News: Jason Sia; Josesito Lopez; Crown Boxing

PHILADELPHIA (August 31, 2009)—through the years, boxing has been built on fans getting behind fighters of a particular ethnic group. Over the past few years, a rabid fan base of Filipino boxing fans has emerged with the success of Manny Pacquiao. On Friday September 11th, another “Pinoy” will try to emerge as the next great fighter of Filipino heritage as Jason Sia will make his pro debut as he takes on Deroy Beaton in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout at the Legendary Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia..

Sia, who trains at Shulers Gym in West Philadelphia amassed an amateur record of 25-4 is trained by former IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Robert “Bam Bam” Hines

Sia was born in Manila and he came to the United States at the age of four. He was raided in Los Angeles and a school counselor suggested that Sia take up the Sweet Science. Sia took a boxing class and the rest was history.

Sia then started training at the famed La Brea Gym in Los Angeles before heading east to Philadelphia.

“Even know I been in this country most of my life, my heritage is very important to me. It is who I am”, said Sia.

“I see Manny Pacquiao as more than just a boxer. He is a national hero-A Humanitarian.”

That is just one of thirteen big bouts scheduled for September as in the main event Jr. Welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (19-1-1, 5 KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named.

In the co-feature, it will be an eight round Jr. Middleweight tussle, Darren Fallen (12-4-1, 6 KO’s) takes on rugged Joshua Onyango (14-17-1, 11 KO’s)

In an intriguing six round Jr. Featherweight bout, Joselito Collado (8-0, 2 KO’s) of Queens, NY battles local favorite Jules Blackwell (8-2-2, 3 KO’s) of Phoenixville, PA

Phillip McCants (7-1-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia tries to shake off three years worth of rust when he battles unbeaten prospect Glenn Tapia (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Passaic, New Jersey.

In a six round Lightweight bout, Isaac Suarez (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Lancaster, PA battles Mondre Pope, (1-0-1) of Virginia.

Former New York Yankees farm hand Richard Brown (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida will take on Kevin Hood (5-11-1) of Coatesville, PA in a four round Heavyweight affair.

Joe Alonzo of Philadelphia will be making his pro debut against William “The Scool Teacher” Brown (4-3, 2 KO’s) in a four round Welterweight bout.

Popular ladies welterweight, Jackie Davis (2-0, 1 KO) will take on Victoria Cisneros (3-6-2) of Albuquerque, New Mexico in a ladies Welterweight bout

Darrell Jones (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named.

Fresh off his Pro debut knockout on May 15th, heavyweight Makiti Ku-Tima will see action in our round bout against former NHL tough guy Nathan Perrott.

The show will be streamed LIVE!!!! All over the world on

Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500. Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA

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LOS ANGELES, August 31 – It’s the last big card of the summer of 2009, and Thompson Boxing Promotions is bringing out the big guns on Friday, September 11th, as hot prospects Josesito Lopez, Patrick Lopez, Daniel Hernandez, Aaron Garcia, and Jesus Hernandez all return to action at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, and they’re going to be “Locked and Loaded” for another night of exciting world-class boxing.

Tickets for “Locked and Loaded”, a six bout card of professional boxing presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions, are priced at $75, $45 and $30, and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.

In the eight round main event, hot junior welterweight prospect Josesito Lopez (25-3, 14 KOs) will return to action against always tough Anthony Mora (15-3, 10 KOs). Riverside’s Lopez has won three in a row since his controversial loss to Edgar Santana in 2008, and he is ready for another assault on the 140-pound elite. A Colorado native known as “The Matrix”, Mora has been in the ring with former world champion Randall Bailey, and he is eager to have the opportunity to start at new winning streak against Lopez.

In other action, junior welterweights Patrick “El Elegante” Lopez (15-2, 10 KOs) of Venezuela and Nelson Lara (15-2-2, 8 KOs) of Costa Rica will clash in an eight round battle, and with a combined 14 wins in their last 16 bouts, this one has the potential to steal the show this September.

That’s also the case in the eight round featherweight rematch between San Diego’s Aaron Garcia (9-1-1, 2 KOs) and Huntington Park’s Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez (8-0-1, 2 KOs). On June 12th, the two California standouts battled to a six round draw, and on September 11th they get the opportunity to settle their score.

South Gate lightweight Daniel “El Travieso” Hernandez (7-0, 4 KOs) steps back between the ropes as well on this talent-rich night, putting his undefeated record on the line against hard-nosed veteran Jose Alfredo Lugo (10-10-1, 5 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico.

Opening the “Locked and Loaded” event is a six round junior welterweight contest between Costa Mesa’s Raul Franco (22-6, 15 KOs) and Los Angeles’ Sergio Macias (14-17, 6 KOs).

Crown Boxing Inc. of Las Vegas, NV has entered into an exclusive agreement with Al Bernstein

Live for Al to be the official host for the up coming Crown Boxing World Championship Boxing series. Al Bernstein will be inducted into The World Boxing Hall of Fame by receiving the highest number of voters ever for a non-boxer inductee and will be the second recipient of the coveted Sugar Ray Robinson award as well. Crown Boxing Inc. congratulates Al for all hi accomplishments in the Boxing Profession and looks forward to Promoting the Professional Sport of Boxing to new levels.

Quote from Al Bernstein: "The Crown Boxing shows are great fun for the fans and these shows epitomize what grassroots boxing cards should be about," Al said. "I have known Frank Luca for many years and he is one of the best matchmakers in the sport. It's fun and rewarding to work with Frank and his team."

Al will be ring side calling the blow by blow action and will host the Crown Boxing press conference and weight-ins, and be a celebrity ambassador to the fans at Crown Boxing events.

He will also do several of his "Boxing Party Shows" for Crown boxing fans over the next year.

Locations and times will be announced soon. Visit to stay updated on all the up coming Crown Boxing Inc. events.

Article posted on 30.08.2009

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