Monday, May 21, 2018

Tiara Brown Teams Up With DiBella Entertainment!

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Lou Dibella has shown interest and has signed pro boxer Tiara Brown. Lou Dibella is one of the leading promoters within the US who prides himself with working with elite fighters who exhibit great character in and out of the ring Lou graduated from Tufts University and Harvard Law School and was previously head of programming for HBO Sports. Lou is credited for creating and orchestrating the successful HBO series "Boxing After Dark." Lou Dibella Entertainment has a fleet of talented fighters that he has successfully worked with. Dibella Entertainment revived boxing in New York City with it's Broadway Boxing series. 

Lou Dibella stated "I believe in Tiara as a fighter and I appreciate what she brings in and out of the ring and especially as a public servant/police officer " Tiara Brown has a degree in criminal Justice and sociology and graduated from Columbus State University on a full athletic scholarship Tiara works full time as a police officer for Washington Metropolitan Police Department. 

Tiara trains daily and dedicates herself to boxing as If it's an additional full time job. Tiara's statement to signing with Dibella Entertainment "Words cannot express how happy I am to sign with Dibella Entertainment. All my career I've not only dreamed of the day that I would be a signed fighter, but I trained hard and kept the faith so my dream could become a reality. 

I rejected other offers because I knew my worth and I refused to be exploited and work under the market value without seeing fair residuals Dibella Entertainment clearly believes in women's boxing and strives to give the best and fairest deals to it's fighters. I'm honored to be In the same stable with fighters such as Deontay Wilder, Heather Hardy and Tevin Farmer etc .. It's Just a blessing. I thank God that Dibella Entertainment has taken this leap of faith with me and I look forward to our future together."

Tiara's next fight date is scheduled for June 30th in Washington, DC. After June 30th she will be fighting under the DiBella Entertainment banner.

Signing Announcement Video

Gerome Quigley and Raymond Serrano Set To Battle For Two Titles!

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Welterweight Gerome Quigley will look to stay perfect when he takes on tough Raymond Serrano in a 10-round battle for the USBA and WBC United States titles on Saturday, June 16th at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland.

The show is promoted by Jeter Promotions and GQ Promotions.

Quigley of Montgomery Village, Maryland has an unblemished mark of 18-0 with 16 knockouts, and is one of most underrated contenders in the world.  He states that he will be ready for his toughest bout to date.

"I don't know much about him other then he is tough and durable.  This will be a good test for me, and I am stepping to the next level with this fight.  Serrano is battled tested, so that should bring out the best in me," said Quigley.

Despite having nearly a 90% knockout ratio, Quigley feels that he is more a of a boxer then a fight that is just looking for the knockout.

"I look at myself as a boxer-puncher.  I am well balanced.  When people see my record, they may look at me as just a puncher because of all of the knockouts, when the reality is that I am a boxer.  I have more boxing ability then punching ability."

This fight is a chance for Quigley to get on the map be mentioned with the top welterweights in the world.

"A win would get me in the mix and guarantee me a spot in the top-10 or top-15 of the WBC and IBF.  It will put the world on notice about who I am as a fighter."

Quigley has been plying his trade in the Beltway area (Quigley has fought in Germany 3 times) while slowly stepping up his competition level.  Now he feels that he is ready to ascend on the national and world stages.

"I was staying low-key and build up my record and maybe sneak up on somebody.  I was promoting my own fights.  I saw this model that (show co-promoter) Tony Jeter used.  He is an inspiration for what I have done.  He promoted himself.  He got ranked twice in the top-15 and got himself some major fights.  I feel, especially with this win, I can do that."

Even though the stakes are high for this bout, Quigley is fighting for more than just two belts and a world ranking.

"If all goes well, I can bring my Fiance and two kids here.  They are living in Frankfurt, Germany, and I can bring them back here."

Quigley was 68-5 as an amateur, and was a 2-time United States open champion, as well as a 2007 semifinalist at the National PAL Tournament.

A stacked undercard with a 6 undefeated fighters will see action.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gary Russell Jr. Defends His WBC Title For The Third Time!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

In the twelve-round championship main event bout Gary Russell Jr. won by unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Joseph Diaz Jr. to defend his featherweight world title on Saturday at the MGM National Harbor.

Russell Jr. opened the fight by using his jab and going down to work on Diaz's body. Russell continued in the second round as he fired combinations that connected on Diaz and forced him back. 

Diaz came right back, working to the body of Russell and landing some heavy punches. Diaz had few answers as Russell continued to put his punches together to finish each round strong. 

By Round ten, Russell was well ahead on the scorecards but continued to land successfully on Diaz, who kept coming forward. When Diaz tried to apply pressure Russell landed his jab and followed with combinations to the body and head. Two judges scored the bout 117-111, and a third had it 115-113, all for Russell.

Russell is now (29-1, 17 KO's) while Diaz gets his first defeat and now is (26-1, 14 KO's). 

Post fight quotes:

"I hurt my right hand in the second or third round, so we had to make the adjustments. He couldn't get past my jab. When he got close, we made sure to smother him. Then we reset and got back on the stick.

"We train to survive those body shots. We put the work in every day in the ring. We consistently grind and push ourselves to be great. We push ourselves to the limit.

"I was disappointed in my performance, because I wasn't planning on going the distance. I hurt the right hand, but I still had to use it, because he could not get past my jab. 

"The jab definitely dictated everything I did. My speed offset everything he tried to do coming forward.

"We want a unification. We want to unify this division, or we're moving up in weight for another title. I want another belt."

"The game plan was to break him down with the body shots and start attacking him more in the later rounds. But I started attacking him too late. I didn't pick it up until the 8th or 9th round. Gary Russell Jr. is a tremendous fighter and he did a great job keeping me at bay. I needed to start in sixth round.

"He was throwing a lot of pitter patter jabs to keep me at bay. He was trying to keep me guessing and make sure I had to think about coming in. Overall it was a good learning experienced and I'll definitely be back.

"I had a feeling he would try to stand with him and give the fans a knockout. I didn't think he would move quite as much as he did. 

"He wasn't hurting me with any shots. He was just very fast. It was keeping me guessing. When he threw combinations, I wasn't able to set my shots. I was a little bit hesitant. 

"This will just make me a hungrier fighter. I hope I got the respect of a lot of fight fans. I wanted to become champion against the best featherweight fighter in the world. Tonight wasn't my night but I'm going to bounce back harder and I'll be champion soon."

Immanuwel Aleem Back To Winning Ways With Stoppage At The MGM National Harbor!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

In the non televised portion of the undercard of Russell Jr. vs Dial Jr., Richmond, VA super middleweight Immanuwel Aleem wins by TKO over Juan Carlos DE ANGEL of Barranquilla, Columbia.

The scheduled ten-round bout started slow, but it was Aleem who became stronger in the middle rounds. Aleem looked to get stronger as he landed a left hook that sent Juan Carlos to the canvas in round four. Aleem did much of the same as he continued to land his jab and some hard body shots. 

Carlos started to complain about getting hit behind the head, but the referee clearly made it known that he was turning into those shots. Aleem added more pressure in the fifth and sixth rounds when he kept landing solid head and body shots to close the rounds out. With the completion of round six, Carlos did not answer the bell for the start of round 7. 

Immanuwel Aleem improves to (18-1-1, 11 KO's) while Juan Carlos falls to (20-9-1, 18 KO's).

Gary Antuanne Russell Knockout Streak Continues!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

The youngest fighting Russell brothers, Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD made quick work of his opponent Wilmer Rodriguez of Santo Domingo, DR. 

Form the start of the first-round Russell put his fast hands to work by landing a hard left to the head of Rodriguez to sens him to the canvas. Rodriguez beat the eight count but Russell backed him into the ropes and landed another left hook that dropped Rodriguez for the final time. The referee counted Rodriguez out at 1:54 of the first-round.

Gary Antuanne Russell remains undefeated at (6-0-6 KO's) and Rodriguez falls to (9-3, 7 KO's)

Post fight quotes from GARY ANTUANNE RUSSELL:

"It's my hometown and I expect my hometown to be behind me and support me. This was a great experience competing here at MGM National Harbor. It was electric. It wasn't my first time, but it always feels like home. 

"It fills my heart up to be able to excite my hometown fans and give something back to all of them.

"I have no scars or bruises, it was quick and fast, so whatever my coach says, I'll follow his lead. I followed his instructions tonight and executed. 

"As a fighter I have to have a strong mental foundation. I wasn't worried about how my opponent came into this fight, just that I was at my peak. With that focus, I was able to get the job done."

Cobia "Soldier" Breedy Remains Undefeated With Win AT The MGM National Harbor In Oxon Hill, MD!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

Tonight at the GM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD, Clinton, Md's Cobia was in his first featherweight bout. He defeated Christopher Matin of Chula Vista, CA by unanimous decision in a six-round contest.

In this bout Breedy looked very impressive while coming down from fighting at 130 and 135 pounds throughout his career. He maintained his power and looked much faster as a featherweight. He was able to out jab Martin in every round. Breedy also fought very well on the inside where he landed some great body shots. Martin looked to tire as Breedy kept up the pressure and finished the final round by landing more jabs and body shots. All three judges saw the bout the same and scored the contest 60-54 all for Cobia Breedy. 

Breedy stays perfect at (11-0, 4 KO's) while Martin is now (30-10-3, 10KO's).

Gary Antonio Russell Dominates Jonathan Lecona By TKO!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

Tonight at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD one of the three Russell brothers, Gary Antonio Russell was in a scheduled six-round bantamweight contest against Jonathan Lecona. 

Russell's speed and power showed throughout the contest. In the first-round Russell landed a hard body shot that sent Lecona down for the eight count. In every round after the knockdown it was the speed of  Russell that allowed him to continue his dominating performance. 

In round four Russell landed a combination of shots to send Lecona into the ropes and once again to the canvas at the end of the round. Russell saw that Lecona was hurt at the close of the forth round and jumped back on him at the beginning of the fifth by landing another combination of shots causing the referee to stop the bout at 16 seconds for the TKO victory. 

Gary Antonio Russell is now (11-0, 9 KO's) and Jonathan Lecona falls to (17-20-4, 6 KO's).

Post fight quotes from GARY ANTONIO RUSSELL:

"I felt as though I showed some versatility, but I could have made it an even easier fight from the inside and the outside. He didn't have the skill that I have. 

"I thought the jab and body shots were effective. He was a crafty fighter who tried to do little things such as turn his back and turn his head to try to get me to hit him in an illegal spot. I was astute enough to not throw at those times. 

"Game plan is always to touch him at any opening. Body or whatever is available. He wanted to stay on the ropes and I was happy with that. It made him an easier target.

"I'm ready to get back in the ring as soon as possible. We're in the gym 24/7 and staying as active as possible."