Leo Santa Cruz added to Jonathan Ogden foundation benefit card this Thursday night

BALTIMORE, MD (October 19, 2010) Sensational super bantamweight prospect Leo “Teremoto” Santa Cruz has been added to the star studded “An Evening Ringside” Jonathan Ogden Foundation Benefit card this Thursday night, October 21st at the Martins Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland.

Fighting out of Lincoln Heights, California, Santa Cruz has continued to impress West Coast boxing fans since turning professional four years ago. Known for his outstanding boxing skills and fast hands, the former amateur standout brings a record of 13-0-1 with five knockouts into the scheduled six rounder against Milwaukee’s James Owens, 4-1-0 (2KO’s).

Santa Cruz is currently riding a three bout knockout streak, most recently stopping Jose Angel Cota on June 3rd at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.

The 22 year old Santa Cruz is one of several young world class prospects and local fan favorites who will be featured at “An Evening Ringside.”

Also set for the action packed card will be a welterweight clash between crowd pleasing undefeated welterweight prospect Emmanuel “The Tranzformer” Taylor of Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland and Puerto Rico’s Laureano Laracuente.

Just 19 years old, Taylor has been the talk of the talent rich Maryland boxing scene since turning professional in March of 2009. Sporting a record of 9-0-0 with eight knockouts, Taylor has been counted on to thrill fans along the East Coast with his trademark brutal knockouts.

Sporting a record of 7-3-1 (2KO’s), crafty veteran Laracuente will be Taylor’s toughest foe to date, as the match up has all the trappings of an all-action six rounder.

Former amateur standout Alantez “TEZ” Fox will make his highly anticipated first professional appearance in the Baltimore area. Fighting out of nearby Forestville, the 18 year old Fox looked terrific in his pro debut, dominating Kevin Kibler over four rounds on July 31st at the Sovereign Bank Baseball Stadium in York, PA.

Fox, 1-0-0, will see action against Tallahassee, Florida based, Dustin Parrish, 0-1-0, in a four round junior middleweight tilt.

In a special attraction four rounder, female newcomers Carla Torres of Cleveland, Ohio and Jennifer Wood of Lynchburg, Virginia, will square off in a four round lightweight bout.

Wood made a very successful pro debut with a first round knockout of Shanna Allen on May 8th in Bedford, Virginia. Torres will be making her pro debut.

Light heavyweights also will see action as Baltimore’s Maxell “The General” Taylor will face Brooklyn, New York’s Ariel Espinal in a scheduled four round bout.

After a four year layoff, the 26 year old Taylor, 14-2-1 (5KO’s), got back in business with a six round decision over Francois Ambang on September 17th at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Espinal, 8-16-3 (4KO’s), battled longtime local favorite Mike Paschall in a six round war on September 10th, losing a hard fought majority draw.

Rounding out the six bout card is a four round super middleweight bout between undefeated Randallstown, Maryland native Dale “Hit Hard as Hell” Roberson-EL, 4-0-0 (2KO’s) and Frank Armstrong of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 4-15-3 (3KO’s).

Martins Valley Mansion is located at 594 Cranbrook Road in Cockeysville, Maryland. Tickets and further information can be obtained by calling 410-336-8889 or at The Jonathan Ogden Foundation website

Article posted on 19.10.2010

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