News: ‘Broadway Boxing’ returns to FIGHT NOW TV; United Boxers Results
DiBella Entertainment’s popular “Broadway Boxing” series returns to FIGHT NOW TV- America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – this Wednesday night (Oct. 24), starting at 9 p/m/ ET, live from the famed Roseland Ballroom in midtown Manhattan.
The 10-round main event showcases popular Long Island light heavyweight “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (15-0, 10 KOs) defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Americas title against gatekeeper Rayco “War” Saunders (22-17-2, 9 KOs).
“We’re thrilled to be airing another ‘Broadway Boxing’ show for our FIGHT NOW TV viewers in America,” said FIGHT NOW TV Co-Founder & General Manager Mike Garrow. “Lou DiBella and his team consistently put on competitive, entertaining fights featuring rising stars such as Seanie Monaghan. Another great night of boxing will shine once again on Broadway.”
Undefeated Monaghan stopped George Armenta in the third-round of their August 2nd fight, which was the co-feature on the first “Broadway Boxing” show that aired on FIGHT NOW TV. Monaghan is now world rated at No. 24 by the WBC. He has prepared for this fight by serving as a sparring partner in the United Kingdom for world-ranked Tony Bellow. Battle-tested veteran Saunders has defeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) title challenger Tommy Karpency (DEC8) and fought a draw with three-time world title challenger Danny Santiago.
The eight-round co-feature matches former North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light welterweight champion and Brooklyn favorite, Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (19-1 (3 KOs), against former WBC Youth World title-holder Eric “La Maquina” Cruz (13-10-3, 13 KOs).
Some of the other fights on the card that may be televised on FIGHT NOW TV, pending time availability, include Italian lightweight Floriano Pagliara (13-4-2, 7 KOs) vs. Jeremy McLaurin (9-4, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout, highly-touted unbeaten junior middleweight Delen “Sniper” Parsley (8-0, 2 KOs) vs. Ibahiem King (10-7, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder, light heavyweight Travis Peterkin (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Hamid Abdul-Mateen (3-2-2) and super bantamweight Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. pro debuting Unique Harris in a pair of four-round fights.
FIGHT NOW TV is available on Cablevision channel 464 as part of the iO Sports & Entertainment Pak!
About FIGHT NOW TV: With offices in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Toronto, FIGHT NOW TV is a cross-platform media company that creates and distributes content through its television, video on demand, and online outlets.
Founded by Channel Zero, Inc. and media entrepreneur Mike Garrow, FIGHT NOW TV is the only 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week combat sports channel in the nation. The network’s mandate is to bring the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW TV is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups from around the globe.
FIGHT NOW TV has also enlisted one of the fight game’s biggest names to join its camp, 5-time UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture, who serves as both spokesperson and analyst for the channel.
For more information about FIGHT NOW TV go on line at www.fightnow.com, or follow on Twitter @fightnowtv and Facebook.com/fightnowtv.
UNITED BOXERS–WINCHESTER, VA FIGHT RESULTS
This past Saturday night, OCTOBER 20 in front of a huge crowd at the Winchester Sportsplex in Winchester, VA, UNITED BOXERS presented an action packed evening of professional boxing featuring numerous fan favorites from the Delaware/Maryland/Virginia area and terrific prospects from across the country.
In the main event of the evening, undefeated welterweight prospect James “Keep Em Sleepin” Stevenson of Baltimore, MD stay undefeated with a six round unanimous decision win over Angel Rios of Bronx, NY.
Utilizing superb defensive skills, Rios was able to avoid most of the hardest punches from Stevenson. However, the Baltimore native fan hurt Rios with some brutal hooks to the body.
Rios who has made a career of fighting top prospects from across the country moved to 9-15-0 (6KO’s) with the loss while Stevenson continued to take another step in his learning curve and advanced his record to 17-0-0 (11KO’s).
In a scheduled four round welterweight bout, Andy Ruiz of Oxnard, California, stopped local pro debuter Tobias Molina. Although overmatched, Molina was game, countering the more skilled and harder punching Ruiz. Scoring a TKO in the second round, the 19-year-old Ruiz improved to 3-0-0 (2KO’s) and looks like he could develop into a terrific professional.
In a scheduled four round super middleweight bout, Ronald “Akeem” Ellis of Lynn, Massachusetts, scored a first round knockout of Akron, Ohio’s Tierre King, 0-7-1 (4KO’s), to improve to 5-0-0 (4KO’s). Fighting in front of a large contingent of fans from his hometown that made the trip, Ellis continued to impress as a top prospect in the division.
Making his way across the country from Los Angeles, CA, junior lightweight prospect Saul Rodriguez won a four round decision over Cincinnati’s Quincy Johnson.
Perhaps the best fighter winless fighter in the country, Johnson’s good movement, defense and very solid offense allowed him to hang tough with the hard punching Rodriguez. Although Rodriguez may have been frustrated by Johnson’s movement and defense, he pressed forward with the action to take the unanimous decision improving to 6-0-1 (5KO’s), while Johnson fell to 0-7-1.
Cruiserweight prospect and corporate attorney Venroy July displayed his full array of power shots, dominating veteran Cullen Rodgers of Akron, Ohio for the first three rounds until the bout was stopped midway through the fourth.
With the win, July of Suitland, MD, improved to 12-0-2 with five knockouts while Cullen fell to 10-37-2 (6KO’s). Although starting late in professional boxing, July continues to get ascend as a prospect with his skills improving with each start.
Hometowner Daniel Shull wasted no time in his clash with undefeated prospect Trevor McCumby, bashing him with a crunching left jab to the jaw immediately after the opening bell. However, the Chicagoan fought calmly with hard precision punches to Shull’s head and body.
Although dropped four times, the game Shull showed why he is one of the toughest fighters in the sport, as he gamely fought on. To a loud chorus of boos from the huge crowd, the referee stopped the bout midway through the fourth. With the win, McCumby’s record hits 8-0-0 (8KO’s), while Shull’s falls to 3-18-1 (1KO).
Shull showed what a tough guy he was and McCumby showed why he is one of the best young prospects in the country.
Stuart’s Draft, Virginia standout Richie Andrews is never in a bad fight and his fight with Curtis Morton was no exception. The first round was all action between them and the fight looked like it was going to be an all out war, when Morton’s arm was caught in a clinch and twisted so he was unable to continue early in the second round. There was much complaining from the Morton camp that went nowhere with the Virginia commission and culminated in Morton’s trainer being thrown out of the building.
With the win Andrews improved to 5-2-3 (1KO), while Harlem, NY’s Morton fell to 1-3-2.
United Boxers was founded in 2010 by Chris Middendorf. The goal of the company is to develop world-class professional fighters and promote them to the championship level. For further information or to be added to their mailing list, go to their website, UnitedBoxers.com.