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Posted on September 25, 2016
On Saturday, 24 September 2016 in Mexico, WBU Heavyweight Interim World Champion Marselles Brown wins by TKO5 against challenger Saul Montana to capture the full WBU Heavyweight World Championship. More details to follow. Below in photograph is Left to right is "ringgirl", WBU Supervisor Leonard Gabriel, WBU Heavyweight World Champion Marselles Brown, "ringgirl", and the referee.
Posted on September 23, 2016
As soon as we arrived in Roasrito, Mexico, we were taken directly to the weigh-ins at a small beach front restaurant that hosted the press conference for the WBU Heavyweight Title fight.
Posted on September 18, 2016
Most boxer's are motivated by the pursuit of a common goal: reaching the pinnacle of their sport, standing on the world stage and having an world championship placed around their waist.
Posted on September 18, 2016
You see, “prizefighting” behaves only nominally like a sport. It’s easier for a fight to not happen than it is for it to actually happen. There are an endless array of things that can kill a boxing match and no one entity that can force a bout to happen. These are some of the more common categories of fight-murdering factors.
Posted on May 12, 2016
Rising Baltimore-bred boxer Yahu "Rock" Blackwell is slated to make his TV debut this summer in a fight for the WBU cruiser weight title.
Posted on April 11, 2016
Yahu "Rock" Blackwell is undertaking the biggest test of his young career, when he make's his television debut on June 18th, 2016 fighting for the WBU America's Cruiser weight championship. The 29-year-old from Baltimore has returned to the ABC and is now on the journey to becoming the WBU and IBU undisputed cruiser weight world champion.
Posted on December 17, 2015
Blackwell is currently training for his next fight on June 18th, 2016 where he will be on the world stage competing for a WBU America's Cruiser weight title. His latest training is meant to push him past his current limitations and take him to a whole new level. These are extensive sparring sessions where Blackwell is taking on 4-5 different sparring partners insuring that each one coming in is fresh and ready to take him on. These bouts are lasting 8-10 rounds where he is consistently pushing his limits and insuring that each fighter is at their best before taking him on.
Posted on September 28, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland - Hometown of WBU and IBU ranked boxer Yahu Blackwell, has seen an increase in crime and homeless in the last decade. Although Blackwell continues to focus his energy on perfecting his craft, he refused to turn his back on the City that he proudly calls "home".
Posted on April 30, 2015
Fresh Talented Female Promoter announces first WBU-IBU Championship Fight Card in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Lacey Ethier- SMP Inc. presents her first Championship Fight Card. Details to be released soon!
Posted on August 23, 2014
Boxing star Yahu Blackwell was born in 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland, where his life was soon marked by a turbulent beginning. His father left the family soon after his birth, so the responsibility for his upbringing fell on the shoulders of his mother, Sandra. Considering that the area in which they lived was pretty tough, Blackwell had to develop the ability to look after himself at an early age. “Baltimore is a very dangerous city and we had very little money and resources, so growing up was pretty rough,” he recalls.