Undercard Announced for may 22nd Boxcino 2015 Finals On ESPN2



ORANGE, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” final broadcast features two outstanding fights in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will decide the 2015 Boxcino Champions.

The 10-round junior middleweight final showcases Boxcino tournament veteran Brandon Adams (16-1, 12 KOs) of Los Angeles against the smooth boxing skills of John Thompson (16-1, 5 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey. The finalists will compete for the Boxcino crown on Friday, May 22, from the Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, Calif. Also on the line – the NABA Interim Super Welterweight title, and the WBO Intercontinental junior middleweight belt.  

Tickets for the Boxcino Finals are priced at $50, $70, & $100, and are available for purchase online at ThompsonBoxing.com or by calling 714-935-0900.

The double main event features heavyweight talents Donovan Dennis (14-2, 11 KOs) of Davenport, Iowa and Andrey Fedosov (27-3, 22 KOs) of Russia in a 10-round fight to determine the 2015 Boxcino Heavyweight Champion. Dennis-Fedosov will also fight for the WBA Fedelatin and WBO Intercontinental heavyweight titles. 

The Boxcino Tournament is Promoted by Banner Promotions and televised on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” (ESPN2 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT).  The show on Friday is co-promoted through Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions.

The undercard features crafty super bantamweight Isaac Zarate (10-1-1,1 KO) of Los Angeles against Fernando Fuentes (5-4-1, 1 KO) of Hemet, Calif. Outside of the two televised bouts, the 8-round fight between Zarate and Martinez is among the most eagerly anticipated fights of the night.

“Zarate is one of the most exciting, young boxers in the 122 lb. division,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing. “He won’t blow you away with power, but his hand speed and work rate are definitely worth the cost of admission.”

“I’m looking forward to a great night of boxing,” said Artie Pelullo, president of Banner Promotions. “It’s a great card all around, and the Boxcino finals will be fan friendly fights where two new world title contenders will emerge.”

Zarate, a southpaw, makes life difficult for opponents by using an unlimited energy supply to launch punches from all sorts of angles. He’s elusive in that he darts in and out of danger spots, which makes landing combinations on him a difficult matter.

“I try not to stay in the same spot for too long,” said the 23-year-old Zarate. “By moving and changing the pace, my opponents typically can’t time my movements.”

In other action, Colombian lightweight Andres Figueroa (5-0, 3 KOs) faces fellow prospect Angel Martinez (5-1-1, 1 KO) of San Antonio, Tex. in a 6-round fight.

Humberto Rubalcava (1-0, 1 KO), a Riverside native who turned professional in April, faces super bantamweight Richard Tallmadge, who will be making his pro debut (4-rounds).

A pair of young welterweights in Eridani Leon (2-1) of Mexico and Isaac Freeman (1-1, 1 KO) of Los Angeles square off in a 4-round bout.

Also, Canadian junior middleweight prospect Cody Crowley (3-0, 2 KOs) will fight an opponent to be named later (4-rounds).

Opening the event is undefeated super bantamweight Adam Lopez (11-0, 6 KOs) of San Antonio going up against the veteran Miguel Tamayo (16-12-2, 14 KOs) of Mexico (6-rounds). 

The Omega Products Outdoor Arena is located at 1681 California Ave., Corona, CA 92881 and can be reached at 951-737-7447. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. PT. and the first bout begins at 6:15 p.m. PT.

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Frank Galarza to Hit Queens With Authority vs Jason Thompson

QUEENS, NY (May 4, 2013)—TONIGHT at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N Promotions presents an eight bout that will be headlined by undefeated Bantamweight Juan Dominguez takes on Manuel de los Reyes Herrera in the ten round main event.


After the eight bout card is complete, fans will be able to watch the Floyd Mayweather – Robert Guerrero fight on six large screens that will be erected throughout the fight venue.

The exciting eight round co-feature will pit undefeated Jr. Middleweight Frank Galarza (9-0-1, 5 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY battling Jason Thompson of New York.

Galarza has become one of the most popular prospects on the east coast.  That was evident in his last outing where he had a loud cheering section when he stopped Guillermo Ibarra on March 9th at the Barclays Center as part of the Bernard Hopkins – Tavoris Cloud undercard.

“I am feeling pretty and ready”, said Galarza.

Despite sporting a record of 5-6-2 with four knockouts, Galarza knows that Thompson is no easy customer.

“Jason Thompson is tough.  He seems to have power so I know I need to be cautious of that”

Galarza knows that his handlers and fan base will help him as he moves forward.

“I know I have support behind me.  After I get past Thompson, I will keep moving forward and hopefully get on some more big cards.  My promoters New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing plus my manager A.J. Galante have a good plan and that’s to stay busy”

Galante who also manages former world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez sees a similar course for Galarza.

“This fight is a great fight for Frank.  He is building a fan base”, said Galante

“Frank has been up here in Danbury, Connecticut sparring with Delvin and they share a trainer in former Heavyweight contender Fernely Feliz”

Galante expects a solid learning experience for Galarza.

“Thompson has been around and it’s good to get in with a tough veteran.  Frank looks great and he is just scratching the surface.  We expect a decisive win and move forward.  Frank will be active and we have a good team assembled”

Besides the two co-features, six other big bouts will be on the card:

Joe Smith Jr. (11-1, 11 KO’s) of Long Island takes on Hamid Abdul-Mateen (3-3-2) of Brooklyn in an eight round Light Heavyweight bout.

In a six round Super Featherweight bout, Angel Cruz (5-1, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn battles Ray Velez (2-3, 1 KO) of Troy, NY

Bryant Cruz (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Port Chester, NY fights Michael Doyle (1-1) of Prichar, AL in a four round Super Featherweight bout

Allan Phelan (1-2, 1 KO) of New York via Ireland will box Jimmy Small (0-3) of Cincinnati, OH in a four round Featherweight bout

In a four round Super Bantamweight bout, Ryan Ramaya (1-0, 1 KO) of Queens, NY takes on Jonathan Gonzalez (0-2) of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

Rounding out the card will see Shawn Cameron (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn taking on Gustavo Medina (1-3) of Eloy, AZ in a four round Middleweight bout

Dominguez vs Reyes & Galarza vs Thompson Kick off May 4th Weekend in Queens, NY


QUEENS, NY (April 28, 2013)—Undefeated Bantamweight Juan Dominguez will fight Manuel de los Reyes Herrera in the ten round main event on Saturday May 4th at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, New York. The show is promoted by New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N Promotions.

Dominguez of Brooklyn, NY has a record of 13-0 with 9 knockouts and is coming off an explosive 2nd round stoppage over Geyci Lorenzo in his hometown of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic that took place on February 16th. Dominguez captured the WBA Fedecaribe Super Bantamweight title with that win over Lorenzo. Dominguez previously captured the New York State Bantamweight title with an eight round unanimous decision over Arturo Santiago on June 24, 2011.

Herrera of Planeta Rica, Colombia has a record of 19-11-1 with 13 knockouts. The thirty-two year old is a twelve year veteran and has faced top competition in his native Colombia. The capable Herrera won the interim WBA Fedelatin Super Bantamweight title with a 7th round stoppage over previously undefeated Yuri Mendez on October 14th, 2011. In Herrera’s most notable fight he was stopped in four by former WBC Super Flyweight champion Tomas Rojas.

In eight round co-features, Frank Galarza will take part in a Jr. Middleweight bout against Jason Thompson and Light Heavyweight Joe Smith Jr. will take on Hamid Abdul-Mateen.

Galarza of Brooklyn, NY has a record of 9-0-1 with 5 knockouts and is one of the most popular fighters in the New York area due to his exciting style. In September 2012, Galarza was involved in a Fight of The Year when he and fellow undefeated Alantez Fox waged an eight round war that took place at the Resorts World Casino New York City. In his most recent bout, Galarza scored an impressive 2nd round knockout over Guillermo Ibarra on March 9th that was part of the Bernard Hopkins – Tavoris Cloud undercard at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Jason Thompson of Brooklyn, NY has a record of 5-6-2 with 4 knockouts. Thompson is a rugged and aggressive fighter who comes to fight. In Thompson’s most recent fight at the Barclays Center on October 20, 2012, Thompson fought to a six round draw, dropping the up and coming prospect Boyd Melson 10-1-0 in the first round. All three judges scored the fight 56-56.

Smith is an exciting knockout artist from Shirley, Long Island, NY has a record of 11-1 with all of his wins coming early and is riding a five fight winning streak. Smith won his first six by knockout, all within the first two rounds before being stopped by Eddie Caminero. Since then, Smith has taken out all five opponents which includes a third round stoppage over Yasin Rashid on September 22nd, 2012 at the Resorts World Casino New York City.

Mateen of Brooklyn, NY has a record of 3-3-2 and has faced some solid opposition. Mateen has a win over Ahmed Mickens (1-0-1) and a draw with Alexander Mancera (8-4) with his only defeats coming to undefeated fighters Stivens Bujaj (2-0), Lavarn Harvell (7-0) and the highly regarded Travis Peterkin (4-0) on October 24, 2012 in New York City.

In a six round Super Featherweight fight, Angel Garcia (5-1, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY takes on Ray Velez (2-3, 1 KO) of Troy, NY.

In four round bouts:

Super Featherweight Bryant Cruz (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Port Chester, NY will take on Michael Doyle (1-1) of Prichard, AL

Allan Phelan (1-2, 1 KO) of New York via Ireland will fight Jimmy Small (0-3) of Cincinnati, OH in a Featherweight bout

Ryan Ramayya (1-0, 1 KO) of Queens, NY will box Daniel Hernandez (0-1) of Queens, NY in a Super Bantamweight bout.

Shawn Cameron (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY battles Jose Angel Ortiz (4-12-1, 1 KO) of Myrtle Beach, SC in a Middleweight affair.

Akil Auguste (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will take part of in a Middleweight bout against an opponent to be named.