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Galarza decisions Garcia; Murray vs. Mitchell on July 9th; Majewski defeats Upshaw

Team Puerto Rico welterweight Kenny "Battlestar" Galarza (15-1, 14 KOs) overcame the tough challenge of fellow Puerto Rican Irving Garcia (17-6-3, 8 KOs) by winning a 10-round split decision last night at Boricua Invasion I at Roseland Ballroom in NYC.

Fighting in the main event, Galarza's hard punching, especially early, was the difference in a good action fight that went back and forth. Garcia came on strong in the later rounds, but time ran out on his comeback. The scores were 96-94, 97-94 Galarza and 96-94 Garcia.

"It was a tough fight," admitted Galarza post-fight. "Garcia is a veteran with a lot of experience and I give him a lot of credit. He fought well."

"Kenny showed a lot of toughness in the face of adversity tonight," said Galarza's co-promoter, Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions. "I think Garcia had a number of veteran tricks up his sleeve tonight and Kenny stayed tough, landed the harder punches and gutted it out. I was happy with his performance against a very difficult opponent."

Galarza had trained for the bout with fellow Team Puerto Rico welterweight Thomas Dulorme. "I'm happy with the decision because I really worked hard for it and I know I earned it."

Tonight's second half of the special tribute to Puerto Rican boxing at the Roseland Ballroom, Boricua Invasion II, will feature three more members of Team Puerto Rico: featherweight Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (12-0, 10 KOs) vs. Dat Nguyen; junior middleweight Jonathan "Mantequilla Gonzalez (12-0, 12 KOs) vs. Richard Gutierrez for the NABA and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino Youth Middleweight Championships; and light welterweight Jorge "Machito" Maysonet Jr. (3-0, 2 KOs); plus a special off-TV appearance by Puerto Rico-born light welterweight Gabriel "Tito" Bracero (15-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn.

The main bouts of Boricua Invasion II will be broadcast live on ShoBox: The New Generation at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Tickets for Boricua Invasion II on Saturday, June 11 are priced at $200, $150, $85, and $55 and are available through Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. On Saturday, doors will open at 7:00 pm and the action starts at 7:30.

For VIP Package tickets to both nights, please call DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577.

The Roseland Ballroom is located at 239 West 52nd Street in New York City.

All bouts are subject to change.

Murray and Mitchell ready for explosive encounter

Get ready for one of the most explosive fights in recent years between John Murray and Kevin Mitchell at the Excel London on Saturday 9th July.

Manchester ace Murray faces his arch-rival Kevin Mitchell for the Vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Intercontinental Lightweight Title with a potential world title fight for the winner.

Unbeaten Murray has amassed the longest unbeaten record in British boxing with 31 wins and 18 knockouts. He has won British and European titles and the only thing in his way of a world title shot is Mitchell.

" Mitchell is standing in the way of my dream of winning the world title and believe me, he is going to get steam-rolled on Saturday 9th July. I've wanted this fight for the last few years and I will smash him to bits on fight night and show you that I'm a world champion in the making." stormed Murray.

London star Mitchell is promising the fight of his life as he puts everything on the line against Murray. The former WBO World Lightweight title challenger is out to reclaim his spot as Britain's number one in the division and he knows what he has to do.

Mitchell said, "Trust me, Murray should forget about world titles because I'm going to knock him out on July 9th. His style is made for me and I'll absolutely destroy him. He will be like a lamb to the slaughter when's he's in the ring with me and I'll show no mercy."

It's set all set to be a dynamite showdown so make sure you get your tickets now!

An action packed card also features the best in British talent including:

Norwich's former Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Sam Sexton, Hatfield middleweight Billy Joe Saunders, Dublin welterweight Dean Byrne, Penge Welterweight Bradley Skeete, Oldham welterweight Ronnie Heffron, Canning Town superfeatherweight Billy Morgan and welterweight Freddie Turner, Big Brother reality TV Star J.J Bird from Shepherds Bush and the pro-debut of Eddie Hussein from West Ham.

Tickets for North 'n South are available now from Ticketmaster on 0844 844 0444 or ticketmaster.co.uk

ONLINE FROM FRANK WARREN

Majewski Wins NABO Middleweight Title with Shutout Victory Over Marcus Upshaw

Southaven, Mississippi (June 11, 2011) - Patrick "The Machine" Majewski earned the vacant NABO middleweight title with a dominant unanimous decision win over Marcus Upshaw Saturday night at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

The scores were 100-89 twice and 100-88, with every round going to Majewski, who is promoted by Global Boxing.

Majewski, now 17-0 (11 KO), scored knockdowns in the fifth and six rounds and controlled the pace throughout with his superior technique and stamina. Upshaw now falls to 13-6-1 (6 KO).

"I feel great, but it still hasn't set in yet," said Majewski, 31, who is a native of Radom, Poland now living in Atlantic City, NJ. "Upshaw was a very tough opponent, but I was more than ready for this one. I got clocked a few times, but I kept my composure and made sure to hit him back stronger every time.

"I have a great team with me. It wasn't just me who won the title, it was everyone. We all win and lose together."

With the win, Majewski opens the door to big fights in a middleweight division full of big names and exciting matchups.

For more information on Patrick Majewski and Global Boxing, visit www.globalboxing.com .

Article posted on 12.06.2011



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