Archive for October, 2016
Uncasville, CT – Main Events is proud to announce Virgilijus “The Terminator” Stapulionis (18-3-1, 13 KOs) will face Patrick Day (12-2-1, 6 KOs) in the main event of the premiere of Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series on Nov. 26 at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut in a ten-round junior middleweight battle.
Stapulionis, 30, is originally from Pasvalys, Lithuania but came to the United States last year when he signed with world-renowned manager, Egis Klimas. He made his US debut on Dec. 3, 2015 with a second round TKO over Cesar Vila in Costa Mesa, California. After he stopped Laszlo Fazekas of Hungary on the Kovalev-Pascal II undercard in Montreal, Quebec Canada earlier this year, he signed a promotional contract with Main Events. In his most recent bout, Virgilijus defeated previously-undefeated Nathaniel Gallimore in a ten-round split decision in El Monte, California. This fight with Day will be his first on the east coast of the US. (continue reading…)
Limited Tickets still available for this Friday night’s 12th annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Awards Dinner at Mohegan Sun
UNCASVILLE, CT - Limited tickets are still available for this Friday night’s 12TH annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Gala Induction Ceremony and Awards Dinner in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.
The Class of 2016 inductees are Stamford amateur coach/boxer Orlando Montalvo, Newington former ESPN boxing director Bob Yalen, Wallingford boxer Sean Malone, Jr., New Bedford (MA) boxer “Sucra” Ray Oliveira, Waterbury judge/referee John “Duke” Lawson and Mashantucket Pequot Game & Athletic commissioner Kenny Reels.
The 2016 CBHOF award winners are its first female Boxer of the Year, Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent; Jacob Marrero, Amateur Boxer of the Year; Mike Mazzulli, Professional Boxing Official of the Year; Heather Concepcion, Amateur Boxing Official of the Year; Pete Hary, Contribution to Professional Boxing; and Carlos Nieves Contribution to Amateur Boxing. (continue reading…)
By Ricardo Ibarra
WARM SPRINGS, OR – Heavyweight Juan Esquivel (5-0, 5 KOs), of Zillah, Washington, scored a second round stoppage victory over Daniel Gilbert (0-1) in one of two pro bouts featured Saturday night at the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa in Warm Springs, Oregon, capping off Warm Springs Nation Boxing’s twelve bout Pro/Am show.
Esquivel, who was fighting for the first time in two years, used a crafty shoulder roll defense in the first to avoid his aggressive opponent’s looping flurries and find openings for his counter straight rights and left hooks. Esquivel consistently out-landed Gilbert and hurt him badly with a right to the gut as the round came to an end. (continue reading…)
“Guerra En El Clemente“
Saturday night, Oct. 29, 2016
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW
MAIN EVENT – SPECIAL CATCHWEIGHT (129 lbs.) ATTRACTION – 12 ROUNDS
Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. (24-6-1, 19 KOs), Bayamon, Puerto Rico 129 lbs.
Juan Manuel Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs), Caguas, Puerto Rico 128.6 lbs.
Dibella Entertainment Forced To Cancel Remaining 2016 Show Dates in New York State Due To State Regulations
Dibella: “(Boxing) has, for all intents and purposes, been evicted by a legislature willfully ignorant of both the boxing and insurance industries.”
NEW YORK – DiBella Entertainment (“DBE”), the most active boxing promoter in New York and one of the foremost in the United States, announced Friday that it has released its dates on hold with the New York State Athletic Commission through the end of the year, effectively ending the boxing program in New York until at least 2017. The announcement is a direct result of New York’s new insurance requirements, which have made it impossible for promoters to purchase the coverage necessary to do an event in the state and the New York State Athletic Commission’s failure to use its authority to alter the requirements. (continue reading…)