NEW YORK CITY (September 26 2012) – Staten Island light heavyweight Marcus Browne, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, has signed with the most powerful advisor in boxing, Al Haymon. Browne was the first Atlas Cops & Kids Boxing Program product to compete in the Olympic Games. Browne is a two-time National PAL champion and 2012 USA Boxing National gold medalist who is trained by Gary Stark at the Park Hill Boxing Club.
Haymon has also signed Browne’s 2012 U.S. Boxing teammates Terrell Gausha, Dominic Breazeale, Rau’shee Warren and Errol Spence Jr. Haymon’s client list includes Floyd Mayweather Jr., Andre Berto, Adrien Broner, Austin Trout, Peter Quillin, Gary Russell Jr., and Chris Arreola, among the more notables.
The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by renowned boxing trainer and television analyst, Teddy Atlas, in his father’s memory. The Atlas Cops & Kids Boxing Program presently operates two gyms, in Park Hill, Staten Island, East Flatbush in Brooklyn and plans to open two more in the Berry Houses in Staten Island, and in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
“The boxing program is needed for wayward kids with little or no direction,” Atlas continued. “Our gyms give them a place to go for hope; building confidence and making them feel better about themselves. They get the tools there that they need to grow-up and become productive people. It is an important, valuable alternative to violence, crime and drugs. That’s what boxing does like no other sport. It helps kids find themselves. Not only do they discover things that they didn’t know were available to them, they gain pride and confidence in themselves. Our program is a platform for them to have dignity. The Dr. Atlas Foundation has been helping needy people with medical expenses, relocation assistance, and for other areas like that. But violence is a sickness and we’re helping to prevent that with our gyms. I agreed to absorb the boxing program with a twist – education components had to be part of it. We established behavioral rules and conduct with disciplinary consequences. The kids have to keep their grades up if they want to train. Pat Russo did a great job as the PAL boxing program director and he’s continuing to do a great job as the director of our program.”
For more information go online to http://www.dratlasfoundation.com/boxingclubs.html or call 718.980.7037.
APB star Shin donates signing bonus to AIBA’s Development programs
Lausanne, Switzerland, 26 September 2012 – Jonghun Shin, the AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 silver medallist from Korea, has announced his intention to donate his AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) signing bonus to AIBA’s Development programs for young boxers.
Passionate about his beloved sport, Shin wanted to give something back and decided that this was the best way to do so. He stated, “This small token is to express my passion and love for boxing, and be able to help for the future boxing development. This idea strengthens me to get ready for Incheon Asian Games in two years, and Rio Olympic Games in 2016”.
He also added, “I really appreciate my parents and coaches who have supported this idea and I hope this donation will help those who need the support to become future boxing Champions”. With this gesture, the young Shin is sure to earn a whole new legion of fans.
Shin came to the London 2012 Olympic Games as the second seeded Light Flyweight (46-49kg) boxer and had high hopes of making an impact on the biggest stage of all. However his Olympic dream was shattered by the in-form Aleksandar Aleksandrov from Bulgaria as Shin was defeated in the round of 16. At 23 years old, the South Korean, who signed for APB before the Games, will now begin his road to redemption as he targets success at the Rio 2016 Games.
The humble Shin expressed that “(he) realized through his London experience that he has still much to learn in order to establish himself as one of the big stars of the world boxing, however (his) aim is to repay those who have shown him continued support”.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM, EL SAN JUAN RESORT & CASINO, ISLA VERDE, CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO
(World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino Title 112lbs – 12 Rounds)
RONALD RAMOS – 111.8lbs. VS. MCWILLIAMS ARROYO – 111.7lbs.
San Onofre, Colombia (32-10-3, 17 KOs) Fajardo, Puerto Rico (12-1, 10 KOs)
(WBO Female Championship 108lbs – 10 Rounds)
MARISOL MIRANDA – 108lbs. VS. YESICA BOPP – 106lbs.
Orlando, Florida (5-4, 1 KOs) Buenos Aires, Argentina (21-0, 9 KOs)
(116lbs – 10 Rounds)
JOSÉ LÓPEZ – 116lbs. (2nd attempt) VS. MCJOE ARROYO – 115lbs.
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico (38-10-2, 32 KOs) Fajardo, Puerto Rico (10-0, 5 KOs)
(131lbs – 4 Rounds)
HIPÓLITO RIVERA – 131lbs. VS. PEDRO VICENTE – 129lbs.
San Juan, Puerto Rico (1-4, 1 KOs) Mayagüez, Puerto Rico (1-0)
(135lbs – 4 Rounds)
EFRAÍN CRUZ – 134lbs. VS. JESÚS PASTRANA – 135lbs.
San Juan, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1 KOs) San Juan, Puerto Rico (2-1, 1 KOs)
(150lbs – 4 Rounds)
HAROLD CARTAGENA – 150lbs. VS. PABLO DE JESÚS – 150lbs.
Salinas, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1 KOs) San Juan, Puerto Rico (2-0, 2 KOs)
(140lbs – 4 Rounds)
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ – 140lbs. VS. ANTHONY MERCADO – 139lbs.
Corozal, Puerto Rico (Debut) Patillas, Puerto Rico (Debut)