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Philly Fight Night Tomorrow Oct. 14 Features Brunson, Farmer, Garcia, Vasquez and Charles – Watch Live on GFL.Tv

October 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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ImagePhilly Fight Night Tomorrow Oct. 14 features top Philadelphia prospects including Brunson, Farmer, Garcia, Vasquez and Charles – Watch Live CLICK HERE!

Brunson, 31, of North Philadelphia, set a record when he turned pro in 2005 and knocked out each of his first 19 opponents in one round. The streak ended in 2008 when Brunson was held to a six-round draw by Mexican Antonio Soriano in Canada. In his last fight Aug. 5 at the 2300 Arena, Brunson got off the floor twice in the second round to score a spectacular one-punch knockout in the fifth round over Carlos Garcia, of Puerto Rico. That win brought Brunson’s 10-year pro record to 23-6-1, 22 K0s. More important, it gave him the boost he needed to refocus on his once-promising career.

Ismael Garcia, 29, of Vineland, NJ, also comes into the fight with a win over Carlos Garcia, but it was a much tougher evening. A pro since 2014, Ismael is 10-0-1, 4K0s, but his career has been hampered by injury and long layoffs. He also has beaten Fred Jenkins, Jr., of Philadelphia, and previously unbeaten lefty Dushane Crooks, of New York.

Philadelphia’s streaking junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, and Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, will meet in a scheduled eight-round co-main fight. Farmer is ranked No. 6 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 14 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Farmer (right), 26, is riding a 15-fight win streak and he is the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) champ at 130 pounds. He is coming off the best performance of his career, a 10-round whitewashing of highly touted lightweight Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

A pro since 2011, Farmer is 22-5-1, 5 K0s. He won the vacant NABF title earlier this year with a 10-round decision over Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz at the B. B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.

Rizo, 31, a southpaw like Farmer, is 19-7, 11 K0s. Now living in Puerto Rico, Rizo is the former Nicaraguan super bantamweight champ. He has been stopped only once in 26 pro fights.

A slew of local favorites make up the undercard, highlighted by the fourth meeting between lightweights Victor Vasquez; of Philadelphia, and Osnel Charles, of Atlantic City, NJ. Charles leads the series, 2-1, but Vasquez won the last time by knockout.

Another six-round all-Philly lightweight contest pits Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith.

Local junior middleweight Isaiah Wise faces James Robinson, of York, PA, over four rounds.

Also on the card: Lightweight Steven Ortiz plus the return of welterweight Hasan Young and middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr.

TEVIN FARMER-ORLANDO RIZO BOUT ADDED TO OCT. 14 FIGHT CARD AT 2300 ARENA IN PHILLY – LIVE ON GFL.TV

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Philadelphia, PA—Streaking junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, and Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, will meet in a scheduled eight-round contest Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.  First of eight fights is at 7 p.m.

The Farmer-Rizo bout is a major added attraction to the card which already features junior middleweight Tyrone Brunson, of North Philadelphia, against Ismael “Tito” Garcia, of Vineland, NJ, in an eight-round match.

Farmer (right), 26, is riding a 15-fight win streak and he is the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) champ at 130 pounds. He is coming off the best performance of his career, a 10-round whitewashing of highly touted lightweight Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, on July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

A pro since 2011, Farmer is 22-5-1, 5 K0s.  He won the vacant NABF title earlier this year with a 10-round decision over Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz at the B. B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.

Farmer is ranked No. 6 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC), No. 14 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF).  “It feels great to be back here in Philly,” Farmer said. “I haven’t fought here in almost three years.  I get a chance to let my city see my growth as a boxer.  It really means a lot to me because I have been itching to fight here.  I have friends and family who have never seen me fight in person.  Now they have that chance. “October 14 is another day toward my goal of becoming a world champion.  I am not taking Rizo lightly; I must be at my best.  It’s time to continue my winning streak.  Philly stand up!”

Rizo, 31, a southpaw like Farmer, is 19-7, 11 K0s.  Now living in Puerto Rico, Rizo is the former Nicaraguan super bantamweight champ. He has been stopped only once in 26 pro fights.

A slew of local favorites make up the undercard, highlighted by the fourth meeting between lightweights Victor Vasquez; of Philadelphia, and Osnel Charles, of Atlantic City, NJ.  Charles leads the series, 2-1, but Vasquez won the last time by knockout.

Another six-round all-Philly lightweight contest pits Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith.

Local junior middleweight Isaiah Wise faces James Robinson, of York, PA, over four rounds.

Also on the card:  Lightweight Steven Ortiz plus the return of welterweight Hasan Young and middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr.

KNOCKOUT ARTIST TYRONE BRUNSON BOXES UNDEFEATED ISMAEL GARCIA ON OCT. 14 AT 2300 ARENA – Live on GFL.

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Philadelphia, PA-It’s another Philly vs. New Jersey showdown when junior middleweight Tyrone Brunson hopes to pin the first loss on Ismael “Tito”Garcia in their scheduled eight-round main event Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.  First of seven fights is at 7 p.m. WATCH LIVE ON GFL

Brunson, 31, of North Philadelphia, set a record when he turned pro in 2005 and knocked out each of his first 19 opponents in one round.  The streak ended in 2008 when Brunson was held to a six-round draw by Mexican Antonio Soriano in Canada.  In his last fight Aug. 5 at the 2300 Arena, Brunson got off the floor twice in the second round to score a spectacular one-punch knockout in the fifth round over Carlos Garcia, of Puerto Rico.  That win brought Brunson’s 10-year pro record to 23-6-1, 22 K0s.  More important, it gave him the boost he needed to refocus on his once-promising career.

Ismael Garcia, 29, of Vineland, NJ, also comes into the fight with a win over Carlos Garcia, but it was a much tougher evening.  A pro since 2014, Ismael is 10-0-1, 4K0s, but his career has been hampered by injury and long layoffs.  He also has beaten Fred Jenkins, Jr., of Philadelphia, and previously unbeaten lefty Dushane Crooks, of New York.

The semifinal eight-rounder will feature unbeaten junior welterweight Mike Reed, of Baltimore, MD.

A slew of local favorites make up the under card, highlighted by the fourth meeting between lightweights Victor Vasquez; of Philadelphia, and Osnel Charles, of Atlantic City, NJ.Charles leads the series, 2-1, but Vasquez won the last time by knockout.

Another six-round all-Philly lightweight contest pits Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith.

Also on the card:  junior middleweight Isaiah Wise; the return of welterweight Hasan Young; middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr., lightweight Steven Ortiz; super bantamweight Nelson Acevedo.

Joe Hand Promotions – Tuesday Night Fights Preview

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Tuesday Night Fights, a unique Philadelphia boxing event that will feature the best young talent in the Delaware Valley, will make its debut on Tuesday, July 29, at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management, Tuesday Night Fights will showcase both amateur boxers and professional fighters representing various boxing gyms throughout the Delaware Valley. The plan is to make Tuesday Night Fights a monthly event at 2300 Arena.

On July 29, the card will feature five professional fights and four amateur bouts.

Highlighting the professional card is a six-round middleweight match between Fred Jenkins Jr. (7-1-1) of ABC Rec Center in North Philadelphia and Jeremy Trussell (8-1-1) from Baltimore, Md.

Fred Jenkins Jr. (7-1-1, 1 KO), Philadelphia vs. Jeremy “The Truth” Trussell (8-1-1, 1 KO), Baltimore,Md.

Jenkins, age 27 and standing 5-7, had an amateur record of 35-5 with 17 knockouts at 165 pounds. Trussell , 29, started his pro career with eight straight victories. His pro debut on March 8, 2013 was a third-round TKO over Nycholas Ellerb at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. Jenkins’ most recent win was a six-round decision win over Gilbert Alex Sanchez on March 14, 2014 at Hamilton Manor, Hamilton Township, NJ. Jenkins is the son of legendary trainer Fred Jenkins, who is a member of the PA Boxing Hall of Fame and has been involved in the sport for 43 years, including as a boxer. Fred Jenkins Sr. has developed countless boxers at ABC Recreation Center, including world champion Charlie “Choo Choo” Brown and current heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings.

Trussell was a busy fighter in 2013 going undefeated in six bouts. His streak would reach eight after his first two fights in 2014. Jenkins made his pro debut on March 18, 2011 with a second-round TKO over Scott Brunner at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester. Jenkins opened his career with five straight wins. His only loss was a fourth-round TKO to Roberto Young at Bally’s Atlantic City on May 19, 2012. Trussell is coming off a four-round draw to David Rohn on June 28, 2014 at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. Prior to that, he suffered a sixth-round knockout to Taneal Goyco on April 12, 2014 at Patapsco Arena in Baltimore. Among Trussell’s eight wins, six have come with a KO or TKO in the first round.

Also, Keith Downs (2-0), representing the Willingboro Recreation Center, faces Robert Sweeney (2-0) from the Marian Anderson Rec Center, South Philadelphia, in a four-round middleweight contest.

A couple of accomplished amateur fighters, junior lightweight Avery Sparrow and junior middleweight Donte Wright, both from the Joe Hand Boxing Gym, will make their pro debuts.

In 2013, Sparrow, who went 45-8 as an amateur, placed seventh at the USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA. He also reached the quarterfinals at the Junior Olympic National Tournament at Camp Lejeune, NC, in 2010.

Wright, who collected 160 amateur wins, won the Philadelphia District Golden Gloves Tournament four times, the National PAL Tournament and was named Outstanding Fighter in the Philadelphia Diamond Belt Tournament.

The night’s featured amateur bout will match National Golden Gloves champion Christian Carto (Rosatia’s Gym, Philadelphia) against Dante Brown (Washington, D.C.) in a three-round 110-pound contest.

Other amateur bouts include:

Khalil Miller (ABC Rec) vs. Tom Hogan (Philadelphia Fight Firm), 201 pounds
Brian Walton (Camden ) vs. Hanif Webb (ABC Rec), 141 pounds
Jackie McTamney (Joe Hand Gym) vs. Kayla Hracho (DC Fitness, Reading, PA)

“This event provides an opportunity for young boxers, who, before now, only dreamed of entering a ring and seeing their hard work pay off,” said Joe Hand Sr., owner of the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Northern Liberties.