LOMACHENKO AND WALTERS GIVE COMMENTS ON NOVEMBER MATCHUP

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Boxing Day comes to Las Vegas one month early with a blockbuster fight between two of the hardest hitters in the sport. Two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title against undefeated former world featherweight champion NICHOLAS “Axe Man” WALTERS. Lomachenko vs. Walters will take place Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Promoted by Top Rank®, ticket information for the Lomachenko-Walters world championship event, including room/ticket packages, will be announced shortly.

 

“Boxing fans will be able to spend their Thanksgiving holiday weekend feasting on the year’s most anticipated showdown,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “Forget their weight class. With more than 3/4 of their victories coming by way of knockout, they punch and win like heavyweights! We know how the fight is going to end. The question is, which fighter will end it.”

 

“I want to thank HBO and Bob Arum for giving me this opportunity to test myself in the fight with the best. Walters you are next on my list.” said Lomachenko.

 

“I am very happy and excited about this upcoming bout between Lomachenko and Walters,” said Egis Klimas, Lomachenko’s manager. “Ones again Vasily proved he wants to fight the very best fighters in his weight division and I want everyone to understand when he says so, he means it. Thank you to our promoter Top Rank and HBO network for putting this fight together.”

 

“Any fighter can be knocked out no matter who he is,” said Walters. “I like fighting the best and I like fighting against great technical fighter like Lomachenko. Look at what happened when I fought a great technical fighter like Nonito Donaire. Lomachenko is great, he knows what he is doing in the ring. But I always look for a knockout against whomever I fight. If I can do it quick, I will. This is the best fight out there in boxing today. It will be the Fight of the Year.”

 

“On November 26, live on HBO, Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters will step up to deliver for the fans the fight they’ve been demanding to determine another of boxing’s top pound for pound stars,” said Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. “We are proud to feature this junior lightweight title showdown on our flagship World Championship Boxing series.”

 

The greatest amateur boxer of his era and arguably of all time, two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs), of Odessa, became a two-division world champion just as he did with his first professional world title, he won world title No. 2 in a record least amount of fights — SEVEN! In his last fight, on June 11, he annihilated defending three-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez via a cringe-worthy knockout punch in the fifth round . Lomachenko captured his first world title — the vacant WBO featherweight title — on June 21, 2014, winning a scintillating majority decision over the previously unbeaten Gary Russell Jr. It was Lomachenko’s third professional bout, tying him with Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin for fewest fights to win a world title. Muangsurin won a junior welterweight title in 1975, also in his third professional fight. Russell, a former U.S. Olympian and current World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight world champion, was totally blitzed by Lomachenko, battered around the ring throughout the fight. From the outset of his professional career, Lomachenko made it known that he was ready for the best in his division. He made his professional debut in 2013 knocking out the WBO’s No. 7-rated featherweight contender Jose Luis Ramirez (24-2-2, 15 KOs) in the fourth round of a bout that was scheduled for 10.

 

Less than five months later, on March 1, 2014, in his second professional bout, he challenged WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido, losing a split decision to the heavier defending champion whose title had been stripped because he could not make the weight limit. Lomachenko successfully defended the featherweight title three times, winning a 12-round unanimous decision on November 23, 2014, against No. 1 contender Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (51-1, 33 KOs), a ninth-round knockout of Gamalier Rodriguez (25-2-3, 17 KOs) on the undercard of the May 2, 2015 Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao extravaganza and a 10th-round knockout of Top-10 contender Romulo Koasicha (24-4, 14 KOs), on November 7, 2015 . Lomachenko first gained international renown by winning gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games as a featherweight and a lightweight, respectively.

 

Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs), from Montego Bay, Jamaica, has won 11 of his last 14 fights by stoppage. He captured the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title on December 12, 2012, knocking out Daulis Presscott (26-1, 19 KOs) in the seventh round. He successfully defended the title three times during his three year reign — all by knockout — stopping Alberto Garza, former two-division world champion Vic Darchinyan and 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division world champion Nonito Donaire in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds, respectively. A former amateur standout who collected gold medals at the 2007 Pan American Games Qualifier III and the 2005 and 2007 Caribbean Championships, Walters is known for his expert boxing skills and movement and two-fisted punching power that are at a caliber of a much higher weight class.

 

On June 13, 2015, at Madison Square Garden, Walters was forced to vacate the title when he failed to make the weight limit by one pound. However, he emerged victorious, winning a unanimous decision over the previously undefeated Top-10 contender Miguel Marriaga. In his last fight, on December 19, 2015, Walters moved up to the junior lightweight division and took on once-defeated Top-10 contender Jason Sosa, who entered the fight riding a four-year, 17-bout unbeaten streak, which included 13 consecutive knockout victories. Walters and Sosa fought to a controversial majority draw in a bout where media and fans alike had Walters winning by a wide margin.

 

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PETR “ZAR” PETROV, MICHAEL “THE ARTIST” PEREZ, ALEXIS ROCHA, JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO AND GENARO “EL CONDE” GAMEZ HOST LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES & PHOTOS

PETROV AND PEREZ TO HEADLINE FOR WBA LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CA

PETROV AND PEREZ TO HEADLINE FOR WBA LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2016) – NABA Lightweight champion Petr “Zar”Petrov (37-4-2, 18 KO’s) of Ryazan, Russia and WBA Number 3 rated Lightweight contender, Michael “The Artist” Perez (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. hosted a media workout in Los Angeles today, ahead of their battle for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. Also in attendance were televised fighters Alexis Rocha (4-0, 3 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. and co-main event, Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (2-0, 2 KOs) of San Diego. East Los Angeles’ Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (6-0, 5 KOs) who is scheduled for a six-round super lightweight fight against Larry Carrillo (5-1, 2 KOs) of Houston, Texas was also onsite.

Below is what the fighters had to say at today’s media work out:

PETR “ZAR” PETROV, NABA Lighweight Champion:

“This is one of the best camps I’ve had in my career. I started with part of my training camp in Madrid with my brother Vlad and out here the last two months with my trainer Danny Zamora and my strength trainer Jerry Arios helping me prepare for this fight.

“I’ve been feeling very strong. It’s been easy for me to make my weight, and my body has been good at this weight class.”

MICHAEL “THE ARTIST” PEREZ, WBA Number 3 Rated Lightweight Contender:

“I’ve been training with Robert Garcia for two and a half years now, and I’ve seen the results. Under his guidance, I have been able to win the NABO Lightweight Title, and now we get to work hard for the WBA title eliminator.

“This is a huge fight, and both my opponent and I are going in heavy, I’ve got to win– and my training with Garcias is a reflection of that. I’m stronger and more confident, now more than ever.”

GENARO GAMEZ, Super Featherweight Prospect:

“I started my career sparring my brothers and cousins since I was seven years old. Boxing is a brutal sport, not including the physical stuff going on in the ring–but the diet, the discipline, and the mental game you always have to play. I know I have talent, and boxing just comes naturally to me.

“Every boxer will tell you that they want to win, that they want the world title, and that they want to leave a legacy behind them–and so do I. The only difference between them and me is that I have an amazing team behind me, that is empowering me and helping me utilize my skills to get the win. Being the co-main event this upcoming September 30th at Fantasy is a testament to the hard work we have put in.”

ALEXIS ROCHA,Welterweight Proespect;

“It’s been a ride this past year — I’ve been a pro for little less than a year, and I am so excited for the progress I have seen. I have been blessed to be able to be surrounded by such great talent, and it’s been a great experience so far.

“This training camp I’ve been working on my jab, combinations, and being able to work the body. It doesn’t matter who I am scheduled to fight, I have to be ready regardless. Ronny has been a great older brother and mentor for me. He pushes me to be confident, and not get a big head while still being aggressive in the ring. I never imagined myself to be where I am now!”

JONATHAN “THUNDER” NAVARRO, Super Lightweight Prospect:

“I am ready for whatever opponent is placed for me in the ring. I’ve been sparring with the best including Michael Perez, Alexis Rocha, Mikey Perez, and other athletes that have pushed me to improve — there is always something new to learn in the gym.

“I know my opponent has a strong left hand, and I personally have been working on my movement with my head and my hips, as well as being light on my feet while still playing pressure on my opponent.”

Petr Petrov vs. Michael Perez is a 12-round fight for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Banner Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD.” The Boxeo Estelar broadcast will air live on Estrella TV at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The card will also stream live on EstrellaTV.com and on YouTube via LBI Media, Inc.’s Fenomeno Studios. The Ring TV live stream will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. PT through 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are still available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com. All floor seats are now sold out.

For more information visit http://www.goldenboypromotions.com, http://www.estrellatv.com, follow on twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @EstrellaTV, and become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, http://www.facebook.com/EstrellaTVNetwork, visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing and @EstrellaTV; and follow the conversation using #BoxeoEstelar.

Mykal Fox headlines against Juan Rodriguez on Saturday, November 5th at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland

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Fort Washington, Maryland (September 27, 2016)–Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Mykal “The Professor” Fox will take on Juan Rodriguez in an eight-round bout that will headline nine-bout on Saturday, November 5th at the

Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland.

The card is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Fox of Forestville, Maryland has a record of 11-0 with three knockouts and this will be his fourth bout of 2016.

The 20 year-old Fox turned professional in 2014 and has been kept busy as this will be his 12th contest in 29 months.

In his last bout, Fox stopped Somner Martin in three rounds on August 19th in Washington, DC.

Rodriguez of Haymarket, Virginia has a record of 6-5-1 with five wins coming via stoppage.
The 26 year-old Rodriguez is an eight year professional and he won his first four fights.  He has a fifth round stoppage win over previously undefeated Nathaniel Rivas (5-0).

Fox will be Rodriguez’ fourth undefeated opponent.  Rodriguez is coming off a six-round unanimous decision defeat to Anthony Young (11-2) on April 29th in Atlantic City.

In a six-round bouts:
Cruiserweight Luther Smith (5-1, 4 KO’s ) of Bowie, Maryland,  super Bantamweight Jordan White (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Washington, DC & junior welterweight Kent Cruz (11-0, 6 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO will take on an opponents to be named.

Appearing in four-round bouts will be junior welterweight Christopher Warden (2-0, 2 KO’sO of Lusby, Md; middleweight Patrick Rivera (1-0, 1 KO) of Edgewood, Maryland; super bantamweight Marcus Bates (4-0-1, 4 KO’s) of Washington, DC; junior middleweight Justin Hurd of Accokeek, Maryland will make his pro debut.

Greg Outlaw of Bowie, Maryland will make his pro debut against Lamont White (0-4) of Washington, DC in a junior welterweight bout.

Tickets are now on sale for $75, $60 & $40 by calling 301-899-2430 or by logging onto www.kpboxing.com
For more information, Contact:
Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com  & www.abramsboxing.com

OWEN JOBBURN: “SERVING IN IRAQ WAS EASY COMPARED TO BOXING”

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War veteran Owen Jobburn insists serving his country in Iraq was nothing compared to his training camp for his professional boxing debut.

The former soldier spent five years in the army before leaving to pursue his boxing ambitions.

After resuming his amateur career and briefly joining the unlicensed ranks, Jobburn decided to give it a proper go in January and makes his professional bow on Hatton Boxing’s October 1 ‘The Beginning’ show at Stoke’s Fenton Manor.

“I boxed in the amateurs as a kid before moving to Spain with my parents at 15,” the Stoke native told uko-boxing.com.

“I struggled to get work over there because of the language barrier so I decided to join the army. Unfortunately, my regiment didn’t have a boxing team, though.

“When I came out of the army after five years and a 2008 tour of Iraq I started boxing amateur again but kept getting let down by fight cancellations. So I did some unlicensed stuff until I met Lindon Newbon, who suggested I move away from that and turn professional.”

Jobburn, who plans to compete at super-welterweight, added: “I’ve been training to turn pro since January and the difference is absolutely massive. It’s the hardest training I’ve ever done in my life – including the army. It’s ridiculous. I’m the fittest I’ve ever been.”

GH3 Promotions signs three undefeated prospects in bantamweight Stephon Young; lightweight Logan Yoon and super featherweight Antonio Williams

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Young to be in action this Friday night as he fights for WBA NABA title live on CBS Sports Network from Las Vegas
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Nutley, NJ (September 29, 2016)–GH3 Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of three top undefeated prospects to promotional contracts.

Bantamweight Stephon Young; Super Featherweight Antonio Williams and lightweight Logan Yoon join the GH3 Promotions stable and will be featured in events throughout the United States

Young of St. Louis, Missouri has a record of 14-0-3 with six knockouts.

The 28 year-old is a five year-pro and has two nationally televised draws with Antonio Nieves (12-0) and Nikolay Potapov (14-0).

Young will be back in action this Friday night when he takes on Juan Antonio Lopez for the WBA NABA title in a bout that will be shown live on CBS Sports Network.

Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has a record of 5-0 with four knockouts.

The 19 year-old was an accomplished amateur as he amassed six-national titles in a 169 fight amateur career.

Williams is known as a boxer-puncher, who is coming off a first round stoppage over Daniel Chavez on September 9th in Jalisco, Mexico.

Yoon was a major amateur sensation who competed in 90 amateur bouts and was a  8-time state champion in Hawaii, who captured The Jr. Olympic Bronze medal, Adidas National Champion, Title National Champion, Jr. National Golden Gloves Champion, and Ringside National Champion.

He is Korean and Puerto Rican, who calls Hawaii home.

Because of his amateur prowess, he was given a special dispensation to turn professional at the age of 17.  He did just that as he registered a first round stoppage over Leonardo Cervantes on September 9th in Jalisco, Mexico.

“These are three more key signings for us,” said GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki.

“Stephon has shown that he can compete with any of the top prospects in the bantamweight division.  We also now have two of the youngest and brightest prospects in the country in Williams and Yoon.  They are terrific talents and all three are managed by Henry Rivalta.  I have wanted to work and do business with Henry for a long time as we share the same vision on moving fighters, so I think these three guys will be impact fighters in the sport for many years to come.”

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’s O’Shaquie Foster & Logan Yoon, Jr. Lightweight Antonio Williams, Bantamweight’s Brent Venagas, LeRoy Davilla & Stephon Young to the GH3 Promotions stable.

For More information on GH3 Promotions, Contact:Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com or http://www.abramsboxing

FLOSPORTS TO LIVE STREAM JUERGEN BRAEHMER VS NATHAN CLEVERLY WBA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT ON FLOBOXING.TV

Live Coverage To Be Available Oct. 1 Exclusively To U.S. Boxing Fans

Starting At 12:45 p.m. ET

 

Austin, TX (Sept. 27, 2016) – FloSports today announced it has agreed to terms with MP & Silva, an international sports marketing agency, for the live media rights in the United States to the WBA Light Heavyweight title fight Oct. 1 between Juergen Braehmer (48-2) and Nathan Cleverly (29-3). The fight in Hamburg, Germany, will begin at 12:45 p.m. ET between Braehmer, the current title holder, and the former champion Cleverly. The event will stream on FloBoxing.tv.

“We are thrilled to cover this marquee matchup with so much at stake,” FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “FloBoxing is committed to featuring the best boxing content in the world, and title fights like these help us achieve that goal and grow the sport.”

The main event will be the seventh defense of Braehmer’s WBA regular light heavyweight world title. It is the first title opportunity for Cleverly since being defeated for the WBO title by Sergey Kovalev in August of 2013. The promotion is presented by Team Sauerland.

“We are delighted to partner with FloSports to digitally broadcast Team Sauerland boxing events in the United States,” Frank Uddo, President, North America, MP & Silva said. “This is a great partnership benefitting all parties involved, especially the American boxing fan. Team Sauerland entrusted MP & Silva, a leading international media rights company, to increase the distribution and reach of its boxing brand worldwide, and we believe FloBoxing is the perfect, focused platform to promote their content to a truly dedicated boxing fan-base.”

The German-born Braehmer has won 17 consecutive fights since his last loss in 2008, while British-born Cleverly is coming off a “fight of the year” performance in a narrow defeat to Andrzej Fonfara in October 2015. The two fighters were originally scheduled to meet in 2011, but Braehmer was forced to withdraw after suffering a cut in sparring.

A win for either fighter would put them in the conversation for potential unification fights with either WBC champion Adonis Stevenson or the winner of November’s Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev matchup.

Live coverage of the Braehmer vs. Cleverly fight will follow the undercard fight between WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight champion Enrico Koelling (21-1) and contender Ryno Liebenberg (17-3).

After the conclusion of the card in Germany, FloBoxing will be live streaming an eight-fight card from Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn., that is headlined by a fight between two of America’s top cruiserweights in Atlanta’s Brian Howard (11-1) and Minneapolis’ Phil Williams (15-8-2).

On Oct. 14, FloBoxing will live stream the WBO International Cruiserweight title fight between Noel Gevor (21-0) and Mirko Larghetti (24-2).

For more information, visit FloBoxing.tv.

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Michael Spinks & Fitz Vanderpool Honored at recent 26th annual Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet & Awards Night

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (September 25, 2016) — A capacity crowd packed The Diplomat Party House to honor Michael “Jinx” Spinks and Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool at the recent 26th annual Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame (RBHOF) Banquet & Awards Night.

 

Spinks (31-1, 21 KOs) received the prestigious Integrity Award, while Vanderpool (26-8-4, 13 KOs) was presented the coveted Courage Award.

 

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (September 25, 2016) — A capacity crowd packed The Diplomat Party House to honor Michael “Jinx” Spinks and Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool at the recent 26th annual Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame (RBHOF) Banquet & Awards Night.

 

Spinks (31-1, 21 KOs) received the prestigious Integrity Award, while Vanderpool (26-8-4, 13 KOs) was presented the coveted Courage Award.

 

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(L-R) – Michael Spinks, Steve Smoger and Fitz Vanderpool

 

Rochester’s Johnny McCoy (Clarence Millard) was inducted into the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame.  McCoy (77-30-14, 21 KOs), who passed away in 1978 at the age of 81, was one of the top flyweights in the world between 1916 and 1932. He was recognized as world champion by the state of California following a tournament to determine the winner of the vacant world title relinquished by Fidel LaBarba.

 

“This was another memorable banquet for the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame,” RBHOF treasurer/spokesperson Gino Arilotta said. “Everyone enjoyed the evening.  We posthumously inducted Johnny McCoy and honored are award winners, Michael Spinks and Fitz Vanderpool.  Hall of Famer referee Steve Smoger gave a wonderful speech. Each of these great men were so pleasant and they gladly signed hundreds of autographs and posed for so many pictures. These three humble men have my sincere respect.

 

“On Saturday, September 17th, we took the boxers along with Steve Smoger to a local radio station where they were interviewed on air. We also took them to one of Rochester’s super gyms, where Willie Monroe, Jr. trains.  We showed them many important sites within the city. I also presented a city high school graduate, the Carmen Basilio Scholarship Award, which is awarded annually.

 

An International Boxing Hall of Famer (IBHOF), Spinks was the most dominant light heavyweight champion of his era, capturing the World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) world titles, in addition to being a 1976 Olympic gold medalist.

 

Vanderpool is a former World Boxing Federation (WBF), WBC FECARBOX and Canadian welterweight champion.  He took on all comers including Rochester’s only world champion, Charles “The Natural” Murray and world champion Fernando Vargas.  Today, Vanderpool is a trainer in Canada who also gives countless hours of time and energy in Kitchener as a community volunteer.

 

Special guests in attendance included Murray (44-9, 26 KOs), a former IBF light welterweight champion, world-rated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs), Rochester lightweight prospect Lavisas “Red” Williams (8-1-1, 3 KOs), Josie Basilio (widow of Hall of Famer Carmen Basilio), distinguished boxing writer Dan Cucco and Smoger, the International referee extraordinaire.

 

RBHOF holds monthly meetings, plus an annual picnic and Christmas party, in addition to supporting local gyms.

 

For more information about RBHOF go on Facebook to:  https://www.facebook.com/ROCHESTER-BOXING-HALL-of-FAME-546738288767593/

 

CONTACT:

Bob Trieger, Full Court PRESS, 978.590.0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist

Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas Earns Fourth Round Stoppage Over Previously Unbeaten Bryant Perrella on PBC TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes

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Ryan Karl Stops Jose Quezada in Four Rounds to Win Battle of

Unbeaten Super Lightweight Prospects

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Phoenix’s Cesar Alan Valenzuela Defeats Dennis Galarza in

Super Featherweight Brawl

 

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SANTA FE, NM (September 27, 2016) – Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) defeated his second straight unbeaten welterweight Tuesday night as he stopped Bryant Perrella (14-1, 13 KOs) in the fourth round on Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportesin the main event from Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Ugas defeated previously unbeaten Jamal James in August and dedicated this fight to his friend and fellow Cuban, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who tragically passed away Sunday morning in Miami. Ugas was spectacular from the outset as his first overhand right of the night connected with Perrella and sent him to the canvas.

 

“The right hand was there early and all night long,” said Ugas. “I was able to land it from the beginning. Then I went to the body. Before I left my corner to start the fight, I said a prayer for Jose, and for sure that was my motivation. I felt his spirit throughout the fight.”

 

The taller Perrella attempted to control the fight with his jab and looked to land big left hands from the southpaw stance. Ugas was patient throughout the fight and kept his defense tight, never allowing Perrella to break through.

 

At the end of the third round Ugas landed another big right hand that pushed Perrella into the ropes and forced him into survival mode until the round ended. Perrella tried to get his attack going in the fourth round but Ugas was patiently waiting to deliver powerful counters with the right hand.

 

Another punishing right hand in the middle of the round sent Perrella hard to the mat and clearly dazed when he rose to his feet. Ugas sensed his moment and attacked Perrella, eventually stalking him into the corner. A final flurry from Ugas forced referee Rocky Burke to halt the bout 2:20 into the round.

 

“This shows that I’ve put all my losses behind me,” said Ugas. “It doesn’t matter who I fight next. I’m ready for anyone in the division.”

 

The co-main event saw Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (13-0, 9 KOs) earn a stoppage victory over Jose Quezada (11-1, 6 KOs) after four rounds of action in the super lightweight showdown. The fight was stopped by the ringside doctor after the end of the fourth round.

 

Karl established his power advantage early on as the two fighters went toe-to-toe but it was Karl who knocked Quezada to the canvas with a stunning right uppercut and a straight right hand that sent his opponent tumbling to the canvas.

 

Quezada looked to box against Karl and had his best moments in the third round when he began to land his left hook and throw more combinations. Despite taking a few good shots, Karl came out determined in round four and began landing his right hand at will.

 

The last minute of the round saw the Houston-based fighter landed a series of right hands that eventually began to swell the left eye of Quezada and sent him to the floor for the second time in the fight as the round ended. Quezada was able to get to his feet and return to his corner, but the ringside doctor had seen enough and called a halt to the bout.

 

The opening televised bout saw Phoenix’s Cesar Alan Valenzuela (13-4-1, 4 KOs) earn a split decision over previously once-beaten Dennis Galarza (13-2, 8 KOs) in their eight round super featherweight attraction.

 

From the opening bell both men were determined to establish their offense and they both had bright moments in the round. Galarza landed several right hands early but as the fight wore on, Valenzuela got into his offense and was able to keep Galarza going backwards.

 

Valenzuela also appeared to be the fresher fighter in the later rounds and he ended the bout with a 398-345 advantage in punches thrown and 136-93 in punches landed.

 

Valenzuela’s strongest round came in the final frame when he stunned Galarza with just over a minute left in the round, forcing his opponent to hold on to survive the eight-rounder. The final judges scores were 77-75 for Galarza and 77-75 twice for Valenzuela.

 

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PBC on FS1 was promoted by Warriors Boxing and Holmes Boxing.

 

For more information visit www.premierboxingchampions.com http://www.foxsports.com/presspass/homepage and www.foxdeportes.com.

Follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @WarriorsBoxingProm, @FS1, @FoxDeportes and @Swanson_Comm and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampions, www.facebook.com/foxdeportes Highlights available atwww.youtube.com/premierboxingchampions. PBC on FS1 & FOX Deportes is sponsored by Corona Extra, La Cerveza Mas Fina.

David Gonzales takes on Samuel Teah on Friday, November 11 at Harrahs Philadelphia

 

David Gonzales takes on Samuel Teah on Friday, November 11 at Harrahs Philadelphia

Kyrone Davis battles Chris Fitzpatrick Seeing action will be undefeated Tyrone Crawley Jr., Amir Shabazz on 11-bout card

 

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David Gonzales

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

Chester, PA (September 28, 2016)–Philadelphia based junior welterweight’s David Gonzales and Samuel Teah will square off in an eight-round bout that will headline an eleven-bout card on Friday, November 11th at Harrahs Philadelphia.

 

The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.

 

The 26 year-old Gonzales has a record of 8-0-2 with two knockouts and in his last bout he won a six-round majority decision over Carlos Velasquez on June 12th in Lakeland, Florida

 

Teah has a record of 8-1-1 with two knockouts.  He won his first four bouts.  The 29 year-old, who was born in Liberia holds a win over previously undefeated O’Shaquie Foster (8-0) in a bout that was nationally televised on ShoBox: The New Generation.  In his last bout, Teah won a four-round unanimous decision on Samuel Amoako on August 6th in Bristol, PA.

 

In the eight-round co-feature, Kyrone Davis will fight Chris Fitzpatrick in a middleweight bout.

 

Davis of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 10-1 with four knockouts.

The 21 year-old Davis won his first ten bouts, which was highlighted by a six-round unanimous decision over (now WBA number-five contender) Andrew Hernandez (10-2).  The two year-pro will look to get back in the win column after dropping an eight-round unanimous decision to Junior Castillo (9-0) on April 19th in Bethlehem, PA.

 

Fitzpatrick of Cleveland, Ohio has a record of 15-5 with six knockouts.  The 29 year-old is an eight-year professional who has a won his first fourteen bouts, which included a win over Scott Sigmon (16-2).  Fitzpatrick has also been in the ring with current WBA Middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs.  In his last bout, Fitzpatrick was stopped in three round to world-ranked undefeated contender Rob Brant on August 5th in Temecula, California.

 

In six-round bouts:

 

Carlos Rosario ((5-1, 3 KO’s) of Pennsauken, NJ will fight Jerome Conquest (6-2,1 KO) of Philadelphia in a lightweight bout.

 

Tyrone Crawley Jr. (6-0) of Philadelphia battles Victor Vasquez (6-2, 2 KO’sO of Yonkers, NY in a super lightweight bout.

 

Amir Shabazz (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia squares off with Gabriel Pham (6-1, 2 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ in a light heavyweight bout.

 

Nicholas Hernandez (5-1, 1 KO) of Lebanon, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (5-7-2, 2 KO’s) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a middleweight bout.

 

In four-round bouts: Hafiz Montgomery (2-1, 1 KO) of Toms River, BJ battles Julian Poole (1-1, 1 KO) of Wisconsin in a cruiserweight bout.

 

Wesley Triplett (4-1, 2 KO’s) of Youngstown, OH will battle Randy Easton (3-9-2, 3 KO;s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight tussle.

 

Luis Aponte of Reading, PA will make his pro debut against Darryl Bunting (2-1-2, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, Nj in a super middleweight fight.

 

Roberto Irizarry (3-1-1) of Cherry Hill, NJ will take on Jules Blackwell (8-6-2, 3 KO’s) of Phoenixville, PA in a featherweight affair.

 

Lamont McLaughlin & Waleem Felder will square off in a battle of debuting cruiserweights from Philadelphia. Tickets are $100 (VIP), $75 and $50 and can be purchased by clicking:   http://www.harrahsboxing.eventbrite.com/

 

For more information, Contact:

 

Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com  & www.abramsboxing.com

KNOCKOUT AT THE D WEIGHT ALERT!

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(all times Pacific zone)

 

WHAT:  Official “Knockout Night at the D” weigh in – Open to Public

 

WHEN:  Thursday, September 29, 2016 – on scale at 5 p.m.

 

WHERE:  Fremont Street Experience, 3rd Street Stage, Downtown Las Vegas

 

WHY:  Official weigh in for Friday night’s “Knockout Night at the D” professional boxing event at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC)

 

WHO:  All participating fighters

 

Hanzel “Rude Boy” Martinez (23-2, 19 KOs), Tijuana, Mexico

Erik Ruiz (15-5-1, 6 KOs). Oxnard, CA

Tony Lopez, Jr. (11-1, 4 KOs), Dallas, TX

Stephon “Showstopper” Young (14-0-3 (6 KOs), St. Louis, MO

John “The Phenom” Vera (14-0, 9 KOs), Ft. Worth, TX

Milorad “Micko” Zizic (12-1, 6 KOs), Las Vegas, NV

Jeremy “J-Flash” Nichols (6-0, 2 KOs), Las Vegas, NV

Marquis Hawthorn (4-4, 1 KO), Waco, TX

Max “Baby Face” Ornelas (4-0, 2 KOs), Las Vegas, NV

Mulapi “The African Mexican” Enjani (2-2-2, 1 KO), San Diego, CA

Sal Lopez (3-0, 0 KOs), Las Vegas, NV

Kenneth Taylor (2-0, 2 KOs), Tyler, TX

Randy Moreno (4-0, 3 KOs), Las Vegas, NV

Fabian Alaniz (1-0, 0 KOs), Laredo, TX

 

TICKETS: Tickets, priced at $99.99 VIP ringside, $49.99 ringside, $24.99 and $14.99 general admission (seated), are on sale at www.Ticketmaster.com or www.DLVEC.com.  Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.

 

OTHER: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the opening bout scheduled at 6:30 p.m. PT.

 

TELEVISION:  Airing (11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT) live on CBS Sports Network.

 

The “Knockout Night at the D” series was developed in partnership with DLVEC and Neon Star Media.

 

INFORMATION:

 

Websites: www.dlvec.com, www.thed.com, www.royjonesjrboxing.com, www.knockoutnightboxing.com

 

Twitter: @thedlasvegas, @dlvEventsCenter, @DerekJStevens, @BoxingatheDLV, @RoyJonesJrBoxing

 

Instagram: @dlvec, @thedlasvegas, @RoyJonesJrBoxing

 

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/dlvec, www.Facebook.com/thedlasvegas

 

CONTACT:

Bob Trieger, “Knockout Night at the D”, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, 978.590.0470, @fightpublicist

MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS: Super Lightweight Ashley Theophane Returns to the Ring Saturday, October 8th at Sam’s Town Live, in Las Vegas

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Mayweather Promotions presents the first monthly installment of their Sin City Showdown series, featuring Ronald Gavril in the co-main event

 

PLUS! Undercard action featuring 

Mayweather Promotions rising stars!

Tickets on Sale NOW

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 26, 2016) – Former title challenger Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (39-7-1, 11 KO’s) looks to redeem himself after a tough loss back in April as he headlines the main event of Mayweather Promotions Sin City Showdown, Saturday, October 8th from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas.

 

“I have been in the gym training harder than ever and mentally preparing after coming up short against Adrien Broner earlier this year,” said Theophane. “I’m excited to get back in the ring on October 8 and be the first to headline the monthly fight series at Sam’s Town that Mayweather Promotions has put together. I will not disappoint. This is for my fans right here in Las Vegas to witness live, and my supporters worldwide. You can expect a great performance come fight night!”

 

The co-main will feature a battle for the NABF Super Middleweight Title featuring Mayweather Promotions’ own Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril (16-1, 12 KO’s). Also featured on October 8 are Mayweather Promotions’ rising stars including undefeated super lightweight Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov (5-0-1, 3 KO’s), Ladarius “Memphis” Miller (11-1, 2 KO’s), who comes off of a win on Sept. 16th, and new members to the stable, Josue Vargas (6-0, 4 KO’s), Xavier Martinez (6-0, 4 KO’s), and Daniel Gonzalez (12-0, 5 KO’s) all in separate bouts!

 

“It feels good to be back at Sam’s Town. I like fighting in front of a full house and having an intimate feel. You don’t always get that on the big shows when you have to go so early in the day before fans arrive,” said Gavril.

 

“Last time I fought at this venue I was successful in beating my opponent and I got my fifth consecutive win. I feel confident that I am going to come out victorious again on October 8! I have been training hard and my only goal is to come home as the new NABF Super Middleweight champion. It is an honor to be the co-main on this card, and this is only the beginning of what I want to give back to my fans and the sport of boxing.”

 

A night full of great boxing will take place under the Mayweather Promotions banner in Las Vegas. These fights will introduce a monthly fight series that will take place each month right here in Las Vegas at Sam’s Town Live. Tickets start at $15 and are available online at: www.samstownlv.com/entertain and on www.mayweatherpromotions.com.

 

Follow on Twitter @AshleyTheophane, @RonaldGavril, @MayweatherPromo, and @SamsTownLV, become a fan on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions

Press Release – Illness Postpones Austin Bryant’s Las Vegas Debut

Wilson, NC (September 27) – Undefeated, rising cruiserweight, superstar and boxing phenom, Austin Bryant‘s Las Vegas debut has been postponed because of illness.

 

Bryant 2-0 (2 KO’s) was scheduled to be in the ring for the first time since his July 23 stoppage of previously unbeaten Zed Mitchell 8-1 (8 KO’s).

 

However, according to Team Bryant’s spokesperson, Bryant came down with flu like symptoms and ultimately what they thought was pneumonia.  “Over the past 10-12 days, he made multiple trips to the emergency room and urgent care, where he was prescribed antibiotics and steroids to relieve the illness.  Unfortunately, he was unable to eat, and his breathing was very labored.”

 

Bryant’s mom finally took him to their family doctor Jonathon G. Dewald, MD, who diagnosed Bryant with inflammation and an acute respiratory infection that will likely keep him sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.

 

Bryant, who is 19 years old, is a first class athlete with a championship drive, so he should bounce back and return to the ring better than ever.

Erik Ruiz replaces Emmanuel Quartey vs Hanzel Martinez in Friday Night’s “Knockout Night at the D” main event

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LIMITED TICKETS STILL ON SALE

 

LAS VEGAS (September 27, 2016) – Veteran super bantamweight Erik Ruiz has replaced Ghanaian boxer Emmanuel Quartey, who was unable to secure a visa to enter the United States, in this Friday night’s 10-round main event versus Hanzel “Rude Boy” Martinez, headlining a strong “Knockout Night at the D” card, for the vacant World Boxing Association International super bantamweight title.

 

Airing live (11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network and internationally via ESPN (digital delay check local listings), “Knockout Night at the D” will be held outdoors under the neon lights at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

 

The “Knockout Night at the D” series, presented by the D Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions.

 

Hall of Fame announcers Jim “J.R.” Ross and Al Bernstein will call all of the action from ringside with Sean Wheelock handling fighter interviews on CBS Sports Network and in English for ESPN internationally.

 

Martinez (23-2, 19 KOs), a former WBC United States bantamweight champion, fights out of Tijuana, Mexico.  Ruiz (15-5-1, 6 KOs) is coming off an impressive 10-round draw with 30-1 Horacio Garcia this past May in as Vegas.  He has a notable win over previously unbeaten (11-0-2) Roy Tapia also extended top prospects such as Jessie Magdaleno, Alexis Santiago and Manuel Avila the distance.

 

“We knew there were some issues with Quartey’s visa situation,” promoter Keith Veltre said, “so we had Erik Ruiz on hold. It’s unfortunate but things like this happen in boxing and we’re fortunate to have such a quality opponent like Erik as a late replacement.  In fact, he’s fought much tougher opponents than Quartey. Hanzel has 18 knockouts in his 23 wins, but Ruiz has never been stopped as a professional.  We’re confident that the main event will be equally competitive and that fans will enjoy another great night of ‘Knockout Night at the D” boxing.”

 

In the 10-round co-feature event, Tony Lopez, Jr. (11-1, 4 KOs) takes on Stephon “Showstopper” Young (14-0-3, 6 KOs) for the vacant WBA North American Boxing Association (NABA) bantamweight title.

 

In the third title fight of the night, undefeated WBA-NABA USA super welterweight champion John “The Phenom” Vera (14-0, 9 KOs) makes his second title defense against Milorad “Micko” Zizic (12-1, 6 KOs) in an 8-round bout opening the televised segment of the card.

 

Also fighting on the undercard in 4-round bouts are Las Vegas  welterweight Jeremy “J-Flash” Nichols (5-0, 2 KOs) vs. Marquis Hawthorn (4-4, 1 KO), Las Vegas’ 18-year-old bantamweight Max “Baby Face” Ornelas (4-0, 2 KOs) vs. Mulapi “The African Mexican” Enjani (2-2-2, 1 KO), Las Vegas junior lightweight Sal Lopez (3-0) vs. Kenneth Taylor (2-0, 2 KOs), and Las Vegas junior lightweight Randy Moreno (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Fabian Alaniz (1-0, 0 KOs).

 

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

 

Tickets, priced at $99.99 VIP ringside, $49.99 ringside, $24.99 and $14.99 general admission (seated), are on sale at www.Ticketmaster.com or www.DLVEC.com.  Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the opening bout scheduled at 6:00 p.m. PT.

 

The “Knockout Night at the D” series was developed in partnership with the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and Neon Star Media.

 

This “Knockout Night at the D” event licensed to ESPN will be available to watch in 61 additional countries and territories in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico & Brazil) Caribbean, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands), United Kingdom, Canada and India

 

INFORMATION:

 

Websites: www.dlvec.com, www.thed.com, www.royjonesjrboxing.com, www.knockoutnightboxing.com

 

Twitter: @thedlasvegas, @dlvEventsCenter, @DerekJStevens, @BoxingatheDLV, @RoyJonesJrBoxing

 

Follow these fighters on Twitter: @teamtonylopez, @hanzel2111, @stephonyoung, @johnverajr, @mickozizic, @jflashgang, @_RandyMoreno

 

Instagram: @dlvec, @thedlasvegas, @RoyJonesJrBoxing

 

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/dlvec, www.Facebook.com/thedlasvegas

 

About the D Las Vegas: the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The new casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar.  the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center: Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue is also the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @

dlveventscenter.

 

About Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions:  Co-founded in 2013 by 10-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Keith Veltre, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is on its way to reinventing boxing.  Based in Las Vegas, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions is climbing to the top at a fast pace, adding young talent to its growing stable such as undefeated super welterweight John Vera and former 3-time world super bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko, along with Tony Lopez and Hanzel Martinez, lightweight Demond Brock, super featherweight Randy Moreno, cruiserweight Irsael Duffus, bantamweight Max Ornelas, super lightweight Emanuel Robles, middleweight Rolando Garza and light heavyweight Adrian Taylor.

 

About Neon Star Media LLC:  Neon Star Media is a marketing and content company that creates highly effective brand-integration experiences for our clients, executed through a unique “story-telling” approach that empowers client’s product messaging to soar while delivering results.  At Neon Star Media, we maximize client media spends by leveraging our relationships with various sporting events, cable channels, digital platforms and other social media outlets.  We work with our clients to engage, endorse and advance their message with audiences on all platforms 24/7.  Visit us on Twitter @Neonstarmedia or Facebook www.facebook.com/Neon-Star-Media-378687919005532/

 

For More Information:

“Knockout Night at the D”: Bob Trieger, (978) 590-0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist

 

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and the D Las Vegas:  Kara Rutkin / Alaina Curry, Kirvin Doak Communications, (702) 737-3100, krutkin@kirvindoak.com / acurry@kirvindoak.com

 

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions: Lisa Veltre, (702) 522-1636, lisa@royjonesjrboxing.com