News: Hank Lundy; Broadway Boxing; Spartan Fight Promotions; More
PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2010)—World ranked (WBO #7); and once beaten Lightweight, “Hammerin” Hank Lundy is now a promotional Free Agent after leaving Jimmy Burchfield CES Boxing. Lundy, 18-1-1 with ten knockouts has become a fan favorite because of his action style and many television appearances on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights, will be looking to get back in the win column after his first professional setback which took place on July 9th after getting stopped by Johnny Molina in a bout that Lundy was dominating..
Article posted on 28.07.2010
“Certain obligations were not met in his contract”, said Lundy’s manager, Ivan Cohen.
“We believe that Hank is still one of the best Lightweights in the world and we will be looking for another promoter who we believe will advance his career to world championship status.”
General Admission Tickets Just Released for Tonight’s Broadway Boxing at the BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square - Watch Top 10 Super Featherweight Argenis Mendez Battle Hard-Nosed Brooklyn Native Shamir Reyes
(July 28, 2010 – New York, NY) New York City’s longest running and most successful boxing series, Broadway Boxing, returns tonight, July 28, to the most intimate venue for boxing in the country, the BB King Blues Club in Times Square. In the main event, Argenis Mendez, who in his last fight won the USBA super featherweight title, returns to the ring in a non-title scrap vs. popular Broolynite Shamir Reyes.
Just in time for tonight’s show, DiBella Entertainment has released a limited number of General Admission tickets at $55 which will be available for purchase at the door.
“In recent years, I can’t remember a response to one of our Broadway Boxing like the one we have received for this show,” said promoter Lou DiBella. “It is important for me to bring affordable boxing to New York City, and as such, it was important to release extra tickets at this price for fans to buy at the door. This show is a guaranteed sellout, so get there early and come enjoy a great night at the fights.”
The newly released tickets will only be available at the box office, which opens at 6:30pm. First bout is at 7:15. Advanced assigned seating at $75, along with select tables for groups of 5 are available to this otherwise sold-out show by contacting DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577.
Those scheduled to see action on the undercard include several of the most popular and exciting pugilists that the New York fight scene has to offer. All undefeated prospects and from New York, welterweight Gabriel Bracero, light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr., and middleweight Willie Monroe, Jr. are scheduled to see action.
THE NEWLY FORMED SPARTAN FIGHT PROMOTIONS IS FOCUSED ON BRINGING BOXING BACK TO ATLANTIC CITY, AS IT ONCE USED TO BE
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 27, 2010) – With G&P Fitness and Boxing Center officially opened, President and CEO Mike Brestle is continuing his quest to make a difference in the community of Atlantic City as well as the boxing and fitness industries. With a brand new state of the art boxing and training facility, located squarely in the heart of Atlantic City, Brestle is ready to launch Spartan Fight Promotions. Spartan Fight Promotions’ goal is to be Atlantic City’s premier sports and entertainment promotional company. “Our main focus and vision is to bring the sport of boxing BACK to Atlantic City, just as it was not too long ago during the times of Iron Mike Tyson and Arturo Gatti,” says Brestle.
Spartan Fight Promotions mission is to provide their fans with an exciting, competitive and entertaining evening of world class boxing action. What makes Spartan Fight Promotions unique is their willingness to work with any and all promoters, managers and fighters in the sport to help achieve their vision of making the best and most entertaining fights for the fans on a consistent basis. As Spartan Fight Promotions continues to grow and build their brand, their focus will remain to present fan friendly fight cards, while building and sustaining long lasting relationships that are based on trust, loyalty and mutual respect. This vision is the key to the success of Spartan Fight Promotions and their ability to represent the sport’s top talent on a local, national and international level.
The Spartan Fight Promotion team will be comprised by some of the sport’s brightest and freshest talent. Jim Kurtz is the President of Boxing Operations at Spartan Fight Promotions and will handle many of the day to day responsibilities. Kurtz is well versed in many areas of the sport and he is highly respected by his peers within the sport. He is one of the sport’s youngest and most well respected managers and advisors. He has vast promotional experience and he has even handled matchmaking responsibilities. Working along with Kurtz will be former Main Events matchmaker, Brian Little. Little has established an impeccable reputation within the boxing community. With over the fifteen years of experience and having worked hand in hand with some of the sports most respected talent, Brian brings a wealth of knowledge to Spartan Fight Promotions. Brian has experience handling everything from matchmaking, arranging boxer travel, public relations and site coordination.
“Kurtz and Little will coordinate the day-to-day and event operations for Spartan Fight Promotions,” according to Brestle. “Their extensive experience, combined with the rest of our dedicated staff, will help lead Spartan Fight Promotions towards achieving our goal, to ‘bring boxing back to Atlantic City’ while establishing a reputation throughout the boxing world for staging world class boxing events. Kurtz and Little will be key components to achieve our goal of signing, developing, and mentoring talented boxing professionals and helping them achieve their dreams of becoming World Champions!”
The Spartan Fight Promotions plan is to promote 6-8 boxing shows per year while establishing a well defined presence in New Jersey and the Atlantic City region in particular. To reach these lofty goals, Spartan Fight Promotions is committed to dealing with any promoter, manager and fighters in the sport to make the most competitive and entertaining fights for the fans. With each and every Spartan Fight Promotions experience boxing fans will be able to see and feel the Spartan Fight Promotions difference.
Brestle concluded, “We look forward to seeing everyone at the fights. I am sure the attendees will become loyal fans of Spartan Fight Promotions and they will continue to be a part of our future. Spartan Fight Promotions strives to be the best in all that we do and we look forward to providing our fans with events that they will remember!”
ALL PHILLY WAR THIS FRIDAY THIS FRIDAY NIGHT FOR USBA JR. MIDDLEWEIGHT CROWN ON GFL
Derek “Pooh” Ennis to defend crown against “King” Gabriel Rosado in Philly Showdown
PHILADELPHIA / NEW YORK (July 27, 2010)—This Friday night one of the most anticipated fights from the boxing hotbed of Philadelphia in nearly a decade will take place at the Arena as Derek “Pooh” Ennis will defend his USBA title and world ranking against “King” Gabriel Rosado in an important Jr. Middleweight bout that can be seen exclusively on www.gofightlive.tv
That bout plus a seven bout undercard is promoted by Peltz Boxing and begins at 7:30pm for just $9.99 by clicking :
Ennis of Philadelphia has a record of 21-2-1 with thirteen knockouts won the USBA Jr. Middleweight title with an exciting unanimous decision over Eromesele Albert on October 16th in a bout that was named the IBF/USBA Fight of the year in 2009 and was also broadcasted LIVE on www.gofightlive.tv
This will be his first title defense after two non-title bouts against Edwin Vazquez and Jose Gonzalez, which was also broadcasted on www.gofightlive.tv
Rosado has faced top competition while compiling a record of 14-4-1 with eight knockouts and is coming off a terrific win over Saul Roman (32-5) on February 27th in Atlantic City.
Rosado, twenty-four years old of Philadelphia, scored a major upset on June 4th, 2008 when he scored an eight round unanimous decision over then undefeated prospect James Moore (15-0).
He then lost to major Middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (12-0) in a bout where Rosado had Guerrero on the canvas.
Two fights later, Rosado defeated former IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Kassim Ouma which was followed by disappointing second round stoppage defeat to interim WBO Middleweight champion Alfredo Angulo.
Rosado has won two in a row, which includes his last bout with Roman.
A packed seven bout undercard that will feature some of the best prospects in the Northeast
6 Rounds-- Super Middleweights,F arah Ennis (14-0, 8 KOs) vs. Demetrius Davis (20-23-5, 8 KOs)
6 Rounds-- Super Featherweights, Anthony Flores (8-1-1, 5 KOs) vs Gustavo Dailey (4-8, 1 KO)
6 Rounds-- Super Middleweights, Dennis Hasson (9-0, 3 KOs) vs. Alberto Merceds (14-15-1, 10 KOs)
6 Rounds-- Light Heavyweights, Andre Hemphill (8-16-2, 5 KOs) vs. Anthony Piettrantonio (6-5, 5 KOs)
6 Rounds-- Cruiserweights, Garrett Wilson (7-5, 2 KOs) vs. Reshawn Scott (2-4)
4 Rounds-- Heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Bernell Stewart (1-1)
4 Rounds-- Lightweights, Sidell Blocker (0-2) vs. Angel Ocasio (2-0)
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