GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents TFC 3 Beginning March 2 on Comcast TCN, CSN, Dish, DirecTV, U-Verse and FiOS

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN), COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN), DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-VERSE AND VERIZON FIOS
GFL PRESENTS “TEAM FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 3” BEGINNING MARCH 2

February 27, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as TFC presents another show stopper with Team Fighting Championship 3 featuring a full lineup of countries competing in 5 on 5 team MMA in one giant ring. The reality of fighting changed forever in 1993 with the inaugural UFC event. TFC showed that in a team setting, many times with uneven odds, many of the styles and techniques that work well in traditional MMA are not effective and can actually put you at a disadvantage.

Teams scheduled to compete are from Poland, Russian, Brazil, UK, USA and Latvia. The early favorites are, returning champions Poland, and the USA and Latvia who have challenged for the title in previous events, with Russia being the wildcard and having the fire power to pull off the victory. If you haven’t witnessed team fighting MMA, you are in for a treat. Nothing can prepare you for this sport and spectacle.

James Jefferson was tentative the first time he saw Team Fighting Championship. It was kind of like MMA, except there were 10 men in a ring and they were all fighting each other at once.

“I cringed,” Jefferson told MMAFighting.com. “Until I really experienced it, watched all the film, watched how they ran it, I was hesitant.”

“It’s a group fight,” Jefferson said. “It’s a gang fight. It’s more or less a barroom brawl without the bottles.”

TFC adheres to the unified rules of mixed martial arts for the most part. But it is done elimination style. When a fighter taps or gets knocked out, he is out and his team is down a man. That can lead to 2-on-1 or 3-on-1 — or worse — situations. There are instances where an athlete can get caught in a chokehold and kicked in the face at the same time.

A five-man team cannot exceed a combined weight of 500 kilograms (or just over 1,102 pounds). That’s an average of about 220 pounds per fighter. The format is round-robin tournament-based, so teams will be competing multiple times in one day.

TFC is illegal in the United States and most other countries with sanctioning bodies.

Is this too violent? Jefferson acknowledges “there is a greater danger level” than typical MMA. But he also doesn’t think something like this should be banned.

“You could get injured in a car accident,” he said. “These are professional athletes. They’re trained, they’re skilled.”
Team Fighting Championship is held in a 30,000 square-foot arena that is completely empty. The display is meant for television viewers only. The fight takes place in a 40 by 40 ring with five referees.
Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, March 8 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, March 7 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, March 8 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing TFC 3 in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN including Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS.

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
3/2: Team Fighting Championship 3 (MMA)
3/9: GPG 18 (MMA)
3/16: Strike Off Fighting Championships (MMA)
3/23: Tuesday Night Fights: Jason Sosa v Bergman Aguilar (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.

Siam Fight Productions February 20 Results

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Siam Fight Productions returned to GFL with “2015 – Muay Thai Season Premiere”. The 13-bout card was chalk full of hard hitting action as these Muay Thai practitioners displayed their fighting spirit in the ring where no one can hide. The card featured numerous top-level junior fighters from around the globe as they all descended on the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona providing some truly memorable bouts.

Gabriel Sandoval (CA) vs Ralphey Pacheco (AZ). Sandoval wins by unanimous decision.
Andres Esparza (CA) vs Daniel Morales (AZ). Esparza wins by TKO
Erik Amaya (AZ) vs Gary Koehler (AZ). Koehler wins by unanimous decision
Travis Clay (AZ) vs Bilel Benyaich (Morocco). Clay wins by unanimous decision.
Corey McLachlan (Scotland) vs Rahman Muhammad (AZ). Muhammad wins by split decision
Jo Mi Seung (Korea) vs Alejandra Cardoza (AZ). Cardoza wins by unanimous decision
Kiauna Safranko (Canada) vs Inez Perez (AZ). Safranko wins by split decision.
Bernardo Mendes (Portugal) vs Beyon Seong Ji (Korea). Seong Ji wins this fight by majority decision.
Steven Navarro (CA) vs Khalif Muhammad (AZ). Navarro wins by unanimous decision.
AJ Cabrales (AZ) vs Rene Leon (AZ). Leon wins by TKO
Adam Hines (AZ) vs Samuel Hillis (AZ). Hillis wins by unanimous decision
Armando Martinez (AZ) vs Arshiam Kinwar (AZ). Kinwar wins by split decision.
Manuel Allen (CA) vs Diego Diaz (AZ). Allen wins by unanimous decision

To watch the champions of tomorrow in one of the most vicious combat sports, tune in to Siam Fight Productions “2015 – Muay Thai Season Premiere” and see these young warriors chase their dreams and put in work as gladiators in the squared circle.

ABOUT SIAM FIGHT PRODUCTIONS
(WWW.SIAMFIGHTPRODUCTIONS.COM) Siam Fight Productions is the premier junior Muay Thai event promotions company in North America. We believe that support for youth in the sport of Muay Thai is imperative to their professional as well as personal development. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to creating the ideal venue for sanctioned youth fights with the best possible safety measures available. Our Siam Fight Productions Junior Muay Thai Grand Prix Events and the Siam Cup are the newest addition to the limited number of highly coveted awards in the international Muay Thai community.

Fightforce Promotions: Tsitsiras vs Giorgi Preview

Order Event – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/KickBoxing/Fightforce-Promotions-Tsitsiras-vs-Giorgi/2807

Fightforce Promotions debuts on GFL.tv on March 1 with “Fightforce: Tsitsiras vs Giorgi” featuring a full slate of kickboxing matches featuring the country’s top athletes from Springvale Town Hall in in Springvale, Melbourne, Australia. Akron, Ohio. The Australian-based Fightforce has been a proving ground for tons of fighters who have won numerous titles. Fightforce continues to promote the region’s premier up and coming kickboxers as well as the established veterans of the sport. This event will be no different, as the main event will feature a World Title match.

In the main event, in a World Title Championship bout, Tass Tsitsiras takes on Frank Giorgi. Tsitsiras brings a granite chin into the ring. Tsitsiras throws strikes with such ferocity that any punch, kick or knee he lands can change the course of the fight. Tsitsiras is also very technical striker, who mixes up his combos beautifully and usually keeps his opponent on the defensive. Giorgi has tremendous leg kicks mixed with a stiff jab that lets him dictate space and distance inside the ring. Look for this fight to be in the running for fight of the night. Giorgi will let his hands and feet go from the onset as his ability to absorb a punch lets him walk through most opponent’s offense. Giorgi only knows one way to fight and that is with his chin down and constantly attacking and putting pressure on his opponent.

In the co-main event, Haysem Abdallah fights Dane Mulivai. Abdallah is a heavy puncher and brings real KO power into the fight. His combos are solid, but he can also rely on his one-punch power to get him out of trouble. Look for Abdallah to come out looking to make this a shootout. Abdallah has shown the mental fortitude to push through any obstacle and exhibits one of the most technical striking bases in the sport. Mulivai is another fighter looking to make a name for himself and has shown an ability to land his combos almost at will against past opponents. Mulivai is looking to turn heads with his performance and a highlight reel KO over the gritty Abdallah would put him in title contention sooner than later. This will be a matchup of heart, grit and athleticism. This bout is set up to be a barnburner and rival the main event for fight of the night. These two could fight in a telephone booth with both fighters trading their best shots.

Don’t miss “Fightforce: Tsitsiras vs Giorgi” presented by Fightforce on March 1. Watch all the action and witness the hard hitting style of kickboxing from the gladiators of Australia live on the GFL Combat Sports Network exclusively on iPPV.

Learning to box in prison opens Demond Brock’s heart, mind

February 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Learning to box in prison opens Demond Brock’s heart, mind Chris Scarnati
Special to The Advocate Aug. 20, 2014
by Rick Colucci — Demond Brock Demond Brock has already spent countless hours in the gym preparing for his junior welterweight clash against Gary Bergeron, which is the featured co-main event of Saturday’s World Fighting Championship 26 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. But whenever the New Orleans-based boxer isn’t sparring, skipping rope or drumming away on a speed bag with machine-gun velocity, he’ll bury his face in a book — any book. “I caught Demond reading something on executive memos the other day,” laughed Brock’s co-manager Keith Veltre. “If he’s not training, he’ll read anything. He likes to stay fully occupied. Demond doesn’t want to waste a minute.” Not after he’s lost so many. Brock walked out of the Dixon Correctional Facility on June 1, 2011, a free man after serving 14 years, six months and 23 days behind bars for armed robbery and attempted murder. However, thanks to the prison’s boxing program, he also left a changed man. The new Brock was calmer, cerebral and pensive. His life had direction and purpose. He was tormented by his troubled past and wanted to make amends. He wanted to make the most of each moment and every opportunity. “It was amazing because after I joined (the boxing team), I became a whole new person,” Brock said. “I had never won anything before, so when I started to get good, I gained confidence in myself.” Brock (7-2, 3 KOs) will take this confidence into his bout against Bergeron (12-7, 3 KOs). The game plan calls for quick jabs and punishing body shots — his signature mode of attack. “Bergeron is a tough opponent, but everyone knows I’m an action-packed fighter,” he said. “Fans can expect to see fireworks.”

Brock treated spectators to an explosive performance in March when he stunned previously unbeaten Cody Richard (14-1) via unanimous decision, a victory that validated Roy Jones Jr.’s decision to co-manage his career. At 33, Brock’s window of opportunity continues to close. Time is precious. That’s why a win over Bergeron is especially imperative. It could push him closer to a top 15 ranking and increase the likelihood of a network TV fight in the near future. “Demond is the kind of guy you can put against anyone, and he’ll still make something happen,” Jones said. “The sky is definitely the limit.” Nonetheless, Brock’s serendipitous discovery of the sweet science in lockup helped him realize a calling even larger than winning world titles. “I want to help people who grew up like me and prove that my transition with boxing was a success,” Brock said. “With all of the things that happened in my past, I can’t believe that I would be here today.” Innocence lost Brock grew up the youngest of three siblings in a single-family apartment in the St. Thomas Development, a former housing project adjacent to the Garden District. His mother, Sharon Lawrance, worked long hours as a housekeeper at the Hotel Monteleone. With no parental guidance in the home, Brock eventually gravitated to the streets. He was drawn to young men who sold drugs in his neighborhood and quickly became enamored with the money and excitement. “My mother worked her fingers to the bone but couldn’t provide the lifestyle that I wanted for myself,” he said. “I hung out with older guys who were drinking 40s and smoking weed. As a child, I watched those things and wanted to be a part of it.” The thrill of street life was tempered with occasional spells of misery. On March 22, 1994, Brock witnessed the death of his best friend while playing an arcade game inside a corner store. “I heard ‘POP-POP-POP’ and quickly ran to the back of the building,” Brock explained. “I eventually came outside and saw him lying on the ground, covered in blood. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It happened a day before my 13th birthday, and it was my first real encounter with someone close to me getting murdered.” The memory was seared into his mind, but it didn’t change him. At 15, Brock was arrested and sent to Phelps Correctional Center on Dec. 6, 1996, after robbing a person at gunpoint. “Initially, I wasn’t remorseful,” he said. “I didn’t know the impact that my actions had on other people’s lives. The judge asked how I felt about the crime I had committed during my sentencing, and I was at a loss for words. I couldn’t articulate how I felt.” The first few years in lock-up were particularly grueling. Brock was undersized and intimidated, a vulnerable child amongst hardened men. He had pride, but day-to-day survival was taking its toll. He found himself getting into fights, and one escalated beyond fists three years into his sentence when Brock stabbed another inmate, puncturing his lung. He was rebooked with more time and transferred to Allen Correctional Center. Anger management Following a brief stretch at Allen, Brock was moved to Dixon, where he’d serve the remainder of his incarceration. That stay was made easier after he was introduced to a boxing competition. The concept was simple: Two prisoners strap on gloves and smack each other around in a ring until one goes down. The victor earns a hat bearing the insignia “Ironman.” Brock signed up, not realizing he was about to win something far greater. “I beat my (opponent) to the canvas and the whole prison went crazy,” he said. “After I won, the warden said ‘Son, you need to join the boxing team.’ If

prisoners had anger problems, he’d put them in the boxing gym so they could train their frustration off. I agreed to do it.” From that point forward, boxing became Brock’s life. He fell under the trance of hard work and discipline. He liked the feeling of dedication and commitment. It led him to give up gambling and smoking. It made him feel less compelled to fight other inmates. It unlocked an inner peace. “Boxers were the perfect models for the prisoners to emulate,” Brock said. “Boxing opened up my mind and my heart.” And piqued additional interests. Brock took classes and completed his GED. He earned a degree in culinary arts and learned a trade in brick masonry. He took college correspondence classes in kinesiology and became a certified public speaker through Toast Masters. He also started to pray. “I felt remorse for things I had done in my past and began to feel compassion for people,” Brock said. “I reached a point where I found myself getting antsy to be released because I wanted to show the world how much boxing, not prison, had changed my life.” Carpe diem Most boxers begin their amateur careers in their teens, but Brock had spent almost half of his life in a state-issued jumpsuit. When he was finally paroled a couple of months after his 30th birthday, he knew he had a lot of ground to cover. Brock commenced training at Friday Night Fights Gym (formerly located on Freret Street) and fought on the club’s Friday Night Fights amateur cards. “For any guy looking to make it big, Friday Night Fights is a great springboard,” Brock said. “It gives you that atmosphere, that pride. It gives you everything you’d need to take your career to the next level.” Brock was exposed to that level only a year after leaving Dixon when he dropped a

unanimous decision to Maurice Hooker in his pro debut. He went on to amass a 5-2 record over the next 15 months before teaming up with Veltre and Jones. Brock’s handlers are toying with the idea of dropping him to lightweight (135 pounds) to bolster his chances of winning a world championship. But Brock sees an even bigger picture, one that extends far beyond the ring. He wants to share his story of redemption at churches, prisons and schools. He particularly wants to reach out to kids. “I want to give back to the community that I took so much away from,” Brock said. “I would like to give back by sharing my time and my experiences with the world by speaking and working hands-on with offenders and troubled teenagers.” The seconds on the clock continue to tick away and Brock still has so much that he’d like to accomplish. The next chapters of his life remain unwritten, but Jones likes how Brock is filling the pages. “Brock has learned from his past,” Jones said. “He’s a great guy with a hell of a work ethic, and he appreciates his freedom. He’s serious about seizing this opportunity.”

Ex Olympian and former Australian champion Solomon Egberime will fight Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. as part of the Battle of the Belts

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February 17, 2015

For Immediate Release

Boxing News

Ex Olympian and former Australian champion Solomon Egberime will fight Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. as part of the Battle of the Belts

“Bronco” Wright will defend Heavyweight titles vs. Brazilian Gilberto Matheus Domingos; Milorac Zizic vs. Louis Rose for the NABF Middleweight crown

Solomon Sgberine, an ex Olympian from Nigeria and former Australian Super Lightweight and Welterweight Champion, will be fighting Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr, in the under card of the “Battle of the Belts” scheduled for March 13th, 2015 at the We Ko Pa Resort in Fort McDowell, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The event is presented by RJJ Boxing, which is owned by Keith Veltre and Roy Jones Jr., which was newly licensed by the Arizona Boxing Commission.

The bout Egberime vs Cuevas Jr. is scheduled for 8 rounds in the Welterweight division.

In the Main event: Billy “Bronco” Wright (46-4) will face Gilberto Matheus Domingos (22-2) from Brazil. Wright will defend his WBC Latin America and Fecarbox Belts.

In the Co-Main Event , scheduled for 8 rounds, Milorad Zizic (11-0) from Montenegro, will face Louis Rose (11-2). This will be for the vacant NABF Middleweight Title.

Solomon, 36, was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and represented Nigeria in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sidney, Australia. He turned pro and started his career in South Australia, and has fought there all his career, with the exception of his last outing when he traveled to West Virginia to fight Paul Spadafora in a fight that could have lead to a World Title shot.

In his outing against Spadafora, he lost a 10 round decision but decided to again campaign in the United States in another effort to get a title shot. During his residency in Australia, Egberime has become an icon in the Super Lightweight and Welter weight divisions.

In addition to his long and successful boxing career, he has been involved in several boxing programs for at-risk youth in Australia and is currently one of the most popular boxers in Australia.

With a record of 22-4 (11 KO’s) he will be facing the son of one of Mexico’s most beloved icons, former Welterweight Champion, Jose “Pipino” Cuevas.

As many of the son’s of former Mexican World Champions, Cuevas has faced tough times in the ring.

Hailing from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, but now living in Mexico City, Cuevas first tried his hand as a mixed martial arts fighter, but then turned to boxing at age 25.

He currently has a 17-12 (15KO’s) and two consecutive loses on his record. This may be a career- defining fight for Cuevas, who will be looking for his first win out of Mexican soil.

Like his father, Cuevas (17-12) depends mostly on his power. All but two of Junior’s 29 fights have been decided inside the distance.

Like his father, his chin is suspect as all of his 12 losses have come by way of stoppage.

In his favor, he has demonstrated his will to fight anyone anywhere. He has again taken a fight against a figher that surely will be going into the ring as a strong favorite.

The complete card -pending Commission’s approval-, now includes:

Main Event 10rds

Billy Wright (46-4) vs Gilberto Domingues (22-2). Billy Wright will defend WBC Latin America & Fecarbox Belts.

Co-Main Event 8rds

Milorad Zizic (11-0) vs Louis Rose (11-2). This will be for the vacant NABF Middleweight Title.

8rds

Solomon Egberime (22-4) vs Gerardo “Pipino’ Cuevas (17-12).

6rds

Demond Brock (8-3) vs Wilberth Lopez (5-4),

4rds

Jeff Tabrizi (debut) vs Carlos Castillo (debut)

4rds

Emmanuel Nieves (2-0) vs Percy Peterson (1-6)

First bell is slated for 7:00 pm For additional information please visit http://royjonesjrboxing.com/. For regular updates on our fighters, events, and promotions, please check our Facebook page,Roy Jones Jr. Boxing. To follow the conversation on social media,please use hash tags #RoyJonesJr. #BattleoftheBelts

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Louis Rose from Homeless to Pro Boxer

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Courtesy of greekreporter.com

Louis Rose tells us his story from homeless to a professional boxer and how he ended up adopted by his Greek coach, Panayotis (Peter) Carabatsos. Today, he is fighting Paul Mendez. Watch it on Fox Sports 1 at 7pm PST.

When Louis was a young boy wondering around the tough neighborhoods of Los Angeles there were two things he could not imagine: that he will be a professional fighter and that he would be “part of the Greek community,” as he puts it during our interview.

While Golden Dawn in Greece highly discriminates against people of color, most Greeks try to include people in their culture and pass it on to them. Panayiotis Carabatsos who is now Louis’ coach and a father figure for him is one of these Greeks who share their heritage and help others, without looking at their ethnicity or race.

“They [Golden Dawn] do not represent me and my Greek heritage. When they killed Pavlos Fyssas, the Greek rapper, I explained to Louis the situation in Greece,” sais Panayiotis.

Louis never had his parents as part of his life. He grew up mostly with his aunt, and moved from one relatives house to another, as well as sleep in his car, when he was homeless.

“My life before I met Peter and Hanah, was horrible.” says Louis who suddenly saw his life changing.

“Me and my wife, we do not have kids, and we were thinking to adopt a small baby, instead we adopted a big black baby,” says Panayiotis.. and they both crack up laughing.

It is hard to understand the relationship of these two individuals that are united by passion for boxing, while living at the same house as a family! Maybe the best explanation is what they said – that “they fell in love at first sight!” Panayiotis came to Los Angeles more than a decade ago and now owns Ulysses Voyage, one of the most popular Greek restaurants in Los Angeles, however, he never forgot his love for boxing. A former amateur fighter, after he established his business he started scouting to manage talent.

This is when he met Louis. The two met at a boxing club in Southern California when Panayiotis went to see an athlete and possibly sign him to his 300 Boxing Club. Instead of the guy he was suppose to sign, he loved the work of the guy he was sparring with that day, Louis Rose. Louis was living in a living room and sleeping on a sofa, small enough for cats to lay on. Soon enough after Panayiotis had bought him a bed he invited him to stay in his house and be part of his family.

“From my past life the hardest thing was when I was abused, from my new life the hardest thing is staying away from the sweets…” says Louis who has to abide by Panayiotis rules which include a strict diet. Today Louis lives with Panayiotis and his Korean wife, Hannah.

“Since I am 24 hours a day around a Greek, I feel I am part of the Greek community,” says the fighter who has already picked up Greek words after living for three years in a Greek household. “I love the food and one day I would love to go to Greece and showcase my skills.” Louis’ career as a professional boxer looks more than promising. He is a rising California middleweight prospect who has upset two unbeaten fighters and surprised the crowd.

Rose suddenly defeated Gino McClellan, Delen Parsley and Akil Auguste in succession, fighters with a combined record of 21-0. He is signed to Panayiotis’ 300 Boxing Club. “I am number 299 of the Spartans! The name represents me a little and i know it represents Panayiotis’ 100%,” said Louis.

Milorad Zizic, ready to take the spotlight in the U.S.

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February 9, 2015

For Immediate Release

Boxing News

Milorad Zizic, ready to take the spotlight in the U.S.

Middleweight IBF World Junior and Mediterranean Champion will now face Louie Rose on March 13th, at Scottsdale We KO PA Resort for the NABF Title

Life as boxer is not easy, specially for a foreign-born fighter trying to make the big time in the Unted States.

This rule has not been the exception for Milorac “Hammer Hands” Zizic, a Montenegro born fighter that is now trying to break through in the American boxing scene.

He came to the States with pretty strong credentials.

After about a 40 fight amateur career where he became the Amateur Champion of Serbia and Montenegro Zizic made his professional boxing debut on May 20, 2011 when he beat Croatian boxer Renato Gogosevic in Belgrade.

In 2012 he became the IBF World Junior Champion.

In 2013 he won the Middle Weight Mediterranean title, recognized by the World Boxing Council.

But, Montenegro is not the boxing capital of the world by far. Both Serbia and Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia in 2006. Montenegro has a little over half million population, and limited boxing action.

It was then that he decided to leave his native land, and embark on a journey with the goal of becoming a World Champion. The first for his country. He came to the United States in October, 2013 and could not land a fight until December, 2014 when he beat Dennis Sharp in Salem, North Carolina.

In between, had had plenty of time to train and sharpen his skills, first in the Maweweather Gym where he trained with quality opposition, under the eye of the Mayweather boxing family and later, under the personal supervision and instruction of future Hall of Fame member, Roy Jones Jr. who signed Zizic to a promotional contract, becoming part of a selected stable that currently includes Zizic, Eric “Babyface” Johnson, Welterweight Demond “Body Shot” Brock and Super Bantamweitht Joseph “King Kong”Agbeko who is now on the road to regain his World Championship title.

Along with his boxing skills, Zizic is also now proficient in the English Language:

“As I have said many times, Boxing has been in my family since I was born, my father was one of the best Montenegrin boxers of all times. He is my idol. I started boxing since age 8 and my parents did not wanted me to stay in boxing. They knew how hard boxing was and what you have to go through to succeed”, said Zizic.

“When I became the amateur champion of Serbia and Montenegro, my dream became to turn professional, At the end of 2013 I decide to leave Montenegro and move to Las Vegas. I have a beautiful family and they supports me in my new dream or my goal which is to become Champion of the World.

Zizic is currently 11-0, with 5 nocauts.

Even under the wing of Roy Jones jr; getting in the ring has not being easy. Three scheduled fights during 2014 fell through, but for now, the path seems to be clearing for Zizic.

He will be facing Louis Rose from Los Angeles on March 13th, at the We Ko Pa Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. They will be fighting for the vacant NABF Middleweight Championship.

In the Main Event, Bronco Billy Wright will defended several belts, including WBC Latin America, Fecarbos and USNBC titles against Brazilian, Gilberto Matheus “Mago” Domingos in the Heavyweight division.

At age 28, Zizic is in a hurry and wants to keep active until he reaches his goal of a major title fight. He has the support of his country and the promise of assistance in setting up a Championship fight in Montenegro.

“I have fought at home and it is great. A Championship for myself, and for Montenegro would be a historic event with huge excitement and expectations,” he said. “Without doubt it would put the country on the world boxing map.”

So far only two fighters – Mate Parlov (Yugoslavian and Croatian) in 1978 and Jan Zaveck (Slovenia) 2009 from the old Yugoslavia have held world titles.

Another countryman, Predrag Radosevic has reached the middleweight IBF international Title. Howeverl Radosevic has decided to make his career in Europe.

“I came to the United States to find better competition for training and for fighting. In the time I have been in the United States, I had fierce sparring and I’ve done all that was needed with my coaches Roy Jones Jr. and Angel Santana. I have even sparred with Jones and it was after that, that they decided to put their money behind me. All in all I am very satisfied, I do not want many meaningless victories and a knockouts, because it’s not my style. I promise that I will only give my best and I will represent my family with dignity and Montenegro, “concluded Zizic.

According to Zizic, along with the fight in Scottsdale, Arizona, the contract with Jones Jr. includes six matches one of which will be for a WBC version on a title. It is now up to him to determine which title, based on his performances in the year 2015.

For additional information please visit http://royjonesjrboxing.com/. For regular updates on our fighters, events, and promotions, please check the Facebook page,Roy Jones Jr. Boxing. To follow the conversation on social media,please use hash tags #RoyJonesJr.#Zizic

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing presents the “Battle of the Belts” on March 13th at the We Ko Pa Resort in Arizona

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February 3, 2015

For Immediate Release

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing presents the “Battle of the Belts” on March 13th at the We Ko Pa Resort in Arizona

“Bronco” Wright will defend Heavyweight titles vs. Brazilian Gilberto Matheus Domingos; Milorac Zizic vs. Louis Rose for the NABF Middleweight crown

Billy “Bronco” Wright, born in Morenci, Arizona, and now fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, will defend several titles against challenger Gilberto Matheus “Magico” Domingos, from Sao Paolo, Brazil in the main event of the card titled “Battle of the Belts’ scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2014.

First bell is slated for 7:00 pm.

The event is presented by Roy Jone Jr.Boxing, managed by Keith Veltre and newly licensed by the Arizona Boxing Commission, It will be held at the We Ko Pa Resort and Casino, in Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona and features two proven knockout artists.

Wright will come in with a 46-4 record, including 37 knockouts. He comes in with a 12 fight knockout streak. He will be defending his WBC Heavyweight Latin America, Fecarbox, and USNBC titles.in a bout that will probably not go the scheduled distance.

Matheus Domingos, in the other hand, comes in with a 22-2 record, including 20 knockouts. He has won two Brazilian National Light Heavyweight titles and a South American title. Known as an “action” fighter, the “Magic Man” has 11 first-round knockouts and 4 second-round stoppages.

Both fighters have a lot at stake in the fight. At age 29, Matheus Domingos wants to break into the international heavyweight scene and emulate José Adilson “Maguila” Rodrigues dos Santos a former Brazilian heavyweight boxer that became the World Boxing Federation heavyweight Champion in 1996. Rodrigues also resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has been a Mateus Domingos adviser.

The co main event will be a title fight between Montenegro’s Middleweight Milorac “Hammer Hands” Zizic (11-0, 5 K0) and Louie Rose (11-2; 3KO). They will be fighting for the vacant NABF Middleweight title.

Zizic will be making his second U.S. start after beating Dennis Sharpe in North Carolina, in June 2014.

This European fighter, left his family in Montenegro and relocated to Las Vegas, to persue his dream of becoming a World Champion, he already has a promise from his government that they would sponsor a World Championship fight, should he reach that opportunity in his career.

Rose’s story is just, if not more, intersting. He grew up in the Los Angeles area without his parents, mostly with his aunt, and moved from one relative’s house to another, as well as sleep in his car, when he was homeless. Panayiotis Carabatsos a restaurant owner in Los Angeles adopted him and is now his boxing trainer.

Louis’ career as a professional boxer also looks promising. He is a rising California middleweight prospect who has upset several unbeaten fighters and surprised the crowd. Rose defeated Gino McClellan, Delen Parsley and Akil Auguste in succession, fighters with a combined record of 21-0, to begin a 7 fight winning streak, before losing to unbeaten Ievgen “The Ukranian Lion” Khytrov last November.

The undercard, pending comission’s approval, currently includes: Anthoy Villareal vs Jesus Serrano (6 rounds); Demond Brook vs Wilbert Lopez (6 rounds); Emmanuel Nieves vs Rocco Espinoza (4 Rounds) and Jeff Tabriza vs Jose Martell (4 Rounds).

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Broadway Boxing: Cruz vs Pazos

February 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Order event – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/Boxing/Broadway-Boxing-Cruz-vs-Pazos/2786

Courtesy of Vladimir Lik & ringtv.com

RYE BROOK, N.Y. – For the first time, Lou DiBella took his “Broadway Boxing” series up to Westchester County and provided a victorious homecoming for Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz.

In front of a packed ballroom, fans witnessed an exciting toe-to-toe battle between Cruz (14-0 7 knockouts) and Mexican slugger Jorge Pazos (14-8-1, 8 KOs) where both men were hurt several times in the fight.

After controlling the first round with his hand speed, Cruz dropped his guard with less than 20 seconds to go in Round 2 and was knocked down with a hard left hook by Pazos. Cruz got up but was wobbly and walked to the wrong corner at the sound of the bell.

Cruz recovered on his stool and both men came out swinging furiously in Round 3 to produce an exhilarating display of will which had traces of Round 9 of Gatti-Ward I. They both hurt one another and the tide swung back and forth multiple times. On two separate occasions Cruz wound up on the ropes covering up from a blistering onslaught from Pazos. Cruz would remain composed behind his sharp jab, however, and started coming back at Pazos and backing him up. When Pazos attempted to fire back, Cruz again jabbed his way through and ended the round by stinging Pazos in the corner.

Cruz started fast in Round 4 and gained control behind a lightning-quick jab and forced the action to the ropes, where Pazos covered up. Cruz feinted to lure Pazos to miss with a hook, which set up a left to the body and then a hard left upstairs to hurt Pazos again. Pazos again back-pedaled into the ropes and Cruz followed him with additional hard shots to the head.

Cruz’s hand speed again was the difference in Rounds 5 and 6 and Pazos’ face was worse for the wear. Each time Pazos tried to get off a combination, Cruz met him with sharp jabs which disrupted his timing and forced Pazos to cover up.

Cruz dominated the second half of the fight en route to a unanimous-decision victory: 78-73, 78-73 and 77-74.

“This was a great performance by Cruz,” said DiBella. “He really showed me a lot. He got hurt real bad and recovered to win the fight.”

Cruz admitted to being sloppy in the second round even though his corner told him to watch out for Pazos’ left hook.

Pazos agreed with the decision but felt he was inches away from an upset victory.

“He’s lucky I got him in the end of that round,” said Pazos in Spanish through an interpreter. “If I had just a few more seconds I would have stopped him.”

In the co-feature, Brooklyn’s Frank Galarza (16-0-2, 10 KOs) sent the sold-out crowd into a frenzy with a one-punch knockout of Raul Munoz (23-18-1, 16 KOs) in the first round.

Galarza came out of his corner using a stiff jab and footwork to cut the ring off. Then, with a searing right cross, Galarza stopped Munoz in his tracks. Munoz peeled over then fell to his knees, causing the referee to call an end to the fight.

“He’s a very experienced fighter,” said Galarza. “I saw the opening when he made a mistake and I got him with my power. I trained to fight all eight rounds but he gave me the opportunity.”

DiBella also believed Galarza would be tested in the fight.

“I fully expected Frank to get some rounds in tonight but he got him with a great shot,” DiBella said. “Munoz is tough and he tried to get up but he just couldn’t.”

Galarza will next appear on Showtime’s “ShoBox” series on April 10 in Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports Complex. His last appearance on the program produced a devastating, highlight-reel knockout of John Thompson in January 2014.

“This will be a big year for Frank,” DiBella said. “Depending how Frank performs on Showtime he may have a big fight after that.”

Light heavyweight Cedric Agnew (27-2, 14 KOs) lost a split decision to Samuel Clarkson (13-3, 7KOs) in a highly competitive fight. Agnew’s only other loss came at the hands of Sergey Kovalev in March 2014.

Even though Agnew dropped Clarkson in round 2 with a good body shot and then a left to the face, Clarkson recovered to put the attack back on Agnew.

They exchanged furious blows in rounds 3 and 4 before Agnew seemed to tire and Clarkson took full advantage. Two judges scored it 76-75 for Clarkson and the other scorecard had it 76-75 for Agnew.

After a two-year hiatus, Oxnard, California’s Andrew Ruiz (8-0, 4 KOs) shook off the ring rust and put on a clinic of left-hook body shots to defeat Evincii Dixon (4-5-1, 2 KOs).

Ruiz, trained by Robert Garcia, had Ruiz hurt in Rounds 2 and 3 with hard body shots but was unable to stop him.

“It was a good performance for his first fight back,” said Garcia. “Andrew is falling back in love with the sport. He will be back soon.”

The night began with Ivan Baranchyk (5-0, 4 KOs) brutally knocking out David Thomas (4-1, 1 KO) in Round 2. Thomas stayed down for 5 minutes after the referee stopped counting. Baranchyk opened January’s “Broadway Boxing” card with an equally thrilling first-round knockout of Ian James, which also had James on the canvas long after the count ended.

And in the night’s other dramatic knockout, Sergey Derevyanchenko (4-0, 3KOs) blew away Vladine Biosse (15-6-2, 7KOs) with a TKO victory at 1:42 of Round 2. Biosse had no answer for Derevyanchenko’s blistering combinations and the fight was stopped just as Biosse was about to get seriously hurt.

GFL Real Fights Presents CFFC 45 on TCN & CSN Comcast Beginning February 23

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “CFFC 45” BEGINNING FEBRUARY 23

February 20, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as CFFC presents another show stopper with CFFC 45: Stiner VS Horcher featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars along the Eastern seaboard as CFFC presents another hard-hitting event anchored by a title fight in the lightweight division!
Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC) will crown a new lightweight champion when Jordan Stiner (9-1) takes on Darrell Horcher (10-1) in the main event at CFFC 45. With a combined record of 19-2, this fight will also claim the current title of top lightweight prospect in the world as the last three CFFC lightweight champions, John Cholish, Charlie Brenneman and Paul Felder, have gone to the UFC.

Winning nine out of his first ten pro fights, Stiner heads into this contest with a lot of confidence. He is currently undefeated at lightweight and his only loss was a decision at 145-pounds to the current CFFC featherweight champion, Levan Makashvilli. After that loss, the Canton, Pennsylvania native has won three straight including a knockout victory over Mike Medrano. “My time is now to take the CFFC title,” stated Stiner. “Since moving up to lightweight, I feel like no one is going to be able to stop me from being champion. I was born to fight, this is my destiny. Horcher will be my toughest fight to date and I have nothing but respect for him as a fighter. I feel like we have been on a crash course to fight each other for some time now. We are the top two lightweights in the region and only one of us is going to be crowned. That being said, no one will stand in my way of taking the belt home. No one will want to miss this one, there will most definitely be fireworks!”

After shooting out of the gate with six stoppages in his first six fights, Horcher is putting together a more complete package as a fighter. Once known for just his knockouts, Horcher is showing other aspects of his game which includes wrestling and jiu-jitsu. Horcher has gone 3-0 since signing with CFFC and has his sights set out on CFFC gold since his promotional debut. “I want to thank CFFC for giving me an opportunity to fight for their lightweight title and to showcase my skills,” said Horcher. “Jordan Stiner is a very well rounded opponent. He’s won fights by both knockout and submission. I am excited to compete against Jordan, I think we will bring the best out in each other and put on a great fight for the fans. I approach every fight with the same game plan, to finish. That is my goal, impose my will on my opponent and fight for the finish. Fans won’t want to miss this fight, I’ve been traveling to train with some of the best in the world and I’m ready to show my skills and become CFFC Lightweight Champion.”

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, February 23 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Tuesday, February 24 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Wednesday, February 25 at 11:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, February 28 at 1:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, March 1 at 12:30am ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 45 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
2/23: CFFC 45: Stiner v Horcher (MMA)
3/2: Teams Fighting Championship 3 (MMA)
3/9: GPG 18 (MMA)
3/16: Strike Off Fighting Championships (MMA)

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.

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