Boxing manager Adrian Clark Releases Mini Documentary: Before The Bell

VIDEO: Before the Bell

Dallas, TX (January 28, 2015)–Up and coming boxing manager Adrian Clark has released a mini documentary that chronicles a week in the life of his career as he leads up to a fight.

The Documentary is titled Adrian Clark: Before The Bell 

Clark of Dallas, Texas has quickly become one of the brightest young minds in the boxing industry and is coming off a stellar 2014 where he led fighters such as James De La Rosa to appearances on the Floyd Mayweather – Marcos Maidana II undercard where he defeated former world champion Alfredo Angulo as well as a December fight on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Another client, Jerry Belmontes fought WBC Lightweight champion Omar Figueroa on Showtime Championship Boxing in a bout where most people who viewed the fight thought Belmontes had won a decision to capture the belt but lost via split decision.

 “It was an amazing experience doing a mini documentary. Although the focal point was myself, the fighters I work for get good exposure also. Name and face value are very essential when trying to market athletes so when you see me, you see my guys. When you see my guys, you see me even if we aren’t there in the physical form, we all represent each other. Watching the documentary forced me to stop and admire what I’ve done and what these athletes are doing,” said Clark

“In five years  & at  28 years old now, I’d like the believe I’ve done a pretty good job, especially working by myself with no backing. I sprung De la Rosa free from Don King, then got him 2 big fights on Showtime PPV and HBO. He made more money in 2 fights than his entire career combined. I negotiated a world title shot fight for Belmontes, earning him the most money in his career. I worked to get Ray Ximenez free from a bad promotional contract and active again, on his way to bigger fights. I signed an amazing prospect in Oscar Mojica who is a future champ at 118 lbs. and debuted a future star at 140 in Steve Belmontes. 2014 was an amazing year for AC Sports Management, LLC. Looking to capitalize in 2015”.

“There are a lot of amazing things going on in boxing right now. I’m young, up and coming and trying to maintain a respected name. I look to work and build healthy relationships with Banner Promotions, Roc Nation, Top Rank and local promoters. I have a fantastic relationship with Golden Boy and Main Events; I hope to maintain those strong bonds and make the best fights that include my guys”.

“Patience is key in the boxing business. One has to understanding that timing is everything and forced work isn’t the way. AJ Galante {who is probably the only other manager in his 20’s} and I understand that we are the young blood’s in the sport. In 5 or 10 years we’ll be the Al Haymon’s, Frank Espinoza’s and Cameron Dunkin’s… Big name guys and networks will look to work through us. We know that and we are constantly preparing and strategizing to carry on the amazing legacy of boxing in hopes of leaving a legacy of our own. Its pretty cool.”

Unbeaten Prospects John Karl Sosa, D’Mitrius Ballard & Lamont Roach Jr. Kick Off Televised Portion of #LemieuxRosado

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BROOKLYN (Dec. 5, 2014) – A host of unbeaten prospects will open the David Lemieux vs. Gabriel Rosado in the non-televised undercard on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Barclays Center as John Karl Sosa (11-0, 6 KOs), D’Mitrius Ballard (7-0, 6 KOs) and Lamont Roach Jr (4-0, 2 KOs) look to keep their perfect records intact.
 
In addition, two of New York City’s premier prospects will take to the ring at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center starting with a 10-round super welterweight contest, as the Bronx’s Eddie Gomez (16-1, 10 KOs) faces North Carolina’s James Winchester (16-10, 6 KOs). Plus, Brooklyn’s own Zachary Ochoa (8-0, 4 KOs) puts his unbeaten record on the line in a six-round super lightweight bout against Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Castro (4-1, 2 KOs).
 
The Lemieux vs. Rosado main event pits Montreal knockout artist David Lemieux (32-2, 30 KOs) against Philadelphia fan favorite “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-8, 13 KOs). In the opening HBO bouts, Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (21-0,11 KOs) faces James “The King” De La Rosa (23-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight matchup, and Thomas “El Frances” Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs) squares off with “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (25-3-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round bout for the vacant NABF and NABA Junior Welterweight Titles.
 
Tickets priced at $150, $80, $50, $25 and $15, plus applicable taxes and service charges are on sale and are available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 and at the American Express Box Office. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK.
 
Eager to return to the win column after the first loss of his pro career against Francisco Santana in June, 22-year-old Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (16-1, 10 KOs) is hungry to not just get the victory, but to do it in spectacular fashion. With a 4-0 record at Barclays Center, a run that includes a big January win over previously unbeaten Daquan Arnett, Gomez will have a huge fan base cheering him on in the building this Saturday when he meets Reidsville, North Carolina’s James “Shotgun” Winchester (16-10, 6 KOs). A fearless competitor whose recent record includes bouts against the likes of Terrell Gausha and Luis Arias, the 36-year-old veteran could end the year in style with an upset against Gomez.
 
Barclays Center has become a second home for Brooklyn native Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa (8-0, 4 KOs), a promising 22-year-old talent who has gone 3-0 at the Barclays Center, most recently taking a near-shutout win over Luis Cervantes in August. On Saturday, Ochoa will be in tough against Carolina, Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Castro, who brings an impressive (4-1, 2 KOs) record into the ring.
 
Also hailing from Puerto Rico is highly-regarded welterweight John Karl Sosa (11-0, 6 KOs), a Caguas prospect who has already won three fights against solid competition in 2014. Sosa will face Brooklyn’s Jason Thompson (5-8-4, 4 KOs) in an eight-round matchup.
 
In a light heavyweight bout scheduled for six rounds, Washington, D.C.’s exciting prospect D’Mitrius Ballard (7-0, 6 KOs) will face Hartford, Connecticut’s Tylon Burris (4-2, 2 KOs), while his D.C. neighbor Lamont Roach Jr. (4-0, 2 KOs) will open the event in a four-round lightweight bout against Aguada, Puerto Rico’s Alexander Charneco (2-0, 2 KOs).
 
“Brooklyn Brawl: Lemieux vs. Rosado” is a 12-round NABF Middleweight bout which is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye Of The Tiger Management and sponsored by Corona Extra, AT&T and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!. Dulorme vs. Lundy is a 10-round junior welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and CES Boxing. The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Photos: David Lemieux – Gabriel Rosado Final Press Conference

DAVID LEMIEUX, NABF Middleweight Champion
 
“It’s good to be back in Brooklyn. I’m very excited. This is a great opportunity for both of us fighters.
 
“I expect the best Gabriel Rosado when I get in the ring with him. I’m not worried because it’s going to be the best of Lemieux.
 
“This is a big opportunity to be headlining on HBO. I’m not going to miss my shot. I’m going to leave everything in the ring and I will not leave disappointed.
 
“We’ve been working on a lot of things the last few years and now we’re getting to where we want to be. This is the best camp I’ve had in my career.
 
“I’m here from Montreal and I’m here to represent and give you guys the best show and a great night of boxing before the holidays.”
 
 
GABRIEL ROSADO, Middleweight Contender
 
“There’s something different about coming from Philly. Any man who steps into the ring is brave, but something about Philly fighters, we’re willing to die in the ring.
 
“I had a great training camp, I have a tremendous team. We worked on a lot of different things. We’re coming off the Bryan Vera knockout so I really feel like I have the momentum.
 
“Lemieux is a strong guy who is hungry, but I know this is my opportunity and this is my time.
 
“Having been in every situation, I know what I need to do. I can’t blame the politics, I just looked into myself and made myself more focused and more disciplined. I’m extremely happy about this opportunity to put on a great show.
 
“I always thank the fans because I’m only relevant because of fans. The fans have always showed love and always showed up. On Saturday I’m going to give the fans my all so they know I appreciate them.
 
“By the end of Saturday, I wont be that tough journeyman, I’ll be a star.”
 
 
HUGO CENTENO JR., Undefeated Middleweight Contender
 
“I had a great training camp. It was eight tough weeks. I started training with Gennady Golovkin to prepare him for his fight. I’ve trained extremely hard and have no excuses. Come Saturday night, I’ll be ready.
 
“I talk with my fists so James can say what he wants. It’s easy to talk before you get hit in the face.”
 
 
JAMES DE LA ROSA, Middleweight Contender
 
“I hope on December 6 Hugo is ready to fight and doesn’t get any little abrasions. I don’t want him to have to tell the doctor he can’t see.
 
“I hope he’s ready to fight Saturday night because it’s on.”
 
 
THOMAS DULORME, Junior Welterweight Prospect
 
“I’m very happy to be here. I feel like I’m at home here in Brooklyn with all the support that I get here.
 
“This was a tough camp, It was a good camp. I’m ready to go and I’m ready for Hank.
 
“I’m not a big talker, so I’ll let Hank talk all he wants. On Dec. 6 at Barclays Center I’ll do my talking in the ring.
 
“This is going to be a great fight, get your seat ready here or at home and get ready for a great fight.”
 
 
HANK LUNDY, Junior Welterweight Prospect
 
“It’s been a hell of a camp, I have two of the best trainers in the world with me. Everything you read and everything you see about me is the real deal.
 
“I’m not running, I’m here to put on a fight, I’m putting on a show. I’m the real deal.
 
“When you have a guy like me coming from Philadelphia, I try to imitate these great guys like Bernard Hopkins and Gabriel Rosado.
 
“These two belts, you best believe they’re coming back to Philadelphia.”
 
 
ZACHARY OCHOA, Undefeated Super Lightweight Prospect
 
“I made my 97-year-old grandfather cry when he saw me on NY1 yesterday.
 
“I want to thank Barclays Center for helping those kids in Brooklyn because I used to be one of them.
 
“It’s a beautiful thing to bring boxing back to Brooklyn and I hope we keep it going.”
 
 
MARC RAMSAY, Lemieux’s Trainer
 
“We are one thousand percent sure that Saturday’s fight is going to be amazing for the fans. What you will remember is that you watched David Lemieux make his U.S. debut.
 
“We had a very tough training camp and David is ready to show you what he can do.”
 
 
JESSE REID, Rosado’s Trainer
 
“This is a real pleasure, I looked at Gabe when he fought Gennady Golovkin and I was amazed by what I saw, which was a Johnny Tapia. I saw a young man who was learning the hard way.
 
“He was taking on fights and showing people the heart he has, but he also had a great boxing ability that god gave him. I don’t think he realized the talent he has.
 
“Rosado has a great team, I’ve worked with a lot of different trainers, but we really have a tremendous team put together.
 
“He’s going to show people another Bernard Hopkins or Johnny Tapia so look out.”
 
 
BERNARD HOPKINS, Golden Boy Promotions Partner and Future Hall of Famer
 
“I would like to let everybody know that fights like these are a custom. We are putting on the best fights, the most competitive fights. This is what we want to do. Going into 2015 this is what we will see more of.  We will continue to sincerely do the best to have the best fighters face the best.
 
“The tickets for this fight are extremely affordable for the caliber of fighters and of fights. This is an early holiday present from Golden Boy Promotions.
 
“The fighters you see right now might not be the pay-per-view fighters of today, but these are the fighters who are fighting for that position and it starts this Saturday.”
 
 
ERIC GOMEZ, Senior VP of Golden Boy Promotions
 
“We’re very happy to be working with Barclays Center, they are committed to championship boxing and this card is no different.
 
“Gabriel Rosado is taking on the very dangerous David Lemieux. You don’t want to blink because Lemieux has power in both hands. Gabe Rosado has taken on the best in the business.
 
“When we put together these big cards we always put together those big competitive undercard fights. We have great prospects from all over the country fighting on the undercards. These guys are the champions of tomorrow.
 
“James De La Rosa is coming off of a big win against Alfredo Angulo and now he’s going to take on one of the top prospects in Hugo Centeno Jr., who is here to test his skills at this level.
 
“Hank Lundy and Thomas Dulorme is a fight with two guys who are top fighters in their division so you don’t want to miss that one.”
 
 
CAMILLE ESTEPHAN, President of Eye of the Tiger Management
 
“It’s a great honor and privilege to be here.. I think boxing wins with this card, this is where boxing is at it’s best, when we have competitive cards like this.
 
“I really don’t think it’s a 50-50 fight, I don’t think people know. Rosado is a great way to find out if David Lemieux is for real.
 
“Saturday night David will take the opportunity to become a superstar. We’ve done everything we have to do every single day and I’m so proud of David. There are no shortcuts.
 
“We have so many great coaches, including Marc Ramsay who is a great person and great coach who is helping boxing in Canada.
 
“We know what David is all about, but you will all find out on Saturday night.  Don’t miss this one and don’t blink.”
 
 
GARY SHAW, President & CEO of Gary Shaw Productions
 
“Hank said that on his side there is blood, sweat and tears. On Dulorme’s side it’s blood, sweat and bling, because we are going to walk out of here with both titles.
 
“Dulorme is a great fighter and I believe he is going to be the next 140-pound champion of the world. He will do his talking in the ring. The single most important thing is that he’s not a trash talker, he’s just a fighter.”
 
 
JIMMY BURCHFIELD SR., President & CEO of CES Boxing
 
“Fights like these are what boxing is all about, it’s the number one sport in the world and we have to keep making new stars.
 
“Every fight on this card is going to be amazing.
 
“Hank Lundy has added two major league trainers to his camp, in Barry Hunter and Mike Stafford. I want to thank them for helping the sport of boxing.
 
“Hank Lundy has been waiting his turn, we’ve traveled everywhere with Hank Lundy, because we’ve had to. The bigger the fight is, this is where the Philadelphia boxer comes out of him. He’s what TV wants, because he’s going to give his heart.”
 
 
BRETT YORMARK, CEO of Barclays Center
 
“We are really excited about hosting another big night of boxing at Barclays Center. Golden Boy continues to invest in bringing great boxing to Brooklyn.
 
“Zachary Ochoa, we’ve heard a lot about him, he’s a big personality who’s been training on the Williamsburg Bridge so many of us have seen him going back and forth.
 
“In just over 24 months, Barclays Center has become the heart of boxing on the east coast. Many great fighters became great champions here at Barclays Center and we are very proud of that.
 
“We think that next year will be the biggest yet for us. We want to be in the big event business and we want to bring the biggest events to this venue. We will bring the best of boxing to the borough of Brooklyn.”
 
 
DAVID BERLIN, New York State Athletic Commission
 
“New York is key in so many ways and with it’s rich boxing tradition we are once again privileged to host fighters from all around the world.
 
“Saturday’s card is here with the spectacle of a big fight card, but my first thought about this card is that these are all hard, competitive and evenly matched fights that fight fans want to see.
 
“Saturday night six fighters have a chance to make their mark and make their mark on the big stage.”

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