GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Hometown Takeover Beginning December 1 on TCN & CSN Comcast

November 25, 2014
GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as All In Entertainment presents Hometown Takeover featuring a full lineup of fights, emanating from the historic Dar Constitution Hall and Casino in Washington, DC. This event will showcase some of the top up and coming boxers along the Eastern seaboard.
The landmark event will feature the long awaited return of undefeated WBC Youth Welterweight Champion and Washington, D.C. Native, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (23-0, 12KOs) squaring off against Michael Clark of Columbus, Ohio.
Hernandez-Harrison is looking forward to getting back in the ring following an ankle injury that postponed the bout. “I am excited by the chance to fight in my hometown and am grateful to all the fans and my team for their continued support,” said Dusty. Buddy Harrison, Hernandez-Harrison’s father and trainer added, “This was Dusty’s first injury as a professional. He is 100% healthy and ready to go and we are looking forward to the large DMV crowd.”
Jeff Fried of All In Entertainment continues the development and promotion of Hernandez-Harrison’s ring education and even treats the injury and bout postponement as part of Dusty’s development. “Nobody wants to get injured; although at the professional sports level the manner in which an athlete mentally and physically prepares following an injury is a learning phase in and of itself.”
The boxing card will also feature undefeated middleweight Jarrett Hurd (12-0, 7 KOs), among other exciting boxers from the DMV.
Other boxers on the card include Mykal Fox (3-0, 1 KO), Brandon Quarles (13-3-1, 5 KOs), Dwayne McRae (14-3, 8 KOs) and more!
Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, December 1 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, December 5 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Saturday, December 6 at 3:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, December 6 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Sunday, December 7 at 5:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, December 4 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, December 7 at 4:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Hometown Takeover Championship Boxing in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
The Comcast Network
CSN Philadelphia
CSN Washington
CSN Baltimore
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
CSN Bay Area

Upcoming Events on Comcast
12/1: Hometown Takeover Championship Boxing (boxing)
12/8: Greg Cohen Boxing (boxing)
12/15: Battle of the States (boxing)
12/22: Broadway Boxing: Hardy v Hoy (boxing)
12/29: 5-on-5-Team-Fighting-Championship (MMA)

About GFL:
GFL ( is a fast-growing media and sports entertainment company that utilizes a proprietary technology to deliver the most exciting LIVE combat sports events worldwide and an incredible viewing experience to a global audience. With a diverse mix of combat sports properties, GFL is the premier online destination for live boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and more. Since its inception in 2007, GFL has streamed more than 2,500 live events with over 10,000 hours of combat sports content. In addition to its web platform, GFL is available on Roku, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices, and broadcasts a weekly, two-hour, syndicated fight TV show on CSN, TCN and SNY, as well as live pay-per-view events directly to iN DEMAND.

It’s official: Pascal taking on Bolonti; Hyppolite, Butler & Ulysse on PPV undercard

November 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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MONTREAL (Nov. 25, 2014) — Jean Bédard, the president of InterBox, announced
that the NABF Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan’s team. Boxing fans will also be thrilled by the undercard, which features locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 K-.O.), Steven Butler (8- 0-0, 7 K-.O) and Ulysse Jr (4-0-0, 3 K-.O), among others.

Early on in the re-negotiations, InterBox inquired about Bolonti’s interest in going up against Pascal, so Bolonti’s team has been ready from the beginning – only awaiting a positive response from InterBox. The Argentinian, who has been training hard for the last two months, is motivated and looking forward to taking on the considerable challenge.

“There comes a time when negotiations have to stop and you’ve got to move forward. Pascal versus Bolonti was a scenario we’d already considered, and we think it’s the right one. Plus, it’s important for Jean Pascal to fight so he can direct his career,” Bédard explained.

“This time, I was lucky to have a good, long-term training camp for combat outside Argentina,” Bolanti said. “It would have been a shame not to have the opportunity to fight. Although his style is different than Bute’s, Pascal is just as big a challenge for me.”

So, these two fighters who were going to be in the ring with other opponents on the same evening, will – in the end – fight each other in a grand finale at the Bell Centre. Though they lost their respective adversaries, Pascal and Bolonti are both eager to win. Roberto ‘the Beast’ Bolonti comes into the fight with imposing record: 35 wins including 24 by knockout.

A striking undercard

Steven Butler vs. TBA
Never having been beaten, Steven ‘Bang-Bang’ Butler (8-0, 7 KOs) is definitely a rising star in the boxing world. This former Canadian senior champion, who will be in the ninth fight of his career, has been pretty busy since he started professional boxing on March 28 of this year.

Shiller Hyppolite vs. Norbert Nemesapati
‘Batman’ had to pass on his fight scheduled for November 21 in Sorel-Tracy, as his adversary bowed out. Now Montrealers have a chance to see him strut his stuff in the ring; this time against Norbert Nemesapati (15-1, 14 KOs). Shiller has also made it clear he’s gunning to take on Bolonti soon.

Joel Diaz Jr vs. Pedro Navarrete
The protégé of the Jean Pascal Promotions stable, Joel Diaz Jr (17-0, 13 KOs), will weigh-in on Canadiens’ territory for the first time, against Mexico’s Pedro Navarrete (28-19-3, 17 KOs).

Bogdan Dinu vs. Mickael Vieira
The scion of Stéphan Larouche and InterBox, now settled in Montréal with his family, will be concentrating on keeping his perfect record when he goes up against Frenchman Mickael Vieira (14-4, 7 KOs).

Ulysse Jr vs. Lukasz Janik
Poland’s Lukasz Janik (12-7-1, 6 K-O.), having already gone up against Jo Jo Dan, will be fighting the so-far-unbeaten boxer known for his lightning fists: Ulysse Jr (4-0, 3 KOs).

InterBox is currently awaiting confirmation that Mikaël Zweski will be at the Bell Centre on December 6, rather than in Vegas.

Tickets on sale
Tickets for the December 6, 2014 boxing gala are available at; by phone at 1-855-310-2525 or at the Club de Boxe Champion 514.376.0980.

PPV in North America

The Canadian light heavyweight doubleheader card is also being distributed in the United Statesby Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 8:00 p.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.

The Dec. 6 card in Montreal, featuring Bute and Pascal in co-main events, will be available on a pay-per-view basis in Canada on Indigo and Bell in French and English, as well as via Rogers, Shaw and Sask-Tel in English only.

For additional information please visit or, follow on Twitter @IntegratedPPV @InterBoxCA @InterBoxBute @JeanPascalChamp.
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Dead Serious 13 Preview

November 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hard hitting MMA action returns as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “Dead Serious 13” on December 13 from the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey live on the GFL Combat Sports Network. Dead Serious Fighting Championship is planning to blow the roof off with this mega card. Be there for every punch, kicks and submission.

In the main event, Michael Kim (2-1) battles O’Brayan Ramirez (3-0). Kim is a well-rounded MMA fighter with solid submissions and very technical striking. Kim likes to come forward with an aggressive style and loves to get his opponent into a dog fight. Ramirez remains undefeated early in his career in large part due to his punching prowess. Ramirez is a heavy handed fighter who can change the flow of a fight with one punch. Ramirez will be happy to trade punches with Kim and if that happens fans will be in a barnburner.

In the co-main event, Matt Firneno (4-0) battles Nestor Negroni, Jr (4-2-1) in the 145 lb division. Firneno is a solid wrestler that loves to grind down his opponents and wear them out over 3 rounds. Firneno is coming off a second round TKO in his last fight and has put together a string of impressive wins. Negroni is coming off a tough loss for the Dead Serious Featherweight Title in his last bout and looks to get back on track for another title shot. Negroni is a wrestling specialist and has solid submissions, especially from the top. Negroni also has solid cardio to go full speed for a whole fight. These two athletes will go full throttle in their matchup as gold is on the line.

Michael Main (2-0) takes on Ron Templeton (3-1). Main is an upcoming prospect in the bantamweight division and looks to continue his success against his toughest test to date in Templeton. Main is a strong grappler who always goes for the submission when he is on the ground. Templeton is on a 3-fight winning streak, all wins in Dead Serious. Templeton will look to set a fast pace early on and try and get Main into deep waters in the final round.

East Coast MMA is ready to deliver again! Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on December 13 as Dead Serious Fighting Championship presents “Dead Serious 13” exclusively at

Former NCAA champ starting professional amateur wrestling group

November 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of By Dave Meltzer &

Wayne Boyd is more passionate about wrestling than almost anyone, and his latest goal is to succeed at something that everyone else that has tried and failed: the idea of running a promotion doing professional amateur wrestling.

Boyd’s new venture, The Global Wrestling Championships, debuts with a Saturday afternoon show with three main event matches, featuring six of the country’s top wrestlers. The event brings four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake back to Cornell University. It will be a combination of prelim matches streaming for free at 2 p.m. Eastern time on and the championship matches as a $6.95 Internet pay-per-view if ordered in advance, at 3 p.m. ET.

Boyd’s goals are ambitious. He wants to present real wrestling, with the country’s best wrestlers, in a professional sports league team format. He wants to present the shows like MMA, with interviews, storylines and grudge matches. The idea is for the teams to be from the ten to 20 best wrestling clubs in the country, doing dual meets. The goal is to generate enough revenue that 88 of the best wrestlers in the country would be able to earn $50,000 per year with the hope it will help sustain them so they won’t have to work a full-time job while preparing for international competitions. They also want the U.S. team to surpass Iran and Russia for the top spot in the world. It would also gives those so inclined the experience of competing in a sports league and learning to promote matches before moving into MMA.

It’s something that is the reverse of two decades ago, when people like Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, Matt Lindland, Mark Coleman and Tom Erikson originally started fighting in MMA as a way to earn money to support their Olympic wrestling dreams.

For Saturday’s event, the prize money will be $7,500 to the winner and $2,500 to the loser, for three championship bouts.

In marketing, Boyd wants to change terminology. He doesn’t like the term amateur wrestling. And he wants to use boxing and MMA terms for weight classes.

When Sam Hazewinkel, a member of the 2012 Olympic team, faces Tony Ramos, who won the NCAA title last year for Iowa, they’ll be battling for the GWC flyweight championship, complete with a title belt. The actual weight of the competitors isn’t even decided, but it will be something in the neighborhood of 126 or 127 pounds.

Dake, the only man in history to win NCAA titles in four different weight classes and the best U.S. college wrestler in recent years, will battle Andrew Howe, a former NCAA champion from Wisconsin, for the welterweight title, which will be at around 163 pounds. The two went into triple overtime last year when they were in a tournament for a spot on the U.S. team in the world championships.

The heavyweight championship will be decided with Tervel Diagnev, who placed fifth at the last Olympics, facing Tyrell Fortune, a former Division II national champion who lost to Diagnev in the finals of the tournament in 2013 to make the U.S. team for the world championships. Both men will be about 285 pounds, and Boyd wants to go back to the past the make the heavyweight division an unlimited weight class, bringing back the days of the behemoth 400-pound heavyweights.

Boyd, 68, won an NCAA title in 1969 while going undefeated in dual meets during his college career at Temple University. He’s finishing his 57th year in the sport, and still trains twice a week. He notes that in 1981, he became the only man to ever pin Victor the Wrestling Bear. After the age of 45, he won seven age group national championships, the most recent being in 2009. He’s also produced movies about wrestling, most notably the 1996 movie, “One More Shot.”

The idea of a professional league for amateur wrestlers isn’t new. A number have sprung up in the last 40 years, usually lasting very little time. The AGON promotion tried it in recent years.

The most visibility any of these projects got was nearly a decade ago, when Real Pro Wrestling had a run on national television. RPW was on both PAX TV (now Ion) and Fox Sports Net, but folded after one season, with minimal ratings and an inability to get sponsors. But that league featured some of the best wrestlers in the country at the time, who a decade later are now names in MMA, including 184-pound champion Muhammad Lawal (King Mo) of the Oklahoma Slam, teammate Daniel Cormier, who won the 211-pound championship, and 264-pound champion Patrick Cummins. Also in the promotion was current Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren.

“It’s a real challenge,” said Boyd, about the promotion. “I’m really hoping we can do what UFC accomplished. We’re looking to give wrestling a bigger audience, more entertainment value and get more media interest. That’s what we are looking for. For years, we’ve called ourselves amateur wrestling. If you call yourself amateur, how do you expect to get any attention?”

The amateur wrestling community has constantly been trying to figure out a way for its top stars to be able to earn a sustainable living while full-time training for national and international competitions. And it’s come full circle, because Boyd is in discussion about putting on a second show in conjunction with the annual amateur wrestling spectacular held in New York’s Madison Square Garden, on Dec. 21. He talked about getting Lawal and Warren to wrestle on the show, and wants to get in touch with Tito Ortiz.

Ultimately, he’s talking about major arenas and pay-per-view, and hoping to be a circuit where guys can make some money, make a name, and then some would then transition into the UFC or another MMA promotion.

They are experimenting with rules. On the first show, each match is a series of a best-of-five series of three-minute rounds, calling them rounds and not periods. The rounds will be scored both separately and together. If there is a pin, the match is over. If not, the first person to win three rounds takes it. However, if the loser wins his rounds stronger, enough to where after four or five rounds, he has more cumulative points than the winner, they go into a three round overtime to decide the championship. If that fails, they stand up and have a sudden death, first person to score round. If neither man scores after three minutes, there will be three judges who decide the champion.

“We’re pushing scoring more points, wrestling longer and wrestling harder,” said Boyd. “Our guys, if they go to the world championships, when they wrestle the Russians and Iranians, they’ll have trained for 15-18 minute matches, so they’ll have a little edge in conditioning. We want the U.S. to dominate wrestling and dominate Russia and Iran.”

“I need to see what happens after ten minutes,” he said. “We need to see how it looks when they’re exhausted. I may find the magic number is 12 minutes, not 15, maybe nine, but I want the matches to be longer. Whose ever heard of an entertainment event that lasts six minutes?

He’s talking to NBA owners, with a goal to get exposure by putting on wrestling matches at halftime of games.

“People call me crazy, but without vision, you’ll just do the same things over and over,” he said. “We’ve never been able to pay our athletes. We’re looking at being a bridge to UFC. If I can sit down with Dana White, we can map something out.”

He looks back at the early 1900s, when Frank Gotch was one of the biggest sports heroes of the time, and battled George Hackenschmidt before 29,000 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago, or when Joe Stecher battled Earl Caddock in Madison Square Garden in legitimate matches for the world championships.

“I’d like to do a match in Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, a big match where the lure is that the winner would get $1 million,” said Boyd. “If people knew two guys were fighting for that much money, they would get interested.”

He thinks that will lead to more participation in the sport.

“The characteristics of being great in any sport are common in wrestling,” he said. “Any ten year-old boy, or ten year-old girl should experience wrestling for at least one season. It’ll make him a better baseball player or a better football player. It builds character. It’s the world’s oldest sport, the original sport of the ancient Olympics, and it’s a natural teacher of life experiences.”

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents “CFFC 43″ Beginning November 24 on Comcast TCN and CSN


November 20, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as CFFC presents another show stopper with CFFC 43 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights, including 2 title fights, emanating from the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars along the Eastern seaboard as CFFC presents another hard-hitting event.

In the main event, CFFC Welterweight Champion and undefeated fighter Jonavin Webb (7-0) battles the always dangerous former Bellator World Champion Lyman Good (16-3) with the title on the line. Webb won the CFFC title back in August via TKO in the third round and his first title defense against Good is sure to be a clash of champions. Webb is a blue chip prospect from New Jersey and has never tasted defeat in either his pro or amateur career as a mixed martial artist. Webb is a submission specialist with a great wrestling game and once the fight hits the mat, he can finish the fight via tapout or ground and pound. Good is a solid grappler and has added a vicious Muay Thai game to his MMA arsenal as of late. Good amassed a (7-3) record in Bellator against some of the world’s top welterweights. He is no stranger to the big fight and will look to collect another belt, this time the CFFC Welterweight Championship, at the expense of Webb. Look for Good to test the striking of Webb early and often.

In the co-main event, former CFFC Champion and TUF vet Tim Williams (9-1) takes on Strikeforce vet Ron Stallings (12-4) in a middleweight showdown. Williams was at the top of the CFFC middleweight division in 2012 and looks to get back to that spot in quick order. Williams is known for keeping constant pressure on his opponents either with punches and kicks on the feet or relentless takedowns and submission attempts on the mat. Nobody has every outworked Williams in the cage and it’s a streak he plans on continuing against Stallings. Williams has never been to a decision and his high octane fighting style has made him a fan favorite up and down the eastern seaboard. Stallings has only had 2 fights go to decision in his career and he will be looking to get into a shootout with Williams from the get go. Look for Stallings to stand his ground and try to get Williams in a barnburner.

The CFFC Heavyweight Title will be on the line as Champion Azunna “Zu” Anyanwu (7-2) defends the belt against Bellator and M-1 vet Plinio Cruz (6-5) Zu can match anyone on the East Coast punch for punch and this title fight was made with that idea in mind. Zu is a compact fighter who also brings a solid grappling game into the cage having tapped out 3 opponents already to go along with his 3 KOs. Cruz is a rugged fighter from New Jersey and a grinder who likes to outwork and out hustle his opponent in the cage. Cruz sets a high pace for a heavyweight and wears down his opponent over the course of a full fight while building a lead up on the judges’ score cards. Cruz will need to evade the power punching of Anyanwu early and often and try to outwork the bigger man in the championship rounds.

In other action, Bellator and WSOF vet Jimmie Rivera (14-1) takes on Anthony Durnell (11-3). Rivera is a top 20 bantamweight and looks to make it a short night for Durnell. Rivera, a Bellator and TUF vet has faced a who’s who of the East Coast’s best and is riding a 13-fight win steak. Rivera will look to utilize his strong wrestling base to nullify Durnell’s attacks. Durnell comes out of Pennsylvania where he dominated the region. This will be his debut fight in CFFC and he is expecting big things as he looks towards a future title shot. A victory over Rivera would do just that. Durnell is relentless in the cage, and mirrors Rivera’s fighting style in that both fighters are strong wrestlers who never get tired and like to push the pace.
Be there to witness who climbs up the ladder and who is hurled off it as “CFFC 43″ throws down the gauntlet on Comcast once again! Watch all the top stars of the Northeast bring their fists and hearts into the cage and fight like modern day Spartans!

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, November 24 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Tuesday, November 25 at 8:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Friday, November 28 at 10:30am ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, November 28 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, November 29 at 4:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, November 30 at 1:30pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, November 30 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 43 in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
The Comcast Network
CSN Philadelphia
CSN Washington
CSN Baltimore
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
CSN Bay Area

Upcoming Events on Comcast
11/24: CFFC 43 (MMA)
12/1: Hometown Takeover (boxing)
12/8: Greg Cohen Boxing (boxing)
12/15: Battle of the States (boxing)

About GFL:
GFL ( is a fast-growing media and sports entertainment company that utilizes a proprietary technology to deliver the most exciting LIVE combat sports events worldwide and an incredible viewing experience to a global audience. With a diverse mix of combat sports properties, GFL is the premier online destination for live boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and more. Since its inception in 2007, GFL has streamed more than 2,500 live events with over 10,000 hours of combat sports content. In addition to its web platform, GFL is available on Roku, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices, and broadcasts a weekly, two-hour, syndicated fight TV show on CSN, TCN and SNY, as well as live pay-per-view events directly to iN DEMAND.

Chasm Elite 3 – Texas Battlegounds Preview

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CHASM Elite Promotions / CHASM Elite Amateur Combat Group Presents “Texas Battlegrounds”, an extreme amateur cage fighting experience at the Bell County Expo Center. The great state of Texas just became a war zone!! Join us as amazing competitors clash in an all-out war to determine who the best in Texas is. Be there to support your State, your fighters and the combative sports community as a whole.
In a featherweight battle Fabien Mendez (2-1) takes on Robert Butler (8-0). Mendez has never had a fight go the distance. He is a grappling wizard that fights at a high pace. Look for Mendez to try and get the fight to the mat where he can utilize his aggressive form of grappling. Butler is a champion with multiple organizations and has shown an ability to finish fights with his submissions and striking. Butler is a hot prospect in Texas and will be looking to make another statement against Mendez, who is a threat for anyone. Look for Butler to try and stay technical and score punches and kicks in the standup. If the fight hits the mat, Butler is a solid technician with strong top control and wrestling.

In a welterweight battle, Marcus Still (1-1) battles Angel Ruiz (1-1). Still is coming off a tough decision loss that was very close and looks to get above .500 with a win over Ruiz. Still is a fast starter and finished his first opponent in under 2:00 minutes in his first fight. Still continues to improve his all-around game. Ruiz is also looking to get above .500 but comes into this bout after a decisive win via TKO in his last fight. Ruiz is riding a wave of momentum that he hopes to keep up against Still. This should be a barnburner when these two gladiators step into the cage.

In a light heavyweight scrap, Luis Carter (2-1) fights Randy Ramirez (1-0). Carter is a grinder who brings a great cardio game into the cage. Carter likes to wear down his opponent over the course of 3 rounds and pull away on the judges’ score cards the deeper the fight goes. Look for Carter to immediately set a high pace by mixing up his attacks and keeping the pressure on Ramirez. Ramirez is undefeated and looks to stay that way against Carter. He will need to let his hands go and connect early and often as Carter will continue to try and put Ramirez on the defensive. Ramirez brings KO power in both hands so one punch could turn the tide of the fight if Ramirez connects flush.

CE presents another hard-hitting night of fights with “CE 3 Texas Battlegrounds” on December 6 exclusively on Witness these rising stars in the Lone Star State go to battle in the cage for glory, honor and victory. Order now.

Dennis Hasson to fight Taneal Goyco this Saturday Night at Valley Forge Casino Resort

November 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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VALLEY FORGE, PA (November 19, 2014)–This Saturday night, Dennis Hasson will look to get back in the win column when he takes on Taneal Goyco in the main event of a card at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.

The show is promoted by Kings Promotions.

Hasson of Philadelphia has a record of 16-1 with 6 knockouts.

The 30 year-old Hasson is settled in a Light Heavyweight and has a solid win over Daniel Judah to his credit. He is coming off a 4th round stoppage defeat to Tyrell Hendrix on June 27 in Las Vegas.

That fight was a shocking defeat as Hasson was rolling along undefeated until the surprise defeat to Hendrix.

“I take full responsibility for that defeat. I did not have to take that fight. I just went in there and lost,” said a candid Hasson.

“I have come full circle as I am back with my original team of Buddy Osborne and Johnny Rivera and we are back to basics and we will see the best results.”

In Goyco, Hason is fighting another man from Philadelphia who comes to fight.

“I know Goyco is a good fight for us. Like myself, He is coming off a loss. We are both from Philadelphia and this will be a good fight for the fans. I am looking to put on a good show and come out victorious.”

Hasson isn’t letting the set back bother him as he feels that the Hendrix fight was just a small bump in the road.

“Some of the greatest fighters have suffered glitches in their career and they have gone on to have Hall of Fame careers. I will not let that hold me back from going forward. That loss will not break me. I have learned and will come back stronger”

Despite having a record of 6-8-1 with three knockouts, Goyco has wins over Dennis Morris (1-0), Frankie Filippone (14-2-1) and Jeremy Trussell (8-0).

6 Round Bouts:

David Grayton (9-0, 8 KO’s) will take on an opponent to be announced in a Welterweight bout.

In Four Round Bouts:

Sulhtan Staton (3-0, 2 KO’s) takes on Ramon Ellis (4-13-2, 2 KO’s) in a Lightweight bout.

Carlos Rosario (0-1) of Pennsauken, NJ will battle Eliezar Mendez (1-0) of Reading, PA in a Jr. Lightweight fight.

Martin Lagunas Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) of Ruskin, FL will take on an pro debut Diamond Mitchell in a Welterweight fight.

In a featherweight contest, Johnnie Rolon of Florida will make his pro debut against fellow pro debuter Ruben Swain of Ohio.

Samuel Berman of Collegevile, PA will square off with Jamikey Woods (0-1) of Stateville, NC in a Welterweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling Kings Boxing at 610 587-5950

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Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat plans historic 50th show 1/23

November 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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by Kirik Jenness at

No promotion has sent more people to the UFC than Lou Neglia’s Ring Of Combat. To date, the East Coast promotion has graduated over 90 alumni to compete in the UFC. Not only have they sent the most, to the biggest promotion, but all Ring of Combat alumni are having successful careers.

The latest ROC veterans actively competing in the UFC include middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Al Iaquinta, Ryan LaFlare, Eddie Gordon, Costas Philippou, Edson Barboza, Uriah Hall, and most recently, Chris Wade.

A lot of things turned 50 this year, including Buffalo wings, The Ford Mustang, Sandra Bullock, BASIC, G.I. Joe, Lucky Charms, Pop Tarts, Jeopardy, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. On January 23, Lou Neglia brings Ring of Combat 50 to east coast fight fans at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. The fight card is stacked from top to bottom and will feature top MMA prospects and SIX title bouts.

As a former world kickboxing champion, Lou knows what it takes to help build fighters.

“The recipe is very simple,” said Lou. “Competitive fights challenge you. If you’re not challenged, you won’t change. You get more out of losing competitive fights by improving your game. You gain nothing winning a hand-picked opponent for an easy fight.”

“The UFC has taken a fighter that was 8 wins with 4 losses as opposed to a fighter who was undefeated at 10-0 in another promotion. The matchmakers at UFC know just as well as I do that it’s who you fought and how you fought that matters. I look at these matches as fan myself. I put two solid fighters together that not only fans want to see in action but fights that I would like to see.”

UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver on January 18, 2015 will feature a bout between ROC vets Uriah Hall and Costas Philippou. The pair already fought once at ROC 34, with Philippou taking a majority decision.

“When I first heard that the UFC is putting on Hall vs Philippou, I was very proud,” said Neglia. “These guys are true champions and gave their all at Ring of Combat. The have both come so far since then and I know they are going to put on a good show for the UFC.”

With Lou’s matchmaking skills and top pedigree of fighters, many wonder why he hasn’t made the jump to go head to head with the UFC, but for Lou, that is an easy answer.

“Not too long ago, I was approached by three very successful businessmen,” said Lou. “They asked me if I wanted to join forces with them in the world of MMA and their goal was to compete with the UFC and eventually become bigger than them. I thanked them for their time but declined. I am very content with what I am doing and have no desire to compete with the UFC. They have an all star team with Dana, Lorenzo, Marc Ratner, Joe Silva and are doing great things in the world of combat sports. I enjoy finding great but unknown talent and developing them for the world’s biggest stage and I am happy with the place Ring of Combat has in MMA history, being the american idol of the sport.”

“Our next event is a very special one for Ring of Combat. Not many promotions have made it to their 50th event and many have not produced the superstars that Ring of Combat has. I am very proud of all Ring of Combat alumni, but also very proud of the new generation of ROC fighters who by accepting tough fights in the Ring of Combat, prepare themselves for the road that leads to the Octagon. I’m confident the new generation of ROC alumni will join the others and become stars of the sport.”


November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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By Bruce KiVo

Mixed Martial Arts is coming to MSG. Took long enough and it’s goin down Friday, Nov 21st, thanks to Victory Combat Sports. Victory CEO, Kevin Lillis partnered up with Take On Productions to bring in the biggest event ever sanctioned by the WKA in New York. Some of the best Kick Boxers and Muay Thai Fighters will compete alongside the best amateur Mixed Martial Arts Athletes in the Tri-state area for this historic event. TITLEFIGHTS and GIRLFIGHTS are included.

Coming off a nice win over Chris Carmozzi @ UFC FightNight, Renzo Gracie fighter, Rafael “Sapo” Natal, gives his thoughts on Victory VII coming to MSG.

Former UCL Champ, Chad Hernandez of Radical MMA is set to take on Anthony Glacchina of Serra/Longo in what looks to be a great fight.

Coach Rene Dreyfus of Radical MMA is well aware of the infamous Serra/Longo camp. Nobody can deny that former UFC WW Champ Matt Serra’s KO of former UFC WW Champ George St Pierre and UFC MW Champ Chris Weidman’s KO and TKO of the former UFC MW Champ Anderson Silva, AKA The GOAT were possibly the biggest upsets in UFC history. According to Coach Rene, Chad is more then ready.

Also on the card are 2012 Olympian Ibrahim Faraq, UFC Gym’s NJ Mac, Renzo Gracie’s Max McGarr, NY Combat Sambo’s Hassan Hope and Thomas Doyle, Take On Muay Thai Champ Jason ahim faraqVan Oijen and the ever exciting Bernard Cano who always brings it. Victory VII’s card is stacked. Max McGarr’s submissions are off the hook and who can forget Hassan Hope’s great back and forth match against Brad Bateman? Sambo Steve says his athletes are ready.

Speaking of stacked, did somebody say GIRLFIGHT?

The 2013 Female Fighter of the Year, Gianna Smith, Women’s Muay Thai and MMA Phenom Prairie Rugilo, Long Island’s Jessica Cavagnaro, Katalina Morales and Krav Maga Academy’s Viktoria Makarova will hilite this history making event. Just look back on previous Victory and Take On events. Is the next Ronda Rousey fighting on this card?

Madison Square Garden is considered the greatest arena in the world. Dating back to the early 1900s to today, Champions like John L. Sullivan, Jack Jonson, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Graziano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ali, Vito Antuefermo, Duran, Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Holyfield and so many more have all fought here.

I know Former UFC Champs and Hall Of Famers Dan Severn and Royce Gracie would have been honored to fight here as well as Olympic Silver Medalist and UFC legend Matt Lindland.

In our last interview with New Yorker and former UFC Champ Matt “The Terror” Serra, he hinted at a possible comeback if it were at MSG. The Great Renzo would love the chance to compete here too. Former UFC Champ Frankie Edgar has mentioned it. Even UFC Champs, Chris Weidman and Jonny “Bones” Jones hope for the chance to compete in the greatest arena in the world! Refs Big John McCarthy and New Jersey’s Dan Miragliotta also have that itch and Dana White would would like nothing better then having a UFC @ MSG.

MMA fan, Actor Alex Corrado of TV’s Gotham, here with Penguin says “Big Congrats to Victory for bringin MMA to MSG!

It’s a dream come true for every athlete. See you at the Garden Nov 21st.

Irish Amateur star Noel Murphy set to make pro debut on Friday, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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QUEENS, NY (November 17, 2014) – On Friday night, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City, New Legend Boxing returns with a packed night of boxing.

In the main event, Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (12-0, 6 KO’s) of Port Chester, New York will risk his undefeated record when he takes on Engleberto Valenzuelä (9-3, 3 KO’s) of Mexico in a Super Featherweight bout scheduled for 8 rounds.

One of the featured undercard bouts will see the pro debut of Ireland standout amateur Noel Murphy making his pro debut against Anthony Smith (1-3) of Brooklyn, New York in a 4-round Welterweight bout.

Murphy, just 20 years-old of Cork, Ireland and now residing in Yonkers, New York is excited to begin his career in the paid ranks after completing an 116 amateur.

“The professional game is more active. I competed for Ireland but when I got the opportunity to turn professional and come to New York, I took it,”said Murphy. ” It feels great to be in New York. I can get the best experience and best sparring here.”

In Smith, all Murphy knows is that he is fighting an opponent who is a native New Yorker.

“All I know is that he is from Brooklyn but that doesn’t bother me. I have prepared for the fight.”

When asked about his style, Murphy looks to be a crowd pleaser.

“I can do a bit of everything but I focus on my power shots,” finished Murphy.

In a Ten round Bout:

Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KO’s) of North Bergen, NJ takes on former Lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (29-7-2, 23 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a Lightweight bout.

In six round bouts:

Treysean Wiggins (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Newburgh, NY will battle battle tested Jason Thompson (5-7-4, 4 KO’s) of New York in a Welterweight fight.

In a Jr. Welterweight bout, Chris Galeano (4-0) of Bronx, NY will take on Villi Bello (1-0) of San Pedro de Macrois, DR

Allan Phelan (6-2, 4 KO’s) of New York via Ireland will look for his 7th consecutive win when he takes on Angel Albelo (4-7-2, 1 KO) of Kissimee, Florida in a Super Featherweight clash.

In four round bouts

Devaun Lee (3-0, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, NY will fight Obafemi Bakari (1-0) of Staten Island, NY in a battle of undefeated Middleweights.

Jose Miguel De La Rosa (1-0, 1 KO) of Queens, NY will fight Mack Babb (0-4) of Brooklyn, NY in a Welterweight bout.

In a Jr. Middleweight bout, Renan Ruiz (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will square off with Ismael Aulet (1-3) of Puerto Rico.

New Legend Boxing has tickets available, priced at General Admission $50, Reserved Seating $75, Ringside $125 and Ringside VIP $150 may be purchased by online at or by calling (718) 487-4474.

Resorts World Casino New York City is located 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, N.Y. 11420. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first fight starts at 7:30 PM.

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