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Tri-Star Boxing Promotions returns to Nashville December 8

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Nashville, TN (November 7, 2017) – Junior flyweight sensation Edwin Reyes looks for his fourth straight victory when he challenges Santos “Titos” Vasquez in the eight round main event of Tri-Star Boxing’s “Fights at the Fairgrounds” Friday, December 8 at the Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville.
 
Living and fighting out of Nashville by way of Guatemala, Reyes owns a solid 7-2-2 record with five KO’s. On September 15, Reyes outpointed ultra-experienced Armando Vasquez over eight rounds. Locals have fully adopted Reyes, who will be fighting for a sixth time in the Music City.
Representing Reno, NV, the hard-hitting Vasquez is 4-2-1 with three wins by knockout. A win over Reyes would run Vasquez’ unbeaten streak to five fights.
The co-featured bout of the evening pits Nashville-based knockout artist Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko against durable veteran Juan Carlos Rojas of Mexico in a six rounds super middleweight showdown.
Agbeko, who came to Nashville by way of Ghana, owns an outstanding 19-1 professional ledger with 17 KO’s. In his last bout, Agbeko dominated veteran Brad Austin over six rounds. Since his lone setback in 2014, Agbeko’s made tremendous improvements and hopes to become a contender in the near future.
Rojas has shared the ring with many notable fighters including former world champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage along with contenders Brian Vera, Nathanial Gallimore, Terell Gausha, Domonique Dolton and Caleb Plant among others.
Cruiserweight standout Mike Wilson travels from his native Oregon to face an opponent TBD in a six round contest. A two-time US National Champion as an amateur, Wilson’s 18-0 with 8 KO’s as a pro and is working his way up the ranks.
“I’m glad to have two of our favorite local fighters headlining again,” said Matt Young, founder of Tri-Star Boxing Promotions. “Reyes gives fans their money’s worth every time and Sena’s produced some great knockouts. Fans are also in for a treat with Mike Wilson. He was one of America’s top amateurs and is unbeaten in the pros so a big fight is definitely in his future.”
Light heavyweight Roy King, 10-1-1 (5 KO’s) of Johnson City, TN meets 34 fight veteran Marcus Brooks of Fort Benning, GA in a six round light heavyweight showdown while debuting light heavyweight Maidel Sando squares off with Memphis, TN’s Darius Shorter. Eduardo Aguiar, 1-0, will do battle with Memphis native Adam Young and debuting Demarcus “Chuckie” Driver enters the paid ranks against 10 fight vet Nicholas Rodriguez of Kentucky.
Additional bouts will be announced shortly.
“Nashville is becoming an excellent fight town,” stated Young. “The crowds have grown with every show and more boxers are contacting me about fighting on Tri-Star cards. I look forward to another exciting evening of action that will showcase some very good talent on December 8.”

United Fight Alliance Partners with The World Association of Kickboxing USA 

Tampa, FL – September 22, 2017 – United Fight Alliance (UFA), a Sports, Media and Entertainment Company comprised of fight promotions across the country and abroad, has joined forces with the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations USA (WAKO).  On Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7pm CT, the U.S. National Kickboxing K1 team will compete against the Canadian National Kickboxing K1 team at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.  The WAKO Team USA Kickboxing: Team USA versus Team Canada event can be streamed here and UFA will broadcast the fights on its television networks reaching over 100 million homes.

UFA’s CEO Jay Adams stated, “UFA loves the opportunity to support Team USA and WAKO. I have had the pleasure of commentating a lot of kickboxing events in Europe and can tell you the teams there are extremely tough. This is one of the top sports in Europe and their fighters spend a lot of time training. It’s great that Rob Zbilski and his remarkable organization are dedicating resources to develop a strong USA team.  We are thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to broadcasting all their fights.”

“We are very excited about this first time ever WAKO live Kickboxing event in Nashville TN – USA vs. Canada. I am thrilled to announce that this exciting battle will also be a livestreamed pay per view event followed by a delayed televised broadcast. I can’t think of any team we would rather face-off against than the WAKO Canada Team. Be sure you save the date and come out to support our national kickboxing Team.” says Rob Zbilski, President, WAKO USA Kickboxing.

Featured in this event is native Nashvillian and hometown hero, Omari Boyd.  Boyd, with a 70-4 record is a 2017 World Games Bronze Medalist and the first American Kickboxer in history to receive a medal at the World Games.  Boyd will be showcasing his kickboxing skills against the Canadian K1 National Team.  Also on the fight card are four male and one female K1 Kickboxing fights as Team USA takes on Team Canada in this international tournament.  Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was “thrilled to welcome all of the fighters, their fans and coaching staff” to TSU for this international event.

Reyes to face veteran Vazquez September 15 in Nashville

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Nashville, TN (September 11, 2017) – Junior flyweight Edwin Reyes will face his most experienced foe to date when he battles spoiler Armando “Chiquita” Vazquez in an eight round contest on Friday, September 15 as part of “State Fair Boxing Showdown 2” from the Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville.
 
The card is presented by Tri Star Boxing in association with Blue Chair Bay Rum and tickets can be purchased by going totristarboxing.com/tickets.
Originally from Guatemala, Reyes is 6-2-2 with five of those victories by knockout. His exciting style immediately made him a fan favorite in his hometown of Nashville, where he’s 4-0 with three KO’s.
Living and fighting out of Mexicali, Mexico, Vazquez has a record of 25-18-1 (6 KO’s). A pro for 12 years, Vazquez faced world champions Donnie Nietes and Brian Viloria along with nine undefeated fighters. He conquered three of the then unbeaten foes (5-0 Jose Luis Alvarado, 2-0-1 Pablo Cruz Ortega and 10-0-1 Ricardo Armenta) while also besting 10-1 Juan Carlos Hernandez.
Headlining the card is fellow Nashville transplant Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko versus Johnson City, TN’s Brad Austin in a six rounder for the Tennessee Light Heavyweight championship. Originally from Ghana, Agbeko has an impressive 18-1 ledger and 17 wins by knockout. With close to 40 bouts under his belt, Austin’s fought many top opponents including Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Yunieski Gonzalez, Ismayl Sillah, Isiah Thomas and Edwin Rodriguez.
In a battle for the Tennessee State Welterweight crown, DeMarcus Rogers and Dedrick Bell will battle it out over six rounds. A native of Chattanooga, Rogers has 11 wins against only three defeats with four wins by KO. The Memphis bred Bell’s a veteran of 48 fights and virtually all of his losses came against world class opposition.
Middleweight rising star Winfred “Hot Boy” Harris Jr. travels from his boxing-crazed hometown of Detroit, MI to meet Tennessee based Cuban Yolexcy Leiva in a six round affair. Harris, 14-0 (8 KO’s), is only 22-years-old and coming off a career best win against highly regarded Lanardo Tyner. Having faced a number of quality fighters, Leiva owns a deceptive record of 5-6 with four knockouts. In 2012, he knocked out previously undefeated Benny Costantino (7-0) and is confident he’ll upset Harris.
Rounding out the card is debuting junior welterweight Eduardo Aguiar fighting Augusta, GA’s William Ware in a four rounder.
We’ve had a few changes but I’m still very pleased with how this card looks heading into Friday,” said Tri Star Boxing’s Matt Young, who is also a firefighter in nearby Murfreesboro, TN. “Our plan is to keep building Nashville’s interest in local boxing and the best way to do that is showcasing talented fighters from the area. The Tennessee State Fair is a huge event and Tri Star Boxing’s goal is to provide affordable entertainment while creating new fans for the sweet science.”

Tri-Star Boxing returns to Nashville March 17!

Nashville, TN (March 8, 2017) – Professional Boxing returns to the Music City when Tri-Star Boxing presents “St Paddy’s Day Fights at the Fairgrounds” Friday, March 17 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena in Nashville, TN.
The eight bout card features four unbeaten fighters and tickets from $25 are on sale now by going to Tristarboxing.com/tickets. Doors open at 6 pm and the first fight is at 7.
Headlining this exciting evening of action is a six round super featherweight bout between Hendersonville, TN’s Austin “The Dream” Dulay and iron-chinned Micah Branch of Cincinnati, OH. A multi-time champion as an amateur, the 21-year-old Dulay is a perfect 8-0 with 6 wins by knockout and is building a reputation as a solid prospect.
A 21 fight veteran, Branch has never been stopped and fought a number of unbeaten foes including Mel Crossty, Nate Green, Titus Williams, Brandon Williams, Dimash Niyazov and Derrick Murray.
The co-feature pits Nashville-based Guatemalan Edwin Reyes against Lockhart, TX’s Richard Hernandez in an eight round junior flyweight contest. The heavy-handed Reyes is 5-2-2 and all of his wins are by way of knockout. Hernandez, 4-8-1, looks for his third straight victory and is fighting for the first time in Tennessee.
Super middleweight knockout artist Sena Agbeko, 15-1 (15 KO’s), returns from a 3 year layoff to challenge tough veteran Timothy Hall. Originally from Ghana but now living in Nashville, Agbeko was featured as part of ESPN’s Boxcino Tournament in 2014. During his time away from the ring, Agbeko’s sparred with a number of notable fighters while also making himself a name locally by working as a trainer.
The Atlanta, GA based Hall’s gone the distance with a number of quality fighters including former world champion Jeff Lacy, Juan Ubaldo Cabrera, Morgan Fitch, Immanuwel Aleem and 2008 Olympian Lenin Castillo among others.
The talent-laden undercard also features unbeatens Jovann Barnes, Winfred Harris and Mohamed Adam, cruiserweight spoiler Mike Bissett and heavyweight Rodricka Ray all in separate bouts.
We’re happy to be in Nashville and showcase a number of very good prospects,” said Tri-Star Founder Matt Young. “Nashville’s one of America’s fastest growing cities and a fun place where people can enjoy themselves without spending a fortune. We had a great crowd last time out and tickets have been moving quickly for the 17th.”
For more information, visit Tristarboxing.com or Facebook.com/Tristarboxing.

DON KING’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TURKEY GIVEAWAY BEGINS SATURDAY: NINE CITIES, SEVEN STATES, FIVE DAYS

 

 

 

Hall of Fame Promoter, 85, Plays ‘Santa’ For Needy Families

 

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 15, 2016) – A 50-year-plus tradition of donating turkeys to needy families around Christmas time will continue this week when legendary Hall of Fame boxing promoter, Don “Only In America” King, will visit nine cities in seven states in five days as part of his annual Christmas Turkey Giveaway that begins this Saturday.

The architect and impresario behind the fabled The Rumble In the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila and countless other historic classic boxing events, King will dole out the thousands of birds in Cleveland, Nashville, New Jersey, Los Angeles, New York, Palm Beach, Fla., Deerfield Beach, Fla., Miami and Las Vegas.

 

“Our annual turkey giveaway has a special theme this year and that’s to ‘Make America Great Again,’ ’’ King said. “It’s about the veterans. God Bless the veterans and God Bless America!”

 

Below is the schedule for King’s five-day turkey giveaway:

Saturday, Dec. 17

Cleveland, Ohio
Call and Post
11800 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Contact:  Dale Edwards, 216-773-6600

 

Monday, Dec. 19

Nashville, Tenn.
Community Care Fellowship
511 S. 8th St.
Nashville, Tenn. 37206
Contact: Jimmy Adams, 615-601-4857

 

Newark, N.J.
916 S. Orange Ave.
Newark, N.J. 07106
Contact:  Carolyn Kelly Shabazz, 862-262-9240

 

New York
National Action Network
106 W. 145th St.
New York, N.Y. 10039
Contact:  Rev. Richardson, 914-572-6343

 

Tuesday, Dec. 20

Los Angeles, Calif.
California Black Museum of Jazz and Blues
4317 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90008
Contact:  Michelle Patterson, 949-218-4769
Charles Dudley, 213-819-7812

 

Palm Beach, Fla.
Palm Beach Jai Lai
1415 N. 45th St.
Mangonia Park, Fla. 33407
Contact: Addie Green, 561-818-1670

 

Deerfield Beach, Fla.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
244 SE 2nd Avenue
Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33441
Contact: Jimi Brown, 305-975-7077

 

Miami, Fla.
14500 NE 11th Avenue
North Miami, Fla. 33161
Contact:  Hans Mardy, 305-307-9073

 

Wednesday, Dec. 21
Las Vegas, Nev.
325 East Windmill
Las Vegas, Nev. 89123
Contact:  Eric Brown, 702-325-8134

Middleweight KO Artist Caleb Plant Returns To The Ring Tuesday Sept 22 on Fox Sports 1

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NASHVILLE, TN (September 2, 2015) – Undefeated Middleweight prospect, Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (9-0, 8 KOs), makes a speedy return to the ring as he will face an opponent TBA on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox Sports 1 will televise the card headlined by Julian Williams vs. Luciano Cuello.  Plant will open up the telecast which begins at 9PM ET / 6PM PT live on Fox Sports 1.
With seven first round knockouts to his credit, Plant, a rising star, is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most feared fighters in the middleweight division.  He’s currently riding a seven fight knockout streak, having gone the distance only once in his career.
In his last bout, which took place on August 15, 2015, Plant demolished late sup Zoltan Sera (20-6, 12 KOs) by way of a first round knockout. Look for Caleb Plant to continue with an aggressive style when he steps into the ring on Sept, 22.
“Although I have a few first round knockouts, I really like to take my time and pick my shots in my fights,” said Caleb Plant. “Fortunately, I’ve been able to get my opponents hurt early and get them out of there.  I’m prepared to go the distance if I have to, but there is no doubt, if I get my opponent hurt, I’m going for the knockout.”
Fighting on television for the first time in his last outing, Plant is relishing on the fact that his fight will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1.  Managed by Al Haymon, Plant sees a bright future.
“It’s really exciting to know all my fans and family back home will be able to tune in and watch me fight,” Plant continued. “In addition, those who haven’t had a chance to see me in action, will now get their opportunity.  When you have a person like Al Haymon in your corner, it’s a very satisfying feeling, because you with hard work opportunities will be there.  My goal is to keep working hard and take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.  I’m very pleased to be making a quick return to the ring.”