On Saturday, July 14, Bryant “Goodfella Perrella scored an impressive third round stoppage of highly touted Dominique Dolton as part of an FS1 fight card in Minnesota. Dolton, a protegee of legendary Emmanuel Steward, was stopped on his feet after taking a barrage of punches from Perrella.

On Saturday night at the Armory in Minneapolis, Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella (16-2, 13KO) looks to inch closer to a title shot when he squares off against Domonique Dolton (22-2-1, 13KO) in a ten round clash between two welterweight contenders.

Perrella, a 30 year-old southpaw from Fort Myers, FL, last fought in February when he scored a lopsided unanimous decision over veteran Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott (31-17, 22KO)

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE OF KYLE KINDER’S STORY ON BRYANT PERRELLA

The best middleweight in the world is fighting this week.

In fact, he’ll be headlining a show in Las Vegas against a twice-beaten opponent.

But no, his name is not Canelo Alvarez

CLICK HERE TO READ LYLE FITZSIMMONS’ ARTICLE FROM BOXING SCENE!

Falcao looks to avenge a controversial 2011 loss in the World Series of Boxing when he meets Pearson May 2

Falcao looks to avenge a controversial 2011 loss in the World Series of Boxing when he meets Pearson May 2


Plant City, FL (April 15, 2019) – WBC Latino middleweight champion Yamaguchi Falcao will defend his belt against Chris Pearson Thursday, May 2 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Falcao-Pearson is scheduled for ten rounds and will air live on DAZN. The bout headlines an outstanding evening of boxing brought to you by Golden Boy Promotions. Tickets from $15 are on sale by calling 702-693-5000 or online at hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-entertainment/joint-falcao-vs-pearson-2019.php.

The two met in 2011 as part of the international amateur boxing event World Series of Boxing with Pearson winning a highly controversial split decision.

Fighting out of Plant City, FL by way of Sao Mateus, Brazil, Falcao captured a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics and is ranked #9 in the world by the World Boxing Council. As a pro, the skilled southpaw’s compiled a 16-0 record with 7 wins by knockout. Falcao was slated to fight Paul Mendez March 9 in New York but the bout was cancelled at the last minute due to issues with Mendez’ medicals.

During the last year and a half, Falcao’s repeatedly expressed his willingness to face any of the world’s best 160 pound fighters but must first get past a quality opponent.

Living and fighting out of Trotwood, OH, the hard-hitting Pearson has an excellent professional ledger of 16-2 (12 KO’s). The 28-year-old is no stranger to fighting on big platforms, most notably appearing on the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao PPV where he defeated Said El Harrak. After a setback against highly rated Justin DeLoach, he’s won his last two bouts by knockout and looks to make it three straight against Falcao.

“I am extremely grateful to be fighting on this platform,” said Falcao, who became a father last month. “It was heartbreaking when the Mendez fight fell apart on such short notice because I was looking forward to welcoming my son Roberto into this world after I beat Mendez but everything happens for a reason.”

He’s also pleased he’ll have a shot at redemption May 2.

“This fight is very personal to me. I’m planning to knock Chris out because he did not beat me the first time – the judges handed it to him! This is an even bigger opportunity than the Mendez fight because its two days before Canelo vs Danny Jacobs and now when I return home, baby Roberto will be waiting for me. This is my time to shine and show the world
I’m a problem in the middleweight division!”

Fans can interact with Falcao on Instagram @YamaguchiFalcao.

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New York, NY (March 12, 2019) – Retired junior middleweight boxer and Army Public Affairs Officer Boyd Melson will be honored by Rev Maggie M. Howard and Evangelist Maime E. Daniels at the Martin Luther King Jr. “Manifesting the Power of a Dream” banquet.

This special evening takes place Friday, April 5 from 7-11 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY. Tickets are available by calling 718-749-2933 or 347-542-3272. Tickets are $100 each and all of the money will benefit the Stapleton UMAE Church. Tickets must be purchased by March 15.

During his 18 fight professional career, West Point graduate Boyd Melson, donated every penny he earned in the ring with the majority of his donations going directly to spinal cord injury research. Between his fight purses, private donations and charity galas, the former WBC-USNBC 154 pound champion helped raise more than $400,000 through the nonprofit he co-founded TEAM FIGHT TO WALK.

Melson continues to give back to the Staten Island community by running a free KNOCK OUT ADDICTION weekly boxing clinic for people battling or overcoming addiction on Staten Island. These clinics are run out of Demarco’s Boxing Gym.

After retiring from boxing in 2016, Melson ran for Congress in New York’s 11th district, covering Staten Island and South Brooklyn. Melson, a Major in the United States Army Reserve, volunteered to deploy to the Middle East last year in order for a soldier to stay behind and take a different Army assignment that would benefit her family. As a result, he was forced to withdraw from the campaign.

During his campaign, he visited Stapleton UAME Church where he met Rev. Howard. Melson noticed that Howard was having a difficult time walking. She told Melson her cholesterol medicine had an adverse effect which caused muscular issues. This preventing Howard from walking.

Melson forged a friendship with Howard and suggested she try boxing to strengthen her body. The two worked together weekly with Melson holding boxing pads for the Reverend to punch from a seated position. After helping her build her strength up, Howard is now able to walk with limited assistance.

“Boyd is a wonderful man,” said Howard. “He exemplifies Dr. King’s community service model and encouraging others.”

“What do you say when you have a leader in the community tell you that she believes that Dr. King would be proud of the life you have chosen to live – what do you say,” asked Melson. “What did I say when she said this, absolutely nothing. The waterworks began. She will tell you. I couldn’t speak. I just began crying. Then I told her I don’t know if I have earned this. I have also hurt a lot of people in my life chasing my visions to help people. Then she said that she is sure Dr. King hurt people also while trying to help people, but if your intentions are pure, then sometimes you hurt people accidentally; it’s called life. This honor along with being named in 2014 as the WBC Ambassador of Peace are the two most important honors I have ever received. I don’t care what people say. I have a lot more to live up to in order to earn a recognition with Dr. King’s names before it. Dr. Martin Luther King my God, I have a lifetime left of work I need to do to live up to this. I am often asked why I’m the way I am. I always say it is because of my parents. My father will be delivering a keynote speech at the banquet, and all in attendance will understand why I am the way I am. My father told me when I was three years-old I was created to shine a light that helps others stand in the dark. That I was created to suffer in order to help others stop suffering. The power of suggestion, at any age, especially coming from a male figure to any child, is what creates hope for a future adult. I am because of my mother and father. I am shaped because of my daddy.”