NEW YORK CITY (February 6, 2015) – In 2014 Chattanooga’s Ryan Martin showed us an amazing rookie year by compiling 8 wins with 5 coming by way of knockout. The most decorated Tennessean boxer will continue to prove why he’s among the top prospects in his division this Saturday when he fights in Hidalgo, Texas for his first bout of 2015. Continue reading
The next chapter of multiple world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa’s (23-1, 16 KOs) illustrious boxing career starts November 15 as the 2004 Olympic gold medalist takes on upset-minded Joel Montes de Oca (18-3, 10 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature at Plaza de Toros in Cancon, Mexico. Continue reading
Undefeated lightweight prospect Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (8-0, 4 KOs) will be fighting under much brighter lights this Saturday night in a non-televised fight on HBO World Championship Boxing, featuring the world light heavyweight unification headliner between living legend Bernard Hopkins and Russian knockout special, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Continue reading
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (July 3, 2014) – Filipino knockout artist Michael “Hammer Fist” Farenas (39-4-4, 31 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Mark “Too Sharp” Davis (18-1, 5 KOs) in eighth round of last night’s main event on a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights. Continue reading
(all pictures by Emily Harney)
MARK “Too Sharp” DAVIS(18-0), Cleveland, Ohio 130 LBS.
MICHAEL “Hammer Fist” FARENAS (38-4-4, 30 KOs), Paranaque City, Philippines 130 LBS.
(L-R): Michael Farenas-Mark Davis
CO-FEATURE – JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS (10) – ESPN
BILLY “The Kid” DIB (36-3, 21 KOs), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 131 LBS.
ALBERTO “Kichis” GARZA(26-7-1, 21 KOs), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 131 LBS.
(L-R): Algerto Garza-Billy Dib
LIGHTWEIGHTS (4) – ESPN
RYAN “Blue-Chip” MARTIN (6-0, 3 KOs), Cleveland, OH 135 LBS.
MATTHEW “Champ” BACA (4-1-1, 2 KOs), Albuquerque, New Mexico 135 LBS.
(L-R): Matthew Baca-Ryan Martin
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS (6)JIMMY WILLIAMS (6-0-1, 3 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut 150 LBS.
STEPHAN OWUSU(8-6, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York 149 LBS.
FEMALE JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS (6)
SHELLY “Shelito’s Way” VINCENT (11-0, 1 KO), Providence, Rhode Island 123 LBS.
NYDIA “Da Phenomenal” FELICIANO (7-5-3, 0 KOs), Bronx, New York 123 LBS.
NICK DE LOMBA (3-0, 0 KOs), Cranston, Rhode Island 144 LBS.
EDWIN SOTO (9-1-2, 4 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut by way of Puerto Rico 145 LBS.
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (6)
LUIS CRUZ (7-0, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York 139 LBS.
RYAN PICOU (1-2, 0 KOs), Las Vegas, Nevada
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS (4)
JUNIOR Sugar Boy” YOUNAN (4-0, 4 KOs), Brooklyn, New York 168 LBS.
AZAMAT UMARZODA (0-3-1), Las Vegas, Nevada 169 LBS.
PROMOTER: SMS Promotions
TELEVISION: Special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights
TICKETS: $100.00, $75.00 and $45.00 on sale online at www.foxwoods.com, calling Foxwoods’ box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods’ box office. .
AFTER PARTY: Doors to the after party will open at 10:00 p.m. ET. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com, calling Foxwoods’ box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods’ box office.
DOORS OPEN: 6 p.m. ET FIRST BOUT: 7 p.m. ET ESPN2 BROADCAST: 9-11 p.m. ET
UBER PROMOTION: Uber will provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to fight attendees on behalf of SMS Promotions. See full details below.
Undefeated multiple-time world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs) firmly believes he is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world and he plans to back that up this Saturday night against World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs). Continue reading
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (June 19, 2014) – Former IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (36-3, 21 KOs) returns Wednesday, July 2 to the scene of arguably the most disappointing night of his professional career for a 10-round co-feature bout against former WBA featherweight title challenger Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs). Dib’s promoter, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, will present a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights at Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
In 2013, Dib lost his International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight title belt at Foxwoods by way of a 12-round split decision (114-112, 112-114, 112-114) to undefeated Evgeny Gradovich. Dib also lost a rematch to Gradovich last November and the Australian has moved up one weight class to junior lightweight for his fight with Garza. Continue reading
photos by Rey Sanchez — Hosted by his promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, undefeated multiple world champion Yuriorkis “The Cyclone of Guantanamo” Gamboa (23-0, 16 KOs) held an open media workout today at Iron Mike Promotions Gym to promote Gamboa’s June 28 world title fight against World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight championTerence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs).
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with SMS Promotions, PS4 and Tecate, Crawford vs. Gamboa will be the 12-round main event, airing live on HBO Boxing After Dark, starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, from Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Continue reading
Rapper/boxing promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will celebrate his birthday with a bang on Wednesday, July 2 as his company, SMS Promotions, presents a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights at Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Continue reading
NEW YORK CITY (June 5th, 2014) – Blue-Chip prospect Ryan Martin is preparing to enter the ring for the sixth time in his professional career this Friday, June 6th at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Upstate New York. Continue reading