Atlantic City, NJ (August 19, 2017)-- Former world cruiserweight world champion Imamau Mayfield makes the 3rd comeback fight TONIGHT when he takes on Lamont Capers in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.  The show is promoted by Rising Promotions.In the main event, Thomas LaManna (23-2, 9 KOs) battles George Sosa in a 10-round bout for the WBC Silver Latino Championship. Mayfield of Freehold, New Jersey is making his third start in 18 months following an eight-year hiatus. After a lackluster initial comeback back where dropped a decision to Dan Pasciolla, Mayfield then took Anthony Caputo Smith in six-rounds on November 12th. The now 45-year old Mayfield feels he will build on the Caputo Smith performance. "My training has gone well. I am still making Read more [...]
TACOMA, Wash. – Super middleweight Tony Hirsch was forced to withdraw from his Sept. 9 Battle at the Boat 112 main event bout against Mike Gavronski after suffering a hand injury during training. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Bryan Vera (26-11-0, 16 KOs) will replace Hirsch in the main event against Gavronski (23-2-1, 14 KOs). “It’s unfortunate that we lost Tony, but Vera stepping in creates an equally appealing matchup between two great super middleweights,” promoter Brian Halquist said. “Bryan’s fought against some of the best boxers in the world. He is a former NABO middleweight champion. His resume speaks for itself. We’re very excited to have him on the card.” Vera, who appeared on the third season of ESPN’s boxing Read more [...]
Lee Baxter Promotions and FITE are proud to announce that fight fans worldwide will be able to tune in to see the WBA-NABA welterweight title fight between Samuel Vargas and Ali Funeka. Fans will be able to purchase the event for just $14.99 on FITE.tv, and the groundbreaking FITE app, which allows viewers to stream the fights right from their phone to the television in their living room. “This is an international event, so it’s important that it’s not just the fans in Toronto who get to see it, but also Ali Funeka’s fans in South Africa, or Christian M’Billi’s fans in France,” said Baxter. “There’s a reason FITE is becoming the place to go for combat sports. Technology is evolving, not everybody has cable, but everyone has a phone and a computer. We’re making this Read more [...]
LAS VEGAS (August 17, 2017) - Unbeaten rising star David Benavidez and powerful contender Ronald Gavril will battle for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Championship on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in the headlining attraction of a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.  The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will feature two additional showdowns in the super middleweight division. Once-beaten J'Leon Love (23-1, 13 KOs) will battle Texas-native Abraham Han (26-3, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout while unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) takes on Mexico's Alan Campa (16-3, 11 KOs) in 10 rounds of action. Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) has a chance to make history - at just 20-years-old he is aiming Read more [...]
Atlantic City, NJ (August 16, 2017)--This Saturday night, Thomas LaManna will take on George Sosa in a ten-round bout for the WBC Silver Latino Welterweight bout that will headline a big 11 bout card at what is expected to be a sold out Calridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The show, promoted by Rising Promotions, is the 9th card that will be staged before a capacity crowd. Both main event fighters recently gave their final comments before Saturday's showdown. " I'm just ready to fight and I hope he is too. I encourage people to come to this action packed, stacked event. 12 bouts featuring some of the hottest prospects and a title fight," said LaManna. "I think LaManna is a boxer who has not fought anyone of my caliber yet, and unlike me, I have fought everyone," said Sosa. LaManna has Read more [...]
  DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - August 15, 2017 -This time last year, "Raging Babe" Michelle Rosado touched down in Raleigh for the first time, determined to help a local boxing promoter make his mark in North Carolina. Rosado and her company, Raging Babe, did just that, and have now emerged as North Carolina's newest boxing promoter. On October 19th, Raging Babe promotes its own event at the Durham Armory, aptly named The Return. The card will feature some of the best young talent from across North Carolina in competitive fights, matched by Hall of Fame Matchmaker and mentor to Rosado, Russell Peltz. With a combined 50+ years of experience in the rough and tumble world of boxing, Rosado and Peltz brought a well-tested formula to Wilson in their first North Carolina endeavor in February. Read more [...]
NEW YORK (August 15, 2017) - Fight fans who want to wet their appetite prior to Mayweather-McGregor will be able to do so on Saturday, Aug. 26, thanks to a new partnership between veteran promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr. and the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook series. CES Boxing and the tech-forward, fan-friendly Facebook broadcast platform are set to deliver once again - this time from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut - from 6-9 p.m. ET on that Saturday before action heats up in the desert later that night. Highlighting the CES Boxing card at Foxwoods' Premier Ballroom is New London, Conn., native Jimmy Williams (13-0-1, 5 KOs), as he defends his WBC-USNBC Welterweight Title against veteran Bronx N.Y. pugilist Issouf Kinda (18-4, 7 KOs). Also appearing on the card: New London's Cristobal Marrero Read more [...]
This Friday, August 18, in Krasnodar, Russia, IBF #14-rated cruiserweight "Hurricane" Junior Wright (16-2-1, 13 KOs) of Chicago will face hometown favorite and IBF #8-rated Ruslan Fayfer (20-0, 14 KOs) in an eliminator for the #2 contender spot. For the talented 31-year-old Wright, a victory would spell another shot at a world championship. But when a fighter is coming into a Russian fighter's hometown, that isn't always easy. Still, Wright and his trainer Rick Wilson have spent eight weeks preparing for this fight, believing that Junior is coming back to US with the victory. "Fighters come from the US to fight in Russia they all come home with a bad story," said Wright, "but we're not. We're coming out of Krasnodar with a beautiful gift." Wright was last seen stopping Detroit's Damon Read more [...]
The move seems to be a positive one for the Menard camp as he mentioned that the signing with No Limit Mindset means. "Big things! I've been waiting a while for something like this to happen. It's exactly what I need. Shane stepped in and is willing to help me get to the level I need to be at. We both are big believers in God and this is all God's work through answered prayers. Looking forward to the future with my man Shane. We are two young and hungry guys helping out each other with our God given talents. All I can say is, world stay tune, we are coming for the straps!" finished Menard. Menard is coming off of an 8 round decision victory over Carlos Cardenas (22-14) in March of this year. Menard was also featured on an HBO card against rugged veteran Ray Beltran. A fight in which Menard Read more [...]
WASHINGTON D.C. - AUGUST 15, 2017 - Victory Boxing Promotions continues to keep its top talent in the ring, with Jaron "Boots" Ennis and Brandun Lee adding wins to their records Saturday at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington DC. In the co-main event, Ennis defeated veteran Ricardo Cano via stoppage 40 seconds into the first round of their bout, improving to 14-0, 12KO. Brandun Lee impressed on the undercard, stopping experienced journeyman Roy Garcia in the second round. 2017 has been an incredibly busy year for 20 year old Ennis, who fights out of Philadelphia. He's racked up six wins, and it was recently announced that he would be awarded his third Briscoe Award in October. The Briscoe Awards are a staple of Philadelphia boxing, and Ennis will receive the Rookie of the Year award Read more [...]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 14th, 2017) -- With two major-league events scheduled over the next five weeks, the region's leading combat sports promotion, CES Boxing, kicks off a three-city press tour Monday to launch the final countdown to its summer of 2017 extravaganza. The tour begins Monday, Aug. 14th in Connecticut at Filomena's Café at 262 Boston Post Road in Waterford, the first of two press conference / pep rallies to promote CES Boxing's upcoming Saturday, Aug. 26th, 2017live boxing event at Foxwoods Resort Casino. CES Boxing returns to Connecticut on Tuesday, Aug. 15th with its second press event at The Powerhouse Gym at 31 Bernhard Road in North Haven, followed by a stop in Worcester, Mass., on Wednesday, Aug. 16th at Lock 50 at 50 Water Street to formally announce CES Boxing's Read more [...]
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Augus14, 2017) - The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its six-member Class of 2017 to be inducted during the 13TH annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, October 28, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The new CBHOF inductees are pioneer boxer "Professor" Charles Hadley, ring physician Dr. Tony Alessi, international boxing judge Clark Sammartino, referee/judge Dick Flaherty, boxing writer Dan Parker and boxer/boxing contributor Hugh Devlin, Sr. "We continue to break barriers at CBHOF as we induct 'Professor' Charles Hadley who may have been the best 'pound-for-pound fighter of his era," CBHOF president John Laudati said. Like many black athletes of this period, he never received the recognition he richly deserved. The CBHOF will Read more [...]
PARK CITY, Kansas (August 10, 2017) - KO Night Boxing LLC and Hartman Arena hosted a private media luncheon today to announce the return of 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez for his third professional fight on Saturday, September 23, headlining "KO Night Boxing: Step Up!" at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. "KO Night Boxing: Step Up!" is a presentation of KO Night Boxing LLC., in association with Hartman Arena, Mort's Cigar Bar and Jimmy Egg. Wichita-native Hernandez (2-0, 2 KOs) will face the stiffest test of his young pro career, Mexican flyweight Francisco "Guerrero" Lapizco (8-5, 2 KOs), in the six-round main event. "I'm very fortunate that my promoter, John Andersen (KO Night Boxing), has worked hard to make my third pro fight at home," Hernandez said. "I'm very excited Read more [...]

Ruben Villa Receives Local Award for Community Building Efforts

Posted: August 13, 2017 by wban100@aol.com in News Story
ORANGE, Calif. (Aug. 10, 2017) - Ruben Villa (7-0, 4 KOs), one of boxing's brightest, young talents in the featherweight division, recently received an award for his community building presence in his hometown of Salinas, Calif.  The Monterey County Board of Supervisors recognized Team Villa Boxing, a non-profit gym, for creating a safe space for low-income youths in East Salinas. Through grants, Team Villa Boxing offers free boxing and physical fitness lessons to select youths. "I was really surprised that we were honored with the award because we only found out about it the day before," Villa said. "We are obviously very happy about it, but we don't do it for the recognition. It's all about helping the community. There's not much opportunity out here so we have to give the kids additional Read more [...]
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 10, 2017) Paramount, Calif.'s Charles Huerta (20-5, 11 KOs) continued his rise to the top of the super featherweight division with a split decision victory against Miguel "Miguelito" Gonzalez (20-3, 17 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico as the main event of the latest edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and televised live nationally on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar. VIP fighters for tonight's event included Gabriel "King" Rosado, Roberto "Tito" Manzanarez, Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass, David "Junebug" Mijares, Cesar Diaz, Joet Gonzalez, and Jousce Gonzalez. Huerta, the 31-year-old who is coming off a spectacular third-round technical knockout victory against Ivan "Striker" Delgado earlier this year, boxed intelligently throughout the fight, Read more [...]