Archive for September, 2012
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – Promoter Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, hosted the final pre-fight “Road To Glory” press conference today in the Celebrity Room at MGM Grand at Foxwoods for Saturday night’s special HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader, live from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
“Road To Glory,” headlined by a 10-round title bout featuring undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs), fighting out of nearby Worcester, Massachusetts, defending his United States Boxing Association (USBA) against unbeaten power-puncher Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs), of Union City, New Jersey. (continue reading…)
TOTOWA, NJ – Up and coming light heavyweight superstar, Sergey Kovalev, 19-01, 17 KO’s, has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Main Events.The Kovalev camp and the Main Events team are ecstatic about the deal.
Egis Klimas, Kovalev’s manager explained, “We are finally in the right place. I knocked on many doors: Golden Boy, Top Rank, and more; However no one took it seriously that Sergey Kovalev will be the next big champion in his weight division. But Main Events has the same beliefs. They did take us seriously. We signed with them and we are very happy with our decision.” (continue reading…)
Jason ‘Monstruo’ Escalera in HBO Showdown vs. Edwin ‘La Bomba’ Rodriguez This Sat. Night at Foxwoods Casino!
NEW YORK, NY (September 26 2012) This Saturday night, SEPTEMBER 29, undefeated super middleweight prospect Jason “Monstruo” Escalera will challenge world ranked and fellow undefeated Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez in the HBO Boxing after Dark, “Road To Glory” televised ten round main event at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The 27-year-old Escalera, 13-0-1 (12KO’s), fighting out of Union City, New Jersey, has become a must-see attraction in the New York area with his show-stopping knockouts. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK CITY (September 26 2012) – Staten Island light heavyweight Marcus Browne, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, has signed with the most powerful advisor in boxing, Al Haymon.
Browne was the first Atlas Cops & Kids Boxing Program product to compete in the Olympic Games. Browne is a two-time National PAL champion and 2012 USA Boxing National gold medalist who is trained by Gary Stark at the Park Hill Boxing Club,
Haymon has also signed Browne’s 2012 U.S. Boxing teammates Terrell Gausha, Dominic Breazeale, Rau’shee Warren and Errol Spence Jr. Haymon’s client list includes Floyd Mayweather Jr., Andre Berto, Adrien Broner, Austin Trout, Peter Quillin, Gary Russell Jr., and Chris Arreola, among the more notables. (continue reading…)
HBO BAD tripleheader Sept. 29 at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino
NEW YORK, NY - Crowd pleasers Ryan “Polish Prince” Kielczewski and Sonya Lamonakis could steal the “Road To Glory” show from a card stacked with world-class fighters, on the undercard of Saturday night’s DiBella Entertainment-presented special HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader, live from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The angelic-looking Kielczewski (13-0, 2 KOs), fighting out of Quincy, MA, puts his unbeaten record on the line against Jeremy McLaurin (9-3, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout. An entertaining super featherweight who looks more like a choirboy than prizefighter, the 23-year-old “Ryan K” was a standout amateur (118-26 record) boxer, highlighted by a silver medal performance in the 2008 National Golden Gloves tournament.
Greece-native Lamonakis (6-0-2, 1 KO), a heavyweight from Turner Falls, MA, takes on Tanzee Daniels (4-1-1, 1 KO), out of Queens (NY). Lamonakis’ aggressive style is in stark contrast to the mild-mannered, caring elementary school teacher that she is in her “real world” at PS241 in Manhattan. (continue reading…)