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Dominik Britsch vs. Luis Crespo on February 2nd

Dominik Britsch (26-1-1, 9 KOs) has faith. Not only does he believe in
himself but also in the fact that he has learned all the right lessons out
of his last fight, which simultaneously was his first defeat as a
professional. And he is aiming to prove that when he steps inside the ring
of the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin – but he will do so as a
super-middleweight. The opponent of the night will be Luis Crespo (8-3-1, 4
KOs) who has done something Britsch could not: beat Roberto Santos! Back in
February 2012, the 25-year-old German fought out a gritty draw and seven
months later lost the rematch in Bamberg, Germany.

“Everything was going according to plan. It was a pretty easy fight – maybe
a bit too easy right until round seven. Until then I was performing well,”
remembers the orthodox fighter about the EU Title clash. But suddenly he
felt distracted: “Out of nowhere I lost my mouth guard and consequently my
concentration. Shortly after that, he landed a shot to my liver. I did
manage to get into the break and regain some strength but from that moment
on my mind was just completely off,” Britsch explains the blackout. Shortly
after he was taken out of the fight in round eight.

However according to Britsch himself, he has learnt his lessons: “I have to
ensure that I am always 100 percent focused. My mind has to be on the fight
right from the beginning to the end.”

Now Britsch wants to prove that he has learnt his lesson when he takes on
Luis Crespo. The man from Spain is not just a tough opposition because he
beat Santos. Crespo fights as a southpaw and also has a reach advantage over
Britsch. “That is exactly the kind of challenge I need after such a loss,”
says the prodigy of Coach Ulli Wegner. “I am fighting a man who beat the guy
I lost to. Mentally I can rehabilitate myself with a victory.”

It seems like Dominik Britsch is back and only looking ahead. He definitely
has not lost sight of the goals he is chasing after. “One day I want to be a
European or world champion. That is why I became a professional in the first
place. But first of all, I have to prove that I am better than my last
fight. In order to do so, I need to show a convincing performance against
Crespo.”

Tickets for the big fight night at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin can be
purchased at www.boxen.com and www.eventim.de.

Thompson Boxing Inks Giovanni Santillan and Joshua Conley!

Orange, CA (January 11, 2012) – Thompson Boxing Promotions is opening 2013 strong with the new additions of two Southern Californian prospects.
Freshly inked to the growing list of Thompson Boxing prodigies are Giovanni Santillan and Joshua Conley.

Santillan, 21, was born and raised in San Diego where he amassed an amateur record of 85 wins and only five losses. He was also a member of the U.S. Junior National Boxing team. The lanky southpaw junior welterweight was a rival of Frankie Gomez and would be thrilled to get into battle with him as a professional. Santillan has a pro record of six wins and no losses and will fight under the Thompson banner on February 22; he is managed by Bob Calhoun.

Added Giovanni Santillan, “I’m happy to be promoted by Thompson Boxing. I have fought several fights on their cards in the past and I am comfortable with their shows. And how well they move their guys. Their shows are always packed with excited fans that really loves boxing. I am proud to be a part of their stable and can’t wait to make them proud!”

Conley, 20, is a junior middleweight trained by his father Jimmy Williams and hails from San Bernardino; he will be making his debut as a Thompson Boxing fighter on February 22 at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel. Currently he has four wins and no losses. All four wins have come by decisive knockout. As an amateur he had 90 bouts.

“I am excited to be added to Thompson’s growing list of boxing stars. I am confident in my ability to continue winning and will continue to put in hard work as I have been. My teams knows of my potential and we feel that teaming up with Thompson Boxing is what is needed to take me to the next level of my career,” said Joshua Conley who is advised by esteemed trainer Henry Ramirez.

“We are always looking for the best talent out there and we have found two diamonds in the rough,” said Ken Thompson upon signing both boxers. “These young men will set themselves in a great adventure that will lead them to a belt and a better future, we want to make sure that happens.”

Thompson Boxing Promotions has a busy year ahead. On Saturday, January 19 Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos will lace up his gloves and go toe-to-toe against Richard “Rocky” Martinez LIVE on HBO for the WBO Jr. Lightweight title.

YORGEY READY FOR CHARLO SHOWDOWN

BRIDGEPORT, PA (January 11, 2013)—Jr. Middleweight contender, “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey is looking forward to his Showtime televised ten round encounter with undefeated Jermell Charlo that will take place on January 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Yorgey (25-1-1, 12 Knockouts) of Bridgeport, PA knows that this is a great opportunity get himself back in the title picture with a win and knows that Charlo is a quality fighter behind his record that reads 19-0 with 9 knockouts.

“We were offered the fight and we didn’t know much on Charlo”, said Yorgey.

“I know he is a very sound fighter but he hasn’t fought any big names but we know he can fight”

Yorgey knows that this fight has the potential to steal the show that is headlined by Lucas Matthysse battling Mike Dallas Jr.

“I really feel that this is a great fight for boxing, the fans and will see a television friendly fight. When I found out this would be on Showtime I knew it would be a great opportunity so I jumped at it.”

Yorgey has won three in a row since his lone pro defeat to Alfredo Angulo and he feels that he may have taken lightly by Charlo

“I know a win puts me back to where I was before the Angulo fight. I know that people are sleeping on me because of that fight and that’s fine by me because I know I have the skills and experience to win on January 26th”

“That great thing about this game is that everything can change with one punch and I plan on putting myself right back in the title picture on January 26th”

Yorgey is training in Reading, Pennsylvania under Marshall Kauffman and veteran trainer believes that Yorgey is ready and deserving of this high profile fight

“Harry deserves this opportunity to show what he is made of. He is getting great work in the gym and he will be in prime shape on January 26th”

Yorgey’s promoter Arthur Pelullo of Banner Promotions agrees and sees a breakthrough performance from Yorgey

“Harry had one bad night and people will be underestimating him but we are excited that Harry will put on a great performance and earn himself another big fight when he defeats Charlo”, said Pelullo




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