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News: Boxeo TELEMUNDO; Ravshan Hudaynazarov; Nick Firtha

Mexico City, Mexico: All Star Boxing, Inc. “The New Generation”, Tuto Zabala Jr. and Deportes TELEMUNDO are teaming up once again to present their popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO”on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the famous Salon Jose Cuervo (former Salon 21) in Mexico City, Mexico home of the Cinturon de Oro Tournament. In the main event Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico will move up in weight and face Jesus “Nakazato” Ceja of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in battle schedule for 12 Rounds with the vacant World Boxing Council Latin Bantamweight Title at stake..

Hernandez is former two times world title challenger and is currently ranked #13 WBO, #21 WBC and brings a record of 23-7-2-12 KO’s. This will mark “Payasito’s” 8th appearance on Telemundo. On the other hand Ceja, won the Jalisco State title by stopping current WBC Youth World Champion Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes in the seventh round of their encounter, is coming off fresh with two wins and brings a record of 13-6-1-8 KO’s.

There 7 fights schedule with the first bell at 8:00 PM. Tickets are already on sale at Salon Jose Cuervo Lago Andromaco #17, corner of Moliere, Colonia Ampliacion Granada, Mexico City, by calling (525) 53259000 or at ticketmaster.com.mex. Price is only $100 & $200 pesos.

The main event will be televised live coast to coast in the United States by the Telemundo Network at 11:35 PM on High Definition. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc: “The New Generation” in association with Producciones Deportivas, Ricardo Maldonado Jr. and RB Producciones.


Hudaynazarov making name in U.S.

LAS VEGAS (July 19, 2010) – U.S. boxing fans may not be able to properly pronounce his name, yet, but unbeaten welterweight Ravshan Hudaynazarov is starting to capture their attention with his throw-back style that features a brutal body attack.

The exciting Uzbekistan prospect, now fighting out of Las Vegas, will be back in action July 23 at Tachi Palace & Casino in Irvine, California on a show headlined by Hudaynazarov’s promoter, Las Vegas-based KZ Event Productions, owned and operated by the Shumeonv brothers, WBA and IBA light heavyweight champion Beibut (9-1, 6 KOs) and his brother, Chingis. The July 23rd show is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with KZ Event Productions.

Before Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) makes his first WBA title defense against undefeated, mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov (22-0, 14 KOs) in the 12-round main event on the ESPN Friday Night Fights show, Hudaynazarov (12-0, 10 KOs) will take on former WBC Youth champion Pavel Miranda (16-5-1, 8 KOs) in an 8-round bout.

Hudaynazarov’s last three fights have been in the U.S. – Gerardo Cesar Prieto (TKO2), Anthony Mora (KO1) and Shadrack Kipruto (TKO 3) – and each ended early after a barrage of Ravshan’s vicious body punches broke-down his opponents.

“He’s becoming a liver-killer,” Chingis said about his prize prospect, Hudaynazarov. “A few of his opponents have ended-up in the hospital getting their ribs checked. Ravshan has fought his last two fights as a welterweight (dropping down from junior middleweight) and we believe he is much stronger fighting at 147. He has tremendous potential and continues to impress with each fight.”

Hudaynazarov was a standout amateur boxer in Uzbekistan, capturing gold at the 2007 World Military Games. “I was taught back home when I first started boxing about the importance of attacking the body,” Ravshan explained. “I’ve been concentrating on the body even more in my last few fights. I really enjoy fighting as a welterweight; I’m much stronger and faster.”

One of the reasons for Ravshan’s accelerated progress can be attributed to him moving to Las Vegas, where he has been trained by Kevin Barry and Dewey Cooper, from Elite Boxing Gym in nearby Henderson.

“Training here is much better for me,” Ravshan noted. “I’m very happy to be living in the United States and Las Vegas is fantastic. Beibut and Chingis brought me here and they’ve helped me in every way. My promoters have put my career in the right direction and moving faster than it ever would have back home. Being promoted by a boxer like Beibut is great because he really knows the business and what his boxers go through. I’m very happy to be working for the world champion and glad to be promoted by the Shumenovs.”

Ravshan’s KZ Event stable-mate and fellow undefeated Uzbekistan fighter, Asian Boxing Council and Interim PABA champion Gayrat Ahmedov (14-0-1, 9 KOs), is also scheduled to fight on the July 23 card against Dallas “Deaf Pride” Vargas (22-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round, non-title fight.

Tickets for this exciting event are priced at: $20, $50, $60 and $250 and can be purchased by calling the Tachi Palace box office at 559-924-7751 or by visiting www.tickets.com.


HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT IN CLEVELAND!

Cleveland, Ohio – July 20th, 2010 - Warner Promotions is proud to present the return of Friday Night Fights to Cleveland on August 20th live from Nautica Pavilion in the Flats! The star studded night of boxing will feature Akron’s own and newly crowned NABA U.S. Heavyweight Champion Nick “The Stoneman” Firtha in the main event as he will defend his title against “Lightening” Mike Sheppard of Palestine, West Virginia in a ten round bout. The Vacant Ohio State Heavyweight Title will also be on the line! Firtha (18-7-1, 8 KO’s) is coming off the biggest win of his career as he dismantled Tony Grano last month at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut to win the title. Firtha scored a second round technical knockout over Grano, who came into their bout as the favorite and had a professional record of 17-1-1, with 13 KO’s. Sheppard (15-10-1, 8 KO’s) comes into this fight having won four of his last five bouts. His lone loss was a ten round decision to the WBO #10 ranked heavyweight in the World, Chauncy Welliver.

In the Co-featured bout of the evening, undefeated Cleveland Junior Middleweight Dante Moore will battle his toughest opponent to date, Corey “Collateral Damage” Rodriguez of Minneapolis, MN in a six round bout. Moore (6-0, 4 KO’s), a former United States Junior Olympic National Champion as an amateur, will bring his powerful style to the bout against Rodriguez (4-1-1, 3 KO’s) and will be fighting in a six round bout for the first time in his career. These two were scheduled to face each other in April before Moore had to withdraw due to a training injury.

“The Pride of Lorain” Wilkins Santiago (1-0), coming off a scintillating pro-debut in April will also see action in a four round middleweight bout. Santiago is one of the area’s best middleweights and is a promising prospect with a hard-punching style to please all fans.

Another promising prospect, Cleveland lightweight Julius Leegrand (3-0, 1 KO), will be looking to stay undefeated in a four round bout. The motivated Leegrand was a 2005 Cleveland Golden Gloves champion and a representative of the U.S. in the 2008 Eastern Trials as an amateur. The 22-year-old slick boxer most recently knocked out Francisco Portillo in the first round on April 24th.

The seven bout card will also feature Cleveland junior middleweight Michael Moore (1-0, 1 KO), Toledo super middleweight Damar Singleton (3-0, 2 KO’s), and Holland, MI junior welterweight Johnny Garcia (2-0, 1 KO) all in four round bouts.

Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the first bell set for 7:30 PM.

Tickets for Friday Night Fights will go on sale Wednesday, July 21 through all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets start at just $25 for general admission. There are also tables seating eight for $600, Tables seating four for $300, Ringside for $75, and floor seats for $50. For more information please call 216-854-0485.

Article posted on 20.07.2010



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