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Brunson stops Woods in 8

           
Robinson defeats Brooker in super middleweight slugfest
Ennis takes out Sosa in 2
Bates, Madison & Justice remain undefeated
Douglas, Davis & Hanks score victories
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Philadelphia, PA (December 5, 2017) – Last Friday night Tyrone Brunson stopped Manny Woods to win the UBF International Junior Middleweight title after eight-rounds of a scheduled ten-round bout in front of a sold out crowd at the 2300 Arena.
The exciting 12-bout card was promoted by King’s Promotions.
Brunson of Philadelphia systematically broke down woods as he boxed well using a pinpoint jab over the first half of the fight.  In round six, Brunson started landing hard power punches and began to stagger Woods.  Finally after round eight, the corner of Woods pulled the plug on the bout, and Brunson scored his 3rd straight win.
Brunson is now 26-6-2 with 24 knockouts.  Woods of Saint Petersburg, Florida is 16-7-1.
In the co-feature Brandon Robinson scored the biggest win of his career by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Christopher Brooker to win the UBF All Americas super middleweight title.
Robinson got the better of the action as he cut Brooker in 2 places around the left eye.  Brooker tried to get back in the fight over the last couple rounds, but it was Robinson’s boxing and power punches that propelled him to the victory by 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74.
Robinson of Philadelphia is 8-1.  Brooker of Philadelphia is 12-5.
Brandon Robinson
Jaron Ennis took out George Sosa at 1:09 of round two of a scheduled eight-round welterweight bout.
The top prospect, Ennis scored two knockdowns and the fight was stopped at 1:09 of round two.
Ennis of Philadelphia is now 17-0 with 15 knockouts.  Sosa of Reading, PA is 15-11-1.
Omar Douglas made short work of Isais Martin Gonzales by scoring a 1st round stoppage in a scheduled six-round super featherweight bout.
The time of the bout was 1:52 for Douglas of Wilmington, Delaware, who raised his mark to 18-2 with 13 knockouts.  Gonzales falls to 22-10.
Kyrone Davis won an eight-round unanimous decision over Jamie Barboza in a middleweight bout.
Davis of Wilmington, Delaware took all cards in shutout fashion (Barboza was deducted points on two occasions) by scores of 80-70, and he is now 13-1.  Barboza is 19-13.
Joe Hanks won a six-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Joel Cauldle in an entertaining heavyweight bout.
Hanks landed the harder shots and was more active against the game Caudle.
Scores were 60-54 twice and 58-56 for Hanks, of Newark, NJ and he is now 22-2.  Caudle of Raleigh, North Carolina is 7-1-1.
Marcus Banks boxed very well for five-plus rounds and then finished off Antonio Rodriguez in the 6th and final round of their super bantamweight bout.
A body shot dropped and stopped Rodriguez at 2:37 of round six, and Bates of Washington, DC is now 8-0-1 with seven knockouts.  Rodriguez of Mexico is 11-20-1.
Marcus Bates
Colby Madison survived a 1st round knockdown to come back and stop Randy Easton with a body shot at 2:44 of round two of their scheduled four-round heavyweight bout.
Madison of Owings Mills, Maryland is 5-0-1 with 4 knockouts.  Easton of Sunbury, PA is 4-10-2.
Colby Madison
Romuel Cruz made a successful pro debut with a 3rd round stoppage over Rondarrius Hunter in a bantamweight bout.
A series of body shot put Hunter down and the bout was stopped at 2:#5.
Cruz of Philadelphia is 1-0 with 1 knockout,  Hunter of Atlanta is 1-2.
Romuel Cruz

Rasheed Johnson of Philadelphia won a four-round unanimous decision over Kashon Hutchinson in a welterweight bout.

Scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37 for Johnson, who raised his mark to 3-1.  Hutchinosn of Reading, PA is 3-4.
Shamsuddeen Justice stopped late-replacement Jack Grady at 2:07 of round one of their welterweight bout.
The time of the finsh came at 2:07 for Justice of Philadelphia, who is now 2-0 with two knockouts.  Gardy of Buffalo, NY is 0-7-1.
Gerardo Martinez won a four-round split decision over Christopher Burgos in a lightweight bout.
Martinez took took cards 39-37 while Burgos won a card 39-37.
Martinez is 2-0.  Burgos is 0-2.
Gerardo Martinez

Brandon Robinson and Christopher Brooker to renew rivalry in explosive co-feature bout Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

               
 
Loaded 12 bout card set for THIS FRIDAY, December 1st at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Tyrone Brunson takes on Manny Woods in main event
 Jaron Ennis takes on George Sosa
Omar Douglas & Kyrone Davis in action

Plus undefeated  Shamsuddeen Justice, Marcus Bates & Colby Madison

Heavyweight contender Joe Hanks takes on undefeated Joel Caudle
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Philadelphia, PA (November 29, 2017) – They fought as amateurs, and are both considered among the best super middleweights in the city.
This Friday night, Brandon Robinson and Christopher Brooker meet as professionals in what could shape up to be an explosive co-feature bout of a 12 fight card at the

2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
The eight-round bout is for the UBF All-Americas title.
The loaded show is promoted my King’s Promotions.
The main event will pit Tyrone Brunson (25-6-2, 23 KOs) against Manny Woods (16-6-1, 6 KOs) of Saint Petersburg, Florida in a junior middleweight bout scheduled for ten rounds.
“Training has been great.  This has been the best camp that I have had since turning professional hands down,” said Robinson. 
Although this could be a breakthrough fight for 29 year-old Robinson, He has been looking at Brooker no different than any previous foe.
“I look at every fight as a big fight.  I see each fight as if I am fighting Canelo or Golovkin, so I get my self in the best shape I can be.”
Being that they are in the same city, there is the aforementioned history between the two fighters.
“We fought as amateurs, and I won that fight.  Since the, we have sparred a couple times, and that has given me a great scouting report on him, and let’s just say I feel very comfortable going into this fight.”
Fighting against another Philly fighter is nothing new for Robinson as he already has a victory over Lamont McLaughlin.
“I have been through this, and these kind of fights bring out the best of me, and with a winon Friday, this will open up many doors for me that I never expected to be opened.  I am looking for a complete performance,  The fans will see power in both hands, craftiness, ring generalship and a huge heart.  I just want to thank King’s Promotions, and I am looking to take home the UBF All-Americas Super Middleweight title.”
For the 26 year-old Brooker, he has been here before but he wants to get back in the win column after losing to undefeated Light Heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali in a fight that he took on short notice on July 18th.
“I got right back in the gym after that fight.  I been working for 12 weeks.  I have a new personal trainer Jermaine Clark and my new trainer Octavio Pineda,” said Brooker.
Brooker does not believe that the amateur loss to Robinson means anything going into Friday night.
“Yea, it does not mean anything.  It was my 3rd amateur fight.  The sparring sessions were good.  I treated them like I wanted to get some revenge for losing to him, and I am very confident after those sessions.  This fight for me is about getting this belt .  People will see me outwork him and outclass him.”
Brooker has made his name throughout the boxing circles with his willing to fight and defeat anybody at anytime.  That is evidenced by his wins over Leo Hall, John Magda, Antowyan Aikens and Gabriel Pham.  Brooker also stepped up to face Elbiali, Ronald Gavril and Ronald Ellis, and he became a favorite on national television because of his tough as nails style.
“Robinson is just another guy in front of me.  I been in and defeated much more experienced fighters then him.  He has not have anything that I have not seen in the ring.  I am not looking past him, I am looking through him.  I was beating Gavril before the fight was unjustly stopped.  He went on to barely lose in a bid for a world title and now he is getting a rematch with him, so that just shows what level I am on.  I want that rematch or (WBC Champion) David Benevidez.”
“I appreciate King’s Boxing and I am honored to fight for another belt.  I appreciate Brandon for signing the contract.  Friday night is a big fight for me, my family and all of my supporters.
Jaron Ennis (16-0, 14 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on George Sosa (15-10-1, 15 KOs) of Reading, PA in a eight round welterweight bout.
Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) of Wilmington, DE battles Martin Cardona (22-9, 14 KOs) of Guadalajara, MEX in a eight-round super featherweight bout.
Kyrone Davis (12-1, 5 KOs) of Wilmington. DE fights Jaime Barbosa (19-12, 9 KOs) of San Jose, Costa Rica in a eight-round middleweight bout.
Joe Hanks (21-2, 15 KOs) of Newark, NJ fights undefeated Joel Caudle (7-0-1, 5 KOs) of Raleigh, NC in a heavyweight tussle.
In a six-round super bantamweight affair, Marcus Bates (7-0-1, 6 KOs) of Washington, DC fights Antonio Rodriguez (11-19-1, 5 KOs) of Durango, MX.
In four-round bouts:
Shamsuddeen Justice (1-0) of Philadelphia will fight Latorie Woodberry (1-5-1) of Roanoke, VA in a junior welterweight bout.
Rasheed Johnson (2-1,1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA squares of with Kashon Hutchinson (3-3-1, 2 Kos) of Reading, PA in a welterweight contest.
Undefeated heavyweight Colby Madison (4-0-1, 3 KOs) of Owings Mills, MD fights Randy Easton  (4-9-2, 4 KOs) of Sunbury, PA.
Romuel Cruz of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Rondarrius Hunter (1-1, 1 KO) of Atlanta, GA in a super bantamweight bout.
Christopher Burgos (0-1) of Philadelphia battles Gerardo Tiburcio (1-0, 1 KO) of Coatesville, PA in a lightweight fight.
VIP TICKETHOLDERS WILL HAVE A SPECIAL MEET AND GREET AT 5 PM ON FIGHT NIGHT.  THAT WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL DRINK SPECIALS ($3 DRAFT BEER, $5 CITYWIDE SPECIALS WHICH INCLUDES A SHOT OF WHISKEY AND DRAT BEER AS WELL AS $4 MARGARITAS OR GLASS OF WINE FOR LADIES)
THERE WILL BE A PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH AT THE 2300 ARENA.
THE WEIGH IN WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH AT 4 PM AT THE 2300 ARENA

Tyrone Brunson looking for big effort against Manny Woods this Friday night

           
 
PRESS CONFERENCE THIS WEDNESDAY AT THE 2300 ARENA
Loaded 12 bout card set for THIS FRIDAY, December 1st at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
Brunson takes on Manny Woods in main event
Brandon Robinson takes on Christopher Brooker in explosive co-feature
 Jaron Ennis takes on George Sosa
Omar Douglas & Kyrone Davis in action

Plus undefeated  Shamsuddeen Justice, Marcus Bates & Colby Madison

Heavyweight contender Joe Hanks takes on undefeated Joel Caudle
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Philadelphia, PA (November 27, 2017) – Junior Middleweight Tyrone Brunson is looking for a major opportunity in 2018.
Brunson of Philadelphia will first need to get past Manny Woods this Friday night at the 2300 Arena in the ten-round main event of a loaded 12 bout card that is promoted by King’s Promotions.
The 32 year-old is coming off the biggest when of his career when he stopped former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron in five rounds.  The sure-fire Philadelphia Fight of the Year saw Brunson climb off the canvas twice before dropping Cintron three times in the pivotal round five.
“The fight fight gave me a lot of confidence,” said Brunson.  “To do what I did against Cintron who is a two-time world champion.  I am ready for Friday night.”
Despite not having a lot of knowledge of Woods, Brunson expects a great performance.
“I really don’t much about him, but I am not overlooking him.  I have  had a great training camp, and now I am just winding it down.”
“I am looking for a big year in 2018.  With a win on Friday, I am looking to face someone in the top ten or top fifteen, but the goal  is to be number-one in this stacked division.  I just want to thank my promoter King’s Promotions, the fans who have stuck by me, and even all the critics to that know that Tyrone Brunson is coming.”
In the potentially explosive eight-round co-feature, Brandon Robinson (7-1, 6 KOs) takes on Christopher Brooker (12-4, 5 KOs) in a super middleweight battle of fighters from Philadelphia.
Jaron Ennis (16-0, 14 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on George Sosa (15-10-1, 15 KOs) of Reading, PA in a eight round welterweight bout.
Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) of Wilmington, DE battles Martin Cardona (22-9, 14 KOs) of Guadalajara, MEX in a eight-round super featherweight bout.
Kyrone Davis (12-1, 5 KOs) of Wilmington. DE fights Jaime Barbosa (19-12, 9 KOs) of San Jose, Costa Rica in a eight-round middleweight bout.
Joe Hanks (21-2, 15 KOs) of Newark, NJ fights undefeated Joel Caudle (7-0-1, 5 KOs) of Raleigh, NC in a heavyweight tussle.
In a six-round super bantamweight affair, Marcus Bates (7-0-1, 6 KOs) of Washington, DC fights Antonio Rodriguez (11-19-1, 5 KOs) of Durango, MX.
In four-round bouts:
Shamsuddeen Justice (1-0) of Philadelphia will fight Latorie Woodberry (1-5-1) of Roanoke, VA in a junior welterweight bout.
Rasheed Johnson (2-1,1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA squares of with Kashon Hutchinson (3-3-1, 2 Kos) of Reading, PA in a welterweight contest.
Undefeated heavyweight Colby Madison (4-0-1, 3 KOs) of Owings Mills, MD fights Randy Easton  (4-9-2, 4 KOs) of Sunbury, PA.
Romuel Cruz of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Rondarrius Hunter (1-1, 1 KO) of Atlanta, GA in a super bantamweight bout.
Christopher Burgos (0-1) of Philadelphia battles Gerardo Tiburcio (1-0, 1 KO) of Coatesville, PA in a lightweight fight.

Loaded Boxing card set for Friday, December 1st at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

           
Tyrone Brunson takes on Manny Woods in main event
Brandon Robinson takes on Christopher Brooker in explosive co-feature
Local favorites Jaron Ennis, Omar Douglas & Kyrone Davis in action

Plus undefeated  Shamsuddeen Justice & Colby Madison

Heavyweight contender Joe Hanks takes on undefeated Joel Caudle
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Philadelphia, PA (November 7, 2017) – Top-prospect Jaron “Boots”  Ennis has been added to an already loaded card that will take place on Friday, December 1st at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
In the main event, exciting Tyrone Brunson will headline when he takes on Manny Woods in the ten-round junior middleweight main event.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
Brunson of Philadelphia has a record of 25-6-2 with 22 knockouts.
The 32 year-old began his career in 2005 with 19 consecutive 1st round knockouts.
Brunson has wins over Jasmes Morrow (8-1-2), Brandon Quarles (18-3-2) and his last bout when he came off the deck twice to score a stunning 5th round stoppage over former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron (39-5-3) in 5 rounds at the 2300 Arena on June 24th.
The fight is a Fight of the Year candidate.
Woods of Saint Petersburg, Florida has a record of 16-6-1 with six knockouts.
The 30 year-old Woods is an eight-year professional, who has a win over contender Wilky Campfort (1-0), Sheldon Moore (3-0) & Elias Espadas (9-2).
In his last bout, Woods stopped Danny Pastrana in two rounds in a bout that took place on July 28th in Kissimmee, Florida.
In the exciting co-feature, hard punching super middleweight’s Brandon Robinson and Christopher Brooker will square off in a bout for the UBF Jr. Regional title that is scheduled for eight-rounds.
Robinson of Upper Draby, Pa. has a record of 7-1 with knockouts.
Robinson after dropping his pro debut to former National Golden Gloves champion Mike Hilton, Robinson has won seven in a row and most have come via explosive knockout, which includes a devastating 1st round stoppage over previously undefeated Brandon Clark.  In his last bout, Robinson took out George Sheppard in four rounds on September 29th at the 2300 Arena.
Brooker of Philadelphia has a record of 12-4 with five knockouts.
The 26 year Brooker turned professional in 2015, and has very impressive victories over Leo Hall (8-0), John Magda (11-0), Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1), Gabriel Pham (6-0), former world title challenger Elvin Ayala (28-7-1).  Brooker is looking to get back in the win column as he is coming off a stoppage defeat at the hands of undefeated Ahmed Elbiali on July 18th.
A stacked undercard is being lined up with some of the best fighters in the area in action.
In eight-round bouts:
Top-prospect Jaron Ennis (16-0, 14 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a welterweight bout.
Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) of Wilmington, Delaware will take on Tomas Valdez (15-4-2, 6 KOs) of Tucson, AZ in a super featherweight bout.
Kyrone Davis ((12-1, 5 KOs) of Wilmington, Delaware will take on Jaime Barbosa (19-12, 9 KOs) of San Jose, OR  in a middleweight bout.


Joe Hanks
(21-2, 14 KOs) of Newark, NJ will take on Joel Caudle (7-0-1, 5 KOs) of Raleigh, NC in a heavyweight bout.

In six-round bouts:
Colby Madison (4-0-1, 3 KOs) risks his undefeated record against Randy Easton (4-9-2, 4 KOs) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout
In four-round bouts:
Romuel Cruz of Philadelphia will make his pro debut in a bantamweight bout against Jahaziel Vazquez (1-5) of Monterrey, <X

Rasheed Johnson (2-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Kashon Hutchinson (3-3-1, 2 KOs) of Reading, PA in a welterweight fight.
Shamsuddeen Jutsice (1-0) of Philadelphia will fight Latorie Woodberry (1-5-1) of Roanoke, VA in a junior welterweight bout.

Christopher Burgos of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Gerardo Tiburcio (1-0, 1 KO) of Coatesville, PA in a lightweight bout.
Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50
VIP TICKETHOLDERS WILL HAVE A SPECIAL MEET AND GREET AT 5 PM ON FIGHT NIGHT.  THAT WILL INCLUDE SPECIAL DRINK SPECIALS ($3 DRAFT BEER, $5 CITYWIDE SPECIALS WHICH INCLUDES A SHOT OF WHISKEY AND DRAT BEER AS WELL AS $4 MARGARITAS OR GLASS OF WINE FOR LADIES)
THERE WILL BE A PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH AT THE 2300 ARENA.
THE WEIGH IN WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH AT 6 PM AT THE 2300 ARENA

Going for Glory: Rite Hook Promotions’ Woods and Bissett to travel for opportunities

 

Biloxi, MS (May 6, 2016) – Rite Hook Promotions CEO William Hunter is not afraid to present his fighters with challenging and potential career changing opportunities. Having successfully promoted and built his boxers locally in Biloxi, Hunter is a firm believer that fighters can win anywhere under fair circumstances.

“It’s always a pleasure working with hungry fighters that aren’t scared to bite down on their mouthpiece and give it everything they’ve got whether it’s in a tune up fight or against the best in the world. There are only a handful of guys willing to take these opportunities and see that there’s a bigger picture if they win.”

Two of those men are Rite Hook’s very own Manny “Shake em’ Up” Woods and Mike “Concrete” Bissett.

Living and fighting out of St. Petersburg, FL, Woods travels to Lincoln, RI to challenge undefeated Jimmy Williams Friday, May 13 in a six round junior middleweight bout. A former football standout who received multiple NFL tryouts, Williams is 10-0-1 with 5 knockouts and fought all of his bouts in Connecticut or Rhode Island. While undefeated, Williams hasn’t fought the same level of opposition as Woods.

With a solid 15-4-1 ledger and 5 knockouts, Woods won five of his last six bouts and is fresh off a unanimous decision victory over tough Mexican Elias Espadas last month. Earlier in his career, Woods outpointed future title contender Wilky Campfort and then unbeaten Shelden Moore.  With an experience advantage and recent hot streak, Hunter is confident his fighter will be the first to defeat Williams.

“First and foremost I respect Jimmy because he’s a great athlete and has been through a lot in his personal life. I think he’s a good boxer but Manny’s already been in deep waters. He knows what it’s like to have the odds stacked against him and do what he has to in order to get the W. Jimmy’s never been in this position before and I believe he’s biting off more than he can chew against Manny.“

One week later in Central Point, OR, Bissett faces highly touted Mike Wilson in a cruiserweight matchup. A two-time US amateur champion, Wilson is 13-0 with 7 victories by KO and was considered a top prospect when he came out of the amateurs. Currently doubling as a fighter and promoter, Wilson’s last five bouts took place in his native Oregon and he’s stopped his last three foes.

Born in Mississippi and based in Tampa, FL, the hard-hitting Bissett’s professional ledger reads 10-8 with 7 knockouts. He’s fought a number of notable fighters including 2012 Olympians Michael Hunter and Dominic Breazeale, rising star Stivens Bujaj and then unbeaten Milos Pantelic twice.  A winner in three of his last four, Bissett’s career best victory came in 2014 when he outpointed popular contender Nicholas Iannuzzi.  Much like his stalemate Woods against Williams, Bissett has the experience advantage having been in tough multiple times.

“Wilson is a very good fighter and I’ve heard about him for years. He’s done a great job of promoting himself and building the sport of boxing in Oregon. With that said, Mike Bissett has been in the ring with a number of top cruiserweights and proven his toughness. I think both him and Manny will make statements in the upcoming weeks and move onto bigger fights.”

For more information on Rite Hook Promotions, visit Ritehookpromotions.com