It's with a sense of real happiness that I can announce that my long time pal, Ron Lipton is back as a referee for NY State. Below is a note from Ron with links to watching the fight live.
As all of you who are familiar with Ron know this has been a long time coming...
To all my friends who would like to see this show in person or online live.
I will be refereeing at the Poughkeepsie Civic Center, May 12th Saturday, doors open 6:30PM. It is my first return to the ring in 14 year.
My son Brett will be with me.
The former boxing Commissioner Randy Gordon is doing the color commentary live on line, which will also show the fights live for $15 online.
See links below.
Address: 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 1 (845) 454-5800
Irish Invasion “streaming” May 12
May 3rd, 2012
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (May 3, 2012) – The entire May 12th “Irish Invasion” card, headlined by undefeated Irish super featherweight prospect Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (25-0, 11 KOs), will be streamed online live at www.ustream.tv/bslive.
Hyland takes on veteran Frankie Archuleta (27-9-1, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event, at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.
“Irish Invasion” is being presented by Final Round Promotions, in association with Team Snooki Boxing and Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, and sponsored in part by Title Boxing.
Viewers may register now to watch “Irish Invasion” by going to www.ustream.tv/bslive for $15.00. Check for replay details.
Calling all of the action from ringside will be Randy Gordon, who hosts “Friday Night at the Fights” on Sirius XM Satellite Radio along with co-host “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney. The well-known and highly-respected Gordon served as Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission from 1988-1995, as well as Editor-in-Chief of The Ring Magazine (1979-1983) and Boxing Illustrated. He has been an on-air commentator for ESPN, USA Network, SportsChannel, MSG Network, FNN, CNN, KMOX and WFAN.
Yonkers (NY) super featherweight Chazz McDowell (5-1, 1 KOs) faces Cuban-born Yuniel Ramos in the six-round co-feature, while Canadian light welterweight Natasha Spencer (3-0-1, 2 KOs) tangles with Racquel Bailey (1-1-1) in a six-round female match. Unbeaten Maryland light heavyweight prospect Thomas Williams, Jr. (7-0, 4 KOs) fights an opponent to be determined in a six-round bout.
Also fighting on the undercard in separate four-round bouts are undefeated Newburgh light welterweight favorite Treysean Wiggins (3-0, 3 KOs) vs. Larenzo Wilson (1-1-1), New York City light middleweight Valdrin Muriqi (2-1) vs. Philip Burnette (2-3, 1 KOs), former USA Mid-American middleweight champion Bryant “The Spartan” Pappas (13-0-1, 13 KOs) vs. Josh Williams (5-4, 4 KOs), Brooklyn super middleweight Travis “The Notorious” Peterkin (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. TBA, and Waterbury (CT) light welterweight Jair Ramos (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Anthony “Pride of Virginia” Royal (0-1-1). All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Pappas, a sergeant in the Yonkers Police Department, is a cancer survivor who is donating his purse to cancer research. Team Snooki Boxing is donating $1.00 from each sold ticket to Rolling Thunder, Chapter III New York to support needy U.S. military veterans.
Tickets, reasonably priced at $35.00, $50.00 and $100.00 (Gold Ringside), are available to purchase at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and through all Ticketmaster outlets.
Doors open at 6:30 PM/ET with the first bout scheduled for 7:30 PM/ET. Go to www.teamsnookiboxing.com for additional information.
About Final Round Promotions: A full service boxing and MMA promotional company, Final Round Promotions is based in Poughkeepsie, New York and operated by Mike Pascale and Brian Burke.
About Team Snooki Boxing: Founded by one of the stars of MTV’s reality show, Jersey Shore, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and her father, Andy, Team Snooki Boxing handle Patrick Hyland.
About Rolling Thunder, Chapter III New York: The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize POW-MIA issues: To educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action. Go online to www.rtnych3.com for more information about his non-profit organization that is also committed to helping American veterans from all wars.