Boxing News

Boxing back in Buffalo, NY

By Bob Caico

Professional boxing returns to Buffalo, NY on Thursday, May 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. In the min event, former WBO Youth flyweight titleholder Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez of Puerto Rico (13-1, 11 KOs) battles Mike Ruiz Jr (9-4-1, 3 KO’s) of Fresno, California, in an eight-round super flyweight fight. Gonzales, who had an extensive amateur record, and an impressive professional record, will return to the ring after a nine month lay-off. He experienced his first lost to two-time world champion Giovani Segura in Mexico last August and he feels fully recovered from the setback and is now back on track and focused on his goal to be Puerto Rico’s next world champion.

Other bouts:

Re-entering the ring for a highly anticipated cruiserweight rematch is Milos “Buffalo Bomber” Pantelic (8-0-1, 7 KO’s) vs Michael Bissett (5-5-0 4KO’S). Pantelic and Bissett fought February 27, 2014 in Niagara Falls and although Pantelic hit the canvas in Round 1, Pantelic was able to regain his footing and end the fight via TKO.

Female bantamweight boxer Michelle Cook (1-0-1) of the Mohawk Indian Nation near Massena, NY. is scheduled to box Alisah McPhee (2-0) of Langley, British Columbia, Canada in a 4 round bout. McPhee is ranked #1 in Canada and #15 in the bantamweight division.

Brandon Williams (3-0-1) and Lavisas Williams (3-0-1) both of Rochester and Emanuel “Pinky” Colon (5-0) of Buffalo round out the card.

Former world champion Israel Vazquez will be on hand as a special guest.

Tickets for “FIGHT Night at Buffalo Niagara ” can be purchased through “, Deleon Boxing Club 716-830-2334 or Rochester : Future Boxing – 585-978-0977 They are priced at $30, $40, $50 and $100. VIP tables are also available. For additional information contact Pretty Girl Productions at (585) 330-0273 or visit

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