Tori “Sho Nuff’ Nelson is taking over the women’s boxing world, drawing on nearly a decade of experience and the strength and lessons of her family. The 37-year-old welterweight boxer from Chase City, Va., has been throwing jabs, hooks and uppercuts since the age of 29 and has not looked back. -
Palacios, 21-2 (13 KO’s), returns to the squared circle after a 2 year layoff to face James Johnson for the USBU cruiserweight title in the 8 round main event of a card Saturday, September 20 at the Mela Room in his hometown of Orlando, FL.
Dubbed as the “Iceman”, Scully was 38-11 as a prizefighter, and is known as one of the most knowledgeable voices boxing. Since retiring from swapping punches in 2001 Scully’s trained world champions Chad Dawson and Jose Rivera, as well as contenders Mike Oliver, Matt Godfrey and Ray Oliveira amongst many others.
Palacios said of his new trainer, “I think John is going to get me to the next level and I’ve wanted to make it to the top since I was an amateur. I believe he’s the kind of trainer that can help in every aspect. I have a lot of faith in him and have only heard great things. I’m excited to have him as my head trainer.”
Scully is also upbeat about working with another top tier talent.
“I’ve known Francisco (since he was an amateur). I’m looking forward to working with him. We’d crossed paths numerous times and he’s been working out at the gym I train guys out of. He’s a hard worker and I think this will be a good fit. We had a nice talk comparing philosophies and he seems on board. He has a name and a good amateur background. I am going to do my best for him and if he still has the desire to make it to the top I believe we’ll get there.”
Promoted by World Wide Elite Entertainment, tickets are $25 for general admission, $45 to sit ringside and $500 for VIP tables of 6 with bottle service included. They’re on sale by calling 561-702-7068. All ticketholders over the age of 21 are invited to a special post-fight party hosted by DJ Erick at the Mela Room, located at 9677 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.
Details about undercard bouts, including multiple Olympians, contenders and locals, will be announced in the coming days.
This special fight card takes place at the elegant Mela Room, located at 9677 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando 25 dollar general admission, $45 ringside and $500 VIP tables of 6 with bottle service included are on sale by calling 561-702-7068. All ticketholders over the age of 21 are invited to a special post-fight party at the Mela Room hosted by DJ Erick.
Fans can follow and interact with Francisco on Twitter @Wizardpalacios.
About World Wide Elite Entertainment:
Founded in 2014 by noted boxer Francisco Palacios and Alejandra Quintero, World Wide Elite Entertainment’s a full-service promotional firm with the goal is to right many of boxing’s wrongs. Their focal point will be guiding talented but misled fighters that weren’t provided fair opportunities in the past due to managerial or promotional issues. For more information, go to showentertainment.org or facebook.com/pages/World-Wide-Elite-Entertainment/530432297086225.
Tags: Bare Knuckle Boxing, BKB, Bobby Gunn, Bobby Gunn Jr, Champion, Gypsy Boxing, Gypsy Fights, Irish, Irish Fights, Knockout, Washington DC, WBU
Hackensack, NJ (August 12, 2014) – 18-year-old Bobby Gunn Jr. won the WBU Youth Welterweight belt with an impressive six round unanimous decision over veteran Sean Lockhart last Saturday evening at the North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC.
Fighting in his first six rounder and against an opponent with a significant advantage in experience, Gunn Jr. was in control from bell to bell. The Hackensack, NJ native, who previously scored all first round knockouts, landed crisp shots to both the body and head of Lockhart. Gunn Jr. decked his foe in the fourth but Lockhart, who’s battled more than 10 unbeaten opponents, finished the bout on his feet.
Scores were 60-53 on all three cards.
“I’m really excited I went the 6 rounds got experience under my belt,” said the humble prospect. “(This) proved I’m not just a one round fighter and I felt like I showed my boxing ability. Winning the title was the best feeling in the world. I’ve worked really hard this year and it’s really a dream come true and God willing the first of many to come. I feel excellent I could fight again right now!”
Gunn Jr’s next bout will be announced shortly. Fans can interact with him by going to Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007554614047&fref=ts
Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Team Gunn) 551-206-0578 or @kopublicity
Tags: Baltimore, Boxing, James Stevenson, Knockout, Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Pittsburgh, Shobox, Showtime, Washington DC
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Baltimore, MD (August 7, 2014) – The majority of fight fans and media outside of the beltway area are likely unfamiliar with welterweight James “Keep’em Sleeping” Stevenson.
Best described as a boxer-puncher, the 31-year-old Baltimorean is 21-0 with 14 wins by knockout. Most of his bouts took place in Maryland but he’s long set his sights on leaving the Old Line State for bigger fights.
Unfortunately, Stevenson’s goal of making it to the next level was sidetracked by multiple tragedies.
In 2011 during a routine jog to prepare for a fight, a stray dog viciously attacked him, requiring Stevenson to get more than 20 stitches. Shortly thereafter, his father James “Woody” Stevenson Sr. passed away as did his mother-in-law. Stevenson’s promising career was put on hold as he had to console both sides of his family and provide additional financial assistance by working more hours at his day job.
“I love boxing to death but that was a very difficult time in my life,” said the soft-spoken Stevenson. “I had to help keep my family together and it was very hard on me, especially because of how close I was to my father. We had a great relationship and losing him was devastating.”
Stevenson resurfaced in September 2012 with a first round knockout and won five more bouts after the unexpected layoff, but still lacked a signature win.
Tomorrow evening, he’ll have the opportunity to go from prospect to contender when he battles fellow unbeaten Sammy Vasquez for the USBA title in the main event of a Fox Sports 1 card live from the CONSOL Energy Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.
Vasquez, 15-0 (11 KO’s), does have a few notable advantages that are difficult to overlook. In addition to having a large fan base in the Pittsburgh area, he’s three years Stevenson’s junior, fought better competition and scored an impressive first round knockout on ShoBox in April. Stevenson however is not looking at Vasquez any differently than he did his first 21 foes.
“He’s jut another guy to me. He breathes just like I do and puts on his boxing shoes one at a time. The guys I’ve seen him fight aren’t on my level, so to be honest I think he’s taking a big step up too!”
Stevenson also brushed off any concern about being on the wrong end of a hometown decision since he doesn’t believe the judges will be needed.
“I’m not worried about the fight (being near his hometown). Anywhere I go, I make it my hometown. Tomorrow night, I’m going to do what I do best which is put people to sleep!”
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.