Prince Ranch Boxing's highly touted amateur standout and 5-Time National Champion, Ricky Medina (2-0, 2 KO), looks to continue his fast rise to the top of the featherweight division when he returns to the ring on Feb. 23, 2019 at the Floresville Event Center, in Floresville, TX.  The event titled "Small Town Big Showdown" is being presented by TMB & PRB Entertainment.  Medina will face an opponent TBD.

The 18-year old high school senior, Medina, has been training hard in preparation for his upcoming bout.  He's started his career with two consecutive knockouts and has plans to remain undefeated with a stellar performance on fight night.

"I've been working extremely hard in the gym and I'll be ready to go when I step in the ring on February 23rd," said Medina, who is managed by Greg Hannley, CEO of Prince Ranch Boxing. "I'm happy with the progress of my career and I'm thankful for the team around me.  I love fighting in Texas where all my family and friends can watch me fight.  As always, if I get my opponent hurt, I'm going for the knockout."

"Ricky Medina is a great kid with a ton of talent and charisma," Greg Hannley said. "When he fights, you can see he's on another level.  His success in the amateurs is transcending in the pros.  I'm looking forward to another great performance from him.  He's a very special talent to say the least."

"When we signed Medina, we knew we had something special," said Rick Morones, of TBM & PRB Entertainment who promotes the young San Antonio native. "He's a special fighter and we will continue to keep him busy."

"Everything about Medina spells world champion," stated Alex Draghici, of TMB & PRB Entertainment. "When he fights his talent is obvious.  His fighting style is fan friendly as well."

Macaulay McGowan has revealed that linking up with a new trainer helped to get him back on the straight and narrow as he prepares for his first fight in over 18 months.

McGowan (12-0-1) makes his return when he competes at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on March 15 – live on iFL TV.

It is his first fight since joining trainer Ben Lancaster at The Shed, and McGowan has made it clear just how vital that was to his comeback.

McGowan said: “I had a lot of growing up to do outside the ring. I’m with Ben Lancaster now and without him I wouldn’t be fighting.

“He has really helped me get back to where I needed to be. When I went to him in September, I was 15 stone, but thanks to him I’ve become part of the family.

“I was looking for a coach who I could be with for the rest of my career, and I think I’ve found it. I’m training with dedicated kids who are all hungry. My biggest flaw has been consistency. I have the ability and talent, but now it’s time to turn the screw and perform at my best.

“It’s been a long time coming this fight. I haven’t been in the ring for around 18 months so my friends and family can’t wait. We’ll shake the cobwebs off in March and then look at big fights later in the year.”

The main event of the show in Manchester sees David Oliver Joyce face Stephen Tiffney for the vacant WBO European featherweight title.

There are several local stars also on the bill in March, including Ben Sheedy and Craig Bunn.

LUCIEN REID says it will be a knockout 2019 with Indi Sangha the first to feel the force.

The super-bantamweight faces the toughest test of his career so far when he meets southpaw Sangha (9-1) at London’s Royal Albert Hall at Friday March 8.

Reid (8-0)  believes he is British title bound this year and is predicting an early night against his Birmingham rival despite having to go the distance in each of his last three fights,

London’s 2013 ABA Elite champion said: “Sangha is a tricky fighter, but he hasn’t been in with anyone as tricky as me or with an amateur background like mine.

“I boxed all around the world so I know how to deal with people very easily. I will figure him out quickly and take him out very early.

“One million per-cent I am getting back to stopping someone. He has a good record and will actually come to fight.

“The last three opponents have all come to survive. I have hit them once, they have felt a bit of power and run away and it is the worst thing ever.

“I can always tell by their faces. I hit them once, they cover up and I know what is going to happen. I am not learning anything from them other than beating someone up for a few rounds.”

The British super-bantamweight title is currently vacant and Reid hopes that the British Boxing Board of Control might consider matching him against Jazza Dickens for the vacant title.

Reid, 25, added: “I wants belts this year. I thought the Sangha fight might have been for a title given our records, but I need to fight someone like this to show I’m at a good level.

“By the end of this year I want to be British champion. The title is vacant and I don’t see many that could bother me.

“There are some fighters who look to be going in another direction, but there are plenty others where I would get the chance to fight for the British title outright.

“It is a winnable title and I reckon they will try and nominate Jazza Dickens for the vacant belt.

“I know he is a tough man, but when he comes up against a skilful boxer it is different. He can have a fight, but try having a fight with someone like me who can box.

“I know how well I can fight and with the team around me I don’t need to worry about people.

“I am sparring with Michael Conlan and Ryan Burnett. Charlie Edwards and Jordan Gill also come down. That is crazy sparring.

“Michael and Ryan are massive talents and I know that if I can hold my own against those two I can hold my own against anyone especially at British level.”

Sangha, 23, won his first nine fights, but suffered a setback in June when he lost against experienced English champion and former Commonwealth title challenger Michael Ramabeletsa.

Elsewhere on the show at the Royal Albert Hall, Nicola Adams OBE will look to make history and be the first female crowned World Champion at the venue as she challenges for the WBO World Flyweight Title on International Women’s Day. Daniel Dubois follows in the footsteps of British heavyweight greats to fight at the Hall and takes on Razvan Cojanu in his tenth fight. Liam Williams puts his newly won British Middleweight Title on the line against Brentwood bruiser Joe Mullender. GB Flyweight Harvey Horn and Cruiserweight talent James Branch also return.

Jack Ewbank is hoping to overcome some demons when he returns to York Hall next week for his second professional fight.

Ewbank (1-0) takes on Dylan Draper at the iconic boxing venue on February 22, returning to the location where he lost in a National Final as an amateur. With that in mind, he’s hoping to right the wrongs from that occasion.

Ewbank said: “Last time I fought there I lost in a National Final, so it’s payback time. It’s been a dream of mine to go back there and undo what happened, so I’m ready to go and get the win.

“I’m buzzing to get out there and do the business. I’ve had a bit of a lay off since my last fight in September, and training has been going really well.

“I’ve had some good sparring which has brought be on loads. The build up has felt a lot more natural than my debut, as we’re into a routine now. We know what we’re doing and know how to peak right.

“I felt comfortable in my debut and stuck to my boxing and kept well on top of things. Everyone was over the moon who came and watched, and hopefully I’ll bring a big crowd again.”

The event at York Hall is live on iFL TV, and features a WBO European welterweight title fight between Paddy Gallagher and Freddy Kiwitt in the main event.

There are also a number of talented stars competing on the undercard, including Dan Azeez, Danny Dignum, Siar Ozgul, Liam Wells and Huzaifah Iqbal.

SAM MAXWELL WILL seek to win his first professional title in Leicester on February 23 when he fights Kelvin Dotel for the WBO European super lightweight title.

The 10-0 (8 KOs) former Team GB member from Liverpool has been promising a big 2019 and he launches his campaign at the Morningside Arena on a bill also featuring Anthony Yarde taking on Travis Reeves with the WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight title at stake, as well as British super featherweight champion Sam Bowen returning after an impressive stoppage win last time out at the arena.

The Spaniard Dotel holds a record of 14-4 (7 KOs), having won the Spanish welterweight title in 2015 and the IBF International title in 2018. In his last fight in December he defeated the then 18-0 Mishiko Beselia via a sixth round stoppage.

For Maxwell, 30, winning the WBO belt is first and foremost in his ambitions for the year ahead.

"Yeah definitely, it is a massive title and a massive opportunity for me that I am looking forward to," reacted Maxwell, who now trains in Glasgow under trainer Danny Vaughan.

"I think it is perfect timing for me because I am peaking and I aimed for this to be my year.

"It is when I wanted a shot and it has been delivered to me.

"From Dotel's record he has boxed at a higher level than me and in his last fight he beat an undefeated opponent. I have watched a few videos of him and he is a good all-round boxer who looks like he has got a bit of power as well. So it should be a good fight," he added, knowing full well that recent history has provided evidence of the dangers of overlooking Spanish fighters operating at European level.

"Definitely, I always look at it as if they come from Spain or France they are usually very respectable opponents and I will have to be at my best - and I'm going to be."

Maxwell has linked himself to a potential showdown with Ohara Davies and the Hackney man responded on 'The Boxing Podcast' by reasoning that he needs to prove himself a contender before he would entertain stepping in the ring.

Maxwell has no argument with this train of thought and intends on making a start by collecting his first belt, live on BT Sport.

"Those comments make sense because I am just a 10-0 opponent at the moment and not really on his radar. If I perform as well as I know I can and win this title, I'll start pricking some ears up and people will start taking an interest in me.

"Then big fights like this can happen."