Randy Caballero UD
Randy Caballero couldn’t help but smile and sigh in relief inside the ring Thursday evening. It had been 13 months since the Coachella boxer had last fought, and he still hadn’t quite shaken the rust.
Former IBF Bantamweight Champion of the World Randy Caballero is elated after finishing his fight against Jesus Ruiz of Nogales, Arizona during their NABF Super Bantamweight title fight at Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort on March 23, 2017. Caballero won the fight in a ten round unanimous decision.
Though he landed a number of clean, crisp punches and avoided most of what Jesus Ruiz threw his way, it was evident Caballero’s legs were shot after the early rounds, and hadn’t yet built back the stamina that once made him a world champion.
But after 10 rounds inside the special events center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Caballero is still unbeaten, and exited the ring with the North American Boxing Federation super bantamweight title belt, and the home crowd in Indio chanting his name.
Judge Zac Young scored the fight 97-93, and judges Carla Caiz and Max DeLuca scored it 96-94, all in favor of Caballero, whose unanimous decision victory moved him to 24-0 with a massive victory before a live nationwide audience on Golden Boy Promotions’ inaugural ESPN2 telecast.
Read More: http://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2017/03/24/randy-caballero-is-chasing-a-world-title-after-thursdays-win/
Jason Quigley Graduates!
Jason Quigley labelled his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) middleweight title victory on Thursday night as a "graduation" for him as a boxer.
The Ballybofey native scored a unanimous decision victory over Glenn Tapia, despite suffering an injured right hand during the second round.
Speaking to Highland Radio, Quigley shared his feelings after the fight.
"It's a very prestigious belt and it's a great one to have on the record," he told Oisin Kelly.
"A man coming from Donegal and selling out the Fantasy Strings Resort in California, it's a dream come true for me. I'm delighted now to have accomplished that and to have achieved what I wanted to go out and do.
"This is only the start for me, just a stepping stone. It's great to get the win and now it's time to sit back and relax, enjoy the victory and the belt.
To read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Jason-Quigley:
USNBC Committee Reorganized
Yves Ulysse New NABF Jr Champ
VERONA, N.Y. – It was obvious from the beginning of their fight Saturday night that Yves Ulysse Jr. was much stronger than Zachary Ochoa. By the seventh round, their power disparity became scary. Ulysse hurt Ochoa with a right hand with just over two minutes to go in the seventh round, which initiated a brutal assault of mostly unanswered punches that should’ve caused referee Gary Rosato to stop their scheduled 10-round, 140-pound fight at Turning Stone Resort Casino. A courageous Ochoa never went down and never stopped trying, but took entirely too many clean head shots for the fight to have continued. The 24-year-old Ochoa made it to the end of the seventh round, but his trainer, Kelly Richardson, wisely decided that the Brooklyn native shouldn’t start the eighth round - See more at: http://www.boxingscene.com/yves-ulysse-brutalizes-zachary-ochoa-tko-results--114508#sthash.bEWqSBW0.dpuf
NABF Female Division: Deborah Hawkins Chairs
NABF President Duane Ford announced today a change to the Female Division. After three and a half years as Chairperson of the NABF Female Committee, Paula Mclellan has stepped aside to take care of business in her personal life.
The new Chairperson will be Deborah Hawkins of Dallas Texas. Deborah has spent a lifetime giving service to others and has served on numerous committees for the NABF and WBC. She will also continue her role handling Public Relations for the NABF.
"I am very excited to work with the amazing women who are fighting in the ring. Several fights are scheduled for this
spring and I will be looking for more opportunities to add a Female NABF title fight to cards around North America", said Deborah in an interview. It all starts with the Detroit card on March 10, featuring Claressa Shields and Szilvia Szabados, and Paula Mclellan's efforts - watch it live on ShoBox - The New Generation!
The NABF expresses our deepest appreciation and thanks to our dear friend Paula Mclellan and wish her the very best in the future.
Claressa Shields WINS NABF!
Flint 2-time Olympic champ Claressa Shields shows personality, compares herself to Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis
Results + Scheduled Bouts
Oleksandr Gvozdyk v Yunieski Gonzalez
Jason Quigley v Glen Tapia
Middleweight - Vacant Title
23 March 2017
Fantasy Springs Casino CA
WINNER: Jason Quigley UD