Magdaleno and Dogboe to Settle War of Words in the Ring

*PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2018*) — The verbal haymakers were flying Thursday
afternoon as World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight champion
Jessie Magdaleno and No. 1 contender Isaac Dogboe faced off at the final
press conference for their world championship main event, Saturday at The
Liacouras Center.

Magdaleno vs. Dogboe headlines a card with plenty of Philadelphia flavor.
Amateur rivals Bryant ‘By-By’ Jennings and Joey Dawejko square off in a
10-round bout to decide Philadelphia heavyweight supremacy, while Jesse
‘Hollywood’ Hart, son of Philadelphia middleweight legend Eugene ‘Cyclone’
Hart, continues his march to another super middleweight title shot against
Demond Nicholson in the 10-round co-feature.

Magdaleno-Dogboe, Jennings-Dawejko, and Hart-Nicholson will be televised
LIVE on ESPN and stream in English and Spanish on the ESPN App at 7
p.m. ET. Undercard
bouts will stream live on ESPN+, available on the ESPN App, beginning at 4
p.m. ET. ESPN Deportes will air the fight at 10 p.m. ET.

Dogboe heated things up when he called Magdaleno “the worst world champion
ever” before questioning whether he could make the weight.

“You look worse than me,” Magdaleno responded. “You look like an alien.”

Dogboe mentioned that Magdaleno had blocked him on Facebook when the fight
was announced.

“I guess I send shivers into people’s spines,” Dogboe said.

“I can’t beat him any uglier than he already is,” Magdaleno said. “He’s dog
ugly. Come Saturday, we’re going to give him the name that he deserves….
the ugly Dogboe.”

Then, things got really personal.

“When I knock you out cold, that’s when I’m going to feel really sorry for
your son, your little son, because he’s going to be crying seeing his
father {knocked out} cold,” Dogboe said.

“Don’t bring my son into this!” Magdaleno said. “I’ll knock your ass out
right now. I’ll slap the sh*t out of you.”

Said Dogboe: “Save it for Saturday.”

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The undercard will feature some of the sport’s most dynamic young talents,
including 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (5-0, 2 KOs),
who will be taking on Patrick Riley in an eight-round featherweight bout.
This is the second fight of 2018 for Stevenson, who is coming off a shutout
unanimous decision victory over Juan Tapia on Feb. 16 in Reno, Nev.

Philadelphia native Christian Carto (14-0, 11 KOs) will face Edwin
Rodriguez of Ponce, Puerto Rico, in an eight-round bantamweight bout. Carto
is a Philadelphia legacy, as his grandfather and multiple great uncles
fought in the paid ranks. This will be his 12th appearance in his hometown
as a pro.

Knockout artist Joseph Adorno (6-0, 6 KOs), who has five first-round
knockouts on his ledger, will fight Jorge Padron in a six-round super
featherweight bout.

This is what the fighters had to say.

*Jessie Magdaleno *

“We’re ready for Saturday night. I know this is coming. I hope he’s ready
because I came ready. I don’t want no excuses. He’s going to get the ass
whooping he deserves. I’ve been waiting to fight him. All that trash talk
on social media, I hope he puts it up on Saturday night because I’m ready.
I’m ready to give him what he deserves.”

“I {trained} alongside Oscar Valdez and a couple other stable teammates.
Just being there with them pushed me harder and harder”

“Each fight, I get stronger and stronger, mentally and physically.”

*Isaac Dogboe*

“I can sense fear in Jessie Magdaleno already. He can say whatever he wants
to say, but when he gets in the ring, he’s really going to find out.”

“This camp, they started all this social media {stuff}. Look, you can’t go
into the playground to play with the big boys, and later on, you go crying
about it. When you want to do something, you have to come prepared.”

“I guess now he finally his balls to step up to the plate, accepting this
fight. i hope come Saturday night he’s prepared and doesn’t complain about

*Bryant Jennings*

“In boxing, we always understand our duties. Our goal is to go out and win
the fight. Once the fight is made, once you agree, once you sign that
paper, then you know exactly what you have to do. I only have to worry
about my responsibilities.”

“I fought at Madison Square Garden {against Wladimir Klitschko} in front of
17,000 people, but I still don’t remember it. I still never lived it. My
homies can tell you right now. The whole crowd was cheering… I’m like,
‘Damn, I wish I was there! I was in it, but I wasn’t there because I had my
mind so focused on what I needed to do focus on. So I don’t add that
pressure until it’s over.”

*Joey Dawejko*

“I’m ready to go, man. I wish the fight was last week. I have the week to
mentally prepare. I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m ready to go 10 if I
have to. We’ll see what happens. I’m the better fighter. I’m the better
puncher. I’m a better boxer. So, we’ll see how it goes.”

“There’s no feeling out round with me. I go right at him and fight my
fight. I make quick adjustments, so I don’t need a feeling out round. I’ll
feel him out in the first ten seconds. No. I don’t want to do 10. I can if
I have to, but I don’t want to do it. I’m going to knock him out.”

“I’m a great boxer too. I can box. I don’t have to knock you out. Right
now, I’m in the shape to box every round hard and do what I have to do.”

*Jesse Hart*

“They got me in absolutely perfect condition. It’s all about me now. Its
about my mind. It’s about my attitude going into that fight.”

“Demond Nicholson is a good fighter. I can’t take nothing away from
him. But I want to perform, be great. You have good fighters and you have
great fighters. I’ve been getting ready in the gym.”

“We’re working on a lot of mental things with me. I can’t get away from my
game plan. Last time I fought here (against Dashon Johnson), I got caught
up in that crowd. Sometimes I want to show them that I have enough heart
and that I can be in a knockdown, drag-out fight. I may be pushed to that
point again, and I want people to know that the heart is there.”

“What can I say? We know who the main event really is. I don’t want to get
ahead of myself, but I think the show is great. Bryant Jennings and Joey
Dawejko is a great match-up, but a lot of people want to see Jesse
Hart. They want to see how I grew from the {Gilberto} Ramirez fight.”

*Demond Nicholson*

“People say that Jesse Hart is a knockout artist, but in this fight, I’m
going to have to become a knockout artist myself.”

*Christian Carto*

“It’s a great card to be on, and I’m excited to be fighting on it with
other great fighters. It’s exciting to be fighting on a card this big.”

*Shakur Stevenson*

“This Saturday, I’m going to put on an amazing show. This dude should not
make it out of eight rounds.”

*Joseph Adorno*

“I’m excited to have a lot of my family and friends in the crowd. I know
they’re going to be supporting me.”

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Atlantic City, N.J. – April 26th, 2018 – As part of the 2nd annual
induction weekend, the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame presents the
“ACBHOF Fight Fan Experience” which will take place on Saturday, June 2nd at
The Claridge Hotel.

“The Fight Fan Experience” is a bonus for boxing fans to an already
action-packed weekend that will include a Meet-And-Greet, two professional
fight cards, and induction ceremonies.

“The Fight Fan Experience” includes the opportunity to rub shoulders and
meet some of the legends of boxing, as well as view the Jack Johnson
Exhibit, “Smokin” Joe Frazier Legacy Exist Exhibit, the great sculptures of
James O’Neal and Philly Boxing History Exhibit. Fans will experience music
by DJ Young Hitta, interactive activities, participation in a Pop-Up Boxing
Gym, an opportunity to view and buy Icons of Boxing Memorabilia, and back
by popular demand our pop-up barbershop styled by A True Gentleman’s Barber
Shop Polo’s Lounge plus much more.

“The Fight Fan Experience will begin at 12 pm and run to 4 PM. Tickets are
$15 for general admission and $25 for the Souvenir Package.

Tickets can be purchased online at and rooms can be booked
by visiting A discounted room rate is available until April
30th by using promo code: ACBHOF.

“Last year the Fight Fan Experience was a major hit, and this year we have
many more activities and displays for the great boxing fans who come
through on Saturday, June 2nd,” said Ray McCline, President of the Atlantic
City Boxing Hall of Fame.

“The Induction weekend is a full-plate for everyone who attends, and the
“Fight Fan Experience” will deliver a great time with so many different
things that it is sure to satisfy their boxing palate.


New York, NY (April 26, 2018)–Split-T Management is proud to announce the
signing of undefeated super middleweight and National Golden Gloves
Champion Isiah Jones.

Jones of Detroit, has a record of 6-0 with three knockouts.

The 23 year-old Jones was 52-2 as an amateur and was the 2016 National
Golden Gloves champion.

Jones, who was mentored by longtime and respected Detroit boxing man,
Carlos Llinas, possesses a fan-friendly style, as he likes to apply
relentless pressure to his opponent.

His strengths are his natural instincts, and physical strength.

Jones is a fearless fighter who likes to mix it up with his opponent.

“We are very excited to have a fighter like Isiah in the Split-T
Management family,” said Split-T Management CEO, David McWater. “With this
signing, Split-T Management now has signed the last 5 National Golden
Gloves Champions at 165!”

“I am very excited to sign with them because this is a big opportunity for
me to get to the next level of boxing,” Said Jones. ” Everyone will love
seeing me fight because I’m all-action. My boxing idol is Marvelous Marvin
Hagler, and I have adopted his motto “Seek and Destroy!” My style is to
impose my strength and will on an opponent, and inflict as much pain as
possible so they realize there is nothing they can do to beat me”.

Said Carlos Llinas, “I have been following Isiah’s career since he was an
amateur when he won two Detroit Golden Gloves Championships. Detroit is
going to see a fighter that will remind you of the Michigan greats of

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Vasiliy Lomachenko Media Day Recap

*OXNARD, Calif. (April 25, 2018)* — Vasiliy ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko hosted a
media workout Tuesday at the Boxing Laboratory as he prepares to challenge
World Boxing Association (WBA) and Ring Magazine lightweight champion Jorge
‘El Niño de Oro’ Linares, May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs), a former two-weight world champion, is moving up
from 130 pounds to challenge Linares, who has not tasted defeat since 2012.

Linares vs. Lomachenko will be televised live and exclusively at 8:00 p.m.
ETon ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and undercard bouts will stream live on ESPN+,
available through the ESPN App, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Here is what Lomachenko had to say.

*On Fighting Jorge Linares*

*“*I wanted to go up to the next weight category, 135 pounds, and fight
only champions. Jorge Linares was available for this moment. That’s why I
wanted a fight with him.”

“I was asked if I wanted to fight Linares. It took me less than two seconds
to accept the challenge.”

*On Fighters Quitting On Their Stools Against Him *

“It’s not good for me. It’s not good for boxing. Boxing, it’s a war. It’s a
very, very brutal sport, and if you come in the ring, then you need to be
willing to die in the ring. If you can’t die, you’re out.”

*On Headlining at the Big Arena at Madison Square Garden*

“It’s important for me because I made my name in the history of boxing.
Moving forward, I only want to fight in big arenas. I love New York. I love
Madison Square Garden. I feel very comfortable there. The boxing fans are
very knowledgeable. It’s a very famous arena. Fighting there is a big honor
for me.”

*On Linares’ Size and Strength*

“For me, it’s a big challenge because before this fight, I fought against
guys who were the same size or a little bit smaller than me. Now, I want to
feel the way Rigondeaux felt when he fought me. He was smaller than I at
that point. I am going to be smaller than my opponents now. I want to show
people it’s not a big problem, that five pounds is not too big of a

*On His Legacy*

“It’s the next step in my boxing history. We’re talking about my career. I
built a ladder, and when I finish my boxing career, I want my ladder to be
very strong and long.”

*O*n *Linares’ Pre-Fight Trash Talk*

“I like it. Before the fight, all boxers talk trash, but after the fight,
nobody comes to the press conference. After this fight, I want to see Jorge
Linares at the press conference, and I want to hear what he has to say.”

Ruben Villa Speaks to Troubled Kids at Monterey County Youth Center

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. / ORANGE, Calif. (April 25, 2018) – One week after
winning his first professional title (WBO Youth) in his hometown of
Salinas, Calif., prized featherweight prospect *Ruben Villa* paid a visit
to the *Monterey County Youth Center* where he spoke to at risk

“There were a lot of young kids, kids that are still in high school that
never really got the guidance that you would want them to have,” *said
Villa, who sports an undefeated record of 11-0, 4 KOs*. “My message was
simple. You can still better your life, but you have to find the motivation
that’s going to make you want to change.”

Villa, 21, was fortunate to have found the sweet science at an early age.
He started boxing the same year he entered kindergarten. Many youth in
Monterey County and the greater Salinas area get involved with gangs at a
young age and enter a path of criminal behavior that almost always ends in

“I just tried telling them my story how boxing kept me focus and out of
trouble,” *Villa said*. “At the end of the day, you need to do right by
your community. I think these kids want to change and make their family
proud, but they need reinforcement and help.”

Although young himself, Villa has developed a reputation for caring deeply
for the area he grew up in. The southpaw is always looking for ways to help.

“It’s just one of the qualities that I saw in Ruben when I signed him,” *said
manager Danny Zamora.* “He is very humble and makes me very proud that he
is such a positive role model to the community of Salinas. I am glad that
he is giving back to the kids that need it the most.”

*The Monterey County Youth Center* is a residential facility and aftercare
program offering educational and rehabilitation opportunities for juvenile
court wards.

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