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Unbeaten Prospect Antonio Russell Battles Jamaica’s Rudolph Hedge On On Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, June 28 From Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, PA.

 
Plus! Unbeaten Prospects Chris Colbert & Antonio Dubose Meet as Part Of Full Undercard of Action
 
BETHLEHEM, PA. (June 21, 2016) – Unbeaten prospect Antonio Russell (6-0, 5 KOs) will take on Jamaica’s Rudolph Hedge (10-3-3, 4 KOs) in a six-round super bantamweight showdown as part of Premier Boxing Champions ­TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, June 28 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
The June 28 event is headlined by a lightweight showdown between former title challenger Edner Cherry and quick-fisted contender Lydell Rhodes. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten featherweight Omar Douglas taking on Cuba’s Alexei Collado.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $50, 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.
Additional undercard action features unbeaten Brooklyn-prospect Chris Colbert taking on fellow unbeaten Antonio Dubose of Philadelphia in a six-round super bantamweight bout, unbeaten Philadelphia-prospect Milton Santiago against veteran Osumanu Akaba in an eight-round super lightweight attraction, local heavyweight Eric Newell in a four-round bout against Randy Easton and the pro debut of Philadelphia’sYurik Mamedov in a four-round welterweight bout.
Rounding out the night of fights Maryland-prospect Mykal Fox in a six-round super lightweight bout against Puerto Rico’s Jose Valderrama Yonkers-native Victor Vasquez against Philadelphia’s Seifullah Jihad Wise in a six-round lightweight battle and unbeaten Washington, D.C. prospect Marcus Bates in a bantamweight bout against Bennie Culpepper.
 
Twice a National Golden Gloves runner up, Russell won the national championship in 2013 and he now looks to follow in the footsteps of his older brother and current 126-pound world champion Gary. The 23-year-old fighting out of Washington, D.C. turned pro in 2015 and delivered five victories before making his 2-16 debut in April with a stoppage of Alberto Serna. He will take on Kingston, Jamaica’s Hedge who made his U.S. debut in May.
 
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King’s Promotions signs 10 fighters to promotional contracts

Kings Promotions signs undefeated fighters Antowyan Aikens, Mykal Fox, Terrance Williams, Junior Castillo, David Gonzales, Wesley Triplett plus Thomas Snow, Carlos Rosario, Roberto Irizarry & Victor Vasquez to promotional contracts
Reading, PA (October 29, 2015)–Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions is proud to announce the signing of ten top prospects to promotional contracts.

In the fold, are undefeated fighter’s Super Middleweight Antowyan Aikens, Lightweight Mykal Fox, Super Middleweight Terrance Williams, Super WelterweightJunior Castillo, Super Lightweight David Gonzales, Heavyweight Wesley Triplettplus Super Bantamweight Thomas Snow, Lightweight Carlos Rosario, Featherweight Roberto Irizarry, & Lightweight Victor Vasquez.

“We are very excited about this group of fighters that we have added to our roster.  We have promoted more shows then anybody in the country this year, and we will continue at that pace.  Because of that, I am able to promise opportunities to fighters who fight under the King’s Promotions banner,” said King’s Promotions CEO Marshall Kauffman.

Aikens of Atlantic City, New Jersey has a record of 10-0 with 1 knockout.  The 26 year-old turned professional in 2011 and has a win over previously undefeated Sherman Artis (2-0).  Aikens is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision over Edgar Perez on May 22nd in Atlantic City.

Fox of 7-0 with 2 knockouts.  The freakishly tall 6’3 1/2 ” Lightweight is just 19 years-old.  He turned professional in 2014.  The Forestville, Maryland native is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Castillo on July 18th in Washington, D.C.

Williams of Harrisburg, PA has a record of 4-0 with 1 knockout.  Williams, 32 years-old, turned professional in 2012 and is coming off a 4-round unanimous decision over Eddie Gates on November 22, 2014.

Castillo was a 2012 Olympian from the Dominican Republic.   Castillo turned professional in 2013 and has knocked out all 7 opponents with the latest being a 1st round stoppage over Jesus Pascual on August 9, 2014 in the Dominican Republic.
Gonzales of Philadelphia has a record of 6-0-2 with one knockout.  The 25 year-old turned professional in 2012 is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision over Ryan Belasco on October 2nd in Philadelphia.
Triplett of boxing rich Youngstown, Ohio has a record of 2-0 with one knockout. He is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Frank Barnes on April 18 in Campbell. Ohio.

Snow of Capitol Heights, Maryland is a 10 year professional.  He won his first 10 fights which has catapulted him to a record of 17-2  with 11 knockouts.  In his last bout, Snow stopped Christopher Sanchez in the 1st round of a bout that took place onMarch 6th.
Rosario of Pennsauken, New Jersey has a record of 3-1 with two knockouts.  The 25 year-old has won three in a row since dropping his pro debut in 2014. He has wins over Eliezer Mendez Garcia (1-0) and his last bout when he stopped Korey Sloane in three rounds on September 19, 2015 in Chester, PA.
Irizarry of Cherry Hill, New Jersey has a record of 3-1-1.  The 23 year-old is looking to rebound from his first pro defeat when he takes on Eliezer Mendez Garcia on November 20 in Philadelphia, PA.
Vasquez of Yonkers, New York has a record of 4-1 with two knockouts.  He has been a pro since 2014 and has won three in a row.  In his last bout, Vasquez stopped previously undefeated Bienvenido Diaz (2-0)in three rounds on September 10 in Westbury, New York

VICTOR VASQUEZ-TYRELL SAMUEL BOUT TOPS OCT. 2 PRELIMS AT PUERTO RICAN CLASSIC IN PHILLY

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Philadelphia, PA – Popular lightweight Victor Vasquez, of Philadelphia, hopes to extend his modest three-fight winning streak when he takes on Tyrell Samuel, of Baltimore, MD, in the six-round semifinal as part of the Puerto Rican Boxing Classic on Friday evening, Oct. 2, at the 2300 Arena at 2300 South Swanson Street.
Headlining the seven-bout card is an eight-round junior lightweight contest between world-rated Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, and Jorge Pazos, of Chumuchil, Mexico. First fight starts at 7pm.
Vasquez (above left), 32, has won three straight at the 2300 Arena, stopping Jose L. Guzman, of The Bronx, and Osnel Charles, of Atlantic City, and earning a six-round decision over Gerald Smith, of Philadelphia.
Vasquez is known as the Fighting Barber since he works in that profession atConsider It Done in North Philadelphia.

A pro boxer since 2006, Vasquez has a record of 19-9-1, 9 K0s.
Samuel (above right), 33, has been fighting as a pro even longer, having turned pro in 2005 and winning his first nine fights. He has beaten Gustavo Dailey, of Philadelphia,Joey Tiberi, of Newark, DE, and Carlos Vinan, of Newark, NJ.

In his most ambitious starts, Samuel dropped decisions to Eric Hunter, of Philadelphia, over eight rounds, and to Dorin Spivey, of Virginia Beach, VA, over 10 rounds.
Junior middleweight Ismael “Tito” Garcia, of Vineland, NJ, considered by boxing insiders to be one of the best prospects in the area, goes against Yusmani Abreu, of Cuba, in a six-round match.
Garcia, 28, has been plagued by inactivity since turning pro in 2010 and has boxed only nine times in more than five years, winning eight-four by knockout-and fighting one No Contest.

In his last fight May 8 at the 2300 Arena, Garcia knocked out Tommy Ayers, of Cincinnati, OH, in the first round.

Abreu, 35 now living in Las Vegas, NV, is a solid fighter with a poor record (4-11-2). The combined record of his 17 opponents is 95-21-5 and he turned pro in 2005 in Mexico against Gilberto Flores Hernandez, who was left-handed and 12-4 at the time. Abreu has boxed nine men who were undefeated.

A third six-rounder features a rematch between junior welterweights David 
Gonzales, of Philadelphia, and Ryan Belasco, of Wilmington, DE. They boxed a six-round draw on May 8 in the same ring.
Gonzales, 25, is 5-0-2,1K0. Belasco, 31, is 18-6-5, 3 K0s.

Three additional four-rounders complete the card: Edgar Cortes, of Vineland, NJ, vs.Antonio Conigliaro, St. Clair, PA, super bantamweights; Scott Kelleher, Philadelphia, vs. Alberto Manuykan, Union City, NJ, junior welterweights; Avery Sparrow, Philadelphia, vs. tba, lightweights.

The seven-bout fight card figures to attract a sold-out crowd.

From bantamweight Sixto Escobar, who became the first Puerto Rican world champion in 1935, to current title-holder Danny Garcia, of Philadelphia, Puerto Ricans have had a long and storied history in boxing.

Among area fighters looking to display their talents on the Oct. 2 card are local Puerto Rican fighters from Philadelphia and New Jersey. Many of them bring a loyal following to their fights.

In addition, invitations to attend and sign autographs will be sent to outstanding Puerto Rican fighters up and down the East Coast.
About Oct. 2

The Inaugural Puerto Rican Boxing Classic, featuring seven bouts, begins at 7pm at the 2300 Arena at 2300 South Swanson Street in South Philadelphia.  Doors open at6 pm.  The Oct. 2 event is being sponsored by Parx Casino, DonQ Rum, The Penthouse Club, Lyrics Lounge, Nationwide Auto Warranties and Cricket Wireless. The card will be streamed live by www.gofightlive.tv   and on a delayed basis by Comcast SportsNet.  Tickets are $50 and $75 and can be purchased by calling Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and Wanamaker’s Tickets ( 215-568-2400 ).  Tickets also can be purchased online at www.peltzboxing.com and www.wanatix.com

.  The Oct. 2 card is promoted by Peltz Boxing, Top Rank, Joe Hand Promotions and BAM Boxing.

About Oct. 4
 
 The Puerto Rican Day Parade is the Crown Jewel of the Puerto Rican Festival every year in Philadelphia.  It is a showcase of Puerto Rican and Latin culture.  The Parade begins Sunday morning, Oct. 4, at the Eakins Oval in center city and continues throughout the day along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with music, concerts and vendors selling their wares.  City officials expect more than 5,000 people to attend.  The Parade, one of the first of its kind to be televised, will be aired on ABC-TV locally and on Univision nationally 

Undefeated Jr. Lightweight Bienvenido Diaz to take on Victor Vasquez tonight at the Space at Westbury in Westbury, NY

Westbury, NY (September 10, 2015) – Tonight at the Space at Westbury in Westbury, New York, one of the newest members of the GH3 Promotions stable, undefeated Jr. Lightweight Bienvenido Diaz will take on Victor Vasquez in a bout scheduled for 4-rounds.

Diaz of Prospect Park, New Jersey was a late starter in boxing after a stint in Mixed Martial Arts, but has found the sweet science to be his calling.

Diaz, 2-0 with both wins coming via knockout, takes on Vasquez (3-1, 1 KO) of Yonkers, New York.

Diaz did not have much film on Vasquez, but he will come into the ring with a solid gameplan.

“Camp was great. I had great sparring and am prepared for this fight. I reall do not know much on Vasquez other than then he is tall. I am sure he will try to keep me at a distance, but I have been working on getting close,” said the 26 year-old Diaz.

Although Diaz has fought on GH3 Promotions cards in the past, this will be the first fight for Diaz as a signed fighter to the growing roster of Vito Mielnicki’s company.

“It is great to work with GH3 Promotions. Vito is a good guy and he has treated me well.”

“I am a former MMA fighter in the amateurs. I switched to boxing when my opponents continued to grab me as I tried to throw a punch. That is when I decided to box. I know that on Thursday, it will be a real exciting fight. I go in with the mindset that If I was a paying customer, I would not want to see a boring fight, so I give the give the fans what they want to see.

Diaz is managed by Pete Festa and Phil Shevack. He is trained by Aroz “Terrific” Gist.

Festa wants people to know that this isn’t the average MMA fighter turned boxer.

“Bienvenido is a great kid who unlike most of the fighters who switch sports, has learned his craft and continues to improve as a boxer. We always knew he can punch. He has improved dramatically with his boxing ability. I am looking to see the improvement on how his boxing ability sets up his power shots.”

Said GH3 Promotions president, Vito Mielnicki, “like all the GH3 fighters, we will move him aggressively. We have Diaz on September 26th and November 12th. He will be moved rapidly to see what he has. He is a solid kid.”

GH3 Promotions features undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas, Super Middleweight’s Jerry Odom & Derrick Webster, undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez as well as Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight Champion John Thompson, Jr., undefeated Welterweight’s Jerrell Harris & Keenan Smith,undefeated Super lightweight Bienvenido Diaz, Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell, Jr. Lightweight O’Shanique Foster & Super Middleweight Andrew Hernandez to the GH3 Promotions stable.