NYC LOCAL FIGHTS
UNDERCARD SET FOR DANIEL
"Miracle Man" JACOBS vs. LUIS ARIAS
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
UK's Undefeated Welterweight
Conor "The Destroyer" Benn
"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
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
"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
"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
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
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
Here is what the fighters had to say from their respective
(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
"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
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."
MATT REMILLARD STOPS FATIOU
FASSINOU IN FIVE ROUNDS
TARGETS MIKEY GARCIA REMATCH
ARIAS DEFEATS SHAMALOV BY
DECISION IN SENSATIONAL BATTLE OF
NEW YORK CITY HEAVYWEIGHT
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.
(Photo Credit: Emily Harney/DiBella Entertainment)
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
"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
(Photo Credit: Emily
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-
(Photo Credit: Emily
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
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.
(Photo Credit: Emily Harney/DiBella)
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.
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.
Talent Rounds Out Undercard Actionaturday, January 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn
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
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.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
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
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
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.
# # #
FORMER WBA LIGHTWEIGHT
CHAMPION RICHAR ABRIL RETURNS
WITH IMPRESSIVE VICTORY
NOTRE DAME'S MIKE LEE
EARNS UNANIMOUS DECISION
YURI FOREMAN CONTINUES
WITH DEVASTATING TKO
CASINO NEW YORK CITY
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
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
(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella
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
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
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
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
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
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.
GERULA IN ONE TO BECOME WBO FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
PAGAN HALTS SANTANA
ALONSO REMAINS UNBEATEN
WITH IMPRESSIVE VICTORY
B.B. KING BLUES CLUB &
GRILL, NEW YORK, NY
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
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
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
TOP NORTHEAST PROSPECTS SHOWCASED
ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
IN MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT
PETER QUILLIN TAKES ON MICHAEL ZERAFA
IN FEATURED PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC BOUT
AT 4 P.M. ET/1 P.M. PT
Action Begins Inside the Arena at 1 p.m. ET!
(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
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.
B.B. KING BLUES CLUB AND GRILL
BRYANT "PEEWEE" CRUZ HEADLINES
AGAINST MARTIN CARDONA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH
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.
ANNOUNCED FOR FRIDAY'S WESTCHESTER COUNTY BROADWAY BOXING
BOYD MELSON HEADLINES
IN HIS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED RETURN
AGAINST FELLOW NEW YORKER MIKE RUIZ
FOR THE WBC USNBC SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
THIS FRIDAY, MAY 8TH
AT THE HILTON WESTCHESTER
RYE BROOK, NY
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.
REMAINS UNBEATEN IN THRILLER
ON BROADWAY BOXING'S WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEBUT AT THE HILTON
WESTCHESTER IN RYE BROOK, NY
BLASTS OUT FOE IN 76 SECONDS
(All Photos Ed
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).
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).
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
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
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.
Dargan First Career Loss to Capture WBC Continental Americas
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
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.
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
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
Card @ the
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
Good luck to both combatants!!
This is dedicated to the ones we love.
Guest Journalist: Bazooka
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MECCA OF BOXING SET FOR GGG PARTY
The Big House; like the old days; Geale a
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.
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.
RUN WITH THE CHAMPS JUNE 1st
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 email@example.com.
Some Champs that will be there to support us:
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!
"HURRICANE" HIGHLIGHT BRIGHTON BEACH EVENT
LOCALS PLAN BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
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.
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.
NY;BROADWAY BOXING RESULTS
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
Entering the bout, Bone was ranked 15th by both the World Boxing
Council and World Boxing Association in its junior welterweight
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
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
IN MAIN EVENT VICTORY
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
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:
Jose Angel Beranza
INVADES MILLENNIUM THEATER FEB 27
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
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
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
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DMITRIY SALITA LOSS TO GABRIEL
BRACERO: FINAL CURTAIN TO A BRILLIANT CAREER?
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
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.
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
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 by Lisa Ross
FIREWORKS PREDICTED AS "GGG" DEFENDS
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
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
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.
HAMER BIG WINNERS
- Ron Ross
August 15, 2013, New York
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
PERFORMANCE BY YURI FOREMAN
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
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.
LEE TOPS BROADWAY
BOXING CARD WITH SMASH PERFORMANCE
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 5th
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
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
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
May 6, 2013
Fight Night in Queens New
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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
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
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
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
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
Went the lights went out on
May Day boxing in Queens, everyone went home feeling
important and as a VIP. Contributing Journalist Bazooka
Chairman of Champions World
Professional Boxing Federation and United States Boxing
C.I.O. Favorite Information
INVADE NYC's ROSELAND
"Future Stars" highlight show
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 . . .
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
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.
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IN NYC: RESULTS
Photos by DiBella
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Light middleweight Delen
Parsley (10-0, 3 KO's)
registered his first
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
Skender Halili (8-0, 8
KO's) maintained his
defeating Roberto Crespo
(4-3) via sixth-round
TKO in a light
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.
Patrick Day (1-0, 1 KO)
won his pro debut,
Kelley (1-2, 1 KO) at
:59 of round one with a
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
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.
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ROSINSKY WINS AT ROSELAND NYC;
Dibella Entertainment's "Broadway Boxing" series returned to
Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night, raising money
for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. All proceeds from the
show were donated to the American Red Cross. It was a
thrilling card with many rising prospects and contenders
showcasing their skills.
The main event featured middleweight contender Will Rosinsky
(17-2, 9 KO's) versus Otis Griffin (24-11-2, 10 KO's).
Rosinsky, 27, outpointed Griffin, 35, in a close affair via
ten-round unanimous decision by official scores of 97-93 and
96-94 twice on the three ringside judges' scorecards. The
bout was Rosinsky's first since dropping a ten-round
unanimous decision to Kelly Pavlik earlier this year. The
defeat was Griffin's fifth in his last six bouts.
Rosinsky used superior lateral movement to stay away from
the taller and stronger Griffin for most of the fight,
although he failed to put many combinations together in
In the co-main event, Brooklyn's Gabriel "Tito" Bracero
(21-1, 4 KO's) stopped Johnnie Edwards (15-6-1, 8 KO's) in
the fourth round of a junior welterweight contest. Official
time of the stoppage was 2:48.
Bracero, 31, sustained a minor cut alongside his left eye in
round one, but managed to send Edwards, 33, into the ropes
with a sharp left hook shortly thereafter. Referee Eddie
Cotton halted the action in the fourth round after Bracero
scored with a left jab to Edwards' face. The body language
of Edwards suggested he took a thumb to his right eye.
The most exhilarating bout of the evening featured rising
lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach (13-0, 11 KO's) squaring
off against Brooklyn's Edward Valdez (11-9-2, 8 KO's).
Redkach, a 26-year-old southpaw from the Ukraine now making
his home in Los Angeles, CA, won an eight-round unanimous
decision by scores of 79-73 and 78-74 twice. Entering the
fight with Redkach, Valdez, 34, had won eight of nine bouts,
including six straight.
Valdez easily proved to be Redkach's toughest opponent to
date. Redkach held a tremendous edge in power and hand
speed, although he could not faze Valdez. In the opening
round, Redkach struck Valdez with many blistering shots.
Yet, Valdez found a home for his overhand right, striking
Redkach frequently after he finished his combinations.
In the second round, Valdez ate numerous crisp left crosses
and right hooks to the body from Redkach. Valdez remained
undeterred, continuing to seek openings in Redkach's
After an explosive round two, Redkach took a small step back
in round three. Valdez momentarily stunned Redkach in the
corner with flush right-hand shot. Redkach absorbed the
punch and survived the onslaught that followed.
Redkach opened the fourth round as the aggressor,
relentlessly stalking Valdez. Despite getting peppered with
a multitude of punches from different angles by Redkach,
Valdez was still connecting with his overhand right. No
matter what Redkach did, he could not shake Valdez. Yet,
Valdez displayed some swelling under his right eye toward
the end of the round.
Valdez briefly stunned Redkach again in close quarters
during round five near the corner.
In a highly-competitive sixth round, Redkach began to beat
Valdez to the punch. At this time, Valdez sported a slight
abrasion above his right eyebrow.
While Valdez demonstrated a sturdy chin, Redkach tattooed
him with sweltering punches in round seven, leaving him with
massive swelling below his left eye.
Redkach got a little wreckless in the eighth round, winging
shots from a variety of angles and leaving himself open for
sharp counter-punches. Instead of attempting to
systematically break Valdez down, Redkach tried too hard for
the knockout against a seasoned journeyman.
Redkach exhibited a ton of talent, and should be able to
benefit in other future bouts from his ring experience
Welterweight contender Ionut Ion (30-2, 17 KO's) stopped
Franklin Gonzalez (15-12, 10 KO's) at :11 of the fifth
round with a left cross to the body. Ion, a 31-year-old
southpaw, got his punches off first, repeatedly hitting
Gonzalez with a series of right hooks and left crosses
to the body during the course of the fight.
Travis "The Notorious" Peterkin (6-0, 3 KO's) captured a
four-round unanimous decision versus Eddie Tigs (1-5-2,
1 KO) in light heavyweight match-up. Peterkin received
scores of 40-35 on all scorecards. Peterkin, a southpaw
from Brooklyn, NY, sent Tigs sprawling into the ropes
with a counter left cross to the jaw in round three.
In a scintillating junior welterweight showdown, Mikkel
Lespierre (1-0-1, 1 KO) and Cornelius Whitlock (0-0-1)
battled to a four-round, unanimous draw. All three
ringside judges scored the bout 37-37.
Lespierre, a tall southpaw fighting out of Brooklyn, NY,
walked Whitlock down in round one.
A right hook-left cross combination snapped
Whitlock's head back in the second round, as
Lespierre's fans erupted in the audience.
After visibly dropping two rounds to the
hometown fighter, Whitlock stormed back into the
fight, catching Lespierre off guard with a clean
right-hand shot. Lespierre recovered from the
flash knockdown, but Whitlock caught him again
with another vicious right-hand punch near the
end of the round that sent Lespierre swiftly to
Following the consecutive knockdowns in round
three, Lespierre had enough energy left to stay
away from Whitlock in round four. Whitlock did
not capitalize on his opportunity from the
previous round, appearing gassed himself.
Junior middleweight Akima Stocks improved her
record to 5-0, 3 KO's, defeating Marva Dash
(0-2) 40-36 on all scorecards in the only female
bout of the evening.
Heavyweight Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller (4-0, 4
KO's) kept his perfect record intact, stopping
Tyrone Gibson (1-4, 1 KO) with a savage right
uppercut at 1:25 of the second round.
Junior lightweight Danny Calzada (5-6-2, 1 KO)
upset Allan Benitez (7-2, 1 KO) via six-round
unanimous decision. Official score totals read
60-54 and 59-55 twice. Calzada, 22-years-old
from New Mexico, landed countless, well-timed
right hands off the left jab. Calzada moved
efficiently around the ring, while Benitez, a
21-year-old from Texas, seemingly took too much
time looking for counter-punches, especially his
Junior welterweight prospect Maurice Hooker
upped his record to 7-0-1, 5 KO's, winning a
four-round unanimous decision against Cameron
Kreal (2-4-2). Official scores were tallied at
40-34 twice and 39-35.
Hooker, 23, who is very rangy and statuesque,
threw whipping punches off a timely left jab and
floored Kreal with a concrete right cross in the
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Savvy boxing keeps 154lb title
TRUFAN DEC 2
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
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
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
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)
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AT ROSELAND IN NYC
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
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
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
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
Chairman of Professional committee World
Professional Boxing Federation and United States Boxing
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SALITA TO APPEAR ON BROOKLYN’S MEGA BOXING SHOW
- 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.
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
Devon Alexander vs Randall Bailey
IBF Welterweight Title
Daniel Jacobs vs JoshLuteran 8
Dmitriy Salita vs Brandon Hoskins 8
Luis Collazzo vs Steve Upsher
Chambers 8 rounds Welterweight
Eddie Gomez vs Saul Benitez 6
rounds Light Middleweight
DiBella Entertainment's unbeaten featherweight
contender Luis Rosa Jr. also fought on Saturday, headlining a card at
the Floyd Little Athletic Center in his hometown of New Haven, CT,
facing Carlos Osorio, of Managua, Nicaragua. Rosa pressured his
adversary throughout the contest, wearing him down with a steady attack
to the body. Osorio was game and had a stiff jab, though the hometown
favorite's combinations on the inside helped to diminish the
Nicaraguan's punch output. Believing that Osorio had taken a great deal
of punishment, the referee halted the contest at the 1:25 mark of round
six, awarding Rosa the TKO victory. With the win, Rosa improved to 23-0
(11 KOs), while Osorio's record dropped to 13-7 (5 KOs).
(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)
(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)
(Photo Credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)
1029 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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