Sports Betting Revenues Falling Short of States’ Expectations
Legalized sports betting has failed to generate the revenue expected in Rhode Island. The state initially budgeted for $23.5 million in gambling related revenues for the fiscal year ending in June 2019 (began in Nov. ’18). The target was lowered to $11.5 million in January, but R.I. lottery officials are reporting that the state has posted just 1.3% of that total ($150,000) to date. Governor Gina Raimondo attributed the shortfall to “a little bit [of a] later start than we thought”; wagering volume ($250 million anticipated vs. $813 million projected) and gambler performance (better than expected) have also forced the need for a rebalancing of the budget. While it’s all but assured that Rhode Island will fall short of January’s revamped projection, it should experience significant revenue growth in 2020; Raimondo signed a bill last week that will permit online sports betting within the state. Howie Long-Short: The Patriots Super Bowl win contributed to a tough February for Rhode Island’s sportsbooks – the pair lost a combined $890,000 on $20.7 million in wagers during the month. They’re off to a better start in March, having raked in +/- $1 million over the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. The state is entitled to 51% of sports betting revenues (after expenses). Rhode Island is certainly not a proxy for the country – it has just 2 licensed casinos – but “most of the states” that have passed legislation since PASPA was struck down have fallen short of projections. It’s certainly no coincidence that like Rhode Island, all but New Jersey (which out-earned Nevada for the 1st time in Jan.) failed to establish mobile/online as an option. Rhode Island’s 2020 budget assumes sports betting will bring in $30.3 million in revenue, including $3 million in mobile fees. Democratic Senate President Dominick Ruggerio has acknowledged that the financial forecasts will need to be rebalanced (see: lowered) in the wake of fiscal 2019 results, but the nominal revenue Raimondo attributed to mobile – relative to the total income projected – makes me think they’re still getting bad “information” (or that they simply don’t understand the marketplace). New Jersey sportsbooks generated 80% of their January revenue from mobile and online platforms. Once Twin Rivers begins taking online/mobile bets, business will pick up. It will become easier for residents of the state to place wagers and with Massachusetts yet to legalize sports betting, the Rhode Island licensee should pick up some action from residents of the neighboring state (via the William Hill app). For reference purposes, FanDuel claims 9% of its New Jersey business comes from those living in New York and another 4% from those based in Pennsylvania. The 2020 budget assumes mobile sports betting will be available next winter, but there’s a current push within the Assembly to have it in place by the start of the NFL season. Rhode Island’s 2 casinos (Lincoln and Tiverton) are owned by Twin River Worldwide Holdings. On Friday, the company (which also owns the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS) “added to its geographic base” closing on the purchase of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment. Shares of Twin River common stock subsequently began trading (at $29) on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TRWH. Fan Marino: 75% of those who placed bets (against the spread) on the Super Bowl at Rhode Island’s 2 brick and mortar casinos took the hometown Patriots; as a result, the pair lost $2.3 million on the game. It’s not atypical for a sportsbook to take a loss on a big game – like the Super Bowl – when the hometown team covers. Fans bet with their hearts and the action tends to skew “towards the geographically favored team.” The books don’t move the lines to reflect the heavy action though, because doing so would leave them susceptible to sharp money (going the other way) taking advantage of mispriced odds.
Pretty sure the clerk at the Holiday Inn thought my girlfriend was a prostitute and I was her john.
A while back, my girlfriend and I were taking a trip to Maine. We decided to stop by Dover, Delaware on our trip. It was close enough to the beach and it had a casino, even though we weren't planning to go there. We roll into Dover real late at night, maybe 2am or so. We've been driving all day and we're both pretty dog tired. We stopped by a Hotel 6 first, but they wanted to charge us 60 bucks per person, 120 total. Backed out of that, next place we came to was a Holiday Inn. My girlfriend was so exhausted she said, "We're staying here. I don't care how much it costs." She comes in with me and she is really ragged looking. Dark circles under her eyes and the biggest frown on her face. I probably looked about the same. The woman working the desk is an older lady, could be 60 years old or so. She offers 100 for the night, which I'm still not happy with. I ask if she could lower it and she says, "It's Memorial Day weekend and we're right next to a campus and a casino, this is what it runs." Ok, fine then. She asks for 100 plus whatever tax is in Dover and I pull out my wallet. When we started the trip, I withdrew about 300 bucks to spend on whatever. I figure this would be as good a time as ever. I start to count out the 20s and the clerk gets this real frightened look on her face. She talks fast, "Oh no, we don't take cash here, if you want to go somewhere else that does-" I say, ok, that's fine. I have a card I can use. She takes my card and right as she's about to swipe it, she turns to me and asks, "This has money on it, right?" Of course it fucking does! I'm confused by the question, "Yeah, it does." She runs the card, prints out some stuff, asks to see my ID (which is maybe typical of a hotel stay, I can't remember now), and we go on up to our room. The next morning my girlfriend and I tried to figure out why that woman acted so strangely. Only hypothesis we could come up with was that given the time of day, the location (some 'crazy' town, I guess, given the casino), and the way we looked (ethnic guy with a beat up looking girl), the clerk assumed that we were going to defile their establishment with some harlotry.
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Holiday Event & Gift Card Drive 6 p.m. Kooma on the Riverfront, 400 Justison St., Wilmington. MJL Section, the Delaware Barristers, the Delaware Hispanic Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Delaware event. Bring a gift card (minimum $10) for a homeless family or child in foster care.
Holiday Party 6 p.m. Nomad, 905 N Orange St., Wilmington. YPs party with ugly sweaters, food, drinks and more. $5, free/members. Benefits Adopt a Family.
Cartoon Christmas Trio 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. First and Central Presbytarian Church, 1101 N Market St., Wilmington. $3 donation encouraged. Music from Christmas specials including Charlie Brown.
PRSA Delaware Holiday Happy Hour and Tweetup 5:30 p.m. Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen, 270 East Main St., Newark. Appetizers, drink specials and mingling with public relations professionals, marketers, writers and journalists. Free; register in advance.
Share A Night 6-7 p.m. Holden Arboretum, Wilmington. House lighting of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Ronald McDonald, refreshments, entertainment and music.
Live Performance of “A Christmas Carol” 1 and 6 p.m. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Wilmington. Performance only: $15-$18, and $10/younger than 12. Show and admission: $35, $20/children. One-man show by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens.
287th Army Band Holiday Concert 7 p.m. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. Sounds of the season by the Delaware National Guard band. Free, all ages. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank of Delaware.
The Reminders 7 p.m. Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 S State St. Dover. $25-28. A Country Gospel Christmas.
Eastern Sussex Democrats Holiday Celebration 5:30 p.m. Home of Paulette Rappa, 24516 Dimple Way, Millsboro. $35 for members and includes membership. $40 for non-members. RSVP to Lise Haupt: [email protected]
FRIDAY, Dec. 11 NEW CASTLE COUNTY
Tony Trischka, “Of a Winter’s Night” 8 p.m. Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden. $20-$25. A banjo-driven celebration of the season.
Cookie Walk 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 200 Marrows Road, Newark. 27th annual Cookie Walk with cookies ($6 and $11) and homemade soups ($8 quart) for sale. Lunch ($10) of soup, sandwich, chips and drink available. For pre-orders, takeout or more information call (302) 738-4331 or visit www.standrewsnewark.org
8th and 9th RD Holiday Party 6:30 p.m. Dickie Burris’s Lodge, 1133 Marl Pit Road, Middletown.
“Elf” 7:30 p.m. Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave., Elkton. Movie, costume contest, raffles and snacks. Those who come in holiday or “Star Wars” costumes have a chance to win two premiere movie tickets. $5. Benefits Cecil’s Youth Scholarship Fund. To reserve seats (must be paid in cash), email [email protected] or call 443-907-1451.
Wilmington Children’s Chorus: Candlelight Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. First and Central Presbytarian Church, 1101 N Market St., Wilmington.
Descendants Of Noah- Eric Rapp 5 p.m. Full Throttle Cafe, 28 Parkway Circle, Suite 8, Newark.
First State Symphonic Band Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, 4210 Limestone Road, Wilmington. Seasonal arrangements from old European through more modern classics.
Holiday Lights Express 5-9 p.m. (depart on the hour). Greenbank Station, 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington. Reservations suggested. $10-$12. 45-minute ride aboard heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad “Doodlebug” railcar covered in holiday lights. www.wwrr.com.
Ladies’ Christmas Tea 6 p.m. Christiana Fire Company, 2 East Main St., Newark. $25/table. Christmas carols, food and Pastor Barbara’s insights.
“The Nutcracker” 7 p.m. (Also 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, and 2 p.m. Dec. 13) Mitchell Hall Theater, University of Delaware, South College Ave., Newark. $15-$30, $5 discount for seniors and children 10 and younger. Delaware Dance Company production. (302) 738-2023, DelawareDanceCompany.org/Nutcracker
“The Nutcracker” 10 a.m. (Also noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19; 6 p.m. Dec. 13; 10 a.m. Dec. 17; and 2 p.m. Dec. 20). Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 s. High St., West Chester, Pa. Brandywine Ballet production. $25-$45. www.brandywineballet.org.
Tree Lighting in Glasgow Park 5-8 p.m. Glasgow Park, Newark. Caroling, music, refreshments, hayrides, and Santa’s Workshop. Free; bring a non-perishable food item.
TubaChristmas 7 p.m. Town Square, Middletown. Part of international performance series with students to professionals. Free.
Elsmere Tree Lighting 6 p.m. (lighting, Santa’s arrival at 7). Town Hall, 11 Poplar Ave., Elsmere (rain date Dec. 12). Refreshments, visit from Santa, crafts and more. Performances by the McKean High School Band. www.townofelsmere.com
Winter Arts Festival 5 p.m. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. Free - $5. Shop for holiday gifts from 16 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, floral arrangements inspired by the works from Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Holiday-themed art projects for children. Visit delart.org for more details.
Parents Night Out: Natural Holiday at the DuPont Environmental Education Center, presented by the Delaware Nature Society. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Admission: Members: $15, Others: $20. Deck the halls and trim the tree. make holiday crafts from natural materials we collect in the marsh. Led by Lesley Bensinger Parent's Night Out: Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington's Riverfront while you stay at DuPont Environmental Education Center and have all the fun with games. Dinner provided. Parents receive a coupon for Timothy's Riverfront Grill. Event link
Peek-A-Boo Revue at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Admission: $20. No sugar but all the spice, the “Slay Belles” of the Peek-A-Boo Revue are back to rock your holiday with good tidings and naughty sightings. Leave the little elves at home and put the bump in your holiday grind. The ladies will peel their stockings while the band is a-rocking. The emcees will prepare us for the arrival of the MAGIC MAN himself, and we ain’t talking about Santa. Kick the carols to the curb and shred this holiday with the Peek-A-Boo Revue. Event site
“The Nutcracker” 7-8:30 p.m. Delaware State University Education and Humanities Auditorium, Delaware State University Dover. $10-$15. Delaware Ballet production.
Christmas Craft Night 6-8 p.m. Greenwood Public Library, 100 Mill St., Greenwood. Upcycle a book to make it into a Christmas tree. Ages 10 and older, adults. Registration required. (302) 349-5309.
Edwards Christmas Village and Craft Show 5-9 p.m. 18179 Robinsonville Road, Lewes. 24 years of collecting over 250 houses, animations, water features, working drive in. From Bethlehem to present. Food, Fellowship, and Santa including free hot dogs, Russian tea, coffee, cocoa, cookies. Bring a non-perishable food donation item for Jusst Sooup Ministries.
SATURDAY, Dec. 12 NEW CASTLE COUNTY
Delaware’s historic Buena Vista mansion will have an open house on December 12th, from 10am -2pm, for a holiday celebration called “Woodland Christmas and Jingle Bells.” In addition to tours of the home, the open house will include holiday craft-making activities for children, music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-323-4430. http://buenavista.delaware.gov/
Breakfast with Santa at The Brandywine Zoo: This breakfast event is extra special because you'll get to dine with Santa! Breakfast is provided by Janssen's Market and Brew Ha Ha. Share your holiday wishes and take your photo with Santa, make decorations and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens. Finish the morning by strolling through the zoo at your leisure to watch our zoo keepers work and see the animals eating their breakfast! Admission: $18 adult, $15 child. 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Charlie Brown Christmas: The Eric Mintel Quartet returns to The Grand with their special Charlie Brown Jazz Holiday concert LIVE in the intimate Baby Grand setting. They will also be joined by a local choir in performance of some selections. 7:00 PM. $22-26. http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/listings/Grand-Opera-House/583/
The Spirit of Christmas in Historic New Castle: This town-wide celebration, sponsored by the New Castle Presbyterian Church, presents private homes and churches decorated for the season, and musical events throughout the day. FREE. http://www.newcastlepreschurch.org/spirit/
Winter Arts Festival 10:00 AM Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. Free - $5. Shop for holiday gifts from 16 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, floral arrangements inspired by the works from Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman. Holiday-themed art projects for children. Visit www.delart.org for more details.
Winter Workshop: Gourd Bowl Making at Brandywine Creek State Park. Learn how to turn this native vegetable into a decorative container or functional bowl. Makes a great homemade gift for the holiday season! Spaces are very limited so make sure to call in and sign up to hold your bowl! Materials Fee: $10. https://www.facebook.com/events/192175934452471/
"A Dickens Experience" in Historic New Castle: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Amstel House, 2 East Fourth St.. New Castle. FREE. The New Castle Historical Society will help bring the Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" to life on the streets of New Castle as part of the Spirit of Christmas! Admission will be free for the day at the Amstel House, which will be decorated for a traditional colonial holiday celebration, and the Dutch House, which will feature a celebration of St. Nicholas' Eve. http://www.newcastlehistory.org/events.html
Christmas at Belmont Hall "Home for Christmas 1865": 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Belmont Hall, 217 Smyrna Leipsic Road in Smyrna, Price: Adults $5.00, ages 4-18 $2.00. Belmont Hall commemorates the end of the Civil War: Christmas at Home 1865. The event will feature traditional decorations in a unique historic setting, rides in a horse drawn sleigh, Sons of Union Veterans and 2nd Delaware Union Re-enactors, live traditional carols, and Civil War era music by Field Soup, wassail and gingerbread. Children can visit Santa, listen to readings of The Night Before Christmas, and make a period tree ornament. http://www.belmonthall.org/
Milton Holly Festival: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Milton Fire Station, 116 Front Street. The Milton Chamber of Commerce sponsors this annual holiday event which includes many Milton organizations joining in to bring visitors a spectacular day in historic Milton! The Holly Festival features many fine hand craftes in the Fire Hall, Goshen Hall, Milton Theater and Milton Library. Santa will be in town for little ones. A holly wreath-making demonstration is offered at the Historical Society Museum. http://www.historicmilton.com/events/event/287-Holly%20Festival.html
Milton Holiday House Tour: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Historic Downtown Milton, 305 Federal Street Milton, DE, Price: $15.00 in advance $20.00 day of event. Join us for our annual Holiday House Tour of some of Milton's most charming homes, the Historical Society and Arts Guild. Tour can be enjoyed by car and on foot thru the historic district. All will be decorated in the holiday spirit. Refreshments served throughout the tour. Tickets on sale in advance and day of the event. http://miltoncenturyclub.com/11.html
SUNDAY, Dec. 13 NEW CASTLE COUNTY
Breakfast with Santa at The Brandywine Zoo: This breakfast event is extra special because you'll get to dine with Santa! Breakfast is provided by Janssen's Market and Brew Ha Ha. Share your holiday wishes and take your photo with Santa, make decorations and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters all before the zoo opens. Finish the morning by strolling through the zoo at your leisure to watch our zoo keepers work and see the animals eating their breakfast! Admission: $18 adult, $15 child. 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Christina Cultural Arts Center presents “Carols in Color” featuring Eleone Dance Theatre: Christina Cultural Arts Center presents “Carols in Color” featuring Eleone Dance Theatre. “Carols in Color” is a holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St, Matthew, by using contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. Tickets available at www.TicketsAtTheGrand.org or call 800-37-GRAND. 4:00 PM, $25 ($14.99 for children).
Newark Symphony Holiday Concert: 3:00 PM, The Independence School. Simeone Tartaglione, Music Director. Tickets (at the door) General $20; Senior $15; Student $10; Eighth Grade & under FREE OR through the NSO website: www.newarksymphony.org. The Newark Symphony Orchestra celebrates the Holiday Season with the spotlight focused on choral works--John Rutter's Gloria and the Hallelelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. Choruses featuring 140 voices will represent the Mastersingers of Archmere Academy, Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Concord High School, and Kennett High School. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams. For information, call (302) 369-3466.
Sankta Lucia Celebration: 1:00 PM & 3:30PM at Old Swedes Historic Site, 606 Church St. in Wilmington. The celebration of Sankta Lucia is a Swedish tradition that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Join us at Old Swedes Church to celebrate the season of light with music, children costumed as Star Boys and Tomtes, and the candle-crowned Lucia. Adults $10; children ages 5-15, $5. The church will be open at 12:30 and 3 pm. The adjacent Hendrickson House, a 17th c. Swedish farmhouse, will also be open. Experience a Swedish Christmas and visit the gift shop for Swedish holiday goods. Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://eventbrite.com/2014-lucia-celebrations-wilmington-de
Hockessin Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast With Santa: 8:00 to 11:30 AM, $10 for adults and discounts for kids. Scrambles eggs, made-to-order omelettes, pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and much more! Breakfast is held at Hockessin Memorial Hall at 610 Yorklyn Road in Hockessin. https://www.instagram.com/p/_AxuY2jibP/
"Carols in Color" performed by Eleone Dance Theatre at The Grand Opera House, presented by: Christina Cultural Arts Center, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Tickets: $14.99-$35. “Carols in Color” is a holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St, Matthew, by using contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. “Carols” features some of Philadelphia’s premiere vocalists and the soul-stirring movements of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Connection. Ticket link
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16 NEW CASTLE COUNTY
Yuletide Jazz & Wine Series: The Tony Smith Trio: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Wilmington, Price: $10 for performance and includes live jazz and entry to Galleries. After an evening Yuletide tour, relax and celebrate the season with live jazz and a glass of wine in the festive atmosphere of Winterthur’s Galleries Reception Atrium. Cash wine and beer bar; fruit and cheese for purchase. Free for members. http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1243
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 NEW CASTLE COUNTY
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis at The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Tickets: $55-$80. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Ticket link
Holiday Adventures in Wonderland Runs through Dec. 31 (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays; 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays; by reservation Mondays). Historic Houses of Odessa, 109 Main St., Odessa. $8-$10, free/members and children younger than 6. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” See the Wilson-Warner House transformed by holiday vignettes.
Holiday Tours at Read House & Gardens Through Dec. 31 (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays). Read House & Gardens, 42 The Strand, New Castle. Learn how the Reads celebrated Christmas in the 1820s and how it differed from those who worked in their house. Tours end with 20th century traditions in restored rooms. $6-$7, free/members, younger than 10. Group tours: (302) 295-3284.
Yuletide at Winterthur 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52) Wilmington. $18-$20, $5/ages 2-11, free/members, children younger than 2. www.winterthur.org
Holidays at Hagley Through Jan. 3. Hagley Museum and Library, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington. Free - $14. See the 1803 du Pont family ancestral home decorated for the holidays with interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night. Exhibit included in admission. www.hagley.org.
Nemours Mansion Christmas Through Jan. 3 (9:30 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon and 3 p.m. Sundays. Evening tours Dec. 2 and 16). Nemours Mansion, 850 Alapocas Drive, Wilmington. See the former duPont estate decorated with Christmas trees, hand-painted ornaments and antiques; hear how Jesse and Alfred duPont celebrated; and see historical artifacts. $15. Reservations: 302-651-6913 or www.nemoursmansion.org.
Swedish Christmas & Gifts 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, 606 N Church St., Wilmington. Decorated in colonial Swedish style, the house will be open for tours and holiday shopping Dec. 3-31; Wed-Sat 10 am-4 pm. Closed Dec. 24-25. The museum shop features the new 2015 Old Swedes ornament, full-color 2016 calendar, 5x7 matted photos of the historic site, and Swedish Christmas items, both gifts and food. Free parking on site.
A Brandywine Christmas 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Runs through Jan. 7 (Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. Open until 9 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17). Brandywine River Museum of Art, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa. $15, $10/ages 65 and older, $6/students, free/age 5 and younger and members. Free Sundays until noon. (601) 388-2700, brandywine.org
Chesapeake City Winterfest of Lights Lighting displays line the C&D Canal and the streets of historic Chesapeake City, Md. See the winners of the decorating contest, take horse and carriage rides and carol on weekends. Santa’s Workshop set up. Outdoor synthetic ice skating rink is open Fridays-Sundays. Sunday skating lessons by former Olympic figure skater and coach. (410) 885-5298.
Santa’s House Through Dec. 20. (5-8 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays). Riverwalk Park, Milford. Children get a picture with Santa, candy cane, stocking with candy and chance to win a gift card. Christmas Carol Band plays from 11-11:30 a.m. Dec. 5.
Santa’s House Through Dec. 20. (3-5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 18; and pet time from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 20). Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach. Visit Santa, take a photo. Free; donations appreciated.
The Seaford Museum has a great train exhibit open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. through January 2016. Admission to the Museum for a tour and to see the Trains is $5.00 for adults. Admission to the Train Exhibit ONLY is $3.00 for adults.
Victorian Christmas event with historical reenactors at the Ross Mansion in Seaford, runs December 10th - 13th.
[FIGHT PREVIEWS] Miguel Vazquez vs Denis Shafikov, Zou Shiming vs Yokthong Koietgym, Daniel Geale vs Garth Wood, Hank Lundy vs Angelo Santana, the Boxcino tournament, Ik Yang vs Petchsamthur Duanaaymukdahan + more
Monday February 17
From Salinas Storm House, Salinas, California Time: 7:00 PM PST, 10:00 PM EST, 3:00 AM GMT Television: Fox Sports 1 (USA) Fight Thread: Yes ##Manuel Avila 13(5)-0 vs Enrique Quevedo 15(9)-6-1 10 rounds super bantamweight division Salinas, California was the setting for John Steinbeck’s (and later Elia Kazan’s) critically acclaimed East of Eden. The movie starred James Dean as a troubled teen looking for a place where he belonged in a world where his mother was estranged and his brother was the perfect son in the eyes of his father. Salinas will have another 15 minutes of fame this Monday, and Avila will need a breakout performance on the level of James Dean to put Salinas back on the map. Or at least himself. Avila is only 21 and still very green and early in his development. He’s a big super bantamweight who I imagine will settle at featherweight. Quevedo is a tough Mexican who’s been in with tougher opponents than Avila and should be a good test.
Paul Mendez 14(6)-2-2 vs Raul Casarez 20(9)-4
10 rounds middleweight division
Wednesday February 19
From Horden Pavilion, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia Time: 6:15 PM EDT, 11:15 PM PST (2/18), 2:15 AM (2/19) Television: Main Event (AUS) Fight Thread: Yes
Daniel Geale 29(15)-2 vs Garth Wood 12(8)-3-1
12 rounds middleweight division They’re actually fighting for Pan Pacific and a Pan African title, but they have no bearing on the world title scene. 32 year old Daniel Geale is coming off a tough loss that could have went either way against Darren Barker. The last time he’d lost was against Anthony Mundine back in 09 and since then had built a solid reputation as one of the best middleweights in the world. He avenged his loss to Mundine (which was a split decision the first time around), beat Sebastian Sylvester for the IBF middleweight title, beat Osumanu “Good Boy” Adama over 12 rounds, and the biggest win of his career, he went into Germany and beat Felix Sturm on the cards. If you don’t know what that’s like, it’s similar to beating Bowser in Mario Tennis on his home court. Geale is as tough as they come, although he didn’t begin his career that way. Early on he was a bit chinny and was dropped many times. He either learned defense or moving to middleweight was a big help as he hasn’t been dropped since 2008. His opponent is Garth Wood. Wood was originally supposed to fight Martin Murray on the Monte Carlo card a couple weeks ago. Wood is an exlusively Australian fighter who’s got a very impressive win over Anthony Mundine… actually, it’s not. Mundine was winning just about every second of the fight before Wood landed this ridiculous uppercut that knocked Mundine out. It was one of those body-stiffening punches. Frankly, I understand the reason for Geale taking the fight. This is probably a big deal in Australia, but I think Geale could have easily gotten a fight with any of the top middleweights out there. He didn’t get wiped out against Barker and in fact performed with a ton of grit and heart. I really look forward to a fight between Golovkin and Geale.
Thursday February 20
From Centro de Convenciones Figali, Panama City, Panama Time: ? Television: TV Max Channel 9 (Panama) Fight Thread: No
Luis Concepcion 30(22)-3 vs Carlos Fontes 17(14)-1
12 rounds WBC silver flyweight title Panamanian Concepcion is riding a bit of a winning streak since getting stopped by Tyson Marquez. He’s won 7 straight fights and stopped 4 of his opponents. But let’s not start thinking about putting Concepcion in with the big boys at flyweight. His opponents have been just good enough to look good, but not good enough to convince me he’s ready to get back on the world level. They’ve all lacked pop or world experience. The other thing is that flyweight is stacked right now. Akira Yaegashi sits on top and it seems we’re finally going to get the fight we’ve all been wanting, as he will take on the arguable (I don’t buy it, many do) #2 flyweight in the world, Roman Gonzalez. Even if Concepcion wanted the leftovers, Juan Francisco Estrada would gladly take him and so would heavy handed Giovani Segura. So, Concepcion still has a ways to go. He’s definitely got a case to be in the top 10 at flyweight, but I’m not sure if he’ll ever hold another title. One thing is certain though. Concepcion will never be in a dull fight.
Friday February 21
From Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, Delaware Time: ? Television: Not televised Fight Thread: No
Ray Robinson 16(7)-2 vs Aslanbek Kozaev 25(7)-0-1
10 rounds welterweight division Well… it’s not that Ray Robinson. It’s The New Ray Robinson. Seriously, that’s his nickname. He’s from Philly and his only losses have come against undefeated fighters. So bet the house on Kozaev. Actually, I wouldn’t. Robinson is the favorite and is arguably a top 30 welterweight. From Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada Time: 6:00 PM PST, 9:00 PM EST, 2:00 AM GMT Television: ESPN2 (USA) Fight Thread: Yes
Yakubu Amidu 21(19)-4-2 vs Chris Rudd 12(8)-1
6 rounds lightweight division Art Pellulo’s Banner Promotions has put together a tournament. One in the lightweight division and one in the middleweight division. I think Amidu is the dark horse in this tournament. He’s tough as hell and beat Juan Carlos Burgos on one judge’s scorecard last summer in an outdoor fight when it was 100 degrees in Southern California. Rudd lacks experience and enters the tournament after suffering his first career loss. A win here (and ultimately the tournament) would be Rudd’s coming out party.
Fedor Papazov 14(9)-0 vs Peter Petrov 32(15)-4-2
6 rounds lightweight division Papazov has a hilarious nickname. It’s ‘Knockout Man.’ Petrov’s claim to fame is that he was knocked out by Maidana back in 2011. I think Knockout Man has this one in the bag.
Miguel Gonzalez 22(16)-3 vs Miguel Angel Mendoza 21(21)-2-2
6 rounds lightweight division Many people will look at Mendoza’s record and immediately say ‘yep, that’s the favorite. The dude with all the knockouts. His hands must compare to cinderblocks.’ Except that his 3 opponents he’s faced with decent records either knocked him out or beat him easily (or the fight was stopped after 3 rounds on a draw). Gonzalez on the other hand is nicknamed Silky Smooth. He was shut out against Mike Dallas Junior, but... actually, I was going to try to make a case for him winning, but I can’t. This should be a fun fight.
Fernando Carcamo 15(12)-5 vs Samuel Kotey Neequaye 21(15)-0
6 rounds lightweight division Neequaye is my pick to win this thing. He’s undefeated and made it to the Beijing Olympics (albeit not very far.) Carcamo seems to lose every time he gets on a roll and given that he’s won 5 straight by stoppage, he’s probably due for the upset. From Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island Time: ? Television: Not televised Fight Thread: No
Glen Johnson 53(36)-18-2 vs Jamie Velasquez 11(6)-5-2
8 rounds light heavyweight division Yep, Glen Johnson is back. I know Johnson’s time is done, especially at the elite level, but I gotta give it to him. In the past 5 years he’s fought the top opposition out there. He’s fought George Groves (L), Andrzej Fonfara (L), Lucian Bute (L), Carl Froch (L, a majority decision at that!), Tavoris Cloud (L), and Chad Dawson (L). Even in defeat, does anyone have a better resume?
Alvin Varmall Jr 1(1)-0 vs Andre Ward 1(1)-1-4
4 rounds cruiserweight division Is this serious? Is Andre Ward trying to pull a fast one on us? He’s gotten fat and is trying to make a run at cruiserweight? From Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio Time: 7:45 PM PST, 10:45 PM EST, 3:45 AM GMT Television: Showtime (USA) Fight Thread: Yes
Angelo Santana 14(11)-1 vs Henry ‘Hank’ Lundy 23(11)-3-1
10 rounds lightweight division We haven’t seen Hank Lundy since last summer when we all thought Olusegun Ajose would either wipe him out or give us a fight of the year candidate given his performance against Matthysse. Not the case. Lundy pulled off a landslide win snapping a 2 fight losing streak. Lundy has 3 losses, but they’re to solid opponents and Santana would do well not to overlook Lundy. Santana is a Don King fighter (this is a Don King card if you wanted to boycott it) and a Cuban defector. Santana had been on a 7 fight knock out streak before he himself got knocked out against little known Uzbekistanian Bahodir Mamadjonov in his most recent fight. All we can hope for here is a good fight.
Amir Imam 12(11)-0 vs Jared Robinson 14(6)-0
10 rounds light welterweight division This is the battle of 2 undefeated guys with great nicknames. It’s the Young Master vs The Quiet Storm. I’ll leave it to you to guess which is which.
Saturday February 22
From Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona Time: 7:00 PM PST, 10:00 PM EST, Television: Live streamed (and free) at www.iron-boy.com Fight Thread: Yes
Alexis Santiago 15(7)-3-1 vs Hanzel Martinez 20(16)-1
10 rounds bantamweight division This fight has drama and excitement written all over it, and given it's being streamed online, should be an easy choice for anyone looking for some fight action this Saturday night. Santiago has 3 losses on his record. All 3 losses came against undefeated opponents. His last loss was back in the summer of 2012 and now he’s riding a 4 fight in streak that includes stoppages in his last 2 fights. His opponent, Hanzel Martinez, isn’t so hot right now. Although he won his last fight, the one before it was a 2nd round knockout loss in his first real step up in competition. Santiago, in my estimation, is on par with the man who stopped Martinez. These are 2 young guys fighting for their future in the sport. A film crew chronicled the training camp of Alexis Santiago as he prepared for the bout and can be seen here.
Siarhei Liakhovich 25(16)-6 vs Chad Davis 5(1)-11
8 rounds heavyweight division Liakhovich is one fight removed from a fight with Deontay Wilder and if you're wondering why the former heavyweight titlist is facing an inexperienced opponent with more losses than wins, perhaps it's because Liakhovich has been stopped in his last three fights and has won 2 fights in his last seven. This could either be a new start for the 37 year old or maybe a last grab at a small bit of glory. From Ice Arena, Hull, Yorkshire, UK Time: 2:00 PM PST, 5:00 PM EST, 10:00 PM GMT Television: Sky Sports (UK) Fight Thread: Yes
Tommy Coyle 17(7)-2 vs Daniel Brizuela 25(8)-2-2
12 rounds IBF international lightweight title I like Coyle a lot. He’s got obvious vulnerabilities and boxes well enough to compensate most of the time. Brizuela is a perfect opponent for him. He’s fought mostly in Argentina and isn’t a big punching threat.
Darren Hamilton 14(3)-2 vs Curtis Woodhouse 21(13)-6
12 rounds BBBofC british light welterweight title This is a typical fight that has warranted a lot of criticism of Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn (who is promoting this card.) It’s a 12 round fight with 2 guys who aren’t big punchers. Woodhouse is a bit chinny and prone to being outboxed, but he’s also as tough as they come. I don’t know much about Hamilton other than he’s got a UD win over Ashley Theophane. I expect Hamilton to pull off the win.
Gavin McDonnell 10(3)-0-1 vs Leigh Wood 11(4)-0
12 rounds vacant BBBofC british super bantamweight title McDonnell has mostly fought inexperienced opposition with a few losses on their record until this point. Wood has faced experienced guys with a ton of wins and losses on their record. It should be an interesting fight, and I believe Wood has more upside of the 2 (though I favor McDonnell here.) Interesting note is that Leigh Wood’s nickname is Leigh-thal. Ik Yang needs a cool nickname like that.
Luke Campbell 4(3)-0 vs Scott Moises 8(2)-8-1
8 rounds lightweight division Campbell is one of boxing’s hottest prospects. Not in that way. I mean, Campbell won gold at the London games and my dream scenario would be for him to face Lomachenko somewhere down the line for a lightweight title. Eddie Hearn is doing a good job with Campbell. He’s not rushing him into anything and allowing him to develop as a professional. He doesn’t have the pedigree that Lomachenko does and has thus far fared very well as a pro. He’s a long southpaw, he’s quick, and puts combinations together nicely. If I had a criticism of him, it’s that he doesn’t move his head that much and looks a bit rigid. I’m sure this will change as he develops. Don’t let his baby face fool you. This guy can snatch the body with the best of them. more previews in comments
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[FIGHT PREVIEWS] Bermane Stiverne vs Chris Arreola, Amnat Ruenroeng vs Kazuto Ioka, Donnie Nietes vs Moises Fuentes + more
Wednesday May 7
From Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan
Amnat Ruenroeng 12(5)-0 vs Kazuto Ioka 14(9)-0
12 rounds IBF flyweight title In Ioka’s first venture into the deep waters of the flyweight division, he will set his sights on the perceived weakest link. Ruenroeng upset Rocky Fuentes back in January to capture the vacant IBF title. Ruenroeng has a deep amateur career that includes a loss to Zou Shiming in his final amateur tournament that he participated in. The flyweight division (and the smaller weight classes in general) are unforgiving with age. Often times, guys get old overnight and seemingly insignificant stay busy fights could end your career. Just ask Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, longtime champion at flyweight. By the way, let’s go on a tangent. Let’s trace the lineal flyweight title. Sonny Boy Jaro, a notorious journeyman who will knock out some prospect or champion every so often, was the one to finish Wonjongkam and take the elder wand-I mean the lineal championship. Jaro then went to Japan to face Toshiyuki Igarashi. Igarashi was a tough little prospect who’d suffered a loss early in his career, but many at the lower weight classes do. He seemed on his way. He wins a split decision over Jaro (which is shocking.) Then he defends it against Argentine Nestor Narvaes. Igarashi then defends against Akira Yaegashi. Yaegashi beats the breaks off of him in a fight of the year contender. Now, Yaegashi is the current lineal champion at flyweight. A direct decendent of the great Wonjongkam. (Seriously, if you don’t know about how great Wonjongkam is, google him. This guy was a real throwback to champions of the past.) Okay… so uh this fight has really nothing to do with that other than Ioka and Ruenroeng fight in the same division and are fighting for a paper title. Let’s go over styles. In studying Ruenroeng, what we have with him is a very good boxer who relies on his jab (which he throws more like a power jab) and footwork to stay outside. He doesn’t pack a big punch and he doesn’t move his head as much as he should. If there’s a vulnerability or a way for Ioka to beat him, there’s 2 ways I see. One being that Ruenroeng is often open for a wide left hook. When he throws his power jab, he drops his right hand and finds himself squared up. Fuentes tagged him with it multiple times in their fight. I think combined with Ioka’s body punching, this could be his ultimate end. As for Ioka, in my opinion, he’s coming in as the favorite. Ioka’s got a win over Yaegashi in his 10th pro fight (now it all comes together!) and improves with every fight. Here’s what’s always impressed me about Ioka and I use to gauge how ready prospects are. I look at what I call actions per minute. It’s the pace at which they fight and what they do with their time in the ring. Fighters who compete at the highest level, their rounds go by quick. Watch a Pacquiao fight. When he’s fighting a Marquez or a Bradley, the rounds fly by. Why is that? Because they are constantly working. They are feinting, they’re moving not just to move, but to position themselves, and they’re setting traps or taking mental pictures. This is why I thought Pacquiao-Marquez IV was the better fight than Rios-Alvarado I. Most of what was happening in the Rios fight was punches from everywhere. There wasn’t that high speed chess that was present in the Pacquiao fight. I love the tension it creates. Ioka has shown he can fight at that pace since he was green. Ioka’s style is tough to pin down. He’s a boxer-puncher, but he’s also prone to counter-punch. Ioka doesn’t move his head much and that’s led him into some real exciting contests over the course of his relatively short career, his chin and ring IQ have kept him in a lot of fights he might have otherwise been stopped in.
Katsunari Takayama 26(10)-6 vs Shin Ono 17(2)-5-2
12 rounds IBF minimumweight title Takayama is already 30 and that’s not a good sign in the minimumweight division. To stay at such a low weight as you get older is draining and takes a lot out of you. Takayama has had an up and down career, but he’s only been stopped once. Of the following opponents who’ve beat him, guess which one stopped him: Nkosinathi Joyi, Mateo Handig, Masato Hatakeyama, or Roman Gonzalez. Which do you choose? Yep, obviously it’s… wait a second. Are you sure? It’s not El Chocolatito? The, and I mean all capital letters, THE baby Golovkin? The baddest little dude on the planet? Afraid not, reader. Gonzalez easily out-pointed him, but didn’t stop him. That honor goes to Hatakeyama. It was over 10 years ago at junior flyweight. Takayama has since moved down and fared well as a minimumweight. Ono is simply a domestic defense. His 2 knockouts are impressive to Cesar Rene Cuenca, but no one else. Barring some Sonny Boy Jaro shenanigans, Takayama will retain and maybe have a unification with Naoya Inoue. (I think this is not possible because Japanese promoters have their own cold war going on.)
Friday May 9
From Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas, Islas Canarias, Spain
Ceferino Rodriguez 15(9)-0 v Ismael El Massoudi 39(14)-7
12 rounds EBU-EU welterweight title I don’t want to say that El Massoudi is better than his record states, but he kind of is. Let’s get this out the way first, because I can’t focus. His nickname is Desert Storm. Lol. He’s from Morocco so I guess it works. Anyway, why is this here? Because Ceferino Rodriguez is a 25 year old Spanish welterweight prospect promoted by none other than Sergio Martinez. I think Martinez has an eye for talent. Say what you will about Pablo Sarmiento, Sergio’s trainer, but he did a good job with Kiko Martinez and if he’s doing the same work with Rodriguez, we could have a terrific prospect coming our way in the near future.
Gabriel Campillo 22(9)-6-1 vs Ricky Dennis Pow 11(8)-2-1
10 rounds cruiserweight division Campillo moves up from light heavyweight after losing to Andrzej Fonfara last summer. My opinion on Campillo is that if this guy had any power, he’d be pretty special. He doesn’t and thus, he will only go as far as his cleverness takes him. From Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover, Delaware
Ray Robinson 17(7)-2 vs George Sosa 13(13)-7
10 rounds welterweight division First, The New Ray Robinson is rated at worst in the top 20 of welterweights in the world. Chew on that for a while. Second, I feel it’s my duty to remind you any time he fights. Which is pretty often.
Saturday May 10
From SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manilla, Philippines
Donnie Nietes 32(18)-1-4 vs Moises Fuentes 19(10)-1-1
12 rounds WBO light flyweight title This is a rematch of their first encounter a little over a year go. Nietes hasn’t lost in 10 years while Fuentes lost a couple of years ago to a Mexican fighter who failed to make weight. I don’t like when guys have a ton of draws on their record. It tells me that they’re okay to simply match their opponent in exchanges and not do enough to stand out. Obviously you don’t get to 32 wins by doing that every time, but those guys are alarming to me. Their last contest was as even as it gets and I expect Nietes to get the win this time.
Milan Melindo 30(12)-1 vs Martin Tecuapetla 11(8)-5-2
12 rounds flyweight division Melindo’s skill level is far about his opponent. He fought one hell of a fight against Juan Francisco Estrada last summer in Macau. Estrada easily won the fight, but Melindo impressed me with his heart and determination. Melindo is young and I think in a couple of fights he can capture one of the belts at flyweight. If Yaegashi doesn’t scoop them all up. From Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Martin Gethin 24(11)-4-1 vs Derry Mathews 34(19)-9-2
I think this is it for dirty Derry. Win or lose, I think he’s taking his spoils and calling it a day. Dirty Derry has done a fine job putting on entertaining fights, but it seems like his career has been plagued by 1 step forward and 2 steps back syndrome.
Chris Eubank Jr 14(9)-0 vs Robert Swierzbinsky 13(3)-2
8 rounds middleweight division I guess Frank Warren is going to take it easy on his prospects after his last card. From Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
Kid Galahad 16(8)-0 vs Fed Mundraby 15(7)-1-1
12 rounds super bantamweight division I haven’t made up my mind about Galahad yet.
Hughie Fury 13(8)-0 vs Danny Hughes 12(3)-2-2
unknown rounds cheeseburger division From Galen Center, Los Angeles, California TV: ESPN (USA)
Bermane Stiverne 23(20)-1-1 vs Chris Arreola 36(31)-3
12 rounds vacant WBC heavyweight title Let’s address one thing here. This is being billed as a heavyweight title match. Let’s be clear. This should be called something like The American Heavyweight championship. Or Championship of the Americas for heavy people. Or maybe The No-Klitschko Heavyweight Division Championship. Everyone can call out Wladimir and say they want to fight him, but until otherwise proven, there isn’t a single heavyweight out there that’s on his level. One attribute doesn’t put you there. Wilder’s power, Arreola’s determination, heart, and chin, Stiverne’s jab, Pulev’s whatever he does that keeps him winning, maybe if we added all that up into one person, we’ll throw them in the mix. But that’s not the case. So essentially, this title will be the title for the rest of aren’t gifted with a shot at the real champion. Arreola is a slight underdog here and it makes sense to me. Stiverne dropped him in their first fight and thoroughly controlled the fight with his jab and movement. Stiverne has an advantage in the quickness department, as well. The wildcard in this fight is Arreola’s new fitness. He’s in shape like never before and that could be the difference. Whether it affects his ability to throw a punch or take one. Arreola is going to need to add a new wrinkle to his game, and that is to add some feints. Arreola is really good at cutting off the ring and trapping guys in the corner, the problem with Stiverne is that he has a tight guard and when he’s shelled up, Arreola isn’t landing anything flush. A good counter to that would also be to rip some body shots when he’s in the corner. Making Stiverne weary of a body shot will open him up for some bombs to the face. All in all, both guys are promising fireworks and you can’t ask for a better heavyweight fight for network TV. I’m excited for this fight and I expect this to be a great fight.
Amir Imam 13(12)-0 vs Yardenis Ugas 15(7)-2
8 rounds junior welterweight division
Eric Molina 20(14)-2 vs DaVarryl Williamson 27(23)-7
[WEEKEND RECAP] Miguel Vazquez vs Denis Shafikov, Zou Shiming vs Yokthong Kokietgym, Tommy Coyle vs Daniel Brizuela, Daniel Geale vs Garth Wood + more
Monday February 17th
From Salinas Storm House, Salinas, CA
Manuel Avila defeated Enrique Quevedo by UD
Paul Mendez defeated Raul Casarez by KO3
Wednesday February 19th
From Horden Pavilion, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia
Daniel Geale stopped Garth Wood in the 6th round
I mentioned in the preview that Wood was overmatched and Geale should have very little trouble with Wood who’s only solid win came on a hail mary type punch on Anthony Mundine. From the opening bell, Geale just destroyed Wood. A UK referee would have wisely stopped the fight in the 1st round. In the post-fight interview, Geale called out and asked for a Golovkin fight. Geale looked good, but not that good.
Thursday February 20
From Centro de Convenciones Figali, Panama
Luis Concepcion won a technical decision over Carlos Fontes over 9 rounds
Concepcion keeps on winning.
Friday February 21
From Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, Delaware
Ray Robinson defeated Aslanbek Kozaev by 12 round unanimous decision
What did you expect from Ray “The New Ray Robinson” Robinson? From Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
Chris Rudd defeated Yakubu Amidu by unanimous decision
This featured the rarely seen extra tie-breaker, sudden death round. I thought Amidu would be go far in this tournament, but I was mistaken. Rudd dug deep and pulled out the win.
Petr Petrov defeated Fedor Papazov by unanimous decision
Miguel Gonzalez defeated Miguel Angel Mendoza by split decision
Fernanco Carcamo defeated Samuel Kotey Neequaye by 2nd round TKO
Neequaye was my pick to win this damn thing. I went 2 and 2 in my predictions for the tournament thus far.
Saturday February 22nd
From Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China
Zou Shiming knocked out Yokthong Kokietgym in the 7th round
There’s something I love watching in Zou Shiming. It’s similar to the way I love watching Pacquiao fight. It might be the way he flows offensively where he’s set and ready to throw punches at any point in the fight or maybe the fact that he just looks like he loves fighting and he’s enjoying what’s going on in the ring. Whatever it was, this was an entertaining fight. Shiming was obviously gunning for a KO and it must have felt good to finally get one. Shiming showed a ton of excellent technical things, the way he slipped punches, used his feet to escape, and a few little veteran things like using his forearms and shoulders to create more offense… and then there were the lapses where he was clipped by telegraphed punches that he should have avoided. It made for captivating TV and while Shiming doesn’t appear to have what it takes to beat any of the elite flyweights in the world, he will remain to be must watch TV for me.
Miguel Vazquez retained his IBF lightweight title over 12 rounds against Denis Shafikov
The internet seemed convinced that this was the end of the line for Vazquez. That the jig was up against an action Russian fighter who’s spent time at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym. I disagreed. How would a guy with a 5 inch height advantage whose jab is his bread and butter lose against a guy who comes forward and looks to be aggressive? Especially when the bigger man has some of the best footwork in boxing. Vazquez delivered a thorough performance that solidified him (in my eyes) as the top lightweight in the world.
Mavin Sonsona knocked out Akifumi Shimoda in the 3rd round
Marvelous Marvin Sonsona’s downfall will be his inability to keep his hands up. But so long as he lands his thunderous left on anyone’s chin, this kid will be a fast rising star. He’s 23, a southpaw, and Filipino. I’m not kidding when I saw that this was one of the most brutal KO’s I’ve seen in a while. If you haven’t seen it, look it up. A deadly left uppercut that put Shimoda to sleep the moment it landed.
Rex Tso stopped Mako Matsuyama in the 7th round
My boy Rex Tso stops yet another opponent. I think Tso has reached a point where he needs to step up his competition. Shiming and Luke Campbell are in the same boat. There's really no point for them to be taking these easy "journeymen" type fights. Their skill has, in my opinion, prompted a higher caliber of opponent to give them an opportunity to grow and evolve rather than continue refining what has worked in the past. I like to see fighters add new wrinkles to their game.
Ryota Murata stopped Carlos Nascimento in the 4th round
Story time. I woke up at 3am to watch this card (pacific time) so that I could see it live. I should have written down everything I was seeing or thinking because it’s all a blur and I fell asleep during the Vazquez fight. (No surprise there.) Murata looked good. He was accurate and the uppercut is becoming his signature blow.
Egor Mekhontsev stopped Atthaporn Jaritram in the 2nd round
Jaritram had no business fighting at light heavyweight and Mekhotsev made him pay. Jaritram was beaten from corner to corner and received the first loss of his career. If I have any criticism of Mekhontsev, it’s that he was squaring up a little too much, but his jab was brilliant. Obviously you can’t look at a fight like this and make any real decisions about a guy, but from what I can see, Mekhontsev could make real noise at light heavyweight if his chin is solid and he can avoid squaring up so often. From York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, UK
Tony Conquest defeated Daniel Ammann by unanimous decision
I didn’t watch this card too closely, but I will say that York Hall has to be one of my least favorite venues to watch boxing on TV.
Chris Eubank Jr defeated Alistair Warren by 3rd round stoppage
Eubank Jr looked very impressive and remains undefeated. From Ice Arena, Hull, Yorkshire, UK
Tommy Coyle stopped Daniel Brizuela in the 12th round
I don’t often do this, but I’m going to for this one. Just go watch it. Right now, for my money, this is the fight of the year.
Gavin McDonnell stopped Leigh Wood in the 6th round
This fight went on far too long. McDonnell had Wood out in the 6th round and the referee continued to let McDonnell batter Wood.
Curtis Woodhouse won a split decision over Darren Hamilton
And after the fight promptly retired.
Luke Campbell stopped Scott Moises in the 8th and final round
Campbell looked really good against an awkward opponent who seemed to love getting hit. Moises fought the entire fight with a smile and was encouraging Campbell more than his corner was to pour on the attack. Campbell broke his man down with very nice body shots and an accurate jab and straight to the head. From Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
Alexis Santiago defeated Hanzel Martinez by unanimous decision
Martinez was dropped early and showed a ton of heart finishing the fight. Santiago won a wide decision in what was an entertaining fight.
Siarhei Liakhovich defeated Chad Davis by unanimous decision
The story here is that Liakhovich was booed loudly during the post-fight interview and walked off. Welcome back to the win column!
Good casinos within five to six hours of Baltimore?
I've been to Harrah's in Chester, PA, and prefer that over anything. Not a fan of Delaware Park, Perryville, or Charlestown. Looking for something with nice high limit slots that actually pay out. I've never been to Dover Downs and I hear Ocean City is getting slots on January 4th. I'd prefer a nice casino with a hotel that I can stay over for a night if needed. Thanks!
After 2-year break, World Championship Punkin Chunkin returns to Delaware
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