Del Valle, 22-2 (16 KO's), knows this is a must win fight and has gone the extra mile to emerge victorious September 17 on HBO PPV

Del Valle, 22-2 (16 KO’s), knows this is a must win fight and has gone the extra mile to emerge victorious September 17 on HBO PPV


Bayamon, Puerto Rico (September 6, 2016) – In less than two weeks, IBF #8 ranked super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle enters the ring against unbeaten and highly regarded Diego De La Hoya.

The bout opens the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez –Liam Smith HBO pay-per-view telecast Saturday, September 17 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX and is scheduled for ten rounds. Del Valle, who fought on HBO and Showtime on multiple occasions, considers this bout the most important of his career as he’s facing a foe that is in a position he himself was once in.

“Going into my fight with Vic Darchinyan, I was unbeaten and there was a lot of hype behind me,” said Del Valle, who is 22-2 with 16 knockouts. “That fight was supposed to get me to the next level with a victory over a former world champion but unfortunately it didn’t go down that way. Vic had a ton of experience and was the better man that night. I learned a lot as a man, fighter and about preparation at the top level. Now I feel that I’m in the role Vic was against me when I face De La Hoya.”

To ensure he excels on the grandest stage of his career, Del Valle’s currently in a grueling training camp in his native Puerto Rico. With head trainer Emilio Lozada leading the way, Del Valle’s put in countless hours honing his craft. Against the 15-0 De La Hoya, in what most expect to be the kind of high octane fight that epitomizes the Puerto Rico vs Mexico rivalry, Del Valle added new strength and conditioning drills so he’s able to engage in a high octane battle without running out of gas.

“It’s no secret that I bring the fight to everybody that gets in the ring with me. Diego and his team are looking to prove that he’s the real deal and they expect an impressive Mexican-style performance from him. What that means is this has all the makings of a fast paced brawl where nobody wants to take a step backwards. In order to come out of the battle as the victor, you’ve got to be ready for war. After what I’ve been through physically, mentally and emotionally in my training, I’m more than ready. All of the hard work will pay off when I break Diego De La Hoya down September 17!”

Tulsa, OK (August 27, 2016) – Heavyweight sensation Trey Lippe-Morrison makes his highly anticipated TV debut when he faces fellow unbeaten Ed Latimore as part of a quadruple header on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, September 23 at 10 pm ET live from the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.

Living and fighting out of Tulsa, OK, Lippe-Morrison’s 11-0 with all of his wins coming by knockout. A member of Holden Productions’ Four State Franchise, the 26-year-old power punching phenom has been out of the ring since January after suffering a hand injury. Under the watchful eye of 7-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, Lippe-Morrison’s working hard daily towards his goal to become the heavyweight champion of the world like his late father Tommy.

Latimore, 13-0 (7 KO’s), is without question the toughest opponent of Lippe-Morrison’s career. Fighting out of the Steel City Pittsburgh, PA, Latimore is fresh off a July 15 victory over Juan Goode. Known by his moniker “Black Magic,” Latimore is a former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves, National PAL and Ringside Champion. He also owns amateur victories over 2012 Olympian Dominic Breazeale and former IBF heavyweight kingpin Charles Martin.

“This is a definite step up for Trey but these are the kinds of opponents we need to be fighting on TV,” said Lippe-Morrison’s promoter Tony Holden. “Trey has improved his boxing ability tremendously under Freddie Roach and has dynamic power. At the same time, Latimore is here to spoil the party and was a very good amateur prior to his current run as an unbeaten professional. The fans at the Buffalo Run, where Trey is a favorite, and everybody watching on Showtime are in for exciting fight between two unbeaten heavyweights on the way up, which is a rarity these days.”

Lippe-Morrison and Latimore meet over six rounds.

Brooklyn-based Russian Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk, 11-0 (10 KO’s), puts his perfect record on the line against an opponent to be named in a ten round junior welterweight bout. Baranchyk, who scored back to back first round knockouts on ShoBox at the Buffalo Run, is the newest member of the Four State Franchise.

In a ten round light heavyweight affair, “Notorious” Travis Peterkin, 16-0-1 (7 KO’s), travels from Brooklyn, NY to face once-beaten contender Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic, 21-1 (14 KO’s), of St. Petersburg, FL.

Rounding out the televised portion of the card is fellow Brooklyn-based Russian Ivan “The Volk” Golub, who risks his 12-0 ledger against an opponent TBA over ten rounds in the welterweight division.

The card is promoted by Holden Productions in association with DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. Tickets starting at $35 are on sale now by logging onto http://www.stubwire.com/event/shoboxthenewgeneration/buffaloruncasino/miami/13276 or calling the Buffalo Run Box Office at 918-542-7140.

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

Baltimore, MD (August 26, 2016) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing returns to Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD for a special evening of Olympic style boxing that’s also assisting a longtime friend in need.

Called “Fight for Vince,” the Thursday, September 15th card features two main events and will help raise funds for Vincent Veazey, a longtime trainer and friend of the Baltimore Boxing Club. Veazey recently suffered a heart attack that required triple bypass surgery. He is also is fighting Parkinson’s disease and has been weighed down by medical bills. Veazey and his wife care for their two children Sean and Joey, both of whom fight for Baltimore Boxing.
To help with the fundraising, Baltimore Boxing is hosting a silent memorabilia auction, 50/50 and a $5 ticket raffle where the winner will receive a brand new TV.

Tickets to “Fight for Vince” are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or visiting Baltimoreboxing.com. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight takes place at 8.

In the main event of the evening, Ashton “The Goon” Sykes meets Ocean City’s Omar Serrano. Sykes has fought multiple times at Michael’s Eighth including on the August 4 “Rumble Young Man Rumble” card.

The second main bout on “Fight for Vince” pits East Coast Middleweight champion Tyrell Boyd against Genc Pllana. Boyd and Pllana previously met in an all-out slugfest, with Planna winning a razor thin decision.

In a special attraction bout, brain cancer survivor Lori Reed makes her emotional ring debut against an opponent to be named. Reed, who was a manager at a car dealership in Glen Burnie, found out she had stage 4 cancer after going to the hospital while suffering from bad headaches. Reed had many physical and metal challenges, including the spreading of cancer to her lungs. Miraculously, she recovered and the mother of five lives a normal life today.
Reed is dedicating her bout to Vince Veazey.

Courtney Hartlove will also appear on the card and other bouts will be announced shortly.

“September 15 is an extremely important night and this goes beyond boxing,” said Jake Smith. “Vince Veazey has not only worked with the Baltimore Boxing Club for many years, he’s been a great friend and mentor to everybody that walked through the gym doors. He put a lot of time into this sport and made a difference in many lives. Now it’s our turn to help Vince out when he needs it most. He owes a tremendous amount of money from his life saving hospital stay and don’t think it’s fair that it holds him down, especially with all the stress he’s under due to his condition. Please make sure to come out and support “Fighting for Vince” September 15.”

For more information, visit Baltimoreboxing.com

Perrella, 14-0 (13 KO's), plans to take his frustrations over the cancellation of his last bout on Ugas

Perrella, 14-0 (13 KO’s), plans to take his frustrations over the cancellation of his last bout on Ugas


Fort Myers, FL (August 25, 2016) – Hard-hitting welterweight standout Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella will challenge Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas over ten rounds Tuesday, September 27 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe, NM.

The bout will air on Fox Sports 1 as part of Premier Boxing Champions’ “Toe-to-Toe Tuesday” series.

Perrella and Ugas were slated to meet August 12 but the bout was surprisingly scrapped by the athletic commission just days before the opening bell.

The fighting pride of Fort Myers, FL, Perrella burst onto the national scene with a second round knockout of David Grayton June 2 on ESPN. The 27-year-old has an excellent 14-0 record with 13 victories coming by knockout. A 6’0 southpaw, Perrella’s displayed excellent power in both hands and stopped five of his last six foes within two rounds.

Born and raised in Cuba but fighting out of Miami, FL, Ugas garnered international attention as an amateur by capturing a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. He won many tournaments and regularly defeated top fighters from across the globe. As a pro, Ugas owns a solid 16-3 ledger and has 7 wins by KO. On August 12, the crafty Cuban outworked previously unbeaten Jamal James (20-0) en route to an impressive unanimous decision.

Perrella, who was ready willing and able to fight August 12, saw Ugas’ victory over James and has even more motivation to win in dominant fashion September 27.

“I’m really fired up for this because of the unfair circumstances causing the cancellation for the August 12 date,” said Perrella. “Now that we’ve got everything rescheduled, my frustrations will be taken out on Ugas. I’m looking forward to facing him and showing the world that I’m a serious player in the welterweight division!”

More information on the card will be available shortly.

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

Del Valle faces highly touted Diego De La Hoya September 17 as part of the Canelo Alvarez-Liam Smith PPV

Del Valle faces highly touted Diego De La Hoya September 17 as part of the Canelo Alvarez-Liam Smith PPV


Bayamon, PR (August 23, 2016) – Super bantamweight contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle is not one to waste time in the squared circle.

Currently the International Boxing Federation’s #8 ranked contender, Del Valle scored 16 of his 22 victories by knockout including nine within the first three rounds. Known for bringing the heat to his foes from the opening bell, Del Valle is accustom to partaking in exciting fights and most recently dropped hard-hitting Thomas Snow twice en route to a unanimous decision victory.

On September 17, Del Valle faces unbeaten and highly touted Diego De La Hoya in a ten round contest. The bout opens up the Saul Alvarez-Liam Smith pay per view telecast from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. It is also renewing boxing’s oldest rivalry as Del Valle represents Puerto Rico while De La Hoya fights out of Mexico. The cousin of boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, Diego’s 15-0 with 9 wins by knockout. In May, he battered previously unbeaten Rocco Santomaruo en route to a 7th round stoppage.

Del Valle, who is seven years De La Hoya’s senior, serves as a notable step up in class. Del Valle respects De La Hoya’s ability and believes it will be a classic Puerto Rico vs Mexico type battle while it lasts before his experience ultimately powers him to victory.

“The fans can expect fireworks on the 17th,” Del Valle said of his upcoming showdown with De La Hoya. “We’re both warriors and know that something bigger will follow if we win in a high profile fight like this. He is a good young fighter that has talent but I’m battle tested. I’ve fought former world champions and learned from my past bouts where I was matched tough. My experience will be a key for me in this fight. I can’t wait to put on a show for boxing fans all over the world!”