News: Edwin Rodriguez vs. Jason Escalera this Saturday; Kielczweski-McLaurin, Lamonakis-Daniels
NEW YORK, NY (September 26 2012) This Saturday night, SEPTEMBER 29, undefeated super middleweight prospect Jason “Monstruo” Escalera will challenge world ranked and fellow undefeated Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez in the HBO Boxing after Dark, “Road To Glory” televised ten round main event at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The 27-year-old Escalera, 13-0-1 (12KO’s), fighting out of Union City, New Jersey, has become a must-see attraction in the New York area with his show-stopping knockouts.
Most recently the heavy-handed Escalera faced Nick Brinson on MAY 18 at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. In the ESPN Friday Night Fights eight round battle, Escalera aggressively pursued and battered Brinson seemingly winning an easy decision, however the three judges scored the bout a draw. In his six previous starts, Escalera had won each bout by knockout.
“Jason is exactly the type of fighter that HBO wants on their broadcasts. He’s exciting, he always comes to fight, and he has concussive power in both hands” said Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing. “Jason is prepared to take the fight right to Rodriguez from the opening bell this Saturday night. This is a great opportunity and he is very confident and prepared to take advantage of it.”
Also 27-years-old, Rodriguez, 21-0-0 (14KO’s), of Worcester, Massachusetts, is coming off his career best win, a ten round unanimous decision over world ranked contender Donovan “DA Bomb” George on MARCH 17 at Madison Square Garden which was broadcast on HBO World Championship Boxing as the co-main event to the Sergio Martinez/Matthew Macklin world middleweight title bout.
Rodriguez is currently ranked #3 by the WBC, #4 by the IBF and #8 by the WBA.
“Road to Glory” is the highly anticipated HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader, featuring some of the brightest young fighters in all of boxing looking to continue on their paths toward their respective world championships. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Foxwoods box office by calling 1 (800) 200-2882. Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100 and $200.
HBO Boxing After Dark has a broadcast time this Saturday night of 9:30PM ET/PT.
Kielczweski vs. McLaurin & Lamonakis vs. Daniels on Sept. 29
NEW YORK (September 26, 2012) – Crowd pleasers Ryan “Polish Prince” Kielczweski and Sonya Lamonakis could steal the “Road To Glory” show from a card stacked with world-class fighters, on the undercard of Saturday night’s DiBella Entertainment-presented special HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader, live from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The angelic-looking Kielczweski (13-0, 2 KOs), fighting out of Quincy, MA, puts his unbeaten record on the line against Jeremy McLaurin (9-3, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout. An entertaining super featherweight who looks more like a choirboy than prizefighter, the 23-year-old “Ryan K” was a standout amateur (118-26 record) boxer, highlighted by a silver medal performance in the 2008 National Golden Gloves tournament.
Greece-native Lamonakis (6-0-2, 1 KO), a heavyweight from Turner Falls, MA, takes on Tanzee Daniels (4-1-1, 1 KO), out of Queens (NY). Lamonakis’ aggressive style is in stark contrast to the mild-mannered, caring elementary school teacher that she is in her “real world” at PS241 in Manhattan.
“Road To Glory,” headlined by a 10-round title bout featuring undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs), fighting out of nearby Worcester, MA, defending his United States Boxing Association (USBA) against unbeaten power-puncher Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs), of Union City, NJ.
Also fighting on the HBO BAD show is undefeated Luis Orlando “Orlandito” Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) versus former three-time, two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs), in the 10-round co-feature for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super bantamweight title.
World Boxing Council (WBC) International welterweight champion Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7 KOs), rated No. 8 by the WBC, and fighting out of Quebec, takes on the unbeaten Alex Perez (16-0, 9 KOs), of Newark, New Jersey, in a bout for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title at stake.
The event is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Gary Shaw Productions. All three bouts will be aired on HBO’s Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Veteran light heavyweight Rayco “War” Saunders (22-16-2, 9 KOs) has replaced injured Zsolt Erdei as Issac “Golden Boy” Chilemba’s (12-1-1, 9 KOs) opponent in an eight-round bout. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.
“Road to Glory” is the highly anticipated HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader, featuring some of the brightest young fighters in all of boxing looking to continue on their paths toward their respective world championships. The card will take place on Saturday, September 29, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased through the Foxwoods box office by calling 1 (800) 200-2882. Tickets are priced at $45, $75, $100 and $200.