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GH3 Promotions signs Heavyweight prospect Ronald Hines

Nutley, NJ (Feb. 12, 2018)–GH3 Promotions has signed Heavyweight prospect Ronald Hines.
Hines, 22 of Cleveland, Ohio is managed by former NFL Defensive End, Ray Edwards.
The 6’6″ Hines, began boxing at at the age of nine, as he was already involved in Karate, his dad took him to the boxing gym where he met his eventual trainer Push Davis.
Hines had an amateur career that saw him go 67-7, and he won the National Silver Gloves and the National Junior Olympics.
“I feel great signing with GH3 Promotions, they are a promotional outfit that can open doors for me,” said Hines.  “I met Vito Mielnicki and GH3 is more of a family atmosphere, and I like that.”
“I am fortunate to have Ray Edwards on my team.  He has been there and done that in football.  He has been through all situations, and he can help mentor me through whatever comes my way.”
Hines ran into some trouble as he was preparing for the U.S. National Tournament, and he will be returning to the ring after a brief absence.
“That was a minor setback for a major comeback.  I have learned not to let petty things get in the way.  I am extremely focused, and I am where I need to be.”
GH3 Promotions, Vito Mielncki is enthusiastic about his new heavyweight prospect.
“Ronald is a pure puncher who has good boxing ability.  He is 235 pounds, and he is just a kid at 22 years old.  I am going to get him with strength and conditioning coach Freddy Caruso and turn him pro in May.  I am looking to get him 7-10 fights over the next 12 months, and seven more fights in the 2nd year.  He will be learning on the job.”
In Edwards, Hines has a mentor who has taken great interest in his 22 year-old fighter.
“I am excited to be involved in Ronald’s career,” said Edwards.  “He has crazy upside.  He hit some stumbling blocks, but he has a 2nd chance, and I am happy to see him through this journey.  He has dedication to take him to the top of the world.  I know he will grow from his experience, and I can help guide him and give him the info that will help him be successful.  I want to help him keep focused which will not deter him from the path that was set for him.”

Demetrius Andrade to be Ringside at Saunders – Lemieux Tonight on HBO World Championship Boxing®

   

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White Plains, NY/Philadelphia, PA — Undefeated, two-time world champion Demetrius Andrade will be ringside for the WBO World Middleweight Title bout between undefeated champion Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux.
Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) made his middleweight debut on October 21st with an impressive 12-round unanimous decision over Alantez Fox and will be looking at the winner of the title fight as a possible opponent in the near future.
“I am looking forward to seeing a good fight.  A boxer in Saunders against a banger in Lemieux.  I am excited to be ringside for the fight, and may the best man win.  The winner of the fight is a world champion, and I just want to fight the best fighters in the middleweight division.”
Andrade of Providence, Rhode Island is ranked number-3 by the WBO, number-7 by the WBC, number-3 by the WBA, and number-7 by the IBF.
Andrade is co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
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GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki excited for Antoine Douglas opportunity this Saturday against Gary O’Sullivan on HBO World Championship Boxing®

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Nutley, NJ (December 15, 2017)–This Saturday night world-ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas (22-1-1, 16 KOs) will make his HBO debut when he takes on Gary O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) in the co-feature bout of an HBO World Championship Boxing®  tripleheader from Laval, Quebec, Canada.
The main of event will pit undefeated WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders defending his title against Canadian knockout artist David Lemieux.
Douglas and O’Sullivan will battle for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight title as well as Douglas defending his NABA Middleweight title with the winner moving up the line to face the winner of the main event.
Douglas’ longtime promoter GH3 Promotions’ Vito Mielnicki is excited about the opportunity that his fighter has not only on Saturday, but going forward with a new alliance with Golden Boy Promotions.
“Antoine had an awesome training camp.  He trained not far from our offices in New Jersey, and I was able to visit him often, and he looks tremendous,” said Mielnicki.
“We know Gary O’Sullivan is a tough competitor, and Antoine knows that he has to perform on HBO this Saturday.  This has been a long process, but now we have a multi-fight agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, so the prospect of major fights are clearly in his sight.”
Saunders vs. Lemieux, a 12-round fight for the Saunders’ WBO World Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management in association with Frank Warren. Douglas vs. O’Sullivan is a 10-round fight for the WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management in association with GH3 Promotions and Murphy’s Boxing. Seldin vs. Ulysse, Jr. is a 10-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Eye of The Tiger Management and Star Boxing. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:40 p.m. ET/PT.

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World Ranked Middleweight Antoine Douglas returns with a 5th round stoppage over Pablo Munguia in Charenton, Louisiana

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Nutley, NJ (March 14, 2017) – World ranked middleweight Antoine Douglas returned to action after a year layoff by stopping Pablo Munguia in the 5th round in a scheduled six-round bout in Charenton, Louisiana.

Douglas of Washington, D.C. was making his first start since March 5, 2016 got back in the win column.
The 24 year-old raised his mark to 20-1-1 with 14 knockouts, and is ranked number-12 by the WBC,
Douglas is promoted by GH3 Promotions.
“This was a good way to comeback for Antoine,”  said GH3 Promotions promoter Vito Mielnicki.
“We wanted to bring him back in March.  Antoine has been fighting regularly since he was 11 years-old, so the layoff was needed and good.  We moved him fast as he fought 21 times in 4 years.  It was the first time that he was able to take a step back.  Despite what happened in his fight with Khurtzsidze, we still believe is a future world champion.  The fight with Khurtsidze was a learning experience for all of us, from he fighter to the trainers to me the promoter.  This whole thing should be about Antoine Douglas and no one else.  He is still just 24 years old and his best boxing is ahead of him.  We will have him in a few more of these learning fights, and then look for him to be back knocking on a big fight by August.”
“We have a good team around him with his trainers Dennis Porter, Kevin Smalls and Kay Koroma. We just added Joseph Karoma as the strength and conditioning coach.”
“I want to thank Greg Cohen for help getting us on the card in Louisiana.”
Douglas will be back in on action on March 27th, in the Dominican Republic, when he takes on Eduardo Mercedes (32-16, 27 KO’s) for the WBC Fecarbox title.

GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Heavyweight Ray Edwards

Nutley, NJ (August 29, 2016) – GH3 Promotions is honored to announce the signing of undefeated heavyweight Ray Edwards to an exclusive promotional contract.
Edwards of Cincinnati, Ohio has a perfect mark of 11-0-1 with seven knockouts.
After a successful seven-year career as a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, Edwards has made professional boxing his full-time occupation.
The 31 year-old Edwards actually turned professional May 20, 2011 when the NFL players were entrenched in a lockout.
“Ray has shown that he has the physical tools to become a top heavyweight,” said GH3 Promotions CEO Vito Mielnicki.
“He has a ton of upside and with heavyweights, there is a chance to become a star very quickly here in the States.  I think that because he has competed at a high level in the NFL, he has a chance to do that in boxing.  We are looking to get him three fights before the end of the year.  He is 6’6 255 lbs. and we will move him like like most heavyweights,  steady but right and no rush.  He will be at the top when it’s time. He is class act, well spoken and when he walks in a room u see his presence.
“I always loved boxing.  I started doing in at as an off-season workout and just really enjoyed it,” said Edwards.
In his pro debut, Edwards won a four-round unanimous decision over Tyrone Gibson in Hinckley, Minnesota..
Edwards, who did not have an amateur fight, has increased his level of opposition and is coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Steven Tyner on August 26 in Minneapolis.
“It is a big deal for me to sign with GH3 Promotions,” continued Edwards.  “Vito Mielnicki has a good stable with Antoine Douglas and Jerry Odom and this is the type of step I was looking for.”
Because Edwards was known for his prowess on the gridiron, his transition into the ring was not taken seriously.
“I was looked down upon because I was a football player.  I have the right team around that will help develop my style.  I have been in camp wiith (WBC Heavyweight champion) Deontay Wilder and I held my own, and I have confidence in myself.”
In what he thinks his move from the NFL to boxing can help persuade kids to start boxing, where in the recent past, a lot of the good young athletes have chosen other sports.
“I can help kids be passionate about boxing.  Kids haven’t dedicated themselves and learned their crafts.  People just see the finished products of fighters.  I don’t listen to the negative comments and have good people around me.”
“I just want to stay busy and keep winning.  Let me be great.  In do time, people will see the finished product.”
In what playing at the highest level of professional sports, he can take into boxing, Edwards notes, “I played defensive line and I was focused on the ball.  So I have learned to tune things out.  It’s that tunnel vision that playing in front of 100,000 people, you learn that.  Not to listen to the crowd and stay focused.”
When asked if what his former NFL fraternity thinks of his move to boxing, Edwards stated, “I still get support from my friends in the league.  They are always asking when and where I am fighting, so I feel when the fights get higher profile, It will become a really big thing.”

Said Edwards trainer Kennie Johnson, “He is developing into a good
fighter.  We started out with a guy who had a great physical presence, but he has been a fast learner and now it is time for people to see that.  He is coming along well and when the competition steps up, we will see that he is a quality fighter.  He is the hardest worker that I ever seen in the forty years that I have been around the sport.”
Edwards is managed by Chances Aurelius, who said, “Vito Mielnicki is a good guy and I am happy to be on board with GH3 Promotions.  I think we will do big things together.”

Edwards will fight on September 15 against an opponent to be named in Philadelphia.  The bout will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
GH3 Promotions features Middleweight Antoine Douglas, Super Middleweight’s Jerry Odom & Ronald Ellis, undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez as well as Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight Champion John Thompson, Jr., undefeated Welterweight’s Kenneth Sims Jr., Jerrell Harris, Arturo Trujillo & Keenan Smith, Heavyweight Ray Edwards,  Lightweight O’Shaquie Foster, Jr. Lightweight O’Shaquie Foster, Bantamweight’s Brent Venagas & LeRoy Davilla to the GH3 Promotions stable.

      GH3 Promotions signs Bantamweight LeRoy Davila

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Nutley, NJ (March 11, 2016) – GH3 Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of Bantamweight prospect LeRoy Davila to an exclusive promotional contract.

Davila, 27 years-old of New Brunswick, New Jersey is the latest prospect o sign with Vito Mielnicki’s growing promotional stable.
“I fought at 108 pounds as an amateur but I will turn pro 118.  I had 60 amateur fights,” said Davila.
“I feel I fit in with GH3 Promotions.  I know a couple of their fighters personally and they are cool guys.  Hopefully I will turn pro in June.  I am here to make a statement.  I am a counter puncher but I can fight any style.”
Said GH3 Promotions Vito Mielnicki, “I am very happy to have signed Leroy.  He is a very talented fighter who I have watched very closely over the past couple of years.  Being that he is from New Jersey, I have watched him grow as a fighter and I believe that he will be a contender in the Bantamweight division.”
Davila is managed by Pete Festa (AR3 Management)
Leroy Davila
Leroy Davila
GH3 Promotions features undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas, Super Middleweight’s Jerry Odom & Ronald Ellis, undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez as well as Boxcino 2015 Jr. Middleweight Champion John Thompson, Jr., undefeated Welterweight’s Hector Frometa, Jerrell Harris & Keenan Smith, , Jr. Lightweight O’Shaquie Foster & Super Middleweight Andrew Hernandez to the GH3 Promotions stable.

ANTOINE DOUGLAS PUTS UNBEATEN RECORD ON THE LINE AGAINST LES SHERRINGTON IN MAIN EVENT OFSHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION QUADRUPLEHEADER

 

Friday, Nov. 6 From Downtown Las Vegas Event Center

Live on SHOWTIME® At 10 p.m. ET/PT

 

NEW YORK (Oct. 22, 2015) – Unbeaten rising star Antoine “Action” Douglas will fight on ShoBox: The New Generation for a fifth time when he takes on Les “Lock N Load” Sherrington in a clash of world-ranked middleweights in the main event of aquadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) onFriday, Nov. 6, at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), across from the D Las Vegas in iconic Downtown Las Vegas.

 

The popular prospect-oriented boxing series premiered in July 2001 and has produced 63 world champions to date. Antoine’s fifth ShoBox appearance will tie him with eight other fighters for second place on the all-time list (the ShoBox appearance record is held by Chris Avalos with six appearances). All of the fighters with five or more ShoBox appearances went on to challenge for a world title, five triumphed –Andre Ward, Ishe Smith, Robert Guerrero, Kendall Holt and Badou Jack—and three fell short –Avalos, Mike Arnaoutis and Sechew Powell. A sixth five-time Shobox participant, Lateef Kayode, is scheduled to challenge WBA Cruiserweight World Champion Denis Lebedec on Nov. 4.

 

Douglas, of Burke, Va., is the WBA’s ninth-ranked contender. He will enter the 10-round bout for the WBA and WBO International 160-pound titles with a record of 18-0-1, 12 KOs. Australia’s Sherrington, the WBA’s No. 12th-rated contender, is 35-7, 30 KOs.

 

“Douglas has been consistently entertaining throughout his fights on ShoBox and is fighting another older, more-experienced opponent once again,’’ said ShoBox expert analyst Steve Farhood. “Part of the satisfaction of watching fighters develop on ShoBoxis seeing them graduate to contender status. Douglas is just about at that point; he is taking his final classes.’’

 

The 10-round ShoBox co-feature will match former international amateur standout and 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Ukrainian southpaw Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (12-0, 8 KOs), of Los Angeles, Calif. against experienced Aslanbek Kozaev (26-1-1, 7 KOs), of Vladikavkaz, Russia, in a welterweight bout.

 

Two eight-rounders will round out the four-fight telecast: southpaw “Killa” Keenan Smith(8-0, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia battles Benjamin “Da Blaxican” Whitaker (10-1, 2 KOs) of San Antonio in a super lightweight scrap and O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster (8-0, 5 KOs) of Orange, Texas, confronts “Tsunami Sam” Teah (6-1, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia in a lightweight match.

 

All but Douglas will be making their ShoBox debuts in an event promoted by GH3 Promotions and Banner Promotions. All eight boxers will be fighting in Las Vegas for the first time. Tickets are priced at $100.50, $75.50, $40.50, $25.50 and $20.50 and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Douglas, 23, has been impressive in four consecutive victories since he boxed a draw with former world title challenger Michel Soro in an eight-rounder that was part of the 200th ShoBox telecast on July 25, 2014. Douglas has won his last two starts by knockout: on July 17, a third-round TKO over Istvan Szili and on March 13, a sixth-round TKO overThomas LaManna.

“This is a very good matchup for me,’’ said Douglas. “I feel I’m in the right place on my career. I want to move up the ranks and earn a title shot.

 

“I have seen Sherrington and he is tall and long. He likes to fight on the inside. He has lost to Sam Soliman. I’ve been in camp with Soliman and he’s not a big puncher.

 

“This is my first fight in Las Vegas, I’m very excited. Las Vegas is the boxing mecca of the world. This is a huge step up for me.”

 

Douglas, a top amateur who made it to the 2011 U.S. Olympic Trials, has been extremely active since turning pro in October 2012. He fought twice in 2012, nine times in ’13, six times in ’14 and this would be his third start this year.

 

Sherrington of Burleigh, Gold Coast, Australia, will be fighting outside of his native land for the first time in this, his U.S. and 2015 debuts. He’s won two in a row and is 8-1 in his last nine fights, the loss coming to former IBF World Middleweight Champion Soliman in December 2013.

 

Since the bitter defeat to Soliman that knocked him out of the world rankings, Sherrington has been looking to redeem himself in a major matchup in a major stage. This is his opportunity.

 

“This fight is something I have been waiting my whole career for and I plan on giving it my best shot,’’ he said. “I can’t wait to get over to America and showcase my skills. Fighting top-tier fighters is all I’ve ever asked.’’

 

The well-conditioned 6-foot, 33-year-old Sherrington turned his career around after losing his pro debut in April 2002 and going 4-3 in his first seven starts. Since March 2006, he’s 25-3 while winning several minor titles. In his last start on Dec. 2014 he captured the WBA Oceania Middleweight Title with a shutout 10-round decision over Samir Santos Barbosa.

 

Taras Shelestyuk made his debut at the late age of 27. A prospect at 147 pounds, he was an amateur standout (195-15) in Ukraine with extensive international experience. He was the Gold Medalist at the 2011 World Championships and a Bronze Medalist at the 2012 Olympics, both at 152 pounds.

 

The 5-foot-10 29-year-old, who was born in Makeevka, Ukraine, is trained by International Boxing Hall of Famer, Freddie, Roach. Shelestyuk is a lefthander with solid skills, movement and punching power who has exclusively campaigned in the United States since turning pro in March 2013. He went 6-0 in 2013, 3-0 in 2014, and is 3-0 this year. He’s coming off a unanimous eight-round decision over Juan Rodriguez last April 3 in Ontario, Calif. He’s gone eight rounds twice.

 

Regarding his nickname, Shelestyuk said, “My nickname is ‘Real Deal,’ and it means that I prove what I say in the business that I do.”

 

Kozaev, 29, 5-foot-7, is making his 2015 debut and fifth U.S. start. He won his first two before losing his outing before last on a 12-round decision to prospect Ray Robinson in an NABO welterweight title fight on Feb. 21, 2014. He’s short for the welterweight class and is spotting Shelestyuk 3 ½ inches in height.

 

Smith, the 2008 National Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion and a 2007 Junior Olympic National Champion, turned pro in April 2010—at 130 pounds.

The 5-foot-7, 25-year-old will be making his fourth start of the year after fighting just one time in both 2012 and 2011. He’s won two of his three fights in 2015 by knockout, including any easy second-round knockout over Lavell Hadley last Aug. 15 in Atlantic City. This will be his second fight since signing with GH3 Promotions and his first since his mother died in late September.

“This has been a rough training camp as my mom passed away and we had the funeral on Sept. 29,’’ Smith said. “Going through that is extra motivating and I am dedicating this fight to her. I am excited to be in my first television bout. I can’t wait for Nov. 6.”

Smith went 72-4 in the amateurs. Two of the victories came against current world-ranked contender Amir Imam.

 

Whitaker, a 5-foot-9, 31-year-old, has fought in Texas in all but one of his fights. He’s been impressive in his three fights this year, winning them all by clear and convincing eight-round decisions.

 

Whitaker produced a career-best victory two outings ago when he soundly out-tallied previously undefeated knockout artist and local favorite, Skender Halili. Also, Whitaker captured the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) and U.S.A. Texas State Super Welterweight titles by outpointing Rodolfo Gomez on Jan. 16 in Laredo.

 

“Talk is cheap, this fight is going to be a war,’’ said Whitaker, a three-year pro who was victorious in his first seven pro fights and also owns a win over previously undefeatedFelipe Rivas. “He wants to keep his undefeated record but I am trying to get to where I want to be.”

 

Foster, 22, will be making his eight-round debut. A pro since August 2012, he’s made short work of his last two opponents, scoring opening-round knockouts over Darius Jackson (1:03) and Frank Jordan (1:26) on Sept. 26 and Aug. 22, respectively.

 

“It is going to be a great fight. I am glad for the opportunity,’’ said Foster, who’s been brought along carefully after a 100-plus amateur career in which he advanced to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Games Trials where he lost to unbeaten pro prospect, Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz.

 

“I have been training really hard. I have looked at Teah and he throws a lot of wide and wild punches. I am looking forward to fighting in Las Vegas.’’

 

The 2011 Houston Golden Gloves and 2010 PAL National Champion, Foster was a five-time Ringside National Champion and two-time National Junior Golden Gloves Champion.

 

Teah, 28, a lightweight, will also be making his eight-round debut. All seven of his previous starts have been scheduled for four rounds. Since suffering his lone setback on a majority four-round decision to undefeated Laviasas Williams on July 25, 2014, Teah has won two in a row, both on shutout four-round decisions, including a 40-36 whitewash againstRaymond Velez in his lone start this year on July 17.

 

Barry Tompkins will call the ShoBox action from ringside with Farhood and former world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. The executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips directing.

 

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About ShoBox: The New Generation
Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series,ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBoxphilosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. Some of the growing list of the 63 fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Andre Ward, Deontay Wilder, Erislandy Lara, Shawn Porter, Gary Russell Jr., Lamont Peterson, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Omar Figueroa, Nonito Donaire, Devon Alexander, Carl Froch, Robert Guerrero, Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Juan Manuel Lopez, Chad Dawson, Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams and more.

 

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Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue is also the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

GH3 Promotions signs Cuban amateur standout Hector Frometa to promotional contract

Will make pro debut on November 6th in Las Vegas

Nutley, New Jersey (October 20, 2015) – Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of Welterweight Hector Frometa to an exclusive promotional contract.

Frometa of Cuba had an outstanding amateur career as he amassed a record of 195-22 for the most distinguished amateur program in the world.
He has traveled the world and has won many amateur tournaments.
“We are excited to add Hector to our stable,”said GH3 Promotions president, Vito Mielnicki.  “He comes from the great Cuban amateur system and with that pedigree and his hunger to be great, we feel we have added another top prospect to the company.”
“I am very blessed and happy to be with GH3 Promotions. I am very thankful and I am 150% focused in becoming a world champion,” said Frometa.
Frometa has been called a good boxer who is aggressive.
Frometa will make his pro debut on November 6th on the off-tv portion of a ShoBox: The New Generation show in Las Vegas.
“I am so happy that my first fight will be in Las Vegas.  I will be able to show my skills in front of the best boxing people in the world.”
The 2-time Cuban National champion has been in the United States for three months and excited to be in his adopted home of Miami.
“It was tough in Cuba.  It was hard to live there.  I had to fight like a dog just to get to the United States.  I will make the most of this great opportunity.  I consider myself a real student of boxing as I eat, drink and sleep the sport.”
“I just want to say that a storm is coming.  I plan to take over the 147-pound division and show why Cuban boxers are the best,” finished the 24 year-old Frometa.
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, Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell, Jr. Lightweight O’Shanique Foster & Super Middleweight Andrew Hernandez to the GH3 Promotions stable.

GH3 Promotions developing into a promotional powerhouse

New Jersey based promotion to have 1st world title bout in October plus fighter’s to appear on national television

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Nutley, NJ (September 21, 2015) – in just three years, Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions has become one of the top promoters in the United States.

In the next month, Mielnicki will see the fruits of his hard work as he will have his first fighter compete in a world title bout when WBO number-five ranked John Thompson (17-1, 6 KO’s) takes on Liam Smith on October 10 for the vacant WBO Jr. Middleweight title in Manchester, England.

“It is only fitting that it is John that gets the first opportunity because he was the first fighter I signed and I am ecstatic for him to be getting the chance at the world title,”said Mielnicki. “Camp is going terrific down in Virginia and John is eagerly waiting for October 10.”

Thompson will not be the only fighter under the GH3 banner to be seen in high profile bouts.

On October 23, Light Heavyweight, Lavarn Harvell (15-1, 10 KO’s) of Atlantic City will be taking on Samuel Clarkson as part of the televised ShoBox: The New Generation card.

Harvell has joined Thompson in Virginia for training camp.

On November 6, GH3 Promotions will stage a ShoBox card that will feature the popular and undefeated Middleweight WBA number-9 ranked Antoine Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KO’s) taking WBA number-12 ranked Les Sherrington (35-7, 19 KO’s) for the WBA Intercontinental title.

The fight will mark the fifth ShoBox appearance for Douglas, who is also ranked number-10 by the WBO, and number-15 by the IBF

Douglas is currently training in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

With a win over Sherrington, Douglas will be inching closer to a world title opportunity.

On the same ShoBox card, GH3 Promotions prospects O’Shanique Foster and Keenan Smith will make their national television debuts.

Foster (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Orange, Texas will take on Samuel Teah (7-1, 2 KO’s) in a Lightweight battle while Smith (8-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia battles Benjamin Whitaker (10-1, 2 KO’s) in a Welterweight clash.

Fighting off-tv that night will be undefeated Super Bantamweight, Adam Lopez (13-0, 6 KO’s) of San Antonio, Texas.

Lopez is currently ranked number-10 by the WBA on the strength of two exciting wins on ShoBox in 2015.

GH3 Promotions is closing the final quarter of 2015 very strong as it looks towards 2016 for all of it’s established talent to be fighting for regional belts that will move them up the rankings and in position for world title opportunities.

“I am very proud of what we have accomplished in a very short time. This could not have been done without people like Kay Koroma. Kay has helped us lock down all of the top talent in the country. He has deep roots behind the scenes. In the past year, Kay and I have added Ricardo Rizzo as an adviser to our company. Ricardo has over 40 years of experience in the industry and has been a great sounding board for advice to GH3 Promotions,” said Mielnicki.

Going forward, GH3 Promotions has resigned undefeated Bantamweight Glenn Dezurn Jr. (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Baltimore, Maryland

GH3 Promotions will be moving it’s operations as it is on the verge of closing in on a building in Belleville, New Jersey which will house both it’s offices and a state of the art gym for it’s local amateurs and professionals to work out.

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, Heavyweight Natu Visinia, Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell, Jr. Lightweight O’Shanique Foster & Super Middleweight Andrew Hernandez to the GH3 Promotions stable.

GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Jr. Welterweight Keenan Smith

Nutley, NJ (August 7, 2015) – GH3 Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated Jr. Welterweight Keenan Smith to an exclusive promotional contract.
Smith of Philadelphia has a record of 7-0 with 2 knockouts.
Smith turned pro in 2009 and is regarded as a highly skilled professional.
“It’s a pleasure to sign with GH3 Promotions.  I like the way they move their fighters and they are starting to do big things and I feel I fit in with that,” said Smith.
“I like the way Vito Mielnicki operates.  They have been getting a lot of television dates and I look forward to showcasing my skills throughout the country.”
Smith was 72-4 as an amateur and was a National Golden Gloves champion as well as a Jr. Olympic Olympic champion.
When asked about his short and long term goals, the 24 year-old Smith said, “I am looking for eight fights in the next year and soon after that I should be in position to crack the top-15.”
Smith should be off to a good start to reaching those goals as he has two fights scheduled in the next six weeks.
“I am looking to fight August 15 in Atlantic City and then I am penciled in to fightSeptember 18 in Las Vegas and then again in November on television.  That when I believe people will start to take notice that I am coming and establish myself as a legitimate contender on my to a world title.”
Said Vito Mielnicki of GH3 Promotions, “We are very happy to have signed Keenan.  He has slipped underneath the radar and he has a ton of talent.  We plan to keep him extremely busy and we feel could have found a real gem in Keenan.  He had some problems that he has put behind him but I have had several conversations with him and I love the kid and his personalty.  He is a young man that learned from his mistakes.  He defeated Amir Imam 2 times in the amateurs.  He is a real quality kid we are very happy to have him. Dave Price and Doc Nowicki gave me the shot to work with them as partners with Keenan and its going to be fun and exciting. The kid could flat out fight”.
Keenan is managed by Doc Nowicki and Dave Price of D and D Management.
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 Jerrell Harris,undefeated Super Bantamweight Qa’id Muhammad, lightweight Oscar Bonilla, Heavyweight Natu Visinia, Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell , Jr. Lightweight O’Shanique Foster & undefeated Jr. Welterweight Keenan Smith to the GH3 Promotions stable.