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Monday
Jun272011

MAK Boxing Management Inks Explosive Heavyweight Knock-Out Artist

 

MAK Boxing Management proudly announces the signing of unbeaten heavyweight sensation Jose Luis Roque (3-0, 3KO’s) of Miami, Florida. 

“We are very happy to have Jose Luis Roque in our boxing stable. I believe he has all the tools to someday become a world champion,” said CEO Manny Rivera.  Standing at 6’ 4” and weighing around 250 pounds, Jose is the ideal size to fight with any heavyweight in the division. Armed with explosive power in both hands, Jose is sure to be a crowd favorite wherever he fights. 

“I spoke with Jose several times and he is a perfect fit for our organization. Our fighters also are proud to become pillars ofthe community. We at MAK Boxing believe, you will not only love Jose for his exploits in the squared circle, but for his genuine personality outside the ring,”   

The twenty four year old Miami native was faced with several periods of inactivity due to fight fallouts and the trials and tribulations of the underside of boxing without proper management,he almost quit the game. After a brief layoff which included the birth of his son, Jose felt complete and knew it was time to get back into the sport he truly loved, but he also knew he needed proper management if his boxing career was going to be successful. So he checked around and spoke with other fighters and boxing aficionados and after a few recommendations, he contacted MAK Boxing Management. “I knew I needed anhonest management team that would definitely work in my best interest and after speaking with MAK Boxing, it just seemed a natural fit,” said Roque. These guys treat their fighters with respect and have their best interests at heart. 

I am ready to show the world, the gifts that god has given me,” said Roque.” I go in the ring to knock my opponents out and I am sure you will be satisfied when you see me in the ring. I guess you can say my style is similar to that of a young George Foreman. “ 

Roque trains out of Extreme Boxing Gym in Hialeah, Floridaunder Gustavo Trujillo. 

Tuesday
Jun072011

Ocasio Outclasses Scott

There are times in a boxer’s career where certain hurdles have to be crossed. Friday night at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA, North Philadelphia lightweight sensation Angel Ocasio (5-0, 1KO) crossed the first major hurdle of his professional boxing career with a one sided four round unanimous decision victory over Salisbury, Maryland’s Randolph Scott. The victory and strong finish along with Ocasio’s improving ring savvy, proved that he is ready to graduate to the six round distance and up the competition.

The four round fights are a quick and dangerous learning curve. Each fight presents a certain test for an up and coming prospect. Whether he is learning to fight a slugger, or a boxer with little power each fight allows him to learn how to test different styles, so he won’t be caught off guard in the championship fights later in his career. A fighter must make adjustments quickly without thinking in the ring, while not getting caught in an awkward moment. A single slip may be ruled a knockdown and could force the fighter to win every subsequent round  in order to avoid a draw or loss being placed on his resume. There is little room for error in a four round fight and many opponents throw crazy shots and punches from odd angles. As fighters graduate to the bigger fights, it usually weeds out most of the wild antics and unorthodox punches from raw opponents. The fighters will be more talented but their combinations will be more natural to a skilled fighter.  

Friday night, Ocasio found himself in a tough test as he faced off against a taller fighter with an exceptionally long reach for a lightweight.  Randolph Scott was his name and he entered the ring winless at 0-3. His record was ugly, but deceiving. Two of his losses were by razor thin majority decisions, where a round could have gone the other way in each fight and changed the outcome. His record entering the ring on Friday night easily could have been a respectable 2-1.   In Scott’s last bout, he held his own with twenty seven fight veteran Jamie “The Punisher” Palma 14-13-1, 3KO’s, losing a close six round unanimous decision in his opponent’s home state. Two of the scorecards had him only one point down when the decision was read. It was clear in the minds of MAK Boxing Management that Scott would be a difficult opponent, but one Ocasio must clear if he was to be ready to move up to the six round limit.

The undefeated Angel Ocasio looked more like a six round fighter in the opening round, probing to see what Scott had to offer. Scott was more than happy to oblige with a couple wild rushes and then ducking extremely low to avoid many of Ocasio’s deadly counters. Scott even caught Ocasio with a short left hook, but most of his punches bounced harmlessly off the gloves, not penetrating the solid defense of North Philadelphian.

As each round progressed, Ocasio became more active and his heavy right hands came closer to that telling blow which could send Scott to the canvas. Ocasio confidently changed his methods, switching from puncher to counter puncher in an attempt to solve the awkward and wild movements of Scott.

For a tall fighter, Scott would drop seriously low to avoid many of the heavy hooks and would lunge back too so as not to get caught cleanly. It would eventually come to hurt him as the heavy handed North Philadelphian caught Scott off balance and bending over after throwing a missed hook, finding him with a probing right hand flush on the jaw. Scott was forced put his glove to the canvas, resulting in a knockdown.  Scott stood tall and went on the defensive for the remainder of the third round.

Many fighters would have played it safe in the final round and boxed their way to a decision, but not Ocasio who continued to mix in uppercuts and heavy two punch combinations. Each punch came with deadly intentions and dangerously glanced of the fading Scott. In the final ten seconds of the fight, the punch Ocasio was looking for, finally landed. Scott looked stunned from the flush right hand on the jaw and his knees buckled before standing straight up, but the bell sounded before any further damage could be done.

All three judges saw the bout in favor of Angel Ocasio by scores of 39-36 x 2, and 40-35 respectively

“He had a tremendous reach and it was tough landing a clean shot on him, but I thought I was in control throughout the fight,” said Ocasio afterward.”I felt like I was getting stronger and just getting into a rhythm when the fight ended.”

“I have to thank my friends and fans for supporting me. I just can’t wait for my first six round fight.

With the final four round hurdle cleared, the stakes get higher and the opponents more skilled, but one thing is certain, Angel Ocasio is ready and up for the challenge.

Look for the spirited Ocasio to be back in the ring, in late July or early August.     

Monday
May232011

Ocasio to face Scott on June 3rd

Rising lightweight sensation and MAK Boxing prospect Angel Ocasio (4-0, 1KO) will put his undefeated record on the line Friday night, June 3rd at Harrah’s Casino in Chester PA when he faces the very dangerous Salisbury, Maryland’s Randolph Scott in the very last four rounder of his career.

The heavy handed Ocasio showed his metal on March 18th by dropping Brooklyn New York’s Georgie Santiago once on his way to a dominant four round unanimous decision victory at the very same Harrah’s Casino. Ocasio was named the fight of the night and the most skilled fighter on the card by many of the writers at ringside. The Highly touted MAK Boxing prospect has consistently piled up the awards and accolades early as a professional, which has made him one of the biggest crowd draws in the eastern region.

He will not have it easy in his last four rounder as he takes on Randolph Scott. Though sporting a record of 0-3, Scott could easily be undefeated, having lost two of his first three bouts against undefeated prospects by razor thin majority decision losses. In his last bout, Scott lost a tough six rounder to twenty-six fight veteran Jamie “The Punisher” Palma by scores of 56-57, 56-57 and 55-58. If one more round had gone Scott’s way on the scorecards, he would have pulled out the upset victory. Ocasio knows he needs to be in the best shape of his career if he is going to put another big win on his resume.

Come out and see the explosive lightweight in his very last four round bout.

Also scheduled to appear on this very same night at Harrah’s Casino will be fellow lightweight Victor Vasquez(12-5-1, 6KO’s) and heavy handed light heavyweight Tony Ferrante (9-2, 4KO’s) along with many other of the regions up and coming prospects.

Be there ringside at the beautiful Harrah’s Casino in Chester PA and catch the exciting night of boxing live Friday night June 3rd.

Tickets are priced at $100 for VIP Ringside, $60 for ringside and $45 for general admission and can be obtained by calling MAK Boxing at 267-325-9963 or 610-864-0945.

Wednesday
May182011

Ocasio Impressive in "Fight of the Night" at Harrah's

By Kurt Wolfheimer (Fightnews.com) March 2011 

MAK Boxing’s lightweight sensation Angel Ocasio (4-0, 1KO’s) impressed his large and raucous fan base at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA on March 18th 2011 with a one sided four round battering of an unbelievably game “Relentless” George Santiago (1-3, 1KO) of Brooklyn New York. The lightning quick lightweight from North Philly looked to end the fight early as he blasted away at Santiago in the opening two rounds. The crowd would go crazy after every explosive combination but Santiago would just continue to press forward in an attempt to weather the storm. “He had a head of concrete” said Ocasio afterwards. Even concrete cracks and Ocasio did just that in the third round with a piston like left hook, which planted Santiago on the canvas.

The pounding from the previous two rounds and the knockdown would have been enough for most lightweights to roll over and call it a night, but not Santiago, who popped up, shook his head and moved forward with bad intentions. It was clear that Santiago would not quit, so the North Philly lightweight went back to efficient boxing in the final round to capture the one sided victory. All three judges saw it easily in favor of Ocasio (4-0, 1KO) by scores of 39-36 x 2 and 40-35 respectively.

Ocasio’s passion, skills and dedication to the sport has made him into a crowd favorite and potential future superstar in the lightweight division. Look for the rising lightweight sensation to be back in action at the very same Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA on Friday June 3rd.

Wednesday
May182011

Ocasio Peppers Santiago

By George Hanson Jr., Esq (fightkings.com) March 2011 

In one of the evening’s most entertaining bouts, lightweight Angel Ocasio (3 wins – 0 losses – 0 draws – 1 ko) of Philadelphia needed all of his boxing acumen to win a unanimous four-round decision over iron-chinned George “Relentless” Santiago (1 win – 2 losses – 0 draws – 1 ko) of Brooklyn, New York. Santiago lived up to his moniker and pressed the action from the opening bell as Ocasio was perpetual motion, moving while landing crisp combinations and counters. Santiago kept the pressure on answering every combination thrown by Ocasio. They stood in the center of the ring and traded vicious body shots in the second round. However, the smaller Santiago seemed to relish in the art of destruction as he just kept marching forward like someone had plugged him into an electric socket.

In the third round a well-timed left hook by Ocasio deposited Santiago on the canvas. However, the diminutive fighter hopped up like a jack-in-the box to his feet before Referee Condon could begin counting. Santiago continued to press the action for the remainder of the round as Ocasio boxed smartly. The final round was much of the same with Ocasio looking like a matador and his opponent firmly in his role as the charging bull. At the conclusion Ocasio won by scores of 40-35 and 39-36 twice.