Spivey Defeats Martinez

“Dangerous” Dorin Spivey won a hard fought unanimous decision over Leo Martinez in the August 28 “War At The Shore” main event. MORE

Adamek Outworks Grant

Tomas "Goral" Adamek (42-1, 27 KOs) won a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision victory over former world title challenger "Big" Michael Grant MORE

Grant to Face Adamek

On August 21, Tomasz Adamek will look to keep his successful boxing voyage to the heavyweight division going when he faces Michael Grant... MORE

Rahman KOs Miller

Former WBC heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (47-7-2, 38 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Shannon Miller (16-5, 9 KOs) on Saturday night... MORE

Conference Center Brings Boxing Back To Falls With Powerful Lineup 

Conference Center Niagara Falls has served the Cataract City well while operating in the shadows of the glitzy Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center. MORE

Grant vs. Adamek is Confirmed!

X-Cel's own former #1 Heavyweight contender "Big" Michael Grant will face multiple world champion Tomas Adamek on July 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. MORE

The Rock Returns!

The Rock Returns on June 19 in Niagara Falls, New York, as fomer two-time heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman will face Troy, New York's Shannon Miller. MORE

X-Cel Inks Don Orr!

X-Cel Worldwide is proud to announce the signing of Canadian Olympian "Donnie Boy" Orr. MORE

Byron Mitchell Q & A

Former two-time super middleweight champion Byron “Gator” Mitchell (28-5-1, 21 KOs) says he’s feeling “super” in final preparations for his showdown with Otis “Triple OG” Griffin.

84 Olympic Team Reunion Set!

One of the many exciting highlights of the Friday, May 7, "Hassle at the Castle" boxing benefit gala will be a partial reunion of the legendary 1984 Olympic Boxing Team. MORE

Hassle at the Castle!

Very special professional boxing benefit gala to be held May 7 at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York. MORE

Spivey Steals Show!

Unbeaten Buffalo super featherweight Guillermo Sanchez and veteran Dorin Spivey stole the show. MORE

Casal to Face Fernandez

Promoter Nick Garone and his X-Cel Worldwide have announced most of the opponents for their November 6 “Road to Redemption” event. MORE

Casal Heads Full Card

The main event features Nick Casal (19-4-1, 15 knockouts) against Christopher Fernandez (18-7-1, 11 KOs)

Byron Mitchell Q & A

Former two-time WBA super middleweight champion Byron Mitchell takes on former light heavyweight title challenger David Telesco Wednesday

Mitchell to Face Telesco

Byron “Gator” Mitchell has signed to face former #1 contender David Telesco on October 21 in New York.

Casal Signs with X-Cel

Niagara Falls boxer Nick Casal has signed a promotional agreement with Nick Garone of XCel Worldwide Promotions.

Major - Clark No Contest

The NABA lightweight title fight between Meacher Major and Michael Clark ended suddenly and controversially Friday night in Buffalo, NY. MORE

Major to Face Clark for NABA Belt

Promoter Nick Garone and X-Cel Worldwide have put together an enticing championship bout for their “Buffalo Beatdown” show on June 19. MORE

Mitchell Undeterred by Loss

Former two-time world champion Byron “Gator” Mitchell says his comeback won’t be derailed by one setback. MORE

Full Report: Mitchell-Walters
Former super middleweight champion Byron Mitchell scored an impressive win Friday night in Buffalo, NY on a card promoted by X-Cel Worldwide. MORE
X-Cel Worldwide Presents:
The Return of Buffalo Boxing!
Two-time former champion Byron "Slama from Bama" Mitchell takes on Zach "Jungle Boy" Walters for NABA-US Light Heavyweight title. MORE
Boxing Promoter Donating
to Crash Vctims
Boxing promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide has announced he will donate $1 from every ticket sold to the families of the 49 passengers killed in the crash of a Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo. MORE
Press Conference/Weigh-In Alert:
Promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide, Byron “Slama from Bama” Mitchell, Zach “Jungle Boy” Walters, “Italian Hit Man” Paul Marinaccio and other local fighters.
Marinaccio Loses Decision to Grant

There was no stunner, no triumphant home return punctuated with a championship-belt trophy.


Q&A Byron Mitchell

Former two-time super middleweight champion Byron “Gator” Mitchell (28-5-1, 21 KOs) says he’s feeling “super” in final preparations for his showdown with Otis “Triple OG” Griffin. Mitchell and Griffin will square off in the main event of X-Cel Worldwide in association with Bang Productions’ “Hassle at the Castle” boxing benefit gala at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York on May 7.

Coming off a TKO 2 over former champion David Telesco last October, the hard-punching Mitchell is hoping a victory over Griffin will bring him closer to his dream of another world title fight. The 36-year-old Alabama native has won three of four since coming out of semi-retirement and signing a promotional deal with promoter Nick Garone’s X-Cel Worldwide in late 2008. Mitchell’s only loss was a short-notice stoppage to current WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov.

Byron, what do you think of your upcoming opponent, Otis Griffin?

He comes to fight, but I don’t think he takes shots very well and I’m a pretty heavy hitter. He will get caught. He can’t afford to make any mistakes at all and coming into the fight, I have an advantage on him. When he found out about the fight, I had already been in camp five weeks with (top super middleweight contender) Andre Dirrell for his fight with Arthur Abraham.

So being around a young, quick fighter has benefitted you?

I have never been in the ring with anybody as quick as Andre Dirrell. He is super quick. I told him he is going to lead me to another world championship. Being in with a guy as young and quick as he is, very few light heavyweights are as agile as he is and as fast as he is. If I can cope with him, I pretty much can cope with anyone in the division.

If you are able to get past Otis Griffin, what do you think your next move will be?

I want to fight for a world title. Maybe I’ll get that chance before the year is out. I’d love a rematch with Shumenov, who I wasn’t in the gym for but sill went four rounds with — and that was coming straight from the airport to the gym to the fight. I told them I was overweight and they told me it was no big deal and then they made me lose the weight the day of the fight. But I couldn’t pass that fight up. You can’t make that kind of money here in the US. When they told me how much the purse was, I was like ‘Oh my God.’ That was a business decision more than a career choice.

Are you feeling well adjusted to your move up in weight class from super middleweight to light heavyweight?

Light heavyweight is not a step up in weight for me because I fought my whole amateur career at this weight. Light heavyweight is more my natural weight. In the ‘96 Olympics, Antonio Tarver had already won the light heavyweight berth on the Olympic team, so I dropped down to attempt to make it as a middleweight. When I decided to turn pro, I only went up to super middle because I was already a middleweight.

You’ve had inactivity due to promotional problems in the past. How has it been working with Nick Garone?


Nick has been wonderful throughout our time together. This guy has more resources than I imagined in the beginning. Working with him has been so much fun. He takes into consideration my family and the things I want to accomplish. To have someone in your corner that actually cares about you is a real pleasure.