(L-R: Christian Gonzalez, Abraham Lopez, Alexis Rocha, Tenochtitlan Nava, Edgar Valerio, Oscar De La Hoya, Aaronn McKenna, Jousce Gonzalez and Joet Gonzalez)
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LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2017) The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 21st

Annual Turkey Giveaway today at the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School to lend a helping hand to East Los Angeles families as they celebrate Thanksgiving this year. The Foundation served turkeys to 600 families today and distributed an additional 150 turkeys to local organizations, churches and Green Dot Public Schools.


Golden Boy Promotions fighters Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez, Alexis Rocha, Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava, Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio, Aaron “Silencer” McKenna, Joet Gonzalez and Jousce Gonzalez were all on site to help distribute food to the families in attendance.
“Golden Boy Promotions is very excited to give back to the East Los Angeles community once again and for an astonishing 21st time,” said Robert Gasparri, Chief Operating Officer of Golden Boy Promotions and Director of the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation. “We’ve taken joy and pleasure in being able to give back for the past 20 years, and we look forward to continually giving back in the future.” 
In 1995, Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya started his honorable Oscar De La Hoya Foundation to help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles. Today, with the help many partners, the foundation serves thousands of people annually.  The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles) in addition to various after school programs that promotes positive lives, and protect youth from the circumstances of living in underprivileged communities.
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LOS ANGELES (Nov. 17, 2017): After giving a career-defining performance as the HBO Pay-Per-View televised opening bout on the Canelo vs. Golovkin undercard in September against former world champion Randy “El Matador” Caballero, recently crowned NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Champion Diego De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KOs) will return to the ring on Dec. 14 as the main event for Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. De La Hoya will face battle-tested Jose “Sugar” Salgado (35-4-2, 28 KOs) of Quintana Roo, Mex. in a scheduled 10-round super bantamweight bout that is sure to be action-packed as both give their final fight performances of the year. Doors to the Special Events Center open at 4:30 p.m. PT, and the first non-televised bout starts at 4:45 p.m. PT. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will transmit the fights beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, and the ESPN3 transmission will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

“I’d like to thank Golden Boy Promotions and my manager once again for keeping me busy with this final fight of 2017,” said Diego De La Hoya. “It’ll be my fifth fight this year and my team and I feel confident in my progression. I’m looking forward to closing the year off at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and on ESPN. I anticipate 2018 to be even greater!”

“Since my last fight, I have been hoping for an opportunity like this one,” said Jose Salgado. “This fight motivates me. De La Hoya is a great challenge and I hope he is prepared to take me on. On December 14, I am going to give it my all to come out victorious for my fans and family.”

“Diego showed us with every fight this year that he continues to hone his craft and get better with every opponent,” said Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “This will be a fun fight for the fans and a great way to close out what has been a phenomenal year for Diego.”

Leading the co-main event on Dec. 14, LA’s Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-2-3, 6 KOs) will face Kosovo’s Dardan Zenunaj (14-3, 11 KOs) for a scheduled 10 rounds of action for the vacant NABA Super Featherweight title. Morales will have the opportunity to get back the belt he originally lost to Alberto “Explosivo” Machado in a tough unanimous decision this past August in Puerto Rico.

Hoping to make TV time as part of the ESPN coverage, Ferdinand Kerobyan (6-0, 3 KOs) will face a soon to be announced opponent in a four-round welterweight bout. Kerobyan is coming off a hot first-round knockout victory over Uriel Gonzalez in October.

Rounding out the stacked undercard, Southern California favorite Joet Gonzalez (17-0, 9 KOs) will take on the resilient Juan “Buffy” Montes (25-6-2, 15 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight bout. Gonzalez is coming off a blazing fifth round knockout win over Deivi Bassa on the undercard of Cotto vs. Kamegai this past August.

San Antonio’s Joshua “El Profesor” Franco (12-0, 6 KOs) will participate in a scheduled eight-rounds of super flyweight fury, and East LA’s Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (11-0, 6 KOs) will engage in eight rounds of super lightweight action. Opponents for these respective fights will be announced shortly. Opening up the action at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Mexican Olympian Raul “El Cugar” Curiel (1-0) will take on Mexico City’s rugged Israel Villela (6-7, 2 KOs) in a welterweight bout scheduled for six-rounds.

Tickets for the event start at $25 and are now on sale at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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Frank De Alba ready for showdown with Ivan Najera this Tuesday night at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

De Alba takes on Ivan Najera in main event
 Undefeated Mykal Fox takes on Manuel Reyes
Ricardo Garcia fights Victor Vazquez
Plus undefeated  Marcus Bates, Joseph Adorno, Juan Sanchez, Hector Bayanilla, Harold Lopez & Martino Jules in action
Also the pro debut of Michael Polite-Coffie




Bethlehem, PA (November 17,  2017) – Frank De Alba is ready to close out 2017 with a bang when he takes on Ivan Najera (17-3, 8 KOs) in the ten-round super featherwight bout Tuesday night.November 21st at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
De Alba of Reading, Pa. has a record of 22-2 with nine knockouts.
The 30 year-old De Alba will be looking for his 6th consecutive victory as he has had a terrific year with wins over German Meraz and Ryan Kielczewski (26-2) in 2017.
“Everything is good.  I put in a hard eight-week camp,” Said De Alba.
De Alba and Najera were originally supposed to get together earlier this year, but Najera had to pull out.
“I am excited to be able to finally get in the ring with him.  We were supposed to fight in June.  He pulled out at the last minute and that made me angry, because I trained hard for a full camp, but now I finally get my opportunity to fight him.”
A win over Najera and a 6th straight win will De Alba should facilitate big opportunities for De Alba in 2018.
“A win over him will have me on top and on my way.  It will set me up for a big opportunity in 2018.  Hopefully a win will get me a shot at one of those major regional titles and then eventually a world title.  I just hope everyone comes out and support this show on Tuesday.  Everyone knows when a Puerto Rican fighter and a Mexican fighter get together, the fight usually produces fireworks and Tuesday night should be  no different.”  
In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated Mykal Fox (14-0, 4 KOs) of Forestville, MD takes on Manuel Reyes (11-3-1, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles in a junior welterweight bout.


Also in an eight-round bout,  Victor Vasquez (8-3, 3 KOs) of Yonkers, NY will square off with undefeated Ricardo Garcia (14-0, 9 KO’s) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in a lightweight fight.
An exciting undercard has been put together that will features some of the best prospects in the Lehigh Valley:
In four-round bouts:
Highly-touted prospect Joseph Adorno (4-0, 4 KOs) of Allentown, PA will take on Jahaziel Vasquez (1-4) of Monterrey, Mexico in a super featherweight bout.

Marcus Bates (7-0-1, 6 KOs) of Washington, DC battles Antonio Rodriguez (11-19-1, 5 KOs) of Durango, MX in a super bantamweight bout.

Juan Sanchez (3-0, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA will take on pro debuting James Early (2-1) of Seat Pleasant, MD in a featherweight contest.
Jose Elizondo (2-3-1) of San Antonio, Texas will fight Hector Bayanilla (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA in a super bantamweight affair.
Michael Polite-Coffie of Brooklyn, NY will make his pro debut against Ralph Alexander (0-1) of Lanham, Maryland in a heavyweight fight.
Harold Lopez (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will take on Jerrod Miner (1-0) of Philadelphia in a light flyweight fight.

Martino Jules (1-0) of Allentown, PA will take on Weusi Johnson (2-6) of Wilmington, Delaware in a  featherweight bout.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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Former World Champion Jessie Vargas Returns To Take On Aaron Herrera on Special Friday Night Edition of PBC TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes December 15

Plus! Rugged Veteran Diego Chaves Battles Welterweight Contender Jamal James in Co-Main Event Showdown
Also in Action! Super Lightweights John Molina Jr. & Ivan Redkach Square-Off & Featherweights Stephen Fulton and Adam Lopez Meet In A Battle of Unbeaten Featherweight Prospects
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LANCASTER, CA. – (November 17, 2017) – Former welterweight champion Jessie Vargas returns to the ring to take on hard-hitting veteran Aaron Herrera in the 10-round main event of a special Friday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes December 15 from Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California with televised coverage starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Promoted by TGB Promotions, the show will also feature a 10-round welterweight showdown between rugged veteran Diego Chaves and rising contender Jamal James in the co-main event. Additional televised action will see hard hitters John Molina Jr. and Ivan Redkach squaring off in 10-rounds of super lightweight action and unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs) and Adam Lopez (8-0, 3 KOs) battling in an eight-round match.

“This is one of those high energy shows that promises action from top to bottom. Jesse Vargas is one of the toughest welterweights in the sport. He always comes to fight and doesn’t disappoint,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “His match against Herrera should provide the kind of action and entertainment that his fans have come to expect from him. Jamal James is stepping up to another level and will be tested by Diego Chaves, a rugged veteran who has been in against some of the best in the division. And you know that Molina and Redkach are going to trade shots. It promises to be entertaining for the fans at Pioneer Event Center and those tuned in on FS1 and FOX Deportes.”


Tickets for the live event begin at $30 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit the Pioneer Event Center’s website: http://www.uavpec.com.
Vargas (27-2, 10 KOs) is returning to the ring for the first time in 13 months after dropping a 12-round decision in a welterweight title defense against Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 5, 2016. The 28-year-old Vargas, who was born in Los Angeles and now lives in Las Vegas, won the welterweight title with a technical knockout victory over Sadam Ali on March 5, 2016. His only other loss came against former welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and he owns victories over the likes of Antonio DeMarco, Josesito Lopez, Aron Martinez and Wale Omotoso.
“Every fighter is dangerous and if I give Herrera the chance, he’ll knock my head off,” said Vargas. “But I come into every fight with bad intentions and I’m in a position where I know exactly what it takes to get where I want to go. I have a lot of opportunities ahead of me, but first, I have to show the fans that I’m back and look exciting while doing that. Herrera is going to give me his best, but I feel that I have the speed, the experience and the game plan to overcome anything he brings to the table.”
Herrera (33-7-1, 22 KOs) has already fought four times in 2017 including his most recent outing, a stoppage of Israel Toala in July. The 28-year-old from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico lost to Brandon Rios via knockout on June 11 in a FS1 and FOX Deportes main event at Pioneer Events Center, where he will face Vargas.
“I’m going against a really good fighter, but he doesn’t punch very hard,” said Herrera. “I will go bombs away from the first round. He can’t hurt me. I’m confident I will win this fight. This is a great opportunity for me. I’ve got to start faster than I did against Brandon Rios and I can’t take anything for granted. The fans will get a great fight and definitely be winners on fight night.”
Chaves (26-2-1, 22 KOs) is a tough veteran who has faced some of this generation’s best welterweights, including current unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman. The 31-year-old from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has won three straight fights since battling to a draw against former welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in 2014 including his most recent triumph, a knockout victory over Jean Carlos Prada on June 17.
James (21-1, 9 KOs) is on the comeback trail after suffering the first loss of his career to Yordenis Ugas via unanimous decision on Aug. 12, 2016. The 29-year-old James of Minneapolis, Minnesota bounced back from that loss with a unanimous decision victory over Jo Jo Dan on July 15. James has fought on FS1 and FOX Deportes his last four times in the ring and has recorded three wins in that stretch.  Chaves represents a major challenge for James in his attempt to climb the welterweight ladder as he looks to add another name to his list of victories that includes Wale Omotoso, Javier Molina and Juan Carlo Abreu.
Redkach (20-3-1, 16 KOs) and Molina (29-7, 23 KOs) are both coming off losses and will look to go through each other to regain top contender status. The 31-year-old Redkach, who was born in Ukraine and now lives in Los Angeles, is coming off a split decision loss in a FS1 and FOX Deportes main event to Argenis Mendez in his last fight on May 2. Molina, 34, had one of the best performance of his career in June 2016 when he defeated Ruslan Provodnikov by unanimous decision. The Covina, Calif. native earned a shot at Terrence Crawford in December that saw him lose by TKO in the eighth round.
Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

Weights from Atlantic City!

Weights from Atlantic City


Atlantic City, NJ (November 17, 2017)–  Weights for Saturday night’s championship tripleheader card at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

Thomas LaManna 147 – Samuel Amoako 147 

(LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title)

Raymond Serrano 146.8 – Enver Halili 146.6 (WBC Fecarbox Welterweight title)

Adam Lopez 121.4 – Jorge Diaz 121.4

(WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title)

Yurik Mamedov 146.7 – Vincent Floyd 147.3

Nicholas Lavin 192 – Alvin Varmall Jr. 183

Sidell Blocker 131.4 – Tomas Romain 130.5

Jonathan Arroyo 145.7 – Steve Moore 146.5

Frederick Julan 181.5 – Willis Lockett 182

Promoter: Rising Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions, Winner Take All Productions.

Venue:  The Claridge Hotel

Time:  1st bell 7 PM ET / Doors open at 6 PM

Tickets for the November 18th fight card at The Claridge are priced at $200, $125, $80 and $55 (General Admission) and can be purchased at www.RisingBoxingPromotions.com

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Barrera Miami Media Workout Recap


Sullivan Barrera – “Camp has been great. It continues to get better with my new coach, Derik Santos. Every camp we work on different things. I am enjoying camp because I am learning a lot from him and we mix well. Nov 25 expect a great performance from me!”
“The door is wide open for everyone in the light heavyweight division. There are a lot of great fights to be made and I’m just looking to continue being in the mix with all the great fighters we have in our division.”
“I’m very excited to be fighting for the first time at The Garden. I have a tough opponent in front of me, someone who is coming in with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Not only do I have to win but I have to win while giving the fans and HBO audience a good show.”
Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy is a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight World Title promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Golden Boy Promotions. Barrera vs. Valera is a 10-round light heavyweight fight promoted by Main Events in Association with Shuan Boxing Promotions. Gamboa vs. Sosa is a 10-round super featherweight fight promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Peltz Boxing and ZR Entertainment. The event will take place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. 
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CES MEDIA ALERT: Rebello returns to winning ways in CES MMA 47 main event; Santiago, Andrews stay hot with victories

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 17th, 2017) – Rhode Island’s knockout king never looked better.

Providence’s own Greg Rebello (23-8, 14 KOs) made his triumphant return to the Ocean State Friday night at Twin River Casino, headlining “CES MMA 47” on AXS TV with a thrilling, first-round knockout win over Derrick Brown (7-5).

Back home for the first time since fighting on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in July, the hard-hitting Rebello made quick work of Brown, landing a slick left cross followed by a hard overhand right to floor the South Carolina native.

Rebello immediately pounced on his fallen opponent and landed a series of unanswered strikes before referee John English waved it off at the 1-minute, 22-second mark. Brown’s corner debated the stoppage, but Rebello appeared poised to inflict more damage until the referee jumped in.

“It wasn’t going to get any better for him,” Rebello said. “It was only going to get worse.”

Rebello has now won seven of his last nine with 14 career victories coming by knockout.

Red-hot lightweight Nate Andrews (12-1) of East Providence, R.I., kept his win streak alive in the co-feature, submitting 27-fight vet Tyler Combs (14-14) of Miamisburg, Ohio at 2:25 of the opening round.

Andrews took control with a single-leg takedown early in the round, softened Combs with a series of elbows, then took his back to sink in the choke, forcing Combs to tap. Since losing to Gemiyale Adkins in 2014, Andrews has won six consecutive bouts as he campaigns for a potential world title bout in the lightweight division in 2018.

Coming off the biggest win of his career at “CES MMA 45,” unbeaten Milford, Mass., bantamweight Richie Santiago (6-0) topped it Friday with an impressive submission victory over the dangerous Tashawn Mack (6-2) of Lansing, Mich., at 3:05 of the opening round.

Mack appeared to have Santiago locked in a triangle early, but Santiago escaped, worked in some ground and pound and eventually took Mack’s back to sink in the standing guillotine choke. Rallying from behind has become Santiago’s preferred method of victory in recent fights; he looked battered and bruised in his August bout against Miguel Restrepo, but rebounded from the brink of the defeat to choke out Restrepo in the second round.

Now 6-0, Santiago campaigned for a world title shot in 2018 and called for a bout against fellow unbeaten bantamweight Carlos Candelario of Connecticut, who recently improved to 7-0 following a win in Nevada on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.

“Where’s Carlos? “Santiago said. “I’m trying to knock this kid out.”

Fighting for the second time since August, Providence native John Douma (2-0, 1 KO) dusted unbeaten Gastonia, N.C., native Mark Trader (2-1) via knockout 2:02 in the opening round.

Douma landed a hard right midway through the round that buckled Trader’s knees and sent him staggering toward the cage. Douma quickly pounced and caught him with two more rights, followed by a hard 1-2 combination that forced referee John English to wave it off as Trader sat perched against the cage. The Providence native ends 2017 unbeaten following his debut win over Jason Rine at “CES MMA 45” and has now won five in a row, including amateurs.

Flyweight Jose Lugo (1-0) of Woonsocket, R.I., kicked off the AXS TV Fights telecast with an emotional win in his professional debut, submitting Michael Taylor (1-1) of Cortland, N.Y., via rear-naked choke at 3:33 of the opening round.

Lugo controlled the fight from the opening bell, scoring the early takedown despite absorbing a pair of right hands from Taylor on the way in. Lugo eventually took Taylor’s back, locked in the choke and forced his opponent to tap. A tearful Lugo celebrated with a salute to his fans, an impressive victory of a game opponent in Taylor, who had just come off a win of his own in his professional debut at “CES MMA 46” last month.

Making his third appearance with CES MMA, bantamweight David Garcia (5-4) of La Grange, Ill., submitted Kris Moutinho (4-2) of Milford at 3:07 of the opening round via guillotine. The brewing rivalry between the two, which began with an intense stare down at the weigh-in and continued when Moutinho refused to shake hands before the opening bell, ended when Moutinho lost control on the ground and gave up his neck, handing Garcia his third career submission victory.

Moutinho appeared to have control when he picked up Garcia, slung him over his shoulder and carried away him around the cage before slamming him on his back. Garcia kept his composure and clipped Moutinho with an elbow, causing a hematoma to swell up on the back of his head.

The two jostled for position on the ground and Garcia sunk in the choke as Mountinho tried to wrap him up around the waist, earning his first win since September of 2016 when he upset the previously unbeaten Rico DiSciullo at “CES MMA 38.”

In the opening preliminary bout, Fall River, Mass., light heavyweight Yorgan DeCastro (1-0, 1 KO) made quick work of Plattsburgh, N.Y., vet James Dysard (0-3) scoring a quick takedown and pummeling Dysard with unanswered strikes until referee Kevin Mulhall mercifully stopped the bout 39 seconds into the opening round.

Making his professional debut in the lightweight division, Tyler Hamilton (1-0) was equally efficient, submitting game veteran Montoyia Swilling (0-6) of Watertown, N.Y., via D’Arce choke 46 seconds into the opening round. The fight ended as soon as Swilling hit the canvas with Hamilton locking in the submission and forcing his opponent to tap within seconds. Continue reading

Former World Champion Anthony Dirrell Wins Technical Decision Over Denis Douglin in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & in Flint, Michigan

Unbeaten Prospect Jamontay Clark Beats Domonique Dolton by
Majority Decision  
Ryan Karl Scores Decision Over Kareem Martin in
 Battle of Prospects
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FLINT, MI. (November 18, 2017) – Former world champion Anthony Dirrell (31-1-1, 24 KOs) had a successful return to the ring in his hometown as he won a technical decision over Denis Douglin (19-6, 12 KOs) in the main event of a special Friday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Dort Federal Credit Union Center in Flint, Michigan.
“I wanted to pressure him and test myself,” said Dirrell. “He was wearing down and then the head butt came. I told the doctor that my vision was blurry and he decided not to let me continue.”
The fight was stopped in the sixth round after an accidental clash of heads left Dirrell’s left eye badly cut. The ringside physician deemed Dirrell unable to continue and the fight went to the scorecards where Dirrell won a technical decision by scores of 49-46 and 48-47 twice.
Fighting in his hometown for the first time since 2011, Dirrell came out fast and appeared to have Douglin in trouble in round one with a flurry of hooks. Douglin was able to survive the round and had successful moments landing left hooks to Dirrell’s head.
Douglin was aggressive throughout but was unable to stop Dirrell from mounting his own offensive surges. Dirrell scored to the body often and was able to work through any difficult moments.
“I was going for the knockout,” said Dirrell. “I wanted to get him out of there. I was getting hit and I got frustrated occasionally. I need to stick to the game plan a little better and make sure I’m doing what I want to do in the ring.”
Dirrell and Douglin continued to trade blows until the decisive clash of heads that led to a premature end of the fight and Dirrell taking home the decision victory.
“I’m right there with anyone in this division,” said Dirrell. “I was getting ready for a title fight and I hurt my back but I’m ready now. I want to face anyone with a belt or whoever will step up to the challenge.”
In the co-main event, unbeaten welterweight prospect Jamontay Clark (13-0, 7 KOs) boxed his way to a majority decision victory over Domonique Dolton (19-2-1, 10 KOs) in their eight round bout.
Clark used his significant reach advantage and pumped his jab early and often, establishing it in the first round and adding different combinations off of it throughout the contest. Dolton attempted to close down the distance but was unable to land anything that deterred Clark.
A clash of heads midway through the fourth round opened up a cut over Clark’s right eye and appeared to temporarily re-energize Dolton, who tried to take advantage of the wound. Clark showed toughness in never letting the cut slow him down as he stuck to the game plan and boxed effectively down the stretch.
Dolton stalked him throughout the final frames and landed occasionally but it was not enough as Clark took home the decision by scores of 78-74, 77-75 and 76-76.
The opening bout of the telecast saw Ryan Karl (15-1, 9 KOs) earn a unanimous decision victory over Kareem Martin (9-2-1, 3 KOs) in an eight round battle of junior welterweight prospects.
Martin had success early walking Karl down and landed a powerful looping right hand combined with a left hook midway through the first round that staggered his opponent. Karl set the tone for the fight and shook off the attack and continued to come forward in an exciting opening frame.
Karl increased his work rate after the first two rounds, consistently using the jab and throwing right hands mixed in with body shots. Martin stayed in the pocket throughout but was too easy to hit as Karl got the better of much of the action in the middle of the ring.
In the final round, Karl seemed to have more left in the tank as he buzzed Martin with a right hand that slowed his opponent and helped him on his way to a unanimous decision by scores of 78-74 twice and 77-75.

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Rising Promotions Press Conference Video


Rising Promotions Press Conference Video


Thomas LaManna to take on Samuel Amoako for LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title this Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

Raymond Serrano – Enver Halili

for WBC Fecarbox Welterweight title Adam Lopez vs Jorge Diaz for the WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight title

Plus undefeated Alvin Vermall, Frederick Julan & Yurik Mamedov



Atlantic City, NJ (November 17, 2017)–  Below is the video from Thursday’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s big championship tripleheader card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

Present at the press conference was welterweight contender Thomas LaManna and his opponent Samuel Amoako; As well as Welterweight Raymond Serrano and co-promoter Greg Cohen.



In the main event, Thomas LaManna (24-2, 9 KOs) takes on Samuel Amoako (23-16, 17 KOs) in a ten round battle for the LBF Intercontinental title.

Raymond Serrano (23-4, 10 KOs) takes on Enver Halili (10-0, 3 KOs) in a ten round welterweight clash for the WBC Fecarbox Welterweight  title.

Adam Lopez (16-1-2, 8 KOs) battles Jorge Diaz (18-5-1, 10 KOs) for the WBC Fecarbox Super bantamweight title in a eight-round bout.


In a six-round welterweight bout, Yurik Mamedov (7-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY battles Vincent Floyd (3-3-1, 2 Kos) of Philadelphia in a welterweight contest.

Alvin Vermall, Jr. (13-0-1, 11 KOs) of Catskills, NY will take on Nicholas Lavin (5-6, 4 KOs) of Shelton, Connecticut in a six-round cruiserweight bout. Frederick Julan (6-0, 4 KOs) of New York, NY will fight Willis Lockett (15-21-6, 5 KOs) of Takoma Park, Maryland in a six-round light heavyweight fight. Sidell Blocker (1-9-1) of Pleasantville, NJ will fight a rematch with Tomas Romain (4-1) of Brooklyn, NY in a lightweight bout.

Jonathan Arroyo of New York will make his pro debut against Steve Moore (0-1) of Orange, NJ in a welterweight bout.

Tickets for the November 18th fight card at The Claridge are priced at $200, $125, $80 and $55 (General Admission) and can be purchased at www.RisingBoxingPromotions.com

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Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School at 10:00 a.m. PT


WHO:           OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions

ABRAHAM “CHAMACO” Lopez, Former NABA Featherweight Champion

JOET GONZALEZ, Featherweight Contender


RYAN “KINGRY” GARCIA, Junior NABF Super Featherweight Champion

EDGAR “KID NEZA” VALERIO, Featherweight Prospect

ALEXIS ROCHA, Welterweight Prospect

TENOCHTITLAN “T-DOG” NAVA, Featherweight Prospect

CESAR DIAZ, Super Bantamweight Prospect

AARON MCKENNA, Welterweight Prospect


WHAT:         The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation will host its 21st Annual Turkey

Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 18.  De La Hoya will be joined by champions and rising star fighters including Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez, Joet Gonzalez, Christian “Chimpa” GonzalezRyan “Kingry” Garcia, Edgar “Kid Neza” ValerioAlexis Rocha, Tenochtitlan “T-Dog” Nava, Cesar Diaz and Aaron McKenna as they help distribute hundreds of turkeys and other traditional Thanksgiving foods to his hometown in the East Los Angeles community*. The event will be sponsored by Guerrero/Mission Foods, 4 Earth Farms, Delori Products, Tropicana, Jarritos, Nestle, Tampico and Agua Brands.


*Note: The families receiving the turkey dinner donations have been pre-selected. Turkey dinners will not be given away on-site to community members without a voucher.


WHEN:          Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Turkey Giveaway: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT

Interviews: Oscar De La Hoya and the fighters will be available for interviews during the event.


WHERE:       Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School 

(Side Entrance on Garnet St.)

1114 South Lorena Street

Los Angeles, CA 90023

FACTS:         In 1995, Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya started his honorable Oscar

De La Hoya Foundation to help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles. Today, with the help many partners, the foundation serves thousands of people annually.  The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles) in addition to various after school programs that promotes positive lives, and protect youth from the circumstances of living in underprivileged communities.










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(ABOVE: Jose Martinez scored a fourth-round knockout victory against Jesus Martinez to win the NABO Super Flyweight Title in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN on Nov. 16)


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Photo Credit: Fotocaribe/ Eric Blanc Photography


CANCUN, MEXICO (Nov. 16, 2017): Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing initiated their new partnership in exciting fashion as Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (20-0-1, 13 KOs) captured the NABO Super Flyweight Title by defeating Jesus Martinez (23-3, 11 KOs) via a brutal shot to the liver in the fourth round of the scheduled 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Jose Martinez hurt his opponent in each and every round, dropping him with shots to the body in the third and fourth rounds, the latter of which Jesus Martinez was unable to recover from. The fight was officially stopped at :19 of the fourth round.


“I’m very happy with the win,” said Jose Martinez. “I thought that it would last longer, but the goal was accomplished. The knockout is what we wanted, though we were prepared to go the distance. I’ll let my promoter, Miguel Cotto Promotions, decide what’s next for me. This victory is for Puerto Rico. I want to thank all the Puerto Rican people for their support.”


Alexis Rocha (10-0, 7 KOs) scored an impressive first-round knockout win agains Pascual Salgado (12-8, 8 KOs) of Cartagena, Colombia in a scheduled eight-round welterweight fight. Rocha, the native of Santa Ana, Calif. with a composed southpaw style, calmly walked Salgado down before slipping a right hand and countering with a shot to the liver. Rocha landed a few shots on Salgado before he got to his knees, but it was very clear that the stoppage, which occurred officially at 1:46 of the first round, was caused by the body shot.


“I started off by throwing my jab, and I was patient,” said Alexis Rocha. “He [Salgado] was throwing a lot of straight right hands, so when he threw the right hand, I slipped it and came back with my left hook [to the body]. My coach is always telling me to have fun, be patient and relax. I don’t want to just rely on one punch. I want to mix it up and be just as good at defense as I am at offense.”


Vergil Ortiz (8-0, 8 KOs) opened the ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 transmission with a devastating first-round knockout win against Evandro Cavalheiro (9-4, 5 KOs) of Santa Catarina, Brasil in what was scheduled to be an eight-round super lightweight fight. Ortiz, the native of Dallas, Texas who has never heard the final bell of a fight, landed a hard right hand that dropped Cavalheiro.


The referee gave Cavalheiro five minutes to recover, thinking it was a shot behind the head. The fight risked being ruled a no contest, but after review by the Cancun Boxing Commission, the fight was correctly ruled a TKO win for Ortiz with an official time of :21 of Round 1.


“I hit him on the side of the head, but the referee saw something different,” said Vergil Ortiz, Jr. “I knew he was done, but for a second I thought I’d get disqualified or get a no contest. Then I heard it was ruled a technical knockout, and I was delighted. In 2018, I hope to fight for a small title.”


Maricela Cornejo (9-2, 2 KOs), the super middleweight of Los Angeles, California who signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions just yesterday, scored a six-round split decision victory against Irias Hernandez (2-1, 2 KOs) of Tijuana Mexico. Cornejo won with two scores of 58-56, while one judge scored it 55-59 for Hernandez.

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Lightweight Prospect Thomas Mattice stops Orlando Rizo in 7




Nutley, NJ (November 17, 2017)–This past Saturday night, lightweight prospect Thomas Mattice remained undefeated by stopping grizzled veteran Orlando Rizo in round seven of their scheduled eight-round bout at the Atrium Arena in Stone Mountain, Georgia.


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Mattice is promoted by GH3 Promotions.


Mattice of Cleveland, Ohio improved his mark to 10-0 with eight knockouts.


The 27 year-old Mattice took out a veteran who has been in the ring with several world champions and contenders.


“I feel good.  He was a tough veteran, but I caught him with some good shots, and as veterans do, he kept on coming, but I kept on landing and eventually got him out of their,”said Mattice.


Mattice is developing into a young veteran, as he went in there with a good idea of what he wanted to do.


“I learned a lot in that fight.  I took my time, and worked off the jab.  I picked my shots and was not in a rush.  I started to work the body and eventually broke him.”


Even though there is only six weeks left in the year, Mattice would not mind getting in another fight before the calendar changes to 2018.


“I may try to sneak one more in before the end of the year.  If not, I will be back in there in January or early February.  2018 is going to be a big year for.  I can see myself being ranked across the board by this time next year as I want to go from a prospect to a contender.  This was a great fight for me, but expect to see me in bigger fights in 2018.”


His promoter Vito Mielncki of GH3 Promotions is on the same page as the three-year veteran, Mattice.


“That was a quality win over Rizo.  Rizo is a guy who is a veteran who has faced everybody.  That is 4 straight knockouts for Thomas and now he is coming into his power.  He is really developing and I can see some great things for him as we look towards 2018.”


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