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UNDEFEATED SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT PROSPECTS RONALD ELLIS & JUNIOR YOUNAN HEADLINE FEBRUARY 2 SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION QUADRUPLEHEADER

Highly Touted Lightweight Prospect Devin Haney Opens Telecast That Features Eight Fighters With A Combined Record Of 113-3-3, Including Five Unbeaten Fighters

 

Friday, Feb. 2 Live On SHOWTIME® At 10 p.m. ET/PT
From WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa

 

NEW YORK (Jan. 3, 2018) – A battle of unbeaten super middleweight prospects will headline a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on Friday, Feb. 2, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa, as two-time ShoBox veteran Ronald Ellis takes on New Yorker Junior Younan.
 

Ellis (14-0-1, 10 KOs), of Lynn, Mass., and Brooklyn’s Younan (13-0, 9 KOs) will clash in the 10-round main event of a four-fight telecast that features eight fighters with a combined record of 113-3-3.
 

An undefeated boxer losing for the first time was a common theme on ShoBox in 2017 as 15 prospects lost their perfect record on the popular developmental series last year. Now in its 17th year, a total of 171 fighters have suffered their first loss on ShoBox. All three fights leading up to the main event on Feb. 2 are eight-round matchups that include an undefeated “A-side” fighter facing his toughest test to date.
 

In the co-feature, former Dominican Olympian Wellington Romero (12-0-1, 6 KOs) will take on Philadelphia’s Sam Teah (12-1-1, 5 KOs) in a super lightweight scrap contracted at 141 pounds. Cleveland’s Thomas Mattice (10-0, 8 KOs) will face two-time ShoBox winner and Lancaster, Pa. resident Rolando Chinea (15-1-1, 6 KOs) in a lightweight matchup.
 

In the telecast opener, highly regarded undefeated Devin Haney (18-0, 12 KOs), of Las Vegas, will take on Harmonito Dela Torre (19-1, 12 KOs) in another bout pitting two 135-pound prospects.
 

The event is promoted by GH3 Promotions and Roc Nation Sports in association with Victory Promotions and Ringside Ticket. Tickets are just $10 general admission prior to the event and $20 on Feb. 2. For more information call: 1.800.HOT.WINN ext. 7117.
 

RONALD ELLIS vs. JUNIOR YOUNAN – 10-Round Super Middleweight

 

Ellis returns to ShoBox in his first bout since defeating Christopher Brooker via a unanimous decision in Atlantic City last January. In his ShoBox debut, Ellis fought Jerry Odom to a majority draw in Atlantic City in February 2016.
 

Originally from Lynn, Mass., the 28-year-old Ellis currently lives and trains in Los Angeles at the Iron Gym under trainer Jerry Rosenberg and his father Ronald Ellis Sr.
 

“It’s going to be fireworks from the jump,” said Ellis, who was scheduled to fight Taneal Goyco in November, but the fight was scrapped when Goyco weighed three pounds over the super middleweight limit. “Younan is a good little fighter, but we are trying to get him out of there. This is my first main event, and I want to impress. It will be a good way to start 2018, which will be my year.”
 

Ellis upset highly regarded Terrell Gausha to win the 2010 National Golden Gloves. Gausha would go on to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games.
 

Younan, who is promoted by Roc Nation Sports, was a highly touted amateur boxer who compiled a 90-5 record before turning professional in 2013 at the age of 18. Once dubbed by The New York Times as “a boxing prodigy” as a 10-year-old, Younan was a two-time National Junior Golden Gloves champion, the 2011 National Junior Olympic championship, and at one point was the No. 1-rated junior boxer in his weight class by USA Boxing.
 

Because of injuries, Younan fought just one time in 2015. After a nine-month layoff, he returned in March of 2016 to beat Cristian Solorzano and has remained active since. Eight of Younan’s 13 pro wins have ended in the first round, including three of his last five fights. The 22-year-old is trained by his father, Sherif Younan
 

“It’s a pleasure to fight on SHOWTIME and I’m excited to put on a show for all the viewers,” Younan said. “I’ve been working as hard as possible and I’m confident my efforts will pay off. I’m going to break my opponent’s spirit and pick him apart. This is my time – in 2018, I’m looking to make a title run and this fight is just the first step.”
 

WELLINGTON ROMERO vs. SAM TEAH – Eight-Round Super Lightweight

 

Romero is originally from the Dominican Republic now fighting out of Newburgh, New York.  A southpaw, he fights under the Roc Nation Sports promotion and represented the Dominican Republic in the 2012 London Olympics, where he lost to eventual Gold Medalist Vasyl Lomachenko.

 

An accomplished amateur with 268 fights, Romero earned a bronze medal at the 2010 Central American Games and made back-to-back appearances at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 2011 Pan American Games as a teenager.
 

The 26-year-old Romero fought twice in 2017, recording TKOs in both wins over Kevin Womack Jr. and Mike Fowler.
 

“This fight on SHOWTIME is a great opportunity for me to showcase my talent and I want to thank God, my team and everyone involved for this opportunity,” Romero said. “I’m going to deliver a world class performance for all the boxing fans out there to enjoy. After defeating my opponent, I know I will make a lasting impression on the viewers and start paving my way to a world title belt.”
 

This won’t be the first time Philadelphia’s Teah is facing an undefeated fighter on ShoBox. In Las Vegas in 2015, Teah scored a unanimous decision over previously undefeated O’Shaquie Foster. The 30-year-old’s only loss came against then-undefeated Lavisas Williams in 2014.
 

Born in Liberia, Teah did not start boxing until the age of 19. His last four fights have been close to home with three in his hometown of Philadelphia and the other two in Bristol, Pa., and Atlantic City, N.J.
 

“I know my opponent was an Olympian, and he has been in front of a lot of great fighters,” Teah said. “I am excited to face him and take the big challenge. I know I will be his toughest opponent. I am ready to see what he is made of.”
 

THOMAS MATTICE vs. ROLANDO CHINEA – Eight-Round Lightweight
 

A 27-year-old from Cleveland, Mattice turned pro in 2014 and had an amateur record of 72-18. He was a three-time Ohio State Golden Gloves champion, and bronze medal winner in the USA National Tournament in 2014.
 

In his last fight on Nov. 11, Mattice beat Orlando Rizo via seventh-round stoppage in Georgia. Mattice, who has recorded four straight KOs and eight overall in 10 professional fights, is a boxer-puncher who likes to attack the body.
 

“It’s a tough fight for sure,” Mattice said. “I checked him out. It’s going to be a rough fight, but I am prepared for a war. I am prepared for whatever he will bring. I am excited to fight on ShoBox. Ever since I started boxing, I said one day that will be me fighting on TV, and now that dream comes true.”
 

The 26-year-old Chinea returns to ShoBox after handing previously unbeaten Kenneth Sims Jr., the first loss of his professional career via majority decision on July 14. The win moved Chinea’s ShoBox record to 2-0. He had previously won an eight-round split decision victory over O’Shaquie Foster in 2016.
 

A Puerto Rican native now living in Lancaster, Pa., Chinea suffered his only defeat against the hands of Ismail Muwendo in 2015. He has won five straight since, including two unanimous decisions over previously undefeated Ladarius Miller and Mel Crossty, as well as the unbeaten Sims. His last four opponents had a combined record of 38-1-1.
 

“I know Thomas Mattice is another undefeated fighter with a terrific amateur career,” Chinea said. “I am being brought in as his opponent, to make him look good in his national TV debut. I respect Thomas for agreeing to fight me. I am sure that he will bring his best, and it will be another entertaining fight, Chinea style. I am going to be in the best shape of my career. I am going to be stronger, and I am going to hunt him down, rough him up, and beat him. I can’t wait to fight and win again on ShoBox.”
 

DEVIN HANEY vs. HARMONITO DELA TORRE – Eight-Round Lightweights

 

Haney just turned 19 years old last November and already sports a professional record of 18-0 with 12 knockouts. Trained and managed by his father, William Haney, he has been active with nine fights in 2016 and seven in 2017. In his last fight on Nov. 4, he scored a fifth-round TKO against Hamza Sempewo in Atlanta.
 

Raised in Oakland, Calif., Haney was a seven-time national amateur champion and compiled an impressive record of 130-8. Haney is currently living and training in Las Vegas, where he sparred with Floyd Mayweather as the pound-for-pound champ prepared to face Conor McGregor, and Shawn Porter. Haney turned professional when he was 16 years old in Mexico.
 

“Fighting on SHOWTIME, specifically ShoBox, where many champions have been made, is something I’ve envisioned since I turned professional in 2015,” Haney said. “I’m in tough against Harmonito Dela Torre, a hungry fighter who is coming off his first pro loss. I know his back is up against the wall, so I’m expecting him to bring everything he’s got. But this is my time to shine on the big stage and I’m not going to let this opportunity pass me by. I’m the future of boxing and everyone will see my talent on February 2, especially Dela Torre.”
 

Dela Torre is a 23-year-old Philippines native who has been training with Osmiri Fernandez in Miami the past few months at the Sanman Boxing Gym.
 

Dela was scheduled to fight last on Aug. 22 in Las Vegas in a super featherweight bout against undefeated Saul Rodriguez, who inexplicably pulled out of the matchup a few days before the fight.
 

Instead, Dela Torre entered the ring in Las Vegas on Nov. 18 and suffered his first loss against 2012 Olympic silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar in an eight-round unanimous decision, despite scoring a second-round knockdown. It was the first time in his first nine fights that Nyambayar was taken the distance.
 

Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with Steve Farhood and former world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.

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Demetrius Andrade to be Ringside at Saunders – Lemieux Tonight on HBO World Championship Boxing®

   

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White Plains, NY/Philadelphia, PA — Undefeated, two-time world champion Demetrius Andrade will be ringside for the WBO World Middleweight Title bout between undefeated champion Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux.
Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) made his middleweight debut on October 21st with an impressive 12-round unanimous decision over Alantez Fox and will be looking at the winner of the title fight as a possible opponent in the near future.
“I am looking forward to seeing a good fight.  A boxer in Saunders against a banger in Lemieux.  I am excited to be ringside for the fight, and may the best man win.  The winner of the fight is a world champion, and I just want to fight the best fighters in the middleweight division.”
Andrade of Providence, Rhode Island is ranked number-3 by the WBO, number-7 by the WBC, number-3 by the WBA, and number-7 by the IBF.
Andrade is co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
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GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki excited for Antoine Douglas opportunity this Saturday against Gary O’Sullivan on HBO World Championship Boxing®

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Nutley, NJ (December 15, 2017)–This Saturday night world-ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) will make his HBO debut when he takes on Gary O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) in the co-feature bout of an HBO World Championship Boxing®  tripleheader from Laval, Quebec, Canada.
The main of event will pit undefeated WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders defending his title against Canadian knockout artist David Lemieux.
Douglas and O’Sullivan will battle for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title as well as Douglas defending his NABA Middleweight title with the winner moving up the line to face the winner of the main event.
Douglas’ longtime promoter GH3 Promotions’ Vito Mielnicki is excited about the opportunity that his fighter has not only on Saturday, but going forward with a new alliance with Golden Boy Promotions.
“Antoine had an awesome training camp.  He trained not far from our offices in New Jersey, and I was able to visit him often, and he looks tremendous,” said Mielnicki.
“We know Gary O’Sullivan is a tough competitor, and Antoine knows that he has to perform on HBO this Saturday.  This has been a long process, but now we have a multi-fight agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, so the prospect of major fights are clearly in his sight.”
Saunders vs. Lemieux, a 12-round fight for the Saunders’ WBO World Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management in association with Frank Warren. Douglas vs. O’Sullivan is a 10-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management in association with GH3 Promotions and Murphy’s Boxing. Seldin vs. Ulysse, Jr. is a 10-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Eye of The Tiger Management and Star Boxing. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for Saunders vs. Lemieux are priced beginning at $45 to $500 and are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Place Bell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com,www.goldenboytickets.com or www.placebell.ca/en.

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Vito Mielnicki, Jr wins United States Junior National Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah

Nutley, NJ (December 11, 2017)–This past week in Salt Lake City, Utah, Vito Mielnicki, Jr. captured the United States Junior National championship in the 145-pound division.
Mielnicki of Roseland, New Jersey moved up an unprecedented 10 weight classes where he competed at 106-pounds at the 2017 tournament, and defeated the number-two seed, Adam Calixto of Tampa, Florida in the semifinals.  In the finals, Mielnicki defeated top seeded Obed Bartee-El of Huntsville, Alabama.
With the title, Mielnicki gained a spot in the 2018 United States Junior National Team,  Where he will be heading to train with teammates on February 4th at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado to get ready for international competition.

Mielnicki is trained by Ahmad Elliot and Willie Moses, as well as strength and conditioning coach Fred Caruso.
Mielnicki is the son of the GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki.

Lightweight Prospect Thomas Mattice stops Orlando Rizo in 7 

Nutley, NJ (November 17, 2017)–This past Saturday night, lightweight prospect Thomas Mattice remained undefeated by stopping grizzled veteran Orlando Rizo in round seven of their scheduled eight-round bout at the Atrium Arena in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Mattice is promoted by GH3 Promotions.
Mattice of Cleveland, Ohio improved his mark to 10-0 with eight knockouts.
The 27 year-old Mattice took out a veteran who has been in the ring with several world champions and contenders.
“I feel good.  He was a tough veteran, but I caught him with some good shots, and as veterans do, he kept on coming, but I kept on landing and eventually got him out of their,”said Mattice.
Mattice is developing into a young veteran, as he went in there with a good idea of what he wanted to do.
“I learned a lot in that fight.  I took my time, and worked off the jab.  I picked my shots and was not in a rush.  I started to work the body and eventually broke him.”
Even though there is only six weeks left in the year, Mattice would not mind getting in another fight before the calendar changes to 2018.
“I may try to sneak one more in before the end of the year.  If not, I will be back in there in January or early February.  2018 is going to be a big year for.  I can see myself being ranked across the board by this time next year as I want to go from a prospect to a contender.  This was a great fight for me, but expect to see me in bigger fights in 2018.”
His promoter Vito Mielncki of GH3 Promotions is on the same page as the three-year veteran, Mattice.
“That was a quality win over Rizo.  Rizo is a guy who is a veteran who has faced everybody.  That is 4 straight knockouts for Thomas and now he is coming into his power.  He is really developing and I can see some great things for him as we look towards 2018.”

GH3 Promotions News and Notes

   
Nutley, NJ (September 21, 2017)–Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions is gearing up for a busy fall schedule.
Middleweight Antoine Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KO’s) has won three in a row since his lone defeat, and that has catapulted him to world rankings of number-8 by the WBC, Number-9 by the WBA and Number-8 by the WBO.  Douglas will be back in action onNovember 11th in Atlanta.
Undefeated Super Middleweight Ronald Ellis (14-0-1, 10 KOs) will meet Taneal Goyco on November 4th in Springfield, Virginia.
Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-1-2, 8 KOs) will take place on November 18th, and will be announced in the next week.
Newly signed lightweight Thomas Mattice (9-0, 7 KO’s) will make his GH3 Promotions debut on November 11th in Atlanta on the same card as Douglas.

World Ranked Middleweight Antoine Douglas returns with a 5th round stoppage over Pablo Munguia in Charenton, Louisiana

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Nutley, NJ (March 14, 2017) – World ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas returned to action after a year layoff by stopping Pablo Munguia in the 5th round in a scheduled six-round bout in Charenton, Louisiana.

Douglas of Washington, D.C. was making his first start since March 5, 2016 got back in the win column.
The 24 year-old raised his mark to 20-1-1 with 14 knockouts, and is ranked number-12 by the WBC,
Douglas is promoted by GH3 Promotions.
“This was a good way to comeback for Antoine,”  said GH3 Promotions promoter Vito Mielnicki.
“We wanted to bring him back in March.  Antoine has been fighting regularly since he was 11 years-old, so the layoff was needed and good.  We moved him fast as he fought 21 times in 4 years.  It was the first time that he was able to take a step back.  Despite what happened in his fight with Khurtzsidze, we still believe is a future world champion.  The fight with Khurtsidze was a learning experience for all of us, from he fighter to the trainers to me the promoter.  This whole thing should be about Antoine Douglas and no one else.  He is still just 24 years old and his best boxing is ahead of him.  We will have him in a few more of these learning fights, and then look for him to be back knocking on a big fight by August.”
“We have a good team around him with his trainers Dennis Porter, Kevin Smalls and Kay Koroma. We just added Joseph Karoma as the strength and conditioning coach.”
“I want to thank Greg Cohen for help getting us on the card in Louisiana.”
Douglas will be back in on action on March 27th, in the Dominican Republic, when he takes on Eduardo Mercedes (32-16, 27 KO’s) for the WBC Fecarbox title.

David Peralta looking to keep momentum of Guerrero win against Berlin Abreu this Saturday from the Sands Bethlehem Event Center and LIVE on Ringtv.com 

 
Kermit Cintron takes on Rosemberg Gomez and Ronald Ellis battles Oscar Riojas

Plus undefeated Chordale Booker and Abraham Nova

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Bethlehem, PA (December 6,, 2016) – This Saturday night, David Peralta will take on Berlin Abreu in a scheduled 10-round bout for the WBC Latino Welterweight title on a massive card that will take place on Saturday, December 10th at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
The show, which is promoted by GH3 Promotions, King’s Promotions and Sampson Boxing, will be streamed LIVE on www.ringtv.com
Peralta of Cordoba, Argentina has a record of 26-2-1 with 14 knockouts and is coming off the biggest win of his career, when he upset former world champion Robert Guerrero on August 27th in Anaheim, California.
That victory has catapulted Peralta to the number-15 ranking in the WBC.
“Training ca,p is going well, I am very happy for the opportunity to have camp in the United States and with such great champions along side of me,” said Peralta.  “They all have immediately taken me in as one of them and want the best for me and push me to my limitdaily.  There is so much knowledge between all of these fighters in Caicedo Sports and here in camp with Herman Caicedo.  Herman is the most professional person I have met in this sport.  He has really enhanced my style and tried to fix the details in my style that will give me the vision of what’s to come.  All and all, camp is going great and I look forward to the next one.”
In Abreu, he is facing a veteran with a good, but mostly untested record.
“Well other than that he’s coming to fight and try to win, I don’t know much about him.  Some guys in my camp know him and say he is tough and a bit wild.  Herman doesn’t know much about him, but he says he knows the type.  Therefore, we are preparing for anyone with any style.  I can not wait to fight already.”
With that big win against Guerrero on August 27th, Peralta is now being recognized as a contender in the crowded welterweight division.
“It obviously allowed me to have a camp in the United States with a top trainer.  It put me in position to possibly fight top guys and even champions very soon.  I need to continue to do my jo, which is winning and improving as a fighter.  No one knew me before the fight with Guerrero, and now people have heard of me or at least boxing people have,  That is a good thing for my family and me.  Sampson Lewkowicz has promised me great things and he is delivering. “
Peralta now feels that he can compete with the top fighters.
“I am not really sure, but I do believe that I belong with the top fighters.  If anything, my physical strength.  I believe that i can beat them all.  You will have to knock me out in order to beat me.  I am just so excited for this fight and I am looking forward for what my promoter has in store for me.  I am prepared with Argentinian pride for every fight.  I want to thank Sampson Lewkowicz my promoter, my trainer Herman Caicedo and my training partners in camp which are world class fighters Juan Carlos Payano, Luis Ortiz and Edison Miranda.”
Abreu of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has a record of 13-1 with 11 knockouts.

The 24 year-old is a six year professional and has knocked out his last six opponents, which includes a 1st round stoppage over Juan Carlos Contreras on October 22, 2015.

In an eight-round bout for the WBF Welterweight title, former world champion, Kermit Cintron (38-5-2, 29 KO’s) of Reading, PA takes on Rosemberg Gomez (19-5-1, 15 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua.
Ronald Ellis (12-0-1, 10 KO’s) of Lynn, MA takes on Oscar Riojas (10-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Monterrey, Mexico in a eight-round super middleweight bout.
In 6-round Bouts:
Erik Spring (8-1-1, 1 KO) of Reading, PA battles Grayson Blake (6-4, 2 KO) of State College, PA in a super welterweight bout.

Antowyan Aikens (10-2-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will take on Blake Mansfield (3-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Burlington, NC in a super middleweight bout.

Abraham Nova (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Braintree, MA will box Joshua Santos of San Juan, PR (2-1-1, 2 KOs) in a super featherweight bout.

Derric Rossy (30-12, 14 KO’s) of Medford, New York battles Richard Carmack (15-9-1, 12 KO’s) of Kansas City, Missouri in a heavyweight bout.

In 4-Round Bouts:

Chordale Booker (3-0, 2 KO’s) takes on La’Torie Woodberry  (1-2-1) of Roanoke, Virginia in a super welterweight bout.

Pro debuting Jesus Perez of Reading, PA will square off with Antonio Allen (0-4) of Philadelphia in a super lightweight bout.
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com for $100, $75 and $50.

 Adam Lopez ready to put on a show this Friday night, November 11 fight card at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

     
Adam Lopez to take on Carlos Valcarcel in main event; Ed Brown takes on Albert Mensah;  Jerry Odom battles Taneal Goyco and Jaron Ennis takes on Chrisshawn Alexander this Friday night at The 2300 Arena
Plus undefeated Hurshidbek Normatov, Kenneth Sims, Jr, Emanuel Folly, Joshua Jones & LeRoy Davila

Derrick Webster battles Zoltan Sera

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Philadelphia, PA (November 9, 2016) – Undefeated super bantamweight Adam Lopez is excited to make his Philadelphia debut when he takes on Carlos Valcarcel this Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
In the co-feature, undefeated welterweight, Ed Brown will take on Albert Mensah in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds and , Kenneth Sims, Jr. will take on Jonathan Dinong in a six-round junior welterweight bout.  Also in action will be Jaron Ennis fighting Chrisshawn Alexander in a six-round welterweight fight.

The card is promoted by GH3 Promotions & Victory Boxing Promotions.

Lopez of San Antonio, Texas is ranked 4th by the WBA and has a record of 15-0-1 with seven knockouts.
“My camp was pretty good, and just getting down to the nitty gritty.  I was sparring two days a week and I am ready to go,” said Lopez.
In his last bout, Lopez fought to a ten-round split draw with Roman Reynoso (18-1-1) on July 22nd in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
“The fight was close, but I thought I edged it out.  In the last round I had him in trouble and he spit his mouthpiece out.  I was on my way to getting a 10-8 round, which would have given me the win.  He did a veteran move in there.”
“If I would have won that, I would be fighting for a world title.  I wanted to win that fight in general, but I look forward to the next fight.  Maybe I wasn’t supposed to get the title shot now.  I just have to work and that shot will come.  I just have to be patient.”
Valcarcel has a record of 14-8-4 with five knockouts.  The 34 year-old native of Miami, Florida has wins over Jovanny Soto (15-2-1), Rodolfo Garay (14-2-1) & Leivi Brea (16-4-3).
The 12 year veteran also has fought former world champion Eric Morel and future world champion Jessie Magdaleno.
Valcarcel is coming off a 6th round stoppage defeat to undefeated Erick DeLeon on June 25th in Dallas, Texas.
“I know he is a 2004 Olympian.  He is a veteran and a crafty fighter.  He has a surviving style in the sense he is defensive and crafty.  He is not a knockout puncher but you have to respect anyone who puts on those gloves,” said Lopez of his opponent.
Lopez is ready to show his skills in front of the knowledgeable Philadelphia fight crowd.
“I always know that Philly is a great fight town.  I actually want to see the park here “The Fresh Prince” was bullied at,” Lopez said laughingly.
“This is going to be a great fight, and the fans will get their monies worth.”
Seeing action in the eight round co-feature will be undefeated welterweight Ed Brown.
The 24 year-old native of Chicago has a record of 19-0 with 16 knockouts, and has established himself as one of the top welterweight prospects in boxing.
Brown is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Gilbert Venegas on July 30th in Hammond, Indiana.
Mensah of Accra, Ghana. has a record of 29-5 -1 with 13 knockouts.
The 33 year-old is a 14 year pro and holds a significant win over Michael Katsidis for the IBF International super lightweight title. He followed that by losing a 12 round decision to Denis Shafikov, who was 30-0.
After that fight Mensah fought Cesar Cuenca (46-0) in an eliminator for the IBF Super Lightweight title. Again he lost a close 12 round decision. Earlier in his career,
Mensah beat the then undefeated Ayi Bruce. He has made a habit of fighting undefeated fighters. In the course of his career he has fought fourteen undefeated fighters
and has a record of 12-2 in those fights.
Sims of Chicago, Illinois has a record of 9-0 with three knockouts.  The 22 year-old is a two-year professional and is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Trevor Marmon on October 22, in Hammond, Indiana.  This will be Sims’ 2nd visit to the 2300 Arena as he won a 6-round unanimous decision over Gilbert Venegas in September 15.
Dinong of  Monterey Park, California has a record of 5-1 with 4 knockouts.  The 24 year old won his first 5 bouts, but dropped a decision to Sanjarbek Rakhmanov on October 8th in Las Vegas.
Ennis, 19 years old has a record of 6-0 with five knockouts.  In his last bout, he was taken the distance for the first time, but pounded out a four-round unanimous decision over Eddie Diaz on September 15th.
Alexander of Norfolk, Virginia has a record of 4-2 with three knockouts.

The 24 year-old won his first three bouts and is coming off a no-contest with undefeated Matt Conway on July 15th in Pittsburgh, Pa.

In an eight round bout, Jerry Odom (14-2-1, 13 Ko’s) of Washington, DC battles Taneal Goyco (8-9-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a super middleweight bout.
In Six Round Bouts:
Derrick Webster (20-1, 10 KO’s) of Willingboro, NJ will fight Zoltan Sera (26-10, 17 KO’s) of Hungary in a middleweight bout.
Hershidbek Normatov (2-0, 1 KO) of Andijan, Uzbekistan will fight Lenwood Dozier (10-13-2, 5 KO’s) of Suitland, MD in a junior middleweight bout.

In Four Round bouts:
Undefeated super bantamweight Emmanuel Folly (7-0, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take fight Tibor Nadori (9-6-1, 4 KO’s) of Leeds, England in a junior featherweight bout.

Joshua Jones (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Corey Edwards (2-1, 1 KO) of South Carolina in a lightweight bout.

LeRoy Davila (3-0, 2 KO’s) of New Brunswick, NJ will fight Damin Simon (0-4-1) of Beaumont, Texas in a bantamweight bout.

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are $100, $75, $50 and $40 and can be purchased by calling 267-273-0945 and www.2300arena.com

Card shaping up for November 11 fight card at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

     
Adam Lopez to take on Carlos Valcarcel in main event; Ed Brown takes on Albert Mensah;  Jerry Odom battles Taneal Goyco and Jaron Ennis takes on Chrisshawn Alexander

Broadcast begins at 9:00 PM ET LIVE on ONE World Sports

Plus undefeated Keenan Smith, Kenneth Sims, Jr, Emanuel Folly, Joshua Jones & LeRoy Davila

Derrick Webster battles Salim Larbi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia, PA (October 25, 2016, 2016) – The card is shaping up for the November 11thcard at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
In the main event, undefeated and world ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez takes on Carlos Valcarcel
The scheduled eight-round bout will be the featured bout of the inaugural broadcast on

ONE World Sports.
 
In the televised co-feature, undefeated welterweight, Ed Brown will take on Albert Mensah in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds and , Jerry Odom will take on Taneal Goyco in a super middleweight bout.  Opening up the televised broadcast will be Jaron Ennis fightingChrisshawn Alexander.

The card is promoted by GH3 Promotions & Victory Boxing Promotions.

Lopez of San Antonio, Texas is ranked 4th by the WBA and has a record of 15-0-1 with seven knockouts.
The 25 year-old Lopez is a four year pro and has wins over Pablo Cruz (11-0), Eliecer Aquino (17-0-1), former world champion Erik Aiken & Mario Munoz (16-0-1).
In his last bout, Lopez fought to a ten-round split draw with Roman Reynoso (18-1-1) on July 22nd in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Valcarcel has a record of 14-8-4 with five knockouts.  The 34 year-old native of Miami, Florida has wins over Jovanny Soto (15-2-1), Rodolfo Garay (14-2-1) & Leivi Brea (16-4-3).
The 12 year veteran also has fought former world champion Eric Morel and future world title challenger Jessie Magdaleno.
Valcarcel is coming off a 6th round stoppage defeat to undefeated Erick DeLeon on June 25thin Dallas, Texas.
Seeing action in the eight round co-feature will be undefeated welterweight Ed Brown.
The 24 year-old native of Chicago has a record of 18-0 with 15 knockouts, and has established himself as one of the top welterweight prospects in boxing.
Brown is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Gilbert Venegas on July 30th in Hammond, Indiana.
Mensah of Accra, Ghana. has a record of 29-5 -1 with 13 knockouts.
The 33 year-old is a 14 year pro and holds a significant win over Michael Katsidis for the IBF International super lightweight title. He followed that by losing a 12 round decision to Denis Shafikov, who was 30-0.
After that fight Mensah fought Cesar Cuenca (46-0) in an eliminator for the IBF Super Lightweight title. Again he lost a close 12 round decision. Earlier in his career,
Mensah beat the then undefeated Ayi Bruce. He has made a habit of fighting undefeated fighters. In the course of his career he has fought fourteen undefeated fighters
and has a record of 12-2 in those fights.
Odom of Washington, DC has a record of 14-2-1 with 13 knockouts, and is a four-year professional.  The 23 year-old Odom won his first twelve bouts, which included a thrilling come from behind stoppage over previously undefeated Vilier Quinonez (9-0) on July 25, 2014 in a nationally televised bout on ShoBox: The New Generation.
Odom avenged a controversial disqualification defeat by destroying previously undefeated Andrew Hernandez (8-0) in one round.   In his last bout, Odom stopped Julius Jackson (19-1)in three rounds.
Goyco of Philadelphia has a record of 8-9-1 with three knockouts.
Goyco has upset the apple-cart on several occasions.  He has wins over undefeated Dennis Morris (1-0), Jeremy Trussell (8-0) & Devin Butcher (5-0) plus upset victories over Frankie Filippone (14-2-1) and Dennis Hasson (16-1).  Goyco is coming off a eight-round unanimous decision defeat to Tony Hirsch on June 11th in Oakland, California.
Ennis, 19 years old has a record of 6-0 with five knockouts.  In his last bout, he was taken the distance for the first time, but pounded out a four-round unanimous decision over Eddie Diaz on September 15th.
Alexander of Norfolk, Virginia has a record of 4-2 with three knockouts.

The 24 year-old won his first three bouts and is coming off a no-contest with undefeated Matt Conway on July 15th in Pittsburgh, Pa.

In off-television action:

In Six Round Bouts:

Derrick Webster (20-1, 10 KO’s) of Willingboro, NJ will fight Salim Larbi (20-6-2, 7 KO’s) of Bronx, NY in a middleweight bout.
Undefeated welterweight Keenan Smith (9-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named.

Kenneth Sims Jr. (9-0, 3 KO’s) of Chicago will take on an opponent to be named in a junior welterweight bout.

In Four Round bouts:
Undefeated super bantamweight Emmanuel Folly (7-0, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named.

Joshua Jones (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight pro debuting Jahmal Dyer of Baltimore, Maryland in a lightweight bout.

LeRoy Davila (3-0, 2 KO’s) of New Brunswick, NJ will fight an opponent to be names in a bantamweight bout.

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are $100, $75, $50 and $40 and can be purchased by calling 267-273-0945 and www.2300arena.com