GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Ohio Fighting Champinship 22 on TCN & CSN Beginning November 3

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

GFL PRESENTS “OHIO FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 22” BEGINNING NOVEMBER 3

October 31, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Ohio FC presents another show stopper with Ohio Fighting Championship 22, featuring a full lineup of blue chip fighters anchored by several top level pro fights along with a Heavyweight Championship in the amateur ranks.

In the pro ranks, Matt Anderson (1-2) fights Aaron Jeffery (0-0) in a welterweight scrap. Anderson has never gone to decision and in fact every fight he has ever been in has ended in a submission. Anderson is a fan favorite because of his high risk-high reward style. If the fight hits the mat, look for a finish as Anderson will be looking to win via tapout and in doing so, he might put himself in some bad positions. This will be Jeffery’s pro debut, after going (8-1) as an amateur. Jeffery is a solid grappler with strong takedowns so he will be looking to wear Anderson down.   Jeffery is also a heavy hitter and will look to mix up his attacks. These two young pros are ready to climb the ladder of OFC so don’t blink.

In other action, Zach Cook (0-1) battles Josh Hilliard (0-1). Both fighters have their backs against the wall and in desperate need of a win as a pro after successful careers as amateurs. There is a lot on the line as the winner will move his record to .500 while the loser will drop to 0-2. Cook brings an iron chin into the fight and has shown an ability to absorb tons of punishment. Hilliard is a submission specialist and will be looking to take the fight to the mat and finish the fight there.

In the amateur ranks, for the OFC Heavyweight Championship, Chris Settles (3-1) takes on John Gardner (5-3). Settles is a huge heavyweight and is well rounded as he can finish the fight with a tapout or knockout. This will be Settles first fight for a title so expect him to come out guns blazing. Gardner has great cardio for a heavyweight and is battle tested. Gardner will need to wear Settles down and look to finish him off in the later rounds.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, November 3 at 7:00pm ET

The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, November 3 at 7:30pm ET

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Thursday, November 6 at 8:00pm ET

The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, November 7 at 10:30pm ET

The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, November 8 at 11:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, November 8 at 4:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, November 9 at 4:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Ohio Fighting Championship 22 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

11/3: Ohio Fighting Championship 22 (mma)

11/10: CFFC 42 (mma)

11/17: CFFC 43 (mma)

11/24: Daily News Golden Gloves Finals – Day-2 (boxing)

About GFL:

GFL (www.gfl.tv) 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.

CFFC 43 preview: ‘Motivated’ Lyman Good ready to bring the fight to Jonavin Webb on Nov. 1

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of Steve Juon & mmamania.com

Former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Lyman Good returns to the spotlight next Saturday (Nov. 1, 2014) as he faces the undefeated Jonavin Webb for the CFFC welterweight title. The show airs live on PPV via iN DEMAND and can also be ordered from GFL.tv for $19.95. Good talks to MMAmania.com about his start in MMA, getting exposure at a time when fights were becoming part of the broadcast TV landscape, and how he’s preparing for the challenge Webb presents.

ormer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Lyman Good (16-3) returns to the spotlight next Saturday (Nov. 1, 2014) as he faces the undefeated Jonavin Webb (7-0) for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) welterweight title.

CFFC 43 airs live on PPV via iN DEMAND and can also be ordered from GFL.tv for $19.95 throughout North America (international readers please check availability before your purchase).

Good talked to MMAmania.com about his start in MMA, getting exposure at a time when fights were becoming part of the broadcast TV landscape, and how he’s preparing for the challenge Webb presents. For Good, training in MMA was a literal escape from bad influences in Spanish Harlem.

“My upbringing was pretty rough as far as growing up in a gang-banging territory full of a lot of gangs and drugs and violence and that kind of stuff. My mom initially wanted to get me to do some kind of activity just to get me out, because she didn’t want me to conform or become part of it. She said ‘Why not try martial arts? I’ll do it with you, too.’”

Good had no amateur boxing or wrestling experience going into martial arts, but found himself naturally able to transition from playing other sports to the discipline of MMA.

“I fell in love with it. It was the one thing that made me happy at that point in my life. I grew up with a lot of anger issues and circumstances I lived with at the time. I didn’t really have a lot to look forward to. I didn’t feel like I had a future in anything. I fell in love and that was the end of it. From that point on, I religiously trained as if that was my escape from everything in my life.”

The experience Good gained at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts led him to success on the bigger stage, reeling off 10 straight wins as a pro and capturing the Bellator welterweight title. It wasn’t until Good ran into collegiate All-American and Olympic-level wrestler “Funky” Ben Askren that he first tasted defeat in a five-round decision.

“I’m not gonna go out without a fight,” said Good. “You know if someone’s going to beat me they’re going to have to go through hell in order to do that. I did the best I could, there’s nothing I can really say as far as having any regrets about the fight because I fought my best. To this day he’s still very recognized, he’s making a name for himself, in spite of whether people like his style or not. You still have to give the guy respect for coming into another sport, off of all he’s done his whole life as a wrestler, (and) impose his will on others who are world renowned, as well.”

Good comes into the CFFC title fight a winner in five of his last six fights, last knocking out Matt Secor at 4:21 of the first round in Morristown, New Jersey, this past summer. Without giving away too much of his gameplan for next Saturday, Good outlined a general strategy for Webb, a protege of grappling instructor Daniel “Gracie” Simoes.

“I’m motivated by the fact he is the current champ, but champion or not I would still fight him exactly the same. He’s an opponent, he’s somebody standing in my way. I know he’s dedicated (to) the same cause. He’s young, he’s very motivated as well. (I’m) working on strengthening my ground game and wrestling, mostly a lot of wrestling, and polishing my stand-up. Just because I’m comfortable with my stand-up doesn’t mean that I completely abandon it. I’m never complacent, I always feel I can be better and better and better at anything.”

A complete audio file of the interview with Good is available HERE.

Be sure to check out Lyman Good’s quest for the CFFC welterweight title on Nov. 1 at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets are still available, check CFFC.tv for details and availability. The show is available on iN DEMAND PPV and GFL.tv.

Lyman Good Ready, Excited to Fight for CFFC Title

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of Mick Hammond & MMA Weekly

After spending the better part of four years with Bellator, in which he was their inaugural welterweight champion, Lyman Good is forging his own path with new companies.

Most recently, Good returned to Cage Fury Fighting Championships for the first time since 2007 to headline the promotion’s June event. For Good, it felt like chance to start over.

“Bellator has given me quite the opportunity to expand on my name and success, but I definitely was excited to jump on the CFFC card because they’re becoming more known for bringing up people who are up-and-comers and great fighters,” Good told MMAWeekly.com.

“I figured this would be a good opportunity to start fresh, see what’s out there and challenge myself.”

Good was able to finish off his CFFC 36 opponent Matt Secor with a first-round knockout and is pleased everything came together for the bout.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better training camp and it felt like everything was in place,” said Good. “I went out there with a game plan, stuck to it, and it worked.”

Good will once again headline a CFFC show on Nov. 1 as part of a pay-per-view broadcast. When asked if he feels any pressure being the man the promotion is banking on to deliver a crowd, Good responded, “I try not to put a lot of thought into it.

“I know I’m there to fight, I’m there to compete, and there to win; and as far as the spotlight and being the main event, I don’t focus on that too much. I just focus on the goal and task at hand and go out there to perform my best.”

On the CFFC 43 PPV, Good (16-3) will take on undefeated prospect Jonavin Webb (7-0) for the promotion’s welterweight championship.

“I’ve got to go out and impose my will,” said Good. “(Webb) is young, hungry and is very motivated and driven; and those are the kinds of fights I like because it brings out the best in me.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to fight for the title and fight somebody of his caliber. I know he’s been training very hard for this fight and he’s going to bring out the best out of me because of that.”

Good feels a win over Webb will not only claim him his first title in four years, but will help define who he is as a fighter going forward.

“It’s a great way to exemplify my skills and abilities,” said Good. “Even though (Webb’s) young in his career, I know he’s motivated, driven and is training hard. He’s a very good wrestler and has a great jiu-jitsu pedigree and background, so going up against him will exemplify my career.”

Instant Replay to return to New Jersey MMA this Saturday

October 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of Elias Cepeda & Yahoo Sports

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/instant-replay-to-return-to-new-jersey-mma-this-saturday-192336823.html

Instant replay review capabilities will return to MMA competition this Saturday in Atlantic City, NJ during the Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) 43 card.  Head of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board Larry Hazzard instituted instant replay review capabilities during fights, years ago.

After his departure in 2007, however, New Jersey ceased with the practice. Now that Hazzard is back in the saddle in New Jersey, he’s brought back instant replay review with him for boxing and MMA contests.

“These are sports that are certainly subject from time to time, to errors, mainly by referees,” Hazzard told Cagewriter.

“These types of errors can have an impact on a bout. I think that unless necessary corrections are made, at the time, it’s just unfair to the fighters. These are individual sports, and the fighters don’t often get a second chance at big opportunities. After a kid works his or her butt off for several years, to finally reach that upper echelon where he or she are making good pay days, it’s unfair to them not to have the ability to correct costly official mistakes.

“I think that with instant replay, we will be able to make these corrections, if necessary, on the spot…It’s the fairest way to go in the 21st century.”

The first MMA card to have those capabilities under the re-institution will be the CFFC in Atlantic City, at the Borgata. The card will air live via pay per view on Go Fight Live, cable through InDemand, and through the promotion’s website.

The presence of television cameras is crucial to the use of instant replay review, because Hazzard says that the cost of the tool will be paid for by promotions, like the CFFC.

“This will mainly be used in pro fights, fights that are big enough to be televised,” Hazzard explained.

“Or, it’s going to happen if a promoter requests and pays for the cameras and monitors. The cost of this is going to be on the promoter. This is in it’s infant stages, and we’ll see how it goes as time goes on, but right now it will be in the events that want it.”

The decision to apply instant replay review capabilities once more on this Saturday’s particular Atlantic City event came just weeks ago. CFFC CEO Rob Haydak says the topic came up in conversation between he and New Jersey Athletic Control Board Counsel Nick Lembo a couple weeks ago, and the state made its decision soon after.

Welterweight champion Jonavin Webb (7-0) will defend his title in the main event of CFFC 43 against Lyman Good (16-3), this Saturday, and was told of the development only this week. “I think I found out this week,” he told Yahoo! Sports.

“I think it’s a good thing, for certain.”

Webb, however, said that he was not sure when, exactly, instant replay review could occur during fights, or how the whole process is supposed to occur. “I don’t really know, to be honest,” he said.

“I’m more concerned with getting punched in the head than that, though. I’m not too worried.”

How, exactly, instant replay review would or will work during fights seems to be a relative unknown to state regulators as well. Hazzard admitted that the program is still in development.

“It’s an additional tool for me, or a designate of mine to use during fights,” he said.

“I’m sure that there are certain fouls, or certain situations where it could help. Like, whether a fighter tapped out or did not tap out. These are things where, if a ref makes a mistake, we can correct it.”

Hazard says that he, or a designee will be watching fights on monitors and if they believe “conclusively” that a referee has made a mistake through the use of instant replay, they will have the ability to change or reverse a call. “It will have to be done in between rounds,” he detailed.

Hazard says that instant replay review will not be used for decisions that fighters may appeal and get a hearing on. “It has to be done right there, in the moment,” he explained.

“If there’s anything that has the capability to impact a final decision, we can review and change upon review. It has to be conclusive, though. We are not going to be nit-picking referee calls. We are not going to have debates on issues. It has to be something we’re sure of. And, it’s not something we’re looking forward to using. We hope we never have to. But, it is a safe guard for the fighters’ sake.”

With a loosely-defined set of circumstances where decisions can be reversed, and a very small window of time to not just review but put in effect a referee decision reversal (in between rounds, according to Hazzard), it would seem that New Jersey has a great deal of planning and process-construction yet to do with regards to instant replay review capabilities. However, the decision to even re-open the door to correcting perceived mistakes made during fights is encouraging, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out, and if other major states follow New Jersey’s lead.

Follow Elias on Twitter @EliasCepeda & @YahooCagewriter

 

Triple A MMA X – Genesis Preview

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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CLICK HERE TO ORDER – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/Triple-A-MMA-X-Genesis/2620

Triple A MMA returns to GFL on November 8 with “Genesis” emanating from the Pat McKernan Event Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The stacked card will feature the first ever championship bout in the featherweight division in Triple A MMA history as well as the top prospects in the Southwest as they look to make a name for themselves to a worldwide audience. Don’t blink when these gladiators suit up and go to battle inside the cage.

In the main event, for the inaugural Triple A MMA Featherweight Title, Bellator vet Andres Quintana (5-1) fights Thomas Soto (4-0) as history will be made. Quintana is extremely tall for the division, standing at 6’. Quintana will look to use his range from the outside to land shots without being vulnerable himself. His only loss has come via split decision and he has also beaten a fighter currently competing in the UFC. Quintana is one of the top prospects in the Southwest and he continues to shine. The Texan Soto is undefeated and is a grappling wizard as he has submitted 2 opponents while also grinding down 2 others for decision wins. Soto is amazing on the ground and will need to find a way inside the reach of Quintana. If Soto can close the distance he can get Quintana down to the mat where he wants to be. Look for these two to go right at each other with no wasted time spent dancing around the cage. Both are aggressive fighters with huge hearts and that will be on display on November 8.

In the co-main event, Bellator vet Russell Wilson (3-3) battles Isaiah Reyes (7-5). The winner of this fight could fight the winner of the main event down the line as this fight will also be contested in the featherweight division. Wilson is extremely fast with his transitions and his relentless takedowns usually mean the fight will end up on the ground sooner or later. If Wilson does get the fight to the mat, expect him to go for guillotines and RNCs during scrambles. Wilson is coming off two decisive first round tapout wins. Reyes is a well-rounded fighter who brings a strong grappling game into the cage. Reyes has defeated 5 opponents via tapout, but also has the striking and wrestling game to make him a triple threat. These two are sure to light up the desert sky in Albuquerque.

Dorian Dixon (0-1) locks horns with Hosay Batts (0-0). Dixon is looking for his first win as a pro so his back is already against the wall. Dixon is a slick submission fighter and if he can get the fight to the ground, his grappling will give him a great chance at getting the tapout. Batts will have the size advantage going into his pro debut and will look to use his striking from the outside to bust Dixon up while trying to control the top position with his wrestling if and when the fight hits the mat.

Watch every KO, submission and scrap inside the cage. Catch all of the nonstop action exclusively on GFL with Triple A MMA X “Genesis” exclusively at GFL.tv. Watch live on November 8 or any time after on VOD. Order now.

USFFC 21 Derailed Preview

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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USFFC returns to GFL.tv on November 8 with “USFFC 21 – Derailed”. USFFC has made a mark for itself in the Southeast and “USFFC 21 – Derailed” 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 on GFL.tv as they go to battle inside the cage.

In the main event, TUF vet and Charlotte native Jordan Rinaldi (7-4) battles Bellator vet Joe Elmore (10-5). Rinaldi is an expert grappler and has 4 of his wins via submission. Rinaldi is looking to get back in the win column and will have extra motivation as he will be fighting in front of tons of home state fans. Look for him to come out very aggressive bringing the fight to Elmore. Elmore is on a 4-fight winning streak that includes a KO and submission. Elmore is looking to steal the show and take out the local favorite in devastating fashion. Elmore is coming up from Atlanta, Georgia and will be letting his hands go from the opening bell trying to get Rinaldi out of there sooner than later.

Mike Stevens (3-2) goes toe to toe with Jeremy Joles (2-6). Stevens has only gone to decision one time in his career and all 3 of his wins have come via TKO. Look for Stevens to come out with fists of fury and swinging for the fences trying to connect with a haymaker that will put Joles down and out. Joles is coming off a tough decision loss in his last outing and will look to remedy that with a jaw dropping win against Stevens. Joles is still fired up from his last fight and plans to take it out on Stevens. Joles has fought anyone and everyone and has never shied away from a good scrap. This will be no different.

In other action, Kyle Young (2-1) fights Jundy Gomez (1-0). Young is a rising star in the region and he packs a powerful punch to go along with solid wrestling. Gomez is an undefeated fighter with great cardio and an iron chin. Gomez loves to mix it up because he feels he can out tough whoever he is matched up against.

Phillip Adams (2-5) takes on James Goodwin (1-3). Both men are in need of a victory so their backs will be against the wall. Adams likes to grind down his opponents over the course of a full fight. Goodwin likes to go for the finish early and often and will look to push the pace early and get into a shootout. These two should provide a good clash in styles giving the fans a fun fight.

Get ready for some All-American beat downs as “USFFC 21 – Derailed” is sure to seek and destroy all the other competition. Watch exclusively on GFL.tv and own it for life. Order now.

ShoFIGHT & BRAWL Inc. – Apocalypse Preview

October 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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ShoFIGHT & BRAWL Inc. return to GFL on November 1 with championship MMA returns to GFL with “Apocalypse” from the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. ShoFIGHT has made its mark with MMA fans as being a launching point for tons of fighters and top prospects in the Mid-South. Who will stand out, once the cage door closes?

In the main event, ShoFIGHT Flyweight ChampionJames “The Beef” Gerkey (5-0) battles Seth “The Muscle Shark” Mitchell (3-1). Gerkey has quickly made a name for himself as one of the top 125 lb fighters in the region. Gerkey possesses KO power in both hands and can end a fight with one punch. Gerkey has stopped 4 of 5 opponents and looks to do that once again in this fight. Gerkey won the title earlier this year via first round submission and always comes out aggressive in his fights. Mitchell is a grappling wizard having won all 3 of his fights via tapout. Mitchell is a compact fighter who is hard to maneuver once the fight hits the mat. Look for Mitchell to go for a takedown early, possibly set up after a right hand. If that doesn’t work he will use his clinch game to try and work a takedown. On the ground, Mitchell goes for one submission after another and his transitions are superb. His only loss came via decision and all his wins have been in the first round.

In the co-main event, ShoFIGHT Bantamweight Champion and undefeated Dylan Wilson (6-0) fights AJ Kimzey (3-1). Wilson brings heavy takedowns and a strong grappling game into the fight. Wilson is unpredictable with his takedowns and works a high guard if he is put on his back. He is very dangerous from the bottom getting armbars and chokes while also able to work his transition game to get kneebars and everything else. Kimzey is on a 2 fight winning streak, both by stoppage and in fact all 4 of Kimzey’s fights have ended in the opening round. Kimzey brings a high reward-high risk style into his fights and has become a fan favorite because of his nonstop pace as he will fight through any situation and even put himself in unorthodox predicaments if it will help him end the fight faster.

Max McNeely (5-2) takes on Brandon Huckaby (4-1). McNeely holds a title with another organization and his championship level experience is a huge advantage for him in this fight. McNeely won 5 fights in a row, before dropping his last two so he has his back against the wall and will come out looking to compete right from the opening bell. Huckaby is also a beast of a man and has only tasted defeated once. Huckaby has a feared ground and pound game so he will also be trying to get McNeely down to the mat. If the fight goes to the mat, the person on the bottom will be at a huge disadvantage. Look for Huckaby to try and use his striking to keep McNeely from coming in close during the beginning of the fight and in the later rounds, he could try and get McNeely off his feet with a takedown.

Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring some of the top regional mixed martial arts talents from around the Mid-South. Watch all of the fights live on November 1 or any time after on video on demand (VOD) for life as ShoFIGHT & BRAWL Inc. present “Apocalypse” live on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv!

Salita, Cohen team up for November 13th show in Westbury, New York

October 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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(October 24, 2014)--Star of David Promotions and founder Dmitriy Salita is excited to announce that on November. 13, Star of David will co-promote a professional boxing card at The Space in Westbury, Long Island.
Fans can look forward to seeing heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller back in action, shooting to raise his record to 10-0, with 10 KOs.

Miller conjured buzz with his most recent performance, which was featured on MSG Network last month. Hopes are high that the Brooklyn native, who combines size, punching power, and charisma, will be wowing fight aficionados with even more stellar performances, on bigger stages; Miller promises to wow the masses November. 13 on Long Island.

Also seeing action on the Cohen/Salita card will be Peter Dobson.  A decorated amateur from the Bronx, Dobson turned pro on September  20 with a 4-round unanimous decision over Mack Babb in Queens, New York.  Dobson won the NYC Golden Gloves in 2010.

Salita expressed his happiness at collaborating with the veteran promoter Cohen. “Greg is one of the top promoters in the sport, and I’m so grateful to work with him on this show,” said Salita, who also happens to be a world-class welterweight boxer in his own right. “I’m happy to feature Jarrell and Peter alongside other champions and top prospects. This is a packed card, with great talent on display from top to bottom!”

An Irish Jr middleweight, Dennis Hogan, is also ready to impress, putting his 19-0-1 mark on the line. He’s been fighting in Australia and wants to test himself in the top market in the world, New York and America. The WBC Fecarbox title will be up for grabs at The Space. The popular Tommy Rainone, who fights out of the Westbury Boxing Club, seeks to take it home. The 21-5-1 hitter hasn’t lost in his last five outings, so he wants to continue the trend in front of friends and family.

Additionally, the current WBO lightweight champion Amanda Serrano (21-1-1, 16 KO’s) will be showing off her talents, and putting her crown on the line on a card which will undoubtedly provide fans with memorable action, featuring world-class pugilism and thrilling knockouts.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Broadway Boxing: Rojas VS Osiobe Beginning Oct. 27 on TCN & CSN

October 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)

GFL PRESENTS “BROADWAY BOXING: ROJAS VS OSIOBE” BEGINNING OCTOBER 27

October 24, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing from NYC as Dibella Entertainment presents another episode of its long running series, Broadway Boxing.

Headlining the card will be talented former WBC featherweight world champion Elio Rojas (23-2, 14KOs) returning to the ring for the first time in nearly two and a half years. The first obstacle on the road toward another world championship opportunity will be opponent Robert Osiobe (14-9-4, 6KO’s). Rojas will now be campaigning in the junior lightweight division, though his feature eight-round bout will be held just above the 130lb. limit.

In 2009, the Dominican-native Rojas traveled into enemy territory and captured the coveted WBC featherweight title with a dominant 12-round decision over reigning champion Takahiro Ao, in Ao’s backyard of Tokyo. Rojas defended his title just five months later with another impressive decision victory, this time over Guty Espadas

“Elio Rojas is not only a former world champion but a tremendous offensive fighter, who will immediately be a player in the 130lb. division. After just a few fights, Elio would love a showdown with a 130lb. champion or his dream bout against Yuriorkis Gamboa,” said DiBella.

“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to have signed with DiBella Entertainment and my manager Joe Duva and to finally get my career back underway,” said Rojas. “Now living in New York, it has always been a dream of mine to fight here, in front of my fans, and now I will have the opportunity on August 13. I want to fight the best that my division has to offer and I feel that I will be ready to take on any of the top fighters that are willing to accept the challenge and ultimately win back a world championship.”

Jonathan Alonso, a former amateur standout and 2012 Olympian for Spain, will be looking to impress in his US and pro debut when he sees action in a special attraction four-round middleweight bout.

Regarding Alonso, DiBella stated, “We are pleased to have inked a deal with Jonathan Alonso, an Olympian and one of the best amateur fighters to come out of Spain in recent decades.”

“Ever since I first started boxing, it has been a dream of mine to make my professional debut in the US. I couldn’t be happier than to have signed with Lou and his company, which is one of the most respected companies in the entire world. I have a great team surrounding me and I am going to continue working hard to become a future world champion under the DBE banner,” said Alonso.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, October 27 at 7:00pm ET

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Friday, October 31 at 9:30pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, November 1 at 5:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, November 2 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing BB: Rojas VS Osiobe 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.

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Undefeated Featherweight prospect Glenn Dezurn ready to shine this Friday night in Somerset, NJ

October 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Boxing News, Press Release, Upcoming Events 
Somerset, NJ (October 23, 2014)--Tomorrow night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, undefeated Featherweight prospect Glenn Dezurn will take on Raymond Chacon in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
In the 8-round main event, undefeated Middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) takes on Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KO’s).
The show is promoted by GH3 Promotions.
Dezurn of Baltimore, Maryland had a staggering amateur record of 89-4.
Dezurn, 27 years-old of Baltimore, Maryland has compiled a professional record of 4-0 with three knockouts.
He is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Andre Canada on July 25 in Verona, New York.
“Training camp has been real good.  I have been splitting my training between California and my home in Baltimore,”said Dezurn.
In Chacon, Dezurn is facing his most experienced opponent by far and Dezurn will be his 8th undefeated opponent.
“I know my opponent is a southpaw.  We have been training for that.  He has experience but I have nothing to worry about.  As long as I do my part, which I have, I will come out with my 5th win.”
Dezurn will be making his 3rd start of 2014, sees a busy 2015 and likes the direction his career has taken.
“I see myself in the next 6 to 9 months continuing to get good fights.  I am moving at the right, steady and consistent pace.  I am all about business.  I can’t wait until Friday.  Actually I can’t wait until Thursday so I can Relax.  Friday I will get another chance to showcase my talent”, added Dezurn
“In the past couple years, we have moved guys like Douglas and Jerry Odom by keeping them very busy, we are ready to take the same route with Glenn so we expect a big 2015 from him,”said GH3 Promotions Vito Mielnicki.
In the 8-round co-feature, Featherweight Jorge Diaz (18-3, 10 KO’s) of New Brunswick, NJ will fight Jose Haro (8-1, 6 KO’s) of Salt Lake City, Utah.

In an 8-round bout, Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KO’s) of North Bergen, NJ will take on Darnell Jiles Jr. (9-3-2, 3 KO’s) of Rochester, NY in a Lightweight fight.

Also on the card in 6-round bouts:

 

Undefeated Super Middleweight John Magda (7-0, 6 KO’s) of Ruthorford, NJ will take on Edgar Perez (6-11, 3 KO’s) of Chicago, IL
In four round bouts:

Lightweight Bienvenido Diaz (1-0, 1 KO) of Prospect Park, NJ take on an opponent to be named.

 

Anthony Cintron (2-0, 1 KO) of Hawley, PA will fight pro debuting Rennard Oliver of Baton, Rouge, LA.

 

Heavyweight Leon Johnson of Newark, NJ will make his pro debut against Ray Santiago (1-4) of Albany, NY.

 

Caleb Hernandez of Paterson, NJ will make his pro debut against Anton Williamson (1-0) of Albany, NY.

 

Tickets for this outstanding evening of boxing can be purchased for $125 for Stage seating, $100 for Front Row, $75 for Ringside and $50 for General Admission by calling 862-223-9487.
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.eventrolite.com

 

The Ukrainian Cultural Center is located 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey
For more information & media credentials, Contact:
Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

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