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Giovanni Lorenzo: ‘Andy Lee deserves better challenge than Peter Quillin!’

by on Jan.14, 2012, under Boxing News


New York, New York, January 13, 2012 – Middleweight contender and New York City native Giovanni “EL Chico Malo” Lorenzo has heard the rumors about a proposed Andy Lee/Peter Quillin bout for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The proposed bout would take place on the HBO televised undercard of the Middleweight World Championship bout between Sergio Martinez and Matthew Macklin. (continue reading…)

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Jeff Lacy: ‘Hey Nick Diaz, if you want blood, you got it!’

by on May.12, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, (May 12, 2011) Enjoying his birthday on Thursday morning with his family, former super middleweight boxing champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy has heard the rumors amidst the mixed martial arts world about his fight with Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz and wants to clear the air.
“I’ve agreed to the fight, his side sent out a press release saying he had agreed to the fight. But I’ve heard through the grapevine that he’s not serious about this, that maybe his so-called heavy hands can’t back up his big talk” said Lacy. (continue reading…)

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Prenice Brewer Ready for Primetime: Cleveland Prospect Heads to Chicago for ESPN2 Fight on August 6th

by on Jul.30, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Photo courtesy of Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

Photo courtesy of Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

CLEVELAND, OH, July 29, 2010 — Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Prenice Brewer heads to Chicago, Illinois on Friday, August 6th to face Patrick Lopez in the eight round co-main event on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights at the UIC Pavilion.

The 22 year old Brewer, born and raised in Cleveland, brings a record of 15-0-1 with six knockouts into battle against the Londonberry, New Hampshire, native Lopez, 19-2-0 (11KO’s). (continue reading…)

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Oquendo wins NABO & USBA Title Straps, Forces King to Quit on His Stool

by on Feb.23, 2010, under Boxing News

Report and photos by Juan C. Ayllon at ringside

Fres Oquendo (left) sends spray flying from Demetrice King's head with a thudding right.

Fres Oquendo (left) sends spray flying from Demetrice King's head with a thudding right.

HAMMOND, Ind., February 20, 2010 –Carol Stream, Illinois heavyweight boxer Fres Oquendo said that his opponent would be dangerous, but he’d box carefully and chop him down.  And that’s exactly what he did over nine rounds.

Built like a stubby tree trunk at roughly 5’ 10” and 273 lbs., Demetrice King manifests the quintessential dangerous opponent.  Just ask Bowie Tupou, an undefeated Tongan puncher with 18 wins and 14 knockouts whom King flattened in two rounds last August.  Or former alphabet soup heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs, a banger who gave former champ Lennox Lewis fits before getting stopped himself back in 1998; he was knocked down three times by King in March 2005 before stopping him in the second round, and less than a year and a half later, Briggs went on to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title.  Sporting a record of 15-17 and 13 knockout wins, King had only been stopped by Briggs.  (continue reading…)

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Six Action-Packed Bouts at Tonight’s ‘Tinley Park Rumble’

by on Jun.12, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases


MERRILLVILLE, Ind., June 12 – Fighters for Octavius James’ One In A Million Inc.’s loaded card dubbed the “Tinley Park Rumble” looked incredible as they hit the scales prior to their showdowns tonight at the Holiday Inn/ Tinley Park Convention Center.

Former sparring partners look to settle the score in what is shaping up to be a brutal and bruising 10-round main event when Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-2-2, 12 KOs) and Iron” Orphius Waite (5-0, 3 KOs) lock horns in tonight Main Event.

“All the talking and stared downs are over for them and it’s time to see who really is the best,” said Octavius James, C.E.O. of One In A Million, of the highly anticipated Walker vs. Waite main event. (continue reading…)

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