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

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."

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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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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."

 

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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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