Christopher Brooker & Antowyan Aikens meet Face to Face before their big showdown this Friday, May 6 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Philadelphia, PA (May 2, 2016)–THIS Friday night, May 6th, a terrific night of boxing returns the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia as King’s Promotions presents a ten-bout card.
In the main event, rising super middleweight Christopher Brooker (8-1, 5 KOs) takes on Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1. 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
This past Friday night in Atlantic City, the Brooker of Philadelphia and Aikens of Atlantic City met for an impromptu face off and they are both ready for this important battle.
In the six-round co-feature, former world welterweight champion, Kermit Cintron (35-5-2, 28 KO’s) of Reading, PA will be back in action when he takes on Eduardo Flores (23-20-3, 15 KO’s) of Quito, Ecuador in a jr. middleweight bout.
In a six-round super lightweight bout, Naim Nelson (12-1, 1 NC, 1 KO) battles Carlos Velasquez (24-23-2, 15 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua.
In a six-round super welterweight bout, Erik Spring (6-1,1 KO) of Reading, PA will fight Justin Johnson (6-11-4) of Pittsburgh, PA.
In four-round bouts:
Scott Kelleher (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Robert Ramos (1-4, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA in a super lightweight fight.
Tyrone Crawley Jr. (4-0) of Philadelphia will square off with Korey Sloane (2-8-2) of Philadelphia in lightweight bout.
Amir Shabazz (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Tahlik Taylor (1-3) of Freeport, NY in a light heavyweight affair.
Aaron Brooks of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Ryan Bivins (0-1-1) of Philadelphia in super middleweight bout.
Thomas Velasquez (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will fight Grashino Yancy (1-0) of Staten Island, New York in a super featherweight bout.
Emmanuel Folly (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will take on an opponent to be announced in a bantamweight contest.
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Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 23rd installment of the popular “Rockin Fights” series before another sellout crowd this past Saturday at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.
The main event saw Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith (21-1 17KO Mastic, NY) continue his rampage through the Light Heavyweight division, scoring a 2nd round TKO over the very game Fabiano Pena (16-5-1 12KO Los Angeles, CA) in a scheduled 10 round contest. Smith came out with a purpose at the opening bell stalking Pena behind a hard left jab. Pena did his best to try and fend him off but Smith’s relentless pressure continually backed Pena into the ropes allowing Smith to score with hard combinations. The 2nd round saw Smith land hard lefts and rights to the head and body of Pena. Pena tried answering back with wild overhand punches but Smith remained composed and his defense was tight. The non-stop action continued and near the end of the round, Smith caught Pena flush on the chin with a tremendous left hook which rocked him. Smith seized the opportunity and unleashed a barrage of 20 some odd punches on his opponent forcing referee Eddie Claudio to step in and stop the fight at 2:25 of round 2. Smith has now reeled off 15 straight wins with 10 of them by way of knockout.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about Smith’s performance “Joe Smith looked sensational tonight against a very game, experienced opponent. I think Joe is ready to take on virtually anyone in the Light Heavyweight division and I have full confidence in Joe being in a huge Light Heavyweight fight in the very near future”.
When Joe isn’t knocking out opponents in the ring he knocks out concrete as a member of Local 66 Laborers Union.
The chief support of the card saw the “Battle for Backyard Bragging Rights” and the vacant NY State Jr. Welterweight title was up for grabs as Hicksville’s Anthony Karperis (12-2 4KO) defeated Huntington’s Alan Gotay (8-3 4KO) over 10 fast paced rounds. Each fighter brought a large contingent of fans, who were very vocal throughout this action packed contest. Karperis was the sharper of the two fighters as he boxed and effectively countered the ever charging Gotay. There were many exciting exchanges between the two local fighters but in the end Karperis came away with a decision, winning by scores of 98-92 on two cards and 100-90 on the third.
Daniel Gonzalez stopped Carlos Aguilera in round five of their scheduled 8-round Jr. Welterweight bout.
The bout was stopped at 3:00 of round five due to a cut for Gonzalez, 139.6 lbs of Woodhaven, NY is now 11-0-1 with 5 knockouts. Aguilera, 140 lbs of Minagua, NIC is 8-16.
Patrick Day won a 6-round unanimous decision over Courtney Pennington in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Day, 154.2 lbs of Freeport, NY won by scores of 59-55 twice and 58-56 and is now 12-2-1. Pennington, 154.2 lbs of Brooklyn, NY is now 8-3-1.
Michael Stoute won a 4-round majority decision over Jonel Lorenzo in a Super Bantamweight bout.
Stoute, 121.8 lbs of Coram, NY won by scores of 39-37 twice and 38-38 and is now 2-0. Lorenzo, 122 lbs of Newark, NJ was making his pro debut.
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Hard-luck middleweight Dashon Johnson, of Escondido, CA, who came within seconds of upsetting Jesse Hart recently at the 2300 Arena, returns to the same ring when he takes on DeCarlo Perez , of Atlantic City, NJ, in the scheduled eight-round main event Friday evening, June 3. First of seven fights is at 7 p.m.
Johnson (left), 28, who floored the unbeaten Hart in the sixth (waived off by the referee Ernie Sharif) and in the closing seconds of the 10th round, lost a unanimous decision March 18 by scores of 95-94, 97-92, and 98-91, but later filed a protest over the work of Sharif.
A pro since 2008, Johnson has made a career out of fighting some of the best junior middleweights, middleweights and super middleweights, going 19-19-4, 6 K0s against the kind of schedule you rarely see any longer in boxing.
Twelve of Johnson’s opponents were unbeaten when he fought them and his list of opposition includes: Julian Williams, Glen Tapia, Luis Arias, Jermell Charlo, Dominic Wade, Sergio Mora, Craig McEwan, Louis Rose, Adam Trupish, Daquan Arnett and Yudell Johnson.
Only Williams has managed to stop him in 42 fights. Johnson had won four in a row, including a revenge win over Mike Gravonski, before losing to Hart.
“I’m excited to be coming back to Philly, a place where the fans appreciate me for my fighting style and my grind rather than looking at my record,” Johnson said. “I’m grateful to Peltz Boxing for bringing me back and I am looking to pick up right where I left off and put up a great show for the fans.”
Perez (right), 25, knows a victory over Johnson will get his career back on track after suffering a setback Jan. 22 when he was stopped by Rob Brant, of St. Paul, MN, in the fourth round of their Jan. 22 fight in Tucson, AZ, for the vacant NABA middleweight title.
Drained by making 160 for that match, Perez has decided to put on a few pounds and grow into the super middleweight division. The fight with Johnson will be contested at 164 pounds.
“I know people will criticize me about my last fight but that is behind me,” Perez said. “My focus is on my future and destroying everything and everyone who steps into the ring with me. That was a different fighter (against Brant). I wasn’t myself throughout camp but as a fighter I’m not going to run away from a fight. All I can do is fix my mistakes and what was wrong and come back better than ever.
“I have refocused myself purely on my boxing career—and nothing else. Come June 3, everyone will see a completely different fighter.
“I feel this fight against Dashon Johnson is going to be a great competitive fight. He has been in there with good fighters but I believe on June 3 he will be facing his toughest challenge. I know he will be ready and I will make sure I am above and beyond prepared.”
A pro since 2010, Perez is 15-4-1, 5 K0s, and he is 3-0 at the 2300 Arena, where he outpointed Jesse Nicklow and scored knockouts over Tyrone Brunson and Tolan Tascoe.
Prior to the Brant fight, Perez had won nine out of 10, including an impressive win on ShoBox last summer against Juan Ubaldo Cabrera, of the Dominican Republic, who was 23-0 at fight time.
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Steve Weimer came back from a 39-month layoff with a four round unanimous decision over 73-fight veteran, Joseph Figueroa in Springfield, Virginia.
With the win, Weimer raised his perfect mark to 10-0 and the middleweight prospect from York, Pennsylvania is primed and ready to keep the momentum going.
“He was a tough guy, but I boxed him,” Weimer said of Figueroa. “I used my length and range to set up the right hand to score a knockdown in the first round. After the layoff, it was good to shake the rust off.”
“I kept my composure and fought my fight. I did exactly what I wanted to do. It was the perfect comeback fight.
There won’t be anymore long layoffs for Weimer as he is already preparing for his next outing, which is scheduled to take place on June 4th in Springfield.
“I am already back in the gym for June 4th. There are a few guys they are talking to and I am just preparing for whoever takes the fight.”
The fight was also a new beginning for Weimer as it was his first bout under the promotional banner of Jeter Promotions.
“Being my first fight under Jeter Promotions, it went really well. Tony Jeter is a smart guy and a good promoter. He focuses on me and I know he will get me the fights that I need to get me to where I need to be,” said the 26 year-old Weimer.
Said Jeter Promotions CEO, Tony Jeter, “Steve wants to fight anybody. He has the confidence to go along with his talent. I know if we bring him along the right way, he can do big things. The sky is the limit for him. He has all the intangibles that a promoter looks for that go along with his ability. He is every marketable and he can fight and I am just so excited to what the future has in store for Steve.
Bryant Cruz battles Moises Delgadillo TONIGHT on Broadway Boxing – CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Plus undefeated fighters Alantez Fox, Noel Murphy & Wesley Ferrer all put their undefeated status on the line.
Exciting Cruiserweight Stivens Bujaj back in action & the American debut of Billel Dib.
In the main event, Bryant Cruz will take on Moises Delgadillo in a lightweight bout scheduled for eight-rounds. Cruz of Port Chester, New York has a record of 16-1 with eight knockouts. The 26 year-old turned professional in 2012 and won his first sixteen bouts.
Cruz has quality wins over Joshua Reyes (5-1) and he won the UBF All-American Lightweight title with a 2nd round stoppage over Engleberto Valenzuela. Cruz also has a solid win over Martin Cardona (20-5). In his last bout, Cruz suffered his first blemish when he was stopped in seven rounds by Dardan Zenunaj on December 11, 2015 in Houston, Texas.
Delgadillo of Guadalajara, Mexico has a record of 15-14-2 with eight knockouts. The 28 year-old is a twelve year veteran who has faced top competition. The capable Delgadillo has upset wins over Jose Ramirez (20-0) & Sergio Torres (19-4-1). Delgadillo has dropped two straight which includes his last bout when he dropped an eight-round unanimous decision to Bekman Soylbayev on Februar 18 in Costa Mesa, California.
Also on the Card:
Wesley “El Bongocero” Ferrer vs. Luis Alberto “Tortas” Pelayo
Billel “Baby Face” Dib vs. Jose “Shorty” Salinas
Noel Murphy vs. Ariel “La Guerra” Vasquez
Alantez “SlyAza” Fox vs. Josue “ChiquilaÂn” Ovando
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In the Co-Main Event we have an eight-round junior middleweight bout, Alantez Fox (18-0-1, 7 KO’s) of Forestville, MD will take on Josue Obando (14-9-1, 11 KO’s) of Guadalajara. Mexico.
In a six-round welterweight bout undefeated Noel Murphy (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Woodlawn, New York battles Ariel Vasquez (11-12-2, 8 KO’s) of Phoenix, Arizona.
Wesley Ferrer (10-0, 5 KO’s) of Brooklyn, New York takes on Luis Alberto Pelayo (12-6-1, 6 KO’s) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a six round junior welterweight bout.
Stivens Bujaj (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) of New York takes on Harvey Jolly (15-22-1, 7 KO’s) of Nashville, Tennessee in a six-round cruiserweight battle.
Billel Dib (18-1, 9 KO’s) of Sydney, Australia will make his much anticipated American debut when he takes on Jose Salinas (9-1-1, 5 KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico in a lightweight bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVElight heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (17-3, 11 KOs), with ultra-popular middleweight Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (5-0, 4 KOs) also being featured.
“We are really happy to have Samuel Clarkson fighting on our own show,” said Ronson Frank, Uprising Promotions President. “We have been fighting on the B-Side since we started working together, and Samuel has proven himself to be an A-Side fighter every time. It will be nice to have him here in our backyard with an opportunity to take another step further in his career. We are also psyched to have Alicia Napoleon on our card again. We know what Alicia brings to the table. She always brings a lot of people and an exciting fight. With these two headlining, we are expecting another great turnout, and we will soon be announcing a fantastic undercard to support these two fights.”
2015 was an outstanding year for Clarkson, one that saw him win five fights to extend his current winning streak to seven bouts. Among those victories included a decision over former world title challenger Cedric Agnew and knockouts of highly touted prospects Jerry Odom and Lavarn Harvell on ShoBox: The New Generation. The 25-year-old Texas native has been continually improving and showing significant growth in recent camps, and boxing fans can look forward to fireworks when he returns to action on April 9th.
“Fans can expect a really live fight,” Clarkson predicted. “I cannot wait to be back in the ring again, and being able to fight in New York is such a privilege. I am definitely going to show out and make sure that everyone who comes out to these Uprising Promotions fights will be entertained. It is going down, I promise you that.”
Napoleon will take center stage in the co-feature, her second consecutive bout on the Uprising Promotions platform. In her last outing, the Long Island native won in dominant fashion against gritty Hungarian veteran Szilvia Szabados to claim the WBC Women’s Silver Middleweight Championship. The hard-hitting and crafty Napoleon always brings a great crowd to each and every one of her bouts, providing non-stop action for all fans in attendance.
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Remember how hilariously awful Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 turned out to be? Well now is your chance to re-live that excitement with a “celebrity” Boxing match pitting Social Media stars Tyrone and Big Brody against one another.
You’ve likely seen the duo’s videos on Instagram, Vine, or YouTube, and their simmering hatred for one another has hit a boiling point.
Brody and Tyrone have no formal training experience and are certainly not fighters by any means, but this freak show fight is simply a must watch.
While it’s probably impossible to be as infamous as Kimbo vs. Dada, we can only hope both these men will give it their all to put on a show.
Don’t miss this one Friday night.
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Internet Sensations Big Brody will take on Tyrone in an Epic match part of the World Xtreme Entertainment Series. They will go at it in the First all Internet showdown in a Boxing Ring. The 2 have been Beefing for the last year and they will finally Step into the Ring. There will be 6 other matches on this card.
Battle of Internet Stars features:
Ring Announcer Ron Star
Referee JD Rivera
Ring Girls The Fly Girlz!
Commentators Pauly and Star !
Main Event Referee Tone Trump
1.Kurt Hodgins vs Barry Thomas
2.Mike black dragon Davis vs Major James Mcclendon
3.Noel Nunez vs Todd Brinn
4.Drew the Bull Oneil vs Luis Pagan
5.William Stembridge vs Jose Lopez
WXE World champ
6.Tony Fusco vs Darryl Jones
7.Big Brody vs Tyrone
The six bout card had some surprises as Middleweight Chris Galeano was upset by Devaun Lee in the main event. Galeano (10-1, 1 KO) entered the fight unbeaten but had his hands full with the aggressive Lee. It was a tight contest where Galeano’s speed was pitted against Lee’s power punching. Lee (7-2, 3 KO’s) had big rounds in the fifth and tenth when he appeared to hurt Galeano.
Junior lightweight Tevin Farmer had extending his continuous win streak to 14 in a brawl with Gamaliel Diaz. Farmer dropped Diaz in the first with a left hook. By the 4th Diaz had rebounded and connected with long, straight punches of his own. He rocked Farmer in the sixth with a right after the two fighters engaged in some heated back and forth dialogue. In the 7th Farmer knocked Diaz’s mouthpiece out and the pace of Diaz chasing the slick Farmer continued into the tenth and final round when Farmer charged forward in pursuit of the knockout. He almost got it. After cutting Diaz over the eye the Mexican hit the canvas shortly afterward. Diaz disputed the call, however, and when he got back up both men engaged in a series of exchanges up until the final bell. Diaz, who once defeated former title-holder Robert Guerrero, is now 39-14-3 with 18 stoppages. Farmer (21-4-1, 5 KO’s) defeated Diaz via ten-round unanimous decision by scores of 97-90 (twice) and 95-92.
Female lightweight Cindy Serrano, fighting in the same ring as her sister Amanda did last month, defeated Renata Domsodi via a lopsided six-round unanimous decision. Serrano is now 24-5-3 with 10 KO’s. Domsodi, who gave a good effort and even found enough energy to dance in her corner in between rounds, is now 13-9 with six knockouts.
Junior welterweight prospect Shemuel Pagan got rocked and dropped twice, once by a right hook in the 2nd round and again with a left hook in the 4th. Pagan did not let Picou capitalize on his knockdowns and fought back hard to score a well-earned six round unanimous decision. Judges scored the fight 58-56 and 57-56 (twice) for the still unbeaten Pagan (8-0, 4 KO’s).
Artur Akavov, ranked number five by the WBO in the middleweight division, beat Todd Manuel all around the ring before stopping him with a body shot in the sixth round of a scheduled eight. Akavov (16-1, 7 KO’s) stunned Manuel toward the end of the second and dropped him twice with body punches in the fifth. Manuel (11-11-1, 1 KO) complained of head pain at the start of the sixth round and was inspected by the ringside physician but allowed to continue anyway. As soon as the fight resumed Akavov again connected with a hard body punch, prompting Manuel to hit the canvas yet again. The third time was more than enough and referee Harvey Dock properly called the fight off at the 37-second mark of the frame.
Unbeaten cruiserweight Travis Peterkin (16-0-1, 7 KO’s) defeated Larry Pryor in the first fight of the evening. Peterkin came forward throughout the eight-rounder in an attempt to put his opponent down and out. Pryor (9-13, 5 KO’s) knew how to avoid sustained punishment, however, and was able to elude many of Peterkin’s big shots. Peterkin, fighting for the first time since August 2015, could’ve been sharper than he was but his efforts were more than enough to earn three identical shutout scores of 80-72.
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