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News: Devin Haney, Eric Donovan, Victor Padilla, London, More

LAS VEGAS, NV – WBC Lightweight Champion, Devin “The Dream” Haney (24-0, 15 KOs), along with his father and trainer, William Haney, have launched their very own line of CBD wellness products, labeled WEDM, an acronym for William Everett Devin Miles (William Everett Haney and Devin Miles Haney). WEDM is a family owned business, and they are extremely passionate to help others in their recovery of pain and soreness.

With the CBD craze taking the world by storm, Haney felt it was important to jump in on the action as he feels CBD brings a lot of beneficial facets to the human body. CBD can help to calm your Endocannabinoid System and reduce DOMS before a workout. CBD can ease inflammation as it allows muscles to heal and get much stronger than traditional products. CBD is known to reduce muscle spasms, relieve pain and anxiety. CBD can help with muscle gains, recovery and even better sleep.*Haney a WBC champion in recess stands behind his new venture 100%.

“I have been working out for 2-3 days for many, many years now,” said Devin Haney. “I’m a professional world champion boxer. I have to be very conscientious of anything I put in my body. WEDM products have helped my career tremendously. We launched WEDM to help other athletes and those people in general, that need unique help with energy and recovery. We at WEDM will continue to remain on the cutting edge of technology with respect to energy and recovery”.

“I’m a professional boxing trainer and life coach to very high-profile athletes and world champions,” said William Haney. “I have always been fascinated with energy and recovery and how the cannabinoid CBD can help with those two elements. With diligence and persistence, we founded WEDM with a sole purpose, which is to provide clients with a trusted product that starts the day good, and ends the day good, that is our motto at WEDM. Whether it’s generating energy for a workout or relief from old aching injuries, WEDM goes to every measure testing all products ensuring the best quality for each and every consumer.”

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Bensalem,PA-Hot prospect Victor Padilla (7-0, 6 K0s) of Berlin, NJ, will face battle-tested Israel Suarez (4-7-3, 1 K0s) of Luquillo, Puerto Rico in a six-round lightweight bout Friday, Jan. 31, at Xcite Center inside Parx Casino®. The seven-fight card, presented by Joe Hand Promotions, begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
This event is only for adults age 21 and older. Tickets priced at $50, $75 and $100 are on sale at Joe Hand Promotions (215-364-9000). Tickets also can be purchased from the Hold My Ticket Call Center at (1-877-466-3404) and at www.parxcasino.com.
 
In the junior-middleweight semifinal, Isaiah Wise (7-2-2, 4 K0s), of North Philadelphia, who always brings out a great crowd, will face Enver Halili (10-2, 3 K0s), of The Bronx, NY in a six-round bout. The Wise and Halili fight is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
 
In an old school, all-Philly matchup, fans will see Sheldon Deverteuil (2-0-2) against Christopher Burgos (2-4-1) in a four-round super lightweight bout.
 
Light heavyweight Charles Brewer, Jr., the son of former IBF super-middleweight world champion Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer, will make his professional debut against Kyl Fritz, also in his first pro fight, of Arapahoe, NC.
 
Shahkzod Atoev, a native of Samarqand, Uzbekistan now residing in Philadelphia, will make his super-featherweight pro-debut against Juan Ibarra (0-2) of Willow Springs, NC.
 
Tyhler Williams (3-0, 2 K0s), a growing Philadelphia favorite, will make his fourth appearance against an opponent to be named.

Highly rated Perth featherweight Jackson England has resigned with Tony Tolj's Dragon Fire Boxing on a long term deal.

England has had a solid start to his professional career, winning 11 of his opening 12 professional contests whilst becoming Australian featherweight champion in the process. Jackson, who is trained at the Onyx Gym in Perth, opened up about resigning with Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing.

England said, "I'm absolutely delighted to have resigned with Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing. I am a featherweight, so I looked up to fighters like Chris John who was one of the best featherweights in the history of boxing. To be guided in my career by the same team that guided him is very special and I am very grateful.

"I am excited to be progressing in the way I am and I believe I can go all the way in this sport. I am still only young, so it is important to have the right people with the right experience to guide you. I need to have that and I believe I do in Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing."

England returns on this year's first installment of the world-renowned Thunderdome series, that has been a mainstay of Australian boxing for decades in itself. England discussed his next outing and his plans for 2020.

He said, "Well I firstly need to keep listening to my manager Tony Tolj as he knows what's best for my career. He's guided the likes of the Moloney's, Billel Dib and Bruno Tarimo to titles and world ratings I want to follow in their footsteps and I believe I can.

"I'm always improving, so I expect to put on a career-best performance at the Thunderdome show against my toughest opponent to date. I believe I can go all the way to the top in this sport and I can only do that by continuing to work hard and racking up the wins.

"I want more titles in 2020. I believe that I can progress on to Australasian titles and other regional titles. I have seen what the likes of World rated Billel Dib and Bruno Tarimo havw done around my weight so I'd like to follow his path up the world route as I believe I'm destined for world titles eventually." 

Eric Donovan starts what could be the last year of his career next month.

Athy's Irish featherweight champion is back in the ring for his twelfth professional fight and is adamant that 2020 will be a case of going big or going home. Donovan takes on tough Spaniard Cristian Montilla in the headline fight of the big 'Celtic Clash 10' bill at the Devenish Venue in Belfast on Saturday February 1st and is determined to go on a run that sees him step up to the next level.

The 34-year-old explained how “I want a world ranking title or a European title by the end of 2020, this fight will nudge me in that direction. It will also show another side of my boxing because I haven’t been tested yet and I hope Montilla will change that. He is a good fighter, he is a winner, not a survivor, he comes to win and he has a good boxing brain. My most challenging hurdle in this journey awaits and it must be cleared!”

A former Spanish champion, Canary Islander Montilla is Donovan's most decorated foe to date and once held Danish European titlist Dennis Ceylan to a draw. 'Lilywhite Lightning' has done his homework and notes how “I think he has some quality, he certainly knows how to handle himself. He has a good KO ratio too and a decent right hand. His standout performance is the draw with Ceylan and, to be fair, wasn’t a bad one. I’ll obviously present a different challenge than Ceylan, I see the faults and I’ll exploit them. I’m happy with the opponent and looking forward to a great fight. I just want to keep raising the bar and testing myself against good fighters."

It hasn't been an easy road for Donovan since sensationally returning from years in the boxing wilderness to turn pro in 2016. A five-time Elite champion and European and EU bronze medallist as an amateur, Donovan has had to slog and toil as a pro as he attempts to make it without big TV or promotional backing. There have been highlights, of course, such as winning the Irish title live on TG4 last March, but the veteran southpaw has already set the ultimatum that 2020 has to be his big breakthrough year or else he will step away from boxing.

The unbeaten Donovan outlines how “as I reflect on 2019, I have mixed feelings - the positive ones is that I became Irish champion on live TV and that will always be a special moment in our lives. The negative is that it could be also the last time I fight in the Republic of Ireland due to insurance costs which is a crying shame. But I went on the road twice as well and enjoyed those experiences.”

"After my last two fights which were in London and Glasgow, it's nice to be back boxing on the island of Ireland. I put a lot of effort into every training camp and I can probably only do that three or four times a year, those ten-twelve week training camps and I need to make sure that, at the end of it, you’re not wasting time and that you’re progressing. I believe I am an elite level fighter and I want to be tested. We’re in a perfect position, now, to pounce. If there is an opportunity for me at super featherweight I’ll take that too. I will fight anyone from 57kg to 59kg. 2020 will be the year of the Lightning and I'm going to take and make some very bold and brave moves this coming year."

'Celtic Clash 10' also features a clash between light welters Stephen Webb and Francy Luzoho as well as appearances from Kildare light welter Katelynn Phelan, Waterford super middle Rhys Moran, Dublin welter John Joyce, Cavan light middle Dominic Donegan, Sligo welter Aaron Gethins, West Belfast super middle Conor Doherty, Bray super bantam Sam Carroll, North Belfast light middle Owen O'Neill, Crumlin light middle Tony McGlynn, and Leixlip light welter Senan Kelly.

Tickets cost €40 (unreserved) or €55 (ringside) and can be bought from all the boxers on the bill. To buy from Eric Donovan, get in touch with him through his social media channels or drop into the Healthy Living Shop in Athy or Ultimate Fitness Gym in Ballymount, Dublin or via Universe.com.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by 1hourRun on 01-15-2020

Devin Haney should start a franchise of butt-cream for Bumchenko's sore ass.

Comment by j.razor on 01-15-2020

Devin promoting CBD might get him less exposer....

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