News: Demetrius Andrade; Jennifer Salinas; Brawl In The Hall

U.S. Olympian Demetrius “The Cape Verdean Assassin” Andrade and former University of Rhode Island football player, Vladine Biosse, will be featured in separate bouts in a rare matinee pro boxing show, “Saturday Afternoon Special,” Oct. 3 at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. “Saturday Afternoon Special” is presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports Inc. (CES), in association with Twin River. Andrade’s (7-0, 6 KOs) fight will be a 6-rounder, in association with Banner Promotions and Star Boxing..

Andrade, fighting out of Providence, is a former World amateur champion and a U.S. Olympian from 2008. The multi-talented southpaw is coming off of a scintillating performance earlier this month at Twin River, displaying his full arsenal en route to a sixth-round stoppage of previously-unbeaten John Wiliams. Considered one of the top prospects in the world, Andrade will be fighting at home for the third time as a pro.

Providence super middleweight Biosse (3-0, 3 KOs), also a victor on the aforementioned Andrade card via a second-round TKO against Sam Norwood, was a 2-time Junior College All-America football player at Dean College. His adjustment from the gridiron to the ring is ahead of pace with three wins, all by impressive knockouts

“We’ve lobbied a long time for a Saturday afternoon card after a lot of fans told us that they want to bring young children, but couldn’t because we only promoted shows at night,” promoter Jimmy Burchfield said. “We are very excited that Twin River has given us this date and time. It’s a great opportunity for a family event and others still have Saturday night to do other things like enjoying a few more hours gambling, dining or dancing at beautiful Twin River.

“Having Olympian Demetrius Andrade fighting at home again is a treat for his growing legion of fans that includes so many of his family and friends. Vlad Biosse is the real deal. He’s one of the top, young prospects in New England and very popular in the Cape Verdean community as well as among URI alumni. These two fighters alone guarantee an entertaining show but we also have some other good, promising boxers in action.”

Fighting on the undercard against opponents soon to be determined are Hartford junior middleweight David Bauza (1-0, 1 KO), Providence cruiserweight Jay Holland (3-0-1, 2 KOs), Providence light welterweight Jesus Caro (4-0, 4 KOs), and Peabody (MA) light welterweight Simeon Dunwell (9-1, 2 KOs). All boxers are subject to change.

Rollback ticket prices for “Saturday Afternoon Special” are $25.00, $35.00 $50.00, $100.00 ($15.00 redeemable free play at Twin River), and limited $150.00 Jimmy’s Platinum Club ($25.00 redeemable free play at Twin River), and are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going online at or, at Twin River’s Players Club booth at Twin River, or any TicketMaster location.

Contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/ or the Twin River Event Center (877.82.RIVER/ for more information. Doors open at 1 PM/ET, first bout at 2 PM/ET.

Women’s Nationally Ranked Boxer Anticipates Another Knockout

CHANTILLY, VA (September 21, 2009) - U.S. renowned professional women’s boxer, Jennifer Salinas of Manassas, Va. will take the ring on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. against Caitlin Dance of Louisville, Ky. at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

With Salinas’ quick rise in the rankings it is no wonder why she is known as the “Bolivian Queen”. Since her return to the ring in May 2009, after taking a brief hiatus from training in 2008 due to the birth of her second child, Salinas has quickly secured the No. 12 ranking nationally in the featherweight division.

Coming off a recent victory over Christina Leadbeater, in which Salinas won by virtue of knockout, Salinas is anticipated to add another victory to her already impressive record potentially moving her up in the division to No. 8. Salinas’ 10-1 record with four knockouts places her as the favorite over Dance who holds a record of 2-5 with one knockout.

Salinas hopes to garner the title by 2010. She currently trains with Daniel Attah and Lawrence Jones and works out and instructs at LA Boxing in Chantilly, Va. “Once she decided to restart her boxing career, she took her training to a whole new level, training up to 4 hours a day,” said Tate Marshall, LA Boxing Manassas owner.

This match is anticipated to draw a crowd due to Salinas’ outstanding knockout potential and the increased attention given to all women’s boxing with the recent induction of women’s amateur boxing as a 2012 Olympic sport.

Tickets can be purchased: online at; by calling 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT, or 410-547-SEAT; at any Ticketmaster outlet; or at the Patriot Center box office. Discount tickets are available through Friday Sept. 25, 2009 at LA BOXING in Chantilly, Va.

About Jennifer Salinas

Jennifer Salinas is a U.S. renowned professional women’s boxer from Manassas, Va. Salinas was born in Annandale, Va. and lived a great part of her childhood in Bolivia until returning to the U.S. at the age of 15 where her interest in boxing developed. Salinas’ interest grew from an amateur boxing career in 2001 to a pro career in 2003. Salinas is currently ranked No. 12 nationally, in the featherweight division. She has trained with legendary boxers such as Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Cassius Green and currently trains with Daniel Attah and Lawrence Jones. Her sponsorships include those from industry leaders such as LA Boxing and Max Muscle Sport Nutrition. Salinas takes part in community initiatives by visiting local high schools and coaching aspiring young women at the amateur level. She has taken brief breaks in her training due to the births of her children but is quickly rising in the ranks upon her return in May 2009. This ambitious and strong-willed “Bolivian Queen” hopes to take the title by early 2010.



PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 23, 2009)—A terrific seven bout card that will feature two title bouts will take place this Saturday at The Yesha Center in South Philadelphia which be highlighted by undefeated Jr. Welterweight “Hammering” Hank Lundy taking on forty-one fight veteran Justo Sanchez in a scheduled ten round affair fight for the UBC Jr. Welterweight crown.

The card is promoted by Donna Cohen’s Bionic Bull promotions with Renee Aiken handling the matchmaking

Lundy, 14-0-1 with eight knockouts has been dubbed as “Mr. Excitement” in Philadelphia is looking to take the next step in becoming a top contender in both the Lightweight and Jr. Welterweight divisions

In order to do that, he must take care of Sanchez, who despite his record of 17-23-1 has fought to-flight competition which includes currant world champion Steven Luevano, former world title challenger Jose Santa Cruz and top prospects Verquan Kimbrough and Ray Narh to name a few.

In the co-feature, it will be an eight round Super Middleweight tilt between Dhafir “No Fear” Smith and Demetrius Davis in a battle for the UBC Inter-Continental title.

Smith of Upper Darby, PA and Davis of Washington, DC have very deceiving records as they have been matched with the top Super Middleweights in the world and now they have a chance to fight each other for a coveted belt.

Smith has a record of 21-19-6 with four knockouts while Davis is 19-15-5 with seven knockouts.

It was just a little over a year ago when Eric Hunter was considered the best Featherweight prospect in the United States as he amassed a record of 10-1 with four knockouts and he makes his return to the ring against talented Wilshaun Boxley, 5-1 with three knockouts of Coon Rapids, Minnesota in a fight scheduled for six rounds.

Pedro Martinez, 5-2 with three knockouts of Philadelphia will battle Kevin Hood,5-11-1 of Coatesville, PA in a cruiserweight fight scheduled for four rounds.

In a Ladies four round Jr. Lightweight fight, LaKeysha Williams, 9-14-3 with one knockout of Philadelphia will take on Belinda Lauracuente, 23-25-3 with nine knockouts of New York City.

Cruiserweight Dan Grafton of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Patrick Johnson, 0-1 of Indiana in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

In a ladies Welterweight bout scheduled for four rounds, Natalie Brown 5-1 with three knockouts of Mississauga, Ontario will battle Rachel 2-2-1 with one knockout of Colombia, SC

The show will be streamed all over the world on on a tape delayed basis and can be ordered by clicking:

Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $75, $50 & $30 and can be purchased by calling 1-215-755-8155 or 1-302-543-3705. Door open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

the Yesha Center is located at 2308 Snyder Avenue

Article posted on 22.09.2009

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