Toney-Wilson headlines “Expressway Jam”


BOSTON (May 31, 2005) – Veteran boxer Rodney Toney (26-4-4, 16 KOs), inactive for the past 2½ years, starts his comeback bid by headlining “Expressway Jam” Friday night (June 3) against Jameel “Black Gold” Wilson (13-9-2, 8 KOs) at Freeport Hall (IBEW) in Dorchester (MA). Boston-native Toney, cousin of multiple world champion James Toney, is in a crossroads fight..

The former California State light heavyweight champion holds a win against former IBF super middleweight champion Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer and fought ex-WBA middleweight title-holder William Joppy to a draw. Rodney is matched against battle-tested Wilson, fighting out of Philadelphia, in the eight-round main event.

“We believe in Rodney Toney and that’s why he’s headlining our second promotion,” NER president Rick Brutti said. “Luis Hernandez was the star of our first show in Lowell and we wanted to bring him right back. Our undercard has some very entertaining matches and some of this area’s most promising and popular prospects.”

2000 Ecuadorian Olympian Luis Hernandez (12-2, 6 KOs) is scheduled to fight upset-specialist Darien Ford (10-10, 4 KOs) in the six-round co-feature. Hernandez is coming off of a stunning second-round knockout of Robert Kamya. Ford’s career is highlighted by his 2004 victory against former IBF light welterweight champion Charles “The Natural” Murray.

The undercard is supported by four-round bouts pitting lrish middleweight John Paul Keane (1-0, 1 KO), fighting out of Dorchester, versus Tito Berrocales (pro debut), of Manchester (NH); undefeated Connecticut featherweight “Machine Gun” Mike Oliver (7-0, 4 Kos) against Joey “Mundo” Ortega, of Lowell (MA); super middleweight Jose “Stinger” Medina (7-4, 2 KOs) squares off with James Shedrick (2-1, 1 KO), of Philadelphia; former U.S. Marines boxer Gerry Grealish (1-0, 1 KO), of Dorchester, tangles with junior middleweight Lambert Viel (pro debut), of Winston-Salem (NC); Boston Police officer Tyrone Smith (3-0-1, 1 KO) faces Harold Rodriguez, of Taunton. All bouts and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets are priced at $100.00 for (VIP & ringside), $50,00 (reserved), and $30.00 general admission. Tickets may be ordered by going to and will be on sale at the doors the night of the show. Doors open at 6 pm., first bout at 7:30 pm.

NER Promotions is a division of New England Ringside whose boxing interests also include a monthly magazine, weekly radio show (Thursday, 6-8 pm ET on WWZN 1510AM The Zone), and popular web site ( For more information about NER Promotions,
New England Ringside or advertising/sponsorship inquires visit its web site or call 781.932.1190.

“Expressway Jam” will be taped live and shown at a later date on the Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN). Ringside announcers will be Ted Bodenrader and Mark Vaz.

NER radio show trifecta

“Expressway Jam” talk Thursday & Friday evening, Jose Sulaiman Saturday night

BOSTON (May 31, 2005) – For the first time the New England Ringside radio show will be broadcast three consecutive nights: Thursday live from Pizano Café (820 Morrissey Blvd.) in Dorchester for the official weigh-in for Friday night’s “Expressway Jam,” Friday at the pro boxing show in Freeport Hall (Dorchester) and Saturday from the Woburn studio.

“Expressway Jam” is promoted by NER Promotions, a division of New England Ringside.
Fighters such as Rodney Toney, Luis Hernandez, Tyrone Smith, John Paul Keane and others will be on hand to talk about their matches. Thursday’s two-hour New England Ringside Boxing Radio Show – hosted by Ted Bodenrader, Anthony Pepe, Rick Brutti and Joe Bills – airs between 6-8 PM/ET on Boston’s Boxing Station, The Zone (1510 AM).

Friday evening’s special show will be broadcast live from “Expressway Jam” with a wide variety of people the local boxing community on air from 6-8 PM Friday night.

Saturday night’s show, broadcast weekly between 7-9 PM/ET, features World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman. NER radio show hosts Bill Skog, “Irish” Pat Kelley, “Dynamite” Danny Sheehan and Jeff “HellRaza” Fraza will also review “Expressway Jam.”

All three shows can be heard live on WWZN 1510 The Zone, as well as on the Internet by going to

New England Ringside also hosts a popular web site, publishes a monthly magazine, and owns Fightography (sells classic boxing pictures). For more information about New England Ringside call 781.932.1190 or go on line to