Do or Die: Bobby Gunn to Face Roy Jones, Jr on December 4th in Philly!

Photo by:  John DiSanto

Photo by: John DiSanto

Press Release:

 Hackensack, NJ (October 17, 2013) – Former IBA, WBC USNBC and WBA NABA cruiserweight titlist Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn will have a career defining opportunity when he meets former pound for pound king Roy Jones Jr. in December in Pennsylvania.

Gunn, who sports a professional ledger of 21-5-1 with 18 wins by knockout, fought James Toney and Tomasz Adamek in his last two bouts but came up short both times. A legendary bare knuckle boxer whose bouts have been viewed more than 600,000 times on YouTube, Gunn also won other cruiserweight belts and was rated in the top 10 by the WBA and WBC. The heavy-handed New Jersey based Canadian was on the verge of retiring but had interest in fighting Jones Jr. for a number of years.

“I’ve wanted a match up with Roy for quite some time but it never worked out for a number of reasons,” stated Gunn. “We’ve been working on this for awhile and I wasn’t sure if it was ever going to happen but I’m glad it will. People can say what they want about Roy and I at this stage but this is an extremely important fight. The winner will take a huge step forward and the loser is at the end of the road.”

One of the greatest fighters in boxing history, Roy Jones Jr. is one of the few boxers of any era that truly doesn’t need an introduction. In 64 professional bouts, Jones Jr. is an outstanding 56-8 with 40 wins by way of knockout. The former middleweight, undisputed light heavyweight and heavyweight titleholder has wins over boxing greats Bernard Hopkins, Felix Trinidad, the aforementioned Toney and Hall of Famer Virgil Hill amongst others. In his most recent bout, Jones Jr. traveled to Poland and topped unbeaten hometown favorite Pawel Glazewski.

Jones Jr.-Gunn is scheduled for 12 rounds in the cruiserweight division. The card is promoted by Jones Jr’s Square Ring Promotions and the exact date and location along with undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Publicist) 551-206-0578 or twitter.com/kopublicity

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Curtis Stevens: “Come November 2nd Don’t Blink!”

by Matt Richardson

As one of the more heavily-hyped boxers to come out of New York in recent years, middleweight Curtis Stevens was expected to do big things.

A ferocious power-puncher in the ring with respectable connections outside of it, many of those who closely watched the Brownsville-born fighter predicted a world title in his future.

Unfortunately for Stevens, that never materialized and after losing a unanimous decision to former “Contender” star Jesse Brinkley in January 2010, he stopped fighting all together for two years.

“I believe it’s what boxer’s dream of when they first start boxing,” Stevens (25-3, 18 KOs) said to FightNews. “This is one of my goals since I was eight years old when I first stepped into the ring, was to fight for a world title. And now I’m fighting for it so it’s here now, I just have to grab it. I’ve been training my ass off. I’ve been gone ten weeks. I’m just ready to get in there and shock the world on November 2nd!”

While Stevens admits a win by him against Golovkin would “shock the world” he claimed it wouldn’t be shocking to anyone inside his training camp in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

How Good Is Deontay Wilder?

By Johnny Walker  

This Saturday night, on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins vs Karo Murat light heavyweight title fight in Atlantic City, rising American heavyweight giant Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (29-0) will try to make it 30 knockouts in 30 fights as he takes on journeyman Nicolai Firtha (21-10-1).

Take a cyber-tour of boxing sites on the Web and you’ll find a wide variety of opinions about Wilder, from starry-eyed true believers who are convinced he will retake the heavyweight division for America, to total cynics who think Wilder is another Seth Mitchell, meaning an American heavyweight whose reputation is mostly built on hype, a guy who will fail spectacularly when given a real test by a viable, name heavyweight. Continue reading

Melson To Face Undefeated Gilbert in NYC

Press Release: Junior middleweight Boyd Melson of New York City takes a step up in competition when he faces Chris “Gumby” Gilbert (10-0 with 8 KOs) in the eight-round Broadway Boxing main event on Wednesday, December 4th at BB King Blues Club in New York City’s Time Square. Melson, a 2003 West Point grad, is 12-1-1 with 4 KOs since turning pro in November 2010. He has donated 100% of his fight purses to Justadollarplease.org to help support America’s first trial to cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries and the other to help a friend who had a young son with cancer.

The selfless southpaw’s been featured on HBO Real Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo.com, ESPN.com and various other media outlets and is one of the most popular fighters in the Empire State. In his most recent bout on August 14, Melson impressively defeated Jason Thompson in front of a standing room only crowd, avenging a controversial draw.

Unbeaten in ten professional bouts, Chris Gilbert’s not a fan of judges. The 28-year-old Windsor, VT native stopped eight of his opponents, six of whom failed to make it out of the third round. On September 12th, the heavy handed Gilbert dropped 11-1 Anthony Chase three times en route to a third-round TKO.

“Gilbert is definitely going to present a strong challenge,” said Melson, whose March 2012 bout with then-unbeaten Delen Parsley was one of the greatest in Broadway Boxing history. “His team personally reached out to me on Facebook asking me to fight their man. Christmas falls in the same month of this fight, so I decided to give them their present early by saying yes. It’s the season of giving, which is my specialty. I know he’s hungry and is looking to come into New York to steal the spotlight but I’m not about to let that happen. A win over Gilbert will get me one step closer to a significant fight and I’m ready as ever!”

Tickets are available on Teamfighttowalk.com. Following the bout, Melson will once again donate his entire fight purse to Justadollarplease.org in support of bringing trials to the United States that could help cure chronic Spinal Cord Injuries. It was recently released in the nation-wide media that this clinical trial we are raising funds for to bring here to the U.S. has resulted in 15 out of 20 patients walking enrolled in the study in China who were paralyzed an average of 7 years. Unfortunately, there still is not enough money to carry the trial out in the US.

Heee’s Baaack! Antonio Tarver Stakes His Claim at Heavy!

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Press Release:

Boxing’s popular new fight series Golden Boy Live! is back at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, November 26 with a stacked card featuring the return of former World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver facing West Virginia veteran Mike Sheppard in the 10 round main event which will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also, featured on the card will be the Golden Boy Promotions debut of undefeated Cuban heavyweight star Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz against a fighter to be announced in the co-featured fight that will get Florida fight fans up and cheering from bell to bell.

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring and showing the world that the ‘Magic Man’ is better than ever and ready for the big fights,” said Tarver. “This is the perfect opportunity to make a statement at home and I can’t wait.”

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Curtis “Showtime” Stevens Media Workout Quotes

Photo Credit:  Larry Levanti

Photo Credit: Larry Levanti

Brooklyn’s Curtis Stevens took the time to discuss his upcoming Nov 2nd showdown with WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin, on Wednesday. Formerly the training base of legendary World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes, Pintabone’s Boxing Gym serves as the host for Stevens’ training camp, as he prepares to challenge the dangerous Golovkin at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The ever loquacious challenger exuded confidence as he broke it all down for press. The fight will be televised live by HBO. 

Does his power concern you?

“The question is does my power concern him?”

If you hit Golovkin and he doesn’t go down, what are you going to do?

“Hit his ass some more!” Continue reading

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin Workout Quotes

imageWBO middleweight title holder Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin worked out for media members in Santa Monica, Calif. yesterday as he prepares to face Gabriel Rosado. Quillin-Rosado is set to take place Saturday, Oct. 26th at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on Showtime. On the same show, IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins defends against Germany’s Karo Murat. Quillin worked out for well over an hour on the speed bag and heavy bag and mitts with trainer Eric Brown. Below are some quotes from the workout.

Peter Quillin: “[Gabriel] Rosado presents his own challenges. He’s coming to win my world title. I have something that he wants, so I have to respect him for that. We have to put our friendship aside. Continue reading

Bryant Jennings Signs Promotional Contract with Gary Shaw Productions!

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Philadelphia’s undefeated heavyweight contender, Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) has signed a co-promotional contract with Gary Shaw Productions and Antonio Leonard Promotions. Advised by manager James Prince, Jennings on the verge of fighting for a world title, is ranked IBF #3, WBO #14 and WBC #21.

“I’m glad I’m finally moving forward in my career with a great team,” said Bryant Jennings. “Gary Shaw and Antonio Leonard are two great promoters who have been in this sport for many years and have promoted some of the biggest fights in boxing history. I’m ecstatic to be managed by James Prince because he’s guided the careers of many world champions and his knowledge as a boxing manager is impeccable. It’s truly a blessing to have these experienced gentlemen working on my behalf. I’m ready to take my career to the next level.” Continue reading

Quillin Ready for Showdown with Rosado

QUILLIN GEARED UP FOR ROSADO SHOWDOWN

PRESS RELEASE: Much has changed in the life of WBO middleweight titleholder Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (29-0, 21 KOs) since his last fight on April 27th, when he dropped challenger Fernando Guerrero four times en route to a victory by seventh-round technical knockout.

Quillin will make his second defense Oct. 26th against challenger Gabriel “King” Rosado (21-6, 13 KOs), airing on Showtime Championship Boxing, live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Rosado, fighting out of nearby Philadelphia, was stopped in the seventh round of his only world title fight to World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight titleholder Gennady Golvkin last January.

In the past five-plus months, Quillin has turned 30, married Allison Berger, and started a few businesses (T-shirts and headphones). Continue reading