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Giovanni Marquez and Omar Rosario Remain Undefeated With wins in Texas and Puerto Rico

Giovanni Marquez

NEW YORK (November 21, 2022) -This past Saturday night, welterweight prospect Giovanni Marquez and junior welterweight prospect Omar Rosario remained undefeated with wins in Texas and Puerto Rico.

Marquez and Rosario are managed by Split-T Management.

The 21-Year-old Marquez stopped Luis Valentin Portalatin in round three at The Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, Texas.

Marquez dropped Portlatin three times, with the finisher coming from a vicious right hand that slumped Portalatin to his knees in the third round.

The 21-year-old Marquez (L) lands a hard right to the jaw of Luis Valentin (R).

With the win, Marquez of Houston, Texas is 4-0 with three knockouts.

Marquez began boxing at the age of 12 as he is the son of former U.S. Olympian, world junior middleweight world champion and current broadcaster Raul Marquez.

Marquez had an amateur record of 75-12, which culminated in winning the National Golden Glove tournament this past August in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was named the Most Outstanding boxer in the tournament.

Marquez, who won the 152-pound National Golden Gloves, will begin his pro career around 145-pounds, with the goal to campaign as a junior welterweight.

Saturday in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, junior welterweight Omar Rosario stayed undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Bryan Ismael Rodriguez Rivera.

Omar Rosario (L) bangs away against tough Bryan Ismael Rodriguez Rivera (R).

Scores were 60-54 on all cards for the 24 year-old Caguas native, who is now 9-0. Rivera, also from Caguas, Puerto Rico is 4-1-1.

Rosario is promoted by Top Rank.

Photos by Hosanna Rull / iRull Photos / El Tigre Management.



Mike Ohan, Jr. lands dream fight vs. U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson

Dec. 10 at Madison Square Garden

QUINCY, Mass. (November 10, 2022) – Former New England Welterweight Champion Mike Ohan, Jr. (16-1, 9 KOs) is preparing for his potential career-changing fight on December 10th against 2020 U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson (6-0, 4 KOs) at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Johnson vs. Ohan, Jr. is a scheduled 8-round welterweight match on a Top Rank card, headlined by a Heisman Night fight featuring Teofimo Lopez against Jose Pedraza, which will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Ohan, Jr. isn’t overly concerned about fighting a much-hyped prospect, who is promoted by event promoter Top Rank,, at the mecca of boxing on a much larger viewing platform.

“I’ll embrace it,” Ohan, Jr. “I’ve fought a lot of top guys in the amateurs like Jamaine Ortiz, who just fought Vasiliy Lomachenko. I feel like I belong at the top level with them, but they started competing earlier than me in the amateurs. I was 16-17 and had a lot of catching up to do.   

“This is what all the years of me working so hard has been for. It’s been a dream of mine even as a kid, before I started boxing. It’s starting to payoff; I need to executive the game plan on fight night.”

“I couldn’t be prouder of Mike and what he has accomplished so far in boxing,” Ohan’s promoter, Granite Chin president Chris Traietti commented. “He’s a great guy with great work ethic, and he has a ton of heart. He jumped all over this opportunity when it was presented. This is why guys fight; to hopefully get a chance to shine at an event like this at Madison Square Garden. Mike grinded and grinded, now he has his well-deserved opportunity at stardom.”

Ohan, Jr. is the son of a retired pro boxer, (14-6-2, 11 KOs), who served as a sparring partner for the great Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

The 24-year-old Johnson, fighting out of Cleveland, was a highly decorated U.S. amateur boxer who was a member of the 2020 .USA Olympic Boxing Team. He was a 2-time winner of the USA National Championships (2016 & 2017), as well as a gold medalist at the 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, and 2014 USA Junior Olympic National Championships.

“He’s a great fighter,” Ohan, Jr. talked about his upcoming opponent. “Everything he does, he’s excellent at, not just good. I have to bring my A game to prove I belong. All the greats have adjusted to the situation and that’s what I have to do. I’ve put in all the blood, sweat and tears. Whatever he throws, I’ll be ready.”

Fighting in Madison Square Garden is the ultimate venue for Ohan, Jr. along with most fighters. Some may feel that the cards are stacked against Ohan, Jr., but he clearly isn’t worried about all the hoopla associated with fighting at MSG on ESPN+ against the event promoter’s highly touted boxer.

“It’s just going to be me and him in the ring,” Ohan, Jr. concluded. “Madison Square Garden is an historic place. Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson…all the greats have fought there. I love boxing history and I’m blessed to be fighting there. I do live closer to New York City than him and I’m sure people will come out for me.

“At the end of the day, though, everybody will know who I am. An impressive performance will raise my stock, but I’m going in the ring to win!”


Seven Split-T Management Fighters Pick Up Wins


Ortiz, Stevens, Brady, Johnson, Conto, Zamarron and Vargas Get Hands Raised in Fight in The United States and Puerto Rico


NEW YORK (November 4, 2022) -Seven Split-T Management fighters had their hand raised in fights throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Willito Ortiz (Photo by Golden Boy and Tom Hogan)

 Wednesday night in Puerto Rico, Willito Ortiz stopped Bryan Rodriguez in the opening round of their super lightweight bout. Ortiz landed some hard shots that put Rodriguez to the canvas. Rodriguez had enough as he sat on his knee and took the full count of 10 at 2;05.


Ortiz of Bayamon, Puerto Rico is 1-0 with one knockout.

Saturday in San Diego, Asa Stevens remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous over Mychaquel Shields in a super bantamweight bout.


Stevens of Waianae, Hawaii won by scores of 40-35 on all cards, and is now 3-0. Shields was making his pro debut.


Stevens is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Asa Stevens (Courtesy of Top Rank and Mikey Williams)

Saturday in New York, two Split-T prospects remained undefeated with impressive victories.

Haven Brady Jr. moved up to eight-rounds and won a unanimous decision over Eric Mondragon in a junior lightweight contest.


Brady of Albany, Georgia won by tallies of 79-73 twice and 8-74 to raise his record to 8-0. Mondragon of Maywood, California is 8-1-1.

Haven Brady Jr. (Courtesy of Mikey Williams and Top Rank)

On the same card at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and streamed on ESPN+, 2021 United States Olympian, Tiger Johnson pitched a shutout and won a six-round unanimous decision over Esteban Garcia in a junior welterweight bout,


Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio won by scores of 60-54 on all cards and is now 6-0. Garcia of Brawley, California is 15-2.

Tiger Johnson (Photo by Darryl Cobb Jr.)

 In Philadelphia, heavyweight Sonny Conto remained undefeated with a second-round stoppage in a scheduled six-round main event at the 2300 Arena.


Bryant shot right out of his corner, and went after Conto. The Philadelphia native engaged in a back-and-forth brawl and dropped Bryant with a hard left hand just before the bell sounded to end the opening frame. In round two, Conto continued to pound away until Bryant was weary, and the fight was stopped by the corner at 2:13.


Conto of Philadelphia is now 11-0 with nine knockouts. Bryant of Pittsburgh is 6-2.


Brady, Johnson and Conto are promoted by Top Rank.


In Milwaukee, two more Split-T fighters got victories on a card at The Tripoli Shrine Center.


Rolando Vargas of Milwaukee moved to 8-1 with a split decision win over Charles Garner (6-2) in a junior welterweight bout.


Javier Zamarron made an explosive pro debut with an opening round knockout of Ahmond Rayshaun Oates in a featherweight bout.


Zamarron of Sheboygan, Wisconsin dropped Oates three times before the fight was finally halted in the opening frame.


Syracuse light middleweight Amir Anderson 

goes from tears to gold for USA Boxing 

2022 Youth World Championships, November 14-26 in La Nucia, Spain

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 4, 2022) – Syracuse light middleweight Amir “Cashman” Anderson has gone from being bullied in school to one of the faces of USA Boxing’s immediate future.

The 18-year-old Anderson has already captured top honors at the 2022 Summer Festival National Championships, 2022 USA Boxing National Qualifier, 2021 USA Boxing Youth National Championships, 2019 USA Boxing Junior National Championships and 2019 Eastern Regional Open in his young career.

Now, though, he’s preparing for his first international tournament, the Youth World Championships, November 14-26, in La Nucia, Spain.

Anderson started boxing in 2012, after his mother advised him to go to a gym to learn how to be tougher skinned.

“In my younger years,” he explained, “I used to cry instead of fighting back, when I was bullied. My mother wanted me to be tougher. I went to the gym and have never turned back.

“USA Boxing has changed me mentality-wise towards life. I’ve learned so much and I’m a believer. No matter what, even if I lose, go on to the next fight, and keep working hard to be the best I can. I’ve been on Team USA twice. Not a lot make it once, never mind twice. I’ve only lost three times in 30 tournament fights.”

Anderson is excited to be competing in his first international tournament to prove himself at a higher level. He has set high standards for himself, his next chapter starting later this month in Spain.

“It’s a blessing, I can’t wait,” Anderson spoke about going to the Youth World Championships. “I can’t wait to compete against the best in the world. I’ve proven myself as the best nationally. I want to get gold at these championships and a belt at the 2022 Nationals. I want to compete at the 2024 Olympics (Paris) and be a multi-gold medalist in international boxing.”

Self-described as a “mental frustration” to fight, Anderson is a well-rounded, all-around Olympic-style boxer with a high upside. He can move around the ring or fight in the pocket with great success, orthodox or southpaw style, and from all ranges – close, mid and long.

“I’m grateful to represent my country,” Anderson concluded. “I’m honored and proud of myself. I always want to represent the USA and go around the world to show what a great country we live in.

“I want to also represent people who are battling anything in their lives, because I’ve had issues, and I’m still pushing myself to be the best.”

The only tears Amir Anderson may shed now will be the result of his major successes in his very bright future.



Sonny Conto Stops James Bryant in 2

PHILADELPHIA (OCTOBER 31, 2022) — Heavyweight Sonny Conto remained undefeated with a second-round stoppage in a scheduled six-round main event at the 2300 Arena.

The fight card, which drew an enthusiastic crowd, was promoted by Joe Hand Promotions,

Bryant shot right out of his corner and went after Conto. The Philadelphia native engaged in a back-and-forth brawl and dropped Bryant with a hard left hand just before the bell sounded to end the opening frame. In round two, Conto continued to pound away until Bryant was weary, and the fight was stopped by the corner at 2:13.

Conto of Philadelphia is now 11-0 with nine knockouts. Bryant of Pittsburgh is 6-2.

In the co-feature, rising 21-year-old prospect Bryce Mills won a six-round unanimous decision over Larry Fryers in a junior welterweight bout.

Mills of Liverpool, New York won by scores of 60-54 on all cards and is now 10-1. Fryers of Yonkers, New York is 11-6-1.

Everlon Still took a four-round unanimous decision over Tariq Green in a super middleweight fight.

Still of Voorhees, New Jersey won by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice and is now 3-2. Green of Philadelphia is 2-2.

Carlos Marrero won a four-round unanimous decision over Tyree Arnold in a junior welterweight bout.

Marrero of Bridgeport, Connecticut won by scores of 39-37 on all cards and is now 4-8-3. Arnold of Philadelphia is 1-5/

Shane Slocumb made a successful pro debut with a second-round stoppage over Jonathan Wiles in a scheduled four-round heavyweight bout.

The time of the stoppage was 2:58 for the Philadelphia native Slocumb, who is now 1-0 with one knockout. Wiles of Philadelphia is 0-2.

James White stopped Kenyan Williams in round three of their four-round light heavyweight contest.

The time of the stoppage was 2:39 for the debuting White of Warwick, Pennsylvania. Williams of Winchester, Virginia is 0-3.



David Navarro and Joseph Hicks Get Stoppage Wins in Atlantic City

NEW YORK (October 28, 2022) -Split-T Management fighters David Navarro and Joseph Hicks Jr. scored second round stoppage victories on Friday night at Ballys Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Their fights were part of the non-televised undercard of a SHOBOX: The New Generation card

Navarro of Los Angeles stopped Luis Domingo Hernandez in round two of their six-round super featherweight bout.

The 22 year-old Navarro hurt Hernandez in the second frame after a hard flurry of punches. Navarro was able to finish the fight at 1:02 to raise his record to 5-1 with three knockouts. Hernandez falls to 14-7-1.

Hicks took out Luis Solis also in round two of their six-round middleweight bout.

Hicks of Grand Rapids, Michigan landed a hard combination that sent Solis to the deck, and the fight was stopped at 2:52 of round three. Hicks kept his perfect mark intact as he is now 3-0 with three knockouts.

Hicks says his brief encounter with Solis was a learning experience. “I learned to try to get warmer in the dressing room before I come out. I didn’t feel warm in the first round, but besides that I’m ready for whatever comes next.”

Hicks was a stellar amateur where he was elected Captain of Team USA Boxing, National Golden Gloves Champion 2019. Three-time Eastern Elite Qualifier Champion (2017, 2018, 2019) & a five-time Michigan Golden Gloves Champion (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019).

Solis is 25-15-4.

Hicks is promoted by Salita Promotions.



Popular South Philadelphia heavyweight Sonny Conto will take on James Bryant in the six-round headline bout on Saturday, October 29th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Conto will be fighting just a mile from his home in South Philadelphia and will look to thrill his large hometown fan base when he takes on Bryant.

The 26 year-old Conto has a record of 10-0 with eight knockouts. This will be the third appearance for Conto at the 2300 Arena. In Conto’s last bout in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on May 13th, he stopped Justin Rolfe in three rounds.

Bryant of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a record of 6-1 with four knockouts. The 37 year-old Bryant is on a three-fight winning streak, which includes his most recent outing when he decisioned Thomas Hawkins on March 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh.


Tickets at $55, $75, $100 and $150 are on sale:

Bryce Mills (9-1, 4 KOs) of Liverpool, NY will look for his fourth consecutive victory when he takes on Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs) of Yonkers, NY via Clones, Ireland, in a six-round junior welterweight bout. This will be the third consecutive appearance for Mills on a Joe Hand Promotions card, as he has wins over Daiyaan Butt, as well as a September 1st victory defeating Carlos Marrero.

Devin Gantt (1-0, 1 KO) of Sicklerville, NJ will see action in a four-round featherweight bout following his impressive third-round stoppage over Taijiro Arakawa on September 1st.  

Tariq Green (2-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA will take on Everlon Still (2-2, 1 KO) of Voorhees, NJ in a four-round super middleweight contest.

Carlos Marrero (3-8-3) of Bridgeport, CT will be fighting Tyree Arnold (1-4) of Philadelphia, PA in a four-round junior welterweight fight.

Shane Slocumb of Philadelphia, PA will be making his pro debut in a heavyweight fight against Johnathan Wiles (0-1) of Philadelphia, PA.

In a battle of pro debuting light heavyweights, James White of Warwick, PA battles John Pratt of Philadelphia, PA.

Tyler Zwicharowksi (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA will take on an opponent to be named in a four-round middleweight fight.


Split-T Management Fighters David Navarro and Joseph Hicks in Action on Tonight in Atlantic City

NEW YORK (October 21, 2022) -Tonight, Split-T Management fighters David Navarro and Joseph Hicks will see action at Ballys Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Their fights will be part of the non-televised undercard of a SHOBOX: The New Generation card (9:30 pm ET/PT).


Navarro of Los Angeles will take on Luis Domingo Hernandez in a six-round super featherweight bout.


The 22 year-old Navarro has a record of 4-1 with two knockouts. A two-year professional, Navarro is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Gavin Guaman on March 11th in Deadwood, South Dakota.


Hernandez of the Dominican Republic is 14-6-1 with nine knockouts. The 28 year-old Hernandez is a nine-year pro, who will be making his United States debut, and he is coming off a defeat to Juan Carlos Camacho on February 26th in The Dominican Republic.


Navarro weighed 127.6 lbs. Hernandez was 126.8 lbs.


Hicks will take on Luis Solis in a six-round middleweight bout.


Hicks of Grand Rapids, Michigan is 3-0 with three knockouts. The 28-year-old Hicks is still in his rookie year as a pro and he is coming off a first-round stoppage over Jonathan Batista on August 10th in Detroit.


Hicks was a stellar amateur where he was elected Captain of Team USA Boxing, National Golden Gloves Champion 2019. Three-time Eastern Elite Qualifier Champion (2017, 2018, 2019) & a five-time Michigan Golden Gloves Champion (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019).


Solis of Yucatan, Mexico is a veteran as he is 25-14-4 with 21 knockouts. At 30 years-old, Solis is a 12 year-pro. He has wins over Ricardo May (1-0), Angel Cano (2-0), Cristian Aguilar Galaz (4-0), Mario Cauich (1-0), Luis Antonio Fitch (19-3), former world champion Cristobal Cruz, Nery Saguilan (38-9-1), Roberto Carlos Dominguez (1-0). Solis is coming off a defeat to Lorenzo Simpson on November 6, 2021 in Baltimore.


October 29: Robeisy Ramirez-Jose Matias Romero Confirmed as Lomachenko-Ortiz Co-Feature at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden LIVE on ESPN+

Jessie Magdaleno was forced to withdraw from the Ramirez fight with a hand injury

NEW YORK (Oct 21, 2022) — Rising featherweight contender Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez will fight Argentina’s Jose Matias Romero in a 10-round showdown Saturday, Oct. 29 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Romero replaces former world champion Jessie Magdaleno, who was forced to withdraw from the bout with a hand injury.

Ramirez-Matias will serve as the co-feature to the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jamaine Ortiz lightweight main event, streaming live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.

“The opponent does not matter. I will put on a show October 29 in New York City,” Ramirez said. “I have the utmost respect for Romero, who took the fight on short notice. But once we get in that ring, I am coming full steam ahead at him for the win. ‘El Tren’ will not be derailed.”

Ramirez (10-1, 6 KOs), a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Cuba, is coming off a sensational one-punch knockout over Abraham Nova and is closing in on a world title opportunity. Romero (26-2, 9 KOs) has won two fights since back-to-back decision defeats to top lightweights Michel Rivera and Isaac Cruz. He’s now at his natural weight and hopes to stun Ramirez under the Garden lights.


Elijah Pierce Stops Daron Williams in 2nd Round to Win WBC USNBC Super Bantamweight Title

Hanover, Maryland (October 18, 2022)–Elijah Pierce announced himself as a serious contender in the 122-pound division as he stopped Daron Williams to win the WBC USNBC title in front of a huge crowd at the Hall at Live! Casino Hotel Maryland.

This was the ninth consecutive crowd-pleasing show promoted by Jeter Promotions at Live! Casino Hotel Maryland.

Jeter Promotions signee Pierce dropped Williams three times and dominated the fight. Pierce, who will continue to surge up the rankings, has a record of 15-2 with 12 knockouts. Williams of Maryland is now 9-2.

“Jeter Promotions is excited for the future of Elijah. Based on his performance, we see a really bright future and he will be a force at 122 pounds. He has been fighting guys two divisions above his best and more natural weight. Tonight we saw him at 122 lbs, and you saw the results against a quality opponent.

With the win, Pierce puts the 122-pound division on high alert.

Francois Scarbono Jr, won a four-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Antonio Dunton-El in a super featherweight clash. The rounds were very close, but Scarbono took all three cards to raise his mark to 3-0. Dunton-El is 2-1-2.

Mansaborie Condie remained undefeated by winning a four-round unanimous decision over Brandon Clark in a super middleweight bout. Conde dropped Clark in the opening round en-route to his seventh victory without a loss. Conde is now 7-0. Clark is 2-4.

Jaqeeem Hutcherson and Ernest Hall battled to a six-round majority draw in their ABF Atlantic Super Featherweight title bout. Scores were 59-55 for Hutcherson and 57-57 twice. Hall is now 4-2-1. Hutcherson is 6-1-1.

Joseph Veazey remained undefeated by stopping Rashad Kilpatrick in round two of their six-round welterweight clash. Veazey dropped Kilpatrick in the opening frame. Veazey ended things in round two when he landed a big flurry of punches that forced a referee stoppage at 46 seconds. Veazey is now 8-0 with five knockouts. Kilpatrick is 5-2. 

“Veazey can really fight and he has the intangibles that could make him a star. I look forward to Joey’s progress as he develops into a serious prospect.”

Derrick Vann took a six-round split decision over A.J. Williams in a super middleweight fight. Vann took two cards by 58-56 tallies. Williams won a card by a score of 59-55. Vann is now 3-6. Williams is 6-2.

Brandon Chambers remained undefeated with a six-round majority decision over Vit Y in a battle for the ABF USA Super Bantamweight title. Scores were 59-55 twice and 57-57 for Chambers, who is now 9-0-1. Y is 7-2-1.

Stacy Selby remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Maurice Anthony in a welterweight bout. Anthony landed a punch in the opening round that made the knee of Selby touch the ground. That was the high point of the fight for Anthony as Selby won the rest of the fight and took the score cards by 39-37 and 38-37 twice. Selby is now 4-0. Anthony is 3-5.

In a battle of debuters, Jeffrey Yu stopped Mateo Diaz in round two of their featherweight contest. The time of the stoppage was 2:22 for Yu.

Ahmad Muhammad Jones remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Kani Burnside in a super lightweight contest. Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 twice for Jones, who is now 3-0. Burnside is 1-1.

Dwayne Holmes won a four-round unanimous decision over Rensley Washington III in a super bantamweight fight. Scores were 40-36 on all cards for Holmes, who is now 3-0. Washington is 1-2.



LIVERPOOL, OCTOBER 15 – Peter McGrail broke the spirit of Alexander Espinoza and forced a sixth-round stoppage with a masterclass display in front of his fans.

The majestic McGrail dropped the tough Nicaraguan with a peach of a backhand in round four at Probellum Liverpool II at the Eventim Olympia and continued to systematically dismantle his experienced rival.

McGrail, one of the stand-out world amateurs of his generation, was ready to dish out further punishment at the start of round six but Espinoza’s corner threw in the towel and retired their forlorn fighter.

A proud son of Liverpool, McGrail moves to 5-0 (4 KOS) as a pro having made the sternest test of his career appear impressively straightforward.

McGrail said: “This was my first time topping a bill and the crowd were unbelievable.

“I thought it was a good performance, it wasn’t 10 out of 10, but overall, I am happy.  It was a step-up on paper so I’m happy to get him out of there, because he went 10 rounds with Kash Farooq last year.

“I am overwhelmed by the support and can’t wait for the next one already!”

Jazza Dickens won the vacant IBO world featherweight title after a hard fought 12 rounds with tough South African Lerato Dlamini.

Dickens has twice failed in his attempts to win world titles, but it was third time lucky for the popular 31-year-old, who was awarded the win on all three of the judges’ scorecards.

Roared on by huge support, Dickens was given the win 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112 by the officials and will now target the biggest fights in the division, against Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington.

An emotional Dickens said: “I have been working for this for 18 long hard years.

“But I did it with my fans, we did it together.  Tonight, I am going to celebrate with everyone in Liverpool.”

Steven Cairns extended his perfect professional record by controlling his six-round fight with Angelo Turco.
Cairns, who won 60-53 on the scorecards, said: “The holding from Turco was a little bit frustrating but this is boxing and that is just another bit of experience.”

Joe McGrail came through the “toughest fight” of his fledgling career, as he survived a cut and a damaged hand to record a clear points win.

McGrail defeated Nicaraguan Alexander Taylor 59-55, with brother Peter watching on from ringside, to move to 6-0, but 19-year-old Joe said that didn’t tell the whole story.

He sustained a cut by the side of his left eye and hurt his hand, both in the second round.

McGrail said: “It was the toughest fight I’ve had so far as a pro.
“In the second round I got a cut after an accidental elbow and then, in the same round I’ve hurt my right hand.  I didn’t throw it much after that, my coach told me to feint with it and throw it to the body, where it was soft.”

Undercard Results:
Frankie Stringer 40-36 Lee Hallett
Blane Hyland 60-54 Mikey Young
John Edwards 40-36 Simas Volosinas


Press Conference Notes: Tensions Rise as Haney & Kambosos Ready for Second Undisputed Showdown

Haney-Kambosos 2 will be broadcast LIVE on ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+ Saturday from Rod Laver Arena (Melbourne, Australia) at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT

MELBOURNE, Australia (Oct. 14, 2022) — Undisputed lightweight world champion Devin “The Dream” Haney and former champion George Kambosos Jr. re-exchanged “pleasantries” at the press conference two days shy of their showdown at Rod Laver Arena.

The combatants talked some trash, but it was Haney’s father/trainer, Bill Haney, who stole the show. He presented Kambosos (20-1, 10 KOs) — or at least attempted to — a copy of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” a reference to Kambosos post-weigh-in mind tricks before their first bout back in June. Kambosos was none too pleased and knocked the book off the dais.

Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) dominated Kambosos to unify all the belts at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, and a little more than four months later, the world’s top lightweights will do it again.

Haney-Kambosos 2 will be broadcast live in prime time SATURDAY (taking place Sunday afternoon local time) on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m PT.

Undercard bouts — streaming live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT — include twin brothers Jason & Andrew Moloney in separate contests. Jason Moloney will take on Thailand’s Nawaphon Kaikanha in a final eliminator for the WBC bantamweight world title, while Andrew Moloney battles the Dominican contender Norbelto Jimenez for the vacant WBO International junior bantamweight strap. 

In a special world title attraction, Cherneka Johnson (14-1, 6 KOs) will make the first defense of her IBF junior featherweight world title against Australian two-time world champion Susie “Q” Ramadan (29-3, 12 KOs).

At Friday’s press conference, this is what the fighters had to say.

Devin Haney

“It’s great to be back here in Melbourne. I made history here. And it won’t be no different on the 16th. The name of the game is to hit and not get hit. I’m a student of the game. So, that’s what I follow. I might be one of the best defensive fighters in boxing. But on the 16th, I’ll look to show more offense.”
“They’ve been quiet. But every time they open their mouth, it’s a different excuse. They talk this quiet stuff, but they keep making up excuses. Now it’s the coach. Then it was the referee, because I was holding. Every excuse in the book. But why did you fire your whole team? If you truly felt like I was holding too much, why did you fire your whole team?”
“There are a lot of big fights out there to be made. I’ve been calling out Loma for a while. But my main focus is on getting past George Kambosos. Then we can talk about what’s next.”

George Kambosos Jr.

“I’m physically and mentally focused on this fight right now. Nothing else matters. Whatever was said or whatever was done…I’m zoned in on this moment. Nothing will break my focus. I’m not interested in anything else. I’m interested on Sunday and what I do then.”
“The changes have been made. You learn from your losses. You come back a better fighter. So, I’ve made my changes. I’ve looked at certain things. I’ve gone back to my roots as well. We’re just focused. I’m not going to give anything away. I’m just zoned in. Sunday is when I’ll do my talking. We’ll see who laughs last.”
“He’s got a fantastic jab. But we have put in fantastic work to not only evade his jab, but whatever he tries to bring. It doesn’t matter. Did I let him jab too much? He’s got a great jab. But that’s why boxing is the sweet science.”

Bill Haney (Devin Haney’s Father/Trainer)

“Going into the first fight, we knew that George possessed things that are on an elite level. Our preparation was to outbox him. We wanted to do that and we wanted to do that convincingly based on the unknown. We didn’t know what we were going to get in Australia. To our surprise, we’ve met some wonderful people. The Australian government has been totally supportive. We feel this is a second home. Unlike the Kambosos’ over there, who make excuses after excuses. And we’re all tired of hearing them.
“Devin gave me one job today. He told me to go out and get this for George. It’s
‘The Art of War’ [by Sun Tzu]. If you can hand it to him over there. We want him to be well prepared and not misinformed. What excuse is he going to have on the 16th?”

Jason Moloney

“He has a very impressive record. You don’t become ranked as number 2 in the world without being a very good fighter. I’ve prepared for a very tough fight. He’s obviously had his whole career in Thailand. He’s been very successful over there. But I feel that he’s been a big fish in a small pond. I plan to welcome him into the world stage and show him the next level in this sport.”
“This is my dream, to fight for a world title and become world champion. And this is the final hurdle. I’ve been working extremely hard. I’m very motivated to go out there and win this fight.  I’ll do whatever takes. You saw a great performance last time, and this time will be even better.”

Nawaphon Kaikanha

“This is my first time fighting as a professional outside of Thailand. I’m very excited. At the same time, I feel honored that I’ve gotten the chance to fight in Australia in this beautiful country. It’s a very hospitable country, and I’m happy to be here.”
“All those 46 knockouts were not a product of luck. I worked hard for it. I trained hard for it. It’s the same for this fight. I have been training really hard for this fight.”

Andrew Moloney

“This is the perfect fight for me right now. I’ve had a very busy 14 months. This is my fifth fight in 14 months. I’ve worked my way up the rankings. And, Norbelto is ranked at number two in the world, and I feel like this is the perfect fight for me. I’m going to take his ranking. I’m going to put on the best performance of my career this Sunday and earn myself the opportunity to fight for a world title next.”

Norbelto Jimenez

“I have had two world title opportunities. I’m looking forward to this third opportunity. I have seen Moloney fight. I know him very well. I have a good record, thanks to God and to my manager, Belgica Peña, president of Shuan Boxing, and we’re coming for more.”

Cherneka Johnson

“Susie has a lot of experience. She’s been in the game for a long time. She’s paved the way for women’s boxing here in Australia, so I’m just excited to take on this match.”

Susie Ramadan

“I’ve fought in Melbourne for a very long time. Obviously, I’ve had a couple of fights overseas. But I’ve won the WBC and the IBF title here in Melbourne, so everything comes in threes, I guess. So, I’m really looking forward to it.”

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LIVERPOOL, OCTOBER 14 – Peter McGrail delivered a chilling big fight prediction when he came face-to-face with Alexander Espinoza for the first time ahead of Probellum Liverpool II. 

World-champion-in-the-making McGrail headlines a packed card at the Eventim Olympia on Saturday night and has vowed to make light work of the hardest fight of his professional career, in front of his raucous fans.

The co-main event sees Jazza Dickens face dangerman Lerato Dlamini for the vacant IBO world featherweight title and the pair exchanged pre-fight barbs at Thursday’s press conference.

A confident Dlamini told host Ali Drew that he plans to cause a major upset and KO his rival, which prompted Dickens to ditch the pleasantries and set the South African straight.

Big fights for McGrail and Dickens are supported by a host of talented prospects, including Joe McGrail and Steven Cairns, with the action live and free to watch on

Super bantamweight star, Peter McGrail said: “I see a one-sided fight, with me hitting him loads and him not hitting me much at all. “I hope his training camp has gone well and good luck to him on Saturday night, because he is going to need it.”

Alexander Espinoza, known as ‘Supernova’ said: “I won’t say a round in which this fight will end but it is all about me and I am going to be the winner.  I can promise everyone a good fight.”

‘Lights Out’ Lerato Dlamini said: “I think I am going to stop Jazza in the later rounds.
“I won’t get a decision in his backyard, so I think I am going to stop him.”

Jazza Dickens, a two-time world title challenger, replied: “I was going to welcome him to Liverpool but now he’s going home with a bandage on his head!  I see me getting my arm raised and getting this win in front of a crazy crowd here in Liverpool.”

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It’s all in the name…

James “Savage” Hagler, Jr. vs. Scott “Bombz” Lampert

 “Jimmy Farrell Fight Night”

Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 23 in Bridgewater, MA 

QUINCY, Mass. (October 14, 2022) – Atlanta light heavyweight James “Savage” Hagler, Jr., the grandson of the late, great Marvelous Marvin Hagler, returns to New England to fight Scott “Bombz” Lampert on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, November 23) in the 4-round, co-featured event on the inaugural “Jimmy Farrell Fight Night” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions at the Bridgewater Veterans Club in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

The Pro-Am card will pay tribute to the late Farrell, the highly respected trainer from Quincy (MA), who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. A share of the proceeds will be donated to Old Colony Hospice.

Hagler (3-1, 1 KO), whose last name is an obvious target, fought for the first time in the Bay State this past  May in Dedham (MA), when he defeated Heitor Mangaravitte Senra by way of a 4-round unanimous decision. Bridgewater is only 7 miles from Brockton, where Hall of Famer Hagler lived and fought out of during his marvelous reign.

“Every time I fight,” Hagler, Jr. said, “my opponent is at his best because of my last name. They get bragging rights if they beat me. They get in the spotlight. I make sure I always bring my A game. I’m always fighting my opponents’ best. I’m not going to play with him. I won’t be taking him lightly. He’ll be at this best like all my opponents who know that they can make a name by beating me.

“It’s exciting for me to be fighting so close to Brockton; closer than my last fight in Massachusetts. I call Brockton my second home. I was there a lot as a kid, visiting my grandfather, and I played football for a year at Dean College.”

Hagler’s opponent, Lampert (3-6, 2 KOs), is psyched to fight Hagler, saying, “I love it! You couldn’t watch his grandfather fight and not be a Hagler fan. I think it’s cool. The only problem is that it’s hard for my family and friends to go watch me fight on Thanksgiving Eve in Bridgewater (Lampert is from Dover Plains, NY.

“It’s going to be bombs away. They call me ‘Bombz’ for a reason. I got my nickname from my original coach, John ‘Bombz’ Carlo. I’m his protégé, but that’s also my style. I’ve also trained at Champ’s Gym in Danbury (CT). I want a dog fight like most of my fights: exciting and violent.”

“This fight has all the components to make for an old-school, high-action 4-round fight,” Granite Chin Promotions president Chris Traietti commented. “Scott brings a ton of pressure, and every punch is his fastball. Hagler looks to be more on the outside and catch guys coming in. It is the kind of fight that could have been scheduled for 3 rounds and it still most likely wouldn’t go the distance. Someone is going to catch someone; I don’t see it ending any other way.”

The main event is a 6-round confrontation between Anthony “The Gentle Savage” Andreozzi (3-2, 1 KOs), of Swansea, and Woburn’s Julien “Black Dragon” Baptiste (4-2, 2 KOs) for the vacant Massachusetts State Welterweight Championship.

Fighting on the pro undercard in 4-round bouts is Brockton heavyweight Kirk Wilmont (1-0, 1 KOs) vs. Aquilla Prote (0-1), and pro-debuting Brockton junior welterweight Stephen Davis faces an opponent to be determined.

Additional pro matches, as well as the amateur portion of the card, will soon be announced.

Card subject to change.

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LONDON, OCTOBER 14 – The undercard for Probellum Sheffield just got a whole lot spicier with the addition of an Olympic gold medallist and another British title eliminator.

Sunny Edwards defends his world flyweight title against Felix Alvarado on Friday, November 11 at the Utilita Arena in the Steel City, with Jack Bateson vs Shabaz Masoud providing the fan-approved chief support bout. 

And Probellum can today confirm the rest of the card, which makes its debut promotion in Sheffield among the best shows staged in the UK this year – and tickets start at just £35. 

Olympic middleweight champion Hebert Conceição is a special addition to the show as he makes his UK debut in an eight-round contest. 

The Brazilian hero, 2-0 in the pros, won gold in Tokyo after producing a stunning final round knockout of his Ukrainian opponent and his route to the top of the professional ranks takes him through Sheffield next month. 

Thomas Essomba and Marcel Braithwaite will battle it out for the right to fight for the British super flyweight title, at Probellum Sheffield. 

Injury delayed their final eliminator but on November 11 the pair – both former opponents of world champ Edwards – clash in a bout that is sure to go down well with British boxing fans. 

Sheffield-based Essomba vs Braithwaite, of Liverpool, comes before super bantamweights Bateson and Masoud meet in a final eliminator for the British title, of their own.

One of Great Britain’s most decorated female amateur fighters, Lisa Whiteside, is also set to return to action at Probellum Sheffield, next month. 

The ‘Lionheart’ brought an end to a near-three year spell out of the ring, in July, when she dropped the experienced Jasmina Nad, en route to a points win in Newcastle. 

Whiteside gears up for world title fights down the line, with a fight in Sheffield, the city in which she was based when part of the Great Britain amateur squad. 

The undercard is then packed out with some of Yorkshire’s most talented young fighters, with Sheffield’s ‘Golden Kid’ Kyle Yousef looking to extend his 17-0 record. 

Also fighting out of the Steel City, super lightweight Levi Kinsiona (9-2) – known as ‘The Real Deal’ – appears, as does unbeaten light heavyweight Khalid Ayub (3-0). 

They are joined by Sheffield-based Nicolie Campbell – the ‘Pretty Boy Assassin’ – as well as Leeds’ unbeaten Ishmael Davis (9-0) and Bradley Cousins, a light heavyweight prospect from Doncaster. 

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NEW YORK (October 3, 2022) — Middleweight prospect Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of “The Greatest,” is set to make his New York City return.
Ali Walsh will fight Billy Wagner in his first scheduled six-rounder Saturday, Oct. 29 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Ali Walsh-Wagner joins the undercard of the lightweight main event between former pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko and the unbeaten Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz. In the featherweight co-feature, two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez battles former world champion Jessie Magdaleno.
The entire Lomachenko-Ortiz card will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.
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“I am thrilled to be back in action on another significant card. Lomachenko is one of the greats of his era,” Ali Walsh said. “My first year as a professional has been a tremendous learning experience, and I have a great team to help me get to the next level. I respect Billy Wagner and am preparing to showcase everything I’ve learned in the gym from my incredible trainer, Kay Koroma.”
Ali Walsh (6-0, 5 KOs) made his pro debut in August 2021 with a first-round knockout and has been dominant in the paid ranks apart from one minor hiccup. Last December, he made his Madison Square Garden debut and edged Reyes Sanchez by majority decision. Following a pair of quick knockouts to start his 2022 campaign, he fought Sanchez in an August rematch at Pechanga Arena San Diego, the same building where Muhammad Ali lost to Ken Norton via split decision in 1973. Ali Walsh cleared up any doubt, doubling over Sanchez with a left hook to the liver in the second round. Wagner (5-2, 1 KO), from Browning, Montana, has won two straight since a February 2021 knockout loss to Javier Martinez inside the MGM Grand Bubble.


Carto Decisions Sosa in Philadelphia

Wins by King’s Promotions Fighters Oberlton, Robles, Hutchinson and Martin

PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2022)–Christian Carto scored an eight-round unanimous decision over tough Hector Andres Sosa in front of a huge capacity crowd at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The highly entertaining card was promoted by King’s Promotions.

Carto controlled most of the action by landing quick combinations and solid foot movement. Sosa had some success when he was able to back Carto up on the ropes. Carto was able to land some solid flurries which he worked behind a nice double jab. Carto had a good eighth round and closed the fight out in style by winning by scores of 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75.

Carto, 121 lbs of Philadelphia is now 20-1. Sosa, 120.4 lbs of Argentina is 14-2.

Atif Oberlton stopped Christian Thomas in round two of a scheduled six-round fight featuring undefeated light heavyweights.

Oberlton dominated the action and in round two battered Thomas from one side of the ring to the other. Oberlton landed a booming left that sent Thomas to the canvas and the fight was stopped at 2:24.

Oberlton, 174.7 lbs of Philadelphia is 7-0 with six knockouts. Thomas, 177 lbs of Las Vegas is 11-1.

Kenny Robles stopped Jerome Conquest after round four of their eight-round junior welterweight bout.

In round three, Robles landed a body that seemed to hurt the leg of Conquest. Conquest tried to fight on as he finished the round and got through round four, but the pain was too much and the fight was stopped.

Robles, 141 lbs of Staten Island, NY 10-2 with four knockouts. Conquest, 139.4 lbs of Philadelphia is 11-8.

In a battle of undefeated fighters with perfect knockout records, Roberto Gomez shocked Quadir Albright by stopping him in round five of their scheduled six-round junior welterweight bout.

It was a back-and-forth fight with each guy landing hard shots. In round five, Gomez landed several overhand rights on a tired Albright. Finally, a big right hand that was followed up by another hard right that knocked Albright down along the ropes and he was counted out at 1:59.

Gomez, 143.4 lbs of Mexico City is 5-0 with five knockouts. Albright, 144.7 lbs of Philadelphia 6-1.

Former world title challenger Junior Wright knocked out Colby Madison in round three of a scheduled six-round heavyweight bout.

In round three, Wright an uncorked a overhand right that caught Madison on the chin that sent him plummeting to the canvas and the bout was stopped at 27 seconds.

Wright, 219.4 lbs of Evanston, IL is 19-4-1 with 16 knockouts. Madison. 236.2 lbs of Baltimore., MD is 10-4-2.

Kashon Hutchinson gained his second win over Rasheed Johnson as he took home a six-round unanimous decision in a welterweight bout.

Hutchinson, 148 lbs of Reading, PA won by scores of 58-56 on all cards and is now 10-5-1. Johnson, 148 lbs of Philadelphia is 8-5.

James Martin won a six-round unanimous decision over Alejandro Munera in a junior middleweight contest.

Martin, 153.4 lbs of Philadelphia, PA won by scores of 60-54 scores on all cards and is now 9-3-1. Munera, 149.8 lbs of Medilan, COL is 6-7-4.



Rodriguez Decisions Vazquez in Bethlehem

Reading, PA (September 26, 2022)–Rising bantamweight Jonathan Rodriguez took a eight-round unanimous decision over Oscar Vazquez in front of a terrific crowd at The Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA

The six-bout card was promoted by King’s Promotions.

Rodriguez, who is promoted by King’s Promotions, took the victory by scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74 to raise his record to 11-1-1.  Vazquez is now 15-4-1.

Lightweight James Bernadin remained undefeated with a fifth round stoppage over veteran Jairo Lopez in a scheduled six-round bout.

The time of the stoppage was 1:07 for Bernadin of Lancaster, PA who is pro\moted by King’s Promotions and is now 8-0-1 with five knockouts.  Lopez of Mexico 27-17.

King’s Promotions signee Joseph Jackson remained perfect by stopping Anthony Lenk in round three of an eight-round super welterweight bout.

The time of the stoppage was 2:49 for Jackson of Greensboro, North Carolina, who is now 18-0 with 14 knockouts.  Lenk of Niagara Falls, NY is 17-10.

Joseph George won a six-round unanimous decision over Juan De Angel in a light heavyweight fight.

King’s Promotions fighter George of Houston won by scores of 60-53 on all cards and is now 12-0.  De Angel of Barranquilla, Colombia is 22-16-1.

Julian Gonzalez stopped Rondale Hubbert in the opening round of their six-round lightweight bout

Gonzalez of Reading, PA, is promoted by King’s Promotions got the stoppage at 2:48 and is now 7-0-1 with seven knockouts.  Hubbert of Duluth, Minnesota is 14-24-3.

Thanjahe Teasley remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Maycom Oller Di Silva in a welterweight bout.

Teasley of Allentown, PA, is promoted by King’s Promotions won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all cards and is now 4-0.  Dil Silva of Concord, NH is 1-7.




Bantamweight Christian Carto Headlines Against Hector Andres Sosa on Saturday, October 1st at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Rising Atif Oberlton Takes on Christian Thomas in Battle of Undefeated Light Heavyweights

Kenny Robles Fights Popular Jerome Conquest

Undefeated King’s Promotions Fighter Quadir Albright

Kashon Hutchinson Fights Rasheed Johnson

Plus James Martin on Loaded Card

PHILADELPHIA (September 22, 2022)– A huge night of boxing comes to the 2300 Arena on Saturday, October 1st as Philly favorite, bantamweight Christian Carto takes part in the eight-round main event against once-beaten Hector Andres Sosa.

The eight-bout card is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Carto of Philadelphia is 19-1 with 13 knockouts. The 25-year-old is in his sixth year as a professional and has quality wins over Alonso Melendez (14-1) and James Smith (12-1). Carto has two consecutive first round knockouts, with his most recent being over Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini on April 22nd at The 2300 Arena.

Sosa of Buenos Aires, Argentina is 14-1 with eight knockouts. The former South American Bantamweight champion is 26 years-old and has wins over Gonzalo Roman Garay (1-0) & Ckari Cani Mansilla (15-1), Sosa is coming off a unanimous decision over Jose Armando Valdes Bernal on September 2nd in Sinaloa, Mexico.

The six-round co-feature will pit one of the top prospects in the sport as it will be a battle of undefeated light heavyweight Atif Oberlton and Christian Thomas.

Oberlton, 24, of Philadelphia boasts a mark of 6-0 with five knockouts. The fighter known as “Lord Pretty Calvo” has faced veteran competition in his early career. He has wins over Jasper McCargo (4-1-2), Erbest Amuzu (26-5) and his last bout when he took a unanimous decision over Robert Burwell on August 20th in Hollywood, Florida.

Thomas of Las Vegas is 11-0 with nine knockouts. Thomas has fought his whole career in Mexico and will be making his American debut. Thomas is coming off a second-round stoppage over Fernando Tamayo Alvarez January 29, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico.

Six more bouts round out the undercard with some quality matchups featuring outstanding talent.

In eight-round bouts:

Kenny Robles (9-2, 3 KOs) of Staten Island, New York will fight Jerome Conquest (11-, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a junior welterweight bout.

Colby Madison (10-3-2, 6 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland takes on former world title challenger Junior Wright (18-4-1, 15 KOs) of Evanston, Illinois in a heavyweight contest.

In Six-Round Bouts:

Quadir Albright (6-0, 6 KOs) of Philadelphia fights Roberto Gomez (4-0, 4 KO) of Mexico City, Mexico in a junior welterweight bout featuring fighters with perfect knockout records.

Kashon Hutchinson (9-5, 2 KOs) of Reading, PA fights Rasheed Johnson (8-4, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia in a welterweight contest. This fight is a rematch of a 2019 fight where Hutchinson won a close unanimous decision.

James Martin (8-3-1) of Philadelphia takes on Alejando Munera (6-6-4) of Medellin, Colombia in a junior middleweight fight.

In a four-round bout, Erisnelsy Castillo of Las Vegas makes his professional debut when he takes on an opponent to be named in a flyweight bout.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Sept. 21, 2022) – It’s late September and class is in full swing for FloSports FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast. The Fall 2022 slate continues with consistency as the popular pugilistic platform is set to deliver three-straight weekends of action, beginning with Friday night fights live from Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem, Pa.

“With three fights in the next three weeks and four total between now and Thanksgiving, we’re pleased to deliver a ton of fall fisticuffs for a low subscription cost on FloCombat,” said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media. “Three of our upcoming bouts will be with Marshall Kauffman and the Kings Promotions P.A. regional juggernauts, who have established uncommon reliability and quality in the area. Siddique Farooqi and Michael Woods – founder of – will be with us ringside on Friday and beyond.”  

As part of FIGHTNIGHT LIVE’s blockbuster multi-event deal with FloSports, Friday’s 7 p.m. card will air in its entirety on FloCombat. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE plans to continue to deliver a regular slate of boxing and MMA cards via the subscription-based FloSports platform. Fight fans can witness every explosive knockout and drama-dripped decision from regional rising stars – as well as the 10,000-plus events streamed annually by FloSports via the web, the FloSports mobile app (iOS and Android), or connected TV platforms such as AppleTV, Roku, FireTV, Vizio and others – for as little as $12.50 per month. Fight fans can subscribe with a monthly or annual membership today at to be ready for a full schedule of FIGHTNIGHT LIVE events in 2022.  

Additional FIGHTNIGHT LIVE programming – such as event previews, some undercards and highlights – will be available through the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook channel, which boasts nearly 88,000 fans and almost 100,000 followers, and on the Everlast page which is followed by more than 442,000.

On Friday, rising sensation Jonathan Rodriquez of Bethlehem (10-1-1, 3 KOs) will be looking for the biggest win of his career, eager to shine as a headliner in front of his hometown fans. Rodriquez makes his fifth-career appearance at The Wind Creek Events Center as he takes on Oscar Vasquez of Sun Valley, Nev. (15-3-1, 3 KOs). A host of Kings Promotions’ local undefeated prospects will be featured in separate undercard bouts, including James Bernadin of Lancaster (7-0-1, 4 KOs), Thanjhae Teasley of Bethlehem (3-0, 2 KOs), Julian Gonzalez of Reading (6-0-1, 6 KOs) and Joseph George of Houston, Texas (11-0, 7 KOs).

Now in its fifth season, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is the fan-friendly platform that – among other aspects – prides itself on creating a home for rising combat sports stars and regional boxing and MMA promotions. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE has showcased more than 960 fighters and 26 promotions during 63 live event broadcasts from 27 different cities and three countries since May 2017, and in doing so, the platform has generated the loyal interest of fight fans from across the United States and around the globe, including significant audiences in Mexico, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, and even fans in South America, Asia and Australia.  

Created and produced by Linacre Media out of Annapolis, Md., the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series features professional announcers, multiple camera angles, television graphics, replays and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. The streamed shows are available globally via FloSports, through web, mobile devices (both iOS and Android) and connected TV solutions, such as Roku, FireTV and AppleTV. The initiative not only enables fans from around the world to tune in, but also gives up-and-coming fighters a global platform to showcase their abilities, gives promoters an accessible “broadcast” solution and gives sponsors the ability to reach a mass audience via branded content.

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Nahir Albright vs. Estivan Falcao Eight-Round Lightweight Bout Headlines This Friday Night at Th Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA

Undefeated Romuel Cruz, Erron Peterson, Famous Wilson in Action

PHILADELPHIA PA (September 21, 2022)–This friday night, A big lightweight bout will headline RDR Promotions debut at The Clarion Hotel as Nahir Albright will take on undefeated Estivan Falcao in a bout scheduled for eig-rounds.

Albright of Sicklerville, New Jersey has a record of 14-2 with seven knockouts. The 26 year-old Albright is a six-year professional, and has a slew of good wins which include getting his hand raised against Danny Murray (1-0), Glenford Nickey (4-1-1), Roy McGill (6-1), Dante Cox (6-1), former world title challenger Cosme Rivera, Jeremy Hill (15-1) and Michael Dutchover (15-1). In his last bout, Alright came up short as he dropped a unanimous decision to undefeated Jamaine Ortiz on February 18th in Orlando. The bout headlined a ShoBox: The New Generation card on SHOWTIME.

Falcao of Sao Paulo, Brazil is 11-0 with six-knockouts. The 26 year-old Falcao will be making his United States debut. In Brazil, he defeated undefeated fighters Eduardo Costa Do Nascimento (1-0) and Jefferson Da Silva (5-0). He is coming off a unanimous decision win over Rodolfo Franz on July 24, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Falco is the brother of Brazil’s Olympic Silver Medal winner Esquiva Falcao (30-0 as a professional) and Bronze Medal Winner Yamaguchi Falcao (21-1-1 as a professional).

A packed undercard is being assembled and already will feature some Philly favorites and prospects.

In Six-Round Bouts:

Cameron Krael (19-22-3, 6 KOs) of Las Vegas takes on Temirlan Raimkulov (5-1-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a junior middleweight bout.

In a welterweight rematch, RDR Promotions signee Mark Dawson (9-1-1. 3 KOs) fights Vincent Floyd (4-13-1, 2 KOs) in a battle of Philadelphian’s.

In Four-Round Bouts:

Undefeated Romuel Cruz (7-0-1, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia fights Roberto Pucheta (10-21-3, 6 KOs) of Jalisco, Mexico in a super bantamweight rematch.

Dominique Mayfield (1-1) of Philadelphia will take on debuting Jeremiah Wiles of Philadelphia in a heavyweight contest.

Erron Peterson (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Igor Peterev (0-1) of Hallandale, Florida in a middleweight contest.

Famous Wilson (1-0) of Deer Park, NY takes on Tyler Jaques (0-4-1) of Bennington, Vermont in a middleweight contest.

Rahiem Cooke (1-2) of Philadelphia fights Joshua Zimmerman (0-9) of Baltimore in a super lightweight contest.

Prized amateur standout Marvelous Corbin of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Kaywann Sistrunk (0-7-1) of Detroit, Michigan in a junior welterweight.



Joshafat Ortiz Remains Undefeated With Unanimous Decision Over Lozano in Philadelphia

Cruz, Villanueva and Salgado Still Undefeated With Victories

PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2022)-Junior Lightweight Joshafat Ortiz remained undefeated with a Six-round unanimous decision over Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano in the featured bout at The Fillmore Philadelphia.

The Friday night card was promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions, with the Ortiz – Lozano fight being co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

Ortiz of Reading, PA won by shutout tallies of 60-54 on all cards and is now 11-0.  Lozano is 18-9-1.

Hard Hitting Promotions junior welterweight Jan Carlos Rivera stopped Gonzalo Carlos Dallera in round two of their scheduled six-round affair.

In round two, Rivera dropped Dallera with a body shot.  Rivera scored another knockdown when he landed a hard right hook.  Dallera got to his feet, nut was deemed unable to continue at 2:58.

Rivera of Philadelphia is 7-1 with five knockouts.  Dallera is 10-18.

Recent Hard Hitting Promotions signee LeAnna Cruz remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Lillian Almarez in a super flyweight bout.

Cruz of Allentown, PA won by scores of 39-37 on all cards and is now 3-0.

Carlos Ramos won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Diuhl Olguin in a junior lightweight bout.

Ramos of Spain was able to drop Olguin in the opening frame, and cruised home to a victory by scores of 59-54 on all cards and is now 16-2.  Olguin is 15-26-5.

Jeffrey Villanueva stopped Jose Torres in round one of their four-round bantamweight fight. 

Villanueva was able to land some hard combinations that put Torres down, and the bout was stopped at 2:44.

Villanueva of Allentown, PA is now 2-0 with one knockout.  Torres is 0-2.

John Leonardo won a six-round unanimous decision over Pedro Hernandez in a super featherweight bout.

Leonardo of Englishtown, NJ won by scores of 60-54 and is now 8-1-1.  Hernandez is 7-13-1.

Axl Melendez Salgado remained undefeated with a second round stoppage over Abdiel Padilla Burgos in a welterweight bout.

Salgado scored two knockdowns, with the latter forcing a corner stoppage at 2:10.

Salgado of Ceiba, Puerto Rico is 4-0 with three knockouts.  Burgos falls to 1-4.


Granite Chin Promotions

Closing out 2022 strong with two Massachusetts events

Nov. 19 in Springfield, Nov. 23 in Bridgewater 

QUINCY, Mass. (September 20, 2022) – Granite Chin Promotions has announced its final two events of 2022, both in Massachusetts, November 19 in Springfield, and Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 23) in Bridgewater.

“With a lot of the Granite Chin fighters progressing in their careers,” Granite Chin president Chris Traietti said, “I feel like it is on me to progress with my events to showcase the fighters and propel them onto much bigger stages.  After the August 6th event, I felt like it was time to recharge the batteries for a few weeks, then gear up to close out the year strong.  I am psyched to be finally out in the Springfield area putting on a stacked card from top to bottom at a great venue like  Mass Mutual Center.  A huge thank you to my partner in this show, Gunther Fishgold, for tirelessly helping out behind the scenes to help make this happen. A few days later we are going back to Bridgewater to honor the late, great Jimmy Farrell in what will be a great night of Pro-Am boxing.” 

Granite Chin’s first show in Springfield, “Springfield Championship Boxing” at Mass Mutual Center, will showcase some of the best fighters from Western Mass., including undefeated prospects such as Pittsfield’s Steve Sumpter (6-0, 6 KOs), as Holyoke’s Denzel “Double Impact” Whitley (9-0, 6 KOs) and Carlos Castillo (5-0, 3 KOs).

Granite Chin’s best overall show pits a pair of undefeated prospects in an 8-round bout for the vacant Massachusetts Light Heavyweight Championship, Sumpter vs. New Bedford’s Edet “Papito” Mkpanam (8-0, 7 KOs).

Sumpter, who has knocked out all six of his professional opponents to date, has been campaigning as a super middleweight, while Mkpanam captured a silver medal at the 2018 New England Golden Gloves Tournament.

In another 8-round matchup, Whitley (9-0, 6 KOs) takes on dangerous welterweight Kris Jacobs (5-2-1, 2 KOs), of Fall River (MA). Whitley is a promising prospect who is trained by former pro fighters, father Derrick and Uncle Darren. Jacobs has defeated three previously undefeated opponents, including 2-0 Ryan Thomas Clark in his last fight by way of a 6-round split decision.

Rounding out the tripleheader of Western Mass. pro boxing power also includes Castillo vs. Travis Gambardella (7-2-2, 3 KOs), of Revere, MA, in a 6-round welterweight fight.

The 24-year-old Castillo is a gifted boxer who is stepping up in terms of his level of opponents versus Gambardella, who has won 5 of his last 7 fights and his two draws could have easily been victories.

Topping the undercard is undefeated lightweight prospect RayJay “The Destroyer” Bermudez (16-0, 11 KOs) puts his perfect pro record on the line against battle-tested Tyrone “Hands of Stone” Luckey (15-18-4, 11 KOs) in an 8-round match. Bermudez is trained by his uncle Hector Bermudez, who owns and operates a gym in Springfield. Luckey has become a gatekeeper who has tested numerous prospects.

“This show is going to soon be the talk of Massachusetts boxing,” Traietti commented, “if it isn’t already.  All the fighters thus far have been awesome to deal with.  The six guys in the tripleheader portion jumped on their chance to step up and see where they are at.  This is just the start of a bunch of powerhouse local shows Granite Chin is going to be a part of.  As a promoter, shows like this are easy to promote, fights like these sell themselves.”

The inaugural Jimmy Farrell Fight Night is in memory of the late Jimmy Farrell, a popular New England trainer who recently passed away. Granite Chin will donate to Old Colony Hospice for its care of Farrell.

Jimmy Farrell Fight Night will be a Pro-Am card showcasing some of New England’s best amateurs on a card that will soon be announced.

The pro card is headlined by a 6-round main event between Swansea’s Anthony “The Gentle Savage” Andreozzi (3-2, 1 KO) and Woburn’s Julien “Black Dragon” Baptiste (4-2, 2 KOs) for the vacant Massachusetts Middleweight Championship.

The Andreozzi-Baptiste title fight was supposed to happen August 6th at the same venue, however, Andreozzi became ill in the locker room during fight night, canceling their fight.

The grandson of the great Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Atlanta-based James “Savage” Hagler, Jr. (3-1, 1 KO), will fight Scott “Bombz” Lampert (3-6, 2 KOs) in the 4-round co-featured event. Hagler, Jr. will be fighting close to where his late grandfather fought out of in Brockton.

Also scheduled to fight in separate 4-rounders are Providence (RI) super lightweight Rob “TNT” Nolette (1-2, 1 KO), as well as a pair of Brockton fighters, heavyweight Kirk Wilmont (1-0, 1 KO) and pro-debuting junior welterweight Stephen Davis.

“Jimmy loved all aspects and levels of boxing, so it is only fitting to do a Pro-Am in his memory and raise some money for a great organization in Old Colony Hospice,” Traietti concluded. “It will be a fun night with great fans, plus some of Jimmy’s closest friends and family.  The Andreozzi- Baptiste and the Hagler-Lampert fights are going to be fireworks.  These are two legit 50/50 fights with completely contrasting styles.  We have Melissa Kelly matching up the amateurs and nobody knows the amateur scene around here like her. I have all the confidence in the world that those fights will be awesome.  This will be a great way to kick off Thanksgiving weekend.”



Historic doubleheader to stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+

All Tickets Purchased For Original September Date Remain Valid For New October 15th Date – Existing Ticket Holders Do Not Need To Obtain New Tickets

LONDON (Sept. 20, 2022) — Unfinished business will finally be settled as the most anticipated female fight of all-time has officially been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15.

Having been postponed by the British Boxing Board of Control due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week, the long-awaited BOXXER: LEGACY – Shields vs Marshall clash will now take place in just over four weeks’ time at The O2 in London.

The headline bout – broadcast live and exclusively in the UK & Ireland on Sky Sports – will see bitter rivals Claressa ‘GWOAT’ Shields and Savannah ‘The Silent Assassin’ Marshall collide for the undisputed middleweight championship of the world, concluding their decade-long feud.

All tickets purchased for the original September date remain valid for the new October 15 date and ticket holders do not need to take any action or obtain new tickets to attend the event.

The last remaining tickets – priced at just £25 – are available to purchase now via Tickets in every other price bracket are now sold out.

In association with Top Rank and Matchroom Boxing, WBO/IBF/Ring Magazine champion Mikaela Mayer and WBC champion Alycia Baumgardner will clash in a junior lightweight title unification grudge match. Shields-Marshall and Mayer-Baumgardner will be among the bouts streaming live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.

In what will be an iconic night of celebration for women’s boxing, the full undercard for the first-ever all-female card televised in Britain remains the same.

Team GB’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal hero Lauren Price competes, alongside fellow Team GB favorites Karriss Artingstall and Caroline Dubois, who will all look to light up the capital on what promises to be a special evening for the sport.


SAN DIEGO, CA (September 8, 2022) – The crossroads, 12-round lightweight main event fight featuring Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (32-2-1) and Mexico’s undefeated rising star, William “Camarón” Zepeda (26-0, 23 KOs) has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 29. Fight fans will now be able to enjoy the make-or-break fight a week earlier, as the event was previously announced for Saturday, Nov. 5.
A fight for their careers, the dangerous combat is set to take place at the Pechanga Arena San Diego and will be broadcast live worldwide exclusively on DAZN
Tickets for Diaz, Jr. vs. Zepeda go on sale Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $125, $80, $60, $40 and $25 not including applicable service charges. Tickets will be available for purchase at:
“I’m ready to put on a great performance for my comeback fight in front of everyone that will be attending in San Diego and who will be tuned in live on DAZN,” said JoJo Diaz. 
“Now that my fight is formally announced to be in San Diego, I am looking forward to battling JoJo Diaz in front of all the fans in that great city,” said William Zepeda. “I have seen the crowds there, and they’re loud so I expect nothing less on October 29.” 
With over 125 live entertainment events annually, Pechanga Arena is San Diego’s leading destination for sporting events, family shows, and concerts.
“Pechanga Arena is the historic home to some of boxing’s most storied fights,” said General Manager Steve Tadlock. “We look forward to building on this legacy, and partnering with Golden Boy Promotions on the Diaz, Jr. vs. Zepeda fight to create and deliver a winning guest experience.”
More information on the undercard will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Diaz, Jr. vs. Zepeda is a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The fight will take place on Saturday, October 29 and will be broadcast live exclusively on DAZN worldwide. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” and “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.




Heavyweight Joey Dawejko Stops Mike Marshall in 4

BENSALEM, PA–Popular heavyweight Joey Dawejko stopped Mike Marshall in round four of their scheduled six-round bout at The Xcite Center inside Parx Casino.

The eight-bout card was promoted by Joe Hand Promotions.

In round two, Dawejko uncorked a wicked left hook that hit Marshall square in the right side of his head, and he fell on his back. Dawejko landed hard body shots with both hands.

Just after the 10-second clap in round four, Dawejko landed another quick and powerful left hook that sent Marshall down for a second time. Marshall struggled to his feet and the referee Eric Dali waved the fight off at the 3:00 mark.

Dawejko, 261.7 lbs of Philadelphia is now 22-10-4 with 13 knockouts. Marshall, 251.7 lbs of Danbury, CT is 6-4-1.

Daiyaan Butt won a six-round unanimous decision over Tyrone Luckey in a super lightweight bout.

It was a competitive fight that saw Butt control the action with activity, but Luckey would keep Butt honest by landing an occasional power shot.

In round five, Luckey began to bleed from his nose.

Butt, 141.5 lbs of Philadelphia won by scores of 60-54 twice and 58-56 and is now 11-2. Luckey, 140.2 lbs of Galloway, NJ is 15-18-4

Nelson Morales won a five-round technical split decision over Christopher Burgos in a super lightweight.

The bout was stopped at 2:45 of round five as Burgos was unable to continue due to an accidental headbutt.

Morales, 140.9 lbs of Scranton, PA is 3-1. Burgos, 142 lbs of Philadelphia is 3-6-2.

Soslan Alborov and Brendan O’Callaghan battled to a spirited four-round majority draw in a middleweight fight.

Scores were 40-36 for O’Callaghan and 38-38 twice.

O’Callaghan, 155.4 lbs of Philadelphia is 3-1-1. Alborov, 154.5 lbs of Philadelphia is 0-1-1,

Bryce Mills won a four-round unanimous decision over Carlos Marrero in a super lightweight bout.

Mills, 142 lbs of Syracuse, NY won by scores of 40-36 on all cards and is now 9-1. Marrero, 142 lbs of Bridgeport, PA is 3-8.

Tyler Zwicharowski made a successful pro debut by stopping Andre Hinmon in round three of their four-round middleweight contest.

In round three, Zwicharowski battered Hinmon all over the ring until he put him down with a right hand. Zwicharowski was all over Hinmon that forced referee Shawn Clark to stop the bout at 1:18.

Zwicharowski, 162.5 lbs of Philadelphia is 1-0 with one knockout. Hinmon, 166 lbs of Philadelphia is 0-2.

In a battle of pro debuting super featherweights, Devin Gantt stopped Tajiro Arakawa in round three of their four-round bout.

In round three, Gantt hurt Arakawa with a combination, and he dropped him face-first with a hard left hand. Referee Eric Dali waved it off at 44 seconds.

Gantt, 126.3 lbs of Sicklerville, NJ is 1-0 with one knockout. Arakawa, 128.7 lbs of New York, NY is 0-1.

Everlon Still won a four round unanimous decision over Derrick Vann in a super middleweight bout.

Still, 169.5 lbs of Voorhees, NJ won by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice and is now 2-2. Vann, 166.5 lbs of Philadelphia, PA is 2-5.

Photo by Darryl Cobb Jr.


Wilmington, DE- Dee Lee Promotions, LLC in association with Family Legacy Finest and Matchmaker, Nick Tiberi will present a night of LIVE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL BOXING on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at The Chase Fieldhouse, 401 Garasches Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801. This sensational fight card features many of boxing’s young up and coming international talent on the hunt to make their mark in the world of professional boxing. Fighters from Portugal, Hungary and Canada have big dreams and each believes Wilmington will be a big step in accomplishing those dreams.


In this first ever Professional Boxing Promotion at The Chase Fieldhouse, two exciting bouts share the top honor as Co-Main events. Jessica ‘The Cobra’ Camara (8-3-0/0 ko’s) fighting out of Portugal by way of Canada, will make her second attempt to win a World Super Lightweight Title when she takes on a really tough Jaica Pavilus (3-6-1/0 ko’s) coming to Wilmington from Port-au-Prince, Haiti by way of New York. Camara came up short in her first title shot losing a hard fought 10 round split decision and this time around, she’s looking to walk out of the ring with the belt. Delaware’s knowledgeable boxing fans won’t be fooled by either fighter’s record, as it’s common knowledge in boxing circles, that these women fighters fight wherever and whomever is put in front of them…period.


Lightweights Pedro ‘The Black Panther’ Gomes (10-3-0/2 ko’s) of Porto, Portugal and Dante ‘The Red Cornet’ Cox (8-2-0/5 ko’s) out of Germany by way of Glen Burnie, MD share the other co-main honors. Gomes is coming a long way to showcase his talents but he’ll need to be on top of his game, since Cox is a southpaw with power, as witnessed by his impressive knockout record.


Undefeated Istvan ‘Hungarian Hammer’ Bernath (10-0-0/10 ko’s), the number one ranked Hungarian heavyweight, heads up this exciting undercard of young Turks. Boxing fans worldwide crave the kind of one punch destruction that distinguishes the heavyweight division from all others and Bernath is that kind of heavyweight. The Hungarian Hammer has that power and more, so be in your seats fight fans, because when the bell rings for this one, there’s going to be Thunder!


The young talented undercard will include Portugal’s Milton ‘The Prince’ Jeremias (4-0-0/2 ko’s) looking to remain undefeated, for the 3rd time in the USA, when he takes on Bedford, Ohio’s Shawn Rall (2-6-0/2 ko’s) in an exciting 4 round welterweight matchup. This will be Rall’s 4th fight this year, so it seems he’s in a hurry to climb back in the ring as often as possible. Also appearing on the undercard are, Jalique Holden (1-0) and Weusi Johnson (3-22) both of Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia’s own Adonis Wilkins looking forward to making his Pro Debut.


A pair of Chester, PA fighters round out this undercard. Both Middleweight, Frankie Lynn (1-0) and heavyweight, Tony Young (Pro Debut) have big plans, but for each of these young talents, those plans have to go through Wilmington, DE Saturday night, September 17th, 2022. This is the moment Wilmington and Delaware have wished for, so get your tickets early! Doors open at 6:00pm First bout slated for 7:00pm


TICKET INFO: $30.00 GA can be purchased online via Eventbrite, or purchased at the door fight night.


Sponsorships and Chair/Table Ringside sales can be purchased by contacting Joe Richmond 302.509.5059. 


For more info contact: Promoter Diane Fischer 609.868.4243 or 856.692.1206 and Matchmaker Nick Tiberi 302.540.7203.




16-0 Mexican lightweight prospect Luis “Koreano” Torres to headline

Sept. 16th “Canela Boxeo” card

Live & Free stream from Mexico on and Canela Sports

LOS ANGELES (August 29, 2022) – Red hot Mexican prospect Luis “Koreano” Torres (16-0, 10 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight title at home on September 16th at home in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, headlining the next installment of the entertaining “Canela Boxeo” series, presented by CANELA BOXEO and World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS), led by CEO Terry Hollan and promoter/matchmaker Guy Taylor.

“Canela Boxeo” is streamed live and for FREE from Mexico on the third Friday night of every month, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The September 16th card will be held in Expo Palenque in Ciudad Sonora.

(L-R) – Assistant Trainer (brother) Jose Carlos Torres, Luis Torres, head Trainer (uncle) Alejo Torres and WCBS co-founder/matchmaker Guy Taylor

The gifted Torres grew up in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Obregon, Colonia Cajeme, turning pro when he was only 16. A former WBC Youth Silver Champion, the 20-year-old Torres captured his WBC Latino lightweight crown in his last fight, taking a 10-round unanimous decision from Diego Andrade Chavez (14-6-2) in Ciudad Obregon

Torres will face a challenger to be determined in the 10-round main event.

“September 16th will be th most stacked card we have done on CANALA TV,” Taylor said. “Torres is quickly becoming one of the most talked about names in Mexico since he won the WBC Latino Championship. Torres and the new CANELA BOXEO is can’t miss TV.”

Also scheduled to be in action is another pair of talented Mexican lightweights, undefeated Marco Cota Moreno (8-0, 6 KOs) in his first scheduled 8-round bout, and Misael “Pichon” Urias (12-1, 9 KOs) in an 8-rounder.

The 20-year-old Moreno was 146-4 as an amateur, highlighted by a bronze-medal performance at the 2015 National Tournament, in addition to winning a gold medal as National Champion. He was also a 5-time Sonora State Champion.

Urias, 23, lost for the first time as a pro in his last fight, on the road in Montreal, to Mithieu Germain (20-2-1) by way of a competitive 10-round decision this past June 2nd.

More details about this potentially explosive card will soon be announced.

“Canela Boxeo” – LIVE, EXCLUSIVE and FREE stream — on CANELA.TV, presented by World Cup Boxing Series, on Friday, September 16th from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, throughout the United States, Mexico, and Latin America.

Canela.TV is available for download on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, as well as through linear channels on Samsung TV Plus, LG, Vizio, Plex, Distro TV and available through iTunes and Google Play. Users can find a wide variety of content, including soap operas, news, movies, television series, cooking shows, among others, through the Hispanic lens. For additional information on Canela.TV please visit:

“Canela Boxeo” was created by CANELA MEDIA, a leading, minority-owned technology driven company committed to redefining digital media experiences for the Hispanic Community, and World Cup Boxing Series (WCBS), led by its creators CEO Terry Holland and promoter/matchmaker Guy Taylor.

ABOUT CANELA MEDIA: Canela Media is the leading, minority-owned technology driven company offering brands a complete ecosystem to connect with multicultural audiences starting with its free streaming platform service, Canela.TV which enriches the new generation of U.S. Latinos with free access to unique, culturally relevant content. In addition to TV content, Canela Music features a unique blend of Latin music programming, featuring various genres from Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Classics, Romantic, and more.

Canela Media reaches more than 50 million unique Hispanics across its 180+ premium Spanish-language sites. Combined with the company’s proprietary data, Canela Media possesses in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to establish meaningful and culturally relevant connections with the new mainstream- U.S. and Latin America Hispanics.

Headquartered in New York, Canela Media is ranked as the third largest Hispanic ad-focused company and the only female-and minority-owned certified digital company. For more information please visit:

ABOUT WORLD CUP BOXING SERIES (WCBS): World Cup Boxing Series is your passport to the best online fights you’ll ever see. WCBS is the only active tournament and team fight series in professional boxing. For years, its creator Guy Taylor has been tasked with creating tough, competitive matches for promoters eager to test their rising prospects and contenders. That same mindset has now been applied to his own latest creation, World Cup Boxing Series. For more information, please visit



Nahir Albright Takes on Estivan Falcao on Friday Night, September 23rd at  the famed Clarion Hotel in Essington, Pennsylvania

Undefeated Romuel Cruz, Erron Peterson, Famous Wilson & Nimal Farmer in Action

Philadlphia, PA (August 29, 2022)–A big lightweight bout will headline RDR Promotions debut at The Clarion Hotel on Friday night, September 23rd as Nahir Albright will take on undefeated Estivan Falcao in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.

Albright of Sicklerville, New Jersey has a record of 14-2 with seven knockouts. The 26 year-old Albright is a six-year professional, and has a slew of good wins which include getting his hand raised against Danny Murray (1-0), Glenford Nickey (4-1-1), Roy McGill (6-1), Dante Cox (6-1), former world title challenger Cosme Rivera, Jeremy Hill (15-1) and Michael Dutchover (15-1). In his last bout, Alright came up short as he dropped a unanimous decision to undefeated Jamaine Ortiz on February 18th in Orlando. The bout headlined a ShoBox: The New Generation card on SHOWTIME.

Falcao of Sao Paulo, Brazil is 11-0 with six-knockouts. The 26 year-old Falcao will be making his United States debut. In Brazil, he defeated undefeated fighters Eduardo Costa Do Nascimento (1-0) and Jefferson Da Silva (5-0). He is coming off a unanimous decision win over Rodolfo Franz on July 24, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Falco is the brother of Brazil’s Olympic Silver Medal winner Esquiva Falcao (30-0 as a professional) and Bronze Medal Winner Yamaguchi Falcao (21-1-1 as a professional).

A packed undercard is being assembled and already will feature some Philly favorites and prospects.

In Six-Round Bouts:

Cameron Krael (19-22-3, 6 KOs) of Las Vegas takes on Temirlan Raimkulov (5-1-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a junior middleweight bout.

In a welterweight rematch, RDR Promotions signee Mark Dawson (9-1-1. 3 KOs) fights Vincent Floyd (4-13-1, 2 KOs) in a battle of Philadelphian’s.

Undefeated Romuel Cruz (7-0-1, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia fights Roberto Pucheta (10-21-3, 6 KOs) of Jalisco, Mexico in a super bantamweight rematch.

In Four-Round Bouts:

Dominique Mayfield (1-1) of Philadelphia will take on debuting Jeremiah Wiles of Philadelphia in a heavyweight contest.

Erron Peterson (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights an opponent to be named in a middleweight contest.

Famous Wilson (1-0) of Deer Park, NY takes on Tyler Jaques (0-4-1) of Bennington, Vermont in a middleweight contest.

Nimal Farmer (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia squabbles Kaywann Sistrunk (0-7-1) of Detroit in a welterweight bout.

Rahiem Cooke (1-2) of Philadelphia fights Joshua Zimmerman (0-9) of Baltimore in a super lightweight contest.

Prized amateur standout Marvelous Corbin of Philadelphia will make his pro debut in a junior welterweight.

Tickets are $65, $75, $100 and $175 can be purchased by emailing

The Clarion Hotel is located at 76 Industrial highway in Essington, PA.


Jonathan Rodriguez Takes on Oscar Vazquez on Friday, September 23rd at The Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa

Undefeated King’s Promotions Fighters James Bernadin, Joseph Jackson Julian Gonzalez and Thanjhae Teasley in Action

Reading, PA (August 29, 2022)– Popular and local bantamweight Jonathan Rodriguez will take on tough veteran Oscar Vazquez in the main event of a tremendous night of professional boxing on Friday, September 23rd at The Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

The card is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Rodriguez of Bethlehem, has a record of 10-1-1 with three knockouts. The 23 year-old is a four-year professional, and will be looking for his biggest win of his career, and doing it in front of his hometown fans.

This will be his fifth appearance at The Events Center, and he is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Flores Canez on March 11th at The Wind Creek Events Center.

Vazquez of Sun Valley, Nevada is 15-3-1 with three knockouts. The 35 year-old has a win over Jose Toribio (6-1), and is now looking to get back in the win column after losing a unanimous decision to undefeated Ja’Rico Quinn on January 17, 2020 in Sloan, Iowa.

A slew of King’s Promotions undefeated prospects will be featured in undercard bouts.

In a eight-round co-feature, surging lightweight James Bernadin takes on Jairo Lopez.

Bernadin of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is 7-0-1 with four knockouts. The 29 year-old has been matched tough and has come through with flying colors as he has defeated Osvaldo Morales (4-0), Edgar Torres (8-2-1) and his bout when he took a unanimous decision over Kenny Robles (9-1) on May 20th in Philadelphia.

Lopez of Leon, Mexico is a veteran of the sport as he has a record of 27-17 with 18 knockouts.

Lopez, 31, is a 11-year veteran and has wins over Edgar Alejando Lomeil (10-1-2), Two wins over Marcos Vilasana (11-1) and (12-2), Jesus Antonio Rojas (9-0-1), former world champion Juan Salgado (26-4-1), Sergio Puente (27-2) & Eduardo Escobedo (34-7). Lopez is coming off a defeat to undefeated Trini Ochoa on July 30th in Phoenix, Arizona.

Also in an eight-round bout will be undefeated junior middleweight Joseph Jackson taking on Anthony Lenk.

Jackson of Greensboro, North Carolina is 17-0 with 13 knockouts. Jackson, 33 has defeated Monreco Goldston (5-0-1) and a nationally televised win over Derrick Colemon Jr. (11-0). In Jackson’s last bout, he stopped Terrance Williams in the opening round on June 5, 2021 in Philadelphia.

Lenk of Niagara Falls, New York is 17-9 with seven knockouts. Lenk, 34, has quality wins over Rufino Flores (1-0),Danny Escobar (6-0), Boyd Henley (8-0-1) and Edwin Soto (13-2-2). Lenk is coming off a 10-round defeat to Ian Green on June 11th in Miami.

In a six-round bout, Julian Gonzalez (6-0-1, 6 KOs) of Reading, PA takes on Rondale Hubbert (14-23-3, 8 KOs) of Duluth, Minnesota in a lightweight contest.

In Four-round bouts, 

Thanjhae Teasley (3-0, 2 KOs) of Allentown, PA takes on an opponent to be named in a welterweight bout.

Jetter Burgos (1-1) of Bronx, NY fights Tyriek Gainey (0-2) in a super lightweight bout.

Tickets are $50, $75, $100 and $150 and can be purchased at the below link:


September 23: Keyshawn Davis-Omar Tienda Lightweight Co-Feature Confirmed for Shakur Stevenson-Robson Conceição
Card at Newark’s Prudential Center LIVE on ESPN

Henry Lebron-Andy Vences junior lightweight tilt added to ESPN+-streamed undercard

NEWARK, N.J. (Aug. 26, 2022) — Norfolk’s Olympic silver medal star, Keyshawn Davis, now has an opponent for his long-awaited ring return. Davis, who shined for Team USA last summer in Tokyo, will fight Mexican veteran Omar Tienda in an eight-round lightweight showdown Friday, Sept. 23, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Davis-Tienda will be the co-feature to WBC/WBO junior lightweight world champion Shakur Stevenson’s hometown title defense against Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Robson Conceição.
Stevenson-Conceição and Davis-Tienda will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
The undercard — streaming live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT— features an eight-round junior lightweight bout between unbeaten prospect Henry “Moncho” Lebron and Andy “El Tiburon” Vences.
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Davis (5-0, 4 KOs) is back following April’s sixth-round TKO over Esteban Sanchez on the Oscar Valdez-Stevenson card. His proposed July bout against Jair Valtierra was postponed, but with a clean bill of health, Davis seeks to make waves once again before Stevenson takes center stage. Tienda (25-5, 18 KOs), from Guadalupe, Mexico, has won seven straight fights — all by knockout — since a 2017 decision loss to Dennis Galarza. His only stoppage defeat came in his seventh pro fight back in 2013.
Lebron (16-0, 10 KOs), from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, ranks among his island nation’s top prospects, but he’s looking to notch a signature victory. In his last outing, he won a clear eight-round unanimous decision over Luis Lebron (no relation). Vences (23-3-1, 12 KOs) is a 10-year pro from San Jose, California, who has battled a slew of top-rated fighters. His July 2020 split decision defeat to Luis Alberto Lopez — now the IBF No. 1 featherweight contender — ranked among the year’s best action fights. He makes his comeback little more than one year removed from a majority decision loss to former world title challenger Jono Carroll.
In other undercard action, Shakur Stevenson protégé Antoine Cobb (1-0-1, 1 KO) will fight an immediate rematch against Jaylan Phillips (1-2-1, 1 KO) in a four-rounder at welterweight. Cobb and Phillips fought to a crowd-pleasing draw April 30 on the Valdez-Stevenson undercard.
The undercard is also scheduled to include the following bouts:
Jahi Tucker (8-0, 5 KOs) vs. Jose Luis Sanchez (11-2-1, 4 KOs), 8 rounds, welterweight
Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Jose Argel (9-4, 3 KOs), 6 rounds, featherweight
Armani Almestica (6-0, 6 KOs) vs. Omar Urieta (3-1-1, 2 KOs), 6 rounds, lightweight
Pablo Valdez (6-0, 5 KOs) vs. Noe Alejandro Lopez (11-5-1, 4 KOs), 6 rounds, welterweight
Orlando Gonzalez (18-1, 11 KOs) vs. Misael Lopez (13-1, 5 KOs), 8 rounds, featherweight
Floyd “Cashflow” Diaz (6-0, 2 KOs) vs. Eduardo Diogo (3-0, 2 KOs), 6 rounds, junior featherweight


Joe Joyce vs. Joseph Parker Heavyweight Super Fight Lands on ESPN+

The showdown between Joyce and Parker goes down September 24 from the AO Arena in Manchester, England

 (Aug. 25, 2022) — Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker, the WBO’s top-rated heavyweight contenders, will collide Saturday, Sept. 24, from the AO Arena in Manchester, England.

The unbeaten Joyce (14-0, 13 KOs) – a 2016 Olympic silver medallist — holds the WBO International and WBC Silver heavyweight titles and is a former British, Commonwealth and European champion.

Parker (30-2, 21 KOs) previously held the WBO world title, winning the vacant belt against Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2016 and making successful defenses against Razvan Cojanu and Hughie Fury before losing on points in a unification fight against Anthony Joshua.

Joyce-Parker headlines a loaded UK fight night that will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Joyce vs Parker is promoted by Frank Warren for Queensberry Promotions in association with BOXXER.

The ESPN+ stream also features the return of seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs), who will attempt to unify her WBO and WBC featherweight world titles against unbeaten IBF champion Sarah Mahfoud (11-0, 3 KOs). The fight will be promoted by Frank Warren for Queensberry Promotions in association with Most Valuable Promotions.

Serrano returns to the featherweight ranks after her valiant stand against undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor in April, which she lost by disputed split decision. Serrano has won world titles in every weight class from 115 to 140 pounds and is among the most decorated fighters in women’s boxing history.

‘Nowhere to Run’, Joyce vs. Parker, will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport Box Office.


Johnny Famechon, former featherweight boxing champion, dies at 77

MELBOURNE, Australia — Former boxing world champion Johnny Famechon has died in Melbourne after a lengthy illness. He was 77.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame announced Famechon’s death in a statement on Thursday. Famechon was struck by a car while jogging in 1991 in Sydney, which caused him to suffer a stroke and resulted in an acquired brain injury.

Famechon and his family at the unveiling of a statue of him in Australia.

The Australian boxer’s most memorable world title victory was his decision win against Cuban Jose Legra for the WBC title at London’s Albert Hall in 1969. Famechon boxed professionally for more than 20 years and had a record of 56 wins (20 by knockout), five losses and six draws.

Famechon with ring legend Sugar Ray Robinson.

Famechon defended his featherweight world title against Japan’s Masahiko Harada, better known as Fighting Harada, six months after beating Legra and won in a controversial decision. In the rematch for the world title, Famechon knocked out Harada in the 14th round in Tokyo.

Famechon attempted to defend his WBC title in May 1970 in Rome against Mexican Vicente Saldivar but lost the fight.

He retired from boxing soon after at age 24.

Famechon standing by the unfinished statue of his likeness.

Born Jean-Pierre Famechon in 1945, he moved to Australia from France with his family when he was five.

“Johnny Famechon was one of the most popular Australian boxers of all time,” Sport Australia Hall of Fame chairman John Bertrand said.

“Johnny was our humble, skillful world champion, showing the essence of how we see our heroes. He was described as poetry in motion, a master craftsman.”


Courtesy of the Associated Press.




2-Time World Champion Jose Ramirez Confirmed for Sixth Annual Box Fan Expo, During Mexican Independence Day Weekend on Saturday September 17, in Las Vegas

 Box Fan Expo – the Largest Boxing Fan Event held in the U.S –

the Ultimate Boxing Fan Experience


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Las Vegas (August 2, 2022) – Two-time world champion Jose Ramírez has confirmed that he will appear at the Sixth Annual Box Fan Expo on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Expo will also coincide with the mega trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin, that will take place later that evening at the T-Mobile Arena. 

Ramírez will hold a Meet & Greet with his fans at his booth during the fan event held over the Mexican Independence Day weekend.

The Box Fan Expo is an annual fan event that coincides with some of the sports’ legendary, classic fights in Las Vegas, including Mayweather vs. Maidana II, Mayweather vs. Berto, Canelo vs. Chavez Jr., Canelo vs. GGG II, and Canelo vs. Jacobs. Centered in boxing’s longtime home – Las Vegas – this year’s Expo is a must-do for fight fans coming in for this legendary weekend, with dozens of professional fighters, promoters, and companies involved in the boxing industry. The Expo is the largest and only Boxing Fan Expo held in the United States. – @BoxFanExpo

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Ramírez will make his first appearance at this years’ Expo and will be signing gloves, photos, personal items and also have merchandise for sale for fans to enjoy. Boxing enthusiasts will have an opportunity to also take pictures with this fan friendly Boxing Star.

Ramírez joins David Benavidez, Shawn Porter, Jessie Vargas and Erik Morales as an early commitment to this year’s Box Fan Expo, with more Boxing stars to be announced.

Jose Ramirez

Ramírez is a Mexican American professional boxer. He is a former unified light welterweight champion, having held the WBC title from 2018 to May 2021 and the WBO title from 2019 to May 2021. As an amateur he was the number one rated in the WBC lightweight in the United States and represented the U.S at the 2012 Olympics. In June of 2020, Ramirez was ranked as the world’s second-best active light welterweight by The Ring Magazine. Some of Ramirez most noticeable fights came against Amir Imam, Maurice Hooker, Viktor Postal, Josh Taylor and Jose Pedraza. He is currently scheduled to fight next for the Vacant WBC Super lightweight championship versus Jose Zepeda in a highly anticipated rematch, which Ramirez won on Feb 10, 2019.

About Box Fan Expo

Box Fan Expo is the ultimate boxing fan experience event, which allows fans to meet the stars of boxing that represent the past, present and future of the sport. With hosted autograph signings, meet-and-greets with current and former boxing world champions, limited edition merchandise for sale, giveaways and more, this is the ultimate event for fans of the sport.

Past boxing stars that have participated include: Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Julio Cesar Chavez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Tommy Hearns, Roy Jones Jr, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Andre Ward, Mikey Garcia, Marcos Maidana, Devin Haney, David Benavidez, Errol Spence Jr, Sergio Martinez, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Tim Bradley, Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Fernando Vargas, Abner Mares, James Toney, Jessie Vargas, Vinny Paz, Mia St.John, Leo Santa Cruz, Badou Jack, Terry Norris, Riddick Bowe, Earnie Shavers, Michael & Leon Spinks, Danny Jacobs, Claressa Shields, Teofimo Lopez, Brandon Rios, Jorge Linares, and many more.

Exhibitors include boxing promoters, gear, apparel, equipment, energy drinks, supplement products, broadcasting media, sanctioning bodies, and other companies who showcase their brand to fans and the boxing industry as a whole.

Throughout the next few months leading up to the Event, there will be weekly updates on the many stars that will commit their appearance at the Boxing Expo.

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He’s Coming Home: Shakur Stevenson Formally Announces Robson Conceição Homecoming Title Defense at Newark Press Conference

Stevenson-Conceição will take place Friday, Sept. 23 at Prudential Center and LIVE on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET)

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NEWARK, N.J. (July 25, 2022) — Newark native Shakur Stevenson always wanted to return home as a world champion. The WBC/WBO junior lightweight king will get that opportunity Friday, Sept. 23 against Robson Conceição at Prudential Center, home of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.
The homecoming festivities kicked off Monday with a press conference at Prudential Center, and Stevenson was treated to a local hero’s welcome. Special guests included Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Coach Shaheen Holloway, Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton, and Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark.
Promoted by Top Rank, tickets starting at $50 are on sale now and can be purchased at Stevenson-Conceição and the return of lightweight U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Undercard action will stream on ESPN+ and includes welterweight Jahi Tucker, featherweight Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington, and junior bantamweight Floyd “Cashflow” Diaz.
Here is what the fighters had to say at the press conference.

Carl Moretti, VP of Boxing Operations, Top Rank
“Shakur Stevenson last fought here in July 2019. He now returns as a two-time world champion and a unified 130-pound champion. He’s on everyone’s pound-for-pound list. He’s one of the best fighters in the world. And when all of us travel, and you run into somebody and ask, ‘Where are you from?’ And you say, ‘Jersey.’ They’ll say, ‘What exit?’ But you know what, we say that it’s going to change to, ‘That’s the hometown of Shakur Stevenson.’ That’s how far he’s going to go. And he’s not even close to his prime.”
Shakur Stevenson
“For all the kids, you’ve got to keep trying to be great. Keep striving to be better. I want to be an example for you all. I want to make sure that I do my part. I’m going to come in shape and ready to fight on September 23. I’m going to put on a show for the kids, and for the city of Newark. I want to give you all a hell of a performance. I’m going to do my part, and I’m going to come in shape. I appreciate the support. I’m locked in, and September 23, I’m going to put on a show.”
Keyshawn Davis
“I feel like Top Rank has the best prospects in the game. This is definitely one of the cards to watch. I feel like this is going to be another ‘Oscar Valdez’ type of a night. I feel like this is going to be another Shakur Stevenson vs. Jamel Herring fight. I feel like fight is going to be about six rounds right here. But not only the main event. I feel like the undercard is going to put on a spectacular performance, too. I don’t really see any of us going the entire rounds because I feel like we should be getting stoppage that night. As for me, the business man is going to do what he do. I’ve been putting on great performances ever since ya’ll been seeing me fight.”
Bruce Carrington
“I know you will all be in the building on September 23. You know I’m bringing my people on September 23. We’re going to put on a show. A big shout out to all the boxers here. Floyd ‘Cashflow’ Diaz is in the building. ‘Flashy’ Keyshawn Davis is in the building. We’ve got Jahi Tucker. He’s in the building. And then you’ve got the man himself, Shakur Stevenson from Newark, New Jersey. He’s going to put on a show. And you know me as well, I’m going to put on a show, too. I’ll see you on September 23.”
Jahi Tucker
“On September 23, I’ll have a good performance for you all. It’s my first time fighting in Jersey. I’m going to make it a memorable one. Shakur is a great fighter. This is his hometown, so I’ve got to come strong. I’m going to be here September 23, and I’ll see you all.”
Floyd Diaz
“I just want to make sure I put on a show for everybody. I want to show everybody that I’m scary at 122. And it is what it is. On September 23, me and my guys are going to put on a show. We’re here to take over.”


Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, Shawn Porter and Ryan Garcia lead boxers in win over UFC on television’s Celebrity Family Feud
By Ron John Rinaldi

LOS ANGELES – The iconic television Family Feud, hosted by Steve Harvey, scored a knockout when present and past WBC Champions competed against their fellow combat sport adversaries in the UFC to the delight of the live crowd on hand.

The WBC team consisted of present WBC Silver Lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KO’s), former WBC and IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KO’s), retired legendary former Heavyweight Champions Evander Holyfield (44-10-2-1NC, 29 KO’s) and Riddick Bowe (43-1-1NC, 33 KO’s), as well as WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.

Surprisingly the weak link on the team happened to be Sulaiman, while the four boxers soared to victory with their answers.

In an interesting note, the day before the fighters were to appear as part of the boxing team for Family Feud, Shawn Porter somehow happened to be watching his Family Feud teammate Ryan Garcia’s boxing KO Francisco Fonseca on February 14, and wondered how the young boxer could have a fight and somehow be able to make the taping of the show the very next day.

“I was in denial,” Porter told ESPN. “I’m like, ‘He ain’t gonna be there. He’s fighting the night before.’ The second thought: ‘Is he that bold to schedule two things?’ My thought was, I hope to see him there.”

Not surprisingly, Garcia, who happens to be one of the new shining stars in boxing, Garcia knocked out Fonseca at just 1:20 of the second round and then, about 15 hours later, helped lead Team WBC to a dominant 522-37 victory over Team UFC on Feb. 15.

Garcia, Holyfield, Bowe, Porter, and Sulaiman.

The fight was in Anaheim, California. The show was filmed in the Fairfax district of L.A. and aired Thursday night on October 29 on ABC.

“We got the [early] knockout,” Garcia said afterward. “Two days in a row, [early] knockout.”

Forrest Griffin did not get Team UFC off to a good start on “Celebrity Family Feud,” much to the amusement of Henry Cejudo. “Giraffe”? What was Griffin thinking?

Team UFC was headed by former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, and also featured Henry Cejudo, who was UFC men’s bantamweight champion at the time, and former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm  along with welterweight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, and strawweight champion Michelle Waterson. 

Belt featuring host Steve Harvey’s face on it

With the victory, the WBC boxers earned $25,000 for the Andy Vargas Foundation, a youth scholarship program in Los Angeles. The UFC team won $5,000 for the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research.

Prior to the beginning of the Feud contest, the boxers presented Steve Harvey with an authentic WBC World Championship Belt featuring his name and likeness on it.

The UFC team also presented Harvey with the UFC championship Belt

The UFC team had a slow start and struggled to gain back any momentum. In the first showdown, between Garcia and Griffin, the ex-UFC fighter hit the button first and was asked to name a top answer for the question: “What animal does your wife turn into as soon as you come to bed?” Griffin stupidly answered “giraffe,” which was not on the board. Garcia said “bear” — the No. 1 answer, which allowed Team WBC to take control.

“That’s where it went wrong,” Griffin said with a laugh. “You have to set the tone as the team captain. We had a fumble on the opening kickoff. That’s pretty much what happened. … I don’t know where that came from, but I wish it went back there.”

Next to the UFC fighters, the WBC boxers looked liked Rhodes Scholars, especially Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe who proved to be the funniest contestant with the best answers.

But it was Bowe who delivered the most telling blow of the episode when host Steve Harvey asked: “Some guys are so lonely they’ll go out on a date with their who?”

Cool as you like, the man known as Big Daddy replied: “Joe.”

And Harvey fell straight into the trap.

“Joe, who?” he replied.

“Joe Mamma,” Bowe said.

Harvey let out an hysterical, stunned reaction as the players from both teams erupted in laughter.

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson was ready for battle, but welterweight boxer Shawn Porter and his WBC teammates had the last word on "Celebrity Family Feud."

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson was ready for battle, but former welterweight champion Shawn Porter and his WBC teammates had the last word on “Celebrity Family Feud.”

Joked Thompson: “As soon as ‘giraffe’ came out of his mouth, we were like, ‘OK, we’re screwed.'”

Bowe was arguably the MVP for Team WBC, quick with a joke and answers, including a showdown victory over Holm.

“Family Feud” host Steve Harvey told the studio audience that in Las Vegas five years ago he bet $10,000 on Holm to beat Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Holm, of course, knocked Rousey out. “I told everybody she was gonna whoop Ronda Rousey,” Harvey said.

Waterson said she’s a lifelong fan of “Family Feud” and was hoping to get more time to hang out with Harvey on set. “I want a rematch,” she said.

Team WBC would beg to differ. Garcia stole the show, guiding his team to victory just hours after a highlight-reel knockout in a boxing ring.

“Life is good,” Holyfield said. “One has to take advantage of the opportunity — and he did. Bam.”

Host Steve Harvey with the contestants and the belts.

Host Steve Harvey with the contestants and the belts.

All in all, it was great to see the boxers take part in the show.  Steve Harvey, a lifelong boxing fan, proved to be a genuinely thrilled to see his boxing heroes, as well as was generally touched when he was presented with the WBC Belt.

Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) is next scheduled to fight Luke Campbell in Indio on Dec. 5 for the WBC interim lightweight title.

Ryan Garcia, center, waives to the studio audience as the professional boxer from Victorville stands next to host Steve Harvey, left, and teammate Evander Holyfield on the set of "Celebrity Family Feud," which aired Thursday night, Oct. 29, 2020, on ABC.

Ryan Garcia, center, waives to the studio audience as the professional boxer from Victorville stands next to host Steve Harvey, left, and teammate Evander Holyfield on the set of “Celebrity Family Feud,” which aired Thursday night, Oct. 29, 2020, on ABC.

Earlier this month, he said he’s been “eagerly waiting” to get back to the sport he has dominated to this point. 

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, but I’m excited to bring the fans an escape for the night … or based on my track record, a few minutes at most,” Garcia said of his upcoming bout. “Luke’s record speaks for itself, but I’m ready to prove the doubters wrong. This is my era now, and Dec. 5 is just the start of it.”