The Lone Star State will play host to an exciting tripleheader featuring two world championship fights and a grudge rematch between former world champions that’s been building for over six years. Two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion ROMAN “Rocky” MARTINEZ will defend his title against undefeated former WBO featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA; 2012 Fighter of the Year NONITO “Filipino Flash” DONAIRE and former two-division world champion VIC “Raging Bull” DARCHINYANwill be looking to settle each other’s hash in a 10-round featherweight rumble and undefeated No. 1 and No. 2 contenders and one-time U.S. Olympians VANES “The Nightmare” MARTIROSYANand DEMETRIUS “Boo Boo” ANDRADE will battle it out for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title This boxing extravaganza will take place Saturday, November 9, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, PR Best Boxing, Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, tickets to the Martinez vs. Garcia world championship event will go on sale This Friday! September 20, at 10:00 a.m. CT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable charges, can be purchased at the American Bank Center Box Office (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm), all Ticketmaster Outlets (HEB Stores), ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Oct 4th Fireworks will explode at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. As Tori Ramirez fighting out of Legends Gym in Tampa will make his anticipated pro debut on the Telemundo @AllStarBoxing card.
Ramirez a Military veteran has fought his way through stardom in the Arm Forces and brings to the table fights that you just do not want to leave your seat.
Ramirez carries traditionally an athletic disapline that will hope to carry a wave of the way boxing should be with the #TMT philosophy of “Hard work and dedication”
Las Vegas, NV – Greatness is a concept that’s difficult to define. Danny “Swift” Garcia on Saturday night showed it’s easier to recognize greatness than to describe it. Before the finally fight of the year Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Used his blue Grant Gloves as his Blue print to silane the world from the coming of Saul Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Garden Arena. A special 140 WBC/WBA Lightweight Championship co-main event entertained the world as Danny Garcia gave a Hardcore performance against Lucas Matthyssee. The Philidalphia Puerto Rican was introduced to the world as noted as the pound 4 pound at 140 division.
By, Damon Gonzalez
Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic from St. Petersburg, Florida is establishing his name in the fight game, Normally pleasant and outgoing Kalajdzic a solid fighter with boxing in his veins, known for fighting tall and close-range attacks, Kalajdzic jolting hooks followed by tremendous power this prospect is making waves in the Tampa area.
The light Heavyweight training hard and confident of his next bout on Oct 18th at the Doubltree Westshore Hotel in Tampa promoted by Pier 6 Promotions. Kalajdzic looking to develop a reputation in the division.
‘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.
“Now that I’m home, I want to start defending my belt right away, before the end of the year if possible.” Molina continued. I want (Saul) Canelo Alvarez or (Miguel) Cotto next. Beating either of those guys is the fastest way to Floyd Mayweather, so that’s who I want to fight.”
Truly an inspiration, the habitual underdog Molina says he is grateful to his whole team for believing in him during his difficult climb: his promoter, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Advisor, Luis DeCubas, as well as his training team, Trainer Victor Mateo, co-trainer Lou Askenette, cornerman Harrison “Hammer” Funmaker, and Strength and Conditioning Coach Freddy Cuevas, as well as all the local fighters who helped prepare him for the big fight at Oakley Fight Club in Chicago.
Having been the victim of boxing politics and been ripped off and robbed in several other high-profile fights, Molina also wants to thank a certain sanctioning body: “My sincere thanks to the IBF. If they hadn’t made me the mandatory, there’s no way I would have had this opportunity.”
Molina’s Promoter, Leon Margules, says Molina deserves every bit of the credit he has earned.
“First let me say congratulations to a fighter who works hard every day and didn’t let anything get him down for years. Carlos truly deserves this belt and I am every bit as happy for him as he is. What a great story his climb up the rankings has been.”
Advisor Luis DeCubas says Molina’s victory was one of his proudest moments in a long career in boxing.
“Saturday was one of the most satisfying victories I’ve been a part of in 30 years in the boxing business. I am so proud to be part of Team Molina and so happy for Carlos. I will always tell young fighters about Carlos’s dedication and how badly he wanted it, no matter what they tried to do to him. That’s how you become a champion. He’s a true inspiration.”
Margules says he and DeCubas are going back to work quickly, looking to make a big fight for Molina.
“Carlos is the only world champion in the 154-lb division right now who is not named Floyd Mayweather. If a Canelo or a Cotto want to leverage a world championship into another Floyd fight, they have to go through Carlos… only our guy has something for either one of them if they try it. Carlos will use them to get himself to the front of the line for Floyd.”
Molina says he wasn’t surprised by anything Smith brought to the table on Saturday.
“We had a game plan for him to out-work him and that’s what we did. My team is so strong. We knew exactly what we had to do. It wasn’t easy, but we did it. No fights are easy. But now, looking forward, we’ve also got a plan against Canelo or Cotto. Looking forward to using it on either of them next.”
BRONX, NY -Opening with a ten seconds of silence to remember the fallen victims on the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, Joe DeGuardia hosted the Press Conference today for Star Boxing’s “Rockin Fights 10” set for this Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
The Press Conference was held at Meehan’s of Huntington, directly across from The Paramount.
Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing
“This is a day that is important to all Americans and we remember those lost on September 11, 2001 with boxing’s silent ten count.”
“We’ve got a terrific card of professional boxing headlined by ‘The Fighting Pride of Huntington’, Chris Algieri in the main event and former world champion Joshua Clottey in the co-main.”
“As Babe Ruth built Yankee Stadium, Chris Algieri has built The Paramount into one of the premier venues for boxing in the country.”
“Joshua Clottey is a former world champion who has fought the top names in boxing including Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. His fight against Cotto at Madison Square Garden was a sensational war that most had him winning.”
“As we know this Saturday is the biggest night in the sport, for no extra cost we are offering fans the opportunity to watch the Mayweather/Alvarez fight LIVE from Las Vegas following the main event. This is the best bargain in New York City to watch the fight.”
“We’ve had a great camp and I’m very excited to be fighting this Saturday night.”
“I’ve prepared well and I’m ready for the challenges that Wilfredo Acuna poses.”
‘It’s great to be back at The Paramount, the support here in my hometown of Huntington has been outstanding.”
Known as ‘The Fighting Pride of Huntington”, Algieri, 17-0-0 (7KO’s) with be making the third start of his 2013 campaign, clashing with tough Nicaraguan veteran Wilfredo “EL Zurdo” Acuna, 14-12-0 (11KO’s) in the main event at “ROCKIN FIGHTS 10”.
“I’ve been off for a while but I’m anxious to get back in the ring and start my path towards winning another world title.”
Now competing at junior middleweight, Clottey, 36-4-0 (22KO’s), returns to the ring after an almost two year layoff to face Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson, 14-12-3 (5KO’s), of Escondido, California.
Heavyweights will also see action at “ROCKIN FIGHTS 10” as the Kevin Rooney trained Constantin Bejenaru, 3-0-1 (2KO’s), of Catskill, New York, will battle Buffalo, New York, native Excell Holmes, 2-1-1 (1KO) over four scheduled rounds.
Opening the show, Wendy Toussaint, 1-0-0, returns to The Paramount, facing off against pro debuting Koree Boyd of Babylon, New York in a scheduled four rounder.
Following the action in the ring, boxing fans will also be able to enjoy the LIVE telecast from Las Vegas of the Junior Middleweight World Title Championship between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez from the MGM Grand.
ABOUT SEPTEMBER 14 FIGHTS
Tickets priced at $200, $150, $100 and $50 can be purchased through Star Boxing (718) 823-2000, http://www.starboxing.com, Paramount Box office (631) 673-7300 and Ticketmaster
1-800-745-3000 or http://www.Ticketmaster.com .
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY.Doors open at 7:00 p.m. First fight is at 7:30 p.m.
Canelo Alvarez and I have big fights coming up this weekend. His is the ring and mine in treatment.
I will not be at the fight to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility.
I explained this to Canelo and he understood that my health and longterm recovery from my disease must come first.
Thank you for your understanding. I ask for your support and privacy during this difficult time for me and my family. Our prayers go out to Oscar and his family at this time. @realoscardelahoya @goldenboyboxing @monicasears @swansonpr
Plus Boxing Legends Aaron Pryor, Ray Mancini & ‘Buddy’ McGirt in Manchester, NH
Thursday night (Sept. 12) in the 12th annual Fight To Educate (FTE) Pro-Am charity boxing event, Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (22-1, 7 KOs), headlines in an eight-round bout against welterweight Raul Tovar (11-7-1, 4 KOs) in a homecoming of sorts for the popular Irish-American boxer, at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The 28-year-old O’Connor will be fighting in his record-setting fifth FTE event. The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team alternate, co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, is from Framingham, Massachusetts. O’Connor made his professional debut on the 2008 FTE card, participated in the following three, and has a perfect 4-0 (4 KOs) record in FTE fights.