Baranchyk, 12-0 (10 KO's), is rated #12 by the IBF and is a fan favorite at the Buffalo Run

Baranchyk, 12-0 (10 KO’s), is rated #12 by the IBF and is a fan favorite at the Buffalo Run


Miami, OK (November 29, 2016) – Junior welterweight phenom Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Trey Lippe-Morrison, both members of Holden Productions’ “Four State Franchise,” return to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK Saturday, December 10.

Headlining in a ten round contest, Baranchyk’s fighting his fourth consecutive bout at the Buffalo Run, where he is an adopted fan favorite. Raised in Russia and fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, Baranchyk is 12-0 with 10 wins by knockout. In his most recent bout, Baranchyk clearly outpointed crafty Zhimin Wang on ShoBox over ten rounds to capture both the USBA and WBC USNBC championships.

So far, Baranchyk has won all of his fights decisively and his team believes the sky’s the limit.

“He’s exceeded expectations,” said Promoter Tony Holden. “He’s fought three times on ShoBox and has two first round knockouts plus a dominant decision victory. I’m very excited for his future.”

Lou DiBella, who promotes Baranchyk along with Holden and Fight Promotions Inc, is equally enthused.

“Ivan is one of boxing’s biggest punchers and he’s making the move from prospect to contender. I’m happy he’s found a home away from home in Miami, OK and he’ll be able to continue to impress in front of his adopted hometown fans.”

Opposing the IBF #12 rated Baranchyk Wilberth Lopez, 16-5 (10 KO’s), of Tuscon, AZ. The tough Lopez has four wins against previously undefeated fighters including Leon Spinks III (6-0-1) and Damian Alejandro Sosa (8-0), besting the latter as part of the Mayweather-Maidana II undercard.

In the co-main event, Lippe-Morrison faces veteran Ty Cobb, 19-7 (11 KO’s), of Wichita Falls, TX. One of the most popular prospects in the US, Lippe-Morrison is 12-0 with all 12 wins by knockout. The fighting pride of Vinita, OK, Lippe-Morrison made his TV debut in September and did so with many eyes on him. The 27-year-old passed with flying colors, stopping fellow unbeaten Ed Latimore in less than 2 ½ minutes. He is a massive draw at the Buffalo Run, where he routinely fights in front of standing room only crowds.

The Lippe-Morrison-Cobb match is scheduled for six rounds.

Also appearing on the card in an eight round junior middleweight contest is fellow “Four State Franchise” member Dillon “White Lightning” Cook. Hailing from Seneca, MO, Cook owns a solid 17-1 professional ledger with 7 victories by way of knockout.

Challenging Cook will be 43 fight veteran Juan Jesus Rivera of Mexico. Rivera, 28-15 (18 KO’s), fought many quality fighters including former world champion Cesar Bazan, Daniel Sandoval, Dierry Jean and Roberto Ortiz.

Other bouts will be announced shortly.

Tickets are on sale now by going tohttp://www.stubwire.com/event/fourstatesfranchise/buffaloruncasino/miami/13787/.

Baltimore Boxing Promotions and the Baltimore Boxing Club raised $10,000 for two families  weighed down by medical bills.

Baltimore Boxing Promotions and the Baltimore Boxing Club raised $10,000 for two families weighed down by medical bills.


Baltimore, MD (November 15, 2016) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions is proud to announce they’ve raised $10,000 for two area residents with large medical bills associated with extended hospital stays.

To ensure funds were raised through multiple channels, Smith donated a large number of tickets (which the families resold and kept 100% of the money) while running a 50/50 raffle and silent auction on fight night at Michael’s Eighth Avenue.

On September 15, Baltimore Boxing’s “Fight for Vince” card raised funds for Vincent Veazey, a longtime trainer and mentor at the Baltimore Boxing Club. Veazey, who was already fighting Parkinson’s disease, suffered a heart attack earlier this year that required triple bypass surgery. Vince and his family were left with massive medical bills following his hospitalization and still needed enough money for day to day expenses.

Thursday, November 10’s card assisted the family of Nicholas Tasker, an 8-year-old Arbutus, MD resident battling a rare form of abdomen cancer. Tasker is still hospitalized but made it to Michael’s Eighth to receive the “Mike Dietrich American Dream Award” during an emotional ceremony for his courageous fight against cancer.

“I’ve been in boxing for most of my life as a fighter, trainer, promoter and gym owner and these last few events were the most emotional for me,” said Jake Smith. “The community and our fans have been incredible in purchasing tickets while participating in the silent auctions and 50/50 raffles to help those in need. As a lifelong Baltimore resident, it is my duty to give back to the community. Seeing firsthand what the sport of boxing can do to help others in need is a feeling no other.”

Baltimore Boxing’s next card is scheduled for December 8 and more information will be available shortly.

Residents, groups and organizations of the Baltimore area interested in receiving assistance through Baltimore Boxing fight cards are encouraged to email Bmoreboxing@aol.com with detailed information.

Baltimore Boxing's November 10 card will help raise funds for a cancer stricken 8-year-old while also honoring the late Mike "American Dream" Dietrich

Baltimore Boxing’s November 10 card will help raise funds for a cancer stricken 8-year-old while also honoring the late Mike “American Dream” Dietrich

Baltimore, MD (November 2, 2016) – Baltimore Boxing Promotions will host a special evening of Olympic style boxing that will help raise funds for a cancer stricken 8-year-old while also honoring one of their own fallen fighters Thursday, November 10 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD.

Named “Don’t Blink,” Baltimore Boxing Promotions donated a significant number of tickets to the family of Nicholas Tasker, an 8-year-old football standout battling a rare abdomen cancer that spread to his lungs. The Tasker family resold the tickets and kept 100% of the money to help offset his medical bills. To further assist on fight night, Baltimore Boxing is hosting a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

Baltimore Boxing Promotions will also pay homage to the late Mike “American Dream” Dietrich. Dietrich, a fan favorite in Baltimore who was a close friend of Baltimore Boxing CEO Jake Smith, passed away unexpectedly in 2010. During fight night, Tasker will receive the Mike Dietrich American Dream Award by Baltimore Boxing’s Steve Wheeler.

“Cancer is a very dangerous and scary disease, even more so when a young child with his entire life ahead of him is battling it,” said Jake Smith. “When I heard about Nicholas’ story, I made it a mission not only to help personally but have our loyal fans give to a family in need. Nicholas is a real warrior with a great spirit. He will get through this.”

Smith is also glad that he will honor a fallen friend.

“Mike Dietrich was literally like family to me. He went on vacation with me and we spent countless hours together in the gym. Anybody that knew him remembers his friendly personality, which made him one of the biggest local ticket draws. He was not only a pleasure to work with as a fighter, he was an important person in my life that tragically left us way too young. Every year, the American Dream award is awarded in his honor and will continue to be as long as I’m promoting.”

Headlining the card is a heavyweight title match between “Dangerous” Dallas Butts and Brian “Bam Bam” Haneschlager. The two previously met in an intense match, with Butts taking a competitive decision.

The undercard will feature popular locals Clayton Fraser, Ameila Moore and Richie Hammons.

Tickets from $25 are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or going to http://www.baltimoreboxing.com/events.

Those who are unable to make the event can still donate by going to https://www.youcaring.com/brittany-trail-and-richard-tasker-657517.

Lippe Morrison will be moved correctly, fighting both on and off TV according to Holden

Lippe Morrison will be moved correctly, fighting both on and off TV according to Holden

The boxing world is always looking for its next great attraction and nothing is more sought after than a heavyweight; especially an American with devistating power like Trey Lippe-Morrison.

On Friday September 23, the undefeated Lippe-Morrison fought his first televised bout on Showtime against fellow unbeaten Ed Latimore. The bout, a significant step up in competition for Lippe-Morrison, received a tremendous amount of attention.

After Lippe-Morrison scored two hard knockdowns and stopped Latimore in less than 2 ½ minutes, the boxing community was buzzing with questions. Is he going to be a world champion like his late father Tommy Morrison? Will he be on the fast track to stardom? Is he America’s next great hope?

According to his promoter Tony Holden, they will take their time to find out.

“Trey is definitely a good prospect and his most recent win demonstrated that. He has devastating power and is improving under Freddie Roach, who has done a fantastic job with him. At the same time, it’s important to remember as a promoter it’s my utmost duty to take our time and move him strategically.”

Lippe-Morrison, 12-0 (12 KO’s), continues to sell out shows as the main attraction and is scheduled to return in December at the Buffalo Run Casino where he is a member of the “Four State Franchise.” Since his impressive victory, Holden’s recieved multiple offers for Lippe-Morrison to return to TV in early 2017. Ultimately, the plan is to mix in the right TV fights and untelevised bouts at the Buffalo Run, where his impact goes beyond boxing.

“The economy here is struggling and for some, boxing is one of the few things they have to look forward to,” said Holden, who promoted Tommy Morrison and has promoted Lippe-Morrison since his pro debut. “This is our professional franchise and the commuinity has rallied behind Trey. He is fighting for them and it’s very heartwarming to see the relationship Trey has developed with his fans. Wherever he fights, Trey is representing the “Four State Franchise” and our community. Ultimately, the team is going to make smart decisions and get him to that next level when we collectively agree the time is right.”

Official particulars on Lippe-Morrison’s next bout will be announced Thursday, November 3.

Lee Baxter Promotions' McGuinness and Miljas are set to return October 28 in Calgary.

Lee Baxter Promotions’ McGuinness and Miljas are set to return October 28 in Calgary.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (October 25, 2016) – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lee Baxter Promotions’ card scheduled for Thursday evening at the Powerade Center in Brampton, Ontario has been postponed until further notice.

Two of Baxter’s fighters scheduled to appear on that card, 130 pound contender Logan “Cotton” McGuinness and heavyweight prospect Mladen “Monster” Miljas, will now fight October 28 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

A former NABA champion at 126, 130 and 135 pounds, McGuinness signed with Lee Baxter Promotions in July. McGuinness, 23-0-1 (10 KO’s), is fighting for the first since May 2015 and meets Noel Rincon, 18-9-1 (10 KO’s), of Mexico over eight rounds. With a victory, the 29-year-old Ontario native hopes to get back in the mix.

Known as “Monster” due to his crushing power and impressive physical stature, Miljas looks to go 2-0 as a pro when he challenges Mexican Adrian Garcia, 1-1 (1 KO), in a four rounder.

“”I’m glad I was able to keep Logan and Mladen fighting even after our card was postponed,” said Lee Baxter. “The card will be rescheduled in the near future but in the meantime it’s important to keep my fighters busy. Logan’s been very sharp in training and Mladen has the look of a good heavyweight prospect based on what we saw in his pro debut.”

Baxter, who is growing his stable of talented boxers, also looks forward to the career changing opportunity his fighter Samuel Vargas has when he faces unbeaten Danny Garcia November 12.

“We’ve got a lot of nice things on the horizon and I believe that Sammy is going to surprise a lot of people. His trainers know everything there is to be known about Garcia and Team Vargas was thrilled when we heard he accepted the fight.
I’ve also got Kane Heron returning from a few lingering injuries and he’ll be back by the end of the year. He is a truly special talent and one of boxing’s best kept secrets. Most importantly, we will continue to grow and invest in our fighters while providing quality events in Canada.”

For more information, please visit LeeBaxterpromotions.com.

Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Publicist) – 551-206-0578 or @kopublicity