Mauricio Martinez faces former world champion Gerry Penalosa Oct. 21

20.10.06 - Sycuan Ringside Promotions’ No. 1-ranked bantamweight Mauricio Martinez faces former world champion Gerry Penalosa Oct. 21 in El Paso, Texas. The 31-year-old Martinez, who is ranked No. 1 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and was the WBO’s bantamweight champion during 2000 to 2002, has a record of 31-6-1 with 21 knockouts..

The 34-year-old Penalosa, who was the World Boxing Council super flyweight champion during 1997 and 1998, has a record of 50-5-2 with 33 knockouts.

Both Martinez, from Panama, and Penalosa, from the Philippines, are southpaws.

Since making its promotional debut during 2004, Sycuan Ringside Promotions already has six current or former world champions and has promoted and presented cards and world title bouts on premium cable networks in California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable, including welterweight world champion Carlos Baldomir, World Boxing Organization junior lightweight champion Joan Guzman, WBC super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez, World Boxing Association super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero, International Boxing Federation lightweight interim champion Julio Diaz and prospects undefeated teenage lightweight sensation Jorge Paez Jr. and cruiserweight Shawn Hawk.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions is led by Glenn Quiroga, president; Willie Tucker, executive vice president; and Scott Woodworth, vice president.

Article posted on 20.10.2006

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