Nick Casal - Ruslan Provodnikov 6/29; Hanks-Rhodes on Friday
April 25, 2012 - On June 29, Nick Casal (22-4-1, 17 KOs) and Russian born, Ruslan Provodnikov (21-1, 14 KOs), headline the main event on ESPN "Friday Night Fights". The battle-tested veterans will square off in a 10-round bout for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental light welterweight title. The fight will take place at the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y.. Banner Promotions, in conjunction with Boxing360 will jointly promote the event.
Article posted on 26.04.2012
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Casal is looking forward to fighting in his hometown for the first time as a professional. "It's exciting for me to finally be fighting at home," he said. "As an amateur you always envision fighting at home, but it doesn't always work out that way. I turned pro in 2004 and all my fights have been elsewhere. I'm excited that there will be a lot of family and friends in attendance. I can't wait to put on a great show for everyone. I'm feeling great and I'll be ready to go."
In his last fight, Casal dazzled those in attendance at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the undercard of Dawson vs. Hopkins, when he scored a stunning third round knockout against then-unbeaten Michael Anderson (11-1-1, 9 KOs).
Said Boxing360 promoter Mario Yagobi, "Nick has been on a terror in his last few fights. His determination to get back into title contention is very clear. It's very difficult to stop the will of a hungry fighter and Casal is starving. I have big plans for him if he can get past Provodnikov."
"Provodnikov is a dangerous fighter and I'll be working overtime in the gym to be prepared," Casal said. "I want to thank my promoter Mario Yagobi and Boxing360 for putting this fight together. It hasn't been easy getting opponents to step in the ring with me, so I'm extremely pleased that this fight is signed and delivered."
Dee Lee Promotions, LLC Presents "Summer Super Brawl" at Tropicana Resort and Casino, Friday June 1st
Atlantic City, NJ (April 25, 2012)– Dee Lee Promotions, LLC. in association with the Tropicana Casino and Resort presents hard hitting Dennis "The Assassin" Hasson (13-0-0/5 ko’s) vs George "The Rooster" Armenta (14-8-0/11 ko’s) in a 10 round super middleweight "Summer Super Brawl" on Friday, June 1, 2012. This 10 Round main event is part of Atlantic City’s first ever Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival which includes an All Star Boxing Legends Gala the following night. With legendary names like Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and "Joltin" Jeff Chandler floating around town, Mr. Hasson will have the perfect setting to show case his crowd pleasing brawling boxing skills. Mr. Hasson better not underestimate the hard hitting Mr. Armenta or he could find himself on the wrong end of a big right hand. Mr. Armenta has 11 ko’s in his 14 victories so anything can happen!!
The 8 round co-main event on this "Summer Super Brawl" fight card features Philadelphia’s super bantamweight "Pretty Boy" Coy Evans (10-1-1/2 ko’s). Mr. Evans has shown a lot of early promise and his skills have been steadily sharpened but finding quality opponents in that weight class will be a real challenge for matchmaker Nick Tiberi.
The exciting undercard will be filled with action packed fighters led by heavyweight Joey "The Polish Thunder" Dawejko (6-0-1/2 ko’s). At 5’10 - 235 pounds, the 21 year old Mr. Dawejko presents big problems for any opponent and any ring looks small when he steps through the ropes. This card also sees the return of both light heavyweight Frankie "The Freight Train" Filippone (9-2-0/2 ko’s) and fellow Norfolk, VA stablemate heavyweight Dorsett Barnwell (6-0-0/2 ko’s). Both men are determined to pick up another "W" at the Trop no matter what it takes!!!
The remainder of this very promising undercard features Isiah Seldon (6-0-0/3 ko’s), with his Dad in town he will be sure to put on a good show! Saud "Kid Grady" Clark making his Pro-Debut, Brooklyn’s Travis "The Notorious" Peterkin (4-0-0/3 ko’s), Newark, Delaware’s Joey "Joltn’" Tiberi (7-1-0/5 ko’s), One Amazing Girl fight and Two young local fighters, Atlantic City Native super middleweight Antwyan Aikens (4-0-0/1 ko’s) and Millville featherweight Joshua Reyes (1-0-0) round out this entertaining fight card. Both Mr. Aikens and Mr. Reyes will be looking to improve their undefeated records and polish their skills in front of the hometown fight crowd.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first bout slated for 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, $55, $65 and $100 and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 or Dee Lee Promotions, LLC. at 856.692.1206.
Joe Hanks vs. Marcus Rhode on Friday
BRONX, NY (April 25, 2012) Star Boxing's undefeated heavyweight contender Joe "The Future" Hanks will return to action in a non-televised bout against veteran Marcus Rhode on Friday, April 27th at the Buffalo Run Casino and Resort in Miami, Oklahoma.
Later that night on ShoBox: The New Generation, (live on SHOWTIME, 11p ET/PT) super middleweights will be featured as Thomas Oosthuizen battles Marcus Johnson in a ten round bout and junior featherweights clash with Orlando Del Valle facing Chris Martin in a scheduled ten rounder along with an eight round junior lightweight bout between Jose Pedraza and Gil Garcia.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, now training out of Los Angeles, California, the 29-year-old Hanks kicked off his 2012 campaign on February 4th with a second round knockout of monstrous Cuban, Rafael Pedro.
The stoppage over Pedro at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York raised Hanks' record to 19-0-0 with thirteen knockouts as he defended his IBA Americas Heavyweight Title.
In addition to his training regimen, Hanks has also kept busy with former world title challenger Jameel "Big Time" McCline in the production of a new DVD for the BBC series, Frozen Planet. More information can be found at www.FrozenPlanetDvd.com
The Buffalo Run Casino is located at 1000 Buffalo Run Road, Miami, Oklahoma, 74354. For more information please visit their website at www.buffalorun.com
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