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Shumenov chosen by fans as boxer with most character; Global Boxing To Launch New Boxing Series

New York (August 8, 2011) – World champion Beibut Shumenov stood his ground in front of contender Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago and defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight title by defeating the New York native by technical knockout in the ninth round of the main event of the July 29 broadcast of “Sólo Boxeo Tecate.” Shumenov also made an impression on the judges at home, receiving 58% of all votes cast by boxing aficionados via text message and on Univision.com, earning him the boxer with the most carácter title for the week and putting him in second place in the “Cinturón Tecate” competition for this quarter.

“Cinturón Tecate” (Tecate Belt) is an award created to support the boxers who display the most carácter in the ring during the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” broadcast each Friday night on TeleFutura. Tecate recognizes that viewers at home are the best judges and allows them to vote for their favorite boxer of the night by sending a text message to 55333 or visiting Univision.com, Uniclave: Solo Boxeo Tecate. To thank participating fans, each text submitted gives them the opportunity to win boxing memorabilia, such as T-shirts, autographed pictures and even tickets to future “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fights.

As contenders in the competition, the boxers who receive the highest percentage of votes from July through September will have the opportunity to win the “Cinturón Tecate” belt and appear on Univision’s premier sports show “República Deportiva.” Current rankings are:

Ranking Boxer % of Votes Date of Fight

1 Jessie Vargas 87% July 8

2 Beibut Shumenov 58% July 29

3 Jayson Velez 56% July 15

4 Jose Silveira 52% July 22

This week’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” will broadcast a Classic Studio Show featuring WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana in his March 2010 fight against Victor Cayo and current WBA and WBO Interim Lightweight World Champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero facing former Olympic medalist Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor in their July 2010 bout.

To be part of the action tune in on Friday, August 5, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (10:30 p.m. CT) on TeleFutura.

TERRIFIC CARD FEATURING PHILLY’S FINEST FIGHTERS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HARRAHS IN CHESTER, PA

CHESTER, PA (August 9, 2011)—This Friday night a fantastic night of action is set to take place at Harrahs in Chester, PA.

The card dubbed ROUND 4 will be promoted by Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman.

In the main event, popular lightweight Victor Vasquez will take on Angel Rios in a eight round bout.

The co-feature will pit Tony Ferrante of Philadelphia battling William Prieto in a six round Light Heavyweight affair.

Vasquez of Philadelphia has built up one of the biggest fan bases in Philadelphia due to his exciting style which always has him in the fight of the night whenever he steps into the ring.

Vasquez twenty-eight years old has a record of 13-5-1 with seven knockouts and has been in some memorable fights in his young career.

In his last bout, Vasquez was impressive in disposing of Gustavo Dailey (4-11) in round four to headline ROUND 3 at Harrahs in Chester on June 3rd.

Vasquez waged a terrific back and forth war with Osnel Charles before dropping a six round majority decision as part as ROUND 1 at Harrahs in Chester.

He holds victories over undefeated Thomas McCuiston (1-0); Tyric Robinson (9-4-1) as well as an exciting six round split decision over Bryne Green (5-3) on October 8th in Philadelphia.

Rios of Bronx, New York has a record of 9-5 with six knockouts and has been in with top competition.

He won eight of his first nine bouts and has faced future world champions Nate Campbell and Mike Anchondo.

Rios came back after an eight year hiatus and dropped a six round decision to Stephen Owusu on July 7th in Bronx, NY.

Ferrante, 27 years old, has a record of 11-2 with six knockouts, won his first nine bouts which included wins over Anthony Pietrantonio (6-1) and he won the WBF United States title with a eight round majority decision over Billy Bailey.

Ferrante lost that title when he dropped a ten round unanimous decision to Chuck Mussachio (15-1-2).

Ferrante will be looking to make it three in a row after disposing of Joe Park as part of ROUND 3 at Harrahs in Chester in the fourth round on June 3rd.

In his last bout, Ferrante stopped grizzled veteran Andre Hemphill in seven rounds on July 15th.

Prieto has a record of 5-5-1 with two knockouts which is impressive considering the top opposition he has fought.

He has been in the ring with six undefeated fights plus other fighters with gaudy records.

He holds wins over then undefeated Jesse Blount (2-0); Nate Adams (2-0) and Eric Jarvis (2-0).

He has also been in the ring with world ranked Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (5-0); Durrell Richardson (8-0); Issac Rodrigues (9-0).

He is looking to get back in the win column after dropping his last two to Aaron Pryor Jr. (11-1) and his last bout to Harry Coyle (13-2) on April 9th.

Angel Ocasio will see action in his first scheduled six round bout as he battles Rasool Shakoor in Lightweight affair.

Ocasio of Philadelphia has a perfect mark of 5-0 with one knockout and is coming off a four round unanimous decision over Randolph Scott on June 3rd as part of ROUND 3 at Harrahs in Chester.

Shakoor of Jackson, Michigan has a record of 3-8-1 with one knockout but has faced even undefeated fighters.

Those fighters include Dat Nguyan (3-0); Angelo Santana (1-0); Carlos Zambrano (2-0); Guillermo Sanchez (5-0); Omar Pena (1-0-1) and Jesse Carradine (4-0).

Shakoor holds a win over than undefeated and Roy Jones promoted Kieyon Bussey (6-0).

In his last bout, Shakoor was stopped in one by Eric Nemo (8-1-1) on July 31st, 2010.

Former world amateur champion Joey Dawejko will look to stay perfect when he battled Keon Graham in a Heavyweight bout scheduled for four rounds.

Dawejko of Philadelphia has a record of 4-0 with one knockout.

In his last bout, Dawejko was a part of the historic Harrahs fight night ROUND 1 when he scored a four round unanimous decision over Taffo Asongwed on January 22nd.

Dawejko just hooked up with trainer Danny Davis and this will be the first bout that two will be working together.

Graham has a record of 2-6 and is coming in from Akron, Ohio.

Like Shakoor, Graham is now stranger to fighting undefeated opponents as Dawejko will be the fourth such unblemished foe.

He has lost to the likes of Brian Clookey (1-0); Magomed Abdulsalamov (7-0); and Keith Barr (5-0).

In his last bout, Graham was stopped in two by Felix Abner on May 18th

Rounding out the card will be popular Lightweight Joey Tiberi.

Tiberi of Newark, Delaware has a record of 5-1 with four knockouts and has appeared at the previous three fight nights at Harrahs.

He has won three in a row which includes a first round stoppage over Nicholas Morris on June 25th.

Tiberi’s opponent will be named shortly.

Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $60 (Ringside) and $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Chester Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David Feldman (610-291-0806); 800-480-8020 or on www.webtix.net

Global Boxing To Launch New Boxing Series in North Bergen, NJ

North Bergen, NJ (August 9, 2011) - Global Boxing is proud to announce the launch of their new boxing promotion series entitled Global Boxing Series, a string of four events to take place at Global Boxing Arena in North Bergen, NJ.

The first four events are scheduled for September 24, October 15, November 11 and December 10. Each show will start at 5PM.

"The Global Boxing Series will give emerging local talent the opportunity to shine and make a name for themselves just like in the old-time club shows of the '40s and '50s," said Global Boxing CEO Mariusz Kolodziej.

The first event will be headlined by undefeated junior lightweight prospect Kamil Laszczyk (3-0, 3 KO) of North Bergen, NJ by way of Wroclaw, Poland.

The shows will take place at the Global Boxing Gym location, which will be converted to a fight venue for the day to seat a capacity of 500.

Global Boxing can be reached via NJ Transit bus lines 83 and 127, and is in walking distance from the Hudson-Bergen light rail station on Tonnelle Avenue.

Bouts will be announced soon.

Article posted on 10.08.2011



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