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Monday, January 27, 2014

Groenteman Falls to Slimani

Junior welterweight Barry Groenteman lost to Hedi Slimani by unanimous decision on Saturday night at Sporthal in Langemark, Belgium. The judges scored the bout 80-72 twice, and 79-73.

Groenteman fell for the second consecutive fight. His record is now 9-7-2 with two KOs. He has never been stopped. Slimani moves his record to 15-2 with 8 KOs.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wohlman to Fight in February

Welterweight Zachary Wohlman is scheduled to fight on February 6 at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California in a four-round bout.

Wohlman (6-1-1, 1 KO) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Steve Conkin in November. This will be Wohlman's fourth fight at the Florentine Gardens and his second consecutive at the venue.

An opponent has not yet been named.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Groenteman to Face Slimani

Barry Groenteman is scheduled to face Hedi Slimani on January 25 at Langemark in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.

Groenteman (9-6-2, 2 KOs), from Amsterdam, has won two of his last fights although he is coming off of a close decision loss against Vango Tsirimokos in October. Groenteman is the naturally bigger man, fighting mostly at junior welterweight. Slimani has fought mostly as a lightweight.

Slimani (14-2, 8 KOs) is ten months younger and has fought eight fewer rounds than Groenteman. Slimani, a Tunisian who fights out of Belgium, has won six consecutive fights. He is 6-2 in fights against opponents with winning records.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Melson to Face Ruiz

Junior middleweight Boyd Melson is scheduled to face veteran Mike Ruiz on February 12 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, New York. Melson, who took part in the first ever boxing match at Barclay's Center, will take part in the last boxing match at Roseland, which is closing down this spring.

Melson (13-1-1, 4 KOs), a southpaw, is coming off of a convincing win over Gundrick King in December. Ruiz (17-8, 9 KOs) is coming off of a loss to Charlie Ota in November. Ruiz is a tough opponent for Melson. The veteran has been in with Glenn Tapia in addition to Ota. he possesses good power and is best when he comes forward.

Melson hold a height advantage over Ruiz and is the naturally bigger man. Melson has fought mostly within a couple of pounds of the junior middleweight limit. Ruiz has vacillated between welterweight and junior middle. Ruiz, a 28 year old, is four years younger than Melson and has had ten more fights and has 35 more rounds of professional experience.

This bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. Melson has never fought past the eighth round while Ruiz has done so twice.