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JOE SMITH JR. TO TAKE ON YASIN RASHID IN HEADLINING BOUT ON SEPTEMBER 22ND AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO IN QUEENS, NY

Posted on 14 August 2012 by felipe

AUGUST 14, 2012 BY Marc Abrams

JAMAICA, NEW YORK (August 14, 2012)—On Saturday night September 22nd, a historic night of boxing will take place as the FIRST EVER BOXING EVENT INSIDE A NEW YORK CITY CASINO when New Legend Boxing / Old World Boxing and W.O.N. Boxing Promotions presents a night of boxing featuring some of the best fighters in New York.

In the main event, popular Light Heavyweight Joe Smith Jr. will take on Yasin Rashid in a eight round bout.

Smith, twenty-two years old of Long Island has a record of 10-1 with all wins coming via knockout.

Smith, who turned pro in 2009, won his first six bouts inside of two rounds which included a knockout over undefeated Christopher Dammones. After suffering his lone blemish, Smith has come back by stopping his last four opponents which includes his last outing when he stopped James Denson in under two-minutes on May 17th.

Rashid, thirty-six years old of Brooklyn has a record of 7-2 with two knockouts and has been a pro for eight years.

Rashid won his first seven bouts which included a win over undefeated Kevin Cruz and Frank Mondejar (16-3). Rashid has really stepped it up in his last two bouts but came up a bit short in fights with Will Rosinsky (12-0) and Andy Mejias (9-0).

In the eight round co-feature, sensational Super Bantamweight prospect Juan Dominguez will see action against an opponent to be named.

Dominguez of Brooklyn via the Dominican Republic has been perfect as he sports a record of 10-0 with seven knockouts.

WBC Caribbean Bantamweight champion Elton Dharry (9-5-1, 4 KO’s) out of Queens, NY will take on Gabriel Cruz (4-4-1, 1 KO) of Oceanside, CA in a six round bout.

Appearing in six round bouts against opponents to be determined will be Jr. Middleweight Frank Galarza (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, Jr. Middleweight Captain Boyd Melson (9-1, 4 KO’s) of White Plains, NY as well as Super Featherweight Rafael Vazquez (8-0, 6 KO’s) out of Brooklyn.

Seeing action in four round bouts against opponents to be named will be Featherweight Angel Garcia (2-1, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, Featherweight Alan Phelan (0-1) of Queens, New York via Ireland and Vinny Celentano (3-0, 1 KO) of Howard Beach, NY.

The card will also include a four round pro debut Welterweight bout, featuring Daniel Gonzalez of Queens, NY battling Anthony Smith of Brooklyn.

Tickets for this historic night of boxing range from $50 for General Admission; $75 for Main Floor Reserved and $125 for VIP Seating. Tickets can be purchased by calling New Legend Boxing (            718-487-4474      ), Old World Boxing (            718-765-1860      ) or online at http://www.newlegendboxing.com

Doors open at 6pm—First Bout at 7pm

The Resorts World Casino New York City is located at
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11420

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Rosinsky loses decision to Pavlik

Posted on 01 August 2012 by felipe

By Michael Woods | ESPNNewYork.com

Will Rosinsky found Kelly Pavlik had a bit more speed than he thought the comebacking Ohioan possessed, and that hand speed proved hard to handle for the Queens-based hitter, who dropped a unanimous decision on Saturday night in California.

Rosinsky, age 27, hoped that he’d surprise Pavlik — that he’d get overlooked as a no-name, and that he’d surprise the ex-middleweight champ with his skills. Well, Rosinsky showed off some skills, for sure, including some slick movement which Pavlik had a hard time with.

But the judges, in the end, gave Pavlik the nod, by scores of 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92. Now 16-2, Rosinsky got sent to the mat at the Home Depot Center in Round 2, but his defensive prowess carried him to the final bell against the 40-2 victor. After the supermiddleweight scrap, which was shown on HBO before a Nonito Donaire-Jeffrey Mathebula junior feather title fight, Rosinsky checked in with NYFightBlog.

“Congrats to Kelly on a great fight,” he said. “He didn’t have as much pop as I anticipated, but was a little quicker than he looks on TV and made good use of his left hand. I thought I did better than they had it on the cards but I take my hat off to him.”

He wasn’t down in the dumps after the loss. “It was a great experience for me,” Rosinsky said. “I will be back. My future is bright.”

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HISTORY TO BE MADE ON SEPTEMBER 22ND WITH THE FIRST EVER CASINO BOXING CARD IN NEW YORK CITY

Posted on 01 August 2012 by felipe

July 24, 2012 by GFL
Filed under: Boxing News

NEW YORK (July 22, 2012) — Saturday night, September 22nd, 2012 will be an historic night of boxing as the first ever professional boxing event will be staged in a casino inside New York City as New Legend Boxing/Old World Boxing and W.O.N Promotions present a spectacular show at the beautiful Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park, New York

“We are very excited about this new venue”, said Felipe Gomez of New Legend Boxing.

“The casino is an important move for us and our business partners. This will help to take our promotions to the next level. The International Fight Night card will feature some of the best local talent in the New York area and will be the first in what we believe will be a long term relationship with the Resorts World Casino New York City”

Tickets for this historic night of boxing range from $50 for General Admission; $75 for Main Floor Reserved and $125 for VIP Seating. Tickets can be purchased by calling New Legend Boxing (718-487-4474), Old World Boxing (718-765-1860) or online at http://www.newlegendboxing.com

All bouts will be named shortly with the doors opening at 6pm.

The Promoters for the event are New Legend Boxing (Felipe Gomez & Kevin O’Sullivan); Old World Boxing (Jim Foley) & W.O.N Promotions (Wilson O. Naranjo)

The Resorts World Casino New York City is located at
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
South Ozone Park, NY 11420

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