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Florida Boxing mainstays All Star Boxing returns to Telemundo this spring, as they once more bring world-class championship to Latin America’s largest television network.

The series will begin on March 5 in Kissimmee, Florida, with many Florida based talents set to feature on the multi-decade running series. All Star, who have co-promoted with legendary promoters such as Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing on countless occasions throughout their long term relationship with the Hall of Fame promoter, will venture outside of central Florida, as they take the show on the road, with link ups in areas such as Plant City on March 12th and Tampa on March 19th.

A result of the expansion has seen leading partners Tuto Zabala and Ruben de Jesus along with their team link up with emerging Florida-based manager Ryan Rickey and the ODDSOX team as they strive to bring the best talent to Telemundo viewers and those in attendance in Florida.

Rickey, a native of New York and former amateur standout gave his take on the link-up with All Star and Telemundo.

He said, “I feel that this is a natural progression to work with the most established promoter that Florida has in All Star Boxing and I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to with Tuto Zabala and Ruben de Jesus. These two have been mainstays in Latin American boxing for decades so to be able to work alongside such greats of the industry is an honor.

“ODDSOX Promotions have been working hard to develop our brand and put on competitive fight cards in Florida. We have worked in conjunction with multiple promoters over the years and now we feel it’s time to take things to the next level and look for multinational exposure for our fighters. We have some excellent fighters such as heavyweight standout Brandon Moore, Brian Cannady Jr, Noemi Bosques, Ricardo Graham, Marcus Willis Jr, and Julio Macho Solis, just to name a few. These fighters are all game fighters and television ready fighters. They want to be in real fights and that is what fight fans want to see, so it works out well.”

Florida boxing has really emerged as a leader in not just US, but world boxing during the pandemic, with the Florida State Athletic Commission doing its utmost to provide a healthy working environment for boxing to continue despite the current global situation. Rickey added as he heaped praise on the Florida Commission.

Rickey said, “It has been a pleasure to deal with the Florida Commission as they have been so professional and helpful in creating such fantastic conditions for boxing to continue in. Without the help of the commission, boxing would not be able to continue let alone grow which it has done in this unfortunate period in the world.

“You have seen some of the world’s biggest promoters such as Matchroom Sport come to Florida to promote events. I believe this is because of the quality of events and how they are run and it is reflecting in the work All Star Boxing and ODDSOX Promotions will be doing in 2021. The future is definitely bright in the sunshine state and I am thoroughly excited for the Spring Series to commence.”


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