Zab Judah and Joel Casamayor headline "Road to Redemption"

Former world champions Zab Judah and Joel Casamayor headline “Road to Redemption,” a nationally and internationally televised double main event card Friday, Nov. 6, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. In the double main event Judah of Las Vegas, Nev., meets Ramon Montano of Las Vegas in a welterweight bout while Casamayor of Las Vegas takes on an opponent to be determined in a 10-round super lightweight fight. In the special attraction on the card presented by former world champion Fernando Vargas current World Boxing Council/United States National Boxing Championships light heavyweight title-holder Ron Johnson of Las Vegas faces Ray Smith of Little Rock, Ark., in an eight-round bout..

Also on the card are featherweight Salvador Sanchez, nephew of the legendary featherweight champion Salvador Sanchez, and undefeated welterweight Joseph Judah, brother of Zab.

The 31-year-old Zab Judah, originally from Brooklyn, N.Y, has a record of 37-6 with 25 knockouts and was the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation welterweight champion as well as the World Boxing Organization and IBF junior welterweight champ.

Zab Judah, a southpaw, has fought the best, including Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Cory Spinks and Micky Ward.

The 27-year-old Montano, originally from Sonora, Mexico, has a record of 17-7-2 with two knockouts. The slick-boxing Montano recorded a second-round knockout in his most recent win.

The 38-year-old Casamayor, originally from Cuba, has a record of 36-4-1 with 22 knockouts and was the WBC lightweight champion as well as the WBA super featherweight champ.

Casamayor, a southpaw, also has fought numerous luminaries, including Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Johnson, who turns 23 the day of his fight against Smith, has a record of 11-1 with three knockouts. Johnson, originally from Cleveland, won the WBC/USNBC title in his most recent bout Aug, 29, taking a unanimous decision over Billy Bailey.

The 28-year-old Smith has a record of 9-4 with three knockouts.

Sanchez, from Mexico, has a record of 16-3-2 with eight knockouts and is the spitting image of his late uncle, regarded as one of the best featherweights of all time.

After a somewhat rocky start to his career, Sanchez now is fighting more like his uncle as well, winning 14 of his past 15 bouts. This will be his first fight in Las Vegas.

His opponent, Rodrigo Aranda of Las Vegas, has as a record of 8-11-2 with two knockouts.

The 23-year-old Joseph Judah of Brooklyn, N.Y., has a record of 4-0 with one knockout.

His opponent, Delaney Howard of Cleveland, has a record of 5-1 with three knockouts.

Sanchez-Aranda is a six-round bout while Joseph Judah-Howard is a four-round fight.

Four other Southern Nevadans also will be on the nationally and internationally televised pay-per-view card: unbeaten lightweight Sharif Bogere, welterweights Ryan Ellul and Ricardo Calazada and super lightweight Anthony Lenk.

Bogere meets an opponent to be determined in an eight-round bout, Ellul faces Calazada in a four-round bout and Lenk takes on Martin Vierra of Phoenix in a four-round bout.

The 20-year-old Bogere, originally from Uganda but now a resident of Henderson, Nev., has a record of 12-0 with seven knockouts and is regarded as one of the best lightweight prospects in the world.

The 24-year-old Ellul of Las Vegas has a record of 4-1 with one knockout.

Calazada of North Las Vegas has a record of 1-0 with no knockouts.

The 21-year-old Lenk of Las Vegas has a record of 5-1 with three knockouts.

The 22-year-old Viera has a record of 5-2-1 with two knockouts.

The card, presented by Vargas Entertainment and Promotion, Inc., of Camarillo, Calif., in association with AD & Co., of Las Vegas starts at 6:30 p.m. with the pay-per-view portion of the card beginning shortly after 7. Doors to the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms open at 6.

Tickets, priced at $75, $125 and $200, are available at the Pearl box office from noon to 7 p.m. daily; by calling the Pearl box office at 702-944-3200 during those hours; and through Ticketmaster outlets, calling Ticketmaster Southern Nevada at 474-4000, Ticketmaster national at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express at 888-448-7849 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday or by visiting

The card will be televised through MultiVision Media, Inc.

Article posted on 07.10.2009

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