Conwell looks to go 13-0 when he faces Ashkeyev. The official fight date will be announced shortly.

Conwell looks to go 13-0 when he faces Ashkeyev. The official fight date will be announced shortly.

Cleveland, OH (June 25, 2020) – Undefeated junior middleweight standout Charles Conwell knew it was only a matter of time until his April 10 showdown against Madiyar Ashkeyev would be cancelled by COVID-19. Still, it was a disappointment when the most significant bout of his career got called off.

With gyms also closing for health and safety purposes, the 2016 Olympian was without boxing for the first time since childhood.

“I’ve been training or fighting since I was 11 years old,” said the 22-year-old Conwell who has a perfect 12-0 record with 9 knockouts. “The quarantine was boring at first without boxing and not a lot going on but I got to know myself and those around me a lot better. It turned out to be an interesting experience.”

Now that boxing is back, Conwell’s resumed training and is excited to return to the ring against Ashkeyev in the coming months.

“I’m motivated because he’s a good fighter and beating him gets me a step closer to fighting for the world title. I’m hungry and ready to show everybody I’m one of the best fighters at 154 pounds.”

Conwell’s Co-Promoter Tony Holden is also excited about what the future holds for his fighter.

“Charles Conwell-Madiyar Ashkeyev is still going to happen on Showtime, possibly early as August,” said Holden, who co-promotes Conwell along with DiBella Entertainment. “This is a significant bout in the 154 pound division and a definitely a big challenge for both fighters. I’m confident in Charles and know a victory will lead to bigger opportunities.”

The official date and venue of Conwell-Ashkeyev will be announced shortly.


Melson’s latest assignment will have him in Israel March 3-11

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Brooklyn, NY (February 3, 2020) – Retired boxer and Army Public Affairs Officer Maj. Boyd Melson will lend a helping hand to the Gloves and Doves Boxing Team.

Founded by retired boxer Tony Milch, Gloves and Doves is a team made up of Jews, Christians, Muslims and Druzes from Israel. All boxers, male and female, are selected compete as a member of the team. Despite notable cultural differences, Gloves and Doves promotes peace in the Middle East through boxing. Gloves and Doves also has a youth program for teens ages 14-17.

Melson is headed to Israel for a week in early March and along with Milch, will visit boxing gyms in more than five Israeli cities.

“The world needs to witness Gloves and Doves,” said Melson, who retired in 2016 with a 15-2-1 record and raised more than $400,000 for spinal cord injury research by donating 100% of his fight purses. “Exposure is the key to helping human beings that have preset notions they blanket another group with, evolve through those preset notions and learn what is real. Just imagine the world witnessing these optics – Jews, Christians, Muslims and Druzes, standing side by side as teammates fighting a common opponent – a real-life optic that is beyond value.”

The team begins competition April 2 in London against Team England and will travel to various international tournaments including October 17 at Gleason’s Gym in Melson’s native Brooklyn, NY.

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Reyes headlines in Tampa November 23

Reyes headlines in Tampa November 23

Tampa, FL (November 20, 2019) – Welterweight standout Mark Reyes Jr. will face hard-hitting Gabor Kovacs at “Rumble in the Bay” Saturday, November 23 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa.

The eight round contest serves as the main event and is brought to you by DiBella Entertainment in association with Rite Hook Promotions.

Reyes Jr., a Tampa native of Puerto Rican descent, enters the ring at 10-0 with 8 wins by knockout. The 23-year-old won his last two fights by first round KO, one coming in just 19 seconds. A crowd favorite, Reyes Jr’s known not just for his ability inside the squared circle but also his charitable efforts in the Tampa-St Petersburg region.

Coming all the way from Budapest, Hungary, Kovacks is 7-7 with 6 KO’s. He’s faced four unbeaten fighters and also battled former world rated contender Nicolas Gonzalez.

“Kovacks has faced some very good fighters and is a puncher,” Reyes said of his opponent. “I’m looking forward to giving the fans a great show Saturday night. The plan is to finish 2019 with a bang then moving onto bigger and better things next year.”

Fans can interact with Reyes on Instagram @MRJBoxing or by visiting



Tomlin looks to go to 3-0

Tomlin salutes the crowd after a first round KO

Ashland City, TN (November 13, 2019) – Lightweight prospect Ty “Short Fuse” Tomlin looks to run his record to 3-0 when he battles veteran Calvin Smith in a four round contest Saturday, November 23 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa, FL.

Dubbed as “Rumble in the Bay” the card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Rite Hook Promotions & Pier 6 Promotions.

On August 20, the 20-year-old Tomlin headlined a Tri-Star Boxing card in Nashville, TN. Although it’s highly unusual for a fighter in his second bout to serve as the main event, Tomlin proved to be worthy as he brought a massive crowd to witness his first round TKO of Kevin Cooper.

Team Tomlin expects more than 50 supporters to make the 10 hour trip to Tampa on the 23rd.

“This is my first fight outside of Nashville so we’re excited about it,” said Tomlin, who was ranked #3 in the nation as an amateur.

“I want to thank all of my fans that will be coming down for the fight and our sponsors for making this possible. We’re hoping to end the year with another victory.”

Will Hunter of Rite Hook Promotions, a co-promoter of “Rumble in the Bay,” was in Nashville for Tomlin’s pro debut this past May and believes he can become something special.

“I was ringside for his debut and was really impressed. He came in great shape and can really fight. Ty has a great fan base that is willing to travel beyond normal lengths to support him. He’s got a really bright future and I’m excited to see him fight on our card November 23.”

If all goes according to plan in Tampa, Tomlin will kick off his 2020 by fighting Thursday, January 16 for Tri-Star Boxing at the Fairgrounds Nashville.

Reyes Jr. looks to go 10-0 on August 23

Tampa, FL (August 20, 2019) – Undefeated Mark Reyes Jr. looks to his continue his unbeaten run when he battles Glenn Mitchell Friday, August 23 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa, FL.

The 6 round welterweight contest headlines a Pier 6 Promotions card and tickets are available by calling 813-532-5243.

Born and raised in Tampa, Reyes Jr’s perfect 9-0 record includes 7 victories by knockout. On February 16, Reyes Jr, scored a highlight reel one-punch knockout of previously unbeaten Rodrigo Tatijewski. An athletic boxer-puncher, Reyes Jr. is among the most popular fighters in the Tampa-St Pete area.

Fighting out of Steubenville, OH, Mitchell has a 3-2 professional ledger with all of his victories coming by KO. He has two first round KO’s and also fought highly touted Jamaine Ortiz back in 2017.

“I don’t know much about him,” Reyes Jr said of Mitchell. “We went through a number of opponents for this fight and the most recent fell out due to personal reasons so my thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time. I’m glad to be back in the ring and the goal is to give all the fans a great show Friday night.”

Fans can interact with Mark on Instagram @MRJBoxing or