William Silva returns  October 6 and headlines at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg

William Silva returns
October 6 and headlines at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg


For Immediate Release

Tampa, FL (August 28, 2018) – Lightweight William “Babyface” Silva returns to the ring Saturday, October 6 when he meets hard-hitting Jose Forero in a ten round contest headlining Fire Fist Boxing Promotions’ “Night of Champions” at the St. Petersburg Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL.

Tickets are on sale by going to http://www1.ticketmaster.com/fire-fist-boxing-presents-abf-triple-st-petersburg-florida-10-06-2018/event/0d00551696349f20. VIP tickets can be purchased by calling 813-734-2461.

Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil but now fighting out of Plant City, FL, Silva has an outstanding 25-2 professional record with 14 knockouts. On July 14, Silva showed incredible heart and determination but lost via sixth round stoppage against elite rising star Teofimo Lopez. Prior to his gutsy effort vs Lopez, Silva shutout veteran Rogelio Casarez over ten rounds to capture the IBO Continental 135 pound championship.

Living and fighting out of Panama, Forero is a former WBC Latino and Global Boxing Council champion, capturing both belts by stoppage. Forero, 13-7-1 (11 KO’S), is confident Silva will be his next victim and doesn’t plan on leaving it up to the judges.

Silva-Forero is for the vacant ABF Continental Americas lightweight title.

Popular welterweight up and comer Mark Reyes Jr. of Tampa challenges experienced Panamanian Edwin Gamboa in an eight rounder for the ABF Continental Americas welterweight title.

A multi-time champion as an amateur, Reyes has shined thus far in the pros, compiling a perfect 7-0 record with 5 wins by knockout. Reyes appears to be a star in the making however he’ll be facing his toughest foe to date.

A 20 fight veteran, Gamboa’s 11-9 with 6 wins by KO. The 33-year-old Panama City native’s faced five unbeaten opponents and handed two their first defeat.

Former world champion and St. Petersburg native Noemi “La Rebelde” Bosques returns to her hometown for the first time in more than two years to face ultra-tough Crystal Hoy in a six round super flyweight contest for the ABF Continental Americas title.

Since turning pro in 2012, Bosques traveled the world to face many of the sport’s top fighters. She’s shared the squared circle with Kenia Enriquez, Heather Hardy (twice), Mariana Juarez, Lourdes Juarez, Alesia Graf and Rosalinda Rodriguez. The well-traveled Bosques fought all across the world including bouts in Mexico, New Zealand, China, India and various US cities.

The Las Vegas-based Hoy turned pro in 2002 and battled legendary Alicia Ashley, Monica Lovato, Yazmin Rivas, Katy Castillo, Heather Hardy and Tyrieshia Douglas.

Fire Fist Boxing’s card also features five all-Florida match-ups.

Arcadia’s Joseph Fernandez, 7-3-3 (1 KO), will swap punches with Tobias “Da Truth” Green, 7-2 (2 KO’s), of West Palm Beach in a junior welterweight matchup while 5-0 welterweight prospect Ramon De La Paz of Wesley Chapel battles Orlando’s Javier Garcia.

Junior middleweight knockout artist Ozodbek “Bomber” Aripov of Fort Myers puts his 3-0 record on the line against Miami’s Clifford Gray Jr., heavyweight Jose “The Dream” Medina of Tampa faces Miami native Hector Hodge and Tampa junior lightweight Armando Moran squares off with Miami’s Benny Rodriguez Jr.

All bouts are scheduled for six rounds except Moran-Rodriguez, which is a four round contest.

Argentinian imports Marcos Escudero, 4-0 (3 KO’s) and Alberto Palmetta, 8-1 (4 KO’s), will also appear against opponents to be named as will Miami Beach’s Avril Mathie, 2-0 (2 KO’s).

“We’re pleased to bring Silva back following his heroic effort against Lopez,” said Jody Caliguire of Fire Fist Boxing Promotions. “He deserves the opportunity to fight in his adopted home state of Florida and the fans enjoyed his fight in March. We’re also excited to present Mark Reyes Jr’s first title and promotional debut for us plus the return of hometown hero Noemi Bosques. From top to bottom, we’ve got exciting fights and fighters from all over Florida so make sure to come out and support what will be an excellent night of boxing.”

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.

Coyle forced to withdraw from October 6 fight

Posted: 24th August 2018 by knockout in Press Releases

Coyle is unable to fight on October 6

Coyle is currently resting and hopes to get back in the gym once his body permits


Tampa, FL (August 24, 2018) – Connor “The Kid” Coyle was forced to withdraw from his October 6 bout as part of Fire Fist Boxing Promotions’ “Night of Champions” card in St. Petersburg, FL.

During his training camp in Ireland, Coyle’s back begun to swell and cause him pain. The unbeaten 28-year-old battled through the back problems and continued training. Unfortunately, the pain got worse and aggressively spread throughout his body.

Coyle then checked into a local hospital. Doctors believe he has an inflammatory infection and ran a number of tests. In the interim, Coyle must refrain from training during the next 6 weeks.

“I’d like to sincerely apologize to my fans for being unable to compete,” said Coyle, who is 8-0 and coming off a dominant stoppage victory in June. “This is a bump in the road and I’ll be back more motivated to focus on another fight soon.”

Jody Caliguire of Fire Fist Boxing Promotions believes Coyle will come back strong when the time is right but is most concerned about his fighter’s current health.

“I feel terrible about this entire situation because Connor is like a son to me,” said Caliguire. “This is extremely unfortunate and Connor needs to get the proper rest to ensure his body is ready whenever he decides he’s healthy enough to return to training.”

Coyle was scheduled to headline for the ABF Continental Americas middleweight championship and a new main event will be announced shortly.

For more information on Fire Fist Boxing Promotions, visit Firefistboxing.net.

Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Fire Fist Boxing Publicist) – 551-206-0578 or @kopublicity

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.


For Immediate Release

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.