WBA Super Welterweight Champion Travis Simms...
December 25, 2006

(DEC 25) Instead of training in New York or Atlanta, WBA champ Travis Simms decided to pack his bags and head to what he calls home away from home Columbia S.C. to prepare for his upcoming fight against the tough hard punching Jose Rivera for the WBA Super Welterweight Title. The fight will be aired Live Jan. 6 on Showtime at 10pm. Full Story

Biggers to fight McCarter in Title Bout
December 22, 2006

Donna Biggers will be fighting Layla McCarter on Friday, January 5, 2007, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. This event is promoted by Crown Boxing Inc. The titles at stake are the WBA Women's lightweight and the GBU light weight. This fight will be a 12 round 3 minute bout.  Donna Biggers won the WIBC Featherweight Title at White Rock Boxing Gym on 6/18/05. We wish her luck and give her our support.

  South Carolina Fighters making News
December 14, 2006

We would like to say congratulations to Berry Butler from Greenville, SC on his win on 12/14/2006 at Golfstream Park Racing and Casino, Hallandale, FL, USA. His opponent was a very tough Sam Reese from Newport News, VA. Berry was down once in the first round and Reese was down twice in the second round. The fight went the distance with Berry wining an 8 round unanimous decision.

Simms to Rivera: ‘I didn’t lose my title in the ring’
December 17, 2006

NEW YORK— As Worcester’s José Antonio Rivera stood before the microphone in the historic Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center last week, the WBA’s super welterweight champion had to be marveling at how far he’d come from those early days of fighting in cramped, musty confines like the Webster Town Hall and Worcester’s Lincoln Street armory.  Copyrighted Story on the Telegram & Gazette 
Biography of Travis Simms

PAUL WILLIAMS Take 2 - From the desk of Brian J. Kennedy

December 12, 2006

Berry Butler from Greenville, SC, fights Sam Reese on Thursday, December 14th in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Butler has a deceiving record of 21-12 with 18 knockouts, while veteran spoiler Reese has a record of 22-15-4 with 8 knockouts.  Full Story

"Not about the Money!"
November 11, 2006

(NOV 11) Johnny Brooks from Gilbert, S.C.,  is scheduled to fight Jaidon Codrington from Queens N.Y. on November 14, 2006. Johnny has been training with his uncle Jose' Molina since day one. Jaidon is managed by Chris Gotti. Jaidon is ranked #62 in the world.  Billy Stanick spoke to Jose' and Johnny this morning, Johnny said that this fight is "Not about the Money!" Full Story   Letter by Brian Williams

November 7, 2006

Paul " The Punisher" Williams from Aiken S.C fighting in Welterweight Class is still on a Roll! With his record at 32 wins - 24 KO'S and No Losses. On 11/04/06 he fought at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV. He stopped Santo's Pakau in the 6th round of an 8 round fight. Paul has been fighting  Top Rated Fighters for 5 years, we are ready to see Paul have a Title Shot. ( Thanks to Lila Erb a boxing fan from Aiken, SC. Look for more news to come!

  PAUL WILLIAMS Take 2 - From the desk of Brian J. Kennedy
October 29, 2006  Flash Photo Slideshow
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One of today's rising stars in boxing is undefeated welterweight Paul "The Punisher" Williams who fights out of Aiken, South Carolina. Williams has a stellar record of 31-0 23KO's and is the mandatory challenger for World Champion Antonio Margarito's WBO Welterweight Title.  Full Story
  From the desk of Brian J. Kennedy
October 23, 2006

With a couple of fights falling out at the last minute and the added pressure of a packed house, promoters Andrew Stokes and Billy Stanick pulled off yet another successful boxing show and continue to bring in quality prospects (Marcus Upshaw, Rommel Rene and Omri Louther)from around the country. Knowing how hard it is to put on a good competitive boxing show, it all comes down to the quality and experience of the fighters involved.  Full Story

 Click to view the slideshow of event (Copyrighted on thestate.com)
(OCT 13) See the Fall Brawl Video of the upcoming fight to be held at the Jamil Temple on October 21, 2006. This show is brought to you by Palmetto Boxing and White Rock Boxing. Tickets are on sale now at Stanick Sheet Metal and Roofing call 803-798-2266 or Andrew Stokes with Palmetto Boxing at 803-513-1455. Tickets are $20.00 for General Admission - $30.00 for Ring Side Seats. Sorry, all VIP Seats are Sold Out. See you at the Fights!  Video Streaming Video about event!  

Bunteng to fight on Santa Ynez card
(OCT 2) This week, on October 6, 2006, at the Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, on a SHOWTIME card,  Lafarrell Bunteng, 16-0-0,  Lafarrell Bunteng 16-1-1, will be fighting in a Super Middleweight Tournament, Round 2.   Time will be at 10:00 E.T/7:00 P.T.

Palmetto Boxing/White Rock Boxing Present upcoming October 21st event!
Hear about this event!  (SEPT 29) Palmetto Boxing in association with Whiterock Boxing is proud to announce our next professional boxing show, “THE FALL BRAWL”, scheduled for Oct. 21, 2006 (8:00pm) at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Tickets, VIP Tables and Sponsorships can be purchased by calling Stanick Sheet metal and Roofing at (803) 798-2266 or the Palmetto Boxing Academy at (803) 691-4761. VIP Tables are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. VIP tables sold out on our last show so hurry and reserve yours today.   

(SEPT 19) From the desk of Brian J. Kennedy, Berry Butler wins in Woodlawn, Maryland by Split Decision After the toughest fight of his career, Light Heavyweight contender Corey Cummings dropped to his knees in celebration when the decision was first announced. But when the scorecards at Martin's West were recalculated, it was veteran road warrior Berry Butler who was declared the rightful winner with scores of 96-94 (twice) while the other judge scorered for...More

Marcus Brooks Gallant In Defeat! Congrats to Vanes and Marcus for a good fight! Category: Sports   (AUG 15) On an unusually cool summer night,  approximately 50 boxing fans gathered to watch the Pay-per-view telecast of Hasim Rahman versus Oleg Maskaev at The White Rock Gym in White Rock, S.C.  But the main reason they were there was to cheer on their fighter Marcus Brooks who was fighting the hard-punching Vanes Martirosyan in the opening fight of the under card.  Full Story
Marcus Makes the News
August 12, 2006



Irmo News Article on Marcus and Vanes fight in Las Vegas, fight will be on HBO - 8/12/06 Promoted by Top Rank Boxing.
From the desk of Brian J. Kennedy
August 9, 2006

Not to be out done by his brother Marcus, who fights on HBO Pay Per View August 12th, Johnny Brooks looks to step up his own game on August 19th, when he fights for the CBA (Carolina's Boxing Organization) Light Heavyweight Title. On the heals of an upsurge in activity for South Carolina boxing, Johnny Brooks takes on fellow prospect Thomas Brown at The Rock Hill National Guard Armory, in Rock Hill, S.C. This gives Brown, with a 7-1-1 record...More

Brooks to fight on PPV
August 8, 2006
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We would like for all our Sponsors and boxing fans to watch Marcus Brooks box Vane Martirosyan on HBO pay per view August 12th 2006 in Las Vagas. We are proud to see Marcus get this fight before 8,000,000 viewers we hope him well as Vane is a great fighter. Jose Molina and Johnny Brooks will be going to work Marcus's corner.

Breaking News
(AUG 4) Palmetto Boxing will be hosting their next show in Columbia S.C. on Oct. 21, 2006. More info to follow.

Seeger to fight Morales for IBA Title
July 27, 2006
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Savannah, Georgia, USA - Friday July 28th, 2006 - Sanction by
Georgia Boxing commission - Promoter Mike Jarrell - fight held at Jarrells Gym.  IBA Super Bantamweight Title - Al Seeger vs. Cesar Morales also Darius Carr Light Heavyweight is making his pro debut against Derrick Buchannan. Rick Stackhouse from Spartanburg will be on card.

Lou Diebella's Jaidon Codrington gets big win on Palmetto Boxing's Summer Showdown In Columbia S.C. 
(JULY 21) It was one of the most brutal of knockouts.  Jaidon Codrington, a promising supermiddleweight from Queens, was fighting Allan Green last Nov. 4 when he was struck by a devastating right hand just seconds into their bout. The punch rendered Codrington unconscious and nearly sent him out of the ring. As paramedics and doctors   Copyrighted Article on New York Times

Palmetto Boxing's Event
July 17, 2006
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Pay-Per-View Lineup!

Dear Sponsors and Fans, We would like to thank all of our boxing fans and sponsors for attending Palmetto Boxing's event that was held at The Jamil Temple. Our local professional Marcus Brooks defeated Atlanta Georgia's Jean Michael by TKO. Marcus Brooks’ next bout will be held in Las Vegas at The Thomas & Mack Center by Top Rank Promotions and will be televised on pay per view. This will be a fight to watch. We hope you can all tune in...More


June 27, 2006
Photo Gallery by Brett Flashnick: Photojournalist - www.brettflashnick.com  

South Carolina's boxing scene got a much needed shot in the arm tonight at The Jamil Shrine Temple in Columbia, S.C.   As S.C. based Promoter Andrew Stokes and company at Palmetto Boxing with the help of boxing magnate Billy Stanick, put on an excellent professional fight card with over a 1000 in attendance entitled Summer Showdown, with the added attraction of many top-ranked fighters in attendance. Including: WBA 154lb CHAMP Travis Simms...More

"Summer Showdown" - June 24th!
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Summer Showdown Video

On June 24, 2006, Palmetto boxing presents, “Summer Showdown” at the Jamil Temple, in Columbia, South Carolina.  Doors open at 7:00 P.M.. Tickets available at Palmetto Boxing (691-4761), and Stanick Sheetmetal & Roofing (798-2266). 

June 7, 2006

(JUNE 7) We would like to congratulate Berry on his recent 7th round TKO win over the highly regarded Marlon Hayes with a record of 22 wins 2 losses and no draws. Berry has really been busy, and in 2004 Berry won the IBA Americas Light Heavy Weight Title Berry has won his last 8 fights all by knock out. He has also went to Germany and won by a knock out, so he has really been traveling...More

Upcoming Event Featuring IBA Cruiserweight World Champion Shelby "The Bone Town Brawler" Gross!
Details in Letter
Photo gallery of Gross
© photos by Brett Flashnick
May 22, 2006

Letter: Dear Potential Sponsor,  Palmetto Boxing in conjunction with White Rock Boxing and Stanick Sheet Metal & Roofing, Inc. is proud to announce the homecoming event of the year, IBA CRUISER WEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION, "Shelby "THE BONE TOWN BRAWLER" Gross will return to the ring for the first time since winning the WORLD TITLE in a stunning second round knockout of highly regarded Cruiserweight Champion, Bobby Gunn. Letter and Full size Portrait of Shelby Gross

May 19, 2006

On Saturday May 6, 2006 at 6:30 A.M. at the Colonial Center Patrick Brissey Graduated with a degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy. We were proud to see Patrick graduate as this was a great task studying and training for boxing, especially at the level that Patrick obtained in Amateur boxing. Patrick won the 2001 South Carolina Golden Glove Championship while working out at White Rock Boxing Gym. Our thanks goes out to Patrick for a Great job in getting his education and his boxing career. We hope that his success will be noted by all our young amateur boxers as well. I have always noticed that Patrick had very strong family support in his endeavors. From the office of Billy Stanick

White Rock Wedding- Earnest & Rita Jeffcoat
May 15, 2006
Special Photo Album!
We are pleased that Earnest & Rita requested their wedding to be held at The White Rock Boxing Gym as they have attended numerous boxing events and have helped with 100% of our shows. Everyone had a great time celebrating this union between Rita & Earnest.
Letter to the IBA
Source: Andrew Stokes
April 30, 2006
(APR 30) WRB has received a copy of the letter that has been sent to the IBA, by Andrew Stokes of Palmetto Boxing Academy in response to the IBA Ruling on Shelby Gross and Bobby Gunn. To read the letter, go here!
  Video Available for purchase of Gross vs. Gunn bout
April 26, 2006
(APR 24) For those of you who are interested in purchasing the video of Shelby Gross's Fight "Road to Glory", White Rock Boxing has received permission from Jake Donavan of www.Fightbeat.com  to have copies available to sell. We can order ahead for customers, and they can pick them up at the shop.  To contact us, if interested, go here!
  Gross stuns Gunn
April 1, 2006
source: IBA
New Gallery of Shelby Gross!
Photo Gallery of Gunn 

(APR 1) With more controversy than any one boxing match should have Shelby Gross stunned prefight favorite Bobby Gunn by second round TKO to win the vacant IBA Cruiserweight World Title. Gross was down twice in the opening round and appeared to have been the beneficiary of an extremely long count after the second knockdown by referee Freddy Boges. What would follow next can be viewed in it's entirety on fightbeat.com.

Making the most of a
fighting chance

Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame inducts West Columbia’s Bobby Headden


(MAR 31) Bobby Headden’s movements belie his 72 years as he fidgets at the kitchen table of his modest home in West Columbia, sifting through the stacks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia of his boxing career. “I can still throw a left jab, a straight right and a left hook in a second,” he says, springing from his chair to demonstrate. “So fast you can hardly see it.” Copyrighted Story of article

Gross' road now leads to a title shot
By CHRIS DEARING of thestate.com 
(MAR 31) It's a long way from the backwoods, underground fight game to the spotlight of a world championship bout.  Throw in a few Toughman Contests and a federal investigation that sent your former promoter to prison, and you have the story of Camden's Shelby Gross.

Gross (16-3) will fight for the International Boxing Association cruiserweight (190 pounds) title tonight against Bobby Gunn (15-2) at the Municipal  Full Copyrighted article

White Rock Boxing Gym (WRB) at 2150 Dutch Fork Road, White Rock, SC, reminds boxing fans that Donna Biggers-Jelena Mrdjenovich are fighting for the WBC Super Featherweight Division Championship of the World at the Edmondton Community Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Thursday, March 24.  Donna "Nature Girl" Biggers, a three-time fighter at White Rock boasting 18 wins, two losses and one draw (14 KOs) currently ranks as the world's No. 16 Female Boxer in the world.  Full Story

March 24, 2006

Dear Boxing Fans:  Don't miss this week's big news in the world of women's professional boxing! Our "own" Donna Biggers - we claim her because this triple title holder is a three-time fighter at WRB who won her WIBC Featherweight Title right here - is fighting No. 1-ranked Jelena Mrdjenovich for the WBC Super Featherweight Division Championship of the World at the Edmondton Community Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Thursday, March 24.   More

Biggers to fight Mrdjenovich for WBC Title
March 21, 2006
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(MAR 21) This Friday, March 24, at the Edmonton Convention Centre, in Edmonton, Canada, Super Featherweight, Jelena Mrdjenovich, of Canada,  will voluntarily defend her WBC Super Featherweight Title against Donna Biggers, United States. KO Boxing Promotions is promoting this card.

(MAR 21) On Friday March 31st, 2006, the city of Nashville, TN will bear witness to a unique mix of sports, music and spring break. Fight Beat Entertainment is proud to present “The Road to Glory: Spring Break Ladies Night at the Fights.” For the first time in over five years, Nashville will host a world championship fight, as Bobby Gunn (15-2 12 KO’s) and Shelby Gross (16-3 13 KO’s) vie for the vacant IBA Cruiserweight title. In the Co-feature, undefeated lightweight sensation, James Pillow (13-0 10 KO’s) and battle-tested Marty “Two Sweet” Robbins (21-31 15 KO’s) throw down in a Tennessee Civil War. Also in action are Pillow’s Columbia Boxing Gym stalemates, Sammy “Silk” Sparkman and 2000 US Olympic alternate James “Spider” Webb in separate welterweight bouts. To purchase tickets and schedule interviews, call Fight Beat Entertainment at (615) 687-6849.

January 21st Boxing Event is Standing Room Only!
Submitted by Pamela C. Stokes
New Photo Gallery of Event!

Saturday night at White Rock Gym was at its full capacity with over 350 fight fans sitting and standing along the walls and literally outside to watch the live action in the ring. Cars and trucks filled the parking lot and the road sides along Hwy 76. It was apparent to every passerby that there was something exciting going on in White Rock, SC.  At 8:30 pm ring announcer Sean Fink got the evening going with the introduction of a local musical artist Henry Flowers.  Full Story





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