Posts Tagged ‘Sampson Boxing

23
Mar
12

Two great upcoming women’s championship bouts: Santana v. Reile and Velez v. Castillo

>>>Update>>>

Katy Castillo Wilson defeated Ada Velez to become the IBF Female Super Bantamweight title by majority decision: 97-93, 07-93 and 98-92.

Dahiana Santana defeated Stacey Reile for the IBF Female Featherweight title by majority decision: 98-90, 97-90 and 97-91.

Two great upcoming women’s championship bouts: Santana v. Reile and Velez v. Castillo!

Stacey Reile and Dahiana Santana, March 2011, Credit: Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate

This will be war!  

We’re talking two huge IBF female championships that will be fought this coming Saturday, March 24th at the Palacio de Deportes in Santo Domingo in the Dominical Republic promoted by none other than Sampson Boxing.

Stacey Reile and Dahiana Santana, March 2011, Photo Credit: Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate

Current IBF Female Featherweight Title Champion Dahiana Santana (21-6-0, 12-KOs) will be fighting her third rematch with challenger Stacey “Staylo” Reile (10-4-0, 4-KOs) who initially won the title against her in March of 2011 before losing the title to Santana in November 2011.  Their third meeting is much anticipated and should be a tough, tough fight.

Ada Velez, Credit: Chase Von

Fight Card for March 24, Katy Wilson Castillo (r), Photo: Orlando Ramos

The second female championship bout will be for the IBF Super Bantamweight Title pitting the hard hitting champion Ada Velez (20-3-3, 6-KO) against the home town favorite Katy Wilson Castillo (14-1-0, 9-KOs). Velez, best known for her bruising battles against Melinda Cooper.  Velez has also fought and won against Stacey Reile.

For a mash-up preview of Saturday night’s boxing card watch the junior featherweight bout between Ada Velez and Stacey Reile from February 2010 — (along with a Girlboxing shout out to YouTube!).

19
Nov
11

Awesome, stupendous women’s boxing 2morrow (11/20)!

Awesome, stupendous women’s boxing 2morrow (11/20)!

Talk about a great fight card!

The main event features Melinda “La Maravilla” Cooper vs. Ada Velez II for the IBF Superbantamweight title.

But it doesn’t stop there!

We’re talking a second IBF world title match!   Stacy “Stay-Lo” Reile (10-4, 4-KOs) fighting out of Miami, Florida will be defending her IBF Featherweight belt against the Dominican Republic’s own Dahiana Santana (27-6, 12-KOs).  

Two other women’s bouts will be on the card including a the popular Las Vegas area, fighter TaTina “Lil Tyson” Anderson (4-1-1, 3-KOs) will be fighting the very game Victoria Cisneros (5-12-2, 1-KO) who lost a ten round decision in her last outing against Holly Holm in June..

The other female bout on the undercard will be  the winner of the WBC reality show “Reto de Campeones,” Irma Garcia Nunez against an opponent TBA.

The card is being promoted by Sampson Boxing, LLC — and shows a huge commitment to female athletes at the top of their game.  Pablo Betancourt’s Executive Entertainment, LLC has also worked alongside Sampson Boxing to make this dream card happen at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission in support of battered women.

For ticket and view information please note the following!

Tickets will be available at www.texasstation.com, TEXAS Station Gambling Hall and Hotel: 2101 Texas Star Ln., North Las Vegas.

Doors open at 2:30 pm and the fights will start at 3:00 pm. Ticket prices are: $25.00 for General Admission and $75.00 for Ringside.

The event will be televised LIVE by: MAPI T.V., Supercanal, Dominican View, Tele-El Salvador, TDS, Comcast, Cable-vision, RCN, Time Warner, Verizon and Fios. Viewing countries: The United States (Dallas, Tampa, Baltimore, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Ft. Wayne, Richmond, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Providence, Buffalo, Harrisburg and Syracuse), Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, South America and Russia.

15
Nov
11

Interview with Melinda “La Maravilla” Cooper ahead of Cooper vs. Velez II!

Interview with Melinda “La Maravilla” Cooper ahead of Cooper vs. Velez II!

Melinda “La Maravilla” Cooper  (21-1, 11-KOs) is hungry — and she wants her IBF Superbantamweight Title back.  She is set to meet Puerto Rican fighter Ada Velez (19-3-3, 6-KOs) in a rematch and in what promises to be a tough, taut battle, La Maravilla and Velez will meet for a ten-round championship fight on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Texas Station Gambling House and Hotel in Cooper’s hometown of Las Vegas. Given her popularity, it is expected that the bout will be fought in front of a sell-out crowd — who are equally as hungry to see her back in the ring.

Melinda "La Maravilla" Cooper (r) vs. Ada Velez

La Maravilla, 26 is known as a tough savvy boxer and is considered one of the best fighters in women’s boxing today. Both women met last March in Costa Rica when Velez took the belt by a split decision, 96-94, 96-94, 94-96. That outcome, which many believed was a poor decision at best certainly stunned Cooper and her team, but ever the champion, Cooper is grateful for the rematch and is looking forward to taking the belt back. Neither fighter has been in the ring since their outing in March, but Cooper feels confident that she is ready.

Melinda graciously agreed to take time from her busy training schedule to answer a few emailed questions. This is what she had to say!

How are you feeling about meeting Ada Velez for the IBF Female Super Bantamweight Title?

>>>I feel amazing about the upcoming match between Ada and I. I’ve been training hard and taking Genesis Sports Nutrition to ensure my body is recovering properly. I’m ready; it is going to be a great fight!

Your bout in March resulted in a split decision with two judges scoring it 96-94 for Ada and one judge scoring it 96-94 for you. Did that factor into setting up the rematch?
>>>Undoubtedly!
You had a perfect 21-0 record coming into your match back in March, how has that affected you and your training coming into this bout?
>>>It has made me hungrier!
You are considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, at 26 you are also relatively young given that there are a lot of elite women fighters still in the game well into their 30’s, what’s next for you?
>>>After I win the IBF title and with the support of my sponsors: Silver Nugget, Lucky Club and Opera House, I plan to move down in weight to 118 and fight for a title. I would also like to fight at a couple of different weight classes for world titles.
Most of your bouts have been in the United States — although your three most recent bouts have been out of the country in Costa Rica and Mexico. Do you feel you will increasingly need to fight out of the country?
>>>No I do not feel I will need to fight out of the country to get competitive fights. I believe if promoters put more female bouts on in the U.S. it would reduce the need to fight abroad.
In thinking about women’s boxing in general, what do you project for the sport in the coming years?
>>>I feel the recent inclusion of women’s boxing into the Olympics will only serve to bring more (much deserved) positive attention to the sport from those who are already familiar with it; as well as making it more attractive to mainstream audiences.
Videos!
Melinda Cooper sparring with Laura Serrano prepping for her upcoming fight:

Melinda Cooper boxing highlights video

12
Apr
11

Reminders! Lamonakis, Merz & a Uruguayan Women’s Fight Night!

Reminders! Lamonakis, Merz & a Uruguayan Women’s Fight Night!

Fight Reminder:  Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis

Girlboxing friend Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis (4-0, 1-KO) will be fighting on the under card of the “East-West Showdown: Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz,” welterweight pairing on this coming Saturday night, April 16, 2011 @ the MGM Grand, Foxwoods to be broadcast live on HBO.  Promoted by Lou DiBello Entertainment and the always exciting Sonya Lamonakis, ranked the number 3 women’s heavyweight contender in the world by   will be mounting her 5th professional fight since turning pro last year against boxer Gigi Jackson (2-1) .

Tickets for the event start at $65.00, and can still be purchased through Gleason’s Gym (minus the ticket handling charges!).  Contact Gleason’s as 718-797-2872 for tickets and further information.

Reminder:  Mischa Merz Book Signing 2night!

Another Girlboxing friend, Misha Merz will be having a book signing 2night for her boxing memoir The Sweetest Thing at Gleason’s Gym running from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Misha will be on hand to read from her memoir to the wonderful sounds of the sweet science in the background.  For further information you can contact Gleason’s Gym @ 718-797-2872.  Or just come on by to 77 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY (in DUMBO).

Reminder:  Boxing in Uruguay!  Yep, Uruguay on April 19th!

Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales

Hold the date of April 19th for a great night of boxing in Uruguay promoted by Sampson Boxing.  The main event will be UBO Women’s Lightweight champion Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (7-1-0, 5 K.O.‘s) from Uruguay taking  on Alicia Susana Alegre (7-4, 7 K.O.‘s) from just across the river in Argentina for an exciting evening of women’s boxing at its best.  Dubbed “La Defensa Del Reino” or “Defending The Kingdom”, the event is being heavily promoted in South America and will be viewed on Vtv, in Uruguay.  The fight will also likely be video streamed – so do some checking online.

 

28
Mar
11

Great women’s championship fight night in Uruguay!

Great women’s championship fight night in Uruguay!

Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales

In another women’s main event fight featuring two South American boxing sensations, UBO Women’s Lightweight champion Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (7-1-0, 5 K.O.‘s) of Uruguay will take on Adriana “A Garota” Salles (11-6-1, 5 K.O.‘s) of Brazil for an exciting evening of women’s boxing at its best.

Adriana “A Garota” Salles

The bout will be held on April 19, 2011 at the Rio Uruguay Amphitheatre in Parasandu, Uruguay and will feature an exciting undercard to include:

-Light Middleweight division, undefeated John Jackson (9-0-0, 8 K.O.‘s) from the Virgin Islands, U.S.A. vs. Welson Alves De Oliveira (14-4-0, 12 K.O.‘s) from Brazil.

-Super Middleweight division, undefeated Julius “The Chef” Jackson (10-0-0, 6 K.O.‘s) vs. Roberto “Pit Bull” Oliveira De Jesus (9-6-0, 4 K.O.‘s) from Brazil.

-Light Middleweight division, undefeated Samuel Rogers (8-0-0, 3 K.O.‘s) vs. Idiozan “Chibata” Matos (14-12-0, 8 K.O.‘s).

The boxing event is being promoted by Sampson Boxing in association with Sergio Marquez Producciones — as part of the annual Easter Week celebration in Paysandú, Uruguay and will be broadcast on Uruguay’s largest sports network, Vtv.    For further information please visit the Sampson Boxing website here.

22
Mar
11

Exciting Women’s Boxing coming up in Costa Rica!

>>>>>UPDATE>>>>>

REMINDER EXCITING BOXING 2NIGHT!

Here’s the video for the official weigh-in!

 

Exciting Women’s Boxing coming up in Costa Rica!

Hanna Gabriel and Melisenda Pérez

If you happen to be in Costa Rica on March 31st, there will be a terrific main event rematch coming up between the W.B.O. Jr. Middleweight Champion from Costa Rica, Hanna Gabriel (11-0-1, 7-KO)

Hanna Gabriel

and Mexican fighter Melisenda Pérez (7-4-1, 4-KO).

Melisenda Pérez

The exciting co-feature will he be an IBF Women’s Super bantamweight title fight between Las Vegas’ own Melinda ‘La Maravilla’ Cooper (21-0, 11-KO)

Melinda "La Maravilla" Cooper

and Ada ‘Ace’ Vélez (18-3-3, 6-KO) hailing from Puerto Rico, via Hollywood, Florida, U.S.A.

Ada "Ace" Vélez

According to boxing promoter Sampson Boxing, the fights will be held in the Costa Rica National Stadium with a visit promised by Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla. Pretty cool stuff!

>>>For further information, click here.




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