Demetrius Andrade fights on September 21; Serrano-Conner on Saturday night

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 8, 2011) – A little more than month after registering on national television the most significant victory of his young pro boxing career, undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius“Boo Boo” Andrade (14-0, 9 KOs) returns Wednesday, September 21 to headline the 10th annual Fight To Educate at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Andrade, fighting out of Providence, won a commanding, one-sided win by unanimous decision this past August 19th against The Contender, Season 2 winner Grady Brewer, winning nine of 10 rounds on all three of the judges’ scorecards. The 23-year-old Andrade, universally regarded as one of the top prospects in the world, has cracked the ratings at No. 3 in the North American Boxing Federation and No. 15 by the United States Boxing Association.

A year ago, the gifted light middleweight fought on the Fight To Educate card, stopping Dave Sanders in the second round. Andrade takes on former two-time world title challenger Saul “Baby” Duran (38-18-2, 31 KOs) in this year’s 10-round main event.

Another familiar figure in action Sept. 21 will be 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Alternate Danny O’Connor (14-1, 3 KOs), who will face dangerous light welterweight Jamal Del Cid (7-5, 3 KOs) in the six-round co-feature.

O’Connor made his pro debut in the 2008 Fight To Educate card and the Framingham, Mass. Light welterweight has become a fixture in Manchester with this being his fourth straight year fighting in the charity fundraiser event.

Upset specialist Jose “Stinger” Medina (14-9-1, 6 KOs), from Tilton (NH), will also be in action versus an opponent to be determined in a six-round light middleweight bout. Medina, a native of Mexico, is coming off a controversial eight-round draw against former world champion Joachim Alcine, in which most observers felt Medina deserved a victory. In January, Medina scored a shocking fourth-round knockout of 17-1 Isaac Rodrigues.

Fighting on the undercard in four-round matches are Claremont (NH) lightweight Dan Powers (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Luis Rosario, and Windsor (VT) welterweight Chris Gilbert (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Noel Garcia.

Fight To Educate is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past nine years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations.

Proceeds from the 10th annual Fight To Educate will benefit SEE Science Center (, The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education (, and St. Joseph Community Services/Meals on Wheels (

Tickets, priced at $50.00 and $25.00 (general admission), are available to purchase by going online at, calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, or at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster location.

Table tickets for a night of professional boxing and Black Tie dinner, as well as an auction and meet-and-greet with special boxing legends such as former world heavyweight title challenger “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney, as well as world champions and three of New England’s all-time greatest boxers – Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz,“Irish” Micky Ward and John “The Quietman” Ruiz – are available by calling Stephen Singer at 603.669.4100.

The dinner starts at 5:30 PM/ET, doors for boxing open at 7:30 PM/RT with the first bout scheduled for 8 PM/ET.

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Gala de boxe PRO-AM
Fri Sep 9 6:30PM ET

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On Friday, September 9th, GYM and East boxing club present at the Chapiteau of CCSE in Montreal, the second PRO-AM show of "The new generation". The upcoming show on september 9th, will feature the super featherweight prospect Kevin Lavallee (5-0-1, 5KO's). Also, two other young and exciting fighter, lightweight Ibrahim Kamal (4-0,4KO's) and the featherweight Tyler Asselstine (6-0,4KO's). The entire show will be broadcast live on GFL.TV.

Kevin Lavallee, is a young and exciting boxer that is extremely dedicated to his craft. A super-featherweight with an impressive record of 5-0-1, with 5 KO's. In his last fight on August 5th 2011, Kevin had a spectacular KO win which has helped him continue to build a strong fan-base in his hometown of Montreal.

Only one week after his last win, Kevin had the opportunity to join his coach Russ Anber and World Champion Sergio Martinez at Martinez's training camp in Oxnard, California as Martinez began his preparation for his up coming fight with Darren Barker on October 1st in Atlantic City. Kevin was welcomed into the Martinez camp with opened arms and trained extremely hard and impressed Sergio Martinez and everyone in camp. It was after an early 5:30 AM run when Martinez named Lavallee, "Maquina", which means "Machine" in Spanish. With these opportunities, there's no doubt this will help pave the way for Kevin Lavallee's future success.

Kevin, a university student, grew up in Ste-Adele, Quebec, a small town 60 km north of Montreal. Kevin was just 9 years old when he developed a strong passion for boxing, not long after that Kevin had the opportunity to meet and later become a protege to the renowned coach and analyst Russ Anber. Russ offered his services to Kevin even though his time was heavily invested in Otis Grant and other pros at the time. Russ had a soft spot for Kevin as he too was originally from Ste-Adele, Quebec. With the support of his family, Kevin traveled long distances for his boxing training which showed how dedicated he was to learning. Kevin had a good amateur career and with the proper guidance from Russ Anber has allowed Kevin to have a great transition to the pro ranks. Only 20 years old, Kevin Lavallee has developed a slick, crowd-pleasing, aggressive style with lots of potential to make it on the world stage.

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Casino Carnage
Sat Sep 10 6:30PM ET

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Victory Boxing Promotions and Casino New Brunswick present Casino Carnage on Sept 10, 2011, starting at 7:30 PM ADT. This extravaganza will be a 5 to 7 bout professional boxing card that will feature co-main events. Each main event bout will be contested for a CPBC Canadian Championship Title. In the first main event, Jason "Friday the 13th" Douglas from Kitchener, ON will be taking on Frank White from Sarnia, ON for the vacant Canadian Cruiserweight Championship. In the co-main event Stuart McLelland of Williams Lake, BC will be taking on Julius "Caesar" Bunda from Kitchener, ON for the vacant CPBC Canadian Middleweight Championship. There will also be some local flavor on the card with local amateur and second generation boxer Marcel Maillet Jr. making his pro boxing debut against Darren Fletcher from Brantford, ON. We'll also have "Stormin" Norman Peters in a return match versus Robbie Cameron both from Moncton, NB.

Al Bernstein Applauds Victory Promotions for Rare Double-Championship Show and Affordable Pricing

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Amanda Serrano steps-up to fight for IBF World title Saturday night at home in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (September 8, 2011) – Unbeaten NABF Featherweight Champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano steps-up one weight class for her first world title fight, when she takes on WIBF Inter-Continental lightweight titlist Kimberly Connor in a 10-round bout for the vacant International Boxing Federation (“IBF”) junior lightweight title, Saturday night at home in Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports Complex.

“It’s wonderful,” Amanda remarked about fighting for her first world title at home in Brooklyn. “It’s nerve wracking. I’m anxious, really excited and all of these emotions are mixed-up. I’m going to have a lot of people there supporting me.”

The 23-year-old Serrano (11-0-1, 7 KOs), a native of Puerto Rico who is now fighting out of Brooklyn, will be attempting to become the first world champion in her family, as well as the Boxing 360 stable. Her older sister, Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano (15-3-2, 7 KOs), fights Anne Sophie Mathis (24-1, 21 KOs) on October 1 in France for the WIBA, WIBF and WBF welterweight championships. The sisters often spar together and somewhere down the road they may face each other in a fight.

“Cindy worked real hard and led the path for me,” Amanda noted. “She opened a lot of doors for me. “She’s just as excited about this fight as me. Winning a world title first really doesn’t matter. It’s cool because we live together and we’ll both be able to see the title belt every day. We’re the best sparring partner for each other. I never have a good day with her. We both agree that we’d rather fight than spar each other. I don’t know too much about my opponent other than she’s tough. I hope she’s trained hard for this fight and is willing to die in the ring like I am.”

Serrano and Connor are rated No. 5 and No. 8, respectfully, by the IBF.

“We’re proud of Amanda and what she’s accomplished so far in the ring and believe that this is just the beginning for her,” Boxing 360 CEO & Founder Mario Yagobi said. “She’s earned this title shot and we’re confident that she will become our first world champion.”

Connor (9-1-2, 4 KOs), who lives in Arkansas, appreciates her title-shot opportunity. “I’m very happy to be fighting for a world title and believe that this could be my time,” Connor commented. “I’m excited because I’ve never fought outside the South. This is my first time in New York City. It’s huge. The entire population of Arkansas could fit in one of these boroughs.

“I know Amanda is really good, quick and a southpaw. I know fighting her will step-up my game. I have a pretty good jab but tend to brawl a bit. It all depends on who I’m fighting and what approach she decides to take. I do like to brawl and fans enjoy watching my style of fighting.”

Other members of Boxing 360’s stable include USBA heavyweight champion Maurice Sugar Moe” Harris, WBC #5 super bantamweight Leon “Hurry Up” Moore, former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro “Naco” Berrio, unbeaten welterweight prospect Vitaliy “Demyan” Demyanenko, WBC Caribbean & NY State super middleweight champion Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen, Dominican lightweight champion Eudy “AK47” Bernardo, KO king Tyrone Brunson, Mike Mollo, Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal, middleweight prospect DonYil Livingston, Joel Diaz Jr., and “King” David Estrada.

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Article posted on 09.09.2011

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