Baranchyk fights his third straight unbeaten foe and for a second consecutive time at the Buffalo Run Casino


Miami, OK (June 23, 2016) – Junior welterweight powerhouse Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk puts his perfect record on the line when he faces fellow unbeaten Eliseo Cruz Saturday, June 25 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.

Raised in Russia, Baranchyk now fights out of Brooklyn, NY and has an outstanding 10-0 professional ledger with 9 wins by knockout. On March 5, Baranchyk sent shockwaves through the boxing world by brutally knocking out unbeaten Nicholas Givhan (16-0-1) in 21 seconds on ShoBox at the Buffalo Run Casino. Prior to that, Baranchyk needed just 2:38 to demolished undefeated Sadhi Shawareb (9-0-2).

Living and fighting out of Chipas, Mexico, Cruz is 9-0-1 with 6 victories via knockout. In December 2015, Cruz scored an eighth round knockout of Luis Zambrano. His bout against Baranchayk will be Cruz’ fifth scheduled for eight rounds or more.

The “somebody’s 0 must go” fight between Baranchyk and Cruz is scheduled for 8 rounds.

Popular 147 pound prospect Jesse Cook of Seneca, MO battles cement-fisted Bulmaro Solis in the six round co-feature. A member of Holden Productions’ “Four State Franchise,” Cook is 16-1-1 with 11 victories by knockout. Solis, who hails from Kansas City, MO, scored knockouts in each of his 12 wins and only has 2 defeats.

Heavyweight Kenzie Witt-Morrison puts his 8-0-1 record on the line against fellow unbeaten Robby Mendez, 2-0, of Topeka, KS in a six rounder. The son of late Tommy Morrison and step brother of rising prospect Trey Lippe-Morrison, Witt-Morrison is a member of the “Four State Franchise” and continues to improve every time out.

Bartlesville, OK’s Jarrett “Legacy” Rouse, 9-0 (4 KO’s), meets Wichita, KS based Noel Esqueda, 6-3-1 (4 KO’s), in a six round welterweight tilt. Like Cook and Witt Morrison, Rose is a member of the “Four State Franchise” and fought seven of his matches at the Buffalo Run. Esqueda, who has only been defeated by unbeaten opponents, scored a first round knockout last November.

2012 Azerbajani Olympian Gaybatulla Gadzhialiyev makes his pro debut against Whichita, KS’ Brandon Phillips, 1-0, and Hurshidbek Normatov of Uzbekistan enters the ring for the first time as a professional versus Ramon Barber, 6-10 (5 KO’s), also of Wichita, KS.

Cuban standout Luis Garcia “El Leon” Garcia looks to improve his record to 14-0 when he squares off against Kansas City, MO based Demetrius Walker, 8-12-2 (4 KO’s). Garcia was rated amongst the top prospects a few years back but was sidelined due to out of the ring issues. The Garcia-Walker match up is scheduled for ten rounds in the cruiserweight division.

“This card will be an exciting crowd pleaser,” said Tony Holden. “There are multiple fights where somebody’s 0 must go and competitive match ups across the board with fighters from all across the globe showcasing their talent under one roof. The fans at the Buffalo Run are in for a special evening of boxing Saturday night.”

Tickets are on sale at the Buffalo Run box office or by calling 918-542-7140.

Rite Hook Promotions returns Saturday evening to Pascagoula

Rite Hook Promotions returns Saturday evening to Pascagoula


Pascagoula, MS (June 23, 2016) – William Hunter’s Rite Hook Promotions is slated to return to Pascagoula, MS for “Punishment in Pascagoula 2” Saturday, June 25 at the Jackson County Civic Center.

General admission tickets, VIP seats and VIP tables are on sales now by going to http://eventful.com/pascagoula/events/punishment-pascagoula-2-professional-boxing-/E0-001-092151410-2.

Topping this exciting evening of action is Pascagoula’s very own Terry Scott in a cruiserweight contest. A police officer in the City of Pascagoula Scott’s outstanding professional record is 21-5-1 with 10 knockouts. He has a large fan base and returns to the squared circle for the first time in two years. Scott will fight in a four rounder.

Unbeaten Javonn “Pinkie” Barnes travels from Atlanta, GA to face tough Gulfport, MS native Robert “Hitman” Hill over six rounds. Barnes, 6-0 (3 KO’s), is coming off a first round knockout May 7 and fought in Mississippi back in February. A 33 fight veteran, Hill’s fought an astonishing 16 unbeaten opponents. His foes include current star Jose Benavidez, Mason Menard, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Bahodir Mamadjonov and Devonte Williams amongst others.
Hard hitting Pascagoula based heavyweight Darren Versiga looks to make his comeback a successful one when he meets North Carolina’s Roberto White, 5-7, 5 KO’s, in a six round bout. Versiga, who has a solid 8-2 record with six knockouts, also works for the Pascagoula Police Department and fought all of his bouts in the Magnolia State.

Middleweight hopeful KeAndre “Lighting” Leatherwood, 16-3-1 (10 KO’s), will travel from Birmingham, AL to meet 61 fight veteran William Johnson of Sardis, MS. A pro since 2004, Johnson’s faced many top fighters such as future world champions Andre Berto and Andre Dirrell along with Chase Shields, Michael Seals, Medzhid Bektemirov and Bobby Bryant. Having fought on ShoBox against highly touted Hugo Centeno, Leatherwood’s hoping to land a notable bout in the near future if he’s victorious.

2008 Cuban Olympian Robert Alfonso, 6-0 (2 KO’s) is scheduled to appear in a four round bout in the heavyweight division. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba and currently residing in Orlando, FL, Alfonso captured a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American games where he defeated current pro standout Oscar Rivas as well as MMA superstar Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Local cruiserweight and Mississippi Hwy Patrolman Charles Dale of Meridian, MS meets Louisiana’s Jimmy “Mad Bomber” Owensby and Biloxi, MS’ Anthony Dwayne squares off against Tennessee’s Tyrone Dowdy in a super middleweight contest. Both matches are slated for four rounds.

“Rite Hook Promotions is excited to bring local boxing back to Pascagoula,” said William Hunter. “Many of the fighters are well known locally and I expect there to be a great crowd Saturday evening. More importantly, three of the boxers fighting Saturday night are law enforcement officers. These men not only risk their lives in the ring but each and every day protecting the citizens of Mississippi. I’m looking forward to the event and we are really hoping to further promote public safety in association with the card.”

For more information on Rite Hook Promotions, visit Ritehookpromotions.com

Perrella, 15-0 (14 KO's), is anxiously awaiting official word on his next bout.

Perrella, 15-0 (14 KO’s), is anxiously awaiting official word on his next bout.


Fort Myers, FL (June 22, 2016) – Welterweight rising star Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella has returned to the gym and is training in anticipation of his next bout.

On June 4, Perrella destroyed previously unbeaten two time National Golden Gloves champion David Grayton on ESPN. Rather than go on vacation or celebrate his victory, Perrella immediately wanted to resume training. At the advice of his team, he took a short period of time off before getting back into the gym less than two weeks after his career best victory.

Even though he’s currently waiting to get the word on his next fight date, the 27-year-old Fort Myers native believes he’ll be in another televised bout in the coming months. Naturally, his immediate goal is to raise his record to 15-0 while continuing to fight his way into the upper echelon of the 147 pound division.

“I live, eat and sleep boxing,” said Perrella. “This is what I do for a living and I take my career seriously. Since I’m moving up and believe I’m ready to take a big step forward in the welterweight division, there’s no time to waste. I don’t have any vices and stay in shape year round. Next fight, I’ll be even better and want there to be no doubt in anybody’s mind that I’m one of the next stars in the welterweight division.”

Fans can follow Bryant on Twitter @Bryantperrella.

Information on Perrella’s next move will be available in the near future.

A 13 time amateur champion,  Sheehan was recently in camp helping world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury prepare for his July 9 match against Wladimir Klitschko

A 13 time amateur champion, Sheehan was recently in camp helping world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury prepare for his July 9 match against Wladimir Klitschko


Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 15, 2016) – Six-time Irish amateur champion Cornelius “Con” Sheehan is set to make his Canadian debut against an opponent to be named Thursday, July 28 at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario.

The bout takes place as part of Lee Baxter Promotions’ “The Next Generation.” Tickets priced at $45, $55 and $65 are available now by calling 416-797-3375. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the opening bell is scheduled for 7:30.

“I’m looking forward to putting on a great show,” said Sheehan. “I plan to make a big statement on the 28th.”

Born and raised in Tipperary, Ireland, Sheehan made his pro debut January 19 in Los Angeles, CA, outpointing previously unbeaten Jonathan Rice over four rounds. Since the victory, the 6’5 215 pound 27-year-old has been working hard in the gym and was recently in camp with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Sheehan, who had an incredible 203-18 amateur record, won six Irish National Senior Division titles and captured 13 total championships. In 2008, he became the youngest ever heavyweight champion in Irish history at age 18.

“Con Sheehan is a hidden gem who will soon explode onto the heavyweight scene,” said Sheehan’s manager Gary Hyde of Nowhere2Hyde Management. “Con has an extensive amateur pedigree where he won multiple Irish national titles as well as a European Union title. He’s got a very fluid style but loves nothing more than going into the trenches, so he’s an extremely exciting fighter. In a few years, he’ll be right in the mix.”

Baxter is looking forward to showcasing Con on his card and believes he’s got a bright future.

“Con is very highly regarded and had a great amateur background. He’s on the right path in the pros and fans in Canada will love him. It’s a pleasure to work with Con, Adam Harris & Nowhere2Hyde Management for this fight. We’re looking forward to the first of many great performances from Con.”

For more information on Lee Baxter Promotions, please visit LeeBaxterMgt.com. Updates on Nowhere2Hyde are available at Facebook.com/nowhere2hydeboxermanagement.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 13, 2016) – Lee Baxter Promotions is proud to announce the start of a new series in Canada “World Championship Boxing: The Next Generation” kicking off Thursday, July 28 at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario.

The series will feature up and coming fighters looking to get to the next level in the near future. Most of the boxers are from Canada but some will travel from various parts of the globe to showcase their skills.

“I’ve had the idea of doing this for awhile and am glad it’s officially coming to fruition,” said Lee Baxter. “Canada has many talented fighters hungry to make it to the next level. Unfortunately, there aren’t the same amount of opportunities here that there are elsewhere. It also took me awhile to to find the right venue and I’m glad we found it at the Danforth Music Hall here in Tornoto because it’s a great place. The goal of “World Championship Boxing: “The Next Generation” is to provide a platform for fighters that believe they can make a name for themselves and aspire to make it to the top in this sport.”

In the main event, super featherweight Alex Dilmaghani (10-1, 2 KO’s) makes his Canada debut in a ten round bout. Born in England, the 24-year-old had his first eight bouts in England before relocating to Mexico for his last three fights. In 2016, Dilmaghani moved to Canada and signed with Lee Baxter Promotions. This is his first fighter under their banner and he’s looking to make a big statement.

Lightweight Steven Wilcox of Hamilton, Ontario will fight in the eight round co-feature. With an outstanding 13-1-1 record and five wins by knockout, the slick southpaw fought for the WBC International championship in 2015, battling undefeated Mick Gadbois to a draw. The popular Wilcox has been matched tough the last few years and his lone defeat came via controversial decision.

Tim “The Irish” Cronin, 7-1-1 (2 KO’s) is scheduled to box in a six round light heavyweight contest. Since dropping his pro debut, the Etobicoke, Ontario native is undefeated in eight fights.

Junior middleweight Mayron Zeferino and heavyweights Mladen Mijas and Augistino D’Aluisio are slated to appear in four round bouts.

All opponents will be announced shortly.

Sponsored by Everlast, Vonbets, Hardknocks Boxing Club & Labatts Brewery, tickets to “World Championship Boxing: “The Next Generation are on sale now for $45, $55 and $65 by calling 416-797-3375. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight is scheduled for 7:30.

For more information on Lee Baxter Promotions, please visit Leebaxtermgt.com.