Warriors Boxing Names Dominic Pesoli as Vice President



Warriors Boxing is proud to formalize the announcement of Dominic Pesoli as Vice President. 

Pesoli, the former President of Chicago-based 8 Count Productions, and the Windy City’s top promoter, accepted the position after a long and healthy business relationship with Warriors, partnering up on some of the city’s biggest boxing shows in many decades.
“Dominic has been a trusted advisor and business collaborator of Luis DeCubas and I for many years and I’m thrilled to add him to Warriors’ expanding team.” said Leon Margules. “Together we revived Chicago boxing and have made the UIC Pavilion a Midwest hotspot for big-time boxing.”
“I have known Dominic for 20 years and he is a great boxing guy and I am happy he is working with us,” said Warriors partner Luis DeCubas.
Pesoli, who recently relocated to Los Angeles, says he’s looking forward to his future with Warriors.
“Warriors has so many big plans on the horizon. We have joined forces officially, but Leon and Luis have been my dear friends and closest business associates for many years. I am extremely happy to be onboard with the most upwardly mobile boxing promotions company in the country, run by my closest friends who are amongst the most integral people in boxing.”
With Warriors, Pesoli will continue to work on the long string of successful shows he started in Chicago in 1997, while branching out to assist Warriors with their ever-increasing international stable. The next Warriors show with Pesoli as sitting VP will be held on Friday, December 12, at the UIC Pavilion.
“Holiday Boxing Bash” will be headlined by undefeated former amateur star Rau’shee Warren (12-0, 3 KOs) going 10 rounds in the bantamweight division, as well as popular Chicago up-and-comer Jose F. Quezada (4-0, 3 KOs) in a lightweight six-rounder; Warsaw, Poland’s Patryk Szymanski (11-0, 6 KOs) in a junior middleweight eight-rounder; and Aurora, Illinois super lightweight Eddie Ramirez (6-0, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Warriors Boxing Congratulates Luis DeCubas On Induction Into Florida Boxing Hall of Fame

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing wishes to congratulate his friend and business partner Luis DeCubas for being inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame over the weekend.

DeCubas, best-known for having promoted, and co-managed a long list of boxing greats, including Roberto Duran, Joel Casamayor and many other top Cuban fighters who escaped the island seeking freedom, was honored for his contributions to the State of Florida’s boxing scene, as well as the world.

“Luis has given his life to changing the lives of so many Cuban boxers and he deserves this great honor,” said Leon Margules. “The list of great fighters and fights he has worked with or on is endless. I am proud to call him a dear friend and business partner.”

DeCubas arrived in the United States in 1966 in Minneapolis when he was nine years old and has become one of boxing’s best-known advisors.

“It is very important to Luis that Cuban fighters who defect receive the opportunities he did in the US,” continued Margules. “I’m truly happy he has been recognized for his amazing contributions.”

Other living inductees for the Class of 2014 included former world champion Mike McCallum and top contenders Francisco Arreola and Jose Ribalta, trainer James “Buddy” McGirt, manager Fred Levin, promoters Walter Alvarez, and Felix “Tutico” Zabala, historian Don Cogswell, boxing writer Santos Perez, boxing official Paul Herman, participants Ed Levine, and Leo Thalassites.

Posthumous inductees included all-time-great Kid Gavilan, contenders Tony Alongi, Carl “Red” Guggino and James Salerno, trainers Jose Caron-Gonzalez and Moe Fleischer and boxing official Alvin Goodman.

Warriors and G&A Promotions Announce Co-Promotional Deal

Leon Margules and Luis DeCubas of Warriors Boxing and Javier Arce and Armando Garcia Chavez of Miami-based G&A Boxing Promotions proudly announce they have joined forces to sign a trio of promising fighters, James “Buddy” McGirt Jr., Juan Carlos Velasquez and Carlos Ivan Velasquez to co-promotional deals.

The trio will be making their debuts under the new promotional banner on Thursday, May 1, 2014, on the undercard of the “Noche de Combates” event, a special edition of ESPN Thursday Night Fights, at the iconic Hialeah Park in South Florida.

All three fighters’ opponents are TBA.

In the night’s 10-round, televised welterweight main event, Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, will face Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 23 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the televised 10-round middleweight co-feature, undefeated Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will put his near-perfect record on the line against an opponent to be determined.

Tickets for “Noche de Combates,” are priced at $20, $35, $50 and $100 and are on sale now. They can be purchased at ticketforce.com, as well as hialeahpark.com, and also at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino box office. For more information, call the special Boxing Hotline at 786-483-7444.

Super middleweight southpaw James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (22-3-1, 11 KOs) is the son of former IBF Junior welterweight and WBC welterweight champion James “Buddy” McGirt, who also serves as his trainer. McGirt was once a staple on ESPN and Showtime, but hasn’t fought since losing to top contender Edwin Rodriguez in 2010.

The group has also signed a pair of talented twin-brother featherweight contenders in Carlos Ivan “Twin Dream” Velasquez (16-1, 11 KOs) and Juan Carlos Velasquez (11-1, 5 KOs), from Catano, Puerto Rico, now living in Miami.

As amateurs, the Velasquez brothers had a combined total of 290 amateur wins. Carlos Ivan was a 2004 Olympian, whose only professional loss was to former world champion Rico Ramos last year, a fight in which he had Ramos on the deck. While Carlos Ivan is more of an aggressive puncher, brother Juan Carlos is well-known for his technical superiority. He suffered his lone professional loss via upset decision in 2009 and has been out of the ring since 2012.

“These guys haven’t been active for various reasons, but they’re all hungry and ready to do what they need to do to become top contenders and champions and so are we,” said Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing. “This joining of forces will be great for all three of their careers and for Florida boxing as well.”

I’m very happy and proud to be joining forces with AG and to have the opportunity to work with these three fighters,” said Luis DeCubas of Warriors Boxing. “With our combined vision and commitment to them, they will all re-emerge as top contenders and eventually champions.”

The undercard will also include an eight-round light heavyweight bout featuring knockout artist Yunieski Gonzalez (13-0, 13 KOs) of Havana, Cuba, who will put his perfect record on the line against Arpartado, Colombia’s Jaison Palomeque (14-9-1, 9 KOs); and a six-round cruiserweight affair, featuring undefeated Cuban Vilier Quinonez (7-0, 4 KOs) of Havana taking on Edgar Perez (5-8, 3 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In preliminary action, Cairo Egypt’s Ahmed Elbiale (3-0, 3 KOs) will be featured in a light heavyweight four-rounder against an opponent still TBA; and in the four-round welterweight opener, Bogota, Colombia, via Hollywood, Florida’s Jorge Quintero (1-1) will face Davie, Florida’s pro debuting, and Florida 2012 Golden Gloves Champ, Jeff “Rambo” Souffrant.