News: Randy Caballero; Mike Lee; Yathomas Riley

COACHELLA, CA (May 7, 2010) Following an outstanding amateur boxing career, flyweight Randy Caballero continues in the professional ranks this Saturday night, May 8th at the Palm Springs Baseball Stadium in Palm Springs, California. The 19 year old Caballero, promoted by TKO Boxing Promotions, made his pro debut on March 25th at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, stopping Gonzalo Nicolas in 0:49 seconds of the first round..

Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO Boxing Promotions, “Within the last two years we’ve had many of our young fighters make their pro debuts and Randy’s was truly special. He was calm and composed before the fight, but his huge legion of fans that made the trip from Coachella to Los Angeles that night showed a passion normally reserved for a future world champion.”

“Randy’s a special talent and the fans in Palm Springs on Saturday night have a terrific opportunity to see a rising star in boxing” continued Koerner.

Caballero will face off against Worcester, MA native Edwin Rosado in their scheduled four round bout.

Advance tickets and more information can be obtained through Champion Promotions by calling 760-778-4487. The Palm Springs Baseball Stadium is located at 1901 E. Baristo Road in Palm Springs , California


CHICAGO, IL (May 7, 2010) Former Notre Dame Boxing Captain Mike Lee will make his professional debut against St. Louis native Keith Debow on Saturday, May 29th at the UIC Pavilion as part of the first TOP RANK LIVE event in Chicago.

Since January of this year, the 22 year old Lee has been training in Houston, Texas, under the watchful eye of excellent trainer Ronnie Shields who has guided numerous world champions including Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor and Vernon Forrest and has most recently trained heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek.

Said Shields about Lee’s training, “Mike’s been working very hard here in Houston. He does everything my championship level guys do, six days a week. I also have him working with our strength and conditioning coach Brian Caldwell.”

The four round light heavyweight bout between Lee and Debow will be featured on Fox Sports Net as part of the TOP RANK LIVE broadcast.

“Mike looks great, come May 29th he will look much better than a typical pro debuter. He’s very excited to come home and show everyone that he’s ready for the pro ranks” continued Shields.

In his junior year at Notre Dame, Lee was named junior captain and received Notre Dame’s Boxer of the Year Award. Lee was also named captain his senior year, becoming a three-time Bengal Bouts Champion.

After receiving a degree in finance from Notre Dame and winning the 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves, the Wheaton, Illinois native signed a promotional contract with Top Rank Incorporated.

The main event at TOP RANK LIVE will feature an outstanding ten round welterweight showdown between Mexican veterans Jesus “Renuente” Soto-Karass and Gabriel “EL Rey” Martinez.

The undercard will feature Salvador Sanchez II, in addition to Chicago’s Omar Henry, Ivan Popoca, Antonio Avila and Polish heavyweight prospect Krzystof Zimnoch.

Advance tickets for TOP RANK LIVE, presented by Top Rank Incorporated and Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, priced at $101, $51 and $31 are now on sale through Ticketmaster (, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions’ Office (312-226-5800).

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm. The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine, just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

More information on Mike Lee can be viewed at his website


Las Vegas-based Top Rank stands as the country's premiere boxing promotions company for one reason: We take care of our fighters and our fans. For nearly half a century, Top Rank has nurtured some of the sport's all-time greats and produced some of its most exciting bouts. It's a practice we continue to this day, as Top Rank further expands its brand while introducing the sport of boxing to a new generation of fans.

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On Friday May 14th, two of the Bronx's most exciting up and coming prospects, Yathomas Riley (8-0, 6KO's) and Raul Lopez (3-0-1, 3KO's), square off against separate opponents in a professional night of boxing, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Star Boxing, at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx. Headlining TeleFutura's "Solo Boxeo Tecate" card will be lightweight prospect Adrien "The Problem" Broner (14-0, 11KO). The show will be the tenth installment of Star Boxing's popular, "Punchin at the Paradise" fight series.

"Yathomas and Raul are two very talented and exciting prospects," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing. "Both guys had very good amateur careers and are now looking to progress throughout the professional ranks. Yathomas keeps becoming more impressive and his wins have become increasingly devastating each time he steps in to the ring. We are excited to have Raul on the card because being raised in the Bronx, Raul has a strong fan base here, and we hear that all of his fans will be coming out to show their support on May 14th. We are anticipating two spectacular performances from both guys and it will be a show you won't want to miss."

The Star Boxing promoted Riley, a 2006 National Golden Gloves, and PAL Champion, is coming off a savage 2nd round TKO over Walter Foster on April 2nd. It was the third straight opponent for Riley that failed to see the third round. The light heavyweight prospect Riley is scheduled to face Puerto Rico's Angel David Gonzalez over six rounds.

The two-time New York Golden Gloves Champion Lopez, last fought on March 12th, forcing Reinaldo Cintron to quit after a brutal first round beatdown. All three of Lopez's wins have come by way of knockout via the first round. Lopez is scheduled to meet, fellow unbeaten prospect Daniel Aquino (3-0). The bout is scheduled for four rounds in the bantamweight division.

The Paradise Theater is located at 2403 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. Doors open at 7:00PM with the first bout scheduled for 7:30PM. Tickets are priced and available at $100, $50 and $30 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at (718) 823-2000. To find out more information about exclusive tickets please call Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000 or visit Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to or purchase tickets by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Paradise Theater Box Office, or by calling (718) 220-1015.

Article posted on 06.05.2010

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