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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 »

MRI confirms Melson’s Tear; Treatment set for tomorrow!

New York, NY (July 28, 2014) – An MRI confirmed that junior middleweight and West Point graduate Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson suffered a torn supraspinatus. Melson, 14-1-1 (4 KO’s), tore his supraspinatus, which is part of the rotator cuff, preparing for what would’ve been the biggest bout of his professional career against Glen Tapia at Madison Square Garden. This marks ... Read More »

Gunn Jr back in action August 9!

Hackensack, NJ (July 23, 2014) – Unbeaten Bobby “Kid Dynamite” Gunn Jr. will look for his fifth straight first round knockout when he enters the squared circle Saturday, August 9 at North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC. Fighting for the first time both in the nation’s capital as well as in a six rounder, the 18-year-old’s been working ... Read More »

Douglas Targets World title in Fall!

Baltimore, MD (July 21, 2014) – Blue chip prospect Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas has her sights set on capturing a world title before the end of 2014. At 5-0 with 1 win by knockout, the Baltimore-based Washington DC native’s set a lofty goal for herself. As an amateur, she won multiple Golden Gloves and National PAL titles while making Team ... Read More »

Melson Injures Rotator Cuff; Tapia Fight Off!

New York, NY (July 17, 2014) – Junior Middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson has been forced to withdraw from his Saturday, July 26 bout against contender Glen Tapia. Melson, who was in the best shape of his professional career and prepared in an extended training camp, believes he tore his left rotator cuff Tuesday during one of his final sparring ... Read More »

Palacios to Promote and Headline September 20 in Orlando!

Orlando, FL (July 16, 2014) – Former two time world title challenger and top rated cruiserweight Francisco “Wizard” Palacios makes his long-awaited return to the ring Saturday, September 20 but in a different role than the average fighter. Tired of empty promises along with fights falling apart, Palacios founded World Wide Elite Entertainment last month and is playing the role ... Read More »

All Out Promotions July 19 Show Postponed!

(July 15, 2014) – Due to unforeseen circumstances, All Out Promotions and Edmond’s Promotions have postponed their upcoming fight card until Saturday, August 9. All tickets purchased for July 19 will be honored on the 9th. The card, which will still be headlined by welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson, will have more bouts added and additional information available shortly. Read More »

AND STILL: Nelson retains title in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD (July 3, 2014) – Welterweight star Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson retained her WIBA title with a hard fought ten round decision over iron-chinned veteran Nicole Woods last Saturday evening at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. Headlining Ponytail Promotions’ “World Championship Boxing”, Nelson was in a tough fight from the opening bell. Woods, an Atlanta native who fought ... Read More »

Anderson Headlines July 19 in Parsippany, NJ!

Newark, NJ (July 2, 2014) – Welterweight up and comer Michael “Slick” Anderson of Newark returns to the ring Saturday, July 19 at the Parsippany Police Athletic League when he battles an opponent to be named in an eight round contest. The card is promoted by All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions. Tickets starting at $40 are available by calling ... Read More »

Ponytail Promotions: An Equal Opportunity Promoter

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 ... Read More »

Briggs Headlines, Morrison Featured Saturday in OKC!

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Oklahoma City, OK (June 24, 2014) – Former heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs looks to get back in the title hunt when he faces former WBO Latino titlist Raphael Zumbano Love Saturday evening in the main event of HD Boxing’s “Cathedral Rumble” at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. A limited number of tickets for “Cathedral Rumble” are still available ... Read More »

The Next Level: Melson excited to challenge Tapia July 26 at The Garden!

New York, NY (June 20, 2014) – Like every other prizefighter around the globe, junior middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson’s dreamed of competing in big bouts and making the most money possible; albeit for different reasons. By now, the cause Melson fights for is well documented. As the co-founder of Team Fight to Walk who was an integral part of ... Read More »

Pound for Pound star Nelson to defend World Title vs Woods 6/28!

Baltimore, MD (June 10, 2014) – Undefeated multi-division world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson will defend her WIBA welterweight belt against longtime contender Nicole Woods Saturday, June 28 in the main event a Ponytail Promotions card at the Du Burns Arena. $30 general admission, $50 floor seats, $75 VIP seats and $750 VIP tables of 10 are available by calling ... Read More »

Trifecta: Gunn Jr scores third straight first round blowout

Hackensack, NJ (June 4, 2014) –Fast rising prospect Bobby Gunn Jr. continued his path of destruction last Saturday at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ, taking out Christopher Strootman in 129 seconds. After briefly feeling his opponent out, Gunn Jr. decked Strootman with a crisp overhand right. Moments later, the Hackensack native ended his Garden State debut in impressive fashion, ... Read More »

Gunn Jr excited for Garden State Debut!

Hackensack, NJ (May 23, 2014) – 18-year-old prospect Bobby Gunn Jr. spent most of his life in and around the Garden State’s boxing scene. Between preparing for his bouts, mimicking his father in the gym as a youngster and appearing ringside at countless fights, Gunn Jr’s a familiar local face. Interestingly enough, he’s never fought in New Jersey as a ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing to host “Snap Crackle & Pop” May 31!

Baltimore, MD (May 17, 2014) – Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns to the Myers Pavilion Saturday, May 31 for “Snap Crackle & Pop”. An Olympic-style boxing card sponsored by Rew Materials, advance tickets for “Snap, Crackle & Pop” start at $25 and can be purchased by calling 410-375-9175. Baltimore Boxing Promotions will also host a special 50/50 ... Read More »

Kid Dynamite: 18 year old Gunn Jr. Scores 51 Second Knockout!

Hackensack, NJ (April 29, 2014) – Hard hitting junior middleweight prospect Bobby Gunn Jr. scored his second straight first round annihilation, disposing the debuting Gabriel Smallwood in just 51 seconds last Saturday evening at the ABC Auditorium in Annandale, VA. Gunn Jr, who stopped Devin Gist in 43 seconds during his pro debut in March, had a nearly identical result ... Read More »

July Draws with Graves; Vows for better showing in next bout

Baltimore, MD (April 16, 2014) – Cruiserweight hopeful Venroy “Hardwork” July left the ring last Saturday evening following his eight round draw with unbeaten Quantis Graves as a frustrated fighter. July, who doubled as a main event boxer and promoted the card in front of a packed house at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore, MD, battled a highly regarded foe ... Read More »

July confident heading into bout with unbeaten Graves!

Suitland, MD (April 10, 2014) – As cruiserweight contender who works full time as a lawyer and promotes many of his own fights, 31-year-old Venroy “Hardwork” July is constantly on the go. On the average weekday, July wakes up around 6 am to go for a run, comes back to freshen up and have breakfast, heads to his full-time job ... Read More »

Locked n’ Loaded: Gunn Jr looks to go 2-0 April 26!

Hackensack, NJ (April 8, 2014) – Junior middleweight prospect Bobby Gunn Jr. will try to win his second fight in as many tries when he battles an opponent to be named Saturday, April 26 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. On March 15, Gunn Jr. made his pro debut down the road in Annandale, VA, scoring a one ... Read More »

Melson applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for reinstating SCI funding

New York, NY (April 7, 2014) – For the last two years, junior middleweight and charity hero Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, along with the coalition he is a member of known as “New Yorkers To Cure Paralysis,” lobbied the State of New York to do the right thing. In 1998, then Governor George Pataki passed a bill adding a 5.4% surcharge ... Read More »

Gunn Jr Locked n Loaded for Pro Debut!

Hackensack, NJ (March 13, 2014) – Although he’s just two days away from his professional debut, junior middleweight Bobby Gunn Jr. has no pre-fight jitters. Perhaps part of the reason is that those around sport recall him not only training alongside his father Bobby Sr, a former IBA cruiserweight champion that fought a number of top fighters, but also appearing ... Read More »

July to face unbeaten Graves April 12!

Baltimore, MD (March 10, 2014) – Cruiserweight up and comer Venroy “Hardwork” July will step up in competition when he faces unbeaten Quantis Graves Saturday, April 12 over eight rounds at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore. The card is promoted by Hardwork Promotions and tickets are available by going to Hardworkpromotions.com or calling 410-635-4754. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, July ... Read More »

Melson Reflects on Paralyzing In-Ring Experience

New York, NY (March 4, 2014) – For the first two and a half rounds of his February 12 bout against veteran Donald “Bulldog” Ward, rising junior middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson appeared en-route to another impressive victory. In the second, Melson nearly stopped Ward and was seeking to score a knockout in the Roseland Ballroom’s final fight. This was ... Read More »

Luis named Cornwall’s Ambassador of the Year!

Cornwall, Ontario (February 24, 2014) – Lightweight contender Tony “Lightning” Luis is Cornwall’s Ambassador of the Year. Luis, who is 17-2 with 7 knockouts, received the award from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and gained fans worldwide following his gutsy performance versus Ivan Redkach January 17 on the Showtime Network. Against Redkach, one of boxing’s best young fighters, Luis pressed ... Read More »