FIGHTNIGHT LIVE SPECIAL ATTRACTION TO SHOWCASE ROY JONES JR. BOXING FROM AMERICA’S HEARTLAND

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FRIDAY FIGHTNIGHT LIVE SPECIAL ATTRACTION TO SHOWCASE ROY JONES JR. BOXING FROM AMERICA’S HEARTLAND

Fan-friendly fight series approaching one million views after six months and eight shows.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SLOAN, Iowa (Nov. 16, 2017) – This Friday night, Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE will collaborate with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions once again to showcase top-notch talent during a special one-hour attraction live from America’s Heartland. Fans from across the globe can catch all the action beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT (local time) from WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa, on any device wherever Facebook is available, as the series continues to build with a ninth show on the six month-old platform.

“It’s an exciting time for the boxing community now that Roy Jones Jr. Promotions can help showcase the undercard tomorrow night,” stated Keith Veltre, CEO and CO-Founder. “We know that the young talent can’t always have their family friends in the stands for support, so we are proud to be able to help them showcase their talent for all the world to see on Facebook FightNightLive.”

The one-hour show on Friday will feature some of RJJ Promotions’ up-and-coming attractions, along with some outstanding Midwest and West Coast brawlers. Fighters expected to be delivered exclusively via the Facebook platform include Arizona’s Abel Ramos (18-2, 13 KOs), Chicago’s Nathaniel Gallimore (19-1, 16 KOs) and California’s undefeated Hector Lopez Jr. (7-0, 4 KOs). They’ll take on a trio of Mexican-born battlers in Cesar Soriano (Mexico City), Esau Herrera (Mexico City) and Israel Rojas (Sonora) who have combined for 62 victories, collectively.

“The FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series continues to grow, from New York to Connecticut to Chicago to Phoenix to New England, and now a great opportunity in the Midwest, with much more to be announced. We’re pleased to be able to work with national promoters like Roy Jones Jr. and Keith Veltre to provide this service to fight fans everywhere,” said Mark Fratto, Principal of Linacre Media. “And the numbers, which have been phenomenal, don’t lie. We look forward to reaching our millionth fan before the New Year in only eight months, and we’re so grateful for everyone’s support.”

Over the first six months of programming, the numbers on the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series have showed promise and potential for the new platform with an average of almost 106,000 fight fans tuning in per event. The Sept. 9 “Real Deal Promotions: Empire State” from Resorts World Casino (225,000), the August CES “Super Saturday” from Foxwoods (203,000), the Sept. CES “Twin River Twinbill” from Lincoln, R.I. (157,000), the Sept. Star Boxing “Showdown at the Paramount” from Long Island (92,255), the July Roy Jones Jr. “Desert Showdown” from Phoenix (63,000), the May “Slugfest at the Sun” from Mohegan Sun (45,000), the June “Rosemont Rumble” from Chicago (32,000) and the Sept. DiBella “Friday Night Foxwoods Fights” (32,000) saw a total of more than 15,000 total hours of Facebook video consumed by 847,500-plus users across all devices.

In addition to the raw viewership numbers, the fully-interactive, fan-friendly productions have seen more than 126,000 collective live post engagements (15,800-plus per show), including almost 90,000 “likes” or “loves,” almost 15,000 comments and 4,400-plus shares. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE broadcasts are viewed by 76 percent men, 24 percent women. The top demographic is comprised of males ages 25-34, which encompasses approximately 29.6 percent of the audience, on average.

The Sept. 9 “Real Deal Promotions: Empire State” set a new bar with 224,658 views and the Sept. 15-16 DiBella-CES doubleheader carried the series to three-quarters-of-a-million views in just over four months. The Aug. 26 Foxwoods “Super Saturday” show stands out individually with 3,336 live hours of content viewed, while the Sept. 15 DiBella card saw more than 40,000 viewer interactions including almost 39,000 “likes” or “loves.”

On Friday night, Nov. 17, live from WinnaVegas, fans can expect a high-impact, multi-camera streaming experience complete with graphics, animations, replays, interviews and an announce team anchored by Sean Wheelock, Jim Grieshaber and Patrick Ortiz. To provide spectators with a fully-interactive ringside experience, commentators will ask and respond to questions from the Facebook audience throughout the broadcast.

Created and produced by Linacre Media out of New York City, the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series features professional announcers, multiple camera angles, television graphics, replays and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. The streamed shows are available globally wherever Facebook is available. The initiative not only enables fans from around the world to tune in, but also gives up-and-coming fighters a global platform to showcase their abilities, gives promoters an accessible “broadcast” solution and gives sponsors the ability to reach a mass audience via branded content.

More FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Winter 2017-18 dates will be officially announced in the coming weeks.

FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is available online at: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/

Follow all the action via social media at FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Facebook, @FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Instagram and @FIGHTNIGHTLIVE_ on Twitter, or by using the hashtag #FIGHTNIGHTLIVE. For the latest Linacre Media events and broadcast schedule, follow @LinacreMedia across all social platforms or use the tags #LinacreMediaEvents or #LinacreMediaOnTV.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Marc Abrams, Abrams Boxing
Email: phillyboxing@gmail.com

Mark Fratto, Linacre Media
Mobile: 917-698-0865
Email: mfratto@linacremedia.com

Marc Abrams PR, 1229 Chestnut Street, Apt 217, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Webster destroys Harris in 2!

 

For Immediate Release

 

Atlantic City, New Jersey (August 5, 2017)–Derrick Webster continued his quest towards a world title shot by taking out Lamar Harris in a scheduled eight-round super middleweight bout that headlined a six-bout card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

Derrick Webster

The show was promoted by Mis Downing Promotions in association with Square Ring Promotions.
Webster dropped Harris at the end of round one as he landed a perfect straight left hand.  After that it was a matter of when Webster would end the night., as Harris was hurt, but came out to endure 28 seconds of pounding before the bout was stopped.

 

Webster, 167.8 lbs of Glassboro, NJ is now 24-1 with 13 knockouts.  Harris, 167.9 lbs of Saint Louis, Missouri is now 9-14-4.

 

“We have been working hard, and now I am looking for a title.  I want George Groves,” said Webster.

 

“I knew after I dropped him after the first round, the fight would be over soon thereafter.  I know Groves is in the tournament, so why not Badou Jack.  I would love to fight him.”

 

Prince Badi Ajamu shook eight years of ring rust to pound out an eight-round uannimous decision over Edgar Perez in a cruiserweight bout. Ajamu, 191.4 lbs of Camden, NJ won by scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73 and is now 28-3-1. Perez, 190 lbs of Chicago is 7-22. “It was a good fight. I give myself a C. Everything is about knockouts,” said Ajamu. “I broke him down mentally. You could see that I had a lot of ring rust, as I don’t miss as many shots as I did, but I started to feel good around the 5th round.”

Prince Badi Ajamu

 

Ajamu has been linked to a rematch with Roy Jones, Jr. who beat Ajamu back in 2006.

 

Jones was ringside and believes that the fight could happen in November.

 

“He did more than enough to earn the rematch tonight.  Now it is just a matter of making it work financially and all by getting sponsorship’s and such, and that fight can happen, said Jones.

 

World-ranked heavyweight Zhang Zhilei hammered out Nick Guivas in round one of their scheduled ten-round bout. Zhilei dropped Guivas in the first frame with a hard six-punch combination in the corner. Seconds later, Zhilei finsihed off the fight with a crushing four-punch combination on the ropes and the bout was stopped at 2:43.

Zhang
Zhilei, 254.8 lbs of Zhoukou, China is now 17-0 with 13 knockouts. Guivas, 238 lbs of Topeka, KS is 13-8-2.

 

Mike Hilton went the distance for the first time, but still came out with the six-round unanimous decision over Willis Lockett in a cruiserweight bout.

Mike Hilton
Hilton, 198.5 lbs of Trenton, NJ won by scores of 60-54, 58-56 & 60-53 to raise his unblemished mark to 7-0. Lockett, 194.6 lbs of Takoma Park, MD is 14-21-6.


Shaddy Gamhour stopped Jessie Singletary in first round of their scheduled four round middleweight bout.
Shaddy

Gamhour, who is trained by Roy Jones, Jr. landed a hard right hand that sent Singletary to the canvas and the bout was stopped at 1:43.

 

Gamhour, 163,5 lbs of Pensacola, FL is now 4-0 with three knockouts.  Singletary, 167.3 lbs of Washington, DC is 0-3.

 

Tahlik Taylor needed just 31 seconds to bludgeon Lamont McLaughlin in a scheduled four round super middleweight bout.

 

Taylor jumped on McLaughlin and landed a vicious combination in the corner that sent McLaughlin hard to the canvas and the was stopped immediately.

 

Taylor, 172,8 lbs of Freeport, NY is 2-7 with 1 knockout. McLaughlin, 167.2 lbs of Philadelphia is 0-2.

 

Mis Downing Promotions will be back at the Claridge on Saturday, November 4th.

 

For more information and Media Credentials, Contact:

 

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

Weights from Atlantic City!

Weights from Atlantic City

For Immediate Release

Atlantic City, New Jersey (August 4, 2017)–Weights for Saturday night’s card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City
Derrick Webster 167.8 – Lamar Harris 167.9
Prince Badi Ajamu 191.4 – Edgar Perez 190
Mike Hilton 198.5 – Willis Lockett 194.6
Shaddy Gamhour 163.5 – Jessie Singletary 167.3
Lamont McLaughlin 167.2 – Tahlik Taylor 172.8
Zhang Zhilei 254.8 – Nick Guivas 238

Venue: The Claridge Hotel

Promoter:  Mis Downing Promotions in association with Square Ring Promotions

1st Bell: 7 PM ET; Doors open at 6 PM ET

Tickets are priced at $125, $100, $75 & $50 and can be purchased  at The Claridge Hotel or by calling 609-815-1181

For more information and Media Credentials, Contact:

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

Boardwalk Brawls–Webster vs Harris Press Conference quotes

 

Boardwalk Brawls–Webster vs Harris Press Conference quotes

Derrick Webster headlines this Saturday at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City against Lamar Harris

Prince Badi Ajamu returns against Edgar Perez

Former U.S. Olympian Terrance Cauthen takes on Nick Valliere

Plus undefeated Mike Hilton, Shaddy Gamhour, Vidal Rivera and heavyweight Zhang Zhilei

 

For Immediate Release

Atlantic City, New Jersey (August 3, 2017)–Below are quotes from Thursday afternoon’s press conference at the Flagship Resort in Atlantic City before Saturday night’s Boardwalk Brawls card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The card, which is promoted by Mis Downing Promotions in association with Square Ring Promotions is headlined by super middleweight Derrick Webster (23-1, 12 KOs) of Glassboro, New Jersey taking on Lamar Harris (9-13-4, 5 KOs) of Saint Louis in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.

PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

Derrick Webster--“This fight is going to be very exciting. This is going to be an action-packed card. I want to thank Roy Jones, Jr. Roy always has time for anybody who wants to take a picture. I don’t know what I would do without him.”

Prince Badi Ajamu–“I look forward to this special and great show. I have been helping a lot of fighters out over the years, and when you put that kind of energy and effort out, I want to be on the main stage and help myself. I am not over looking Perez. You might think a fighter is not good, but he is as good as he is the night of the fight so I am not taking anyone lightly. I am expecting him to come with his best.”

Zhang Zhilei–“I am from China and I came here three years ago to pursue my dream of being a professional boxer. I want to thank everyone for this opportunity, and it will be a great fight.”

Shaddy Gamhour–“I am from Sweden, but I am very happy for this opportunity to fight in Atlantic City. I been here training three months, so this is just another fight.”

Roy Jones Jr--” It is very inspirational to see people come in and strive to do things we want to do in our careers. I had my 2nd career fight here in Atlantic City, and this is something we should bring back. I am happy to bringing my guys to fight on Mis Downing’s cards. It is possible that I will have a rematch with Prince Badi, but he has to do what he needs to do on Saturday.”

In the eight-round co-feature, come-backing cruiserweight Prince Badi Ajamu (27-3-1, 15 KO’s) of Camden, NJ will take on Edgar Perez (7-21, 3 Kos) of Chicago.

Also on the bill will be former United States Olympian Terrance Cauthen (36-8, 9 KO’s) of Trenton, NJ will fight Nick Valliere (5-2, 2 KO’s) of Forked River, New Jersey in a six-round super welterweight bout.

In a ten round-bout:

World-Ranked Heavyweight, Zhang Zhilei (16-0, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas via China, and is ranked number-13 by the WBO will take on Nick Guivas (13-7-2, 9 KO’s) of Topeka, Kansas.

Also in six-round bouts:

Mike Hilton (6-0, 6 KOs) of Trenton, NJ will take on veteran Willis Lockett (14-20-6, 5 KO’s) of Takoma Park, Maryland in a cruiserweight bout.

Vidal Rivera (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Camden, New Jersey will take on an opponent to be named in a featherweight bout.

In four round bouts:

Shaddy Gamhour (1-0, 1 KO) of Pensacola, Florida will battle Jessie Singletary (0-2) of Washington, DC in a middleweight bout.

Lamont McLaughlin (0-1) of Philadelphia battles Tahlik Taylor (1-7) of Freeport, NY in a super middleweight affair.

Dion Richardson (3-1, 2 KOs) of Newark, NJ will fight against Felip Nazario (0-7) of Bronx, NY in a lightweight bout.

Tickets are priced at $125, $100, $75 & $50 and can be purchased  at The Claridge Hotel or by calling 609-815-1181

For more information and Media Credentials, Contact:

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

JOHN VERA BATTLES DANIEL ROSARIO FOR NABA SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ON FACEBOOK FIGHTNIGHT LIVE

JOHN VERA BATTLES DANIEL ROSARIO FOR NABA SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ON FACEBOOK FIGHTNIGHT LIVE

Former World Champion Rico Ramos takes on Tony Lopez for NABA Super Bantamweight title; Abel Ramos squares off with Emmanuel Robles.

 

PHOENIX (July 14, 2017) – What’s hotter than Phoenix in July? Roy Jones Jr. Boxing and the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook series will answer that question this Saturday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. PT (10:30 p.m. ET) when the tech-forward, fan-friendly broadcast platform delivers once again – this time with a stacked fight card featuring championship action live from the desert.

Promoted by Roy Jones Jr. and Keith Veltre, Saturday’s event will bring fans back-to-back championship action. The event will showcase a main attraction featuring NABA Super Welterweight Champion John “The Phenom” Vera Jr. (16-0, 10 KOs) as he takes on the former WBO Latino Champion Daniel Rosario (11-2, 10 KOs) in a 10-round contest live from in Chandler, Ariz. Super bantamweight standout and former WBA World Champion Rico Ramos (25-5, 13 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with Tony Lopez (12-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant NABA Super Bantamweight title as part of a stacked fight card filled with Arizona-area heroes.

“Roy and I have always felt that live streaming would take the place of the old platforms of delivering fights,” stated Veltre, CEO and Co-Founder of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions. “To partner up with Linacre Media and showcase our talent live with Facebook is years ahead of anyone else in the industry. This will give us the ability to reach millions of boxing fans around the world and enable us to deliver our sponsors triple the exposure we would normally get from traditional TV. Mark Fratto, the brains behind this envisioning series, is giving fighters the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world and gain a fan base. We are thrilled that his vision lines exactly where Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions wants to be.”

Vera, of Fort Worth, Texas, has a perfect mark of 16-0 with ten knockouts, and is ranked No. 7 by the WBA and No. 14 by the WBO.

The 28 year-old southpaw has built that mark on the strength of beating good competition. He has defeated Alberto Robles (3-0) and Radmir Akhmediyev (7-0). He won the NABA title with a sixth-round stoppage over Joey Rueles (10-1-1). He has defended the title successfully twice with a second-round stoppage over Milorad Zizc (12-1), and in his last bout when he won a 10-round split decision over Salim Larbi on January 27 in Phoenix.

Rosario, of Caguas, Puerto Rico, has a record of 11-2 with 10 knockouts. Like Vera, the 29 year-old Rosario has built his record with impressive victories over Carlos Ramos (1-0), Jordan Wisenfeld (4-0-2), Alphonso Black (8-1-1), and won the WBO Latino Super Welterweight title with a second-round stoppage over Aaron Garcia (14-3-1). Rosario is coming off an eight-round split decision loss to Norberto Gonzalez on November 18, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Ramos, of Watts, Calif., has a record of 27-5 with 13 knockouts. The 30 year-old won the WBA Super Bantamweight title with a seventh-round stoppage over Akifumi Shimoda in 2011. After losing the title, he fought for the world championship again, but lost to Jesus Cuellar. Ramos is on a three-fight win streak with his latest victory coming via a 10-round unanimous decision over Erik Ruiz on March 11 in Las Vegas.

Lopez, of Fort Worth, Texas, has a record of 12-2 with four knockouts. Lopez has defeated three undefeated fighters; included in that is a win over highly regarded Jerren Cochran (11-0). Lopez is coming off a fifth-round technical decision over Ranel Suco this past April 27 in Dallas.

The stacked undercard includes an eight-round welterweight clash between Abel Ramos (17-2, 12 KOs) of Phoenix battling Emmanuel Robles (15-2, 4 KOs). Four more undercard fights will start the bill off with fights featuring undefeated bantamweight Max Ornelas (8-0-1, 3 KOs) rematching fellow undefeated warrior, Leopoldo Martinez (6-0-1, 3 KOs) – their last bout ended in a technical draw following a headbutt. Super featherweight Randy Moreno (8-1, 7 KOs) takes on local favorite Ivan De La Madrid (3-1) and welterweight Vernon Brown (4-0, 3 KOs) of Chicago puts his undefeated slate on the line against fellow unbeaten battler Daniel Castro Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs) of Durango, Mexico.

Fights and fighters are subject to change; limited tickets are still available at http://www.WinGilaRiver.com. A tape-delayed version of the live show will air on BeIN Sports one week after the live show on Facebook.

Supporters of the Sweet Science can take advantage of the multi-camera FIGHTNIGHT LIVE broadcast on Facebook – completely free wherever Facebook is available – and also check out all of the action in ULTRACAST 360˚ or ULTRACAST VR by downloading the ULTRACAST app and subscribing to the PPV feed for only $.99. Available for IOS and Android, fans simply need to download the ULTRACAST app in the App store or by visiting http://www.ultracast.com/app.

“We’re excited to be able to capitalize on cutting-edge technology to give the Roy Jones Jr. Boxing audience a ringside seat, live from the greater Phoenix area,” said Mark Fratto, Principal of Linacre Media. “Our Facebook Live series continues to keep fight fans at the forefront, now with not just one – but three – high-quality viewing experiences available.”

The numbers on the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series have showed promise and potential for the new platform. The May “Slugfest at the Sun” from Mohegan Sun and the June “Rosemont Rumble” from Chicago drew audiences of 44,000 and 31,000, respectively, with more than 3,000 of hours of LIVE video consumed by Facebook users. In addition to the raw viewership numbers, the fully-interactive, fan-friendly productions have seen more than 15,000 collective live post engagements, including more than 9,000 “likes” or “loves,” more than 5,000 comments and 800-plus shares.

Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE has been delivered to fans absolutely free since its May 2017 launch courtesy of corporate partners like Barbour One 9, Talent Management and Entertainment Production (www.barbourone9.com) and Northeastern Fine Jewelry (www.nefj.com).

On Saturday night, July 15, live from Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler, Ariz., fans can expect a high-impact, multi-camera streaming experience – now also available in ULTRACAST 360˚ and ULTRACAST VR – complete with graphics, animations, replays, interviews and an announce team anchored by blow-by-blow announcer Miguel Flores of Premier Boxing Champions and analyst Michael Woods of the TalkBox Podcast, NYFights.com and The Ring. Joining the broadcast team once again will be world-ranked light heavyweight Mike Lee. University of Notre Dame alum Lee (19-0, 10 KOs) is ranked No. 12 by the WBO, No. 12 by the IBF, No. 13 by the WBA and No. 14 by the WBC, and will be ringside with Flores and Woods to provide expert analysis. To provide spectators with a fully-interactive ringside experience, commentators will ask and respond to questions from the Facebook audience throughout the broadcast.

Created and produced by Linacre Media out of New York City, the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series features multiple camera angles, graphics, replays and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. The streamed shows are available globally wherever Facebook is available. The initiative not only enables fans from around the world to tune in, but also gives up-and-coming fighters a global platform to showcase their abilities, gives promoters an accessible “broadcast” solution and gives sponsors the ability to reach a mass audience via branded content.

FIGHTNIGHT LIVE strap season continues on Saturday, July 29, in Raleigh, N.C., as Tar Heel State undefeated super flyweight Dewayne Beamon competes for the IBO Inter-Continental and UBF World Junior Bantamweight titles. More FIGHTNIGHT LIVE dates will be officially announced in the coming weeks.

FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is available online at: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/

Follow all the action via social media at FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Facebook, @FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Instagram and @FIGHTNIGHTLIVE_ on Twitter, or by using the hashtag #FIGHTNIGHTLIVE. For the latest Linacre Media events and broadcast schedule, follow @LinacreMedia across all social platforms or use the tags #LinacreMediaEvents or #LinacreMediaOnTV. Follow Roy Jones Jr. Boxing on Instagram at @RoyJonesJrBoxing and on Twitter at @RoyJonesJrFA.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Marc Abrams, Abrams Boxing
Lisa Veltre, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions
Office: 702-522-1636
Jose Antonio Hernandez, Ultracast
Email: JoseAntonio@Ultracast.com
Mark Fratto, Linacre Media
Mobile: 917-698-0865

Derrick Webster Headlines on Saturday, August 5th at The Claridge Hotel In Atlantic City


Derrick Webster to headline on Saturday, August 5th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

Prince Badi Ajamu returns

Plus undefeated Shaddy Gamhour, Mike Hilton, & Vidal Rivera

For U.S. Olympian Terrence Cauthen back in action

For Immediate Release

Atlantic City, New Jersey (July 7, 2017)–Super Middleweight contender, Derrick “Take It To The Bank”Webster will headline a great night of boxing on Saturday, August 5th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The show is promoted by Mis Downing Promotions & Square Ring Promotions.

Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey has a record of 23-1 with 12 knockouts.

The 35 year-old is an eight year-professional, and is riding a four-fight winning streak.

Webster won his first 19 bouts, which was highlighted by a first round stoppage over Obodai Sai (23-1).  Since suffering his only professional blemish, which was a unanimous decision defeat to Arif Magomedov on ShoBox: The New Generation, Webster has rebounded nicely with wins over Thomas Awimbono (25-5) to win the USBO Super Middleweight title, and his last outing when he stopped Frankie Filippone (22-5-1) in seven rounds on May 13th in Bristol, Pennsylvania to win the World Boxing Foundation International Super Middleweight title.

Webster’s opponent will be named shortly.

Returning in the six-round co-feature will be cruiserweight Prince Badi Ajamu (27-3-1, 15 KO’s) of Camden, NJ

Seeing in action in six-round bouts will be welterweight Lisa Garland (15-7, 8 KO’s) of York, SC taking on Angel Gladney (9-12-1, 6 KO’s ) of Newberry, SC & former U.S. Olympian Terrence Cauthen (38-8, 9 KO’s) of Trenton, NJ in a middleweight bout.

Appearing in four-rounds bouts will be, middleweight Shaddy Gamhour (1-0, 1 KO) of Pensacola, FL; ; cruiserweight Mike Hilton (6-0, 6 KO’s) of Trenton, NJ; featherweight Vidal Rivera (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Camden, NJ; super featherweight Dan Murray (1-1) of Lanoka Harbor, NJ & super lightweight Dion Richardson (2-1, 2 KO’s) of Lanoka Harbor, NJ.

Tickets are priced at $125, $100, $75 & $50 and can be purchased  at The Claridge Hotel or by calling 609-815-1181

For more information and Media Credentials, Contact:
Marc Abrams at phillyboxing@gmail.com or 856 287 7611
 

JULY 15 ROY JONES JR. FACEBOOK “FIGHTNIGHT LIVE” PHOENIX SHOW TO FEATURE FAN-FRIENDLY ULTRACAST 360˚ AND VIRTUAL REALITY FEEDS

     

JULY 15 ROY JONES JR. FACEBOOK “FIGHTNIGHT LIVE” PHOENIX SHOW TO FEATURE FAN-FRIENDLY ULTRACAST 360˚ AND VIRTUAL REALITY FEEDS

Interactive live fight series flashes tech-forward features.

NEW YORK (July 6, 2017) – Bringing fight fans even closer to the action, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing, Linacre Media and ULTRACAST will partner to stream the Saturday, July 15FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Phoenix showdown not only live in H.D. on Facebook, but in ULTRACAST 360˚ and in ULTRACAST Virtual Reality as well.

Supporters of the Sweet Science can take advantage of the multi-camera FIGHTNIGHT LIVE broadcast on Facebook – completely free wherever Facebook is available – and also check out all of the action in ULTRACAST 360˚ or ULTRACAST VR by downloading the ULTRACAST app and subscribing to the PPV feed for only $.99. Available for IOS and Android, fans simply need to download the ULTRACAST app in the App store or by visiting www.ultracast.com/app.

“We are thrilled about partnering with Linacre Media and FIGHTNIGHT LIVE to provide fans the 360˚ Virtual Reality experience of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing,” said CEO of Ultracast,

Dmitry Kozko.

“Roy and I have always felt that live streaming would take the place of the old platforms of delivering fights,” stated  Keith Veltre, CEO & Co-Founder of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions. “To partner up with Linacre Media and showcase our talent live with Facebook is years ahead of anyone else in the industry. This will give us the ability to reach millions of boxing fans around the world and enable us to deliver our sponsors triple the exposure we would normally get from traditional TV. Mark Fratto, the brains behind this envisioning series, is giving fighters the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world and gain a fan base. We are thrilled that his vision lines exactly where Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions wants to be.”

“We’re excited to be able to capitalize on cutting-edge technology to give the Roy Jones Jr. Boxing audience a ringside seat, live from the greater Phoenix area,” said Mark Fratto, Principal of Linacre Media. “Our Facebook Live series continues to keep fight fans at the forefront, now with not just one – but three – high-quality viewing experiences available.”

ULTRACAST is the premier app for live 360˚ and VR content, broadcasting – or better yet, ultracasting – unique, exclusive perspectives of events to millions of mobile phones, worldwide. ULTRACAST takes viewers ringside at fights, allows them to be part of the back-stage drama, celebrate the win on the podium or feel the front-row excitement of a concert; getting up-close and personal, and going “beyond live”. Get the latest updates with ULTRACAST by following ULTRACASTLIVE on Facebook and @Ultracastlive on Twitter and Instagram.

Promoted by  Roy Jones Jr. and Keith Veltre of Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions, the July 15 card will bring fans back-to-back championship action. The event will showcase a main attraction featuring NABA Super Welterweight Champion  John “The Phenom” Vera Jr. (16-0, 10 KOs) as he takes on the former WBO Latino Champion  Daniel Rosario (11-2, 10 KOs) in a 10-round contest live from in Chandler, Ariz. Super bantamweight standout Rico Ramos (25-5, 13 KOs) will go toe-to-toe with  Tony Lopez (12-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant NABA Super Bantamweight title as part of a stacked fight card filled with Arizona-area heroes. Additional fights and fighters are subject to change; limited tickets are still available at www.WinGilaRiver.com. A tape-delayed version of the live show will air on BeIN Sports one week after the live show on Facebook.

The numbers on the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series have showed promise and potential for the new platform. The May “Slugfest at the Sun” from Mohegan Sun and the June “Rosemont Rumble” from Chicago drew audiences of 44,000 and 31,000, respectively, with more than 3,000 of hours of LIVE video consumed by Facebook users. In addition to the raw viewership numbers, the fully-interactive, fan-friendly productions have seen more than 15,000 collective live post engagements, including more than 9,000 “likes” or “loves,” more than 5,000 comments and 800-plus shares.

On Saturday night, July 15, live from Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler, Ariz., fans can expect a high-impact, multi-camera streaming experience – now also available in ULTRACAST 360˚ and ULTRACAST VR – complete with graphics, animations, replays, interviews and an announce team anchored by blow-by-blow announcer  Miguel Flores of Premier Boxing Champions and analyst  Michael Woods of the TalkBox Podcast, NYFights.com and The Ring. Joining the broadcast team once again will be world-ranked light heavyweight  Mike Lee. University of Notre Dame alum Lee (19-0, 10 KOs) is ranked No. 12 by the WBO, No. 12 by the IBF, No. 13 by the WBA and No. 14 by the WBC, and will be ringside with Flores and Woods to provide expert analysis. To provide spectators with a fully-interactive ringside experience, commentators will ask and respond to questions from the Facebook audience throughout the broadcast.

Las Vegas’ P4P Boxing Program has Another Successful Outing at Roy Jones Jr. Tournament

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POUND-4-POUND BOXING PROGRAM
HAS ANOTHER OUTING AT ROY JONES JR. TOURNAMENT WITH 11 TITLES

Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

Angel Barrientes 14-yrs (95 lbs)Chavez Barrientes 14-yrs (101 lbs), Dorian Khan 14-yrs (106 lbs)Jayden Hooker 11-yrs (Female 80 lbs)John Armstrong 10-yrs (65 lbs)Jathan Barajas 10-yr (85 lbs),

Jordan Aguilar 19-yrs (114 lbs), 

Jonathan Aguilar 14-yrs (110 lbs)

Anthony Torres 13-yrs (80 lbs),

Jovanny Aguilar 13-yrs (95lbs), 

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 28, 2017) – The Pound-4-Pound Boxing program out of Las Vegas, had another successful outing this past weekend at the Roy Jones Jr. “Future Stars of Boxing” tournament that took place at the Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas. Out of the 15 active participants, 11 came home with championship belts.

 

“Our program had another fantastic showing this past weekend,” said coach Richard Barrientes. “Like I’ve always said, it’s about building self-esteem with these kids.  They’re a great group from top to bottom.  I’m very proud of our team and we are looking forward to the next tournament.  Our main goal is to enter in as many tournaments as possible before the end of the year.”

 

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Mario Serrano

Publicist – Pound-4-Pound

boxingpublicist@aol.com

(408) 607-5756

@fightaction

 

 

BARE KNUCKLE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™ TO HOLD FIGHTER TRYOUTS IN PHILADELPHIA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA, PA (JUNE 27, 2017)-Art Davie (Creator of UFC) and David Feldman (President of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship™) are searching for the next fighting superstar. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is being considered by many as the next big thing in combat sports.

“The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is poised to deliver real knockout excitement to combat sport fans worldwide.” said Davie, who has recently joined the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Team, “I am pleased to be a part of this fabulous new franchise.”

WHO: Art Davie (Creator Of UFC), David Feldman (President Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship™)

WHAT: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Tryouts, and casting for Bare Knuckle reality show. Fighters will do various punching power and skill tests, interviews, and more.

WHERE: 2300 Arena- 2300 S. Swanson St, Philadelphia PA 19148

WHEN: Saturday July 15, 2017 9AM-5PM For media inquiries, press passes to the tryouts, or interview requests, please email David@bareknuckle.tv

 

FRIDAY’S “FIGHTNIGHT LIVE” ON FACEBOOK ROSEMONT RUMBLE TO FEATURE FAN-FRIENDLY ULTRACAST 360-DEGREE AND VIRTUAL REALITY FEEDS

 

FRIDAY’S “FIGHTNIGHT LIVE” ON FACEBOOK ROSEMONT RUMBLE TO FEATURE FAN-FRIENDLY ULTRACAST 360˚ AND VIRTUAL REALITY FEEDS

Interactive live fight series flashes tech-forward features beginning June 23.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/

 

CHICAGO (June 22, 2017) – Bringing fight fans closer to the action than ever before, Linacre Media and ULTRACAST will partner to stream Friday’s FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Rosemont Rumble not only live in H.D. on Facebook, but in Facebook 360˚ and in ULTRACAST 360˚ Virtual Reality as well.

Supporters of the Sweet Science can take advantage of the multi-camera FIGHTNIGHT LIVE broadcast on Facebook as well as the fan-controlled Facebook 360˚ feature – both completely free wherever Facebook is available – and also check out all of the action in ULTRACAST 360˚ VR by downloading the ULTRACAST app and subscribing to the PPV feed for only $2.00. Available for IOS and Android, fans simply need to download the ULTRACAST app in the App store or by  visiting www.ultracast.com/app.

“We are thrilled about partnering with Linacre and FIGHTNIGHT LIVE to provide fans the 360˚ Virtual Reality experience of the Rosemont Rumble”,  said CEO of Ultracast, Dmitry Kozko. 

“We’re excited to be able to capitalize on cutting-edge technology to give Friday night’s audience a ringside seat at the Rosemont Rumble,” said Mark Fratto, Principal of Linacre Media. “Our Facebook Live series continues to keep fight fans at the forefront, now with not just one – but three – free viewing experiences available.”

ULTRACAST is the premier app for live 360˚ and VR content, broadcasting – or better yet, ultracasting – unique, exclusive perspectives of events to millions of mobile phones, worldwide. ULTRACAST takes viewers ringside at fights, allows them to be part of the back-stage drama, celebrate the win on the podium or feel the front-row excitement of a concert; getting up-close and personal, and going “beyond live”. Get the latest updates with ULTRACAST by following ULTRACASTLIVE on Facebook and @Ultracastlive on Twitter and Instagram.

After a successful pilot that was viewed by more than 40,000 boxing fans live on Facebook, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE hits the Chicago area on Friday, June 23, from Rosemont, Ill., with hardware on the line in a rematch of a hotly-contested draw as Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (20-1-1, 14 KOs) and “Son of the Legend” Aaron Pryor, Jr. (19-10-2, 12 KOs) square off in a ten-round main event for the WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Championship.

Longtime Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George, (25-7-2, 22 KOs) will join his previously-announced #BOMBSQUAD teammate Jimenez in an eight-round light heavyweight co-feature. Undefeated in his hometown of Chicago, George will be fighting locally for the first time in three years, facing off against area arch-nemesis Derrick “Superman” Findley (26-21-1, 17 KOs) of Gary, Indiana.

Legendary Chicago-based National Anthem singer Jim Cornelison will once again honor our country prior to the start of the main event – fans can catch that highly-anticipated performance along with all of the action in the ring live on Facebook or in VR via the ULTRACAST app.

“It’s a tremendous honor to take our Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE platform to the Windy City area. It’s becoming a national platform already during its infancy – with East Coast and West Coast dates on the calendar and now this opportunity in the No. 3 media market in America – and we’ve been thrilled with the response from fight fans so far,” said Fratto. “We’re looking forward to working with the Village of Rosemont, as well as legendary promoters like Bobby Hitz and Frank Mugnolo on this card.”

The numbers on the May 11 FIGHTNIGHT LIVE pilot from Mohegan Sun Resort showed promise and potential for the new platform. With only two days of promotion, the premiere broadcast amassed 43,000 total video views by 38,000 unique viewers. A total of 1.4 thousand hours of LIVE video was consumed by Facebook users during the first show alone. In addition to the raw numbers, the fully-interactive, fan-friendly production saw 9,021 live post engagements for the show, which included 5,000 “likes” or “loves,” 2,989 comments and 628 shares.

On Friday night, June 23, live from The Dome at The Ballpark in Rosemont, fans can expect a high-impact, multi-camera streaming experience – now also available in 360˚ and ULTRACAST VR – complete with graphics, animations, replays, interviews and an announce team anchored by blow-by-blow announcer Ray Flores of Premier Boxing Champions, Showtime Boxing, HBO Boxing and CBS Sports Network boxing fame. To provide spectators with a fully-interactive ringside experience, commentators will ask and respond to questions from the Facebook audience throughout the broadcast.

Joining the broadcast team will be world-ranked light heavyweight, Mike Lee.

University of Notre Dame alum Lee (19-0, 10 KOs) is ranked No. 12 by the WBO, No. 12 by the IBF and No. 14 by the WBC, and was originally scheduled to be in the main event but now joins Flores for expert analysis. Television hostDanielle Robay of WCIU-Chicago and Entertainment Tonight, NBC-4 Los Angeles and HLN-fame will bring fans exclusive pre-and post-fight interviews from ringside.

Created and produced by Linacre Media out of New York City, the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series features multiple camera angles, graphics, replays and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. The streamed shows are available globally wherever Facebook is available. The initiative not only enables fans from around the world to tune in, but also gives up-and-coming fighters a global platform to showcase their abilities, gives promoters an accessible “broadcast” solution and gives sponsors the ability to reach a mass audience via branded content.

A July 15 date in Phoenix, Ariz., with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions has already been released on the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE calendar. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE strap season continues on Saturday, July 29, in Raleigh, N.C., as Tar Heel State undefeated super flyweight Dewayne Beamon competes for the IBO Inter-Continental and UBF World Junior Bantamweight titles. More FIGHTNIGHT LIVE dates will be officially announced in the coming weeks.

FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is available online at: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/ Continue reading

“FIGHTNIGHT LIVE” ON FACEBOOK BREEZES INTO THE WINDY CITY FOR JUNE 23 SHOWDOWN

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UPDATE: “FIGHTNIGHT LIVE” ON FACEBOOK BREEZES INTO THE WINDY CITY FOR JUNE 23 SHOWDOWN

Next official date set for fan-friendly, interactive live fight series which drew 43,000 views for May pilot; World-ranked boxer Mike Lee to join Ray Flores, reporter Danielle Robay on broadcast team.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/

CHICAGO (June 19, 2017) – After a successful pilot that was viewed by more than 40,000 boxing fans live on Facebook, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE hits the Chicago area on Friday, June 23, from Rosemont, Ill., with hardware on the line in a rematch of a hotly-contested draw as Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (20-1-1, 14 KOs) and “Son of the Legend” Aaron Pryor, Jr. (19-10-2, 12 KOs) square off in a ten-round main event for the WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Championship.

Longtime Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George, (25-7-2, 22 KOs) will join his previously-announced #BOMBSQUAD teammate Jimenez in an eight-round light heavyweight co-feature. Undefeated in his hometown of Chicago, George will be fighting locally for the first time in three years, facing off against area arch-nemesis Derrick “Superman” Findley (26-21-1, 17 KOs) of Gary, Indiana.

Legendary Chicago-based National Anthem singer Jim Cornelison will once again honor our country prior to the start of the main event – fans can catch that highly-anticipated performance along with all of the action in the ring live on Facebook.

“It’s a tremendous honor to take our Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE platform to the Windy City area. It’s becoming a national platform already during its infancy – with East Coast and West Coast dates on the calendar and now this opportunity in the No. 3 media market in America – and we’ve been thrilled with the response from fight fans so far,” said Mark Fratto, Principal of Linacre Media. “We’re looking forward to working with the Village of Rosemont, as well as legendary promoters like Bobby Hitz and Frank Mugnolo on this card.”

The numbers on the May 11 FIGHTNIGHT LIVE pilot from Mohegan Sun Resort showed promise and potential for the new platform. With only two days of promotion, the premiere broadcast amassed 43,000 total video views by 38,000 unique viewers. A total of 1.4 thousand hours of LIVE video was consumed by Facebook users during the first show alone. In addition to the raw numbers, the fully-interactive, fan-friendly production saw 9,021 live post engagements for the show, which included 5,000 “likes” or “loves,” 2,989 comments and 628 shares.

On Friday night, June 23, live from The Dome at The Ballpark in Rosemont, fans can expect a high-impact, multi-camera streaming experience complete with graphics, animations, replays, interviews and an announce team anchored by blow-by-blow announcer Ray Flores of Premier Boxing Champions, Showtime Boxing, HBO Boxing and CBS Sports Network boxing fame. To provide spectators with a fully-interactive ringside experience, commentators will ask and respond to questions from the Facebook audience throughout the broadcast.

Joining the broadcast team will be world-ranked light heavyweight, Mike Lee.

University of Notre Dame alum Lee (19-0, 10 KOs) is ranked No. 12 by the WBO, No. 12 by the IBF and No. 14 by the WBC, and was originally scheduled to be in the main event but now joins Flores for expert analysis. Television host Danielle Robay of WCIU-Chicago and Entertainment Tonight, NBC-4 Los Angeles and HLN-fame will bring fans exclusive pre-and post-fight interviews from ringside.

Created and produced by Linacre Media out of New York City, the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series features multiple camera angles, graphics, replays and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. The streamed shows are available globally wherever Facebook is available. The initiative not only enables fans from around the world to tune in, but also gives up-and-coming fighters a global platform to showcase their abilities, gives promoters an accessible “broadcast” solution and gives sponsors the ability to reach a mass audience via branded content.

A July 15 date in Phoenix, Ariz., with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions has already been released on the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE calendar. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE strap season continues on Saturday, July 29, in Raleigh, N.C., as Tar Heel State undefeated super flyweight Dewayne Beamon competes for the IBO Inter-Continental and UBF World Junior Bantamweight titles. More FIGHTNIGHT LIVE dates will be officially announced in the coming weeks.

FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is available online at: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/

Follow all the action via social media at FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Facebook, @FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Instagram and @FIGHTNIGHTLIVE_ on Twitter, or by using the hashtag#FIGHTNIGHTLIVE. For the latest Linacre Media events and broadcast schedule, follow @LinacreMedia across all social platforms or use the tags #LinacreMediaEvents or#LinacreMediaOnTV.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Marc Abrams, Abrams Boxing

Email: phillyboxing@gmail.com

Mark Fratto, Linacre Media

Mobile: 917-698-0865

Email: mfratto@linacremedia.com

Bernie Bahrmasel, Double B Publicity

Email: berniebahrmasel@yahoo.com

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