WORLD RANKED MIDDLEWEIGHT ALANTEZ FOX EARNS DOMINANT VICTORY ON WBO CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT EVENT IN PUERTO RICO
YENIFEL VICENTE SCORES IMPRESSIVE KNOCKOUT ON UNDERCARD
New York, NY (October 30, 2019) On Saturday, October 26, world-ranked middleweight contender Alantez “SlyAza” Fox, of Upper Marlboro, MD, improved to 26-1-1 (12 KOs) competing on the “WBO Champions Tournament” event held at Cancha Ruben Zayas Montanez, in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.
Earning his third straight victory since a decision loss to Demetrius Andrade in 2017 and subsequent shoulder surgery, Fox defeated Argentinean southpaw Bruno “El Zar” Romay, from Buenos Aires, via unanimous decision. Stalking Romay from the outset, jabbing and banging away at the midsection, the 6-foot-4 Fox doubled Romay over with a right hook to the body near the end of round one and dropped him with a combination. Fox then outboxed Romay for the remaining seven rounds en route to adding another win to his ledger on scores of 80-71, 79-71, and 79-72.
With the victory, the 27-year-old Fox, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and ranked #2 by the WBO, took another step toward securing a shot at the WBO middleweight championship.
Tomorrow night, October 26, Alantez “SlyAza” Fox (25-1-1, 12 KOs), of Upper Marlboro, MD, returns to the ring in an eight-round middleweight clash against Bruno “El Zar” Romay (21-7, 18 KOs), of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the “WBO Champions Tournament” held at Cancha Ruben Zayas Montanez, in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.
Ranked #2 in the division by the WBO, the 27-year-old Fox weighed in at 164 pounds today while Romay tipped the scales at 162 pounds.
Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Fox stated about the fight against Romay, “I am honored to be fighting on the WBO Champions Tournament card in Puerto Rico and look forward to putting on an extraordinary performance, taking another step toward the WBO middleweight title.”
Fox has won two fights in a row since suffering the only loss in his career, challenging world champion Demetrius Andrade on October 21, 2017. Most recently, Fox stopped Nick Brinson in the sixth round on May 18, in Washington, D.C.
“We’re happy that Alantez is competing on this special WBO Champions Tournament event in Puerto Rico,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Fox is one of the best fighters at middleweight and is feared by many because of his talent, height and reach. It’s great to keep him busy until he secures his next title shot.”
Stated Fox manager Mike Borao, “Alantez Fox is one of the most avoided boxers in his division, but I am confident that he will get his title opportunity early next year and make the best of it.”
Former world title challenger Felix Diaz and super bantamweight contender Yenifel Vicente will also compete on this event. Diaz (20-3, 10 KOs), of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, who has added two knockout victories to his record earlier this year, will face off against Mexican heavy-hitter Dario Ferman (18-6, 15 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout. Dominican Yenifel Vicente, a former WBO Latino titlist, is determined to rebound from his decision defeat to Tramaine Williams on July 27, contesting for the WBO NABO 122-pound title. Vicente (35-4-2, 27 KOs), who had scored 10 consecutive knockouts prior to the Williams bout, will be looking to start a new knockout streak against Mexican Victor Ruiz (23-10, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout.
Undefeated Heavyweight Norman Neely in action on Saturday Night in Reading, PA
Neely to take on fellow undefeated D’Angelo Swaby
Nutley, NJ (October 25, 2019) – GH3 Promotions undefeated Heavyweight prospect Nprman Neely will look for his 4th victory when he takes on fellow undefeated D’Angelo Swaby in a four-round bout on Saturday night at The Santander Arena in Reading, Pa.
The bout will take place on the non-televised portion of a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION that will be headlined by junior middleweight’s Erickson Lubin and Nathaniel Gallimore,
Neely of Paterson, New Jersey has won all three of his bouts via knockout, and the 29 year-old will look for his fourth win in six-months.
“I started boxing at the age of 14, and had an amateur record of 57-6,” said Neely. “I was number-one in the United States and won five national titles and six local tournaments.”
The success of his amateur career led him to an invite to the camp of then reigning heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Neely had some out of the ring issues that forced him to be away from the sport for about nine years, and now he is back looking to fulfill the promise that many had for Neely.
‘”Everything is good now, I am in good condition, and I am looking to put on an exciting show on Saturday.”
Neely turned pro on April 27th with a 4th round stoppage over Lamar Lewis. He then followed that up with a 1st round stoppage over Kendrick Houston. In his last bout, Neely stopped Kwame benson in two round on August 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Neely, who describes himself as a boxer-puncher, said he does not know anything on The Bahamian Swaby.
“I am getting back to where I was when I stopped. I am hungry. When people see me they will see that I am a different type of heavyweight. I have comeback to take over. What is changed about me now is that I have my man strength now. When I was an amateur, I was known more for my speed, and now I have added power. I still have learning to do, but I feel great and there is room for improvement. On Saturday night, fans will see a creative heavyweight.”