Philadelphia, PA—Away from the spotlight and the glamour and in a move as rare as a 15-round fight, area lightweight favorites Osnel Charles and Victor Vasquez will meet for the fourth time in less than six years when they square off Friday evening Oct. 14 at the 2300 Arena. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON WHERE TO WATCH.
Topping the nine-fight card is an eight-round junior middleweight showdown between Tyrone Brunson, of North Philadelphia, and Ismael “Tito” Garcia, of Vineland, NJ.
Two additional eight-round matches feature world-rated junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, vs. Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, and unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Mike Reed, of Baltimore, MD, vs. Jose Aaron Herrera, of Valladolid, Mexico.
In an era when fighters rarely fight each other more than once, especially in prelim fights, Charles and Vasquez eagerly await their fourth encounter.
Old-timers in Philadelphia may recall another local four-fight rivalry, also between lightweights. That was the series between Roger Evans, of South Philadelphia, and Eddie “Flash” Tomlin, of North Philadelphia. They boxed each other four times between 1967 and 1969 and, incredibly, all four fights (two 6-round fights, two 8-round fights) ended in draws. You could look it up!
“I can’t really say anything negative about Victor,” said the 32-year-old Charles (right), who has won two of their previous three fights. “He’s a barber and I’m a barber and he’s a family man and I’m a family man, but when we get together in the ring I’m a better fighter.
“Victor never should have beaten me the last time we fought (June 30, 2015). We both love to fight so why not fight each other a fourth time just like back in the old days. Some people don’t understand this kind of thinking but we both fight with our heart and we put everything on the line so let’s do it one more time.”
A pro since 2009, Charles is 10-15-1, 1 K0. He currently works as a cook at the Cedar Food Market in Atlantic City.
Vasquez, 33, of North Philadelphia, had been doing well on his recent comeback before losing his last two bouts. He cuts hair at Consider It Done in North Philadelphia. A pro since 2006, Vasquez is 19-11-1, 9 K0s.
“It’s always a great fight when Charles and me get it on,” Vasquez said. “We know each other’s moves so sometimes it’s like playing chess and we try to out-smart each other. We both come to fight and the fans like that and if the fans like it then why shouldn’t we fight again? I’m getting older now and I want to finish my career on a good note and fighting Charles a fourth time is a good way to start.”
Also on the Oct. 14 card is a pair of six-round lightweight contests featuring Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith in an all-Philly showdown plus Steven Ortiz, of Philadelphia, against Daniel Tran, of Oklahoma City, OK.
In four-round bouts: junior middleweight Isaiah Wise, of Philadelphia, vs. James Robinson, of York, PA; middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr., of Philadelphia, vs. Ibrihim Shabazz, of Newark, NJ; welterweight Hasan Young, of Philadelphia, vs. Kevin Womack, of Baltimore, MD.
Philadelphia, PA—Streaking junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, and Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, will meet in a scheduled eight-round contest Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. First of eight fights is at 7 p.m.
The Farmer-Rizo bout is a major added attraction to the card which already features junior middleweight Tyrone Brunson, of North Philadelphia, against Ismael “Tito” Garcia, of Vineland, NJ, in an eight-round match.
Farmer (right), 26, is riding a 15-fight win streak and he is the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) champ at 130 pounds. He is coming off the best performance of his career, a 10-round whitewashing of highly touted lightweight Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
A pro since 2011, Farmer is 22-5-1, 5 K0s. He won the vacant NABF title earlier this year with a 10-round decision over Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz at the B. B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.
Farmer is ranked No. 6 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 14 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF). “It feels great to be back here in Philly,” Farmer said. “I haven’t fought here in almost three years. I get a chance to let my city see my growth as a boxer. It really means a lot to me because I have been itching to fight here. I have friends and family who have never seen me fight in person. Now they have that chance. “October 14 is another day toward my goal of becoming a world champion. I am not taking Rizo lightly; I must be at my best. It’s time to continue my winning streak. Philly stand up!”
Rizo, 31, a southpaw like Farmer, is 19-7, 11 K0s. Now living in Puerto Rico, Rizo is the former Nicaraguan super bantamweight champ. He has been stopped only once in 26 pro fights.
A slew of local favorites make up the undercard, highlighted by the fourth meeting between lightweights Victor Vasquez; of Philadelphia, and Osnel Charles, of Atlantic City, NJ. Charles leads the series, 2-1, but Vasquez won the last time by knockout.
Another six-round all-Philly lightweight contest pits Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith.
Local junior middleweight Isaiah Wise faces James Robinson, of York, PA, over four rounds.
Also on the card: Lightweight Steven Ortiz plus the return of welterweight Hasan Young and middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr.
KNOCKOUT ARTIST TYRONE BRUNSON BOXES UNDEFEATED ISMAEL GARCIA ON OCT. 14 AT 2300 ARENA – Live on GFL.
Philadelphia, PA-It’s another Philly vs. New Jersey showdown when junior middleweight Tyrone Brunson hopes to pin the first loss on Ismael “Tito”Garcia in their scheduled eight-round main event Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. First of seven fights is at 7 p.m. WATCH LIVE ON GFL
Brunson, 31, of North Philadelphia, set a record when he turned pro in 2005 and knocked out each of his first 19 opponents in one round. The streak ended in 2008 when Brunson was held to a six-round draw by Mexican Antonio Soriano in Canada. In his last fight Aug. 5 at the 2300 Arena, Brunson got off the floor twice in the second round to score a spectacular one-punch knockout in the fifth round over Carlos Garcia, of Puerto Rico. That win brought Brunson’s 10-year pro record to 23-6-1, 22 K0s. More important, it gave him the boost he needed to refocus on his once-promising career.
Ismael Garcia, 29, of Vineland, NJ, also comes into the fight with a win over Carlos Garcia, but it was a much tougher evening. A pro since 2014, Ismael is 10-0-1, 4K0s, but his career has been hampered by injury and long layoffs. He also has beaten Fred Jenkins, Jr., of Philadelphia, and previously unbeaten lefty Dushane Crooks, of New York.
The semifinal eight-rounder will feature unbeaten junior welterweight Mike Reed, of Baltimore, MD.
A slew of local favorites make up the under card, highlighted by the fourth meeting between lightweights Victor Vasquez; of Philadelphia, and Osnel Charles, of Atlantic City, NJ.Charles leads the series, 2-1, but Vasquez won the last time by knockout.
Another six-round all-Philly lightweight contest pits Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith.
Also on the card: junior middleweight Isaiah Wise; the return of welterweight Hasan Young; middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr., lightweight Steven Ortiz; super bantamweight Nelson Acevedo.
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Proflex Fight Night: Pro Muay Thai RESULTS: CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIGHTS
Muay Thai – Shima Rompo (Japan) defeats Azwan (Malaysia) via TKO in the 3rd Round.
Boxing – Brock Jarius (Australia) defeats Saming TSN via TKO in the 3rd minute of the 1st Round.
Muay Thai – Phukon Pet Pirate (Thailand) defeats Muhammad Azizi Sha Suddin (Malaysia) via TKO in the 2nd Round.
Muay Thai – Santawan Sittakhulai (Thailand) defeats Keiko Romo (Japan) by Unanimous Decision after 5 x 3 Minute Rounds.
Muay Thai – Brogan Stewart (Australia) defeats Jason Palmeri (USA) via TKO in the 2nd Round.
Boxing – Phumi Phuangkularb (Thailand) defeats Konstantin Sapp (Russia) via TKO at the 1:17 mark of Round 3.
RESULTS FROM FOXWOODS
(all pictures by Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)
New England boxers dominated last night’s Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by Nissan of Queens, Optyx, Azad Watches and Christos Steak House, held in the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Rhode Island lightweight “Nice” Nick DeLomba (11-1, 2 KOs) outboxed and outpunched former Florida State Golden Gloves champion Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-2-1, 9 KOs) for an upset victory by way of an eight-round unanimous decision.
DeLomba, who was one of five winning New Englanders without a loss, took the fight to Cowart, beating him to the punch and effectively counterpunching. Cowart was unable to contain DeLomba’s side-to-side movement or his flurries of punches in the main event.
“Everybody looks at me and thinks they’re going to attack my body,” an ecstatic DeLomba said after the fight. “Nobody moves as smooth as me and I’m going to keep doing it.”
Nick DeLomba (R) outworked Cowart
In the co-feature, New Mexico super featherweight Jose “Shorty” Salinas (10-2-1, 5 KOs) stood tall, stunning Albania native Dardan Zenunaj (12-2, 9 KOs), who is trained by Robert Garcia. Now fighting out of Belgium, Zenunaj couldn’t put Salinas away early and he paid for that in the later rounds. Bloodied and bruised, Salinas refused to stop throwing punches, and his huge heart resulted in an eight-round unanimous decision victory.
Jose Salinas pulled off a stunner:
Undefeated Spaniard Jon “Jonfer” Fernandez (9-0, 7 KOs) used a tremendous height and reach advantage to pound his tough Mexican opponent Naciff “Chata” Castillo (17-9-2, 5 KOs) until referee Joey Lupino halted the action midway through the fifth round. Fernandez recently signed a promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment and legendary boxer Sergio Martinez.
Jon Fernandez (R) unloaded on Naciff Castillo
Brooklyn lightweight Wesley Ferrer (12-0, 6 KOs), a 2013 New York City Golden Gloves champion, kept his undefeated record intact by outclassing a game Angel Figueroa (4-4-1). Referee Arthur Mercante stopped the fight 20 seconds into the seventh round.
Wesley Ferrer (L) was simply too much for Angel Figueroa
Sensational high school senior “Marvelous” Mykey Williams (4-0, 2 KOs) unloaded a three-punch combination that knocked out David Nelson (3-6, 1 KO) just 24 seconds into the first round. The 18-year-old Williams, fighting out of East Hartford, is rapidly developing into a rising star.
Mykey Williams ended the show early
Worcester, MA featherweight Irvin Gonzalez (2-0, 2 KOs) needed only two minutes to knock out Juan Muniz (0-5). The 20-year-old Gonzalez, whose pro debut also ended spectacularly in the opening round, exploded with a barrage of punches until referee Mercante stepped in to save the Texan from additional damage.
Irvin Gonzalez (R) is a promising prospect
In an action-packed match between a pair of pro debut fighters, East Hartford welterweight Anthony Laureano (1-0) emerged with a hard-fought win by four-round majority decision over Philadelphia’s Nahir Albright (0-1). The 21-year-old Laureano was a 2016 New England Golden Gloves champion.
Anthony Laureano (R) and Nahir Albright went to war
Fan favorite Jonathan “Smooth” Figueroa (1-0, 1 KO), fighting out of nearby Hartford, turned in an impressive performance in his professional debut, finishing off Philadelphia welterweight Demetris Williams (0-2) in the fourth round. Figueroa, a 2012 Southern New England Golden Gloves champion, wore down Williams and ended things with a powerful right hand.
Jonathan Figueroa celebrating his pro debut victory
Full results below:
(all winners listed first)
Anthony Laureano (1-0, 0 KOs), East Hartford, CT
WDEC4 (39-37, 39-37, 38-38)
Nahir Albright (0-1, 0 KOs), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jonathan Figueroa (1-0, 1 KOs), Hartford, CT
Demetris Williams (0-2), Philadelphia, PA
Mykey Williams (4-0, 3 KOs), East Hartford, CT
David Nelson (3-6, 1 KO), Lawton, OK
Nick DeLomba (11-1, 2 KOs), Cranston, RI
WDEC8 (80-72, 80-72, 78-74)
Amos Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs), Groveland, FL
Jon Fernandez (10-0, 8 KOs), Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain
Naciff Castillo (17-10-2, 5 KOs), Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Wesley Ferrer (12-0, 7 KOs), Brooklyn, NY
Angel Figueroa (4-4-1, 0 KOs), Loran, OH
Jose Salinas (10-2-1, 5 KOs), Albuquerque, NM
WDEC8 (78-74, 78-74, 77-75)
Dardan Zenunaj (12-2, 9 KOs), Braine le Comte, Belgium
Irvin Gonzalez (2-0, 2 KOs), Worcester, MA
Juan Muniz (0-5), Tyler, TX
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MAIN EVENT – LIGHTWEIGHTS – (8)
Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs), Groveland, FL 137 lbs.
“Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1, 2 KOs), Cranston, RI 137 lbs.
CO-FEATURE – SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS (8)
Dardan Zenunaj (12-1, 9 KOs), Braine le Comte, Belgium 130 lbs.
Jose “Shorty” Salinas (9-2-1, 5 KOs), Las Cruces, NM 131 lbs.
“Marvelous” Mykey Williams (3-0, 2 KOs), East Hartford, CT 142 lbs.
David Nelson (3-5, 1 KO), Lawton, OK lbs. 140 lbs.
Irvin Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO), Worcester, MA 126 lbs.
Juan Muniz (0-4), Tyler, TX 129 lbs.
Anthony Laureano (pro debut), East Hartford, CT 146 lbs.
Nahir Albright (pro debut), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 144 lbs.
Jonathan “Smooth” Figueroa (pro debut), Hartford, CT 144 lbs.
Demetris Williams (0-1), Philadelphia, PA 144 lbs.
Jon “Jonfer” Fernandez (8-0, 6 KOs), Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain 132 lbs.
Naciff “Chata” Castillo (17-8-2, 5 KOs), Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico 132 lbs.
Wesley Ferrer (11-0, 6 KOs), Brooklyn, NY 139 lbs.
Angel Figueroa (4-3-1, 0 KOs), Lorain, Ohio 139 lbs.
WHAT: “Broadway Boxing”
WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2016
WHERE: Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT
PROMOTER: DiBella Entertainment
DOORS OPEN: 5:00 p.m. ET
FIRST BOUT: 7:00 p.m. ET
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Looking to add to its ever growing stable of young, up-and-coming talent, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) has announced the signing of undefeated Spanish prospect Jon Fernandez (L in photo) and Puerto Rican amateur standout Jose Roman to exclusive long-term promotional contracts. Both Fernandez and Roman will be making their DBE debuts on the upcoming special edition Broadway Boxing card in the Premier Ballroom at the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, next Thursday, September 1. Broadway Boxing is proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens, OPTYX, Azad Watches, and Christos Steakhouse.
“I am happy to be coming back to Foxwoods with another great card, and to have the opportunity to showcase these two new additions to the DBE roster,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Promoting Sergio Martinez was one of the highlights of my career and I am proud to say that he and I have forged a lifelong friendship. Sergio told me that Jon is one of the best young fighters he has seen in a very long time, and I look forward to helping build the career of Jon Fernandez here in the States with my friend and great champion Maravilla.”
Regarding Roman, DiBella continued, “Jose Roman was a terrific amateur, and gained invaluable experience fighting on the Puerto Rican national team. He was one of the most sought out amateurs on the island and we are thrilled for him to call DBE his home. We are looking forward to featuring him in the US, as well as in Puerto Rico, and building him in front of the huge Puerto Rican fan base here on the East Coast.”
At just 20 years of age, the junior lightweight Fernandez (8-0, 6 KO’s) is one of the most promising young prospects to come out of Spain in years. Standing at 5’11”, Fernandez is extremely tall for the 130lb. division and has devastating power in both hands. Fernandez caught the eye of former middleweight kingpin and future Hall-of-Famer Sergio Martinez when he was still fighting as an amateur. Martinez immediately saw star potential and signed Fernandez to his promotional company, MaravillaBox Promotions, in 2015 and soon after began courting the young Fernandez to his own former promoter Lou DiBella. DiBella and Martinez made things official in June, signing Fernandez to a co-promotional deal at this year’s Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) awards dinner, where DiBella received the James A. Farley award for honesty and integrity in boxing.
“This is a dream come true. I still cannot believe it,” said Fernandez. “I am very grateful to Lou DiBella, one of the most important and prestigious promoters in the United States, for the trust and belief that he has placed in me and to Sergio (Martinez) for the potential he saw in me as a boxer. Boxing is my life and I want to be the best. Following in the footsteps of Sergio and becoming a world champion like him is my lifelong dream.”
“I have been watching Jon fight since his amateur days and truly believe that the sky is the limit for him,” said Maravilla Martinez. “With each passing fight, he continues to show vast improvement and I believe that he has the ability to become not only a future champion but a future star in this sport. Jon has to stay focused and continue to work, to learn and to give everything he has to this sport. For Jon to have the opportunity to sign with Lou at just 20 years old, an opportunity that I did not have until I was already 32, is amazing and he has to take full advantage of it. Jon has to destroy everything that is put in his path and with time, patience and hard work, he will achieve greatness in this sport.”
Tickets for the Sept. 1st card are on sale and priced at $125, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com and www.foxwoods.com or by visiting the Foxwoods’ Box Office. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Broadway Boxing is proudly sponsored by Nissan of Queens, OPTYX, Azad Watches and Christos Steak House.
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Dibella Show at Foxwoods features “Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1) v Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1) Plus an Under Card with High Profile and Experienced Prospects – Live on GFL.Tv
DiBella Entertainment has announced a solid Broadway Boxing card, showcasing many of New England’s most promising prospects, this Thursday night in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Watch the Fights Live on GFL.TV
“Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1, 2 KOs), fighting out of Cranston, RI, is one of six New Englanders that will be featured on, ironically, Broadway Boxing. The 26-year-old DeLomba will square off against Groveland, Florida’s Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs) in the eight-round main event.
Belgian super featherweight Dardan Zenunaj (12-1, 9 KOs), a former World Boxing Association (WBA) International champion, faces New Mexico’s Jose “Shorty” Salinas (9-2-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round contest.
Undefeated Brooklyn lightweight Wesley Ferrer, a 2013 New York City Golden Gloves champion, will participate in another eight-round bout.
A pair of newly signed DiBella Entertainment fighters, unbeaten Spanish junior lightweight Jon “Jonfer” Fernandez (8-0, 6 KOs), who is co-promoted by future Hall of Famer Sergio Martinez, and pro-debuting Puerto Rican welterweight Jose Roman, will also be in action. Fernandez is matched against Mexican Naciff “Chata” Castillo (17-8-2, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder, while Roman turns pro against Philadelphian Khaaliq Core in a four-round match.
East Hartford, CT welterweight “Marvelous” Mykey Williams (3-0, 2 KOs), a three-time Ringside World Tournament champion, returns to his second home at Foxwoods for his fourth pro fight against David Nelson (3-5, 1 KO), of Los Angeles, CA, in a four-round bout.
Connecticut’s own Anthony Laureano and Jonathan “Smooth” Figueroa will be making their pro debuts in separate four-round bouts against Philadelphian’s. The welterweight Laureano, a 2016 N.E. Golden Gloves champion from East Hartford, challenges pro-debuting Nihir Albright, while Hartford junior welterweight Figueroa, a 2012 Southern N.E. Golden Gloves gold medalist, competes against Demetris Williams (0-1).
A pair of Massachusetts featherweights will be fighting in separate four-round bouts. N.E. Golden Gloves winner Timmy Ramos (4-0-1, 4 KOs), of Framingham, will battle Sean Acosta, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Worcester’s Irvin Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO) will take on Texan Juan Muniz.
The Bout Card:
Broadway Boxing, presented by DiBella Entertainment, returns Thursday night, September 1, to the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE!
Lightweight prospects Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (11-1-1, 9 KOs) and “Nice” Nick DeLomba (10-1, 2 KOs) will throw-down in the eight-round main event.
Cowart fought well in his ShoBox appearance last year, but he will be returning to his natural weight class on September 1. Moving past his hometown confines for only the second time as a pro, we will see if DeLomba is ready to elevate his career to the world stage. A native Floridian from Groveland, Cowart is coming off his first loss as a professional, suffered just over one year ago in Atlantic City. Cowart had move up in weight to challenge fellow undefeated prospect Regis Prograis. Cowart went on to lose a very entertaining eight-round decision to the still undefeated contender Prograis, who was chosen as one of this year’s ESPN.com’s “Prospects to Watch”. Following the loss, Cowart was forced to sit on the sidelines as he nursed an injury suffered in the bout. Now back and fully healthy, Cowart is dropping down in weight and looking to make some noise in the 135 lbs. division.
DeLomba, the reigning New England super lightweight champion, has been favorably compared at this stage of his young career to another Italian fighter from the same Rhode Island city of Cranston, in two-division world champion Vinny Paz. DeLomba is expected to have a partisan hometown crowd behind him and will be looking to make a statement against the once-beaten Cowart.
This will be a great night of fighting that you will not want to miss!
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Welterweight: Alex Perez (18 2 0) lost to Juan Rodriguez Jr (12 4 0) by Split Decision.
Heavyweight: Tyrell Wight (8 0 1) beat Nicholas Thompson (5 1 0) by Unanimous Decision.
Middleweight: Magdiel Cotto (4 0 0) defeated Jermaine Corley (debut) by Unanimous Decision.
Heavyweight: Leon Johnson (1 0 0) defeated Alando Pugh (1 8 1) via TKO.
Welterweight: Caleb Hernandez (2 0 0) defeated Lamont White (0 2 0) via Disqualification.
Heavyweight: Iegor Plevako (debut) defeated Kenny Cruz-Carasquillo (0 1 1) by Unanimous Decision.
Super Featherweight: Luis Perozo (2 0 0) defeated Christian Foster (0 1 0) via TKO.
Lightweight: John Bauza (2 0 0) defeated Jose A Carmona (1 5 0) by Unanimous Decision.