CES Boxing offering Mike Tyson $1,000,000-plus to fight Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano

CES Boxing offering Mike Tyson

$1,000,000-plus to fight Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES), founded and operated by veteran boxing promoterJimmy Burchfield, Sr., is offering “Iron” Mike Tyson$1,000,000 to square-off withJuiseppe Angelo Cusumano, plus a percentage of closed circuit receipts to be negotiated, as well a $200,000 donation to whatever charity Tyson’s wife prefers.

“If Mike Tyson is serious about making a comeback,” Burchfield said, “we’re prepared to make him a legitimate offer to fight Cusumano in a 6 or 8-round fight, whichever Mike chooses.  After three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, boxing fans are hungry to watch real fights, not exhibitions.  Tyson is a boxer and a damn good one at that!  He’s not a bareknuckle fighter or wrestler. A real boxing match is what we’re interested in promoting!”

Tyson (50-6, 49 KOs) hasn’t officially fought since June 11, 2005.

The 6’ 4” Cusumano (18-3, 16 KOs) is an Italian heavyweight who fights out of Carini, Sicily.   

CES needs to make sure that Tyson is medically cleared before proceeding. His complete medical exam results are required by CES to be submitted with a June 25, 2020 deadline.  The date and venue for Tyson vs. Cusumano is to be determined, but open to negotiations once CES has spoken to Tyson or his representatives.  

“Cusumano will be a true gauge for Tyson’s first fight in 15 years,” Burchfield added. “This is a fight boxing fans want to see, not an exhibition, because it will let everyone know exactly where he’s at today and whether or not he can truly challenge a (Tyson) Fury, (Anthony) Joshua, or (Deontay) Wilder. We’re ready to negotiate in good faith right now.”

CES has been promoting boxing events for nearly 30 years and its stable of fighters has included 5-time world champion Vinny Paz, who was a very close teammate of Tyson’s when they were amateurs, 3-time world titlist Chad Dawson, Peter Manfredo, Jr., Ray Olivieria, Jason Estrada, Matt Godfrey, Gary “Tiger” Balletto, and Matt Remillard, among the more notables.

Split-T Management Signs United States Olympic Trials Champion Javier Martinez

NEW YORK – Split-T Management is pleased to announce the signing of highly coveted amateur Javier Martinez.
Martinez, 23, was the 2020 Olympic Trial Champion at middleweight, but has decided to turn professional under the guidance of Split-T Management’s Tim VanNewhouse. A five-time National Champion, and the number-one ranked fighter at 165 pounds in the USA Boxing Rankings, Martinez’s selection as an Olympic alternate despite his victory at the trials and various international experience caused shock-waves through the amateur system.

“Being a casualty of the new Olympic selection process just makes me that much more determined. I am going to show, time and time again why I was deserving of that spot. That said, I am excited to turn professional, and this is the perfect situation. Tim came at me with a good plan for my future and I have a great feeling about him and the whole Split-T family,” said Martinez.
The son of Mexican immigrants from Palos Altos, Jalisco, Martinez began boxing at the age of eight after following his older brothers into the gym.
“I want to make something big out of boxing, and provide a better life for myself and family – especially my son. At this point of my life, I feel that Split-T will move me the right way and guide me into becoming a world champion.”
A Milwaukee-native, Martinez is now training in Las Vegas, Nevada under the tutelage of renowned trainer Jorge Capetillo, and is expected to make his debut at Super Middleweight within the next couple of months.
“Javier has good physical attributes as he stands 6’1″. He has a fan-friendly, pressure style, who stalks his opponents behind a tight defense with well-selected combinations. He enjoys investing in the body, and shows a nice blend of aggression and power. Javier is a fundamentally complete fighter with balance, power and mobility. That is why there were so many people trying to recruit him. Javier’s the type of athlete that will be placed on a fast track and debut in a six-round bout. He will soon be paired with one of the best promoters in the world, and I can’t wait to see him on TV soon,” said VanNewhouse.

Brandon leads the Community way

Baltimore Police Officer Brandon Chambers is a 9 year veteran with the department. He has won Officer of the Year in 2018 and 2019 for the entire Baltimore Police Department.

Officer Chambers is now in the Neighborhood Services Unit which is focused on Community Policing. Before moving to this unit, Officer Chambers fed the homeless each week he was paid. In addition, he would go to the Burger King and buy 40 cheeseburgers and hand them out at The Healthcare Center (A homeless shelter) and enjoy lunch with the homeless people before moving to the Neighborhood  Services Unit.

Officer Chambers is also a professional boxer with a record of three wins and no losses. He is signed to Jeter Promotions. Officer Chambers is a role model in the community.  He  and fellow officers from the department just brought cake and balloons to a young boy who was sad that he could not enjoy his birthday because of the covid-19 pandemic.

These officers, have along with Officer Chambers made this kids day by giving him a special birthday. Kids see Officer Chambers as a superhero he is a cop by day and their favorite boxer at night.

Jeter Promotions is owned by fellow Baltimore Police Officer Tony Jeter and his wife of 11 years. Jeter is a former world rated boxer who fought for the WBC Silver Title in 2015 and had a professional record of 20-5. Jeter is a father of three girls and a mentor to many amateur boxers in the Maryland/ DC/Virginia.

BOXEO TELEMUNDO RETURNS WITH AN ENCORE PRESENTATION FEATURING ICONIC BOUTS THAT LAUNCHED THE CAREERS OF NOTABLE FIGHTERS WHO HAVE LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK ON THE SPORT

Boxeo Telemundo Relives the Boxing Stars’ Most Memorable Bouts Throughout the Series, Their Stories and Impact in the Sport; Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr., and Orlando Cruz Among Fighters Featured The Four-Week Special Season Premieres this Friday, May 1 at 12 a.m. ET with a Look at the Best of Classic Bouts Featuring Puerto Rico vs. Mexico Miami – April 28, 2020 – Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 Spanish-language boxing program in the U.S., returns with a special encore presentation featuring iconic bouts that launched the careers of champions and notable fighters who have left an indelible mark on the sport, highlighting their stories and rise to stardom. The special four-week season premieres this Friday, May 1 with a look at the best of the classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico. Week two will present the rise of Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez Jr., followed by the story of Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz and culminating the season with a special highlighting the beginnings of 4-division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.  Boxeo Telemundo will be broadcasted on Telemundo and streamed on the Telemundo Deportes app with additional extensive news and content on TelemundoDeportes.com, including the fighters’ best moments following each episode.  The special edition of Boxeo Telemundo will be hosted by veteran boxing expert and Florida Boxing Hall of Famer Rene Giraldo, alongside Edgar Lopez. The show will relive the best bouts around each story featuring special commentary from the experts to provide viewers with insights and anecdotes. Each episode will also incorporate interviews with the boxers, behind the scenes and highlights.  This Friday’s season opener, the classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico, two of the most potent Hispanic boxing nations in the world, is highlighted by two contemporary contenders on the eve of their World Title shots. Mexican fighter Alejandro “Payasito” Hernández took on Marvin Mabait back in March 28, 2014 that led him into the unforgettable bout against Tomoki Kameda for the WBO Bantamweight Title in November 2014. This fight was seen by many as a contender for upset of the year in 2014.The classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico will also take viewers back to February 18, 2018 when Puerto Rican fighter Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez squared off against Mexican Ricardo Meserito Gonzalez who took the vacant Flyweight Title NABO OMB via a tough split decision. Gonzalez went on to fight for WBO Flyweight title in August 2019 vs. Kosei Tanaka. The fight was seen by many as a contender for fight of the year in 2018.
Boxeo Telemundo will continue its featured encores on Friday, May 8 with the story of Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr. and the road to his world title shot.

Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Reschedules 2020 Induction Ceremony Due to Covid-19

Tampa, Florida – Due to the Covid 19 lockdown, the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame has rescheduled the 2020 Class of 2020 Induction Weekend to Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 21-23. The event will still take place at the Westshore Grand Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

The inductees are:

Fighters: Eliseo Castillo, Buster Mathis Jr., Robert Daniels, Jeff Lacy, Glenn Wolfe, Rocky Torres, Bonnie Canino, Jeff Sims*

Trainers: Ben Getty*

Promoters: Jeff Gibson

Media: Alan Hopper, Joe Bruno, Dalia Duran

Participants: Charles Mooney, Lou Martinez, Lou Harris*, Floyd Self*

Officials/Commission: Mark Streisand, Emil Lombardi Jr., Phyllis Garry

Special Achievement Award: Orlando Cuellar, Phil Alessi Jr.

IBF /IBF Board Member and former professional boxing referee Eddie Cotton R.I.P.

Edward Cotton

IBF Board Member and former professional boxing referee, passed away this morning April 17, 2020.

According to his wife Ruby, Eddie was hospitalized 2 weeks ago with pneumonia. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the hospital.

Eddie’s career as a professional boxing referee started in Atlantic City, NJ in 1992 and it was quite a remarkable one. He refereed over 50 world title fights, some of the most notable bouts being Riddick Bowe vs. Andrew Golota (2), Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson and George Foreman vs. Shannon Briggs. His last professional boxing match as a referee, Felix Sturm vs. Sam Soliman, was on May 31, 2014 in Germany. At that time, Eddie had just been elected as a new member of the IBF Board of Directors. Eddie was also involved with several organizations dedicated to youth boxing such as the American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, YCS Foundation and the Lou Costello Sportsmen Club located in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. Not only was he active in the boxing community, but along with his wife Ruby, both were very involved in their local community and their local government.

Eddie Cotton was an asset on the IBF Board of Directors, and to the organization as a whole. He had a lot to offer, and we are heartbroken and deeply saddened by his passing. He was a big guy with a big personality, and always positive. He gave back to his community, and was appreciative of his peers in boxing. He will be missed. Eddie is survived by his wife Ruby and his two children, Candace and Edward III.