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Minto-Grano Jan. 28th at Turning Stone; Segura-Viloria on Saturday

Former WBO Title Challenger Brian "The Beast" Minto (35-4) will face Tony Grano (18-2-1) in an NABF Heavyweight Title Eliminator on Saturday January 28th at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Both coming off wins, Minto and Grano will battle for the right to eventually face WBC#5, NABF Champ Johnathon Banks (27-1-1).

A former WBO NABO Heavyweight Champion, Minto's most notable victories have come via stoppage against former IBF Title Challenger Axel Schulz (26-5) and former heavyweight contender Donnell Holmes (33-1), while his notable heavyweight defeats have come versus former WBC Title Challenger Chris Arreola (34-2) and former WBO Title Challenger Luan Krasniqi (30-4).

To his credit, Tony Grano scored an early KO victory over Travis Kauffman (22-1) but thereafter suffered a 2nd round TKO defeat to fringe contender Nicolai Firtha (20-9) for the NABA Heavyweight Title. Grano is coming off a 6th round stoppage over Dominique Alexander (21-13-1) in April.

The undercard will feature another heavyweight matchup as Eric Fields (19-1) battles Derrick Brown (13-6) in the eight round co-feature, while local female featherweights Jackie Trivilino (8-3-2) and Ela Nunez (10-11-1) will meet in a six rounder. The card is being presented by Juan Santiago in association with Record Breakers Promotions.

Brian Viloria vs. Giovani Segura on Saturday

HOBOKEN, NJ (December 6 2011) -- Integrated Sports Media, the pound-for-pound king of sports distribution in North America, announced today that it will distribute the Saturday night "Island Assault 3," featuring the World Boxing Organization ("WBO") Flyweight Championship between defending champion Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria and challenger Giovani "El Guerrero Azteca" Segura, live from Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

"Island Assault 3," presented by Zanfer Promotions and Saved by the Bell Promotions, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 8:00 PM/ET - 11:00 PM/PT on satellite pay-per-view via DISH Network , for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. Availability via on-line PPV will be announced shortly.

"We're looking forward to bringing this action-packed card, headlined by two of the best lighter weight fighters in the world, Viloria and Segura, to US boxing fans," Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. "This exciting show continues the heated Filipino vs. Mexican boxing rivalry that is one of the most intense in the sport today."

Three-time and reigning world champion Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs), a dual citizen of the U.S. and Philippines, was a 2000 U.S. Olympian. Rated No. 3 by The Ring magazine, Viloria captured the IBF title in his last fight in July, winning a 12-round decision from Julio Cesar Miranda (35-5-1). Brian is a former International Boxing Federation ("IBF") and World Boxing Council ("WBC") light flyweight champion.

"I've sparred with Segura in the past and we beat the hell out of each other," Viloria said. "It was the kind of sparring where we could have charged the audience for an entrance fee and they wouldn't have complained. Segura is a very dangerous opponent for me but, if I beat him, I'll get to keep my title and grab his slot in Ring's pound-for-pound rankings."

Knockout specialist Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs), a two-time world light flyweight champion (World Boxing Association Super champion), knocked out previously undefeated WBO champion Ivan Calderon (34-0-1) in a unification fight in 2010 and again this past April in a rematch. The Ring lists Segura, the No. 1 WBO flyweight contender, at No. 9 in its pound-for-pound rankings.

The PPV co-feature pits Mexican warrior and former International Boxing Association ("IBA") champion, Martin "El Brochos" Honorio (31-16-1, 16 KOs) and IBF Pan-Pacific titlist Fahsai "Mountain Boy" Sakkreerin (36-2, 20 KOs), of Thailand, for the IBF Interim Super Featherweight Championship.

Fighting on the 'Island Assault 3" PPV undercard is undefeated Filipino favorite Al "Captain A" Sabaupan (17-0-1, 12 KOs) versus Roy "The Sniper" Muklis (23-3-2, 18 KOs) for the IBF Pan Pacific Lightweight Championship.

For more information about the "Island Assault 3" PPV event go to www.integratedsportsnet.com. Follow Integrated Sports Media on Twitter @IntegratedPPV.

TOMMY GALLAGHER’S WINNERS HAVE SCARS BOXING SERIES; SERIES BEGINS RESCHEDULED THURSDAY DECEMBER 15TH

NORTH BEGEN, NEW JERSEY (December 6, 2011)—On Thursday night December 15th, Rich Komissar Promotions will put on his first show in his scheduled boxing series dubbed “Tommy Gallagher’s Winners Have Scars” boxing series at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey.

The series is designed to showcase local talent from the Tri-State area while putting the combatants in competitive and crowd pleasing fights.

Scheduled to appear will be Peruvian Jr. Lightweight Carlos Zambrano in an eight round fight.

Zambrano of North Bergen, New Jersey by way of Chinchia, Peru sports a perfect mark of 13-0 with seven knockouts..

The twenty-seven year old has faced veteran competition in both the United States and Brazil and is coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Roberto Santos De Jesus (11-3) on April 16th.

Zambrano’s opponent will be announced shortly

Also appearing will be popular Jr. Welterweight Danny MacDermott in a six round bout against Bryan Abraham.

MacDermott of Jersey City, New Jersey has a record of 8-3 with three knockouts and brings great fan base which undoubtedly will be at Schuetzen Park to support their man.

MacDermott will be fighting his first battle with his new trainer Tommy Gallagher.

Abraham of Schenectady, New York has a deceiving record of 5-9-2 with all of his wins coming by knockout.

Abraham has scored major knockout upsets over Dominic DeSanto (5-0-1); Scott Burrell (3-0) and Jonathan Vazquez (4-0-1).

In a six round Lightweight bout, Italian Floriano Pagliara (11-4-3, 6 KO’s) of Brooklyn, New York via Italy will take on Bryne Green of Vineland, NJ.

Pagliara has a great story as he left his family in Italy to pursue his dream of becoming a world champion has some quality over the likes of Antonio Espinoza (11-0) and his last bout which was a twelve round unanimous decision over Istavan Nagy (17-9) to win the Mediterranean Super Featherweight title.

Green has a record of 7-5-1 with three knockouts takes on all comers and has some great wins over Ryan Belasco (14-4-3) and then undefeated knockout artist Tyrone Luckey (4-0)

Undefeated Colombian Cruiserweight Santander Silgado (18-0, 16 KO’s) will make his much anticipated American debut when he takes on Glen Williams (7-5-1, 4 KO’s) of Catonsville, MD in a six round bout.

Rafael Vazquez (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will square off with Shawn Nichol (5-7, 5 KO’s) of Lakewood, Colorado in a six round Featherweight bout.

In a four round Jr. Middleweight bout, Thomas Baldwin (2-0-1, 1 KO) battles debuting Dominique Foster of Hilliard, Ohio

In a four round Lightweight bout, Ian James (1-1, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY faces Sidell Blocker (1-5-1) of Pleasantville, NJ

Danny Terrill of Long Island, NY will be making his pro debut against Daniel Crabtree (1-3, 1 KO) of Hilliard, Ohio in a four round Welterweight bout

Ramon Santos (0-2) of Harlem, New York will face Jonathan Caban (0-2) of Queens, NY in a four round Jr. Lightweight bout.

Tickets are priced at $100; $75 and $55 and can be purchased by calling 908-240-2097 and are also available at the following locations:

Article posted on 07.12.2011



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