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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 http://sandseventcenter.com/event/details/world-championship-boxing/ 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 »

ALL OUT PROMOTIONS AND EDMONDS PROMOTIONS PRESENTS “FIGHTING FOR ATTENDANCE”

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 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8886354325?ref=ebtnebtckt 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 »

Baltimore-Pittsburgh III to take place at “Festival of Fists”!

Baltimore, MD (November 9, 2013) – Promoter Jake Smith of Baltimore Boxing Promotions will put his team from Baltimore against top fighters from Pittsburgh at the “Festival of Fists” Saturday, November 16 at William Myers Pavilion in Baltimore. Tickets staring at $25 are available by calling 410-375-9175 or going to baltimoreboxing.com. Those who purchased tickets for the postponed October 12 ... Read More »

Luis geared up for return bout with former amateur foe Luna!

Ontario, Canada (November 8, 2013) – Promising lightweight Tony “Lighting” Luis believes he could very well become the first fighter to stop rugged New Yorker Raphael Luna when the two battle tomorrow evening at the Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, NY. About eight years ago as an amateur, the 17 year old Luis trekked from his native Canada to face ... Read More »

Anderson Headlines “Fighting for Attendance” November 23!

Newark, NJ (October 31, 2013) – Welterweight hopeful Michael “Slick” Anderson will headline All Out Promotions and Edmonds Promotions’ “Fighting for Attendance” in a ten round bout Saturday, November 23 at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ. Throughout the city of Newark, attendance is a major problem that is only getting worse, with the average student missing more than 30 ... Read More »

Melson seeks new opponent after Gilbert Snafu

New York, NY (October 27, 2013) – For the last two months, Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson was contacted by a representative of Vermont’s Chris Gilbert about a fight in the Big Apple. Melson was aware that Gilbert, an unbeaten power puncher, would be a tough opponent, but had no doubt that he’d emerge victorious. After a number of back and forth ... Read More »

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

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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!

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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 smithstix.com/events/item/root/national-golden-gloves-tournament-may-13. 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 »