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Jhonatan Romero to defend IBF title against Kiko Martinez on August 17

NEW JERSEY (July 11, 2013) – Gary Shaw Productions in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions are proud to announce Jhonatan Romero (23-0, 12 KOs) vs. Kiko Martinez (28-4, 20 KOs) for the IBF junior featherweight title as the co-feature attraction to Daniel Geale (29-1, 15KOs) vs. Darren Barker (25-1, 16KOs) live on HBO Boxing After Dark®. Continue reading

10 ROUNDS WITH ALEJANDRO PEREZ

By Chris Strait

Fresh off his upset win over hot prospect Art Hovannessyan, Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez headlines Saturday’s Unimas televised Solo Boxeo Tecate card, presented by Top Rank, Art of Boxing, and Bash Boxing. Before stepping into the ring for 10 Rounds of action, Perez sat down with Hollywood Fight News to discuss his upcoming match in 10 quick rounds of Q and A.

Round 1:

HFN: How did you start boxing, and how old were you?

Perez: I was 9 years old. My father was a boxer in Mexico, but didn’t ever have a good trainer or manager, so he didn’t stay with it. My brother was a pro fighter, too, but retired after 9 pro fights.

Round 2:

HFN: Where are you from?

Perez: I was born in Michocan, Mexico, but when I was 7, we moved to Watsonville, CA, and then to Salinas two years later.

Round 3:

HFN: What was your amateur record?

Perez: I was 33-10 I think. I won the Silver Gloves locally, and had the opportunity to go to the Junior Olympics in Michigan

Round 4:

HFN: Who was the best fighter you have fought as a pro?

Perez: Probably Magdaleno. He’s a slick boxer. I dropped him in the first round, but I let him recuperate. It’s true what they say, though… you learn so much more from your losses than your wins.

Round 5:

HFN: You recently made the move to train down here in L.A. at Wild Card. Who is your trainer now?

Perez: It’s still Hector Valladarez… He’s been my trainer all my life. He made the move down with me.

Round 6:

HFN: Are you more comfortable now at Junior Lightweight? Most of your fights were at Junior Featherweight?

Perez: Yes, I couldn’t make 122 lbs anymore, and I only had one fight at 126lbs, when I fought Derrick Wilson. We moved up to 130 to take the fight with Art. I knew him. We had sparred like 80 rounds together, but I am much more comfortable at this weight.

Round 7:

HFN: Could you still make 126lbs?

Perez: I could if I needed to, but we’re staying at 130 for now.

Round 8:

HFN: You mentioned sparring… who has been helping you lately.

Perez: David Clark has been giving me great sparring for this fight, and his power has definitely increased.

Round 9:

HFN: How would you describe your style to those who haven’t seen you?

Perez: I’m known as a fighter who likes to go Toe to Toe. I am able to box as well, but I like to give the fans what they love to see.

Round 10:

HFN: If all goes well, what do you want next?

Perez: I’m a fighter… I want to beat whoever they put in front of me.

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Super Featherweight Main Event:
Alejandro Perez vs. Edgar Riovalle

Also Featuring U.S. Debut of
Takahiro Ao

Also Appearing:
– Zachary Wohlman
– Vyacheslav Shabransky
– Saul Rodriguez
– Erik Ruiz
– Trevor McCumby
– Levan Ghvamichava
– Petey Duran
– Yunier Dorticos

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Door open 5:30pm
First bell is scheduled for 6 pm PST.
The televised bouts will begin 8 pm.

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3883 West Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303

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Malik Scott ready to face Chisora on July 20th in London, UK

SHERMAN OAKS, CA (July 10, 2013) – As the hit song by English music superstar Sir Elton John goes, “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.” Now forty years after that title rocked the Billboard charts, Malik “King” Scott is bent on living up to that declaration when he takes on former British and Commonwealth champion and former world title challenger Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora on Saturday night, July 20th at London’s Wembley Arena. Continue reading

Confident Gamalier Rodriguez Makes East Coast Debut Aug. 10 in Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem, PA—When Gamalier Rodriguez defends his NABO featherweight championship against Jorge Pazos in the scheduled 10-round main event Saturday evening, Aug. 10, in the Events Center of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, it will mark his fourth fight in the United States, his first here in four years and his first-ever on the East Coast.. Continue reading

TANZANIA: “THE HEVENS OF PEACE AND CRADLE” FOR THE IBF/AFRICA ACTIVITIES

INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION AFRICA (IBF/AFRICA) – THURSDAY 11 JULY, 2013, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Long cherished by adventure travelers for its fabled Serengeti plains, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, the United Republic of Tanzania known as the cradle of mankind for being home to the 3 million years fossil found at the Oldvai Gorge, has proven to be the cradle for the IBF/AFRICA activities in Africa since 1999. Continue reading

COMMEY WANTS TO KO TRUSCOTT FOR VICTIM 16 AND MAKE DERRY MATHEWS NO 17

Knock out artist Richard “Azonto” Commey (15 fights 15 wins 15 ko’s) has the biggest test of his career this Saturday when taking on former Commonwealth Featherweight Champion Paul Truscott in a final eliminator for the Lightweight version. The prize is a crack at the Derry Mathews-Tommy Coyle winner (a fight that takes place on the same night) for the title. Continue reading

SPECIAL PRE-SALE OFFER FOR SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING AT STUB HUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF. ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

On the verge of becoming boxing’s next superstar, Three-Time, Three-Division World Champion and current WBC Featherweight World Champion Abner Mares, of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. by way of Guadalajara, Mexico, has remarkably won three divisional world titles in less than two years. On Saturday, August 24, he will return home to Southern California to defend his title against a man hungry to take that belt back, Mexico City’s former Two-Division World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, at StubHub Center (formerly The Home Depot Center) in Carson in a fight which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Continue reading

200 SEATS ADDED TO THIS SATURDAY’S HOLLYWOOD FIGHT NIGHT

Inglewood, California – Due to a high volume of early ticket sales, 200 seats have been added to this Saturday’s Hollywood Fight Night Professional Boxing Show at Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood.

While the entire country watches the Solo Boxeo Tecate fights on UniMas, local fight fans in Los Angeles will be treated to 10 exciting live bouts headlined by a 10 Round Super Featherweight bout between world-ranked Alejandro “El Alacran” Perez (17-3-1, 11KOs) and Edgar Riovalle (35-14-2, 25 KOs). Continue reading