Late Breaking

Author Archives: Matt Yanofsky

Do or Die: Bobby Gunn to meet Roy Jones Jr. in December!


Hackensack, NJ (October 17, 2013) – Former IBA, WBC USNBC and WBA NABA cruiserweight titlist Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn will have a career defining opportunity when he meets former pound for pound king Roy Jones Jr. in December in Pennsylvania. Gunn, who sports a professional ledger of 21-5-1 with 18 wins by knockout, fought James Toney and Tomasz Adamek ... Read More »

Tony “Lighting” Luis back in action November 9!

Cornwall, Ontario (October 10, 2013) – Lightweight standout Tony “Lightning” Luis of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada makes his highly anticipated return to the ring Saturday, November 9 when he battles an opponent to be named at the Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, NY. A former WBC Continental Americas Junior Welterweight champion, the all-action Luis holds an excellent 16-1 record with 7 ... Read More »

Festival of Fists Postponed!

Baltimore, MD (October 1, 2013) – Due to a number of injuries to the featured fighters, Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing has rescheduled “Festival of Fists” for Saturday, November 16. The show was originally slated for October 12 and the November card will take place at the William Myers Pavilion in Baltimore. “I hate to postpone cards, especially considering ... Read More »

Beltway Stars top “Festival of Fists” October 12 in Baltimore!

Baltimore, MD (September 20, 2013) – Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions makes their second trip to the William Meyers Pavilion for the “Festival of Fists” Saturday, October 12. Bleacher tickets starting at $15 are available by calling 410-375-9175. In addition, floor seats are $35, individual VIP seats are available for $50, VIP mini tables of 4 at $200, reserved tables ... Read More »

Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, Professional Athlete and Advocate for Stem Cell Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury, signs on as Advisory Board Member of Store-A-Tooth™ Dental Stem Cell Banking

Lexington, MA (September 17, 2013) ­­– Provia Labs’ Store-A-Tooth™, a stem cell bank specializing in dental stem cell preservation, announces the appointment of Boyd Melson, world-class athlete and strong advocate for stem cell research, to their Advisory Board. Melson brings his big heart and passion for improving the lives of those dealing with spinal cord injury to the team of ... Read More »

Latimore looking to take over junior middleweight division; teams up with trainer Fareed Samad!

Deandre Latimore

Las Vegas, NV (September 5, 2013) – Hard hitting junior middleweight contender Deandre “The Bull” Latimore has never been a fighter to avoid challenges. In December 2007, Latimore, then 23, stepped up and dominated previously unbeaten Durrell Richardson over ten rounds. Six months later, the dynamite fisted southpaw scored a shocking upset when he stopped world rated Sechew Powell in ... Read More »

Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey excited for early homecoming!

Baltimore, MD (August 28, 2013) – It’s not everyday that a student just days into their second year of high school has to get ready for homecoming, let alone one where all eyes are focused on them. Most high schoolers don’t carry the expectations of Joey “Bazooka” Veazey. Veazey, a 140 pound sensation, already captured numerous boxing championships and sparred ... Read More »

Jake “’The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions to honor Warthen Fuel on August 31!

Baltimore, MD (August 20, 2013) – Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions will be honoring the Warthen Fuel Co as part of his “Hard Knock Life” fight card Saturday, August 31 at the William Myers Pavilion. Bleacher tickets starting at $15 are available by calling 410-375-9175. In addition, floor seats are $35, individual VIP seats are available for $50, ... Read More »

Melson prepared to take out Thompson!

New York, NY (August 12, 2013) – When calm and mild mannered Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson enters the ring Wednesday evening at BB King Blues Club in New York City for a rematch against Jason Thompson, his sights are set on redemption; sort of. In their first bout, Thompson sent Melson to the canvas in opening round but the West ... Read More »

Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions returns for “Hard Knock Life” August 31!

Baltimore, MD (August 1, 2013) – Jake “The Snake” Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions enters the William Meyers Pavilion in Baltimore for the first time when they present “Hard Knock Life” Saturday, August 31. Bleacher tickets starting at $15 are available by calling 410-375-9175. In addition, floor seats are $35, individual VIP seats are available for $50, VIP mini tables of ... Read More »

Melson to battle Thompson in Rematch August 14!

ew York, NY (July 18, 2013) – Junior middleweight and charitable figure Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson of New York City gets a crack at redemption when he faces Brooklyn, NY’s Jason Thompson in an eight round featured bout Wednesday, August 14 at BB King Blues Club in New York City. On October 20, 2012, Melson and Thompson fought in the ... Read More »

Melson to attend A Walk to Believe!

New York, NY (June 12, 2013) – Junior middleweight boxer and charitable figure Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson is attending the third annual “Walk to Believe” Saturday, June 15 at the High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ. A non-profit organization founded in 2010, A “Walk to Believe” raises awareness and funds to aid in the recovery of former Rutgers football ... Read More »

Baltimore Boxing’s Jerome Featherstone Headed to Tournament of Champions!

Baltimore, MD (May 2, 2013) – Baltimore Boxing & Fitness’ middleweight sensation Jerome Featherstone is headed to Salt Lake City, UT for the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions. The tournament begins May 13 at the SaltPalaceConvention Center and tickets are available by going to A local high school wrestling legend at Maryland’s BoysLatinHigh School, Featherstone took up boxing ... Read More »

Introducing Starpower Boxing!

Cincinnati, OH (April 27, 2013) – When lifelong boxing fan and successful club promoter Michael Grace opened Starpower Boxing Management in 2013, his goal was to enhance the careers of talented fighters that have either been overlooked or misguided. A self-professed boxing junkie, Grace’s personal relationships and time spent around the gyms in Cincinnati, OH helped him find a number ... Read More »

Lowry Out, Perez in as Melson opponent!

New York, NY (April 23, 2013) –Edgar Perez has replaced veteran Troy Lowry as the opponent for New York’s Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson in a six round junior middleweight bout Saturday, April 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Born on the boxing-crazed island of Puerto Rico and based out of the fighting city of Chicago, Illinois, Perez won his ... Read More »

Jones responds to Kevin Cunningham

Oklahoma City, OK (April 17, 2013) – Earlier today, Kevin Cunningham, trainer of IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander, took a shot at contender Carson Jones. Less than 24 hours ago, Jones, the IBF’s 7th rated contender and a former USBA champion, offered to face Alexander May 18 after his original opponent Kell Brook withdrew for a second time due to ... Read More »

Palm Beach Boxing Center to run 2013 Florida Golden Gloves!

Palm Beach, FL (April 17, 2013) – Lou Martinez, owner of the Palm Beach Boxing Center, announced that he is running and sponsoring the 2013 Florida State Golden Gloves. A 12,000 sq ft facility that is quickly becoming one of boxing’s hotspots, the Palm Beach Boxing Center’s held camps for world champions Lucian Bute, Devon Alexander, Cory Spinks and Nate ... Read More »

Carson Jones to Devon Alexander: Step up to the plate!

Oklahoma City, OK (April 16, 2013) – In an age where fighters build their records up by partaking in gross mismatches, Oklahoma City based welterweight contender “Mr.” Carson Jones is a boxing rarity. The youthful but experienced 26-year-old began his career without true direction, taking a number of early losses against world class opposition. Since March 2009, Jones has an ... Read More »


Alex Guerrero 193.5 Terrance Smith 191.5 AJ Williams 161 Issa Coulibaly 164 Frank Fillippone 169 Marcus Clay 166.5 Damont Giddins 143 Cyprian Khumalo 140.5 Lonnie Kornegay 273 Duane Mobley 247 Hugh Hinds 128.5 Nuwan Jayakody 128.5 Promoter: Jake “The Snake” Promotions Venue: Wicomico Youth & Civic Center First Bout: 8 PM Read More »

WE ARE:Former Penn State Captain AJ Williams ready for Pro Debut!

Cockeysville, MD (April 10, 2013) – When 6’4 middleweight and Penn State graduate AJ “We Are” Williams entered a ring for the first time, he had no idea where the sport of boxing would take him. As a freshman, Williams played varsity basketball at Penn State’s Schuylkill campus however, his hoop dreams were cut short due to knee injuries. Looking ... Read More »

Melson to meet Lowry April 27 at Barclays Center!

New York, NY (April 8, 2013) – Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will take a step up in competition when he challenges battle-tested Troy “TNT” Lowry in a six round junior middleweight contest Saturday, April 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. One of New York’s most popular fighters, Melson fought to a controversial draw last October in the first ... Read More »

Sanchez Steps in for Martinez; will face Guerrero April 12!

Salisbury, MD (March 26, 2013) – Knockout Artist Elvin “KoKo” Sanchez is replacing Pedro Martinez as the opponent for unbeaten cruiserweight Alex Guerrero in the eight round main event of the “Salisbury Slugfest” Friday, April 12 at Salisbury, MD’s Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Tickets starting at $20 and VIP tables of 10 are on sale now at the Wicomico ... Read More »

Thirteen bouts set for March 22 card in Glen Burnie!

Glen Burnie, MD (March 18, 2013) – Jake the Snake Promotions will have a total of 13 bouts as part of a stacked Olympic-style boxing card Friday, March 22 at the elegant Michaels Eighth Avenue Ballroom in Glen Burnie, MD. The card features boxers from Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina and four fighters that are traveling all the way ... Read More »

Guerrero-Martinez Headlines “Salisbury Slugfest” April 12!

Salisbury, MD (March 11, 2013) – Jake The Snake Promotions will host their first show in Salisbury, MD when unbeaten cruiserweight Alex Guerrero headlines against hard-nosed veteran Pedro Martinez Friday, April 12 at the Wicomico Civic Center. Tickets starting at $20 and VIP tables of 10 from $500 are on sale now at the Wicomico Civic Center Box Office, by ... Read More »

Mike “Beast Mode” Brooks Headed to Mexico!

Oceanside, NY (February 9, 2013) – Unbeaten lightweight Mike “Beast Mode” Brooks of Oceanside, NY will take his talents south of the United States border to Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Brooks, who has a record of 9-0 with 2 wins by knockout and was a top rated amateur by USA Boxing, will work with trainer Chino Espinoza and promoter Juan ... Read More »

Melson to appear on “Sports on 1”!

Boyd Melson

New York, NY (January 21, 2013) – Junior middleweight boxer and philanthropist Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson of New York will be live in studio on “Sports on 1” Tuesday, January 22. “Sports on 1” airs at 11:30 pm ET on New York 1 (NY1) throughout the New York area and is hosted by Tom McDonald. Melson, who is 10-1-1 with ... Read More »

Luis to face Hernandez on Friday Night Fights!

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada (January 20, 2013) – Rising junior welterweight Tony “Lighting” Luis, 15-0 (7 KO’s), will now face rugged veteran Jose “Loco” Hernandez January 25 on ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. The quick-handed Canadian’s original foe Miguel Gonzalez withdrew, citing an illness and opening the door for Hernandez. With an extremely deceptive ... Read More »

Melson to receive “MVP” Award from NYCSCIA February 12!

New York, NY (January 10, 2013) – Junior middleweight boxer and humanitarian Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the inaugural Most Valuable Philanthropist (MVP) award from the National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s New York Chapter (NYCSCIA) during a special Mardi Gras themed fundraiser Tuesday, February 12. Since turning pro in November 2010, Melson, who has a record of 10-1-1 with 4 ... Read More »

Luis Looks to keep on rolling January 25!

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada (January 7, 2013) – Junior welterweight sensation Tony “Lighting” Luis has high expectations of where his blossoming career will take him during the next twelve months. A multi-time Canadian amateur champion and former WBC Continental Americas titlist, Luis’ 2013 begins on January 25 when he battles well-regarded Miguel Gonzalez of Cleveland, OH. The bout takes place on ... Read More »

A Week in Will’s World Part 2

Dear Friends, Fans and Members of the Media, As fight night approaches, mixed feelings start to conjure. Unlike many fighters, calm seems to be one of my most prominent feelings. The reason is simple, I am definitely less anxious when fighting at home. I absolutely love the crowd. Their support and presence keeps me calm. There’s just something about fighting ... Read More »