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Thomas Defeats Nelson; Boxing In Paradise

New York/Virgin Islands (February 23, 2009) — ON JANUARY 30TH, The Virgin Islands made a big push to become a boxing powerhouse in the coming years. The monumental occasion saw 340 Promotions, in association with Seminole Warriors Boxing, Sampson Lewkowicz, and Leslie Comissiong, promote an historical to event that featured a series of world-class professional boxing matches starring the members of the 2008 Virgin Island Olympic team, three amateur bouts, and some of the best talent in the sport today.

The card can be seen now on, free of charge!!!

This card took place at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas.

In the main event, rising junior welterweight star Victor “Mermelada” Cayo put his perfect 19-0 (14 KOs) record on the line when he defends his WBA FEDECARIBE title against Mexican standout Noe ‘Platanito’ Bolanos (20-3-1, 12 KOs).

The co-feature saw the pro debut of Virgin Island Olympic Stars, John and Julius Jackson.

The brothers are the sons of former champion of the world and one of the most feared punchers in the last quarter century, Julian “The Hawk” Jackson.

“This was one of the best events we have had on the site”, Said David Klarman, Vice-President of

“The fights were great with the title bout between Cayo and Bolanos plus to have the pro debut of the Jackson brothers is a great coup as they look to be cant miss stars of the future. I would like to thank Sanpson Lewkowicz and his team as we hope to be ablwe to bring the next installment of fights from that beautiful island and maybe in the future be able to do a fight live.”


Tampa based heavyweight prospect Lenroy “TNT” Thomas improved to 11-1-0 (7KO’s), with a four round unanimous decision win over Terrell Nelson on Saturday night at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Fighting on the off-TV portion of the Top Rank produced “Two World Title Fights—One Night” card, the brick house built southpaw Thomas, dominated Nelson, now 9-8-0 (6KO’s), from the opening bell with his piston like jab and strong overhand left crosses.

Scores at the end of the bout were 40-36, 40-35 and 39-37, all in favor of the 23 year old Jamaican born Thomas.

Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions, ‘This was a nice solid win for Lenroy, his hard work in the gym with Dan Birmingham is paying off. He was in great shape and really took the fight to Nelson.”

“We’d like to get a step up fight for him in the next two months, either something on ESPN or Shobox. The American heavyweight landscape is a little barren right now and we think that Lenroy came really make some noise in 2009.”

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas,

super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweight Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at

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