Lemieux vs Ayala Tonight On ESPN2

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (June 11, 2010) Former world title challenger Elvin Ayala returns to action Tonight, June 11th against Montreal fan favorite David Lemieux headlining “Boxing Under the Stars” at the spectacular Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Presented by Group Yvon Michel in association with TKO Boxing Promotions, the twelve round bout for the vacant WBC International Middleweight Title will be broadcast live on ESPN2 (8:30pm EST, 5:30pm PST). The 29 year old Ayala will be the toughest test of rising star Lemieux’s career. “He’s knocked out just about everyone he’s faced, but he’s never been in a real war. His team probably feels that I will be another knockout victim but that is not the case” said Ayala..

“I’m sure they see that I’ve faced Abraham and Mora and would be a great name to add to the win column, but they picked the wrong guy. I’m in terrific shape and ready for battle.”

On March 29, 2008, Ayala faced Arthur Abraham for the IBF Middleweight Title in Germany, battling evenly over twelve rounds before being stopped.

Continued Ayala, “On Friday night, both of us will be happy. I will have won the fight and he will be happy to have the experience he badly needs.”

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Giovanni Lorenzo, Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Joseph Elegele, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr., bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.

Article posted on 10.06.2010

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