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Viloria vs. Romero III PPV Undercard; Ferrante-Smith on May 4th

HOBOKEN, NJ (April 24, 2012) - A strong undercard has been announced for the May 12th "Island Assault 4: The Battle" pay-per-view-event, featuring Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria vs. Omar Nino Romero III, live from Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

"Island Assault 4:The Battle," presented by Solar Sports, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 PM/ET - 6:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. "Island Assault 4: The Battle" will also be available in Canada to Super Channel subscribers. For on-line PPV viewers go to Ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/integratedsportsppv.

The completion of the Viloria-Romero trilogy, originally slated for March 31, was temporarily delayed because the Nevada State Athletic Commission prevented the World Boxing Organization ("WBO") from sanctioning the fight due to unpaid penalties on Romero's part. From 2006, Romero has amassed a total of $11,500 in penalties which he needed to pay before the fight is sanctioned.

Three-time world champion Viloria (30-3, 16 KOs), a 2000 U.S. Olympian, defends his "WBO" title belt against two-time world title-holder Romero (31-4-2, 13 KOs), in the 12-round main event. Viloria won his first 20 pro fights, until he lost the World Boxing Council ("WBC") light flyweight championship to Romero by way of a 12-round unanimous decision in 2006. Three months later, their rematch ended in a draw that was later changed to a "no contest" when Romero failed a post-fight drug test.

The 10-round co-feature matches a pair of former world champions, Julio Cesar "Pingo" Miranda (37-6-1, 29 KOs) and Rodel "Kid Rapido" Mayol (30-5-2, 22 KOs), in a 10-round bout with future world flyweight title fight implications.

Miranda, rated No. 3 by the WBO and No. 4 by the World Boxing Association ("WBA"), is a Mexican knockout artist who dropped his WBO title fight last year to Viloria. WBC No. 9 and IBF #12 Mayol, a Filipino now living in Los Angeles, lost his WBC Light Flyweight crown, ironically, to Romero in 2010.

The remainder of the May 12 PPV card is filled-out by the next wave of Filipino prospects. Robert "Battlin' Bert" Udtuhan (17-1-1, 13 KOs) faces Alvin Makiling (9-4-1, 2 KOs) in a 12-round match for the Interim WBO Asia-Pacific Bantamweight Championship. In a special 10-round Featherweight Attraction, undefeated featherweight Jun "Chainsaw" Doliguez (11-0, & KOs) fights veteran Jonel "Mulawin" Alibio (16-13-2, 8 KOs).

For more information about the "Island Assault 4: The Battle" PPV event go to www.integratedsportsnet.com. Follow Integrated Sports Media on Twitter @IntegratedPPV.

TONY FERRANTE TO NOW TAKE ON DHAFIR SMITH FOR PENNSYLVANIA STATE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON MAY 4TH

CHESTER, PA (April 24, 2012)—On Friday night May 4th, grizzled veteran Dhafir “No Fear” Smith has stepped in for the injured Tommy Karpency and will face Tony “Boom Boom” Ferrante for the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight championship at Harrahs in Chester.

The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing.

Smith of Philadelphia has a record of 25-22-7 with four knockouts. He has been in with some of the bigger names in boxing such as Shaun George, Max Alexander, Wayne Johnsen, Mike Paschall, Curtis Stevens, Andre Ward, Adonis Stevenson, Kingsley Ikeke, Jerson Ravelo, Jesus Gonzalez, Cornelius White.

Smith holds a win over former IBF Super Middleweight champ Jeff Lacy.

Ferrante of Philadelphia has a record of 12-3 with seven knockouts and is coming off a ten round loss to former four time world title challenger Omar Sheika in what many are hailing as one of the best fights in Pennsylvania in recent years.

In that fight, Sheika and Ferrante fought tooth and nail in a bout where both guys were battered and exchanged heavy shots throughout the fight. Ferrante landed some great shots but it wasn’t enough as Sheika applied pressure and outlasted the tough Ferrante and won by scores of 99-90, 99-90 and a better indicator of 95-94.

Ferrante won his first nine professional bouts before dropping back to back bouts to Chuck Mussachio (15-1-2) and Ronson Frank (17-0).

Ironically, Mussachio worked Ferrante’s corner for his bout against Sheika

In a six round co-feature, Victor Vasquez (14-6-1, 7 KO’s) will rematch Paul Fernandez (5-4-2, 3 KO’s) in a battle of Philadelphia based lightweights

John Mercurio (4-0, 3 KO’s) will look to gain his second win over William Miranda (5-4-1) of Allentown, PA in a six round Heavyweight bout.

Taneal Goyco (4-3, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will see action in a six round Light Heavyweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Alex Barbosa (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Jonathan Ocassio (0-8) of Philadelphia in a four round Bantamweight bout.

Joey Tiberi (7-1, 5 KO’s) of Newark, Delaware will face off with Sidell Blocker (1-5-1) of Pleasantville, NJ in a four round Lightweight bout.

Tyrone Crawley Jr. (1-0) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a four round Lightweight bout.
Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $65 (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

AMANDA SERRANO ARRIVES IN SWEDEN FOR WBC SHOWDOWN

April 24, 2012 - After making the long trip from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Linkoping, Sweden, Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano (14-0-1, 9 KOs) has settled into her living arrangements as she gets acclimated to the cold weather before battling Frida Wallberg (10-0, 2 KOs) for her World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight world title. The fight takes place this Friday, April 27.

"It's really cold out here and it's supposed to rain all week," Serrano said. "Frida is used to this kind of weather so she will have the advantage in that department. But make no mistake about it, I'm coming to win the WBC world title. Wallberg might be fighting at home, but I'm confident that I will come out victorious. My trainer Jordan Maldonado and I got our game plan down. It's time to get the proper rest and be ready for fight night. I can't wait."

Said promoter Mario Yagobi, "I'm happy that Amanda and her team made it safely to Sweden. This is a big fight for Boxing360 and our company. Serrano has worked very hard to put herself in this position and I know she is going to give it all she's got. I have a good feeling that I'll be promoting a two-time world champion after Friday night."

Article posted on 25.04.2012



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