WFC 30 Review

October 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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World class boxing returned as WFC presented “WFC 30″ from the Belle of Baton Rouge in, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the GFL Combat Sports Network. WFC promotes premier boxing and MMA shows across the United States as a proving ground for tomorrow’s future stars and established veterans looking to mix it up. This card featured 5 hard hitting fights with back and forth action showcasing several up and coming boxers from the region.

In the main event, for the WFC Middleweight Championship, Travis Scott (18-0) used pinpoint accuracy to defeat Taronze Washington (16-18) via unanimous decision and remain undefeated. Scott used a laser like jab and kept it in the face of Washington the whole fight. Scott would throw two or three quick jabs then come over the top with a right cross. Washington was a great test for the upstart Scott as he proved to be very durable and would not quit. Washington fired back with combos, but Scott was usually out of harm’s way by then and the punches from Washington would miss their mark. Now that Washington holds a title, it will be interesting to see who he is matched up against for his first title defense as WFC continues to produce cards at a breakneck pace.

In the co-main event, Justin Thomas (10-0) defeated Daniel Henry (2-1-3) via unanimous decision. Thomas had too much for Henry as he won the fight with his volume punching and constant pressure. Thomas, a southpaw, connected with straight lefts all night and did damage with his punches while Henry remained game all fight and did his best work while inside landing hooks and uppercuts. But from a distance, Thomas was able to land and not be hit as he mixed up his combos well and continued to score with his best weapon, the straight left.

In other action Chris Singleton (13-1) defeated Steve Trumble (13-31) via TKO in the fourth round. This was a classic case of a boxer versus a brawler as Singleton displayed a very technical game both with his punching and defense, while Trumble tried to mix it up from the very beginning a land with lunging hooks and overhands. A lot of the punches Trumble threw were off balance shots and Singleton took advantage as he landed a hook that caught Trumble and made Trumble touch the floor with his glove causing an automatic knockdown. Singleton continued to win the exchanges for most of the fight and finished the fight in the fourth. The end came when Singleton landed a nice left hook that sent Trumble back against the ropes as he dropped to a knee. The ref gave Trumble a standing 8-count, but deemed Trumble unable to continue even though the round was essentially over as the finish came at 2:59 of the round. Singleton dropped Trumble right before the finish with two hard overhand rights and even though Trumble made it back to his feet he was still feeling the effects of that knockdown when Trumble landed the hook that sealed the deal. It was a solid win for Singleton who continues to show new facets to his game and improves with every outing.

Don’t miss the latest installment as WFC presents “WFC 30″, exclusively on GFL VOD. Watch rising prospects and established vets mix it up from bell to bell from the beautiful Belle of Baton Rouge.

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“King” Jorge Diaz back at Featherweight for fight with Haro this Friday night in Somerset, NJ

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Somerset, NJ (October 21, 2014)--This Friday night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, Jorge Diaz (18-3, 10 KO’s) will be back at his natural Featherweight when he takes on Jose Haro (8-1, 6 KO’s) in the 8-round co-feature of a big card promoted by GH3 Promotions.
In the 8-round main event, undefeated Middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) takes on Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KO’s)
Diaz, who was a heralded prospect got back on the winning mark when he scored a 6-round unanimous decision over Ramon Ellis on July 25 in Verona, New York.
The bout, which was contested at Lightweight saw Diaz use his speed and look very sharp against the naturally bigger Ellis.
The native of New Brunswick, New Jersey is not only back at a familiar weight but is back to the man who molded and sculpted then now 27 year-old.
“Everything is good.  I have been with my amateur trainer, Steve Rivera.  He knows me best and he has me back to being me,” said Diaz.
He is taking on a tough opponent in Haro.  The native of Salt Lake City, Utah brings in a record of 8-1 with 6 knockouts.
“From my understanding he is a tough opponent.  I know he has 6 knockouts.  I am just going to go out there and give my best effort.  I am more confident then I was before.”
That confidence is being back to a weight class to where Diaz feels that he can not only be a contender but a world champion.
“I am the a new Jorge Diaz.  I am the real Jorge Diaz.  I was in the Arturo Gatti camp before and I think I was trying to be too much like him.  I feel now with the way I am feeling within three or four fights, I am a world champion.  I know that best has yet to come.”

In an 8-round bout, Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KO’s) of North Bergen, NJ will take on Darnell Jiles Jr. (9-3-2, 3 KO’s) of Rochester, NY in a Lightweight fight.

Also on the card in 6-round bouts:
Undefeated Super Middleweight John Magda (7-0, 6 KO’s) of Ruthorford, NJ will take on Edgar Perez (6-11, 3 KO’s) of Chicago, IL
In four round bouts:

Lightweight Bienvenido Diaz (1-0, 1 KO) of Prospect Park, NJ take on an opponent to be named.

Glenn Dezurn (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will fight Raymond Chacon (5-10) of Los Angeles.
Anthony Cintron (2-0, 1 KO) of Hawley, PA will fight pro debuting Rennard Oliver of Baton, Rouge, LA.
Heavyweight Leon Johnson of Newark, NJ will make his pro debut against Ray Santiago (1-4) of Albany, NY.
Caleb Hernandez of Paterson, NJ will make his pro debut against Anton Williamson (1-0) of Albany, NY.
Tickets for this outstanding evening of boxing can be purchased for $125 for Stage seating, $100 for Front Row, $75 for Ringside and $50 for General Admission by calling 862-223-9487.
The Ukrainian Cultural Center is located 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey
For more information & media credentials, Contact:
Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or

Undefeated Middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas ready for Jose Medina this Friday in Somerset, New Jersey

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Somerset, NJ (October 20, 2014)--This Friday night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, undefeated Middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) will take on tough veteran Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KO’s) of Tilton, NH in a eight round bout that will headline a big night of boxing promoted by GH3 Promotions.
Douglas of Burke, Virginia has been training hard for this bout as he is coming off the first blemish of his career when he was held to a majority draw against former world title challenger Michel Soro on July 25.
“Everything has been good.  I have been training real hard for this fight,” said Douglas.
Douglas was seemingly cruising to a victory as he used a consistent punch output and was firmly in control of the bout until a right hand in the 8th round changed things and Douglas held on for the draw.  The bout proved to be a big learning experience for the 22 year-old.
“I learned that I need to be fighting at 160 lbs,” in reference to the bout being contested at 157 lbs where Douglas weighed in at a just 155 1/2.
“I was doing well and just he got me with a good punch over my jab.”
In Medina he will be taking on an opponent who has wins over Issac Rodriguez (17-1) and Chris Fitzpatrick (14-0) and has a draw with former world champion Joachim Alcine (32-2).
“Medina is an experienced guy.  He has had his fair share of fights and he definitely comes to fight.”
The fight with Soro headlined the 200th edition of Sho Box and with a win over Medina, Douglas will be back on the national television circuit.
“After this, I expect more television fight, more air time and I will continue to move forward.
Douglas was in camp with recent IBF Middleweight champion Sam Soliman.  Being in camp with the former champ did a great service for Douglas.
“It was a great experience sparring with Soliman.  He is a cool guy and great to work with.  It doesn’t get better then to spar with a world champion.
“I am ready to fight as usual and I am ready to bring home another victory.”
GH3 Promotions has taken full responsibility for his last catch weight at 157 lbs,” said GH3 CEO Vito Mielnicki.
“Douglas being so dedicated to his craft, he came in at 155 and was not able to hydrate Back up after the weigh in.  I think me wanting him to showcase his skills almost caused a bad decision on my part.  He is one the most talented up coming stars in the game.  He is a baby and he is growing every fight.  GH3 Promotions is looking to get him 3 fights by January 15 and then make are move on the middleweight title.  I know he can beat anyone in the game.  He is that special.”, finished Mielnicki
In the eight round co-feature, Featherweight Jorge Diaz (18-3, 10 KO’s) will see action against Jose Haro (8-1, 6 KO’s) of Salt Lake City, New Jersey
Also on the card in 6-round bouts:
Undefeated Super Middleweight John Magda (7-0, 6 KO’s) of Ruthorford, NJ will take on Edgar Perez (6-11, 3 KO’s) of Chicago, IL
In an eight round bout, Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KO’s) of North Bergen, NJ will fight Darnell Jiles Jr. (9-3-2, 3 KO’s) of Rochester, NY
In four round bouts:

Lightweight Bienvenido Diaz (1-0, 1 KO) of Prospect Park, NJ take on an opponent to be named.

Glenn Dezurn (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will fight Raymond Chacon (5-10) of Los Angeles.
Anthony Cintron (2-0, 1 KO) of Hawley, PA will fight pro debuting Rennard Oliver of Baton, Rouge, LA.
Heavyweight Leon Johnson of Newark, NJ will make his pro debut against Ray Santiago (1-4) of Albany, NY.
Caleb Hernandez of Paterson, NJ will make his pro debut against Anton Williamson (1-0) of Albany, NY.
Tickets for this outstanding evening of boxing can be purchased for $125 for Stage seating, $100 for Front Row, $75 for Ringside and $50 for General Admission by calling 862-223-9487.
The Ukrainian Cultural Center is located 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey
For more information & media credentials, Contact:
Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or

Keyston Boxing October 24 Preview

October 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The Keystone Boxing card slated for Friday, October 24 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD is coming together.

Undefeated Palmer Park, MD super featherweight Kevin “K-Smoov” Rivers, Jr. returns to action in the six-round main event. Rivers (9-0, six KO’s) will take on Karl Garcia-Rios of Caguas, Puerto Rico (4-2, one KO).

Rivers is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Xavier Montelongo on June 13 at Rosecroft. Garcia-Rios won a four-round split decision over previously undefeated Pedro Vicente on March 15 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Garcia-Rios will be led to to the ring by former two-division WBO champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon who is making his debut as a head trainer.

The co-feature will match Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy “Hardwork” July against Tony Ferrante of Philadelphia, PA in an eight-round battle. July (16-1-3, six KO’s) fought to an eight-round draw against Quantis Graves on April 12 in Baltimore, MD. Ferrante (12-6, seven KO’s) is winless in his last five bouts.

Two other bouts are signed for the card at this time. Rookie junior welterweight Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD will take on Jeffrey Ramos of San Juan, Puerto Rico in a four-round contest. Harris (2-0, two KO’s) scored a third-round TKO over Michael Doyle on July 18 at Rosecroft. Ramos (3-2, two KO’s) was stopped in the third round against Luis Olivares on March 14 in Kissimmee, FL.

Also, DC featherweight Marcus “The Animal” Bates goes against Edgardo Marin of Humacao, Puerto Rico in another four-rounder. Bates (2-0-1, two KO’s) battled to a four-round draw against Stephon McIntyre on January 17 at Rosecroft. Marin (0-2-1) has fought in back-to-back split decisions, losing one and one ending in a draw.

Also scheduled to be on this card are Capitol Heights, MD light heavyweight Shaborn Ryals (2-0), junior lightweight Joshua “Dynamite” Davis (7-1, three KO’s) and the debuting Cobia “Soldier” Breedy, a former Caribbean featherweight amateur champion from Bridgetown, Barbados.

GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 on Comcast TCN & CSN Beginning October 20

October 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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October 17, 2014

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as North American Allied Fight Series presents another show stopper with NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8, featuring a full lineup of blue chip fighters anchored by a huge title fight.

The North American Allied fight Series will return to Canton, Ohio with yet another loaded professional fight card. This will be the promotions fifth event in the Hall of Fame city which also serves as NAAFS home base. “As most NAAFS fans know, I was born and raised in Canton which is regarded as a tough, gritty, blue collar city that loves its sports,” stated NAAFS CEO and Canton native Greg Kalikas. “We usually try to load up these cards when we come to Canton and deliver the most exciting event possible which I believe we will deliver once again. The Civic Center is one of the best arena’s we visit and it should be rocking on fight night!”

The main event features a rescheduled super fight between former NAAFS champion Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-7) and current champion Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (13-7) who will put his featherweight title on the line. With both fighters having already tasted NAAFS gold, a win here could propel one of these warriors right back into prominence on a global scale. Regardless of the outcome, this is one fight local fans have been waiting to witness for nearly seven years when both of these fighters were tearing up the NAAFS amateur circuit.

The night’s co-main event will see the return of Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (4-0) to the NAAFS cage when he takes on the always dangerous Charles Stanford (5-2). Garbrandt has gotten off to a 4-0 start to his pro career under the tutelage of team Alpha Male head coach and former world Champion Urijah Faber who will be in Garbrandt’s corner in Canton. Many insiders speculate that Garbrandt could be one big win away from a shot with the UFC or another major organization.

Stanford will look to steal Grabrandt’s thunder to make his own name on October 4th and has good reason to be optimistic. Stanford has won four of his last five fights with his only loss a decision to perhaps the country’s top bantamweight prospect at that time in Isaiah Chapman. Chapman has since gone on to sign with the World Series of Fighting while Stanford sees this as his chance to put his stamp on the bantamweight division and place his name among the sports elite prospects.

The pro card will also feature a heavyweight collision between NAAFS veterans in former HW champ Big John Hawk (9-5) and former #1 contender Bobby Brents (14-4). This could be a title fight in most situations and the winner may find himself in that position after this crucial NAAFS bout. Both fighters are known for their aggressive styles and great chins which make this a fight no true fight fan will want to miss.

West Virginia’s “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson (3-0), perhaps the Midwest’s top young featherweight prospect, returns to Ohio looking for his fourth straight win to kick off his professional career. Hanson will face Canada’s Matt DiMarcantonio (5-4) who makes his NAAFS debut and looks for career win number six as a pro.

Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, October 20 at 7:00pm ET

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Thursday, October 23 at 9:00pm ET

TCN Replay: (Philly): Friday, October 24 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, October 25 at 11:00pm ET

TCN Replay: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, October 26 at 1:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm ET

CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, October 26 at 4:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 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

CSN Philadelphia

CSN Washington

CSN Baltimore

CSN New England

CSN Northwest

CSN Bay Area

Upcoming Events on Comcast

10/20: NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 (MMA)

10/27: Broadway Boxing: Elio-Rojas v Robert-Osiobe (boxing)

11/3: Ohio Fighting Championship 22 (mma)

11/10: Daily News Golden Gloves Finals – Day 2 (boxing)

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Broadway Boxing: Hardy vs Hoy

October 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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New York, NY (10/15/14) – Earlier tonight at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan, DiBella Entertainment returned for the latest installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, sponsored by Everlast and Manfredi Auto Group. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, each boxer wore pink and black boxing gloves donated by Everlast.

Headlining the action-packed event, popular Brooklynite Heather “The Heat” Hardy, 121, dominated the formidable Crystal Hoy, 121, of Las Vegas, NV, over 10 rounds to become the WBC International junior featherweight champion, in a superb performance. Hardy boxed extremely effectively throughout, demonstrating many facets of her talent and ability. She was incredibly accurate with her shots while both pressing forward and fighting off the back foot. When Hoy stepped up her attack near the midway point, Hardy proved adept at exhibiting elusive defensive maneuvers and landing counter shots to offset her opponent’s aggression. Whenever Hoy found her way inside, Hardy had no qualms about trading power shots, creating some exciting exchanges. Setting up beautiful combinations behind a stiff jab, Hardy went on to win a clear 10-round decision. Scorecards read 100-90, 99-91, and a puzzling tally of 95-95, which brought jeers from the crowd. Now 11-0 (2 KOs), Hardy remained unbeaten, while Hoy fell to 5-7-4 (2 KOs).

“Winning the WBC title is every boxer’s dream coming up,” said Hardy, “and now this is a dream come true. It’s an honor to win this belt and I plan to proudly defend it and prove to be a worthy champion.”

In the co-feature bout, New York Golden Gloves champion and Broadway Boxing staple, light heavyweight southpaw Travis Peterkin, 176, of Brooklyn, competed in his first eight-round contest, facing Sacramento, California’s Otis Griffin, 179, of The Next Great Champ reality series fame. Peterkin immediately began backing Griffin up, landing his thudding jab. When Griffin would find his way past the jab, Peterkin met him with a straight right hand down the pipe. Over the second half, Peterkin began backing Griffin to the ropes, landing hooks downstairs. In the fifth and sixth rounds, it was evident that Peterkin’s pressure and heavy hands were breaking Griffin down. With Griffin’s punch resistance diminished, Peterkin threw combinations with abandon. Earning a unanimous decision with scores of 80-72, and 79-73 twice, Peterkin upped his record to 13-0 (5 KOs). Griffin saw his record fall to 24-17-2 (10 KOs).

“This was my first eight-round fight,” said Peterkin. “I wanted to pace myself, box effectively and slowly break him down over the distance. My jab was key and my combinations were on point.”

Freeport, New York’s junior middleweight prospect Patrick Day, 153, the former #1 amateur in the US and a National champion, locked horns with the rugged Felipe Reyes, 153, of Houston, TX, trading shots in a phone booth for six thrilling rounds. Reyes took to leaning in and hoping to land wild overhand rights. Day frequently opened up Reyes’ guard by digging to the body first then following through with uppercuts to the chin. In the fifth, Day landed a right hook upstairs to deck Reyes, as he bounced off the ropes. After six rounds, Day earned a shutout unanimous decision with three scores of 60-53, to lift his record to 9-0-1 (5 KOs), while Reyes dropped to 5-4 (3 KOs).

“I felt that I put on a good performance,” said Day. “I think I showed a different side of myself and proved that I am versatile, fighting Reyes head to head. He was very game, but he came in with his head a bit much, using roughhouse tactics. I’m now ready to step up and fight in an eight-round bout next time out.”

Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions, Inc., the 25-year-old Ukrainian Ivan Golub, 159¼, now living and training in Brooklyn, NY, improved to 2-0 (1 KO), by demolishing the normally durable Kirk Huff, 159, 3-2 (1 KO), Arnold, MO, inside the opening round. Stalking Huff from the outset, the southpaw Golub eventually trapped him in a neutral corner and landed a thudding left to the body. Huff immediately dropped in pain and, though he arose, the referee felt he was in no condition to continue, halting the bout by TKO at 1:11 of round one. A former amateur star, Golub had amassed an astonishing record of 270-32. He became a five-time Ukrainian National champion, and won bronze medals at the Junior World Championships in 2006 and at the World Championships in 2009. Golub also participated in the World Series of Boxing, winning all five of his bouts.

“I applied pressure right away and quickly spotted the opening to land my left downstairs,” said Golub. “I hit Huff right on the liver and down he went.”

The 20-year-old English/Irish Steed “The Stallion” Woodall, 164, born in Birmingham, England, and now living and training in Palm Beach, FL, made his NYC debut boxing his way to a unanimous four-round decision over the always-tough Azamat Umarzoda, 162, 0-6-2, of Las Vegas, NV. As an amateur, Woodall was a five-time English National champion and a two-time British champion, having accrued a 41-5 record along the way. In his fifth professional outing, Woodall focused on his technical ability and placing his shots well, dishing out a steady stream of jabs and straight right hands. Umarzoda ate whatever leather Woodall threw his way and kept on coming, but that did not deter the Florida transplant. Halfway through, Woodall began pounding the body as he outworked his resilient adversary. After four frames, the judges tallied 40-36 twice, and 39-37, all for Woodall, who improved to 5-0 (3 KOs).

“There was a lot of anticipation coming to the Big Apple for the first time, a city that Iâ??ve always wanted to visit,” said Woodall. “I had a durable opponent in front of me, but I worked my jab and body shots well and I was glad to get in the work.”

Opening up the card, former 2012 Olympian for the Dominican Republic, Wellington Arias Romero, 144, 4-0-1 (2 KOs), of Newburgh, NY, fought to a draw against Lazar Stojadinovic, 146, 1-1-1, of Miami, FL. Stojadinovic started out aggressively winging hooks, while the southpaw Romero looked to establish the proper distance to land his straight punches. Though Romero landed several pinpoint left hands, Stojadinovic remained steadfast, continuously applying pressure and outworking his foe to make it a close affair. Often pinning Romero against the ropes, Stojadinovic’s work rate was favored by the judges. Following the end of the fourth and final stanza, the scorecards read 39-37 for Stojadinovic, and two votes of 38-38, for the draw verdict.

The next installment of Broadway Boxing will take place in December, back at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

Cage Soldiers 2 Preview

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Cage Soldiers comes to GFL with “Cage Soldiers 2″ from the Core Strength Fitness on 8 Norval Court in Maroochydore, Australia on October 18. The full rules Muay Thai and MMA card is anchored by fierce competition.

In the main event, Scott Thorburn takes on Dalton Jenkins. Thorburn has been on a tear lately and continues to build on his already well rounded game. Thorburn will look to connect with solid kicks, knees and punches as he is well versed in mixing up his combos. Jenkins is blessed with an iron chin and hands of stone. Look for Jenkins to start the fight with a bang as he will try to earn the respect of Thorburn in the opening seconds with his barrage of strikes. This fight will be a barnburner with both men looking to land one, picture perfect haymaker and end their opponent’s night.

Boy “Wonder” Pramaree fights Mark Lucchiari in a 74 kg bout that has the region buzzing in anticipation. Pramaree is a grinder who loves to take his time when breaking down his opponents. Pramaree uses pinpoint striking to keep his opponents on the defensive and will look to do just that against Lucchiari. Lucchiari fights with a fury of ill will as he looks to put his opponents through the ringer. Lucchiari is relentless once the bell rings and is happy to mix it up in the center of the ring for the full fight. This contrast in styles makes for an interesting fight where the fighter with the better game plan will have a decided advantage.

The full lineup is below.

Scott Thorburn V Dalton Jenkins 3 x 5 A Class 66-67kg
Boy “Wonder” Pramaree (Nukzu) V Mark Lucchiari S(/Force) 5 x 3 FTR @74kg

4 Man Final 5 x 2 FTR @ 72kg
Ryan McDonald (CSF) V Joel Anderson (SCTBC) 5 x 2 FTR @ 62.5-63kg
Sam Burt (CSF) V Arkheem Lucchiari (Strikeforce) 5 x 2 FTR @ 62.5
Bronwyn Noffke (Brothers MMA) V Hera Tamati 3 x 3 @56.7
Dwayne Harris V Matt Webb (Semi 2) 3 x 2 Mod Thai
Tommy Gun V Zacc Forbes-Smith (Semi 1) 3 x 2 Mod Thai

Under-Card – all Mod Thai knees to head

Rowan Page (Nukzu) V David Beams (Karma) 3 x 2 @ 77kg
Paul Hosking (Nukzu) V Trent Wroe (CSF) 3 x 2 @ 78kg
Lachlan Watkins (Prod) V Matt Baker (Karma) 3 x 2 @ 94kg
Luke Breese (UG) V Luke Chapman (Prod) 3 x 2 @ 80kg
Megan Baulch(Karma) V Nicola Andrew (HOMT) 3 x 2 @ 68-70kg

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “Cage Soldiers 2″ is must-see TV. Watch as these gladiators display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows and do it from Maroochydore, Australia on October 18. Order this event exclusively at

PowerPlay Promotions 25 Review

October 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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CLICK HERE TO ORDER ––4-Man-Eliminator/2497

PowerPlay Promotions presented World Championship Kickboxing on with “PowerPlay Promotions 25″ from the famous Melbourne Pavilion in Melbourne, Australia. The full rules Muay Thai card was anchored by a blistering 4-man Eliminator Tournament.

In the main event of the 4-man Eliminator Tournament, Brad Riddell defeated Maseh Nuristani via majority decision. With the win, Riddell becomes the tourney champion and also wins the $10,000 cash prize. Riddell was the aggressor and scored with body punches and showed a great foundation in the fight as he was able to land heavy punches and kicks throughout the fight while staying compact and in control. Nuristani, a southpaw, tried to counter punch and was able to land high kicks and round kicks from a distance while taking advantage of his reach.  Both fighters kept up the pressure in the second where Nuristani scored with knees in the clinch and Riddell continued to throw a large volume of strikes and continually be the aggressor. In the third and final round, Nuristani continued to find his mark with low kicks, and shots to the body of Riddell but Riddell kept the pressure up and continued to come forward land punches to the head and body, something that paid dividends in the eyes of the judges.

Riddell got to the finals with a win earlier in the night against Michael Badato. Riddell won the fight via TKO as he punished Badato inside the ring. This was probably fight of the night as Badato bested Riddell in the early going with body kicks and used his distance well by not allowing Riddell to get off more than one shot at a time. Then Riddell connected with a big left hook that hurt Badato and Riddell smelled blood in the water and continued to pummel Badato with a series of uppercuts, hooks and overhand rights. Badato proved to have a tough chin as he didn’t go down initially and just absorbed the punishment before succumbing to an 8-count. Badato wasn’t ready to go after the 8-coutn and the ref called the fight off. Riddell’s win came out of nowhere and really displayed the viciousness of his strikes in the ring as the fight turned on a dime.

Nuristani cut his path to the finals with a win against Jason Scerri via majority decision. This fight was constant action and both Nuristani and Scerri threw heaters at each other from the opening bell. Nuristani proved to be a very effective counter striker as he would connect with high kicks while backing up. Scerri pressed the action at times but Nuristani connected with the harder punches and kicks.

If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then “PowerPlay Promotions 25″ is must-see TV. Watch as these brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows all the way from Australia as Power Play Promotions returns to GFL. Order this event exclusively at and watch it anytime on VOD.

WFC 30

October 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – September 18, 2014 – World Fighting Championships returns to the Belle of Baton Rouge for another explosive night of professional boxing, featuring the best local talent that The Capital City has to offer. WFC 30 raises the stakes on October 17th, when Travis Scott (17-0, 4KO) will fight for the WFC Middleweight Championship Title.

Scott, a former US Marine, is best described as a “pure boxer.” “I don’t go for the knock-out,” said Scott of his fighting style. ” possess a gift. That gift is to beat my opponent mentally. I use his strength against him. When he burns out, that’s when I go to work.” Scott will go to work in an eight round bout on October 17th in pursuit of the WFC Middleweight title. “It’s always good to have an opportunity to add another title to my professional resume. Anytime there’s something new to gain, something meaningful, I guess I gotta work hard to get it,” said Scott.

In the six-round, co-main event bout, Baton Rouge’s Justin Thomas (9-0, 5KO) faces the tough Daniel Henry (2-1-3, 0KO) of Austin, Texas. Thomas is coming off a unanimous decision win over super middleweight Martin Verdin (20-18-2, 11KO) at WFC 26 in August. Thomas described Verdin as his toughest opponent to date. “I was going for the stoppage, but Verdin is a veteran. He knew what to do to survive the round,” said Thomas of the contest. Thomas is excited to once again be able to showcase his talents in his hometown. “It’s the best feeling in the world to fight in front of my hometown fans. Getting to show the results of all my hard work and everything I put into boxing in front of the people who saw me come up is just the best feeling,” said Thomas.

Also featured on the card, local sensation Chris Singleton (12-1, 5KO) will face the experienced Steve Trumble (13-31, 8KO). Singleton will be fighting in his hometown for the first time in over two years. “It means everything to me to fight at home,” said Singleton. “I have sparred with Trumble before. He’s a strong, tough veteran, and it’s going to be a competitive fight. I’m ready to put on a great show for everyone.”

Rounding out the card, Arthur Thomas (1-0, 1KO) will face Todd Manuel (8-4-1, 1KO), and Larry Stampley (Debut) will face Jay Orta (7-17-2, 4KO).

Up-and-coming promoter, and President of WFC, Matt McGovern, is excited about the direction that boxing is taking in the South. Said the young promoter, “Our last seven events in Baton Rouge have sold out, and been packed with enthusiastic boxing fans. I think the South is a great place for boxing, and we’re lucky to be working with talented fighters and a great venue here in Baton Rouge.”

Southeastern boxing is ready to deliver again! Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on October 17 as WFC presents “WFC 30″ exclusively at


October 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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New York, NY (10/1/14) – On Wednesday, October 15, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will return to NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club & Grill for the latest edition of its Broadway Boxing series, hosting a special event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in which Everlast will be donating pink and black boxing gloves to show their support.

Once dubbed “a female Arturo Gatti” by promoter Lou DiBella, the always-exciting Heather “The Heat” Hardy (10-0, 2 KO’s) will headline a seven-bout card, facing off against Crystal Hoy, of Las Vegas, in a 10-round junior featherweight contest. Last time out, Hardy engaged a very game Jackie Trivilino in a seven-round war held at the Barclays Center, in front of hometown fans in Brooklyn, on June 14. The fight was stopped after the seventh round due to a cut that Hardy suffered over her right eye from an accidental head butt. Going to the scorecards, Hardy won a technical decision. In November of 2013, Hardy picked up her first title belt when she knocked out Ana Gomez in two rounds for the UBF International super bantamweight championship. Now, she will attempt to seize the vacant WBC International junior featherweight title against Hoy, in what will be her first bout scheduled for 10 rounds.

“It is an honor to be fighting for a WBC title,” said Hardy. “It’s what every boxer dreams of when they are starting out. I know that Crystal Hoy will be tough and that she has been around for a long time. I’ve been working hard, putting in extra long hours at the gym. With regard to breast cancer awareness, I’m happy to do what I can, as this really hits home for me and my family.”

New York Golden Gloves champion Travis Peterkin (12-0, 5KO’s) competes in an eight-round light heavyweight matchup. Brooklyn’s Peterkin has already picked up two wins thus far in 2014. In his last fight on August 13, on Broadway Boxing, Peterkin displayed a piston-like jab as he broke down Lamont Williams over six rounds to earn a unanimous decision.

Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions, Inc, the 25-year-old Ukrainian Ivan Golub, now living and training in Brooklyn, NY, had amassed an astonishing record of 270-32 during his amateur career. He became a five-time Ukrainian National champion, won bronze medals at the Junior World Championships in 2006 and at the World Championships in 2009. He also participated in the World Series of Boxing, winning all five of his bouts. Now 1-0 as a pro, the former amateur standout made his professional debut on June 27, at the Ameristar Casino, in Saint Charles, MO, earning a four-round unanimous decision over Javon Wright. Poised to take the professional ranks by storm, Golub will face Kirk Huff (3-1, 1KO), of Arnold, MO, in a four-round middleweight contest.

The 20-year-old English/Irish Steed “The Stallion” Woodall (4-0, 3KO’s), born in Birmingham, England, and now living and training in Palm Beach, FL, will make his first professional appearance in the Big Apple when he meets Danville, Virginia’s Travis McLaren, in a six-round junior middleweight bout. Turning pro this past March, Woodall has stayed active, winning four fights thus far, with three by knockout, including two in the very first round. As an amateur, Woodall was a five-time English National champion and a two-time British champion, having accrued a 41-5 record along the way. Now the fast-fisted and heavy-handed Woodall believes that his aggressive style is better suited for the pro ranks.

The highly touted Dominican southpaw junior welterweight Wellington Romero (4-0, 3KO’s), of Newburgh, NY, will participate on the undercard in a four-round bout. Romero is a former 2012 Olympian who has extremely fast hands and excellent technical ability. Compiling a 213-17 amateur record, Romero battled the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko, Felix Verdejo and Jose Pedraza, and he has two great wins over Jose Ramirez. Since turning professional in October 2013, he has begun to adapt to the pro game, placing more power behind his punches. In his last bout on June 21, the 5’9” 23-year-old Romero took on a fighter who had never been stopped in Mack Babb and dropped him twice with body shots en route to winning by TKO in the second round.

Freeport, New York’s junior middleweight prospect Patrick Day (8-0-1, 5KO’s), the former #1 amateur in the U.S. and a national champion, will see action in a four-round contest against Tavorus Teague (2-1-1, 1KO), of La Habra, CA. All five of his knockouts have come in two rounds or less. On July 23, at BB King Blues Club, Day looked incredibly polished as he impressively blasted out Brad Jackson in the second round of a short-but-electrifying affair.

Also performing on the card in a six-round super middleweight bout will be the undefeated Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (17-0-1, 10KO’s), returning to the ring following a 13-month layoff. He was scheduled to square off against Hungarian Norbert Nemesapati on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” this past August, but had to pull out after suffering a rib injury during training. His last fight took place on August 14, 2013, at BB King Blues Club, when he outpointed Michael Gbenga over six frames.

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