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‘Ice’ John Scully’s 3rd Amateur Boxing Reunion Featuring Micky Ward, Dickie Ecklund, Roy Jones, Jr., Lawrence Clay-Bey, 1998 National PAL 85 lb. JO Champion Dwayne ‘Super D’ Hairston, 1985 USA/ABF National Champion Kevin ‘KB’ Bryant, Mike Dampolo and More a Success!

by on Sep.05, 2015, under Boxing News

By John ‘Ice’ Scully

On Saturday,  August 15 at the Hard Rock restaurant inside Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, I held my 3rd official amateur boxer reunion, and the turnout was spectacular. My first two reunions were held in Las Vegas last December with the likes of Alex Ramos, Mike McCallum, Lamon Brewster and Montell Griffin showing up and this past June in New York City, with former champions Junior Jones and Iran “The Blade” Barkley in attendance.

This one at the biggest casino in the world featured an even deeper guest list as the likes of “The Fighter” Mickey Ward and his brother Dickie Ecklund, former two-time welterweight champion Marlon Starling, 1996 and 2004 U.S. Olympic super heavyweights Lawrence Clay-Bey and Jason Estrada and “Poison” Junior Jones made their way in. (continue reading…)

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Undefeated Heavyweight Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz to Make His Golden Boy Promotions Debut Against Veteran Alex Gonzales Tuesday, November 26 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida

by on Nov.24, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

SUNRISE, FLORIDA, November 22, 2013 — Fighting in his adopted home state of Florida for the first time since 2012, highly-touted Cuban heavyweight contender Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz will make his Golden Boy Promotions debut against fellow southpaw Alex Gonzales of Puerto Rico in a featured bout at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The 10-round bout was added to the fight card after the matchup between Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis and Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson was removed from the card.

In the Golden Boy Live! main event, airing on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, heavyweight star Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver returns to action to face Mike Sheppard for the vacant NABA Heavyweight crown. In the co-main event, undefeated bantamweight Randy “El Matador” Caballero makes his Florida debut against local southpaw Jessy Cruz of Miami. Also featured on the card will be unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale, who takes on Nagy Aguilera in an eight-round televised bout. (continue reading…)

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Heavyweights Antonio Tarver and Mike Sheppard Headline Fox Sports 1 & Fox Deportes Broadcast as Golden Boy Live! Returns to the BB&T Center on Tuesday, November 26

by on Oct.20, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Undefeated Heavyweight Luis Ortiz Also to Be Featured as the Co-Main Event Match Up Against an Opponent to Be Announced. Tickets On Sale Now!

SUNRISE, FL, October 14, 2013 — Boxing’s popular new fight series Golden Boy Live! is back at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, November 26 with a stacked card featuring the return of former World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver facing West Virginia veteran Mike Sheppard in the 10 round main event which will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also, featured on the card will be the Golden Boy Promotions debut of undefeated Cuban heavyweight star Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz against a fighter to be announced in the co-featured fight that will get Florida fight fans up and cheering from bell to bell.

“I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring and showing the world that the ‘Magic Man’ is better than ever and ready for the big fights,” said Tarver. “This is the perfect opportunity to make a statement at home and I can’t wait.” (continue reading…)

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Cuban Heavyweight Sensation Luis Ortiz Crushes Opponent in 2!

by on Jul.26, 2013, under Boxing News


Luis Ortiz (photo courtesy of )

Luis Ortiz (photo courtesy of )

MIAMI, FL – On July 20, 2013, undefeated Cuban sensation Luis Ortiz (20-0, 17 KOs) scored another spectacular knockout when he sent Joseph Rabotte of Myrtle Beach, NC, through the ropes with a crisp three-punch combination toward the end of the second round.

“It was one of the most brutal KOs that I’ve ever seen,” said Dino Spencer, trainer of Ortiz and co-owner of the legendary 5th St. Gym in Miami Beach, Florida. (continue reading…)

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