Category Archives: American FO

AFO MMA Pro-Am Show Postponed

Promoter John “The Quietman” Ruiz, former two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, has announced the postponement of the new American Fighting Organization’s (AFO) inaugural Pro-Am mixed-martial-arts show that was scheduled on Saturday night, April 26 at Tyngsboro Sports Center in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.   AFO’s launching of “The Battle Series: AFO Redemption” amateur tournament, which will feature some of New England’s top fighters in various weight classes, was to highlighted the Apr. 26th show.   The postponement was due to a variety of reasons, primarily the late addition of a major sponsor willing to make a substantial financial investment in the show and tournament, as well as providing a custom made trophy to be awarded to the gym producing the most winners in the tournament.   “We didn’t want to rush and promote our first show just for the sake of doing it,” Ruiz explained.  “We just ran out of...

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Promoter John ‘The Quietman’ Ruiz’ Announces first new AFO show ‘The Battle Series: AFO Redemption’

Promoter John ‘The Quietman’ Ruiz’ Announces first new AFO show   ‘The Battle Series: AFO Redemption’ April 26 at Tyngsboro Sports Center in Mass. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– MEDFORD, Mass. (March 4, 2014) – Promoter John “The Quietman” Ruiz, former two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, announced today that the new American Fighting Championship (AFO) will promote a Pro-Am mixed-martial-arts show Saturday night, April 26 at Tyngsboro Sports Center in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.   The new AFO’s inaugural event under Ruiz’ ownership tentatively calls for professional fights, in addition to the launching of “The Battleground Series: Redemption” amateur tournament, which will feature some of New England’s top fighters in various weight classes.   All participating fighters in the tournament will receive commemorative items. Each weight-division winner will be awarded a world-class championship belt (see below), while a traveling trophy will be presented to the gym producing the most champions. “Not only do I want...

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