News: Simon vs Ayala; Fernando Guerrero; WBC News

Las Vegas, NV, October 11, 2009 – “Punch-out,” returns to the Palms Casino Resort in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, October 17th, 2009. Headlining this explosive night of action which begins at 7:00 P.M. will be a 12 round USBA Middleweight Championship bout. Rounding out the night Guilty Boxing seeks to raise the entertainment value as we put several boxing and MMA fights together for your viewing pleasure in what we consider the best of both worlds..

In the featured bout of the evening, Guilty Boxing presents a 12 Round USBA Middleweight Championship Bout between Lajuan Simon (21-2-2, 12 KO’s) current USBA Middleweight Champion of Philadelphia, PA against “Mandatory Challenger” Elvin Ayala (20-3-1, 9 KO’s), of New Haven, CT in what should be a sizzling all action twelve round title affair. Undercard boxing action will showcase the likes of two local Las Vegas talents, Hard charging, non-stop puncher “Lightning” Lonnie Smith (8-2, 6 KO’s) fighting in a six round bout at lightweight facing off against Hesperia, California’s battle tested veteran, Khadaphi Proctor (4-4, 1 KO’s). Also featured on the card will be the mauler from Morocco, Sid “The Messenger” El Harrak (7-0, 3 KO’s) to see action against Will “The Thrill” Walton (4-1, 4 KO’s), from Salt Lake City, Utah and coming off a dazzling first round KO victory in his last outing. As an added attraction, Las Vegas Heavyweight Clarence Tillman as well as junior welterweight Anthony Lenk will round out the card.

“Punch-out,” will also spotlight the up and coming stars of tomorrow, as we present hardcore MMA bouts! “MMA is quickly making its presence felt around the world, and Guilty Boxing and The Palms are striving to give the fans what they desire; the best of both worlds, boxing and MMA on one night for a very affordable price!” stated Guilty boxing’s Vice President Jeff Grmoja.

Tickets are available and start at just $30.00. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the first bout begins at 7:00 P.M. Tickets can be purchased now at the Palms Resort Hotel & Casino Box office or by phone at (702) 942-7777 or 1-866-942-7777.

Guerrero Wins NABO Middleweight Title in Salisbury!

Salisbury, MD – Backed by more than 5,000 fans at Arthur W. Purdue Stadium, Salisbury sensation Fernando Guerrero earned the NABO Interim Middleweight title Saturday night with an impressive 10 round majority decision over renowned tough guy Ossie Duran.

After a tentative start during the first few rounds, Guerrero turned up the heat. A straight left hand stunned Duran in the sixth, but the New Jersey based Ghanaian hung in tough. The hard hitting Guerrero kept Duran on his toes in the seventh, tagging the respected veteran with crisp combinations. Guerrero was cut over the left eye in the 8th following an accidental headbutt, but the blood didn’t deter the hometown hero.

Guerrero maintained a high workrate, but was controversially ruled down in the final round. While his loyal fans, who packed the stadium despite poor weather conditions throughout the day, were livid with the knockdown call, Guerrero kept his composure and finished strong.

Scores of 97-93 and 96-94 overruled a questionable tally of 95-95. With the victory, Guerrero improved to 16-0 (13 KO’s), while the grizzled Duran falls to 23-8 (9 KO’s).

“It was a great learning experience”, said Guerrero, who needed five stitches to close the gash from the headbutt. “Duran was a great opponent and he’s gone the distance with some good fighters.”

Like those in attendance, Guerrero was astonished that referee Gary Camponeschi credited Duran with a knockdown in the final round.

“Everyone knew it was a slip.” “It rained earlier in the day, which made the canvas slippery, but I got right back up and fought to the finish.”

The Guerrero-Duran bout topped Prize Fight Boxing’s “Title Time”.

Prize Fight returns Tuesday November 2 with the popular “Miller Light Fight Night” at New Daisy Theater in Memphis, TN followed by “Fights at the Fitz”, Saturday November 21 from Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica, MS.

A primer promotional company during the last ten years, Prize Fight Boxing promoted Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis, the highest grossing pay per view in Heavyweight history, Roy Jones-Antonio Tarver, Antonio Tarver-Glen Johnson and Jermain Taylor-Winky Wright among others. Prize Fight also sold out more than 60 consecutive shows at the Tunica Casino during their successful “Fights at the Fitz” series and was named 2007 NABO Promoter of the Year.

Prize Fight Boxing’s current stable of pugilists includes Fernando Guerrero, Olympic alternates Chazz Witherspoon and Shawn Porter, Dominic Wade, WBO Interim Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, Anthony Peterson, Farah Ennis, Mark Davis, Adam “Swamp Donkey” Richards, Tyrese Hendrix, Ty Barnett and Daniel Sackey.


Entrepreneurs Luis Rejon Castillo and Jose Rivero Salazar will join efforts to carry out in Merida four and six-round championships, aiming to promote the sport of fists and start shaping new boxing figures of the region, as such tournament will take place with the participation of fighters from Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatan.

During the presentation of the fighters that will take part in the tournament tonight at the Kanasin multi-functional room, the vice-president of the Boxing Commission of the municipality Merida, Mariano Romero Cisneros, pointed out that it is important that kind of championships be held as it will be useful to encourage young fighters from the region.

The carrying out of the four and six-round championships came up from World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman Chagnon´s idea, when he was leading the Boxing Commission of Mexico City (CBDF); now, the tandem formed by Luis Rejon Castillo and Jose Rivero Salazar wants to give continuity to the idea created by the leader from Tamaulipas, and Rejon and Rivero will first do through the four-round championship in the bantamweight division.

Then, they will go on with the light flyweight division one, and the flyweight one, as they need to make a list of at least 10 fighters (or more) per division, and they believe they can achieve it since they will communicate with the president of the Boxing Commission of Cancun, Eliseo Gonzalez Gonzalez, as well as with the leaders of the Boxing Commissions of Campeche, Chiapas, and Tabasco, because if it is achieved that the tournament is regional, they want the championship to be named after its precursor, Don Jose Sulaiman Chagnon.

As it is well known, Romero Cisneros is currently the president of the Boxing Commission of this city, as the holder of the presidency, Jose Manzur Arguelles, is recovering from a surgery, and he is expected to return next month.

Today at Kanasin, in the main event a four-round bout in the light flyweight division, Pedro “Caramel” Cocom will face Edgar “Bream” Lopez, in addition to other 7 four-round bouts.

By Jesus Manuel Erosa “Chichonal”.

Article posted on 11.10.2009

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