LAS VEGAS, NV (April 17, 2017) - This past Saturday, undefeated super-middleweight contender, Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (15-0, 10 KOs), made an impact while doing a speaking engagement to at-risk teens at the Spring Mountain Youth Camp (SMYC) in Las Vegas.  Caleb spoke to the youth about a variety of subjects but mostly about staying focused on their goals. "I really wanted to come talk with these kids instead of at them," said Caleb Plant. "The kids were very well mannered and they asked a lot of questions.  I was honest with them and I believe I made a positive impact on the entire group.  They have a boxing program up there and I was able to give a few pointers to some of the kids.  It was a very uplifting experience for me and I'm grateful to the Spring Mountain youth leaders for Read more [...]
New York, NY (April 4, 2017) – Retired professional boxer, present-day motivational speaker and United States Army Public Affairs Reserve Officer, Capt. Boyd Melson will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference April 5-7 in Rochester, NY at the Riverside Convention Center. A former WBC-USNBC boxing champion at 154 pounds, Melson helped raise more than $400,000 for Spinal Cord Injury research and other causes between his fight purses and charity galas. In March, the 2003 West Point graduate completed the Army's Public Affairs Qualification Course now officially allowing him to serve in the Army Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer. Melson has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years after he completed five years of Active Read more [...]
Australian Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (36-4-3, 27 KOs) and Banlue Sawangwong (38-12-3, 22 KOs) from Thailand are set to square off for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Super Lightweight title on May 27 in Singapore.   One of nine UBO championship fights scheduled for Ringstar Managements massive The Roar of Singapore II bill, four of which will be for world titles, Bennett vs. Sawangwong adds even more quality to what will be the biggest professional boxing event in Singapore history. World title fights already announced are Ryan Ford (11-0, 7 KOs) defending his Light Heavyweight crown against Robert Berridge (29-6-1, 21 KOs), and former world champions Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7 KOs) and Manny Siaca (25-8, 20 KOs) clashing for the UBO World Super Middleweight belt. Additionally, Read more [...]
Germany-based Dominican Rafael Bejaran is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Welterweight Champion after winning the vacant title on Sunday night, April 2, at the Grosse Freiheit 36 in his adopted home-town Hamburg. Bejaran was declared the winner over South African co-challenger Nkululeko Mhlongo by split Technical Decision, when a cut over the left eye suffered in the second round, as a result of an accidental head-but, worsened and the ringside doctor recommended the fight be stopped after round six. Judges Torben Seemann Hansen from Denmark and Germany’s Jens Uwe Baum had Bejaran ahead by scores of 58-56 and 60-54, while judge Christian Roesen, also from Germany, had Mhlongo leading by 58-56. The third man in the ring was Zbigniew Lagosz. Before that, it had been Read more [...]
WORCESTER, Mass. (April 2, 2017) - Popular Massachusetts heavyweight Vinnie "American Nightmare" Carita was too much for former South American champion Gilberto Matheus "El Magico" Domingos in last night's "New England's Future 2" main event at Worcester Palladium.  A capacity crowd of 1,700 rocked the vintage venue from start to finish. "New England's Future 2" was presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), which is owned and operated by retired three-time, two division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera and his son, matchmaker Anthonee (A.J.) Rivera.  Rivera announced that "New England's Future 3" will be held June 10th at DCU Center, Exhibition Hall, in Worcester. Carita (16-1-1, 15 KOs), fighting out of Pembroke (MA), unleashed a relentless body attack on his Brazilian Read more [...]
WORCESTER, Mass. (April 2, 2017) - Popular Massachusetts heavyweight Vinnie "American Nightmare" Carita was too much for former South American champion Gilberto Matheus "El Magico" Domingos in last night's "New England's Future 2" main event at Worcester Palladium.  A capacity crowd of 1,700 rocked the vintage venue from start to finish. "New England's Future 2" was presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), which is owned and operated by retired three-time, two division world champion Jose Antonio Rivera and his son, matchmaker Anthonee (A.J.) Rivera.  Rivera announced that "New England's Future 3" will be held June 10th at DCU Center, Exhibition Hall, in Worcester. Carita (16-1-1, 15 KOs), fighting out of Pembroke (MA), unleashed a relentless body attack on his Brazilian Read more [...]
LAS VEGAS (April 1, 2017)  Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) wasn't up to any tricks this April Fool's Day as he proudly pronounced his return to the ring with a dominating knockout over KeAndre "The Truth" Gibson (16-1-1, 7 KOs) in the fourth round of the main event live from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and televised on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2. Both fighters entered the ring undefeated, yet it was Orozco who walked away as the new WBC USNBC Super Lightweight Champion."From start to finish, I stuck to the fundamentals in this fight," said Orozco. "I'm very happy to have won this fight, and now it's time to go home to my family." "I tried to outbox him," said Gibson. "Unfortunately, I got caught. It happens." Celebrities in attendance at Orozco vs. Gibson included WBC World Read more [...]
Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) took to the scales today at a bad tempered weigh-in ahead of their European Featherweight title fight tomorrow night at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark. Ceylan and Lowe had to be pulled apart during the customary head-to-head photographs with both fighters pushing the other after successfully making weight. Despite being away from home, Lowe was cheered on by a vocal set of travelling supporters including former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury. Rising female star Dina Thorslund (8-0, 5 KOs) provides chief support at the Nordic Fight Night event. The 23 year-old will hope to continue her rise up the ranks when challenging Gabriella Mezei (8-7-2, 3 KOs) for the vacant European Super Bantamweight belt. Here is a list Read more [...]
TACOMA, Wash. – Battle at the Boat, the longest-running tribal boxing series in the United States, returns to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. for its 110th installment on Saturday, March 18.  Rising middleweight stars Dashon Johnson and Aaron Coley will headline the card with a 10-round main event. Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will have a start time of 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Johnson, seeking to win his 23th career fight, is 7-2 over his last nine contests and has won three straight at the Emerald Queen. In his last bout, Johnson defeated Ricardo Pinell (14-2-1) on Jan. 20 by TKO. His other local victories have come against Mike Gonronski (20-1-1) and Izaak Cardona (14-3). Johnson's only two defeats Read more [...]
Jack Culcay (22-1, 11 KOs) plans to “derail” Demetrius Andrade’s (23-0, 16 KOs) World title assault when the pair meet for the WBA World Super Welterweight Championship on Saturday, March 11 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Culcay, the defending champion from Germany, and Andrade, the undefeated American challenger, exchanged words today as they came face-to-face for the first time at the press conference in Ludwigshafen. ‘’I would like to thank my team for getting me in great shape for this fight,’’ said former WBO World Champion Andrade. ‘’On Saturday, you’re going to see the A-train at full speed steam rolling Jack Culcay. I beat him as an amateur, and now, I’m going to beat him as a pro. This ain’t going to be a three-rounder with training Read more [...]
MONTREAL (February 16, 2017) - Former world super middleweight champion Lucian Bute plans to parlay his February 24th Canadian showdown with undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez into his 14th world title fight later this year. The 36-year-old Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) is challenging Colombia-native Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) for his WBC Silver title belt in the 12-round main event headlining "BUTE VS. ALVAREZ", promoted by Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and Gestev, a presentation of Videotron and Mise-O-Jeu, at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. Bute also hopes to become the first Romanian-born boxer to capture world titles in two different weight classes as the Bute-Alvarez winner in this final WBC eliminator will become the mandatory Read more [...]
HOUSTON, TX (February 16, 2017) - WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady "The American Dream" Lara, is truly living the American dream since he has now completed all the eligibility requirements to become a U.S citizen.  Erislandy, along with his wife Yudi, took an oath of allegiance to the United States today, solidifying their citizenship.  Lara, who made his U.S. boxing debut in Primm, Nevada, in January of 2009, is elated about gaining his U.S. citizenship.  He reflects on the long journey it took to become a U.S citizen. "When I arrived in the United States in 2008, my main goal was to become a citizen of this great nation." said Erislandy Lara.  "It brings me great joy to know that I am now a legal citizen of the United States of America.  It's been a long journey to Read more [...]
Greg Cohen Promotions proudly announces the signing of heavyweight contender Joey Dawejko (17-4-3, 10 KOs).  Dawejko (pronounced Da-Vayko) of Philadelphia, has been a classic underachiever, thus far, in his professional career, but says the addition of Cohen as his promoter is just one of the changes he has made. The 26-year-old Philadelphian has always been a talent but, admittedly, hasn't always been in the best shape for his fights. "My manager, Mark Cipparone, changed my life," he explained. "I used to take fights on a week's notice for no money, so I never gave it 100%. Plus, I was working 12-14 hours a day as a roofer. The first day I got with him, I told him I can't make the gym today because I'm going to be working and couldn't get there in time. He said 'Quit. This is your full-time Read more [...]
NEW YORK CITY (February 6, 2017) -  Nicaraguan lightweight Oliver "Trombita" Flores' strong performance this past Friday evening against undefeated, No. 1 ranked Felix "El Diamente" Verdejo, fought in front of more than 7,000 fans in Verdejo's hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, truly embodied the spirit of Flores' promoter, Havoc Boxing. Known throughout boxing for its flashy, totally unique looking boxing "uniforms" - trunks and jackets - that are famously worn by present and past world champions such as Danny "Swift" Garcia, Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs, Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi and others, Havoc Boxing is also a boxing promotional company on the rise. While Havoc Boxing may not be a major player, at least not right now, it does feature a growing stable of gifted boxers such as Read more [...]
Tyron Zeuge (19-0-1, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA World Super Middleweight title against Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) on March 25 at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.  The undefeated 24 year-old claimed the coveted WBA strap with a stunning twelfth-round knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis at the MBS Arena in November, and now returns to Potsdam for his maiden defence. He will face his mandatory challenger Ekpo, the Don King promoted Nigerian, who is known as the ‘Grenade’ due to his devastating punching power. ‘’I’ve been in the gym preparing for this fight since December,’’ said Zeuge, who is trained by former two-time World Champion Juergen Braehmer. ‘’I’m already in great shape and I will be ready for my first title defence. On March 25, I will defuse the Read more [...]