6’1 Featherweight Sensation Mario Barrios Looks To Have Breakout Year in 2015‏

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Rising star and undefeated featherweight phenom, Mario Barrios (7-0, 3 KOs), is looking to take his career to new heights in 2015. After fighting six times in 2014, Barrios is on the fast track to accomplishing his dream of becoming a world champion.

Standing 6’1, Barrios has the height and reach advantage against most of his opponents. With lighting fast hands, Barrios also possesses good footwork and power. With adviser Al Haymon backing him, Barrios feels he’s in a fantastic position.

“My team and I are very excited about this upcoming year,” said Mario Barrios, “Haymon Boxing is taking the sport to a whole new level and I want to position myself as one of the best prospects. I know with a few more fights under my belt I’ll be able to move up to 10-round bouts and hopefully fight for a regional title. The goal is to stay busy and focused on my future. I’m very grateful to have Al Haymon guiding my career. He’s the best in boxing. I’m looking forward to my next fight which will be announced very soon.”

Undefeated Middleweight Prospect Caleb Plant Returns To The Ring This Saturday In Philly‏

Photo By Stacey Verbeek

Photo By Stacey Verbeek



Undefeated middleweight prospect, Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (5-0, 4 KOs), returns to the ring this Saturday January 31, 2015 against David Lopez (4-11, 1 KO). The 4-round bout will take place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Managed by Al Haymon, Plant is looking to extend his unbeaten record to 6-0. With power in both hands, Caleb Plant is rapidly making a name for himself in the middleweight division. Plant, who’s always looking for the knockout, believes his power will take him to the top. Plant has knocked out four of his last five opponents.

“I know I have a lot to learn in this sport and I’m thriving to get better each day I’m in the gym.” said Caleb Plant. “With Al taking charge of my career, I know I will have opportunities to become something special in boxing. My plan is to come out aggressive and take the fight to my opponent. If I see my opponent is in trouble, I’m definitely going for the knockout.”

With and exciting fighting style, Plant has all the ingredients to become a Superstar in the middleweight division. With a high level amateur pedigree and a great team around him Sky is the limit for the Tennessee native.

Luis Hinojosa asegura triunfo en Puerto Rico sobre el campeón Emmanuel Rodríguez‏

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El clasificado número 10 por la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo ( AMB ) en las 118 libras, Luis Hinojosa de la República Dominicana, vaticina una contundente victoria sobre el campeón Latino de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo ( OMB ) en las 118 libras, Emmanuel ‘Manny el Sensacional’ Rodríguez de Puerto Rico para el sábado, 21 de febrero desde el coliseo Francisco ‘Pancho’ Deida de Hatillo.

“Yo entiendo que Emmanuel Rodríguez, es un buen boxeador. Ya lo vi pelear en el país. Además tendrá la ventaja de la casa, pero encima del ring estaremos nosotros dos solos”, dijo un emocionado Hinojosa que añadió, “esas son las ventajas que tiene mi rival, pero las mías son: experiencia, corazón, una gran preparación y que soy un boxeador que nunca me han puesto nada fácil y espero que Emmanuel este listo para la guerra, aunque sabemos que al final, el título se vá para la República Dominicana”.

En agosto de 2014, Hinojosa peleó por el título Interino Mundial de la AMB, ante el localista venezolano, Yonfrez Parejo, quien ganó por nocaut técnico en el undécimo asalto en emocionante encuentro, pero en su última pelea en el mes de noviembre, el dominicano se coronó campeón de la República Dominicana cuando venció por nocaut técnico en el tercer asalto a Luis Rosa.

Hinojosa ( 26-8, 16 KO ) de 28 años de edad, comenzó su carrera con siete derrotas en ocho combates. Su séptima derrota lo fue ante el campeón mundial, Juan Carlos Payano en el 2010. Desde ese entonces, el renovado Hinojosa tiene marca de 25 victorias, una derrota y un ‘no contest’. Continue reading

Sullivan Barrera and Shane Mosley Jr. Headline Foxwoods Undercard Jan. 30‏

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Before ESPN2 Friday Night Fights’ live audience witnesses the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship battle between Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) and Tony “The Lightning” Luis (18-2, 7 KOs), they will be treated to a stacked undercard that includes Shane Mosley, Jr. (2-1, 2 KOs), Cuban Sullivan Barrera (14-0, 9 KOs) and local prospects.

The undefeated Barrera is taking on veteran Jeff Lacy (27-5, 18 KOs) for eight rounds of action in the light heavyweight division. Barrera had a stellar 2014 with four wins and three knockouts. In his last fight on the Kovalev-Hopkins undercard, he stopped Rowland Bryant in the fourth round. Lacy also defeated his last opponent, Timothy Hall, Jr.

Middleweight Mosley, Jr., of Pomona, CA, is taking on Rafael Machado for four rounds of action. Mosley has been training in Foxwoods with his father, Sugar Shane Mosley, as part of the reality television series Knockout. The 24-year old Mosley suffered his first career loss in his last fight against Marchristopher Adkins. Machado is still looking for his first career win. Continue reading

Stephen “Scooter” Fulton to take on Eric Gotay on January 31 in Philadelphia‏

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This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, undefeated Super Bantamweight Stephen “Scooter” Fulton will look to remain perfect when he takes on Eric Gotay in a 4-round bout on a show promoted by King’s Promotions.

The main event will see undefeated Prichard Colon (12-0, 10 KO’s) of Orocovis, Puerto Rico taking on Hector Munoz (23-13-1, 15 KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 8-round Jr. Middleweight fight.

Fulton of Philadelphia has a record of 3-0 with 1 knockout and he has had a good camp as he prepares for his 2nd consecutive hometown appearance.

“Everything has been great. I been working on a strength and conditioning. I have been getting great pad work and my trainers have been pushing me real hard. We are looking to fight 6-rounds but I am preparing for more,”said the 20 year-old Fulton. Continue reading

Jonathan ‘Bomba’ González buscará el campeonato NABA de la AMB en las 108 libras‏

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El fuerte pegador zurdo de las 108 libras, Jonathan ‘Bomba’ González (15-1-1, 11KO’S) buscará clasificarse en la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB), esto cuando dispute el título NABA el sábado, 28 de febrero en el Coliseo Fernando ‘Rube’ Hernández de Gurabo.

‘Bomba’, quien actualmente está clasificado en la undécima posición por el Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, enfrentará al siempre peligroso púgil dominicano, Erickson ‘Kiki’ Martell (12-4-1, 8KO’s) en un combate de revancha.

“Estoy entrenando fuerte. Me siento cómodo haciendo las 108 libras y sé que este es mi peso. Martell es un buen rival. Lo dominé hace tres años, pero el piensa que ahora me puede ganar. Demostraré que en esta división seré campeón mundial”, dijo el cagüeño.

Martell, quien ha ganado sus últimos tres combates, perdió ante González en marzo de 2012, en un encuentro donde estuvo envuelto el cinturón Juvenil mosca del CMB. Continue reading