Glen Johnson KOs Velazquez in four

Glen Johnson, Toka Kahn Clary - Boxing News

Boxing’s ageless “Road Warrior” added another highlight-reel knockout to his resume Friday night at Twin River Casino.

Fighting for the first time in Rhode Island, no surprise given his penchant for spanning the globe throughout his career, former two-time world champion Glen Johnson (54-18-2, 37 KOs) stopped the game Jaime Velazquez (11-6-2) in the fourth round of their scheduled eight-round main event light heavyweight bout at “Home Sweet Home,” presented by Classic Entertainment & Sports. Providence’s Toka Kahn-Clary also won in impressive fashion by technical knockout in the scheduled six-round co-feature.

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CES kicks off busy month Friday night

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 18th, 2014) — With snow falling at a record pace along the eastern seaboard, New England-based promoter Classic Entertainment & Sports is forging ahead with three major events in the next two weeks.

Two of CES’ most prolific fighters, world-rated light welterweight “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy and Providence, R.I., super middleweight Vladine Biosse, will headline major cards on ShoBox both Friday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 28, respectively. Also on the 21st, CES will host its 2014 boxing kickoff with a major event at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., starring former two-time world champion Glen Johnson.

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Former champ Glen Johnson invades Rhode Island Feb. 21st

Providence’s Toka Kahn will return to his hometown and put his unbeaten record on the line on the undercard of CES’ Feb. 21st event at Twin River Casino.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 11th, 2014) — The man who once put Roy Jones Jr. to sleep and earned a reputation as boxing’s toughest “Road Warrior” will test his luck in another city far from his home in Jamaica.

Glen Johnson, the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) and The Ring world light heavyweight champion, will headline Classic Entertainment & Sports’ Feb. 21, 2014 card at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., when he faces veteran Jaime Velazquez of Pawtucket, R.I., in the 8-round main event of “Home Sweet Home.”

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Mayorga makes long-awaited comeback in Rhode Island

For at least one night, Twin River Casino will turn into 19th century Spain complete with the crafty matador trying to tame the hard-charging bull.

Sticking to its promise of bringing bigger, bolder main events to its loyal fan base in 2014, Classic Entertainment & Sports will kick off its Twin River Fight Series with an old-fashioned bullfight as former two-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (29-8-1, 23 KOs) faces Raul “El Toro” Munoz (22-16-1, 16 KOs) in the eight-round super middleweight main event Friday, Feb. 21st, 2014.

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Stevens destroys Roman; Adamek decisions Guinn; Mchunu dominates Chambers

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Aug. 3rd, 2013) – The bright lights of boxing’s biggest stage seem to suit Curtis “Showtime” Stevens just fine these days.

For the second time in his last three fights, the Brooklyn middleweight scored a first-round knockout on the NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night Series at Mohegan Sun – the first of three nationally-televised bouts – this time flattening Mexican challenger Saul Roman at the two-minute, 26-second mark of the opening round to capture the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title in the main event of Saturday’s “Three To See” card, co-promoted by Main Events and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports.

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Williams fights to a draw; Perez drops decision

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (Aug. 3rd, 2013) – Hartford, Conn., super featherweight Joseph “Chip” Perez came up short in his quest to rebound from his knockout loss in January while nearby New Haven native Jimmy Williams fought to a draw Saturday on the undercard of the NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night card at Mohegan Sun, co-promoted by Main Events and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports.

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