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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 Point grad recovered and mostly outboxed his Brooklyn based [...]

DiBella Entertainment and SMS Promotions announce full Aug 14 card

Next Wednesday, on August 14, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Promotions return to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill with an exciting eight-bout card. The event will be the latest installment of NYC's popular Broadway Boxing series. Already announced fighting on the card are New York natives Tor Hamer (20-2, 13KO's) and Boyd Melson (11-1-1, 4KO's), both seeing [...]

Tor Hamer and Boyd Melson headline Broadway Boxing on Aug 14

New York, NY (7/31/13) - On Wednesday, August 14, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Promotions will return to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill for the latest edition of NYC's popular Broadway Boxing series. The card will feature a number of DBE's and SMS's top up-and-coming talent and New York fan-favorites, as well as a couple of exciting new additions to the DBE roster. [...]

Melson to battle Thompson in Rematch August 14!

New 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 first bout ever at the brand new Barclays Center. [...]

Garcia vs Judah Undercard: Brooklyn Is In The House!

Representing four of New York City's five boroughs, top talents from the Big Apple will descend on Brooklyn's Barclays Center tonight to engage in exciting bouts leading up to the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast featuring Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny Garcia defending against former Two-Division World Champion Zab Judah and WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter Quillin meeting [...]

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 first five professional bouts, three of which [...]

On the Next Real Sports: The Heartwarming Story of Pro Boxer Boyd Melson

Now in its 19th season, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV’s most honored sports journalism series and the only sports program recognized with a prestigious 2012 George Foster Peabody Award, presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 193rd edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, APRIL 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Other HBO playdates: [...]

Boyd 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 bout ever at the Barclays Center. [...]

Melson to appear on “Sports on 1”!

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 4 knockouts, will discuss his February 9 bout at the Barclays [...]

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

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 knockouts, donated all of his fight [...]

Boyd Melson to receive Good Guy Award from Hall of Fame!

Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will receive the Dick Steinberg Good Guy award from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Recognized as boxing’s ultimate humanitarian, Melson’s donated every penny of all 12 fight purses. With 11 of them going to Justadollarplease.org to assist with funding for a pending trial that could potentially cure chronic Spinal Cord Injuries, [...]

Melson Battles to Draw; Frustrated with Decision and Performance

New York, NY (October 24, 2012) – Although he’ll go down in history as a member of the first fight ever at the Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn, NY, Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson left the ring last Saturday night a frustrated fighter. “I won this fight at worst 4 rounds to 2 with the mutual knockdowns canceling each other out,” the West Point graduate said of his six round junior [...]