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Kemahl Russell Rises Up to Face Sergiy Derevyanchenko in PBC Main Event

Photo: Russell with trainer and former world title challenger Steven Frank.

Uprising Promotions Middleweight Meets Derevyanchenko on March 14 in Tunica, Mississippi

Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 2, 2017) – Uprising Promotions middleweight Kemahl “Hitman” Russell (10-0, 8 KOs) will rise up to the challenge of fellow undefeated combatant Sergiy Derevyanchenko (9-0, 7 KOs) on March 14 at the Fitz Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Miss. The bout will serve as the main event of a three-fight installment of Premier Boxing Champions Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 and Boxeo de Campeones on FOX Deportes.

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Uprising Promotions Honored as RING 8 Rising Promoter of the Year

Howard Beach, N.Y. (Dec. 12, 2016) – Uprising Promotions was honored by RING 8 on Sunday at its annual awards dinner, being named the 2016 RING 8 Rising Promoter of the Year. Uprising Promotions President Ronson Frank and Vice President Rory Frank were on hand for the ceremony, which took place at Russo’s On the Bay in Howard Beach, N.Y.

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Samuel Clarkson Finishes Year with One-Round Destruction of Larry Pryor

Uprising Promotions Light Heavyweight Wins Ninth Consecutive Bout

DALLAS (Dec. 9, 2016) – Uprising Promotions light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs) finished off 2016 with a bang on Friday night at the aptly titled Bomb Factory in Dallas, relentlessly pounding on veteran Larry Pryor until earning a TKO stoppage at the 2:59 mark of the opening round. The victory is the second for Clarkson over the past six weeks and extends his current winning streak to nine consecutive contests.

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Samuel Clarkson Faces Larry Pryor on Friday Night in Final Fight of 2016

Uprising Promotions Light Heavyweight Finishes Year in Front of Hometown Fans in Dallas

DALLAS (Dec. 9, 2017) – Uprising Promotions light heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (18-3, 11 KOs) returns to the ring for the final time of 2016 on Friday night, facing 24-bout veteran Larry Pryor in the feature attraction of a card at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. The fight comes just six weeks after his last outing when he defeated the ever-durable Rayco Saunders by unanimous decision in Macon, Georgia.

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Samuel Clarkson, Kemahl Russell Record Wins Over the Weekend in Georgia

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Oct. 24, 2016) – A pair of Uprising Promotions fighters recorded wins on Sunday in Macon, Ga., with Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (18-3, 11 KOs) and Kemahl “Hitman” Russell (10-0, 8 KOs) putting on impressive performances. Clarkson, who is co-promoted by Uprising Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions, defeated gritty 53-bout veteran Rayco Saunders via unanimous decision, while Russell registered two knockdowns en route to a second round stoppage of late replacement Henry Mercer.

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Kemahl Russell Set for Oct. 23rd Return to the Ring

Uprising Promotions Middleweight Faces Martez Jackson in Macon, Ga.

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2016) – Undefeated Uprising Promotions middleweight Kemahl Russell (9-0, 7 KOs) is set for an Oct. 23rd ring return, facing Martez Jackson (3-1-2, 2 KOs) at the Shrine Temple in Macon, Ga.

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