Duerr vs. Pinchuk for WBC USNBC Title on Carlos llinas Detroit MotorCity Casino Card

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Promoter Carlos Llinas and Carlos Llinas Productions will present an exciting ten bout cards of professional boxing entitled Night of Knockouts XVI, on Friday evening, June 7, 2019, at Sound Board Theater, MotorCity Casino, Detroit, Michigan, featuring the 10 round main event World Boxing Council vacant WBC USNBC Cruiserweight title bout between Taylor ‘Machine Gun’ Duerr and Lyubomyr ‘Demolition Man’ Pinchuk.

Duerr, 9-0-1 with seven knockouts, Detroit, Michigan, has fought his career between 173 and 195 pounds, and will be fighting at the higher edge of his weight in this scheduled ten rounder. Pinchuk, 10-1 with seven knockouts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by way of Lviv, Ukraine, fights between 188 and 206 pounds., In his last bout, fought at heavyweight, Pinchuk knocked out a heavyweight, Anthony Trotter, in three rounds, who outweighed him by 51 pounds. Pinchuk has power at both cruiserweight and heavyweight, and the challenge for Duerr will be to match it at the 200 limit at similar weight to Pinchuk.

Duerr is going to have to outbox and outwork Pinchuk, and if Pinchuk shows up to win, this could be a life and death thriller, one of Detroit’s best title bouts ever. Duerr and Pinchuk will be testing each other, and if Pinchuk trained to win, and comes to fight for real, the bout could be very drawish to the final bell. The scorecards could go three different ways. Pinchuk will not be looking to win by decision in enemy territory.

Duerr is really a light heavyweight, making this a risky bout. Pinchuk’s natural weight in around 190 to 198 pounds. Duerr fought five of his first bouts at 191 pounds or higher, and fought his last bout against Nicholas Lavin at 191.5 pounds. It is an even matchup on paper. The fighter with greater stamina and firepower wins. The World Boxing council has a fireburner of a bout here with two young, enthusiastic, and desperately hungry prospects, in what should prove one of the best titular matchups of promoter Llinas’ career. Duerr is predicted to win by ten round unanimous or majority decision. Any knockdowns, though, could affect scoring and make the bout closer on the scorecards. A WBC world ranking could be at stake for the winner of this spectacular opportunity bout. The soul of the late Detroit Kronk Gym trainer Emanuel Steward will undoubtedly be watching at ringside.

In undercard bouts, 8-0 Indianapolis, Indiana super lightweight prospect Charles Martin will get a run for his money against Detroit journeyman 9-12-1 Larry Ventus, who had a sic round draw with 11-0-1 Julian Sosa in his last bout. Martin will win by six round decision, but Ventus, whose losing record is deceiving, could take Martin on a trip to hell in the preliminary bout to the main event.

Detroit middleweight southpaw oldie but goodie Darryl Cunningham, 41-9 with 17 knockouts, will win by third or fourth round stoppage in a rematch with Raul Casarez, whom he stopped in two rounds at Motor City Casino last October.

25-2 Detroit heavyweight Rydell Booker will win by first or second round knockout over limited 9-9 Dieuly Aristilde, a Haitian fighting out of Boynton, Beach, Florida. In either case, when this bout ends, it will end with thunder.

There are six four round preliminary bouts which will open the card. Ann Arbor, Michigan heavyweight Matthew Price is predicted to win by four round decision over 0-1 Charles Brown. 1-0 Detroit heavyweight Armonte Summers is predicted to win by four round decision over 4-3 Curtis Head.

Debuting cruiserweight Derick Miller Jr. of Monroe, Michigan, is predicted to win by second or third round stoppage over 0-4 Henry Wright. Debuting cruiserweight Scott Davis of Pontiac, Michigan is predicted to win by first round knockout or stoppage over limited 1-4 Michael Shipp. 1-0 super welterweight Garrett Ross of Sterling Heights, Michigan and debuting Andre Murray of Detroit will end in a close decision which could go either way. A female bout will open the card, with debuting female lightweight Nicole Reinhart of Ferndale, Michigan, predicted to win by first round or second round stoppage over limited 0-4 Khadija Sanders of Wilson, North Carolina.

Doors open 6:30 P.M., first bout 7 P.M. at Sound Board Theater, MotorCity Casino, Detroit, Michigan. Remaining ticket prices are $130 at the door of Sound Board or online via https://www1.ticketmaster.com/night-of-knockouts-xvi-live-professional-boxing-event/event/080056549977265E age 21 and over identification required before admission. All Michigan bouts are approved by the State of Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission.

Sound Board Theater is located at 2901 Grand River Avenue (GPS), Detroit, Michigan, and offers free valet & deck parking. Food and drink are available at the event, and inside Detroit’s exciting MotorCity Casino before and after the event, with all night casino action. For more information on the event, transportation tickets, parking, contact Sound Board at 313.309.4614. For hotel accommodations for overnight guests, please contact MotorCity Casino at 866.782.9622 for hotel reservations and availability.




Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial ringside coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at robertbrizel@realcombatmedia.com.