News: Asiku-Gonzalez; Reynoso-Serrano; Miller-Pagliara

It's the biggest celebration in the history of Mexico, and on Wednesday, September 15th, at the Las Vegas Hilton, the Mexican Bicentennial will bear witness to some fistic fireworks, as Roy Englebrecht Promotions, in association with Promociones del Pueblo and Corona Extra, presents a world championship doubleheader in The Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton that will air live to all of Mexico and Latin America via Televisa, as well as on Pay Per View in the United States. The world championship will be distributed by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 10 PM/ET - 7 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of only $24.95..

In the main event, scheduled for 12 rounds, the IBO featherweight title is on the line when Australia's Jackson Asiku defends his belt against Mexican star and former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, and in the co-featured bout of the evening, also scheduled for 12 rounds, Mexico City's Juan Carlos Salgado squares off against Michigan's Tyrone Harris for the vacant IBO super featherweight crown.

But that's not all, as this action-packed six bout card also features a 10 round IBO junior super featherweight title bout that pits Ciudad Juarez's Miguel Roman (30-7-22Kos) who has agreed to fight Las Vegas top prospect Lonnie Smith (11-2-8Kos).

For tickets, priced from $25 to $75, please visit the Las Vegas Hilton Box Office, or Doors open at 6:00pm and the first bell rings at 6:30pm PST. The Televisa and PPV broadcast begins at 7:00pm.

A native of Uganda, "Action" Jackson Asiku (26-3, 14 KOs) has soared to the top of the boxing world thanks to an exciting style and an unyielding will to win. A 2000 Olympian for Uganda, Asiku liked Australia so much that he made it his new home, and he hasn't looked back yet. Winner of 15 straight fights, Asiku won the IBO title last November with an eighth round knockout of Heriberto Ruiz, and he's looking to score another big win on September 15th.

The pride of Mexico City, 28-year old Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7, 39 KOs) has won a place in the heart of all fight fans with his knockout power, and nearly five years after winning the WBO bantamweight title, he looks to be better than ever. A devastating puncher with both hands, Gonzalez has won five in a row, all by knockout, with only one opponent making it past the second round. With his country behind him, Gonzalez is eager to add another title belt to his trophy case.

25-year old Mexico City native Juan Carlos Salgado (22-1-1, 16 KOs) quietly plied his trade for the first six years of his career, building an impressive record along the way. But when he destroyed 27-0 Jorge Linares in just 73 seconds for the WBA super featherweight crown, the entire world knew who he was. Salgado would lose the belt in a hard-fought 12 rounder against Takashi Uchiyama in January, but after bouncing back with a TKO of Guadalupe Rosales in June, he's ready for another title shot.

Former world title challenger Tyrone "Fist of Fury" Harris (24-6-16KOS) out of Lansing, Michigan gave Stevie Johnston all he could handle, losing a majority decision for the IBA World Lightweight Title, and now he want this IBO belt. 29 year old Harris has a big win over 30-5 Damian Fuller for the USBA Lightweight title, so you can be sure that with these two sluggers already knocking out 32 opponents a war is brewing at the Hilton on September 15th, so who will be up for the challenge.

In televised undercard action, former Miami Hurricanes football star Quadtrine Hill (1-0, 1 KOs) looks for his second pro win in a heavyweight four rounder against Oakland's 3-4 Yohan Banks.

Plus, Las Vegas lightweight Renell Griffin (6-2, 2 KOs) takes on Khadaphi Proctor (5-5) of Hesperia, California, in a four rounder.

Tickets priced at $25, $40, and $75 are available at the Las Vegas Hilton Box Office 9am - 7pm daily, and at and

Doors open at 6pm on September 15th, with first undercard bout set for 6:30pm.

Former Miami Hurricane running back Hill, Las Vegan Griffin in prelims on card celebrating Mexican Independence Day

Two world championship bouts and a third title fight featuring a Las Vegan highlights the nationally and internationally televised professional boxing card “Viva en Las Vegas” Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Jackson Asiku of Australia defends his International Boxing Organization featherweight world championship against former World Boxing Organization bantamweight champ Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico in one 12-round bout while former World Boxing Association super featherweight king Juan Carlos Salgado of Mexico and Tyrone Harris of Lansing, Mich., clash for the vacant IBO super featherweight crown in the second 12-round fight.

The 10-round semi-main event features Miguel Roman of Mexico facing Cuauhtemoc Vargas of Mexico City for the vacant IBO Intercontinental featherweight championship.

Also on the card is former University of Miami running back Quadtrine Hill in a four-round heavyweight bout.

Las Vegan Renell Griffin is on the card as well in a four-round lightweight bout.

The card, promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo, starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, with doors to the Las Vegas Hilton Theater opening at 6.

Tickets, priced at $25, $40, $50 and $75, are available at the Las Vegas Hilton box office and through and

The Las Vegas Hilton box office is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and can be reached at 800-222-5361, 702-732-5755 or 702-732-5111 during those hours.

The card, which will be televised nationally and internationally, is in celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

The 31-year-old Asiku, from Adelaide, Australia, has a record of 26-3 with 14 knockouts and is making his first defense of the IBO featherweight championship he won Nov. 11 when he knocked out Heriberto Ruiz in the eighth round.

Asiku, who represented Uganda at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, has won 15 straight dating back to 2004.

The 28-year-old Gonzalez, from Mexico City, is one of the hardest-hitting featherweights in the world with a record of 45-7 with 39 knockouts.

He was the WBO bantamweight champion during 2005-2007. He won the title by stopping Ratanachai Singwancha and successfully defended by beating Mark Johnson, Fernando Montiel and Irene Pacheco. Gonzalez challenged Israel Vazquez for the World Boxing Council super bantamweight championship during 2006.

The 25-year-old Salgado, also from Mexico City, has a record of 22-1-1 with 16 knockouts. He won the WBA super featherweight championship Oct. 10 with a first-round technical knockout of Jorge Linares.

The 29-year-old Harris, a left-hander, has a record of 24-6 with 16 knockouts. Among his opponents is former World Boxing Council lightweight champion Stevie Johnston.
As an amateur Harris was the national Golden Gloves featherweight champion during 2000.

The 24-year-old Roman, from Ciudad Juarez, has a record of 30-7 with 22 knockouts.

The 25-year-old Vargas has a record of 15-4-1 with 10 knockouts.

Hill, from Sunrise, Fla., has a record of 1-0 with one knockout. The 6-foot-2-inch, 230-pound Hill, the son of former Los Angeles Ram and Miami Dolphin running back Eddie Hill, played for the Hurricanes during the 2002-2005 seasons.

He faces Yohan Banks of Redwood City, Calif., who has a record of 3-4-3 with one knockout.

Griffin, who has a record of 6-2-1 with two knockouts, faces Khadaphi Proctor of Hesperia Calif., who has a mark of 5-5-1 with no knockouts.

Corona Extra is the official sponsor for this world championship card.


Boxing fans of the Inland Empire will be treated to a crossroads main event featuring two of the region's top 140-pound prospects on Friday, September 17 when Thompson Boxing Promotions in association with Fox Sports en Español and sponsored by Lucas Oil, presents a six-bout card billed as "LOCK 'N LOADED III" at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California.

Jose "El Niño" Reynoso (12-3-1, 1 KO) will face his toughest nemesis Hector "Teco" Serrano (13-0, 5 KOs) who will put his undefeated record on the line in the scheduled 10-round headliner for the vacant WBC Latino Light Welterweight Title.

The 25-year old Reynoso sustained a pair of consecutive losses early in his career, but has seen his stock rise in his last 10 bouts which have featured eight wins and a draw against opposition all entering the ring with winning records. His only loss during that period came at the hands of Dean Byrne (now 13-0) by decision in May 2009. He is coming off a pair of epic bouts against then-undefeated Aris Ambriz - a draw back in January followed by a victory by majority decision in the April rematch at the Doubletree in Ontario.

Serrano, also age 25, is fresh off a fourth-round stoppage of Angel Hernandez in a main event held in Seattle back in June. It was a most impressive showing by Serrano, who was fighting outside of southern California for the first time as a pro. It was the second straight knockout win for Serrano, who previously dispatched Francisco Zepeda inside of two rounds back in March.

Tickets for "LOCK 'N LOADED III", priced at $75, $45, and $30, are available now and may be purchased by calling 714-935-0900.

The undercard will feature a clash of undefeated California super bantamweights, with Carson's Efrain Esquivias (9-0, 5 KOs) taking on Ephraim Martinez (4-0, 1 KO), of Salinas in a scheduled six-rounder.

Two other bouts slated for six rounds of action will pit once-beaten Artemio "King" Reyes (6-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside versus Portland, OR veteran Michael Lucero (12-16-2, 4 KOs) in a welterweight confrontation, and Jose Roman (7-0, 6 KOs), from Garden Grove, CA opposing Jesus Garnica (3-0-1, 3 KOs), from Tucson, AZ in a duel of undefeated lightweights.

Opening the September 17 show will be a pair of scheduled four-rounders featuring young pros just kicking off their careers. In the evening's first bout, Indio, CA bantamweight Diego Madrigal will debut against an opponent to be named. That will be followed by a light welterweight contest with Jhon Ortega (1-0, 1 KO) of Londonderry, NH, going up against German Bacho (0-1), from Santa Rosa, CA.

Bouts are subject to change. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.

"Lock 'N Loaded III" will be taped for broadcast by Fox Sports en Español at a later date to be announced.


September 7, 2010, Albany NY – Ares Promotions presents its inaugural fight card showcasing nine of the area’s most promising professional boxers on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Washington Avenue Armory.

NYS and WBF lightweight champion Brian Miller, a corrections officer from Schenectady, will be defending his WBF title against Brooklyn’s Floriano Pagliara in an eight-round bout. Also fighting is Rafael Luna, Troy, who will compete against Luis Rodriguez in the NYS lightweight title eliminator fight.

Troy’s favorite light heavyweight Shawn Miller will battle it out four rounds against Keith Debow of St. Louis, Mo. Also from Troy, Kimdo Bethel (4-0, 3KOs), U.S. 2008 Olympic team alternate, will fight Alexis Mejias. At 6’2”, 230 lbs, Bethel is sure to provide an exciting six rounds for the fans. Female welterweight Sarah Kuhn, Delmar, will fight in her pro debut against Natoya Ervin.

“Fight Night at the Armory is a true representation of some of the Capital District’s best boxers - at least one fighter from each local gym is on this competitive card,” said Adam Neary, Ares Promotions. “Even those who aren’t as familiar with boxing will be entertained.”

The night will also feature a performance by local singer/songwriter Danielle Gaudin in a tribute to 9/11.

Tickets and VIP tables, including dinner by Maggie’s Sports Bar and table service, are available from the Armory (518) 512-5203. Tickets are also available at Doors open to the public at 6 p.m. First bout begins at 7 p.m.

Article posted on 07.09.2010

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