2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Philadelphia (August 22, 2014)–After successful inaugural show, Tuesday Night Fights is back for the 2nd installment on Tuesday, September 16 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

The show, which is promoted by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management is a pro-am show that will feature some of the best talent in the Philadelphia region.

Headlining the professional portion of the card will be undefeated Super Middleweight Derrick Webster battling Taneal Goyco in a bout scheduled for 6-rounds.

Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey has a record of 17-0 with 8 knockouts and is one of the top prospects in the area.

He has campaigned between Middleweight and Light Heavyweight but has settled in at Super Middleweight.

He has solid wins over Romaro Johnson, veterans Darnell Boone, Lester Gonzalez and his last bout when he won a 6-round unanimous decision over Michael Gbenga on May 30 in Philadelphia.

To say Goyco has been matched tough is an understatement. in his 14 pro fights (6-7-1, 3 KO’s) he has taken on 8 fighters that were undefeated at the time. He has wins over Dennis Morris (1-0); Frankie Filippone (14-2-1) and Jeremy Trussell (8-0). In his last bout the native of Philadelphia was stopped by John Magda (6-0) in four rounds on June 27 in Las Vegas.

Fresh off his exciting pro debut in the first Tuesday Night Fight’s card, Avery Sparrow (1-0) of Philadelphia will square off with Pedro Andres (1-3, 1 KO) of Bridgeton, NJ in a four round Featherweight bout.

Dante Wright of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Lionel Charles (0-3) of New York in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout.

Wright was a 4-time Philadelphia District Golden Gloves and National PAL Tournament champion.

Jerome Conquest of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against William Harris (0-3) of Darby, PA in a Jr. Welterweight contest.

There will be 7-amateur bouts that will be a prelude 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).

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents CFFC 38 on TCN & CSN Beginning August 25

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

CFFC 38” BEGINNING AUGUST 25

August 22, 2014

GFL and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey to present CFFC 38. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars along the Eastern seaboard including 3 title fights!

In the main event, for the CFFC Lightweight Title, Champion Paul Felder (7-0) looks to defend his title against Craig Johnson (6-2). Felder is an exciting fighter who brings a tremendous striking game into the cage. Felder is quickly making a name for himself because of his highlight reel KOs and will look to add another one to the list against Johnson. Johnson is a battle-tested fighter who comes into the title fight looking to pull off the upset and bring home the gold. Johnson needs to keep a safe distance from Johnson when he is not on the attack and try to get the fight to the mat and get Felder off of his feet. Expect fireworks from these two gladiators.

In the co-main event, for the vacant CFFC Welterweight Title, Jonavin Webb (6-0) takes on Dan Stittgen (9-3). Webb is still undefeated and has gotten better with each and every fight. Look for Webb to make this a brawl and close the distance and fight up close and personal. Stittgen is a great all-around fighter who can strike, wrestle and has a decent submission game. Both fighters are evenly matched and if this fight goes into the championship rounds, look for conditioning to play a huge factor because both men are going to come at each other full blast.

For the CFFC Featherweight Title, Champion Levan Makashvili (8-0) takes on the durable Alexandre Bezerra (16-3) in a fight insiders have been clamoring for, for months. Makashvili is a great submission specialist, while Bezerra prefers to stand and strike. The question of this fight will be who will win the clinch as if Makashvili can get the fight to the mat he will have a huge advantage. If Bezerra can keep the fight standing he will be able to score with huge shots and slow down the shots of Makashvili.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, August 25 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Thursday, August 28 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Friday, August 29 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Saturday, August 30 at 5:30pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, August 30 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, August 31 at 3:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, August 2 at 7:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, August 31 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 38 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

8/25: CFFC 38 (MMA)

9/1: PowerPlay 24: Parr VS Smith (kickboxing)

9/8: CFFC 40 (MMA)

9/15: Broadway Boxing: Bone VS Figueroa (boxing)

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

About GoFightLive

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IS MIKE JONES’ CAREER AT STAKE VS. JAIME HERRERA?

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Story by Lem Satterfield, of The Ring Magazine

Former title challenger Mike Jones has new trainers for his return to the ring against Jaime Herrera on Friday in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Event Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This will be Jones’ first fight in over two years.
In June 2012, Jones (26-1, 19 knockouts) was stopped by Randall Bailey in the 11th round of his failed bid to earn the IBF’s vacant welterweight title.
After falling to Bailey, Jones relocated to Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas, and settled on Miguel Diaz and Ismael Salas after working with a variety of trainers, including Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
“Boxing is a mental game just as much as a physical one. When we first worked with Mike for this fight, we talked for a long time and worked on renewing his fighting spirit,” said Salas, who has worked with 10 titleholders as well as Jessie Vargas.
“He is a great fighter and he needs to think that, when he walks into the ring, he will be a powerful force. Mike is very strong and hits hard.  He is in top condition. Just look at him. After two years off, you will see what hard work and mental toughness did for Mike. He’s ready to fight.”
Jones concurred.
“I like Ismael Salas and Miguel Diaz because they bring a positive attitude into the situation every time I come into the gym. We’ve pretty much gone back to the basics and worked on the things that work and we’re not trying to over-complicate things,” said Jones.
“They’re very knowledgeable in boxing and they’be been around a long time. Ismael Salas has trained a lot of world champions and Miguel Diaz, his name speaks for itself. So, I’m happy with the relationship we’ve got.”
For his fight with Bailey, Jones had requested eight-ounce gloves, contending that he wanted to face the very best of the fighter known for his powerful, lights-out right hand. Bailey was trailing by four, six and eight points on the judges’ cards and getting outboxed when he dropped Jones with right hands in the 10th and 11th rounds.
Jones attempted to rise but fell face-first back to the canvas and referee Tony Weeks waved an end to the fight at 2:52 of the 11th. Prior to facing Bailey, Jones had overcome rugged Sebastian Lujan by unanimous decision in December 2011, ending the Argentine slugger’s 12-fight winning streak.
“Mike’s career is at stake and from what I’ve heard, he is really pumped up about it. He needs to be the fighter that he once was but a little more aggressive this time,” said promoter J Russell Peltz.
“Mike is only a fight or two away from being right back in the mix with all of those welterweights that you see on the major pay stations, like the Shawn Porters and the Kell Brooks and the Mike Alvarados and the Ruslan Provodnikovs and all those guys. He could be right back in there with one, if not two, good outings.”
Herrera (11-2, 6 KOs), of Franklin Park, Ill., has won his last four fights and stopped previously unbeaten Michael Finney in five rounds in March, Herrera’s most-recent fight. Herrera’s last lost came in February 2012 when he was outpointed by Adrian Granados.
“I’m back now and I want to work. I let go of my pride and I’m ready to go. It’s not like it’s the perfect time but I’m ready to get right back into the boxing scene because it’s really hot right now in the welterweight division. I feel like I’m only one great performance away from a title shot, the way that the game is right now,” said Jones.
“I’m going to be in against a tough kid and he comes to fight. He wants to try to wear you down and throw a lot of shots. He’s a good fighter. I just want to go in there and give my absolute best, which is something that I haven’t done in a few fights. I just want to get back to doing what I’ve been doing and doing my best, the way that I started.”

NEW TRAINER CONFIDENT A NEW MIKE JONES WILL SHOW UP SATURDAY AT BALLY’S ATLANTIC CITY

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Las Vegas, NV—Former world-title challenger Mike Jones wrapped up his preparations yesterday at the Top Rank Gym here for Saturday’s 10-round comeback fight against Jaime Herrera, of Franklin Park, IL, at Bally’s Atlantic City.

It has been more than two years since Jones last fought. He was stopped in the 11th round of his IBF world welterweight title fight with Randall Bailey, of Miami, FL, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. That was June 9, 2012.

Since then, Jones, 31, moved from Philadelphia, PA, to Las Vegas, was idle for two years while working out daily in Las Vegas gyms, and now is trained by Ismael Salas and Miguel Diaz.

“Boxing is a mental game just as much as a physical one,” said Salas, pictured above with Jones, Diaz and Richie Sandoval. “When we first worked with Mike for this fight, we talked for a long time and worked on renewing his fighting spirit. He is a great fighter and he needs to think that when he walks into the ring he will be a powerful force.

“Mike is very strong and hits hard. He is in top condition; just look at him. After two years off, you will see what hard work and mental toughness did for Mike. He’s ready to fight.”

Salas has worked with 10 world champions, the most recent being Jessie Vargas, of Las Vegas, the current WBA junior welterweight champion.

Jones, who has won 26 of 27 pro fights, 19 by knockout, makes his fourth appearance at Bally’s, where he has defeated Lenin Arroyo, Raul Pinzon and Henry Bruseles.

Herrera, 25, is 11-2-1, 6 K0s. He comes into Saturday’s fight off the biggest win of his career, a fifth-round knockout over previously unbeaten Michael Finney, of Pahrump, NV, last March 29 in Las Vegas. Herrera’s management has been asking for this fight ever since word got out in May that Jones was fighting again.

The scheduled eight-round middleweight semifinal features Thomas LaManna, of Millville, NJ, against Jamaal Davis, of Philadelphia, in a prospect- vs.-veteran crossroads match. LaManna is 14-0, 7 K0s; Davis 14-11-1, 6 K0s.

Ismael Garcia, of Vineland, NJ, and Gilbert Alex Sanchez, of Camden, NJ, collide over six rounds to determine the best junior middleweight prospect in South Jersey. Garcia is 6-0, 3 K0s; Sanchez 4-4-1, 2 K0s.

ABOUT AUGUST 23

The Jones-Herrera and LaManna-Davis fights top an eight-bout card at Bally’s Atlantic City. First fight is 7.30 pm. Tickets are priced at $50 and $75 and they are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000). Tickets also are on sale at www.peltzboxing.com and www.ticketmaster.com. www.gofightlive.tv will stream the card on the internet. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., and Top Rank, Inc., in association with Bally’s Atlantic City.

CFFC 40 Preview

August 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to GFL.tv with championship level MMA with “CFFC 40″ from the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Pro MMA fighters from around the East Coast will descend on this card that features several of the top ranked and up and coming athletes in the region including a title fight. CFFC has expanded its stranglehold on Northeast MMA as they continue to pump out one blockbuster show after another.

In the main event, Darrell “The Saint” Horcher (9-1) takes on Alessandro Ricci (8-2). Horcher is currently on a 2 fight win streak and had a 3-fight stint with Bellator where he went 2-1 and has made a name for himself with his devastating knockout power having KO’d 4 of his previous opponents. Horcher will be looking to make Ricci pay with punches and kicks from the opening bell. Ricci is a grizzled veteran and comes into the cage for the third time in 2014. Ricci will not wilt under the bright lights and in fact will pour kerosene on this explosive fight. This will be a fight of two world class MMA athletes and the winner will rise up the ranks and take that next step into being a #1 contender. Expect a barnburner as these two won’t quit.

In the co-main event, with the CFFC Flyweight Title on the line, Champion Nick Honstein (15-6) battles Darren Mima (5-1). Honstein is probably the most dangerous 125 lb fighter on the East Coast. Honstein won the title back in April with a dominant performance and looks to defend his belt for the first time. Honstein brings a dangerous submission game into the cage and is also an underrated wrestler. Honstein is huge for the division and he knows how to use his size in the cage. Look for this fight to steal the show and be one of the better fights of 2014 in general. Mima is ruthless with his ground game as he is constantly pressing the action using his high level grappling and trying to find an opening to finish the fight with a submission. Mima also has KO power in both hands, making him a threat from anywhere the fight goes. Mima is one of the most feared fighters in the area and he will come out ready to take the title from the opening bell. Don’t blink when these two lock up.

Be there to witness who climbs up the ladder and who is hurled off it as “CFFC 40″ throws down the gauntlet on GFL.tv once again!

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Golden Gloves Part 1 Beginning August 18 on TCN and CSN

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

GOLDEN GLOVES: PART 1” BEGINNING AUGUST 18

August 15, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as GFL presents another show stopper with Golden Gloves: Part 1, featuring a full lineup of up and coming boxers from around the New York area.

The Daily News Golden Gloves brings a knockout lineup of fights to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.

To celebrate its 86th anniversary, the Golden Gloves—amateur boxing’s most prestigious tournament—will host two days of finals at the new state-of-the-art arena, which is proud to showcase the very best in professional and amateur boxing as part of its ongoing lineup of events.

The Daily News Golden Gloves has produced such greats as Emile Griffith, Jose Torres, Floyd Patterson, Howard Davis and Brooklyn natives Riddick Bowe and Mark Breland, so don’t miss your chance to catch the best brawlers of boxing’s next generation as they go the distance in Brooklyn.

For 87 years, The Daily News Golden Gloves has given men, women, boys and girls in the five boroughs and beyond the chance to call themselves a champion. This year, while 24 new winners will be crowned, the Daily News Golden Gloves will honor 12 of its finest champions and four of its most valued leaders with induction into the inaugural Golden Gloves Hall of Fame.

Born in 1927, the Golden Gloves quickly grew into one of the most popular sporting events in the country. Since that first year, more than 100,000 New Yorkers have stepped into the Golden Gloves ring, with some 1,500 champions walking away with the iconic gloves pendant around their necks. It is still the largest and most prestigious amateur boxing event in the world with the possible exception of the Olympics, and has produced more world champions (41) than any other tournament.

The Gloves Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor those exceptional amateur champions. These men and women were chosen by a selection committee composed of five members with a combined 100-plus years of amateur boxing experience including: current tournament director and former three-time Golden Gloves champion Brian Adams, former Daily News sportswriter and Gloves historian Bill Farrell, Gleason’s Gym owner Bruce Silverglade, Yonkers PAL program director Sal Corrente and longtime boxing contributor Julio Salinas Albino.

“I thought it was time to have a home for the fellow champions, regardless of any other accolades they may accomplish in boxing. The Golden Gloves is still the twinkle of their eye,” Adams said. “Now with this Hall of Fame, their memories are guaranteed to stay alive.”

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (all zones): Monday, August 18 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Friday, August 22 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Saturday, August 23 at 8:30pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, August 23 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, August 24 at 5:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, August 21 at 7:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, August 24 at 11:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Golden Gloves: Part 1 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

8/18: Golden Gloves: Part 1 (boxing)

8/25: CFFC 38 (MMA)

9/1: PowerPlay 24: Parr VS Smith (kickboxing)

9/8: CFFC 40 (MMA)

9/15: Broadway Boxing: Bone VS Figueroa (boxing)

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

WSOF Central America – Preview

August 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) returns to GFL.tv on August 16 with “World Series of Fighting – Central America”. The event will feature a stacked card featuring many of Central America’s top MMA fighters. Every fighter will step into the cage ready to battle in front of their home crowd and those watching around the world live.

In the main event, Oscar Rivera takes on Jose Rivera. Oscar is known for being a well-rounded fighter that has solid striking, matched with wrestling and grappling. Oscar has powerful takedowns and can mix up his attacks so that his opponent is always guessing where the next offense from Oscar is going to come from. Look for Oscar to employ a lot of feints, both in striking and wrestling to try and put Jose on his heels. Jose has the ability to use his wrestling to grind away at his opponents over the course of a full fight, leaving them gassed out at the end of the fight. This is where Jose is at his best. He continues to get stronger as the fight goes on and his aggressiveness becomes only that much more dangerous. Look for Jose to match the intensity of Oscar in the early going. This fight will be a contest in grit.

In the co-main event, Rene Martinez takes on Sergio Ortiz. Martinez is most famous for submitting boxing great Ricardo Mayorda. Martinez is an expert grappler who will look to get the fight to the ground. Ortiz is more of a banger and loves to stand and trade punches. He has an iron chin and if this fight becomes a slugfest it will play into the hands of Ortiz. Styles make fights and this fight will be dictated by where the fight goes. Look for both men to exert their will in the clinch. Whoever wins the clinch will be at a decided advantage.

WSOF continues to make an impact on the MMA landscape. Check out latest foray into a new market with “World Series of Fighting – Central America” as the event will no doubt play to a packed house and stream live only on GFL.tv.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Joe Hand Promotions: Tuesday Night Fights Beginning August 11 on TCN and CSN

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

GFL PRESENTS “JOE HAND PROMOTIONS: TUESDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” BEGINNING AUGUST 11

August 8, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Joe Hand Promotions presents another show stopper with Tuesday Night Fights, a new boxing series featuring a full lineup of up and coming boxers from around the East Coast.

Tuesday Night Fights is a unique Philadelphia boxing event that will feature the best young talent in the Delaware Valley. Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management, Tuesday Night Fights will showcase both amateur boxers and professional fighters representing various boxing gyms throughout the Delaware Valley.

Highlighting the professional card is a six-round middleweight match between Fred Jenkins Jr. (7-1-1) of ABC Rec Center in North Philadelphia and Jeremy Trussell (8-1-1) from Baltimore, Md. Fred Jenkins Jr. (7-1-1, 1 KO), Philadelphia vs. Jeremy “The Truth” Trussell (8-1-1, 1 KO), Baltimore,Md.

Jenkins, age 27 and standing 5-7, had an amateur record of 35-5 with 17 knockouts at 165 pounds. Trussell, 29, started his pro career with eight straight victories. His pro debut on March 8, 2013 was a third-round TKO over Nycholas Ellerb at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. Jenkins’ most recent win was a six-round decision win over Gilbert Alex Sanchez on March 14, 2014 at Hamilton Manor, Hamilton Township, NJ.

Jenkins is the son of legendary trainer Fred Jenkins, who is a member of the PA Boxing Hall of Fame and has been involved in the sport for 43 years, including as a boxer. Fred Jenkins Sr. has developed countless boxers at ABC Recreation Center, including world champion Charlie “Choo Choo” Brown and current heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings.

Trussell was a busy fighter in 2013 going undefeated in six bouts. His streak would reach eight after his first two fights in 2014. Jenkins made his pro debut on March 18, 2011 with a second-round TKO over Scott Brunner at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester. Jenkins opened his career with five straight wins. His only loss was a fourth-round TKO to Roberto Young at Bally’s Atlantic City on May 19, 2012. Trussell is coming off a four-round draw to David Rohn on June 28, 2014 at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. Prior to that, he suffered a sixth-round knockout to Taneal Goyco on April 12, 2014 at Patapsco Arena in Baltimore. Among Trussell’s eight wins, six have come with a KO or TKO in the first round.

Also, Keith Downs (2-0), representing the Willingboro Recreation Center, faces Robert Sweeney (2-0) from the Marian Anderson Rec Center, South Philadelphia, in a four-round middleweight contest.

“This event provides an opportunity for young boxers, who, before now, only dreamed of entering a ring and seeing their hard work pay off,” said Joe Hand Sr., owner of the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Northern Liberties.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (Mid Atlantic): Monday, August 11 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Friday, August 15 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly): Friday, August 15 at 10:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, August 16 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, August 17 at 5:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, August 14 at 7:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Joe Hand Promotions: Tuesday Night Fights 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

8/11: Joe Hand Promotions: Tuesday Night Fights (boxing)

8/18: Golden Gloves: Part 1 (boxing)

8/25: CFFC 38 (MMA)

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

EFC 12 Preview

August 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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CLICK HERE TO ORDER – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/Darwish-Brothers-EFC-12/243

Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) returns on August 23 to GFL.tv with “EFC 12” at the Parsippany Pal, in Parsippany New Jersey.   The mega card will feature many of the top regional gladiators in the area as EFC is famous for being a battle zone for fighters looking to make a name for themselves. The event is also highlighted by 2 title fights that are sure to tear the roof off of the venue.

In the main event, in a rubber match, with the EFC Lightweight Title up for grabs, Champion Tim Dooling (5-2) defends his title against former Champion Dan Powell (4-1). Dooling won the title from Powell back in May via second round TKO. Dooling is looking to make it 2 in a row against the toughest foe of his career. He will need to keep his combos sharp as that is where he found success in the last fight. Powell, who fights out of AMA Fight Club, is tall for a 155-pound fighter at 6-foot-1. The rising star Powell won the title back in March with a TKO victory and defeated Dooling in 2012 via decision. Look for Dooling and Powell to pick up right where they left off and come out throwing bombs. This fight promises to be a barnburner when these two warriors lock up and settle the score once and for all.

In the co-main event, two EFC champions will battle each other to unify the belts. Super Middleweight Champion Andres Velasquez (4-0) takes on Light Heavyweight Champion Bobby Bodden (3-0) in a battle of unbeaten fighters. Velasquez is a dangerous fighter who has stopped 3 out of 4 opponents. Velasquez brings heavy hands into the fight but is also strong in the grappling game, especially the scrambles, as he has gotten two rear naked chokes in his career. Bodden last fought in November 2013 and has been chomping at the bit to unify the titles. Look for Bodden to bring his strong wrestling game and lethal kicks into the cage. He will have the size advantage over Velasquez and if Bodden can get the fight to the mat, he should be able to have an advantage strength-wise as the two wrestle for position. This fight has fight of the year potential between these two young, blue chip prospects.

EFC always gives the fans KOs and submissions as the fighters are continually looking for the finish. Be sure to catch all of the action from this exciting event as EFC presents “EFC 12” on August 23 exclusively at GFL.tv.

PGL VIII Preview

August 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Professional Grappling League (PGL) returns to GFL.tv with “PGL VIII” on August 23 from the Berlin Borough Community Center in Berlin, New Jersey. PGL has assembled a deep roster of experienced grapplers. Watch the top grapplers in the country battle each other in fast paced matches where the combatants are always looking to go for the submission.

In a super fight, John Battle takes on Kris Wilson. Battle is one of the most feared grapplers on the scene. He often goes for the submission out of position but he is still very hard to submit. Battle brings great cardio into the match. Wilson is another grappler that is a top notch wrestler and is always looking for the submission. Wilson has strong neck attacks and brings a solid top game into the match. This bout is shaping up to be a classic on the mat.

In another super fight, Jason Frey battles Kenneth Podgorsek in a rematch from earlier this year. Frey is a top ranked grappler and has shown an ability to match his opponent hold for hold. Podgorsek gave everything he had in the first match and these two heavyweights are looking to pick up right where they left off earlier this year.

In other action, Joe Solecki is scheduled to compete. Solecki is known for his slick transitions and top control and can pull a submission off from any position. Whenever Solecki competes, you can bet the fans are in for a treat as it will be nonstop action.

For fans of the grappling arts this is a dream come true. Sometime the art gets lost in today’s current MMA rules system which prevents many of the creative moves and transitions that sports like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Judo and amateur wrestling teach as fundamentals. If you are a fan of the mat-based techniques of MMA and love the grappling techniques, transitions, and scrambles, then “PGL VIII” is must see TV. Order now.

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