Baltimore, MD (June 25, 2014) – In today’s technology-crazed society, boxing fans and promoters have various outlets to make fighters a trending topic. From HBO’s 24/7 to Showtime’s All-Access, YouTube, fan forums and Twitter, there are more ways to get insight on boxing than ever before. Sadly, this mostly applies only to male fighters.

Of boxing’s major promoters, only one lists a female fighter in their stable and even the most hardcore fight fanatic would be hard-pressed to remember the last women’s boxing match on TV. The 2012 Olympics produced two American boxing medalists, both of which were women. Neither decided to leave the amateurs, with the reason most likely being lack of opportunity in the paid ranks.

Thankfully, James Hogan and Ponytail Promotions are working to change that.

On Saturday evening at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, Ponytail Promotions will present an excellent fight card, featuring a world title bout and one of the best female prospects on the planet. $30 general admission, $50 floor seats, $75 VIP seats and $750 VIP tables of 10 are available by calling 410-499-5361 or going to

Headlining the card will be a bout between superstar Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA and Atlanta, GA’s “Notorious” Nicole Woods. Unbeaten as a professional, Nelson’s is an elite female fighter, having won titles in two divisions. Woods is known for her willingness not only to take on tough opponents but for giving the best difficult fights.

The bout is scheduled for ten rounds and is for Nelson’s world welterweight championship.

In a featured supporting bout, fellow unbeaten Tyriesha Douglas of Baltimore risks her perfect record against iron-chinned Laredo, TX native Christina Fuentes. Douglas, who is 4-0, narrowly missed making the 2012 Olympics and is on the fast track to a world title.

“I believe our June 28 card will be the start of a big push for woman’s boxing in the area,” stated Hogan. “It’s unfortunate that many female fighters struggle to get on cards. I’m a firm supporter of women’s boxing and am honored to have two of America’s best female talents featured on my show.”

In a battle for the USBU 175 pound crown, Willie “For Real” Williams of Baltimore challenges popular Frankie “Freight Train” Filippone of Norfolk, VA. Williams-Fillippone is slated for eight rounds, with the winner looking positioning themselves for a potential big bout in the near future.

Popular local standouts Demond “Dbestatit” Nicholson, Jeremy Trussell, Seth Billups, Glenn Dezurn, Alexandru Marin, and Travis Reeves will all appear in separate bouts.

The first bout takes place at 7 pm, with doors opening an hour earlier. IN addition to world class boxing, popular radio station 92Q and DJ Squirrel Wyde will be on hand from 6-8 PM with prizes and special giveaways.

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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.

Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Publicist) – 551-206-0568 or @kopublicity