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Juan Rodriguez in action on July 27th in North Bergen, New Jersey

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions returns to Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey with a blockbuster night of boxing, featuring undefeated welterweight sensation, Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez Jr. (11-0, 5Ko’s) of nearby Union City, New Jersey in a six round welterweight contest.

The twenty-five year old Rodriquez has quickly become a crowd favorite with his give and take style. Appropriately nicknamed “The Beast,” Rodriquez, Jr. has entertained his fans with explosive knockouts and dominant performances, as he runs roughshod up the welterweight ladder.

Rodriquez, Jr. headlined the original “Fight Night at the Park,” battering upset minded Emmanuel Medina over four rounds, before forcing him to retire in the corner. Now, Rodriquez looks to take on all comers and it starts on Saturday night, July 27th against an opponent to be announced shortly in a six round contest.

Irish eyes will be smiling as “Paddy Boy” Patrick Farrell (8-2-1, 4Ko’s) looks to return to the winning side of the ledger, when he swaps punches with Phillip Triantafillo (2-3, 1KO) in a six round heavyweight clash. Farrell had been a three fight winning streak before losing a razor thin split decision to fellow prospect John “The Breed” Lennox (12-2, 5Ko’s). Farrell, knows a win over Triantafillo is essential if he’s is to continue his dream of becoming a champion inside the ring.

Mine Hill, New Jersey’s popular junior middleweight sensation, Anthony Gangemi (4-0, 3Ko’s) looks to remain perfect, when he faces fourteen fight veteran Antonio Chavez Fernandez (2-11-1) of Brockton, Massachusetts in a six round tilt.

If that weren’t enough, Andre Kut has added a special women’s world title fight as “Dha Phenomenal” Nydia Feliciano (6-4-3) of the Bronx, New York battles it out over ten rounds with Las Vegas, Nevada’s Crystal Hoy (5-5-3, 2Ko’s) for the vacant WIBA world bantamweight championship.

Also set for the card is an evenly matched six round cruiserweight contest as Queen’s, New York’s Ahmed “The Egyptian Magician” Samir (11-1, 4Ko’s) battles it out with the heavy handed Elvin “Koko” Sanchez (6-2, 5Ko’s).

In other bouts:

Undefeated Jersey City, New Jersey heavyweight Tyrell Wright (2-0, 1Ko) looks for his third victory as a professional, when he faces an opponent to be determined.

Rugged Philly female lightweight Elizabeth Sherman (4-3, 2Ko’s) looks to bounce back from her loss to world title challenger Nydia Feliciano when she squares off against Albany, New York’s Jennifer Woodward in a four round contest.

Undefeated Newark, New Jersey middleweight, Anthony “Sweet Tooth” Jones (3-0-1) takes on an opponent to be announced in a four round contest.

Poughkeepsie, New York’s Jody Anne Wells looks to make a splash in her debut in a four round female super featherweight contest.

New Jersey’s own, Dwayne Holman Jr. makes his debut against Niagara Falls, New York’s Jeremy Graves (0-2), in a four junior welterweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at

$100 Ringside

$75 preferred reserved

$65 reserved

$55 General Admission

Tickets can be purchased on PayPal at or by calling 973-903-2907.

Doors open: 6:30 PM

First fight: 7:30 PM

Emigdio looking forward “to fighting best in the world”

Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 June 2013 – AIBA Pro Boxing’s (APB) social media campaign moves to Mexico, home of prominent APB Boxer Elias Emigdio. The athlete’s answers to numerous fans’ questions have shed light on many areas of the Mexican fighter’s life.

As Elias Emigdio confessed in his interview, he became a boxer thanks to his mother: “It was her who wanted me to be a boxer and to become a champion one day. And I started to work towards her dream from a young age”.

Answering a question about what motivates him, the Mexican star explained it is his Olympic dream that fires him up. This goal was also crucial in his decision to sign with APB. “Had I turned pro before, I would not be able to pursue my dream of winning an Olympic medal for my country anymore. While joining APB I can achieve both goals as I will turn pro whilst retaining my Olympic eligibility. Moreover, this competition will bring me international exposure as I will fight other high quality boxers”. That appears to be something of a motto for Elias, who says “I will always want to fight the best fighters in the world”.

He also talks about how the World Series of Boxing (WSB) has helped him prepare for APB, the most difficult fight he has ever had and how he fancies the possibility of confronting Welsh APB boxer Andrew Selby. You can read in the full text of his interview at the AIBA website

Following the announcement of APB’s Exhibition Bout in Rio, AIBA Pro Boxing will be introducing its fans to Brazilian talent, London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, Esquiva Falcao next week. Falcao, one of Brazil’s best known athletes will be taking fans questions on the APB facebook page from Monday 24th.

APB’s “Boxer of the Week” campaign was launched on May 13th. It is designed to unveil the entire APB boxers’ roster athlete by athlete.

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