News: McDermott vs Miller; Jones vs Munoz; Ray Mancini

Jersey City, NJ (March 11, 2010) - Lightweight prospect Danny "Little Mac" McDermott will face his toughest test to date when he squares off against unbeaten Brian Miller on Thursday, March 25 at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, NJ. The eight-round main event will be contested for the NABC lightweight title, headlining Pound for Pound Promotions' "March Badness" card. McDermott, 8-1-1 (3 KO), of Jersey City, NJ will be making his first ring appearance since May of 2009 when he knocked out Floriano Pagliara in two rounds. Miller, 7-0-3 (3 KO) of Schenectady, NY fought just two weeks ago, stopping former McDermott victim Jose Guzman in three rounds. Both bring aggressive, exciting styles that make for explosive action in the ring..

"I'm ready for this fight with Miller," said McDermott, a veteran of 50+ amateur fights. "He's a tough kid but he's not tougher than me. It’s gonna be a hell of a fight. This is a life and death fight and I’m training that way. I don’t look at this as a sporting event; I look at this fight as if it’s gonna be an all-out street fight."

McDermott is hard at work at the Passaic PAL in North Jersey with head trainer Michael Skowronski, a former Arturo Gatti assistant. His sparring and training regimens have been intensified for this pivotal fight, which includes working alongside unbeaten prospects Mike Perez, Jorge Diaz and Victor Valenzuela.

"This kid has never lost so trying to take someone's '0' is always tough," said Skowronski. "Danny's getting great sparring here and it's the first time he's going 8 rounds so we're excited about this.

"They do mirror each other in certain ways, they like to come and mix it up. On paper they look very similar so it should make for an exciting fight. We believe we can break this kid down, though."

The card will also feature Jersey City cruiserweight Patrick Farrell (5-0, 3 KO), as well as Passaic featherweight Victor Valenzuela (7-0, 1 KO), Union City middleweights Jason Escalera (7-0, 6 KO) and Abe Torres (1-3-2, 1 KO), Bronx junior-middleweight Steven Martinez (3-0, 3 KO), Israeli junior-featherweight Eilon Kedem (10-3-4, 7 KO) and Asbury Park lightweight Chris Green (3-1, 1 KO).

Tickets, priced $100, $50 and $35, can be purchased by calling (561) 503-9948 or at the box office 201-864-9566. Schuetzen Park is located at 3167 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, NJ. Doors open at 5:30 PM. First bout starts at 6:30 PM.

Mike Jones faces Hector Munoz on Pavlik-Martinez undercard

Atlantic City, NJ—Unbeaten Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, PA, takes on Hector “The Hurricane” Munoz, of Albuquerque, NM, in the fifth defense of his North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title in a scheduled 10-round contest on Saturday evening, April 17, at in the 10,000-seat Boardwalk Hall.

In the scheduled 12-round main event, to be televised by HBO, Kelly Pavlik of Youngstown, OH, defends his WBC/WBO middleweight titles against Sergio Martinez, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jones, 26, scored the biggest win of his career Feb. 27 when he earned a unanimous 10-round decision over former world-title challenger Henry Bruseles, of Gurabo, Puerto Rico, in front of a standing-room-only crowd in the Grand Ballroom of Bally’s Atlantic City.

A pro since 2005, Jones is 20-0, 16 K0s. He was ranked No. 8 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), No. 11 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and No. 16 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) prior to the win over Bruseles.

Munoz, 31, has a record of 18-2-1, 11 K0s. In his last fight, Munoz was stopped in the 12th round by undefeated top contender (No. 3 WBA, No. 2 WBO) Antonin DeCarie, of Montreal, Canada.

Tickets for this blockbuster card are priced at $50, $100, $200 and $350. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions (215-765-0922) and all Ticketmaster outlets (1-800-745-3000). Tickets also can be purchased online at www.peltzboxing.xcom and


KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (MARCH 10, 2010)—On Thursday at The King of Prussia Convention Center, Former Lightweight world champion, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will be unveiling a new wine collection.

Southpaw Wine which is a Cabernet Sauvignon which is part of the Luva Bella Winery and Juice Company.

Mancini will be at The Convention Center from 10am to 5pm.

Mancini had a distinguished ring career as he posted a record of 29-5 with twenty-three knockouts while capturing the WBA Lightweight and becoming one of the most popular fighters of the 1980’s.

Besides being involved with Southpaw Wine, Mancini owns a cigar company as well as two movie production companies.

Article posted on 09.03.2010

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