It is Fight Week for local favorites and Top-10 contenders GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA and “Irish” SEANIE MONAGHAN. Both fighters will headline an action-packed boxing card on Friday, May 8, televised live from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV, beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank®, and produced in association with HBO Sports®. Continue reading
The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV series will feature its second consecutive week of live boxing coverage Friday, May 8, at 10 p.m. ET from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The card will feature two title fights, headlined by Top-10 contenders Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-1, 15 KOs) from Passaic, N.J., and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (23-0, 15 KOs). Tapia will defend his NABO junior middleweight title against Michel Soro (25-1-1, 15 KOs) from France, with Monaghan defending his WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title against Cleiton Conceicao (20-6-2, 16 KOs) from Brazil. Continue reading
Local favorites and Top-10 contenders GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA and “Irish” SEANIE MONAGHAN will headline an action-packed boxing card to be televised live on truTV at 10 p.m. ET – on Friday, May 8 from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
By Justin Jones & Paul “Paparazzi” Jones | Photo © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones
Atlantic City, NJ – Junior Middleweight Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs) continued on the comeback trail with his second consecutive knockout victory stopping Donatas Bondorovas (18-6-1, 6 KOs) in the main event of a seven-fight Top Rank card at the Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
Once again, Tapia showed that working with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has been a worthwhile investment. Tapia, who won via 4th round TKO, looked more patient and calculated in the ring than he did in his previous fight. The Passaic native also worked behind a steady stiff jab from the outset, which enabled him to set up his power shots with precision. Tapia landed thudding right hands, hooks, and body shots on Bondorovas with regularity. Continue reading
With the World Cup Finals on the horizon and summer heating up across the country, the Sport Swami is
gearing up for some hot interviews in the world of MMA and Boxing. This week the Swami welcomes in some rising stars from the world of boxing and MMA to take over the show. Its all this plus TUF 19 Finale & UFC 175 recap only on Wavlite.com Presents LAST CALL on Cyberstationusa.com. This week’s guests include; Continue reading
New York City (June 24, 2014) Top junior middleweight contenders will square off on the undercard of the “G4” boxing extravaganza set for SATURDAY, JULY 26 at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. “GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA, favorite son of Passaic, New Jersey, will clash with BOYD “The Rainmaker” MELSON of Brooklyn, New York in an eight round battle.
Also added to the undercard is undefeated and all-action junior welterweight newcomer JULIAN “Hammer Hands” RODRIGUEZ of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey in a scheduled four rounder against an opponent to be announced. Continue reading
By Justin Jones & Paul “Paparazzi” Jones | Published June 15, 2014 | Photo © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones
Atlantic City, NJ – Although Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (21-1, 13 KOs) made quick work of Keenan Collins (15-9-3, 10 KOs), stopping him early in the first round of Top Rank’s “Solo Boxeo” main event, there was noticeable change in the 24-year-old Junior Middleweight’s attack, patience, and movement.
He wasn’t merely focused on head-hunting or brawling to “please the crowd,” as stated by a candid Tapia in his post-fight interview at the Bally’s Hotel and Casino–which was filled with Tapia fans donning Team Tapia shirts and shouting “Jersey Boy.” Tapia displayed more attention to detail in this comeback effort after suffering his first loss to hard-hitting James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) and a lot of that can be credited to working with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.
“Freddie demands perfection out of me and whoever he trains. If I do something good he lets me know it’s good, but it needs to be perfect,” Tapia said. “I feel like I’m a smarter fighter now and not just fighting with my heart. I’m actually putting my shots together now and being patient. I’m back and better than ever.” Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Deontay Wilder, Don Chargin, Antonio Orozco, Ghislain Maduma, Glen Tapia, Manuel Avila
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another two-hour, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The exclusive presentation will feature WBC Heavyweight mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder, Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don Chargin, Junior Welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco, Lightweight prospect Ghislain Maduma, Junior Middleweight prospect Glen Tapia, and Super Bantamweight prospect Manuel Avila.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Starting off tonight’s program will be undefeated WBC Heavyweight mandatory title challenger Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs). The Bronze Bomber from Tuscaloosa will discuss his plight for Heavyweight supremacy and give the listeners his take on this past Saturday night’s Heavyweight title fight between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola. The 28 year old fighter will also enlighten us about his run-in with internet troll Charlie Zelenoff and how this creepy entanglement became a stark reality. Continue reading
After having endured 21-months of frustration and inactivity (both at least partly brought on by himself), always-exciting southpaw slugger James Kirkland returned to doing what he does best last night in Atlantic City: giving fans of a slugfest just what they want. In brutalizing a brave and previously unbeaten Glen Tapia, Kirkland came back in a quite roaring fashion.
All over Tapia from the opening bell like the proverbial cheap suit, Kirkland gave fans a sizzling value for money performance. Kirkland threw everything at Tapia and expended a ton of energy in doing so. Tapia? he showed a ton of heart in taking all that came his way. In the end though, Kirkland, as he did in that other thriller with Alfredo Angulo, broke Tapia’s heart. Pounding his man in a corner in the 6th-round of a fight of the year candidate, Kirkland would not be denied and referee Steve Smoger had no choice but to dive in. Continue reading
GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA
Age: 23 (12-11-89)
Residence: Passaic, New Jersey
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey
Record: 20-0, 12 KOs
Managers: Pat Lynch (former manager of Arturo Gatti), Sal Alessi
Trainer: Alex Devia Continue reading