Nov. 25, 2015 – LOS ANGELES, Calif.Abner Mares, the former three-division World Champion Boxer (Bantamweight, Super Bantamweight & Featherweight divisions), was honored with proclamations and keys to the city of Bell Gardens and Irwindale at his third annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway.

#OperationGobble fed over 500 families in Bell Gardens, Hawaiian Gardens and other communities throughout southeast Los Angeles. Families received full Thanksgiving meals, with another 1500 families and community groups receiving turkey vouchers.

“Our community benefits greatly from the generosity shown by Abner Mares and Del Records,” said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, who presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Mares during the event. “Abner is a champion who has never forgotten his community, and he has shown that again in his support of Operation Gobble, giving many local families a Thanksgiving they would not otherwise have had.”

Mayor Jennifer Rodriguez of Bell Gardens presented Mares with the key to the city with members of the Bell Gardens City Council.

“Sometimes people lose where they come from, not Abner Mares,” Rodriguez said. “He is always willing to give back to those in need, and that speaks to you Abner and your parents. You are a champion human being and a champion in boxing. Thank you for helping to fulfill the needs of a community.”

Councilmember Victor Farfan of the City of Hawaiian Gardens gave Mares the “Inspirational Hero” award from the city and proclaimed Mares, “…a hero, making the world a better place for tomorrow.” Abner also received a key to the city of Irwindale and the La Puente City Certificate at the event. La Puente Councilmember David E. Argudo said, “Abner is an example of the American Dream, that dream is not all about success but, as Abner demonstrates, the passion of making a difference in the eyes of others.”

After receiving the awards, Abner said, “This means more than any title in boxing. Seeing the faces of the people when they get their turkey is better than any gift or title I could receive. I’m blessed to be able to help them have a happy Thanksgiving.”

Helping hand out meals were actor Rafael de la Fuente (Michael Sanchez on “Empire,” “Grachi”), actor Bernardo Saracino (Manuel Diaz in Sicario) and Sol Rodriguez (upcoming “Urban Cowboy” movie, “Grachi,” “Tierra de Reyes” and upcoming “You’re Going To Miss Me”), as well as members of DEL Records, the leading Regional Mexican record label.

Companies donating items included Bonert’s pies (pumpkin pies), Progressive produce (russet potatoes), La Gloria (corn tortillas), Hoy Fong Foods (Siracha sauce), Bimbo (dinner rolls) and DEL Records.

The event was produced by Monique Gonzales.


BROOKLYN (Nov. 25, 2015) – After hosting separate Coast-to-Coast media workouts in Miami and Marina del Rey, Calif., Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Jesus Cuellar, Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Chris Algieri spoke to the media about their respective showdowns next Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, live on SHOWTIME.

Quillin, Oquendo and Algieri held their media workout at the 5th Street Gym in Miami while Cuellar hosted media at CMC Pro Boxing Gym in Marina del Rey.

Quillin headlines the Dec. 5 show when he takes on WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs.  Cuellar and Oquendo square-off in a battle for Cuellar’s WBA Featherweight World Title while Algieri anchors SHOWTIME EXTREME coverage when he takes on Erick Bone. Coverage on SHOWTIME starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT while SHOWTIME EXTREME begins at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center.

The Algieri fight is promoted in association with Star Boxing.

Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday:

PETER QUILLIN, Undefeated Former Middleweight World Champion

“This has been one of the most inspirational camps that I’ve had in my career. I’m around great people. I’m in the best shape of my life and as humble as possible. We’re going into this fight with nothing but confidence.

“I’m mentally and spiritually strong. I’ve been in 33 of these fights in my career. Every one of those guys has said they’re going to beat ‘Kid Chocolate’ but no one has beaten me. I’ve been in with a lot of different guys and I’m yet to be beat.

“I’m humble and blessed to be on this platform. I hope that I can inspire those who want to get to where I’m at. I’ve been in this place before. I’ve been at the top for a while and I’m going to stay here. My view of myself has never changed and that’s why I continue to win.

“It’s important for my journey and my team to get this win. We’ve put a lot of blood and sweat into this and it would mean everything for it to pay off with a victory. All this hard work has to go towards something.

“I don’t have a prediction for fight night. It’s up to Daniel Jacobs to determine that —  because I’m here to win.”

JESUS CUELLAR, WBA Featherweight World Champion

“Training camp has been going great. I spent my first four weeks of camp in Argentina and then the past seven weeks I have been training in Los Angeles. My mindset in this camp hasn’t changed at all now that I am defending my title for the first time.

“Jonathan Oquendo comes from a lower division and has fought great competition. As long as I come in prepared for this fight, Oquendo is just another opponent and doesn’t bother me. I know what I am capable of accomplishing in this fight.

“I am blessed to be on such a prestigious card and I am honored to be a part of it. That’s why training camp has been so long, I must be completely prepared.

“There is no difference to me in winning the interim belt versus the title. When I first won the interim belt I considered myself a champion. To me, I’ve always been a champion.

“I didn’t expect to be fighting Jonathan Oquendo, but they mentioned my name and I want to fight the best fighters out there. I will fight any of the best fighters in the division.

“I know that there are five great champions in this division, and I will fight any of them.

“After the Oquendo fight I hope to fight one more time at 126 against a big-name fighter and then I will move up to 130 pounds. I will fight anyone in the featherweight division.

“The fact that I am the only current champion from Argentina doesn’t affect me. I knew that I would be a world champion since a young age and that’s why I train so hard.

“Growing up in Argentina was very difficult. I am one of eight siblings and the only one who is a boxer. My dad first introduced me to boxing because he was a professional fighter in Argentina. I have been in the gym since I was six years old.

“Since I won the title people have definitely begun to recognize me more in Argentina. I have been known since I was on the Argentinean National Team, but winning the title helped my recognition in the country.

“My nickname is ‘El Forastero’ because that is the name of my horse in Argentina. Besides boxing, I have always been interested in riding horses.”

JONATHAN OQUENDO, Featherweight Contender

“Cuellar is a very strong fighter. He’s a warrior in the ring, so I’m preparing myself for a very tough fight.  I’m getting ready for his aggressive style.

“This is a great opportunity for me. Fighting in New York, with the great Puerto Rican fan base is wonderful and I am not going to disappoint them.

“I’ve been here in Florida for a month training and I’ll be heading up to New York on December 1. My plan is to go back to Puerto Rico after I win this fight and become a world champion.

“I’m very relaxed. I believe I am going to win this fight. I want to follow in the footsteps of the other great world champions from Puerto Rico.”

CHRIS ALGIERI, Former Super Lightweight World Champion

“Training camp has been fantastic. It’s been a productive five weeks with John David Jackson and we’re ready to roll into this fight. We’ve been working non-stop since the Amir Khan fight and I’m in great shape.

“Bone is a scrappy guy who will come in shape. This is his world title fight. He’s going to come as prepared as possible. I have to go out there and control the fight with my skill level and intelligence.

“I love fighting at Barclays Center. I’ve had some of my best performances there and I plan to do it again and keep it rolling into 2016.

“I’m going to go out there and show winning form. I’m going to use my experience to dominate the fight.”

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(Baltimore, MD) November 25, 2015: Zab Judah will Host the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance on Saturday December 12 at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena. Judah is a five-time World Champion at light Welterweight and Welterweight, and is a former undisputed welterweight world champion. His final record is 42 Wins with 29 knockouts, 9 Losses and 2 No Contests. Newcomer boxer Cody Crowley has also been added as a contender to the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance IV card. Crowley, a native of Peterborough, Ontario has become known in the boxing world for being Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s sparring partner. Crowley has a record of 5-0 with 3 by knockout.

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman will return to the boxing ring at the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance IV (BBRIV). Rahman, a former Lineal, WBC, IBO, and IBF heavy weight champion will once again lace up his gloves for a one night only exhibition fight. Hasim Rahman’s son Sharif Rahman will be making his professional boxing debut at BBRIV.  Mushin Cason, younger brother of Hasom Rahman, will also be stepping into the ring.

Also returning to the ring is Baltimore native Tyrieshia Douglas, with a record of 9-1 with 4 knockouts. Douglas is currently the IBA Bantamweight Champion and holds the UBF Flyweight and UBF Bantamweight titles. The current WBF Super Bantamweight World and UBF World Super Featherweight Champion Jennifer Salinas returns to the ring with a 17-3 record with 4 knockouts.  The BBRIV card also includes Travis Reeves 10-2 with 4 knockouts, Joshua Davis 9-1 with 4 knockouts, Baltimore native Jeffrey McCalla who has started his professional career with 3 knockout wins, Devin Butcher 4-0 and Kwame Ritter 2-0.


Shawstyle Productions and Shabazz Brotherz Boxing are bringing the 4th installment of the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance to the Coppermine Du Burns Arena, located at 3100 Boston Street in Baltimore, MD Saturday December 12, from 5PM – 11:30PM EST.  BBRIV will feature special guest performances by Scolla Dinero, from the multi-platinum group Dru Hill, and Stir; music will be provided by DJ Jav.  All seating is reserved with VIP seating options available. For tickets and more information about the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance IV, visit, or call 443-377-2505. For media inquiries and interview opportunities contact Nika Watkins by email at Social media interaction is available using the hashtag BBRIV.


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Main Events – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada:  This Saturday, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs) will take on Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) for the mandatory position in the WBC at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec; the winner will challenge Adonis “Superman” Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Title in 2016.

Chilemba, 28, was born in Blantyre, Malawi one of the poorest regions in the world. He moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2004 to pursue a professional boxing career. Over the last ten years since his professional debut, Isaac has very quietly climbed the ranks of the light heavyweight division. Earlier this year, he defeated fellow Main Events’ stablemate Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin in the opening bout of the Kovalev-Pascal telecast on HBO World Championship Boxing to become the  WBC’s #1 ranked light heavyweight.

Now, after more than a decade as a professional, Isaac is one fight away from achieving his dream fighting for a world championship belt. The only thing standing in his way is undefeated contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez. Alvarez, 31, is originally from Apartado, Colombia but now resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Chilemba knows he is marching into enemy territory, fighting in his opponent’s hometown, but he remains unfazed. He said, “It really doesn’t matter where I fight. I don’t mind having no fans in the crowd but, hopefully by the end of the fight, there will be fans that cheer for me. I am just there to do my job. I hope everybody here in the US and Canada watching live and back at home in Malawi and South Africa will get to see a good fight.”

Chilemba admittedly knows little about his opponent and his trainer, former welterweight world champion James “Buddy” McGirt, warns against focusing too hard on the other guy. He said, “I have watched him. I study guys but I try not to watch too much. Sometimes you have a tendency to study a guy too much and you realize he does something but then he doesn’t do that one thing and you are thrown. So I watched him but we are going to be prepared for anything and everything.”

Isaac and Buddy acknowledge that this fight is part of a much bigger picture, which is to challenge Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Title. However, for now, their focus is on the task at hand – Alvarez. Chilemba explained, “As much as the goal is to get to Stevenson, right now the truth is my mind is on Alvarez. I have to get through this but after that we will be talking about Stevenson. I am just concentrating on one target for now but as soon as that is over then we are talking about the next target, Stevenson.”

McGirt continued, “The way I see it, Alvarez is the only thing getting in our way of the championship. Our job is to do what we have to do to get him out of the way.” Isaac’s manager, Jodi Solomon, added, “Isaac has worked very hard to get this opportunity. He is in excellent hands with Buddy McGirt and I believe he will do what needs to be done and we can move on to the next step.”

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, Chilemba’s promoter, said, “Isaac has worked so hard for this opportunity. We know this fight will be a tough battle and it’s no easy task to defeat your opponent in his backyard, but I believe in Isaac and his team. He’s been a road warrior for most of his career and I think all of that hard won experience will pay off in Quebec City on November 28th.”

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Peterson brothers and the Headbangers family will help prepare meals and serve the homeless at the SOME dinning room Wednesday, NOVEMBER 25th AT 10:30 A.M.-1:15 PM ET.

WHO: LAMONT PETERSON, Former IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion

ANTHONY PETERSON, Top Rank Lightweight Contender

BARRY HUNTER, Trainer/Manager

WHAT: Former IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson and his brother Anthony Peterson Top Rank Lightweight Contender, joined by Trainer/Manager Barry Hunter and a host of other Headbangers fighters will serve lunch and work the dinning room at SOME(So Others May Eat) thisWednesday from 10:30 AM until 1:15 PM.

SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and healthcare. They help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.


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WHEN: Wednesday, November 25th

10:30 AM-1:15 PM ET

CONTACT: Andre M. Johnson, I.

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Atlantic City, NJ (November 23, 2015)–On Saturday night, December 5th, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna take on Ariel Vasquez in the main event of a card that will take place at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card is promoted by Rising Boxing Promotions in association with Vincent M Ponte’s Gulf Stream Promotions. The fight card will also be in conjunction with Ray McCline of The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

LaManna (18-1, 7 KO’s) of nearby Millville, New Jersey & Vasquez (12-10-2, 8 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua will take part in a 8-round welterweight bout. The 24 year-old LaManna turned professional in 2011 and won his first sixteen bouts that were highlighted by wins over Ashandi Gibbs & Jamaal Davis.

Since suffering his only loss, LaManna has won two straight which includes a 6-round unanimous decision over rugged Ayi Bruce (23-10) on September 26th in Beach Haven, New Jersey.

That loss, which a nationally televised fight with Antoine Douglas, gave LaManna the realization that he should move down in weight and the former Middleweight contender will now campaign as a Welterweight.

LaManna will be taking part in his 3rd fight in 4 months.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to headline for the first time in Atlantic City. We are having camp in Teaneck, NJ and I have been training extremely hard. This will be my first official fight at Welterweight limit 147 and I feel really good. I want to thank Vincent M. Ponte of Gulf Stream, everyone at Rising Promotions, the Claridge Hotel, my parents and all the fans for all the help and support for making this event happen.,” said LaManna “I also like to thank my sponsors MHP, RPM Auto Sales and HARD Beverages.”

Vasquez, 28 years old turned professional in 2005 and fought his first 11 fights in his native Nicaragua.  He twice fought Juan Antonio Rodriguez for the WBC Youth Featherweight title and held undefeated Eliezer Landas (10-0) to a draw in a bout for the WBA Fedecentro Super Bantamweight title.

He has faced four undefeated fighters including his last two.  In his last outing, Vasquez was stopped in 6-rounds by Louis Cruz (10-0) on October 7th in New York.

In the 6-round co-feature, Welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young (11-1, 5 KO’s) of Atlantic City will take on Cherry Hill’s Anthony Prescott (5-7-2, 2 KO’s) in a battle for New Jersey bragging rights.

The 27 year-old native of Atlantic City has a record of 11-1 with five knockouts, will be making his 5th appearance in his hometown.  He is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia on August 15th in Atlantic City. Prescott has wins over undefeated Anthony Miller (1-0) and Anthony Abbruzzese (3-0).  He is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision defeat to Kareem Martin on August 28th in Washington, D.C.

In a 6-round bout:

John Lennox (13-3, 5 KO’s) of Carteret, NJ will take on Willis Lockett  of Takoma Park, MD.

In 4-round bouts:

Alvin Vermall (6-0-1, 6 KO’s) of Lake Place, LA will fight Brian Donahue  of Philadelphia in a Cruiserweight bout

Julio Acero of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Quian Davis (1-0-1) of Philadelphia in a Cruiserweight bout. Edgar Cortes (2-1) of Vineland, NJ will see action in a Bantamweight bout.

More bouts and opponents will be announced shortly.

Tickets are $50 GA, $75 Ringside, $75 Stage & $125 VIP (Booths of 5 available for $500) and are available at

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MIAMI (November 23, 2015) – Undefeated bantamweight prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) will be tested by Elicer Aquino (17-1-1, 11 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC)on ESPN Wednesday, November 25 from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Miami.

Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) defending his title against former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs).

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $100, $75, $50, $35 and $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or at the Hialeah Park casino cage.

Undercard action continues with a pair of 10-round contests as Daquan Arnett (14-1, 8 KOs) takes on Yudel Jhonson (17-2, 9 KOs) in a super welterweight showdown while undefeated heavyweight Wes Nofire (18-0, 14 KOs) goes up against Cuba’s Yasmany Consuegra (17-2, 14 KOs).

Also entering the ring, in an eight-round lightweight contest, is 23-year-old Brooklyn-native Dennis Galarza (10-1, 7 KOs) who takes on 27-year-old Mexican brawler Hugo Partida (26-6-2, 16 KOs) while undefeated 20-year-old Chicago-product Jose Quezada (8-0, 5 KOs) faces Tennessee’s Donnell Logan (11-18-2, 6 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight affair.

Rounding out the night of fights is 26-year-old Jeff Souffrant (1-1) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a four round welterweight bout against Miami’s Gregory Moore (1-0) and Puerto Rican super welterweight Alex De Jesus (21-1, 13 KOs) in a six-round bout.

At just 23-years-old, Rodriguez has been on a fast track towards a world title fight since turning pro in 2012. On November 25 he makes his U.S. debut after taking down Gabor Molnar, Luis Hinojosa and Alex Rangel in 2015. The Manati, Puerto Rico-born fighter will bring his exciting style into the ring against his toughest test to date when he fights on November 25.

Undefeated in his first 18 pro fights, Aquino looks to bounce back from a narrow majority decision loss to undefeated Adam Lopez in his last outing. The 28-year-old hadn’t gone the distance since 2012 before his last bout, having stopped seven of his previous eight opponents. Born in Higuey, Dominican Republic, he will be fighting in the U.S. for the second time as a professional.

The 22-year-old Arnett was an accomplished amateur who won a 2009 Junior Olympic Championship. Born in Winter Park, Florida, he has taken down previously unbeaten fighters Jeremiah Wiggins, Brandon Quarles and in his last outing, Joshua Conley. He looks to make it four in a row on November 25.

A Cuban boxer fighting out of Miami, Johnson won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic games. He began fighting professionally in 2009 and won his first 12 pro starts. The 34-year-old took down Norberto Gonzalez and Lenwood Dozier in 2014 and began 2015 with a victory over Pablo Munguia.

A Cherokee-citizen born in Oklahoma and training out of Miami, Nofire will look to make a mark when he faces his toughest test to date on November 25. The 28-year-old has picked up victories in 2015 over Joell Godfrey and Sylvester Barron and has stopped six of his last seven fights inside the distance.

Born in Cuba but fighting out of Miami for several years, Consuegra returns to the site of his last victory, a March triumph over Taurus Sykes. The 31-year-old has picked up victories over veterans Byron Polley, Santiago De Paula and Stacy Frazier since turning pro in 2010.

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Super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) and former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs) took part in a press conference Monday afternoon in Miami as they near their Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN showdown taking place Wednesday, November 25 from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.

PBC on ESPN coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with undefeated prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) taking on Elicer Aquino (17-1-1, 11 KOs) in bantamweight action.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $100, $75, $50, $35 and $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or at the Hialeah Park casino cage.

Here is what the fighters had to say Monday:


“I’ve worked very hard for this fight. I’ve concentrated very hard during training camp because I know how difficult this fight will be. There’s not much to say now, I’m just thinking about making weight and getting in the ring.

“I’m thrilled to be here in south Florida fighting in front of these great fans. I’m happy to fight for the Cubans and show that we have great boxing fans.

“Zaveck has fought some of the best boxers in the world and I have great respect for him. I’m totally concentrated on my opponent and I want to continue to prove that I am the best 154-pounder in the world.

“I’ve been together with my trainer Ronnie Shields for a long time and we’re ready to implement our gameplan in the ring on Wednesday night.”


“I’m excited to get in the ring and challenge a brilliant champion like Erislandy Lara. I very satisfied with the condition I’m in entering this fight.

“We’re going to show everything we have on Wednesday night and give a great performance. I like Lara as a person and a boxer. Outside of the ring we can be respectful because in the ring we will try to take everything from each other.

“I know that this will be a hard fight, but I’m going to leave it all in the ring and make sure this fight is memorable for everyone watching.”

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++For Immediate Release++ It has only been 60 days since Roy Jones scored an incredible one punch knockout at Foxwoods Resort and Casino to end season 2 of Knockout with a bang. The show is boxing biggest reality show and that was proved in the ratings with the show up 900 percent from season one.

It has now been confirmed that season three is a go with filming scheduled for late February. This will be the reality show’s biggest season with even bigger names and it’s biggest budget to date.

The second season of Knockout produced young stars like Keith Tapia, who has gone on to win numerous fights on the Premier Boxing Champions platform and Hylon Williams, who will be in action in December on HBO Latino.

This small reality television show that no one believed in has became the biggest platform for up and coming fighters and now it has become it’s own league.

With season three on tap, Knockout is set to compete with the PBC, UFC, etc. with live fights and a reality show.  Knockout has taken a page out of the UFC and the WWE by becoming full service television and is the only film company to put boxers in Hollywood.

Dana White made a superstar out of Ronda Rousey and Vince McMahon did the same with Dwyane Johnson, aka The Rock. So far no one as done this in boxing and the creator of Knockout has been totally focused on getting to the next level and elevating the series.

Knockout is the biggest show on NUVO and has put them in uncharted territory with live events and major stars.

There will be a major announcement about the show in the coming weeks. For now all that can be said is that all promoters and networks will understand the marketing genius by year end. Knockout will be one of the top five most profitable boxing companies in 2016.


Main Events – Glendale, CA:  Top Mexican welterweights Pedro Campa and Aaron Herrera will collide on a Tripleheader of action on Saturday, December 12 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium and televised live on HBO Latino Boxing (10pm ET/PT). Top Rank, in association with Main Events and Zanfer Promotions made the announcement today.

“Anytime Mexican welterweights with these type of styles faceoff in the LA area, fireworks are bound to happen,” said Carl Moretti, VP, Top Rank.

Campa (18-0, 14 KOs) of Hermosillo, Mexico will battle Hererra (21-3-1, 12 KOs) of Yucatan, Mexico in a 10 round bout. Campa has knockout wins in seven of his last eight bouts. Herrera has been unbeaten for two years.

With the injury to Artur Beterbiev, Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs) has regained his shot to fight for the mandatory position in the IBF and now the 33-year old from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will face Karo Murat (27-2-1, 17 KOs). The winner will earn the right to challenge WBO, WBA, and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) for his world titles in 2016.

Barrera has quietly risen through the ranks of the light heavyweight division since his defection from Cuba and his professional debut in 2009. He has an impressive 68% (11 of 16) knockout-to-win ratio and has stopped his last five opponents in eight rounds or less.

“I’m looking forward towards December 12, another step in my career to show I have what it takes to compete with the elite in my division,” said Barrera. He added, “I would like to thank the IBF for this opportunity and my whole team.”

He will have no easy bout with Murat. The 32-year old has nearly twice as many professional fights as Barrera. In 2013, he challenged Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins for the IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship and lost via unanimous decision to the legendary Hopkins. Since challenging Hopkins, Murat has stopped his last two opponents including Benjamin Simon earlier this year to take the vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight Title.

“I haven’t heard of Barrera before that he is such a world class fighter. I do have a Cuban friend who knows him from a time when Barrera was an amateur. I do have great respect that he wants to fight against me. I am hugely looking forward to fight in Glendale, California as there live 1.5 million Armenians, who of course will support me.”

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events added, “Barrera has slowly climbed his way through the light heavyweight division and we are pleased that he is finally able to fight for the mandatory position in the IBF. His stablemate, Arif Magomedov defeated Derrick Webster in his last televised bout and we are so excited that he will also make his HBO Latino debut on Dec. 12.”

The opening bout of the HBO Latino telecast will feature southpaw Jonatan “Oso” Tavira (12-3, 9 KOs) of Distrito Federal, Mexico against undefeated phenom Arif “The Mayhem” Magomedov (16-0, 9 KOs) of Chekhov, Russia in an eight-round welterweight battle presented by Main Events in association with All Star Boxing.

Tavira suffered two straight losses so he looks to make a statement against the 23-year old Mayhem. According to Tavira, ” I took some time off to rethink my career, have been training for four months and decided to come back as a middleweight where I’m more comfortable and feel stronger, I would like to thank All Star Boxing, Inc. and Main Events for giving the opportunity to make my US debut.”

In his last fight, Magomedov handed veteran Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster his first career loss in a ten-round unanimous decision to secure the vacant WBO NABO Middleweight Title. Now in his HBO debut Magomedov looks to establish himself as a force to be reckoned with in the middleweight division. He said, “I am very excited and happy to be back in the ring. After my last fight I went back home to Russia and had a great little vacation. I returned to camp the beginning of September to start training, so I had a couple months of good preparation for this fight. I am looking forward to be back in the ring on December 12. This is also my first appearance on HBO network and it makes me more motivated.”

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