Boxcino 2015 Finals on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” May 22, Corona, CA

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ORANGE, Calif. (May 7, 2015) – Junior middleweight Brandon Adams (16-1, 12 KOs) is returning to a familiar situation.. After coming up short in last year’s Boxcino finals and suffering the only loss of his career, the Los Angeles-native dropped down one weight class and fought his way back to the 10-round championship fight.

Adams faces the smooth boxing skills of John Thompson (16-1, 5 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey on Friday, May 22, from the Omega Products Outdoor Arena in Corona, Calif. in the Boxcino 2015 junior middleweight championship.

The Boxcino Finals is televised on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” (ESPN2 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and is co-promoted through Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions and Ken Thompson’s Thompson Boxing Promotions.

“Everything is good, training is going well,” Brandon Adams said. “I’m still in shape from my last fight and I’m coming to get what is mine. I’m going to put on a performance that will make everyone proud.”

“My training camp has been great,” John Thompson said. “I’ve been working hard, staying hungry. I have one day on my mind and that is May 22nd.”

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.

In the co-feature, heavyweight talents Donovan Dennis (14-2, 11 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio and Andrey Fedosov (27-3, 22 KOs) of Russia will meet in a 10-round fight to determine the Boxcino 2015 heavyweight champion.

Dennis and Fedosov have electrified the crowds leading up to the tournament finals. They both showed off their freight train like power by knocking out their respective opponents in the Boxcino quarter and semifinals.

“I’ve been in Los Angeles for training camp, getting good sparring,” Donovan Dennis said. “I know Andrey will be ready, and so will I.”

“I’m glad that I’ve made it into the finals of this great tournament on ESPN,” Andrey Fedosov said. “I’m training very hard in Los Angeles and I’m confident that I will win the fight.”

“I’m looking forward to the Boxcino finals,” said Artie Pelullo, president of Banner Promotions. “The finals will be terrific with two exciting and compelling fights.”

“We couldn’t be anymore excited to be a part of this wonderful tournament that has a long history of producing boxing stars,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing. “All four boxers understand what’s on the line, and I’m positive they’ll come out hungry and put on a tremendous boxing showcase.”

Additional information on the undercard will be announced shortly.

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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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.

Thompson Boxing Promotions Presents “Path To Glory” June 28

ORANGE, CA (June 20, 2013) – Thompson Boxing Promotions presents another edition of its electrifying boxing series “Path To Glory” taking place at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, CA on Saturday June 28, 2013. The 8-round main event will feature Christopher Martin (26-2-3, 8 KOs) vs. Raul Hidalgo (17-8, 13 KOs) a match taking place in the super bantamweight division. The co-main event will showcase Efrain Esquivias (16-2, 9 KOs) vs. Victor Sanchez (5-6-1, 2 KOs) in an 8-round featherweight bout. Time Warner Cable Deportes will televise the event which will air at a later date.

In his last bout Martin defeated Jose Angel Beranza, a veteran of over 60 fights, to capture the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) super bantamweight title, a match he won by unanimous decision. Christopher is currently riding a 3-fight winning streak and looks to continue marching toward a world title shot.

“I feel very confident going into this fight because I know I made the proper sacrifices needed to be victorious” said Martin. “The fans will see a lot of action coming from me and I know everyone watching will be thrilled. I want to thank Ken Thompson and Alex Camponovo for believing in me. My goal is to win this fight and get one step closer to my dream of winning a world title.”

Efrain Esquivias is looking to get back in the win column after two tough defeats against top level competition. His opponent Victor Sanchez is coming of an impressive victory against Richard Contreras (10-2-1, 9 KOs). Esquivias is not looking past Sanchez and plans to use his superior boxing skills to win this fight.”

“I’m focused and ready to get back on a winning streak,” said Esquivias. “Right now my main focus is beating Sanchez. I know he’s coming off a great win, but I feel I’m the better boxer. Winning this fight is very important to my career. I’m going to do whatever it takes to come out on top.”

The rest of the undercard will showcase four action packed bouts. Giovanni Santillan (8-0, 5 KOs) vs. Adam Ealoms (3-3-3, 1 KO) will square off in a 6-round welterweight bout. Juan Reyes (9-1-1, 1 KO) will face an opponent to be announced in a 6-round super bantamweight bout. Danny Roman (5-1-1, 2 KOs) vs. Manuel Ruvalcaba (1-4) will clash in 4-round super bantamweight bout. A 4-round welterweight bout featuring Joshua Conley (6-0, 5 KOs) vs. Roberto Lara (0-3) will round out the card.