Prince Ranch Boxing's unbeaten heavyweight prospect, Kye Brooks (4-0, 3 KOs) returns to the ring, December 1, 2018, at The Scottish Rite Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, as part of a stacked undercard for Kendo Castaneda (14-0, 7 KOs) vs. Gilbert Venegas Jr. (10-0, 6 KOs), co-promoted by TMB & PRB Entertainment and Roy Jones Jr. Promotions.
Brooks will be stepping up in competition to face Vaughn Parham (3-1 3KOs), who has won every bout in his professional career via knockout.
"I wanted a challenge, so I made sure I faced the toughest opponent possible," said Kye Brooks, who resides in Las Vegas, and is trained by former two-time world champion Bones Adams. "Vaughn Parham is a kill or be killed type of fighter. He has tremendous power and it's a dangerous fight. I took this challenge so that I can make a statement."
"Brooks is a great fighter with good power in both hands." said Greg Hannely, CEO of Prince Ranch Boxing. "He's eager to face the best in his division. I am very excited for what the future holds for him.
This is Brooks' toughest test to date as the New York native Parham is a heavy-handed slugger looking to pull off the upset.
"I am ready!" Brooks continued. "I didn't turn pro for anything, I am giving people good fights and entertaining bouts, December 1st is just another one."
The entire card will be streamed via Facebook's FIGHTNIGHT LIVE channel, which has already served more than three million fight fans since May 2017.
Tickets priced $35 General Admission $40 at the door, and $100 Ringside, are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling (210) 449-5599 or (210) 322-9974. The Scottish Rite Theatre is located at 308 Ave E, San Antonio, TX 78205. Doors open at 4:00 PM, first bell at 5:30 PM.
Unbeaten former WBC world youth champion Michael McGurk has his heart set on a big 2019 and is out to make a statement in Glasgow on November 30.
The 25-year-old cruised to 11-0 on his return to action in October and stars again on a stacked MTK Global card at Emirates Arena – live on BoxNation – looking to accelerate a charge at British light-middleweight champion Ted Cheeseman.
McGurk said: “My ideal next 12 months involves a major title. I’d like the British or the Commonwealth and I’d love the Ted Cheeseman fight down the line.
“I’d not fought for a while before October so I’m not going to start calling everybody out but the Cheeseman fight is one I’d jump at if I got offered it. The Lonsdale belt is cracking.
“I’d fight anybody, to be honest. There’s nobody in the light-middleweight division who fazes me. There are lots of tough fights out there but those are the sort of fights I want.
“This is the game we’re in and it’s the serious challenges that get me excited. I can’t wait to be in big fights on big nights. I want to make sure I’m on these big shows and get folks leaving the arena talking about me.
“I aim to entertain folks and that’s what I’ll do in Glasgow.
“If you provide entertainment while you’re winning then these title chances will come. I work hard and I’m not afraid to take opportunities. Hopefully some come my way soon.”
Former Commonwealth king David Brophy is keen to signal his intent to British super-middleweight champion Zach Parker in Glasgow on November 30.
Brophy (20-2-1-KO4) suffered his only two career defeats to world champions George Groves and Rocky Fielding and as he prepares to star on MTK Global’s Scottish extravaganza, the popular Caldercruix fighter has already set a target for next year.
Brophy said: “Guys like Zach Parker and Daryll Williams are definitely the kind of fights I’m after in 2019. I’ve always wanted that British title.
“Apart from the elite fighters at this weight, I have no problem with taking on anyone. There are plenty of good fighters around in this division and I’m one of them.
“The only two defeats I’ve had were to two guys who went on to win world titles. It doesn’t make taking the defeat any easier but it’s good to know it takes a top fighter to beat me.
“I’ve never said ‘no’ to a fight and I’ve fought people who, on paper, I wasn’t ready for but I feel it’s all combined to make me a better fighter in the long run. It allows me to see the level I want to be at.
“The lad I stopped last time I out – Norbert Szekeres – was as hard as nails. Some of the body shots I hit him with hurt my hands, let alone his ribs! I’m hoping for another fight in which I can put my shots together.”
Brophy takes his place on a card that includes Iain Butcher challenging Ukashir Farooq for the British bantamweight title, Kieran Smith and Evaldas Korsakas facing off for the WBC International Silver super-welterweight crown, Tyrone McKenna vs. Lewis Benson and much more.