Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hartford's Mike Mike Oliver In Must-Win Comeback Bout


By Irish Patrick Kelley at ringside
In the main event of Cappiello Promotions “Showdown at Early Sunset” at the Roxy in Boston, the New England junior featherweight title fight between Mike Oliver (21-2-1, 7 KOs) and Castulo Gonzalez (9-8, 3 KOs) ended in a second round no decision when a cut over Gonzalez eye forced a halt to the bout. Referee Dick Flaherty ruled that the injury was the result of an accidental clash of heads.


East Side Boxing

Mike Oliver Meets Gonzalez In Boston This Saturday;
Ayala Meets Caminero; Andrey Nevsky Interview

(June 26, 2009) –by Pavel Yakovlev - Boxing returns to The Roxy Nightclub Boston this Saturday, June 27th, with a nine bout card headed by super bantamweights Mike Oliver and Castullo Gonzalez. The scheduled ten round main event is regarded as a grudge match between local rivals Oliver (21-2; seven kayos) and Gonzalez (9-8; three kayos). In a previous fight, in 2006, Oliver stopped Gonzalez in nine rounds.

For Oliver, this is a “must win” fight, as he has been kayoed in devastating fashion in his last two bouts. Only a year ago Oliver was regarded as one of the best super bantamweights in the world. Early round stoppage defeats to Reynaldo Lopez and Antonio Escalante, however, have knocked Oliver out of the world ratings.

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