Jamal “Shango” James Speaks Out!!


“It’s good to be back. On Saturday I’m going to give everyone the fireworks they’ve been waiting for. I’m glad to have this opportunity to be in this first main event back.

“It would have been nice to have been able to fight in my hometown, but I’m more blessed to have this opportunity on this stage than I am disappointed.

“Dulorme and I have both fought really good competition. He’s fought some guys with slightly bigger names, but once we get in there Saturday we’re going to find out who has the best skills. That’s what it’s going to come down to.

“We always stay in shape. We just slowed down the intensity of training once it was postponed because we didn’t know when we’d be back on again. But even in normal times, I stay training in between fights. This is a full-time job for me. Once we got the word that we were back on, we just turned up the heat a little bit.

“It’s important to be at your best every time you get in the ring, no matter where it is. I was blessed to bring world class events back to Minneapolis, but I’ve fought all over. This is a big fight, but the reality is, every fight before was just as big. If I didn’t get past them, then I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now.

“He’s a strong fighter and I know that he’s got his own style and tricks, but I have my own too. That’s what makes these fights so exciting, because you have to tune in to see which style will prevail. I’m not underestimating him, I know he’s going to be at his best, but my confidence is so high because of how I trained.

“When you get in the ring, your main focus is on your opponent and what your corner is saying. The crowd is like white noise. Having no crowd on Saturday, I don’t think it’s going to affect me. I’m going to be able to hear my corner and zone in on what I’m trying to do.”

Top welterweight Jamal “Shango” James and against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme previewed their battle for the Interim WBA Welterweight Title on an international media conference call Thursday before they headline the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes, this Saturday, August 8 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Photo credits: Jamal “Shango” James 📸

Navarrete Crushes Lopez

Mexico City, Mexico, D.F. – WBO Jr. featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs) no question force to be reckoned with
dominated in his Featherweight debut against Uriel “Yuca” López (13-14-1, 6 KOs) getting a KO in round six of a non-title defense in Mexico City, Mexico, D.F.
Photo credits: @zanferbox
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Report: Damon Gonzalez

Collard Pulls off The Upset Against Kaminsky

Las Vegas, NV – Super Middleweight Clay Collard (7-2-3, 2 KO) from Cache Valley, UT. gets the upset tonight landing a higher rate of punches in route to a split decision victory against David “The Lion of Zion” Kaminsky (6-1, 3 KO) from Los Angels, CA.


Lightweights Gabriel Flores, Jr. (17-0, 6 KO) from Stockton, CA. battles Josec Ruiz (21-2-3, 14 KO) from Miami, Florida in the Main Event at the MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV. Top Rank Boxing live on ESPN.
Photo credits: Mikey Williams/ Top Rank

“Biggy” Rodriguez Beats Servin

Las Vegas, NV – Bantamweight Robert “Biggy” Rodriguez (8-0-1, 4 KO) from Riverside, CA. waisted no time getting into a fire fight against Adrian Servin (9-1-1, 3 KO) from Pheonix, AZ. ending his night at the official time 2:48 of round two by TKO victory.


Lightweights Gabriel Flores, Jr. (17-0, 6 KO) from Stockton, CA. battles Josec Ruiz (21-2-3, 14 KO) from Miami, Florida in the Main Event at the MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV. Top Rank Boxing live on ESPN.

Photo credits: Mikey Williams/ Top Rank

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Report by Damon Gonzalez

Split-T Management Signs United States Olympic Trials Champion Javier Martinez

NEW YORK – Split-T Management is pleased to announce the signing of highly coveted amateur Javier Martinez.
Martinez, 23, was the 2020 Olympic Trial Champion at middleweight, but has decided to turn professional under the guidance of Split-T Management’s Tim VanNewhouse. A five-time National Champion, and the number-one ranked fighter at 165 pounds in the USA Boxing Rankings, Martinez’s selection as an Olympic alternate despite his victory at the trials and various international experience caused shock-waves through the amateur system.

“Being a casualty of the new Olympic selection process just makes me that much more determined. I am going to show, time and time again why I was deserving of that spot. That said, I am excited to turn professional, and this is the perfect situation. Tim came at me with a good plan for my future and I have a great feeling about him and the whole Split-T family,” said Martinez.
The son of Mexican immigrants from Palos Altos, Jalisco, Martinez began boxing at the age of eight after following his older brothers into the gym.
“I want to make something big out of boxing, and provide a better life for myself and family – especially my son. At this point of my life, I feel that Split-T will move me the right way and guide me into becoming a world champion.”
A Milwaukee-native, Martinez is now training in Las Vegas, Nevada under the tutelage of renowned trainer Jorge Capetillo, and is expected to make his debut at Super Middleweight within the next couple of months.
“Javier has good physical attributes as he stands 6’1″. He has a fan-friendly, pressure style, who stalks his opponents behind a tight defense with well-selected combinations. He enjoys investing in the body, and shows a nice blend of aggression and power. Javier is a fundamentally complete fighter with balance, power and mobility. That is why there were so many people trying to recruit him. Javier’s the type of athlete that will be placed on a fast track and debut in a six-round bout. He will soon be paired with one of the best promoters in the world, and I can’t wait to see him on TV soon,” said VanNewhouse.

Brandon leads the Community way

Baltimore Police Officer Brandon Chambers is a 9 year veteran with the department. He has won Officer of the Year in 2018 and 2019 for the entire Baltimore Police Department.

Officer Chambers is now in the Neighborhood Services Unit which is focused on Community Policing. Before moving to this unit, Officer Chambers fed the homeless each week he was paid. In addition, he would go to the Burger King and buy 40 cheeseburgers and hand them out at The Healthcare Center (A homeless shelter) and enjoy lunch with the homeless people before moving to the Neighborhood  Services Unit.

Officer Chambers is also a professional boxer with a record of three wins and no losses. He is signed to Jeter Promotions. Officer Chambers is a role model in the community.  He  and fellow officers from the department just brought cake and balloons to a young boy who was sad that he could not enjoy his birthday because of the covid-19 pandemic.

These officers, have along with Officer Chambers made this kids day by giving him a special birthday. Kids see Officer Chambers as a superhero he is a cop by day and their favorite boxer at night.

Jeter Promotions is owned by fellow Baltimore Police Officer Tony Jeter and his wife of 11 years. Jeter is a former world rated boxer who fought for the WBC Silver Title in 2015 and had a professional record of 20-5. Jeter is a father of three girls and a mentor to many amateur boxers in the Maryland/ DC/Virginia.