Get ready for “International War Games,” headlined by USA vs Russia and including participants from South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan, Israel, bringing in their elite military combatants for a unique pay-per-view event to be aired live from the OC Hangar Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
Presented by ISME PPV, created and produced by Tony Martinez, President of Integrated Sports Media & Entertainment PPV, and promoted by California Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Englebrecht, “International War Games” aims to support and celebrate military veterans in gratitude for their service, featuring a full card of exciting MMA bouts pitting fighters from the USA against Russia, as well as matchups between athletes from around the globe who have served their country in the military.
Created and produced by A. Martinez
Mike Hart, Pay Per View Ring Announcer
Mike Hart has been stirring up fight fans as the “Voice” of the Battle In The Ballroom for seven years. A sportscaster turned news anchor, Mike has been a mainstay at ABC23 in Bakersfield, California since 1991. He started out working club shows in 1994, when he joined forces with Roy Englebrecht Promotions in December of 1999. He took over for legendary ring announcer Danny Valdivia at the Irvine Marriott in January of 2002. Mike has worked for numerous promoters throughout the years including Golden Boy and Goossen Tutor, with appearances on ESPN, FOX Sports and Showtime.
Jay Hunter is the charismatic actor who stars as “Ian” on the OWN television drama series Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong. He is also known for his physical, “tough guy” roles in films like Max Payne and Animal II, as well as television series like Nikita and The Bridge.
The Buffalo, NY native’s big break in show business was while playing professionally for the Arena Football League. He was a natural for the role of “Beals” in the ESPN original series Playmakers.
Today, Jay is expanding his career by producing films and television shows focusing on historical figures in African-American culture.
In addition to acting, Jay is a former high school English and history teacher working for the Los Angeles Public School System. Although no longer teaching, community development is a significant cause to him, especially when it concerns the needs of children. He continues to actively explore philanthropic activities in education and athletics geared towards supporting underprivileged youth.
Carlos Palomino (born August 10, 1949) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. Palomino is a former World Welterweight Champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Palomino is also an actor who has been featured in several television shows and films.
In 1980, Miller Lite beer signed Palomino as a spokesman as part of a television commercial campaign that also included Walt Frazier and other noted athletes. As a consequence of the enjoyable experience and the media exposure that followed, he decided to launch a career as an actor. He participated in a number of movies and television series, before deciding to launch a boxing comeback at the age of 48, in 1997.
Palomino was elected as chairman of the California State Athletic Commission, where he performed for a few years. He is now involved in charity work, most notably Tony Baltazar's charity organization, and he travels around the United States to attend charity events and do autograph shows.
Kemp, in his first major international tournament, won a gold medal at 74 kg (163 pounds) at the world freestyle championships in August 1978. At the age of 21 years and 8 months, he had become the youngest American to capture a world or Olympic gold medal. He held that distinction for 30 years until Henry Cejudo won the Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He repeated as world champion in 1979 and 1982—becoming the first American to win three times—and added a bronze medal in 1981. He also won a gold medal at the 1979 and 1983 Pan American games. He was the U.S. freestyle champion for five straight years from 1979 through 1983. The U.S. boycott of the Moscow Olympics prevented him from winning the ultimate prize—an Olympic gold medal. Kemp retired in 1984 after finishing second at the U.S. Olympic trials. His record in all international competition was 53–8.
Kemp was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in 1990. Then at the Beijing Olympics, where he was one of the freestyle coaches for the U.S., he became just the fifth American to be inducted into the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame.