MORE MIDDLEWEIGHT MAYHEM ON DEC. 16: ANTOINE “ACTION” DOUGLAS AND GARY “SPIKE” O’SULLIVAN SQUARE OFF IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF WBO CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT BETWEEN BILLY JOE SAUNDERS & DAVID LEMIEUX

BRAWL TO BE HELD AT PLACE BELL IN LAVAL, QUEBEC, CANADA TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

 

RISING SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT RYAN “KINGRY” GARCIA TO RETURN IN NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD

 

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 21, 2017): A pair of middleweights looking to fight their way into title contention will face off on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Montreal as once-defeated Virginian Antoine “Action” Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) of Cork, Ireland go toe-to-toe for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title in the 10-round co-main event of HBO World Championship Boxing beginning live at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.

 

The fight will be the chief support of the WBO World Middleweight Championship showdown between Champion Billy Joe Saunders and challenger and former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux.

 

At the young age of 25, Douglas has already held numerous regional title belts and has taken the undefeated records of fighters including Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna and Istvan “The Prince” Szili. Douglas is riding a three-fight knockout streak since suffering the only defeat of his career.

 

“Fighting on such a great middleweight card on HBO will be a great opportunity,” said Douglas. “I’ve seen some fights of Gary’s, and I never underestimate my opponent. I know he’s got a good record and that he always comes to fight. I’ve never been to Canada, so I look forward to expanding my fan base there.”

 

Known as a true showman with booming knockout power, O’Sullivan is riding a four-fight winning streak culminating with a brutal beating and TKO over Nick Quigley in the main event on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN in September. At 33 years old, O’Sullivan has faced some of the top middleweights in the division throughout his career including Saunders and Chris Eubank, Jr.

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Weights from Atlantic City!


Weights from Atlantic City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlantic City, NJ (November 17, 2017)–  Weights for Saturday night’s championship tripleheader card at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

Thomas LaManna 147 – Samuel Amoako 147 

(LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title)

Raymond Serrano 146.8 – Enver Halili 146.6 (WBC Fecarbox Welterweight title)

Adam Lopez 121.4 – Jorge Diaz 121.4

(WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title)

Yurik Mamedov 146.7 – Vincent Floyd 147.3

Nicholas Lavin 192 – Alvin Varmall Jr. 183

Sidell Blocker 131.4 – Tomas Romain 130.5

Jonathan Arroyo 145.7 – Steve Moore 146.5

Frederick Julan 181.5 – Willis Lockett 182

Promoter: Rising Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions, Winner Take All Productions.

Venue:  The Claridge Hotel

Time:  1st bell 7 PM ET / Doors open at 6 PM

Tickets for the November 18th fight card at The Claridge are priced at $200, $125, $80 and $55 (General Admission) and can be purchased at www.RisingBoxingPromotions.com

For More information, Contact:

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

Marc Abrams PR, 1229 Chestnut Street, Apt 217, Philadelphia, PA

Rising Promotions Press Conference Video

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Rising Promotions Press Conference Video

 WEIGH IN TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON RISING PROMOTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE TODAY AT 2 PM ET

Thomas LaManna to take on Samuel Amoako for LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title this Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

Raymond Serrano – Enver Halili

for WBC Fecarbox Welterweight title Adam Lopez vs Jorge Diaz for the WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight title

Plus undefeated Alvin Vermall, Frederick Julan & Yurik Mamedov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlantic City, NJ (November 17, 2017)–  Below is the video from Thursday’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s big championship tripleheader card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

Present at the press conference was welterweight contender Thomas LaManna and his opponent Samuel Amoako; As well as Welterweight Raymond Serrano and co-promoter Greg Cohen.

 

TODAYS WEIGH IN FROM THE CLARIDGE HOTEL CONNECTOR ON THE 2ND FLOOR WILL BE STREAMED LIVE AT 2 PM ET ON THE RISING PROMOTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE

In the main event, Thomas LaManna (24-2, 9 KOs) takes on Samuel Amoako (23-16, 17 KOs) in a ten round battle for the LBF Intercontinental title.

Raymond Serrano (23-4, 10 KOs) takes on Enver Halili (10-0, 3 KOs) in a ten round welterweight clash for the WBC Fecarbox Welterweight  title.

Adam Lopez (16-1-2, 8 KOs) battles Jorge Diaz (18-5-1, 10 KOs) for the WBC Fecarbox Super bantamweight title in a eight-round bout.

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In a six-round welterweight bout, Yurik Mamedov (7-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY battles Vincent Floyd (3-3-1, 2 Kos) of Philadelphia in a welterweight contest.

Alvin Vermall, Jr. (13-0-1, 11 KOs) of Catskills, NY will take on Nicholas Lavin (5-6, 4 KOs) of Shelton, Connecticut in a six-round cruiserweight bout. Frederick Julan (6-0, 4 KOs) of New York, NY will fight Willis Lockett (15-21-6, 5 KOs) of Takoma Park, Maryland in a six-round light heavyweight fight. Sidell Blocker (1-9-1) of Pleasantville, NJ will fight a rematch with Tomas Romain (4-1) of Brooklyn, NY in a lightweight bout.

Jonathan Arroyo of New York will make his pro debut against Steve Moore (0-1) of Orange, NJ in a welterweight bout.

Tickets for the November 18th fight card at The Claridge are priced at $200, $125, $80 and $55 (General Admission) and can be purchased at www.RisingBoxingPromotions.com

For More information, Contact: Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

Adam Lopez “A win over Jorge Diaz on Saturday gets me back knocking on the door of a title shot”

WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight title fight this Saturday at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

Championship card loaded show with three title bouts

PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY AT MALCOM’S LOUNGE IN THE CLARIDGE HOTEL AT 6 PM

Thomas LaManna to take on Samuel Amoako for LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title

Raymond Serrano – Enver Halili now for WBC Fecarbox Welterweight title

Plus undefeated Alvin Vermall, Frederick Julan & Yurik Mamedov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlantic City, NJ (November 15, 2017)–Super Bantamweight contender Adam Lopez is looking to getting back to the perch of being on a short list to fight for a world title.

Back on January 20th, Lopez was right there when he took on Daniel Roman in what was a WBA title elimination bout in Atlantic City.

Unfortunately for Lopez, he came up on the short end of that fight, but Saturday night he returns to Atlantic City when he takes on Jorge Diaz in an eight-round bout for the WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight title at The Claridge Hotel. 

The show is promoted by Rising Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions and Winner Take All Productions.

Lopez of San Antonio, Texas has set up his 2nd training camp in Northern New Jersey under trainer Wali Moses.

Lopez is promoted by GH3 Promotions

“Camp was good.  I am just taking off the last few pounds.  I take my weight off slowly, and be comfortable, and then I rehydrate the right way,” said Lopez.

Lopez knows a win over the tough Diaz would get him right back in contention in the 122 pound division.

“I think a win gets me back to the place where I was at before the Roman fight.  I will be knocking on the door of a title fight.”

“Diaz  is a rough fighter, and I expect a tough fight from him.  He has some good wins, and even though he has lost a few fights, four of them have been to undefeated fighters and the other was to a fighter with one loss, so I expect and I am preparing for the best Jorge Diaz.”

“I just want everyone to come out on November 18th, and I will put on a good show.”
In the main event, Thomas LaManna (24-2, 9 KOs) takes on Samuel Amoako (23-16, 17 KOs) in a ten round battle for the LBF Intercontinental title.

Raymond Serrano (23-4, 10 KOs) takes on Enver Halili (10-0, 3 KOs) in a ten round welterweight clash for the WBC Fecarbox Welterweight  title.

Adam Lopez (16-1-2, 8 KOs) battles Jorge Diaz (18-5-1, 10 KOs) for the WBC Fecarbox Super bantamweight title in a eight-round bout.

In a six-round welterweight bout, Yurik Mamedov (7-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY battles Vincent Floyd (3-3-1, 2 Kos) of Philadelphia in a welterweight contest.

Alvin Vermall, Jr. (13-0-1, 11 KOs) of Catskills, NY will take on Nicholas Lavin (5-6, 4 KOs) of Shelton, Connecticut in a six-round cruiserweight bout.

Frederick Julan (6-0, 4 KOs) of New York, NY will fight Willis Lockett (15-21-6, 5 KOs) of Takoma Park, Maryland in a six-round light heavyweight fight.

Sidell Blocker (1-9-1) of Pleasantville, NJ will fight a rematch with Tomas Romain (4-1) of Brooklyn, NY in a lightweight bout.

Jonathan Arroyo of New York will make his pro debut against Steve Moore (0-1) of Orange, NJ in a welterweight bout.

Tickets for the November 18th fight card at The Claridge are priced at $200, $125, $80 and $55 (General Admission) and can be purchased at www.RisingBoxingPromotions.com

Anthony “Juice” Young headlines on Saturday, December 16th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

 
Anthony “Juice” Young headlines on Saturday, December 16th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

Heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon in action

Gabriel Pham, Alicia Ashley, Prince Badi Ajamu, Terrance Cauthen & Ikram Kerwat in separate bouts

Plus undefeated Vidal Rivera and Mike Hilton

For Immediate Release

Atlantic City, New Jersey (November 2, 2017)–Local favorite Anthony “Juice” Young will headline a special night of action dubbed “Boardwalk Brawls 2” on Saturday, December 16th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The show is promoted by Mis Downing Promotions.

Young of Atlantic City has a record of 18-2 with six knockouts, and is riding a seven fight winning streak.

The 29 year-old Young is a six-year veteran who has garnered wins over Jose Javier Calderon (4-1), and is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over 56-fight veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez on August 19th at The Claridge.

This will be Young’s 4th consecutive start at The Claridge and 12th overall fight in his hometown of Atlantic City.

Young’s opponent in the scheduled ten-round bout will be announced shortly.

Appearing the eight-round heavyweight co-feature will be Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon.  

 

Witherspoon of Paulsboro, New Jersey has a record of 36-3 with 28 knockouts.

 

 

The 36 year-old Witherspoon is a 13-year-professional has fought some of the top fighters in the Heavyweight division.

He has wins over Yul Witherspoon (1-0), Michael Alexander (11-0), Talmidge Griffis (24-6-3), Jonathan Haggler (18-1), Adam Richards (21-1), Ty Cobb (14-2), Nick Guivas (11-2-2) and Michael Marrone (21-5).

Witherspoon has stopped his last six foes, and is coming off a 4th round stoppage over Carlos Sandoval on October 1, 2016 in Trenton, New Jersey.

Witherspoon’s opponent will be announced shortly.

An all-star lineup makes up an exciting undercard.

In eight-round bouts:

Former world Super Bantamweight champion Alicia Ashley (24-11-1, 4 KOs) of Jamaica will fight Kristie Simmons (8-3, 2 KOs) of Denver, Colorado.

In six-round bouts:

Gabriel Pham (9-1, 4 KOs) of Atlantic City will take on an opponent to be named in a super middleweight bout.

Prince Badi Ajamu (28-3-1, 15 KOs) of Camden, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a cruiserweight fight.

Former U.S. Olympian Terrance Cauthen (36-8, 9 KOs) of Trenton, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a junior welterweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Vidal Rivera (7-0, 4 KOs) of Camden, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a featherweight bout.

Mike Hilton (7-0, 6 KOs) of Trenton, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a cruiserweight bout.Shadd Gamhour (5-0, 4 KOs) of Pensacola, FL will take on an opponent to be named in a middleweight tussle.

Ikram Kerwat (8-1, 5 KOs) of Beja, Tunisia will take on an opponent to be named in a lightweight scrap.

Tickets are priced at $150, $120, $85 & $60 and can be purchased  at The Claridge Hotel or by calling 609-712-3854 or email mreglus12@aol.com

Open media workout for Thomas LaManna, Jason Sosa, Christopher Diaz, & Steven Ortiz on Saturday, November 11th at TKO Fitness in Cherry Hill, New Jersey Media workout begins at 2 PM ET

 

Open media workout for Thomas LaManna, Jason Sosa, Christopher Diaz,  & Steven Ortiz on Saturday, November 11th at TKO Fitness in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Media workout begins at 2 PM ET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cherry Hill, NJ (November 2, 2017)–On Saturday afternoon, November 11, four of the finest boxers that train in Cherry Hill, NewJersey will hold an open media workout in advance of their upcoming high-profile fights.

Welterweight contender Thomas LaManna, former junior lightweight world champion Jason Sosa, undefeated lightweight Steven Ortiz and undefeated junior lightweight Christopher Diaz will workout for media and fans at TKO Fitness in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

WHO: Thomas LaManna (24-2, 9 KOs)–Welterweight; Fights 11/18 in Atlantic City            Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KOs)–Jr.Lightweight; Fights 11/25 on HBO in NYC            Steven Ortiz (7-0, 2 KOs) lightweight fighting in NYC on 12/9            Christopher Diaz (21-0, 13 KOs)–Jr. Lightweights\; Fights 12/9 on ESPN in NYC            Raul “Chino” Rivas–Trainer of all four above fighters

What:  Open Media workout
When:  Saturday, November 11th at 2 PM
Where:  TKO Fitness               1615 North Kings Highway               Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Thomas LaManna headlines on against Samuel Amoako on Saturday, November 18th at The Claridge in Atlantic City

Jason Sosa battles Robinson Castellanos on Saturday, November 25th at The Theater a Madison Square Garden Live on HBO Championship Boxing®

Christopher Diaz takes on Casey Ramos on Saturday, December 9th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden and live on ESPN.

Steven Ortiz fights Fazliddin Gaibnazarov on Saturday, December 9th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden .

Tickets for the November 18th fight card at The Claridge are priced at $200, $125, $80 and $55 (General Admission) and can be purchased at www.RisingBoxingPromotions.com

For More information, Contact:
Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

Thomas LaManna to take on Samuel Amoako for LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title on Saturday, November 18th at The Claridge in Atlantic City

Thomas LaManna takes on Samuel Amoako

for LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title Saturday, November 18th

at The Claridge in Atlantic City


Devin Haney takes on Taiwo Ali Sulaimon in special attraction

Raymond Serrano battles Enver Halili in 10-round co-feature


Adam Lopez fights Jorge Diaz


Plus undefeated Alvin Vermall & Yurik Mamedov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlantic City, NJ (November 2, 2017)–Tough veteran Samuel Amoako steps in for Tomas Mendez to fight popular welterweight contender Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna in a scheduled ten-round bout for the LBF Intercontinental welterweight title on Saturday, November 18th at The Claridge in Atlantic City.

The bout will headline a nine-bout card promoted by Rising Promotions, Greg Cohen Promotions, Devin Haney Promotions & Winner Take All Productions.

“This is boxing and changes always happen. I was looking forward to fighting Mendez but due to visa issues, that killed the fight. I’m not taking Amoako lightly because any fighter is dangerous in their own way. Amoako has fought a lot of good fighters and only been stopped twice in his career. Wasn’t my favorite choice as opponent but Amoako was the first to sign contract last minute,” said LaManna.

Amoako of Silver Spring, Maryland via Accra, Ghana, has a record of 23-16 with 17 knockouts.

The 33 year-old Amoako is a 12 year-veteran and has wins over Albert Mensah (9-2-1) & Richard Amenfu (9-2).  Amoako has faced some of the best fighters in the world in former world champion Gavin Rees as well as former world title challengers Miguel Roman, Sharif Bogere.  Bogere has also shared the ring with top contenders Jonathan Maicelo, Tony Luis and Mike Reed.

Amoako has only been stopped twice, and this will be his 14th fight in the last 21 months.  He is coming off a decision loss to Skender Halili on October 21st in Newark, New Jersey.

In an eight-round junior welterweight special attraction, Devin Haney (17-0, 14 KOs) of Las Vegas battles Taiwo Ali Sulaimon (21-5-1, 16 KOs) of Lagos, Nigeria.

In the ten-round co-feature, Raymond Serrano (23-4, 10 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight Enver Halili (10-0, 3 KOs) of Bronx, NY in a welterweight bout.

In an eight-round battle for the WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight title, Adam Lopez (16-1-2, 8 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas takes on Jorge Diaz (18-5-1, 10 KOs) of New Brunswick, NJ.

In an six-round junior middleweight bout fights Jeff Lentz (5-1, 1 KO) of Bellmar, NJ takes on an opponent to be named.

In a six-round welterweight bout, Yurik Mamedov (7-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY battles Vincent Floyd (3-3-1, 2 Kos) of Philadelphia in a welterweight contest. Continue reading

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna returns to the ring when he battles Tomas Mendez for WBC Silver Latino & LBF Intercontinental Welterweight titles on Saturday. November 18th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

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Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna returns to the ring when he battles Tomas Mendez for WBC Silver Latino & LBF Intercontinental Welterweight titles on Saturday November 18th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

WBC Youth Champion Devin Haney battles Taiwo Ali Sulaimon

Raymond Serrano battles Enver Halili in co-feature

Adam Lopez squares off with Jorge Diaz for WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight title Skender Halili takes on Jeff Lentz Tommy Rainone in final ring appearance

Plus undefeated Yurik Mamedov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlantic City, NJ (October 10, 2017)–On Saturday night, November 18th, welterweight contender Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna returns to the ring when he takes on Tomas Mendez in 10-round fight for LaManna’s WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title, as well as the LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title.  The fight will headline a stacked night of boxing at The Claridge Hotel.

The show is promoted by Rising Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions in association with Devin Haney Promotions and Winner Take All Productions.

“This is our 10th show and we expect this to be the best turn out,” said Debbie LaManna, CEO of Rising Promotions. “With a stacked undercard, and my son getting to headline again, we can all expect a great night of boxing. I’m happy Thomas decided to stick with it, after more than 10 years and a lot of money spent, it would be foolish to stop now when he is right there. We are happy to be doing this show with Greg Cohen and we look forward to bigger and better things together in the future.”

I am thrilled to be working with Rising Promotions This is a stacked from top to bottom.  It is worthy of a ShoBox card,” said Greg Cohen, President of Greg Cohen Promotions.. .”When you have a show with Thomas defending his title and fighters like Devin Haney, and fights such as Serrano against Enver Halili plus Skender Halili fighting Jeff Lentz, every fight is a TV worthy fight.  We are really excited to bring this to The Claridge, and a great way to finish out the year in Atlantic City and happy that GCP is a co-promoter on the show.”

LaManna of Millville, New Jersey will be making the 1st defense of the WBC Silver Latino title that he won on August 19th when he scored two knockdowns en-route to a ten round unanimous decision over George Sosa at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

The 25 year-old Lamanna is a six-year professional who has wins over veteran’s Ayi Bruce, Kendal Mena, Eduardo Flores, and Carlos Winston Velasquez.

This will be LaManna’s 7th bout at The Claridge and 16th in Atlantic City.

“I’m back! I couldn’t stay away for long. It’s crazy, after my last fight, I was set on being done with boxing,” said Thomas LaManna. “I Couldn’t handle the stress anymore and it’s hard. I have a huge chip on my shoulder with no promoter, no more financial backing, just me and my mother.  We have  mart strategic planning, and a Dream. I feel I have a lot left and I’ll be knocking on doors in 2018. To me, Mendez is dangerous because you never know what he will bring. I’ve always said records don’t mean anything to me. We’ll see on November 18 what he brings and like I always say, I make my adjustments and do what I have to do to win.” “As for this card, I feel it’s the best one we at Rising Promotions have put together. Raymond Serrano and Enver Halili is a solid cross roads fight, and I’m glad we got it done. I’m excited to have Devin Haney on the show, and Tommy Rainone’s go away fight is special. Expect another sell out. Thank you to everyone involved putting this great card together including all the fighters involved, The NJSACB, Commissioner Larry Hazzard and Rhonda Utley-Herring, Greg Cohen, the LBF and Ms. Marian Muhammad, the WBC, GH3 Promotions and The Claridge.”

Mendez of Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic has a record of 24-10 with 17 knockouts.

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LaManna decisions Sosa; wins WBC Silver Latino Title; Announces retirement

CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ON THE BOARDWALK!!!

LaManna decisions Sosa; wins WBC Silver Latino Title;  Announces retirement 

Mayfield & Capers battle to a draw

Vermall, Julan, Rodriguez, Mamedov, Rivera & Ortiz remain undefeated

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ-It was a bittersweet night for welterweight contender Thomas LaManna as he won a 10-round unanimous decision over George Sosa in an entertaining bout in front of a capacity crowd at The Claridge Hotel In Atlantic City. The 11-bout card was promoted by Rising Promotions.

LaManna won the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title and shortly after, the fighter known as “Cornflake” promptly announced his retirement in the ring.

The two traded big blows throughout the bout as Sosa came out very aggressively and was able to land some good right hands.  LaManna was giving better of the two-way action, which had the sold-out crowd very enthused throughout the contest.

 

In round two, Sosa started to swell under his left eye. In round six, He started bleeding badly from his nose as the result of pinpoint shots from LaManna.

In round six, LaManna was dominant by scoring two knockdowns from body shots. LaManna was relentless in battering Sosa all over the ring with Sosa lucky to hear the bell to culminate the round.  Both guys traded hard shots down the stretch with LaManna getting the better of the action.  Every so often, Sosa was able to score with hard shots, but they were few and far between.

 

LaManna sat down on his punches and landed thudding blows as he tried to get the stoppage against the tough Sosa.

LaManna, 147 lbs of Millville, NJ won by scores of 98-90 twice and 99-88 to raise his record to 24-2. Sosa of Reading, PA falls to 15-10.

“The body work, the distance and the jab was working for me. He was long and tall so we worked on the distance and I started to put my punches together. The body work is what put him down,”said LaManna. “I took some shots from him, but that is not what I go in wanting to do. I wore him down, worked the body, touched his arms and touched his body.”

“It feels so great to win a championship and to get that hardware.”

Then LaManna announced that this would be his last fight.

“It’s Over. It’s Over. I put a lot of years into this. This is it. I want to thank my parents, Vinny Ponte my promoter, my trainer and everybody who have helped me along the way.”

 

Former world champion Imamu Mayfield and Lamont Capers slugged it out to an eight-round split draw in their cruiserweight bout. In round six, Mayfield was cut over his left eye from a punch, and Capers had bad swelling over his left eye from a headbutt.Each fighter took a card by a 77-75, tally while 3rd card read even at 76-76. Mayfield, 200 lbs of Freehold, NJ is now 26-10-3. Capers, 196 lbs of Hawley, PA is 7-10-3.

 

Yurik Mamedov won a six-round unanimous decision over Ariel Vasquez in a welterweight bout. Mamedov, 145.5 lbs of Brooklyn, NY won by scores of 60-54 on all cards, and is now 7-0. Vasquez, 145.3 lbs of Managua, NIC is 12-19-2.

 

Emmanuel Rodriguez won a four round unanimous decision over pro debuting Willie Anderson. Scores were 40-36 on all cards for Rodriguez, 119 lbs of Newark, NJ, and he is now 2-0. Anderson, 122 lbs of Paulsboro, NJ is 0-1. Anderson is the son of former Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Willie “Flipper” Anderson.

 

Vidal Rivera won a four-round unanimous decision over Weusi Johnson in a featherweight bout. Despite being cut over his left eye in round two, Rivera was able to sweep all cards to the tune of 40-36. Rivera, 128.6 lbs of Camden, NJ is now 7-0. Johnson, 130.3 lbs of Wilmington, DE is 2-5.

 

Frederick Julan stopped Tahlik Taylor in the 6th and final round of their light heavyweight bout. Julan landed a hard left that sent Taylor staggering back into the ropes, and the bout was stopped at 1:15. Julan, 173 lbs of Brooklyn is now 6-0 with three stoppages. Taylor, 177 lbs of Freeport, NY is 2-8.

 

Alvin Vermall, Jr. stopped LeMarcus Tucker in round two of their scheduled six-round cruiserweight bout. Vermall was dominant as he landed power shots from the early stages in round one. In round two, he landed three vicious shots that sent Tucker into a defenseless state, and the bout was stopped at 2:18. Vermall, Jr., 192 lbs of Catskills, NY is now 13-0-1 with 11 knockouts. Tucker is 4-3-1.

 

Tomas Romain win a four round majority decision over pro debuting Marcos Lugo in a lightweight bout. Romain, 131.7 lbs of Brooklyn, NY won by scores of 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38 and is now 4-1. Lugo, 131.6 lbs of Vineland, NJ is 0-1.

 

Nahir Albright flattened Ronald Logan in 77 seconds of their scheduled four-round junior welterweight bout. Albright landed a perfect right that sent Logan down for several minutes. Albright, 139.1 lbs of Philadelphia is 2-1 with one knockout. Logan, 140 lbs of New York, NY is 0-2.

 

Anthony Young won a six-round unanimous decision over Carlos Winston Velasquez in a welterweight bout. Young, 144 1/2 lbs of Pleasantville, NJ won by scores of 60-54 on all cards, and is now 18-2. Velasquez, 145 1/2 lbs of Managua, NIC is 25-30-2.

 

Joshafat Ortiz won a four-round unanimous decision over Sidell Blocker in a lightweight bout. Ortiz, 129 lbs of Reading, Pa won on two cards 40-36 and 39-37 and is now 2-0. Blocker, 128 lbs of Pleasantville, NJ is 1-9-1,

 

For More information, Contact: Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

Big 11 bout card on tap for Saturday, August 19th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ON THE BOARDWALK!!!

Big 11 bout card on tap for Saturday, August 19th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna takes on George Sosa for WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title

Former world champion Imamu Mayfield takes on Lamont Capers

Plus undefeated Joshafat Ortiz, Yurik Mamedov, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Frederick Julan, Alvin Vermall Jr., & Malik Jackson

 Anthony “Juice” Young takes on Carlos Winston Velasquez

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlantic City, NJ (July 27, 2017)–On Saturday night, August 19th, it will be wall to wall boxing action as 11 big fights will make up a tremendous night of boxing at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

 

The card, which is promoted Rising Promotions will feature a title bout, a former world champion, and some of the brightest prospects in well matched bouts.  The show is just another in the line of terrific cards by Rising Promotions.  The show will feature an unheard of 11 big fights, which are strategically matched for the fans, who will get their full monies worth of action.

 

In the main event, local favorite, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (23-2, 9 KOs) of Millville, NJ will take on knockout artist, George Sosa (15-9, 15 KOs) of Reading, PA in a ten-round battle for the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title. The winner of the fight will garner a top-20 world ranking by the WBC.

 

In the eight-round feature, former cruiserweight world champion, Imamu Mayfield (26-10-2, 19 Kos) of Freehold, New Jersey battles Lamont Capers (7-10-2) of Hawley, Pennsylvania.

 

In six-round bouts:

Anthony “Juice” Young (17-2, 6 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ battles Carlos Winston Velasquez (25-29-2, 14 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a welterweight bput.

Yurik Mamedov (6-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn. NY takes on Ariel Vasquez (12-18-2, 9 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a welterweight bout.

Frederick Julan (5-0, 2 Kos) of Brooklyn, NY battles Brian Macy (5-2, 2 KOs) of New Haven, CT in a light heavyweight battle.

Alvin Vermall, Jr. (11-0-1, 10 KOs) of Catskills, NY will take on Tracy Johnson (4-5-4) of Boston, MA in a cruiserweight affair.

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In four-round bouts:

Joshafat Ortiz (1-0of Reading, PA will take on Sidell Blocker (1-8-1) of Pleasantville, NJ in a lightweight fight.

Pro debuting Biheem Billups takes on Nahir Albright (1-1) in a battle of Philadelphia based lightweights.

Emmanuel Rodriguez (1-0) of Newark, NJ will take on pro debuting Willie Anderson of Paulsboro, NJ in a bantamweight bout.

Marcos Lugo of Vineland, NJ will make his pro debut against Tomas Romain (3-1) of Brooklyn, NY in a lightweight scrap.

Malik Jackson (2-0, 2 KOs) of Washington, DC will fight an opponent to be named in a super bantamweight bout.

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are priced at $150, $125, $100, $80 and $55 and can be purchased at www.rspboxing.com

 

LaManna decisions Velasquez in Atlantic City; LaManna now targets Cintron Judah and Harrison! Wins by Young, Smith, Pham, Romain, Vines & Julan

LaManna decisions Velasquez in Atlantic City
LaManna now targets Cintron, Judah and Harrison
Wins by Young, Smith, Pham, Romain, Vines & Julan

Rising Promotions back at The Claridge on August 19

 

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ATLANTIC CITY (JUNE 12, 2017) — This past Saturday, welterweight Thomas LaManna won an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez that headlined a card at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

 

The show was the 8th consecutive capacity capacity crowd promoted by Rising Promotions at the Claridge

LaManna dominated the action with power shots that he landed behind a long jab throughout the contest.  Velasquez was game as he took a lot of shots and landed an occasional power shot.  LaManna sealed the deal in the final round when he landed a flush 4-punch combination that put Velasquez on the canvas.

LaManna of Millville, NJ won on all cards by scores of 80-71 to raise his mark to 23-2.  Velasquez falls to 24-29-2.

“Velasquez was tough and durable,”said LaManna following the fight.

“I needed this fight, and now I would like to fight Kermit Cintron if he should win his fight with Tyrone Brunson on June 24th.  Maybe he will stop ducking me,  I want to fight a big name like Cintron, Zab Judah or a rematch with Dusty Harrison.  We at Rising Promotions will be back here at the Claridge on August for our 9th event.”

Anthony Young won a eight-round unanimous decision over George Sosa in an entertaining welterweight contest.

Young was extremely active as he landed hard combinations with Sosa landing an occasional hard shot to the head.

Young of Atlantic City won by scores of 80-72 twice and 80-71 to raise his mark to 17-2.  Sosa of Reading, PA is 15-9.

Donald Smith remained undefeated by winning a four round unanimous decision over Sidell Blocker in super featherweight bout.

Smith of Philadelphia won on all cards 40-36, and is now 5-0.  Blocker of Pleasantville, NJ is 1-8-1.

Chris Thomas and Oscar Valdez battled to a four round majority draw in a middleweight contest.

Thomas of Beachwood, NJ took a card 39-37, while two judges saw it even at 38-38.

Thomas is now 6-0-1.  Valdez of Batesville, ARK is 1-2-1.

Gabriel Pham won a six round unanimous decision over Edgar Perez in a light heavyweight bout.

Pham won on all cards 60-54 and is now 9-1. Perez of Chicago is 7-21.

Tomas Romain won a four round unanimous decision over Lamont White in a lightweight bout.

Romain of Brooklyn, NY won by scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37, and is now 3-1. White of Washington, DC is now 1-8.

Elijah Vines remained perfect with a 3rd round stoppage over Harry Tyrone Paige in a scheduled four round junior middleweight bout.

In round one, Vines dropped Paige with a perfect right hook. In round three, Vines dropped Paige with a right to the body. Paige got to his feet, but his corner pulled the plug at 1:42.

Vines of Philadelphia is 4-0 with 4 knockouts. Paige of Batesville, ARK is 0-5.

Frederick Julan stopped Jose Valderrama in the 6th and final round of their light heavyweight bout.

Julan dropped Valderrama in round six with a body shot. Julan finished off the when he dropped Valderrama for a 2nd time with a right hook to the head, and the fight was stopped at 1:17.

Julan of Brooklyn, NY is 5-0 with three knockouts. Valderrama of Manati, PR is 5-20.

Dan Pasciolla and LeMarcus Tucker battled to a majority draw in a rematch of Heavyweights.

In round one, Pasciolla began to bleed from his nostrils.

Pasciolla took a card 58-56. That was overruled by 57-57 scores.

Pasciolla of Brick, NJ is 9-2-3. Tucker of Batesville, ARK is 4-2-1.

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Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna looking for major names with a win this Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City

LaManna to battle 54-fight veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez in main event
 
Anthony “Juice” Young takes on George Sosa in co-feature
 
Dan Pasciolla & Gabriel Pham in action
 
Also undefeated Donald Smith, Chris Thomas, Elijah Vines & Fredrick Julian
 
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Atlantic City, NJ (June 8, 2017)–Welterweight contender, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna feels that he is on the brink of a breakthrough win, and he is looking to fight a big name later this Summer that will help catapult himself up the rankings, and on his way to a world title shot.
 
This Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, he first must get through 54-fight veteran Carlos Winston Velasquez in the eight-round main event of a card promoted by Rising Promotions.
 
LaManna, 22-2 with nine knockouts of Millville, New Jersey, will be looking for his 2nd consecutive win, and a win over Velasquez would set up a coveted fight with highly thought of foe.
 

“I am looking forward to a great fight on Saturday.  I am not taking Velasquez lightly as he is a tough veteran who has had 54 fights,” said LaManna. “After I win, I want something big.  Myself and Rising Promotions have regional title bouts in mind.  Fights with Zab Judah and Kermit Cintron have been brought up.  The ultimate goal is to get world rated, and climb up the ladder with meaningful fights that I would like to take place in Atlantic City.”

“Because I have two losses, I get calls all the time to be an opponent.  I don’t look at myself as being one.  I am one of the biggest, if not the biggest tickets seller in New Jersey, with a tremendous fan base, and myself and my Rising Promotions team would like to capitalize on that and move me along like a real promotional company is supposed to move a fighter.  Atlantic City is a great fight town, and I think that we can bring the type of bouts back to the boardwalk that made this town the mecca of boxing that it once was.  I think a fight with a big name opponent later this Summer would create great buzz in the Atlantic City boxing scene, and it would keep me moving towards my goal of being a world champion.”

In the eight-round co-feature, Anthony “Juice” Young (16-2, 6 KO’a) of Atlantic City battles George Sosa  (15-8, 15 KO’s) of New Jersey in a welterweight bout.

In six-round bouts:

Gabriel Pham (8-1, 4 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ will battle Edgar Perez (7-20, 3 KO’s) of Chicago in a super middleweight clash.

Frederick Julian (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Cambaul, France will take on Jose Valderrama (5-19, 3 KO’s) of Manati, PR in a light heavyweight bout.Dan Pasciolla (9-2-2) of Brick, NJ will battle Lemarcus Tucker (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Batesville, AR in a rematch of heavyweights.  Pasciolla took the first bout this past March via six-round split decision.

In four-round bouts:

Donald Smith (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Sidell Blocker (1-7-1) of Pleasantville, NJ in a super featherweight bout.

Chris Thomas (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Toms River, NJ will take on Oscar Valdez (1-2, 1 KO) of Batesville, AR in a middleweight bout

Elijah Vines (3-0, 3 KO’ts) of Philadelphia will take on Henry Tyrone Paige (0-4) of Batesville, ARK  in a junior middleweight tilt.

Tomas Romain (2-1) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Lamont White (1-7, 1 KO) of Washington, DC in a lightweight bout.

THE WEIGH IN WILL BE STREAMED LIVE THIS FRIDAY AT 3 PM ET ON THE RISING PROMOTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE
Tickets for this great evening of boxing are priced at $150, $125, $100, $80 and $55 and can be purchased at www.rspboxing.com

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Anthony “Juice “Young looking for 6th straight win this Saturday when he battles George Sosa in co-feature bout at The Claridge in Atlantic City

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Atlantic City, NJ (June 6, 2017)–Popular native son, welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young will look for his 6th consecutive win when he battles hard-hitting George Sosa in the eight-round co-feature this Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

 

The show is promoted by Rising Promotions.

 

In the main event, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (22-2, 9 KO’s) takes on Carlos Winston Velasquez (24-28-2, 15 KO’s) in an eight-round welterweight contest

 

Young of Atlantic City has a record of 16-2 with six knockouts has won five in a row was given the task of fighting Sosa on two weeks notice.  Young was training for an all-New Jersey showdown with Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Jr. but Rodriguez had to pull out due to an injury.

 

“My camp has been great.  Sosa is a late-replacement, but that really does not matter, because I was preparing for whoever,”said the 29 year-old Young.

 

Young knows that Sosa is a big puncher, but feels he is a different fighter outside of his home-country of the Dominican Republic.

 

“Sosa has 15 wins, and I know he has all of his victories by knockout.  But he was matched lightly when he fought in the Dominican Republic.  It doesn’t matter what he will bring, because I have been preparing for him like he is Floyd Mayweather.”

 

Young has been preparing in New Jersey under the tutelage of trainer, Raul “Chino” Rivas.  Young is in a camp that includes recent world champion Jason Sosa, top contender Tevin Farmer and lightweight contender Michael Perez among others, and Young feels that the switch of trainers, which mirrors this win streak is no coincidence.

 

“Chino has fixed a lot of my bad habits.  He has me working on the jab, pivoting, and working the body.  Since moving to Chino, I have improved with every fight.”

 

This will be the 10th appearance on the Boardwalk for Young, and he will look to his mark to 9-1 in Atlantic City (Young is 2-0 at The Claridge).

 

“I am privileged to fight where I was born.  I always look forward to fighting in Atlantic City, and I look forward to putting on a great show on Saturday night.”

 

Sosa of New Jersey has a record of 15-8 with all 15 wins coming via knockout.

 

The 30 year-old Sosa is a six-year professional, who began his career in the Dominican Republic with six consecutive knockouts.

 

Sosa’s losses have come to fighters who had a combined record of 87-7-1 and they included Three undefeated fighters plus contenders Ray Robinson and Ed Peredes.

 

Sosa has won two consecutive bouts by knockout as in his most recent effort he stopped Jesus Pascual in three rounds on October 29, 2016 in the Domincan Republic.

 

In six-round bouts:

Gabriel Pham (8-1, 4 KO’s) of Pleasantville, NJ will take on Edgar Perez (7-20, 3 KO’s) of Chicago, IL super middleweight bout. Frederick Julian (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Cambaul, France will take on an opponent to be named in a light heavyweight bout. Dan Pasciolla (9-2-2) of Brick, NJ will battle Lemarcus Tucker (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Batesville, AR in a rematch of heavyweights.  Pasciolla took the first bout this past March via six-round split decision.

 

In four-round bouts:

 

Donald Smith (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Sidell Blocker (1-7-1) of Pleasantville, NJ in a super featherweight bout.

 

Chris Thomas (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Toms River, NJ will take on Oscar Valdez (1-2, 1 KO) of Batesville, AR in a middleweight bout

 

Elijah Vines (3-0, 3 KO’ts) of Philadelphia will take on Henry Tyrone Paige (0-4) of Batesville, ARK  in a junior middleweight tilt.

 

Tomas Romain (2-1) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Lamont White (1-7, 1 KO) of Washington, DC in a lightweight bout.

 

THE WEIGH IN WILL BE STREAMED LIVE THIS FRIDAY AT 3 PM ET ON THE RISING PROMOTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are priced at $150, $125, $100, $80 and $55 and can be purchased at www.rspboxing.com