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Posted on 08 June 2012 by felipe


Woodhaven, NY (5/31/12) – Kevin O’Sullivan and Felipe Gomez of New Legend, along with Jim Foley of Old World Boxing, have again teamed up to put on a fan friendly show at the popular hot spot in Woodhaven Queens, The Cordon Bleu on Jamaica Avenue.  And once again the promoters have stocked nine fights with some of the best young talent around.

Back in April, Jonathan Cuba was scheduled to fight in the main event on New Legend/Old World Boxing’s show at the Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, Queens, but it didn’t happen.  Now with the opportunity to top the latest show there, Cuba, 6-3-1 (4), will face Edward Valdez, 8-8-2 (4), a hard hitting journeyman in the eight round featured fight which will be his first defense of the USA New York State Lightweight Title on the Friday, June 8th, card.  He won the vacant title last year with an impressive win over Ariel Duran after they had fought to a draw in their previous meeting.

Appearing on the show will be a hot prospect, the exciting undefeated light-middleweight, Frank Galarza, as well as another unbeaten prospect, Rafael Vazquez.  Galarza’s record is 6-0 (3), while Vazquez is proving with every fight that he can bang with the best with his 7-0 (5) log.

Galarza, is excited to get back in the ring after scoring a scintillating two round destruction of rugged Jose Ramon Sanchez last time out.  Vazquez had similar success in his last fight, crushing Jesus Bayron in three rounds.

Main Event

Jonathan Cuba vs. Edward Valdez in defense of Cuba’s NYS Lightweight Title in what is expected to be eight rounds of excitement.


Light-middleweight Frank Galarza, will be looking to make it seven wins in a row in a six rounder.

Also scheduled on the card…

Featherweight Rafael Vazquez also wants to extend his winning streak in a six round affair.

Light-heavyweight Alexander Mancera, 8-4 (5), facing tough Hamid Abdul-Manteen, 3-2 (0), in a six round affair.

Unbeaten super-featherweight Angel Garcia trades leather with Ian James, 1-5 (1), in a scheduled four.

Light-welterweight Mikkel Lespiere (Pro-Debut) will see action in a four rounder.

In a ladies match, Super-flyweights Vanessa Greco 1-0-1 (0), and Patricia Alcivar 5-1 (3), will get it on in a four round bout.

Welterweight Daniel Gonzalez will make his pro-debut in a four round fight.

Bantamweight Chris Arreaga (Pro-Debut) battles Daniel Hernandez (Pro-Debut) in a scheduled four.


When two companies have similar missions it is often a good idea for them to work together for the greater good.  Such is the case with New Legend and Old World Promotions.  They have the same goals and mindset; to not only promote fine boxing, but to allow their fighters to get the exposure and opportunity for the success that they crave.

Jim Foley started Old World Boxing three years ago, “So far we have worked with New Legend on all of our promotions,” explained Foley.  “And I’m trying to find some Irish fighters to promote being Irish myself.”

To that end Foley, who is a former amateur boxer and boxes in the Masters, has a couple youngsters in Ireland that he hopes to bring here in the next few years.  So far he has co-promoted shows at the Cordon Bleu with New Legend and they both traveled down to the Dominican Republic to work with promoters there and put on successful shows in that country.

New Legend is a company that has evolved from a boxing gym, to a managerial company, to what it is today, a highly progressive and unusual boxing promotions company that cares.  They do something that is all too often overlooked by other promoters, they give a damn about the young men and women who walk through the door of their headquarters in Ozone Park, Queens, where New Legend Gym is a part of the community is serves.

Felipe Gomez, a former New York City police sergeant, and amateur boxer, along with his partner, retired police lieutenant, Kevin O’Sullivan, run New Legend with the hope that they can develop a star.  To that end they have been running shows, mostly at the Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, Queens, with great success.

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Doors open at 6:30 PM and first fight begins at 7:30 PM

Cordon Bleu

96-01 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven, NY.

Tickets:    Balcony Seating – $60

Main Floor Seating – $80

V.I.P. Table Seating (Includes Dinner & Open Bar) – $150

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