Latest Boxing News: Harris, Ramos, Dallas, Bunce and More
Boxing is back at Medieval Times! Former world champion Vivian Harris will headline “Knockout Knights” when big-time boxing returns to the beautiful Medieval Times Castle in Lyndhurst, NJ on Wednesday, October 29th.
The hard-hitting Harris, a Guyanese native who resides in Brooklyn, New York, has long been on the list of boxing’s most avoided fighters. A pro since 1997, Harris finally made a splash in 2002 when he fought and knocked out Diosbelys Hurtado to win the WBA junior welterweight championship. Harris (28-3-1, 18 KOs), who has always been at the top of the junior welterweight rankings, will look to bounce back after a disappointing loss to Junior Witter in a title bout. The man they call “Vicious” is looking to make a statement in his first fight back in over a year.
“I am forgetting about the past. I am rededicated to making it back to the top. My first step will be to make a big statement on October 29.”
The co-main event will feature hometown hero Wayne “Lights Out” Johnsen (17-3, 9 KOs). Johnsen is also on the comeback trail after falling short in his last two bouts, both of which came during last season’s “The Contender” boxing reality television series. The extremely popular Johnsen will now be fighting in his own backyard for the first time.
“It’s great to have my comeback fight right here! I have fought in other parts of New Jersey before, but it will be extra special and especially motivating to perform for my fans right here in Lyndhurst.”
Also featured will be unbeaten prospects Alex Perez (9-0, 6 KOs) and Patrick Majewski (8-0, 5 KOs). Alex “The Brick City Bullet” Perez, fighting out of Newark, is a former highly rated amateur star and has served as a sparring partner for Joel Julio as well as Miguel Cotto.
The Polish-born Majewski is a hard-hitting up-and-coming prospect out of Atlantic City.
Mike Indri, President and CEO of Dignity Promotions, is proud to be putting together such an exciting night of boxing action.
“I am proud to deliver such a quality card for our great fans. Our premier event will feature big names and exciting young prospects. Dignity Promotions is committed to bringing a competitive, action-filled night of boxing on October 29th. Our goal is to put the “DIGNITY” back into boxing…by respecting the fighters and, most importantly, respecting the fans.”
“Knockout Knights” is expected to have eight exciting bouts. The Medieval Times Castle is located at 149 Polito Avenue in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Tickets are priced at $50.00 (Ringside), $40.00 (Reserved), and $30.00 (General Admission).
Corporate VIP tables are also available and include a “Meet & Greet” with many former boxing greats, including: Chuck Wepner, Alex Ramos, Renaldo Snipes, Lou Savarese, Micky Ward, and others!
To purchase tickets, call (201) 741-4994, go to www.dignityboxing.com, or call the Medieval Times Box Office at (201) 933-2220. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., first bout begins at 7:30 p.m.
Rising Boxing Stars Put Their Perfect Records To The Test
Goossen Tutor Promotions’ latest finds, super bantamweight Rico Ramos (6-0, 4 KOs) and junior welterweight Mike Dallas, Jr.(5-0, 1 KO) will showcase their talent on the undercard of the Soboba Casino doubleheader featuring WBO Welterweight Champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams taking on Andy Kolle in a 10-round middleweight bout and in the companion bout, WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion and world rated Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola will be taking on the tough Puerto Rican challenger from New York, Israel “King Kong” Garcia.
The card will take place at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif. and be televised on VERSUS starting at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time.
As a precursor to the exciting main televised bouts, Rico Ramos will take on Manuel “Diablito” Sarabia (16-26-9, 10 KOs) who hails from Los Mochis, Mexico in a 6 round fight. The experienced Sarabia represents a fighter who brings a 50-fight career into the ring, whose last 13 fights have all gone the distance, against the 6 career bouts of Ramos.
“I’ve heard these are the type of opponents that make you or break you with their experience,” stated Ramos. “Come Thursday, I’m not only looking to win, but I looking to stop him.”
Also in action, Bakersfield, California’s Mike Dallas, Jr. (5-0, 1 KO) who recently came off of an impressive 1st round knockout against James Helmes at the Tachi Palace & Casino will face Guadalajara’s, Mexico featherweight Jose Luis Noyola (23-5-1, 12 KOs) in a 4-round junior welterweight bout.
Said, Dallas, Jr., “I’ve been running and training real hard for this opportunity. I understand my opponent has close to 30 professional fights and he’s a former NABF champion. I need to earn his respect from the sound of the bell so he understands that I’m coming to fight!”
“Both Mike and Rico have shown tremendous gains since their pro debuts and with Thursdays opponents we’ve stepped it up with the experience factor for both of them in these bouts,” said Goossen Tutor matchmaker Tom Brown. “I believe they will be able to overcome this with their talent.”
The Soboba doubleheader is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions and will air live on VERSUS.
Tickets priced starting at $20 are available at Soboba box office or www.Ticketmaster.com. Arena doors open at 4 PM; Casino open all day, all night.
Thompson Boxing Promotions Brings The Fight Game “New Blood”
With many of today’s boxing superstars in their mid to late 30’s, the eyes of fight fans have begun to look towards the future of the sport in search of the game’s next great boxers.
On Friday, September 26th, Thompson Boxing Promotions will do its part with a night of fights designed to inject some new blood into boxing, and when it’s over, fans may very well say that they witnessed a future champion or two.
“New Blood”, a six-bout card of explosive professional boxing, is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. For tickets, priced at $75, $45, and $30, please call 714-935-0900. The Doubletree Hotel – Ontario is located at 222 N. Vineyard Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the first bell is at 7:45pm.
Headlining this high-impact event, Luis Ramos will put his perfect 6-0 (4 KOs) record on the line against seasoned Puerto Rican veteran Celestino Rodriguez (6-10-3, 6 KOs) in a six round lightweight bout that should be the Santa Ana native’s sternest test to date.
Ramos is coming off a terrific ESPN televised fight against then undefeated Aaron Dominguez. As the action picked up Ramos’ sharp punches, speed and power simply overwhelmed the Mexican foe that did not answer the bell going into the sixth round.
His opponent, Celestino Rodriguez, is not by any stretch a mere stepping-stone. Although the Puerto Rican brandishes a lopsided record, he has faced extremely tough opposition like Jorge Luis Terron and Lenin Arroyo and is always in a tough fight. His victory to knock out ratio makes him the threat that could derail the young Ramos locomotive.
A special four round attraction will feature undefeated welterweight Mauricio Herrera (6-0, 2 KOs) from Riverside against strong Antonio Soria (2-1, 2 KOs) from Blythe, Arizona. Herrera’s recent activity denotes his rapid ascension in the division as he has successfully faced Santiago Perez, Daniel Cervantes and Alan Velasco, whose combined record was 28-2-4. On the other hand, Soria is coming off a four round decision loss to Matin Vierra.
The big men of boxing will be represented as well by undefeated Mira Loma heavyweight Hildo Silva (4-0, 1 KO) locking horns with the imposing Los Angeles pro debutant Andre Carthron in a four round war.
Also in action, rising junior middleweight star Sammy Gonzalez (5-0, 3 KOs) of Chino will look to build off his impressive sixth round KO of unbeaten Rafael Lopez last June when he takes on always entertaining John Red Tomahawk (3-4, 3 KOs) from Grand Rapids, Montana. A battle of undefeated prospects will also be part of this high intensity event as Riverside’s Danny Escobar (1-0, 1 KO) faces San Diego’s Antonio Orozco (1-0, 1 KO) in a clash of undefeated jr. welterweight young punchers. Rounding of the show will be featherweights Saul Arias who will be making his pro debut against Edgar Jauregui (0-1).
Thompson Boxing Promotions will also make a donation to the Jurupa Valley Boys and Girls Club who recently opened its doors to amateur and professional boxers alike. The much-needed boxing program is backed by the city of Riverside with the construction of brand new facility. Professional boxers such as Cristobal Arreola, Josesito Lopez, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera and many more of the Inland Empire’s top prospects make this a regular stop in preparation to their fights. Proceeds from “New Blood” will be directed to regular expenditures and utilities in an effort to maintain this building.
Setanta Sports News – On this Thursday’s Boxing Hour
Setanta Sports News’ boxing magazine programme, Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour, has an action packed line-up this week. On Thursday from 2pm Buncey will joined by some of Great Britain’s best up and coming boxers.
Carl Froch will join the show live from the Liberty Gym in Nottingham. Froch will be previewing his December 6th bout for the WBC Super Middleweight world title against Canada’s Jean Pascal.
Light heavyweight boxer Clinton Woods, who has been off the circuit since his defeat at the hands of Antonio Tarver last April, will be speaking to Buncey about where he takes his career next.
Former ABA Champion John Watson will be reviewing his performance at last weekend’s Hayemaker Promotion’s show in Sheffield. Watson, tipped as ‘one to watch’, knocked out Nigeria’s Geoffrey Munika in the opening round.
Viewers who miss the 2pm showing of Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour on Setanta Sports News can watch the repeat on Thursday night at 9pm on Setanta Sports 2 or at 11:30pm on Setanta Sports 1.
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