Roberto Acevedo (8-1-0, 5 KOs), the 27 year old sensation from Puerto Rico, who stunned the crowd at Resorts International Casino & Hotel with the first round knockout of Ilshat “The Sherriff” Khusnulgatin on January 24th, will make his Main Events debut on Friday, April 4th at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA against Lee Campbell (6-0-0, 3 KOs), 36, of Laurinburg, NC. In addition to making his Main Events debut, Acevedo will also make his Philadelphia debut. Continue reading
Totowa, NJ: Main Events has added a Super Middleweight to their already impressive roster with the signing of Puerto Rican sensation Roberto Acevedo (8-1-0, 5 KOs). Acevedo is coming off a huge upset win over Russian Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin (11-1-0, 6 KOs) at Resorts International Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on January 24th.
Acevedo sees this opportunity with Main Events as an important step to achieving his goals. He said, “My goal is to become a world champion and make my country proud of my accomplishments. I know that Main Events is the right company to take me there, I am really excited and looking forward to this next step in my career.” Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva said, “We have great faith in Roberto’s ability to continue to overcome every obstacle that is put in front of him-all the way to the world title!” Continue reading
Bayamon, Puerto Rico’s Roberto J. Acevedo (8-1, 5 KO’s) returned to the ring in sensational fashion last Friday night at Resorts International in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by crushing highly touted Russian prospect Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin in less than a round.
Appearing for the first time since suffering a controversial decision last March in Chicago, Acevedo made his first fight as a light heavyweight count by dropping and stopping Khusnulgatin (11-1, 6 KO’s) with an impressive series of powerful right hands. Continue reading
Although it may be the first big test of his professional boxing career, Puerto Rican prospect Roberto Acevedo (7-0, 4 KOs) says he’s treating it like just another fight when he takes on Chicago’s also undefeated Paul Littleton (6-0-1, 4 KOs) on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. Continue reading
Puerto Rican rising prospect, Roberto Acevedo ( 7-0, 4 KO’ s ) defeated veteran Mexican, Francisco Rios (17-18, 12 KO’s) by TKO in the first round, in a match scheduled for 6 rounds at the super middleweight division ( 168lbs ).
Rios visited the canvas twice, and quickly decided not to continue. The Time of the stoppage was 1:02.
“I felt very strong in the fight. Ríos tried to be aggressive, but my jab stopped his game plan and my combinations were very effective” said Acevedo “This victory is for Puerto Rico, and will not stop working hard to achieve my goals and make my island proud”. Continue reading