BANNER PROMOTIONS AND THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS RE-INK WBO #1-RATED SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT JUAN CARLOS BURGOS
Orange, CA (May 23) – Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions are re-signing Tijuana’s crackerjack super featherweight contender Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-1, 20 KOs) to a second promotional contract.
After coming extremely close to winning a world title why stop now?
Co-Promoters Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and Burgos held a press conference luncheon earlier today in East Los Angeles to celebrate the re-connection at the world famous Tamayo Restaurant.
“We know Juan Carlos Burgos can be the best 130 in the world. He is ranked #1 in the world by the WBO and he should be challenging for that title in the very near future. I’m happy to have been able to work with Burgos thanks to my friendship and association with Ken Thompson and Alex Camponovo, I know we will continue doing great things together,” added Art Pellulo (President of Banner Promotions).
“We all saw what happened in New York and we know the next time out that Burgos will have his hand raised and be crowned world champion”, finished Pelullo
Said Thompson, “Juan Carlos Burgos should be recognized as the best 126-130 pounder out there. He has done a great job in every facet of his young career and today we will solidify his future and we will make sure he gets what he so eagerly deserves, a belt around his waist. Although he is 25 years old, he is a veteran of the sport as he started his professional career at the age of 16 and we know one day he will be considered as one of the greats. This is a happy day for our company.”
Said Camponovo, “we have worked very hard to make sure Juan Carlos Burgos stays with our family. We know of his potential and value it as such, we will show him the way and he will get there soon. He tried to capture that elusive belt twice, once he was close but inexperienced (Hasegawa), the last time he was robbed (Martinez) and got a draw, so we are hopeful that the third time will be the charm.”
“Mini” Burgos as boxing enthusiasts call him, has come razor close to winning a world title on two occasions. Last January, in New York City, the Mexican slugger was soundly beating Puerto Rico’s Roman Martinez and was the recipient of the worse judging seen in several years. After 12 rounds the fight was ruled a split draw and the Tijuana fighter was denied the WBO junior lightweight world title.
Many in the boxing media including those on the HBO telecast found the scoring an abomination.
Offered Burgos, “I want to thank both my promoters, Ken Thompson of Thompson Boxing and Art Pelullo of Banner for having the confidence in me and in my career and to Alex Camponovo for guiding me along the way, I also have to thank my trainer Gerardo Espinoza and my manager Roberto Sandoval for being always there for me. All of them have given me the opportunity to get to a world title in two occasions and now is my turn to pay them back. I will be a world champion and that day we will have a big celebration because they have been with me during the happy and hard times of my career.”
Added Sandoval (Burgos’ manager), “The signing of a new contract is really not the main significance of this event. It’s the confidence of our promoters in a young boxer who will be a world champion and now he has to show it in the ring. We are thankful because we want to continue the good work we started some five years ago and I know that Juan Carlos can reach all his goals but with the people that really care for him and have been there since the beginning.”
Back in 2010, Burgos was blocked from winning the WBC featherweight world title while challenging Hozumi Hasegawa. That fight held in Nagoya, Japan ended in a unanimous decision in favor of the Japanese boxer.
Burgos, who is the nephew of former mini flyweight world champion Victor Burgos, has rattled off some impressive wins while fighting under the promotional banner of Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions. Wins over undefeated Luis Cruz and Cesar Vazquez established Burgos as a force in the 130-pound division. Other notable wins came against Ricardo “Piolin” Castillo and former world champion Cristobal Cruz.
There’s little doubt that Burgos will follow in the footsteps of other Thompson Boxing fighters who achieved world championship status such as Yonnhy Perez and Timothy Bradley. More than a few think it’s just a matter of time.
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GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK & COMCAST SPORTSNET
CAGE FURY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTS “CFFC XXIV – SULLIVAN VS BECKER” BEGINNING MAY 27
May 23, 2013
GFL and Comcast continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to Atlantic City to present another loaded card with CFFC XXIV – Sullivan VS Becker. CFFC has quickly set itself apart on the regional MMA scene by expanding its footprint up and down the Eastern seaboard while running shows at a furious pace. This event is another home run for CFFC as the card will be anchored by two titles fights!
In the main event, CFFC Welterweight Champion George Sullivan (12-3) battles undefeated Brandon Becker (6-0). Sullivan, who has been riding high after his TKO victory over Ultimate Fighter veteran Julian Lane, is feeling confident going into this bout. Since joining CFFC in 2011, Sullivan has gone undefeated in four fights, with three of them being for the title. “I feel (CFFC) is the best organization around, I’m so pleased to be their champion,” continued Sullivan.
Becker knows he has his toughest test in his young career ahead of him, but will make the most of his opportunity. “Obviously CFFC is a great promotion. I would not have resigned with them if I had thought otherwise. I have fought for several others but none have been as well run and professional as CFFC.”
In the co-main event, CFFC Flyweight Titleholder Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella (12-3-1) looks to defend his belt against Dave Morgan (5-2). Since moving down to his natural weight class, Santella has won four in a row. He feels as though he is on the cusp of the UFC and fighting is now strictly business. “I’m looking forward to the fight,” said Santella. “Dave Morgan is a strong wrestler and I feel like I can finish my opponent anywhere the fight goes.”
Fighting out of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dave Morgan knows that he will have to bring his “A” game. “Fighting Santella is a huge opportunity,” said Morgan. “He’s top 15 in the world and to get where I want to go, I need to beat him. It’s an amazing opportunity. I’m coming to fight and take that belt and defend it as many times as it takes for the UFC to notice.”
Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, May 27 at 7:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid-Atlantic): Thursday, May 30 at 8:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Philly): Friday, May 31 at 8:30pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid-Atlantic): Friday, May 31 at 11:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Philly): Saturday, June 1 at 3:30pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid-Atlantic): Saturday, June 1 at 7:00pm ET
TCN Replay (Mid-Atlantic): Saturday, June 2 at 2:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Monday, May 27 at 11:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia Replay: Saturday, June 1 at 1:30pm ET
CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, June 2 at 8:00pm ET
Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS): Saturday, June 1 at 10:00pm ET
CSN Mid-Atlantic (Washington DC & Baltimore): Saturday, June 8 at 11:00pm ET
CSN New England: Wednesday, June 5, at 8:00pm ET
CSN Northwest: Saturday, June 29 at 11:00pm PT
CSN Northwest Replay: Monday, July 1, at 12:00am PT
CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC XXIV – Sullivan VS Becker in the weeks and months to come.
To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
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Upcoming Events on Comcast
5/27: CFFC XXIV – Sullivan VS Becker (MMA)
6/3: Championship Class (boxing)
6/10: Rocktagon XXVI (MMA)
6/17: XFE XXIII (MMA)
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Canadian Cage Rage, Atlantic Canada’s premier Amateur MMA organization, returned with Cage Rage 11: Long Weekend Smackdown at the Lion’s Club in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Cage Rage is a solid proving ground for MMA in Eastern Canada where the fighters are separated from the other Canadian hotbeds of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and as such have their own unique fighting circuit. This stacked amateur card featured KOs, submissions and tons of high octane battles!
In the main event, in the heavyweight division, Paul Harris defeated Bernie Martin via rear naked choke in round two. In round one, Martin came out like a bat out of hell throwing punches and kicks while Harris was content to clinch or back pedal and get his spacing and timing down. Martin continued to swing and miss while Harris just backed up and didn’t throw anything. Martin started to connect, while Harris continued to taunt. Martin landed a few front kicks as the round wore on while Harris did his fair share of dodging most of Martin’s strikes. In round two, Martin continued throwing punches with Harris ducking and dodging. Finally, Harris started to engage and both he and Martin threw punches in bunches in the center of the cage. Harris connected with a big looping right hand that hurt Martin and continued his attack. Harris dropped Martin and followed him to the ground and landed more punches until the ref inexplicably grabbed Harris on the arms but then let the fight continue and Harris finished the fight with a choke. It was a weird ending, but Harris was in dominant position to win either with ground and pound or finally the submission.
In the co-main event, Eugene London (1-0) defeated Norm Robichaud (0-7) via TKO in round two. This was an inspirational match as the hometown star, London, lost his right arm in a farming accident just below the shoulder but that didn’t stop him from taking the fight to Robichaud. In round one, both London and Robichaud had a kickboxing match with London throwing and landing left hooks and leg kicks while Robichaud threw a couple low kicks. London won the round with his high volume striking. In round two, London connected with several hard left hooks that hurt Robichaud and finally ended the fight with a beautiful head kick that sent Robichaud down to the mat.
Cage Rage delivered another strong card with Cage Rage 11: Long Weekend Smackdown and showcased the rising amateurs and blue chip prospects hailing from Canada’s Eastern region. Don’t miss this show to watch the future stars of tomorrow, compete today.
Xtreme Fight Events returns to Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack on June 1 with XFE XXIII. XFE has quickly solidified itself in Pennsylvania as the top-tier MMA event where rising stars step into the battleground looking to destroy their opponents.
In the main event, for the XFE Welterweight Title Justin Bonitatis (3-1) battles Brandon Odom (5-8). Bonitatis won the title back in December and this will be his first title defense. Bonitatis is an All-American wrestler and is known for grinding down his opponents and breaking their spirits in the cage. Odom brings an experience advantage into the cage and is a well-traveled vet fighting for the top regional organizations in the Mid-West and East Coast. Odom won his last fight via submission and he is hoping to continue that streak against Bonitatis which will be a tough task.
In other action, for XFE Lightweight Title Ryan Cafaro (6-3) takes on Ryan Holmes (3-1). Cafaro is a strong wrestler with powerful submissions and likes to control his opponent on the ground. Cafaro is very active on the ground and is always looking for the tapout. Holmes will have the height advantage as he stands at 6’0” and will look to use his reach to stay away from Cafaro’s takedowns. Holmes loves to pick his opponents apart and rack up points. This will be a contrast in styles pitting Cafaro’s ground game against the striking of Holmes.
Xtreme Fight Events returns with epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch XFE XXIII on June 1. Stream the show online at GFL.tv and own if forever.
Cage Fury Fighting Championships delivered another stellar event as CFFC returned to Atlantic City, New Jersey for CFFC XXIV Sullivan VS Becker. The top MMA fighters from around the East Coast showed why CFFC is the premier MMA organization in the area as every fight delivered with 7 of 11 fights ending in stoppages, as well as two title fights that lived up to the hype.
In the main event, George Sullivan (13-3) retained his CFFC Welterweight Championship with a TKO victory in the second round over gritty challenger Brandon Becker (6-1). Becker came into the bout undefeated and known for his strong wrestling but the Champ had too much for him and finished the bout in impressive fashion. Becker came out trying to land a high single takedown, but Sullivan hopped around on one foot showing great balance. Becker did finally get the fight to the mat, as he twisted Sullivan around and got the leverage needed to finish the takedown. Becker looked for a rear naked choke, but Sullivan defended it as they got back to their feet where Becker once again looked for a high single as Sullivan used the opportunity to land right hands to Becker’s face. The fight went back to the ground where Becker was holding an ankle as Sullivan landed a series of elbows to Becker’s head. Sullivan then got on top and landed more elbows. Becker got back to his feet and the two traded punches with Sullivan getting the better of the exchanges. Becker then went for another takedown and got it but ate more elbows to the head and body. The first round ended with both men on their feet working in the clinch. Round two began with both fighters trading strikes, as Becker was looking to land a body kick while Sullivan was measuring the distance with his jab and looking to throw his right. Sullivan continued to gain momentum as his punch count increased and he walked Becker down in the cage. Sullivan hit Becker with two hard body shots that forced Becker to shoot for a takedown which was partially stuffed by Sullivan. On the mat, Sullivan continued to land more body shots, and spun out of Becker’s grip and ended up on Becker’s back. From here, Sullivan unloaded with hard punches to Becker’s face finally causing the ref to stop the fight as Becker was almost completely out. This was a very impressive win for Sullivan who continues to knock down every opponent put in front of him.
In the co-main event, Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella (13-3-1) defeated Dave Morgan (5-3) via triangle choke to retain his CFFC Flyweight Crown. This was Santella’s fifth title fight in a row and he has won every one of them. Both fighters looked to strike in the early going and try to gauge the distance. Santella was a bit more active, while Morgan looked to get his timing down to throw a big right hand. Morgan slipped under a right hand by Santella and got the fight to the mat. Santella went for a triangle choke, but Morgan showed his brute strength by picking Santella up and slamming him to the canvas. But Santella was relentless from the position and continued to keep the triangle locked in. Santella grabbed Morgan’s left arm, and landed some elbows to Morgan’s head looking to improve his positioning on the choke and it worked as Santella was able to choke Morgan unconscious. This was another barnburner, something that has become synonymous with Santella fights as he continues to raise his stock in MMA.
Be sure to catch all of the action anytime by ordering CFFC XXIV Sullivan VS Becker on video on demand as CFFC brings down the house on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv. See the established and rising stars on the East Coast compete in front of some of the most avid fans. Be a part of the excitement and order this iPPV from the GFL Combat Sports Network.
Are you tired with today’s lackluster wrestling? If you are, no problem, get your shot of adrenaline with IZW Adrenaline every Saturday night at 8pm ET on GFL.tv. No other wrestling organization on the Independent landscape carves out as much new content as IZW. If you’re looking for a rough and tumble style of professional wrestling look no further than IZW. Developed and cultivated in the Sooner State, IZW is second to none. Be there for every bump, bruise and jaw-dropping moment all of which have made IZW recognized around the world.
Last week, we got to see the revival of one of IZW’s legendary dirt bags as the newly dubbed “What Wrestling Should Be” Jermaine Johnson let everyone know just where his loyalties lie. The self-proclaimed Problem Solver for Johnny Z and Impact Elite, Johnson seemed to pick up right where he left off a couple years ago as one of the driving forces behind Impact Inc., who at the time, was the baddest stable in IZW and a precursor to Impact Elite. Even though Johnson’s mouth was way out of line, especially when he threw Double D and the fans under the bus, Johnson’s wrestling still has to be respected as he is one of the premier grapplers not only in IZW but the surrounding territory, and up and down the Central States. With Johnson now turning his back on The Hype Section, is there anything this man won’t do to try and build his career, even if that means stepping on the necks of others?
Joining Johnson in Impact Elite was “The Image of War” Kevin Morgan as he took part in what can only be described as a violent felony as he and the rest of Impact Elite (Z, Johnson, The Convict and Jordan Jacobs) stomped a hole in “The Big Picture” Damon Windsor. With Big Business now ripped in half, Morgan fills the bodyguard role for Z and IE while Windsor is left a man without a country so to speak. Not only did Windsor lose his tag team partner, but he was also booted out of Impact Elite. How will running as a lone wolf suit Windsor? He’s usually always thinking a step or two ahead, and he will need to rely once again on his cerebral gifts if he is going to find a way to dig his career out of the gutter.
But all might not be as rosy for Impact Elite as they would have you believe. Co-commissioner “The Number 1” Shawn McHale promised to be in the Impact Arena this week as he had a special surprise for the members of IE. Knowing McHale, this will be something IE never expected and will slow down their plans for world domination. But with Johnny Z at the helm of Impact Elite, “The Natural Born Leader” will have mechanisms already in place so that even if McHale’s announcement throws him a curves, Z will have an answer for it somewhere down the line.
Impact Elite has run through a big chunk of the roster of wrestlers in IZW and they are just getting started. If IZW is going to survive while resembling some form of its glorious past, all hands must be on deck as every wrestler in the locker room that is not associated with IE needs to speak with a unified voice. But with so many wrestlers having individual and even short sighted agendas is that even possible? It very well could be a reality, especially now, with Double D and The Bronze Bull both sharing a common goal of overthrowing and destroying Impact Elite. These two legendary wrestlers could set the tone for the entire roster by joining forces.
Also on tap for this weekend, for the first time, security camera footage will be revealed on the hit and run that Impact Division Champion Damien Morte experienced after Coronation. As of this writing, the assailant or assailants are still a mystery. Hopefully the footage will shed some light onto what type of coward would use a 2-ton vehicle as a weapon to try and permanently incapacitate “The Patriot of Pain”.
All these questions and more will be answered on this week’s live edition of IZW Adrenaline! Watch all the feuds and all the rivalries inside and outside of the ring. Tune in to the Southwest’s premiere wrestling federation and find out what will happen next!
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Conflict MMA Promotions returns on June 1 with Fight Night at the Point 9, a mega card, emanating from the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina. Fight Night at the Point 9 promises to tear the house down as all the top fighters from the Dirty South will be squaring off in the cage in front of a rabid audience.
In the main event, Jeremy Severn (2-0) from South Carolina battles Lawson McClure (8-4) of Georgia. Severn has proven perfect in his professional career with both wins coming via stoppage in the first round. Severn is a well-rounded fighter who is known for his submission game, but has also improved his standup and it has started to pay dividends as he scored a TKO in his first pro bout. McClure brings the experience advantage into the cage and is looking to start a winning streak at Severn’s expense. McClure is a solid wrestler who grinds out opponents, breaking their wills over the course of a three round fight. McClure loves to bring the fight to his opponents and is always in attack mode. This will be a huge test for Severn as McClure is a cut above any other opponent he has faced. McClure is intent on giving Severn his first pro loss and will push the pace from the opening bell. Don’t miss this shootout.
In the co-main event, Jeremy Stevens (6-4) of South Carolina fights Keith Bell (3-2-1) from North Carolina in a heavyweight scrap. Stevens is coming off a controversial decision loss in his last outing and looks to change the tide when he steps into the cage on June 1. Stevens is a heavy puncher who has KO’d several opponents as well as getting a couple submission due to strikes. Every punch is thrown with malice from Stevens. Bell won his last fight in 12 seconds from a head kick. In fact, all but one of Bell’s fights have ended before the final bell. That makes Bell an unpredictable fighter as his high risk-high reward style of fighting is hard to game plan for. Expect fireworks from these two gladiators as odds are someone is going down hard.
Conflict MMA Promotions is back with another epic card in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch Fight Night at the Point 9 on June 1. If you can’t be there live, stream the show online at GFL.tv.
HARRY JOE YORGEY TO REMATCH JULIUS KENNEDY ON SATURDAY JUNE 15TH AT THE VALLEY FORGE CASINO AND RESORT
VALLEY FORGE, PA (MAY 21, 2013)—On Saturday night June 15th, Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Boxing Promotions will present a great night of boxing at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort that will be headlined by an intriguing rematch featuring local favorite Harry Joe Yorgey ans Julius Kennedy in Jr. Middleweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds.
On March 15th, Yorgey and Kennedy battled to a disputed six round split decision for which Yorgey’s hands were raised in victory. Many in the crowd disagreed and the two will mix it up in the rematch.
Yorgey of Bridgeport, PA has a record of 26-2-1 with 12 knockouts and is looking to get back into title contention.
Yorgey was undefeated in his first twenty three bouts (22-0-1) with big wins over Ronnie Warrior Jr. (11-0-1); Jason LeHoullier (21-0-1) & Ronald Hearns (21-0) before losing to heralded Alfredo Angulo. Yorgey got back with three consecutive victories before being stopped in eight to undefeated Jermell Charlo on January 26th in Las Vegas. His last bout was the aforementioned draw with Kennedy.
Kennedy of Windsor Mill, Maryland has a record of 7-5-1 with three knockouts.
The thirty-three year old has quality wins over Inka Laley (3-0-1) & Aaron Pryor Jr. (12-1) as well as a draw with Jesse Nicklow (20-2-2). In his last bout, Kennedy dropped a six round unanimous decision to undefeated Alantez Fox on January 12th.
After losing to Yorgey, Kennedy was stopped by DeCarlo Perez in five rounds on April 19th.
In the eight round co-feature, it will be a Lightweight Philadelphia turf war between Tevin Farmer and Victor Vasquez
Farmer of Philadelphia has a record of 10-4-1 with 1 knockout and is riding a three bout winning streak.
Farmer has quality wins over Tim Witherspoon Jr. and Tyrone Luckey and has won six of his last seven with his only blemish losing to hot prospect Jose Pedraza when he took a fight on SHO BOX on just a few days’ notice. Farmer is coming off a four round unanimous decision over Jesus Bayron on April 26.
Vasquez of Philadelphia has a record of 16-7-1 with seven knockouts and is always in action packed fights.
Vasquez has quality wins over Thomas McCuiston (1-0), Tyric Robinson (9-4-1) and Angel Rios (9-5). The “Blood and Guts” Warrior of Philadelphia has been in many memorable scraps. He is coming off a six round unanimous decision over Esteban Rodriguez on January 26th at Harrahs Philadelphia.
Frankie De Alba (7-1-2, 3 KO’s) of Bayamon, PR will take on Jamell Tyson (3-9-2, 1 KO) of Rochester, NY in a six round Lightweight bout.
In a six round Cruiserweight bout, Jeremey Stauffer of Reading, PA (7-2-2, 6 KO’s) takes on returning Kamarah Pasley (5-6, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA
Returning Lightweight Anthony Flores (9-4-1, 6 KO’s) of Philadelphia battles Ramon Ellis (4-8-2, 2 KO’s) in a six round bout.
Todd Unthank-May (6-0, 2 KO’s) will see action in a six round Light Heavyweight bout against an opponent to be named.
Jovantae Starks (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN will take part in a six round Jr. Middleweight bout against an opponent to be named.
In a four round Lightweight bout, Travis Thompson (4-9-2, 3 KO’s) of Pottstown, PA will take on an opponent to be named.
Also in a four round Lightweight bout, Damon Allen (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named.
In a four round Featherweight bout it will be a battle of pro debuter’s as Tony DuBose will take on John Portillo.
Khalib Whitmore of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Brian Donahue (2-4-1) of Philadelphia in a four round Light Heavyweight bout
Tickets for this great evening cost $125 (VIP); $75 (Ringside); $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the following locations:
440 Elm Street
Reading, PA 19601
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Empire Surplus Home Center
2741 Bernville, RD
Leesport, PA 19533
PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 20, 2013)—This past Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal winner Taras Shelestyuk scored his 3rd stoppage victory in as many fights when he took out Mario Angeles of Mexico.
Shelestyuk of Sumy, Ukraine sent Angeles down two times in the second round and finished him off with a barrage of punches that forced referee Raul Caiz to stop the bout at 2:04 of round two.
Shelestyuk is promoted by Banner Promotions & Thompson Boxing.
“We are very happy with Taras. He had an outstanding performance and he is moving at a great pace”, said CEO of Banner Promotions Arthur Pelullo.
“He has fought three times in less than two months and he continues to get better with each fight”.
“Taras had another impressive victory in his 3rd fight, winning by knockout and he showed from the first round that each of his punches had power behind them”, said Shelestyuk’s manager Vadim Kornilov.
Shelestyuk trains out of the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.
The leading professional wrestling organization in the Mountain West region returns to Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as GFL.tv as Asylum Championship Wrestling (ACW) presents ACW 250. This is the 250th show in ACW’s storied 11 year history and number 250 promises to continue to push the envelope and raise the stakes for the outlaw wrestling promotion.
At ACW Revolution, WWE Tough Enough Alum Martin Casaus became the new ACW Heavyweight Champion by working the system and eventually defeating The Candy Mann in a highly controversial series of events. Casaus feigned injury earlier in the night and when The Candy Mann lowered his guard, Casaus struck. What was even more jaw dropping was who Casaus aligned himself with, joining Quinn Industries, the new owner and face of ACW.
Jeremy Quinn returned to ACW with an assortment of rugged individuals in tow and has already made his presence felt as the new muscle behind ACW. Quinn Industries boasts the ACW Champion Casaus along with the ACW Tag Team Champions, The Investment, and also has a working relationship with former ACW Champion Danger Dean. This all-star cast has made any resistance to Quinn Industries almost a moot point. And rumor is, Quinn and Co. will be handing out pink slips to several active wrestlers on the ACW roster. A number of athletes will be walking on egg shells when they show up to the Big House Sports Arena. But if founder and former owner Brandon Bishop can do anything to throw a monkey wrench into the seemingly unstoppable machine that is Quinn Industries, he will. Expect Bishop to make his presence known as only he can on this card and continue to be a thorn in the side of Quinn Industries.
Every ACW Title to be on the line at ACW 250, when Martin Casaus makes his first title defense. The Investment is sure to find a pair of up and coming young grapplers that want to take a crack at their titles, rumor has it that the American Pitbulls are chomping at the bit for a shot. And of course, ACW Institutional Champion, Rob Ryzin will be in the house to put his title on the line. Also in breaking news, a Woman’s Champion will be crowned for the first time ever as six women go for gold!
Find out what happened to Paul “The Gamer” Stitch after suffering a fractured jaw at the hands of “The Widowmaker” Angel Williams at ACW Revolution. Stitch has something to get off of his chest and will be in the house and on the mic. Also scheduled to appear are Cody Jones, Caleb Crush, The Real Joshua Todd, Teila, Paloma Starr, Joey Kincaide and many, many more!
ACW returns to GFL.tv ready to give wrestling fans a dose of reality. Join the revolution and see why ACW leads the pack of professional wrestling in the West!
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