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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 »

Vincent Miranda Challenges Sean Monaghan!

Albany, NY (February 11, 2014) – 28-year-old light heavyweight hopeful Vincent Miranda is tired of the hype surrounding “Irish” Sean Monaghan. Monaghan, a massive draw in New York City, signed with Top Rank last summer and was subsequently featured on two major fight cards. The 32-year-old Long Beach resident holds the WBC Continental Americas championship and is rated by three ... Read More »

“Kid Creole” Shines in Pro Debut!

Weirton, WV (February 9, 2014) – Cruiserweight prospect Jean Pierre “Kid Creole” Augustin had a strong showing yesterday evening in his pro debut, dominating veteran Michael Davis over four rounds at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, WV. Augustin, who hails from Lawrence, MA and is of Haitian heritage, was in control from bell to bell, landing hard shots ... Read More »

Ruiz Injured; Melson to face Ward February 12!

New York, NY (February 7, 2014) – tough Tennessean Donald “Bulldog” Ward will replace the injured Mike Ruiz as the opponent for Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson Wednesday, February 12 in New York City. The Melson-Ruiz 154 pound showdown was heavily hyped in the Big Apple, with both men known for their warrior mentality and large fan bases, but a hand ... Read More »

Gunn Jr. Gearing up for Pro Debut!

Hackensack, NJ (February 3, 2014) – As somebody who’s been around the sport of boxing since he was an infant, those who know him would already refer to 18-year-old junior middleweight Bobby Gunn Jr. a boxing lifer. The son of a fighter whom he shares a name with, Gunn Jr. showed promising skills the very first time he put on ... Read More »

Kid Creole set for Pro Debut!

Lawrence, MA (January 28, 2014) – Charismatic cruiserweight Jean Pierre “Kid Creole” Augustin is already well-educated about how difficult the business of professional boxing is. Initially scheduled to enter the paid ranks last September, Augustin, a Lawrence, MA native of Haitian descent, saw his pro debut cancelled on multiple occasions. A two-time Massachusetts State Golden Gloves champion and Gold Medalist ... Read More »

Boyd Melson to participate three Super Bowl week events!

New York, NY (January 26, 2014) – Most football fans make a serious effort to get ready for the Super Bowl. Those hosting it commonly prepare tasty food, load up on beverages, and decorate their house to make America’s most popular annual event enjoyable for a large group of guests. For the football fanatics that aren’t having others over, there ... Read More »

Broadway Boxing gets ready to explode with Melson vs. Ruiz February 12!

New York, NY (January 9, 2014) – On Wednesday, February 12 Army Reserve Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson and Mike “El Cangri” Ruiz will headline the Roseland Ballroom’s final boxing card in a ten round junior middleweight contest. However, both men are fighting for a lot more than the notion of winning the Roseland’s last boxing match. Melson, residing in Manhattan ... Read More »

Luis’ Boxing Day on Hold until January 17

Cornwall, Ontario (December 26, 2013) – Every year, rising star Tony “Lightning” Luis celebrated one of his nation’s biggest holidays on December 26. This time around, the 25-year-old Canadian’s holding off on Boxing Day celebrations for an additional three weeks and will bring the holiday spirit south of the border. On Friday, January 17, Luis challenges unbeaten Ivan Redkach in ... Read More »

Johnson Decisions Gunn; “The Celtic Warrior” Calls it a Career!

Bethlehem, PA (December 19, 2013) – Former WBC-USNBC, WBA-NABA and IBA cruiserweight titlist Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn believed yesterday’s match up with boxing great Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson would serve as a perfect ending to a career that started four decades ago. Gunn, a bare knuckle boxing legend who is well known for his toughness, previously came up ... Read More »

Gunn Locked N’ Loaded for Johnson Showdown!

Hackensack, NJ (December 16, 2013) – Wednesday, December 18 2013 is a day that Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn hopes he’ll reminisce about for the rest of his life. Gunn, a bare knuckle boxing legend who won multiple cruiserweight titles, fought a number of top fighters and participated in controversial fights, could spend hours talking about the trials and tribulations ... Read More »

Gunn putting in the work for Johnson bout!

Hackensack, NJ (December 10, 2013) – In eight days, former WBC-USNBC, WBA-NABA and IBA cruiserweight titlist Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn will take yet another difficult assignment when he faces boxing great Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson in a twelve round bout for the WBU cruiserweight championship at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Like his other top-notch foes Tomasz ... Read More »

FIGHT TO WALK: Melson dominates King in Gotham City!

New York, NY (December 5, 2013) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson hit durable Alabaman Gundrick “Sho Gun” King with everything but the kitchen sink during their eight round all-southpaw main event Wednesday evening at BB King Blues Club in New York City. Melson, who had the support of a standing room only crowd at a place he’s accustomed to helping sell ... Read More »