News: Burgos Ready For Castillo; Kauffman vs Koval This Saturday

Orange, CA – May 20) Undefeated WBC #2 ranked Juan Carlos Burgos has set up training camp in the Jalisco capital of Guadalajara, Mexico, as he prepares for his duel with experienced Ricardo Castillo on May 29th on “Road to the Title” an event promoted by HG Boxing in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions.

Burgos (24-0, 17 KO´s), will risk his high WBC ranking in the featherweight division against Ricardo Castillo (38-7-1, 25 KOs), a man that has had almost fifty fights and has twice challenged for a world title..

It has been five years since the professional debut of Juan Carlos; nephew of Victor Burgos, exactly one year after his uncle won a world title. At age 22, Burgos has successfully won the WBC Continental Americas title and the WBC Cabofe championship. He started his career in his native Tijuana, and also made a name for himself in California with seven successful fights. The powerful Burgos (70% KO ratio) is coming off a knockout victory over Juan Carlos Martinez on ESPN, which was his US national television debut, last January.

Burgos arrived in Guadalajara two weeks ago accompanied by the former title contender and now his chief trainer, Gerardo Espinoza, his manager Roberto Sandoval and sparring partner Ruben Miranda. He is currently getting acclimated and putting the finishing touches to his preparation at the “Julian Magdaleno” gym.

“Road to the Title” will take place at the Tecate Arena and will be part of the Tecate Boxing Tour on Saturday, May 29, and will air live on Mexico’s Televisa network at 6:30 pm (local time).

Also seeing action will be IBF #11 featherweight Fernando “Wary” Beltran Jr. from Sinaloa, Mexico, against Miguel Angel “Ranita” Gonzalez, from Guadalajara. In addition, the Japanese special attraction Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda, will face Javier “Chino” Hernandez in what looks to be a full night of action.


Reading, PA (May 20, 2010) - The media and public are invited to the official weigh-in for contestants Travis Kauffman of Reading, PA and Chris Koval of Youngstown, OH, who will face off for the WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship on Saturday night at the Sovereign Center in Reading. The weigh-in will take place at 7:00 pm on Friday at Blind Hartman's Tavern located at 2910 Pricetown Road (Route 12 east).

The rest of the card is rounded out by a competitive undercard featuring some of the hottest young talent in the area. Bouts include:

-Derrick Webster (5-0, 4 KO) of Glassboro, NJ against Emmanuel Gonzalez (9-7, 4 KO) of San Juan Puerto Rico in a six-round super-middleweight bout.

-Van Oscar Penovaroff (4-0-1 3 KO) of Reading, PA against Travis "The Animal" Thompson (3-6-1, 2 KO) of Pottstown, PA in a four-round lightweight bout.

-Hassan Lee (Pro Debut) of Philadelphia, PA against William Miranda (Pro Debut) of Allentown, PA in a four-round heavyweight bout.

Six amateur bouts will also take place featuring the best amateurs in the state.
Tickets, priced at $65, $50, $35 and $25, are on sale now and can be purchased at, the Sovereign Center Box Office at 700 Penn Street in Reading (610-898-7200) and at all Ticketmaster outlets (

Article posted on 18.05.2010

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