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Nelson decisions Grajeda; Joel Diaz TKOs Kevin Aquilar

Earlier tonight at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, NV, just outside of Reno, top-rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson showed tremendous heart, surviving two separate scares from heavy-handed Mexican Luis Grajeda, to win a 10-round unanimous decision. Continue reading

Complete card announced for this week’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights

This Friday night, world-class boxing returns to Fallon, NV, when this week’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights/ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates heads to Churchill County Fairgrounds, just outside of Reno. Headlining the card will be top-rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (22-1-1, 13KO’s) taking on the hard-hitting and dangerous Mexican Luis Grajeda (17-2-2, 13KO’s) in the 10-round main event. Continue reading

Joel Diaz Jr. & Frank Galarza Remain Undefeated Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (May 16, 2014) – Undefeated super featherweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. extended his unblemished record with a unanimous decision victory in a tough fight with Tyler Asselstine in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME® from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Diaz (16-0, 12 KOs) controlled the tempo of the fight and pocketed rounds in the beginning, landing and throwing more power shots. But the rugged and previously once-beaten Asselstine (14-2, 7 KOs) pushed Diaz past the seventh for the first time of his career and turned up the heat in the latter rounds. But it was too little, too late for the Canadian, who didn’t have the power or tools to overcome Diaz’s activity in the 10-rounder, which all three judges scored 97-92. Continue reading

ShoBox: The New Generation Final Weights, Quotes

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. and once-beaten Tyler Asselstine both measured at the 130-pound limit during Thursday’s official weigh-in for their 10-round main event showdown tomorrow/Friday, May 16 on ShoBox: The New Generation, live on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Streaking junior middleweight prospect Frank Galarza weighed in at 153 pounds and fellow undefeated prospect Sebastien Bouchard tipped the scale at 154 pounds for their eight-round co-feature bout on ShoBox.

Co-promoter and former world champion Jean Pascal presided over Thursday’s weigh-in at Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., the site of Friday’s ShoBox doubleheader. The event is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. Galarza-Bouchard is also promoted in association with New Legend Boxing. Continue reading

Joel Diaz Jr. – Tyler Asselstine make weight

Mashantucket, Conn. (May 15, 2014)- Earlier today, all of the fighters for the DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and Jean Pascal Promotions card weighed in ahead of their bouts tomorrow night at the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn., The exciting ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader card is headlined by highly regarded undefeated junior lightweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. taking on Tyler Asselstine and will air live on SHOWTIME® beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast. Continue reading

Complete card announced for upcoming Shobox: the new generation card Friday, May 16

NEW YORK (May 13, 2014)- This Friday, May 16, DiBella Entertainment (DBE), in association with Jean Pascal Promotions, will return to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn., for an exciting ShoBox: The New Generation card live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

The card will feature exciting fights and promising young talent from top to bottom, including two a live televised doubleheader. Continue reading

DiBella Entertainment and Jean Pascal Promotions Join Forces

DiBella Entertainment and Jean Pascal Promotions have announced that they will be joining promotional forces, beginning with the exclusive signing of highly regarded super featherweight Joel Diaz Jr. (15-0, 12KO’s). Diaz Jr. had received offers from every major promotional outfit in boxing, but decided that DBE and Jean Pascal were the best fit. Diaz is set to make his much anticipated co-promotional debut when he headlines the upcoming May 16th ShoBox: The New Generation card at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut.

“I am thrilled to be signing with DBE and Jean Pascal Promotions. This is where I belong and this is the promotional team that will get me the opportunities that I want and need in my career. I couldn’t be happier to be joining their stables and I’m looking forward to becoming their next world champion,” said Diaz Jr. Continue reading

Joel Diaz And Tyler Asselstine Square Off In Main Event on May 16

New York (April 28, 2014) – On Friday May 16, DiBella Entertainment (DBE), in association with Jean Pascal Promotions, will return to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., with an exciting ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

Headlining the card in the 10-round main event will be highly regarded undefeated super featherweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (15-0, 12KO’s) taking on once-beaten Tyler Asselstine (14-1, 7KO’s). Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Delvin Rodriguez, Vic Darchinyan, Virgil Hunter, Rick Morones Jr, and Joel Diaz

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, the Sports Krib proudly presents Junior Middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez, three-division world champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan, elite level fight trainer Virgil Hunter, expert boxing trainer Rick Morones Jr, and expert boxing coach Joel Diaz

The Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Returning to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be Junior Middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs). The Connecticut resident will discuss his upcoming October 5th bout with future Hall of Famer Miguel Angel Cotto, which is scheduled to be broadcast on HBO. Continue reading