UNDEFEATED GABRIELA FUNDORA BACK IN ACTION TOMORROW NIGHT IN TIJUANA

Photo credits: Pepe Sulaiman

Tijuana – 19-year-old female fighting sensation Gabriela “Sweet Poison” Fundora (2-0) will return to action tomorrow night in Tijuana, taking on Mexico’s Karol Mazariegos (1-0-1, 1 KOs) in a super flyweight four-rounder to open festivities at the Najera Boxing Promotions’ event at the Round 13 Big Punch Arena.
The younger sister of world-ranked super welterweight contender Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Gabriela Fundora, is a lofty 5’ 9” former amateur standout, trained by her father, Freddy, at his increasingly popular gym in Coachella, California. The skilful southpaw says her busy schedule since turning professional is all part of a larger plan. “I’m feeling very strong and fast and I’m excited getting back in the ring,” said Fundora, who was last seen in July of this year, taking a unanimous decision from Texas brawler Indeya Smith. “I don’t know much about Karol Mazariegos, but we are trying to stay super busy and get as much experience as possible.”
Like her brother, Fundora is promoted by Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing. She says her busy schedule is part of a plan to take the fast track to a world championship fight.
“My brother and i are working extremely hard in the desert, trying to improve our craft,” she explained. “I want to get as much promotion as possible, to prepare for what my promoter has planned and that’s a world title by next year. The sky is the limit!”
From a boxing family where three of her brothers, her father and her mother were once fighters, the fighting female Fundora is the most heavily decorated member of the family while winning regional and national championships, including the 2017 USA National Junior Championship, where she was named “Boxer of the Tournament” as well as the Junior Olympics twice, and the 2017 USA Eastern and Western Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. Lewkowicz says that because of Fundora’s extensive experience, she is already an uncrowned world champion.
“Gabriela ‘Sweet Poison’ Fundora will be a world champion a year from now. I guarantee it,” said a confident Lewkowicz, known for finding unknown talent in gyms all over the world. “She is too much for most of the fighters in her division to handle, so we are taking a fast route to the top. We are keeping her sharp and ready for when the time comes to take her first belt from one of the current champions.”

Split-T Management’s WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Kali Reis Defends

Photo Credit: Paul Gallegos/DiBella Entertainment

NEW YORK – TONIGHT! at the Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, California, Split-T Management’s Kali Reis will make the first defense of her WBA Super Lightweight world title when she takes on Diana Prazak in the headline bout of a UFC Fight Pass streamed card (11 PM ET / 8 PM PT).
Reis of Providence, Rhode Island, has a record 17-7-1 with five knockouts.
Reis, who is managed by Brian Cohen, won the title on November 6, 2020 with an exciting 10-round unanimous decision over Kandi Wyatt in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Reis, who is also a former WBC Middleweight world champion has wins over Maricela Cornejo (4-1) and Patricia Juarez (4-1).
Prazak of Melbourne, Australia has a record of 14-3 with nine knockouts, won the WBA Super Featherweight title with an 8th round stoppage over Frida Wallberg on June 14, 2013 in Sweden. She defended the title once with a 5th round stoppage over Shannon O’Connell (8-2). Prazak also has wins over Siriphon Chanbuala (10-0-1) and Fatuma Zarika (23-5-1). Prazak is coming off a unanimous decision over Milagros Gabriela Diaz on March 13th in Tijuana, Mexico.
At Thursday’s weigh-in, Reis weighed 139.2 lbs. Prazak was 138.2 lbs.
Reis is promoted by Dibella Entertainment.

Valtierra-Ruiz make Weight for Telemundo Clash

Mexico City, Mexico; Boxeo Telemundo continues its summer series with a civil war from the Mexican Capital this Friday August 20th as undefeated WBC Latino lightweight champion Jair “Kaiser” Valtierra(15-0 8 KO’s) from Leon Guanajuato, Mexico squares off against challenger Alberto “Alacran” Ruiz(10-2 7 KO’s) over 10 rounds. The bout will air live from the famed Auditorio BB with all safety measures in place.

The co main event of the night is a battle of crosstown flyweights as hard hitting Ivan Armando “Tsunami” Garcia(6-1-1 5 KO’s) faces Miguel Angel Rojas(3-2-1 2 KO’s) over 8 rounds.

The special attraction of the night in the Jr lightweight division, Jonathan “Explosivo” Ramirez(6-2 4 KO’s) challenges Edwing Antonio Campos(3-5) over 6 rounds. Ramirez trains with former World champion Jorge Luis Bueno.

Full weights;

10 rounds WBC Latino Lightweight title

Jair Valtierra 135

Alberto Ruiz 135

8 rounds Flyweights

Ivan Armando Garcia: 111

Miguel Angel Rojas: 113

6 Rounds Jr Lightweights

Jonathan Ramirez: 129

Edwing Antonio Campos: 129

4 Rounds Bantamweights

Abraham Arreola: 118

David Escudero: 120

4 Rounds Lightweights

Armando Moncada: 138

Cesar Escudero: 139

4 Rounds Featherweights

Abraham Bautista: 127

Ezequiel Cabrera: 126

4 Rounds Flyweights

Brandon Alberto Jimenez: 112

Emmanuel Ramirez: 110

“Kaiser” Valtierra vs “Alacran” Ruiz airs live 12AM/EST on Telemundo

MANNY PACQUIAO & YORDENIS UGAS MAKE GRAND ARRIVALS IN LAS VEGAS AHEAD OF PAY-PER-VIEW SHOWDOWNTHIS SATURDAY NIGHT

(Photo Credit: Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions)

Eight-Division World Champion Pacquiao & WBA Welterweight Champion Ugas Headline FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View This Saturday, August 21 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Eight-division world champion and Philippine Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and WBA Welterweight World Champion Yordenis Ugás made their grand arrivals in Las Vegas Tuesday ahead of their FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View showdown this Saturday, August 21 from T-Mobile Arena. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and MP Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through t-mobilearena.com and axs.com. Pacquiao seeks to add another piece of history to his already legendary resume Saturday night, while Ugas will look for a career-defining victory in his first world title defense. Ugas will be defending the same title that Pacquiao won when he defeated Keith Thurman in his last fight in July 2019. Here is what Pacquiao and Ugas had to say Tuesday from Toshiba Plaza: MANNY PACQUIAO “I am excited to win another world championship on Saturday. I don’t care who has the belt right now, we’ll see who walks out of the ring with it. “Being out of the ring has given me time to rest, but also to get motivated like in my early days. I can’t wait to display it all on fight night. “Boxing is my passion. That’s why I’m still here giving inspiration to the boxing fans and bringing honor to my country. I’m happy doing my job and working hard. They have to try to slow me down in training, because I always want to go more rounds. “This could be my last fight, or there could be more. I’m turning 43 in December, and my plan has always been to just go one fight at a time. I encourage the fans all over the world to watch this fight, because you never know.” YORDENIS UGAS “I’m here to wreck any future plans Manny Pacquiao has in the ring and make sure that Saturday is his last fight. “It feels great to be in the main event Saturday night against a true legend like Pacquiao. I can’t wait to get in the ring on Saturday night. “I didn’t hesitate at all when I got offered this fight. I knew right away what a big opportunity it would be and what a win like this can do for my career. “I always work hard and give it my all every day in training camp. We were already working for the Fabian Maidana fight. Of course, once I knew I was fighting Pacquiao, I was motivated even more, but I always give it my all in training camp.”

SLIMMED DOWN HEAVYWEIGHT PROSPECT ELVIS GARCIA JOINS THE LADIES ON A STACKED BROADWAY BOXING CARD, THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, ON UFC FIGHT PASS

GARCIA BATTLES JOEL SHOJGREEN FORWBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS BRIDGERWEIGHT TITLE FRIDAY, APRIL 20 AT SYCUAN CASINO RESORT, IN EL CAJON, CA

Elvis “Semental” Garcia vies for WBC Continental Americas Bridgerweight Title on Friday night.El Cajon, CA (August 17, 2021) International Boxing Hall of Famer Lou DiBella announced today that top Mexican heavyweight prospect Elvis “Semental” Garcia(11-0, 8 KOs), of Tacoma, WA, by way of Puerta de Mangos, Nayarit, Mexico, will take on Joel Shojgreen (10-2, 9 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, in a scheduled eight-round battle for the WBC Continental Americas Bridgerweight Title. The event, headlined by world champion Kali Reis defending her crown, will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports, starting at 8:00pm PT / 11:00pm ET. Garcia vs. Shojgreen is one of the featured fights on Friday, August 20, on the Broadway Boxing event from the beautiful Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, CA. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, tickets, starting at $69, may be purchased HERE. The Sycuan Casino Resort is located at 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019, thirty minutes from Downtown San Diego. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7:00pm PT. Elvis Garcia has dedicated himself to a long-term, impactful fitness and nutrition program, which will see him enter the ring on Friday night in the best condition of his professional boxing career that began four years ago. The WBC’s Bridgerweight division has a weight limit of 224 pounds. Known for his heavy hands, the charismatic Garcia last fought on June 26, earning an eighth-round stoppage win against Daniel Cota Peinado. Referred to as Anthony Joshua’s “secret weapon”, Garcia served as Joshua’s main sparring partner in preparation for his world heavyweight championship rematch against Andy Ruiz in December 2019. Fighting for the third time in 2021, the powerful Shojgreen returns to action following two first-round knockouts earlier this year in Mexico.
“One of the most important lessons that I’ve learned from my coach, Joel Diaz, is the need to pay close attention to the things outside the ring. I have focused on proper nutrition and a fitness plan that I adhere to every day, and not just when I have a fight scheduled, that I feel has made me a much better fighter and athlete,” said Garcia. “I am very excited to be fighting Joel Shojgreen for the WBC Continental Americas Bridgerweight title, live on UFC Fight Pass. All of the work that my team and I have put in at the gym will show on Friday night and I feel confident that, at the end of the night, the belt will be mine. Being Mexican, the green belt holds a special significance to me and a victory will get me one step closer to accomplishing my dream of becoming a WBC world champion. I want to thank Lou DiBella and Mauricio Sulaiman for this tremendous opportunity.” Headlining the broadcast, WBA 140lb. World Champion Kali “K.O. Mequinonoag” Reis(17-7-1, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA, who is the first female Native American boxing world champion, makes the first defense of her world title against Los Angeles-based Australian veteran and former world champion Diana Prazak(14-3, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout. The division’s vacant IBO Title will also be at stake. Fighting in a scheduled eight-round WBA 147lb. World Title Eliminator, dubbed the “Thrilla for CasKilla”, Alma “The Conqueror” Ibarra (8-1, 4 KOs), of Monterrey, Mexico, faces Kandi “Krush” Wyatt (10-2, 3 KOs), of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The winner will become the mandatory challenger for undisputed world champion Jessica McCaskill. In a scheduled 10-round bout, Jessica “The Cobra” Camara (8-2), of Montreal, Canada, will face former world champion Victoria Bustos (21-6), for the vacant WBO 140lb. World Title. Camara’s world title opportunity follows her victory against former world champion Heather Hardy on May 14, 2021. The off-TV undercard features plenty of local talent. Cruiserweight newcomers will battle in a four-round bout as Ben Alvarez (1-0, 1KO), of San Diego, CA, faces Jerell Nettles (0-1), of Denver, CO. In the super featherweight division, San Diego’s Austin Brooks (1-0, 1KO), takes on Jesus Torres Beltran(4-0, 3 KOs), of San Bernardino, CA. Over four rounds in the super lightweight division, pro debuting William King, of Perris, CA, challenges Oscar Mendoza (0-1), of San Rafael, CA. Welterweight pro debuters Jacob Macololooy, of San Diego, and Oscar Mendoza, of San Ardo, clash in a four-rounder. Junior welterweight Joel Diaz Jr. (25-2, 21 KOs), of Palmdale, CA, and San Diego pro debuting bantamweight Jennifer Chieng are also expected to compete.

STACKED UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR BKFC-20 THIS FRIDAY NIGHT IN BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI

Biloxi, MS – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), The World’s Fastest Growing Sport, has announced a stacked undercard for thisFriday’s Night’s, August 20, BKFC-20 event from the Mississippi Coast Coliseumand broadcast live on the BKFC TV App in addition to globally on FITE.TV (8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT)

 

Remaining tickets starting at $55 are now on-sale through Ticketmaster HERE and will be available at the venue’s box office the night of the event.  The Mississippi Coast Coliseum is located at 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m.local time with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. local time. 

 

BKFC-20 is headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between former BKFC world champion ‘Brutal’ Johnny Bedford, (5-1-0, 3 KOs), of Colleyville, TX and Reggie Barnett, (6-1-0, 2 KOs), of Virginia Beach, VA competing for the vacant BKFC Bantamweight World Championship. 

 

Co-featured at BKFC-20, hometown favorite and former UFC standout, Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher will make his BKFC debut in a middleweight fight against MMA veteran Tony ‘Kryptonite’ Lopez, of Yucaipa, CA. In a special attraction heavyweight bout, popular Quentin ‘The Hero’ Henry, (2-1-0, 1 KO), of West Monroe, LA will face Jason ‘J Hook’em’ Fish, (2-0, 2 KOs), of Saginaw, MI. 

 

Headlining the undercard in the heavyweight division, Dillon ‘Bad Boy’ Cleckler, (2-0, 2KOs), of Pensacola, FL battles BKFC debuting Justin Thornton of Natchez, MS. Cleckler returns to action following a first-round knockout of Chris Jensen on February 5, 2021 at KnuckleMania. 

 

Also, in the heavyweight division, popular fan favorite Bobo O’Bannon, (2-1, 2 KOs), clashes with Lewis ‘The Beast’ Rumsey, (1-0, 1KO), of Williamsport, PA. O’Bannon hits the squared circle following a sensational victory over Zachary Calmusat BKFC-17 in one of combat sports’ most exciting fights of the year. Rumsey comes off a sensational first-round victory over Adrian Miles at BKFC-15. 

 

Competing in the 165lb. division, Mississippi native, Harris ‘Sandman’ Stephenson, (3-0, 2KOs), returns to BKFC facing off against Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard, (0-2), of Denver, CO. At BKFC-15, Stephenson knocked out Drew Lipton in the first round. 

 

In the lightweight division, Elvin ‘El Bandido’ Brito, (3-2, 1KOs), clashes with BKFC debuting Julio Garciaof Mount Vernon, WA. At BKFC-16, Brito won a unanimous decision in an action-packed fight over Brad Kelly. 

 

Fighting in the 165lb. division, Mississippi’s Kaleb ‘Lionheart’ Harris, (3-3, 3KOs), returns against BKFC debuting, long-time professional boxer Derrick ‘Superman’ Findley, of Merrillville, IN. Fighting at BKFC-16, Harris scored a first-round knockout over Noah Cutter. A 16-year boxing veteran with a career filled with numerous upsets, Findley hits the BKFC stage for the first time after impressing at tryouts this past January. 

 

In the 185lb. division, Scott ‘The Irish Spartan’ O’Shaughnessy, (1-0, 1KOs), of Slidell, Louisiana, battles BKFC debuting David Simpson of Virginia. At BKFC-16, O’Shaughnessy quickly impressed with a first-round knockout of Melvin Guillard. 

 

Competing in the 155lb. division, Adam Pellerano, (2-1, 1 KO), clashes with John ‘The Florida Keys Kid’ Chalbeck, (1-0, 1KO), of Howell, MI. In his last fight at BKFC-15, Pellerano won a unanimous decision over Rusty Crowder while Chalbeck scored a third-round stoppage of Greg Bono at KnuckleMania. 

 

Battling in the 185lb. division, Louisiana’s Ryan Jones, (1-1, 1 KO), challenges Kaine Tomlinson Sr., (0-2), of Roanoke, VA. 

 

Opening the evening in the 155lb. division, Tennessee’s Bobby Taylor, (2-0, 1KO), faces Ronnie ‘Bam Bam’ Rogers, (1-0, 1KO), of Anderson, South Carolina. 

 

“Catch All Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship Action at BKFC.com”

AMANDA SERRANO TRAINING CAMP

“I’m facing a tough Mexican fighter, but I’ll beat her at her own game!” WBC and WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda Serrano Defends Her Titles Against Super Bantamweight ChampionYamileth Mercado Sunday, August 29 in Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley SHOWTIME PPV® Co-Feature.

Photo credits: Ed Diller

NEW YORK – Puerto Rican star and unified WBC/WBO Featherweight World Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano plans to take full advantage of her opportunity on the SHOWTIME PPV event headlined by Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley when she faces super bantamweight world champion Yamileth Mercado on Sunday, August 29 from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. “It means a lot to women’s boxing for me to be in this position to perform on this stage,” said Serrano. “We deserve to be in the spotlight. I’ll perform like I always do and represent for women’s boxing the best way I know how. I’m very excited that they chose me for this event.” In an event headlined by the renowned content creator and pro boxer Paul, who will be taking on his toughest test to date in the ring against the former UFC champion Woodley, Serrano knows that her style will help her gain fans on this big platform. “Expect this to be a war, because I always bring the fireworks,” said Serrano. “I have a fan-friendly style and I’m going out there to finish my opponent. That’s what the fans want to see. “Don’t blink during this one, because even though she’s a tough fighter with a lot of heart, this could be a short fight. I give her a lot of credit for accepting this fight right away. I know that I’m facing a tough Mexican fighter, but I’ll beat her at her own game!” Already the most-decorated fighter in women’s boxing, having won world titles at every weight class from 115 to 140 pounds, the Brooklyn-based fighter currently has her sights set on becoming undisputed at featherweight, which means eventually luring the other 126-pound titlists into the ring with her. “If Erica Cruz and Sarah Mahfood want to be considered the best, they have to face me,” said Serrano. “Each of them was offered the biggest purse of their career to face me on August 29, and they turned it down. I want to be undisputed in this division, but they refuse to take any chances. All I can do right now is train to be at my best and make another statement against Mercado.” Throughout her training for this fight, Serrano has had the opportunity to train side-by-side with the event’s headliner in Paul. While she sees Paul doing what is necessary to reach his ultimate dreams, she too is intrigued by his matchup against the very tough Woodley on August 29. “Jake is an up-and-coming fighter who’s taking all the right steps,” said Serrano. “He’s learning on the job and he’s shown that he’s a very hard worker. He’s got a positive team around him and I’m excited to see how he fights Tyron Woodley. Woodley is a great fighter and I’m looking forward to seeing how that matchup plays out.” Tickets starting at $45 are still available via RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com. The event is co-produced by SHOWTIME PPV and Most Valuable Promotions and promoted by Tony and Bryce Holden of Holden Productions. The pay-per-view telecast is produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. Barstool Sportsbook is the official sports betting partner for the event and will be incorporated in a unique, fully integrated brand activation that is to be announced in more detail.

TRILLERVERZ A MASSIVE SUCCESS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!

Photo credits: Amanda Westcott, Triller – Ed Diller DBE – Michelle Ju

New York, NY – Tuesday Night at Madison Square Garden, Triller Fight Club presented ‘TrillerVerz’. Featuring the first ever live Verzuz Rap Battle betweenTHE LOX and DIPSETcombined with an outstanding night of professional boxing in front of a sold-out New York City crowd. The highly anticipated rap battle lived up to its billing as the East Coast legends entertained for almost two hours at the event broadcast live internationally on FITE.TV and Triller.co.

Prior to the Verzuz Rap Battle and in the main event of the boxing card, World Ranked Heavyweight Michael ‘The Bounty’ Hunter II, (20-1-1, 14 KOs), knocked out Mike Wilson, (21-2, 10 KOs), in the fourth round (2:49) of their scheduled ten-round bout. Competing in a WBA Heavyweight World Title Eliminator, Hunter looked sharp from the outset displaying his full arsenal of power shots to the head and body of the valiant Wilson.

Hunter badly hurt Wilson in the fourth stanza prior to landing a sensational right hand to the jaw dropping the Oregonian hard to the canvas. Although rising to beat the count, referee Ricky Gonzalez called a halt to the action at the 2:49 mark of the round.

Co-featured in a ten-round welterweight clash, ‘The Fighting Pride of Huntington, NY’ Chris Algieri, (25-3, 9 KOs), made his triumphant return to the ring with a dominant ten-round decision victory over veteran southpaw Mikkel LesPierre, (22-3-1, 10 KOs), by scores of 100-90 (twice) and 99-91.

Displaying his full arsenal of world class skills throughout the fight, including blistering shots to the body, the former world champion Algieri left no doubt he could compete at the top levels of the junior welterweight and welterweight divisions after a two-year layoff.

Competing for the vacant IBF-USBA Welterweight Title, Brooklyn’s Ivan Golub, (20-1, 15 KOs), won a ten-round unanimous decision over Eric Walker, (20-4, 9 KOs). Dropping Walker in the fifth and ninth rounds, the more active Golub was victorious by scores of 98-90, 97-91 and 96-92. Golub has now won seven fights in a row dating back to June 2017.

Top light heavyweight contender ‘Irish’ Joe Ward, (4-1, 2 KOs), continued to impress with a dominant six-round decision over previously unbeaten Tory Williams, (5-1-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 60-54 from all three judges. In front of a large crowd of cheering faithful, Ward used a consistent body attack to break down Williams despite suffering a cut from an accidental headbutt in the fifth round.

Junior welterweight prospect Aaron Aponte, making his Madison Square Garden debut, improved to 4-0 as the 20-year-old Floridian stopped Gerardo Gonzalez, (2-1-0, 1 KOs) in the second round. Aponte impressed the New York City faithful with as he dropped Gonzalez three times enroute to the stoppage by referee Sparkle Lee at :30 mark.

Highly decorated amateur Christina Cruz made her long-awaited pro debut in the flyweight division winning a spirited four-round decision over Indeya Smith, (1-3-1, 1 KO), of Dallas, TX. The New York City native Cruz was victorious by majority decision scores of 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38. 

 

Undefeated light-heavyweight prospect Matthew Tinker, (7-0, 6 KOs), of Yorkshire, UK stopped Utica, New York’s Michael Rycraft, (4-2-1, 3 KOs) by technical knockout. Following two rounds of one-way traffic from Tinker, Rycraft’s corner stopped the bout before the third stanza started. 

 

Fighting in the heavyweight division, Brooklyn’s Robert Sabbagh improved to 3-0 with a four-round unanimous decision over Cleveland Billingsley III, (3-6, 3 KOs), of Chattanooga, TN. Scores for the impressive victory over the valiant Billingsley were 40-36 twice and 39-37.

Opening the show in a tremendous battle of undefeated super welterweight prospects, Guido Schramm, (12-0-1, 8 KOs), of Los Angeles, CA won a six-round unanimous decision over Nikoloz Sekhniashvili, (7-1, 5 KOs), of Gori, Georgia. Scores for the fight which featured excellent two-way action throughout were 59-55, 58-56 and 58-55 for Schramm as both combatants raised their stock.

Bermudez Becomes NBA Continental Champion Stops Aguilar in Two

New NBA Continental Junior Welterweight Champion RayJay Bermudez
(pictures by Emily Harney / Fightography)

DEDHAM, Mass. – Last night, professional boxing returned to Massachusetts for the first time in 1 ½ years, due to pandemic restrictions, as Vertex Promotions presented it first show, “Fight Night on the Charles at Moseley’s,” at Moseley’s On The Charles in Dedham, Massachusetts.

“Fight Night on the Charles at Moseley’s” also marked the initial pro boxing event ever held in Dedham, the town located on Boston’s southwest border that was settled in 1635. Vertex Promotions’ first show was a sellout, in fact, people were turned away at the door.

“I thought we’d do very well because I know Ryan Roach, and he refuses to fail,” an ecstatic Vertez Promotions president Dave Clark commented about his company’s first promoted event. “I was a little bit surprised how well everything went. We have a really good team (Clark, Roach and Mark Porter). Ryan is a manager, but he really helped us out a lot with his experience. Everybody was happy, even the fighters who didn’t win. They all said they want to work with us again. They loved it in Boston and some of them had never been there before.

“I won’t lie, though, it our first experience and I was stressed the last month, but we’re all very happy now. The crowd was awesome. I want to thank the fans, our staff, and especially the fighters. We couldn’t have done it without all of them. We’ll enjoy this for a little while and then keep things going. We’re steamrolling now and we want to keep those kids active.”

Undefeated junior welterweight Ray Jay “The Destroyer” Bermudez (13-0, 10 KOs) lived up to his nickname in the main event, stopping an overmatched Bergman “The Snake” Aguilar (15-9-1, 5 KOs) in round two to capture the vacant NBA Continental crown.

Bermudez (pictured above on left), fighting out of Troy, New York, dropped Aguilar, the former WBA FEDALATIN super featherweight champion, in the second round with an overhand right. Three left hooks to the body put Aguilar on the canvas again, and the end came moments later when Bermudez decked his Nicaraguan opponent for a third and final time with a perfectly place left hook to the body that left Agular grimacing in pain. He was unable to beat the count and Bermudez had a new belt to add to his ABF American West super lightweight strap.

Pre-fight, Bermudez correctly predicted Aguilar wouldn’t last past five rounds. “I saw that his body was open and that was the way to attack him,” Bermudez said after the fight. “I went to work and knew and wouldn’t last too long. I’m ready to fight anybody my team picks. I’m ready for the big dogs!

“I’ve been trained out of Boston (with his uncle, head trainer Hector Bermudez) the last four years and have a nice fanbase. I’m like fighting in New England.”

David Tetreault promoted to Chief Business Officer and Equity Partner & Marco Pelayo to be elevated to Chief Financial Officer

LOS ANGELES, – Golden Boy, the global leader in boxing promotions, has announced David Tetreault will step into the role of Chief Business Officer and Equity Partner in Oscar De La Hoya’s crown jewel, Golden Boy Promotions. He joins existing partners Bernard Hopkins and Eric Gomez.

Collectively, Tetreault will strategically drive in all TV and streaming licensing deals, media, entertainment, marketing, communications, corporate development, sponsorships and co-managing all financial aspects of the company.

David Tetreault has a proven track record in the television and production industry. We are excited to expand his role at Golden Boy. He is the consummate, high level executive,” said Golden Boy President, Eric Gomez.

“David has shown time and again his business prowess in working with our top executives in cultivating major deals with DAZN, ESPN, Facebook Watch and Bally’s Sports Network, the creation and development of the successful Thursday Night Fights series with the Regional Sports Networks, and many more,” said Golden Boy Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “His contributions and dedication in maintaining Golden Boy as the world’s top boxing promotion company are second to none – I reward performance and David has produced.” 

David Tetreault joined Golden Boy in 2015 as the Executive Vice President of Media and Entertainment, following major executive stints in the entertainment industry with FOX, Warner Bros., and Sony. David Tetreault also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of San Francisco in the prestigious Sports Management Masters’ program. Tetreault holds a BA and MA from California State University, Los Angeles as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA. He also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Dean’s Advisory Board at California State University, Los Angeles’ School of Business and Economics. 

Golden Boy’s Media & Entertainment was launched to control the production and creation process of live events and original programs. Since its inception, the division has produced over 4,500 hours of live sports and original programming including many innovative award-winning projects such as “Mano a Mano“, the reality series “Off The Canvas” as well as short-form documentaries “I AM BOXING” and “I AM BOXING 2“. Under David’s leadership Golden Boy’s Media & Entertainment has won multiple Telly awards, capturing a total of 12 awards since 2018. 

Golden Boy promotes a robust stable of the world’s top boxers, including lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia, undefeated Vergil Ortiz, Zurdo Ramirez and the middleweight phenom Jamie Munguia. Golden Boy’s World Championship fights are streamed on DAZN and are viewed in over 200 countries worldwide. 

“It has been an honor and privilege to work side by side with Oscar De La Hoya and his executive team in navigating the dynamic shifts in the media landscape over the past several years. Oscar has always encouraged me to pivot and find new opportunities with platforms, networks, brands and sponsors that are looking to capitalize on the Golden Boy touch and expertise.” 

In addition to Tetreault’s promotion, Golden Boy long time team member, Marco Pelayo has also been promoted. Pelayo, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. 

“Marco has been a valued employee of Golden Boy who has earned his stripes.  We are very proud to reward his dedication to the company.  Moreover,  his knowledge of finance and ability to successfully navigate in any scenario is second to none,” said Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy.

Added, Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, “Marco is a trusted and well respected team member at Golden Boy. Not only has he proven himself in the sport of boxing but he has also shown his astuteness in other special projects I have entrusted to him. I am proud to elevate his title to Chief Financial Officer.”