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Check out the prediction for the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) and IBF World cruiserweight title fight.


The WBSS quarterfinal fight has champion Murat Gassiev (24-0, 17 KOs) defending against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (53-3-1, 37 KOs).


21/10/17 – Cruiserweight Quarterfinal:
Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (IBF World)
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA

27/10/17 – Super Middleweight Quarterfinal:
Juergen Braehmer vs. Rob Brant

Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany

Number of participants: 16
Number of belts: 7
Number of world champions: 6
Number of former world champions: 3
Number of undefeated fighters: 9
Combined Record of participants: 423 wins, 17 losses, 294 KOs 

Organized by Comosa AG, the World Boxing Super Series will kick off in September 2017, featuring the Cruiserweight and Super Middleweight divisions. In each weight class, eight elite boxers will battle it out in a bracket-style elimination tournament, with four quarter-finals (fall 2017), two semi-finals (early 2018) and one final (May 2018). This makes for seven top fights per weight class, and a total of 14 fights in Season One to be staged in premier venues around the globe. The winners of the World Boxing Super Series will rightfully receive The Greatest Prize in Boxing, the Muhammad Ali Trophy. Please visit our website for more information or follow @WBSuperSeries on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram.


The Prediction:


World Boxing Super Series Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos
WBSS Cruiserweight Quarter-final Headlines Action Saturday, October 21 from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. & on
Click HERE for Photos from Stephanie Trapp/Ringstar Sports

NEW YORK (October 19, 2017) – IBF Champion Murat Gassiev and former champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before they enter the ring this Saturday, October 21 in World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight quarter-final action from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. live on AUDIENCE Network.

Promoted by Ringstar Sports in association with World Boxing Super Series, tickets for the live event are on sale now and are available at Tickets are also available to purchase at the Prudential Center box office.

Also facing off Thursday and competing in featured bouts on October 21 were Polish contender Mateusz Masternak and once-beaten Stivens Bujaj, who meet in a WBSS cruiserweight reserve match and unbeaten Polish contender Maciej Sulecki and former title challenger Jack Culcay, who square-off in super welterweight action.

Here is what the fighters had to say Thursday from BB King’s Blues Club & Grill:


“I have a great opponent who is a very tough two-time champion. He is experienced and this will give me a great challenge on Saturday.

“I worked hard with Abel Sanchez all camp to put on a great performance on Saturday night. To be a champion and defend my belt is something I always dreamed of. I want to stay in this position for a long time.

“When we faced-off I looked inside his eyes and saw that he is very serious. He’s ready for a big fight and I will make sure this is a great fight on Saturday.

“This is someone who earned his chance to fight me. I will always challenge the best in the division no matter who they are.

“I don’t like to think ahead to a potential matchup with Yunier Dorticos. It would be a great fight but my focus is fully on Wlodarczyk.

“I feel great physically. This is an exciting tournament with four world champions. This is a great opportunity for all the fighters.

“I’m so thankful to be a part of this tournament. This is the best way to unify titles and show everyone that I am the best cruiserweight in the world.”



 “I have a great challenge in front of me on Saturday night. This is a young, tough opponent who earned his belt. I am going to have to be at my best and I feel I will be.

“What I can say is, we are going to find out who is better in the ring on Saturday. We’ll see who has what it takes to make the next round of this tournament.

“I have to be the smarter fighter in the ring. I think I can take advantage of my experience by staying smart and making the better adjustments.

“My training has been very good and I feel completely ready for Saturday night. I’m going to be ready for anything Gassiev throws at me. We will find out who the better man is.

“I hope everyone on this card gets through healthy and may the better man win. This is what boxing is all about.

“I’m very thankful for the chance to fight in this tournament and for a belt and I look forward to making the most of it.”


Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail & Michael Jr. 

Return to the Ring This Sat in Their Hometown


MACON, GA (October 19, 2017) – Boxing returns to Macon, Georgia this Saturday, October 21st at the Shrine Temple as the Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail, and Michael Jr, all guided by Witness Sports Management’s Greg Hannely and Jared Shaw, look to prove why they’re the future of boxing atop a stacked card in the heart of the south.


All three brothers who were born and raised in Macon, GA, are featured in four-round bouts as Maliek Montgomery (1-0, 1KO) will face veteran Calvin Smith (2-11), Mikhail Montgomery (1-0 1KO), who will be making his pro debut, will face Tony Jones, as Michael Montgomery Jr. will face Edwin Aceves (Pro debut).  As amateur boxers, the three brothers had an outstanding combined record of 419-44.  All three brothers are trained by their father, Michael Montgomery Sr.


“It is an honor to fight in Macon, Georgia, as we didn’t have many boxing cards growing up out here, and it is a great feeling to help bring a professional boxing match to my hometown,” said Maliek Montgomery. “This is a rare opportunity for my brothers and I show our hometown fans what we got, now that we are professional boxers.”


 “I am proud to fight in Georgia and it is Macon, that makes it even better,” Michael Montgomery Jr.

stated. “I am excited about this fight and wish it was fight night already. All I can tell you is get ready for a great performance as I’m looking to bring some heat when I step in the ring.”

“It is a great feeling to make my professional debut in my hometown and alongside my brothers and father,” Mikhail Montgomery said.  “We’ve all worked very hard for moments like this.  With this being my pro debut, I’m looking to shine.  This is going to be a fight you don’t want to miss.”


“My boys are ready to show our hometown fans that they are elite fighters,” said Michael Montgomery Sr. “No fighter out of Macon, Georgia has ever won a world title and my boys have a great chance to become the first to do so.  I’m expecting a lot of family and friends to be in attendance.  My sons are super excited to be fighting in Macon and everyone watching will know they are some rough boys, with some serious boxing skills.”


“The Montgomery brothers are special.” said Greg Hannely. “They have a fan friendly style that I know will resonate with their hometown fans.  In boxing, you want to see fighters that like to engage, and the Montgomery brothers are a perfect example of what action fighters should look like.  These boys can bang.”

“The time has come where all three brothers will be fighting on the same card,” said co-manager Jared Shaw. “The fact that this card is taking place in Macon, Georgia, is truly amazing.  As managers, you always want to build a solid fan base in the city where the fighter is from.  In this case, we got three bonified fighters, fighting in their hometown. Real fighters, fight, and Macon is going to be proud to call the Montgomery’s their own.”

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for seating. For tickets please contact (478)319-1502.

The event is promoted E Butts Jr Promotions, more information about the promotion can be found here (  First bell is at 7:30 PM.
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Mario Serrano
Publicist – Witness Sports Management
(408) 607-5756

October 19, 2017

Gabriel Rosado & Glen Tapia pose at the conclusion of their official weigh-in ahead of their 10-round clash from Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gabriel Rosado will Go Toe-to-Toe Against Glen Tapia from Park Theater at Monte Carlo Las Vegas on Thursday, October 19
Tickets Still Available!
Jesus Soto Karass poses at the conclusion of the press conference announcing his November 2 fight at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
Jesus Soto Karass to Clash with Juan Carlos Abreu in Main Event of November 2
Edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN from Casino del Sol in Tucson, Arizona
Tickets on Sale Now!

Jezreel Corrales trains ahead of his 12-round fight on Saturday, October 21 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
Jezreel Corrales Heads to New York to Defend WBA Super Featherweight Title Against Puerto Rican Contender 
Alberto Machado
Tickets on Sale Now!







Alberto Machado trains ahead of his 12-round fight on Saturday October 21 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

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for Photos of Corrales & Machado During Training Camp.



Frank De Alba takes on Ivan Najera on Tuesday, November 21st at

The Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Undefeated Mykal Fox takes on Marlon Aguas in co-feature bout

Ricardo Garcia fights Victor Vazquez

Plus undefeated Joseph Adorno, Juan Sanchez, Josephat Ortiz

Hector Bayanilla & Harold Lopez in action

Also the pro debut of Michael Polite-Coffie



Bethlehem, PA (October 13,  2017) – Local favorite Frank De Alba will take on battle-tested Ivan Najera in the ten-round super featherweight main event on Tuesday night, November 21st at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

The nine-bout card is promoted by King’s Promotions.

De Alba of Reading, Pa. has a record of 22-2 with nine knockouts.

The 30 year-old De Alba has is a six-year professional who has wins over Andrew Bentley (1-0), Jose Bustos (8-2-3), Bernardo Gomez Uribe (16-3), Kiun Evans (12-2-1), and in his last bout where he won a eight-round unanimous decision over Ryan Kielczewski (26-2) on April 4th at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.  De Alba has won five straight.

Najera of San Antonio, Texas has a record of 17-3 with eight knockouts.

The 24 year-old Najera is also a six year veteran, who has amassed wins over Pedro Martinez (2-0), Jerry Fuentes (2-0), Angel Hernandez (8-1), Stan Martyniouk (13-1), and his last bout when he won an eight-round majority decision over Francisco Valdez on March 25th in Guadalajara, Mexico

In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated Mykal Fox will battle Marlon Aguas in a welterweight bout.

Fox of Forestville, Maryland has a record of 14-0 with four knockouts.

The 21 year-old Fox continues to step up the competition, and he is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision over Damiel Sostre on June 3rd in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Aguas of Ecuador has a record of 9-1 with six knockouts, and is looking to get back in the win column after being stopped by undefeated Ivan Golub on March 25th in Miami, Oklahoma.

Also in an eight-round bout,  Victor Vasquez (8-3, 3 KOs) of Yonkers, NY will square off with undefeated Ricardo Garcia (14-0, 9 KO’s) of Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic in a lightweight fight..

An exciting undercard has been put together that will features some of the best prospects in the Lehigh Valley:

In four-round bouts:

Highly-touted prospect Joseph Adorno (4-0, 4 KOs) of Allentown, PA will take on an opponent to be named in a super featherweight bout.

Juan Sanchez (3-0, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA will take on pro debuting Derrick Pitts of Cincinnati, OH in a featherweight contest.

Josephat Ortiz (2-0, 1 KO) of Reading, PA will fight Bryan Perez (2-8-1, 1 KO) of Carolina, Puerto Rico in a featherweight bout.

Jose Elizondo (2-3-1) of San Antonio, Texas will fight Hector Bayanilla (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA in a super bantamweight affair.

Michael Polite-Coffie of Brooklyn, NY will make his pro debut against an opponent to be named in a heavyweight fight.

Harold Lopez (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will take on an opponent to be named in a bantamweight fight.

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


“Collegiate Fight Night”

Saturday, Nov. 11 in Winchester, MA

WINCHESTER, Mass. (October 18, 2017) – Studying will be replaced by punching on Saturday night (7 p.m. ET start), November 11, when the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA), in association with USA Boxing, presents “Collegiate Fight Night” at Maurer Auditorium (town hall on Mt. Vernon St.) in Winchester, Massachusetts.

An entertaining evening of 10 amateur bouts are scheduled as the Cadets of the United States Military Academy at West Point take on a New England all-star caliber team comprised of boxers from the Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT), University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, Trinity College and Harvard University.

“College boxing is not just a sport but also a high-impact leadership development activity,” NCBA president Eric Buller said. “Come out and support these young men and women who face the highest levels of rigor in the classroom and the boxing gym. They will ultimately be the future leaders of our companies, communities and our nation.  Each has worked hard to earn membership in the “Six-Minute Fraternity”.

Two West Points Cadets from Winchester, Luca LoConte Bota and Jack Ward, will headline the event in the homecoming.

Former professional world champions “Irish” Micky Ward (Lowell) and Jose Antonio “El Gallo” Rivera (Worcester) will be special guests at “Collegiate Fight Night”.

Seacoast Ticket Agency is the exclusive online ( and phone (1.800.382.5242) ordering ticket service for “Collegiate Fight Night”. Tickets plus ($2.50 service fee) are priced at $20.00 for general admission and limited $40.00 ringside reserved. Limited $500 VIP packages are also available and include four ringside reserved tickets, including a pre-event reception at Lucias Ristorante in Winchester (cash bar), company name recognition in the event program, post and pre-event Meet & Greet with special guest boxers at Lucias. Tickets may be available to purchase fight night at the door, however, this event is expected to sell-out in advance.


Twitter: @USABoxing

Instagram: @USABoxing

Facebook: /NCBA, /USABoxing

ABOUT NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BOXING ASSOCIATION (NCBA): The NCBA is the senior college boxing governing in the United States. The NCBA provides student athletes an opportunity to box at the recreational, intramural, and competitive levels.. Its philosophy and rules provide a safe and level playing field for both new and experienced athletes.

ABOUT USA BOXING: The mission of USA Boxing shall be to enable United States’ athletes and coaches to achieve sustained competitive excellence, develop character, support the sport of boxing, and promote and grow Olympic style boxing in the United States. The responsibility of USA Boxing is not only to produce Olympic gold, bit also oversee and every aspect of amateur boxing in the United States.


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

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Bobby Cassidy, Sr. & Jr. Ring 8’s October Guest Speakers

Thursday, Oct. 19 at Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, NY

NEW YORK (October 18, 2017) – New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Cassidy, Sr. and his son, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., will be the Ring 8 guest speakers at its next monthly meeting tomorrow night (Thursday night, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. ET start), at Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant (1132 Hempstead Turnpike) in Franklin Square, New York.

Cassidy, Sr. (59-16-3, 27 KOs) fought professionally between 1963 and1980, capturing the Irish-American and New York State light heavyweight titles. His most notable victory, perhaps, was a 10-rpound split decision at the Felt Forum over world title challenger Don Fullmer in 1971. Bobby will speak about his career as a boxer and trainer.

Cassidy, Jr., who is a longtime sportswriter at Newsday, will discuss the rich boxing history of and documentary he made about the famed Sunnyside Gardens in Queens, where his father had a 21-3 record as one of the main attractions there. In addition to his work as a sportswriter, Bobby Jr. is also a playwright having penned the acclaimed theatrical piece, “Kid Shamrock,” which was about his father’s life.

ABOUT RING 8: Ring 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association – hence, RING 8 – and today the organization’s motto still remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.

RING 8 is fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

Go on line to for more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. Annual membership dues are only $30.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, with a current boxing license or book are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.

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

marcus Bates

Photo:  Team Bates


WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2017)Witness Sports Management (WSM) has come to a managerial agreement with undefeated prospect, Marcus “The Dream Crusher” Bates (7-0-1, 6 KOs).  Greg Hannely and Jared Shaw will now be managing the career of Bates, who hails from Washington DC.  Bates, who is signed with King’s Promotions on the promotional side, will work closely with WSM’s Hannely and Shaw, as they jointly look to keep Bates busy, while guiding him toward a world title.


“My team is complete now that I have a management team looking out for my best interest,” said Marcus Bates. “I’m very happy with the direction my career is heading.  I know if I put in the hard work, everything will be there at the end.  Greg and Jared are two guys I trust, and I know they will get the job done managing my career.  I’m looking forward to my next fight.”


“Greg and I are extremely happy that Marcus Bates is part of our team.” Jared Shaw said. “We believe he has the power and speed to be a force in the featherweight division.  We have big plans for him and will work harmoniously with Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions.  The sky is the limit for this kid.”


“Mr. Bates is a bright young man with astonishing talent.” stated Greg Hannely. “He has the punching power to end a fight with one punch, and that type of power is what sells.  We are happy that we were able to sign him to our stable of fighters.”


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Mario Serrano

Publicist – Witness Sports Management

(408) 607-5756




Durham, NC (October 17) – The perception of North Carolina boxing is downright awful if not embarrassing.  Mention the words North Carolina boxing to anyone outside of the tar heel state, and the negative responses vary between padded records, easy wins, a joke, uncommitted, and trash.  Well, the wind of change is blowing, and Thursday Night Fights presented by Raging Babe represents a positive shift in the North Carolina Boxing culture.


The North Carolina sports scene is driven by college sports.  Whether it is basketball or football, the media and fans are laser focused on their teams.  Goodness forbid a winning team exist, because all of the water cooler talk, flag flying, newspaper, radio, and internet attention is focused on a winning college team.  There is No shame or negative tag being placed on this attitude.  It is a grand, acceptable culture.  The great college fans of the state have shown flexibility to pro sports.   If you build a winner, they will come with passion.  When the Carolina Panthers win, fans come out in droves to support them.  When the Carolina Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup in 2006, the state was Hurricane crazy (Hell, I was at game 7).  The same will be for the Charlotte Hornets, if and when they begin to win.  The key is North Carolina sport’s fans love winners, and to this point, no one has built a winning boxing product in North Carolina, yet!


All due respect to the promoters, fighters, managers, and supporters who have paved the way and previously attempted to do something positive in the North Carolina boxing scene.  Some where along the way each has positively touched the sport, but ultimately, all have failed.  Promoters need long pockets, must be committed to all fighters and not just a preferred individual, be a good business person, and committed to the sport.  Fighters need to stop making excuses, dedicate themselves to becoming good boxing technicians, choose managers (Not friends) who can truly guide their career, and when calling themselves pros, do professional things like attending press conferences, media calls, appearances or anything set up to further their professional career.  This is no Bull Shit!  When Ali passed, I fielded multiple calls and received emails from the media looking for a local, professional, Triangle fighter willing to go on TV, radio, or internet to provide a quote about Ali and his passing.   Not one fighter from Durham to Raleigh was willing.   NOT ONE!  Also, there are thousands of fighters in other cities, who work a full time job, yet, they call themselves a pro and still get their full time training in.  No fighter is perfect, but real pro fighters find a way until they get their break, and that’s a fact.  I digress.  Managers need to have great business sense, be willing to make their client’s needs top priority, and truly know the game of boxing not fake represent what and who they know.  Oh, yeah.  It does help if the manager has a bank account above one thousand dollars and a credit card with a positive balance greater than one thousand.  Yep, you might actually have to help client in an emergency situation.  None of this matters if the community does not support boxing.  There are many out there willing to support a positive boxing movement.  Promoters, fighters, and managers need to give potential supporters something to follow.


Thursday Night Fights presented by Raging Babe on paper provides a finish to a base previously started by promoters like Paul Marinaccio, Dave Moore, Walter Johnson, and Tony Meeks.  All wanted North Carolina fighters in the best fights, but none was able to pull it together.   Marinaccio, who was part of the largest boxing event ever in North Carolina, Dave Moore, who had the most potential of all the promoters, Johnson, who is a consistent club show maker, and Meeks, who had the momentum and the attention of the boxing world somehow were unable to do what Raging Babe Michelle Rosado and Hall of Fame match maker Russell Peltz have pulled together October 19th at the Durham Armory in Durham, NC.  Rosado and Peltz have magically convinced some of the best, young fighters in North Carolina to not only fight on their card, but to fight each other.


Marko “The Bull City Bully” Bailey 5-0 (3 KO’s) faces Steve “The Answer” Massey 4-1 (4 KO’s) in a Main event and state rivalry as nasty as Duke/Carolina basketball.  In the Co-Main event, two undefeated fighters Monrico Goldston 5-0 (3 KO’s) of Durham will battle Joseph Jackson 8-0 (6 KO’s) of Greensboro in a personal war that has the feel of a NC State/UNC football game.  Carlos Olmeda 2-0 (2 KO’s) faces Vinnie Denierio 2-2 (1 KO), a fighter Marko Bailey had to fight to the death 2x, all because Olmeda has a personal grudge with Bailey.  Bailey took some liberties humiliating Olmeda in a sparring session, and Olmeda has not let go.  Olmeda promises to do to Denierio what Bailey couldn’t.  Stop Denierio.  Arguably, the two most talented fighters in North Carolina “Dangerous” Donnie Marshall 5-0 (4 KO’s) and Blake “KO King” Mansfield 4-1 (2 KO’s) are also on the card.  While Marshall is facing proven veteran Marcos Primera 20-35 (13 KO’s) and Mansfield, after a six month layoff, faces Courtney McCleave 2-7 ( 1 KO), both vow they will eventually fight each other.


Thursday Night Fights also features undefeated Heavyweights Darmani Rock 8-0 (5 KO’s), Hasim Rahman Jr. 2-0 ( 2 KO’s), undefeated Middleweight Landry Kore  6-0 (2 KO’s) of  Denmark, and undefeated, Super Lightweight sensation Wellington Romero 12-0-1 (6 KO’s).  But, this card is all about North Carolina and Raging Babe’s last laugh vendetta.  It looks like the concrete is being poured, bodies are being buried, and Michelle Rosado will be the last woman standing as North Carolina Boxing shifts to national prominence.