Dulorme vs. Hernandez on 8/31; Jose Gonzalez in action on 7/7

Universal Promotions will present the boxing event "Night Of Champions", to be held on Friday, August 31, 2012, at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico. For the main event, welterweight (147 lbs.) hometown prospect Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12KO) will face Colombian fighter Iván Hernández (29-3, 23KO).

"We are very happy with the fact that Thomas will be fighting in Carolina for his people, he has not fought in Puerto Rico in more than a year. Boxing fans will witness Dulorme's incredible talent, more details about this boxing card will be available soon." said Universal Promotion's president Javier Bustillo.

The 22 year-old is very exited about the fight: "Without a doubt this is one of the great things to ever happen to me in boxing. Since I was a boy I've always wanted to fight in the town that saw me develop. This is a dream come true, I'm very grateful to Bustillo and the honorable mayor of Carolina for this opportunity." said Dulorme who is represented promotionally by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment.

About his opponent, Dulorme said: "I've seen him before, he's a great fighter. During my training I've been very conscious of that so I can be victorious in front of my people of Carolina".

On June 14th in New York City, Dulorme was impressive against veteran Alberto Herrera (8-6, 5KO), who could not step up to an 8th and last round against the Boricua fighter because of the punishment he was going through.

Dulorme is currently ranked #13 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), #3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and #3 by the World Boxing Association (WBA). During his young boxing career, he has had notable victories against fighters such as former world champion DeMarcus Corley, and world contender Charlie Navarro, who both were defeated by unanimous decision.

Dulorme is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents.

For more information about "Team Puerto Rico", you may visit,, and @TeamPRboxing on Twitter.

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Ukraine joins the World Series of Boxing for 2012-2013 season

Lausanne, Switzerland, 26 June 2012 - Following the recent signing with the Argentinean Boxing Federation, the World Series of Boxing is delighted to have reached, on Monday 25 June 2012, an agreement with the Ukrainian Boxing Federation that elevates the number of WSB Franchises for the upcoming season to 14.

The agreement was signed by Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President and WSB Board Chairman and Mr Vladimir Prodyvus, President of the FBU, the Ukrainian Boxing Federation. On this occasion, the WSB was introduced to the local media with the presence of newly crowned WSB Team Champion Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunder assistant coach Sergiy Korchinskiy, Bantamweight Vitaliy Volkov (7-3) and two-time Middleweight WSB World Champion Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-0).

"Ukraine is one of the World's true boxing powerhouses and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome their Franchise to the World Series of Boxing", stated Dr Wu. "I am convinced that this is only the very first step of the involvement of the Ukrainian Boxing Federation in AIBA's projects, especially with the AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) that begins in the fall of 2013. We look forward to working closely together".

This visit to Ukraine was also an opportunity for Dr Wu to meet with Mr Ravil Safiullin, the Ukrainian Minister of Sports. The AIBA President explained how impressed he was by the success of the UEFA EURO 2012 that is currently being held in the country, co-hosted with Poland. He also mentioned the importance Ukraine has on the boxing landscape, referring to the four gold and one silver medal claimed by their boxers at the last AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011.

Mr Safiullin confirmed that boxing was one of the most important sports in the country and declared that he was hoping for a fair contingent of medals at the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. Finally the Ukrainian Minister of Sports assured the AIBA President of the full commitment of the State Authorities to organise APB and AIBA Championships in the near future: "With the Euro, we showed the World that Ukraine is more than capable of hosting big sporting events. Our country needs to carry in this way and we very much look forward to welcoming APB and AIBA competitions here soon".


World Boxing Organization (WBO) #4 lightweight ranked, Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, along with junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia, will headline the new edition of Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate on Saturday, July 7, at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank.

“We are back in Solo Boxeo Tecate with Toa Baja’s native, Chelo Gonzalez headlining and a good prospect as Glen Tapia. This is a good show where we are going to present other top prospects from Puerto Rico”, promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president, said.

Gonzalez (19-0, 14 KOs), who is actually the WBO Latino lightweight champion, will fight against a foe to be named in a 135 pounds bout scheduled to 10 rounds. In his only 2012 fight, Gonzalez beat Hevinson Herrera by an 8 round TKO on March 10.

Meanwhile, Tapia (13-0, 7 KOs), a young Top Rank prospect from New Jersey, will fight in a junior middleweight bout versus a rival to be determined scheduled to six rounds. In his last bout, Tapia knocked out Manuel Guzman in three rounds last April 27 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Solo Boxeo Tecate on Telefutura is televised at 11:00 p.m. (ET).

Tickets for this card are availables at Ticketcenter,, 1 787 792-5000. Prices are $15, and $30.

Article posted on 27.06.2012

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