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2008 SC State Silver Gloves
December 3, 2008
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Amateur boxers, DeAndre’ Robinson-Neal and Timothy Hunter Jr. will be fighting at the SC State Silver Gloves Tournament at the North Augusta Boxing Club December 6th at 7pm. For more information, contact Noah or Joanne Newman at 803-593-6382.

2008 SC State Silver Gloves
December 3, 2008
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Amateur boxer Daniel Powell will be fighting at the SC State Silver Gloves Tournament hosted by the North Augusta Boxing Club this Saturday December 6th at 7pm. For more information, contact Noah or Joanne Newman at 803-593-6382.

USA-SC Amateur Boxing Newsletter - November 2008
December 3, 2008

 
 

(DEC 3) Applications for registering your club will be available from Harry Murphy Noember 1st, the fee will be $20, if turned in before January 1st. Thanks to the grant that Pres. Billy Sharpe applied for and recived from USA Boxing. He also got scales for weigh-ins that will be taken to each show. If you have not gotten your form for renewing the registration for your club contact Harry Murphy..Full Details

“Explosion over the Midlands” Boxing Event
Photos by Billy Stanick
October 24, 2008
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(OCT 24) Yesterday the press conference was held for the upcoming boxing event, “Explosion over the Midlands” boxing show, that will take place at the Township Auditorium. The conference was held at the Sheraton Hotel, 100 Main St., in Columbia, SC. Photo Gallery with a Flash Photo Slideshow

Colazzo Stops Jordan in 8
September 29, 2008

 

(SEPT 29) Former welterweight champion Luis Collazo stopped the durable Russell Jordan in the eighth round of a scheduled eight-round bout. Collazo landed sharp combinations to the head and body of Jordan. On a number of occasions, Collazo would momentarily stun Jordan with shots to the head. Jordan came to fight and at times..Full Story

Sumter Optimist Club Boxing Show -Saturday- December 13, 2008 - 7:30 p.m.  

(DEC 2) On December 13, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., at the W. Burke Watson Optimist Gym, on the corner of Church and Pine Streets near Riley Ball Park in Sumter South Carolina, there will be an amateur boxing show. Admission- $10.00 Adults and $5.00 Students. Boxer Weigh ins will be held at the Gym between 4:00-6:30pm. Full details

World Champion Boxer Luis Collazo Opens training Camp at Whiterock
December 1, 2008
 

(DEC 1) World Champion Boxer Luis Collazo will be back in Columbia South Carolina training at the nationally recognized Whiterock Boxing Gym as his place of choice in preparation for his upcoming World Title Fight. Collazo will be facing WBC World Champion Andre Berto in January for the most coveted belt in the world, the...Full Story
 
Paul Williams punishes
Verno Phillips!

By Andrew Stokes
December 1, 2008
 

After surviving a nasty cut above his eye caused by an accidental head butt, Aiken, South Carolina native, Paul “The Punisher” Williams” went on to score an eight round TKO over 39-year-old three-time champion Verno Phillips (42-11-1, 21 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO interim 154lb title on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. With the win Williams moves to (36-1, 26 KOs) and continues his assault on anyone campaigning from 147-160 pounds.
 

Palmetto Boxing
Presents Fight Night At The Radisson 2

For more information please
call- (803)413-7129


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(NOV 19) Promoter Andrew Stokes of Palmetto Boxing is proud to announce their second Fight Night at the Radisson Boxing Show with the Radisson Hotel Columbia. This new and exciting relationship has allowed us to continue bringing the best in professional boxing to the Metro Area in a Ballroom Style Boxing setting. Our Next show at the Radisson is scheduled for Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel Columbia located at 2100 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210. The event will include a fan base of military and civilian patrons from the Southeast area.  The show will feature 2 time WBA Super Welterweight Champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms.  Full Story

Camden Toughman Show
November 3, 2008

Video Streaming of Event!
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(NOV 3) This weekend in Camden, South Carolina, there was an exciting Toughman Show that took place, and promoted by Brock Williams.  Check out the Video Streaming of the show, and huge photo gallery! Video by Billy Stanick

Williams Destroys Kolle in round one
September 26, 2008
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WBO welterweight champion Paul 'The Punisher' Williams (35-1, 26 KOs) destroyed Andy Kolle (17-2, 12 KOs) in round one on Thursday night at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California. A huge right hook sealed the deal for Kolle at 1:37 of the first round. Congratulations Paul.

WBO Welterweight World Champion Paul Williams Fights on the Versus Network
September 26, 2008
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WBO Welterweight World Champion, Paul “The Punisher” Williams (33-1), will be moving up in weight to face the dangerous Andy Kolle (17-1). The fight will take place live on Versus TV this Thursday September 25, 2008. The show will take place at the Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, California. Williams will be fighting at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds which is nothing new for him as he has fought at this weight on at least a dozen occasions. Promoter Andrew Stokes will be in attendance showing his support for his long time friend and South Carolina Native Williams.

Rachel Clark Fights to draw in Costa Rica
By Andrew Stokes /Team Clark
September 18, 2008
 

(SEPT 18) Super hot prospect Rachel Clark on a quest to fight the best up and coming fighters in the world packed her bags and headed south to Costa Rica along with Palmetto Boxing’s head trainer Dominic Robinson-Neal. They went to take on who is considered the top boxer in their country, Hanna Gabriel. Gabriel had her work cut out for her when the undefeated fighter, (3-0), chose Rachel as her opponent for their September 13, 2008 showdown.   Full Story

World Class Fighter Trains at Whiterock
September 18, 2008
 

(SEPT 18)  Former WBA Welterweight World Champion Luis Collazo has just wrapped up another successful training camp at the now nationally recognized Whiterock Boxing Gym. Collazo is ranked #1 in the world and is the mandatory challenger for current WBA Champion Andre Berto. Their title fight should take place in mid January 2009. Both fighters will first have to win their upcoming tune-up fights. They will both be fighting different opponents on the under card of the upcoming Don King promoted mega fight between...Full Story

Top Ten Rising Stars in Women’s Boxing!
By Sue TL Fox -WBAN
September 3, 2008
 
(SEPT 3) WBAN [Women Boxing Archive Network] ran a Boxing Poll in August giving the Boxing Community an opportunity to give their input as to who they thought were the TOP TEN RISING STARS in the sport. WBAN divided two lists with the first list of the top ten who had 10 fights or less, and/or was an amateur. The second list were the top ten boxers who had over 10 professional fights. These boxers should be extremely proud, being picked by boxing fans out of literally thousands of women boxers both pro and amateur.  Check out the Top Ten!
 
Fight Night at the Radisson
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(AUG 14) Fight Night at the Radisson played to a sold out crowd!  Take a look at some of the pictures from the event.  The boxing event took place on Saturday, August 9, 2008.

Simms’ greatest hits collection tops McFail
By PATRICK OBLEY - pobley@thestate.com
August 12, 2008
 
 

It was exactly what Travis Simms hoped it would be.  After a tumultuous year outside the ring, the two-time former WBA light middleweight champion scored a unanimous decision against journeyman Mike McFail on Saturday night at the Radisson on Bush River Road.  "This is all I wanted. I needed to get some rounds," Simms said. "I was looking for rounds and (McFail) is a durable guy. I could have knocked him out, but I needed to get in my work."..Full Story

Paul “The Punisher” Williams to attend Fight Night at the Radisson
August 5, 2008
 

(AUG 5) Promoter Andrew Stokes (Palmetto Boxing) has just confirmed that WBO Welterweight Champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams will be in attendance this Saturday August 9th 2008 at the Radisson Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina. Former two time WBA Super Welterweight Champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms will headline a spectacular night of boxing. Williams will be in attendance to show..Full Story

Letter to the WBC
August 5, 2008
Photo by Heath Hamacher
 

Dear Mr. Sulaiman and Board of Governors, It has come to our attention that there is a proposed fight being made between WBC Welterweight champion Andre Berto and Steve Forbes. It has been our position for some time now, that we are ready, willing, and able to fight Berto for the WBC Welterweight title. If we have to fight an elimination bout or bouts to be afforded the opportunity, than so be it.  Full Letter

Columbia lands Simms comeback  - Capital city earns its biggest card in years as former champ begins his return to the ring
-PATRICK OBLEY
pobley@thestate.com
©The State
July 20, 2008
 

A big fish is coming to this small boxing pond.  The first step on former WBA light middleweight champion Travis Simms' road to redemption will be taken in Columbia on Aug. 9 as the headliner of a card at the Radisson on Bush River Road. It's a big step up in competition and venue for the local boxing scene, which arguably has not played host to a boxer of Simms' caliber since the late 1980s.  Full Story

Timothy (TJ) Hunter JR wins 2008 Ringside Summer Classic
June 29, 2008
 

Palmetto Boxing’s Timothy Hunter Jr. added another belt to his collection by out classing the competition in one of the Southeast’s largest amateur boxing tournaments. The 2008 Ringside Summer Classic was held this past weekend in Augusta Ga. Particpants competed over four days for the chance to win custom Ringside belts and be crowned 2008 Summer Classic Champion. TJ won the 101 pound 13&14 year old weight class. Congratulations Timothy for a job well done.

Palmetto Boxing Presents Fight Night At The Radisson
June 29, 2008
 

Dear Potential Sponsor, Palmetto Boxing is proud to announce their partnership with the Radisson Hotel Columbia. This new and exciting relationship will allow us to continue bringing the best in professional boxing to the Metro Area in a Ballroom Style Boxing setting. With our new partnership come exciting and new sponsorship opportunities, with packages that allow...Full Story

Palmetto Boxing Heavyweight Joseph Rabotte stops Derek Walker in round two. June 29, 2008  

(JUNE 29) Congratulation to Palmetto Boxing Heavyweight Joseph Rabotte on a spectacular second round stoppage of undefeated heavyweight Derek Walker. Rabotte controlled the action from the beginning with a solid jab and powerful counter rights. Rabotte was quicker to the punch on every exchange as Walker spent most of the two rounds adjusting his trunks. Rabotte came into the fight 15 pounds lighter and it showed. ....Full Story

Palmetto Boxing Sponsor Host Free Camp For Kids
June
25, 2008
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(JUNE 25) Jimmy McLemore owner of Maximum Air Flow and Executive Director of GHP Kids Camp hosted his first outdoor fishing camp. The kids enjoyed a fun filled weekend learning about nature, fishing and boating. The camp was held on a sprawling 200+ acre parcel that Jimmy set aside especially for his Non-Profit Kids Camp. We at Palmetto Boxing and Whiterock Boxing would...Full Story

Stanick Crew enjoy day at the track with Lt. Governor Andre Bauer
June
23, 2008
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(JUNE 23) Employees from Stanick Sheetmetal & Roofing and Palmetto Boxing Promoter Andrew Stokes got a chance to spend a day at the race track in support of Lt. Governor Andre Bauer. The crew got a chance to ride in authentic Nascar Racing Cars with drivers that took them in excess of 180 miles around one of the South’s most popular race tracks Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte..Full Story

Williams “Punishes Quintana
June 15, 2008
 

(JUNE 15) South Carolina’s own Paul "The Punisher" Williams (34-1, 25 KOs) recaptured the WBO welterweight title with a first round blistering of Carlos Quintana (25-2, 19 KOs). Williams dropped Quintana twice and finally ended Quintana’s reign as champion with strong...Full Story

Palmetto Boxing Trio Win Titanium Glove
June 14, 2008
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(JUNE 14)Palmetto Boxing would like to congratulate Team Palmetto for winning three Titanium Glove Belts at the 2008 Titanium Gloves Championship in Summerville South Carolina.  Angel Gladney, Timothy Hunter Jr. and DeAndre Robinson-Neal won the three month tournament by scoring more points than everyone in their respective weight classes. The win is just another accolade to be added to the...Full Story

Witherspoon Falls Short In Gallant Effort Against Jason Estrada
May 26, 2008
 

(MAY 26) CBO Heavyweight Champion Moutrie Witherspoon 14-2-8KO on five days notice stepped up to the plate and stood toe to toe with one of the best Heavyweights in the world, Jason Estrada 13-1-3KO, the bout was controversy stopped midway through the 7th round by referee Joey Lopino, when it seemed Estrada was starting to tire. . Full Story

Boswell defeats Page
May 26, 2008
 

(MAY 26) Heavyweight Prospect Cedric Boswell moved to 26-1 with 20 KOs after defeating the tough and game Zack Page (15-20-1, 5 KOs) in Memphis Tenn. on Friday May 23rd. Boswell controlled the fight with a great jab early on that allowed him to cruise.....Full Story

Witherspoon Fans Disappointed
April 28, 2008
 

(APR 28) All of Moultrie Witherspoon’s friends and fans were disappointed to learn the fight with J.D. Chapman scheduled for May 3, 2008 in Paris, Arkansas was cancelled. We were informed by e-mail that Chapman injured his arm and it would take about a month to heal. This is the second time in two months that the fight was cancelled after having signed contracts. This was a big disappointment but we also understand that this is the nature of the boxing game. Moultrie will continue to train and be ready to fight all comers. We sincerely hope when J.D.’s arm heals, Scott Hirsch will still honor our agreement and allow J.D. to fight Moultrie.

Mike “Showboat” English
1/4/1959 – 4/17/2008
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Legendary fighter and trainer Mike “Showboat” English succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer yesterday, April 17, 2008. Mike will be dearly missed by all of his friends and family in the boxing world and beyond. Our sincere condolences go out to his family as they grieve the lost of their love one. Whiterock Boxing will post a special tribute on this site dedicated to the memory of Mike in the coming days. Please bear with us as we are also grieving the loss of our “Champ’ Mike “Showboat” English.  Mike English’s funeral was held at 12p.m on April 25, 2008 at the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road.
 
Camden Tough Man
a Big Hit

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(APR 11) Gladiator boxing hosted a great tough man contest this past weekend March 28th & 29th at the Rhames Arena in Camden, SC. Fans and fighters from all over showed up in great numbers to show support for their favorite fighter. Check out the photo gallery for all the exciting scenes from the show. Flash Photo Slideshow  Photo Gallery

Witherspoon Goes To Chapman’s Back Yard. Says He’s Not Afraid
April 9, 2008

(APR 9) CBO Heavyweight Champion Moultrie Witherspoon will take a major step up in competition when he goes to Paris, Arkansas to face off against the highly rated and undefeated heavyweight prospect J.D. Chapman. Chapman, an Arkansas native, rated #15 WBC, #12 WBA, #8 WBO is 29-0(26ko) and coming off of a second round knockout of undefeated Rich Boruff. Witherspoon sporting a 14-1(8ko) record is also coming off of a spectacular second round..Full Story

Shane Benfield Battles Peter
Manfredo in Rhode Island

March 14, 2008
 

South Carolina native Shane, “The Irish Hit Man”, Benfield will Face off against Contender runner up and Rhode Island resident Peter,” The Pride of Providence” Manfredo. Benfield , in his quest to fight the best in the world, didn’t think twice about going to Manfredo’s back yard to fight. Benfield looks at this as an opportunity to show the world that he is willing to go anywhere at any time to fight the elite boxers. Manfredo is one of the most recognized names in boxing and a win over him will catapult Benfield’s career...Full Story

The “Punisher” Punishes and Witherspoon Thrills with stunning KO
By PATRICK OBLEY
Pobley(at)thestate.com
February 17, 2008
 

With one “Punisher” looking on, another ascended to the Carolinas Boxing Organization welterweight title Saturday night at Jamil Temple.
Omar “The Punisher” Pena knocked out Kenrick Watkins with a vicious right at the 2:37 mark of the fourth round. Applauding the feat from among the crowd of 1,500 was Paul “The Punisher” Williams, the former WBO welterweight champion.“This means so much. I trained very, very, very hard for this,” Pena said. “My jab helped me out a lot. (Watkins) was running around and I was able to track him down.” 
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Pre-Fight Party for Super Brawl 2008 at the Dockside Marina Restaurant!
February 13, 2008
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(FEB 13) This week a party was held at the Dockside Marina Restaurant for the pre-fight celebration for the upcoming Super Brawl 2008. To check out the gallery of photos, go here!

Heavyweight Champion Moultrie Witherspoon Fights Twice In Two Weeks
January 23, 2008
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(JAN 23) CBO Heavyweight Champion Moultrie Witherspoon will travel to West Virginia on February 1st to battle the tough and durable Jason Bergman in a 6 round bout. Just two weeks later on February 16, Witherspoon will defend his CBO Heavyweight title in an 8 round main event title fight against D.C. native Jed Phipps at the upcoming Super Brawl. The show will take place at the Jamil ..Full Story

CBO Light Heavyweight Champion Thomas Brown on ESPN Friday January 11, 2008
January 7, 2008
 

(JAN 7) CBO Light Heavyweight Champion Thomas Brown will step up in competition when he faces #11 ranked Sabastien Demers. Brown has defended his CBO title twice in Columbia, SC in 2007. Once when he stopped undefeated Robert Dunton at Summer Showdown and again when he defeated the tough and durable Mike Rayner at Fall Brawl 2. Demers sports a solid 22-1 record with his only..Full Story

Timothy Hunter Jr. Wins Regional Silver Gloves, Advances to the Nationals
January 7, 2008
 

(JAN 7) Timothy Hunter Jr. advanced to the National Silver Gloves Championships by winning his first Regional Silver Gloves Title. TJ, as he is known by his friends, will represent Palmetto Boxing and the Whiterock Boxing Gym in the upcoming national tournament. Tournament participants will include fighters from across United States, boxing for a chance to be called National Champion.  Full Story

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

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