Posts Tagged ‘Press Release’

LAS VEGAS, NV (December 11, 2017) – This past week, the “Pound-4-Pound” gym, Las Vegas’ # 1 amateur boxing program, sent eight members to the 2017 USA Boxing Elite Youth National Championships & Junior Open.  The Barrientes twins, Chavez and Angel both qualified to represent Team USA in the Junior Division, by winning belts at the tournament.  Angel Barrientes was voted most outstanding boxer of the tournament. The five-day tournament, which took place in Salt Lake City, UT, at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, had the best amateur boxers fighting to see who would triumph and represent Team USA. “I’m very proud of our entire team who all fought hard and had tremendous success in this tournament,” said Pound-4-Pound head coach Richard Barrientes. “Although Read more […]

Tacoma’s Gavronski Ranked No. 13 in the World by WBA

Posted: 8th December 2017 by wban100@aol.com in Latest News, News Story
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Mike Gavronski took a major step towards realizing his goal of fighting for a world title in 2018 as the Tacoma fighter cracked the World Boxing Association’s Top 15 world rankings for the first time in his career.  Gavronski, the North American Boxing Association super middleweight champion, came in at No. 13 in the most current WBA world rankings. Gavronski (25-2-1, 15 KOs) won the vacant NABA super middleweight title on Nov. 18 after defeating Andrew Hernandez by technical decision. The championship victory marked the fifth consecutive win for Gavronski. “We’re now part of the conversation,” said Gavronski when asked his thoughts about potentially receiving a world title shot in the near future. “It’s everyone’s goal when they get involved in boxing to eventually become Read more […]

JOE DEGUARDIA’S STAR BOXING is pleased to announce that if you were unable to attend the November 25th, SLUGFEST at the SUN, live from Mohegan Sun, you will be able to watch it on tape-delay, airing on NESN (New England Sports Network) Sunday, December 3rd at 8:00 PM ET.   November 25th’s, Star Boxing’s SLUGFEST at the SUN, from Mohegan Sun, will also re-air on NESN on:Sunday, December 3rd at 8:00-10:00 PM (first-airing); Friday, December 15th at 8:00-10:00 PM; and Saturday, December 23rd at 6:00-8:00 PM. The broadcast will open with a 6-round Women’s Middleweight clash between former 2 time world champion Kali Reis and North Carolina native, Tiffany Woodard in a fight that had the fans on their feet the entire time. In the co-feature bout, the vacant WBC Silver International Super Read more […]

Fort Myers, FL (November 30, 2017) – Welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella returns to the ring against Alex “Chi Town Heat” Martin Friday, December 8 at Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida.  The Perrella-Martin showdown is scheduled for 10 rounds and airs on FS1 at 9 PM ET as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ “PBC on FS1” series. The bout proceeds a light heavyweight matchup between former world champion Jean Pascal and unbeaten Ahmed Elbiali. The Perrella-Martin showdown is scheduled for 10 rounds and airs on FS1 at 9 L-R – Head Trainer Michael Nowling, Welterweight Bryant Perrella, Coach Michel Sarduy Photo credit:   Courtesy PM ET as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ “PBC on FS1” series. The bout proceeds a light heavyweight matchup between former world champion Jean Read more […]

OXON HILL, MD (Nov. 30, 2017) Super Featherweight Prospect Lamont Roach, Jr. (16-0, 6 KOs) demonstrated yet again why he’s one of the best and brightest prospects of the Golden Boy Promotions stable as he defeated tough contender Rey “Flash” Perez (21-9, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision in the 10-round main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Despite getting caught with a hard shot to the body in the second round, Roach, Jr. prevailed in exciting and dominant fashion, landing right hands and lead left uppercuts to hurt Perez in the later rounds. Roach, Jr. won with three scores of 99-91. “I feel good after a good performance like that,” said Roach, Jr. “In the second round, he hit me with a really good body shot. But I stayed composed Read more […]

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 28, 2017) A big jump in the super lightweight rankings will be on the line Saturday Dec. 16 when Cletus “Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (21-0, 17 KOs) returns just more than a month after a dominating KO victory to take on highly regarded Yves Ulysse, Jr. (14-1, 9 KOs) at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The 10-round opening event of HBO World Championship Boxing begins live at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT. The fight will serve as the TV opener for the main event featuring WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders putting his belt on the line against former IBF World Middleweight Champion David Lemieux and the co-main event between Antoine “Action” Douglas and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title. Fighting out of Long Island, NY, Seldin is a Read more […]

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27, 2017) Super featherweight contender José “Wonder Boy” López (18-1-1, 13 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will now take on Avery Sparrow (8-1, 3 KOs) in the new co-main event of the Nov. 30 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The event will also feature the headlining debut of Lamont Roach, Jr. (15-0, 6 KOs) as he defends his WBC Youth Super Featherweight Title against Rey “Flash” Pérez (21-8, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event. ESPN3 (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish) will air the fights live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Undercard will stream on ESPN3 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. ESPN2 will air the fight at 11 p.m.ET/8 p.m. PT. López, a 23-year-old contender who is coming off a four-fight win streak, has earned two regional Read more […]

PARK CITY, Kansas (November 27, 2017) – Due to an injury suffered by 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez last week at training camp, this Saturday night’s “KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory” card, presented by KO Night Boxing LLC, has been postponed until February 10, at the same venue, Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. The 21-year-old Hernandez was scheduled to headline the event in his hometown against Hungarian flyweight champion Jozsef “Little Red” Ajtai (19-9, 12 KOs) in the eight-round main event for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) Americas flyweight championship. The promoter plans to keep the card intact, as much as possible, and he is hopeful that Ajtai is available to challenge Hernandez for the IBA Americas title. “Injuries are an unfortunate Read more […]

AGUASCALIENTES, MX (November 27, 2017) – Sugar Promotions will postpone their 8-fight card titled “New Blood”, which was scheduled for this Saturday, December 2, due to main event fighter Issac “Canelito” Avelar (13-0, 8 KOs) suffering a minor hand injury.  The show was scheduled to take place in Aguascalientes, Mexico but will now be tentatively rescheduled for February 2, 2018 at the same venue. Issac “Canelito” Avelar, who fights for Prince Ranch Boxing, was set to fight for the WBC FECOMBOX Featherweight title against Alfredo Mejia Vargas (7-1, 1 KO) is looking to stay active during his time off. “Although I won’t be able to spar and use my right hand, I’ll still be able to work on my jab and other aspects of my game,” said Avelar. “In addition, I’ll continue to stay in great shape.  Read more […]

Atlantic City, N.J. – November 27, 2017 – Evander Holyfield and Bob Arum headline the 2018 inductees into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.  The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) has announced its 25 member 2018 Induction Class, which also includes President Donald J. Trump.  This epic event will take place at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel located at Park Place & Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 1 – 3, 2018. Atlantic City, New Jersey Mayor-Elect Frank M. Gilliam Jr. commented, “The future of boxing in Atlantic City is brighter than ever. Being the newly elected Mayor of the City of Atlantic City, New Jersey it gives me great honor to be a part of bringing the 2nd Annual Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend back to our Great City.  I believe Read more […]

Comments Off on King’s Promotions is deeply saddened at the passing of Desmond Hammond

Reading, PA (November 14, 2017) – King’s Promotions is deeply saddened at the passing of Desmond Hammond. Hammond of Reading, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday morning at the age of 35.  He was at his home and surrounded by his family.  Hammond was the Director of Operations for King’s Promotions for the better part of the last three years. He was the nephew of King’s Promotions CEO Marshall Kauffman. “This is such a sad day for my family and for everyone who knew Desmond,” said Kauffman. “Desmond was like a son to me.  He is my sister’s son, and he is basically the same age as my children so we are extremely close.  Desmond came to boxing just a few years ago and he picked up the business so fast.  We have run more shows then anybody in the country, and they all have come Read more […]

Comments Off on Jesse Angel Hernandez Cements Himself as a Super Bantamweight Contender with Impressive Unanimous Decision Over Glenn Dezurn

The Fort Worth, Texas, super bantamweight express named Jesse Angel Hernandez continued to pick up momentum last Saturday night, as he took his second consecutive undefeated record away, this time from Baltimore’s Glenn Dezurn. Fighting on the Danny Jacobs vs. Luis Arias and Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach undercard at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, Hernandez (now 10-1, 7 KOs) used his height and reach advantages to maximum effect while scoring an eight-round unanimous decision over Dezurn (now 9-1-1, 6 KOs). Despite a game showing from Dezurn, 26-year-old Hernandez was able to keep Dezurn at bay while landing long power shots. When Dezurn was able to make it inside, Hernandez would simply push him back. At the end of eight entertaining rounds, Read more […]

Comments Off on HBO Pre-Fight Preview Seldin-Ortiz

NEW YORK (November 11, 2017) – In the highly anticipated HBO World Championship Boxing TV opener, at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, undefeated Long Island bruiser Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0, 16 KOs) faces his toughest test to date, TONIGHT, in Mexican slugger Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs). Seldin is coming off of a career milestone appearance at The Paramount on September 28th, in Huntington, Long Island. By defeating Renald “Le Lion” Garrido in an absolute war in the Rockin’ Fights main event, Seldin earned the achievement of the most main event appearances at The Paramount, topping former Long Island World Champion, and Star Boxing product, Chris Algieri, for the crown. Seldin is known for his crowd-pleasing style and Read more […]

Comments Off on The Bomber vs. The Animal, WBF World Championship Boxing In Essen!

Back in 2014, Germany´s Serdar “Bomber” Sahin lost a close decision for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Light Heavyweight title to Tony Averlant in France. He has since gone undefeated, and won a couple of regional title fights, and now he is ready for a second chance at world glory.He will get that chance at Cruiserweight, a division he has boxed in before and held the German national title at, as he takes on Argentinian Diego Javier Sanabria for the vacant WBF World title on Saturday November 18 at the Essen Fairgrounds in Essen, Germany. Sahin, 26-2 (17), has been a pro for twelve years and this could be the Berlin fighters last chance to go all the way. But former Argentinian champion Sanabria is no push-over, bringing a 59-18-3 (46) record. From Buenos Aires, “La Bestia” Read more […]

Comments Off on Toka Kahn-Clary vs. John Vincent Maralde Headlines Real Deal Boxing

PROVIDENCE, RI (November 10, 2017) Featherweight Contender and Hometown Hero, Toka Kahn-Clary, (23-1, 16 KO’s), of Providence, Rhode Island battles undefeated Philippines’ based contender John Vincent Moralde, (19-0, 10 KO’s) in the 10-round main event on Friday, December 1 at The Strand Ballroom and Theatre, it was announced today by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing. Tickets for ‘Real Deal Championship Boxing V’ starting at $45 are Now On Sale and can be purchased through TheRealDealBoxing.com and thestrandri.com. The Strand Ballroom and Theatre is located at 79 Washington Street, Providence, RI, 02903. Doors will open on the evening of the event at 6:00 p.m. ET with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. ET. The event will be telecast live on CBS Sports Network. “We’re Read more […]