Coyle, 8-0, meets the most experienced foe of his career in Travis Scott

Coyle, 8-0, meets the most experienced foe of his career in Travis Scott

Tampa, FL (February 13, 2019) – Fire Fist Boxing’s Connor “The Kid” Coyle, Willian “Baby Face” Silva and Mark Reyes Jr. will all fight as part of a UFC Fight Pass card Saturday, February 16 at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL.

This excellent evening of boxing is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions in association with Rite Hook Promotions.

Headlining the telecast is an eight round middleweight showdown between Coyle and Travis “Dirty Red” Scott.

Splitting time between his native Ireland and St. Petersburg, FL, Coyle’s a perfect 8-0 with 3 wins by knockout. He’s become a big draw in the Tampa-St Pete area and most recently scored a sixth round TKO of Danny Pastrana. The talented Coyle has been featured as a prospect to watch out for by media members from both sides of the pond.

Fighting out of Baton Rouge, LA, Scott is Coyle’s most experienced foe to date. The 38-year-old has an excellent 19-4 professional ledger with 5 KO’s. A true veteran of the sport, Scott turned pro in 2004, when Coyle was 14.

Welterweight phenom Mark Reyes Jr of Tampa, FL risks his 0 against fellow unbeaten Rodrigo Tatijewski of Sao Paolo, Brazil in a highly-anticipated six round contest.

The wildly popular Reyes Jr. is 8-0 with 6 KO’s. An athletic boxer-puncher, Reyes is coming off a third round TKO of Juan Garces last October and at 22-years-old, continues to improve rapidly.

Tatijewski, who is fighting for the first time in the United States, is 8-0 and has 7 wins by way of knockout. He’s confident of making a major splash by taking out Reyes in front of millions of viewers on UFC Fight Pass.

Junior welterweight Willian “Baby Face” Silva of Plant City, FL by way of Sao Paolo, Brazil challenges rugged Argentinian Juan Ramon Solis in a ten rounder.

Silva, who has an excellent 26-2 professional ledger and 15 wins by knockout, scored a dominant 9th round TKO over Jose Forero last October. After fighting most of his career at lightweight, Silva’s sights are set on the best at 140 pounds but he must first get past Solis.

Living and fighting out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Solis is 25-13 with 9 KO’s. The 36-year-old’s faced many top fighters including world champion Robert Easter, contenders Sergio Thompson and Diego Silva along with unbeaten Saul Rodriguez among others.

“This is a great opportunity for Connor, Mark and Willian,” said Jody Caliguire of Fire Fist Boxing. “The UFC Fight Pass platform is perfect for all three of these excellent boxers to showcase their talent to fans from all over. We’re looking forward to Saturday evening.”

Fans can watch Coyle, Silva and Reyes’ bouts on Ufc.tv/page/fightpass and tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fight-fest-st-pete-ufc-fight-pass-rjj-rite-hook-promotions-tickets-55031335205.

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

ABOUT FIRE FIST BOXING: Fire Fist Boxing is a professional full-service boxing management group. Fire Fist Boxing manages elite top-ranked, local and international boxers living and/or training in the Tampa Bay area.

Coyle, Reyes and Silva return to the St. Pete Coliseum February 16

Coyle, Reyes and Silva return to the St. Pete Coliseum February 16


Tampa, FL (January 17, 2019): Connor “The Kid” Coyle, Willian “Babyface” Silva and Mark Reyes Jr. will return to the ring on Saturday, February 16. The event is co-promoted by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and Rite Hook Promotions and will take place in St. Pete Coliseum. The Coyle and Reyes fights will be live-streamed on UFC Fight Pass©.

In the main event of the evening, current ABF Continental Americas lightweight champion Willian “Babyface” Silva (26-2, 15 KOs) is scheduled to fight in a 10 round contest. On October 6, 2018, Silva impressively stopped Jose Forero.

The Plant City, FL based Brazilian commented: “I’m excited to be co-headlining the St. Pete Fight Fest. I am ready to fight and I am coming back hungrier than ever, ready to dominate.”

Undefeated Connor “The Kid” Coyle (8-0, 3 KOs) is a former NBA Intercontinental Middleweight Champion and will serve as the co-feature. Fighting out of Derry, Ireland but training out of St. Petersburg, FL, Coyle is scheduled for 10-rounds.

“I’m excited and very grateful to be back in St. Pete arena. I am prepared to come back in the ring once again and ready to give a great performance for my St. Pete and Tampa Bay supporters,” Coyle said.

ABF Continental Americas Welterweight champion Mark Reyes Jr. is also scheduled to fight during St. Pete Fight Fest. Living and fighting out of Tampa, FL, Reyes has a perfect 8-0 record with 6 wins by knockout. The 22-year-old has a massive fan base that makes their presence felt every time Reyes enters the squared circle.

“Fighting on this card is a great opportunity and I have the obligation to give a great fight to all my home fans. I’m confident I’ll walk away with my hand raised,” Reyes Jr. said.

Fire Fist Boxing owner Jody Caliguire stated: “Fire Fist’s fighters are ready to put on a show in front of St. Pete crowd! It will be an action-packed night with all-around quality boxing. We are thrilled and thankful to Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions and Rite Hook Promotions for the opportunity to feature our fighters.”

The tickets will be available at www.ritehookpromotions.com and all fights and fighters are subject to change.

ABOUT FIRE FIST BOXING
Fire Fist Boxing is a professional full-service boxing management group. Fire Fist Boxing manages elite top-ranked, local and international boxers living and/or training in the Tampa Bay area.

Agbeko moves to 22-1 following an impressive victory over Brian Vera PHOTO CREDIT - Karen Orozco

Agbeko moves to 22-1 following an impressive victory over Brian Vera
PHOTO CREDIT – Karen Orozco


Murfreesboro, TN (December 11, 2018) – Super middleweight rising star Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko scored a career best victory when he topped longtime contender Brian Vera, 26-14 (16 KO’s) Saturday, December 8th.

The TriStar Boxing promoted event was Murfreesboro, TN’s first pro boxing card in more than 20 years and took place at the Mid-TN Expo.

Agbeko took a big step up in competition against Austin, TX’s Brian Vera. Vera, who has wins over Andy Lee, Sergiy Dzinziruk and Sergio Mora among others, looked to overwhelm Agbeko but the Nashville transplant wouldn’t be taken off his game.

Agbeko, who is originally from Ghana, worked behind a solid jab and straight right hand while displaying excellent movement to mostly keep Vera out of range. The gutsy Vera had a few moments of success but Agbeko weathered the storm and won convincingly.

Scores were 79-73 on all three scorecards.

“It feels good to have gotten this win, said Agbeko,” who is now 22-1 with 18 wins by knockout. “This was my first real step up and I’m looking forward to an even bigger challenge in my next fight. The goal is to keep moving up in the rankings and get in position for a title shot.”

Matt Young of TriStar Boxing Promotions was pleased with Agbeko’s performance and the return of boxing to Murfreesboro.

“Sena fought an excellent fight,” said Young, who works as a local firefighter and grew up in Murfreesboro. “We’re hoping to have him fight a ten rounder in his next fight against a respectable opponent. I owe a special thanks to all the fans that came out Saturday night and everybody that played a part in making this card happen. It was a dream of mine to promote a show in my hometown and we hope to return in the future.”

TriStar Boxing’s next show is taking place in 2019 and official particulars will be announced shortly. For more information on TriStar Boxing, please visit tristarboxing.com or facebook.com/tristarboxing.

UNDERCARD RESULTS:

Lightweights – Austin “The Dream” Dulay KO1 Corey Edwards
Heavyweights – Rydell “Super” Mayes KO1 Demetrius Shaw
Heavyweights – Dylan Courson KO1 Demonte Cherry
Heavyweights – Khalil Smoot UD4 Michael Davis

Perrella with head trainer Michael Nowling (R) and new coach Jesse Reid (L)

Perrella with head trainer Michael Nowling (R) and new coach Jesse Reid (L)


Fort Myers, FL (November 19, 2018) – Welterweight contender Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella recently returned from a two week training camp in Las Vegas, NV. Along with head trainer Michael Nowling and strength coach Pat Wilson, Perrella made his presence felt in multiple Sin City gyms.

During his trip, the Fort Myers, FL native sparred and worked out with some of boxing’s best, something Perrella acknowledges he needed to take his career to the next level.

“We’ve wanted to do this for a long time and I’m thrilled my team made this trip a reality. My time in Vegas showed me that I’ve got what it takes to compete with the best and this is the kind of training environment needed to be a top fighter.”

Perrella’s outstanding work ethic and boxing skills created a buzz during gym sessions. The man Perrella left the biggest impact on was none other than legendary trainer Jesse Reid.

“Jesse was on hand for my sparring sessions against a top fighter,” said Perrella. “He told me he was impressed with how I performed and asked how he could help me. We had a great talk and he’ll be joining Team Perrella as a coach. This is an incredible honor because Jesse worked with many of the all-time greats. His boxing brain and presence will have an immediate impact.”

Perrella, 15-2 (13 KO’s), is targeting a return in early 2019 and prefers to do so against a top opponent.

“I’ve only gotten better since the Collazo fight and I went into full beast mode in Vegas. My confidence is at an all-time high and I’m ready to show the world that I’ve taken my career to the next level.”

Fans can follow Bryant on Instagram @BryantPerrella or Facebook.com/TeamPerrella.

Baltimore Boxing's "Thanksgiving Eve Bash" takes places November 21 at Michael's Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie

Baltimore Boxing’s “Thanksgiving Eve Bash” takes places November 21 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie


Baltimore, MD (November 1, 2018) – Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns to Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD for an exciting night of Olympic-style boxing Wednesday, November 21.
Known as the biggest party day of the year, Baltimore Boxing’s starting the party early with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the first bell scheduled to sound at 8:15.

$40 reserved seating and $60 VIP tickets are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Baltimoreboxing.com. All VIP ticketholders can enjoy complementary food prior to the first bout.

Five-time world champion and subject of the “Bleed for This” Movie Vinny Paz will be on hand as a special guest to meet with fans throughout the evening.

Baltimore native Walter Sanders will be featured in one of the evening’s marquee matchups. One of the best multi-sport athletes to come from the Charm City, Sanders starred at basketball, track and field and football at Mergenthaler Vocational (MERVO) High School where he became the school’s all-time leading rusher. He received many offers to play basketball or football in college, ultimately attending St. Augustine University in Raleigh, NC where he was able to play both sports.

The 5’8 Sanders became St. Augustine’s all-time leading rusher, was Conference Player of the Year and had 5 NFL teams scouting him. After graduating in 3 ½ years, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent and was a member of their practice squad in 2011.

Following time on Team America, a football team that traveled throughout the world for games, Sanders returned to Baltimore and became a county firefighter. Looking for a new athletic challenge, he reconnected with an old teacher whose husband is a longtime boxing trainer and the rest is history.

Fighting out of the Sweet Science Boxing & Fitness under longtime boxing mastermind Dave Sewell, Sanders is 2-0 with 2 first round knockouts. He looks to win his third straight when he battles Baltimore Boxing’s Sam Acuff for the Maryland Light Heavyweight title.

Women’s standout Lisa Bodenberg looks to continue her winning ways when she faces an opponent to be named. She’s been impressive thus far, only being defeated by the elite Amelia Moore. Her resume outside of the ring however will be hard to top.

The 31-year-old served as an active duty member of the Marines from 2006-2011 before being Honorable Discharged. She is currently a Marine Reserve in the Aviation Squadron and assisted relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Florida’s Hurricane Irma. She’s also competed in multiple bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
Her opponent will be announced shortly.

“Walter and Lisa are two of the most accomplished people to fight for me,” said Jake Smith of Baltimore Boxing Promotions. “It is truly a thing of beauty that a professional football player that was once one of Baltimore’s best athletes and a service member saw their paths take them to boxing, a sport they’ve both excelled at thus far. Make sure to come out on the 21st for a great evening of boxing and entertainment.”

Highly-touted Deshawn Chase meets Ricky Foxwell while Steven Sparks and Tyler Langley will appear in separate bouts.

There will be a total of approximately 10 fights and for more information, visit Baltimoreboxing.com.