Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Boxing To Return In Las Vegas June 9TH


After a unanimous vote by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Wednesday, the path has officially been cleared for the sport of Boxing to begin resuming as the commission approved two Boxing cards that will take place on June 9th and June 11th. The cards, which take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will be promoted by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum's Top Rank Inc. This will be the first Boxing events to take place in the United States since mid-March due to the Covid-19 epidemic. While the Covid-19 crisis remains ongoing, these two cards represent the initial steps to resume normal activity for the sport.

With Covid-19 still the central focus of the world, strict safety and testing protocols must be followed according to the NSAC. As more information becomes available regarding these two Boxing events, which will be closed to the public and televised in the United States by ESPN and  it's digital subscription-based streaming network ESPN+, we will update readers on those developments and provide coverage of these events as they take place. Stay tuned.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

James Patterson & Kwame Alexander Join Forces To Write About Young Muhammad Ali



Press Release: May 23, 2020 By Jimmy Patterson Books And HMH Books for Young Readers – James Patterson & Kwame Alexander Join Forces to Write About Young Muhammad Ali
‘Becoming Muhammad Ali’ is a fictional biography about the boxing great, written in partnership with the Ali Estate.
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 Bestselling authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander will collaborate on a biographical novel, Becoming Muhammad Ali, to be jointly published by JIMMY Patterson Books and HMH Books for Young Readers on October 5, 2020. The project was announced today by Ned Rust, Publisher for James Patterson, and Catherine Onder, Publisher of HMH Books for Young Readers. Written in verse and prose, this fictionalized middle grade biography explores Muhammad Ali’s life as a child before he was a household name – when he was still known as Cassius Clay.
Fully authorized by and written with the cooperation of Lonnie Ali and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), co-owners of the Muhammad Ali Estate, Becoming Muhammad Ali will follow the life of young Cassius Clay up to age 17, revealing his struggles in school, the racism he endured, and his discovery of boxing, as well as his family, friends, neighbors, and significant events of his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Kwame in honoring the life of a legend,” said James Patterson. “Few people know Muhammad Ali as Cassius Clay, and his journey to becoming Ali is truly inspiring. It’ll show young kids the importance of perseverance in pursuing their dreams and most importantly, to never give up. When the Ali Estate came to me, I knew this was a project I had to be a part of – and I was ecstatic when my friend Kwame agreed to write it with me.”
“I loved books until I was ten, when the adults in my life began to tell me what to read,” said Kwame Alexander. “Two years later, while cleaning up our garage I stumbled upon The Greatest: My
Story by Muhammad Ali and rediscovered the joy of reading. I couldn’t put the book down. So, when Jim called and said we should write a novel together, about Ali, it was like coming full circle. We’re both about getting kids to want to read, and I hope this book does that.”

“Growing up in 1950s Louisville, a young Cassius Clay faced struggles that helped mold him into the man we came to know as Muhammad Ali,” said Lonnie Ali, wife of the late boxing legend. “Muhammad would be proud to know that this story will be a source of inspiration for kids everywhere.”

Becoming Muhammad Ali will be simultaneously published in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook formats, and will be edited by Margaret Raymo, Senior Executive Editor at HMH Books for Young Readers. Artist Dawud Anyabwile will contribute black and white illustrations throughout the book.

   “James Patterson and Kwame Alexander are heavyweight writers on their own, and together they’re a knockout combination,” said Rust and Onder in a joint statement. “Becoming Muhammad Ali dynamically captures the charisma, outsize personality, and dedication of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.”

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About the Authors
Kwame Alexander is the New York Times best-selling author of thirty-four books, including his Newbery Medal–winning novel The Crossover and The Undefeated, winner of the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor. He is the founding editor of Versify, which aims to change the world, one word at a time.

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. The creator of Max Einstein and Middle School, he founded JIMMY Patterson to publish books that young readers will love. He lives in Florida with his family.

JIMMY Patterson Books
We believe a kid who reads is a kid who can succeed. We believe it’s every adult’s responsibility to get books into kids’ hands and into kids’ lives. We want to make reading fun for kids—through stories and voices that speak to them and expand their world. We want to make books available to kids—through teacher scholarships, bookstore funding, school library support, and book donations. We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY book to say: “PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.”

HMH Books for Young Readers
As part of leading global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HMH Books for Young Readers is uniquely positioned to offer educational and entertaining content for all audiences. Its distinguished author list includes more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. Among its celebrated authors and illustrators are Kwame
Alexander, Mary Downing Hahn, Lois Lowry, Linda Sue Park, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner, as well as iconic characters and brands such as Carmen Sandiego, Curious George®, Little Blue Truck, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express.

Authentic Brands Group/The Estate of Muhammad Ali
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand, development, marketing and entertainment company, which owns a portfolio of global media, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG elevates and builds the long-term value of more than 50 consumer brands by developing best-in-class partnerships.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

TEENAGE CHILEAN PRODIGY JUNIOR CRUZAT inks long term managerial deal with Tony Tolj



Press Release: May 18, 2020 By Dragon Fire Boxing - The 19-year-old, who holds a record of 7-0 (4 KOs) is now determined to build on his perfect professional start under the guidance of power house manager Tony Tolj.  
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Cruzat was a start out amateur of the Chilean National team setup with a great record of 78 wins and 2 losses which includes 6 times national champion, Silver medal at Odesur games and Champion of the future boxing stars in USA Las Vegas.

Junior Cruzat opened up about his boxing future and what it means to join Oceania based powerhouse manager Tony Tolj

"My goals in boxing is to step by step get closer to my main objective which is world champion. I'm only 19 years old, and I trust the team around me.

My father was a huge influence on my career, he was the one who motivated me enter this beautiful sport that today is my whole life.

I was very happy to join the world famous Dragon Fire Boxing family its a great company and serious people, we shared many ideas and looked the same way. Tony Tolj is world wide respected and I know he will guide my career the right way. 

I am very happy to share a team with these great boxers, it is a great motivation for me and I certainly believe that we are the best team currently in Chile and soon the World will know this Golden Generation of Chilean boxing.

They are a great team happy to join this great team together with my father, we always look forward to such a proposal, to work with people who share the same dreams and goals as we do

Dragon Fire Latino and “The Maverick” Nico Martinez arrived at a great moment in Chilean boxing just on the rise, and that support and motivation were needed, grateful for the confidence in my work.

People take care of yourself, we are having a bad time with Covid 19 but we will come out together of all this that is happening worldwide, and nothing will stop each of us in this world well all have a purpose, we all have dreams and we must fulfill them".

Australian based manager Tony Tolj opened up about his latest signing.

"I'm delighted to have Junior join the team, I have said on many occasions this will be the Chilean Golden generation. He will be working closely with Chilean Mega Star Andres Campos, Ramon Mascare├▒a, Raynel Mederos. 

My partner " The Maverick" Nico Martinez is doing an amazing job and Dragon Fire Latino will be giving this young warriors the platform to show the world what they are capable of.

Junior is 19 years of age and I'm very privellage to be entrusted to guide his career and when the time is ready we bring that world title back to Chilean. The World is yours Junior Cruzat"

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Mose Auimatagi Jnr excited for the future after signing in with Tony Tolj's Dragon Fire Boxing


Press Release: May 11, 2020 By Dragon Fire Boxing - 
New Zealand standout Mose Auimatagi Jnr is raring to get back in the ring after it was announced he had linked up with Dragon Fire Boxing headed up by Oceania boxing kingpin Tony Tolj. 
Credit:Dragon Fire Boxing 

Auimatagi Jnr has had a baptism by fire since he turned professional, having already successfully competed for the WBA Oceania and OBPF Super Middleweight titles against now stablemate Kerry Foley. The heavy-hitting Kiwi has also held the New Zealand middleweight title on two occasions and holds a knockout win against world rated Reagan Dessaix who is also under the Dragon Fire Boxing banner.

Auimatagi Jnr opened up about his career success so far and his link-up with manager Tolj. He said, "I'm absolutely delighted to have linked up with Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing. Dragon Fire Boxing and Tony have established themselves as the most powerful company in the Oceania region, but it's the honesty and professionalism that Tony has that really attracted me to them and I'm very excited about the future.

"I have not really had any easy fights as a pro. I've boxed an undefeated Welsh fighter away from home and won via knockout on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker. I really enjoyed that experience and it showed me I have a big future in this sport. I hold wins over Kerry Foley and Reagan Dessaix who are both quality fighters so that should really show boxing fans who haven't heard of me what level I am on."

With the boxing world changing, Auimatagi Jnr along with his new management Dragon Fire Boxing, has established a plan of action moving forward for the Kiwi puncher. The 25-year-old stated his plans for the immediate future, "I want to clear up in the Oceania region and show that I am the best at super middleweight within Australia, New Zealand, and the surrounding areas. I really want to continue to develop by having real fights and I'm sure Tony will get me these opportunities.

"I'd like to fight the likes of Istvan Szili who beat Jayde Mitchell and I'd love a clash with Zach Dunn at some point. These are good level fighters but I believe I am more and ready to these types of talents and I believe that I am the best Oceania based fighter at 168 and 175." 

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Australian two-weight Champion Kylie Hutt breaks into world rankings

Press Release May 7, 2020 By Dragon Fire Boxing – Two weight Australian Champion Kylie Hutt has broken into the world rankings, as she was announced in the top 10 with both the IBF and WBC.
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Known as the 'Ice Queen', Hutt Has been on a role since linking up with Dragon Fire Boxing and Oceania Boxing juggernaut Tony Tolj. Since their link up, Hutt has captured the Australian title in a second weight class, propelling her into the world ratings.

Hutt opened up about her progression under the guidance of Dragon Fire Boxing and the news of breaking into the world rankings. The Ice Queen said, "I am absolutely delighted on how my career has progressed under Tony and Dragon Fire in such a short space of time. Tony has delivered everything he has promised and really showed that he is the best managers in the world today.

"I was really happy with my last performance and I know I am continuing to progress constantly and that is the fire that is really driving me to become a champion. When I set out in boxing I just wanted to become an Australian Champion but I believe I am going to be presented with opportunities to win more titles, even on a world stage."

Hutt continued, as she described her emotions when the news broke she had been listed in the WBC and IBF's world ratings. "I was overcome, it's something I only dreamt about when I started boxing and it's now a reality. It is a massive motivation to keep improving and push myself to the next level and I believe I have the team around me that can do that.

"At my weight Claressa Shields is champion. She is a great champion and I massively respect her. Fighting someone such as Claressa has always been a dream but that dream is closer to being a reality now, so why not shoot for the stars, worst that can happen is you land in the clouds I guess.

"I feel I have some unfinished business in Australia, but the world is my oyster, and I am coming for world titles because why not!"

Hutt is guided by international managerial powerhouse Tony Tolj and Tolj also gave his take on Hutt's potential assault on the world. He said, "I'm very proud of Kylie for breaking into the world ratings. She's a great fighter and a great person so I'm really happy that she has managed to get into the world ratings.

"I always try to do my best for my fighters and give them the best opportunities. Kylie is on the brink of some fantastic opportunities in the near future, so I expect her to keep working hard and becoming successful off the back of that."

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

New Zealand Sensation “Iron” Mose Auimatagi inks managerial pact with Tony Tolj’s Dragon Fire Boxing

Press Release: May 5, 2020 By Dragon Fire Boxing – Dragon Fire Boxing have announced they have signed 25-year-old Kiwi prospect “Iron” Mose Auimatagi to a long term managerial deal.
At 25 years of age and boasting a record of 14 -1 the sky is the limit for this young Warrior. The current OPBF Silver Super Middleweight champion.
Credit: Dragon Fire Boxing 

Auimatagi is the old school boxer who will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime and no stranger to travelling Road Warrior. His most impressive win came on the undercard of Joesph Parker vs Anthony Joshua in Wales against a top Welsh up and comer, Morgan Jones who was 12-0.

Also defeating former World rated boxer Reagan “The President” Dessiax by 1st round KO in Brisbane was ultra-impressive.

Auimatagi won the WBA Interim Oceania and OPBF Silver Title in June of last year against Aussie hardman “Captain” Kerry Foley shown live world wide on ESPN as a co-feature to The World famous Moloney Twins.

Auimatagi opens up about his ambitions in boxing, his idols in boxing and signing with Dragon Fire Boxing;

“My biggest goals are to become the World super middleweight champion of the world one day, be inducted into the boxing hall of fame and earn enough from my career to buy a house for my parents

My two favourite fighters would have to be 'Iron Mike Tyson and David Tua. Tyson because he was a beast when he was in his prime and just was exciting to watch. David Tua because hes Samoan and could pack a punch out of nowhere at any time. His killer instinct was second to none.

Team Auimatagi would like to thank all those who showed interest offered us offers. Many thanks, God bless from Grant Arkell and I.

Iron Mose’s message to his fans; “I love you all, thank you for your prayers and support. Thank you so my sponsors past and present for having my back when no else did”

Signing with Dragon Fire is I believe a great opportunity for me and my family because I know together, we can make my dreams of becoming world champion come true. Proof is in the pudding, just look at the Moloney brothers”

Tony Tolj opens up about his latest signing;

“Mose is an intelligent, athletically gifted young man with an enormous future. He has god given natural talent; I'm privileged to be guiding him in his professional boxing career
We are very honoured to be working together with globally respected Kiwi Grant Arkell.
We are very excited for our future together and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for "Iron Mose. The sky is the limit.

Mose is a diamond in the making and that diamond is going to be shining brightly for many years to come.”

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