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Lakeland, FL (September 2, 2015) – Mad Integrity Fight Sports returns to Lakeland with an action packed card Saturday, October 10 at the Florida Orange Event Center.

The card will feature a number of solid local rising stars in exciting match ups. $30 general admission and $60 VIP tickets for this family friendly event are on sale at Madbombsaway4.bpt.me or by visiting Atomic Tattoos in Lakeland and Bulldog Boxing & Fitness in Tampa. All VIP ticket holders 21 years and older will receive free beer from Brew Hub. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the opening bell scheduled for 7:30.

In the main event of the evening, lightweight prospect Ruben “Chino” Ozuna battles 28 fight veteran Bobby Hill of Mississippi. Ozuna, 4-1, is fresh off a thrilling slugfest with Yasmani Calzadilla where he came off the canvas to grind out a decision. The popular Wauchula, FL native is going for his fourth straight victory and will do so in front of a large group of supporters. Best defined as fearless, Hill’s battled many notable fighters including world champion Jose Benavidez, Mason Menard, Antonio Capulin, Bahodir Mamadjonov, Devonte Williams, Rashad Ganaway and Karim Martinez among others.

Undefeated Junior Middleweight Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez risks his 7-0 record against Jacksonville’s Juan Aguirre in a bout for Sunshine State bragging rights.

Former football star turned welterweight prospect Leanthony “Tyga” Fleming faces iron chinned Randy Heddrick. Fleming, who lives and fights out of Lakeland, played football for Kutztown University and Central Connecticut State before injuries derailed his career on the gridiron.

In four round undercard bouts, Rafael “Junito” Rivera of Tampa faces Orlando’s Cleveland McClean and Quincy, FL’s Leonardo Kenon squares off against Georgia native Greg Faust. Paul “Pay Per View” Parker, “King” Kenmon Evans, Ricky “Cowboy” Tomlinson and Tori “Ruthless” Ramirez will all appear against opponents to be announced.

All bouts are subject to change.

“We’re excited for another show in Lakeland,” said Joey Orduna of Mad Integrity Fight Sports. “We received a great response from our last show in May. Fighters and fans were both asking about our next card almost immediately. I’m expecting a number of barburners on this card since we’ve got a lot of locals looking to prove themselves. Lakeland is also a great location since it’s between Tampa and Orlando. Tickets start at $30 so make sure to bring the whole family!”

Other bouts will be announced shortly and updates are also available by going to https://www.facebook.com/MadIntegrityFightSports.

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Posted: 30th August 2015 by knockout in Articles

Last week, Boyd Melson played in the Legends and Heroes Charity Softball Game at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ as a member of the Heroes Team.

The proceeds from the event benefited Sanctuary Island, a non-profit organization that serves Wounded Warriors and others disabled to enhance their health and self-esteem. The game was started to help veterans’ rehabilitative sports programs and assist various military-based organizations.

Following the game, Melson and WBC Cares Foundation Chairwoman Jill Diamond gave medals to the winning team.

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New York, NY (August 23, 2015) – WBC USNBC junior middleweight champion Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will participate in the Heroes & Legends Charity Softball Game Saturday, August 29 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ.

Individual tickets for $10 and $40 VIP seats including dinner, drinks and time with the participants are available by calling 732-901-7000 or at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/BuyClear.asp?EventID=149462&continue=buynew.asp#.VXC1Ps9Vikr.VIP seats are limited to the first 100 guests.

Gates open at 3 PM and there will be a home run derby at 4:30, followed by the softball game.

The event is presented by Oceans Six Real and Partners. Proceeds will benefit Sanctuary Island, a non-profit organization that serves Wounded Warriors and others disabled to enhance their health and self-esteem. The game was started to help veterans’ rehabilitative sports programs and assist various military-based organizations.

Melson will play for the Purple Heart Heroes, a team featuring many soldiers wounded serving our country. They will be opposed by The Legends, a squad made up of former athletes including major leaguers Jeff Frazier, Jay Johnstone and Andy Ashby plus Super Bowl XXV Champion Stephen Baker and members of the rock band Madison Rising.

Following the game, WBC Cares Foundation President Jill Diamond will hand out medals to the winning team.

“It is an incredible honor to be asked to play in the game,” said Melson, an Army Reserve Officer and 2003 West Point graduate who donates his fight purses to Team Fight to Walk to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries. “The Wounded Warrior Project has been close to my heart and my mother is also a huge supporter. These Purple Heart recipients deserve the absolute best and an event like this is the least we can do for those brave soldiers injured protecting our freedom.”

Fans can interact with Boyd via twitter @BoydMelson or https://www.facebook.com/boyd.melson.9.

Melson to play in Heroes & Legends Charity Softball Game!

For Immediate Release
New York, NY (August 23, 2015) – WBC USNBC junior middleweight champion Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will participate in the Heroes & Legends Charity Softball Game Saturday, August 29 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ.

Individual tickets for $10 and $40 VIP seats including dinner, drinks and time with the participants are available by calling 732-901-7000 or at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/BuyClear.asp?EventID=149462&continue=buynew.asp#.VXC1Ps9Vikr.VIP seats are limited to the first 100 guests.

Gates open at 3 PM and there will be a home run derby at 4:30, followed by the softball game.

The event is presented by Oceans Six Real and Partners. Proceeds will benefit Sanctuary Island, a non-profit organization that serves Wounded Warriors and others disabled to enhance their health and self-esteem. The game was started to help veterans’ rehabilitative sports programs and assist various military-based organizations.

Melson will play for the Purple Heart Heroes, a team featuring many soldiers wounded serving our country. They will be opposed by The Legends, a squad made up of former athletes including major leaguers Jeff Frazier, Jay Johnstone and Andy Ashby plus Super Bowl XXV Champion Stephen Baker and members of the rock band Madison Rising.

Following the game, WBC Cares Foundation President Jill Diamond will hand out medals to the winning team.

“It is an incredible honor to be asked to play in the game,” said Melson, an Army Reserve Officer and 2003 West Point graduate who donates his fight purses to Team Fight to Walk to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries. “The Wounded Warrior Project has been close to my heart and my mother is also a huge supporter. These Purple Heart recipients deserve the absolute best and an event like this is the least we can do for those brave soldiers injured protecting our freedom.”

Fans can interact with Boyd via twitter @BoydMelson or https://www.facebook.com/boyd.melson.9.

Baltimore Boxing to host Olympic Qualifiers September 8-11!

For Immediate Release

Baltimore, MD (August 20, 2015) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions in association with USA Boxing and Under Armour will host the Eastern Regional Olympic Trials Women’s Qualifiers September 8-11 at the beautiful Baltimore Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Dubbed as “Pathway to Glory”, the event will feature hundreds of women from various states vying to get one step closer to their dream of representing the United States during the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Local notables include Baltimore’s very own Franchon Crews and Red Lion PA’s Brittany Inkrote.

The opening rounds of “Pathway to Glory” take place on 8th and 9th, with the semi finals and finals slated for the Thursday the 10th and Friday the 11th respectively. Doors open at 6:30 and the first fight begins at 8:15 pm sharp all four days. Complementary tickets for the opening rounds are available on Baltimoreboxing.com. Individual tickets for the semi finals starting at $15 and finals from $25 can also be purchased at Baltimoreboxing.com or by calling 410-375-9175. VIP tables, including complementary hors dourves and the best seats in the house, are available for the finals from $350. The Baltimore Harbor Hotel is located at 101 W Fayette St.

As part of this special multi-day event, Baltimore Boxing is proudly teaming up to help multiple organizations raise funds and awareness for their cause.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the organization of honor is the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Established in 1997, the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) provides financial assistance for breast cancer screening and diagnostic tests for uninsured or underprivileged individuals. In October 2011, Baltimore Boxing donated a percentage of their proceeds from a fight card to the ABCF. On Thursday, The House of Ruth Maryland will be recognized by Baltimore Boxing in association with the Olympic Qualifiers. One of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, The House of Ruth helps thousands of battered women and children find safety and security. Friday evening’s group will be the South Atlantic Amateur Boxing Association, which oversees all amateur boxing in the state of Maryland.

“This is the most excited I’ve ever been for a boxing event and I’ve been around the sport most of my life,” said Smith, a former prizefighter who has promoted hundreds of shows in addition to training boxers at the Baltimore Boxing Club. “These four days will be memorable for the State of Maryland and City of Baltimore. Fans will not only have the opportunity to see four straight days of action but they may very well be watching the next Olympic gold medalist. If you’re in or near Baltimore, make sure to come out and see history!”

For more information, go to Baltimoreboxing.com or USABoxing.com.