10 rounder added to “Guilty Fight Night”

13.06.05 - Title-holder Cornelius Lock of Detroit and Giovanni Urbina of Mexico have been added to the nationally and internationally televised “Guilty Fight Night” card presented by Guilty Boxing Friday, June 17, at El Foro in Tijuana, Mexico in a 10-round super bantamweight co-main event. The original 10-round bout features young counter-puncher Michael Lozada of Mexico against relentless countryman Gerardo Zayas in a super featherweight bout..

The 26-year-old Lock, the IBC International super bantamweight champion, has a record of 14-2-1 with nine knockouts while the 26-year-old Urbina, from Huixtla, lists a mark of 18-9 with 11 knockouts.

The 21-year-old Lozada, from Tijuana, has a record of 15-1-1 with nine knockouts and is just a few wins away from making a serious run at a world ranking. Zayas, also from Tijuana, lists a mark of 22-11-1 with 12 knockouts.

Lock, a southpaw, won the IBC International 122-pound championship in his most recent outing, on a Guilty Boxing card Jan. 21 in Las Vegas when he stopped Alex “Ali” Baba in the 11th round.

Lozada has won both his bouts this year, a seventh-round knockout of Erick Perez April 30 in Cuautitlan, Mexico, and a 10-round unanimous decision over Antonio Cervantes on a Guilty Boxing card Feb. 11 in Tijuana.

Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are seen domestically on America One, Comcast Sports Chicago, DirecTV, Dish Network and The Urban Network; in Europe, Africa and middle eastern countries on Fox Sports International; in Europe and Africa on BEN Television; in the Caribbean on WCVI Super Station; and in Japan.

Guilty Boxing’s weekly cards are seen in 202 million households worldwide, making Guilty Productions one of the fastest-growing providers of boxing television programming in the world.

This is another in the ongoing series of “Guilty Fight Night” cards to be held in Tijuana. The innovative Guilty Boxing series was launched during May, 2004, and has presented cards in Las Vegas, California, Arizona and Connecticut as well as Tijuana.

Six-round fights on the nine-bout Guilty Boxing card include: heavyweight Marcos Geraldo Jr. (6-0, 6 KOs) of Tijuana against an opponent to be determined; welterweight Fernando Uribe (4-0, 3 KOs) of Mexico City against Juanito Rodriguez (4-4, 2 KOs) of Tijuana; super lightweight Pavel Miranda (4-0, 2 KOs) of Tijuana against an opponent to be determined; lightweight Jose Guadalupe Ramos (5-2, 3 KOs) of Tijuana against Jesus Gonzales (4-0, 3 KOs) of Tijuana; and featherweight Juan Carlos Burgos (3-0, 3 KOs) of Tijuana against Jose Fernandez (1-0-1, 0 KOs) of Tijuana.

Four-round fights include: super welterweight Heriberto Escobar (0-2-1) of Tijuana against Jesus Flores (1-0, 1 KO) of Tijuana and welterweight Carlos Bryan Rodriguez (1-0, 0 KOs) of Tijuana against Fernando Ortiz (0-1) of Tijuana.

The Guilty Boxing card starts at 7 p.m. (Pacific) with gates to El Foro opening at 6.

Commentators for Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are “The Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo. Sheridan, a Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, has worked almost 800 world championship bouts on six continents during a career that has spanned more than three decades. Ricardo, for 11 years a place kicker on four NFL teams, also is a veteran announcer and has covered the biggest events in the sports world, ranging from Super Bowls to World Cups.

Article posted on 13.06.2005

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