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Undefeated Devar Ferhadi takes on Antowyan Aikens in main event on Friday, August 11 at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia 

Plus undefeated knockout sensation Christian Carto

Antonio Dubose battles Josh Crespo
Local favorites Khalib Whitmore, Erik Spring, David Gonzales & Brandon Robinson in action
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Philadelphia, Penn. (July 10, 2017)–Undefeated super middleweight Devar Ferhadi will take on his toughest test when he takes on battle tested Antowyan Aikens in the eight-round main event of a great night of boxing on Friday, August 11th at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.
The card is promoted by King’s Promotions.
Ferhadi of Frederick, Maryland was born in Iraq, and has amassed a perfect mark of 7-0 with six knockouts.
Ferhadi has one of the unique stories in the sport as he spends about eight months out of the year as a medical student in Kurdastad, Iraq.
The 22 year-old began fighting at age 14 and went 10-2 as an amateur.  He lost in an Olympic qualifying tournament.
He started coming to the United States, and his whole family still resides in Iraq.
This will be Ferhadi’s first fight in almost a year when he stopped Christopher Petty in three rounds on August 19m 2016 in Crystal City, Virginia.
Aikens of Atlantic City, New Jersey has a record of 11-3-1 with one knockout.
Aikens, who turned professional in 2011, won his first ten fights, which was highlighted by a win over then0undefeated Sherman Artis.
Aikens went through a stretch where he went 0-3-1 against fighters who had a combined record of 29-2-2.  On May 19, Aikens got back in the win column in a big way when he took a six-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Amir Shabazz (4-0) in Philadelphia.
Appearing in the six-round co-feature, will be exciting bantamweight knockout artist Christian Carto (10-0, 10 KO’s).
Carto’s opponent will be named shortly.
Also in six-round bouts:
Erik Spring (9-1-2, 1 KO) of Reading, PA will take on an opponent to be named in a junior middleweight bout.
David Gonzales (8-2-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Darius Earvin (4-1) of Los Angeles in a super lightweight bout.
Marquis Taylor (6-1) of Houston will fight Vincent Floyd (3-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a welterweight contest.
Antonio DuBose (8-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia battles Josh Crespo (7-4-3, 3 KO’s) of New Haven, CT in a super featherweight bout.
Brandon Robinson (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a super middleweight bout.
In four-round fights:
Demetrius Williams (1-2) of Philadelphia will take on Kashon Hutchinson (2-3, 1 KO) of Reading, PA in a super lightweight affair.
Jerrod Taylor of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Steven Lopez (0-1) of Philadelphia in a bantamweight fight.
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Carlos Rosario takes on Josh Davis in headline bout on Friday, May 19th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Amir Shabazz takes on Antowyan Aikens in a light heavyweight bout

Plus undefeated Tyrone Crawley, Jr.
David Gonzales battles Darius Ervin
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Philadelphia, PA (April 20, 2017)On Friday night, May 19th, Carlos Rosario will take on Josh Davis in a scheduled eight-round lightweight bout that will headline a terrific night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.

The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
Rosario of Pennsauken, New Jersey, has a record of 7-1 with four knockouts, and has won seven consecutive since dropping his pro debut.
The 26 year-old is a three-year professional, and has wins over Victor Vasquez (4-1), Bobby Hornsby (8-1), and his last outing when he stopped Lance Williams on March 11 in Philadelphia.
Davis, also 26, fights out of Washington, D.C., and brings in a respectable record of 10-1 with four knockouts.
The six-year professional will be making his first start in 18 months.  Davis, who has won six straight is coming off a four round unanimous decision over Justin Lopez on November 12, 2015.
In the six-round co-feature, it will be a battle of  light heavyweight’s as Amir Shabazz (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Antowyan Aikens (10-3-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City.
Also in six-round bouts:
Tyrone Crawley, Jr (6-0) of Philadelphia will take on Juan Rodriguez (7-6, 5 KO’s) of Manasa, Virginia in a lightweight fight.
David Gonzales (8-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will look to get back in the win column when he battles Darius Ervin (4-1) of Los Angeles, California in a junior welterweight bout.
Marquis Taylor (5-1) of Houston, Texas will square off with Rafael Montalvo (3-3, 3 KO’s) of St. Clair, PA.
Antonio Allen (0-5) will take on Demetrius Williams (0-2) in a battle of Philadelphia based junior welterweights looking for their first win.
Rounding out the card will be a four round junior welterweight bout between Titos Gosalves of Philadelphia (0-1) and pro debuting Gerardo Martinez of Phoenixville, PA.
Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50

David Gonzales looking for statement win over Teah this Friday night in Chester, Pa

Plus undefeated Tyrone Crawley Jr. to appear on 9-bout card at Harrahs Philadelphia
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Chester, PA (September 28, 2016)–Undefeated junior welterweight David “TwoGunz” Gonzales is looking for a big effort this Friday night when he takes on the tested Samuel Teah in an eight-round bout that will headline a 9-fight card at Harrahs Philadelphia.
The show is promoted by King;s Promotions.
Gonzales of Philadelphia has a record of 8-0-2 with two knockouts.  The 26 year-old ha won three in a row since stepping up his level of competition.
“Training ha been great.  I been on weight since five days before the fight.  I feel strong, and I am ready for a big win on Friday,” said Gonzalez.
This won’t be the first time that Gonzales and  Teah have shared a ring, so Gonzales has a little scouting report on his opponent.
“I sparred with him once and he is a pretty skillful guy.  He is from Philly, so I know he has heart but he is not on my level.  The sparring session was about 6 rounds.  I haven’t watched any tape on him, but I know the only way he can win is if he is in better shape and I know that’s not possible because I am great shape.  I am also naturally bigger, so I think that will be a factor.”
This is another “Philly vs. Philly” matchup, which is always special to the fans in attendance.
“We are both from Philly.  People look forward to seeing these matchups and especially this early in our careers, but I am the one that will have my hands raised.”
Teah, who has had a couple fights and wins on national television, so Gonzales knows a win will put him on the map in the junior welterweight division.
“He is known in Philly and he had a big win over (previously undefeated” O’Shaquie Foster.  I will show that I am on that level and this will start getting me higher profile fights.”
In 6-round bouts:
Carlos Rosario (5-1, 3 KO’s) of Pennsauken, NJ will fight Bobby Hornsby (8-1-1, 4 KO’s) of Ellenwood, GA in a lightweight bout.
Antowyan Aikens (10-2-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will take on Terrence Williams (4-1,1 KO) of Harrisburg, PA in a super middlweight bout.
Nicholas Hernandez (5-1, 1 KO) of Lebanon, PA will battle Anthony Prescott (5-7-2, 2 KO’s) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a middleweight bout.

Tyrone Crawley (6-0) of Philadelphia will take on Victor Vasquez (6-2, 2 KO’s) of Yonkers, NY in a super lightweight bout.

In four-round bouts:
Hafiz Montgomery (2-1, 1 KO) of Toms River, NJ will square off with Julian Poole (1-1, 1 KO) of Wisconson in a cruiserweight battle.

Darryl Bunting (2-1-2, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, NJ will fight Juan Zapata (4-9-2, 2 KO’s) of Bronx, NY in a super middleweight bout.

Wesley Triplett (4-1, 2 KO’s) will take on Randy Easton (3-9-2, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight tilt.
Roberto Irizarry (3-1-1) of Cherry Hill, NJ will take on Jules Blackwell (8-6-2, 3 KO’s) of Phoenixville, PA in a featherweight bout.

The weigh in will take place at  Harrah’s Casino 2nd Floor at 6 PM Thursday.

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Mykal “The Professor” Fox takes on Somner Martin on Friday, August 19th at the Crystal City Hilton in Crystal City, Virginia

Luther Smith battles Mike Balogun in battle of undefeated heavyweights

Plus undefeated Jordan White, Sam Crossed, Devar Ferhadi & Colby Madison to see action
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Crystal City, Virginia–On Friday night, August 19th, undefeated Mykal Fox will take on Somner Martin in a junior welterweight bout scheduled for eight rounds which will be the main event of a card that will originate from the Crystal City Hilton in Crystal City, Virginia.
The card is promoted by King’s Promotions.
Fox of Forestville, Maryland has a record of 10-0 with two knockouts.
The 20 year-old will be making his 3rd appearance in 2016 and is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Valderrama on June 28th in Bethlehem, PA.
Martin of Martinsville, Virginia has a record of 5-2 with three knockouts.  This will be Martin’s 3rd fight of 2016.  Fox will represent the 3rd undefeated for for Martin.  The 29 year-old Martin is coming off a six-round unanimous decision defeat to Kareem Martin (7-0-1) on April 1st in Washington, DC.
In a six-round heavyweight co-feature of undefeated heavyweights, Luther Smith(5-0, 4 KO’s) of Bowie, Maryland will take on Mike Balogun (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
In a six-round super middleweight bout, Antowyan Aikens (10-2, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will fight an opponent to be named.
Also seeing action in a six-round bout will be super middleweight Devar Ferhadi(6-0, 5 KO’s) of Frederick, Maryland taking on an Zachariah Kelly (5-15, 5 KO’s) of Earlsboro, Oklahamoa
In four-round bouts:

Jordan White (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Washington, DC will take on an opponent to be named in a bantamweight bout.

Marcus Bates (3-0-1, 3 KO’s) of Washington, DC will fight Daniel Hernandez(0-1-1) of Queens, NY in a featherweight bout,

Sam Crossed (3-0, 1 KO) of Greenbelt, Maryland will take on Mike Estus (0-3) of Ames, Iowa.
Colby Madison (2-0, 1 KO) of Owings Mills, Maryland will tangle with an Randy Easton (3-9-2, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout.
Patrick Rivera of Edgewood, Maryland will make his pro debut when he fightsDustin Caplinger (2-8, 1 KO) of Columbus, OH  in a junior middleweight bout.
Phillip Hooker of Washington, DC will make his pro debut against David Rohn(0-6-1) of Villa Park, IL in a middleweight bout.

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Brooker decisions Aikens; Cintron decisions Flores in front of big crowd in Philadelphia

Plus video comments from the two winners

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Philadelphia, PA (May 7, 2016)– Christopher Brooker won a 8-round unanimous decision over Antowyan Aikens that headlined a 10-bout card at a nearly sold-out 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The card was promoted by King’s Promotions
In round one, both guys were cut from an accidental headbutt.  Brooker over the left eye and Aikens over the right.  In round three, Brooker scored a knockdown when he landed a left hook that sent Aikens to the canvas.  Aikens was not hurt as he jumped right up and argued with referee Shawn Clark that it should have been ruled a slip.  Brooker continued to get the best of the action as he pushed the pace and he took the bout by scores of 80-71 and 79-72 twice to raise his mark to 9-1.  Aikens of Atlantic City is 12-2.
 
Kermit Cintron pounded out a 6-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores in a junior middleweight bout.
Cintron was systematic with his punches and worked well to the body and head.  Flores was a game opponent who tried and got in a few decent shots of his own.
In the end, Cintron a former world champion making his first start in 27-months, fought well and got some needed rounds in and won all cards by 60-54 scores.
Cintron of Reading, PA is now 36-5-2.  Flores is 23-21-3.
Naim Nelson won a 6-round unanimous decision over Carlos Velasquez in a junior welterweight bout.
Nelson of Philadelphia won all cards 60-54 and is now 13-1, 1 NC.  Velasquez of Managua, Nicaragua is 24-24-2.
Scott Kelleher thrilled the crowd with a three-round beatdown of Terrell James in a scheduled four round junior welterweight bout.
Kelleher landed hard power shots over the first two rounds as he dived up his punches between the body and head.  Kelleher landed some vicious body shots in round three and assaulted James with a hard flurry in the corner until referee Blair Talmidge stopped the bout at 2:23 of round three.
Kelleher of Philadelphia is 5-0 with three knockouts.  James of Philadelphia is 1-4-1.
Erik Spring won a 6-round split decision over Justin Johnson in a junior middleweight bout.
Spring controlled the bout, yet somehow Johnson took a card 59-55.  That was overruled by 60-54 and 59-55 scores in favor of Spring.
Spring of Reading, PA. is now 7-1.  Johnson of Pittsburgh is 6-12-4.

Aaron Brooks made a successful pro debut with a 4-round unanimous decision over Ryan Bivins in a battle of Philadelphia based super middleweights.

In round three, Brooks landed a couple of right hands that hurt Bivins and his glove ultimately touched the canvas for a knockdown. In the fourth round, another right hand hurt Bivins and he went down on a slow reaction.
Brooks won by scores of 40-34 twice and 39-36.  Bivins falls to 0-2-1.
Thomas Velasquez scored a thudding second round stoppage over Grashino Yancy in a scheduled four round junior lightweight bout.
Velasquez landed a perfect left hook to the head that sent Yancy down in the corner.  he could not beat referee Shawn Clark’s count at 1:39 of round two.
Velasquez, 131.4 lbs of Philadelphia is 5-0 with four knockouts.  Yancy, 131.2 lbs of Staten Island, NY is 1-1.
 
Tyrone Crawley Jr. pounded out a 4-round unanimous decision over Korey Sloane in a lightweight bout.

Crawley of Philadelphia won by 40-36 tallies on all cards and is now 5-0.  Sloane of Philadelphia is 2-9-2.

Emmanuel Folly scored a stoppage after round one of his scheduled 4-round featherweight bout with Bryan Perez.

Perez injured his hand and the bout was stopped in the corner.

Folly of Philadelphia is 7-0 with five knockouts.  Perez of Carolina, PR is 2-4-1.

Amir Shabazz won a 4-round unanimous decision over Tahlik Taylor in a Lightweight bout.

Shabazz scored a knockdown in round one from a right hand.

Shabazz, 174.4 lbs of Philadelphia won by scores of 39-36 on all cards and is now 4-0.  Taylor, 174.9 lbs of Freeport, NY is now 1-4.

Christopher Brooker
Christopher Brooker
Kermit Cintron
Kermit Cintron

Former world champion Kermit Cintron takes on  Eduardo Flores this Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Christopher Brooker – Antowyan Aikens in Super Middleweight main event

Weigh-in this Thursday at Chickie’s & Pete’s in South Philadelphia at 6 PM
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Philadelphia, PA (May 4, 2016)–THIS FRIDAY night, May 6th, a terrific night of boxing returns the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia as King’s Promotions presents a ten-bout card.
In the main event, rising super middleweight Christopher Brooker (8-1, 5 KOs) takes on Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1. 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
In the six-round co-feature, former IBF Welterweight champion, Kermit Cintron (35-5-2, 28 KO’s) is coming full circle when he takes on Eduardo Flores (23-20-3, 15 KO’s) in a junior middleweight bout.
Cintron, who for most of the last decade was a heralded prospect, turned world champion, is reuniting with the team started him to his journey.
“Everything has been great for this camp and I got excellent sparring and I am ready to go,” said Cintron.
The Reading, Pennsylvania native is happy to fighting just forty-five minutes away from his hometown.  He will making his first appearance in the “City of Brotherly Love” in fifteen years.

“Fighting in Philly is exciting.  I will have lots of family, friends from school and other friends be able to drive and see the fight.  It is a great opportunity for them to watch me live.  It’s been a long time but I am looking forward to it.”

Most of Cintron’s fights in the past decade have been high-profile fights that have been seen in on premium cable television.  Cintron is taking this stage of his career one fight at a time.
“It is all up to my promoter Marshall Kauffman and King’s Promotions.  When he says that I am ready for a bigger fight, that is when we will move to that.  I am just trying to get my feet wet again.  I am excited for this opportunity and to be back with Marshall.  Marshall and Joe Pastore trained me to get to the top.  Now Joe is training me and Marshall is promoting me and I am happy to be back with them.   I am just trying to get back to being my old self again.  I have been working on walking my opponents down.”
This fight is ticketed for 154 pounds, but Cintron has eyes on welterweight glory again.
“We will slowly work our way down and see how my body feels.  This will be at 154.  The next fight, I am looking at 150-151 and then hopefully 147.”
In Flores, Cintron is fighting an experienced foe who has been in the ring with former world champion Carlos Baldomir plus a bevy of contenders and prospects.
“I really do not know much on him other then he has fought a bunch of good fighters and he is from Ecuador.  I just expect me to be my old self and if that is the case, a knockout should be happening on Friday.”
In a six-round super lightweight bout, Naim Nelson (12-1, 1 NC, 1 KO) battles Carlos Velasquez (24-23-2, 15 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua.
In a six-round super welterweight bout, Erik Spring (6-1,1 KO) of Reading, PA will fight Justin Johnson (6-11-4) of Pittsburgh, PA.
In four-round bouts:
Scott Kelleher (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Terrell James (1-3-1) of Philadelphia, PA. in a super lightweight fight.
Tyrone Crawley Jr. (4-0) of Philadelphia will square off with Korey Sloane (2-8-2) of Philadelphia in  lightweight bout.
Amir Shabazz (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Tahlik Taylor (1-3) of Freeport, NY. in a light heavyweight affair.
Aaron Brooks of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Ryan Bivins (0-1-1) of Philadelphia in super middleweight bout.

Thomas Velasquez (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will fight Grashino Yancy (1-0) of Staten Island, New York in a super featherweight bout.

Emmanuel Folly (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will take Bryan Perez Nevarez(2-3-1, 1 KO) of Carolina, PR in a bantamweight contest.

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are priced at $100 for Ringside, $75 for Premium, $50 for Reserved and $35 for Standing room and can be purchased BY CLICKING HERE

VIDEO: Christopher Brooker and Antowyan Aikens joint interview before their Super Middleweight showdown THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Weigh-in this Thursday at Chickie’s & Pete’s in South Philadelphia at 6 PM

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Philadelphia, PA (May 3, 2016)–THIS Friday night, May 6th, a terrific night of boxing returns the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia as King’s Promotions presents a ten-bout card.
In the main event, rising super middleweight Christopher Brooker (8-1, 5 KOs) takes on Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1. 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
This past Friday night in Atlantic City, the Brooker of Philadelphia and Aikens of Atlantic City met for an impromptu face off and they are both ready for this important battle. The two spoke face to face to each other and below, here is what they had to say.
Christopher Brooker and Antowyan Aikens talk about their May 6 showdown
Christopher Brooker and Antowyan Aikens talk about their May 6 showdown
In the six-round co-feature, former world welterweight champion, Kermit Cintron (35-5-2, 28 KO’s) of Reading, PA will be back in action when he takes on Eduardo Flores (23-20-3, 15 KO’s) of Quito, Ecuador in a jr. middleweight bout.
In a six-round super lightweight bout, Naim Nelson (12-1, 1 NC, 1 KO) battles Carlos Velasquez (24-23-2, 15 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua.
In a six-round super welterweight bout, Erik Spring (6-1,1 KO) of Reading, PA will fight Justin Johnson (6-11-4) of Pittsburgh, PA.
In four-round bouts:
Scott Kelleher (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Robert Ramos (1-4, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA. in a super lightweight fight.
Tyrone Crawley Jr. (4-0) of Philadelphia will square off with Korey Sloane (2-8-2) of Philadelphia in  lightweight bout.
Amir Shabazz (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Tahlik Taylor (1-3) of Freeport, NY. in a light heavyweight affair.
Aaron Brooks of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Ryan Bivins (0-1-1) of Philadelphia in super middleweight bout.
Thomas Velasquez (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will fight Grashino Yancy (1-0) of Staten Island, New York in a super featherweight bout.
Emmanuel Folly (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will take on an opponent to be announced in a bantamweight contest.
Tickets for this great evening of boxing are priced at $100 for Ringside, $75 for Premium, $50 for Reserved and $35 for Standing room and can be purchased BY CLICKING HERE
The weigh-in will take place this Thursday at Chickie’s & Pete’s at 6 PM.
Chickie’s & Pete’s is located at 1526 Packer Avenue in Philadelphia.

Christopher Brooker & Antowyan Aikens meet Face to Face before their big showdown this Friday, May 6 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA (May 2, 2016)–THIS Friday night, May 6th, a terrific night of boxing returns the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia as King’s Promotions presents a ten-bout card.
In the main event, rising super middleweight Christopher Brooker (8-1, 5 KOs) takes on Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1. 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
This past Friday night in Atlantic City, the Brooker of Philadelphia and Aikens of Atlantic City met for an impromptu face off and they are both ready for this important battle.
In the six-round co-feature, former world welterweight champion, Kermit Cintron (35-5-2, 28 KO’s) of Reading, PA will be back in action when he takes on Eduardo Flores (23-20-3, 15 KO’s) of Quito, Ecuador in a jr. middleweight bout.

In a six-round super lightweight bout, Naim Nelson (12-1, 1 NC, 1 KO) battles Carlos Velasquez (24-23-2, 15 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua.

In a six-round super welterweight bout, Erik Spring (6-1,1 KO) of Reading, PA will fight Justin Johnson (6-11-4) of Pittsburgh, PA.
In four-round bouts:
Scott Kelleher (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Robert Ramos (1-4, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA in a super lightweight fight.
Tyrone Crawley Jr. (4-0) of Philadelphia will square off with Korey Sloane (2-8-2) of Philadelphia in  lightweight bout.
Amir Shabazz (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Tahlik Taylor (1-3) of Freeport, NY in a light heavyweight affair.
Aaron Brooks of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Ryan Bivins (0-1-1) of Philadelphia in super middleweight bout.

Thomas Velasquez (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will fight Grashino Yancy (1-0) of Staten Island, New York in a super featherweight bout.

Emmanuel Folly (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will take on an opponent to be announced in a bantamweight contest.

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are priced at $100 for Ringside, $75 for Premium, $50 for Reserved and $35 for Standing room and can be purchased BY CLICKING HERE

ALEXIS SANTIAGO DEFEATS ERIK RUIZ IN ACTION-PACKED BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT IN MAIN EVENT OF PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS ON FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES ON FOX DEPORTES FROM SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

 
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT LIONELL THOMPSON LOSES CLOSE DECISION TO PAUL PARKER & SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT LANELL BELLOWS KNOCKS OUT PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN ANTOWYAN AIKENS
 
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LAS VEGAS (Feb. 16) – The fight capital of the world played host to this year’s fourth installment of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes which lived up to its name with a fast-paced all out main event between bantamweights Alexis Santiago (21-3-1, 8 KOs) of Phoenix and Erik Ruiz (15-5, 6 KOs) of Oxnard, CA. Both fighters exchanged back and forth punches throughout the bout, keeping fans at Sam’s Town Live entertained until the final bell. The bout, which went the full 10 rounds, resulted in a unanimous decision victory in favor of Santiago as the judges saw it 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92.
Santiago entered the ring very confident as he was riding a nine-fight winning streak, but Ruiz relished his underdog role as he stood in the middle of the ring going toe-to-toe with Santiago from the first bell. Both fighters used their full arsenals, throwing jabs, upper cuts and significant body shots from start to finish. Santiago applied pressure with his jab, but Ruiz did not look phased as he did his best to counter and throw hard and fast combinations. The lightning quick speed of the two pugilists saw over 1,500 punches thrown combined throughout the fight with Santiago throwing 941 and Ruiz throwing 624.
“I think it was a good fight. Working with Ismael Salas has been great and made a huge difference in my performance,” said Santiago. “I definitely feel better with a better corner behind me.
“Everything went as planned, the game plan was to come out and box, we thought he was going to stay in the pocket and come forward and we wanted to use the ring and trade punches.
“Being the main event on Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 does a lot for me, gives me a lot more exposure, gives me a big opportunity. I really feel like I’m working towards hopefully getting a chance to go for a world title soon.”
Fresh off his two-week European Victory Tour, president of Mayweather Promotions Floyd Mayweather was seen ringside as he rooted for his fighters featured on the card. The fight was called by PBC on FS1 fixture Brian Custer who was joined by former welterweight world champion Shawn Porter and his father Kenny. Porter provided his expert first-hand knowledge of the sweet science as he and his trainer/father took a break from preparing for his March 12 SHOWTIME Championship Boxing on CBS presented by PBC mega-fight against welterweight champion Keith Thurman.
Light heavyweight Lionell Thompson (16-4, 10 KOs) of Buffalo, NY made his Mayweather Promotions debut in a tight eight-round bout against Paul Parker (8-1, 4 KOs) of Toledo, OH. Following a close first round, Parker began to outwork Thompson, throwing more punches as he utilized his significant height and reach advantage. The action picked up in the third round when Parker threw a hard right hand that caused Thompson to touch the canvas with his glove that was ruled a knockdown by referee Jay Nady. As the fight progressed, Thompson picked up his pace, forcing Parker to step in and exchange. While the fight went the distance, the third-round knockdown was the difference on the judges’ scorecards, awarding Parker a close split decision with scores of 76-75 twice and 76-75 for Thompson.
“I knew he was a good boxer. I’ve seen him box forward and back so I had to plan my game plan accordingly,” said Parker. “I drained myself in my last fight and figured he’d box me and pressure me so I get tired. I was working on throwing combinations since he likes to jab.
“My biggest advantage was my straight punches and my pressure coming forward,” continued Parker. “I was throwing more power punches I believe. Trying to block the jab. I knew I had him with my reach advantage. Knew his jab was coming from up top and bottom so I was looking for it.
“Fighting on a PBC card on FS1 and FOX Deportes feels great. It allows me to secure more fights and become better known.”
“I think it was a bad decision because I landed more, worked him, was busier, pressed the pace and made him fight how I wanted him to fight,” said Thompson. “If you want to give him the earlier rounds, that’s cool, but not the rest. He even thought I won. He said to me, ‘I thought you outclassed me and thought you had it but I’m not a judge.’
“I want to just get back in and train again, move forward,” continued Thompson. “I have faced adversity all my life, so every negative I turn into a positive.”
 Lanell Bellows (15-1-1, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles made his national television debut to kick off the telecast in an eight-round super middleweight showdown against Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City. A proud member of the Mayweather Promotions’ stable of fighters, Bellows worked his jab effectively from the beginning of the bout. Bellows started to really show the power behind his punches in round three as he aggressively stalked Aikens around the ring, continuing to throw his jab. In round five, Bellows threw a powerful right hand that sent Aikens to the canvas which caused referee Tony Weeks to wave off the bout at 2:08 of the round.
“My game plan was to win,” said Bellows. “I was expecting to get the knockout, but as we went to fourth round noticed he wasn’t punching as much, he was playing it safe so I knew I had to press to get some action.
“I trained hard and really prepared for this fight. I was getting frustrated because his lack of activity was starting to frustrate me because he was running too much.
“I’m ready for whatever Mayweather Promotions puts in front of me. Any fight that keeps me moving and brings positive progression to my career.”
This installment of PBC’s TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona.
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BANTAMWEIGHT CONTENDER ALEXIS SANTIAGO READY FOR HEADLINING DEBUT AGAINST ERIK RUIZ ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FROM SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

 
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LAS VEGAS (February 12, 2016) – Rising bantamweight contender Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (20-3-1, 8 KOs) is nearing his first headlining event as he takes on Erik Ruiz(15-4, 6 KOs) Tuesday, February 16 from Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS  on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES  on FOX Deportes.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a light heavyweight battle between Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson and Paul Parker plus a super middleweight showdown that pits Lanell “KO” Bellows against unbeaten Antowyan “Iceman” Aikens.
Santiago has promised that his first shot at a main event will not disappoint.
“Everybody watching can expect a real exciting fight,” said Santiago. “I like to go out there and perform and give everyone a great show. I can box and make it easy if I want, but I want to give everyone something to remember. I know Ruiz is coming to fight, and I know I’m going to give it my all.”
The road to this fight has been a long one for Santiago. The 25-year-old grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and was frequently in and out of trouble as a youth, eventually leading to his interest in boxing.
“Before I got into boxing, I got into street fights and was getting kicked out of school and all that,” said Santiago. “I was always the troublemaker. My parents wanted to keep me on the right path. I had friends who were training in a boxing gym. I wanted to join them but my parents wouldn’t let me.
“I kept getting into trouble and by the time I was 14, my brother and sister just started taking me to the gym without telling my parents. They were really mad at first, but eventually they saw how good it was for me and I just fell in love with the sport.”
After turning pro in 2009, Santiago managed his own career and eventually decided to move to Las Vegas four years ago. He made signing with Mayweather Promotions one of his goals, a mark he achieved last year before his September fight.
“One of my goals when I moved to Las Vegas was to sign with Mayweather Promotions, and now I’m the first Mexican fighter from Mayweather Promotions to headline a PBC show,” said Santiago. “I felt like it was time to take control of my career and take the next step and get the bigger and better fights. I wanted to be taken care of.”
Before his last fight, Santiago began working with respected trainer Ismael Salas and the two have been preparing a game plan for the tough Ruiz.
“Training with Ismael has been going really well and we’re getting great sparring,” said Santiago. “We’re working on little things we need to fix, like sitting down on punches and other things. Ismael isn’t changing anything, but he’s just polishing everything and helping me out.
“We’ve seen video of our opponent so we know what we need to do and we’ve worked on it already. Ismael is a really smart trainer and I’m looking forward to improving with him each time out.”
Now, Santiago is ready to step into the ring and show the skills he has worked so hard to hone. With a win, Santiago has big goals for this year and beyond.
“I’m very motivated and excited to be the main event,” said Santiago. “It’s going to be an exciting fight and we’re focused on making everything go well on February 16. I want a world title shot this year. I’m ranked by everybody, so hopefully with this fight we will get a step closer.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, are priced at $25 and $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.samstownlv.com/entertain, by calling (702) 284-7777, or at any Boyd Gaming box office.
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