Shapiro Sports Fighter’s Shine On The Big Stage
One of boxing’s newest promotional outfits, Shapiro Sports
had a breakout month as a handful of it’s world-class
boxer’s put on dynamic performances.
On December 11th, Marlon Tapales (35-3, 18 KOs) won the IBF
Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator at the Dignity Health
Sports Park in Carson, California.
Tapales scored an explosive 2nd round stoppage of tough
Japanese title challenger Hiroaki Teshigawara (22-2). With
the win, Tapales of the Philippines is now in position to
become the mandatory challenger for IBF/WBA world champion
On Christmas day, highly touted Cuban prospect Yoelvis “La
Joya” Gomez (5-0 5 KO’s) made an emphatic American debut
with an emphatic 1st round stoppage over former Top Rank
Bubble darling, Clay Collard. The bout was seen on a
telecast that was viewed by 2.3 million viewers on FOX.
Gomez, the son of former Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist Jose
Gomez, destroyed Clay Collard (9-5-3) in 1 round. Collard is
known to many boxing fans for upsetting three previous
undefeated prospects. Collard had never been stopped before
at 154 lbs, and was expected to give the undefeated Gomez a
tough test, the impressive Gomez landed thudding power shots
that hurt Collard repeatedly and forced the fight to be
stopped in the opening frame.
This past Saturday night in Hollywood, Florida, Shapiro
Sports undefeated heavyweight prospects faced off as
Cuban’s, Lenier Pero & Geovany Bruzon, matched up in an
entertaining slugfest that saw Pero pound out a very
competitive eight-round unanimous decision against his
The fight was televised live on the FOX Prelims to the Luis
Ortiz - Charles Martin Pay-Per-View Card.
“This is by far the best group of fighters that I have
worked with in my eight years in boxing. All of these
fighters had statement performances that will position
themselves to capitalize on great opportunities in 2022 and
the future. Marlon Tapales came off of a two-year layoff to
make a world class Japanese fighter look very ordinary, and
position himself for the world title in early 2022. Yoelvis
Gomez stole the Christmas Day show like the Grinch, and he
became a name to watch for many boxing fans. Llastly, Lenier
Pero and Geovany Bruzon both showed that they will be major
players in the heavyweight division for years to come. 2022
will be a great year for all of my fighters,” said Shane
Shapiro, CEO of Shapiro Sports.
Shapiro Sports co-promotes Gomez, Pero and Bruzon with
Warriors Boxing and Boxing Major League.
Tapales is co-promoted with Viva Promotions and MP
In addition to Tapales, Gomez, Pero and Bruzon, Shapiro
Sports promotes or co-promotes: featherweight Jhack Tepora
(23-1, 17 KOs), super lightweight Abram Martinez (9-0-1, 7
KOs), middleweight Landry Kore (11-1-1, 6 KOs), lightweight
Fradimil Macayo (15-1, 13 KOs), super lightweight Joniker
Tovar (20-0-1, 15 KOs), and bantamweight Dervin Rodriguez
(8-0-1, 8 KOs).