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Derric Rossy Defends Belt vs Spoiler Zack Page;

Press Release: February 26, 2010 - Picture by David Martin.  Read About his last Fight

Derric Rossy to defend against Zack PageA national heavyweight championship, a noted junior welterweight veteran, an undefeated cruiserweight and an undefeated young lightweight will highlight the domestically non-televised undercard matches supporting the March 6 HBO-televised (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) world championship unification main event at Mohegan Sun pitting undefeated World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” against International Boxing Federation junior welterweight champion Juan “Iron Twins” Urango.

WBC USNBC heavyweight champion Derric Rossy (22-2, 12 KOs), from Medford, N.Y., will defend his title in a rematch with upset-minded Zack Page (20-27-2, 7 KOs), from Warren, Ohio; respected junior welterweight veteran Steve Forbes (34-7, 10 KOs), from Las Vegas, will take on dangerous Dominican Republic puncher Harrison Cuello, now fighting out of Bronx, N.Y.; undefeated cruiserweight contender Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (13-0, 4 KOs) will square off against clubbing cruiserweight Paul Jennette (11-2, 8 KOs), from Greensboro, N.C.; and an intriguing young lightweight prospect Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (7-0, 4 KOs), originally from Cuba now based in Miami, ...continue


Scott Finds a Home Inside the Ring

They make them big in Texas, even their mortgage professionals. Just ask once-beaten heavyweight prospect Herman "Skip" Scott.

And if you're wondering how a 6' 8" 255-pound destroyer with a heavy right hand can find the mild temperament to spend his days filling out home buyers' paperwork and the aggressive temperament to spend his nights pulverizing opponents, you need look no further than the old real estate axiom: it's all about location, location, location.

Skip Scott is a gentleman in business and a monster in the ring.

"I started out kickboxing for about 10 years. I was ranked #3 in the nation and #2 in Texas and went about 75-5 in 80 bouts. Then I hurt my leg, so I went to a boxing gym and fell in love with it," explains the 31 year old of his introduction to the boxing. "I fought three amateur boxing fights total. I entered a Ringside Tournament in Kansas City and made ..continue




This weekend, three members of the highly regarded Joe Hand Boxing Gym will have big bouts in three different venues in the Delaware Valley.

First off, on Friday night, former Jr. Welterweight contender, Michael “No Joke” Stewart will take on Brandon Baue at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware in an eight round Welterweight bout.

Stewart of nearby New Castle, Delaware is looking for one last run as the former USBA Jr. Welterweight champion, has been working very hard at The Joe Hand Boxing Gym and looks re energized under the guidance of trainer’s Danny Davis and Tommy Barnes.

Stewart has a record 44-7-2 with twenty-three wins coming by knockout.

The thirty-two year old is on a two fight winning streak with his previous outing ...continue


Travis Kauffman to Face Miller on 2/27

Allentown, PA (Wednesday, February 24, 2010) –

The first taste of adversity for a professional boxer reveals a great deal about the character of the fighter. Heavyweight prospect Travis Kauffman of Reading, PA intends to show that what hasn’t killed him will only make him stronger when he returns to the ring this Saturday, February 27th at the Rodeway Inn & Conference Center in Allentown, PA against Mike Miller of Akron, OH in the six round main event.

King’s Promotions will promote the ten-bout event that will feature both professional and amateur boxing action.

The full card can be seen via tape delay on for just $4.99 by clicking

Kauffman, 18-1 (15 KO), will be making his first appearance since his first professional loss to Tony Grano in September. Ahead on the scorecards and trying to finish off his fading opponent, Kauffman was drawn in by his opponent’s dirty tactics and left himself open in the process. After taking some time to deal with the defeat, Kauffman has put the ...continue


What About Me(han)???

Former undisputed and two-time heavyweight champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman has this to say in reaction to news that former heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev will be facing Kali Meehan in an important showdown with world-title implications: WHAT?!?

"I destroyed Kali Meehan in four rounds at Madison Square Garden," growled Rahman. "Yes, it was in 2004, but he's only gotten older since then and not only has he not beaten anyone important since then, he hasn't even fought anybody worth mentioning!"

Rahman (45-7-2, 36 KOs) says he would love to step in and face Chagaev. "How do you fight Kali Meehan for a shot at the title when the guy who knocked him out is right here ready to go?"

To compound the matter, Meehan hasn't fought since August of 2008. "I got nothing against Kali Meehan," continued Rahman, "but both times he's stepped up in competition, he's been stopped. I've been in huge fights with all the top opponents. So how do you prepare for a title shot by facing him?"

Rahman's promoter, Greg Cohen of The Empire, says he'd be happy to bring Rahman out to Chagaev's home base of Germany. "Rock will travel anywhere they want to make this happen. No offense to Kali Meehan, but it's insulting to boxing fans to call this a major heavyweight fight. Hasim Rahman deserves this fight a heck of a lot more than Kali Meehan, that's for sure."


Travis Kauffman to Face Miller on 2/27 in Allentown

Press Release: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The first taste of adversity for a professional boxer reveals a great deal about the character of the fighter. Heavyweight prospect Travis Kauffman of Reading, PA intends to show that what hasn’t killed him will only make him stronger when he returns to the ring this Saturday, February 27th at the Rodeway Inn & Conference Center in Allentown, PA against Mike Miller of Akron, OH in the six round main event.

King’s Promotions will promote the ten-bout event that will feature both professional and amateur boxing action.

The full card can be seen via tape delay on for just $4.99 by clicking

Kauffman, 18-1 (15 KO), will be making his first appearance since his first professional loss to Tony Grano in September. Ahead on the scorecards and trying to finish off his fading opponent, Kauffman was drawn in by his opponent’s dirty tactics and left himself open in the process. After taking some time to deal with the defeat, Kauffman has put the ...continue


Rojas Beats Espadas on The Kukulcan Battle Headliner

By Michael Amakor: February 20, 2010 - Read Preview


WBC featherweight champion Elio "The Kid" Rojas (22-1, 13 KOs) scored a lopsided unanimous decision over hometown fighter Guty Espadas Saturday night in  the first defense of his title in the main event of "The Kukulcan Battle" in in Merida, Mexico.The judges scored it 120-110 and 119-109, twice. Read Full Report.


On the undercard Derric Rossy 22-2 (12 KOs)  the USNBC Champion & WBC No. 11th Ranked Heavyweight defended his WBC Fecarbox title after besting Joseph Harris 10-9 (7 KOs) by TKO in the second round at the 1:34 mark.

In another undercard match up Emilo Perea 16-0 (8 KOs) seized the WBC Fecabox Lightweight title after scoring a tko at the 2:50 mark of the ninth round over Julio "Dynamite" Camano 6-1 (3 KOs).

The 10 round scheduled NABF Flyweight championship fight between Wilbert “Hurricane” Uicab 27-5-1 (16 KOs)  and Anthony “Baby Assassin” Villareal 9-3 (4 KOs) was ruled no contest after an accidental clash of heads in the second round.



Press Release: February 20, 2010 - Pictures by Sumio Fakuda/WBC

Sergio MartinezKelly PavlikWorld Middleweight Champion KELLY “The Ghost” PAVLIK returns to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, April 17 to defend his titles against World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight champion SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTINEZ. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Caesars Atlantic City, Pavlik vs. Martinez will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $350, $200, $100 and $50, go on sale This Monday! February 22nd at Noon ET and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster (800) 736-1420 or online at

Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs), who over two years ago, in a near sold-out Boardwalk Hall which included thousands making the trek from his hometown of Youngstown, OH, became World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) world champion by knocking out the previously undefeated and undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor in a bout selected as the “Fight of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Pavlik defeated Taylor handily in their rematch in February 2008 to solidify his claim as one of boxing’s top pound for pound fighters and has since had three successful defenses, all by knockout, two of the wins coming against No. 1 contenders and mandatory challengers.

Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs), a native of Argentina who fights out of Madrid, Spain, first made his presence known to the boxing world in 2007 by knocking out Saul Roman (27-2) in the fourth round of their WBC super welterweight title elimination bout. One year later, Martinez captured the WBC interim super welterweight title with an eighth-round stoppage of Alex Bunema. He was elevated to WBC world super welterweight champion in the latter half of 2009. In his last fight, he lost a highly-disputed 12-round majority decision to former world champions Paul Williams, in a non-title middleweight bout, ending Martinez’s 10-year, 29-bout unbeaten streak.




Press Release: February 19, 2010 - Watch Trailer


Can the renowned Polish warrior withstand the devastating knockout power of “The Nightmare?”

We will all find out on Saturday night, April 24 when Goossen Tutor Promotions and Main Events in association with Ziggy Promotions --- and sponsored by Corona and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino --- presents “RING OF FIRE” on HBO’s Boxing After Dark (11:15 PM ET/PT).

Emanating from the 10,000-seat state of the art Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, the scheduled 12-round main event – for the NABO and IBF Heavyweight International Championship -- will feature local knockout sensation and top world contender Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola, from the nearby city of Riverside, versus former WBC Light Heavyweight, IBF and Ring Magazine Cruiserweight titleholder and current IBF Heavyweight International Champion, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek of Jersey City, NJ by way of Zywiec, Poland.

“Heavyweights, heavyweights, heavyweights! There is nothing better than to have two powerful, hungry, big men in the ring throwing bombs at each other, and in Arreola and Adamek, we have two fighters with over 50 knockouts combined. It’s not ...continue


NY State heavyweight champ Darrel Madison returns

Press Release - February 19, 2010

New York State heavyweight champion Darrel “King David” Madison returns March 12 in the main event on the “St. Patty’s Day Brawl” pro boxing card, presented by O’Shea Brothers Boxing Promotions, at the PAL Gym in Yonkers, New York.

Last July, Madison (14-1, 3 KOs) defeated Nagy Aguilera by an 8-round split decision for the New York State heavyweight title. Madison, fighting out of Central Islip (NY), fights an opponent to be determined Mar. 12 in the 8-round headliner, while IBF No. 12 rated Aguilera battles former world champion Samuel Peter the same night in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator in Texas.

“We’re excited to have Darrel Madison, one of the top heavyweight prospects, headlining our next show,” promoter Brian O’Shea explained. “O’Shea Brothers Boxing continues to showcase some of the best local fighters in legitimate fights. We’re old-school....continue


Colin Dunne Vs. Billy Schwer II Finally

Press Release: February 19, 2009

When Billy Schwer challenged Colin 'Dynamo' Dunne, for his WBU Lightweight World Title back in October 2000, the thousands of fans that packed Wembley Conference Centre were treated to one of the greatest British, if not world, fights of all time in the bout - Judgement Day III

Right from the opening bell the Lightweight division's two best fighters, of the time, stood toe to toe exchanging power punch after power punch. Schwer was the first to land a truly hurtful shot in the first round, a solid right to the jaw which clearly rocked Dunne. But Dunne came straight back at Schwer landing a couple of crackers and consequently won the round.

In the middle rounds it seemed that Schwer had managed to secure most due to ..continue



Why Talk about Freedom?—Jack Johnson

By: George Hanson Jr., Esq - February 15, 2010

Before Muhammad Ali, there was Jack Johnson—black, brash, bold, uncompromising. He was a rich celebrity athlete looming larger than life, breaking social taboos and oftentimes causing men to question their manhood. In the process, he became the most notorious African-American on the planet. Facing the world unafraid, Johnson won the heavyweight championship, made a fortune, drove fast cars, wore expensive suits, appeared regularly in the press, and later in radio and in motion pictures, married three white women, became a fugitive, fled the States for seven years, spent a year in jail, authored two books and patented a wrench before his life ended in a car crash in 1946. Why talk about freedom?

I discovered Jack Johnson in a dusty volume of Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962 (1963) by Lerone Bennett tucked away on a bookcase in my seventh grade homeroom. One year removed from Jamaica, I read the entire three-volume set which gave me a crash course in American history. Given the backdrop of the time,...continue


Elio Rojas Defends Title Against Guty Espadas

Press Release: Pictures From the World Boxing Council

World Boxing Council featherweight champion Elio “The Kid” Rojas will make his first title defense against WBC No. 3-ranked Guty Espadas on Saturday at Paliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

Cancun Boxing and Don King Productions are promoting the event, which has been branded “The Kukulcan Battle at Yucatan, Mexico.” The same firms promoted the highly successful 2008 WBC heavyweight championship match between Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter and Oleg Maskaev in Cancun.

Rojas (21-1, 13 KOs), 27, a native of the Dominican Republic now fighting out of Brooklyn, N.Y., arrived in Merida late last week to make final preparations for Saturday’s match.

“Merida and all of Yucatan are very beautiful and I’m happy to be here,” Rojas said. “I have been greeted warmly by the Mexican people, and I want to win them over in the ring. It is always an honor to fight in front of fans that love boxing and are part of all the great history here.”

Espadas (45-7, 28 KOs) is a native of Merida who has tangled in the past with big names like Erik Morales and Rocky Juarez. A win here in front of his hometown fans would be the highlight of his career.

Meeting fighters on their home turf is nothing new for the rapidly emerging Rojas. He won the WBC crown at the 126-pound limit in Tokyo, Japan, winning a convincing unanimous decision over then-champion Takahiro Aoh on July 14, 2009.




"The public deserves to see good fights and good fighters deserve to be seen by the public!”

Jose Sulaiman, President of the World Boxing Council, is on a mission! He's passionate about bringing boxing back to the people.

Goal: To return boxing to the fans and the athletes.

Solution:, an HD Internet service that streams live boxing to the public, at no cost to them.


Grano out to avenge vs Mark “Oak Tree” Brown

February. 15, 2010

Popular heavyweight prospect Tony “TNT” Grano values avenging his lone pro loss more than money and fame, which is precisely why he desperately wanted a rematch against Mark “Oak Tree” Brown, headlining the March 12th “Brace For Impact” card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES), in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Grano (16-1-1, 13 KOs), a 2005 U.S. National Championships winner and National Golden Gloves Tournament runner-up, has won two in a row since losing to Brown (15-2, 7 KOs), who overcame two knockdowns to stop Grano in the eighth round of their WBF All-Americas title bout Sept. 27, 2008.

Coming off his sensational, nationally-televised knockout of previously-undefeated prospect Travis Kaufman (18-0) last September, Grano had clearly targeted Brown, rather than a top 20 rated opponent, and CES gave him the opportunity for revenge.

“For me, personally,” Grano explained, “I wanted this rematch more than any fight. Ranking-wise, I don’t need it because I’ve already surpassed him (Brown), and my fight on ShoBox (vs. Kaufman) showed everybody it (fight vs. Brown) was a fluke. No excuses, though, I’m not like that. I had a bad night and he had a good night. Negotiations for bigger fights for me were held – (Brian) Minto, (Hasim) Rahman and (Evander) Holyfield – were ..continue



Former champ Mike Tyson and promoter Don KingWriters Note: It has now been 20 years since Mike Tyson shockingly lost the heavyweight title to Buster Douglas in Tokyo and as we revisit its significance in boxing history, some people still lament about what could have been if the youngest undisputed champion had not lost that day 20 years ago, a tragedy still vivid in the minds of boxing fans as if it happened yesterday. In his first steps in fulfillment of this article hopes Tyson and Don King re-united even if for a brief moment, Tyson made a movie and Buster Douglas has been doing the radio talk show circuit, who knows there may be a possibility that Tyson may step back in the ring to settle the score just like Hopkins is trying to do versus Roy Jones.


The Dream of Tyson Lives On

By Michael Amakor

On Saturday June 11, 2005, former undisputed heavyweight champion Iron Mike Tyson suffered another humiliating and shocking defeat after his well publicized comeback, in a fight no one thought he could possibly lose.

Before the fight we caught glimpses of the old Mike Tyson uttering vile invectives about Kevin McBride, describing him as a tomato can.” I’m gonna gut him like a fish" he barked convincingly. His rants made us all reminiscent about past bombasts from a younger Tyson who once declared “There is not a man alive today that can beat me?” Everybody was pumped up and excited because this was the trash talking Mike Tyson we had come to love and we all jumped on the roller coaster ride predicting all kinds of victorious ....continue



King and Sauerland Event Make Counter Offer on Behalf of Nikolai Valuev
To Face WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko

Don King Productions and Sauerland Event have countered K2 Promotions latest offer to former two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolai “Giant Russian” Valuev (50-2, 34 KOs) to face World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) with a deal calling for a 60-40 percentage split.

“They approached us with a $1 million offer for Valuev to face Vitali, and Sauerland Event and I told them we would like $4 million for the fight,” King said. “Now they’ve come back to us with a $2 million guarantee. We countered with a 60-40 split of revenue.

“K2 is making the money more important than the attraction. They are promoting the money while I promote the attraction. The attraction recoups your investment and leads to profit. People-wise and money-wise, this is the way you have to think—and people-wise is the most important.”

King said he and Sauerland Event, on behalf of Valuev, are convinced that K2 Promotions, on behalf of Vitali Klitschko, are focusing on obtaining Valuev for the lowest amount of money when they should be focusing on auctioning the ability to host the event and television rights to the highest bidders.

“If K2 Promotions auctions off the rights to become the host site for this extravaganza as well as television rights to Germany, Russia and Ukraine, we believe that alone will bring in over $10 million,” King said. We are so confident in this that we are willing to risk guaranteed money in favor of 40 percent of the revenue stream, which we believe will bring team Valuev $4 million or more.”

Froch vs Kessler on April 24

Photos by Howard Schatz

Andre Dirrell and Carl Froch trade punchesFeb. 12, 2010 —Team Sauerland and Hennessy Sports are proud to announce that the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament group stage 2 fight between WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch and the Viking Warrior Mikkel Kessler will take place at the MCH Messecentre, Herning in Denmark on the 24th April 2010. The fight will be televised in the United States on SHOWTIME® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In Denmark, the fight will be broadcast on Viasat. Hennessy Sports will be announcing the UK TV broadcaster over the next week.

The two superstars lock horns in the second round of this unprecedented boxing tournament,with Kessler eager to make up for his opening loss against Andre Ward. The WBC Champ Carl Froch comes off a split decision victory over Andre Dirrell. “With the support of my great Danish fans, I will defeat Carl Froch and become world champion again,” Kessler said. “The atmosphere at MCH Herning is incredible. I only have the best of memories of the venue. The TKO victory over Perdomo last September confirmed my place in the Super Six. After a bad start, I am now out for a knock-out and the first three points..”

Froch is concerned that the date change will affect his travelling fans. “I am upset for my fans with the change of date but this has been unpreventable due to scheduling issues. I just hope that my fans will understand this change and will still come in their thousands to support me in Herning.

The WBC champion is convinced he will defend his title in spectacular fashion. “I am looking to be the first fighter to take Mikkel Kessler out before the final bell. I have gone to Jermain Taylor´s backyard and defended my belt and I am more than happy to do the same with Kessler. As the Champion I will prove that I can fight and beat the best anywhere.”

In September 2009, Kessler defended his WBA Title with a fourth-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Gusymr Perdomo. A sell-out crowd of 6,250 fans raised the roof to support Denmark´s national hero. 90 percent of the tickets were gone within three hours after the start of the sale. Kalle Sauerland expects tickets to sell even faster this time out. “I know that the Danish fight fans will rally behind Mikkel and support him in the most important fight of his life,” Sauerland said. “His career is on the line. But with 10,000 fans behind him – the MCH will provide a bigger arena this time out – I will be expecting Mikkel to collect 3 points and the WBC belt from Froch.


Record    Fighter                 Points


1-0         Arthur Abraham          3

1-0         Carl Froch                  2

1-0         Andre Ward               2

0-1         Andre Dirrell               0

0-1         Mikkel Kessler           0


Erik “El Terrible” Morales “The Champion Returns”

Feb. 11, 2010 – Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed leader pay-per-view distribution of major boxing events, is teaming-up with KO Entertainment to bring American fans the ring return of Mexican great Erik “El Terrible” Morales, who headlines the March 27th “The Champion Returns” pay-per-view event live from Monterrey, Mexico.

“We’re excited to bring U.S. boxing fans the return of Erik Morales, one of boxing’s all-time greats, and the last man to defeat Manny Pacquaio,” Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. “He is a living legend who has beaten many, many world champions. The entire card is stacked from top to bottom with world champions, top contenders, and hot prospects.”

“The Champion Returns,” presented by KO Entertainment, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV and DISH Network, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Three-division world champion Morales (48-6, 34 KOs), who hasn’t fought since Aug. 4, 2007, faces former WBA lightweight titlist Jose “Jicaras” Alfaro (23-5, 20 KOs), fighting out of Nicaragua, in the 12-round main event for the WBC Intercontinental welterweight crown.
One of the most revered Mexican fighters of all-time, Morales’ list of victims over the years reads like a Who’s Who list: Manny Pacquiao, Marco Antonio Barrera, Pauli Ayala, Wayne McCullough, Junior Jones, Carlos Hernandez, Jesus Chavez, Guty Espada, Jr. (twice), Daniel Zaragoza and Kevin Kelly. Alfaro has defeated world champions Prawet Singwancha and DeMarcus Corley.

Fighting in the 12-round co-feature is another Mexican great, 2-time former world super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares (38-6-2, 17 KOs), presently rated No. 5 by the WBA and No. 14 by the IBF, against an opponent to be determined.

Two of the “baddest” strawweights in the world go at it in another 12-rounder, unbeaten WBA champion Roman “Chocolalito” Gonzalez (25-0, 21 KOs), representing Nicaragua, and world rated Mexican contender Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (15-1, 12 KOs).

Also slated to fight on this explosive card is the best kept secret in the heavyweight division, El Paso’s undefeated NABA title-holder David “Nino” Rodriguez (32-0, 30 KOs), in a Special Heavyweight Attraction.


Captain Huck Defends Against Richards

Marco “Captain” Huck (27-1, 20 KOs) will return to the ring on March 13.

The WBO Cruiserweight Champion will defend his title against American challenger Adam Richards (23-2, 15 KOs) in Berlin´s Max-Schmeling-Halle.

It will be Huck´s second defence of the belt he won in August 2009 with a points victory over Victor Emilio Ramirez. “I am thrilled to defend my title in Berlin,” Huck said. “It will be the first time I enter the Max-Schmeling-Halle as a world champion. I certainly want to please my home fans. I think I have made a lot of progress in the past months and I am eager to put on another exciting performance on March 13.”

Huck comes off a points win over tough challenger Ola Afolabi. Right now, he is shaping up in Palm Springs. Coach Ulli Wegner has moved training camp to California where King Arthur Abraham will take on Andre Dirrell in the second round of the Super Six tournament on March 6. “It will be a busy month for us but Arthur and Marco have been doing very well in practice,” Wegner said. “I am sure we will be successful.”



February 11, 2010 – World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight champion HUMBERTO “Zorrita” SOTO and former WBC lightweight champion DAVID DIAZ will go mano-a-mano for the vacant WBC lightweight title, headlining the pay-per-view undercard of THE EVENT: PACQUIAO vs. CLOTTEY, World Welterweight Championship. The Pacquiao vs. Clottey pay-per-view telecast will also feature 10-round rumbles between two-time world champion JOSE LUIS “El Terrible” CASTILLO in a welterweight battle against top-10 contender ALFONSO GOMEZ and “Ireland’s” JOHN DUDDY in a middleweight duel with MICHAEL “Myckol” MEDINA.

These six gladiators have four world titles between them and a combined record of 216-24-8 (146 KOs) – a winning percentage of 87% and a victory by knockout ratio of 68%.

“The pay-per-view undercard is a perfect complement to the main event, capturing the cultural flavor of Texas” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “Each matchup will feature a world class fighter from a different region of Mexico or a Hispanic region in the United States. And the fans who watch the fight live at Cowboys Stadium will be treated to seeing SALVADOR SANCHEZ, III, the nephew of the great champion Salvador Sanchez, and undefeated Dallas wunderkind ROBERTO MARROQUIN in separate non-televised undercard bouts.”


Chris Henry takes on Hugo Hernan Garay
"Double Assault” Press Release - Feb. 10, 2010

Light heavyweight contender Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry hopes to parlay his explosive win by sixth-round technical knockout of Shaun George, last July on ESPN, into a February 27 upset of former WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Hernan “Pigu” Garay for the WBA Interim title.

Garay-Henry is the main event, live from El Polyforim Benito Juarez in Cancun, Mexico, in one of two world championship shows on “The Double Assault” pay-per-view event, presented by KO Entertainment in Mexico and PR Best Boxing Promotions in Puerto Rico, in association with All Star Boxing and Sampson Boxing LLC.

The unique broadcast is being distributed in the United States and Canada by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, DISH Network, Viewer’s Choice and Shaw ..continue


African Golden Boy Defends UBO Title March 7

World class Tanzanian Mbwana ”African Golden Boy” Matumla, 19-4 (11), will defend his Universal Boxing Organization Intercontinental Bantamweight title on March 7 at the PTA Hall in his hometown of Dar Es Salaam.

This was confirmed recently by UBO All-Africa Commissioner Emmanuel Mlundwa.

Matumla will fight former African champion, and current Ugandan titlist, Sande Kizito who is coming off four straight knockout victories. Kizito, 12-8-1 (5), will be the underdog entering the ring, but will find encouragement from his recent activity and from looking back at good performances against world class names such as Vic Darchinyan, Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat and Hussein Hussein.

The reigning champion won the UBO title in December 2009 when he stopped another Ugandan, Festus Omondi, in the fifth round of a cracking fight promoted by Joseph Kusaga and his Prime Time Promotions.

Mr. Kusaga will also stage the Matumla vs. Kizito bout, and there are hopes that a second UBO title fight can be added to the bill.


Press Release: February 10, 2010

Undefeated former IBF lightweight champion PAUL “The Pittsburgh Kid” SPADAFORA returns to the ring for the third time in nine months, in a 10-round welterweight bout at the Fort Lauderdale War Memorial (800 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33304), Friday, March 12. Spadafora (43-0-1, 17 KOs), will headline an all-action card against former IBF International lightweight champion Ivan Fiorletta (24-5-2, 7 KOs), of Avezzano, Italy.

Promoted by Michael Acri Boxing Promotions, DeCubas Presents and GD Big Promotions, tickets, priced at $100 (ringside), $50 (reserved) and $25 (general admission), will go on sale Tomorrow! Thursday, February 11. Tickets can be purchased at the War Memorial Box Office (954-828-5380), online at or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, the four-division world champion and Hall of Fame inductee, is once again running "The Pittsburgh Kid’s training camp in Indiana.

"Spadafora is in great shape and looking forward to fighting in Florida," said Acri.

“I am looking forward to working with Mike and I think Spadafora will bring out boxing fans young and old in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the rest of South Florida," said DeCubas.

"Paul Spadafora is the perfect catalyst for a series of world class boxing in South Florida. It's going to be an exciting night at the fights" said Willy Delgado of GD Big Promotions.

The five-bout undercard will feature two Florida heavyweights -- Eric "The Viking" Leander (8-0), of Palm Beach, and Mike Marrone (18-1), of Vero Beach -- Miami lightweight Richard Abril (12-2-1), and two exciting Cuban fighters fighting out of Miami -- lightweight Yoelevis Gamboa (1-0), and former World Amateur Champion, light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (1-0), whose amateur highlights also include a victory over two-time light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson.



Press Release: February 9, 2009


Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins and Roy "The Terminator" Jones stayed true to their reputations as two of the most outspoken boxers in the history of the sport as they announced The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II, which will take place April 3 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.  The debate style format of the press conference was the perfect setting for these two living legends to prove why their nearly two-decade long rivalry is stronger than ever.  Below please find a sampling of their bold statements, setting the stage for what will surely be a great night for boxing and a hotly contested fight.


BERNARD HOPKINS: "To not watch this fight would be a disservice because we will be making history. "Roy Jones Jr. had nothing to do with my legacy and career up until now, but I will be the final chapter [of his].  We probably would have been here earlier if he ...continue



IT WAS A KNOCKOUT WEEKEND ON GFL                 GoFightliveTV Press Release - February 8, 2010

This past weekend two big boxing events on the east coast took place and the action was as hot inside the ring as it was cold outside. Despite blizzard conditions, crowds in Philadelphia and Newark saw two incredible nights of boxing that started out on Friday from The Legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia where USBA Jr. Middleweight champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis scored a fifth round stoppage over Edwin Vazquez.

The next night in Newark, New Jersey, former Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek scored a unanimous decision victory over former U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada in Adamek’s second start as a Heavyweight. That bout was fought before an astonishing crowd of over 10,000 fans in the Prudential Center in Newark.

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In the main event, USBA Jr. Middleweight champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis tuned up for a spring title defense by dropping Edwin Vazquez twice in round five with a vicious body assault to score a knockout at 1:26 of that round in their scheduled eight round non title clash.

Ennis showed tremendous hand speed and clearly worked the body behind a solid jab. Vazquez showed a lot of heart and determination as he would not only mock Ennis but try to start some offense for himself.

In round five, Ennis dropped Vazquez with a blistering left to the body and moments later he did the same thing to the other side of Vazquez’ body with the right and the fight called off.

In one of the most anticipated undercard bouts, Former World Junior Amateur champion Joey Dawejko of Philadelphia needed just forty-seven seconds to dispose of Ricardo Johnson.

Dawejko landed a perfect counter right hand that thrilled the crowd that was heavily supporting the nineteen year old from the Tacony section of town.



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Some are calling it controversial; some think the right decision was rendered; now you can be the judge as former Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek battled former U.S. Olympian in a an action filled Heavyweight bout that had a crowd of over 10,000 fans on the edge of their seats at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

It was a close knit battle where both combatants had their moments. But it was Adamek who gained the unanimous decision win and he may now be in position for an April 24th showdown with former world title challenger Chris Arreola.

Estrada was irate at the decision and now the fans all over the world will be able to give their opinion when they order this terrific Heavyweight scrap.

Fans can also witness a terrific three fight undercard that was headlined by undefeated New York based Middleweight, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin make his return to the squared circle when he takes on veteran Fernando Zuniga.

Two of New Jersey’s better undefeated prospects in Middleweight Patrick Majewski and Dennis “Mamma’s Boy” Douglin were impressive in separate bouts.



Valero Beats DeMarco

In a sterling performance, Edwin Valero of Venezuela improved to 27-0 with 27 knockouts and retained the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title with a dominant ninth-round TKO over WBC interim titleholder Antonio DeMarco (23-2-1, 17 KOs) of Tijuana, Mex., Saturday in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXIN...G on SHOWTIME®. Also, world-ranked welterweight Carlos Abregu of Salta, Argentina, upped his record to 29-0 (23 KOs) with a clear-cut, 10-round unanimous decision over Miami-based Colombian Richard Gutierrez (24-4, 14 KOs) in the co-feature at Arena Monterrey.


Adamek Scores Unanimous Decision over Jason Estrada     Photo by Ed Mulholland - Replay at 8pm on SportsNet -

In front of an exuberant crowd of 10,123 predominantly Adamek Fans, Tomasz Adamek defeated Jason Estrada in a 12 Round decision last night, to retain the IBF Heavyweight International Heavyweight title. The official scores were 115-113, 116-112 and 118-110, all in favor of Adamek.

“If everyone in this room were completely honest with themselves you would all admit that I got robbed. I mean I got played. I might as well have had a gun pointed to my head said Estrada” “At best I give Adamek three of the twelve rounds. I seriously think the last judge doesn’t need to judge anymore.” “Yeah I’m angry. I fought my a_ _ off. I trained harder than I ever have. I was in the best shape I’ve ever been in. People talked about me possibly running out of gas, but I never did. All he (Adamek) did was run.”

“It was the best Jason Estrada I’ve ever seen in my life said Adamek. He was 50 percent better today, than he when he fought a top three heavyweight like Aleksander Powietkin. Quick, with a good defense and a very hard head. It was extremely difficult to locate precise punches, because of his defense. Maybe, I should have use more than three punches combination, maybe risk a little more? I wanted to do it, but my trainer Andrzej Gmitruk was telling me all the time in the corner to be more boxer than puncher, avoid his punches first, then use different temp to throw him of his strategy. It was another test in heavyweight division, versus very difficult to fight boxer. “

“I have couple of words for those who are saying that I cannot fight Arreola because he is a much better puncher than Estrada. First of all every fight is different, and anyone who knows about boxing can say “Estrada hit him, but Arreola will do the same, and harder”. We don’t know that. Maybe it will be easier for me to avoid punches from Arreola, and maybe it will be easier for me to hit him! We just don’t know, but won’t it be interesting to see…“


Last Pre-Fight Jabs - Adamek vs Estrada


Tomasz Adamek - “I never underestimate anyone, ever. This is boxing; you have to be prepared every time because you can lose not only the fight but also your health. I know what’s at stake on Saturday – for me and for Jason.”

“I’m always asked if I feel worthy to be in the heavyweight division and my answer always is – just watch me fight and you’ll know the answer. I don’t expect anybody to respect me because I was champion in two other weight classes – just enjoy what you see when I’m in the ring. I did not lose any strength as compared to being a light heavyweight or cruiser weight. Contrary – fighting at my natural weight helped me be a better boxer. I expect to weigh around 222 pounds for the fight. That’s natural weight and power, zero loss of energy.”

“Mine will be a great mix of European and American style boxing because of my two trainers – Roger Bloodworth and Andrzej Gmitruk.“

“Jason is a very unorthodox fighter for this weight class, buy I always believed that no matter who I’m fighting against, it is up to me if I win or lose. I know his strengths; I’m sure he thinks he knows my weaknesses. But whatever we are saying now makes no difference whatsoever. You can prove yourself in only one way – by winning. And this is exactly what I intend to do on Saturday. Don’t blink, don’t miss a second”. “I will win.”

Jason Estrada – “Funny thing is when I was playing video games as a light heavyweight I was always playing as Tomasz Adamek. Loved his style and I still love what he did in light heavy and cruiserweight division. But this is different story, he’s among big boys now and it will be over his head to fight people like me. Experience, ring ability – everything is on my side. He’s making a big error thinking that beating aging Golota makes him a good heavyweight. Not at all.”

“I also understand that he has to say the things he’s saying – about putting me on canvas, talking about other fights after fighting me. He has to believe it, but believing and doing it are two different things.”

“This was my best training camp ever – by far. More than 8 weeks of very hard work, no injuries, no problems. I’m in my prime, I have to prove this now and help Adamek to fight Steve Cunningham again – as a cruiserweight. After this fight he will be finished in my division. I will prove that those are not just words this coming Saturday.”


Maurice Harris Going back to the future

Press Release - Feb. 5, 2010

Veteran heavyweight Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris, inactive for the previous 26 months, recently returned to the ring (Jan. 29) in Albuquerque, impressively winning a 6-round unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 58-56) against battle-tested Billy “The Kid” Zumbrun.

The 33-year-old Harris (21-14-2, 10 KOs), winner of the “2002 Thunderbox Heavyweight Tournament,” had fought only four times in the past seven years due to his promotional/managerial problems. His comeback is under the banner of his new promoter, Boxing 360.

“I had a lot of rust to work off,” New Jersey native Harris said. “I did what I had to do to win, getting in the rounds and not looking for the knock out. He’s a strong guy with a hard head. I shook him a couple of times, but he kept his left hand high, and it was tough to hit him solid.

“I needed the work. I’m going to stay busy because that’s the philosophy of my promoter, Boxing 360. We’re taking it slow; no rush getting to the top. Being with Boxing 360 is like night and day compared to my old promoters.”

In 2002, Harris knocked out previously unbeaten and future world title-holder Sergey Lyakhovich (16-0) in the ninth round, earning Harris a slot in that November’s “Thunderbox” tournament, in which he captured the $100,000 winner’s purse by out-pointing Gerald Nobles, Israel Garcia and Anthony Thompson, respectively, in 3-round matches during the same night of boxing.

Maurice’s up-and-down career includes victories against David Izon, Jimmy Thunder and Jeremy Williams, as well as Harris going the distance with world champions Larry Holmes and Chris Byrd.

“It felt good getting in the ring again,” Maurice concluded. “I felt good, considering the jet lag and high altitude, but overall I’m happy with my performance. Watch-out heavyweights, I’m coming.”



Sonsona Faces Toughest Test Yet In Undefeated Vasquez

February. 4, 2010

Orion Sports Management, one of Canada’s top boxing promotional companies, presents a star-studded night of world championship boxing, featuring a pair of world title fights, Saturday night, Feb. 27, from Bayamon, Puerto Rico and Juarez, Mexico, live on Viewers’ Choice Pay Per View, and Shaw Cable.

The action starts at 9 PM/ET live from Bayamon’s Ruben Rodriquez Coliseum, as Orion’s own, rock-fisted former WBO Super Flyweight champion “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KO’s) faces hard-hitting hometown hero Wilfredo “WV2” Vasquez, Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Junior Featherweight belt.

In the evening’s co-feature, the spotlight will shift to El Poloforim Benito Juarez in Cancun, Mexico, where former WBA Light Heavyweight champion Hugo Hernan “Pigu” Garay takes on highly world rated “Hard Hittin’” Chris Henry for the WBA Interim light heavyweight title.

Also, former WBA & WBC super flyweight title-holder Cristian Mijares drops back down to his natural weight class versus TBA.

There’s no love lost between Vasquez (17-0-1, 14 KOs), the proud son of former world champion Wilfredo Vasquez (56-9-2, 41 KOs – WBA bantamweight champ 1987-88, WNA super bantamweight champ 1992-95), and the fighter being billed in the Philippines as the next Manny Pacquaio, 19-year-old Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs).

Vasquez, rated No. 2 by the WBO, and WBO No. 3 ranked Sonsona are fighting for the world title vacated by Juan Manuel Lopez. Vasquez is the reigning WBO Latino junior featherweight champion.

Garay (32-4, 17 KOs), rated No. 2 by the WBA, defeated Yuri Barashian by decision for the WBA light heavyweight title in 2008, successfully defended against present WBO Interim champion Juergen Braehmer by decision, and the popular Argentinean lost his belt by decision last June to Gabriel Campillo.

WBA No. 6-ranked Henry, fighting out of Houston, is coming off of an explosive win by sixth-round technical knockout of Shaun George last July on ESPN. Henry has been the NABF, NABA, IBA Inter-Continental and USNBC light heavyweight champion during the past four years.

Mexican boxer Mijares, rated No. 5 by the WBA and No. 14 by the IBF, was one of the world’s top pound-for-pound boxers after winning a decision against Alexander Munoz in their 2008 WBC/WBA super flyweight unification match. He unsuccessfully moved up to fight as a bantamweight and has dropped back to super flyweight.


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The Case for the Roy Jones vs Hopkins Rematch
By Stuart Young

Now Hopkins Vs Jones II has finally been signed & sealed after years of speculation, hype, argument & counter-argument between the two respective camps we can now look ahead to the fight & try to determine the winner.

Scheduled for the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, on 3rd April, the rematch arrives some 17 years after the original bout where a youthful, flashy & brilliant Roy Jones outpointed a rather ‘green’ Bernard Hopkins back in '93 in a clash for the vacant IBF middleweight title.

Since that bout both fighters have gone on to establish themselves as future hall-of-famers. Jones has been up & down the weights classes winning world titles in divisions up to heavyweight, with it, earning himself the reputation as undoubtedly the most talented fighter of the 1990's.

Meanwhile, Hopkins stayed & rebuilt his career as a middleweight, honed & learnt his trade 'on-the-job' eventually emerging as the dominant force in the division after winning ....continue


U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali Keeps perfect record intact

The beat rolls on for 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali, who kept his perfect pro record intact last Saturday night in Newark, winning a unanimous 4-round decision against fellow Brooklyn welterweight Jason Thompson (5-5-1, 4 KOs).

Ali (5-0, 2 KOs) “pitched a shutout” against Thompson, winning by scores of 40-36 on all three judges’ scorecards. “Everything went okay,” the 21-year-old Ali reported. “I clearly won every round. I wasn’t expecting a sleeping opponent; he took punches and gave some back. It’s all part of the learning process. The plan is to learn something every fight and continue to improve. I was in the swing bout and had to wait a long time but that was alright because my fans were still there. All I wanted is for the people who support me to still be there and they were.”

Ali, the first Arab-American member of the U.S. Olympic Team, as well as the first New York City based member of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in 20 years, is next scheduled to fight March 12 against an opponent to be determined at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.



Press Release - February 3, 2010

It's official. Boxing's biggest superstar and six-time world champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather made his upcoming fight with welterweight mega-star and five-time world champion Sugar Shane Mosley, official today when he signed the contract that pits the two fighters against each other on Saturday, May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a mega-bout which will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View®.

"This one is definitely for the fans as I wasn't going to waste anyone's time with a meaningless tune-up bout and asked to fight Shane immediately," said Mayweather. "I have said ever since I came back to the sport that I only wanted to fight the best. I think Shane is one of the best, but come May 1, he still won't be great enough to beat me."

"I have always wanted to fight Floyd and now it is finally coming true," said Mosley, who signed his side of the deal last Friday in Las Vegas. "I am already in great shape and ready to show everyone on May 1 that I am stronger, faster and better than he is. I will have no ..continue



U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali Is Ready

Press Release - Feb. 2, 2010

2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali recently completed a strong training camp and now he’s ready to go Saturday night against fellow Brooklyn welterweight Jason Thompson in Newark, New Jersey.

Ali puts his perfect pro record (4-0, 2 KOs) on the line versus Thompson (5-4-1, 4 KOs) in a 4-round bout on Saturday night’s “Heavy Artillery” card, headlined by Tomasz Adamek and Jason Estrada, at the Prudential Center.

“Everything was good leading up to this fight,” the 21-year-old Ali said. “I had good sparring that got me ready to go. I never underestimate anybody. As a boxer, anybody who has the heart and guts to get into the ring with me, I respect.”

Ali was the first Arab-American member of the U.S. Olympic Team, as well as the first New York City based member of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in 20 years.



Grano-Brown rematch headlines Brace For Impact”

Press Release - Feb. 2, 2010

The rematch between heavyweights Tony “TNT” Grano and Mark “Oak Tree” Brown headlines the March 12 pro boxing card, “Brace For Impact,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Sports and Entertainment, Inc. (CES), in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Brown (15-2, 7 KOs) overcame two knockdowns to stop Grano, fighting out of Hebron (CT), in the eighth round of their WBF All-Americas title bout Sept. 27, 2008.

Grano (16-1-1, 13 KOs ), a 2005 U.S. National Championships winner and National Golden Gloves Tournament runner-up, has won two in a row since suffering his lone loss as a pro. The popular power-puncher is coming off of a sensational, nationally-televised knockout of previously-undefeated prospect Travis Kaufman (18-0) last September. Brown’s eight-fight win streak was snapped last June on a short-notice fight when he lost to world-title challenger Fred Oquendo.

“Grano-Brown was an exciting fight and we’re very happy to be promoting their rematch March 12,” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “Both of these heavyweights are capable of putting their opponent to sleep at any moment, so we’re advising fans not to leave their seats or look around the venue during the main event. We’re also putting together an explosive card to support this great heavyweight match. CES has been promoting shows at Foxwoods since it opened and we’re all excited to be there once again for ‘Brace For Impact.’ A lot is at stake for Grano-Brown with the winner positioning himself for a major fight.”

Tickets for “Brace For Impact,” priced at $40.00, $60.00 and $100.00, are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going online at or or by calling 800-200-2882 or in person at the Foxwood box-office

For more information contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/ or Foxwoods Resort Casino ( Doors open at 6:00 PM/ET, first bout at 7:00 PM/ET.




Promoter PR:  February 1, 2010.

After 17 years the wait is over as sure-fire future Hall of Famers Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins and Roy "The Terminator" Jones Jr. collide in a long awaited rematch that will add the final chapter to their 17-year rivalry. The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II is set for Saturday, April 3 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The bout will be broadcast live on pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The fighters will participate in a press tour with stops in New York and Los Angeles next Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9 and 10, respectively.

Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) and Jones (54-6, 40 KOs), two of boxing's most decorated and recognizable fighters who have given fans more than two decades worth of brilliant ring memories, will put it all on the line and leave no doubts as to who gets the bragging rights.

"A rematch with Roy has been in the back of my mind for a long time and it's finally going to happen," said Hopkins. "I have accomplished a lot in my career since that night in Washington, DC in 1993, and I am going to end this thing between me and Roy once and for all."

"We're giving the fans what they want to see. They deserve this fight and why not supply the fans with what they demand?" said Jones. "Now I can finally terminate the Executioner once and for all. My new nickname for this fight will be - The Terminator."



On Saturday February 6th, heavyweight fan favorite, Vinny Maddalone (32-6, 23) will get the weekend fireworks started early when he takes on Dominique Alexander (19-7-1, 9KO) in an eight round heavyweight match-up at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. The show, promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, and broadcast live on, is headlined by welterweight prospect, Atlantic City's own, Shamone 'The Truth" Alvarez (20-2, 11KO) taking on knockout artist Alexis Camacho (17-2, 16KO).

The Queens native Maddalone is no stranger to the bright lights of Atlantic City, having fought there four times before, one of which was named ESPN's 2004 Fight of the Year.

"I'm excited to be returning to A.C.," says Maddalone. "There is a lot of fight history in this city, so it's extra special for me anytime I have the opportunity to fight there."

Maddalone is coming off a hard fought decision loss back in December to former two-time cruiserweight champion, Jean Marc Mormeck. The fight which took place in Mormeck's native France, saw Maddalone press the action and take the fight head on to Mormeck from the opening bell. Mormeck as well as Maddalone , is known for being a banger, but it was evident from the first time Mormeck felt Maddalone's power he wanted no part in the brutal exchanges and began circling and boxing from the outside.

"I was surprised when he started moving like he did," stated Maddalone. "From the tapes I have seen of him he usually stood right there in front of you, but then again that was at cruiserweight. I could tell right away in the first round when I hit him that I could hurt him."

In what was an exciting fight, that brought the sold out crowd to their feet multiple times throughout the contest, Maddalone went on to lose by decision. Although Maddalone lost, as was the case when he fought in Europe in 2008; he dropped another hard fought decision loss to undefeated top five rated heavyweight Denis Boytsov; he further added onto his fan base, a base that has now begun to stretch worldwide.

"I'm a throwback fighter. Anytime I am in that ring you know you are going to see an exciting fight, and the people in Europe, as do my fans here in the U.S, appreciate that. Fighting is my life, it's what I love to do, and come February 6th you can expect nothing less out of me. As I do every time I step into that ring, I am going to leave it all on the line and give the fans something to be excited about."

A win in Atlantic City, could set up another trip for Maddalone back to Europe. There have been talks of Maddalone fighting on the undercard of Mormeck's next fight, and if both win, Maddalone- Mormeck II could be on the horizon.

"I would love another opportunity to face Mormeck. It was an exciting fight that the fans loved, and want to see again, but first things first, I must take care of business this Saturday.

DC Area’s Top Prospects on March 6 Boxing Card          Fairfax, VA (February 1, 2010) -

Highly-regarded lightweight prospect, Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal (14-0-2, 9 KOs) of Arlington, VA, will face ring veteran Louie Leija (21-14-1, 15 KOs) of San Antonio, TX as the eight-round Co-Main event on the March 6 boxing card at the Patriot Center Ice Promotions officials announced today. The fight card presented by Valcourt Building Services features World Boxing Council (WBC) U.S. National Boxing Championship (USNBC) 154-pound title holder Jimmy Lange (31-3-2, 21 KOs) of Great Falls, VA battling Chase “The White Tiger” Shields (29-3-1, 14 KOs) of Houston, TX in the 12-round Main Event. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Possessing a quiet demeanor but devastating knockout power, the 27-year old Jargal, fighting out of Arlington Boxing Club, amassed a 65-5 amateur record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2004 World Championships for Mongolia in the 132-pound division. He impressed fans and gained his first national television exposure on Versus Network last year scoring a second-round knockout of Francisco Rios Gil on the undercard of world champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams’ fight. In his last bout, Jargal earned a six-round decision against Guadalupe Diaz in Reno , NV and is looking for a victory in his return to the Patriot Center . He earned a ...continue


3 BIG BOXING EVENTS LIVE THIS WEEKEND ON GFL       FEBRUARY 1, 2010 / Watch and listen to Derek Pooh Interview

This weekend there will be THREE BIG BOXING BROADCASTS STREAMED LIVE!! On the world number-one site for live combat-sports action,

The weekend kicks off on Friday night from Philadelphia as a terrific eight bout card will originate from the number-one boxing venue in the world, The Legendary Blue Horizon.

In the main event, the USBA Jr. Middleweight champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) tunes up for a spring title defense when he takes on veteran Edwin Vazquez (24-14-2, 8 KO’s).

In one co-feature, undefeated Ronald Cruz (7-0, 4 KO’s) face his most experienced opponent against the upset-minded Martinus Clay (13-24-4, 5 KO’s) in an eight round Jr. Middleweight bout.

There will be a very much anticipated heavyweight special attraction as former world junior amateur Heavyweight champion Joey Dawejko (1-0) makes his long awaited area  ....continue


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Sylvester stops Lyell; Helenius TKOs Brewster

Promoter PR: January 30,2010

Sylvester (l) stops LyellHelenius tko's brewsterSebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs) made a successful first defence of his IBF Middleweight Title as he stopped Billy Lyell in the tenth round in Neubrandenburg, Germany. When the brave challenger was on the receiving end of another hard series of punches, coach Jack Loew threw the towel. “It was great to defend my title in front of my fantastic fans,” Sylvester said. “I am not 100 percent pleased with my performance – I think I can do better – but I have retained my title and that is all that matters. Lyell was very active and hard to hit but I am glad I wore him down.”

Much to the delight of the sell-out crowd of 4,500 fans, who had made it to arena despite heavy snow storms, Sylvester was on the front foot from the first second on. His defence gave the mobile challenger only few chances to connect, while Sylvester fired in his jab and also left-right combinations that rocked Lyell (21-8, 4 KOs). “I fought my heart out but I take my hat off to Sylvester,” Lyell said. “He is very strong. I tried to slow him down but I could not do it. His power made the difference tonight. His right kept hitting me on the same spot all ..continue



Don “Da’Bomb” George Destroys Williams in 3!

By Cestus Press- January 31, 2010

Last Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago , Illinois , fight fans were treated to another great night of boxing as Chicago ’s native son, Cestus Management Fighter Donovan George, scored another jaw dropping win. “DA BOMB” (19-0-0 w/17 Kos ) completely dominated and destroyed Phil “The Drill” Williams knocking him out in 2:43 of the 3rd round. In the 3 rounds that the fight lasted George showed that he is starting to evolve into a formidable fighter as his speed, boxing aptitude and shocking power all came together as he executed the big punching Williams with brutal efficiency. “DA BOMB’s” sharp jab, power combination's and balanced footwork were just too much for “The Drill” to handle.

Gina Iacovou, Cestus Management’s CEO, said, “This really is a big win for Don as (Phil) Williams has fought very good opposition in his career and stopped most of his opponents. This is the type of performance that let us know that Donovan is ready to take the next step in his boxing career.”

Mike Michael, Cestus’ Chief Advisor, said, “ Chicago fans were thrilled tonight and Williams got drilled by "DA BOMB". The way he (George) dissected Phil Williams with his fast jabs and combination's to the head and body; Williams just didn’t stand a chance!” Michael continued, “I’m ecstatic about Donovan's performance tonight as he showed that he belongs at the world class levels of boxing. So lock the doors and run for cover because 2010 is is going to be an explosive year!”.


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Manny Pacquiao could not be the greatest

By Mortz C. Ortigoza - January 29, 2010

Buyers beware and be cautioned by boxing experts who are not deceived by the Pacquiao versus Joshua Clottey fight scheduled on March 6 that Top Rank's Promoter Bob Arum is trying to sell to the gullible paying public. Somebody told me Arum said Clottey is an exciting world class boxer but I beg to disagree -  World class? Probably yes. Exciting? son of a gun, no!


How could this bum be an exciting pugilist after what happened in the second half of his Miguel Cotto fight where Clottey had Cotto on the run but was still tentative in trying to close the show resulting in him losing the fight against the already gassed-out and spent Cotto. Still it would not surprise me if the 50, 000-seater Cowboys Stadium in Dallas gets filled up by fans who would pay to see this low quality match-up put featuring  ..continue




TV Network PR - January. 29, 2010 /Picture by Tom Casino

Unbeaten prospect Chris Avalos (left) continued his dominance on ShoBox against once-beaten Jose Nieves with a fourth round TKO victory in Friday’s main event on SHOWTIMEUndefeated prospect Chris Avalos registered a spectacular fourth round TKO over previously once-beaten Jose Nieves at 2:20 in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M.

Hometown favorite and unbeaten junior lightweight Archie Ray Marquez scored a unanimous decision victory (79-72, 80-71, 77-74) over the tough Derrick Campos in front of an energized crowd in Friday’s co-feature.

Avalos (15-0, 12 KOs), of Lancaster , Calif. , lived up to his billing as an aggressive, exciting fighter, but was out-boxed by Nieves (17-2-3, 8 KOs), of Puerto Rico , in the opening round. Not deterred, he came out in the second and remaining rounds determined to do ...continue



Derrick Rossy Annhilates Meijas

TV Network PR: January 29, 2010

This past Wednesday night in New York, Heavyweight Derrick Rossy continued on the momentum of this past summer’s victory over former world title challenger Carl Davis Drummond, as Rossy blew out Alex Mejias in under a round at the M2 Ultra Lounge and all the action was captured on

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Rossy, the former Boston Collage football star won his fifth consecutive bout to raise his record to 23-2 with thirteen knockouts as he fended off an aggressive attack by Mejias to respond with some hard jabs and combinations to stop Mejias (now 10-3) at 2:52 of the first frame of the scheduled eight round bout.

“We are just a few fights away from taking the title back to America”, said Rossy’s promoter Sal Musumeci of Final Forum Boxing.

“He is on a roll and has a lot of momentum and is putting it all together now. 2010 will be a big year for Derrick Rossy.”

The exciting co-feature saw Super Featherweight Kermit Gonzalez keep his undefeated record intact with a controversial Majority decision over Joey Arroyo in a four round bout.

Fans can also witness the exciting pro debut of Egyptian Heavyweight, Ramaden Yasser as he scored an explosive ninety-one second knockout over Arthur Christopher.

One bout of notice saw popular Cypress born Jr. Middleweight Lambros Karaolides remain udefeated at 5-0 as he scored third round stoppage over Tarrick Spann



U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali Fighting Feb. 6

Publicists PR - Jan. 27, 2010

The road to boxing stardom for 21-year-old Sadam “World Kid” Ali, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is being patiently paved and continues February 6 in Newark, New Jersey.

“I’m a promotional free agent taking fights one by one,” Ali explained the route he’s taking. “We’re doing it this way to show people I’m a boxer worth investing money in. I’ll probably have a lot of fights before I sign with a promoter. I’m only 21 and in no rush.”

Ali (4-0, 2 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn, was a celebrated U.S. amateur boxer, starting when he was only nine, who became the first Arab-American member of the U.S. Olympic Team, as well as the first New York City based member of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in 20 years. He also was a 3-time PAL National and 2-time National Golden Gloves champion.

Last year, Sadam turned pro January 18, stopping Ricky Thompson in the opening round. He went on to win all four 2009 fights, the last coming Oct. 31 at Mohegan Sun, which ended in a 4-round decision versus Osvaldo Rivera.

Ali is matched against fellow Brooklyn welterweight Jason Thompson (4-0, 2 KOs) in a 4-round bout on the Feb. 6 “Heavy Artillery” card, headlined by Tomasz Adamek and Jason Estrada, at the Prudential Center in Newark.



Alexander vs Urango Unification Fight

Promoter PR: January 29, 2010

Two world champions from one of the most active and exciting weight divisions in boxing will meet in a unification bout on March 6 when undefeated World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” faces International Boxing Federation junior welterweight champion Juan Urango at Mohegan Sun Arena. (HBO 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Tickets priced at $175, $95, $50 and $35 go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to; call Ticketmaster's national toll free Charge By Phone number (800) 745-3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

Alexander (19-0, 12 KOs), from St. Louis, won the vacant WBC 140-pound championship by stopping a former holder of that crown, Junior “The Hitter” Witter, when they met on Aug. 1 in Southern California.

Always a hot prospect, the 22-year-old Alexander successfully emerged from the shadow of fighting his entire career out of the Cory Spinks camp by displaying elusive defensive skills—no doubt picked up from his mentor—while unloading enough firepower to cause a tough Brit to quit on his stool.

Urango (22-2-1, 17 KOs), a Colombian native now fighting out of Cooper City, Fla., also won his first world championship in his last fight by rising from the canvas to stop noted knockout artist Randall Bailey on Aug. 28 in South Florida.

Bailey, long known for having one of the best right hands in the sport, sent Urango to the mat in the sixth round. The Colombian showed great fortitude to survive the round, then rallied to floor Bailey three times, leading Bailey’s corner to throw in the towel in the 11th round.

Alexander has been building his unblemished record since high school. He served notice that he would soon be a force to be reckoned when he won a unanimous decision over former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 19, 2008.

The 29-year-old Urango’s two losses came against fighters at the top of the sport: Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton in 2007 and Andre Berto—in Urango’s lone foray up to the 147-pound limit—on May 30, 2009.

The event is being promoted by Don King Productions. Doors will open at 5 p.m. to accommodate a full undercard, to be announced soon.


Sylvester confident ahead of first title defence against Lyell

IBF LogoIBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester will be counting on the ferocious support of his home fans in Neubrandenburg when he takes on Billy Lyell in his first title defence on Saturday night. The American is a late replacement for Pablo Navascues, who failed a random training drug test. “Preparing for a new opponent on short notice is no problem for Sebastian,” said coach Karsten Rower. “We have watched tapes of Lyell. His style is similar to the guys we had in sparring. Sebastian will be well-prepared and he will definitely defend his title.”

More than 4,500 fans raised the roof on September 19 when Sylvester clinched a points victory over Giovanni Lorenzo to ink King Arthur´s vacant title. Saturday´s clash has been sold out for weeks. “The backing of my fans really means a lot to me,” Sylvester said. “They have supported me when I knocked out Castillejo and also against Lorenzo. I will put on another great performance against Lyell. After all, the Jahnsportforum has really become my living room. I will make sure Lyell won´t feel too comfortable, though.”

Lyell, who defeated John Duddy in April 2009, is convinced he will leave the country with the belt. “This is the chance I have been waiting for,”
he said at today´s press conference. “Since my trainer Jack Loew also coaches Kelly Pavlik, a fight against him is very unlikely. That is why we have been thinking about a fight with Sylvester for quite a while – we know him very well. I am in great shape since I was due to fight this weekend anyway so I will make the most of this great chance.”

And Jack Loew added: “We have been following Sylvester for a while so we know how he fights. Billy is in great shape. He is ready to win the title. The fans can expect a huge surprise on Saturday.”



“Houston’s Elite Professional & Amateur Boxers Unite to Support the Southeast Texas Regional Golden Gloves”

Houston, Texas January 26, 2010

Southeast Texas’s top amateur boxers are currently preparing for the 74th annual Houston-area Golden Gloves competition to held at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center, 6402 Market St., Houston, Texas 77020, January 27th thru January 31st, 2010. This annual event will attract an array of spectators, many of Houston’s professional boxers and promoters keeping tabs on the next crop of upcoming talent. There will be two boxing rings used and approximately 25 bouts in each ring per night. The unique event provides an opportunity for male, female and junior boxers as young as 8 to compete in one tournament. The 2010 event is on track to boast one of the largest turnouts in the history of the event with almost 500 boxers from 75 boxing clubs registered for the tournament.

The Gulf Amateur Boxing Association is under new leadership this year after many years of great service from Walt Hailey who retired to San Antonio. Mr. Juan Moya takes over the reigns and brings over 50 years of experience working in the boxing community. An ex-ROTC instructor, Moya served in the US Army including tours of combat and multiple service medals. After over 20 years of teaching Moya is very experienced in working with youth and building the strong character and bravery in young men and women that is required to be a Golden Gloves boxer.

Special Invited Guests Include: Lightweight World Champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz, Olympic Silver Medalist & Amateur World Champion Rocky Juarez, National Golden Gloves Champ & Olympic Trials runner-up Hylon Williams, Jr., USOEC boxing program member Omar Henry, Junior Olympic Champion & World Title Challenger Chris Henry, National Amateur Champion and Olympic Trials runner-up Marcus Johnson, National Golden Gloves Champion Termite Watkins, National Golden Gloves Champion Ronnie Shields, U.S. Olympian and Welterweight World Champion Raul Marquez, National Golden Gloves Champion J.T. Mendez, Current Pros Fred Allen, Eugene Hill, Darlington Agha, Lanard Lane, Jermell Charlo, Johana Mendez and Crystal Delgado, amongst many others.

Winners of the senior open division advance to Fort Worth to compete versus other Texas cities’ champs and our Southeast Texas Region has won the team title six consecutive years at the state tournament. Returning champions in this year’s field will include Eric Fowler (Lightweight from Cardio Boxing Gym in Spring) seeking his fourth title, Mercedes Manriquez (Featherweight fighting Unattached) going for his fifth title. Daniel Ybarra (Flyweight from Elite Boxing Club in East Houston), Juan Leija (Flyweight from Santa Fe Boxing Club), Damazo Tello (Middleweight from Savannah’s Boxing Club in SW Houston) and Zavier Combs (Light Welterweight also from Savannah’s Boxing Club) will be seeking their second titles.


Before Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (21-2, 15KO) steps into the ring against Nevada's Jesse Brinkley (34-5, 22KO) on Friday January 29th at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV, Stevens sat down to discuss his upcoming fight. The bout, promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Let's Get It On Promotions, is scheduled for 12 rounds, and is an Official IBF Eliminator for the number two ranking in the super middleweight division. The fight will be shown live as the main event on that evening's ESPN "Friday Night Fights" telecast.

Q: How has your training camp been for this fight, anyone in particular you have worked with during this camp?

CS: Camp has been great, easily one of the best, if not the best in my entire career. I have been getting great sparring at my gym with a few top amateurs such as Marcus Brown, as well as light heavyweight prospect Will Rosinsky (9-0, 6KO). Also right before I went into camp for this fight I was in the Dominican Republic working with WBC light heavyweight champion....continue


Iran “The Blade “ Barkley: Part I: Uncensored Interview
With David Selwyn/ Photo by Christy Cappelino

Run d mc (l) and Iran BarkleyIran “The Blade” Barkley is a five-time world champion who made his name with a third round knockout win over Thomas Hearns in Las Vegas in 1988. Before he fought Hearns, the champion’s trainer Emanuel Steward knew Barkley had the attitude to be dangerous. “He’s not that skillful, but he just don’t give a damn”. Sure enough, battered and on the brink of defeat, Barkley found the right hand to drop Hearns on his back. Seconds after regaining his feet, Hearns was rescued by the referee. Four years later, Barkley became the only man to defeat Hearns twice, when he out pointed him over 12 rounds to win the WBA Light heavyweight title. This victory also made Barkley a member of an elite group of fighters who have won world titles in three separate weights.

D.S.: How did you get involved with the sport of boxing?

I.B.: I first got involved with my sister. In the Bronx at St. Marys Gym. She was a ..more


Jason “Big Six” Estrada feels disrespected by Team Adamek
Press Release from Estrada Publicists/ Jan. 25, 2010

adamek vs estrada fight posterAs he prepares for his February 6 showdown in Newark against former world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada’s nose is out of place and it doesn’t have anything to do with sparring sessions gone wrong.

Estrada (15-2, 3 KOs) feels disrespected by Team Adamek but not, surprisingly, for Adamek looking past him to a reported April 24 fight against Chris Arreola, rather their apparent belief that Adamek (39-1, 27 KOs) has faster hands than Estrada, whose lightning-like hand speed for a 240-pound heavyweight has been his calling card.

“Looking past me towards Arreola doesn’t really bother me,” Estrada said. “I think it’s silly and they’ll hear about it after the fight. I never talk too much but I’m going to talk like never before after this fight. I hope they keep thinking about fighting somebody else. I’m keeping track of everything and got names of people to talk about after I beat Adamek. I’m going to shutdown his plans.

“I’m in the gym with sparring partners that are similar to him – tough, stand-up with decent hand speed. They made a big mistake offering me this fight and an even bigger mistake thinking he has faster hands than me. I’ve heard that they’ve brought in guys to work with who are big but don’t have fast hands. That makes me laugh. How, all of a sudden is he going to have faster hands than me? I am bigger, stronger, faster, quicker and younger than him. I’m just a better all-around fighter.”

Estrada also notes that he’s never been down and Adamek was floored twice as a light heavyweight. “I know he likes to pressure his opponents but how is he going to do that against a bigger guy like me,” Estrada rhetorically asked. “I’m a heavyweight, not a light heavyweight. I’ve never taken big hits like he has. They say he has a great chin, but so do I, and we know he has been hurt at least twice….by light heavyweights! They weren’t flash knockdowns, either. I’ve never been hurt in my whole career. I don’t see him changing his come forward, tough guy style at this stage. He was a good light heavyweight, good cruiserweight, but I’m a real heavyweight.”




Press Release: January 13, 2009

Former Cuban amateur star Erislandy Lara has made his mark in the professional ranks with the same speed and impact that his blistering combinations make on his opponents, and after just nine fights, he appears to be ready to graduate to the next level. On Friday, January 29, the undefeated rising star will be featured in a 10-round junior middleweight bout that will push Lara to the limit as he takes on 154-pound standout and the winner of the second season of “The Contender,” Grady Brewer. Lara vs. Brewer will be the opening bout of the Fox Sports Net telecast headlined by Campillo vs. Shumenov II from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former amateur star Erislandy Lara (9-0, 5 KO’s) has made a seamless transition to the professional ranks since defecting from Cuba in 2008, and in just nine professional fights has dazzled boxing insiders and fans alike with his speed, power and poise. Fresh off of a near-shutout win over veteran Luciano Perez in his first 10-round fight last December, Lara ...more



With the confirmation that Manny Pacquiao will continue campaigning at Welterweight, the IBO will go forward and open the Junior Welterweight division which will be contested by the two leading available contenders.

We were proud and privileged to have the best pound for pound fighter in the world hold the IBO Junior Welterweight World Title.



Andrade Fulfils Promise


Demetrius Andrade promised to put on a spectacular performance, and that's exactly what he did. Andrade, who improved his record to 9-0, 7KO landed a picture perfect counter right hook midway through the very first round that sent Guereca to the canvas hard. Guereca was very hurt and remained on the canvas until the referee reached the count of ten. Official time of the stoppage was 1 minute 18 seconds of round number one. Look for Andrade, who is co-promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, to be back in action very soon.




Star Boxing Press Release - January 14, 2009

demetrius AndradeThis Friday, fast rising undefeated jr. middleweight Demetrius Andrade (8-0, 6KO) will look to open up the new year with a bang when he takes on tough Mexican native Bernardo Guereca (15-9-1, 3KO) at the Laredo Civic Center in Laredo, TX. Andrade- Guereca is scheduled for six rounds, and will be the co-feature bout of the evening on the nationally televised ESPN "Friday Night Fight" series.

DEMETRIUS ANDRADE: For the 2007 Amateur World Champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Andrade, who is co- promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, this will be the his fourth appearance on FNF since turning pro in October of 2008.

Andrade was a perfect 6-0, 4KO in 2009, earning him rave reviews from boxing insiders, as well as being chosen as one of boxing top prospects for the second straight year by's boxing analyst Dan Rafael.

"The best pro prospect from the 2008 U.S. Olympic team was a decorated amateur before turning pro in 2008. Boxing since he was 6, Andrade won a world amateur championship, two U.S. national titles and two National Golden Gloves titles. As a pro, the 6-1 Providence, R.I., native stayed busy with six bouts in 2009 and displayed the attributes that make him one of boxing's most dynamic prospects: dazzling hand speed, power and ring intelligence," stated Rafael.

"I am very excited to be back on Friday Night Fights, and have the opportunity to once again showcase my skills on the national level," stated Andrade. "Joe (DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing) and Artie (Pelullo, CEO of Banner Promotions) have done a great job of giving me these type of opportunities, and as you can see by my nomination as one of boxing top prospects for the second year in a row by ESPN, it's definitely paying off. 2010 is going to be a big year for me and my career, and that all starts this Friday night. This is my first nationally televised co-feature, so make sure to tune in, it's going to be a performance you won't want to want to miss."



Maurice Harris gunning for top heavyweights

Publicist Press Release; January. 11, 2010

Maurice HarrisNew Jersey heavyweight Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris, winner of the 2002 ‘Thunderbox Heavyweight Tournament,” fighting January 29 for the first time in more than two years, against veteran Billy “The Kid” Zumbrun in Albuquerque.

The 33-year-old Harris (20-14-2, 10 KOs) is genuine, no hype, and the often mismanaged fighter plans to get back into the heavyweight title picture with his new promoter, Boxing 360. He’s beaten some of the best, lost to inferior opponents on several occasions, and overall has failed to live-up to his physical potential.

The primary reason for his record is he turned pro at 17 with only nine amateur fights behind him, e was soon thrown to the wolves. “I’ve had an up-and-down career,” Harris explained. “I was hanging (at the gym) with pros like Al ‘Ice’ Cole and Ray Mercer and decided to join them as a pro when I was only 17, not realizing I didn’t have the valuable experience gained from boxing in amateur tournaments. But I was a hungry kid from the projects who wanted a way out. I was thrown-in tough early, in way over my head because I didn’t have any real experience. I didn’t even know how to tie-up or battle....more


We will bring back the real Mikkel Kessler against Froch

COPENHAGEN (January 13, 2010)


Mikkel Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs) will rely on the coaching brilliance of Jimmy Montoya when he takes on WBC Super-Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (26-0, 20 KOs) in the second round of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Montoya, a living legend, has been appointed the new head trainer following the opening-round loss against Andre Ward.


He is no stranger to the Danish superstar, having worked in his corner as an assistant trainer on countless of occasions. “I really look forward to working with Jimmy,” Kessler said. “Just like (Joe) Calzaghe, Ward managed to take my strengths away from me. Neither my corner nor I found any solutions during the fight. But I need to cope with this kind of situations, so I decided to make some changes. It was a very hard decision to part company with my dear friend ...more




Pacquaio Publicist Press Release: January 10, 2010

The stars will fight, big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas! Jerry Jones and Bob Arum, owner of the Dallas Cowboys and chairman of Top Rank, respectively, announced today that Cowboys Stadium would be the site of the MANNY PACQUIAO vs. JOSHUA CLOTTEY World Welterweight Championship fight taking place on Saturday, March 13 and broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View. Formal news conferences at Cowboys Stadium and in New York next week will provide details on tickets and the pay-per-view broadcast. Pacquiao vs. Clottey will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with the Dallas Cowboys and MP Promotions.

Pacquiao and Clottey boast a combine record of 85-6-2 (59 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 91% and a victory by knockout ratio of nearly 70%.

“I have wanted to bring a major boxing event to North Texas for many years, so why not bring in the biggest and the best?” asked Jones. “Manny Pacquiao is boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound attraction and the world champion. Manny defending his title against Joshua Clottey is ...more



LOS ANGELES, January 8 –

On Friday, January 29, KZ Event Productions and Golden Boy Promotions are pleased to present an evening of world championship boxing when they present “Fight Night With De La Hoya and Hopkins: Campillo vs. Shumenov II” at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the 12-round main event, Spain’s Gabriel Campillo will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against Las Vegas resident Beibut Shumenov, who will defend his IBA Light Heavyweight World Title, in a rematch of their heated 2009 title fight. In that August bout, Campillo upset the odds in an exciting 12 rounder that saw both men hit the deck before the Spaniard took the razor-thin and highly controversial majority decision.

“Fight Night With De La Hoya and Hopkins: Campillo vs. Shumenov II” is presented by KZ Event Productions and Golden Boy Promotions, with Campillo vs. Shumenov ...more




Promoter Press Release - January 6, 2010

Unbeaten North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight champion and Top-10 contender MIKE JONES, of Philadelphia, PA, makes the fourth defense of his title when he faces HENRY BRUSELES, of Gurabo, Puerto Rico, in the main event of an all-action card, Saturday evening, February 27, at Bally’s Atlantic City. The first bout will begin 8.30 p.m.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., the Jones-Bruseles title tilt will headline Top Rank Live, the exciting new boxing series, televised live on Fox Sports en Español and FOX Sports Net, beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Jones, 26, is considered one of the hottest prospects in boxing. His 19-0 record, including 16 knockouts, has elevated his world ratings to a career high -- No. 8 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), No. 11 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), and No. 16 by the World Boxing Council (WBC). He won the vacant NABA title on August 29, 2008 at the New Alhambra in Philadelphia, knocking out Brazilian strongman Juliano Ramos (15-1, 12 KOs), in the sixth round. Jones successfully defended his title three times last year, knocking out Dairo Esalas at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia, outpointing Lenin Arroyo at Bally’s and knocking out Raul Pinzon, also at Bally’s. Other victims include Germaine Sanders, Gilbert Venegas and Luciano Perez

Bruseles, 28, a three-time North American Boxing Organization (NABO) champion represents Jones’ toughest opposition so far. A pro since 1999, Bruseles has a 28-3-1 record, with 15 of those victories coming by stoppage. He enters this fight riding a five-year winning streak, including victories over Wilfredo Negron, Ener Julio, Arturo Urena, Cesar Bazan, Robert Frankel, Ben Tackie and Mario Ramos. Bruseles has not lost since January 22, 2005, against pound for pound icon Floyd Mayweather, Jr.



Mosley vs. Berto is a 12-round welterweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment. The bout will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 30, 2009.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50 are now on sale and available for purchase at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

A future Hall of Famer with five world titles to his name, Sugar Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KO's) has ruled the lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight divisions over his storied 16-year career. However, at 38 years old, the Pomona, Calif. native seems to be getting better and better as the years pass. Winner of seven of his last eight fights dating back to 2005, Mosley has defeated the likes of Fernando Vargas (twice), Luis Collazo and Ricardo Mayorga, but his most recent victory also was one of his most spectacular -- a ninth round stoppage of Antonio Margarito in January 2009 to win the Welterweight World Title for the third time.

One of boxing's top young stars, 26-year-old Andre Berto (25-0, 19 KO's) first made his mark on the worldwide sports scene as a member of the 2004 Haitian Olympic team. However he already has surpassed those accomplishments as an unbeaten professional and world champion. The owner of wins over Cosme Rivera, Michel Trabant, Steve Forbes, Collazo and Juan Urango, the Winter Haven, Fla. native won the WBC Welterweight World Title in June 2008 with a seventh round stoppage of Miguel Angel Rodriguez and has since defended his crown three times. No victory would be bigger than one over Mosley on January 30. Don't miss the action and see you at the fights!



Mundine Foregoes IBO Title Fight

Anthony Mundine's decision to forego a quest for the International Boxing Organization’s junior middleweight title next week in Australia is his own – and not based on undue influence or conflict from the IBO – according to its president, Ed Levine.

Mundine had been scheduled to meet Robert Medley for the IBO’s vacant 154-pound championship on Jan. 11 in Sydney, but the fight – if held at all – will no longer be for the IBO belt and is more likely to be fought at middleweight, Levine said.

A Jan. 6 report in the Sydney Morning Herald cited Mundine's displeasure with the IBO stemming from review of his May defeat of Daniel Geale for the organization’s 160-pound title – which Mundine relinquished upon requesting sanction for the 154-pound bout with Medley.

Levine, however, said it’s more likely Mundine's decision is based on other factors.

“Our opinion is that Mundine's current failure to honor his contractual obligations to the IBO and Medley are purely based on his inability to make the weight and/or his reluctance to accept two international officials and the costs attendant to putting on a world title fight,” Levine said.

Mundine defeated Geale by split decision to win the IBO middleweight belt. According to Levine, an appeal to the IBO from Geale's management resulted in a review of the bout by three “senior IBO judges,” which then resulted in a narrow split decision opinion in Geale's favor.

Some reports, including the Sydney Morning Herald’s, erroneously indicated that a unanimous decision in Geale's direction after the review would have mandated the original decision be overturned.

“That is total nonsense and completely incorrect. The IBO would never overturn an official result,” Levine said. “What was said by the IBO is that if the three appeals judges ‘unanimously and clearly by a wide margin’ scored the bout for Geale, title recognition could be withdrawn or an immediate rematch ordered.

“A mere close unanimous re-scoring of the contest would have led to Geale being made a mandatory fight for Mundine. Effectively, the close re-scoring getting a narrow split decision to Geale resulted in the same decision, a mandatory position for Geale but not in an immediate and direct rematch. Mundine was given the opportunity for an intervening optional defense.”

Levine said fights will be scheduled soon to fill the vacancies at 154 and 160 pounds.







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Press Release: January 4, 2010

Fox Sports en Español and Top Rank announced today the launch of an exciting new boxing series – “Top Rank Live.” The two-hour broadcast will air live on Fox Sports en Español on Saturdays, three times per month, beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The series will debut on Saturday, January 16, 2010, from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas . At least one show per month will originate directly from Mexico .

“Top Rank is thrilled to bring world-class boxing on a regular basis to cable and satellite TV viewers across the country,” said Todd duBoef, President of Top Rank. “We have found wonderful partners in the Fox Network Family. This new series will not only offer all-action cards but will allow fans to follow these fighters as they return from victories marching up the ratings toward world title shots. It’s a project Top Rank has been developing for years and Fox Sports Español is the perfect vehicle.”

Former world champions, world-class contenders, and up-and-coming prospects are scheduled to appear in future shows.

“In keeping with a longstanding tradition of bringing our loyal viewers the most in-demand programming, we’re thrilled to confirm this deal with Top Rank and provide exciting matches from some of the country’s most respected fighters,” said Joshua Glassel, Director of Programming Acquisitions for Fox Sports en Español.

Under this new partnership, Top Rank fights will also be distributed on FOX Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates beginning with the first event on January 16, 2010. FSN will continue to distribute Top Rank events once a month thereafter through 2011.


Battle of Unbeatens Lundy & Solomon

Press Release: Jan. 4, 2010 - Listen to Hank Lundy Bragaddio

Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc., kicks off the new year in classic style, headlining the January 22nd “Boston Pop” pro boxing card with unbeaten junior welterweights “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy and Brad Solomon battling in the 10-round main event, at The Roxy in Boston’s famed Theater District.

The 6-round co-feature pits intra-state rivals Chris Traietti (8-1, 5 KOs), an Iraq War veteran from Quincy, and dangerous Lawrence super middleweight Eddie Caminero (5-3, 5 KOs). Undefeated junior welterweight and 2008 U.S. Olympic Team alternate, nearby Framingham’s Danny O’Connor (10-0, 3 KOs), meets former Canadian welterweight title challenger Darelle “Red” Sukerow (14-15-1, 5 KOs) in a 6-rounder.

“We’re kicking off the New Year hard and fast with this very exciting, competitive card,” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “It’s been a while since CES has promoted a card in Boston and we’re very happy to be going back there. We have a great main event between two....more