At the Paramount Theatre, Huntington, N. Y.:
Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (16-0, 13 KOs) registered a 5th round TKO victory over Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs) to win the WBC International Silver Super Lightweight title.
On the same fight card it was Raymond Serrano (21-2-0, 9 KOs) winning a 10 round mixed decision victory over Jeremy Bryan (17-6, 7 KOs).
Also, lightweight Luis Franco (12-1-1, 8 KOs) stopped Osumanu Akaba (31-8-1, 24 KOs) in the seventh round of their scheduled eight rounder.
On Friday at the Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York, Jamell Tyson (4-11-3, 2 KOs) got an early first round stoppage against the favorite Alan Gotay (8-2, 4 KOs). The win surprised a great many – especially the over-confidant Gotay.
Congratulations to 30 year-old welterweight Marteze “Too Sweet” Logan (26-61-2, 6 KOs) of Covington, Tennessee who lost his 30th straight fight, 36th loss in his last 37. The only other active boxer from Tennessee close to matching Logan’s feat of survival is Chris Buford of Memphis. He has 20 straight losses.
Donnell Logan (r), Marteze Logan’s younger brother, also a welterweight, has done slightly better than his older brother. He has 3 wins in his last 21 fights, three wins over Chris Buford from August 3 to December 16, 2004, while Marteze Logan only has one win over Chris Buford. After the brothers fought a total of 21 times in 2004, it’s likely most promoters put these gents on their speed dial.
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA welterweight, 25 year-old Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-4-1) of Atizapan de Zaragoza, México, Mexico won a mixed decision victory over Juan Carlos Abreu (18-2-1) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Boxing fans should remember Cano. He fought Erik Morales on September 17, 2011, when Morales was fighting for and won his fourth world title against the undefeated 21 year old Cano (21-0-1) on the undercard of that train wreck between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz.
In the co-main event, the undefeated Diego “The Golden Kid” De La Hoya of Mexicali, B. C., Mexico, the 20 year-old cousin of Oscar De La Hoya, won his ninth straight by winning an unanimous decision shutout victory over 27 year-old Manuel Roman (17-4-3) of Paramount, CA.
On the undercard, bantamweight Fernando Fuentes (5-4, 1 KO) of Real Deal Boxing in Hemet, CA, a former USA Amateur LBC 44 standout, lost another tough one, a split decision to the 27 year-old Oscar Negrete (8-0) of Los Angeles. Since turning pro, Fuentes has only faced tough competition. Only one boxer of the nine people he’s faced, had a losing record, Jorge Porras (0-1).
Since June 20, 2008, Ali Wyatt has gone winless in 15 straight fights. His next fight is against Asinia Byfield (his debut) on March 7, 2015 at Camden Centre, Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom.
The 6’5” southpaw, heavyweight Anthony Tyrone “Tony the Tiger” Thompson of Washington D. C. (40-5-0, 27 KOs) is an amazing guy with exceptional genes. On Friday at the Gloria Sports Arena, Gloria Hotels and Resorts, Antalya, Turkey, the 43 year-old (261¾ pound) Thompson upset the 34 year-old Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis (20-3, 271¾ pounds) from Miami, Florida by way of Havana, Cuba to win the WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title when Solis sat on his stool and refused to come out for round nine. With the win, Thompson keeps his career alive and remains in contention for a shot at the WBC title now held by Deontay Wilder.
Friday’s bout was supposed to be a revenge fight for Solis, who on March 22, 2014 lost to the unranked underdog by a mixed decision. So much for Solis and his vow to get even. Last year at this time, The Ring Magazine had Solis ranked as their #7 heavyweight contender in the world. Thompson was unranked by the same publication.
In Friday’s Main Event at the Gimnasio Emporio Barceló, Alcorcon, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain a risk taking manager had 28 year-old, six-foot-tall Mariano “El Tiburon” Hilario (11-2-0, 4 KOs) taking on 40 year-old Raul Asencio (7-45-2, 1 KO) of Villarreal, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.
Fortunately for Hilario and his manager, the knockout of Asencio came in round two. What if Hilario had been upset? He was already signed for big bucks to face Hadillah Mohoumadi (18-3-1, 13 KOs) on March 14th at the Velodrome Couvert, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Yvelines, France for the much ballyhooed European Super Middleweight title, a title vacated by George Groves. Though the parties won’t admit it, they did take a risk of having Hilario either injured or losing outright. Especially when you consider Asencio is three years younger than Tony Thompson and 10 years younger than Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins.