Chazz Witherspoon back in action on Saturday, April 18 at GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey

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Chazz Witherspoon back in action on Saturday, April 18 at GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey
Plus undefeated Matthew Gonzalez, Vidal Rivera, Obafemi Bakari, Courtney Blocker, Erick Kitt, Malik Hawkins and Antoine AIkens
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Pennsauken, NJ (March 25, 2015)–On Saturday night, April 18 at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey. In the main event, heavyweight contender Chazz Witherpsoon will be in action.

The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions.

Witherspoon (32-3, 24 KO’s) 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 has last bout, Witherspoon stopped Cory Phelps in two rounds at the GPC Event on January 24.

Appearing on the undercard in 4-round bouts will be:

Vidal Rivera (1-0, 1 KO) of Camden, NJ takes on Tyron Stewart (0-1) in a super bantamweight clash.

Obafemi Bakari (2-0) of Staten Island, NY will fight pro debuting Andrew Osborne in a jr. middleweight fight.

Matthew Gonzalez (2-0) of Vineland,NJ will take on Joseph McDonald (0-1) of Concord, NC in a jr. middleweight fight.

Courtney Blocker (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL will take on an opponent to be named in a jr. welterweight bout.

Paris Chisholm of Baltimore will be making his pro debut in a welterweight bout.

Erick Kitt (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL will see action in a jr. middleweight bout.

Malik Hawkins (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will take part in a jr. welterweight bout.

Andrew Pureifoy of Philadelphia will fight in a cruiserweight fight.

Antoine Aikens (9-0, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will take part in a super middleweight bout.

Rocco Salimbene of Pennsauken, NJ will make his pro debut in a lightweight fight

Tickets for the great evening of championship boxing $80 for Ringside, $60 for select and $40 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling 856 472 0443 or 609 938 1755 or by email at

There will be an after party at the GPG Event Center.

The GPG Event Center is located at 1443 Route 73 in Pennsauken.

For more information and media credentials, contact:

Marc Abrams at 856 287 7611 or

New Legend Boxing International Fight Night Preview

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On Saturday, March 28, New Legend Boxing will return to the famed Resorts World Casino New York City with another night of professional boxing for the latest installment of International Fight Night series.

Over the course of boxing history, Cleveland, OH, has been known as a hotbed for producing many talented fighters, including Joey Maxim, Jimmy Bivins and Lloyd Marshall among others. The latest prospect to come out of the hallowed city is undefeated super bantamweight prospect Antonio “Carita” Nieves.

On March 28, the 27-year-old Nieves is making his New York debut, in what will be his first bout scheduled for eight rounds. Nieves was a highly touted amateur winning over 60 fights while becoming a five-time Cleveland Golden Gloves champion, a National Golden Gloves silver medalist and competing in the Olympic Trials. Turning pro in November 2011, Nieves, now 10-0 (5 KOs), had a busy 2014, earning five victories, with three by knockout. In August, Nieves outboxed the 5-0 prospect Justin Lopez over six frames, dropping his foe in the second round en route to winning a shutout unanimous decision.

The 26-year-old lightweight power-punching prospect Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell, 9-2 (6 KOs), twin brother to fellow boxer Dean Burrell, was born in Queens, NY, then raised in London, England, before moving back to the US to turn pro in 2010. Now living in Brooklyn, Burrell trains out of Gleason’s Gym under the tutelage of world-renowned coach Hector Roca. Determined to win his third fight in a row following a controversial six-round split decision defeat back in May 2013, Burrell will be competing in his first eight-round contest.

Popular female fighter Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano will see action in a six-round junior lightweight contest. Currently riding a seven-fight winning streak, the Puerto Rican Brooklynite, 22-5-2 (10 KOs), is now a veteran of the ring, having turned pro back in 2003.

Serrano became a two-time titlist in 2012, picking up the Women’s IBA International super featherweight title that August, winning an eight-round decision over Kerri Hill, then earning another decision victory over Angel Gladney in November to grab the UBF female lightweight title. In what promises to be a barnburner, Serrano will be facing the equally experienced Fatuma Zarika, 24-9-1 (14 KOs), of Nairobi, Kenya, who is a former Women’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight titlist. Zarika will be making her US debut.


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World Fighting Championships brings live, local mixed martial arts and Muay Thai back to Northern Nevada with another supers show featuring the best local talent Northern Nevada has to offer.

“The fans have been asking so we brought it back! It wasn’t long ago that we pulled off our first show with Muay Thai and MMA here at the Grand Sierra Resort. The fans loved the event and we are proud to be able to give all the amazing fight camps the opportunities they deserve. This event has several big fights that are going to deliver action.” – Matt McGovern, President, World Fighting Championships.

Several bouts on the card deserve the billing of main event including two highly anticipated women’s Muay Thai matchups. Victoria Engberson, a WFC veteran, welcomes Marie Choi to the WFC ring for the top billed Muay Thai fight of the night. Jullian McCuan and Leizel Beliso collide at the 106 lbs weight limit to establish the WFC light flyweight division in Northern Nevada. And Vinnie Reymus and Jonathan Liman square off at a catchweight of 175 lbs for three rounds of MMA action.

This card is stacked with action from top to bottom with many new and old faces entering the WFC ring: Melvin Washington, Willy Whipple, Adam Hebenstreich, Brady Huang, Jullian McCuan, Leizel Beliso, Carlos Sanchez, Michael Gilliland, Kali Manu, Johnny Fields,

Daniel Reece, Zach Andrews, Joe Irvin, Kyle Lehane, Mike Harding, Michael Hoker, Mike Martinez, TJ Kullar, Mike Sandidge, and Lamar Gosey.

The official WFC 37 weigh-in will take place on Thursday April 11th inside the Grand Sierra Resort at 6pm. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public with fans encouraged to attend and support their fighters.

Tickets start at $27 for general admission and are available through the WFC website at Fans are encouraged to buy tickets early, as the best seats sell out early.

Can’t catch the event live? Join us online for live pay-per-view action hosted by GoFightLive! Visit and search for WFC 37, live from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Gates open at 7:00 p.m. on fight night. First fight is at 8:00 p.m.

For more news and more information on World Fighting Championships:

(Press Only) For more information press are encouraged to request media passes early for coverage of the live event. For media to include videos and high resolution images or fighter interviews, contact:

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Charlotte’s Night of Champions – Roy Jones Jr.

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Roy Jones Jr. (60-8, 43 KO) easily defeated journeyman cruiserweight Willie Williams (14-9-2) by second-round TKO on Friday night in Cabarrus, North Carolina. The 46-year-old future Hall of Famer clearly wasn’t tested by his 36-year-old foe.

The nasty left hook started the problems for Williams and the body-head combinations sent him home for the evening. The bout marked the first time Jones has fought in the United States since he won a unanimous decision over Max Alexander in 2011. Over much of the last four years, Jones has been building his cruiserweight resume against lesser-known boxers from all around the world.

Jones knows he can’t fight forever, but he is hoping to get a shot at another world title. In an interview with’s Brian Campbell, Jones said before the fight with Williams: “I’m looking at doing this and seeing how I feel. If I feel well, I will be going after Marco Huck. He agreed to fight me this year if everything goes well.”

Things definitely went well on Friday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Jones is ready for Huck.

The current champion has held his title for just under six years. He’s also only 30 years old. There’s no question he’d be a huge favorite over Jones if they were to meet in the ring.

Jones is likely inspired by the recent success of former rival Bernard Hopkins. The latter just relinquished the WBA and IBF light heavyweight titles at the age of 49. Jones doesn’t compete in a weight class that is as competitive as the 175-pound division. Still, capturing what would be a title in his fifth division would be an epic accomplishment for Jones.

Because Williams wasn’t able to extend Jones deep into the fight, it’s possible Jones could have one more tune-up before he challenges Huck. That would likely be against another fighter on the same level as Williams.

While his night was short, Williams did at least land what was likely his largest payday. Long after the swelling goes down on his face, Williams will probably look back on Friday’s bout proudly. He was stopped in the second round, but he shared the ring with a living legend.

Roy Jones Jr Presents Battle of the Belts Results

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Last night, 50-year old WBC #16 heavyweight contender, “Bronco” Billy Wright (47-4, 38 KOs), annihilated Gilberto Matheus Domingos (22-3, 20 KOs), stopping the Brazilian with a devastating body blow at the 1:15 mark of round one.

The 10-round main event took place on the RJJ Boxing Promotions at the We Ko Pa Casino in Fort McDowell, Arizona.

With the victory, “Bronco” Billy retained his WBC Latin American and Fecarbox titles while extending his winning streak to 18, 14 of which came via knockout in consecutive bouts.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to defend my WBC belts here in the United States as it’s been a long time since I fought here,” said Wright. “Mauricio Sulaiman has been a man of his word, moving me up the rankings as I continue to win fights.

“Right now I’m at #16, looking to crack the top 15 with this victory. Against Domingos, I wanted to make a statement and end the fight early with a knockout. The plan was to go in and land as many powerful body shots as possible.

“It worked and I came out on top. I’m going to keep marching up the WBC rankings with the goal getting a big fight against any of top contenders. The problem is, none of these guys want to fight me. I’m ready to take on all comers ahead of me.”

With the brutal stoppage of Domingos, Wright recorded his 29th first round knockout. One of his goal is to break the heavyweight record for first round knockouts held by Shannon Briggs, which stands at 35.

McMayhem in Midtown Review

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New York, NY (3/14/15) – On Saturday night, highly touted Irish Featherweight contender Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland, of Dublin, headlined an exciting 11-bout pro-am card held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, titled “McMayhem in Midtown”. The evening was promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Ring of Fire Promotions and Murphys Boxing, and sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group and Everlast.

Facing southpaw Manuel De Los Reyes Herrera, 128, of Planeta Rica, Colombia, Hyland, 127, kept pumping his jab forcing his foe on the back-foot for the entire first round. Whenever in close, Hyland would unleash swift, crackling combinations to the head and body. In round two, with Hyland pinning Herrera to the ropes, the pair stood toe-to-toe trading power shots to the delight of the crowd. Setting up stinging straight rights that snapped Herrera’s head back in the third, Hyland was visibly breaking down the Colombian. A pulverizing right uppercut to the midsection brought Herrera to his knees for a full count at 1:04 of round four. With the victory, Hyland, now 30-1 (14 KOs), moved another step closer toward title contention. Herrera’s record dropped to 21-16-1 (15 KOs).

Ozone Park, New York’s popular Light Heavyweight contender-turned-firefighter Will “Power” Rosinsky, 174, ended a two-year-plus ring absence, impressively halting Paul Gonsalves, 173, at 2:59 of the opening round. Looking very sharp, Rosinsky, a four-time New York Golden Gloves champion, scored four knockdowns overall. The first came halfway through the frame when Rosinsky landed a left hook to the body. After Gonsalves got to his feet, Rosinsky, now 18-2 (10 KOs), was determined to finish him off, scoring the final three knockdowns with dynamite straight right hands to the head. Gonsalves, from Harwich, Mass., is now 7-6-1 (3 KOs).

Promoted by Murphys Boxing, which is fronted by Ken Casey of the Celtic rock band Dropkick Murphys, Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, 164, of Cork, Ireland, took on the tough Milton Nunez, 165, of Barranquilla, Colombia, in a scheduled eight-round Super Middleweight contest. From the opening bell, O’Sullivan applied pressure, often trapping Nunez against the ropes and pounding away at the body with powerful hooks.

O’Sullivan was particularly effective when following up with his overhand rights upstairs. Nunez tried to counter O’Sullivan’s aggression, but none of what he landed had any effect on the Irishman. In round three, a combination finally put the tiring Nunez on the canvas. When he arose, O’Sullivan stalked him around the ring, rarely missing a punch, until a sweeping left hook to the chin staggered Nunez once again, leading to the referee’s stoppage at 2:20 of the frame. O’Sullivan upped his record to 20-1 (13 KOs), while Nunez fell to 28-13-1 (25 KOs).

The amateur portion of the card featured the tie-breaking third meeting between the FDNY’s Bravest Boxing team and the Garda Siochana Boxing team of the Irish National Police Force. Winning seven of the eight matches, the FDNY earned the 2015 Transatlantic Championship.

Full card set for LGM Promotions card at the Jersey City Armory

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Jersey City, NJ (March 12, 2015)-The full card has been set for the inaugural card promoted by Nick Jayme’s LGM Promotions that will take place this Saturday night at the Jersey City Armory.

The card will have something for everyone as fighters from Ireland, Puerto Rico and China will make up an international lineup. Additionally, there will be two of Jersey City’s own in separate bouts.

In the main event, John Franklin will take on Josh Crespo in an eight-round jr. featherweight bout.

Franklin of Kansas City, Missouri has a perfect record of 9-0 with four knockouts and has a win over previously undefeated Joshua Reyes (4-0). Franklin is coming off a six-round majority decision over Andre Wilson on November 29, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Crespo of New Haven, Connecticut has a record of 3-2-2 with one knockout will look to get back in the win column after suffering an eight-round split decision to Jorge Abiague on January 17 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

In a six-round co-feature, Steve Quinn will battle Stephon McIntyre in a bout for the WBU Youth Jr. Featherweight title.

Quinn of Newtownards, Northern Ireland will be representing his homeland on St. Patrick’s Day weekend and will look to thrill the crowd in his American debut.

Quinn has a record of 6-2 with one knockout and will look to get back on track after dropping a four-round unanimous decision to Daniel Moreno on August 23, 2014 in Panama City, Panama,

McIntyre of Jonesboro, Georgia has fought four consecutive undefeated fighters and has a draw with previously unblemished Marcus Bates. McIntyre is coming off a third-round stoppage defeat to Kevin Rivers Jr. on January 17 in Washington, D.C.

Two very special bouts have been added as good looking Chinese prospects in heavyweight Zhang Zhelei and jr. welterweight Wang Zhimin will see action in six and four round bouts respectively.

Both Zhelei and Zhimin are promoted by Roc Nation Sports.

Zhelei (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Zhoukou, China will take on Eric George (2-8) of Niagara Falls, New York while Zhimin (1-0) of China will battle Jesus Lule (7-10, 1 KO) of Fort Myers, Florida.

In four-round bouts:

Tyrell Wright (6-0-1, 4 KO’s) of Jersey City, NJ will fight Alando Pugh (1-3-1, 1 KO) of Washington, D.C. in a heavyweight bout.

In a middleweight bout, Hakim Bryant (2-0, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, NJ will fight Jesus Sosa Pegan (0-2) of Puerto Rico.

Jr. Lightweight Jose Ortiz (3-2-1, 1 KO) of Jersey City, NJ will fight Tyrone Luckey (5-4-1, 5 KO’s) of Middletown, NJ.

In a battle of pro debuting light heavyweights, Darren Goodall will take on Portland Pringle.

Brayon Rendon will make his pro debut against Frank Jordan (0-3) in a welterweight bout.

Local businessman Nick Jayme is bringing boxing back to Jersey City in a big way and he gave away 300 tickets to local Boys & Girls clubs as well County Recreation Centers in a grass roots attempt to get young people involved in or become new fans of boxing.. The crowd on Saturday night is expected to be a sell-out crowd of over 1500.

“I believe it is important for young people to attend these local shows. Giving back to the community in the form of complimentary tickets coupled with fair ticket and concession pricing is a major part of who we are and where we want to be as a company. We believe our business model will help create new fans,” said Jayme.

Tickets start at just $35

The Jersey City Armory is located at 678 Montgomery Street

For more information, Contact:

Marc Abrams at or 856 287 7611

Fists of the Fighting Irish Preview

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March 14th 2015, LGM Promotions in conjunction with Global Boxing Promotions presents “Fists of The Fighting Irish”, a highly anticipated night of boxing in Jersey City.

An exciting night of boxing is hitting the Historic Armory of Jersey City New Jersey. On Saturday March 14th, fighters from the Hudson/Bergen/and Essex county area are set to take stage. “Fist of The Fighting Irish” will celebrate Irish Heritage Month in the Jersey City community.

Collaborating for the first time, Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotions, and Nicholas Jayme’s newly started LGM Promotions, are eager to bring boxing in full effect to Hudson County. By not only hosting an event in Jersey City, the promoters are also giving local boxers a chance to fight in front of a hometown crowd.

Danny “Little Mac” McDermott 11-5-2 (5KOs) will take on Jeremy Mclaurin (10-8 (5KOs) in a 10 round Junior Welterweight WBU title defense. McDermott is coming off of a 6 round TKO victory over Ronnel Esparas. Danny will be putting his title on the line in his home town of Jersey City.

The night of boxing will feature two 6 round showdowns. One of the 6 round bouts will feature Jersey City own favorite Heavyweight, Tyrell “Juice” Wright 6-0-1 (4KOS). His opponent will be announced soon. The other 6 round bout, will feature John Franklin 9-0 (4KOs) and Josh Crespo 3-2-2.

Middleweight prospect Hakim Bryant 2-0 (1KO) has already taken well to the local community, and is an anticipated feature, his opponent TBA.

Coming into town all the way from Ireland, Stevie Quinn Jr. 6-2 (1KO) will be squaring off with Gabriel Braxton 2-7 (1KO) in a 4 round Junior Featherweight bout. Also to be featured in a 4 round battle, Jose Ortiz 3-2-1 (1KO) and Tyrone Luckey 5-4-1 (KOs) for a Junior Lightweight battle.

The thrilling night of boxing will kick off with upcoming local fighter’s showcasing their skills in Pro debut bouts. Darren Goodall will show off what he’s been working toward, a future in the pro’s, against Kentucky’s Portland Pringle, who will also be making his debut. Keon, better known as Jade Ivery, will step to the plate in a Middleweight bout against Edson Soto (1-1). North Bergen’s own Brayan Rendon, will go toe-to-toe in his debut bout against Gabriel Diaz.

Jason Sosa vs Bergman Aguilar Results

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Heavyweight Joey Dawejko, 14-3-2, 7 KOs, made short work of Ebonong Umohette, 9-3, 8 KOs on Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. Dawejko landed a crushing left hook that sent Umohette face-first to the canvas. The time was 27 seconds of round one. The referee was Benji Esteves.

In the final bout of the night, junior lightweight Jason Sosa, 14-1-3, 9 KOs, stopped Bergman Aguilar, 12-2-1, 4 KOs, at 1:54 of round four. Just before the finish, Aguilar turned his back and indicated to referee Gary Rosato that he did not want to continue. After the bout it was reported that Aguilar had lost three teeth in the final flurry of the fight.

Lightweight Victor Vasquez, 20-7-1, 8 KOs, battered Jose Guzman, 5-9-1, and scored a TKO in round four. Referee Gary Rosato halted the bout at 2:59. No knockdowns.

Welterweight Keenan Smith, 6-0,2 KOs, returned from a 3-year layoff to stop awkward Malik Jackson, 1-6-4, at 1:41 of round three. There were no knockdowns.

Southpaw junior middleweight Jeff Lentz, 5-0, 1 KO, remained undefeated with a 6-round unanimous decision over Fred Jenkins Jr., 9-2, 3 KOs.

In the opening bout at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, lightweight Jerome Conquest, 2-1, won a 4-round unanimous decision over a debuting Kevin Garcia, 0-1.

WBO #12 Dunn smashes WBC #14 Berrocal

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WBO #12 Zac Dunn (17-0, 15 KOs) stopped WBC #14 Beibi Berrocal (14-3, 14 KOs) in round two of a scheduled twelve round WBO Oriental super middleweight title bout at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Dunn and Berrocal were exchanging solid punches when the Colombian was visibly hurt and was in no condition to defend himself when the referee saved Berrocal from further punishment. Time 2:41. “Dunn will challenge for the IBO world title in 2015 and we will target WBO champion Arthur Abraham for the championship after he wins IBO title,” said promoter Barry Michael afterward. “Respected American boxing agent, Don Majeski is working with us to help Zac receive a world title opportunity.”

Australian light middleweight Ben Capps (11-2-2,3KOs) stopped 42 year old American, Fred Tukes (12-2-2,6KOs) in round seven of scheduled ten round IBO Oceania championship bout. The referee crowned Capps at 2.59 when Tukes was in trouble and could not defend himself.

New Zealand light heavyweight Robert Berridge (25-2-1, 21 KOs) stopped Togasilimai Letoa (15-16-1,8 KOs) in round five of a scheduled eight. The referee crowned Berridge at 1.18 after Letoa had visited the canvas.

Former super bantamweight amateur star Jason Maloney (3-0,3KOs) stopped Alvin Bais (14-5,3KOs) in round three of a six. Time 1.17.

Super middleweight Mitchell Middleton Clark ( 5-0,5KOs) stopped Paul Watson ( 3-4,2KOs) in round three of a six. Time 0.52. Watson was down twice.

Classy 118 pounder, Andrew Maloney (3-0,2 KOs) outscored debutant Nibeon Lottila (0-1) over four rounds Lottila was given recovery time after suffering a low blow in round two.

175 pounder Jayde Mitchell (2-0,1KO) outscored Aaron Lai (6-2,5KOs) over four rounds Lai deducted a point for infringement in round three.

Cruiserweight Zac Swettenham (1-0,1KO) stopped Nigel Elliot (0-1) in round three. Referee Tony Marretta crowned Swettenham at 1.24.

Promoter Barry Michael.

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