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Tuesday
Dec182012

Ocasio Routs Rodriguez; Eyes Title Shot!

Rising lightweight sensation Angel Ocasio (7-0-2, 2KO's) made a statement on Saturday night December the 8th to the lightweight division that he was coming strong and determined with a thrilling second round technical knockout of Esteban Rodriguez (6-4-1, 2KO's) at the newly renovated McGonigle Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Coming off of two 2012 Philly fights of the year candidates, each against Jason Sosa which ended in draws, Ocasio looked to make a statement. And he did it in a big way on the untelevised portion of NBC Sports Fight Night series promoted by Main Events, Peltz Boxing Promotions, and Goosen Tutor Promotions in association with Bam Boxing at McGonigle Hall on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Ocasio's opponent on this evening was Esteban Rodriquez, who was coming off a majority decision loss to the very same Jason Sosa and had gone the distance with the PA State champion Naim Nelson. Rodriguez had never been stopped as a professional. He also own a recent victory over Cassius Clay on August 8th.2012. it was to be a terrific test for the MAK boxing fighter from North Philly

The 23 year-old Ocasio looked prime and ready as he entered the ring to do battle as he entered to a raucous applause from the two thousand plus in attendance.

Rodriquez was known as a pressure fighter, but Ocasio took it away in the early as he mixed in some good body shots. Rodriquez returned fire with two right crosses that found their mark, but Ocasio walked right through them. By mid round you could see the power of Ocasio start to take over as he dug a few body shots while mixing up single shots up top. Rodriguez returned fire, but Ocasio continued to find the openings and finally sent Esteban to the canvas with a well-placed left hook under the ribs in the closing seconds of the opening stanza. It didn’t look he would get up, but Rodriguez is a warrior and rose to his feet as the bell sounded to end the round.

Rodriquez tried to keep Ocasio off with short right hands, but determined North Philadelphian was taking control with heavier shots. Late in the round, Ocasio began to use a jab which set up a beautiful short right on the button. Rodriquez crumbled to the canvas for the second time. Ocasio would not let him off the hook and finished the job moments later with two destructive body shots. Rodriquez slumped to his hands and knees. The referee had seen enough and called a halt to the contest at .38 seconds of round two.

“I never had a training camp like I did this time,” said Ocasio who spoke on his keys to victory. “I felt very comfortable. We worked on the body shots.  That is what it came down to and It worked so I am satisfied.”

“There was talk of my fighting for the PA State Title on December 8th, but it fell through reiterated Ocasio.   “Tonight I made a statement in front of Main Event Promotions, Goosen Tutor Promotions, Peltz Boxing Promotions in association with BAM Boxing Promotions, so whatever title is out there, I am ready to fight for it. Just bring on the belts!!!”  

Friday
Dec142012

Ocasio Blows Away Rodriguez!

Credit Ray Bailey for photos in our Dec. 8th, 2012 gallery

Undefeated Philly lightweight sensation Angel Ocasio (7-0-2, 2 KOs) made a statement that he is a rising prospects to be watched by dropping Esteban Rodriguez (6-4-1, 1 KO) three times en-route to an impressive second round stoppage.

Ocasio, who was coming off of two back-to-back draws this year against the same opponent (Jason Sosa), was eager to have impressive victory that was not in doubt!

Rodriquez was anticipated to be a challenge, having lost a close majority decision to the very same Jason Sosa plus he also went the distance with current Pennsylvania State lightweight champion Naim Nelson. Also Rodriquez had never been stopped as a so a real challenge was anticipated.

Rodriquez was known as a pressure fighter but Ocasio took it away in the opening moments by mixing in some good body shots to slow his opponent. Rodriquez returned fire with two right crosses that found their mark but Ocasio walked right through them. By mid round you could see the power of Ocasio start to take over as he dug in a few body shots while mixing in a shot upstairs. Rodriguez returned fire but Ocasio continued to find the openings and finally sent his opponent to the canvas with a well placed left hook under the ribs in the closing seconds. It didn't look he would get up but the durable Rodriguez is a warrior so he rose to his feet as the bell sounded.

In round two, Rodriquez tried to keep Ocasio off with short right hands however Ocasio was taking control with heavier shots. Late in the round Ocasio began to use a jab which set up a beautiful short right on the button. Rodriquez crumbled to the canvas for the second time. Ocasio would not let him off the hook and finished the job moments later with two destructive body shots. Rodriquez fell to his hands and knees. The referee had seen enough and called a halt to the contest at .38 seconds of round two.

"I never had a training camp like I did this time," said Ocasio who spoke on his keys to victory. "I felt very comfortable and we worked on the body shots. That is what it came down to and I worked (for the victory) so I am satisfied."

"There was talk of my fighting for the Pennsylvania State Title on December 8th but it fell through," said Ocasio. "Tonight I made a statement! Whatever title is out there, I am ready to fight for it. Just bring on the belt!"

 

Monday
Nov262012

Ocasio vs Rodriquez on Undercard of Televised Broad Street Boxing Event

Catch one of the biggest fight cards right here in Philadelphia at Temple University’s McGonigle Hall on Friday Dec 8th, as Peltz Boxing Promotions presents a battle over twelve rounds for the USBA heavyweight title as Philly’s own Bryant “Bye Bye” Jennings (15-0, 7KO’s) takes on tough Tongan Bernie Topou (22-2,16KO’s). The ten round co-feature of the evening will pit undefeated super featherweight sensation Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes (17-0, 5KO’s) against dangerous Philadelphian Erik “The Outlaw” Hunter (16-2, 9KO’s). If that weren’t enough, one of the most popular fighters in Philly looks to continue up the lightweight ladder when MAK Boxing’s undefeated lightweight prospect, Angel Ocasio (6-0-2, 1KO) battles it out with Lebanon PA’s Esteban Rodriquez 6-3-1, 1KO) in an explosive six round contest.

Angel Ocasio, who is coming off of two Philly fight of the year candidates where he fought Camden New Jersey’s Jason Sosa to controversial draws, knows a win over Esteban Rodriquez will put him right back on the path to lightweight stardom. Few fighters with just six wins under the belt have elicited the excitement and crowd following that Ocasio brings. He will not be matched easy though on this night as Esteban Rodriquez recently almost pulled the upset losing a razor thin majority decision loss to the very same Jason Sosa (6-1-3, 2KO’s). Rodriquez is an aggressive non- stop puncher that is sure to put Ocasio to the test.

Ocasio’s knows the importance of a victory in front some of the most important people in boxing will do for his career and has stepped up his training and will be in the best shape of his career when he steps into the ring at the famed McGonigle Hall on North Broad Street.

Can Ocasio pull out the victory? Or will Rodriquez pull the upset and put himself right back in the local lightweight picture.

Also on the card is the person both fighters know as Camden’s own Jason Sosa (6-1-3, 2KO’s) battles it out with Lancaster, PA’s Isaac Suarez (7-1, 3KO’s).

Also featured will be famed two former Philly amateur stars in separate bouts. Former 2011 national amateur champion Jesse Hart (4-0, 4KO’s) will fight the always deadly opponent to be announced in a four round contest. Philly’s own decorated amateur star Anthony Burgin (1-0, 1KO) will face fellow Philly rival in debuting Kenneth Brown.

Also set for action is Philly super middleweight Fred Jenkins Jr. (5-1, 2KO’s) who will be severely tested by John “Church Boy” Bowman (4-0-1) of Dover, Delaware in a four round contest.

Temple’s own Alex “Macho” Barbosa (4-0, 1KO) will to put his education to work when he faces rugged Vineland New Jersey native Joshua Arocho (2-6-2, 2KO’s) in a four rounder.

Philly light heavyweight prospect Todd Unthank-May (5-0, 2KO’s) will fight an opponent soon to be announced.

Rounding out the card is a four round Philly welterweight slugfest as Hassan Young (1-1-1) battle it out with fellow city rival Josue Rivera.

The card will be televised on nationally on the NBC Sports network, but you will want to be there live if you want to see MAK Boxing’s Angel Ocasio fight his biggest fight to date as the bout will not be on the televised portion of the card.

Tickets are $35, $55 and $75. Please call Kurt Wolfheimer at 610-864-0945 or Manny Rivera (267-325-9963) for tickets as each ticket sold will help us continue to move Angel Ocasio on his path to lightweight stardom.

First fight is at 7PM.

All fights subject to change without notice.

Thursday
Nov082012

With Ocasio's Upcoming Bout Loooming, Camp Intensifies!

As the temperature drops in November, the heat continues to rise at the Front St, Gym, where Angel Ocasio has been working hard in preparation for his December 8th showdown with Estebond Rodriguez at the luxurious McGonigle Hall at Temple University. The stakes are high, as all eyes will be on Mak Boxing's up and coming prospect. He will be fighting on the undercard of the most anticipated boxing event the tri-state area has hosted this year. The NBC network has teamed up with Peltz Boxing to bring this world class event to the Philadelphia area. Angel (Papo)Ocasio, who is both Angel’s father and head trainer, promises some exciting fireworks from his son. Team Ocasio knows that this fight can catapult the young prospect to greater heights and will open the doors for bigger things. Guest celebrities and prominent boxing folks will be in attendance for this televised card, so it’s definitely one you do not want to miss!!! Tickets are now available for $35,$50 & $75

 

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Monday
Aug202012

Ocasio Ready to get "Luckey" in His Upcoming Bout Aug 31st!

Undefeated lightweight superstar and MAK Boxing’s own Angel Ocasio will look to continue his world title dreams as he takes on hard hitting New Jersey lightweight Tyrone Luckey (4-2, 4KO’s) in a six round slugfest on Saturday night at the luxurious Mount Airy Casino on Friday night in the beautiful Pocono mountains.

Ocasio who is coming off two 2012 Philly fight of the year candidates against Jason Sosa which ended in controversial draws but had the crowd on their feet throughout for the supreme efforts of both combatants. Now Ocasio is ready to step back into the ring against a very dangerous opponent in Tyrone Luckey who has power in both hands as all his victories have come by way of knockout.

This is another huge step up the proverbial world title ladder and the biggest fight of Angel Ocasio’s career. We need your support to continue to help make his dreams to become a world champion a reality.

Headlining the star studded card is BAM title holder and undefeated Derek “Take it to the bank” Webster (13-0, 7KO’s) in a rematch with tough African Sabou Ballogou (8-6, 3Ko’s). Ballogou of Lone, Togo dropped Webster twice late in their last contest and almost had Webster stopped. Webster recovered and was able to pull out the victory, but both fighters now feel they know what it takes to win against each other, so it will be one hell of a fight.

Also appearing on the undercard in will be undefeated welterweights, Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (9-0, 4Ko’s) and Alex “The Brick City Bullet” Perez (16-0, 9KO’s) in separate bouts. In a special four round women’s super featherweight contest will be Philly slugger Liz Sherman (3-2,1KO). There are eight big bouts scheduled for what is sure to be a great night of action that is sure to please.        

Come out and support, showing our Philly and local pride as we invade the beautiful Pocono Mountains and take over the Mount Airy Casino and Resort. The full Casino is located on Mount Pocono.

There are a lot of things to do in the area for the entire family, including a big water park along with several other outdoor activities and scenic tours if you plan on staying over.

We have also found very affordable rooms at the Comfort Inn just four miles from the Casino. Taxi service will be available (24-7) to and from the Mount Airy Casino, so come out and enjoy a star studded night of gambling along with boxing in the tent and then enjoy the beautiful Pocono Mountains. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The trip is only twenty minutes longer than a ride to Atlantic City and Angel Ocasio really needs your support.

Come out and root the future world champion on in what could be the PA fight of the year. You won’t want to miss this one.

For tickets, rooms and more information contact Manny Rivera (267-325-9963) or Kurt Wolfheimer (610-864-0945).