Sampson Lewkowicz Promises Tyson Cave Another Shot vs Oscar Escandon

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz sends his congratulations to his fighter, Colombia’s Oscar Escandon (24-1, 14 KOs), who captured the interim WBA super bantamweight title with a 12-round split decision over Canada’s Tyson Cave (22-3, 6 KOs), Thursday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
But because of the controversy over the scoring (117-111, 115-113 Escandon against 115-113 Cave), Lewkowicz also has a strong assurance for Canada’s Tyson Cave, whom he also promotes.
“I wish to congratulate Oscar Escandon for his victory first of all,” said Lewkowicz. “I am very happy for him winning his first world championship. However, I think there is enough question about the decision that I want Tyson Cave to know something: If the WBA doesn’t order an immediate rematch of this fight, I am personally making a promise to him that I will get him another big opportunity. He will be back, no matter what.”
To most, it appeared Cave had soundly outboxed Escandon throughout their fight, but two of the judges saw a different fight and awarded 30-year-old Escandon the verdict. And so, Lewkowicz says he must wait to see what will play out between the sanctioning body and the two fighters.
“I will see what the WBA does before I make the next move with either fighter,” continued Lewkowicz. “And then either they will fight again to prove one clear winner or one will go after (WBA Champ) Scott Quigg and I will find the other another big fight.”

Oscar Escandon vs Tyson Cave Scheduled as WBA Super Bantamweight Eliminator

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, promoter of Colombian slugger Oscar Escandon and Canadian southpaw Tyson “Prince of Hali” Cave, wishes to correct erroneous reports about the pair’s upcoming showdown.
Escandon (23-1, 16 KOs) and Cave (22-2, 6 KOs) will meet on Thursday, December 11, in one of the featured bouts when Goossen Promotions returns to the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, for “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special, televised LIVE on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
“The fight between Oscar Escandon and Tyson Cave is not for the Interim title, it is a 12-round World Boxing Association Super Bantamweight Eliminator,” said Lewkowicz. “The WBA has already approved that the winner of this fight will then face the champion, Scott Quigg, next year.”
Advance tickets starting at $55.00 can be purchased through the Pechanga Resort and Casino website ( or by calling 1-877-711-2946. Doors on the night of the event will open at 4:00 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00 p.m. 
Headlining the event will be the return to Pechanga and ESPN of former junior middleweight world champion Austin “No Doubt Trout (27-2, 14 KOs) of Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 10-round clash against tough Mexican veteran Luis “Slayer” Grajeda (17-3-2, 13 KOs).
In the televised co-main event will be a 10-round heavyweight clash featuring two-time former heavyweight world title challenger and longtime Southern California fan favorite Cris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-4, 31 KOs) against an opponent to be announced.  
Also appearing at “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS” in a 10-round heavyweight battle will be former light heavyweight world champion Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver (30-6-1, 21 KOs) of Tampa, Florida against an opponent that is also to be announced.
Among the world class fighters rounding out the card in separate bouts are: former world champion and winner of The Contender Season One, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (26-3-2, 9 KOs) of Los Angeles; former world title challenger Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (25-1, 16 KOs) of Worcester, MA; former super bantamweight world champion Rico “Suavecito” Ramos (23-4, 12 KOs) of Los Angeles; 2012 U.S. Olympian and hot light heavyweight prospects “Sir’ Marcus Browne (12-0, 9 KOs) of New York City and Ahmed Elbiali (8-1, 7 KOs) of Cairo, Egypt.
Additional information on the undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

Sampson Lewkowicz Inks Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Tyson Cave

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing is proud to announce the signing of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Tyson “Prince of Hali” Cave (24-2, 8 KOs) to a promotional agreement.
A former five-time Canadian champion as an amateur (record 160-16), 32-year-old Cave has already won the WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight, the CAM (Canadian American Mexican) Super Bantamweight and the Canadian Super Bantamweight Championships as a professional. He is currently rated #5 in the world by the WBA.
“It’s a great honor to be joining Sampson’s promotional stable. He works with guys like (former middleweight world champion) Sergio Martinez, and now I’m working with him,” said Cave. “I’ve been working very hard and patiently waiting for the chance to reach my potential. I’m very grateful to Sampson Lewkowicz for investing in me. I won’t disappoint him.”
A flashy, colorful and confident southpaw with excellent speed and movement, Cave says his greatest strength as a fighter is his unpredictability. “The great thing about me is I don’t think I ever know what I’ll do in the ring. I like the cameras and the limelight. I’m flashy. I jump. I come up with unique ways to hit a person and I’m very hard to hit back.”
Cave’s trainer, Bunny Phillips from Titans Boxing Academy in Halifax, says the deal with Sampson Boxing will solve the one problem they have had with Cave’s professional career, thus far.
“The problem with Tyson has always been finding him fights. He makes guys look bad. We’ve been trying to get him fights all over the world and nobody will fight him, so this deal will allow us to let a world-class promoter like Sampson line the fights up for us.”
Robert Cave, Tyson’s father and former promoter, agrees with Phillips that the deal with Sampson Boxing is a good fit and shares his son’s lofty aspirations.
“We are extremely delighted and looking forward to a great relationship. We plan on bringing another world championship to Sampson Boxing.”
Cave is not the shy type. His first fight under the Sampson promotional banner will be against stable mate Oscar Escandon late this year… a fight Cave feels is a bad career move for his opponent.
“To be totally honest, Escandon is lucky to be #2 in the world. He’s done his career the easy way. I’ve done it the hard way. I’m down here in Nova Scotia where nobody’s ever heard of me. He gets these easy fights to build his record up and I’m here grinding. He better learn how to move and be ready for some unbelievable speed. I think he’s flat-footed and it’ll be a big problem for him that night.”
Cave’s chief sparring partner, Dan Trenaman, agrees that Escandon is in for a surprise when the two meet.
“I’ve sparred all over Canada and there’s nobody that moves like Tyson and has his rhythm. He loves to perform and be in front of the crowd. He loves the lights. When your confidence is at 100% like his is, there are no nerves.. He’s got that kind of mentality. He’s unpredictable and he’s really become more of a puncher as he’s advanced. He’s really adapted to the pro game.”
Lewkowicz says he’s happy to be able to help Cave’s struggle with inactivity and is looking forward to giving him the chance to prove himself on the world stage.
“Tyson is a very confident fighter,” said Lewkowicz. “He wants the chance to become a world champion and said he needed help landing the fights to get him there. That’s what I will do for him and I have great confidence in his ability to make the most of it.”