This Friday night at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst Texas, Undefeated Olympian Luis “The Latin Legend” Yanez (6-0-1) will face his toughest test against former NABF Bantamweight Champion Timur Shailezov (16-6-1) for the vacant WBC (USNBC) Super Flyweight Title. Continue reading
Photo: Stacey Verbeek, By Joseph Herron – Many people claim that one man’s disposables are another man’s treasure. One hard working promotional group based in Texas believes they’ve just struck gold with a fighter that most promoters and management groups have deemed unruly.
Earlier this week, Zeferino Entertainment reported the singing of former 2008 American Olympian Luis “Latin Legend” Yanez to a long term, exclusive promotional contract.
Guy Taylor, matchmaker and operations manager of Z Entertainment, is genuinely excited about their diamond in the rough.
“We’re thrilled to be working with a special talent like Luis Yanez,” explains the veteran matchmaker. “This kid has the makings of a long reigning world champion and the potential to bring excitement back to the Flyweight division.”
The 23 year old southpaw has an extensive amateur pedigree that not only boasts a spot on the 2008 US Olympic squad, but a stellar record of 302-16, with 87 knock-out victories as well. And not only was Yanez a captain on the US Olympic squad in Beijing, he became the only American amateur to win a Gold Medal in the Pan American Games at 106 pounds in 2007. Continue reading