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Split-T Management’s Ivan Baranchyk stops Anthony Yigit in 7 to win IBF Junior Welterweight title
Split T Management’s David McWater (Left) and Ivan Baranchyk
NEW YORK (October 30, 2018) –Split-T Management’s Ivan Baranchyk won the IBF Junior Welterweight title with a 7th round stoppage over Anthony Yigit.
The bout, which took place in New Orleans, was also part of the World Boxing Super Series, giving Baranchyk more than just a world title to celebrate.
Baranchyk took the fight to Yigit, as he landed many power shots that made the left eye of Yigit swell very badly.  With the eye just about closed, the fight was halted after the 7th frame, gibing Baranchyk the coveted world title.
Baranchyk will now face the winner of next Saturday’s contest between Josh Taylor and Ryan Martin, which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.
“This is the best feeling in the world,” said Baranchyk.  “To become world champion, I feel like I am the best fighter in the tournament.  It was a good fight, I was able to implore my style and get the stoppage.  I will rest for a a week or so, and then start my work for my next fight.”
“I couldn’t be happier than I am for Ivan. He deserved this and worked for it as hard as anyone can. You have to be around Ivan to really realize how intense and dedicated he is. We are looking forward to the next round and I honestly don’t think Ivan cares which one he fights,” said David McWater of Split T Management.
Baranchyk is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Holden promotions and Fight Promotions.


“2 Days: Dmitry Bivol”

Premieres Tuesday, November 13 on HBO®



(Photo courtesy HBO)

October 30, 2018 – HBO Sports® debuts an all-new installment of “2 Days” when the acclaimed feature segment returns Tuesday, November 13 at 10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) with a behind-the-scenes look at light heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol.

          “2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in the lead-up to one of his fights and the next edition will focus on Russian native Dmitry Bivol. HBO cameras followed the light heavyweight knockout artist this past August when he faced off against Isaac Chilemba at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The win marked another successful moment for the 27-year-old as he went the distance showcasing his boxing skills, ring generalship and power throughout the fight.

          Bivol returns to the ring on Saturday, November 24 when he headlines HBO World Championship Boxing® from theHard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Bivol will defend his title against Jean Pascal. The telecast will begin at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

          “2 Days” will also be available on the HBO On Demand® service, HBO NOW®HBO GO® and as well as various other new media platforms that distribute the series.


Hard Hitting Promotions signs undefeated Bantamweight prospect Emmanuel “Salserito” Rodriguez to Promotional deal

PHILADELPHIA — October 29, 2018 — Hard Hitting Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of undefeated bantamweight prospect Emmanuel “Salserito” Rodriguez to a promotional contract.
Rodriguez, 25 years old of Newark, New Jersey by way of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico has a record of 3-0.
Rodriguez had an amateur career that saw him compile a record of 78-11, which included a being a New Jersey Golden Gloves Championship, three-time Diamond Gloves champion, two-time New Jersey state champion, two-time Puerto Rico national champion, Elite Heat champion and a bronze medal winner at the Wilfredo Gomez International Tournament.
He turned professional on April 22, 2017 with a four-round decision over Jaxel Morrero.  In his last outing, Rodriguez won a four-round unanimous decision over Ndira Spearman on June 29th in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
“I am happy to be with Hard Hitting Promotions.  They are one of the best promoters on the East Coast, and I like the way they work with people,” said Rodriguez.
“I am looking to fight five or six times in the next year.  This is the way that I feed my family, and I am grateful that Hard Hitting Promotions is given me that opportunity.  I can not wait to start, and show the world my talent.”
“We are excited to add Emmanuel to our roster,” said Manny Rivera of Hard Hitting Promotions.  “Emmanuel is a good prospect and we see a lot of potential in him.  He fits right in with all of our other young talent, and we see big things in his future.”
Rodriguez joins Hard Hitting Promotions stable of fighters which includes junior welterweight Branden Pizarro (12-1, 6 KOs); lightweight Jeremy Cuevas (11-0, 8 KOs); junior welterweight Samuel Teah (14-2-1, 7 KOs); super featherweight Gadwin Rosa (8-0, 7 KOs); super featherweight Christian Tapia (6-0, 5 KOs); light heavyweight Benny Sinakin (1-0).

Michael Dutchover Looks to Close out 2018 With Another Win

PHILADELPHIA, PENN. / ORANGE, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2018) – The fast-rising Michael Dutchover (11-0, 8 KOs), with four solid wins on the year, aims to close out 2018 with another victory on Friday, Nov. 16, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

Dutchover, who will turn 21 the day before the event, will fight veteran and former world title challenger Daulis Prescott (31-9, 24 KOs) in the 8-round main event of Thompson Boxing’s “Locked n’ Loaded” season finale.
Dutchover, a junior lightweight fighting out of Midland, Tex., has had a breakout year of sorts with his recent display of power punching. His last three wins have come by way of knockout, including a sensational second round, one-punch destruction of Sergio Martinez in July.
Prior to that, the West Texas warrior, who trains in Los Angeles, removed Mike Fowler in three rounds. Two months ago in September, Dutchover stopped Bergman Aguilar in the fifth.
Dutchover, however, understands the Colombian-born Prescott poses a far more serious challenge than any other foe he has faced this year, or in his young career.
“This year was all about elevating my level of competition,” said Dutchover, who is promoted by industry veterans Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing .”Prescott is battle tested and will be ready to fight. I love a challenge and I’m embracing it.”
Dutchover’s confidence is a direct result of the high-level sparring he receives on a routine basis from the many top-notch gyms in the Los Angeles area.
“I’ve been in with some of the top names in the sport and they all teach me something different,” Dutchover said. “Danny Roman, Oscar Valdez and Jessie Magdaleno are a few that come to mind. They are incredible boxers and good people too. I’m fortunate to have met them this early in my career.”
All fights will be live streamed on via our Facebook page.
The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET with Beto Duran as the blow-by-blow announcer and Josesito Lopez providing expert, color commentary.
For regular updates on our fighters, events, and promotions, please check Banner Promotions Facebook Page , and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BannerBoxing


Split-T Management undefeated prospects Stephan Shaw and Isiah Jones in action TONIGHT!!
NEW YORK (October 26, 2018) –Tonight, two highly regarded undefeated prospects from boxing’s deepest management stable, Split-T Management, will be in action  as undefeated heavyweight Stephan Shaw (9-0, 6 KOs) takes on Aaron Chaves in an eight-round bout in New Orleans.  While in Gary Indiana, former National Golden Gloves champion Isiah Jones (6-0, 3 KOs) takes on Dakota Bush in a six-round middleweight bout.
The 26 year-old Shaw, who was a 2013 National amateur champion and 2013 National PAL champion, will be making his 2nd appearance of 2018 will take on Chavers, who will be taking on his 9th undefeated opponent.
Jones, 24 years-old of Detroit will be looking to continue his development in his 2nd start of the year.
“I see both of these fighters as the future of their respected divisions.  They won at the top levels of the amateur ranks, and I expect them to win at the top level of the professional ranks,” said David McWater of Split-T management.

Bright Prospects From Hard Hitting Promotions Highlight Non-Televised Undercard of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, November 16 At The 2300 Arena

Hard Hitting Promotions Fighters Branden Pizarro, Gadwyn Rosa, Christian Tapia, Benny Sinakin To Compete In Off-TV Action
Plus Angel Pizarro, Kieran Hooks And The Pro Debut Of David Stephens
First Bout Begins At 7 p.m. ET Prior To SHOWTIME® Tripleheader Headlined By All-Philly Showdown Between Jaron Ennis And Raymond Serrano; ShoBox Veterans Kenneth Sims Jr. and Samuel Teah Clash in Co-Featured Bout

PHILADELPHIA — October 26, 2018 — A bevy of prospects will be on display as part of the non-televised undercard of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, November 16 at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
Highly-touted junior welterweight Branden Pizarro will see action in an eight-round bout as he takes on Jerome Rodriguez.
The 19-year-old Pizarro, of Philadelphia, is a two-year professional with a record of 12-1 with six knockouts. One of the top amateurs in the country before turning professional, Pizarro has a knockout win over Abdiel Padilla. In his last bout, Pizarro stopped 30-fight veteran Justin Johnson in two rounds on October 6 at The 2300 Arena.
Rodriguez, of Allentown, Penn., has a record of 7-10-3 with two knockouts. The 32 year-old has big wins over Tre’Sean Wiggins (3-0) and world-ranked Avery Sparrow (4-0). Rodriguez, who has fought 10 undefeated opponents, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jeremy Cuevas on October 6 at The 2300 Arena.
In a six-round bout, Gadwyn Rosa (8-0, 7 KOs) of Ocala, Fla., will take on an opponent to be named in a super featherweight bout.
In four-round non-televised bouts:
Kieran Hooks (3-1-1, 1 KO), of Philadelphia, takes on Gledwin Ortiz (5-2-1, 4 KOs) of Bronx, N.Y. in a super welterweight bout;
Christian Tapia (6-0, 5 KOs), of Coamao, PR, will take on an opponent to be named in a super featherweight bout.
Benny Sinakin (1-0), of Philadelphia, takes on an opponent to be named in a light heavyweight bout.
Angel Pizarro (4-0, 3 KOs), of Philadelphia, will take on an opponent to be named in a super bantamweight bout.
Former top-amateur standout, David Stevens, of Reading, Penn, will make his pro debut in a cruiserweight bout.
In the previously announced main event, highly touted unbeaten welterweight prospect Jaron Ennis will square off against 11-year professional Raymond Serrano in a Philadelphia vs. Philadelphia 10-round bout in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
In the co-feature, a pair of ShoBox veterans meet when Chicago’s Kenneth Sims Jr. (13-1-1, 4 KOs) takes on Philadelphia’s Samuel Teah of Hard Hitting Promotions (14-2-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight bout. Also on the card, undefeated Ukrainian Arnold Khegai (13-0-1, 9 KOs) faces New Jersey’s Jorge Diaz (19-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.
Tickets for the show, which is promoted by Victory Promotions in association with Hard Hitting Promotions are priced $50, $75 and $125 and can be purchased at and

No Limit Mindset LLC. Fighters on a roll

Kilic shines on ShoBox; Menard primes for big opportunity, and Henderson looking for step-up bout in December  

Beverly Hills, Calif. (October 26, 2018) – As the season change, and the Fall season is upon us, Three members of Shane Shapiro’s No Limit Mindset LLC. management stable are making moves.
On September 28th, super middleweight, Cem Kilic won an eight-round unanimous decision over fellow undefeated fighter DeAndre Ware in a bout that was nationally televised on ShoBox: The New Generation from Temecula, California.
On October 13th, lightweight contender Mason Menard got back into the win column with a six-round unanimous decision over Ronald Rivas in Gary, Indiana.
Also, super middleweight Kalvin Henderson will look for a step-up bout in December when he takes on Brandon Robinson on December 7th in Philadelphia.




Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Battles WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Saturday, December 1On SHOWTIME PPV® From STAPLES Center in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2018) – Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Furyhosted a Los Angeles media day Thursday at Churchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica as he prepares to take on WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Fury, who is training in Big Bear, arrived nearby by helicopter for the media workout to discuss the showdown with Wilder before jumping into the ring to show off the skills that made him an IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $75, plus applicable fees and are available Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV.
Fury was working out in shorts from Oddball, a company that donates all of its proceeds to research to fight testicular cancer, a cause Fury has championed. Here is what Fury and his trainer, Ben Davison, had to say Thursday from Churchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica:
“This is an important fight for boxing, because it’s two undefeated champions facing off. There have been people not getting in the ring with top guys for whatever reason, but here you have two fighters stepping up and onto the line.
“It’s a pretty easy fight to analyze, Deontay Wilder needs to connect with that big right hand and knock me out, and I need to not let him do that. I need to do whatever I can to get out the way of that right hand, and make him worry about defending my punches.
“I already became a unified champion; I’ve crossed the bridge into the very upper echelon of the sport. This time I’m back and I’m here for good.
“I’m back to reclaim my throne. Even though I’ve had the tune-up fights, I feel like this is my true comeback fight.
“I’m used to being in hostile, solitary environments for training camp. For the Wladimir Klitschko fight I was in Holland, in a forest 10 miles away from any shop or town. I thrive in the condition in Big Bear.
“There have been no distractions training up in Big Bear. It’s perfect. There’s nothing but a few bears and rattle snakes. That’s it as far as distractions.
“I have a great up-and-coming trainer and he’s going to have me ready for the challenge.
“I wear these funky shorts in public a lot and I wore them today because they represent a company called Oddballs, and every penny spent on these pants goes to research to fight testicular cancer. A friend of mine went through it recently, and I want to spread awareness for him and this cause.”
BEN DAVISON, Fury’s Trainer
“I have a great sense of Tyson Fury and can feel what he needs when he wakes up each day and walks into the gym. Our relationship has really gelled these last 12 months.
“It’s going to be an action-packed fight that’s for sure. Both men are violent freaks of nature to be honest with you. It’s going to be an epic battle.
“I think physically alone you can see how far Tyson Fury has come. That takes a lot of willpower and dedication. He’s put a lot of work in just physically, and that’s really just a slice of what he’s shown in the gym.
“All heavyweights can punch, if any one of them hit you on the chin, you’re going to have problems. It’s not the power of Wilder that we’re focusing on, it’s the agility, speed and awkwardness that he brings. We’re studying his habits and watching every little thing that he does in the ring.
“It takes fights like these to bring the best out of Tyson Fury. He’s a fighter who raises his game to what’s in front of him.”
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Brandon Robinson takes on Kalvin Henderson on Friday, December 7th at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia Undefeated Super Bantamweight Raeese Aleem in co-feature Undefeated fighters Paul Koon, Rasheen Brown, Romuel Cruz & Kendall Cannida in action James Brenadin battles Sheldon Deverteuil in battle of undefeated lightweights

Philadelphia, PA (October 25, 2018) -Rising super middleweight Brandon Robinson will take on undefeated Kalvin Henderson on Friday,  December 7th at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
“We have three great shows on November 9th (at SugarHouse Casino), November 16th (at Sands Bethlehem Event Center) and this great card to end the year.  Once again King’s Promotions is the most active promoter in the country, and we look forward to giving the fans another tremendous show,” said Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions.
Robinson has a record of 11-1 with eight knockouts.
The 30 year-old Robinson, is a two-year professional, who has won 11 consecutive bouts.
He has established himself as one of the top-super middleweight prospects in the country with wins over Brandon Clark (2-0) and in his last bout when he took out Ernest Amuzu (24-3) in three rounds on September 14th at The 2300 Arena.
This will be Robinson’s 7th appearance at The 2300 Arena.
Henderson of Little Rock, Arkansas has a record of 10-0 with six knockouts.
The 28 year-old is a three-year professional who has wins over two undefeated fighters in Cameron Burroughs (2-0) and Bobby Taylor (4-0).  Henderson is coming off a 5th round stoppage over Billy Cunningham on September 15th in Little Rock.
In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated super bantamweight Raeese Aleem will take on an opponent to be named.
Aleem, 28 years-old from Las Vegas has a record of 12-0 with six-knockouts.
Aleem has wins over DeVonte Allen (4-0-1) & Marcus Bates (8-0-1).  in his last bout, Aleem broke down and stopped Alcides Santiago in five rounds on September 25th in Bethlehem, PA.
In a six-round contest, Isaiah Wise (6-2-1, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named in a super welterweight fight.
In four-round fights:
Robert Ballard of Philadelphia will take on Jose Burgos of Johnson, TN in a battle of pro debuting super lightweights
James Brenadin of Lancaster, PA (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Sheldon Dverteuil(1-0-1) of Philadelphia in a lightweight bout.
Paul Koon (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be names in a heavyweight contest.
Rasheen Brown (1-0) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named in a super bantamweight fight.
Romuel Cruz (2-0-1) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named in a super bantamweight fight.
Kendall Cannida (2-0) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named in light heavyweight bot
Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at for $100, $75 and $50

Bivol vs. Pascal Tickets Go On Sale Friday, October 26

Dmitry Bivol
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
(Atlantic City, NJ) – Tickets goes on sale to the public on Friday, October 26, at 10 a.m. ET for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City’s next boxing card featuring Dmitry Bivol defending his WBA Light Heavyweight World Title against former Olympian and former WBC, IBO, and Ring Magazine champion Jean Pascal.
The event takes place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 as HBO World Championship boxing returns to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena in Atlantic City. Bivol fights in his first main event in the United States, and Pascal fights for the first time ever in Atlantic City. This will be the second boxing event at the recently opened Hard Rock Atlantic City. The first event featured the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship battle between Sergey Kovalev and Eleider Alvarez in front of a sold out crowd.
Tickets, priced from $30 to $150, will go on sale Friday through and
Bivol, age 27, of St. Petersburg Russia, risks his perfect record of 14 wins with no losses and 11 knockouts against the time-tested Pascal, who turns 36 on October 28, has 33 wins, 20 by knockout, against five losses and a draw.
Bivol is coming off a dominating 12-round decision victory over crafty Isaac Chilemba of Malawi on August 4. Pascal is fresh from an eighth round TKO over former UFC champion Steve Bosse at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec on July 20.
The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing in association with Jean Pascal Promotions. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
About Bivol-Pascal: Bivol vs. Pascal is a 12-round fight for Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight World Title on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The event is promoted by Main Events and World of Boxing in association with Jean Pascal Promotions, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets range between $30 and $150 and go on sale Friday through and