Newark, NJ (August 1, 2014) – Popular welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson of Newark will look to add another victory to his ledger when he faces hardcore veteran Rogelio Castaneda Saturday, August 9 in the eight round main event of “Lights Out” at the Parsippany Police Athletic League in Parsippany, NJ.

“Lights Out” is promoted by All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions and tickets from $40 are available by calling 732-859-4183. The opening bell is scheduled for 7 pm with doors opening at 6.

In addition to this excellent evening of boxing, All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions are hosting a special 50/50 raffle, with the proceeds going to the Lupus Foundation.

Fighting for the first time since a grueling eight round split decision over George Sosa last November, Anderson’s 13-2 with 10 victories by knockout and has world class hand speed. Outside of the ring, Anderson is the President of “Show Off Riders” Motorcycle Club and regularly supports community related causes.

A 50 fight veteran, Castanada’s willing to fight anybody, any time, any place and anywhere. The Sacramento, CA based Mexican’s challenged the likes of Lucas Matthysse (twice), Konstantin Ponomarev, Lamont Peterson, Francisco Bojado, Demetrius Hopkins and Sirimongkol Singwancha amongst others. The upset-minded 37-year-old has almost four times as many fights and boxed 267 more rounds than Anderson.

Cruiserweight Dave Valykeo of Neptune, NJ will attempt to get back on track following the first setback of his career when he squares off against fellow New Jerseyan Tracey Johnson of Camden. Valykeo, 4-1, has a strong following and meets Johnson in a six rounder.

In a special attraction bout, rising light heavyweight star Yunieski Gonzalez of Miami, FL will face an opponent to be named. One of the top up and coming talents in the 175 pound division, Gonzalez came from the famed Cuban amateur program and is 14-0 with 10 knockouts.

In separate undercard bouts, locals Godson “Soldier Boy” Noel, Frank Jordan, Joseph Williams and Bienvenido Diaz will appear in four round contests.

“August 9th will be a great evening for boxing fan” said Michael Daugherty, CEO of All Out Promotions. “There are some very talented fighters on the card and I’m excited to see everybody in action.”

The Parsippany PAL is located at 33 Baldwin Road Parsippany, NJ 07054.


New York, NY (July 28, 2014) – An MRI confirmed that junior middleweight and West Point graduate Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson suffered a torn supraspinatus. Melson, 14-1-1 (4 KO’s), tore his supraspinatus, which is part of the rotator cuff, preparing for what would’ve been the biggest bout of his professional career against Glen Tapia at Madison Square Garden.

This marks Melson’s third tear since he started boxing, one of which forced him to give up his alternate slot in the 2008 Olympics. Thankfully, his injury won’t require surgery, and he’s receiving platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment tomorrow. For the treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn then spun in a centrifuge machine to separate the plasma. The plasma holds the growth factors that the human body uses for healing, and by spinning the blood, the doctor will have a concentrated medium of the body’s growth factor. This is then re-injected into the location of the injury. The PRP treatment followed by therapy should help Melson recover fairly quickly, though the initial post-treatment stage is rough.

“The PRP treatment is really going to help but it’s brutal at first,” said Melson. “The first 2-3 days, even the slightest movement causes extreme pain in the shoulder. This will be my third time having Dr. Andrew DeMann working on me. He works miracles and I can only hope for the same result.”

An update on Melson will follow.

In association with the 501 (C) 3 nonprofit Justadollarplease.org, Melson and his best friend Christan Zaccagnino created Team Fight to Walk, whose mission is to raise awareness within the boxing community as well as the entire nation about the importance of bringing Clinical Trials to the United States to help cure Spinal Cord Injuries. Team Fight to Walk is comprised of Melson, Zaccagnino, former Rutgers football player/ESPY honoree Eric LeGrand, two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, Austin “No Doubt” Trout, title contender DeAndre “The Bull” Latimore, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, Sonya Lamonakis, Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., WBO Junior Middleweight titlist/2008 US Olympian Demetrius “Boo” Andrade and fellow 08’ Olympian Shawn Estrada along with prospects Sid “The Messenger” El Harrak, Jeff “TNT” Spencer, Denis “Da Momma’s Boy” Douglin, Will “Power” Rosinsky, Floriano “Italiano” Pagliara, Danny “Little Mac” McDermott, Vinny “The Lion” O’Brien, Ahmed “Prince of Egypt” Samir and Delen “Sniper” Parsley.

For more information or to make a donation, go to teamfighttowalk.com or Justadollarplease.org. All specific questions about the nature of the Clinical Trial to cure Spinal Cord Injury can be sent to boydmelson@yahoo.com. Fans can also interact with Boyd on Twitter @boydmelson


Hackensack, NJ (July 23, 2014) – Unbeaten Bobby “Kid Dynamite” Gunn Jr. will look for his fifth straight first round knockout when he enters the squared circle Saturday, August 9 at North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC.

Fighting for the first time both in the nation’s capital as well as in a six rounder, the 18-year-old’s been working hard at Global Boxing Gym with his sights set on another stellar performance on the 9th.

“I’m looking forward to fighting in the nation’s capital,” stated Gunn Jr. “I’ve been getting world class sparring from (Filipino contender) Marvin Mabait and learn something new every day. This has been my best training camp to date and I believe the hard work in the gym will show on August 9.”

Gunn Jr’s opponent and additional information will be available shortly. Fans can interact with him by going to Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007554614047&fref=ts

Tickets starting at $50 are available by calling 202-213-0133. Doors open at 6:30 and the North Hall Eastern Market is located at 225 7th St S.E. Washington, DC 20003.

Bobby Gunn Jr. (4-0) 4 KO’s is an eighteen year old, up and coming welterweight. His undefeated record is impressive; noted, that all of his victories came by first round knockouts.  As the son of former cruiser-weight champion, Bobby Gunn, it’s been an extensive teaching experience for the young Gunn. Bobby Jr. is very humble, respectful, and honest.  He has a genuine love for the sport, and also natural talent which will help him on his journey towards a world title.

http://www.boxing4free.com/taking-the-boxing-world-by-storm-bobby-gunn-jr/

Douglas Targets World Title In Fall!

Posted: 22nd July 2014 by knockout in Press Releases


Baltimore, MD (July 21, 2014) – Blue chip prospect Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas has her sights set on capturing a world title before the end of 2014.

At 5-0 with 1 win by knockout, the Baltimore-based Washington DC native’s set a lofty goal for herself. As an amateur,
she won multiple Golden Gloves and National PAL titles while making Team USA twice. According to industry insiders, if Douglas wins a title in her sixth pro fight, she’d have the third fewest bouts before winning a major world title. The current record holder is Canada’s Jeannie Garside, who captured a belt in her fourth professional bout. Douglas’ Ponytail Promotions stablemate Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson won the WBC title after only five.

A 2012 Olympic Trials participant, Douglas and her brother Antoine are the first siblings to compete at the trials during the same year. Of all the American fighters who participated in the trials or made the Olympics, Tyrieshia would be the first to compete for a major title.

Regarded amongst the best young female fighters in the world, Douglas is brimming with confidence leading up to a quantum leap in competition.

“I’ve felt ready for a title shot since I turned pro because I’m that confident in my ability,” said the supremely skilled Douglas. “I’m a fighter and the biggest competition is myself. Nobody can beat me but myself and I’m excited for a title fight. I’ve been boxing for awhile and my goal is to the this first belt then many more after that.”

Even though most fighters are maneuvered carefully for a number of years before competing for any kind of title, Douglas’ promoter believes she’s already a championship level fighter.

“Tyrieshia Douglas is a special talent,” said James Hogan, CEO of Ponytail Promotions. “The way she boxes is beautiful and I’ve seen very few fighters at her age male or female that has Tyrieshia’s level of skills, poise and maturity. I’m working on a title fight for her this fall and within a year, expect she’ll be on the pound for pound list alongside Tori Nelson.

Information on Ponytail Promotions’ next card, which is scheduled for early fall, and Douglas’ title bout will be available shortly.

Founded in 2014 by respected Baltimore-based boxing businessman James Hogan, Ponytail Promotions envisions becoming one of the top promotional firms in the United States. With a keen interest in both male and female fighters, Ponytail Promotions will run a total of 10-12 shows per year in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC and North Carolina. For more information, go to Ponytailpromotions.com.