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Iron Mike Productions returns Thursday to Sands Resort Bethlehem in PA

by on Apr.22, 2014, under Press Releases

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL- Hall of Famer Mike Tyson’s promotional company, Iron Mike Productions (IMP), returns this Thursday night to Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with another installment of “KO Kings of Tomorrow.”
Florida light heavyweight Rowland Bryant (17-3, 12 KOs takes on Pittsburgh veteran Rayco “War” Saunders (23-22-2, 10 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Bryant is a late replacement for recently injured Dominican light heavyweight Lenin Castillo (11-0, 7 KOs).
After a prolonged absence, 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Alex “El Pollo” DeJesus (20-1, 13 KOs) returns to the ring in a six-round bout against Mexican welterweight Gerardo Pipino Cuevas, Jr. (17-11, 5 KOs), the son of former world champion Pipino Cuevas. (continue reading…)

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Dibella Entertainment Announces Exclusive Partnership With NY Golden Gloves

by on Apr.21, 2014, under Press Releases


NY Golden Gloves Finals To Be Aired As Part of Broadway Boxing Series 
New York, NY – This past Wednesday and Thursday, the famed New York Golden Gloves finals took place before a packed house at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Following the completion of the finals, it was officially announced that the New York Daily News and DiBella Entertainment have entered into an exclusive joint partnership.  The broadcasts of the finals will be shown on SNY as well as Comcast affiliations as part of DBE’s popular Broadway Boxing series.
“DBE is thrilled to forge this partnership with the New York Golden Gloves. The Gloves are one of the preeminent amateur tournaments in the world and a New York institution. Broadway Boxing has become the home for many former New York Golden Glovers. It is natural for DBE and Broadway Boxing to join forces with the Golden Gloves to bring this exciting action to our viewers,” said Lou DiBella, who served as the lead commentator on the broadcast both nights.  (continue reading…)

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HBO Latino Doubleheader Announced for May 31st

by on Apr.21, 2014, under Press Releases

Luis "KO King" Rosa, Jr.

Luis “KO King” Rosa, Jr.

Fortuna v. Rodriguez, Rosa v. Del Valle at The New Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas

NEW YORK, N Y – On Saturday, May 31, boxing returns to The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas with an exciting doubleheader featuring Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna taking on Juan Antonio Rodriguez and Luis Rosa against Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle. Tickets start at just $37 for the event, which will take place in the Tropicana Pavilion. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO Latino at 12 midnight EST ( 9 p.m. local start time in Las Vegas).  In addition to the HBO Latino telecast, the HBO2 service will air the doubleheader with English language commentary at 12 midnight (ET/PT).
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The main event will feature former world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (24-0-1, 18 KOs) taking on heavy-handed contender Juan Antonio Rodriguez (26-4, 23 KOs) for 10 rounds in the super featherweight division. The co-feature will pit undefeated contender Luis Rosa (16-0, 7 KOs) against the once-beaten, top 10-rated Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (18-1, 13 KOs) for 10 rounds in the super bantamweight division.
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Iron Mike Productions/Shobox results from Pittsburgh

by on Apr.21, 2014, under Press Releases

Sammy Vasquez, Jr. remains unbeaten - Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

Sammy Vasquez, Jr. remains unbeaten – Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

Don’t Miss The Replay on Thursday, April 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT On SHOWTIME EXTREME
MONROEVILLE, PA – Rod Salka put on a boxing clinic for Alexei Collado in Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation main event. And then he stated his case for a world title shot.
Salka was the more intelligent and effective fighter from the opening bell, pounding the body and utilizing his superior movement in an impressive 10-round unanimous decision victory (96-94, 96-93, 96-93) over the previously undefeated Collado at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., just down the road from his hometown of Bunola, Pa.
The naturally bigger fighter, Salka scored a third-round knockdown and essentially kept Collado at bay, limiting him to looping, clubbing right hands that rarely landed. (continue reading…)

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Mike Tyson IMP/Shobox weigh in and final press conference

by on Apr.18, 2014, under Press Releases

 (L-R) Alexei Collado, IMP president Mike Tyson and Rod Salka  - Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

(L-R) Alexei Collado, IMP president Mike Tyson and Rod Salka – Photo by Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (April 17, 2014) – It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost.
Tyson seemed right at home in his new role as promoter Thursday as he guided his Iron Mike Productions fighters through the final press conference and weigh-in for tomorrow’s ShoBox: The New Generation event.
Friday’s tripleheader airs live on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson’s last 18 fights, at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., located outside of the Pittsburgh.
Tyson egged on his fighters, enticed trash talking and did his best to create some controversy during the presser before the official weigh-in. In other words, typical Tyson.  
“Listen, I don’t want to hear you guys talk about respect for each other,” Tyson said. “I want to hear what you guys are going to do to each other tomorrow night. I want to hear that you’re going to knock him out. (continue reading…)

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