18 year-old sensation Milton Santiago jr. looks for perfect 10 this Saturday night at Valley Forge Casino Resort

April 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Valley Forge, PA (April 17, 2015)–Tomorrow night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King’s Promotions will present an outstanding night of boxing that will be headlined by an intriguing 8-round super middleweight bout between Phillip Jackson Benson and Darnell Boone.

But one of the featured attractions will see the continued growth of 18 year-old jr. lightweight Milton Santiago jr (9-0, 3 KO’s)

Santiago of Warminster, PA will take on Ray Velez (3-6-1, 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.

“My training went well. I trained hard and I sparred with undefeated 130-pounder Jason Sosa, welterweight contender Ray Robinson and undefeated lightweight Angel Ocasio,” said Santiago.

As most 18 year-olds, Santiago is a student. The senior at William Tennant High School is also a student of his craft and did some research on his opponent.

“I know he is from New York. He is a rough fighter and he looks to be my toughest opponent to date. I know I have to be smart and fight my heart out.”

As most kids his age, Santiago knows that the most important aspect of his career that while he stays undefeated he has to continue his growth as a fighter.

“I have improved on sitting on my shots. The thing I been working on most is defense and changing it to offense. Slipping shots and setting up for counters.”

With each, Santiago, who is managed by Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods, gets closer to a goal of being a world champion.

“I think in the next 12 months, I want to be fighting for some regional titles and hopefully they will lead to the biggest opportunities. I am looking for another seven fights in 2015.”

“I have always had a high confidence level. I still get nerves here and there but that is common in all fighters. But I always have a lot of confidence. I just want to thank everyone who has supported me and I know I will have continued success.”

In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated welterweight
Jamal James (15-0, 8 KO’s) of Minneapolis, Minnesota will see action against Daniel Sostre (13-10-1, 5 KO’s) of Highland, New York

In eight-round bouts:

Immanuwel Aleem (11-0, 7 KO;s) of Richmond, VA. will take on Emmnauel Sanchez (6-2, 1 KO) of Laredo, Texas in a middleweight bout.

David Grayton (10-0, 8 KO’s) of Washington, D.C. will fight Grayson Blake (6-3, 2 Ko’s) of State College, PA. in a welterweight bout.

Jarrett Hurd (14-0, 8 KO’s) of Accokeek, MD. will battle tough veteran Eric Mitchell (23-11-2, 11 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a middleweight bout.

In six-round bouts:

Milton Santiago (9-0, 3 Ko’s) of Philadelphia will take on Ray Velez (3-6-1, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY. in a jr. welterweight bout.

Ivan Golub (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will box Thomas Allen (4-7, 4 KO’s) of St. Joseph, MO. in a middleweight bout.

Dauren Yeleussinov (1-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY. will fight Julio Garcia (6-8, 3 KO;s) of Rinocn, PR. in a super middleweight bout.

Dennis Galarza (7-1, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY battles Jesus Lule (7-11, 1 KO) of Fort Myers, FL. in a lightweight fight.

In four-round bouts:

Kevin Garcia (0-1) of Philadelphia will take on Eric Hall (0-3) of Philadelphia in a lightweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are $100 for VIP (Includes 2 drinks and food), $75 for ringside and $50 for General Admission and be purchased by clicking www.vfboxing.eventbrite.com or calling King’s Promotions at 610-587-5950

Vidal Rivera looks for two in a row this Saturday night in Pennsauken, NJ

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Vidal Rivera looks for two in a row this Saturday night in Pennsauken, NJ
Chazz Witherspoon battles Galen Brown in main event. Plus undefeated Matthew Gonzalez, Obafemi Bakari, Courtney Blocker, Erick Kitt & Malik Hawkins
For Immediate Release

Pennsauken, NJ (April 16, 2015)–On Saturday night, April 18 at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey, undefeated featherweight Vidal Rivera will look for his 2nd consecutive win when he takes on Tyron Stewart in a bout sched for four rounds.

In the main event, heavyweight contender Chazz Witherpsoon will be in action when he takes on Galen Brown in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.

The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions.

Rivera of Camden, New Jersey made a sensation pro debut on January 24 when he took out Jose Garcia in one-round. He registered three knockdowns in the bout which thrilled his large cheering section that came from nearby Camden.

“Everything has been going great,” said Rivera. “I am just sweating out the last few pounds but I am right where I want to be.”

Rivera said he is less nervous then he was in his maiden voyage to the ring but as a fighter but he is ready for his next challenge.

“There will always be butterflies but this time it is a piece of cake.”

In Stewart, Rivera fights a guy who only has one fight under his belt as well. That was a 2nd round stoppage defeat to undefeated Edwin Reyes last October 11.

“I know nothing about him other than he is from North Carolina. I always train like he is the best opponent that I will face.”

Rivera works as a crime analyst in Camden. In that line of work he looks at video cameras that are located all over the city and he can see what is going on. He can correlate that to his young professional career.

“It helps me with being focused and discipline. It gives me a mindset and it puts me in forefront of things and like boxing it all comes back to me.”

“I expect big things from me. I believe I have it on me to be something special,” finished Rivera.

Appearing on the undercard in 4-round bouts will be:

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Obafemi Bakari (2-0) of Staten Island, NY will fight pro debuting Andrew Osborne in a jr. middleweight fight.

Matthew Gonzalez (2-0) of Vineland,NJ will take on Joseph McDonald (0-1) of Concord, NC in a jr. middleweight fight.

Erick Kitt (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL will see action in a jr. middleweight bout against Rick Graham (2-5-2, 1 KO) of Detroit, MI.

Malik Hawkins (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will take part in a jr. welterweight bout against pro debuting Darius Jackson.

Andrew Puerifoy (0-1) of Sicklerville, NJ will fight in a cruiserweight against Antuwan Taylor (0-2) of Cincinnati, OH.

Tickets for the great evening of championship boxing $80 for Ringside, $60 for select and $40 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling 856 472 0443 or 609 938 1755 or by email at info@silverspoonpromotions.com

There will be an after party at the GPG Event Center.

The GPG Event Center is located at 1443 Route 73 in Pennsauken.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Cagezilla FC on TCN, CSN Comcast, DISH, DirecTV, FiOS & U-Verse

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN), COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN), DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-VERSE AND VERIZON FIOS
GFL PRESENTS “CAGEZILLA FC” BEGINNING April 6

April 3, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Cagezilla FC presents another show stopper with Cagezilla FC featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from Ashburn, Virginia. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars in the Mid-Atlantic region as CFC presents another hard-hitting event anchored by multiple title fights!

Ashburn, Virginia, March 2, 2015 – OO Fights, the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area’s most established and respected Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion company, is pleased to announce its newest project, Cagezilla Fighting Championship, featuring the Main Event, a Flyweight (125 lbs.) Championship Title Fight, three other Championship Title Fights and 14 other top-notch MMA fights at its next production:

At the newly expanded and renovated Silver Eagle Group in front of a huge crowd of roaring fight fans, George Billy will enter the Cage against Todd Holshouser for a chance to battle for the Flyweight Championship. These incredibly tough and talented fighters are two of the area’s top Flyweight prospects.

Billy, was a former VA high school state champ is now a top MMA prospect. He is highly skilled in all disciplines of MMA but is an outstanding wrestler that was tough to find an opponent for. He trains with local Professional MMA fighter Brent Hess in Bailey’s Crossroads, VA.

His worthy adversary, the very tough Todd Holshouser, is a highly disciplined and well-rounded fighter. He is coached by the very well respected David Morris in Charlottesville, VA.

If this bout is anything like their last battles, this bout between these warriors is destined to become one for the ages in the MMA world and is not to be missed!

The fight card for March 21st will also feature three additional and exciting Championship Title matches.

In the Light Heavyweight division, Middleweight Champ Scott Noble of Ground Control will go for a Title in a SECOND weightclass against, Mike Desantos of Freedom MMA. Scott has the notoriety of being the fighter with “The Head Kick Hear ‘Round the World” as we call it. Scott delivered a 7 second Head Kick KO to Francis Grant in our event in December 2012 that is still popular today, including being voted “KO of the Week” on cagepotato.com, “Best Head Kick KO of All Time” on worldstarhiphop.com and has been seen by millions around the world. These are two phenoms to watch.

A battle of UNDEFEATED fighters will be featured in our Bantamweight Title match. Roque Zapata, who trains under Eric Zamora, will defend his Bantamweight Title belt against MMA Institute’s Shaun Spath, who boasts an 8-0-0 record and was our Flyweight Title Holder until vacating when he moved up to Bantamweight.

Undefeated Lightweight Champ Tevin Cooke of MMA Institute puts his belt on the line versus former Welterweight Champ Raz Syan. Syan recently won his first battle at 155 after dropping from 170 after losing to current Welterweight Champ Esrom Montesino. Raz won his Welterweight Belt in August at the DC Convention center versus Jay Bee and was featured on Inside MMA for putting a huge hematoma on Jay’s forehead in that battle.

Not to be left out are more than 20 other well-trained and dangerous MMA fighters, who will enter the Cage to punch, kick, elbow and grapple each other into submission for the glory of victory and entertainment of the fans of Cagezilla Fighting Championship!

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, April 6 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Friday, April 10 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, April 10 at 10:00pm
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Saturday, April 11 at 1:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, April 11 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, April 12 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, April 11 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, April 12 at 8:00pm ET

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

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

Upcoming Events on Comcast
4/6: Cagezilla Fighting Championship (MMA)
4/13: Broadway Boxing: Rafael “Dynamite” Vazquez v Joseph Rios (boxing)
4/20: GPG 19 (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.

Victory Combat Sports returns to midtown Manhattan with three shows this Spring New York, NY

Victory Combat Sports returns to midtown Manhattan with three shows this Spring New York, NY

(April 10, 2014) –Victory Combat Sports, New York’s premiere martial arts promotion, was the first to host a legally sanctioned amateur MMA event in New York City. On November 21, 2014 Victory became the first to ever promote an MMA event at Madison Square Garden. That show was also the largest martial arts show in state-history, with over 4,000 fans in attendance.

The promotion has kicked off the 2015 season by announced three dates for this Spring. The first show (Victory VIII) will feature both Muay Thai and amateur Mixed Martial Arts contests and will take place on April 10, 2015 at The Hall (10 Columbus Avenue). Victory IX and Victory X are both scheduled for May of 2015.

The 2015 Finale event for the “The Road to The Garden.” is slated to return to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 20th.

According to Victory President and matchmaker Eddie Cuello “Victory fans will be treated to three title fights on this show and at least two title fights at Victory IX and X. We’re looking to crown as many worthy champs as we can and treat the fans to some of the best Muay Thai and MMA in the northeast.”

Victory CEO Kevin Lillis stated, “We’re excited to be able to produce these shows within a block of Columbus Circle. This will help give these athletes and the sport we love the exposure it deserves.”

The stacked Victory VIII card will feature three title matches- including Victory Combat Sports 105lbs Champion and USKA International Champion Gianna Smith-Cuello, coming off her win at MSG to defend her USKA 105 lb title against local fan-favorite Kit Fung. NJ Mac from Blade Fist Muay Thai is coming off winning the WKA title surviving through multiple challengers. At

Victory VIII he will square up with Canadian Amin Almelik from Warrior Muay Thai camp for the 147 lb title. Finally Welterweight Champ Robert Ovalle from Class One MMA in Brooklyn is finally recovered from his knee injury and eager to defend his title against Eric Taylor, who had an impressive performance at MSG against Bernardo Cano- the same opponent Ovalle beat to win the title in April 2014.

Also on the card, Muay Thai phenom Prairie Rugilo returns to action against hard-hitting Canadian Tiffany Cass and Codie Payne from American Top Team Whitestone takes on Jesus Morales from Mantra MMA. Signature Marketing Partners for ‘Victory VII’ include Sailor Jerry, Tullamore DEW,and In Fight Style. Tickets start at just $45 and are available at www.ticketfly.com locations, at Muay Thai and MMA gyms throughout NY, NJ, and PA. Victory VIP ticket packages are also available via www.VictoryCombatSports.com, along with the full fight card, fighter information, and other exciting content.

Full Card:

105 lb USKA Women’s Muay Thai Title- Gianna Cuello-Smith (5 Points Academy) vs Kit Fung (Queens MMA) 147 lb Victory MT Title – NJ Mac (Blade Fist Muay Thai) vs Amin Almelik (Warrior Muay Thai) 170 lb Victory MMA Title – Champ Robert Ovalle defends against Cire Taylor Prairie Rugilo (Girl Fight) vs Tiffany Cass (Krudar Muay Thai) Codie Payne (ATT Whitestone) vs Jesus Morales (Mantra MMA) Valeria Cardozo (Monster Muay Thai Arizona) vs Giovanna Wood (Sitan Gym Long Island) 115 lbs

Jeanette Esposito (CROM Physical Culture) vs Kyla Hachay (Kalsamrit Gym Canada) 115 lbs

Diego Jagessar (Striking 101) vs Josh Santos (Stockade MMA)

Matt McCullough (Wellington Muay Thai) vs Marlon Wiprud (Class One MMA, Brooklyn, NY) 190 lbs MT

Kyle McShane (Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai) vs Rohan Dalton (Renzo Gracie NYC) 170 lbs

Brandon Medina (ECUBJJ) vs Westley Chow (Renzo Gracie NYC) 125 lbs

Arthur Bartosiewicz (C3 Athletics) vs Travis Hassang (ATT Whitestone)

About Victory Combat Sports:

Victory includes partners with extensive experience in fight promotion, matchmaking, film production and directing, hospitality, branding and advertising, politics, photography, marketing, finance, and fine dining. Victory’s operations team has produced over 50 boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA events in six states (including Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Washington State), including events at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Beacon Theatre, Jacob Javits Center and Bally’s Hotel & Casino (Atlantic City). Layered into the group are hospitality executives that will focus on improving the guest experience with better food and beverage service, better music and lighting designs, and overall more “fan-friendly” events that make the events a lot more fun and showcase our sponsors better. Finally, the team includes an experienced production team that will provide high-quality video and audio production to allow our fans who are unable to attend the ability to remain on their couch and feel like they are sitting cage or Ring-side.

Karma Muay Thai – Perilous Champions Review

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Karma Muay Thai debuted on GFL.tv with “Perilous Champions” from Wynnum, Queensland, Australia. The night was highlighted by a hotly anticipated main event that showcased some true grit and determination in an all-out battle.

In the main event, for the WKBF Light Welterweight QLD Title, Paul Martin defeated Ryan MacDonald via TKO in the third round. This was a wild fight as both men scored with bone cracking strikes. Martin is an old-style fighter who loves to come full force at his opponents and he did that from the opening bell. The shorter, stockier Martin was able to close the distance and score with nice combos on the inside while MacDonald looked to clinch to stop the attack of Martin. Martin pressed the pace from beginning to end. Early in the fight, MacDonald did a nice job of trading knees in the clinch and used his size advantage to lean on the smaller Martin and get the better of him in the exchanges. When action broke free, both traded led kicks and sunk thundering shins into each other causing damage that will be felt for days. Martin connected with a brutal body kick that dropped MacDonald before the end of the first round. There was more clinching and knees in the second and third round with Martin once again dropping MacDonald in the corner with knees from the clinch. When action resumed Martin followed up with an overhand right and knee up the middle that caught MacDonald on the jaw and put him down for good. It was a great fight by two rising prospect in the light welterweight division.

In the co-main event, Manu Urlich defeated Brett Rawlings via decision. In the first two rounds, Urlich used his height and reach advantage when he scored with knees and kicks from a distance. Rawlings tried to grab the leg of Urlich and toss him to the ground, but Urlich was very quick on his feet and managed to escape. Urlich was very accurate and the aggressor while Rawlings fired off with quick counters, but Urlich got the better of the exchanges for most of the fight. In the third round, Urlich used his height advantage once again by connecting with knees to the midsection and dropping Rawlings in the corner. Rawlings got up and scored with an overhand right, before he was dropped again by knees and elbows. Rawlings again got to his feet and came forward, landing a spinning back elbow as Urlich followed up with one of his own that barely missed. Both men continued to dig deep and went at each other in the clinch fighting until the final bell. Both of these young gladiators deserve a lot of credit as Urlich showed off a great technical skill set, while Rawlings showed off a huge heart and grit and together they put on a heck of a brawl.

If you love the art of striking, there is no better iPPV for you to order than the “Perilous Champions”. Karma Muay Thai always puts on great shows and this event will up the ante of top level Muay Thai. Order now.

GFL REAL FIGHTS – Sosa VS Bergman on TCN, CSN, DISH, DirecTV, U-Verse & FiOS Beginning March 30

GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN), COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN), DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-VERSE AND VERIZON FIOS
GFL PRESENTS “JASON SOSA VS BERGMAN AGUILAR” BEGINNING MARCH 30

March 27, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing from Philadelphia as Peltz Boxing and Joe Hand Promotions presents another showstopper!

Jason Sosa of Camden, NJ, riding an eight-fight knockout streak, returns to action when he boxes Bergman Aguilar of Escazu, Costa Rica, in an eight-round junior lightweight fight at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

The Sosa-Bergman contest, along with an eight-round heavyweight match featuring Joey Dawejko of Philadelphia, headlines a seven-fight card.

Sosa, 26, who knocked out Juan Cruz in his last fight Oct. 18 in Catano, Puerto Rico, is 13-1-3 with 9 K0s. He has been a pro since 2009.
Earlier in 2014, Sosa scored his biggest win when he knocked out Michael Brooks of Long Island, NY, in the ninth round at Bally’s Atlantic City.

Sosa is ranked No. 2 in the United States at 130 pounds by the USBA and No. 31 in the world by the WBC.

“I’m excited to be back fighting in Philadelphia in front of my fans, family and friends who will be crossing the bridge from my hometown of Camden,” said Sosa. “I expect 2015 to be a great year, and I will continue where I left off with my explosive knockouts. I want to thank my manager, Mark Cipparone, of Club 1957 Management, and the entire Rocco’s Collision Team for believing in me and making a lot of things possible. I would like to thank Russell Peltz as well. El Canito is back!”

Sosa has not boxed in Philadelphia since Dec. 8, 2012, when he knocked out Isaac Suarez of Lancaster, PA, in two rounds at Temple University’s McGonigle Hall.

Aguilar, 30, now living in Puerto Rico, is 12-1-1 with 4 K0s. In his last fight April 24 in Panama, Aguilar scored an 11-round decision over previously unbeaten hometown hero Juan Huertas for the interim WBA Fedelatin Title.

A pro since 2008, Aguilar will be making his first start outside Central America.

“I ask for all Costa Rican fans to come out and support me in Philadelphia,” said Aguilar.

Heavyweight prospect Joey Dawejko, who has scored three straight one-round knockouts, takes on Enobong Umohette, of Nigeria, in an eight-round fight.

Dawejko, 24, had a big year in 2014, going 5-0 and beating fringe contender Derric Rossy, of New York, to break onto the heavyweight scene 12 months ago.

A pro since 2009, Dawejko, also known as The Tank, is 13-3-2, 6 K0s. In his last three fights, neither David Williams, of Philadelphia, Yohan Banks, of Redwood City, CA, nor Rayford Johnson, of Longview, TX, were able to survive the first round. Dawejko also defeated then-unbeaten Philadelphia Mark Rideout in 2014.

“This could be the start of a big year for me,” Dawejko said, “so I’m not taking any chances. I’m going away to the mountains to train for this fight. Umohette is a big, strong guy and I need to be prepared. Last year was a rebuilding year for me and I hope to get into the world rankings in 2015.

“I saw Umohette fight on video and I listened to his story. This is a big fight for him, also.”

Umohette (left), 35, now living in Milwaukee, WI, started boxing in 1998. Known as The Nigerian Gentleman, he won his country’s National Amateur Championship in 2005 in the super heavyweight division.

After relocating to Wisconsin, he won that state’s Novice Heavyweight Title in 2007.

Umohette turned pro in 2009 and promptly lost his first fight before going on a nine-fight winning streak which included winning the Wisconsin State Heavyweight Title.

“It will be an honor and a privilege to compete against the highly decorated former World Amateur Champion, Joey Dawejko, in his home state of Pennsylvania, which has a legendary boxing history,” Umohette said. “Dawejko’s very distinguished amateur career and his blazing pro career is testimony to his enormous talent. I look forward to an entertaining bout against The Tank.”

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, March 30 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Tuesday, March 31 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Friday, April 3 at 8:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, April 4 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, April 5 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, April 4 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Mid Atlantic: Sunday, April 5 at 12:30am ET

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

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

Upcoming Events on Comcast
3/30: Tuesday Night Fights: Jason Sosa v Bergman Aguilar (boxing)
4/6: Cagezilla Fighting Championship (MMA)
4/13: GPG 19: Portugal VS USA (MMA)
4/20: Broadway Boxing: Rafael “Dynamite” Vazquez v Joseph Rios

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.

Strikers’ Cup 13 Review

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Strikezone Promotions returned to GFL.tv with “Strikers’ Cup 13″ from the Event Center and Sports Bar in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Strikers’ Cup events are hugely successful and showcase the top amateur Muay Thai on the East Coast in Muay Thai and Glory bouts. This card featured 7 highly contested fights with 2 stoppages. Tune in to see these gladiators go to battle in one of the most feared combat sports on the planet where honor is everything.

In the main event, for the 132.5 lb Ultimate Striker Female Lightweight Championship, contested under Glory rules, Diana Zhivanaj defeated Brandice Peltier via split decision in a great back and forth fight. Zhivanaj was the aggressor in the first round and scored with combos while staying on her toes as Peltier covered up for most of the round and was against the ropes and when she did respond, she would throw one strike and not follow up with the type of volume punching that Zhivanaj displayed. In the second, Peltier scored more, especially with a front push kick that slowed the offense of Zhivanaj down. But Zhivanaj continued to dart in and out and try to score with quick combos while Peltier settled in and stalked Zhivanaj but did not throw the amount of strikes that Zhivanaj was still doing. In the third round, Peltier had her best round as she scored with hard body kicks and was throwing more than one strike at a time and matching the volume striking of Zhivanaj while also landing the harder blows. But Zhivanaj displayed great footwork and got Peltier back against the ropes where Zhivanaj was able to score with jabs and straights. After separating Zhivanaj scored with her best punch of the night, an overhand right, that connected flush and buckled Peltier for a moment. The action slowed after that with Zhivanaj scoring with punches and Peltier landing some kicks to the body in a great main event that lived up to the hype.
In a 126 lb Glory rules bout, Tyrone Mason defeated Keyner Rodriguez via KO (kick) in the first round. Rodriguez came out with a flying knee that Mason deflected. Rodriguez followed up with a punching combo, when Mason connect with a spinning back fist. Rodriguez scored with a leg kick as this fight started to heat up. The fighters made their way to the center of the ring where Mason unloaded with a spinning back kick and hit Rodriguez perfectly on the jaw and knocked him out. It was a solid win for the rising Mason against the gritty Rodriguez.
In other action, in a 147 lb Glory rules bout, Matt Ramge defeated Titus Simmons via TKO in the third round. It was a hard punching bout with Ramge able to land straight punches from a distance as Simmons tried to mix it up and score from the inside. In the third round, used his reach advantage and continued to score from the outside with straight rights and lead left hooks. Simmons was backed into a corner and Ramge scored with a nice combo and the ref was forced to give a standing 8-count that Simmons could not recover from.

“Striker’ Cup 13″ delivered another smash success on GFL.tv as all the fighters fought with their hearts on their sleeve in the ring. Be sure to catch every punch and kick with this high octane event. Order now and watch it anytime on video on demand and own it for life.

Chazz Witherspoon back in action on Saturday, April 18 at GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey

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Chazz Witherspoon back in action on Saturday, April 18 at GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey
Plus undefeated Matthew Gonzalez, Vidal Rivera, Obafemi Bakari, Courtney Blocker, Erick Kitt, Malik Hawkins and Antoine AIkens
For Immediate Release

Pennsauken, NJ (March 25, 2015)–On Saturday night, April 18 at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey. In the main event, heavyweight contender Chazz Witherpsoon will be in action.

The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions.

Witherspoon (32-3, 24 KO’s) of nearby Paulsboro, New Jersey established himself as one of the top American Heavyweights as the St. Joseph’s University graduate won his first twenty-three bouts with wins over the likes of Michael Alexander (11-0), Talmadge Griffis (24-6-3), Jonathan Haggler (18-1) before suffering his 1st defeat to future two-time world title challenger Chris Arreola via controversial disqualification.

Witherspoon went on to win three win a row which was highlighted by an entertaining 8th round stoppage over Adam “The Swamp Donkey” Richards (21-1). That fight was voted Ring Magazine’s 2008 Heavyweight Fight of the Year. Witherspoon then dropped a fight to future two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson.

Witherspoon went on to score 4-consecutive knockouts which included a devastating 3rd-round destruction over Tyson Cobb (14-2).

Witherspoon then took on undefeated prospect Seth Mitchell on April 28, 2012 in a bout where Witherspoon had Mitchell badly hurt in several occasions before Mitchell came away with the victory.

In has last bout, Witherspoon stopped Cory Phelps in two rounds at the GPC Event on January 24.

Appearing on the undercard in 4-round bouts will be:

Vidal Rivera (1-0, 1 KO) of Camden, NJ takes on Tyron Stewart (0-1) in a super bantamweight clash.

Obafemi Bakari (2-0) of Staten Island, NY will fight pro debuting Andrew Osborne in a jr. middleweight fight.

Matthew Gonzalez (2-0) of Vineland,NJ will take on Joseph McDonald (0-1) of Concord, NC in a jr. middleweight fight.

Courtney Blocker (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL will take on an opponent to be named in a jr. welterweight bout.

Paris Chisholm of Baltimore will be making his pro debut in a welterweight bout.

Erick Kitt (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL will see action in a jr. middleweight bout.

Malik Hawkins (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will take part in a jr. welterweight bout.

Andrew Pureifoy of Philadelphia will fight in a cruiserweight fight.

Antoine Aikens (9-0, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will take part in a super middleweight bout.

Rocco Salimbene of Pennsauken, NJ will make his pro debut in a lightweight fight

Tickets for the great evening of championship boxing $80 for Ringside, $60 for select and $40 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling 856 472 0443 or 609 938 1755 or by email at info@silverspoonpromotions.com

There will be an after party at the GPG Event Center.

The GPG Event Center is located at 1443 Route 73 in Pennsauken.

For more information and media credentials, contact:

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

New Legend Boxing International Fight Night Preview

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On Saturday, March 28, New Legend Boxing will return to the famed Resorts World Casino New York City with another night of professional boxing for the latest installment of International Fight Night series.

Over the course of boxing history, Cleveland, OH, has been known as a hotbed for producing many talented fighters, including Joey Maxim, Jimmy Bivins and Lloyd Marshall among others. The latest prospect to come out of the hallowed city is undefeated super bantamweight prospect Antonio “Carita” Nieves.

On March 28, the 27-year-old Nieves is making his New York debut, in what will be his first bout scheduled for eight rounds. Nieves was a highly touted amateur winning over 60 fights while becoming a five-time Cleveland Golden Gloves champion, a National Golden Gloves silver medalist and competing in the Olympic Trials. Turning pro in November 2011, Nieves, now 10-0 (5 KOs), had a busy 2014, earning five victories, with three by knockout. In August, Nieves outboxed the 5-0 prospect Justin Lopez over six frames, dropping his foe in the second round en route to winning a shutout unanimous decision.

The 26-year-old lightweight power-punching prospect Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell, 9-2 (6 KOs), twin brother to fellow boxer Dean Burrell, was born in Queens, NY, then raised in London, England, before moving back to the US to turn pro in 2010. Now living in Brooklyn, Burrell trains out of Gleason’s Gym under the tutelage of world-renowned coach Hector Roca. Determined to win his third fight in a row following a controversial six-round split decision defeat back in May 2013, Burrell will be competing in his first eight-round contest.

Popular female fighter Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano will see action in a six-round junior lightweight contest. Currently riding a seven-fight winning streak, the Puerto Rican Brooklynite, 22-5-2 (10 KOs), is now a veteran of the ring, having turned pro back in 2003.

Serrano became a two-time titlist in 2012, picking up the Women’s IBA International super featherweight title that August, winning an eight-round decision over Kerri Hill, then earning another decision victory over Angel Gladney in November to grab the UBF female lightweight title. In what promises to be a barnburner, Serrano will be facing the equally experienced Fatuma Zarika, 24-9-1 (14 KOs), of Nairobi, Kenya, who is a former Women’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight titlist. Zarika will be making her US debut.

WORLD FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS SUPER SHOW – A NIGHT OF SUPERB LOCAL MMA AND MUAY THAI AT THE GRAND SIERRA RESORT CASINO WFC 37, GRAND SIERRA RESORT, RENO, NV

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World Fighting Championships brings live, local mixed martial arts and Muay Thai back to Northern Nevada with another supers show featuring the best local talent Northern Nevada has to offer.

“The fans have been asking so we brought it back! It wasn’t long ago that we pulled off our first show with Muay Thai and MMA here at the Grand Sierra Resort. The fans loved the event and we are proud to be able to give all the amazing fight camps the opportunities they deserve. This event has several big fights that are going to deliver action.” – Matt McGovern, President, World Fighting Championships.

Several bouts on the card deserve the billing of main event including two highly anticipated women’s Muay Thai matchups. Victoria Engberson, a WFC veteran, welcomes Marie Choi to the WFC ring for the top billed Muay Thai fight of the night. Jullian McCuan and Leizel Beliso collide at the 106 lbs weight limit to establish the WFC light flyweight division in Northern Nevada. And Vinnie Reymus and Jonathan Liman square off at a catchweight of 175 lbs for three rounds of MMA action.

This card is stacked with action from top to bottom with many new and old faces entering the WFC ring: Melvin Washington, Willy Whipple, Adam Hebenstreich, Brady Huang, Jullian McCuan, Leizel Beliso, Carlos Sanchez, Michael Gilliland, Kali Manu, Johnny Fields,

Daniel Reece, Zach Andrews, Joe Irvin, Kyle Lehane, Mike Harding, Michael Hoker, Mike Martinez, TJ Kullar, Mike Sandidge, and Lamar Gosey.

The official WFC 37 weigh-in will take place on Thursday April 11th inside the Grand Sierra Resort at 6pm. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public with fans encouraged to attend and support their fighters.

Tickets start at $27 for general admission and are available through the WFC website at www.worldfightingchampionships.com. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets early, as the best seats sell out early.

Can’t catch the event live? Join us online for live pay-per-view action hosted by GoFightLive! Visit www.gfl.tv and search for WFC 37, live from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Gates open at 7:00 p.m. on fight night. First fight is at 8:00 p.m.

For more news and more information on World Fighting Championships: http://www.worldfightingchampionships.com

(Press Only) For more information press are encouraged to request media passes early for coverage of the live event. For media to include videos and high resolution images or fighter interviews, contact:

Derek Imig

World Fighting Championships

702-427-9767 derek@wfcfights.com

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