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Fighters Give Thanks As They Prepare for their Respective Bouts
November 25, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 25, 2013) – As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, the boxers participating in the back-to-back quadruple headers on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14 live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING took time out of their training camps to share some of the things they are thankful for this holiday season. While turkey, stuffing and yams may not be on their Thanksgiving menus, they are all in agreement that there is much to be thankful for. PAULIE “THE MAGIC MAN” MALIGNAGGI, Former Two-Time, Two-Division World Champion (Training in Brooklyn, NY) “[I am thankful for] My family and my true friends, especially those that have stuck with me from the start.”  “SUPER” ZAB JUDAH, Former Five-Time, Two-Division World Champion (Training in Las Vegas, NV) “I am thankful
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Travis Kauffman Has Eye on the Prize – November 30th
November 25, 2013

READING, PA—On Saturday night November 30th at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA, WBA Number 10 ranked Travis Kauffman will take on Manuel Quezada in a ten round bout for the WBU Intercontinental championship. That will be one of two title fights that night, which is promoted by Kings Promotions. Kauffman, 26-1 with 19 knockouts has a lot on the line that night, as not only will he fighting in front of his hometown fans but he knows he just a couple of fights away from a major fight. This will be Kauffman’s 3rd in just over three months and he believes he is just not getting back into the shape he wants to be in. “I just been training hard and getting ready for November 30th”, said Kauffman. “I haven’t stopped training since I fought Aaron Lyons on August 23rd. I haven’t Read more […]

 

Fight Results at the Paramount promoted by Star Boxing!
November 25, 2013

(NEW YORK ) On Saturday night, at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, a standing-room only crowd of Long Island fight fans saw a sensational evening of professional boxing presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Headlining the 11th installment of Star Boxing’s acclaimed “Rockin Fights” series was a sensational eight round heavyweight clash between  fan favorite Vinny Maddalone and hard-hitting Houston based veteran Maurenzo Smith. Maddalone pressed the action hurting Smith throughout the early rounds although he suffered a bad cut causing his left eye to close during the sixth round.  Full Story with Photos
 

Slick Slips Past Sosa; Beale Bests Bolden in Newark!
November 24, 2013

Newark, NJ –Michael “Slick” Anderson had all that he could handle from dynamite-fisted George Sosa in the eight round main event of All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions’ “Fighting For Attendance” at Weequahic High School in Newark.  Backed by a large group of supporters, Anderson was clearly the most popular fighter of the evening, but Sosa quickly made it evident that he wanted to silence the hometown favorite’s fans by knocking him out. Anderson, who accommodated Sosa, a late replacement, by agreeing to fight at 152 pounds, stepped on the scale Friday evening at 148 and was visibly smaller on fight night. The opening stanza was a close one, with Anderson using his speed and boxing while the aggressive Sosa threw every punch with bad intentions. In the second, Sosa Read more […]

 

Juan “Baby Tito” Dominguez Makes his return to the ring December 7th
November 23, 2013

Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn’s undefeated Super Bantamweight prospect, Juan “Baby Tito” Dominguez (15-0, 11 KOs), makes his return to the ring on Saturday December 7th, 2013 when he faces another prospect from Carolina, Puerto Rico Camilo Perez (9-1, 4 KOs). The eight-round bout will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Golden Boy Promotions in association with New Legend Boxing will co-promote the card.After scoring a 1st round knockout against Brad Patraw (10-6, 5 KOs) last June, Dominguez is excited to be fighting back at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  “It’s always exciting to be fighting in my hometown,” said Juan Dominguez. “This will be my forth fight in 2013 and I want to thank my promoters New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and WON Promotions for keeping me busy. Every time I step in the ring I feel I’m improving and learning something new about myself. I feel confident in my ability to win this fight and I am looking to put on a great show for my hometown fans. If I get him hurt, I will definitely go for the knockout.”  “Dominguez is looking better and better each and every time he steps in the ring,” said New Legend Boxing promoter Felipe Gomez. “He’s gaining the quality experience he will need to take his career to the next level and we are hoping to get him a world title fight by mid of next year.   New Legend Boxing has tickets available, priced at $81, $131 & $256 and may be purchased by calling New Legend Boxing at (718) 487-4474. Barclays Center is located 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217. Doors open at 3:00 PM, first fight starts at 4:00 PM.

 

Hernandez-Harrison vs Lewis may have started on Twitter

November 22, 2013

Tonight, starting at 7:30 pm EST / 4:30 pm PST, at the Dover Downs in Dover, DE LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv, 19 year old Dusty Hernandez-Harrison steps in the ring for the 19th time to defend his undefeated record against Marlon Lewis (6-2-2). The build up to this encounter started on social media, a popular way to call out potential opponents, but will end tonight in the ring LIVE on GFL.tv.  “We had fought on a card together in the past and I guess it was a fight that he always wanted.  We didn’t really have Marlon on our radar but after all the stuff he said about me on social media, my Dad called our matchmaker and asked him to make the fight” explained Hernandez-Harrison. For Lewis this is a fight he believes he can surprise a lot of people and put himself on a bigger stage.  “I Read more […]

 

Mendez vs. Barthelemy/Truax vs. Ennis Friday Night Fights 2014 Kickoff

November 22, 2013

Tickets for the Friday, January 3, 2014, Mendez vs. Barthelemy/Truax vs. Ennis 2014 season kickoff of Friday Night Fights at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, go on sale today (Friday, November 22) at 12 noon.  On Friday, January 3, 2014, Iron Mike Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing will proudly present the year’s first installment of ESPN Friday Night Fights, featuring two title fights as the featured bouts. The night’s 12-round main event will be an 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. And in the 10-round televised semi-final, #10 WBO, #13 IBF Read more […]

 

Mendez vs. Barthelemy/Truax vs. Ennis Friday Night Fights 2014 Kickoff

November 22, 2013


Tickets go on sale today for the January 3, 2014, Mendez vs. Barthelemy/Truax vs. Ennis 2014 season kickoff of Friday Night Fights at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Event Information:  On Friday, January 3, 2014, Iron Mike Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing will proudly present the year’s first installment of ESPN Friday Night Fights, featuring two title fights as the featured bouts.  The night’s 12-round main event will be an IBF Super Featherweight Championship fight between champion Argenis Mendez of Brooklyn, New York via San Juan,Rances Barthelemy  from Miami, via Cuba. And in the 10-round televised semi-final, Caleb  Truax of Osseo, Minnesota, will face  Derek Ennisa 10-round non-title bout.  On fight night, doors open at 6 pm, first bell is at 7 pm. ESPN broadcast starts at 8 pm.  27-year-old Mendez will be making the second defense of his IBF title he won in March of this year with a KO 4 over Juan Carlos Salgado. The victory over Salgado also avenged one of only two defeats Mendez has suffered in his distinguished career. He was last seen in the ring fighting to a majority draw against Arash Usmanee in August. Mendez was a 2004 Olympian and previously held the USBA Super Featherweight (2010) and WBA Fedelatin Super Featherweight (2008) Titles.   30-year-old Truax has had a sensational 2013. Fighting out of the Convention Center in Minneapolis, Truax has vanquished two local rivals (UD 10 over Matt Vanda and TKO 4 over Ceresso Fort) and scored a nationally televised TKO 6 over world-rated Donovan George. The victory over Fort garnered him the USBA and Minnesota State Championships. Truax’s only career loss was to world champion Jermain Taylor and Truax had Taylor down in round nine.33-year-old Ennis is a former USBA and Pennsylvania State Champion. He won the USBA Jr. Middleweight title in October 2009 by unanimous decision in an unforgettable war against Eromosele Albert and defended it successfully via 12-round majority decision over the formidable Gabriel Rosado in 2010 He most recently fought to a close majority decision loss to world-rated contender Jonathan Gonzalez. Ennis’s brother, Farah, is a well-regarded super middleweight contender and his father, Derrick Ennis, was also a pro fighter.

 

Weigh-In Alert in Dorchester
November 21, 2013

(NOV 21) Tomorrow at the Comfort Inn, 900 Morissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA, the weigh-in will be held for the following night’s boxing event at the Royle Night Club. Who will be at the scales?  “Irish” JOEY McCREEDY (14-6-2, 6 KOs), Lowell, MA – STEVEN TYNER (3-12-2, 2 KOs), Akron, OH; CHRIS TRAIETTI (14-3, 10 KOs), Quincy, MA;  RANDY “The Rattler” CAMPBELL (3-10, 2 KOs), Bowerston, OH; ALEXIS SANTOS (11-0, 10 KOs), Lawrence, MA; KEVIN FRANKLIN (4-7, 1 KO), Charleston, WV; “Speedy” RASHIDI ELLIS (2-0, 1 KO), Lynn, MA; OSCAR DIAZ (0-2), Hartford, CT; GREG VENDETTI (4-0-1, 2 KOs), Stoneham, MA; ANTONIO CHAVES FERNANDEZ (3-13-2), Brockton, MA; ALEKSANDRA MAGDZIAK LOPES (10-2, 1 KO), Marshfield, MA; and “Notorious” NICOLE WOODS (11-22-2, 3 KOs), Stone Mountain, WV.

 

Anderson to face Knockout Artist Sosa at “Fighting for Attendance”!
November 21, 2013

NEWARK — Michael “Slick” Anderson will now face George “El Terrible” Sosa in the eight round main event of All Out Promotions and Edmond’s Promotions’ “Fighting for Attendance” in an eight round bout this Saturday evening at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ. Hailing from Reading, PA, Sosa’s 12-4 with all of his wins coming by knockout. In his four defeats, Sosa faced quality fighters in world rated Emmanuel Taylor, who won a debatable majority decision, and unbeaten Wilkins Santiago, Sammy Vasquez and Javonte Starks. One of the biggest ticket sellers in the Garden State, Anderson has an excellent 12-2-1 professional ledger with 10 of his victories coming by way of knockout. The Newark based southpaw is looking to get back on track after dropping a decision against unbeaten late replacement Emmanuel Lartey in January. In addition to training for his bout and dealing with multiple opponents turning the fight down, Anderson’s spearheaded the “Fighting for Attendance” initiative by speaking to students at Weequahic and Newark Vocational High School about the importance of staying in school. He also donated tickets that will be given to the top students from both schools on behalf of All Out and Edmond’s Promotions. Also. Tyyab Beale will meet Jon Bolden in the six round co-featured bout. The two previously fought in June 201, with Beale winning an action-packed split decision. Beale, who hails from Newark, hasn’t in 3 ½ years and is 8-3-1 with 3 knockouts. Confident that he’ll come out the victor on the 23rd, the hard-hitting New York City resident is 6-6 and has five knockouts. In undercard action, middleweight Eddie Edmond of Newark meets Paterson native Michael Mitchell in a battle for Garden State bragging rights. Unbeaten Bloomfield police officer Godson Noel risks his 2-0 record against debuting Philadelphian Anthony Slade in four round middleweight bout, while debuting Newark cruiserweight Iban Akbar Richardson challenges experienced Eric George of Niagara Falls, NY. Exciting lightweight Allan Phelan of New York City by way of Ireland challenges New Jersey’s Dwayne Holman Jr and Newark’s Shakir Dunn, 1-1 (1 KO), faces an opponent to be named.  Doors open at 6:45 and the opening bell is scheduled for 7:30. Weequahic High School is located at 279 Chancellor Ave in Newark.

 


Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions will present a special night of boxing at Webster Hall

November 15, 2013

NEW YORK (NOV 15)–On December 18th, Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions will present a special night of boxing that that will feature International and local prospects In the featured bout, 2011 AIBA, Amateur boxing world champion, European Champion & Ukrainian 2012 Olympian Ievgen Khytrov will make his long anticipated pro debut in a Super Middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds. “I am very excited to make my debut in the boxing capital of the world, New York City. This has been my dream since I started boxing. I am going to put on a tremendous performance and dominate the middleweight & super middleweight divisions for a long time to come! , said Khytrov. Khytrov is scheduled to arrive in the US several weeks before the fight and will be trained by the highly touted trainer of world champions Buddy MgGirt. Jarrell Miller 6-0-1 (6KO) 6kos who is coming off an impressive 2nd round KO over veteran Willie Chishom will see action in a six round bout. “New York City is my home, I am the best American Heavyweight,” said an excited Jarrell. “I am going to put the excitement back into the heavyweight division. Come and see for your own on December 18th!” Peter Reyes (3-0, 2 KO’s) of New York returns after his spectacular KO win on August 22nd in a bout scheduled for six rounds against an opponent to be named. Also scheduled to see action is undefeated prospect Shawn Cameron (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn in a bout scheduled for six rounds against an opponent to be named. Cameron is coming off a 1st round stoppage on June 29th. Jr. Welterweight Dimash Niyazov (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Staten Island via Kazakhstan will fight a six round bout.In four round bouts: Glenford Nickey (2-1, 1 KO) will fight in a Jr. Lightweight bout.Jr. Welterweight Marcos Suarez (1-0-1) of Bronx, NY will take on debuting Richard Bonds of Newburgh, NY. Jr. Middleweight Rich Neves (6-1-1, 3 KO’s) of New York will also be in action.

 

Degollado Steps Up To Face Pereyra For WBF Title

November 14, 2013


Undefeated Mexican puncher Christopher Degollado will undoubtedly face his stiffest challenge on November 22, when he takes on fellow prospect and compatriot Ivan Pereyra for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Super Welterweight title in his hometown of Monterrey. Degollado, 10-0 (8), has yet to fight for a professional championship, but his last three bouts, while none of them went past round four, were scheduled for ten rounds. He will have the sympathy of the majority of the fans at ringside on the night, but Pereyra, 18-2 (13), has a clear edge in experience. Nicknamed “El Ruso” (The Russian), Pereyra turned professional in 2008, and went 12-1 before capturing a minor regional title in 2011. He lost that belt only a few months later, but rebounded well in early 2012 when he stopped Alberto Martinez to win another regional crown. He has since made one successful title defense, and is on a roll of five consecutive victories heading into what will also be his careers most important fight. With four previous title fights under his belt, he can rest easy that he has “been there, done that”, while Degollado is entering new territory.  At a recent press conference to announce the bout, both boxers expressed total confidence in themselves and assured the assembled media that they are going to put on a spectacular fight at the Gimnasio Nuevo Leon arena, which holds approximately 4500 spectators. With Degollado having won eight out of ten fights by stoppage, and Pereyra getting rid of thirteen out of eighteen victims inside the distance, it is almost a guarantee that it will be an explosive and entertaining night in the ring on November 22. Promoter Eduardo Ganem can also look forward to a lively night in the stands, as the enthusiastic and passionate local boxing fans have embraced this mouthwatering encounter.

 

Mario Barrios Wins His Pro Debut in San Antonio, Texas
November 13, 2013
Source/PR-Mario Serrano

SAN ANTONIO TX On Monday night,  in his hometown at the Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio TX, super bantamweight Mario Barrios (1-0, 1 KO) looked electrifying in his pro debut. Barrios, who was a decorated amateur, showed great poise and tremendous power as he dominated his opponent Rigoberto Moreno wining by first round knockout.  “I felt extremely strong in my pro debut and I’m very happy to start my career off with a knockout,” said Barrios. “I want to thank everyone who came out to support me and my team for all their hard work. I can’t wait to get back in the ring.””The kid has all the tools to become something special,” said co-manager Bob Santos. “He showed us that he has the power to finish once he’s got his opponent hurt. I’m happy with his performance.””I was very impressed with Barrios’ skill set,” stated co-manager Luis DeCubas Jr. “He’s the best fighter I’ve seen in many years coming out of the amateurs. I can see him being very successful in multiple weight classes and becoming San Antonio’s biggest star in the future.”

 


 Bruno “The Aloha Kid” Escalante is getting his first shot at 115lb gold when he fights for the vacant IBA Super Flyweight Championship against Michael Ruiz!
November 12, 2013

SAN CARLOS, CALIFORNIA- Bruno “The Aloha Kid” Escalante is getting his first shot at 115-pound gold when he fights for the vacant IBA Super Flyweight Championship against Michael Ruiz (9-3, 3 KOs) of Fresno California. The ten round bout will take place on December 7th at the Sports House in Redwood City California.   Escalante (10-1-1, 5KOs) has garnered attention over the past year from boxing insiders who have been impressed with his agile footwork, quick hand speed, and his deceptive power. The Cebu, Philippine born fighter has grown into his capabilities and has secured his position within the ranks. After growing up in the Philippines during his early years, Escalante moved to Hawaii before making a home out of California. He’s preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime, knowing full-well that capturing a title in the super-flyweight division could put him on the fast track to the top of the division.  Escalante is merely 25, but he has a matured sense of knowledge in and out of the ring.  “Most look at youth as a disadvantage in terms of experience, but I’ve gained the most out of every learning situation I’ve been through and I see that as a direct advantage. I have the freshness of a young fighter with the capabilities of a seasoned-veteran, that is a dangerous combination. I will be dedicating this fight to my people back home who are suffering with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. My prayers go out to everyone dealing with this terrible natural disaster.” Escalante said.  This bout is being promoted by Don Chargin Productions & Paco Presents. Tickets priced $40, $55 and $100 are on sale now and can be purchased online at pacopresentsboxing.com, Tix.com, or by calling the Sports House at (650) 362-4100.

 

Mario Barrios to make Pro Debut tonight in San Antonio
November 11, 2013
Photo: usafsports.com

SAN ANTONIO TX (November 11, 2013) – San Antonio’s amateur standout Mario Barrios will be making his boxing pro debut tonight at the Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio TX. Managed by Luis DeCubas Jr. and Bob Santos, Barrios stands 6’0 and fights at super bantamweight division.   “The time has finally come to be showcasing my skills in the professional ranks,” said Barrios. “I want to thank my managers Bob Santos and Luis DeCubas Jr. for getting me this fight. I’m happy I’ll be fighting in front of my fans here at home and I’m ready to put on a great show for everyone in attendance.”Barrios was a decorated amateur winning numerous tournaments before turning professional. He’ll be facing Rigoberto Moreno in a four round bout.

 

Manny Muhammad Swaps Basketball For Boxing Gloves – Faces Tzvetozar Iliev on Nov 30th
November 11, 2013

Former professional Basketball player Manny Muhammad is set to switch allegiances to pro boxing later this month, when he faces Tzvetozar Iliev on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events WARZONE extravaganza at York Hall in London on Saturday 30th November 2013. Manny, who played college Basketball for Albany State University in Georgia, USA, before joining the pro ranks with San Benedetto del Tronto in Italy, has always been a pugilist at heart, having boxed as an amateur before receiving a Basketball scholarship with Albany State.  Following a training session, under the watchful eyes of TRAD TKO’s Barry Smith, Manny spoke of his long awaited return to the ring.  “I’m really looking forward to fighting on November 30th, I’m a hundred percent ready right now. It’s been a while since I competitively boxed, my Boxing career took a bit of a back seat, because I was offered $160,000 dollars a year to play college Basketball, I had to take that.  Knee injuries sort of cut my Basketball career short, so it was back to Boxing and here I am.  I’ve been training hard here at the TRAD TKO, Barry’s (coach Barry Smith) really been putting me through the paces.  I think we’ve got the best fighters in the country come to train at this gym, there’s always quality sparring, so I’m looking forward to having a solid training camp and being fit and ready, injury free, because I’ve had some injury problems in the past obviously, I’m looking to be injury free this time and really get the job done this time.  To be honest with you I have no long term goals, I want to keep training hard consistently, I’ve been told by the greatest trainers I have the ability to reach the top.  I’ve also been told I punch weight classes above my weight, I guess that’s why they feel comfortable throwing me in with heavier guys, I mean I sparred Tom Little, who’s at least fifty pounds heavier than me.   I just feel that if I’m ready I can fight anybody, so on the 30th you can expect a good solid performance, I’m not going to predict a knockout as I’d actually love to go the distance, just to my ring fitness back up and shake off any ring rust, but a convincing win for the 30th November would be great.”  Manny Muhammad versus Tzvetozar Iliev takes place on Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted WARZONE, at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 30th November 2013.



 

 

 

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