Archive for August, 2016

Comments Off on Windy City Fight Nights Return to Chicago on Saturday, October 1 – Press Release

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Warriors Boxing Promotions will resurrect the legendary “Windy City Fight Nights” series of boxing shows with an event featuring a pair of unbeaten locals in separate co-main-events.   Headlining the first Windy City Fight Night in four years will be super lightweight Ramiro “El Lobito” Carrillo (11-0, 7 KOs) and super welterweight Achour Esho (11-0, 7 KOs) in eight-round (Carrillo) and six-round (Esho) bouts against opponents to be announced. “I’m very happy and excited to be fighting in the co-main event. I’ve fought in several Windy City Fight Nights and had some great fights. I’m eager to get that rush back that I felt going to war in Chicago in front of my hometown family and friends. This is why I came back to boxing. Read more […]

Comments Off on Zeuge-De Carolis WBA World title rematch set for November 5 in Potsdam – Press Release

Tyron Zeuge (18-0-1, 10 KOs) is set to renew his rivalry with Giovanni De Carolis (24-6-1, 12 KOs) on November 5 in a WBA World Super Middleweight title rematch at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.  The fighters will pick up where they left off following their World title tussle at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin on July 16, which after twelve fiercely contested rounds ended with a majority draw decision. Two judges scored the fight 114-114, while the third had Zeuge ahead 115-114. Having narrowly missed out on World title success, Zeuge, who injured his upper left arm in the sixth-round of their first encounter, is overjoyed at landing a second shot at De Carolis’ WBA strap, and insists that injury free he will be ready to dethrone the Italian Champion. ‘’I’m very happy that Read more […]

Perrella-Ugas set for September 27

Posted: 25th August 2016 by in boxing event
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Comments Off on Perrella-Ugas set for September 27

Fort Myers, FL (August 25, 2016) – Hard-hitting welterweight standout Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella will challenge Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas over ten rounds Tuesday, September 27.   The bout will air on Fox Sports 1 as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ “Toe-to-Toe Tuesday” series.  Perrella and Ugas were slated to meet August 12 but the bout was surprisingly scrapped by the athletic commission just days before the opening bell. The fighting pride of Fort Myers, FL, Perrella burst onto the national scene with a second round knockout of David Grayton June 2 on ESPN. The 27-year-old has an excellent 14-0 record with 13 victories coming by knockout. A 6’0 southpaw, Perrella’s displayed excellent power in both hands and stopped five of his last six foes within two rounds. Born Read more […]

Comments Off on Robin Reid Kick-Starts New Careers At WBF Convention – press release

Adding to the list of prominent fighters respectively ex-fighters to attend the upcoming WBF World Convention in Maribor, Slovenia from Sept. 22 to 25 is former three-time world champion Robin Reid from England.   His prowess in the ring made him one of Britain’s most popular and successful fighters during the 90ies and early 2000’s and to this day he remains a fan favourite wherever he goes. The now 45-year-old from Runcorn, who won an Olympic Bronze medal in 1992, held WBF, IBO and WBC world titles during a distinguished 42-8-1 (29) professional career that lasted until 2012. Always remaining close to boxing, Reid is now at the start of his career as a judge and already has his first WBF assignments under his belt. Furthermore, he is in the process of establishing his own sports Read more […]

Comments Off on Koelling defends WBA Intercontinental title against Liebenberg – Press Release

Enrico Koelling (21-1, 6 KOs) will defend his WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title against Ryno Liebenberg (17-3, 12 KOs) on October 1 at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany.  The fight will provide chief support for the WBA World Light Heavyweight title fight between Juergen Braehmer and Nathan Cleverly. Koelling, who claimed the WBA strap with a unanimous points victory over Oleksandr Cherviak at the MBS Arena in Brandenberg in April, will face a tough test from Liebenberg, a dangerous South African, who pushed his stable mate Erik Skoglund to a close points decision in Stockholm earlier this year. ‘’I’m looking forward to this fight,’’ said the 26 year-old. ‘’Liebenberg has proven he can hang with the top guys in the light heavyweight division, and Read more […]

Comments Off on Upcoming Boxing Event: Michael Perez set to face Toughest opponent – Press Release

LOS ANGELES (August 19, 2016) -Michael “The Artist” Perez  (24-1-2, 11 KOs) of Newark, N.J. is set to face the toughest opponent to his career thus far when he takes on NABA Lightweight Champion Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) of Ryazan, Russia for the WBA Lightweight World Title Eliminator on September 30.  The new 12-round main event, which is set to replace formerly announced headliner Andrew “El Chango” Cancio who is now fighting against Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. on the Canelo vs. Smith pay-per-view undercard on September 17,will kick off the fall season of fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar. “This is another step up in my career to becoming a world champion,” said Michael Perez. “I am very excited for this fight and Read more […]

Comments Off on Shakur Stevenson’s Olympic Finale Destined to Add Another Chapter to the Storied USA – Cuba Olympic Boxing Rivalry – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 19, 2016) –  It has been 20 years since the United States and Cuba have met in a boxing gold medal bout at the Olympic Games. Yet, another chapter will be added to the long history of epic match-ups between the top two medal producers in Olympic boxing on Saturday. Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba will meet at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro for the greatest prize in Olympic boxing. One of the most highly anticipated match-ups of the 2016 Olympic Games, the bantamweight finale features two highly skilled, intelligent boxers battling it out for Olympic gold. Stevenson had not even been born the last time an American boxer faced Read more […]

Comments Off on After finishing 3rd year of medical school, it’s back to boxing for undefeated super middleweight Devar Ferhadi – Press Release

Jordan White (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Washington, DC will take on Sergio Aguilar (0-4) of Homestead, Florida in a bantamweight bout.   Marcus Bates (3-0-1, 3 KO’s) of Washington, DC will fight Daniel Hernandez (0-1-1) of Queens, NY in a featherweight bout, Sam Crossed (3-0, 1 KO) of Greenbelt, Maryland will take on Mike Estus (0-3) of Ames, Iowa. Colby Madison (2-0, 1 KO) of Owings Mills, Maryland will tangle with an Bryson Haubrick (Pro debut)s) of Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in a heavyweight bout. Patrick Rivera of Edgewood, Maryland will make his pro debut when he fights Dustin Caplinger (2-8, 1 KO) of Columbus, OH  in a junior middleweight bout. Phillip Hooker of Washington, DC will make his pro debut against David Rohn (0-6-1) of Villa Park, IL in a middleweight bout.   Tickets $50/$75/$100 Read more […]

Comments Off on Team Shumenov responds to Lebedev vs. Gassiev world title fight announcement – Press Release

LAS VEGAS (August 17, 2016) – Team Shumenov believes it is worth reviewing recent history enlight of the recent announcement that WBA Super/IBF cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev will defend against Murat Gassiev in late November or early December in Russia:  A condition for allowing  Lebedev to fight IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez on May 21, 2016 was that Lebedev had to fight WBA cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov within 120 days.  (Lebedev hasn’t made a mandatory defense since April 10, 2015.) Shumenov has done everything to make that fight, while Lebedev has done nothing but run from his mandatory title fight.  When it first became obvious in June that Lebedev was trying to avoid his mandated WBA title fight, Shumenov repeatedly requested that the Read more […]

Comments Off on Boyd Melson to appear on Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club

New York, NY (August 16, 2016) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will sit in with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God as a special guest on Power 105.1 FM’s critically acclaimed Breakfast Club Wednesday, August 17 at 9:30 AM ET.  Known as “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show,” the Breakfast Club is a syndicated radio show based out of New York City that airs in 15 markets. The Breakfast Club was named the #1 radio program in the nation by The Source Magazine and regularly features world famous musicians, athletes, actors, activists and politicians. Melson, the World Boxing Council’s USNBC junior middleweight champion, is a recognizable figure in and out of the ring. The 2003 West Point graduate and Army Reserve Officer has raised close to $400,000 for Team Fight to Walk, Read more […]

Comments Off on Entertaining Brawler Headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Tripleheader Against Argentina’s David Emanuel Peralta Saturday, August 27 From Honda Center in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CALIF. (August 15, 2016) – Former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs)will bring his exciting style to the ring as he look to put on a show when he he headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike against Argentine slugger David Emanuel Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) Saturday, August 27 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features a pair of exciting contests as exciting puncher Alfredo Angulo faces veteran Freddy Hernandez while unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha battles the Bronx’s Steve Martinez. PBC on Spike is part of back-to-back nights of combat sports on Spike as Bellator takes the stage Friday night in Anaheim. Tickets for the August 27 event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, Read more […]

Comments Off on Greg Cohen Promotions Signs Co-Promotional Agreement with Red-Hot Light Heavyweight Slugger Samuel Clarkson Press Release

Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of red-hot light heavyweight contender Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson to a co-promotional agreement, along with Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions LLC.  25-year-old Clarkson (17-3, 11 KOs), from Cedar Hill, Texas, had a sensational year in 2015, scoring five wins, including two impressive ShoBox: The New Generation-televised victories over then 15-1 Lavarn Harvell (TKO 2) and then 13-1 Jerry Odom (TKO 3). Clarkson also beat former world title challenger Cedric Agnew (then 27-1) by decision on DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing. Trained by his father, Samuel Sr., since starting in boxing at age 17, the southpaw Clarkson went 69-9 as an amateur, winning the 2009 National PAL Amateur Championship and a pair of Texas Golden Gloves State Read more […]

Comments Off on American Flyweight Antonio Vargas Wins Olympic Games Opener in Front of Raucous Brazilian Crowd – by Julie Goldsticker / USA Boxing

  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 13, 2016) –  Team USA’s flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) faced less than a warm welcome in his Olympic Games opener with host nation boxer Juliao Neto of Brazil on Saturday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vargas kicked off his tournament a week in to the event and he made his debut a victorious one in their preliminary bout. The American team has faced hostile crowds every time they entered the ring in Brazil, but Vargas battled the loudest crowd the squad has heard. Despite the boos bellowing through the arena, Vargas wore a wide smile as he walked to the the ring for the first time at the Olympic Games. The bout was sloppy from the start due to Neto’s awkward style and constant holding. Vargas connected with several Read more […]

Comments Off on The United States’ Shakur Stevenson and Gary Russell Roll in to the Quarterfinal Round at the 2016 Olympic Games – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 13, 2016) –  Two young American boxers put on a great showing in an undefeated afternoon for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team at the 2016 Olympic Games. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) both won their preliminary bouts on Sunday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 to clinch spots in the quarterfinal round. The pair now only needs one more victory to secure a berth on the medal stand. American light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) received his bronze medal at the conclusion of the first session on Sunday afternoon. Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) had to endure a week-long wait before finally competing in his first Read more […]

Comments Off on Team Perrella Reflects on Commission Cancelling Ugas Fight – Press Release

Fort Myers, FL (August 10, 2016) – With his grueling training camp completed, undefeated welterweight rising star Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella was ready to fly to Verona, NY and enter the ring Friday evening for a nationally televised fight against 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Yordenis Ugas.  Unfortunately, his fight with Ugas was unjustifiably cancelled by the Oneida Indian Athletic Commission. During Perrella’s June 4 second round knockout of David Grayton, he suffered a thumb injury. While receiving a standard post fight visit from Quebec Athletic Commission officials, they took note of the injury. When the Ugas fight was scheduled, Quebec’s notes on Perrella were sent to the Oneida Commission. In order to face Ugas, Perrella was told that he must receive approval from a doctor. Read more […]