14.07.04 - Promoter Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions will present a sensational championship fight card on Friday, August 13, 2004, in the ballroom at Pechanga Resort & Casino, located at 45000 Pechanga Parkway in Temecula, California. The fights will be televised live on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights."
Article posted on 14.07.2004
In the 12-round main event, WBA Fedalatin super welterweight champion Joachim Alcine, 19-0, with 12 knockouts, of Montreal, Quebec, will defend the title against J.C. Candelo, 26-6-3, with 18 knockouts, of Denver, Colorado.
Alcine, now 28 years old, won the Fedalatin title in his last fight on April 24 and is making his first defense. A five-year pro and former Canadian champion, he would earn a place in the world top-ten rankings with a win in this fight. Joachim is managed and trained by former WBO middleweight world champion Otis Grant.
Candelo, who is 30 years old, is a veteran contender and former NABF super welterweight champion . He has several impressive wins to his credit, and is currently ranked IBF No. 5, The Ring No. 9, and WBA and WBC No. 11. He is coming off a loss in a world title eliminator against Kassim Ouma in his last fight in January.
In the 10-round co-featured bout, undefeated featherweight prospect Valdemir Pereira, 17-0, with 14 knockouts, of Sao Caetano Do Sul, Brazil, will fight an opponent to be announced. A three-year pro, Valdimir is a former three-time Brazilian National amateur champion.
An exciting lineup of supporting bouts will complete the card. All bouts subject to change without notice.
Weigh-In/Final Press Conference: Thursday, August 12, at 2:00 P.M. (tentative time) in Hummingbird Hall at Pechanga Resort & Casino.
Ticket prices: $35, $45, $65.
Available at: Pechanga Resort & Casino Box Office - 1-877-711-2WIN, or 909-303-2507.