Ray Ximenez Jr. ready to battle Diaz for WBC Youth Featherweight title

Ray Ximenez Jr. ready to battle Diaz for WBC Youth Featherweight title

Photo credits: @staceyverbeek 

Dallas, TX – Ray Ximenez Jr winds down camp at the Ring of Hope boxing gym in Dallas, TX. Ximenez (13-0, 4 KO’s) went rounds with local prospects Oscar Mojica and Hector Valdez as well as talented amateur Arnold Alejandro in preparation for his upcoming co-main event battle vs undefeated Puerto Rican prospect Christopher ‘Pitufo’ Diaz (15-0, 10 KO’s) for the WBC Youth Featherweight title on Saturday, April 16th at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan PR. The Solo Boxeo main event will feature blue chip prospect Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo in his fourth defense of his WBO lightweight vs Jose Luis Rodriguez. 

Top Rank undefeated prospects Julian ‘Hammer Hands’ Rodriguez (12-0, 9 KO’s) and Jean Carlos ‘Chapito’ Rivera (5-0 , 3 KO’s), will also see action on the card in addition to Diamante Promotions’ Jean Carlos ‘El Lobo’ Torres (4-0, 3 KO’s), Midyael ‘El Diamante Negro’ Sanchez (Pro Debut) and Roberto Cruz (Pro Debut). @trboxing


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@diamanteverdejo Media Day In Puerto Rico 
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Rising star Felix “Diamante” Verdejo (20-0, 14 KO’s) and Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz returns to the ring in Puerto Rico on Saturday April 16th at Coliseo Roberto Clemente – Presented by Top Rank and Diamante Promotions @trboxing

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The Leader of The Pac

The Leader of The Pac

Las Vegas,NV – @mannypacquiao defeats @Timbradleyjr by UD 116-110, 116-110, 116-110 . Attendance 14,665 at @mgmgrand 
#PacBradley Photo credits: @4MikeyWilliams 

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, the Manny Pacquiao – Tim Bradley championship event will take place on Saturday, April 9, at theMGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. The pay-per-view undercard will feature World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world champion “King” ARTHUR ABRAHAM defending his title against undefeated No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ, undefeated No. 1 WBO featherweight contender and two-time Mexican Olympian ÓSCAR VALDEZ defending his NABO featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight world championEVGENY GRADOVICH and 2012 U.S. Olympian JOSE RAMÍREZdefending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title against MANNY PEREZ. The Abraham vs. Ramirez world championship fight is co-promoted by Sauerland Event and Zapari Boxing Promotions. @trboxing @MrGardyroots @ToddDuboef @Bradleyajacobs @FrankStea @Boxeolarevista @BobArum @CarlMoretti @JasonMTang @crystinaponcher @4MikeyWilliams

Del Valle Demolishes Crespo in Two 

Del Valle Demolishes Crespo in Two 🇵🇷 @rocnation @berk_comm 

Salem, NH – Super bantamweight contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle of Bayamon, PR scored a dominant second round stoppage over local favorite Josh Crespo Saturday, April 9 at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH.

With a standing room only crowd on hand, Del Valle pressured Crespo early in the opening round and found a home for right hands. In the second, Del Valle continued to connect with clean shots including a perfectly placed hard overhand right to Crespo’s temple that sent him crashing to the canvas. The game Crespo got up and immediately stumbled back to the canvas but incredibly made it back to his feet before the count of 10. Seconds later, Del Valle swarmed his badly hurt foe and landed a number of punches until Crespo’s corner threw in the towel at 2:17. “I knew early in the first round that I was the stronger fighter and would be able to hurt him with my punches,” Del Valle said after improving his record to 21-2 with 16 KO’s. “I give him all the credit in the world for stepping up to fight me and having tremendous heart. I thought the referee was going to stop it because I’ve never seen a fighter get knocked down, stand up, fall again then get back up in less than ten seconds.” Del Valle who scored his third consecutive stoppage since losing a controversial decision to Luis Rosa, is confident that he’ll land another bout against a top fighter in the very near future. “I did what I had to do last night and it’s onto bigger and better things. In my mind, Darchinyan is the only fighter to defeat me and I’ve grown a lot since then. There are many great fighters at 122 pounds that I’d love to get in the ring with and I’m confident it will happen soon.” Del Valle’s next bout is scheduled to be televised and formal details will follow shortly.
Fans can interact with Del Valle on Twitter @orlanditoboxing



By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez – Ringside 

 St.Petersburg, Florida – The immediate business on the table Saturday nightwas for welterweight Ali Tareh (13-12, 6 KO’s) from Tampa, Florida. To come in a sold out crowed at the Hilton Bayfront in St.Petersburg, Florida. “Turf Wars” presented by MAD Integrity Sports and give a show in-front of all his fans. A fighter who has a good memory and hopes no one else has, fans watched as Juan Aguirre (7-16-1) No KO’s in his carrier quickly jumped right on Tareh right from the opening bell roughing him up from close range Tareh trying to return fire landed a left hand that came with a price as with one wave of Aguirre’s right hand connects and sends Tareh down flat on his back as referee Andrew Glen waves off the fight scoring Aguirre with the KO victory at the official time of 2:59 of round one.  



Fighters building off of their momentum this is what you would hope to see as Raul “El Ciclon De Miami”Chirino (7-2, 3 KO’s) coming off of a four fight winning streak out of eight professional fights collided with an authentic Mexican gang banger that has not stepped into the ring since December of 2014 the hard hitting Jose “Lil Pacquiao” Resendiz (5-0, 3 KO’s) just before the opening bell pacing back and forth in his corner very much so added crafted techniques of intimidation as it appeared. Resendiz was clearly the stronger guy, Chirino on the other hand I don’t think he has great skill he can punch but I didn’t think he would be effective against Resendiz who catches him early on putting him down in round one bringing the crowed to their feet, Resendiz looked to me like a fighter that held in two years of frustration not fighting hitting Chirino with shots all over the place attacking Chirino throughout the series, Resendiz looking at him like he was meat just kept the pressure on referee Dennis DeBon not jumping in letting the attack go watches carefully as Chirino gets hit flush with a hard left hand puts his guard and head down the fight was stopped at 2:03 of round three giving Resendiz the TKO victory.



Super Welterweight Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez ( 9-0, 5 KO’s) encountered problems at the scale in Friday afternoon’s weigh ins no less Lee “Holliwood” Dawson (2-3-3) took advantage of the situation getting in Alvarez face making his request that he loses the weight, Alvarez complied and did more then make the weight, He answered Dawson in quick cross fire soon as the bell rang going right after Dawson who countered back early on showed a little desperation telegraphing his shots Dawson drops down gets hit with a one two as the second punch glanced the back of his head Dawson holds his hand there looking over to referee Andrew Glen complaining about the shot he was instructed to continue to fight, Alvarez continued to press hard on Dawson landing great body work came up top and blasted Dawson with a hard left hand sending Dawson down hard as his head bounces on the canvas laying him out at the official time of 1:24 of round two giving Alvarez a dramatic KO Victory.   



Heavyweights Jose “The Dream” Medina (2-0, 1 KO’s) defeats Todd Bradley (0-2) by unanimous decision in four rounds , Bradley was under fire quickly as Medina had hopes to punish Bradley on the inside quickly, were he excels, but he found it a difficult task to move in close. Whenever Medina tried to advance, Medina used his distance catching Bradley walking right in he would swing wide Medina was able to pick off the punch and counter with the quicker hands. Medina seemed to be enjoying himself in there as the fight progressed; Bradley just seemed to be the lighter hitter in the contest. All three judges official scores 40-36 for Medina.  



Lightweight Michael Guillen (2-0, 1 KO’s) appeared eager to fight Tampa’s Rafael Rivera (1-2, 1 KO) who comes into the ring with a two year in-inactivity it would seem early on Rivera was in the zone countering right with Guillen sending him down in the first round with a check hook counter, Guillen appeared to be woken up from the shot got into a grove walking straight in punching Rivera was throwing his punches too close putting himself in a position to get caught a lot in the inside. Rounds two and three Guillen stayed in control using a nice jab working his angles, Rivera fighting going straight back beginning to show tare and get hit more frequently by Guillen who stepped hard on the gas in round four landing a hard body shot that hurts Rivera bringing him too his knees Rivera throws up in the ring referee Dennis DeBon stops the contest at the official time of 2:29 of round four giving Guillen the TKO victory.



Super Welterweight Arnold Raynard” Hill (6-10, 4 KO’s) from St. Petersburg, Florida was able to give Rashad Jones (4-7-2, 2 KO’s) all kinds of problems tonight as he beats him to the punch in a majority decision win. Hill a local favorite showed a lot of confidence as Jones early on not set defensively giving Hill an opportunity to walk right in and make him pay, Hill simply being the boss in the fight coming in behind the jab getting close then attacking Jones as Hill’s wicked but wild flurries closes the show, Judges official scores were 39-37(2x) for Hill and 38-38. 



Super lightweight Cuban sensation Yordan Frometa (8-0, 6 KO’s) gave Farkhan “Crazy Russian” Sharipov (4-8, 1 KO) more then what he can chew with a emphatic unanimous decision win over Sharipov, I like what I saw out of Frometa early on rips away ferociously with his left hook, And there wasn’t much Sharipov could do about it, It wasn’t even close Sharipov grabbing the tempo a bit in round two but Frometa was way too active often battered Sharipov’s body dictating the fight loading up with hard right hands Sharipov, I expected more ending in a gun-shy performance as Frometa coasted to the unanimous decision victory, Judges official scores 60-54,60-53,59-55 in favor for Frometa.



Middleweight British banger Steed “The Stallion”Woodall (10-1-1, 6 KO’s) coming off of his only loss back in December 2015 quickly redeemed himself having an intensive training camp in Huston, Texas with veteran trainer Ronnie Shields, It was clear from the opening bell Woodall swung a hatchet at foe – Juan Fernando Raya (2-5, 1 KO) Who was just there.. Woodall with the height and reach advantages turning up the heat in round one and two it appeared Raya wasn’t interested enough in winning the fight he was there just to get hit and he did. Woodall pulverizing left hook in round three kept Raya ducking for cover getting hammered with hard shots Raya could not continue as the bout comes to a halt at 2:40 of round three giving Woodall the TKO victory.    

    Fight notes Victor Kulakovskyi vs Paulie Simpson bout scratched, Simpson failed eye exam. 



Weights from St Petersburg, FL!

Weights from St Petersburg, FL!
Photo credits: Jam Photography 
“Bombs Away 5” Weights From St. Petersburg, FL!

Ali Tareh – 153.4 Juan Aguirre – 153

Jose Resendez – 125.2 Raul Chirino – 125.6

Armando Alvarez – 148.2 Lee Dawson – 148.6

Jose Medina – 267 Todd Bradley – 210.8

 Victor Kulakovski – 151.4 Paulie Simpson – 150.2 

Michael Guillen – 130.4 Rafael Rivera – 132.4

Arnold Hill – 162.8 Rashad Jones – 164.2*

Yordan Frometa – 142 Farkhad Sharpiov – 141

Steed Woodall – 163.4 Juan Raya – 164.2

“Turf Wars” return to St. Petersburg, FL Promoter Joey Orduna of Mad Integrity Fight Sports presents “Bombs Away 5: Turf Wars” at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel located at 333 1st Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 on Saturday, April 2nd.
Headlining the card is an eight round Sunshine State showdown between popular welterweight Ali Tareh (13-11-5, 5 KOs) of Tampa and Juan Aguirre of Jacksonville. Tareh – the owner of Fight Fitness Center in nearby Pinellas Park – has won four of his last six bouts but is coming off a decision loss to Javier Garcia last July. Aguirre – originally from Guatemala – is a veteran of 23 fights who has a reputation for fearlessness and durability. In his most recent fight, Aguirre extended unbeaten prospect Armando Alvarez the distance while making him work from bell to bell.

In the co-feature, talented featherweight Jose “Lil Pacquiao” Resendez (4-0, 2 KOs) of Brandon, FL, returns to the ring against crafty Raul Chirino (7-1, 3 KOs) from the Dominican Republic, in a six-rounder.

Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez (8-0, 4 KOs), from Miami, will battle Lee “Holliwood” Dawson of Tampa, in a six round welterweight contest. Alvarez is a talented boxer-puncher with a loyal fan base that follows him wherever he fights while Dawson will look to make it five straight without a defeat.

In four round bouts, St. Petersburg based Ukrainian Victor Kulakovski (4-2) meets fellow Paulie Simpson (2-1) of Tampa in the junior middleweight division; Tampa’s Rafael Rivera (1-1) squares off against Michael Guillen (1-0) of New Port Richey, FL, super welterweight Arnold “Raynard” Hill (5-10), 

Tickets starting at $35 are on sale by calling 813-507-5110.