Main Events Strengthens Stable with Signing of Two New England Locals: Middleweight Thomas Falowo and Heavyweight Prospect Cassius Chaney
Totowa, NJ – Main Events adds two new fighters to their already impressive stable with the signing of two New England prospects: middleweight Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo (13-3, 8 KOs) of Providence, Rhode Island and heavyweight Cassius Chaney (1-0, 1 KO) of New Haven, Connecticut.
Falowo, 26, is coming off an impressive win over his long-time amateur rival, Russell Lamour, on ESPN Friday Night Fights on January 30 at Foxwoods in Connecticut. The two met several times as amateurs with Lamour winning all but one match-up but, in their first fight as pros, Falowo took the victory in an exciting unanimous decision.
The Souljah made his professional debut in 2010 with a second round stoppage of Odias Dumezil after which he stopped his next three opponents and won his first six professional bouts. Prior to his win over Lamour, Falowo suffered defeat at the hands of former amateur standout Ronald Gavril on Showtime. Notably, two of Falowo’s three career losses have come at the hands of undefeated fighters.
Elite Women’s Division
By Karl Hegman
1. Virginia Fuchs 112 lbs.
Nationally ranked Number Two Flyweight by USA Boxing. Southpaw Fuchs has made big strides in the last year as she has shored up and stabilized both her offense and defense. She has lost three straight years in the USA Boxing national championship finals to AIBA World Flyweight Champion Marlen Esparza. With a little more hustle, she would have beaten Marlen a couple of times as there have been two very controversial decisions in the series of fights between them.
Fuchs dropped Esparza in the National PAL Championship finals with a straight left hand. But an aged, visually challenged senior citizen referee failed to see the punch which happened right in front of him. She will get her final chance at The Champion in October at the Olympic Trials. Fuchs trains at former Unified Lightweight Boxing Champion Juan Diazs’ Baby Bull Gym and is representing the United States as of this writing in a U.S. versus China tournament in Atlanta. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK – Limited tickets are still available for this Sunday afternoon’s (April 26, 12:30-5:30 p.m. ET) fourth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.
Renown ring announcer David Diamante will once again serve as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.
The 2015 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members: Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair and Neil Terens.
Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. All NYSBHOF plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK - In February, for the first time in its 12-year existence, DiBella Entertainment brought its popular Broadway Boxing series north and headed to the suburbs of Westchester County. The result was a sold-out event and a huge hit amongst fans. On Friday, May 8th, the series will once again return to the beautiful Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, NY, with another exciting nine-bout card. Headlining the card will be the much-anticipated ring return and homecoming of Westchester County-native Boyd Melson (14-1, 4KO’s), as he takes on fellow New Yorker Mike Ruiz (17-8, 9KO’s) in a 10-round super welterweight battle for the WBC USNBC title.
Exciting undefeated local talent also scheduled to appear on the card include Danny Valle (5-0, 3KO’s), Alex Vanasse (1-0, 1KO), Max Tassy (3-0, 1KO) and Maxito Sainvil (1-0, 1KO).
Nicknamed “The Rainmaker”, the West Point Cadet Melson was an accomplished amateur. Competing for the West Point amateur boxing team, Melson won the 48th World Military Boxing Championship gold medal in the 69 kg. weight class and was a four-time United States Army champion, a three-time NCBA All-American boxer, a four-time West Point Brigade Open Boxing Champion, as well as being a recipient of the Colonel Marcus Award. (continue reading…)
NEW YORK (Apr. 20, 2015) – Author Rich Blake will be tomorrow night’s (Tuesday, April 21) special Ring 8 guest speaker at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.
Blake is a veteran New York City-based author who has written, Slats: The Legend & Life of Jimmy Slattery, to be released next month by publisher No Frills Buffalo. Blake is best known for covering the financial world for numerous publications, including Institutional Investor, ABCNews.com and Reuters HedgeWorld. He was a co-founder and executive editor of Trader Monthly magazine. The 46-year-old Buffalo native is the author of two non-fiction books, The Day Donny Herbert Woke Up and Talking Proud: Rediscovering the Magical Season of the 1980 Buffalo Bills. He also is co-author of a third work of non-fiction, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager. (continue reading…)