News: Viacheslav Uzelkov; Bobby Gunn; Victor Vasquez; More

Sherman Oaks, CA (July 19, 2010) – The countdown has begun. In just four days undefeated Viacheslav Uzelkov (22-0, 14 KOs) of Vinitza, Ukraine will take on WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round main event of the ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" (10pm ET/7pm PT).

Shumenov who captured the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship in his 10th professional bout earlier this year made his mark in boxing history by winning a major world title in the light heavyweight division with the fewest number of fights in his professional career. Meanwhile Uzelkov believes he has steadily improved and proven that he is ready to step into the spotlight and shine as boxing's next light heavyweight champion..

"Shumenov is certainly talented but doesn't have the experience needed to maintain champion status. I have complete confidence that I will exit the ring on Friday night as the WBA Light Heavyweight Champion. My flawless record says it all, it more that doubles his, so I am just going to keep doing what I have been doing. I'm going to win and take this title home."

Presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with KZ Event Productions, the Shumenov-Uzelkov headlined boxing card will emanate from a specially constructed outdoor arena at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, CA.

Tickets for this exciting event are priced at: $20, $50, $60 and $250 and can be purchased by calling the Tachi Palace box office at: 559-924-7751 or by visiting


PHILADELPHIA (July 20, 2010)- It will be a “Massacre” on Friday night August 13th at The Arena in Philadelphia as Blaine Garner’s Shaylyte Promotions in association with SAM Promotions presents an outstanding night of boxing that will feature not one but two main events.

In one main event, immensely popular Lightweight, Victor Vasquez will take on Travis “The Animal” Thompson in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

In a second main event, undefeated Featherweight prospect, Coy “Pretty Boy” Evans will take on an opponent to be named in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

Vasquez of Philadelphia has a record of 11-4-1 with six knockouts and is known for exciting style.

Vasquez is sort of the “Blood and Guts” champion of Philadelphia as he has a rabid fan following who support him win, lose or draw.

Vasquez won seven of his first eight fights and started to get recognized as one of the top prospects in Philadelphia. He then dropped two of three as the losses were memorable wars to Ryan Belasco and undefeated Rod Salka (6-0).

Vasquez rebounded to win three straight, which included a solid six round unanimous decision to Tyric Robinson.

In his last two bouts, Vasquez lost a debatable split decision to upset specialist Carlos Vinan and in his most recent appearance he and fellow Philly Fighter Paul Fernandez fought to a draw in a bout that Vasquez fought with a bad cut for basically the entire fight.

This will be Vasquez tenth appearance at The Arena (formally The New Alhambra) and as compiled a record of 6-2-1 in the building.

Thompson of Pottstown, PA has a record of 3-7-1 with two knockouts.

Thompson has been put in very tough and has a come forward style and usually makes for very fan friendly fights.

In his last outing, Thompson was stopped by undefeated Van Oscar Penovaroff in three rounds on May 22nd in Reading, PA.

Evans of Philadelphia is one of the brightest prospects in Philadelphia as he is undefeated with a record that reads 9-0-1 with two knockouts.

After not scoring a knockout in his first six bouts, Evans has starched two of his last four fighters.

Despite only having ten bouts, Evans has already faced veterans such as Carlos Diaz (35 fights); Vineash Rungea (19 Fights); Rober DaLuz (39 fights); Morris Chule (23 Fights) and in his last outing, Evans scored a six round unanimous decision over thirty-two fight veteran Barbaro Zepeda on June 4th at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

Evans opponent will be named shortly.

In a four round Middleweight bout, Derrick Webster (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ will take on Edward Lucas (1-0, 1 KO) of Dermott, Arkansas in a battle of undefeated fighters.

Popular and undefeated Lightweight, Angel Ocasio (2-0) of Philadelphia will see action in a four round bout against an opponent to be named.

Undefeated Super Featherweight, Keenan Smith (2-0) of Philadelphia will battle Andrew Barnes (0-5) of Wilson, NC in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

Popular Tommie “Big Poppa” Speller (5-4, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Dominique Azeez (3-22, 3 KO’s) of Pine Bluff, ARK in a middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds.

Derrick Bivins (1-0-1) of Philadelphia will take on Hugh Hunds (0-1) of Washington, DC in a four round Super Featherweight bout.

Undefeated Jackie Davis (4-0, 1 KO) will take on Lucretia Meacham (0-3) of Pine Bluff, Ark In a ladies foir round Welterweight bout.

Tickets for this great evening of boxing can be purchased for $75 (VIP); $65 (Ringside) and $50 (General Admission) by calling the following the Locals:

Muhammad Ali Boxing Gym—267-979-2163 or 215 876 7741
Shaylyte Promotions—302-333-0135
The Arena—267-687-7560

Gunn Targets Nakash!

Hackensack, NJ (July 15) – It was just over a year ago that Bobby "The Celtic Warrior" Gunn put forth a gutsy effort against IBF/Ring Magazine Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek. Gunn's performance was commended by fight fans and various media outlets, who penned about his tremendous heart. The Hackensack, NJ native expected his showing against Adamek to help him land another notable bout, but this hasn't been the case.

Since giving his all against the hard hitting Pole, Gunn had a number of bouts fall out and is yet to return to the squared circle. With one year down the tubes, the 36 year old Gunn acknowledges he's in the final chapter of his career and is only interested in facing world rated fighters.

"From world title fights to unsanctioned referees and early stoppages, I have seen it all," exclaimed Gunn, a former IBA Cruiserweight champion. "I am a seasoned pro and have earned my stripes, so at this point it only benefits me to face noteworthy opponents."

Flash back to July 11 2009, when heavily hyped Ran Nakash dismantled William Bailey on the Adamek-Gunn undercard. Ringsiders were buzzing about Nakash's performance and were in agreement that he was ready for a step up. From that day forward, the unbeaten Nakash was linked to a match up against Gunn. Unfortunately, the bout is yet to happen despite Gunn's willingness to battle him anytime, anywhere and any place.

Last night, following Nakash's victory over Victor Barragan in which he attended, Gunn spoke with the media about his eagerness to fight the world rated Israeli. Those at ringside were once again discussing the potential match up, but Gunn was far more concerned with landing a fight than making a splash.

"This guy is a perfect opponent for me and I have wanted to face him for quite some time" said Gunn, a former Canadian National Amateur Champion. "He's a very strong fighter, but he comes straight forward and gets hit with a ton of jabs. I know I can outbox this guy without a doubt."

Gunn also hopes that Nakash's post fight statements hold true.

"He told a number of media members after his victory that I'm the kind of guy he is looking to fight, but actions speak louder than words. I am ready to fight, but is he? Documentation beats conversation seven days a week Ran, sign the contract and let's do this!"

Wednesday Night Fights Series Kicks Off July 28!

Lake George, NY – Bill Calogero, Host of Boxing’s Un-disputed Heavyweight Champion Of Boxing Talk Radio, the “Talkin Boxing With Billy C” Radio Program has announced that his Wednesday Night Fights Webcast Series will make its debut on Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm EST on the Network.

The Wednesday Night Fights Webcast Series will feature boxing events throughout the U.S. and Canada and beginning in 2011, the series hopes to expand into Europe. Wednesday Night Fights will be available via the Internet on and many other Internet Websites, Networks and Portals. All viewers will be treated to these events for FREE.

“We have been talking about doing something like this for a while now”, stated Bill Calogero. He added, “This series will help promoters and young fighters expand their fan base by reaching boxing fans who might not have otherwise had the chance to see them. Our goal is to bring the Club Shows, which are the backbone of boxing, from around the globe to the fans every Wednesday Night! The fans want more boxing and we want to give it to them. This is what boxing needs, a regular series that fans can watch for free!”

The Wednesday Night Fights Webcast Series will begin running twice per month until February 2011, at which time it will become weekly, airing every Wednesday night. On Wednesday, July 28, a special presentation will kick off the series, followed by a card that will be broadcast on Wednesday August 11, 2010. Full details of the series and each card will be released soon.

There will be EXCITING news about the series, its partners, sponsors and promoters released soon!

For all information on the Wednesday Night Fights Webcast Series, contact or tune into the Talkin Boxing With Billy C Radio Program for daily updates.

The Talkin Boxing With Billy C Radio Program is broadcast live from 5:30 - 7:30 AM EST Monday thru Friday via the Internet. It’s then heard through syndication on AM & FM Radio Stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The show has over 250,000 combined PodCast Subscribers. It’s the ONLY professional daily boxing talk radio program the sport has to offer.

Listen to the “Talkin Boxing With Billy C” Radio Program on the show’s website at or the network. You can also check your local radio listings. To listen at your convenience, become a PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER by visiting

Article posted on 20.07.2010

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