News: Solo Boxeo Tecate holds final fight card in Denver; Warriors Boxing News
Cerveza Tecate presents the final edition of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” as the long-running series closes doors this Friday, December 19 with a last bout in Denver, Colo. Through more than 400 exhilarating encounters, the action-packed boxing program has given numerous Hispanic and non-Hispanic fighters national exposure as they launched their careers inside the ring..
Article posted on 14.12.2008
The double card of the last episode of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” will showcase, in the main event, 10 rounds of Super Lightweights action between Mike Alvarado (23-0, 16 KO’s) and Miguel Angel Huerta (27-9-1, 18 KO’s). Alvarado, who defeated Manuel Garnica by TKO-4 in October, had a great 2008 marked by victories over Michel Rosales and Cesar Bazan. For Huerta, who dropped from No. 4 to No. 10 after facing former World Champion Javier “Chatito” Jauregui, is looking for a victory over undefeated Alvarado. Partaking in the co-main event, Brandon Rios (18-0-1, 12 KO’s) will face Carlos Guevara (12-6-1, 9 KO’s) in 10 Super Featherweight rounds.
Infusing its distinctive carácter to the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” series since 2007, Tecate has successfully supported the greatness of the sport by offering fighters and champions such as: Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez, Kelly Pavlik, Steven Luevano, Victor Ortiz, Abner Mares, Vicente Escobedo, Jesus Soto-Karass and Mike Alvarado, the opportunity to begin their path towards success in the ring. Jesus Chavez and Martin Castillo, both winners of the World Title; as well as Former World Champions Fernando Vargas, Jorge Paez and Yory Boy Campas, also appeared on the show.
“Through our title sponsorship of ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate,’ we had the privilege of boosting bold and exciting matches to consumers at a local level” said Carlos Boughton, brand director for Tecate brand equity “We’re thankful for this opportunity and remain committed in our support of the sport and its aficionados.”
What’s New at Seminole Warriors Boxing
WARRIORS READY FOR “HARD KNOCKS AT THE HARD ROCK”
There will be no easing into the New Year for super middleweight star Edison “Pantera” Miranda, junior middleweight contender Sechew “The Iron Horse” Powell, and former undisputed cruiserweight champion O’Neil Bell, as all three will kick off their 2009 campaigns on Wednesday, January 14th for the year’s first installment of “Hard Knocks at The Hard Rock.”
In the main event, Powell takes on Panama’s Jose Arosemena. Miranda battles Manuel Esparza in the co-feature, and Bell makes his heavyweight debut against Domonic Jenkins. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $152, $102, $52, and $22, please visit the Hard Rock Live Box Office or TicketMaster.com.
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA TO BE RENAMED “TITLE TOWN” IN 2009
With 2008 coming to a close, thoughts have turned to 2009, and as far as Seminole Warriors Boxing is concerned, the company is expecting its biggest year ever since five of the company’s standouts will be fighting for world titles in the coming months. First off, on January 17th, unbeaten “Mean” Joe Greene will square off against Argentina’s Sergio Martinez in what should be an epic war for the interim WBC junior middleweight title.
Next up on January 30th, Juan Urango will look to regain his IBF junior welterweight title when he takes on Herman Ngoudjo for the vacant belt. A week later, it will be 26-0 Carl Drumond’s turn at the plate as he challenges Ruslan Chagaev in Germany for the WBA heavyweight crown.
Also on tap for 2009 will be title shots for cruiserweight Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (against Giacobbe Fragomeni – a bout that goes to purse bid on December 19th) and former light heavyweight king and current mandatory challenger Glen Johnson against the winner of the Silvio Branco vs Adrian Diaconu bout, which goes to purse bids on December 15th)
O’CONNOR KEEPING BUSY
2008 United States Olympic team alternate Danny O’Connor has drawn rave reviews for his first two pro wins over Jose Guerrido (TKO2) and Anthony Woods (W4). But the Framingham, Massachusetts southpaw isn’t taking any breaks, and he will be back in action in January with a bout against a to be determined opponent in either New York or somewhere in his native New England.
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