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Ruiz stops Serin, eyes Haye

Press Release: November 7, 2009

Two-time World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz did exactly what he was supposed to do tonight in Germany, stopping former IBU title-holder Adnan “Aachen Assassin” Serin, to set the stage for a 2010 world title fight against new WBA champion David “Hayemaker” Haye.

WBA No. 1 contender Ruiz (44-8-1, 29 KOs) had agreed with the promoters for defending champion Nicolai Valuev and challenger Haye to “step aside” as the WBA “Official Challenger." Ruiz, provided he defeated Serin (19-11-1, 7 KOs), was guaranteed a title bout against the Valuev-Haye winner by the end of May, 2010. Haye defeated Valuev by a 12-round majority decision.

Ruiz, the first and only world heavyweight champion of Latino heritage, fought for the first time in 14 months and at his lightest weight (226) in six years. Fighting for the first time with head trainer/cutman Miguel Diaz in his corner, Ruiz displayed a much more aesthetically pleasing, aggressive style – no holding, clutching or grabbing.

Ruiz outclassed Serin from the opening bell until Serin’s corner threw in the towel at 1:34 of the seventh round. John came out strong, using a stiff jab to set-up punishing rights to Serin’s body, but “The Quietman” suffered a cut to his forehead, near the bridge of his nose, from an apparent head-butt in the fourth round. Ruiz picked up the pace, hurting Serin in the sixth, and unloaded six straight damaging right hands to Serin’s head, leading to an 8-count in the seventh. Four more rights resulted in the referee halting the action, after a towel was thrown into the ring from Serin’s cornerman.

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Donovan George Annihilates Naugler!

By: Cestus Press

Cestus Management's super middleweight destroyer Don "Da'Bomb" George made the leap from boxing prospect to being on the verge of becoming a world-class contender with a four round savage annihilation of Canadian Jason Naugler; handing this tough and very experienced fighter his first loss byway of stoppage. Coming into the contest, Naugler previously had twenty-nine fights and has gone the distance in very creditable performances against Chad Dawson, Jean Paul Mendy,Anthony Thompson, , Jesse Brinkley, Samuel Miller and Nicholas Poulard. The fight was the main event of a card promoted by Leon Margules and Dominic Pesoli at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago , Illinois .

George (18-0-1 w/16kos) showed impressive boxing skills and a snappy jab as he constantly peppered the experienced Naugler face and body. Naugler, attempting to overcome speed, power, and youth with experience, came out fast at the openinig bell and to everybody's surprise tried to box by jabing and moving and throwing fast combinations. Nauglers attempt to box George was to no avail, as George was out jabbing and countering all of Naugler's punches with fast and powerful combination's to both the head and body.

Naugler tasted the canvas in the second round with a pulverizing short fast right hand to the head that stiffened Naugler and then turned his legs to jelly where he fell heavily to the canvas face first. To his credit Naugler got up and barely made it through the round being saved by the bell, the crowd in attendance roared as they could feel that their hometown boy was well on his way to a fantastic finish.

The third round saw George show a lot of maturity by sticking to his game plan by countering Naugler, using a very hard left jab and fast crisp shots that where stopping Naugler in his tracks and sistematically breaking him down and busting him up.

In the fourth round, George upped his aggression and continued to punish Naugler; ripping power shots to the body and head. Naugler was brave but outgunned as George was merciless in his attack. The end came in brutal fashion as George landed hellacious shots and was savagely battering the Canadian which caused referee Gino Rodriguez to call a halt to the massacre.

Cestus Mangement CEO Gina Iacovou, said, "I am very happy as this is really a great win for Donovan. Naugler is known to be a tough a durable guy. Just look at his record as he has gone the distance with current world champions and world rated contenders."

Cestus Advisor, Mike Michael, said, "What a win and what a performance by Donovan! This is the kind of statement that he (George) needed to make against such an experienced and durable fighter like Naugler" Michael added, 2010 is going to be a phenomenal year for Donovan.



Mike Tyson Joins Broadcast Team

Press Release: October 30, 2009 I "The Dream of Tyson Lives" On is Fulfilled

Former champ Mike Tyson and promoter Don KingTyson has joined the broadcast team to add color commentary to King’s “Halloween Thrilla” fight card Saturday (Oct. 31) from Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The exciting five-fight undercard will be offered globally on pay per view for $5.99 at beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT/10 p.m. GMT.

The legendary former undisputed heavyweight champion, whose greatest years were spent with King, was the youngest man to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world titles. Tyson went on to become one of best heavyweight boxers in history.

“Oh what a glorious day,” said King. “My prodigal son has returned. It may be Halloween, but this is no trick. This will be a treat for boxing fans around the world. Mike is more than one of the greatest heavyweight champions in boxing history. He is a boxing historian, and nobody can break a fight down like Iron Mike.”

Tyson will join blow-by-blow announcer James “Smitty” Smith and analyst Ken ...more



Witherspoon, Mcline headline boxing at the Arena

Press Release: October 30, 2009

It will be a sensational night of boxing on Friday night December 11th as Greg Robinson’s Power Productions Boxing Ringside presents a night of boxing featuring some of the best local talent in the area that will be headlined by local return of one of the top heavyweights in the world in Chazz Witherspoon.

The nine bout card will take place at The Arena in South Philadelphia.

Witherspoon of Paulsboro, New Jersey brings in a record of 26-1 with eighteen knockouts and is riding a three fight knockout streak since his only blemish to former world title challenger Chris Arreola on June 21st, 2008.

Since then, Witherspoon has stopped Adam “The Swamp Donkey” Richards (22-1), Travis Fulton and Willie Perryman.

This will be Witherspoon’s first area appearance since February 15, 2008 when ...more


Casal vs. Fernandez at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

Promoter Nick Garone and his X-Cel Worldwide have announced most of the opponents for their November 6 "Road to Redemption" event at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

In the main event, hometown hero Nick "Hands of Gold" Casal (19-4-1, 15 KOs) will face Salt Lake City's Christopher "Kid Kayo" Fernandez (18-7-1, 11 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight showdown.

Fernandez has had mixed success as he's stepped up his competition, but recently went the distance with highly rated former junior welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi.

"The first time Nick fought on one of my shows, it was just to get him back in the ring and back to the winning column. This fight against Fernandez represents the next step in our plans," explained Garone. "He's a tough kid who's gone some rounds with some very tough guys and even taken a few 0's along the way from some undefeated fighters. We think he's a great choice for the fans and for Nick."



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Press Release: November. 15, 2009

International Boxing Organization junior welterweight title-holder Manny Pacquiao will have 60 days to decide whether he’ll defend or relinquish his championship, according to a Wednesday statement from IBO President Ed Levine.

The IBO is the only sanctioning body to recognize Pacquiao as a world champion.

“Manny Pacquiao was notified that he will be given time to decide whether to defend his championship at 140 pounds or vacate the title,” Levine said. “He is still well within his time requirements to make a title defense in the weight class. So, we’ll allow him a chance to decide and notify us.”

Levine released the statement in response to several inquiries about Pacquiao’s title status.

Pacquiao won the IBO belt from then-champion Ricky Hatton in May and is scheduled to meet Miguel Cotto in a welterweight bout in Las Vegas on Nov. 14.

According to IBO rules, “all champions, with the exception of the heavyweight champion, shall defend their title at least once every nine months unless medically excused therefrom for valid cause and/or at the sole and absolute discretion of the IBO.”

Now 32 years old, Pacquiao is 49-3-2 with 37 knockouts and is unbeaten since a decision loss to Erik Morales in 2005.

He has one previous fight at welterweight – a TKO over Oscar De La Hoya in December 2008 – and has also competed at least once in every weight class from junior flyweight (108 pounds) to lightweight (135 pounds) since turning professional in 1995.

The win over Hatton was his first appearance in an IBO championship bout.

Should Pacquiao elect to vacate his title, Levine said the championship would be filled by a subsequent bout between the top two available contenders. Pacquiao is No. 1 in the organization’s computerized rankings for October, while ex-champion Hatton is No. 2.

Unbeaten Russian prospect Denis Shafikov is the IBO Intercontinental champion at 140 and a likely contender if the title were to become vacant.

About IBO

From its inception, the IBO's mandate has been to bring honesty, integrity and trust to boxing. The record shows that it’s been – and continues to be – successful.

That's why world class talent like Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Ricky Hatton, Chad Dawson, Manny Pacquiao and so many others have been proud to wear IBO title belts. And that’s why the IBO's objective, comprehensive computerized rankings remain the most reliable and honest in the sport.

When you associate with the IBO, you send a message to boxing. It's a statement of your commitment to maintaining credibility in the greatest, purest contest of human ability in the world. "The Champion of Integrity" invites you to be part of the revolution.



John Ruiz returns Nov. 7 on Valuev-Haye PPV card

Press Release: October 29, 2009

John Ruiz"Two-time World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz, the current WBA No. 1 rated and “official challenger,” has been matched against former IBU champion Adna “Aachen Assassin” Serin on the Nov. 7th Nicolai Valuev-David Haye pay-per-view event live from Nuremberg, Germany.

Ruiz (43-8-1, 29 KOs), the first and only world heavyweight champion of Latino heritage, needs to defeat Serin (19-10-1, 7 KOs), a Turk who fights out of Germany, to earn a mandated WBA shot title against the Valuev-Haye winner early next year.

“I’m always happy to go to Germany,” Ruiz said. “The people there are great and they always treat me well. I’m really looking forward to this fight. I know no fight is easy and that I have to get past this one to get the winner of Valuev-Haye. That’s why I’m focused 100-percent on the November 7th fight. I know there’s another world title fight in the horizon for me, but I have to ready for this fight and win to get the next one.”

Ruiz-Serin is tentatively scheduled to be the opening bout on the live PPV show being distributed by Integrated Sports in the United States and Canada starting at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, DISH Network, Viewer’s Choice, Shaw PPV and Bell TV for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. A replay will be shown that same night at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.

“It’s been a while since I last fought because of some things that were out of my control,” Ruiz noted. “I’m ready and have been training for three months. I’m very happy that this fight is going to be on pay per view in the United States. My fans haven’t been able to watch my last few fights and neither has the media. They think I still fight the same way (clutch-and-grab) because my fights haven’t been shown on television back in the states. I’m much more aggressive and now they will all be able to see how much I’ve improved with their own eyes.”

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“Hammerin’” Hank Lundy Philadelphia Dreamin’

Press Release: October 27, 2009

Fright night fight posterOne of the hottest prospects on the East Coast, Philadelphia light welterweight “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy, is continuing the great “City of Brotherly Love” boxing tradition, determined to become Philly’s premier 135- to 140-pound fighter of contemporary times.

Lundy (15-0-1, 9 KOs) faces his toughest opponent, former WBC FECARBOX and WBA Fedecentro champion Aldo “El Pato” Valtierra (25-11, 13 KOs), Satn he 10feature (Halloween) on the “Fright Night At The Sun” pro boxing card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

World-rated light heavyweight Joey “K.O. Kid” Spina (25-1-1, 17 KOs) headlines “Fright Night At The Sun” against former world champion Lou “Honey Boy” Del Valle (36-6-1, 22 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

X-Cel Worldwide/Top Rank Partner up for Heavyweight Heavy Hitters

Heavy hitters fight posterFormer Heavyweight Champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman Headlines; "Big" Michael Grant in main supporting bout. Local Favorites Kenny Abril, Russell Jordan and Darnell Jiles Jr. also make appearances. The promoter leading a revival of Western New York boxing, Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide, is announcing yet another eye-catching world-class event.

On December 3 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, Garone will present "Night of the Heavy Hitters" (in association with Bob Arum's Top "Rank) featuring former undisputed and two-time heavyweight champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman (45-7-2, 36 KOs) in the main event, with former #1 heavyweight contender and world title challenger "Big" Michael Grant (45-3, 33 KOs) in the chief supporting bout

"It's going to be a great night for boxing fans in the Rochester area," said an excited Garone. "We're doing this in conjunction with another elite organization in Bob Arum's Top Rank, so you know it's going to be a top-quality show. Besides the two big heavyweight battles, we've also got local kids Kenny Abril and Darnell Jiles Jr. in separate bouts."

Grant, who fights under the X-Cel promotional banner, says he's excited about the opportunity this fight will present. "I'm looking to hit the ground running for a big fight in 2010," he explained. Grant is riding a seven-fight winning streak. He won the NABA-US Heavyweight Championship with a hard-fought win over Paul Marinaccio in his last bout.



Adamek KO's Golota in the 5th Round

Press Release: October 25, 2009 / ADAMEK VACATES IBF TITLE

Tomaz AdamekTomasz Adamek knocked out Andrew Golota in a 5 round fight that proved Adamek has what it takes to be a top contender in the heavyweight arena. Here’s what was said at the post fight interviews.

From Tomasz Adamek: I will never forget this moment, fighting in front of almost 17 thousand Polish fans against a Polish legend that went through many great battles. It was a meaningful night for me.”

“By beating Andrew Golota I made a statement about my power. I wanted to show how good I can be as a heavyweight. I got hit couple of times pretty hard, but I was never in danger. Looks like my iron chin will work for me in a higher weight class also.”

“I never treat any fight as something personal and it was the same this time. I did not plan to knock Golota out, it was not my intention. After the first knockdown, I knew I could hit him at will. I paced myself in round 2 and 3, waiting for the right moment to up my tempo. Andrew Gmitruk was telling me to not get too cocky. I remembered this every minute I was in the ring. It was not easy win, regardless of the outcome. I had to be careful not to get hit by this powerful 260 pound man. It worked.”

“I hope I proved tonight to everybody, that I can be 215 pounds and be effective as a heavyweight. But my foes in the cruiserweight division should not be too happy yet. If the major television outlets will offer great fights, I will be back and knock out those guys too.”

Asked about future plans; “I will go back to the U.S. in couple of days, maybe enjoy myself for couple of weeks and then eagerly await the next challenge. It’s in my nature not to be lazy for too long. I love my home, wife and two daughters, but after a while I miss the ring. I want to thank everybody who believed in my skills and determination. I never had a doubt about the outcome of this fight. I want also to thank Andrzej for accepting this fight. He helped me realize my dream of becoming a heavyweight”.






Truax-Daniels IBA Title Fight Headlines November 20!


traux fight posterUnbeaten Super Middleweight “Golden” Caleb Truax will vie for his first title Friday November 20 against former world champion Carl Daniels in the main event of Seconds Out Promotions’ “The Golden Era” live from the St. Paul Armory.

Truax, 13-0 (9 KO’s), has been impressive thus far during his young career. The Osseo, MN native stopped five of his last six opponents, including an impressive TKO over veteran Patrick Perez in July.

Daniels, of St. Louis , MO , is a former WBA Junior Middleweight champion and fought the likes of Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar Green, Julio Cesar, Laurent Boudouani and Chad Dawson. The 69 fight veteran is Truax’ most experienced foe to date.

The Truax-Daniels matchup is scheduled for ten rounds, with the winner claiming......more




Press Release: October 23, 2009 / Back to the Cruiserweight Division

Valuez vs Haye fight posterNorth American boxing fans can view the much-anticipated “David vs. Goliath” World Boxing Association heavyweight championship boxing match between Nikolai “The Russian Giant” Valuev and David “The Hayemaker” Haye, live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, Nov. 7 from Nuremberg, Germany.

Valuev (50-1, 34 KOs), from St. Petersburg, Russia, is the two-time and current WBA heavyweight champion and has fought and defeated a “Who’s Who” of heavyweight champions including Evander “The Real Deal Holyfield, John Ruiz (twice), and Sergey Lyakhovich. He also holds the distinction of being the tallest and heaviest champion in history at a daunting 7 feet and 325 pounds.

Haye, (22-1, 21 KOs), from London, England, wreaked havoc on the cruiserweight....more


X-Cel's Mitchell Destroys Telesco!         Press Release: TELESCO VS. MITCHELL IN CROSSROADS BATTLE

Last night at the Hilton Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, New York, two-time world champion Byron “Gator” Mitchell’s (28-5-1, 21 KOs) moved one giant step forward in his comeback by devastating former #1 light heavyweight contender David Telesco (30-7-1, 25 KOs) via second-round knockout.

Mitchell floored Telesco with a powerful right at the end of the first round which was the first time he had ever been down in his career! In round two Mitchell continued to press the action and after a heated exchange finished him with a left and a right at 2:01.

“Byron looked fantastic tonight,” said Mitchell’s promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide. “We were using this fight to gauge where he stands and I think the sight of David Telesco going down face first told us everything we need to know. Byron Mitchell is a force at light heavyweight… a very powerful one.”


Steve USS Cunningham To Face Matt Too Smooth Godfrey For Vacant IBF Cruiserweight Crown?

Steve USS CunninghamFormer Cruiserweight King Steve USS Cunninghams dreams of regaining the IBF Cruiserweight belt from the man that took his coveted title, by close split decision, following their epic Fight Of The Year nominated battle back last December, were shattered on Monday when Main Events boss Kathy Duva announced that Tomasz Goral Adamek had relinquished the crown.

The IBF reacted quickly to Adameks resignation by announcing that Matt Too Smooth Godfrey would be the next available for the vacant title and ordered negotiations to start for the fight with USS Cunningham.

USS Cunningham, once described as the by Bad Left Hooks Steve Christ as the Worlds nicest man due to his never having a bad word to say about his fellow boxers or the would be opponents that have avoided him, took a typically philosophical stance on hearing the..MORE




Press Release: October 21, 2009 / The Peterson Brothers

Bradley vs Peterson fight posterWorld Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR and WBO interim junior welterweight champion LAMONT PETERSON will host a news conference announcing their world title fight Next Tuesday! October 27, beginning at Noon, in the Cahuila Ballroom at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa (32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, Calif. 92270.) The public is invited to attend.

Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., will be defending his title for the fourth time since winning it in May 2008 against interim champion Peterson (27-0, 13 KOs), of Washington, D.C., on Saturday, December 12 in The Show at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa. Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions, in association with Top Rank and Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa, the fight will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast.) The telecast will open with World Super Flyweight Champion Vic Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs), of Armenia, defending his title against World Boxing Council (WBC) interim champion Tomas Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs), of Mexico. World Champions and medalist. Athlete and football




Press Release: October 21, 2009

"This morning we were advised that Kelly Pavlik's recovery of his left hand has not progressed as projected by Dr. Peter J. Evans, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Upper Extremity Center,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Tank, Pavlik’s promoter. “As a result of this Kelly is unable to close his left hand which prohibits him from being prepared for a December 5 middleweight championship defense against Paul Williams

“We at Top Rank are disappointed by this unexpected development in his recovery. Once Pavlik is cleared medically by Dr. Evans we will pursue all avenues with regards to a future bout.

"We appreciate the understanding of Paul Williams, Goossen Tutor Promotions, HBO and Caesars Atlantic City with regards to this unforeseen occurrence."



Molitor to Face Argentine Escobar at Rumble at Rama X

Press Release: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

International Boxing Federation IBF With his sights firmly set on another crack at a world title, former IBF Junior Featherweight world champion Steve “The Canadian Kid” (30-1, 12 KO’s) returns to the ring on Saturday, November 21st, to face capable, battle-tested, Argentine warrior Sergio Javier Escobar (11-8-1, 2 KO’s), at Rumble at Rama X, in Rama, Ontario.

The eight round showdown will be the evening’s co-feature, just prior to 19 year-old Pilipino phenom Marvin Sonsona (14-0, 12 KO’s) defending his WBO Junior Bantamweight world title for the first time, against Mexico City’s Alejandro Hernandez (22-7-1, 11 KO’s).

Molitor rebounded from his devastating loss last November to unified 122 lb. world champion Celestino Caballero with a hard-fought split decision win this past June over Heriberto Ruiz to capture the IBF’s number two ranking, guaranteeing himself a spot in an IBF world title eliminator.

Molitor followed up the win over Ruiz with a convincing 5th round KO over Dario Azuaga at Rumble at Rama IX, and is looking for another impressive outing to further serve notice that he’s ready to reclaim his world crown.

“We need Steve to be as sharp and focused as possible when the IBF decides to proceed with either an eliminator, or a title fight to fill a vacancy,” said Allan Tremblay, President of Orion sports Management.



Gomez rocks Perez in a huge stunner

Press Release: October 21, 2009

After more than a year of inactivity, two time former IBF world champ Luis Perez (25-4, 16 kos) returned to action in his home country of Nicaragua against fellow countryman Sergio Gomez (14-5, 10 kos). What was supposed to be a welcome back party for Perez soon turned into a nightmare as a highly motivated Gomez took the action straight to Perez.

Gomez, a former three time Central American amateur champ, showed signs of his potential by putting on a boxing clinic. Perez had no answer for Gomez jab, straight lead right and left hook combinations. His lateral movement and smart boxing left Perez without any answers.

After losing the first round, Perez came back with fury evening up the score in round two. From then on it was all downhill for Perez as Gomez started connecting sharp combinations to the head. The fight was stopped after four rounds by referee Enrique Portocarrero after witnessing the destruction a series of straight rights hands created over the eyelids of Perez.

It was Perez first fight since his unsuccessful bid to become a champion in three different weight classes when he lost against Panamanian fighter Ricardo Cordoba in an attempt to gain the interim WBA super bantamweight title. Clearly the lack of activity hurt Perez as he was out of distance, had no reflexes and looked clumsy at times, much different than the Perez who made various defenses of his world title.

The Perez vs. Gomez fight can be seen courtesy of Nicaraguan promotion company PRODESA at:

The full fight card will be transmitted at a soon to be announced date for the whole world via specialized boxing fight site:




Live Interview / Joseph Agbeko Predicts Knockout over Perez

Joseph, why are you so confident you’re going to win this fight by knockout?

AGBEKO: “I’m so confident because Yonnhy Perez is a good fighter. He can come forward, he can go backward. Fighting a very good fighter is always difficult. It makes you work harder. Yonnhy Perez can definitely not stay in there with me. He’s definitely going to get stopped.”

What did the win over Silence Mabuza do for your confidence?

PEREZ: “Of course it was a boost of confidence, but one thing that everyone needs to be aware of is that my confidence didn’t come just from that fight. I have my confidence in my preparation and I’m confident every time I step in the ring, no matter who I’m facing. Beating Mabuza was a great deal for me, but I had confidence in my power and my ability even before I stepped in the ring, and the same thing is going to happen on Oct. 31.”

Yonnhy, what do you think about Agbeko’s prediction of a knockout?

PEREZ: “I’m ready for any type of battle to happen in the ring. I don’t want to make a prediction of my own, but as far as what Agbeko said coming into this fight and predicting a knockout, it’s OK. That’s why I live in this country, there’s freedom of speech. He can say whatever he wants about any issue. I’ve traveled to Africa, and I know how the fighters of that continent are. I know they can talk more than what they can actually do in the ring. He shouldn’t spit up in the air because all that’s going to fall right on his face.”

Where you impressed with his performance against Darchinyan?

PEREZ: “I wasn’t really impressed. I was actually a little bit disappointed. I thought that being the bigger man he should have been able to handle him a little bit better. It’s like me moving up to 122 or 126 and trying to beat a bigger man, which, in reality, it doesn’t work that way. So, I was not that impressed. “

Are you planning on impressing Yonnhy?

AGBEKO: “This fight is going to be an enjoyable fight for me. I’m a confident fighter and I really enjoy it when I fight another confident fighter. It’s going to be a very enjoyable fight for me.”




Derek “Pooh” Ennis captured the USBA Jr. Middleweight title with a thrilling twelve round unanimous decision over Eromosele Albert this past Friday night at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

This memorable bout was the main event of a seven bout card that was part of Greg Robinson’s Power Productions 10th anniversary show.

Ennis of Philadelphia and Albert fought at close quarters for the full thirty-six minute fight and the battle became another Legendary Blue Horizon classic.

The two banged away at each other as Ennis used quick combinations that he divvied up between the body and head while Albert continued to press forward and gave as good as he took.

As the fight ended, ringside media members were split on who should have ..continue




Press Release: October 19, 2009

When Jon Schneider and Eilon Kedem step into the ring against their opponents on October 21st on the Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing promoted show at the Hilton Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, NY, they will be doing what they know how to do best, and that's fight. But while many people throughout the world view boxing as one of the toughest and most brutal sports, the type of combat Schneider and Kedem have experienced in their lives makes the sport of boxing look like a piece of cake.

Schneider, who sports a record of 7-3-1, 5KO and will be taking on John Douglas (6-13-3, 3KO) in a six round cruiserweight match-up, while Kedem (9-2-4, 6KO) will battle....more




Press Release: October. 18, 2009 I Photos by Howard Schatz

Andre Dirrell and Carl Froch trade punchesArthur Abraham knocks down Jermaine Taylor

The Super Six World Boxing Classic got off to a scintillating start in Europe on Saturday night. At the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham , England , hometown hero Carl “The Cobra” Froch defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) title against Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell of Flint , Michigan by split-decision. In Berlin, at the famed o2 World Arena, “King” Arthur Abraham treated his hometown fans to a spectacular final-round knockout victory of Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor.

Froch (26-0, 20 KOs) remained undefeated Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd when he handed Dirrell (19-0, 13 KOs ) the first loss of his professional career. In a close fight all the way through, Froch received a leg up when referee Hector Afu took a point away from Dirrell for clinching after repeated warnings in the 10th round.

Dirrell and Froch continued to work and exchange through rounds 11 and 12, catching each other with solid jabs, although neither was really able to hurt the other. Kneeling together on the ground, the judges scores were read announcing Froch the split decision winner with....more



Jirov Wins Comeback Bout in Exciting Fashion

Press Release: October 10, 2009


Former Cruiserweight Champ Scores Thrilling TKO2 at "Phoenix Rising" event at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona

Former Heavyweight Champ Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs' Fight KO'd by Opponent's Vision Trouble
Former world cruiserweight champion Vasiliy "The Tiger" Jirov (38-3-1, 32 KOs) made a successful return to the ring Saturday night against hard-punching spoiler Jonathan Williams... but, as is always the case with Jirov, not without a few moments of suspense.

Fighting in the main event of Neworld Promotions debut event, Jirov had to climb off the canvas from a flash knockdown in round one to drop Williams three times in round two and earn the TKO.

"Vasiliy can't be in a bad fight," said relieved manager Ivaylo Gotzev, afterward. "There was a flash knockdown, but all it did was put Vasiliy back in the right state of mind to go for the kill. The shot he got hit with was his welcome back to the fight game. In the second round, Vasiliy showed that "The Tiger" is truly back."

Jirov, who is once again campaigning as a cruiserweight, says he will stay busy in the upcoming year to help him regain his sharpness.

In what was to be the main supporting bout, former lineal and WBO Heavyweight Champion Shannon Briggs (48-5-1, 42 KOs) had his comeback fight against New Mexico's Arron Lyons called off when Lyons failed the pre-fight medical exam.

Gotzev says he will be announcing both former champions' next appearances in the near future.




By Jim Borgen at Ringside.

Local hero Billy Lyell (21-7) successfully defended his NABC middleweight title via a unanimous eight round decision over tough veteran Chris Gray (12-11) at the Eastwood Expo Center - Niles, Ohio. Billy went right to work from the first bell and clearly outscored his game opponent. The scores were 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75. Lyell is ranked #15 in world by the IBF based on his upset victory over then #1 ranked John Duddy earlier this year.

In a junior middleweight semi-main event 2002 National Golden Gloves welterweight champion Durrell Richardson of Youngtown, Ohio was a big winner. Richardson (12-3) surprisingly took out the 2000 Olympic represenitive Dante Craig (18-9-1) of Cincnnati, Ohio in the first round. It was an impressive performance by the 30 year old Durrell.

In a six round welterweight bout the popular Jake Giuriceo (5-0) out Campbell, Ohio looked good winning a six round verdict over a determined James Pope (4-2) out of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Jake has a big following in the Youngstown are.

In a scheduled light heavyweight four rounder local Randy Campbell (2-0) took care of Travis Richards (1-6) in the second round.

This boxing card was presented by Bowers Promotions.




Press Release: October 17, 2009

This week, Tomasz Adamek, in a letter written to Marian Muhammad, President, International Boxing Federation, formally vacated his IBF Crusierweight Title. Adamek expressed his regret in having to vacate the title and thanked the IBF for the opportunities he was given.

He stated,“ I am not leaving the IBF family. I will be fighting October 24 against Andrew Golota for the IBF International Heavyweight Title in Lodz , Poland . Further, when possible I hope to return to reclaim my IBF Title.”

Adamek still holds the Ring Belt Cruiserweight Championship Title.




The matchups for Group Stages 2 and 3 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic were announced tonight by SHOWTIME Sports®. All Group Stage 2 and 3 matches for the groundbreaking tournament will be scheduled to take place in 2010 and will air on the premium television network SHOWTIME®. Dates and venues for the coming matchups will be announced.

The celebrated tournament pits the six best super middleweight boxers in the world against one another in a modified round robin as they compete for supremacy in the 168-pound division and the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup. The points-based Group Stages ensure a progression of fights and present added pressure for the fighters to earn valuable points towards a berth in the single-elimination Semi-Finals. Each participant will fight three different opponents in the Group Stage segment of the tournament, earning two points for a win with one bonus point for a KO/TKO, one point for a draw and zero for a loss. After Group Stage 3, the four fighters with the highest point totals will advance to the Semi-Finals.










PRODESA announces free 10 fight Web Cast this Saturday!

Nicaraguan Promotion Company Boxeo PRODESA announced today a free web cast of the big 10 bout fight card in honor of former all time great Alexis Arguello (RIP) due to take place this Saturday, Oct 17th. The 10 bout fight card will feature some top quality boxers such as two time IBF champion Luis Perez (25-3, 16 kos) facing tough up and comer Sergio Gómez. Also participating will be world ranked fighters Alvaro Perez (18-1-1, 12 kos), Everth Briceno (30-5-1, 25 kos) and IBF Youth Champ Yader Escobar (20-2, 14 kos) as well as some of the best up and coming boxers from Nicaragua.

The fight card will be transmitted free of cost thru the internet at the following address: The web cast is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM Nicaraguan time. For more details please check out the web page under the section denominated PRODESA TV. Transmision will be both in English and in Spanish.

For those who miss the fight a retransmission will occur about a week later thru, a premiere specialized boxing website.

This is an initiative of PRODESA,, as well as local telecom company Claro and Claro TV to showcase Nicaraguan boxers on a much larger world stage.




Press Release: October 14, 2009

Long synonymous with the fighting city of Philadelphia, future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins' remarkable career will continue in his hometown on Wednesday, December 2, when "The Executioner," who will be fighting in Philly for the first time since 2003, faces hard-hitting Enrique Ornelas at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. The 12-round light heavyweight bout will be televised live on VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, at 8 p.m. ET.

In addition to fighting for his fans, Hopkins will be fighting for charity as he has committed to donating one dollar from each ticket sold to three select charities. Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley, to which Hopkins will donate in memory of Shaun Negler, one of his biggest fans, whose last wish was to attend Hopkins' fight against...more



Joseph Agbeko Predicts Knockout over Perez

Press Release: October 14, 2009 - Watch Fight Trailer


International Boxing Federation bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko has boldly predicted he will score a knockout victory over undefeated IBF No. 1-ranked mandatory challenger Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez when they meet in Don King’s Halloween Thrilla at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 31. (SHOWTIME 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on West Coast)

“I think I will defeat Yonnhy Perez by knockout,” Agbeko said from his South Florida-based training camp. “I’m not underestimating him. He’s a good fighter, but I know this is going to be a knockout for me.

“Perez should keep his confidence as an undefeated fighter and bring it to the ring. I want to face him at his best. After our fight, he will feel the same way I did after I suffered my...more



Press Release: October 13, 2009 - Photos by Howard Schartz - Watch Fight Trailer



Dozens of reporters and camera teams attended today´s public workout in the heart of Berlin as “King” Arthur Abraham and Jermain Taylor gave a taste of their class. The two former champions will open the hotly-anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic in front of what will be a sell-out crowd at the o2 World Arena here on Saturday night (SHOWTIME®, 8 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed)

Not just the German capital, but the international press and fans around the world are buzzing with anticipation. Camera teams from Russia , Denmark , Italy , Germany and America , amongst other nations, were deployed to cover today´s training session.

King Arthur believes his opponent will be in for “an unpleasant surprise”. He said: “ ..more



Guerrero Wins NABO Middleweight Title in Salisbury !

Press Release: October 12, 2009

Backed by more than 5,000 fans at Arthur W. Purdue Stadium, Salisbury sensation Fernando Guerrero earned the NABO Interim Middleweight title Saturday night with an impressive 10 round majority decision over renowned tough guy Ossie Duran.

After a tentative start during the first few rounds, Guerrero turned up the heat. A straight left hand stunned Duran in the sixth, but the New Jersey based Ghanaian hung in tough. The hard hitting Guerrero kept Duran on his toes in the seventh, tagging the respected veteran with crisp combinations. Guerrero was cut over the left eye in the 8th following an accidental head butt, but the blood didn’t deter the hometown hero.

Guerrero maintained a high work rate, but was controversially ruled down in the final round. While his loyal fans, who packed the stadium despite poor weather conditions throughout the day, were livid with the knockdown call, Guerrero kept his composure and finished ..more








Press Release: October 9, 2009

Glen Johnson answered six questions posed to him regarding his Nov. 7 rematch with Chad Dawson.

Dawson (28-0, 17 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., meets Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs), from Miami, FL by way of Clarendon, Jamaica, Nov. 7 at the XL Center in Harford , Conn., in a WBC light heavyweight world title rematch. Back in April, 2008, the two met with Dawson ’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line with Dawson coming away with the unanimous decision.

Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing, Dawson-Johnson II and a tremendous Alfredo Angulo vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 10-round Super Welterweight co-feature will be broadcast live on HBO World ...more




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On October 21 Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing returns to the Hilton Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, NY, to present its second installment of Rumble at the Rye Town Hilton. Headlining the card once again will be heavy-handed, former world title challenger, David Telesco (30-6-1, 26KO) taking on fellow banger and former two-time world champion, Byron Mitchell (27-5-1, 20KO). The bout is scheduled for eight rounds in the light heavyweight division.

"This is an intriguing fight between two former contenders and champions who have always been known to produce very entertaining and exciting fights," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and founder of Star Boxing. "With both David and Byron, you know exactly what you are going to get. You have two guys who will be stepping in that ring with one purpose in mind, and that's to knock the other guy out. David is coming off a very impressive victory in his last fight, and Byron's KO victories are well-known throughout the industry. We are expecting a great showing from both ..continue




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Chad Dawson shared his thoughts on facing Glen Johnson again, the state of the light heavyweight division and his interests outside the ring answering six quick questions posed to him recently.

Dawson (28-0, 17 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., meets Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs), from Miami , FL by way of Clarendon , Jamaica, Nov. 7 at the XL Center in Harford , Conn., in a WBC light heavyweight world title rematch. Back in April, 2008, the two met with Dawson ’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line with Dawson coming away with the unanimous decision.

Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing, Dawson-Johnson II and a tremendous Alfredo Angulo vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 10-round Super Welterweight co-feature will be broadcast live on HBO World ..continue

(Oct. 8, 2009)


Latest Update on Olszewski!

By David Selwyn: October 9, 2009

Eileen "The Hawaiian Mongoose " Olszewski, the current and reigning WIBA Flyweight Champion has recovered from some nagging injuries and is ready and willing to defend her WIBA World Flyweight. Eileen traveled last December to Nadia Raoui's own backyard and fought Ms. Raoui to a draw.

Team Olszewski tried in vain to give Ms. Raoui a rematch. Ms. Raoui's German promoter Mr. Dietmar Berg did not negotiate in good faith .Mr. Ryan Wissow, the WIBA president was the supervisor for the first fight between Olszewski and Raoui. For the rematch, Mr. Berg told Ryan Wissow to stay home and he would have Mr. Mirko Skoko on site in Vienna, Austria, for the fight set for the 3rd of October to supervise the fight and choose the judges. Team Olszewski had no idea who Mr. Skoko was---Now we do.

He is a boxing promoter who lives in Germany and is [listed as the manager of Nadia Raoui's last opponent, Fleis Djendi for the "prestigious" vacant WPBO [World Pro Boxing Organisation] flyweight Title.

Mr. Berg also put in a clause in the contract for the rematch, that we do not think anyone would agree to and we quote, "If Ms. Olszewski does not fight in Vienna then Ms. Olszewski pays a contract penalty of 10,000 Euro dollars." We thought this clause was totally absurd. We told Mr. Berg if he wants to have everything his way, then he would have to go to Burger King!

Eileen would like to defend her title as soon as possible. We are trying to fight in NYC, but there have been very few boxing Cards in Manhattan , NY. Eileen won her WIBA title from Elena "Baby Doll "Reid in Manhattan on 2/28/08 and had a large contingent of her fans there. If anyone knows of an upcoming boxing card in Manhattan, please contact Eileen's manager David Selwyn at Boxing or call his 24/7 Boxing Hotline at 845-893-2829 We are more than willing to do whatever is necessary to defend the WIBA Flyweight Title.


Dynamite vs. Concrete

High-powered cruiserweight shootout tops "Phoenix Rising" Undercard October 17 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona
Former "The Contender" star Eric "Dynamite" Vega doesn't believe in taking the easy road.

That's why on October 17, when he climbs into the ring at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, for his first fight since appearing on the show, it will be against hard-punching former IBF Cruiserweight World Champion Kelvin "Konkrete" Davis (24-10-3, 17 KOs).

Fighting in one of the main supporting bouts of Neworld Promotions "Phoenix Rising" event, that also features the comebacks of former world champions Vasiliy Jirov and Shannon Briggs, Vega (8-4-1, 6 KOs) will be taking on one of the toughest opponents of his career in front of his hometown Phoenix fans.

"We spoke to Eric about taking such a tough opponent for his first fight since the show and he was adamant that's what he wanted," explained Neworld Promotions chief Les Cohen. "I'm not complaining. Whenever you have two guys with that much power in there, it always makes for an entertaining fight as long as it lasts."

Two of Vega's four losses came during competition of The Contender. He avenged another of his losses by stopping JJ McAllister in May of 2008.

"We believe in Eric and his willingness to challenge himself is a big reason why," added Cohen.

The main event that night will feature former cruiserweight champion and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Vasiliy "The Tiger" Jirov making his return against Dominique Alexander. Former WBO and Linear Heavyweight Champion Shannon "the Cannon Briggs' opponent is still TBA.

Also on the undercard, Arizona will get its first look at former amateur world champion and now undefeated light heavyweight Ismayl Silakh of the Ukraine (9-0, 8 KOs), as well as an intriguing showdown between Phoenix super lightweight Eddie Brooks (8-2, 3 KOs) and Sweden's undefeated Shadi Hamsho (10-0, 2 KOs).

Tickets for "Phoenix Rising" are available at the Celebrity Theatre box office, online at or by calling 602.267.1600. They are priced at $25 and $50 with a limited number of Gold Circle VIP seats available for $100.


Booth Faces Hunter Challenge October 16

In the prime of a long and storied career, Jason Booth now faces the highest hurdle of his professional life.

The sharp-punching 31 year old Nottingham stylist meets former triple champion Michael Hunter on enemy ground at the Seaburn Centre in Sunderland, England on a Frank Maloney promotion on Friday, October 16.

Booth, 33-5 (13), will place his British super bantam belt at risk against Hunter and the occasion will mark the 17th time that "2Smooth" has participated in a high-level title bout.

But his opponent on October 16 can brag as to having already held the European crown that Booth covets

Southpaw Hunter, 29-1-1 (13), who also boasts of British and Commonwealth belts in his trophy cabinet, made three successful defenses of the Continental strap during his eight month reign of 2005-2006.

So unstoppable was the lanky Hartlepool threshing machine that it took one of the top super bantams in the world, Canada's Steve Molitor, to derail Hunter's unbeaten run in an IBF title fight in late 2006.

The challenge posed by Hunter is significant but Booth possesses perhaps the best boxing skills in the UK and vows to put on a career best performance before moving onto European level.

Frank Maloney's FTM Sports presents the Super Bantamweight Championship of Britain at Seaburn Centre in Sunderland, England on Friday, October 16.

The full undercard includes 2008 Olympic Bronze Medallists Tony Jeffries and David Price.

Tickets priced at £90 and £35 can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 0871 226 1508 or 0191 564 0202 or by logging onto

Sky Sports will televise live on SS1 and HD1 at 10PM.

Jason Booth photo copyright Jane Warburton/MMG and is free for use only with credit given to same.


Sonsona Out to Defend WBO World Title

RAMA, ON (Thursday, October 8th, 2009) – On November 21, the eyes of the boxing world will once again be on Casino Rama, as one of the sport’s budding superstars, 19 year-old dynamo “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (14-0, 12 KO’s) mounts the first defense of his newly captured WBO Jr. Bantamweight World title in the main event of the Rumble @ Rama X. In just his 14th pro fight the teenage sensation lived up to his nickname “Marvelous” when he dominated reigning champ Jose Lopez to clinch a thrilling unanimous decision at Rumble @ Rama IX.

Sonsona’s opponent will be WBO contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (22-7-1, 11 KO’s) of Mexico City. A veteran of 30 professional fights at 23 years of age......more


Guerrero ready for Duran!

Salisbury, MD - Since entering the professional ranks in December 2007, Fernando Guerrero has been on a mission.

The dynamic Middleweight sent 13 of his 15 opponents home early, impressing fight fans in various venues across the nation. While it’s been so far so good for Salisbury, MD’s favorite son, Guerrero is ready for what he describes as the beginning of a new chapter.

On Friday, Guerrero, 15-0 (13 KO’s), is faced with two firsts, a ten round contest and title fight. Looking to upend Guerrero’s perfect start is Ossie Duran, 23-7-2 (9 KO’s).

Dubbed as one of boxing’s toughest veterans, Duran dropped razor thin decisions to top rated Junior Middleweights James Kirkland and David Lopez while drawing with the well respected Eromosele Albert. The Paterson, NJ based Ghanaian also holds dominant victories ..more



Press Release from Crown Boxing Inc

Oliver 'Atomic Bull" McCall will be defending his IBA Heavyweight Continental Championship on October 23, 2009. McCall is being challenged by Lance "Mount" Whitaker, WBC USBC Champion. These two giants will enter the ring with one goal in common. To leave the ring with the IBA Heavyweight Continental Title.

The winner of this Championship Belt will certainly have boxing opportunities and matchmaker Frank Luca of Crown Boxing Inc. looks to unify The World Title with its IBA Champion.

The four time World Champion Oliver McCall, doing his training in Florida , will be focused on the fight and hope to retain his IBA Title. Lance "Mount" Whitaker will enter the ring in his rob and trunks with no Halloween Costumes in mind! Whitaker has been working hard for this fight and sparring with some of the top fighters in Southern California and Las Vegas .

Both contestants will arrive in Las Vegas on Sunday October 18th at The Orleans Hotel and Casino and will resume training in Las Vegas . The press conference will be held Wednesday, October 21, at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. Al Bernstein the Official Host of Crown Boxing Inc. will be hosting the Press Conference and introducing the fighters. Al will be available for autographs and pictures. This is an event that you do not want to miss.

The night will also host the WBC USNBC Cruiser Weight Championship with "King" Arthur Williams defending his Championship Title against Victor Barragan from Oxnard , California . No early Halloween celebration for either fighter in this Title fight. Both fighters want to leave with the Title, but as we all know, two men enter the ring and only one man leaves with the Title.

The remaining seven bout undercard is full of excitement featuring the return of 100% Patrick Liles 7 wins (KO 7) going for his 8th win. Elijah McCall, son of Oliver McCall, Reggie Jackson, Brian Battease, Isaac Hidalgo, Juan Heraldez, Lawrence Hughes, Mike Gallegos, Ricardo Calzada, and Abram Young round out the remainder of the sensational Nacho De Boxeo Caliente.

Fights will be held at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in the Mardi Gras Ballroom, Doors open 6pm / First bout 7pm. (Card subject to Change)


WBA Sanctions Campillo-Shumenov II

KZ Event Productions, Inc. and Sampson Boxing LLC are pleased to announce that the World Boxing Association (WBA) has officially agreed to sanction the upcoming rematch between WBA Champion Gabriel Campillo and Beibut Shumenov as a bout for the WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship. The bout will be promoted by KZ and will take place at a date and location to be determined, but in no event later than February 28, 2010.

Beibut Shumenov, who also serves as KZ’s president, stated that he was excited to get back in the ring with Campillo. He further noted that he accepts the representation of the Campillo camp that neither Mr. Campillo nor any of his camp violated the WBA’s banned substance rules in connection with the first Campillo/Shumenov bout, and has therefore withdrawn any such claim to the contrary that has been made to the WBA.

Gabriel Campillo stated he too was excited about the rematch. Both Campillo and his promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, went on to state that all issues concerning monies due to them in connection with the first Campillo/Shumenov bout have been resolved, and that they have therefore withdrawn any such claim to the contrary that has been made to the WBA. They further stated that that they accept the representation of KZ and Shumenov that KZ and Shumenov have at all times acted in good faith with respect to financial issues, and that the delay in payment was solely the result of a good faith dispute between the parties.


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Spina plans to put Del Valle’s lights out on Halloween

Press Release: October. 7, 2009

Providence power-punching light heavyweight contender Joey “KO Kid” Spina won’t be trick or treatin’ this coming Halloween Night. His goal is to become the first to stop former world champion Lou “Honey Boy” Del Valle within the distance in their Oct. 31st throw-down, headlining “Fright Night At The Sun,” in the 10-round main event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

“Fright Night At The Sun” is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Mohegan Sun Casino.

The 32-year-old Spina (25-1-1, 17 KOs), fighting out of Providence, is rated between the top 12 to 15 contenders in each of the four major boxing organizations. “I plan to beat ..more


Source: BZAPR I Photos by Naoki Fakuda


HARTFORD, Conn. (Oct. 5, 2009) – Former Mexican Olympian Alfredo Angulo simply has to live up to his side of the bargain for what his promoter Gary Shaw has promised: A world title shot in 2010.

“Gary Shaw has promised me that chance, but first I have to take care of some business in the ring,” Angulo said recently. “I want my shot at that title fight next year, but the only way I’m going to get it is if I win the fights before that.”

And for that reason, Angulo (16-1, 13 KOs) says he’s not looking past his next opponent, the tough, unbeaten Harry Joe Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs). The two will square off Nov. 7 in a 10-round Super Welterweight co-feature bout that will precede the spectacular Chad Dawson-Glen Johnson II war at Hartford’s XL Center and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Shaw feels Angulo – nicknamed “El Perro” which means “The Dog” in English –..continue



PHILADELPHIA- (October 5, 2009)—On Friday night October 16th, at the Legendary Blue Horizon, it will be a very special night for several reasons as Greg Robinson’s Power Productions celebrates its tenth anniversary with a fight with major implications as Derek “Pooh” Ennis battles Eromosle Albert for the vacant USBA Jr. Middleweight title.

Ennis of Philadelphia has a record 18-2-1 with twelve wins coming by knockout. Ennis has been longing for this opportunity as he quietly has been climbing the ladder by racking up six consecutive wins which includes his latest outing being a six round unanimous decision over John Mackey on July 10th in a nationally televised contest by ESPN 2 at The Arena in Philadelphia.

In that bout, Ennis scored two knockdowns en route to the victory over the game visitor..more



Source: BZAPR I Photos by Tom Casino

                                                                      GREEN DECISIONS FIESTY SIMMS                              “Sweetness” Allan Green handed “Marvelous” Tarvis Simms his first career defeat in a fight that started late Friday and ended early Saturday morning on an exciting tripleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation.

“It went exactly how I expected,” said the favored Green, who won the super middleweight 10-round decision unanimously, 98-92, 99-91 and 97-93. Green was fighting on SHOWTIME for the fifth time in his career and who moved his record to 29-1 (20 KOs ). “I was just in better shape than he was. I won the fight. I didn’t care how I did it. I knew I was going to win the fight.”

The 38-year-old Simms (25-1-1, 11 KOs ) gave an inspired and what he called “entertaining” performance at the First Council Casino. “I saved the show,” said Simms, who was called on to fight as a late replacement for the injured Victor Oganov just six days ago. “I showed ..more

October 3, 2009

Source: Full Court Press

Rodriguez rocks, Andrade rolls in Rhode Island

Hot prospect Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (12-0, 8 KOs) nearly pitched a shutout today, defeating battle-tested Darnell Boone by a unanimous 8-round decision in the main event on the “Saturday Afternoon Special” card at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

“Saturday Afternoon Special” was presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and DiBella Entertainment.

Rodriguez outclassed veteran Boone (16-13-2, 6 KOs)in an entertaining match, using his quick hands and reach advantage to pepper his game opponent, winning eight rounds on one judge’s card and seven on the two others. The learning experience continued for former 2-time national amateur champion Rodriguez, who is developing into a complete package.

“Boone is a helluva fighter,” Rodriguez commented. “He brought his ‘A’ game and he took some good punches. I didn’t put him away but learned a lot from this fight.”

In the co-feature, 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “The Extinguisher” Andrade (8-0, 6 KOs) and Chris “The Last Chapter” Chatman (4-1, 2 KOs) went to war in a true crowd pleasing junior middleweight bout featuring a pair of multi-talented, previously unbeaten southpaws.

October 3, 2009

Source: Big Buzz Media

Briggs Added to "Phoenix Rising"

Phoenix Rising Gets Even Hotter as former WBO and Linear World Heavyweight Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs to appear in the co-featured bout, October 17 in Phoenix, Arizona
When Shannon Briggs (48-5-1, 42 KOs) won the WBO Heavyweight Championship via thrilling knockout over Sergei Liakhovich in November 2006, manager Ivaylo Gotzev of Elite boxing Management was very outspoken in representing Liakhovich. Time changes everything.

The power-punching Briggs and the crafty manager Gotzev have joined forces with a goal of changing the heavyweight championship landscape and the facial features of current WBC king Vitali Klitschko.

Briggs and Gotzev will begin their partnership on Neworld Promotions' "Phoenix Rising", event on October 17 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, against an opponent that is TBA.

The main event that night will feature former cruiserweight champion and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Vasiliy "The Tiger" Jirov (37-3-1, 31 KOs) making his return against Dominique Alexander (18-7-1, 9 KOs).


Vitali "Dr Iron Fist" Klitchko

Defended his

WBC Heavyweight Crown in totally dominant fashion in a mismatch against the previously unbeaten NABF champion


Chris "The Nightmare" Arroela


via a TKO in the 10th round after the referee had decided Arreola had taken enough punishment particularly in the 10th round.


Dr Iron Fist improved to 38-2, 37kos and is second to only his brother, current titlist Wladimir Klitchko in the Heavyweight Division, a division which they completely dominate. The Search for the American Heavyweight Hope Continues.





Source: Golden Boy Entertainment




World Middleweight Champion KELLY “The Ghost” PAVLIK and two-division world champion PAUL “The Punisher” WILLIAMS, along with their respective promoters, Todd duBoef and Dan Goossen, will host a News Conference announcing their world middleweight title fight. It all takes place This Tuesday! September 29 (the second anniversary of Pavlik winning the title), in the TPC Auditorium at the TIMEX Performance Center (the Giants new training facility) southwest of Giants Stadium (50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073), beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET. Joining Teams Pavlik (trainer Jack Loew and managers Mike Pavlik and Cameron Dunkin) and Williams (trainer George Peterson) will be Ross Greenburg, President of HBO Sports, Bob Papa, the radio voice of the Giants and HBO broadcaster, and members of the Giants, including Brandon Jacobs.

September 27, 2009


Predictions for Arreola vs Klitschko

Compiled By Dave Wilcox 


This Saturday night at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, history can be made if Riverside, California’s own Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola can pull the upset of a lifetime and snatch the WBC Heavyweight belt from defending champion, Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko. The eldest Klitschko is a heavy favorite in this one, and deservedly so. Arreola has shown the propensity to come into fights overweight and if he does it this time, the always in condition “Dr Ironfist” will make him sorry he did.

I personally saw Chris Arreola up close and personal ringside while covering the August 1st bout between Timothy Bradley vs. Nate Campbell for and believe me, he was horrendously out of shape.. All reports this week during the local workouts and at media events have Arreola in great shape. There is always a first time for everything I suppose, but I ..more

                                                                                          Tucker Batters Strohl to take USBO 175LBS Title!

Buoyed by a standing room only crowd at the Shipley Arena, Mark “TNT” Tucker improved his professional ledger to 12-0 (7 KO’s) after a dominant unanimous decision victory over Las Vegas’ Jim “Steel Chin” Strohl 27-8 (21 KO’s). Supported chants of “TNT, TNT”, Tucker got off to a fast start by staggering Strohl in the opening round with hard 1-2 combinations.

Tucker opened up a cut under Strohl’s eye with a straight left hand in the fifth and continued to have success while boxing from a distance. The bloody Strohl lived up to his billing, as he continued to press forward throughout the contest while managing to stay on his feet after being stunned on multiple occasions. Scores were 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 for Tucker, ..more


Numbers don't lie, and the report today that Floyd "Money" Mayweather's highly anticipated comeback fight on Saturday, Sept. 19 was seen in over one million homes on HBO Pay-Per-View®, cements the elite pugilist and cross-over superstar's status as the biggest attraction in boxing, and one of the highest grossing stars ever in the sport's history.

Mayweather, who returned to boxing after a 21-month layoff, delivered a masterful performance against the number two pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Juan Manuel Marquez, reminding those ringside and watching from home that he still is the best in the world.

"I am truly humbled by the numbers, and I appreciate all of the sports fans who either came to the fight or bought it on pay-per-view," said Mayweather. "It felt great to be back in the ring and next time I will be even better."

"These pay-per-view figures show exactly what Floyd brings to the table when he steps into the ring," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. "The fans wanted to see Floyd's return to the sport and an incredible number of them tuned in to see him. He put on a special performance."

Mayweather's record breaking run, which began in 2007 with his mega-fight against Oscar de la Hoya, may finally silence his critics. In his last three bouts, Mayweather has delivered a record shattering total of nearly 4.4 million pay-per-view homes and over $300 million in revenue combined. His dominance in the ring on Saturday, in which he showed off an array of power, speed, intelligence, and phenomenal defense, proved that Mayweather has not lost a step and still is the best in the sport. There is no doubt that Mayweather has his sights set even higher with countless potential mega-fights on the horizon.

Mayweather continued, "I returned to boxing to fight the best, and that's what I intend to do."

September 25, 2009


For 2nd straight year, a Legendary Blue Horizon fight is tabbed as Philly’s Finest; to be honored on October 12th at awards gala.

One guy had a record of 14-1. His opponent was 13-14. Did those records matter on the night when Gee Cullmer and Jameel Wilson waged war on September 12th, 2008 in The Legendary Blue Horizon?

No. These were two Philly fighters who put on yet another classic inside the hallowed halls of The Legendary Blue Horizon and on October 12th the two will be acknowledged for that great fight as they will be honored by accepting the award for the 2008 Philadelphia Fight of The year at 2nd annual Briscoe Awards Ceremony at the Veteran Boxing Association located at 2733 East Clearfield Street in Philadelphia.

This is the 2nd straight year that a fight that was promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc. was the winner of the Fight of the Year as in 2007 the award went to the memorable war between Elad Shmouel and Lenny DeVictoria.

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“Candyman” Blake Prevost returns Saturday at Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana -

Blake “Candyman” Prevost will return to the boxing ring on September 26th in Kinder, Louisiana, at the Coushatta Casino events pavilion in a show promoted by Real Fights, Inc , a promotional company owned by long time George Foreman advisor, Ron Weathers. In June, following a two year layoff to recuperate from multiple injuries, the Lawtell, LA native improved his record to 11-1-1 with 4 knockouts by winning a four round decision victory over Moses Robinson of Tyler, Texas.

Prevost is quickly nearing the form he had held while establishing himself as one of the top light heavyweights in the region.“I’m so happy to be fighting again. For a while, I couldn’t even watch any boxing because it was tearing me up not being able to get in there,” he recalled.

Prevost appreciates the opportunity that Coushatta and the casinos of Louisiana provide for him and the plethora of local prospects on the rise that are in need of fight cards and exposure...more


“Niño” rooting for fellow Mexican-American heavyweight, calls him “pioneer”

Undefeated El Paso heavyweight David "Niño" Rodriguez thinks fellow undefeated Mexican-American contender Chris Arreola has what it takes to defeat WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko this weekend at the Staples Center in Los Angeles .


“If Klitschko thinks he is going to issue a boxing lesson and avoid fighting him, I think he’s wrong,” Rodriguez said. “Chris is definitely a hard puncher, and a real rugged heavyweight. He comes in and slips punches well, too. He is definitely a tough, Mexican fighter who comes straight for you and likes to mix it up. I don’t know, if at 38 years old, Klitschko has the ability to keep this young 28-year-old guy off of him.”


An Arreola victory would make the Riverside, Calif. native the first heavyweight champion of Mexican-American descent. And Rodriguez will be rooting for him.


“I honestly wish Chris the best,” Rodriguez said. “I do feel that he is a pioneer for Mexican heavyweights. I have no doubt that I will get to the heavyweight championship one day. But he got there first, and I want him to succeed.”


Rodriguez, 32-0 with 30 knockouts (25 in the first round), is two weeks removed from a riveting third-round destruction of veteran Robert Davis in Monterrey, Mexico. Although he suffered a bizarre cut on his finger — from a tooth that he knocked out of Davis’ mouth — Rodriguez said the wound is healing nicely. He is expected to get back to work soon.


“I can’t wait to get back in the gym,” said “Niño,” who is hoping to fight one more time in 2009.



Unbeaten Mike Jones, of North Philadelphia, faces what could be the toughest test of his four-year career when he defends his North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title against Richard Gutierrez, of Miami, FL, in the scheduled 10-round main event Saturday evening, Nov. 7, at Bally’s Atlantic City.

The seven-bout card, which begins at 7.30 pm, will be televised live by

The 26-year-old Jones returns to the same ring where he earned a 10-round decision Aug. 8 over Lenin Arroyo, also of Miami, FL. A pro since December, 2005, Jones is 18-0, 15 K0s. He is ranked No. 7 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), No. 12 by the International Boxing Federation, No. 14 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), No. 25 by the World Boxing Council.

Jones won the vacant NABA title Aug. 29, 2008, scoring a sixth-round knockout over Juliano Ramos, of Boca Raton, FL, at the New Alhambra in South Philadelphia. He twice defended the belt, stopping Dairo Esalas, of Miami, in two rounds March 6 at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia and defeating Arroyo last month.

Gutierrez, 31, is originally from Arjona, Colombia. He has fought some of the best en route to a 24-3-1 record with 14 knockouts. He lost to ex-world (IBF) champ Joshua Clottey by majority decision and to hot prospect Antwone Smith. He has been stopped once, by world-rated junior middleweight Alfredo Angulo after five torrid rounds.0A His victims include Hicklet Lau, Teddy Reid and Jose Varela.

The only foe common to both men is Luciano Perez, who lost a decision to Gutierrez midway through 2007 and was K0d in three rounds by Jones 18 months later. The scheduled eight-round semifinal features a pair of Philadelphia junior middleweights: Gabriel Rosado (12-4, 7 K0s) vs. Latif Mundy (8-1-1, 3 K0s). Five preliminary fights complete the show.

“Bally’s is proud to present this action-packed night in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 7,” said Joseph Domenico, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Bally’s Atlantic City. “Championship boxing has always been, and continues to be, an important entertainment option at our property.

With the quality of fighters and intriguing bouts on the card, this exciting event is shaping up to be another memorable night of boxing at Bally’s.” Tickets are priced at $50 and $75. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. ( 215-765-0922 215-765-0922) or online at Tickets also can be purchased through TicketMaster ( 800-745-3000 800-745-3000) or online at



In front of a large crowd of traders and boxing fans at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, former world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez rang the opening bell on Tuesday morning to start off the trading day.

After opening the trading day, Diaz and Chavez were swarmed by hundreds of traders and CBOE employees as they walked the trading floor for over 90 minutes where they posed for pictures and signed autographs.

Diaz and Chavez are in Chicago to square off in the main event this Saturday night at “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6”, an evening of world class professional boxing at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions.

The fight will be streamed live on for a price of $9.99 by clicking:

CHICAGO, IL (September 23, 2009)



Ward vs. Kessler Set For Nov. 21 From Oracle Arena Live on SHOWTIME®

They did it 5,600 miles apart, but Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler both took care of business in similar fashion in front of their fans and television viewers on a special split-site doubleheader ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME Saturday night.

Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) remained undefeated, stopping Shelby Pudwill (22-4-1, 9 KOs ) at 2:!6 of the third round from the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Pudwill had been knocked down earlier in the round on a left hook and suffered a cut on his cheek just under his left eye.

“I knew it was over after I knocked him down,” said Ward, the 2004 Olympic Games...more

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Sept. 12, 2009)


Giovanni Lorenzo Heads to Germany to Fight for Vacant IBF Middleweight Title

Giovanni Lorenzo, 27-1-0, 19 KO’s and his camp spoke of his upcoming September 19th fight which will take place at the Jahn Sport Forum in Neubrandenburg, Germany, against Sebastian Sylvester 31-3-0, 15 KO’s. They are fighting for the vacant IBF Middleweight title on Sylvester’s home turf.

At Giovanni’s last training session in Yonkers , NY , here’s what his camp had to say.

Giovanni Lorenzo: “I will tell you that I feel great, I feel ready, but that doesn’t mean anything. My performance in the ring will speak for itself.”

“How do I feel about fighting in Germany ? Good. It just makes me hungrier. The only thing he has over me is the hometown crowd and that actually works for me. I am from the Dominican Republic so it seems all my fights are on the road, I am used to it. In Germany , Sylvester is fighting for his fans, but I am fighting for my life. You will see the difference.”


Ashley Sexton Gets Tall Order At Brentwood

Streaking flyweight prospect Ashley Sexton gets his first shot at the big time on Friday, September 11 at the Brentwood Centre in Essex, England.

The lightning quick Cheshunt stylist faces seasoned performer Andy Bell for the vacant English belt in a contest that also serves as an eliminator for the British title.

The pair are on the undercard of the hotly anticipated main event between English heavyweight champion John McDermott and hard-hitting challenger Tyson Fury.

Just 21 years of age, "Flash Ash", 7-0 (3), has barely lost a round while ripping through a lineup of the usual suspects since joining the professional ranks 13 months ago.

But Sexton will face an imposing barrier in the form of towering veteran Andy Bell, 11-4 (3), a hero in his native Doncaster.

Bell, 24, has held the British and English super flyweight titles as well as the British Masters and Midlands Area crowns at bantam, and is relishing the bout with the less experienced Sexton on September 11.

In a fight that will pit guile against grit, speed against strength, Sexton and Bell will put on a true 50-50 clash of styles that is sure to delight all those in attendance and watching on Sky Sports.

Frank Maloney's FTM Sports presents "Colossal", the Heavyweight Championship of England between reigning titlist John McDermott and challenger Tyson Fury with full undercard on Friday, September 11, 2009 at The Brentwood Centre in Essex, England.

Tickets are priced £90 and £35 and are available from The Box Office on 0871 226 1508 and



NABF cruiserweight champion Matt Godfrey defends belt Sept. 12 vs. Simms in Sacramento

NABF cruiserweight champion Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey defends his title against veteran “Famous” Michael Simms in the 12-round main event Saturday night, September 12 at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, California.

NABF champion Godfrey (19-1, 10 KOs) is rated No. 3 by the IBF, as well as WBC #5, WBA #12 and WBO #15. The Providence native, ranked No. 10 by The Ring magazine, has had sensational knockout victories on ESPN Friday Night Fights against Emmanuel Nwodo, Shaun George, and Felix Cora, Jr.

Sims (20-11-2, 13 KOs) was the 1999 World and U.S. amateur light heavyweight champion, defeating current heavyweight title challenger David Haye in the world championship. More recently, Simms fought former world cruiserweight champion Kelvin Davis to a draw, lost a tough 10-round decision in Canada to national hero Troy Ross, winner of The Contender IV television reality series, and dropped world-rated Yoan Pablo Hernandez in an 8-round majority loss in Germany.

“Matt Godfrey is the best cruiserweight in the world,” Godfrey’s promoter Jimmy Burchfield, president of Classic Entertainment and Inc. (CES), said. “We’re trying to keep Matt busy as we look forward to him fighting for a world championship. Simms is a tough guy and Matt’s not looking past him. Simms gave Ross all he could handle, busting up his eyes, for 6-7 rounds. Team Godfrey takes every fight seriously. Inside and outside the ring, I honestly believe Matt Godfrey is what boxing fans want and have been waiting for. He’s a terrific fighter and an even better person.”

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