Clayton Vella vs. Richard Vella Part Two

Ladies and gents, the rematch you have all been waiting for is set for the 27th of June. Yesterday evening contracts were signed and both boxers are happy. Richard Vella will be defending his WBU International and PBP European Titles against his only defeat Clayton Vella. This is one fight not to be missed.

First WBU Champ in Brazil

Marcelo Ferreira Dos Santos won the first WBU Title for Brazil. He won against Esteban Hillman Tababary by T.K.O in the second round for the WBU Interim Cruiserweight World Title in Bahia Brazil. The supervisor of the event Mr. Adimilson Da Cruz was very impressed of the power of the new champion.

Jose Micol Spanish Champion

In a great fight for the spanish K-1 Light Middleweight B-Class Title Jose Micol won on Points his frist WBU Title. On the same card Jose Molina defended his WBU Super Middleweight Kickboxing World Title by technical K.O.


Richard Vella WBU SemiPro International Champion

Steve Martin close to a World Title

Prize Boxing Promotions show Home of Champions was a further success of Promoter Demis Tonna’s work. It was a well-organized event, again!, and the security had no problems with the loud audience. 1200 spectator at this sold-out event could join a good quality of The Nobel Art of Self-defense in Dolmen Hotel, Bugibba. No violence happened, only in the ring was fights going on.
Demis Tonna told that his events Rumble in the Med has been sold-out many times and now it is time to find a bigger place. Boxing has came to Malta to stay!
Eight fights as semi-pro before the two professional fights was on the fight-card. Before the fights started it was two exhibition fights. Then it was the night of knock-outs!
Richard Vella shows a dangerous punch to his very good opponent Ollie Lawrence. In every round managed Richard Vella to get his opponent knocked down and be counted. In the third round as it happened for the third time the referee Marc James had no other choice as to stop the fight. TKO in round 3 for Richard Vella after 1:15 minutes. Richard is now the WBU Semi Pro International Champion. It looks like it is time for Richard Vella to switch over to be a professional boxer. He has the quality for it.
Dione Galea impressed with a KO in round 2 at 1:31 minutes!
Mark Cutajar had a hard work with the unorthodox style of Miro Jurkovic. It was obviously to see that Miro has been practiced wrestling, MMA, K1 etc before. In the 3rd and 4th round he got more used to boxing. Mark Cutajar had a heavy job to just keep the aggressive Miro away. Technical is Cutajar of a much higher level as Jurkovic. The result ended at 38-38, 40-36 and 38-38 and so it is a MD draw. Cutajar had to convince more in the last two rounds as he did, but he is even if this result doesn’t look good, much better as that. In a fight of 4×3 minutes it could be the time that Cutajar needed to get his opponent away.
Garth Galea secured to Malta the title as PBP Champion after a split decision.
Keith Azzopardi is a name to remember! He has the speed, the self-confidence and after only 1:48 min. in the first round he ended the fight for Stephen Littlewood.
Tyrone Borg needed even only 1:44 to knock-out his opponent. It is obvious that Tyrone needs better opponents as he had this time. Tyrone’s pro-career looks very promising.
The main-fight with Steve Martin vs Isaac Quartey ended after an accidental head-bull in the 6th round. So far was Super the lucky guy. His team is well-known as to be very fair and have offered Isaac a rematch as his team found their boxer to be in the front. The scorecards tells another story that Super-Steve even was going to win this fight for the WBU Light Welterweight Intercontinental Title.

James Borg vs Jack Thomspon, Borg won SD
Kersten J. Chircop vs Noel Lebrun, Lebrun won TKO R3
Keith Azzopardi vs Stephen Littlewood, Azzopardi won KO R1 time 1:48
Lydon Chircop vs Chris Matthews, Chircop won UD
Dione Galea vs Francis Macateer, Galea won, KO R2 time 1:31
Mark Cutajar vs Miro Jurkovic, MD draw
Garth Galea vs Terri Hadaway, Galea won SD
Richard Vella vs Ollie Lawrence, Vella won KO R3 time 1:15
Tyrone Borg vs Selim Saraialioglu, Borg won KO R1 time 1:44
Steve Martin vs Isaac T. Quartey, Martin won TKO R6 time 1:03

Isaac Quartey in Malta for WBU Super Lightweight title

Quartey and Martin head-to-head at weigh-in

Isaac Quartey alias Chorkor Dynamite has weighed in successfully in Malta ahead of his fight against Steve Martin tonight for the vacant WBU (World Boxing Union) Intercontinental Super Lightweight belt.

The former Ghana Lightweight champion hopes to finally crown a 13-year professional career with an international title by beating Martin this evening to annex the WBU title.

Isaac Quartey on the weighing scale

Quartey weighed in at 140 lbs, same as his opponent as both fighters appear equally matched but the vastly experienced Ghanaian is promising to chalk victory and win the title for an expectant nation.

“Everything is good, training and camping was good and now that we are here, we are okay with the weather and I promise my fans and all Ghanaians that I will put up my best to win this title. I need it,” Quartey said.

His local manager told All Sports Ghana: “We’ve given him all the support and he’s in good shape. We are praying for him to win the WBU Intercontinental Super Lightweight title today.”

Malta: Home of Champions

Prize Boxing Promotions (PBP) is a local Boxing Promotional company. The company is headed up by father and son Demis and Doulton Tonna from the capital city Valletta. Demis who is expected to officially take up the post of ‘Competitions Director’ to the Malta Boxing Commission will be co-hosting “Home of Champions” alongside his son Doulton. The Malta Boxing Commission will be supporting the Independent Boxing Association on March 14th at the Dolmen Hotel, Bugibba.

In a brief statement Demis Tonna said: “We have worked closely with the Independent Boxing Association, World Boxing Union (WBU) and the Boxing Commission (MBC) since the start. I can now finally confirm that the board (MBC) and I have agreed terms for the recognition of the new PBP International Title Debut and two WBU Intercontinental title fights.”

Garth ‘the Problem Galea’ Galea has been selected to box Terri Hadaway for the PBP International Title. “Garth has been training for almost 3 years. He has shown heart, determination and dedication to the sport” said Demis Tonna. Garth an ex football player of Sirens F.C has a Semi Professional Record of 5 Wins 1 loss. Garth has made the Oracle Arena his home by featuring on all 6 of Prize Boxing Promotions shows since 2012.

‘Super’ Steve Martin who is ranked number 9 in the World Boxing Union and holder of the International championship title and Richard ‘the Viper’ Vella holder of the WBU Semi Pro Title will fight for new WBU honours in their respective ranks. Tyrone ‘el Terrible’ Borg also makes the fight card for his professional debut for Prize Boxing Promotions. He will face Germany’s Selim Saraialioglu for a 4x3 minute round local contest. Borg was recently granted a Professional Boxing License by the Commission. “Tyrone offers a huge amount of support and interest to the development of the sport of boxing in Malta. We are very happy to have him on board” stated Marc James.

Earlier this year Demis Tonna won an international call for interest as it’s known to host the WBU version of the professional Light Welterweight Inter-Continental championship Title, while the Referees and Officials have been appointed by the Boxing Commission and will be supervised by the World Boxing Union representative Mr. Leif Magnusson.

The main event is fight number 10 on the event programme and is being promoted in association with VAUGHNBOXING.TV for the World Boxing Union. Professional Intercontinental Light Welterweight championship title fight.  ‘Super’Steve Martin (27) will prove his tremendous heart again as he faces a 20 fight African veteran who is a National Champion, British Commonwealth Title contender  and 2 time WBA light Welterweight championship contender  fighting from the Republic of Ghana,  Isaac ‘the Chokor Dynamite’ Quartey.

Prize Boxing Promotions (PBP) closed 2013 with claims of “further bigger fights” in its early 2014 schedule. The fighting lineup features some of Malta’s the biggest and hottest fighters like the European Boxing Federation Bantamweight Champion Lydon ‘il-Beqqu’ Chircop (pictured), Prize Fighter Heavyweight  Champion Mark ‘ the Hurricane’ Cutajar,  Veteran fighter Dione Galea, as well as the one to watch James Borg.

With all hopes of a Local super fight between Clayton ‘the Punisher’ Vella and Richard ‘the Viper’ Vella having been squashed, a new challenge has risen for the Viper who will now face Thomas Underwood for an International version of the WBU Semi Pro Middleweight Championship.

The sixth promotion since the birth of Prize Boxing Promotions in 2011 will feature another outstanding fight card and has been tagged “Home of Champions” sponsored by 'Eat me i'm Famus'. This mega fight night which is officially hosting 3 international title fights will take place at the Dolmen Hotel & Spa, Bugibba, on March 14th. Tickets are available for delivery alternatively in person from the Fight Factory Gym, Marsa. For further information or to reserve your tickets call us on 99291720.

Roy Jones Jr. WBU Cruiserweight World Champion

Future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (57-8, 40 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-4-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Dynamo Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia. Benmakhlouf brought the fight to Jones, but even with his back on the ropes most the time, Roy’s quick hands and overall skills were too much as he picked the tough Frenchman apart. Scores were 120-108, 119-109 and 118-111.

Full fight:

Roy Jones Jr., Benmakhlouf make weight in Moscow

Future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40 KOs) weighed in at 197.5 lbs. for his WBU cruiserweight title clash with Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf (17-3-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Dynamo Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia. Benmakhlouf scaled in at 194.2.

The card is promoted by Vladimir Hrunov.

Jan Balog wins by split decision

In a close fight between two czech boxers Jan Balog wins over Michal Vosyka by split decision promoted by former WBO World Champion Lukas Konecny.

Pure Warrior Steven Bendall World Champion

A dream came true as Steven Bendall knocked out his opponent John Akulugu in Round six with an incredible bodyshot.

Ryan Barrett picks up WBU strap with stoppage win over Munika

Ryan Barrett hit the road last weekend and returned home from Neuwied, Germany sporting the WBU Welterweight title. He claimed the belt with a 3rd round KO win over former foe, Kenyan Geoffrey Munika. This was Ryan’s second attempt at winning the WBU title after losing a points decision against Scotland’s Willie Limond back in May 2009.

Ryan's career peaked winning the English super-featherweight title in October 2008 beating Femi Fehintola in the 3rd round of their scheduled ten rounder. Now the dust has settled and Ryan has returned home to England, BoxRec News caught up with the Thamesmead fighter to see how his latest win stacks up against the other highlights of his career.

“It was more satisfying than winning the English title back in 2008. Don’t get me wrong it was a great moment winning the English title but just getting the chance to win a world title, even though it’s not one of the major titles, it’s still huge for me. This fight was all about getting revenge over Munika, I had to make sure I got it right second time round.

“He came out early and was pressing the action until I landed a left hand to the solar plexus and he went down and couldn’t beat the ten count.”

So after reversing the 2011 defeat against Munika, what’s next for Ryan?

“My first defence of the belt will be in Berlin on the 24th of January, I think I will be fighting a guy called Sarfo Tyson. If I win that fight I should be scheduled to defend again in March. They are keeping me busy which is just what I need.”

On the domestic welterweight scene Frankie Gavin holds the British title and Bradley Skeete has recently been crowned English champion, so does Ryan see his boxing future on home soil or fighting on the road?

“I would like to fight back here in the UK but I don’t think there will be too many big opportunities for me. I would love to challenge for a British title again but I just don’t see it happening. I think for the time being I will just crack on in Germany. I am getting treated so well over there, they are really looking after me which is helping to push my career on.”

Zoltan Surman`s first WBU-Belt

After twelve exciting rounds Zultan Surman from Hungary captured the Interim WBU International Middleweight Title.

Results: Rumble In The Med

We Will Rock You

by Marc James • November 26, 2013 

Local Boxing Promoter Demis Tonna promoted his 4th show of the year tagged “Rumble in the Med – We Will Rock You” on Friday 22nd November 2013 at the Dolmen Hotel, Bugibba. In front of a packed out Oracle Arena which held no less than 950 local boxing fans, fighters from Fight Factory, Ying Yang, Dixon’s School of Boxing, Brown’s Boxing Club & Team Zahra made it a great success, ending the year 2013 with a loud bang. The Esteemed Promoter pulled out all the stops to ensure the fans in attendance, a night of boxing they are likely never to forget.

Fight 1 – Female Light Bantamweight Contest 3×2.
Many Cortis V Kelly Young

Female fighter Mandy Cortis of Fight Factory, Marsa, kick started the night as she faced the British fighter Kelly Young in a 3×2 minute round contest. Superior technic lasted the whole fight from Cortis while the Young boxed off the back foot and could not seem to take control of the fight. Mandy won on a judges score cards where all 3 judges scored the fight at 30-27 all in favour of local fighter Cortis.

Fight 2 – Super Lightweight 4×2.
Nico Sciberras Won by a judge’s unanimous points decision over Christian Chafai

Fight 3 – Welterweight 4×2.
James Armond Borg won as Karlo Yates retired on his stool earning Borg his first TKO Win if his career.

Fight 4 – Super Welterweight 4×2.
The Referee stopped the contest in the 2nd round and awarded Garth “the Problem” Galea his first TKO win over Alex Boswell

Fight 5 – Cruiserweight 6×2.
Chris Debone also won by a judge’s unanimous points decision over Jack O’Sullivan

Fight 6 – Heavyweight Prize Fighter Semi Final 1 3×3.
Darren Borg went through to final on the judge’s score cards when he was faced Michael Carter.

Fight 7 – Heavyweight Prize Fighter Semi Final 2 3×3.
Defending Prize Fighter Champion Mark Cutajar found his place in the prize fighter final as he beat Melcolm Sciberras on split decision.

Fight 8 – WBU Middleweight Semi Professional National Title 6×2.
Richard “The Viper” Vella V Dino Shields

Richard “The Viper” Vella captured the WBU National Semi Pro title sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Commission. Vella faced the tough unbeaten Dino Shields in a 6×2 the first National Semi Professional contest, making it his biggest win to date. From the sound of the first bell until the sounds of the last both fighters were in an all-out battle, throwing bombs making the crowed go wild with cheers and chants. Shields fell to the canvas in the 1st round which made Vella more confident. Vella was more accurate of the two and thus won the rounds. Both fighters were applauded for fighting their hearts out in what was a great competitive and brutal fight.

Fight 9 – Cruiserweight 4×3.
Tyrone “El Terrible” Borg stopped Steve “The Cobra” Aquilina at 2 minutes 28 seconds of the 3rd round. Tyrone who was stunned by a knock down in the opening seconds of the 1st round but came back to form and returned the favour twice in the 3rd round which saw the Maltese Fighting Veteran counted out by the referee after he fell to the canvas for the 3rd and last time.

It was announced that Borg was signed “on the spot” and will now be licenced as a professional boxer by the Malta Boxing Commission.

Secretary General of the Commission, Marc James stated “It is with great please to present Tyrone with his Professional Licence and add him to our growing list of fighting members we have both in Malta and the United Kingdom”. “The Malta Boxing Commission is convinced that Demis Tonna and his company have a bright future ahead of them and we are looking forward to working with Prize Boxing Promotions again in the near future” James added.

“This is an exciting time for Tyrone and I am absolutely delighted for him. Tyrone is a superb fighter, he thrilled fans with his performances as a semi-professional and it is now time for him to step up the top ranks where is deserves to be” stated Demis Tonna.

Fight 10 – Heavyweight Prize Fighter Final 3×3.
Darren Borg was crowned the new Prize Fighting Champion as faced defending champion Mark Cutajar in the final.

Fight 11 – Light Welterweight Professional Contest 6×3.

“Super” Steve Martin again proves that he is one of; if not, the best fighter on the boxing circuit as he was matched with Slaibi who is Lebanese born, fighting out of Germany in a Light Welterweight Professional contest sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Commission. Slaibi started the fight fast and seem to surprise the local fighter from Hamrun in the 1st round.

The German was properly winning the first two rounds with his aggressiveness until Martin returned back to business in the 3rd round. Slaibi was knocked down twice in the 3rd round and the now well settled Martin came out for 4th and brought down Slaibi for the third time in the fight after a well-placed body shot, seeing the referee wave off the fight. With this impressive victory Steve Martin improved his Professional boxing record to 12 competitive fights. (7 Wins, 4 Loses and 1 Draw).

Prize Boxing Promotions on the behalf of its fighters would like to express their sincere appreciation for the support of the efforts shown by the Independent Boxing Association President Mr. Alan Morlock and especially Team Manager Darren Mairs as well as the Malta Boxing Commission and the World Boxing Union.

“All of this could not have been possible without the cooperation and all out support of our valued partners like the IBA & the MBC. We want to express our gratitude to all our sponsors for their continued support with special thanks to our main sponsors ‘Eat Me I’m Famous’ & ’77 Great Estates’ as well as Badass Burgers, Continental Cars and Stay Gold Ink Studio for their contributions to Prize Boxing Promotions” Stated Demis Tonna.

De Mori defeats Perkovic

By Brett Bonetti

Australian Heavyweight Mark “The Dominator ‘de Mori (25-1-2, 15 KOs) defeated Ivica Perkovic from Croatia via unanimous points decision over 12 rounds to claim the vacant WBF heavyweight title and also retain his WBU heavyweight title at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre in Queensland, Australia Saturday night. de Mori was the busier fighter right from the outset constantly using his fast jab against the tough Perkovic. Perkovic frustrated de Mori at times with his clinching which prevented the Australian from landing big shots in close. But it was de Mori who outboxed Perkovic and landed the cleaner punches throughout the fight. After 12 rounds all three judges scored the fight for de Mori. Scores were 118-110, 118 -110 and a surprising 115-113.

De Mori was very happy after this victory and was also happy to get 12 rounds of boxing in tonight.

“He was a very tough opponent that tested my stamina, he took me the distance and that’s exactly what I needed after so many early knockouts” de Mori said. “He had fought several top 10 fighters including one that beat David Tua in New Zealand tonight”

Perkovic praised de Mori and said he has a positive future.

“Mark is a warrior, has great stamina. Very impressed. He was always throwing punches even when tied up” Perkovic stated.

Tonight’s was de Mori’s fifth victory in a busy 2013. The Dominator plans to return to Split in Croatia to keep training and look towards his next fight.


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