News: Elijah McCall Back In Action; Gamboa Signs Cuban Amateur Stars; BBU News

Heavyweight Elijah McCall along with his father will make History again. Elijah will appear on the August 21st card in a Heavyweight Fight. The only difference this time is his father Oliver the current IBA Heavyweight (Continental Belt) Champion will wear the Belt into the ring. Oliver McCall will defend his Continental Belt against Franklin Lawrence of Indianapolis, Indiana the former IBA Heavyweight (Continental Belt) Champion. This 7 bout card featuring 34 scheduled rounds of boxing, promises to be another sell out at The Orleans Hotel and Casino on Friday, August 21st in The Boxing Capital of The World Las Vegas, Nevada..


Ciclon Promotions was created by former Cuban 2004 Olympic Champion and current WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Yuriorkis “El Ciclon”Gamboa (15-0, 13 KO’s) and Miami local boxing promoter Henry Rivalta.

Gamboa which dreamed about being a promoter since arriving in the U.S. in 2007,
this afternoon at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach (Ciclon Promotions)
announced the signing of the latest former Cuban amateur boxing stars breaking into the pro ranks. They are Heavyweight Humberto Savigne, Light Heavyweight Sullivan Barrera and Yuriorkis’s younger brother Jr. Lightweight Yoelvis Gamboa.

Humberto Savigne started boxing in the Cuban system at the age of 11 and has 491 amateur bouts under his belt. He had fought as an amateur for the Cuban boxing team worldwide at 178Lbs. Light Heavyweight Sullivan Barrera which is also a Cuban Amateur veteran with 413 amateur bouts had fought for the Cuban team in the Central American and Caribbean games, and the Pan Am Games. The youngest of the trio Yuriorkis’s 22 year old younger brother Yoelvis Gamboa will be fighting as a Jr. Lightweight, had 79 amateur bouts all inside Cuba.

All three boxers are happy to be here in the states fulfilling there lifelong dream of being professional world champs, and are glad to be the first to sign with Ciclon Promotions.

Baltic Boxing Union news – July 2009

BBU Welterweight title: On the 30th April, one of the finest Russian welterweights around Roman Seliverstov (9-8, 2 KOs) proved once again that his less-than-stellar record says nothing at all about his real abilities. Seliverstov, 32, who easily dominated former world title challenger and former European title holder Michel Trabant (then 43-3-1) in his penultimate fight last July, was too much for Russian-based Andrey “Bazooka” Yeskin (17-6, 12 KOs), 33, stopping him in six bloody rounds. With this victory Seliverstov captured the vacant Baltic Boxing Union welterweight title to see his hand raised in the air by Mr. Alexey Sukachev, who worked as the BBU supervisor of the main event. Seliverstov-Yeskin championship collision headlined a nice-packed little show, promoted by the former welterweight contender-turned-promoter Sergey Stepkin and by the Union Boxing Management.

The boxing card contained in total seven professional boxing fights. Lots of renowned persons in Russian boxing community have visited this event and it has also been highlighted with political beau monde of the capital.

BBU International Light Heavyweight title: Late on the 31st May evening there was a fight for vacant BBU International title fight at Light Heavyweight division at Warka, Poland. Local hero Pawel Glazewski (POL) was facing experienced late-sub Martins Kukuls (LAT) at fight which was scheduled for 6 rounds. After quite close early rounds Glazewski started to press more his foe and during the end of fourth round and fifth round brave Latvian boxer was badly punished before the referee stopped the contest. With victory Glazewski improved to 5-0 with 3 KOs. The show was promoted by Tomasz Babilonski and his Babilon Promotions. After this title fight Glazewski has won also one non-title bout and is now 6-0 (3 KO).

Upcoming Baltic Boxing Union title fight

BBU Light Heavyweight title: There will be a big pro boxing show at Moscow Russia on the 2nd July. The card will be promoted be internationally well-known Russian TOP promoter German Titov. One of four title bouts on the card is the fight for BBU Light Heavyweight title.

The BBU 175lb belt is up for grabs by either current Russian light heavyweight titleholder, 24 years old, Vasily Lepikhin (6-0, 4 KOs) or 25 years old undefeated Samara-based Russian Roman Simakov (6-0-1, 4 KOs). Lepikhin is ranked currently as the #6 and Simakov as the #17 place at BBU Baltic Rankings. Both fighters are the members of the stable led by German Titov.

In the main event of the show there will be a clash between Grigory Drozd and Darnell Wilson for three different Cruiserweight titles. Also a German Titov´s stable newcomer Beijing Olympic Super Heavyweight Bronze medallist Vyacheslav Glazkov will make his pro debut at this special show.

Other BBU news:

* The updated BBU Baltic Rankings will be published on Saturday 4th July. To check out the Ranking situation on April, please visit at down of page .
* One change for rules concerning BBU International title fights since 1.7.2009: The defense period for BBU International Championship is 6 (six) months. This new rule will run for the new champions, not for already reigning BBU International Champs.

How to contact BBU:

Please remember that Baltic Boxing Union is always looking for new co-operation partners from our working area at Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. As known our title fights are cheap, reliable and easy to arrange and they will always give significant experience for boxers and also a new boost for champion´s career.

If you are interested to get either BBU Championship title fight (8 or 10 rounds) or BBU International Championship fight (6 or 8 rounds) to give more meaning for your show or if you are interested to know how your boxer can challenge the reigning BBU champion please visit our web pages at ( for more information and contact BBU Board (