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USA Amateur Boxing Loses Icon. RIP President Billy Sharpe
December 20, 2011

Words cannot express how very sad we are from the Loss of our dear friend Billy Sharpe. All those that knew Bill clearly understand what an inspiration he was to us and the impact he made on our lives and the boxing world. His strength and power stood out in such a way that was truly unforgettable to us. He was a leader amongst leaders, never wavering from his dedication of doing whatever he could to support children and young adults in our amateur boxing program. The boxing world is forever indebted to you.  I join with so many others who knew Bill in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some...More

Eau Claire High School Teenage Phenom “De’Andre Robinson-Neal” Wins First Pro Fight!

 

(December 18, 2011) 17-year-old boxing prodigy, De’Andre Robinson-Neal put on a spectacular display of boxing skills as he demolished hometown favorite Esau Tatum from Arkansas in route to a 4th round TKO Victory. After dropping his opponent in the first round it was evident that De’Andre was in a different class. He showed the poise of a seasoned ring veteran throughout the 4 round fight.  Full Story

Open Letter: Billy Stanick
December 9, 2011

Hello my name is Billy Stanick. I am the President of Stanick Sheet Metal and Roofing and the founder of The White Rock Boxing Gym, a Nonprofit Gym located at 2150 Dutch Fork Rd. I am looking for a small donation of $200 dollars (Gold Sponsor) to help sponsor new rubber flooring for our amateur fighters that train at White Rock. The cost of the mat is $6,000 dollars. Your donation will help offset the cost of the new flooring and other equipment we purchase on a regular basis to replace the old. As you may already know we provide a place for these young men and women to train at no cost to them. All of the expenses associated with keeping the gym up and running come out of pocket. Your support is greatly appreciated. Everyone who donates will receive two raffle tickets valued at $20 dollars each for a chance to win a $5,000 dollar tailgate kitchen made by our company.  Full Details of Letter

Sponsorship: De’Andre “The Matrix” Robinson-Neal
Full Details to become a sponsor

After over 100 amateur bouts and several championships to his credit, 17-year-old De`Andre Robinson-Neal of Columbia SC has decided to take his talents to the next level. De`Andre has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Palmetto Boxing Promotions LLC of Columbia, South Carolina.  De`Andre’s father, Dominic Robinson Neal, a retired undefeated pro boxer, says “It’s time to move to the next level, “De`Andre has done all he desires to do as an amateur boxer. He feels he is stagnant now. He can’t get fights anymore. He’s reduced to doing exhibitions on local pro shows just to get some kind of ring work. It was his desire to go pro. My job as his father, coach, manager and confidant is to support him and make sure he is successful in whatever he wants to do. For the record, I think he is more than ready to move to the next level.” Palmetto Boxing Promotions echoes the father’s sentiments saying “We are proud to have such a talented young fighter as De’Andre as a part of our stable. This is just a continuation of our relationship with him and his family that started when he was just 9 years old. To see his progression...Full Story

Special Letter Sent to Stanick by Joe Wilson, Member of Congress
November 23, 2011
Enlarged Letter

On November 15, 2011, Billy and Linda Stanick of White Rock Boxing, received a letter  of Congratulations from Joe Wilson, Member of Congress for Stanick and his staff at Stanick Sheet Metal and Roofing on being featured in the Lexington County Chronicle and the Dispatch News celebrating 40 years.     

Billy Stanick Buys SERGIO MARTINEZ Autographed Boxing Glove to Support the Retired Boxers Foundation Fundraiser!
By Sue TL Fox
November 23, 2011
Link: WBAN Fundraiser

(NOV 23) WBAN would like to THANK Billy Stanick of White Rock Boxing, for his continued support of RETIRED BOXERS.  He just recently purchased the SERGIO MARTINEZ autographed Glove that we had Sergio sign at the boxing event in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Texas Station Casino.  Stanick also purchase many of the other memorabilia items from the Fundraiser.  WBAN is having a special Fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds are going to the Retired Boxers Foundation, and we will be handing a check directly to Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos at the weigh-in of the biggest fight of the year for women's boxing, Holly Holm vs. Anne-Sophie Mathis, that will take place at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

State Championship Boxing Event -North Augusta PAL
Information Sheet
Large Flyer of event
Entry form

On Saturday, November 19, 2011, State Championship Boxing will take place at the North Augusta boxing Club, 3294 Augusta Road, in Warrenville, South Carolina. Admission is $10, with six and under for free. Featuring males, females, juniors and Novice. Weigh-ins begin at 4:00 p.m.

Tuck Swangers Boxing Event
November 12th
October 31, 2011
Huge Poster

(OCT 31)  On November 12, 2011, the Tuck Swangers Boxing Event will have a boxing event at the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate, 201 Pecan Street, Gaffney, South Carolina. Bell rings at 7:00 p.m., admission $10, ages 8 and under free.

"Trick or Beat" In Albany
October 28, 2011
Source/Fightnews.com

(OCT 28) Tonight at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, in Albany, New York, welterweight Jackie Trivilino will be fighting Angel Gladney in a six rounder.  Here are the Weights for tonight’s Trick or Beat Card from Albany, New York. Ares Promotions Presents Fight NIght VI – “Trick Or Beat”  Empire Convention Center – Under the “Egg” Doors Open at 6 p.m.  Fightnews.com link to all weights and photo

 
Christy Duffell Sequin welcomes 4x World Champion Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway to WACH Fox 57 viewers from Whiterock gym. Christy a specialist in nutrition, personal trainer, and fitness champion steps into the ring with Hollie to throw a few punches and cut off the ring. Watch Christy soak up the instructions from Hot Stuff  and listen to the mitts pop. Christy owner of Defiant nutrition knows what it takes for a healthy lifestyle and Hollie delivers the boxing  techniques it takes to be a champion in the professional boxing world.

Timothy “TJ” Hunter wins Paul Murphy Tournament
October 21, 2011

Congratulations to Timothy “TJ” Hunter for winning the 2011 Paul Murphy Tournament! Your hard work and dedication continues to reward you with great accomplishments in boxing. “TJ” trains at the White Rock Boxing Gym, and we are all so proud of him!

Video: Angel Gladney Working out in White Rock Gym, Billy Stanick Gives a Video overview of the gym!
October 12, 2011

 

Video: Billy Stanick of White Rock Boxing goes One on One with Angel Gladney!
October 12, 2011

 

White Rock Boxing would like to thank the Media!
Huge Photo Album
Photo Flash Slideshow
October 7, 2011


 

White Rock Boxing would like to thank WACH Fox 57, The Lexington Chronicle, WIS TV, and The Irmo News for covering four-time world champion Hollie Dunaway and Angel Gladney sparring at White Rock boxing gym during the week of October 3-7, 2011. Andrew Stokes will be taking Angel Gladney and Marcus Brooks to Albany, New York October 28th. "The Irish Ghost" Chris Fitzpatrick will be the main event.

Dunaway Arriving Columbia, South Carolina on October 2nd for a Special Training Camp at White Rock!
September 30, 2011
Huge Photos of Dunaway

 

(SEPT 30)  Four-timeWorld Champion "Hot Stuff" Hollie Dunaway will be arriving in Columbia SC Sunday October 2nd for a special training camp to help "Non Stop" Angel Gladney prepare for her upcoming fight scheduled for October 28th in Albany NY. All sparing sessions and training will be held at the White Rock Boxing Gym and will be open to all of our sponsors and supporters. We will post all training and sparring times this weekend for the following week. Continue checking the White Rock Site daily for updates and pictures.


Press Release
Conflict MMA Promotions in association with Palmetto Boxing Promotions Present
“Fight Night at the Point2”

Huge Poster of Event
 

“Fight Night at the Point 2” Live Saturday, September, 24th at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Conflict MMA Promotions & Palmetto Boxing Promotions is proud to announce the second show in our exclusive “Fight Night” series o f Mixed Martial Arts and Pro Boxing. This show will feature Pro Boxing, Pro MMA, and amateur MMA in one exciting event.   “FIGHT NIGHT 2” will feature Local Citadel graduate and All-American wrestler Chris McNally, Heavyweight Chad Booth making his pro debut after winning the Heavyweight amateur title in North Carolina, ex-SC State football player “Pharoah” Joe..Full Story
 


Press Release
Caged Chaos Returns for it's Third All-MMA Event

Huge Poster of Event
 

Caged Chaos returns for it's 3rd all MMA event. The last event was a complete sell out with several hundred being turned away. This will be another great night of fights featuring fighters like the current 135 lb SC champion Solo Staley. Along with crowd favorites like Danny Conway, we will have some exciting new local fighters.  We have already sold several VIP tables - only 30 are available. This time the VIPs will have a private red carpet entrance and dedicated servers.  Full Story
 
White Rock Boxer Michael T Burns wins Georgia Games Title
July 26, 2011

Boxing Prodigy Michael Burns won his first title at one of the most prestigious tournaments in the Southeast, The Georgia Games. The two day tournament hosts hundreds of boxers fighting in three different rings from all over the United States, all vying for the elusive Georgia Games Title. Burns a 16 year old rising junior at Dutch Fork, High School in Columbia South Carolina did the unthinkable. He won the Georgia Games in only his third amateur bout. Burns trains at the World renowned White Rock Boxing Gym. He is trained by World Class Trainer Dominic Robinson-Neal. Burns’ parents Lewis and Karen Burns along with his 2 brothers and 2 sisters are extremely proud of his recent accomplishments in boxing. Burns other hobby is football. He played for Dutch Fork in 2010. All of us at White Rock and Palmetto Boxing congratulate Michael on a job well done.

“The Ghost” quiets the barking “Cujo”
July 18, 2011
Huge photo

Chris the “Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick put on a spectacular display of boxing skills as he methodically outboxed Scott “Cujo” Sigmon over 10 rounds, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. Fitzpatrick came out with a determination in his eyes that we’ve never seen before. At the end of round one, it was clear to all that it was going to be a long night for the very outspoken Scott Sigmon. Fitzpatrick dominated in the beginning with a sharp jab, and he never looked back. Sigmon had his moments during the fight, but they were far and few between as the scores reflect. 97-93, 97-93, and a very controversial 95-95. With the win, Fitzpatrick moves to 14-0 and Sigmon falls to a very respectable 16-3. Fitzpatrick emerged as the new UNBC Super Middleweight Champion.

Video Interview
July 14, 2011

(JULY 14) Check out the latest video of Dominic Robinson Neal is the proud father of De'Andre Robinson Neal, who is a 17year old Professional Boxer. Hear the inspiring story!..Link To Video

The Irish Ghost Vows To Quiet The Barking Cujo
July 7, 2011

Chris “The Irish Ghost Fitzpatrick” will finally get the chance to quiet the self proclaimed middleweight/ super middleweight/light heavyweight/cruiserweight, Forest County Champion, Scott “David Haye” Sigmon’s mouth. On July 16, 2011 Fitzpatrick (13-0-0, 5 KOs) from Columbia, South Carolina will meet Sigmon (16-2 no real ko’s) of Forest, Virginia in a 10 round main event fight at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Fitzpatrick understands he will be taking a major step backwards when he steps in the ring with Sigmon, but since he doesn’t have anything planned for the month of July he decided to use Sigmon as a tune-up before his next fight. Our only hope is that Sigmon has developed enough boxing skills over the last couple of months so he at the least looks like a fighter when he gets into the ring, and not the usual amateur toughman fighter we’re accustomed to seeing when he fights. In any event it should still be entertaining. Watching Sigmon eat crow after the fight will be worth every bit of the admission price. On the other hand we truly expect Sigmon to come up with a broken pinky toe excuse to justify why he took such a beating. Enough with all the junk talking. On a serious note, if you really want to see two legitimate prospects showcasing their talents on July 16th, don’t miss Chris “The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick and Lamar Russ who will be fighting on the undercard. The show will also be streamed live on Go Fight Live for $9.99.

Collazo Victorious
By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos: Alex Gorokhov
April 14, 2011

Native New Yorkers Luis Collazo, Mike Ruiz and Rafael Vazquez thrilled a packed house that included former world champions Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi and Iran “The Blade” Barkley at the Oceana Hall in Coney Island, Brooklyn in separate bouts on Wednesday night, each scoring decisive victories over their opponents.  Former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (31-4, 16 KOs) made a successful return to the ring, knocking out journeyman Franklin Gonazalez (13-9, 10 KOs) after only 3 rounds. Collazo (152lbs), fighting at junior middleweight after a two year absence, could not miss, dropping Franklin (151lbs) with a straight left hand at the end of round 2 and twice in round 3 from sharp left uppercuts. Referee Benji Esteves stopped the fight after a well placed left uppercut to the body dropped Gonzalez..Full Story

Red Tillman Passed Away on
Sunday April 10, 2011

For All My Father's Friends & Family,

I hope this email finds you well. Both my Mother and I would prefer to have a more personal way of communicating this message to you: Sarah's Beloved Husband Red passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday April 10, 2011. As you can imagine, things are extremely hectic here in the house-- as my Dad literally had thousands of friends and associates the world over. I would kind refer you to today's Charlotte Observer for Dad's Obituary-- which includes both the times for the visitation (there is no viewing) and the Friday funeral service. The link to Dad's on-line Obituary and Guest Book can be found here:
Obituary: 
Link
 

 

Special Video Footage of Brittany Johnson in Gymnastic Championship Event!
Congratulations to Billy Stanick's  brother-in-law, Jimmy Johnson's, grandaughter, Brittany Johnson, who won the US National Championships (all around championship in Colorado Springs.)
 Brittany Johnson - video on the Balance Beam.Video

 

The Gaffney Boxing Team travels to North Augusta
From the desk of Tuck Swanger

June 28, 2011
 

The Gaffney Boxing team traveled to Warrenville South Carolina the home of The North Augusta Boxing Team, to compete in the 2011 Pal Boxing Matches. We went down hoping to get several of our kids matched up, but only had 3 matches out of 8, we can deal with that when the 3 that did have a match won. JoJo Littlejohn started the night out for us when the referee stopped the match after JoJo landed several combinations that ended with a hard left hook dropping his opponent to the canvas early in the second round.  Next up was Angel Lopez, this was a very tough match but after the third round Angel got the win, by decision.  Next up was Kanard Lipscomb, that was matched up to an opponent he had met in the ring earlier this year.   I told Kanard that he better be ready because his opponent would be pushing for the win and I was right.  Kanard was very impressive and got the win then and was successful again, K K Price, Brandon Sinex, Kama Sagar, Cody Sagar and Sontos Lopez all were ready but did not have a match in their prospective weight classes. We have a great team and work very hard to be successful. If you have not came to one of our matches you owe it to yourself to watch these young boxers give it all they have in this tough sport.


Press Release
Conflict MMA Promotions and Palmetto Boxing Promotions

Present

“Fight Night at the Point”
Huge Poster of Event
 

(MAY 28) Conflict MMA Promotions & Palmetto Boxing Promotions is proud to announce the first show in our exclusive “Fight Night” series of Mixed Martial Arts and Pro Boxing. This show will feature Pro Boxing, Pro MMA, and amateur MMA in one exciting event.  “Fight Night at the Point” will take place on Friday, June, 24th at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant, SC. “FIGHT NIGHT” will feature undefeated ISKA Southeast Regional Title holder Trey Moss, 2 Time Team USA Gold Medalist Kelly Anundson , Charleston's Heavyweight Pro MMA fighter Jeremy Stevens and several other bouts you won't want to miss.  Full Story
 
Palmetto Boxing Invades The Jamil Shrine Temple
May 21, 2011

Huge Poster of Event
Flash Photo Slideshow
Photo Album-Aftermath

Palmetto boxing invaded the Jamil shrine Temple this past Friday, My 13,2011 and once again showed why they are still the #1 combat sports promotional company in the Southeast. Fans were treated to a spectacular mixture of Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, leaving fans of both disciplines excited the entire evening. Palmetto Boxing would like to thank all of our sponsors, without you, none of this would be possible. Stay tuned for our upcoming promotions.   Full Story
 
Saturday Night Ring Card Contest
May 4, 2011
Huge Flyer on Event

This Saturday, May 7th, Palmetto Boxing Promotions & Schooners will present a Sexy Ring Card Girl Competition & Meet and Greet with the Fighters scheduled for the May 13th "Aftermath" event. The ring will be setup and in addition to watching these sexy ladies compete, guests will have a chance to see our fighters in action.    Come Join ...Us @ 6226 Old Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29212 as we see these sexy ladies show us they have what it takes to be a Sexy Ring Card Girl.  *Ladies interested in competing can call 803-708-4745. Cash Prizes for the winners and a chance to be a Ring Card Girl at the May 13th event  *See More

Video: "The Real LUIS COLLAZO - Episode #3

Check out the great video on the "Behind the RIng" with Luis Collazo in South Carolina.   He talks about his training, and there is footage of him doing his roadwork, in the gym, and talking about his boxing career.
To check out video

 

Palmetto Boxing Presents “Aftermath” Live Boxing and MMA
April 5, 2011
Huge Poster

 

Palmetto Boxing, the #1 promotional company in the Southeast, is preparing to give Columbia, SC another spectacular evening of Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. The first installment of their 5 fight series, “Conflict”, was a smashing success. Fans from all over filled the arena. “Aftermath” will be the Second Installment of Palmetto Boxing’s 5 fight series. The show will take place on Friday, May, 13th at the Jamil Shrine Temple. “Aftermath” will feature undefeated UNBC Middleweight Champion Chris “The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick (12-0), World Title Challenger Angel Non-Stop Gladney, Mexican Sensation Emmanuel “The Butcher” Lucero and several other exciting bouts. Full Story/With Poster

South Carolina Golden Gloves Champions advance to the semifinals in the Southern Golden Gloves - April 1, 2011

(APR 1) The South Carolina team advances to the semifinals tonight, Friday night, in the Southern Golden Gloves tournament in Knoxville, TN. Four South Carolina Golden Gloves champions will advance to tonights semifinal event. They are DP Powell, Sammy Millhouse, Hector Vellez, and Divante Jones. Dominic Robinson Neal is the coach of the SC boxing team.

Luis Collazo trains at White Rock boxing gym for big fight in New York
March 30, 2011
Huge Poster
Video: Behind the Ring
 

Luis Collazo was the former WBA Welterweight champion of the world, and he is looking to become champion again! His upcoming fight is in Oceana, Brooklyn, NY on April 13, 2011,  and will be shown on www.behindthering.com. See the www.behindthering.com documentary below of Luis Collazo's training camp at White Rock boxing gym. You can order the fight by going Here!

2011 SC State Golden Gloves a big Success
March 21, 2011

A standing room only crowd was treated to a great night of amateur boxing at The White Rock Boxing Gym this past Saturday, March 19, 2011. Palmetto Boxing hosted the 2011 South Carolina Golden Gloves Tournament, which brought teams from as far away as North Carolina and Georgia to compete against some of the most talented boxers in the United States. Our home town boxers did not disappoint the many fans that came out to support them.  De’Andre Robinson-Neal put on a dominant performance on his way to a decisive ..Full Story

Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame Press Conference to be held at the Bojangles Coliseum..
March 11, 2011
 

Dear Friend, This is to announce and invite you to an important press conference announcing the 2011 inductees to the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame and the unveiling of the new display section for memorabilia located behind the main ticket office of Bojangles Coliseum on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  You will be highly impressed with the quality of the new display at the Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Blvd. in East Charlotte. The Coliseum, as many will remember, was the scene of many great boxing matches including the Eusebio Pedroza-Bernard Taylor world featherweight championship in 1982 which ended in an exciting draw.  Full Letter

Palmetto Boxing Packs Jamil Temple
Complete Results on PDF

February 20, 2011

(FEB 20) Palmetto boxing invaded The Jamil Shrine Temple and once again showed why they are still the #1 combat sports promotional company in the Southeast. Palmetto Boxing's inaugural event at the Jamil Temple was a smashing success. Fans were treated to a spectacular mixture of Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, leaving fans of both disciplines interested the entire evening. Palmetto Boxing would like to thank all of our sponsors and fans, without you, none of this would be possible. Stay tuned for our upcoming promotions...Full Story, Results with Photos!

Conflict Weigh-In
February 3, 2011

 

Weigh-In for the upcoming “Conflict Fight Night” will be held at Schooners on February 11, 2011 at 6:00pm. Schooners is located at “CONFLICT” Tickets on Sale Now! Live Boxing and MMA--Saturday, February 12, 2011 will be the First installment of Palmetto Boxing’s 5 fight series at the Jamil Shrine Temple, located at 206 Jamil Rd,..Full Details

Photo Gallery: Huge Banner with Sponsors for Upcoming Event!
January 30, 2011
Photo Album
Flash Photo Slideshow

((JAN 30) Check out the huge banner that is featuring the February 12th upcoming event that will take place at the Shrine Temple. Sponsors on the banner include: Stanick Roofing - Love Chevrolet - Bob Andrews Motors - Budweiser. The sponsors credited for getting this great banner up for this event.

Training at the White Rock Boxing Gym
Photo Album
Flash Photo Slideshow
January 18, 2011

(JAN 18) This week we had the pleasure of having Rusty Fickling training Lynn Atkins the sport of boxing at the White Rock boxing gym. Rusty did a nice job of training Lynn and it shows! 

"The Conflict" -
Huge Poster of Event!
February 12, 2011
 

We'd like for all of our fans and friends to know that these young fighters will be fighting on the Palmetto Boxing card on February 12 at the Jamil Temple. VIP tables are going for $350 each, and each table seats 6 people. There will be free catered food for all VIP tables. Contact Andrew Stokes at 708-4745 or Billy Stanick at 513-0131 for table and ticket purchases.

 
     
     
     
     

 

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