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Boxing's 100th Event


AutoNorth Used Car Superstore has become one of Portland Boxing Club's lead sponsors with their donation of a 2011 Honda Odessy team van. AuthoNorth has a store in Gorham, NH and now in Portland, Maine at Exit 48. Fans of the Portland Boxing Club should check them out if they are buying or selling a car. They are a first class operation that has great cars and stands behind their vehicles.

North American Middleweight Championship On The Line in Portland

Portland Boxing Club’s undefeated New England Middleweight Champion, Russell Lamour Jr., looks to add another title belt to his trophy case when he faces Ahsandi Gibbs of Tampa, FL, for the IBA North American Middleweight Championship on November 15 at the Portland Expo.  The event will feature six pro bouts and two amateur bouts, seven of those bouts will showcase PBC boxers including bantamweight Jorge Abiague, welterweight Jimmy Smith and the pro debut of Golden Gloves champions middleweight Jason Quirk and light middleweight Casey Kramlich.  The show will open with two  amateur bouts featuring PBC lightweight Chi Wong and PBC light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian.  Also appearing on the show will be undefeated pro light welterweight Brandon Berry of West Forks, Maine.  Special guest at the event will be former Olympic Gold Medalist and World Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion, Michael Spinks who will meet and greet fans starting at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 and bouts start at 7:30.

Tickets are on sale at www.portix.com or at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  For more information go to www.portlandboxingclub.org or call 207 761-0975.

Portland Boxing Club bantamweight, Jorge Abiague, with an unbeaten pro record of 6-0 was snapped with a loss to Nate Green (6-0) of Hartford, CT.  Abiague and Green engaged in a rough fight right from the beginning.  The boxers tangled up often with the clash of styles of a southpaw vs a conventional right handed boxer.  Abiague suffered a bad head butt in the first round, which got things off to a bad start. Green was the busier of the two boxers; Abiague landed some good heavy shots throughout, but it just wasn’t enough.  Abiague lost for the first time in his pro career, falling to 6-1.

Abiague will box again on November 15 in Portland at the Portland Expo.

Tickets for the Portland Boxing Club's 100th event go on sale Monday Sept 29th at PorTix.com and will be available at Brunos Restaurant on Oct 1.

The pro boxing event will feature PBC's undefeated middleweight champion Russell Lamour Jr, undefeated batamweight Jorge Abiague, and the pro debut of New England Golden Gloves middleweight champion Jason Quirk - Portland's "Fighting Fireman".

Also on the card is undefeated super lightweight Brandon Berry of West Forks, Maine.

Special guest for the event is Michael Spinks, Olympic  gold medalist and World Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion.

For more information go to www.portlandboxingclub.com or call 761-0975.

Lamour Stays Undfeated

Portland Boxing Club’s Russell Lamour Jr. ran his pro record to 10-0 with an easy third round TKO of Dennis Ogboo of Lexington, Kentucky at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH.  Lamour started fast, backing up Ogboo with a determined body attack that wore down and discouraged his opponent who was a late substitute.  Lamour’s next bout will be in Portland on November 15 in either a New England title defense or a shot at a North American Championship.

Pro Boxing Returns to the Expo on November 15

Press Conference on September 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave, Portland, ME

Public Invited

A press conference will be held on Monday, September 22 at 11:00 am to announce a pro-am boxing show at the Portland Expo. The Main Event will feature Portland Boxing Club’s undefeated New England Middleweight Champion, Russell Lamour Jr. in either a New England Middleweight Championship title defense, or in a possible bid at a North American Championship.  The card will also feature PBC undefeated bantamweight, Jorge Abiague, and the pro debut of PBC’s New England Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion and Portland fireman, Jason Quirk.  Also featured is the undefeated super lightweight Brandon Berry of West Forks, Maine.  One other pro bout will be announced as well as two or three amateur bouts featuring PBC boxers who will start the show.  Negotiations are underway with a number of boxing greats to make a special appearance at the show.  The celebrity guest will be announced at the press conference on Monday. 

This event marks the 100th boxing show promoted by the Portland Boxing Club in Portland.

Lamour Stays Unbeaten

PBC’s pro middleweight, Russell Lamour Jr. extended his pro record to 9-0 with a dominating performance and unanimous decision win over Saul Almeida of Framingham, Ma. at the Royale in Boston Saturday night. Lamour, the reigning New England Middleweight Champion, won every round with sharp boxing and a punishing body attack.  The super tough Almeida stood up to the attack and fought back gamely, but was badly out-gunned by Lamour who cruised to victory to his 9th win in a row since turning pro.

Lamour will have the month of August off, but will be back in action in September and back at the Portland Expo on November 15.  Negotiations are underway for a North American Championship bout for Lamour if all goes well in September.

PBC’s pro welterweight Jimmy Smith of Biddeford lost a hard-fought majority decision to Joe Wilson of Hartford, CT.  Smith got off to a slow start to the ever-moving left-hander.  Smith soon found the rhythm and slowed Wilson down with all-out pressure and body attack to make the fight razor close.  Smith falls to

1-2-1no contest. Wilson goes to 3-1.

Portland Boxing Club’s undefeated New England Middleweight Champion, Russell Lamour Jr. (8-0), originally scheduled to defend his newly won championship against John Hutchinson of South Boston on Saturday night in Boston now has a new opponent after Hutchinson pulled out of the bout due to an injury. Hutchinson was replaced by Saul Almeida of Framingham, MA who has a record of 16-5 and is ranked No. 1 Middleweight in New England by the MMA. 

Portland Boxing Club pro welterweight, Jimmy Smith (1-1-1) will also box on the show against Joe Wilson (2-1)of Hartford, CT.

The 11 bout pro card will be held at The Royale at 279 Tremont Street in Boston. Ticket information is available at www.russelllamourjr.com

Lamour to Defend Title

Portland Boxing Club’s Russell Lamour Jr. will defend his newly won New England Middleweight Championship on July 26 against John Hutchinson of Dorchester, MA at The Royale, 279 Tremont St, in Boston MA.  Lamour, turned in a very impressive performance, winning the title in June with an 8th round TKO over Laatekwei Hammond of Worcester, MA.  Lamour looks to stay busy with matches also tentatively scheduled for August, September, and back in Portland in November.  Hutchinson, a recent transplant from Donegel, Ireland, has only one loss on his record which was for the Irish National Championship.  For ticket information contact the Portland Boxing Club at 207 761-0975 or pbcboxing@maine.rr.com

Portland’s Lamour wins New England Championship June 14, 2014
Portland Boxing Club’s pro middleweight, Russell Lamour Jr., put on a great display of boxing skills and totally dominated Laatekwei Hammond of Worcester, MA over seven rounds. Lamour then stopped the rugged and more experienced Hammond in two minutes of the eighth and final round. Lamour repeatedly scored with a sharp jab and quick combinations early - and then added major body shots that took a heavy toll on Hammond. Lamour kept the pressure on, scoring a total of 3 knockdowns overall. Lamour charged out of the corner in the eighth round determined to close the show with a KO and continued to rack his weakened opponent with stinging combinations and vicious body shots, forcing Hammond down again. At that point, referee Steve Smoger had seen enough and stopped the bout, giving Lamour his first pro championship bout before a near capacity crowd of enthusiastic fans at the historic Portland Expo on Saturday night.
Other results:
In the co-feature bout of the evening, undefeated welterweight Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT (11-0) suffered his first loss of his career as he was upset by Daniel Sortre of Vega Baja, Peurto Rico. The split decision win by Sortre was roundly booed by the big crowd who thought the ever pressing Gilbert did enough to deserve the close decision.
Undefeated light welterweight Brandon Berry (7-0) of West Forks, ME kept his winning streak going with a TKO win in the second round over Moises Rivera of Boston, MA.
PBC undefeated bantamweight Jorge Abiague of Portland ran his record to 6-0 with a second round stoppage of Johnny Frazier of Las Vegas, NV.
Canadian National light middleweight champion Brandon Brewer of St. Johns NB, made short work of late substitute Jesus Cintron of Springfield, MA, stopping him in the first round. Brewer goes to 11-0 as a pro.
Three amateur bouts opened the show, featuring three Portland Boxing Club boxers. In the first bout of the evening, PBC novice lightweight Chi Wong of Portland started fast, landing heavy blows and twice dropping Richie Augostini of Lawrence, MA, forcing his corner to throw in the towel at 1:47 of the first round. PBC open class light welterweight, Lindsay Kyajohnian of Portland, looked sharp, out-boxing Natalia Espiallat of Lawrence, MA, winning by unanimous decision. PBC open class welterweight Casey Kramlich of Auburn, ME, won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Jalen Renaud of Worcester, MA.
All-time great, 5-time World Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield, was the special guest of the event, taking photos with the fans to help raise funds for the Portland Boxing Club. Photos taken with Evander Holyfield at the event will be available beginning on June 23 on the Portland Boxing Club’s website at www.pbcboxing.org.

FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TO RECEIVE KEY TO THE CITY

Five Time Former Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield will be presented the Key to the
City of Portland by Mayor Michael Brennan on Friday at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa on
Milk Street in the Old Port.
Holyfield is in town as the special guest of the All Star Boxing Event to be held at the Portland
Expo on Saturday June 14 at 7:30 PM.
The main event will pit undefeated (7-0) middleweight Russell Lamour Jr of the Portland Boxing
Club against Laatekwei Hammond of Worcester Ma for the New England Middleweight
Championship.
Holyfield will be making his second visit to Portland. In 2001 Holyfield made a trip here to pray
and show support for a terminally ill young boxer Ben Ellis of the Portland Boxing Club, and his
family.
The Portland Boxing Club announced Tuesday that world famous referee Steve Smoger of
Ventnor, NJ will be assigned to referee the Championship Main Event. Smoger has refereed
190 World Championship bouts and holds the distinction of officiating in more states and
countries than any other boxing referee in history.

New England Championship To Top Expo Card June 14

Portland Boxing Club undefeated middleweight Russell Lamour will face Laatekwei Hammond of Worcester, MA for the New England Middleweight Championship. The 8 round title bout will headline the June 14 pro-am show at the Portland Expo.  Lamour (7-0 as a pro) in his toughest test as a pro, will face the more experienced Hammond (20-5 with 14 KOs) in the feature bout. 

Also featured on the June 14 card will be undefeated welterweight Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT, undefeated bantamweight Jorge Abiague of Portland, undefeated light welterweight Brandon Berry of West Forks, Maine, and undefeated Canadian super welterweight champion Brandon Brewer of St. John, New Brunswick.

Former World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield will be the special guest for the event and will sign autographs and take photos from 6-9pm the night of the show.

Tickets are on sale at PortTix.com (842-0800)  and at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland

Portland Boxing Club Lamour Wins a Wild One

Portland Boxing Club middleweight Russell Lamour (7-0) scored a second round DQ win over Ralph Johnson of Worcester, MA in a fight that started to turn ugly at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, MA ,Saturday night.  The 6’6” Johnson, a former MMA fighter, committed a number of fouls starting in the first round, as Lamour pressed the action.  In the second round, Lamour quickly figured out the lanky Johnson, trapping him on the ropes with a three punch combination, sending Johnson to the canvas.  Johnson beat the 8 count and was allowed to continue and Lamour charged in for the KO.  Johnson responded by kneeing Lamour, at which point the referee had seen enough and disqualified Johnson.  Lamour stays undefeated at 7-0 and will next box in the main event at the Portland Expo on June 14.

A press conference announcing the June 14 show is scheduled for Monday, May 5, at 1:00 in the lobby of the Portland Expo with a guest appearance by Micky Ward.  The public is welcome to attend.

Portland Boxing Club Pro Boxer Stay Undefeated

Portland Boxing Club pro bantamweight, Jorge Abiague, extended his pro record to 5-0 with a unanimous decision over Shane Tinney of Tampa FL.  Abiague, a former National Golden Gloves champion, had the edge throughout the 6 rounds in a hard-fought bout and staggered Tinney in the third round with a big right hand raining blows on Tinney until the bell ended the round.  Abiague’s next bout will be at the Portland Expo on June 14.

In an amateur bout on the undercard, PBC featherweight John Lopez, of Old Orchard Beach looked flat and lost a unanimous decision over John Bickford of Albany NY.  Bickford looked sharp and showed excellent boxing skills throughout the bout. The pro-am show was held before a sell-out crowd in North Anson, Maine.

Other Portland Boxing Club recent results:

Andover MA: PBC light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian won a unanimous decision over Kimberly Wabik of Somerville, MA.

Salem, NH: PBC featherweight Danny Pang lost a  unanimous decision to Jose Rivera of Haverill, MA

PBC Junior Wins at New England Silver Mitts

Gabriel Tito Morales made his amateur boxing debut with a win and a novice New England Silver Mittens Championship in Lowell, MA.  Morales won a unanimous decision over Ozzie Ruiz of Haverhill, MA in a hard-fought bout that was close until the last round when Morales pulled away with a big third roundThe Silver Mittens is a New England junior tournament in its 62nd year in Lowell, MA.

Scarborough boxer wins New England Golden Gloves title and qualifies for National Tournament in Vegas

Open class middleweight, Jason Quirk, of Scarborough, Maine, joined an elite group of New England boxers by winning the prestigious New England Golden Gloves open class championship.  Legendary world champions from New England, such as Rocky Marciano, Marvin Hagler, Vinny Paz, and Micky Ward to name a few, have won this New England Golden Gloves title.  Quirk had a back and forth battle with the reigning New England champion, Adam Paolino of Warwick, RI, winning a razor close, hard fought 3-2 decision.  Quirk will now travel to Las Vegas in May with team New England to compete in the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions and a chance to win a National Title.

Other Portland Boxing Club boxers tournament results:

Open class: PBC Featherweight John Lopez of Westbrook lost a split decision to Isaiah Piexoto of East Providence RI; PBC light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian of Portland lost by unanimous decision to Alana Royale of East Hartford, CT; bantamweight Liz Leddy of Portland lost by unanimous decision to Amanda Pavone of Burlington, MA;

Novice class: PBC lightweight Chi Wong of Portland lost by unanimous decision to Jeffery Torrez of New Haven, CT.  PBC featherweight Danny Pang of Portland won a very close split decision over Joel Maldonaldo of Worcester, MA, but lost a close split decision to Marcellino DeBarros of No. Providence, RI.

Six Portland Boxing Club Boxers Advance to the New England Golden Gloves Championships

Open class boxers Jason Quirk (middleweight), Lindsay Kyajohnian (light welterweight), John Lopez (featherweight), and Liz Leddy (bantamweight) have advanced through the Northern New England Golden Gloves and will compete in the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA on February 25 & 26.  Male winners in the New England Golden Gloves Championships will qualify for the National Golden Gloves Championships in Las Vegas, NV in May.  The women will compete in the National Championships in Hollywood, FL in July.

Portland Boxing Club novice boxers Danny Pang (featherweight) and Chi Wong (lightweight) will compete in the novice New England Championships in Lowell, MA on February 11 & 18.  Portland Boxing  Club middleweight Sasha Lamour lost a split decision to Chris Boyle of Hopkinton, NH

Boxing Fans Pack the Expo

Pro boxing returned to the Portland Expo after a 21 year absence. The Portland Boxing Club had promoted 97 amateur boxing events in Portland, mostly at the Portland Boxing Club.  Over the last 6 years, it hosted the USA Boxing New England Championships at the Stevens Avenue Armory and packed the house there for those events.

This year, head coach and promoter Bob Russo decided it was time to do a pro show at the Portland Expo with PBC pro boxers middleweight Russell Lamour Jr. (6-0), bantamweight Jorge Abiague (4-0), and welterweight Jimmy Smith (1-1).  The time was right and approximately 3000 enthusiastic fans filled the building, cheering for the hometown boxers.

 PBC middleweight Russell Lamour of Portland looked sharp, clearly out-boxing Dievison Ribiero of Tampa, FL over 6 rounds. PBC bantamweight Jorge Abiague of Portland dropped Leonel Garcia of San Juan, PR in the first round on route to a unanimous decision win.  PBC welterweight Jimmy Smith of Biddeford started fast and stopped Robert Brando Hunt of Hyannis at 2:30 of the first round. Super lightweight Brandon Berry of West Forks, ME, won his fourth pro bout (4-0), stopping Paulo DeSouza of Somerville, MA in the third round. 

The show opened with 2 amateur bouts. Heavyweight Joel Bishop of Clinton, MA won a questionable decision over PBC’s Justin Kennie of Saco, ME and PBC middleweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough lost a close decision to Joseph McKenna of South Boston, MA. 

In the main event, Ryan Kielczweski (17-0-0) of Quincy, MA won his first championship as a pro, breezing to a unanimous decision over Jose Hernandez of Atlanta, GA and winning the IBA Americas super lightweight championship.

Hall of Famer Roberto Duran was the special guest, signing autographs and taking photos.  Also in the audience were former world champs Vinny Pazienza, Micky Ward and Tony DeMarco.

Former World Boxing Champs Duran & Paz To Reunite in Portland

Five-Time World Boxing Champion Vinny Paz will reunite with his former opponent Roberto Duran, who will be this year’s special guest when pro boxing returns to the Portland Expo on November 16.  Paz and Duran will not be fighting this time, but they have fought twice in the past (1994 & 1995) late in Duran’s career.  Paz was the Portland Boxing Club’s special guest last year at the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals. When Paz found out Duran was appearing in Portland, he thought it would be a good opportunity to reunite with his former adversary on friendly terms.

The card will feature 5 pro bouts and 3 amateur bouts. Appearing on the card in the main event is Ryan Kielczweski of Quincy, MA who will box Jose Hernandez of Atlanta, Georgia for the IBA America’s Super Featherweight Championship. 

Also appearing on the pro card are Portland residents middleweight Russell Lamour, welterweight Jimmy Smith, bantamweight Jorge Abiague, and from West Forks, ME, super lightweight Brandon Berry.  The undercard will feature three amateur boxers from the Portland Boxing Club: middleweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough, heavyweight Justin Kennie of Saco, and lightweight Chi Wong of Portland.

Tickets are on sale at PortTix.com or at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland. Doors open at 6 pm when Roberto Duran will be signing autographs until 9 pm.  Bouts start at 7:30 pm.

USA Boxing New England Championship Finals – Portland Boxing Club Results

It has been a while since the PBC was shut out at a regional tournament, but that’s what happened in the 2013 USA Boxing New England Championships.

In the Finals, former 2-weight division National Golden Gloves Champion, Liz Leddy, now campaigning in her lowest weight division ever (119 Bantamweight) lost to Amanda Pavone of Quincy, MA by unanimous decision.  Open class featherweight, John Lopez, seemed flat in his performance, losing to the ever hustling Jonathan Perez of Lowell, MA by unanimous decision.  Open class light welterweight, Lindsay Kyajohnian, in her first open class competition, lost in a good effort to defending New England Champion, Destiny Cherino of Providence, RI.  Novice featherweight, Danny Pang’s opponent was injured in training and could not compete.

USA New England Championships

Portland Boxing Club welterweight, Casey Kramlich, of Auburn, ME, scored a very close but unanimous decision over Darren Colucci of Sheepscot, MA in the first night of the USA New England Championships in Southbridge, MA last night.  Colucci, seemed to dominate from the outside with sharp boxing skills, but Kramlich seemed to control on the inside in a hard fought bout that could have gone either way. 

Open class middleweight, Jason Quirk, of Scarborough, lost a close but unanimous decision to Adam Paolino of Providence, RI.  Quirk and Paolino battled it out in close quarters in a hard fought struggle of two very strong middleweights.  Quirk scored a knock-down in the last round that made the bout hard to call.

Next week, PBC boxers who will see action are novice lightweight Chi Wong of Portland; novice featherweight Danny Pang of Portland, and in the open class welterweight Casey Kramlich of Auburn, featherweight Juan Lopez of Old Orchard Beach, bantamweight Liz Leddy, of Portland and light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian of Portland.

USA Boxing New England Championships Results

Portland Boxing Club will advance four boxers to the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals on November 2 in Southbridge, MA.

In action last night, PBC open class welterweight Casey Kramlich of Raymond, ME, came right out and took the action to Vin Mambro of Cranston, RI.  Kramlich quickly backed up his opponent with accurate combinations that hurt Mambro, causing the referee to jump in and administer a standing eight count.  Kramlich then moved in to finish the job, landing some good shots, but ran into a major straight left that dropped Kramlich. Kramlich tried to get up too fast and staggered back before regaining his balance and gesturing to the referee that he was fine before the referee reached the count of eight, but the referee stopped the bout at that point.

PBC novice lightweight Chi Wong of Portland got drawn into a slug-fest with wild swinging Miguel Lozado of Framingham, Ma. in a thrilling all-out brawl with back and forth action from start to finish, losing a close but unanimous decision. 

PBC open class light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian of Portland, won a 4-1 decision over Kimberly Wabik of Somerville, MA. Kyajohnian edged out the close win with sharper scoring blows over the ever advancing and non-stop punching of Wabik. 

Other PBC boxers advancing to the Finals on November 2 by walk-over are novice featherweight Danny Pang of Portland, open class bantamweight Liz Leddy of Portland, and open class featherweight John Lopez of Old Orchard Beach

Local Boxer and former Marine Jimmy Smith added to Pro fight card

Portland Boxing Club’s pro welterweight, Jimmy Smith, of Biddeford has been added to the boxing show at the Portland Expo on November 16.  Smith, who just recently finished 8 years in the US Marine Corps, serving 2 tours in Iraq, will box in his 2nd pro bout.  Smith was a 3-time New England Champion as an amateur and was named the Outstanding Boxer in the 2009 New England Golden Gloves. Smith will join Pro PBC teammates Middleweight Russell Lamour and Bantamweight Jorge Abiague. Also appearing will be light welterweight Brandon Berry of West forks, ME and headlining the event is the undefeated Ryan Kielczweski of Quincy, MA. Four amateur bouts featuring PBC boxers will start the show.

Special Guest  Hall of Famer and four weight division World Champion Roberto Duran will sign autographs and take photos from 6-9pm

Tickets to the November 16 event can be purchased at PortTix (Merrill Auditorium) or at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.

Roberto Duran to Make Portland Appearance

The legendary "Hands of Stone" Roberto Duran will make an appearance at the Portland Expo on November 16, 2014 when the Portland Boxing Club brings pro boxing back to the Expo. Duran, a 4-weight division World Champion, was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fall in 2006. Duran won his first world championship in 1972 at the age of 21 with a 13th round knock-out over Ken Buchanan and went on to win world championships in the welterweight, junior middleweight, and middleweight divisions. His greatest win was over the previously undefeated Sugar Ray Leonard, winning the World Welterweight title. Duran scored 103 wins in career, 70 by knock-out. A movie about his life is in production now and will be released sometime in 2014. Duran will sign autographs and take photos from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Portland Boxing Club event that will also feature 4 undefeated pro boxers.

Tickets are on sale at Portix (Merrill Auditorium) or at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue Portland.

Press Conference- Boxing Fans Welcome

A press conference will be held Wednesday, October 2, at 1:00 pm at the Portland Expo to announce the return of big-time boxing at the Expo.

 

It has been 20 years since the last boxing event at the expo, but before that – in the 60’s and 70’s – Portland was proclaimed the busiest fight town in the country.  The Expo hosted packed houses every Thursday night for almost 10 years.  Tony DeMarco, former undisputed World Welterweight Champion, who fought twice at the Expo, will make an appearance at the press conference.
 
On November 16, the Portland Boxing Club will bring boxing back to the Expo with an event featuring the undefeated Ryan Kielczweski (17-0) of Quincy, MA. Kielczweski is coming off a spectacular KO win on ESPN in July over Miguel Soto who was 11-0 with 11 KO’s.   Negotiations are under way for Kielczweski’s bout to be a North American Lightweight Championship bout  The event will also feature local PBC Pros undefeated middleweight Russell Lamour (5-0) and former National Golden Gloves champion bantamweight Jorge Abiague (3-0).   Also undefeated super lightweight Brandon Berry (3-0) from West Forks, ME who was recently featured in the Maine Sunday Telegram.  Undercard bouts will feature PBC amateur boxers.  Negotiations are also underway with several former world champion boxers to make a guest appearance that night.    

Lamour Scores 2nd Knock-out in 8 Days

Portland Boxing Club pro middleweight Russell Lamour (5-0, 3 KOs), coming off a first round KO just 8 days ago, scored a 6 round TKO over Joey Gardner of Woonsocket, RI, Saturday night at Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, RI.   Garnder, a local favorite, and a former New England light heavyweight champion in his 18th bout as a pro, was in deep with Lamour in only his 5th bout as a pro.  Lamour dominated Gardner from the start with much sharper boxing skills and scored knock downs in the 3rd, 4th and 5th rounds – finally forcing the referee to stop the bout in 38 seconds of the 6th round.  Lamour did not come out of the bout unscathed, suffering two cuts caused by head butts that required stitches sidelining Lamour for about 6 weeks.

Lamour Scheduled for 2nd Bout in 8 Days

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour (4-0 with 2 KO’s), coming off a first round knock-out win in Salem, NH, gets to come right back this Saturday at Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.  Lamour is looking for his 5th win as a pro and will be in his toughest test as a pro against Joe Gardner of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, a 17 pro bout veteran and former New England light heavyweight champion.  Lamour is also tentatively scheduled for bouts in August and September and fans can follow him on Facebook.

Lamour Scores Quick KO in Salem, NH

Portland Boxing Club pro middleweight, Russell Lamour, didn’t take long to figure out Aguilano Brandao of Worcester, MA – by way of Brazil – scoring three knockdowns and stopping is out-gunned opponent at 1:46 of the first round. Brandao, a veteran MMA pro fighter with 16 bouts, did not have an answer for the quick-handled Portland boxer who landed some great body shots that set up combinations that led to the stoppage. Lamour is now 4-0 (2 KO’s) in his pro career. Due to the quick night’s work for Lamour, he is now scheduled to come right back for a bout this Saturday at the Roxie in Boston.

Portland Boxing Club Boxer Roars Back For Win

PBC novice featherweight, Danny Pang, stormed back after a rough start to pull out a split decision win over John Perez of Nashua, NH. Southpaw Perez started fast, pressing the action in the first round. Perez landed a number of powerful straight lefts backing up Pang who seemed to be struggling with his opponent’s southpaw style.  Pang got back on track in the second round, as the two boxers fought on even terms.  The third round was a different story with Pang swarming all over Perez from start to finish and totally dominating the final round, pulling out a great come-from-behind win.

Portland Boxing Club Female Boxer Medals at National Championships

Portland Boxing Club featherweight, Liz Leddy, added a bronze medal to her National medal collection at the Women’s National Golden Gloves in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, bringing her National championship medal count to 10 in her career.  Leddy, the 2012 National Golden Gloves lightweight champion (132 lbs) lost by decision to the eventual champion, Melissa Parker of Houston, TX.  Leddy was also the National Golden Gloves featherweight champion (125 lbs) in 2011.  Her medal count in National competition now stands at 2 gold, 6 silver, and 2 bronze.

Portland Boxing Club Female Boxer Goes For 3rd National Title

Portland Boxing Club featherweight, Liz Leddy, will go for her third National Golden Gloves championship in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, at the Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament to be held July 9-13.

Leddy has won a National championship at both the lightweight (132 lbs) and featherweight (125) weight divisions.

Portland Boxer Lamour on ESPN Card

Pro middleweight, Russell Lamour, (3-0) goes for his 4th straight win as a pro on July 19 at Rockingham Racetrack in Salem, NH.  The fight card (selected bouts) will be televised live on ESPN.  Tickets may be purchased via Russell Lamour on Facebook.  If all goes well, Lamour is also scheduled to box in August in Rhode Island and in Boston in September.

Portland Boxing Club Pro Loses in Rhode Island

PBC pro welterweight, Jimmy Smith, of Biddeford, lost a unanimous six round decision to Nick DeLumba of Providence, RI in a pro card held at Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln, RI.  In a battle of former New England Golden Gloves champions just starting out in their pro careers, Smith and DeLumba fought a rough and tumble battle over six rounds in what was the Fight of the Night.  Both boxers traded heavy blows throughout with Smith suffering a ten-stitch cut from a head butt in the second round.  The bout became more of a street fight with Smith being penalized twice for rough tactics.  DeLumba records his first pro win (1-0-0), with Smith dropping to 0-1-0 and one no-contest.  A rematch is imminent.

PBC Boxers Post 2 Impressive Wins

 

PBC undefeated novice (5-0) Chi Wong won a 3-2 split decision over Henry Ung (4-1) of Cambridge, MA at the F-1 Boston Event Center in Braintree, MA.  Wong was the superior boxer with better defense throughout, scoring the sharper blows against an aggressive Ung, a student at Harvard University.

 

PBC open class light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian put on an impressive display of boxing skills, clearly out-boxing Kimberly Wabik of Somerville, MA, winning a unanimous decision and was voted Outstanding Boxer of the Night

 

2013 Maine Sports Hall of Fame

 

Maine Sports Hall of Fame ceremony and luncheon honoring Coach Bob Russo and others  is set for May 5 in Augusta at the Civic Center at 12 noon.  Deadline for buying tickets is April 27 and no tickets will be sold at the door.   Attached is a form to order tickets or they can be purchased on line at www.mshof.com (click on Banquet Tickets link).

 

 

PBC team members (past and present) who want to attend or need a ride should contact Jean Russo at russo@maine.rr.com immediately as she has limited free tickets for team members who are on a tight budget.  There is also availability on a bus that will leave the PBC parking lot (Bruno's) that day for the trip to Augusta. 

 

Portland Boxing Club Boxers Score Two KO's

PBC open class middleweight, Jason Quirk, of Scarborough scored a stunning third round knock-out over John Xifaris of Lowell, MA. After two and a half rounds of a closely fought battle between the aggressive Quirk and the taller Xifaris, Quirk suddenly ended the fight with a right hand, left hook combination that sent Xifaris to the canvas.  Xifaris barely beat the count and the referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the third round. Quirk was named the Outstanding Boxer of the evening.

PBC novice lightweight, Chi Wong, of Portland was too much for Derec Szalkiewicz of Chicopee, MA, stopping  Szalkiewicz in the second round.  Wong swarmed all over the retreating Szalkiewicz in the first round with hard combinations and body shots that convinced his opponent's corner to throw in the towel at the beginning of the second round.

The bouts took place at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover Mass over the weekend at an annual fundraiser that provides a shelter for abused women and children.

 

 

PBC Boxers Two for Two at Pro Am

 

PBC open class middleweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough in a re-match of a great semi final bout that took place in the USA Boxing New Englands in November.  This time, Quirk had a much easier fight, winning a convincing 5-0 unanimous decision over Khairy Grey Pitts of Worcester, MA. 

 

PBC teammate, lightweight Chi Wong of Portland, also was impressive in a re-match of a Northern New England novice final bout last month.  That bout was a close 3-2 decision win by Wong.  This time, Wong was in control with sharp scoring blows in a re-match with John Ward of Keene, NH in a bout that was selected as the best bout of the night.  Wong was the more skilled and accurate puncher but Ward, who was in great shape, was determined to press the action to make it a very exciting bout.

 

The Pro-Am promotion was the first in Vermont in many years.  Local hero, pro welterweight Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT, drew a full house of enthusiastic fans that saw a good win over a tough opponent, Luis Virmontes of Worcester, MA in the main event.

 

 

Lamour Posts Third Professional Win

 

Portland Boxing Club pro middleweight, Russell Lamour, won his third straight bout since turning pro by winning a hard fought unanimous decision over Eddie Camanaro of Lawrence, MA.  Lamour started quickly and clearly proved he was the better boxer with a sharp jab and quick combinations in the first two rounds.  In the third round, Lamour decided to stop boxing and started to mix it up with his game and wild swinging opponent.  Lamour got caught off balance with a clubbing right hand that caused a knock down -  making it a close bout.  Lamour got back on track in the fourth round with a brutal body attack and scored a knock down in the fifth.  Lamour also won the sixth round to win a unanimous decision over the more experienced Camanaro who was in his 15th pro bout in what turned out to be by far the best fight of the night. 

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Boxers Fall Short at New England Golden Gloves

 

Two Portland Boxing Club boxers lost two very close split decisions at the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA last night. Middleweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough, the Northern New England Golden Gloves Champion coming off a great win in the semi-finals, got the short end of a 3-2 split decision against defending New England Champion Gerald Schifone of Brockton, MA, representing Southern New England. Quirk and Schifone fought on even terms throughout the bout in a back and forth battle leaving little to choose from after three hard fought rounds.

 

PBC teammate Light welterweight (NNE) Liz Leddy of Portland was upset by (SNE) Destiny Chearino of Warwick, RI in another close fight that could have gone either way.

 

The male winners will advance to the National Golden Gloves championships in Salt Lake City, UT in May. The female winners will advance to the National Championships in Hollywood, FL in July.

 

New England Golden Gloves Semi Finals

Portland Boxing Club open class middleweight, Jason Quirk, of Scarborough, the Northern New England Golden Gloves middleweight champion, turned in an impressive performance last night, dominating Josh Surgeon of New London, CT.  Quirk, who just finished active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard, and who is now serving in the Reserves, was coincidentally matched with Surgeon, the Western New England Golden Gloves champ, who is currently in the Coast Guard Academy.  Quirk was the much sharper boxer throughout the bout, landing combinations with a heavy body attack, and winning a 5-0 unanimous decision.  Quirk is matched tonight with Gerald Schifone of Brockton, MA in the Championship Finals at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA.

The winners of this tournament will advance to Salt Lake City, UT, for the National Golden Gloves Championships.

PBC teammate open class featherweight John Lopez, of Old Orchard Beach, lost a 5-0 decision to Domenic Lessier of Lowell, MA.  Lopez finished strong in the third, but Lessier controlled the first two rounds to win the decision.

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Boxers Take Two New England Golden Gloves Titles

 

Two PBC boxers won New England Golden Gloves novice championships last night in Lowell, MA at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  Featherweight, Danny Pang, of Portland won a close 3-2 split decision over local favorite Emmanuel Antonetty of Lowell.  Antonetty was the aggressor throughout, but Pang showed an excellent defense with sharp counter-punching to pull out the decision.  Welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian of Portland also won a close one by out-boxing Melissa Kelly of Somerville, MA.  Kelly made it close, but overall Kyajohnian's relentless left jab made the difference in the bout. 

Three other boxers from the PBC will be in action this Tuesday night in Lowell as they battle for the New England Golden Gloves open class championships and a chance to advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Salt Lake City, UT.  Representing the PBC and Northern New England Golden Gloves, featherweight John Lopez of Old Orchard Beach, light welterweight Liz Leddy of Portland, and middleweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough.  Tickets to this event are available on line at www.lowellauditorium.com or by calling (978) 454-2299.78) 454-2

 

Portland Boxing Club Goes 5 for 5 at Golden Gloves Finals 

 

Portland Boxing Club had a great showing at the Northern New England Golden Gloves tournament Finals held this weekend in Burlington, VT.

 

PBC novice class featherweight, Danny Pang, stopped Andrew Piper of Burlington, VT in the second round.  Pang pressured Piper throughout the first round with a good body attack, wearing down his opponent.  Pang continued the pressure in the second round, causing the referee to stop the contest at 1:23 of the second round.

 

PBC novice class lightweight, Chi Wong, won a 3-2 split decision over John Ward of Concord, NH. Wong had control of the first two rounds, out-boxing his opponent.  Ward rallied in the third to make it a close bout.

 

PBC novice class welterweight, Lindsay Kyajohnian, won a unanimous 5-0 decision over Mariah Yates Murphy of St. Albans, VT.  Kyajohnian showed good skills, clearly out-boxing Murphy throughout the three rounds.

 

PBC open class featherweight, John Lopez, won a close 4-1 split decision over Josh Bickford of Mt. Holly, VT.  Lopez and Bickford fought on even terms in the first two rounds, with Lopez edging out Bickford in the third to pull out a close 4-1 decision in an awkward match of styles.

 

PBC open class middleweight, Jason Quirk, stopped Niko Clow of Claremont, NH at 1:21 of the third round when Clow's corner threw in the towel as Quirk overwhelmed Clow with combinations to the head and body. Quirk was voted the Outstanding Boxer of the Tournament in the open class.

 

The winners of the Northern New England Golden Gloves will advance to Lowell, MA for the New England Championships on February 12 & 15 (novice class), and on February 19 & 20 (open class).

 

Other PBC Tournament Results:

PBC open class lightweight, Liz Leddy, advances to the Championships by walk-over.  PBC open class heavyweight, Justin Kennie, lost by TKO to Dan Magistrale of Burlington, VT in the quarterfinals.

 

 

Lamour Gets Second Win as a Pro

 

Portland Boxing Club's Russell Lamour won for the second time in his young pro boxing career Saturday night, beating Luis Viramontes of Brockton, MA with a unanimous decision at Boston's TD Garden.  Lamour, now 2 and 0, won every round of the 4-round middleweight bout.  Lamour was never in trouble and pressed Viramontes (3-0-1) throughout the bout, struggling a bit with the awkward left-handed style of Viramontes.  Viramontes was warned numerous times for excessive holding.  Lamour, 5-time New England Golden Gloves Champion, also boxed for the US Boxing Team and in the World Series of Boxing as an amateur.  Lamour scored a 62 second knock-out in his pro debut last November.

 

 

PBC Wins 4 out of 6 at the NE Championship Finals

 

PBC Sub novice Lightweight Chi Wong of Portland was too much for Derrick Szalklewicz of Holyoke, MA, presuring his outgunned opponent from the start and forcing the Holyoke boxers' corner to stop the bout before the beginning of the third round.

 

PBC Sub/Novice Featherweight Danny Pang of Portland won a close one over Marquis Fowler of Lowell, MA, winning a 3-2 split decision.

 

PBC Novice Light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian of Portland won a 5-0 unanimous decision over Melissa Kelly of Somerville, MA. Kyajohnian out-boxed her game opponent throughout the bout clearly winning the 5-0 decision.

 

PBC Open class featherweight John Lopez of Old Orchard Beach, ME lost a 5-0 decision to Dominic Lessier of Lowell, MA. Lessier started fast with a strong first round and kept the pressure on in the second. Lopez finished strong but came up short losing the decision.

 

PBC Open class lightweight Liz Leddy of Portland won her 6th N.E. Championship with a 5-0 unanimous decision over Allie LaVigne of Worcester, MA.

 

PBC Open class middleweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough, ME lost a debatable 3-2 split to defending N.E. Champion Gerald Schifone of Brockton, MA in a very close bout that could have gone either way.

 

Other results:

Novice lightweight Kimberly Wabik of Somerville, MA won a 3-2 decision over Nicole Petonia of Stockton Springs, ME

Novice welterweight Darren Collucci of Somerville, MA won a 5-0 decision over Danyer Fabian of Lawrence, MA

Open class lightweight Jermaine Ortiz of Worcester, MA won a 5-0 decision over Tim Ramos of Framingham, MA

Open class light welerweight Tevin Alieu Of Providence, RI won a 4-1 decision over Anthony Marsella of Smithfield, RI

Open class welterweight Rashidi Ellis of Lynn, MA.stopped Charles Espinola of Salem, MA at 2:36 of the second round.

Open class light heavyweight Edwin Espinal of E. Providence RI won by 4-1 decision over Johnny Rosa of Lawrence, MA

Super heavyweight Owen Minor of Worcester, MA won a 5-0 decision over Demek Edmonds of Worcester, MA.

 

Open class walkover winners Bantamweight Edwin Riveria of Lawrence, MA, Women's Featherweight Rashida Ellis of Lynn, MA, and Heavyweight Bryan Daniels of Worcester, MA.

The Outstanding Boxer award in the Novice division went to Chi Wong of Portland and in the Open Class division to Rashidi Ellis from Lynn, MA.

 

 

Vinny Pazienza To Appear in Portland

 

Vinny "Paz", a five time world champion who fought under the nickname "The Pazmanian Devil", is making a guest appearance in Portland at the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals this Saturday night, November 24, at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Avenue, Portland. Paz won this tournament as an amateur and went on to win the U.S. National Championship.  His most memorable wins as a pro were his two victories over Roberto Duran.

 

Six Portland Boxing Club boxers will box in the championship Finals with 14 bouts scheduled for the evening. Doors open at 6:00 pm with "Paz" available for photos and to sign autographs.  The bouts start at 8:00 pm.  Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.

 

Portland Boxing Club Boxers Advance in USA Boxing New England Championship Tournament

 

PBC Novice featherweight Danny Pang made his Portland debut with a 4-1 decision over Marcus Fowler of Lowell, MA.  Pang completely dominated Fowler in the first round, scoring a standing eight count, but Fowler roared back in the second round, scoring a standing eight count on Pang and the two fought on even terms for the rest of the bout with Pang winning a close decision.

 

PBC open class featherweight John Lopez scored a third round TKO over Frederick Mercado of Worcester, MA.  Lopez wore down Mercado with a fierce body attack stopping his game but out-gunned opponent at 2:16 of the third round.

 

PBC open class middleweight Jason Quirk won a 5-0 unanimous decision over Neal Sullivan of Worcester, MA.  Quirk pressured his much taller opponent throughout the bout, winning a close but unanimous 5-0 decision.

 

These winners join Portland (PBC) teammates open class featherweight Liz Leddy, novice light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian, junior division welterweight Christian Castaneda, and novice lightweight Chi Wong advance to the Finals on November 24, 2012 at the Stevens Avenue Armory. Tickets are on sale at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave, Portland (Reserved seating available).  Doors open at 6:00, bouts start at 8:00.  Special Guest appearance by 5-time World Champion Vinny Pazienza ("Paz"), with 14 championship bouts scheduled.

 

Other results:

Open class:

Featherweight Dominic Lessier of Lowell, MA won a 5-0 decision over Ethan Navzadi of Waltham, MA.

Light welterweight Tevin Alieu of Providence, RI won a 5-0 decision over Brandon Berry of West Forks, ME

Light heavyweight Edwin Espinal of Providence, RI won a 5-0 decision over Russell Sherman of Lynn, MA.

Light heavyweight Johnny Rosa of Lawrence, MA won a 3-2 decision over Brandon Montello of Malden, MA.

Sub-Novice Class:

Super heavyweight Jonathan Morrisette of Clinton MA won a 5-0 decision over Ian Northrop of Portland, ME

 

 

 

 

Portland Boxing Club's middleweight, Russell Lamour, Jr., made his pro debut in spectacular fashion Saturday night with a stunning 62 second first round knock-out of John Downey of Spencer, Mass.  Lamour, an amateur stand-out with over 100 amateur bouts was rated in the elite top three for USA Boxing, was a member of the US Boxing team, and boxed in the World Series of Boxing.  His next tentative bout is scheduled for November 29 at Twin Rivers Casino in Rhode Island, and the Boston Garden on December 14.

 

PBC Boxer Wins a Thriller at

 USA Boxing NE Championship Quarterfinals

 

Portland Boxing Club open class middleweight, Jason Quirk, of Scarborough, ME survived a rough first round to come back and wear down his slick boxing opponent, Khiary Gray from Worcester, MA, winning a unanimous decision in a thrilling back and forth battle.  Quirk will advance to the semi-finals next Saturday night against Mike Rodriquez of Springfield, MA to be held at the Portland Boxing Club.  The Finals will be held November 24 at the Stevens Avenue Armory.

 

Other results:

123 lb Open featherweight: Ethen Navzadi of Waltham, MA won a 5-0 decision over Jonathan Perez of Lowell, MA.

132 lb Open lightweight: Tim Ramos of Framingham, MA won a 4-1 decision over Iyzarya Scott of Boston.

132 lb Open lightweight: Jarmaine Ortiz of Worcester won a 5-0 decision over Ranse Andino of Worcester.

132 lb Open lightweight: Elijah Peixoto of E. Providence, RI, won a 5-0 decision over Josh Bickford of Mt. Holly, VT

141 lb Open light welterweight: Tevin Alieu of Providence, RI won a 4-1 decision over Travis Demko of Stoughton, MA

152 lb Subnovice welterweight: Mike Matrkowski of Amesbury, MA won by TKO in round 2 over Brandon Brouillard of Clinton, MA

152 lb Subnovice welterweight: Chris Degreenia of Lyndonville, VT won by TKO in round 2 over Zachary Morel of New Hampton, NH

152 lb Subnovice welterweight: Phillip Kyser of St. George, ME won a 4-1 decision over Matt Almestica of Haverhill, MA

165 lb Open middleweight: Gerald Schifone of Brockton,MA won a 5-0 decision over Nieko Clow of Claremont, NH

 

 

 

USA Boxing New England Championships in Portland

 

The Portland Boxing Club will host the 2012-2013 USA Boxing New England Championships starting Saturday night, November 3 at 8:00 pm at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  The Semi-finals will be held on Saturday, November 10 (also at the PBC) and the Championship Finals will move to the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Avenue, Portland on Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, at 8:00 pm. The Finals have become a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in Portland, drawing a huge crowd of enthusiastic fans.

 

Five-time World Champion Vinny Pazienza ("Paz") will make an appearance at the Championship Finals. Paz, a Rhode Island native, won the USA Boxing New England Championship as an amateur.  A book and a movie are due out on his life and he will be available to sign autographs at 6:00 pm the evening of November 24 at the Finals.

 

Advance tickets are available at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  All tickets for November 5 & 12 are $15.  Tickets for the Finals range from $20 general admission to $50 for reserved ringside. For more information, call 207-761-0975 or visit www.portlandboxingclub.org.

 

 

PBC Boxers Split

 

Portland Boxing Club's open class featherweight, Juan Lopez, of Old Orchard Beach, won a 3-2 split decision over Jonathan Perez of Lowell, MA.  Perez, the more experienced boxer with over 50 bouts, started fast and kept the pressure on throughout.  Lopez (12-3) countered with sharp combinations, rallying in the third round to win an outstanding match-up.

 

PBC open class light heavyweight, Justin Kennie, of Yarmouth, was on the wrong side of a 3-2 split decision, losing an awkward low-scoring bout to Ed Worley of Lowell, MA in bouts held in the Sports Zone in Derry, NH.

 

 

Leddy Scores Win in Bout with Puerto Rico

 

Portland Boxing Club lightweight, Liz Leddy, scored a unanimous decision win over Ashley Ann Lozada of San Juan, Puerto Rico in a New England vs. Puerto Rico meet in Malden, MA last night.  Leddy completely smothered the slick boxing southpaw with her usual intense pressure, wearing down Lozada and scoring a hard-fought win.  Team New England won the competition 6-4.

 

Liz Leddy Wins Outstanding Boxer Award

 

Reigning National Golden Gloves lightweight (132 lbs) champ, and former National Golden Gloves featherweight (125 lbs) champion, Liz Leddy, kept busy by going up yet another weight division, squaring off with New England light welterweight (141 lbs) champion Allie Levigne of Worcester, MA.  As usual, the super aggressive Leddy charged forward, overwhelming the game Levigne with constant pressure, winning a unanimous decision and the Most Outstanding Boxer of the Night award.

 

PBC teammate, featherweight (125 lbs) Danny Pang, made his amateur debut against Harry Tigglotti of Haverhill, MA, losing a close 3-2 split decision in a hard fought back-and-forth battle at the YMCA in Lawrence, MA to benefit that city's 978 Boxing Club.

 

Portland Boxing Club Boxer Wins in NH

PBC heavyweight Justin Kennie of Lewiston gave up 36 pounds to local favorite Richard Locke of Berwick but got the win by clearly outboxing the aggressive Locke, winning a unanimous decision in the Main Event at the Christian Academy in Somersworth, NH. Kennie usually competes in the heavyweight division (201- lbs) but put on a few pounds to box in the super heavyweight division (201+lbs, no limit) for the match with Locke.

Portland Boxing Club Wins Bid to Host New Englands The PBC has been awarded the bid to host the 126th Annual USA Boxing New England Championships for 2012. The PBC has hosted the Championship for the past four years. Some of the greatest names in the sport from New England have competed in this historical tournament, including John L. Sullivan (the first universally recognized world champion), heavyweight champs Jack Sharkey and Rocky Marciano, middleweight champ Marvelous Marvin Hagler, welterweight champ Tony DeMarco, and super lightweight champ "Irish" Micky Ward.

The tournament will begin November 3 with the first two show (11/3 and 11/10) at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Ave, Portland. The finals will be held at the Stevens Avenue Armory on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday November 24. For more information, please call 761-0975 or visit www.portlandboxingclub.org

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Boxers Fight in Downeast Maine

 

The Portland Boxing Club boxers did well, winning 3 of 4 of their bouts held at the Belfast High School.  The show, put on by Ken Wyman, of Wyman's Boxing, Stockton Springs, Maine, is an annual fund raiser for Wyman's Boxing Club.  Wyman has done shows in Searsport, Stockton Springs, Belfast, Bingham, and Skowhegan.

 

The PBC boxers were all in tough matches.  In the second bout of the night, PBC junior novice lightweight (141 lbs) Christian Castenada one a very close split decision over William Whitley of Holyoke, MA.  PBC open class featherweight (124 lbs) John Lopez, was upset by Josh Bickford of Mt. Holy,VT in a very awkward match-up marked by a lot of holding and not a lot of scoring.  Bickford won a very close split decision.

 

PBC open class middleweight (165 lbs) Jason Quirk, returned to the ring after finishing up his 4 years of active duty with the US Coast Guard, and won a close split decision over Mike Rodrigues of Springfield, MA.  Quirk was the aggressor throughout the bout, pursuing the much taller boxer in yet another bout that included a lot of holding and not a lot of scoring.  In one of the more entertaining bouts of the night, PBC heavyweight (201- lbs), Justin Keenie, used his reach advantage to clearly outbox and out score the ever charging Joel Bishop of Bingham, ME, winning a unanimous decision.

 

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Boxer Wins National Title 

 

Portland Boxing Club lightweight (132 lbs) Liz Leddy won the National Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship with a hard fought but unanimous decision over Kristen Carlson of Chicago, IL at the finals held in Deerfield Beach, Florida.  Leddy won the National Golden Gloves Championship in the Featherweight division (125 lbs) last year.  The win brings the PBC championship total to 167 overall.

 

PBC Jimmy Smith Disappointed in Pro Debut

 

Portland Boxing Club welterweight, Jimmy Smith, had a disappointing ending to a bout in which he had complete control in his pro debut at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  Smith, a former U.S. Marine and a New England Golden Gloves Champion, started strong, pursuing Rafael Jusino of Lawrence, Mass, before landing a big right hand that floored his out-gunned opponent.  Jusino was allowed to continue after the knock down, trying to survive by grabbing and holding.  During one of those clinches, Jusino suffered a bad cut due to an accidental head butt and the fight was stopped and declared a "no contest".

 

 

Liz Leddy Battles World Champion in Ireland

PBC featherweight Liz Leddy proved that she belongs at an elite level by boxing world lightweight champion Katie Taylor of Ireland to a standstill two nights in a row.  Leddy, a National Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion, battled Taylor on mostly even terms with an aggressive attack - unfazed by the World Champion and the 2012 Olympian - but came up short and lost the decision in both matches.

 

Russell Lamour Turns Pro

PBC outstanding middleweight Russell Lamour will turn pro May 9, 2012 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in his first pro debut.  Tickets are available at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office.

 

PBC Junior Avenges Loss

PBC lightweight, Christian Castaneda, avenged an earlier loss at the USA New England Championships with a convincing unanimous decision win over William Whitley of Holyoke, MA.  Castaneda turned the tables with the more aggressive strategy, easily outscoring his opponent.

 

PBC-New England Golden Gloves Results

PBC open class Northern New England light welterweight champion, Casey Kramlich, was the aggressor throughout his bout with Southern New England champ James Perella of Mansfield, Mass, but lost a 3-2 split decision - much to the displeasure of a packed house who roundly booed the decision at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Mass.

 

PBC open class Northern New England featherweight champ, Liz Leddy, also appeared to have the upper hand in her bout against Central New England champ Rashida Ellis of Lynn, Mass.  Leddy boxed nicely throughout the four rounds and was by far the busier boxer, but also lost a 3-2 split decision.

 

PBC open class Northern New England featherweight champion, John Lopez, lost a 5-0 unanimous decision over Western New England champ Elijah Peixoto of New Haven, Conn, who out-worked Lopez to grind out the decision win.

 

In the novice division PBC Northern New England welterweight champ, Jayson Richter got off the floor in the first round and battled back, wearing down Southern New England champ Kevin Weeks of Raynham, Mass with a determined attack to the body winning a 3-2 split decision in the New England Novice Championship.  Richter was voted the Most Outstanding Novice Boxer of the New England Championships.

 

PBC novice Northern New England lightweight champion, Kathy Ureneck lost a 3-2 decision to Central New England Champion Misty Grey of Amesbury, Mass.  Ureneck took the first two rounds, outscoring Grey, but Grey came back in the third to win a close decision.

 

 

Portland Boxing Club novice welterweight Jayson Richter advanced to the New England Golden Gloves novice finals with a 4-1 decision over Jonathan Figueroa of Hartford, Conn. Richter started fast, scoring with some heavy hooks and uppercuts but his tough opponent weathered the first round.

Figueroa and Richter fought on mostly even terms for the next two rounds in

an exciting battle, with Richter pulling out the victory.   Richter now

advances to the New England Novie championship finals Thursday, February 16, in Lowell, Mass.

Richter joins fellow PBC teammates Kathy Ureneck (novice lightweight) in the novice finals and open class boxers Liz Leddy (featherweight), Juan Lopez (featherweight), and Casey Kramlich (light welterweight) who advanced to the Open Class championships on February 21 and 22 in Lowell Mass.

 

 

Four Portland Boxers Win Regionals

 

The Portland Boxing Club won four of four bouts in the Northern New England Golden Gloves Finals Saturday night in Burlington, VT.  Novice middleweight, Jayson Richter, won a unanimous decision over Ian MaCleod of Burlington, VT.  Richter pursued MaCleod from the opening bell, earning a clear cut decision and the Northern New England Golden Gloves Novice Welterweight Championship.

 

In the open class, PBC light welterweight Casey Kramlich excited the crowd with some great combination punching, winning his third consecutive Northern New England Open Class title.  Kramlich fought Maine rival Brandon Berry of West Forks.  These boxers have fought twice before in exciting back and forth battles, with Kramlich winning all three matches over the very tough and determined Berry.  Kramlich was also named the Most Outstanding Boxer of the tournament in the open class.

 

PBC featherweight Juan Lopez, a novice Northern New England champion in 2011, now competing in the open class, came from behind to eke out a close unanimous decision over Josh Bickford of Mt. Holly, VT.  Lopez started slow and had trouble solving Bickford's lateral movement, getting out-scored in the first two rounds.  Lopez woke up in the third and finally started putting combinations together, clearly winning the third round and the featherweight title.

 

PBC featherweight Liz Leddy, had too much experience for Amber Blumenfeld of Claremont, NH, and outscored the up and coming former National Junior Champion for the Women's Open Class Featherweight Championship.

 

PBC open class middleweight Jeremy Whitham was unable to compete due to a rib injury in training.  PBC novice light welterweight Kathy Ureneck advanced by walkover when her opponent was unable to compete.

 

Northern New England winners advance to Lowell, MA to meet the other three regions of New England for the New England Championships.  Open class New England champions advance to the National Golden Gloves tournament in Mesquite, NV on April 29 - May 5, 2012.

 

 

Portland Boxer Advances in No.New England Golden Gloves

Portland Boxing Club novice welterweight, Jayson Richter, advanced to the Finals of the Northern New England Golden Gloves with two impressive and hard-fought wins over two very tough rivals.  Richter first scored a razor thin unanimous decision over Anthony Collins of Lewiston to advance to the semi-finals where he defeated local favorite John Haley of Burlington, Vermont. Richter, who served with the U.S. Marines and is now a pre-med student at USM, showed good defense and countered back with the more accurate punches in a thrilling back-and-forth battle.

 

Richter joins PBC teammates open class middleweight Jeremy Whitham, open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich, open class featherweight Juan Lopez, and open class women's featherweight Liz Leddy in the finals of the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships to be held in Burlington, Vermont on February 4.  Winners of that tournament will advance to the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, Mass on starting on February 10, 2012.

 

 

Vuthi Roeun of Gray Maine was the lucky winner of a 42 inch (B Panasonic Plasma TV) at the 125th Annual Boxing New England Championships held on November 26th at the Portland armory.

 

Boxing is Alive and Well in Portland - Finals Results

 

The biggest crowd in many years turned out at the Stevens Avenue Armory on Saturday night for the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals and watched 11 bouts from subnovice to the open class.  "Irish" Micky Ward was on hand for autographs and pictures.

 

The Portland Boxing Club team was in tough in all of their six bouts, winning only two.  PBC open class middleweight, Jimmy Smith, of Biddeford, put on a great rally in the third round but this time came up short, losing a 3-2 split decision to defending New England Champion, Gerald Shiffone of Brockton, Mass.

 

In what was the fight of the night, PBC open class lightweight and National Featherweight Champion, Liz Leddy, was upset by the undefeated Rashida Ellis of Lynn, Mass in a back and forth battle which saw the ever pressing Leddy getting out pointed by the sharp punching Ellis in a thrilling bout between two national level competitors.  PBC 17-year-old novice lightweight, John Lopez, of Westbrook, stole the show in the novice class looking sharp and clearly out-boxing Gordon Berry of West Forks, Maine.  PBC novice welterweight, Jayson Richter, continually pressed the action against Ken Ball of Springfield, Mass, winning a 5-0 unanimous decision.

 

Other results:

Sub novice lightweight Shawn Vaughan Houseman of Searsport, Maine, won a 5-0 unanimous decision over Norm Fox of Bath, Maine.

 

Sub novice welterweight Alex Lei of Cambridge, Mass, won a 5-0 unanimous decision over Mike Mattson of South Portland, Maine (PBC).

 

Sub novice light heavyweight Mike Thibeault of Springfield, VT, won a 4-1 decision over Hayder Alfatlowi of Woonsocket, RI.

 

Novice class middleweight Jose Ortiz of Providence, RI won a 5-0 unanimous decision over Sasha Lamour, of Portland (PBC).

 

Open class light welterweight Nick DeLomba of Cranston, RI, won a 5-0 unanimous decision win over James Perella of Mansfield, Mass.

 

Open class welterweight Jon Smith of Warwick, RI, won a 3-2 split decision over Khiary Gray Pitts of Worcester, Mass.

 

Open class light heavyweight K.J. Harrison of East Providence, RI, won a 5-0 unanimous decision over Jason Bacnowski of Northboro, Mass.

 

The outstanding novice boxer of the tournament was John Lopez of Portland (PBC).  The outstanding open class boxer was Rashida Ellis.

 

 

USA Boxing New England Semi-Finals Results

 

If the Finals of the USA Boxing New England Championships are as good as the Quarter and Semi Finals, the fans are in for an exciting night on November 26.  The preliminary action had some great match ups and come-from-behind wins.

 

Portland Boxing Club's open class middleweight, Jimmy Smith, of Biddeford, was in one of those dramatic bouts, coming from way behind and stopping Mike Rodriguez of Springfield, Mass at 1:25 of the third round.  Rodriguez used a big reach advantage to hold off and out-point the aggressive Smith with a long jab throughout the first two rounds.  Rodriguez also scored a knock down in the first round.  Smith roared back in the third, scoring with heavy body shots that chopped down and finished his much taller opponent.

 

PBC teammate open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich of Auburn, was in his second great bout of the tournament, but this time he dropped a hard fought split decision (3-2) to former New England Champion Nick Delumba of Cranston, RI.

 

Other results:

Open class heavyweight Bryan Daniels of Worcester, Mass, scored a stunning second round knock-out of Josh McAuliffe of Bangor.

 

Open class heavyweight Chris Aiello of Fall River, Mass, stopped Chris Medina of South Hadley, Mass, in the second round.

 

Open class middleweight Gerald Schifone of Brockton, Mass won by 5-0 unanimous decision over John Xifaras of Nashua, NH.

 

Open class lightweight Anthony Marcella of Smithfield, RI, won by 5-0 unanimous decision over David Melendez of Providence, RI.

 

Subnovice light heavyweight Hayder Alfatlowi of Woonsocket, RI, won by 5-0 unanimous decision over Chad Johnson of Quincy, Mass.

 

PBC novice middleweight Sasha Lamour, of Portland, stopped Mark Barile of Windsor Locke, CT at 34 seconds of the first round.

 

PBC novice welterweight Jayson Richter of Portland, won a close but unanimous 5-0 decision over Travis Demco of Stoughton, Mass.

 

PBC novice lightweight John Lopez of Westbrook, looked sharp outboxing Jonathan Angulo of Haverhill, Mass, winning a 5-0 unanimous decision.

 

PBC junior novice Christian Castaneda of  Winthrop, Mass, lost a 3-2 split decision to Troy Merchante of Worcester, Mass.

 

The Championship Finals will be held on November 26 at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Avenue, Portland.  Reserved and General Admission tickets are on sale at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave, Portland.   For more information, please call 207 761-0975 or visit www.portlandboxingclub.org.

 

USA Boxing New England Quarter-Finals Results

 

Portland Boxing Club's open class middleweight, Jimmy Smith, of Biddeford, made his homecoming a positive one by continuously attacking Neil Sullivan of Worcester, Mass throughout the bout, scoring two knockdowns on the way to a 5-0 unanimous decision win.  Smith, who served 8 years in the Marines, including tours in Iraq, has not fought in Portland in over 8 years. 

PBC open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich of Auburn, looked impressive with a 5-0 unanimous decision over Brandon Berry of West Forks, Maine.  Berry started strong, bringing the fight to Kramlich in the first round.  Round two had Kramlich picking up the pace and scoring with multiple combinations.  The tireless Kramlich increased the pressure throwing an incredible amount of punches in the third round in a hard fought back and forth battle.

PBC newcomer, Mike Mattson, a subnovice welterweight of South Portland, also won a 5-0 unanimous decision in his boxing debut over John Healey of Wakefield, NH,

 

Other results:

Subnovice light welterweight Corey Jacobs of Salem, NH, won by TKO in the third round over Daniel Higgins of Quincy, Mass.

 

Subnovice light welterweight Cody Haas of Berlin, NH, won by 5-0  unanimous decision over Chris Strout of Lisbon Maine.

 

Subnovice light heavyweight Mike Thibeault of Springfield, VT, won by TKO in the second round over John Avery of Framington, NH.

 

Subnovice light heavyweight Andrew Puopolo of Bourne, Mass, won by TKO in the second round over Aaron Cox of Whitefield, NH.

 

Subnovice light heavyweight Hayder Alfatlowi of Woonsocket, RI, won by 5-0 unanimous decision over Abraham Santiado of Haverhill, Mass.

 

Subnovice heavyweight Alex Blaisdel of Farmington, NH, won by 5-0 unanimous decision over Tofic Rosario of Springfield, Mass.

 

Subnovice super heavyweight Jake Donyon of Stratford, NH, won by TKO in round one over Edgar Avilla of Clinton, Maine.

 

Open class lightweight Toka Kahn Clary of Providence, RI, won by 5-0 unanimous decision over Tim Ramos of Framington, Mass.

 

Open class middleweight John Xifaras of Nashua, NH won by 5-0 unanimous decision over Rashane Doyle of Dorchester, Mass.

 

The Semi-Finals continue this week at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Ave, Portland.  The Finals will be held on November 26 at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave, Portland.  Tickets are on sale at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave, Portland.   For more information, please call 207 761-0975 or visit www.portlandboxingclub.org.

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Portland Boxing Wins Bid to Host Championships - "Irish" Micky Ward to Appear

For the 4th consecutive year, the Portland Boxing Club has won the bid to host the 2011-2012 USA Boxing New England Championships. This tournament dates back 125 years with such notable World Champions from New England John L. Sullivan, Jack Sharkey, Rocky Marciano, Marvin Hagler, Tony Demarco and - this years special guest - "Irish" Micky Ward who will make an appearance at the Championship Finals. Ward was recently the subject of an Academy Award nominated movie "The Fighter" based on Micky's life. "The Fighter" part 2 is in the works.

The Championships will be held on November 5th, November 12th at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland and the Championship Finals will be held on November 26th at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Avenue, Portland. For more information call: 207-761-0975.

 

Portland Boxer Leddy Wins Gold at National Golden Gloves

 

Portland Boxing Club's Liz Leddy won the Women's National Golden Gloves Featherweight Championship (125 lbs) in Port Charlotte, Florida on Saturday.  Leddy won her first national title, and is only the third person in the State of Maine history to win an open class title.  It was not without a great deal of perseverance, coming up short eight other times, and winning one bronze and 6 silver medals along the way.  The other two open class National champions are teammates Jorge Abiague and Lisa Kuronya, both of Portland.

 

Leddy breezed through the finals, overwhelming and finally stopping Erica Cooksey of Jacksonville, Florida in the third round after 3 standing eight-counts.

 

 

2011 USA National Boxing Results

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour, lost a 12-10 computer scoring decision to Aaron Coley of Haywood California at the US National Championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  Lamour gets one more chance at an Olympic Trial berth in Cincinatti at the Last Chance Qualifier this week.

 

PBC teammate, featherweight Liz Leddy, lost a 21-12 computer scoring decision to Heather Hady of Brooklyn, NY, placing second and winning a silver medal, her sixth silver medal in National competition.  Leddy gets another try at a National championship title in Port Charlotte, FL at the Womens Nationals Golden Gloves later this week.

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Sweeps

 

Portland Boxing Club boxers were eight for eight against opponents from all over New England.  The sold-out dinner boxing show, held at The Landing at Pine Point in Scarborough, was the first of its kind in our area. 

 

Portland Boxing Club (PBC) open class middleweight, Jeremy Witham of Portland was voted the outstanding boxer of the night with a thrilling come from behind third round TKO win over Julio Delrosario of Roxbury, Mass.

 

PBC open class and nationally rated middleweight, Russell Lamour, of Portland, looked sharp with a convincing unanimous decision win over Ray Oliveria of New Bedford, Mass.  Lamour heads to the US National Championships in Colorado Springs for a chance at the National Championship and a shot at the Olympic Trials.

 

Other results:

PBC open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich of Portland won by unanimous decision over Joe Farina of South Boston, Mass.

PBC novice class lightweight John Lopez of Old Orchard Beach won by unanimous decision over Richie Augustino of Haverhill, Mass.

PBC novice welterweight Jayson Richter of Portland won by unanimous decision over Riley Lamontague of Londonderry, NH.

PBC novice middleweight, Sasha Lamour of Portland won a unanimous decision over Jeral Pemberton of New Bedford, Mass.

PBC junior class novice featherweight Christian Castaneda of Portland won a unanimous decision over John McCinnis of Carver, Mass.

PBC junior class novice middleweight Joe Fitzpatrick of North Yarmouth won a unanimous decision Michael Berrio of Revere, Mass.

 

 

 

Father's Day Boxing Event with Micky Ward

 

The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough is hosting the first annual dinner show for boxing fans on June 16.  The event will feature Portland Boxing Club boxers vs. boxers from all over New England.  "Irish" Micky Ward (subject of the hit movie "The Fighter") will make a special guest appearance.  The evening kicks off at 5:30 with a social hour of cocktails, appetizers, and a "meet and greet" with Micky Ward.   A complete prime rib dinner will be served at 7:00, with the boxing action starting at 8:00 pm.  The show will feature nationally rated middleweight Russell Lamour in the main event.

 

For ticket information, please visit www.thelandingatpinepoint.com or call 774-4527.  Tickets make a great Father's Day gift, so call today!

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Scores 3 Wins

 

PBC 14 year old junior novice middleweight Joe Fitzpatrick scored a convincing unanimous decision win over Mike Berrio.  Fitzpatrick looked like the stronger boxer, landing a number of solid shots after figuring out the left hander from South Boston.

 

PBC open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich also scored a unanimous decision win in a hard fought battle with Ricky Ford of Claremont, NH.  The bout was voted the best bout of the night.

 

PBC novice welterweight Jayson Richter overpowered hometown favorite Gordon Berry of Bingham, Maine, in another hotly contested bout that had the crowd roaring.  Richter was voted the outstanding boxer of the evening in the annual fundraiser at the Bingham, Maine high school.

 

 

Portland Boxing Wins & Lossess

 

PBC novice middleweight Sasha Lamour put on an excellent display of boxing for two rounds and then stopped Daren Fantozzi of Lewiston in the third round in a club show in Sommersworth, NH. 

 

In another club show in Andover, Mass, PBC light welterweight Casey Kramlich lost a close unanimous decision to CJ Candelario of Haverhill, MA in a back and forth battle that could have gone either way.  PBC open class middleweight Jeremy Witham also dropped a close decision to Deshane Doyle of South Boston.  Witham pursued Doyle throughout the bout in what appeared to be a workmanlike win.  However, the judges saw it the other way.  PBC novice featherweight Juan Lopez looked impressive with a clear-cut unanimous decision over Luke Imannucci of Haverhill, MA in a battle that was also voted the best bout of the night.

 

PBC open class middleweight Russell Lamour, boxing in the World Series of Boxing, lost to Kanat Slam of Kazakhstan.  Lamour's team, the LA Matadors, lost four out of five in Astana, Kazakhstan.  The Matadors must now win all five bouts when the two teams return to LA to stay alive in the World Series of Boxing.

 

 

Lamour Wins in Miami

  

Portland Boxing Club middleweight Russell Lamour, proved that his first win over the highly regarded 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist was no fluke.  Lamour, who is participating in the World Series of Boxing for the Los Angeles Matadors, again convincingly beat John Joe Joyce of Kildare Ireland, now fighting for the Miami Gallos.  Lamour's win (4-1 in World Series Competition) comes in Joyce's team home base of Miami.  Lamour's team, now in first place, will represent the United States in the World Series of Boxing.  The Matadors will compete against boxing teams from Europe, Mexico and Asia.

 

 

Leddy Loses in Box-off in Colorado

 

Portland Boxing Club lightweight Liz Leddy lost to 10-time National Champion Carrie Berry of Fort Carson, Colorado in her bid to represent the United States in the Pan American Games.  Leddy lost a hard fought unanimous decision in a box-off of elite USA boxers in the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

 

 

Portland Boxer Lamour 3-1 in World Series of Boxing

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour Jr., boxing for the Los Angeles Matadors in the World Series of Boxing lost a close unanimous decision to Terrell Gausha of Cleveland, Ohio.  Lamour was in control in the first and second round over Gausha, a former US National Middleweight Champion representing the Memphis Force.  Lamour allowed his opponent back in the fight in the third and fourth rounds that were hard to call, but enough to convince the judges to award the decision to Gausha.  Lamour suffered his first loss in the World Series of Boxing (now 3-1). 

 

 

PBC Newcomers Win Junior Tournament

Portland Boxing Club welterweight, Joe Fitzpatrick, of Falmouth, made his amateur debut with a unanimous convincing decision over Bret Silva of New Bedford, Mass.  Fitzpatrick landed powerful shots throughout the bout, scoring two standing eight counts and winning the New England Silver Mitts Novice Welterweight Championship (14-15 year old age division).

 

PBC teammate, Christian Castaneda, of Portland, showed nice boxing skills overwhelming his shorter but more experienced opponent, Robert Greenwood of Springfield, VT.  Castaneda scored three standing eight counts before the referee stopped the contest in the third round, giving Castaneda the New England Silver Mitts Novice Bantamweight title (14-15 year old age division).

 

 

New England Golden Gloves Final Results (Portland Boxing Club)

 

Three PBC boxers lost close decisions in the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.

 

In the novice class featherweight division, John Lopez (Westbrook) dropped a close but unanimous decision to Ethen Nevzadi (Lynn, Mass).  Nevzadi was named outstanding novice boxer of the tournament.

 

In the open class, middleweight Jason Quirk (Scarborough) lost a split decision to Derrick Couture (Lawrence, Mass).

 

In the light welterweight division, defending champion Casey Kramlich (Auburn, Maine) lost a close but unanimous decision to Tevin Alieu (Fall River, Mass).

 

The only PBC boxer who will advance is defending New England Featherweight Champion Liz Leddy (Portland) who dominated Roberta Pappas of Haverill, Mass, gaining a berth in the Womens' National Golden Gloves Championships in July.

 

 

 

 

Portland Boxer Advances to US Championships

 

Portland Boxing Club featherweight, Liz Leddy, won a unanimous decision (5-0) over Carmel Chandier of New York City in the Region One Championships (NY, NJ, NE) at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York.  Leddy advances to the U.S. National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado in June.  This year's winners of the U.S. Nationals will qualify for the Olympic Trials - allowing women for the first time in Olympic history.

 

 

 Northern New England Golden Gloves Final Results

Burlington, Vermont

 

John Lopez of the Portland Boxing Club scored a unanimous decision over Nick Anderson of St. Albans VT to win the Northern New England Golden Gloves novice featherweight championship.  Lopez looked sharp throughout, scoring with a variety of blows and breezing to an easy win.

 

Novice welterweight Jason Richter of the Portland Boxing Club lost by unanimous decision to Josh Price of Searsport, Maine.  Richter was the aggressor throughout the match, but Price was able to move and out box his less experienced opponent.

 

Novice Middleweight Sasha Lamour of the Portland Boxing Club scored a unanimous decision over Henry Poitras of Claremont, NH in a match marred by holding and head butting by the awkward Poitras.

 

In the open class, Portland Boxing Club's light welterweight Casey Kramlich of Auburn won a unanimous decision over Brandon Berry of Skowhegan, Maine.  Kramlich outscored his game opponent with relentless combinations to pick up his second open class Golden Gloves championship.

 

Portland Boxing Club's middleweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough, won a 4-1 decision over Mike Riendeau of Burlington, VT, picking up his first open class Golden Gloves championship.  Throughout the match, Quirk landed the heavier punches on his ever pressing opponent.

 

Open class featherweight Liz Leddy, also of the Portland Boxing Club, won by walk over.

 

Winners of this tournament advance to Lowell, Mass, for the New England Championships.  Open class winners there will then advance to Indianapolis for the National Championships in April.

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Novices Go 3 for 3 at Golden Gloves

 

PBC Novice Featherweight John Lopez (5 - 0) scored a second round TKO over Richard Wetherell of St. Albans, Vt. in the Quarter-finals of the 2011 Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships in Burlington, Vt.

PBC teammates Welterweight Jayson Richter and Middleweight Sasha Lamour making their amatuer debuts also scored victories. Richter scored a

Third round TKO over Ryan Cusack of Burlington VT and Lamour won a unanimous decision over Mathew Cedergreen of Lewiston.

 

The Championships continue in the open and novice classes Jan 29 and Feb 5 with the winners advancing to the New England Championships in Lowell, Massachusetts.

 

Portland Boxing Club Coach Named as

Executive Director for Golden Gloves New England

 

Portland native Bobby Russo (Head Coach and President of the Portland Boxing Club) has been named to succeed the late Bill Hoar as Director of Golden Gloves New England and as a delegate to the National Golden Gloves.  Hoar, Executive Director of the New England Golden Gloves since 1986 died in March of this year, soon after he was voted into the National Golden Gloves Hall of Fame.  Russo was unanimously appointed as Hoar's replacement by the Lowell Sun Charities Board of Directors who stated "Replacing a dedicated person like Bill Hoar was extremely difficult. We were lucky to find a person like Bobby Russo who has been involved in boxing in New England for decades and has strong ties to both the Golden Gloves and USA Boxing."

 

 

Lamour Scores Big Upset

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight Russell Lamour, now participating in the World Series of Boxing scored the biggest win of his career with a unanimous decision win over 2008 Olympic bronze medalist John Joe Joyce of Kildare, Ireland.  Lamour pressured Joyce throughout the five rounds before a sell-out crowd in the Nokia Arena in Los Angeles, winning every round on two of the three judges' scorecards.  Lamour is now 3-0 in the World Series of Boxing and is now the No. 1 rated middleweight on the continent by the WSB.

 

 

Lamour Wins Again

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour, scored his second consecutive victory in the World Series of Boxing being held in Los Angeles.  Lamour, a member of the LA Madators, looked impressive opening up a bad cut on Chris Jones of Dallas in the first round with a stunning right hand.  That did not deter his very game opponent who continued to press the action, turning the bout into a slug fest.  Lamour proved to be the sharper puncher as well as the superior boxer, winning a unanimous decision.

 

 

Portland Boxer Wins First Bout in World Series of Boxing

 

Portland Boxing Club's middleweight, Russell Lamour, won a unanimous decision over Armando Espenoza of Mexico City in his first bout as a team member of the Los Angeles Matadors. Lamour showed excellent boxing skills by clearly outpointing the aggressive Espenoza winning by unanimous decision.

 

Lamour was selected to participate in a new concept of amateur boxing known as the World Series of Boxing.  The World Series of Boxing is a league style of boxing which consists of elite boxers from all over the world who will compete both individually and as a team.  Lamour had been drafted by the Los Angeles team.  Boxers are paid a base salary, bonuses per bout and living expenses while keeping their amateur status, as approved by AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) and by USA Boxing and be able to qualify for the Olympics.  The boxers are competing without headgear and with smaller gloves in five 3-minute round bouts.  They are judged on a 10 point pro scoring system.   The season runs from November to May.

 

 

New England Championship Finals Results

 

Nationally ranked open class featherweight Liz Leddy from the Portland Boxing Club clearly outscored Roberta Pappas of Haverhill, Mass with a 5-0 unanimous decision.  Leddy picked up her 5th New England Championship over her very game opponent.  PBC teammate subnovice lightweight John Lopez also won a 5-0 unanimous decision over Luke Iannucci of Haverhill, Mass.  Lopez's better boxing skills made the difference over the ever-charging Iannucci.  Two other PBC boxers dropped unanimous decisions (5-0): women's novice lightweight Lindsay Kyajohnian lost to Amanda Pavone of Burlington, Mass and junior subnovice lightweight Christian Castaneda lost to William Whitley of Springfield, Mass.

 

Other results:

Novice heavyweight division: James Strong of Holyoke, Mass won by a 3-2 split decision over Joel Bishop of Stockton Springs, Maine.

Open featherweight division: James Perella of Mansfield, Mass won a 4-1 decision over Randy Marines of Springfield, Mass.

Open lightweight division: Toka Kahn-Clary of Providence, RI won a 4-1 decision over Rashidi Ellis of Lynn, Mass.

Open class light welterweight division: Zack Ramsey of Hartford, CT won a 4-1 decision over Tommy Duquette of Waltham, Mass.

Open class lightweight division: Jon Smith of Cranston, RI won a 3-2 split decision over Nick DeLomba of Cranston, RI.

Open class middleweight division: Gerald Schifone of Brockton, Mass won a 4-1 decision over Mike Rodriguez of Springfield, Mass.

 

Walk over winners (opponents unable to compete due to illness or injury):

Junior division welterweight:  Michael Briggs of Worcester, Mass

Novice division welterweight:  Derick Whitley of Holyoke, Mass

Open class division lightweight:  Shawn Bettencourt, Brockton, Mass

Open class super heavyweight:  Julian Pollard, Brockton, Mass

 

Outstanding boxers of the tournament

In the novice class Amanda Pavone and in the open class Zack Ramsey

 

2 PBC Boxers Eliminated at USA Boxing New England Semi-Finals

 

PBC open class light welterweight, Casey Kramlich, of Auburn, lost a close (5-0) unanimous decision to Zack Ramsey of Hartford, CT.  Kramlich kept it close with his ever show-boating opponent, losing a bout that could have gone either way.  PBC open class welterweight, Jason Quirk, of Scarborough, also lost a 5-0 unanimous decision to left-handed John Smith of Cranston, RI.PBC novice lightweight, Juan Lopez of Westbrook, won a 5-0 unanimous decision over James Gracia of Haverhill, MA, advancing to the Championship Finals on November 27 at the Stevens Avenue Armory. 

 

Juan will join PBC teammates open class lightweight Liz Leddy (Nationally rated #2 in the U.S.), novice lightweight Lindsay Kyajohnian, and junior division lightweight Christian Castonada.  A sell out crowd is expected at the Finals with former world heavyweight champion James "Buster" Douglas making an appearance and signing autographs. Advance tickets (reserved and general admission to the finals can be purchased at Bruno's restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  For more information, please visit www.portlandboxingclub.org or call 761-0975.

 

Other Results from the Semi Finals:

Novice lightweight Amanda Pavone of Burlington, MA, won a 5-0 decision over Kathy Ureneck of Lewiston.

Open class lightweight Roberta Pappas of Haverhill, MA won a 3-2 decision over Melanie Costa of Taunton, MA.

Open class featherweight James Perella of Mansfield, MA won a 5-0 decision over Jonathan Perez of Lowell, MA.

Open class welterweight Nick Delumba of Cranston, RI won a 5-0 decision over Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT.

Open class welterweight Frankie Tejada of Somerville, MA won a first round knock out over Mattie O'Donnell of Dorchester, MA.

Open class middleweight Mike Rodriquez of Springfield, MA won a 4-1 decision over Giovanni Monroy of Lawrence, MA.

Open class light welterweight Tommy Duquette of Waltham, MA won a 5-0 decision over Brandon Berry of West Forks, ME

Open class super heavyweight Julian Pollard of Brockton, MA won a 4-1 decision over Owen Minor of Worchester, MA.

 

USA Boxing New England Championships

 

Portland Boxing Club welterweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough advanced to the next round of the New England Championships Saturday night with a 5-0 unanimous decision over Neil Sullivan of Worchester, MA.  PBC teammate light welterweight Casey Kramlich of Auburn also advanced with a 5-0 unanimous decision over Scott Sullivan of New Bedford, MA.  PBC middleweight Jeremy Witham lost a 5-0 unanimous decision to Gerald Shifone of Brockton, MA.  Quirk and Kramlich will join nationally ranked teammates middle Russell Lamour and featherweight Liz Leddy in the semifinals Saturday November 13.  Also appearing from the PBC will be novice lightweight Lindsay Kyajohnian and newcomers sub-novice lightweight John Lopez and subnovice featherweight Christian Castenada.

 

Winners advance to the Championship Finals at the Stevens Avenue Armory on November 27.  Special guest at the Finals will be former world heavyweight champion James "Buster" Douglas.  Advanced tickets are on sale at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  For more information, please call 761-0975 or visit www.portlandboxingclub.org.

 

Other results from the Quarterfinals:

Open class light welterweight Zack Ramsey of Hartford CT won a 5-0 decision over Anthony Viera of Onset, MA.

Subnovice heavyweight Carlos DeBarro of Boston won by third round TKO over Mike Long of Chicopee, MA.

Open class welterweight Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT won by third round TKO over Rollin Whitley of Springfield, MA.

Open class welterweight Frankie Tejada of Summerville, MA won a 5-0 decision over Ray Oliveras of New Bedford, MA.

Open class welterweight Nick Delumba of Cranston, RI won a 5-0 decision over Joe Farina of South Boston.

Novice class light heavyweight Billy Bradbury from Brighton, MA won a second round TKO over David Lagor of Concord, NH.

Open class heavyweight Bryan Daniels of Worchester, MA won a 5-0 decision over Jean Pierre Augustine of Lawrence, MA.

Open class heavyweight Chris Aiello of Dartmouth, MA won a 4-1 decision over Kevin Cobbs of Burlington, VT.

 

 

Portland Boxer Picks UP Silver Medal at Nationals

Portland Boxing Club featherweight Liz Leddy picked up her 4th Silver medal in National competition at the 2010 National PAL Championships held in San Antonio, Texas.  Leddy defeated Angela Loera of San Antonio (28-4 computer scoring) and continued on to stop Alecia DeFrank of Port Richey, Florida by TKO in the third round of the semi-finals.  Leddy lost in the Finals to LaTonya King of Detroit, Michigan (11-5), a six-time National champion.

 

Portland Boxing Club teammate middleweight Russell Lamour defeated Joseph Merrill of Jacksonville, Florida (9-1), but lost a tough one to Kenneth McNeil of Birmingham, Alabama (4-3).

 

 

2010 PBC ANNUAL RED SOX- YANKEES RAFFLE WINNERS

 

 GRAND PRIZE SOX- YANKEES WEEKEND --   BILL BONNVIE

 BRUNO'S GIFT CERT --                                    ANNETT COTE

 PORTLAND RED CLAWS TICKETS------------------ SAM SERRAPPA

 BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS---------------------------- MIKE McDONOUGH

 JOE'S BOATHOUSE GIFT CERT---------------------- JEANNE WHYNOT VICKERS

 PORTLAND SEA DOGS TICKETS--------------------- DENNIS ROSS

 BOSTON BRUINS TICKETS------------------------------ CELESTE ESPOSITO

 RED SOX YANKEES(2) TICKETS---------------------- DAVE GREENWOOD

 NE PATRIOTS TICKETS------------------------------------ ROGER KNIGHT

 PORTLAND PIRATES TICKETS------------------------- MICHELLE MURPHY

 

 

Three PBC Boxers Win in Skowhegan Club Show

 

Portland Boxing Club open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich picked up a good win by clearly outscoring veteran Willy Carville of Lewiston by unanimous decision.  Kramlich looked much quicker, scoring with combinations on the always competitive and more experienced Carville.

 

PBC teammate featherweight John Lopez got his second win in as many bouts.  Lopez also got his second KO, stopping Zach Constantey of Waterville, Maine in the second round.

 

PBC newcomer, junior class featherweight Christian Castaneda, made his amateur debut a winning one by easily out-boxing the aggressive Markel Cinton of Holyoke, Mass.  Castaneda showed good boxing skills and technique in his first bout ever before a good crowd at the Skowhegan District High School on Saturday night.

 

PBC Boxers Come Up Short At Nationals

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour (rated No. 3 by USA Boxing) started off his bid to win a US National Championship with a close win over Rishad Brown of Philadelphia, PA.  Lamour did not look 100% in the bout, but still had enough to score 2 standing eight counts on route to a close 12-10 decision (computer scoring).  In his next bout, Lamour still had    trouble putting things together losing a 12-6 decision to the left handed Daquan Arnett of Orlando, FL.

 

Teammate featherweight Liz Leddy (ranked No. 2 by USA Boxing) also came up short losing a 13-6 decision to New Yorker Jodi Ann Weller (ranked No. 3).  Leddy had scored a decision win over Weller last year.  This time was different with Weller constantly moving and not allowing Leddy to trap her against the ropes (as was the case in the bout last year).  Leddy comes home with the silver medal - her third silver in National competition.

 

Portland Boxing Club News

 

Two Portland Boxing Club boxers will head to the Olymplic Training Center in Colorado Springs CO this week, July 11-18, for the USA Boxing National Championsips.  Female featherweight Liz Leddy who qualified  last month winning the Region One Championship in Lake Placid, NY (including NY, NJ, New England) is the No. 2 rated featherweight in the United States.  Teammate middleweight Russell Lamour, who is rated the No. 3 Middleweight in the US, gained his shot at the National title with an at-large berth.  Lamour, who could not qualify becuase of an ankle injury, was granted at at-large spot due to his No. 3 ranking by USA Boxing.

 

 

The Portland Boxing Club has been awarded this year's bid to host the 2010-2011 USA Boxing New England Championships for the third year in a row.  The quarter and semi-finals will be held at the Portland Boxing Club on November 6 and 13; the championship finals will be held at the Stevens Avenue Armory on November 27.  This year's special guest - appearing at the Finals - will be former undisputed World Heavyweight Champion James "Buster" Douglas.   Douglas pulled off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history with his 10th round KO win over the seemingly unbeatable defending heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (37-0) in Japan in 1990.

 

 

 

Leddy Upset at National Golden Gloves Tournament

 

Portland Boxing Club featherweight Liz Leddy turned in an uncharacteristic flat performance at the Women's National Golden Gloves Championships held in Hollywood, Florida and dropped a 4-1 decision to Angel Hamby of Orlando, Florida.  Leddy, the No. 2 ranked female featherweight in the United States, looked to be the favorite to win this year's National Golden Gloves Title in the featherweight division, but lost to Hamby, the eventual tournament winner.  Leddy has also already qualified for another shot at a National title at the U.S. National Championships in Colorado Springs, CO, beginning July 11.

 

 

Leddy Wins in Lake Placid, NY

 

Portland Boxing Club featherweight, Liz Leddy, defeated Chala Yancy of New York City by a 23-8 decision (computer scoring) for the Region One Championship, qualifying her for the U.S. National Championships in Colorado Springs in July.  Leddy, the No. 2 ranked female featherweight in the United States, has already qualified for the Women's National Golden Gloves Championships in Hollywood, FL, to be held June 15-18.  If Leddy can win a national championship, she would join PBC teammates Lisa Kuronya (welterweight) and Jorge Abiague (flyweight) and would become only the third person in Maine history to ever win an open class national boxing championship.

 

 

Liz Leddy Wins Again

 

Portland Boxing Club featherweight Liz Leddy put too much pressure on Connecticut featherweight champion Nepheteria Miller of Hartford, winning a unanimous decision in a box off of New England champions vs. Connecticut State Champions.  Leddy, the No. 2 rated featherweight in the U.S. will now advance to the Lake Placid, NY Olympic Training Center to face New York and New Jersey for the Region I Championship on Memorial Day weekend.  Region 1 champions will advance to the U.S. Championships in Colorado Springs, CO in July.  Leddy has already qualified for the Women's National Golden Gloves to be held in Florida in June.

 

Men's 2010 National Golden Gloves Championship

 

PBC light welterweight Casey Kramlich of Windham, lost a close decision to Mohammad Adam of Detroit, Michigan at the 2010 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions held in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Kramlich, representing Team New England in the 141 lb division, put on a gritty performance in his first National level bout, but lost a 4-1 decision to Adam who went on to win the silver medal.

 

 

LeHoullier Loses In Bid for Title

 

Portland Boxing Club pro light middleweight, Jason LeHoullier, lost in his third try at a North American championship - this time against Carson Jones of Oklahoma City, OK, losing by TKO in the tenth and final round.  LeHoullier gave a good account of himself by roaring back many times against the sharp punching Jones, but fell short when referee Steve Smoger called a halt in the tenth round.  LeHoullier (21-3-1) was caught on the ropes and bleeding from a bad 18 stitch cut when the bout was stopped.  Legendary Sugar Ray Leonard and Ruben "Hurricane" Carter were special guests at the fight which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tulsa, OK, Friday night.

 

 

PBC Boxers Go 3 for 3 in Bingham, Maine

 

Portland Boxing Club open class welterweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough scored his third straight win since returning from Coast Guard training, with a clear cut unanimous decision over Ricky Ford of Claremont, NH.

 

Teammates novice lightweight Lindsay Kyajohnian avenged an earlier loss at the Regional Golden Gloves with a dominating runaway win over Britney Daniels of Springfield, VT.  And PBC newcomer, lightweight Juan Lopez, made his debut a quick one stopping Nick Gardner of Waterville, Maine in the first round in front of a packed house at the Valley High School Auditorium Saturday night.

 

 

PBC BOXERS POST 2 WINS IN ANDOVER

 

PBC welterweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough scored his second win since returning from Coast Guard training with a close decision over Regional Golden Gloves champion John Xifaris of Lowell, MA.  Quirk showed good defense by blocking out most of Xifaris' scoring blows, waiting for his own openings and scoring enough to outpoint his aggressive opponent by split decision.

 

PBC teammate featherweight Liz Leddy of Portland overwhelmed Roberta Rodrigues of Haverhill, MA with her usual relentless assault, winning a unanimous decision over a game but outclassed opponent. The bouts took place at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover, MA.

 

 

Scarborough Boxer Back After Lay-Off

 

 

Portland Boxing Club welterweight Jason Quirk of Scarborough made a strong showing after a two year lay-off.  Quirk, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard now stationed in Portsmouth, NH, is back training hard at the PBC.  He showed promise in the novice class and was just getting into the open class competition before he enlisted in the Coast Guard two years ago.  Quirk looked like the much stronger boxer in his comeback bout against Sal Puglares of East Hartford, CT, getting off to a fast start with strong hooks to the head and body before settling down and coasting to a unanimous decision win over the very tough Connecticut native.

 

In other PBC bouts that night at the Log Cabin Function Hall in Holyoke, MA, teammates welterweight Jeremy Witham of Portland lost a close hard fought battle - selected as the fight of the night - to local Rollin Whitley of Holyoke, MA.  PBC newcomer Egor Byesyedin of Kittery lost a unanimous decision to Jose Torres of Springfield, MA

 

Two Portland Boxers Qualify for Nationals

 

Portland Boxing Club featherweight Liz Leddy won her fourth New England Championship and again qualified for the National Golden Gloves Championship for women in Hollywood, Florida in July.  Leddy won a runaway unanimous decision over game - but outgunned - Melanie Costa of Fall River, MA applying intense pressure and working up to an overwhelming lead, scoring two eight counts along the way in the tournament held last night in Lowell, MA.

 

PBC teammate light welterweight Casey Kramlich lost a unanimous decision to Gabriel DeLuc of Dorchester, MA.  Kramlich will still advance to the Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas in May because DeLuc is not a naturalized citizen and cannot compete in a national tournament.

 

Bad Break for Lamour at New England Golden Gloves

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight Russell Lamour rolled his ankle as he was throwing a punch and he could not continue in the first round of his bout with Ron Ellis of Lynn, Massachusetts in the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.  Lamour, the defending New England Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion and ranked No. 3 in the U.S., is now out of any national competition this year.

 

Portland Boxing Club teammates Casey Kramlich won a unanimous decision over Ryan Paris of Hartford, CT in the light welterweight division and lightweight Liz Leddy won a unanimous decision over Denise Gonzalas of Clinton, MA.

 

Winners advance to the New England Championship Finals tonight; those winners then advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Little Rock, Arkansas the week of May 2-8.

 

Regional Golden Gloves Championships-Burlington, VT

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour, started fast and overwhelmed Kenton Farr of St. Albans, VT, stopping his outclassed opponent with a devastating body shot late in the first round.  Lamour, the defending 4-time Regional Golden Gloves champion, advances to the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions on February 16-17 in Lowell, Mass.  Winners there represent New England at the National Golden Gloves Championships in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 2-8, 2010.

 

Also advancing to Lowell are PBC teammates and defending champions Liz Leddy who won a clear cut unanimous decision over Stephanie Steeves of Windsor, VT in the womenĄŻs open class featherweight division.  Open class light welterweight, Casey Kramlich won by walk-over when his opponent pulled out due to injury.

 

In other action involving PBC boxers, open class welterweight Jeremy Witham (PBC) lost a unanimous decision in a hard-fought battle with defending champion Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT.  In the womenĄŻs novice class lightweight division, Lindsay Kyajohnian (PBC) lost a close but unanimous decision to Brittney Daniels of Springfield, VT in a back and forth battle right down to the final bell.

 

Portland Boxing Club head coach, Bobby Russo, received the Jim Sheridan Regional Golden Gloves Coach of the Year award. 

 

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Advances in Regional Golden Gloves

 

PBC open class welterweight, Jeremy Witham, joins four other PBC teammates in the Regional Golden Gloves Finals.  Witham applied steady pressure in a hard-fought battle with Ricky Ford of Claremont, NH, scoring a unanimous decision win.  Witham will box next Saturday night in Burlington VT for the regional championship title, along with defending open class champions middleweight Russell Lamour, light welterweight Casey Kramlich, and lightweight Liz Leddy.  Novice lightweight Lindsay Kyajohnian rounds out the five boxers representing the Portland Boxing Club. 

 

The winners of the finals advance to Lowell, MA, for the New England Golden Gloves Championship.  The winners in Lowell will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Little Rock, Arkansas in May.

 

 

 

Portland Middleweight Upset at New Englands

 

Nationally ranked Portland Boxing Club open class middleweight Russell Lamour lost a split decision to Tom Falwo of Providence, RI in the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals at the Stevens Avenue Armory in front of a packed house Saturday night. Lamour, ranked No. 3 in the US and a member of the Elite USA Boxing Team and the defending 3-time New England Champion, looked sharp throughout but Falwo had a steady work rate, making it very close and convincing 3 of the 5 judges to give Falwo the split decision win.

 

In another upset, PBC open class light welterweight Casey Kramlich of Gray surprised nationally ranked and defending New England champion, Tommy Duquette of Waltham, Mass., winning a unanimous decision and the Outstanding Boxer of the tournament.

 

In another closely contested bout, Josh McAuliffe of Bangor won a split decision over defending champ Keith Derrig (PBC) of Portland, Maine in the light heavyweight division, open class.  In other open class action, welterweight Jimmy Smith (PBC) of Portland defended his title with a unanimous decision win over Nick Delumba of Cranston, RI.  Lightweight Liz Leddy (PBC) of Portland defended her title with a unanimous decision over Stephanie Steeves of Windsor, VT. 

 

Other winners (open class):

Toka Kahn, Providence, RI won a 5-0 decision over Dan Powers of St. Albans, VT in the featherweight division.

Augustine Maurus of Lawrence, Mass won a 5-0 decision over Shane Lefebvre Burlington, VT in the lightweight division.

In the novice class George Yawo of Pawtuckett, RI won a unanimous decision over Joel Demers of Pembroke, NH in the light welterweight division.

 

In the subnovice division:

Dalton McGovern of Skowhegan, Maine won a unanimous decision over Paul Balestier of Springfield, Mass. (JR) light welterweight division.

Ranse Andino of Clinton, Mass won a unanimous decision over Jonathan Carrasco of Holyoke, Mass in the featherweight division.

Lindsay Kyajohnian of Auburn, Maine (PBC) won a unanimous decision over Britney Daniels of Springfield, VT in the lightweight division.

Scott Sullivan of New Bedford, Mass won a unanimous decision over Briam Granado, also of New Bedford, in the light welterweight division.

Ray Oliveira of New Bedford won a unanimous decision over John Haley of Burlington, VT in the welterweight division.

Joel Bishop of Bingham, Maine won a unanimous decision over Owen Kiernan of South Boston in the Heavyweight division.

Owen Minor of Worcester, Mass won a unanimous decision over Zack Cutler (PBC) of Cape Elizabeth, Maine in the super heavyweight division.

 

 

USA Boxing New England Championship Semi-Finals

 

Two more PBC boxers have advanced to the New England Championship Finals.  Sub-novice lightweight Lindsay Kyajohnian defeated Brooke Devereaux of Oakland, Maine by decision.  Open class light heavyweight, Keith Derrig, defeated Max Adams of South Boston by decision.  Kyajohnian and Derrig will join PBC teammates super heavyweight Zack Cutler, middleweight Russell Lamour, welterweight Jimmy Smith, light welterweight Casey Kramlich, and featherweight Liz Leddy in the Championship Finals to be held November 28 at the Stevens Avenue Armory in Portland.

 

Other results:

Novice (141 lbs) Joel Demers of Manchester, NH defeated Joel Alacon of New Bedford, Mass by decision.

 

Sub-novice (141 lbs) Briam Granado of New Bedford, Mass stopped Marlber Cruz of Lawrence, Mass in the first round.

 

Sub-novice (152 lbs) Ray Oliveira of New Bedford, Mass defeated Joseph Elisio of Tauton, Mass by decision.

 

Open class (132 lbs) Agustine Mauras of Lawrence, Mass defeated Roger Cawvey of Springfield, VT by decision.

 

Sub-novice (178 lbs) Bryce Scothrow of Hingham, Mass defeated Brendan Cronin of Quincy, Mass by decision.

 

Open class (141 lbs) Tom Duquette of Waltham, Mass, defeated Dominic Whitley of Holyoke, Mass by decision.

 

Sub-novice (201- lbs) Joel Bishop of Bingham, Maine stopped Thomas Spafford of Holyoke, Mass in the third round.

 

 

USA Boxing New England Championship Quarterfinals

 

The lack of Portland boxers did not dampen the spirit of the fans who filled the Portland Boxing Club for the quarterfinal round of the USA Boxing New England Championships. The quarterfinals are typically filled with novice and sub novice competitors, but that does not mean that the action will be slow.  The show opened with a junior novice lightweight bout featuring Dalton McGovern of Skowhegan, Maine against Paul Balestier of New Bedford, Mass. The bout set the tone of the evening in a back and forth battle of non-stop action with McGovern winning by close decision.

 

PBC novice super heavyweight, Zach Cutler, made his Portland debut a quick one by stopping David Kocvocik of Holyoke, Mass at 1:58 of the first round.

 

In other action:

 

Ranse Andino of Clinton, Mass won by decision over Silver Luna of New Bedford, Mass

Efren Nunez of New Bedford, Mass stopped Matt Superno of Worcester, Mass in 1st round

Ambler Cruz of Lawrence, Mass won by decision over Danny Mott of Burlington, VT

Scott Sullivan of New Bedford, Mass by decision over Andrew Carmichael of Windsor, VT

Nick Delumba of Cranston, RI won by split decision over Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT

John Haley of So. Burlington, VT won by split decision over Josh Price of Smithfield, ME

Ray Olivera of New Bedford, MA stopped Emanuel Figueroa of Clinton, MA in 2nd round

Mike Rodriquez of Springfield, MA won by decision over Devin DeCinto of Springfield, VT

Owen Minor of Worcester, MA stopped Skylar Lee of Concord NH in the first round.

 

Semi-final action continues this Saturday, November 14 at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland with more open class boxers featuring PBC light heavyweight Keith Derrig, middleweight Russell Lamour, welterweight Jimmy Smith, light welterweight Casey Kramlich, and featherweight Liz Leddy.

 

 

Cooney to Appear at New England Championship Finals

 

Former top contender for the world heavyweight championship, "Gentleman Gerry Cooney" will make an appearance at the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals on November 28 at the Stevens Avenue Armory in Portland.

 

The super popular heavyweight blasted his way to the top of the heavyweight division with devastating KO wins over top contenders Ron Lyle and Jimmy Young in 1980. A year later Cooney demolished Ken Norton in 54 seconds of the first round earning a shot at the heavyweight championship held by Larry Holmes.  The promotion of the fight took on racial overtones with Cooney dubbed as the "Great White Hope"  -  drawing world wide attention and telecast in 150 countries.  The match became the richest bout in the history of the sport at that time, with Cooney earning ten million dollars as the challenger.  Cooney lost the fight by a 13th round TKO.  After a lay off, Cooney fought four more times, losing to Michael Spinks and George Foreman, before retiring for good with a 28-3 record (24 by knock-out).

 

Cooney will be available to sign autographs beginning at 6 pm the night of the show.  For more information on the event, call the Portland Boxing Club at 761-0975 or visit www.portlandboxingclub.org.

 

Leddy Grabs Another Medal

 

Portland Boxing Club featherweight Liz Leddy, fresh off a bronze medal win at the Pan American Games in Ecuador, stayed busy entering the National PAL Championships in San Antonio, Texas.  Leddy got a bye in the quarterfinals and then scored a second round TKO over hometown favorite Lisa Daniels of San Antonio.  Leddy, the No. 2 ranked featherweight female boxer (USA), then boxed the No. 1 ranked Melissa Roberts of Camp Lejeune, NC, losing a unanimous decision.  Leddy finished second, winning the Silver medal.

 

Portland Boxer Gets Bronze at Pan Am Games

 

Portland Boxing Club featherweight, Liz Leddy, did well in her first international competition winning a bronze medal in the 2009 Pan Am Games held in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Leddy, the No. 2 ranked featherweight in the US, made it to the medal round with a victory over Vivian Lodono of Columbia, but then lost a decision to Ashli Lozada of Puerto Rico.  Leddy made it a tough fight throughout with constant pressure and scored a standing eight-count in the final round.

 

Later this month, PBC teammate Russell Lamour (middleweight) will represent the United States in an international duel against Team England in Des Moines, Iowa on October 30.

 

Two Portland Boxers Will Represent USA

 

Two Portland Boxing Club boxers have been selected to represent the United States in international competition.

 

Middleweight Russell Lamour (165 lbs), rated No. 3 in the country by USA Boxing, will be the middleweight representative against Team England when the two teams clash October 30 in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Featherweight Liz Leddy (125 lbs), rate No. 2 in the country, will represent the United States on the women's boxing team at the Pan American Games to be held in Ecuador on October 3-8, 2009.

 

 

LeHoullier Stopped by Chavez in Mexico

 

Portland Boxing Club's Jason LeHoullier (21-2-1) didn't get a chance to test the undefeated Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. (40-0-1), getting caught with a picture-perfect left hook in the first round of their scheduled 10 round bout Saturday night in Tepic, Nayant, Mexico.

 

LeHoullier started out strong with good head movement and snapping jabs pursuing the taller Chavez throughout most of the first round and catching Chavez with a couple of sharp right hands.  With 20 seconds left in the first round, LeHoullier caught Chavez with a right hand and was following with a left hook when Chavez also countered with a left hook dropping LeHoullier for the first time in his pro career.  LeHoullier beat the count and Chavez pounced with a flurry of punches with LeHoullier trying to fight back as he was forced to the ropes.  Chavez continued the assault with LeHoullier blocking most of the punches, but the referee stopped the action with 13 seconds remaining in the round.

 

 

PBC Annual Red Sox vs. Yankees Weekend Raffle

 

 

The Portland Boxing Club would like to thank everyone who bought or helped sell raffle tickets to this annual fund raising event.   The list of winners:

 

Grand Prize:  Red Sox v. Yankees Weekend                     Lisa Conner

 

Consolation Prizes & Winners:

Bruno's Gift Certificate                                                       Mark Carney

4 Movie Passes                                                                       Paul Scioli

GR DiMillo's Gift Certificate                                              Tim Sackman

4 Sea Dogs Tickets                                                                Lisa Pisano

Market Street Eats Gift Certificate                                     Pauline Rodriguez

PBC Sweatshirt                                                                     Roy St. Clair

PBC T-Shirt & Hat                                                               Bruce Charles

2 Red Sox Tickets (date TBA)                                             Rob Fernald

2 NE Patriots Tickets (date TBA)                                        Craig Smith

2 Boston Celtics Tickets (date TBA)                                    Melissa Littlefield

2 Boston Bruins Tickets (date TBA)                                   Joan Gaiti

4 Ringside Tickets NE Championship Finals                     Elliot Cutler

 

 

 

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Chavez vs. LeHoullier Bout Rescheduled

 

The 10-round middleweight fight between Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. (38-0-1) and Portland Boxing Club's Jason LeHoullier (21-1-1) has been rescheduled for September 12 and will be televised on Pay Per View from Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  The bout was originally scheduled for July 25 but was cancelled due to a rib injury suffered by Chavez.

 

Chavz vs. LeHoullier Bout Cancelled

 

Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. (38-0-1) suffered a rib injury and is out of his 10-round middleweight bout with Portland Boxing Club's Jason LeHoullier (21-1-1).  The bout, scheduled for July 25, was the main event to be televised on Pay Per View from Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  This cancellation for LeHoullier is the latest in a run of cancellations and postponements all in the past year or so.  His North American light middleweight title fight with Harry Joe Yorgey was cancelled twice, followed by world champion Vernon Forrest canceling - also due to a rib injury - back in March.  Top Rank Promotions announced that the bout will be rescheduled as soon as possible. 

 

2009 Women's National Golden Gloves

 

Portland Boxing Club's welterweight Lisa Kuronya, the defending National Golden Gloves Welterweight champion and former 5-time National champion overall, lost a 3-2 split decision to Andrecia Wasson of Indianapolis, IN ending her bid for a 6th National title.  Kuronya, who was formerly the captain of the U.S. Women's Boxing Team, will now retire from competition and become an assistant coach at the Portland Boxing Club.

 

PBC featherweight Liz Leddy, with her usual non-stop punching style, stopped Alexandria Stein of Kansas City, Kansas in the semi-finals, setting up her re-match with National Featherweight Champion Melissa Roberts of Camp Lejeune, NC in the Championship Final.  Leddy set a withering pace, taking it to the champion right from the opening bell and continuing throughout the four rounds, finishing stronger than Roberts but dropping a debatable 4-1 decision and winning the Silver medal for the second time.  The Leddy-Roberts bout was voted the best bout of the tournament.

 

 

PBC Boxers Win Downeast

 

Two Portland Boxing Club boxers looked impressive with dominating wins at an annual club show put on by Wyman's Boxing Club in Searsport, Maine.

 

Middleweight Russell Lamour, fresh from competition in two National tournaments, stayed busy with his eighth bout in the last six weeks.  Lamour put on quite a display of boxing skills, stopping a game but overmatched Kenny Farr of Burlington, VT in the third round.  Lamour, ranked No. 3 in the U.S., will next go to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in July for a training camp as part of the Elite US Boxing Team.

 

PBC light welterweight, Casey Kramlich, also showed good boxing skills with a clear-cut win over Ricky Ford of Clearmont, NH.  Kramlich is the 2009 Northern Regional Golden Gloves Champion.

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Pro Wins In Texas

 

Super flyweight, Jorge Abiague, won his second pro bout (2-0) on the undercard of an ESPN2 show telecast from Laredo, Texas, Friday night.  Abiague won a unanimous decision over My Li Ming of China.  Abiague closed out his amateur career last May by winning the 2008 National Golden Gloves Flyweight Championship, becoming the first male from Maine ever to win an open class national championship.

 

 

PBC Boxers Win Three Bronze Medals

 

Three Portland Boxing Club members won bronze medals at the USA Boxing 2009 National Championships in Denver, CO.  Five-time National welterweight champion Lisa Kuronya was upset in the semi-finals by Andrecia Wasson of Centerline, MI by a close 15-13 decision (computer scoring).  Kuronya earlier had clearly out-pointed Susana Rodriquez of Indianapolis, Indiana in the quarter-finals, securing a bronze medal.

 

PBC featherweight, Liz Leddy, came roaring back from a 9 point deficit in the first round of the quarter-finals against national PAL champion Katonya Fisher of Oxnard, CA, pulling out a 23-20 victory with only seconds left.  Leddy then fought Melissa Roberts of Camp Lejeune, NC losing a 24-18 decision in a hard-fought battle in the semi-finals.  Roberts then won the national championship and the outstanding women's division boxer award.

 

PBC middleweight, Russell Lamour, scored decisive wins over Kainoa Oca-Kauhane of Honolulu, Hawaii and Ray Rivera of Las Vegas, NV before dropping a 13-11 decision to Jesse Hart of Marquette, MI in a bout that was marred with mis-calls by the referee.  After two rounds of a closely contested bout, Lamour was penalized two points for holding when, in fact, it was Hart who was guilty of excessive holding throughout the bout.  After the penalty, an enraged Lamour attacked his opponent landing a perfect body shot that dropped Hart, only to be ruled a low-blow, allowing Hart five minutes to recover.  Hart then held on for the remaining seconds to win a controversial 13-11 decision.

 

Lamour then boxed off with Curtis Colvin of Houston, Texas, winning the bronze and a number three ranking earning him a spot on the USA Boxing Team.

 

 

LeHoullier Gets Another Big Opportunity

 

Portland Boxing Club's pro light middleweight, Jason LeHoullier (21-1-1),  who was recently disappointed when his bout with current WBC light middleweight champion Vernon Forrest was cancelled due to an injury suffered by Forrest, gets another shot at a big name when he faces the son of an iconic Mexican legend, Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. (38-0-1).  The boxing match will be televised on a pay per view telecast from Cancun Mexico on July 25.

 

 

 Portland Boxing Club Boxers Score Big Wins in New York

 

PBC middleweight, Russell Lamour, won the Region One Championship and another bid at a national title, by defeating the champions from New Jersey (Dominque James) and New York (Herve Durosecu) this weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.  Lamour had lost a close decision in a previous bid for a national title last week in Utah at the National Golden Gloves Tournament.

 

PBC featherweight, Liz Leddy, also scored a big win defeating number one U.S. ranked Jodi Ann Weller of New York.

 

Lamour and Leddy will join PBC teammate Lisa Kuronya in Denver, Colorado on June 7 for the U.S. National Championships.

 

 

Lamour Drops A Tough One At The National Golden Gloves

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour, lost what most observers thought was a victory to Tracy Rollins of Chicago.  Two judges agreed, giving Lamour a clear-cut win.  Two others saw it for Rollins by one point each.  The fifth judge had it even, but in amateur boxing there are no draws and the judge must make a decision.  Unfortunately for Lamour, he favored Rollins, giving him the victory at the National Golden Gloves Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

Portland Boxers Head to National Tournaments

 

Portland Boxing Club's Russell Lamour Jr. hopes to follow teammates Lisa Kuronya and Jorge Abiague, the only 2 boxers in Maine history to win a National Golden Gloves Title, when he heads to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2009 National Golden Gloves Championships on May 3 through May 10.

 

Lamour will represent Team New England in the Middleweight Division.  PBC's Jimmy Smith, who earlier won the New England Golden Gloves title and the right to represent Team New England in the welterweight division, is unable to attend the tournament due to his Marine Corps duties.

 

PBC Head Coach Bobby Russo has been named coach for Team New England in Utah.

 

Two other PBC boxers will represent New England at the Women's National Golden Gloves in Hollywood, Florida in July.  They are Lisa Kuronya, the defending National Champion in the welterweight division, and Liz Leddy, nationally rated number 5 in the featherweight division.

 

 

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Splits in Somersworth, NH

 

PBC went 2 for 4 in a club show put on by Jass Boxing Club in Somersworth, NH.  PBC newcomer lightweight Mark Chamberlain made his amateur debut losing a hard-fought 2-1 split decision to Jeff Prevost of Rumford.  PBC novice lightweight Lindsay Kyajohnian won a very close 2-1 split decision over Stephanie Steeves of Windsor, VT.

 

In the open class, PBC welterweight Jeremy Witham lost to Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT by unanimous decision in a back and forth battle of closely matched boxers.  PBC super heavyweight Anton Topcheyyev, coming back from his loss at the New England Championships, beat the ever advancing New England novice super heavyweight champion Matt Cardente of Windsor, VT by unanimous decision.

 

 

LeHoullier v. Forrest Bout Cancelled

  

The biggest bout in Portland Boxing Club's Jason LeHoullier's career has been scratched.  WBC light middleweight champion, Vernon Forrest, of Atlanta, GA suffered a rib injury in training for his May 1 non-title 10-round bout with Jason LeHoullier of Portland.  The bout that was scheduled to be televised on Showtime has not been rescheduled at this time.

 

 

LeHoullier vs. Forrest Fight Date and Venue Changed

 

Portland Boxing Club's junior middleweight, Jason LeHoullier, will be facing off against world junior middleweight champion, Vernon Forrest, on May 1 in Santa Ynez, CA, in a 10-round non-title fight.  The fight was originally scheduled for April 25 in Foxwoods.  The fight will be telecast on Showtime.

 

 

Portland Boxer to Face World Champion

 

Portland Boxing Club's super welterweight pro Jason LeHoullier (21-1-1) gets the biggest fight of his career on April 25 when he will fight WBC World Super Welterweight Champion Vernon Forrest in a 10 round non-title bout at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.  LeHoullier's last fight for the North American Super Welterweight Championship ended in a split decision loss giving LeHoullier his first defeat.  The bout will be televised on Showtime as a co-feature to the World Super Middleweight Championship

 

Lamour Advances in USA Boxing Tournament

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight, Russell Lamour, took another step toward qualifying for his second national tournament.  Lamour beat Charles Foster of New Haven, Conn, in a close match up with an awkward left handed opponent.  Lamour avenged an earlier loss to Foster and advances to the Lake Placid Region One Championship against New York and New Jersey.  Winners there go to Denver, CO in June for the US Championships.

 

Lamour, along with welterweight Jimmy Smith (Portland Boxing Club) have already advanced to Salt Lake City Utah for the National Golden Gloves Championships in May.  Smith was unable to advance in this tournament due to his Marine Corps duty.

 

Novice lightweight Tiger Dias 3-0 (Portland Boxing Club) back after a year-long absence, won a 3-2 split decision over Justin Brown of New Briton, CT. 

 

Regional Golden Gloves light welterweight champ Casey Kramlich (Portland Boxing Club) fell victim to yet another controversial decision losing a 3-2 split decision to Luis Rivera of Holyoke, Mass.

 

In other Portland Boxing Club news, pro boxer Jorge Abiague (light bantamweight) scheduled ESPN bout in Laredo, TX, was cancelled but will be rescheduled.

 

 

 

New England Golden Gloves Championships

Maine Boxer Results

Semi-Finals

 

Featherweight (125 lbs) Jeff Gamache of Lewiston lost a 5-0 decison to Rafael Montes of Lawrence, Mass

Lightweight (132 lbs) Willy Carvelle of Lewiston  lost a 3-2 decision to Izaya Scott of Fall River, Mass

Light welterweight (141 lbs) Casey Kramlich of Gray (PBC) won a 5-0 decision over Joshua Santiago of Haverhill, Mass.

Welterweight (152 lbs) Jimmy Smith of Portland (PBC) won a 5-0 decision over Jair Ramos of Hartford, CT

Middleweight (165 lbs) Russell Lamour of Portland (PBC) won a 5-0 decision over Alex Bergen of South Boston.

Light heavyweight (178 lbs) Josh McAulliffe of Bangor lost a 4-1 decision to Ron Scott of New Haven, CT

Heavyweight (201- lbs) Lee Lamour of Portland (PBC) lost a 3-2 decision to Tamerian Tsamaev of Somerville, Mass.

 

Championship Finals

 

Light Welterweight (141 lbs) Casey Kramlich of Gray (PBC) made it close against the much more experienced Edwin Soto Badillo of Hatford, CT, but lost a 4-1 decision.

Middleweight (164 lbs) Russell Lamour of Portland (PBC) made good on his third try at a New England Golden Gloves Championship clearly outscoring Tom Fallowa of Providence, RI with a 5-0 decision.

Welterweight (152 lbs) Jimmy Smith of Portland (PBC) an underdog in size, reach, and  experience (over 100 bouts difference) had to show his grit by climbing off the canvas in the first round and then turned the tide with a relentless attack, pulling off a close 3-2 decision against Michael Andrade of Lowell, Mass, in a thrilling come-from-behind win.  Smith, a US Marine Corps Sargent has experience in warfare, serving two tours in Iraq, Smith also won the Outstanding Boxer award of the tournament. 

 

All the winners advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, in May.

 

Northern Regional Golden Gloves Finals

 

The Portland Boxing Club will be well represented at the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions (open class) to be held in Lowell, Massachusetts on February 17 & 18.  Winners there will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, in May.

 

In the Regional Golden Gloves tournament held in Burlington, VT this weekend, PBC middleweight, Russell Lamour Jr. defended his regional Golden Gloves Championship with a clear cut unanimous decision over Jason Carrier of Claremont, NH.  Also winning a regional Golden Gloves title PBC welterweight Jimmy Smith started fast and overwhelmed Tony Allard of West Burke, VT, stopping his opponent in the first round.  PBC super lightweight Casey Kramlich clearly outpointed the ever-running Jason McMillian of Burlington, VT, winning a unanimous decision and his first Golden Gloves Championship.

 

PBC light heavyweight, Keith Derrig, lost a 4-1 decision to Josh McAulliffe of Bangor, Maine in a hard fought give-and-take battle.  Other PBC open class boxers who will advance to the New England Golden Gloves by walkover are heavyweight Lee Lamour, female welterweight Lisa Kuronya, and lightweight Liz Leddy.

 

Lamour Impressive at Golden Gloves

 

Portland Boxing Club (PBC) open class middleweight, Russell Lamour Jr., put on an awesome display of combination punching stopping Kenny Farr of Burlington, VT in the second round.  Lamour advances to the finals next week at the Northern Regional Golden Gloves held in Burlington, VT.

 

PBC teammate, Keith Derrig, also advanced in the open class light heavyweight division with a unanimous decision win over John Janezyn of Springfield, VT.

 

In the novice class, PBC newcomer super heavyweight, Zachery Cutler, loss a close unanimous decision to Matt Cardente of Windsor, VT in a thrilling back and forth battle of giants.  Cardente entered the tournament with just under the novice maximum 10-bout limit.  Cutler had his first bout last week, scoring a first round knock out.

 

Other PBC boxers in the tournament that have yet to appear include open class boxers heavyweight Lee Lamour, welterweight Jimmy Smith, super lightweight Casey Kramlich, and women's open class welterweight Lisa Kuronya and lightweight Liz Leddy.

 

 

 

2009 Northern Regional Golden Gloves

 

The 2009 Regional Golden Gloves Championships began Saturday night in Burlington, VT.  The annual tournament opened with 19 novice bouts.  Portland Boxing Club had two novice boxers in competition with seven other PBC boxers entered in the open class.

 

In the opening bout of the night, PBC boxer Lindsey Kyajohnian of Turner, Maine, lost a close 3-2 split decision to Amber Schaefer of Plymouth, NH in the female novice lightweight division. 

 

In the novice super heavyweight division, PBC boxer Zachary Cutler of Cape Elizabeth, stopped Richard Locke of Berwick, Maine in the first round.

 

The tournament continues the next two Saturdays in Burlington with the winners advancing to Lowell, Mass on Febuary 10 and 13 for the novice New England Championships and February 17 and 18 for the open class.

 

 

USA Boxing New England Championship Finals

 

The biggest crowd ever in 81 shows hosted by the Portland Boxing Club packed the Stevens Avenue Armory for the 122 Annual USA Boxing New England Championship Finals.  Maine was well-represented in the tournament which was being held in the State for the first time.  The Portland Boxing Club raised their championship count to 134 championships overall in its history posting three wins.  The Finals were hotly contested with many close decisions. 

 

PBC light heavyweight Keith Derrig upset the more experienced Josh McAuliffe of Bangor in the bout of the night by winning a 3-2 split decision and capturing the New England Light Heavyweight Championsship (open class) in a back and forth battle.

 

In another close battle, PBC teammate Russell Lamour Jr. won his second New England title (open class) with a unanimous decision win over Tom Falowo of Pawtucket, RI.

 

In the super heavyweight division (open class) Portland's Anton Topchyyev gave away two much in size and was stopped in Round 1 by the much larger Julian Pollard of West Bridgewater, Mass.

 

Two other PBC boxers also in close bouts that could have gone either way: Welterweight Jimmy Smith (PBC) won a split decision over Derrick Couture of Lawrence, Mass., and Casey Kramlich (PBC) lost a razor close split decision to Tom Duquette of Waltham, Mass.

 

Other Championship Finals results:

John Roger Cawley of Springfield, VT won a split decision over Roberto Garcia of Haverhill, Mass in the sub-novice lightweight division.

 

Alex Rodriguez of Holyoke, Mass, won by unanimous decision over Erik Watkins of Frankfort, Maine in the sub-novice middleweight division.

 

Chris Nickerson from Detroit, Maine, after winning the first two rounds, was stopped by Kylie Nortey of Worchester, Mass, in the sub-novice light heavyweight division.

 

Matt Phinney of Medway, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Hector Martinez of Holyoke, Mass, in the novice welterweight division.

 

Toka Kahn of Providence, RI, won by unanimous decision over Luis Rivera of Holyoke, Mass in the open class lightweight division.

 

Other winners by walk-over in the open class were:  Pedro Gonzalez of Holyoke, Mass (Heavyweight 201- lbs); Lisa Kuronya of Portland (Welterweight 152 lbs); Liz Leddy of Portland (Featherweight 125 lbs); Alex Montes of Haverhill, Mass (Featherweight 125 lbs); Luis Reynoso of Holyoke, Mass (Flyweight 112 lbs).

 

To be contested December 12 in Lawrence, Mass in the open class Bantamweight division (119 lbs):  Josh Bickford of Mt. Holly, VT against Jacob Solis of Haverhill, Mass.

 

The outstanding boxers of the tournament were Keith Derrig of Portland in the open class and Alex Rodriguez of Holyoke, Mass.

 

The winners in the open class advance to the Region One Championship in Lake Placid, NY against New York and New Jersey in January and winners of that tournament advance to Colorado Springs, CO for the National Championship.

 

 

 

Red Sox Legend To Make Appearance at New England Championships

 

Red Sox Hall of Famer pitcher Luis Tiant will make an appearance at the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 pm, at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave, Portland.  Tiant, one of Red Sox nation's all-time favorites, had four twenty-game winning seasons in his career that spanned from 1964-1982.  Tiant will be on hand to sign photos and baseballs, with proceeds to benefit the Portland Boxing Club.  Advanced tickets, including reserved seating, are on sale at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave. in Portland.  Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show.

 

 

 

Maine Boxers Advance to New England Finals

 

A second night of action-packed boxing at the Portland Boxing Club helped clear the picture for the USA Boxing New England Championship Finals.  Many Maine boxers are scheduled to appear in the Championship Finals at the Stevens Avenue Armory in Portland on November 29 at 8:00 pm

 

Semi-Final Results:

 

Non-tournament bout:

Junior class featherweight division:

Jacob Plourde of Berlin, NH won a split decision over Dalton McGovern of Skowhegan, Maine

 

Tournament bouts:

Sub-novice Lightweight Division:

Hormat Abulrauf of Everett, Mass won a unanimous decision over Alex Rodrigues of Holyoke, Mass.

Sub-novice Lightweight Division:

John Roger Cawley of Springfield, VT won a unanimous over Josh Lopez of Holyoke

Sub-novice Super lightweight Division:

Khiry Todd of Lynn, Mass won a first round TKO over Felix Malaves of Holyoke, Mass

Novice Welterweight Division:

Hector Martinez of Holyoke won a split decision over Adam O'Neil of Dorchester, Mass.

Open Class Super lightweight Division:

Tommy Duquette of Waltham, Mass won a unanimous decision over Joshua Santiago of Haverhill, Mass.

Open Class Super lightweight Division:

Casey Kramlich, of Gray, Maine won a unanimous decision over Rollin Whitley of Holyoke, Mass 

Open Class Welterweight Division:

Jimmy Smith of Portland, Maine won by TKO in round 1 over Dennis Leach of Lowell, Mass.

 

Open Class Welterweight Division:

Derrick Couture of Lawrence, Mass won a unanimous decision over John Xifaras of Nashua, NH.

Open Class Middleweight Division:

Tom Fallow of Pawtucket, RI won a split decision over Renaldo Graceski of Holyoke, Mass.

Open Class Middleweight Division:

Russell Lamour Jr. of Portland won a unanimous decision over Tony McKenna of Dorchester, Mass.

Open Class Light heavyweight Division:

of Josh McAuliffe Bangor, Maine won a unanimous decision over Brent Whitley of Holyoke, Mass.

 

Other Maine boxers who have qualified to box in the Championship Finals are:

 

Open Class:  Five-time female Welterweight Champion, Lisa Kuronya of Portland; Nationally ranked female Lightweight Liz Leddy of Portland; Super heavyweight Anton Topchyyev of Portland;  and Light heavyweight Keith Derrig of Portland.

Sub-Novice Class:  Light heavyweight Chris Nickerson of Detroit, Maine and Eric Watkins of Frankfort, Maine.

 

 

USA Boxing New England Quarterfinals

 

Two Portland Boxing Club boxers posted solid wins in the first night of the 2008 New England Championship Quarterfinals.  

 

Super lightweight, Casey Kramlich, of Gray, Maine, showed good boxing skills by clearly outscoring Augustine Mauras of Lawrence, Mass.  Portland Boxing Club teammate, light heavyweight Keith Derrig, out hustled former Junior National Champion Brandon Wicker of Tauton, Mass, winning a clearcut unanimous decision.  Both boxers now advance to the semi-finals on Saturday night, November 15 at 8 pm at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland. 

 

Also scheduled to appear in the Semi Finals this week will be Portland Boxing Club welterweight Jimmy Smith and middleweight Russell Lamour.

 

In other action in the 17 bout Quarterfinals:

Nick Briggs of Worchester, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Thomas Blumenthal of Springfield, VT, in the Junior (75lb) division.

Jamine Ortiz of Worchester, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Owen Crowzey of Stockton Springs, Maine, in the Junior (95lb) division.

Terry O'Neil of Dorchester, Mass, won by TKO in round 2 over Arthur Darosa of Taunton, Mass, in the Novice welterweight division.

John Cawley of Springfield, VT, won a unanimous decision over Richard Phipps of Roxbury, Mass, in the Subnovice lightweight division.

John Xifaras of Nashua, NH, won a split decision over Justin Paulo of Taunton, Mass, in the Open class welterweight division.

Jose Vargas of Lawrence, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Steve Banik of Sommerville, Mass in the Subnovice welterweight division.

Joshua Santiago of Haverhill, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Adam Feliciano of Worchester, Mass, in the Open class super lightweight division.

Derrick Couture of Haverhill, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Chris Gilbert of Windsor, VT, in the Open class welterweight division.

Matt Phinney of Medway, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Brandon Berry of West Forks, Maine, in the Novice class welterweight division.

Felix Malaves of Holyoke, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Craig Lane of Stockton Springs, Maine, in the Subnovice super lightweight division.

Malber Cruz of Lawrence, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Josh Raymond of Woonsocket, RI, in the Subnovice super lightweight division.

Franklin Ceme of Taunton, Mass, won a unanimous decision over Alex Lynch, of Quincy, Mass, in the Subnovice welterweight division.

Chris Nickerson of Detroit, Maine, won a unanimous decision over Mike Sklarski of Holyoke, Mass, in the Subnovice light heavyweight division.

Eric Watkins of Frankfort, Maine won by TKO in round 3 over Tommy Canavan of Braintree, Mass in the Subnovice middleweight division.

Donnelle Bates of Taunton, Mass, won by TKO in round 2 over Ben Connor of Holyoke, Mass, in the Subnovice super lightweight division.

 

 

Portland Boxer Wins Pro Debut Bout

 

Portland Boxing Club's flyweight, Jorge Abiague, looked sharp with a clear cut win in his pro debut.  Abiague, the 2008 National Golden Gloves Flyweight Champion, won every round on all three judges' scorecards over Mario Gonzalez of Las Vegas, Nevada.  The bout was on the undercard of a world featherweight championship fight held in Spokane, Washington at the Northern Quest Casino.

 

 

Portland Boxer Suffers First Loss

 

Portland Boxing Club pro super welterweight, Jason LeHoullier, of Portland lost for the first time in his pro career by a majority decision to Harry Joe Yorgey of Philadelphia.  LeHoullier won 21 in a row before being held to a draw in his last bout.  This bout was a 12 round North American Championship match held at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee and televised on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.  The Championship match was previously scheduled and cancelled twice due to contractual problems with Yorgey's management team.  The win earned Yorgey the IBF vacant title and improved his record to 21-0-1.  LeHoullier falls to 21-1-1.

 

 

Kuronya Wins 5th National Title

 

Portland Boxing Club's welterweight, Lisa Kuronya, won her 5th National Championship by breezing through the 2008 Women's National Golden Gloves tournament held in Hollywood, Florida.  Kuronya scored two knockouts on her way to the final bout, winning a lopsided decision over Britney Inkrote of Red Lion, Pennsylvania. 

 

PBC lightweight, Liz Leddy, who won Silver in her first National tournament in 2007, lost a razor thin decision to reigning champion, Carrie Berry of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Leddy picked up a win over Jennifer Scott of Jacksonville, Florida, in a special match bout.

 

Kuronya's National Championship win gives the Portland Boxing Club its second National Championship this year.  Flyweight, Jorge Abiague, captured the title in May at the Men's Championships.  Kuronya and Abiague are the only two boxers in Maine history to ever win an open class national championship.

 

Maine Boxers Sweep in Nova Scotia

 

A team of boxers from Maine looking to stay sharp in the typically slow summer season, made the long drive to Westville, Nova Scotia worthwhile by winning every bout against their Canadian foes.

 

Junior novice bantamweight Dalton McGovern of Skowhegan won a split decision over Brandon Halef of Sackville, Nova Scotia.

 

Junior novice flyweight Owen Crowzey of Stockton Springs won by unanimous decision over Jonathan Plante of St. John, N.B.

 

Senior novice middleweight Ben Dunham of Stockton Springs, won by unanimous decision over Jason Cormier of Westville, Nova Scotia.

 

Senior open class lightweight Liz Leddy of Portland, won by unanimous decision over Chantal Doucette of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Junior open class superlightweight Casey Kramlich of Portland won by unanimous decision over Ryan McGrady of Berwick, Nova Scotia.

 

Senior open class light heavyweight Keith Derrig of Portland won by walkover when his opponent Lee Roy of St. John, N.B. decided not to box at the last minute.

 

Senior open class middleweight, Russell Lamour of Portland won by unanimous decision over Curtis White of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lamour also won the Outstanding Boxer award.

 

Newly crowned National Golden Gloves flyweight Champion Jorge Abiague of Portland could not box because of a broken right hand suffered in the last day of training before the Canadian show.  Abiague will be sidelined for two months.

 

LeHoullier Back on ESPN2

 

Pro super welterweight, Jason LeHoullier, of Portland (21-0-1) will finally face Harry Joe Yorgey of Philadelphia on August 22.  The bout was cancelled twice due to contractual problems with Yorgey's manager, but has finally been resolved by the Pennsylvania Boxing Commission, who ruled in favor of Yorgey.

 

The fight for the vacant North American Super Welterweight Championship will be televised on ESPN2 from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

Smokin' Joe Visits PBC

 

Former undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Smokin' Joe Frazier, made a stop at the Portland Boxing Club.  Frazier, in town for a political fundraiser, took time out to visit the Veteran's Hospital and the boxers in training at the club - along with the many fans who showed up for autographs and photos with the former champ.

 

Despite recovering from six back surgeries (due to an automobile accident), Frazier was in good spirits and looked youthful, weighing only 7 pounds more than he did when he won the Heavyweight Championship by handing Muhammed Ali his first loss of his career back in 1971.

 

 

Portland Boxer Wins National Golden Gloves Title

 

Portland Boxing Club flyweight, Jorge Abiague, won a unanimous 5-0 decision over Daniel Lozano of Tampa, Florida to win the 2008 National Golden Gloves Championship held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Abiague will join Portland Boxing Club teammate Lisa Kuronya as the only two open class National champions ever from the State of Maine.

 

 

Portland Boxer Advances Again to National Golden Gloves Finals

 

 

Portland Boxing Club's flyweight, Jorge Abiague, has advanced at the 2008 National Golden Gloves Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a 5-0 decision win in the semi-finals over Johnny Determan of Omaha, Nebraska.  Abiague will now face Daniel Lozano of Tampa, Florida for the National Golden Gloves Championship.

 

 

Portland Boxer Wins 2 at National Golden Gloves

 

Portland Boxing Club's flyweight Jorge Abiague has advanced to the Final 4 at the 2008 National Golden Gloves Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Abiague scored two impressive wins stopping Henry Clay of Baton Rouge, LA in the second round.  He then defeated Raul Lopez of New York City by a 5-0 decision.  Lopez is the current U.S. National Champion and had previously had a win over Abiague.

 

Jorge will next face Johnny Determan of Omaha, Nebraska in the semi-finals.

 

Portland Wins Can-Am Challenge

A packed crowed watched the Portland Boxing Club beat team Montreal with a 4-3 in the 2008 Can-Am Challenge held Saturday night at the Stevens Avenue Armory in Portland.

 

Winning bouts for Portland included middleweight Russell Lamour with a unanimous decision over Shiller Hyppolati; light heavyweight Keith Derrig won by unanimous decision over Jean Paul Augustine; welterweight Jason Quirk won by unanimous decision over Emanuel Marcado; and lightweight Liz Leddy won by unanimous decision over Martine Valliere.

 

Winning bouts for Montreal were bantamweight Francois Pratte with a unanimous decision over Elvis Rodriguez; super lightweight Walid Mohammed Agdelaziz won a split decision over Casey Kramlich; and heavyweight Jean Donald Georges won by a third round TKO over Jason Ellis.  Georges won the outstanding fighter of the night award.

 

Two PBC Boxers Win in Holyoke

 

Russell Lamour, the reigning USA Boxing New England Middleweight Champion, looked sharp winning a unanimous decision over Renaldo Gracesky of Holyoke, Mass.  PBC newcomer, Junior class featherweight, Tiger Diaz, also looked impressive with a dominating win over Dominic Whitley, also of Holyoke, in a St. Patrick's Week show held at the Log Cabin Function Hall in Holyoke, Mass.

 

Portland Women Boxers Fall Short at Nationals

 

Two-time U.S. National welterweight Champion, Lisa Kuronya, of the Portland Boxing Club, lost her first ever bout to an American opponent at the U.S. National Championships in Colorado Springs, CO.  Kuronya, who is also a two-time National Golden Glove welterweight Champion, moved up one weight division to the super welterweight division, winning the New England and Regional Championships to qualify for the Nationals. She then scored a hard-fought victory over Heather Hartman of  Haywood, California in the quarterfinals setting up her match with three time U.S. National middleweight champion, Franchon Crews of Capital Height, Maryland, who was going down a division to super welterweight.  The semi-final match was the bout of the night with Crews getting off to a fast start and jumping out to a 14 point lead (computer scoring) after two rounds.  Kuronya roared back, scoring two standing eight counts in the final two rounds over Crews who was penalized for excessive holding.  The final score 27-30 going to Crews.

 

PBC lightweight, Liz Leddy, who also qualified through the New Englands and Regionals to advance to the U.S. Nationals for the first time, lost a controversial 7-6 decision to Jessica Chambers of Tacoma, Washington.  Leddy was rated No. 5 in the U.S. among lightweights.  Leddy and Kuronya have another shot at a national title when they compete at the Women's National Golden Gloves Championships this summer in Florida.  Leddy won a silver last year, and Kuronya captured the gold.

 

LeHoullier Stays Unbeaten by a Hair 

 

Portland Boxing Club pro super welterweight, Jason LeHoullier, stayed unbeaten not by scoring a victory, but by squeezing out a draw with Jose Luis Gonzales of Garden City, Kansas.  Gonzales stayed busy throughout the 10 rounds but LeHoullier seemed to score the harder blows.  The action-packed bout was televised on ESPN2 from Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut with the vacant NABA (North American Championship) at stake.  LeHoullier's record goes to 21-0-1 and Gonzales 11-2-1.  A re-match is likely.

 

Portland Junior Boxers Split at Silver Mitts

 

Portland Boxing Club's featherweight Tiger Diaz won the 53rd Annual New England Silver Mitts Championship Tournament winning a unanimous decision over Roberto Garcia of Lawrence, Mass. 

 

Portland Boxing Club's super lightweight Casey Kramlich, after posting a unanimous decision win over Khiary Gray of Worcester, Mass, on Monday night, fell victim to yet another unpopular decision against a PBC boxer, dropping a split 2-1 decision to Christian Olivares of Lynn, Massachusetts in the final.

 

Portland Boxer's ESPN2 Fight Opponent Changed

 

Due to a contract dispute between boxer Harry Joe Yorgey and his promoter/manager, the scheduled North America Super Welterweight Championship fight with Jason "The Hammer" LeHoullier (Portland Boxing Club), will go on but without Yorgey.  LeHoullier (21-0) will now box Jose Gonzales (11-2) of Garden City, Kansas in the co-feature March 7 to be televised on ESPN2 live from Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

 

Bittersweet Golden Gloves Results for Portland Boxers

 

Flyweight Jorge Abiague, fighting out of the Portland Boxing Club (PBC), won a convincing unanimous decision over Luis Reynoso of Holyoke at the New England Golden Gloves Championships in Lowell, Mass.  Abiague captured his second New England Golden Gloves title, earning a shot at the 2008 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan in May.

 

PBC middleweight Russell Lamour fell victim to an unpopular split decision loss to Derek Couture of Lowell, Mass.  Lamour seemed to have the advantage with good defense and accurate punching, but unfortunately, three of the five judges did not see it that way.

 

PBC super welterweight Lisa Kuronya out-pointed Peggy Morgan of Manchester, NH, by unanimous decision, Kuronya is currently rate No. 1 in the country and will try to win her fifth national championship at the National Women's Golden Gloves tournament to be held in Florida in July. 

 

PBC lightweight Liz Leddy won by walk-over when Delmar Jeffries had second thoughts and pulled out of the New England Championship match. Leddy is rated No. 5 in the US and will join Kuronya in Florida in July in an attempt to add a gold medal to her 2007 silver medal. 

 

PBC novice light heavyweight Keith Derrig lost his bid for a novice New England title losing a unanimous decision to Steve Wilks of Brockton, Mass.  Derrig, coming off strong showings winning the regional title, and an impressive win at the New England semi-finals, was at a decisive size disadvantage struggling to get inside his much taller opponent.  Derrig, the former Portland High School all-state quarterback, falls to a 9-1 record.

 

Portland Pro Boxer To Fight on ESPN 2

 

 

Portland Boxing Club Pro, Jason LeHoullier, fighting in the super welterweight division, will put his 21-0 record on the line in a North American super welterweight championship bout on March 7 in Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.  LeHoullier will face another fighter with a 21-0 record, Harry Joe Yorgey, of Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, in a 12-round bout to be televised on ESPN 2.  The winner will be rated in the Top 10 in the World by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

 

PBC Female Boxers Win Qualifier

 

Two Portland Boxing Club female boxers have qualified to compete in the 2008 U.S. Championships.  Reigning National Welterweight Champion, Lisa Kuronya, ranked

No. 1 and the Captain of the U.S. Female Boxing Team will compete this year at the super welterweight division (154 lbs).  Kuronya easily defeated Dariana Casado of New York City by unanimous decision to qualify for her fifth National championship.

 

PBC lightweight, Liz Leddy, ranked No.5 in the U.S. defeated Camille Currie, also of New York City, by close but unanimous decision at the Region One Championships held in Meridan Conn.

 

Male teammate flyweight Jorge Abiague , of the Portland Boxing Club, lost a close but unanimous decision to Raul Lopez of New York City.  Also, middleweight Russell Lamour, of the Portland Boxing Club, got off to a good start in the tournament outclassing Michael Seitz of Albany, NY, before dropping a 3-2 split decision to Aleen Whitfield of Geneva, NY. 

 

All four PBC boxers get another chance to compete at a national tournament by winning Wednesday night in Lowell, Mass, at the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.

 

 

 

PORTLAND BOXING CLUB SPLITS AT NOVICE NEW ENGLAND GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS

  

Regional Golden Gloves light heavyweight champion Keith Derrig,of the Portland Boxing Club advanced to the New England Golden Gloves Novice Championships Friday night in Lowell Mass.  Derrig frustrated his charging opponent with a smart boxing style, mixing his lateral movement with sharp punching and good defense  -winning another lopsided unanimous decision over local favorite John Clancey of Somerville, Mass.  Derring, a former All State Quarterback for Portland High School, is undefeated with a 9-0 record.

 

Portland Boxing Club's Anton Topchyyev, fresh off three wins in the Regional Golden Gloves Championship in Vermont, lost his bid for a New England Championship by losing to Jesse Fabian of Haverhill, Mass, by TKO in the first round.

 

 

 

Maine Boxers in Regional Golden Gloves Finals

 

Boxers from all over Maine fared well at the Regional Golden Gloves Championship Finals held in Burlington, Vermont on Saturday night.  The Regional Golden Gloves includes boxers from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York. 

 

In the open class, middleweight Russell Lamour of Portland (Portland Boxing), put on a sensational display of boxing skills overwhelming Jan Obdrzalek of Springfield, Vermont  (Springfield Boxing), with rapid-fire combinations and power punching, winning a unanimous decision.   Also in the open class, welterweight Jason Quirk of  Scarborough (Portland Boxing), lost an unpopular split decision to Anthony Accardi of Clairmont, NH (Clairmont Boxing).  Quirk, in his first open class tournament, and in only his 13th bout, gave up a lot of experience to his foe who had over 50 bouts on his record.  Quirk appeared to be pulling off an upset by staying busy in the last two rounds and scoring some heavy body shots in the last round, but three of the five judges saw Accardi winning a close decision.  The near sell-out crowd erupted with a loud chorus of boos.

 

In the novice class, light heavyweight Keith Derrig of Portland (Portland Boxing), kept to the game plan with good boxing and lateral movement to keep his opponent off-balance and missing throughout, winning a unanimous decision over Val Ladygin of Windsor Vermont (Windsor Boxing).

 

In the novice class, super heavyweight Anton Topchyyev of Portland (Portland Boxing), fought off an ever-charging near 300 pounder, Matt Cardente, of Windsor (Windsor Boxing), winning a unanimous decision.

 

Other Maine boxing results:

Open class heavyweight Josh McAuliff of Bangor (Wyman's Boxing), won by unanimous decision over Bob Newton of Albany,NY (Schotts Boxing).

In the novice class, lightweight Joe Martin, of Lewiston (Gamache Boxing) lost by second round TKO to Lucien Benway of Rutland, VT (Precision Boxing).  Super lightweight Jeff Harrison of Dover Foxcroft (Wyman's Boxing), won by unanimous decision over Chad Limoge of Rutland, VT (Precision Boxing).  Middleweight Jeremy Whitham of Waterville (Right Combination), lost by split decision to Chad Garfield of Burlington, VT (Bantam Boxing).

Also winning by walkover (opponents are unable or unwilling to compete), open class flyweight Jorge Abiague of Portland (Portland Boxing), open class lightweight Liz Leddy of Portland (Portland Boxing), open class welterweight Lisa Kuronya of Portland (Portland Boxing).  All three boxers are ranked in the US Top 10 in their respective weight divisions.

 

Winners advance to the New England Championships in Lowell, Mass, on February 12 and 15 for novices and February 19 and 20 for the open class winners.  Open class winners then advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Grand Rapids Michigan in May.

 

 

 

Portland Boxers Continue to Win

 

Portland Boxing Club novice class super heavyweight Anton Topchyyv won by unanimous decision over Ken Conley of Berwick, Maine, and novice class Keith Derrig won by unanimous decision over Chris Leonard of Burlington, VT.  Both boxers advance to the Finals of the Regional Golden Gloves Championships in Burlington, Vermont next Saturday.

 

Open class championships will also be contested next week.  Representing the Portland Boxing Club will be Russell Lamour, welterweight Jason Quirk, welterweight Lisa Kuronya, lightweight Liz Leddy, and flyweight Jorge Abiague.

 

Portland Boxers Win At Golden Gloves

 

Two Portland Boxing Club boxers scored decisive wins in the opening night of the 2008 Regional Golden Gloves Championships held in Burlington, VT.  Anton Topchyyev scored a second round knock-out over Dave Clark of Berlin, NH in the novice super heavyweight division.  Keith Derrig looked impressive with good boxing and sharp punching in a convincing unanimous decision win over Colter Kuss of Belmont, NH in the novice light heavyweight division.

 

Other PBC boxers entered in the tournament are open class boxers Russell Lamour (middleweight), Jason Quirk (welterweight), Lisa Kuronya (welterweight), Liz Leddy (lightweight), and Jorge Abiague (flyweight).

 

Tournament action continues February 2 with the Championship Finals February 9.  Winners advance to the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA.  Winners of that tournament  go on to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan in May.

 

 

Four Portland Boxers Advance

 

Portland Boxing Club middleweight Russell Lamour advanced to the USA Region One Championships with two impressive wins in the New England Championships in South Boston and Lowell this past week.  Lamour and three other Portland Boxing Club teammates all advance to the Championships to be held in Hartford Connecticut on February 15-18.  The other PBC teammates advancing are welterweight Lisa Kuronya, Lightweight Liz Leddy, and Flyweight Jorge Abiague.  The Region One Championships include boxers from New York, New Jersey, and New England.  Winners of this tournament advance to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the National Championships in March.

 

Portland Boxing Club Novice Stays Undefeated

Portland Boxing Club's novice light heavyweight, Keith Derrig, extended his unbeaten streak to 5-0 with a dominating unanimous decision over Matt McCormack of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.  Super lightweight Casey Kramlich, of Gray, (PBC) won by unanimous decision over D.J. Wyman of Manchester, NH.  And in the feature bout of the evening open class welterweight Josh Harvey of Dexter, Maine won a unanimous decision over Jason Quirk of Scarborough (PBC).  The annual Thanksgiving weekend event was held at the Searsport Regional High School.

Portland Boxing Club Wins Four Championships

The Portland Boxing Club won four Northeastern Regional Championships, bringing their club total to 120 championships. 

Open class Middleweight (165 lbs) Russell Lamour of Portland (PBC) looked very sharp with a convincing unanimous decision win over Renaldo Graceski of Springfield,MA

Novice Light Heavyweight (178 lbs) Keith Derrig of Portland (PBC) won by unanimous decision over Francisco Malave of Merridan, CT.

Open Class Bantanweight (119 lbs) Jorge Abiague of Portland (PBC), won by unanimous decision over Alex Montes of Lawrence, MA.

Intermediate Welterweight (152 lbs) Jason Quirk, of Scarborough (PBC), won by unanimous decision over Josh Harvey of Dexter, ME.

Other results:

Jr. Novice Lightweight (132 lbs) Luis Rivera of Holyoke won by unanimous decision over Ron Harvey of Dexter, ME.

Jr. Novice Super Lightweight (141 lbs) Rollin Whitley of Springfield, MA won by split decision over Casey Kramlich of Gray, ME (PBC).

Jr. Open Middleweight (165 lbs) Charles Foster of West New Haven, CT won by unanimous decision over John Xifaras of Nashua, NH.

Sr. Novice Bantamweight (119 lbs) Luis Raynoso of Springfield, MA won by unanimous decision over Jacob Solis of Lawrence, MA.

Sr. Novice Middleweight (165 lbs) Godfrey Cambell of Waterbury, CT won by unanimous decision over Jeremy Whitham of Oakland, ME.

Sr. Super Heavyweight (201+ lbs) Donnie Palmer of Dorchester, MA won by unanimous decision over Anton Topchyyev of Portland, ME (PBC).

Sr. Open Welterweight (152 lbs) Christian Loa of Merridan, CT won by unanimous decision over Phil Chason of Windham, ME (PBC).

Sr. Open Heavyweight (201- lbs) Alexis Santos of Lawrence, MA won by unanimous decision over Josh McAulliff of Bangor, ME.

The following are walk-over winners (previous winners in the tournament whose opponents were unable to compete in the finals):

Sr. Novice Lightweight (132 lbs) Nick Peralta of Lawrence, MA.

Sr. Novice Welterweight (152 lbs) Tony McKenna of South Boston, MA.

Sr. Open Super Lightweight (141 lbs) Pablo Rivera of Holyoke, MA.

Selected as Outstanding Boxers in the Novice Division was Keith Derrig (PBC) and in the Open Division was Christian Loa.  

Classic Battle at Northeastern Regional Semi-Finals

Over the years in the 76 boxing shows held at the Portland Boxing Club, there have been some memorable bouts.  Saturday night the boxing fans were treated to a real thriller in the co-feature of the night between Open class Jason Ellis of Old Orchard Beach (Portland Boxing Club) and Josh McAulliff of Bangor (Wyman's Boxing Club).  Ellis and McAulliff waged a back and forth battle over four rounds, with McAulliff finishing a little stronger to win a close but unanimous decision and advancing to the Championship Finals November 3 at the Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. 

In other results from Semi-Final action:

Open Class middleweight (165 lbs) Russell Lamour of Portland (PBC) won by unanimous decision over Geremias Torres of Holyoke, Mass.

Open Class super lightweight (141 lbs) Pablo Rivera of Holyoke, Mass, won by unanimous over Noel Garcia of Springfield, Mass.

In novice class bouts:

Light heavyweight  (178 lbs) Keith Derrig, of Portland (PBC), won by a third round TKO over Jessie Merritt of Dover, NH.

Middleweight (165 lbs) Jeremy Whitham, of Waterville, Maine, won by first round TKO over Eddie Manano of Holyoke, Mass.

Welterweight (152 lbs) Alexis Cardona, of Springfield, Mass, won by first round TKO over Padro Santana of Holyoke, Mass.

Welterweight (152 lbs) Tony McKenna, of Brighton, Mass, won by first round TKO over Peblo Delacruz of Lynn, Mass. 

Welterweight (152 lbs) Jason Quirk, of Scarborough, Maine (PBC), won by third round DQ (disqualification) over Jean Surin of Holyoke, Mass.

Lightweight (132 lbs) Jose Peralta, of Lawrence, Mass, won by unanimous decision over Luis Correa, of Springfield, Mass.

 Junior Class Lightweight (132 lbs) Ron Harvey, of Dexter, Maine, won by unanimous decision over Giovanni Rivera, of Springfield, Mass.

The Championship Finals will be held November 3 at the Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland.  Advance tickets are on sale at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  For more information, visit Portlandboxingclub.org, or call 761-0975.

Portland Boxer Loses at Pan American Games 

Portland Boxing Club's Lisa Kuronya lost to defending Pan American and World Champion, Mary Spencer, from Ontario, Canada.  Kuronya, the No. 1 rated welterweight in the US for the past two years, lost to Spencer for the second time in her career.  This rematch was closer, however, with Spencer gaining a 12-8 (computer scoring) decision.  The championships were held in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The Northeastern Regional Championship Semi-Finals continue this Saturday, October 20, at 8:00 pm at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  Tickets are on sale at Bruno's Restaurant or at the door the night of the show.  For more information, call 761-0975 or visit Portlandboxingclub.org. 

Northeastern Regional Quarterfinal Results

The Northeastern Quarterfinals were held at the Portland Boxing Club Saturday night, with the following results:

Non-tournament Junior class bantamweight (119 lbs):
Dalton Beaulieu of Oakland, Maine won by split decision over Dalton  McGovern of Skowhegan, Maine

Non-tournament Novice female middleweight (165 lbs):
Cassie Densmore of Stockton Springs, Maine won by second round TKO over Amanda Thompson of Waterville, Maine

Novice welterweight division (152 lbs):
Steven Valintine of Haverhill, Massachusetts won by unanimous decision over Erik Cedrone of Rochester, New Hampshire

Junior class lightweight (132 lbs):
Ron Harvey of Dexter, Maine won a split decision over Jonathan Diaz of Bridgeport, Conn.

Novice class welterweight (152 lbs):
Alex Cardona of Springfield, Mass, won by first round TKO over Dennis Kelleher of Jamaica Plains, Mass

Novice class lightheavyweights (178 lbs):
Keith Derrig of Portland, Maine won by unanimous decision over Alex Maye of Rochester, NH

Open Class superlightweights (141 lbs):
Jason Jones of Providence, RI, won a unanimous decision over            Augustus Maurus of Lawrence, Mass

Novice class welterweights (152 lbs):
Josh Harvey of Dexter, Maine, won by unanimous decision over Angel Sanchez of New Britain, Conn.

Novice class lightweights (132 lbs):
Nick Peralta of Lawrence, Mass, won by unanimous decision over Matt Smith of Rochester, NH

Novice class welterweights (152 lbs):
Jason Quirk of Scarborough, Maine, won by split decision over Nick Columbo of Providence, RI

Open class middleweights (165 lbs):
Russell Lamour of Portland, Maine won by unanimous decision over Ruben Ortiz of Providence, RI

The semi-finals of the Northeastern Regionals continues this Saturday night, October 20, at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.  The finals will be on November 3 at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Avenue, Portland.   Bouts start at 8:00 pm., tickets are available at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, or at the door the night of the fight.

Portland Boxing Club Leads Team New England Again In Can-Am Challenge II

The Portland Boxing Club (PBC) opened the 2007-2008 season with three important wins.  The PBC boxers, part of Team New England, scored three of the four wins in part two of the Can-Am Challenge against Team Canada in a tournament held at the Verizon Center in Manchester, NH, Wednesday night.

New England flyweight champion, Jorge Abiague (PBC), competing in what is likely his last amateur bout before turning pro, won a unanimous decision over Cedric Sicard of Montreal.

Former New England welterweight champion, Phil Chason (PBC), in his first fight in three years looked very sharp scoring three eight-counts on the way to a convincing unanimous decision win over Steve Tremblay of Montreal 

And in the final bout of the night with the score tied 3-3, middleweight Russell Lamour (PBC), in a rematch of his bout in Portland (Can Am Challenge I) in June, turned the trick by winning a unanimous decision over Rudolph Shiller of Monreal and avenged his close loss in Portland, giving Team New England the Can-Am cup 4-3.

The US Team also won 5-2 in June with the PBC winning 4 of those matches.

2 Portland Women Boxers Advance to Finals in National Golden Gloves

Portland Boxing Club lightweight, Liz Leddy, advanced to the finals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament held in Hollywood, Florida with a 4-1 decision over Althea Martin of New York City.  As in the quarter finals, Leddy applied constant pressure to wear down her opponent.  Leddy will fight No. 1 ranked Carrie Berry of Fort Carson, Colorado in the finals Saturday night.

Portland Boxing Club welterweight, Lisa Kuronya, the reigning U.S. Champion and the defending National Golden Gloves Champion, won by walk-over when her opponent decided not to compete.  Kuronya will fight Nicole Woods of Stone Mountain, Georgia, in the finals Saturday night in Hollywood, Florida. 

Portland Women Boxers Advance in National Golden Gloves

Portland Boxing Club lightweight, Liz Leddy, advanced to the semi-finals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament held in Hollywood, Florida with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Jadea Patrick of Trenton, NJ.  Liz advances to the semi-finals on Friday against Althea Martin of New York City.

Portland Boxing Club welterweight, Lisa Kuronya, is seeded in the semi-finals on Friday by virtue of her No. 1 ranking.  Lisa is the current US National champion and the National Golden Gloves defending champion. 

Portland Boxing Wins Can-Am Challenge

A team of boxers representing the U.S., made up mostly of Portland Boxing Club members, won the 2007 Can-Am Challenge Cup by a score of 5-2.  The team representing Canada, made up mostly of boxers from Montreal, did score a couple of key victories, including the main event that Rudolph Schiller won by a very close split decision over PBC middleweight, Russell Lamour.  Schiller was named most outstanding of the tournament.

In the co-feature, female U.S. National Welterweight Champion, Lisa Kuronya, looked impressive with a dominating unanimous decision win over Canadian National Silver Medal winner, Desni Boisvert.

Other results in the tournament held at the Stevens Avenue Armory before a near capacity crowd, include:

PBC superlightweight Casey Kramlich won a unanimous decision over Walid Muhammed Ablelaziz.

Lightweight Lucia Larcinese won by split decision over Liz Leddy of the PBC.

Superlightweight Dan O'Connor, of Framingham, Mass, won by unanimous decision over Mikiel Zevski.

Welterweight Jason Quirk won by split decision over Pierre Luc Vielleux.

Lightheavyweight Edwin Rodriguez of Worchester, Mass won by TKO in the fourth round over Sebastian Bouchard.

In a non-tournament bout, heavyweight Keith Derrig of the PBC won a unanimous decision over Oscar Bergante of Lawrence, Mass.

 Another Portland Boxer Gets National Rating 

Portland Boxing Club flyweight, Jorge Abiague, a New England Flyweight and Batamweight Champion, received recognition from USA Boxing in its latest release of the top ten boxers in the country.  Abiague was rated No. 10 in the flyweight division by virtue of his performances in the U.S. Championship (held in Colorado in June) and the National Golden Gloves Championship (held in Tennessee in May) by defeating the No. 5 rated fighter in the country.  Abiague also won the Region One Championship which includes New York, New Jersey and New England. 

Abiague, along with other members of the PBC, will next appear at the Portland vs. Montreal Can-Am Challenge to be held on June 23 at the Stevens Avenue Armory in Portland.  For more information, call 761-0975.  Advance tickets sold at Bruno's Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland, Me.


Portland Female Boxer Wins U.S. Championship


Portland Boxing Club welterweight, Lisa Kuronya, won the U.S. National Championship for the second year in a row by stopping Britany Inkrote of Red Lion, PA  15 seconds into the third round.  Kuronya also won the 2006 National Golden Gloves Championship, she is the Captain of the U.S. Women's Boxing Team, and will next travel to Brazil for international competition.


Portland Boxing Club Suffers Another Close Loss

 

Flyweight Jorge Abiague, fighting out of the Portland Boxing Club, lost 14-13 (computer scoring) to Tim Ibarra of Brighton, Colorado at the U.S. National Championships held this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Last month, Middleweight Russell Lamour lost a one point decision in the Eastern Olympic Trials in Florida.

Female Welterweight Lisa Kuronya boxes Nicole Woods of Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday in her bid to defend her national championship. The No. 1 ranked Kuronya is also Captain of the U.S. Women's Boxing Team.



Two Portland Boxers Head to Nationals 

 

Two Portland Boxing Club boxers leave today for the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to compete in the U.S. National Championships. 

Female Welterweight Lisa Kuronya will be defending her championship and No. 1 ranking that she won last year.  She later added the National Golden Gloves Championship. She is also currently the Captain of the U.S. Women's Boxing Team and has competed in Argentina and India as part of that team.

Flyweight Jorge Abiague, who will be wrapping up his amateur career, will also try to win the National Championship before turning pro this fall.  Both boxers qualified for the Nationals by winning the New England Championship, as well as Region One Championship which includes New York, New Jersey, and New England.

Portland Boxer's Olympic Hopes Dashed

Portland Boxing Club Middleweight, Russell Lamour, has experienced success and disappointment in his boxing career.  Nothing is quite as disappointing, however, as his recent loss.  Lamour, competing in his 49th bout, lost an 8-7 (computer scoring) decision to Dante Moore of South Euclid, Ohio.  This was not just another loss; it was at the Eastern Olympic Trials held in Cocoa Beach, Florida this week, eliminating Lamour from any possible hope of competing in the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, China.

Maine Boxer Edged Out at Nationals

At the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions held in Chattanooga, TN, Portland Boxing Club (PBC) Flyweight Jorge Abiague fought a top ten (USA) ranked boxer for the second day in a row; Abiague came up short, losing a close decision to Louie Padilla of Las Vegas, NV.  Abiague, representing Team New England came off an impressive win on Tuesday, defeating 5th ranked Bruno Escalante.  Abiague will have one more chance at a National title in June at the US National Championships in Colorado Springs, CO.
  

Portland Boxing Club Boxer Enters Nationals

Portland Boxing Club (PBC) Flyweight Jorge Abiague advanced in the National Golden Gloves Championships in Chattanooga, TN, Wednesday night.  Abiague, New England Golden Gloves Champion, won by unanimous decision over Bruno Escalante, a Hawaii native boxing out of Michigan and nationally rated No. 5.  Abiague advances to the Quarterfinals Thursday night to fight the winner of the bout between Louie Padilla of Las Vegas, NV and Julian Ramthal of New York City.

West Portland vs. East Portland

The Third Annual Portland, Oregon vs. Portland, Maine boxing showdown was a classic seesaw battle between the Portland (Maine) Boxing Club and a team of boxers from the Northwest in show held Saturday night at the Governor's Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  The crowd was treated to hotly contested fights in every bout, with each team swapping wins and making it 3-3 going into the final bout.

The best was yet to come in the five-round middleweight main event between Portland, Maine's Russell Lamour and Mike Gavronski from Bellevue, Washington.  Lamour boxed nicely in the first round and really piled up what seemed like an insurmountable lead in the second and third rounds.  But the ever-charging Gavronski caught up with Lamour in the fourth, dominating the round.  Gavronski continued charging ahead in the fifth, but Lamour kept his cool under fire and got back on track moving and jabbing in what looked to be a hard fought win for Lamour.  Two of the judges agreed; however, the other three gave the West Coast boxer the nod, giving Gavronski a split decision win.  That win gave the West Portland team a measure of revenge for last year's 6-1 near sweep by the Maine team.  However, Maine still maintains a 13-9 edge in bouts over the three years in the sister city clash held annually in downtown Portland, Oregon.

In other action Saturday night, Lightweight Gabriel Pineda of Hillsboro, Oregon, won by split decision over Casey Kramlich (Portland Boxing Club).  Heavyweight Alexis Santos (PBC) won by unanimous decision over Joe Reynosa of Vancouver, Washington.  Super lightweight Fernando Cisneros of Rochester, Oregon, won by unanimous decision over Nick Stevens (PBC).  Welterweight Lisa Kuronya (PBC) won by unanimous decision over Grace Parks of Bellingham, Washington.  Welterweight John Peak of Tacoma, Washington, won by unanimous decision over Jason Quirk (PBC).  Lightweight Liz Leddy won by decision over Laura Valent of Portland, Oregon.

Lamour Wins Again 

Portland Boxing Club's Middleweight, Russell Lamour, again looked impressive with a nice display of boxing skills, outpointing Derrick Couture of Haverhill, Mass.  Couture looked strong and aggressive, but was smartly out-boxed by Lamour, who was the much faster boxer.  Lamour took a clear-cut unanimous decision and was named outstanding boxer of the night at the Searsport Regional High School in Searsport, Maine.  Lamour will box next in Portland, Oregon, on April 19, and then again in Cocoa Beach, Florida beginning May 6 for the Eastern Olympic Trials.

PBC Female Continues Winning Ways

Portland Boxing Club Welterweight, Lisa Kuronya, won a unanimous decision over Peggy Morgan of Manchester, NH, Friday night in Andover, Massachusetts. Kuronya again looked impressive landing strong combinations against a very game but out-classed Morgan, winning by unanimous decision.  The bout was a re-match of the New England Championship held a month ago, which Kuronya also won.  Kuronya moved up a weight class to stay busy in preparation to defend her U.S. National Championship and National Golden Gloves Championship that she won last year.

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