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Tuesday
Jan102012

A Quiet Storm brews in Philly!!!

Greg Robinson’s Power Productions is set to bring a boxing spectacular to the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA  on Friday night the 13th of January, featuring the return of the former NABF champion Farah “The Quiet Storm” Ennis (17-1, 11KO’s) against the always dangerous Grover Young (5-4-1, 1KO). The co-feature of the evening is a highly competitive lightweight clash as Angel Ocasio (6-0,1KO) battles it out with Camden, New Jersey’s Jason Sosa (4-1-1, 1KO).

Ennis is a hot Philly prospect who has become known for his pinpoint accuracy and explosive combinations which led him up the path to the NABF super middleweight title before his shocking upset at the hands of Alexander “The Great” Johnson. After the surprising loss Ennis took some time off and is now rejuvenated and ready for another run at a world title.

The comeback begins on Friday night at the National Guard Armory. Standing in his way is Grover Young, who sports a less than spectacular record of 5-4-1, 2KO. Sometimes records can be deceiving and this looks to be one of them. The last four opponents that have faced Young are a combined 30-0 at the time he stepped into the ring with him. Two of four defeats came by razor thin majority decision losses to those undefeated fighters, so Ennis will have to be on his “A” game in the eight round main event of the evening.

The co-feature will be a six round war featuring two up and coming lightweight prospects as Philly’s Angel Ocasio (6-0, 1KO) squares off against Camden New Jersey’s Jason Sosa (4-1-1, 1KO).

Ocasio has carved out a niche as one of Philly’s most popular fighters with his serious boxing arsenal and counter punching abilities. His raucous fan base has grown due to his give and take style, which has led to most of his fights being selected the fight of the night or him being the fighter of the night. Under the MAK Boxing Management banner, Ocasio has quickly honed his skills as a professional, fighting various styles of fighters. Friday night will be by far the biggest test of his young career in Jason Sosa.

The Camden, New Jersey native, has faced and defeated some tough competition including the likes of Jose “Prime time” Ortiz, “Pretty Boy” Clinton Douglass, and Anthony Allen. Sosa will not back down and his willing to stand and trade style should make this a fight highly entertaining, which will surely leave the fans satisfied.      

Also on the card is the homecoming of former two time top ranked US Amateur and rising Philly bantamweight sensation Miguel “No fear” Cartagena (3-0, 2KO’s). The lightning quick North Philadelphian will face six fight Cuban veteran Yuniel Ramos in a six round contest. Cartagena at just 3-0 has tested his mettle been on the big stage, winning convincingly on the undercards of Gamboa-Solis and Gamboa-Ponce de Leon.

Another interesting lightweight contest is on the card as fellow Philadelphians, Tim Witherspoon Jr (6-1-1, 2KO’s) and Tevin Farmer (3-2-1, 1KO) square off over six rounds for the vacant IBS National lightweight title.

The rest of the undercard is loaded with local and regional prospects in four round contests.

Carteret, New Jersey heavyweight slugger John Lennox will duke it out with Baltimore, Maryland’s Riley Brooks (1-2-1).

Atlantic City cruiserweight Jaywon Woods (8-1-1, 5KO’s), the son of former heavyweight contender Darrol Wilson will look to shake off eighteen months of ring rust against Rayshawn Myers (4-11, 3KO’s) 

Highly talented Philly heavyweight prospect Joey Dawejko (5-0, 2KO’s) has recently been added and will face Corey Winfield (4-8, 2KO’s).

Newark, New Jersey’s super middleweight John Thompson (3-0, 1KO) will battle it out with Kinston North Carolina’s Aaron Williams (0-2).

Undefeated Virginian featherweight Jerren Cochran will face the always deadly opponent to be announced.

Philly super middleweight scrapper, Brian “Wildman” Donahue (1-1) is ready to step back into the ring for the first time in almost six years against Randy “The Rattler” Campbell (3-8, 2KO’s).

Local light heavyweight Todd Unthankmay looks win his second as a pro when he faces Phillip Hannah (0-6).

Tickets are priced at $60 Ringside, $50 Floor and $40 General Admission.

Monday
Aug152011

Ocasio impressive in first six rounder

Boxing is a sport of many visual steps in which a fighter must do to make his dreams of becoming a world champion come true. Friday night rising lightweight prospect Angel Ocasio (6-0, 1KO) not only took a big step but several others were added which made his victory even more important.  His opponent on Friday night was Rasool Shakoor,  a veteran of twelve fights and by far the most experienced fighter Ocasio had faced in his professional career. It would also be his first six rounder and questions must lurk in a fighters mind if stamina would be an issue. The final key came just the day before the fight when he was notified that he would be in the first co-feature of his career also, which added extra pressure.

Most fighters would have been nervous entering the Arena, but Ocasio looked calm and ready to do battle as he walked to the ring.

Shakoor tried to surprise the undefeated lightweight sensation from North Philly, coming out in the opening round working out of the southpaw stance.  It caught Ocasio by surprise, but his amateur experience helped him counter well and force Shakoor back into the orthodox stance in the second.

Ocasio went back to work, drawing in the taller Shakoor and eventually sent him reeling across the ring with a big counter. The 21 year old Ocasio stepped up the pace as the fight progressed and even battered Shakoor in a corner, but the bell saved him.

Ocasio , was in control and Shakoor chose to fight defensively throughout the final two rounds, sending the fight went to the scorecards. All three judges had it easily in favor of  Ocasio by scores of 59-55 x 2 and 60-54 respectively.

The win puts him one step closer to his dream of becoming a world champion.  “We at MAK Boxing see big things in the very near future for Angel” said Kurt Wolfheimer. “You are just seeing the tip of the iceberg in Angel. There was a lot of pressure on him tonight, being in the co-feature on his first six rounder, but I think Angel passed this test with flying colors. Look for big things from him in the very near future.”

Tuesday
Aug022011

Ocasio Set for First Six Rounder at Harrah’s Casino

The road to a world championship is long and arduous. Friday night August 12th  at Chester PA’s Harrahs Casino, unbeaten MAK Boxing lightweight sensation Angel Ocasio (5-0,1KO) is prepared to take that next step toward his world title aspirations in his first six round bout as a professional.  Standing in the way of his dreams on this historic night will be his most experienced opponent to date in twelve fight veteran Rasool Shakoor (3-8-1, 1KO) of Jackson, Michigan.

The thirty year old Shakoor has tested some of the up and coming prospects in the region, including the likes of , Eric Nemo (10-1-1, 4KO), Jesse Carradine (7-1-1, 3KO’s) and Carlos Zambrano (13-0, 7KO’s). He also owns a victory over previously undefeated Kieyon Bussey (6-1, 3KO’s).

Ocasio has rolled through everyone that has been put in front of him and now knows he must step up his game to a new level if he is to continue his on his path to world title stardom.

The main event of the action packed night of boxing action will be an eight round lightweight bout featuring lightweight scrapper Victor Vasquez (13-5-1, 7KO’s) against  Angel Rios (9-5,6KO’s). The exciting seven-bout card is promoted by Joey Eye Promotions.

For tickets and more information contact MAK Boxing at 267-325-9963 or at 610-864-0945.

Tuesday
Jul192011

Ennis Returns to Philly!!!

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions is proud to bring another explosive night of professional boxing to the South Philly Arena in Philadelphia PA on Friday July 29th, showcasing some of the best talent the region has to offer. Headlining the show is an eight round junior middleweight bout, featuring the return of former USBA title holder and nationally ranked junior middleweight sensation Derek “Pooh” Ennis (22-3-1,13KO’s).

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ennis knows his run for a world title begins right here in the “City of Brotherly Love” and he is fully focused to put on a fight to remember that will once again put him back in line for a possible world title shot. Ranked number ten by the IBF and coming off his first loss in over five years, Ennis of The Germantown section of Philadelphia knows a good showing is imperative to his career. The slick boxer-puncher last fought in Philly exactly a year and a day to the date in the very same South Philly Asylum Arena, capturing a stirring twelve round unanimous decision victory over “King” Gabriel Rosado (16-5, 9KO’s).  The importance of the bout has Ennis preparing as if he were fighting for a world championship. One thing is for sure, you will see the best Derek “Pooh” Ennis has to bring, when he steps into the ring on the 29th.

The co-feature of the evening, will also bring back another Philly regular in exciting featherweight Coy Evans (10-0-1, 2KO’s) against an opponent TBA. The featherweight with fast hands, deceptive power and a crowd pleasing style, knows a victory is a must if he is to continue his rise up the featherweight ladder.     

Also featured on the card is explosive six round welterweight battle showcasing  hard punching welterweight KEA Boxing prospect Juan Rodriquez (6-0, 3KO’s) against Philly’s own Greg Hackett (2-8). Rodriquez has made a home at the Philly arena having captured three of his six victories in the venue.

Also on the card is an intriguing four rounder featuring the Philly debut of explosive Miami heavyweight knockout artist and MAK Boxing prospect Jose Luis Roque (3-0, 3KO’s). After two years of inactivity and the birth of his kid, Roque is ready to show the people in “The City of Brotherly Love,” the explosive power that the sunshine state has become accustomed to. Standing at 6’ 4” Roque has the height and reach to contend with almost any heavyweight in the division, but he knows it all starts right here in Philly.

Another heavyweight from the past  who is set to return to action after several years outside of the ring is Gerald “The Jedi” Nobles (26-1, 21KO’s) who is set to swap punches with an opponent to be determined in  a six round contest. The former WBA inter-continental heavyweight title challenger looks to make one more run at heavyweight stardom and knows a good showing will put him right back on the path to glory.

There are several top local prospects scheduled for the card in separate bouts, including the likes of Philly  welterweight  Ardrick “The Hit man” Butler (6-4, 3KO’s), Heavyweights John “The Breed” Lennox (5-0, 2KO’s) and Georgie Garulnik (1-0) along with the Philly debut of debut of Harrisburg PA super bantamweight  Josh Bowles (1-0).

KEA Boxing takes pride giving the fans a very entertaining night of professional boxing action at reasonable prices. Tickets for the explosive night of action are set at just $40 General Admission and $60 for reserved seating. There is also limited number of VIP tickets available at $100.

Tickets can also be purchased on-line at PayPal at www.keaboxing.com.  For additional information call 267-687-7560.

Friday
Jul152011

Roque to make Philly debut!

MAK Boxing Management’s undefeated heavyweight knockout artist Jose Luis Roque (3-0, 3KO’s) is set to show “The City of Brotherly Love” the devastation he laid in the sunshine state, when he makes his appearance on Friday July 29th at the Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia.

Standing at six feet four inches and weighing in at approximately two hundred fifty pounds, Roque is the perfect blend of speed and power to make a huge dent in the heavyweight division. It all starts Friday night July 29th. Be there so you can say you were in attendance when Jose Roque made his explosive debut on the Philly scene. You won’t want to miss this one.

Tickets for this explosive night of action are $40 General Admission and $60 Ringside For more information and to purchase tickets call MAK Boxing at 267-325-9963 or 610-864-0945.