Thursday, June 30, 2016

Results from @Foxwoods @DiBellaEnt #BroadwayBoxing #Boxing

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Battle of Luises Ends in No Contest
Broadway Boxing Results
By Alex Pierpaoli
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Luis "KO King" Rosa had to settle for a No Contest versus Luis Hinojosa in last night's Broadway Boxing Main Event at the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
A severe cut, likely caused by an accidental head butt that opened up on the head of Hinojosa at the end of round number one forced Ref. Johnny Callas to wave off the fight. As only one round had been completed the fight was considered a No Contest.

The first belonged mostly to Rosa who had Hinojosa working hard to keep the KO King off of him. Luis Rosa of New Haven, CT,  attacked the body of Hinojosa from the start, with a couple shots landing below the belt. Luis Hinojosa of Santo DomingoDominican Republic, was on the deck
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briefly but the punch was ruled a low blow. When they continued the action heated up and both fighters heads collided in the final seconds of the round opening a bloody gash over the right eye of Hinojosa. The ringside physicians were up in the corner of Hinojosa and advised Ref. Callas that the fight should be stopped. Rosa's record remains at 22-0(10) and Hinojosa's at 28-9(17) after the No Contest. Both fighters weighed 123 pounds for the bout. 

Jennifer Salinas now fighting out of Providence, RI, stopped Angel Gladney of ColumbusSC, in the fourth round of their third encounter. Salinas, 138lbs and celebrating her birthday, came right out
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behind a chopping overhand right that reddened the face of Gladney, 139lbs, in the first. Pressing the action, Salinas blasted away with the right and both hands to Gladney's body softening her up en route to the fourth round finish. Halfway through the fourth, with Gladney absorbing punishment, Ref. Eddie Claudio stepped in to halt the action at 1:51. With the victory Salinas improves to 19-3(5) while Gladney slips to 9-12-1(6).

Charles Foster, of New Haven, CT, stopped Willie Williams of BaltimoreMD, at 2:01 of round 2. Foster, 174lbs, pelted Williams mercilessly in round one and had referee Eddie Claudio looking closely towards the end of the round. Things continued in much the same in round two, with Foster scoring with a mean right hook to the body from the southpaw stance. Williams,
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177lbs, had no answers and with Foster landing repeatedly the ringside physician climbed up onto the apron and asked the referee to halt matters. Foster improves to 11-)(6) while Williams drops to 14-12-2(4).

Eighteen year old, Mykquan Williams of East Hartford, CT stopped Abdel Vera of Carolina, Puerto Rico at 1:33 of round number 3 to improve to 2-0(2). Vera falls to 0-4.

Irvin Gonzalez of Worcester, MA, made a successful pro-debut with a first round blitz of Gilvan Santos of Framingham, MA. Gonzalez, 137lbs, flattened Santos, 139lbs, in his own corner
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with a powerful left jab. Gonzalez is now official at 1-0(1) while Gilvan Santos drops to 0-3.

Kevin Cobbs headlines at Twin River July 15

Renewed focus and a new team in his corner leads Cobbs back to his roots at Twin River Casino

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - He's dealt with losses in and out of the ring. He's had to listen to outsiders question whether or not he's got what it takes to make it in the sport of boxing.

The road has been bumpy at times, but Kevin Cobbs is living proof that all roads eventually lead home.

"Sometimes you've got to go left," Cobbs said, "to find out you should've taken the right turn."

More than five years since his professional debut, the Willimantic, Conn., native may have finally found the path worth traveling.

With a new team behind him and a fresh outlook on his career, the 6-foot-2 Cobbs (10-2, 4 KOs) returns to the ring Friday, July 15th, 2016 to challenge undefeated Angel Camacho Jr. (15-0, 5 KOs) of Providence for Camacho's Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) International and New England Light Heavyweight Titles in the 10-round main event of CES Boxing's stacked summer fight card at Twin River Casino.

Coming off a loss in January on national television, Cobbs, 32, is wasting no time jumping back into the mix. Training out of George Foreman III's Everybody Fights fitness gym in Boston (formerly known as The Club), where he also works as a personal trainer, Cobbs has surrounded himself with a new team that includes Foreman, trainer Chris Daveiga, strength coach Kirby Espinal and at least one familiar face in trainer / advisor Israel Santiago, who has been with him since Day 1.

SHOBOX Foxwoods Card coming up on July 22 #Boxing


World-Ranked Adam Lopez Risks Perfect Record Against
 Roman Reynoso In Main Event Live
at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Tickets on Sale At Foxwoods Resort Casino
NEW YORK - The popular, prospect-orientated boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 15th anniversary with a quadrupleheader on Friday, July 22, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

In the 10-round main event, undefeated top 10-ranked Adam "Mantequilla" Lopez (15-0, 7 KOs) of Phoenix faces Roman Ruben Reynoso (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Argentina in a bantamweight bout. Super middleweights Ronald Ellis (12-0-1, 10 KOs) of Lynn., Mass., and Julius Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, will collide in the eight-round co-feature.

Two eight-rounders will round out the four-fight telecast. O'Shaquie Foster (10-1, 7 KOs), of Orange, Texas, meets Rolando Chinea (12-1-1, 6 KOs), of Lancaster, Penn., in a featherweight scrap and undefeated Khiary Gray-Pitts (13-0, 10 KOs), of Worcester, Mass., will be opposed by fellow unbeaten Ismael Garcia (10-0, 4 KOs), of Vineland, N.J., by way of Pahokee, Fla., in the super welterweight opener.

Tickets for the GH3 Promotions event are priced at $45, $75 and $150 and can be purchased by phone from the Foxwoods Resort Casino at 800.200.2882 or online at

Since its premiere on
July 21, 2001, 67 boxers who've appeared on ShoBox went on to become world champions; the most recent, Rau'Shee Warren. An additional 75 fighters who appeared on ShoBox have fought for a world title.   

Rosa vs. Hinojosa weigh-in from @Foxwoods @DiBellaEnt #Boxing

Rosa vs. Hinojosa
Broadway Boxing Summer Series

Weigh-in coverage of Broadway Boxing from Foxwoods Casino, June 29, 2016. Luis Rosa battles Luis Hinojosa in an 8 round super bantamweight bout, Jennifer Salinas faces Angel Gladney in the 8 round super featherweight co-feature plus supporting bouts featuring regional prospects. Tickets available through Ticketmaster or the Foxwoods Box Office.

Friday, June 24, 2016

@TalkinBoxing with Billy C #BFTP James J Jeffries #Boxing

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Rosa versus Hinojosa headlines Broadway Boxing's Summer Series debut at Foxwoods June 30
by Alex Pierpaoli

            New Haven's Luis KO King Rosa returns to the ring on Thursday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino in an eight round super bantamweight bout which launches a three event summer series by promoter DiBella Entertainment. The New York based promoter's Broadway Boxing series will spend a little time in the Nutmeg State with Rosa-Hinojosa on June 30th, followed by another show on July 21st which will feature Shelito Vincent and a final August date which will be announced later.

On Thursday night Luis Rosa faces Luis Hinojosa of the Dominican Republic in his second outing in twenty-sixteen. Rosa's last fight was an eight round unanimous decision win over German Meranz in January. Hinojosa fights for the first time in twenty-sixteen, his last fight was an eight round decision win over, coincidentally, a fighter named Luis Rosa, no relation. Hinojosa is 5'4' tall, twenty-nine years old and is 3-2 in his last five bouts, losing both by stoppage. His record is 28-9(17).

Luis Rosa recently graduated from New Haven's Gatweay College and is twenty-five years old. His record is 22-0(10) and he's currently ranked 10th in the IBF and 12th in the WBC.

Jennifer "The Bolivian Queen" Salinas faces Gina Chamie of Hungary in the co-featured eight round attraction. (We recently spoke to Salinas and her partner Shelito Vincent, who fights in the next installment of the Broadway Boxing Summer Series on July 21st.)
Myquan Williams of East Hartford fights for the second time as a pro in a 4-round welterweight contest. And New Haven's Fighting Foster Brother's of the Boxing In Faith Gym that headliner Luis Rosa calls home are also scheduled to box four rounders on the undercard. Charles Foster is undefeated in ten fights as a light heavyweight while William Foster III is undefeated in two fights at super feather.

Plus two other bouts featuring regional talent are scheduled.

Tickets are available at and or by visiting the Foxwoods' Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, first bout at 7.

Monday, June 20, 2016

@bolivian_queen @shelitosway training video #boxing @DiBellaEnt

Jennifer Salinas and Shelito Vincent prepare for DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing Summer Series in CT

Jennifer Salinas and Shelly Vincent prepare for the Broadway Boxing Summer Series beginning with Salinas vs. Chamie at Foxwoods on June 30. Vincent fights a To-Be-Named opponent on July 21st. Both fighters put in a light workout and talked to Alex Pierpaoli at the Whaling City Boxing Club in New London, CT.
*Note: Salinas & Vincent are also sponsored by Xtreme Fitness and Tony's Pub not mentioned in the attached video.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Molina decisions Provodnikov; Andrade stops Nelson & more

Andrade Knocks Out Willie Nelson: VIDEO:
Zlaticanin KOs Franklin Mamani: VIDEO:

VERONA, N.Y. - John Molina outpunched Ruslan Provodnikov in an all-action fight by revealing a new weapon in his arsenal, a sharp and steady jab. Molina captured a surprising unanimous decision in a 12-round junior welterweight bout that featured fierce exchanges throughout Saturday on SHOWTIME from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.

In the co-feature on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, Demetrius Andrade delivered a statement, knockout victory over Willie Nelson, staking his claim as one of the world's best in the stacked 154-pound division. In the opening bout, Dejan Zlaticanin knocked out Franklin Mamani to earn the vacant 135-pound world title and make history as the first native of Montenegro to win a world championship.

Molina and Provodnikov promised a war, and they delivered. But what surprised many was

Thursday, June 16, 2016

#BFTP Charley Burley

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Friday, June 10, 2016

John Thompson quotes

John Thompson meets Willie Monroe Jr on undercard of Provodnikov-Molina Jr.

Verona, NY (June 10, 2016)--They were Boxcino champions, and in each of their last bouts, Willie Monroe Jr. and John Thompson fought for world titles. This Saturday night,June 11 they will meet in a very important bout at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Monroe and Thompson will fight in a middleweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® (7 p.m. ET/PT).

Both have been training hard for this important bout, for which the winner will most likely land a big opportunity or another shot at a world title.

John "Apollo Kidd" Thompson (17-2, 6 KO's)--Newark, NJ
"Everything is going great in camp. I am ready to get this party rolling," said Thompson, who is coming off a 7th round stoppage defeat to Liam Smith in Manchester, England for the WBO Junior Middleweight world title. "In that fight, I learned some good and bad stuff. The only things that make you better is fighting better opposition. I know that after this win in June 11, I will be back in a big fight and I look forward to seeing everyone in Verona." 

On Saturday, June 11Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs), a former WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion, and former world title challenger John Molina Jr. (28-6, 23 KOs), of West Covina, Calif., will face each other in the 12-round main event. In the co-feature, undefeated former 154-

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

#BFTP Jack Johnson #Boxing

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Unbeaten Super Welterweight Opens Up On The 154-Pound Division, Pros In The Olympics & Muhammad Ali As He Prepares To Face Willie Nelson In WBC Title Eliminator This Saturday, Live on SHOWTIME®

Photos by Stanley Bois/A Team Promotions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Team Promotions hosted an open media workout on Monday at Bix Six Academy in Providence for undefeated former world championDemetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs). The 2008 U.S. Olympian, of Providence, R.I., is finalizing preparations for this Saturday 12-round WBC Super Welterweight eliminator against Willie "The Great" Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio, in one of three fights on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING ®  live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Banner Promotions, Inc., are priced at $85, $60, $45 and $35 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, by calling 877.833.SHOW, or online at Ticketmaster (

Here's what Andrade, who'll also be risking his WBO International title, said Monday:


Reflections of Muhammad Ali:

"Muhammad Ali certainly shook the world, and not only in boxing.  He was colorful; nobody talked like him.  He helped boxers, too.  Ali is the reason Floyd (Mayweather, Jr.) is who he is because Ali set the bar high. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Julian Williams ready for Jermall Charlo #Boxing

Undefeated and number-one ranked Julian "J Rock" Williams ready for Jermall Charlo next

PHILADELPHIA --On May 21, three of the four world championships in the hot junior middleweight division were contested as Erislandy Lara defended his WBA title with a unanimous decision over Vanes Martirosyan; Jermall Charlo defended his IBF title with a unanimous decision over former champion Austin Trout and Jermell Charlo scored a come-from-behind stoppage over John Jackson to capture the WBC belt.

Sitting ringside was IBF number-one ranked contender, undefeated Julian "J Rock"Williams.  Williams was a very interested observer and was interviewed on theSHOWTIME 
 broadcast with his thoughts on the happenings of the evening.

 "Jermell did his thing. I thought he was losing but Jermell has a clutch gene. He comes through in close fights. He knows what it's like to be in tough. He's doing well under Derrick James. He looked better on TV than he did live at the fight. He was losing but he was walking Jackson down. The sand was running out of the hour glass for Jackson. Jermell can punch better than his record indicates. And that style would be better for him because people always called him boring but it was nothing boring about the KO," said Williams.

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Barthelemy vs. Bey final presser quotes

 Rances Barthelemy vs. Mickey Bey Final Press Conference & Media Workout Quotes & Photos

Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Begins Friday, June 3 
9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT from Hard Rock Live at 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,
Hollywood, Florida

HOLLYWOOD, FL. (June 1, 2016) - Lightweight world champion Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy and former world champion Mickey "The Spirit" Bey went face to face for the first time Wednesday as they participated in the final press conference and media workouts for Premier Boxing Champions on Spike this Friday, June 3 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida. 
Action begins on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features exciting bantamweight prospectEmmanuel Rodriguez taking on former title challenger Alberto Guevara in a 10-round bout. Also in attendance Wednesday and competing on the undercard is undefeated Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant, who battles Carlos Galvan on Friday night. 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Kings Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, and Panther Promotions, are priced at $130, $80, $60, and $35 (additional fees may apply) and are on sale now. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the first fight set to begin at 6:30 p.m.