FightNight Productions On the passing of Emanuel Steward


“On behalf of everyone at Fight Night Productions, we are extremely sadden
by today’s news of Emanuel Steward’s passing. We were fortunate enough to
come in contact with Mr. Steward here in Tampa, when he was training Miguel
Cotto. During that time, it was a pleasure to watch him work. You could see,
and hear, his passion for the sport of boxing in every training session, and
he was always willing to help a fighter who was willing to learn. Beyond
that, and even more impressive, was the type of person he was. He treated
everyone he came in contact with care and respect. He was just a genuinely
good man, who also happened to be one of the best boxing trainers his sport
has ever seen. He will be missed greatly.”

Aaron Jacobs
Promoter FightNight Productions

Kermit Cintron on Emanual Stewerd passing.


Very sadden, Emanuel was a good friend not to just me but to my wife and specially the kids. Every time we had camp in the poconos my kids couldn’t wait to see manny and play with him and fish. Manny treated me like I was his own son like he would treat his other fighters. He was a great trainer and we made history together by me being his first legit puerto rican champion when I won the IBF title when I knocked out Mark Suarez. Thanks to emanuel Because of I was able to travel to Spain and Austria for
training camps and was able to see part of the world. Thanks to Manny for having me be part of his historical list of champions hes made and had over the years. That I will carry with me and share with my wife and kids for the rest of my life. Emanuel will never be forgotten and will be missed. My prayers go out to his family. R.I.P Manny.

Emanual Stewerd Passes at 68


Extremely sad to report that legendary trainer Emanuel Steward has passed away today at the age of 68. Manny underwent surgery for an undisclosed stomach disorder in September and had been hospitalized since. There were conflicting reports on the condition of Steward, but the Steward family has now issued a statement confirming the great man’s passing.

Roy Jones, Jr. On Emanual Stewerd: Sad sad day on my block. One of the best people that I ever dealt with and even better person just to be around. Another of the Angel type people.

Our Preyers go out to the Stewerd family at this time.

Sadam Ali workout


Sadam “World Kid” Ali
All pictures by John Archibald/Resolution Sports

BROOKLYN (October 23, 2012) — 2008 United States Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs) held a workout today at his gym – World Kid Sports/Sadam Ali Boxing Center — in the Bayridge section of Brooklyn.

Ali headlines and is promoting Saturday night’s “Rising Olympian Star In The Big Apple” pay-per-view event, live from Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, against Jermaine “Too Sweet” White (17-5, 9 KOs), for the vacant IBO International welterweight title.




LAS VEGAS, NEV. (October 23, 2012) – Veteran broadcaster Rich Marotta announced Tuesday the formation of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, a place to honor those who helped build its rich history in the sport.

A non-profit corporation operated exclusively for charitable purposes, the NVBHOF will be dedicated to honoring boxers and those who have contributed significantly to the sport in Nevada. The other equally important part of the Hall’s mission will be to help those from the sport of boxing in need of financial assistance, as well as to help other boxing-related organizations which do the same. It will also support youth and amateur boxing programs, including the club boxing programs at the University of Nevada, Reno and UNLV.

“States such as California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and most recently New York have their own Boxing Halls of Fame. I was astounded to learn that Nevada, with its rich boxing history, passionate fan base and the reputation as the Boxing Capital of the World, did not have its own Hall of Fame,” Marotta said. “So we set out this summer to establish the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame as a non-profit, charitable organization to give back to the sport and its fans. In addition to an annual gala Induction Ceremony and Dinner, the NVBHOF will conduct other fund-raising events throughout the year to stay active within the state.”

Voting for the inaugural class of the NVBHOF by its officers and its Board of Directors will take place in November. Results will be announced in December. The categories will include:

· Boxers (Nevada resident and non-Nevada resident)
· Non-boxer participants (trainers and managers)
· Officials (referees, judges)
· Media (broadcasters, writers/columnists, TV personnel)
· Executive (Commission members and executive directors, physicians, etc.)
· Promotions (promoters, matchmakers, ring announcers, publicists)
· Special contributors

The Annual NVBHOF Hall Dinner Ceremony will also announce winners of Nevada-centric awards, including the state’s Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year, Female Fighter of the Year, Prospect of the Year and Amateur Boxer of the Year.

The Officers for the NVBHOF consists of:

· Rich Marotta, Founder and CEO. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the Boxing Writers Association of America’s Sam Taub Award for Broadcast Excellence and an inductee of the Southern California Sportscasters and the California Boxing Hall of Fame, Marotta is the sports director of KFI Radio and appears daily on Los Angeles’ No. 1-rated Bill Handel Morning Show.
· James Wimberly, Secretary. Longtime radio producer in Los Angeles
· Saville Kellner, Treasurer. CEO of Lakeside Industries and Black Card Radio Syndication in Henderson, Nev.

The Directors include:

· Scott Voeller. Senior Vice President, MGM Resorts International
· Wayne McCullough. Former WBC bantamweight champion
· Richard Steele. Hall of Fame referee, CEO Steele Health and Wellness
· Kevin Iole. Boxing columnist for Yahoo! Sports
· Bob Sheridan. World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and renowned boxing commentator
· Dave Cokin. Afternoon radio talk show host on ESPN 1100, Las Vegas
· Alvaro Puentes. Program director, Radio talk show host, ESPN Deportes, Las Vegas
· Panama. Morning talk show host, KBZZ 1270 AM / 96.1 FM, Reno
· Marty Corwin. President of M.C. Productions, Las Vegas
· Joseph Marotta. Director Digital Strategy, Social Media manager

The NVBHOF will also be assisted by an Honorary Advisory Committee:

· Bob Miller. President, Sothern California Sports Broadcasters Association, Play-By-Play broadcaster for the Los Angeles Kings and an NHL Hall of Fame inductee
· Barry Tompkins. Award-winning boxing broadcaster and analyst
· Anthony Roman. Founder and CEO of RadioFlag
· Fred Sternburg. President of Sternburg Communications, Inc.

The NVBHOF is also planning on holding additional events throughout the year to bring fans together with inductees , boxers and integral members from boxing in the state.

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Donations to the NV BHOF are tax-deductible, as are tickets purchased to NVBHOF-sponsored events. Donations can be made by visiting the NVBHOF website: You can “like” NVBHOF on Facebook ( and follow it on Twitter (@nvbhof).

Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame: 775-384-1903

FightNight Productions Return of Cruiserweight Nick Iannuzzi , Middleweight Manny Woods and the spectacular Lt. Heavyweight Rad Kaladric with sensational Alfonzo Black are announced for November 9th line up in Tampa, Fl. at A La Carte Pavilion. More announcements to be released shortly. @FightNight_FL @Journeyman28 @Flboxing @RocketsportsEnt @Boriquaboxing