Promoter Roy Englebrecht today announced that Whitfield Haydon will assume the position of Director of Fighter Relations & Matchmaker for Roy Englebrecht Promotions, replacing current REP matchmaker Arnold Berber. Berber will return to school as he looks to enter the medical research field. Haydon will get busy quickly over the next two months, as Roy Englebrecht Promotions has a September 15th Televisa show at the Las Vegas Hilton featuring two IBO World Title bouts, an October 16th show at the Silverton Casino & Lodge in Las Vegas, and the October 28th Battle In The Ballroom show.
Hennessy Sports Canada has signed amateur sensation Tyler Asselstine to a long term exclusive promotional agreement. Asselstine was a member of Canadian National Team in 2009 and this month he won the 2010 Ringside World Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. Along with being promoted by Hennessy Sports Canada, Asselstine is trained and managed by Eric Belanger in Ottawa, Ontario. Campaigning in the featherweight division, Asselstine will have his professional debut announced shortly.
Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, 50, a mainstay at all of Golden Boy Promotions’ major West Coast boxing events has passed away following injuries sustained in a car accident in Ventura County, California. Dr. Ryan volunteered his time as an on-site plastic surgeon for fighters when they got cut or suffered a facial injury during their fights. He was a close friend of Oscar de la Hoya.