|catBOX Fight Night
One thing this writer has learned is that a catBOX event never disappoints.
I don’t want to take anything away from Harris. He fought a good fight and fared better than others who have gone up against Fields. Instead of getting knocked out in the first round, he got knocked out in the fourth. Fields put Harris on the mat twice in the span of less than a minute. After the first body shot that landed him on the mat, Harris made the mistake of showing Fields that he was hurt. When Harris got up, Fields showed no mercy, aiming for the weak spot.
Light Heavyweight Bout
The most interesting part of the bout was not the fight itself but what happened afterwards. Before the referee had even called the fight, Delray Raines called out “Kid” Carson Jones, another fighter in attendance that night. Raines made it publicly known that he would like to fight Jones and get a shot at his title. With a mix of new fighters and returning favorites, the November edition of Fight Night was great entertainment as is always the case with a catBOX show. Maybe on the next one we get the Raines / Jones matchup.
|OKC Fight Results
In the co-main event, undefeated Oklahoma Lightweight Champ Zuhdi knocked out Robert Flaherty 1:49 minutes into the second round with a devastating lead left hook. In besting Flaherty, Zuhdi has expanded his record to 9-0, all by knockout.
Cruiserweight Eric Fields then got into the ring to fight Adam Harris in the main event. Harris came to fight, but it was clear Fields won each round before the fourth when he knocked Harris down with a body shot. Second later, Fields knocked him down again and the fight was stopped.
Other fights on the card…
Super middleweight Delray Raines defeated David Robinson by TKO 2:50 minutes into the second round.
Ron "the Iceman" Aubrey KO'd Marcus Brown in round one.
Mitchell Raines beat Travis Hoffman by TKO in round one.
For fight photos and links to videos of the fights, please visit our web site and click on the events page. www.catboxentertainment.com.
|Pro Boxing in Lawton, Oklahoma
Professional boxing returns to Oklahoma Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton, Oklahoma; presented by Comanche Nation Casino, catBOX Entertainment and C3 Fights. Fights start at 8:00, doors open at 6:30. This is sure to be another great night of boxing from the nation’s premier boxing promotion company catBOX Entertainment/C3 Fights.
As part of the Armed Forces Day Celebrations, Comanche Nation Casino will host a night of professional boxing on Friday night followed by a rock concert the next night, both events under the all new and spectacular EventTent. Six bouts are scheduled in this “sock ‘em rock ‘em” weekend of entertainment, with the fights featuring three world class headliners.
The first is undefeated Native American Boxing Council Super Middleweight Champion George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnipah (18-0, 17 KOs) who will fight in the MAIN EVENT. Comanche Boy will be fighting rugged Dan Wallace, traveling from Detroit, Michigan to the heart of Oklahoma to best Comanche Boy in what is sure to be an exciting fight. Detroit boxers are among the best and toughest anywhere and have a history of winning. Comanche Boy's entrance to the ring is commenced by the thrilling and colorful Comanche War Dancers, a Comanche drum group, and Comanche rap artist, "Red Elk."
The card also features another bang up brawl with Oklahoma’s own Grady the "Bad Boy" Brewer (24-11), The Contender Champion, who is nationally known and respected. Junior Middleweight Brewer will be fighting Reginald Nash from Chattanooga, Tennessee in a six round bout. In addition to being The Contender Champion, Brewer is a former IBA Light Middleweight Champion.
The third headliner is light heavyweight Marcus Oliveria from Lawrence, Kansas, with an undefeated record of 17-0 (13 KOs). Oliveria's amateur record is impressive, with 200 wins and only 23 losses. Oliveria will be fighting Isaiah Henderson from Kansas City, Missouri in a scheduled six round fight.
Also scheduled on the card is former NHL hockey player heavyweight Ron “the Ice Man” Aubrey who will fight a four rounder with June Brown from Arkansas. Aubrey, who weighs in at 280 pounds, has developed a following from those who remember his days as a former Oklahoma City Blazer. Since Aubrey’s debut in the boxing ring in 2006, he has fought seven exciting fights and has five wins, four by knock out.
Rounding out the card are heavyweights Tyson Cobb from Wichita Falls, Texas and John Fish from Guymon, Oklahoma and welterweights Jonathan Nelson of Oklahoma City, OK and Brad Hill from Russellville, Arkansas.
Press Release: Newkirk, Oklahoma Results for March 13, 2009
First Council Casino, catBOX Entertainment and C3 Fights presented a great night of professional boxing to a packed house under the all new EvenTTent at First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma on Friday, March 13, 2009.
Among the victors of the seven scheduled bouts at First Council were Oklahoma superstars Native American Boxing Council Super Middleweight Champion George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnipah and Oklahoma Lightweight Champion Noah Zuhdi. In the Main Event, Comanche Boy won by KO in the sixth round over veteran Jerry Perez of Rosenberg, Texas. Perez was game but Comanche Boy had too much fire power and was too skilled for Perez. Comanche Boy gave Perez a pounding in every round. Fight fans are eagerly looking forward to Comanche Boy’s next fight. Notch this one up to another exciting performance by Comanche Boy who now sports an impressive 18-0 record.
Oklahoma Lightweight Champion Noah Zuhdi easily won in a completely dominating performance over James McClure of Paris, AR. Zuhdi knocked McClure down three times, once in the first round, a second in the fifth round knocking McClure through the ropes with a right uppercut followed by a devastating left hook, and then again in the sixth round when the fight was won by Zuhdi by TKO. Zuhdi had won all the rounds by a wide margin up to the stoppage in round six. McClure came in well over the weight limit at a weight of 147.5 for a lightweight fight of 135 pounds. Zuhdi came in at 135 but wanted to fight and agreed to fight McClure despite McClure’s weight over the lightweight limit. Zuhdi’s easy triumph over McClure by TKO upped Zuhdi’s undefeated record to 7-0, with seven knockouts.
NABA U.S. Light Middleweight Carson Jones won by TKO over Mike McGuire. Jones clearly outclassed McGuire.
NABA U.S. Light Middleweight Carson Jones won by TKO over Mike McGuire. Jones clearly outclassed McGuire.
Other scheduled bouts included Ron Aubrey, from Oklahoma City, formerly an Oklahoma City Blazer’s hockey player. Aubrey scored a second round knockout over John Fish of Guymon, Oklahoma. Alfredo Berto of Houston, Texas knocked out Yon Harrison, Moore, Oklahoma in a bantamweight battle.
The sensational fight card promoted by catBOX Entertainment and C3 Fights was the first of its kind under the all new EvenTTent. Known as the eight wonder of the entertainment world, the EvenTTent delivered as promised as the perfect venue for professional boxing.
|Arkansas’ Hill Upsets OK’s Sherman on catBOX Card
A full house of boxing fans, with twice as many standing as seated, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma were treated to an outstanding night of professional boxing presented by catBOX Entertainment, Friday, February 13th, 2009. Texas promoters would be envious of the large crowd of boisterous, appreciative, and astute boxing fans. North Texas Boxing asked the promoter after the show if he had an actual tally of the crowd yet. catBOX Entertainment’s Bill Zuhdi said, “We sold out of tickets and had to start selling wrist bands.” I understand now why Angel Alba, North Texas Boxing’s Oklahoma writer insisted I take in a catBOX Entertainment show in person. He understands my passion for boxing, and being around hundreds of like minded boxing fans made the night that much better.
Someone forgot to tell Russellville, Arkansas’ Brad Hill he was supposed to be the underdog in the Main Event against Oklahoma City’s Kyle Sherman. Sherman came in with an impressive 10-1-1 record to Hill’s less than stellar 10-11-1 record. But the unlucky one that Friday the 13th was Sherman when the fight was stopped at 1minute 43 seconds of the seventh round.
Hill opened round one landing the harder punches; he quickly found a home for his overhand right. (Round to Hill.)
Hill begins the second round with another overhand right, he seemed to know when Sherman was going to drop his guard. Toward the middle of the round, Sherman seemed to find his rhythm; Hill inexplicably spent the rest of the round holding. (Round to Sherman.)
In the third round, Hill added his left jab to his overhand right, landing his left jab almost every time he threw it. Then for good measure, he followed his many left jabs with the second half of the one-two, hard straight rights evoking the “ooohs” of the crowd. (Round to Hill.)
Round four found both fighters holding again, not much action in the beginning of the round. Toward the end of the round, Hill lands two left hooks followed by a right and then landed a massive left hook that put Sherman on woozy street. Fortunately, for Sherman the round ended almost immediately after that left hook. (Round to Hill.)
The fifth round was a dominant round for Hill. At one point in the round, Hill landed a straight right, a right cross, a left hook to the body, another straight right, then a left jab, left jab, left jab, left jab, left jab, and finally another left jab seemingly before Sherman landed one punch. (Round to Hill.)
In round six Hill was pulling out all the stops. He was fighting the perfect fight, left hooks, ducking, holding, flurries to the body and then to the head. He finishes the round with another left hook. (Round to Hill.)
At the beginning of round seven, (and at the end of round six) the outcome was not in doubt. Unfortunately, the local boy, Sherman needed a knock out to win, but he did not have enough left to pull one out of the bag. In the beginning of the seventh, Sherman ate a hard right, the only thing that kept him from falling out of the ring were the ropes. Technically that is a knock down, but the referee did not give Sherman a standing eight. It didn’t matter, about a minute later the fight was stopped anyway.
I had heard many good things about Kyle Sherman, but that night he seemed tight and lacked any head movement to avoid Hill’s jabs and overhand rights; but even the best of the best doesn’t win them all. Congrats to Brad Hill for an outstanding and entertaining fight; and we look forward to Kyle Sherman getting back on track.
Tahdooahnippah v Dowdy
Tahdooahnippah’s entrance into the ring is as impressive as his fighting skills. Forget what they say about Roy Jones Jr. you haven’t seen anything until you’ve witnessed live, up close, and personal a Tahdooahnippah entrance into one of his fights. Prior to Tahdooahnippah coming into the ring seven year old Aaron Nevaquaia performs a Native Fancy War Dance together with several Native American men banging a war drum. It is by far the most impressive entrance personally witnessed since Muhammad Ali entered the ring against Leon Spinks.
We will watch Tahdooahnippah’s career with much anticipation and expectation. He seems more than ready for the next level. I found myself asking others at ringside why we weren’t watching Tahdooahnippah fight on ShowTime or HBO yet. I predict we will sooner than later.
Zuhdi v Jones
Northridge, California transplant, Shadi Hamsho now fighting out of Oklahoma City, put on an amazing show of boxing. Hamsho was an awesome body puncher, reminiscent of Joe Frazier, who quickly had is opponent Christopher Hill of Kansas City, Missouri wincing. As a matter of fact, North Texas Boxing was privy to a conversation between Hamsho and Hill in Hamsho's dressing room after their bout. Hill told Hamsho, “I felt your fourth right hand to my body. I thought to myself that [blanking] hurts.” In the second round Hamsho was landing whatever he wanted whenever he wanted, with body shots being his bread and butter. By the end of the second round Hill was looking for a place to fall, the referee stopped it in the third round at 2 minutes and 5 seconds.
Hamsho, a native of Syria moved to Sweden at the age of eight. He was a three time National Champion and when he didn’t make the Olympics he decided to turn pro. He had heard of his now trainer Shadeed Suluki, located him, called him up, and asked Suluki to train him. Suluki said come to Oklahoma City and “let me see what you got”. Apparently, Suluki liked what he saw and now they are on a journey together to reach the top of the world rankings. Hamsho a humble young man who gives Suluki all the credit for his success, is destined for greatness. Here’s hoping we see him in action again soon and maybe even a North Texas promoter is brave to bring him down to showcase his talent.
Aubrey v Bier
Dobbs v McCure
Forget saving the best for last, this heavy weight bout between Texan Tyson Cobb of Wichita Falls and Zackery McMillen of Tishomingo, Oklahoma set the pace for an outstanding and entertaining night of action. McMillen started the first round strong, throwing and landing wild rights, and before the fight was over had raised welts on both sides of Cobb’s head and a mouse under his left eye. In the second half of the first round, Cobb came back strong and staggered McMillen. The second and third rounds were more of the same except McMillen tired rather quickly. Still McMillen was able to summon the will, strength, and steam to throw one hard right at a time. By the third round, Cobb who is known as a slugger, settled down, became the boxer, and ended the night at 1 minute 28 seconds of the third round. No doubt, no amount of stamina would have won this fight for McMillen, but this young man making his pro debut with no amateur fights to his name, and only a few Tough Man contests to fall back on, has awesome raw potential. He is the type of fighter boxing fans love to watch, here’s hoping with some of the contacts he made that night he finds the right trainer, gym, and manager to guide his career.
This was my first foray across the Red River to witness a catBOX Entertainment show; it won’t be my last. I have attended countless live pro boxing shows; the latest catBOX offering was definitely one of the most exciting nights of boxing to date. Boxing fans on both sides of the Red River owe it to themselves to make the short jaunt to OKC to take in one of catBOX’s shows and the fighters in their stable. They will not be disappointed.
The closest I came to being disappointed was when I heard the “usual announcer” John G. Robin III would not be calling the fight. By no measure whatsoever is this a knock at the night’s announcer KXY’s Tracy Thompson, she did a more than admirable job. I just had heard several good things about Robin and I thought I was going to see the next Michael Buffer in the making. Maybe next time.