Photo by Prince Ranch Boxing
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 20, 2017) – This past Saturday Prince Ranch Boxing’s super-lightweight prospect, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (7-0, 6 KOs), remained undefeated with a dominating performance against Ousmane Sylla (1-3-1, 1 KO), scoring a 4th round TKO. The scheduled 6-round bout took place at the at the Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.
“From the opening bell, Cobbs applied a tremendous amount pressure as he walked down Sylla, forcing him to fight going backwards. Cobbs was digging to the body with vicious intent. Cobbs continued to overwhelm Sylla with an all-out attack, landing multiple power shots to the head and body in rounds two and three. Finally, Cobbs landed another solid right hook to the head forcing the referee to stop the bout in the fourth round, giving him the TKO victory.
“Going into this fight I felt I had to get the knockout,” said Blair Cobbs. “I did exactly that by applying a lot of pressure and going to the body. After round three I knew he was wearing down, and that’s when I went for the knockout. Everything went great…now it’s time to get back in the gym and continue grinding.”
“Blair Cobbs is taking advantage of all the opportunities that have come his way,” stated Greg Hannely, president of Prince Ranch Boxing. “I believe he has all the talent to become a world champion in the next couple of years. We are going to keep him very busy moving forward. Sky is the limit for this kid.”
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Edwing Davila, Isaac Avelar, Mayran Salazar, Israel Vazqez, Daniel Colula and Damien Vazquez
(Left to Right) Photo by Team Prince Ranch Boxing
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 24, 2017) – Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) has signed managerial agreements with four standout prospects from Mexico, super-featherweight Edwing Davila(16-0, 9 KOs), featherweights Isaac Avelar (13-0, 8 KOs), Mexico Featherweight titlist Daniel Colula (12-1-2, 3 KOs), and female Mayran Salazar (6-2). All fighters were signed to Damien Vazquez’ “Sugar Promotions” and will fight constantly in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
“Signing talent from Mexico is a vital piece to my operation,” said Greg Hannely. “Our goal here at Prince Ranch Boxing, is to have a solid foundation of fighters from Mexico, in addition to having great talent from America. Sugar Promotions will be having multiple shows in Mexico in the next twelve months, so as a promoter, they are a perfect fit for my fighters.”
Sugar Promotions had their first show last week in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Their next show will be scheduled before the end of 2017.
“Davila, Avelar, Colula and Salazar are very popular in Mexico and Sugar Promotions is happy to sign them to promotions agreements,” stated Oscar Vazquez. “Our next show happening in December will be announced shortly. I have big plans for Sugar Promotions moving forward.”
MACON, GA (October 19, 2017) – Boxing returns to Macon, Georgia this Saturday, October 21st at the Shrine Temple as the Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail, and Michael Jr, all guided by Witness Sports Management’s Greg Hannely and Jared Shaw, look to prove why they’re the future of boxing atop a stacked card in the heart of the south.
All three brothers who were born and raised in Macon, GA, are featured in four-round bouts as Maliek Montgomery (1-0, 1KO) will face veteran Calvin Smith (2-11), Mikhail Montgomery (1-0 1KO), who will be making his pro debut, will face Tony Jones, as Michael Montgomery Jr. will face Edwin Aceves (Pro debut). As amateur boxers, the three brothers had an outstanding combined record of 419-44. All three brothers are trained by their father, Michael Montgomery Sr.
“It is an honor to fight in Macon, Georgia, as we didn’t have many boxing cards growing up out here, and it is a great feeling to help bring a professional boxing match to my hometown,” said Maliek Montgomery. “This is a rare opportunity for my brothers and I show our hometown fans what we got, now that we are professional boxers.”
“I am proud to fight in Georgia and it is Macon, that makes it even better,” Michael Montgomery Jr.
stated. “I am excited about this fight and wish it was fight night already. All I can tell you is get ready for a great performance as I’m looking to bring some heat when I step in the ring.”
“It is a great feeling to make my professional debut in my hometown and alongside my brothers and father,” Mikhail Montgomery said. “We’ve all worked very hard for moments like this. With this being my pro debut, I’m looking to shine. This is going to be a fight you don’t want to miss.”
“My boys are ready to show our hometown fans that they are elite fighters,” said Michael Montgomery Sr. “No fighter out of Macon, Georgia has ever won a world title and my boys have a great chance to become the first to do so. I’m expecting a lot of family and friends to be in attendance. My sons are super excited to be fighting in Macon and everyone watching will know they are some rough boys, with some serious boxing skills.”
“The Montgomery brothers are special.” said Greg Hannely. “They have a fan friendly style that I know will resonate with their hometown fans. In boxing, you want to see fighters that like to engage, and the Montgomery brothers are a perfect example of what action fighters should look like. These boys can bang.”
“The time has come where all three brothers will be fighting on the same card,” said co-manager Jared Shaw. “The fact that this card is taking place in Macon, Georgia, is truly amazing. As managers, you always want to build a solid fanbase in the city where the fighter is from. In this case, we got three bonified fighters, fighting in their hometown. Real fighters, fight, and Macon is going to be proud to call the Montgomery’s their own.”
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for seating. For tickets please contact(478)319-1502.
The event is promoted E Butts Jr Promotions, more information about the promotion can be found here (https://www.facebook.com/
ebuttsjrpromotions/). First bell is at 7:30 PM.
Photos by Team Bates
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2017) – Witness Sports Management (WSM) has come to a managerial agreement with undefeated prospect, Marcus “The Dream Crusher” Bates (7-0-1, 6 KOs). Greg Hannely and Jared Shaw will now be managing the career of Bates, who hails from Washington DC. Bates, who is signed with King’s Promotions on the promotional side, will work closely with WSM’s Hannely and Shaw, as they jointly look to keep Bates busy, while guiding him toward a world title.
“My team is complete now that I have a management team looking out for my best interest,” said Marcus Bates. “I’m very happy with the direction my career is heading. I know if I put in the hard work, everything will be there at the end. Greg and Jared are two guys I trust, and I know they will get the job done managing my career. I’m looking forward to my next fight.”
“Greg and I are extremely happy that Marcus Bates is part of our team.” Jared Shaw said. “We believe he has the power and speed to be a force in the featherweight division. We have big plans for him and will work harmoniously with Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions. The sky is the limit for this kid.”
“Mr. Bates is a bright young man with astonishing talent.” stated Greg Hannely. “He has the punching power to end a fight with one punch, and that type of power is what sells. We are happy that we were able to sign him to our stable of fighters.”
Photo by Team Castaneda
(LAREDO, TX) October 3, 2017 – Prince Ranch Boxing (PRB) is happy to announce the signing of unbeaten knockout artist, prospect Jorge “Laredo” Castaneda (9-0, 9 KOs), from Laredo, TX. Castaneda will be managed and guided by PRB’s Greg Hannely, and his team of professionals.
Born and raised in Laredo, TX, Castaneda is a powerful super-featherweight that stands 5’10”, with a 70″ reach. After turning professional at age 18, Castaneda was able to capture the WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Featherweight Title, at just 20-years old. With a new management team behind him, Castaneda is thrilled about where is career is heading.
“I’m so excited to be part of the Prince Ranch Boxing team,” said Jorge Castaneda. “I know Greg has a lot of connections to get me in position to make a name of myself. I just want to continue working hard and stay busy. I’m willing to fight anyone they put in front of me. I fear no man. I have the power and skills to be a world champion and I’m gunning for everyone in the super-featherweight division.”
Known for spotting great talent, PRB’s Greg Hannely feels Castaneda has all the gifts to be something extraordinary.
“Jorge Laredo is a rare talent,” said Greg Hannely. “He as an incredible combination of power and speed, to go along with his astonishing ring IQ. I’m very happy that we were able to sign him to our very talented stable of fighters. The Prince Ranch Boxing brand is on the rise and the boxing world will be hearing more about us as we march forward. It’s an exciting time for everyone under the Prince Ranch Boxing brand.”
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Maliek, Mikhail & Michael Jr. Montgomery
Sign With Witness Sports Management
MACON, GEORGIA (June 26, 2017) – Boxing veterans, Greg Hannely, founder of the Prince Ranch Boxing facility, and Jared Shaw have joined forces, as they are happy to announce the birth of Witness Sports Management (WSM), a boxing management company that will guide the careers of some of the best young fighters in the sport.
The Montgomery Brothers, Maliek, Mikhail, and Michael Jr., out of Macon, Georgia, are WSM’s first signees. The highly touted trio, who were all decorated amateur standouts, are trained by their dad, Michael Montgomery Sr.
“I want to make sure it’s known how excited we are to be signing with Jared and Greg,” said Michael Montgomery Sr. “I’m happy that my boys are going to be represented by some folks that have been involved in boxing for many years. Greg and Jared have been wonderful to work with. My boys and I are very grateful and we are ready to take the boxing world by storm.”
Greg Hannely, is a well-known figure in the sport as he guided the careers of former world champions, Clarence “Bones” Adams and Steven Luevano, back in the 90’s and early 2000’s. His passion for boxing has brought him back to the sport he loves, and he wants nothing more than to build a stable of world champions.
“I’m very thrilled to be back in boxing, especially after signing the Montgomery Brothers.” Greg Hannely said, “Their father, Michael Sr., has been grooming all three boys to fight like professionals. They all have very exciting styles and I believe they will be well received to everyone who witnesses them fight. The Prince Ranch Boxing gym in Las Vegas will be available for the entire Montgomery family. These are good kids with strong family values. Their future is bright.”
Jared Shaw, son of world renowned boxing promoter Gary Shaw, has been around the sport since he was a young child. After spending many years learning from his father, Jared, developed a knack for spotting talent.
“If you like pressure fighters with knockout power, then you’ll love the Montgomery Brothers.” stated Jared Shaw. “Maliek, Mikhail, and Michael Jr., were all great amateurs with over 400 fights combined, but their styles are suited for the pros. All three of them have heavy hands and the ring intelligence to make adjustments on the fly. Greg and I are ecstatic to be working with the entire Montgomery family. This is a fantastic start to our new management company.”
“As co-managers, Greg and I started WSM with the idea of cultivating our fighters,” Shaw continued. “We want to be looked at as more than just a financial asset. We will provide our stable with the needed resources that will help them become better fighters. We will house our guys at “The Prince Ranch” in Las Vegas, getting them the best sparring in boxing. Our goal is to make sure they have no distractions that will hinder their development.”
About Mikhail Montgomery
Nickname – 50Khail
Height – 5’7
Weight – 122 (Super-Bantamweight)
DOB: – December 24, 1996 (Age 20)
Hometown – Macon, Georgia
Amateur Record – (120-12)
Pro Record – TBA
“Jared came to us a few years back and told us he was interested in signing us. The bond started back then and now that we are older, it’s good to look back and see that he’s still with us. He’s a man of his word and kept his promise. I’m excited that WSM is going to take me and my brothers under their wing.”
About Maliek Montgomery
Nickname – Mayhem
Height – 5’8
Weight – 130 (Super-Featherweight)
DOB: – September 17, 1995 (Age 22)
Hometown – Macon, Georgia
Amateur Record – (149-12)
Pro Record – (1-0, 1 KO)
“Signing with WSM has been a blessing to me and my family. Jared has been around for a few years now and we trust that he and Greg will take us to the top. My dad talked about this day for many years, signing with a good management team. Now that it’s here, I’m ready to start knocking out folks.”
About Michael Montgomery Jr.
Nickname – NA
Height – 5’11
Weight – 147 (Welterweight)
DOB: – March 11, 1994 (Age 23)
Hometown – Macon, Georgia
Amateur Record – (150-20)
Pro Record – (1-0, 1 KO)
“I believe everything is going to work out great with Jared and Greg. Fighting in the pros is new to me but I think I’m going to make an immediate impact. I got my first knockout in my pro debut earlier this year and I can’t wait to get back in the ring.”