News: Dzinziruk vs Husanov; Evans vs Chule; Truax vs Williams

Gary Shaw Productions and Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions will present a sensational world championship fight card on Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Chumash Casino Resort (3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, California). The main event and co-featured fights will be televised on Showtime’s “Shobox: The New Generation” series, beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) In the main event, scheduled for 12 rounds, WBO junior middleweight world champion Sergiy Dzinziruk, 36-0 with 22 knockouts, of Roszewska, Ukraine, will make his sixth defense of the title against Sherzod Husanov, 14-0-1 with 7 knockouts, of Fergana, Uzbekistan..

Dzinziruk will make his United States debut in this fight - he has been based in Germany for his entire professional career and fought exclusively in Europe. Now 34 years old, he won the WBO title in December, 2005. He was also an international amateur standout – Sergiy represented Ukraine in the 1996 Olympics and was the silver medalist at the 1997 World Championships.

Husanov, 30 years old, is also making his U.S. debut and like Dzinziruk, is a former international amateur standout, as well – he represented Uzbekistan in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and was the silver medalist at the 2003 World Championships and the bronze medalist at the 2001 World Championships.

The co-featured bout is to be announced.

More exciting bouts will complete the card. All bouts subject to change without notice.

Doors open at: 5:30 P.M. PT with the first bout beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets priced at $25, $40, $55, $70, and $85 can be purchased at Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Chumash, the Chumash Casino Resort webpage –, and by phone at StarTicketsPlus - 1-800-585-3737.


Undefeated Featherweight steps up in his first eight rounder to highlight big show in South Philly

PHILADELPHIA (April 6, 2010)—THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 9th, at The Arena in South Philadelphia, one of the hottest Featherweight prospects in the United States will make his eight round debut as Coy “Pretty Boy” Evans takes on twenty-three fight veteran Morris Chule in the Main event.

The event is promoted by Greg Robinson’s Power Productions in association with Riveredge Beverage company.

Evans of Philadelphia is becoming one of the most talked about fighters in Philadelphia, has a record of 7-0-1 with one win coming by knockouts and is coming off a six round unanimous decision over Robert Daluz on February 27th in Allentown, PA.

In his last outing at The Arena, Evans scored a stunning second round stoppage over Vineash Rungea on January 15th.

Chula of Kenya, and now fights out of Pahokee, Florida has a record of 11-10-2 with eight knockouts and has fought all over the globe as he has participated in bouts in Kenya, Uganda, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Russia, The Philippines and his last three bouts in the United States.

In his last four bouts, Chule has fought former world title challenger Czar Amonsot (19-3-1); Future world title challenger Mario Santiago (20-1-1); Argenis Mendez (14-1) and Jerry Belmontes (10-0).

In the six round co-feature, Derrick Webster of Glassboro, NJ will see action in a six round Middleweight bout against Andre Espuet of Morristown, NJ.

Webster is perfect in his five bouts with four coming by knockout. In his last bout, Webster scored a fourth round stoppage over eleven fight veteran Pete Guthy on February 27th in Allentown, PA.

Espuet has a record of 2-1 and is coming off a four round unanimous decision loss to knockout specialist, Jason Escalera (6-0, 6 KO’s) on August 27th in North Bergen, NJ

The very popular Olivia “The Great” Fonseca (3-2-2, 2 KO’s) will take on Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes (1-1, 1 KO) in a Ladies Jr. Middleweight bout.

Fonseca of Philadelphia has been off since her July 10 second round stoppage over Lisa Bolin at The Arena.

In a four round Light Heavyweight bout Joe McKenzie will make his pro debut against Maurice Amaro (0-2)

Fresh off his pro debut knockout, Kareem Cooley (1-0, 1 KO) will take on Puro Pairol in a four round Lightweight bout.

Coming off a successful pro debut on February 26th at The Arena, Lightweight Kareem “Cool Breeze” Cooley returns to the scene of his third round knockout when he see action in a four round bout.

Cooley, who trains out of the Joe Hand Boxing Gym had a very successful amateur career and had that impressive pro debut.

Lightweight Keenan Smith will make his pro debut when he takes on Luis Esquilin (1-3-1) of Philadelphia in a four round Featherweight fight.

Featherweight William Davies also make his pro debut against Joseliz Capeda (0-1 ) in a four round bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at $100 (ringside); $75 (VIP); $65 (Super Box); and $40 (floor seating) and can be purchased by calling the following Locations: Ticketmaster 215-336-2000

Truax to Battle Rival Phil Williams April 23!

St. Paul, MN (April 6, 2010) - Highly touted super middleweight Caleb “Golden” Truax will meet in-state rival Phil “The Drill” Williams at the St. Paul Armory Friday, April 23, in the main event of Seconds Out Promotions’ “St. Paul Brawl”.

A flawless 14-0 with 9 knockouts, Truax is amongst the top up-and-comers in the Midwest. The Osseo, MN native stopped five of his last seven opponents, most recently outpointing well regarded Kerry Hope in the World Boxing Federation’s Fight of the Year.

Williams, a dynamic power puncher, looks to get back on track following two recent setbacks. At 11-3 with 10 KO’s, Williams owns knockout victories over former title challenger Antwun Echols, underrated Marcus Upshaw, and twice decked unbeaten contender Marcus Oliveira before coming up short. A resident of Minneapolis, MN by way of Queens, NY, Williams is confident he will tarnish Truax’ perfect record.

Truax and Williams meet over ten rounds for local bragging rights, as the Minnesota State Super Middleweight title will be up for grabs.

In the eight round co-feature, cement fisted heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell battles 31 fight veteran Josh “The Griz” Gutcher of Albia, IA. A fan favorite based out of Coon Rapids, Abell sports a 25-4 record with 24 wins by knockout. Having fought in the U.S., Sweden, Canada and Saint Lucia, Abel is globally recognized as a devastating puncher.

Unbeaten featherweights Ismail Muwendo and Gustavo Espinoza meet over four rounds, while crowd favorites Jon “Iron Man" Schmidt, Charles Meier, Derek Winston and Antwon Robertson will appear in separate bouts against opponents to be announced.

With mixed martial arts’ interest at an all time high, Seconds Out added three special attraction MMA bouts to the card. Middleweight Jedidiah Jones meets Isiah Mahto in a highly anticipated three round rematch, while well regarded locals Travis Reddinger and Zach Juusola meet opponents TBA.

Tickets for the “St. Paul Brawl” are $25 for general admission and $75 for VIP and are available at Doors to open at 7 pm. The first bell is slated for 8.

The St. Paul Armory is located at 600 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101.

When retired professional boxer Tony Grygelko found himself unable to stay out of the gym, he realized that his passion for boxing was undeniable. At age 29, Grygelko formed Seconds Out Promotions. By utilizing the vast boxing knowledge of world-class trainer Ron Lyke, Grygelko and Seconds Out quickly became a hit.

Through determination, integrity and hard work, Seconds Out strives to become a top promotional firm by giving young fighters the ability to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience, along with offering fans the highest quality of entertainment. Seconds Out is committed to recruitment and development of the best and brightest young fighters to help achieve our mission.

Seconds Out Promotions’ current stable of pugilists includes undefeated prospects “Golden” Caleb Truax, Marcus Oliveria, Michael Faulk, Ismail Muwendo, dynamite fisted Heavyweight Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell, Willshaun Boxley, Charles Meier, Jon “The Ironman” Schmidt, and Mohammed Kayongo.

For more information, go to or text “fights” to 95495

Article posted on 01.04.2010

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