Iron Mike Productions
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Iron Mike Productions (formerly Acquinity Sports) is a boxing promotion company, based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States. Acquinity Sports was founded in 2012 by Garry Jonas, CEO of Acquinity Interactive. Jonas partnered with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 2013, and changed the name of the company to Iron Mike Productions. They represent a diverse roster of boxers, including two-time world champion Joan Guzman.
Garry Jonas, CEO
Azim Spicer, COO
Mike Tyson, President
|Argenis Mendez||Super Featherweight||Dominican Republic||IBF Super-Featherweight Championship of the World|
|Claudio Marrero||Featherweight||Dominican Republic||Current WBA-NABA & FEDELATIN Champion, #2 WBA, #8 IBF|
|Juan Carlos Payano||Bantamweight||Dominican Republic||Current WBA FEDELATIN Champion, WBA #6|
|Isiah Thomas||Light Heavyweight||USA||Current WBA-NABA Light Heavyweight Champion, #10 WBA|
|Domonique Dolton||Light Middleweight||USA||Current WBA-NABA Champion, #12 WBA|
|Yudel Jhonson||Light Middleweight||Cuba||2004 Olympic Silver Medalist|
|Felix Diaz||Welterweight||Dominican Republic||2008 Olympic Gold Medalist|
|Alexei Collado||Super Bantamweight||Cuba||Undefeated|
|Lenin Castillo||Light Heavyweight||Dominican Republic||2008 Olympian|
|Moises Flores||Super Bantamweight||Mexico||Undefeated|
|Ed Paredes||Welterweight||USA||Current WBC Latino & WBA-NABA Champion, #3 WBA, #3 WBC, #14 IBF, #11 WBO|
|Humberto Savigne||Light Heavyweight||Cuba||Current WBC #7|
|Albert Bell||Super Featherweight||USA||Pro Debut|
|Joan Guzman||Light Welterweight||Dominican Republic||2X World Champion, Current #5 WBA|
|Erickson Lubin||Welterweight||USA||Pro Debut|
|Dennis Galarza||Super Featherweight||USA||Pro Debut|
Two-time world champion Guzman, nicknamed "Baby Tyson" signed on with Acquinity in January 2012. At the time he had been struggling with weight issues, but Jonas expressed confidence in Guzman's ability and dedication, noting that Guzman had increased his practice, improved his diet and "grown up. In his first fight for Acquinity, which aired on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights, Guzman faced Jesus Pabon and scored a KO, his first in 10 fights. Recently he lost in a controversial split decision to Khabib Allakhverdiev for the WBA World Title 11-30-2012. Guzman broke his leg in the 8th round and was unable to continue.
Acquinity Sport's debut event was held on January 7, 2012 at Hollywood’s Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, and was featured as the season opener of Telefutura's Solo Boxeo series. Its second major event, branded "D-Day, Dominican Domination" aired on ESPN 2's Friday Night Fights on March 2, 2012, and featured headliner Joan "Baby Tyson" Guzman, who had recently signed on with Acquinity Sports. On November 30, 2012, Acquinity and bsavings.com presented a combination boxing-music event. Dubbed "Beatdown 2012," it featured a championship fight between Guzman and Khabib Allakhverdiev, followed by musical performances by Fabolous, Flo Rida, Waka Flocka, DMX, Travis Porter and Fat Joe.
In 2013 Acquinity CEO Garry Jonas and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson partnered and formed Iron Mike Productions. This marked the hall-of-famer's return to boxing since his last appearance in the ring in 2005. The new promotion company's debut will take place on August 23, 2013 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights.
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