Bryant Jennings Hits the Mountains of Las Vegas to Prep for Mike Perez Showdown

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 16, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions and Antonio Leonard Promotions heavyweight contender, Bryant “By-By” Jennings (18-0, 10 KOs), has set up training camp in Las Vegas for two weeks before his upcoming WBC title elimination bout against Mike Perez (20-0-1, 12 KOs).

Jennings, who hails from Philadelphia, PA, left home for two weeks to avoid the distractions that go along with training near family and friends. In the biggest fight on his career, he chose Las Vegas, to train in high elevation for a couple of weeks, before returning home to finish out camp.

“I wanted to come out to Las Vegas for a couple of weeks and train in high elevation,” said Jennings. “I’ve been running up at Mt. Charleston in high elevation, training alongside Erislandy Lara. Leaving Philly for a couple of weeks is only going to help me focus on getting fully prepared for Perez. I’ll head back home to finish out camp after this week.”

“Jennings is taking this fight very seriously,” said promoter Gary Shaw. “I know he doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned. That is why he went out to Vegas to train with the best guys in the business. I know he’ll be in great shape for this fight. He’s a dedicated and amazing athlete.”

Bryant “By By” Jennings and Mike “The Rebel” Perez will take place on Saturday, July 26 at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden as the co-feature to Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale. The fight will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing┬« beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

GOLOVKIN VS. GEALE is presented by K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Grange Old School Boxing.

Darren Barker Captures IBF Middleweight Title. Daniel Geale Wants Rematch

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY (August 17, 2013) – Tonight on HBO Boxing After Dark, Gary Shaw Productions in association with Grange Old School Boxing, Matchroom Sport, Thompson Boxing and Sampson Boxing,presented an exhilarating night of boxing live from the Revel Hotel-Casino in Atlantic City.

In the 10-round main event, the UK’s Darren Barker (26-1, 16 KOs) defeated Australia’s Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KOs) by means of a twelve round split decision to capture the IBF middleweight championship. Both fighters had their moments throughout the fight. Barker seemed to be more accurate with his punches. Geale was in every round and dropped Barker in round six with a left to the body that almost had the British fighter down for good. Barker showed tremendous resilience and fought hard to end the round. Going into the later rounds it was anyone’s fight. Barker was throwing more punches, but Geale was landing the harder blows. After the final bell rang the scorecards read 114-113 for Geale, as the other two judge had it 116-111 and 114-113 for Barker. Barker wins by spit decision.

“I started loading up and got carless and I started getting hit too much,” said Barker. “The occasion kind of got to me. If I would had stuck to my game plan and boxed more, I would have won easier. During the knockdown it all went through my head…my wife my family and my daughter. I knew I was up against it going in. He was a tough man.”

“I felt I won the fight, said Geale. “I was never hurt. It wasn’t my best performance and I’m very disappointed I lost the belt. I definitely want a rematch.”

In the 12-round co-main event, Kiko Martinez (28-4, 20 KOs) captured the IBF Jr. Featherweight with a six round TKO victory over, Jhonatan Romero (23-0, 12 KOs). Martinez took the fight to Romero applying a tremendous amount of presser from the opening round. Romero made somewhat of an adjustment in round two and landed some nice counter punches, but Martinez was the one landed the harder blows. Martinez’s pressure was too much for Romero as he was getting hit with a massive amount of punches and the referee stopped the bout at the 2:40 mark of round six.

“I felt very strong tonight,” said Martinez. “I’m very happy. Today is a marvelous day and I all I want to do is go home and give my daughter a kiss. I had to keep the attack going because I knew the referee was eventually was going to stop the fight because I had him hurt.” Undercard Results

(10-round Featherweight bout) -WBO No. 4 ranked contender, Joel Brunker (26-0, 15 KOs) outworked a game Mike Oliver (25-4, 8 KOs) over ten hard rounds. It was evident the Brunker’s game plan was to go to the body as he was throwing hard shots downstairs the entire fight. Oliver had his moments counter punching, but his punches didn’t seem to slow Brunker down. A cut from a head butt emerged from the left eye of Brunker in round six, but it had no effect on his punch output. When it was all said and done, Brunker as victorious by way of unanimous decision. Scorecards read 78-74 across the board in favor of Brunker.

(10-round Welterweight bout) – Cuban born Yordenys Ugas (14-1, 7 KOs) dominated John Williams (11-2-1, 5 KOs) over ten rounds. Ugas applied pressure from the opening round and was relentless throughout the fight, landing hard shots to the body and head. Williams was backing up the entire fight while is survive mode. Ugas landed a hard left hook that wobbled Williams in the later rounds. A point was deducted from Ugas in the final round. Scorecards read 98-91 twice, and 99-90 all in favor of Ugas. With the win, Ugas becomes the WBC Latin Junior Interim Champion.

(10-round Welterweight bout) – Puerto Rican standout, Thomas Dulorme (19-1, 14 KOs) marched forward in his career with an eighth round TKO over Frankie Figueroa (20-5-1, 15 KOs). Dulorme came out strong throwing hard body shots and hooks. A right hand to the head dropped Figueroa in round three. Figueroa rebounded quickly, but wasn’t thrown many punches as he was in retreat mode. Figueroa’s punches didn’t seem to have any effect on Dulorme as he continued to stalk Figueroa throughout the bout. Figueroa hit the canvas again in round five, but Dulorme was deducted a point for hitting below the waist. Dulorme continued to apply pressure and eventually stopped Figueroa with a barrage of punches in round eight. The referee halted the bout at the 47 mark of round 8.

(10-round Lightweight bout) – Peruvian born Jonathan Maicelo (20-1, 12 KOs) started off slow, but came on strong to score a tenth round knockout over an elusive Jose Alejandro Rodriguez (19-12, 11 KOs). Both fighters were doing their best to land hard shots, but had limited success. Maicelo was landing the cleaner blows throughout the fight. It was twenty two seconds into round ten when Maicelo landed a powerful right hook to the head of Rodriguez in which he didn’t get up.

Revel Casino-Hotel to Host Daniel Geale vs. Darren Barker Aug. 17

NEW JERSEY (June 25, 2013) – Revel Casino-Hotel,Atlantic City’s newest and largest casino resort, will proudly host the highly anticipated middleweight showdown between IBF titleholder Daniel Geale (29-1, 15KOs) and No. 6 rated contender from the UK Darren Barker (25-1, 16KOs) on August 17th. Gary Shaw Productions in association with Grange Old School Boxing,and Matchroom Boxing,will promote the event which will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark┬« beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

This is the first time a boxing event will take place at Revel Casino-Hotel since its grand opening in May of last year. Shaw is very excited to present the show and also the potential for bringing more events to Revel. He knows this card is an incredible opportunity to kick off boxing at the fantastically vibrant venue, Ovation Hall. Event start time is 7 p.m.

Tickets prices start at $30 and go on sale Thursday, June 27th at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast will begin at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

“You know how amazing it will be to break in a venue like Revel with an HBO tripleheader,” said Shaw. “I mean that is one heck of a way to open up boxing at any kind of first class hotel and casino. We’re excited for the card, but now we get the chance to do it at a quality location. I’ve been to Revel and I can tell you that everything about this place screams boxing, action, and total entertainment.”

“Fans will feel as though this place is catering to them. The venue is set up nicely to host cards big and small, and the people associated with Revel are smart, hardworking individuals. I’m happy to be working with my good friend, Revel executive Bernie Dillon,whom I had the pleasure of doing business with when I was with the New Jersey State Athletic commission. I can’t wait to work with him and his staff. The event itself will be incredible,” Shaw continued.

Shaw’s excitement is warranted, after all the main event stands alone as a much anticipated showdown in the middleweight division and fight fans are hopeful that this showdown will produce genuine fireworks.

“This is Daniel Geale’s first time competing in the states and U.S. fans that aren’t familiar with him are in for a big treat. Daniel is a quality fighter and I think he could be the best middleweight in the division right now. He isn’t just talented; he is a fighter’s kind of fighter with intentions of making hardnosed type of dog fights. His opponent’s style meshes well and we feel like this is not just a meaningful fight in the division, but also one that fight fans can really get behind as it will be not only competitive but will set up the next big fight in the middleweight division,” Shaw said.

Geale has spoken for a couple of years about fighting in the U.S. and now he is finally making good on that promise as he gets the chance to compete on U.S. soil in front of a major television audience.

“I’m excited to be on HBO because you can’t mention boxing without HBO. I will be exposed to many U.S. fight fans for the first time in my career thanks to my promoter Gary Shaw and Grange Old School Boxing. The feeling is overwhelming. I’m excited to perform in a city that has hosted so many legends such as Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Diego Corrales just to name a few. I will do my part to live up to what past legends have accomplished,” Geale said.

Gary Shaw Productions is staging a great boxing event come August 17th and fans will be in for a real treat, especially those fans fortunate enough to be in attendance at Revel.

“Fans will get their money’s worth with this card and we will have two debuts that night: the American debut of middleweight world titlist and possibly the best fighter at 160lbs, Daniel Geale, as well as the debut of one of Atlantic City’s newest crown jewels, Revel.”