News: Robert Guerrero; David Latoria; Fight Night At the Playboy Mansion

Newly crowned IBF Jr. lightweight champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (25-1-1, 17 KO's), had a smile on his face when he heard the news that undefeated WBO super-featherweight champion, Roman "Rocky" Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KO's), is seeking a unification bout with him. Guerrero, a three-time world champion in two weight classes, had this to say when asked if he would welcome a fight with Martinez, "Bring it. If Martinez gets past his next opponent, I would love to fight him. He is a worthy champion that says he never refuses to fight anyone, anywhere, well if that is the case, than lets do this! A unification bout between Martinez and me is great for our sport and the fans deserve these types of fights.."

It's no secret; Mexico pitted against Puerto Rico is boxing's most heated rivalry. Guerrero went on to say, "Being that I'm Mexican-American, a fight against Martinez brings two cultures together for a fabulous night of boxing. He says nobody can stop him, we'll see if he can handle the heat that's going to be coming from my fists. I believe in myself and the great team around me. If he steps in the ring with me, he'll find out real quick that he's in a battle. Martinez is a good fighter, but I believe God has blessed me with the more superior attributes. I hope this fight happens."

"The Ghost" recently defeated former two-time world champion Malcolm Klassen, a fight in which Guerrero almost broke the punch stat record, throwing 1,200 punches. It's fair to say, that if Guerrero vs. Martinez materializes, it will become a highly anticipated fight that fans would eagerly await. For more information on Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero please visit or


CHICAGO, IL (September 9, 2009) Sensational heavyweight prospect David Latoria has been added to “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.

Set for Saturday, September 26th at Chicago ’s UIC Pavilion, “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” is headlined by an outstanding lightweight bout between Chicago former world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez.

Said Pesoli, “WARRIORS COLLIDE/WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 6” is going to be a special night and we’re very happy to add David to the event. He’s fought on our last two cards and the fans were thrilled by his knockouts.”

After winning the 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves, Chicago based Latoria turned professional with a crushing first round knockout of Christopher Boykins on July 24th at the UIC Pavilion. He followed that up four weeks later with another first round knockout, this time stopping Ricardo Bradley on August 21st, also at the UIC Pavilion.

“Boxing fans want to see action and Latoria has brought the heat both times out. He’s stayed in the gym in between bouts and is in great shape to fight again on September 26th. At this point he’s the hottest prospect we’ve had in Chicago in a long time” continued Pesoli.

Further details on Latoria’s bout will be announced shortly.

Fight Night At the Playboy Mansion
September 12th, 2009

Fight Night returns to the Playboy Mansion this Saturday, September 12, 2009. Fighters from Mexico, Russia, Canada and the USA will converge on the Mansion with 5 pro boxing fights plus 3 kickboxing fights, including title fights for both boxing and kick boxing.

Playboy Boxing is a unique boxing promotion where several of the best promoters from around the country including Cage Combat, Brian Halquist Productions, Rumble Time, Fight Night of Detroit, Marines Promotions, Garcia Boxing, and Undisputed Boxing band together and promote an evening of world class boxing. These promoters work together and strive to promote the sport by showing support and a willingness to work together to create an evening of boxing that fans will never forget. This is the 9th fight that ESMG has brought together promoters from around the country to promote boxing at the famed Playboy Mansion.

“ESMG is our partner who brings us the Playboy Mansion,” said Brian Halquist president of Brian Halquist Productions.”It’s so awesome to work with ESMG and the other promoters on this event. Everyone comes together and promotes a world class night of pro-boxing. Plus it’s at the Playboy Mansion. It doesn’t get much better than that,” Halquist said.

Headlining the fight card are two undefeated prospects. Eloy Perez (13-0-2, 3 KO’s) will face Dannie Williams (12-0, 10 KO’s) for the WBC’s USNBC Super Featherweight title. In the Co-Main event, kick boxers Jenna Castillo (18-2) and Tiffany Connell (12-2) will fight for the IFK World Title. Also making his return to the ring is Canadian prospect Donnie Orr (14-0, 6 KO’s) as he will face Danny Stanislavjevis (8-16, 2 KO’s). Orr was on the 2000 Canadian Olympic team. On the undercard Russian sensation Sergey Koselav (3-0, 3 KO’s) will get his toughest challenge to date as he faces Denver’s Ayodeji Fadeyi (10-7, 7 KO’s).

Not only is this a night of great fights, but guests will be treated to hours of delicious gourmet food and buffets, sushi, an open bar and of course the beautiful Playboy Playmates and Playboy Bunnies!

“This is where pro-boxing meets a classic Hollywood party. With all the food and drinks a person can handle. It’s just like the movies but it’s real,” said promoter Brian Halquist.

For Fighter interviews or questions about the event contact Kelly Thompson at 509-607-0497.

A few tickets are available for the show. Contact Brian Halquist at 253-686-0691 for information.

Quickie Info:

What: Fight Night at the Playboy Mansion
When: September 12th, 2009
Where: The Mansion
Time: First Fight 7 pm. Guests arrive by limousine at 6 pm and stay until midnight.
After party at the Palomar Hotel: 12-2 am.

Article posted on 09.09.2009

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