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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 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 »

Gunn and Johnson comment on “Celtic Warrior vs Road Warrior”!

Hackensack, NJ (December 5, 2013) – Hard hitting contender Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn and 2004 Fighter of the Year Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson confirmed they’ll meet Wednesday, December 18 at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Tickets for the XFE promoted “Celtic Warrior vs Road Warrior” are available by going to or calling the Sands box office ... Read More »

Slick Slips Past Sosa; Beale Bests Bolden in Newark!

Newark, NJ (November 24, 2013) – Popular welterweight Michael “Slick” Anderson had all that he could handle from dynamite-fisted George Sosa in the eight round main event of All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions’ “Fighting For Attendance” at Weequahic High School in Newark. Backed by a large group of supporters, Anderson was clearly the most popular fighter of the evening, ... Read More »


NOVEMBER 23, 2013, AT WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY DOORS OPEN AT 6:45 PM AND THE FIRST BOUT IS SCHEDULED FOR 7:30 MAIN EVENT 8 Rounds Junior Middleweights MICHAEL “SLICK” ANDERSON 12-2-1 10 KO’s Newark, New Jersey 148 lbs VS. GEORGE “EL TERRIBLE” SOSA 12-4, 12 KO’s Reading, Pennsylvania 151 lbs CO-FEATURE 8 Rounds Heavyweights* TYYAB BEALE 8-3-1, ... Read More »

Anderson to face Knockout Artist Sosa at “Fighting for Attendance”!

Newark, NJ (November 21, 2013) – Popular Michael “Slick” Anderson will now face dynamite-fisted George “El Terrible” Sosa in the eight round main event of All Out Promotions and Edmond’s Promotions’ “Fighting for Attendance” in an eight round bout this Saturday evening at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ. Tickets from $35 are available by going to Hailing from ... Read More »

Melson-King set for December 4!

New York, NY (November 19, 2013) – Popular junior middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson of New York City looks to take another step in the right direction when he squares off against solid veteran Gundrick “Sho-Gun” King over eight rounds in the main event of Broadway Boxing Wednesday, December 4 at BB King Blues Club in Time Square. Melson, 12-1-1 ... Read More »

Melson to be Knighted by St. John of Jerusalem

New York, NY (November 11, 2013) – On Sunday, November 17, Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson, junior middleweight boxer and charitable figure, will be knighted by St. John of Jerusalem. The Order of St. John is one of the greatest treasures of Christendom and is one of the world’s oldest, continuing knightly institutions. The Order is the world’s oldest humanitarian organization ... Read More »