Archive for August 10th, 2016

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 […]

Comments Off on Team USA’s Nico Hernandez Clinches a Bronze Medal and Gary Antuanne Russell Wins Olympic Debut in Wednesday’s Action – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 10, 2016) –  The drought is officially over for the U.S. Men’s Boxing Team. Light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) clinched a bronze medal with his third unanimous decision victory of the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday night at Riocentro Pavilion 6. Hernandez’s win advances him on to a semifinal match-up and secures his berth on the podium. Light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) made it an undefeated night for the American squad with a unanimous decision victory in his Olympic debut. In a change from past Olympic Games, the light flyweight bracket will be completed in the first eight days of the Olympic Games and Hernandez has taken gotten on quite a roll while boxing every other day. He stepped in to the ring for the third Read more […]