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Young Contenders -- Joel Julio
by Jeremy "Fasttalker" Bjornberg - 03/15/2006
Joel Julio has looked just as dominating lately against better competition as he did when he was fighting Colombian taxi drivers. In his last fight he took on Wilmer Mejia (15-6, 121 KOs) and as usual, he went right to work. Mejia was not able to withstand the two-fisted attack and succumbed to the pressure in round two.
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Prospect Profile: Rock Allen
by Trever "DeuceDrop" Malagon - 02/28/2006
Rock Allen (5-0, 5 KO's) is starting to be a bright shining star in the Welterweight Division. He's trained by his father, Naazim Richardson, and hails from Philadelphia. His dad is also a coach and trainer for former long-time Middleweight Champion Bernard Hopkins.
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Doc's Prospect Profile -- Paul Malignaggi
by Doc's Boxing Team - 02/23/2006
Paul Malignaggi has been hated on by many for his loudmouth and showboat tactics. Many other people are just disgusted by feather fist punchers in general, but Paulie pays it no mind. The Brooklyn native feels he is already world class but he has yet to step up the competition of that status. He has recently started to take on fighters with solid records and if he can continue to win and climb up the charts slowly he has a chance to make some money in this sport.
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Doc's Prospect Profile -- Denis Boytsov
by Drew "King" James - 01/31/2006
When I first read about Denis Boytsov, you could say I was a bit skeptical. Good amateur pedigree, rock-hard physique, and the looks that would make you wonder if he'd be better a fit in an Abercrombie catalogue, not Ring Magazine.
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Doc's Prospect Profile - Calvin Brock
by Trever "Deucedrop" Malagon - 11/07/2005
Calvin “The Boxing Banker” Brock is becoming a key player in the Heavyweight Division. BoxRec currently ranks him No. 9 in the world while Ring Magazine has him slotted at No. 7.
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Boxing's Future Moneymakers
by Jeremy "Fasttalker" Bjornberg - 10/21/2005
Many names come to mind when compiling a list of the best newcomers in boxing. I decided to mostly focus on some of the more exposed and well-known prospects. I will continue to focus on up and coming fighters so be sure to check back.
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Doc’s Prospect Profile -- Daniel Ponce De Leon
by Jeremy “Fasttalker” Bjornberg - 10/31/2005
It might seem silly to call De Leon a prospect, but a fringe, vacant title can only mean so much. De Leon actually is a titleholder as he just won the vacant WBO title via a rugged 12-round decision over Sod Lookongyangtoy. I can’t thank heaven above that I only had to type that name, not pronounce it. If Sod had won the fight, it would be a nightmare for any broadcaster and hopefully this is the end of him and his ridiculously long name.
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Young Contenders - Kendall Holt
by Trever "DeuceDrop" Malagon - 10/25/2005
Kendall Holt (20-1, 12 KO’s) is a budding star in the welterweight division. Kendall possesses fast hands and good combinations in the ring. Holt is a very fast starter and he loves to take advantage of the first round by dropping huge bombs on his unsuspecting opponents. His fast pace in the beginning of the fight lets his challengers know that they better be careful. That’s what usually happens to guys when they step into the ring with him, they start off being game, and then they tend to proceed with more caution as the fight progresses.
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Doc's Prospect Profile -- Lucian Bute
by Alexandre Pelletier - 10/22/2005
Thirteen fights into his pro career, many observers believe that Lucian Bute is the finest young fighter to grace the Montreal boxing scene in many years. He has already become a favorite of Canadian fans, and he has gained celebrity status in his native Romania. Already a Top 15 contender of two of the major sanctioning bodies, Lucian Bute will face the biggest challenge of his pro career as he gets ready to face the rugged Kabary Salem on September 16th.
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Doc's Prospect Profile - Kelly Pavlik
by Trever "DeuceDrop" Malagon - 09/20/2005
Kelly Pavlik is a United States born fighter, out of Youngstown Ohio. He has a solid record of 25-0-22 ko’s. With having a good amateur background, Pavlik has made himself a name soon to be feared by all in the super middleweight division.
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Doc's Prospect Profile - Ebo Elder
by Trever "DeuceDrop" Malagon - 09/09/2005
Ebo Elder has some of the most exciting and thrilling fights in recent years. With a 22-1 record that includes 14 KOs, Elder has shocked many with his heart and aggression. The nickname "Extreme Machine" is fitting for the young fighter, because he doesn't fight anyway but extreme.
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Young Contenders - "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis
by Trever "DeuceDrop" Malagon - 09/09/2005
"Mighty" Mike Aranoutis is a straight up boxing fool! He has a record of 14-0-2 with 6 KOs. He reminds me of Paul Spadafora, but with faster hands and better combinations. Arnaoutis is a boxer from Greece who held amateur titles in his native country. He has great ring generalship and is always active in his fights.
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Doc's Prospect Profile -- Jaidon 'The Don' Codrington
by Drew "King" James - 08/01/2005
A boxer fast becoming the division's worst nightmare, undefeated, knockout artist Jaidon Codrington is quickly becoming the toast of the largest town in American. Needless to say, with the way he's been dispatching opponents, he's quickly become a fan favorite in both New York and Connecticut.
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