Monty Meza Clay Inks Promotional Deal with Iron Mike

October 25, 2014


Deerfield Beach, FL – World ranked lightweight MONTY MEZA CLAY has signed an exclusive promotional contract with boxing legend MIKE TYSON and IRON MIKE PRODUCTIONS it was announced today.

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Payano receives hero’s welcome

October 17, 2014


WBA bantamweight world champion Juan Carlos Payano has been hailed as a national hero in the Dominican Republic for his great victory against Panamanian WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo Moreno on September 26 in Mesquite, Texas. Payano arrived Thursday afternoon at Cibao International Airport in Santiago from the United States where he was received by his mother, friends and family, along with hundreds of fans and the general public who celebrated the feat of their compatriot. Thousands of people lined the streets as his convoy drove through the city.

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“The Pride of Pittsburgh” Recap

Vasquez vs Stevenson

October 16, 2014


Sammy Vazquez Jr stayed unbeaten by stopping James Stevenson in a battle of unbeaten but rather untested prospects tonight on FOX Sports 1, in front of a raucous hometown crowd in Pittsburgh.

Vazquez (16-0, 12 KO) earned the stoppage early in round nine, after scoring a knockdown in round eight. Stevenson (21-1, 14 KO) did have some moments on the night, and proved his toughness repeatedly. He was outboxed by the more skilled Vasquez, but Stevenson came to fight and came to win, which kept the crowd rolling after a fantastic co-feature fight, which we’ll discuss just below this.

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“The Big Texas Throwdown”

PAYANO VS MORENO


Long-reigning WBA bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno lost his belt by a sixth-round technical decision to Juan Carlos Payano on Friday in Mesquite, Texas.

The 30-year-old Payano (16-0, 8 knockouts) was cut by a second-round clash of heads with Moreno (35-3-2-1), who entered the fight as The RING’s No. 1-rated 118-pounder.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Payano, 30, won by scores of 58-56 on the cards of judges Rafael Ramos and Cesar Ramos, and by 59-55 on that of Alfredo Polanco. Payano has won three of his past six fights by knockout and was coming off a unanimous decision over German Meraz in February.

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IEVGEN KHYTROV, 2012 OLYMPIAN, INKS WITH IRON MIKE

May 29, 2014


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Iron Mike Productions (IMP) has signed undefeated 2012 Ukraine Olympian Ievgen “The Ukraine Lion” Khytrov (4-0, 4 KOs) to a promotional contract. IMP will co-promote Khytrov with New York-based Fight Promotions Inc. “I watched the first few fights of this exceptional young fighter’s career and was very impressed,” IMP CEO Garry […]

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YUDEL JHONSON HEADLINES JUNE 6 ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

May 27, 2014


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (May 27, 2014) – Iron Mike Productions (IMP) returns June 6 to the site of its promotional debut last August, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, to present another live ESPN Friday Night Fights event from upstate New York, celebrating the 2014 International Boxing Hall of Fame induction weekend. Ascending […]

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IRON MIKE PROD. WINS PURSE BID FOR MORENO VS. PAYANO

May 23, 2014


Iron Mike Productions won the right to promote a forthcoming bantamweight title fight between defending champ Anselmo Moreno and mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Payano.

The bout was ordered by the World Boxing Association (WBA) in late April, at which point the two sides had 30 days to negotiate terms or else have the fight subject to a purse bid hearing. While both camps are eager for their fighters to face one another – complete with plenty of back-and-forth trash talk through the media – it was decided that the best course of action was to put the fight up for bid, which took place Friday morning in Panama City, Panama.

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MIKE TYSON: I’M TRYING TO GET THE FIGHTERS TO FIGHT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

May 20, 2014


Former undisputed heavyweight champion turned boxing promoter Mike Tyson is getting hyped up for his next promotion at Turning Stone Casino & Resort. Iron Mike Productions will present another edition of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 June 6th. Headlining the show will be Yudel Jhonson, 15-1 (9 KOs) against Norberto Gonzalez, 20-3 (13 KOs) in a Super Welterweight clash. “It was great being at the Turning Stone last year. We’re going to have a better show this time. Recent shows we’ve been having with Iron Mike Production have been selling out the ratings. The ratings have been sky high. I’m looking forward to bringing exciting fights to the people. The Turning Stone was our first stop ever in the promotional arena and I’m looking forward to being back in Upstate, New York.”

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MIKE TYSON REBUILDS, FOCUSED ON PROMOTIONAL CAREER


Is the world ready for a Mellow Mike Tyson?

The high-pitched voice with the Brooklyn accent was familiar- but the words were not.
The former Baddest Man on the Planet didn’t threaten or even curse once during a conference call on Friday to hype his latest foray as a boxing promoter. He didn’t yell or say something off the wall.

There was no mention of anyone’s ears.

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IMP TEAMS WITH GLEASON’S GYM FOR NEWEST LOCATION

March 21, 2014


March 20, 2014 (NY)–Iron Mike Productions (IMP) and Gleason’s Gym are joining forces in efforts to revitalize the New York boxing scene. The world famous gym – located on 77 Front Street in Brooklyn, NY – that once housed a young man who would go on to become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history will now serve as headquarters for IMP to recruit local amateur fighters aspiring to enter the pro ranks.

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FELIX DIAZ DEBUT ON SHO 4/18

March 18, 2014


Unbeaten 140 lb. prospect Felix Diaz will make his Showtime-televised debut on April 18, a night that will feature several other firsts for the 30-year old southpaw.

An opponent and a venue are still being sought for the ShoBox card, which will mark the first time Iron Mike Productions – Diaz’ promoter – serves as the lead for a Showtime boxing event. Among the list for a potential home for the show include Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with venues in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia also being sought among other locations.

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