News: George Tahdooahnippah; Yusaf Mack; Jack Dempsey Auction; More

Friday, June 25 at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, NM "Comanche Boy" George Tahdooahnippah (23-0-1) will face undefeated Fernando Guerrero, (18-0) of Salisbury, Maryland. Their 10 round middleweight bout will be aired LIVE on "ShoBox, The New Generation" as the Main Event of the evening. The card is promoted by Lou DiBella. "This is what I've worked for, this is what it's all about,” Tahdooahnippah said. “I’m the unknown fighter in the middleweight division. They picked the wrong “opponent” and June 25th the whole world will see what a real Native American fighter is all about. It's my time!."

For more details on the June 25 fight, including ticket information, visit


PHILADELPHIA (May 28, 2010)—On Friday night, June 4th boxing returns to The Legendary Blue Horizon with a great night of professional boxing as well as a celebration of Vernoca L. Michael’s sixty-fifth birthday.

The card is promoted by Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions LLC and SAM Promotions.

In the main event, world ranked Light Heavyweight Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack will see action against an opponent to be named in an eight round bout.

Mack, of Philadelphia has a record of 28-3-2 with seventeen knockouts and is ranked number eleven in the world by the IBF.

Mack will be looking to get back in the win column and climb back up the rankings after his sixth round stoppage defeat to former world champion Glen Johnson on February 5th in Miami.

That fight was an IBF elimination bout and a win would have catapulted Mack into a world title opportunity with reigning champion Tavoris Cloud.

Before that setback, Mack had won five consecutive bouts which included an impressive decision over the highly regarded Chris Henry on February 6th, 2009.

This will be Mack’s first appearance in Philadelphia since September 26th, 2008 when Mack took out Omar Pittman at the Philadelphia Armory.

Mack is undefeated at The Legendary Blue Horizon (7-0, 4 KO’s) and in his last appearance at “The Blue” Mack won the USBA Super Middleweight title with an eighth round stoppage over Shannon Miller.

In the co-feature, hot prospect, Coy “Pretty Boy” Evans will take on an opponent to be named.

Evans of Philadelphia has a record of 8-0-1 with two knockouts and is quickly becoming one of the hottest fighters in the city.

After not recording a stopping his first six bouts, Evans has scored explosive knockouts in two of his last three outing which includes his most recent outing when Evans annihilated Morris Chule in three rounds on April 9th at The Arena in Philadelphia.

In a six round Super Middleweight fight, undefeated Farah Ennis (13-0, 7 KO’s) of Philadelphia will be looking for his second consecutive victory at The Legendary Blue Horizon he took out Frankie Santos in two rounds. Ennis, who is the brother of currant USBA Jr. Middleweight Derek Ennis, will be taking on an opponent to be named.

Van Oscar Penovaroff (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Kailua Kona, Hawaii will take on Gustavo Dailey (4-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a four round Lightweight bout.

In a four round Ladies Jr. Middleweight bout, the popular Olivia “The Great” Fonseca (3-2-2, 2 KO’s) battles undefeated Akima Stocks (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Newark, NJ in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

In a four round Super Featherweight bout, Keenan Smith (1-0) of Philadelphia will take on Alex Monte, 1-0.

In a four round Jr. Middleweight bout, Ismael Garcia (1-0) of Milville, NJ takes on debuting Tyrone Rivera of Allentown, PA.

Legendary Blue Horizon favorite, Darrell Jones (3-0, 1 KO—all at The Legendary Blue Horizon) will take on Marcus Hall (3-1, 2 KO’s) of Rochester, NY.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are scaled at $45, $55, $65, $125, and $200 and are available at The Legendary Blue Horizon (215) 763 0500 and the Muhammad Ali Boxing Gym (267) 979 2163.

There will be a press conference at The Legendary Blue Horizon on Wednesday June 3rd at 11am

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street


LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (May 27, 2010) – Jack Dempsey was quick with his knockout blows and rapidly rose to fame in the boxing ring by the age of 24. Given his incredible success as a prizefighter, two amazing items from his storied career that are now up for auction are also likely to be snapped up just as fast.

A pair of Dempsey’s fight-worn shoes and a pocket watch that was a gift from the champ to his timekeeper are being offered at auction at through June 10.

The “Manassa Mauler” gave a pair of his fight-worn shoes to a friend, Cy Jones, an avid sports collector, as a gift in 1949. The shoes show extensive usage and wear, including what appears to be bloodstains on the laces. They are accompanied by a handwritten letter of authenticity from Dempsey, dated 1949, and executed on his personal restaurant letterhead.

Also included in the SCP Auctions online auction is a Jack Dempsey Heavyweight Champion pocket watch, which Dempsey gave to his friend and former Colorado Senator Bill Lyons. The watch features a patriotic ring of diamonds, rubies and opals surrounding a photo of Dempsey at the center. Engraved on the watch is: “To a true friend my pal Sen. Bill Lyons…From Wm. Harrison (‘Jack’) Dempsey…Heavyweight Champion of the World…Christmas 1920.”

These two one-of-a-kind items highlight SCP Auctions’ May/June 2010 auction, and there are many more items included, from all sports. Each of the 750-plus items will be featured in SCP Auctions’ full color catalog as well as on the SCP Auctions website at The auction opened to registered bidders on May 26, and bidding will conclude on June 10. Call (800) 350-2273 for more information on how to participate.

Warner Promotions Boxing returns to North Olmsted June 26

“Pugilism at the Plex” headlined by Wilkins Santiago!

North Olmsted, Ohio – Warner Promotions is bringing professional boxing back to northeast Ohio for the third time in 2010, with a pro/am scheduled for June 26 at the Soccer Sportsplex (31515 Lorain Road) in North Olmsted, Ohio. The competitive night of boxing titled “Pugilism at the Plex,” will feature Cleveland’s best professional and amateur boxers. Headlining the evening will be a four round professional fight featuring “The Pride of Lorain” Wilkins Santiago (1-0), coming off a scintillating pro-debut in April. Santiago is one of the area’s best middleweights and is a promising prospect with a hard-punching style to please all fans. His opponent will be French native Hedi Bouaziz (1-2), now fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.

In the supporting bout, Julius Leegrand, of Cleveland, will be looking to stay undefeated in a four round professional bout in the lightweight division. The motivated Leegrand was a 2005 Cleveland Golden Gloves champion and a representative of the U.S. in the 2008 Eastern Trials as an amateur. The 22-year-old slick boxer most recently knocked out Francisco Portillo on April 24th to improve his record to three wins, no losses, and one win by way of knockout. Leegrand will be testing his skill against the rugged Ricky Thompson, from Odessa, Texas and a veteran of eight professional fights.

Also being featured on the card is Cleveland junior middleweight Michael Moore (1-0, 1 KO) in a four round fight. Moore last fought in January travelling to Michigan to stop his opponent in the first round. Moore is matched against Rogelio Sanchez (0-1) of Fort Wayne, Ind. Also seeing action scheduled for four rounds is the Puerto Rican sensation Ivan “The Hurricane” Hernandez by way of Dunkirk, N.Y. Hernandez, 21, will be making his long awaited professional debut. As an amateur he was a two-time Junior Olympian and Empire State Games participant and won 49 of his 56 fights. His first professional opponent has yet to be determined.

In addition, there will be a minimum of six amateur bouts featuring the Cleveland area’s best young talent. The amateur participants will be announced shortly.

“Pugilism at the Plex” is presented by Warner Promotions. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. with the first bell to ring promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and start at just $20. Tables seating eight are available for $400 or $50 per person. Floor seats are just $25. All tickets are $5 extra at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex, online through or by calling Jeff Richie at 216.854.0485 or Antonio Castro at 440.258.8117. All bouts are subject to change.

Article posted on 28.05.2010

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