by Michael Rivest

It was all business at Albany’s Steuben Athletic Club last night. Eighteen fighters needed to show the NYS Athletic Commission that they were good to go. There were physicals, paperwork, some waiting, then to the scales to make sure they were at the contracted weight.




manny_and_girlsBuy tickets to see your favorite Capital Region fighters and more Saturday, March 10, at theEmpire State PLaza Convention Center (under the Egg). Doors open at 5. First boutat 6pm. Plus, don't miss your photo opp with ARES' ring girls for a Kiss for a Cure!

Middleweights  Jose Medina( Boston, MA) v. Michael Rayner (Lumberton, NC)
Light heavyweights Shawn Miller (Troy, NY) v. James Denson (Akron, Ohio)
Lightweights Brian Miller (Schenectady, NY) v. Christopher Finley (Detroit, MI)
Middleweights Markus Williams (Schenectady, NY) v. Stephen Scott (Albany, NY)
Super featherweights Chazz McDowell (Yonkers, NY) v. Jamell Tyson (Rochester, NY)
Lightweights Zachary Smith (Delmar, NY) v. Ramon Santos (New York, NY)
Light welterweights Treysean Wiggins (Newburgh, NY) v. Duane Hall (Rochester, NY)
Welterweights Javier Baez (New York, NY) v. Anthony Birmingham (Brooklyn, NY) 

*bouts subject to change.


By Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing returns to New York state’s capital region this Saturday night, March 10 as Ares Promotions presents “Fight Night 8” at the Empire Plaza Convention Center, under “The Egg.” The venue has become the home of Albany boxing in recent years and was the location of Mike Tyson’s professional debut in Mach of 1985. Headlining the 8 bout card will be Jose “Stinger” Medina taking on journeyman Michael Rayner in a middleweight eight rounder. In a case of “If you can’t beat ‘em, Join ‘em,” Ares Promotions signed the “Stinger” after having been stung by Medina when he was brought in against Ares’ own Markus Williams, then 7-1, and Chris Fitzpatrick, then 14-0, and he beat them both.



I had many questions for him back then, like: You’re such a nice guy, have you lost your mind? Lots of boxing promoters are good folks, of course, but aren’t you walking into the sport’s dark side, a place where people smile and extend a right hand while the left one is lifting your wallet, and your lunch?



ARES' Adam Neary and Javy Martinez on Fly Morning Rush @ 7am

Tune into Fly 92.3, as Adam Neary and professional boxer Javy Martinez talk with Brian Cody about the upcoming Fight Night at the Plaza this Saturday. Plus, Javy will share about his nomination for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year, and how you can help when you come to Fight Night.

Shawn Miller on Fox Sports Radio 980AM @ 10:15am

Troy's very own boxing star, Shawn Miller, will join Roger Wyland on Fox Sports 980. Find out how Shawn has been gearing up for the big night!


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