Edvis Galloway is driven by a recurring dream where he is jumping rope in front of 50,000 fans, Floyd Mayweather Jr is training him, and the late cutman Rafael Garcia is wiping sweat and encouraging him. Galloway’s dad stands nearby, smiling and giving his son full approval for the hard work he is doing. The dream motivates Galloway to use boxing to become a champion and re-unite family.
In 2002, a young Galloway made a trip to Chicago, Illinois to see his father for the third time in his life. Galloway’s father took his son to a Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight party hosted by former NBA referee Joey Crawford. Galloway’s father proudly introduced Edvis as his son to friends, but it was the way the attendees and his father were so into boxing that inspired Galloway to become a boxer. “I was so happy how my dad introduced me to his friends at the party but watching how they were all so into boxing, Mike Tyson, and the fight just moved me. As soon as I got home from the trip, I told my mom I wanted to box. Ever since then every time I get into the ring, I think everyone is here to see me. I also think if this is the way to bring my family together then I’m gonna keep doing it bigger and better every time. My dad came from Chicago for my pro debut and Roy Jones Jr. was there. The people were going crazy, so I had a great debut. They might not have been there for me, but they knew me after,” said an excited Edvis Galloway.
Galloway 1-0 (1 KO) is dedicated to becoming a world champion. He is working full time with legendary trainer Don Turner. Turner runs a no-nonsense training camp which requires Galloway to be away from home for months at a time. Galloway wakes up early to complete a long morning run before a mandatory breakfast is served at 8 AM sharp. “If you are late, you don’t eat,” said Galloway. Galloway gets a short break and then trains until lunch is served promptly at noon. After lunch, they get a break where they have limited access to the internet, and then they are right back to training. “I am to the point now where I eat, sleep, and shit boxing. I love it so much I’m to the point where I don’t want to go home for too long and I spend my free time shadow boxing, thinking boxing strategy, and focusing on my dream. All work from me. On September 29th, I’m treating my opponent like he is the best in the world. I am on the bottom rung of the ladder, so I have a lot to prove. All hands on deck September 29th. HOD baby. I have a lot to prove and do!” …Edvis Galloway.
Chordale Booker Brings “The Gift” To Charlotte On Sept 29th
Chordale “The Gift” Booker has been given a second chance in life, and he doesn’t want to waste it on himself. Booker is committed to raising his brand awareness and helping others. He understands the only way to do that is by staying busy and seizing opportunities in as many places as possible. When the undefeated rising PBC star was offered a fight in North Carolina, Booker was more than excited to bring his gift to the Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions’ September 29th card at The Extravaganza Events Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Booker 12-0 (6 KO’s) will be fighting for the fifth time in 2018. Booker’s most recent fight was a hard-fought split decision win over a very game Ve Shawn Owens. The fight took place September 8th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on the undercard of the Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia WBC championship fight. Ask Booker about his busy schedule, and he is a little disappointed. “I’d like to be busier than what I am. I’d like more. I want to be in a better place when it comes to boxing being able to fight top guys at 154 and 160. I don’t want to waste a lot of time-fighting guys who aren’t challenging or can’t get me to the top level. I want to keep fighting and stay busy until I can fight guys who have big names or who I can get on TV against, so I can beat them and show people I am that good,” says Booker.
Booker had a superb amateur boxing career, and he caught the eye of Premier Boxing Champions. Since turning pro, he has been fighting on the PBC platform. In his sixth professional fight against Moshea Aleem, Booker fought on national TV. Before the bright lights and boxing, a teenage Booker faced some serious legal troubles. Booker was able to overcome the legal troubles and has dedicated his life to boxing and helping others. Booker’s life is well chronicled in the popular documentary titled “The Boxer.” “I know I am blessed. I have a second chance, and I’m not going to waste it. I want to do things and give back. I’m going to use my second chance and make sure it is spent helping people and not just for myself,” said Booker.
Booker spends his life as a boxer and a trainer at Revolution Training gym in Stamford, CT. He trains and coaches the youth group in his community. He is currently working to create his own foundation which will provide the youth with various opportunities to succeed. Booker’s message to all young people is to take advantage of your youth. “The sky is the limit for them because they have youth on their side. They can take advantage of being young and fearless and set their own limits,” says Booker.
Booker, who was a member of the only championship team at Stamford High (Basketball 2009), wants as many people as possible to learn his story and understand who he is, what he has been through, that he is human like everyone else, and he has to deal with his own ups and downs.
Booker is excited to fight in Charlotte, North Carolina so fans can experience “The Gift.” “Fans in North Carolina come and meet a young, explosive guy on the rise. You can say you saw me first or you met me when, because I’m going to be on top. I’m going to be a world champion. I’m going to be the next great fighter!”…Chrodale “The Gift” Booker.
Lei’D Tapa Says Expect A Knockout September 29th
Lei’D Tapa is confident, not cocky. She challenges herself to focus on her training and how to best execute her coach’s plan which is to go in the ring, fight, and knock out her opponent. She is well prepared so Lei’D Tapa can confidently say, “Expect a knockout September 29th on the Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions’ card!”
Lei’D Tapa A.K.A. Seini Draugh 2-0 (2 KO’s) is the “Queen of The Rings.” Lei’D Tapa has mastered wrestling, MMA, and now boxing. A star volleyball and basketball player in high school, Lei’D Tapa accepted a scholarship to play volleyball in college. After completing college, she played professional women’s football. While Lei’D Tapa loved playing football, she weighed the risk-reward on her body and decided to ask her famous wrestling uncle known as “The Barbarian” how to get into wrestling. The rest is history as Lei’D Tapa became famous wrestling on Impact and WWE shows
Lei’D Tapa’s love for combat sports has led her to compete in multiple sports. She recently won a Jijitsu tournament in Las Vegas. A lack of opponents in the MMA heavyweight division has forced her to primarily compete in boxing, so she is grateful to Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions for finding her an opponent and having her on the September 29th card.
Lei’D Tapa, who is of Tsonga descent, is driven to inspire others and in boxing, she wants to bring glamour and recognition to the women’s heavyweight division so the next generation of females can have more options. Lei’D Tapa wants all females to live by her mantra: “To be you and be great. Be the best you can be because it will lead you to achieve your greatness,”…Lei’D Tapa.
On September 29th, Lei’D Tapa will compete inside the boxing ring on the Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions’ card. She will be ready to go. Fans can expect a knockout and a “Surprise” ring entrance that will be out of this world.
Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions presents a night of powerful professional boxing Saturday, September 29, 2018, at The Extravaganza located at 1610 N Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC. Doors open at 5:30 PM. First Fight at 6:30 PM.
This must-see event will have an added punch when United States Military rivalries are renewed and nasty rivals JacQuan “Da King” Townes and Miree “The Pink Panther” Coleman do battle in a fight billed “Marine vs. Army” for the WBF Cruiserweight Silver International title.
Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions’ September 29th card will also include WBL Super-Middleweight title fight featuring undefeated KO artist David “GOD’s Warrior” Griffith. Stay tuned to Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions’ Social Media for detailed updates.
Tickets to the Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions event are priced at $40 for General Admission and $60 for Ringside/VIP. Tickets are available online by going to https://bit.ly/2CZxUSm – Tickets can also be purchased by calling (980) 230-5059