(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) Adrien Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) and Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) held a media workout at The Punch House in Cincinnati on Wednesday as they prepare for this Saturday’s WBA Super Lightweight World Championship, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) from U.S. Bank Arena.
New York, NY (6/18/15) – This past Saturday, Puerto Rico’s Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza fulfilled a lifelong dream when he picked up the IBF world super featherweight championship with a flawless performance against once-beaten contender Andrey Klimov. With the impressive showing, Pedraza, who improved to a perfect 20-0, 12KO’s, with the near shutout victory, clearly cemented himself as the next rising star to come out of the island.
PUERTO RICO (October 9, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions’ undefeated IBO super featherweight champion and Puerto Rican sensation Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (18-0, 12 KOs) and Philippine contender Michael Farenas (39-4-4, 31 KOs) have finalized their IBF elimination bout scheduled for November 14, 2014, at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 12-round bout will be televised on DirecTV in Puerto Rico only. Check your local listing for more details.
SANTA YNEZ, CA (August 6, 2014) – Gary Shaw Productions undefeated Super-Featherweight sensation, Puerto Rico’s, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (17-0, 11 KOs), makes his way back to the ring against Juan Carlos Martinez (20-14-1, 7 KOs) August 15, 2014 as the co-feature to Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1, 17 KOs) vs. Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 18 KOs). The 10-round bout will air live on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” and will take place at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif.
Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment’s undefeated super-featherweight champion, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs), is excited to be fighting on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez, taking place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on June 7, 2014. Pedraza will battle, Arturo Uruzquieta (15-6, 5 KOs) in a scheduled 6-round bout.
PONCE, PUERTO RICO (March 23, 2014) – Last night at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto, undefeated super featherweight contender, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (16-0, 10 KOs) captured the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight world title, with a dominating unanimous decision victory against Mexico’s Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs). Scorecards read 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111.
“This was another fight where I went the distance and learned a lot.” said Pedraza. “I’m working on everything each time I step in the ring. I’m feeling more comfortable while I’m honing in on my skills to get better. I feel I’m ready to fight any of the other world champions in my division, but ‘m going to leave that up to my promoters, Gary Shaw, Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo. I’ll fight anyone anywhere. I’m ready to make my people proud. Fighting in Puerto Rico is the best.”
Newly signed amateur stars, bantamweight Jean “Chapito” Rivera (1-0) and featherweight Luis Paredes (1-0) were successful, winning their pro debuts convincingly.
Undefeated super featherweight contender, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), is ready to battle Mexico’s, Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-6-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title this Saturday March 22nd. The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST.
PUERTO RICO (February 17, 2014) – Team Puerto Rico’s undefeated pride and joy, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), will make his way back to the ring on March 22nd, at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The unbeaten star will battle Mexico’s, Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-1-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant International Boxing Organization super featherweight title. The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST.
In the 10-round main event, Russian sluger Rustam Nugaev continued to impress the boxing world with a spectacular performance against a game Jose Hernandez. Both fighters had their moments in the early rounds. Hernandez would land combinations in spurts as did Nugaev, but it was the Russian who did the most damage in the exchanges. In the fifth round, Rustam landed a solid temple shot, followed by a vicious body blow that put Hernandez down and out. Nugaev never backed up during the fight and the pressure was too much for Hernandez who gave a valiant effort in defeat. With the KO victory, Nugaev moves to (27-4, 15 KOs) as Hernandez drops to (14-7-1, 6 KOs). The bout was stopped the 1:38 mark of round 5.