News: Latimore vs Powell; Darrel Madison; Leti Leti

St. Louis (MO), February 12, 2010: Steve Smith’s Rumble Time Promotions, Lou DiBella’s DiBella Entertainment, Leon Margules’ Warriors Boxing and Tony Holden’s Holden Productions are pleased to announce the rematch of Deandre “The Bull” Latimore vs. Sechew “Iron Horse” Powell for the #1 Ranking in the IBF Junior Middleweight Division. The bout will take place on March 19, 2010 at the Choctaw Casinos’ Durant Resort in Durant, Oklahoma and will be featured on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights..

The opening bout of the evening will feature 13-0 Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez. Also featured in the swing bout is 14-0 Prenice Brewer.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from the Choctaw Event Center Box Office or through Star Tickets plus at (800) 585-3737 or online at

NY State heavyweight champ Darrel Madison returns - O’Shea Brothers Boxing Mar. 12 in Yonkers

YONKERS, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2010) – New York State heavyweight champion Darrel “King David” Madison returns March 12 in the main event on the “St. Patty’s Day Brawl” pro boxing card, presented by O’Shea Brothers Boxing Promotions, at the PAL Gym in Yonkers, New York.

Last July, Madison (14-1, 3 KOs) defeated Nagy Aguilera by an 8-round split decision for the New York State heavyweight title. Madison, fighting out of Central Islip (NY), fights an opponent to be determined Mar. 12 in the 8-round headliner, while IBF No. 12 rated Aguilera battles former world champion Samuel Peter the same night in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator in Texas.

“We’re excited to have Darrel Madison, one of the top heavyweight prospects, headlining our next show,” promoter Brian O’Shea explained. “O’Shea Brothers Boxing continues to showcase some of the best local fighters in legitimate fights. We’re old-school and that’s the type fighters we like to showcase.”

Rosedale’s (NY) unbeaten light heavyweight Ronson Frank (13-0, 7 KOs), by way of Guyana, is matched against 33-fight veteran Raynard “Flash” Darden in the 8-round co-feature. Ronson, who recently signed a promotional contract with O’Shea Brothers Boxing Promotions, is the younger brother of former world champions Steve (1984 Olympian) and Raul.

Two special 6-round female featherweight bouts with future title implications are on tap featuring Bronx rivals Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea (13-2, 7 KOs) and Nydia “Da Phnominal” Feliciano (2-0-1, 0 KOs) in separate bouts versus opponents to be determined. At stake in their respective fights is a tentative Shea-Feliciano showdown May 7 for the WBC International featherweight crown, provided both fighters emerge victoriously Mar. 12.

Unbeaten Bronx super middleweight Hajro Sujak (5-0, 2 KOs) fights TBA, while Astoria (NY) light middleweight (by way of Cyprus) Lambros “Lionheart” Karaolides (5-0, 4 KOs) takes on Ashantie “Volcano” Hendrickson (1-5), in a pair of 6-round bouts.

On the undercard in 4-round bouts are Bronx bantamweight Raul Lopez (2-0-1, 2 KOs) meets Jessie Franks (2-6-1, 2 KOs), Manhattan super featherweight Jonathan Cuba (2-1, 2 KO) faces Deroy “Guyanese Gladiator” Beaton (1-1, 0 KOs), and Yonkers featherweight favorite Chazz McDowell (1-0, 1 KO) is scheduled to be in action against an opponent to be determined.

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $50.00 (General Admission) and $75.00 (Ringside), are available to purchase by calling 914.216.9381. For more information go on line at or call 914.216.9381. Doors open 6:30 PM/ET, first bout 7:30 PM/ET.


LAS VEGAS, NEV (February 20, 2010) – New Zealand amateur sensation LETI LETI has signed with TKO Boxing Promotions. The announcement was made by Leti’s Las Vegas-based manager Cameron Dunkin.

A native of Samoa, Leti, 22, one of New Zealand’s most decorated amateur fighters, made his professional debut last month, in Auckland, New Zealand, knocking out Aaron Bartlett in the first round of their January 31st bout. Leti will be campaigning as a welterweight.

“Leti is the goods and the hottest prospect to come out of the Samoa-New Zealand region since David Tua,” said Dunkin. “After winning many important amateur titles representing his countries, we thought it was important for him to make his professional debut in front of his countrymen before moving him to the United States where he will be exposed to a new audience and U.S. television. Leti is going to be a bright light on the international stage and TKO Promotions is the perfect promoter to make him a star.”

Leti had an amateur record of 89-8.

Article posted on 19.02.2010

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