The first ever "Next Generation" card is stacked with even match ups and hungry fighters

The first ever “Next Generation” card is stacked with even match ups and hungry fighters


Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 23, 2016) – Lee Baxter Promotions announced that hard-hitting Juan Orozco will face Steven Wilcox Thursday, July 28 in the eight round main event of the first ever “Next Generation” card at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The “Next Generation” fight series by Lee Baxter Promotions provides a platform for boxers with championship aspirations. Most of the boxers fight out of Canada but some will trek from across the world to display their talents.

Living and fighting out of Zamora, Michoacan de Ocambo, Mexico, Orozco is 12-3-2 with 10 victories by knockout. A winner in four of his last five bouts with three of those wins by KO, Orozco stopped Camilo Fuentes July 16 in Mexico. He’ll also enter the ring as the naturally bigger man, fighting as heavy as 151 lbs.

One of Canada’s rising stars,Wilcox owns an outstanding 13-1-1 record and has 5 KO’s. Fighting out of Hamilton Ontario, Wilcox shutout Pedro Navarrete in March. Prior to his pro career, the 26-year-old had approximately 180 amateur fights and was two-time a Canadian lightweight champion.

“Both fighters deserve props for making this happen” said Lee Baxter. “Orozco is filling in on short notice for Jesus Singwancha, who withdrew after injuring his hand in training. On top of that, he just fought a few days ago. Wilcox also deserves credit for dealing with multiple opponent changes and going forward with no questions asked. On top of that, Orozco is a tough fighter and I’m expecting a very competitive fight.”

Tim “The Irish” Cronin, a cruiserweight from Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada looks to run his unbeaten streak to 9 fights when he challenges Kristof Demendei of Slovakia in a six round contest. Cronin, 7-1-1 (2 KO’s), has primarily fought in Ontario and hasn’t been defeated since his pro debut. Demendei, 10-1-2 (6 KO’s), fought all but one of his bouts in Slovakia and looks to rebound from a decision loss in June.

In undercard action, super middleweights newcomers Augistino D’Aluisio and Mike Miller will swap leather. Junior middleweight Mayron Zeferino will have his first fight versus Quebec’s Danyk Croteau. Monster heavyweight Mladen Mijas of Ontario makes his pro debut against 5-1 Slovakian David Vyletel. Each bout is scheduled for four rounds.

Sponsored by Everlast, Vonbets, Hardknocks Boxing Club & Labatts Brewery, tickets to the “Next Generation” are on sale now for $45, $55 and $65 by logging onto Ticketmaster.Ca. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight is scheduled for 7:30.

Del Valle, 22-2, build a solid foundation in the tri state area and returns for the first time in four years August 27

Del Valle, 22-2, build a solid foundation in the tri state area and returns for the first time in four years August 27


Bayamon, Puerto Rico (July 20, 2016) – As a teenager, Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle left his native Puerto Rico for Newburgh, NY where he resided for seven years. During his time in the Empire State amateur ranks, he made great strides in the ring and won multiple highly-competitive tournaments, most notably capturing the 2004 National Golden Gloves title.

As a pro, Del Valle had his first fight in New Jersey, hoisted the WBA-NABA championship in New York and Connecticut was the state that hosted his first appearance on HBO. Overall, half of his 24 professional fights took place in the tri state area and the bilingual Del Valle built a solid fan following. However, he hasn’t fought in the area since 2012.

On August 27, that will change when Del Valle battles an opponent to be announced in a ten round super bantamweight bout at the Bayonne Pavilion in Bayonne, New Jersey.

“I love fighting in the tri state area,” said Del Valle, the owner of an excellent 22-2 professional record with 16 knockouts and a #12 ranking by the International Boxing Federation. “I had a lot of great moments when I lived in New York and miss the local crowds. The support was great and there is a very large Puerto Rican population in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. I’ve still got a lot of fans in the area and they always ask me when I’m fighting locally again. Due to some of the changes in my career, I wasn’t sure until this incredible opportunity came up. I’d like to thank Roc Nation and LGM Promotions for making this happen. I’m hoping to fight for a world title in the near future and defend it in the tri state area.”

Tickets prices are $125 for VIP Table; $65 for Ringside; $55 for General ringside and $40 for General Admission and can be purchased by visiting: www.lgmpromo.eventbrite.com

The first ever "Next Generation" card is stacked with even match ups and hungry fighters

The first ever “Next Generation” card is stacked with even match ups and hungry fighters


Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 16, 2016) – Steven Wilcox and Jesus Singwancha will square off in the eight round main event of Lee Baxter Promotions’ inaugural “Next Generation” card Thursday, July 28 at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The “Next Generation” fight series is set to showcase boxers on the rise with championship aspirations. Most of the boxers fight out of Canada but some will travel from various parts of the globe to showcase their skills.

Living and fighting out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Wilcox has an excellent 13-1-1 professional ledger with five victories by way of knockout. Last year, he fought undefeated Mick Gadbois for the WBC International title but the belt remained vacant following a draw. The 26-year-old Wilcox dominated his last two bouts, winning virtually every round against Luis Armando Juarez and Pedro Navarrete respectively. However, he’s expected to have his hands full on July 28.

Born as Jesus Kakonge in Congo, Singwancha now boxes out of Montreal and was matched astonishingly tough from the day he turned pro. In addition to facing three unbeaten foes in his first five fights, he was pitted against world title challenger Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat (now 52-3), Narong Boonchan (23-2) and former two-division world champion Sirimongkol Singwancha who owns a jaw-dropping 90-2 professional record. Currently at 21-9 with 8 wins by knockout, Jesus Sinwancha is on a five fighting winning streak, most recently outpointing the aforementioned Gadbois.

“This is going to be a heck of a fight,” exclaimed Lee Baxter. “Steven is an outstanding boxer but he’s never fought anybody as tough, rugged and experienced as Singwancha. Steven believes he has what it takes to get to the next level but knows he can’t sleep on Singwancha, who is riding his own wave of confidence coming off of consecutive victories over two well-regarded fighters in Roody Pierre-Paul and Mick Gadbois. Fans are in for a real treat here!”

In the semi-main event, cruiserweight Tim “The Irish” Cronin of Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada challenges Slovakia’s Kristof Demendei over six rounds. Cronin, 7-1-1 (2 KO’s), is unbeaten in eight fights after dropping his pro debut and fought most of his career in Ontario. Demendei, 10-1-2 (6 KO’s), will fight in the Great White North for the first time and lost his last bout via decision to once-beaten Marco Scafi in June.

Debuting super middleweights Augistino D’Aluisio and Mike Miller are scheduled to duke it out over four rounds and super welterweight Mayron Zeferino will have his first fight against opponent to be announced. Rounding out the card is newcomer Mladen Mijas of Ontario versus 5-1 Slovakian David Vyletel in the heavyweight division. All three fights are scheduled for four rounds

Other bouts will be announced shortly.

Baxter said “there were some recent changes to the card but needless to say, we’ve got competitive matches across the board. All of the boxers on the card believe they have what it takes to be included in the next generation of boxing stars and are coming to put on a great show July 28.”

Sponsored by Everlast, Vonbets, Hardknocks Boxing Club & Labatts Brewery, tickets to the “Next Generation” are on sale now for $45, $55 and $65 by logging onto Ticketmaster.Ca. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight is scheduled for 7:30.

Perrella looks to become the first man to stop Yordenis Ugas August 12 on ESPN

Perrella looks to become the first man to stop Yordenis Ugas August 12 on ESPN


Fort Myers, FL (July 15, 2016) – Unbeaten sensation Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella will look to take another step up the welterweight ladder when he meets 2008 Olympian Yordenis Ugas Friday, August 12 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

The card is promoted by Kings Promotions and will be televised as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ ESPN Boxing series at 9 pm ET.

Living and fighting out of Fort Myers, FL, Perrella’s 14-0 with 13 wins by knockout and he’s stopped eight of his last 11 foes in less than three rounds. On June 4, Perrella captured the attention of the boxing world with a dominant second round knockout of previously unbeaten David Grayton. Following his victory, which came on the heels of Muhammad Ali’s passing, Perrella gave an Ali-eqsue interview where he expressed his desire to fight the best fighters at 147 pounds. Less than two weeks after the win, Perrella was back in the gym.

Opposing him will be crafty Cuban Yordenis Ugas. Born in Santiago de Cuba but now living and fighting out of Miami, FL, Ugas has a solid 15-3 professional ledger with 7 KO’s. Prior to his pro career, he shined as a member of the famed Cuban Amateur Team. Ugas won the 2005 Pan American Championships, 2005 Senior World Championships, 2006 Central America and Caribbean Games, 2007 Pan American Games and four Cuban National Championships. In 2008, Ugas represented his country in the Olympics and won the bronze medal. Ugas was last seen dropping a competitive decision to highly touted Amir Imam and Perrella will be his fourth unbeaten foe, none of which have stopped him.

Perrella said of Ugas “I think he’s a good fighter and the fact he’s never been knocked out motivates me. I take it as a challenge and I plan to be the first to stop him. I’m obsessed with becoming the best because this is who I am. I grind like no other and put on great performances for the fans. August 12 will be no different!”

Tickets from $25 are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, by calling 877.833.SHOW, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Fans can interact with Perrella on Twitter @bryantperrella or at Facebook.com/teamperrella

Melson recently provided a half hour motivational speech at spoke at Fort Bragg while also volunteering his time to raise funds and awareness to stop soldier suicide

Melson recently provided a half hour motivational speech at spoke at Fort Bragg while also volunteering his time to raise funds and awareness to stop soldier suicide


New York, NY (July 14, 2016) – WBC-USNBC junior middleweight boxing champion and community hero Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson spoke to the 3rd Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) or MISB Friday, July 8 in Fort Bragg, NC. Read the rest of this entry »