Pride And Glory 7 Review

April 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Pride And Glory debuted on GFL with top notch Muay Thai featuring a world title fight along with several exciting contender matches at “Pride and Glory 7″.

In the main event, Toby Smith defeated Elliot Compton via KO in the third round.  Both fighters exchanged punches, kicks, elbows and knees that had the crowd gasping at the punishment both fighters were giving and receiving.  Both Smith and Compton showed true grit in this fight and there were plenty of hard shots that would have ended the night of lesser competition much earlier.  In the end, it was a brutal knee to the solar plexus that ended the night of Compton.  Smith was scoring with punches to the face and had Compton back up, and similar to an uppercut, Smith shot the knee up from below and it connected square with the chest of Compton.  Compton went down immediately and rolled around on the ground in pain as it was obvious the fight was over.   It was a picture perfect knee and showed the precision with which these pro Muay Thai fighters can deliver strikes and end fights in devastating fashion.
In the co-main event, Nic Reiter defeated Kosta Masmanidis via unanimous decision after a blistering pace set by both men that had action from bell to bell.  Reiter was able to use his size and length and attack Masmanidis from a safe distance for some of the fight, but both exchanged brutal knees in the clinch for a good portion too.  Both fighters are as tough as they come and will be feeling the effects of the clinch fighting for days.  Reiter is a tough matchup for anyone as his size allows him to land strikes far away, and  his clinch work is also strong.

Petchtanong Banchamek defeated Jake Moulden via decision.  Banchamek was the more technical fighter but Moulden was there to fight and fight he did.  Moulden fired back with combos as Banchamek used pinpoint accuracy to land strikes while trying to stay away from Moulden’s attacks.  It was a contrast in styles as Banchamek wanted to hit and not be hit while Moulden was more than happy to stand in the pocket and trade shots.  It was a fun fight with both fighters going for broke, especially late in the fight.  Both fighters earned the respect of the fans for their willingness to keep up a fast pace and never let the action stop.

Paul Abdul Rahman defeated Chris Anderson via TKO (leg kicks) in the third round.  Rahman threw tons of leg kicks that buckled Anderson early.  Rahman also connected with hooks and straight hands throughout the fight.  In the second round, Rahman was able to knock down Anderson with leg kick and from there it was only a matter of time as Rahman found his target and would tee off on the lead leg of Anderson from that point on.  Anderson never gave up but was close to hopping around on one leg at the end and the ref mad the call to stop the fight which was the smart decision.  Rahman looked terrific in the outing as every strike he threw had bad intentions written all over it and he connected with a high volume of strikes throughout.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Pride and Glory 7″ is must-see TV. Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it the for a the first time to a worldwide audience on GFL. Order this event exclusively at and own it for life.

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April 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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     Philadelphia, PA—Heavyweights Joey Dawejko and Mark Rideout meet over eight rounds—or less—in an all-Philadelphia match on Friday evening, May 16, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
   Topping the seven-bout card is an eight-round between undefeated junior welterweight prospects Naim Nelson, of Philadelphia, and Jerome Rodriguez, of Trenton, NJ.
     The seven-bout card program marks the first pro fight card at the 2300 Arena since Jan. 21, 2012, when then-unknown heavyweight prospect Bryant Jennings upset Maurice Byarm in a battle of undefeated Philadelphians to open the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series.
     Formerly known as the ECW Arena, the New Alhambra and later the Asylum Arena, the 2300 Arena, located at Swanson & Ritner Streets in South Philadelphia, has undergone renovations and eventually will seat close to 1,700 spectators. 
     First fight May 16 is set for 7.30p.m.  The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing and BAM Boxing in association with SugarHouse Casino.
     Dawejko (right), 23, comes into this fight off the biggest win of his career, an eight-round decision over former contender Derric Rossy, of New York, on Jan. 25 in Atlantic City, NJ. 


Dawejko is 9-3-2, 3 K0s, but this will be only his fifth fight in Philadelphia since turning pro in 2009. 
    He has boxed in Canada, California, Illinois and Connecticut, taking fights on short notice for short money.  It all seemed pointless until Dawejko’s recent win over Rossy.
   “I know Mark from the amateurs and I was able to beat him when we fought,” Dawejko said, “but I know the pros are a different story.  I’m looking forward to fighting in my hometown again in front of my fans. It should be a good fight.”
   Part of Dawejko’s preparation for the May 16 fight is in Austria, where he was summoned last week to serve as a sparring partner for Waldimir Klitschko, who is defending his world heavyweight championship belts against Alex Leapai, of Samoa, on April 26 in Germany.  Lepai is 6-foot tall, short for a heavyweight; Dawejko is 5-foot-10. 
    Rideout (left), 24, is 4-0-2, 1 K0, since turning pro midway through 2012.
    In his last fight Jan. 24 in Atlantic City, Rideout boxed a four-round draw with unbeaten Fred Latham, of Pittsburgh, PA.  Ironically, it was 24 hours before Dawejko’s big win over Rossy across town.
    “I am excited about the opportunity to get back in action and be in my first eight-rounder,” Rideout said.  “My last couple of fights have ended in draws, but not this fight.
     “Me and Joey fought in the amateurs and he beat me, but this is the pros and I’m getting this win.  I respect all of Joey’s accomplishments as an amateur, but this is my time and it will be a long night for Joey.”
    Five additional fights complete the May 16 lineup.
     The Nelson-Rodriguez and Dawejko-Rideout fights top a seven-bout card at the 2300 Arena.  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 they also can be purchased on line at  The card will be streamed live on the internet by    The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., and BAM Boxing in association with SugarHouse Casino.  The 2300 Arena, formerly known as the New Alhambra, hosted consistent professional boxing from 2004 thru 2012 when it was later known as the Asylum Arena.  Boxing cards there have been televised by ESPN 2, CN8, Univision and the NBC Sports Network.  Fighters who have boxed there include Danny Garcia, Bronco McKart, Omar Sheika, Demetrius Hopkins, Mike Jones, Teon Kennedy, Bryant Jennings, Gabriel Rosado, Jesus Soto-Karass, Ronald Cruz, Israel “Pito” Cardona and Derek Ennis.


     SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,602 slots, up to 58 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,100 people, and for three consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal and a “Top Workplace” from For more information, visit
Press Credentials: Maureen Sacks,, 215-765-0922 
Peltz Boxing: J Russell Peltz, 215-704-6055
BAM Boxing: Brittany Rogers,, 215-280-6709

Peltz Boxing at Bally’s Sosa VS Brooks Review

April 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing

Camden, NJ, Super featherweight Jason Sosa, 12-1-3 (8), unbeaten in his last 9 (7-0-2) fights knocked out Michael “Lefty” Brooks 10-2-1 (2), of Long Island, NY, in the 9th round at 2:27 of a 10 round main event Saturday at Bally’s Event Center In Atlantic City, NJ.

This was a Peltz Boxing Promotion with J Russell Peltz and Brittany Rogers matchmaking.

It was a really good card and the fans enjoyed it. Larry Tornambe did the ring announcing.

The opening round was a good one with Sosa landing a solid left uppercut to the body while Brooks seemed busier until Sosa landed a lead right to the chin. In the second a combination by Sosa had Brooks clinching. The second round was almost as close as the first with Sosa looking a bit better with more pin point punching. In the 3rd a solid right from Sosa to the chin dropped Brooks. By the end of the round Brooks head cleared and he was fighting back.

In the 4th Brooks walked into a straight right hand by Sosa to the chin stopping him in his racks. Brooks keeps walking Sosa to the ropes with Sosa landing right uppercuts to the body. In the 5th Sosa landed 4 straight punches having Brooks on the retreat. Brooks landed a solid left counter to the head of Sosa. By the end of the round Sosa was in control. Fans for both fighters are chanting their names. In the 6th Sosa drove Brooks to the ropes landing half a dozen punches. Brooks landed a good left to the chin of Sosa. Then in missing with a right hook Sosa countered him with a hard right to the head. Sosa put his chin out daring Brooks who was taunting him earlier. At the end of the round it was the second time Brooks was heading to the neutral corner instead of his own. In the 7th Brooks landed 3 straight punches until Sosa came back with a combination of his own. Sosa has a slight bloody nose from the head of Brooks coming in. Again Brooks goes to a neutral corner instead of his own.

In the 9th Brooks lands a solid left to the chin making Sosa come back even stronger with body shots of his own. Brooks continues to hold at times with Sosa working his way out of these clinches. Sosa’s body attack is taking its effect on Brooks. A straight right dropped Brooks where upon his head landed on the bottom strand out cold as referee Esteves immediately waved it off without a count. Sosa went to a neutral corner in prayer. No showboating. A real class act on Sosa’s part. The EMT’s came into the ring to administer to Brooks who was up on a stool.

“I want to give all the glory to God. There is nothing impossible with God. I am dangerous at 130,” said Sosa. It was great work on Sosa’s part and his trainer Rivas was quite pleased. “I knew when he went down he was out,” said Sosa. It was a terrific performance by Sosa and Brooks is as tough as they come.

Sosa is co-managed by Adrienne Soto and Chino Rivas with the latter also serving as the trainer of Sosa out of their Gut’s & Glory Gym in W. Berlin, NJ. Sosa is getting better with each fight.

Millville, NJ, Middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna 14-0 (7), returns to action now under the Peltz Boxing banner and gave Ahsandi “Mr. Brixx” Gibbs, 10-4 (4), of Tampa, FL, a boxing lesson over 8 rounds.

In the 2nd round a left hook to the chin by Lamanna buckled the knees of Gibbs. In the 3rd Gibbs got inside not allowing the taller Lamanna room to box. In the 4th Lamanna regained control with his jab and left hooks to the head which continued in the 5th countering well.

The 6th and 7th were good exchanges with Gibbs pressing but taking counter combinations from Lamanna. In the 8th and final round Lamanna landed solid jabs and continued to control the fight landing good left hooks to the head. Referee was Brown. Carter had it 77-75, Pasquale 78-74 and Stewart 77-75. DHB had it 79-73.

In an “all Philly” super featherweight match Anthony “Bad Boy” Burgin, 6-0 (1) came off the canvas in the 3rd but defeated Frank “Nitty” Trader 10-2-1 (2) over 6 rounds good rounds. It was a really good one.

Burgin controlled the first 2 rounds. In the 3rd Trader started landing and dropped Burgin as he was pulling back with a long right to the chin. In the 4th Burgin came out with vengeance from the previous round knockdown and had Trader’s outside left eye brow cut but cut man Joey Eye worked on it.

In the 5th Burgin re-opened Trader’s cut but Trader landed a good right to the chin. Burgin applied more pressure and the cut was bothering Trader. Burgin drove combinations into the body of Trader and several rights on the cut. In the 6th and final round a Burgin left uppercut to the mid-section dropped Trader but referee Brown called it a slip. Then Burgin taking rabbit punches threw Trader to the canvas. Trader fought back waving Burgin in who got in battle with Trader who landed a good right to the chin but Burgin’s speed was evident as both exchanged punches at the bell. Referee was Brown. Carter had it 57-56, while Pasquale and Stewart had it 58-55 as did DHB.

In the swing bout after the main event Atlantic City’s super middleweight Antowyan “Ice Man” Aikens, 9-0 (1), scored a 6th and final round knockdown in defeating Sherman Artis, Jr., 2-1 (0), of Severn, MD, over 6 rounds.

Aikens controlled the fight with his jab. Artis was coming off 3 years of inactivity. He refused to sit between rounds and held his own for the most part but Aikens jab was too effective to counter. Esteves was the referee. Carter and Stewart had it 59-54 while Pasquale had it 60-53 as did DHB.

Middleweight Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis, 2-0 (2) of Wilmington, DE, looked impressive when he stopped Rafael Machado, 0-1 of Philly at 1:16 of the 4th round.

In the opening round Davis rocked Machado several times with a left hook and then with a straight right. It was more of the same from Davis in the 2nd round. In the 3rd round a left hook to the chin dropped Machado. Upon rising Davis rocked Machado with another left hook to the chin but Machado was able to survive.

In the 4th and final round a lead right hand by Davis on the chin dropped Machado. A flurry of punches had Machado defenseless when referee Esteves waved it off. “I was too anxious in the beginning rounds. My corner said to calm down and let it happen and I hurt him with an overhand right. I felt good in there and was glad to get the rounds after my first fight ending so fast,” said Davis. He is trained by Doug Pettiford and Breadman

Heavyweight southpaw Daniel Pasciolla, 3-1 (0), of Brick, NJ, won by majority decision over David Williams 7-8-2 (5), of Philly over 4 rounds.

Pasciolla outboxed Williams in the first 2 rounds. In the 3rd Williams led with a straight right to the mid-section but rand into chopping lefts to the head in a close round.

In the final round Williams buckled the knees of Pasciolla with a left hook to the head. Referee was Earl Brown. Carter and Stewart had it 39-37 as did DHB while Pasquale had it 38-38.

In the opening bout super lightweight David “Two Gun” Gonzales, 4-0 (1), of Philly stopped Dominic Goode, 0-3, of Bridgeton, NJ, at 2:16 of the second round. Gonzales. Gonzales scored knockdowns in the 1st and 2nd round before the corner called it off while referee Benjy Esteves, Jr. was counting. Good threatened to knockout Gonzales at the weigh-in earlier. Gonzales now with Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents BAMMA USA: Bad Beat 12 Beginning April 14 on TCN & CSN



April 11, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as BAMMA USA presents a top notch card with BAMMA USA: Bad Beat 12 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California.  This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars in the West Coast including a title fight in the bantamweight division.

In the main event, “Badbeat 12” will mark the inaugural BAMMA USA bantamweight title bout between Eric “E-Money” Winston (5-1) and Terrion “Flash” Ware (10-2).  Eric Winston will make his fifth appearance in the BAMMA Cage at Badbeat 12. In his last fight, Winston recorded a submission (armbar) win over Marvin Madariaga. E-Money enters the title fight on a three fight winning streak. A word that can describe Terrion Ware’s 2013 is active. He fought six times in the past calendar year, and started off 2014 with a win over Zac Chavez this past January. The Systems Training Center product will look to add the BAMMA USA bantamweight belt to his resume and continue to build on a five-fight winning streak.  The bout between Ware and Winston is a regional MMA fan’s dream. Both rising prospects continue to grab attention from bigger promotions. Ware is showing he is a finisher, with four stoppages out of his last five fights; and Winston is prepared to show his ever-evolving striking skill set will compliment his dangerous ground game. Four of his five wins have come by submission, but they’ve ranged from an armbar, rear-naked choke, triangle choke and heel hook.

In other action, after taking his talents to The Ultimate Fighter reality show Bantamweight prospect “The Real Deal” Chris Beal (7-0) returns to face newcomer Keith Carson (2-1).  Beal is looking at continuing to build his name but it will be a tough test against the gritty Carson.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network (TCN) (Mid Atlantic):  Monday, April 14 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly):  Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Philly):  Friday, April 18 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic):  Saturday, April 19 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay (Mid Atlantic):  Sunday, April 20 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, April 17 at 11:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia Replay: Sunday, April 20 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest, CSS and CSN Bay Area will also be airing BAMMA USA: Bad Beat 12 in the weeks and months to follow.  In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.

The Comcast Network

CSN Philadelphia


CSN Washington

CSN Baltimore

CSN New England

CSN Northwest

CSN Bay Area

Upcoming Events on Comcast

4/14:  Bamma USA: Bad Beat 12 (MMA)

4/21:  XFE 39 (MMA)

4/28:  CFFC 34 (MMA)

5/5:  CFFC 35 (MMA)

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April 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Atlantic City, NJ—Junior lightweight prospect Anthony Burgin faces his toughest test as a young pro when he takes on fellow-Philadelphian Frank Trader in a scheduled six-round match Saturday evening, April 12, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City.
     Topping the seven-bout card is a 10-round junior lightweight contest between Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, and Michael Brooks, of Nassau, Long Island.  
     The entire card, which includes an eight-round middleweight match between Thomas LaManna, of Millville, NJ, and Ahsandi Gibbs, of Tampa, FL, will be streamed live by
First fight is 7.30 p.m.
      Burgin, 22 accepted the six-round fight with Trader—his first at that distance—despite not having fought since Aug. 24, when he earned a four-round decision over Jose Del Valle, of New York, at Bally’s.
     A pro since 2012, Burgin is 5-0, 1 K0, but lacks the pro experience Trader brings to the table.
     “I asked Anthony if he was up to the challenge and he told me to go ahead and make the fight and I like to hear that from a fighter,” said trainer Raul Rivas.  “We’ve been getting terrific work in camp and he’s ready.”
    Trader, 28, is 10-1-1, 2 K0s, and coming off a four-round draw Feb. 7 in Philadelphia with Israel Suarez, of Puerto Rico.  Trader’s lone setback was a six-round decision loss to Adrian Perez, of Sarasota, FL, early in 2012 at the Foxwoods Casino In Mashantucket, CT.
     A pro since 2005, Trader has beaten Philadelphians Georgi Kevlishvili and Jules Blackwell.
     Four additional fights complete the card.
     The Sosa-Brooks, LaManna-Gibbs and Burgin-Trader fights top a seven-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 and will stream the card on the internet.  The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with Bally’s Atlantic City.

Combat at the Capitale 32 Review

April 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Lou Neglia and Ray Longo presented another night of exciting combat sports with World Championship Kickboxing and “Combat at the Capitale 32” at the famous Capitale in New York City, New York.  The full rules mega Muay Thai card was anchored by fierce competitions with titles at stake.

In the main event, Julio Arce defeated Zaravkh Abashev via unanimous decision after three rounds in a Glory rules fights.  Arce was quick to the punch and got the better of the exchanges for most of the fight. Arce was crisp with his combos and kept Abashev playing catchup as Arce racked up a lot of points with his low kicks and jab-overhand right combo.  Abashev was game the whole fight but could not match the skill level of Arce who pressed the action from the opening bell and continued that trend until the final bell.

John Bowman won a unanimous decision against Niko Tsigaras in another Glory rules battle.  This was the fight of the night with both men exchanging bone rattling strikes in a very close fight.  Bowman used constant pressure with low kicks and front kicks to keep the taller Tsigaras at bay and rack up points.  Tsigaras countered with highlight reel spinning back kicks and heavy punches that popped the crowd in attendance, but Bowman relied on his workmanlike approach and kept throwing and scoring with punches in bunches that was the telling sign for how the fight ended.

With the Glory Rules North American Title on the line, Mike Fischetti defeated Jeff Brown via TKO in the second round.  The two fought to a draw in their last fight and this fight picked up right where that one left off with both fighters standing and banging.  Both fighters scored with nice leg kicks and combos to the head and body in the first round.  In the second, Fischetti had Brown up against the ropes and was unloading on him with bombs from every direction.  Several left hooks scored and one of them dropped Brown to the canvas.  Brown rose to his feet before the 10-count but he was still hurt and the ref waived the fight off as the pro Fishetti crowd erupted in cheers.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Combat at the Capitale 32” is must-see TV.  This event goes hand in hand with Neglia’s other combat sports venture, Ring of Combat, and give combat fans in the tri-state area another avenue to watch some of the best East Coast martial artists compete.  Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it the Big Apple.  Order this event exclusively at

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Live Pro Boxing – Douglas VS Messi Review

April 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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GH3 Promotions presented anther dynamite boxing card with “Live Pro Boxing”as several rising prospects all stayed undefeated while taking on some tough, gritty fighters who pushed them to their limits. was right there to bring the exciting card to fans worldwide and now you can order the event on video on demand and own it for life.

In the main event, undefeated middleweight sensation Antoine “Action” Douglas (14-0, 9 KOs) defeated former world title challenger Luca Messi (37-10-1) via TKO in the second round.  Douglas came out throwing combos while Messi covered up and continued to come forward but offered little in the way of punches himself.  Messi tried to cut the ring off and close the distance but Douglas used good angles to stay out of reach and scored with stiff jabs and nice body shots.  The bigger Douglas continued to pepper Messi with jabs, and one-two combos that attacked the head and body of Messi.  Messi threw a few body punches but those were either blocked or Douglas simply side stepped them.  Douglas was bigger and faster than Messi and that combination proved to be too much as Douglas connected with a several hard uppercuts and left hooks that took their toll on Messi in the second round as Douglas dropped Messi with a beautiful left hook that ended the fight.

In the co-main event, in the super featherweight division, Wanzell Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KOs) was pushed to the limit as he defeated Ian Weaver (5-1, 3 KOs) via split decision in a six round battle in the fight of the night.  The southpaw Weaver was a huge challenge for Ellison as Weaver was a bit unorthodox with his punches and connected multiple times throughout the fight with a crafty jab and looping left hand.  Both Ellison and Weaver gave the fans an awesome show as they stood in the pocket and traded punches for the majority of the fight and set a fast pace in the onset and continued that rate for the whole fight.  Ellison was more polished but Weaver made the fight a dogfight and had Weaver fight his fight.  But in the end, two judges scored it for Ellison probably based on his speed and ability to score with combos, especially to the body.  It was a close fight and both fighters deserved praise for their efforts.

In the super middleweight division, Jerry Odom (9-0, 9 KOs) defeated Otieno Okola (24-9, 12 KOs) in the first round via TKO.  Odom was relentless from the very beginning walking down the smaller Okola and through combos from different angles that all seemed to connect.  Odom had superior speed in the ring and wouldn’t let Okola find his rhythm as Odom continued firing off punch after punch.  Odom knocked Okola down several times in the round culminating with a nice combination that ended with a right hand down the middle that caught Okola flush on the jaw and knocked him down and into the ropes.  Odom was very impressive as he seemed to deliver every punch with bad intentions and worked over the body and head of Okola before finishing the fight with a picture perfect straight right hand.

If you love the sweet science, this card is for you.  Order “Live Pro Boxing” now on and own it for life.

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Legend III Review

April 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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GFL brings you the most stacked kickboxing tournament of 2014 so far as “Legend III” makes its highly anticipated debut on the #1 combat sports streaming network on April 5 from Milan, Italy. The tournament will get together the best kickboxers from around the world in the weight class under 71 kg.

In the main event, Murthel Groenhart defeated Dzhabar Askerov via KO in the first round.  Groenhart and Askerov traded leg kicks in the early going as Askerov didn’t have a problem with the height advantage of Groenhart.  Both men blistered the strikes into each other’s thighs but neither man backed up.  Groenhart began to open up throwing high kicks, push kicks and knees as he seemed to find his rhythm quickly.  Groenhart connected with a flying knee and short right hook that dropped Askerov.  Askerov beat the count but when the two resumed the fight, Groenhart scored with a right hand-left hook combo that put Askerov down again, ending the fight in dramatic fashion for Groenhart who was a late replacement in the tournament but took center stage after defeating Askerov who many people believed would win the tournament.  Now all eyes shift to Groenhart who put the rest of the athletes on notice that he was the man to beat.

Pavel Zhuravlev defeated Michal Turynski via majority decision as both men slugged it out for three rounds with nonstop action.  Zhuravlev continued to come forward and press the action while throwing bombs along the way.  It was a close fight and either man could have been KO’d as they were both throwing punches with bad intentions.

Speaking of KOs, Paul Daley reminded the world that his left hook is as good a punch as any in the world as Daley KO’d Alexander Surjko in the third round.  For MMA fans, this is nothing new as Daley has done this exact same thing to numerous opponents, but seeing him drop a high-level kickboxer with one shot puts that punch in a class of its own.  Daley overcame a bloody nose after taking a knee to the face early in the fight to finish Surjko off with a highlight reel KO.  Daley put Surjko down with a left hook but Surjko rose to his feet and the two exchanged punches again, until seconds later Daley connected with another left hook that sent Surjko down again as the ref stopped the fight.  Daley has a fighting style that presents matchup problems for almost everyone and he showed on this night that he is always just one punch away from ending any fight.

Andy Souwer picked up a solid win over Yuri Bessmertny via unanimous decision.  It was vintage Souwer who dominated the exchanges and racked up points over each round with his workmanlike performance.  Souwer seemed to get stronger and more active as the fight wore on as he landed a higher volume of combos in the final round and put Bessmertny on the defensive almost from the get-go.  Souwer is another fighter who has to be considered a favorite in some circles to win the whole tourney.

Don’t miss this world-renowned event. If you love kickboxing, you won’t find a better show this year. Order now and watch these gladiators throw down in one of the most grueling combat sports around. Order “Legends III” and own it for life on!

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Broadway Boxing Preview

April 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and New Legend Boxing have officially announced the co-promotional signings of one of New York’s most promising undefeated prospects. Junior lightweight Bryant “Peewee” Cruz (9-0, 5KO’s) has inked an exclusive promotional contract with the promotional outfits this week.

“I am thrilled to officially become part of the DBE and New Legend teams,” said Cruz. “I have had the opportunity to fight on cards staged by both of the promotional companies in the past, and to now officially be part of their roster is truly an honor. I want to thank my manager Kevin Crowley and trainer Ryan O’Leary for helping me get to this point. Like every fighter, my dream is to become world champion and I know this is the team that will give me that opportunity.”

A finalist at the 2012 National Golden Gloves, the Westchester County-native Cruz has quickly become one of the biggest draws in New York thanks in part to his backing by Westchester County’s most popular restaurant/bar chains (Mickey, Molly and Maggie Spillane’s). Cruz turned pro in December 2012 and fought eight times in his first full year as a pro. Cruz is coming off of his most impressive victory to date, a six-round unanimous decision in an absolute war over once-beaten Joshua Reyes. Cruz will be featured on DiBella Entertainment’s upcoming Broadway Boxing card on Thursday, April 10, at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in NYC.

Paul Daley Interview for Legend III

Interview Paul Daley

PAUL DALEY says Alexander Surjko is in for a short, sharp, shock at this evening’s LEGEND III kickboxing show in Milan.

All of this evening’s seven fights are taking place in a five by five metre ring.

And knockout artist Daley feels the relatively confined space is ideal territory for him to hunt down his much taller Russian opponent.

“For him, I think the ring is a bit of a disadvantage,” UK brawler Daley said.

“I’ve seen his interviews and padwork, and his aim is to keep the fight at distance and stay at long range.

“Use his front kicks and right body kick and throw right uppercuts, because I’m the shorter guy.

“But, for me, I think he has to get involved in a fight in this ring, and I think that is where I shine.

“Because I punch very hard. I’ve fought guys at my weight, and a lot above my weight as well.

“I hit them hard and knock them out. That’s how I operate.

“I think he is going down, to be honest with you.”

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