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Pro-Am Boxing Returned To Empire State Plaza Convention Center With
Faragon, Other Local Pros; Amateur Olympic Hopefuls Bryan And Imam

Boxing returned to the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY May 12th when Pugnacious Promotions presented “Spring Fever Fight Night at the Plaza."  Mike Faragon moved to 15-0, 6 KOs with a hard -fought, crowd-pleasing eight-round decision over Miguel Rodriguez (7-3, 3 KOs), Kimdo Bethel (5-1, 4 KOs) stopped Mujaheed Moor (4-5, 3 KOs) in the fourth, Troy's Ray Velez (2-0, 1KO) beat Jamell Tyson (1-2-1) by majority decision and pro debuter Roger Zapata (1-0) kept Borngod Washington (0-8) winless.  Albany amateurs Amir Imam, Trevor Bryan and Greg Kehrer all won decisions along with Niagara Falls' Matthew Ventry.  Some results and photos are below.  Check back soon for more news and photos from the event.

Boxing matches from "Spring Fever Fight Night at the Plaza" will be rebroadcast on MYTV4 at 8 pm Saturday, with Dan Murphy and Kevin Rooney at ringside.

Faragon outpoints Rodriguez - May 12, 2011
Bob Newman, Fightnews.com

Pugnacious Promotions @ The NYS Convention Center: Let’s Do Some Fight Talk - May 12, 2011
Mike Rivest, Times Union boxing blog

SEEN: Spring Fever Fight Night - May 12, 2011
TimesUnion.com


Valentine's Day Crush(ers) at Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Guilderland lightweight prospect Mike Faragon (14-0, 6 KOs) extended his unbeaten streak against  crafty - and overweight - Brooklyn veteran Shamir Reyes (18-7-2, 7 KOs) in the main event of Pugnacious Promotions’ “Valentine’s Day Crush(ers)” Pro-Am Boxing show at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY on February 3rd.

On the undercard, Delmar fan favorite, lightweight Zach “Little Freak” Smith (5-2) dug down deep to beat the more-experienced Scott Paul (5-7, 1 KO), Niagara Falls, ON, CAN; Troy's Ray Velez impressed in his pro debut with a first-round TKO victory over Philadelphia's John Dippolito (0-2) and Bronx' Ilyas Aksabaev (1-0-1) defeated Schenectady light welterweight Bryan Abraham (2-5-2, 2 KOs).

In amateur bouts, Albany's Tajuan Williams defeated Ellenville’s Brandon Idrago (95 lbs, age 13); Tamar Williams beat Hudson's Ryan Maisenbacher (115 lbs, age 15);  lightweight Abraham Nova, age 17, defeated  Kingston’s Martin Murphy, 29, and welterweight Luis Vargas, 19, Syracuse, defeated Colonie's Javy Martinez, 23.  For more about results, in words and pictures, see the links below:

Check out Photos by Ed Diller

Check out Photos by Carl Strock

Pugnacious Knows How It’s Done - February 4, 2011
Michael Rivest, Times Union Boxing Blog

Faragon remains undefeated in ring (with photo gallery) - February 4, 2011
Carl Strock, Daily Gazette

Martinez turnaround started in the ring - February 4, 2011
Michael Rivest, Times Union

Faragon defeats Reyes - February 3, 2011
Boxing Bob Newman, Fightnews.com

Boxing action back after 21 years - February 3, 2011
Pete Iorizzo, Times Union

Local fighters Ray Velez, Mike Faragon set to crack the Egg - February 2, 2011
Tom Reale, The Record


Annual  Saratoga Fight Card Results and Photos

Pugnacious Promotions’ annual summer fight card showcasing young prospects at the Saratoga Springs City Center highlighted a thriving local boxing scene with young talent recognized among the best in the country.

Guilderland lightweight prospect Mike Faragon (12-0, 6 KOs) dominated RI’s Eddie Soto (12-2, 4 KOs) en route to a fifth-round stoppage in the eight-round main event.  Faragon knocked Soto down in the first wth a brutal body shot that had Soto in survival mode until his corner stepped in to stop it.  World-ranked female featherweight Maureen Shea (15-2, 9 KOs) won the NABF Featherweight title over rugged veteran Liliana Martinez (8-10, 4 KOs) in the co-feature, lightweight Zach Smith (4-1) defeated determined Niagara Falls pro debuter Ryan Batt (0-1) and light middleweight Joe Yerdon (0-1-2) just narrowly missed earning his first victory against well-traveled Ashantie Hendrickson (2-7-1) in four-round draw. 

On the amateur card, Amir Iman, the 2010 Empire State Games Gold Medal winner who is ranked in the top five in the US, stopped tough 2009 NYS Golden Gloves Champion Ray Velez in the third of an excellent welterweight match. Super heavyweight Josh Dulmer was frustrated by the movement of New England regional champion Owen Minor, losing a close decision and 70-lb boxers Mike Barcia, Saratoga Springs, and Riley Mabee, Waterford, began the night with an exciting junior bout won by Barcia.

Photos from Ringside by Ed Diller

Standing 8 is Courtside in Saratoga Springs - August 3, 2010
Paul Haberman, Standing 8 News

Faragon stops Soto - August 2, 2010
Boxingnews24.com

Baby's and baby-faces victorious at City Center bout - July 31, 2010
Stan Hudy, Saratogian

Faragon delivers for fans - July 31, 2010
By Mark Cooper, Times Union

Pugnacious Promotions Delivers the Goods  - July 31, 2010
Mike Rivest, TU Boxing Blog

Faragon, Shea impress with KOs - July 30 2010
Fightnews.com

What A Night For Pugnacious Promotions  - July 30, 2010
Photos by Ed Diller


Young, Local Fighters Return Before
Halloween with First Annual Pro-Am Boxing Card

Pugnacious Promotions continued to highlight the NY Capital Region's best young boxers with "Friday Night Frights: Future Stars Pro-Am Boxing" at Hudson Valley Community College's McDonaugh Fieldhouse on Friday, October 23rd.

Schenectady NYS correction officer Brian Miller (6-0-3, 2 KOs) and Albany rival Rafael Luna (4-4-1, 1 KO) battled for the vacant NYS Lightweight Title in the card’s main event, with Miller outworking Luna for the unanimous decision.  Guilderland prospect Mike Faragon (9-0, 3 KOs) took a  tough six-round decision from Philadelphia fighter Julius Edmunds (5-6) in the six-round co-feature.  HVCC football standout Shawn Miller (2-0, 1 KO), light heavyweight of Troy, returned to the college to overpower game Yonkers pro debuter Angel Gonzalez for a UD in a crowd-pleasing four.   Exciting Plattsburgh female featherweight Jaci Trivilino (1-1-1) took apart Pepper VanDyke, pro debut from Marion, NC, and cruiserweight pro debuter Brian Cloakey, also of Plattsburgh, stopped Bronx Phil Hannah (0-4) in consecutive second-round TKOs.

In New York’s first Pro-Am since 2005, two boxers who represented the state in different weight classes in last year’s National Golden Gloves, Ray Velez, Troy, narrowly defeated Will Madera, Albany, in a battle fought in close quarters between to very skilled boxers. Scoharie's Sarah Kuhn applied relentless pressure to defeat Troy’s Natasha Jefferson, heavyweight Roger Zapada beat Catskill’s Edwin McLucas and junior 65-lb boxer Jonathan Rodriguez, Albany, and Riley Mabee, Waterford, showed the great promise of amateur boxing in the opening bout won by Rodriguez.

 

More info and photos to come.

Photos from Carl Strock

Miller wins NY State title - October 23, 2009
Boxing Bob Newman, Fightnews.com

Miller is NYS Champion, Pugnacious Promotions Pro-Am Show the Way to Go - October 23, 2009
Mike Rivest, Times Union Boxing Blog

State's only female boxing promoter has local ties - October 22, 2009
Sam Hollingsworth, Saratogian

Miller's going back to school - October 22, 2009
Pete Iorizzo, Times Union

Troy’s Miller looks to impress on home turf - October 22, 2009
Chris Fitzgerald, The Record

Pro-Am boxing event at HVCC Oct. 23 - October 15, 2009
Stan Hudy, Diary of a Mad Sports Writer Blog

Media Meets the Amateurs @ Quail St. Gym - October 15, 2009
Michael Rivest, Times Union Boxing Blog

The Media Come Schott’s Gym to Talk of HVCC Card on October 23 - October 8, 2009
Michael Rivest, Times Union Boxing Blog

Boxing coming to HVCC - October 8, 2009
Capital News 9 video

Boxing: Faragon waits, while Miller gets a title shot - October 8, 2009
Tom Boggie, Daily Gazette


"Night of Future Champions" at the Saratoga Springs City Center July 31st

In our annual "Night of Future Champions" fight card at the Saratoga Springs City Center on July 31st, a sell-out crowd of 1,750, saw an exciting night of highly-competitive bouts where local fighters all stepped up against challenging opponents. Mike Faragon (7-0, 2 KOs) beat Alberto Amaro (5-4, 2 KOs) by close unanimous decision in a battle between two highly-skilled pugilists while crowd-pleasing Brian Miller (4-0-3, 1 KO) held off surging Manny Cotrich (1-3, 1 KO) for split decision win.  Shawn Miller made an exciting and successful pro debut, winning by fourth-round TKO over outmuscled Zaid Malik (0-3). Darrel Madison (14-1, 3 KOs) retained his regional title with close, uninspiring decision over Nagy Aguilera (13-2, 9 KOs), while Shannon Miller's (16-4, 9 KOs) bout with Terrell Nelson (8-8, 5 KOs) ended in a no contest after an accidental hear butt.

Check back soon for more photos and information.

Miller earns split decision on Saratoga Springs boxing card - August 1, 2009
Brian Viggiani, Daily Gazette

Miller Time! Shawn, Brian Miller slug way to victory - August 1, 2009
William Montgomery, The Record

Madison retains NYS title! - July 31, 2009
Bob Newman, Fightnews.com

“And Still Champion!!! The Results from Saratoga!  - July 31, 2009
Pat Conner, Strictlybusinessboxing.com

Saratoga’s Night of Future Champions - July 31, 2009
Thomas Marriott, 15Rounds.com

Photos by Carl Strock (check back soon for more)


Local Fighters Shine at the Armory in "St. Patrick's Day Showdown" March 20th!

Co-feature fighters Shannon Miller (16-4, 9 KOs) and Mike Faragon (6-0, 2 KOs) led a local contingent in thrilling fans March 20th at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.  Miller pounded out a six-round unanimous decision victory over 266-lb Ryan "The Tank" Thompson (9-6, 5 KOs) and Faragon put on a display of speed and combination punching in stopping Mexican Mario Garcia (7-9-1, 3 KOs) with a third-round TKO.

In undercard fights, Brian Miller (3-0-3, 1 KO) outslugged Luis Angel Lopez (2-9) to earn a fourth round TKO, Bryan Abraham (1-0-1, 1 KO) knocked down Dan Morales (0-2) three times en route to a first round KO victory and Zack Smith (2-0) beat pro debuter Jayme Resnick in a four-round UD.  In the fight of the night, pro debuters Jackie Trivilino and Amanda Serrano had fans on their feet after four rounds of non-stop punching that the Brooklyn native, Serrano, took in a unanimous decision.  Both girls showed tremendous heart, determination and boxing ability. 

Photos from Jeff Foley are here.


 ESPN/Friday Night Fights in Saratoga!

Prospect and famous boxing son James "Buddy" McGirt, Jr. (19-1, 9 KOs) returned to the ring following his first loss with an impressive 10-round unanimous decision over number eight-ranked middleweight and former champion Ray Joval (37-5 16 KOs) in the televised main event of our annual "Night of Future Champions" card Friday, July 25th at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Most of the 1,600 fans in the sell-out crowd agreed that the fight of the night was the first bout after the cameras went off between local lightweight prospect Mike Faragon (4-0) and tough gatekeeper Francisco Palacios (3-4-4, 1 KO).  The two warriors banged for six rounds with the largely partisan crowd cheering Faragon's dominating display of boxing skills and respecting the relentless pressure and heart of Palacios.  Faragon earned a unanimous decision to remain undefeated.

In other bouts, heavyweight Nagy Aguilera (9-0, 6 KOs) won a close decision over Saratoga's own veteran Gary Wilcox (21-4, 7 KOs) in the eight-round, televised co-feature and Julio Garcia (2-1, 1 KO) narrowly defeated Borngod Washington (0-4) in a crowd pleasing four-rounder just before intermission.  In two local rivalries, Markus Williams (2-0, 1 KO) defeated fellow Albany native Donyell Dukes (0-4) in the opening bout of the card and Schenectady's Brian Miller (2-0-3) and Bryan Abraham (0-0-1) fought to a draw in the final bout of the night.

Photos by Jeff Foley

Photos by Christy Cappillino

McGirt Jr. upsets Joval! - July 25, 2008
"Boxing" Bob Newman, Fightnews.com; Photos by Emily Harney

Pugnacious Promotions Delivers Thrills in Saratoga - July 25, 2008
Mike Rivest, Times Union Boxing Blog

McGirt Dominates Joval - July 25, 2008
Bill Calogero, Eastsideboxing.com

Boxing: Photos from Saratoga Springs - July 26, 2008
H20 Man, Democratic Underground.com

McGirt Jr. Decisions Joval - July 26, 2008
Eric Thomas, Boxingnews24.com

Friday night at the fights - July 26, 2008
Daily Gazette

Local trainers' boxers brawl - July 26, 2008
Poughkeepsie Journal, Photos by Christy Cappellino

Saratoga Seen - Fight Club - July 28, 2008
Dennis Yusko, Times Union


Vera Beats Lee in Shocking TKO 7 Slugfest at
Mohegan Sun on Friday Night Fights!

Brian Vera (16-1, 10 KOs), who's fighting style made him a fan favorite on The Contender III last year, dealt Irish Olympian and middleweight prospect Andy Lee (15-1, 12 KOs) his first loss by shocking TKO in the seventh round of the 10-round main event before 3,600 fans at Mohegan Sun on Friday, March 21st.  The ESPN2/Friday Night Fights-televised war started as expected with Lee using superior speed and boxing skills to keep Vera off-balance with his southpaw right jab and land numerous power shots, knocking the Texan down in the first.  Vera displayed incredible stamina and chin to weather Lee's assault and continue applying pressure.  He eventually wore Lee down and -- though the Irish fighter continued to throw punches -- forced referee Tony Chiarantano to stop an early candidate for Fight of the Year at 2:10 of the seventh frame.  Trainer Emanuel Steward has already hinted a rematch is in the works.  Aaron Pryor, Jr. (9-0, 6 KOs) survived a few rocky moments to beat relentless Alphonso Wlliams (10-4, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature, topping a competitive undercard that saw local favorites Matt Remillard (13-0, 7 KOs) and Brian Macy (3-0, 1 KO) win tough four-round decisions.

Fightwireimages.com - Andy Lee vs Brian Vera
Steve Samoyedny & Emily Harney

FNF Shocker: Andy Lee Upset By Vera
By Ron Borges, TheSweetScience.com

Brian Vera Upsets Andy Lee
Bill Calogero, TheDailySports.com

Vera-Lee Photo Gallery!
Billy "Loops" Luppert, Fightnews.com
Photos by Emily Harney

Shock result as Vera hands Lee first defeat
Ireland Online

Brian Vera Wrecks Andy Lee’s US Showcase
Cliff Rold, Boxingscene.com

Last Round of Lee-Vera fight courtesy of #1Pound4Pound


Willingham, Horn Win by KO; Jordan, Kelly Take
Tough Fights by Decision on Veteran's Day Armory Card

Wayland Willingham (13-0, 8 KOs) and Chris Horn (3-0, 2 KOs) won impressively by KO in feature fights Nov. 9th at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.  Russell Jordan (14-4, 9 KOs) beat Alphonso Williams (10-3, 8 KOs) and Alo Kelly (3-0-1, 1 KO) beat William Santiago (5-4, 2 KOs) by unanimous decision in other feature bouts.  Francisco Palacios (1-2-4, 1 KO) and Harvey Murray (2-0-2, 1 KO) earned a second draw in their rematch and Guillermo Sanchez (1-0) won his pro debut over Thomas McCuiston (1-2) in the opening bout of the night.

SSG David Foxen, who was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan, led a US Army color guard and was recognized in the ring along with his mother, Kathy, who has three children serving in the military.

Photos by Jeff Foley here.

Steve Samoyedney's here.

And UAlbany student, Barry Sloan's, here.

Ringside Boxing Report: Wayland Willingham vs. Damon Antoine
Daxx Kahn, Saddoboxing


ESPN2's Friday Night Fights at Saratoga

Pugnacious Promotions and DiBella Entertainment's "Night of Future Champions," July 27th at the Saratoga Springs City Center, showcased two of boxing rising stars - undefeated welterweight and former Olympian Andre Berto and undefeated heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon - against hardcore veterans who came to fight. The hard-fought feature bouts were televised live by ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Highly-touted Berto (19-0, 17 KOs) survived a sixth round knockdown to win a very tough ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Cosme Rivera (30-10, 21 KOs) in the main event while fellow prospect Witherspoon (19-0, 13 KOs) continued his steady rise up the heavyweight ladder with an impressive ninth round stoppage of the battle-tested Talmadge Griffis (24-7-3, 21 KOs) in the co-feature.

Jeff Foley's photos here.

Berto Gets by Rivera! - July 27, 2007
Kurt Wolfheimer and Dave Spencer, Fightnews.com
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Witherspoon-Berto Cruise to Victory at Spa - July 28, 07
Jack Lynch, Fightbeat.com

Photos by Christy Cappillino at Mightgloves.com

Joe Tessitore of ESPN's Friday Night Fights chose our summer Saratoga fight card -- featuring Andre Berto and Cosme Rivera -- as the best "Show of the Year" for 2007.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/columns/story?columnist=tessitore_joe&id=3003680


Fiorentino wins NABF title; Miller, Willingham Win
Exciting Fights by KO at Joe Bruno Stadium

Missy Fiorentino (16-1, 6 KOs) won the NABF Super Featherweight title in a slugfest with Cindy Serrano (14-1-1, 7 KOs), undefeated welterweight prospect Wayland Willingham overcame a rough start to KO Oscar Gonzalez (9-8-1, 3 KOs ) in the fourth and hometown favorite heavyweight Shannon Miller (15-3, 9 KOs) returned to the ring at home, winning by second round KO over Tyrone Roberts (11-4, 9 KOs) in feature bouts July 7th at Joe Bruno Stadium.

Jeff Foley's photos here.

Zack Lynch's photos here.

Fiorentino Captures NABF Crown! - July 7, 2007
Kurt Wolfheimer, Fightnews.com

Miller victorious in front of hometown fans - July 8,2007
Rich Fyle, The Record

Serrano sends an Open Letter - July 9, 2007
Cindy Serrano


Friday Night Fights At Vernon Downs: Stevens wins NYS Light Heavyweight Title, Willingham Defeats Molina in Unanimous Eight-Round Decision

 

Brooklyn's "Chin Checker," Curtis Stevens (15-1, 11 KOs) defeated Philadelphia's Dhafir Smith (17-12, 6 KOs) to win the vacant New York State Light Heavyweight title Friday at Vernon Downs near Utica.  Stevens pressured throughout the fight and scored whenever he got inside. Smith used a long jab to keep Stevens outside.  Scores were 100-90 twice and 99-91.

 

Wayland Willingham (11-0, 6 KOs) remained undefeated with a eight-round unanimous decision win over tough as nails Carlos Molina (8-3, 4 KOs) in the co-feature.  Wayland dominated the early rounds with fluid movement and fast combinations, knocking Molina down in the third.  Molina's pressure and body work gave him some middle rounds, but Wayland came back strong in the seventh.  Scores were unanimous at 77-74.

 

In competitive undercard four-rounders, junior lightweight Luis Rodriguez, of Humacao, PR, beat Jose Guzman, of the Bronx, convincingly, dropping the pro debuter in the last round. Bronx-based Mexican Francisco Palacios, who pressured throughout, earned a draw with crafty Vineash Rungea in a battle of young featherweights.  Welterweight Daniel Sostre, of Vega Baja, PR defeated Troy’s Broderick Antoine for the second time in a rematch of their fight in November.

 

For more information about the show, check out these news links.  Keep checking our Web site for news about our shows and boxing in Upstate New York. 

 

Photos

Get some of Jeff Foley's photos here.

 

Or photos by Steve Samoyedny here.

 

Or photos by Zack Lynch here.

 

 

News

Stevens wins NY light heavy title!  - December 1, 2006
Bob Newman, Fightnews.com

 

Willingham Rises to Occasion at Vernon Downs - December 8, 2006
Derek Constable, Saratoga Today

 

Pro Boxing at Vernon Downs - December 1, 2006
Newschannel 9, WSYR

 

Vernon Downs to unveil first fight card - November 30, 2006
John Pitarresi, Utica Observer-Dispatch

 

Bout sheet

Get the final bout sheet here.

 


Miller Fought Well at Garden for NYS Title

 

Thanks to all of you who joined us at Madison Square Garden to support Shannon Miller in his challenge for the NYS Heavyweight title November 11th on the undercard of the Klitschko-Brock world heavyweight championship. Shannon gave current champ Derric Rossy a tough challenge and lost a hard-fought 10-round unanimous decision. As usual, Shannon showed tremendous toughness and heart against an opponent who was bigger -- 6-3 and 245 lbs to Shannon's 6-0 and 227 -- and younger, at 26 years old. 

 

We felt Shannon won more rounds then the judge's scorecards reflected. Regardless, he did a great job. We are very proud of Shannon and wish him a speedy return to the ring (if he chooses to do so).

 

Photos

Get some of Jon Winslow's photos here.

 

News

In loss, Miller fights to the finish - November 12, 2006
by Tim Wilkin, Times Union

 

Troy boxer Miller loses decision at Madison Square Garden - November 12, 2006

by Stan Hudy, Saratogian

 

With father in attendance, Ali defends her title - November 12, 2006
Associated Press, MSNBC.com


Pro Boxing Returns to Twin Tiers 

Pugnacious Promotions returned pro boxing to the Twin Tiers with a card attended by 1,400 at Tioga Downs, the new harness racing, gaming and entertainment venue just outside Binghamton, on September 29th.

Highlights of the night included Binghamton's own Daren Graham, who won by first-round TKO over pro debuter Carlos Harris; the walk-out bout between pro debuters Francisco Palacios and Luis Rodriguez, which ended in a draw; and Rochester lightweight Darnell Jiles' dominating decision win over journeyman John Lipscomb.  In the event's main bout, heavyweight Jermell Barnes, of Rochester, NY, fought to an eight-round draw with Zack Page.  In the co-feature, Troy's Broderick Antoine stepped up to a six-rounder in just his second pro fight, with a unanimous decision win over Marquis McConnell.  Arte Bembry of the Bronx beat Jose Guerrido in another four between debuters.


Heavyweights Return To Spa City For Fights During Saratoga Racing Season

Heavyweights returned to the Saratoga Springs City Center for our annual August pro boxing card.  In the headline, Vinny Maddalone (27-3, 19 KOs) won a close majority decision in a back-and-forth war  with the former cruiserweight champion from Rochester, Jermell Barnes (17-12, 4 KOs).

In the co-feature, Chicago's Malachy Farrell (15-0, 12 KOs) won by fifth-round TKO over Troy’s Shannon Miller (14-2, 8 KOs), with a controversial stoppage by referee Ricky Gonzalez, Kingston middleweight Brandon Mitchem (25-4, 8 KOs) won a lopsided decision over veteran James North and Albany junior welterweight Wayland Willingham (10-0, 6 KOs) won by second-round TKO over Damon Antoine.


May 19, 2006 - Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY

Troy heavyweight Shannon Miller (14-1, 8 KOs)  won in impressive fashion by second-round KO against Ralph West in the headliner May 19th at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY.

In other action, jr. Welterweight Wayland Willingham (9-0, 5 KOs) knocked down Shad Howard three times en route to a TKO victory at 2:47 of the first round and middleweight Brandon Mitchem (24-4, 8 KOs) won a unanimous decision over journeyman Keith Sonley.

 


March 17, 2006 - St. Patrick's Day Showdown:  Boxing Returns to the Armory

Professional boxing returned to the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY on Friday, March 17th, when local boxers fought competitive match-ups in front of friends and family on a St. Patrick’s Day card presented by Lisa Elovich and Pugnacious Promotions.   

An enthusiastic holiday crowd packed the  Armory for  "Friday Night Fights:  St. Patrick's Day Showdown," the first boxing card of 2006.  Shannon Miller (13-1 7 KOs) and Liz Mooney (4-2, 2 KOs) won TKO victories, Brandon Mitchem (23-4, 8 KOs) and Wayland Willingham (8-0, 4 KOs) won six-round UDs and Frank Houghtaling (19-10-5, 4 KOs) lost by split decision to Hercules Kyvelos (23-2, 11 KOs) in the eight-round headline bout.


October 28, 2005 - Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY

A sell-out crowd of 2,500 saw Lenord “The Haitian Sensation” Pierre (18-1, 13 KOs, Catskill, NY) win by TKO over veteran contender Tony Marshall (37-13-6, 13 KOs, Albany, NY) on Pugnacious Promotions’ October 28th  boxing card at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY. 

Referee Eddie Claudio stopped the bout on the advice of the physician at ringside between the seventh and eighth rounds.  Pierre stalked Marshall from the opening bell, throwing wide hooks and crosses, and knocked Marshall down in the second.  Marshall moved behind the jab and landed some good shots early.  As Marshall’s movement slowed and Pierre shortened his punches, Pierre landed more frequently and caught Marshall on the ropes.


August 19, 2005 - Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Professional boxing returned to the Mecca of world-class thoroughbred racing when local rising star  Shannon Miller  (11-1, 6 KOs) met popular heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone (25-2, 18 KOs, Flushing, NY) in the headline bout of the "Battle of the Heavyweights" at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Friday, August 19, 2005.  

Miller and Maddalone had the screaming crowd on its feet from the opening bell in a back-and-forth fight ranked second in the "Top Five Fights" of 2005 on ESPN 2's "Friday Night Fights." It ended in  a fifth-round TKO when Maddalone caught Miller with a left hook the Troy, NY native never saw!


May 13, 2005 - Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Fans came out to make our first show, Friday the 13th Fights at Saratoga, a sell-out on Friday, May 13, 2005 at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, NY.


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