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KARIM “HARD HITTA” MAYFIELD READY TO STEP UP AND GIVE MAYWEATHER A HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE FIGHT

Photo By Team Mayfield

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 6, 2015) – After pound for pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) mentioned Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-2-1, 11 KOs) as one of his possible opponents for his final contracted fight with Showtime, the San Francisco native says is ready to step up and give Mayweather his first loss.

 

“I’m always ready to fight anyone anywhere,” said Karim Mayfield. “The fact that the great Floyd Mayweather has mentioned me as someone he wants to fight in September is music to my ears.  It would be an honor to fight Floyd in Las Vegas.  He’s done a lot for the sport and he’s arguably the best fighter to ever lace em up.  My last few fights have been at 140 pounds and I know the extra weight would make me more powerful.  I fought Francisco Santana at 152 pounds and gave him his only KO loss. I’m very powerful and comfortable at that weight. I know I would give Floyd all he can handle.  My trainer Ben Bautista and I have a game plan we know will be successful against Mayweather.  I’d give Floyd his first loss in a highly explosive fight.”

 

Set for September 12, 2015, Mayweather will fight an opponent TBA at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.  Mayfield, along with Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) are fighters Floyd Mayweather has mentioned as potential opponents.  Karim feels he’s the better option.

 

“No disrespect to Andre Berto, he’s a good fighter and we have a mutual respect for one another, but he’s not as durable as I am. Berto has two losses against opponent’s Floyd has already defeated.  I’ve never been dropped, battered or bruised in any of my fights. I bring a rough style to this fight, a style the fans want to see Floyd up against. In addition, the Bay Area is a big media market and I know all my fans here would rise up and support me.  My brother La Ron and I, who are independent, sold out my last fight in San Francisco.  I’m confident we can bring a big crowd to Las Vegas.  It’s only an hour fight away.”

 

Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs), who’s been begging to fight Mayweather since 2014, is another fighter campaigning to fight Mayweather.  After sparring Khan on numerous occasions, Mayfield feels Amir is an easier fight.

 

“Every time I sparred Amir Khan at Virgil Hunter’s gym, I put hands on him,” Mayfield declared. “So bad that Virgil had to stop the sparring sessions.  Khan has also been brutally knocked out twice by Prescott and Garcia.  The man has no chin and he wouldn’t last twelve rounds with Money Mayweather.  He’s definitely the safer route.”

 

Mayfield, who’s been in camp with Manny PacquiaoAntonio Margarito and Danny Garcia to name a few, has all the experience needed to give the fans an entertaining fight.  He’s beaten many undefeated fighters and has a unanimous decision win against Mauricio Herrera.

 

“No one can deny my heart and determination to fight the best,” Mayfield continued. “I’ve been the ring with everyone. I soundly beat Herrera, I whooped Pacquiao and Khan in sparring.  Shawn Porter refused to step in the ring when he had the choice to fight me or Erick Bone with only one day notice. A lot of fighters have ducked me because I’m a serious threat to anyone.”

 

Mayfield feels the fans want to see Floyd Mayweather give an African-American fighter a chance to dethrone him.  Mayweather’s last seven opponents have been either, Mexican, Argentinean, Filipino or Puerto Rican.

 

“I think it’s time for the fans to see Floyd give a brotha a shot.” Mayfield concluded. “Shane Mosley and Zab Judah gave Floyd a run for his money.  I feel I can do the same but come out victorious.”

FIGHT NETWORK BOXING PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (July 6-12, 2015)

(U.S. only schedule.  For full Canadian schedule, please visit tv.fightnetwork.com from your region.)

 

Fight Network is a 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports. It airs programs focused on the entire scope of the combat sports genre, including live fights and up-to-the-minute news and analysis for boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, professional wrestling, traditional martial arts, fight news, as well as fight-themed drama series, documentaries and feature films.

 

Below find highlights of this week’s programming:

Monday, July 6

7:30 p.m. ET – Fight New Now Extra– The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

Tuesday, July 7

6:00 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Classics – Reliving memorable boxing fights from the past two decades.

8:30 p.m. ETFight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

Wednesday, July 8

7:00 a.m. & 10:00 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Classics – Reliving memorable boxing fights from the past two decades.

7:30 p.m. ET – Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

Thursday, July 9

1:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Weekly Covering all the latest news in professional boxing, featuring full recent fights and highlights from the sweet science.

8:30 p.m. ET — Fight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

Friday, July 10

12:30 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Weekly Covering all the latest news in professional boxing, featuring full recent fights and highlights from the sweet science.

Saturday, July 11

12:30 a.m. ETFight News Now Extra – The latest news, recaps, features and inside analysis of the fight game.

6:30 p.m. ETKOTV Boxing Weekly Covering all the latest news in professional boxing, featuring full recent fights and highlights from the sweet science.

Sunday, July 12

2:30 p.m. ET – KOTV Boxing Weekly Covering all the latest news in professional boxing, featuring full recent fights and highlights from the sweet science.

8:00 p.m. ETUltimate Classic Boxing: Giardello vs. Sandy – Featuring Joey Giardello vs. Randy Sandy from Feb. 6. 1957 in Chicago.

 

 

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BROOKLYN’S PAULIE MALIGNAGGI INTERVIEWED ON ESPN BROADCAST OF NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST ON JULY 4th IN CONEY ISLAND

Malignaggi Faces Undefeated Danny Garcia On Saturday, August 1 Edition Of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN Live From Barclays Center

 

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BROOKLYN (July 6, 2015) – Former two-division world champion and Brooklynite Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi was interviewed by Melanie Collins on ESPN’s broadcast of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday, July 4th on Coney Island.

 

He appeared in front of the raucous Brooklyn crowd and signed autographs and took photos with fans.

 

Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs) takes on undefeated superstar Danny “Swift” Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) in the evening’s main event on Saturday, August 1 at Barclays Center. Televised action begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with Middleweight World Champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) taking on former world champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs).

 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $250, $150, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com and at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.

 

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READY TO WIN ONE FOR THE LITTLE GUYS: INTRODUCING MARCOS “DORADO” REYES

I really don’t care about the size difference. I’m a better fighter than him.”

 

“Chavez is the son of a giant, but there’s a saying that goes ‘the sons of giants are dwarfs.’  They never live up to expectations and become giants like their fathers.”Marcos Reyes

 

Reyes Faces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.,

In Main Event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®Doubleheader

 Saturday, July 18, Live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

 

NEW YORK (July 6, 2015) – One of the most recognizable names in boxing, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) will attempt to get back on the winning track when he meets Mexico’s Marcos “Dorado” Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIPBOXING® live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) on Saturday, July 18, from theDon Haskins Center at UTEP in El Paso, Texas.

 

Chavez is a Mexican superstar and former middleweight world champion.  He’s also the son of legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., a six-time world champion in three weight classes considered, by acclamation, as the greatest Mexican fighter of all time and as one of the best boxers of all time.

 

So who is Marcos Reyes?

 

“I’m the boxer who’s going to beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.,” he said. “I’m the one who’s going to take advantage of my opportunity of a lifetime.  I’m the one who’ll show everybody that I’m a better fighter than him.

 

“I’ve proven to be a good fighter in my career but I’m hungry to be something more.  I want to make a name for myself.  I’m not intimidated.  I want to beat Chavez so I can fight with the best.”

 

Reyes, of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, is 27.  An eight-year-pro, he stands 6-foot-1, the identical height of Chavez.  Chavez is the naturally bigger boxer, of course, a fact that’s not been lost on anybody, including most certainly Reyes.

 

“When they told me about the Chavez fight, I couldn’t believe it,” Reyes said.  “I just said, ‘OK, let’s do it.’ I just didn’t care about anything but making the fight.  I wanted this fight to happen so badly.

 

“I’m a 160-pound fighter, but I really didn’t care about the size difference.  I just wanted the chance against him.  I know I’m a better fighter than him.  I can do much more than him inside the ring.  I can take (a punch) at my weight, I can go toe-to-toe or I can box.  I can use my legs, jab, keep busy in there.  He can’t.

 

“That’s why I’m so excited and happy about this fight.  It’s the major leagues.  It’s everything.  It’s my chance to show the people in the world how good I am.  It can open the door to all the big fights.  I’m going to leave everything I have in the ring, I’m putting my whole heart on the line.”

 

Chavez achieved his success at middleweight but has been scrapping at super middleweight and beyond since abandoning the 160-pound division after a loss to Sergio Martinez in September 2012.

 

Last April 18 on SHOWTIME, Chavez took the dangerous step to move up in weight to face the naturally larger Andrzej Fonfara.  Chavez, who measured 171½ pounds at the weigh-in, Chavez went down in the ninth, made it to his corner after the bell but chose not to continue in a fight he was losing by the scores of 89-80 and 88-81 twice.

 

Chavez has since changed trainers and will be working with Robert Garcia for the 168-pound, 10-round rumble with Reyes.  Reyes will be trained for this fight by International Boxing Hall of Famer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain.  Until recently, Reyes was trained by Robert Garcia.

 

“This is my second fight in a row with Nacho and fourth overall,” Reyes said, “but I spent most of the last two years training with Robert at his gym.  So Robert and I are on excellent terms.  I know he’s training Chavez now.  But I’m also sure Robert already knows that I’m a better fighter than Chavez is.”

 

“I saw his last fight with Fonfara; Chavez is going down now, I am going up.  The right time to beat Chavez is now.”

 

Reyes isn’t a braggart, merely a determined, confident kid anxiously closing in on a matchup he’s wanted and dreamed of for years.

 

“Of course there’s pressure on me, but Chavez is the fighter with the name,” Reyes said.  “Chavez is the son of a giant, but there’s a saying that goes ‘the sons of giants are dwarfs.’  They never live up to expectations and become giants like their fathers.”

 

Reyes does have concerns about July 18, but they don’t have anything to do with Chavez Jr.

 

“I am worried a little about the judges if the fight goes the distance,” he said.  “Maybe I have a bad decision go against me.  So I don’t want it to go to the judges.  I want to finish him before the 10 full rounds.

 

“From the first bell, I’ll be throwing punches and I will keep throwing punches.  I will do what I have to do to knock Chavez out.”

 

On being the son of a famous father/fighter, Reyes can empathize with what Chavez Jr., has had to endure.  However, Reyes is quick to point out the inherent advantages that go along with it.  He also puts some of the burden on Julio Jr., for not being his own self in the ring.

 

“I think it is hard to handle being the son of someone famous,” Reyes said.  “His father was an icon and he wants to follow the same steps, but he didn’t have it nearly as hard as his father did.  Being the son brings on its own issues.  Chavez doesn’t possess the qualities his dad had yet he wants to fight like his father.  But he shouldn’t.  His dad was short, he’s tall. He shouldn’t try to fight like him at all.

 

“Chavez is his son and has the same name, but in the ring he’s just a guy with the name of Julio Cesar Chavez.  He’s not the same as his father and will never be.

 

“I just don’t see Chavez as a better boxer than me.”

 

Like the vast majority of Mexican boxers, Reyes idolized Chavez Sr.

 

“Julio Sr. was one of my first idols.  I remember watching him when I was five,” Reyes said. “He was one of the main reasons I started to box.  Then when I watched Oscar De La Hoya he became one of my idols.  I saw a lot of their fights.  And Roy Jones Jr.’s fights, too; he was also one of my idols.”

 

At one time during the past year Reyes was world-ranked at middleweight in the WBC (No. 9) and the IBF (No. 15).  He’s campaigned almost exclusively in Mexico where he defeated a string of tough, rugged contenders.  This will be his fourth U.S. appearance, second in three fights and second in Texas.

 

“This is very exciting for me to fight on SHOWTIME,” the come-forward boxer-puncher said.  “It’s my first main event on a major television network and I’m proud and very happy about it.  This is my time and I’m going to take advantage and do what I need to do against Chavez.”

 

Reyes went 63-7 in the amateurs, was a six-time Mexican national champion and a representative of the Mexican National Team in both the 2006 and 2007 Pan American Games.  He turned pro at age 19 in April 2007.

 

In his third fight Reyes captured the Mexican super welterweight title with a third-round TKO.  In his seventh start and United States debut, in July 2008 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he registered a third-round TKO.  Reyes, in his 11th outing, defeated one of Mexico’s all-time most popular former world champions when he outpointed Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas over 12 rounds in March 2009.

 

Reyes made it to 13-0 before he suffered his initial loss on a 10-round decision to Amilcar Milian in 2010.  After losing to Milian, Reyes won his next 19 consecutive fights before losing a controversial majority 10-round decision to El Paso’s Abie Han last Oct. 18 in Carson, Calif.  Reyes’ trainer that night?  Robert Garcia.

 

Reyes might have won two or three of the first seven rounds against Han, but he made things interesting when he scored a knockdown with 30 seconds remaining in the eighth.  Han also crumpled to the canvas from a seemingly meaningless left hook to the chest that may have landed a split second after the bell sounded in the eighth. The first was scored a knockdown, the second was not.

 

The knockdown got Reyes back into the fight and he was on his way to winning the ninth round, too, except that the referee deducted a point from him for a late hit (short left hook to the face) that appeared to clearly connect before the bell.

 

“I was angry with the judges in that fight,” Reyes said.  “I thought I won.  I don’t know what happened. I dropped him twice in the eighth but I only got credit for one.  I got credit for the first one late in the round but the second one in the closing seconds of the round I did not.”

 

Reyes, who has mostly campaigned at 154 and 160 pounds, tipped the scale at a personal-high 165½ pounds for his most recent fight, a unanimous eight-round decision win over David Alonso Lopez last Jan. 24.  Reyes won by 77-74 twice and 76-75 despite going down in the second.

 

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In the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature, unbeaten fighters McJoe Arroyo(16-0, 8 KOs) of Puerto Rico and Arthur Villanueva (27-0, 12 KOs) of the Philippines will clash in a 12-rounder for the vacant IBF Super Flyweight World title.

 

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will conclude an action-packed weekend on SHOWTIME and CBS Sports that will feature three different boxing series.  It begins on Friday, July 17, with a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) and ends with a day-night Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS and SCB doubleheader on July 18.

 

Just hours earlier from the Don Haskins Center, PBC on CBS (live at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT) will offer a terrific doubleheader. In the main event, undefeated British superstar Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) will make his U.S. debut when he defends his IBF Super Bantamweight World title against Alejandro Cobrita Gonzalez Jr. (25-1-2, 15 KOs).  The co-main event will feature exciting heavyweight Chris The Nightmare Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) against an opponent to be announced.

FULL NIGHT OF UNDERCARD ACTION FEATURES EDNER CHERRY BATTLING LUIS CRUZ & ANTHONY PETERSON TAKING ON RAMESIS GIL FROM THE USF SUN DOME IN TAMPA ON SATURDAY, JULY 11

 

Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN Is Headlined By Undefeated Star

Keith Thurman Taking on Luis Collazo &

Rising Star Tony Harrison Battling Willie Nelson

Coverage Begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

 

TAMPA (July 6, 2015) – An exciting night of undercard fights comes to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Saturday, July 11 featuring matchups between Edner Cherry (33-6-2, 18 KOs) fighting Luis Cruz (21-3, 16 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight battle and Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KOs) facing Ramesis Gil (8-11-5, 5 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight bout.

 

Televised coverage of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with an explosive junior middleweight showdown between Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) and Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs). The night is headlined by undefeated welterweight star Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) facing former world champion Luis Collazo (26-6, 19 KOs). Door open at USF Sun Dome at 6 p.m. with the first fight beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

The night of action will also feature Walter Castillo (25-3, 18 KOs) who takes on Amet Diaz (32-11, 23 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight attraction and undefeated prospectPatryk Syzmanski (13-0, 8 KOs) facing off against Maurice Louishomme (8-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout.

 

Also showcased will be the brother of world champion Gary Russell Jr., 22-year-old Washington, D.C. prospect Antonio Russell who takes on 23-year-old Puerto RicanJaxel Marrero in a six-round bantamweight attraction and the pro debut of Chicago’sBruno Brecidean as he faces 21-year-old Brad Sustad out of Orlando in a super welterweight tilt scheduled for four rounds.

 

Rounding out the scheduled fights are Antonio Tarver Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs), the 27-year-old out of Orlando and son of boxing superstar Antonio Tarver who takes on 29-year-oldJulian Valerio (2-3) of Orlando in a four round super welterweight bout and undefeated 28-year-old super welterweight Manny Woods (13-3-1, 5 KOs) out of St. Petersburg who takes on 26-year-old Puerto Rican Carlos Garcia (7-14-1, 7 KOs)

 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $200, $150, $75, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Sun Dome box office.

 

An experienced fighter who has made appearances in the ring for over a decade as a professional, the 32-year-old Cherry will make his 2015 debut on July 11 in Tampa. Owner of victories over Vicente Escobedo, Monta Meza Clay and Wes Ferguson, Cherry was born in the Bahamas but now fights out of Wauchula, Florida. He takes on the 29-year-old Puerto Rican Cruz.

 

The brother of former world champion Lamont Peterson, the 30-year-old Peterson hopes to soon make a name for himself on the big stage. Owner of wins over Daniel Attah, Dominic Salcido and Marcos Leonardo Jimenez, the Washington, D.C. product is looking to win his fifth consecutive fight on July 11. He faces the 32-year-old Gil out of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

The 26-year-old Castillo is an exciting brawler who never takes a step back and will look to put on a show for fans in Tampa. The Managua, Nicaragua-born knockout artist ended 12 of his first professional 14 victories inside of the distance. He will face 32-year-old former title challenger Diaz out of Panama City.

 

Miami-based fighter, Hernandez will be able to compete not far from his home when he hits the ring in Tampa on July 11. The 30-year-old will bring his straight ahead style up against the 22-year-old Tercero out of Mexico City.

 

Undefeated at just 22-years-old, Szymanski will look to build on his recent success on July 11. The Konin, Poland-born fighter made his 2015 debut in March with a second round TKO over Yoryi Estrella. He is set to face the 37-year-old Louishomme out of Colorado Springs.

 

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KNOCKOUT: SEASON 2

Premiering this coming Wednesday July 8, 2015 on Nuvo-TV and Fuse-TV.
Featuring Host Roy Jones Jr., trainers “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Floyd “Joy” Mayweather Sr. and “Iceman” John Scully, nine professional boxers (in the featherweight, lightweight and cruiserweight divisions), director Benny Boom and producer Steve Marcano.
Filmed at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, KNOCKOUT: SEASON 2 will begin airing this Wednesday and will run until the live finale’ onAugust 15 at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

“BRONCO” BILLY WRIGHT SENDS MESSAGE TO HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION “LETS GET IT ON”

 

LAS VEGAS (July 3, 2015) – After recording another first round knockout against late sub Esteban Hillman Tababary (25-16-2, 20 KOs) last Saturday in Bolivia, Bronco Billy Wright (48-4, 38 KOs), who defended his WBC Latino heavyweight title, looks to land a big fight before the summer ends.  Currently rated WBC #16, Bronco Billy Wright is ready for a top level opponent.

 

“Right now I’m at a stage in my career where I feel I’m ready to challenge anyone in the top 10.” said Bronco Billy Wright. “I’m knocking out guys with winning records and I’m staying active, fighting constantly.  I’m very grateful to the WBC for honoring my ranking.  They’ve sanctioned all my title defenses as I hold their FECARBOX, Latino and United States (USNBC) Silver titles. I’ve delivered on every fight by knocking everyone out that they sanctioned. My goal is to to land a big fight before the year ends and I’m counting on the WBC to honor my ranking, forcing someone in the top 15 to fight me.”

 

Adding another first round KO to his record, Bronco Billy, who hasn’t tasted defeat since 1998, is inching closer to breaking the all-time record for first round knockouts held by Shannon Briggs at 33.  Currently, Wright has 29 first round KOs.

 

“I believe if I continue to win and win impressively, someone in the top ten will take me on.” Bronco Billy Wright continued. “If not I’ll just have to keep knocking out everyone in my path till they accept my challenge. I’m going to stay busy regardless.  This 50-year old man can’t be that scary can he?  My message to all these young bucks is…Let’s get it on!”

Club 1957 Management to co-manage Jr. Welterweight contender Emanuel Taylor with D and D Management

Doc Nowicki, Emanuel Taylor, Dave Price and Mark Cipparone

Philadelphia (July 3, 2015 ) – D and D Management along with Mark Cipparone’s Club 1957 Management is pleased to announce a joint venture for which the two companies will now co-manage Jr. Welterweight contender Emanuel Taylor.

Taylor (18-4, 12 KO’s) of Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland has established himself as one of the top rated contenders in the Jr. Welterweight division and has been in several exciting fights against world champions Chris Algieri & Adrien Broner as well as undefeated Enrique Orozco. Those fights have made Taylor a television network staple.

“I would like to say that I’m excited to have the opportunity to establish a joint venture with Mark Cipparrone” said David Price of D and D management. “I have always had a lot of respect for him and I thought D and D and 1957 could complement instead of constantly compete with one another.”

“When we originally signed Emanuel Taylor he had already been signed with a local manager and we collectively functioned as Co- Managers. Emanuel no longer wanted his home based manager involved and Doc and I thought it would be a great opportunity to work with someone else that we felt had a high level of what we call V.I.S.A ( Vision, Integrity, Structure, Accountability).”

“We currently only have Emanuel together and all of our separate stables remain just that. We However hope that this is the beginning of a great working relationship that we could expand for years to come”

Said D and D Management’s Doc Nowicki,”I am excited that we were able to bring Mark Cipparone from Club 1957 Management to be involved with us with Emnauel Taylor. With boxing being very difficult to move fighters along, we thought it would be a perfect match. We have done good things with our fighters. Mark has done good things with his fighters. We feel great about collaborating with Manny and hopefully we can do some other things in future.”

“We have some great expectations going forward for Manny. We feel he has the talent to become a world champion as he has established himself as a favorite of the premium networks.”

‘Thee years ago I decided to dive head first into the business of managing boxers. I have given my all from day one and want nothing more than helping develop a world champion. When I received the call from Dave Price to partner with D and D to manage Manny Taylor it was without hesitation that I said yes. Believe it or not even before that call I had the same idea to join forces with D and D. Both Doc and Dave have been doing a great job with their fighters and it is easy to see that they are hard working, ethical business men. I am looking forward to see what our combined resources and talents can produce. I am not one to partner …just because. Yes the old adage 2 heads are better than one may apply, but I believe that we have complementing skills and although we may have had some underlying competitiveness in the past we genuinely like each other,” said Mark Cipparone of Club 1957 Management.”

“Manny is an extremely talented boxer and we all are committed to making a difference in his career. I am personally looking forward to working with him as part of this team and believe that he will have a special opportunity to reach his goals.”

Taylor is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.

World Bantamweight Championship Fight Headlines Debut of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV Sun. Aug. 2 at 9:00 pm (ET)

 

PBC – The Next Round Live from Orlando FeaturesWorld Title FightBetween Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0)

 

Plus Junior Middleweight WBC Four-Man Tournament:

Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Jhonson (17-1, 9 KOs) vs Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs) & Olympian John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) vs Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs)

 

 

ATLANTA (July 2, 2015) – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) comes to Bounce TVon Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), with the debut of the new monthly series, PBC – The Next Round, which will showcase the sport’s future stars and potential champions.

 

The main event for the series premiere of PBC – The Next Round will be a 12-roundWorld Bantamweight Championship fight between Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao”Payano (16-0, 8 KOs) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0, 4 KOs).  Both fighters are Olympians – Payano for the Dominican Republic and Cincinnati southpaw Warren, a three-time Olympian for the United States. Each fighter brings an undefeated record to the battle for the title.

 

The co-feature is a two-fight, WBC Tournament in the Junior Middleweight division: A 10-round match of Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Johnson (17-1, 9 KOs) taking on the knockout machine Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs), plus 10 rounds of Olympian John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) battling Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs).  The winners of the two bouts will face-off on a date to be announced soon.

 

PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, will take place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University inWinter Park, Florida.

 

Bounce TV is free on the digital broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage.  For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

Ambassador Young and Martin Luther King III are among the founders of Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and the #2 most-watched AA network.  Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States.

Boxcino 2015 champions Andrey Fedosov and John Thompson crack world rankings

Philadelphia, PA (July 2, 2015)–The two champions from the 2015 Boxcino tournament, Heavyweight Andrey Fedosov and Jr. Middleweight John Thompson have each entered the world rankings on the strength of their tournament wins.

Fedosov (28-3, 23 KO’s) of Russia defeated Donovan Dennis by 8th round stoppage on May 22nd and is ranked #7 by the WBO and #15 by the WBA.

Thompson (17-1, 6 KO’s) of Newark, NJ stopped the tournament favorite Brandon Adams with a sensational 2nd round knockout and is ranked ranked #4 by the WBO and #10 by the WBA.

“John and Andrey both did a great job in the tournament and they have bright futures ahead of them,” said Banner Promotions President, Arthur Pelullo.