News: Ouma On Duddy-Lyle Card; Fists of Thunder II Tickets; Manny Roman

Main Events Boxing Series continues to uphold the benchmark of providing quality boxing matches and exciting entertainment for true fight fans at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on April 24th. In the words of matchmaker, Russell Peltz, “This is going to be a terrific show!” Fight fans will not be disappointed..

The main event is the 10 round battle between Middleweights, “Irish” John Duddy of Derry, Ireland (26-0, 17 KO’s) and Billy Lyell of Warren, OH (18-7, 3 KO’s).

The undercard promises to be action packed. The co-feature is a 10-rounder involving two Junior Middleweights, each with much to prove. Kassim “The Dream” Ouma, of Kampala, Uganda, (26-5-1, 16 KO’s) will wage war against “King” Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, PA, (11-3, 7 KO’s). Ouma is at a crossroads in his career and needs to beat Rosado to get back in the rankings. The former IBF World Junior Middleweight Champ challenged Jermain Taylor for the world middleweight title Dec. 9, 2006 and lost a unanimous 12-round decision in Little Rock, AR, in a good fight where Ouma came on strong at the end. Ouma ended a three-fight losing streak with his last fight this past October against Martinus Clay, but now he faces a much tougher task in Rosado. Rosado, known as a fighter who likes to bang it out and please the crowd, wants to use Ouma as a stepping stone to improve his ranking. He beat, then unbeaten, James Moore last June in New York on ESPN 2 and recently KO’d Ariel Espinal on April 4 in Philly. Expect a lot of action in this fight!

There are two solid 8 round fights on the card as well. Undefeated, Middleweight “Patrick” Przemyslaw Majewski of Radom, Poland and Atlantic City (9-0, 6 KO’s), will be an ambassador for the Polish fight fans that traditionally rock Pru Center when he takes on James Lubash, of Pittsburgh, PA (13-1, 6 KO’s). Lubash’s record proves he is an inspiration in the sport, having been deaf since birth. The matchup should prove to be exciting as well as motivating.

Junior Welterweight, Jason Cintron, Reading, PA, (10-0, 3 KO’s) will fight a tough 8-rounder with his opponent “Hammerin” Henry Lundy, Philadelphia, PA, (12-0-1, 5 KO’s). Two promising, young prospects with undefeated records, someone’s O must go!

In a 4 round Cruiserweight match, local Jersey City fighter, Patrick “Paddy Boy” Farrell (1-0, 1KO) will further delight the Irish boxing fans that evening as he boxes Doug Bowling of Wooster, OH (0-1). South Korean lightweight, Sung-Dae Gang (6-1, 2 KO’s) will round out the night’s fan-worthy card with an opponent TBA.

This event is promoted by Main Events. Tickets are priced at $38, $53, $78, $103 and $253, and can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office or by calling TicketMaster at 201-507-8900. Doors open at 8:00pm. A terrific Fan Festival will be held 6:00 – 8:00pm at Entry Plaza, corner of Mulberry and Edison Streets with Food, beverages and entertainment.



JOHNSTOWN, PA (April 7, 2009) Tickets will go on sale this Friday morning for “FISTS OF THUNDER II”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing set for Saturday, May 2nd at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA.

“FISTS OF THUNDER II” is presented by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions, curators of the highly acclaimed national boxing series “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” and Team Taylor Made Boxing in association with Rezk Medical Supply

Starting at $22, tickets can be purchased starting this Friday, April 10th, in person at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena Box Office or by phone at 800-243-8499. They will also be on sale locally at Giant Eagle Super Markets (Richland and West End) in Johnstown . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:00pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is located at 326 Napoleon Street in Johnstown

Featured at “FISTS OF THUNDER II” will be the pride of Johnstown , PA , world ranked cruiserweight Andres “ TAYLOR MADE” Taylor . Quickly running his record to 7-0 with three knockouts since turning professional one year ago, Taylor is coming off a terrific decision win over Detroit ’s Larry Carter on March 7th in York , PA.

In his last local appearance, Taylor won the WBF America’s Cruiserweight Title with a crushing first round knockout of Philip Jewel on January 24th at the War Memorial Arena.

Also featured at “FISTS OF THUNDER II” will be undefeated featherweight prospect Carney “BEEPER” Bowman of York, PA. Sporting a record of 13-0 with five knockouts, Bowman returns to action following a terrific performance in an eight round decision win over Jesus Perez on March 7th.

Said Koerner, “Both Bowman and Taylor are on the cusp of great things in 2009 and this event will give the terrific fight fans in Johnstown an opportunity to see them continue on their path towards becoming world champions. The May 2nd event is TKO BOXING Promotions’ first event in Johnstown and just as we’ve done all over the country, we're bringing an outstanding, action packed professional boxing card to local fight fans.”

The undercard at “FISTS OF THUNDER II” will include former world title challenger Anthony “THE MESSENGER” Thompson, former amateur standouts and highly regarded prospects Mickey and Cortez Bey of Cleveland, Ohio, outstanding Pittsburgh, PA prospect Jesse Lubash and heavy hitting female sensation Terri Blair of Louisville, Kentucky.


LOS ANGELES, CA (April 7, 2009) World ranked flyweight, Manny “SUAVECITO” Roman will return to action Wednesday night, April 8th against Anthony Villarreal in the main event at this months’ “BATTLE AT THE BALLROOM” event at the Irvine Marriott.

Born in Tijuana, Mexico, now fighting out of Paramount, California, the all action Roman brings a record of 14-0-1 (5KO’s) into the eight round battle against Riverside’s Villarreal, 8-2-0 (4KO’s) which will be contested for the World Boxing Council Youth Intercontinental Flyweight Title.

The 21 year old Roman, currently world ranked #7 by the WBC, is coming off an impressive eight round decision win over Jose Luis Cardenas on November 21st at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello .

Said manager Frank Espinoza, “This is a very solid test for Manny, Villarreal has only lost twice, is an aggressive, pressure fighter and I’m sure he’s thinking of how big an upset it would be for him. But Manny’s been training solidly for the last three months, he’s in great shape and we expect to see another terrific performance from him.

Ideally, we’d like to get a title shot or an eliminator bout for the WBC title this year. As we work towards that, Manny has to stay sharp and keep winning, that’s why this fight is so important.”

More information on “ Battle at the Ballroom” can be obtained by calling 949-760-3131.

The ESPINOZA BOXING CLUB was started in 1991 by Los Angeles area businessman Frank Espinoza.

Espinoza, born and bred in East Los Angeles, was a huge fan of the sport and eventually went on to establish himself as one of the top managers in the world of boxing.

In 2006, Espinoza was awarded the Manager of the Year award from the World Boxing Hall of Fame and inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.

Espinoza’s management style has earned him numerous accolades from several respected print and internet boxing writers. In the September 2008 issue of Ring Magazine, Espinoza was praised for his outstanding handling of the career of junior featherweight world champion and “Pound for Pound” superstar Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez.

Along with managing Vazquez also manages a young squad of talented and promising fighters composed of Luis Ramos, Carlos Molina, Abraham Lopez, Ronny Rios, Manny “Suavecito” Roman and Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez.

Among the world champions Espinoza has managed in the past are Martin “Gallito” Castillo, Enrique Sanchez, Isidro “ Chino ” Garcia and “Mighty” Mike Anchondo.

It is the goal of the Espinoza Boxing Club to always fight for our fighter’s best interests and to maximize their potential.

Article posted on 06.04.2009

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