Atlantic City, NJ—Former super bantamweight world-title challenger Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA, now campaigning as a junior lightweight, makes his second start in three months when he boxes Joselito Collado, of Jamaica, Queens, NY, in the scheduled 10-round main event on Saturday evening, Aug. 24, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City.
The Kennedy-Collado contest tops a seven-fight card which will be streamed live on the internet by www.gofightlive.tv<http://www.gofightlive.tv/> . First fight is 7.30 p.m.
Kennedy (left), 26, ended a one-year layoff June 1 at Bally’s when he scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Carlos Vinan, of Newark, NJ. The Vinan fight was Kennedy’s first since June 9, 2012, when he was stopped in five rounds by Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux for the latter’s WBA super bantamweight world title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
Kennedy had been struggling with the 122-pound super bantamweight limit for months and decided to skip the featherweight division (126 pounds) and fight as a junior lightweight (130). A pro since 2007, Kennedy has a 18-7-2 record with seven knockouts. Kennedy won the vacant USBA super bantamweight title in 2009 when he stopped Francisco Rodriguez, of Chicago, in 10 rounds at the legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia. He added the vacant NABA 122-pound belt in 2010, knocking out Alex Becerra, of Mexico, also in 10 rounds, at Bally’s Atlantic City. His biggest win came in 2011 when he scored a pair of knockdowns and a 12-round decision over previously unbeaten Jorge Diaz, of New Brunswick, NJ, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Collado (right), 30, is originally from the Dominican Republic, where he turned pro late in 2006. He was idle in 2007, then moved his base of operations to New York in 2008 and has compiled an overall record of 13-2, 3 K0s. The only men to beat Collado, by decision, were Casey Ramos, of Austin, TX, who was 14-0 at the time, and Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX, who was 16-0. Collado had Ramos down in the third round of their fight in 2011. Collado has beaten Rafael Lora, of Irvington, NJ, and Andres Ledesma, of Miami, FL.
Junior middleweight prospect DeCarlo Perez, of Atlantic City, NJ, goes against Jamar Freeman, of Wilson, NC, in the scheduled eight-round semifinal.
Perez, 22, is 10-2-1, 4 K0s. He has been improving rapidly, winning his last four over Lenwood Dozier, of Glen Burnie, MD; Shamone Alvarez, of Atlantic City; Dante Moore, of Cleveland, OH; Julius Kennedy, of Windsor Mill, MD. Freeman, 28, is 9-1-2, 5 K0s. He has lost only once, a questionable 10th-round knockout loss to unbeaten Samuel Rogers, of the Virgin Islands. Five preliminary fights complete the card.
“Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-1) and Julius “Relentless” Kennedy picked up where they left off from their 1st bout on 4/19/13 LIVE on GFL.tv (Rewatch anytime OnDemand). In their first bout many believe Yorgey was lucky to receive a split decision victory in their 8 round affair. In which Yorgey came from behind on the judges scorecards in the early rounds.
This time Yorgey started off early, which was the complete opposite of their first encounter. Yorgey was able to dominate the first 3 rounds until Kennedy found his stride. The two battled back and forth in some very close rounds. Rounds 6-9 were dominated by Kennedy, who was clearly refusing to play the opponent. Finally the 10th and what was the fight deciding round was dominated by Yorgey.
The judges scored the fight 95-95 & 96-94 x 2 for your winner Harry Joe Yorgey via Majority Decision. With this win, Yorgey hopes to be catapulted into the World stage for one last hurrah before the 35 year old calls it a career.
Tevin “American Idol” Farmer (11-4-1) has his coming out party LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv during an 8 round war with Victor Vasquez (16-7-1). Farmer had the edge throughout the fight with his speed and accuracy. Vasquez wasn’t wilting to the talented Farmer and try to make a run in rounds 6 and 7 but Farmer proved to be too much for the battle tested Vasquez. In the 8th and final round, Farmer shook Vasquez and landed a series of brutal blows on Vasquez who appeared to be fighting back the entire time until the ref called a halt to the action at the 1:58 mark of round 8 for your winner Tevin Farmer!
The only thing more exciting than Khalib “Bigfoot” Whitmore’s (1-0) ring walk was his pro debut against Lenny Capers (1-1) in front of a WORLDWIDE audience on GFL.tv. The Nazim Richardson trained prospects proved why he has received much praise from his esteemed trainer. From bell to bell Whitmore dominated from pillar to post. Whitmore hurt Capers in the 1st leaving Caper reluctant to take any chances. At the final bell the judges scored the fight 40-36 across the board in favor of Khalib “Bigfoot” Whitmore!
Former Amateur standout Damon Allen (2-0) took on the gritty veteran Travis Thompson (4-10-2). Damon, who is highly touted in the pro game, showed why by controlling the crafty Thompson through the course of the four rounds. ”Baby Dame” often countered the “Animal” with ease throughout the fight. Thompson’s best moments were 2 right hands landed in the fourth and final round. The judges scored the fight 40-36 & 39-37 x 2 in favor of Damon Allen!
Also on the card Frank Santos De Alba (8-1-2) scored a 6 round Unanimous Decision over Jamell Tyson (3-10-2). Karmarah Parsley (6-6) scored a mild upset over Jeremy Stauffer (7-3-2) winning a 6 round Majority Decision. Todd Unthank-May (7-0) stayed undefeated by dominating Michael Wilmer (4-6) en route to a 6 round Unanimous Decision. Rising Jr. Middleweight prospect Javontae Starks (7-0) defeated a very tough George Sosa (7-4) via 6 round Unanimous Decision. Finally, Antonio Dubose won his pro debut via 4 round Unanimous Decision against fellow pro debut’r John Portillo.
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By Rich Q
Tony “Mo Better” Jeter will have to wait another day to defend his WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title, after it was learned that his fight against Victor Hugo Correa would not take place. The Saturday night scheduled 10-round main event bout, which was to take place at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD, was scratched after Jeter Promotions learned that Correa didn’t arrive at the local airport to be picked up.
It was also learned that Correa sent an email stating that he would not be arriving from Mexico City due to an illness, this after all the necessary documentation had been received.
“I’m way disappointed, but the show must go on,” Jeter told GFL exclusively.
However, despite the setback, Jeter Promotions still kept the show alive, by pushing the scheduled bout between Phil Jackson Benson and Maxwell Taylor for the vacant WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight title as the main event.
And it was worth it, as Jackson Benson looked awesome, ending the fight in the seventh-round courtesy of a brutal flurry of body shots that forced referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the contest at 1:15 of the round, and in the process capturing the belt.
Jackson Benson is now ranked 10th according to Boxrec.com’s rankings in the Super Middleweight Division.
From the opening round, Jackson Benson (12-1, 11 KO’s) worked the body to set up some gorgeous head shots, forcing Taylor into the ropes. Taylor, though would show some heart and fight back, but it was evident that the punches he was absorbing were taking a toll on him.
In the fifth-round, Jackson Benson almost ended Taylor’s (18-5-1, 8 KO’s) night with a massive flurry of shots to the body and head, but once again Taylor bounced back and regroup with a solid sixth round.
However, his efforts were all for not and Jackson Benson buckled down in the seventh. From the sound of the bell, he came out swinging and was able to pick up the pressure, forcing Chevalier to stop the fight.
In the co-main event, a bad scene occurred between heavyweights Dwayne “The Big Ticket” McRae and Dennis Benson. The scheduled six-round bout was ruled an unheard of double disqualification after the two boxers had an altercation before the bell rang.
The nonsense started when Benson (2-5-1, 1 KO) was in the ring and a McRae (10-3, 6 KO’s) walked pass his corner and started to trash talk to him. It is unclear what was said, but the two exchanged words and got tangled up. McRae was fighting for the first time since 2011.
Referee Bill Clancy along with Maryland State Athletic Commission members had to step in between the two men and send them back to their respected corners. Clancy gave the men a stern warning that any more infractions would result in a disqualification.
The first round lasted around 20 seconds before the two boxers clinched once more, this time they would not let go. Clancy again had to separate the two and the bout was waved off, causing boos from the crowd in attendance.
According to Jeter, who also promoted the card, penalties might be handed down to both fighters. “I looked up and both guys and the ref were on the ground, I’m guessing penalties might be handed down,” he said Monday via text.
Nick Kisner won a four-round unanimous decision over Willie Chisolm in the first bout of the evening. He remains undefeated with a 12-0-1 mark, while Chisolm fell to 7-15 in his career.
Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returned to professional boxing’s Long Island home, The Paramount in Huntington, New York on Saturday night with another installment of their sold-out Rockin Fights series that is broadcast WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv OnDemand.
“This was our eighth event at The Paramount and the fans who continually turn out in droves, each time packing the house, have really made this a special place for professional boxing” said DeGuardia.
In the main event, longtime heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone had the Long Island faithful on their feet cheering on his third round knockout of previously undefeated Richard Carmack of Kansas City, Missouri.
With crunching hooks to the body and power shots to the head throughout the first two rounds, Maddalone, 37-8-0 (27KO’s), earned the stoppage, drilling the beefy Carmack, 12-1-0 (10KO’s), to the canvas in the third round as referee Tony Chiaranto called a halt to the proceedings at the 2:57 mark.
“This was a terrific performance for Vinny and we’re looking to a bigger fight in the division in the coming months” said DeGuardia.
In the eight round light heavyweight co-main event, Buffalo, New York’s Lionell Thompson, who is now 3-0 on GFL.tv, scored an upset over the returning Yathomas Riley of Augusta, Georgia. A hotly contested battle over the course of the bout, although it appeared Riley may have had a shot of winning the close rounds, Thompson, 14-2-0 (9KO’s) was declared the winner by scores of 77-75 twice and 79-73.
Returning to the ring from a three-year absence following a wrongful incarceration on a murder charge, Riley, 8-1-0 (6KO’s) suffered his first defeat as he couldn’t shake the 3 year ring rust.
Headlining the undercard, touted Huntington prospect Alan Gotay improved to 5-0-0 (2KO’s) with a thrilling performance over Brooklyn’s Bryan Acaba, earning the stoppage at the 1:58 mark of the sixth round in their lightweight bout in a fantastic fight. The valiant but outgunned Acaba fell to 3-4-0 (2KO’s) in the fight which saw celebrity guest LL Cool J enthusiastically cheering the efforts of both boxers.
Hicksville’s junior welterweight newcomer Anthony Karperis got back on the winning track with a sharp looking four round decision over Carlos Nieves of the Bronx.
Dropping Nieves in the fourth from a hard overhand right, Karperis, 4-1-0 (2KO”s) was declared the winner by scores of 40-35 on all three cards. It was another exciting fight on the great card.
Pro debuting Dave Meloni of Westbury, New York, had a rough start to his pro career as he was dropped and stopped in the first round by Brooklyn’s Soumana Abdoulaye. Giving Meloni a chance to recover from an early knockdown, referee Eddie Claudio stopped the featherweight bout at the 1:54 mark of the opening stanza. Abdoulaye’s record moved to 2-6-0 (1KO).
Opening the show in a four round middleweight bout, Uniondale’s Marcus Beckford and Carlos Lopez of the Bronx fought to a crowd pleasing, action filled majority draw. Scores were 39-37 for Beckford and 38-38 on the other two cards. Beckford now 0-0-2 and Lopez 0-1-1.
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Miguel Rivera of Boxingscene.com reports The Mixed Martial Arts Commission held a press conference explaining that the knee to the back of Mayorga’s opponent Wesley Tiffer was in fact illegal. The result was changed to a No Contest and Mayorga was suspended for at least 3 months.
Mayorga was supposed to face Tiffer at the LW limit of 155 but he came in 20 pounds overweight. Even though no other commission would let the fight continue the fight was allowed to continue on.
To read the entire article click here: http://www.boxingscene.com/mayorgas-mma-win-reversed-suspended-over-illegal-hit–65460
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This Wednesday night LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv, Lou DiBella presents another EXCITING lineup to his “Broadway Boxing” series.
In the main event of the evening Andy Lee (29-2) will attempt to secure his second straight victory since being stopped in June of 2012 by then WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Lee, who has a very strong performance early vs Chavez, is looking to achieve another shot at GLORY but on Wednesday LIVE on GFL.tv his opponent Darryl Cunningham (28-4) plans to make that opportunity his own.
Cunningham, has defeated former title challengers & contenders Antuwn Echols & Rubin Williams, looks to continue his 3 fight winning streak in hopes of acquiring a long awaited title shot. At the age of 38 this could be Cunningham’s last chance to position himself for a title shot.
In the co-feature the undefeated Middleweight prospect Lamar Russ (12-0) takes cagey veteran Russell Jordan (15-9). The hard hitting Russ has not been matched easy during his rise to the top. Last year 2 of his 3 wins were against previously undefeated opponents and this year he outclassed veteran upset specialist Jose “Stinger” Medina. Russ knows to stay undefeated he will have to mentally and physically prepared to take on a seasoned veteran like Jordan.
Russell Jordan, an 11 year veteran, has shared the ring with some of Boxing best throughout the years. He has tangled with Middleweight Kingpin Sergio Martinez, James Kirkland, Luis Collazo, Shawn Porter, & Willie Monroe Jr. Jordan is sure to push Russ to the brink in an all out war! Expect fireworks and someone to go out on their shield!
Undefeated and fast rising Jr Middleweight Delen “Sniper” Parsley (10-0) will return to the ring for the 2nd time in 2013 when he takes on once defeated Louis Rose (5-1). Parsley, is no stranger to “Broadway Boxing”, had won an epic battle with then undefeated Boyd Melson last year. While Parsley looks to continue to his winning ways, his opponent Rose looks to return to his after dropping a tough loss to Tony Hirsch. This crossroads fight will sure to entertain the boxing fans from start to finish!
Also former Prizefighter Tournament winner Tor Hamer (19-2) will return to the ring after suffering a setback against the murderous punching Vyacheslav Glazkov this past December. Hamer, who defeated former world title challenger Kevin Johnson, will look to get his once promising career back on track when he takes on always dangerous Maurenzo Smith (11-5-2). Smith, who is no stranger to setbacks, has dropped his last 3 to undefeated prospects Joe Hanks, Andy Ruiz, and Aaron Green. This is a true crossroads fight for both men and you should not blink during this fight because the way these can punch can end any second!
Rounding up this exciting night of BOXING action LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv, is a slew of Lou Dibella’s prospects! Neuky Santelises (4-0) will do battle with Aaron Chavez (2-2-1). Louis Cruz (2-0) will face of with Michael Carreras who is making his pro debu., Angel Suarez will be making his highly anticipated pro debut against Eliezer Agosto (1-2). Also Jay Rodriguez will be lacing his gloves in the pro ranks for the 1st time vs Andre Ward (1-1-2). Finally Light Heavyweight prospect Eduardo Alicea (3-0) will face an opponent to be named shortly.
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This weekend LIVE on GFL.tv, up and coming prospect Dusty Hernandez Harrison will main event for the first time at “Champion Class”. On 4/12/13 on the Mansour-Gavern card at the Dover Downs, Dusty emerged victorious against a very tough Jonathan Garcia. Tonight relive all of the action from that card for FREE on GFL.tv!
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Tonight LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv, former Jr. Middleweight Champion Ricardo Mayorga will make his return to combat sports but this time to the cage! ”El Matador” amassed a record of 29-8-1 throughout his boxing career as well as being a 3 time Jr. Middleweight Champion. The controversial former champion holds victories over the likes of Andrew Lewis, Vernon Forrest, & Fernando Vargas. Mayorga also faces future HOF’ers Shane Mosely & Oscar De La Hoya.
Mayorga will make his MMA debut in his home country of Nicaragua against Canadian Wesley Tiffer (5-1). The event will be promoted by Omega MMA promotions and the entire card from start to finish will be LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv. Tiffer, who heads Team Wesley Fight team, in Nicaragua hasn’t fought since 2009. Tiffer made the transition from fighting to coaching but could not pass up the challenge of Mayorga.
Mayorga, an all action fighter, was originally slated to make his MMA debut against veteran Din Thomas on a Shine Fights card. The fight as well as the event was cancelled when Mayorga’s Boxing promoter Don King was granted an injunction in a Florida court. Mayorga then went on the fight Michael Walker & WBA Jr Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto in 2011. The loss the Cotto was the last time “El Matador” stepped in the ring.
After years of talk and anticipation of Ricardo Mayorga’s MMA debut has finally come to fruition. A win here could mean big things for the former champion while a loss will look like another Boxer vs. MMA fighter sideshow. With the series tied 1-1, Mercer KO1 Sylvia & Courture Sub1 Toney, Mayorga looks to make a statement against Tiffer.
If Mayorga wins he could be a perfect applicant for UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” with brash attitude. This will be a historical event in Nicaragua and it could be a historical night in the Boxing & MMA world. The entire event from start to finish can be viewed LIVE Worldwide on GFL.tv for the LOW price of $9.99. Once you order the event you can re watch for LIFE on GFL OnDemand.
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Tonight on GFL Radio we preview this weekends mega events
*Rocktagon MMA XXVI – Veni, Vini, Vici*
*Battle of the Americas – Mayorga vs Tiffer*
*CSC 36 – Championships*
Tonight on GFL Radio we preview this weekends mega events: