News: Schaefer, Nowicki, Price, Wanzell Ellison, More
Doc Nowicki and David Price of D and D Management Team LLC located in Philadelphia Pa celebrate another year of success in the sport of boxing by winning their 2nd consecutive Philadelphia Managers of the Year Award.
In 2013 the stable of fighters currently under the banner of D and D Management Team went an astounding 29 wins, 1 no contest, 1 draw with only 2 losses (both of which occurred in world championship bouts).
Alfred “Doc” Nowicki said “I have been managing fighters for the past 20 years and I have never been so excited about the level of skill and will possessed by our young fighters. All of our prospects are under 25 years of age and we have been carefully grooming them for the past 2 years. I can guarantee that in 2014 the world will take notice of our D-Boys”.
January 10th; 4-0, 1ko Jr. Welterweight amateur sensation Damon “Baby Dame” Allen leads the way in Philadelphia, Pa at the Iron Workers Union Hall on Delaware Ave.
January 24th; 4-0-1, Heavyweight Mark “Too Sharp” Rideout and 11-2, hard punching Middleweight Decarlo “3mendo” Perez at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey .
January 25th; 11-0, 10kos Super Middleweight Jesse “Hard Work” Hart who was nominated for KO of the year continues at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
January 31st; 10-0, 1ko Lightweight Naim “The Dream” Nelson resumes action at Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia.
February 14th; 17-1, 12kos Jr. Welterweight contender Emanuel “Tranzforma” Taylor who is currently ranked #4 in the world by the IBF will take center stage on ESPN’S Friday Night Fights in Huntington New York.
Dave Price stated “We had a busy 2013 posting an excellent record in the ring and working even harder outside of the ring. We are in the final stages of completing a documentary on Philadelphia Gold medalist Tyrell Biggs as well as 2 reality shows on our professional and sponsored amateur fighters. It’s been hard but I’m really proud of our team’s accomplishments in 2013 but I look forward to even greater challenges in the coming year. We are also looking for 2 possibly 3 more super talented fighters that might be added to the D and D stable in 2014″.
NUTLEY, NJ (DECEMBER 26, 2013)–Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated Super Featherweight Wanzell Ellison to an exclusive promotional contract.
Ellison, 24 years old of Newark, New Jersey had 90 amateur fights and he appeared in the National Golden Gloves tournament on two occasions.
He turned professional on July 31st, 2009 with a 2nd round stoppage over Alex Cooper in Saratoga, New York.
Ellison has a record of 9-0-1 with 5 knockouts.
“I am every excited that GH3 Promotions will get me moving,” said Ellison. “Now I have a promoter that believes in me. I know I will be fighting more than once or twice a year.”
With GH3 Promotions behind him, Ellison believes that he can be a player in the 130 pound division.
“I envision I will be a new star on the rise. A prospect at 130. I am looking forward to popping up on the scene and surprise a lot of people and after that, people will remember who I am.”
Ellison will be make his GH3 Promotions debut on January 31st in West Orange, New Jersey on the undercard of an ESPN’s Friday Night Fights event.
“I am excited at the New Year. It is a great way to start out. I know I have the potential and I am excited to take over the Super Featherweight division.”
LOS ANGELES (Dec 26) – 2013 was one of the best years boxing has had in recent memory, and as Sports Illustrated recapped the past 12 months, it honored Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer as the iconic publication’s Promoter of the Year.
“This is obviously an unexpected award, but I’m very appreciative and honored,” said Schaefer. “But I must point out that a single person can’t do what Golden Boy Promotions has done in 2013, so I’d like to thank my staff, our fighters, our sponsors and TV partners for their continued support and efforts in 2013. In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
But that’s not all, as pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather was named 2013′s Fighter of the Year by Yahoo Sports.
“I am proud that my friend Floyd Mayweather has been voted as the Fighter of the Year by Yahoo,” added Schaefer. “Floyd personifies that with hard work and dedication anything is possible. Together, we will continue to break records and elevate the great sport of boxing.”
Wrote Sports Illustrated boxing writer Chris Mannix of Schaefer,
“Even Schaefer’s harshest critics will admit: It’s been a good year for Golden Boy Promotions. Banished by HBO — a decision based on Golden Boy’s steering of many of its high profile fighters to Showtime — Schaefer has been a driving force behind Showtime’s transformation into a legitimate competitor to HBO. With a deep stable at his disposal, Schaefer has put together big fight after big fight, from Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout to Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse to Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana. As Floyd Mayweather’s co-promoter, Schaefer was instrumental in the biggest promotion of the year, Mayweather-Alvarez, a fight that generated 2.2 million pay per view buys and became the highest grossing ($150 million) pay-per-view fight of all time. With a young roster — excluding 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins, who will try to become a unified titleholder next year — Golden Boy has a bright future.”
Veteran Yahoo Sports boxing scribe Kevin Iole was equally effusive in his praise of Mayweather, writing, “He’s one of those guys who will be appreciated much more when he’s gone than he is while he’s still competing. But he’s the best of the best, and he was the best of a very good crop of fighters in 2013. For that, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the 2013 Yahoo Sports Boxing Fighter of the Year.”