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Antonio Margarito - Abel Perry on 5/26; DelValle vs. Martin on Friday

(April, 25, 2012-Tucson, AZ) Taking very little time off, former three-time Welterweight World champion Antonio ''Tijuana Tornado'' Margarito will once again take to the ring.

Margarito will be taking on Abel Perry at the Casino Del Sol Resort AVA Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, May 26th, 2012.

Perry, hailing from Colorado Springs, Colorado sports a very respectable record consisting of 18-5 with 9KOs, he has been in with the likes of Patrick Thompson, James De La Rosa, Marteze Logan, Donald Camarena and Grady Brewer.

Perry will be going into the ring riding a five win streak, four by stoppage.

Margarito is coming off a fight against Miguel Cotto last December that resulted in a disappointing stoppage by the commission doctor due to a swollen right eye.

Margarito stated that he is extremely happy to be able to continue with his boxing career and looks forward to getting back into the ring and fighting for his fans.

Margarito vs. Perry will be a ten round main event bout.

Also on the nine-bout fight card will be undefeated KO artist Hanzel Martinez vs German Cruz, Phoenix, Arizona's own undefeated Super Lightweight Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. TBA and Undefeated Lightweight Jose Roman vs. Javier Garcia.

TV Azteca will televise.

*-----A press conference has been scheduled for Monday April 30, 2012 at 2pm at Casino Del Sol Resort Hotel.------*

5655 West Valencia Road

Tucson, AZ 85757

*For tickets and further information contact:

Casino Del Sol Resort (800) 344-9435

www.casinodelsol.com

Luis Del Valle vs. Christopher Martin on Friday

April 25, 2012 - Puerto Rican prospect Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (15-0, 11KO's) left early this Wednesday morning destined for Oklahoma for the most important bout of his young career.

This Friday April 27, Del Valle will be facing off against Californian Christopher Martin (23-1-3 6KO's) in the co-feature fight, which will be televised by the SHOWTIME series, ShoBox: The New Generation, live at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

"We are very happy because since the beginning of my career we have been looking for good tests for my development, and they are arriving. You can expect fireworks guaranteed and you will see me very active, putting on a lot of pressure until victory is within my grasp," said "Orlandito" Del Valle, who is the cousin of former world champion Rafael Del Valle.

"Orlandito" left for Oklahoma with his trainer/manager Raymond Rivera and his nutritionist Carlos Espinoza.

Del Valle vs. Martin will be a 10-round bout in the super bantamweight division.

Del Valle began his professional career at the featherweight (126lbs) division where he was ranked #4 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and #8 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO). Currently, Del Valle is campaigning at super bantamweight (122lbs).

The 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games gold medalist and WBC Youth super featherweight World Champion, José "Sniper" Pedraza (7-0, 6 KO's) will be opening the broadcast at 11:00pm (ET) with a bout set for eight rounds against Gil García (5-1-1, 2KO's) from Texas.

The boxing card, which is promoted by Dibella Entertainment, will be held at the Buffalo Run Casino, and will feature the main event fight between current IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen (18-0, 13 KO's) and Marcus Johnson (23-1, 12 KO's).

Pedraza and Del Valle are members of "Team Puerto Rico", a collaboration of fighters between Gary Shaw Productions, Dibella Entertainment, Universal Promotions and Warriors Boxing made with the goal of gathering the best of Puerto Rico's boxing talents.

For tickets you may contact DiBella Entertainment: (212) 947-2577 and/or www.dbe1.com.

For more information about Team Puerto Rico Boxing, you may visit www.teampuertoricoboxing.com.

Team Puerto Rico..........the new wave, making a splash.....

Article posted on 26.04.2012



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