Zab Judah Headlines The Space at Westbury on Sept. 10

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On Thursday, September 10, promoter Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions and Super Judah Promotions, in association with GH3 Promotions and David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions, will continue GCP’s “Championship Boxing” series with a world-class event, once again at The Space at Westbury in Westbury, New York.
 
In the night’s 10-round super lightweight main event, five-time world champion and former Undisputed World Welterweight Champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, will face Florida, via Barranquilla, Colombia’s Hevinson Herrera (18-11-1, 12 KOs).
 
This will be Judah’s first fight under his new GCP co-promotional banner. The charismatic former champion will be looking to get back into the mix of the world’s best in the division with an impressive victory.   
 
In the co-main event, women’s multiple-time world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (24-1, 18 KOs) of Brooklyn will face South Carolina’s Angel Gladney (8-11, 6 KOs) in a lightweight six-rounder.
 
Tickets are priced at Golden Ringside: $150, Ringside: $125 and General Admission: $60 and are available at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, thespaceatwestbury.com, the Space at Westbury Box Office: 516.283.5566, or by calling the GCP office: 212.851.6425.
 
And in the main supporting bouts, Queens, New York’s “Mean” Joe Greene (26-1, 17 KOs) continues his assault on the middleweight division with his second bout in two months, this one a six-round super middleweight battle vs. TBA.
 
Also, popular New York junior middleweight Tommy “The Razor” Rainone (23-6, 5 KOs) will go six rounds against Mexico’s Francisco Javier Reza (14-14, 11 KOs); while notable contender Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez (13-0-1, 4 KOs) of Las Vegas will go six in the super lightweight division against TBA.   
 
On the undercard, Miami’s Steve Geffrard (12-2, 7 KOs) will look to continue his 12-fight winning streak against Newark’s Cory Cummings (18-9, 13 KOs) in a light heavyweight 8-rounder; New York’s Dave Meloni (3-1, 1 KO) will take on Cincinatti’s 17-fight veteran Micah Branch in a super featherweight four; undefeated super featherweight Bienvenido Diaz (2-0, 2 KOs) of Prospect Park, New Jersey, via the Dominican will face Benjamin Burgos (2-12) of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, over four or less rounds; and Philadelphia’s Samuel Teah (6-1, 2 KOs) will go four super lightweight rounds against Newark’s Rashad Bogar (4-­5-1, 2 KOs).
                                                                                         
“I am excited to be working with Zab Judah and David Schuster and being able to bring such a stacked card to the Space at Westbury,” said Greg Cohen. “We have a male superstar in Zab and a female superstar in Amanda Serrano on one show, plus some top contenders in action and some local up-and-comers. It’s a terrific event and I’m proud to put the GCP stamp on it.”
 
This event is event is sponsored by Westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram, The Red Roof Inn Plus and Modell’s Sporting Goods. The Space at Westbury is located at 250 Post Ave in Westbury, New York (Phone: 516.283.5566). On fight night, doors open at 6 pm and the first bout is at 7 pm.

Two-Time World Champion, Amanda Serrano Takes Verbal Jab at Ronda Rousey’s Trainer Edmond Tarverdyan

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Two-time world champion, Amanda Serrano (24-1-1, 18 KO’s) from Puerto Rico, and her trainer / manager, Jordan Maldonado consider it very disrespecful for the boxing community, the comments made by Edmond Tarverdyan, trainer of the UFC World Champion, Ronda Rousey in www.mmafighting.com.

“I know she can do it,” Tarverdyan told MMA Fighting, “I know she can win the boxing world title. Ronda spars with boxing world champions that punch way harder than Cyborg,”, Tarverdyan also added that, “Ronda has never lost a round in the gym. A round. With boxing world champions”.

“Definitely Rousey’s trainer does not have any knowledge about the sport of boxing. She is a very good fighter in the Octagon, and I really congratulate her for everything she has done. Her opponents cannot box and It’s easy to look great but when facing a high quality boxer with punching power as myself, believe me, things are gonna change. In a boxing ring, the canvas will be your comfort zone”.

About Rousey’s fight last Saturday, where she defeated Bethe Correia in 34 seconds, Serrano said, “As a boxing point of view, she looked like a rookie amateur fighter, throwing very wide punches with no cordination. I heard that Cyborg is not willing to come down to the lightweight division to fight Ronda, but I can go up to 135, and we can settle a boxing match so I can prove her trainer wrong. I once went up to the lightweight division, and traveled to Argentina for a world title fight. At the end, the results was that I became the first ever Puerto Rican female boxer to captured a world title in two weight classes”.

Serrano’s manager and trainer, Jordan Maldonado pointed out that “we do not challenge other fighting styles. We represent boxing and we want to get some respect. We are available for any sparring they may want or a boxing match, so we can show Edmond Tarverdyan how wrong he is about boxing”.

On August 15, 2014, Serrano traveled to Argentina to face WBO Lightweight World Champion Maria ‘Tily’ Maderna, who at that time, had three successful title defenses, but could not handle the aggressiveness of the Puerto Rican power puncher, who ended the fight in the sixth round by way of knockout.

With this victory, Serrano became the first Puerto Rican female boxer to win world titles in two divisions (130-135).

Serrano’s first title reign came in September 2011 when she knocked out Kimberly Connor in the first round to become the IBF World Champion at the super featherweight division.
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Amanda Serrano vs Jackie Trivilino Set As Supporting Televised Bout for May 29th ‘Championship Boxing’

Women’s multiple-time world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano says she considers it a great honor to be part of the return of women’s boxing to network television.

Serrano (23-1-1, 18 KOs), of Brooklyn, will face Plattsburgh, New York’s two-time world title challenger Jackie “The Force” Trivilino in a six-round super bantamweight rematch on Friday, May 29, at the WC Handy Pavilion on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, and broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network (10:00 PM, ET).

Serrano vs. Trivilino will serve as one of the televised supporting bouts on a show, entitled “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network”, presented by Greg Cohen Promotions, in association with GH3 Promotions, Prize Fight Promotion and Adam Wilcock’s Fight Card Productions, produced by David Schuster’s Winner Take All Productions. Headlining the show will be a 10-round cruiserweight battle between Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-0, 16 KOs) and “Slick” Nick Kisner (14-1-1, 5 KOs).

In the co-main event, promising WBO #10 lightweight Josh King of Australia will make his US television debut in a regional title fight against Batesville, Arkansas’ Rogelio Casarez (9-3, 4 KOs). Also featured in televised action will be super middleweight Derrick “Take It to The Bank” Webster (18-0, 9 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line in a six-rounder.

Tickets for “Championship Boxing” are priced at $20 General Admission and $30 VIP and are available by calling 901.900.2236.

Serrano will be facing Trivilino for the second time. The pair met in both of their pro debuts in 2009, with Serrano winning a majority decision. “I’m excited and ready,” she said. “I’m honored to have a team in place that can put me on TV and showcase women’s boxing across the country. Girls can fight too! It’s a great honor. I’m super pumped and getting ready to show my talent.”

“She (Trivilino) is the one that got away,” said Serrano’s career-long trainer, Jordan Maldonado. “We only won a majority decision against her. Jackie has got skills and is very tough and durable, but Amanda has progressed a long way since then. We will be looking to make a statement against Jackie. It’s awesome to have a promoter behind us that believes in female boxing. We’re ready to put on a great performance.”

David Schuster of Winner Take All Productions, who will be producing the May 29 show, is a close associate of both Maldonado and promoter Greg Cohen. It was Schuster along with Sarah Fina who arranged the co-promotional deal with the Serrano sisters, Amanda and Cindy, who signed with Cohen not long ago.

“I applaud Greg Cohen for having the courage to put female fighters back on national TV,” said Schuster. “I’ve been working with Jordan Maldonado and the girls since 2012 and they are ready to dominate. The Serrano sisters have the talent to not only produce ratings, but generate respect from both male and female fans of the sport. Amanda is one of the most feared female fighters in the world and that pool of talent includes Rhonda Rousey.”

“Amanda is a force of nature in the ring, of course I want her on national television” said Greg Cohen. “Women’s MMA has shown there is a market for talented fighters, regardless of gender and Amanda and Cindy are two fighters ready to take it to the next level as female ambassadors of a suddenly rejuvenated and thriving sport. It is my honor and pleasure to be making this rematch happen on CBS Sports Network.”

Several local favorites will be showcased on the night’s undercard. On fight night, doors open @ 6:00 pm. The live television telecast will run from 10 pm to 12 am EST on CBS Sports Network. For more information, visit www.gcpboxing.com.