New York, NY (5/23/15) – On Friday, June 3, Broadway Boxing returns to the beautiful Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY, with an exciting 10-bout card presented by DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing, sponsored by Nissan of Queens.
Featured on the card, in separate bouts, will be former world champions Richar Abril and Yuri Foreman. Abril (19-3-1, 8KO's), making his much anticipated return and DiBella Entertainment (DBE) debut, will take on the always-tough Jerry Belmontes (21-8, 6KO's) in a 10-round junior welterweight showdown. Foreman (33-2, 9KO's), fighting for the first time in 2016, is set to take on Jason Davis, of Vancouver, WA, in an eight-round junior middleweight matchup.
A gifted boxer with exceptional hand speed and movement, Abril will be returning to the ring for the first time in over a year and a half. Following his world title defense against previously unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0) in September 2014, Abril was stricken with dengue fever that he contracted from a mosquito bite while training in Cuba to defend his title against Derry Matthews in early 2015. Abril was forced to vacate his title as he battled through the illness. Now back and 100 percent healthy, Abril will look to quickly regain his world championship under the DiBella Entertainment banner. The 33-year-old Cuban Abril's three losses are highly debatable having all come via split decision against then-undefeated contenders Hank Lundy and Breidis Prescott, with the last defeat coming at the hands of Brandon Rios for the vacant WBA world title. Following the controversial loss to Rios, who failed to make weight for the bout, Abril, then the interim WBA champion, was elevated to regular champion. Abril twice defended his title, first against 23-0 Sharif Bogere in March of 2013, before traveling to Finland where he defeated the aforementioned Tatli. In Belmontes, Abril will get no pushover. Belmontes began his career at a perfect 17-0, and challenged Omar Figueroa for the WBC world lightweight title in 2014, dropping a close split decision. Belmontes is coming off back-to-back victories, including an upset unanimous decision over previously undefeated Valentyn Golovko in his most recent outing in January of this year.
The bout on June 3 will be Foreman's first since December 2015. Foreman, the former WBA welterweight world champion and now ordained rabbi, stepped away from the ring in 2011 following back-to-back losses, to focus on his studies. He then returned in 2012 and reeled off four consecutive victories before once again stepping away to finally finish his rabbinical studies. Determined to remain active in 2016, Foreman hopes to make another run at capturing a piece of the junior middleweight crown.
Additional bouts on the card will be announced shortly.
Tickets are priced at $125 ringside, $75 reserved seating and $50 general admission. Tickets may be purchased by calling DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the fight. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m.
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ABEL RAMOS SCORES SENSATIONAL KNOCKOUT
OVER PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED FOE
2012 OLYMPIAN JONATHAN ALONSO
SETS UP BARCLAYS DEBUT JUNE 25TH
WITH POINTS VICTORY IN SPAIN
BRANDON WILLIAMS IMPROVES TO 10-0
IN FRONT OF HIS HOMETOWN FANS
New York, NY (5/23/16) – It was another clean sweep for a trio of DiBella Entertainment prospects as Abel Ramos, Jonathan Alonso and Brandon Williams all picked up impressive victories over the weekend.
Fighting for the second time in just three weeks, Ramos (16-1-2, 11KO's), headlining in front of his hometown fans in Phoenix, AZ, put on a scintillating performance, scoring a devastating fifth-round TKO over the previously undefeated Dario Ferman (13-1, 10KO's). The 24-year-old Ramos, who was a sensational amateur, has scored back-to-back knockout victories since suffering the lone defeat of his professional career to red-hot and undefeated prospect Regis Prograis last December on ShoBox. Ramos plans to keep a very busy 2016 to establish himself as a force in the loaded 140lb. division.
With a spot on the undercard of the eagerly anticipated Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter welterweight world championship, June 25th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, 2012 Spanish Olympian Jonathan Alonso (9-0, 4KO's) picked up an impressive points victory over veteran Koba Karkashadze (20-11-2, 10KO's) in Spain. Nicknamed “Maravilla”, Alonso is excited to make his Barclays debut, and will be looking to impress on what is arguably the biggest and most anticipated boxing event thus far in 2016.
Also fighting in front of a hometown audience, Rochester-native Brandon Williams saw his win column reach double digits, as he improved to a perfect 10-0-1 with a unanimous decision victory over Ryan Picou.
The June 25 SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® on CBS event, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, is headlined by the highly anticipated welterweight showdown between world champion Keith Thurman and former champion Shawn Porter. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with an exciting battle between featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $49 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.