News: Lopez Chops Down Mora; Boxing Promoters Assocaition Holds 2nd Meeting

(September 15, 2009) – Rising star Josesito Lopez continued his tear through the junior welterweight division last Friday night and he needed only three rounds to do it as he dazzled fans at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California with his stoppage of Anthony Mora. This Friday night, September 18th, fight fans can see what all the buzz is about, as Fox Sports En Español airs Lopez vs Mora in the main event of the Friday, September 18th edition of its hit series “Boxeo Thompson..

Also on the card for this week’s explosive “Boxeo Thompson” is unbeaten Mexican lightweight Daniel Hernandez, who risks his perfect record against seasoned veteran Jose Alfredo Lugo.

This exciting Thompson Boxing doubleheader will air at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. Check your local listings for FSE.

About Thompson Boxing Promotions

Launched in May of 2000 by Ken Thompson, a former President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Thompson Boxing Promotions was established with the purpose of elevating the sport of boxing by providing exciting sports entertainment while showcasing talented athletes on their way to the summit of the sport. In the past nine years, the company has risen from being not only one of the top promotional firms in the competitive west coast market, consistently providing shows that live up to the adage ‘never a dull moment’, but to a nationwide powerhouse that includes on its roster some of the best talent in the game today, including Timothy Ray Bradley Jr., Juan Carlos Burgos, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera, Abraham Lopez, Josesito Lopez, Sergio Espinoza, and Pavel Miranda.


Monday September 14th marked the second meeting of the much anticipated formation of the Boxing Promoters Association (BPA). Progress continued to be made in this historic venture, as once again close to thirty of the United States top promoters met together at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.

After an all-day meeting, the promoters established and elected a Board of Directors, three Officers, as well as created eight working committees that will report recommendations to the Association.

The Association's board of directors was voted on by all the members in attendance. After the voting was tallied, it was determined that the Board would be made up of Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, Art Pelullo of Banner Promotions, Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment and Sports, and Don Chargin of Don Chargin Productions.

The Officers elected by the membership were:
Joe DeGuardia, Star Boxing - President
Lisa Elovich, Pugnacious Promotions - Secretary
John Wirt, Square Ring Promotions -Treasurer

The next full meeting of the Association is scheduled for December 7th. Additional information to follow.

Those in attendance included:

Alfredo Marchio
Andre Kut - KEA Boxing Management
Art Pelullo - Banner Promotions
Beibut Shumenov - KZ Event Productions
Bobby Hitz - Hitz Boxing
Carl Moretti - Top Rank
Cedric Kushner - Gotham Boxing
Chris Middendorf - TKO Promotions
Dino Duva - Duva Boxing
Don Chargin - Don Chargin Productions Inc.
Gary Shaw - Gary Shaw Productions
Jimmy Burchfield - Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports
Joe DeGuardia - Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing
John Wirt - Square Ring Promotions
Leon Margules - Seminole Warriors Boxing
Lisa Elovich - Pugnacious Promotions
Lou Dibella - DiBella Entertainment
Nick Garone - Xcel Productions
Ron Resnick - Resnick Productions
Roy Englebrecht - Ron Englebrecht Events
Russel Peltz - Peltz Boxing
Sampson Lewkowicz - Sampson Boxing
Terry and Tommy Lane - Let's Get It On Promotions
Terry Trekas - One Punch Productions

Article posted on 15.09.2009

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