Sanchez vs. Herrera on Friday; Beibut Shumenov honored in Kazakhstan

LOS ANGELES, December 15 - TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" will head to the Woodland Community Center in Woodland, California tomorrow night, Friday, December 16 for a pre-holiday event featuring California prospects Alan Sanchez of Fairfield and Alberto Herrera of Riverside battling it out in an eight round welterweight main event that will pack some heavyweight firepower. Plus, unbeaten San Diego lightweight Guy Robb risks his perfect record against Palm Springs' Hugo Ramos in the six round co-main event.

Sanchez vs. Herrera headlines a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Don Chargin Productions and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Paco Presents and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T. Doors open at 7:30pm PT, the first bell rings at 8:30pm PT and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 12:30am ET / PT.

Tickets, priced at $30, $40 and $60, are on sale now and available for purchase at Paco's Restaurant (530) 669-7946, Taqueria Guadalajara #1 (530) 668-0628 and Travis Credit Union at 1372 E. Main St., Woodland, CA or (530) 668-0573.

20-year old Fairfield prospect Alan Sanchez (8-2-1, 3 KO's) has come out swinging thus far in 2011, defeating three quality opponents in 62-fight veteran Cristian Favela (W8), unbeaten John Grimaldo (W8), and Clint Coronel (TKO7). The victories established Sanchez as one of the top prospects in California and now he's aiming to make a big impression in his year-ending bout on TeleFutura in front of his hometown crowd.

Another one of California's most talented boxers, Riverside's Alberto Herrera (8-3, 5 KO's) has weathered some ups and downs, but the fearless 30-year-old still prides himself on never backing down from a fight. Herrera's last five opponents have sported a combined record of 42-2-1, so tough opposition is no problem for him. In his last bout on October 14, Herrera handed unbeaten Marcus Robinson his first professional defeat via a six round decision and he wants to keep the momentum going against Sanchez.

San Diego up-and-comer Guy Robb (6-0, 2 KO's) has built a solid fan following since making his professional debut in 2010. After scoring two first round knockouts and three decision wins in his first five fights, he upped the ante in his most recent bout on September 16 and impressed all observers with a near shutout victory over 6-0-1 Pablo Armenta. Now, he's got veteran Hugo Ramos in his sights.

Hailing from Palm Springs, California, 21-year-old Hugo Ramos (3-10-2, 1 KO) has faced eight unbeaten opponents thus far in his nearly three-year professional career and has pushed them all but one of them to the limit. He is coming to fight on December 16 knowing that a win over the unbeaten Robb could be the start of something big in 2012.

Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today's up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions' marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum "Tecate Museo de Boxeo," which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.

Beibut Shumenov honored in Kazakhstan

LAS VEGAS (December 15, 2011) - World Boxing Association ("WBA") and International Boxing Association ("IBA") light heavyweight World champion Beibut Shumenov returned home this week to receive one of the highest awards presented by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the "Barys (Snow Leopard) Award III."

Normally given to political and military dignitaries, the "Barys Award" recipients are personally selected by President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev for internationally promoting Kazak culture through, in Shumenov's case, his accomplishments in sports.

Introduced in 1999, the "Barys Award" is presented to individuals for service in strengthening the State System and Sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan, guaranteeing peace, consolidating the community and unity of the people of Kazakhstan in state, industrial, scientific, socio-cultural and public activity, and consolidating cooperation among peoples, rapprochement and inter-enrichment of national cultures.

The ceremony was held this past Wednesday at the White House of Kazakhstan, Ak-Orda, in the capital of Astana during the 20th anniversary celebration week of Kazakhstan's independence.

"I am very humbled to receive this prestigious award," Shumenov said. "I never dreamed of being honored like this. I would like to sincerely thank President Nazarbayev and his staff, as well as all people of Kazakhstan, most especially my family to whom I am so grateful for everything."

Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs), a 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian, will soon announce his next title defense and continue his quest to unify the world light heavyweight championship.

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NJ Lightweight Danny McDermott Returns with Fourth Round TKO of Bryan Abraham at Schuetzen Park!

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (December 16, 2011)—Danny “Little Mac” McDermott put to rest his two-fight losing streak with a thrilling fourth round technical knockout win Thursday night over Bryan Abraham in front of his adoring hometown crowd at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, N.J., in the six-round main event of the inaugural show of the Rich Komissar Promotions boxing series "Tommy Gallagher's Winners Have Scars."

The bout was stopped at the 2:38 mark as McDermott, now 9-3 (4 KO), opened up a fusillade of power shots on Abraham, now 5-10 (5 KO), of Schenectady, N.Y., prompting the referee to step in and halt the bout.

The bout was everything that Hudson County boxing fans have come to expect from a Danny McDermott fight; both McDermott and Abraham traded heavy blows from the opening bell with the momentum swinging with each exchange. McDermott weighed a career-high 144.5, while Abraham weighed 144 1/3.

McDermott, who had been working with veteran Tommy Gallagher out of the legendary Gleason's Gym for this bout, vowed to stay busy and avoid the inactivity that had hampered his career in the past.

In other action, Colombian cruiserweight knockout artist Santander Silgado made his American debut a spectacular one, improving to 19-0 (17 KO) with a second round technical knockout over Glen Williams (7-6-1, 5 KO) of Catonsville, MD. Silgado scored knockdowns in both rounds, with referee Earl Morton halting the bout at 2:51 following the second knockdown.

In a four round welterweight bout, Danny Terrill of Farmingdale, Long Island came up short in his professional debut, losing by technical knockout in the third round to Daniel Crabtree (2-3, 2 KO) of Hilliard, Ohio.

In a four-round middleweight bout, Thomas Baldwin (2-0-2, 1 KO) of Newark, N.J., was able to climb off the canvas in the third round to rescue his unbeaten record and salvage a draw against tough pro debut Dominique Foster of Hilliard, Ohio. The scores were 38-37 a piece, with the third scoring the bout 38-38.

In a four-round lightweight bout, Tevin Farmer (3-2-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, Penn., scored a second-round TKO over Ian James (1-2, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, N.Y.

“This show is exactly what we had in mind when we thought up the series”, said Komissar, the pleased promoter and son of the-late Stanley Komissar, who co-founded the iconic boxing gym The Starrett City Boxing Club in East New York.

“McDermott fought his typical fight and gave the fans action from the opening bell. The two fighters from Ohio came in and gave terrific accounts of themselves and in the process put on great fights. This was a great night of action and we are already looking forward for our next show in New York.”

Article posted on 15.12.2011

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