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Professional Boxing Returns to the Rock & Roll Capital

Cleveland, May 19, 2012: The, white tablecloth, LaVilla Grand Ballroom was once again sold out and those who were lucky enough to gain entrance into the arena were treated to first class décor, Hollywood style entertainment and a 6 fight boxing card that left the crowd wanting more and opening their wallets to purchase advance tickets to the next show ... Read More »

Professional Boxing Lands in the Rock & Roll Capital Area Prospects Battle in Honor of their Country on Armed Forces Day: May 19, 2012

Cleveland, March 26, 2012: On Saturday, May 19th Championship boxing returns to Cleveland for the 2nd Installment of the “Leave No Vet Behind” Professional Boxing Series taking place at the LaVilla Grand Ballroom (11500 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland 44130) at 7 pm. Being held on Armed Forces Day in honor of all Veterans who served this Great Nation- Newhouse Promotions is ... Read More »

Knocking Out the Devil

Warriors step into the ring or the cage to do battle, some fight internal battles, few fight both and live to tell their story. On that rare occurrence, that story needs to be told. Jason “Freebird” Freeman is a husband, father, professional athlete and also the grandson of one Charles Manson and this is his life story. The book was ... Read More »

Leave No Vet Behind Results

“Shocking”, “Elegant”, “Wow”! Were the common terms used by fans as they entered the black tie and white tablecloth LaVilla Banquet Center this past Saturday night in Cleveland, Ohio. Newhouse Promotions held it first installment of the Leave No Vet Behind Boxing Series. The promotion is headed by Tim Van Newhouse a former accomplished prize fighter and United States Air ... Read More »

Rocktagon 7 results

Cleveland, Ohio; September 18, 2011- Rocktagon MMA heads to Cleveland, Ohio with Elite 7. Rocktagon’s MMA Elite Series 7 blew the roof off of the Historic Westside Masonic Temple in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday night with an A-List amateur fight card that kept the sold out crowd out of their seats and glued to the cage. Fans were treated to 10 ... Read More »

Rocktagon September 17th

Rocktagon MMA Amateur Elite Fight Series heads to the Rock-n-Roll capital of the world Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday September 17, 2011 with Elite 7. Las Vegas, September 15, 2011 – MMA fans get ready, the nation’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, Rocktagon MMA, is coming to Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday September 17, 2011 with Elite 7. The fight card is ... Read More »

Fury to battle Firtha

Cleveland, Ohio-Former NABA United States Heavywieght Champion Nick “The Stone Man” Firtha (20-8, 8 KO) has agreed to coss the Atlantic in hopes of securing a world title shot as he takes on the undefeated Tyson Fury (15-0, 10 KO). The fight wll take place at Kings Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Spetember 17th. More details to follow in ... Read More »

NFC 3 Hits in the Hills

Some promoters wait their entire career to put on a show that has 16 action packed bouts, two female fights, a title fight, two professional fights and 2,000 fans in attendance. Shaun North did it in three. His NFC promotion is taking the MMA world by storm and the fans and fighters are feeling the buzz. Saturday night, NFC 3 ... Read More »

Caged on Campus Results

Many first time promoters have small corwds and average fights. Saturday night that changed asNFC Promotions christened their new organization with a MMA show that would make the casual observer think they have been around for years. Shawn North’s NFC Promotions came to Hocking College for the first installment of the “Caged on Campus” fight series. Using the largest cage ... Read More »

Povetkin to take on Firtha?

Akron, Ohio….Insiders close to NABA United States Champion Nick “The Stone Man” Firtha have reported that he will be traveling to Berlin, Germany to face Alexander Povetkin in a East meets West Showdown at Max Schmeling Arena. Firtha 19-7-1 (8KO) is riding a three victory winning streak in which he disposed of Tony Grano and Mike Shepherd to capture and ... Read More »

Rocktagon MMA Results

Less than one year ago, a father and a son had a vision. To bring the best MMA shows to Ohio. They succeeded. One year later, they have taken it national. National mixed martial arts fight promotion Rocktagon MMA, formerly known as CageStars, presented the first Amateur MMA event under the Rocktagon name Saturday night, at the brand new Rocktagon ... Read More »

MMA Results from Akron, Ohio

Akron, Ohio is known as the Rubber City and the home of the All American Soap Box Derby, now is has another legacy, Dan Bobish territory. The former 2 time Super Heavyweight Champion of the World’s promotion, Ultimate Cage Battles, invaded Akron to a capacity crowd at Akron’s hot spot, The Barley House. Fans were treated to a 9 bout ... Read More »

Firtha Retains United States Title

Northeast Ohio does not have to look any further to see a champion. We have Nick “The Stoneman” Firtha. The Akron native, who also calls Cleveland home, retained his NABA United States Heavyweight Championship and also captured the Ohio State heavyweight Championship with a 10 round majority decision over Mike Shepherd. Both fighters fought a championship level fight but it ... Read More »

Weights from Cleveland

Nick Firtha 244 vs. Mike Sheppard 225 – Heavyweights (10 rounds) NABA U.S. Heavyweight and vacant Ohio State Heavyweight titles Dante Moore 152 vs. Corey Rodriguez 152.5 – Junior Middleweights (6 rounds) Wilkins Santiago 157 vs. Matt Keglovic 152 – Middleweight (bout was at a 158 pound catchweight, 4 rounds) Jason Massie 271 vs. Mujaheed Moor 242.5 – Heavyweight (4 ... Read More »


Cleveland, Ohio – August 17th, 2010 – Warner Promotions is proud to present a heavyweight Championship fight in Cleveland on Friday, August 20th live from Nautica Pavilion in the Flats! The star studded night of boxing will feature Akron’s own and newly crowned NABA U.S. Heavyweight Champion Nick “The Stoneman” Firtha in the main event as he will defend his ... Read More »

Ultimate Cage Battles from this past Saturday

Saturday night at the Renaissance Sports Complex in Valley View Ohio, MMA pioneer Dan Bobish traded in his gloves for a suit as he presented the first, in a series of shows, entitled Ultimate Cage Battles. The capacity crowd was treated to a exciting evening of amateur and professional MMA coupled with the appearance of celebrity guests that thrilled the ... Read More »

WBA#14 Karpency returns Friday

After recently losing a 12 round competitive decision to top ranked contender Karo Murat (22-0) in Germany, WBA#14 light heavy Tommy Karpency (19-2-1) returns to the ring on Friday at the Wheeling Island Casino & Racetrack in the main event. Promoted by Jerry Thomas’ West Virginia Sports Promotions, the undercard will begin at 7:30PM and highlight several local prospects. Lightweight ... Read More »

Warner Promotions Boxing returns to North Olmsted June 26 “Pugilism at the Plex” headlined by Wilkins Santiago!

North Olmsted, Ohio – Warner Promotions is bringing professional boxing back to northeast Ohio for the third time in 2010, with a pro/am scheduled for June 26 at the Soccer Sportsplex (31515 Lorain Road) in North Olmsted, Ohio. The competitive night of boxing titled “Pugilism at the Plex,” will feature Cleveland’s best professional and amateur boxers. Headlining the evening will ... Read More »

Results from Cleveland

The Ballroom was dancing Saturday night ,not with feet but with fists, as Kinkaid & Goddard Promotions presented The Battle in the Ballroom. A capacity crowd was treated to 13 exciting amateur bouts with the main event leaving the crowd cheering for more as Jessica Eye (Strong Style MMA) captured the Ohio Women’s Lightweight Title with a decision over Lauren ... Read More »

Results from Akron, Ohio

Professional boxing returned to the Rubber City of Akron, Ohio as Hall of Fame Boxing and Promotions hosted their inaugural event. The Chapparell Center, which has been home to many professional boxing and MMA events over the years, once again played host to a action packed 6 bout card. Andy “Magnifico” Mejias remained undefeated 6-0 (2) with a 3rd TKO ... Read More »

Boxing returns to Cleveland with a bang

Professional Boxing made its return to Northeast Ohio Saturday night as Warner Promotions presented “The Jimmy Bivins Classic”. Warner Promotions, in only their second show, placed Ohio back in the boxing radar with a show that left the fans cheering for more. In the main event, Cleveland’s Yuandale Evans improved to 7-0 (4ko) with a first round knockout over Ray ... Read More »

Main event is set for the Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic!

North Olmsted, Ohio – April 16, 2010 –The main event has been agreed upon for the Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic. Warner Promotions in association with the VFW Men’s Auxiliary post 7647 and the Old School Boxing Club are pleased to announce that Cleveland lightweight prodigy Yuandale “Money Shot” Evans will battle the power punching Rey “The Prosecutor” Hernandez in ... Read More »

Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic going all professional!

North Olmsted, Ohio – April 12, 2010 –Warner Promotions in association with the VFW Men’s Auxiliary post 7647 and the Old School Boxing Club have announced that the annual Jimmy Bivins Classic has been upgraded to an all professional card. The event, which invades North Olmsted, OH on Saturday, April 24th live from the Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Road, in ... Read More »

Caged Madness 15 this Saturday

Dannon Svab, Owner of Explosive Fight Promotions, has told that he will be returning to Akron, Ohio for an evening of exciting MMA action along with two Championship fights. Caged Madness 15 will take place at the popular MMA venue Pronio Sports in Akron, Ohio. Pronio Sports is located at 2420 Wedgewood Dr. in Akron, Ohio. Svab told us ... Read More »

Boxing Returns to Akron, Ohio

Area boxing fans are in for a night of thrilling competition when two of the best heavyweights around square off. Local favorite Charles Hatcher, with a lifetime record of 15-6 with 11 KOs, will unleash his comeback fury against Midwest fighter Thomas on Saturday, May 1 at The Chapparell in Akron. One of Hatcher’s last fights was against Michael Grant, ... Read More »

Porter decision Jordan in Cleveland

Shawn “Showtime” Porter was crowned the new NABO Jr. Middleweight Champion with a 10 round decision over Russel “Spiderman” Jordan. Many at ringside belived that this would be a easy knockout for Porter although Jordan saw it differently. Jordan rocked his smaller oppenent at times with Porter’s eye being left eye bloodied from an accidental head butt in the fifth ... Read More »

Weights from Cleveland

Shawn Porter 152 vs. Russell Jordan 152 NABO Jr. Middleweight Title Lanard Lane 144 vs. Martin Tucker 144 Gary Russell, Jr. 125 vs. Jairo Delgado 128 Jake Giuriceo 144 vs. Sam Gibson 145 Justin Riegle 201 vs. Brian Cook 201 Venue: Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio Promoter: Prize Fight Promotions & Warner Promotions Venue: Cleveland State University Wolestein Center TV: ESPN ... Read More »


Watch all the action from Wednesday’s press conference in conjunction top Friday Night’s ESPN 2 card in Cleveland featuring Shawn Porter and Russell Jordan Watch ESPN Friday Night Fights Press Conference in Sports  |  View More Free Videos Online at Read More »


Cleveland, OH – “ESPN Friday Night Fights” invades Cleveland, OH on February 19th live from the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University. The star studded night of boxing will feature the homecoming of 2008 United States Olympic Team member and undefeated professional Shawn “Showtime” Porter in a twelve round main event against Russell Jordan of Rochester, NY ... Read More »

IBO responds to Mundine situation

Anthony Mundine’s decision to forego a quest for the International Boxing Organization’s junior middleweight title next week in Australia is his own – and not based on undue influence or conflict from the IBO – according to its president, Ed Levine. Mundine had been scheduled to meet Robert Medley for the IBO’s vacant 154-pound championship on Jan. 11 in Sydney, ... Read More »