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McRae to face unbeaten Charles Martin for NABO Title on Klitschko-Jennings undercard!

Laurel, MD (March 25, 2015) – Heavyweight hopeful Dwayne “Big Ticket” McRae will have the opportunity to move up the rankings when he battles unbeaten and highly touted NABO champion Charles Martin in a ten round championship match Saturday, April 25 at Madison Square Garden. The bout takes place prior to the highly anticipated world heavyweight title fight between unified ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Mark Johnson, rising star Dusty Harrison and former champion Vincent Pettway to attend “Snap, Crackle and Pop”!

Baltimore, MD (March 18, 2015) – Boxing legend Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, undefeated Dusty Harrison and former welterweight champion Vincent Pettway will attend Baltimore Boxing’s “Snap, Crackle and Pop” Saturday, March 27. The card takes place at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the first bell scheduled for 8. Tickets are on sale ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing Presents Snap, Crackle and Pop March 27!

Baltimore, MD (March 4, 2015) – Baltimore Boxing Promotions will present another evening of action-packed fights when “Snap, Crackle and Pop” takes over Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD Friday, March 27. Tickets are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Baltimoreboxing.com. Individual tickets start at $25 and VIP tables of 10 are available for $500. All ... Read More »

Lippe-Morrison to face Richard Dawson March 7

Miami, OK (February 26, 2015) – Heavyweight knockout king Trey Lippe-Morrison faces his toughest opponent to date when he battles Richard Dawson Saturday, March 7 in the six round main event of “Four State Franchise” at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK. The card is presented by Holden Productions and tickets from $30 are on sale now by calling ... Read More »

Trey Lippe-Morrison Headlines March 7 at Buffalo Run Casino!

Miami, OK (February 13, 2015) – Unbeaten heavyweight knockout artist Trey Lippe-Morrison returns Saturday, March 7 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK when he headlines the “Four State Franchise” fight card. This excellent night of boxing is promoted by Holden Productions and tickets starting at $30 are available by calling 918-542-9400 or going to Buffalorun.com. The son of ... Read More »

Team Fight to Walk begins Pushups for Paralysis!

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New York, NY (January 27, 2015) –Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson and Team Fight to Walk have started the Pushups for Paralysis challenge. Melson created the challenge to assist fundraising efforts for America’s first clinical trial to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries. Yesterday, Melson, who donates 100% of his purses towards the trial, posted a video where he completed ten ... Read More »

Melson to receive “Heart of a Champion” Award

New York, NY (January 15, 2015) – Humanitarian and junior middleweight boxer Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the “Heart of a Champion” award from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Sunday, January 25. The award will be given during a special fundraiser for St. Jude titled “NY Champions for St. Jude” taking place at O’Neill’s of Maspeth in Queens, NY. ... Read More »

Record Knockout Holder Crossed Replaces Injured Veazey January 23

Baltimore, MD (January 11, 2015) – World record knockout holder Sam “Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed is replacing Joey Veazey in the main event of “Slugfest” January 23 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. Veazey was forced to withdraw due to an injury suffered in training. An exciting heavyweight and former college football player, Crossed set a record by knocking ... Read More »

Melson Mourns the Loss of Bernie Lenahan

New York, NY (January 11, 2015) – Bernie Lenahan was a rare breed by today’s boxing standards. Not only was he dedicated to the sport, spending countless hours at New York’s Mendez Boxing Gym, Lenahan was an honest family man that built special friendships with his fighters. Having worked with various fighters in the Big Apple, Lenahan learned his craft ... Read More »

Veazey to headline Federal Hill Slugfest!

Baltimore, MD (January 2, 2015) – Multi-time champion Irish Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey will once again headline when he faces Lamont White in the main event of “Federal Hill Slugfest” Friday, January 23 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. “Federal Hill Slugfest” is promoted by Baltimore Boxing Promotions and tickets starting at $25 are available at Baltimoreboxing.com or ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Riddick Bowe Joins Team Fight to Walk!

New York, NY (December 30, 2014) – 2015 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and former heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe has joined Team Fight to Walk. An elite heavyweight in his heyday, Bowe captured the undisputed world championship in 1992 after besting then-unbeaten Evander Holyfield. Bowe and Holyfield fought twice more, with Holyfield winning the rematch and Bowe ... Read More »

Melson to receive Ambassador of Peace Award!

New York, NY (December 14, 2014) – Junior middleweight boxer and charitable figure Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the Ambassador of Peace Award from the World Boxing Council (WBC) during their annual convention Monday, December 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since turning pro in 2010, Melson’s garnered international attention for donating 100% of his fight purses and raising awareness ... Read More »

Paul Williams Joins Team Fight to Walk!

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New York, NY (December 7, 2014) – Three time world champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams is the newest member of Team Fight to Walk. A fixture on the pound for pound lists and a fan favorite, Williams had an outstanding 41-2 record with 27 wins by knockout. Williams, a two-division titlist, became paralyzed from the waist down following a motorcycle ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing to host “Knockout Bullying” November 29!

Baltimore, MD (November 6, 2014) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions will host an evening of Olympic-style boxing and anti-bullying awareness Saturday, November 29 at the Myers Pavilion in Baltimore. Headlining the card is the East Coast middleweight title bout between Rashad Kilpatrick of Washington, DC and Baltimore Boxing’s very own Donald Wallace. In the co-feature, Maryland State junior middleweight ... Read More »

Dwayne McRae hopes to stamp ticket to the next level!

Laurel, MD (October 30, 2014) – A quick glance at the record of heavyweight hopeful Dwayne “Big Ticket” McRae shows a respectable 14 wins against only three defeats with eight of his victories by knockout. After dropping two out of three fights back in 2009, McRae’s lost just once in eleven tries. However, the Maryland native is adamant that he’s ... Read More »

Melson to Speak at United States Military Academy!

New York, NY (October 26, 2014) – Junior middleweight boxer, West Point grad and charitable figure Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson has been invited to speak at a leadership development series at the United States Military Academy at West Point Monday, October 27. For the leadership development, Melson will host a one hour interactive discussion with a group of approximately 40 ... Read More »

Team Fight to Walk to host Second Annual Gala!

New York, NY (September 30, 2014) – Junior Middleweight boxer Boyd Melson and Christan Zaccagnino, founders of Team Fight to Walk, are proud to announce their organization will host the second annual “Fighting for the Cure” benefit gala Thursday, October 16 at 6:15 pm in the Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle, NY. Tickets and sponsorship packages to “Fighting for the ... Read More »

Sho Nuff: Nelson gets past Blencowe to retain title!

Springfield, VA (September 28, 2014) – WIBA welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson overcame adversity and a tough opponent en route to a hard-fought ten round split decision over ultra-tough former titlist Arlene Blencowe Saturday evening at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. Nelson, who hails from nearby Ashburn, VA and is regarded as a top pound for pound ... Read More »

Tori Nelson: A Champion’s Struggle

Ashburn, VA (September 24, 2014) – Tori Nelson is an undefeated multi-division world champion that earned her place on pound for pound lists. Based on her impressive success, most would believe she’s a full-time boxer that is well off financially like her male counterparts. Unfortunately for Nelson, that’s far from the truth and every day is a challenge. While virtually ... Read More »

Wizardry: Palacios overcomes layoff to dominate Mendoza!

Orlando, FL (September 21, 2014) – Cruiserweight star Francisco “Wizard” Palacios looked masterful in dominating hard-hitting contender Epifanio Mendoza of Colombia over eight rounds yesterday evening at the Mela Room in Orlando, FL. Inactive for two years due to promotional difficulties, Palacios surprisingly showed no ring rust. Throughout the contest, the Orlando based Puerto Rican used his technical skills and ... Read More »

Nelson-Blencowe headlines World Championship Boxing September 27!

Baltimore, MD (September 16, 2014) – Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson will look for her fourth successful title defense when she puts her WIBA welterweight crown on the line against Arlene Blencowe Saturday, September 27 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. Tickets to “World Championship Boxing” start at $50 and are available by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ponytail-promotions-wiba-welterweight-world-championship-boxing-tickets-12716538509 or calling 410-499-5361. ... Read More »

Introducing Christian Camacho!

Orlando, FL (September 10, 2014) – From Marvis Frazier to Tracy Harris Paterson and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, boxing’s had many sons of legendary fighters looking to make a name for themselves as a prizefighter. Some had great success, while others were viewed as irrelevant fighters that received undeserved publicity since they had famous fathers. Those who don’t know junior ... Read More »

Palacios to face Knockout Artist Mendoza September 20!

Orlando, FL (September 2, 2014) – Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios will have a tough task at hand when he comes off a two year layoff to battle heavy-handed Epifanio Mendoza September 20 at the Mela Room in Orlando, FL. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia and currently based in Miami, FL, Mendoza has 39 victories, 34 of which came by way of ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing Returns September 20!

Baltimore, MD (August 27, 2014) – Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions takes over the William Myers Pavilion for “Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle”, an evening of Olympic-style boxing Saturday, September 20 in Baltimore, MD. For the second consecutive year, Baltimore Boxing Promotions is honoring the late Murray Smith, father of Jake. During the evening, Baltimore Boxing will present the “School ... Read More »

Palacios Teams Up with John Scully!

Orlando, FL (August 21, 2014) – Cruiserweight contender Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios is now training under the tutelage of John Scully. 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 ... Read More »

Gunn Jr captures WBU title!

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 ... Read More »

Tonight’s All Out Promotions Card Cancelled!

(August 9, 2014) – Due to multiple fights falling out at the last minute, All Out Promotions and Edmond’s Promotions have cancelled tonight’s card at the Police Athletic League in Parsippany, NJ. Additional information on a potential September date will follow shortly. Read More »

Stevenson Ready for the Big Stage!

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 ... Read More »

Anderson-Castaneda Tops “Lights Out” August 9!

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 ... Read More »