On July 9, 2016, Kings Promotions (Marshall Kauffman & David Feldman) returned to Trenton, New Jersey for their second show at the Sun National Bank Center. This card also marked a second appearance for the promotional duo on the ESPN airwaves with the main event and co-feature being televised to a live national audience.
The undercard was of most interest to the Philadelphia fight fans with local prospects Ty Crawley and Christopher Brooker competing in separate bouts. Local vet Tyrone Brunson was also scheduled for action but his fight was canceled at the weigh-in. Sources say the opponent could not pass the pre-fight physical.
On Friday, May 6, 2016 – it was the Kings Promotions team of Marshall Kauffman and David Feldman putting on a 10 fight card at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. It was a well-attended night of fights, and with the exception of a delay that ran a little over one hour due to the ambulance being late, it was a good show.
In the main event, Super Middleweight Christopher “Ice Cold” Brooker, 9-1 (5), of Philadelphia scored a knockdown and won a hard-fought 8-round unanimous decision over Atlantic City’s Antowyan “Ice Man” Aikens, 10-2-1 (1).
For the first two rounds it went back and forth with Aikens boxing and Brooker coming forward receiving a cut in the second round by his left eye. Cut-man Moe Morales would keep it in tact the remainder of the bout. In the third round Brooker was finally getting through the defense of Aikens and dropped him with a right to the chin. In the fourth round Aikens continued to box Brooker not allowing him to get the big punch in again.
Philadelphia, PA (May 2, 2016)–THIS Friday night, May 6th, a terrific night of boxing returns the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia as King’s Promotions presents a ten-bout card.
In the main event, rising super middleweight Christopher Brooker (8-1, 5 KOs) takes on Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1. 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
This past Friday night in Atlantic City, the Brooker of Philadelphia and Aikens of Atlantic City met for an impromptu face off and they are both ready for this important battle.
In the six-round co-feature, former world welterweight champion, Kermit Cintron(35-5-2, 28 KO’s) of Reading, PA will be back in action when he takes on Eduardo Flores (23-20-3, 15 KO’s) of Quito, Ecuador in a jr. middleweight bout.
The state of New Jersey rights a wrong on Thursday evening when the official decision to last weeks Showtime Boxing opener between Christopher Brooker and John Magda was changed from a draw to a majority decision win for Brooker. Judge Lawrence Layton’s scorecard was wrong which led to the original bad ruling.
Brooker’s trainer Philadelphia Fats said “God be the Glory because it is he who changed it”. Congrats to “Ice Cold” and the Troublemakers from Fast Lane who snatch another fighters “0”. Look for them back in action this April.
The February 19, 2016 edition of ShoBox – The Next Generation got off to a great start in Atlantic City. Young Super Middleweights Christopher Brooker and John Magda gave fans across the world 8 very hard rounds of action. While the match was entertaining, everyone and their mother felt that Brooker was the rightful winner. He left the AC Boardwalk with a draw. Leave it to the judges to give the Philly fighter the shaft!
The decision was so bad that I turned off boxing to watch a couple of ancient MMA fighters rumble on Spike TV. The slop put out by Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock was worse than what was going on the AC boardwalk.
While I was on the couch this particular evening – Ken “Hot Water” Hissner was ringside at Boardwalk Hall. Scroll down to read his recap of a card he says was “marred by bad decisions”.
On February 19, 2016, Philadelphia based Super Middleweight Christopher “Ice Cold” Brooker (7-1, 5 ko’s) is back on the big screen, participating in the first fight of ShoBox: The New Generation’s quadruple header that features many talented-yet-unproven young fighters from across the country.
The assignment is an 8 rounder against Rutherford, New Jersey’s John Magda (11-0, 7 ko’s) – a three-time NJ Golden Gloves champion.
Both boxers are 24-years-old, both built good records in completely different fashions since joining the professional ranks.
Article by Ken Hissner Photography by Ray Bailey / www.poundforpound.com
On November 20, 2015, Marshall Kauffman’s King Promotions put on a dynamite show at the 2300 Arena for the locals with about 30 union members mostly at ringside.
In the main event, Super featherweight southpaw Frank Santos DeAlba, 17-1-2 (6), of Allentown, PA, won a 6 round decision over game Jesus Lule, 7-15-1 (1) of Ft. Myers, FL. He hasn’t lost since his debut loss.
Each round was like the one before it with Lule chasing and DeAlba countering with many hard punches to body and head. Lule kept coming with the heart of a lion. On occasion he got in a good punch but couldn’t overcome the odds of the favorite.