FDNY BRAVEST BOXERS BATTLE THE IRISH NATIONAL POLICE

March 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY BRAVEST BOXERS BATTLE THE IRISH NATIONAL POLICE

FORCE’S GARDA BOXING CLUB IN FIRST EVER

PROFESSIONAL/AMATEUR NIGHT OF FIGHTS

The FDNY Bravest Boxing team will battle the Garda Soichanna’ Boxing Club of the Irish National Police

Force on Saturday. March 14th at 7:00PM. This will be the historic first Pro/Am boxing event ever held at

Madison Square Garden. The amateur portion of the evening will feature eight three-round matches pitting FDNY members against Irish Police Officers in a battle for the Transatlantic Championship. The professional portion of the card will feature world title contender Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland from Dublin, who has a 29-1 professional record. Co-featured on the card will be NYC Firefighter Will “Power” Rosinsky from Eng.

Co. 234. He has a 17-2 professional record and this will be his first bout since joining the NYC Fire Dept. in 2014

Funds raised from the event will benefit Building Homes for Heroes, an organization which helps severely wounded veterans and their families rebuild their lives by providing mortgage free, handicap accessible homes. Each year, the FDNY Boxing team competes in several amateur boxing matches against other Fire Department and Police Departments from around the world. The FDNY Bravest Boxing team has donated more than $100,000 to military related charities.

The Bravest Boxing team consists of FDNY members who train for their grueling matches on their own time and live by the motto that they’ll fight “anyone, anywhere, anytime, as long as it’s for a good cause!” Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, at the MSG Box office, at www.theatheratmsg.com or through any team member. For additional information contact FDNY Boxing team President Bobby McGuire at fdnyboxing@aol.com

WHERE: The Theater at Madison Square Garden

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 7 p.m.

Ireland’s Middleweight contender Spike O’Sullivan added to McMayhem Midtown

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Jane Walsh @irishcentral March 03,2015

Fresh off his victory, in Boston, Ireland’s once-beaten middleweight title contender Spike O’Sullivan (19-1, 12KO’s) has been added to the eagerly anticipated McMayhem in Midtown card, on March 14, at Madison Square Garden.

The event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Murphy’s Boxing, Ring of Fire Promotions and FDNY Bravest Boxing will feature both professional and amateur bouts, and is headlined by former world-title challenger Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (29-1, 13KO’s) taking on Manuel de los Reyes Herrera (21-15-1, 15KO’s).

The co-feature bout of the evening sees the long-awaited return of popular light heavyweight contender-turned-New York firefighter Will “Power” Rosinsky (17-2, 9KO’s) as he squares off against Paul Gonsalves (7-5, 3KO’s).

The amateur portion of the card will mark the third meeting between the FDNY Bravest Boxing team and Garda Siochana Boxing team of the Irish National Police Force, who will be making the trip over from Ireland with the 2015 Transatlantic championship at stake.

O’Sullivan, hailing from Cork, Ireland, is promoted by Ken Casey’s Murphys Boxing. Casey, the lead singer for platinum-selling American Celtic band, The Dropkick Murphys, began working with the popular Irishman following his loss to the undefeated WBO number-one-ranked middleweight Billy Joe Saunders. In November of last year, O’Sullivan scored arguably his best victory to date, a devastating first-round TKO over perennial contender Anthony Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had previously gone the distance with both former interim WBA middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and current WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee.

With a cult-like following along the entire eastern seaboard, Casey has used the band’s popularity to build O’Sullivan’s fan base here in the U.S. and a raucous crowd is expected to be on hand for his New York City debut.

“I love new adventures and St. Paddy’s weekend in New York is going to be electric,” said O’Sullivan.

“On March 14, I intend to entertain the fans and show them what I can do in the ring. I will aim to send them home wanting to come see me fight again and feeling that they got great value for their ticket money.”

“Spike is an awesome guy and a great exciting fighter to watch. I am excited for the New York fans who will get their first chance to see Spike in action,” said Casey.

In anticipation of his New York debut, O’Sullivan will make his way to the Empire State a couple of weeks early and will also spend time meeting with fans at the Dropkick Murphys at Irving Plaza in Manhattan on March 8, 9 and 10. Tickets for the card will also be available for purchase at these shows.

Tickets for “McMayhem in Midtown” are priced at $100, $65 and $35, and can be purchased by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577(212) 947-2577. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting www.murphysboxing.com. Doors open at 7:00am, with the first bout scheduled for 7:30pm.

Strikeforce Vet Anthony Smith Will Keep Winning Until the Bigs Can’t Say No

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Mick Hammond, February 28, 2015, MMA Weekly

Middleweight Anthony “Lionheart” Smith’s exposure to most fans came from his appearances in the Strikeforce Challenger series in 2011. Since then Smith has had his shares of highs and lows, and following three straight losses in 2013, he knew changes were needed.

“You don’t know what you don’t know until you learn it,” Smith told MMAWeekly.com. “I didn’t realize what I was missing coaching-wise and training-wise. I’d been doing the same thing for so long that I kind of got into this rut and went on that losing streak.”

Smith changed gyms and has since gone on to win three fights in a row in 2014.

Smith (20-11) will look to keep his winning streak going as he takes on top middleweight prospect Tim Williams (10-1) at CFFC 46 in Chester, Penn., on Saturday night.

Full Story – http://www.mmaweekly.com/strikeforce-vet-anthony-smith-will-keep-winning-until-the-bigs-cant-say-no

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Local MMA Promotion Features Area’s Top Talent

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The Washington, DC metro area’s most established and respected Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, OO Fights, and Spiked Punch TV present their newest project…Cagezilla Fighting Championship (CFC). CFC will be televised on GoFightLive on Comcast and will feature the area’s top Mixed Martial Artists combined with unparalleled light, sound and video production. This no holds barred event features George Billy, Todd Holshouser, Jay Liggans, Scott Noble, Shaun Spath, Roque Zapata, Tevin Cooke and Raz Syan, with a combined record of 37-9-0. In addition to these stellar fighters, CFC will boast about 18 total fights not to be missed.

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 over 14 other top-notch MMA fights at its next production:

On March 21, 2015 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 Middleweight division, Scott Noble of Ground Control will defend his title against, Jonathan “Jay” Liggans of Kaizen 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!

To purchase tickets for this unparalleled MMA combat extravaganza, please visit: http://cagezilla.com

Contact: Jeff Salisbury

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CFFC 46: Anthony Smith Warns Tim Williams Fighting The UFC Vet is a “Whole Different World”

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By Kelsey Mowatt, Friday, Feb 27, 2015, Full Contact Fighter

Tim Williams has been drawing praise as a middleweight on the rise, but Anthony Smith believes the CFFC champ is in for a rude awakening, when the two fight Saturday night. While Williams has turned heads by posting a 10-1 record, Smith believes the New Jersey fighter hasn’t faced the level of competition he’s battled, while competing for the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator.

“I know he was on “The Ultimate Fighter”, but I know he doesn’t have those big show fights. It’s a whole different kind of thing”, Smith relayed on a recent episode of Full Contact Fighter Radio. “I don’t think he’s ever fought someone with the type of intensity that I bring to the table…It may be in his home in his home area, and kind of his home show, but when I’m in the cage it’s a whole different world, and anyone I’ve ever fought, win or lose, will tell you that….”

CFFC 46 will be hosted by Harrah’s Casino in in Chester, Pennsylvania, and you can catch the card via Go Fight Live.

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How to survive double brain surgery and still get punched in the head for a living

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By Shaun Al-Shatti @shaunalshatti on Feb 27, 2015, MMA Fighting

Let’s get this out of the way upfront: mixed martial arts saved Tim Williams’ life, though not in the cliché way you’d expect. The love of sport didn’t rescue Williams from the throes of a needle. Beelzebub wasn’t scurried off by some supreme revelation on the mat. Instead, the heroics fell to something much more banal. A simple CT scan, required by New Jersey state law before Williams’ pro debut against an untested northeastern kid named Chris Weidman, the kind of procedure that’s more chore than errand until the one-in-a-million time it matters most.

But then again, Williams has always been a one-in-a-million type guy.

“The CT scan showed up that I had a brain aneurysm,” Williams says. “So the fight was off and I had to go get surgery for my brain aneurysm.”

In a way, it’s a curious irony that of all the second chances Williams had the fortune of receiving in his life, the one he now wants the most is also the most elusive — the shot at lacing up those UFC gloves for real that’s generally extended to most TUF alumni as a courtesy for shacking up with 16 smelly dudes for six weeks. But Williams is close, he believes, and on Saturday he’ll defend his middleweight title at CFFC 46 on GFL.tv.

Full Story – http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/2/27/8117977/how-to-survive-double-brain-surgery-and-still-get-punched-in-the-head

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GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents TFC 3 Beginning March 2 on Comcast TCN, CSN, Dish, DirecTV, U-Verse and FiOS

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GFL PRESENTS “REAL FIGHTS” ON THE COMCAST NETWORK (TCN), COMCAST SPORTSNET (CSN), DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-VERSE AND VERIZON FIOS
GFL PRESENTS “TEAM FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 3” BEGINNING MARCH 2

February 27, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class MMA as TFC presents another show stopper with Team Fighting Championship 3 featuring a full lineup of countries competing in 5 on 5 team MMA in one giant ring. The reality of fighting changed forever in 1993 with the inaugural UFC event. TFC showed that in a team setting, many times with uneven odds, many of the styles and techniques that work well in traditional MMA are not effective and can actually put you at a disadvantage.

Teams scheduled to compete are from Poland, Russian, Brazil, UK, USA and Latvia. The early favorites are, returning champions Poland, and the USA and Latvia who have challenged for the title in previous events, with Russia being the wildcard and having the fire power to pull off the victory. If you haven’t witnessed team fighting MMA, you are in for a treat. Nothing can prepare you for this sport and spectacle.

James Jefferson was tentative the first time he saw Team Fighting Championship. It was kind of like MMA, except there were 10 men in a ring and they were all fighting each other at once.

“I cringed,” Jefferson told MMAFighting.com. “Until I really experienced it, watched all the film, watched how they ran it, I was hesitant.”

“It’s a group fight,” Jefferson said. “It’s a gang fight. It’s more or less a barroom brawl without the bottles.”

TFC adheres to the unified rules of mixed martial arts for the most part. But it is done elimination style. When a fighter taps or gets knocked out, he is out and his team is down a man. That can lead to 2-on-1 or 3-on-1 — or worse — situations. There are instances where an athlete can get caught in a chokehold and kicked in the face at the same time.

A five-man team cannot exceed a combined weight of 500 kilograms (or just over 1,102 pounds). That’s an average of about 220 pounds per fighter. The format is round-robin tournament-based, so teams will be competing multiple times in one day.

TFC is illegal in the United States and most other countries with sanctioning bodies.

Is this too violent? Jefferson acknowledges “there is a greater danger level” than typical MMA. But he also doesn’t think something like this should be banned.

“You could get injured in a car accident,” he said. “These are professional athletes. They’re trained, they’re skilled.”
Team Fighting Championship is held in a 30,000 square-foot arena that is completely empty. The display is meant for television viewers only. The fight takes place in a 40 by 40 ring with five referees.
Air times are listed below:

The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Sunday, March 8 at 3:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, March 7 at 4:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, March 8 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Mid Atlantic, CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing TFC 3 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
3/2: Team Fighting Championship 3 (MMA)
3/9: GPG 18 (MMA)
3/16: Strike Off Fighting Championships (MMA)
3/23: Tuesday Night Fights: Jason Sosa v Bergman Aguilar (boxing)

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.

Siam Fight Productions February 20 Results

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Siam Fight Productions returned to GFL with “2015 – Muay Thai Season Premiere”. The 13-bout card was chalk full of hard hitting action as these Muay Thai practitioners displayed their fighting spirit in the ring where no one can hide. The card featured numerous top-level junior fighters from around the globe as they all descended on the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona providing some truly memorable bouts.

Gabriel Sandoval (CA) vs Ralphey Pacheco (AZ). Sandoval wins by unanimous decision.
Andres Esparza (CA) vs Daniel Morales (AZ). Esparza wins by TKO
Erik Amaya (AZ) vs Gary Koehler (AZ). Koehler wins by unanimous decision
Travis Clay (AZ) vs Bilel Benyaich (Morocco). Clay wins by unanimous decision.
Corey McLachlan (Scotland) vs Rahman Muhammad (AZ). Muhammad wins by split decision
Jo Mi Seung (Korea) vs Alejandra Cardoza (AZ). Cardoza wins by unanimous decision
Kiauna Safranko (Canada) vs Inez Perez (AZ). Safranko wins by split decision.
Bernardo Mendes (Portugal) vs Beyon Seong Ji (Korea). Seong Ji wins this fight by majority decision.
Steven Navarro (CA) vs Khalif Muhammad (AZ). Navarro wins by unanimous decision.
AJ Cabrales (AZ) vs Rene Leon (AZ). Leon wins by TKO
Adam Hines (AZ) vs Samuel Hillis (AZ). Hillis wins by unanimous decision
Armando Martinez (AZ) vs Arshiam Kinwar (AZ). Kinwar wins by split decision.
Manuel Allen (CA) vs Diego Diaz (AZ). Allen wins by unanimous decision

To watch the champions of tomorrow in one of the most vicious combat sports, tune in to Siam Fight Productions “2015 – Muay Thai Season Premiere” and see these young warriors chase their dreams and put in work as gladiators in the squared circle.

ABOUT SIAM FIGHT PRODUCTIONS
(WWW.SIAMFIGHTPRODUCTIONS.COM) Siam Fight Productions is the premier junior Muay Thai event promotions company in North America. We believe that support for youth in the sport of Muay Thai is imperative to their professional as well as personal development. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to creating the ideal venue for sanctioned youth fights with the best possible safety measures available. Our Siam Fight Productions Junior Muay Thai Grand Prix Events and the Siam Cup are the newest addition to the limited number of highly coveted awards in the international Muay Thai community.

MMA Cage Fighting Series #3 Preview

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Fight Club Champion debuts on GFL.tv with “MMA Cage Fighting Series #3” emanating from the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey on February 28. This card will feature several of the top, regional up and coming fighters from the Tri-State area looking to establish themselves as the cream of the crop along the Eastern seaboard.

In a heavyweight scrap, Patrick Egbert (3-1) takes on CFFC vet Jonathan Romero (4-1). Egbert is a mountain of a man and fights with ruthless aggression as he always takes the fight to his opponent. Egbert has only been beaten via decision in a close fight that many observers thought he won. Egbert has KO power in both hands and lets them fly early and often. Egbert is also a durable wrestler with strong takedowns and top control. Romero is a grappling specialist and at heavyweight, is one of the most promising grapplers in the division. Romero is very fluid on the mat and can flow from one submission to another as his transitions are flawless. Romero is dangerous from the guard, side control and top control and doesn’t mind giving up position to go for a submission. If Romero can get the fight to the mat he will be in his element. Look for these two Brahma bulls to lock up early and try to impose their will on one another.

In other action, Travis Spadafora (3-3) fights Luis Finateri (3-6) in a lightweight bout. Spadafora is coming off a 47 second win via guillotine choke and has shown an ability to steal the show, because of his fighting style. Spadafora has a solid grappling game, with great takedown defense and can mix up his striking with combos from both his fists and feet. Finateri has plied his tried up and down the East Coast with some of the most reputable organizations. Finateri fights with a high risk-high reward style that has endeared him to tons and tons of fans. Finateri is also a grinder and likes to impose his presence on his opponent round after round. Look for a dogfight in this matchup.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on February 28 as Fight Club Champion presents “MMA Cage Fighting Series #3” including a championship bout in the welterweight division on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Fight Path: Cameron Crawford, the son of a car-selling magician in North Pole, Alaska

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By: Kyle Nagel February 26, 2015, MMA Junkie

When Cameron Crawford was in the seventh grade, he was tiny, not much more than 70 pounds. He had been small since birth, when he came into the world with multiple drugs in his system before the state took him away from a mother he never met.

Despite his size, he was a good motocross racer, and he wanted a way to stay in shape for that sport. So he got involved in wrestling as a middle-schooler while hoping to translate the scrappy nature that saw him hold his own in scuffles to a more organized sport.

“I think most people thought they would have no problem picking on me because of how big I was,” Crawford told MMAjunkie. “I didn’t make it that easy for them.”

Full Story – http://mmajunkie.com/2015/02/fight-path-cameron-crawford-the-son-of-a-car-selling-magician-in-north-pole-alaska

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