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Uprising LIC Show April 9



Brooklyn, N.Y. (Wednesday, March 2, 2016) – After selling out the Five Star Banquet Hall in January, Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions will be returning to Long Island City for its second show of 2016 on Saturday, April 9th. Headlining the card will be Uprising Promotions light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (17-3, 11 KOs), with ultra-popular middleweight Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (5-0, 4 KOs) also being featured.

“We are really happy to have Samuel Clarkson fighting on our own show,” said Ronson Frank, Uprising Promotions President. “We have been fighting on the B-Side since we started working together, and Samuel has proven himself to be an A-Side fighter every time. It will be nice to have him here in our backyard with an opportunity to take another step further in his career. We are also psyched to have Alicia Napoleon on our card again. We know what Alicia brings to the table. She always brings a lot of people and an exciting fight. With these two headlining, we are expecting another great turnout, and we will soon be announcing a fantastic undercard to support these two fights.”

2015 was an outstanding year for Clarkson, one that saw him win five fights to extend his current winning streak to seven bouts. Among those victories included a decision over former world title challenger Cedric Agnew and knockouts of highly touted prospects Jerry Odom and Lavarn Harvell on ShoBox: The New Generation. The 25-year-old Texas native has been continually improving and showing significant growth in recent camps, and boxing fans can look forward to fireworks when he returns to action on April 9th.

“Fans can expect a really live fight,” Clarkson predicted. “I cannot wait to be back in the ring again, and being able to fight in New York is such a privilege. I am definitely going to show out and make sure that everyone who comes out to these Uprising Promotions fights will be entertained. It is going down, I promise you that.”

Napoleon will take center stage in the co-feature, her second consecutive bout on the Uprising Promotions platform. In her last outing, the Long Island native won in dominant fashion against gritty Hungarian veteran Szilvia Szabados to claim the WBC Women’s Silver Middleweight Championship. The hard-hitting and crafty Napoleon always brings a great crowd to each and every one of her bouts, providing non-stop action for all fans in attendance.

Additional bouts and opponents for both Clarkson and Napoleon will be announced in the coming weeks.

The first bell on April 9th is scheduled for 7:00 PM sharp, with doors opening at 6:30 PM. The Five Star Banquet Hall is located at 13-05 43rd Avenue in Long Island City, and its intimate setting ensures that there is not a bad seat in the house. Tickets are priced at $60 for general admission and $100 for ringside seating, and there is also a table option with dinner. For pricing on those tables, call (516) 451-6773.

This Uprising Promotions card will continue its initiative to KO Autism, with proceeds from the night getting donated to The School For Language and Communication Development (SLCD) in Glen Cove, New York. This show is being sponsored by Brooklyn Brothers, Sleep Inn, Alma Restaurant and Charlie’s Auto Collision in Long Island City.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.