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Price never received offer to fight Fury

FRANK MALONEY has insisted that NO offer was made for David Price to challenge British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The promoter was amazed to read Fury’s comment that Price’s camp had turned down an offer to face him in Belfast this weekend.

Maloney said: “I never received any offer in writing or verbally from Tyson’s promoter for David to face him on Saturday night.
“I saw Tyson quoted saying David had said ‘no’ to the Belfast fight, but that is rubbish. Nobody has been in touch.
“I can only imagine that Tyson’s promoter was dreaming he made the offer and got a little confused.”

Olympic bronze medallist Price (11-0) who defeated Fury when they were amateurs is still on a collision course to face him early next year.
The scouser boxes John McDermott (26-7) in a final eliminator for Fury’s British crown at Liverpool Olympia on Saturday November 19 which will be televised live on Sky Sports.
Maloney added: “In fairness I would have turned the offer down if it did exist unless it was a staggering amount.

“If David comes through Big John I want to promote the fight against Fury myself as it will become a level playing field and go to purse bids.
“I know what it is worth and if David is still unbeaten after November 19 I will be bidding big to stage it in Liverpool.”
The full undercard for the Liverpool card on November 19 will be announced over the next two weeks, but tickets are now on sale.
They will be available priced at £35 and £75 (Ringside) from www.frankmaloney.com and 0871 226 1508 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0871 226 1508 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Youngest USA Female Promoter Debuts Sept. 30 In Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA—Battle-tested welterweight prospect Ray Robinson fights at home for just the second time in his career when he faces Manuel Guzman of Lancaster, PA, in the scheduled eight-round main event Friday evening, Sept. 30, at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia.

The Robinson-Guzman bout is part of history, making Brittany Rogers (President of Bam Boxing Promotions Inc.) the youngest female in the United States to promote a fight card. First of eight additional bouts begins at 7.30 p.m.

Rogers is a student at Temple University, finishing up her last semester as a Sport and Recreation major. She is 22 years old and making her dreams come true.

"Russell Peltz and Maureen Sacks, of Peltz Boxing, have given me the opportunity of a lifetime by taking me in as an intern in late April,” said Rogers. “They have taught me so much over the last few months and have guided me through this great experience of promoting my first show."

The last time Robinson fought in his Philadelphia backyard was in 2008 when he out-boxed Jason Jordan, of Akron, OH, over four rounds. Since then, Robinson has been seen on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights as well as SHOBOX. He has tested himself by facing tough opposition in Eberto Medina, Darnell Jiles Jr., Harrison Cuello and world-ranked contenders Brad Solomon and Shawn Porter.
Robinson (11-2, 4 K0s) dropped decisions to Solomon and Porter, both of whom are undefeated. Solomon, who beat another Philadelphian this year, Demetrius Hopkins, is ranked No. 1 in the world by the WBA. Porter is No. 3 in the WBO world ratings. Robinson will be coming off a 14-month layoff and the southpaw is anxious to get back in the ring.

Guzman (7-12-2, 3 K0s) has boxed several area fighters, including Latif Mundy, Daniel Sostre, Bayan Jargal, Jamaal Davis, Jeremiah Wiggins, Sadam Ali, Ronald Cruz and Alex Perez. Guzman’s most impressive win was his second-round knockout over Ardrick Butler, of Philadelphia, PA, in July of 2010.

Tickets priced at $65, $50, and $40 are on sale at the offices of Bam Boxing Promotions (215-280-6709), Peltz Boxing Promotions (215-765-0922). They also can be purchased online at bamonboxing.com. All of Bam’s food-concession proceeds will be donated to the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
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The Robinson-Guzman bout is part of history, and will be held at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA, 2700 Southampton Road. First of eight additional bouts begins at 7.30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Contacts: Brittany Rogers (Bam Boxing Promotions) 215-280-6709;bamrogers57@aol.com

CARLOS VELEZ READY FOR PRO DEBUT AGAINST VINNY O'BRIEN THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

VINELAND, NJ (September 12, 2011)-This Wednesday at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, Carlos Velez of Vineland, New Jersey is all set to make his pro debut when he takes on crowd favorite Vinny "The Lion" O'Brien as part of a big night of boxing that is promoted by Vincemt Ponte and Gulfstream Boxing and Gabe LaConte.

In the main event, Michael Torres (13-2,7 KO's) of Jersey City, NJ taking on Mark Alexander (10-5, 1 KO) of London, England in a ten round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Velez has been training very hard under the tutelage of former world title challenger Richie Kates and receives daily sparring with undefeated Jr. Middleweight Ismael Garcia and undefeated Welterweight Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna.

LaManna will also be fighting on the show when he takes n Josh Williams for the BAM Youth title.

Velez, thirty years old was originally scheduled to make his pro debut on August 27th when he was going to fight undefeated Kevin Rooney Jr. in Atlantic City but due to Hurricane Irene, that bout was postponed.

Velez does not view himself as a steppingstone and plans to give O'Brien a big test on September 14th.

Velez is coming to win and vows to upset O’Brien in front of his many fans.

In a battle of Lightweights from Newark, Carlos Vinan (10-9-4, 2 KO's) takes on Wanzell Ellison (4-0, 3 KO's) in a six round bout.

Tyrone Luckey (4-1, 4 KO's) of Middletown, NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a four round Lightweight bout.

Tyabb Beale (4-3, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ will fight Taffo Asongwed (2-8-7) of Montreal in a four round Heavyweight tussle.

Undefeated Heavyweight John Lennox (6-0, 3 KO's) of Carteret, NJ will take on Joey Dawejko round bout

John Bolden (2-1, 2 KO's) of New York will see action against Eric Newell (1-1, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA in a four round Heavyweight bout.

Rounding out the card will be John Thompson (1-0, 1 KO) of Newark battling Lee Snow of Baltimore in a four round Super Middleweight bout.

Tickets priced $100 (Limited VIP), $50, & $30 (Very Limited) and are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 973-350-9993 or 1-866-263-STAR

The Grand Ballroom at the Robert Treat Hotel is located at 50 Park Place, Newark NJ. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout 7:30 sharp.

Article posted on 12.09.2011



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