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:
Few wrestlers in IZW history have amassed an illustrious career like Aaron Neil. Neil has been with IZW since the beginning, working for the promotion as it grew from a startup regional federation to a juggernaut among the independents with a national and international footprint. Much of the success IZW has attained throughout the years can be directly attributed to the blood, sweat, tears and dedication of Neil who has set the gold standard for the flourishing promotion. Neil is cut from the same rugged cloth as Junk Yard Dog, Ted DiBiase, Magnum T.A., Paul Orndorff, Jake Roberts, Dick Murdoch and several other wrestlers who have built a legacy in the Sooner State and surrounding territories. Neil comes from that same wrestling lineage and, with over a decade of work in the ring, has attracted a large fan base all over the South Central United States.
But no career is without its controversy and pitfalls. Neil grabbed the ire of IZW fans everywhere over the past year with his transformation from the “Real Deal” to “The Bronze Bull”. As “The Bronze Bull” Neil won another IZW Championship, making it six in total, (the most of any wrestler in history) so although the method was questioned by most fans, the results were not. But after the events of March Mayhem and everything that has transpired since, Neil has had a career renaissance and once again found himself in a familiar position as a fan favorite. But the old saying is true: If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
Neil hasn’t made a clean break from his past. Since walking away from Impact Elite, Neil finds himself in a dog fight against former IZW Champion and multi-time felon, The Convict and Madame Commissioner Erica. With the shocking turn of events over the past couple weeks, I couldn’t wait to get ahold of “The Bronze Bull” and interview this living legend. Neil was a true professional and illuminating as always. Neil might have thrown more kerosene on his combustible feud with The Convict and Erica heading into Coronation on May 11, but knowing “The Bronze Bull” like I do, he wouldn’t want it any other way. Raw and uncut, here is my interview with the one and only “Bronze Bull” Aaron Neil.
DA: You’ve had a challenging last month or so. The brunt of your recent trouble started with your exit of Impact Elite, when you quit at March Mayhem. Did you ever expect things to get so out of hand with your former stable mates?
AN: I’m no dummy. I knew Madame Commissioner Erica wouldn’t take this “lying down”. She usually takes things from her knees! I realized there would be some backlash. Did I foresee her unleashing her big dumb attack dog, The Convict, on me, and shaving my head? No, but I don’t think she realizes the line she has crossed, or the repercussions of her actions.
DA: It seems Impact Elite, and specifically Erica, has really taken your departure from Impact Elite personal. Why?
AN: I think she is taking this so personally because it is a reflection of her life as a whole. Time and time again she tries to hitch her wagon to the rising star of someone else, and inevitably gets dropped like the trash she is. One would think she might have gotten used to this process by now considering how many times it happens to her, but in her defense, it isn’t easy getting over the “Bronze Bull”. Once you go “Bronze” you don’t go back.
DA: What can fans of Aaron Neil expect at Coronation?
AN: “The Bronze Bull” challenged The Convict to a match, and at Coronation I will go into battle against The Convict. Like anyone else, I look at The Convict and the impressive path of destruction he has been on, but unlike everyone else, “The Bronze Bull” is not in awe of The Convict. I have battled the biggest and baddest in the business, and I have been to Japan and I can assure you The Convict is NOT Godzilla. After Coronation, The Convict will be nothing but a creepy orange jump-suit full of sore bones that Erica will have to cart around with her in a wheelbarrow.
DA: Will the “Bronze Bull” rise again or maybe the “Real Deal”? Or possibly….a never before seen version of Aaron Neil?
AN: To “rise again” implies that there was a fall. And I have it on good authority (The Gods) that “The Bronze Bull” has not fallen. I won’t down play what Erica did to me by shearing the golden mane, but she has NO IDEA the kind of hell that will be unleashed on The Convict because of what she did. The consequences of her actions are more than The Convict can bear.
DA: Being the only six-time IZW Champion in company history is proof that you are one of the best, if not the best wrestler to ever grace an IZW ring. What do you need to do to place yourself in the hunt for title #7?
AN: Apparently, being the owner of the company is the only requirement to be the champion now. Gone are the days when a competitor plied his craft for years in order to perfect it, and after proving his worth eventually earned the right to even have a shot at the championship. And when they received their shot they fought their guts out to be deserving of the title of “Champion”. I am determined to bring that ethic and prestige back to the IZW Championship. So in typical “Bronze Bull” style I will EARN a shot at the IZW Championship by doing what “The Bronze Bull” does best…beat everyone!
DA: You and Johnny Z have had your ups and downs over the years. From being best friends, to your epic steel cage match in 2012. Can you give us some insight into the mind of today’s “Natural Born Leader”?
AN: Unfortunately, I can’t provide any insight into Johnny Z’s mind because his head is wedged so far up his ass that only his colon knows what he is thinking. When Johnny and I first came up with the idea of IZW we wanted to make a wrestling company that was different than every other promotion we saw. We were determined not to make the same mistakes all those other companies were making. Mistakes like an owner of a company declaring himself the champion at the expense of younger more deserving talent. It seems like the last desperate act of a very desperate man. I’ve never been too good at keeping my opinions to myself, and I’m not going to start now, which means our paths will cross sooner rather than later.
DA: Your former apprentice, “The Brass Bull” Bobby Starr is in the finals of the Impact Player of the Year Tournament, where he will be facing “Lights Out” Jordan Jacobs in a Ladder Match at Coronation. Do you take any pride in knowing that under your tutelage and guidance, Starr is on the brink of superstardom? How do you see that match playing out?
AN: I take great pride in seeing the progression of “The Brass Bull”. Bobby is a kid who has overcome great adversity in his life to be where he is. He beat cancer as a child; he overcame a horrible reputation, and fought his way up from a menial position in the company to become one of the top stars in IZW. If anyone deserves good things in their life it’s Bobby, and if anyone needs to be inspired, look to “The Brass Bull”.
DA: Word Association: Johnny Z
AN: Sad, desperate, little man.
AN: Conniving, vindictive, harpy.
DA: The Convict
AN: Hired goon, and soon to be “Bronze Bull’s” bitch!
DA: Double D
AN: Confused Trekkie… talented, but confused. Did I mention talented?
DA: Bobby Starr
AN: Fruit of my loins.
DA: Big Business
AN: The off-spring of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum’s incestuous relationship.
DA: Aaron Neil
AN: Wrestling Demi-God
DA: Any last comments to your fans or enemies?
AN: When the Gods of wrestling decided to make sweet-sweet love to the Gods of all that is Awesome, their passionate union produced a force the likes of which have never been seen. They named this force “The Bronze Bull”, and those Gods in their infinite wisdom knew they had to share the product of their “hot God lovin” with the universe. We now find ourselves in the Era of “The Bronze Bull”, and there is no end in sight. 2013 will be a year like no other, as “The Bronze Bull” takes IZW and all of our fans to heights never before seen or imagined. Coronation will be a continuation of “The Bronze Bull’s” dominance. I will step into the ring with The Convict, and remind everyone who the true monster of IZW is. After Coronation, “The Bronze Bull” will take on all comers from here and afar to prove to everyone that I am everything I say I am, and I will once again rise to the pinnacle of wrestling…because the Gods said so!
Xtreme combat’s Cathy Richardson Fitzgerald discusses “Assault at the Armory” this Sat. Night LIVE on GFL.tv!!!!
Today on another LIVE Q&A on Twitter, GFL.tv had the chance to talk to Cathy Richardson Fitzgerald about the upcoming Xtreme Combat – “Assault at the Armory” card this Saturday night LIVE WORLWIDE on GFL.tv!! Check out what she had to say about this intriguing event!
@GFL Always!! we never disappoint and this show will be the same! We have a great lineup!
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@GFL I would have to say Beatease v Gallipo… I am a fan of watching Beatease fight – he always brings his best to the cage and Gallipo
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@GFL Gallipo is one of the best 145# in the area… great combination!
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@GFL I would say Beatease v Gallipo would be the closest we would have to that – a few words indirectly being exchanged, but nothing too bad
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@GFL the fighters that we deal with are so amazing honestly – not a whole lot of mud-slinging of late.
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@GFL Santelli’s first opponent dropped due to illness. Haney is a great guy and loves to travel to fight. His brother has fought for us b4
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@GFL when the drop occurred, I contacted him and he jumped on it. I am so thankful. Santelli has been training and looking forward to this.
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@GFL It is the first time that he is fighting in his hometown. It’s a big deal – we owe Haney big time!
@GFL They can expect non-stop action and energy. Hometown crowd is SOLD OUT and ready to bring it. If you want to see it live, get the ppv!
Join us tomorrow night on GFL Radio starting at 9pm EST as week speak to Cathy again as well as Kiel Santelli, Thomas Haney, Ian Beatease & Chris Gallipo!! Also for more info on Saturday night’s Xtreme Combat’s iPPN on GFL.tv, make sure to click the link below!