Three-division world champ Amanda Serrano talks about her September 18 bout at the Master Theater in Brooklyn

September 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 
Brooklyn, NY (September 15, 2014) — Three-division world champion Amanda Serrano (21-1, 16 KO’s) knows first hand that she has a tough fight on her hands this Thursday night at the Master Theater in Brooklyn when he she takes on Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) in a rematch of a fight that took place on March 20, 2009.

Serrano won a majority decision and now in the long awaited rematch they will headline a seven bout card promoted by Dmitry Salita’s Star of David Promotions.

The Featherweight bout is scheduled for 8-rounds.

The 25 year-old Serrano will be fighting in her native Brooklyn for the first time in three years after fighting in the Dominican Republic and Argentina.

“I feel good. I am ready to fight. I love to fight and it’s going to be a war on Thursday,”said Serrano.

Even though she won the first encounter, Serrano is looking for a more emphatic victory.

“We fought before and now I know a lot more about her. I know she is confident. I am always confident. I am ready.”

Serrano has won belts at 126, 130 and 135 pounds and is considered one of the top female fighters in the world.

“It feels great to be considered one of the best. There is a lot of pressure to keep world championship status. I am here because I have a great team. I am glad to be the first female fighter to be featured on Dmitry’s shows.”

Serrano is happy that she will be at the top of the card in her hometown.

“I am at the level where I am the main event. We have proved to the fans that we can be the co-main event and main event. It gives me an extra umph to be able to featured so high on the card.”

With the perceived lack of opportunities, Serrano’s manager/trainer Jordan Maldonado said that Serrano may have to starting fight abroad more. She has already fought in the Dominican Republic, Sweden and Argentina.

“Going to Europe is the only choice. The American promoters do not see the passion of these girls,”said Maldonado,

“There are great fighters like (newly crowned unified Welterweight champion) Cecilia Braekhus. When we were in Argentina we noticed how much pride they have in their women fighters. It’s big in Peru and it’s funny because I don’t think the fighters anywhere are even is good as the fighters in New York. The women here are superior but we don’t have the backing over here like they do in other parts of the world, so in order to people to win the title, get the recognition and fight for the purses that Amanda is worth, we will have to go over to Europe. All of our fighters are homegrown. We will fight anyone. Amanda just won the WBO title in Argentina. Amanda is not a New York fighter, she is considered a world fighter.”, finished Maldonado.

Serrano conquered by saying, “I want to fight wherever the opportunities are. I am a warrior. I will go anywhere. I took the chance when I went to Argentina and I came home with a the belt.”

“Thursday will be a great fight. The fans should come out and support female fighters and support this show. I want to thank Dmitry Salita for the opportunity to fight at home.”, finished Serrano.

A terrific show has been assembled Salita.

In 6 Round Bouts:

Undefeated Cruiserweight Junior Wright (11-0-1, 9 KO’s) of Chicago returns to the Master Theater when he takes on Kamarah Pasley of Philadelphia.

Gary Beriguette (5-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn will fight Rapahel Luna of Albany, NY in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Dimash Niyazov (6-0-2, 4 KO’s) of Staten Island, NY will square of with Jamell Tyson of Rochester, NY in a Lightweight bout.

In 4 round bouts:

Middleweight Akil Auguste (4-1, 4 KO’s) Brooklyn, NY will take on Dequan Burgos (1-0) of Brooklyn, NY

Amateur standout Peter Dobson of Bronx, NY will make his pro debut against Mack Babb of Brooklyn, NY.

Exciting Middleweight Peter Reyes (4-0, 2 KO’s) of New York will take on Maurice Amaro of Philadelphia.

log on to salitapromotions.com to score tickets to see this mix of champions and up & comers do their thing in the ring on Thursday, Sept. 18.

The Master Theater is located at 1029 Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn

TUESDAY NIGHT FIGHTS RETURNS TO 2300 ARENA ON SEPT. 16

September 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 

Coming off a very successful debut in July, Tuesday Night Fights, a unique Philadelphia boxing event that  features the best young talent in the Delaware Valley, returns to 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia on September 16.

Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management Team, Tuesday Night Fights showcases both amateur boxers and professional fighters representing various boxing gyms throughout the Philadelphia area.  The card will feature three professional fights, plus six scheduled amateur bouts.

Highlighting the professional card will be the pro debut of amateur sensation Donte Wright of Philadelphia, who faces Lionel Charles (0-3) of New York in a four-round junior middleweight bout. Wright, 25, completed his amateur career with 160 wins, won the Philadelphia District Golden Gloves four times, the National PAL Tournament and was named Outstanding Fighter in the Philadelphia Diamond Belt Tournament.

The night’s featured amateur bout will match National Golden Gloves champion Christian Carto (Rosati’s Gym, Philadelphia) against Eric Gordon (Kingsessing Rec Center, Philadelphia)  in a three-round, 110-pound contest. Carto appeared on the July 29 card where he defeated Demetrious Young of Washington, D.C.

Also on the amateur card is 16-year-old Dylan Price of Sicklerville, NJ, who won the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championship and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Boxer. Price will face Dallas Holden, who trains at the Atlantic City PAL, in another 110-pound bout.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Tuesday Night Fights are $50 for reserved seats and $30 for general admission and can be purchased online at www.2300arena.com or by calling (215) 364-9000. Formerly called the Alhambra Arena, 2300 Arena is located at 2300 S. Swanson St., South Philadelphia with plenty of parking.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents CFFC 37 Beginning September 15 on TCN & CSN

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)

GFL PRESENTS “CFFC 37” BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15

September 12, 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 37 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania anchored by a heavyweight title fight.

In the main event, CFFC Heavyweight Champion Zu “The 8th Wonder” Anyanwu (6-2) battles Keith “Bad News” Bell (5-3-1) for the gold. This will be a rematch as Bell previously knocked Anyanwu out in 12 seconds with a high kick back in 2013. Look for these two brahma bulls to pick up right where they left off and start striking with bad intentions. When you mix a heavyweight grudge match with a title on the line, you can expect an explosive fight. Don’t blink.

In the co-main event, Bill “Mr. Perfect” Algeo (5-1) takes on Mike “Popezilla” Pope (2-0) in a matchup of two rising stars. Algeo is a proficient grappler and Pope brings a perfect record into the cage. Both men have a lot at stake in this fight as they continue to rise up the ranks and with a title shot in the near future for the winner.

In other action, Julio Rosario (3-4) takes on Brandon Inskeep (5-8) in a fight with both men’s backs against the wall. Both Rosario and Inskeep desperately need a win here and they have both vowed to come right at each other. This fight could just as easily be fought in a phone booth because neither man will be back peddling.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, September 15 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Tuesday, September 16 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Friday, September 19 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Friday, September 19 at 10:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 37 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 http://www.csnphilly.com/page/tcn

CSN Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/ontv/listings

CSN Washington http://www.csnwashington.com/ontv

CSN Baltimore http://www.csnbaltimore.com/ontv

CSN New England http://www.csnne.com/pages/oncsn

CSN Northwest http://www.csnnw.com/ontv

CSN Bay Area http://www.csnbayarea.com/ontv

Upcoming Events on Comcast

9/15: CFFC 37 (MMA)

9/22: Joe Hand Promotions: Tuesday Night Fights 2 (boxing)

9/29: Ring of Combat 49 (MMA)

10/6: Celebrity Weekend Champions (boxing)

About GoFightLive

GFL is a pioneer in Internet Sports Broadcasting.  Over the years GFL has broadcast more than 1700 live events to fans in over 199 countries worldwide and has a video library exceeding 8000 combat sports videos comprising more than 5,000 hours of programming.   GFL is especially proud to have served greater than 5 million public viewers over the years with more than 250 combat sports related website affiliates in its network.  GFL is also available on Roku, Boxee, Android, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices. Check the event page for details. Join us at: www.GFL.tv or https://www.facebook.com/GoFightLive.tv or  twitter.com/GFL or youtube.com/Gofightlive or inquiries contact press@gfl.tv

 

Frankie De Alba to take on Jesse Carridine on Saturday, October 4 at Valley Forge Casino Resort

September 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 
Valley Forge, Pa (September 11, 2014)--On Saturday night, October 4, King’s Promotions returns to the Valley Forge Casino Resort with a big night of boxing that will be headlined by rising Jr. Lightweight Frankie De Alba appearing in the 8-round Jr. Lightweight bout when he takes on Jesse Carradine for the UBF All America’s Super Featherweight title.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions and Peltz Boxing.
In the 8-round co-feature, undefeated Jr. Welterweight Naim Nelson will take on Delaware favorite Ryan Belasco for the UBF Jr. Welterweight America’s All America’s title.
DeAlba of Reading, PA will compete in an 8-round bout. He has won 11 consecutive fights and is unbeaten in his last 15 that has raised his record to 13-1-2 with 5knockouts.

During the streak he has defeated two undefeated fighters in Benjamin Burgos and Andrew Bentley. On November 30, he scored a thrilling 4th round stoppage over Osnel Charles. In his last bout, DeAlba scored 5th round stoppage over Pablo Batres on a body shot that took place on June 28 in Reading, PA.  That win earned DeAlba the UBF All America Super Featherweight title

Carradine of Las Vegas Nevada has a record of 8-3-2 with 4 knockouts.
 
The 27 year-old turned professional in 2009 and was undefeated in his first seven bouts going 6-0-1 which includes a win over undefeated Oswaldo Lopez Escobedo (2-0).  His only losses are to undefeated fighters in current Featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich, Karl Dargan and his last bout when he dropped an 8-round unanimous decision to Omar Douglas on May 9 in Dover, Delaware.

 

Nelson of Philadelphia is unblemished going 12-0 with 1 knockout.  He has faced good competition with wins over previously undefeated Korey Sloane (1-0) as well as Esteban Rodriguez (5-1-1), Victor Vasquez (15-6-1) to win the Pennsylvania State Lightweight title and in his last bout, the 24 year-old Nelson scored an 8-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Jerome Rodriguez (6-0-3) om May 16 in Philadelphia.

Belasco of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 18-6-3 with 3 knockouts.  Like Nelson, Belasco has faced terrific competition.  He has quality wins over Vasquez (7-1), Jesus Barbosa (4-1-1) & Tyrell Samuel (14-4-1).   He also has draws with undefeated fighters Linwood Hurd and Brian Miller.  In his last bout, Belasco dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Rod Salka (17-2) in a bout for the NABA USA Lightweight title on October 12, 2013 in Salka’s hometown of Pittsburgh.
A terrific undercard has been assembled as Heavyweight Maurice Byarm of Washington, DC (13-2, 9 KO’s) will take on Jon Bolden (6-9, 5 KO’s) of New York in a bout scheduled for six rounds.
In 4-round bouts:
Christian Molina (2-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will fight Josue Rivera (2-5, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a Welterweight bout.
Anthony Prescott (3-3-2, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ will do battle with Shawn Sutton (0-2-1) of Norristown, PA in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Travis Thompson (5-11-3, 3 KO’s) of Pottstown, PA will square off with Benjamin Burgos (1-8-1) of Mount Pocono, PA.
Sultahn Staton (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a Lightweight bout.

Tuesday Night Fights is a smash hit with Philly fight fans Next installment set for Tuesday, September 16 at 2300 Arena

September 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 
Philadelphia (September 10, 2014)-On Tuesday night, September 16 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Joe Hand Promotions and D & D Management will present the 2nd installment of Tuesday Night Fights.
This show is coming on the heels of a terrific inaugural card that took place on July 29 and played to a sold out crowd at the 2300 Arena.
The concept is to showcase local Philadelphia fighters in pro-am events that will feature the present and future of Philadelphia boxing.
The masterminds behind the series are Joe Hand Sr., Doc Nowicki and Dave Price.
To say Hand is a longtime fixture in boxing would be an understatement as he has been in the business dating back to him being one of the first co-managers of former world champion Joe Frazier.
Hand has managed, promoted and over the past 40 years has been the leading closed circuit and Pay Per View distributor for some of the biggest events all over the world.
He also is the owner of the most popular and successful Boxing Gym in Philadelphia for over two decades.
“We started the series not looking to make money on it, but to help the kids,” said Hand of the grass roots series.
“I see these fighters working hard in the gym everyday and they cant get fights.  They are entitled to a career in boxing.”
Nowicki has been a very successful manager in the Philadelphia area as he guided the careers of Teon Kennedy and Mike Jones to world title opportunities and now has the same world title aspirations for undefeated Super Middleweight Jesse Hart.
“My vision of the series is young, hungry fighters that are exciting and getting opportunities in their hometown in even matched fights,” said Nowicki.
“We plan to keep the shows low budget.  Not in talent but to make it affordable for the average person can come out and enjoy a night at the fights.  We want to create special nights where a father can take his son and it also creates interest in the boxing world in Philadelphia.  It’s great for people to be able to come see a great night of fights.”
Price, who was a passionate fight fan turned manager and now promoter echos the thoughts of Hand and Nowicki.
“I am very excited about the new series where we are able to bring quality fights and fighters back to Philadelphia.  If we get the proper support, we can accomplish that goal.”, said Price.
Slated to appear on the card will be Welterweight Greg Jackson (3-0-1, 1 KO), debuting Jr. Middleweight Donte Wright and debuting Jr. Welterweight Jerome Conquest.
There will be seven amateur bouts prior to the professional card that will be headlined by national Golden Gloves champion Christian Carto and Eric Gordon in a 3-round bout in the 110-pound weight division.
Tickets for this great evening of boxing are $50 for reserved and $30 for general admission and can be purchased online at www.2300arena.com or by calling 215 364 9000.
The 2300 Arena is located at 2300 South Swanson Street (Corner of Swanson & Ritner).
For more information and media credentials, contact:
Marc Abrams at phillyboxing@gmail.com or 856 287 7611     or

Bill Kettelberger at bill@joehandpromotions.com or 215 364 9000

www.joehandpromotions.com and www.danddmanagementeam.com

USFFC XX Preview

September 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: MMA News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/USFFC–XX/2450

USFFC returns to GFL.tv on September 20 with “USFFC XXX”. USFFC has made a mark for itself in the Southeast and “USFFC XX” will surely tear down the house from the Old Armory Event Center in Morgantown, North Carolina. These pro/am fighters are looking to make a name for themselves on a global basis and that’s just what they will do as they go to battle inside the cage.

The USFFC Bantamweight Title will be at stake when Marcus Levester (9-3) battles CJ Vanover (3-1). Levester won the title back in March via first round submission and looks to duplicate that performance in his first title defense. Levester is a dangerous fighter on the feet or on the ground as 8 of his wins have come via stoppage. Vanover earned the title shot by winning 3 fights in a row for USFFC going back over a year. Vanover gets stronger as the fight goes on and should be able to chip away at Levester during the later rounds with his wrestling if it goes that far. This fight will be a shootout.

Lawrence Dennis Jr (1-3) takes on Walker Vivian (0-0) in a lightweight showdown. Dennis Jr. is a tough draw for anyone with a strong striking game. Dennis Jr. is a durable fighter with an iron chin who can fight in a phone booth if necessary. Vivian excelled as an amateur but this will be his toughest test to date now that he turned pro. Vivian is a strong wrestler who likes to grind his opponents down over the course of a full fight and lock on a submission once a mistake is made. Vivian is capable of dominating nearly every minute in a fight because of his strong wrestling that has usually dictated where the fight goes.

Luke Milligan (1-0) fights Isaac Artis (0-1) in a featherweight battle. Milligan is undefeated winning by submission. Milligan is continually improving his all-around game so expect to see some new techniques. Artis is an up and comer who dropped a close decision in his debut fight. Look for Artis to come out with his back against the wall and press the action from the onset as he tries to not let the fight go to a decision this time.

Get ready for some All-American beat downs as “USFFC XX” is sure to seek and destroy all the other competition. Watch exclusively on GFL.tv and own it for life. Order now.

Premier Fighting Championship 17 Preview

September 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: MMA News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/Premier-Fighting-Championship-17/2521

Premier Fighting Championship debuts on GFL.tv from The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts to on September 20 with “Premier Fighting Championship 17”. PFC is the #1 MMA organization in Massachusetts featuring the rising stars and blue chip prospects from the region.   16 bouts are scheduled for this card and there is bound to be plenty of KOs and submission as some of the Northeast’s finest go head to head in the cage.

Addison O’Neil (1-2) takes on Andrew Chirico (0-0) in a pro bout. Expect fireworks from these men as they are both in need of a win here. O’Neil is looking to even his record to .500 and needs a strong performance against Chirico who took the amateur division by storm. O’Neil should be the more seasoned fighter, especially if the fight goes the distance while Chirico will have the speed and strength advantage. Both gladiators bring a high-paced style into the cage and are known for their striking skills and ability to finish fights with one punch. Expect this match to be a barnburner if it stays on the feet.

Ralph Johnson (8-12) takes on TJ Sumler (4-4) in a welterweight showdown. Johnson is on a 2-fight win streak, finishing both fights by TKO. Johnson has never gone to a decision in 20 pro fights and there’s a good chance that trend will continue. Look for Johnson to come out swinging looking to landing haymakers on Sumler’s jaw. Sumler is a great all-around athlete and has a superb grappling game matched with a striking style that allows him to score while evading punches from his opponent. Look for this fight to end in dramatic fashion.

Dan Cormier (3-4) takes on Jordi Gallardi (0-0) in another featured bout. Cormier is usually the aggressor in most of his fights. Cormier is a great counter puncher and can end a fight with one punch. Gallardi is making his pro debut after a successful stint as an amateur. Gallardi will need to earn the respect of Cormier early by landing punches early and often in his own right.

Premier Fighting Championship debuts with epic fighting in front of a worldwide audience courtesy of the GFL Combat Sports Network. Watch “Premier Fighting Championship 17”on September 20. Stream the show online at GFL.tv and own it forever.

Heavyweight Joey Dawejko discusses Yohan Banks fight on September 19 at Harrahs Philadelphia

September 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 
Heavyweight Joey Dawejko discusses Yohan Banks fight on September 19 at Harrahs Philadelphia
  plus Miguel Cartagena, David Gonzales, undefeated Anthony Burgin; Nathaniel Rivas; Johnson Jajoute , Anthony Abbruzzese and Roberto Irizarry 
CHESTER, PA (September 10, 2014)–On Friday, September 19, Heavyweight Joey Dawejko take on Yohan Banks in the featured 8-round bout at Harrahs Philadelphia.
The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions, XFE and Peltz Boxing Promotions.
Dawejko of Philadelphia is riding a three-fight winning discusses his main event fight with the battle tested Banks.
Media outlets my copy and paste the embedded link to their website for journalistic use.
Hoey Dawejko talks Yohan Banks fight
Joey Dawejko talks Yohan Banks fight
I
In 6-round bouts:
Undefeated Lightweight Anthony Burgin (7-0, 1 KO) will be in action against Ramon Ellis (4-12-2, 2 KO’s) in a rematch.
Miguel Cartagena (13-1, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia will see action in a Super Bantamweight bout against an opponent to be named.
David Gonzales (5-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a Jr. Welterweight fight.
In 4-round Bouts:

Nathaniel Rivas (4-0, 1 KO) of Berlin, NJ will take on an Luquan Lewis (1-7, 1 Ko) of Wyanadanch, NY in a Welterweight battle.

Johnson Jajoute (1-0) of Philadelphia will box Adrian Wilson (0-1) of  Vineland, NJ in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Jesus Barbosa (4-4-1, 3 KO’s) of Allentown, PA will square off with Anthony Abbruzzese (2-0, 1 KO) of Pennsylvania.

 
Bouts subject to change 
 

 

AFC 109: Champion VS Champion

September 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: MMA News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/Alaska-Fighting-Championship-109/2545

Alaska’s #1 MMA promotion comes to GFL as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 109: Champion VS Champion” emanating from the Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska on September 19.   MMA fans, this pro/am card is stacked featuring the top up and combing prospects inside the state of Alaska. AFC is the premier MMA organization in the Last Frontier State and readies to take the next huge step in its history by streaming “AFC 109” live on GFL.tv.

In the main event, AFC 170lb Champ “Naptime” Nic Herron-Webb (15-6) drops down to lightweight to take on AFC Lightweight Champion Scott McAfee (10-3). This fight is a rematch where Herron-Webb won back in 2012 via decision. Both fighters are much better now and this will be an interesting fight to see who can incorporate strategies that worked in the first fight as well as implement improved elements to their new game plan. Herron-Webb should have a decided strength and size advantage as he will look to close the distance early and get McAfee on the mat where Herron-Webb can work his ground and pound from the top. McAfee won the title back in 2013 with a guillotine choke in the third round. This will be McAfee’s chance to gain some revenge as well as defend his title. If McAfee can get the fight into the championship rounds, he should be the fresher of the two, because the effects of the cut down by Herron-Webb will start to show the more that McAfee can push the pace.

The co-main event features a #1 contender fight in the featherweight division as Christian Rotola (5-0) takes on Nick Novelli (1-0). The winner of this bout will earn an automatic title shot in their next for. Rotola takes his undefeated record into the cage against the toughest test of his career. Rotola is a grappling specialist with a strong wrestling game able to get fights to the mat and from there he can end it with a submission. Rotola is especially fond of the rear naked choke, having won twice by that submission. Novelli comes into the fight a decided underdog, but only because of his lack of experience. His first fight he dominated and ended the fight with a TKO in the second. Novelli is a well-rounded fighter and looks to shock the audience and shake up the division. Don’t blink as these two are ready to put on a fight of the night performance.

In the lightweight division John Bidney (0-0) fights Josh Luther (2-8). Bidney is making his debut and comes into the fight as a wildcard. What skills will Bidney bring into the fight? Is he a grappler, striker or both? Luther has a lot of cage experience and his high risk-high reward fighting style always makes for exciting bouts.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on September 19 as Alaska Fighting Championship presents “AFC 109: Champion VS Champion” including a championship bout in the lightweight division on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Jonathan Batista takes on undefeated Frank Galarza Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at the Resorts World Casino New York City

September 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 

QUEENS, NY (September 9th, 2014) – Jonathan Batista has been tapped to fight undefeated Jr. Middleweight Frank Galarza in a 10-round Jr. Middleweight bout that will headline a 10 bout card promoted by New Legend Boxing on September 20th, 2014 at the Resorts World Casino New York City.

Batista, 29 years of age, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has a record of 14-3 with 7 of his wins coming by way of knockout. He turned professional in 2010 and has been in the ring with former world champion Kermit Cintron, Emanuel Lartey and John Thompson. Galarza of Brooklyn, New York is undefeated at 14-0-2 with 9 knockouts and has been on a roll with wins against three undefeated fighters, in his last four bouts. The 29 year-old Galarza won the New York State Jr. Middleweight title with a 4th round stoppage over Rich Neves (6-0-1) last September at Resorts World Casino New York City. He followed that up with a huge 2nd round knockout this past January over John Thompson (14-0) on ShoBox, The New Generation. After a stoppage over Franklin Gonzalez in April, Galarza returned to ShoBox with an 8-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Sebastien Bouchard (8-0) on May 16, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods, Connecticut.

The undercard will feature many of the best up and coming prospects in the Tri-State Area

In 6-round Bouts:

Angel Garcia (7-2, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Trevis Hall (5-1-1, 1 KO) of Georgetown, Guyana in a Super Featherweight bout.

Featherweight Allan Phelan (6-2, 4 KO’s) from County Kildare, Ireland will battle Francisco Arellano (4-3, 1 KO’s) of Houston, TX.

Danny Aquino (15-2, 10 KO’s) of Meriden, CT will take on Jhovany Collado (4-9-2, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, NY in a Super Bantamweight fight.

Floriano Pagliara (15-6-2, 7 KO’s) of Italy, will take on an opponent to be named in a Super Featherweight bout.

In 4 Round bouts:

Super Middleweight Devaun Lee (2-0, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, will square off against Troy Artis (3-4-1, 2 KO’s) of the Bronx, NY.

Jay Rodriguez (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Queens, NY will box James Jenkins (1-1-1) of Atlanta, Georgia in a Cruiserweight bout.

Jordan Rodriguez of Brooklyn, NY will make his pro debut against Angel Siguenza (0-1) of Queens, NY in a Bantamweight fight.

Doors Open 6:00PM / First Bout 7:00PM

Tickets on sale now…

GENERAL ADMISSION $50 / RINGSIDE $125* May be purchased online at: www.newlegendboxing.com or by calling (718) 487-4474

* RINGSIDE will be sold on a first come, first served basis…

** All Bouts Subject to Change

Resorts World Casino New York City is located at:
110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11420

Directions and Transportation: Http://rwnewyork.com/visit-resorts-world

CORPORATE ADVERTISING SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES ALSO AVAILABLE

110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11420

Directions and Transportation: Http://rwnewyork.com/visit-resorts-world

CORPORATE ADVERTISING SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES ALSO AVAILABLE

Next Page »

  • RSS ESPN News

    • Gonzalez to defend title vs. Arce on Oct. 4 September 16, 2014
      Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Arce, both among Mexico's most popular, exciting and accomplished fighters, will finally meet.
      Dan Rafael
    • Upcoming fight schedule September 16, 2014
      Boxing schedule for 2014
      Dan Rafael
    • AIBA gives Boxing India provisional recognition September 16, 2014
      Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation, but there is no certainty they'll get to participate under the national flag.
      Associated Press
    • Vargas to fight DeMarco in defense of title September 16, 2014
      Junior welterweight Jessie Vargas will make the second defense of his title when he faces former lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco on Nov. 22 in Macau, China, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced.
      Dan Rafael
    • Fury-Chisora fight moved again, to Nov. 29 September 16, 2014
      The all-British heavyweight rematch between contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora has yet another new date: Nov. 29 at the ExCel arena in London, promoter Frank Warren announced Monday.
      Dan Rafael
    • Bettors losing interest in Mayweather fights September 15, 2014
      Floyd Mayweather is the biggest draw in boxing, but Las Vegas gamblers weren't interested in his rematch with Marcos Maidana.
      David Purdum
    • Boxing Champions September 15, 2014
      Reigning Champions
      Story
    • L. Ortiz KO's Kayode in first for interim belt September 15, 2014
      Luis Ortiz destroyed Lateef Kayode in a first-round knockout victory to claim a vacant interim heavyweight belt Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
      Dan Rafael
    • Mayweather decisions Maidana in rematch September 15, 2014
      Floyd Mayweather put on a boxing master class in his rematch with Marcos Maidana, cruising to a unanimous decision to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
      Dan Rafael
    • Boxer with traumatic brain injury goes home September 14, 2014
      Ten months and ten days after undergoing emergency brain surgery, Magomed Abdusalamov joined his wife and three young daughters at home Saturday for the first time since he went the distance in a brutal 10-round bout at Madison Square Garden.
      William Weinbaum