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Jean Pascal with GYM and Interbox

by on Apr.17, 2014, under Press Releases

MONTREAL – This afternoon at La Cage aux Sports Boucherville, Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) and InterBox announced that they had reached an agreement with Jean Pascal Promotions to ensure the services of the NABF Champion and WBC Diamond Belt light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), who recently defeated Lucian Bute.

The multi-fight agreement was signed last Saturday between President Yvon Michel of GYM, InterBox President Jean Bédard and Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Jean Pascal Promotions, Greg Leon. (continue reading…)

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Mike Tyson Making Most Of His Time In Pittsburgh Before Friday’s ShoBox Telecast

by on Apr.17, 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

PITTSBURGH, Pa.  – Legendary former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson took a break from his promotional duties for Friday’s ShoBox The New Generation tripleheader to enjoy arcade games with two of his children at Latitude 40 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions will make its promotional debut on SHOWTIME®, home of 16 of Tyson’s last 18 fights, live at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa., located outside of the Steel City. 
Joining Tyson at Latitude 40 prior to a press conference and meet-and-greet with fans was his daughter, Milan, and his son,  Morocco. 
In the 10-round main event, heavy-hitting Cuban lightweight Alexei “The Hurricane” Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), of Miami, Fla., by way Cork, Ireland, and Havana, Cuba, will be opposed by his toughest opponent to-date, Pittsburgh-area crowd favorite “Lightning” Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs), of Bunola, Pa. (continue reading…)

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Collazo fighting Khan, and fighting for Kidney disease awareness

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Press Releases

LAS VEGAS – Former WBA Welterweight World Champion boxer Luis Collazo will once again demonstrate his support for The NephCure Foundation when he meets Amir Khan in a critical confrontation May 3 as the co-featured bout on the blockbuster Floyd Mayweather card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

When he knocked out Victor Ortiz before his hometown fans Jan. 30 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Collazo entered the ring with NEPHCURE.ORG emblazoned on his robe and on the back of his trunks in support of the kidney disease patient advocacy group and his teenage friend, Allie Genatt, who suffers from the debilitating kidney disease FSGS.  Collazo will sport similar NEPHCURE.ORG  identification in the ring on May 3, when he takes on Khan, the popular, British, multi-sanctioning body junior welterweight champion who is moving up to the 147-pound welterweight division.    (continue reading…)

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“Pittsburgh Power” professional boxing Fact Sheet

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Press Releases

Friday, April 18, 2014
Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
Vacant WBC Interim FECARBOX Lightweight Championship (10)
Alexei Collado (18-0, 16 KOs), Miami, Florida by way of Cuba
Rod Salka (18-3, 3 KOs)
Vacant WBC Junior Welterweight Championship (8)
Felix Diaz (14-0, 8 KOs), Oxnard, California by way of Dominican Republic
Emmanuel Lartey (15-1-1, 7 KOs), Brooklyn, New York by way of Ghana
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Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin fighting for respect Saturday on SHOWTIME

by on Apr.15, 2014, under Press Releases


NEW YORK CITY  – Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion of the World, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, is fighting for respect this Saturday night on SHOWTIME against No. 2 ranked Czech challenger Lukas Konecny (50-4, 23 KOs).
Quillin vs. Konecny is part of a Golden Boy Promotions event, sponsored by Corona and AT&T, and headlined by the world light heavyweight unification fight between IBF champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and WBA title-holder Beibut Shumenov.  The live SHOWTIME tripleheader telecast will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).
Quillin is a victim of a network war. The 30-year-old Cuban-American fights on Showtime but other top world middleweight champions such as Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin are tied to HBO.  Critics, however, have unfairly write about whom Quillin hasn’t fought instead of his many accomplishments. (continue reading…)

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