GH3 Promotions has signed former world title challenger and middleweight contender Dominic Wade to a Promotional deal.
Wade, 28 years-old of Largo, Maryland has a record of 18-1 with 12 knockouts.
Wade was a four-time Junior Olympic Champion and a participant in the 2007 Olympic Boxing Trials.
He turned professional on March 14, 2009 with a 1st round stoppage over undefeated Chris Davis (3-0). Wade climbed up the rankings with victories over Michael Faulk (2-0), Grover Young (4-0), Nick Brinson (16-1-2) and former world champion Sam Soliman.
Those wins catapulted Wade to face unified Middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin on April 23, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Wade suffered his only professional defeat in that fight, and has not fought since the world title opportunity.
“I am excited to get back in the ring, and the show the world what I got. I will get back to the top of the rankings, and do it better, and more proper this time.” said Wade.
“It is time to show the world that I am back. I want to take my time until the big fights come up. I can see me in fights against Canelo Alvarez, Golvkin, Daniel Jacobs, Jermall Charlo, Demetrius Andrade or any of the other top middleweights out there. I feel that after a couple of fights, I will be up there with the top names in the division. I am just excited to do my thing. I got to the top of the rankings with just natural talent. Now I have a good team behind me with GH3 Promotions, I have a great work ethic, and I am back with my original trainer Adrian Davis. I feel the best is still ahead of me.”
“I feel that we can get Dominic back to the top really soon. I plan to have him fight November 17th in Indiana, then I want to bring him back in December in New Jersey, and a 3rd fight in January, that will get him in a fight that will get him in position. He has always had the talent, now he is with us, and we will have him on a schedule to get him back in the rankings, and eventually another world title shot,” said Vito Mielnicki of GH3 Promotions.
The Underground Showdown returns to Buckhead Fight Club, presented by Holmes Entertainment. This will be an action packed night of pro boxing, and promoter Mark Holmes is making good on his promise to keep local fighters in the spotlight. “We had a great night of fights on September 15, and we’re back again, with even better fights,” he said. “This is where the future of boxing begins, getting local fighters in the ring and getting them their start.” Terri Moss, show producer, echoed Mark Holmes enthusiasm. “This is the hottest boxing card in Atlanta, with some really super talented prospects. Believe me- these fighters are young and hungry, and ready to put on a show.”
Underground Showdown 4 is stacked with exciting bouts, and the fighters are ready to battle it out in front of local fans. Scheduled to appear are: super middleweight Eric Moon, Marietta, GA, (8-1). in a ten round main event against Pablo Muinguia, Mexico, (21-11); featherweight Roxberg Patrick Riley, Dallas, GA, (12-1) against Donnie Reeves, Michigan, (3-3), 6 rounds; welterweight Jesus Almonte, Atlanta, GA, (4-0-1) against Gheith Muhammad, Michigan, (4-0), 6 rounds; featherweight Deonte Brown, Atlanta, GA, (3-0); junior feathwerweight Abel Aparicio, Atlanta, GA, (1-0), 4 Rounds; light middleweight Antonio Todd (2-0) Georgia vs. TBA, 4 rounds; cruiserweight Andy Williams, Georgia, pro debut; 4 rounds; light welterweight Christian White, Michigan, (2-0); 4 rounds, weltereight Roddriccus Livsey, 2-0, Georgia; 4 rounds; light welterweight Carltavius Jones, (2-1), Georgia; 4 rounds; light heavyweight Steve Hall, Georgia, (1-0), 4 rounds; cruiserweight Johnnie Langston, Florida, (4-0), 4 rounds; and 4 rounds, 175 lbs. Darryl Jones, Florida, (0-1).
Doors open 6 PM Saturday, December 8 at Buckhead Fight Club/Atlanta Art of Boxing, 3293 Buford Hwy. NE #500, with first bell at 7 PM Sharp. Tickets are available now at Buckhead Fight Club
Boston Boxing Promotions has announced that Springfield, Massachusetts’ Anthony Velazquez (3-0, 3 KO’s) will return to Windham on Thanksgiving Eve, November 21st at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center for a four-round welterweight fight against Philadelphia’s Demetris Williams in the most stern test of Velazquez’s young career.
Velazquez made his pro debut in January of this year in Windham at the first ever Boston Boxing Promotions event in New Hampshire. He scored a first round TKO and became an instant fan favorite.
“I’m excited to come back to Windham,” said an enthusiastic Velazquez. “I felt the love from the fans when I made my pro debut and when I came back and attended a show at the Castleton. I can’t wait to be back in the ring.”
Demetris Williams is a battle tested veteran from the fighting city of Philadelphia, earning victory in his hometown’s infamous 2300 Arena – known to 90’s wrestling fans as the “ECW Arena.” He is a personal trainer by day and represents the best pure athlete Velazquez has been in the ring with through this point of his career.
“I’m from Philadelphia, where we were born and trained to fight,” said Williams. “So, I fight.”
Velazquez joins Liz Humphries, who makes her pro debut the same night against Revere’s Kim Wabik, as the second of two Springfield residents on the show. Also already announced as part of the fights that night, Haverhill’s Brendon Simonds takes on Vermont’s Andre Belcarris in a four-round welterweight fight, Billerica’s John Ortolani takes on New York’s Ian Beatease in a four-round super welterweight fight, and Maine’s Jon “Rumble” Webster meets New Jersey’s Tolan Tascoe in a four-round middleweight fight.
Tickets for the November 21, 2018 Thanksgiving Eve Boxing event in Windham, NH are on sale now at www.BoxingNH.com.
Boston Boxing Promotions was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to the resurgence of professional boxingat the regional level, particularly in the New England area. Since that time, it has presented professional boxing events in places like Boston, Cape Cod, New Hampshire and New Bedford.