Team Puerto Rico Boxing 

Boxing, like any other industry, is led by proactive visionaries who can foresee the future. That is why top promoters Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Universal Promotions have put together a team of the best young boxing talent on the island of Puerto Rico.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TEAM PUERTO RICO

THE NEW WAVE, ONCE AGAIN MAKING A SPLASH

Tha Boxing Voice had the chance to catch up with rising Puerto Rican fighter, Jose Pedraza a while ago to talk about his upcoming fight with Filipino banger, Michael Farenas.

Pedraza, (18-0, 12 KOs), last fought on August 15th, when he scored a 6th round stoppage of Juan Carlos Martinez in California. The fight with Farenas, which will take place on November 14th, will serve as a test to Pedraza who has been highly talked about for not fighting guys of his opposition. We had the privilege of asking Pedraza a few questions regarding the upcoming task.

We asked Pedraza how excited he was to be fighting a guy like Farenas in his native Puerto Rico, who gave Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa a good fight a few years back.

“I’m very content, very content because this a big opportunity we have been waiting for. Whoever wins between Farenas and I will become the mandatory for Rances Barthelemy. To have a world title is exciting and I know it’s going to be an exciting fight because Farenas is an experimented fighter and he’s very good, his record says it all.”

“We have been training for a couple weeks now, we have Rocky Martinez coming to the gym on Thursday to help prepare for the fight. We feel Rocky and Farenas have a similar come forward style and sparring will be helpful even though Martinez isn’t a lefty.”

Farenas, (39-4-4, 31 KOs), who is an experienced fighter, dropped Gamboa in their 2012 fight, and stopped undefeated prospect Mark Davis in 8 rounds back in July. We mentioned the power of Farenas to Pedraza, and if he is at all worried about it and how he would retaliate against it.

“Look, as far as being worried, we aren’t worried. We simply have to adjust to him, he’s not use to fighting southpaw’s even though he is one, but the majority of his fights have been with orthodox fighters. We are going to train to fight southpaw and box, do what I do best.”

We asked Jose if he feels that it should be Farenas who should more so be worried about Pedreza’s power, instead of Pedraza worried about his. He packs a 66.67% knockout ratio and has the ability to stop Farenas.
“Well, he shouldn’t be worried, but he shouldn’t be confident either. I don’t consider myself a big puncher, but if I have to plant my feet and throw bombs, I can do that, and he may have something to worry about there.”

As noted before, Pedraza has been criticized for not fighting guys of high caliber. With this fight with Farenas, who has tremendous experience, should Jose win, we wanted to know if this victory would be significant enough to legitimized him and have people who has talked before, finally give him respect and silence the critics.

“Look, arguing with a fan, gets you nowhere, he who knows boxing, knows! I have fought guys who have derailed undefeated prospects, like Gabriel Tolmajyan who’s a great boxer and has beaten many undefeated guys. He fought my friend Jorge Maysonet, I am a tested fighter, a lot a people claim I’m not but I am. Winning this fight, and I’m saying winning this fight because I’m confident and we have trained hard so I see this no other way, but winning this fight that most people are saying I won’t win, It won’t catapult me to be a guy like Mayweather or Pacquiao but it will earn me respect and when I obtain that title, I will silence a lot of fans and critics.”

ESPN "FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS"
SHAFIKOV ENDS NUGAEV WINNING STREAK
JOSE PEDRAZA STOPS MARTINEZ IN SIX

SANTA YNEZ, CA (August 15, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions presented another great edition of ESPN "Friday Night Fights" at the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif.

In the main-event, Lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev's (27-7-1, 17 KOs) five fight knockout streak was halted by a very determined Denis Shafikov (34-1-1, 18 KOs), who put on a stellar performance winning by TKO at the 1:16 mark of round 9.  With the victory, Shafikov becomes the mandatory challenger to fight IBF Lightweight Champion Miguel Vasquez, whom he just lost a close unanimous decision to in his last fight.

"Tonight Shafikov was the better man," said Nugaev. "I couldn't get into a good rhythm with my game plane and it showed.  I still feel I have a lot of fight left in me and I promise I'll be back to fight another day.  I want to thank Gary Shaw for all that he's done for me.  I'm very disappointed I didn't perform to my best ability tonight, but like I said...I'll be back."

In the co-main event, Puerto Rico's shining star and IBO Super-Featherweight champion, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (18-0, 12 KOs), looked sensational as he defeated the rough and rugged Juan Carlos Martinez (20-15-1, 7 KOs) by way of knockout when Martinez quit on his stool after the sixth round.  The win gets Pedraza one step closer to a world title opportunity as he is currently ranked WBA #4, IBF #7 and WBC #7.

"I knew Martinez was a very tough fighter coming in, but I wanted to make a statement and let the boxing world know that I'm for real," said Pedraza. "I feel I'm ready to fight any of the champions in my weight class.  I'm going to let my promoter Gary Shaw put everything together.  I know I have the talent to bring a world title back home to my people of Puerto Rico.  I'll be back in the gym as soon as I return home."

Undercard Results
Francisco Santana  defeated Luis Alfredo Lugo (5th round TKO)
Khabir Suleymanov defeated Rufino Serrano (Majority Decision) 
Edwin Sandoval defeated Lyonell Kelly (Unanimous Decision) 
Makani Sarellano defeated Andrew Tinae (4th round KO)
Carlos Samuel Lopez defeated Azamat Umarzada (Unanimous Decision)

ESPN "FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS"
JOSE PEDRAZA
"I fight for my people of Puerto Rico"
 

By Benny Henderson Jr. - DoghouseBoxing.com

Unbeaten super featherweight Jose Pedraza faces off against Juan Carlos Martinez in a 10-round bout on August 15.  The battle will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez and will be the co-feature before the main-event (Rustam Nugaev vs. Denis Shafikov).  In this interview, Jose Pedraza steps into the doghouse and gives readers his take on his upcoming challenge.  Enjoy!

Benny Henderson Jr.: Give the readers your thoughts on your upcoming match-up against Juan Carlos Martinez.

Jose Pedraza: I know Martinez is coming in hungry to upset me.  He just had a good win against Alejandro Perez. So I'm expecting a very tough fight, but I feel I'm the superior fighter in this matchup.  

BH: You are coming into this bout with a perfect record. Your opponent has had fourteen losses on his resume. Most of those losses come from some really good opposition. In my opinion, he has nothing to lose and everything, so would you agree that makes him a dangerous opponent?

Jose Pedraza: He's a very dangerous opponent.  Like I said he's coming off an impressive win and he's looking for the upset.  This is his opportunity to knock me off so I'm not taking him lightly.  

BH: As a young man in the fight game, what do you feel are your greatest assets as a fighter, and what do you feel you can improve on to make you a complete fighter?

Jose Pedraza: I feel my ring intelligence is one of the best gifts God has blessed me with.  As a fighter, you need to make adjustments in fights to out think your opponent.  I feel I do that well. In this game there is always room for improvement, so I'm constantly working on everything.  I have big dreams to be the best fighter to every come out of Puerto Rico, and it takes hard work.  Continue Reading...

The ESPN "Friday Night Fights" telecast begins Friday August 15, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST from the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. 

Tickets priced $35, $50, $65, $85, and $95 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Chumash Casino Box office or online at HERE.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M, first fight starts at 5:30 P.M.  

ESPN "FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS"
PEDRAZA vs. MARTINEZ
CO-MAIN EVENT TO NUGAEV vs. SHAFIKOV
FRIDAY AUGUST  15, 2014
FROM THE CHUMASH RESORT CASINO
UNDERCARD BOUTS ANNOUNCED
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

SANTA YNEZ, CA (August 6, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions undefeated Super-Featherweight sensation, Puerto Rico's, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (17-0, 11 KOs), makes his way back to the ring against Juan Carlos Martinez (20-14-1, 7 KOs) August 15, 2014 as the co-feature to Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) vs. Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs). The 10-round bout will air live on ESPN "Friday Night Fights" and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif.

Pedraz, who's knocked out five of his last seven opponents, is currently ranked WBA #4, IBF #7 and WBC #7.  A slick boxer-puncher, Pedraza is not looking past Martinez who recently defeated top contender Alejandro Perez.  He vows to put on a great performance for all the fans in attendance, as well as those watching on TV.

"Martinez is coming off an impressive win against Perez who is a good fighter," said Pedraza. "I know he's going to be coming with all he's got to try to knock me off, but I'll be ready for anything he brings.  Gary Shaw and Javier Bustillo have once again got me a wonderful opportunity to showcase my skills on an international stage.  A world title fight is right around the corner and I just want to keep getting better with each fight. I'm excited to put on a good show for the fans."

"Bustillo and I have really seen the improvement in Pedraza with each fight," said Gary Shaw. "He's advancing brilliantly.  I know he has the skills to take his career to the next level.  Martinez has a lot of skill and he is going to bring a unique style, but I'm confident Pedraza will use his superior boxing skills to come out victorious."

Undercard Bouts

8-Round Welterweight Bout
Francisco Santana (20-3-1, 9 KOs) vs. Wilfredo Acuna (15-15, 12 KOs)

6-Round Featherweight Bout
Rufino Serrano (14-5, 1 KO) vs. Khabir Suleymanov (16-4-1, 6 KOs)

4-Round Super-Bantamweight Bout
Edwin Sandoval (2-1, 1 KO) vs. Lyonell Kelly (0-3)

4-Round Heavyweight Bout
Makani Sarellano (1-1, 1 KO) vs. Andrew Tinae (0-2)

4-Round Super-Middleweight Bout
Carlos Samuel Lopez vs. Jamal Harris (5-10-4, 3 KOs)

The ESPN "Friday Night Fights" telecast begins Friday August 15, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST from the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. 

Tickets priced $35, $50, $65, $85, and $95 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Chumash Casino Box office or online at HERE.  Doors open at 5:00 P.M, first fight starts at 5:30 P.M.  

 PUERTO RICAN AMATEUR STARS
RIVERA & PAREDES 
RETURN WITH KNOCKOUT VICTORIES

  Photos By Karen Marie Orsini

PUERTO RICO (June 30, 2014) - This past Saturday, Gary Shaw Productions hot prospects, Jean Carlos "Chapito" Rivera and Luis Paredes both scored sensational knockout victories to improve their records to (2-0, 1KO). 

Rivera, who fights at bantamweight, connected with a powerful body shot, sending his opponent Jean Carlos Molina to the canvass in the first round.  Molina could not recover and the bout was stopped. 

"I went to work right away," Rivera said. "When I landed that powerful body shot to my opponent, I knew he wasn't getting up.  I want to thank Gary Shaw for bringing me back to Puerto Rico where I get to fight in front of my people.  This was my first knockout and it felt fantastic.  I'm hoping I can get back in the ring very soon."

Paredes landed a stunning left hook to the jaw of his opponent Jesus Feliciano to defeat him.  The devastating blow came in the first round and the contest was ended.  Paredes campaigns at junior featherweight .  

"I came out here and accomplished my goal of getting a knockout," said Paredes. "I wanted to show Gary Shaw that I have knockout power.  It felt good to get a win like this in front of my hometown fans. Fighting in Puerto Rico is incredible.  I can't wait to return to the ring."

"Both of these young men stepped up their game and came away with a couple of knockouts," said Gary Shaw. "Bustillo and I know these kids can fight so we'll continue to see them grow as they march up the latter.  

THOMAS DULORME
COMMENTS ON ALGIERI'S WIN OVER PROVODNIKOV

June 16, 2014 - After Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO's) dethroned Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO's) to capture the WBO 140-pound title this past Saturday night on HBO, Gary Shaw Productions Puerto Rican contender, Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KO's), gave a statement on the matter.

"From the beginning, I have always said that Ruslan Provodnikov is not 'Superman'. Many people were selling him as something out of this world, and I really wanted to fight him on this same date, but they did not want it. We knew that the throne of Ruslan would not last long, and one of the reasons is his style. Lots of people said that I was crazy for wanting to fight him, but now I just have to congratulate Chris Algieri for his great performance", said Thomas Dulorme, who currently at 140 pounds is ranked #2 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), #3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), #4 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), and #8 in the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

"I want to fight the best fighters available in my division, and Algieri is one of them" said Dulorme, who is trained by renowned trainer, Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California. "A fight with Algieri would be something I would welcome very much."

In his last bout, Dulorme captured the NABF Junior Welterweight title, when defeated former undefeated Californian, Karim Mayfield (18-1-1, 11 KOs), by unanimous decision in a HBO live televised bout on March, 29 2014. 

"Dulorme has always wanted to fight the top fighters in the division," said Gary Shaw. "Algieri proved he's an elite fighter with his recent victory against Provodnikov to capture the WBO title. I believe Algieri vs. Dulorme would be a great fight for the fans.  These are the type of fights the fans want to see." 

THOMAS DULORME
EYES BOUT WITH PACQUIAO

NEW JERSEY (July 15, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions world title contender, Puerto Rican star Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KO's), is available to face current WBO welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao in November, as it seems that Chris Algieri, current WBO junior welterweight champion, may not fight Pacquiao because of money issues.

"I'm available and willing to fight the best," said Thomas Dulorme, who currently at 140 pounds is ranked #2 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), #3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), #4 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), and #8 in the World Boxing Organization (WBO). "Manny Pacquiao may still be looking for a opponent in November, and if that's the case, I'm ready.  I was supposed to fight Ruslan Provodnikov but I was rejected by his team, and they instead accepted the Algieri bout. I will keep training hard in Oxnard with my trainer Robert Garcia, who believes in my talent, and we're hoping for a great opportunity to show the boxing world what I'm made of."

"Dulorme is well deserving of a Pacquiao fight being that he is highly ranked across the board," said Gary Shaw. "Pacquiao vs. Dulorme would be a sensational bout that the fans would love to see. I know Dulorme is up for the challenge so we'll see what we can do to make it happen."

In his last bout, Dulorme captured the NABF Junior Welterweight title, when defeated former undefeated Californian, Karim Mayfield (18-1-1, 11 KOs), by unanimous decision in a HBO live televised bout on March, 29 2014.

THOMAS DULORME
HEADING TO OXNARD CALIFORNIA EN ROUTE FOR HIS UPCOMING BOUT
 

Photo By Ed Mulholland / HBO

PUERTO RICO (June 12, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions welterweight contender, Puerto Rican star, Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KO), left this morning from Puerto Rico to Oxnard, California, to officially began his training camp under the tutelage of renowned trainer, Robert Garcia.

In his last bout, Dulorme captured the NABF Junior Welterweight title, when defeated former undefeated Californian, Karim Mayfield (18-1-1, 11 KOs), by unanimous decision in a HBO live televised bout on March, 29 2014.

"After beating Mayfield, I rested a little bit, but quickly started running while doing some light training" Dulorme said. "We have several alternatives on the table, and one of those is a possible fight in Puerto Rico in August.  I'm taking my career serious that is why I'm heading out to California early.  I'm looking forward to reuniting with Robert Garcia in Oxnard to start training."

"Since moving down from 147 Dulorme has proven he's a force at 140 lbs." said promoter Gary Shaw. "That fact that he's heading out early to Oxnard to train with Robert Garcia tells me he's on a mission to take over the division.  I'm looking to get him in the ring by the end of the summer.  His future is bright and the people of Puerto Rico will get to see him in action very soon."


Currently at 140 pounds, Dulorme is ranked #2 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), #3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), #4 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), and #8 in the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

JOSE SNIPER PEDRAZA
CONTINUES TO IMPRESS WITH FIRST ROUND KO


Photo by William Trillo

NEW YORK (June 7, 2014) - Tonight from the Madison Square Garden in New York, Puerto Rico's Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (17-0, 11 KOs), remained undefeated with an impressive first round knockout over Arturo Uruzquieta (15-7, 6 KOs).

Pedraza, who holds the IBO super-featherweight title, went on the attack as soon as the bell rang.  Multiple combinations to the head and body forced Uruzquieta to take a knee midway through the opening round.  After seeing Uruzquieta take immense punishment, the referee halted the bout at the 2:19 mark. Although this bout was a non title matchup, Pedraza who's ranked WBC #5, IBF #8, and WBA #8, wants to return to the ring as soon as possible.

Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, Pedraza feels he's ready to take on the best in his division.

"It was great to come out to Madison Square Garden and take care of business with a knockout," said Pedraza. "I feel I'm unstoppable right now and I want to challenge all the champions in my weight class. I'm going to see what my promoters have lined up, and continue my march towards unifying all the titles."

"I know the people of Puerto Rico are very proud of Pedraza for his accomplishment in the ring thus far." said Gary Shaw, who promotes Pedraza with Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo. "I believe Jose is on the fast track to greatness and my business partners and I will look to see what is best for him in the future.  I think it's time to set up some mega fights with the other champions."

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents. 

JOSE SNIPER PEDRAZA
LOOKS TO SHINE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN THIS SATURDAY JUNE 7TH

PUERTO RICO (June 4, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment's undefeated super-featherweight champion, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs), is excited to be fighting on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez, taking place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on June 7, 2014. Pedraza will battle, Arturo Uruzquieta (15-6, 5 KOs) in a scheduled 6-round bout. 

Pedraza, who is Ranked WBC #5, IBF #8, and WBA #8, looks at this fight as a blessing, as Miguel Cotto is someone he's looked up to growing up as a kid in Puerto Rico.  Currently Pedraza is looked at as the number one fighter coming from the island, and seeks to follow in the footsteps of past greats who hailed Puerto Rico.

"Miguel Cotto is one of the best fighters to come out of Puerto Rico and I want to become a household name in my country just like he did," said Pedraza. "I know with hard work, and the guidance of my promoters, Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo, I can go far in boxing.  My ambition is to be the next great champion from Puerto Rico."

Pedraza's opponent Arturo Uruzquieta, is coming off two impressive knockout victories.  Pedraza expects to see Uruzquieta bring forth a gallant effort, so his mindset is not to look past him. 

"I know Uruzquieta is coming to upset me, but I'm not going to let it happen," continued Pedraza. "I've been very sharp in sparring and my body is in great shape.  I'm going to display my boxing skills to my fans watching on TV.  On Saturday, everyone will see what I'm talking about.  I'm taking my career to the next level."

"Pedraza can do it all," said Gary Shaw. "He has the ability to adapt to any style and his charisma is second to none, which is why he is loved by his countrymen in Puerto Rico.  He's the next great fighter emerging from the Island."

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents. 

 

THOMAS DULORME

 

CAPTURES NABF TITLE WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION

 

 AGAINST KARIM MAYFIELD

NEW JERSEY (March 29, 2014) - Tonight in Atlantic City NJ, Gary Shaw Productions Jr. Welterweight sensation, Thomas Dulorme (21-1, 14 KOs, captured vacant the NABF title with a 10-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten contender Karim Mayfield (18-1-1, 10 KOs). Scorecards read 98-92, 97-94 and 96-93 all in favor for Dulorme.

From the opening round, Dulorme controlled the action with his length and kept his distance as Mayfield tried his best to take the fight inside. As the fight went into the later rounds, Dulorme continued to mount a convincing lead as he boxed his way to victory.

Dulorme proved he has the talent to compete at the top level in the Jr. welterweight division and will now look to fight for a world title by the end of the year. He feels he can beat any champion in the division.

"Tonight I wanted to show the world that I'm a force in the Jr. Welterweight division," said Dulorme. "Mayfield was an undefeated fighter who punches with a lot of power but he never hurt me. Robert Garcia and Alex Ariza are taking me to another level and I believe I'm the best Jr. Welterweight in the world."

"My promoter Gary Shaw said he wants to see me in a big fight with a world champion in the near future. I'm ready to fight the best. Shaw and I are ready to take on all comers. I dedicate this fight to my people back home in Puerto Rico." Dulorme concluded.

"Dulorme showed great poise tonight against a power puncher who likes to brawl," said Gary Shaw. "He's now in position to challenge any of the champions at 140lbs and I'll talk with his team to see what we can put together. This is a great win for Dulorme and I'm proud of his accomplishments thus far. Garcia and Ariza are doing a great job with him and happy they've united. He's on his way to big time fights."

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JOSE SNIPER PEDRAZA

 

CAPTURES IBO WORLD TITLE

 

  PAREDES AND RIVERA WIN PRO DEBUTS

 

PONCE, PUERTO RICO (March 23, 2014) - Last night at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto, undefeated super featherweight contender, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs) captured the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight world title, with a dominating unanimous decision victory against Mexico's Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs).  Scorecards read 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111.

 

"This was another fight where I went the distance and learned a lot." said Pedraza. "I'm working on everything each time I step in the ring.  I'm feeling more comfortable while I'm honing in on my skills to get better.  I feel I'm ready to fight any of the other world champions in my division, but 'm going to leave that up to my promoters, Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo.  I'll fight anyone anywhere.  I'm ready to make my people proud.  Fighting in Puerto Rico is the best."

 

Newly signed amateur stars, bantamweight Jean "Chapito" Rivera (1-0) and featherweight Luis Paredes (1-0) were successful, winning their pro debuts convincingly. 

 

Riviera used his speed and lateral movement to defeat his opponent Josue Class (0-1).  Scorecards read 39-36 and 40-35 twice all in favor of Rivera.

 

"Coming out victorious in my first pro fight was the goal for me tonight." said Riviera. "I learned a lot in this fight and I want to thank Gary Shaw for everything. I feel great and it was incredible fighting in front of my people here in Puerto Rico.  I'm hoping to get right back in the ring."

 

Paredes faced a game opponent in Kevin Vazquez, who was also making his pro debut, but won convincingly.  Scorecards read 39-36 across the board for Paredes.

 

"It was great to come out on top in my first professional fight," Paredes said. "I'm going to keep working hard, while improving with each fight.  Puerto Rican fans are the best and I'm happy to be fighting here at home.  My promoter Gary Shaw has plans to keep me busy so I'll be ready to go when my name is called."

 

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents. Paredes and Rivera are promoted by Gary Shaw Productions.

 

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JOSE SNIPER PEDRAZA

 

WEIGHTS FROM PONCE, PUERTO RICO

 

 José Pedraza 129 vs. Alberto Garza 130

 Rey Ojeda Marco 135 vs. Fernando Torres 135

Kenny Galarza vs.150 vs. Miguel Munguia 151

Jesus Rojas 127 vs. Juan Beltran 131

Daniel Rosario 151 vs. Carlos Garcia 151

Alberto Mercado 133 vs. Angel Pascual 132

Edwin Rodriguez 117 vs. Hector Gonzalez 118

Luis Rosario peso 124 vs.Felix Caraballo 124

Luis Paredes 124 vs. Josue Class 125

Jean Carlos Rivera 119 vs. Kevin Vazquez 120  

 

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THOMAS DULORME

 

CAMP NOTES FROM ONXNARD, CALIF.

OXNARD, CA (March 17, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions rising star, Puerto Rican sensation, Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), who's highly ranked in all sanctioning organizations, gives his thoughts on his recent training camp with new trainer, Robert Garcia.  Dulorme will battle Karim Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 29 in a 10-round bout for the NABF Super Lightweight title on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Dulorme on working with promoter Gary Shaw and fighting on HBO...

"Gary Shaw is a fantastic promoter and I'm thrilled to be fighting back on HBO. I told Shaw that I was hungry to get back into world title contention and that is exactly what I'm doing going up against a tough fighter like Mayfield. Gary Shaw has always been straight forward with me when it comes to my career and I appreciate him standing behind me. I want to thank Shaw and everyone at HBO for giving me another opportunity to fight on the big stage. I promise to put on a great show."

 

Dulorme comments on his recent training camp with Robert Garcia....

"I've been here training with Robert Garcia in Oxnard, Californian for the last eight weeks.  He's a tremendous coach and I'm learning a lot about myself and what I need to improve on.  There is always room for growth and Garcia is bringing the best out of me.  I've been getting great sparring and I'll be 100% ready for Mayfield's awkward style."

 

Dulorme discusses strength and conditioning methods with Alex Ariza...

"Alex Ariza is great at what he does and I'm happy that he is helping me with my strength and conditioning. We are doing a lot of explosive drills that are helping me with my overall speed and stamina. I feel very strong at 140lbs and with the type of training Ariza has me doing, I feel more confident in my ability to punch with power at this weight."

 

Dulorme on sparring with top level opposition...

"I don't want to give up the names of my sparring partners but everyone that Garcia has me sparring have excellent professional records and all of them are giving me great work.  There are a couple of Russian fighters along with a few Olympians in camp with me.  During this camp there is no room to make mistakes or else you will pay for them.  These are the best sparring partners I've had for any camp in my pro career."

 

Dulorme on his fight against undefeated contender Karim Mayfield...

"Mayfield is a great fighter but he's never faced the type of punches that I'll be throwing at him.  I posses speed and power unlike any of Mayfield's past opponents.  His awkward style will not be a problem.  He also has physical disadvantages that I will exploit.  I know he thinks he's unbeatable but I will prove him wrong."

 

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DULORME vs. MAYFIELD

 

MARCH 29 AT THE BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

 

LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

NEW JERSEY (February 25, 2014) - Gary Shaw Production's super-lightweight contender and Puerto Rican star, Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), who's ranked WBA # 3, IBF # 5, WBC # 6, and WBO # 14, will battle WBO # 6 and WBC # 11 rated contender,  Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) battle for the NABF Super-Lightweight title.  The 10-round bout will take place at the Boardwalk Hall (The Ballroom) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 29 on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs).  The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

Dulorme is coming into the bout riding a 4-fight winning streak.  Since moving from welterweight to super-lightweight, Dulorme feels he's more powerful and will look to bring that power to Mayfield.

"I know I made the right move coming down from 147 lbs. to 140 lbs." said Dulorme. "My punches carry a lot more pop now and I'm making the weight with no problems.  I feel most comfortable at super-lightweight.  I know Mayfield has power so I will be fully prepared for his awkward style.  A fight like this is what the fans deserve.  My goal is to bring a victory back to Puerto Rico.  Mayfield is in danger."

"Dulorme is coming to show the world he's got the talent to be something special in this sport and Mayfield is no walk in the park," promoter Gary Shaw stated. "Dulorme's very comfortable at 140 pounds and I expect him to be in great shape for this fight.  I know if he's focused he'll come out on top."

 Mayfield, known for having a unique style, has knocked out four of his last six opponents.  His ability to punch heavily with both hands makes him a difficult foe for any fighter.   He'll be looking to take the fight to Dulorme.

 "My style is to always go for the knockout and wear down my opponent," Mayfield said. "I've seen Dulorme fight and he's got good skills but I'm a whole different animal.  He's going to have to withstand my hard hitting style, which is not easy to do.  I believe if I can catch him with a good shot on his chin, he's going down."

 Having seen both fighters up close, promoter Gary Shaw feels this fight is going to have a lot of action. 

"Both Dulorme and Mayfield have special talents that they bring to the ring," said Gary Shaw. "Dulorme is an excellent boxer, with a great jab, while Mayfield has a rough house awkward style.  The two of them have good power, and both chins will be tested.  I think it's going to come down to who wants it more which makes for a great night of boxing.  This is certainly a fan friendly fight, one everyone should be tuning into."

Mario Serrano

Publicist ~ Gary Shaw Productions

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 PUERTO RICAN AMATEUR STARS
PAREDES & RIVERA  
READY TO MAKE PRO DEBUT'S
MARCH 22 IN PONCE, PUERTO RICO

PUERTO RICO (February 19, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions newly signed amateur stars, Luis Paredes and Jean "Chapito" Rivera will be making their pro debuts this Saturda, March 22 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on the undercard of Jose Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs) vs. Alberto Garza (26-6-1, 21 KOs).

Both fighters speak on their upcoming bouts and fighting in their native land of Puerto Rico.  Both fighters stand 5'7 with Paredes fighting at featherweight and Rivera campaigning at bantamweight.

The 20-year old Luis Paredes will be facing Josue Class who will also be making his pro debut.

  • Amateur Championships:  Title Open Tournament, PR Caguas Tournament, Florida State Open Tournament, Annual Julian Jackson Boxing Championship

"Making my pro debut in Puerto Rico is very exciting." said Paredes. "I want to perform at a high level and show my people what I'm made of.  This is what I've been working toward my whole life and now it's time to shine.  I'll be looking to knockout my opponent if I have him hurt.  If the fight goes the distance, I'm ok with that as well, as long as I coming out on top. I want to make my promoter Gary Shaw happy."

18-year old Jean Rivera will square off against another fighter making his pro debut, Kevin Vazquez.

  • Amateur Championships:  PR Caguas Tournament, PAL Championship, Title Championship, Florida State Open Tournament, Annual Julian Jackson Boxing Championship

 
"The time has finally come for me to make the move to the pros and I can't wait." Rivera said. "I don't know much about my opponent, but I know what I have to do once I step in the ring. I'm going to dictate the action from the opening bell.  I'm coming to fight my fight.  I'm not going to let this guy get into any type of rhythm.  I want to thank Gary Shaw for turning me pro."

"Paredes and Rivera have all the talent in the world to be something special in this sport." Gary Shaw said. "I'm very excited to see how they develop.  If they stay focused and keep working hard sky is the limit for both of them.  GSP is thrilled to have them part of our stable."

PUERTO RICAN AMATEUR STARS

 

PAREDES & RIVERA

MAKE PRO DEBUT

MARCH 22 IN PONCE, PUERTO RICO

 

PUERTO RICO (Feb. 19, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Javier Bustillo, have recently signed two of Puerto Rico's top amateur boxers, Luis Paredes and Jean Rivera. Both fighters are scheduled to make their pro debuts on March 22 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on the undercard of Jose Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs) vs. Alberto Garza (26-6-1, 21 KOs). 

 

The 20-year old Luis Paredes hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico, stands 5-feet-7, fights out of the southpaw stance and campaigns in the junior featherweight division.  With multiple amateur championships to his credit, Paredes is known as a boxer with heavy hands and feels his fighting style is ideal for the pros. 

 

"My mindset has always been to turn pro,'' he said. "From the beginning, our trainer groomed us in a pro style of fighting.  He didn't want us to establish bad habits that can sometimes come with an amateur style.  I feel extremely confident I'll be ready for the pros.  I'm going to be a force in the 122-pound division and make everyone proud, especially my promoter Gary Shaw."  

 

Jean Rivera, by way of Bayamon, P.R., is 5-feet-7 and is right-handed.  At 18-years old, Rivera's considered to be a blue chip prospect, having won numerous tournaments at such a young age. Fighting in the bantamweight division, the sky is the limit for Jean Rivera. 

 

"I know that with the guidance of my team, Gary Shaw Promotions and Javier Bustillo, who has guided the careers of many World Champions, I will accomplish great things in boxing," Rivera said. "I will put Puerto Rico back on the map and make my countrymen proud." 

 

Gary Shaw continues to seek top talent from Puerto Rico, and with the signing of Rivera and Peredes, he feels is stable of fighters is stronger than ever. 

 

"Bustillo and I continue to work together with the best of the best when it comes to fighters coming from the island," Shaw said. "We have a great working relationship as we've had with fighters in the past like Pedraza and Dulorme.  Paredes and Rivera have bright futures and I see them having an immediate impact in the pros."

 

Mario Serrano

Publicist ~ Gary Shaw Productions

boxingpublicist@aol.com

(408) 607-5756

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JOSE SNIPER PEDRAZA

 

Looks Forward To Puerto Rico vs. Mexico Showdown 

Faces Alberto "Kichis" Garza For IBO For IBA 130lbs Title

 

PUERTO RICO (February 18, 2014) - Undefeated super featherweight contender, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), is ready to battle Mexico's, Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-6-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title this Saturday March 22nd.  The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST.

 

Ranked WBC #9, IBF #8, WBA #11, and WBO #15, Pedraza knows he must perform at his highest level against Garza to remain amongst the top fighters seeking a world title shot.  He vows to bring an entertaining fight to his audience, as he looks to bring back the glory of past Puerto Rican fighters.

 

"I feel honored to be fighting on television once again," said Pedraza. "My promoter's Gary Shaw, Javier Bustillo and Lou DiBella are doing a great job with my career. This fight with Garza is going to be very entertaining. He likes to come forward and I like to do everything. I'm expecting a rough fight, but I believe in myself and my ability to come out on top. I will do whatever it takes to win."

 

Pedraza loves fighting in front of his people and they love to watch him.  Garza, being from Mexico, will create an electrifying atmosphere as Puerto Rico is its number one rival.  With the fight taking place at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Pedraza will have his people behind him..   

 

"Puerto Rico is looking for a hometown champion they can call their own and I want to be that man." said Pedraza. "This Saturday I will continue to bring exciting fights to my fans.  Garza is a very dangerous opponent, but that's what motivates me to be the best.  I'm ready for the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico battle. I want to fight the best and it starts with Garza."

 

"Pedraza brings an excitement to this fans that's unbelievable" said Gary Shaw. "Garza is no pushover and Pedraza knows what he has to do.  Pedraza will be ready. The fans are going to enjoy watching this fight. Everyone should be tuning in."

 

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents. 

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TEAM PUERTO RICO

THE NEW WAVE, ONCE AGAIN MAKING A SPLASH

JOSE SNIPER PEDRAZA

Returns to the ring march 22 against Mexico's Alberto Garza Vacant IBO Title On the Line

PUERTO RICO (February 17, 2014) - Team Puerto Rico's undefeated pride and joy, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), will make his way back to the ring on March 22nd, at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  The unbeaten star will battle Mexico's, Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-1-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title.  The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST.

 

Pedraza, Puerto Rico's next big sensation, has fought tough competitive fights on HBO Latino, Shobox, ESPN, and now Direct TV.  In 2014, Pedraza has plans to conquer all in his path, as he works his way toward a world title opportunity.   Ranked WBC #9, WBA #10, IBF #11, and WBO #15, Pedraza is well on his way to accomplishing his goal.

 

"I feel 2014 will be another great year for me," said Pedraza. "Against Garza it will be Puerto Rico vs. Mexico, a rivalry I always look forward too.  With every fight I'm getting better and better.  Most of my fights have been against rough challengers who come to fight.  That's why I feel I'll be more prepared for the next level of competition.  I'm ready to challenge any of the top fighters in my division. First I need to take care of Garza."

 

"I want to make Puerto Rico proud every time I step in the ring," continued Pedraza. "I fight for my countrymen and I want them to know how much I appreciate their support.  I'm happy to carry the weight of my people on my back. I want to bring prominence back to Puerto Rico."

 

"After fighting multiple times on global networks, Pedraza has quickly become a big star in Puerto Rico," Gary Shaw said. "The objective is to keep him fighting on a regular basis as he marches up the rankings.  I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Pedraza, that he will make great progress in 2014. There are many big fights right around the corner."

 

"Puerto Rico has embraced Pedraza and we all see he has future is bright, said Javier Bustillo. "We will continue to promote him on a global scale. He's in a tough fight with Garza but I'm certain her will come out victorious."

 

"Pedraza is going to have a huge 2014," said Lou DiBella. "I'm very excited about his popularity in Puerto Rico because he was born to be a star. It all starts March 22 against a tough opponent in Garza."

 

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents.  

 

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DULORME vs. MAYFIELD
MARCH 29 AT THE BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

NEW JERSEY (February 25, 2014) - Gary Shaw Production's super-lightweight contender and Puerto Rican star, Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), who's ranked WBA # 3, IBF # 5, WBC # 6, and WBO # 14, will battle WBO # 6 and WBC # 11 rated contender,  Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) battle for the NABF Super-Lightweight title.  The 10-round bout will take place at the Boardwalk Hall (The Ballroom) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 29 on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs).  The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Dulorme is coming into the bout riding a 4-fight winning streak.  Since moving from welterweight to super-lightweight, Dulorme feels he's more powerful and will look to bring that power to Mayfield. 

"I know I made the right move coming down from 147 lbs. to 140 lbs." said Dulorme. "My punches carry a lot more pop now and I'm making the weight with no problems.  I feel most comfortable at super-lightweight.  I know Mayfield has power so I will be fully prepared for his awkward style.  A fight like this is what the fans deserve.  My goal is to bring a victory back to Puerto Rico.  Mayfield is in danger."

"Dulorme is coming to show the world he's got the talent to be something special in this sport and Mayfield is no walk in the park," promoter Gary Shaw stated. "Dulorme's very comfortable at 140 pounds and I expect him to be in great shape for this fight.  I know if he's focused he'll come out on top."

Mayfield, known for having a unique style, has knocked out four of his last six opponents.  His ability to punch heavily with both hands makes him a difficult foe for any fighter.   He'll be looking to take the fight to Dulorme.

"My style is to always go for the knockout and wear down my opponent," Mayfield said. "I've seen Dulorme fight and he's got good skills but I'm a whole different animal.  He's going to have to withstand my hard hitting style, which is not easy to do.  I believe if I can catch him with a good shot on his chin, he's going down."

Having seen both fighters up close, promoter Gary Shaw feels this fight is going to have a lot of action.

"Both Dulorme and Mayfield have special talents that they bring to the ring," said Gary Shaw. "Dulorme is an excellent boxer, with a great jab, while Mayfield has a rough house awkward style.  The two of them have good power, and both chins will be tested.  I think it's going to come down to who wants it more which makes for a great night of boxing.  This is certainly a fan friendly fight, one everyone should be tuning into."

 PUERTO RICAN AMATEUR STARS
PAREDES & RIVERA
 
MAKE PRO DEBUT
MARCH 22 IN PONCE, PUERTO RICO

PUERTO RICO (Feb. 19, 2014) - Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Javier Bustillo, have recently signed two of Puerto Rico's top amateur boxers, Luis Paredes and Jean Rivera. Both fighters are scheduled to make their pro debuts on March 22 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on the undercard of Jose Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs) vs. Alberto Garza (26-6-1, 21 KOs).

The 20-year old Luis Paredes hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico, stands 5-feet-7, fights out of the southpaw stance and campaigns in the junior featherweight division.  With multiple amateur championships to his credit, Paredes is known as a boxer with heavy hands and feels his fighting style is ideal for the pros.

"My mindset has always been to turn pro,'' he said. "From the beginning, our trainer groomed us in a pro style of fighting.  He didn't want us to establish bad habits that can sometimes come with an amateur style.  I feel extremely confident I'll be ready for the pros.  I'm going to be a force in the 122-pound division and make everyone proud, especially my promoter Gary Shaw." 

Jean Rivera, by way of Bayamon, P.R., is 5-feet-7 and is right-handed.  At 18-years old, Rivera's considered to be a blue chip prospect, having won numerous tournaments at such a young age. Fighting in the bantamweight division, the sky is the limit for Jean Rivera.

"I know that with the guidance of my team, Gary Shaw Promotions and Javier Bustillo, who has guided the careers of many World Champions, I will accomplish great things in boxing," Rivera said. "I will put Puerto Rico back on the map and make my countrymen proud."

Gary Shaw continues to seek top talent from Puerto Rico, and with the signing of Rivera and Peredes, he feels is stable of fighters is stronger than ever.

"Bustillo and I continue to work together with the best of the best when it comes to fighters coming from the island," Shaw said. "We have a great working relationship as we've had with fighters in the past like Pedraza and Dulorme.  Paredes and Rivera have bright futures and I see them having an immediate impact in the pros."

JOSE SNIPER PEDRAZA
RETURNS TO THE RING MARCH 22 AGAINST MEXICO'S

ALBERTO GARZA VACANT IBO TITLE ON THE LINE

PUERTO RICO (February 17, 2014) - Team Puerto Rico's undefeated pride and joy, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), will make his way back to the ring on March 22nd, at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  The unbeaten star will battle Mexico's, Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-1-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title.  The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST.

Pedraza, Puerto Rico's next big sensation, has fought tough competitive fights on HBO Latino, Shobox, ESPN, and now Direct TV.  In 2014, Pedraza has plans to conquer all in his path, as he works his way toward a world title opportunity.   Ranked WBC #9, WBA #10, IBF #11, and WBO #15, Pedraza is well on his way to accomplishing his goal.

"I feel 2014 will be another great year for me," said Pedraza. "Against Garza it will be Puerto Rico vs. Mexico, a rivalry I always look forward too.  With every fight I'm getting better and better.  Most of my fights have been against rough challengers who come to fight.  That's why I feel I'll be more prepared for the next level of competition.  I'm ready to challenge any of the top fighters in my division. First I need to take care of Garza."

"I want to make Puerto Rico proud every time I step in the ring," continued Pedraza. "I fight for my countrymen and I want them to know how much I appreciate their support.  I'm happy to carry the weight of my people on my back. I want to bring prominence back to Puerto Rico."

"After fighting multiple times on global networks, Pedraza has quickly become a big star in Puerto Rico," Gary Shaw said. "The objective is to keep him fighting on a regular basis as he marches up the rankings.  I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Pedraza, that he will make great progress in 2014. There are many big fights right around the corner."

"Puerto Rico has embraced Pedraza and we all see he has future is bright, said Javier Bustillo. "We will continue to promote him on a global scale. He's in a tough fight with Garza but I'm certain her will come out victorious."

"Pedraza is going to have a huge 2014," said Lou DiBella. "I'm very excited about his popularity in Puerto Rico because he was born to be a star. It all starts March 22 against a tough opponent in Garza."

Pedraza is a member of "Team Puerto Rico", which is a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions, made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents. 

 
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