Friday, September 29, 2017

Josh Crespo prepares for Nate Green #boxing

Josh Crespo hits the speed bag at Ring One Boxing
Josh Crespo in training camp at Ring One Boxing in New Haven, CT 

KOFantasyBoxing visited Ring One Boxing on Congress Ave in New Haven, CT, to catch up with featherweight Josh Crespo as he prepares for his 8 round rematch with Nate Green on Thursday, October 5th at Mohegan Sun. Crespo lost a four round unanimous decision to Nate Green in his second pro fight, it was Green's pro debut, and Crespo hopes to avenge the loss next week. Crespo and Green are intra-city rivals, with Green boxing out of Boxing In Faith Gym in the Fairhaven section of the city and Crespo out of Ring One in New Haven's Hill section.

Tickets are available at the Mohegan Sun box office or through

KOFantasyBoxing boss Alex Pierpaoli spoke to Josh Crespo on Thursday, September 28th...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nate Green prepares for Josh Crespo #Boxing

In training, Nate Green eyes the middle of Elvis Figueroa 
Nate "The Great Won" Green in training camp at Boxing In Faith Gym of New Haven, CT

KOFantasyBoxing visited BIF Gym on Grand Ave in New Haven to catch-up with Nate Green as he prepares for an 8 round rematch with intra-city rival Josh Crespo. Crespo trains out of Ring One Boxing on Congress Ave, also in the Elm City. Green and Crespo met back on November 5th, twenty-eleven, Green's professional debut and Crespo's second fight. Green won a four round unanimous decision 6 years ago and hopes to repeat on Thursday night, October 5 at Mohegan Sun. Tickets are available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office or through
Green's last fight was an 8 round UD victory over Emanuel Rivera in Puerto Rico.

KOFantasyBoxing boss Alex Pierpaoli spoke to Green on Saturday the 23rd of September...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#BFTP Luis Manuel Rodriguez

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

photos from #BroadwayBoxing by @educate777sean

DiBella Entertainment presents
Broadway Boxing from Foxwoods' Fox Theater
Kennedy bests Santos,
Vincent tops Gladney,
Khytrov scores virtual shutout over Findley
and more
photos by Sean Laydon

Heavyweight Niall Kennedy snakes a right through the guard of Alexis Santos

Sugar Ray Moylette before the opening bell vs. Donte Bryant
Donte Bryant mashes the nose of Moylette with a jab

Moylette was in trouble early versus Bryant, but rallied

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin weigh-in
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Friday, September 15, 2017

#BroadwayBoxing results from Ringside

Niall Kennedy wins New England Hvywt Title
Kennedy prevails versus Santos,
Vincent tops Gladney,
Khytrov rebounds versus Findley,
Results from Ringside for Broadway Boxing at the Fox Theater
On Friday night at Foxwoods Fox Theater, DiBella Entertainment put on a seven bout boxing card featuring action in six different weight classes. The assembled enjoyed spirited action from regional stars and rising talent but the card was not without some controversy, especially in the Main Event, which is not always a bad thing in the fight game. Here's a recap:

Bout 1, Raymond Moylette, 139lbs, of Islandeady, Ireland got up from a second round knockdown to defeat Donte Bryant, 138lbs, of Kalamazoo, MI by 6 round split decision. After a cautious first round, Donte Bryant started the second in explosive fashion, cracking Moylette with an overhand right and dropping him in the first few seconds of the round. Moylette rose to his feet and was battered, especially to the body, for the rest of three minutes. But in the third Moylette seemed to come to life, blasting Bryant repeatedly with a hard left hook and doing some good body work of his own. As the rounds wore on both men had their moments in exchanges but Moylette owned the second half of the fight. In the sixth round Moylette
Moylette feeds Bryant an uppercut
caught Bryant with a short right hand that sent him reeling and for the final minute of the fight Moylette hammered away at Bryant. When the scorecards are announced, judge Richard Flaherty has it 58-56 in favor of Donte Bryant but was overruled by two scores of 57-55 in favor of Moylette.

In victory Moylette improves to 6-0 (2) while Bryant drops to 1-3-1 (1).

Bout 2, Nicholas DeQuattro, 140lbs, of Johnston, RI made a successful pro debut over Timothy Wheeler, 143lbs, of New York, NY, stopping him at 2:28 of rd 1. Wheeler charged out of his corner, crowding DeQuattro who met his aggression with his own. Both men got tangled up and wrestled a bit, earning a stern warning from referee Danny Schiavone. DeQuattro drove Wheeler back into his own corner and cracked him with a looping right hand, putting him on the deck. Wheeler rose from the knockdown and the fight
Nick DeQuattro wins his pro debut by 1st rd stoppage
continued but DeQuattro smelled blood and went right to work. Wheeler retreated towards a neutral corner and DeQuattro came after him, slamming with a right left that sent him to the canvas for a second time where Danny Schiavone counted him out.

DeQuattro is now a professional fighter at 1-0 (1) while Wheeler falls to 0-2.

Bout 3, Adrian Sosa, 139lbs, of Lawrence, MA stopped Francisco Medel, 140lbs, of Douglas, AZ, at :30 of round number 3. Switching back and forth from orthodox to the southpaw stance, Adrian Sosa blasted away at the outgunned but bold Medel from the opening bell. Sosa boxed aggressively throughout, pouring on the pressure and hammering Medel to head and body. Sosa scored a knockdown in each round and after the third Referee Al Lo Bianco had seen enough and stopped the bout at :30 of round 3.
Sosa sinks a right into the middle of Medel

Sosa remains unbeaten, now 5-0 (4) while Medel falls to 11-10 (7).

Bout 4, Ievgen "The Lion" Khytrov, 164lbs, of Brooklyn, NY defeated Derrick Findley, 166lbs, of Gary, Indiana, by eight round unanimous decision. Returning to the ring for the first time since a January TKO defeat to Immanuwell Aleem, Ievgen Khytrov got right to work applying pressure to Findley in round one and never let up. Khytrov was able to stun Findley early in the first with a short right hand but was never able to get him in danger of going down. Findley, a veteran whose faced a veritable who's-who at 160 and 168, was competitive and durable but was never able to keep Khytrov off or
Khytrov slams Findley with a right
blunt his offense in any way. In the final round Khytrov drove Findley back along the ropes and punished him with combinations.

At the end of 8, the officials scored it 80-72 x 2, 79-73, all in favor of Ievgen Khytrov who moves to 15-1 (12) while Derrik Findley drops to 27-22-1 (18).

Bout 5, Mykquan Williams, 142lbs, of East Hartford, CT, defeated rugged journeyman Evincii Dixon, 144lbs, of Lancaster, PA. Williams dominated Dixon with speedy combinations and in-and-out pressure. Dixon remained on the defensive and hoping for opportunities to counter that never came. Williams varied offense and consistent punch output tonight show he continues improving each time through the ropes.

After 6 rounds all three judges saw it 60-54 in favo
Williams (r) defeats Dixon by UD
r of Mykquan Williams who improves to 8-0 (4). Evincii Dixon falls to 7-20-2 (2).

Bout 6, Shelly Vincent, 128lbs, of Providence, RI, defeated Angel Gladney, 129lbs, of Columbia, SC by 8 round unanimous decision. Shelly Vincent started slowly in her second encounter with Angel Gladney, Vincent won the 8 rounder by UD in May of twenty-thirteen. In the first Vincent complained as Gladney stepped on her front foot several times. By round three Vincent was warmed up and the punches in bunches she brings to each fight were on display. At age thirty-eight, Vincent is in the twilight of her career, but tonight the double left hook and the rib-busting shots to the mid-section that made her famous got the job done in dominant fashion. In the final round Gladney gave as good as she got, firing back furiously despite being outgunned. The crowd was on there feet at the final bell. After 8, the scores were 80-71, 80-72 x 2. Shelly Vincent raises her record to 20-1 (1) while Angel Gladney's drops to 9-13-1 (6).

Afterwards, promoter Lou DiBella praised the Vincent he saw tonight. "That's the best I've ever seen her."

Shelly Vincent before the opening bell
Bout 7, Niall Kennedy, 224lbs, of Gorey, Ireland defeated Alexis Santos, 221lbs, of Lawrence, MA by split decision in an exciting heavyweight main event. Santos got off to a strong start but Kennedy used clever boxing, good body punching and his husky frame to wear Santos down. The bout was not without controversy as Santos was warned repeatedly for low blows that seemed to be hitting Kennedy in legal territory along the belt line of his green and white trunks. With referee AJ Lo Bianco watching Santos for an infraction, he found one in the ninth that also seemed questionable and took a point from Santos. In the final round it appeared Santos deserved credit for a knockdown when he nailed Kennedy and sent him back into the ropes which kept his sagging frame from going down. When the scores were read they're 96-93 for Santos, overruled by two of the same scores the other way, 96-93 x 2 for Niall Kennedy. Mathematically, even had Santos been given credit for a knockdown in the final round, he was still to far behind to land a draw.

Kennedy improves to 9-0 (5) while Alexis Santos drops to 18-2 (15).

Kennedy blasts Santos with an overhand right

@DiBellaEnt returns to Foxwoods 2nite! #Boxing

Broadway Boxing from the Off-Off Broadway spot of Uncasville, CT

Take a look at tonight's Bout sheet for DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing coming to you LIV tonight from the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.

We'll be ringside at Foxwoods and will be live tweeting @KOFantasyBoxing

Tickets for tonight's Broadway Boxing event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Murphys Boxing and presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House, are priced at $125, $75 and $45. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 800-200-2882, or visiting the Foxwoods box office. Doors open at 7:00pm, with the first fight scheduled for 7:30pm

RED CORNER                                                  BLUE CORNER
Alexis Santos                       vs.                        Niall Kennedy    
Lawrence, MA                                                 Gorey, Ireland     
18-1, 15 KO's                                                   8-0, 5 KO's
221 bs.                                                             224 lbs.

Shelly Vincent                     vs.                       Angel Gladney    
Providence, RI                                                Columbia, SC 
19-1, 1 KO                                                      9-12-1, 6 KO's
128 lbs                                                            129 lbs.
Mykquan Williams                vs.                    Evincii Dixon     
East Hartford, CT                                          Lancaster, PA
7-0, 4 KO's                                                    7-19-2, 2 KO's
142 lbs.                                                          144 lbs.

Ievgen Khytrov                  vs.                        Derrick Findley
Brooklyn, NY                                                 Gary, IN     
14-1, 12 KO's                                                 27-21-1, 18 KO's
164 lbs.                                                           166 lbs.

Adrian Sosa                       vs.                      Francisco Medel  
Lawrence, MA                                            Douglas, AZ   
4-0, 3 KO's                                                  11-9, 7 KO's
139 lbs.                                                       140 lbs.

Nicholas DeQuattro          vs.                 Timothy Wheeler    
Johnston, RI                                            New York, NY 
Pro Debut                                                Pro Debut 
140 lbs.                                                    143 lbs.
Raymond Moylette                vs.          Donte Bryant  
Islandeady, Ireland                               Kalamazoo, MI
5-0, 2 KO's                                           1-2-1, 1 KO
139 lbs.                                                 138 lbs.

Hurshidbek Normatov               vs.        Fabian Lyimo 
Brooklyn, NY                                        Silver Spring, MD      
3-0, 1 KO                                               5-7-2, 1 KO  
155 lbs.                                                  152 lbs                         

 All Bouts Subject to Change

Boxing fans can watch the entire card streamed live on FightNight Live on Facebook at this link starting at 7:30 PM ET:  

@JimmyQSWilliams returns tomorrow night #CaneloGGG

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

#BFTP Winky Wright

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

@DiBellaEnt #BroadwayBoxing returns 9/15

DiBella's Broadway Boxing returns to Foxwoods
By Alex Pierpaoli

Next Friday night DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing series returns to Foxwoods Resort and Casino with a seven bout card featuring plenty of regional prospects at the Fox Theater. In the main event Lawrence, MA, heavyweight Alexis Santos faces unbeaten Naill Kennedy of Ireland.

Once beaten middleweight Ievgen Khytrov faces journeyman Derrik Findley and hopes to rebound after his first loss, a January TKO defeat to Immanuel Aleem.

Shelly Vincent looks for a tune-up victory in her second encounter with veteran Angel Gladney. The Providence favorite scored a win over Gladney in May of twenty-thirteen at Twin River Event Center. This will be Shelly Vincent's first time through the ropes in twenty-seventeen and her first bout in 9 months. Vincent still hopes for a shot at redemption in a rematch with New York rival Heather Hardy.

Hartford's own Mykquan Williams returns to action in front of his CT fans with his third time through the ropes this year, this time versus 4-2-1 (2) Andrew Rodgers of Elkhart, Indiana.

Also, super lightweight Nicky DeQuattro of Rhode Island makes his pro-debut versus 0-1 Kevin De Freitas of Somerville, MA.

Friday 15, September 2017

heavyweight Alexis Santos vs. Niall Kennedy 10 rounds
cruiserweight Joseph Williams vs. TBA  10 rounds
middleweight Ievgen Khytrov vs. Derrick Findley   8 rounds
super featherweight Shelly Vincent vs. Angel Gladney  8 x 2 minute rounds
welterweight Mykquan Williams vs. Andrew Rodgers   6 rounds
super lightweight Nicky DeQuattro debut vs. Kevin De Freitas 4 rounds

super welterweight Hurshidbek Normatov vs. TBA       4 rounds

@JimmyQSWilliams returns on Sept 16 @TwinRiverCasino

Jimmy Williams returns 9/16  photo by Sean Laydon
Williams steps up to face hard-hitting Rodriguez in latest WBC title defense Sept. 16th at Twin River Casino

The summer of 2017 has been a wild, tumultuous ride for Jimmy Williams with one more unexpected stop on the road to stardom.

Less than three weeks after defeating Issouf Kinda in the first defense of his World Boxing Council U.S. National Boxing Council (WBC USNBC) welterweight title, the reigning 147-pound champion from New Haven, Conn., returns to the ring Saturday, Sept. 16th, 2017to defend the strap against Union City, N.J., vet Juan Rodriguez Jr. (13-4, 5 KOs) at Twin River Casino, a surprise addition to a stacked, 12-fight lineup presented by CES Boxing.

Rodriguez's original opponent, Khiary Gray of Worcester, Mass., sustained an injury during training camp, so now the "The Beast" gets his crack at the prestigious WBC U.S. championship in a 10-round welterweight showcase against the unbeaten Williams (14-0-1, 6 KOs), who has won 10 consecutive bouts dating back to 2013.

The entire 12-fight card airs live on Facebook via FIGHTNIGHT LIVE. CES Boxing debuted on the fan-friendly streaming platform Aug. 26th in Connecticut and set a Facebook record with 201,935 views, more than tripling the previous high of 63,000.

Tickets are priced at $47.00, $102.00, $127.00 (VIP) and $152.00 (VIP) and can be purchased online at, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or at the Twin River Casino Players Club. All fights and fighters are subject to change.