Morales Turns Pro Tonight

Roman Morales, long one of the top amateurs in the country, makes his professional debut tonight at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. Morales, fighting out of San Ardo, California, will take on the capable Shaun Solomon (1-1-1) of Moreno Valley, California in a four-round super bantamweight bout.

Morales scaled 123-pounds, while Solomon came in at 124. Solomon comes in off of his first career pro victory, a split decision over Floyd Smith in October of last year. Morales capped a stellar amateur career by claiming a gold medal at the Four Nations Tournament in France this past November and has been sparring with several world class pros in preparation for tonight’s bout.

The Morales-Solomon bout will open a stellar night of boxing promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and the two featured bouts will be televised on Showtime’s Shobox: The New Generation. In the main event, former Cuban Olympian Luis Franco will square off with Leonilo Miranda in a featherweight tilt scheduled for ten. In the co-feature, fast-rising cruiserweight contender Lateef Kayode takes on once-beaten Nicholas Iannuzzi in a ten-rounder. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at

Article posted on 04.02.2011

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