Reyes – Lewis Clash Set for May 18

By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez

Tampa, Florida – Welterweight Sensation Mark Reyes, Jr. (6-0, 4 KO’s) set to return to the ring on Friday May 18, 2018 at the Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33610

Reyes, Jr. coming off his knockout win against Larry Yanez in March, Reyes just recently retuning from Europe confirmed his bout against tough Najik Lewis (3-1, 1 KO’s) from Gulfport, Mississippi. Official promotional details will be announced shortly.

Russell Crushes Rodgers

By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez

Brooklyn, New York – Super Lightweight Gary “The Last” Russell (5-0, 4 KO’s) waisting no time jumping right on Andrew Rodgers (4-3-1, 2 KO’s) hitting him with hard shots breaking down Rodgers quickly ending his night by ways of TKO in round two Saturday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in New York.

Gary Antuanne Russell: “I would rate my performance a C+. I was overshooting-because I wanted to hurt this guy because of his antics. In the end we got the job done that’s all that matters”

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The Price Is Right with a Unanimous decision win at Barclays

Brooklyn, New York- Super Flyweight Dylan “Real Dyl” Price (6-0, 5 KO’s) from Sicklerville, NJ. out worked tough Mexican fighter Edison Noria (2-3, 1 KO’s) from Mexico City, MEX. scoring a six round unanimous decision victory at the Brooklyn Barclays Center Saturday night.

Price fighting out of the D Boys Boxing Gym in Sicklerville, N.J. Certainly came to fight by establishing himself early on landing hard jabs followed by nice right hooks to Noria’s head, Price controlled the pace of the fight catches Noria in the counter with a hard uppercut that floors Noria in round four.

Price continue to out-punch Noria to a unanimous decision judges scores 60-53 (3x) all for Price.

Post Fight (Price): “I think I did pretty good, I need to tighten up my defense a bit, When I hit him with that uppercut that sent him down my corner told me to stay calm, I give Noria credit he came to fight he was tough”

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Hardy Too Much For Torres

By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

Photo credits: Lester Silva

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Featherweight Heather Hardy (21-0, 4 KOs) from Brooklyn, New York returned to boxing after her competitive fights in MMA and scored an eight round unanimous decision over Paola Torres (10-3-1, 3 KOs).

Torres putting forth a great effort but it was all Hardy stepping back picks her spots to land solid shots not giving Torres time to make any adjustments as Hardy coasts to the one-sided decision.

Hardy the NABF Featherweight Champion. Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 79-73.


 New Undisputed King of Cinco De Mayo

to Make Record-Tying 20th Consecutive

World Middleweight Title Defense


Saturday, May 5 at StubHub Center

Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®


Tickets Go On Sale

Today!  Wednesday, April 18 at 10 A.M. PT



            CARSON, CALIF. – Undefeated World Middleweight Champion and boxing superhero GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN is saving Cinco De Mayo for boxing fans!  Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, boxing’s longest-reigning world champion, returns to the ring, Saturday, May 5, against two-time world title challenger VANES “THE NIGHTMARE ” MARTIROSYAN (36-3-1, 21 KOs), from Glendale, Calif.  The fight will headline an exciting world championship card which will take place, under the stars, at StubHub Center, in Carson, Calif.  It’s the first time Golovkin has fought in Southern California in over two years.  Golovkin has proved himself to be a sterling gate attraction in his previous three fights in the Southland, selling out The Fabulous Forum twice, in 2016 and 2015, and  setting the all time attendance record for boxing at StubHub Center in 2014.  Golovkin vs. Martirosyan will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT.  Not only will this mark Golovkin’s first non-pay-per-view fight since 2016,  if successful,  it will also be his 20th consecutive and record-tying middleweight title defense.

Golovkin and Martirosyan boast a combined record of  73-3-2 (54 KOs) — a winning percentage of 94% with close to 3/4 of those victories coming by way of knockout.

Golovkin had originally been scheduled to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight titles on May 5 in a rematch against Saul “Canelo “Alvarez, in the biggest and most-anticipated event on the 2018 boxing calendar.  But that fight was canceled when Alvarez withdrew after twice testing positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol

Promoted by GGG promotions, in association with Don King Productions, and sponsored by Tecate, Chivas Regal, Jordan and Hublot, tickets to the Golovkin vs. Martirosyan world championship event go on sale Today! Wednesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.  Priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (888) 9AXS-TIX, or by visiting the StubHub Center box office.

“Vanes Martirosyan is now the most important fight of my career. He has my respect and I am training hard  to defend my titles against him,” said Golovkin.  “I am happy to be back on HBO and fighting at StubHub Center because they have great boxing fans.  I will give my fans another big drama show.”

“Gennady has had such a terrific training camp in Big Bear.  It wouldn’t be fair to him to let it go to waste just because Canelo was being punished,” said Abel Sanchez, Golovkin’s trainer.  “Gennady is going to light up Cinco De Mayo as only a true Mexican-style fighter can.  I can’t wait to unleash him.”

“We are adding extra bleachers to accommodate the demand from Gennady’s fans.  We are prepared for Gennady to break his own StubHub Center attendance record for a boxing event, which he set in 2014,” said Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter.  “When you think about all the great champions and exciting world title fights StubHub has hosted, that’s quite an accomplishment.  Vanes Martirosyan brings a passionate Armenian fan base from nearby Glendale and an aggressive style of fighting.  Best of all, he is ready and wants the fight.  Golovkin vs. Martirosyan will definitely be the fiesta de résistance of Cinco De Mayo.”


             “I’ve been training my ass off.  I’m sparring, I’m on weight,” Martirosyan recently told the Los Angeles Times.  “When they asked me if I’d take this fight, I said yes. I didn’t ask about money at all.  It’s a good show for L.A. Cinco De Mayo.  Armenians will pack the place.  I have a lot of Mexican fans.  I do believe in my heart I’m going to beat (Golovkin) because he’s never fought someone with my style.”

Golovkin, the 36-year-old wrecking ball who has reigned over the middleweight division as world champion since 2010, was a dominant amateur standout and Olympic Silver Medalist before turning professional in 2006.  Since then, Golovkin has been on an historic trajectory, knocking out one opponent after another to unify the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO World Middleweight Titles. During this run, Golovkin maintained an unblemished record that included a 23-fight knockout streak, which ended with a unanimous decision victory against then-undefeated world champion Danny Jacobs in March 2017.  In September of the same year, Golovkin went the distance in a historic and controversial split draw against Alvarez, which most scored as a victory for Golovkin.  The hotly-anticipated rematch, which had been scheduled for Cinco De Mayo, was canceled when Alvarez withdrew from the fight.  Golovkin has sold out the most iconic arenas of the world, including T-Mobile Arena, Madison Square Garden, O2 Arena, The Fabulous Forum and StubHub Center.

Martirosyan, 31, is a two-time world title challenger and a former amateur standout who represented the U.S. in the 2004 U.S. Olympics, the same Summer Games where Golovkin won the silver medal.  A native of Abovyan, Armenia, who fights out of Glendale, Calif., Martirosyan’s resume boasts NABF, NABO, WBO Inter-Continental, WBA International and WBC Silver championship victories against the likes of former world champions Ishe Smith and Kassim Ouma, as well as a draw against Erislandy Lara.  Martirosyan’s only professional blemishes have been decision losses in world title fights against Demetrius Andrade, where Martirosyan scored a knockdown, and a rematch with Lara, as well as a controversial 10-round loss to WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo.  Standing at six-feet tall, Martirosyan will enter the ring as the taller and the younger gladiator.   He is currently the WBC’s No. 1 world-rated super welterweight contender.

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Falcao Waiting Busy For Golovkin

Plant City, Florida – 2012 Olympian Middleweight Yamaguchi Falcao (15-0, 7 KO’s) spending his Sunday staying sharp with no days off sparring against tough Mexican Héctor Mercado at the Plant City Boxing Club. Falcao well prepared to show the boxing World he is ready to face World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin @gggboxing on May 5.

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LOS ANGELES – Romero “Ruthless” Duno (16-1, 14 KOs) of General Santos City, Philippines will fight Mexico City’s Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (27-4, 22 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight fight in the main event of the May 17 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. This exciting main event will headline a night of two back-to-back battles between Mexican and Filipino fighters. ESPN2 will air the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights on Friday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.


With more than 80% of his fights ending in a knockout victory, Duno is considered as one of the top prospects from the Philippines. Duno exploded onto the Southern Calif. fight scene when he pulled the upset that turned heads – a knockout victory of local hometown hero Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez in the main event of the popular LA FIGHT CLUB series. Since then, he’s won against noteworthy ring veterans including Juan Pablo “Lagarto” Sanchez and Yardley Armenta Cruz.

“I am happy to be back in the ring again, and I will train really hard for this fight because I know Gilberto Gonzalez is a good veteran boxer,” said Romero Duno. “I am confident that I will win this fight for my country. I want to thank Golden Boy Promotions and Sanman Boxing for another opportunity. I will do my best to win and give a great show to the fans.”

Hailing from Mexico City, Gilberto Gonzalez will look for a comeback victory after a hard-fought battle against lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta. Since the devastating loss, Gonzalez has been out of the ring for a full year and will look to reestablish his status as a contender.

“I’m excited to return to the U.S. and go up against a notable Filipino opponent like Romero Duno,” said Gilberto Gonzalez. “It’s been more than a year since I’ve been in the ring, and the time off has given me extra motivation. I hope to give the fans a great show.”

The co-main event will feature another Philippines vs. Mexico match-up as Oscar Duarte (13-0-1, 9 KOs) of Parral, Chihuahua Mexico will fight Rey Perez (22-9, 6 KOs) in a lightweight fight scheduled for 10 rounds of action. Duarte’s last five fights have ended before the clang of the final bell, and will be tested against war-ready Perez.

In the night’s TV swing bout, Dallas TX’s Alex Rincon (3-0, 3 KOs) will fight in the California fight scene for the first time when he faces a soon to be announced opponent in a four-round middleweight affair.

Raymond Muratalla will make his professional debut in his home turf of Indio, Calif. in a four-round lightweight battle. Muratalla will begin the night’s festivities against a soon-to-be-announced opponent.

The rest of this exciting undercard will be announced shortly.

Duno vs. Gonzalez is a 10-round lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. ESPN2 will air the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. ESPN Deportes will air the fights on Friday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $25. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at

Media interested in attending Golden Boy Boxing: Duno vs. Gonzalez must request credentials by emailing by 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, May 11.

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Tickets on Sale Friday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT!

LOS ANGELES- Ryan “The Flash” Garcia (14-0, 13 KOs), the 2017 consensus prospect of the year and pride of Victorville, Calif., headlines a very special edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Garcia, who is the brightest rising star in the sport of boxing today, will kick off the Cinco de Mayo festivities as he faces seasoned Puerto Rican contender Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (26-4-1, 18 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight fight in this spectacular arena that has become the home for great battles.

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

At only 19 years of age, Garcia is the future superstar of boxing. After winning multiple national championships as an amateur and several professional fights in Mexico, Garcia signed with Golden Boy Promotions in Nov. 2016. Since then, he has won every fight by knockout, including a highlight-reel knockout of Miguel Carrizoza to win the Junior NABF Super Featherweight Title. In his most recent performance, Garcia defeated Fernando Vargas on the March 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN via a stunning first-round knockout victory.

“I’m back already and with high expectations,” said Ryan Garcia.“I’m glad to be headlining two times in a row and excited to be fighting in an iconic venue where there have been many wars. I’ve said all along that I was destined for greatness. I’m speaking it to existence, and I will show that on May 4.

Velez is an experience contender of the Island of Enchantment, Puerto Rico, home of former world champions such as Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez, Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez, Felix “Tito” Trinidad and Miguel Cotto, among others. The 30-year-old pugilist has faced the toughest fighters of the competitive 126-pound division, including Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. and Ronny Rios. Velez is coming off three impressive victories, including a unanimous decision win against the previously undefeated Alberto Mercado and back-to-back stoppage victories over former contender Giovanni “El Ruso” Caroand former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez.

“I will not let my country down as it is a powerful force in boxing,” said Jayson Velez. “If anyone believes that I am only going for the paycheck, they are wrong. As I have proved before, I always give my best and this will not be the exception against Garcia. In the face of all predictions, I will defeat him.”

“Ryan Garcia is going to prove that he’s the next superstar in the sport of boxing,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “After an amazing performance in March, Garcia will now make his debut in an arena that is slowly becoming a legendary battleground for boxing, the StubHub Center.”

In the co-main event, Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (27-2, 19 KOs), the incomparable and explosive Irish contender, will make his Southern California debut in a 10-round middleweight fight presented in association with Murphy’s Boxing. O’Sullivan has faced the likes of current WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank, Jr., and he’ll returning after his most significant and impressive victory against Antoine “Action” Douglass via seventh-round technical knockout. O’Sullivan will be next in line for a middleweight title shot if successful on May 4.

Welterweight knockout artist Alexis “Lex” Rocha (11-0, 8 KOs), who without a doubt will be the first world champion to come out of Santa Ana, Calif., will participate in an eight-round 147-pound fight. Rocha has many tools in his southpaw arsenal as he can both fight at the distance and knock people out from the inside.

Ferdinand Kerobyan (8-0, 4 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif. will battle across a scheduled six-rounds of action in the super welterweight division. Kerobyan is the latest prospect to be signed to the exclusive Golden Boy Promotions stable and the first fighter under the management of former UFC fighter and current WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey.

Richard “Kansas Kid” Acevedo (1-0, 1 KO), a prospect originally out of Garden City, Kansas, will participate in a four-round super welterweight fight. This exciting puncher out of the Westside Boxing Club promises fireworks as he initiates this exciting card.

Opponents for this undercard will be announced shortly


Garcia vs. Velez is a 10-round super featherweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT, and the first fight begins at 5:30 p.m. PT. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for Garcia vs. Velez go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $75, $50, $25 and $10, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at,, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777.  For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, call 877-234-8425.

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Connor Coyle Honored with Portrait in Derry

By Damon Gonzalez

Londonderry Derry, Ireland -Great event today with Ireland’s own Middleweight contender Connor Coyle was Honored with a portrait at Leafair in Londonderry Derry, Ireland supporting there local sporting legends- by the Leafair Community Association & their reimagining project.

Coyle (7-0, 2 KO’s) will return to the ring on Saturday June 16, 2018 to battle Danny “El Bebo” Pastrana (6-4, 1 KO’s) in a NBA Jr. Middleweight Title fight at the St. Pete Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Presented by FireFist Boxing Promotions.

About: Leafair Community Association was established in April 1994, as a direct response to the high level of interest in community regeneration shown by residents during a Northern Ireland Housing Executive refurbishment programme.  Some of the founding members are still involved with Leafair today, either in an employed capacity or as members of the committee.   The Association was constituted on 25th April 1995.  In 1996 a community audit of the area was commissioned which not only identified the main concerns and issues facing the local residents but also helped to set the Association’s aims and objectives. Essentially, the Association is concerned about socio-economic problems apparent within the area, in particular the increase in youth unemployment, low incomes, low community morale, low educational attainment and the lack of support for the marginalized and socially disadvantaged, including the elderly, lone parents and youth. The main priorities of the organisation are to empower local people, raise awareness, promote new opportunities and give the community a collective base from which to proactively address their concerns. Leafair Community Association will help enable people who have been excluded from life chances to live fuller lives and participate in their community.

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New York City – DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of undefeated and world-rated lightweight “Ferocious” George Kambosos Jr. (13-0, 7 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, to an exclusive, multi-year promotional contract.

Kambosos will make his DBE and U.S. debut on May 5, 2018, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut as part of DBE’s Broadway Boxing series. Tickets priced at $125, $75 and $45 are available online at,, or by calling 800-200-2882. Internet streaming details will be announced in the coming days, including details about how to watch the event live in Australia. Broadway Boxing is presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance. Foxwoods Resort Casino is located at 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338. Doors will open to the Fox Theater at 5:30 pm with the first bell at 6:00 pm.

Kambosos, 24, is ranked #5 by the WBA and #11 by the WBO and is coming off the most impressive performance of his five-year professional career. On October 13, 2017, Kambosos stopped Krai Setthaphon in the ninth round in Victoria, Australia, earning the WBA Oceania Lightweight Title.

“It is a pleasure for me to sign and join American powerhouse promotional company, DiBella Entertainment at this exciting stage of my career,” said Kambosos. “I’m looking forward to making my long-awaited American debut and moving in the right direction of becoming a world champion under the guidance of Lou DiBella and his team at DiBella Entertainment.

“I’d like to thank Lou for this opportunity to join such a successful American boxing promotional company, my U.S. advisor Peter Kahn for the hard work behind the scenes with this contract and my father and manager, Jim Kambosos, for securing these opportunities. American boxing, welcome Ferocious Kambosos!”

Kambosos recently relocated to Los Angeles to train under the guidance of a fellow Australian transplant: former heavyweight contender, Justin Fortune. Now, he is less than four weeks away from his first professional bout on American soil.

“I have been a fan of George Kambosos from afar for a long time; he is a genuine talent,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “George is not only one of the most talented prospects in boxing, but he possesses the charisma and the character to become a star. I will continue to heavily promote George in Australia, but I have no doubt of his ability to conquer the United States and inevitably become a force the world over.”

Kambosos has achieved a lot in a short time as a professional. However, his upbringing was not as easy. Kambosos was bullied at a young age and has worked extensively in Australia, speaking to pre-teens and teenagers in the hope of helping others.

“Not only is George a tremendous, world class fighter in the ring but the strength of his character speaks volumes in wanting give back to his community,” said DiBella. “Bullying is a worldwide epidemic and George is admirably committed to sharing his childhood stories to help others.”

Kambosos is managed by his father, Jim Kambosos. Peter Kahn serves as his advisor.

“As the manager and father of George Kambosos Jr., it is a great pleasure and an exciting future ahead for George to be now signed to a very reputable and successful promotional company, DiBella Entertainment,” said Jim Kambosos. “At Team Ferocious, we all strive for success and securing a successful contractual agreement with DiBella Entertainment is the first step toward George achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a lightweight world champion.

“I would like to thank Lou DiBella for this opportunity as well as Alex Dombroff from DiBella Entertainment for making us feel comfortable in our negotiations. I would like to also thank Peter Kahn for his hard work and as our advisor to Team Ferocious and Justin Fortune for his training and conditioning George and having him in great condition and fight ready.”

“This process started in July of 2017 after my most recent trip to Australia and has finally materialized into a long-term promotional agreement. I have no doubt that DiBella Entertainment will guide George the rest of the way to a world title,” said Kahn. “DiBella Entertainment’s track record speaks for itself including their current stable of fighters being some of the most dominant in the sport right now in addition to their up-and-coming prospects. George and DiBella Entertainment are a good fit and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for Team Kambosos.”

Kambosos’ DBE debut will be the last bout of the Broadway Boxing event to ensure that Kambosos does not enter the ring earlier than 11 AM local time on May 6 in Sydney, Australia.