News: Jesus Soto Karass; Jimmy Lange; Anita Christensen

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 10, 2012) – Worthy of its name, FIREPOWER II will make an explosion over Tucson’s desert sky later this month, when it loads 8 fights into the boxing ring of CASINO DEL SOL RESORT, southern Arizona’s premier resort and casino. Showdown Promotions, in association with Top Rank Inc, is thrilled to announce its next fight card televised by TV AZTECA. The event will be taking place at the Casino Del Sol AVA Amptheatre Saturday, May 26th, and will feature in its main event, Mexican strongman Jesus Soto Karass (24-7, 16 KOs) from Los Mochis, Sinaloa.. The always crowd pleasing fighter be facing 10-1-1 Said “The Messenger” El Harrak.

Supporting Soto Karass will be undefeated and highly ranked prospect, Hanzel “El Tornadito” Martinez (17-0, 14 KOs). The brother-in-law of the former three- time world champion, Antonio Margarito, will be taking the next step in his career, inching closer to what every fighter strives for, becoming a world champion. But first, El Tornadito will have to face an experienced and tough German Cruz (21-6-1; 16 KOs). Martinez and German will be fighting for one of the WBC’s regional titles.

And putting an exclamation point to this huge boxing card will be the much-anticipated return of Jose Benavidez Jr. (14-0, 12 KOs). Jose is returning to the ring after a six month layoff due to a hand injury that needed surgery. Jose is excited to show the boxing world that he is back!

Also on the card will be undefeated Arizona fighters, Abel Ramos (3-0, 2 KOs) from Case Grande and Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (3-0-1) from Phoenix.

Doors to the AVA AMPHITHEATER at CASINO DEL SOL RESORT will open at 5:30 PM, with first bell scheduled to ring at 6:00.


Jimmy Lange suffers training injury; June 23rd card postponed

Jimmy Lange suffered a leg injury during training camp that is preventing him from training for his bout scheduled for June 23, 2012. As a result, Jimmy Lange Boxing officials announced that the June 23rd event at the Patriot Center has been postponed. Officials hope to return to the Patriot Center later this year. Ticketholders can receive a refund from their point of purchase with online purchases automatically refunded.

Statement from Jimmy Lange

“I want to thank all of my fans for their past, present and continued support. I promise to be back in action at the Patriot Center as soon as my physical condition allows. This injury will not affect my performance when I return. Thank you again and I’ll see you in the fall.”

Christensen Returns Against Leonardi May 26

Former WBC, WBA, WIBF, WIBA & GBU World Bantamweight Champion Anita Christensen (24-1-1, 8 KOs) of Denmark is set to return to the ring on May 26 after more than two years out, when she takes on reigning French Champion Isabelle Leonardi (8-9-2, 3 KOs) at Skyline Arena in hometown Randers.

In Christensen’s last bout, in March 2010, she drew with current WBO World Champion Kaliesha West, and has since been on the sidelines while getting her motivation back for another run at a World title. Despite the mediocre record of the Paris-boxer, Christensen will not be facing a pushover in Leonardi, who defended her French national title only last month.

Also on the show promoted by Euro Event will be Light Welterweights Kasper Bruun (13-0-1, 3 KOs) and Kim Poulsen (20-1, 6 KOs), as well as rookie Middleweights Abdul Khattab (1-0, 1 KO) and Stephan Alms (1-0, 1 KO), against opponents to be announced.

Completing the evening’s action, Denmark’s amateur national team will square off against Estonia. Tickets are on sale via and by phone (0045) 70 263 267.

Article posted on 11.05.2012

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