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Fight of the Year candidate between Kermit Cintron and Tyrone Brunson to have at least four airings in the coming weeks

          

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Philadelphia, PA (July 13, 2017) – The scintillating Pennsylvania Junior Middleweight championship bout that took place on June 24th  between former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron and knockout artist Tyrone Brunson will have at least four airings in Philadelphia area in the coming weeks.
The first airing will this Friday night, July 14th at 9:30 PM ET on The Comcast Network.
Subsequent airings will be on Comcast Sportsnet on Wednesday, July 19th at 9 PM;Sunday, July 23rd at 11 PM and Wednesday, August 2nd at 8:30 PM.
The bout, which was won by Brunson via 5th round stoppage had five knockdowns, and saw Brunson come back from almost-certain defeat and take out Cintron in what ringside observers are calling a sure-fire Fight of the Year candidate.The match is added to the list of classic fights in the long storied history of Philadelphia boxing.
“For the fans that were inside the 2300 Arena, they can witness this great fight again, and for those who only heard about it, they are in for a treat,” said King’s Promotions CEO, Marshall Kauffman.
“I am glad that the fight will be shown in the Philadelphia region.”

Brunson stops Cintron in classic Philly slugfest to win Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight crown

       

Brunson gets of the deck twice to drop Cintron three times in Fight of the Year Candidate

Wins by Vazquez, Ortiz, Conquest, Robinson, Clark, Bates & Nelson

Photo by Daryl Cobb
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Philadelphia, PA (June 25  2017) -In a fight that exceeded it’s high expectations, Tyrone Brunson came back from two 4th round knockdowns to come back in the very next round to send former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron to the canvas three times, and win the Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title via 5th round stoppage at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The spectacular card was promoted by King’s Promotions.
“This was a tremendous fight, and all-around great card.  Some fight’s and cards don’t live up to the expectations, but the main was one of the great fights of this year.  I am proud of all the fighters who competed tonight, as they all brought their best, and it showed in quality of the fights,”said King’s Promotions CEO, Marshall Kauffman.
The fight was nip and tuck for the first three-plus rounds, as Cintron looked very sharp early as he landed some hard right hands in the opening frame.  Brunson came back and had a strong round two.  The fight was fought on event terms until round four, when Cintron
dropped Brunson with a perfectly timed left hand.  Later in the round, Brunson went down from an accumulation of punches on the ropes, and as the fourth round was finished, Brunson seemed just about done as well.
Brunson miraculously came back in round five and turned the tables on the former champ, as he landed a beautiful left that sent Cintron to the canvas.  Cintron, was hurt and theprodigious puncher, Brunson was ready to finish off Cintron.  Cintron never regained his legs and was sent to the canvas two more times, and referee Shawn Clark waved off the bout at1:21.
Brunson is now 25-6-2 with 23 knockouts.  Cintron of Reading, PA falls to 39-6-3.

In the co-Feature, Victor Vazquez won a six-round unanimous decision over Anthony Burgin in a super lightweight bout.

Vazquez dropped Burgin in round two from body, and he took the hotly contested battle by scores of 58-55 twice and 57-56.  Vazquez of Yonkers, NY is now 8-3.  Burgin of Philadelphia is now 10-4.

Steven Ortiz registered two knockdowns en-route to a thrilling six-round unanimous decision over Tyrome Jones in a battle of previously undefeated lightweights.
Ortiz scored knockdowns in rounds three and four in a bout where both guys landed some effective blows.
Ortiz of Philadelphia won by scores of 59-53 twice and 57-56 to remain perfect at 7-0.  Jones of South Bend, IN is now 4-1.
Jerome Conquest won a six-round decision over Jae Ho Kim in a lightweight bout.
Conquest was dropped with a left hook at the end of round three, but he controlled the action, and won by scores of 59-55, 58-55, and 57-56, and is now 8-2.  Kim of Philadelphia via South Korea is now 6-4-1.
Brandon Robinson dominated and took out Rafael Valencia at 2:48 of round two of their scheduled four round super middleweight bout.
Robinson landed a hard right that sent Valencia to the canvas.  Valencia got up, but deemed unable to continue at 2:48.
Robinson of Philadelphia is 4-1 with three knockouts.  Valencia of Medford, OR is 3-8-1.
Gregory Clark won a six-round unanimous decision over Daryl Bunting in a super middleweight bout.
Clark of Washington, DC won by scores of 59-55 twice and 58-56, and is now 3-1-1.  Bunting of Asbury Park, NJ is 3-2-2.
Marcus Bates remained undefeated by winning a six-round unanimous decision over Roberto Pucheta in a bantamweight bout.
Bates of Washington, DC won by scores of 59-54, and 58-55 twice and is now 7-0-1.  Pucheta of Jalisco, MX is 10-12-1.
In a battle of undefeated heavyweights, Colby Madison and Joel Caudle battled to a majority draw.
Caudle took a card at 58-56, while two cards were even at 57-57.
Madison of Baltimore, MD is 4-0-1.  Caudle of Raleigh, NC is 7-0-1.
Chaise Nelson won a four-round unanimous over Jordan Peters in a super bantamweight bout.
Nelson of Mansfield, OH won by scores of 39-37 on all cards and is now 6-1.  Peters of Washington, DC is 2-1-1.
KINGS PROMOTIONS CONTINUES TO BE THE BUSIEST PROMOTER IN THE COUNTRY AS THEY HAVE FANTASTIC SHOWS ON TUES., JUNE 27 AT THE SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER, THE SUGARHOUSE CASINO ON AUGUST 11, AND BACK AT THE 2300 ARENA ON SEPTEMBER 29

Terrific undercard set for Saturday night to support Kermit Cintron – Tyrone Brunson Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title bout at the 2300 Arena

       
Victor Vazquez battles Anthony Burgin in co-feature
Steven Ortiz – Tyrome Jones & Colby Madison – Joel Caudle in fights between undefeated fighters

Jerome Conquest – Jae Ho Kim
Undefeated Marcus Bates takes on upset minded Roberto Pucheta
Chaise Nelson takes on undefeated Jordan Peters

Plus Daryl Bunting and Brandon Robinson in separate bouts
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Philadelphia, PA (June 22,  2017) – This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, boxing fans will be treated to one of the best cards to hit Philadelphia in years as King’s Promotions will put on a nine-bout card that is filled with fight’s that are evenly matched top to bottom.
In the main event, two-time former world champion, Kermit Cintron (39-5-3, 30 KO’s) will battle knockout artist Tyrone Brunson (24-6-2, 22 KO’s) in a ten round bout that will be contested for the Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight championship.
“In my opinion it is going to be one of the best cards in PA. history,” said King’s Promotions CEO Marshall Kauffman.  “We have a great main event that should be on National TV. , but I am also talking about the undercard as well.  When you have undefeated guys fighting each other at this level it means a lot.”
In the six-round co-feature, Victor Vazquez (7-3, 3 KO’s) of Yonkers, NY battles Anthony Burgin (10-3, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a super lightweight bout.
Also in six-round bouts:
In a battle of undefeated lightweights, Steven Ortiz (6-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Tyrome Jones (4-0, 1 KO) of South Bend, IN.
Jerome Conquest (7-2, 1 Ko) of Philadelphia will take on Jae Ho Kim (6-3-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a lightweight attraction.
Daryl Bunting (3-1-2, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, NJ takes on Gregory Clark (2-1-1, 1 KO) of Washington, DC in a super middleweight tussle.
Undefeated bantamweight Marcus Bates (6-0-1, 6 KO’s) takes on the upset specialist Roberto Pucheta (10-11-1, 6 KO’s) of Jalisco, Mexico.  Pucheta has wins over three undefeated opponents plus victories over Isao Carranza, who was 11-2 at the time.
Undefeated heavyweight’s will square off when Colby Madison (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will fight Joel Caudle (7-0, 5 KO’s) of Raleigh, NV in a six-round bout.
In four-round bouts:
Brandon Robinson (3-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Rafael Valencia (3-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Medford, OR in a super middleweight bout.
Chaise Nelson (5-1, 3 KO’s) of Mansfield, OH will take on Jordan Peters (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Washington, DC in a super bantamweight affair.
THE WEIGH IN WILL BE FRIDAY, JUNE 23 AT THE 2300 ARENA, WITH THE FIGHTERS ON THE SCALES AT 6 PM AND WILL ALSO BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE KING’S PROMOTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE

Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50

Kermit Cintron – Tyrone Brunson Press conference video and photos

   
Philadelphia, PA (June 21,  2017) – Below is the video & photos from Tuesday’s press conference at bar2300 at the 2300 Arena in advance of Saturday night’s Pennsylvania State junior Middleweight title bout between two-time world champion Kermit Cintron and Tyrone Brunson.
That ten-round bout will headline a nine-bout card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
THE WEIGH IN WILL BE FRIDAY, JUNE 23 AT THE 2300 ARENA, WITH THE FIGHTERS ON THE SCALES AT 6 PM AND WILL ALSO BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE KING’S PROMOTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE

Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50

Kermit Cintron – Tyrone Brunson now for Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title

Cintron – Brunson showdown to take place on Saturday, June 24th at the 2300 Arena
Anthony Burgin – Victor Vazquez in co-feature
Plus undefeated Steven Ortiz, Marcus Bates, Jordan Peters & Colby Madison
Local favorites Jerome Conquest, Brandon Robinson and Nate Rivas
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Philadelphia, PA (June 13,  2017) – The stakes have been raised for the much anticipated showdown between former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron & Tyrone Brunson, that will take place on Saturday, June 24 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight title will be on the line when those two combatants meet in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
“This was already a tremendous event, and now even more is on the line with the addition of the state title bout.  This fight has the makings of an explosive fight, with the winner being in line for a major opportunity, said Marshall Kauffman, CEO of King’s Promotions.
That bout will headline an eleven bout card with some of the best fighters in the area being on display.
In the six-round co-feature, Anthony Burgin (10-3, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take onVictor Vazquez (7-3, 3 KO’s) of Yonkers, NY in a super lightweight bout.
Also in six-round bouts:
Undefeated Steven Ortiz (6-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a lightweight contest.
Jerome Conquest (7-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Jae Ho Kim (6-3-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a lightweight battle.
Daryl Bunting (3-1-1, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, NJ will square off with Gregory Clark (2-1-1, 1 KO) of Washington, DC in a super middleweight fight.
Marcus Bates (6-0-1, 6 KO’s) of Washington, DC will take on Roberto Pucheta (10-11-1, 6 KO’s) of Jalisco, Mexico in a bantamweight fight.
Nate Rivas (5-2, 2 KO’s) of Berlin, NJ will fight James Robinson (4-7-4, 1 KO) of York, PA in a junior middleweight affair.
In four-round bouts:
Chaise Nelson (5-1, 3 KO’s) of Dayton, OH will take on Jordan Peters (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Washington, DC in a super bantamweight tussle.
Nick Valliere (5-2, 2 KO’s) of Forked River, NJ  will battle Randy Hedderick (2-7-1, 1 KO) of Gulfport, MS in a junior middleweight bout.
Colby Madison (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will take on an opponent to be named in heavyweight fight.

Brandon Robinson (3-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia boxes Rafael Valencia (3-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Medford, OR in a super middleweight bout.
Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50
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Former world champion Kermit Cintron battles Tyrone Brunson in a Pennsylvania clash of Junior Middleweights on Saturday, June 24 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

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Anthony Burgin takes on Victor Vasquez in co-feature
Undefeated Steven Ortiz & Colby Madison, to see action

Also appearing will be Jerome Conquest, Erik Spring, Brandon Robinson and Nate Rivas
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Philadelphia, PA (May 26, 2017) – Former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron will take on Tyrone Brunson in an highly anticipated ten-round junior middleweight bout that will headlined a packed night of boxing on Saturday, June 24th at the 2300 Arena in

Philadelphia.
The card is promoted by King’s Promotions.
Cintron of Reading, Pa. has a record of 39-5-3 with 30 big knockouts, and is a two-time world champion.
The 37 year-old Cintron is a 17 year professional who won his first 23 fights (20 via stoppage) by defeating the likes of Leon Pearson (9-1-1), Said Ouali (7-0), Omar Davila (12-2), Ian Mackillop (14-1), Luis Rosado (29-5), Elio Ortiz (25-6), & Teddy Reid (22-5-1).
On April 23, 2005, Cintron was stopped by Antonio Margarito in his bid to win the WBO Welterweight title.

Cintron scored two wins, which included a 10th round stoppage over contender David Estrada (18-2) before stopping Mark Suarez in six-rounds to capture the IBF Welterweight title on October 28, 2006 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Cintron made two defenses of the crown which was highlighted by a two-round destruction over Walter Matthysse (26-1), before being stopped by Margarito in their rematch.
Cintron then sandwiched wins over Lovemore Ndou (46-10-1), Alfredo Angulo (15-0) and Juliano Ramos (15-2) around a draw with Sergio Martinez (44-1-1) before dropping fights with world champions Paul Williams and Carlos Molina.
Since 2011, Cintron has gone 8-1-1 with his only loss coming at the hands of Canelo Alvarez, while racking up wins over Antowne Smith (20-2-1), Jonathan Batista (14-1) & Ronald Cuz (20-2).
In his last bout, Cintron fought to a technical draw with David Grayton (15-1) on March 17thin Reading, Pa.
Brunson of Philadelphia has a record of 24-6-2, with 22 knockouts.
The 32 year-old Brunson turned professional in 2005, and started his career with 19 consecutive 1st round knockouts.  Included in that streak was a stoppage over James Morrow (8-1-2).  On October, 14, 2016, Brunson and undefeated Ismael Garcia (10-0) fought to a hard to a draw in Philadelphia.
In his last bout Brunson won an eight-round split decision over Brandon Quarles (18-3-1) on March 11th in Philadelphia.
The six-round co-feature will pit Anthony Burgin (10-3, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia taking on Victor Vasquez (7-3, 3 KO’s) of Yonkers, NY in a super lightweight bout.
Also in an eight-round bout,
Erik Spring (9-1-2, 1 KO) of Reading, Pa. will take on an opponent to be named later in a junior middleweight bout.
In six-round bouts:

Jerome Conquest (7-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA will see action against an opponent to be named in a lightweight bout.

Steven Ortiz (6-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a lightweight fight.

Darryl Bunting (3-1-2, 1 KO) of Asbury Park, NJ will battle Blake Mansfield (4-1-1, 2 KO’s) Raleigh, NC in a middleweight bout.
In four-round bouts:
Colby Madison (4-0, 3 KO) of Baltimore, Md. will square off with Randy Easton (4-9-2, 4 KO’s) of Sunbury, Pa. in a heavyweight tussle.
Brandon Robinson (3-1, 2 KO’s) of Upper Darby, Pa. will take on an opponent to be named in a super middleweight bout.
Nate Rivas (5-2, 2 KO’s) of Berlin, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a junior welterweight bout.
Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50

Carlos Rosario ready for 1st headlining appearance against Josh Davis this Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

1st bout 6:30 PM

Amir Shabazz takes on Antowyan Aikens in a light heavyweight bout
Plus undefeated Tyrone Crawley, Jr., Steven Ortiz and Thomas Velasquez
David Gonzales battles Darius Ervin

Weigh In This Thursday at 5:30 PM at The Stadium Holiday Inn

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Philadelphia, PA (May 17, 2017) – Lightweight Carlos Rosario is ready for his headlining appearance this Friday night when he takes on Josh Davis in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions. (1st bout 6:30 PM; Doors 6 PM)
Rosario of Pennsauken, New Jersey, has a record of 7-1 with four knockouts, and has won seven consecutive since dropping his pro debut. 
“Everything is going great.  I am just winding down, losing the last couple of pounds , and I will be ready on Friday, said Rosario on Tuesday night.
In Davis, he is fighting his toughest opponent, but 26 year-old Rosario is ready for for whatever the Washington, DC native will bring.
“Even though he has an impressive record (10-1, 4 KO’s), I do not know a lot about him.  His record is actually better then mine.  I am fighting at home but I still feel that I am the underdog.  I think this is a fight that could go all eight-rounds, and I am looking forward to that as I have never gone that distance.”
Rosario, who has won seven consecutive fights has been slowly moving up the card and now finds himself in the main event.
“That has not hit me yet that I am the main event fighter.  I just continue to fight and my team has done a good job of finding me the right fights.  I am gaining more confidence with each fight and my opponents continue to get better.”
Rosario has been in the gym since age 10 but did not start to competing until he was 18.  He then embarked on a 28 fight amateur career.
The full-time corrections officer is taking his boxing career one step at a time, but he is seeing improvement in every fight.
“As long as I keep winning, and stay consistent, I can maybe fight for a minor title this year.”
“I hope the fans come out.  I have never been in a bad fight.  Sometimes it’s not about winning.  I want the fans to say that I am one of their favorite fighters to watch.”
In the co-feature, Amir Shabazz (4-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Antowyan Aikens (10-3-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ in a six-round light heavyweight bout.
Also in six-round bouts:
Tyrone Crawley, Jr (6-0) of Philadelphia will take on Juan Rodriguez (7-6, 5 KO’s) of Manasa, Virginia in a lightweight fight.
 
David Gonzales (8-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will look to get back in the win column when he battles Darius Ervin (4-1) of Los Angeles, California in a junior welterweight bout.

Steven Ortiz (5-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Hector Rivera (3-1, 2 KO’s) of San Juan, Puerto Rico in a lightweight bout.

Anthony Burgin (10-3, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a lightweight bout

Thomas Velasquez (8-0, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia will battle Brandon Sanudo (5-3, 2 KO’s) of Baja California, Mexico in a lightweight bout.

In four-round Bouts:
Vincent Floyd (2-2-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will square off with Rafael Montalvo (3-3, 3 KO’s) of St. Clair, PA.
 
Antonio Allen (0-5) will take on Demetrius Williams (0-2) in a battle of Philadelphia based junior welterweights looking for their first win.

Lucas Dos Santos (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Miami, Florida will battle an opponent to be named in a welterweight bout.

Rounding out the card will be a four round junior welterweight bout between Titos Gosalves of Philadelphia (0-1) and pro debuting Gerardo Martinez of Phoenixville, PA.

Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50
THE WEIGH IN WILL BE THIS THURSDAY, MAY 18 AT THE STADIUM HOLIDAY INN AT 5:30 PM

Brooker decisions Riojas in Philadelphia; wins by Conquest, Torres and Nelson; Orapeza defeats McNutt in a war; Beckford upsets Mansfield; Lopez and Baratov fight to a draw

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PHILADELPHIA–This past Friday night, Christopher Brooker won a workmanlike eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Oscar Riojas in a super middleweight bout that highlighted a seven bout card at a jam packed SugarHouse Casino.

The card was promoted by King’s Promotions.

Brooker was very solid throughout as he tried to work on in the inside. In round three, he landed a perfect left hook that drove Riojas into the ropes. Brooker worked inside and was the busier man throughout the contest.

Brooker of Philadelphia won by scores of 78-74 on all cards and is now 12-3. Riojas of Monterrey, Mexico is 14-8-1.

Jerome Conquest put in a solid six-rounds in winning a unanimous decision over Daniel Perales in a super lightweight bout.

Conquest of Philadelphia won by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice, and is now 7-2. Perales of Monterrey, Mexico is 10-10-1.

Henry Beckford scored an upset as he took a  four-round majority decision over previously undefeated Blake Mansfield in a super middleweight contest.

Beckford of Coram, New York won by scores of 58-56 twice and 57-57, and is now 5-6. Mansfield of Burlington, NC is now 5-1-1.

Sam Orapeza literally had to hang on and win a four-round unanimous decision in a cruiserweight bout over Kyle McNutt.

Orapeza dropped McNutt with a perfect straight left in round one, and it looked like it was going to be Orapeza’s 2nd consecutive first round knockout. McNutt gathered himself and had a solid round two. Orapeza took control again in round four, as he scored a hard knockdown and seemed seconds away from finishing the fight. He may have punched himself out as in the last 45 seconds of the bout, McNutt battered and staggered Oarapeza all over the ring. Had the bout been 30 seconds longer, the outcome could very well have been different, but Orapeza of Philadelphia got the nod by the tune of 38-37, 39-35 and 39-36. Orapeza is now 2-0. McNutt of Battle Creek, MI is 1-3.

Jeffrey Torres won a four-round unanimous decision over Kashon Hutchinson in a lightweight bout.

Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 twice for Torres of Philadelphia, who is now 3-0. Hutchinson of Reading, PA is 2-3.

Harold Lopez and Basyzbek Baratov fought to an exciting majority draw in a flyweight bout.

Towards the end of round three, Lopez landed a left to the body that sent Baratov to the canvas.

Lopez of Bethlehem, PA took a card 39-38 and two other scorecards read even at 38-38.

Lopez is 1-0-1. Baratov is 2-1-2.

Chaise Nelson won a four-round unanimous decision over Bryan Perez Nevarez in a featherweight bout.

At the end of round two, Nevarez dropped Nelson with a counter right hook.

Nelson of Dayton, Ohio won by scores of 39-37 and 38-37 twice and is now 5-1. Nevarez of Carolina, Puerto Rico is 2-6-1.

KINGS PROMOTIONS IS BACK THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE 2300 ARENA WITH A TERRIFIC 9-BOUT CARD HEADLINED BY LIGHTWEIGHT’S CARLOS ROSARIO AND JOSHUA DAVIS

King’s Promotions Press Conference Video

Christopher Brooker to take on Oscar Riojas in featured bout This Friday, May 12th at the SugarHouse Casino

Jerome Conquest battles Daniel Perales in co-feature bout

Also seeing action will be undefeated fighters Blake Mansfield, Sam Orapeza, Jeffrey Torres, and Harold Lopez
Jerome Conquest (l) and Christopher Brooker
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Philadelphia, PA. (May 10, 2017) -Below is the video from Tuesday’s King’s Promotions Press Conference at The SugarHouse Casino
On Friday night at the SugarHouse Casino, , super middleweight Christopher Brooker (11-3, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia battles Oscar Riojas (14-7-1, 5 KO’s) of Monterrey, Mexico in a super middleweight bout.
In the co-feature, Jerome Conquest (6-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Daniel Perales (10-9-1, 5 KO’s) of Monterrey, Mexico in a six-round lightweight bout.
Also in a six-round bout:
Blake Mansfield (5-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Burlington, NC will fight Henry Beckford (4-6, 1 KO) of Coram, NY in a super middleweight bout.
In four-round bouts: 
 
Chaise Nelson (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Dayton, Ohio will take on Bryan Perez Nevarez (2-5-1, 1 KO) of Carolina, Puerto Rico in a featherweight bout.

Sam Orapeza (1-0) of Philadelphia battles Kyle McNutt (1-2, 1 KO) of Battle Creek, MI in a cruiserweight affair.
Jeffrey Torres (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Kashon Hutchinson (2-2, 1 KO) in a battle of Keystone State based lightweights.

Harold Lopez (1-0, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA will square off Sergio Aguilar (2-5, 2 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico in a bantamweight fight.

Tickets are on sale for $100, $75, $50,  and can be purchased at SugarHouseBoxing.eventbrite.com

Christopher Brooker talks about being in Canelo Alvarez training camp for Chavez, Jr. bout

Christopher Brooker to take on Oscar Riojas in featured bout on Friday, May 12th at the SugarHouse Casino

Jerome Conquest battles Daniel Perales in co-feature bout

Also seeing action will be undefeated fighters Blake Mansfield, Sam Orapeza, Jeffrey Torres, Isaelin Florian and Harold Lopez

PRESS CONFERENCE, TUESDAY MAY 9TH AT 5 PM AT THE SUGARHOUSE CASINO
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Philadelphia, PA. (May 4, 2017) – Christopher Brooker (11-3, 5 KO’s)will take on Oscar Riojas (14-7-1, 4 KO’s) on Friday, May 12th at The SugarHouse Casino.

The scheduled eight-round super middleweight bout will headline a card promoted by King’s Promotions.

Brooker was summoned to San Diego to help Canelo Alavrez prepare for Saturday’s mega showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr that will take place in Las Vegas.
Being that Brooker is a strong super middleweight, and Chavez having a similar build, it made sense that Brooker would get such a call to help out the Mexican Idol for the much anticipated showdown.
“I went to camp with Canelo in San Diego, and we ran in the mountains at 15,000 feet. I was there close to two weeks and sparred twenty rounds with him,” said Brooker.
“It was a great experience to be around a fighter who is one of the elite fighters in the world.  He is so composed.  I was brought into to pressure him and mimic Chavez, Jr.  Canelo is such an experienced fighter, and I learned so much from him.  He was showing me how to set up my shots, and even certain exercises with my neck.”
Brooker was very impressed with the whole team, and believes that this camp will take him to the next level.
“His team is so professional and down to earth.  I am looking forward to this fight on Saturday.  It will be a good fight.  I was shocked to know that Canelo watched my last fight on ShoBox.  They could tell that I was trying to box more and get a way from my brawling style that I had employed in most of my bouts.  They gave me good advice, and told me not to change who I was when I was having a lot of success as a pressure fighter, and then to mix in the boxing aspect to my game.”
“I needed this.  This will take my to another level.”
Also in a six-round bout:
Blake Mansfield (5-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Burlington, NC will fight Henry Beckford (4-6, 1 KO) of Coram, NY in a super middleweight bout.
In four-round bouts: 
 
Chaise Nelson (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Dayton, Ohio will take on aBryan Perez Nevarez (2-5-1, 1 KO) of Carolina, Puerto Rico in a featherweight bout.

Sam Orapeza (1-0) of Philadelphia battles Kyle McNutt (1-2, 1 KO) of Battle Creek, MI in a cruiserweight affair.
Jeffrey Torres (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Kashon Hutchinson (2-2, 1 KO) in a battle of Keystone State based lightweights.

Isaelin Florian (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will take on an opponent to be named in a bantamweight bout.

Harold Lopez (1-0, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA will square off with an opponent to be named in a bantamweight fight.
THERE WILL BE A PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, MAY 9TH AT THE SUGARHOUSE CASINO BEGINNING AT 5 PM
Tickets are on sale for $100, $75, $50,  and can be purchased at SugarHouseBoxing.eventbrite.com
ABOUT SUGARHOUSE CASINO
SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,700 people, and for six consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and for five straight years a “Top Workplace” by Philly.com. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.