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News: Ronald Ellis, Brandon Robinson, GH3 Promotions, More

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Undefeated super middleweight contender Ronald Ellis returns to action for the 1st time since his controversial draw with Junior Younan when he takes on upset specialist Taneal Goyco this Friday night at The Fillmore in Philadelphia.

Ellis of Lynn, Massachusetts and now is training out of Los Angeles, has been working hard since the February 2nd fight with Younan. In that bout Ellis forced the action, and most ringside observers thought that Ellis should have squeaked out the decision.

Friday night, Ellis will look to notch his 15th victory against two draws.

"Everything is good. I got right back in the gym after the last fight. When I watched the fight again, I could have done a little bit bit more, but he ran all night. Hopefully Goyco will stand and fight on Friday night," said Ellis.

Ellis believes by the end of the year, that he will be right in the mix of the hot super middleweight division.

"I still have a lot to prove, But I am a contender that is continuously climbing the rankings. I just need that opponent who will bring the best out of me. My plan is to get another fight on television after this one. I know Goyco is no pushover I have been training for and treat him like all of my other opponents."

The 28 year-old is looking forward to performing in front of the knowledgeable fight fans in Philadelphia.

"Philadelphia fans always knows when there is a good fight. There have been a lot of good fighters from Philadelphia, and they are real fight fans there. I am really excited to perform in front of them."

"Ronald is close to a big fight. I am looking to step him back up in the early part of the Summer. I feel by the end of the year, he will be in a major fight in the super middleweight division. I expect him to look great on Friday night, and we are excited to watch him perform on Friday night," said GH3 Promotions CEO, Vito Mielnicki.

Rising super middleweight Brandon Robinson is gearing up for his maiden headlining appearance when he takes on veteran Oscar Riojas in a eight-round bout on Friday, April 6th at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The 9 bout show is promoted by King's Promotions.

Robinson (9-1, 7 KOs) has been on a roll as he he has won his last nine bouts in a row, and is getting better with each performance.

The 29 year-old has paid his dues, and has worked his way up the card.

"It feels great to headline. It is a very humbling experience, especially after losing my pro debut, and then being on the bottom of the card. It drives me," said Robinson.

"My camp has been great. I am feeling really strong. I have been doing a lot of strength and conditioning as well as a a lot of good boxing. I am feeling very comfortable as I go into this fight."

In Riojas, he is facing a 25-fight veteran, who has faced six-undefeated opponents.

"Riojas has faced world class opposition. He is a strong, hard nosed fighter who is determined. I am looking for a fight that will cause a lot of fireworks on April 6."

Robinson feels he is just now coming into his own, and his best boxing is yet to come.

"I am coming together well. I don't have a lot of amateur experience (Robinson had just 4 amateur fights), I am not burnt out. Sometimes these guys get burned out after a long amateur career. I am just seeing the beginning of what I can do, and the best is yet to come. I want to continue to stay active, and if I don't get bruised up in a fight, I want to get back right in the gym and dight as soon as possible."

"It's always Gorilla season. I am looking to put on a great show as the main event on April 6th. A show-stopping performance, and make a big statement."

In the eight-round co-feature, former world title challenger Jose Gonzalez (24-2, 19 KOs) of Toa Baja, PR will take on an opponent to be named in a super lightweight bout.

It will be an eight-round battle of undefeated super bantamweights when Marcus Bates (8-0-1, 7 KOs) of Washington, DC will fight Raeese Aleem (10-0, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas, NV.

Also in a six-round bout, Steven Ortiz (8-0, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia will see action against an opponent to be named in a lightweight battle.

Colby Madison (6-0-1, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia fights Guillermo Del Rio (2-2, 2 KOs) of South Houston, TX in a six-round heavyweight battle.

Joshaphat Ortiz (2-0, 1 KO) of Reading, PA fights Evgueny Metchenov (0-1) of Forestville, MD in a junior light bout scheduled for four rounds.

Poindexter Knight (2-0, 2 KOs) fights Vincent Floyd (3-4-1, 2 KOs) in a battle of Philadelphia based welterweights.

Rasheed Johnson (3-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Denis Okoth (1-0-1, 1 KO) of Siaya, KE in a welterweight bout.

Kendall Cannida (1-0) of Philadelphia boxes pro debuting Carlos Villenueva of Philadelphia in a light heavyweight tussle.

Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50

Starting this Friday, GH3 Promotions will be active as eight of the Promotional outfit's fighters will be in action over the next six weeks.

Friday night at the Fillmore in Philadelphia, undefeated super middleweight Ronald Ellis (14-0-2, 10 KOs) will take on upset specialist Taneal Goyco (9-10-1, 4 KOs) in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

On the same card, undefeated super welterweight Joey Alday, Jr (6-0, 6 KOs) will battle Michael Crain (1-1) in a four round bout.

On April 12th in Chicago, Kenneth Sims, Jr. (12-1, 4 KOs) will be making his 1st start since his lone defeat when he returns to action in a six-round junior welterweight bout.

On April 21st in Paramus, New Jersey, heavyweight Ronnie Hines will make his professional debut while lightweight Joel Flores, Jr. (0-0-1) will see action in four-round bouts

May 4th will see Alday come back to Philadelphia, and appearing on the same card will be undefeated super bantamweight Malik Jackson (2-0, 2 KOs)

Finally on May 11th, super bantamweight contender Adam Lopez (16-2-2, 8 KOs) will fight in an eight-round bout while undefeated lightweight Thomas Mattice (11-0, 9 KOs) will see action in a six-round bout.

"We are gearing to continue to move our fighters this Spring. We are planning several big shows in the Summer where our more advanced fighters will continue to step up the competition. That all begins this Friday in Philadelphia with Ronald Ellis, who is coming off the draw with Junior Younan in a bout we thought he deserved to get the decision. I am excited to see Joey Alday make his first start under our promotional banner, and what better place to unveil a knockout artist then in front of the knowledgeable boxing fans in Philadelphia," said GH3 Promotions CEO, Vito Mielnicki.

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