November 19, 2014

ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL, RONALD HEARNS TOPS HOLIDAY BOXING BASH UNDERCARD IN CHICAGO, ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

Comebacking former world title challenger and son of a legend, Ronald “The Chosen One” Hearns (26-5, 20 KOs) will appear in a featured six- to eight-round middleweight bout of Warrior’s Boxing’s mammoth 14-fight “Holiday Boxing Bash” event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday, December 12.

Also appearing in 10-round showcase bouts that night will be undefeated Hudsonville, Michigan, cruiserweight Jordan Shimmell (17-0, 14 KOs), Fort Washington, Maryland, light heavyweight Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (17-1, 12 KOs), and unbeaten Toledo, Ohio, lightweight Robert “E Bunny” Easter (11-0, 9 KOs).

The quartet of established contenders will top the “Holiday Boxing Bash” undercard, headlined by undefeated former amateur star Rau'shee Warren (12-0, 3 KOs) going 10 rounds in the bantamweight division, as well as popular Chicago up-and-comer Jose F. Quezada (4-0, 3 KOs) in a lightweight six-rounder; Warsaw, Poland’s Patryk Szymanski (11-0, 6 KOs) in a junior middleweight eight-rounder; and Aurora, Illinois super lightweight Eddie Ramirez (6-0, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Tickets start at $31 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or call: 1-800-745-3000, the Warriors Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740, or visit the UIC Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). They can also be purchased the night of the event.

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November 14, 2014

SZYMANSKI MAKES MOST OF OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE, NOW RETURNING TO CHICAGO HAILED AS ‘THE NEXT GREAT POLISH BOXER IN CHICAGO’

Undefeated junior middleweight Patryk Szymanski (11-0, 6 KOs) knew it was his chance to shine Last February at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and he did not disappoint.

So impressive was Szymanski, in stopping Michigan’s Daniel Hicks in two brutal rounds, he’s now being hailed by some pretty important people as the next great Polish boxer being showcased in Chicago. Having caught the eye of, and signed with, co-promoter Leon Margules of Florida-based Warriors Boxing, the 21-year-old has since left his native Poland and is now living and training at the Contenders Gym in Fort Lauderdale, working with reputable trainer Chico Rivas.

Szymanski will appear in a featured eight-round bout on Friday, December 12, 2014, at the UIC Pavilion when Warriors Boxing Promotions presents a 14-fight “Holiday Boxing Bash” in Chicago.

In the night’s main event, undefeated former amateur star Rau'shee Warren (12-0, 3 KOs) will go 10 rounds in the bantamweight division. Also featured will be Chicago up-and-comer Jose F. Quezada (4-0, 3 KOs) in a lightweight six-rounder and Aurora, Illinois super lightweight Eddie Ramírez (6-0, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Tickets start at $31 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or call: 1-800-745-3000, the Warriors Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740, or visit the UIC Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). They can also be purchased the night of the event.

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November 13, 2014

WARRIORS BOXING RETURNS TO CHICAGO ON DECEMBER 12

Warriors Boxing Promotions will follow up on the smash success of its “Homecoming” event on November 1 to present “Holiday Boxing Bash”, a night of world-class professional boxing on Friday, December 12, 2014, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Headlining the 14-fight “Holiday Boxing Bash” will be a quartet of undefeated local and international prospects.

In the night’s main event, undefeated former amateur star Rau'shee Warren (12-0, 3 KOs) will go 10 rounds in the bantamweight division.

Featured in separate showcase bouts will be wildly popular Chicago up-and-comer Jose F. Quezada (4-0, 3 KOs) in a lightweight six-rounder; Warsaw, Poland’s Patryk Szymanski (11-0, 6 KOs) in a junior middleweight eight-rounder; and Aurora, Illinois super lightweight Eddie Ramírez (6-0, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Tickets start at $31 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or call: 1-800-745-3000, the Warriors Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740, or visit the UIC Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). They can also be purchased the night of the event.

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November 2, 2014

ANDRZEJ FONFARA DEFEATS DOUDOU NGUMBU;
TOMOKI KAMEDA DEFENDS BELT WITH SPLIT DECISION OVER ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME®

CHICAGO (Nov. 1, 2014) – Hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara won a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Doudou Ngumbu in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition on Saturday from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Ngumbu came out with a surprisingly aggressive approach, throwing looping, wild shots that kept Fonfara off-balance but rarely landed.  To the delight of his large Polish fan base in attendance, Fonfara landed a huge right shot that dazed Ngumbu in the fifth, forcing him to clinch just to hold on and escape the round.  Ngumbu was in trouble against the ropes with shaky legs, but Fonfara, who claimed he injured his right hand in the fourth round, stepped off the gas and didn’t do enough to finish his opponent.

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November 1, 2014

FORTUNA TO COTTO: NO EXCUSES TONIGHT

Former interim WBA Featherweight World Champion and undefeated super featherweight contender, Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna doesn’t want to hear any excuses tonight.

Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KOs) of La Romana, Dominican Republic, is set to take on Puerto Rico’s Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight bout to open tonight’s (Saturday, November 1) SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition tripleheader (live at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

“Every time I beat someone, they say there were sick, or they say they were injured,” said Fortuna. “There’s always an excuse. They had a cold. It’s always something. My opponents always have an excuse. I want to know Abner Cotto is 100% ready for Saturday so when I beat him, there are no excuses.”

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October 17, 2014

CHICAGO’S RISING STARS TO APPEAR ON ‘THE HOMECOMING’ UNDERCARD

Top up-and-coming Windy City boxing prospects Alex Martin, Semajay Thomas, Eddie Ramirez and Jose Felix Quezada to join light heavyweight contender Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara’s undercard, as he makes his “Homecoming” against France via Congo’s Doudou Ngumbu in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition event on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.; live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In the co-feature of the SHOWTIME tripleheader, WBO World Bantamweight Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs), of Tokyo, Japan, will make his third title defense against interim WBO Bantamweight Champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs), of Mexico City, in a 12-round battle; and former interim WBA World Featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KOs) of La Romana, Dominican Republic, will face Caguas, Puerto Rico’s Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs) in a super featherweight 10-rounder. “The Homecoming” is presented by Warriors Boxing.

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October 17, 2014

CHICAGO’S RISING STARS TO APPEAR ON ‘THE HOMECOMING’ UNDERCARD

Top up-and-coming Windy City boxing prospects Alex Martin, Semajay Thomas, Eddie Ramirez and Jose Felix Quezada to join light heavyweight contender Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara’s undercard, as he makes his “Homecoming” against France via Congo’s Doudou Ngumbu in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition event on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.; live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In the co-feature of the SHOWTIME tripleheader, WBO World Bantamweight Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs), of Tokyo, Japan, will make his third title defense against interim WBO Bantamweight Champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs), of Mexico City, in a 12-round battle; and former interim WBA World Featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KOs) of La Romana, Dominican Republic, will face Caguas, Puerto Rico’s Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs) in a super featherweight 10-rounder. “The Homecoming” is presented by Warriors Boxing.

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October 1, 2014

Undefeated WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda will make the third defense of his title against interim titlist and mandatory challenger Alejandro Hernandez on Saturday, Nov. 1, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT) in the co-feature of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition.  

In the main event of the tripleheader, popular light heavyweight contender Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara  will return to his adopted hometown against experienced veteran Doudou Ngumbu in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown from UIC Pavilion at University of Illinois-Chicago.

In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated super featherweight contender and former Interim WBA Featherweight World Champion Javier Fortuna will take on twice-beaten Puerto Rican Abner Cotto in a 10-round super featherweight bout.  The event, titled “The Homecoming,” is promoted by Warriors Boxing.

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September 12, 2014

SHOWTIME BOXING SPECIAL EDITION ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 4th

On Saturday, October 4th, DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing will stage a thrilling SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition with reigning undefeated IBF champion Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (20-0-0-1NC, 12KO's) defending his super featherweight title against former world title challenger and IBF #3-rated Fernando Saucedo (52-5-3, 8KO's). The main event is promoted in association with Sampson Boxing. This card will air live on SHOWTIME beginning at 9 pm ET/PT from the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn.

In the co-feature, two highly ranked junior middleweights will collide in an exciting 10-round matchup when Willie Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KO's) faces Vanes Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 KO's). This contest is promoted in association with Rumble Time Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions.

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August 28, 2014

CALEB TRUAX SAYS IF TAYLOR BEATS SOLIMAN, HE WILL LIKELY GET A REMATCH WITH HIM

This week Thaboxingvoice.com spoke with Caleb ‘Golden’ Truax. The 30-year old middleweight is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Derick Ennis, on ESPN last month. We discussed the upcoming fight between Sam Soliman and Jermain Taylor, his future and his signing with Al Haymon.

”I was kinda dumbfounded,” said  Truax reflecting on the moment he found out that Jermaine Taylor was going to get a title shot against Sam Soliman. He continued, “I can’t really speak on the brain bleeding thing. He is cleared by the commission, so I guess he is healthy, but he hasn’t done anything to deserve it.” The fighter told us that he isn’t really sure about the outcome of the fight. “It’s hard to judge. Jermaine Taylor does have a very good jab, but Soliman is very active and tough and he just beat Felix Sturm. If I have to chose, I will have to go with Sam Soliman.

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August 22, 2014

JOSE FELIX QUEZADA INKS WITH WARRIORS BOXING

Warriors Boxing is proud to announce the signing of Chicago lightweight Jose Felix Quezada (3-0, 2 KOs) to a promotional agreement.

19-year-old Quezada is an enormous fan-favorite locally and a three–time State Silver Gloves Champion, three–time Chicago City-Wide Champion, two-time Regional Silver Gloves Champion, and the 2009 National Junior Golden Gloves Champion.

As a professional, the talented Quezada has stopped two of his three professional opponents.

“Jose Felix has it all,” said Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing. “He has the fighting talent, the looks and the brains to become a mainstream media star and we’re very proud he chose to join our team.”

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July 23, 2014

NOTRE DAME’S MIKE LEE EAGER FOR FISTIC HOMECOMING ON ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS THIS FRIDAY, JULY 25, AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO

The standard playbook for boxing up-and-comers with just 12 professional fights under their belt is to hone their craft anonymously on various regional undercards, waiting for a chance at a high-profile showcase.

But with his athletic skills and undefeated record, matinee idol looks, tireless charitable work and Finance degree from The University of Notre Dame, as well as the almost unheard of accompanying level of national attention he brings to a sport that desperately needs it, Mike Lee is in no way your average, every day boxing prospect

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July 20, 2014

MINNESOTA’S CALEB TRUAX OUT FOR REDEMPTION AGAINST DEREK ENNIS IN ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS CO-MAIN EVENT ON FRIDAY, JULY 25, AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO

WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, admits he didn’t look so great in his last fight.

Paired up against notorious spoiler Ossie Duran in January of this year, live worldwide on ESPN Friday Night Fights, Truax’s red-hot streak of victories came to a screeching halt, as he struggled to earn even a draw after 10 tough rounds.

“I don’t want to make excuses; I just had an off night,” said Truax. “I didn’t fight very well. Ossie Duran is tough, but I should have beaten him convincingly. I just didn’t. It’s my job with this fight to prove it was a fluke and that I’m a better fighter than that. And I will.”

30-year-old Truax will get the chance to redeem himself and restart his career momentum when he takes on former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) in the co-main event of “Conquerors”, a night of ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

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July 19, 2014

‘KING’ CARLOS MOLINA: I KNOW I COULD BEAT CANELO OR LARA (AGAIN)

Watching Saturday night’s pay-per-view fight between former champions Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, IBF Light Middleweight Champion “King” Carlos Molina had to have felt like he wasn’t invited to his own party.

Alvarez and Lara duked it out this past Saturday (July 12) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Alvarez winning a close decision over a gun-shy Lara. And while an old-school fighter like Molina appreciates when top contenders don’t make excuses and face each other, what bothers the 31-year-old champion is the way the fight was billed.

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July 6, 2014

PERENNIAL CONTENDER DEREK ENNIS STEPS IN TO FACE CALEB TRUAX ON ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS ON FRIDAY, JULY 25, AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO

Well-respected former USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) will step in to face WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, in the co-main event of “Conquerors”, a night of ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

Truax’s original opponent, Mexico’s Rogelio "Porky" Medina was forced out by injury.

Presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, “Conquerors”, will also feature rejuvenated welterweight contender Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, taking on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia in the night’s 10-round main event.

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July 4, 2014

CHICAGO’S HOMETOWN HERO, MIKE LEE, TO FACE PAUL GONSALVES ON ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS ON FRIDAY, JULY 25, AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO

Popular Chicago native and Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee’s opponent has been announced for his Friday, July 25, 2014, ring return to the Windy City’s UIC Pavilion.

Scheduled to open the night’s worldwide, live broadcast of ESPN Friday Night Fights in a light heavyweight six-rounder, Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) will face Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs) of Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Presented by Warriors Boxing, 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions, the night of world-class professional boxing, entitled “Conquerors”, will also feature rejuvenated welterweight contender Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, taking on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia in the night’s 10-round main event; as well as a 10-round middleweight co-feature between USBA Middleweight Champion and WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, and Sonora, Mexico’s Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-6, 26 KOs).

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June 30, 2014

WARRIORS BOXING CONGRATULATES LUIS DECUBAS FOR INDUCTION INTO FLORIDA BOXING HALL OF FAME

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing wishes to congratulate his friend and business partner Luis DeCubas for being inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame over the weekend.

DeCubas, best-known for having promoted, and co-managed a long list of boxing greats, including Roberto Duran, Joel Casamayor and many other top Cuban fighters who escaped the island seeking freedom, was honored for his contributions to the State of Florida’s boxing scene, as well as the world.

“Luis has given his life to changing the lives of so many Cuban boxers and he deserves this great honor,” said Leon Margules. “The list of great fighters and fights he has worked with or on is endless. I am proud to call him a dear friend and business partner.”

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June 18, 2014

WARRIORS INKS CHICAGO STANDOUT EDDIE RAMIREZ TO A PROMOTIONAL PACT

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing is proud to announce the signing of 2013 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion and undefeated welterweight professional Eddie "The Barber" Ramirez (4-0, 3 KOs) to a promotional contract.

22-year-old Ramirez, from Aurora, Illinois, will make his debut under the Warriors banner on their Friday, July 25, show entitled “Conquerors”, which will be presented in association with 8 Count Productions, Seconds Out Promotions and Marines Promotions and be broadcast live worldwide on ESPN Friday Night Fights from Chicago's UIC Pavilion.

In the night’s 10-round welterweight main event, red-hot rejuvenated contender Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will look to continue his hot streak by taking on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia.

In the 10-round middleweight co-feature USBA Middleweight Champion and WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, will face Sonora, Mexico’s Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-6, 26 KOs) in a non-title fight.

Opening the telecast will be the return of wildly popular Chicago native Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs). Having graduated at the top of his class with a Finance degree from The University of Notre Dame, Lee, a Subway spokesperson and philanthropist, faces an opponent to be announced in a six-round light heavyweight bout.

Tickets for "Conquerors" are priced at VIP $151, VIP Ringside $101, Mezzanine $51 and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740. More information will be available shortly at 8CountProductions.com.

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June 10, 2014

WARRIORS ANNOUNCES ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS TRIPLEHEADER ON FRIDAY, JULY 25 AT UIC PAVILION IN CHICAGO

On Friday, July 25, 2014, Leon Margules (Warriors Boxing), Dominic Pesoli (8 Count Productions), Tony Grygelko (Seconds Out Promotions) and Julio Marines (Marines Promotions) proudly present “Conquerors”, an ESPN Friday Night Fights tripleheader, to be broadcast worldwide, live, from Chicago's UIC Pavilion.

In the night’s 10-round welterweight main event, red-hot rejuvenated contender Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (35-3, 23 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will look to continue his hot streak by taking on hard-hitting and dangerous Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) of Miami, via Barranquilla, Colombia.

In the 10-round middleweight co-feature USBA Middleweight Champion and WBA #15, IBF #13, and WBO #11-rated Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Osseo, Minnesota, will face Sonora, Mexico’s Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-6, 26 KOs) in a non-title fight.

Opening the telecast will be the return of wildly popular Chicago native Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs). Having graduated at the top of his class with a Finance degree from The University of Notre Dame, Lee, a Subway spokesperson and philanthropist, faces an opponent to be announced in a six-round light heavyweight bout.

As always, a huge contingent of “Domers” are expected to be on hand to support their "Fighting Irish."

Tickets for "Conquerors" are priced at VIP $151, VIP Ringside $101, Mezzanine $51 and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-622-7668 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740. More information will be available shortly at 8CountProductions.com.

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May 21, 2014

STEVENSON VS. FONFARA -- FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS

Andrzej Fonfara eyed WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis Stevenson’s title belt during Wednesday’s final press conference at Casino de Montreal, the look of a man eager and confident heading into the biggest fight of his boxing career. 

Fonfara will challenge Stevenson for the WBC crown in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, this Saturday, May 24, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.  

“This is not my first time as an underdog,” Fonfara said.  “I’ve proved people wrong before and I’ll do it again.”

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April 28, 2014

ROBERTO GARCIA READY TO CONTINUE SURPRISING CAREER RESURGENCE THIS THURSDAY AGAINST VICTOR CAYO

Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, says he’s as ready as he can possibly be for this Thursday’s (May 1, 2014) ESPN Thursday Night Fights-televised 10-round welterweight showdown with Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Garcia and Cayo will meet in the main event of Warriors Boxing’s “Noche de Combates” at the world-famous Hialeah Park in South Florida.

In the 10-round middleweight co-feature, undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will face Sonora, Mexico’s Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-5, 26 KOs).

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office.

For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

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April 27, 2014

UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR THIS WEEK’SESPN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS FROMHIALEAH PARK IN SOUTH FLORIDA

The undercard has been announced for this Thursday’s (May 1, 2014) very special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights, entitled “Noche de Combates” and emanating from the iconic Hialeah Park in South Florida.

Several exciting fights are scheduled in support of the night’s 10-round welterweight main event between Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, and Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and the 10-round middleweight co-feature between undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Sonora, Mexico’s Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-5, 26 KOs).

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office.

For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

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April 8, 2014

QUOTES FROM MEDIA CONFERENCE HELD FOR MAY 1 ESPN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS FROM HIALEAH PARK IN SOUTH FLORIDA

The media flocked to a conference held today at The Turf Club at Hialeah Park in Hialeah, Florida, to discuss the upcoming “Noche De Combates” boxing event, which will be held at Hialeah Park and televised live on a very special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights.

In attendance were the event promoters, several of the fighters and key members of the Hialeah Park staff, with a central theme being the building excitement of holding a world-class professional boxing event at the iconic venue.

On May 1, in the night’s 10-round, televised welterweight main event, Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will face Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the 10-round middleweight co-featured bout, undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will face Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-5, 26 KOs) from Sonora, Mexico.

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office.

For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

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April 7, 2014

GONZALEZ TO FACE MEDINA, MAY 1 ON ESPN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS FROM HIALEAH PARK IN SOUTH FLORIDA

The opponent has been announced for undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) in the televised 10-round middleweight co-feature on Thursday, May 1, 2014, “Noche de Combates” event, a special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights, at the iconic Hialeah Park in South Florida.

Gonzalez, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will put his near-perfect record on the line against Rogelio "Porky" Medina (32-5, 26 KOs) from Sonora, Mexico.

In the night’s 10-round, televised welterweight main event, Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will face Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office. For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

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April 4, 2014

WARRIORS AND G&A PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCE CO-PROMOTIONAL DEAL ON TRIO OF TALENTED CONTENDERS

McGirt Jr and Velasquez Brothers to Make Promotional Debut at Legendary Hialeah Park in Miami on May 1

Leon Margules and Luis DeCubas of Warriors Boxing and Javier Arce and Armando Garcia Chavez of Miami-based G&A Boxing Promotions proudly announce they have joined forces to sign a trio of promising fighters, James “Buddy” McGirt Jr., Juan Carlos Velasquez and Carlos Ivan Velasquez to co-promotional deals.

The trio will be making their debuts under the new promotional banner on Thursday, May 1, 2014, on the undercard of the “Noche de Combates” event, a special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights, at the iconic Hialeah Park in South Florida.

All three fighters’ opponents are TBA.

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office.

For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

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March 23, 2014

TICKETS FOR ESPN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT ‘THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE COURSE’ ON SALE NOW

Tickets for the Thursday, May 1, 2014, “Noche de Combates,” a special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights, at the iconic Hialeah Park in South Florida are on sale now.

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office.

For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

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March 15, 2014

PROFESSIONAL BOXING COMING TO ‘THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE COURSE’ AS WARRIORS BOXING PROUDLY PRESENTS ‘NOCHE DE COMBATES’ ON THURSDAY, MAY 1 AND LIVE ON ESPN

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing is proud to announce “Noche de Combates,” a very special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights on May 01, 2014, at the “The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course,” the legendary Hialeah Park & Casino in Hialeah, Florida, and featuring a crossroads battle between long-time contenders.

In the night’s 10-round welterweight main event, rejuvenated pressure fighter Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will face slick Dominican veteran Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo.

And in the televised 10-round middleweight co-feature, undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will face an opponent still being arranged.

Tickets for “Noche de Combates” start at $20 and are available at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com and also at the Hialeah Park & Casino box office (info line: 305.885.8000).

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January 25, 2014

GARCIA STEPS IN TO FACE GONZALEZ IN PLACE OF INJURED MANTEQUILLA

Because of an injury forcing Jonathan Gonzalez to withdraw, tough veteran Roberto "La Amenaza" Garcia (33-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, via Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, will step in to face Monterrey, Mexico's Norberto "Demonio" Gonzalez (20-2, 13 KOs) in the Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round middleweight main event on Friday, February 7, 2014, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

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January 7, 2014

GONZALEZ VS. GONZALEZ TO HEADLINE FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS ON FEBRUARY 7 IN CHICAGO

On Friday, February 7, 2014, Mike Tyson and Garry Jonas (Iron Mike Productions), Dominic Pesoli (8 Count Productions) and Leon Margules (Warriors Boxing) will proudly present another installment of Friday Night Fights at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, and televised worldwide on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

In the night’s hard-hitting 10-round middleweight main event, Puerto Rico’s undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (17-0-1, 14 KOs) will face Monterrey, Mexico’s Norberto “Demonio” Gonzalez (20-2, 13 KOs). In the 10-round, televised co-featured bout, red-hot undefeated featherweight prospect Kamil Laszczyk (15-0, 7 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, takes on Managua, Nicaragua’s Daniel “El General” Diaz (20-5-1, 14 KOs).

Opening the telecast will be high-profile 18-year-old welterweight prospect Erickson "Hammer" Lubin (2-0, 2 KOs), the 2012 National Golden Gloves gold medal winner and former Team USA's #1 overall prospect for the 2016 Olympics before recently turning professional under the Iron Mike Productions promotional banner.

The opponent for his four-round fight is TBA.

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December 16, 2014

HEAVYWEIGHTS BRYANT "BY-BY" JENNINGS AND
ARTUR “THE PIN” SZPILKA COLLIDE JANUARY 25 AT MSG AND LIVE ON HBO

Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing are happy to announce an agreement has been reached for rising heavyweight contenders Bryant Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) and Artur Szpilka (16-0, 12 KOs) to meet in a 10-round showdown on January 25 in New York at Madison Square Garden Arena.

The undefeated pair will meet in an HBO-televised doubleheader, headlined by “Mikey" Garcia’s first defense of his WBO Super Featherweight Championship. The fight will mark the HBO debuts of both fighters.

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December 12, 2013

CHAMPION MOLINA STAYING ACTIVE IN CHICAGO COMMUNITY WHILE WAITING FOR NEXT BIG FIGHT

IBF Junior Middleweight Champion “King” Carlos Molina is making good on his promise to be a “people’s champion”, as he continues to interact with the public in his beloved Chicago while waiting for his next big fight.

Last Friday at Curie High School on Chicago’s Southwest side, Molina and WBA # 6 heavyweight “Fast” Fres Oquendo were guests of honor at Curie’s annual Community Fall Festival. The pair signed autographs, posed for photos and spoke to young people about the importance of hard work.

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November 22, 2013

CHICAGO MIDDLEWEIGHT TRINIDAD GARCIA BATTLES AUTISM THE BEST WAY HE KNOWS HOW

Boxing is pain. Chicago middleweight boxer Trinidad Garcia (5-3-3) knew that when he came out of retirement last August. But nothing compared to the pain he felt when his young son Jesiah was diagnosed with autism.

“A year before my son was diagnosed, he was able to talk to me. Can you imagine your son talking to you and then one day at two years old, he just leaves? I haven’t heard my son’s voice since and that was two years ago. When he was diagnosed, it was so hard because, as a father, to not be able to do anything to protect your kid, was the hardest part. I asked myself ‘what did I do? Did I do something wrong?’ That’s how it felt.”

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November 22, 2013

***TICKET ALERT***MENDEZ VS. BARTHELEMY/TRUAX VS. ENNIS
FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS 2014 KICKOFF IN MINNEAPOLIS
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

Tickets for the Friday, January 3, 2014, Mendez vs. Barthelemy/Truax vs. Ennis 2014 season kickoff of Friday Night Fights at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, go on sale today (Friday, November 22) at 12 noon.

Starting at 12 noon today, tickets for Friday Night Fights are priced at $35, $65, $100, $150 and $250 and are available at Target Center's Box Office, online at AXS.com or by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX (888.929.7849).

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November 17, 2013

UNDERCARD OPPONENTS ANNOUNCED FOR
 “WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: WLODARCZYK VS. FRAGOMENI 3” ON DECEMBER 6, 2013,
AT CHICAGO’S UIC PAVILION

Opponents have been finalized for the undercard of Friday, December 6’s, “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3” event, featuring WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, making the sixth defense of his title against Milan, Italy’s former WBC Cruiserweight Champion Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs).

The Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Promotions night of boxing will also feature the return of Chicago’s Polish Prince, IBF #1 Light Heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs) taking on La Habra, California, via Colombia KO artist Samuel Miller (26-7, 23 KOs).

Tickets for “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3” are priced at VIP $201, VIP Ringside $151, Ringside $101, Box Mezzanine $76, Reserved Mezzanine $51, and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.

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November 10, 2013

FONFARA TO FACE HARD-PUNCHING SAMUEL MILLER ON DECEMBER 6 AT CHICAGO’S UIC PAVILION

IBF #1 Light Heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs) has agreed to a very dangerous test for his next ring appearance on Friday, December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Fighting in one of the two main bouts of the Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Productions event, entitled "World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3", Fonfara will face La Habra, California, via Colombia KO artist Samuel Miller (26-7, 23 KOs).

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October 27, 2013

GRANADOS SPARRING WITH BRONER IN PREPARATION FOR DECEMBER 6 RETURN AT CHICAGO’S UIC PAVILION

In preparation for his next thrill-a-minute ring appearance, all-action junior welterweight contender Adrian “El Tigre” Granados is in Cincinnati, sparring with WBA World Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner.

Granados will be back on Friday, December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on the undercard of Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Promotions’ world-class professional boxing event entitled “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3”.

Granados says he’s enjoying the fresh perspective he’s getting from training with Broner at The Punch House in Cincinnati, who is himself preparing for a fight against Marcos Maidana on December 14.

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October 22, 2013

‘CHICAGO’S POLISH PRINCE’ ANDRZEJ FONFARA INKS PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT WITH WARRIORS BOXING

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing proudly announce the signing of Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara, to a promotional contract.

Fonfara will continue to be co-promoted by his long-time promoter, Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions.

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October 18, 2013

WARRIORS RE-SIGNS ‘MANTEQUILLA’ GONZALEZ TO PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT; PUERTO RICAN SLUGGER RELOCATES TO FLORIDA

Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs), will make his next ring appearance on Friday, December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, when Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Productions once again bring world-class professional boxing back to the Windy City with their latest blockbuster event, this one entitled "World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3".

25-year-old Fonfara, currently the IBF #1, WBO #2 and WBC #7-ranked contender, is a native of Warsaw, Poland, and a long-time Chicago fan favorite since turning professional in 2006. Riding high on a 15-bout unbeaten streak and known for his fight-ending power, Fonfara most recently stopped former world champion Gabriel Campillo on August 16 to reach the mandatory contender position in the IBF.

Tickets for "World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3" featuring the Warriors Boxing debut of Andrzej Fonfara are priced at VIP $201, VIP Ringside $151, Ringside $101, Box Mezzanine $76, Reserved Mezzanine $51, and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.

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October 12, 2013

WARRIORS RE-SIGNS ‘MANTEQUILLA’ GONZALEZ TO PROMOTIONAL AGREEMENT; PUERTO RICAN SLUGGER RELOCATES TO FLORIDA

Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing, proudly announces the signing of Puerto Rican junior middleweight contender Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (16-0-1, 13 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract.

Despite being considered a red-hot power-punching force in the 154-lb division, promotional problems had kept the 24-year-old Gonzalez out of the ring since last January. Margules says after a couple of return fights, Gonzalez will step directly into a high-profile showcase.

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September 27, 2013

POLISH ACTION HERO ‘DIABLO’ WLODARCZYK TO DEFEND WBC CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST ARCH RIVAL FRAGOMENI ON DECEMBER 6, 2013, AT CHICAGO’S UIC PAVILION

On Friday, December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, promoters Andrew Wasilewski and Piotr Werner of Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Promotions will once again bring world-class professional boxing back to the Windy City with their latest blockbuster event, this one entitled “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3”.

In the night’s 12-round main event, WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, will attempt to make the sixth defense of his title and complete an epic trilogy of fights with Milan, Italy’s former WBC Cruiserweight Champion Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs).

Tickets for “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3” are priced at VIP $201, VIP Ringside $151, Ringside $101, Box Mezzanine $76, Reserved Mezzanine $51, and General Admission $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices: 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office: 312-413-5740.

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September 17, 2013

NEW IBF LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP ‘KING’ CARLOS MOLINA: I WANT CANELO OR COTTO NEXT!

Brand-new IBF Light Middleweight Champion “King” Carlos Molina says when he heard the ring announcer say the words “and the NEW”, he could finally relax a bit.

“I knew I had reached one of the goals I set on the day I started boxing,” said the happy champion, now home in his beloved Chicago.

Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) won a split (116-112 and 117-111 over-ruling a card of 112-116) decision over now former champ Ishe Smith on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the undercard of the 12-round Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight.

But like every elite competitor, reaching one goal just means moving onto the next one.

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September 10, 2013

Victor Mateo, trainer of upcoming world title challenger, “King” Carlos Molina says Team Molina has their fighter in the shape of his life and ready to beat up and possibly knock out Ishe Smith this Saturday.

Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) will face defending champion and Las Vegas resident Smith (25-5 11 KOs) for the IBF Light Middleweight Championship this Saturday, September 14, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pair will meet on the pay-per-view televised undercard of the 12-round Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight for Canelo's WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather's WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship.

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September 6, 2013

Chicago junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina says he’s had a perfect training camp in preparation to fight for his dream of winning a world championship.

Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) will face defending champion and Las Vegas resident Ishe Smith (25-5 11 KOs) for the IBF Light Middleweight Championship on Saturday, September 14, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the undercard of the 12-round Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight for Canelo's WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Championships and Mayweather's WBA Super Welterweight Super World Championship.

“Training has been going as good as it can get,” said Molina. “I’m used to being the underdog and going into other people’s hometowns and everyone thinking I won’t win. I’m used to dealing with that. I never let anything get me down. I prepare myself mentally and physically for any obstacle.”

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August 13, 2013

Huge Crowd of Media and Fans Attend Final Press Conference for ‘THE BIG FIGHT 2’ ESPN Boxing at U.S. Cellular Field This Friday, August 16

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A huge crowd of media and fans descended upon the final media conference held yesterday at the Copernicus Center in Chicago to discuss 'THE BIG FIGHT 2,' ESPN Friday Night Fights at U.S. Cellular Field, being held this Friday, August 16.

In attendance at the conference were all of the principle combatants including "Chicago's Polish Prince", and IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KOs); his opponent, former world champion Gabriel "EL Chico Guapo" Campillo (22-5-1, 9 KOs); undefeated heavyweight Artur 'The Pin" Szpilka (15-0, 11 KOs) and his opponent, “Mericiless” Mike Mollo (20-4-1, 12 KOs); as well as five-time Chicago Golden Gloves champ and professional debuter Kristin Gearhart.

Tickets start at $32 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone, 1-800-745-3000), The Chicago White Sox (www.whitesox.com) the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and the 8 Count Productions Office, (312-226-5800.). The ring will be set up behind home plate with the grandstand serving as a backdrop.  Doors on the night of the event will open at 6 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7 p.m. CT.

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August 13, 2013

Two-time and current WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk, a native of Warsaw, Poland, is making his way to Chicago this week in support of his countrymen, Andrzej Fonfara and Artur Szpilka, in their “Big Fight 2” appearances this Friday, August 16, at U.S. Cellular Field.

In a show of true patriotism, Wlodarczyk will be in attendance Friday night when “Chicago’s Polish Prince”, and fellow Warsaw native, IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, battles former world champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo of Madrid, Spain in a scheduled twelve rounder and when Wieliczka, Poland’s Artur ‘The Pin” Szpilka fights his highly anticipated rematch with Chicago’s “Merciless” Mike Mollo over ten rounds.

Tickets start at $32 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone, 1-800-745-3000), The Chicago White Sox (www.whitesox.com) the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and the 8 Count Productions Office, (312-226-5800.). The ring will be set up behind home plate with the grandstand serving as a backdrop.  Doors on the night of the event will open at 6 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7 p.m. CT.

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August 4, 2013

The highly anticipated light heavyweight clash between "Chicago's Polish Prince" Andrzej Fonfara and former world champion Gabriel "El Chico Guapo" Campillo set for Friday, August 16 has now been declared an International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Title Eliminator. The winner will be ranked #1 by the sanctioning body.

The Fonfara/Campillo 12-round clash headlines "THE BIG FIGHT 2, ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD," the first outdoor professional boxing card in over fifty years in the Windy City.

Tickets start at $32 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone, 1-800-745-3000), The Chicago White Sox (www.whitesox.com) the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and the 8 Count Productions Office, (312-226-5800.). The ring will be set up behind home plate with the grandstand serving as a backdrop.  Doors on the night of the event will open at 6 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7 p.m. CT.

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July 30, 2013

JONATHAN BATISTA: TEDDY ATLAS IS THE REASON I AM BACK IN USA THIS FRIDAY!

Dominican welterweight boxer Jonathan Batista is a brave man.

Not only will he face his toughest opponent to date, former world champion Kermit "El Asesino" Cintron, in this week’s ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round welterweight co-main event, but he will be also be fighting in the USA for the second time, after having been outright robbed of a victory in his first trip Stateside.

Last April at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City and live on Friday Night Fights, Batista made his American debut as a fighter by taking on Ghana’s Emmanuel Lartei Lartey and solidly out-boxing his tough foe, only to lose a bizarre unanimous, near shutout, six-round decision. The loss was, at first, a devastating blow to his career… until Batista was later able to watch the broadcast and hear ESPN boxing expert Teddy Atlas’s commentary on the fight.

Tickets are priced at: Reserved: $25.00, Premium: $40.00 and Platinum: $60.00 and are available at www.buffalorun.com or by calling The Buffalo Run Box Office (918) 542-7140. On fight night, doors open at 7 pm.

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July 27, 2013

Former interim WBA Featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0, 16 KOs) says after destroying his next opponent, Cuban featherweight Luis “La Estrella” Franco (11-1, 7 KOs), he would consider moving up in weight and setting his sights on another Cuban fighter, Yuriorkis Gamboa.

The explosive Fortuna will meet Franco in the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round main event of a night of world-class boxing, presented by Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing (in association with Tony Holden Productions and the Buffalo Run Casino) on Friday, August 2, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

In the televised 10-round welterweight co-main event, former world champion Kermit “El Asesino” Cintron (33-5-2, 28 KOs) will take on tough Dominican Jonathan Batista (14-1, 7 KOs).

Tickets are priced at: Reserved: $25.00, Premium: $40.00 and Platinum: $60.00 and are available at www.buffalorun.com or by calling The Buffalo Run Box Office (918) 542-7140. On fight night, doors open at 7 pm.

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July 17, 2013

Former World Light Heavyweight Champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo (21-5-1, 8 KO’s) is in fantastic shape in advance of his showdown with IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 16 KOs).

Campillo will face Fonfara in the 12-round main event of "THE BIG FIGHT 2," at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, and broadcast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

"THE BIG FIGHT 2" is presented by "The Promoters" - Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing and Ulrich KnockOut Promotions in association with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

Tickets start at $32 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone, 1-800-745-3000), The Chicago White Sox (www.whitesox.com) the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and the 8 Count Productions Office, (312-226-5800.). The ring will be set up behind home plate with the grandstand serving as a backdrop.  Doors on the night of the event will open at 6 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7 p.m. CT.

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July 16, 2013

FONFARA TRAINING HARD IN THE CHICAGO HEAT

Preparations Continue for ‘The Big Fight 2’ at U.S. Cellular Field on
Friday, August 16 and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights

IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 16 KOs) is hard at work the high heat and humidity, sparring with Michigan heavyweight Jordan Shimmell and Chicago cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz at Sam Colonna's Boxing Gym in Chicago, in preparation for his upcoming showdown against former world champion Gabriel "EL Chico Guapo" Campillo (21-5-1, 8 KOs) of Madrid, Spain, on Friday, August 16, 2013.

The pair will meet in the 12-round main event of "THE BIG FIGHT 2," at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, and broadcast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

"THE BIG FIGHT 2" is presented by "The Promoters" - Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing and Ulrich KnockOut Promotions in association with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

Tickets start at $32 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone, 1-800-745-3000), The Chicago White Sox (www.whitesox.com) the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office and the 8 Count Productions Office, (312-226-5800.). The ring will be set up behind home plate with the grandstand serving as a backdrop.  Doors on the night of the event will open at 6 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7 p.m. CT.

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July 9, 2013

On Friday, August 2, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing (in association with Tony Holden Productions and the Buffalo Run Casino) will proudly present an ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of boxing featuring a high-octane featherweight explosion between two of the best fighters in the 126-lb. division.

In a 10-round main event with Fight of the Year potential, former interim WBA Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0, 16 KOs) of the Dominican Republic will face Miami via Havana’s Luis “La Estrella” Franco (11-1, 7 KOs).

And in the televised 10-round welterweight co-main event, former world champion Kermit “El Asesino” Cintron (33-5-2, 28 KOs) will take on tough Dominican Jonathan Batista (14-1, 7 KOs).

Tickets are priced at: Reserved: $25.00, Premium: $40.00 and Platinum: $60.00 and are available at HERE or by calling The Buffalo Run Box Office (918) 542-7140. On fight night, doors open at 7 pm.

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July 4, 2013

'THE BIG FIGHT 2' PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT
U.S. CELLULAR FIELD IN CHICAGO

A press conference was held at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, home of the Chicago White Sox, to discuss "The Big Fight 2", taking place on Friday, August 16, 2013.

"The Promoters" and many of the principle fighters were on hand to discuss the history-making ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of world-class boxing, headlined by the highly anticipated return of Chicago's Polish Prince, IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, battling former world champion Gabriel "EL Chico Guapo" Campillo of Madrid, Spain in a scheduled twelve rounder.

Also featured will be the "Can't Miss" heavyweight rematch of Artur 'The Pin" Szpilka of Wieliczka, Poland and Chicago's "Merciless" Mike Mollo, scheduled for ten rounds.

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July 2, 2013

ARTUR 'THE PIN' SZPILKA ARRIVES IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO, IL (July 2, 2013) Undefeated heavyweight prospect Artur "The Pin" Szpilka arrived in Chicago on Monday night for "The Big Fight 2" Kickoff Press Conference on Tuesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox.

Szpilka and Chicago based veteran contender, "Merciless" Mike Mollo will head back to the ring at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, AUGUST 16 in a "Can't Miss" rematch of their thrilling, Rocky 1-like battle which took place on February 1, 2013, at Chicago's UIC Pavilion.

The highly anticipated Szpilka/Mollo rematch will be one of the featured bouts at 'The Big Fight 2" along with the light heavyweight clash between "Chicago's Polish Prince" and IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara and former world champion Gabriel "EL Chico Guapo" Campillo.

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June 21, 2013

BARTHELEMY CALLING OUT CHAMPION MENDEZ AND ALL OTHER TOP SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS

Undefeated super featherweight Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs) scored a second round KO over Fahsai Sakkreerin (39-4-1, 21 KOs) in an IBF eliminator for the #1 ranking on Friday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A right to the midsection finished Sakkreerin at 1:26.

Fresh off his sensational one-punch KO 2 of Thailand's Fahsai "Mountain Boy" Sakkreerin in an IBF eliminator for a mandatory title shot, Cuba's now #1-rated super featherweight Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (19-0, 12 KOs) is calling out his next opponent.

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June 21, 2013

BARTHELEMY ONE WIN AWAY FROM LIFELONG DREAM

Cuba’s IBF #2-rated Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KO) is well aware of what’s at stake tomorrow night when he faces Thailand’s IBF #5-rated Fahsai “Mountain Boy” Sakkreerin (39-3-1, 21 KO) in the 12-round super featherweight main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights, tomorrow night (Friday, June 21) at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The winner will win the right to face Dominican champion Argenis Mendez in a mandatory title defense in their next fight.

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June 17, 2013

SZPILKA AND CAMPILLO WIN PRELIMS

Taking interim bouts over the weekend in their native homelands before their showdowns on Friday, August 16 at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox, heavyweight contender Artur “The Pin” Szpilka and former light heavyweight champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo were both victorious in dominant fashion.

“Szpilka and Campillo performed well this weekend, however they’re both in for the toughest fights of their lives come August 16 in Chicago against Mollo and Fonfara” said Frank Mugnolo, President of Round 3 Productions.  “Chicago boxing fans have been active the last few days and tickets are moving very well since they went on sale this past Wednesday.  We’re anticipating a massive crowd for this memorable event at U.S. Cellular Field.”

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June 14, 2013

THE PROMOTERS AND THE ILLINOIS SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY PRESENT: ‘THE BIG FIGHT 2’

Tickets for “THE BIG FIGHT 2,” at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, presented by “The Promoters” and “The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority,” (ISFA) are on sale now. This historic event marks the return of boxing to the South Side of Chicago after more than 50 years.

Headlining this memorable night, telecast on ESPN Friday Night Fights, will be the highly anticipated return of Chicago’s Polish Prince, IBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Andrzej Fonfara, battling former world champion Gabriel “EL Chico Guapo” Campillo of Madrid, Spain in a scheduled 12 rounder.

Also featured will be the “Can’t Miss” heavyweight rematch of Artur ‘The Pin” Szpilka of Wieliczka, Poland and Chicago’s “Merciless” Mike Mollo, scheduled for ten rounds.

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June 11, 2013

IN HEAVY TRAINING FOR HIS UPCOMING FIGHT,
DON ‘DA BOMB’ GEORGE TAKES TIME OUT TO CONGRATULATE HIS FRIEND, ADONIS STEVENSON

Chicago-based middleweight contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George wishes to congratulate his friend and former opponent Adonis Stevenson for his WBC Light Heavyweight title-winning KO1 over Chad Dawson last Saturday.

George and Stevenson became friends while sparring at Detroit’s Kronk Gym, after the two met in a fight in October 2012 (won by Stevenson after 12 tough rounds). 

“I'm very happy for Adonis,” said George (24-3-2, 21 KOs), who is currently in heavy preparations for his upcoming ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round co-main event against Caleb Truax on Friday, June 21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tickets to Friday Night Fights at the Convention Center start at $35 and can be purchased through www.sofights.com.

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May 28, 2013

UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR ESPN BOXING IN MINNEAPOLIS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21!

The undercard has been announced for the Friday, June 21, night of ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing, presented by Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

A total of eight big fights are scheduled in support of the 12-round main event featuring Cuba’s IBF #2-rated Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KO) taking on Thailand’s IBF #5-rated Fahsai “Mountain Boy” Sakkreerin (39-3-1, 21 KO) and the explosive, 10-round middleweight co-main between local hero “Golden” Caleb Truax (21-1-1, 12 KO) of Osseo, Minnesota, and Chicago’s Don “Da Bomb” George (24-3-2, 21 KO).

Tickets to Friday Night Fights at the Convention Center start at $35 and can be purchased through www.sofights.com.

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May 24, 2013

CARLOS MOLINA TO FACE ISHE SMITH

Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina, a guy nobody really wants to fight, is the reason why mandatory challengers exist. If a sanctioning organization did not make him a mandatory challenger, it is very likely he would never get a title shot because he’s too much risk for too little reward. 

But Chicago’s Molina (21-5-2, 6 KOs) now has a deal in place for his first world title opportunity. He won a lopsided decision against former titleholder Cory Spinks on Feb. 1 in a title eliminator to become the IBF’s mandatory challenger and, according to Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules, Molina’s promoter, a deal has been reached for Molina to get his shot against titleholder Ishe Smith.

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May 04, 2013

ESPN BOXING COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS ON JUNE 21!

On Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center and broadcast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights, Seconds Out Promotions and Warriors Boxing will proudly present a night of world-class professional boxing featuring Miami, Florida via Arroyo Naranjo, Cuba’s IBF #2-rated Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KO) taking on  Chiang Mai, Thailand’s IBF #5-rated Fahsai “Mountain Boy” Sakkreerin (39-3-1, 21 KO) in a 12-round IBF Super Featherweight Title Eliminator.

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Apr 04, 2013

MATCH-UPS STILL BEING MADE FOR HISTORIC
WHITE SOX STADIUM CARD

Responding to rampant speculation over who will appear in their historic August 16 boxing event at the Chicago White Sox’ U.S. Cellular Field stadium, Chicago-based boxing promoter Dominic Pesoli and his partners, Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions and Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing, say fans are going to have to wait.

“We don’t know who is on the show. We know it’ll be incredible and we’re working on several blockbuster match-ups, but it’s still very much in the air,” said Dominic Pesoli.

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Mar 20, 2013

QUOTES FROM GEORGE VS. LOPEZ MEDIA CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

A media conference was held yesterday (Tuesday, March 20) to discuss this Friday’s (March 22) night of ESPN-televised boxing, live from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion and presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions and Warriors Boxing.

In the 10-round middleweight main event, Windy City favorite Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 KOs) will take on former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-13, 23 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico. And in the other featured bout, former world champion Kermit “EL Asesino” Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs) will drop back down to welterweight to face Chicago slugger Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KOs).

Also present at the conference were Puerto Rican prospect Roberto Acevedo (7-0, 4 KOs) and his opponent that night, Chicago’s undefeated Paul Littleton (6-0-1, 4 KOs).

The following are quotes from the conference:

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Mar 20, 2013

CINTRON HAS 147 GOOD REASONS NOT TO GIVE UP

Kermit Cintron won a world title at welterweight. Take away two suspicious losses to the disgraced cheater Antonio Margarito and he’s never lost as a welterweight. He has almost insurmountable physical gifts of height and superior strength as a welterweight.

And so, after losing three of four in a disastrous 18-month stretch, what’s he going to do to get his career back on track?

He’s going back to welterweight.

“I feel that it’s always been my weight,” explained the former champion. “I took my last couple fights at I54 lbs. because they were good opportunities, but you know I was always a better fighter at 147. I didn’t gain the weight of a true 154 pounder. I went up to 153 lbs. on fight night, while the guys I was fighting went up to 170 to 175 lbs. I feel that 147-lbs is where I belong. I’m already on weight and I have a week left. It was never a problem to make welterweight.”

“EL Asesino” Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs) will face Chicago attraction Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KOs) in the ESPN Friday Night Fights televised 10-round co-main event presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Boxing on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

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Mar 18, 2013

ACEVEDO READY FOR LITTLETON TEST

Although it may be the first big test of his professional boxing career, Puerto Rican prospect Roberto Acevedo (7-0, 4 KOs) says he’s treating it like just another fight when he takes on Chicago’s also undefeated Paul Littleton (6-0-1, 4 KOs) on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

The pair will meet in a six-round super middleweight bout on the undercard of the ESPN Friday Night Fights televised night of boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions and Warriors Boxing and in support of the night’s 10-round middleweight main event between Windy City favorite Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 KOs) and former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-13, 23 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico.

In the other featured bout, former world champion Kermit “EL Asesino” Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs) will drop back down to welterweight to face Chicago slugger Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KOs).

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Mar 1, 2013

RARE OUTDOOR BOXING CARD SCHEDULED FOR
U.S. CELLULAR ON AUG. 16

When boxing comes to The Cell in August, the ring will sit between home plate and the stands. Boxing is scheduled to return to the White Sox’ ballpark for the first time in 50 years when U.S. Cellular Field hosts a professional card on Aug. 16. The promotional group of 8 Count Productions and Round 3 Productions, both out of Chicago, and Florida-based Warriors Boxing is in the process of completing negotiations with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which oversees non-Sox events at the stadium.

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Feb 25, 2013

ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS MARCH 22, 2013
CHICAGO’S UIC PAVILION

Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George will battle world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez of Nogales, Mexico in a ten round middleweight bout on FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

The George/Lopez clash will be featured as the main event broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights complimented by an all-action ten round welterweight tilt between sensational prospect and hot Chicago attraction Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados and former world champion, The Fighting Pride of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Kermit “EL Asesino” Cintron.

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Jan 23, 2013

SMITH TAKING AN HONEST APPROACH TO CASTILLO FIGHT

Antwone “The Truth” Smith didn’t get his nickname because it rhymes with his last name – the 26-year-old Miami resident has a habit of telling the truth no matter what you ask him.

Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs) will face two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Temible” Castillo (64-11-1, 55 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main event for this Friday’s (February 1) ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised “King” Carlos Molina vs. Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks 12-round main event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

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Jan 18, 2013

MOLLO PLANNING TO FLIP THE SCRIPT AGAINST SZPILKA

Chicago’s “Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-3-1, 12 KOs) knows what the script says: Even though he’s in his own hometown, he’s being brought into to lose to fast-rising Polish heavyweight prospect Artur “The Pin” Szpilka.

However, Mollo says that’s NOT the way it’s going to go.

The two will meet on the undercard of the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) vs. Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator on February 1 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

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Jan 13, 2013

MOLINA LOOKING TO TURN UP THE POWER AGAINST SPINKS

A new, meaner “King” Carlos Molina is ready to go for his ESPN Friday Night Fights main event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on February 1.

29-year-old Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) will face  two-division and five-time world champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks in a 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator to headline the night of boxing presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Boxing in association with Don King Productions.

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Jan 3, 2013

BARTHELEMY PROMOTER: WHAT CONTROVERSY?

Leon Margules, co-promoter of now IBF #2 super featherweight contender Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) says he feels the level of controversy after Barthelemy’s close but deserved 12-round unanimous (115-113, 116-112, 116-112) decision over Arash Usmanee on Friday night at Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, is both surprising and unfounded. “Some internet writers from some reputable sites have been claiming Usmanee was robbed and that this was a ‘corrupt’ and ‘hometown’ decision and to them I say: Before you try to sully the reputations of some long-time boxing people, watch it again closely without the commentary and decide for yourselves.”

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Jan 3, 2013

UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT MAGIC CITY

The undercard has been announced for the Friday, January 4, 2013, season debut of ESPN Friday Night Fights, live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. (Broadcast live at 10 PM Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, online through WatchESPN.com, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.) Presented by Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions in association with the Magic City Casino, the two televised bouts will be a 12-round elimination bout for the IBF’s #2 position at super featherweight between Miami-based Cuban Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs) and undefeated Afghani-Canadian Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs) and a 10-round junior middleweight punch-out between Puerto Rican slugger Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) and Philadelphia’s Derek “Pooh” Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs).

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Jan 2, 2013

IBF #14-rated super featherweight contender Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs) is finishing up training at the Club de Boxe de l'Est gym in Montreal, in preparation to face IBF #6 Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs) on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. Presented by Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions in association with the Magic City Casino, Usmanee vs. Barthelemy will serve as 12-round elimination bout for the IBF's #2 position and the main event of a show entitled "Friday Night Fights at Magic City Casino" that will also be the year's debut broadcast of ESPN's Friday Night Fights (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, online through WatchESPN.com, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app).
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Dec 28, 2012

FINAL MEDIA CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS PROFESSIONAL BOXING EVENT AT MAGIC CITY CASINO

The media is cordially invited to the final press conference being held on Wednesday, January 2, at 1:00 pm in the VIP Lounge at Stage 305 at the Magic City Casino (450 Northwest 37th Avenue, Miami, Florida) to discuss the Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions, in association with the Magic City Casino, night of ESPN-televised professional boxing entitled “Friday Night Fights at Magic City Casino” to be held the evening of Friday, January 4, 2013, at Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Dec 26, 2012

ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS: FEBRUARY 1, 2013, @ CHICAGO’S UIC PAVILION

ESPN Friday Night Fights will return to the UIC Pavilion on FEBRUARY 1, 2013 headlined by an IBF Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator between Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender “King” Carlos Molina and two division and five-time world champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks.

Presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions, Warriors Boxing and Blue Wave Boxing in association with Don King Productions, advance tickets are priced are $151, $101, $51 and $31 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices, 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office, 312-413-5740.

Also featured at ESPN Friday Night Fights is a sensational ten round welterweight clash between Mexican boxing legend and two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo and upset minded Miami, Florida’s Antwone “The Truth” Smith. In a special attraction eight round clash, fast rising Polish heavyweight prospect Artur “The Pin” Szpilka will battle Chicago based heavyweight contender “Merciless” Mike Mollo.
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Dec 22, 2012

PUTTING SEPTEMBER BEHIND HIM, GONZALEZ 100% READY AND ON WEIGHT

According to his advisor, Gabby Penagaricano, Puerto Rican junior middleweight slugger Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) has turned a corner in his career after having the best camp of his career. Looking to erase the memory of his lackluster, overweight performance last September against former world champion Sergei Dzinziruk, Gonzalez will appear in the co-featured bout of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights 2013 debut broadcast on Friday, January 4, 2013, live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida, against Philadelphia’s Derek “Pooh” Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs).
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Dec 20, 2012

BARTHELEMY CO-PROMOTER SAYS ‘KID BLAST’ READY FOR TAKEOFF

“He’s ready” says Richard Dobal, President of Bad Dog Productions and co-promoter of IBF #6 super featherweight Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs).

Miami-based Dobal has been with the 26-year-old Cuban Barthelemy from the beginning of his career and is hoping to watch him join the elite ranks of the 130-lb division when he faces #14-rated contender Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs) on Friday, January 4, 2013 in a 12-round elimination bout for the IBF’s #2 position.

Barthelemy and Usmanee will meet in the main event that night, as Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions in association with the Magic City Casino, present the year’s debut broadcast of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, online through WatchESPN.com, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.) live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida.

In the co-featured televised bout, Puerto Rican slugger Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) will take on Philadelphia’s Derek “Pooh” Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs).

Dec 7, 2012

The IBF has sanctioned the Rances Barthelemy vs. Arash Usmanee fight on Friday, January 4, 2013, as an IBF Jr. Lightweight Title Eliminator. The winner of the Bout will be ranked number 2 in the world by the IBF at Jr. Lightweight. Presented by Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions in association with the Magic City Casino, live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. Barthelemy vs. Usmanee will serve as the 12-round junior lightweight main event on a show entitled “Friday Night Fights at Magic City Casino”. The show will also serve as the year’s debut broadcast of the popular professional boxing series ESPN’s Friday Night Fights (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, online through WatchESPN.com, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.)

Nov 12, 2012

The media is cordially invited to a press conference being held on Thursday, November 15, at 1:00 pm at the Magic City Casino (450 Northwest 37th Avenue, Miami, Florida) to discuss the Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions, in association with the Magic City Casino, night of ESPN-televised professional boxing entitled “Friday Night Fights at Magic City Casino” to be held the evening of Friday, January 4, 2013, at Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino.

Nov 9, 2012

On Friday, January 4, 2013, Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions in association with the Magic City Casino will proudly present the year’s debut broadcast of the popular professional boxing series ESPN’s Friday Night Fights (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, online through WatchESPN.com, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.) live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. The 12-round super featherweight main event will feature towering Cuban dynamo Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs), currently ranked #5 in the world by the IBF, who will look to continue his undefeated run against fellow undefeated prospect and Afghani-Canadian Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs), who is ranked #8 in the world by the WBA. In the co-featured televised bout, a couple of tough junior middleweight contenders will tangle, when young Puerto Rican powerhouse Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) takes on highly regarded Philadelphian Derek “Pooh” Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs).

Oct 30, 2012

Featuring New England’s Top Boxers Danny O’Connor & Ryan Kielczewski BOSTON, MA (November 8, 2012) – TD Garden announced today professional boxing will return to Boston for ‘TD Garden Night at the Fights’ on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7:00PM. Headlining the night is Framingham native and light welterweight, rising star Danny O'Connor. Also competing in professional matches are undefeated junior lightweight Ryan Kielczewski of Quincy and Portland-trained middleweight Russell Lamour. Four amateur matchups showcasing USA Boxing New England All-Stars will round out the evening.

Oct 26, 2012

In the feature bout of the evening, scheduled for eight rounds in the lightweight division, Jorge "Machito" Maysonet Jr., (10-0, 9 KOs) demolished Ramesis Gil (8-5-5, 5 KOs) by way of a first round KO. From the beginning of the fight, Maysonet came out very aggressive, connecting with left and right hooks to the face and body of Gil, who went down on three occasions. The referee seen that Gil was unstable to continue and the fight was halted at the 1:23 mark.

Sept 06, 2012

Danny O’Connor enjoys the good things in life because he’s been to the bottom. In April 2011, right before a big Showtime-televised fight, O’Connor began coughing up blood. He fought, but suffered a broken nose and the first ~ and only ~ loss of his career (18-1, 7 KOs). At the hospital, after many tests and surgery for his nose, O’Connor was diagnosed with anemia caused by a bleeding ulcer.“It was one of those instances where I should have broken out and become a star,” said the 27-year-old Framingham native. “Everything went opposite of how I had played it out.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Aug 28, 2012

Undefeated power puncher and Team Puerto Rico member, Jorge "Machito" Maysonet, Jr. (8-0, 7 KOs) will be seeing action this Saturday, September 1, against journeyman, Bryan Abraham (6-13-2, 6 KOs). The fight will be taking place at the Turning Point Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. The feature bout of the evening will be between WBA Middleweight Champion, Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) facing off against Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs). CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Aug 28, 2012

Top contender Carlos Molina is more than happy to answer WBA Super Welterweight Champ Austin Trout’s calls for a quality opponent to face.“He says he only wants to fight the best and then he calls out Erislandy Lara! Everybody knows I beat Erislandy Lara!” says Molina, fresh from his shutout victory over capable veteran Damian Frias last Friday in Miami, Oklahoma. Molina and Lara fought to a very controversial draw last year.
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Aug 20, 2012

Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing, wishes to congratulate his fighters, IBF #10 super middleweight Don “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs), IBF #6, WBC #8 junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) and Cuban light heavyweight Vilier Quinonez (5-0, 3 KOs) for their impressive victories Friday night at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. Chicago native George scored a TKO 6 over opponent Dionisio Miranda after the one-sided bout was stopped between the sixth and seventh rounds. A powerful puncher, George stalked his Colombian opponent behind thudding one/two combinations. He started catching Miranda with regularity in the fourth. After a couple rounds of eating strong right hands, the normally durable Miranda had had enough.
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Aug 20, 2012

Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing, wishes to congratulate his fighters, Colombian bomber Breidis Prescott (26-4, 20 KOs), future Puerto Rican star Roberto Acevedo (6-0, 3 KOs) and Cuban super featherweight sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs), for their victories Saturday night at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida, and live on Solo Boxeo Tecate. Never in a bad fight, super lightweight Prescott went to war with Bronx native Francisco “Gato” Figueroa to win by unanimous decision in the night’s main event. Prescott dropped Figueroa twice in the first round and looked to be moving in for the finish, but Figueroa fought on gamely and even managed to drop Prescott in the fifth. In the end, Prescott’s heavier punches were the difference by scores of 79-71, 77-73 and 78-71. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Aug 14, 2012

Colombian Dionisio Miranda (21-7-2, 18 K0s) will step in to face Chicago’s Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round super middleweight co-main event of the ESPN Friday Night Fights 2012 series finale (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3) presented by Warriors Boxing and Tony Holden Productions, scheduled for Friday, August 17, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. George’s original opponent, Adonis Stevenson, has been forced to pull out of their 12-round elimination bout with a hand injury. The other 10-round co-main event battle between top junior middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) and Miami’s Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs) will go on as scheduled. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Aug 12, 2012

Last night before a raucous local crowd, Framingham welterweight Danny O'Connor scored a dominant fourth round TKO over Providence's Eddie Soto in the first live boxing event to be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Ken Casey and the Drop Kick Murphys and Warriors Boxing, was staged immediately following the ending of the MLS Soccer game featuring the New England Revolution.
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Aug 9, 2012

Top junior middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) is in final preparations for his co-main event appearance against Miami’s Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs) on Friday, August 17, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Presented by Warriors Boxing, Group Yvon Michel and Tony Holden Productions, the blockbuster night of boxing will serve as the ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale for 2012 (10 PM Eastern on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3) and also features a 12-round super middleweight main event between Chicago’s Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) and powerful Canadian slugger Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs). In Canada, the event will be presented on PPV at Canal Indigo and Bell TV with the telecast starting at 9:00 PM/ET, featuring Stevenson highlights until picking up the ESPN telecast at 10:00 PM/ET. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Aug 8, 2012

If New York’s colorful junior welterweight contender Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) attacks his next opponent, Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) as quickly and relentlessly as he talks, he will win easily. A tsunami of ideas and stories and plans, the likeable Figueroa says he’s primed and ready to get back in the game with a big win when he faces Prescott in the 10-round main event of Warriors Boxing’s “Miami Warfare II” event on Saturday, August 18, at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida. In the co-main event that night, Cuban super featherweight sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy will face dangerous spoiler Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Aug 3, 2012

On Friday, August 17, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, Warriors Boxing, Group Yvon Michel and Tony Holden Productions will proudly present a blockbuster night of boxing that will also serve as the ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale for 2012 at 10 PM Eastern on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3. In Canada, the event will be presented on PPV at Canal Indigo and Bell TV with the telecast starting at 9:00 PM/ET, featuring highlights of Adonis Stevenson's last few fights, until picking up the ESPN telecast at 10:00 PM/ET. In the 12-round super middleweight main event, Chicago puncher Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) will take on the equally explosive Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) from Longueuil, Quebec via Haiti, with a chance to face IBF champion Carl Froch on the line. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

 

July 27, 2012

GONZALEZ TO FACE DZINZIRUK ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

After the recent back injury suffered to former WBO Middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15 KOs), WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) will now defend his title against highly regarded Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) on Saturday night September 1, 2012 as the main event headlining HBO Boxing After Dark. The 12-round co-feature will showcase former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion, Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk (37-1, 23 KOs) of Kiev, Ukraine versus, undefeated heavy handed Puerto Rican contender, Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0, 13 KOs), the current NABO and WBA FEDELATIN Jr. Middleweight champion. The combined record of all four fighters is an astonishing (103-2, 77 KOs).
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July 27, 2012

‘KID BLAST’ TO FACE RODRIGUEZ AT MIAMI WARFARE II

Cuban super featherweight sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy will face dangerous spoiler Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico, in the co-main event of Warriors Boxing Promotions’ “Miami Warfare II” event on Saturday, August 18, at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida.
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July 23, 2012

A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITYFOR ADONIS STEVENSON, DONOVAN GEORGE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

From Bell Centre In Montreal, Canada; SHOWTIME Telecast Begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK (July 23, 2012) -- With a shot at International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Carl Froch on the line, hard-hitting, world-ranked super middleweights Adonis "Superman" Stevenson, (18-1, 15 KOs) of Montreal, Canada, and Chicago's Donovan "Da Bomb'' George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) will clash in an IBF elimination bout titled "Shock Wave In Montreal'' on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Aug. 11, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

July 20, 2012

PRESCOTT: I NEED A NEW CLAIM TO FAME!

Miami (via Colombia) power puncher Breidis Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) says he has mixed emotions about no longer being the only fighter to ever put Amir Khan to sleep. While Prescott did it to Khan in 2008 in less than one round, Danny Garcia was able to join the exclusive club last Saturday when he laid out the now-former champion in four rounds. Prescott is currently in hard training for his upcoming junior-welterweight battle against Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York in the main event of Warriors Boxing’s “Miami Warfare II” event at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida, on Saturday, August 18.

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July 12, 2012

QUOTES FROM TODAY’S CROSSROADS PRESS CONFERENCES FEATURING GLEN JOHNSON/ANDRZEJ FONFARA

All four principal fighters were respectful and professional to each other at two separate press conferences were held today, one at the MAJESTIC STAR CASINO in Gary, Indiana, and one at PLAYBOOK SPORTS BAR in Niles, Illinois, to discuss this Friday’s (July 13) "CROSSROADS" boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Crossroads is presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing and will feature former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) taking on "The Polish Prince" Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round light heavyweight main event and former world champion Jose Luis Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) facing Chicago fan favorite Ivan Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

July 12, 2012

TICKETS MOVING FAST FOR CROSSROADS BOXING IN CHICAGO

Tickets continue to move briskly for this Friday’s (July 13) "CROSSROADS" boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, as nearly all the floor seats are now sold, with thousands of seats already sold in the other price denominations as well. Based on advance sales and the buzz of excitement throughout the city, a very large crowd is expected. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

July 11, 2012

FANS/MEDIA FLOCK TO CROSSROADS OPEN WORKOUT IN CHICAGO

As evidenced by today’s heavy turnout at a public/media workout, excitement is building in Chicago for this Friday’s (July 13) "CROSSROADS" boxing event presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing at the UIC Pavilion and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. A huge group of reporters and fans packed into Chicago’s 8 Count Gym to watch Glen Johnson, Andrzej Fonfara, Jose Luis Castillo and Ivan Popoca go through light workouts and talk to fans and reporters afterward. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

July 9, 2012

CASTILLO: BOMBS AWAY!

Former world champion Jose Luis “EL Temible” Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) is already on weight and ready for his appearance in the co-main event of 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing’s “CROSSROADS”, boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights next Friday, July 13.

Castillo will face hometown fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight battle that night before the 10-round main event between Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) and Chicago’s “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs). CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

July 6, 2012

DO OR DIE FOR GLEN JOHNSON NEXT FRIDAY: ‘IF I LOSE I PROBABLY WON’T WANT TO DO IT ANYMORE’

Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) is working hard with trainer Orlando Cuellar, co-Trainer Hamlet McKenzie and strength and conditioning coach Steve Arintok at Thump Boxing Gym in Miami. The still-dangerous former world champion is putting the finishing touches on preparations to face Chicago’s “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event of 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing’s “CROSSROADS”, boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights next Friday, July 13.CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

July 6, 2012

CROSSROADS UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED

8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing have announced the undercard for “CROSSROADS”, the ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of action-packed professional boxing on Friday, July 13, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Several local and national prospects are scheduled to appear in support of the main event featuring a 10-round light heavyweight clash between former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) and Chicago’s popular world ranked contender, “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) and the co-main event featuring a 10-round welterweight battle between two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs).
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June 23, 2012

ANDRZEJ FONFARA HITS 
"RUN THE RIDGE" 5K THIS SATURDAY MORNING

World ranked light heavyweight professional boxer Andrzej "The Polish Prince" Fonfara will take a short break from his intense training this Saturday morning, June 23rd to participate in the "RUN THE RIDGE' 5K in Burr Ridge, Illinois. The 24 year old Fonfara is spending the excessively hot summer Chicago days preparing for his showdown with former world champion Glen "The Road Warrior" Johnson in the main event at "CROSSROADS" set for Friday, July 13th at the UIC Pavilion and broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

June 22, 2012

QUOTES FROM MIAMI WARFARE II
PRESS CONFERENCE

MIAMI, Fla. - A press conference was held today at Mojitos Restaurant in Miami for Warriors Boxing Promotions' Saturday, August 18, boxing event entitled "Miami Warfare II" at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel. The explosive night of professional boxing will feature a high-impact eight-round junior-welterweight main event between Miami, Florida's (via Colombia) Breidis "The Khanqueror" Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and Francisco "Gato" Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

June 15, 2012

PRESS CONFERENCE ALERT

A press conference will be held on Wednesday June 20 at 1:00 pm at Mojitos Restaurant Cuban Cuisine (located inside of the Dolphin Mall Entrance #3 - Address: 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, Florida) to discuss Warriors Boxing Promotions’ Saturday, August 18, boxing event entitled “Miami Warfare II” at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida. The explosive night of professional boxing will feature a high-impact eight-round junior-welterweight main event between Miami, Florida’s (via Colombia) Breidis “The Khanqueror” Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York.
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May 25, 2012

CLAN O’CONNOR CHEERS THEIR HERO TO VICTORY

Fighting in the main event of a six-fight Boston vs. New York card at the Boston House of Blues before 2500 delirious fans, and with a  rock star in his corner, super lightweight boxing prospect Danny O’Connor knew he had to deliver in a big way. Mission accomplished. Showing vast improvements from working with acclaimed trainer Ronnie Shields, O’Connor, now 17-1, 5 KOs, dominated opponent Daniel Sostre of Highland, New York, forcing him to retire on his stool after four rounds. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

May 23, 2012

DANNY O FEVER GRIPS CITY OF BOSTON

Clan O’Connor Ready for a Show of Force Tomorrow Night
at Boston House of Blues

The City of Boston has ‘Danny O Fever’, as few tickets remain for junior welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor’s 10-round rumble with New York’s Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-5-1). The pair will meet as the main event of a Boston vs. New York fight card tomorrow night (May 24) at the Boston House of Blues. O’Connor (16-1, 4 KOs) will enjoy the full support of “Clan O’Connor”, his army of fans, as well as that of de-facto manager and Irish rock superstar Ken Casey of The Dropkick Murphys. Here’s what the Boston newspapers are saying about O’Connor, Casey and this unique and exciting event tomorrow night: CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

May 23, 2012

WITH A ROCK STAR IN HIS CORNER AND AN ARMY OF FANS, O’CONNOR READY TO RUMBLE AT HOUSE OF BLUES

Few Tickets Remain for ‘Boston vs. New York’ Boxing Show Tomorrow Night

Expect to hear the chants of “Let’s Go Danny O!” at the Boston House of Blues tomorrow night (May 24) as an army of fans known as “Clan O’Connor” assembles to watch their hero, junior welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor (16-1, 4 KOs), headline a seven-bout Boston vs. New York fight card. O’Connor will face Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-5-1) of New York in a 10-round contest.
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May 21, 2012

PRESCOTT: I’LL STEP IN TO FACE ORTIZ!

Colombian slugger Breidis “The Khanqueror” Prescott (25-4, 20 KOs) says he’ll gladly step in and rumble with Victor Ortiz, now that Ortiz is in search of a substitute opponent on June 23 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Known as a strong, all-action puncher at light welterweight, Prescott says he’d have no trouble stepping up in weight to face Ortiz. “I’m ready to go, let’s do it! If they want an exciting fight to take the place of his cancelled rematch with Andre Berto, look no further. I’ll be there to drop bombs on June 23.”
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May 15, 2012

WARRIORS, BLUEWAVE, AND NEWHOUSE SIGN
MARK “TOO SHARP” DAVIS!

Warriors Boxing, Bluewave Boxing and Newhouse Promotions are proud to announce the signing of 2005 and 2006 United States Amateur Champion and undefeated super featherweight Mark “Too Sharp” Davis (16-0, 5 KOs) to an exclusive promotional agreement. 25-year-old Davis is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and now lives in Cleveland, Ohio. During his 200 amateur bouts, he competed at the 2005 World championships and won the Eastern Olympic trials for the 2008 Olympics. Davis also won gold medals at the 2002 US Junior Olympics, the 2002 US National Silver Gloves, and the 2002 Police Athletic League (PAL) tournament as a junior. He won a silver medal at the 2003 PAL and won a gold medal for the USA at the 2003 Under-19 Sweden Cup. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

May 13, 2012

ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, JULY 13 AT CHICAGO’S UIC PAVILION: “CROSSROADS”GLEN JOHNSON VS. ANDRZEJ FONFARA
JOSE LUIS CASTILLO VS. IVAN POPOCA

Tickets are now on sale for ESPN Friday Night Fights’ “CROSSROADS”, set for Friday, July 13th at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Presented by 8 Count Productions and Warriors Boxing, the event will be headlined by a ten round light heavyweight clash between former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson and Chicago’s popular world ranked contender, “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara. The co-main event will feature a ten round welterweight battle between legendary two-time former world champion Jose Luis “EL Terrible” Castillo and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “EL Marro” Popoca. Advance tickets for “CROSSROADS”, priced at $151, $101, $51 and $31, can be obtained through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000), the 8 Count Productions Offices, 312-226-5800 or the UIC Pavilion Box Office, 312-413-5740.
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May 13, 2012

MARGULES CONGRATULATES VICTORIOUS FIGHTERS

Warriors Boxing Promotions’ President, Leon Margules, wishes to congratulate all four of his fighters who were victorious this past Friday, May 11. Making his nationally televised ShoBox: The New Generation debut in the co-main event of a Warriors Boxing event entitled “Shootout at Texas Station”, from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, undefeated super middleweight Badou Jack "The Ripper" (11-0, 8 KOs) survived a close fight against awkwardly confusing opponent Alexander Brand (17-1, 15 KOs). Jack had to call on all his experience to overcome the herky-jerky style of Brand and win via split decision (77-75, 77-75, 75-77).
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May 9, 2012

BARTHELEMY TO FACE OSIOBE ON FRIDAY IN SHOOTOUT AT TEXAS STATION

Another intriguing fight has been added to the undercard of this Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) presented by Warriors Boxing, entitled “Shootout at Texas Station”, from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, as undefeated Cuban American Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (15-0, 11 Kos) will now face Denmark, via Nigeria’s Robert “Super” Osiobe (11-4, 6 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight battle.

“Shootout at Texas Station” will be headlined by a 10-round junior middleweight main event between Cuba's Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) and Cleveland’s Willie “The Great” Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs). The eight-round co-feature will pit undefeated super middleweights Badou Jack "The Ripper" (10-0, 8 KOs) of Sweden and Colombia's power-punching Alexander Brand (17-0, 15 KOs).
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May 8, 2012

TEAM NELSON PLANNING AN UPSET

Cleveland’s Willie “The Great” Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs) may have come up a little short in his ShoBox: The New Generation debut against Vincent Arroyo last April, but he’s planning on doing what all great fighters can do: come back stronger than ever.

Nelson and his training team and promoters, Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are focused on making the second time the charm when he faces Cuba's Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) this Friday, May 11, in the 10-round junior middleweight main event of the ShoBox: The New Generation telecast (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) presented by Warriors Boxing, entitled “Shootout at Texas Station”, from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

May 7, 2012

FUTURE CHAMP ACEVEDO BACK IN ACTION AT
TEXAS STATION ON FRIDAY

Puerto Rican super middleweight prospect Roberto Jose Acevedo (3-0, 2 KOs) says his upcoming opponent, Martinez Sharod Porter (1-1) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had better be prepared for battle this Friday… because he is. Acevedo and Porter will meet in a four-round non-televised preliminary bout on the undercard of the ShoBox: The New Generation telecast presented by Warriors Boxing, entitled “Shootout at Texas Station”, scheduled for Friday, May 11 (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

May 3, 2012

DANNY O’CONNOR TO HEADLINE FIRST PROFESSIONAL BOXING MATCH AT THE BOSTON HOUSE OF BLUES ON MAY 24

Junior welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor (16-1) is busy preparing for his homecoming match under the tutelage of acclaimed trainer Ronnie Shields in Houston, Texas. On May 24, O’Connor will headline the first professional boxing card at the Boston House of Blues against Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-5-1) of New York in a 10-round contest. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

May 3, 2012

BADOU JACK: I’M GOING TO BEAT HIM UP

Undefeated super middleweight Badou Jack "The Ripper" (10-0, 8 KOs) of Sweden says he’s planning on having a great time when he makes his ShoBox: The New Generation debut on Friday, May 11 against Colombia's also undefeated Alexander Brand (17-0, 15 KOs). The pair will meet as part of a live doubleheader telecast (11 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®, delayed on the West Coast) entitled "Shootout at Texas Station", presented by Warriors Boxing live from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, headlined by Cuba's Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) taking on Cleveland’s Willie "The Great" Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs) in the 10-round light middleweight main event. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

May 2, 2012

WILLIE NELSON STEPS IN TO FACE YUDEL JHONSON --
SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TELECAST TO GO FORWARD AS DOUBLEHEADER

Cleveland’s once-beaten Willie "The Great" Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs) will step in to face Cuba's Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) in the 10-round junior middleweight main event of the ShoBox: The New Generation telecast presented by Warriors Boxing, entitled “Shootout at Texas Station”, scheduled for Friday, May 11 (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. Original Jhonson opponent, Freddy Hernandez, has been forced to pull out with an injury. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

   

April 18, 2012

MOLINA: FORGET POLITICS AND TRICKS. FIGHT ME BECAUSE YOU’RE TRUE CHAMPIONS

Tired of all the undeserved setbacks, controversial outcomes and political maneuvering he’s suffered through in his career, top junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina says he wishes to appeal directly to other old-school boxers like himself. “Everyone knows I’m the number-one contender in this division. I haven’t legitimately lost, or even had a draw, in a fight since 2006. And the list of guys I beat in that time is the most impressive of any other contender in the top 10. What I want to say to the world champions at 154 lbs is this: don’t hide behind rankings to avoid me. Fight me because I’m the true #1 contender and that’s what an old-school champion would do.” CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

April 18, 2012

DIABLO DOESN’T BLAME TARVER FOR DUCKING HIM

WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO) doesn’t blame Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver for stepping around him to take an easier fight. Despite being offered a shot at Wlodarczyk’s prestigious belt, Tarver (29-6, 20 KO) will instead face the strong, but limited Lateef Kayode on June 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. “I was not surprised by his decision,” said Wlodarczyk. “I said to my promoters, Andrew Wasilewski and Leon Margules, that a fight between Tarver and me will never happen. He is an intelligent guy and knows he has a very small chance of surviving 12 rounds with me. He realizes I'm too strong and too hungry for him. It’s that simple.” CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

April 14, 2012

TICKETS FOR SHOOTOUT AT TEXAS STATION ON SALE
10 AM TODAY!

Tickets go on sale today (Saturday, April 14 at 10 AM) for “Shootout at Texas Station”, the Friday, May 11, ShoBox: The New Generation-televised night of professional boxing in the Dallas Events Center at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. “Shootout at Texas Station” will be presented by Warriors Boxing and features Cuba’s Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) taking on Freddy “The Rail” Hernandez (30-2, 20 KOs) from Mexico in the 10-round light middleweight main event. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

April 10, 2012

MARGULES OUTRAGED AND DISAPPOINTED AT URANGO COMEBACK REPORTS

Promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing wishes to issue the following warnings to the fighter and those involved with former IBF junior welterweight world champion Juan “Iron Twin” Urango’s supposed comeback fight on April 26 at the Centro Bancomer in Mexico City, reportedly against Mexican veteran Cristian Chavez (23-18, 11 KOs). “Juan Urango is still under contract to me,” stated Margules. “He’s still under contract to Warriors boxing and does not have permission to do this fight and we intend to pursue our legal remedies and will seek redress against anyone who interferes with our contract.” CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

March 27, 2012

JHONSON/HERNANDEZ SET TO HEADLINE SHOBOX-TELEVISED “SHOOTOUT AT TEXAS STATION” IN LAS VEGAS

On Friday, May 11, at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, Cuba’s Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) will face Freddy “The Rail” Hernandez (30-2, 20 KOs) from Mexico in the 10-round light middleweight main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation televised boxing event entitled “Shootout at Texas Station”, being presented by Warriors Boxing. Also scheduled for televised appearances that night will be Cuban super featherweight prospect Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (15-0, 11 KOs), who will face Mexico’s Aalan Martinez (12-1-1, 8 KOs) in the eight-round televised opener, plus an eight-round super middleweight battle between Colombia’s undefeated Alexander Brand (17-0, 15 KOs) and Sweden’s undefeated Badou Jack “The Ripper” (10-0, 8 KOs). CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

March 27, 2012

TEAM MOLINA’S OFFICIAL POSITION ON TRAVESTY IN TEXAS

The representatives of junior middleweight Carlos Molina have the following official response to his improper disqualification Saturday night against James Kirkland in a WBC Light Middleweight Semi-Final Elimination fight at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. “Referee Jon Schorle was in error of Texas rules last night when he disqualified Carlos Molina and therefore the fight must be changed to a No Contest ruling,” asserts Leon Margules, promoter of Chicago-based junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina.
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March 20, 2012

CAYO AND CAMPBELL READY TO RUMBLE

The entire tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic is lit up with excitement over this Saturday, March 24’s professional boxing event at the Palacio de Los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Sampson Boxing and Manguita Promotions main event will feature Santo Domingo’s own Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (27-2, 19 KOs) taking on Jacksonville, Florida’s former unified lightweight world champion Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (34-9-1, 25 KOs) over 10 bruising rounds or less. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

March 20, 2012

DANNY O'CONNOR TEAMS UP WITH THE DROPKICK MURPHYS!

Highly touted junior welterweight boxing prospect Danny O’Connor is ready to rock n roll in 2012. The Framingham, Massachusetts boxer has the new support and backing from the popular musical group Dropkick Murphys. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

March 14, 2012

DONOVAN GEORGE: NO WAY I’M LOSING THIS FIGHT

Super middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George plans on turning St. Patrick’s Day into a Greek holiday this Saturday, March 17, when he comes bearing the gift of leather for his opponent, Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

February 28, 2012

MARGULES CONGRATULATES HIS VICTORIOUS PUERTO RICAN FIGHTERS

Promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing wishes to congratulate two of his Puerto Rican fighters, Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez and Jorge “Machito” Maysonet Jr., for their impressive victories this month. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

February 08, 2012

MANTEQUILLA GONZALEZ LOOKS TO MAKE STATEMENT AGAINST LYELL

Junior middleweight knockout artist Jonathan "Mantequilla" Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be looking to make a statement to the boxing world when he appears live on ShoBox: The New Generation (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) against former world title challenger Billy Lyell (24-10-2, 5 KOs) of Warren, Ohio, in the 10-round televised co-feature from the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, this Friday, February 17.
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February 08, 2012

MARGULES CONGRATULATES BARTHELEMY AND ACEVEDO

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing wishes to congratulate two of his fighters, Cuban power-punching sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (15-0, 11 KOs) and future super middleweight world champion Roberto Jose Acevedo (3-0, 2 KOs) for their impressive victories on Friday night at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas.
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January 25, 2012

UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR SUPERBRAWLS FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS CARD, FEBRUARY 3 AT TEXAS STATION CASINO IN LAS VEGAS


The undercard has been announced for the February 3, 2012, Warriors Boxing and Sampson Boxing blockbuster SUPERBRAWLS show at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas.

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January 22, 2012

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT PROSPECT ADDED TO ALREADY STACKED TEXAS STATION ‘SUPERBRAWLS’!

Future super middleweight world champion Roberto Jose Acevedo has been added to the undercard of the already stacked “Superbrawls” boxing event on Friday, February 3, at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE
January 21, 2012

ISAAC "GOLDEN BOY" CHILEMBA IS READY TO GO TO WAR WITH EDISON MIRANDA

St. Petersburg, Florida (January 23, 2012) - When South Africa's world ranked light heavyweight contender, Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (18-1-1, 9 KOs), steps in the ring on February 3, 2012 against Edison "Pantera" Miranda (35-6, 30 KO's), he's going to have bad intentions on his mind.
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January 10, 2012

DESPAIGNE FALLS OUT, CHILEMBA JUMPS IN TO FACE MIRANDA FEBRUARY 3 IN LAS VEGAS

Claiming he is not “mentally ready” to fight, Cuban light heavyweight Yordanis Despaigne has withdrawn from his scheduled rematch against charismatic light heavyweight slugger Edison “Pantera” Miranda (35-6, 30 KOs), scheduled for Friday, February 3, in the Dallas Events Center at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. Instead, Miranda will now face South Africa’s WBC #6, WBA #13, and WBO #14-rated Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (18-1-1, 9 KOs) in the 10-round main event of an ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of boxing, presented by Warriors Boxing and Sampson Boxing, entitled “Super Brawls”.

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December 22, 2011


PANTERA MIRANDA RETURNS WITH BIG VICTORY; NOW STALKING CLEVERLY


"Cleverly will feel stupid when I'm done with him."

One of boxing's hardest punchers and most exciting warriors, Edison "Pantera" Miranda (35-6, 30 KOs), fresh off a sensational TKO win over WBO #7 light heavyweight Kariz Kariuki on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, is already back in the gym looking and forward to his next bout. 

"I felt really good in there. Probably the best I have felt in years," said the energized Miranda. "I trained hard and was in great shape. Kariz hit me a few times, but I was able to walk right through them. I knew I could hurt him with the left and as soon as I saw the opportunity I took advantage of it."

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December 19, 2011

MARGULES: PULLING DONOVAN GEORGE WAS HARDEST DECISION OF MY CAREER

Leon Margules, President of Warriors Boxing and co-promoter of super middleweight contender Donovan "Da Bomb" George (22-1-1, 19 KO's), says pulling George out of his fight against Librado Andrade was the hardest decision he’s had to make during his career as a promoter… but it was definitely the right one.
December 08, 2011

MARGULES CONGRATULATES WLODARCZYK

Promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing wishes to congratulate Poland’s WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) for his 11th round TKO victory over former world champion Danny Green at Challenge Stadium, in Perth, Australia, last Wednesday night.
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