Jason Quigley vs. Serge Cadeus on October 30th in Plymouth, Mass.
PLYMOUTH, MASS. (Oct. 8 – 2014) – Ballybofey, Co. Donegal’s Ireland’s Jason Quigley will continue his professional career with a featured appearance on “Monster Brawl”, a co-promotion between Golden Boy Promotions and Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys, the third such collaboration in the greater Boston area. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Mass., Quigley will open the televised portion of the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast.
Despite his two-fight professional resume, Quigley (2-0, 2 KOs) is becoming known as a fighter to watch. The first Irish fighter to win a silver medal at the World Amateur Championships last year, Quigley was recently signed by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and has moved his training operations to Los Angeles to take advantage of the outstanding sparring and world-class trainers in Southern California.
Quigley looks forward to fighting an opponent to be named in front of the greater Boston area’s prominent Irish population. Golden Boy Promotions is excited to return to the greater Boston area after having made their mark on New England with their first two co-promotions at the House of Blues, which featured Jamie Kavanagh and the professional debut of John Joe Nevin.
Plymouth Memorial Hall, according to Casey, could easily have been designed for boxing. Featuring two sets of raised seating, there is not a bad seat in the house, and even the general admission seating overlooks the ring. Parking is easy, and downtown Plymouth near the waterfront boasts over 40 restaurants and pubs, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Boston’s metropolitan area.
The main event on Oct. 30 will be a 10-round welterweight bout pitting former U.S. Olympic Team member Danny O’Connor of Framingham (23-2, 7 KOs) against the tough and determined Andrew Farmer (18-2, 7 KOs). O’Connor is returning after a one-year absence due to an elbow injury, and is looking forward to fighting in front of his enthusiastic hometown fans. In the co-main event, lightweight contender Sharif Bogere (25-1, 17 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined in a 10-round bout.
In a six-round welterweight contest, Dorchester favorite Michael Owen McLaughlin (8-1-1, 4 KOs), also of Co. Donegal, will step up and face New England Welterweight Champion Derek Silveira (10-1, 4 KOs) of Salem, Mass. who gave O’Connor all he could handle last year, losing a split decision at the Boston Garden.
Brockton, Massachusetts’ undefeated heavyweight Julian Pollard (3-0, 3 KOs) will face Kansas City, Missouri’s John Orr (1-3) in a four-round bout.
A pair of young, hungry fighters from the greater Washington, DC area will be featured against opponents to be determined. Lamont Roach of Marlboro, Md. (3-0, 1 KO) will enter the ring for a four-round bout, followed by D’Mitrius Ballard (6-0, 5 KOs) of our nation’s capital in a six-round light heavyweight bout.
Hyannis, Massachusetts’ Paul Gonzalves (7-4, 4 KOs) will open up the card when he faces Sergio Cabrera (0-3) of Somerville, Mass. in a six-round super middleweight showdown.
Also on the card will be popular middleweight prospect Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca (10-0, 7 KOs), who will be stepping up his competition as he faces St. Louis’ Ryan Davis (24-14-3, 9 KOs) in a six-round middleweight bout.
“Monster Brawl: O’Connor vs. Farmer,” a 10-round welterweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Murphys Boxing and Back East Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mexico – Live It To Believe It! and Brennan’s Smoke Shop. Plymouth Memorial Hall doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET and the first fight starts at 7:00 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets priced at $100 (Rindside – Reserved seating), $80 (Floor seating – Reserved), $65 (Mezzanine – General admission) and $45 (Balcony – General admission) are available for purchase now at any of the six Brennan’s Smoke Shop locations which can found at http://www.brennanssmokeshopma.com/location.html or by visiting www.murphysboxing.com.
TEVIN FARMER INKS EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONAL CONTRACT WITH DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT
New York, NY (10/8/14) – In 2012, Tevin Farmer was seen as nothing more than a tough Philly fighter, someone that promoters would put in as a B-side against one of their promising up-and-comers. Farmer was 7-4-1 and coming off a loss to highly regarded Olympian Jose Pedraza on ShoBox: The New Generation.
Farmer took the fight against Pedraza, now a top-rated undefeated contender, on short notice, something that he’d already become accustomed to in his short career. Following the defeat, Farmer made a firm decision to refocus himself on his training methods and his craft. He was going to put everything he had into the sport that he so dearly loved, and give himself a real “fighting” chance.
Fast forward exactly two years later and Farmer has seen his career completely turn around. He has scored nine consecutive victories, including dominant and unanimous decisions over previously undefeated foes Camilo Perez (9-0) and his most recent and most impressive win to date over the exalted Emanuel Gonzalez (14-0).
Farmer returns to action this Saturday night in an eight-round feature bout against Dominic Coca at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA, and will be doing so with the backing of promotional powerhouse DiBella Entertainment now in his corner. Farmer signed an exclusive promotional contract with DBE earlier this month and will be looking to show the world that he is in fact one of the best 130lb. fighters in boxing.
“I am both honored and excited to now be promoted by Lou (DiBella),” said Farmer. “He is one of the top promoters in the world and I couldn’t be more excited about joining the DiBella Entertainment roster. This is a huge opportunity for me and my career. I understand that I have a big job ahead of me, but I am well-equipped to take advantage of any and every opportunity that Lou presents to me and show the boxing world that I am one of the elite fighters in my division.”
“I first saw Tevin Farmer when he had a record of 7-4-1 and lost to my great prospect Jose Pedraza. Most fighters never turn it around at that point. I subsequently saw him on numerous occasions and could not believe the improvement. In his victory against Manny Gonzalez, he actually reminded me of Pernell Whitaker. His work ethic and character are amazing and he has a terrific manager. He is now 16-4-1 and truly has a chance to become a world champion. I am very excited about this signing and the four losses mean nothing to me,” said Lou DiBella.
An impressive performance is expected out of Farmer on Saturday night, and big things are in store for the Philadelphia-native in 2015.
For more information on Farmer, you can follow him on Twitter @TevinFarmer22.
Cruz Steps Up to Face Mikhaylenko on 11/8
Undefeated Russian prospect Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (17-0. 6 KOs) was scheduled for a 10-round welterweight fight with Emmanuel Lartey (17-2, 8 KOs), of Ghana, as part of a special triple header edition of NBCSN Fight Night on Nov. 8 at Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA, but when Lartey pulled out last week, local sensation Ronald Cruz (20-4, 15 KOs) stepped up to the challenge.
The 28-year old Mikhaylenko, who hails from Gelendzhik, Russia, made his US debut Aug. 2 when he defeated Sechew Powell on the undercard of the Sergey Kovalev versus Blake Caparello title fight in Atlantic City, NJ. This will be his first appearance on Fight Night.
About the change of opponent Dmitry said: “I do not see any problems switching to another opponent. At this point of my career it really does not matter who will be in front of me. I come to fight and hope my opponent does as well.”
Cruz, a native of Bethlehem, is no stranger to fighting in front of his hometown crowd. This will be his ninth fight at Sands Resort
“I feel blessed to once again have another opportunity to fight on NBCSN and this time I’ll be taking advantage of the opportunity,” said Cruz. “I feel great training with a different trainer in Billy Briscoe and feel great with the adjustments that he has made to my style. I’m sure that this time y’all will see an improved Ronald Cruz. I’m excited and I’m confident that I’ll be coming out win an impressive victory on Nov.8th. I’m sure the viewers will be very entertained with two aggressive fighters going head-to-head. I can’t wait!”
Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said: “We hate to lose a scheduled opponent, but in this case, I think we’ve been able to upgrade. Cruz brings a big fan base to the Sands and has fought on Fight Night before, so our audience knows him. He’ll have another opportunity to get a statement win and this fight will tell everyone where Mikhaylenko stands as a welterweight prospect.”
About Nov. 8 at Sands:
The November 8 special triple header edition of NBCSN Fight Night will take place at Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA and will feature a ten-round heavyweight match-up between Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Frederic “Big Fred” Kassi, a ten-round welterweight match-up between Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko and Ronald Cruz and a ten-round light heavyweight match-up between Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin and Jackson “Demolidor.” Tickets are $75 and $50 and available through ticketmaster.com, peltzbxing.com and the Sands box office. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing, Bam Boxing, and German Titov Promotions, in association with Final Forum Promotions. The special triple header telecast of NBCSN Fight Night will begin at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.
NBC Sports Live Extra:
NBC Sports Live Extra: NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will live stream Fight Night at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on November 8. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google
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