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Weights: Monaghan vs. Saunders; WBC News; Prospect Boxing

New York, NY (10/23/12) – All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s Broadway Boxing card weighed in earlier today at the NYSAC office in downtown Manhattan. Below are the weights for the complete card. The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Everlast, and sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group and Fight Now TV will broadcast the event live beginning at 9PM E.T.



Seanie Monaghan vs. Rayco Saunders

Long Beach, NY Pittsburgh, PA

15-0, 10 KO’s 22-17-2, 9 KO’s

175 1/4 lbs. 174 lbs.


Ivan Redkach vs. Tebor Brosch

Los Angeles, CA Missisauga, Canada

11-0, 10KO 7-3-5, 2 KO’s

136 lbs. 137 lbs.


Gabriel Bracero vs. Erick Cruz

Brooklyn, NY Toa Baja, PR

19-1. 3KO 13-10-3, 10 KO’s

141 lbs. 147 lbs.


Heather Hardy vs. Unique Harris

Brooklyn, NY Philadelphia, PA

1-0 Pro Debut

124 lbs. 120 lbs.


Floriano Pagliara vs. Jeremy McLaurin

Brooklyn, NY Coon Rapids, MN

13-4-1, 7 KO’s 9-4, 5 KO’s

130 lbs. 130 lbs.


Travis Peterkin vs. Hamid Abdul Mateen

Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY

4-0, 3 KO’s 3-2-2

178 lbs. 175 lbs.


Delen Parsley vs. Ibahiem King

Brooklyn, NY West Palm Beach, FL

8-0, 2 KO’s 10-7, 4 KO’s

160 lbs. 159 lbs.

DiBella Entertainment’s popular Broadway Boxing series is coming back to FIGHT NOW TV TM – America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – this Wednesday night, October 24, live from the famed Roseland Ballroom in midtown Manhattan.

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Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000, or at the Roseland Box Office tomorrow night. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, and $65. There are also a limited amount of VIP tables available for purchase. VIP tables are priced at $1,500. There are 10 seats to each table and dinner will be catered by Anthony Catanzaro’s Portobello’s. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.


October 23, 2012 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

The following is one of the weekly “Hook to the Liver” columns by WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán that are published in El Universal every Sunday. From October 21, translated from Spanish:


By José Sulaimán

Drugs in Boxing

Drugs in boxing today in the WBC demand a clarification. I was “baptized” with a dramatic drug problem back in 1971, during my first representation of the WBC when I was still the Secretary General. I went out of Mexico to a fight when one of the corners used a yellow liquid for their boxer, which was confiscated. It was a big dose of amphetamines. Even when there were no anti-doping rules at the time, there was no doubt that it was an intentional act as a stimulant.

It became a fight among nations that led me to get deep in this matter, with the WBC being one of the very first international sports organizations to adopt anti-doping rules back in 1975, as one of my very first actions in my first election as president.

My first action was to appoint a WBC medical board with Dr. Adrian Whiteson as chairman and Dr. Francisco Massa as vice-chairman – unforgettable friends and hard-working and committed medical leaders – who worked for the implementation of all kinds of medical rules that immediately changed the sport from being a legal act of savages to the safety that we have today, with the intervention of newer generations and very importantly with the leadership of Dr. Donald Catlin, of UCLA at the time, for the implementation of antidoping rules, that started being in effect since back in 1975. It was much before FIFA, NFL, and others.

The WBC did not, do not, and I believe that we will not adhere to any other drug system of any

other organization, as boxing is a unique and different sport. Amateur athletes devote not only to win at Olympic Games, but also to break records and win medals, regardless off weight, height or color, for the pride and honor of nations who keep them well in life and therefore, may take or accept whatever will make them win and probably do whatever might be necessary. Boxing is a sport that always has two rivals – the weight being the first, and a challenger the second.

The WBC started with a specific objective and policy. First, the abolition of stimulants that have a direct mental influence on a boxer that may give them an edge over their rivals, while also hurting themselves. Second, for the sake of safety and the protection of the boxers, to forbid any drug, including pharmaceuticals, that might create a disease in the short or long terms.

The time of getting urine samples for the ant-idoping tests is absolutely none other than in the dressing rooms before going into the ring, or after the fights, which is the routine and stated in the rules. The WBC only wants to test how a fighter is at the time of his performance and no other time, unless it is a special circumstance. They are professionals and sign for one fight at a time, every number of months. The WBC requests WADA approved testing systems, but only of the specific substances that are prohibited in the rules and regulations of the WBC.

The tests are done by the local boxing commissions, most with which we have excellent relations

and amicable agreements of mutual cooperation. We are, and have been, testing against drugs in boxing since 1975 and we have had only 15 positives in 37 years and about 1,600 fights. We have heard of boxers going into the toilet and have someone else urinate and other alleged actions, but we have never been able to prove it.

I have known several boxers who are said to be addicts, but the WBC has always requested the

tests included in our regulations, without exception, after WBC fights, with no more than 2 % of cases when commissions do not report the tests. It is also important to prove the intention, because unwilling matters happen, like Erik Morales having a positive test of a low dose of clenbuterol, which in Mexico is natural. That is what farmers give to cattle for their fattening, or someone with a low dose of marijuana, who could have been in a room and inhaled the smoke of others.

Boxing is a clean sport, as our data proves. Boxers are people coming from humble beds, who

are proud and lovers of the only opportunity that they receive in boxing to live a decent and a

life with dignity. Boxing is a great sport and the people all around the world working to supervise

boxing and work for the safety of the sport are just as great.

Thank you, and until next week.

Prospect Boxing Announce Curtain Raiser to 2012

Looking to mark the end of a successful 2012, Prospect Boxing are pleased to confirm their final show of the year at the Rivals Boxing Gym,Wishaw on December 7th in which will feature a seven fight card.

After a successful debut both Mark Parvin and Billy Campbell will be returning to action looking to build on there impressive points victories they picked up on there first fight in the paid ranks. Picking the win up at the last Prospect show on October 7th Wishaw’s Parvin overcame durable Sid Razack, while Campbell defeated Joe Collins on points in Manchester after taking the fight at less than 24 hours notice.

After 4 years out, Ryan Scott continues the route back to the professional ranks as he makes a welcome return to his hometown venue. Overcoming London’s Duncan Cottier with a convincing points victory, Scott will be looking to make an impression as he looks for a knockout victory.

After two consecutive losses, Kris “Badger” Hughes is looking to get back to winning ways and back into title contention as he takes on Newcastle’s Dougie Curran over 6 rounds.

Having picked up a broken hand in his last bout with Ghanian Richard Commey, Promoter Paul Graham reflects on Hughes bad luck this year “I really think that Kris has had a bit of bad luck this year. Not only did he pick up a broken hand in his fight with Commey, but he also broke his hand as he came off his scooter. When they were handing out Luck, I think its fair to say he was at the back of the queue “

Completing the undercard Rhys Pagan will look to make it a straight four wins for himself as he takes on William Warburton in 4 x 3 rounds, while hotly tipped Irish featherweight James Tennyson fights for the first time in Scotland as he also competes over 4x 3 rounds.

Headlining the seven fight card will see rising star Iain Butcher take a step up to championship level as he fights for the vacant ‘British Masters’ Flyweight title, against Liverpool’s Phil “Twinny” Smith .

After a close 58-57 points loss to Iain Butcher in June, Smith will be looking to avenge his only loss to date as both fighters fight for the first time over ten rounds in their respective careers to date.

“Iain’s last fight with Phil Smith really was a real barnstormer. When I paired them the first time together I didn’t expect it to be as close as it was, but I had Iain down as the winner of the fight and thought he was landing the cleaner punches” said promoter Paul Graham “There was a few complaints from their camp post fight as they thought there guy had won the fight. I was happy to offer them the rematch and I think it will make a great backdrop to a title fight and if its anywhere as good as the last fight it will make a great main event”

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