The ultimate fan experience event that gives boxing fans the opportunity to meet-and-greet top fighters, boxing celebrities and industry people in an up-close, personal setting
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Las Vegas (June 2, 2015) – Four-time world champion “Terrible” Terry Norris has confirmed that he will appear and have a booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second annual Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday Sept. 12, 2015. The Box Fan Expo will coincide with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight and Mexican Independence weekend.
The Hall of Famer, Norris will have merchandise to sell to his fans, as well as photos and memorabilia.
This unique fan experience event, which allowed fans to meet and greet boxing legends, past and current champions and other celebrities of the sport, debuted last September to large, enthusiastic crowds. This year the Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and once again, allow fans a chance to collect autographs, take photos and purchase merchandise and memorabilia.
Exhibitors such as boxing gear, apparel, broadcasting media and other brand companies who wish to participate will have a chance to showcase their products to fans and the whole boxing industry.
Last year’s inaugural Box Fan Expo featured some of the most popular fighters and boxing celebrities in recent history. Fans were treated to visits with Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr, Sergio Martinez, Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Mikey Garcia, James Toney, Riddick Bowe, Leon Spinks Terry Norris, Shawn Porter, Chris Byrd, Jesse James Leija, Lamon Brewster, Ray Mercer, Earnie Shavers, Mia St-John, Erislandy Lara, Peter Quillin, Jean Pascal and Austin Trout. Also appearing were current WBC Champion Deontay Wilder, the charismatic Vinny Pazienza, Paul Williams, noted commentator Al Bernstein and top trainer Roger Mayweather of Mayweather Promotions.
The roster of attendees for this year’s Box Fan Expo will be announced throughout the next several months and weeks leading up to the event.
Tickets to the Box Fan Expo are available online at: http://www.boxfanexpo.eventbrite.com
View the official promo video of Box Fan Expo here: http://www.boxfanexpo.com/video-2/
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KNOCKOUT ARTIST ARTUR BETERBIEV TO FACE DOUDOU NGUMBU
Cuban boxing sensation Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs)returns to the ring on Friday, June 12 to face veteran Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) as Premier Boxing Champions heads back to Spike.
Additionally, Russian knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) is set to square off against the ring-savvy Doudou Ngumbu (34-6, 13 KOs) of Haute-Garonne, France.
This edition of PBC on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET. Doors at UIC Pavilion open at 5 p.m. CT with the first fight set for 5:30 p.m. CT.
“I’m very excited to be fighting on Spike TV on June 12th in Chicago.” said Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara. “Delvin Rodriguez is a tough veteran fighter who I respect. He has a lot of heart and determination. But once the bell rings I’m looking for the knockout!”
“On June 12, I am going to change everyone’s mind about me and show that I can beat Lara,” said Rodriguez.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing in association with Group Yvon Michel (GYM), are priced at $151, $101, $51, and $31, not including applicable service charges, and are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or UIC Pavilion Box Office at (312) 413-5740. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the UIC Pavilion Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).
The 32-year-old Lara is a slick boxer with the ability to deliver punishment while taking very little of it in return. Lara has notched victories over Alfredo Angulo, Austin Trout and Freddy Hernandez throughout his career. As an amateur, Lara won numerous titles including a national championship at welterweight and also participated in the 2007 Pan-Am games. The fighter originally from Guantanamo, Cuba but fighting out of Houston most recently defeated former world champion Ishe Smith on his way to his 20th professional victory.
Already deep into an accomplished career, the 35-year-old Rodriguez looks to give Lara a stiff test and entertain the crowd at UIC Pavilion on June 12. Having battled the likes of Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout, Rodriguez has also picked up victories over Mike Arnaoutis, Pawel Wolak and Shamone Alvarez throughout his accomplished career. Born in Santiago de le Caballeros, Dominican Republic but fighting out of Danbury, Connecticut, Rodriguez will look to improve on his last outing, a draw against Joachim Alcine in May 2014.
Having floored every opponent he’s faced professionally, the now 30-year-old former amateur standout Beterbiev will be seeking to keep his knockout streak alive in Chicago. Having notched impressive wins over Tavoris Cloud in 2014 and Gabriel Campillo earlier this year, the heavy-fisted Russian knows he’ll be tested with an experienced opponent on June 12.
Following a hard-fought loss to Andrzej Fonfara in November 2014, France’s Ngumburebounded nicely with a knockout win in January of this year. The battle-tested 33-year-old veteran will look to use his wealth of professional experience at UIC Pavilion in order to emerge victorious.
For more information visit www.premierboxingchampions.com
Baltimore, MD (June 1, 2015) – Knockout Fitness and Nissley Promotions will give ticket holders a full day of entertainment with an Olympic style boxing card Saturday, June 6 at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore.
Dubbed as “Fighting the Odds,” this is the first fight card at a Baltimore Casino and a limited numbers tickets starting at $20 are still available by going to www.missiontix.com/events/product/30693/fighting-the-odds or calling 443-848-6059. All VIP ticketholders can enjoy complementary food and drinks. Doors open at 1 pm and the first fight takes place at 2.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Show Your Soft Side campaign, which supports animal rights and features many marketing campaigns with Baltimore area professional athletes.
The fight is taking place outside in the plaza and will feature a red carpet style theme. Upon entering on the red carpet, professional photos will be taken with props. The first 100 attendees will also receive a free gift and Knockout Fitness will give away healthy meals and gym memberships throughout the event.
“Giving fans their money’s worth is extremely important to us,” said Chris Nissley of Knockout Fitness. “This is the first ever fight card at a Baltimore casino and instead of just celebrating that as is, I wanted this event to provide even more. Between the photos, giveaways and fights, everybody is going to have a great time.”
Headlining the card is Knockout Fitness’ very own Jason Nissley. A widely respected trainer, Nissley was named Baltimore’s Best Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor by Baltimore’s Best Magazine. He has participated in various charity events and is an ambassador for LuluLemon and Under Armor. Making the jump from trainer to boxer, Nissley hasn’t been matched soft.
Opposing Nissley is unbeaten knockout artist Omar Serrano. Fighting out of the Ocean City Fight Club, Serrano’s won all of his bouts by knockout and will enter the squared circle with a ton of confidence.
Jerome Featherstone of Knockout Fitness seeks revenge against Tavon Body of the Headbangers Gym in the semi-main event of the evening. Featherstone captured the Golden Gloves title a few years back, but Body took the title following the last two tournaments. In April, Body earned a hotly contested split decision over Featherstone in an action packed fight. This heated rivalry features the two top middleweight prospects in the Maryland/DC area. In addition to bragging rights, the winner of this highly-anticipated bout will claim the Maryland State Middleweight title.
“Jerome and Tavon had a great fight that a lot of people are still talking about,” said Nissley. “Jerome feels that he deserved the last fight and wants revenge while Tavon is poised to show that there should be no controversy as to who the better fighter is. This is turning into a great local rivalry for sure.”
In other bouts, Steve Layer of Knockout Fitness meets Adam Gabriel and Stephon Morris will compete in his final amateur match.
Following this exciting evening of action, Knockout Fitness and Nissley Promotions will host an after party at the 14Forty, which is located inside the casino.
For more information, visit Knockoutfitness.com
Miami, OK (May 31, 2015) – Renowned heavyweight up and comer Trey Lippe-Morrison remained perfect as a pro following yet another impressive knockout yesterday evening at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.
Fighting in front of a sellout crowd, something he’s become accustomed to as a member of Holden Productions’ “Four State Franchise”, Lippe-Morrison faced Thomas Jones in the six round main event. With legendary trainer Jesse Reid in his corner for the first time, Lippe-Morrison scored an impressive second round stoppage of Jones. After dominating the first round, Lippe-Morrison unleashed a vicious combination that badly staggered Jones, forcing his corner to throw in the towel just 35 seconds after the start of the round.
Lippe-Morrison, who lives in Tulsa, is now 8-0 with all of his victories by knockout.
Kenzie Witt of Bartelsville, OK went the distance for the first time as a pro but improved to 5-0 following a four round unanimous decision over Kansas City MO’s Lucas Overcast. Witt was in control throughout but gained valuable experience against the game Overcast. Witt, who is the half brother of Lippe-Morrison, stopped his previous four opponents inside the first round.
“Trey and Kenzie continue to impress me,” said Promoter Tony Holden. “I’m going to continue stepping them up but both of them have incredible power like their father did. Our fans have been fantastic and I thank them for packing the house again. We will make it our duty to continue giving them exciting bouts with fighters they want to see.”
“Four State Franchise” member Jesse Cook (14-1-1, Seneca, MO) battled to an eight round draw in a welterweight contest against Kevin Womack (5-5-2, Baltimore, MD) and his brother Dillon Cook (14-0, Seneca, MO) stopped Joe Jiles (3-5, McAlester, OK) in the opening round of a junior middleweight bout. Undefeated welterweight prospect Jarrett Rose ofBartlesville upped his record to 7-0 by stopping Robert Seyam in the third round, while Kathina Catron and Juan Parra each won four round decisions.
The card was also broadcasted by Hall of Famer Al Bernstein and Oklahoma City boxing legend Sean O’Grady on KSNF and Cox Cable. Fans in the Four State Area (Missouri, Kansas Oklahoma and Arkansas) received the broadcast courtesy of a new television deal that will continue during the next card at the Buffalo Run Casino.
“It’s such an honor to have Al and Sean broadcasting my shows,” said Holden. “Both men are incredible at what they do. This is another great outlet for those that can’t make it to the fights not only to enjoy the action live on TV but do so with two of the best broadcasters in the business.”
Holden Productions next card is scheduled for July 25.
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Danbury, CT (May 30, 2015)--Prospect Tramaine Williams capped off a great night of boxing with a 6th round stoppage over Josh Bowles in the final scheduled round of their Featherweight bout at the Danbury Arena.
The show was the Inaugural Danbury Fight Night promoted by Prize Promotions.
The main event saw Williams show his quick hand speed to outpoint Bowles for most of the fight. In the final round, Williams landed a booming straight left that sent Bowles down hard on his back. Bowles did well to get to his feet only to take a barrage of punches and the fight was stopped at 1:36 of round six.
Williams, 124 lbs of New Haven, CT is now 9-0 with 3 knockouts. Bowles, 123.75 lbs of Harrisburg, PA is now 9-2.
Nate Green remained undefeated by pounding out a 6-round unanimous decision over Timur Shailezov in a Bantamweight bout.
Scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56 for Green, 118 lbs of New Haven, CT and is now 8-0. Shailezov, 118 lbs of Philadelphia is 17-10-1.
Josh Crespo scored a thrilling first round stoppage over Edgar Cortes in a scheduled 6-round Featherweight bout.
Crespo decked Cortes with a hard right hand in the opening seconds of the bout. Cortes got to his feet but ate a barrage of jarring punches before the bout was stopped at 2:20 of round one.
Crespo, 124.5 lbs of New Haven, CT. is now 4-2-3 with 1 knockout. Cortes, 121 lbs of Vineland, NJ. is 1-1.
Wellington Romero had to work hard in winning a 6-round split decision overEvencii Dixon in a Welterweight bout.
Romero won cards by scores of 59-55 and 58-56 while Dixon took a card at 58-57.
Romero, 145 lbs of Newburgh, NY is now 7-0-1. Dixon, 145 lbs of Lancaster, PA is now 5-7-1.
Rich Neves and Gilbert Alex Sanchez battled to a unanimous draw in a 6-round Jr. Middleweight bout.
All three judges were in agreement of the 57-57 scores. Neves, 154.5 lbs of New York, NY is now 8-2-2. Sanchez, 154 lbs of Camden, NJ is now 5-6-2.
In thrilling 4-round war, Andrew Bentley scored a majority decision over previously undefeated Oscar Bonilla in a Lightweight bout.
The two slugged it out to the delight of enthusiastic crowd. Bentley was able to tag a hard charging Bonilla as he came in. There were several toe to toe exchanges were both guys ate heavy leather.
Bentley, 131 lbs of Jersey City, NJ won by scores of 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38 and is now 3-2. Bonilla, 132 lbs of New Haven, CT. is now 3-1-2.
Cassius Chaney landed plenty of power shots and dominated Ruben Ortiz and won a 4-round unanimous decision in a Heavyweight bout.
Chaney, 244 lbs of New London, CT won by scores of 40-36 on all cards and is now 2-0. Ortiz, 210 lbs of Philadelphia is now 0-4.
Jair Ramos scored a 6-round unanimous decision over Osnel Charles in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
Ramos, 139 lbs of Waterbury, CT won by scores of 59-54 on all cards and is now 4-2-2. Charles, 138 lbs of Atlantic City, NJ is now 10-13-1.
Photos by George Jimenez / Prize Promotions