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GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), along with former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and world contender Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez, gave boxing equipment for the Puerto Rican Amateur Boxing Federation.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, Calderon and Gonzalez took boxing gloves, boxing pads, punching bags and other implements to the amateur boxers there. Female Panamerican 132 pounds champion Kiria Tapia, Jose Roman (141 pounds), Brian Chavalier (123 pounds), Hector Marrero (132 pounds) and Luis Melendez (15-16 years 110 pounds champion) got the equipment.

“We just want the Puerto Rican Federation knows that they can count with us always. All that they need, we found the way to help them”, Valcarcel said.

Also in the activity, held at the Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Amelia, Guaynabo, were the Puerto Rican Amateur Boxing Federation President, Josel Luis Vellon, National Team trainers Jose “Chicky” Laureano and Victor “Cano” Ortiz, also trainers Felix Pagan Pintor and Jim Pagan, the Guaynabo Sports Sub-Director Carlos Rey Cotto, judges Cesar Ramos, Carlos Colon and Raul Nieves, referees Gino Rodriguez and Jose H. Rivera, and WBO Treasurer Adolfo Flores Monge.

“Comanche Boy’ open workout, fights Delvin Rodriguez this week on ESPN Friday Night Fights

LAWTON, OKLAHOMA (February 13, 2013) A large contingent of media and local supporters were on hand on Tuesday afternoon as George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah went through his last training workout prior to facing East Coast fan favorite and former world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez this Friday night, FEBRUARY 15 in the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Today, Tahdooahnippah, and a large group of supporters from the Comanche and Cherokee tribes are flying to Connecticut for his first nationally televised main event which will be broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights, (9pm ET, 8pm CT).

Promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Tickets are priced at $75, $45 and $30 (with a $5 facility fee), are available through Ticketmaster, phone (800) 745-3000, the Mohegan Sun Box Office, the Star Boxing website, or by calling the Star Boxing Office at (718) 823-2000. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:30pm ET with the first bell at 7:30pm ET.

The Mohegan Sun is located at I Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382. For more information please visit their website at


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Cayzer working hard to get back to winning ways

21 year-old light-middleweight Billy ‘The Kid’ Cayzer’s professional career was going fully to plan as he rattled off four straight wins (three stoppages) before disaster occurred in his first live TV fight when he was stopped by Bulgarian champion Stiliyan Kostov in September 2012.

At the time of the loss, Cayzer was having some personal issues and in hindsight should have pulled out of the fight. But he is a determined young man and after getting his personal life back in order is now sparring around London to get ready for his comeback fight on Olivia Goodwin’s ‘Collision Course’ bill at York Hall on March 9th.

Cayzer’s sparring has been exciting to watch. Joe Mullender was first on the list and most recently Cayzer has been involved in explosive sessions with John Ryder. Next week Billy travels to Chingford to spar Lee Markham followed by a final session with Mullender.

Cayzer says: “I believe the loss is a blessing in disguise. I now know what it takes to get to the top and I have no doubt with a fantastic trainer John Cole and a great promotional team around me I can get to the top. I am more committed than ever but have learned that if I am not 100% right I will not go through with a fight in the future.”

Cayzer faces Birmingham veteran Dee Mitchell on March 9th in a show that features two Southern Area title fights in Michael Devine v Dan Naylor (super-featherweight) and Leon Senior v Danny Couzens (light-heavyweight). It’s a typically packed Goodwin card with eleven fights currently slated. Tickets are available at

Providing he comes through unscathed, Cayzer could well be out again on another Goodwin Promotions’ card, ‘It’s Banjo Time’ at Grays Essex on 5th April which will be screened live by Eurosport.

2013 is a year where Cayzer aims to develop maturity as a fighter. “Sparring John Ryder has shown me where I need to be and I feel with a couple of years under me I am more than capable of being there.”

Watching Cayzer aiming to get there will be exciting viewing.

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