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Caleb Plant Big Hit at Sunrise Children’s Hospital Visit

   
Photos by Declan Bethley PBC and Team Plant
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 1, 2017) – Unbeaten super-middleweight contender (WBA #7 and IBF #11), Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (15-0, 10 KOs), was a big hit at theSunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas yesterday as he visited kids dealing with medical conditions.  The visit was in honor of his daughter Alia, who passed away from an unknown medical condition at 19-months old, back in January of 2015.  Shoe Palace,Ringside, World Boxing Council (WBC), Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), andShowtime all donated gifts that put smiles on all the kids faces.
“It was a great day for me to be visiting these kids in the hospital.” said Caleb Plant, “Seeing all the smiles on their faces made me feel good inside.  My daughter Alia and her spirit lives on and I know she’s up in heaven smiling down on me.  I’m going to be making this an annual event.  I want to thank the WBC, Shoe Palace, Ringside, Showtime and PBC for the gifts they donated.  I also want to thank the folks at Sunrise Children’s Hospital for giving me the opportunity to visit the kids.  I’m very thankful to everyone who was involved.”

Caleb Plant returns to the ring on Friday, Sept. 8 live on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

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Caleb Plant to Visit Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Honor of Daughter Alia


   
LAS VEGAS, NV (August 29, 2017) – As he awaits his first televised bout on Showtime, taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 8, unbeaten super-middleweight contender (WBA #7 and IBF #11), Caleb “Sweethands” Plant (15-0, 10 KOs), is going to be giving back to the community of Las Vegas.  Plant will be visiting kids at the Sunrise Children’s Hospital, in Las Vegas, in honor of his daughter, Alia, who passed away in January 2015 from an unknown medical condition at 19-months-old.
The visit will take place on the pediatric units (Pediatrics and PICU) at Sunrise Children’s Hospital with 30-40 kids expected to be in attendance. Special thanks to sponsors Ringside, World Boxing Council (WBC), Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), and Showtime, for donating gifts to all the children.
WHO:       Undefeated contender, Caleb “Sweethands” Plant and the children of Sunrise Children’s Hospital
WHAT:     Meet and greet with world ranked contender Caleb “Sweethands” Plant
WHY:       To support the children and what they are going through while honoring Caleb’s daughter, Alia. In addition, bringing awareness to the Sunrise Children’s Hospital and their services.
WHERE:  Sunrise Children’s Hospital (Meet in Children’s Hospital Lobby)
                 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy
                 Las Vegas, NV 89109
                 Office: 702-731-8288
 
WHEN:     August 31, 2017
                 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
PLEASE RSVP BY EMAILING BOXINGPUBLICIST@AOL.COM

“CHAPITO” VASQUEZ WINS IN FALLON RURAL RUMBLE 2017

 

 

AUGUST 14th, RENO — The Fallon Rural Rumble once again delivered a night of sensational world-class professional boxing in it’s tenth installment on Saturday night.

 

In his first ten-round fight, Reno native and world-ranked flyweight Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez scored an impressive unanimous decision win over Javier Gallo in the evening’s main event. Vasquez improves to 14-1.

 

In the co-main, Stockton, CA sensation Gabriel Flores Jr. scored a shutout unanimous decision win over the tough Jorge Padron of Mexico.  Flores improves to 3-0 (2 KOs).

 

Carson City’s Diego Elizondo also scored a shutout UD victory over Chandler Clements in his pro debut.

 

Sacramento’s Pedro Moreno improves to 7-0 (5 KOs) with an impressive second-round TKO victory over Curtis Morton.

 

In the opening bout, Stockton CA’s Quilisto “Kilo the Kid” Madera with a sensational second-round, one-shot KO win over Austin Marcum.  Madera improves to 7-0 (4 KOs).

 

The Fallon Rural Rumble is presented every summer by the City of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions.

 

Image – Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez”.  Photo Credit – Erik Killin

Vito Mielnicki, Jr. places 2nd in the Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament in Mesquite, Nevada

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Nutley, NJ (July 31, 2017) – Last  week in Mesquite, Nevada. 15 year-old Vito Mielnicki, Jr. took 2nd place in the Golden Gloves Junior National Tournament.

What made this a special feat for Mielnicki, was that he went up five weight classes for 101 pounds to 125 and narrowly lost to a split decision to the number-one ranked Luis Ybarra of Colorado.
Mielnicki is a former three-time Junior National Golden Goves champion, and was named the tournament Most Outstanding Boxer twice.  Mielnicki went up in weight and fought him on the highly accomplished Ybarra on even terms.
Since the age of seven, Mielnicki has been trained by Wali Moses , who is the grandfather and trainer of 2016 Olympic Silver Medal winner Shakur Stevenson

VASQUEZ AND FLORES CO-HEADLINE TENTH ANNUAL FALLON “RURAL RUMBLE” 8/12

 

JULY 19th, RENO — The City of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions are pleased to announce the tenth annual ‘Rural Rumble’. The August 12th fight card will feature Reno’s Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez (13-1), and Gabriel Flores (2-0) of Stockton, CA.

 

Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez, who was recently ranked #15 flyweight in the world by the World Boxing Organization, is coming off of a dominant unanimous decision victory over Armando Vasquez in June.  He looks to further his world title campaign against veteran Javier Gallo (24-13-1) who is coming off of an impressive upset split decision victory over Jose Salgado in April.  Vasquez versus Gallo is scheduled for ten rounds.

 

The undefeated, exciting, and youngest-ever signed Top Rank Inc. boxer Gabriel Flores makes his return to Northern Nevada at this year’s Rural Rumble.  In his professional debut on May 5th, Flores delighted the Reno fight fans by impressively knocking out Devon Jones.  On June 30th, he scored his second consecutive KO over Jahaziel Vasquez in Texas. .

 

Four other bouts are scheduled for August 12th in Fallon.  Carson City’s own Diego Elizondo will be making his anticipated professional debut in a four-round lightweight fight.  After impressing the boxing fans in Fallon last year, undefeated Northern California favorite Pedro Moreno (6-0) returns to the 2017 Rural Rumble in a lightweight bout.  Reno Jr.-flyweight, Santos Vasquez, looks to continue his third win in a row in a six-round bout.  And finally, Reno bantamweight Alec McGee (2-1) looks to get back into the win column as he, too, returns to Fallon for the 2017 Rural Rumble in a four round scrap.

 

All bouts subject to change.  Tickets are available now.  $20 GA ($25 at gate), $30 ($35 at gate) floor seating, and $500 VIP tables are available.  Tickets and tables can be purchased by calling (775) 423 4556.  Find all information at Fallonfights.com

 

4TH  ANNUAL NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY MEET AND GREET; FRIDAY JULY, 29, 2016

Open To the Public
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 27, 2016) – The 4th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony kicks off this FridayJuly, 29, 2016, with a meet and greet at the world renowned Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  The daylong event will commence from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and take place at Caesars Palace on the 3rd floor outside the Palace Ballroom in the pre function area.  Boxing champions from past and present will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos with those in attendance.  The event is open to the public.  Charity donations, which will be donated to local boxing programs, will be accepted during the event.
On Saturday July, 30, 2016, eleven members of the boxing fraternity will be honored with induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. In the boxer category, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mancini, Christy Martin, Pernell Whitaker,Ricardo Lopez and Freddie Little will be inducted, and all six have confirmed their attendance.  In the non-boxer category, trainers Kenny Adams, Thell Torrence and Johnny Tocco are the honorees, and will be joined by boxing writer Tim Dahlberg and broadcaster James “Smitty” Smith. Unfortunately, Tocco passed away in 1997, but all of the others are confirmed to be on-scene for their inductions.
Tickets for the NVBHOF induction Gala, priced $300, $175, $75 are on sale now by clicking here
Below are the list and times of the boxing icons that will be present at Friday’s meet and greet.
11am-12pm     Ana Julaton – Former 2-time Women’s Super-Bantamweight World Champion
                       Hasim Rahman – Former 2-time Heavyweight World Champion
                       Devin Haney – Undefeated Rising Star and Featherweight Phenom
                       Ishe Smith – Former Super-Welterweight World Champion
                       Richard Steele – Famed Retired Boxing Referee
 
12pm-1pm       Jesse Vargas – Current WBO Welterweight World Champion
                       Mike McCallum – Former Light Middleweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion
                       Verno Phillips – Former 2-time Super-Welterweight World Champion
                       Leon Spinks – Former 2-time Heavyweight World Champion
                       Bones Adams – Former Super-Bantamweight World Champion
                       Terry Norris – Former 3-time Super-Welterweight World Champion
1pm-2pm         Laura Serrano – Former Women’s Super-Featherweight World Champion
                       Ricardo Lopez – Former Minimumweight and Light-Flyweight Champion
                       Kevin Kelley – Former Featherweight World Champion
                       Joel Casamayor – Former Super-Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion
                       Riddick Bowe– Former 3-time Heavyweight World Champion
 
2pm-3pm         Ava Knight – Former 2-time Women’s Flyweight World Champion
                       James Smith – Boxing Commentator and Host of In The Corner TV show
                       Badou Jack – Current WBC Super-Middleweight World Champion
                       Eddie Mustafa Mohammad – Former Light-Heavyweight World Champion
3pm-4pm         Christy Martin – Former Women’s Super-Welterweight World Champion
                        Pernell Whitaker – Former Lightweight, Super-Lightweight and Welterweight World Champion
                        Zab Judah – Former Super-Lightweight and Welterweight World Champion
                        Quick Tillis – Former Heavyweight World Title Challenger
                        Ernie Shavers – Former Heavyweight World Title Challenger
                        Shawn Porter – Former Welterweight World Champion
4pm-5pm         Elena Reid – Former Women’s Flyweight World Champion
                        Freddie Little – Former Super-Welterweight World Champion
                        Kenny Adams – Professional Boxing Trainer)
                        Paulie Ayla – Former Bantamweight and Super-Bantamweight World Champion
                        Crystina Poncher – Boxing Commentator
                        Bernardo Osuna – ESPN Boxing Commentator
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is an IRS 501-c-3 non-profit, charitable organization which donates to boxing-related causes. Ticket purchases, auction or raffle purchases, and donations are tax-deductible.

VASQUEZ BROTHERS WIN IN RENO

June 13th, RENO — In front of a packed crowd at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, Reno, flyweight Oscar Vasquez took a unanimous victory against Mexico’s Javier Lapizco.  All three judges scored the bout 80-72.  Vasquez was in control of the fight from the opening bell but had to weather several intense exchanges with the game Lapizco throughout the fight.  Vasquez moves to 10-1, Lapizco to 7-4.

 

Oscar’s younger brother Santos scored a second-round TKO over Nestor Hernandez in a Jr. flyweight bout.  Santos had Hernandez down in the first round by landing a left-hook that landed perfectly.  He continued to land punches in the second and once again put Hernandez down.  After a third knockdown, referee Vic Drakulich called a stop to the contest.  Vasquez moves to 2-2, Hernandez to 0-2.

 

Also on Saturday’s card, Reno’s Alec McGee was successful in his professional debut over the tough Mulapi Enjani via unanimous decision in a four-round featherweight bout.  The aggressive Enjani had his moments, but McGee’s boxing ability proved to be superior.  Enjani moves to 2-2-2.

 

The sensational opening bout pitted super featherweights Derick Bartlemay and Matt Murphy against each other in a four-round fight.  The nonstop action resembled the final fight sequence in a Rocky movie and ultimately resulted in a draw.

 

In a four-round super-featherweight bout, Rafael Busuioc scored a unanimous decision win over Jose Luis Gallegos in an a high energy bout.

FIGHT WEEK IN RENO – VASQUEZ VS. LAPIZCO HEADLINES SATURDAY

June 8th, RENO — The final touches for Saturday’s world-class boxing event have been finalized by Let’s Get It On Promotions and the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa. The full professional boxing card will take place At Atlantis’ Paradise Ballroom 7 PM Saturday.

 

June 11th’s card will be headlined by Reno’s own Oscar Vasquez (9-1) as he faces Mexico’s Javier Lapizco (7-3) of in an eight-round flyweight bout.

 

Oscar’s younger brother, Santos, will also be fighting on Saturday. Santos will be fighting Nestor Hernandez of Seattle, WA in a junior-flyweight bout.

 

Two of Reno’s amateur boxing stars will be making their highly-anticipated professional debuts in separate bouts. Alec McGee will be debuting in four-round fight in the bantamweight division against Mulapi Enjani of San Diego, CA. Kenny Davis Jr. will be fighting Jose Luis Gallegos of Bakersfield, CA in a four-round featherweight bout.

 

In a four-round junior-lightweight contest, Sacramento’s Rafael Busuioe will face Kevin Davila of Seattle.

 

In a four-round lightweight bout, Matt Murphy of St. Louis, MO will be facing off against Derick Bartlemay of Eugene, OR.

 

The official boxer weigh-in is open to the public and will take place at Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa in the Emerald room at 6 PM Friday, June 10th.

 

Fight card subject to change.

 

Tickets are available – $35, $50, $100  Tickets can be purchased at the Atlantis Gift Shop, by calling Atlantis Special Events 888.551.7007 or 775.824.4467, or online by visiting atlantiscasino.com/boxing  VIP tables are also available for $500 (Seats 4).

 

ABOUT LET’S GET IT ON PROMOTIONS

 

Reno, Nevada based “Let’s Get It On Promotions” was founded in 2000 by legendary boxing referee Mills Lane. In early 2005 he was joined by sons Terry and Tommy in the operations of the company. Sine then, they have promoted boxing and mixed martial arts events nationwide. They have worked with several of the world’s top prospects, and have guided fighters to world title opportunities. twitter @letsgetitonbox facebook https://www.facebook.com/LetsGetItOnBoxing  web letsgetitonboxing.com

OSCAR VASQUEZ TO HEADLINE PRO BOXING SHOW AT ATLANTIS JUNE 11TH

MAY 18th, RENO — Let’s Get It On Promotions and the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa are pleased to announce an evening of world-class professional boxing on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 in Atlantis’ Paradise Ballroom. The evening’s main event will feature is local Reno favorite Oscar Vasquez (9-1).  Vasquez, a popular local flyweight, will be featured in an eight-round bout.

 

Vasquez, who recently entered into a long-term promotional agreement with Let’s Get It On Promotions, looks to continue his campaign towards world title contention.  In his last fight, Vasquez scored a sensational knockout win over Jose Toribio in Fallon, NV.

 

Three additional fighters from the Reno/Sparks area are also slated to fight June 11th, including Oscar’s younger brother Santos, who was an alternate boxer for the 2012 US Olympic Team, as well as, Kenny Davis Jr. and Alec McGee, both from Reno, who will make their professional debuts in separate bouts as well.

Doors open at 6pm, first bell at 7pm.

 

Additional fights which will feature top boxing prospects from around the country will be added.  More information will be announced soon.  Fight card subject to change.

 

Tickets are available now – $35, $50, $100 can be purchased at the Atlantis Gift Shop, or by calling Atlantis Special Events 888.551.7007 or 775.824.4467, or online by visiting atlantiscasino.com. VIP tables are also available for $500 (Seats 4).

 

ABOUT LET’S GET IT ON PROMOTIONS

 

Reno, Nevada based “Let’s Get It On Promotions” was founded in 2000 by legendary boxing referee Mills Lane. In early 2005 he was joined by sons Terry and Tommy in the operations of the company. Sine then, they have promoted boxing and mixed martial arts events nationwide. They have worked with several of the world’s top prospects, and have guided fighters to world title opportunities. twitter @letsgetitonbox facebook https://www.facebook.com/LetsGetItOnBoxing  web letsgetitonboxing.com

 

Image – Oscar Vasquez

 

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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING HITS EVERETT, WASHINGTON WITH STAR-STUDDED MEGA-EVENT

SATURDAY, JULY 30, LIVE ON NBCSN

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH:
ALEXANDRE ALMEIDA VS. LANCE PALMER

CO-MAIN EVENT:
FAMILY FEUD COMES TO A HEAD AS BROTHERS
PHOENIX JONES AND CAROS FODOR COLLIDE

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 6

LAS VEGAS (May 3, 2016) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it will head to Washington State for the first time ever with a star-studded Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-event, headlined by a world featherweight (145 pounds) championship rematch between reigning kingpin Alexandre “Capitao” Almeida (18-5) and the man he took the title from – Lance Palmer (10-2) – at XFINITY Arena at Everett on Saturday, July 30, live on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

Priced from $29, tickets for WSOF32: Almeida vs. Palmer go on sale at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, May 6, at XFINITYArenaEverett.com and WSOF.com.

In the co-main event, the long-standing and well-documented sibling rivalry between costumed crusader Phoenix Jones (6-1-1) aka Ben Fodor, and Caros “The Future” Fodor (10-5) will come to a head when the adopted brothers from Seattle face off against each other at a catchweight of 162 pounds.

“We are excited to make our debut in the great state of Washington with such a spectacular affair that will feature one of the most anticipated and well-deserved rematches of the year, as well as a something that you rarely see in combat sports – a matchup between family members whose competitive rivalry is so intense that, after so many years, it has resulted in the two agreeing to settle their differences in the cage,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.

Additional bouts for WSOF32: Almeida vs. Palmer will be announced soon.

Alexandre Almeida vs. Lance Palmer

On December 18, the 5-foot-11, 27-year-old Almeida of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil notched his fifth consecutive win, seizing the World Series of Fighting featherweight title from Palmer of Sacramento, Calif. via a controversial, unanimous decision after Almeida used his significant height and reach advantage to continuously frustrate the 5-foot-6, 28-year-old Palmer for the duration of their five-round matchup.

The loss snapped a three-fight win streak for Palmer, who captured the featherweight strap when he submitted Rick Glenn with a rear-naked choke in the third round (3:09) of their matchup on December 13, 2014.

Phoenix Jones vs. Caros Fodor

Over the course of the last five years, Jones and Fodor of Seattle have each, on several occasions, gone on the record expressing their desires to fight one another, despite the fact that they grew up under the same roof and train in the same camp owned by head coach Matt Hume.

The 6-foot, 27-year-old Jones, whose local crime fighting escapades have made national headlines, will make his first start in the decagon cage since September 18 when he submitted Roberto Yong with a rarely seen, highlight reel scissor choke in the first round (3:09) of their meeting at WSOF23.

Fodor, a 5-foot-9, 32-year-old veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Strikeforce, made his debut under the World Series of Fighting banner, after a five-fight stint with ONE in Asia, on January 23, losing a unanimous decision to Luiz Firmino in the main event of WSOF27.

During his seven-year professional career, Fodor, a former U.S. Marine who did battle in the Iraq War, has notched impressive wins over the likes of Team AKA member Justin Wilcox and Cung Le-trained James Terry.