Brandon Bennett vs Jonathan Maicelo Headlines Aug. 28 King’s Promotions Card



Washington, DC (July 27, 2015) On Friday night, August 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC, King’s Promotions will present a spectacular night of boxing that will feature some of the best talent in the United States.

In the main event, Brandon Bennett will square off with former world title challenger Jonathan Maicelo in a Lightweight bout scheduled for 10-rounds.

Bennett of Cincinnati, OH has a record of 19-1 with 8 knockouts.  The 27 year-old has been a professional for seven years and won his first 16 bouts which included a win over John Nater (9-1).   Since suffering his only defeat, Bennett has won three in a row which has been highlighted with a with a win over previously undefeated Rodney Pierre-Paul (7-0) and his last bout when he stopped Rondale Hubbert (10-1-1) in three rounds on May 29 in Philadelphia.

Maicelo of North Bergen, NJ has a record of 21-2 with 12 knockouts.  He began his career in his native Peru in 2005.  He racked up 17 wins and in the process won the WBC Latino Lightweight title and the WBA Fedecentro Lightweight title.  He has wins over former world title challengers Daniel Attah and Fernando Angulo and also has a win over Art Hovhannisyan.  In his last bout, Maicelo lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Darleys Perez for the Interim WBA Lightweight championship on January 9 in Santa Ynez, California.

An outstanding undercard is being assembled that will feature some of the best prospects in the county that will also have a local flavor.

Scheduled to appear In 10-round bouts: (all opponents will be named shortly)

Super Middleweight Phil Jackson Benson (15-2, 14 KO’s); 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH in a Lightweight bout and Robert Easter (14-0, 11 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH in a Lightweight bout.

In 8-round Bouts:

Demond Nicholson (13-1, 13 KO’s) of Laurel, MD in a Middleweight bout; David Grayton (11-0, 8 KO’s) of Washington, DC in a Welterweight bout; Immanuwel Aleem (13-0, 9 KO’s) of Richmond, VA in a Middleweight fight.

In 6-round bouts:

Lightweight Patrick Harris (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Hyattsville, MD.; Kareem Martin (5-0-1, 3 KO’s) of Washington, DC. in a Welterweight bout; 2012 U.S. Olympian Raynell Williams (8-0, 4 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH. in a Lightweight bout; Jamontay Clark (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH in a Welterweight bout and Leo Hall (6-0, 6 KO’s) of Detroit, MI. in a Light Heavyweight bout.

Tickets are on sale for $100 (Front Row); $75 (Ringside) $50 (General Admission) by calling 301-899-2430 or by logging on to

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Weights from Santa Ynez “Friday Night Fights”



Jonathan Maicelo 135 vs. Darleys Perez 133
WBA Interim Lightweight Championship
Francisco Santana  145 vs. Kendal Mena  147
Roman Morales 121 vs. Ernesto Guerrero 119
Manuel Romero 136 vs. Carlos Gonzales 140
Aaron Kinch 253 vs. Jerrell Miller 281
Paula Estrada 106 vs. Kayana Rain 108
Maria Suarez 109 vs. Jolene Blackshear 110


Francisco Santana vs.. Kendal Mena
WBA International Championship


Ernesto Guerrero vs. Roman Morales


Manuel Romero vs. Carlos Gonzalez


Jerrell Miller vs. Aaron Kinch


Paula Estrada vs. Kayana Rain


Maria Saurez vs. Jolene Blackshear
The ESPN “Friday Night Fights” telecast begins Friday January 9, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST from the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. 
Tickets priced $35, $50, $65, $85, and $95 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Chumash Casino Box office or online at HERE.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M, first fight starts at 5:30 P.M.

ESPN “Friday Night Fights” Jan. 9th Undercard Announced

SANTA, YNEZ (January 5, 2015) – Gary Shaw Productions welterweight contender, Francisco Santana (21-3-1, 10 KOs) has a new opponent for this Fridays “ESPN Friday Night Fights” show at the Chumash Casino. Santana will now face undefeated prospect Kendal Mena (20-0, 11 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Santana vs. Mena, a 10-round bout, will serve as the co-feature to the 12-round main event featuring WBA Interim lightweight champion Darleys Perez (31-1, 20 KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs).

After an impressive win against Eddie Gomez (17-1, 10 KOs) at super-welterweight earlier this year, Santana feels he has the talent to become something special in the welterweight division.

“I was supposed to fight Sebastian Lujan and then Randall Bailey but both bouts fell out,” said Francisco Santana. “Now I’m fighting Mena who is undefeated, which is a fight I’m looking forward to. A win against Mena will be a nice nod on my record. I’m moving down to 147 for this fight. I know I can make some noise in the welterweight division. Gary Shaw, who is a man of his word, has promised me some big fights, so I’m going to do my best to perform to my best ability.”

“Santana is a throwback fighter and he’s willing to fight anyone to get to the top.” said Gary Shaw. “Mena is undefeated but I believe Santana has what it takes to come out on top. My undefeated featherweight sensation, Roman Morales, will be making his 2015 debut on this card as well. It’s gong to be a great show and I’m expecting a night filled with exciting fights.”


8-Round Featherweight Bout
Roman Morales (18-0, 9 KOs) vs. Ernesto Guerrero (15-14, 10 KOs)

6-Round Heavyweight Bout
Jarrell Miller (10-0-1, 9 KOs) vs. Aaron Kinch (5-3-2, 1 KO)

6-Round Female Attraction
Maria Suarez (8-1-1) vs. Jolene Blackshear (9-5, 4 KOs)

4-Round Featherweight Bout
Manuel Romero (0-2-2) vs. Oscar Rojas (0-1)

4-Round Female Attraction
Paula Estrada (0-1) vs. Kayana Rain (Pro Debut)

8-Round Heavyweight Bout
Mike Perez (20-1-1, 12 KOs) vs. TBA

The ESPN “Friday Night Fights” telecast begins Friday January 9, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST from the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. Tickets priced $35, $50, $65, $85, and $95 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Chumash Casino Box office or online at HERE. Doors open at 5:00 P.M, first fight starts at 5:30 P.M.