Wilson takes out Caputo Smith in three; Wins Pennsylvania State Cruiserweight title

Spring, Santiago, Newman, Magda, Fulton, Quinones and Montgomery score wins on undercard

Watch fights on demand on www.gfl.tv

For Immediate Release

Valley Forge, PA (June 22 2015)–This past Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, Garrett Wilson scored a sensational 3rd round stoppage over Anthony Caputo Smith to capture the Pennsylvania State Cruiserweight title.

The show was promoted by King’s Promotions and was streamed live by www.gfl.tv

Wilson of Philadelphia landed a vicious right uppercut that sent Caputo Smith flat on his back with his head bouncing off the canvas. Caputo Smith tried to get to his feet but the fight was called off at 1:41.

Wilson of Philadelphia is now 14-9-1 with 8 knockouts. Caputo Smith of Kennett Square, PA. is now 15-5.

Erik Spring worked hard to win a 6-round unanimous decision over Robert Sweeney in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

the two traded punches and provided great action as neither took a backwards step. The fight was fought at close quarters and there was great two-way action throughout the fight.

Spring of Reading, PA. won by scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56 to raise his mark to 6-0. Sweeney of Hampton, Virginia is 3-3.

Milton Santiago Jr. suffered a flash knockdown but was very consistent throughout his 6-round unanimous decision over Jose Miguel Castro in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Santiago was briefly sent to the canvas when he was leaning back and was more of a balance knockdown. He clearly was not hurt and from that point on used his hand speed and landed plenty of combinations and came home with the victory by scores of 59-55 on all cards.

Santiago is now 11-0. Castro of Puerto Rico is 4-5.

Earl Newman (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY. remained perfect by stopping Lamont Capers (5-7) in round five of their scheduled six-round Light Heavyweight bout. The time of the stoppage was 2:56

John Magda (11-0) was workmanlike and pounding put a 6-round unanimous decision over veteran Dionisio Miranda (22-12-2) in a Super Middleweight fight. Scores were 60-54 twice and 59-55.

Stephen Fulton remained undefeated as he scored a stoppage after round three of his 6-round Featherweight bout. The bout was stopped after Fulton (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia opened up a cut over the right eye of Capul (8-18).

Samuel Quinones Jr. scored a 3rd round stoppage over Shiwone Gortman in a scheduled 6-round Welterweight bout. Quinones dropped Gortman with a hard overhand right in round three and finished him shortly after at 38 seconds of round three. Quinones of York, PA is now 9-0 with 4 knockouts. Gortman of Grand Prairie, Texas is now 4-8-1.

Hafiz Montgomery of Atlantic City made a successful pro debut by winning a 4-round unanimous decision over veteran Brian Donahue in a Heavyweight bout.

Montgomery won by scores of 40-36 on all cards. Donahue is now 3-13-2.

Kevin Garcia (1-1-1) of Pheonixville, PA. and Jack Grady (0-1-1) of Buffalo, NY fought to a majority draw in a Jr. Welterweight bout. Scores were 39-37 for Garcia while two judges scored 38-38.

King’s Promotions returns this Saturday with a packed 10-bout card from the Sands Casino Bethlehem that will feature undefeated Jamal James taking on Mike Balasi

Jamal James to take on Mike Balasi in 8-round main event this Saturday, June 27 at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

Plus undefeated Antonio DuBose, Alex Martin, Caleb Plant, Christian Molina, Kyrone Davis, Carlos Gongora and Chris Colbert

Bethlehem, PA (June 22 2015)–On Saturday night, King’s Boxing will present night of boxing at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem..

In the main event, undefeated Welterweight Jamal James will take on Mike Balasi in a bout scheduled for 8-rounds.

James of Minneapolis, Minnesota has a record of 16-0 with 9 knockouts.

The 26 year-old James has some quality wins over Patrick Boozer (5-1), Mohammed Kayongo (17-2-1) to win the Minnesota State Welterweight Title, Colby Courter (4-1) and Wayne Martell (25-4-1).

James is coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Daniel Sostre on April 18 in Valley Forge, PA.

Balasi of Honolulum Hawaii has a record of 10-6 with 7 knockouts and has fought top opposition.

He has a win over previously undefeated Van Oscar Penovaroff (6-0-1). The southpaw, Balasi is looking to get back in the win column following defeats to a rough schedule of fighters that includes Alex Theran (10-0), Giovanni Santillan (10-0), Dusty Hernandez Harrison (20-0), Jonathan Garcia (14-0) and his last bout when he lost an 8-round unanimous decision to Karim Mayfield (18-2) on November 8, 2014 in San Francisco

In 6-round Bouts:

Alex Martin (8-0, 5 KO’s) of Harvey, Illinois will take on Pavel Miranda (19-10-1, 9 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico in a Welterweight bout.

Caleb Plant (7-0, 6 KO’s) of Ashland, TN will fight Oscar Rojas (8-1, 3 KO’s) of Laredo, Texas in a Super Middleweight bout.

Christian Molina (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Allentown, PA will take on Justin Johnson (6-8) of Pittsburgh, PA in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Kyrone Davis (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE will take on Jose Alberto Leal (9-7-1, 4 KO’s) of Guadalajara, Mexico Middleweight bout..

In 4-round Bouts:

Robert Ramos (1-3-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will fight Ismael Serrano (2-1) of Bethlehem, PA in a Lightweight bout.

Desmond Moore of Bethlehem, PA will fight Mike Heffilfinger of Pennsylvania in a battle of Featherweight pro debuter’s.

Carlos Gongora (1-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY will box Alvaro Enriquez (12-14-2, 4 KO’s) of Tlaxcala, Mexico in a Light Heavyweight affair.

Chris Colbert (1-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Antwan Robertson (9-14-1, 6 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN in a Super Bantamweight bout.

Antonio DuBose (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Jesus Lule (7-12-1, 1 KO) of Fort Myers, FL in a Featherweight bout.

Tickets are priced at $100, $75 and $50 and can purchased at ticketmaster and www.ticketmaster.com

The 1st bout will start at 6:45 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

The show will be streamed live on www.gfl.tv

 Canada’s Tony Luis Set for Ring Return on Friday, June 26, at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Live on CBS Sports Network

 

After a successful turn as a televised boxing commentator, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada’s Tony “Lightning” Luis is set to return to the ring in the co-featured bout of “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network”, scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2015, from the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.

In his first fight since his highly controversial “loss” to England’s Derry Matthews for the WBA World Championship last April, WBA #14-rated Luis will face New York (via Dominican Republic) veteran Edward Valdez (13-10-2, 3 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

Tickets for “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” are priced at $35 and $45, and ringside seating is $75 and can be purchased with a major credit card by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at Ticketmaster.com or through the Seneca Niagara Casino Box Office: 716-501-2444.

 

Presented by Greg Cohen Promotions in association with Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card Promotions, Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions, Dmitriy Salita’s Star Of David Promotions and produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions, the night’s 10-round main event will feature WBA #11- and IBF #6-rated Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (21-0-1, 7 KOs) of Queensland, Australia (via Kildare, Ireland) making the first defense of his WBA-NABA US Super Welterweight Championship against local favorite Kenny Abril (14-7-1, 7 KOs) of Rochester, New York.

“Training is going great!” said an upbeat-sounding Luis. “Edward Valdez is a tough, seasoned veteran who can surprise anyone if you sleep on him. He gave Ivan Redkach eight hard rounds and that’s the Valdez I’m preparing for.”

Luis did a nice job in his first assignment as color commentator. He worked the Kayode vs. Kisner broadcast from Beale Street last month. “The commentating gig in Memphis was a great experience. I always wanted that job as a kid and it felt like I had been doing it all my life. I learned a lot and enjoyed myself and look forward to doing it again in the future.”

A popular figure in his hometown and throughout his native Canada, Luis also adds that he’s looking forward to a strong showing from his countrymen, as Niagara Falls is a very short distance from Canada.

“Fighting so close to the Canadian border I’m hoping for a good turnout from my fellow Canadian supporters! I plan on putting on a great show for them and the national television viewers. I hope the strength of this performance will propel me into another world title fight and this time I plan on taking the belt home.”

And in two very special added features, American heavyweight knockout artist Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (13-0-1, 10 KOs) will return to the ring just 22 days after his main-event TKO 2 over Damon McCreary to take on local slugger Excell Holmes of Buffalo in a six-rounder; and long-time top middleweight contender “Mean” Joe Greene (25-1, 16 KOs) will return to the ring for the first time in over two years to face Michigan’s Guy Packer in a six-rounder.

On the undercard, two local prospects will make their pro debuts, as Rochester, New York super featherweight Hashuan Sambolin will go his first four against Cincinnati’s Micah Branch; and Buffalo lightweight Daniel DeJesus will make his debut against TBA.And rounding the action, Kazakhstan’s undefeated Bakhtiyer Eubov will look to keep his perfect 5-0, 5 KOs record intact against New York welterweight Jason Thompson (5-10-4, 4 KOs).

 

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The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is located at 310 4th Street in Niagara Falls, New York. For more information, call 716.299.1100, or visitwww.senecaniagaracasino.com. The casino box office is open from 12pm- 8pm Sun-Thurs. & 12pm – 12 am Friday & Saturday and is located in the Seasons Gift Shop located in the north wing of the casino. For more information on Greg Cohen Promotions, visit www.gcpboxing.com or check us out on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/GCPBoxing.Twitter: @GCPBoxing

About Greg Cohen Promotions 

 

One of boxing’s premier promotional outfits, Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) is a well-respected name for staging world-class professional boxing events and promoting elite professional fighters throughout the world.

 

Founder and CEO Greg Cohen has been involved with professional boxing in various capacities since the late 1980s, honing his craft and establishing himself as a shrewd international boxing businessman.

 

Distinguished by his ability to spot and develop raw talent, Cohen made headlines for his expert guidance of, among many others, former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout, who Cohen helped guide from unknown New Mexico prospect to elite pay-per-view level superstar.

 

In addition to Trout, Greg Cohen Promotions has worked with established names such as former unified and two-time heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman (50-8-2, 41 KOs); and all-time-great multiple-weight class world champion James “Lights Out” Toney (74-7-3, 45 KOs).

 

Current world-rated contenders in the GCP roster include Arash Usmanee, universally recognized as a top-10 super featherweight; former WBA International Middleweight Champion and world-rated middleweight contender Jarrod Fletcher; top-rated featherweight Joel Brunker; cruiserweight Lateef Kayode; Canadian lightweight and TV action hero Tony Luis, and WBA and five-time Irish National Amateur Champion, Dennis Hogan; and Rising Welterweight sensation Cecil McCalla.

 

Greg Cohen Promotions has hosted world-class boxing events in the finest venues throughout the United States and the world and has also proudly provided talent and/or content for several television networks including HBO, Showtime, ESPN, NBC Sports Network, CBS Sports Network, MSG and FOX Sports Net.

For more information, visit gcpboxing.com. Find us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/GCPBoxing. Twitter: @GCPBoxing.

Mammoth 17 fight card brings value for money

 

Josh Goodwin for Goodwin Sports promotes the final Goodwin card of the season with a mouth watering 17 fight card “Independence Day” at York Hall on 4th July 2015.

In typical Goodwin fashion a value for money card for fans starts at 5pm and is not expected to finish until nearly Midnight.

Top of the bill is the eagerly awaited rematch between Freddie Turner (holder) and Kris Agyei-Dua (Challenger) for the Southern Area Light-Middleweight title. The fight reached an unsatisfactory ending first time around after the referee adjudicated there had been an accidental clash of heads. This return match will sort things out once and for all.

The support to this title fight is outstanding.

Everyone loves Heavyweight boxing and the show has two Heavyweight bouts.

AJ Carter (6-1) returns to the ring under a new trainer, Richard Williams, looking to re-establish himself as a serious contender.

Dominic Akinlade is unbeaten in three fights and looks to build momentum towards his title aspirations.

“The Machine” Rakeem “the Noble” Ashaye has 8 wins from 8 contests and takes on potentially his toughest test to date when he takes on teak tough Lee Connelly over 8 rounds.

Tilbury’s Matt McCarthy has won 11 from 12 bouts and is closing in on Southern Area/English titles. Matt has an 8 round International contest.

Former Southern Area title challenger and current British Masters Champion  Ryan “Crash Bang” Taylor looks to maintain his 100% record since signing with the Goodwin’s and moving up to Light-Welterweight. Ryan is closing in on another area or English title shot and takes part in a 6 round International contest at his new weight.

Explosive Cruiserweight Biola Kudus 2 fights two wins 2 stoppages has his third paid contest. Dont blink!

Matchroom’s former ABA Champion Reece Belotti has his second paid contest in the Super-Featherweight division.

Former Southern Area title challenger Jack “13” Morris has a Light-Heavyweight contest in preparation for his forthcoming contest for the Southern Area title.

“Superman” Louie Darling 1-0 has his second professional contest dropping down to Cruiserweight. He faces Preston’s tough Paul Morris.

Two of the countries top Cruiserweight prospects make their professional debuts Ossie Jervier and Nick Parpa, against unconfirmed opponents.

Everyone is looking forward to the debut of former amateur star Ollie Pattison at Light-Heavyweight. Ollie trained by his father Mark is looking forward to demonstrating he will be a force in his division.

Another exciting debutant is Bradley Smith from Cambridge. Bradley was an exceptional amateur and will be eager to impress his army of fans in his Super-Featherweight debut.

Hemel Hempstead’s Mickey Diggin built himself a big reputation is the unpaid ranks and makes his pro debut in a 4 round Super-Featherweight contest.

Finally the exciting Scott Douglas takes on current British Masters Champion James Conroy at Super-Middleweight.

What a night to close the Goodwin boxing season.

Tickets can be purchased via iboxingtickets.com

 

See the press conference here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs3ZUGbQDq8

 

 

 

 

 

RANCES BARTHELEMY EARNS IMPRESSIVE UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER ANTONIO DEMARCO ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON CBS

FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

Sammy Vasquez Wins Action-Packed Slugfest Over Wale Omotoso

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LAS VEGAS (June 21, 2015) – Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) dominated and dropped Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) on his way to a wide unanimous 10-round decision on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS Sunday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as promoter of the event and President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd “Money” Mayweather watched from the first row.

 

Barthelemy was strong in his 140-pound debut, landing with his left hand from every angle, including a straight left that knocked DeMarco down in the fourth round. Barthelemy controlled the fight, never allowing the southpaw DeMarco to ramp up the pressure or land anything significant.

 

Despite being deducted a point in the ninth round, Barthelemy won by the score of 99-89 on all three judges’ scorecards.

 

In the televised opener, Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) was too quick and busy for the heavy fisted Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (25-2, 21 KOs) as he won a unanimous 10-round decision by the scores of 98-92 on all the scorecards.

 

Vasquez got off to a fast start winning the first three rounds by using an aggressive southpaw style to deliver numerous combinations to the head and body. Omotoso was eventually able to slow down Vasquez a bit with an increased offensive output and strong counters.

 

Despite blood pouring down over his face, Vasquez finished strong to pull away. .  Vasquez out-landed Omotoso 162-134 while landing 50 percent of his power punches, per CompuBox.

 

RANCES BARTHELEMY

 

“I worked very hard with my trainer to prepare for this fight and that preparation helped me catch DeMarco in the fourth round and I dropped him.

 

“My left helped me a lot tonight. I stayed true to the Cuban boxing school, and when I saw an opening I threw the other hand to keep him guessing.

 

“I’m blessed to be in this position. Coming from an impoverished upbringing in Cuba to fighting on a PBC card on CBS is unbelievable.

 

“I want Omar Figueroa next. It would be like a modern day version of Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo.”

 

ANTONIO DEMARCO

 

“I was waiting to counter and he landed a strong left in the fourth when I went down.

 

“I fought my fight and my style. One has to learn how to handle losing, and he was just the better fighter tonight.

 

“This was a great opportunity on CBS, but unfortunately we weren’t able to accomplish our objective.

 

“Right now I just want to go home to my family. I don’t know what’s next. I’m going to think hard about whether to retire or continue fighting.”

 

SAMMY VASQUEZ

 

“Wale’s a tough competitor. Obviously I haven’t tested like this previously.

 

“My objective was just to box him, move around and not let him hit me because I know he has the power that his record shows. He does hit kind of hard, but it’s not anything I haven’t seen before.

 

“I knew I had him hurt in the ninth when I connected on a solid body shot.

 

“I carry Pittsburgh and Monessen on my back. I’d like to be fighting there, but Las Vegas is the mecca of boxing and all the greats have fought here.  I have an exciting fighting style and I like to bring that to my opponent like I showcased today. I hope that I created some more fans that want to follow me.

 

“With everyone watching on CBS this was an incredible opportunity for me and my career. I want to thank all the fans that watched for helping me grow my fan base.

 

“It’s awesome to fight on Father’s Day. My dad has been my backbone from the very beginning. I started boxing because I was getting bullied. We’ve had some struggles in this game, and everything I’ve been through with my two tours of Iraq. He’s always been my backbone and I’m just so blessed to have him in my corner.

 

“I don’t know what’s next yet. I don’t have a specific opponent in mind and I don’t want to call anyone out. Beating Wale was great, but we’ll go back to the drawing board and consider who’s out there for me.”

 

WALE OMOTOSO

 

“I thought it was a closer fight, but that’s the judges’ job. It was a good fight for sure.

 

“I was hurting him with the left jab and some hard rights. That’s why he was bleeding.

 

“He caught me with a good right, but I wasn’t really hurt. He’s sharp with his left though and kept me a little off balance.

 

“This was a great opportunity for me. It was great exposure and people will know me now.

 

“I’ll fight anybody they want to put in front of me.

 

“I want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there and a Happy Father’s Day to my son. I love him so much.”

 

The card was promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions.

 

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Baltimore Boxing’s “Road to the Worlds” set for July 16!

 

Baltimore, MD (June 21, 2015) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing presents “Road to the Worlds”Thursday, July 16 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

 

With the Ringside World Championships scheduled August 5-8 in Missouri, “Road to the Worlds” will be a fundraiser to help local boxers pay for the various expenses of attending the tournament.

 

Advance tickets starting at $25, reserve tables of 10 for $350 and VIP tables of 10 for $500 are available by going to Baltimoreboxing.com or calling 410-375-9175. Doors open at 6:30 and the action begins at 8.

 

The fighters scheduled to compete include heavyweight knockout artist Sam Crossed, 2009 Ringside World champion Joey Veazey, Donald Wallace, Ernie Hall, Rick Foxwell and Sean Veazey. With a number of talented boxers slated to swap leather on the 16th, ticketholders will have the opportunity to watch these rising stars on their road to the championships.

 

“The buildup to the national and international tournaments is always exciting,” said Smith, who trains many of the boxers at his Baltimore Boxing Gym. “There are so many fighters that won major tournaments from this area that it’s almost an expectation somebody takes home a championship every time we send a representative. Unfortunately, the cost of flights, lodging, transportation, food and other expenses can be overwhelming. My goal with this event is to raise enough money to help send every eligible fighter onto Missouri.”

 

Baltimore Boxing kindly asks all to donate by going tohttp://www.gofundme.com/x4cyjqc.

 

For more information, go to Baltimoreboxing.com

SHAWN PORTER DEFATS ADRIEN BRONER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

Errol Spence Jr. Impresses With Third Round TKO Over Phil Lo Greco

 

Terrell Gausha Remains Undefeated With Victory Over Luis Grajeda

 

Robert Easter Jr. & Michael Hunter Remain Undefeated

With Knockout Victories on NBCSN

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LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2015) – “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) outworked and out-landed Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC in front of 8,138 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.

 

In a fight dubbed “The Battle for Ohio”, the Akron-born Porter threw 590 punches compared to the 309 thrown by the Cincinnati-native Broner. Porter landed 149 punches compared to 88 from Broner.

 

Porter relentlessly attacked the defensive-minded Broner with jabs and power shots to the body. Broner tried to slow down Porter by pushing and holding and was eventually deducted a point by referee Tony Weeks in round 11.

 

Showing the great power and heart that made him a three-time world champion, Broner came out strong in the 12th round and sent Porter to the canvas with a powerful left hook. Porter was able to recover and stay on his feet despite losing the round.

 

Porter was rewarded for his efforts with a unanimous decision by scores of 114-112, 115-11 and 118-108.

 

2012 U.S. Olympian Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (17-0, 14 KOs) remained undefeated and justified the talk of him as a future superstar by stopping Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (26-2, 14 KOs) in the third round. The official stoppage coming 1:50 into the round.

 

Lo Greco came out strong, winning the first round on all three judges’ scorecards. Spence Jr. rebounded with a dominating second round that saw him put together numerous combinations to the head and body.

 

In the third round Spence scored an early knockdown with a sharp right hook. “The Truth” saw his opportunity and put the fight away shortly after with a lighting fast flurry that forced judge Robert Byrd to stop the fight 1:50 into the third round with Lo Greco on his feet.

 

In the NBC swing bout, rising junior middleweight prospect Terrell Gausha (15-0, 8 KOs) kept his perfect record intact against tough Mexican brawler Luis Grajeda (18-5-2, 14 KOs) with a unanimous decision victory.

 

Gausha knocked down Grajeda in the third round with a huge right hand that nearly ended the fight. Grajeda was able to survive the round and had moments during the fight but was out-boxed by the much quicker Gausha. The finals judges’ scores were 78-73 and 79-72 twice.

 

In NBCSN action, undefeated prospect Robert Easter Jr. (14-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Miguel Mendoza (21-6-2, 21 KOs), knocking him down twice en route to a TKO victory 2:13 into the second round while heavyweight Michael Hunter (8-0, 5 KOs) knocked down Deon Elam (14-3, 8 KOs) on his way to a fourth-round stoppage.

 

Here are what the fighters had to say Saturday:

 

SHAWN PORTER

 

“”That’s how you beat a great fighter intelligently. We did everything we needed to do in preparation for this fight.

 

“Coming out we wanted to establish the jab and establish that we were the better boxer. I think we did that over the course of the fight, and tried to stick in some pressure, as well.

 

“I think I did a good job and accomplished what I wanted to do. There were no surprised out there, I knew he would be quick to counter.

 

“We established our dominance and that’s what got us those scores that we got and the win.

 

“Honestly my dad (trainer Kenny) wanted a quicker pace, a faster pace. And that’s why you have a corner. I think if I had listened to him better I would have fought a little bit better. There are things you can learn and things you can build upon.

 

“We’ll see what happens after this. I made a good statement tonight on NBC and showed what I’m capable of.”

 

ADRIEN BRONER

 

“”I’m okay. My kids are okay and I’m financially okay. It’s okay.

 

“Nothing surprised me. At the end of the day, great champions can take a good loss, just like they take a good win.

 

“I still will fight anybody. It don’t matter. I am a real animal. I came to fight today and I didn’t get the decision. But at the end of the day everyone here will take my autograph and my picture.”

 

ERROL SPENCE JR.

 

“I got hit with a couple of head butts in the first round, but I came back strong and got good experience out of this fight.

 

“I worked the body for a bit and got his hands to drop and then I was able to go to the head. That was the game plan; to go to the body, that’s always the game plan. To go to the body, and the head will follow.

 

“On short rest, I knew he’d tire and fade quickly.

 

“I hit him with a right hook to the body and then caught his chin. Then I started whaling on him and it was over. I had a wounded guy and took advantage.

 

“PBC is great. This was my first time on a huge card like this and I put on a good show. PBC is going to help bring in the casual fans and get more exposure for all of us. Tonight was my coming out party.

 

“The other 147-pounders will have to take notice. I want Keith Thurman next on September 12 for one of Floyd’s titles.”

 

 

PHIL LO GRECO

 

“”The short notice didn’t really affect me. Fighters fight no matter what. Nothing you can do but fight.

 

“There wasn’t really one big shot, it was more the barrage of punches that ended it. I’m fine though and I’ll come back stronger.

 

“I’d have liked to continue fighting because that’s what fighters do.

 

“Fighting on a PBC card was a great experience. I’ll be back shortly.

 

“I’m not sure what’s next right now. I don’t want to be impulsive, but I’ll be back soon.”

 

TERRELL GAUSHA

 

“I was catching him as he came in and trying to go to the body. He’s experienced though. I may have gotten a little anxious, but I got the win.

 

“His activity in the fourth round didn’t really surprise me. I’ve worked with him before. He’s been around the block and he’s a skilled fighter.

 

“I’m truly blessed to be in this position and to get this exposure on NBC. This gives me the motivation I need to get back in the gym and continue working hard.

 

“I’m going to let my manager figure out what’s next. I just want to keep improving with every fight.”

 

LUIS GRAJEDA

 

“He hit me in the third and I was dazed, but I recovered fast and did my best to even up the rounds.

 

“It was a straight right that caught me in the third and it surprised me a bit. From then on I was just trying to get back into it and get my shots off.

 

“I loved being a part of this PBC production. Everyone treated me incredible. This was like being part of a championship bout.

 

“I haven’t really fought an actual fight in a while before tonight. I want to get back in the ring some more and knock off the rest of the ring rust and get back to my true form.”

 

The card was promoted by promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions.

 

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Weights from Valley Forge, PA

Valley Forge, PA (June 20, 2015)-Weights for Saturday Night’s King’s Promotions card at the Valley Forge Casino Resort that will feature the Pennsylvania State Cruiserweight title fight between Garrett Wilson and Anthony Caputo Smith.
Garrett Wilson 195 – Anthony Caputo Smith 197.2
(Pennsylvania State Cruiserweight Title)
Milton Santiago 140 – Jose Miguel Castro 138
Earl Newman 177.2 – Lamont Capers 177
Kevin Garcia 135.4 – Jack Grady TBA
Stephen Fulton 123.3 – Pablo Cupul 120.1
Erik Spring 153.4 – Robert Sweeney 153.4
Hafiz Montgomery 207 – Brian Donahue 203
Shiwon Gortman 147.3- Samuel Quinones 148.7
John Magda 167.5 – Dionisio Miranda 169.7
Promoter:  King’s Promotions
Venue:  Valley Forge Casino Resort
1st Bell: 7 PM ET
Telecast:  www.gfl.tv
Tickets are priced at $100, $75 and $50 and can purchased at ticketmaster and www.ticketmaster.com
The 1st bout will start at 6:45 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

“UNFINISHED BUSINESS” IS FINISHED, AS KIMBO SLICE STOPS KEN SHAMROCK IN SAINT LOUIS

PATRICIO FREIRE RETAINS FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE WITH MUST-SEE SECOND ROUND KNOCKOUT OVER DANIEL WEICHEL

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The long-awaited, highly anticipated matchup between mixed martial arts legend Ken Shamrock (28-16-2) and bare-knuckled brawler Kimbo Slice (5-2) definitely didn’t disappoint. The energy from the packed crowd at Scottrade Center in St. Louis was palpable, as fans from all walks of life had waited since 2008 to see the two enter the cage, with Slice claiming victory by TKO at 2:22 in round one.

 

When the opening bell sounded, the founding father of MMA looked to shoot for the takedown on Slice immediately, maneuvering into a position to secure a win with a rear-naked choke. But as promised, Slice refused to tap.

 

Before the crowd could blink, the two fighters were upright and exchanging blows. Slice was able to land a lethal right hook that stunned Shamrock, sending him immediately to the canvas. Just as Slice moved in to land additional blows on the defenseless Shamrock, referee John McCarthy quickly stepped in and stopped the fight.

 

After the bout, an exuberant Slice acted as if this victory was long overdue.  “I’ve been in this position before,” said Slice. “I trained my ground game very well. Tapping was not an option.”

 

Shamrock, who looked to be in top shape coming into the fight, was full of class in defeat. “When you come into a fight and you get beat you have to show respect,” said Shamrock. “I’m frustrated, I had the submission but I didn’t take my time with it. I lost my position. I tried to scramble, but I wasn’t that fast and I got caught.”

 

In the night’s co-feature and potential comeback “Fight of the Year,” current Bellator Featherweight World Champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (24-2) retained his title against Daniel “Weasel” Weichel (35-9) with a beautiful left hook knockout 32-seconds into round two.

 

In the first round it looked like Bellator would have a new 145-pound champion, as the German international immediately came forward with pressure, catching the Brazilian with multiple jabs.

 

Just when it looked like referee McCarthy would stop the action, the first round bell sounded just in the nick of time to save Freire from a stunning first-round knockout.

 

After the fight, a seemingly stunned “Pitbull” didn’t seem to lose any confidence. “My opponent was very tough, but I can go to war,” said Freire. “I am very happy to still be the champion. I’m here, if you want my belt you can try to come get it.”

 

“I believe the bell saved me,” Freire continued. “He hit me with a hard punch on my chin but I stayed calm going into the second round because I knew I needed to win the fight. I saw an opening after he punched me and I hit him with my best shot.”

 

A visibly distraught and emotional Weichel knew he let a golden opportunity slip away. “I started the second round slowly,” said Weichel. “I didn’t want him to recover after the first round. I started on the offensive in the second round and unfortunately I got caught.”

 

In heavyweight action, Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley (13-2), of Coconut Creek, Fla., made quick work of Dan “The Man” Charles (9-3), dominating the 29-year-old with a great ground and pound, an arsenal that including multiple suplexes. Referee McCarthy stopped the fight at 4:14 in the second round resulting in a TKO for the three-time NAIA amateur wrestling champion and his third straight win under the Bellator banner.

 

Charles, who took the fight on two weeks’ notice after James Thompson dropped out due to injury, was overmatched by the considerably larger Lashley, who kept himself in great position to eventually vie for the heavyweight title.

 

The 38-year-old referenced his esteemed wrestling background as a major factor in claiming victory. “You always go back to your basics in a fight and wrestling is my background,” said Lashley. “I need to keep moving forward, the heavyweight division is wide open. I need to keep my eyes open.”

 

Daniel Straus (23-6), of Coconut Creek, Fla. looked like he has fully rebounded from his title shot loss to Pitbull Freire, convincingly beating Henry Corrales (12-1) of La Mirada, Calif. via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:47 into round two.

 

Straus looked like he came into the fight to make a statement, quickly attacking Corrales with consecutive blows to the head that had the Californian staggering backwards on multiple occasions.

 

“I’m still dominating people,” said Straus.  “This is what I do. Win or lose I come in here to beat up my opponent.”

 

Straus seemed confident that he would have no issues reclaiming his belt. “Whoever wins the featherweight belt tonight,” exclaimed Straus. “I am coming to beat you up.”

 

It was a valiant effort by Corrales, who was making his Bellator debut, but it was obvious that he was a step behind Straus from the opening bell. The loss was just the first in Corrales’ career.

 

In the night’s first main-card contest, lightweight and hometown favorite Michael Chandler (13-3), of High Ridge, Mo., made quick work of Derek “The Stallion” Campos (15-5), needing just 2:17 secondsto score a submission (rear-naked choke) win.

 

Coming off three straight losses, Chandler clearly looked relieved following the fight. “Derek Campos is a tough guy, he hit me in my mouth and bloodied me a bit,” said Chandler. “I was excited to fight this guy. I’m not in this sport to tip toe and find easy fights.”

 

Feeling notably confident, Chandler called out current lightweight champion Will Brooks, who happened to be sitting  cage side. “I want that belt back,” said Chandler. “Will Brooks, that belt has my name on it, wherever you are.”

 

On tonight’s preliminary card shown on Spike.com

 

Hometown fighters were represented in all nine preliminary fights, starting with Miles McDonald (2-1) of Springfield, MO defeated Dan O’Connor (5-5) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:30 in round 3.

 

Hugh Pulley (5-2) of St. Louis, MO defeated Eric Irvin (9-4) of Farmington, MO via Split Decision scored 30-27 (Pulley), 29-28 (Pulley), 29-28 (Irvin)

 

Kyle Kurtz (4-0) of Jackson, MO stayed undefeated with a round 2 Submission victory over Adam Cella (6-4) of St. Louis, MO.

 

Chris Heatherly (9-3) of Cahokia, IL defeated Garrett Gross (6-4) of Coconut Creek, FL via Unanimous Decision scored 29-28 three times.

 

Justin Lawrence (8-2) of Pacific, MO defeated Sean Wilson (34-26) of Omaha, NE via TKO in 4:56 of round 1.

 

Justin Guthrie (18-8) of Colorado Springs, CO defeated Steven Mann (10-2) of St. Louis, MO via Submission (Brabo Choke) at the 1:09 mark in round two.

 

Main Card Results

Kimbo Slice def Ken Shamrock by KO – Round 1, 2:22

Patricio Freire def. Daniel Weichel by KO – Round 2, :32 to retain Bellator MMA Featherweight title

Bobby Lashley def. Dan Charles via TKO – Round 2, 4:14

Daniel Straus def. Henry Corrales by submission (guillotine) – Round 2, 3:47

Michael Chandler def. Derek Campos by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:17

 

Preliminary Card Results

Miles McDonald def. Dan O’Connor by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:30

Hugh Pulley def. Eric Irvin by Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)

Kyle Kurtz def. Adam Cella by submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:13

Chris Heatherly def. Garrett Gross by Unanimous Decision (29-28 three times)

Justin Guthrie def. Steven Mann by submission (brabo choke) – Round 2, 1:09

Justin Lawrence def. Sean Wilson via TKO – Round 1, 4:56

 

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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST AND WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD VS. FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER PAUL SMITH ON JUNE 20, 2015 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA LIVE ON BET NETWORKS & TIDAL.COM

 

PRESENTED BY ROC NATION SPORTS

 

Roc Nation Sports hosted the official weigh-in for the June 20 throne boxing showdown between Olympic Gold Medalist and WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) and former World Title Challenger Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KO’s) on Friday, June 19 on The Ridge at Plank at Jack London Square in Oakland, California.

 

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SATURDAY, June 6, 2015: Fight Night

 

WHEN:                 3:00 PM PT – Doors Open

3:45 PM PT – First Fight

7:00 PM PT – BET Networks Telecast Begins

7:40 PM PT (approx.) – Nipsey Hussle Performance

 

WHERE:               Oracle Arena

7000 Coliseum Way

Oakland, California 94621

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