Written by The Sweet Science
Monday, 27 June 2011 13:13
MIKE ALVARADO RETURNS TO THE 303 IN HOMECOMING TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST MÉXICO’S GABRIEL MARTINEZ
Saturday, July 30
Softball Country in North Denver
DENVER (June 27, 2011) -- Denver’s MIKE ALVARADO will risk his World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title, his undefeated record and his Top-10 world rating when he takes on GABRIEL MARTINEZ in a homecoming rumble -- his first in over two years -- Saturday, July 30, at Softball Country (2101 West 64th Ave., Denver, CO 80221.) The vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Latino junior welterweight title will also be at stake. Alvarado and Martinez have a combined professional record of 57-2-1 (36 KOs) – a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 63%.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Poor Boys Boxing and Delgado Promotions, remaining tickets to Alvarado vs. Martinez, priced at $75, $65, $50, $35 and $25, can be purchased at by calling (303) 450-9763. The fight will be televised live nationally as the main event on Top Rank Live on Fox Sports Net, beginning at 10 p.m. ET (blacked out locally.)
Alvarado (30-0, 22 KOs), of Denver, enters this having won 12 of his last 14 fights by knockout. He has not had a fight go to the judges’ scorecards in two years. A boxer-puncher, Alvarado boasts knockout victories of former world champion Cesar Bazan, former world title challenger Michael Clark, and world-rated contender Emmanuel Clottey. Alvardo enters this fight fresh from a third-round stoppage victory of Sugar Ray Narh on the pay-per-view undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley world championship pay-per-view in May. Narh (25-2, 21 KOs), had entered that fight riding a seven-year, 15-bout winning streak, with 12 of those victories coming by knockout. Alvarado is currently world-rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Organization and No. 8 by the WBC.
Martinez (27-2-1, 14 KOs), from Empalme, Sonora, México, a former Méxican welterweight champion, enters this fight having gone 10-1, with one No Contest in his last 12 bouts.
Written by The Sweet Science
Friday, 24 June 2011 16:22
WOODHAVEN, NEW YORK (June 24, 2011)—TONIGHT a sensational eight bout card will emanate from Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, New York will be promoted by New Legend Boxing in association with Old World Boxing Promotions
In the main event, rising and undefeated Bantamweight Juan Dominguez will square off with Arturo Santiago in a bout scheduled for eight rounds for the New York State Bantamweight title.
Dominguez of Brooklyn, New York via Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic has perfect mark of 7-0 with five knockouts and the twenty-five year old has taken out his last five opponents within three rounds.
In his last bout, Dominguez stopped undefeated Gabriel Gomez in three rounds at the Cordon Bleu on March 4th.
Arturo Santiago of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico has a record of 7-2-1 with four knockouts,
He went 6-0-1 in his first seven bouts in Puerto Rico. In his last bout, Santiago made a successful American debut by scoring a four round unanimous decision over Kadel Martinez on April 2nd in Jupiter, Florida.
The eight round co-feature will pit popular Eileen Olszewski taking on Melissa McMorrow in a battle for the New York State Flyweight bout.
Olszewski of New York has a record of 7-2-2 and has fought all over the world
She has won two in a row which includes an eight round unanimous decision over Anastasia Toktaulova on December 17th in Miami
McMorrow of San Carlos, California has a record of 4-2-3 has fought good competition.
She held undefeated, Amaris Quintana (1-0 & 2-0-1) to draws in their two encounters.
McMorrow will be making her second consecutive trip to New York as she lost a unanimous decision to Keisher Mcloed-Wells (3-1) on February 9th at BB Kings in Times Square.
In a third New York State title bout, Jonathan Cuba (5-3, 4 KO's) will take on Ariel Duran (7-2, 4 KO's) in an eight round bout for the New York State Lightweight championship.
Cuba of New York is known as a tough hard punching fighter who is willing to take on all comers.
Duran of The Dominican Republic won his first six bouts and now he will be making his American debut as he as previously fought all of his fights in his homeland.
In a six round Welterweight bout, current New York State Welterweight champion, Martin Wright will compete in a non-title bout against Carlos Cisneros
Wright (9-1-2, 4 KO's) of Brooklyn won the New York State championship with an exciting split decision victory over Mike Ruiz on May 19th.
Cisneros of Los Angeles, California has a deceiving record of 9-17-1 with six knockouts.
Popular Welterweight Tommy Rainone (14-4, 4 KO's) of New York will look to make it two in a row when he takes on Norman Allen (6-4, 3 KO’s) in a bout scheduled for six rounds
Edward Valdez (4-8-2, 3 KO's) of New York will take on George Santiago (1-4, 1 KO) of Brooklyn in a battle of rugged New York based Lightweights that will be scheduled for six rounds
Scotty Burrell (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY via London, England will put his undefeated mark on the line when he squares off with Bryan Abraham (3-6-2, 3 KO’s) in a lightweight bout scheduled for four rounds.
Rounding out the card will be Mike Brooks (3-0, 1 KO) of Long Island, NY battling Matteo Acosta (0-2-1) of Puerto Rico
Limited tickets are still available for this fantastic show priced at $60 and $80 each; (VIP Tables - SOLD OUT) and can be purchased by calling New Legend Boxing Gym at 718-487-4474
Cordon Bleu is located at
96-01 Jamaica Avenue
Woodhaven, NY 11421
Written by The Sweet Science
Thursday, 23 June 2011 19:38
Atlantic City (June 23, 2011) - The newly crowned NABO middleweight champion Patrick "The Machine" Majewski received a special decree from the city of Atlantic City last week for his triumphant performance against Marcus Upshaw on June 11 at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi.
Majewski, who is unbeaten at 17-0 (11 KO), is a native of Radom, Poland but relocated to America ten years ago at the age of 21 and began boxing out of the Atlantic City PAL with trainers Bill Johnson and Arnold Robbins. Majewski is promoted by Global Boxing Promotions.
The decree from the city council, which is dated June 15, 2011, reads:
"Whereas; the relentless, non-stop attack proudly allowed him to capture the title belt and go down in history as the new NABO Middleweight Champion of the World; and
"Whereas, Patrick's hard work, determination and devotion to the sport of boxing have paid off and are an inspiration to many.
Now, Therefore, be it resolved that City Council of the City of Atlantic City, hereby congratulates Przemek Patrick "The Machine" Majewski for becoming the new NABO Middleweight Champion of the World."
Majewski was overwhelmed by the honor, stating "This is a very proud moment in my life. I have worked very hard to reach this goal, and will continue to work hard to achieve higher plateaus in my career. To have the support of Atlantic City, as well as my fans back home in Poland and those who come to my fights, gives me great inspiration and motivation to reach for my goals."
Written by The Sweet Science
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 21:08
Don King Signs Television Deal
with Cadena Tres;
From St. Charles, Missouri
Legendary Promoter Says,
ST. CHARLES, Mo.—Promoter Don King has been tenaciously promoting his Saturday fight card in St. Charles—that will make Missouri history with three world championships—but he made time to make sure this fight card will be seen in his beloved Mexico by striking a deal with Mexico’s Cadena Tres (“La Television Mas Abierta que Nunca”), which is seen in Mexico on channel 28 or 128 on Skye Television.
The card will feature former WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (21-1, 13 KOs) in a significant test near his hometown of St. Louis against dangerous Argentine knockout artist and No. 3-ranked contender Lucas Matthysse (28-1, 26 KOs) from The Family Arena in St. Charles.
King will support the Alexander-Matthysse main event with the WBC Silver heavyweight championship pitting WBC No. 7-ranked Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (20-1-1, 19 KOs), from Haiti, against WBC No. 4-ranked Ray “The Rainman” Austin (28-5-4, 18 KOs), from America, and St. Charles-born undefeated cruiserweight and WBC-USNBC champion Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (16-0, 6 KOs) will face undefeated “King” David McNemar (13-0, 10 KOs), from America.
Additional Americans on the telecast include undefeated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (21-0, 18 KOs), from Tallahassee, Fla., will defend his title against IBF No. 1-ranked mandatory challenger Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack (29-3-2, 26 KOs), from Philadelphia; and IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (30-4, 18 KOs), from Detroit, will defend his title against IBF No. 1-ranked mandatory challenger Sechew Powell, from Brooklyn, N.Y.
“Viva Mexico, Viva Mexico, Viva Mexico,” King said after completing the deal. “I love Mexico and I love the Mexican people. I couldn’t be more excited to know that all my Mexican brothers and sisters will be able to tune in to see my terrific world championship fight card on Saturday.”
Cadena Tres has been in operation for four years and previously telecast Don King events including “History in Cancun” where Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter won the WBC heavyweight championship over Oleg Maskaev (2008) and “We Are Together” from Chengdu, China. (2008)
Alexander, 24, skyrocketed to become the World Boxing Council super lightweight champion at age 22. The talented southpaw became a unified world champion last year after defeating then-International Boxing Federation 140-pound champion Juan “Iron Twins” Urango.
Alexander’s career undefeated streak was snapped on Jan. 29 by World Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. After suffering numerous head butts throughout the contest, referee Frank Garza halted the match in round 10 after consulting with the ringside physician. The judges favored Bradley 96-95, 97-93 and 98-93.
Rather than opting to face a lesser opponent, Alexander has chosen a dangerous puncher in Matthysse, 28, from Trelew, Agrentina. Matthysse has a career knockout percentage over 92 percent with 26 of 28 victories coming by knockout.
In his most notable bout, Matthysse came within a whisker of knocking out five-time world champion Zab “Super” Judah in the 10th round on Nov. 6 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Matthysse tagged Judah with a brutal right hand in the 10th round that sent Judah to the mat. Later in the round, Matthysse landed a sweeping left hook that staggered Judah again. Judah managed to escape the round and finish the fight—winning by the slimmest margin possible. One judge favored Matthysse 114-113, but the remaining two scorers favored Judah by a point, 114-113.
Matthysee and Alexander have a common opponent in former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley. Matthyssee knocked Corley down nine times en route to an eighth-round win by technical knockout on June 21 in Argentina. Alexander won a unanimous decision over Corley in 2008 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The winner of this match will become the top contender at the 140-pound weight limit.
Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud
vs. Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack,
IBF Light Heavyweight Championship
Tavoris Cloud returns to the Gateway City after successfully defending his IBF light heavyweight crown in a slugfest against former world champion Glen Johnson on Aug. 7 at Scottrade Center. Cloud won a unanimous decision by the identical scores of 116-112.
Cloud possesses an 81-percent knockout ratio, even though his last three fights were won by unanimous decisions. Possessing an aggressive style and a plethora of power in both hands, Cloud is a throwback fighter that likes to overwhelm his opponents with brute force.
His tenacity and vaunted power have caused other world champions to avoid facing him. Yusaf Mack does not have that luxury as he has been named by the IBF as the mandatory challenger to Cloud.
Mack is a 31-year-old veteran from Philadelphia. He remained unbeaten in his first 24 matches, fighting between middleweight and super middleweight. Mack settled in at the 175-pound light heavyweight limit beginning in 2008, and he promptly reeled off five straight victories.
He fought well in a pivotal fight with respected former light heavyweight world champion Glen Johnson in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Feb. 5, 2010, before being stopped by technical knockout in the sixth round.
In his last appearance, Mack defeated Otis Griffin on March 4 in Los Angeles. This was an IBF elimination bout, which put Mack in line to next face Cloud. He is also the reigning USBA light heavyweight champion; former NABA and NABF light heavyweight champion; and former USBA super middleweight champion.
Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne
vs. Ray “The Rainman” Austin,
WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship
Emerging heavyweight Bermane Stiverne and title-tested veteran Ray Austin will meet for the WBC Silver heavyweight championship, which will have ramifications at the top of the division.
Stiverne has a staggering 86-percent knockout ratio with an equally stunning 14 first-round knockouts. Only two of his fights have gone the distance. Most of his victims have fallen prey to his powerful right hand.
Austin has hovered at the top of the heavyweight division for the last five years, having faced Wladimir Klitschko, Andrew Golota, Sultan Ibragimov, Odlanier Solis and DaVarryl Williamson, among others.
This will clearly be the toughest opponent yet for Stiverne. A win here would set up bigger fights in the future. Austin will be trying to prove that he is still a force in the heavyweight division.
Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne
vs. “King” David McNemar
, Battle of the Undefeated for Cruiserweight Belts
WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones was to have defended his title against undefeated Ryan Coyne, but Jones suffered an injury in the final week of training. Coyne will now risk his WBC-USNBC national cruiserweight championship against undefeated David McNemar, from Parkersburg, W.Va. The WBA announced Coyne vs. McNemar will also be for their FEDELATIN international title.
Coyne graduated from St. Charles High School where he was named “St. Charles County Football Player of the Year” in 2001. He played collegiate football at University of Missouri from 2001 to 2002. Injuries shortened his football career, and he returned to St. Charles to pursue a boxing career while earning a bachelor’s degree from Lindenwood University in 2005.
He has made steady progress in his boxing career, maintaining an unblemished record since turning professional in 2006. He won the WBC-USNBC national title last summer at Scottrade Center in St. Louis by knocking out Warren Browning in the ninth round. Coyne also is known for having fought into the semi-finals during the fourth season of The Contender, televised on Versus, before suffering an accidental headbutt that forced him to leave the competition.
Coyne trains out of the Sweat Pound 4 Pound Gym in Clayton, Mo., under the tutelage of trainer Jose Ponce. The addition of strength and conditioning expert Matt Brown has helped increase his power.
Cornelius “K9” Bundrage vs. Sechew Powell
, IBF Junior Middleweight Championship
IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage has an old score to settle with Sechew Powell. After a stunning fifth-round technical knockout over Cory Spinks in St. Louis on Aug. 7 to win his first world title, the Emanuel Steward-trained Bundrage immediately looked to avenge his first loss as a professional, which came at the hands of Powell in 2005.
Powell is a southpaw who won his first 20 fights before running into Kassim Ouma at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2006, where he lost by decision. His only other loss came against Deandre
Latimore in 2008, a defeat he avenged in his last appearance on March 3, 2010, winning a majority
decision over St. Louis’s Latimore in an IBF elimination bout that earned Powell the right to face Bundrage, the newly crowned champion.
Bundrage was also a fast starter, having won his first 21 fights before running into Powell. He later did what Powell was unable to do, winning a unanimous decision over Ouma in 2008.
Bundrage went on to face future world champion Yuri Foreman in 2009. The bout was ruled no contest after an accidental clash of heads in the third round left Foreman unable to continue. Bundrage immediately went on to take the title from Spinks in his next match.
Written by The Sweet Science
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:16
Ring 8 Minutes and Notes, Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Executive Board Meeting:
The monthly Executive Board meeting of the Veteran Boxers Association of NY, Ring 8, Inc was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, New York.
Board Members in attendance: President Bob Duffy, V.P. Henny Wallitsch, Paulette Balog, Bobby Bartels, Tony DiPippo, Joe Dwyer, Tommy Gallagher, Henry Hascup, Jack Hirsch, John Labate, Vinnie Maddalone, Lenny Mangiapane, Tony Mazzarella, Frank Pena and David Yatkowitz.
President Bob Duffy talked on our recent Amateur Boxing Show that was held at the Plattduetsche. Even with the rain and only 3 bouts, Ring 8 came out with a profit of $2600. Duiffy thanked Joe Dwyer, who brought over 50 people, and Frank Pena, who worked the show. The next night on ESPN, Teddy Atlas talked about it and promoter Gary Shaw gave a 10% discount to all the boxers that were scheduled to box on the show. Plattduetsche also had an all out buffet for a cost of $46 a person.
President Duffy talked on our lawyer, Keith Sullivan, who is in contact with another lawyer, who would work on getting Ring 8 a 501-C-3. Right now Ring 8 has a 501-C-4. This lawyer would give us a 50% discount on his regular fee. A motion was made to do so, and it was passed by the Board.
Our accountant, David Yatkowitz talked about our tax return and Ring 8 is all up to date with their returns.
President Duffy stated that John Edebohls of the New York Historical Society wants to donate $2,000 for the monument at Wendy’s, the former site of Sunnyside Gardens, but only if it is done by the end of the year.
President Duffy talked about how many people have commanded about how good the Ring 8 web site is and asked if we could give Henry Hascup’s son David, who actually formed the web site, something for his hard work. The Board all agreed to do so.
Tommy Gallagher talked on getting Old-Time boxing pictures of New York fighters. He also talked about getting a poster, with would include many of these pictures.
President Duffy talked about Tony Nap and what he wants to put up on our web site. Tommy Gallagher talked on this as well, stating that this is history and that it is a part of Ring 8. Bobby Bartels also talked on the subject. The Board voted against putting material on Tony Nap on our web site.
Jack Hirsch talked on the newly formed “New York Hall of Fame for Boxing.” He stated that they had there first meeting last night, which included Jack, Henry Hascup, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Ron McNair and Neil Terens. Also in attendance, just as observers, were Keith Sullivan and Ring 8 President Bob Duffy. This committee agreed for the first year, that we would in 18 people. 8 living fighters and 4 deceased, along with 3 living non-fighters and 3 deceased. It was voted on at our last meeting that Tony Mazzarella would be the first President of this new Hall of Fame. Tommy Gallagher, Bobby Bartels and Henny Wallitsch all had some ideas about this.
President Duffy talked on an open membership for all the active pro and amateur boxers for the rest of the year. All they would have to do is to show us their ID card. A motion was made to do so, and the Board all agreed.
Tony DiPippo stated that we have our New membership cards and mailing list available.
President Duffy opened the meeting Flag salute and then we had a 10 count.
Paulette Balog gave a report on all the sick Ring 8 members including Emile Griffith, Charlie Noel, Bill Tate and others. President Duffy thanked Paulette once again for keeping us informed.
President Duffy talked on our up-dated by-laws that was handed out last month and asked for them to be approved by the general membership. A motion was made to do so and the motion was passed.
President Bob Duffy talked on our recent Amateur Boxing Show that was held at the Plattduetsche. Even with the rain and only 3 bouts, Ring 8 came out with a profit of $2600. Duffy thanked Joe Dwyer, who brought over 50 people, and Frank Pena, who worked the show. The next night on ESPN, Teddy Atlas talked about it and promoter Gary Shaw gave a 10% discount to all the boxers that were scheduled to box on the show. Plattduetsche also had an all out buffet for a cost of $46 a person.
It was reported that Ring 8 has new hats and T-shirts for sale at a cost of only $15 each. The Daily News informed us that they would support this, as Bill Gallo’s name is on them.
President Bob Duffy talked on the newly formed New York Hall of Fame for Boxers. The chairman of the nominating committee, Jack Hirsch told the membership that they had there first meeting last night and Henry Hascup stated that 18 people will be inducted the first year, 8 living fighters and 4 deceased, along with 3 living non-fighters and 3 deceased and that we plan on having our first Induction Ceremonies sometime in late March or early April. Also all the monies made from the Hall of Fame will go to Ring 8.
Tony Mazzarella talked about the monument that we plan on putting up at Wendy’s, the former site of Sunnyside Gardens. Tony stated that John Edebohls of the New York Historical Society wants to donate $2,000 for the monument, but only if it is done by the end of the year.
Charlie Norkus Jr. wanted to know, because of the Hall of Fame; if we are still going to have are Christmas Party. The answer was YES!!!. Our next Ring 8 Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 19th at Russo’s on the Bay.
President Bob Duffy stated that all active pro and amateur boxers, will get free membership to Ring 8 for the rest of the year.
Frank Pena welcomed back Christina Vila, who just got back from Afghanistan. The membership gave her a warm welcome back.
Mike Carry talked on the LONG ISLAND AMATEUR BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP & CHARITIES which is hosting their 6th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT, Friday August 12, Check-in and Final Registration, Saturday August 13 & Sunday, August 14 and Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21 at Gleason Gym 77 Front Street 2nd floor Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Jack Hirsch introduced one of our guest speakers; Gabe Perillo Jr. Gabe talked on his father, who was a well-known artist, and his new book. The 50 pages of Perillo’s exquisite realistic renderings, titled “The Boxing Art of Gabe Perillo,” is currently on sale at the Clove Lakes Book Store on Victory Boulevard and is expected soon in other Island book outlets. It’s a must read for anyone who remembers watching boxing greats Marciano, Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier — or didn’t have the privilege of seeing them fight. “The Boxing Art of Gabe Perillo” is also available through Gabe Perillo Jr. at 718-720-6035 or online at www.gabeperilloart.com. He will gave a donation to Ring 8 for every book he sells.
Gabe stated that his father went to school on a GI Bill and became an artist for Ring Magazine. He did all the artist work for the ESPN’s 50th Greatest Athletics, except for one, O.J. Simpson. He also did one on his hero Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe Walcott. Gabe Sr. was also an opera singer and received many awards. In 2002. He painted a picture of Joe Miceli back in 1999. They once received $22,000 for one of his father’s painting. In 2002, Gabe Sr. died after a massive heart attack.
President Bob Duffy introduced New York State Athletic Commissioner member Judge Edwin Torres, who also wrote “Carlito’s Way.” Judge Torres stated that he signed up for the 1949 New York Golden Glove Tournament but broke his hand and had to drop out. He also talked on the Ali/Frazier I at Madison Square Garden.
David Yatkowitz talked on a Dental Care facility that would give every Ring 8 member a 25% discount. It is located at 133-36 Lightstone Expressway, Flushing, N.Y, 11354 (718-762-0202). http://www.demandforced3.com/www/1.0/1/home/home.jsp?d3cp_exid=111390
President Duffy talked on our 1st Annual Picnic on July 31st at Brady Park. Tickets are $20 per person, $35 per family.
Jill Diamond and Joe Dwyer from the NABF talked on the Serrano sisters and gave Amanda Serrano, who recently won the NABF female featherweight title with a 1st round knockout, another award from the NABF. Joe went over Amanda’s record and then had her come up. She thanked President Duffy, Joe and Jill, as well as her trainer, Jordan Maldonado. She also talked about where she wants to go in the future.
Amanda’s trainer, who is also her brother-in-law, Jordan Maldonado, also talked about Amanda and her sister and his wife, Cindy Serrano. Cindy also talked as well and they both thanked everyone for their support.
Tommy Gallagher introduced Vinnie Maddalone who will be fighting again in August. He also gave us an up-date on his undefeated fighter and last years Ring 8 prospect of the year, Gabriel Bracero. Tom then introduced our other guest speaker and owner of Gleason’s Gym, Bruce Silverglade.
Silverglade told everyone that it was such a pleasure to be here. He talked on the history of Gleason’s Gym. It first opened in 1937, when Bobby Gleason , who was a cab driver decided to open up a gym. They had old pulley’s and punching bags. When Stillman’s and the Garden Gym closed down, Gleason’s gym stayed so they got all the greats, from Jake LaMotta, Jimmy Carter, Phil Terranova, who was their first Champion back in 1943. They also had Carlos Ortiz, Benny Kid Paret, Gerry Cooney, Vito Antuofermo, Muhammad Ali and Roberto Duran trained there as well. All the well known trainers came to Gleason’s as well, including Freddie Brown, Whitey Bimstein, Nick Rocha and Tommy Gallagher. The gym was also used for many movie sets. The gym was moved several times from where it first started. In 1974, 82-year-old Bobby Gleason moved it to 254 West 30th St., then to its present location under the Brooklyn Bridge.
In the early 1980’s Ira Becker sold the gym to its current owner Bruce Silverglade. Right now they have well over 1,000 members, of which 350 are females. The cost is $85 a month and for amateurs it’s only $65. They also have weddings, art shows, parties and music events there as well. They will be having another art show from September 24th to the 26th. Everyone is welcome and the youngest boxer they have is only 6 years old.
President Bob Duffy stated that the Gleason Gym is the best gym around today and then presented Bruce Silverglade a check from Ring 8 for $250.
There will be no Ring 8 meetings in July and August, so please enjoy the summer and stay healthy and we hope to see you all on Tuesday, September 20th.
Written by The Sweet Science
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:22
WORLD RANKED CRUISERWEIGHT B.J. FLORES FORMS DANGER BOY EVENTS PROMOTIONS THAT WILL DEBUT ON JULY 23RD IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
Dangerboy events in association with Chavez promotions partners up with TJ Nobles to provide Missouri’s first hybrid MMA/professional boxing event!!
LAS VEGAS / SPRINGFIELD, MO—World ranked Cruiserweight contender, B.J. Flores is proud to announce the formation of his own promotional company, Danger Boy Events with the first fight card being tabbed for July 23rd at the O’Riley Center in Springfield, Missouri that will feature Flores take on Nick Iannuzzi in a ten round bout that will be part of a hybrid boxing/MMA show.
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Danger Boy Events in association with Chavez promotions will be returning every 3-4 months now that a deal has been reached with O’Riley Events Center.
"I am ecstatic about bringing big fights to the Ozarks and giving the people in this area very entertaining matches! The people in this area are very supportive of their local athletes and very passionate about their sports! 7 MMA fights and 4 professional boxing matches! You have the best of both worlds!! With partners Jacob Chavez and Wes Slay working behind the scenes, it allows me to fully focus on my training and be prepared to give the fight of my life on July 23!! It’s going to be exciting" Tickets go on sale this Friday!!”
Flores, who is coming off his only professional defeat when he traveled all the way to Australia and lost to hometown hero Danny Green is eager to turn that experience into a positive.
“I’m using that experience and that motivation on just coming up short on a world title fight as a positive on my next fight. Either way I still feel like I landed the more damaging punches. I was never hurt or buzzed and pressed the action the entire time. He fought smart. Now I will move on.”
“Ianuzzi will find it very difficult to stay with me for 10 rounds when I come in at the full 200 pound limit. I am looking forward to making a statement by knocking him out after #1 WBA world rated ; #3 WBO and #3 WBC contender Lateef Kayode was barely able to squeak past him. This will be a great fight right after my fight in Australia! Iannuzzi is a legitimate opponent and I am ready for a strong performance on July 23rd.
"I will be fighting regularly in Springfield Missouri now that we have a deal in place at the O’Riley Center and that holds almost 4,000 fans. These people in the Midwest are very supportive and passionate about their local athletes! I am looking forward to giving them a spectacular knockout in a fight that will put me right back towards the top of the world ratings!!
"Plus the fan will get their monies worth with seven MMA fights and four boxing fights and we are trying to build a brand here in Springfield with pleasing all fans of combat sports."
Written by The Sweet Science
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 15:07
‘Homecoming’ card in Holyoke Postponed
HOLYOKE, Mass. (June 21, 2011) – Saturday night’s scheduled “Homecoming” pro boxing card in Holyoke has been postponed until August 6. More details will be coming.
Written by The Sweet Science
Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:00
Chevelle Hallback Announces “Fists of Steel Boxing Academy”
IFBA and WBAN Independent champion Chevelle “Fists of Steel” Hallback is opening her own boxing gym. The grand opening of “Fists of Steel Boxing Academy” is scheduled for Friday, June 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM, in Tampa Bay, Florida at 3020 “B” W. Kennedy Ave. The official opening date is July 5. “It's going to be a great evening,” Chevelle said, “There will be a ribbon cutting, all kinds of food and drinks, DJ, prizes and giveaways, boxing exhibitions and fitness demonstrations. I am very excited to have my own gym. It's a dream come true to have the chance to prepare brand new fighters for the future, as well as encourage kids of all ages to get more involved with fitness.”
“Fists of Steel Boxing Acedemy” hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, from 6 AM-10 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM-12 PM. Special training sessions are available by appointment. Ages 5 to adult are welcome and an amateur boxing team will be organized. For more information call 813-270-4375.
Written by The Sweet Science
Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:51
HARTFORD (June 18, 2011) – Youth defeated experience tonight as red-hot welterweight prospect Javier “El Chino” Flores extended his perfect record to 6-0 with six knockouts, stopping 30-fight veteran Shakha Moore in the seventh round of the main event on “The New Generation Boxing Series” card, presented by Bulldog Cartel Promotions, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Flores (6-0, 6 KOs), a southpaw from Puerto Rico now fighting out of Hartford, was dominant from the opening round. A game Moore was pounded but he didn’t go down until the seventh round, resulting from a devastating combination of lethal punches Flores, after which his corner threw in the towel.
In the co-feature, journeyman Harvey “Candy Man” Jolly (12-17-1, 6 KOs) took a close, unanimous eight round decision from Providence cruiserweight Josh Harris.
The New Haven Six – half-dozen fighters from New Haven – won four of six bouts with one draw. New Haven junior featherweight Luis “The KO King” Rosa (7-0, 5 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact with a win by six-round majority decision. Rosa, who recently signed a promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment, needed to get up off the deck in the second round to win.
New Haven lightweight Oscar Bonilla won his pro debut by unanimous four-round decision versus Corey White; New Haven super middleweight Charles Foster won his pro debut via a second round technical knockout against Ralph Johnson; New Haven junior welterweight got his first pro win by way of a unanimous four-round decision against Barrington Douse; New Haven junior featherweight Josh Crespo and Frankie Garriga fought to a four-round draw in pro debuts for both fighters. Jose Javier Calderon improved to 2-0 with a second-stoppage of New Haven junior welterweight.
Written by The Sweet Science
Friday, 17 June 2011 21:31
North Bergen, NJ (June 18, 2011) - Lightweight prospect Danny McDermott of North Bergen, NJ will get the opportunity to fulfill his life-long dream of winning a world title on July 16 when he challenges for the vacant WBU title at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
McDermott, age 32 with a record of 8-3 (3 KO), will try to invoke the spirit of fellow North Bergen boxer, the late great "Cinderella Man" James Braddock and become the town's first native born world champion in 80 years.
"It's an amazing opportunity, it's a once in a lifetime shot that I didn't think would come this soon," said McDermott. "I'm just gonna train hard and try to make the best of it and become a world champion. Every morning, I wake up at dawn and run in Braddock Park and it gives me a lot of motivation, knowing that he had previously blazed the trail."
The World Boxing Union title has been held by some of the greatest boxers in history, including George Foreman, Tommy Hearns and James Toney, and was recently made popular by the Academy Award-winning film The Fighter, when Micky Ward won the title to become world champion.
The significance of the event was underlined last week when McDermott met with North Bergen mayor and New Jersey senator Nicholas J. Sacco at his office. Sacco, who is a big boxing fan, wished McDermott luck in his quest for a world championship.
In McDermott's corner will be new head trainer and former IBF junior middleweight champion Mark Medal of Jersey City, who knocked out Earl Hargrove in 1984 to win the title.
The twelve round fight will be part of a ten-fight boxing card promoted by Big Time Fights Promotions. The card will also feature former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall and former world title challenger Bobby Gunn in separate bouts.
Tickets are priced at $250 ringside and $150 for reserved seating, or $100 per ticket reserved seating for a group of 4, and can be purchased by calling (404) 808-2400 or by emailing email@example.com .
VIP tables of nine are available at $1500 and include a free bottle off champagne. The fight can also be viewed in the hotel via close circuit television at $35, which includes one free beer.
The Grand Hyatt Hotel is located at 3300 Peachtree Road Northeast in Atlanta, GA 30305.