FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHTRESORTS INTERNATIONAL CASINO AND HOTEL ATLANTIC CITY
Gladysz ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Polish middleweight Patrick "The Machine" Majewski, 21-2, 13 KOs, knows quite well that his opponent Curtis "Showtime" Stevens is a power puncher, but Majewski is ready to bring his own rock-solid abilities into the ring when the two 160-pounders clash at Resorts International Casino Hotel, in Atlantic City, NJ, in the ten-round main event on the live season debut of NBCSN Fight Night, Friday, January 24th. Curtis "Showtime" Stevens, 25-4, 18 KOs, powered his way up the rankings and into a world title fight but the Atlantic City-based Majewski has a granite chin and a reputation for applying wilting pressure in the ring. He has proven himself to be a formidable force, especially in the late rounds, when his conditioning and aggressiveness begin to take over. Regardless of whether or not "The Machine" knocks his opponent out, he tends to walk through their punches and eventually wear them down in the later rounds.
Photo credits to Mike Gladysz Despite Stevens' status as a heavy-handed KO artist, Majewski is confident he has what it takes to hand the Brooklyn native his second consecutive loss. About Stevens' notorious knockout power, Majewski said, " I've got to be prepared for Stevens and be aware. He has big knockout power. I know this." He added, " I just got to be careful not to get clocked with anything."In his most recent bout, Stevens gave WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin a spirited challenge, but lost by eighth round TKO. Majewski dropped a decision to Patrick Nielsen in his last outing and, like Stevens, will be determined to win in Atlantic City. With both boxers in need of a victory, and with their respective no-nonsense styles likely to generate serious action, this fight figures to get 2014 started with a bang. Fans love nothing more than watching two fighters who like to go right at each other in the ring and they will get that with the Stevens-Majewski matchup.
Photo credits to Mike Gladysz In addition to having the home crowd advantage, the six-foot Majewski will also have the edge in both height and reach. If Majewski can indeed take Stevens' shots and keep the New Yorker pinned against the ropes, he could have the recipe for an upset. When asked about the Friday, January 24th fight, Majewski said, "I am always going to bring a good performance and an exciting fight." He added, "It is going to be a night full of fireworks and excitement."
ABOUT FRIDAY, JANUARY 24TH
Friday, January 24th at Resorts International Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ features a ten-round middleweight battle between Curtis "Showtime" Stevens and Patrick "The Machine" Majewski in the main event. The ten-round Cruiserweight co-feature between Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu and Olanrewaju "God's Power" Durodola, will be for the vacant NABF Cruiserweight Title. Six additional fights are planned for the undercard, all fights subject to change.Doors are scheduled to open at 6:45 PM ET, First Fight at 7:00 PM ET. The main event and co-feature will be broadcast 10:00 PM ET on NBC Fight Night on NBCSN. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing, Dibella Entertainment and Showpony Promotions.Tickets are priced at $75 and $50. They can be purchased at the Resorts International Casino and Hotel Box Office, 800-736-1420; at TicketMaster 800-745-3000 or online (key word: Main Events); and at Peltz Boxing 215-765-0922.
Danbury, CT (January 17, 2014) -Professional boxing manager A.J. Galante, President of Elite Boxing Enterprises, is currently part of a multi-page feature in Sport's Illustrated. The publication giant reached out to Galante, 27 years old, about the minor league hockey team his father and he owned ten years ago, one of the most controversial hockey teams ever, the Danbury Trashers. Galante was named the President of the team at the tender age of 17, and helped build what was known as the toughest hockey team in America. "The Danbury Trashers are a team that can never be duplicated." Galante stated, "My father and I turned the hockey world upside down in just two seasons. I was young, but worked hard, and we definitely did things our way." The Trashers became infamous in two seasons due to their rough style of play, crazy antics both on and off the ice, as well as being a winning team, reaching the league finals in just their second season.Galante's experience in Minor League hockey laid the groundwork for him to jump into the professional boxing business as a manager, starting in 2011. "My father and I went into minor league hockey with zero, and I mean zero experience running a sports franchise. But we built a team that nobody wanted to go up against. I came into boxing at the age of 24, again with zero experience or knowledge. I have managed a total of 3 boxers, and I believe I've been an asset to their careers."Galante started managing Delvin Rodriguez in 2011, and helped guide him for 6 fights, culminating in Rodriguez's biggest match of his career, a main event bout on HBO World Championship Boxing against Miguel Cotto. Galante no longer manages Rodriguez, but is excited about a new Junior Middleweight about to burst onto the scene, reigning undefeated New York State Jr. Middleweight Champion Frank 'Notorious' Galarza. "Frank is the real deal. I've been with him for 3 fights, and we've come a long way each bout and in between. He believes in me and I believe in him, we have a great team and together we will make noise, starting Friday on Showtime." Galarza will be competing in the co-feature of tonight's 2014 season premiere of Showtime's ShoBox: The Next Generation, against undefeated John Thompson. Be sure to check out this week's edition of Sports Illustrated, on newsstands today, to read more on A.J. Galante and the Danbury Trashers, and tune into Showtime tonight, 10PMET to watch Frank Galarza battle for the WBC Latino Title in an all action bout.
READING, PA (JANUARY 16, 2014)--On Saturday night, January 25th, WBA number-nine ranked heavyweight Travis Kauffman (27-1, 20 KO's) takes on Vincent Thompson (13-1, 2 KO's) in a 10-round bout for the WBU Intercontinental championship from the Sands in Bethlehem, PA.
The show is promoted by King's Boxing and XFE Boxing.
Kauffman is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions.
Kauffman knows that a win over Thompson, who has impressive credentials himself, will springboard himself to a big opportunity in the wide open heavyweight division.
"Everything has been good in camp,"said Kauffman. "I have been working with (undefeated heavyweight) Bryant Jennings, (heavyweight contender) Steve Cunningham and (undefeated light heavyweight) Khalib Whitmore. This also is the second camp that we have incorporated former cruiserweight champion Al Cole as part of the training team."
Kauffman knows that the southpaw Thompson brings some quality skills to the ring on January 25th.
"Thompson is the toughest fight since my fight with Tony Grano. He is not a big puncher but he is very fast. The plan is to beat him down and show him what I already know that I am at a whole another level that he is at. I know that he is coming to attempt to win, but my experience and pressure will be the deciding factors in the fight."
Although not looking past Thompson, Kauffman, who is riding a nine fight winning streak, knows that he could be graduating to the big stage shortly.
"I love fighting at home," continued Kauffman. "But I also want those big opportunities. I fight better with better opposition and even though I won by 1st round knockout in my last bout, you will see a better Travis Kauffman on January 25th.
Once again, King's Promotions has put on a stellar undercard.
In eight round bouts:
Frankie De Alba (10-1-2, 3 KO's) of Reading, PA takes on Chazz McDowell (6-3-1, 1 KO) of Yonkers, NY in a Jr. Lightweight bout.
Miguel Cartagena (10-0, 3 KO's) of Philadelphia will fight Felipe Rivas (15-15-2, 9 KO's) of Nogales, Mexico in a Bantamweight bout.
In four round bouts:
Sammy Quinones (4-2, 1 KO) of York, PA will do battle with Benjamin Burgos (1-5) of Mount Pocono, PA in a Lightweight bout
Khalib Whitmore (4-0, 3 KO's) of Philadelphia will square off with Raymere Palmer (0-1) of Las Vegas in a Light Heavyweight bout.
Christian Molina of Allentown, PA will make his pro debut against Dominic Goode (0-1) of Williamstown, NJ in a Jr. Welterweight fight.
Lonnie Jackson Jr. (3-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will box Robert Ramos (1-1, 1 KO) of Palm Bay, FL in a Lightweight bout.
Photo credits to Mike
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