13 Dec 2020

12 U.S.A. Amateur Boxers To Watch Heading Into 2021

So who are the young fighters you should take heed of, and put energy towards? This is always a tough question as 1) most people don’t give any love to amateur boxing, 2) often we’re blinded by our love of the sport, and not what is actually happening, and our too

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13 Dec 2020

Abel Sanchez Trained Andreas Katzourakis Gets KO Win

23-year-old middleweight Andreas Katzourakis (5-0, 4 KOs), stopped Brandon Baue in three rounds at the Airport Hilton in Miami, Florida. Katzourakis scored four knockdowns in the bout and the Greek fighter managed by Split-T Management, in particular David McWater and Brendan Segales, appeared to turn heads. Katzourakis who trained in

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13 Dec 2020

The Five Hard Luck Boxers Of This Era – Korobov, Rosado, Jack, Murray

What is a hard-luck boxer? Well, simply put someone who got bad breaks, whether on the scorecards, fighters in their era, a whole host of situations broke in probably the worst possible way in which if it were done again, it probably couldn’t happen this ever again. Often we preserve

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13 Dec 2020

LukieBoxing Column: Shakur Ascends, Joshua Wins, and Colbert Makes A Statement

Stevenson wins last Top Rank card of the year Shakur Stevenson is in line for a world title fight next as his dominant and one-sided victory over former Top Rank signed fighter Toka Kahn Clary furthered the young fighters ascent in the sport. The performance was a methodical and strategic

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12 Dec 2020

Amateur Boxer Amari Jones Wants To Fight Jake Paul “I Bet I Stop Him!”

Amari “Fresh” Jones is the number one middleweight in U.S.A. Boxing beating a handful of the best up-and-coming fighters in the country, all from a rather unknown Bay Area city, Pittsburg, Ca. Yet, the fighter who is in camp with Devin Haney, is very focused on proving a point. “I

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12 Dec 2020

Stockton PYA Boxing Founder Frank Dobales Passes Away

Frank Dobales will forever be remembered for his impact upon Stockton, California boxing as the founder and volunteer head trainer of the Stockton Police Youth Activities program for six decades. Dobales, who passed away at the age of 91-years-old at the Stockton hospital on Tuesday, last week, due to complications

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12 Dec 2020

Shakur Stevenson Takes Next Step To Generational Great, Tonight On ESPN

Shakur Stevenson has all the checkmarks of a generational star in the sport of boxing – a great team from Kay Koroma working as a trainer, to James Prince, the most influential manager in boxing, handling the business of boxing for him, and the best promoter in boxing in Top

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12 Dec 2020

Wade Jones III Wins In Mexico, Looks To Have Big 2021

Wade Jones is a no-nonsense fighter out of Stockton, California, but behind his tough in-ring demeanor is an energetic and fun-loving person, that the world is waiting to fall in love with.  The self-professed boxing nerd, made a commitment to the sport of boxing at a young age, as despite

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02 Dec 2020

Stockton’s Manuel Jaimes Is Now WBC Youth Champion

Stockton has a new champion as Manuel Jaimes (11-0, 9 KOs), who is now the WBC lightweight youth champion after beating Christian Vazquez (15-1-1, 14 KOs) at a catchweight of 132 lbs, making it a lightweight bout.  This puts Jaimes as holding a belt in the same weight class as

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02 Dec 2020

Emerging Welterweight Brian Ceballo Makes Ring City USA Debut on NBCSN

Brian Ceballo (11-0, 6 KOs), is an emerging welterweight, who is awaiting an opportunity on the big stage, and Thursday, December 3rd, on NBC Sports Network, will be the first step towards that as he fights career spoiler, Larry Gomez (10-1, 8 KOs), of Utah. “This opportunity is amazing and

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