2012 U.S Olympian Jamel Herring Looks to Make Statement Headlining FS1 Card Feb. 9


BETHLEHEM, PA. (February 5, 2016) – 2012 U.S Olympian and undefeated lightweight Jamel Herring is very much looking forward to his fight this Tuesday night against Luis Eduardo Flores.

The bout takes place on an exciting night of boxing that will be part of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, February 9 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $100, $75 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Herring of Cincinnati, Ohio has a perfect mark of 14-0 with eight knockouts knows that a big effort will begin to put him on the radar in the 135-pound division.

“Camp is going great.  I am on weight five days before the fight, so I am just maintaining now,” said Herring, who trained mostly in his hometown of Cincinnati but finished at the Headbangers Gym in Washington, D.C.

Herring has done some homework on his opponent and has some good things to say about his foe,

“Flores is a tall and rangy and has some knockouts.  I am going to play it straight, maybe feel him out for a few rounds and work my gameplan.  This is a good step for me,”

This will be the best exposure for Herring, who will look to shine on the national stage.

“This is my first PBC card and to headline it is a great honor.  In the same sense, I look at the fight as just another fight and I am very focused for the task at hand.”

Because he had a terrific amateur pedigree, Herring believes that with a strong performance, he is not that far away from getting himself in the mix for big fights in the lightweight division.

“I am looking for the fights against the top-fifteen guys.  I am have the ability, the pedigree to compete with all of those contenders.  First things first, I have to win on Tuesday and I want everyone to tune in to this great night of fights.”  

Undefeated 2012 Olympian Junior Castillo Makes U.S. Debut on Friday Night in Fort Washington, Maryland


Promoter Marshall Kauffman (l), Junior Castillo & trainer Moe Morales

Fort Washington, MD (December 3, 2015) – THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at the Historic Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland undefeated 2012 Olympian Junior Castillo is set to make his American debut when he takes on Roland Nagy in a Jr. Middleweight bout scheduled for 6-rounds.

In the main event, Undefeated Forestville, Maryland super lightweight Mykal “The Professor” Fox (7-0, two KOs) will face his toughest challenge to date when he faces Adam “Bad Boy” Maté (18-6, 11 KOs) of Sopron, Hungary  The six-round bout will headline a stacked 8-fight lineup that will not have a single boxer with a losing record on the card.

Castillo of the Dominican Republic competed in the 2012 London games before losing to home country favorite Anthony Ogogo.

Castillo turned professional a year later and has racked up seven wins, all by knockout before signing with King’s Promotions where he is set to make his maiden voyage on American soil while making his first start under the King’s Promotional banner.

“I feel really good and strong.  I am really happy to be competing in the United States.  I want people in the states to remember who I am,” said Castillo, who is training in Reading, Pennsylvania with trainer Moe Morales.

“It was a great experience to fight in the Olympics and that has helped me in the pro ranks.”

After fighting his first seven bouts in the Dominican Republic, Castillo is eager to impress his new promoter Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions.

“I feel good to sign with King’s Promotions.  I feel that I have a lot of support with them and I have surrounded myself with a good team.”

In Nagy, he is fighting an opponent that sports a respectable record of 6-1 with four knockouts and he defeated two undefeated fighters.

“All I know about him is that he is a southpaw and he has a good record.  I just rely on my ability and training and I feel, I will put on a great performance.”

“I am looking to be a world champion and be the best in my division.  A feared fighter.  Junior Castillo will be one of the names to remember all over the world.  I will be here a long time and I will be a champion.”

Said trainer Moe Morales, “Junior has been doing great.  He has been waiting a long time for this chance.  He has been training eight weeks and he has a lot of talent.  He is a southpaw and he is a boxer-puncher.  He works well from the inside and outside. He has the hunger and desire to make it to the top.” 

The card is promoted by Kings Promotions and tickets are currently on sale ($40/$60/$75) at www.beltwayboxing.com or by calling 301-899-2430. Tickets purchased at the box office on fight night are subject to a $5 surcharge.

Scheduled to appear in 6-rounds bouts:

Featherweight Thomas Snow (17-2, 11 KO’s) of Capitol Heights, Maryland will see action against Tibor Nadori (6-2-1, 3 KO’s) of Nagykanizsa, Hungary.

Charles Natal (6-0-2, 2 KO’s) of Cleveland, Ohio will take on Grayson Blake (6-4, 2 KO’s) of State College, PA. in a Welterweight bout.

In 4-round bouts:

Chris Warden (1-0, 1 KO) of Lusby, MD will fight in a Jr. Welterweight bout against Bernardo Rodriguez (Pro debut) of Miami, FL

Shynggyskhan Tazhibay (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Karaganda, KAZ will take James Robinson (3-3-2, 1 KO) of York, PA. in a Welterweight bout.

Sam Crossed of Greenbelt, MD of Greenbelt. MD will make his pro debut in a Cruiserweight bout against fellow pro debuter Hampton Miller of Norwalk, CT.

Santario Martin (1-1) of Gainesville, FL will take on Nicholas Hernandez (2-1) of Reading, PA in a Middleweight bout..

Tickets, priced at $40/$60/$75, tickets are onsale online at www.beltwayboxing.com or by phone at 301-899-243

DiBella Entertainment Adds Four More To Promotional Roster

New York, NY (8/20/15) – Fresh off the heels of the high profile signings this week of undefeated light heavyweight prospect Radivoje Kalajdzic and pro-debuting 2012 Olympian Pavlo Ischenko, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) has announced the addition of four new fighters to their ever-growing stable. Valentyn Holovko, Nick Givhan, Alex Guerrero and Yenifel Vicente have all finalized long-term agreements with the promotional outfit, and are looking to make their official DBE debuts in the near future.
Hailing from Ukraine, the undefeated lightweight prospect Holovko (21-0, 14KO’s) made his U.S. debut in June, scoring a fifth-round TD over Gerardo Robles. Holovko is the latest Ukrainian prospect to join the co-promotional tandem of DBE and Fight Promotions Inc., which also promotes undefeated prospects Sergey Derevyanchenko, Ievgen Khytrov, Ivan Golub, Ivan Baranchyk and the aforementioned Ischenko. Nicknamed “The Sabre”, Holovko is an exciting and aggressive come-forward fighter. With good speed and power in both hands, Holovko will be looking to make an immediate splash in the 135lb. division.
“I am excited to continue my career fighting under the DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions banners. This is a great opportunity for me to show the world who I am, and to compete against the best of the best in the lightweight division. I know I have what it takes to win a world title, and this is the team that will bring me there,” said Holovko.
Nicknamed “King Beamen”, the super lightweight prospect Givhan (15-0, 10KO’s) had a successful amateur career that included back-to-back Michigan Golden Gloves championships in 2007 and 2008. Givhan then tried his hand in MMA before switching his focus back to boxing and embarking on his professional career in August 2012. Givhan has kept an active pace thus far throughout his three-year career, showing both good boxing ability and power. The 29-year-old Kalamazoo, Michigan, native is looking to break into the national spotlight and show the boxing world he has what it takes to be among the elite of the talent-laden 140lb. division, and is certain that DiBella Entertainment is exactly the promotional outfit to bring him there. Givhan is scheduled to take on Freddy Durand (8-1-1) this Saturday in Michigan.
“It is an absolute blessing to have signed with DiBella Entertainment, and to now be able to take my skills to a bigger stage and progress that much quicker in my career,” said Givhan. “Lou DiBella has been in the business a long time and it feels good to be signed to someone as experienced and knowledgeable as him. My team and I have worked very hard to get to this point, but now the real work begins.”
The older brother of Fernando Guerrero, at 12-0-1, 6KO’s, Alex Guerrero is already ranked number 13 in the WBA cruiserweight world ratings. Hailing from Salisbury, Maryland, Guerrero has been out of action since November of last year, when he scored an impressive eighth-round stoppage over Anthony Ferrante to pick up the vacant WBA NABA cruiserweight title. Guerrero is looking to get a quick win and shake off whatever ring rust he might have, and then immediately compete against the top fighters in the cruiserweight division.
“Signing with DiBella Entertainment and Dave Escalet is a defining point in my career. I know they are of the highest caliber and can get their job done. Now I can focus on just getting my job done. The agreement has motivated me by giving my training a clear direction. DiBella Entertainment has plenty of fight dates and Lou knows the boxing business as well as anyone out there. I recently got married, I signed with one of the top promoters in the fight game, I have my longtime trainer by my side, and I am healthy. This is just a great time in my life and my career,” said Guerrero.
The 29-year-old Vicente is easily the most experienced and well-known of the four signings. At 27-3-2, 19KO’s, the Dominican-native Vicente ran his record to 23-0-2, before making his U.S. debut in 2012, dropping a 10-round decision to highly regarded and recent world-title challenger Chris Avalos. Vicente is 4-2 since the defeat to Avalos, with both losses coming against fellow contenders Juan Antonio Rodriguez (MD-8) and most recently IBF #3-rated Eric Hunter.. Since the loss to Hunter, Vicente has won two straight bouts, both by stoppage, and is now looking to work his way back into a significant fight in the 122lb. division.
“I am very happy to be with DBE and I know that they can take me to the next level in my career.. I am a very exciting, fan-friendly fighter who loves to bring it. At 122lbs., I know that I have what it takes to become a world champion and I know that Lou will get me the opportunity to prove it,” said Vicente.

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