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Lightweights Collide as Ivan Redkach Battles Unbeaten Raynell Williams in Undercard Attraction on Saturday, October 14 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

 
Plus! Rising Unbeaten Prospects Including 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Misael Rodriguez, Lithuanian Olympian Eimantas Stanionis & Antonio Santa Cruz Enter the Ring for 
Exciting Day of Fights
 
CARSON, CALIF.  (September 28, 2017) – A 10-round lightweight showdown between Ivan Redkach (20-3-1, 16 KOs) and undefeated Raynell Williams (12-0, 6 KOs) will highlight undercard action on Saturday, October 14 from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
The October 21 event is headlined by Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes action featuring sensational three-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz defending his featherweight world title against Chris Avalos and four-time world champion Abner Mares defending his 126-pound championship against once-beaten Andres Gutierrez. Televised coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT with unbeaten Eddie Ramirez challenging former champion Antonio DeMarco.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Promotions and TGB Promotions, are priced at $30, $50, $75, $100, $150, and $250 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit AXS.com.
Additional undercard action will feature 2016 Olympic bronze medalist for Mexico Misael Rodriguez (3-0, 2 KOs) in a six-round middleweight bout, 2016 Lithuanian Olympian Eimantas Stanionis (3-0, 3 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight fight and the cousin of Leo Santa Cruz, Antonio Santa Cruz (5-3, 2 KOs), in a six-round bantamweight matchup against Angel Monrreal (10-10-1, 3 KOs).
Rounding out the card is former title challenger Roberto Marroquin (26-4-1, 19 KOs) in eight-rounds of super featherweight action plus a group of unbeaten local prospects as Luis Coria (4-0, 3 KOs) steps in for a four-round featherweight affair, Jerry Perez(2-0, 2 KOs) competes in a four-round super featherweight contest, Jose Perez (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Jose Vargas (2-0, 1 KO) in a four-round super bantamweight tilt and Jose Balderas (1-0) steps in for a four-round bantamweight fight.
Originally from Ukraine but now training in California with the Santa Cruz family, Redkach scored an eighth-round stoppage of Demond Brock in January in Las Vegas before dropping a narrow decision to former champion Argenis Mendez in May. A pro since 2009, the 31-year-old Redkach was unbeaten in his first 18 pro fights before losing to former world champion Dejan Zlaticanin.
Fighting out of Cleveland, Williams was a 2008 U.S. Olympian who is unbeaten since joining the professional ranks in 2013. The 28-year-old stopped Just Savi to begin his 2017 and will look to make the jump to contender when he fights in California for the first time as a pro on October 14.
At last year’s Rio games, the 23-year-old Rodriguez overcame incredible odds to win the first Olympic boxing medal for Mexico since Christian Bejerano in 2000. The Chihuahua native and his teammates had to resort to begging on public buses and streets in Mexico to raise money to compete in international boxing tournaments. He completed his road to the medal stand by defeating Egypt’s Hosam Bakr Abdin to clinch a medal in the middleweight division. Rodriguez mad his pro debut in April with a dominant decision victory over Brian True and followed it up knockout of Jose David Mosquera in July and a TKO against Race Sawyer in September.
An accomplished amateur representing Kaunas, Lithuania, Stanionis is looking to become the next Eastern European fighter to make a splash in the U.S. The 23-year-old had a 141-19 record as an amateur and earned four senior national championships before winning gold at the European Olympic Qualifier to earn his trip to the 2016 Games. A gold medalist at welterweight at the 2015 European Amateur Boxing Championships, Stanionis has impressed with knockouts in his first three starts since turning pro in April, including a first round destruction of Oscar Valenzuela in September.
Part of the fighting Santa Cruz family, the 21-year-old Santa Cruz put together a four-bout winning streak heading into this year before losing a close fight to Jonathan Arturo Torres in May. A pro since 2015, Santa Cruz fights out of San Gabriel, California and will make his StubHub Center debut when he faces Mexico’s Monrrreal.
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JAMEL HERRING WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER LUIS EDUARDO FLORES ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS ON FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES ON FOX DEPORTES FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER IN BETHLEHEM, PA

 
Alex Martin Defeats Rossemberth Gomez by Unanimous Decision
 
Raynell Williams Scores Unanimous Decision Over Gabriel Tolmajyan
 
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BETHLEHEM, PA. (February 10, 2016) – Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) scored a unanimous decision (100-88, 100-88, 99-89) over Colombia’s Luis Eduardo Flores (21-3, 17 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout in the main event of Tuesday’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes fight card at Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA.
Herring, who represented the United States at the 2012 Olympic games after winning the U.S. National Amateur title the same year, commanded the action throughout.
“I knew if I boxed smart it would show, but I didn’t think it would be that wide a margin,” said Herring. “He’s a very experienced fighter.”
Herring added, “I was trying to get rid of him early because he’s a dangerous guy. If you let a guy like that sit around too long there’s always the risk that you might get clipped with something and regret it.”
Herring, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, hopes the win Tuesday night will launch him into world title contention in 2016.
Making his U.S. debut, the Magangue, Colombia native Flores put on a valiant effort, recovering from a flurry in the second round that would have sent most fighters packing.
In the fifth round, the 28-year-old Flores was ruled to have been knocked down twice, but disputes those calls by the ref. “Both times that the officials called it a knockdown and started counting were just slips. I didn’t actually get knocked down either time,” said Flores.
Flores added, “I know that (Herring) had the advantage tonight, and he outperformed me. But I’ll keep trying wherever my next opportunity comes.”
“I think getting a win like this over a fighter with Flores’ experience will help me gain a lot more respect. People seeing me win on my first PBC card on national TV on FS1 and FOX Deportes just helps raise my profile and I look forward to being back,” said Herring.
The opening televised bout featured unbeaten prospect Alex Martin (12-0, 5 KOs) defeating Rossemberth Gomez (17-5-1, 13 KOs) by unanimous decision (80-72, 79-73, 79-73) in an eight-round welterweight contest.
Martin, a 2012 National Golden Gloves Champion, controlled much of the fight from the outside using his superior footwork to evade Gomez.
The Harvey, IL native Martin said, “I could see his punches coming from a mile away, but I should have followed up a little more than I did tonight and let my hands go a bit more too.”
An owner of 340 amateur wins, Martin turned pro in 2013 and is yet to lose. That experience helped Martin keep his composure when Gomez taunted him repeatedly in the second round.
 “We wanted to make Martin mad and get him to punch himself out if we could,” said the 29-year-old Gomez.
Martin responded to the talk of baiting saying, “I just stuck to my fundamentals, kept pumping my jab and setting him up for the next shot.
“I knew I hurt him with the uppercut. He walked right into it. And then when I threw the hook he couldn’t do anything,” said Martin.
Following the bout Gomez said, “I plan to retire after tonight. I care too much and fight too hard to be just another opponent.”
The second televised fight saw Raynell Williams (11-0, 5 KOs) win a unanimous decision (79-73, 79-73, 78-74) over Gabriel Tolmajyan (14-3-2, 3 KOs) in eight rounds of lightweight action.
A member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, Cleveland’s Williams was able to establish himself early and get in a rhythm.
“The only time he was able to catch me with anything was when I got a little lazy,” said Williams.
Williams caught Tolmajyan with a big right hand in the fourth round, seemingly stunning Tolmajyan momentarily, but he kept his composure and didn’t allow himself to become overzealous.
“I was focused on boxing him and not so much worried about the knockout,” added Williams. “I knew I was winning the rounds.”
In the final frame, Tolmajyan, fighting out of Glendale, CA, caught Williams with a shot that nearly ended things.
Williams recalled, “It was an overhand left that he hit me with. And then he came after me again, but the ref and I made contact, so then the ref pushed me away because he didn’t want me to try holding on to him. But once I got my feet under me I was fine.”
However, Tolmajyan wasn’t impressed with Williams saying, “He wasn’t as good as we were expecting and I had him hurt with my left.
“I thought that I was winning the fight to be honest. I didn’t think I was going to lose the decision,” added Tolmajyan.
Williams concluded, “I hope to learn from my mistakes tonight. I got caught with a good punch in the last few seconds tonight, so I just need to work on consistency and fighting until the final bell.”
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The card was promoted by King’s Promotions.
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UNBEATEN PROSPECTS ALEX MARTIN, RAYNELL WILLIAMS & JAMONTAY CLARK ENTER THE RING ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS ON FS1

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BOXEO DE CAMPEONES ON FOX DEPORTES
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER IN BETHLEHEM, PA.
 
Televised Coverage Begins At 11 P.M. ET/8 P.M. PT
 
BETHLEHEM, PA. (January 27, 2016) – Unbeaten prospects Alex Martin (11-0, 5 KOs), Raynell Williams (10-0, 5 KOs) and Jamontay Clark (8-0, 5 KOs) will put their perfect records on the line on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAY on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, February 9 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (14-0, 8 KOs) taking on Colombia’s Luis Eduardo Flores (21-2, 17 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Martin will take on Rossemberth Gomez (17-4-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout, Williams faces Gabriel Tolmajyan (14-2-2, 3 KOs) in eight rounds of lightweight action while Clark takes on Elvin Perez (28-12-4, 19 KOs) in a six-round welterweight affair.
Further action features 25-year-old Philadelphia-native David Gonzales (6-0-2, 1 KO) battling Pittsburgh’s Justin Johnson (6-10-4) in a six-round super lightweight fight and New Jersey’s Bienvenido Diaz (2-1, 2 KOs) against Philadelphia’s Joseph Serrano in a four-round lightweight contest.
Rounding out the action is 24-year-old Sultah Staton of Philadelphia in a six-round super lightweight bout, Washington D.C.-native Jordan “Shortdog” White in a four round featherweight bout against Mexico’s Manuel Rubalcava and Florida’s Santario Martinbattling New Jersey’s Darryl Bunting in a four-round middleweight attraction.
In addition to his 2012 National Golden Gloves Championship, Martin won three Chicago Golden Gloves fighting out of nearby Harvey, Illinois. An owner of 340 amateur wins, Martin turned pro in 2013 and is yet to lose. The 26-year-old picked up four victories in 2015 and will begin 2016 against the 29-year-old Nicaraguan Gomez who will be making his U.S. debut.
A member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, Cleveland’s Williams looks to improve on an impressive 2015 campaign that saw him pick up five victories, including his October triumph over Rafael Eduardo Reyes. The 26-year-old will match up with the Armenian-born Tolmajyan who fights out of Glendale, California.
Clark, a highly-regarded prospect and Cincinnati-native impressed in his hometown last time out by stopping Joe Wilson Jr. in the second round. The 21-year-old is unbeaten since turning pro in 2014. He’ll be up against the most experienced foe of his career when he takes on the Nicaraguan Perez.
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Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis ready to make a loud statement tonight against Michael Gbenga in Philadelphia

 Frank De Alba headlines against Bernardo Gomez Uribe Plus  Steve Upsher Chambers,  Raynell Williams, Miguel Cruz, Samuel Figueroa, Christopher Brooker and Leo Hall
Gbenga (L) faces Ennis
 
Philadelphia (May 29,2015)Tonight at the Stadium HolidayInn in Philadelphia, King’s Promotions presents a great night of boxing that will headlined by 10-round Jr. Lightweight  bout between Frankie De Alba (15-1-2, 5 KO’s) and Bernardo Gomez Uribe (14-3, 10 KO’s).
In a six-round Super Middleweight bout Farah Ennis (21-2, 12 KO’s) will make his return to the ring after a 22 month hiatus when he takes on Michael Gbenga (20-19, 20 KO’s)
Ennis, who was last seen dropping a 10-round unanimous decision to new WBC Super Middleweight champion Badou Jack, is looking to get back into contention with a big outing over the veteran from Ghana.
“Training has been good.  I only know that Gbenga is from Ghana,” said Ennis.
After what Ennis admitted was a lackluster performance against Jack, he needed some time away from the sport in order to get himself back on track.
“I took the time off to get my mind together.  In that fight I didn’t let my hands go.  I was thinking too much and I know I could have beat him.  It just wasn’t my night.”
Ennis also took the time off to get into some training camps and improve on his own game.
“I was in camp with David Lemieux for when he fought Gabriel Rosado.  It was during that time I got my head back and now is where I need to be.  I need to go out and listen to my dad (Trainer Bozy Ennis).  I am in 32 years old now.  This is it.  It is either all or nothing.”
“I just hope everyone comes out and supports as I am looking to put on a show and start the next phase of my career.”
Ennis weighed 167 pounds at Thursday’s weigh in.  Gbenga checked in at 169.
In an 8-round bout, Steve Upsher Chambers (24-4-1, 6 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Alejandro Rodriguez (22-16-1, 8 KO’s) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
In 6-round bouts:
Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will take on an opponent to be named in a Lightweight bout.
Welterweight Miguel Cruz (8-0, 7 KO’s) of Lake Mary, FL battles Juan Rodriguez (6-2-1, 5 KO’s) of Haymarket, VA..
Samuel Figueroa (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Ansco, PR will fight Jose Valderrama (4-9, 3 KO’s) of Arecibo, PR in a Welterweight bout.
Brandon Bennett (18-1, 7 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH will square off with Rondale Hubbert (10-1-1, 6 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN in a Lightweight bout.
Demond Nicholson (12-1, 12 KO’s) of Laurel, MD will battle German Perez (11-1, 3 KO’s) in a Middleweight bout.
Leo Hall (5-0, 5 KO’s) of Detroit, MI will risk his perfect mark against Lawrence Blakey (2-3, 1 KO) of Pennsylvania in a Light Heavyweight affair.
Caleb Plant (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Ashland City, TN will fight Jason Zabokrtsky (3-1, 3 KO’s) of Kansas in a Middleweight bout.
Rounding out the card in a 4-round bout will be Christopher Brooker (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia fighting pro debuting Santario Martin of Gainesville, FL in a Super Middleweight bout.
The Stadium Holiday Inn is located at 900 Packer Ave. in Philadelphia
Tickets are priced at $75 and & $50 and can be purchased at www.stadiumboxing.eventbrite.com or by calling 610 587 5950

The 1st bout will start at 6:45 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

 Plus  Steve Upsher Chambers, Farah Ennis, Raynell Williams, Miguel Cruz, Samuel Figueroa, Christopher Brooker and Leo Hall

Frank De Alba headlines against Bernardo Gomez Uribe this Friday at Stadium Holiday Inn Philadelphia

WEIGH IN AT 5:30 TONIGHT!! AT STADIUM HOLIDAY INN
Philadelphia (May 28,2015)This Friday night at the Stadium Holiday

Inn in Philadelphia, King’s Promotions presents a great night of boxing that will headlined by 10-round Jr. Lightweight  bout between Frankie De Alba (15-1-2, 5 KO’s) and Bernardo Gomez Uribe (14-3, 10 KO’s).
De Alba of Reading, PA has been one of the hottest fighters on the East Coast as he has won 13 straight bouts and is unbeaten since dropping his professional debut in 2011.
The 27 year-old is coming into his own and has been training hard in preparation for this bout against Uribe.
“Training has been great.  I feel 100% and this truly has been one of the best camps I have ever had.  I really feel like I am in the best shape in my career,” said De Alba.
Like two of his last three opponents, Jose Bustos and Pablo Batres, Uribe is a tough yet unknown fighter from Mexico who sports a solid record.
“He is a unknown guy with a decent record.  Besides that, I don’t know much about him but that doesn’t matter as I train for any style that he may bring.”
De Alba is on the cusp of some big fights in the Jr. Lightweight division and he can’t look past Uribe to get those opportunities.
“After this fight, I am ready for anybody they put in front of me.”
De Alba, who works in an warehouse foundry, knows that the next year is a moving year and those big fights are on the horizon.
“I know that in the next fight or two, I will be put in against another top prospect and I am confident that I have what it takes to come through against anybody.  I am excited to be in the main event in Philadelphia.  This is my first fight here and I am ready to put on a good show.”
In an 8-round bout, Steve Upsher Chambers (24-4-1, 6 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Alejandro Rodriguez (22-16-1, 8 KO’s) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
In 6-round bouts:
Farah Ennis (21-2, 12 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Michael Gbenga (20-19, 20 KO’s) of Accra, Ghana in a Super Middleweight bout.
Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will take on an opponent to be named in a Lightweight bout.
Welterweight Miguel Cruz (8-0, 7 KO’s) of Lake Mary, FL battles Juan Rodriguez (6-2-1, 5 KO’s) of Haymarket, VA..
Samuel Figueroa (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Ansco, PR will fight Jose Valderrama (4-9, 3 KO’s) of Arecibo, PR in a Welterweight bout.
Brandon Bennett (18-1, 7 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH will square off with Rondale Hubbert (10-1-1, 6 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN in a Lightweight bout.
Demond Nicholson (12-1, 12 KO’s) of Laurel, MD will battle German Perez (11-1, 3 KO’s) in a Middleweight bout.
Leo Hall (5-0, 5 KO’s) of Detroit, MI will risk his perfect mark against Lawrence Blakey (2-3, 1 KO) of Pennsylvania in a Light Heavyweight affair.
Caleb Plant (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Ashland City, TN will fight Jason Zabokrtsky (3-1, 3 KO’s) of Kansas in a Middleweight bout.
Rounding out the card in a 4-round bout will be Christopher Brooker (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia fighting pro debuting Santario Martin of Gainesville, FL in a Super Middleweight bout.
The Stadium Holiday Inn is located at 900 Packer Ave. in Philadelphia
Tickets are priced at $75 and & $50 and can be purchased at www.stadiumboxing.eventbrite.com or by calling 610 587 5950

The 1st bout will start at 6:45 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

Steve Upsher Chambers to have homecoming bout this Friday night at Stadium Holiday Inn in Philadelphia

Frank De Alba to fight Bernardo Gomez Uribe for UBF Lightweight title in main event; Plus Farah Ennis, Raynell Williams, Miguel Cruz, Samuel Figueroa, Christopher Brooker and Leo Hall
For Immediate Release
Philadelphia (May 27,2015)This Friday night at the Stadium Holiday

Inn in Philadelphia, King’s Promotions presents a great night of championship boxing that will headlined by 10-round UBF Lightweight championship bout between Frankie De Alba (15-1-2, 5 KO’s) and Bernardo Gomez Uribe (14-3, 10 KO’s).
In one of the 8-round co-features, Steve Upsher Chambers (24-4-1, 6 KO’s) returns to the city where he cut his teeth as a professional to take on Alejandro Rodriguez (24-16-1, 14 KO’s) in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
Chambers, who came originally to Philadelphia with former Heavyweight title challenger, “Fast” Eddie Chambers, fought 23 times and the famed Blue Horizon in Philadelphia and will be making his first start in the City of Brotherly Love in almost 6 years.
“I have been training hard and working on opening my new gym with (Lightweight contender) Rod Salka,” said Upsher.
“I am on weight already and I feel good.  We will be fighting at 142 pounds.”
Upsher is ready to show the fans how far his abilities have grown since he turned pro in Philadelphia in 2003 when he was just 18 years old.
“I am happy to be coming back to Philadelphia.  I want to show people how far I have come and see the improvement that I have made as a fighter.”
Despite losing his three bouts to the likes of former world champions Luis Collazo and Andre Berto as well as then-undefeated prospect Eddie Gomez, Upsher was competitive in all those bouts and grew tremendously from those experiences.
“It showed that I can compete against that level of fighter.  Plus everyone of those guys was bigger than me.  I am a natural 140 pounder and can make 135 if the right opportunity presented itself.”
Chambers went back to his native Pittsburgh to train in neighboring city Coal Center, PA.
“My mind is set on winning a world title at 140 pounds.  After the three losses, I cant afford any missteps.  People see about the losses.  I know I have the ability to be a world champion and on May 29 that will start to show.”
On the veteran opponent, Rodriguez, Upsher said, “I know he is tough and from Mexico.  I will look at a little film before the fight and go from there.  I really don’t worry about what he will do.  He should worry about me.  This fight is redemption for me.  It’s a start  and then I would like to right all of the losses.  But first I am looking for a dominant  performance on Friday then I want to end all doubts.”
An outstanding undercard has been assembled.
In 6-round bouts:
Farah Ennis (21-2, 12 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Michael Gbenga (20-19, 20 KO’s) of Accra, Ghana in a Super Middleweight bout.
Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will take on an opponent to be named in a Lightweight bout.
Welterweight Miguel Cruz (8-0, 7 KO’s) of Lake Mary, FL battles Juan Rodriguez (6-2-1, 5 KO’s) of Haymarket, VA..
Samuel Figueroa (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Ansco, PR will fight Jose Valderrama (4-9, 3 KO’s) of Arecibo, PR in a Welterweight bout.
Brandon Bennett (18-1, 7 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH will square off with Rondale Hubbert (10-1-1, 6 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN in a Lightweight bout.
Demond Nicholson (12-1, 12 KO’s) of Laurel, MD will battle German Perez (11-1, 3 KO’s) in a Middleweight bout.
Leo Hall (5-0, 5 KO’s) of Detroit, MI will risk his perfect mark against Lawrence Blakey (2-3, 1 KO) of Pennsylvania in a Light Heavyweight affair.
Caleb Plant (6-0, 5 KO’s) of Ashland City, TN will fight Jason Zabokrtsky (3-1, 3 KO’s) of Kansas in a Middleweight bout.
Rounding out the card in a 4-round bout will be Christopher Brooker (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia fighting pro debuting Santario Martin of Gainesville, FL in a Super Middleweight bout.
The Stadium Holiday Inn is located at 900 Packer Ave. in Philadelphia
Tickets are priced at $75 and & $50 and can be purchased at www.stadiumboxing.eventbrite.com or by calling 610 587 5950

The 1st bout will start at 6:45 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

Frank De Alba to battle Bernardo Gomez Uribe for UBF  Lightweight title to highlight card at Stadium Holiday Inn on May 29 in Philadelphia

Steve Upsher Chambers to fight Alejandro Rodriguez

Farah Ennis to battle Michael Gbenga

Plus undefeated Miguel Cruz, Christopher Brooker and Raynell Williams
For Immediate Release
Philadelphia (May 13,2015)-On Friday night,May 29, boxing comes to the Stadium Holiday Inn (900 Packer Avenue) in Philadelphia where some of the best names in Philadelphia boxing will be featured on a card promoted by King’s Promotions.
In the main event, Frank De Alba will compete for the UBF  Lightweight title against Bernardo Gomez Uribe in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.
De Alba of Reading, PA has won 13 straight fights to raise his impressive mark to 15-1-2 with five knockouts.
The 27 year-old De Alba has wins over Andrew Bentley (1-0) & Benjamin Burgos (1-0). He won the UBF All Americas Super Featherweight title with 5th round stoppage over Pablo Batres. He has made two defenses of the belt which includes his last outing when he won an 8-round unanimous decision over Jose Bustos on February 21.
Uribe of Guadalajara, Mexico has a record of 14-3 with 10 knockouts.
The 25 year-old has won six in a row with the latest being a 7th round stoppage over Antonio Sanchez on April 19.
In one co-feature, light heavyweight Farah Ennis will be in action in a 8-round bout against Michael Gbenga
Ennis of Philadelphia has a record of 21-2 with 12 knockouts.
This will be the 32 year-old Ennis first bout in 22 months.  He has wins over Scott Sigmon (1-0), Bobby Jordan (6-0-1), Shujaa El Amin (11-2), Richard Pierson (11-2) and Anthony Hanshaw (23-2-2).  Ennis captured the NABF Super Middleweight title with a win over Victor Lares.    Ennis coming off a loss to current WBC Super Middleweight champion Badou Jack on July 19, 2013.
Gbenga of Accra, Ghana has a record of 20-19 with all 20 wins coming via knockouts.
Gbenga has fought top competition such as Dean Francis, Ilunga Makubu, Andre Dirrell, current WBC Super Middleweight champion Badou Jack, Lennox Allen, Issac Chilemba, Travis Peterkin, Joe Smith Jr., Derrick Webster, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, Trevor McCumby, Phillip Jackson Benson and in his last bout when he dropped an 8-round decision to Medzhid Bektemirov on April 18.
In a second co-feature, jr. welterweight Steve Upsher will compete in an 8-round bout against Alejandro Rodriguez.
Upsher of Philadelphia has a record of 24-4-1 with six knockouts.
The 30 year-old, turned professional in 2003 and went 24-1-1 win his first 26 bouts.
He has wins over Michael Weaver (2-0-1), Darrell Crenshaw (1-0) and Bayan Jargal (15-3).  he is trying to break a three-fight losing streak where he took on former world champion Luis Collazo and undefeated prospect Eddie Gomez.  His is coming off a decision loss to former world champion Andre Berto that took place on September 6, 2014.
Rodriguez of Guadalajra, Mexico has a record of 24-16-1 with 14 knockouts.
Rodriguez has solid wins over John Carlo Aparicio (12-1), Ivan Perez (10-2), Daniel Evangelista (11-0-1), Hugo Hernandez (12-3-1).  In his last bout, Rodriguez won a 8-round unanimous decision over Fernando Ayala on May 2.
Also appearing in 8-round bouts will be undefeated welterweight Miguel Cruz (8-0, 7 KO’s) of Lake Mary, FL, Featherweight Brandon Bennett (18-1, 7 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH, and Middleweight Demond Nicholson (12-1, 12 KO’s) of Laurel, MD.
Taking part in 6-round bouts will former U.S. Olympian Raynell Williams (7-0, 4 KO’s).  Williams will fight in a lightweight bout scheduled for 6-rounds
Rounding out the card in a 4-round bout will be undefeated super middleweight Christopher Brooker (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia.
Tickets are priced at $75 and & $50 and can be purchased atwww.stadiumboxing.eventbrite.com or by calling 610 587 5950

The 1st bout will start at 6:45 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

After 28-month layoff, undefeated lightweight Angel Ocasio returns this Saturday at Harrahs Philadelphia 

Omar Douglas takes on former world title challenger Daniel Attah in main event plus undefeated, Christopher Brooker, Earl Newman, Stephan Shaw, Adam Kownacki, Stephen Fulton, Jovontae Starks and Raynell Williams
Chester, PA (April 24, 2015)–TOMORROW NIGHT!!, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.



In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he now fights former world title challenger Daniel Attah (28-19-1, 11 KO’s) of Washington, D.C.

In one of the anticipated undercard bouts, undefeated lightweight Angel Ocasio (7-0-2, 2 KO’s) will take on tough veteran Justin Johnson in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

It was just over two years ago when Ocasio, considered a rising prospect in Philadelphia, was last in the ring as he stopped Esteban Rodriguez in two rounds on December 8, 2012.

“I took the time off and found the lord and got married,”said the 25 year-old Ocasio.

“It was a much needed time off.  I helped me realize that there are more important things then to just be a boxer.  I know there that there other things as boxing is just temporarily.  If boxing wasn’t here, I would still be the same guy. ”

Ocasio knows that he has a talent in the ring and after that hiatus, he didn’t find much problem getting back into the swing of things.

“The training aspect was not that difficult.  I am good with weight and the running was good.  I guess the only thing that needed time was my timing.  But i got in great work with (undefeated lightweight) Milton Santiago Jr. and it came back nicely.”

Ocasio didn’t pick an easy customer for his comeback opponent in Johnson.  Johnson’s record reads just 6-7-4 but he has wins over four undefeated prospects plus respect Philly fighter Hasan Young.

“Justin is tough.  He defeated four undefeated fighters and I am sure he prepares well.  Just by fighting a guy with that kind of record does not win fights.  He is an experienced fighter so I know it will be a good fight.”

“I look to be very active for the rest of the year.  I am looking for five total fights in 2015.  Maybe two more six-round bouts and my goal is to be fighting eight round fights by the end of the year.  I think I am about eight fights away from being one of those television fights that will get me to the top level.”

The well-spoken Ocasio is emphatic that despite his time away, he will soon be a big name in the sport.

“I am back.  I am coming for what’s mine.  The people who have been doubting me for a long time can still get on and join the team!”

In an eight-round bout, Javonte Starks (11-0, 7 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN. will take Jeremiah Wiggins (10-3-1, 5 KO’s) of Newport News, VA in a welterweight bout..
Also in six-round bouts:
Kyrone Davis (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Wilmintond, DE will take on Carlos Garcia (7-13-1, 7 KO’s) of Puerto Rico in a Super Middleweight bout.
Adam Kownacki (8-0, 8 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will try to keep his perfect knockout streak going when he fights Randy Easton (3-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout.
Stephen Fulton (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Jamal Parram (7-10-1, 5 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO in a featherweight bout.
Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will square off with Alfred Hall (4-8-2, 2 KO’s) of Jackson, Michigan in a lightweight bout.
In four-round bouts:
Christpher Brooker (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA take on Maurice Amaro (2-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA in a super middleweight bout.
Stephan Shaw (3-0, 3 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO will battle Zachary Bunce  (2-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, NV in a heavyweight bout.
Earl Newman (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Julio Garcia  (6-8-3, 3 KO’s) of Rincon, PR in a light heavyweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com

Kyrone Davis looks to shut down Carlos Garcia this Saturday at Harrahs Philadelphia 

Omar Douglas takes on former world title challenger Daniel Attah in main event plus undefeated, Angel Ocasio, Christopher Brooker, Earl Newman, Stephan Shaw, Adam Kownacki, Stephen Fulton, Jovontae Starks and Raynell Williams
Chester, PA (April 23 2015)–This  Saturday night, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he now fights former world title challenger Daniel Attah (28-19-1, 11 KO’s) of Washington, D.C.

In the co-feature bout, undefeated super middleweight Kyrone “Shut it Down” Davis will look to remain perfect when he takes on veteran Carlos Garcia in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

Davis of Wilmington, Delaware will be making his second start of 2015 as he is coming off six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia on January 31 in Philadelphia.

“Training has gone real well.  I have been doing a lot of roadwork and I feel good,” said the 20-year old Davis.

In Garcia, he is facing a tested fighter who has been in the ring with eleven undefeated fighters including Michael Anderson. Jermell Charlo, Charles Hatley, Lanard Lane, Jonel Tapia, Yordenis Ugas, Glen Tapia, Daniel Rosario and in his last bout when he was stopped in five rounds

“I don’t know too much about him other than he has about 20 fights and he is six-feet tall.”

After a great amateur career, Davis is continuing to learn and grow into the professional ranks.

“I have been learning patience, timing and ring generalship.  I am getting comfortable without using the headgear and fighting with the smaller gloves and creating my identity as a fighter.”

This will be the second consecutive fight in the Philadelphia area for Davis as Harrahs Philadelphia is just up I-95 from Davis’ Wilmington home.

“I like that everyone can come see me fight.  Other than that I just go about my business and prepare like any other fight.”

Davis believes that he will be ready for bigger stages in the next year.

“We are progressing.  We are hoping for a television spot later in the year.  I just want everyone to come out and support us on Saturday.  I will shut it down like I always do and put on a great show.”

Said Davis’ adviser Stephen Edwards, “Kyrone is progressing great.  He has has 20 round of professional experience and he has not lost any of them,  He is right on schedule and is getting used to the professional ranks.”

In an eight-round bout, Javonte Starks (11-0, 7 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN. will takeJeremiah Wiggins (10-3-1, 5 KO’s) of Newport News, VA in a welterweight bout..

Also in six-round bouts:

Angel Ocasio (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Justin Johnson (6-7-4) of Pittsburgh, PA in a Jr. welterweight bout.

Adam Kownacki (8-0, 8 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will try to keep his perfect knockout streak going when he fights Randy Easton (3-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout.

Stephen Fulton (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Jamal Parram (7-10-1, 5 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO in a featherweight bout.

Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will square off with Alfred Hall (4-8-2, 2 KO’s) of Jackson, Michigan in a lightweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Christpher Brooker (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA take on Maurice Amaro (2-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA in a super middleweight bout.

Stephan Shaw (3-0, 3 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO will battle Zachary Bunce  (2-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, NV in a heavyweight bout.

Earl Newman (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Julio Garcia  (6-8-3, 3 KO’s) of Rincon, PR in a light heavyweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com

The 1st bout will start at 7 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

Omar Douglas to take on Jose Angel Beranza this Saturday night at Harrahs Philadelphia 

Plus undefeated Kyrone Davis, Angel Ocasio, Christopher Brooker, Earl Newman, Stephan Shaw, Adam Kownacki, Stephen Fulton, Jovontae Starks and Raynell Williams
Chester, PA (April 22, 2015)–This  Saturday night, April 25, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia with a terrific card promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.

 

In the main event, undefeated lightweight Omar Douglas will see action in an six-round bout when he takes on 70-fight veteran Jose Angel Beranza (36-32-2, 28 KO’s) of Tepito, Mexico.

 

Douglas of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 13-0 with ten knockouts.  He turned pro on May 27, 2011 with a 3rd round disqualification victory over Eric Hall.

 

Douglas won the NABA USA Super Featherweight title with a 2nd round stoppage over Jean Javier Soto.  Douglas also has a quality win with a 8-round unanimous decision over Jesse Carradine (8-2-2).  In his last bout, Douglas scored an explosive first round stoppage over Osnel Charles on December 5, 2014 at Harrahs Philadelphia.

 

“Training camp has been great.  I started preparing for this fight as soon as the last fight was over.  I have been sparring with the best fighters in the area.  When I started my camp, I was only seven pounds over the contract weight,”said Douglas.

 

Douglas knows very little about Ortiz.

 
“I really only know that he is from Mexico and he has a pretty decent record.”

 
This will be the first time that Douglas headlines in his home region and he not about to have any of the distractions to go with that.

 
“I take it in stride.  I consider it just another day at the office.  The only difference is that I am closing the show.”

 
This being his 14th pro fight, Douglas is now rounding into a situation where he knows what he has to do to continue to get better.

 
“I have been very responsible with my defense.  I always knew I had a pro style.  It was my late trainer Lewis Lum who told me I was better suited to become a professional world champion than an Olympic gold medal winner.”

 
Douglas sees himself continuing to grow and fighting on more high profile platforms as the year progresses.

 
“I see myself on bigger cards.  I am with Al Haymon so to fight on a PBC card is a goal for the year.  By the end of the year, I should be considered a hot prospect and I should get in three or four more fights that should put my name out more.”

 

Douglas finished by saying, “On April 25, expect a show.  I will be smart and put everything together.  I train for every opponent like they are the best.  Once it all comes together it will be lights out!!”

 

In a six-round co-feature, Kyrone Davis (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE will fight Carlos Garcia (7-13-1, 7 KO’s) of Aguada, PR in a super middleweight bout.

 

In an eight-round bout, Javonte Starks (11-0, 7 KO’s) of Minneapolis, MN. will takeJeremiah Wiggins (10-3-1, 5 KO’s) of Newport News, VA in a welterweight bout..

 

Also in six-round bouts:

 

Angel Ocasio (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Justin Johnson (6-7-4) of Pittsburgh, PA in a Jr. welterweight bout.

 

Adam Kownacki (8-0, 8 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will try to keep his perfect knockout streak going when he fights Randy Easton (3-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Sunbury, PA in a heavyweight bout.

 

Stephen Fulton (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Jamal Parram (7-10-1, 5 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO in a featherweight bout.

 

Former U.S. Olympian, Raynell Williams (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will square off with Jose Del Valle (4-10-3) of Corozal, PR in a lightweight bout.

 

In four-round bouts:

 

Christpher Brooker (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA take on Maurice Amaro (2-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA in a super middleweight bout.

 

Stephan Shaw (3-0, 3 KO’s) of St. Louis, MO will battle Zachary Bunce  (2-1, 1 KO) of Las Vegas, NV in a heavyweight bout.

 

Earl Newman (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Julio Garcia  (6-8-3, 3 KO’s) of Rincon, PR in a light heavyweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com