Archive for December, 2013

Comments Off on World Champion Beibut Shumenov’s Time to shine has finally arrived

LAS VEGAS- Reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Super and International Boxing Association (IBA) Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 KO’s) celebrates his fourth anniversary as world champion next  month but he really didn’t arrive on the worldwide boxing scene until this past December 14th in his SHOWTIME debut. The 30-year-old Shumenov set a light heavyweight record for capturing a world title in the fewest career fights, 10, when he won (Jan. 10, 2010) a 12-round decision over Gabriel Campillo in Las Vegas. Shumenov’s fifth successful world title defense was an impressive performance over previously undefeated challenger Tomas “Tomi Kid” Kovacs (23-1, 14 KOs) on “Danger Zone,” headlined by Marcus Maidana’s upset of Adrian Broner, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Read more […]

GH3 Promotions signs undefeated boxer Wanzell Ellison

Posted: 26th December 2013 by in News Story
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Ellison, 24 years old of Newark, New Jersey had 90 amateur fights and he appeared in the National Golden Gloves tournament on two occasions. He turned professional on July 31st, 2009 with a 2nd round stoppage over Alex Cooper in Saratoga, New York.  Ellison has a record of 9-0-1 with 5 knockouts. “I am very excited that GH3 Promotions will get me moving,” said Ellison.  “Now I have a promoter that believes in me.  I know I will be fighting more than once or twice a year.” With GH3 Promotions behind him, Ellison believes that he can be a player in the 130 pound division. “I envision I will be a new star on the rise.  A prospect at 130.  I am looking forward to popping up on the scene and surprise a lot of people and after that, people will remember who I am.” Ellison will be Read more […]

Comments Off on Luis’ Boxing Day on Hold until January 17

Cornwall, Ontario (December 26, 2013) – Every year, rising star Tony “Lightning” Luis celebrated one of his nation’s biggest holidays on December 26. This time around, the 25-year-old Canadian’s holding off on Boxing Day celebrations for an additional three weeks and will bring the holiday spirit south of the border. On Friday, January 17, Luis challenges unbeaten Ivan Redkach in the main event of “Showdown on Showtime” live on ShoBox: The New Generation from the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. The World Boxing Association’s tenth ranked contender, Luis has an excellent 17-1 professional record with seven wins by knockout and is one of Canada’s top young stars. The Cornwall native is known for his excellent hand speed, conditioning and body punching ability. Read more […]

Comments Off on ESPN Friday Nights Fights Begins New Year January 3, 2014

Ossie Duran (28-11-2, 11 KOs) will step in to face hometown hero Caleb Truax (23-1, 4 KOs) of Minnesota, as the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round co-featured bout on Friday, January 3, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presented by Iron Mike Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing, Truax vs. Duran will serve as the main supporting bout to the year’s first installment of the 17th season of ESPN Friday Night Fights, featuring a 12-round main event for the IBF Super Featherweight Championship fight between champion Argenis Mendez (21-2-1, 11 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York via San Juan, Dominican Republic vs. #1-ranked undefeated challenger Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs) from Miami, via Cuba. With original opponent Derek Ennis forced to Read more […]

Comments Off on Argenis Mendez Vows when he fights on Jan. 3 to not leave it to the judges!

Photo by Tom Casino International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Lightweight World Champion Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (21-2-1, 11 KOs) has vowed not to leave the outcome of his January 3 title defense against No. 1 mandatory challenger Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs), airing live on the 2014 ESPN Friday Night Fights season opener, in the hands of the judges. Mendez, fighting out of Brooklyn (NY), will make his second world title defense against Barthelemy at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2004 Dominican Republic Olympian learned an invaluable lesson in his first world title defense, fighting a controversial 12-round draw with Arash Usmanee last August, in which most observers felt Mendez clearly won, on the first event ever presented by his promoter, Iron Read more […]

Comments Off on Nielsen Back in Action in Alberslund February 15th!

 Following a hugely successful debut show, the Nordic Fight Night will return to the MusikTeatret, Albertslund on February 15. Local hero Patrick Nielsen (21-0, 10 KOs) will headline an action-packed show that will also feature his younger brother Micki Nielsen (11-0, 9 KOs). The undefeated WBA & WBO Intercontinental Champion is relishing a return to his hometown arena where he defeated Jose Pinzon (24-6, 15 KOs) in front of a sell-out crowd in November. ”It meant a lot to me to fight in my hometown,” said Nielsen. ”I can’t wait to do it all over again. To look out and see all my family and friends cheering me on gave me a real boost and I am sure it will be the same in February. Pinzon was a tough guy. He hit hard and kept coming forward but I knew if I stuck to the game Read more […]

Comments Off on Heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Artur Szpilka Collide January 25 at Madison Square Garden

December 15, 2013 – Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing are happy to announce an agreement has been reached for rising heavyweight contenders Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) and Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs) to meet in a 10-round showdown on January 25 in New York at Madison Square Garden Arena. The undefeated pair will meet in an HBO-televised doubleheader, headlined by “Mikey” Garcia’s first defense of his WBO Super Featherweight Championship. The fight will mark the HBO debuts of both fighters. Co-promoted by Antonio Leonard Promotions, Philadelphia’s Jennings, currently ranked #5 in the WBA and #4 in both the WBC and IBF rankings, will be returning from a seven-month layoff for this fight. Jennings who’s managed by James Prince, who also manages Andre Read more […]

Banner Promotions Signs Undefeated Welterweight Simeon Hardy

Posted: 12th December 2013 by in News Story
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(DEC 12) Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of undefeated welterweight Simeon Hardy to an exclusive promotional contract. Hardy of Brooklyn, New York via Guyana, has a perfect mark of 10-0 with 7 knockouts and he holds two wins over two-time world title challenger and fellow Guyana native Howard Eastman. At just 26 years old and to have those wins over Eastman gives Hardy the confidence that big things are ahead. “The fights with Eastman where a lifetime experience,”Said Hardy.  “I took both of them on short notice and I was ready to go.  I fight to win rounds and learned so much from fighting him.” Hardy knows that signing with Banner Promotions will accelerate his career. “I been in the United States for one year.  It means Read more […]

Comments Off on The Irish are invading Allentown, PA as a part of the “Irish Fight Party”!

Tonight, LIVE around the WORLD on at 7pm EST, Anthony Cacace (8-0) & Tyrone McKenna (2-0) of “Green Blood” boxing will be fighting in separate bouts.  Both men were Belfast bred but relocated to Philadelphia, PA to further their respective careers under the guidance of manager Tom Moran (Green Blood boxing). Anthony Cacace (8-0) will be fighting for only the 2nd time in the US.  He built a 7-0 record in the UK & Ireland before coming to America with fellow boxer Ray McGinley.  Between McGinley making the move, linking up with manager Tom Moran & the ability to further his career inspired the change for Cacace.  “For me it was because lack of anything happening back home.  Boxing over here is a lot better than boxing back home.  I am trying to move my career on.  Read more […]

Comments Off on 50 Cent moves from James Kirkland’s Awesome performance to ‘Big Apple Boxing’

Boxing promoter/rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson intends to parlay the tremendous excitement from James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland’s awesome performance this past weekend into a memorable evening of entertaining boxing on Friday night, December 20 as his company, SMS Promotions, presents “Big Apple Boxing” at Resorts World Casino NYC in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs), who is the most recent boxer signed by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, destroyed previously unbeaten and world-rated Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (20-1, 12 KOs), live on HBO last Saturday night from Atlantic City (NJ).  Fighting for the first time since March 24, 2012, when he defeated current International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina, Kirkland’s SMS Promotions debut stole the Read more […]

Lionell Thompson plans to destroy Ryan Coyne this Saturday

Posted: 9th December 2013 by in Upcoming Event
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NEW YORK (DEC 9) — Light heavyweight Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) continues on his personal path of retribution this Saturday night as he takes on Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) at Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Thompson vs. Coyne is the 10-round co-feature on a Main Events-presented event, “Road To Redemption,” airing live on NBCSN and headlined by a heavyweight clash between Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Kelvin “Price Is Right” Price. “I’m ready to destroy this kid,” 28-year-old Thompson said.  “I’m excited and looking forward to Saturday night.  I can’t wait to fight.  I’ve learned how to be a professional boxer.  I’m sky-high and in top-top shape.  I take every opponent seriously.  I respect Read more […]

Comments Off on Showtime – Malignaggi Defeats Zab Judah by Unanimous decision

  BROOKLYN, N.Y. (December 8, 2013) – Two weeks after his 33rd birthday, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) picks up his 33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in front of his hometown crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fight, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, headlined a four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event. Despite being knocked down in the second round, Malignaggi was able to regain his stride en route to a strong 116-111, 117-110, 117-110 victory which earned him Brooklyn bragging rights and a potentially bright future in the stacked welterweight division. In addition, he was awarded a special Brooklyn’s World Championship belt designed by SARTONK. “This is an emotional win for me,” said Malignaggi. Read more […]

Comments Off on Markham Aims to be a Three-Time Masters Title Holder

Lee “The Banjo” Markham goal is to become a  three time Masters title holder at the weekend when he faces Sam Couzens for the British Masters Gold Super-Middleweight strap.  Markham defeated Harry Matthews in April this year to win the British Masters Middleweight version and then defeated Tadus Jonkus in September to win the International Masters Super-Middleweight version.  Now he faces his toughest task to date against former Southern Area Champion Couzens. The fight was originally scheduled for 12 rounds. However the British Boxing Board of Control did not have an A* referee who are deemed competent to officiate at Masters Gold, British and European, Commonwealth and World titles. Consequently the bout has had to be reduced to 10 rounds “I feel great and have had an ideal Read more […]

Comments Off on Joel Diaz, Jr. vs. Wanzell Ellison Headline 50 Cent’s ‘Big Apple Boxing’ event Dec. 20 at Resorts World Casino NYC

NEW YORK CITY (December 6, 2013) – Unbeaten junior lightweight prospects Joel Diaz, Jr. (13-0, 11 KOs) and Wanzell Ellison (9-0-1, 5 KOs) headline “Big Apple Boxing,” presented by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, on Friday night, December 20 at Resorts World Casino NYC in Jamaica, Queens, New York. “This is going to be an exciting night in boxing,” promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson said. “The fighters on this card are highly motivated and I’m looking forward to watching their talent unfold in the ring. We’ll also have special performances from Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Tory Ave and Tony Yayo.  You won’t want to miss this one.” The 21-year-old Diaz, fighting out of Palmdale, California, will be fighting in his third scheduled 10-round bout having stopped Guillermo Sanchez and Emmanuel Lucero, respectively, Read more […]

Comments Off on Santana and Nugaev Won fights at the Chumash Casino

Tonight Gary Shaw Productions presented another edition of the popular series titled “Central Coast Championships” at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.  In the main event, local fan favorite Francisco Santana scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Joachim Alcine. Santana dominated the bout from the opening round, throwing hard punches to the head and body that kept Alcine on the retreat. Scorecards read 99-90 twice and 100-89, all in favor for Santana who retained his “Central Coast Championship.” “I wanted to come out here tonight and prove once again that I’m ready to step up in competition,” said Santana. “I felt great and I’m hoping I can work my way up the rankings in 2014, with the possibility to fight for a world title in the near future. I’m looking forward to what Read more […]