Hackensack, NJ (July 23, 2014) – Unbeaten Bobby “Kid Dynamite” Gunn Jr. will look for his fifth straight first round knockout when he enters the squared circle Saturday, August 9 at North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC.

Fighting for the first time both in the nation’s capital as well as in a six rounder, the 18-year-old’s been working hard at Global Boxing Gym with his sights set on another stellar performance on the 9th.

“I’m looking forward to fighting in the nation’s capital,” stated Gunn Jr. “I’ve been getting world class sparring from (Filipino contender) Marvin Mabait and learn something new every day. This has been my best training camp to date and I believe the hard work in the gym will show on August 9.”

Gunn Jr’s opponent and additional information will be available shortly. Fans can interact with him by going to Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007554614047&fref=ts

Tickets starting at $50 are available by calling 202-213-0133. Doors open at 6:30 and the North Hall Eastern Market is located at 225 7th St S.E. Washington, DC 20003.

Bobby Gunn Jr. (4-0) 4 KO’s is an eighteen year old, up and coming welterweight. His undefeated record is impressive; noted, that all of his victories came by first round knockouts.  As the son of former cruiser-weight champion, Bobby Gunn, it’s been an extensive teaching experience for the young Gunn. Bobby Jr. is very humble, respectful, and honest.  He has a genuine love for the sport, and also natural talent which will help him on his journey towards a world title.


Douglas Targets World Title In Fall!

Posted: 22nd July 2014 by knockout in Press Releases

Baltimore, MD (July 21, 2014) – Blue chip prospect Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas has her sights set on capturing a world title before the end of 2014.

At 5-0 with 1 win by knockout, the Baltimore-based Washington DC native’s set a lofty goal for herself. As an amateur,
she won multiple Golden Gloves and National PAL titles while making Team USA twice. According to industry insiders, if Douglas wins a title in her sixth pro fight, she’d have the third fewest bouts before winning a major world title. The current record holder is Canada’s Jeannie Garside, who captured a belt in her fourth professional bout. Douglas’ Ponytail Promotions stablemate Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson won the WBC title after only five.

A 2012 Olympic Trials participant, Douglas and her brother Antoine are the first siblings to compete at the trials during the same year. Of all the American fighters who participated in the trials or made the Olympics, Tyrieshia would be the first to compete for a major title.

Regarded amongst the best young female fighters in the world, Douglas is brimming with confidence leading up to a quantum leap in competition.

“I’ve felt ready for a title shot since I turned pro because I’m that confident in my ability,” said the supremely skilled Douglas. “I’m a fighter and the biggest competition is myself. Nobody can beat me but myself and I’m excited for a title fight. I’ve been boxing for awhile and my goal is to the this first belt then many more after that.”

Even though most fighters are maneuvered carefully for a number of years before competing for any kind of title, Douglas’ promoter believes she’s already a championship level fighter.

“Tyrieshia Douglas is a special talent,” said James Hogan, CEO of Ponytail Promotions. “The way she boxes is beautiful and I’ve seen very few fighters at her age male or female that has Tyrieshia’s level of skills, poise and maturity. I’m working on a title fight for her this fall and within a year, expect she’ll be on the pound for pound list alongside Tori Nelson.

Information on Ponytail Promotions’ next card, which is scheduled for early fall, and Douglas’ title bout will be available shortly.

Founded in 2014 by respected Baltimore-based boxing businessman James Hogan, Ponytail Promotions envisions becoming one of the top promotional firms in the United States. With a keen interest in both male and female fighters, Ponytail Promotions will run a total of 10-12 shows per year in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC and North Carolina. For more information, go to Ponytailpromotions.com.

Orlando, FL (July 16, 2014) – Former two time world title challenger and top rated cruiserweight Francisco “Wizard” Palacios makes his long-awaited return to the ring Saturday, September 20 but in a different role than the average fighter.

Tired of empty promises along with fights falling apart, Palacios founded World Wide Elite Entertainment last month and is playing the role of main event fighter as well as promoter of “The Comeback”.

This special fight card takes place at the elegant Mela Room, located at 9677 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando 25 dollar general admission, $45 ringside and $500 VIP tables of 6 with bottle service included are on sale by calling 561-702-7068. All ticketholders over the age of 21 are invited to a special post-fight party at the Mela Room hosted by DJ Eric.

Palacios has an excellent 21-2 record with 13 victories coming by way of knockout. The Orlando based Puerto Rican holds knockout victories over fellow title contenders Louis Azille and Luis Pineda but was on the wrong end of two controversial decisions in the home country of WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Unfortunately, promotional and managerial issues kept him out of the ring since September 2012.

His opponent will be announced shortly.

In the co-main event, contender Rowland Bryant of Almonte Springs, FL battles an opponent to be named. Bryant, 18-3 (12 KO’s), scored a massive upset a few years back, knocking out iron-chinned Librado Andrade inside of three rounds. A victory on the 20th could move him back into contention.

In separate undercard bouts, world title challenger Mike Marrone, Contender Season 4 Alum Alfredo Escalera Jr. and 2008 Cuban Olympian Idel Torriente will all face opponents TBA.

“This is a new venture for me and something that I need at this point in my career,” said Palacios. “I fought twice for a world title and won my first 20 pro fights, only to have politics put me on the sidelines. As a promoter, I’m not only going to get myself back in the title picture but also assist other fighters that were mistreated in the past.

Fans can follow and interact with Francisco on Twitter @Wizardpalacios.

About World Wide Elite Entertainment:

Founded in 2014 by noted boxer Francisco Palacios and Alejandra Quintero, World Wide Elite Entertainment’s a full-service promotional firm with the goal is to right many of boxing’s wrongs. Their focal point will be guiding talented but misled fighters that weren’t provided fair opportunities in the past due to managerial or promotional issues. For more information, go to wweliteentertainment.com

Baltimore, MD (July 3, 2014) – Welterweight star Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson retained her WIBA title with a hard fought ten round decision over iron-chinned veteran Nicole Woods last Saturday evening at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore.

Headlining Ponytail Promotions’ “World Championship Boxing”, Nelson was in a tough fight from the opening bell.

Woods, an Atlanta native who fought virtually every top fighter in or near her weight class, used rough antics with the hope Nelson would become frustrated. Nelson, a two division champion from Virginia, fought aggressively in attempt to keep Woods off and landed the more telling blows en route to a competitive victory.

Scores were 98-92 twice and 95-94.

Nelson, a fixture on the pound for pound list, improves to 10-0-3 with 1 knockout.

“I’m proud of the way Tori fought,” said promoter James Hogan of Ponytail Promotions. “Nicole Woods was a very tough opponent and she definitely showed the kind of experience you’d expect of somebody that fought the caliber of opponents she did. This wasn’t an easy fight at all but Tori showed what champions are made of.”

Delaware light heavyweight Frankie “Freight Train” Filippone lived up to his nickname, steamrolling Baltimorean Willie “For Real” Williams in less than a round. In a rematch of a 2010 bout which he won by a close decision, the southpaw Filippone decked Williams with a perfectly timed straight left. Williams showed tremendous heart in getting back to his feet before Filippone swarmed him, scoring a second knockdown and forcing a stoppage at 2:47.

With the victory Filippone improves to 16-4-1 with 3 knockouts while capturing the USBU crown in the process. Williams slips to 13-8-2 (4 KO’s).

Blue chip prospect Tyriesha “Lady Tyga” Douglas of Baltimore by way of Washington, DC passed her toughest test to date, outpointing ultra-tough Texan Cristina Fuentes over six rounds. Douglas, who came close to making the 2012 Olympic Team, displayed fantastic boxing skills and landed good shots, but Fuentes’ chin proved to be made of granite. Douglas was clearly the better boxer, but had to work from bell to bell as Fuentes didn’t give an inch.

Two of the three judges scored the bout 60-54 while a third tally read 58-56 for Douglas. With the win, Douglas improves to 5-0 with 1 knockout and is expected to fight for a world title in the near future.

Middleweight sensation Demond “Dbestatit” Nicholson showed yet again why he’s one of boxing’s most dynamic young fighters, stopping normally durable Cuban veteran Lester Gonzalez in two minutes and fourteen seconds. The Laurel, MD resident ended Gonzalez’ night with a devastating left hook and scored his sixth first round knockout in seven victories.

In other bouts, junior welterweight up and comer Seth Billups scored a hard fought decision over Benjamin Olinga and Travis Reeves topped Lamont Capers, while Jeremy Trussell battled to a disappointing draw against David Rohn.

“Overall this was an excellent card for the fans,” said Hogan. “I’m happy with the way everything turned out and there were a number of competitive matches. Frankie looked the best I’ve ever seen him, Tyriesha once again showed why she’s on the fast track to a world title, Demond is simply incredible and Seth showed a lot of poise. Saturday was definitely a success and Ponytail Promotions will be back to Baltimore shortly.”

For more information, go to Ponytailpromotions.com

Founded in 2014 by respected Baltimore-based boxing businessman James Hogan, Ponytail Promotions envisions becoming one of the top promotional firms in the United States. With a keen interest in both male and female fighters, Ponytail Promotions will run a total of 10-12 shows per year in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC and North Carolina.