Press Release: Austin Bryant Giving Back To Kids And Community Of Wilson, NC

austin bryantWilson, NC (August 30) – Undefeated rising boxing superstar Austin Bryant is hoping he can have a positive impact, and is pledging his free time to give back to the kids and community  at “The Spot” in Wilson, NC.


Austin Bryant has not forgotten the positive role models from Wilson, NC that allowed him to be a great amateur boxer and now one of the hottest professional boxing prospects in the world.  Bryant wants to make sure other kids will have the same opportunity, so he is volunteering at “The Spot” two days a week to participate in the Triple play The SPOT Way, health and fitness program.


“The Spot” is located at 910 Tarboro St in Wilson, NC, and is a non-profit youth services organization.  Spot stands for S-haring P-ositive O-utcomes T-ogether with kids and their families in Wilson.  The SPOT promotes an atmosphere of accountability, confidence, and self-esteem building for children.  The program is open to all Wilson County kids and youth ages 5-18.  The Spot pays particular attention to At Risk Youths, those in danger of Juvenile Crime, Gang Involvement, Latch Key & Dropping Out of School, and any kids with a desire to bridge cultural gaps.


Bryant, a.k.a. “The Babyface Assassin,” kicked off his service by introducing himself to the community, shaking hands, taking photos, and giving strong words of encouragement to the young men and teams participating in the Eastern North Carolina Football League annual football jamboree hosted by “The Spot” Jr. Warriors.


Austin Bryant 2-0 (2 KO’s) returns to ring Sept 10 at The Wilson Recreation Center located at 500 Sunset Road in Wilson, NC.


Tickets for the September 10 show can be purchased by calling Leroy Gray at 252 289-2781 or Promoter Calvin Barnes at 252 315-8480.  General Admission tickets start at $30.


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This Thursday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino

MASHANTUCKET, CT (August 30, 2016) – DiBella Entertainment has announced a solid  Broadway Boxing card, showcasing many of New England’s most promising prospects, this Thursday night in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.


“Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1, 2 KOs), fighting out of Cranston, RI, is one of six New Englanders that will be featured on, ironically, Broadway Boxing. The 26-year-old DeLomba will square off against Groveland, Florida’s Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs) in the eight-round main event.


Belgian super featherweight Dardan Zenunaj (12-1, 9 KOs), a former World Boxing Association (WBA) International champion, faces New Mexico’s Jose “Shorty” Salinas (9-2-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round contest.


Undefeated Brooklyn lightweight Wesley Ferrer, a 2013 New York City Golden Gloves champion, will participate in another eight-round bout.


A pair of newly signed DiBella Entertainment fighters, unbeaten Spanish junior lightweight Jon “Jonfer” Fernandez (8-0, 6 KOs), who is co-promoted by future Hall of Famer Sergio Martinez, and pro-debuting Puerto Rican welterweight Jose Roman, will also be in action. Fernandez is matched against Mexican Naciff “Chata” Castillo (17-8-2, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder, while Roman turns pro against Philadelphian Khaaliq Core in a four-round match.


East Hartford, CT welterweight “Marvelous” Mykey Williams (3-0, 2 KOs), a three-time Ringside World Tournament champion, returns to his second home at Foxwoods for his fourth pro fight against David Nelson (3-5, 1 KO), of Los Angeles, CA, in a four-round bout.


Connecticut’s own Anthony Laureano and Jonathan “Smooth” Figueroa will be making their pro debuts in separate four-round bouts against Philadelphians. The welterweight Laureano, a 2016 N.E. Golden Gloves champion from East Hartford, challenges pro-debuting Nihir Albright, while Hartford junior welterweight Figueroa, a 2012 Southern N.E. Golden Gloves gold medalist, competes against Demetris Williams (0-1).


A pair of Massachusetts featherweights will be fighting in separate four-round bouts. N.E. Golden Gloves winner Timmy Ramos (4-0-1, 4 KOs), of Framingham, will battle Sean Acosta, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Worcester’s Irvin Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO) will take on Texan Juan Muniz.


All fights and fighters are subject to change.


Tickets for the September 1st card are on sale and priced at $125, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are available at and or by visiting the Foxwoods’ Box Office. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.


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GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Heavyweight and former Defensive End NFL Ray Edwards



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Nutley, NJ (August 29, 2016) – GH3 Promotions is honored to announce the signing of undefeated heavyweight Ray Edwards to an exclusive promotional contract.


Edwards of Cincinnati, Ohio has a perfect mark of 11-0-1 with seven knockouts.


After a successful seven-year career as a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, Edwards has made professional boxing his full-time occupation.


The 31 year-old Edwards actually turned professional May 20, 2011 when the NFL players were entrenched in a lockout.


“Ray has shown that he has the physical tools to become a top heavyweight,” said GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki.


“He has a ton of upside and with heavyweights, there is a chance to become a star very quickly here in the States.  I think that because he has competed at a high level in the NFL, he has a chance to do that in boxing.  We are looking to get him three fights before the end of the year.  He is 6’6 255 lbs. and we will move him like like most heavyweights,  steady but right and no rush.  He will be at the top when it’s time. He is class act, well spoken and when he walks in a room u see his presence.

“I always loved boxing.  I started doing in at as an off-season workout and just really enjoyed it,” said Edwards.


In his pro debut, Edwards won a four-round unanimous decision over Tyrone Gibson in Hinckley, Minnesota..


Edwards, who did not have an amateur fight, has increased his level of opposition and is coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Steven Tyner on August 26 in Minneapolis.


“It is a big deal for me to sign with GH3 Promotions,” continued Edwards.  “Vito Mielnicki has a good stable with Antoine Douglas and Jerry Odom and this is the type of step I was looking for.”


Because Edwards was known for his prowess on the gridiron, his transition into the ring was not taken seriously.


“I was looked down upon because I was a football player.  I have the right team around that will help develop my style.  I have been in camp wiith (WBC Heavyweight champion) Deontay Wilder and I held my own, and I have confidence in myself.”


In what he thinks his move from the NFL to boxing can help persuade kids to start boxing, where in the recent past, a lot of the good young athletes have chosen other sports.


“I can help kids be passionate about boxing.  Kids haven’t dedicated themselves and learned their crafts.  People just see the finished products of fighters.  I don’t listen to the negative comments and have good people around me.”


“I just want to stay busy and keep winning.  Let me be great.  In do time, people will see the finished product.”


In what playing at the highest level of professional sports, he can take into boxing, Edwards notes, “I played defensive line and I was focused on the ball.  So I have learned to tune things out.  It’s that tunnel vision that playing in front of 100,000 people, you learn that.  Not to listen to the crowd and stay focused.”


When asked if what his former NFL fraternity thinks of his move to boxing, Edwards stated, “I still get support from my friends in the league.  They are always asking when and where I am fighting, so I feel when the fights get higher profile, It will become a really big thing.” Said Edwards trainer Kennie Johnson, “He is developing into a good fighter.  We started out with a guy who had a great physical presence, but he has been a fast learner and now it is time for people to see that.  He is coming along well and when the competition steps up, we will see that he is a quality fighter.  He is the hardest worker that I ever seen in the forty years that I have been around the sport.”


Edwards is managed by Chances Aurelius, who said, “Vito Mielnicki is a good guy and I am happy to be on board with GH3 Promotions.  I think we will do big things together.” Edwards will fight on September 15 against an opponent to be named in Philadelphia.  The bout will be televised on CBS Sports Network.



GH3 Promotions features Middleweight Antoine Douglas, Super Middleweight’s Jerry Odom & Ronald Ellis, undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez as well as Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight Champion John Thompson, Jr., undefeated Welterweight’s Kenneth Sims Jr., Jerrell Harris, Arturo Trujillo & Keenan Smith, Heavyweight Ray Edwards,  Lightweight O’Shaquie Foster, Jr. Lightweight O’Shaquie Foster, Bantamweight’s Brent Venagas & LeRoy Davilla to the GH3 Promotions stable. For More information on GH3 Promotions, Contact: Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or or


Shakur StevensonUSA Boxing’s 2016 Olympic medalists are the pride of their hometowns and two of them received honorary parades celebrating their Rio hardware over the weekend. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) enjoyed a huge welcome celebration upon touching down in Flint on Tuesday and events honoring the history maker have continued across the city. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) will be returning to his beloved hometown of Newark on Sunday in time for his parade in downtown Newark while bronze medalist Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) will continue his victory lap around the city with his parade on Saturday.

Stevenson won a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic Games, the highest finish for an American boxer since 2004. He entered the 2016 Olympic Games with a perfect 23-0 international record and dazzled in his opening two bouts, winning two unanimous decision victories to advance on to the semifinal round. The 19-year-old Newark native faced returning Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in the bantamweight finale and the two talented boxers engaged in one of the closest bouts of the 2016 Olympic Games. Ramirez pulled out the decision by one round on one judges’ scorecard to give Stevenson, the youngest boxer in his weight division, the Olympic silver medal. Following the hard fought bout, Stevenson showed his class and grace in acknowledging his opponent. His silver medal is the first for the United States since 2000 and the first Olympic medal for an American bantamweight since Clarence Vinson in the same Sydney Olympic Games.

Stevenson’s parade began at Noon on Sunday at Military Park and concluded with a presentation of A Key to the City from Newark Mayor Ras Baraka at 1 p.m. at City Hall.

The 19-year-old Olympic silver medalist is sponsored by Powerade, and is “Just a Kid” from Newark. The “Just a Kid” campaign reinforces a simple, but powerful truth: whether you’re one of the best professional athletes in the world or a teen grinding just to make varsity, we’re all Just a Kid from somewhere, full of big dreams and potential. Check out his Powerade commercial here.

Hernandez set the tone for the U.S. Olympic boxing team in Brazil, reeling off three straight victories in his first Olympic Games. The light flyweight faced off with number two seed of Russia in his second bout but he wasn’t intimidated by his opponent’s resume or ranking. Hernandez defeated his Russian foe to advance on to the quarterfinal round with Ecuador. He kept the run going in his quarterfinal bout, clinching a spot on the medal stand with his third win of the tournament. The victory secured the first medal for an American male boxer since 2008 and the first piece of Olympic hardware for an American light flyweight since 1988. Hernandez’s improbable Olympic run ended in the semifinals in a highly competitive loss to eventual gold medalist Hasanboy Dumatov of Uzbekistan.

As the first Olympic medalist from Wichita since 1984, celebrations for Hernandez have been ongoing since his arrival home. Hernandez graced the cover of the Wichita Eagle and was met with a crowd of adoring fans at the airport. He had his own parade as well on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., beginning at Nomar Square and concluding at North High School.



LAS VEGAS, NV (Aug. 27, 2016) – Tickets for the most anticipated fight of the year go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11:00 a.m. PT. The Saturday, Nov. 19 showdown between No. 2 Pound-for-Pound* and WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and No. 4 Pound for-Pound* and Two-Time World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) will crown the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Tickets start at $55 and are available on and the T-Mobile Arena box office.
Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound for Pound” is presented by Main Events, Roc Nation Sports, Krusher Promotions and Andre Ward Promotions and sponsored by the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

The mega-fight will be only the third bout in the history of The Ring Magazine pound-for-pound list to pit two undefeated Top 5 ranked pound-for-pound fighters against each other.

Kovalev, the Russian Wrecking Ball, 33, has been dominating boxing’s light heavyweight division with his aggressive, fan-friendly style since his breakout performance against then-unbeaten Nathan Cleverly in 2013. His rise to boxing stardom has been meteoric, as he has gone from an unknown fighter from Chelyabinsk, Russia to headlining HBO Pay-Per-View in just four years after signing with his first promoter, Main Events. Out of of Kovalev’s 30 career victories 26 have come by way of knockout. Additionally, he has entered into championship rounds only twice in his professional career. Kovalev has always sought to test himself against the best boxing has to offer; he wants to prove in the ring that he deserves that mantle.

Ward, 32, the last American man to win an Olympic Gold Medal in boxing (2004), reigned as the WBA Super Middleweight World Champion from 2009 to 2015 while fighting mostly out of his hometown, Oakland, CA. He announced his intention to move to up to the light heavyweight division in search of a bigger challenge in 2015, shortly after signing with his current promoter, Roc Nation Sports. He has been a top rated pound-for-pound fighter since 2011. Ward is seeking to assume his place and leave a legacy at the top of the sport.

Kovalev said, “I am very excited to finally get my chance to face Andre Ward on November 19. I want to face the best competition. I want to be the best Pound-for-Pound fighter in the world. Thank you to all of my fans and I hope everyone will come out and see this great fight on November 19 in Las Vegas.”

Ward responded, “I am excited, man. I am looking forward to it. I want to be the light heavyweight champion of the world… We will see you in November. I have been doing this for 22 years and if I am not ready to fight the best now then I will never be ready. I have been preparing for these moments since I been a kid. You got to respect Sergey for the way he has gotten to where he has gotten. He didn’t have any soft touches. He wasn’t protected. He wasn’t really pushed by the media. He is a guy who should get a lot more credit than he has. The winner of this fight could possibly be pound-for-pound #1.”

Main Events’ CEO, Kathy Duva, added, “There is no greater thrill for a boxing promoter than putting together a fight that the fans want to see. Sergey has always strived to be the best and face the best and on November 19 the new Pound-for-Pound king will be crowned. I think it is fitting that this fight is taking place in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has been home to many of the biggest and best fights, including both Taylor-Chavez I and De La Hoya-Trinidad. Now it will be the venue for the first Pound-For-Pound showdown of the new millennium. This should be a great night!”


Roc Nation President & Chief of Branding and Strategy, Michael Yormark, said, “From its inception, Roc Nation Sports Boxing has remained committed to promoting the biggest fights featuring the world’s best fighters. That is exactly what we have in Kovalev-Ward – a fight that transcends boxing, transcends sports, and enters the rarefied realm of seminal cultural events. On Nov. 19, on boxing’s most legendary stage, we will find out who the best boxer in the world truly is. It will be a clash of cultures, styles, strategies and personalities and we are proud to represent Andre and be a part of history.”
“This pound-for-pound battle between two great champions will be a sensational matchup at T-Mobile Arena,” said Richard Sturm, president of Entertainment and Sports for MGM Resorts International. “We look forward to working with both Main Events and Roc Nation Sports on this championship event which should be one of the most anticipated fights of the year.”

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Lippe-Morrison to make TV debut against Latimore September 23

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Tulsa, OK (August 27, 2016) – Heavyweight sensation Trey Lippe-Morrison makes his highly anticipated TV debut when he faces fellow unbeaten Ed Latimore as part of a quadruple header on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, September 23 at 10 pm ET live from the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.


Living and fighting out of Tulsa, OK, Lippe-Morrison’s 11-0 with all of his wins coming by knockout. A member of Holden Productions’ Four State Franchise, the 26-year-old power punching phenom has been out of the ring since January after suffering a hand injury. Under the watchful eye of 7-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, Lippe-Morrison’s working hard daily towards his goal to become the heavyweight champion of the world like his late father Tommy.


Latimore, 13-0 (7 KO’s), is without question the toughest opponent of Lippe-Morrison’s career. Fighting out of the Steel City Pittsburgh, PA, Latimore is fresh off a July 15 victory over Juan Goode. Known by his moniker “Black Magic,” Latimore is a former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves, National PAL and Ringside Champion. He also owns amateur victories over 2012 Olympian Dominic Breazeale and former IBF heavyweight kingpin Charles Martin.


“This is a definite step up for Trey but these are the kinds of opponents we need to be fighting on TV,” said Lippe-Morrison’s promoter Tony Holden. “Trey has improved his boxing ability tremendously under Freddie Roach and has dynamic power. At the same time, Latimore is here to spoil the party and was a very good amateur prior to his current run as an unbeaten professional. The fans at the Buffalo Run, where Trey is a favorite, and everybody watching on Showtime are in for exciting fight between two unbeaten heavyweights on the way up, which is a rarity these days.”


Lippe-Morrison and Latimore meet over six rounds.


Brooklyn-based Russian Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk, 11-0 (10 KO’s), puts his perfect record on the line against an opponent to be named in a ten round junior welterweight bout. Baranchyk, who scored back to back first round knockouts on ShoBox at the Buffalo Run, is the newest member of the Four State Franchise.


In a ten round light heavyweight affair, “Notorious” Travis Peterkin, 16-0-1 (7 KO’s), travels from Brooklyn, NY to face once-beaten contender Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic, 21-1 (14 KO’s), of St. Petersburg, FL.


Rounding out the televised portion of the card is fellow Brooklyn-based Russian Ivan “The Volk” Golub, who risks his 12-0 ledger against an opponent TBA over ten rounds in the welterweight division.


The card is promoted by Holden Productions in association with DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. Tickets starting at $35 are on sale now by logging onto or calling the Buffalo Run Box Office at 918-542-7140.


Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Holden Productions Publicist) – 551-206-0578 or @kopublicity

Argentina’s David Emanuel Peralta Shocks Former World Champion Robert Guerrero in Main Event Of PBC on Spike

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Argentina’s David Emanuel Peralta Shocks Former World Champion Robert Guerrero in Main Event Of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike


Freddy Hernandez Defeats Alfredo Angulo and Terrell Gausha Scores Decision Over Steve Martinez


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Anaheim, CA (August 27, 2016) Argentina’s David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta, (26-2-1, 14 KOs) shockingly defeated former world champion Robert “The Ghost Guerrero, (33-5-1, 18 KOs) by 12-round split decision in the main event of Premier Boxing Champion (PBC) on Spike Saturday night from the Honda Center in Anaheim.


Scores were 116-112 and 115-113 for Peralta and 115-113 for Guerrero in the main event of the televised tripleheader promoted by TGB Promotions.


Guerrero opened strong in the first two rounds, scoring at will over the slower Peralta. Guerrero continued to have success in the third stanza as they traded back and forth throughout the round. Peralta started to mount a consistent attack in the fifth round, upping the tempo and using movement to keep the oncoming Guerrero at bay.


The middle rounds featured excellent exchanges with Guerrero using a blistering uppercut to score points against Peralta. However, Peralta turned the tables in the ninth, seemingly scoring a knockdown which wasn’t called and landing right hands at will on Guerrero.


Peralta continued to land and score in the final three rounds earning the split decision.


Stated the victorious Peralta, “I was a cab driver, driving cabs in Argentina. I was offered a chance to fight in the U.S. and came away victorious.


“I came to fight and I knew I would win. He is a very good fighter but I hit him with the

harder shots.


“Yes, I want to fight bigger names now, no way I’m going to retire now. I’ll be ready again to fight soon, this was no joke and I can beat a lot of great fighters.”


Said a disappointed Guerrero, “I thought I clearly won the fight. For the judge to say I lost eight rounds sounds crazy to me. Peralta was very awkward but I felt I won. I won the rounds when I boxed. This is very disappointing but I’ll be back, that you can count on.”


In a 10-round battle between two Mexican warriors, Freddy Hernandez, (34-8, 22 KOs), won a unanimous decision over Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo, (24-6, 20 KOs). Scores were

98-92 and 97-93 twice. From the opening bell, it was bombs away with both fighters unloading thunderous power shots. Hernandez seemed to have more on his punches as Angulo slowed over the first few rounds.


Although continuing with heavy pressure and moving forward in his aggressive style, Angulo was not able to score consistently as Hernandez kept his distance and used a solid jab to control the action.


Said the happy Hernandez following the fight, “I felt great, I know I clearly won the fight. This weight is too big for me, I’m not a super middleweight or a middleweight. He still punches hard but I hit him harder tonight.


“I have a great deal of respect for Alfredo, tonight the people saw two real Mexican warriors.”


2012 U S. Olympian Terrell Guasha, (19-0, 9 KOs) remains undefeated with a 10-round majority decision over the Bronx’s Steve Martinez, (16-3, 13 KOs) in the opening bout of the PBC on Spike telecast.


Fighting on the inside over the first two rounds featuring excellent two-way action, both Gausha and Martinez landed, hard accurate shots.


Gausha continued to score points in the first half of the fight with stunning and accurate body shots to slow down the aggressive Martinez. Gausha’s success continued throughout the fight controlling the action and distance with his jab with Martinez scoring occasionally with powerful right hands shots. Scores at the end of the of the entertaining bout were 97-93 twice for Gausha and 95-95.


Said the happy winner Gausha, “He was aggressive but I was able to solve him. This was a real test and just what I needed, I need the competition to be the best and become a world champion.”


“I wasn’t surprised by the one scorecard for a draw, it was a close fight but I definitely won.”


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Mashantucket, CT (8/24/16) – Looking to add to its ever growing stable of young, up-and-coming talent, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) has announced the signing of undefeated Spanish prospect Jon Fernandez (L in photo) and Puerto Rican amateur standout Jose Roman to exclusive long-term promotional contracts. Both Fernandez and Roman will be making their DBE debuts on the upcoming special edition Broadway Boxing card in the Premier Ballroom at the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, next Thursday, September 1. Broadway Boxing is proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens, OPTYX, Azad Watches, and Christos Steakhouse.


“I am happy to be coming back to Foxwoods with another great card, and to have the opportunity to showcase these two new additions to the DBE roster,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Promoting Sergio Martinez was one of the highlights of my career and I am proud to say that he and I have forged a lifelong friendship. Sergio told me that Jon is one of the best young fighters he has seen in a very long time, and I look forward to helping build the career of Jon Fernandez here in the States with my friend and great champion Maravilla.”


Regarding Roman, DiBella continued, “Jose Roman was a terrific amateur, and gained invaluable experience fighting on the Puerto Rican national team. He was one of the most sought out amateurs on the island and we are thrilled for him to call DBE his home. We are looking forward to featuring him in the US, as well as in Puerto Rico, and building him in front of the huge Puerto Rican fan base here on the East Coast.”


At just 20 years of age, the junior lightweight Fernandez (8-0, 6 KO’s) is one of the most promising young prospects to come out of Spain in years. Standing at 5’11”, Fernandez is extremely tall for the 130lb. division and has devastating power in both hands. Fernandez caught the eye of former middleweight kingpin and future Hall-of-Famer Sergio Martinez when he was still fighting as an amateur. Martinez immediately saw star potential and signed Fernandez to his promotional company, MaravillaBox Promotions, in 2015 and soon after began courting the young Fernandez to his own former promoter Lou DiBella. DiBella and Martinez made things official in June, signing Fernandez to a co-promotional deal at this year’s Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) awards dinner, where DiBella received the James A. Farley award for honesty and integrity in boxing.


“This is a dream come true. I still cannot believe it,” said Fernandez. “I am very grateful to Lou DiBella, one of the most important and prestigious promoters in the United States, for the trust and belief that he has placed in me and to Sergio (Martinez) for the potential he saw in me as a boxer. Boxing is my life and I want to be the best. Following in the footsteps of Sergio and becoming a world champion like him is my lifelong dream.”


“I have been watching Jon fight since his amateur days and truly believe that the sky is the limit for him,” said Maravilla Martinez. “With each passing fight, he continues to show vast improvement and I believe that he has the ability to become not only a future champion but a future star in this sport. Jon has to stay focused and continue to work, to learn and to give everything he has to this sport. For Jon to have the opportunity to sign with Lou at just 20 years old, an opportunity that I did not have until I was already 32, is amazing and he has to take full advantage of it. Jon has to destroy everything that is put in his path and with time, patience and hard work, he will achieve greatness in this sport.”


A native of the boxing rich city of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Roman began boxing at 13 years of age amassing a stellar 124-17 record along the way. Roman joined the Puerto Rican national team in 2012, winning three consecutive national championships from 2013-2015.


“I couldn’t be more excited to get my career underway behind such a great promoter as Lou. DiBella has done tremendous work with so many great fighters over the years, and I am looking forward to growing and shining under the DiBella Entertainment banner. It is every fighter’s dream to fight in the US, and now I have the opportunity to make my pro debut here, and for that I want to thank my manager Ricardo Figueroa and my trainer Emilio Lozado for getting me this amazing opportunity,” said Roman.


Fernandez is set to make his DBE and US debut against the very tough Mexican Naciff Castillo (17-8-2, 5 KO’s) in an eight-round junior lightweight matchup, while Roman is set to square off against Khaaliq Core (0-1) in a four-round welterweight matchup.


The Broadway Boxing card is headlined by fellow once-beaten prospects prospects Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KO’s) and “Nice” Nick DeLomba(10-1, 2 KO’s) squaring off in an eight-round super lightweight match-up.


Additional fights on the card will be announced shortly.


Tickets for the Sept. 1st card are on sale and priced at $125, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are available at and or by visiting the Foxwoods’ Box Office. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Broadway Boxing is proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens, OPTYX, Azad Watches and Christos Steak House.


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Robert Guerrero, David Emanuel Peralta, Alfredo Angulo, Freddy Hernandez, Terrell Gausha & Steve Martinez Media Workout Quotes & Photos

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Premier Boxing Champions on Spike This Saturday, August 27 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. – 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. Ct


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ANAHEIM, CALIF. (August 24, 2016) – Fighters competing on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike card took part in a media workout Wednesday to officially begin fight week for the back-to-back nights of combat sport action on Spike as boxers joined Bellator fighters at RCVA Gym in Costa Mesa before they step into the ring at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.


PBC on Spike is headlined by former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero taking on Argentina’s David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta in a welterweight showdown. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features a pair of exciting contests as exciting puncher Alfredo Angulo faces veteran Freddy Hernandez while unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha battles the Bronx’s Steve Martinez.


Tickets for the August 27 event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $31, $58, $108 and $203, plus applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets are available via, Ticketmaster retail locations or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Honda Center Box Office.


Fighters prepared for their impending bouts and spoke to media about their matchups, the exciting weekend of action in Southern California and more. Here is what the fighters had to say:



“Peralta is a tall guy but I’m used to it. Kamegai was bigger than I thought he’d be, but I handled it. I have to feel him out and go from there.


“I’m going to try and execute my game plan. We want to put pressure on him. I’ve had really good sparring for this and I’m ready to go.


“My opponent is kind of a laid back fighter. He’s going to wait for me to come to him and try to counter. I saw a lot of him laying on the ropes, so I’ll come inside and try to give the fans a great performance. I’m excited to get in there.


“I’ve worked on a lot of things during camp. I’m working on staying more on my toes and breaking some of the bad habits I’ve had. I like to just go forward but there is a lot more to my game. I have to work behind my jab and I think I’ll have success.


“I’ve had so much repetition in the gym and that’s been key to my game. I have to work hard in the ring. I can’t just mow everybody down.


“I’m ready for a world title shot now. I want the Danny Garcia rematch. I feel like I won the fight. He had some flashy shots but he didn’t want to fight. It is what it is and it motivates me to get back to that position.”



“I’m physically and mentally prepared for this fight. Robert Guerrero is a great fighter and a great champion. I’ve seen everything he’s done and I think this is my time.


“The United States is a beautiful place and I’ve enjoyed being here very much. I’m going to give a very hard fight on Saturday night. I’m going to leave it all in the ring and come out with a victory.”



“I have the same hunger and passion that I had in the beginning of my career. ‘The Dog’ was asleep for a couple of years but he’s woken up now.


“Right now the only goal is to win this Saturday. I’m hoping that next year I can contend and fight for a world title. I have always fought the toughest fighters and I’ve never been afraid of a challenge.


“I feel strong and my weight is good. I hope my opponent had a great training camp. I want him to be at his best so that we can put on a great show for the fans. We are both tough Mexican fighters so you can expect us to stand and throw punches.


“It’s very important for me to fight for the fans. This is a huge fight for my career. I want to live up to what the fans expect from me.


“There have been a lot of changes in my career. I’ve gone through different trainers but now I have some stability with Romelu Quirtate. I feel very stable and confident with him. There are a lot of good fighters in camp and we push each other.”



“I had a good training camp and I’m going to surprise people in this fight. I know that I need a victory here to continue fighting at a high level.


“Everyone knows my style and everyone knows Angulo’s style. We both like to throw punches and we fight with our hearts. It’s going to make it a great fight Saturday night.


“I feel very strong at this weight and I think I have more to give to this sport. I’m going to leave my soul in the ring. I’m looking to hurt Angulo.”



“I’m liking the fights and the opportunities that I’ve been getting. This guy is a tough competitor and it’s a chance to show the world how good I am.


“I’m ready for anything my opponent brings. I know that he is going to bring pressure. I won’t back down. It will bring out the best in me.


“I want to keep working towards bigger fights. But I’m focused on this fight and I’m going to find a way to win.


“My camp has been focused on working my jabs, being smart and moving. I’m staying in great shape and I’ll be ready to go Saturday night.


“I’m ready for any opponent. I feel right now like I can fight for world title and Saturday is my opportunity to show people that. I’m going to prove myself.”



“I’m coming into this fight with a lot to prove. I’ve known Gausha for a long time and I definitely think I have the tools to beat him and do it convincingly.


“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m very thankful for it. I have the chance to breakthrough to the next level with a victory here. I’ve worked too hard not to get a win.


“My training camp was very long and we worked hard from start to finish. Now all that’s left is to get in the ring and I can’t wait.


“There’s nothing better than coming to an opponent’s home and getting a victory. He’s comfortable out here now but I’m going to make him real uncomfortable Saturday night.”


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Undefeated Super Lightweight, Milton Santiago Jr. takes on Ken Alvarez at the Inaugural fight card at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2016)–Undefeated super lightweight prosepct Milton Santiago Jr.will see a lot of familiar faces when he takes on Ken Alvarez at the SugarHouse Casino this tonight in Philadelphia.


Santiago, still just nineteen years-old, will headline for the first time since his professional debut 30 months ago as he has established himself as a big ticket seller in the Philadelphia.


According to his handlers at Battlestrong Boxing, this is by far the most tickets that young Santiago has sold in what will be his 15th outing.


“The demand has been off the charts, ” said Santiago’s co-manager Moz Gonzalez.  Gonzalez, along with his partner Eddie Woods are scrambling around looking for more tickets for Santiago’s many fans.


“It is a great problem to have.  We sold out our allotment of tickets very quickly and we are looking for tickets as we keep taking calls from people who want to come on Friday.”


“Everything is good.  I am on weight, and now I am getting ready for the fun part and that is to fight,” said Santiago.


In Alvarez, he is fighting a capable opponent who has a record of 7-4-2 with three knockouts.  Alvarez was undefeated in his first eight bouts that included big wins over undefeated Kevin Nieves (6-0) and Israel Arellano (7-1).


“I know he is from the Dominican Republic.  He is tough, In-shape and comes to fight, so I have to be prepared for anything.”


Santiago is excited to once again have top-billing.  He cites many reason’s for the extreme interest in this bout.


“It feels awesome to be the headliner.  Everyone is coming to watch you, and it’s a blessing and I know have to show the people what I got.  It’s terrific to be the first headliner at the SugarHouse.  I feel that Philly fans come to support their own.  My record is continuing to grow and be built and I am back with my father training me, so I think there are plenty of good reasons for the great support I will have on Friday.”


Santiago expects to fight a couple more times this year and with a big win on Friday, he sees the competition to be stepped and bigger rewards on the way.


“I am hoping to fight for a small title by the end of the year.  Then next year, I am looking to get ranked and fighting ten round bouts.  All that will help my name get out more.  I just want to thank everyone for their support and I am looking to impress everybody.


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Full card set for LGM Promotions back with “Night of the Rising Stars” this Saturday, August 27 at the BCB Pavilion in Bayonne, New Jersey



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Full card set for LGM Promotions back with “Night of the Rising Stars” THIS Saturday, August 27 at the BCB Pavilion in Bayonne, New Jersey

Alex Perez takes on Juan Rodriguez for the IBU World Welterweight title


Plus undefeated Tyrell Wright, Darren Goodall, Magdiel Cotto, Caleb Hernandez, Leon Johnson, John Bauza and Luis Perozo to see action on the undercard

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Bayonne, New Jersey (August 25, 2016)-A full nine-bout card is set for LGM Promotions exciting show this Saturday night at the BCB Pavillion in Bayonne, New Jersey


In the main event,  it will be a battle of New Jersey based welterweights as Alex Perez (18-2, 10 KOs) will take on Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (12-4, 5 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds and will be contested for the IBU World Welterweight title.

This will be Newark native Perez’ return to the ring after an eighteen-month layoff.


Perez, 34 years-old turned professional in 2004 and won his first 16 bouts.  He has solid wins over Edy Chavez (1-0), Josh Sosa (10-1) and Francisco Figueroa (20-3).  On March 14, 2009  Perez captured the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation Welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Laureano Laracuente at the Coliseo Luis Aymat in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.


Perez was last seen in the ring, losing to Brandon Adams in the acclaimed Boxcino tournament on February 13, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.


The 29 year-old Rodriguez, hailing from Union City, New Jersey turned professional in 2009 and won his first 11 bouts.


All four of Rodriguez’ defeats have come to undefeated fighters.


In his last bout, he was stopped by Ivan Golub on January 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


In six-round bouts:

Tyrell Wright (8-0-1, 6 KOs) of Jersey City, NJ will rematch Nicholas Thompson (5-1, 5 KOs) of Burlington, NC in a heavyweight bout.


In four-round bouts:


Darren Goodall (3-0, 2 KO’s) of New Milford, NJ battles Jhaquis Davis (0-3) of Missouri City, Texas in a middleweight fight


Magdiel Cotto (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Comerio, Puerto Rico fights pro debuting Jermaine Corley of Concord, NC in a middleweight affair.


Egomir Plevako (2-2, 1 KO) of Kharkik, Ukraine will take on Kenny Cruz (0-1-1) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a heavyweight fight.


Caleb Hernandez (2-0, 1 KO) of Paterson, New Jersey battles Lamont White (0-2) of Washington, DC in a welterweight bout.


Leon Johnson (1-0, 1 KO) of Newark, New Jersey will fight Alando Pugh (1-8-1) in a heavyweight tussle.


John Bauza (2-0, 2 KO’s) of North Bergen, New Jersey will square off with Jose Carmona (1-5, 1 KO) of Puerto Rico in a lightweight affair.


Luis Perozo (2-0, 1 KO) will fight Alexander Foster (0-1) of Alexandria, VA in a lightweight bout.



Special guests in attendance will be for two-time cruiserweight world champion Steve ” USS”  Cunningham, Chuck Wepner, Bryant “By By” Jennings, current WBA Super Featherweight world champion Jason Sosa and other boxing personalities


Tickets prices are $125 for VIP Table; $65 for Ringside; $55 for General ringside and $40 for General Admission and can be purchased by visiting:
Doors open at 6 PM ET, with the first being starting at 6:30 PM.


The BCB Pavillion is located at 301 Chosin Few Way in Bayonne, New Jersey


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Marc Abrams at or 856 287 7611



Unbeaten Bryant Perrella Yordenis Ugas on PBC TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, September 27 from Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, NM

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SANTA FE, NM (August 25, 2016) – Undefeated welterweight Bryant Perrella (14-0, 13 KOs) will battle Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas (16-3, 7 KOs) in a 10-round bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will feature exciting undercard contests to be announced shortly.


“I’m excited, healthy and I’ve never been more motivated to get back in the ring,” said Perrella. “My opponent had a big win in his last bout and it’s made this fight even bigger and better. He was very sharp in that fight so I know that I have to work very hard in training. We know he’ll be confident and we’ll be ready. With a great performance I can separate myself from the other prospects in the division.”


“I’m thankful for another opportunity to prove that I belong among the world’s best welterweights,” said Ugas. “I showed in my last fight what I can do when fully prepared and focused. Perrella is a good, tough fighter, but he has never seen anything like me. I am focused and ready to continue my march to the world championship.”


Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and Holmes Boxing, are priced at $75, $60 and $50, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling (505) 699-2845 or (505) 795-2772.


Perrella and Ugas were set to meet on August 12 before Perrella suffered a thumb injury that forced him to withdraw from the fight. Ugas ended up fighting previously unbeaten Jamal James and beating him via a unanimous decision. Now Ugas will look to beat another previously undefeated fighter while Perrella looks to further establish his place in the welterweight division.


Coming off of a second round stoppage over previously unbeaten David Grayton in June, the 27-year-old Perrella looks to take down another quality opponent when he enters the ring on September 27. Fighting out of Fort Meyers, Florida, the welterweight, who has trained with world champion Keith Thurman, enters this fight on an 11-bout streak of stopping his opponents inside of the distance.


A sensational Cuban amateur, Ugas picked up a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics and also owns Gold medals from the 2005 World Amateur Championships and 2007 Pan American Games. Now fighting out of Miami, the 29-year-old picked up victories over Cosme Rivera, Kenny Abril and Adan Hernandez before defeating James on August 12.


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Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announced

Orlando Montalvo, Bob Yalen, Sean Malone, Jr., Ray Oliveira, John Lawson &

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (August 25, 2016) – The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its six-member Class of 2016 to be inducted during the 12TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Friday night, November 4, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.


The new CBHOF inductees are Stamford amateur coach/boxer Orlando Montalvo, Newington former ESPN boxing director Bob Yalen, Wallingford boxer Sean Malone, Jr., New Bedford (MA) boxer “Sucra” Ray Oliveira, Waterbury judge John “Duke” Lawson and Mashantucket Pequot Game & Athletic commissioner Kenny Reels.


“The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame is very excited to announce this incredible class of inductees for 2016,” CBHOF president John Laudati said. “We anticipate a great crowd for our honorees at the induction ceremony on November 4th at Mohegan Sun. As always, our dinner is a wonderful coming together of the boxing community, friends and family.”


Montalvo and his wife, Sandra, moved to Stamford in 1980, training amateur fighters for the first 20 years in parks and in their backyard until relocating at the Union Memorial Church for seven years.  Orlando was an amateur and professional boxer in his native Puerto Rico, traveling around the world to compete.  He won 110 of 125 amateur matches and 22 of 29 as a professional with 18 knockouts, reaching a No. 10 rating in the junior middleweight division.


Yalen is best known, perhaps, as boxing director for ESPN and its popular Friday Night Fights series.   He has also been a consultant for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and Showtime.  A recipient of the Boxing Writers Association of America’s Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, Yalen was associate editor of the Ring Record Book and FightFax.  He was also Director of Sports & Entertainment at Mohegan Sun while one of the original CBHOF board members, contributing much to the success of its inaugural awards dinner.


Malone is the son of CBHOF inductee Sean Malone, Sr., who was inducted in 2011.  He had a 23-6 (21 KOs) record.  In 1992, he had one of his most notable victories against Greg Cadiz for the Nevada State light welterweight title.  He also defeated Pat Ireland in 1993 for the New England welterweight crown.


Oliveira was an all-action fighter who set a record in a fight with Zack Padilla, in which they threw more than 1,000 combined punches. During his outstanding 15-year professional career, Oliveira defeated the likes of Vince Phillips, Vivian Harris, Tracy Spann and Charles Murray twice.  Completing his career with a 47-11-2, Ray had a great chin and he wasn’t stopped prior to his loss to WBU light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton in 2004.


Involved in boxing for 60 years, Lawson was one of only 10 referees and judges selected by Willie Pep and Chico Vejar to work sanctioned bouts when boxing returned to Connecticut in the 1970s.  Lawson was a judge for a world heavyweight title fight in Germany between Wladimir Klitschko and Francesco Pianetta.  He was also involved in fights featuring world champions such as Roy Jones, Jr., “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, Joe Calzaghe, Chad Dawson, Antonio Tarver and Zab Judah.  Lawson served 20 years with the Waterbury police department.


Reels was appointed by the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming & Athletic Commission in 2009 to oversee boxing and MMA at Foxwoods.  Known for his caring about the health and safety of boxers, Reels followed CBHOF inductee Peter Timothy.  Reels has received countless awards and honors for his humanitarian work and commitment to human values, interests and concerns.


Tickets for the CBHOF 12th annual Gala Induction Dinner, reasonably priced at $90.00, will soon go on sale and be available to purchase by calling Kim Baker at Mohegan Sun (1.860.862.7377) or Sherman Cain at the Manchester Journal Inquirer (1.800.237.3606 X321). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET, cocktails from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET (cash bar), followed by a full sit-down dinner.


Go online to for additional information about the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, its 12th annual Gala Inductee Dinner, event sponsorship opportunities, or past CBHOF inductees.
ABOUT CBHOF:  The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 to honor and celebrate the careers of outstanding individuals involved in the sport of boxing. Its inaugural Induction Ceremony & Dinner was held in 2005. Connecticut’s rich boxing history could never have flourished if it weren’t for the achievements of those enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
As a non-profit organization, the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame is deeply committed to keeping the fighting spirit of Connecticut thriving through various charitable contributions.

Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS,, 978.590.0470, @fightpublicist