Bayamon, PR (October 28, 2015) – Puerto Rican super bantamweight contender Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle will return to the ring in an eight round contest Saturday, November 14 at the Auditorio Municipal de Comerio in Comerio, Puerto Rico.

The card is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Roc Nation Sports and will air Friday, November 20 via tape delay on Unimas.

An all-action brawler that gives fans their monies worth each and every time he enters the ring, Del Valle has an excellent 19-2 professional ledger with 14 of his victories coming by knockout. Del Valle, who made a name for himself on the global scene by fighting on HBO and Showtime, stopped Roberto Castaneda in eight rounds this past March. A former NABA featherweight champion, Del Valle owns victories over Dat Nguyen and Christopher Martin.

Currently in an intense training camp alongside undefeated contender Jayson Velez, Del Valle is excited for fight night and has his sights set on bigger opportunities in 2016.

“I’d like to thank Roc Nation and Miguel Cotto Promotions for giving me another opportunity to entertain the people of Puerto Rico,” said Del Valle. “Fighting at home inspires me and if everything goes as expected on the 14th, our plan is to take on somebody in the top 5-10. First things first, I not only need to win next month but do so in dominant fashion so the top guys in the 122 pound division will have my name back on their radar!”

Del Valle’s opponent will be named shortly.

Fans can interact with Del Valle on Twitter @OrlanditoBoxing.

November 25 poster
Baltimore, MD (October 23, 2015) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions will provide area fans with Olympic style boxing on Thanksgiving eve by presenting “Knock the Stuffing Out” Wednesday, November 25 at Michaels Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or logging onto Baltimoreboxing.com. Individual tickets purchased in advance start at $25, reserved seats are $35, reserved tables for 10 are going for $350, individual VIP seats are $50 and VIP tables of 10 are priced at $500. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first fight begins at 8.All VIP ticketholders receive a complementary buffet an hour before the first fight.

In association with “Knock the Stuffing Out” Baltimore Boxing is donating tickets and hosting a 50/50 raffle for the Colon Cancer Alliance to help fight this dangerous disease.

One of the deadliest forms of cancer, the Colon Cancer Alliance‘s mission it to knock colon cancer out by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing quality patient support service. The Colon Cancer Alliance is a proud member of the National Health Council’s Standards of Excellence Certification Program.

“We’re committed to knocking out colon cancer,” said Allison Ornitz, Development Coordinator of the Colon Cancer Alliance. “The event with Baltimore Boxing is raising awareness and that gets us one step closer to fulfilling our mission. Colon cancer is largely preventable and when people get screened, we know lives are getting saved.”

Topping “Knock the Stuffing Out” is an exciting heavyweight battle between Baltimore Boxing’s Brian “Bam Bam” Haneschlager and Drew Ryan of West Virginia. Haneschlager is a heavy handed fighter with a large fan following in Maryland and Ryan is yet to lose, compiling a 7-0 record.

Baltimore Boxing’s Donald Wallace battles fellow Baltimorean Tyrell Boyd in the co-main event of the evening. Wallace, who continues to improve with every fight, lost a controversial decision to highly regarded Sharif Rahman last month at the Olympic Qualifiers in Philadelphia.

Multi time champion Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey, Courtney Hartlove, Allen Burris, Tommy Coe. Jr, Stefon McCray, Sean Veazy and Ernest Hall will each appear in separate undercard bouts.

More bouts will be announced shortly and Baltimore Boxing is also having canned food drive to make sure those unable to afford food will be able to enjoy their Thanksgiving. The food drive is being hosted by Merritt Park Baptist Church in Dundalk.

“It’s a pleasure to be back at Michael’s Eighth with some of our best talent,” said Jake Smith. “I’m proud to have the Colon Cancer Alliance working with us for this event and we’re going to help them raise funds and awareness on fight night. We’re really looking forward to putting on a great show for the community and sending them home happy for Thanksgiving.”

For more information on the Colon Cancer Alliance, please visit CCAlliance.org. To get more information on Baltimore Boxing Promotions, go to Baltimoreboxing.com.

Boyd Melson army photo

Melson to cap active October by attending three upcoming charity galas!

For Immediate Release

New York, NY (October 21, 2015) – WBC United States Junior Middleweight Champion, philanthropist and US Army Reserve Captain Boyd Melson will finish up a very busy month by continuing to help others. By the end of October, the Class of 2003 West Point Graduate will have attended the TicTocStop Gala, Signature Chefs Auction and Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association Dinner as a special guest. Melson was also asked not just to attend the March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction, but to co-emcee their fundraising event, which he enthusiastically accepted.

Founded by renowned sports radio talk show host Craig Carton, TicTocStop’s mission is to help improve the quality of life for people with Tourette’s Syndrome. Carton, who has Tourette’s as does two of his children, has assisted many families through this 501C3 charity.

The TicTocStop Gala includes a cocktail party, dinner and presentations and takes place Thursday, October 22 from 6-11 PM at Battery Gardens in New York City. For more information, visit Tictocstop.com.

Every year, more than 15 million babies are born prematurely. Sadly, 1 million of them will die prior to their first birthday as a result. The March of Dimes helps fund research, education and support to ensure more babies can celebrate their birthdays.

On Monday, October 26 at 6 pm, more than 25 chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries and dessert designers will be sharing their most exciting culinary delights to the 200-plus guests on hand at the Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale, NY. All attendees will enjoy an evening of networking, live music and wine and spirits. Tickets are available by going to signaturechefs.marchofdimes.org.

Regarded as one of the best tasting events in New York, the Signature Chefs Auction helps support the mission of the March of Dimes. Arlene Dayboch, Senior Community Director for the March of Dimes, has appointed Melson as a co-emcee alongside Donna Drake from Live it up TV for this special event. Drake and Melson will be joined by “Hell’s Kitchen” celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay as celebrity guests attending in order to help raise money for the March of Dimes.

A non-profit, the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association was founded in 1987 by Kevin Hoagland. It is run exclusively by a volunteer board of directors and raises approximately $80,000 annually.

On Friday, October 30, the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association hosts the 29th Annual Vito Racine Spinal Cord Research Dinner and Auction at Pines Manor Banquet Hall in Edison, NJ. Cocktail hour beings at 6:30PM followed by dinner at 8PM. Attendees can also bid on items including autographed sports memorabilia, jewelry, event tickets, gift baskets and collectibles. Individual tickets are $70 and tables of ten priced at $700 can be purchased at cjsca.net. All donations are tax-deductible.

“October has been a very busy month trying to help raise money for others,” said Melson, who played a focal point in Team Fight to Walk’s third annual “Fighting for the Cure” Gala on October 15 and spoke to students at Paul Roberson High School earlier today. “Improving the lives of those facing different challenges is very important to me. Attending events like these is not only an honor, but something I believe I must do. We all share this planet and must help however possible even if we’re far removed from the suffering.”

Outside the Ring: Boyd Melson

Posted: 12th October 2015 by knockout in Articles
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Boyd Humanatarian Award

Boyd Melson was a champion long before he ever stepped into the ring.

His amateur career was stunning (four times US Army Championship gold medal winner, three times NCBA All-American Boxer, four times West Point Brigade Open Boxing Champion, etc….) and he currently holds the WBC USNBC Super Welterweight Champion and is winner of the NABF Humanitarian Award for 2014. All that’s listed on BoxRec or Wikipedia or any of the other search sites you choose to google.



Hot Rod Wins
Lakeland, FL (October 11, 2015) – Undefeated light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic wasted no time in getting rid of Brazilian power puncher Gilberto Domingos yesterday evening at the Florida Orange Event Center in Lakeland.

Headlining Mad Integrity Fight Sports’ “Bombs Away 4,” Kalajdzic had a vocal group of supporters backing him and was on the attack from the opening bell. Kalajdzic connected with quick punches to Domingos’ mid section, hurting him just seconds into the fight. A visibly hurt Domingos unsuccessfully attempted to move and tighten his guard, finding himself on the canvas courtesy of a stinging combination. Moments later, the popular Saint Petersburg, FL resident unleashed another combination to deck Domingos for a second time, mercifully forcing the stoppage at 1:32 in the first of a scheduled eight rounds.

“He left his body open and I knew if I connected he’d go down,” said Kalajdzic, who moved up to cruiserweight for this fight to accommodate Domingos and is now 20-0 with 13 wins by knockout. “It feels great to fight (close to home) and I would love to keep fighting here. I don’t care who I fight as long as the money is right, but I’ll let (my promoter) Lou DiBella handle that.”

Domingos returns to Sao Paulo, Brazil with a record of 24-4 (21 KO’s).

In the co-feature, hometown favorite Leanthony “Tyga” Fleming won a competitive decision against a very game Randy Hedderick. Coming in at a fit and ready 146.2 lbs, Fleming showed good movement ring generalship, leading with his jab throughout the bout. Hedderick wasn’t intimidated by fighting on the road and effectively pressured the Lakeland native in spurts.

Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 twice. Fleming is now 1-1 while his Gulfport, MS based foe slips to 0-5.

Miami’s Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez, 8-0 (4 KO’s) dominated grizzled veteran Juan Aguirre, 6-16-1, of Jacksonville, FL. The long and lean Alvarez consistently connected with sharp punches, maintaining an impressive pace throughout the six round junior middleweight contest. Aguirre, who took many clean punches, was never in serious danger of being stopped and displayed a great chin.

All three judges scored the contest 60-54.

In the fight of the night, Clearwater, FL’s Alex Nicholson scored a dramatic second round knockout of fellow debuting heavyweight Joseph White. Nicholson, who was outweighed by 40 pounds, nearly dropped White for the count at the end of the first but the Miamian made it back to his feet a split second before the bell sounded. In the second, White temporarily turned the tides by rocking Nicholson. Damaged but not defeated, Nicholson unleashed a vicious hook that put White down for the count at 2:24.

In other undercard bouts, junior lightweight Michael Guillen twice dropped and dominated Curtis Vert, while Wytama Faulk edged out Clark Brightwell in a lightweight contest.

Prior to the main event, Mad Integrity Fight Sports presented a birthday cake to close friend and junior middleweight contender “Silky” Wilky Campfort while recognizing notable fighters in attendance including uncrowned junior lightweight champion Edner Cherry. Fans were also treated to an outstanding rendition of the national anthem by American Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado.

“Everybody in attendance had a good time,” said Joey Orduna of Mad Integrity Fight Sports. “We had exciting bouts and some outstanding performances by talented up and coming fighters. There has been a lot of activity in Central Florida as of late and we look forward to continue promoting in this area.”

For the latest news on Mad Integrity Fight Sports, visit Facebook.com/MadIntegrityFightSports.