Boxing News: Goossen Inks Michael Dallas Jr, Greenidge vs Turner, Wilson vs Baba

Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2008) – Impressed by the skills Michael Dallas, Jr. displayed in winning his first four professional bouts -- most recently on the James Toney-Hasim Rahman undercard last month -- Goossen Tutor Promotions president Dan Goossen announced that he has signed the undefeated Bakersfield, California junior welterweight to a promotional contract..

Managed by the dynamic team of Jackie Kallen and former Kronk boxing executive Prentiss Byrd, and working with Danny Jackson, Dallas turned pro in March and has pounded out unanimous decision victories in all four of his outings – all on Goossen Tutor-promoted shows in California.

Dallas, 21, is the son of Mike Dallas, who had a 26-bout pro career also as a junior welterweight and provided his son a pair of gloves before he could walk. Dallas, Jr. compiled an impressive amateur record of 115-12 and won a Police Activities League national championship at 141 pounds in 2006, as well as making it all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Olympic trials in the 141-pound division. In addition to his career as a boxer, Dallas is currently a junior at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

"When it came time to turn him pro, we went right to Dan Goossen, who I have known for two decades,” Kallen, known as the “First Lady of Boxing” acknowledged. “I like the way they (Goossen Tutor) run their business. They clearly know how to move a fighter and I know they will take Michael all the way to the top.

“They turned Michael pro in March and immediately recognized his world class abilities in the ring.”

Dallas is extremely excited about joining the impressive stable of fighters promoted by Goossen Tutor. As he told Kallen: “I trust the Goossens. They are good people and I feel comfortable with them. I now have the best team in boxing. It's up to me to win my fights and live up to everyone's faith and belief in me. I will definitely do that!"

"Michael is a dazzling boxer,” Kallen, who became one of the most prominent females to ever manage a world champion when she guided Toney to the IBF Middleweight title in 1991, observed. “He has the spark and energy of a young Sugar Ray Leonard and the style and flash of Floyd Mayweather. On top of that--he's a pleasure to work with. He's a true gentleman out of the ring.

“He fights next week in Lemoore (Tachi Palace) where he loves fighting because it is close to his hometown (Bakersfield) and his fans and friends can come to cheer him on,” Kallen added. Michael is a throwback to the boxers like Thomas Hearns and James Toney who never cared who they fought, and were always eager to take on all challengers.”

“We are thrilled to have Mike part of our organization and for his confidence in Goossen Tutor to help advance his career to its full potential,” Goossen said. “Working together with Jackie and Prentiss just adds to the excitement. Craig (Goossen) and Tom (Brown), our matchmaker, both told me that Mike had all the talent in the world and I saw first hand what they were saying. He has a very exciting aggressive style that the fans will enjoy watching.”

Anthony Greenidge Challenges Louis Turner for the NABC Middleweight Title In a Live Worldwide Internet Broadcast From Atlanta, GA August 30th

The Holiday Inn Select, downtown Atlanta Georgia, hosts the showdown between Anthony Greenidge and Louis Turner for the NABC Middleweight title Saturday August 30th. Doors open at 7pm and the card starts at 8pm. The international live Internet broadcast starts at 9pm. All times Eastern.

New York's Anthony "Ice" Greenidge has been training at the world famous Renee's Dynamic Sports Center in Orlando, Florida for his title bout. Chicago's Louis Turner is promoted by the legendary Don King.

This will allow all of our boxing fans worldwide to see and participate in this championship event.

The main event is supported by five under card bouts featuring former Olympic Trials finalist "Busy Bee" Brad Solomon and a women's match pitting "The Truth" Charmaine Carrington in a battle with Florida's Kimberly Harris.

The event is promoted by KO KINGS BOXING. World class trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., and 4 time world champion, Vernon Forrest, will be in attendance providing analyst commentary for the show.

Multicast, the Leading Internet Video Platform, has been contracted to broadcast the event live online. "We are excited by this new technology." "This will allow all of our boxing fans worldwide to see and participate in this championship event." said Adrian L. Patrick, CEO of KO KINGS BOXING. To purchase tickets online or to watch the fight live on the internet go to or call (404) 219-1789.

About KO KINGS BOXING: KO KINGS BOXING is a world wide premier boxing promotion company based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The parent company for KO KINGS is Gladiator X Promotions, LLC. KO KINGS has promoted over 12 exciting boxing shows in the Southeastern United States. Although professional boxing is a classic sport, the vision for KO KINGS is utilize the internet to globalize its brand so that the fighters and sponsors will reap the benefits of having world wide exposure every fight. The next logical step for boxing is to create winning partnerships world wide by investing in young fighters and up and coming promotion companies. This will allow the classic sport of boxing the opportunity to benefit from new blood, new ideas, and new partnership and marketing opportunities. KO KINGS will lead the charge in a new era for professional boxing.

About Multicast Media Technologies: Multicast Media Technologies is an expert in the delivery of live and on-demand video content over the Internet. Multicast offers a comprehensive publishing system designed to manage, monetize and measure targeted Internet TV channels and streaming video libraries. Leveraging battle-tested applications, tools and strategies developed over the last decade, Multicast enables leading brands and content owners to realize the full potential of their media assets. Delivering over 3,500 live Internet broadcasts each month and servicing nearly 1,000 customers around the world, Multicast has uniquely defined itself as an industry leader in the delivery of online video.

About the NABC: The North American Boxing Council is a professional sanctioning body with its office in Indianapolis, Indiana. NABC boxing championship bouts have been televised on HBO Boxing, ESPN and FOX Sports. Boxers who have fought for the NABC belt include Evander Holyfield, Félix Trinidad, Larry Donald, Ricardo Mayorga, Stevie Johnston, Joshua Clottey, and Damian Fuller. Promoters who have held NABC contests include Don King, Gary Shaw, Fred Berns, Octavius James and Lou Duva. NABC MMA title matches have been televised on the HDNet cable channel and pay per view.

Wilson and Baba ready for USBC Bantamweight Title

Local knockout artist Andre "Wicked Handz" Wilson (11-1-1, 9 KOs) is just weeks away from what will be the biggest fight of his career thus far. He faces former world title challenger and current IBA Americas Bantamweight title holder Alex "Ali" Baba (26-13-1,13 KOs);originally from Ghana in West Africa for the United States Boxing Council (USBC) Bantamweight title on September 27th at the 4,500 seat Civic Arena in St.Joseph,MO. This showdown has fans buzzing about the possible outcome for both the experienced hard nosed warrior, Baba and the young lion Wilson. Matchmaker Rob Merritt says Wilson just turned down the opportunity to fight as the Co-Main Event on Showtime, instead,choosing to take this fight in front of his hometown fans for his first title. Merritt said he is very proud to be able to bring in the current IBA champion to face Wilson who is currently ranked #1 in the U.S. by the United States Boxing Council(USBC). Wilson is coming off a devastating 2nd round knockout of highly touted Bantamweight prospect Francisco Rodriguez on Telefutura Television. Wilson said "I will be in great shape, and I know this is the Big Time". I want this belt around my waist and I will do whatever it takes to make that happen." Tickets for this United States Boxing Council (USBC)title fight are available through Ticketmaster or by contacting the Civic Arena at 816-271-4717.

Article posted on 18.08.2008

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