Monday, October 14, 2019

Rosenberger heading to Indiana to take on Dahlman


Danny Rosenberger will get a second chance to fight some hardware in 2019 as he will travel to Hammond, Indiana to take on Chicago, Illinois native Mikey Dahlman for the WBF America's middleweight championship at the Horseshoe Casino.

Rosenberger and Dahlman will meet on Friday, November 1 as part of the Midwest Boxing Showcase being promoted by 4 Champs Promotions.

Dahlman, 27, is currently 8-0 with 7 KOs while fighting opposition which all sport a sub .500 record and having last fought in March when he defeated Lionel Jimenez by TKO.

For the 29-year-old Rosenberger (6-7-4) who trains under Tom Cordell and Sammy Calderon at Downtown Boxing Club, this is a chance for the busiest fighter in Youngstown to string together a 3-fight winning streak and get his record to .500.

Rosenberger last fought in July with a unanimous decision victory over Pittsburgh native Justin Johnson and last tasted defeat in March of this year when he dropped a hard fought decision to Kendrick Ball Jr., a fight that was for the USA New England middleweight title.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Heavyweight Infante set for Reno showdown


Youngstown heavyweight Daniel Infante (1-2) who trains at Burnside Boxing in Struthers will make the trip to Nevada, again as the 31-year-old  who fought in Las Vegas in June will travel to Reno later this month to take on Jared Anderson.

Anderson, 19, of Toledo will be making his pro debut as the former top-rated USA heavyweight amateur recently signed with Top Rank.

This won't be the first heavyweight from the Top Rank stable that Infante has fought as he took on undefeated Sonny Conto of Philadelphis his last time out at the MGM Grand Garen Arena in Las Vegas on the Fury-Schwartz undercard.

Infante and Anderson will clash on October 26th at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on the Shakur Stevenson-Joet Gonzalez WBO featherweight title fight undercard.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Boone shows some gas in the tank but drops decision in Montreal this past Saturday


Darnell Boone celebrated Halloween early with his ring walk attire at the Montreal Casino in Montreal, Canada on Saturday afternoon as the 39-year-old heavy-handed light heavyweight went toe to toe with up and coming Russian born, Arur Ziyatdinov.

Ziyatdinov, 23, who now calls Montreal his home was able to drop Boone with a sharp right in the second round, but what he thought might turn into an early days work turned out to be anything but as Boone made Ziyatdinov earn every round he won en route the unanimous decision victory.

Boone, who vowed he will come back at a lighter weight class for his next fight, was able to shine in spurts by landing some of the hardest blows the now 11-0 Ziyatdinov has eaten in his young career.

The judges scored the bout 78-73, 79-72, 78-73.

With the loss, Boone saw his record fall to 24-25-5.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Deezol Time: Darnell Boone ready for action in Montreal


Darnell Boone is ready to turn back the clock and leave it all in the ring as he heads north of the border for an 8-round light heavyweight contest in Montreal against undefeated 23-year-old Artur Ziyatdinov (10-0).

The 39-year-old Boone (24-24-5) who fought to a draw his last time between the ropes in November has stated that he feels fresh and had a good camp heading into this bout.

Ziyatdinov, who is originally from Russia but now calls Montreal home will be fighting for the third time in 2019 after a busy 2018 which saw the young up and comer fight five times.

Fans wishing to view the bouts live from the Montreal Casino this afternoon starting at 12:30 PM can do so by purchasing and viewing at the following link: Punching Grace.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Weekend Roundup: Ford, Smith earn victories at Meadows


It was a busy weekend of boxing in the Youngstown area which kicked off Friday night with Alejandro Popo Salinas dropping a controversial decision in suburban Philadelphia.

Salinas was able to drop his hometown opponent Steven Ortiz to the canvas twice and still came up on the short end of a majority decision last night at the Parx Casino.

Ortiz (11-0, 3 KOs) was able to control the fight at times with his height, but Salinas caught the Philadelphia native Ortiz with a right in the second round to put the undefeated hometown fighter to the canvas and would drop him again in the third round.

Salinas (10-3, 9 KOs) would again catch Ortiz in the seventh round, but Ortiz was able to hold onto Salinas and stay on his feet, a move that would play into the outcome of the fight as the judge's final scores read 75-75, 76-74, 76-74.

The next night saw a handful of fighters from across the Mahoning Valley in action.

Bantamweight Anthony Taylor, in his first fight since relocating his training to Downtown Boxing Club, suffered a first-round TKO loss to 33-year-old Cincinnatti native Artimus Sartor at the Hits 55 in Convington, Kentucky.

While Taylor picked up a loss in Kentucky, a pair of local professionals and an amateur were doing battle in suburban Pittsburgh at the Meadows Casino and Racetrack in Washington, PA.

Ryizeemmion Ford improved his record to 3-0 as the Alliance based featherweight scored a unanimous decision and handed his opponent, David Angeles of California, his first defeat.

While Ford left no doubt in earning the victory, Lake Milton native Tyler Collins dropped what some considered a controversial decision to undefeated Pittsburgh native Richie Cantolina who improved his record to 5-0.

Collins who fought as a welterweight is now 0-2 in boxing and will more than likely be entering the cage sometime soon for some MMA action.

Youngstown amateur middleweight Drew Smith picked up his fourth victory in a row as the Burnside Boxing Club trained fighter picked up a decision victory over Ricky Carter of Pittsburgh on the Pro/AM card at The Meadows.



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Unleash The Tiger: Anthony Taylor returns in Kentucky tonight


Anthony Taylor (4-3, 1 KO) will be in action tonight in what will be his first bout since relocating to Downtown Boxing Club and training under the direction of Sammy Calderon.  

Taylor who is on a three-fight losing streak will take on 33-year-old Cincinnatti native Artimus Sartor (3-2) in a scheduled 4-round bantamweight contest at Hits 55 in Convington, Kentucky.

This will be the first action for the 28-year-old Taylor since dropping a decision to Oleg Dovhun in Pittsburgh in August of 2018.

Hometown decision? Salinas drops close majority decision to Ortiz

Anytime a boxer goes on the road to fight an opponent on the road, they know they are playing with fire if they allow the fight to go to the judge's scorecards.

Last night, Youngstown lightweight Alejandro Popo Salinas learned that lesson as he dropped his opponent, Steven Ortiz to the canvas and still came up on the short end of a majority decision last night at the Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia.

Ortiz (11-0, 3 KOs) was able to control the fight at times with his height, but Salinas caught the Philadelphia native Ortiz with a right in the second round to put the undefeated hometown fighter to the canvas and would drop him again in the third round.

Salinas (10-3, 9 KOs) would again catch Ortiz in the seventh round, but Ortiz was able to hold onto Salinas and stay on his feet, a move that would play into the outcome of the fight as the judge's final scores read 75-75, 76-74, 76-74.