GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Hometown Takeover Beginning December 1 on TCN & CSN Comcast

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “HOMETOWN TAKEOVER CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING” BEGINNING DECEMBER 1
November 25, 2014
GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as All In Entertainment presents Hometown Takeover featuring a full lineup of fights, emanating from the historic Dar Constitution Hall and Casino in Washington, DC. This event will showcase some of the top up and coming boxers along the Eastern seaboard.
The landmark event will feature the long awaited return of undefeated WBC Youth Welterweight Champion and Washington, D.C. Native, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (23-0, 12KOs) squaring off against Michael Clark of Columbus, Ohio.
Hernandez-Harrison is looking forward to getting back in the ring following an ankle injury that postponed the bout. “I am excited by the chance to fight in my hometown and am grateful to all the fans and my team for their continued support,” said Dusty. Buddy Harrison, Hernandez-Harrison’s father and trainer added, “This was Dusty’s first injury as a professional. He is 100% healthy and ready to go and we are looking forward to the large DMV crowd.”
Jeff Fried of All In Entertainment continues the development and promotion of Hernandez-Harrison’s ring education and even treats the injury and bout postponement as part of Dusty’s development. “Nobody wants to get injured; although at the professional sports level the manner in which an athlete mentally and physically prepares following an injury is a learning phase in and of itself.”
The boxing card will also feature undefeated middleweight Jarrett Hurd (12-0, 7 KOs), among other exciting boxers from the DMV.
Other boxers on the card include Mykal Fox (3-0, 1 KO), Brandon Quarles (13-3-1, 5 KOs), Dwayne McRae (14-3, 8 KOs) and more!
Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, December 1 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, December 5 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Saturday, December 6 at 3:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, December 6 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Sunday, December 7 at 5:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, December 4 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, December 7 at 4:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Hometown Takeover Championship Boxing 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
12/1: Hometown Takeover Championship Boxing (boxing)
12/8: Greg Cohen Boxing (boxing)
12/15: Battle of the States (boxing)
12/22: Broadway Boxing: Hardy v Hoy (boxing)
12/29: 5-on-5-Team-Fighting-Championship (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.

It’s official: Pascal taking on Bolonti; Hyppolite, Butler & Ulysse on PPV undercard

November 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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MONTREAL (Nov. 25, 2014) — Jean Bédard, the president of InterBox, announced
that the NABF Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan’s team. Boxing fans will also be thrilled by the undercard, which features locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 K-.O.), Steven Butler (8- 0-0, 7 K-.O) and Ulysse Jr (4-0-0, 3 K-.O), among others.

Early on in the re-negotiations, InterBox inquired about Bolonti’s interest in going up against Pascal, so Bolonti’s team has been ready from the beginning – only awaiting a positive response from InterBox. The Argentinian, who has been training hard for the last two months, is motivated and looking forward to taking on the considerable challenge.

“There comes a time when negotiations have to stop and you’ve got to move forward. Pascal versus Bolonti was a scenario we’d already considered, and we think it’s the right one. Plus, it’s important for Jean Pascal to fight so he can direct his career,” Bédard explained.

“This time, I was lucky to have a good, long-term training camp for combat outside Argentina,” Bolanti said. “It would have been a shame not to have the opportunity to fight. Although his style is different than Bute’s, Pascal is just as big a challenge for me.”

So, these two fighters who were going to be in the ring with other opponents on the same evening, will – in the end – fight each other in a grand finale at the Bell Centre. Though they lost their respective adversaries, Pascal and Bolonti are both eager to win. Roberto ‘the Beast’ Bolonti comes into the fight with imposing record: 35 wins including 24 by knockout.

A striking undercard

Steven Butler vs. TBA
Never having been beaten, Steven ‘Bang-Bang’ Butler (8-0, 7 KOs) is definitely a rising star in the boxing world. This former Canadian senior champion, who will be in the ninth fight of his career, has been pretty busy since he started professional boxing on March 28 of this year.

Shiller Hyppolite vs. Norbert Nemesapati
‘Batman’ had to pass on his fight scheduled for November 21 in Sorel-Tracy, as his adversary bowed out. Now Montrealers have a chance to see him strut his stuff in the ring; this time against Norbert Nemesapati (15-1, 14 KOs). Shiller has also made it clear he’s gunning to take on Bolonti soon.

Joel Diaz Jr vs. Pedro Navarrete
The protégé of the Jean Pascal Promotions stable, Joel Diaz Jr (17-0, 13 KOs), will weigh-in on Canadiens’ territory for the first time, against Mexico’s Pedro Navarrete (28-19-3, 17 KOs).

Bogdan Dinu vs. Mickael Vieira
The scion of Stéphan Larouche and InterBox, now settled in Montréal with his family, will be concentrating on keeping his perfect record when he goes up against Frenchman Mickael Vieira (14-4, 7 KOs).

Ulysse Jr vs. Lukasz Janik
Poland’s Lukasz Janik (12-7-1, 6 K-O.), having already gone up against Jo Jo Dan, will be fighting the so-far-unbeaten boxer known for his lightning fists: Ulysse Jr (4-0, 3 KOs).

Zewski
InterBox is currently awaiting confirmation that Mikaël Zweski will be at the Bell Centre on December 6, rather than in Vegas.

Tickets on sale
Tickets for the December 6, 2014 boxing gala are available at www.evenko.ca; by phone at 1-855-310-2525 or at the Club de Boxe Champion 514.376.0980.

PPV in North America

The Canadian light heavyweight doubleheader card is also being distributed in the United Statesby Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 8:00 p.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.

The Dec. 6 card in Montreal, featuring Bute and Pascal in co-main events, will be available on a pay-per-view basis in Canada on Indigo and Bell in French and English, as well as via Rogers, Shaw and Sask-Tel in English only.

For additional information please visit www.IntegratedSportsnet.com or www.InterBox.ca, follow on Twitter @IntegratedPPV @InterBoxCA @InterBoxBute @JeanPascalChamp.
ABOUT INTEGRATED SPORTS MEDIA: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events has presented World Championship and world-class boxing matches featuring Gennady Golovkin, Carl Froch, Erik Morales, Vitali Klitschko, Ricky Hatton, Cristian Mijares, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Tomasz Adamek, Paulie Malignaggi, Ivan Calderon, Rocky Martinez, Nicolai Valuev, Amir Khan, Marco Antonio Barrera, Arthur Abraham, David Haye, John Ruiz, Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr., Brian Viloria, Giovani Segura and Ruslan Chagaev, as well as World Championship and world-class mixed martial arts shows featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Mirko Filipovic, Bob Sapp, Jeff Monson and Roy Nelson, in addition to In addition, Integrated Sports Media has distributed numerous International soccer matches featuring teams like Real Madrid, Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador and the USA. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com or follow on Twitter @IntegratedPPV.

ABOUT INTERBOX: InterBox was founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1997 and acquired by Groupe Sportscene in 2004. InterBox is internationally recognized as one of the most respected boxing organizations in Quebec and throughout the World. InterBox’s main objective is to organize top quality events, both locally and internationally. InterBox’s success is due in large part to a growing pool of elite athletes and top quality trainers to support them and their ascension to the elite. InterBox promotes, produces and presents first quality events on a regular basis thanks to the very important corporate sponsors Videotron, the Cage-aux-Sports restaurant chain, Coors Light and Mise-O-Jeau.

CONTACTS:
Doug Jacobs, Integrated Sports Media, 201.610.1500, doug@integratedsportsnet.com, @IntegratedPPV
Bob Trieger, Full Court Press, 978.664.4482, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist

Champs at the Chase – Round Two Review

November 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of John DiSanto and PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philly southpaw Ray Robinson continued his impressive climb up the welterweight rankings with a sharp and emphatic TKO victory over Daniel Sostre Friday night in the main event at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE. Robinson used an aggressive body attack to set up the win that earned him the WBO-NABO regional welterweight crown after Sostre retired in his corner after round six.

Robinson won every round of the fight, mixing his pointed right jab, lashing left hands and that ever-constant body abuse to chip away at Sostre in a fight that was never in doubt. A hard right at the end of the second hurt Sostre. In the following round, Robinson dropped an off-balance Sostre to the floor.

This trip to the canvas seemed to invigorate Sostre, a Puerto Rican native fighting out of New York. He traded with Ray in the fourth round, and landed his share. However he never came close to gaining control. Everything Sostre threw, Robinson managed to better.

Around this time in the fight, Robinson doubled-down his focus to the body and it quickly brought him benefits. Although Sostre remained feisty over the next two rounds, Robinson’s thudding body blows slowed down Daniel considerably. Ringsiders could see the discomfort on Sostre’s face as the attack continued and he squirmed against the ropes. Although he kept fighting, Sostre was beginning to reconsider things which each new body blow.

Robinson kept punching away and followed every instruction shouted by his trainer Bozy Ennis, to the letter. When Ray relaxed his body attack, Bozy called for more, and Robinson picked up his pace. With Ennis barking from the corner, Robinson blasted away downstairs until the bell ended the sixth and prevented him from finishing a quickly fading Sostre.

Seconds later, when Sostre returned to his corner, the fight was stopped before the seventh round started. Enough was enough.

This was a rematch between the pair who met long ago at the start of their careers. That original fight went the four round distance. Robinson won again this time, but now seven years later, he was in a totally different class.

The victory raised his record to 19-2, 9 KOs. It was his eighth consecutive win, and the WBO-NABA belt he added, was the fifth state or regional title in his collection. Sostre went home with a 13-10-1, 5 KOs record. It was his fourth loss by stoppage.

Robinson looks more than ready to compete at the next level. Let’s hope the pace of his often frustrating career – with all its injuries, business issues, and difficulty cornering significant opponents – picks up steam with this nice win.

In the scheduled 10-round cruiserweight co-feature, Alex Guerrero won a bloody bout against Philly’s Tony Ferrante to claim the vacant NABA title. Ferrante won the first round, but as the fight unfolded, Guerrero, of Salisbury, MD, was just too big and too athletic for the fearless Ferrante, and ultimately butchered him in an 8-round stoppage.

Beginning in round two, Guerrero established his superiority by setting the pace with his long and effective jab, and slowly chopping away at Ferrante’s constitution. Ferrante kept his hopes alive with his occasional bombs, but he never could stop Guerrero’s momentum in the fight.

Before long, Ferrante’s face began telling the story of the fight. It started with a couple of small bruises around his eyes and a general reddening of his face. Eventually there was blood smeared everywhere. No cut was obvious, so this early blood must have been coming from his nose or mouth.

Guerrero continued to land while Ferrante tried to get under his skin with taunts and other verbal abuse. To his credit, Guerrero just kept working and let the damage that his punches were doing carry the fight to its inevitable ending.

Just before the bell ended round six, Guerrero jolted Ferrante with a harsh right that sent the Philadelphian sprawling down, tangled halfway through the ropes. Ferrante got to his feet, but he was clearly hurt and looked shaky as he staggered to his corner.

The fight went on and Guerrero returned to his well-working script. In rounds seven and eight Guerrero’s punches began breaking Ferrante’s flesh and blood was everywhere. It came from cuts over his swelling eyes, from his battered nose, and leaked from his mouth. Ferrante did his best to turn the tables, but his return punches began fading in strength and frequency.

When Ferrante returned to his corner after round eight, the ringside doctor called referee Shawn Clark over and asked him to stop the fight. Ferrante didn’t like the call, but he must have felt relieved.

The result went in the books as a TKO at 3:00 of round eight.

Guerrero extended his unbeaten streak to 12-0-1, 6 KOs. Ferrante was coming off last month’s impressive KO of tough Venroy July, but that was his only win in a seven fight stretch that included tonight’s loss. His record falls to 13-7, 8 KOs.

Cecil McCalla remained undefeated and stretched that streak to 20-0 with a quick win over Francisco Reza in a scheduled 8-rounder. The Randallstown, MD fighter jumped out at the opening bell and dropped his Mexican foe twice in the first. Both knockdowns came from a volley of punches, but in both cases a blistering left hook by McCalla did the most damage.

As Reza fell for the second time along the ropes, referee Vic de Wysocki stopped the fight. McCalla needed just 47 seconds to grab his 20th victory (7 by KO). Reza slid to 13-11, 10 KOs. It was his 7th loss by knockout.

Indiana lightweight Antoine Knight stepped into his fight with Delaware local Joey Tiberi at the last minute, and appeared poised to issue the fan favorite a surprise. He rocked Tiberi with a left hook during the first three minutes, but by the end of the round, Tiberi had fully warmed up and was tossing plenty of leather himself. The first featured plenty of two-way action, and by the end of the round, Tiberi had gained control of the bout.

In round two, Knight rebooted and began building another early lead. However once again, Tiberi stormed back with his crowd-pleasing brawling, and marked Knight’s eye before the bell. The fighters butted heads in the third, and Tiberi came away with a nasty cut that streamed for the rest of the fight. Tiberi wobbled Knight just before the bell, and cruised through the final round to claim a solid – although difficult – points win.

All three judges, Brian Costello, Anthony Dean and Mark D’Attilio, scored the bout 40-36 for Tiberi, 13-2, 6 KOs. Knight, who won the first round on my card, fell to 3-12, 1 KO, but offered the house fighter a good scrap, at least for three rounds.

In an unruly cruiserweight fight, Lamont Singletary, Dover, DE, dished a systematic beating to an over-matched but gutsy Brian “Wildman” Donohue of Philadelphia. Singletary used a potent body attack to wear down Donohue, but the Philly Wildman kept surging forward, regardless of the punches that came crashing into his face.

In round three, Singletary hurt Donohue with a vicious right uppercut and then again later with a hard overhand right. But Donohue kept coming, hoping to land a punch that would turn the fight around. In the 4th round, Singletary was firing away comfortably with Donohue tiring badly when referee Shawn Clark stepped in to mercifully end the contest a little earlier than scheduled. The time was 1:44 of round four.

Always ready for more, Donohue, 3-11-2, was outraged with the stoppage. Singletary improved to 7-1 with 4 KOs.

Wilmington cruiserweight David Murray battered a stamina-challenged Jihad St. John in their scheduled 4-rounder. Murray repeatedly landed his power shots against St. John from the start, and it didn’t take long for the Canton, Ohio fighter to start wearing down.

As early as round one, St. John, who was making his professional debut, was huffing and puffing with his mouth wide open, gasping for breath. As the fight continued, Jihad, either accidentally or as a tactic to gain rest, began losing his mouthpiece during the action.

Referee Vic de Wysocki repeatedly paused the fight to have the fallen mouthpiece rinsed and reinserted, but each time he did he offered a sterner warning to St. John.

By round three, exhausted and behind on the cards, St. John spit the mouthpiece once again. Ref de Wysocki repeated his routine, but this time he issued a penalty point. Moments later it happened again, and the referee took another point. Finally when the mouthpiece hit the canvas for the third time in the round, de Wysocki halted the fight and awarded the TKO victory to Murray. It wasn’t exactly the three knockdown rule, but it was close enough.

The time of the finish was 2:49 of the 4th and final round. Murray improved to 2-1, 2 KOs. For St, John it was a disastrous pro debut.

The breezy-paced show attracted a solid crowd of about 1,000, and was the second offering from Champs Promotions, a Delaware group led by former world title challenger Dave Tiberi.

Victory VII – Muay Thai and Amateur MMA Review

November 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of Kyle Carroll & mymmanews.com

History was made at the Garden Friday night when Victory Combat Sports invaded the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Victory Combat Sports Victory 7 event Friday night was the first ever MMA event to take place at Madison Square Garden. Over 3,800 roaring fans supporting their fighters as they went to war. Victory Combat Sports put on a terrific show featuring 20 amateur MMA and Muay Thai fights.

The fights took place inside a ring that nearly had everything a fan would want to see all jammed packed into one night. There were submissions, knockouts, draws, decision victories, and an incredible amount of action. Fans couldn’t get enough action as they were pulled out of their seats cheering.

Thomas Doyle and Mike Kelly made history as they were the first ever MMA fight to take place inside Madison Square Garden. The bout wasted little time for the fighters to engage in combat. Kelly handled Doyle in the first round with a takedown and top control. Doyle took the back of Kelly and sunk in a Rear Naked Choke that would force Kelly to tap out. Doyle won the first MMA fight ever at MSG by a Rear Naked Choke in round 1 at 1:45.

The second bout of the evening was an exciting one as Ibrahim Farag slammed Chris Borders through three rounds of the amateur fight. In the first round Farag scored a big head kick then took down Borders. After taking his back he went to work. Borders was taking a pounding on bottom as he fought off a submission attack and suffered a great amount of ground and pound. The highlight of the round was the belly-to-back suplex that had the fans screaming in excitement.

Farag took Borders for a ride twice with huge back suplex. Borders’ face was pouring blood out like a faucet through three rounds. After giving up takedown after takedown throughout the fight, Borders survived the submission attacks and managed to last until the final bell. Farag defeated Borders by unanimous decision.

In another exciting amateur bout, Eric Taylor of Kai Next Level MMA NYC displayed excellent grappling skills and tremendous power as he defeated Bernie Cano of UFC Gym NYC. Taylor went for a takedown early in the fight and after a scramble Cano found himself in top position. Taylor locked in a tight triangle. In an attempt to escape, Cano pulled a rookie mistake of slamming someone whom has him locked in a triangle. After slamming Taylor, Cano made the triangle even tighter and Taylor went to work with hammer fists from his back. Taylor clobbered Cano from his back until the UFC Gym NYC fighter was out cold and the referee stopped the bout. Taylor earned the exciting TKO victory in the first round at 2:21.

Chike Obi and Ariel Abreu put on a thrilling fight for the fans at MSG. These two amateur MMA fighters displayed strong takedowns, solid grappling skills and heavy power punches. Obi came out early scoring a fast takedown. Abreu then scored a takedown of his own and transitioned into full-mount. Obi then reversed his opponent with a roll to take top guard. The round ended with Obi in half guard landing punches.

Round two continued with the great action as Abreu scored a slam to a takedown, moving into side control. Obi gained top and side control where he landed knees to the body from side control. A couple more roll reversals have Abreu inside control then Obi in guard on top. They would continue to wrestle around until the end of the second round.

In the third round the power of Obi showed as he landed a solid left jab ad a flush left hook to knock out Abreu at 0:14. Obi won an exciting fight over Abreu by knockout in the third round at :14.

Katalina “Kick-Kat” Morales did exactly what she told My MMA News reporter Kyle Carroll before the fights. “There will be fireworks” Morales said. “Fireworks” is what happened when Morales stepped into the ring. Morales appeared to be unstoppable as she attacked Victoria Makarova in the opening moments of the round with a few strikes and a strong takedown.

Morales another product of Kai Next Level MMA NYC scored the hard blast double taking the top position. After Makarova stood back up, Morales took her down once again. From side control she looked for a Kumora. After not being able to finish her opponent with the submission attempt, she went from full mount, where she landed several strikes, to quickly transitioning into a nasty Arm Bar. She earned the submission victory in the first round at 2:03.

Morales is a talented young woman with solid grappling skills and a strong frame. She will be a tough opponent for any foe that steps into the cage against her. Keep an eye on her, as she has a bright future in MMA ahead of her.

In the eighteenth fight of the night, Chad Hernandez battled Anthony Giacchina in a three round war. A fast start to the fight, both fighters showed strong takedown defense early. Giacchina finally earned a takedown and slid into butter guard and eventually back to their feet where they exchanged fists as the round ended.

The second round was full of knees, hard power punches, and another takedown. The two put together an action packed fight that the fans absolutely loved. After three rounds of back and forth action, the bout went to the judges score cards. All three judges saw it as a unanimous decision in favor of Giacchina.

Victory Combat Sports Victory 7 was a historical event with an action packed fight card of amateur MMA and Muay Thai fights. Visit their website for information about their upcoming events.

The full fight card results below.
Thomas Doyle def. Mike Kelly via Rear Naked Choke in Round 1 at 1:45.
Ibrahim Farag def. Chris Borders via Unanimous Decision.
Juan Cortez def. Sam Santiago via TKO in Round 2.
Adam Pakiela def. Hassan Hope via Arm Bar Submission in Round 2 at 1:14.
Stephen Pritchett def. Riko Rivera via Rear Naked Choke in Round 1 at 2:25.
Will Watson def. Chanon Kuldraree via Major Decision.
Gianna Smith def. Gabi Maxwell via Unanimous Decision.
Codie Payne def. Adam Amro via Major Decision.
Eric Taylor def. Bernie Cano via TKO in Round 1 at 2:21.
Jason Van Oijen vs. Paul Banasiak via DRAW.
Jessica Cavagnaro def. Nicole Richiusa via Unanimous Decision.
Chike Obi def. Ariel Abreu via KO in Round 3 at :14.
Erick Castro def. Nick Haines via Unanimous Decision.
Katalina Morales def. Victoria Makarova via Arm Bar Submission in Round 1 at 2:03.
NJ Mac def. Carlos Nunez via Unanimous Decision.
Aaron Sifflet def. Yuting Hong via Arm Bar Submission in Round 1 at 1:11.
Pawel Zawistowski def. Manny Casais via Unanimous Decision.
Anthony Giacchina def. Chad Hernandez via Unanimous Decision.
Ulbino Guzman vs. Stephane Smarthe – DRAW.
Chris Kwiatkowski def. Spencer Grekoski via KO in Round 2.

Undefeated Lightweight Sultahn Staton to take on Ramon Ellis this Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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For Immediate Release

VALLEY FORGE, PA (November 21, 2014)–Tomorrow night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, undefeated Lightweight Sultahn Staton will take on veteran Ramon Ellis as part of a big card promoted by Kings Promotions.

In the main event, Dennis Hasson (16-1, 6 KO’s) will take on Taneal Goyco (6-8-1, 3 KO’s) in a battle of Philadelphia based Light Heavyweights.

Staton of Philadelphia has a record of 3-0 with two knockouts and he has been very impressive by using an aggressive crowd pleasing style.

“I have had a good training camp, “said the 23 year-old Staton.

In Ellis, he is facing a solid veteran and despite his record 4-13-2 with two knockouts, Ellis is one of those fighters who should have more to show as he been on the wrong end of some bad decisions and has also faced seven undefeated fighters and has wins over Tim Witherspoon Jr. (8-2-1) and Luis Castro (3-0).

“I know that Ellis is taller and longer. I see he has a good left hook but we will be ok if we just box and stay on out toes.”

Staton is looking to improve on his performance of his last fight when he went the distance for the first time as he scored a 4-round unanimous decision over Mike Erosa on February 7.

“My last fight was not a good performance. I know because I am still undefeated that people are gunning for me. I have been off for nine months because nobody will fight me but now since I didnt have a great performance, we got an opponent. As soon as people see you slip, I guess they think the can jump on an opportunity.”

I know that come November 22, I will still be undefeated and give a good show for the crowd.

6 Round Bouts:

David Grayton (9-0, 8 KO’s) will take on an opponent to be announced in a Welterweight bout.

In Four Round Bouts:

Carlos Rosario (0-1) of Pennsauken, NJ will battle Eliezar Mendez (1-0) of Reading, PA in a Jr. Lightweight fight.

Martin Lagunas Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) of Ruskin, FL will take on an pro debut Diamond Mitchell in a Welterweight fight.

In a featherweight contest, Johnnie Rolon of Florida will make his pro debut against fellow pro debuter Ruben Swain of Ohio.

Samuel Berman of Collegevile, PA will square off with Jamikey Woods (0-1) of Stateville, NC in a Welterweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling Kings Boxing at 610 587-5950

For more information & media credentials,

Contact Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents “CFFC 43″ Beginning November 24 on Comcast TCN and CSN

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN) & COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN)
GFL PRESENTS “CFFC 43” BEGINNING NOVEMBER 24

November 20, 2014

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 43 featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights, including 2 title fights, emanating from the Borgata Hotel and Casino 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.

In the main event, CFFC Welterweight Champion and undefeated fighter Jonavin Webb (7-0) battles the always dangerous former Bellator World Champion Lyman Good (16-3) with the title on the line. Webb won the CFFC title back in August via TKO in the third round and his first title defense against Good is sure to be a clash of champions. Webb is a blue chip prospect from New Jersey and has never tasted defeat in either his pro or amateur career as a mixed martial artist. Webb is a submission specialist with a great wrestling game and once the fight hits the mat, he can finish the fight via tapout or ground and pound. Good is a solid grappler and has added a vicious Muay Thai game to his MMA arsenal as of late. Good amassed a (7-3) record in Bellator against some of the world’s top welterweights. He is no stranger to the big fight and will look to collect another belt, this time the CFFC Welterweight Championship, at the expense of Webb. Look for Good to test the striking of Webb early and often.

In the co-main event, former CFFC Champion and TUF vet Tim Williams (9-1) takes on Strikeforce vet Ron Stallings (12-4) in a middleweight showdown. Williams was at the top of the CFFC middleweight division in 2012 and looks to get back to that spot in quick order. Williams is known for keeping constant pressure on his opponents either with punches and kicks on the feet or relentless takedowns and submission attempts on the mat. Nobody has every outworked Williams in the cage and it’s a streak he plans on continuing against Stallings. Williams has never been to a decision and his high octane fighting style has made him a fan favorite up and down the eastern seaboard. Stallings has only had 2 fights go to decision in his career and he will be looking to get into a shootout with Williams from the get go. Look for Stallings to stand his ground and try to get Williams in a barnburner.

The CFFC Heavyweight Title will be on the line as Champion Azunna “Zu” Anyanwu (7-2) defends the belt against Bellator and M-1 vet Plinio Cruz (6-5) Zu can match anyone on the East Coast punch for punch and this title fight was made with that idea in mind. Zu is a compact fighter who also brings a solid grappling game into the cage having tapped out 3 opponents already to go along with his 3 KOs. Cruz is a rugged fighter from New Jersey and a grinder who likes to outwork and out hustle his opponent in the cage. Cruz sets a high pace for a heavyweight and wears down his opponent over the course of a full fight while building a lead up on the judges’ score cards. Cruz will need to evade the power punching of Anyanwu early and often and try to outwork the bigger man in the championship rounds.

In other action, Bellator and WSOF vet Jimmie Rivera (14-1) takes on Anthony Durnell (11-3). Rivera is a top 20 bantamweight and looks to make it a short night for Durnell. Rivera, a Bellator and TUF vet has faced a who’s who of the East Coast’s best and is riding a 13-fight win steak. Rivera will look to utilize his strong wrestling base to nullify Durnell’s attacks. Durnell comes out of Pennsylvania where he dominated the region. This will be his debut fight in CFFC and he is expecting big things as he looks towards a future title shot. A victory over Rivera would do just that. Durnell is relentless in the cage, and mirrors Rivera’s fighting style in that both fighters are strong wrestlers who never get tired and like to push the pace.
Be there to witness who climbs up the ladder and who is hurled off it as “CFFC 43″ throws down the gauntlet on Comcast once again! Watch all the top stars of the Northeast bring their fists and hearts into the cage and fight like modern day Spartans!

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Monday, November 24 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Tuesday, November 25 at 8:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Friday, November 28 at 10:30am ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, November 28 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, November 29 at 4:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, November 30 at 1:30pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, November 30 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 43 in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
The Comcast Network http://www.csnphilly.com/page/tcn
CSN Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/ontv/listings
CSN Washington http://www.csnwashington.com/ontv
CSN Baltimore http://www.csnbaltimore.com/ontv
CSN New England http://www.csnne.com/pages/oncsn
CSN Northwest http://www.csnnw.com/ontv
CSN Bay Area http://www.csnbayarea.com/ontv

Upcoming Events on Comcast
11/24: CFFC 43 (MMA)
12/1: Hometown Takeover (boxing)
12/8: Greg Cohen Boxing (boxing)
12/15: Battle of the States (boxing)

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Dennis Hasson to fight Taneal Goyco this Saturday Night at Valley Forge Casino Resort

November 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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VALLEY FORGE, PA (November 19, 2014)–This Saturday night, Dennis Hasson will look to get back in the win column when he takes on Taneal Goyco in the main event of a card at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.

The show is promoted by Kings Promotions.

Hasson of Philadelphia has a record of 16-1 with 6 knockouts.

The 30 year-old Hasson is settled in a Light Heavyweight and has a solid win over Daniel Judah to his credit. He is coming off a 4th round stoppage defeat to Tyrell Hendrix on June 27 in Las Vegas.

That fight was a shocking defeat as Hasson was rolling along undefeated until the surprise defeat to Hendrix.

“I take full responsibility for that defeat. I did not have to take that fight. I just went in there and lost,” said a candid Hasson.

“I have come full circle as I am back with my original team of Buddy Osborne and Johnny Rivera and we are back to basics and we will see the best results.”

In Goyco, Hason is fighting another man from Philadelphia who comes to fight.

“I know Goyco is a good fight for us. Like myself, He is coming off a loss. We are both from Philadelphia and this will be a good fight for the fans. I am looking to put on a good show and come out victorious.”

Hasson isn’t letting the set back bother him as he feels that the Hendrix fight was just a small bump in the road.

“Some of the greatest fighters have suffered glitches in their career and they have gone on to have Hall of Fame careers. I will not let that hold me back from going forward. That loss will not break me. I have learned and will come back stronger”

Despite having a record of 6-8-1 with three knockouts, Goyco has wins over Dennis Morris (1-0), Frankie Filippone (14-2-1) and Jeremy Trussell (8-0).

6 Round Bouts:

David Grayton (9-0, 8 KO’s) will take on an opponent to be announced in a Welterweight bout.

In Four Round Bouts:

Sulhtan Staton (3-0, 2 KO’s) takes on Ramon Ellis (4-13-2, 2 KO’s) in a Lightweight bout.

Carlos Rosario (0-1) of Pennsauken, NJ will battle Eliezar Mendez (1-0) of Reading, PA in a Jr. Lightweight fight.

Martin Lagunas Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) of Ruskin, FL will take on an pro debut Diamond Mitchell in a Welterweight fight.

In a featherweight contest, Johnnie Rolon of Florida will make his pro debut against fellow pro debuter Ruben Swain of Ohio.

Samuel Berman of Collegevile, PA will square off with Jamikey Woods (0-1) of Stateville, NC in a Welterweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling Kings Boxing at 610 587-5950

For more information & media credentials,

Contact Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or phillyboxing@gmail.com

Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights Returns to 2300 Arena on Nov. 25

November 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2014) – On Tuesday, Nov. 25th, undefeated super middleweight contender Derrick “Take It to the Bank” Webster will headline the third installment of Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

While Parx Casino joins the event as a title sponsor, Tuesday Night Fights will once again take place at 2300 ARENA, 2300 S. Swanson Street in South Philadelphia, and NOT at Parx Casino.

Webster, a 6-foot- 4 Glassboro, N.J., resident who owns an impressive 17-0 record with eight knockouts, will take on Obodai Sai (23-1, 17 KOs) of Ghana. Webster, who will compete in his fourth fight in 2014, is coming off a six-round, unanimous-decision win over Michael Gbenga on May 30. Sai currently resides in Washington, D.C., and is a former Commonwealth British Empire light middleweight champion with a seven-fight win streak.

In the co-main event, Philadelphia super bantamweight Antonio Dubose (6-0, 2 KOs) takes on Arturo Santiago (7-9-1, 4 KOs) of Puerto Rico.

Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management Team, Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights showcases both amateur and professional fighters from boxing gyms throughout the Philadelphia area.

The November 25 card will feature five professional fights, including the return of fan favorite Avery Sparrow (2-0, 1 KO), who delivered a devastating knockout in his last performance at 2300 Arena. Sparrow takes on Jesus Lule (6-9, 1 KO) of Fort Myers, Fla., in a four-round featherweight bout.

Also, two four-round welterweight pro bouts will feature Jerome Conquest (1-0) and Blair Cobbs (3-0, 3 KOs), both from Philadelphia. Conquest will face Piotr Apostle (1-0) of Atlantic City, N.J., while Cobbs squares off against Julio Sanchez (1-0) of Houston, Texas.

Seven national champions from across the country, including National Golden Gloves champ Christian Carto of Deptford, NJ, will be featured on the amateur card. Carto, who has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics, faces a very tough 114-pound challenger in Jordan White, an eight-time national champion from Landover, Md.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are just $20 for students showing ID at the door, $30 for general admission and $50 for reserved seats. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-364-9000 or online at www.2300Arena.com and Wanamaker Entertainment.

Formerly called the Alhambra Arena, 2300 Arena is located at 2300 South Swanson St., in South Philadelphia and plenty of parking is available.

Media Contact: Bill Kettelberger
Joe Hand Promotions
(267) 989-0698 (direct)
1-800-557-4263
bill@joehandpromotions.com

Irish Amateur star Noel Murphy set to make pro debut on Friday, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City

November 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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QUEENS, NY (November 17, 2014) – On Friday night, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City, New Legend Boxing returns with a packed night of boxing.

In the main event, Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (12-0, 6 KO’s) of Port Chester, New York will risk his undefeated record when he takes on Engleberto Valenzuelä (9-3, 3 KO’s) of Mexico in a Super Featherweight bout scheduled for 8 rounds.

One of the featured undercard bouts will see the pro debut of Ireland standout amateur Noel Murphy making his pro debut against Anthony Smith (1-3) of Brooklyn, New York in a 4-round Welterweight bout.

Murphy, just 20 years-old of Cork, Ireland and now residing in Yonkers, New York is excited to begin his career in the paid ranks after completing an 116 amateur.

“The professional game is more active. I competed for Ireland but when I got the opportunity to turn professional and come to New York, I took it,”said Murphy. ” It feels great to be in New York. I can get the best experience and best sparring here.”

In Smith, all Murphy knows is that he is fighting an opponent who is a native New Yorker.

“All I know is that he is from Brooklyn but that doesn’t bother me. I have prepared for the fight.”

When asked about his style, Murphy looks to be a crowd pleaser.

“I can do a bit of everything but I focus on my power shots,” finished Murphy.

In a Ten round Bout:

Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KO’s) of North Bergen, NJ takes on former Lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (29-7-2, 23 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a Lightweight bout.

In six round bouts:

Treysean Wiggins (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Newburgh, NY will battle battle tested Jason Thompson (5-7-4, 4 KO’s) of New York in a Welterweight fight.

In a Jr. Welterweight bout, Chris Galeano (4-0) of Bronx, NY will take on Villi Bello (1-0) of San Pedro de Macrois, DR

Allan Phelan (6-2, 4 KO’s) of New York via Ireland will look for his 7th consecutive win when he takes on Angel Albelo (4-7-2, 1 KO) of Kissimee, Florida in a Super Featherweight clash.

In four round bouts

Devaun Lee (3-0, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, NY will fight Obafemi Bakari (1-0) of Staten Island, NY in a battle of undefeated Middleweights.

Jose Miguel De La Rosa (1-0, 1 KO) of Queens, NY will fight Mack Babb (0-4) of Brooklyn, NY in a Welterweight bout.

In a Jr. Middleweight bout, Renan Ruiz (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will square off with Ismael Aulet (1-3) of Puerto Rico.

New Legend Boxing has tickets available, priced at General Admission $50, Reserved Seating $75, Ringside $125 and Ringside VIP $150 may be purchased by online at www.NewLegendBoxing.com or by calling (718) 487-4474.

Resorts World Casino New York City is located 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, N.Y. 11420. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first fight starts at 7:30 PM.

New Legend Boxing
Info@NewLegendBoxing.com
(718) 487-4474

For more information and credentials, contact:

Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 / phillyboxing@gmail.com

Boxing at The Space at Westbury Review

November 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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CLICK HERE TO ORDER – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/Boxing/Boxing-at-The-Space-at-Westbury/2643

“The Space in Westbury” showcased a great night of boxing including a USBO title fight in the main event. These gladiators threw down in the ring and showed a ton of heart and grit in the squared circle. The 10-bout card featured world class boxing in multiple weight classes including several devastating KOs. Witness East Coast boxing at its best as these fighters showcase their skills in the Empire State!

In the main event, for the USBO Welterweight Championship, Tommy Rainone (22-5-1) defeated Carl McNickles via unanimous decision to claim the title in a one-sided affair. Rainone was dominant throughout as he was consistently quicker to the punch and able to knock McNickles down twice in the fight. Rainone continues to impress with his boxing skill and becomes a real player in the welterweight division. Rainone showed an ability to score with punches while avoiding punishment from a very gritty and seasoned fighter in McNickles. Look for bigger things from Rainone in the near future.

In a light middleweight bout, rising Middleweight sensation, Irish Dennis Hogan (20-0-1) defeated Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio via disqualification in a weird end to the fight. It was a solid fight but Hogan was getting the better of the exchanges until Berrio made the critical foul and was disqualified for his actions.

Kenneth Sims Jr defeated Francisco Lopez via unanimous decision after 6 rounds. Sims Jr displayed great cardio as he was able to push the pace and make Lopez fight at pace he was unaccustomed with. Sims Jr had a pinpoint jab and was able to rack up points while keeping the hard hitting Lopez at bay.

In other action, Rich Neves scored a TKO win over Maurice Amaro in the third round, while WBO Lightweight Champion Amanda Serrano (22-1) defended her title and defeated Carlo Torres via TKO in the first.

“The Space in Westbury” was an explosive card and it’s a must see for any boxing fan. Be sure to catch all of the action from this event now on video on demand exclusively at GFL.tv.

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