Baranchyk, 11-0 (10 KO's), joins Holden Productions' popular Four State Franchise

Baranchyk, 11-0 (10 KO’s), joins Holden Productions’ popular Four State Franchise


Tulsa, OK (August 13, 2016) – Holden Productions has announced the signing of unbeaten junior welterweight sensation Ivan Baranchyk to a promotional agreement. As a member of Holden Productions’ stable, Baranchyk joins the Four State Franchise.

Holden Productions will promote the 23-year-old along with DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. The Four State Franchise, which regularly fights in front of sold out crowds packed with energized fans, also includes Trey Lippe-Morrison, Kenzie Witt-Morrison, Jarrett Rouse, Dillon Cook and Jesse Cook.

Living and fighting out of Brooklyn, NY by way of Russia, Baranchyk is 11-0 with 10 wins by knockout. Baranchyk’s last two bouts were held in Tulsa at the Buffalo Run Casino, where he knocked out previously unbeaten foes Nicholas Givhan and Eliseo Cruz. The all-action brawler, who scored a highlight reel one punch knockout against Givhan, became an instant hit at the Buffalo Run and a fighter Tony Holden had his eye on.

Holden said of Baranchyk, “The fans here love him and I’ve had Ivan on my radar since his first appearance here. I’m glad we were able to get this done and I believe he has what it takes to go a very long way in this sport. The trio of DiBella Entertainment, Fight Promotions Inc. and Holden Productions will do our part to get him there.”

Baranchyk, who scored all of his stoppages within four rounds, has enjoyed his experiences fighting at the Buffalo Run.

“I like the fans a lot and I like the atmosphere,” Baranchyk said of Holden Productions’ shows in Tulsa. Tony is a great promoter. Along with DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc., Tony will help me become a world champ.”

Baranchyk’s official Holden Productions debut takes place Friday, September 23 when he headlines Shobox: The New Generation at the Buffalo Run.

Details on Baranchyk’s opponent and other bouts on the card will be announced in the coming weeks.

Perrella is forced to wait a little bit longer after the Oneida Indian Athletic Commission shockingly cancelled his fight with Yordenis Ugas

Perrella is forced to wait a little bit longer after the Oneida Indian Athletic Commission shockingly cancelled his fight with Yordenis Ugas


Fort Myers, FL (August 10, 2016) – With his grueling training camp completed, undefeated welterweight rising star Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella was ready to fly to Verona, NY and enter the ring Friday evening for a nationally televised fight against 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Yordenis Ugas.

Unfortunately, his fight with Ugas was unjustifiably cancelled by the Oneida Indian Athletic Commission.

During Perrella’s June 4 second round knockout of David Grayton, he suffered a thumb injury. While receiving a standard post fight visit from Quebec Athletic Commission officials, they took note of the injury. When the Ugas fight was scheduled, Quebec’s notes on Perrella were sent to the Oneida Commission. In order to face Ugas, Perrella was told that he must receive approval from a doctor. The 27-year-old twice visited a hand specialist, receiving formal written clearance to fight August 12. Team Perrella submitted the paperwork to the Oneida Commission and were prepared to put on a show Friday evening. Surprisingly, the commission refused to license him even with formal clearance.

“I’ve been involved in combat sports most of my adult life and thought I’d seen it all but this is without question a first,” said Perrella’s trainer Michael Nowling. “Bryant had a really good camp and we were both confident that this performance would get him to the next level but now we’ve got to wait for another fight date. This is extremely unfair because Bryant had medical clearance like they had requested but the commission inexplicably decided to cancel the bout on a few days notice. I’m looking forward to getting out next date and even with this mishap I’m still a believer that everything happens for a reason.”

Perrella, who was looking to go 15-0 and become the first man to stop the crafty Ugas, is disappointed but took the high road.

“I was ready to go. I was approved to fight by a hand specialist but the commission’s doctor had the ultimate decision and decided otherwise. We feel that this would’ve been my most spectacular performance to date but I’m no stranger to obstacles being put in my path. It develops character. I believe everything happens for a reason and God has other plans for me. This only added fuel to the fire. A beast just got released and cannot be tamed. I’ll be bigger, badder and better than ever when I get back in that ring!”

Team Perrella is expecting their next fight date to be announced shortly.

McGuinness, 23-0-1 (10 KO's), will return to fighting in his native Canada after signing with Lee Baxter Promotions

McGuinness, 23-0-1 (10 KO’s), will return to fighting in his native Canada after signing with Lee Baxter Promotions

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (August 3, 2016) – Toronto-based Lee Baxter Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated super featherweight contender Logan “Cotton” McGuinness to an exclusive promotional agreement.

Living and fighting out of Orangeville, Ontario, McGuinness has an outstanding 23-0-1 professional ledger with 10 victories coming by knockout. The 29-year-old McGuinness is a former WBA-NABA champion at 126, 130 and 135 pounds, earning NABA Fighter of the Year in 2011.

Formerly ranked number 4 in the world by the WBA, McGuinness has been inactive since May 2015 due to out of the ring issues and is excited to get back in the squared circle.

McGuinness said of his new promotional agreement and return to fighting in Canada “it feels great to have signed with Lee Baxter and this is something I feel has been a long time coming. I think the two of us will make some noise and do big things together. I have had an unfortunate couple of years as anyone who has followed my career understands but I’m a true believer in things happening for a reason and everything seems to be falling into place. I’m motivated and rejuvenated. I can’t wait to fight in Toronto!”

Baxter, a longtime fixture in the Canadian boxing scene who recently created the “Next Generation” fight series, is thrilled to be working with a longtime friend who he believes has a bright future ahead of him.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Logan and the timing is great for both of us. He had some unexpected layoffs but is still unbeaten and a very talented fighter. There’s been a public demand for him to fight in Canada again since 18 of his professional matches have been here and we’re proud to be making this happen. I’m looking at having him potentially fight twice in 2016 and the people in Ontario are as excited to see him fight as he is to fight in front of them. The sky is definitely the limit with Logan!”

Details on Logan’s return to the ring will be announced shortly.

Veazey, who is turning pro later this year, is looking to finish his amateur career a champion

Veazey, who is turning pro later this year, is looking to finish his amateur career a champion

When Baltimore Boxing’s Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey has his final amateur match tomorrow night at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie against Nigel Fennell, he’ll look to end with more than another victory; Veazey is gunning for revenge.

Last year, Fennell upset Veazey in Ocean City, MD, which is near his home base of Delmar, DE. A competitor at heart, Veazey wanted to get a rematch but was unsure if it would happen as his amateur career was set to come to an end earlier this year. Recently, Veazey decided to have one final match before his highly anticipated pro debut. A multi time champion who has a very large fan following, Veazey looks to turn the tides this time with his supporters backing him.

To raise the stakes, Baltimore Boxing Promotions has put the East Coast junior middleweight title up for grabs.

“Nigel Fennell scored a great victory over Joey last year in Ocean City and that was understandably a big deal,” said Jake Smith, owner of Baltimore Boxing Club and promoter of the card at Michael’s Eighth. Nigel is a good fighter but Joey is confident that he’s the better boxer and there will be no doubt this time around. On top of that, it’s a title fight and Nigel will either silence any doubters or Joey will go out on a major high note before turning pro.”

Tickets are available on Baltimoreboxing.com and the card also features 2016 Ringisde World Champion Stefon “Showtime” McCray, Clayton Frazier, Tyrell Boyd and the Sykes brothers.