Perrella faces Luis Collazo August 4 from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. The bout airs on FS2 at 5:30 PM ET.

Perrella faces Luis Collazo August 4 from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.
The bout airs on FS2 at 5:30 PM ET.


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Uniondale, NY (August 3, 2018) – Welterweight rising star Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella scaled in at a ripped and ready 146 lbs for his highly-anticipated ten round showdown with former champion Luis Collazo Saturday, August 4 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.

Living and fighting out of Fort Myers, FL, Perrella brings an impressive 15-1 professional ledger with 13 wins by KO. A Brooklyn, NY native, Collazo scaled in slightly over the welterweight limit at 147.2 lbs and has an excellent 37-7 record with 20 KO’s.

“Everything in training camp went exactly as planned,” said Perrella. “I’ve never been so excited for a fight in my life. Luis is a very crafty fighter and a former champion. I respect him as a fighter and his accomplishments but this is my time to shine. All of the sacrifices made will pay off Saturday evening because the plan is to win in dominant fashion!”

Perrella-Collazo airs at 5:30 PM ET on FS2.

Fans can follow Bryant on Instagram @BryantPerrella.

Tri-Star Boxing hosted an exciting fight card in front of a standing room only crowd Saturday, July 28 at Limelight

Tri-Star Boxing hosted an exciting fight card in front of a standing room only crowd Saturday, July 28 at Limelight

Nashville, TN (August 1, 2018) – Edwin Reyes and Jesus Soler battled to an entertaining eight round draw in the main event of Tri-Star Boxing Promotions’ “Fight Night at Limelight” Saturday, July 28 in Nashville.

With a standing room only crowd cheering him on, Reyes moved up in weight to challenge for the UBF All-Americas 112 pound championship and had a significant size disadvantage. Known for his exciting style, the popular Nashville-based Guatemalan found success early with his signature volume punching. Later in the bout, the Arecibo, Puerto Rico based Soler neutralized Reyes by using his length and buzzed him with some hard shots to the head. There were also a few close rounds that could’ve gone either way as each man had moments of success.

In the end, Reyes’ early volume punching proceeded by Soler connecting with big shots left the three judges at a standstill as each official scorer had the bout 76-76.

Reyes is now 8-3-3 with 5 KO’s while Soler’s professional ledger stands at 9-1-1 (5 KO’s).

Super middleweight prospect Maidel Sando of Nashville scored an impressive four round unanimous decision over Ohio’s Rashad Scott in the co-featured bout of the evening.

Fighting for the first time at 168, Sando controlled the contest with well placed jabs, hard straight rights and keeping the shorter Scott out of range.

All three judges scored the bout 40-36 for Sando, who improved to 5-0 (3 KO’s). Scott is now 3-2.

Popular Nashville native Eduardo Aguiar and Posen, IL’s native Carl Currie brawled their way to an entertaining four round draw. Currie got off to a fast start but Aguiar battled his way back with crisp body-head combos that had fans at the edge of their seats from bell to bell.

“Every fight was exciting and the fans definitely left happy,” said Matt Young of Tri-Star Boxing. “There wasn’t a boring fight the entire evening. I owe a special thanks to Limelight for making this a great event, the fighters for giving it their all and our amazing fans who packed the house to absolute capacity. We look forward to bringing more great events to Nashville and beyond.”

Tri-Star’s next card will be announced shortly and updates can be found on Tristarboxing.com or Facebook.com/Tristarboxing.

OTHER RESULTS:
Heavywights – Rydell Mays Jr KO2 Zach Radebaugh
Junior middleweights -Terence Reed TKO3 Adrian Thomas
Super middleweights – Eric Draper TKO3 Michael Sunkett
Junior welterweights – Dedrick Bell (21-30-1, 11 KO’s) TKO4 Adam Young
Junior featherweights – Demarius Driver SD4 Nicholas Rodriguez
Junior welterweights – Roger Hilley TKO4 Raul Garcia Jr.

Coyle headlines October 6 at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg.

Coyle headlines October 6 at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg.


Tampa, FL (July 31, 2018) – Connor “The Kid” Coyle will put his undefeated record on the line when he headlines Fire Fist Boxing Promotions’ “Night of Champions” Saturday, October 6 at the St. Petersburg Coliseum.
Hailing from Ireland but training out of St. Petersburg, Coyle’s a perfect 8-0 with 3 wins by knockout. In his last bout, the talented 28-year-old impressively stopped local rival Danny Pastrana in front of a sold out crowd at the very same venue he’ll return to in October.

Coyle meets an opponent to be announced in a ten round contest for the American Boxing Federation (ABF) Continental Americas 160 pound championship.

Recent Fire Fist Promotions signee Mark Reyes Jr. of Tampa is scheduled to face fellow Floridian Travis Castellon in an eight rounder for the ABF Continental Americas welterweight title.

A talented boxer-puncher with excellent hand speed, Reyes is 7-0 with 5 wins by knockout. He is fresh off a first round stoppage of Javier Garcia. Fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Castellon’s excellent professional record stands at 16-1-1 with 12 KO’s. The heavy-handed Castellon’s scored 10 of his knockouts in three rounds or less.

Popular cruiserweight Nicholas Iannuzzi, 19-4 (11 KO’s) of Tampa faces Georgia based Puerto Rican Vincent Miranda in an eight round contest. Iannuzzi returned from a long layoff in March and scored a dynamic knockout. Miranda, 17-2 (9 KO’s), owns dominant victories over contenders David Telesco and Brian Barbosa.
Arcadia’s Joseph Fernandez, 7-3-3 (1 KO), challenges West Palm Beach’s Tobias “Da Truth” Green, 7-2 (2 KO’s), in a six round junior welterweight tilt for Sunshine State bragging rights.

5-0 welterweight Ramon De La Paz of Wesley Chapel, FL and 3-0 junior middleweight Ozodbek Aripov of Fort Myers, FL by way of Russian will put their undefeated records on the line in separate bouts.

Other locals featured on the undercard include heavyweight Jose “The Dream” Medina (4-0, 1 KO), featherweight Juan Avila (4-0, 3 KO’s), bantamweight Brian Canaday (3-0, 2 KO’s) and debuting junior lightweight Armando Moran.
Additional matchups and ticket information will be announced shortly.

“We’re really excited to be back in St. Pete at the Coliseum,” said Jody Caliguire of Fire Fist Boxing Promotions. “Last time Connor and Mark helped pack the house. The Iannuzzi-Miranda and Fernandez-Green fights are also 50-50 so fans will not only get to see some really good talent but competitive fights as well. Make sure to get your tickets soon as they’re available because last time out we were at maximum capacity.”
All fights and fighters are sanctioned by the Florida State Athletic Commission and subject to change.

For more information, please visit Firefistboxing.net or Facebook.com/Firefistboxing.

Perrella faces a tough test in former world champion Luis Collazo and a victory would move him towards a title shot.

Perrella faces a tough test in former world champion Luis Collazo and a victory would move him towards a title shot.


Fort Myers, FL (July 25, 2018) – To say that welterweight Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella lives, eats and breathes boxing wouldn’t be an understatement.

The 29-year-old Fort Myers native trains year round, doesn’t drink or smoke and keeps a strict diet. When he’s not feverishly pounding away at the heavy bag, shadowboxing, sparring, or doing roadwork in the sweltering heat, Perrella’s likely at a fitness facility in Southwest Florida.

“He puts his entire life into this sport and taking care of his body,” said Michael Nowling, Perrella’s head trainer. “I’ve seen plenty of fighters work hard in the gym to get ready for a fight then take breaks after and balloon up in weight. Bryant is the exact opposite – I have to tell him he needs a break.”

A 6’1 southpaw, Perrella’s regarded as one of the better up and coming 147 pound fighters. At 15-1 with 13 wins by knockout, Perrella’s scored impressive victories over fellow welterweight hopefuls David Grayton and Alex Martin. In his lone setback, a fourth round stoppage by title contender Yordenis Ugas, Perrella entered the bout with a right leg injury and left with many lessons learned.

Still, he’s expecting the toughest challenge of his career when he battles former welterweight champion Luis Collazo, 37-7 (20 KO’s), August 4 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Residing in nearby Brooklyn, NY, the slick southpaw not only has the hometown advantage but the edge in experience having faced Shane Mosley, Keith Thurman, Andre Berto, Ricky Hatton, Victor Ortiz and Amir Khan among others.

“Luis Collazo is one of the craftiest boxers around and he’s been a top fighter for many years,” Perrella said. “He’s given everybody a tough fight and had a few close decisions go against him. I expect this to be the biggest challenge of my career but I’m ready for it. Fights like these are the reason I’ve dedicated my life to boxing. I don’t just want to win – I want to win impressively and show the boxing world that I’m worthy of a title shot in the near future.”

Perrella meets Collazo over ten rounds and the bout airs at 5:30 pm ET on FS2.

Fans can follow Perrella on Instagram @BryantPerrella.

Now 16-0, Falcao eagerly awaits a showdown with a top middleweight

Now 16-0, Falcao eagerly awaits a showdown with a top middleweight


Plant City, FL (July 23, 2018) – Highly rated middleweight and 2012 Olympic medalist Yamaguchi Falcao, 16-0 (7 KO’s), moved further up the rankings by outpointing WBO #14 Elias Espadas, 17-4 (12 KO’s), over ten rounds.

The bout took place Saturday, July 21 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas just prior to an HBO world title doubleheader.

Representing his native Brazil but living and fighting out of Plant City, FL, Falcao got off to a quick start by dropping his Yucatan, Mexico based foe in the second round with a crisp two punch combo. Falcao, a skilled boxer-puncher, battled through a rough and often dirty fight featuring headbutts, low blows and excessive holding. Falcao and Espadas did have some solid exchanges with both men landing nice shots, though Falcao was the more consistent fighter.

In the 10th round, Falcao hurt his foe with a right hook and backed him up against the ropes but the game Espadas weathered the storm until the final bell.

Scores were 96-92 twice and 95-93 for Falcao.

“I’m happy to get the victory even though it was a complicated and frustrating fight,” said Falcao, who ended Espadas’ 8 fight win streak. “It felt like I had to fight the referee and the crowd too but getting the win is what matters most.”

Ready, willing and able to face any middleweight on the planet, Falcao’s hoping his next fight comes against one of the division’s best.

“We want a title fight and it doesn’t matter which champion. I know this wasn’t the prettiest fight but I’m 100 percent confident I’ve got the skills to challenge anybody willing to give me the opportunity.”

Jody Caliguire of Team Falcao was equally frustrated with the bout but is ready to put his fighter against anybody in the world.

“That was a frustrating bout with a lot of dirty tactics. With Espadas out of the way, we’ve got our sights set on the best opponents we can face. Yamaguchi was prepared to face Demetrius Andrade before his situation and nobody else wanted to fight him so that should tell you how serious Team Falcao is. I’ve heard David Lemieux, a fighter we were in camp with last year, is going to be on the Canelo-Golovkin undercard in September and we’d gladly face him.”

Falcao is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and fans can follow him on Instagram @YamaguchiFalcao.