UPCOMING MAIN BOXING EVENTS . . . . June 22 Shields Vs. Gabriels, Detroit, MI . . . Sat July 14th Prograis Vs. Velasco, jr welterweights, from New Orleans. . . . Sat July 14th, from Kuala Lampur - -  Pacquaio Vs. Matthysse, welterweights. . . July 28 Garcia Vs. Easter, lightweight unification championship, from Los Angeles . . . Sat Jul 28 London,England WhyteVs. Parker, heavyweights . also Katie Taylor vs Connor,  and Brook vs Cook, super-weltwerweights . . .  Aug 4, from Atlantic City,  Kovalev Vs Alvarez, light-heavyweights . . . Aug 25 Danny Garcia Vs. Porter, welterweight championship . . . . .for more news, stay in tune on TruFanBoxing.com  . . . 











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Mashantucket, CT (5/6/18) On Saturday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, with another action-packed installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House, and Gagliardi Insurance. The entire card was streamed on Live.DBE1.com, part of the SportsLive OTT service, as part of a partnership with CBS Sports

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In the main event, Australian world-ranked lightweight contender "Ferocious" George Kambosos Jr., 136, of Sydney, impressed in his DBE and US debut, demolishing Jose Forero, 140, in just 108 seconds. Kambosos felled Forero, of San Francisco, Panama, twice with his powerful straight right. The contest concluded shortly thereafter when Kambosos battered Forero with a barrage, ending with a cracking left hook to force a stoppage. Ranked #5 by the WBA and #11 by the WBO, Kambosos is now 14-0 (8 KOs), while Forero dropped to 13-7-1 (11 KOs). He is training in Los Angeles under the guidance of a fellow Australian transplant, former heavyweight contender Justin Fortune.

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Making her ninth appearance at Foxwoods Resort Casino, the popular Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent, 127, of Providence, RI, battled Budapest, Hungary's Edina Kiss, 127, for 10 rounds. Managed by Mike Criscio and trained by Peter Manfredo Sr., Vincent consistently pressured her way inside to land shots to the body, often followed by her overhand right. Down the stretch, Vincent had success with her left hook upstairs. Kiss boxed well over the second half, doing her best to keep Vincent at bay with jabs and footwork. Two scorecards favored Vincent via shutout at 100-90, but the third judge had a different perspective, acknowledging Kiss' effort to call the bout a 95-95 draw, resulting in a majority decision victory for Vincent, now 22-1 (1 KO). Kiss' record dropped to 14-7 (8 KOs). Vincent has won four straight since her only defeat in August 2016 via majority decision to Heather Hardy in what The Ring Magazine hailed as the "Female Fight of the Year." She was honored by the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame as their "Fighter of the Year" in 2016, becoming the first female recipient of the award.

"Marvelous" Mykquan Williams, 139, of East Hartford, CT, made quick work of Orlando Felix, 139, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, stopping him inside the opening frame. A straight right wobbled Felix into the blue corner then a follow-up barrage dropped him. Though Felix arose, another barrage of shots forced the referee to call a halt to the action at the 2:22 mark. Now 11-0 (7 KOs), Williams captured the WBC USNBC Silver super lightweight title. Felix suffered his second defeat, dipping to 12-2-1 (4 KOs). Promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by Jackie Kallen, Williams is trained out of Manchester Ring of Champions Society boxing gym by local legend and community leader Paul Cichon, whom he's known since he was a child and looks upon as a surrogate father.

Williams was a decorated amateur with a 45-13 record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.


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Massachusetts State rivals Khiry Todd, 143, of Lynn, MA, and Adrian Sosa, 142, of Lawrence, MA, engaged in a thrilling six-round welterweight contest between two unbeaten prospects. A fast-paced opening round saw both combatants landing their jabs to set up combinations and Sosa struck first with straight rights and left hooks. Sosa caught Todd with a barrage to start the second and straight rights appeared to bother him, though the Lynn resident collected himself to box well in the final minute. The third frame began with furious exchanges on the inside then Sosa regained control with his jab and straight right from a distance. Todd was more aggressive in round four, finding his target with stinging straight rights and left hooks. They traded left hooks in the fifth, and while Sosa seemed to do more damage, Todd again picked up the pace in the final minute. Sosa controlled the last round with a focused attack on the body. The judges tallied 57-57, 59-55, and 58-56, awarding the majority decision to Sosa, now 7-0 (5 KOs). The first blemish on Todd's ledger left him at 7-1 (5 KOs). The 22-year-old Sosa was a 2014 New England Golden Gloves champion and turned pro in July 2016 following an 18-2 amateur career. 

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Heavyweight 6'6" southpaw and 2016 Olympian for his native Uzbekistan, Bakhodir Jalolov, 244, made his pro debut against Mexico City's Hugo Trujillo, 256. Trained by Pedro Diaz out of Miami, FL, Jalolov prodded with his jab early to measure the distance to land short, compact straight rights against his much shorter foe. A series of damaging left hooks floored Trujillo in the second frame. By the third, Trujillo was clearly fatigued and a straight left staggered him. Another left hook dropped the Mexican for a second time. He arose on unsteady legs resulting in a stoppage at the 1:14 mark. Trujillo, now 4-1-1 (2 KOs), suffered his first defeat. This contest was promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Fight Promotions Inc. 

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"Pure Gold" Victorious

Trained by Don Saxby out of Gleason's Gym, Brooklyn's Khalid "Pure Gold" Twaiti, 125, patiently looking for openings to land stiff jabs and his straight right hand on Joseph Cole, 129, of Marrero, LA. A left hook and overhand right hurt Cole in the opener. An overhand right followed by a left hook dropped Cole midway through the second. A thudding left hook knocked Cole out cold 35 seconds into round three. With the knockout victory, Twaiti is now 3-0 (2 KOs), while Cole's record hit 1-6 (1 KO). Twaiti turned pro in February 2017 after compiling a 74-15 amateur record.

 Lamont Powell, 156, of Pawtucket, RI, successfully debuted as a professional, winning a four-round shutout on three scores of 40-35 against Boston's Amadeu Cristiano, 162, now 0-2. Powell's edge in speed was quickly evident and was key to his dominant performance. Powell consistently jabbed to the head and body and was adept at countering his foe's aggression with stiff jab-straight right combinations. Cristiano lost a point in the fourth for holding and hitting.

In a junior lightweight bout scheduled for six rounds, Irvin Gonzalez Jr., 128, of Worcester, MA, squared off against veteran Jonathan Perez, 130, of Barranquilla, Colombia. Gonzalez began the bout often switching stances to confuse his foe and create openings. A right uppercut-straight left combination hurt Perez in round one. The second stanza saw Gonzalez doubling and tripling his left hook to both the head and body; a straight right had the Colombian wobbling into the ropes near the bell. Gonzalez ended the contest in the third with a left hook to the body followed by a left uppercut to drop Perez for a full 10-count. The stoppage came 42 seconds into round three to up Gonzalez' record to 10-0 (9 KOs), while Perez dipped to 37-21 (29 KOs). Trained by his father Irvin Sr., Gonzalez was an accomplished amateur, winning the New England Golden Gloves in 2015 and participating in the 2016 Olympic Trials, while compiling a 90-15 record.

Davhon Shelton, 136, of Pawtucket, RI, successfully turned pro, winning a four-round unanimous decision against Carlos Galindo, 138, of Woburn, MA, with three tallies of 39-37. For much of the contest, Shelton's pressure had Galindo in retreat. Whenever, Shelton had Galindo backed into a corner, he would unleash a volley of body shots. Galindo has lost all three of his professional bouts.

Normatov returns to Fox Theater

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Born in Uzbekistan, but now living and training in Brooklyn, NY, with Andre Rozier, Hurshidbek Normatov, 155, outboxed hard-hitting Colombian Ronald Montes, 154, of Barranquilla, over six rounds to earn a shutout decision with three scorecards of 60-54 in his favor. The southpaw Normatov easily evaded most of Montes' offensive attempts then countering with his jab and straight left. As he warmed up, Normatov's arsenal also included right hooks and combinations downstairs when he worked his way inside. With the win, Normatov improved to 6-0 (2 KOs), while Montes dropped to 18-9 (16 KOs). Promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by David McWater's Split-T Management, Normatov was an experienced amateur competing in 324 bouts and winning the 2014 European National championship.










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New York, NY (12/15/17) - In front of a packed house on Thursday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in midtown Manhattan for its year-end "Season's Beatings" edition of Broadway Boxing. The bouts were streamed live on DiBella Entertainment's Facebook page. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX and Christos Steak House.

It was Brooklyn against Albany in the eight-round main event featuring undefeated lightweight prospects Wesley "El Bongocero" Ferrer, 135.8 lbs., and "Ill" Will Madera, 135.4 lbs. This was a classic boxer versus puncher matchup, with Ferrer jabbing to the body and head and Madera working to close the gap. When inside, Madera focused on attacking the midsection. In rounds three and four, Ferrer's switch to the southpaw stance proved very effective as Madera could not figure out how to get past the jab. Back to orthodox in the fifth, Ferrer added left hooks to his arsenal as well. Madera came on strong in the last three rounds, again landing in combination to the body. In an exciting seventh stanza, Ferrer and Madera went toe-to-toe, trading powerful shots. The final three minutes saw Madera continue to throw in combination to the body and Ferrer setting up straight rights with flashy jabs. After eight rounds, the scorecards read 77-75 each way, and 76-76, for a draw verdict. Both boxers remained unbeaten, with Ferrer 12-0-1 (7 KOs) and Madera 11-0-1 (5 KOs). This bout was promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Liveco Boxing. In addition to his boxing career, Madera, a father of six, works as a residential counselor at the Center for Disability Services in Albany. Now managed by Tommy Gallagher, Ferrer was a two-time New York Golden Gloves champion, 2012 New York Amateur Boxing champion and New York City Metro Tournament champion, as well as a participant at the 2013 National Golden Gloves.

In a battle of undefeated welterweight prospects, Irishman "Lethal" Larry Fryers, 146, dominated Puerto Rican Charles "Mr. Hollywood" Natal, 144.2 lbs., for six rounds with a vocal fan base cheering from ringside. Fryers was the busier and more aggressive fighter throughout, consistently landing a stiff jab and straight right hand upstairs. The slick Natal, originally from Catano, Puerto Rico, but now fighting out of Cleveland, OH, was a bit tentative, content to play the role of counterpuncher. While the Puerto Rican did pick up the pace in the second half, showing his best work in the fifth with combinations on the inside, overall Fryers outworked him. The Irishman closed the show, digging damaging hooks to the body in the final frame. The judges tallied 60-54 twice, and 59-55, all for Fryers via unanimous decision to improve his record to 6-0 (2 KOs). Suffering his first defeat, Natal's ledger dropped to 9-1-2 (3 KOs). Fighting out of Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, now based in The Bronx, NY, Fryers began boxing at 10 years old at his father's gym, and turned pro in August 2016. This bout was also promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Liveco Boxing.

Undefeated junior middleweight prospects Hurshidbek Normatov, 153.4 lbs., and Nicklaus Flaz, 151.6 lbs., clashed in an action-packed six-round bout with an ebb and flow throughout. Distance was key for both fighters, with the Puerto Rican Flaz, of Vega Alta, controlling the inside and the southpaw Normatov, of Andijan, Uzbekistan, the outside. Flaz applied pressure early on, while finding a home for his overhand right. Trained by Andre Rozier out of Brooklyn, NY, and managed by David McWater's Split-T Management, Normatov had his best moments keeping Flaz at bay with his jab and landing counter right hooks. Many rounds included exciting exchanges. Some of Flaz' body attack landed below the belt, resulting in two point deductions in rounds four and five. As the Puerto Rican fatigued late, Normatov continued to land his counters. Following six frames, while Flaz was busier, Normatov was the more accurate puncher. The scorecards read 59-53, 58-54, and 57-55, all for Normatov by way of unanimous decision. Normatov climbed to 5-0 (2 KOs), while Flaz ended the night at 5-1 (4 KOs). Both Normatov and Flaz were highly touted amateurs, with Normatov competing in 324 bouts, winning the 2014 European National Championships, and Flaz compiling an 88-7 record, becoming a three-time National champion.

Dominican heavyweight prospect George Arias, 240.8 lbs., of The Bronx, NY, earned his fifth victory of 2017 by scoring a second-round knockout against Taylor, Michigan's Juan Goode, 260, to improve to 10-0 (6 KOs). In round one, Arias showed fluidity, boxing on his toes and jabbing to keep Goode at bay. A few overhand rights hurt Goode near the bell. Arias was busier in the second, landing in combination. A series of left hooks sent Goode to his knees for a full count at the 2:19 mark. Arias, who won the 2014 New York Golden Gloves tournament as an amateur, is now trained and managed by Leon Washington Jr. and advised by Andre Rozier. With the loss, Goode's record evened up at 8-8 (6 KOs).



NOVEMBER 11 AT NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Tickets On Sale Now!

Off-TV Fights Feature....

Westbury Long Island's Tommy "The Razor" Rainone

Long Island's Own Tyrone "Pretty Boy" James

Undefeated Lightweight and NYPD's Dimash "Lightning" Niyazov

Super Bantamweight Jesse Angel Hernandez

UK's Undefeated Welterweight Conor "The Destroyer" Benn

Uzbekistan's Shonjahone "Descendant of Tamerlane" Ergashev

LONG ISLAND (October 24, 2017) - The off-TV stacked undercard has officially been set for the Saturday, Nov. 11 showdown between Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs and undefeated Luis Arias at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Leading the undercard is Jesse Angel Hernandez (9-1, 7 KOs), a 26-year-old southpaw from Fort Worth, Texas, who will battle Glenn Dezurn (9-0-1, 6 KOs) from Baltimore, MD. Jesse has 16 siblings - nine boys were boxers and six turned professional, including Jose "El Loco" Hernandez, and Rodrigo Hernandez. Salita Promotions recently signed Hernandez after witnessing an impressive knockout over then undefeated in seventeen fights Russian Vladimir Tikhonov, also a Salita Promotions fighter.

"It's great exposure to be part of such a big event," said Hernandez. "I want to be the guy fighting on TV and in the main event in the near future. Dezurn is a steppingstone for me and you can expect an action packed fight ending in a knockout."

Undefeated Connor Benn (9-0, 7 KOs), from Essex United Kingdom, the son of former middleweight and super middleweight world champion Nigel Benn, will battle Highland NY's Daniel "The Hudson Valley Kid" Sostre (13-14-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round welterweight contest. Benn has fought in some of the biggest venues in the world (O2 and Manchester Arenas); and on the biggest fight cards, (making pro debut on Martin vs. Joshua card, and also the Golovkin vs. Brock and Joshua vs. Molina events).

"New York here I come!" said Benn. "I'm honored to be the first Matchroom UK fighter to box on a show in America and it's a massive chance for me to make a big impact in front of a new audience. I'm only 20, I love new experiences and I plan on making this a long journey."

Undefeated New York City police officer Dimash "Lightning" Niyazov (12-0, 5 KOs) will fight in a six-round lightweight bout. Born in Shymkent, Kazakhstan and now residing in Staten Island, NY, Niyazov began boxing at 4 years old. At 13, his family moved to the United States and his father began boxing training in earnest. As an amateur, Niyazov won the NY Empire State Games and NY Metros. He became a member of New York City's finest three years ago and is stationed in Brooklyn.

Shohjahon Ergashev (9-0, 9 KOs), Uzbekistan's popular 25-year-old four-time amateur national champion will battle Marquis Hawthorne (5-7, 1KO) from Waco, TX, in a six-round welterweight bout. To prepare for his US debut, Ergashev, who has won his last five fights inside of round one, is training at Kronk Gym in Detroit with well-known Javan SugarHill Steward (nephew of legendary Emmanuel Steward).

"Shoh has the power, skills and charisma to be a star in boxing and has a very loyal fan base," said Salita. "Hundreds of people from his community will be there to support him on November 11."

Tommy Rainone (26-8-1, 6 KOs) from Rockville Centre, NY, will have a six round welterweight rematch with Mexican Fidel Monterrosa-Munoz (38-14-1, 30 KOs), inwhich Monterrosa-Munoz won by unanimous decision on July 15. While Rainone began his love affair with boxing at age seven when he saw the movie "Rocky", he didn't make his professional debut until age 26. With a loyal fans base that has continues to grow, Rainone won his first eleven professional bouts, including two wins in a five-day span and a third victory 15 days later.

"I'm Looking forward to this fight and I'm extremely humbled and blessed to get this opportunity for revenge with the same opponent at the same venue under better circumstances then the first time around," said Rainone. "That loss has haunted me for months and I didn't know if I would get the chance to make the wrong thing right."

Long Islander Tyrone James (4-0, 3 KOs) from Elmont, NY, is carrying the torch of his athletic family and will fight in a six-round welterweight bout. Tyrone's father, Derrell, was a standout professional football player and his uncle Jerry was a 1988 Golden Gloves champion. Tyrone started boxing at age 10 and went on to have an outstanding amateur career becoming a 5-time Junior Olympic [MG1] champion and Nebraska Golden Glove champion.

"I'm very excited to be fighting so close to home and on such a huge card. As soon as Joe DeGuardia called to offer me the opportunity I jumped at it," said James. "I was at the first boxing card in July at the Coliseum and knew I wanted to fight there. It's a great place for my family and friends to see me in action."

Tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, NYCBLIVE.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Ticketmaster Box Office at the Coliseum.

Opening the action-packed HBO telecast will be super lightweight knockout artists Long Island's own Cletus Seldin and Roberto Ortiz squaring off in a 10-round bout. In the chief-support bout, exciting heavyweight Jarrell Miller looks to stake his claim on a heavyweight title shot and in his way is Polish giant Mariusz Wach.

Jacobs vs. Arias and Miller vs. Wach are presented by Matchroom Boxing USA, in association with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Salita Promotions and Roc Nation Sports. Seldin vs. Ortiz is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Star Boxing. BROOKLYN BOXING on Long Island is an extension of BSE's BROOKLYN BOXING™ brand. For more information, visit brooklynboxingshop.com.


Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha Training Camp Notes

Super Welterweight Title Fight Headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Tripleheader Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn & Presented by Premier Boxing Champions

BROOKLYN (October 2, 2017) - WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara will defend his belt for the fifth time, and the first against an unbeaten opponent, when he battles 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in the headlining fight of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader on Saturday, October 14 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.

Coverage on SHOWTIME begins live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting unbeaten champion Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo taking on top contender Erickson "Hammer" Lubin and "Swift" Jarrett Hurd making his first title defense against tough former world champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout.

Tickets to the event are on sale now and start at $50 (not including applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.


Here is what the fighters had to say from their respective training camps:


(24-2-2, 14 KOs) From Guantanamo, Cuba & Training with Ronnie Shields in Houston

Q. How has training camp gone? Has it been affected by the Hurricanes and what is your message for the people effected in your training home in Houston and home in Miami?

"Training camp is going smooth as always. A lot of hard work has been put into the camp. As far as the Hurricanes, it flooded bad in the areas close to our gym, but we were only gone for a couple of days. The roads to the gym were flooded, so we couldn't go to the gym on those days. I just want to say I'm praying for all those affected by the hurricanes in both Houston and Miami."

Q. What do you know about Gausha and what kind of problems does he present? What do you have to be prepared to do to get the win?

"Gausha is a very good fighter. I know he was an Olympian and is currently undefeated as a professional. There's nothing he does that I haven't already seen. So, I'm just going to stick to my game plan and listen to my corner. If I stay composed I will be able to put on the performance I'm looking for."

Q. What does it mean to you to be on a card with all of these 154-pound champions and top contenders? How important is it to make a statement to the rest of the division?

"It's a great honor, especially since I'm in the main event. It shows I'm the top fighter in the division. Getting the win by all means necessary will be my statement. If I get the knockout, it will be icing on the cake as the say here in the U.S."

Q. What do you think is the significance of you being the longest-reigning 154-pound champion? If you're able to win on October 14 what fights in the division do you want to make in the future?

"It means a lot. I have a goal to break the record, held by Gianfranco Ross, for most title defenses at 11. But I'll always be ready to fight anyone they put in front of me. I want big challenges so I would love to fight with GGG or Canelo, and I would also jump at the chance to unify against Cotto or Hurd."


(20-0, 9 KOs) From Cleveland, Ohio & Training with Manny Robles in Norwalk, California

Q. How has training camp gone so far? Who have you been sparring with and what have they been able to do to prepare you for Lara? Have you tried anything new this training camp?

"Training has been great. We've been at it for 10 weeks. I've been sparring with good partners, even though I can't pronounce most of their names. We brought in a bronze medalist from the 2012 Olympics, Chris Pearson and a great Nigerian fighter as well. They're defensively skilled and as close as we could find to Lara's style. He's hard to mimic, but they're close. We're not really doing anything new, just working more rounds. I've done lots of 12-rounders in sparring, but we'll save the rest of our secrets for fight night."

Q. What does it mean to you to fight for a world title for the first time? Is there extra motivation from seeing other 2012 Olympians who've picked up titles?

"It's a blessing and a dream come true. I've been working on this since I first laced up the gloves. Not everyone gets this shot and I plan on taking full advantage. Those guys from the 2012 Olympics are my brothers. We talked about things like this back at the Olympics. Then they went out and showed me it's possible. I want to be the next one to pick up a title to fulfill my promise too."

Q. What kind of problems does Lara present in the ring? How do you prepare for his skill set and what he does well in the ring?

"I've been watching Lara for a while. I know he's a mover. Guys like that are slick and he's a good counter-puncher. He's a crafty veteran and has fought a lot of top guys. But I have a lot of experience myself. I'm undefeated and it's my time."

Q. What does it mean to you to be part of a tripleheader with the top talent in the division? How important is it to take advantage of this opportunity and put on the best performance possible?

"Being involved in this lets me know where I'm at. Not just anybody got on this card. We earned our way here and this night will open up other big fights in the division. There's no pressure for me, though. I put in all the hard work at the gym. On fight night, I just let things flow."







BROADWAY MASHANTUCKET, CT (June 4, 2017) - The amazing comeback of Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard continued Saturday night as the popular Connecticut lightweight stopped Fatiou Fassinou in the Broadway Boxing headliner held in Fox Theater, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT.

The Broadway Boxing series is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House. BOXING RESULTS:

Remillard, 30, was the No. 2-ranked featherweight in the world in 2011, when he lost to future world champion Mikey Garcia (LRTD11). Fighting out of Manchester, CT, this fight was Remillard's first in his home state in six-and-a-half years, due to him serving a five-year prison sentence. He returned to the ring this past April, taking an eight-round decision from Agustine Mauras, in Worcester, MA.

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In the opening round, Remillard (25-1, 14 KOs) and the slick Benin-native, former WBC International Silver champion Fassinou (27-6-3, 14 KOs) got to know each other as both fighters were cautious. Remillard opened up in the second round, using his left to the body, dropping Fassinou in his corner during the final seconds. Remillard pressed the action in the third, peppering Fassinou around the ring in his familiar punishing style, putting Fassinou in his "Sharp Shooter" sights for target practice in the fourth. Fassinou failed to answer the bell for the beginning of the fifth round.

"Against a southpaw, the left hook to the liver is there, and is a punch I'm known for," Remillard commented. "He was a little sloppier than I expected. I felt good; I'm 24/7 in the gym. Maybe I'll have one more fight this year to get in some rounds, and then get ready for a big 2018. I want a rematch with Mikey Garcia, at 135 or 140 pounds, 100-percent. He owes me a rematch. The guy he beat wasn't me."

In the co-feature, two New York City-based heavyweights, 6'5" Russian Ruslan Shamalov (4-1, 3 KOs) and Dominican "Gentleman" George Arias (7-0, 3 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn and the Bronx, respectively, put their undefeated records on the line to produce another Broadway Boxing heavyweight slugfest. Shamalov's power punches rocked the much shorter 5'11" Arias in the first round, but Arias stayed off the ropes and boxed much better in the second. The two fighters exchanged bombs throughout a terrific third round and, somehow, the fourth was even better with back-and-forth, nonstop action. The pace subsided slightly in the fifth round, setting the stage for a bombs-away sixth and final frame that didn't disappoint.

Shamalov and Arias fought at a furious pace, especially for heavyweights, in a legitimate six-round "Fight of the Year" candidate. Arias, the leader of Team Wash Em' Up in the Bronx, won a unanimous decision by scores of 60-54, 59-55, and 58-56.

"This win was humongous for me," said an overjoyed Arias. "I had a game plan, but once he hurt me in

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the first round, my heart took over and I just fought. I like to fight for the people, so I held on in the first instead of taking a knee."

Crowd favorite "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams (7-0, 4 KOs) gave himself an early high school graduation present as the East Hartford fighter defeated Nicaraguan welterweight Ariel "La Guerra" Vasquez (13-18-2, 9 KOs) in the former's first six-round bout. The 19-year-old Williams, a five-time National amateur champion, is a budding star with tremendous upside. Poised beyond his years, Williams controlled the pace against his battle-

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tested southpaw opponent, who is 11 years Williams' senior, displaying his vast arsenal of punches, especially his left-right combination that landed consistently. Williams' fast hands exploded for the first time at the end of the second round, then he picked up his assault in the third, as he cruised to a six-round shutout decision, with three tallies of 60-54.

Williams graduates on June 20 from Prince Tech. "That was a good graduation present," Williams said. "My hand speed played a big factor. He was a tough guy, especially for my first six-rounder."

Class prevailed in an entertaining female lightweight match, as former UBF world super featherweight champion Jennifer "The Bolivian Queen" Salinas (20-4, 5 KOs) defeated Marquita Lee (3-5) by way of a hard-fought six-round unanimous decision. Salinas, fighting out of Providence, was the aggressor throughout, but Lee never took a backward step. Scorecards read 59-55 twice, and 58-56, all for Salinas.

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Fighting a much more experienced and taller opponent from Africa, promising Lynn, MA prospect Khiry "TNT" Todd (5-0, 5 KOs) won his fifth pro fight, all by knockout. A 2016 New England Golden Gloves champion, Todd gained invaluable experience against cagey super welterweight Nicolas Sarouna (12-9-1, 9 KOs), of Togo, who took a knee after getting hit by a sneaky uppercut in the third round. Sarouna failed to beat the 10-count, as Todd improved his perfect record, with a TKO stoppage at the 1:32 mark.

Unbeaten Russian junior middleweight prospect Radzhab "The Python" Butaev (6-0, 4 KOs) was too much for Mexican Abraham "The Swift" Alvarez (20-11-1, 11 KOs). Butaev dropped Alvarez early with a vicious left hook, from which Alvarez never fully recovered. A brutal right to the liver put the Mexican on mat once again, in obvious pain, as referee Joey Lupino immediately waved off the fight at 1:05 of round one.

 (Photo Credit: Emily Harney/DiBella)

Cuban cruiserweight Luis "El Leon" Garcia (15-0, 12 KOs) kept his perfect pro record intact with a first-round knockout of his outclassed Mexican opponent Felipe Romero (19-14-1, 13 KOs), fighting out of San Diego. Now living in Peekskill, NY, Garcia dropped Romero with an overhand right in the opening seconds and he never let up, hurting Romero with a series of devastating rights. Garcia closed the show with a powerhouse uppercut, leading referee Johnny Callas to halt the action at the 1:48 mark.

Three-time Puerto Rican National Boxing team member Jose Roman (4-0, 3 KOs) went the distance for the first time against a game William Hill (2-3), of Detroit. The skilled Puerto Rican welterweight applied pressure from the opening bell, using a fierce body attack on Hill, who was trapped on the ropes for most of the fight. The judges tallied 40-36 twice, and 39-37, all for Roman via unanimous decision.



Unbeaten Local Talent Rounds Out Undercard Action Saturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Polish Heavyweight Adam Kownacki, Welterweight Prospect Julian Sosa and Ireland's Noel Murphy All Featured in Separate Bouts

BROOKLYN (December 15, 2016) -- Top local talent from New York City will be on display on Saturday, January 14 as Polish heavyweight Adam Kownacki, Brooklyn-native Julian Sosa and Irish welterweight Noel Murphy all enter the ring in separate bouts at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"In addition to the tremendous action that will be televised on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® and SHOWTIME EXTREME® on January 14, boxing fans in attendance at Barclays Center will be treated to an exciting undercard featuring up-and-coming local prospects," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "Polish heavyweight Adam Kownacki, Irish welterweight Noel Murphy and Brooklynite Julian Sosa, who is of Mexican descent, will all put their undefeated records on the line. Mayweather Promotions will also deliver Kenny Robles, a decorated amateur from Staten Island, making his pro debut, as well as Puerto Rican former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme on the comeback."

The January 14 event features a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader headlined by the super middleweight world championship unification showdown between Badou Jack and James DeGale. Televised coverage on SHOWTIME® begins at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT with junior lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza taking on undefeated contender Gervonta Davis.

Additional action is featured on SHOWTIME EXTREME®and headlined by junior featherweight world champion and Brooklyn-native Amanda Serrano battling former two-division world champion Yazmin Rivas. The telecast begins at 7 p.m. ET/PT and features Ievgen Khytrov battling Immanuwel Aleem in a 10-round matchup of undefeated rising contenders.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, start at $25. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

The unbeaten Kownacki (14-0, 11 KOs) will take on Joshua Tufte (19-1, 9 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight fight while Sosa (6-0-1, 2 KOs) faces Gabriel Solario (2-2-1) in a six-round welterweight attraction and Murphy (7-0, 2 KOs) competes in a six-round welterweight bout.

Rounding out the action are a pair of recent additions to the Mayweather Promotions stable as former title challenger Thomas Dulorme (23-2, 15 KOs) enters the ring for an eight-round junior welterweight fight and Staten Island-native Kenny Robles makes his pro debut in a four-round welterweight battle.

A two-time New York Golden Gloves champion, four of Kownacki's last five victories have come at the friendly confines of Barclays Center. Originally from Poland but now living in Brooklyn, Kownacki stopped Jesse Barboza in round three of their June fight the last time he entered the ring. The 27-year-old has won six times since the beginning of 2015 and faces one of his toughest opponents to date in the former kickboxing champion Tufte of Kernersville, North Carolina.

Trained by his father, former pro fighter and New York Golden Gloves champion Aureliano, Sosa has built a growing fan base fighting of the Flatbush Cops 'N' Kids gym in his hometown of Brooklyn. The 20-year-old is unbeaten since turning pro in March 2015 and has picked up three wins in 2016. He will be opposed by the 27-year-old Solario who fights out of Seattle and picked up a win over Drew Bokenshire in his last bout.

Originally from Cork, Ireland, Murphy has fought exclusively in the U.S. since turning pro in 2014 while fighting out of Woodlawn, NY. The 22-year-old earned his seventh pro victory in November when he won a dominant decision over Mohamed Allam in November. It was his second victory of the year and now he will make his second career start at Barclays Center looking to begin 2017 in style.

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Queens, NY (6/4/16) - On Friday night, DiBella Entertainment returned to Resorts World Casino New York City with another action-packed nine-bout card for the latest installment of its popular "Broadway Boxing" series, proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens.

The evening concluded with a slugfest featuring female fighters Alicia Napoleon, 153½, of Lindenhurst, NY, and Latasha Burton, 162, of New Orleans, LA, facing off in a rematch scheduled for eight rounds. There were plenty of shifts in momentum with each taking control at times while dishing out heavy artillery. Napoleon began applying pressure from the outset but Burton soon found a home for her straight right counter. The Long Islander fought her way inside to land power shots in the second, but then Burton came back with her own in the third. A straight right stunned Burton in the next round, though she proved resilient to control the action in the fifth. Napoleon continued to stalk her foe and by the sixth, Burton was tiring. With Burton looking to clinch and slow down the pace, Napoleon sought openings on the inside. Intent on scoring a knockout, Napoleon stormed out of her corner in the eighth with an unrelenting attack of power shots resulting in a TKO stoppage at the 1:43 mark when several left hooks to the head were unanswered. Napoleon improved to 6-0 (5 KOs) and Burton is now 4-7. Having claimed the vacant WBC silver junior middleweight title in January, Napoleon is determined to secure a shot at a world title in the near future.

(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Returning for the first time since September 2014, former WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril, 139, of St. Petersburg, FL, engaged former world title challenger Jerry Belmontes, 138¾, of Corpus Christi, TX, in a 10-round tactical battle. Searching for countering opportunities, Abril felled Belmontes in the first with an overhand right. Abril was content to fight on the outside, while Belmontes, prone to loading up on his right hand, was simply not active enough overall. During the later rounds, Abril would take a half step back and land short countershots whenever the increasingly desperate Belmontes lunged in. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder over the final six minutes of action, Abril pelted Belmontes with hooks to the body. With scores of 96-93 twice, and 95-94, Abril upped his record to 20-3-1 (8 KOs) with a unanimous decision, while Belmontes suffered his ninth defeat, falling to 21-9 (6 KOs). Following his world title defense against previously unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0) in September 2014, Abril was stricken with dengue fever that he contracted from a mosquito bite while training in Cuba to defend his title against Derry Matthews in early 2015. Abril was forced to vacate his title as he battled through the illness. Now back and 100 percent healthy, Abril will look to quickly regain his world championship under the DiBella Entertainment banner.

(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Notre Dame graduate and light heavyweight contender Mike Lee, 178¾, peppered Mike Snider, 178, of Flemington, WV, with combinations to the head and body for eight one-sided rounds. Outboxing his adversary, Lee expertly evaded Snider's advances and often countered with devastating hooks and straight rights. In round four, a left hook dropped Snider. By the sixth, Lee's uppercut became a prominent weapon. After eight rounds, the judges tallied 80-71 twice, 79-72, all for Lee via unanimous decision to up his record to 17-0 (10 KOs). Snider fell to 10-4-3 (5 KOs). Before graduating in 2009, the Chicago-native Lee claimed three Bengal Bout championships while fighting on Notre Dame's boxing team. Lee then won the 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves and soon turned pro in 2010. In September 2011, Lee became a national spokesman for Subway Restaurants and continues to be featured in their nationally broadcast "Famous Fan" advertising campaigns. In 2011, Lee headlined the first-ever pro boxing event at the University of Notre Dame, donating more than $100,000 to Notre Dame Charities through The Mike Lee Foundation.

In his first fight scheduled for six rounds, 20-year-old fan-favorite Julian Sosa, 142½, of Brooklyn, earned a hard-fought split decision over a very game Isaac Johnson, 142¼, of Colorado Springs, CO. Early on, Sosa's jab was key, bloodying Johnson's nose in the first and keeping him at bay. However, Johnson was able to close the gap by round three and the bout turned into a brawl, featuring several exciting exchanges for the remainder of the contest. Landing pinpoint, accurate countershots, Sosa was still able to maintain control. Scorecards read 58-56 Johnson and 59-55 twice for Sosa, who upped his record to 5-0-1 (2 KOs). Johnson is now 2-2.

Far Rockaway cruiserweight prospect Joe Williams, 184, easily dispatched of Lamar Harris, 183½, St. Louis, MO, quickly taking advantage of his defensive deficiencies. Left hooks hurt Harris, whose exposed chin provided a wide-open target, then a right hook dropped him in the first. Williams continued to land his left hook in round two and, after having seen Harris absorb enough punishment, the referee halted the action at the 2:38 mark. Williams improved to 9-0 (7 KOs), while Harris fell to 9-12-4 (5 KOs). A 2011 US Olympic Team Trials silver medalist, Williams won the 2012 National Golden Gloves heavyweight title and was a three-time NY Golden Gloves champion before turning pro.

Coming off his sensational TKO victory on the ShoBox series in December, Canadian middleweight contender Steve Rolls, 162½, of Toronto, impressively broke down southpaw Emmanuel Sanchez, 163¾, of Laredo, TX, over five rounds.

Rolls staggered Sanchez with a left hook to the temple early in the first then used that same punch effectively throughout, doubling and tripling up on it. An exhausted Sanchez, who had a point deducted in round five for excessive holding, was unable to come out of his corner for the sixth stanza and the bout was stopped, dipping his record to 7-5 (1 KO). Rolls, now 14-0 (8 KOs) as a pro, had a very successful amateur career, competing on the 2009 and 2010 Canadian National boxing teams, compiling an impressive 83-14 record in the process.

Making his NYC debut, former amateur standout and two-time National Golden Gloves champion Marquis Moore, 167½, of Temple Hills, MD, bobbed and weaved his way inside against the much taller, rangier Turner Williams, 165½, of Beckley, WV, unloading quick-fisted combinations until a left hook to the body doubled his foe over in the red corner. Moore landed a few more hooks to the midsection to force a stoppage at 1:20 of the opening frame, to even up his record at 2-2 (2 KOs). Williams dropped to 1-3. Moore, a member of the U.S. Army, who was honorably discharged after serving three years for our country, had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a 140-15 record. Moore also claimed the National PAL championship in 2015 and boxed at the U.S. Olympic trials.

(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Brooklyn's former junior middleweight world champion and now ordained Orthodox rabbi Yuri Foreman continued his comeback with an impressive stoppage victory over Jason Davis, of Vancouver, WA. Foreman outboxed Davis with a stiff jab, directing it both upstairs and down, in the opener. Backing Davis to the ropes in the following frame, Foreman landed a left uppercut to drop his adversary. A flurry of hard shots resulted in a second knockdown and a left hook to the body produced the third. Foreman, now 34-2 (10 KOs), finally finished Davis off with another barrage that prompted a referee stoppage at the 1:55 mark of round two. Davis dropped to 13-12-2 (4 KOs).

Staten Island's James Wilkins, 136¼, made a successful pro debut stopping Buffalo, New York's Jack Grady, 140, inside two rounds. The stoppage came at the 2:49 mark. Wilkins' speed and power proved too much for the upstate native Grady, now 0-4.









New York, NY (2/18/16) - On Wednesday night, DiBella Entertainment staged another installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series at New York City's famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan in front of a passionate and lively crowd.

Headlining the card, Brooklyn's female sensation Amanda Serrano, 126, demolished Canadian Olivia Gerula, 123¼, of Winnipeg, inside one round to pick up the WBO world featherweight championship. Serrano stormed out of her corner, quickly overwhelming her opponent with an onslaught of leather before a right hook wobbled Gerula into the ropes to warrant an eight-count. When the action resumed, Serrano immediately swarmed Gerula, finding a home for her overhand right and left hooks to stagger her adversary once again to force a stoppage call at just 1:50 into the contest. With the win, Serrano, 27-1-1 (20 KOs), is now a three-division world champion. Gerula, who had only been stopped twice before, but never this early, dropped to 17-16-2 (3 KOs). Serrano had previously won the IBF junior lightweight belt in 2011 and the WBO lightweight title in 2014.

Brooklyn junior welterweight southpaw Shemuel "The Chosen One" Pagan, 136½, put on an impressive performance against Oscar Santana, 136½, of Pomona, CA, in what was his first bout scheduled for six rounds. At the opening bell, Pagan burst out of his corner throwing punches with bad intentions, crowding his opponent and never letting Santana mount an effective attack. However, in round two, it was Santana who played the aggressor to which Pagan effortlessly worked to his advantage. With Santana leaning on Pagan, whose back was against the ropes, the Brooklynite landed a devastating left uppercut-right hook combination that dropped his foe hard. Santana arose but was deemed unable to continue by the referee 51 seconds into the frame, which evened out his record to 4-4-1 (2 KOs). With the victory, Pagan improved to 7-0 (4 KOs). As an amateur, Pagan was a five-time New York Golden Gloves champion as well as a 2008 Olympic team alternate.

Ukrainian Pavlo Ishchenko, 131, now living and training in Brooklyn and co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc., was extended the distance for the first time as a pro, dominating Puerto Rican Rafael Vazquez, 130, Guaynabo, over six rounds. Hurting his foe with two hard left hooks early on in round one, Ishchenko stalked Vazquez throughout the contest. With each passing frame, Ishchenko methodically demoralized Vazquez with combinations and was stunningly effective landing countershots, particularly with his overhand right. When the final bell rang, the judges tallied 60-54, and 59-55 twice, all for Ishchenko by way of unanimous decision to up his record to 3-0 (2 KOs), while Vazquez dropped to 2-4. The colorful and charismatic Ishchenko was an outstanding amateur. A Ukrainian national, born in Russia, Ishchenko, who is half Jewish, compiled a 294-23 record that included a 2013 European AIBA championship and a trip to the 2012 Olympics in Great Britain.

Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Maravilla Box Promotions, the superbly talented amateur prodigy Jonathan "Maravilla" Alonso, 139, returned stateside to face the rugged and determined Ricardo Maldonado, 139¾, of Renton, WA, in a six-round junior welterweight bout. Alonso used his superior speed and accuracy to dismantle Maldonado, landing pinpoint punches to the head and body each stanza. Alonso's jab repeatedly broke through Maldonado's guard and, once inside, a sustained attack to the midsection would follow. Though Alonso remained in control throughout, Maldonado never stopped trying, proving to be a very valuable test for the up-and-coming prospect. At the conclusion of the bout, the scorecards read 60-54, and 59-55 twice, to improve Alonso to 8-0 (4 KOs) via unanimous decision, while Maldonado hit the .500 mark at 5-5. Considered one of the best amateur boxers in Spain's history, Alonso was born in Moca, Dominican Republic, but moved to Spain at just seven years old. He took up boxing as an amateur at the age of 16, compiling an 85-11 record, including having competed in the 2012 Olympics. He won gold medals at the Campeonato de España Junior tournament in 2009, as well as at the Campeonato de España tournament in 2011 and 2012. Alonso also picked up silver at Spain's Golden Gloves tournament and the Bosnian Tournament, both in 2011.

Southpaw Kazakh Dauren Yeleussinov, 161, now living and training in Brooklyn and co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc., earned his third first-round stoppage over Bernard Thomas, 162, 5-3 (3 KOs), of Kansas City, MO. Yeleussinov immediately applied pressure and began banging to the body. He then followed up his body attack with a right hook to the chin to drop Thomas. When Thomas arose, Yeleussinov repeated the pattern to fell his adversary a second and final time with another hard right hook. The time of the stoppage was 1:50 of the opening round to improve Yeleussinov to 5-0 (4 KOs). Thomas' record fell to 5-3 (3 KOs). Yeleussinov had an extensive amateur career that saw him compile a 397-23 record, with more than 100 knockouts. He is a four-time National champion for Kazakhstan and won gold twice at the Universiade Championships as well as at the National Junior Championships.






AT 4 P.M. ET/1 P.M. PT

  Action Begins Inside the Arena at 1 p.m. ET!

  MASHANTUCKET, Conn.  (August 31, 2015) - Some of the top prospects from the Northeast including undefeated super featherweight Bryant "Pee Wee" Cruz (15-0, 8 KOs) will be showcased on a stacked undercard Saturday, September 12 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT with the first bout beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

  The September 12 Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card is headlined by undefeated middleweight star Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) taking on Michael "Pretty Boy" Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight bout with world title implications on the line for former world champion Quillin. Super welterweight world champion Cornelius "K-9" Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) will defend his title against undefeated rising star Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) in the co-main event. Live coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on NBC.

  As part of the previously announced featured undercard bouts, two of the most promising prospects in boxing will put their undefeated records on the line as 2012 U.S. Olympian and highly-touted light heavyweight "Sir" Marcus Browne (15-0, 11 KOs), takes on former world champion Gabriel Campillo (25-7-1, 12 KOs), and undefeated middleweight Hugo "The Boss" Centeno (22-0, 12 KOs) meets Poland's Lukas Maciec (22-2-1, 5 KOs).

  The Browne or Centeno fight could end up as a swing bout for the NBC broadcast pending the outcome of the two scheduled televised bouts. 

Fighting on the non-televised portion of the undercard are top prospects representing New England, New York and Washington D.C.

  The Undefeated super featherweight Cruz, fighting out of Port Chester, NY, puts his perfect record on the line in an eight-round bout.

  Popular New York City super featherweight Gary Stark Jr.  (24-3, 8 KOs) will be gunning for his second straight win of his comeback bid against former African champion Anthony Napunyi (15-15, 6 KOs) in a six-round match. 

  Washington D.C. super featherweight Antonio Russell (3-0, 2 KOs), the younger brother of reigning world super featherweight champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Gary Russell, Jr., will compete in a six-round bout while undefeated super bantamweight world champion Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent (14-0, 1 KO) squares off against former Youth champion Brittany "Pretty Girl" Cruz (10-6-2, 2 KOs) in an eight-round non-title fight.

  Also fighting on the undercard in a four-round matchup is Elmont, NY super featherweight Titus Williams (1-0), a 2013 New York Golden Gloves champion, taking on Benjamin Burgos (2-12-1), and a four-round featherweight bout featuring Timmy Ramos (1-0, 1 KO) of Framingham, MA.




New York, NY (6/22/15) - On Wednesday, July 8th, DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series will return to the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan. The exciting 10-bout card will be the latest installment of the popular and long-running series.

Headlining the card will be popular junior lightweight prospect Bryant "Peewee" Cruz (14-0, 7KO's) as he puts his undefeated record on the line against the heavy-handed Martin Cardona (19-5, 14KO's) in their junior lightweight matchup scheduled for eight rounds.

Cruz, a native of Portchester, NY, has steadily become one of the more popular fighters throughout the entire New York City area since turning pro in December of 2012, following a second-place finish at the 2012 National Golden Gloves. Cruz kicked off a successful 2015 with an impressive and gutsy performance in February, where he got off the canvas early against Jorge Pazos to win a convincing eight-round unanimous decision. Cruz was sidelined for a couple months after the bout, as he allowed a nagging elbow injury to heel. Recently relocating his training camp to Houston, TX, Cruz has linked up with world-renowned trainer Ronnie Shields. The 25-year-old Cruz is looking to break into the national spotlight this year, but to do so, he must first get by the dangerous Cardona.

Also set to see action on the card in separate eight-round bouts will be exciting junior middleweight prospect and former #1 US amateur Patrick Day (10-1-1, 6KO's) as he squares off against Lenwood Dozier and Brooklyn's own undefeated Shawn Cameron (9-0, 4KO's) as he takes on Francisco Javier Reza in their eight-round junior middleweight matchup.

A complete bout card will be announced soon.





New York, NY (5/4/15) - This Friday night, for the second time this year, DiBella Entertainment will bring its popular Broadway Boxing series north to the suburbs of Westchester County with an exciting nine-bout card scheduled to take place at the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY. Headlining the card will be the much-anticipated ring return and homecoming of Westchester County-native Boyd Melson (14-1, 4KO's), as he takes on fellow New Yorker Mike Ruiz (17-8, 9KO's) in a 10-round super welterweight battle for the WBC USNBC title.

Also returning to action on the card for the first time in nearly four years will be the Bronx's undefeated lightweight Danny Valle (5-0, 3KO's) as he faces Brooklyn's Ian James in a six-round battle of boroughs. The once-promising Valle, son of renowned trainer Victor Valle, was a NY Golden Gloves champion before turning pro in 2009. Valle reeled together five impressive victories and was garnering rave reviews around the local New York boxing scene. Valle then suffered an unfortunate string of injuries that forced him to step away from the ring. Now one hundred percent healthy, Valle is looking to once again embark on his professional career and pick up where he left off in 2011.

Returning to where he won his professional debut in dramatic fashion will be hometown favorite Alex Vanasse (1-0, 1KO) as he challenges Raymond Santiago in a four-round heavyweight matchup. Hailing from Carmel, NY, Vanasse had a raucous crowd on hand for his debut back in February. Vanasse and his army of fans suffered a major scare when he hit the canvas hard in the second round of his scheduled four-rounder. Vanasse battled back hard though, going to war over the next two rounds and finally stopping his opponent at 2:08 of the fourth round in a hellacious fight, sending the crowd into an absolute frenzy. Vanasse is looking to make it a perfect 2-0 against Santiago.

Scheduled to appear on the card in separate four-rounders will be nearby Nyack-natives, Max Tassy (3-0, 1KO) and Maxito Sainvil (1-0). The former NY Golden Gloves champion Tassy is set to square off against Ralph Johnson in a four-round light heavyweight matchup, while Sainvil takes on Anton Williamson in a four-round welterweight affair.

Also seeing action on the card will be one of the brightest young stars in the DiBella Entertainment stable, as 2012 Olympian Jonathan Alonso (4-0, 3KO's) returns stateside to do battle with Bronx's Jose Guzman in a six-round junior welterweight showdown. Alonso, nicknamed Maravilla, the same moniker used by his co-promoter and former middleweight kingpin Sergio Martinez (Maravilla Box Promotions), is truly something special to watch. With dynamite power in both hands and blazing hand speed, the 24-year-old Alonso has thus far looked as good as advertised. Alonso made his pro debut in August of last year on a Broadway Boxing card at B.B. King Blues Club in NYC, scoring a vicious third-round TKO over Jose Gomez. Alonso's next three fights all took place in his adopted home of Spain, the country that the Dominican-native Alonso represented at the 2012 Olympics. Alonso will be looking to once again impress when he takes on the more experienced and always game Guzman.

In an eight-round battle of junior featherweights, Brooklyn's Rafael Vasquez (14-1, 12KO's) takes on Pedro Melo (11-8-2, 4KO's). The 37-year-old Vasquez is a late bloomer, having not made his professional debut until September 2010. Since suffering a shocking loss (SD-8) to Jhovany Collado in 2012, Vazquez, who has absolutely devastating power in both hands, has stopped six consecutive opponents in a row, while quickly moving up the ranks of the 122lb. division. Vazquez is currently rated #7 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and is looking to continue moving up the ranks and work his way into a title shot in the not so distant future, but he must first get by the Mexican Melo.

Set to make his US debut on the card in an eight-round super lightweight matchup will be former world-title challenger and former European champion Serhiy Fedchenko (33-3, 14KO's), as he competes against Reinald Garrido (14-9-1, 2KO's). The Ukrainian Fedchenko has been out of the ring since a shocking loss in December of 2013 to Felix Lora. Prior to the loss to Lora, Fedchenko's only other two defeats had come against former world title challenger Kaizer Mabuza and future hall of famer and multi-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Fedchenko will be looking to shake off the ring rust and get some much-needed rounds in when he meets Garrido.

Rounding out the card will be undefeated super middleweight prospect Francy Ntetu (14-0, 3KO's) as he puts his undefeated record on the line against hard-hitting Colombian Milton Nunez (28-13-1, 25KO's) in an eight-round super middleweight matchup. Ntetu, who hails from Quebec, Canada, is co-promoted by Canada's former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal. It will be Ntetu's second fight thus far of 2015, as the super middleweight looks to begin making the transition from prospect to contender.

Tickets are priced at $100, $60 and $40, and are currently on sale through the DiBella Entertainment office by calling (212) 947-2577. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
The Hilton Westchester is located at 699 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573.









(All Photos Ed Diller, DBE)

New York, NY (2/20/15) - In front of a sellout crowd of his hometown fans, junior lightweight prospect Bryant "Peewee" Cruz, of Port Chester, NY, headlined DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing debut on Friday night, in Westchester County, at the beautiful Hilton Westchester, in Rye Brook, NY. Cruz, 130, showed tremendous heart to recover from a knockdown in round two then engage Jorge Pazos, 128¼, of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, in a slugfest the following frame. By the midway point of the scheduled eight-rounder, Cruz took back control of the contest, using his jab to set up combinations and outbox Pazos. Showing superior hand speed, Cruz used left hooks to punctuate flurries upstairs. By the seventh round, a bruised Pazos' face had swelled up from all the punishment he'd taken. After eight exciting rounds, the judges tallied 78-73 twice, and 77-74, all for "Peewee" Cruz, who improved to 14-0 (7 KOs). Pazos dropped to 14-8-1 (8 KOs).

Cruz, left, dominated after being dropped by a titanic left hook in round 2.

Brooklyn junior middleweight prospect Frank "Notorious" Galarza, co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing, needed just 76 seconds of a scheduled eight-rounder to demolish veteran Raul Munoz. Galarza, 156, walked down Munoz, 154¾, testing his right hand upstairs. Moments later, one of those straight rights landed to the side of the head causing Munoz to double over then stumble into the ropes, resulting in the referee's stoppage. Widely considered one of the top 154lb. up-and-coming fighters in all of boxing, Galarza, now 16-0-2 (10 KOs), is poised to break into the upper echelon of his division in the near future. Munoz saw his record drop to 23-18-1 (16 KOs).

Galarza, staying busy and victorious.

In a battle of Bronx residents, Peter Dobson, 148, used his jab to set up right uppercuts and hooks to break through the tight guard of Tyrell White, 145½. Keeping White backing up and against the ropes, Dobson's combinations were doing damage. Dobson remained the busier fighter as he continued to pound away over the ensuing rounds until the referee had seen enough. The stoppage came at 2:38 of round three, upping Dobson's record to 3-0 (1 KO), while White remained winless at 0-3.

Popular cruiserweight Alex Vanasse, 195¾, from nearby Carmel, NY, made his pro debut against Richard Ballard, 194, of Los Angeles, that had the adoring crowd on its feet the entire route. It was a Pier-Six brawl from the outset, with each taking turns smashing each other with explosive power shots. In round two, a straight right dropped the southpaw Vanasse, but he arose and battled his way back into the fight. In the fourth, Vanasse staggered Ballard with right hooks and went in for the kill, wailing away with wild hooks until his adversary was defenseless to force a referee stoppage at the 2:08 mark. Ballard's record dropped to 0-2.

In his most impressive performance as a professional, Bronx's former #1-rated U.S. amateur and now highly touted prospect Chris Galeano earned a shutout six-round unanimous decision on three scores of 60-54 to remain unbeaten. After outboxing Javier Loya, of Phoenix, AZ, in round one with a consistent jab, Galeano closed the gap, pinning his foe against the ropes and banging away. Focusing his combinations to the body, Galeano, 160, was forcing Loya, 157½, normally a pressure fighter, to step back. Galeano's right hook upstairs was landing repeatedly and doing damage. A straight right snapped Loya's head back in round four. Over the final two rounds, Galeano unleashed superb combinations, rocking Loya with more straight rights. The decision victory increased Galeano's record to 7-0, while Loya dropped to 7-3 (6 KOs).

Using his adept defensive skills, Ukrainian prodigy Sergey Derevyanchenko, co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc., and advised by Al Haymon, now living and training in Brooklyn, quickly neutralized the offense of Vladine Biosse while controlling the action with stiff jabs. Trapping Biosse in a neutral corner in round two, Derevyanchenko unloaded a fusillade of leather. As Biosse sagged down the ring ropes, the referee jumped in to halt the action by TKO at 1:42 of the frame. Derevyanchenko was an outstanding amateur, compiling an astonishing 390-20 record, as well as represent his native Ukraine at the 2008 Olympics and win a bronze medal at the 2007 Amateur World Championships. Derevyanchenko also competed in the World Series of Boxing, where he posted a 23-1 overall record and was the 2012 WSB Team Champion and 2011 and 2012 WSB Individual Champion.

 Derevyanchenko keeps the pressure on.

 Derevyanchenko's rise up the world rankings is expected to be meteoric and anything less than a world championship would be a disappointment.
Light heavyweight contender Cedric Agnew, 177½, from Chicago, made his DBE debut against fellow southpaw Samuel Clarkson, 178, of Cedar Hill, TX. Whenever in close, Agnew would dig shots to the body. In round two, a double left hook, first to the body then to the head, put Clarkson on the floor. Clarkson fought back gamely, but Agnew's combinations clearly tired his adversary over the latter rounds. Though Agnew dominated the second half, the judges awarded Clarkson a very controversial split decision, each tallying 76-75, to the bewilderment of the crowd and ringside media. Agnew is now 28-2 (14 KOs), while Clarkson's record stands at 13-4 (7 KOs).

Georgian-native world-ranked contender Avtandil Khurtsidze, 160, now living and training in Philadelphia, rushed Philip Penson, 159, like a bull, continuing to apply pressure throughout their eight-round middleweight contest. The much-shorter Khurtsidze, standing at 5'4", bobbed and weaved his way inside then dug into at Penson's body, slowly breaking him down. A left hook upstairs wobbled Penson into a corner in round four and Khurtsidze unloaded power shots until the referee stopped the contest at the 1:00 mark. Khurtsidze, who demonstrated excellent ability to cut off the ring, earned the third victory of his comeback that began in July 2014, upping his record to 30-2-2 (19 KOs). Orlando, Florida's Penson suffered the first defeat of his career, dropping to 8-1-2 (2 KOs).

Returning to the ring for the first time since August 2013, junior welterweight prospect Andrew Ruiz, 138, one of the most promising young fighters out of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy, in Oxnard, CA, resumed his career in his DiBella Entertainment debut, facing Evincii Dixon, 140, of Lancaster, PA. With a sustained attack to the body over six rounds, Ruiz dominated the action in an entertaining affair. Pressuring his way inside, Ruiz outlanded Dixon, often digging to the body to land uppercuts on the inside. At the conclusion of six rounds, scorecards read 58-56 twice for Ruiz, with a dissenting tally of 59-55 for Dixon, though most observers felt Ruiz, now 8-0 (4 KOs), deserved a unanimous verdict. The game Dixon's record fell to 4-5-1 (2 KOs).

Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc., Ivan Baranchyk, 146¼, improved to 4-0 (3 KOs) with a brutal second-round knockout over David Thomas, of Los Angeles. After dropping Thomas, 146½, in the first, the Belarus-native Baranchyk, now living and training in Brooklyn, NY, floored him for good with a right hand-left hook combination. The time of the knockout was 2:07 of round two. Thomas' record fell to 4-1 (1 KO). As an amateur, Baranchyk won gold at the 2010 Class A Vilnuse tournament, 2011 and 2013 Match Event tournament, 2011 Kostukovichi International tournament, 2011 and 2012 Soligorsk Open International tournament, 2012 Class A Liventsev tournament, 2013 Active Military tournament, 2013 Republic of Belarus Open Cup, 2014 Vitebsk University tournament in Belarus, and was an amateur champion of Belarus from 2009-2014.

Luis Hands Dargan First Career Loss to Capture WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship

The much-anticipated main event featured Philadelphian Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-1, 9 KOs)* against Tony "The Lightning" Luis (28-5, 18 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship.

The first round started slow with both fighters feeling each other out. Luis appeared to control the second round keeping Dynamite on the ropes. Dargan was down in the third and the referee ruled it a slip. Luis continued to be the aggressor in the fourth. Dargan began to return fire late in the fourth and Luis threw a punch after the bell that enraged Dynamite.

Lightning Luis
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Tony continued to throw bunches of punches to start the fifth including an aggressive body attack. In the later rounds Luis continued to be the aggressor keeping Dargan up against the ropes. Dargan suffered an injury to his left eye in eighth round but the doctor deemed him okay to continue to the ninth round.

Dynamite landed a hard shot in the tenth but Luis countered and knocked down Dargan. He managed to finish the fight but, unfortunately, the cards were not in his favor. Tony Luis won via unanimous decision with the final score 97-92, 99-90 and 97-92 and handed Dynamite his first career loss.

In the middle fight of the telecast, Cuban sensation Sullivan Barrera (15-0, 10 KOs) stopped veteran Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy (27-6 18 KOs). Barrera knocked Lacy to the canvas in the first round but he managed to recover and finish the round.

Both fighters settled in by the third round. However, it was short lived because in the fourth round Lacy could no longer withstand Barrera's attack and the referee stopped the fight with Lacy still on his feet.

The live ESPN2 Friday Night Fights telecast began with an eight round battle for the New England Middleweight Championship between Thomas "The Souljah" Falowo (13-3, 8 KOs) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Russell "The Haitian Sensation" Lamour (11-1, 5 KOs) of Portland Maine. The Foxwoods' crowd was fired up from the beginning for this local showdown. These fighters were not strangers as they had faced each other several times as amateurs. They took no time to feel each other out and came out swinging from the first bell.

Falowo, who only has one amateur win against Lamour, was clearly the aggressor in the early rounds. By the sixth round, Falowo started to tire and Lamour took advantage of his fatigue, but Falowo managed to end strong.

Heavyweight Keith "Machine Gun" Tapia (13-0, 8 KOs) of Santurce, Puerto Rico stopped Jesse "Street Fighter" Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KOs) of Bartonsville, PA in the first round in the second bout on the card.





11/1/14  Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Card @ the Barclay Center

The new Manhattan is now Brooklyn, the new Madison Square Garden is now Barclay Center, the new king , in the Borough of Kings, as proclaimed by King Gabriel Rosado vs David Lemieux, is King Gabriel Rosado himself. They will meet December 6, 2014 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn for a 12 rounder for the Nabf middleweight title. The press conference held in the VIP room of the Barclay Center was most enlightening. David Lemieieux announced , “ I'm really looking forward to this fight, my training camp has already started and I am in great shape.” He wants to make a positive statement, on his debut outside of Canada. Is considered a heavy hitter with a record of (32-2, 30 KO's).

King Gabriel Rosado has intent to make Barclay Center and Brooklyn his new home going forward. His home away from home Philadelphia. His record is (28-8, 12 KO's) and one no contest. The no contest coming by way of J'Leon Love, post fight drug called for a no contest NC.

King Rosado fared well against WBO middleweight champ Peter Quinllin in Atlantic City bout stopped in the ninth round due to a cut over Rosados left eye. His moniker is “ I'll fight anyone, anywhere, at any time'. He is surly rugged and a durable opponent. The King pontificates the bout is made for HBO the type of fight the boxing worlds craves. Really!! He stated “ I'm from Philly and I know my fans will be in Brooklyn to represent Philadelphia alongside my New York fans”. Rosado is a fearless warrior, and returns to the square ring with a vengeance, Lemieux claims “ This is a good test for me, and I'm working really hard to deliver an amazing performance”.

Good luck to both combatants!!

This is dedicated to the ones we love.

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The Big House; like the old days; Geale a formidable foe.

NEW YORK JULY 26: As the fight week winds down to a few precious hours, both Champ Gennady Golovkin and contender Daniel Geale have finished all the training and answered all the questions, it is time to put up the gloves at the famed "Mecca Of Boxing" that has held many battles in its 50 year history.

And that is not counting the old Garden, the one on 50th street and 8th Ave, which is an apartment complex now.  Many old-timers refer to those days as  when boxing was, in short, "real", so it may be a coincidence that GGG's  opponent refers to himself as  "the Real Deal" and a threat to supremacy at the 160lb limit.  It was Abel Sanchez, GGG trainer who stated this week that "no one can beat Gennady at 154 or 160" further elaborating that it would take a bigger guy (like 168) to challenge the skill set that Golovkin possesses.

And who can argue with that? So far, so good 29 up, 29 down, and a 16 bout KO streak going into the Geale showdown HBO 9:30 EST.

The one man that differs in his opinion is Gary Shaw, co-promoter of Geale, and it does come with some merit. Geale, like GGG, has had experience in international competition and has been a professional since 2004, compiling a record of 30-2, both defeats being very controversial. One was to former champ Anthony Mundine in 2009 (later avenged) and then the disputed split decision loss to Darren Barker in 2013. "Daniel Geale is a throwback fighter who has never backed down from a tough challenge and his mindset is no different going into the Golovkin fight - GGG is considered the top dog in the middleweight division by those in the business, but I believe Geale is the best, we will see how he (GGG) fares with someone on his level" said Shaw. 

Golovkin last fought at the Theater at the Garden in November 2013, against Curtis Stevens, registering an 8th round retirement. It will be interesting to see the battle against Geale, who stylistically is a far different fighter than Stevens.  Many insiders are questioning whether Geale will last the full 12 rounds, but as far as pulling an upset - no one is going that far. However Geale has been a decisive underdog before and has pulled an upset - traveling to Germany in 2012 and beating long time champ Felix Sturm in his own house via a split decision. Geale has a remarkable history and he will be looking to repeat his way for a 31st win, which would be his biggest if he can achieve it. Regardless of the outcome, GGG and his team agree that this is his biggest challenge yet, and looks to gain his 17th straight KO.

TIDBITS: Heavyweight Explosion 12 round bout between Mike Perez and the favorite Bryant Jennings is the opening bout. Both are undefeated and despite the odds, this fight is considered a toss up by most . . .  Glen Tapia was scratched from the undercard because of undisclosed medical reasons.  Dusty Hernandez Harrison, Washington DC, a welterweight who resembles an old time fighter named Bobby Dykes, is boxing an 8 rounder in the second bout.  










Letter from Ring 10 VP Mike Bernard . . .

Bronx NY May 24: On Sunday, June 1, 2014, we will be taking up the challenge of starting the First Annual Run with the Champs Walk/Jog-A-Thon. It will be a fun and fit activity for anyone that wants to participate. You set realistic lap goals (each lap is approximately 1/3 mile) based on age and development. The event will not only raise funds for Ring 10 to help fighters and their families, but also promote physical fitness and help with the fight to end childhood and adult obesity. We are hoping to make this walk/jog-a-thon a profitable fundraiser for our worthy cause, so the more contributions you raise, the more successful we will be at achieving our goal.

On this day we will charge $10 per person for admission. Anyone can participate as long as they bring in pledges. We will host this event at Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx.

Participants are encouraged to complete their pledge sheet prior to June 1, 2014. Our goal is at least 10 pledges per participant and hopefully more. In addition, the event will need volunteers to help record laps, hand out water and work the snack bar, etc.

If you are able to volunteer, would like a pledge sheet, or need more information, please contact Ring 10′s Vice President, Mike Bernard, at 718-823-5083 or peteacher56@aol.com.

Some Champs that will be there to support us:

Iran Barkley/Mark Breland/Aaron Davis/Doug DeWitt/Tyrone Jackson/Junior Jones

With more to be added to our growing list!

Rain date: Sunday, June 22, 2014

This is sure to be a great event! Ring 10 thanks you in advance for your support and assistance!






TruFanBoxing May 14, 2014

They say that usually local events pit rising stars versus wanna be's and sub par out of towners, but this is not the case when the main event features two unbeaten hungry fighters trying to make a name for themselves. Steven Bujaj, (pronounced Boo-ja) a Bronx "Superman" who has an impressive 12-0 record with 9 KO's takes on an equally impressive Junior "Hurricane" Wright 10-0, 9 KO's in a ten rounder. The bout takes place at the Millennium Theater in Brighton Beach on May 15th.'

Wright, left, the "Hurricane" plans to be on Express mode against the dangerous Bujaj.

Wright, a native of Chicago, is a very powerful fighter who is coming off a TKO win over Galen Brown, and has beaten an unbeaten fighter, (Nick Kisner) before. Only Kisner has gone the distance with Wright. Wright has had a stellar amateur career that included two Chicago GG titles.

Bujaj, on the other hand, is riding a three bout KO streak and his nickname is not without merit. His handling of much heavier and more experienced foes in the amateurs was mind boggling - this being both in the gym wars and amateur bouts as well. He, like Wright is a multi GG champion, but from NY city. They have never faced each other in the amateurs.  

Bujaj, right, plans to beat Wright on fight night.

But the main events highlights a fine night of boxing, with a female bout included. Amanda Serrano, a top star with a stellar record of 20(15Ko's)-1-1, takes on veteran Belinda Laracuente, who has fought a who's who in the sport of female boxing. It will be interesting to see how the upstart handles the cagey veteran in the 6 rounder.

The card also features heavyweight Jarell Miller, lightweight Dimash Niyazov, welterweight Mikkel Lespierre and middleweight prospect Akil Auguste.




New York April 10, 2014

By: Michael Gerard Seiler

DiBella Entertainment held another one of its exhilarating shows last night at the famed BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York City. Headlining the card was a fearless, hard-punching junior welterweight prospect whose ability will not go unnoticed for much longer. 25-year-old Erick Bone (14-1, 8 KO's) of Manabi, Ecuador burst onto the boxing scene in his first bout in the United States, stopping crafty southpaw Francisco Figueroa (20-7-1, 13 KO's) in just five rounds.

Bone, a tall and rangy boxer, used his outstanding physical abilities and decisive edge in power to overwhelm Figueroa, 35, from the opening bell. Figueroa's acquired ring intelligence was no match for Bone's youth. In round two, Bone connected with a thunderous left hook to the body in the opening minute. Figueroa recovered later in the round, using his adept lateral movement to survive. Bone sent Figueroa staggering into the ropes during round three, breaking Figueroa's defensive guard with a sharp right-hand shot. Moments later, Figueroa landed a short left cross to Bone's face. But, Bone walked through Figueroa's shots easily, unleashing furious combinations at will.

By the fourth round, Figueroa displayed signs of fatigue from Bone's accurate volume punching. Lacking the power necessary to keep Bone from inflicting further damage, the fight was correctly halted at 2:40 of the fifth round.

The bout marked Figueroa's fourth consecutive loss. Bone's lone blemish on his professional record resulted from a twelve-round split-decision loss at the hands of undefeated Panamanian Alberto Mosquera in the Coliseo Ruminahui in Quito, Ecuador.

Bone exhibited tremendous raw potential, and could be the best fighter to come out of Ecuador since former middleweight contender Segundo Mercado, who battled Bernard Hopkins twice in the mid 1990's.

Entering the bout, Bone was ranked 15th by both the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association in its junior welterweight rankings.

Other Action

Junior lightweight Bryant Cruz improved his record in the co-main event (10-0, 6 KO's) stopping Willshaun Boxley (6-11-1, 4 KO's) in :34 of round three with a blistering combination to the head.

Rising lightweight sensation Louis Cruz (7-0, 4 KO's) from the Bronx, New York thoroughly outclassed Tony Walker (5-5-1, 3 KO's) of Cincinnati, Ohio in a six-round bout. All three ringside judges scored the fight 60-54 in favor of Cruz.

Cruz dominated behind a rock-solid right hand, a steady jab and superior lateral movement. Both fighters exchanged heated flurries in the final round.

Brooklyn's Junior Younan (4-0, 4 KO's) knocked down Dustin Parrish (1-3, 1 KO) twice en route to a first-round stoppage at just :28 of a super middleweight contest. Younan floored Parrish with a quick right-hand shot. Shortly thereafter, Parrish found himself swiftly on the canvas once more following a lightning-quick left hook from Younan.

Lightweight Shemuel Pagan (5-0, 2 KO's), a five-time New York State Golden Gloves champion, disposed of James Gooding (1-6-1, 1 KO) in a mismatch at 1:50 of round two with a right hook-straight left combination.

Ryan Picou (1-2) won his first professional fight, unanimously outpointing and upsetting Ryan Gamache (2-1, 1 KO) via scores of 39-36, 38-36 and 38-37 in welterweight match-up. Gamache controlled the fight early on, peppering Picou with many shots in round one.

In round two, Gamache pressed forward carelessly and got drilled with a flush, well-timed right cross-left hook combination. Moments later, Picou scored a knockdown when his right cross forced Gamache's right glove to touch the canvas.

From that point, Gamache got reckless and Picou made him pay the price. Picou cracked him in the jaw with an overhand right in round three. Gamache was also deducted one point for dropping his mouthpiece a third time in the fight.

In a fast-paced final fourth round, Picou still found a home for his right hand repeatedly.

Middleweight Ievgen Khytrov (4-0, 4 KO's), by way of Star Of David Promotions,  maintained his perfect record, scoring a TKO victory at 2:07 of round two against Jas Phipps (4-3, 1 KO). Khytrov floored Phipps with a right to the body, followed by a left hook to the head in the first round. Khytrov stalked Phipps in round two, as he patiently sought openings in Phipps defense. Khytrov found his target with a series of head shots in succession causing the bout to be stopped immediately.

In a battle of counter-punchers, featherweights Kiun Evans (7-0-1, 5 KO's) and Pedro Toledo (2-1-2) fought to a six-round majority draw. Official scores were 58-56 in favor of Evans, and 57-57 twice. Toledo beat Evans to the punch in the beginning rounds, especially behind a stinging right cross. However, Evans closed the distance in the middle rounds when he picked up his left hand, tightening his defense. As Evans pressed the action, Toledo's punch output slightly faded. Yet, some ringside observers felt Toledo did enough to win a razor-thin decision.

Posted by Michael Gerard Seiler at 8:47 AM








TruFan March 22

In an excellent display of boxing skill, Heather Hardy (9-0) headlined the co-main event with a decisive victory over Nydia Feliciano (7-5-3) at the Aviator Sports Complex last night.

But don't discredit Feliciano. She came to fight and entered with a game-plan to outfox and out Hardy, but was stymied by the left jab and an offensive onslaught that had Hardy winning by a ratio of 3 to 1. It seemed that Hardy knew the style of her opponent and knew what she had to be successful. It was a far better  performance than Feb 13th, where Hardy won a hard, tug of war battle against Christina Fuentes. The final tally was 79-73, 78-74 (2x) for Hardy. TruFanboxing had it 79-73 for Hardy.

 In the co-feature, Lamar Russ, coming off a close decision loss to Matthew Macklin, had to settle for an upsetting NC (No Contest) against his journeyman opponent Tony Hirsch. A clash of heads caused an injury to Hirsch in round 1 and he could not continue.

Local light heavyweight Joe Smith used a body attack that forced Michael Gbenga to quit on his stool after Round 2, citing a rib injury. The fight had its moments for both fighters , and was exciting while it lasted. 

In an earlier contest, Patrick Day, 154lbs, stopped his opponent in 39 seconds with a perfect left hook to the kidney. The opponent, Duane King, was paralyzed for the ten count and was left holding his side, trying to get back to his corner to sit on the stool. In other action:

Middleweights-Chris Galeano UD4 Azamat Umarzoda

JR. Lightweights-Joel Diaz UD6 Jose Angel Beranza

Middleweights-Eduardo Alicea UD6 James Johnson

LT heavyweights-Joseph Williams  TKO3 PJ Cajigas





Brooklyn Brawl invades Millennium Theater on Thursday, February 27th with a vengeance and will feature competitive cross roads title fights.

On Thursday night, February 27th Dmitry Salita's Star of David Promotions will present another edition of the popular Brooklyn Brawl series at the Millennium Theater in Brooklyn.

In the main event, popular Steve Bujaj (10-0, 7 KO's) of New York takes on upset minded prospect Elvin Sanchez (6-2-1, 5 KO's) of Paterson, NJ in a New York State Cruiserweight title bout scheduled for 8 rounds with bragging rights on the line.

Billed as best prospect in New York City by Trainer of Champions Billy Jiles, Steve is looking to make an impression in his second "Brooklyn Brawl" appearance. Sanchez is coming off a KO win over previously undefeated 13-0 Venroy July.

This fight promises to deliver fire works in a very competitive cross roads title fight.

In the 8 round co-feature hottest Polish prospect Michal "TNT" Chudecki (8-0-1, 3 KO's) of Poznan, Poland is looking to make a home for himself in Brooklyn, NY and win his first title as he takes on veteran and former New York State Lightweight Champion Edwin Valdez (12-10-2, 9 KO's) of New York.

Chudecki is looking to impress his fans state-side and carry the proud tradition of Polish boxing to the international stage at Brooklyn Brawl.

Exciting middleweight prospect Peter "CocoLoco" Reyes (4-0, 2 KO's) of New York will look to keep his undefeated record in tact as he fights the very durable and tough Paterson, New Jersey native Michael Mitchell (2-3-2) in a bout scheduled for 4 rounds.

Three-time Golden Gloves National champion and Jr. Middleweight prospectSteven Martinez (13-1, 10 KO's) of Bronx, NY will be ending his long lay off as he is looking to make a name and statement in a bout scheduled for 6 rounds.

Also featured on the card is U.S. Iraq Army veteran Shawn Cameron (6-0, 4 KO's) of Brooklyn, NY. Shawn is an undefeated middleweight prospect training out of Gleason's Gym. Shawn will be honoring the Wounded Warriors with his performance and will be accompanied into the ring by a fellow US army veteran

Also appearing on the show will be undefeated Jr Welterweight prospect Dimash Niyazov (4-0-2, 3 KO's) of Staten Island, NY, who is coming off a fight of a sensational fight of the year candidate with Raphael Luna, will take on Carlos Nieves of Bronx, New York in a 4 round bout.

Golden Gloves champion and current lightweight prospect Marcos Suarez (1-0-1) of Bronx, NY will look to continue his climb up the ranks in his 3rd professional bout against Jean Hernandez of Bronx, NY in a bout scheduled for 4 rounds.

Also seeing action will be Akil Auguste (3-1, 3 KO's) of Brooklyn, NY in a Middleweight bout as well as Super Featherweight Angel Garcia (6-2, 2 KO's) of Brooklyn in four round bouts.

Doors open at 6PM.

Tickets can be purchased at www.dsalita.com , eli@dsalita.com or by calling (646)481-5558







-         Ron Ross

 There probably is not a greater hurt than climbing a mountain to the top and just not being able to reach the peak and stand alone. That is the hurt that Dmitriy Salita must be experiencing after his loss to Gabriel “Tito” Bracero in their ten-round welterweight battle for the WBO International Welterweight Title at DiBella’s Broadway Boxing Show at the Aviators Sports Complex in Brooklyn, a lead-in to a world title bout.

For Dmitriy “The Star of David” Salita, it was a climb that began more than a dozen years ago and followed a spectacular climb where he did reach the peak and stand alone as 139-pound Champion of the New York Golden Gloves defeating Joey Rios for the title and in so doing was voted the “Sugar Ray Robinson Award” as the outstanding boxer in the tournament.

Over the next decade he blazed his way to a sensational all-winning professional career,  capturing the North American Boxing Association Light Welterweight Championship in 2005.

But Dmitriy wanted the world! After a failed attempt against World Champion Amir Khan in a hostile Newcastle, England environment – the lone prior blemish on his record, Salita bounced back, winning his next two bouts impressively before stepping into the ring against Gabe Bracero in what was termed a must-win showdown for both.

 ADMISSION:          I’ve watched and befriended Dmitriy since his Golden Gloves days. I danced at his wedding and congratulated him and his lovely wife Alona on the birth of their now three year old daughter Mila Leah.

I was at the ABC Boxing Gym in Boca Raton, Florida on an almost daily basis watching Dmitriy train. I was impressed – very impressed!

I flew into New York with high expectations rather than an open mind.

Yes, Dmitriy was a brave,  competitive warrior – he always is. But he didn’t let those hands go – he rarely launched a sustained two-fisted attack. However, I was unable to, or wouldn’t permit myself to be objective in watching and scoring the fight.  My heart took over what my eyes were transmitting to my brain. Oh, yes,  I scored a 10-8 round for Bracero when he dropped Salita with a left hook in the eighth round.

But I had the fight close on my score sheet all the way … and it wasn’t as reflected by the official tallies of 97-92, 99-90 and 100-89.

I owe Tito Bracero an apology for not being completely open-minded.

 Dmitriy “The Star of David” Salita has achieved and accomplished more than most athletes can dream of.  But there comes a time when the dream ends and reality must be faced.  Dmitriy Salita fought the good fight – now there are new worlds to conquer – new Mountains to climb!



Photos Courtesy Bazooka Press

In an anticipated middleweight bout that does not figure to take long, champion Gennedy "GGG" Golovkin 27-0, 24 KO's, takes on local New Yorker Curtis Stevens 25-3, 18 KO's, in a fight that is anticipated to bring fireworks. This is because both score early knockouts, and while former Olympic Gold Medalist "GGG" is unbeaten, Stevens, while moving down to middleweight, has never experienced a loss at the limit of 160. 

        Both will meet at center ring at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 2nd. While many experts predict GGG will be a dominant factor in boxing for years to come, others believe that Stevens has the KO power to put a dent in the career of Golovkin.

An early 4-1 favorite, "GGG" trainer Abel Sanchez believes that the fight will last no longer than four rounds, no matter what strategy Stevens employs. Stevens vowed to bring his rumbling aggressiveness to the ring - forcing a fight through pressure and power punching. Famous ring announcer Michael Buffer predicted that MSG will not have to pay their ushers overtime pay because the fight most likely will not last the distance.

A full undercard is in the works and will be announced shortly.

"GGG" Quiet and confident.




Buffer - no overtime needed.

Stevens Camp has stated that Golovkin has not fought anyone of note, and has fought lighter weight fighters. While this might be perceived as true, one must keep in mind that "GGG" last opponent, Matthew Macklin, a true 160lb fighter who fought the best of them, stated the same thing. Macklin was dispatch easily in three rounds. Among other "GGG' victims were Kassim Ouma, Gabe Rosado, and Noburhiro Ishida, all who were stopped before the final bell.

Stevens vows "GGG" will have to "rumble."

Stevens has looked impressive recently, coming off a 1st round stoppage of Saul Roman August 3rd. While he commended his opponents ability, Stevens claimed that Golovkin has never fought a puncher like himself, and that come November 2nd, there will be new middleweight champion. Stevens camp is also predicting a four round knockout.

Fireworks, and no overtime needed.




- Ron Ross

 August 15, 2013, New York City

             Fighting like a man on a mission, championing the good cause for his lady fair, Boyd Melson moved around the ring like a master technician, moving in and out of range, slipping and sliding as he avoided punches while scoring well with his own as he dominated his Brooklyn opponent Jason Thompson who had previously fought him to a draw.

            Working behind a snapping right jab to open his opponent up, the southpaw Melson then moved in, throwing crisp combinations – going to the body with a right hook and coming across with the overhand left while moving out of range before Thompson would have a chance to retaliate. The first half of the fight was strictly a showcase for Melson the technician.

            Thompson never stopped trying though and came back strongly in rounds five and six, opening a cut over Melson’s right eye in the sixth that had the referee halt the action so the ring doctor could examine it before letting the action continue. Being the generous guy that he is, Melson shared the experience with his opponent, opening a cut over his right eye in the seventh round.

            If there was any doubt as to the outcome, Melson removed it when he scored a flash knockdown, catching an off balance Thompson with a right hook to the top of the head, bring home a unanimous 78-73,78-73, 77-74 decision, improving Melson’s record to 12-1-1, 4 KO’s.

Boyd Melson maneuvering around Jason Thompson in main event at BB King's

There was a bit of negative showmanship in the co-feature 8-round heavyweight bout between local favorite Tor Hamer, 225, 20-2, 13 KO’s and Trinidad’s very heavy heavyweight, 280-pounder Kerston Manswell, 23-7, 17 KO’s.

Bullying his way around the ring, more like a sumo wrestler than a boxer, Manswell tried everything but lift Hamer and throw him over the ropes. Hamer stayed with the Marquis of Queensbury rules and late in the first round nailed Manswell with a ponderous right uppercut, sending him to the canvas on all fours. Manswell pulled himself up but got tagged by a left hook and right to the top of the head at the bell and Manswell went down face first like a fallen oak tree. However, as soon as he realized he was being counted out, life returned as he tried convincing the officials that he was hit after the bell.  No sale! Hamer by a knockout at the end of the first round.

Hamer stands over Manswell after dropping him with right uppercut

It was an unheralded prelim fighter that stole the show however. Junior lightweight Michael Doyle, Pritchard, Alabama came to town, having lost three of his four professional bouts with the unenviable task of facing Brooklyn’s fast-rising undefeated (5-0, 4 KO’s) Neuky Santelises. A quick knockout was not such a shocker; it was who scored it that was! A picture perfect left hook caught Santelises and it was all over at 1:19 of the opening round. The one question that still remains unanswered is who is more shocked – Doyle or Santelises?


New York school teacher Sonya Lamonakis, 216, now 8-1-2, 1 KO followed her lesson plan, pummeling fellow New Yorker Tanzee Daniel, 240, 4-3-1, 1 KO , educating her to the fact that she who lands the most punches wins the fight. It was a constant back and forth pummeling with Lamonakis  outscoring Daniels by a wide margin. It was 60-54 on two cards and 59-55 on one, all for Lamonakis.

Lamonakis' unique lesson plan


In other bouts:

Patrick Day, Freeport, Long Island’s impressive junior-middleweight, continued his all-winning ways defeating his toughest opponent to date, Donald Ward, Memphis, TN, 5-1, 3 KO’s. In sweeping all six rounds on all cards, Day improved to 5-0, 2 KO’s.

In a 4-round junior welterweight bout, Donte Strayhorn, Cincinnati, OH, 139 ½ 3-1,won a unanimous over Justin Robbins, St. Louis, MO, 138, 2-2.

 Lennox Allen, New York, NY, 169, improved to 17-0-1, 10 KO’s, defeating Michael Gbenga, Washington, DC, 170, 13-9, 13 KO’s by a 6-round unanimous decision.

 Amos Cowart, Groveland FL, 135 ½, 7-0-1, 5 KO’s and Chazz McDowell, Yonkers, NY, 137, 6-3-2, fought to a 6-round draw.

 In the opening 4-rounder, Jeremy Abram, Cleveland, OH, 128,  made a successful pro debut, defeating Micah Branch, Cincinnati, OH, 128, 1-8-1, sweeping all four rounds on all cards.

It was a stellar night of entertaining fights presented at BB King’s by DiBella Entertainment and SMS Productions.



Ron Ross
            There couldn’t have been a more appropriate setting for Yuri Foreman’s masterful performance than Roseland Ballroom, one of the world’s premiere palaces of dance as he glided, bounded side-to-side,  pirouetted, whirled, swirled and gyrated to a unanimous eight round victory, winning every round on all cards, over a desperately trying but bewitched, bothered and bewildered Jamaal Davis of Philadelphia.
            It was somewhat comparable to having a lion battle a dolphin in the ocean.  Davis – the lion - was simply out of his element.  He tried, often in desperation , to corner and pound away at his elusive, almost ghostlike, opponent.  There he was – here goes the left followed by a big right … but empty air … there he wasn’t.
            Yuri came to fight, though. His fists had a beat of their own – snapping lefts stymying Davis as follow-up overhand rights and left hooks digging in under the rib cage had Foreman dictating the flow of the fight.
            The pattern of the fight never changed. From the opening bell to the end of the fight it was total and complete domination by Foreman whose display of footwork, reflexes and all-around ring generalship seemed to convince everyone that the knee is healed and as echoed by Promoter Lou DiBella in the post-fight interview - Yuri Foreman is once again a force to be contended with in the middleweight division.
            Foreman, 154, is now 31-2-0, 8 KO’s while Davis falls to 14-10-1, 6 KO’s.
In the semi-final. Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy, 121, had her fans roaring in delight as she continued her unbeaten career , now 6-0-0, 1 KO, destroying a game but out-punched and punched out Cassie Trost, Seattle, Washington, 1-2-1, with a non-stop two-fisted attack, bloodying her nose and finally beating her to submission at 1:30 of fourth round of a scheduled six-rounder.



- Ron Ross
I don’t think anyone told Andy Lee how badly I wanted to catch the 10:52 train at Penn Station to get me home before the roosters crowed. Truthfully, as nice a guy as he may be, that was not what motivated him to unleash a barrage of dynamite-packed hooks, hooks, uppercuts and overhand bombs that crumpled Daryl Cunningham before he had a chance to press his “Start” button. It was a devastating performance by the lad from Limerick, ringing the curtain down at 1:27 of the first round of a scheduled ten and I made my train with five minutes to spare.
Lee, 161, is now 30-2 with 21 KO’s while Cunningham, from Detroit, 162 suffered his 5thloss in 33 outings with 11 KO’s.

In an eight round super middleweight semi-final, previously unbeaten Brooklyn favorite, Delen Parsley tasted his first defeat, losing a squeaky-close decision to Louis Rose, Los Angeles, California, 7-1, 2 KO’s. Possibly victimized by a questionable knockdown call on a what appeared to be a partial push-slip-light punch in the 4th round Parsley, who seemed to wake up and accelerate his attack after that, came out on the short end of the scorecards by tallies of 76-74, 76-75,76-75. He now stands at 10-1, 3 KO’s.


Other highlights on the card had Harlem’s Tor Hamer show that he is back with an exclamation point as he hammered Maurenzo Smith of Houston Texas into submission, bombarding him with heavy-fisted left hooks punctuated with crunching rights. He carried his attack from the opening bell until midway through the 3rd round when Smith, being pounded without let-up, signaled the referee that he couldn’t continue. Hamer, 229, was awarded a TKO at 1:31 of the 3rd round and improves to 20-2, 13 KO’s. Smith falls to 11-6-2, 8 KO’s.
New York’s Neuky Santelises, 131, now 5-0, 4 KO’s, was sensational as he ripped into Aaron Chavez, Vero Beach, FL, 129, 3-3-1, with a no-letup two-fisted assault, blasting him to the canvas twice, first with a windmill flurry of punches, then finishing the job by dropping him with three explosive left hooks at 2:15 of the first round.

In a stirring hard-fought super-middleweight 8 round slugfest, Lamar Russ, Fayetville, NC, remained undefeated, 13-0, 7 KO’s, punctuating a back and forth slugfest against a tough, resilient Russell Jordan, Rochester, NY with a blistering , non-stop attack in the final round that Jordan somehow withstood and to his credit, fought back as the crowd roared in approval. It was a unanimous call for Russ, 79-73 on two cards and 78-74.

In other undercard bouts, former NY Golden Gloves champion Luis Cruz, Bronx, NY, 139, 3-0, 2 KO’s, opened the show with a unanimous decision win over Puerto Rico’s Michael Carreras, 141, 0-3.
Angel Suarez’ professional debut was not exactly auspicious. Suarez, from Guanaba, PR was nailed by a vicious uppercut by fellow Puerto Rican Elizier Agosto, 2-2,2 KO’s, that sent him to dreamland at 2:59 of the second round in their Junior Lightweight encounter.
In a cruiserweight four-rounder, Jay Rodriquez, Queens, NY, in his first professional fight, battled to a draw with Andre Ward, Washington, DC, 1-1-3, 1 KO.




May 6, 2013

Fight Night in Queens New York

You want to see good local fighting?
You want to feel like a VIP?

Head out to Resorts World Casino Queens New York. Promotions by New Legend boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N. Promotions. Pass the casino machines and Baccarat table and go up one more flight on the escalator to the third floor – Broadway - . Eight bouts were offered last night of talent laden boxing entertainment of young local talented guys and a number of out of towners, equally as talented. The matchmaking is the ultimate.

The first bout was Gleason s Gym own Shawn Cameron of Brooklyn N.Y. Middleweight 4-0-0 vs Gusto Medina from Arizona 1-3-1 in a four rounder. The first round started fast by both opponents. Cameron landed a nice hard left. Then Medina got Cameron on the ropes works the body, Cameron responds with a hard right and rolls off the ropes. Medina shows fast hands and combos. Second round Cameron comes out fast looking for a knockout, but blue corner Medina starts hitting back. Both giving as good as they get, fast action. Third round, same thing, stalking and hitting red corner Shawn Cameron, connecting, blue corner Gustavo Medina trying to take control, punches being thrown. Then red corner Cameron goes for the body and Gustavo mouth piece flies out. Fourth and final round, both guys equally tough Shawn Cameron face is red, Medina not much better. Final score Shawn Cameron takes it by split decision.

Second bout TOUGH Jr. Lightweights Mike Doyle from Alabama, 1-1-0 vs local Bryant Cruz, Portchester N.Y., 3-0-0 3ko's. First round Doyle (Blue Corner) coming on strong, he's commanding, Cruz (red corner) countering and coming on. Second round more packed non stop action, head hunting, body snatching, hammering. Cruz corners Doyle and assaults him. Third round Doyle comes out opening with combinations, rocking and knocking each other. Again Cruz gets Doyle on the ropes and in the corner and pounds him. Fourth round bombs being thrown by both combatants, body shots body upper cuts, uppercuts, everything. Referee stops bout – Cruz wins.

The next fight was interesting in both context and outcome. Third bout featherweight contestants are both local guys from Queens, Subryan Ramaya 1-0-0 1 ko vs Daniel Hernandez 0-1-0, in a four rounder. The first round they were feeling each other out. It seems Hernandez has a reach advantage. Second round Ramaya waiting too long to strike, Hernandez actively working the jab and Ramaya waiting too long. Round three Hernandez is landing hard punches and now Ramaya tries to land something, gotten busier hitting and moving. Round four tides changed now Ramaya has Hernandez on the ropes, but he rolls off the ropes and picks up the pace. Hernandez is stalking and hitting again. Both fighters are tired. Hernandez ends round well. Out come a majority DRAW!!

Bout four, four rounds Jr. Lightweights, Allan Phelan Brooklyn, N.Y. 1-2-0 1ko vs Jimmy Small Cincinnati Ohio 0-3-0. First round Phelan and Small try to do something. Both fighters are testing, each other cautiously. Round two: Both fighters came out swinging bombs and missing, wild. Suddenly Phelan connects KNOCKS Small out cold, with an overhand right. Exciting a clean knockout!

Bout five, a six rounder in the Jr. Welterweight division, Angel Garcia, Brooklyn N.Y. 5-1-0 2ko's vs Ray Velez Brooklyn N.Y. 2-3-0 1ko. Round one starts with both guys cautiously checking each other out. The Velez lands a good right near end of round staggering Angel.

Round two Angel drops for an eight count. Gets up and pounds Velez to the ropes and keeps him there. Till Velez decides to throw punches, body shots, uppercuts to get off ropes. Angel doing little, holding. Round three beginning with Garcia getting warned for holding. Then both guys start to counter punch each other, Angel Garcia comes on. Angel closed with a straight right lead that effects Velez. Bell rings. Round four, both fighters circling and swigging and missing. Garcia starts to land good combos, and trying for a big knockout. a landing uppercuts, straight rights and ends round with Velez chasing Garcia. Round five, Garcia lands first punch and then holds. He then continues to tag Velez and rough him up at the end of round.

Sixth and final round. Angel opens with solid combinations to Velezs face. Velez chases Angel. Velez can't cut off ring, Velez chases and misses. Angel Garcia cruises to a win. Bout six was also an unusual eventful bout. With an unusual ending. An eight round Jr. Middleweight co-feature. Popular local prospect Frank Galaza 9-0-1 5kos battles tough local Jason Thompson. First round both guys move cautiously and respect one another s skills, and power. Second round both guys throw caution to the wind and both come out swigging, trying for the home run connect. Galaza seems to be backing Thompson up a bit, but not much. Tough fighters especially Jason. Round three was an equally furious with both guys tough and both trying for the knockout, equal round. Round four the bout and this particular round memorize good matchmaking. Galazza improves in this round and seems to improve with each outing.

Thompson equates himself well too! Tough guy!! Skillful!! Both guys trying to take supremacy by throwing bombs and combos. Good round!! Round five same as round four. Round six both guys come out desperate to get a knockout, bombs thrown. Both throwing bombs till the end. Guess what? Another DRAW. A testimony to the matchmaking.

When the crowd are standing jumping and cheering thought out the bouts, and the announcer distinguished barker Phil “ Cueball” Tufano has to ask the large crowd to please be seated Through out the bouts, shows his professionalism as well again a credit to the matchmaker.

Next bout another pier-six er, between two local and popular fighters. Both Light Heavyweights contenders vying to be on top. Joe Smith Jr. 11-1 11 ko's from Long Island took on tough Hamid Abdul-Mateen from Gleason s Gym Brooklyn N.Y. 3-3-2 in an eight round light heavyweight bout. Joe Smith is a heavy hitter by way of eleven knockouts. Mateen a keen boxer with slick skills. Mateen went down he claims a shove, he took an eight count. Mateen got a little angry and the fight began to get dirty. The outcome was decided in favor of Joe Smith Jr., by way of a pier-six er.

The main feature Bantamweight Juan Dominguez, Brooklyn 13-0 9 KO’s vs Manuel De Los Reyes Herrera, Columbia 19-11-1 13 ko's. This bout was exciting ten rounds with competent athletes, small guys but superb conditioned. Both formidable boxers. Both WBA Fedecaribe Super Bantam champs and former WBA Fedecaribe Super Bantamweight champ, respectively. Both with intestinal fortitude. The combatants knocked, and socked each other all night through out the bout. At the end again the crowd were on their feet and rooting their favorite fighter. You can tell this bout wasn't a church social. Both opponents distinguished themselves. At the end Juan Dominquez was triumphant.

Went the lights went out on May Day boxing in Queens, everyone went home feeling important and as a VIP. Contributing Journalist Bazooka

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Night of "Future Stars" highlight show

It was a night in New York City, the kind of night that contributed to the development of fighters, who now are under the radar but have their sights on future big bouts and a chance to live their dream in quest of a championship belt . . .

By Michael Seiler

In the main event, Ivan "Junito" Redkach (14-0, 12 KO's) continued to climb up the lightweight rankings, ousting Sergio Rivera (27-11-2, 17 KO's) at 2:06 of round one. Redkach, 26, utilized a bone-crushing right jab, along with smashing right hooks and straight lefts to discard Rivera. Rivera, 31, could not compete with the superior power and hand speed Redkach displayed. A pulverizing overhand left sent Rivera to one knee in the corner on a delayed reaction. Rivera stood up at the referee's count of nine, but was in no shape to proceed. This fight marked Redkach's fourth in a row at Manhattan's famed Roseland Ballroom.

 (Above) Redkach delivers the goods

22-year-old Travis Peterkin (7-0, 4 KO's) scored a third-round technical knockout against an extremely durable Thomas Turner (3-3, 2 KO's) in an exciting light heavyweight bout. Peterkin battered the 25-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho for the entire three minutes of the first round.
22-year-old Travis Peterkin (7-0, 4 KO's) scored a third-round technical knockout against an extremely durable Thomas Turner (3-3, 2 KO's) in an exciting light heavyweight bout. Peterkin battered the 25-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho for the entire three minutes of the first round.

Turner was dazed several times in round two, suffering a bloody nose and massive swelling on the right side of his face. However, Peterkin could not knock him off his feet. Although Turner was eating a ton of leather, he stood his ground, throwing bombs right back at Peterkin.             

                                                                                                                                      Travis Peterkin

Peterkin, a southpaw, blistered Turner with straight lefts in succession during round three. Finally, Peterkin's punches wore down Turner, as he discharged countless right hooks and left crosses until the contest was halted. It was Peterkin's third consecutive fight at the Roseland Ballroom.

Thomas Dulorme (17-1, 13 KO's) returned to the ring with a superb first-round knockout win over Eddie Brooks (9-4, 3 KO's) in a light welterweight showdown. Dulorme, 23, missed with a big left hook in the early moments, but delivered a crushing right-hand shot seconds later to Brooks' jaw. Brooks, 28, fell instantly to the canvas and was seriously hurt. Time of the knockout was 1:35.

Delorme (l) sizes up his opponent before the "coup de gra" right hand.

This was Dulorme's first fight since sustaining his only loss at the hands of Carlos Abregu via TKO 7. It was the second time Brooks was kayoed in his professional career.

Brooklyn's Keisher McLeod-Wells (6-2, 1 KO) captured a six-round unanimous decision over Jacqueline Park (1-1) by scores of 59-55 and 58-56 twice in a super flyweight bout. After a lackluster couple rounds, the action picked up in round three when Park stepped up her aggression and landed a booming right cross.

Park continued to charge forward in rounds four and five, although round six clearly belonged to McLeod-Wells. As Park relentlessly pursued the knockout, McLeod-Wells bombarded her with sharp right crosses in close distance en route to victory.




Light middleweight Patrick Day (2-0, 2 KO's) forced Dominique Foster (2-2-1) to quit on his stool after just one round. Day hammered Foster with a succession of thunderous overhand rights for the duration of the contest. Previously, Foster had won two straight.



Day was "Lights Out" 2/21/13


Manhattan's Louis Cruz (2-0, 2 KO's) upped his record, knocking out Desmond Brock (3-2, 2 KO's) at 1:12 of round three in a light welterweight match-up.

Brock had a great deal of trouble getting his punches off before Cruz, and sustained a minor cut on the corner of his right eye in round one.

Cruz, a former New York Golden Gloves champion, executed well behind his timely left jab, striking his rugged opponent frequently in the second round.

As both fighters unleashed fierce left hooks in the third round, Cruz's punch landed and left Brock on his back until the referee's count of six. After Brock rose to his feet, his legs were too shaky to continue the fight.

Super featherweight prospect Neuky Santelises (4-0, 3 KO's) of Washington Heights, New York needed just :46 seconds to defeat Denis Madriz (0-1-1) of San Francisco, California. After tagging Madriz with a rock-solid overhand right in the opening seconds, Santelises followed up with a barrage of punches that sent him staggering to the ropes. Santelises never let Madriz free, peppering him with a series of hooks and crosses until the bout was quickly halted.

Posted By Michael Gerard Seiler to BOXING LEDGER | LATEST BOXING BLOGS | BOXING ARTICLES | BOXING BLOG FIGHT at 2/21/2013 11:45:00 PM




Photos by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller

Dibella Entertainment's "Broadway Boxing" series featured another highly competitive fight card at the famed BB King Blues Club and Grill on an awfully cold night in New York City.

The main event spotlighted two exciting super bantamweights. Luis Rosa (12-0, 6 KO's) remained unbeaten, capturing a close eight-round unanimous decision over Derrick Wilson (9-4-2, 3 KO's). Official score totals were 77-75 twice and a peculiar 80-72 tally.

Rosa, a 21-year-old who resides in New Haven Connecticut, came out in round one throwing lightning-quick flurries. Wilson, 24, fought furiously during the exchanges, although Rosa's power shots had greater effect.

In round two, Rosa's punch output dipped slightly, enabling Wilson to land some thunderous shots. Wilson began to find his range and get into a rhythm.

Wilson looked very lively in the third round, beating Rosa to the punch using his adept reflexes. When Rosa moved into close quarters, he hammered Wilson in the body with some distinct left hooks.

Wilson seemed to land the cleaner, more effective punches in the middle rounds. Yet, Rosa relentlessly pressured him. When Wilson threw his left jab, it really neutralized Rosa's attack. He then was able to catch Rosa with combinations behind it. Both men showed durable chins and adequate stamina.

In the seventh and eighth rounds, Rosa continued to apply pressure, attempting to strike Wilson with well-timed counter punches. Wilson kept on throwing his left jab and using lateral movement. There were several occasions where both boxers traded brutal shots in close range until the final bell.

In the co-main event, light middleweight Yuri Foreman (29-2, 8 KO's) bounced back from a two-fight losing streak, winning a six-round unanimous decision versus Brandon Baue (12-9, 10 KO's). All three judges scored the bout 60-54.

Foreman, 32, excessively circled the ring exerting wasteful energy in the early rounds, but settled down around the fifth and sixth rounds. Nevertheless, Foreman displayed excellent footwork with a consistent left jab. Baue, 26, had a great deal of trouble closing the gap. Foreman steadily unleashed a myriad of punches at the right time en route to his first victory since 2009 against Daniel Santos. It was Foreman's first bout since suffering a defeat to Pawel Wolak on March 12, 2011.

Other results
26-year-old middleweight prospect Lamar Russ (12-0, 7 KO's) continued his winning ways, taking a unanimous decision against tenacious Jose Medina (17-12-1, 7 KO's) in a grueling fight. Official score totals were 78-74 twice and 77-75.
Russ exhibited exceptional balance and swift hands versus Medina, who was immensely determined. Medina, 29, does not possess the natural talent of Russ, but made up for it with his heart and courage from the opening bell.
As Russ showed the anticipated quicker reflexes in the beginning rounds, Medina tirelessly kept on trading with him. In round three, Russ tagged Medina with many rock-solid left hooks to the body. Yet, Medina absorbed the punches and pressed forward.

In the fourth round, Medina caught Russ with a precise right uppercut, backing him into the ropes.
Demonstrating an increased energy level, Medina landed countless overhand rights early in round five, briefly staggering Russ. Medina carried the momentum with him into round six, repeatedly hitting Russ where he found openings in his defensive guard.

During rounds seven and eight, Russ went back to utilizing his superior lateral movement and steady left jab. When Russ fought in the middle of the ring and threw punches off the jab, he was controlling the action.
Brooklyn's Heather Hardy (4-0) won via four-round unanimous decision versus Peggy Maerz (2-3-1) in a super bantamweight slugfest. Official scores were 40-36 and 39-37 twice.

Hardy, 30, came out aggressively, winging wild bombs at Maerz' head. Then, Hardy employed her jab to close distance as Maerz retreated.

In round two, Hardy let loose many wide shots, which enabled Maerz to connect with straight right-hand punches. Both fighters sustained swelling to their left cheeks after the third round had erupted into a brawl.
By round four, Hardy dispensed an array of damaging punches and was timing Maerz quite easily.

After the contest, Hardy became the first female fighter to ink a contract with Dibella Entertainment.

Light middleweight Delen Parsley (10-0, 3 KO's) registered his first knockout victory in seven fights when Tyrone Selders (8-5, 6 KO's) failed to answer the bell for round three. Parsley, 25, floored Selders at the bell in round one with a sharp, well-timed right cross. Parsley brought an onslaught of punches throughout round two that proved to be too much for Selders to overcome.

Skender Halili (8-0, 8 KO's) maintained his perfect record, defeating Roberto Crespo (4-3) via sixth-round TKO in a light middleweight bout.

The bout was a war from start to finish. Crespo managed to drop Halili with a timely right cross in round two. Halili answered by flooring Crespo with a short left uppercut late in round four. After that, Halili put Crespo on the canvas again with a cracking left hook.

In round six, Halili sent Crespo stumbling into the ropes and onto the canvas with a swift left uppercut. Time of the stoppage was 2:40.


Light heavyweight Patrick Day (1-0, 1 KO) won his pro debut, stopping Zachariah Kelley (1-2, 1 KO) at :59 of round one with a devastating overhand right.
Heavyweight Eugene Russell (1-0, 1 KO) won his pro debut, flooring Granson Clark (1-2, 1 KO) at 2:59 of round one with a barrage of deadly punches after dictating the pace throughout the short contest.

Super featherweight Neuky Santelises (3-0, 2 KO's) quickly ended the fight against Juan Javier Guerrero (0-1-1) at :22 in round two with a smashing overhand right cross, leaving Guerrero motionless for a brief period.
Posted By Michael Gerard Seiler to BOXING LEDGER | LATEST BOXING BLOGS | BOXING ARTICLES | BOXING BLOG FIGHT at 1/24/2013 02:04:00 PM





Savvy boxing keeps 154lb title


Austin "No Doubt" Trout (26-0, 14 KO's) retained his WBA World Light Middleweight title, capturing a twelve-round unanimous decision versus Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO's). Official scores were 119-109 and 117-111 twice. It was Trout's fourth successful defense of his title since defeating Rigoberto Alvarez via twelve-round unanimous decision in 2011. The defeat was Cotto's first (7-1, 4 KO's) at Madison Square Garden.
Trout, a 27-year-old southpaw from Las Cruces, New Mexico, performed sensationally behind a consistent right jab. Cotto, 32, who started his professional career as a junior welterweight, had a tremendous amount of trouble dealing with the naturally bigger Trout.
In the first round, Cotto attacked Trout's body efficiently, although Trout's maneuvering confused the Puerto Rican warrior.
Trout began to settle in round two, beating Cotto to the punch with sharp combinations.
Cotto stepped up his assault in round three, smothering Trout's shots and applying constant pressure.
During round four, Cotto continued to work diligently. Yet, it was apparent Trout presented an crucial edge in hand speed.
Trout struck Cotto with a hard low blow in round five. Cotto bounced back from the low, straight left and kept fighting at a high level.
In round six, Trout methodically backed Cotto up using his size advantage, along with a busy right jab.

The seventh round became the turning point of the fight. Trout really controlled the ebb and flow, while Cotto's punch output slightly decreased. Trout also created more angles, keeping Cotto off-balance.

As Cotto came on in round nine, Trout hit him with another low blow, although it appeared to land on the belt line. From this point, Trout's punches caused additional swelling to Cotto's face.

Trout tagged Cotto with a sharp left uppercut in the eleventh round, momentarily slowing the challenger. Cotto's plan of suppressing Trout's offense did not have the anticipated results due to the champion's size. Cotto's punches simply did not have the same effect on a bigger man.

Cotto fought valiantly in the twelfth round, but Trout had him in danger whenever he threw multiple punches.

Cotto gave a tremendous effort given the size disadvantage he encountered, in conjunction with facing a superior ring technician.
Jayson Velez (20-0, 15 KO's) put on a brilliant performance, dismantling Salvador Sanchez II (30-5-3, 18 KO's) in just three rounds in a featherweight match-up. Prior to the fight, Sanchez, 27, was never kayoed, and had amassed an 11-fight win streak.
Making his second appearance at Madison Square Garden, the 24-year old Velez owned a decisive edge in hand speed. Velez was very fluid with his punches, hammering Sanchez repeatedly with crisp combinations. Early in round two, Velez wobbled Sanchez after landing a left hook, followed by two right crosses in succession. Near the end of the round, Velez floored Sanchez after connecting with a vicious left uppercut to the head.
Ten seconds into round three, Velez put Sanchez on the canvas with a scintillating right uppercut. After landing another overhand right, referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight. Time of the stoppage was :38.

Velez is tentatively scheduled to face Mexico's hard-hitting Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-4, 35 KO's) next for De Leon's WBC Featherweight championship.

Danny "The Miracle Man" Jacobs (24-1, 21 KO's) forced Chris "The Irish Ghost" Fitzpatrick (15-3, 6 KO's) to quit on his stool after five, one-sided rounds in a middleweight contest. Jacobs has now accumulated four straight victories since being TKO'd in five rounds by Dmitry Pirog in 2010. On the other hand, Fitzpatrick has dropped three of his last four bouts.

Jacobs, 25, started very slowly, but picked up the pace quickly in round three after an accidental headbutt left Fitzpatrick with a wide gash on top of his head. Seeing Fitzpatrick bleeding, Jacobs overwhelmed him with a barrage of swift combinations. Fitzpatrick stayed in Jacobs' face, although he could not compete with the Brooklyn fighter's arsenal.

In round five, Jacobs continued with his onslaught, peppering Fitzpatrick with sweeping right-hand shots and deadly left hooks to the head and body.

Jacobs is targeting February 9, 2013 as his next appearance in the ring. It is phenomenon that Jacobs is even walking, let alone boxing. 19 months ago, Jacobs suffered from thoracic spinal cancer and was paralyzed from the waist down. Following six hours of surgery to remove a gigantic tumor that wrapped around his spinal column, as well as completing extensive physical therapy, Jacobs is back and ready to claim a world title.

Other Results

Featherweight 126 lbs. - Jorge Diaz (17-1, 10 KO's) W6 vs. Victor Sanchez (3-5-1)

Middleweight 160 lbs. - John Thompson (10-0, 3 KO's) W6 vs. Elie Augustama (6-6, 3 KO's)

Junior Middleweight 154 lbs. - Eddie Gomez (12-0, 8 KO's) W6 vs. Luis Hernandez (10-1, 6 KO's)

Junior Lightweight 130 lbs. - Jeffrey Fontanez (10-0, 9 KO's) TKO 2 vs. Pedro Arcos (8-4, 6 KO's)

Junior Middleweight 154 lbs. - Jorge Melendez (25-2-1, 24 KO's) TKO 4 vs. James Winchester (15-7, 5 KO's)

Lightweight 135 lbs. - Michael Perez (18-1-1, 10 KO's) W8 vs. Fernando Carcamo (10-5, 7 KO's)

Posted By Michael Gerard Seiler to BOXING LEDGER | LATEST BOXING BLOGS | BOXING ARTICLES | BOXING BLOG FIGHT at 12/02/2012 01:55:00 PM



On October 24, 2012 Broadway Boxing, Di Bella Entertainment will provide an event of local up and coming fighter from local neighborhoods at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

On October 24, 2012 Broadway Boxing, Di Bella Entertainment will provide an event of local up and coming fighter from local neighborhoods at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

Headlining is local “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (15-0, 10 KO's) against slugger Rayeo Saunders (22- 17 – 2 2Ko's). “ Irish” Seanie Monaghan will be defending his WBC Continental America light heavyweight title. In a 10 rounder. Monaghan predicts an early stoppage.

The co-feature Gab “Tito” Bracero squares off with banger Eric Cruz (13-10 13KO's to be finalized in 8 rounds.

Undefeated Jr. middleweight Brooklyn Delen “Sniper” Parsley (8-0, 2KO's) takes on Ibaheim King (10-7, 4KO's) in a six rounder.

Italian Lightweight Floriano Padiara (13-4-2 7KO's) takes on Jeremy Mc Laurin (9-4, 5KO's).Floriano expound everything is Italian here in broken English, but this was held in an Irish theme boxing tavern in America. If things were so fertile in Italy what's he doing here? Never thanked America for allowing him to pursue his craft here? Local?

A new boxer on the scene with De Bella Entertainment the 2010 NY Golden Gloves champ Travis Peterkin (4-0, 3KO's) takes on fellow Brooklyn native Hamid Abdul Mateen (3-2-2) in a 6 rounder.

Finalizing the card is talented and lovely Brooklyn Heather Hardy (1-0) to go with Phillies, Unique Harris (pro debut). Hardy received an standing ovation on her only outing recently for her courage and character after rising from the mat in her pro debut. A shining star!!

Lets not forget to round things out for your viewing pleasure Di Bella Entertainment will supply eye candy at the beginning, middle and end with the lovely card girl Alyna “Ring Girl” Silva.

GOD BLESS America.

Contributing Boxing Journalist: Bazooka


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- Ron Ross

Brooklyn will showcase the biggest fight night in its history this Saturday at the sparkling new crown jewel of entertainment, the Barclays Center. Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions is putting on more than a boxing show. Its an Event, an Extravaganza - four championship fights topping a stellar eight-bout card that will have the bridge traffic to Brooklyn flowing in a steady stream.

Objectivity and impartiality are supposed to be essential qualities in the journalist’s makeup. Well, Play It Again, Sam. It Ain’t Necessarily So. Right now I find myself marching to a different tune.

Dmitriy (The Star of David) Salita will be fighting on the card. No title, no big purse. Dmitriy, who has lost only one fight in a thirty-six bout career, is like the guy who travels the full journey, negotiating all the rough spots but when he gets to cross that final bridge he’s like the guy who discovers that his EZ Pass isn’t working. So what do you do in such a situation – you pay the price!

Perhaps Salita set the bar too high nearly a dozen years ago when, as a 139-pounder, he won the New York Golden Gloves championship and was awarded the Sugar Ray Robinson trophy as the tournament’s outstanding performer. Although his record as a professional for the past eleven years continues on that path of excellence, the recognition and rewards have not been commensurate. If expectations exceeded performance, then Dmitriy is competing on a playing field that is not quite level.

On Saturday night he’ll be squaring off against Brandon Hoskins, a hungry young fighter from Missouri with a 16-2-1 record in an eight-round undercard bout. If Dmitriy so chooses, he’ll have the opportunity later that evening to watch his neighborhood rival and friend, Paulie Malignaggi, defend his WBA welterweight title against Pablo Cesar Cano. He’ll being rooting for Paulie because, besides friendship, Dmitiry is hoping that he will be Paulie’s next opponent – if both are victorious on Saturday – in what should be a mega-fight for both in the very near future.

Salita, who has given back so much to his community, opening a youth center to help young Russian immigrants assimilate to their new home, promoting boxing programs that develop and showcase young local talent and devoting his time and energy to any worthwhile cause that would assist his community, has earned the stature of a World Champion in the eyes of his fans and neighbors. Because of these deeds he has been invited to the White House during both the terms of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. (Dmitriy assured me that the menus were strictly kosher.)

Last Sunday the boardwalk at Brighton Beach was jammed with throngs of Dmitriy Salita’s fans and friends who came to meet and greet the young man and wish him well on his continuing quest for a world title. Having won the last four fights since the lone blemish on his record – the loss to Amir Khan in Newcastle, England – they are clamoring for what they so strongly feel is his earned right. Dmitriy smiles in appreciation of their support. He is ready, willing and able – and he already has paid the price!

Saturday, Oct. 20th, Barclays Center, Brooklyn - show not to be missed.

The four championship bouts:

Danny Garcia vs Erik Morales WBA and WBC Light Welterweight title

Paulie Malignaggi vs Pablo Cesar Cano WBA Welterweight title

Hassan N’Dam vs Peter Quillan WBO Middleweight Title

Devon Alexander vs Randall Bailey IBF Welterweight Title


Daniel Jacobs vs JoshLuteran 8 rounds Middleweights

Dmitriy Salita vs Brandon Hoskins 8 rounds Welterweights

Luis Collazzo vs Steve Upsher Chambers 8 rounds Welterweight

Eddie Gomez vs Saul Benitez 6 rounds Light Middleweight






























































































































































































































































































(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

              (Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

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Heather Hardy with Bazooka

Bracero with me and pretty girl and Seanie Monaghan













































































NY State Senator David Sorobin and Dmitriy Salita at Brighton Beach Meet & Greet

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