Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Joe Smith Jr versus Sullivan Barrera Tickets On Sale Now! July 15





Tickets for the stacked July 15 show at Los Angeles' 'Fabulous" Forum are now on sale, and Golden Boy Promotions today released a video showing the kind of power that will be on display in the main event between newly crowned WBC World Super Featherweight Champion
Miguel "El Alacran" Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) and mandatory challenger
Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs).

Tickets are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com

While the main event that has "Fight of the Year" candidate written all over it, the co-main and HBO opener are can't miss action fights, as well.

In the co-main, Panamanian superstar and WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (21-1, 8 KOs) will look to keep his title and undefeated record, as he makes his stateside debut against a resurgent Robinson "Robin Hood" Castellanos (24-12, 14 KOs), hot off his massive upset victory over three-division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Opening up the televised card, WBC International Light Heavyweight Champion Joe Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) will return West from Long Island to put his belt on the line against the Miami-based Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KOs) in a battle of heavy-handed sluggers.

Berchelt vs. Miura,
a 12-round fight for the WBC Super Featherweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions. Corrales vs. Castellanos is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Smith vs. Barerra is presented by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing® in association with Main Events. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, July 15 at Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark at 9:50 P.M EST/PST.

For more information visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.StarBoxing.com, and www.hbo.com/boxing, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @hboboxing, @StarBoxing and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.Facebook.com/StarBoxing visit us on Instagram at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @StarBoxing and follow the conversation using #BercheltMiura and #SmithBarerra.

@DiBellaEnt presents #Boxing @FoxwoodsCT on June 3






On Saturday, June 3, DiBella Entertainment will return to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, for the latest exciting installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House. The card will feature a bevy of New England talent, including fan favorite Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent in an eight-round special attraction featherweight bout, as well as lightweight Matt Remillard on the comeback and welterweight prospect Mykquan Williams on the rise.

"I am happy to bring another great card back to Foxwoods, which continues to be a terrific venue for Broadway Boxing," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "Fans will not want to miss the always-entertaining Shelly Vincent, who is a great ambassador for women's boxing. The stacked undercard will include local New England favorites Matt Remillard, Mykquan Williams, Jonathan Figueroa, and Khiry Todd, as well as Russian future world champion Radzhab Butaev and a battle between unbeaten heavyweight prospects Ruslan Shamalov and George Arias."

One of the most popular fighters out of the New England area, Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent (19-1, 1 KO), born in New London, CT, but now residing in Providence, RI, will compete at Foxwoods for the seventh time, in an eight-round featherweight bout. Last August, Vincent entered enemy territory to challenge rival Heather Hardy in her adversary's hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Their highly publicized grudge match was nationally televised by NBC Sports Net and was hailed by Ring Magazine as the "Female Fight of the Year" for 2016. Vincent was also honored by the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame as their "Fighter of the Year" for 2016, becoming the first female recipient of the award. She rebounded from her only defeat with a unanimous decision victory on December 2, back home in Rhode Island. Before turning pro in October 2011, Vincent was a Connecticut State, Connecticut Golden Gloves, and National Golden Gloves champion as an amateur. Managed by Mike Criscio and trained by Peter Manfredo Sr., Vincent signed with DiBella Entertainment in 2016.

Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard (24-1, 13 KOs), of Hartford, CT, will continue his comeback, following a six-year ring absence, in an eight-round lightweight bout. It will be his first fight in his home state since November 2010. A pro since 2005, Remillard is a former WBC Youth, WBC-USNBC, NABF and NABO featherweight champion. His only loss came in March 2011 to the unbeaten Mikey Garcia, now the WBC world lightweight champion. He is trained by Paul Cichon, a local legend and community leader, out of Manchester Ring of Champions Society boxing gym. As an amateur, Remillard accumulated a record of 115-25, and was a two-time Everlast Under-19 National amateur champion.

Highly touted East Hartford welterweight prospect Mykquan Williams (6-0, 4 KOs) has kept a busy pace since turning pro last April. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by Jackie Kallen, the 19-year-old Williams will return to Foxwoods, where he has built a strong following, for the sixth time, in his first scheduled six-rounder. Williams is also trained by Cichon, whom he's known since he was a child and looks upon as a surrogate father. His biological father was murdered when Mykquan was just a week old. Williams was a decorated amateur with a 45-13 record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Friday, May 12, 2017

@StarBoxing debuts "FightNight Live" on Facebook


Boxing, MMA streaming series debut draws 40,000 views, and still climbing.
The reviews are in, and the numbers are in, and the decision is unanimous: the debut of FIGHTNIGHT LIVE, on Facebook Live Thursday evening from Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, was a KO victory.
Watchers of the stream, which drew 37,000-plus "uniques" on fight night, and continues to draw clicks, enjoyed a Star Boxing® main event topped by a junior middleweight scrap between vet Delvin Rodriguez and up 'n comer Courtney Pennington.
More numbers: Almost 3,000 comments were shared by watchers during the four plus hour show, which provided incredible value for fans of the sweet science. Fans said things like, "This is the future of the sport, live FREE streaming." "This stream is giving expose to young guns that would not ordinarily get it on broadcast TV!" "After tonight's streaming many will talk about it and many more will watch if there's a next time, this is the bomb!"
"I was inundated with complimentary texts, emails and calls almost as soon as the stream started, and it was a lot of fun watching the numbers swell from 27 views at the start of the broadcast to 40,000-plus by now," said Mark Fratto, Principal of Linacre Media. "Like many others, we believe that the present and future of 'televised' boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and really all live sports is digital. Further, by putting these events on Facebook we're providing an interactive environment for fight fans to not only view the events, but to connect with each other and provide their own real-time commentary during the bouts. We believe in high-quality, cost-efficient production that can give fans free access to hundreds of global, national and regional live fight nights without breaking the bank of the promoter and also without sacrificing what sports fans have come to expect from their viewing experience - multiple camera angles, graphics, replays and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. We don't want traditional fans, digital customers and cord-cutters to be relegated to trying to watch other spectators' live feeds off their cell phones."
Promoter Joe DeGuardia went on air during the main event. He was visibly impressed and shared his enthusiasm while watching Pennington spring the upset.
"This has been incredible," DeGuardia said. "It is great that fans will now be able to see more fights on a platform with massive reach. This is good for everyone and a perfect way for fighters to expand their fan base. I am pleased to be involved."

@Twitter Recap from Ringside for @StarBoxing's #SlugfestAtTheSun

Courtney Pennington defeats Delvin Rodriguez
Kali Reis overcomes Ashleigh Curry
Daniel Gonzalez blanks Samuel Amoako
and more
Ringside Twitter Recap
From Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT
By Alex Pierpaoli
Ringside Report

As is our tradition here, if we covered a fight live and tweeted details from ringside** we like to post a recap later for any of you anti-social media types. Here is a chronological recounting of our live-tweets from ringside, made slightly more grammatical and a little bit less hashtaggie.
You can follow us on Twitter here

**On this occasion we kept getting a security notice from Google Chrome and were locked out of Twitter for awhile. It came online right around bout number three.

we are ringside from @MoheganSun for @starboxing's #SlugfestAtTheSun tune in here for more updates.

Bout 3, Marcus Beckford,155 lbs, East Meadow, NY, 3-6-3 vs Jose Rivera,154 1/4 lbs, of Hartford, CT, 2-1 (2)  6 rounds.

tentative first between these two fighters. Rivera seemed busier. They are using mats in the corner to absorb excess water. Great idea!!

Rated-R Rivera landed several cracking right hooks in this all-southpaw contest.

these two are being a little extra cautious. They probably don't face southpaws like themselves very often. This is like looking in a mirror

Beckford landed a couple single shots in that third but it was Rivera landing big blasts to the head with both hands at round's end

holy crap!! Beckford looked to be doing a little talking in there & seconds later Rivera crashed a right hook against his jaw & ended this

Ref. Ortega gave him a count but halted things with Beckford on his feet but too groggy to go on.

Rivera wins via TKO Round 4 1:50. Wow. Big shot!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Results from ringside @MoheganSun for #SlugfestAtTheSun

Delvin Rodriguez vs. Courtney Pennington
Results from Ringside
By Alex Pierpaoli
Twitter recap

From the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT...

Bout 1-

Richard Rivera, 177 1/2 lbs, of Hartford, CT, defeated Marco Parente, 179 3/4 lbs, of Toronto, Canada in the first bout of the night. Starting fast, Rivera who goes by the nickname Popeye, charged out of the ring in a style more reminiscent Bluto. Parente met his rugged violence but Rivera asserted himself quickly, finding the range on single power blasts with the right hand to both the ribs and head of Parente. Both fighters looked tired in the third but Rivera continued applying pressure. In the fourth and final frame, Rivera was relentless in pursuing Parente, bringing cheers out of the crowd with every blast he landed. With just 31 seconds to go and Popeye boring in, banging the head and body of a fleeing and increasingly non-violent Parente, referee Danny Schiavone stepped in to halt the action. The winner by TKO at 2:27 of round 4 is Richard "Popeye the Sailor Man" Rivera. 

Richard Rivera improves to 2-0 (2) while Parente backs his way into the pro ranks at 0-1.

Bout 2-

In a duel of debuting pros, Omar Bordoy ,135 3/4 lbs, of Danbury, CT, defeated Jonathon Rojas, 133 1/2 lbs, of Jersey City, NJ, by four round unanimous decision. Bordoy showed superior hand speed and skills to his older but equally untested opponent. Bordoy landed double left hooks and quick overhand rights throughout the fight keeping the tenacious Rojas on the defensive. There was an especially heartfelt embrace and mutual congratulations between the fighters at the final bell. No doubt they both tried hard to win in a spirited contest. The scorecards were 40-36 x 3 all in favor of Omar Bordoy.

Bordoy is now a professional at 1-0 and Rojas is 0-1.

Bout 3-

Jose Rivera,154 1/4 lbs, of Hartford, CT, stopped Marcus Beckford,155 lbs, East Meadow, NY,  in a duel of southpaws. Both fighters were tentative in letting their hands go in round one, gauging the distance on a southpaw foe like themselves. In the second both fighters started landing heavier single shots with Rivera's punches, especially the right hook, finding their mark more frequently. In the fourth, just as Beckford seemed to be talking to his opponent, Rivera fired a bone-crunching right hook to his jaw. Beckford seemed to hang suspended for a beat as the crowd gasped before falling back to the canvas. Referee Mike Ortega gave him the mandatory 8 count and Beckford did pull himself to his feet but Ortega deemed him too hurt to continue. The fight was waved off at 1:50 of round 4.

Jose "Rated R" Rivera improves to 3-1 (3) while Marcus Beckford drops to 3-7-3

Bout 4-

Anthony Laureano, 138 3/4 lbs, of East Hartford, CT, prevailed over Sidney Maccow,140 3/4 lbs, of New York, NY,  4-5 (3) by 6 round unanimous decision. Starting quickly, Sidney Maccow got out in front of a slow-starting Laureano, winning rounds 1 & 2. Halfway through the third round, Laureano seemed to wake up and started throwing big punches, especially to the rib cage of Maccow. Over the next three rounds the geography of the fight changed entirely, with Laureano staying in close and forcing Maccow to banging at a distance that was not to his advantage. In the final round Laureano landed heavily with both hands, thrilling the assembled which had come out in force to support him. When the scorecards were read they were all 58-56 all in favor of Laureano.

Laureano improves his record to 4-0 (2) while Maccow drops to 4-6 (3). 

Bout 5-

Kali Reis, 151 1/4 lbs, of Providence, RI, outpointed Ashleigh Curry, 152 1/2 lbs, of Saint Joseph, MO, over six rounds. Despite the awkwardness of fighting a southpaw, Kali Reis was able to keep Ashleigh Curry on the retreat for much of the contest. Curry was able to exploit her size advantage in close but Reis made adjustments by increasing her shots to Curry's body. In the final round Reis was able to land several heavy jolting shots on Curry which got her clowning a bit in defiance but clowning doesn't score points. Although it was ugly, this observer thought it was Reis who dominated with the more accurate punches even in rounds where there were very few clean punches landed by either fighter to choose from. The judges saw it closer. At the end of six the scorecards read 57-57 from one official, overruled by two cards in favor of Reis at 59-55 and 58-56. 

Kali Reis rose to 11-6-1 (4) with the Majority Decision victory while Ashleigh Curry fell to 7-11-4 (1). 

Bout 6-

Daniel Gonzalez, 145 1/2 lbs, of Woodhaven, NY, won a lopsided unanimous decision over Samuel Amoako,147 lbs, of Accra, Ghana. Gonzalez swarmed Amoako from the start, boxing in and out behind speedy flurries to the head and ribcage of the Ghanaian veteran. Again and again, Gonzalez drove Amoako to the ropes and battered him with quick accurate punches. As the rounds wore on the crowd became frustrated with the monotony of the one-sided bout as Amoako used his defense and elusiveness to keep Gonzalez from breaking him down. Afterwards, Gonzalez said he thought he could have stopped Amoako had the bout been scheduled for 8 rounds instead of 6. No matter. After six the officials were in agreement, all three seeing it 60-54 in favor of Gonzalez.

Danny Gonzalez rose to 14-0-1 (5) while Samuel Amoako dropped to 21-15 (15).

Main Event-

Courtney Pennington, of Brooklyn, NY, 154 1/4 lbs, defeated Delvin Rodriguez,156 1/4 lbs, of Danbury, CT, by lopsided 10 round unanimous decision. Rodriguez was never able to overcome the speedy hands and footwork of Kingpin Pennington despite a consistent effort from the veteran. Pennington blasted Rodriguez with jabs to the mouth and face, swelling his eye and reddening his brow. Rodriguez pursued Pennington relentlessly but he missed often, bedeviled by the always moving and turning Pennington. By the fifth both fighters had swelling around their eyes. Pennington's thickening left eyelid was the result of D-Rod's single right hand blasts that scored occasionally, and on Rodriguez a reddish hematoma grew larger under his right eye from all of the Kingpin's pelting jabs. Rodriguez tried to rally in the final round and a half but Pennington was just too elusive for him and made him miss often. When the bell sounded to end the tenth, Rodriguez held his hands aloft but there was little applause. When the scorecards were read it was unanimous, the officials saw it 98-92 x 2 and 97-93 all in favor of Pennington.

Rodriguez slips to 29-9-4 (16). While Courtney Pennington rises to 11-4-1 (5) and has now won three in a row since his April of twenty-sixteen defeat to Patrick Day. 

Scratched due to medical eval-- Dan Murray, 141 lbs, of Weehawken, NJ vs. Carlos Perez, 137 lbs, of Hartford, CT 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

#SlugfestAtTheSun fighters are weighed-in and ready to fight #Boxing

Star Boxing presents Slugfest At The Sun: 
Delvin Rodriguez vs. Courtney Pennington
from Mohegan Sun Arena

Weigh-in video from Wednesday afternoon outside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT

Delvin Rodriguez 156 1/4 lbs 29-8-4 (16) vs Courtney Pennington 154 1/4 lbs 10-4-1 (5) fight 10 rounds
Kali Reis 151 1/4 lbs 10-6-1 (4) vs Ashleigh Curry 152 1/2 lbs 7-10-4 (1) fight 8 rounds.
Daniel Gonzalez 145 1/2 lbs 13-0-1 (5) vs Samuel Amoako 147 lbs 21-14 (15) fight 8 rounds.
Anthony Laureano 138 3/4 lbs 3-0 (2) vs Sidney Maccow 140 3/4 lbs 4-5 (3) fight 6 rounds.
Marcus Beckford 155 lbs 3-6-3 vs Jose Rivera 154 1/4 lbs 2-1 (2) fight 6 rounds.
Marco Parente 179 3/4 lbs debut vs Richard Rivera 177 1/2 lbs 1-0 (1) box 4 rounds
Dan Murray 141 lbs 1-1 vs Carlos Perez 137 lbs debut in a 4 rounder. 
Omar Bordoy 135 3/4 lbs debut vs Jonathon Rojas 133 1/2 lbs debut in a 4 rounder.

Monday, May 8, 2017

#ShoBox returns to @TurningStone Casino on June 9 #boxing

Undefeated Titans Regis Prograis and Joel Diaz Jr. to Battle for NABF Title on June 9 at Turning Stone Resort Casino during Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend

Junior Welterweights Regis Prograis and Joel Diaz Jr. headline “ShoBox: The New Generation” title fight where only one will walk away with the NABF title and an unblemished record

Oneida Nation Homelands (May 8, 2017) – Turning Stone Resort Casino is again hosting another exciting night of nationally-televised boxing as Showtime’s series "ShoBox: The New Generation" returns to the Turning Stone Event Center on Friday, June 9. Undefeated junior welterweights Regis Prograis (19-0, 16 KOs) and Joel Diaz Jr. (23-0, 19 KOs) will battle for Prograis’ NABF title in the 10-round main event where only one fighter will walk away with the title and his undefeated record intact. The clash of these undefeated titans takes place on the Friday night of International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Canastota, NY, only a few miles away from Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Trained by Bobby Benton out of Houston’s Main Street Gym, Regis Prograis (19-0, 16 KOs) is among ESPN’s “Prospects to Watch.” Three consecutive appearances on “ShoBox: The New Generation” included decisive victories over 11-0-1 Amos Cowart and 14-0-2 Abel Ramos, as well as a crushing first-round stoppage of the experienced Aaron Herrera. Prograis made his New York debut at the Barclays Center on June 26, 2016, stopping Luiz Florez in four rounds to capture the NABF belt. Ranked no. 4 by the WBC, Prograis was sidelined for several months due to an injury suffered at the gym, but returned on February 11 of this year to score a first-round knockout versus Wilfrido Buelvas in defense of his NABF belt.

Joel Diaz Jr. (23-0, 19 KOs) turned pro in 2010 following an outstanding 85-10 amateur career. Diaz headlined ShoBox in May 2014, earning a 10-round unanimous decision over 14-1 Canadian prospect Tyler Asselstine. His successful 2014 campaign continued with a 3rd round knockout against 8-1 Kevin Aguilar and a 4th round knockout with one body shot over veteran Pedro Navarette that December. In 2016, Diaz scored three wins by stoppage versus former WBC Youth titlist Abraham Gomez, Brazilian champion Joaquim Carneiro and 15-1 Mario Beltre.

The June 9th ShoBox card at Turning Stone also includes a middleweight bout between Steve Rolls (15-0, 9 KOs) andDemond “D’Bestatit” Nicholson (17-1-1, 16 KOs). A pro since 2011, Rolls, from Toronto, earned the biggest victory of his career in his ShoBox debut on December 11, 2015,

#SlugfestAtTheSun undercard is loaded! #boxing

MAY 11, 2017 
Tickets on sale today
NEW YORK, May 8, 2017

Former WBO Female Middleweight Champion Kali Reis fights against the very tough Ashleigh Curry (7-10-4, 1KO) in a special 6 round Jr. Middleweight Female match that highlights a sensational undercard to the Delvin Rodriguez - Courtney Pennington fight ThursdayMay 11th, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

Reis won the WBO Title April 16, 2016, defeating Maricela Cornejo in New Zealand but lost it in her first defense as she traveled to Germany to take on Christina Hammer in her last fight on November 5th of last year.  Reis is known for her all action style and always brings a large contingent of fans to her fights.

Curry has fought many of the top females in her division and the tough southpaw has given all of them hard fights.  Curry was stopped in her pro debut, but since then has gone the distance in every fight.  She has battled with the likes of Melissa St. Vil, Melissa Hernandez, and Mary McGee.

Many local standouts will also be appearing on ThursdayMay 11th, including undefeated Jr. Welterweight Danny Gonzalez (13-0-1, 5KO's) Woodhaven, NY who faces the dangerous Bryne Green (7-10-1, 3KO'S) Vineland, NJ in an 8 round bout.
Recent Star Boxing® signee Anthony Laureano (3-0, 2KO'S) Hartford, CT takes on Sidney Maccow (4-5, 3KO'S) New York City, NY in a 6 round Jr. Welterweight fight.
Jose Rivera (2-1, 1KO) Hartford, CT returns to the Sun taking on Marcus Beckford, (3-6-3, 1KO) East Meadow, NY in a 6 round Jr. Middleweight match.
Richie Rivera (1-0, 1KO) Hartford, CT fights Marco Parente making his Pro Debut from Toronto, CN in a 4 round Light Heavyweight fight.
Two Pro Debut fighters meet in a 4 round Lightweight battle as Danbury's Omar Bodoy meets Newark's Jonathan Rojas.
Finally, Hartford's Carlos Perez makes his Pro Debut against Jr. Welterweight Dan Murray (1-1) Lakota Park, NJ in a 4 round Lightweight contest.

The first fight begins at 7:30 p.m. ET! Tickets are available by going to our website at www.StarBoxing.com, the Mohegan Sun Box Office at (888) 226-7711 (press #4), calling Ticketmaster at 1(800) 745-3000, or going to their website at Ticketmaster.com

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