Dominguez -Santiago tonight; USA Boxing National Championships; Summer fights on GFL

WOODHAVEN, NEW YORK (June 24, 2011)—TONIGHT!! a sensational eight bout card will emanate from Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, New York will be promoted by New Legend Boxing in association with Old World Boxing Promotions.

In the main event, rising and undefeated Bantamweight Juan Dominguez will square off with Arturo Santiago in a bout scheduled for eight rounds for the New York State Bantamweight title.

Dominguez of Brooklyn, New York via Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic has perfect mark of 7-0 with five knockouts and the twenty-five year old has taken out his last five opponents within three rounds.

In his last bout, Dominguez stopped undefeated Gabriel Gomez in three rounds at the Cordon Bleu on March 4th.

Arturo Santiago of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico has a record of 7-2-1 with four knockouts,

He went 6-0-1 in his first seven bouts in Puerto Rico. In his last bout, Santiago made a successful American debut by scoring a four round unanimous decision over Kadel Martinez on April 2nd in Jupiter, Florida.

The eight round co-feature will pit popular Eileen Olszewski taking on Melissa McMorrow in a battle for the New York State Flyweight bout.

Olszewski of New York has a record of 7-2-2 and has fought all over the world

She has won two in a row which includes an eight round unanimous decision over Anastasia Toktaulova on December 17th in Miami

McMorrow of San Carlos, California has a record of 4-2-3 has fought good competition.

She held undefeated, Amaris Quintana (1-0 & 2-0-1) to draws in their two encounters.

McMorrow will be making her second consecutive trip to New York as she lost a unanimous decision to Keisher Mcloed-Wells (3-1) on February 9th at BB Kings in Times Square.

In a third New York State title bout, Jonathan Cuba (5-3, 4 KO's) will take on Ariel Duran (7-2, 4 KO's) in an eight round bout for the New York State Lightweight championship.

Cuba of New York is known as a tough hard punching fighter who is willing to take on all comers.

Duran of The Dominican Republic won his first six bouts and now he will be making his American debut as he as previously fought all of his fights in his homeland.

In a six round Welterweight bout, current New York State Welterweight champion, Martin Wright will compete in a non-title bout against Carlos Cisneros

Wright (9-1-2, 4 KO's) of Brooklyn won the New York State championship with an exciting split decision victory over Mike Ruiz on May 19th.

Cisneros of Los Angeles, California has a deceiving record of 9-17-1 with six knockouts.

Popular Welterweight Tommy Rainone (14-4, 4 KO's) of New York will look to make it two in a row when he takes on Norman Allen (6-4, 3 KO’s) in a bout scheduled for six rounds

Edward Valdez (4-8-2, 3 KO's) of New York will take on George Santiago (1-4, 1 KO) of Brooklyn in a battle of rugged New York based Lightweights that will be scheduled for six rounds

Scotty Burrell (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY via London, England will put his undefeated mark on the line when he squares off with Bryan Abraham (3-6-2, 3 KO’s) in a lightweight bout scheduled for four rounds.

Rounding out the card will be Mike Brooks (3-0, 1 KO) of Long Island, NY battling Matteo Acosta (0-2-1) of Puerto Rico

Limited tickets are still available for this fantastic show priced at $60 and $80 each; (VIP Tables - SOLD OUT) and can be purchased by calling New Legend Boxing Gym at 718-487-4474

Cordon Bleu is located at
96-01 Jamaica Avenue
Woodhaven, NY 11421

Thirty-Six Elite Boxers Advance to Final Round Action at the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – 2011 USA Boxing Championships competition rolled into the semifinal round on Thursday with one session at the Colorado Springs Christian School. All of the competitors in 13 Olympic weight classes already had a weight lifted off their shoulders, having earned berths in the U.S. Olympic Trials but that didn’t deter them from chasing a national title.

After three days of upsets, seven reigning national champions made a return trip to championship night. Light flyweight Louie Byrd (Denver, Colo.) is now one win away from his fourth straight national championship. Following a tiebreaker victory in Wednesday’s quarterfinal action, Byrd enjoyed a slightly easier day in Thursday’s semifinals. He took a 17-11 decision to move on to a championship bout with David Carlton (Cincinnati, Ohio) on Saturday night.

Female flyweight national champion Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) will compete for her sixth straight title on Saturday night following her victory over Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.) in their semifinal bout. Esparza avenged her loss from their March battle with a 9-3 victory over Cruz in the third battle between the two. Esparza will take on Tyrieshia Douglas (Baltimore, Md.) on Saturday night in a rematch of the 2010 National Championships finale.

Two straight national champions earned final round bouts in the men’s bantamweight and lightweight divisions. 2010 Bantamweight National Champion Joseph Diaz, Jr. (El Monte, Calif.) won a 27-12 decision over Antonio Nieves (Cleveland, Ohio) in their semifinal contest to clinch his spot in the finals for the second straight year. Diaz will vie for another bantamweight crown on Saturday against Joet Gonzlaez (Glendora, Conn.).

Lightweight titlist Jose Ramirez (Avenal, Calif.) enjoyed similar success in his semifinal contest with Damon Allen (Philadelphia, Pa.). Ramirez claimed a berth in Saturday’s action with a disqualification victory over Allen. Ramirez will attempt to defend his title against 2010 USA Boxing National Championships bronze medalist Toka Kahn-Clary (Providence, R.I.) in the lightweight final.

In women’s lightweight action, four-time titlist Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) got more than she bargained for in her semifinal bout with previously unknown N’yteeyah Sherman (Barberton, Ohio). Sherman, who was competing in her first national tournament, used her height and reach to challenge Underwood. Yet the reigning Queen of the lightweight division pulled out a 23-23 tiebreaker decision on her 116-96 total punch count edge. Underwood will face Tiara Brown (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) in her bid for her fifth straight national championship.

Defending female light welterweight national champion Cashmere Jackson (Cleveland, Ohio) is the sole non-Olympic weight class champion to return to championship night. She moves on following a slim 17-16 win over Kathleen Walsh (Rankankama, N.Y.). Jackson will take on Luvisa Matali (Denver, Colo.) in the finals on Saturday afternoon.

Two-time welterweight national champion Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) was the final reigning champion to punch his ticket for finals night. Spence defeated Willie Jones (Charlotte, N.C.) in their semifinal showdown to keep his bid for the three-peat in tact. Spence’s next challenge will come from Luis Olivares (Glendale, Ariz.) as the two battle in the welterweight final.

Two former female middleweight champions will battle it out for the 2011 crown on Saturday in the finals. Alyssa DeFazio (Peoria, Ariz.) and Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) both claimed semifinal victories on Wednesday. Crews pulled out a 14-13 decision over Tiffanie Ward (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) while DeFazio defeated former light heavyweight champion Tika Hemingway (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

The tiebreaker streak continued in light heavyweight action when 2011 National Golden Gloves middleweight champion Jesse Hart (Philadelphia, Pa.) took on 2008 Olympic Training Partner Sijuola Shabazz (Las Cruces, N.M.). Shabazz came out on the winning end of a tiebreaker in Wednesday’s quarterfinals but it was Hart taking the victory in the semifinals. Hart claimed the win based upon his 66-58 total punch count advantage, which broke a 12-12 tie.

2009 National Champion Jordan Shimell (Hudsonville, Mich.) is making a return to championship night following his 19-7 win over James Shorter (Elkhart, Ind.). He will compete for his second USA Boxing National Championships title in a heavyweight showdown with Andrew Tabiti (Las Vegas, Nev.).

Super heavyweight Laron Mitchell (San Francisco, Calif.) followed up his upset win over Lenroy Thompson (Uniondale, N.Y.) with a 17-14 victory over O’Jayland Brown (Sacramento, Calif.) in the semifinals. Mitchell will aim to continue his winning streak on Saturday night when he battles Jonathan Hamm (St. Paul, Minn.) in the super heavyweight final

Women’s light flyweights Amy Sowers (Bozeman, Mont.) and Marina Ramirez (Las Vegas, Nev.) grabbed the first finals spots with wins in their respective semifinal bouts. Sowers won a 16-10 decision over Elizabeth Rodriguez (Gilroy, Calif.) to advance with Ramirez defeating Lisa Ha (Honolulu, Hawaii), 15-13. In women’s bantamweight action, Amanda Pavone (Burlington, Mass.) both earned semifinal victories and will compete for a national championship on Saturday afternoon. Female featherweight boxers Heather Hardy (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Elizabeth Leddy (Portland, Maine) will face off on Saturday as well following Thursday wins. Amournix Stamp (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Stephanie Taylor (West Hills, Calif.) won the last finals berths and will compete in the welterweight title bout.

The semifinalists who failed to advance will compete in consolation bouts on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Christian School. That will be the last session to take place in the first venue with all of the finals bouts moving to the historic City Auditorium. Women’s non-Olympic bouts will be contested at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public and the 13 Olympic bouts will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The 6 p.m. session will be webcast live at

Semifinal Bout Results

106 lbs/female: Amy Sowers, Bozeman, Mont., dec. Elizabeth Rodriguez, Gilroy, Calif., 16-10

106 lbs/female: Marina Ramirez, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Lisa Ha, Honolulu, Hawaii, 15-13

108 lbs/male: David Carlton, Cincinnati, Ohio, dec. Gregory Outlaw, Glenarden, Md., 16-8

108 lbs/male: Louie Byrd, Denver, Colo., dec. Norberto Torres, Baltimore, Md., 17-11

112 lbs/female: Tyrieshia Douglas, Baltimore, Md., dec. Poula Estrada, Palmdale, Calif., 17-11

112 lbs/female: Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas, dec. Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y., 9-3

114 lbs/male: Oscar Cantu, Kingsville, Texas, won on walkover over, Gabriel Montoya, Cheyenne, Wyo., W/O

114 lbs/male: John Franklin, Fort Carson, Colo., dec. Emilio Sanchez, Pacoima, Calif., 23-22

119 lbs/female: Amanda Pavone, Burlington, Mass., dec. Lindsay Bartels, Omaha, Neb., 29-15

119 lbs/female: Haley Pasion, Waipahu, Hawaii, stopped Nephateria Miller, New Haven, Conn., RSC-3 (1:44)

123 lbs/male: Joseph Diaz Jr., El Monte, Calif., dec. Antonio Nieves, Cleveland, Ohio, 27-12

123 lbs/male: Joet Gonzalez, Glendora, Conn., dec. Luis Feliciano, Milwaukee, Wis., 10-8

125 lbs/female: Heather Hardy, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Emily Dagnan, Jasper, Tenn., 25-9

125 lbs/female: Elizabeth Leddy, Portland, Maine, dec. Lori Argumedo, Commerce, Calif., 24-10

132 lbs/male: Jose Ramirez, Avenal, Calif., won on disqualification over Damon Allen, Philadelphia, Pa., DQ

132 lbs/male: Toka Kahn Clary, Providence, R.I., dec. Kenneth Sims Jr., Chicago, Ill., 23-22

132 lbs/female: Tiara Brown, Lehigh Acres, Fla., dec. Lisa Porter, Northridge, Calif., 13-7

132 lbs/female: Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash., dec. N’yteeyah Sherman, Barberton, Ohio, 23-23 (116-96)

141 lbs/male: Thomas Duquette, Waltham, Mass., won on medical walkover over Gary Allen Russell III, Capitol Heights, Md., Medical W/O

141 lbs/male: Semajay Thomas, Chicago, Ill., wins on disqualification over, Michael Reed, Waldorf, Md.

141 lbs/female: Cashmere Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio, dec. Kathleen Walsh, Rankankama, N.Y., 17-16

141 lbs/female: Luvisa Matali, Denver, Colo., dec. Ariel Beck, Deer Lodge, Mont., 17-11

152 lbs/male: Errol Spence, DeSoto, Texas, dec. Willie Jones, Charlotte, N.C., 21-12

152 lbs/male: Luis Olivares, Glendale, Ariz., dec. Regis Prograis, Houston, Texas, 18-12

152 lbs/female: Amournix Stamp, Milwaukee, Wis., dec. Faith Franco, Duarte, Calif., 7-6

152 lbs/female: Stephanie Taylor, West Hills, Calif., won on walkover over, Diana Wigand, Lexington, Ky., W/O

165 lbs/female: Franchon Crews, Baltimore, Md., dec. Tiffanie Ward, Hacienda Heights, Calif., 14-13

165 lbs/female: Alyssa DeFazio, Peoria, Ariz., dec. Tika Hemingway, Pittsburgh, Pa., 20-14

165 lbs/male: Chris Pearson, Trotwood, Ohio, dec. Antoine Douglas, Burke, Va., 14-7

165 lbs/male: Edgar Alvarado Jr., San Bernadino, Calif., dec. Martez Jackson, Valdosta, Ga., 16-14

178lbs/male: Jesse Hart, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Sijuola Shabazz, Las Cruces, N.M., 12-12 (66-58)

178 lbs/male: Jerry Odom, Bowie, Md., stopped Sean Bettencourt, Stoughton, Mass., RSC-3 (2:44)

201 lbs/male: Andrew Tabiti, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Joseph Williams, Far Rockaway, N.Y., 8-8 (47-39)

201 lbs/male: Jordan Shimmell, Hudsonville, Mich., dec. James Shorter, Elkhart, Ind., 19-7

201+ lbs/male: Laron Mitchell, San Francisco, Calif., dec. O’Jayland Brown, Sacramento, Calif., 17-14

201+ lbs/male: Jonathan Hamm, St. Paul, Minn., dec. Dominic Breazeale, Anaheim, Calif., 10-8

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).


NEW YORK (June 24, 2011)—Starting this week on the world’s number-one website for streaming of Combat Sports, it will be the first of count ‘em SEVEN major boxing events that will feature, title bouts, contenders and the future stars of boxing.

It got underway Wednesday night in Newark, New Jersey as Ossie Duran will take on Latif Mundy for the USBA Regional Middleweight title.


Duran has been in with everybody and Mundy is looking for that signature win. The winner of this bout will get a favorable ranking and will be in line for a big opportunity

That fight will be one of ten fights on the card that will also feature undefeated six undefeated fighter fighters. The show will be able to be purchased on-demand on Thursday June 23rd


On Friday June 24th, there will be two very special broadcasts.

Live from El Paso, Texas, one of the most talked about Heavyweights in the world, David Rodriguez, who sports a gaudy record of 34-0 with thirty-two knockouts faces his biggest challenge to date when takes on former world title challenger Owen “What The Heck” Beck

The co-feature will be an eight round Super Middleweight fight between David Medina (22-2, 10 KO’s) and Juan Astorga (15-6-1, 10 KO’s)


Also on the 24th, New Legend Boxing and Old World Boxing collaborate on a fight card that will take place in Woodhaven, New York and feature undefeated Bantamweight prospect Juan Dominguez (7-0, 5 KO’s) plus two fights for the New York State title as Elieen Olsczewski battles Melissa McMorrow for the ladies Flyweight crown as well as the Lightweight crown between Jonathan Cuba and Ariel Duran.

Fans can also witness the the highly regarded Burrell twins plus New York State Welterweight champion Martin Wright in action.


On Friday night July 1st, It will be an Historical turf war as The Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Plays host to its first boxing event as rising and undefeated Welterweight Ronald Cruz takes on the upset specialist and knockout artist Doel Carrasquillo.

Cruz is one of the hottest prospects on the east coast and he will be fighting in front of the hometown fans for the first time.

The co-feature will be an exciting Lightweight battle between Eilud Torres and Bryne Green plus fans can get a look at undefeated Middleweight prospect Rashad Brown


Punchin at the Paradise returns on Thursday July 7th as Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing very popular series will feature Bryant Pappas (12-0, 12 KO’s) look to retain his perfect knockout record as well as an appearance by undefeated prospect Danny Valle.


On Friday night July 15th, Peltz boxing returns to Ballys in Atlantic City where Jr. Middleweight contender “King” Gabriel Rosado will take on late replacement Allen “The Dream Shatter” Conyers.

Rosado was originally supposed to face Harry Yorgey in what was looking like the most anticipated bout in the Philadelphia / New Jersey area of 2011 but a injury to Yorgey forced him out of the fight and in stepped Conyers.

It was a one year ago when Rosado dropped a hotly contested decision to Philadelphia Derek “Pooh” Ennis in the Philly’

Fans Can also watch the continued progress of undefeated Heavyweight prospect of Bryant “By By” Jennings as he takes on Theron Johnson as well as local favorites in Light Heavyweight Tony Ferrante and Jr. Middleweight Jamaal Davis in separate bouts.


The main event will an anticipated ten round Super Middleweight affair between popular Scott Sigmon (16-2, 8 KO’s) against the undefeated Chris Fitzpatrick (13-0, 5 KO’s).

This is a bout that has taken on a life of its own as Sigmon is looking for a big that will catapult him in the ratings while Fitzpatrick is looking for the same while keeping his perfect mark.

Some exciting fighters on the undercard will be on display such as Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (18-1-1, 10 KO’s) ; Lamarr Russ (7-0, 5 KO’s) and the son of the former Heavyweight champion in Elijah McCall (6-1-1, 6 KO’s) GFL now offers full access to over 5,000 fights for the low monthly price of $9.99 at

Article posted on 24.06.2011

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