“Skill vs. Will” – Roy Jones, Jr. to take on Bobby Gunn on February 17th – Press Conference on December 6th at the Chase Center in Wilmington
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Wilmington, DE (December 2, 2016) David Feldman Promotions will announce that former four-division champ and Boxing Legend Roy Jones, Jr. will square off against former world title challenger, and Bare-Knuckle Legend Bobby Gunn on Friday, February 17th 2017 for the Vacant WBF World Cruiserweight Championship.
The fight will be announced at the official press conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2 PM at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801.
In attendance will be Roy Jones, Jr., Bobby Gunn, Promoter David Feldman, WBF Representative James Gibbs, undercard fighters Joe Tiberi, Henry Stewart, and more.
During his twenty-six year professional career, Jones Jr. (64-9, 46 KOs) has secured world titles in four different weight categories – Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight – and is the only boxer in history to start his career as a Light Middleweight and then go on to win a Heavyweight Championship.
In winning the WBA Heavyweight title by beating John Ruiz by unanimous decision in March 2003, Jones Jr. made history by becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years.
Jones Jr. has victories over former world champions Bernard Hopkins, Antonio Tarver, Vinny Panzienza, James Toney, Mike McCallum, Virgil Hill, Felix Trinidad and John Ruiz.
Jones Jr. said of the bout, “I know Bobby Gunn is coming to bring it. He’s a hard-nose, tough fighter that comes right at you, but I’m going to show him why I’m one of the best that ever did it and he doesn’t belong in the ring with me.“
On February 17, Jones Jr’s opponent will be the former IBA Cruiserweight World Champion and the current Bare Knuckle Heavyweight Champion, Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn.
Gunn, internationally known for being a Bare-Knuckle legend, will put the gloves back on to battle ring legend Roy Jones, Jr.
Like Jones Jr, Gunn has a fearsome record in gloved boxing – 21 wins (18 KO) 6 losses, one draw, and one no-contest – and an even more impressive undefeated Bare Knuckle record of 72-0 with 72 KO).
Gunn has been in the ring with top fighters Enzo Maccarinelli, Glen Johnson, Tomasz Adamek, and James Toney, so he is no stranger to sharing the ring with boxing’s elite. Gunn said of his upcoming clash with Jones Jr, “It’s an honor to share the ring with a legend like Roy Jones. I’ve been chasing him for a few years now, and on February 17, I will catch him.”
World Boxing Foundation’s North American Vice President James Gibbs said of the upcoming championship bout, “Roy Jones, Jr is a living legend and we are honored to have him fighting for our Cruiserweight Title against a warrior like Bobby Gunn. We are looking forward to this bout.”
The undercard for this championship match will feature popular Delawarean Joe Tiberi (13-2, 6KO), Canada’s Henry Stewart (1-0, 1KO), as well as more to be announced.
Roy Jones, Jr. vs Bobby Gunn, for the WBF World Cruiserweight Championship, on Friday, February 17, 2017 and will be aired live on PPV.
Tickets will range from $75 – $300 and can be purchased by calling (484) 935-3378.
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FINAL PELTZ BOXING CARD OF 2016 ON DEC. 2 FALLS ON 38TH ANNIVERSARY OF COMPANY’S FIRST WORLD CHAMPION
FINAL PELTZ BOXING CARD OF 2016 ON DEC. 2 FALLS ON 38TH ANNIVERSARY
OF COMPANY’S FIRST WORLD CHAMPION!!!
Philly Fight Night – Watch LIVE on GFL – http://www.gfl.tv/event/gofightlive/Fight/Boxing/Philly-Fight-Night-Tevin-Farmer-vs-Dardan-Zenunaj/3530
Philadelphia, PA—When Tevin Farmer and Dardan Zenunaj square off Friday, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena, it will mark the 38th anniversary of Peltz Boxing’s first world champion.
The title was brought home by Marvin Johnson, of Indianapolis, IN, who knocked out Mate Parlov, of Yugoslavia, to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) light-heavyweight title in Marsala, Sicily.
Johnson went on to become the first three-time world light-heavyweight champion, winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) belt in 1979 by knocking out Victor Galindez, of Argentina, in New Orleans, and finally the WBA crown again in 1986 when he stopped Leslie Stewart, of Trinidad, in Indianapolis.
“Marvin Johnson had a simple philosophy about boxing,” Peltz recalled Keith Jackson, of ABC-TV, once saying on a broadcast: “When the bell rings, you start fighting.”
Peltz believes Johnson deserves to be on the ballot for the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY.
“It’s a travesty that he’s not even on the ballot,” Peltz said. “He was 43-6, 35 K0s, and his two fights with Saad Muhammad are all-time classics. Five of his six losses were to world champions (Saad twice, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Michael Spinks and Stewart in a rematch) and the decision loss in Serbia to contender Lottie Mwale, of Zambia, was questionable.”
Though he is not Tevin Farmer’s promoter, Peltz also sees a bright future for the junior lightweight from Philadelphia.
“I spent some time recently with Tevin in Monte Carlo when Jason Sosa was defending his WBA junior lightweight title,” Peltz said. “Tevin is confident of his ability without being cocky. He believes there is no one in the world at 130 pounds, including Vasyl Lomachenko, who can beat him and that’s a good way for any fighter to feel. Lou DiBella (promoter) has a real solid fighter on his hands. The problem will be getting one of the champs to fight him.”
First Farmer has to defeat Zenunaj, who is 12-2, 9 K0s, and comes here with a nice win over previously unbeaten Bryant Cruz, of New York, who was 16-0 at the time.
Zenunaj is a tough, walk-in styled fighter who can get rough on the inside. He may not be able to match Farmer’s quickness, so he will have to attack the body and rough things up on the inside.
Farmer cannot afford to look past Friday if he wants to be another world champion from Philadelphia in 2017.
ABOUT DECEMBER 2
The Farmer-Zenunaj match tops the Philly Fight Night card at the 2300 Arena, located at 2300 South Swanson Street in South Philadelphia (between Ritner & Porter, Front and 2nd Streets). The Dec. 2 card is sponsored by Parx Casino and Coors Light. Doors open at 6 pm; first of eight fights at 7pm. Tickets are $40, $50 and $75 and can be purchased by calling Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and 2300 Arena (267-273-0945). Tickets also can be purchased online at www.2300arena.com. The Dec. 2 card is promoted by Peltz Boxing, DiBella Entertainment, BAM Boxing and Joe Hand Promotions.
Urban Fight Night 9 Fight of the Nations – REPLAY will be on GFL!!! – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION
UFN9 is looking to change the old concepts and make things a little bit more interesting so here it is, FIGHT OF THE NATIONS.
taking away from gym vs gym, we will be looking to have fighters not only represent their club but more importantly they’re heritage and nation. so we will be looking at having 4 fighters from each nation be it Australia be it Ireland, Turkey, Lebanon, Tonga, Samoa etc etc. the fighters will be matched as normal between coaches but wins, finishes and in which round scale onto a point system in which the nation with the most points wins out prize and the trophy and the champion nation.
Our main reason for doing this is to bring a different unity in our small MMA community. Fighters will always represent their teams but its not everyday you can where your countries flag on your shoulders and fight for more than the typical. Many MMA fighters wish to compete in the Olympics so this can be a fighters chance to raise their flags.
UFN9 will have a bigger layout with more emphasis on making the fighter experience one they will never forget.
James Najim vs. Ryan Robertson 135 lbs
Nadia Kassem vs. Leigha Aurisch 115 lbs
Paul Traish vs. Simon Arentz 145 lbs
Raymart Quintana vs. Steven Maxwell 155 lbs
Aydin Mrouki vs. Aden Hawke 145 lbs
Mose Afoa vs. Billy McAlees 185 lbs
Ali Cevik vs. Damian Fraser 170 lbs
Anderson Chen vs. Kaleb Rideout 155 lbs
Hayder Khudair vs. Daniel Loy 135 lbs
Eden Fordham vs. Courtney Gray 99 lbs
Hayden Harbutt vs. Stuart Mcbeath 125 lbs
Jerry Chen vs. Ben Fasano 125 lbs
Joselito Nacua vs. John Mikhail 170 lbs
Matthew Raso vs. Kristian Garlick 135 lbs
Sef Ioapa vs. Conan Singh 265 lbs
Moey Ozmen vs. Mitchell Fear 155 lbs
Matt Warne vs. James Hannaford 145 lbs
Mitchell Birkett vs. Adam Ozkan 125 lbs
George Chamoun vs. Shahin Bakhtiyari 185 lbs
Cody Barnwell vs. Sam Atkinson 155 lbs
Luke Jacob vs. Ugur Kocak 205 lbs
A great night of MMA ACTION at XFN 11: Tournament of Titans!!! CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW ON GFL!!!
NYFE Put on a hell of an MMA show with NYFE 12: Severe TrauMMA!!! CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW ON GFL
Another EXCITING night of MMA ACTION from V3 Fights! CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW ON GFL
Peltz, Joe Hand & B.A.M. Boxing present… Philly Fight Night: Tevin Farmer vs Dardan Zenunaj for the NABF Championship. Philly Boxing at it’s finest!!!
DEC 2 – LIVE on GFL.TV – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION
4 Rounds- Super Welterweight Hasan Young (6-1-1) VS TBA
4 Rounds- Flyweight Basyzbek Baratov (1-1-1) VS TBA
4 Rounds- Lightweight Victor Padilla debut VS TBA
4 Rounds- Super Welterweight Marcel Rivers debut VS Tony Kim
Junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, considered by many to be among the best in the world at 130 pounds, makes the first defense of his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title when he faces Dardan Zenunaj on Friday evening, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The Farmer-Zenunaj 10-rounder tops another Philly Fight Night eight-bout card which begins at 7pm.
Farmer, 26, of North Philadelphia, is unbeaten in his last 16 fights and looking to get a shot at a world title in 2017. He is ranked as high as No. 5 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and he is fresh off an eight-round decision against Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, last month in the same ring.
Earlier this year, Farmer (left) captured the vacant NABF 130-pound title with a 10-round decision over Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz. He followed that this summer with the biggest win of his six-year career when he thoroughly trounced Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, registering a near shutout over 10 rounds.
“This is another fight to put me closer to a world title shot,” Farmer said. “A win should set me up for a title opportunity early in 2017. After December 2, I’m looking to face even bigger names. I don’t care who they put in front of me, but first I have to get past my opponent at the 2300 Arena.”
“Tevin Farmer has rebuilt himself into a legit world title contender and is on the verge of a major fight in 2017,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “However, on December 2, he will have his hands full against the aggressive brawler Dardan Zenunaj in a bout that promises to deliver fireworks. I’m happy to be co-promoting this terrific bout with my old friend, Hall-of-Famer and promotional mentor J Russell Peltz.”
Zenunaj (right), 29, is originally from Albania. He turned pro in Belgium and now fights out of Oxnard, CA. A pro for five years, he has a 12-2 record (9 KOs) since turning pro in 2011. Zenunaj won the Belgian featherweight title in his seventh fight and two years ago he captured the World Boxing Association (WBA) International junior lightweight title when he knocked out Karim Chakim, of France, in nine rounds.
The seven-bout undercard includes a terrific pair of six-round fights.
Former cruiserweight world-title challenger Garrett Wilson, of South Philadelphia, goes against stylish Lamont Capers, of Hawley, PA, in one six-rounder. The other features a pair of rising Philadelphia lightweight prospects, Avery Sparrow and Steven Ortiz–in the kind of old-fashioned early career showdowns that made Philly a great fight town.
Also returning are junior middleweight Isaiah Wise, welterweight Hasan Young and the local debut of Russian flyweight Basyzbek Barartov.
Another great night of Boxing from Dibella Entertainment. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ACTION ON GFL!!!
In the main event of Broadway Boxing at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Alexis Santos (17-1, 14 KOs) out-punched Jesse Barboza (11-3-1, 7 KOs) over 8 rounds in an exciting heavyweight slugfest. Portions of the fight could have been fought in a phone booth with both fighters landing heavy shots. Santos moves well for a heavyweight and scored on powerful combinations which Barboza absorbed in spurts. His overhand right winced Barboza on the ropes on several occasions but he was not able to drop his opponent to the canvas at any point throughout the fight.
Santos has a strong chin as he was on the receiving end of Barboza’s counter punches to the head and body. Barboza towered Santos by several inches and at least 25 pounds as he moved slower and threw less punches. Nonetheless, this is good news for heavyweight boxing as it has seemed to vanish from New England boxing cards for the past few years. Steve Farhood and Lou DiBella said afterwards that the bout was the best heavyweight bout on the Broadway Boxing Series in 11 years, which has temporarily moved to Connecticut. The final scores were 78-74 (twice) and 79-73 with the crowd standing on its feet through most of the fight.
Courtney Pennington (9-3-1, 5 KO’s) scored an upset knockout over Army Reserve Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson (15-2-1, 4 KO’s) in the 7th round with a body shot. Pennington wore down Melson and scored in spurts sometimes in close quarters. Melson who was retiring after the fight, moved up in weight and looked sluggish from the beginning of the bout. Pennington took advantage of his own conditioning and dropped Melson in the 3rd and then for good at 2:40 in the 7th.
Melson donated his purse to Big Vision, a non-profit charity to promote awareness to narcotics addiction. After the bout, and a tearful speech from Lou Dibella, Melson announced he was running for Congress in 2018. “I have promoted better boxers, but never a better man than Boyd Melson who has donated every single one of his boxing purses to charity.”, said DiBella
Russian amateur sensation Radzhab “The Python” Butaev (4-0, 3 KO’s) punished Gabor “Squirrel” Goerbics (22-4, 13 KO’s) with 1-2 combinations for 8 straight rounds in a bout at junior middleweight. Gorbics, severely outmatched, was somehow able to survive the bout without falling to the canvas. He was on the dangerous end of many exchanges in the corner, but would pivot and race around the ring to get out of trouble. Butaev was not aggressive enough and frustrated at times, with Gorbics unwillingness to exchange. Butaev has a stinging jab which heavily marked the face of his opponent. The judges agreed on 80-72 for the ‘Python’ Butaev who wins the vacant NABF Jr. Middleweight title with his victory.
Mykquan Williams (5-0, 3 KO’s) couldn’t get the knockout, but thoroughly destroyed Jimmy Rosario (2-4, 1 KO) through 4 rounds of boxing. “Marvelous Mikey’ is not overly active, but throws punches with bad intentions, particularly to the body. Rosario was chased around the ring and landed few shots which left Williams unfazed. Judges scores were 40-36 (twice) and 39-37 for the young 18 year old from East Hartford, CT. He is undefeated at Foxwoods where he has fought all of his bouts.
Ireland’s Noel Murphy (7-0, 2 KO’s) put on a boxing clinic in his unanimous decision victory over tough-as-nails ohamed Allam (3-2, 1 KO) over 6 rounds at welterweight. Murphy’s quick hands and combinations were too accurate and wore down the forward-coming Allam for the entire fight. Allam hit the canvas in the third round by Murphy’s left hook which scored early, then turned to his straight left hand as Allam tired later in the bout. Final scores were 60-53 on all three judges scorecards.
In the opening fight of Broadway Boxing at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Christopher Davis Fogg (2-0, 1 KO) defeated Quincy Brown (1-4) in a 4 rounder at middleweight. Both fighters had their moments, scoring huge blows to the head at times, however, the southpaw Davis-Fogg stalked his opponent enough to meek out a 39-37 victory on all the judges scorecards.
Story by: Jason Marchetti at ringside via fightnews.com
Revelation Fight Organization brought out the Big Guns Saturday night at RFO: BIG GUNS 21! CLICK HERE to replay the Action Packed event NOW on GFL!
Another EXCITING night of COMBAT at Ring Of Combat 57! – CLICK HERE to Watch the replay NOW on GFL!!!
As always, the night was filled with top level regional talent, and some new fighters beginning to make some noise of their own. Standouts of the night were Dashawn Boatwright, Merab Dvalishili, and Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim, with our Fight of the Night going to a classic featherweight title bout between Frank Buenafuente and New Champ Julio Arce. Julio has now held Ring of Combat belts at both 135 and 145. Congrats to to all the fighters who stepped in the cage and competed, as Mr Neglia says, “you’re all already winners“.