Shakeel Phinn chats about his double-title
victory over Elio German Rafael
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
On June 8, 2019, Shakeel “The Jamaican Juggernaut” Phinn (21-2-1, 15KOs) of Montreal earned the biggest win of his professional career by stopping Elio Rafael (15-3-0, 9KOs) of Argentina via Mexico in the tenth round for the IBF North American and NABF super middleweight titles. With the win, Boxrec.com now rates Phinn in the top 10% of super middleweight worldwide, alongside Chinese standout Ainiwaer Yilixiati (15-1-0, 11KOs) and former EBU European Union and WBC Mediterranean champ Mariano Hilario of Spain.
AND AROUND THE WORLD
Chris Jan Jaszczuk
Last night at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas,the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame had the Grand Opening of their Museum ,which was hosted by Hall Of Fame Founder Rich Marotta ,former Referee Joe Cortez and the CEO of the NVBHOF Michelle Corrales Lewis .
It was a great turn out with many World Champion boxers taking photos & signing autographs for the fans. This is a must visit for all fans, there are many outstanding exhibits.
On August 9, 10 The 7th NVBHOF Induction Gala Weekend and Awards Dinner will be held at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino, tickets available at www.nvbhof.com
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Shields injured in training, fight with Habazin postponed
Claressa Shields’ fight against Ivana Habazin has been postponed because Shields injured her knee in training.
Shields said in a statement that she’ll heal quickly and will be “training harder than ever” soon. The fight was originally scheduled for Aug. 17 on Showtime, and it was to be Shields’ first professional fight in her hometown of Flint.
Dmitriy Salita, Shields’ promoter, says she’ll bounce back quickly and will move forward to a new fight date. He says the fight will be rescheduled for the fall.
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MIKE LEE TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
Unbeaten Contender Talks Upcoming Title Showdown Against Super Middleweight Champion Caleb Plant Saturday, July 20 in FOX PBC Fight Night Main Event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena