Weight 168

Shay Burke (Petaluma FD - Current Champ) VS Ricky Seward (Big Bear City Fire)

IAB Amateur US Heavyweight Title Fight
Weight 220

Bryan Williams (Fresno PD) VS Casey Johnson (Oakland PD)

IAB Amateur US Super Cruiserweight Title
Weight *210

James Dorris (Folsom PD) VS Jesse Ruelas (Stanislaus PD)

IAB Amateur California State Middleweight Title
Weight 160

Caleb Lopez (Police Academy Graduate) VS Dennis Vargas (Avenal PD)

IAB Amateur California State LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Title
Weight 175

James Davis (Folsom Prison) VS Jerry Ribeira (Oakland PD)

MONDAY, MAY 9th, 2011, AT 5:15 PM/ PST

Badge VS Badge

This Saturday night, May 14th, 2011 at the Radisson Sacramento, "Badge VS Badge's" Gary Shurley and company will play host to one of the BEST Law Enforcement - Firefighter Boxing events in the Country! A Top Contender line-up will see fighters fighting for several IAB "Badge VS Badge" Titles! This week we plan to bring you several updates leading up the the Big Show!



Fighter Profile
Casey Johnson

Fighter Profile
Brian Williams

Fighter Profile
James Dorris

TUESDAY, APRIL 26th, 2011, AT 4:15 PM/ PST

Results From Niavaroni's Kickboxing, Red Lion & Uppercut Promotions'
April 22nd, 2011 - Sacramento, California, USA

Professional Boxing
Comes Back To Sacramento

Article Details Assisted From John J. Raspanti, Stockton Boxing Examiner
& Mario Ortega Jr. of 15rounds.com- Photos by Stephanie Trapp

Sacramento, California's Red Lion Hotel was Sold Out this past Friday night as both Professional and Amateur IAB Boxing filled the Ballroom along with 1 Pro ISCF MMA Bout.
Here are the nights results below.


Hector Martinez (Broderick, California, USA, 6-5/1 KO, 225, 6'5", ) and Yohan Banks (Redwood City, California, USA, 4-5/2 KO, 277, 5-9-75 ) engaged in a six round battle. Giving away 52 ½-pounds, the current sparring partner of James Toney, Martinez avenged a closely-contested decision defeat with a six-round unanimous decision over Banks. The fight was not the action-packed slugfest their first encounter was last year, but surely Martinez was happy to reverse the result no matter how the route. Banks was tentative in the early going, as he allowed Martinez to control the distance with his long arms. Martinez landed his first telling combination in the second, catching Banks with a jab, followed up by a right. Once the punch landed, Martinez was in Banks' range, and thus forced a clinch to get back on the outside. It would be a strategy that would work well for Martinez for much of the contest. In the moments that Martinez would stay in range, Banks was quick to fire his right, but the shot hit the target only sparingly.

Banks began the third well, snapping Martinez' head back with a looping right. Martinez quickly got on his bicycle. Once Martinez got his legs back to one hundred percent, the local favorite went right back to his one-two and hold technique to great effect. Action picked up in the fourth, as Martinez began to fire quick combinations when on the inside, before backing back out at range. Banks looked quite drained by the fourth, as the big guy threw even less and often took heavy breaths. Wearing out Banks further, could have been Martinez' longs arms and tall body hanging on him when they would clinch. When the fight was a wrestling match, Martinez had the advantage because he would look for an opening to throw in those situations. Banks on the other hand, looked to be looking for a rest when they would come together on the inside. After some mauling rounds, Martinez took the fight by scores of 58-57, 59-56 and 60-54.

"I felt that I had to redeem myself," said Martinez Monday. Banks had scored a four-round split decision over Martinez in Oroville, California in March of last year. Martinez has been in training camp with future hall of famer James Toney. "It's like going to college," said Martinez of the experience. "I'm going to the school of hard knocks and learning from the professor. The living legend: James "Lights Out" Toney." Martinez will return to the ring on the undercard of Toney's upcoming fight with Vinny Maddalone. That bout will take place May 21st at a casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Martinez is already scheduled to come back to the Red Lion Hotel on the next Sacramento IAB Boxing event, June 17th as well.

Undefeated Maximilliano "Max" Becerra (Vacaville, California, USA, 5-0/2 KOs, 136) remained that way with a hard fought unanimous decision over Christian Gonzales (Bakersfield, California by way of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 2-1/1 KO, 136). Becerra knocked Gonzales down twice in the second round but found himself being backed up and pummled later in the fight as the game Gonzales rallied.

Becerra turned back the challenge of the game Gonzalez as Gonzalez came out throwing in the first, but his punches clearly did not have the same force behind them as the ones that would be uncorked by Becerra. After competitive exchanges in the first, Becerra turned the fight completely in his favor in the second round. Seconds in, Becerra unloaded a right hook that dropped Gonzalez into a corner. Gonzalez got up, but was soon downed by a flurry which looked to be helped by the tangling of their feet. When Gonzalez got up he was rocked by a straight left and right hook combo that almost put him down a third time. Had Gonzalez not stayed up, the fight would have been over.

Gonzalez managed to make it out of the second, even throwing back as the round concluded. In the third Gonzales caught Becerra with a solid right, which began a good back-and-forth between the two. Gonzalez' main problem was getting inside on the much taller and longer Becerra. The Mexican native almost had to eat one or two punches just to get close enough to throw one of his own. Still, Gonzalez continued to press the fight, even landing a pretty combination in the fourth. The power difference remained clear however, as Becerra shook off the Gonzalez rally before taking all three official cards by the scores of 38-36 and 40-34 twice. Becerra will likely be back in the ring June 3rd at the Fairfield Sports Center in Fairfield, California and then return to the Red Lion Hotel for the next IAB Event on June 17th.

The joy of yet another Sacramento fighter's pro debut was dampened by an out-of-towner, as Lee Reyes (Hollywood, California, USA, 1-0, 160) started his professional career on the right track by defeating Juan Luna (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-1, 159) by unanimous decision in a toe to toe battle that had the crowd roaring throughout.

Reyes, the son of well known Santa Clara, California-based martial artist Ernie Reyes Sr, was also making his pro debut. Luna got off to a great start, landing a stiff left hook that got the attention of Reyes. Reyes soon landed a left hook of his own and the fight was on from there. Luna was controlling the round with his boxing for a moment, before Reyes landed another left hook that rocked the local product and likely stole the round. Reyes, who trains out of the Wild Card, found himself bloodied over his left eye sometime in the second, but that turn of events would not deter him as he controlled the round with his higher output. Reyes began to utilize his right more in the third, often following it with a left that would rock Luna. In the fourth, Luna came out determined and forced Reyes into a neutral corner. Reyes adeptly fought his way off the turnbuckle and had a winded Luna in some trouble as the round progressed. Luna then briefly turned the tide, before getting stunned again to close out a thrilling final round of action. In the end, all three judges favored Reyes, 40-36. However, just as in the De La Torre-Walters bout, the loser had nothing to be down about and looks to have a bright future as a fighter for pay.

In one of two exciting four rounders on the card that evenly matched fighters making their pro debut, Bret De La Torre (Vacaville, California, USA, 1-0, 142 ½,) and William Walters (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-1, 142 ½) battled for four rounds with De La Torre winning a majority decision.

Both fighters showed quickness and a desire to mix it up with De La Torre landing some good shots and Walters countering well. The action was fast and furious from round one on and throughout the fight. De La Torre got things going as he quickly backed Walters into the ropes. De La Torre, who kept his hands unusually low almost the entire fight, got a little cocky, which opened the door for Walters to take a turn at forcing the action. De La Torre then landed a pretty one-two combination before Walters came on again just before the bell. After Walters had a successful round two, De La Torre clearly took the third with some excellent combination and counter-punching. The high work rate seemed to catch up to De La Torre late in the third, as he was visibly breathing heavily before the round ended. With De La Torre still looking a bit winded, Walters rocked the Vacaville native against the ropes in the fourth. The tired De La Torre was in retreat much of the final round, but Walters did not cut off the ring enough to do any real damage. In the end, one judge had the fight even, 38-38. The other two favored De La Torre, 40-36 and 39-37. The 40-36 card seems highly questionable, considering De La Torre barely landed a punch in the fourth. Fans of both fighters thought their man won so a rematch could be in order.

Fighting for the first time in almost two-and-a-half years, Andrey Kim (Sacramento, California, USA, 3-3/1 KO, 137) jumpstarted his pro career again with an impressive third-round knockout of Matt Mahler (Stockton, California, USA, 0-3, 137). Mahler had been out of action since a January 2009. The idea of a knockout was never a factor in the bout. Kim wobbled Mahler with the first left hook he landed in the bout's opening moments. The left would be there all night for Kim, who also controlled the distance with his movement. Finally in the third, Kim caught Mahler with a straight right, followed by that left hook again. The combo had Mahler stumbling around the ring, before Kim planted him with a right hook that put him down flat on to the right side of his face. No count was needed, as referee Jon Schorle waved it off at 2:01 of the third round.

This was the Pro Boxing debuts for both fighters and the highly cheered Larry Ward (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-1, 223) was hoping for big things coming off a successful amateur career in the IAB "Badge Vs Badge" division that only features law enforcement and fire fighters. However, Ward was introduced to the "Other" side of talent in Boxing other than those he faced in the "Badge vs Badge" division and Toughman events. Former New York Golden Gloves champion Joshua Landers (Hollywood, California, USA, 1-0/1 KO, 230) spoiled Ward's pro debut as Landers stopped Ward in the first-round to silence the boisterous Red Lion crowd. Although both threw bombs at each other it was Landers connecting first in what resulted in the first round knockout.

Ward, who works full-time at the California Medical Facility, a state prison in nearby Vacaville, backed Landers to the ropes early and seemed to get overconfident after his brief success. Landers turned the momentum in his favor with a right that stunned Ward. Landers followed up the right with a left hook that rocked Ward, almost wobbling him to the mat. For a moment, it looked as though Landers was letting Ward off the hook, as he backed into the ropes and allowed Ward to come in throwing shots. With his back to the ropes, Landers landed a left hook that dropped Ward hard to the canvas. Referee Ed Collantes immediately waved off the fight at the time of 2:47 of the first round. Despite the loss, Ward will try it again June 17th back at the Red Lion Hotel.

ISCF Pro MMA - Mixed Martial Arts
Former IKF Amateur California Super Middleweight Kickboxing Champion and 2003 IKF/TKO USA National Amateur Tournament Champion Derrick Burnsed (Citrus Heights, California, USA, 7-1/3 KOs, 154) flashed some power with a scary first-round knockout of Moses Baca (Pleasant Hill, California, USA, 3-5) Burnsed dropped Baca seconds in and quickly pounced on his prone body before the referee could step in and call off the fight. Official time of the knockout was 1:01 of the first round. Baca was taken out of the ring by paramedics on a stretcher.

Promoter Nasser Niavaroni of Uppercut Promotions promoted the fights, with former professional fighter Eddie Rodriguez handling the matchmaker responsibilities. Niavaroni and Rodriguez are already planning their next event which will be an outdoor event at the Red Lion Hotel on June 17th. When tickets for the event go on sale, they will be made available by calling the hotel at 916-782-4757.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21st, 2011, AT 11:45 PM/ PST


Niavaroni's Kickboxing, Red Lion & Uppercut Promotions Present
Sacramento, California, USA





FRIDAY, APRIL 14th, 2011, AT 2:15 PM/ PST


Taurus Promotions / Absolute Adrenaline Present
"Fight Max Showdown"
Plymouth, England

THURSDAY, March 17th, 2011, AT 9:45 PM/ PST

Results From Absolute Adrenaline's
"Prize Fighters"
March 13th, 2011 - Bournemouth, England

  1. ISCF Amateur MMA: Lightweight
    Mike Pantaleon (Bournemouth, England, 1-1, 67.7kg, 5'6", 20-11-90, Jeff Lawson 01202 294223) VS Tom Venning (Yelverton, England, 0-1, 68.0kg, 5'8", 14-07-84, Jimmy Hamilton 00447763801465)
    Winner: Mike Pantaleon by Split Decision 29-28, 27-30, 29-28.

  2. ISCF Amateur MMA: Lightweight
    Sam Ford (Poole, England, 1-1, 68.9kg, 5'9", 26-09-87, Jeff Lawson 00447787743162) VS Shaun Luther (Bridgwater, England, 1-0, 70.0kg, 5'9", 10-12-92, Arthur Meek 00447765042414)
    Winner: Shaun Luther by Triangle Choke 1.12 Round 2.

  3. ISCF Pro MMA: Middleweight
    Aidan Mclaughlin (Bournemouth, England, 1-3, 79.9kg, 6'1", 01-07-78, Jeff Lawson 0044-7787743162) VS Jimmy Miller (Bournemouth, England, 3-3-1-1disq, 81.0kg, 5'10", 30-07-83, Andy Lawrence 0044-7809158632)
    Winner: Jimmy Miller by Rear Naked Choke 3.31 Round 1.

  4. IKF Amateur FCR Middleweight
    Jason Wheeler ( Bournemouth, England, 5-6, 71.0kg, 5'8", 02-10-81, John Orchard 01202 294223) VS Tony Galley (Tring, England, 2-1, 73.6kg, 5'11", 27-02-78, Ashley Gettings, 0044-7921812495)
    Winner: Jason Wheeler by Unanimous Decision 29-27, 29-27, 29-27.

  5. IKF Amateur FCR Super Lightweight
    James Hill (Cheshum, England, 2-0-1, 62.0kg, 6'1", 16-04-94, Ashley Gettings 0044-7921812495) VS Alex Fowler ( Bournemouth, England, 0-1, 62.0kg, 5'8", 21-10-87, Dave Hyde 0044-7905 914974)
    Winner: James Hill by Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 28-30.

  6. IKF Amateur FCR Light Welterweight
    Sawar Hamid (Brighton, England, 13-4-1, 63.0kg, 5'7", 16-08-90, 0044-7725278525) VS Mike Brent (Plymouth, England, 7-2-1, 64.0kg, 5'8", 02-11-80, Jimmy Hamilton 00447763801465.
    Winner: Sawar Hamid by RSF 1.32 Round 4.
  7. IKF Amateur MTR (Mod / K1): Welterweight
    Adam Slater (Bournemouth, England, 1-2-1, 65.0kg, 5'8", 17-11-83, Dave Hyde 0044-7905 914974) VS Steve Brazier (Poole, England, 0-1 , 66.0kg, 5'6", 08-01-85, Danny Ruegg 0044-7761060926)
    Winner: Adam Slater by Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-28.

  8. IKF Amateur MTR (Mod / K1): Middleweight
    Olli White (Bournemouth, England, 1-0, 74.0kg, 6'0", 13-09-86, Jenny Prowse 01202 294223) VS John Fulton (Plymouth, England, 0-1, 75.5kg, 6'1", 04-08-87, Jimmy Hamilton 00447763801465)
    Winner: Olli White By Majority Decision 28-27, 28-28, 29-28.

  9. IKF Pro MTR (Mod): Middleweight
    Darren Cooper (Plymouth England, 3-0, 76.0kg, 6'1", 15-03-84, Jimmy Hamilton 00447763801465) VS Brendan Cookman (Bournemouth England, 3-2-1, 74.0kg, 6'2", 03-09-91, Andy Lawrence 0044-7809158632)
    Winner: Darren Cooper By Majority Decision 49-48, 48-47, 49-49.

  10. IAB White Collar Boxing: Super Lightweight
    Henri Johnson (Weymouth, England, 2-0, 62.0kg, 5'7", 04-06-83, John Orchard 01202 294223) VS John Woods (Bournemouth, England, 0-3 , 63.0kg, 5'6", 16-04-69, Danny Ruegg 0044-7761060926)
    Winner: Henri Johnson By Unanimous Decision 30-28, 29-28, 30-28.

  11. IAB White Collar Boxing: Middleweight
    Lee Stubbs (Christchurch, England, 2-0, 71.3kg, 5'8", 23-06-88, John Orchard 01202 294223) VS Simon Whiting (Bournemouth, England, 0-3, 74.0kg, 5'10", 05-02-72, Greg Winter 00447969721929)
    Winner: Lee Stubbs By Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  12. IAB White Collar Boxing: Super Cruiserweight
    Craig Jones ( Poole, England, 2-3, 88.2kg, 5'11", 30-09-78, John Orchard 01202 294223) VS Paul Williams ( Bournemouth, England, 2-0, 89.0kg, 6'0", 10-06-86, Ross Phillips 0044-7920015878)
    Winner: Paul Williams By Split Decision 28-29, 30-27, 28-30.

  13. IAB White Collar Boxing: Super Heavyweight
    Ross Dunham ( Poole England, 0-1, 130.0kg, 5'11", 30-08-78, John Orchard 01202 294223) VS Lee Grinrod (Weymouth, England, 1-0, 115.0kg, 6'4", 02-05-90, Tom Ashe 0044-7812140950)
    Winner: Lee Grinrod By KO 1.20 Round 1.
  14. IAB White Collar Boxing: Cruiserweight
    Shaun King (Bournemouth,England, 5-3, 85.0kg, 6'2", 28-08-87, John Orchard 01202 294223) VS Lewis Kerley (Bournemouth, England, 6-0, 86.0kg, 6'0", 16-06-92, Danny Ruegg, 0044-7761060926)
    Winner: Lewis Kerley By KO 1.01 Round 1.
  15. IAB White Collar Boxing: Light Heavyweight
    Tony Baker (Chippenham, England, 2-1, 79.0kg, 6'0", 25-07-73, Simon Belletty 0044-7531243807) VS Darren Bye (Poole, England, 0-1, 77.5kg, 6'1", 01-09-83, Greg Winter 0044-7969721929)
    Winner: Tony Baker By Majority Decision 29-29, 29-28, 30-29.

  16. IAB White Collar Boxing: Middleweight
    Steve Walker (Cheshum, England, 11-4-2 , 75.0kg, 5'10", 19-09-81, Ashley Gettings 0044-7921812495) VS Trevor Soko (Eastleigh, England, 27-6-1 , 73.0kg, 6'1", 04-07-80, Trevor Soko 0044-7932513176)
    Majority Draw 29-29, 29-28, 29-29.

  17. IAB White Collar Boxing: Light Heavyweight
    Greg Howe (Bridgwater, England, 9-4 , 79.0kg, 5;10", 15-01-75, Arthur Meek 0044-7765042414) VS Scott Gannon (Weymouth, England, 6-3 , 77.0kg, 5'7", 17-04-84, Tom Ashe 0044-7812140950)
    Winner: Greg Howe By Unanimous Points 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2011, AT 5:20 PM/ PST

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Badge VS Badge

This week the IAB sat down with "Badge VS Badge's" Gary Shurley and Tom Gaffney to discuss the match ups for "Badge VS Badge's" "The Undisputed" scheduled for this coming May 14th, 2011 at the Radisson Sacramento!

IAB "Badge VS Badge's" Title Fights!

  • Heavyweight: Bryan Williams, Fresno PD VS Casey Johnson, Oakland PD
  • Super Cruiserweight: Jesse Ruelas, Stanislaus Sheriff VS James Dorris, Folsom PD
  • Cruiserweight: Chuck Pfau, Sac Sheriff VS Sonny Gerber, Grover Beach PD

The best Law Enforcement in the Country will be fighting that night! More fights to be announced!

Also on the board was updates about the expansion plans for "Badge VS Badge's" into other cities for 2011. Lets Get Ready To Sling Leather!

For more info contact Gary Shurley at (916) 532-7065.


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