Monday, March 5, 2018

Regional Roundup

This week's regional roundup takes us to Columbus, OH as professional boxing at the Hollywood Casino helped headline the Arnold Sports Festival Classic with an amazing night of action which included more than a handful of fighters from the Buckeye State.

Heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin of Saginaw, MI won an action-packed bout with an eighth-round knockout of Ed Fountain (12-4, 5 KO) in the evenings main event. 

With the victory, the 24-year-old Franklin who has fought in Youngstown twice and spent time in Pittsburgh training for this bout improves to 16-0 with 13 knockouts. 

Here are the rest of the results from Columbus this past Saturday night:
Vacant WBA-NABA USA Super Welterweight Title
Skender Halilil (Bronx, NY) UD over Jamie Walker (Columbus, OH)
Antonio Ursita (Lansing, MI) UD over Damar Singleton (Toledo, OH)
WBA-NBA USA Cruiserweight Title
Nick Kisner (Baltimore, MD) UD over Brian Holstein (Westerville, OH)
Travis Jerig (Zanesville, OH) MD over Ty Parks (Hamilton, OH)
DeAndre Ware (Toledo, OH) KO-RD1 over Cory Dulaney (Whitehall, OH)


- The Cleveland Area Golden Gloves has announced that it's 2018 event that it will kickoff on April 20th and will be held at the Brookpark Recreation Center in Brookpark.

I'm expecting a handful of local competitors from the Youngstown area to compete in this year's event and will have a list of those fighters as information becomes available to me. 


- Amateur boxing will return to the Martin Luther King Civic Center in East Cleveland this upcoming Saturday, March 10th as the East Side Dailey News Presents All Star Boxing Show.  

The show, which has some Youngstown talent slated to fight is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM with the doors opening at 1:00 PM with tickets costing $20.00.


- Butler, PA native Bobby Osterrieder was slated to fight this upcoming weekend in Toledo at the SeaGate Convention Center, however, he had his bout canceled when his opponent pulled out last week.  

Osterrieder, a 28-year-old with a 1-1 record, trains at Butler CUBS Boxing and has become a personal friend of my website.  

Headlining the card in Toledo being billed as A Night of Championship Boxing 4 is 10-0 UBC North American junior lightweight titleholder Albert Bell defending his title against Ricardo Maldonado.

Tickets for the event are available on Ticketmaster.com.

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