Michael Grant on Campas-Vanda Undercard

New York, June 21-The Yory Boy Campas vs. Matt Vanda main event and the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Roberto Duran's epic victory over Sugar Ray Leonard are the main courses on the Battle for Pride! pay-per-view card presented by Team Freedom Promotions on Friday night, June 24, from the Target Center, in Minneapolis, MN, but three additional televised fights will serve as the appetizers on the program which retails at $19.95.. The broadcast begins at 9:00 PM/ET and is available by contacting your local cable operator.

The co-featured attraction pits Santiago Samaniego (36-8-1, 29 KO's) against local Troy Lowry (24-5, 14 KO's) in a 10-round junior middleweight contest. Like Doran, Samaniego hails from Panama, while Lowery is another Minnesota hero from Minneapolis.

In another 10-round affair, this one featuring light middleweights, the undefeated Richard Gutierrez (18-0, 11 KO's) from Arjona, Columbia, squares off against Luis Santiago (18-6-1, 11 KO's) of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The come-backing heavyweight Michael Grant (40-3, 31 KO's) returns to the ring against Marcus McGee (13-6-7 KO's) in the opening contest of the televised card.

Duran Spars in Minny to promote Battle for Pride

Roberto Duran was back in the ring on Saturday for an action-packed, three-round sparring session at Canterbury Park in Minnesota for a local promotion. "I will do anything to promote the fight, but I am not making a comeback," said Duran.

Article posted on 21.06.2005

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