News: Sylvester vs Karmazin; Jimmy Bivins; Derrick Findley

IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs) will return to the ring on June 5 when he takes on mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin (40-3, 26 KOs) in Germany. While Sylvester comes off an 10th-round TKO victory over Billy Lyell, Karmazin knocked out Dionisio Miranda to earn the right to challenge Sylvester. Bash Boxing had won the purse bid for the clash. "Roman Karmazin and I are extremely grateful for the support of our friends and colleagues at RusLoto in St. Petersburg, Russia," commented Bash Boxing President Steven Bash..

"In light of some timing obstacles surrounding a summer promotion in Russia, we look forward to working together with Sauerland Event in co-promoting this historic fight and making it available to boxing fans in Russia and all around the world. Roman Karmazin, a true road warrior in every sense of the word, is eager to come back to Germany and become the first Russian boxer in history to win a world title in two different weight classes."

Chris Meyer, Team Sauerland´s General Manager, is looking forward to staging the fight in Germany. “We have had very good negotiations with Steven Bash and we are happy to have reached an agreement that suits either side,” he said. “We are looking to staging the fight in the northern parts of Germany. We will announce the venue in the next days. Sebastian will certainly take care of business against a strong mandatory challenger.”

The IBF champion is currently preparing in training camp in Gustrow. “As a world champion you have to prove yourself all over the world,” he said. “That is why a fight in St. Petersburg would not have been a problem for me. But now with my fans behind me, I will be even stronger. Their support really means a lot to me and gives me additional motivation. I look forward to June 5 and the second defence of my title.”

Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic returning to North Olmsted

North Olmsted, Ohio – March 30, 2010 –Warner Promotions in association with the VFW Men’s Auxiliary post 7647 and the Old School Boxing Club are proud to present The Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic, which invades North Olmsted, OH on Saturday, April 24th live from the Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Road, in North Olmsted. The star studded night of boxing will feature both professional and amateur boxers, headlined by undefeated professional Dante Moore in a six round main event against Corey “Collateral Damage” Rodriguez of Minneapolis, MN in a Jr. Middleweight bout. Cleveland’s Moore (6-0, 4 KO’s), a former United States Junior Olympic National Champion as an amateur, will bring his powerful style to the bout against Rodriguez (4-1, 3 KO’s) in the Jr. Middleweight clash. Each of these boxers is known for their power, as attested by their combined knockout percentage of 64%.

The co-featured bout will present the long anticipated professional debut of Lorain’s Wilkins Santiago, as he squares off with Torrence King (1-6) from Cleveland in a four round Jr. Middleweight clash. Santiago was originally scheduled to make his debut on the “ESPN Friday Night Fights” event at the Wolstein Center in February. King’s record is a bit misleading as he has fought very tough opposition. The combined record of his opponents is 30-5.

Also featured on the professional side of the card will be Cleveland Lightweight sensation Julius Leegrand (2-0) against an opponent to be determined over four rounds. Cleveland Jr. Middleweight Michael Moore (1-0, 1 KO) will go to battle with fellow unbeaten Stephen Scott (1-0) of Albany, NY in a four round bout. Chris Lozano, the NAAFS Middleweight champion in the world of mixed martial arts, will make his professional boxing debut against Albany, NY’s Reggie Scott (1-0) in a four round Light Heavyweight attraction.

There are a minimum of eight amateur boxing bouts also to be contested. Many of the bouts will serve as the unofficial consolation bracket between Cleveland Golden Glove fighters.

Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the first bell set for 7:00 PM.

Tickets for the Jimmy Bivins Charity Boxing Classic, which are all charitable donations, are on sale now and start at just $20. Tables seating eight are available for $600 and Ringside VIP tickets are $50. Tickets can be purchased at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex, VFW Post 7647, or by calling 216.854.0485 or 440.258.8117.

About Jimmy Bivins

Jimmy Bivins fought out of Cleveland whose professional career ran from 1940 to 1955. Although he was never given the opportunity to fight for a world title, despite at one point being the number one contender in both the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions, Bivins fought and defeated many of the great fighters of his era. In recognition of his achievements in the ring, among other things, he defeated eight of the eleven world champions he faced. Bivins was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999.

‘Superman’ Returns May 7th to Defend his Middleweight Title at the Hammond Civic Center

MERRILLVILLE, IN, March 31, 2010 – After a World rattling performance Feb. 26th Derrick “Superman” Findley stepped up his game and defeated One In A Million Boxing Stablemate Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker in an epic title match. Now after defeating Walker, Findley will return to the Historic Hammond Civic Center Friday May 7th to defend his IN.B.A. Middleweight Title when he steps into the ring with ESPN2’s The Contender Miguel “Macho” Hernandez.

Findley and Hernandez are both familiar with each other having already crossed paths once as Professionals, which Findley won an extremely action packed and bloody Decision. The fight was a war from start to finish with non-stop fighting from both warriors; it was a night Chicago Fight Fans still talk about. “Miguel gave me a chance, when he did not have to,” said Findley. “Now it is my turn to return the favor I have the title now and I am looking to move to the next level. I will give Miguel a chance to get redemption on May 7th, but I am ready to move to the next level, so he is my last step before I move up to fight the best in the World, so May 7th is judgment day it is a of Reckoning for me.”

The undercard for this tremendous Main Event is also guaranteed to deliver fireworks as well. Fighters for the May 7th Live Pro Boxing Card will be named soon.

V.I.P. hot seat events will also being taking place weeks prior to the event at five designated bars and restaurants with opportunity to win two tickets for this extravagant night of fighting with the Miller Lite girls as the hosts with these locations and dates soon to be named.

Tickets for “Fight Night 2010: The Reckoning” will go on sale this Friday, April 2nd and can be purchased at VIP Table Seat - $100, Ringside Table Seat $50, and General Admission $30. Tickets can be purchased at,

The Hammond Civic Center Box Office, or by calling (866) 438-7372. The Hammond Civic Center is located at 5825 Sohl Ave., Hammond, IN. Doors open at 7 p.m. The first bout is scheduled at 8 p.m. and for more ticket information or fight night events please visit us at our new knockout website and leave us some feedback: Or by calling (866) 438-7372. Tickets for this phenomenal night of boxing are guaranteed to go fast so make sure to get yours now.

Article posted on 02.04.2010

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