Broadway Boxing Preview on February 20

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Broadway Boxing Heads To Westchester County On Feb. 20

For the first time in its 12-year existence, Broadway Boxing heads north to the suburbs of Westchester County, NY, when DiBella Entertainment stages an exciting card from top to bottom, headlined by undefeated prospects Bryant “Pee-wee” Cruz (13-0, 7KO’s) and Frank “Notorious” Galarza (15-0-2, 9KO’s) in separate eight-round bouts at the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY.

The red-hot Galarza, seen as one of the most promising and exciting junior middleweights in all of boxing, is set to square off against hard-hitting fellow prospect Michael Finney (12-1-1, 10KO’s) in a mouth-watering 154lb. affair.

Cruz, from Port Chester, NY, is considered Westchester county’s favorite ‘boxing’ son and with the Hilton Westchester just minutes away, Cruz’ legion of fans are expected to come out in droves as the fast-rising junior lightweight continues his ascent up the ranks of the 130lb. division in what will be his Westchester debut.

“This is going to be our first ever Broadway Boxing show in Westchester and we are truly excited about it. It allows us to expand the series into a new territory and reach an entirely new fan-base. We anticipate a terrific card from top to bottom and hope that this will be the first of many cards to come in the area.”

“First and foremost, I want to thank my promoters DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing for this opportunity to showcase my skills. I had a big year last year, but I am planning on having an even bigger year in 2015. I want to show the world that I am not only a top prospect but hands-down I am one of the best fighters in the entire 154lb. division. To do that, I must continue to look impressive with each and every outing and, on February 20th, I plan on putting on another spectacular performance,” said Galarza.

“Ever since I turned pro, people all over Westchester have been asking me when I am fighting here at home. Now the time is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Fighting so close to home, it gives a lot of people who haven’t had a chance to see me fight to come out and show their support.

The Brooklyn-native Galarza, a NY Golden Gloves champion, who turned pro in 2010, had a break-out year in 2014, beginning with his highlight reel second-round knockout over previously undefeated and highly regarded John Thompson (14-0) on “ShoBox: The New Generation” in January. Galarza followed up that performance with another second-round knockout over Franklin Gomez in April, before returning to the “ShoBox” series and cruising to an eight-round unanimous decision over undefeated Sebastien Bouchard (8-0). Galarza finished off the year by dropping and dominating Johnathan Batista (14-3) before Batista was disqualified in the fifth round for repeated illegal blows. Galarza is looking to continue his rise and begin making the transition from up-and-coming prospect to legitimate contender when he takes on the dangerous and heavy-handed Finney.

Cruz, the runner-up at the 2012 National Golden Gloves, turned pro in December of that same year and has kept a busy schedule, scoring 13 consecutive victories in just under a two-year span. Backed by Westchester County’s premier chain of sports bars (Mickey, Maggie and Molly Spillane’s), Cruz has quickly become the most popular fighter that the suburb county of New York City has seen in many years. It will be the first time Cruz has fought in the county since his amateur days, and he will be ready to put on a spectacular performance come February 20th.

Both bouts are being promoted in association with New Legend Boxing. Additional bouts, including an opponent for Cruz will be announced shortly.

CFFC 45 Review

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Results Courtesy of Chris Nelson & Sherdog

Chase Owens vs. Michael Wilcox

Round 1

Vitor Ribeiro is the referee for this 180-pound bout. Wilcox catches one of Owens’ first kicks and slams him to the ground. Owens prevents Wilcox from passing to side control with a loose guillotine choke, so Wilcox sets up in the Ohioan’s open guard and begins dropping short left hands. Owens tries to roll and escape but leaves his neck open for a brabo choke, which Wilcox slaps on in a flash and cranks to force the submission.

The Official Result

Michael Wilcox def. Chase Owens via Submission (Brabo Choke) R1 2:15

Danny Holmes vs. Michael Andrillo

Round 1

Dan Miragliotta is the referee for this light heavyweight bout. Holmes stays on the outside for the opening minute, picking at Andrillo with a few leg kicks. Andrillo closes the gap and puts Holmes against the fence with an underhook. Holmes reverses right away and drills Andrillo with a knee to the liver, sending “The Inferno” to the floor in a heap. Holmes lands three or four jackhammer left hands before referee Miragliotta steps in to rescue the downed man.

The Official Result

Danny Holmes def. Michael Andrillo via KO (Knee to the Body) R1 1:40

Joseph Agostini vs. Christian Leonard

Round 1

Keith Peterson is the referee for this welterweight bout. Leonard floors Agostini with a stiff jab early, then catches him trying to stand with a hard knee to the face. Leonard allows him to get up, and Agostini walks into another hard punch. Agostini shoots for a takedown, can’t get it and has to keep chasing after the younger man. One more jab to the face sends Agostini to his seat, and this time referee Peterson steps in to stop the fight. After the stoppage, Agostini gets up and shoves Peterson, trying to get at Leonard to continue the fight, but this one is over.

The Official Result

Christian Leonard def. Joseph Agostini via TKO (Punches) R1 1:42

Shane Burgos vs. Terrell Hobbs

Round 1

Vitor Ribeiro is the referee for this featherweight bout. Hobbs slaps with a leg kick inside and lands a pair of right hands down the center. Burgos scores with a left hook upstairs while Hobbs puts one on the body. A right hook rocks Hobbs, who recovers quickly and catches Burgos coming in with a clinch on the fence. Hobbs slows the pace for a moment before releasing and cracking Burgos with a right hook on the end of a combination. Hobbs’ hands are fast but he’s having a little trouble finding his range consistently against 5-foot-11 Burgos, who has a four-inch height advantage. Nonetheless, Hobbs is the busier striker, fending off Burgos with combinations as the “Hurricane” moves forward. Burgos clips with a left hook counter that stings Hobbs and has him turning to escape. Burgos gives chase and floors Hobbs with a partially blocked right high kick, then keeps pounding as Hobbs climbs back to his feet. A few more punches send Hobbs back to the canvas, and this time referee Ribeiro stops the fight.

The Official Result

Shane Burgos def. Terrell Hobbs via TKO (Punches) R1 4:03

Jay Coleman vs. Jared Gordon

Round 1

Vitor Ribeiro is the referee for this 150-pound bout. Gordon catches a spinning-back kick on the shoulder and uses it to shove Coleman to the ground. From guard, Gordon drops hammer fists, then defends against an armbar by stacking up and sitting down on top of Coleman. Gordon tries an armbar of his own from side control, but Coleman escapes and gets back to his feet. Coleman tries a standing guillotine against the fence, can’t finish it, and now the lightweights reset in the center of the cage. Gordon scores with a looping right hook and lands a knee to the face as Coleman shoots for a takedown. Coleman eats the strike and gets Gordon to the ground, where he tries to take the back and gets shaken off. Out the back door comes Gordon to put some hard right hands on Coleman’s face. Coleman covers up as Gordon pours on the punches with less than 30 seconds to go, and with Coleman offering nothing in return, referee Ribeiro stops the fight.

The Official Result

Jared Gordon def. Jay Coleman via TKO (Punches) R1 4:47

CFFC Interim Welterweight Title Fight:

Lyman Good vs. Micah Terrill

Round 1

Dan Miragliotta is the referee for the first of tonight’s title bouts. Good lands the first hard shot, a right hand over the top that puts Terrill on his back. Terrill recovers right away and gets back to his feet, where the welterweights begin trading leg kicks. Good turns Terrill’s head with another right cross and continues moving the Conquest BJJ fighter around the perimeter. Terrill is fighting with his back to the fence, pawing with punches but not finding his mark with much. Good sticks a jab, takes a kick to the lead leg and then gets Terrill to backpedal away with a right straight. Good catches a low kick and sticks a straight punch in Terrill’s face while tripping him to the ground. Terrill gets to his knees and turtles up, allowing Good to jump on his back and flatten him out with 80 seconds left on the clock. Good slaps on a rear-naked choke, and even though the submission doesn’t appear to be fully sunk in, Terrill taps out.

The Official Result

Lyman Good def. Micah Terrill via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1

CFFC Lightweight Title Fight:

Jordan Stiner vs. Darrell Horcher

Round 1

Vitor Ribeiro is the referee for tonight’s 155-pound championship main event. The lightweights spend the first two minutes feeling out the range, southpaw Horcher connecting with the few clean shots. Stiner gets a warning from referee Ribeiro for leaving his outstretched hand open and poking Horcher in the eye. When action resumes, Horcher continues scoring with straight left hands down the center, then begins mixing up his strikes to the body and head. Horcher shows a little frustration now, dropping his hands and shrugging at Stiner, who is not engaging on the feet. Horcher backs up Stiner with a left straight-outside leg kick combo. Stiner sticks a jab in the last 30 seconds but there’s not much more offense to speak of from Pennsylvanian. 10-9 Horcher.

Round 2

Stiner comes out with a little more activity in round two, but after a few punches, Horcher slows him down with a counter left. Horcher has Stiner on his back foot again; Stiner feints and fakes, trying to lure Horcher in and counterstrike, but “The Saint” isn’t taking the bait. Not much action to speak of midway through the round, with Stiner throwing sporadic jabs from the outside while Horcher’s activity has dropped off, too. Horcher lands a jab down the middle and a leg kick behind it. Stiner sends a couple straight rights down the pipe, but Horcher keeps his head off-center and dodges the strikes. Horcher ups his volume a little in the final 20 seconds, hitting Stiner with two punches in a three-piece combo and a stiff jab before the bell. 10-9 Horcher.

Round 3

Stiner catches a leg kick and tries to convert it to a clinch or takedown, but Horcher punches him out of range. Horcher blocks a right high kick, and the lightweights come back to the middle of the cage to resume their feinting and twitching. Horcher rocks Stiner’s head with a jab-uppercut combo, then counters a jab with a left hook to the temple. Horcher stuffs a takedown attempt, stands Stiner up and bloodies his nose with a straight left. Stiner throws a right high kick and gets blasted with a left hook counter on the temple that sends him collapsing to his knees in the center of the cage. Horcher stands over him, blasting away with punches until referee Ribeiro stops the fight. Darrell Horcher is the new CFFC lightweight champion.

The Official Result

Darrell Horcher def. Jordan Stiner via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) R3 3:45

MMA Mayhem Radio #149 Guest: Thiago Alves, Derek Brunson, Chuck O’Neil, & Jordan Stiner

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February 6, 2015 MMA Mayhem Radio

Interview With CFFC Fighter Jordan Stiner – “If the finish is there I will take it.”



New Full Contact Fighter Radio Features UFC’s Kenny Robertson, CFFC’s Jordan Stiner

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By FCF Staff, Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, Full Contact Fighter

The latest episode of Full Contact Fighter Radio features talks with UFC welterweight Kenny Robertson, and CFFC lightweight, Jordan Stiner.

Robertson is coming off a first round, knockout victory at UFC on FOX 14, which was the Illinois fighter’s third straight win.

Stiner is booked to fight Darrell Horcher for CFFC’s vacant lightweight championship on Saturday night. The rising fighter is also riding a three fight win streak and is looking to push his record to 10-1.

You can watch the online, pay-per-view for Stiner vs. Horcher and CFFC 45 through Go Fight Live.




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Philadelphia, PA—Heavyweight prospect Joey Dawejko, who has scored three straight one-round knockouts, takes on Enobong Umohette, of Nigeria, in an eight-round fight Friday evening, March 6, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

The Dawejko-Umohette match, as well as the eight-round junior lightweight contest between Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, and Bergman Aguilar, of Escazu, Costa Rica, top a seven-bout card which begins at 7pm

Dawejko (right), 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 on March 6.”

About March 6

The Dawejko-Umohette and Sosa-Aguilar fights headline a seven-bout card at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Doors open at 6 pm; first fight is 7pm. The card will be streamed live on and on Comcast SportsNet (CSN) on a delayed basis. Tickets are priced $35, $50 and $75 and they can be purchased by calling Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and Wanamaker’s Tickets (215-568-2400). Tickets also can be purchased online at and The March 6 card is promoted by Joe Hand Promotions, Peltz Boxing and BAM Boxing.

NAAFS Caged Fury 21 Results

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At NAAFS presents Caged Fury 21, the Cleveland-based organization returned to Toledo, Ohio for the first time in several years. The event was scheduled to be a homecoming fight for area native Antonio Castillo Jr. but due to health reasons was not cleared to fight.

The bout between Jeremy Czarnecki and Cody Stevens was promoted to the headlining spot. While we were not on hand to see the action go down, we do have the results for Caged Fury 21 thanks to our good friend Jason Adams. From the comments on social media, it looks like one of the most exciting finishes came in the contest between Josh Robinson and Andrew Cseh.

Early in the third round, Robinson connected with a devastating head kick that would lead to the eventual stoppage. After Robinson had connected with the kick, he seized the opportunity, ground-and-pounding his way to victory. Check out the rest of the results from the event below:

Seth Shakley (0-0) vs. Dan Nowakowski (0-0) – Heavyweight

Winner: Dan Nowakowski (1-0) def Seth Shakley (0-1) via TKO, 0:48 of Rd 1

Zack Cross (2-2) vs. Chris Creakman (2-3) – Light Heavyweight

Winner: Zack Cross def Chris Creakman via TKO, 0:22 of Rd 1

Robert Potts (1-1) vs. Antonio Spears (2-1) – Bantamweight

Winner: Antonio Spears def Robert Potts via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Erin Powell (0-0) vs. Kiana Taylor (0-0) – Lightweight

Winner: Erin Powell def Kiana Taylor via Submission (rear-naked choke), 1:03 of Rd 1

Aleksa Camur (1-0) vs. Ricky Davis (1-1) – Catchweight (200lbs)

Winner: Aleksa Camur def Ricky Davis via TKO, 0:44 of Rd 2

Mark Carosella (2-0) vs. Tommy Richmond (2-0) – Featherweight

Winner: Mark Carosella def Tommy Richmond via Submission (rear-naked choke), 2:40 of Rd 3

Travis Hussey (0-1) vs. Larry Ray (0-3) – Welterweight

Winner: Larry Ray def Travis Hussey via Split Decision (28-29H, 29-28R, 29-28R)

Dominick Sindone (3-2) vs. Tim Enright (3-1) – Catchweight (130lbs)

Winner: Dominick Sindone def Tim Enright via Submission (guillotine), 1:12 of Rd 1

Andrew Cseh (6-3) vs. Josh Robinson (10-9) – Flyweight

Winner: Josh Robinson def Andrew Cseh via KO, 0:48 of Rd 3

Jeremy Czarnecki (7-7) vs. Cody Stevens (11-8-1) – Featherweight

Winner: Cody Stevens def Jeremy Czarnecki via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

The Unbreakable Man

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By Shaun Al-Shatti @shaunalshatti on Feb 6 2015, MMA Fighting

Jared Gordon’s second life began much in the way his first life ended. Dazed. Desperate. Jonesing for respite. The right side of his body was numb, too, though that feeling was new, and fleeting enough. By the night’s turn Gordon’s arm regained sentience enough to peel the IVs from its veins, his mouth rallied from the paralyzed droop of the nearly-dead enough to mutter out a few expletives, his legs drew strength enough to stagger from the sickbay and back into the cold embrace of the needle.

The hard work continues on Saturday when Gordon meets Jay Coleman at CFFC 45, set to broadcast live online at Another win, and a trip to the UFC could very well be knocking soon.



GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents Witherspoon VS Phelps on TCN & CSN Comcast Beginning Februrary 9


February 6, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as Silver Spoon Promotions presents another show stopper with Witherspoon VS Phelps featuring a full lineup of prize fighting emanating from Pennsauken, New Jersey.

Local favorite and Heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon (31-3, 23 KOs) of Paulsboro, NJ will take on Cory Phelps (16-7-1, 8 KOs) of Catlettsburg, KY in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.
The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions.

Witherspoon (31-3, 23 KOs) 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 Witherspoon’s last bout, he score an exciting 8th round stoppage over Tyabb Beale on July 12 in West Deptford, New Jersey.

Phelps of Catlettsburg, KY has a record of 16-7-1 with 8-knockouts.

The 30-year old is a 10-year pro and captured the ABA Cruiserweight title with a 3rd round stoppage over Jason Williams (9-2) in 2014 and has a draw with former world title challenger Bobby Gunn (18-3).

Phelps has fought the likes of Joe Rea (3-0), Donovan George (13-0-1), Alexander Frenkel (14-0), Tommy Karpencey (15-1-1), Dewey Cooper (17-3-3) and is coming of a loss to former Heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (55-6-1) on August 23 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, February 9 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, February 14 at 2:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, February 14 at 11:00pm ET
The Comcast Network (Philly): Sunday, February 15 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Thursday, February 12 at 7:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, February 15 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing Witherspoon VS Phelps 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
2/9: Chazz Witherspoon vs Cory Phelps (boxing)
2/16: Arm Wrestling
2/23: CFFC 45: Stiner v Horcher (MMA)
3/2: Broadway Boxing

About GFL:
GFL ( 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.

Frustrated by controversy, Lyman Good wants decisive ending to CFFC 45 interim title fight

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By: Mike Bohn February 5, 2015, MMA Junkie

Lyman Good despises when fights end in uncertainty. That’s why he’s so bothered his November CFFC welterweight title bout with Jonavin Webb was ruled a no-contest.

Good has been forced to sit on that result for the past several months. Even with an opportunity to compete for the interim 170-pound beltFriday at CFFC 45, he’s still frustrated his fight with Webb was stopped due to a controversial eye poke.

“It would be disappointing for any fighter given the circumstances of how we prepare for an outcome,” Good told MMAjunkie.



BAMMA USA’s Christina Marks says War Machine is a ‘nice’ and ‘caring’ person

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Eric Holden, January 9, 2015, Examiner

Heading into tonight’s star-studded BAMMA USA Badbeat 14 pay-per-view MMA spectacular, one of the promotion’s most marketable young superstars — California heartthrob Christina Marks — made a splash by announcing to Examiner that she still keeps in touch with and is close friends with War Machine, even after the former Bellator slugger was arrested for his role in the brutal beating of Christy Mack. Marks, who fights Sarah D’Alelio tonight at Badbeat 14, knows War Machine only by his former name, Jonathan.


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