Philly Fight Night – Friday, 3/10/2017 – LIVE on GFL

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Friday, 3/10/2017  Philly Fight Night returns with Proving Ground, featuring Philly’s best prospects! LIVE on GFL! CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION

 

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Philly Fight Night Results – Farmer Dominates Zenunaj, earns Unanimous Decision – Watch NOW on GFL.TV

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An AMAZING night of Boxing at Philly Fight Night!!! CLICK HERE to watch the HARD HITTING ACTION now on GFL!!!

FULL CARD RESULTS
Tevin “American Idol” Farmer UD10 (99-91 2x, 98-92) Dardan Zenunaj – super featherweight
Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson MD6 (58-56 2x, 57-57) Lamont “Too Smooth” Capers – cruiserweight
Joseph Adorno KO1 (1:32) Guy Newman – super featherweight
Marcel Rivers KO1 (0:41) Tony Kim – 4 rds, super welterweight
Roque “Rock Star” Zapata MD4 (40-36, 39-37, 38-38) Isaiah Wise – super welterweight
Victor Padilla KO2 (0:59) Kimmy St Pierre – lightweight
Egomir Plevako KO2 (0:31) Montrell Castro – heavyweight
Jose “Chocolatito” Gonzalez UD4 (40-36 2x, 39-37) Tim Ibarra – super bantamweight

Philly Fight Night: Tevin Farmer vs Dardan Zenunaj – DEC 2 – LIVE on GFL.TV

November 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Peltz, Joe Hand & B.A.M. Boxing present… Philly Fight Night: Tevin Farmer vs Dardan Zenunaj for the NABF Championship. Philly Boxing at it’s finest!!!

DEC 2 – LIVE on GFL.TV – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION

10 Rounds- Tevin Farmer (23-4-1) VS Dardan Zenunaj (12-2) NABF super featherweight title

6 Rounds- Cruiserweight – Lamont Capers (7-8-2) VS Garrett Wilson (16-11-1)

6 Rounds- Lightweight Steven Ortiz (5-0) VS Avery Sparrow (5-1)

4 Rounds- Super Welterweight Rafael Machado (0-3) VS Isaiah Wise (3-0)

4 Rounds- Super Welterweight Hasan Young (6-1-1) VS TBA

4 Rounds- Flyweight Basyzbek Baratov (1-1-1) VS TBA

4 Rounds- Lightweight Victor Padilla debut VS TBA

4 Rounds- Super Welterweight Marcel Rivers debut VS Tony Kim

Junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, considered by many to be among the best in the world at 130 pounds, makes the first defense of his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title when he faces Dardan Zenunaj on Friday evening, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

The Farmer-Zenunaj 10-rounder tops another Philly Fight Night eight-bout card which begins at 7pm.

Farmer, 26, of North Philadelphia, is unbeaten in his last 16 fights and looking to get a shot at a world title in 2017. He is ranked as high as No. 5 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and he is fresh off an eight-round decision against Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, last month in the same ring.

Earlier this year, Farmer (left) captured the vacant NABF 130-pound title with a 10-round decision over Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz. He followed that this summer with the biggest win of his six-year career when he thoroughly trounced Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, registering a near shutout over 10 rounds.

“This is another fight to put me closer to a world title shot,” Farmer said. “A win should set me up for a title opportunity early in 2017. After December 2, I’m looking to face even bigger names. I don’t care who they put in front of me, but first I have to get past my opponent at the 2300 Arena.”

“Tevin Farmer has rebuilt himself into a legit world title contender and is on the verge of a major fight in 2017,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “However, on December 2, he will have his hands full against the aggressive brawler Dardan Zenunaj in a bout that promises to deliver fireworks. I’m happy to be co-promoting this terrific bout with my old friend, Hall-of-Famer and promotional mentor J Russell Peltz.”

Zenunaj (right), 29, is originally from Albania. He turned pro in Belgium and now fights out of Oxnard, CA. A pro for five years, he has a 12-2 record (9 KOs) since turning pro in 2011. Zenunaj won the Belgian featherweight title in his seventh fight and two years ago he captured the World Boxing Association (WBA) International junior lightweight title when he knocked out Karim Chakim, of France, in nine rounds.

The seven-bout undercard includes a terrific pair of six-round fights.

Former cruiserweight world-title challenger Garrett Wilson, of South Philadelphia, goes against stylish Lamont Capers, of Hawley, PA, in one six-rounder. The other features a pair of rising Philadelphia lightweight prospects, Avery Sparrow and Steven Ortiz–in the kind of old-fashioned early career showdowns that made Philly a great fight town.

Also returning are junior middleweight Isaiah Wise, welterweight Hasan Young and the local debut of Russian flyweight Basyzbek Barartov.

TEVIN FARMER MAKES FIRST DEFENSE OF NABF JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ON DEC. 2 AT 2300 ARENA IN PHILLY – Live on GFL.Tv

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Philadelphia, PA—Junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, considered by many to be among the best in the world at 130 pounds, makes the first defense of his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title when he faces Dardan Zenunaj on Friday evening, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.  The Farmer-Zenunaj 10-rounder tops another Philly Fight Night eight-bout card which begins at 7pm.

Farmer, 26, of North Philadelphia, is unbeaten in his last 16 fights and looking to get a shot at a world title in 2017.  He is ranked as high as No. 5 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and he is fresh off an eight-round decision against Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, last month in the same ring.

Earlier this year, Farmer (left) captured the vacant NABF 130-pound title with a 10-round decision over Mexico’s Gamaliel Diaz.  He followed that this summer with the biggest win of his six-year career when he thoroughly trounced Ivan Redkach, of Los Angeles, CA, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, registering a near shutout over 10 rounds.

“This is another fight to put me closer to a world title shot,” Farmer said.  “A win should set me up for a title opportunity early in 2017.  After December 2, I’m looking to face even bigger names.  I don’t care who they put in front of me, but first I have to get past my opponent at the 2300 Arena.”

“Tevin Farmer has rebuilt himself into a legit world title contender and is on the verge of a major fight in 2017,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “However, on December 2, he will have his hands full against the aggressive brawler Dardan Zenunaj in a bout that promises to deliver fireworks. I’m happy to be co-promoting this terrific bout with my old friend, Hall-of-Famer and promotional mentor J Russell Peltz.”

Zenunaj (right), 29, is originally from Albania.  He turned pro in Belgium and now fights out of Oxnard, CA.  A pro for five years, he has a 12-2 record (9 KOs) since turning pro in 2011.  Zenunaj won the Belgian featherweight title in his seventh fight and two years ago he captured the World Boxing Association (WBA) International junior lightweight title when he knocked out Karim Chakim, of France, in nine rounds.

The seven-bout undercard includes a terrific pair of six-round fights.

Former cruiserweight world-title challenger Garrett Wilson, of South Philadelphia, goes against stylish Lamont Capers, of Hawley, PA, in one six-rounder.  The other features a pair of rising Philadelphia lightweight prospects—Avery Sparrow and Steven Ortiz–in the kind of old-fashioned early career showdowns that made Philly a great fight town.

Also returning are junior middleweight Isaiah Wise, welterweight Hasan Young and the local debut of Russian flyweight Basyzbek Barartov.

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

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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.

Osnel Charles v Victor Vasquez Set for OR Oct. 14 at the 2300 Arena in Philly – Live on GFL.Tv

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Philadelphia, PA—Away from the spotlight and the glamour and in a move as rare as a 15-round fight, area lightweight favorites Osnel Charles and Victor Vasquez will meet for the fourth time in less than six years when they square off Friday evening Oct. 14 at the 2300 Arena. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON WHERE TO WATCH.

Topping the nine-fight card is an eight-round junior middleweight showdown between Tyrone Brunson, of North Philadelphia, and Ismael “Tito” Garcia, of Vineland, NJ.

Two additional eight-round matches feature world-rated junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, vs. Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, and unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Mike Reed, of Baltimore, MD, vs. Jose Aaron Herrera, of Valladolid, Mexico.

In an era when fighters rarely fight each other more than once, especially in prelim fights, Charles and Vasquez eagerly await their fourth encounter.

Old-timers in Philadelphia may recall another local four-fight rivalry, also between lightweights.  That was the series between Roger Evans, of South Philadelphia, and Eddie “Flash” Tomlin, of North Philadelphia.   They boxed each other four times between 1967 and 1969 and, incredibly, all four fights (two 6-round fights, two 8-round fights) ended in draws.  You could look it up!

“I can’t really say anything negative about Victor,” said the 32-year-old Charles (right), who has won two of their previous three fights.  “He’s a barber and I’m a barber and he’s a family man and I’m a family man, but when we get together in the ring I’m a better fighter.

“Victor never should have beaten me the last time we fought (June 30, 2015).  We both love to fight so why not fight each other a fourth time just like back in the old days.  Some people don’t understand this kind of thinking but we both fight with our heart and we put everything on the line so let’s do it one more time.”

A pro since 2009, Charles is 10-15-1, 1 K0.  He currently works as a cook at the Cedar Food Market in Atlantic City.

Vasquez, 33, of North Philadelphia, had been doing well on his recent comeback before losing his last two bouts.  He cuts hair at Consider It Done in North Philadelphia.   A pro since 2006, Vasquez is 19-11-1, 9 K0s.

“It’s always a great fight when Charles and me get it on,” Vasquez said.  “We know each other’s moves so sometimes it’s like playing chess and we try to out-smart each other.  We both come to fight and the fans like that and if the fans like it then why shouldn’t we fight again?   I’m getting older now and I want to finish my career on a good note and fighting Charles a fourth time is a good way to start.”

Also on the Oct. 14 card is a pair of six-round lightweight contests featuring Anthony Burgin against Gerald Smith in an all-Philly showdown plus Steven Ortiz, of Philadelphia, against Daniel Tran, of Oklahoma City, OK.

In four-round bouts: junior middleweight Isaiah Wise, of Philadelphia, vs. James Robinson, of York, PA; middleweight Fred Jenkins, Jr., of Philadelphia, vs. Ibrihim Shabazz, of Newark, NJ; welterweight Hasan Young, of Philadelphia, vs. Kevin Womack, of Baltimore, MD.

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

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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.

Dashon Johnson Knocks Decarlo Perez Down 2x in way to Unanimous Decision – Watch all the Action from this Weekends Show on GFL.tv

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Super Middleweight Dashon Johnson 20 19 3 W Decarlo Perez 15 4 1 UD
Super Middleweight Jaba Khositashvili 1 0 0 W Henry Beckford 3 4 0 UD
Super Lightweight Steven Ortiz 3 0 0 W Osnel Charles 10 14 1 UD
Super Middleweight Jamil Gadsden 0 7 0 L Isaiah Wise 1 0 0 TKO
Super Lightweight Korey Sloane 2 9 2 L Jerome Conquest 5 1 0 UD
Middleweight Phillip Legrand 1 2 0 L LeShawn Rodriquez 2 0 0 KO
Heavyweight Cassius Chaney 6 0 0 W Raymond Lopez 4 12 0 UD
Flyweight Chayanne Rivera debut W Gene Gonzales 0 1 0 UD

DECARLO PEREZ QUITS JOB TO FOCUS ON BOXING AND UPCOMING BOUT – MEDIA WORKOUT SET FOR THURSDAY, MAY 26, AT JOE HAND BOXING GYM

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WATCH THE EVENT ON JUNE 3rd – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

In preparation for his Fight on June 3rd, fan favorite Super Middleweight DeCarlo Perez (15-4-1, 5K0s), of Atlantic City, NJ.  Undercard fighters on the June 3 ‘He’s Backkkkk’ card will also be there.

What:  Media workout for Perez’ June 3 fight against Dashon Johnson (20-19-4, 6 K0s), of Escondido, CA, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

Where:  Joe Hand Gym 3d Street above Spring Garden. (547 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123)

When:  1 PM, Thursday May 26, 2016

Middleweight standout DeCarlo Perez, in an effort to get back into position on the world boxing scene, has left his job at Atlantic City (NJ) Hospital to concentrate full-time on his June 3 main event contest against Dashon Johnson, of Escondido, CA, at the 2300 Arena.

It makes sense.  Johnson is the 42-fight veteran who came within one second in the 10th and final round of stopping unbeaten Jesse Hart in the same ring March 18.  Hart was knocked down with 17 seconds to go and barely beat the count.

Perez, 25, of Atlantic City, has worked for the last six years as a Pharmacy Tech at Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center, putting in 40-50 hour weeks while also training as a professional boxer.

After winning nine out of 10 fights–against solid opposition–to place him on the doorstep of the world ratings, Perez was stopped by unbeaten Rob Brant, of St. Pau, MN, in the fourth round of their Jan. 22 fight in Tucson, AZ, for the vacant NABA middleweight title.

“Right now, I have to devote full-time to my boxing career when I’m still young enough to do it,” said Perez.  “The hospital job will always be available to me because I’ve been there for some time and I’ve made a lot of connections there.  The people at my job understand where I’m coming from and they completely support my decision.”

Drained by making 160 for the fight with Brant, 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.

Perez had a troubled childhood, going from one rescue mission to another before moving in with his grandparents when he was 6 years old.  He grandfather used to work out with Robert Duran and that piqued Perez’ interest in boxing.   When he was 10, Perez began going to the Pleasantville (NJ) Rec Center, where he met his current trainer, Wilberto Alejandro.  They now train at the Bullpen Gym in Egg Harbor (NJ) Township.

“Moving in with my grandparents was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Perez said.  My grandfather told me there will be ups and downs but if you keep at it you will be a champion.

“Next comes my relationship with Will—it’s like father and son.  There isn’t any other person I would want to go into battle with than Will.  He’s taught me and he’s groomed me and vice versa.  We know what we both are capable of and we truly believe there is no enemy in front of us that can beat us.  It’s taken time for me to see that he is right.”

Perez started at Atlantic City High School, then he switched to Egg Harbor HS where he graduated.

As an amateur, Perez says he was 85-15 but without any regional or national titles.  He turned pro, he said, after losing what he thought was a bad decision in a Golden Gloves tournament.

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.

“I feel this fight against Dashon Johnson is going to be a great competitive fight,” Perez said. “Johnson 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.”

The Bout Card includes:

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