Boxing on CBS Sports Net Feb. 14; Rossy and Mike Lee Featured

Queens, NY (February 6, 2015)–On Saturday Night, February 14 Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Boxing will promote a very special night of Boxing, Championship Title Boxing from the Resorts World Casino New York City, which will air LIVE on CBS Sports Network at 10:30 PM ET.

In one main event, Perennial Heavyweight contender Derric Rossy (29-9, 14 KO’s) will take on undefeated Akhror Muralimov (16-0, 13 KO’s) in a 10-round bout for the IBF North American Heavyweight title. In a co-main event, the popular & undefeated Mike Lee (13-0, 7 KO’s) will fight Gary Tapusoa (6-3-1, 5 KO’s) in a 6-round bout for the UBF All America’s title.After Lee gets done with his bout, he will join ringside commentators Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo as a special guest announcer for the Rossy – Muralimov bout

“I am excited about this bout & excited about joining the commentators for the main event,” said the undefeated Lee.

“I look forward to commentating on such a prestigious network.”

Rossy of Medford, NY has faced and beaten some of the top Heavyweights in the world such as Gary Bell (22-3-1), Shannon Miller (14-2), Edward Gutierrez (15-3-1), Former Heavyweight champion Ray Mercer (35-6-1), William Shahan (7-0), Carl Davis Drummond (26-1), Alexis Mejias (10-2), Ian Lewison (6-1-1), Travis Walker (39-8-1), and Joe Hanks (21-1).Rossy, 34 years-old is coming off a highly disputed majority decision defeat to current IBF number-two ranked Heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov on August 9 in Bethlehem, PA.Muralimov of Houston, Texas by way of Toytepa, Uzbekistan is looking for a signature win as he already has wins over previously undefeated Olanrewaju Duradola (9-0) and Nate James (9-2).In his last bout, Muralimov scored a 2nd round stoppage over Jason Bergman on July 26 in Washington, PA.Lee of Chicago is popular throughout the country particularly with fans from his alma mater Notre Dame and is also known as a star of several Subway commercials.The 27 year-old turned pro in 2010 and has wins over undefeated Peter Lewison (6-0), as well as a 6-round majority decision over Paul Gonsalves on July 25 in his hometown of Chicago.
To find out more on Mike Lee, click www.mikeleeboxing.com

Tapusoa of Independence, MO has faced 4 undefeated fighters and has a win over Nick Guivas (4-0-1).An additional television bout will be announced at a later date. Also slated to appear on the off-tv portion card are Super Middleweight Devaun Lee (3-1, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, NY; Cruiserweight Armin Mrkanovic (6-2, 3 KO’s) of Queens, NY; Cruiserweight Dave Valykeo (4-3) of Neptune, NJ; Middleweight Henry Beckford (0-1) of New York and pro debuting Phillip LeGrand.Tickets for this great evening of boxing can be purchased at www.rwnewyork.com or www.etix.com. 1st Bout is at 8 PM with the doors opening at 7 PMResorts World Casino New York City is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY

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COMMENTS

-The Commish :

Derric Rossy is persistent, if nothing else, as is his longtime promoter, Sal Musumeci. Together, they have made drive after drive towards the top of the heavyweight ratings, and each time, Rossy has fallen short. Losses to the likes of Eddie Chambers (twice), Kubrat Pulev, Maurice Harris, Audley Harrison, Joey Dawejko, Alexander Dimitrenko, Fres Oquendo and, most recently, Vyacheslav Glazkov, have derailed his title bound express. Together, their loyalty to one another--along with their persistence--has paid off yet again. With Musumeci being able to secure a date on the CBS Sports Network, it was Rossy whom Musumeci tapped to headline the February 14 card. I would put Rossy in the same league as guys like Kali Meehan, Alex Leapai and even Cris Arreola and Derrik Chisora. He's a fun interview, too. That's why he'll be joining me & Gerry Cooney on our SiriusXM show between 6-8 PM (ET). He doesn't always win. But he always makes great radio. -Randy G.


-oubobcat :

Derric Rossy is persistent, if nothing else, as is his longtime promoter, Sal Musumeci. Together, they have made drive after drive towards the top of the heavyweight ratings, and each time, Rossy has fallen short. Losses to the likes of Eddie Chambers (twice), Kubrat Pulev, Maurice Harris, Audley Harrison, Joey Dawejko, Alexander Dimitrenko, Fres Oquendo and, most recently, Vyacheslav Glazkov, have derailed his title bound express. Together, their loyalty to one another--along with their persistence--has paid off yet again. With Musumeci being able to secure a date on the CBS Sports Network, it was Rossy whom Musumeci tapped to headline the February 14 card. I would put Rossy in the same league as guys like Kali Meehan, Alex Leapai and even Cris Arreola and Derrik Chisora. He's a fun interview, too. That's why he'll be joining me & Gerry Cooney on our SiriusXM show between 6-8 PM (ET). He doesn't always win. But he always makes great radio. -Randy G.
Rossy usually makes for entertaining fights and generally pushes his opponents even in losing efforts. He is in a tough spot as he is not really an opponent but not really a contender. For example, prospects don't want to get in with him because of the threat he poses. Its a high risk low reward fight. He beat Glazkov in August and was absolutely hosed on the decision. I am glad to see him getting another opportunity. And glad to see more boxing on television.