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Manuel Avila vs. Jose Silveira on October 28th in Redwood City, CA

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (October 1) – The hit FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes series Golden Boy Live! will make its California debut on Monday, October 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT with an action-packed card live from the Sports House in Redwood City headlined by an exciting matchup between undefeated Fairfield, Calif. prospect Manuel “Tino” Avila and Mexico’s Jose “Cacho” Silveira of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in a 10-round super bantamweight fight. Plus, local fan favorite from Salinas, Calif. Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez, will face off against an opponent to be named in the co-featured ten-round bout.

Avila vs. Silveira, a 10-round super bantamweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions and Paco Presents and sponsored by Corona and O’Reilly Auto Parts. The Sports House doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT and the first fight starts at 5:30 p.m. PT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets priced at $35, $55 and $100 go on sale at 6:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, October 3 and will be available for purchase by calling the Sports House at (650) 362-4100, by calling Undisputed Boxing Gym at (650) 631-3781 or online at

A top California amateur for years, Fairfield’s Manuel “Tino” Avila (12-0, 4 KO’s) made his professional debut in Nov. of 2010 and has become more and more impressive with every victory. After a 2012 campaign in which he won five consecutive bouts, the popular 21-year-old prospect kept his unbeaten record intact in his return to the ring in June of 2013, shutting out Jamal Parram in a unanimous decision win.

Thirty-four-year-old veteran Jose “Cacho” Silveira (15-9, 6 KO’s) is a former NABA bantamweight champion who has been a tough test for top-level talent for years. Silveira has shown the tenacity it takes to defeat foes such as former World Champion Eric Morel, Christopher Martin and Jessie Magdaleno. The Yucatan native is coming off of an eight-round win over Carlos Koh on Sept. 13 and he’s looking forward to getting right back in the ring against Avila on Oct. 28.

Salinas’ Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (14-2-1, 6 KO’s) is a four-year professional with growing popularity among California boxing fans, which isn’t surprising given his talent and stirring style. Unbeaten in eight straight bouts since 2011, the 24-year-old middleweight has scored consecutive wins over Alfredo Contreras, Dashon Johnson and Rahman Yusubov this year. He wants to make it four for four when he faces an opponent to be named in a ten-round fight.

A full undercard will be announced shortly.


PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2013)—It was one of the most sensational and shocking knockout in a long time. Behind on point, Rafael Vazquez (9-1, 7 KO’s) landed a perfect right hand that sent Leon Moore (30-3) down and out in round nine to capture the WBA Fedlatin Super title.

The bout headlined a nine bout card that featured two title contests that feature two title bouts at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York.

The entire show, which was promoted by New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and WON Promotions, can be ordered for just $9.99 by clicking:!/watch/522ef34dd8b7289d300067d5

Moore controlled the action and scored a knockdown and began take control as he had what looked like an insurmountable lead of 78-73, 78-73 and 77-74 lead on the cards.

In round nine, with the two fighters trading hard shots, Vazquez landed the booming right that sent Moore down and out for several minutes.

The sold out crowd at the Resorts World Casino erupted in a deafening cheer.

After the fight, Vazquez in an emotional interview revealed that he had been going through some personal problems due to an illness that was diagnosed to his wife.

In the co-feature, undefeated Jr. Middleweight Frank Galarza (11-0-2, 7 KO’s) won the New York State Title with an impressive 4th round stoppage over previously undefeated Rich Neves (6-1-1)

One of the top female fighters in the world, Amanda Serrano (19-1-1, 14 KO’s) scored a 2nd round stoppage over Kerri Hill.

Jr. Lightweight Bryant Cruz (7-0) remained undefeated with a 6 round unanimous decision over Jesus Bayron (5-9).

In a Heavyweight slugfest, Ytalo Perea (5-1) scored a four round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Evan Nedd (5-1).

Angel Garcia (6-2) scored a four round unanimous decision over Nuwan Jayakody (1-3) in a Jr. Lightweight bout.

Jay Rodriguez (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) remained undefeated with a 2nd round stoppage over Eric George in a Cruiserweight bout.

Villi Bello made a successful pro debut with a 4 round unanimous decision over Anthony Birmingham in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Irishman Allan Phelan (3-2, 3 KO’s) opened the show with a 2nd round knockout over Benjamin Burgos in a Lightweight bout.

“This was one of the best shows of the year and an incredible main event”, said co-founder and blow by blow broadcaster Marc Abrams

“The main event was one of the spectacular endings that I have witnessed. Vazquez has a great story and now he will get a world ranking. The rest of the card was terrific as well as Frank Galarza put on a flawless performance and Amanda Serrano keeps solidifying herself as one of the top females in the world. The fans should check out a good Heavyweight fight between Pera and Nedd.”

Festival of Fists Postponed!

Baltimore, MD (October 1, 2013) – Due to a number of injuries to the featured fighters, Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing has rescheduled “Festival of Fists” for Saturday, November 16.

The show was originally slated for October 12 and the November card will take place at the William Myers Pavilion in Baltimore.

“I hate to postpone cards, especially considering the support we’ve had from the community,” stated Smith. “Unfortunately, injuries happen in this sport and this was the best way to ensure the fans get a quality show when we return.”

All tickets purchased will be honored on the 16th and more information about the new date will be released shortly.

The Pugilist KOrner: Sugar Hill, Edwin Rodriguez, Bryan Vera, Jermall Charlo, Justin De Loach, and Karim Mayfield

At 9PM ESP/6PM PST, the Sports Krib proudly presents expert trainer and Kronk Gym leader Javan “Sugar” Hill, Super Middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, Middleweight contender Bryan “The Warrior” Vera, Junior Middleweight prospect “The Hitman” Jermall Charlo, Welterweight prospect Justin De Loach, and Junior Welterweight prospect Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield on tonight’s episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.

To listen to tonight’s program on the internet, please use the attached link:

The Pugilist KOrner live listener line: 718-506-1506.

Making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be trainer for Adonis Stevenson and Kronk Gym leader Javan “Sugar” Hill. The expert boxing coach will discuss his fighter, “Superman” Stevenson’s, shut-out performance over Tavoris Cloud this past Saturday night in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The passionate fight trainer will also talk about possible match-ups in the Light Heavyweight division for the lineal champ.

Also returning to the show will be Super Middleweight title challenger Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs). The talented fighter will discuss his November 16th title opportunity against undefeated Andre “SOG” Ward, which is slated to be broadcast on HBO. Edwin will also talk about the landscape of the 168 pound weight division.

“The Pugilist KOrner” is always honored to feature Middleweight contender Bryan “The Warrior” Vera (23-7, 14 KOs). The hard punching Texan will discuss his controversial decision loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this past Saturday night in Carson, California. Bryan will also talk about his future in the Middleweight division as well as a possible rematch with Chavez Jr, or a title opportunity against the winner of Golovkin/Stevens in 2014.

Also making his way back to the show will be Junior Middleweight prospect “The Hitman” Jermall Charlo (16-0, 12 KOs). The talented 154 pound fighter will discuss his next featured bout, which is slated to take place in San Antonio on November 30th against the dreaded TBA. Jermall will also talk about future bouts on the boxing calendar.

Making his Pugilist KOrner debut will be talented Welterweight prospect Justin DeLoach (4-0, 2 KOs). The tall, rangy fighter will discuss his career in the packed 140 pound weight class, as well as his relationship with elite level trainer Ronnie Shields.

It’s a privilege to feature undefeated Bay Area puncher, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) on tonight’s show. Karim will talk about his recent victory at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, over ring veteran Christopher Fernandez this past Saturday night. The talented fighter will also talk about his quest for championship gold in the deepest division in boxing.

Tonight’s show will be hosted by Boxing writer and ring announcer Joseph Herron.

Tune in to “The Pugilist KOrner” tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST!!

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