Philly Fight Night – BURGIN-SPARROW LOCAL SHOWDOWN TOPS MARCH 10 BOXING CARD AT 2300 ARENA IN PHILLY

January 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Philadelphia, PA—It will be another old fashioned all-Philly rumble when lightweights Anthony Burgin and Avery Sparrow collide over eight rounds or less on Friday evening, March 10, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.  First fight is 7.30 p.m.

“It may not be Bennie Briscoe vs. Cyclone Hart or Joey Giardello vs. George Benton, but it’s a start and Philly vs. Philly is what put our city on the boxing map years and years ago,” said promoter J Russell Peltz.  “If more of the local guys square off against each other, it will make Philly better.  The International Boxing Hall of Fame is filled with guys who lost.  Fighters get better by fighting better fighters.  That’s something I learned years ago.”

Burgin, 24, a pro for more than four years, is 10-2, 2 K0s, and comes into this fight after having beaten another Philadelphian, Gerald Smith, in his last fight Oct. 14 in the same ring.  He also has beaten Philadelphians Frankie Trader, Ramon Ellis (twice) and Kenneth Brown.
In his only other fight in 2016, Burgin lost a four-round split decision to unbeaten DiVante Jones, of Augusta, GA, in a fight most of the crowd at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT, thought he won clearly.  Jones, now 9-0, has not boxed since.

“I am ecstatic to be headlining the fight card on March 10 and excited to be fighting Avery Sparrow,” Burgin said.  “When two Philly guys face each other, a spectacular show is guaranteed and this fight will be no exception.  I am going to make a statement.

“I’m only getting started and what you’re going to see from me in the future starts March 10.  I haven’t been as active as I would like to be but I have fought great fights and tough opponents and it has only made me better.  It’s only the beginning and 2017 is my year and nothing is going to stop me from grabbing what is already mine.”

Burgin is managed and trained by Raul “Chino” Rivas, whose excellent stable of fighters includes WBA junior lightweight champ Jason Sosa, junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, undefeated lightweight Stevie Ortiz and promising lightweight newcomer Victor Padilla.

Sparrow, 23, has had a rough career marked by long periods of inactivity.  He will have been a pro for 32 months by fight time, but has only a 5-1 record (3 K0s) to show for it.

His only loss came late in 2015 in the same ring when he was disqualified after five rounds for low blows against lefty Jerome Rodriguez, of Allentown, PA.  Sparrow was getting the better of it during the fight, but too many punches strayed low and referee Hurley McCall waved it off after numerous warnings and point deductions.

Sparrow has not boxed since March 26 when he knocked out hometowner Brandon Ruffin in one round in Charlotte, NC.  Sparrow also has beaten Jesus Lule, a frequent rival of Philadelphia fighters.

“I’m down now, but after I win this fight, I should be on my way up,” Sparrow said.  “I am grateful for this fight and a wonderful opportunity to showcase my talent.  No one knows what this chance means to me.  It’s much appreciated and it’s a blessing.  This will help me get my career back on track.  I want good fights to happen.  It’s what Philly and boxing needs.  I understand completely.”

Eight additional fights complete the card.

ABOUT MARCH 10

The Burgin-Sparrow fight tops a nine-bout card at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.  First fight is 7.30 pm.  Tickets are priced at $40, $50 and $75 and they are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and at www.peltzboxing.com or www.2300Arena.com.  The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., BAM Boxing and Joe Hand Promotions.  It will be streamed live by www.glf.com and televised on delay by Comcast Sports Net.

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Press credentials:  Brittany Rogers at 215-765-0922 or peltzboxing@comcast.net
Request deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.

GH3 PROMOTIONS FIGHTERS LEROY DAVILA, KEENAN SMITH HIGHLIGHT NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD ON FRIDAY, JAN. 20 AT BALLYS ATLANTIC CITY HOTEL AND CASINO

January 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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GH3 PROMOTIONS FIGHTERS LEROY DAVILA, KEENAN SMITH HIGHLIGHT NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD ON FRIDAY, JAN. 20 AT BALLYS ATLANTIC CITY HOTEL AND CASINO

PLUS UNDEFEATED DARMANI ROCK AND LOCAL FAVORITES ANTHONY “JUICE”YOUNG, HAFIZ MONTGOMERY, JEFF LENTZ

Adam Lopez faces Danny Roman in Main Event Of ShoBox: The New Generation Quadrupleheader Live on SHOWTIME® 

Undefeated Super Middleweight Ronald Ellis Takes On Christopher Brooker; Undefeated Super Lightweights Kenneth Sims Jr. & Emmanuel Robles Collide; Bantamweight Stephon Young Risks Undefeated Record against Elton Dharry

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTIC CITY (Jan.10, 2017) — GH3 Promotions undefeated up-and-comers LeRoy Davila and Keenan Smith will head an impressive list of prospects that will be featured in non-televised action on Friday night, Jan. 20 at Ballys Atlantic City Hotel & Casinothat will precede a tremendous quadrupleheader that will be televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation card on SHOWTIME®.

In the 12-round main event, undefeated WBA No. 3-ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) will face the WBA’s No. 4-ranked Danny Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) in a title elimination bout.

In the co-feature, undefeated super middleweight Ronald Ellis (13-0-1, 1 NC, 10 KOs) will face off with Christopher Brooker (11-2, 5 KOs) in an eight-round 168-pound matchup of ShoBox veterans. 

In another eight-round featured bout, former national amateur champion Kenneth Sims Jr. (10-0, 3 KOs) and Emmanuel Robles (15-1-1, 5 KOs) will clash in a matchup of promising, unbeaten super lightweights making their ShoBox debuts in their toughest assignments to date.

In the opening bout of the telecast, undefeated bantamweight Stephon Young (15-0-3, 6 KOs) takes on Elton Dharry (21-5-1, 14 KO’s) in an eight-round bout.

Davila (4-0, 2 KO’s) of New Brunswick, New Jersey will take on fellow undefeatedAnthony Taylor (4-0, 1 KO) of Warren, Ohio in a six-round bantamweight bout.

Davila, a 2016 United States Olympic Alternate is beginning his second year as a professional and is coming off a 4-round unanimous decision over Damon Simon on Nov. 11 in Philadelphia.

Taylor, 25, has been a professional for two years, and is coming off a third-round stoppage over Jajuan Gills last July 23 in Youngstown, Ohio.

Smith, of Philadelphia, has a record of 9-0 with 3 knockouts, and will take on Marquis Hawthorne (4-5, 1 KO) of Waco, Texas in a welterweight bout scheduled for six-rounds.

The 26 year-old Smith is a seven-year professional. In recent bouts, he has stepped up the competition. He holds a second-round knockout over previously undefeated Lavell Hadley (2-0). In his last bout, Smith won an eight-round unanimous decision over Benjamin Whitaker (10-1-1) on Nov. 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, on ShoBox.

Hawthorne, 25, is a two-year pro and holds a win over previously undefeated Francisco Cruz (5-0). He will be looking to break a three-fight losing streak, with the latest being a four-round unanimous decision to undefeated Jeremy Nichols (6-0) on Sept. 30 in Las Vegas.

Also seeing action in a 6-round bout is local favorite Anthony “Juice” Young (14-2, 6 KO’s) of Atlantic City who will take on James Robinson (4-5-4, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, N.Y., in a welterweight scrap.

Former amateur standout, Darmani Rock (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia will battle Solomon Maye (3-7-2, 3 KO’s) of New Haven, Connecticut in a six-round heavyweight bout.

In four-round bouts, Hafiz Montgomery (3-1, 2 KO’s) of Toms River, N.J. takes on Tracey Johnson (4-5-4) of Boston in a cruiserweight battle; Jeff Lentz (5-1, 1 KO) of Lanoka Harbor, N.J. will fight Jeff Souffrant (3-1, 1 KO) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in a welterweight bout.

Tickets for the show, which is promoted by GH3 Promotions, Kings Promotions in association with Thompson Boxing (the main event) and Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, are $125, $100 $75 & $50 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000

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

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About ShoBox: The New GenerationSince its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. Some of the growing list of the 67 fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Andre Ward, Deontay Wilder, Erislandy Lara, Shawn Porter, Gary Russell Jr., Lamont Peterson, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Omar Figueroa, Nonito Donaire, Devon Alexander, Carl Froch, Robert Guerrero, Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Juan Manuel Lopez, Chad Dawson, Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams and more.

CONTACTS: GH3 Promotions, Marc Abrams: (856) 287 7611
Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1633
Matt Donovan, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1663 
Flo Jocou, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-7319 
John Beyrooty/BZA/Showtime: (562) 233-7477
Thompson Boxing, Pierre Kacsinta (Danny Roman): (818) 720-8721
Credentials: Marc Abrams GH3 Promotions / King’s Promotions phillyboxing@gmail.com

 

V3FIGHTS: Mitchell vs Ware – 1/14/17 – LIVE on GFL.TV

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V3 Fights returns to GFL on Sat., January 14, 2017, featuring Isaac Ware vs Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell for V3 Fights Featherweight Title. CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE ON GFL!

Less than 2 years after making his pro debut, Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell has gone 7-0 with 7 submission wins. January 14th he will attempt to make it 8-0 and capture the first professional championship of his career.

 

ADAM LOPEZ vs. DANNY ROMAN ELEVATED TO 12-ROUND WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR IN SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION MAIN EVENT

January 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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ADAM LOPEZ vs. DANNY ROMAN ELEVATED
TO 12-ROUND WBA SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR
IN SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION MAIN EVENT
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

New Opponents Named For Kenneth Sims Jr. & Stephon Young
In ShoBox Quadrupleheader Live At 10 p.m. ET/PT 
From Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino

 

Tickets on Sale Now

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK (Jan. 9, 2017) – The previously announced matchup between undefeated WBA ranked No 3-ranked super bantamweight Adam Lopez and the WBA’s No. 4-ranked Danny Roman has been elevated to a 12-round title eliminator for the WBA (regular) Super Bantamweight belt held by Nehomar Cermeno.

Lopez (16-0-1, 8 KOs) and Roman (20-2-1, 7 KOs) will square off in the most significant fight of their careers in the main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on Friday, Jan. 20, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

Lopez is a classic example of a ShoBox prospect-turned-contender. He’s 3-0-1 on the series, having defeated three previous unbeaten boxers. Roman has won 13 in a row dating to March 2014, and none of the fights have been close. 

“I am excited that this is an elimination bout and I am one step closer to fighting for a world championship,” said Lopez. “Very few fighters ever get a chance to fight for a title, and I’m not going to let it slip away. It’s a huge motivator, and the stakes are higher. I am fighting for a chance to fight a guy in Cermeno who is 37 and maybe past his prime. So if I win on January 20, I feel I will win against Cermeno. He is beatable, and that is the perfect opponent to become a world champion. After I beat Roman, Cermeno will pass the torch to me.”

Said Roman: “This is what we’ve been working toward since day one. A shot at a world title is every boxer’s dream. I can’t speak for Adam, but the stakes have never been higher for me. Beating Adam is the only thing on my mind.”

In a featured bout on the four-fight ShoBox telecast, undefeated, former national amateur champion Kenneth Sims Jr. (10-0, 3 KOs) will face a new opponent, once-beaten Emmanuel Robles (15-1-1, 5 KOs), in an eight-round super lightweight bout. 

In the televised opener, undefeated Stephon Young (15-0, 3 KOs) will take on new foe Elton Dharry (20-5-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.

The previously announced opponent for Sims, Wellington Romero, withdrew due to injury, while Young’s opponent, Daniel Rosas, withdrew due to personal reasons. 

In the previously announced co-feature, undefeated super middleweight Ronald Ellis(13-0-1, 1 NC, 10 KOs) will face off with Christopher Brooker (11-2, 5 KOs) in an eight-round 168-pound matchup of ShoBox veterans. 

Tickets for the show, which is promoted by GH3 Promotions, Kings Promotions in association with Thompson Boxing (the main event) and Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, are $125, $100 $75 & $50 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000.

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

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About ShoBox: The New Generation
Since its inception in July 2001, the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation has featured young talent matched tough. The ShoBox philosophy is to televise exciting, crowd-pleasing and competitive matches while providing a proving ground for willing prospects determined to fight for a world title. Some of the growing list of the 67 fighters who have appeared on ShoBox and advanced to garner world titles includes: Andre Ward, Deontay Wilder, Erislandy Lara, Shawn Porter, Gary Russell Jr., Lamont Peterson, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Omar Figueroa, Nonito Donaire, Devon Alexander, Carl Froch, Robert Guerrero, Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas, Juan Manuel Lopez, Chad Dawson, Paulie Malignaggi, Ricky Hatton, Kelly Pavlik, Paul Williams and more.

CONTACTS: GH3 Promotions, Marc Abrams: (856) 287 7611
Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1633
Matt Donovan, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1663 
Flo Jocou, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-7319 
John Beyrooty/BZA/Showtime: (562) 233-7477
Thompson Boxing, Pierre Kacsinta (Danny Roman): (818) 720-8721
Credentials: Marc Abrams GH3 Promotions / King’s Promotions phillyboxing@gmail.com

NYFE 13: Checkmate – 1/21/17 – LIVE on GFL.TV

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Lou Neglia’s Combat at the Capitale 39 – 1/21/17 – LIVE on GFL.TV

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Lou Neglia and Ray Longo present World Championship Kickboxing with “Combat at the Capitale 39” on Friday, January 20, 2017, live and on demand from the famous Capitale in New York City, New York. This full rules kickboxing card is anchored by fierce competitions under both Muay Thai and Pro Glory rules. CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION

 

Undercard:

Bridge Wars: The Kingdom of Judah – 1/21/17 – Live on GFL.TV

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Boss Lady Promotions & the honorable Mayor Eric Jackson will Host Trenton’s second Pro/Am Boxing Extravaganza. The Pro Main Event will headline 5X World Champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9) and the Co-Main Event will feature Derrick “Take it to the bank” Webster (21-1). The undercard features Trenton’s own cruiser weight, Mike “Beast” Hilton (3-0). The event will be Directed and Produced by Tatianna Sims, Founder and CEO of Challenge Entertainment. Don’t miss this action packed event live on GFL. CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION!

 

Undercard:

PELTZ BOXING ANNOUNCES 2017 PLANS TO CONTINUE PHILLY FIGHT NIGHT SERIES

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Philadelphia, PA—The popular Philly Fight Night boxing series will move forward with its second season in 2017, promoter J Russell Peltz announced today.

“We have a minimum of four fight cards scheduled—one each quarter—with the first one set for Friday, March 10, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia., “Peltz said.  “Last year was a good one with four solid main events:  Jesse Hart vs. Dashon Johnson; Johnson vs. DeCarlo Perez; Tyrone Brunson vs. Ismael Garcia; Tevin Farmer vs. Dardan Zenunaj.

“Our plans are to make 2017 even better, but if we cannot make the main events we want to make, then we will alter our strategy and present the best of the up-and-coming fighters in competitive matchups.  We are not in the business of building fighters’ records at the expense of the paying customers.  When you shell out anywhere from $40 to $75 for a ticket, you are entitled to watch competitive fights.  That remains our business model.”

The March 10 card will be announced shortly.

ABOUT MARCH 10

The March 10 card will consist of a minimum of eight fights with the first one beginning at 7.30 pm, one half hour later than last year.  The cards are promoted by Peltz Boxing, BAM Boxing and Joe Hand Promotions.  Tickets priced at $40, $50 and $75 are on sale at Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and also online at 2300Arena.com.

Fight Hard MMA – 1/7/17 – LIVE on GFL.TV

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FIGHT HARD MMA returns, January 7th, Get ready for a night of hard fought MMA Action LIVE on GFL!!!  CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION!

 

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Undercard:

Reality Fighting Championship – 1/7/17 – LIVE on GFL.TV

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January 7th, Reality Fighting Championship returns to GFL with another STACKED CARD to start the year off with a BANG! CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE!!!

 

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