Nelson to risk undefeated record against Belasco in UBF All America’s title fight this Saturday at Valley Firge Casino Resort

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (October 2, 2014)–This Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, undefeated Jr. Welterweight Naim “The Dream” Nelson (12-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Ryan Belasco (18-6-3, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE in an 8-round bout for the UBF All America’s title that will serve as the co-feature bout to a championship night of boxing promoted by King;s Promotions and Peltz Boxing.
In the main event, Frank De Alba will take on Jesse Carridine in a 8-round Jr. Lightweight bout.

“Training has been great.  I have had no injuries and I am in terrific shape.  I have trained harder for this fight than any other fight,”said Nelson.

Nelson knows that Belasco is a worthy opponent but he is prepared for the task at hand.

“Ryan brings a lot of experience.  He has more than twice the amount of fights.  He was already a pro when I started my amateur career.  He has decent skills as he can box and bang.  It should be a great test.”

With each passing win, Nelson knows that every fighter is gunning a little harder trying to put that first loss on him.

“It comes with the territory.  When you start getting to double-digit wins, you can feel guys wanting to take that zero from you.  Guys get up for you.  They train harder then they do for other fights which is great that we can bring the best out of each other.”

Nelson is looking forward to adding another belt to his trophy case that already has the Pennsylvania Lightweight title in it.

“The UBF title adds to this fight.  I have that Lightweight state title.  I plan on staying at 140 lbs. unless I can find a big fight at Lightweight.  I am just happy to be able to fight for a 2nd title where there are so many fighters that don’t even compete for any.  These are the types of things that will help me reach my ultimate goal and that is to fight for a world title.” 

Nelson finished, “I think this will be a tremendous fight.  It has been a year in the making and I know we will both lay it all on the line.  I think this fight will rival my (2012 war) with Victor Vasquez. 

Naim “the Dream” Nelson is known as one of the hardest workers in the area. He consistently takes on tough opposition and continues to win. He has only one KO on his perfect 12-0 ledger but he’s extremely strong and physical in the ring. His opponents can attest to that.
With team of trainer Rory Bussey, Strength coach James “Fink ” Edwards and new 
adviser Stephen Edwards.  Edwards is  trainer/adviser to red hot Jr. Middleweight contender Julian “Jrock Williams and up and coming prospect Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis. Nelson believes he has big things coming. If Nelson is successful in this fight he is looking to take on bigger names in the lightweight and junior welterweight divisions.


In the 8-round main event,Frank De Alba (13-1-2, 5 KO’s) of Reading, PA will take on Jesse Carradine (8-3-2, 4 KO’s) of Las Vegas in a Jr. Lightweight bout.
Shawn Sutton (0-2-1) of Norristown, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (3-3-2, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a 4-round Jr. Middleweight bout.
Christian Molina (2-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA battles Josue Rivera (2-5, 2 KO’s) in a 4-round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Travis Thompson (5-11-3, 3 KO’s) of Pottstown, PA will box Benjamin Burgos (1-8-1) of Mount Pocono, PA in a 4-round Lightweight bout

 

Belasco to finally get shot at undefeated Nelson this Saturday at Valley Forge Casino Resort

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (September 30, 2014)–This Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, an intriguing Jr. Welterweight battle will be the co-feature of a championship night boxing promoted by King’s Promotions and Peltz Boxing.
 
Undefeated Naim Nelson (12-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on battle tested veteran Ryan Belasco (18-6-3-, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE for the UBF All America’s Jr. Welterweight title.
 
This will be a shot for Belasco to get a coveted win to add to his victories over Victor Vasquez and Jesus Barbosa.
 
Belasco has been waiting for this opportunity against the undefeated Nelson for over a year as this fight was scheduled a couple of times but the fight was postponed due to injuries and family commitments.
 
“Everything is going good and I am hitting it hard.  I been in camp with Dougie Pettiford and Omar Douglas for 8 weeks.  A few fights came up but I am ready for this,” said Belasco.
 
This will be Belasco’s first fight in nearly a year since dropping a 10-round unanimous decision to Rod Salka last October 12.
 
“This fight has been brewing for a year.  We were going to fight but then Naim hurt his hand.  I took the Salka fight.  After that fight, we could have the fight again but my wife was pregnant.  I took time off to be with her so this fight has been on my radar for the last year or so.”
 
He knows that Nelson is deserving of his undefeated record.
 
“He is tough and very busy.  He has what it takes but we trained rally hard.  I have been thrown in with tough competition so I know this is a fight I can win.  As people can see by my record, I have had nothing handed to me.  People look at my record and they know I can fight.  It will be a great fight as he is busy and I don’t back down.”
 
Twice before has Belasco fought for regional titles but now he knows that this will be the fight that pushes him over the top.
 
“The UBF Title will be the icing on the cake.  I have a 6-month old daughter and that would be a nice first piece of jewelry to give her.”
 
Belasco finished by saying, “I never trash talk.  I guarantee this fight will be a firecracker.  A war at that.  I know to be a champion that you have to surround yourself with them and for this camp I did just that.”
In the 8-round Main event, Frank De Alba (13-1-2, 5 KO’s) of Reading, PA will look for his 12th straight win when he takes on Jesse Carradine (8-3-2, 4 KO’s) of Las Vegas, NV in a Super Featherweight bout.
Shawn Sutton (0-2-1) of Norristown, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (3-3-2, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a 4-round Jr. Middleweight bout.
Christian Molina (2-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA battles Josue Rivera (2-5, 2 KO’s) in a 4-round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Travis Thompson (5-11-3, 3 KO’s) of Pottstown, PA will box Benjamin Burgos (1-8-1) of Mount Pocono, PA in a 4-round Lightweight bout

Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas to take on Jose Medina in Somerset, New Jersey on October 24

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Somerset, NJ (September 30, 2014)--On Friday night, October 24, undefeated Middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas will take on veteran Jose Medina in the main event of a great night of boxing at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, New Jersey.
The scheduled 8-round bout will be the main event of a card promoted by GH3 Promotions.

Douglas of Burke, Virginia has a record of 14-0-1 been one of the most talked about Middleweight prospects in the United States. The 21-year old has quality wins over undefeated Colby Courter (4-0) and Marquis Davis (8-0-2). Douglas was impressive in scoring a sensational 2nd round stoppage over former world title challenger Luca Messi (37-9-1) on April 4 in Parsippany, New Jersey.

In his last bout, Douglas and former world title challenger Michel Soro (23-1) fought at highly contested draw in a bout that Douglas dominated over the first half of the bout.

 

That bout headlined the 200th episode of the highly acclaimed ShoBox: The New Generation series on July 25 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

 

Medina of Tilton, New Hampshire has a deceiving record of 18-15-1 with 7 knockouts.

 

Douglas with be the 9th undefeated foe that Medina will have faced.

 

The 31 year-old Medina has quality wins over Jamie Vejar (1-0), Gary Bonefant (1-0), Isaac Rodriguez (17-1), Markus Williams (7-1), & Chris Fitzpatrick (14-0).  He also held former Jr. Middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (32-2) to a draw.

 

He is coming off a 6-round majority decision defeat to Gary O’Sullivan (16-1) on June 5th

 

In the eight round co-feature, Featherweight Jorge Diaz (18-3, 10 KO’s) will see action against Jose Haro.

 

Diaz of New Brunswick, NJ will be looking for his 2nd consecutive victory after taking a 6-round unanimous decision over Ramon Ellis on July 25 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York.

 

Always in a crowd pleasing fight, Diaz has been known to take on all comers.

 

The 26 year-old has wins over Gino Escamilla (5-1-1), Yan Barthelemy (8-1), Alejandro Lopez (16-0), Jaesung Lee (10-2-1) & former world title challenger Emanuel Lucero (24-5-1).

 

Haro (8-1, 6 KO’s) of Salt Lake City, Utah won his first eight bouts.

 

The 27 year-old is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision defeat to undefeated prospect Toka Khan Clary (11-0) on June 14th in Atlantic City.
Also on the card in 6-round bouts:

 

Undefeated Super Middleweight John Magda (7-0, 6 KO’s) of Ruthorford, NJ will take on Mike Mitchell (3-4-2, 1 KO) of Paterson, NJ

 

In four round bouts:

Lightweight Bienvenido Diaz (1-0, 1 KO) of Prospect Park, NJ will battle Tim McNair (0-2) of Charlotte, NC.

 

Glenn Dezurn (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will fight an opponent to be named.

 

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

 

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

 

Caleb Hernandez of Paterson, NJ will make his pro debut against Malik Jackson (1-3-4) of Newark, NJ

 

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

 

The Ukrainian Cultural Center is located 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey

Siam Fight Productions JR Muay Thai Grand Prix Finals Review

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Siam Fight Productions returned to GFL with “Jr Muay Thai Grand Prix Finals” a stacked Muay Thai card with the top up and coming strikers from around the globe. Hosted at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona this event brought down the house and proved that Muay Thai is one of the most exciting combat sports in the world.

In the main event, Max Cruz (10-1-1) defeated Pheroeun Sok (8-4) via TKO in the fifth round in the finals of the 130lb division to become the 2014 Grand Prix Champion. Cruz used his size advantage, which was substantial, perfectly as he struck Sok from the outside and did damage with brutal knees, elbows, and punches. Sok tried to close the distance and get Cruz out of his game plan, but Cruz stayed true to what he wanted to do which was land combos from the outside and keep Sok at the end of his punches. Cruz landed strikes at will and forced several standing 8-counts for Sok throughout the fight. Finally in the fifth and final round, Cruz scored with several knees to the body that doubled Sok over. After a standing 8-count, Cruz punished Sok some more with punches and Sok was done. Unable to stand up straight and throw a punch, Sok finally fell victim to the accumulation of punishment over the fight. With the win, Cruz punched his ticket to train in Thailand with the world’s best Muay Thai fighters. A once in a life time experience that Cruz earned through hard work and victory.

In the co-main event, John Bruer defeated Bu Geon Park via decision. It was a scrappy fight as both fighters took and gave out punishment. There was a decent amount of clinch work with both fighters scoring from the trenches. Bruer showed off a stronger chin as he continued to come forward, even when Park connected with solid strikes. Bruer scored a solid combo finishing with an overhand right that dropped Park in the final round. When action resumed, Bruer connected with left hooks and even elbows that punished Park even more. Bruer got stronger as the fight went on and was able to land stiff shots that put Park on his heels.

To watch the future mega stars in one of the most vicious combat sports, tune in to Siam Fight Productions “Jr Muay Thai Grand Prix Finals” and see these young warriors chase their dreams and put in work as gladiators in the squared circle. Order this event and own it for life on video on demand, only on GFL.tv.

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De Alba looks for 12th straight win this Saturday at Valley Forge Casino Resort

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VALLEY FORGE, PA (September 29, 2014)–This Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, rising Jr. Lightweight Frank De Alba will look to win his 12th straight and try to remain unbeaten in 14 in a row when he defends the UBF All America’s Super Featherweight title against Jesse Carridine (8-3-2, 4 KO’s) of Las Vegas.
The bout will headline a 6-bout card promoted by King’s Promotions and Peltz Boxing.
De Alba of Reading, PA has a record of 13-1-2 with 5 knockouts is coming off his title winning effort when he stopped Pablo Batres in 5 rounds in Reading, PA.
De Alba has been working very hard at the King’s Boxing Gym for the better part of two months.
“Everything is good.  I have been training 8 hard weeks and I am excited for Saturday to come,” said De Alba.
He knows he will be tested by Carradine, who has fought top competition.
Carrainde is a tall (listed at 5’10″) Super Featherweight.  He has fought great guys and his only losses are to current world champion Ecgeny Gradovich and top-undefeated prospects Omar Douglas and Karl Dargan.  I know I can not take him lightly.”
De Alba has been hitting harder in recent fights and he credits to some things in the gym that he has been working on.
“I am sitting on my punches more.  I know that I have power.  I do not go in there looking for a knockout but I am have been working on siting on my punches more.  So if it comes, it come.”
With this current streak, the 27 year-old, who was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico knows that the biggest fights are going to come sooner rather than later.
“Hopefully I can get this win and I know bigger names and opportunities will come.  This fight will put me one step closer.  I have been working very hard.  This is the hardest I have worked.  I am ready for 8 hard rounds and whatever my opponent brings.”, finished De Alba.
In the 8-round co-feature, undefeated Naim Nelson (12-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Ryan Belasco (18-6-3, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE in a battle for UBF All America’s Jr. Welterweight title.
Jon Bolden (6-9, 5 KO’s) will take on an opponent to be announced in a 6-round Heavyweight bout.
Shawn Sutton (0-2-1) of Norristown, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (3-3-2, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a 4-round Jr. Middleweight bout.
Christian Molina (2-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA battles Josue Rivera (2-5, 2 KO’s) in a 4-round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Travis Thompson (5-11-3, 3 KO’s) of Pottstown, PA will box Benjamin Burgos (1-8-1) of Mount Pocono, PA in a 4-round Lightweight bout

WFC 28 Review

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Hard hitting MMA and Muay Thai action returned as WFC presented “WFC 28″ from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada live on the GFL Combat Sports Network. WFC events are premier MMA shows, promoted across the United States as a proving ground for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This huge card featured several up and coming fighters from the region along with multiple title fights.

In the main event, for the vacant WFC Middleweight Title, Byron Cragg (4-0) defeated Jumoke Hunter (0-1) via triangle choke in the third round. In the first round, it was all striking with Cragg scoring with leg kicks and knees while Hunter managed to bust open Cragg on the forehead with an overhand right. The cut turned into a swollen knot but Cragg showed no signs of it interfering with his fight. Round two was more of the same as he used his reach advantage to continue to score with leg kicks and strikes from the outside. Hunter answered with left-right combos with his fists as he was able to find his mark. Hunter got a takedown in the corner and worked from inside of Cragg’s guard in the corner of the ring until the bell sounded. In the third round, Cragg scored with a right hand that wobbled Hunter and they both went down to the ground where Cragg isolated an arm of Hunter then moved to a triangle choke and got the tapout and with it, the title.

In the co-main event, for the WFC 147 lb Muay Thai Title, John Cabrido (7-2) defeated Willy Wipple (8-5) via unanimous decision after 5 tough rounds to win the title. Cabrido used an aggressive style to dictate the pace, particularly as the fight wore on, and score with punches to the body as well as leg kicks that found their mark. Wipple fired back with hooks and uppercuts, but the volume striking of Cabrido was too much to overcome as he would throw combo after combo. Cabrido damaged the leg of Wipple and it was evident that those strikes took their toll and wore down Whipple and made him an easy target for some of Cabrido’s punches and kicks in the championship rounds.

The WFC Featherweight Championship was up for grabs when Champion Hernan Avila (8-1) defeated Jeremy Caudillo (7-4) via TKO in the first round to retain his title. Avila scored two big leg kicks in the early going then followed up with a nice hook to the jaw. Avila got a takedown, ended up in mount and began to unload with punches. The ref stepped in to stop the fight as Avila defended his title in impressive fashion against a tough challenger.

MMA and Muay Thai on GFL delivered again! Be sure to catch all of the action on video on demand as WFC presents “WFC 28″ exclusively at GFL.tv.

Clash of the Cruiserweights Review

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WBC challenger Grigory Drozd (39-1, 27 KOs) did a good job of outworking World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (49-3-1, 35 KOs) on Saturday night to beat him by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia.

Wlodarczyk was waiting too long to let his shots off in each round, and this enabled the much busier Drozd to win rounds based on being busier.

In the past, Wlodarczyk was able to win many of his fights simply by overpowering his busier opponents, but that didn’t work tonight. Drozd was able to take the best shots from Wlodarczyk and keep coming forward to land his own punches. Wlodarczyk was knocked down in the 8th round. Drozd did a good job of shutting Wlodarczyk down in the last half of the fight when he was trying hard to score a knockout.

Wlodarczyk kept the pressure on Drozd, but his single shots weren’t able to bring him back into the fight. He needed to let his hands go by throwing multiple combinations to have had a chance to score a knockout, and that just wasnâ??t happening. Wlodarczyk’s stamina issues kept him from being able to throw enough punches to make himself competitive in the fight, especially down the stretch run when he needed to make up a lot of rounds.

The judges scored it 118-109, 119-108, 119-108.

WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (26-2, 20 KOs) knocked challenger Pawel “Harnas” Kolodziej (33-1, 18 KOs) with a single shot in the 2nd round to win by a 2nd round knockout. Lebedev hit Kolodziej with a perfectly placed left hand to the head that put him down on the canvas. Kolodziej got back to his feet but the fight was stopped by the referee anyway after he got a look at Kolodziej’s condition.

Lebedev looked like lion in there in chasing down the timid looking Kolodziej. It wasn’t a competitive fight right from the start as Kolodziej looked out of his element.

Rumble on the River Review

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Report by “Bad” Brad Berkwitt & ringsidereport.com

Last night in front of the thousands of boxing fans that were in attendance at the OKC Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City many former champions got badly needed wins to kick start their boxing careers again. The “Rumble on The River” promoted by Ivaylo Gotzev and his Epic Sports and Entertainment company put on a seven bout professional card that had the fans leaving the fights excited for the next boxing card to come to OKC.

In the mainevent, former WBC Welterweight & WBA Welterweight Champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga, 30-8-1, 24 KOs was coming off a 3 1/2 year layoff which showed in his weight being 171 LBS, but easily defeated a very scared Allen Medina, 9-24-1, 1KO by TKO in the first round. Medina was outclassed from the opening bell and could not mount any attack against Mayorga in their middleweight bout.

In the co-main event, former IBF Light Middleweight Champion Luis “Yory Boy” Campas, 103-17-3, 79 KOs defeated a very game and tough Julio Ceasar Lanzas, 8-20-6, 1KO by a six round unanimous decision. Scores were as follows: 60-54 and 59-55 (twice) in their middleweight bout.

Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter, 35-5, 28 KOs made his ring return, after an almost 3 1/2 year layoff from boxing, which truly showed, when he entered the ring, weighing 291 LBS. Peter’s opponent, Ron Aubrey, 12-4-1, 4 KOs had no business in the ring with Peter and at 2:34 of round one, that point was proven when Aubrey, was TKO’ed by “The Nigerian Nightmare”.

Former season two winner of The Contender Show, Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer, 32-19, 16 KO’s faced Said Ouali, 29-5, 21 KO’s with Brewer pulling out a unanimous decision in their junior middleweight bout. Scores were as follows: 60-54, 59-54 and 58-56. RSR had it scored 58-56 for Brewer.

In other bouts:

Fan favorite and the fighter who got the most cheers of the night, Juan Alejandro Saucedo, 15-0, 11KOs made short work of the shorter Miguel Alvarez, 4-12-1, 3 KOs when he stopped him with a flurry of punches at :31 seconds of the second round, winning by TKO in the welterweight bout.

Carson Jones, 36-10-3, 26 KOs stopped Shannon Miller, 25-53-8, 18 KOs at 2:34 of the 3rd round with a body shot in their middleweight bout.

In the opening bout, junior middleweight Cody Crowley, 3-0, 2 KOs defeated Anthony Hill, 1-1 by a six round unanimous decision. The scores were as follows: 60-53 and 59-54 (twice).

The Oklahoma Boxing Commissioner Joe Miller, and his team did an outstanding job throughout the entire fightcard.

Star Boxing Rockin’ Fights 15 Review

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Before another packed house on Friday, Sept. 19th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, undefeated, fast rising, Jr. Welterweight prospect Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (14-0 11KOs Long Island, NY), blasted out spoiler Ramesis Gil with a sensational one punch knockout in the 2nd round of a scheduled 10 round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Both fighters came out aggressively in the first round with each scoring

hard shots and little to choose between them. The 2nd round began with Seldin stalking Gil (8-9-5 5KOs Santo Domingo, DR) backing him up. Seldin beat Gil to the punch and landed a thunderous right hand on Gil’s chin. Gil crumpled to the mat and was counted out giving Seldin his 11th KO in 14 fights.

The semi final 8 round Lightweight bout saw previously undefeated Alan Gotay (8-1 4KOs Huntington, NY) lose a shocking, upset decision to Hector Marengo.

This was your classic Boxer-Puncher match that saw Gotay constantly pressuring the moving Marengo throughout the fight. Marengo countered Gotays charges with sharp punches and scored a highly questionable knockdown in the 4th round that Gotay was dominating and in all likelihood was the deciding factor in the fight. The action was fast paced over the 8 rounds and the final scores were 78-73, 77-75, 76-75 all for Marengo (7-8-4 4KOs Arecibo, PR).

Undefeated Romanian Heavyweight Constantin Bejenaru (6-0 3KOs Catskill, NY) scored a convincing one sided victory over Tyyab Beale (9-6-1 3KOs Newark, NJ) in an action packed exciting 6 round Heavyweight bout. Bejenaru was the busier of the two often landing huge blows that had the crowd oohing and ahhing. Bejenaru scored a knockdown in the 6th round that sealed the victory 60-54 on all three cards.

In an all out war local Jr. Welterweight Anthony Karperis (8-1 3KOs Hicksville, NY) scored a split decision victory over battle tested Jose Valderrama (4-8 3KOs Arecibo, PR). These two young fighters went at it from the first bell standing toe to toe exchanging blows. The 2nd round was a classic round as Valderrama hurt Karperis early in the round with a straight right hand but then walked into the same punch thrown by Karperis which badly hurt him. Karperis jumped all over Valderrama looking for the early finish but Valderrama hung in there and had Karperis backing up at the end of the round as the packed house were on their feet cheering.

Valderrama scored a knockdown of Karperis in the 4th round with a beautifully thrown right hand but Karperis battled back as he had Valderrama pinned in the corner as the bell sounded to end the round. Two judges had it 57-56 for Karperis while the 3rd judge favored Valderrama by the same score.

Local favorite John Hernandez (1-01KO Huntington, NY) thrilled his large throng of fans by scoring an exciting TKO at the end of the 1stround over Dwayne Holman (1-3 Monclair, NJ) in a scheduled 4 round Lightweight match. After a thrilling first round between these two young fighters, Holman was forced to retire at the end of the end due to an eye and nose injury.

The opening bout saw Ahmed Tuba (2-3 Israel) upset Courtney Penninton (7-2-1 4KOs Brooklyn, NY) in a 4 round Middleweight bout by unanimous decision 40-36 on two cards and 39-37 on the third card.

The bouts were presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing who have turned The Paramount in Huntington, NY into quite possibly the best fight club in the US.

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International Fight Night Review

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New York, NY (9/23/14) – On Saturday, September 20, Brooklyn fan favorite junior middleweight Frank Galarza remained unbeaten while headlining an exciting night of action promoted by New Legend Boxing, at Resorts World Casino, in Jamaica, NY. Both junior middleweight Alantez Fox and featherweight Danny Aquino were also successful in comeback fights on the undercard. All three dynamic prospects are co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing.

Facing the awkward Jonathan Batista, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in an eight-round contest, Galarza, 153, started off by patiently stalking his foe over the first two frames. In the third, the Brooklynite picked up the pace, digging to the body. Trapping Batista, 152, in his own corner, Galarza landed a powerful left hook downstairs to drop him to a knee. From then on, the hometowner was in complete control, while Batista grew increasingly frustrated, resorting to dirty tactics. Referee Harvey Dock deducted a point from Batista in round four for hitting behind the head and ultimately had to disqualify him at 0:45 of the fifth frame for repeated infractions. With the loss, Batista’s record fell to 14-4 (7 KOs). World ranked by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and now 15-0-2 (9 KOs), the charismatic and talented Galarza is on the rise and poised for stardom.

“It felt great to fight in front of my hometown fans again,” said Galarza. “This was my sixth fight at Resorts in Queens, and my fan base continues to grow. I have people coming to see me from all over, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, wherever. I must be doing something right. I felt good in there against Batista, but I was a little too anxious to knock him out. I was looking for that one big punch, but then I adjusted and began to break him down. Batista started getting a little dirty, but I kept my composure. Whether he was disqualified or not, it didn’t matter. He was going to get knocked out eventually. I got the win and that’s what matters. Now, it’s back to training and I’m just looking forward to the next fight.”

Former Galarza rival and now promotional stable mate Alantez Fox, 157, of Forestville, MD, returned to the ring following a 53-week absence while sorting out managerial issues. Shaking off the ring rust against the upset-minded Jonathan Garcia, 156, of Cerro Gordo, Puerto Rico, the 6’5″ Fox established a distance early on with his long jab and superior reach. Garcia did his best to close the gap, winging hooks to the midsection. By the middle rounds, Fox did fight in close quarters to Garcia’s advantage on occasion. However, he wisely switched tactics to focus on straight punches to ward off his opponent’s advances. As Garcia tired down the stretch, Fox used right hook pot shots to keep him at bay. Punctuating the fight by pinning Garcia against the ropes with flurries, Fox earned a unanimous six-round decision on tallies of 60-54, and 59-55 twice, to improve to 13-0-1 (4 KOs).

“Having been off for so long, I was kind of nervous excited going into the fight,” said Fox. “Garcia was real durable, a tough guy and he landed some good shots on me. I was working on my patience and picking my shots in there. I did feel a bit rusty, but once I got into my groove, the fight wasn’t too challenging. I’ll be back in the gym by next week and would love to stay active and fight again in the next few months.”

Mexican featherweight Danny Aquino, from Meriden, Conn., ended an 18-month layoff to secure a six-round majority decision victory in what was a wild shootout against the very game local Dominican Jhovanny Collado, of Jamaica, Queens. From the opening bell, Aquino, 122, displayed relentless pressure and pure aggression as he swarmed Collado, 124, who was more than willing to return fire. Working his way inside with combinations to the body and landing his overhand right upstairs, Aquino dominated much of the action. However, he survived a scare in round four when Collado caught him coming in to drop him twice. Fighting on instinct, Aquino managed to hurt his adversary by round’s end. The pair never let up for the remainder of the contest, often bringing the raucous crowd to their feet. Scorecards read 57-55 twice, and 56-56, to award Aquino the verdict. At 16-2 (10 KOs), Aquino is an all-action brawler looking to work his way back into the world rankings.

“It felt good to come back,” said Aquino, “but I never expected to end up on the floor like that in the fourth round. I just dropped my hands a little bit, got careless and he caught me with one of his wild hooks, but I got up and did what I had to do to win. I boxed a little bit in the fifth to clear my head and was fine by the last round. Other than that one round, I knew I was in control and winning the fight. Whatever DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing think is good for me next, I’ll take. I will fight anybody.”

“It was great to see Fox and Aquino back in the ring after such a long layoff,” said Felipe Gomez, of New Legend Boxing. “I think both fighters demonstrated that they are ready to step it up and take on bigger fights. Galarza’s fan base turned out in full force to watch him break down a tough veteran in Batista with body shots. I believe Galarza has what it takes to be in the mix for a title fight in the near future. All three of these fighters are exciting to watch and worthy of televised fights.”

“Galarza is definitely ready to take the next step toward becoming a contender. He truly has the talent and the personality to become a major star in boxing,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “It was great to see Fox and Aquino get back into the ring and shake off the cobwebs with impressive victories. Both fighters have a lot of potential and we will work hard to get them the best possible opportunities.”

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