News: Burgos vs Castillo; Leo Santa Cruz; Aaron Pryor Jr

Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions, and Hector Garcia/HG Boxing will present a sensational fight card on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Tecate Boxing Tour Arena in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Featured fights will be televised on Televisa. In the main event scheduled for 12 rounds, Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos, 24-0 with 17 knockouts, of Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, will battle Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo, 38-7-1 with 25 knockouts, of Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, for the WBC Caribbean (CABOFE) featherweight title..

Burgos, only 22 years old, has stayed active in the ring, stepped up in class of opposition and given strong efforts. Currently ranked No. 2 by the WBC, he is coming off a twelfth round TKO win against Juan Carlos Martinez in his last fight in January, 2010.

After the fight, Doug Fischer wrote on The Ring blog [excerpts]: “Featherweight up-and-comer Juan Carlos Burgos inched closer to a mandatory shot at one of the...title belts with a 12th-round stoppage of experienced spoiler Juan Carlos Martinez in the main event of an ESPN2-televised card.... The versatility, poise and precision he exhibited vs. Martinez suggests that he has the ability to win at least one belt and enjoy a successful boxing career.”

Castillo, now 30 years old, is a veteran contender who has challenged for world titles three times – twice at 122 pounds and once at 126. Currently ranked No. 15 by the IBF, he is coming off a third-round technical draw in a world title challenge against IBF featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz in his last fight in December, 2009. It was the rematch - Cruz won an eight round decision against Ricardo in January, 2003. Castillo, the younger brother of former two-time WBC lightweight world champion Jose Luis Castillo, is a former Mexican super bantamweight and featherweight champion.

Also: 10 Rounds, Bantamweights
Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda, 13-0, 11 KOs, Tokyo, Japan, vs.
Javier “Chino” Rodriguez, 11-2, 7 KOs, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

More exciting bouts will complete the card. All bouts subject to change without notice.

First fight: 6:30 P.M. (Central Time)
First televised fight: 8:30 PM (Central time)


LOS ANGELES, CA (May 21, 2010) Advance tickets are now on sale as TKO Boxing Promotions presents FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 3, “FULLY STACKED” on Thursday, June 3rd at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.

Tickets, starting at $25, can be purchased through Ticketmaster ( or by phone 800-745-3000). The Commerce Casino is located at 6131 Telegraph Road. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.

Featured at FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 3 will be numerous world class prospects and local fan favorites.

The main event features undefeated super bantamweight Leo “TEREMOTO” Santa Cruz, returning to the Commerce Casino for his third straight battle. The 21 year old Lincoln Heights resident boasts a record of 12-0-1 (4KO’s) and has built a reputation as one of the most exciting young fighters in the sport.

Santa Cruz has won his last two bouts by knockout each with devastating body shots as he destroyed Julio Valadez in the first round on November 3rd and followed that with a third round stoppage of Juan Jose Beltran on December 19th.

The co-feature at FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 3 brings the Commerce Casino debut of Southern California fan favorite, junior bantamweight Austroberto Juarez. Returning from a three year layoff, the 25 year old Juarez, 8-0-0 (2KO’s), looks to impressively jump start his career in the scheduled six rounder.

The undercard is headlined by sensational 19 year old super bantamweight prospect Randy Caballero. The Coachella native has thrilled crowds at the Commerce Casino and the Palm Springs Ball Park with two stunning first round stoppages in his initial pro starts.

Also featured on the undercard are The Brothers Chudinov, 23 year old Dmitry, 4-0-0 (2KO’s) and 22 year old Fedor, 4-0-0 (3KO’s). The brothers, natives of Serpukhov, Russia, now residing in Los Angeles, have become staples at the Commerce Casino, impressing the fight crowds with their terrific boxing skills and punishing power in both hands.

Two additional local prospects will also be featured in separate bouts at FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 3 as welterweight Eric Mendez of Hawaiian Gardens will be making his pro debut and super bantamweight Alex “LIL KABOOM” Jimenez, 1-0-0, of Perris, California will also see action in a scheduled four rounder.

In the heavyweight division, Carson City, Nevada native Steve Fierro, 3-3-3 (1KO), will be making his return to the Commerce Casino after a thunderous second round knockout of Mike Finney on March 25th. Fierro is scheduled to appear in a four rounder.

Light heavyweights will also see action as San Pedro’s Daniel Perez, 8-8-1 (5KO’s), will battle Mario Ortiz, 8-9-1 (6KO’s) of Belen, New Mexico. The bout is an immediate rematch of their battle on March 19th in which Oritz stopped Perez in the second round.

More information on FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 3 will be announced shortly.


Aaron Pryor Jr., Ossie Duran, Julio Cesar Matthews, Jason Escalera, Elad Shmouel, Patrick Farrell and Elizabeth Sherman lead an all-star lineup on June 13th in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (May 24, 2010)—On Sunday afternoon, A big day of boxing is planned for the beautiful Hyatt Regency along the Philadelphia waterfront that will be headlined by the son of the legend, Aaron Pryor Jr.

The card is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing.

Pryor of Cincinnati, Ohio has an impressive mark of 13-2 with ten knockouts will face an opponent to be named later in a scheduled eight round main event.

Pryor has followed in the footsteps of his father and hall of famer, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor and is looking for a major fight.

Pryor, thirty-one years old, won his first eleven fights, eight by knockout until he dropped an eight round split decision to Joshua Snyder (7-3-1). Pryor holds a third round knockout over former U.S. Olympian, Dante Craig (17-7-1) as well as a unanimous decision over tough veteran Alphonso Williams (10-3).

In his last bout, Pryor scored an eighth round stoppage over Kendall Gould (12-14-1) on April 9th in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

In a co-feature bout, veteran Jr. Middleweight Ossie Duran will see action in an eight round bout against battle tested Jerome Ellis.

Duran of Paterson, NJ by way of Accra, Ghana is a very rugged customer who has fought top opposition to say the least.

In 2004, he scored an impressive stoppage over highly regarded Jamie Moore (20-1) in Moor’s home area in the United Kingdom.

In his next bout, Duran won the British Commonwealth title with a twelve round unanimous decision over than undefeated Colin McNeil (8-0). He lost that belt in his next bout to British favorite Bradley Pryce.

He then went on to win three straight including an eight round unanimous decision over former Contender Season one contestant Jonathan Reid.

Duran then stepped up the competition even further as he took knockout artist James Kirkland (18-0) the distance before dropping a unanimous decision. After a draw with capable Eromesele Albert (21-2), Duran went the distance with world ranked Middleweight David Lopez (37-12) and losing a close majority decision to hot prospect Fernando Guerrero (15-0).

In his last bout, Duran scored a four round unanimous decision over Jamaal Davis (11-5) on February 27th in Atlantic City.

Ellis of Coconut Creek, Florida by way of Nassau, Bahamas has a very deceiving record of 12-11-1 with ten knockouts as he has faced very tough competition.

Ellis won his first five bout before dropping two in a row with the latter being to currant world ranked Welterweight Said Ouali. In Ellis’ next nine bouts he went 7-1-1 with his only defeat to than 17-1 Anthony Thompson.

The last bout in that nine fight run was a upset knockout over than 28-4 Neil Sinclair that was televised on ESPN 2.

To say the sledding got rough for Ellis would be an understatement as he went 0-5-1 in his next six bouts.

That unfortunate run consisted of losses to world title challengers Billy Lyell (13-3) and Miguel Rodriguez (28-2) and undefeated prospects in Henry Crawford (18-0-1).

Ellis was able to salvage a draw against than 24-2 Richard Gutierrez.

The tough matchups have continued for Ellis as he has lost three of his last four against type-flight competition that includes a majority decision loss to hot welterweight prospect Antwone Smith, undefeated prospect Shawn Porter and in his last bout to former star of the Contender Ahmed Kaddour (21-2-1).

Undefeated cruiserweight Julio Cesar Matthews (9-0, 5 KO’s) of Reading, PA will take on Philadelphia banger, Garrett Wilson (7-4, 2 KO’s) in a six round bout.

Popular Jr. Welterweight, Elad Shmouel (22-2, 11 KO’s) of Tel Aviv, Israel will fight in a scheduled six round bout.

Undefeated Light Heavyweight, Jason Escalera (8-0, 7 KO’s) will be involved in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

Undefeated Cruiserweight, Patrick Farrell (5-0, 3 KO’s) will take on opponent to be named later in a four round bout.

In a four round Super Featherweight bout, Ryan Carson (2-0, 1 KO) will take part in a four round fight.

In a four round Heavyweight bout, Andres Gustaffson (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Norrkoping, Sweden will take on an opponent to be named in a four round bout.

Rounding out the card will be the immensely popular Elizabeth Sherman (2-0, 1KO) of Raritan, NJ taking part in a ladies four round bout.

Tickets for this great day of Boxing are priced at $45, $75 and $100 and can be purchased by calling Joey Eye Boxing at 267-304-9399 or Center Stage Tickets at 1 800 – 677-8499

1st bell is at 2pm eastern

The Hyatt Regency is located at 201 South Columbus Blvd

Article posted on 23.05.2010

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