Ukrainian Olympian Ievgen Khytrov Arrives in NY To Be Trained By Buddy McGirt

NEW YORK (DECEMBER 2, 2013)–This past Friday, 2012 Ukrainian Olympian Ievgen Khytrov arrived in New York to finish up his final preparations for his much anticipated pro debut that will take place on Wednesday night, December 18th at the famed Webster Hall in New York City.

Khytrov was greeted by his promoter Dmitry Salita of Star of David Promotions as his co-managers Rory Donodio and Michael Elovitz.

The former amateur star will be training at both Gleason’s Gym and the Fight factory in Brooklyn under the guidance of Buddy McGirt.

7 undefeated fighters are scheduled to compete on the undercard such as Heavyweight Jarrell Miller (6-0-1, 6 KO’s); Lightweight Dimash Niyazov (4-0-1, 3 KO’s); Middleweight Peter Reyes (3-0, 2 KO’s); Middleweight Shawn Cameron (6-0, 4 KO’s); Lightweight Michael Chudecki (7-0-1, 3 KO’s); Lightweight Wesley Ferrer (1-0, 1 KO) and Jr. Welterweight Marcos Suarez (1-0-1)

Upcoming hip hop sensation K Kutta is scheduled to make a special music performance.

Danny O’Connor Headlines 12th Annual ‘Fight To Educate’ Sept. 12

MANCHESTER, N.H. (August 15, 2013) -Light welterweight prospect Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (21-1, 7 KOs) returns to the ring Thursday night, September 12, to headline the 12 th annual Fight To Educate (FTE) Pro-Am boxing event, at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Alrich Cabinet, is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 11 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations.

This year’s attending Boxing Legends are two-time world light welterweight champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, Aaron “Hawk” Pryor (39-1, 25 KOs), former World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini (29-5, 23 KOs), and two-division (welterweight & light welterweight) world champion James “Buddy” McGirt (73-6-1, 48 KOs).

“We are extremely excited about the forthcoming 12 th annual FTE extravaganza,” FTE Chairperson Stephen Singer said. “In addition to hosting such iconic boxing legends such as Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini and Aaron ‘Hawk’ Pryor at the event, our card promises an incredible night of heart-pounding action.”

O’Connor, fighting out of Framingham, Massachusetts, will be fighting in his record-setting fifth FTE event. The southpaw, co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, made his professional debut on the 2008 FTE card and participated the following three years. He is 4-0 in FTE fights, winning each by knockout.

The 28-year-old Irish-American is riding a seven-fight win streak, which started at the 2011 FTE, since two-time world title challenger Ronnie Shields joined his corner as head trainer. O’Connor’s popularity has sky-rocketed since Kenny Casey, founder and front-man for the world-renown Dropkick Murphys band, became his manager last year. Undefeated light middleweight Chris Gilbert, fighting out of Windsor, Vermont, is no stranger to the FTE. He will be fighting in his third straight FTE event having won his two previous FTE fights by stoppage.

Meldrick Taylor “Two Seconds From Glory” Movie In the Works

PHILADELPHIA (August 15, 2013)—From the time he wrote down on a dresser drawer as an eight year old child that he would become a world champion, Meldrick Taylor had only one goal.

From being a prized amateur and a 1984 Olympic Gold Medal winner and then in 1988 finally realizing his dream when he knocked out Buddy McGirt to become the IBF Jr. Welterweight champion, Taylor wasn’t done.

After making two defenses, Taylor then took on his greatest challenge against then 68-0 future legend Julio Cesar Chavez.

Taylor went in as a big underdog but dominated the bout until he was controversially stopped just two seconds before the end of the fight.

Now, along with Taylor’s business partner Damon Feldman, a movie that will chronicle the life of Taylor is being shopped throughout Hollywood.

The working title is “Two Seconds from Glory”, an obvious reference to the memorable fight with Chavez.

“I am in talks with a few companies now, this is the Next Big Boxing movie, “says Damon Feldman.

“The feedback has been tremendous and we have reached out to a few A-list actors who we feel would be perfect for the movie. They all have shown a great amount of interest. There are so many actors who are big boxing fans and a couple in particular know Meldrick’s story very well and when they were presented the script, they were very interested. We promise it will be a tremendous movie with some big name actors taking part in the film.”

Taylor will be signing copies of his book TONIGHT at the Deck in Essington as part of his promotional company “Champions of Tomorrow” presents its 2 nd fight card.