March 27th 2015 at the Quiet Cannon, Montebello California
All Star Boxing's - "Battle of the Rising Stars"
There was a rumble in Montebello last Friday night, during our main event, when a fit looking John Hayes (4-1-4), who coming off another split decision tie, was hungry for a win, ran up against the experienced Gaku Takahashi (13-5-1 w/ 7 KO) on a two win streak. The reslut is a battle of wills as the larger Hayes has to adapt his game plan to a quick moving, hard hitting Takahashi.
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We took a trip today to Freddy Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, CA with Ed Holmes of All Star Promotions to look at one of his up and coming fighters, Johnny Reyes (4-0). Reyes was there, where he usually trains, sparring in preparation of Ed's Battle of the Rising Stars event at Quiet Cannon on March 27th, 2015.
Arriving at the Wild Card facility, which is world famous and a home to Manny Pacquiao, you would never even notice the place. However, if your able to get in, you will realize the rich history and gritty feel it has. Lots of nostalgia here.. walls covered with stuff. We were able to snap a few photos as guests of Ed, but cameras are not welcomed.
Now to the reason we were there, to see Johnny Reyes, a southpaw in the lightweight division out of Palmdale CA. What we saw was an impressive display of power and sharp technique, as Reyes sparred for about 20 minutes. It seemed everyone in the room was noticing Reyes. He is coming off an impressive win at the Rumble in the Desert match in Lancaster CA against Alejandro Ochoa, and according to what we saw today should be one to watch in March. Reyes was scheduled to fight Dominic Coca, who is at 8 and 10, but that has been cancelled.
Check out this old punching power meter machine we saw...
"This is the best fight card we have delivered in a long time", said Ed Holmes, founder of All Star Boxing, in reference to tomorrow nights Battle of the Rising Stars Boxing and MMA event in Downtowwn LA, "Its going to be a really fun night!"
Ed and his team have been hard at work putting together the 9 fight event, and he seemed pleased with the weigh in results today.
"Things have come together nicely and we have some great fighters lined up." Ed reported.
One fight Ed likes happens to be the main event of the evening, featuring Ali Gonzalez (6-2) vs. Azat Hohvannesyan (5-1). Both fighters have similar records and have the ability to throw the knockout punch.
There is also a new fighter on the scene that Ed mentioned, Saul Bustos, making his Pro Debut tomorrow night. Saul recently signed with Elite Pro Management, is from right here in LA, and "seems to have that special something," Ed said. "It is one of the great things about the "Battle of the Rising Stars" events, we have had some incredible talent come through our program." Ed continued.
There are also 3 Mixed Martial Arts fights on the card. "We like to provide that mix of both, and we have some legitimate fights lined up." Ed said.
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The best thing about All Star Promotions Battle of the Rising Stars series is just that, the rising stars. And one kid to watch is Sergey Lipinets 2-0 with 1 KO. He has trained in Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, and as Ed Holmes (founder of All Star Boxing) put it earlier today at the weigh in's, this guy is one of the most powerful punchers in the light welterweight division. His opponent is the experienced Rynell Griffin who has boxed in 148 rounds and has a record of 7-21-2 with 2 KO's.
They are scheduled for 6 rounds of Boxing this Friday Night, July 18th at Quiet Cannon Montebello's Event Center.
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