Saturday, June 2, 2012

Paul Williams Had His Surgery

Paul Williams’ promoter says the boxer is resting Friday night following surgery to stabilize his spine.
Promoter Dan Goossen said the surgery lasted 6 ½ hours Friday night.

Goossen said the surgery “went as planned” and doctors said they would talk with Williams about the procedure on Saturday.
The 30-year-old Williams severed his spinal cord when he was thrown from his motorcycle Sunday morning in Marietta, Ga. Police said he was driving too fast for conditions.
Williams’ manager, George Peterson, said the former welterweight champion has no movement from the waist down.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mayweather's Time To Do Time

Super Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned himself in Friday to begin serving an 87 day jail sentence for domestic abuse charges. Mayweather was accompanied to the courtroom by close friend 50 Cent, adviser Leonard Ellerbe and his cut-man Raphael Garcia.

Mayweather Jr. is lead away in handcuffs at the Clark County Regional Justice Center as he surrenders to serve a three month jail sentence at the Clark County Detention Center on June 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather pleaded guilty in December to attacking his ex-girlfriend while teo of their children watched in September 2010.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Paul Williams Surgery Postponed Until Friday

Williams was originally scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday after being involved in a serious motorcycle accident on Sunday. The surgery was changed to Thursday, but now it's postponed until the end of the week. It was said that Williams would be transferred to another hospital to undergo surgery on Friday. "Paul believes he'll overcome this and walk again. This is the battle he has to overcome now, and when I hear Paul's voice, I know there's a shot. If there's a little opening to make this better, Paul will find it. He did not know why a surgery planned for Wednesday was postponed. He says Williams is talking and remains upbeat and determined to resume his career." Goossen said.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Layin Down The Law

Jeter Promotions along with Club One Fitness will be hosting one of the best and largest amateur shows in Maryland. The event will take place June 16, 2012 at Club One Fitness 1131 Benfield  Blvd, Ste. M-Q, Millersvillem Md 21108. The tickets prices are $35 at the door and $50 VIP Seating. The card will feature lots of talented Club One fighter and also 2010 National Golden Gloves Champion Mike Reed from the Dream Team Boxing Gym located in Clinton, Md. So come out to enjoy some of the best amateur talent mix it up inside the ring on June 16, 2012 at Club One Fitness.

For more information call: 410-729-3900

Baltimore-Philadelphia Match-Up Set June 8, 2012

Jake Smith of Baltimore Boxing Promotions will be hosting an Olympic Style Tournament Friday June 8, 2012 at the Du Burns Arena located in Baltimore Maryland. The tournament will feature some some the best young fighters from Baltimore against the young fighters from Philadelphia. All the bouts are sanctioned by USA Boxing.

Featured Bouts
Jerome Featherstone VS Darius Vann
East Coast Championship
Joey Veazy VS Steven Valentin
A.J. Williams VS Bobby Sha
P.J. Pross VS Ryan Morton
Omar Barnes VS Jonathon Acosa
Joe Perez VS Logan Trout
Chuponn VS Angel Ortiz

Keystone Boxing Promotions Next Event


 Du Burns Arena​
         JUNE 16, 2012
Location: Baltimore, Md
Doors Open 7:00pm, First Bell 8:00PM

Featured Fighters:

Venroy "Hard Work" July (10-0-2, 4 KOs)
James "Keep'em Sleepin" Stevenson (15-0, 10 KOs) 
Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines (2-0, 0 KOs)
Harold "Sweet Lee" Parker (1-0, 1 KO)
Brady Sensibaugh (Pro Debut) 
Jeremy Trussell (Pro Debut)
Go to: to purchase tickets.

Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson Boxing Hall of Fame Home

Three-time world champion Mark"Too Sharp" Johnson will be permanently enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Johnson will be the first DC born boxer to be placed in the Hall of Fame. The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced the 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will be held on June 7-10, 2012 in Canastota, NY.Johnson's induction class includes former world champion Thomas "Hitman" Hearns, legendary trainer Freddie Roach, noted ring announcer Michael Buffer, prolific boxing writer Michael Katz and well-known boxing commentator Al Bernstein.  Mark Johnson made his DC debut with a first-round knockout over Wayne Johnson in January of 1991. While Johnson was very successful fighting in the DC area. After winning his next 12 bouts Johnson and his father/trainer Ham Johnson had to elevate his career. The Flyweight division (112 pounds) was not plentiful on the East Coast so  Johnson headed west and signed a contract with Forum Boxing of Los Angeles, CA.  In California, Johnson fought against Alberto "Raton" Jimenez of Mexico on May 18, 1993 at the old Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA. The two battled for 12 solid rounds before Johnson won a split decision and his first regional title – the WBA Penta-Continental Flyweight championship. Johnson vacated the IBF Flyweight title and captured the vacant IBF Super Flyweight championship in his home town on April 24, 1999 at the MCI (now Verizon) Center, defeating Ratanachai Sor Vorapin by 12-round decision.
Johnson fought as a Flyweight, Super Flyweight, and Bantamweight with a record of 44-5 (28KO's)

Paul Williams Will Accept The Outcome Of His Surgery

When Paul Williams entered the hospital it was thought that his surgery would be scheduled for today (Wednesday). He will have it Thursday. This surgery the doctors will perform is to stabilize the upper spin because the lower spinal cord was crushed in the accident. Williams' chances of walking again are quite low. However, there's always a chance and more will be learned after Thursdays' surgery. Paul Williams will be facing a long period of recovery after the surgery and only then it will be understood his chances of being able to walk again.

Williams said "We had a big fight against (Saul Alvarez) supposed to be coming up. I'm sorry that it got pushed back, but that's alright. That's the way the cookie crumbles...I'm going to be walking, I know that. That's how I feel. If I can't walk, then oh well...I'll be on a boat fishing."

Paul 'The Punisher' Williams Scheduled for Surgery Today


Two-time welterweight champion Paul Williams was paralyzed in a  motorcycle crash near Atlanta on Sunday while driving to his brother's wedding. 

‘From the waist down, he has absolutely no movement. He's in very good spirits, though,’ said Williams’ manager, George Peterson. ‘He still believes he's going to fight again.’
Williams, 30, severed his spinal cord after landing on his back and head when he was thrown off his bike in Marietta, Georgia, according to Peterson. On Monday, Williams has been listed in serious but stable condition.
The collision happened at around 8am after Williams, who was wearing a helmet, tried to avoid another car in the next lane that was negotiating a curve and then had to maneuver to avoid an oncoming car. 
It was reported that Williams was doing about 75 miles per hour when he lost control of the motorcycle, flew several feet in the air and landed on his back on the road. Peterson said one of the drivers of the other cars called 911.
Williams, who lives about an hour outside of Atlanta, was heading to the home of one of his other brothers to get ready for the wedding that had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
‘I know he's going to make a statement after surgery on Wednesday, because he's that kind of person,’ Peterson said. 'He's 100 per cent coherent and still has the will to want to get back on the motorcycle.'
The surgery is meant to stabilize the portion of Williams' spine that is still intact to allow him to move his hands, arms, torso and head. 
Williams was scheduled to fight the popular Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on September 15 in Las Vegas, but that event has been canceled on Monday, Peterson said.
‘There's no thinking about any fights right now except for the fight that's facing Paul right now - to get movement back in his body and keep the movement that's above his waist,’ said Williams’ long-time promoter, Dan Goossen.
Although doctors have said it unlikely that Williams will ever walk again, Peterson said he continues to hope that the boxer's career is not over.
‘I want to think along with him, `cause I've seen him do things in his boxing career that shouldn't have happened,’ he said.
While not a household name, Williams has been hailed as one of the most versatile and unusual athletes in boxing, making him a highly undesirable opponent for the world's best fighters during his lengthy, successful career.
The 30-year-old boxer, who stands at six feet, two inches, has competed effectively in an impressive three weight classes against much shorter foes, even comfortably making the 147-pound welterweight limit despite his lanky frame.
Williams won his first major welterweight title in July of 2007 with a decision over Antonio Margarito. 
He struggled to land fights with the sport's biggest stars because of his pronounced size advantages, a high-volume punching rate and his relative anonymity, but was considered one of the world's top pound-for-pound stars, earning him the nickname ‘The Punisher’.
He earned victories over Carlos Quintana, Winky Wright, Sergio Martinez and Kermit Cintron, but Martinez abruptly stopped Williams' rise in November of 2010 with a second-round victory in their rematch.
Williams ended up face down on the canvas with his eyes wide open in perhaps the most spectacular knockout in recent boxing history.
Williams was unimpressive in his next two fights, but his bout with Alvarez at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden was billed as his return to the big time - and a chance to win 21-year-old Alvarez's WBC 154-pound belt.
‘We want his fans to know he's going to be all right and he'll be back,’ Peterson said. ‘He said if he wasn't going to be boxing, he's going to be a stand-up comedian.’
The manager added that if today's surgery goes well, Williams would remain hospitalized for a few weeks before moving to a rehabilitation center.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Johnny Tapia Found Dead

Five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia was found dead in his Albuquerque, New Mexico, home at the age of 45.

Tapia, who was as renowned for his cocaine use and traumatic childhood as he was for his boxing talent, was found dead late Sunday night, police said. The cause of death was not yet known.Albuquerque police were called to Tapia's house late Sunday, where they found the boxer unconscious, said Albuquerque Police spokesman Robert Gibbs. He later died.Brandishing a tattoo of his alias - Mi Vida Loca, or "My Crazy Life" - Tapia rose to prominence in the late 80s, and eventually won five world boxing championships in three weight classes: super flyweight, bantamweight, and featherweight.His final professional boxing record was 59 wins, five losses, and two draws. Thirty of his wins were knock-outs.In 2007 he planned a comeback bout against Ilido Julio dubbed "The Final Fury." A month later he was found unconscious of a cocaine overdose and was eventually taken into custody for violating his parole stemming from a prior cocaine offense.Tapia was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His father was murdered when his mother was pregnant with him, and his mother was later brutally murdered when he was 8 years old.

Paul "The Punisher" Williams Faces His Biggest Fight Ever

Monday, May 28, 2012

 In a decorated career in the boxing ring, Paul Williams picked up three belts and the nickname, "The Punisher." Now, Williams has a bigger fight ahead.
After a Sunday morning motorcycle crash near Atlanta, Williams is likely paralyzed from the waist down.
Manager George Peterson reported that Paul Williams is in the hospital with a surgery scheduled for Wednesday. That surgery will be to stabilize the healthy upper half of his spine by putting a protective wall around it.
Williams was schedule to fight Saul Alvarez for the WBC Light Middleweight title Sept. 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The product of the Aiken Boxing Club has a career record of 41-2-0, with 27 knockouts. He's the two-time holder of the WBO Welterweight championship and has held the WBO Light Middleweight belt once.