Top Rank Boxing http://www.toprank.com Top Rank boxing news, event, videos and photo galleries en-us Copyright Top Rank 09-19-2014 03:26:31 60 Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-solo-boxeo-tecate-unimas-rivera-ponomarvev/ Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500 Tapia vs. Bondorvas http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-tapia-vs-bondorvas/ Atlantic City, NJ -  The Jersey Boy, super welterweight contender Glen Tapia of Passiac, N.J., returns to the ring at Bally's Park Place on Saturday, October 4.

Tapia, 21-1 with 13 knockouts, will take on Donatas Bondorvas, 18-5-1, 6 KOs, of Lithuania in the 10 round main event. 

Tapia, 24, is coming off a powerful performance here at Bally's, blasting out Keenan Collin in one round several months ago.

"I want to entertain. This is what I live for, I love boxing. I like being inside the ring more than anything," Tapia said.

Tapia is handled by Pat Lynch, the longtime manager of former superstar champion Arturo Gatti of New Jersey.

The big Top Rank boxing card will include super middleweight contender Jesse 'Hard Work' Hart of Philadelphia. Hart, 14-0 with 11 knockouts, will take on Robert Acevedo, 8-2, 5 KOs, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.

Jesse will have his father - the famous Philadelphia champion Eugene 'Cyclone' Hart - in his corner on fight night. Jesse, 25, is a sensational prospect at 168 pounds. He is a former amateur star, a gold medalist at the 2011 U.S. National Championships and the National Golden Gloves Championships.

Also on the card:

Mikael Zewski, a hard-punching 24-0, 19 KOs welterweight from Trois-Riveres, Canada.

Michael Reed, a 10-0, 6 KO super lightweight from Maryland.

Toka Kahn Clary, a superstar amateur now 12-0-1 as a pro super featherweight from Providence, Rhode Island.

Julian Rodriguez, a dynamic, exciting 5-0, 4 KO super lightweight from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.

Doors open 6:30 pm and the bouts will begin 7 pm local time.

Tickets are $75 VIP ringside and $50.  Tickets may be purchased on Ticketmaster.com

At Bally's Atlantic City, guests can choose their experience from two casinos: Bally's Park Place and the Wild Wild West Casino. With multiple dining destinations including Guy Fieri's Chophouse and Buca di Beppo, four hotel towers, an unrivaled hotel spa, big name entertainment and championship fights, Bally's certainly defines being in The Center of Action.

Bally's is located at the famed address of  Boardwalk and Park Place in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 609 340 2000 or visit www.ballysac.com

For more information:

Top Rank

Lee Samuels  lee@toprank.com  702 732 2717

Ricardo Jimenez  ricardoej@aol.com 909 615 3436

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Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-solo-boxeo-tecate-on-unimas-oct-4-2014/ Unbeaten lightweight Felix Verdejo will return to Orlando Florida to take on Sergio Villanueva of Mexico in an eight round bout on Saturday, October 4.

The bout will headline a Top Rank/ All Star Boxing card that will take place at the Bahia Shrine Auditorium and Events Center. It's the third fight Verdejo has had in this Florida city with a large Puerto Rican community.

UniMas will broadcast the "Solo Boxeo Tecate" telecast live on the East Coast and via tape-delay on the West Coast.

“I am very happy to return to Orlando. This will be my third fight there and feel like I am home with all my fellow countryman in the audience. They make me feel very welcome here, and I want to give them a great fight,” said Verdejo

Verdejo (14-0, 10 KOs) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision over Oscar Bravo Aug. 16 at the Coliseo Hector Sola Bezares in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

It was Verdejo's first scheduled eight-round bout, and while he dominated the action, the Bravo fight fulfilled the purpose of getting Verdejo needed rounds.

Said Verdejo: "I don’t know anything about Villanueva, but I know that Mexican fighters give everything in the ring and will be well-prepared for this bout. My work in the gym will be very important, as I truly believed that to win in the ring, you must put the work in the gym."

Villanueva (26-4-2, 13 KOs), of Tepic, has a faced a handful of prospects and contenders in his last couple of fights.

In his last bout on May 10, Villanueva lost a close 10-round unanimous decision to Rey Bautista. In June of last year, Villanueva was stopped in the seventh round by unbeaten Jose Pedraza. Regardless of Villanueva's recent results, Verdejo is not underestimating his opponent.

Also on the card, Gamalier Rodriguez (24-2-3, 16 KOs) will fight Charlie Serrano (16-4-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Silver Olympic Medalist Esquiva Falcao and Puerto Rican Olympian Jantony Ortiz will also be in action.

Tickets could be purchased at the Bahia Shrine Auditorium and Events Center box office or by calling (407) 660-8811.

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Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-solo-boxeo-tecate-on-unimas-jose-ramirez-fight-for-water-3/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500 Pacquiao vs. Algieri on HBO Pay-Per-View http://www.toprank.com/events/boxing-promotions-pacquiao-vs-algieri-on-hbo-pay-per-view/ LAS VEGAS, NV (August 20, 2014) -- Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAOboxing 's only eight-division world champion, defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against New York's undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERIwho has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia's Star BoxingBanner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao's Cotai Arena.  It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.   

Pacquiao (56-4-3), the Filipino icon, and Algieri (20-0), the scholar fighter, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., will embark on a 27,273-Mile Media Tour, beginning on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao, the 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.

PACQUIAO  vs.  ALGIERI

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA TOUR ITINERARY

(All Times Are Local)

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25 -  2:00 P.M.

Macao Press Conference

The Venetian Macao - Florence Ballroom 2204

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 -  2:00 P.M.

Shanghai Press Conference

Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel - Ballroom C

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 - 1:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Media Day with the San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park in San Francisco

  • Press Conference
  • Ballpark Competition
  • Group Photo Opp with Giants Players
  • VIP Fans Q&A
  • Pregame Ceremony
  • Giants Twitter Takeover

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Private Event

The Venetian Las Vegas

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Dodger Stadium

Manny Pacquiao Throws Out the First Pitch for Dodgers vs. Nationals

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - 11:00 A.M.

Los Angeles Press Conference

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel - Los Angeles Room

2025 Avenue of the Stars

Los Angeles, Calif. 90067

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - 10:30 A.M.

New York Press Conference

Liberty Theater

234 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - 4:00 P.M.

Ringing of the Closing Bell

New York Stock Exchange

 

Details on all the events will be forthcoming via specific alerts.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com, or www.hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook atfacebook.com/trboxingfacebook.com/trboxeo, or facebook.com/hboboxing, and on Twitter attwitter.com/trboxingtwitter.com/trboxeo, or twitter.com/hboboxing.  Use the Hashtag #PacAlgieri to join the conversation on Twitter.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Media):

 

TOP RANK

Lee Samuels:  702-378-1083 / Lee@toprank.com

Ricardo Jimenez:  909-615 -3436 / Ricardoej@aol.com

Fred Sternburg/Pacquiao:  303-548-0707 / TooFred@aol.com

Ed Keenan:  609-399-1330 / Keenan@emcevents.com   

 

STAR BOXING

Dottie Raven:   718-823-2000 / pr@starboxing.com

Bernie Bahrmasel : 773-592-2986 / berniebahrmasel@yahoo.com

 

BANNER PROMOTIONS

Marc Abrams: 856-287-7611 / marc@banner-promotions.com

 

HBO PAY-PER-VIEW

Patrick Byrne:  212-512-1361 / Patrick.Byrne@hbo.com

 

VENETIAN MACAU LIMITED

Mabel Wu: +853 8118 2268 / mabel.wu@sands.com.mo

Carmina Ho: +853 8118 2051 / carmina.ho@sands.com.mo 

 

MEDIA CREDENTIALS

www.toprank.com/credentials

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